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October 20, 2016

SDUHSD denies SOUL charter petition BY KAREN BILLING The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) denied the application for the proposed new SOUL Charter School in Encinitas in a 4-0 vote on Oct. 13. The board had a chance to deny or to approve the school with conditions but after conversations with their legal representative Procopio and the California Charter School Association,

SOUL decided to decline the conditional approval option, leaving the board only the option to deny the application. “There were a variety of reasons that went into this decision but essentially it would put us in a state of limbo without a clear path to opening,” SOUL co-founder Michael Grimes said. “The conditions were not measurable, quantifiable conditions

that could be definitely met. The district could have easily drawn out the process through April, preventing us from opening in 2017.” “It was an incredibly difficult decision in which we gave great thought and consideration. After weighing all outcomes and possibilities, we are confident that we made the right choice,” Grimes said. SOUL will now begin the appeal

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process with the San Diego County Board of Education, where a charter has not been approved in years. Grimes said a lot will depend on how the county board election turns out in November but he believes the board is “finally on the verge of becoming pro-charter.” If not approved at the county, Grimes still believes SOUL has a SEE CHARTER, A28

ommunity Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe held a Donor Appreciation Party Oct. 16 at the RSF home of Mary Ann and Vearl Smith. Community Concerts of RSF will kick off its 17th season on Oct. 21 at the Village Church Fellowship Hall in RSF with crooner George Bugatti and “Portraits of America.” (Above) RSF Community Concerts board member Terri Dickson, harpists Gigi Accomazzo and Heidi Fleischbein, RSF Community Concerts President Gail Kendall. See page B8 for more.

CDRC approves Gateway village development Association board gets final OK; project includes grocery market BY KAREN BILLING The Covenant Design Review Committee (CDRC) unanimously recommended approval of the proposed new Gateway project in the Rancho Santa Fe village at its Oct. 18 meeting. The two-story, 27,017-square- foot building would replace the existing gas station with a market, office and retail, courtyards and open space. CDRC member Bill Cardon said the project has evolved in a positive way since they started reviewing it back in 2013; board member Hilary Broyles echoed that

the developers have responded to every request made over the course of nine public meetings. “It fits into the community and provides us with something that we lost,” Cardon said. “We have a market. And if it’s supported by the community it will be there forever.” The RSF Association board will make the final decision on the project in November. If approved, it would take about six months to get through the county approval process before the SEE GATEWAY, A28

BY KRISTINA HOUCK After successfully leading Solana Beach School District since last year, the school board unanimously voted on Oct. 13 to extend Superintendent Terry Decker’s contract. “I want to thank you for a wonderful year and for hitting the ground running,” board president Vicki King said to Decker. Decker was selected as the district’s superintendent after former Superintendent Nancy Lynch returned to Northern California to serve as superintendent of Reed Union School District. Decker previously served as the district’s assistant superintendent of instructional services. He started his new role You’re very in July 2015. His contract initially child-centered and went through June 30, 2018. I think that’s a After receiving a satisfactory very important performance evaluation for his attribute for first year, the board opted to somebody who sits extend the agreement for an in a leadership additional year until June 30, position in our 2019. Decker receives an annual district. salary of $182,603. “I’m really happy that we’re Debra Schade, able to extend your contract,” board vice president said board member Julie Union. “I just love how present you are in the schools and how much you care about meeting parents.” “You’re very child-centered and I think that’s a very important attribute for somebody who sits in a leadership position in our district,” added board vice president Debra Schade. Born in San Diego and raised on the East Coast, Decker has worked in education for more than 30 years, including two years at the San Diego County Office of Education. Decker, who began his career as a teacher, holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in educational administration from San Diego State University. He joined the Solana Beach School Board as director of instruction in 2012 and was promoted to assistant superintendent the following year. “I am honored to be the superintendent of this school district,” Decker said. “Every day the 3,100 children come to this school district they get a remarkable education.”


Del Mar Fairgrounds deems Local resident works to abolish California death penalty KAABOO a success BY KRISTINA HOUCK The second KAABOO proved the three-day festival needs some improvements, but overall, Del Mar Fairgrounds officials deemed it a success. “Overall, I think it was a good event,” said Tim Fennell, CEO and general manager of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which runs the fairgrounds. The inaugural KAABOO debuted last September with more than 100 acts on seven stages, attracting 50,000 attendees. The attendance during the second annual event last month, Fennell said, was up 71 percent. Although deemed a success, Fennell said the three-day festival does need to improve

traffic and crowd control. Last year festival organizers utilized shuttles and offsite parking, which Fennell said organizers did not do this year. KAABOO received four complaints about traffic and two complaints about ride-sharing services this year, according to a report submitted to the Del Mar City Council. “I suspect that we’re going to strongly encourage them to take a hard look at offsite shuttling and better handling of Uber and Lyft,” Fennell said. As for crowd control, Fennell said festival organizers need to better craft next year’s schedule. SEE KABOO, A28

Fair board hears solutions for reopening Coast to Crest Trail segment BY KRISTINA HOUCK The San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority presented potential solutions to reopen a portion of the Coast to Crest Trail during the Oct. 11 meeting of the board of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which runs the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds. Following a January 2016 storm, bank erosion severed approximately 75 feet of the Coast to Crest Trail along the San

Dieguito River at Del Mar Horsepark, west of El Camino Real Bridge. The segment helped complete about 45 miles of the planned 70 miles of the Coast to Crest Trail, which would extend from the ocean at Del Mar to the San Dieguito River’s source on Volcan Mountain near Julian. “Unfortunately, when we have instances like this, we take a few steps back,” said Kevin McKernan, executive SEE TRAIL, A28

BY JOE TASH Kyle Wesendorf took a slightly unusual path to her current career as a vegetarian personal chef – before deciding to attend culinary school and take up cooking for a living, she worked in the legal field, specifically as an attorney handling the appeals of death row inmates. “It’s a weird resume,” said Wesendorf, who runs her own business, a personal chef service Kyle Wesendorf called Brio. Even though the 63-year-old Solana Beach resident no longer practices law, she hasn’t left her passionate opposition to the death penalty behind – earlier this year, she joined a cause near to her heart by enlisting as a volunteer for Prop. 62, a measure on California’s November ballot that will, if approved, abolish the death penalty in this state. “I’ve always been against the death penalty,” said Wesendorf, who retired from her legal career in 2003 after practicing in Illinois and California. “It’s my abiding passion. I feel very strongly it’s wrong. A great country like ours should not be killing people.” Wesendorf is a member of the board of directors of the Yes on 62 committee. In that capacity, she has helped organize the campaign, from raising funds and gathering signatures, to getting the word out about the ballot measure. California voters last considered the death penalty question in 2012, when, by a margin of

52 to 48 percent, they rejected an initiative that would have replaced the death penalty with a maximum sentence of life without possibility of parole. This time around, Wesendorf is optimistic that the outcome will be different, and that voters will abolish the death penalty in California. Prop. 62 also calls for the imposition of life without parole instead of capital punishment. Complicating things is a competing ballot measure, Prop. 66, which seeks to fix a broken death penalty system and speed up the process, streamlining appeals procedures and setting a five-year time limit for the completion of death penalty appeals. The last execution carried out in California was in 2006, due to legal issues surrounding the state’s lethal injection procedures. More than 700 inmates currently remain on death row in California. Among the reasons for abolishing the death penalty in California, said Wesendorf, are that it does not work as a deterrent, it is expensive (the state’s legislative analyst estimated that elimination of the death penalty will save $150 million per year in legal and prison costs), and that its application is racially biased. Many nations around the world have abolished capital punishment, and in the U.S., 24 states have either abolished the death penalty or put it on hold, according to the Death Penalty Information Center web site. “When you look around the world at countries SEE PENALTY, A29

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Medical tattoo ace: Research must ‘skate to where the puck is going’ BY WILL BOWEN UC San Diego Professor of Bioengineering Todd Coleman opened his lecture Sept. 20 at Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, with a quote from hockey great Wayne Gretsky: “Gretsky says that he does not skate toward the puck, but rather, he skates to where the puck is going.” Coleman followed up with an inspiring lecture on where things are going in medicine, as part of the “Inside Innovation” lecture series, presented by the UCSD Office of Innovation & Commercialization, 4 p.m. third Tuesdays in Roth Auditorium at Sanford Consortium. Coleman is best known for his work with medical tattoos. These are very Todd Coleman small electrical circuit boards you peel off from a piece of plastic and paste on the skin. The “tattoos” monitor and send off all kinds of data about what is going on in your body — things like blood pressure, heart rate, etc. Medical tattoos are the wave of the future. They will replace all the bulky testing and monitoring equipment that doctors now use. Soon, you won’t have to go into the doctor’s office or hospital to be have simple tests, the doctor can monitor your wellbeing from afar — 24/7 — by way of signals from the medical tattoo. Knowing about medical tattoos now is like knowing that you should have invested in

Todd Coleman talks about his research on medical tattoos. Facebook before it took off or Qualcomm before everyone on the planet bought a cell phone. This is where the puck is going! By way of example, Coleman shared slides of a pregnant woman who was being monitored in the hospital for fetal heart rate. She had two bulky belts with electronic instruments strapped to her body. It was a pain for her to unharness them when she had to use the bathroom. Coleman came into her room and replaced the bulky harnesses with a 1- by 2-inch electronic tattoo that he stuck to her protruding stomach like a post-it note. The tattoo sent the same data as the bulky belts to a nearby iPad screen by way of Bluetooth technology. Coleman went on to share another use of the tattoo technology. Gastroenterologists usually have to sick a camera down your throat or up the other end, so they can look at your stomach or intestines. Or you may have to swallow a SmartPill (an ingestible


capsule that measures pressure, pH and temperature as it travels through the gastrointestinal tract to assess GI motility), which sometimes gets stuck in your guts and then doctors must figure out how to get it out. Coleman said he is working on a tattoo you place on the abdomen and it monitors the electrical waves in the intestines and provides all the information needed without the invasiveness of the other methods. Medical tattoos can also be used to turn on genes — like a gene that would prevent or rehabilitate Alzheimer’s disease. Athletes can use tattoos for enhancing their training and performance. The sky is the limit when it comes to medical tattoos. Coleman said he can do a lot of the necessary research in his lab to develop the tattoos with grad student assistants, but at some point things are best turned over to private companies for further


development and marketing. That’s where the public comes in. After his talk, Bill Decker, director of operations at OIC, got up to moderate a Q&A between Coleman and the audience. Several medical business owners shared what they were doing or how the tattoos might be applied in their professions. Afterward, everyone adjourned to a reception catered by Bella Vista Social Club and Cafe where the conversation continued. ■ IF YOU GO: The “Inside Innovation” lecture series was designed to create an atmosphere where scientists, doctors, investors, entrepreneurs, and the interested public can meet, strike up dialogues and form productive relationships. All lectures are free of charge and begin at 4 p.m. in Roth Auditorium at Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla: • Oct. 18: Pradipta Ghosh, M.D., developments in the treatment of cancer by way of the study of signal pathologies. • Nov. 29: Andrew Kahm, M.D. and biomedical engineer Juan Del Alamo, new device for assessing stroke risk. • Jan. 17: Catriona Jamieson, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Division of Regenerative Medicine at UCSD, cancer stem cells. • Feb. 21: Shirley Meng of the Laboratory for Energy Storage, nano engineering, making smaller, more powerful batteries. • May 16: Laingfang Zhang, nano drug delivery, very tiny methods of delivering drugs in the body.

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First annual CCA STEM Conference on Oct. 29 BY KAREN BILLING Canyon Crest Academy’s Translational Science Club is hosting the first annual CCA STEM Conference on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theater. The free event will be an opportunity for middle school and high school students to learn about different careers in STEM from doctors, researchers, engineers and more. CCA Translational Science Club juniors Nithya Krishnamurthy, Taraneh Barjesteh and Emily Kogan couldn’t help but notice how successful the CCA Writers Conference was in the spring and wanted to provide something similar for those interested in science, technology, math and engineering. Congressman Scott Peters, one of the event sponsors, is scheduled to kick off the conference by speaking on legislative policy that will promote STEM careers here in San Diego. “I’m excited about Congressman Peters getting out into the community and reaching a far larger base of people and getting people interested in STEM, which is our goal,” Emily said. The packed line-up for the day includes speakers Dr. Carolina Quayle of Li-COR Biosciences; Dr. Samuel Ward, a UC San Diego orthopedics professor; and Claire Remillard of SAP Software Solutions, who will host a panel discussion on technology and business. After a break, participants will hear from Dr. Sheila Rao of the Nomis Center for Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis at the Salk Institute; Ana Sanchez and Dina Steinke from ID Analytics speaking on Women in Technology; Raj Krishnan, CEO of Biological Dynamics; as well as a presentation on the “Be the Match Bone Marrow Drive” with both a donor and a recipient. At the break between speakers, there will be booths from conference sponsor

Nothing Bundt Cakes, the Girls Who Code Club and the Caring for Cancer Club. Nithya not only founded the Translational Science Club last year, but also founded the Girls Who Code Club and Caring for Cancer Club, a group that raises funds to provide care packages for cancer patients in collaboration with the UCSD Moores Cancer Center. The girls have been working on putting this conference together since March. They admit it was a challenge to bring all of these talented speakers together but they worked every contact they had —Nithya was able to land Congressman Peters as she worked a former intern for him. At CCA, the Translational Science Club’s mission is to foster an interest in research and the applications of research in clinical medicine and other scientific fields. The club has collaborated together on a research project, but they have also all explored research fields on their own outside of school. Emily, club secretary, has done research during an internship with biotech company NuVasive, as well as shadowed doctors at Scripps; club treasurer Taraneh has worked in a lab at UCSD; and club president Nithya had an internship at Salk last year — her mentor, Dr. Rao, is one of the conference speakers. “Our goal after the conference is to get as many sophomores and freshmen involved in the club as we can so that after we graduate, the conference will be an ongoing event,” Taraneh said. “We hope to get all of the community’s support in this maiden venture which we hope will carry on for many years,” Nithya said. A voluntary contribution at the door will go toward the Caring for Cancer Club. While the event is free, RSVPs are recommended by Oct. 25 at


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RSF resident named Chairperson of Make-A-Wish San Diego Higgs Fletcher & Mack, a San Diego-based, full-service law firm for over 75 years, announced recently that partner and employment law and litigation attorney Jim Peterson was named Jim Chairperson Peterson of Make-A-Wish (MAW) San Diego. A board member since 2013 and previously Vice Chair, Peterson aims to increase the organization’s outreach program to all eligible “wish kids” and further fundraising efforts to ensure the local chapter can sustain its unprecedented growth in the number of wishes granted in the coming year. “Jim has a long history with the organization and given his extensive involvement and professional expertise, it’s no surprise that they elected him chair,” said Higgs Fletcher & Mack’s Executive Director Henry Angelino. “We’re incredibly proud of Jim for attaining this level of leadership. He’s a well-respected attorney and it’s evident that he’s viewed in the same manner at

Make-A-Wish.” Peterson was first introduced to the organization in 2011 when his then 16-year-old daughter, Tina, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. During her inpatient chemotherapy treatments at Rady Children’s’ Hospital, the family was introduced to MAW and ultimately, Tina’s wish to go to the Grammy’s was granted. At the time of her diagnosis, Tina was a budding singer and musical theater actress, but following her treatment, she lost some of her voice and confidence as a performer. MAW embraced Tina as an ambassador for the organization and invited her to perform the National Anthem at the 2011 Poinsettia Bowl and a MAW event at a San Diego Padres game in 2012. She has also performed at the Humphrey’s stage at some MAW fundraisers. Those experiences motivated her to return to performing and served as the catalyst to heal her and her family. Now, Tina is a healthy senior at San Diego State University seeking a degree in marketing. She has spent many hours as a volunteer intern with MAW. The

Peterson family joyously celebrated Tina’s five years of remission on Oct. 1. Peterson’s wife, Kim, is a founding member of the chapter’s W.I.S.H. circle, a group of women who hold events, fundraisers and sponsor wishes. In addition, Peterson’s daughters, Danielle and Whitney, and son-in-law, Clark, are involved as wish granters and volunteers for the organization. “This organization is very near and dear to me and my family, and we truly believe that MAW was instrumental in helping Tina and our family cope with her illness. It’s with great pleasure that I get to serve as chair and focus on increasing awareness for MAW San Diego,” shared Peterson. “Last year, we increased our outreach to connect with more than 70 percent of those eligible for a wish (children with life-threatening illness), and increased the number of wishes granted from 175 to 225. I want to continue our efforts and spread the word about the impact MAW has on healing kids and their families struck by a health tragedy. I’m also looking forward to growing our donor base and increasing our fundraising efforts.”

Meet and Greet to be held for local author Jake Heilbrunn A meet and greet and book signing with Torrey Pines High School graduate and author Jake Heilbrunn will be held at Bliss101 on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6-8 p.m. Refreshments and tasty treats will be served. Bliss101 is located at 553 S. Coast Hwy 101 Encinitas. 760-487-1900; After four eye-opening, life-altering months in Central America, Heilbrunn came back with a whole new outlook on life and the material for his first book, “Off the Beaten Trail.” The book shares Heilbrunn’s story of

Author Jake Heilbrunn overcoming a chronic skin condition and depression by taking an unexpected path: He dropped out of college at 18 and went on a solo backpacking trip through Central America


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North County native ‘Big Local man challenges community to positively impact veterans Nik’ building on social media superstardom BY ROB LEDONNE hree years ago, Nik Keswani (otherwise known by his moniker “Big Nik”) was just another high school student living in Del Mar and attending Torrey Pines High School. Born with dwarfism, Keswani has faced a variety of health setbacks throughout his life, finding himself in and out of upwards of 40 surgeries, one of them particularly grueling. “I had to get metal inserted into my hips and ankles because my bone was dissolving,” he said. “So I was in a wheelchair with nothing to do for almost a year.” Around this time, a brand new video sharing application dubbed Vine debuted for Apple’s iPhone, so Keswani downloaded it. “I started making videos in my wheelchair. People really liked the first one I posted and it went from getting 10 ‘likes’ to 100 to 1,000 to 100,000. I saw that and was like, ‘Now is the time to grind.’” Capitalizing on his viral Vine fame, Keswani quickly became one of the biggest stars on the application known for catapulting normal kids from making videos for fun in their bedrooms to worldwide fame. “I took advantage of the followers I was gaining and didn’t want to disappoint them, so I started constantly posting,” explains Keswani, who today has 3 million followers on Vine alone. “After that first video, I would think of ideas and it was smooth sailing from there.” One facet that set Keswani apart from the rest of


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the Vine pack is his humble, what you see is what you get approach to posting videos. On an application where many users rely on shock value and silly pranks, Keswani has stayed grounded and shed light on both his dwarfism and the medical issues he faces. (One recent video, played for laughs, involved how he can’t reach his bathroom SEE NIK, A11

BY KRISTINA HOUCK Rick Collins knows first-hand the challenges veterans face when transitioning back into civilian life. The Del Mar resident launched Veterans 360 in 2011 after losing four friends, all members of the military. Two died in combat and two took their own lives. “That was the catalyst,” said Collins, founder and executive director of Veterans 360. The Del Mar-based nonprofit organization is a one-to one advocacy and support program for young veterans transitioning back into civilian life. Veterans 360 offers help through engagement, education, advocacy and healing. Collins aims to connect and engage with young veterans as early as possible in their transition process, in an effort to prevent homelessness, substance abuse and suicide. “We’re engaging young post-9/11 veterans,” Collins said. “They’re the most vulnerable. They’re the most at-risk. They’re struggling.”

In recognition for his work in the community, Collins recently received the 10News Leadership Award. “Sometimes it’s good to be recognized for the sacrifices that we make,” said Rick Collins Collins, a veteran of the British military. “I’ve made a lot of sacrifices over the last five, six years myself. It’s just nice to be recognized for it.” On Veterans Day, Collins is launching a new campaign to connect the community with veterans: Carry the Challenge — One. Carry The Challenge is a transition and post-traumatic stress disorder initiative of Veterans 360. Carry the Challenge — One will challenge people to positively impact a young veteran’s life. Whether hiring a veteran, buying a cup of coffee for a veteran or simply offering a hug to a veteran, Collins is not telling people how to participate, only to positively

impact a veteran’s life. “It’s a program we want to go viral, but it’s a lot different from other campaigns,” Collins said. “It’s 100 percent positive.” In addition to positively engaging a young veteran or a family member of a veteran, Collins also asks that participants give them a Challenge Coin and encourage them to contact Veterans 360 if they need support with PTSD or transition challenges. “Asking for help is a sign of strength. It’s totally acceptable,” Collins said. “We’ve got to find a way to give a positive message to these young vets so that they understand there is no shortage of support,” he added. “That’s a complete myth. There are people all over this country ready and willing to help these young vets. But the stigma, the process, the challenges they have prevents them from getting help. Veterans 360 and Carry the Challenge’s role is to make it easy for them to get help.”








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RSF Big Band to present swing ‘All Fore the Community’ Golf Classic orchestra concert Nov. 6 to be held at RSF Golf Club Oct. 24

Tables are going fast for the Rancho Santa Fe Big Band concert to be held Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Village Community Presbyterian Church Hall in Rancho Santa Fe (6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe). Downbeat is exactly at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Rancho Santa Fe Big Band, in its 15th year, is a 17-piece swing orchestra of the highest quality dedicated to the preservation and performance of the music of the “Greatest Generation,” also known as the Swing Era. Founded by the late Professor of Music, Jack Wheaton, produced by Dominick Addario, MD and conducted by Dave Murray, this swing orchestra is big, bold and performs vintage arrangements of the talented musician/composers of the 1930s and ’40s in a club atmosphere of tables and a bring-your-own appetizers and beverage. The line-up includes some of the finest musicians in Southern California, including Bob Mathes, Les


The Rancho Santa Fe Big Band. Keppics, Robbie Smith, Tom Brawner, and Chris Klich. Band members have played with Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Jimmy Dorsey and Glenn Miller, and have backed up greats such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee and more. Band vocalist and event coordinator Marie Addario brings her soulful sound to this swing ensemble. RSF Big Band is a nonprofit organization and has contributed to various San Diego charities, including

the Camp Pendleton Marine Family Food Drive, KSDS Radio, and many local organizations in their home town. The band has performed on the greens at both the La Jolla Cove and Rancho Santa Fe July 4 concerts. Tickets are $45 per person. Tables of 10 may be reserved for a discount of $400. Email ticket requests at or call 756-4542. More information can be found on the band’s website:

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center’s popular “All Fore the Community” Golf Classic will take place at the exclusive Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club on Monday, Oct. 24. This private course is rarely open to the public and only a few player spots remain. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a fantastic 18-hole scramble with friends, clients and business partners while raising important funds for the Community Center, a nonprofit 501(C)3 organization. Major sponsors include: The Mikles Family, The Wohlford Family, Dos Gringos Flower Company, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP, Rancho Valencia Resort, Garden Club Event Center, The Pedder Family, The Seltzer Family, Toyota of El Cajon and Honda of El Cajon, Northern Trust, Telemundo Univision, CBS 8 KFMB-TV, Hoehn Motors and Pedder Auto Group. Player registration opens

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Conservation biologist Bill Toone to speak at Oct. 30 Village Viewpoints event in RSF Conservation biologist Bill Toone, a North County resident, will be the guest speaker at the Village Viewpoints event to be held on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. Toone will take event attendees on a world-wide journey of the people and environments in which he has worked. These regions are largely unknown by the world today, but ones the audience will have the opportunity to experience through the stories and photographs he will share. Toone began his career with the San Diego Zoo overseeing the captive breeding program for the California Condor. Recently in Mexico, he joined with the Mazahua and Purepecha people where their communities interface with the ancient Oyamel Fir Forest that provides an

overwintering site for the monarch butterflies. Over time, Toone has come to realize the importance of taking strategic action to ensure the longevity of indigenous cultures which are often adversely impacted by conservation efforts. By linking human life with wildlife he is working to create balance in global communities. The evening will begin in the Fellowship Center of the Village Church on Sunday Oct. 30 with wine and light hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m.. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include time for audience questions. This will be the final Village Viewpoints of 2016. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 858-756-0249.

The Village Community Presbyterian Church will hold a blood drive Sunday, Oct. 30, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the parking lot at 6226 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. All donors will receive a gift card for a free sandwich, courtesy of Chick-fil-A. When scheduling an appointment online, please log on to, click on “Donate Blood,” select “Appointments” and provide sponsor code: VCPC. Earn points every time you donate. Points can be redeemed for Amazon gift cards, movie tickets and much more. Visit and click on Store at the top of the home page. Donors are advised to drink plenty of fluids prior to donation. Maintain usual eating habits on the day of donation, avoiding fatty foods if possible. All

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Q&A: Meet the Rancho Santa Fe School District board candidates There are seven candidates vying for three open spots on the Rancho Santa Fe School District board. The election is Nov. 8. Below and on page A11, in alphabetical order, are biographies on each candidate and their answers to questions. Name: Christopher Blatt Occupation: Housing homeless and disabled veterans Education: Chemical Engineering Community Service: Chris Supporting homeless Blatt veterans 1.) What do you think are the biggest issues facing the Rancho Santa Fe School District? The most important issue that needs to be addressed is improving the communication lines between the parents, teachers, school board and superintendent. All parties have great ideas to better the school and our children, but there is an improved symbiosis that could be achieved. Through this unification, we will achieve greatness and become the educational platform that we deserve to be for our children. 2.) How would you propose to address those issues? In order to improve communications and the exchange of information, it is critical to get parent involvement on issues affecting the educational growth of our children. Open and honest discussions with no hidden ideas, which put our children first, is the path towards this goal. We have the resources, aptitude, dedication and desire from all members, and there is no reason SEE BLATT, A30

Name: Elise L. Dufresne Occupation: Businesswoman/Mother Education: Pre-Doctoral Scholar, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Center for Comparative Immigration Elise L. Studies. Graduate Paralegal Dufresne Program (Certificate), Business and Litigation Specialization, University of San Diego (USD). Bachelor’s degree, International Security and Conflict Resolution with a double minor in Arabic and Hebrew, San Diego State University (SDSU). Community Service: Board member and chair of Government Relations, “I Stand With My Pack,” a nonprofit organization that advocates for human and animal rights across the country and around the globe. Volunteer, pro bono legal services, Casa Cornelia Law Center, a nonprofit organization that offers legal assistance to economically disadvantaged victims of human rights and civil rights violations, specifically refugee and asylum claims. Volunteer, Father Joe’s Villages, a nonprofit organization that services San Diego’s homeless population, including women, children and veterans. I do this with my daughter because I feel it’s important to instill the responsibility to give back as early, and as much, as possible. SEE DUFRESNE, A30


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Name: Scott David Kahn Occupation: Genomics Executive, Chief Information Officer, Chief Science Officer Education: PhD in Theoretical Organic Chemistry, BS in Chemistry, Scott Math, and Physics Kahn Community Service: RSF School District Board of Trustees, Rady Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees Information Technology Task Force, Head Coach RSF Little League, Head Coach Friday Night Lights, Entrepreneur mentor 1) What do you think are the biggest issues facing the Rancho Santa Fe School District? The biggest challenge for the Rancho Santa Fe School District (RSFSD) is to maintain its focus on improving the educational experience for the children across all levels of achievement. This is just as important for the highly performing students as it is for students that require additional aide and attention to achieve all necessary standards. In all cases we need to be striving to help create the leaders that are needed in the future by ensuring that each RSFSD child is well-prepared to transition into high school and beyond. 2) How would you propose to address those issues? Independent of the district’s successes in SEE KAHN, A30


Q&A: Meet the Rancho Santa Fe School District board candidates There are seven candidates vying for three open spots on the Rancho Santa Fe School District board. The election is Nov. 8. Below and on page A10, in alphabetical order, are biographies on each candidate and their answers to questions. Name: Jee Manghani Occupation: Technology Entrepreneur Education: Bachelors in Computer Science from UCSD Community Service: School volunteer, Homeless Jee Outreach, Church, Sponsor Manghani Organization for Hope Foundation for Orphanages in India, RSF Attack Soccer Coach 1.) What do you think are the biggest issues facing the Rancho Santa Fe School District? Technology continues to change quickly. The challenge is to how to incorporate new technologies without them distracting the children. We should continue to update the classrooms and be the technological flagship for the other school districts in the county. Our gym facility needs to be updated to be safe and aesthetically coherent with the rest of the school. The dirt parking lot needs to be paved at the Dacus property and be brought up to Covenant aesthetics standards. 2.) How would you propose to address those issues? First and foremost, I will be against any new taxes from the community. We will work within our existing budget. When new technology is suggested, we should vet it out and have a plan to ensure SEE MANGHANI, A30

Name: Sarah Neal Occupation: Retired CEO/Parent/Volunteer Education: B.A U.C Berkeley Community Service: Co-Chair Village Vibrancy Committee, Rancho Santa Sarah Fe Association. Multiple Neal roles on the RSF Education Foundation. Initiated and chaired the Parent Forum 2015-16, committee under the superintendent to research and recommend best practices in parent engagement for the school. 1.) What do you think are the biggest issues facing the Rancho Santa Fe School District? Rancho Santa Fe School has many qualities to celebrate, including its sense of community, amazing facility and high-quality teachers. At the same time, as in all organizations, we have some important issues to address. I have a solid understanding of these issues after attending regular school board meetings, leading the Parent Forum committee, which provided a needed platform to raise and discuss pertinent issues, and having reviewed the comprehensive results of the recent superintendent search survey. Currently, our key issues include: the superintendent and leadership transition, SEE NEAL, A30

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Name: Tyler Seltzer Occupation: Partner, Watersohn Companies, Inc., a privately held, family investment group with holdings in food, beverage, sports and real estate. Parent of three current R. Roger Tyler Rowe students. Seltzer Education: B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California. Graduate of R. Roger Rowe. Community Service: Member and Current President, Governing Board, RSF School District (2011-Present); Member, RSF Association Trails and Rec Committee (2016-Present); Member and Past President, RSF Little League Board of Directors (2012-Present); Member, RSF Golf Club Membership Committee (2014-Present); Member, RSF Community Center Golf Classic Committee, (2012-Present); Member, Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club; Member, Rancho Santa Fe Riding Club; Scholars’ Circle Member, Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation; Curtain Call and Club 324 Supporter, RSF Performing Arts Center; Volunteer coach, RSF Little League, RSFCC Junior Dunkers, and RSF Soccer 1) What do you think are the biggest issues facing the RSF School District? A) The most immediate issue is ensuring the successful leadership transition from our long-standing former superintendent, Lindy SEE SELTZER, A29

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on an already exemplary Biotechnology Program and is responsive to the local need for trained manufacturing and production technicians in North County. Due to our location and our relationships with local biotechnology companies, MiraCosta College is uniquely positioned to meet this biotechnology workforce need.” According to the 2014 Talent Report on California Workforce Trends in the Life Science Industry, most positions in the biomanufacturing industry require a four-year degree, and manufacturing positions in biotechnology were second only to research and development hiring over the previous two years. Several biotechnology companies in the area supported MiraCosta College’s bachelor’s degree program – including Genentech, Gilead Sciences, Inc., and Thermo Fisher Scientific. “There’s no better statement of our commitment to being a conscientious community partner than offering this degree on behalf of our local industry to provide an unmatched educational experience that speaks directly to their workforce needs in biotech manufacturing,” said Fino, who noted the total tuition cost for the four-year bachelor of science degree will be about $10,000. The projected starting hourly wage of students completing the baccalaureate is nearly $23. Experienced workers advancing into management positions have the potential to earn an hourly wage of more than $59. “This is a remarkably worthy degree program that is industry-responsive with well paying, in-demand career paths within an industry segment that is one of the largest in the nation,” said Fino. MiraCosta College (760) 757.2121 | | Email: Oceanside Campus: 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056

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he Rancho Santa Fe Foundation celebrated its 35th anniversary Oct. 13 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. The RSF Foundation recognized past and current board members and donors at the event. This year, the foundation hit an important milestone, having raised more than $100 million in assets. Since it was established, the foundation has given out more than 6,000 grants and dedicated over $52 million in funds to nearly 600 nonprofit organizations throughout San Diego County. By the end of the year, the goal is to reach the $60 million mark in total grants awarded locally, nationally and internationally. For more information, visit Online:

Clarice and past Board Chair/current board member Neil Hokanson, board member Gigi Fenley

RSFF Executive Director Christy Wilson, Walter and Lola Green

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Halloween in the Village to be held Oct. 27 in Rancho Santa Fe The Village of Rancho Santa Fe catches the spirit of the season at the second annual Halloween in the Village on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Get in costume and join this community event for fun with the whole family. Kids of all ages with their parents are invited to the event, which includes pumpkin carving and decorating on the Village Green. Children will have the chance to choose, carve and decorate their own

pumpkin to take home. Following the pumpkin carving, the shops along Paseo Delicias will open their doors for trick-or-treating. After collecting your treat, please take a minute to rate the shops on their Halloween decor. The best decorations in the Village will receive a special surprise. For questions on the event, please contact Karlin Molina at the Rancho Santa Fe Association at (858) 756-1174.

The Inn at RSF to host ‘The Freak-Inn Show Haunted House’ Oct. 27 - 28 The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe will host its annual Haunted House Oct. 27 and 28 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The haunted house maze is open to the public and has free admission. Daring guests will be able to enter the freak show-themed maze that will lead through creepy rooms, dark hallways and other terrifying aspects. Additionally, there will be a kids’ zone and lawn games. On Friday, there will also be a bouncy house for kids. Attendees will also be able to purchase alcoholic beverages at cash bars as well as cotton candy, popcorn, churros and nachos at concession stands. Visitors can purchase tickets to attend The Inn’s fall carnival buffet on Friday, Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Buffet items include BBQ chicken, baby back ribs, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw and biscuits. Tickets for the buffet are $20 for children 12 and


Characters from last year’s haunted house huddle before taking their positions to scare daring guests. under and $30 for adults and are available at For more information, visit

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he Solana Santa Fe Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) recently held several “Cocktails with Class” events for parents who have children in the same grades to “mix and mingle” at potluck parties held at private homes. The photos on this page were taken Oct. 15 at the Grades 4-6 event held at the home of Anita and Aptin Ghods. Online:

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CCA Water Polo Senior Recognition event


anyon Crest Academy Water Polo held a Senior Recognition event Oct. 14 at Cathedral Catholic High School. Senior and their parents were honored prior to a game against Classical Academy High School. Online:

Seniors: Ryan Denny, Harmon Gwynn-Jones, Nick Baird, Alex Barker

Senior Nick Baird with his parents Jill and Jeff

The CCA water polo team honors the seniors on their team

CCA water polo attempts a goal in their game against Classical Academy HS

Senior Ryan Denny with his parents Christine and Jeff

Harmon Gwynn-Jones shakes hands with CCA Principal Brett Killeen

Members of the CCA water polo team get ready for their game against Classical Academy HS


Senior Alex Barker with his parents Margie and John

Senior Harmon Gwynn-Jones with his parents Margaret Harmon and Richard Gwynn-Jones

Middle school girls softball registration now open Just can’t get enough softball! Look no further as registration is now open for the popular and growing Middle School Girls Softball League in Carmel Valley. This program is open to all 7th and 8th grade girls, regardless of experience or residency. Teams will compete against middle schools from Carmel Valley, Solana Beach and Encinitas. Practices begin in December, with games during January and early February, including an end-of-theseason tournament. Registration is only $100 for the middle school season. If you register for the 2017 Spring Recreational Season with North Shore Girls Softball League, your middle school registration is free. Visit for more details or email with any questions. Last day to register is Dec. 1. Don’t forget registration is open for the North Shore Girls softball Spring 2017 recreational softball season. The league is open to all girls ages 5-14. To sign-up visit Registration deadline is Dec. 15.


RSF Attack’s Director of Coaching thrives on a decades-long career in San Diego sports BY ROB LEDONNE It’s an early Friday morning and Malcolm Tovey has a brief break. With his multitude of current positions, from being the varsity soccer coach for The Bishop’s School, the Director of Coaching for the Rancho Santa Fe Attack and a physical education teacher at The Nativity School (to name just three), breaks aren’t that easy to come by. “I love doing all of these jobs,” said Tovey with pep in his voice. “I don’t have to do them. I want to do them. As I get older, I’m going to have to make decisions to cut down on the workload, but at the moment I’m enjoying doing it all.” Tovey’s stacked schedule is nothing new. He’s been a force in the San Diego sports scene since he emigrated from his native England to Southern California in 1978 to take advantage of a soccer scholarship offered by San Diego State University. “My father was a professional soccer player for Bristol City,” he says of his athletic origins. “So I was

very athletic while in school.” Tovey isn’t kidding. While in his native country, Tovey was the captain of the soccer, cricket, chess and track and field teams. When he came upon the opportunity to come to San Diego, he had only known about California from television. “Growing up in England, we used to watch shows set in LA so I had a little bit of an idea about it. It was like Disneyland to us; beautiful blue skies, wonderful weather, and all the beaches.” Tovey always knew he wanted to do something athletic for the rest of his life (“I was told at an early age, try to do something you really enjoy for your career”), and he had his sights set on either playing soccer professionally or becoming a physical education teacher. Those two goals merged when he was asked to coach at La Jolla High School in the late ’70s. “Then I was asked to help out at the Surf Soccer Club, which had just started.” (Tovey left Surf for Rancho Santa Fe Attack in 1997 after 13 years at the helm.)

Malcolm Tovey


For Tovey, what guided him through his time first at Surf, and now at Rancho Santa Fe Attack and Bishop’s, is one simple sentiment. “I don’t feel like I’m ever doing work,” he stresses. “I feel like I’m outside playing sports with kids. I don’t feel like I have to get up and go to work in the morning. I feel like I get up to go have fun. I love teaching and I have some ultra competitive soccer teams who play at the highest level.” A plethora of Tovey’s teams

have won championships and many of his former student athletes have gone onto greatness beyond North County. “Soccer opens doors that may not be open for them otherwise,” Tovey explains. Tovey credits one major facet of his and his Rancho Santa Fe soccer team’s success to the Rancho Santa Fe Association. “We are indebted to them,” he notes. “They’ve been tremendously supportive of the local soccer program, and without them we wouldn’t be here.” Now, a handful of weeks into another school year and sports season, Tovey is looking forward to seeing what’s ahead for his various athletes and teams. “I now coach the children of kids I used to coach. It sounds ridiculous that it doesn’t make me feel old, because it makes me feel good. I’ve had a relationship with these people for 30 years.” Adds Tovey, “I feel very very fortunate that I love what I do so much.” For more information, visit

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Will Net Zero Energy = Net Zero (new) Homes? BY BORRE WINCKEL o you know what Net Zero Energy (“NZE”) means?


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produce as much energy as they consume. While still largely an energy conservation aim meant to “encourage” early industry compliance, it will develop into a mandate. So it always goes in California. Four short years is all that’s left to plan for the absorption of the cost implications of NZE for our housing markets. As you would expect, NZE does not come cheap. In San Diego, NZE will add as much as $45,000 per unit in new home construction costs (*). “Housing people affordably must be as important as keeping the environment healthy. Now there is a balancing act our politicians should truly follow!” When enacted, NZE will further affect the already constrained construction of critically-needed workforce housing. The few pioneering communities currently selling NZE-compliant homes show listings at price tags well north of anything remotely affordably priced. All things not being equal, it’s a false premise that over time costs will come down as NZE’s volume application goes up! What volume and where? Higher housing volume and

favorable housing politics remain foreign concepts in our State. By any national green standard, new homes built in California are the most energy-efficient homes in the nation, if not the world. They are also unequaled in efficient water use. Solar, a major functional component of NZE already shows up in many neighborhoods. It does so as a voluntary incentive-driven action (i.e. through rebates) by owners of existing, less energy-efficient homes. That is precisely as it should be. So, what’s behind the push for NZE application to all new homes? Well, it’s a core tenet of California’s goal to be a global leader on Climate Action. Yet today, a mandatory application of all-solar meets two challenges. One is that subdivision layouts, infill or otherwise, do not favor a maximized rooftop sun exposure to power an entire single family detached community. This creates NZE winners and losers and requires acres of costly land taken up with extra compensating solar panels. Will the losers have to bet on non-existing technology to bail them out? The other mega hiccup is that the solar application for Multi-Family attached housing depends on

having access to a massive array of solar panels. Most Multi-Family “rooftops” are too small to allow for solar to juice up an entire building. All other green energy applications, like micro grids, are still in the infant stages of development. Hence, achieving “Net Zero” will be tough. The Net Zero Energy Website F.A.Q. portion states in part: “California’s homeowners will pay less for energy – money they can spend for necessities.” That would also include a much higher NZE-related uptick in the mortgage or rent payment! Given that these new compliant homes will largely be high-priced single-family detached units, which already sell in small numbers, how will NZE save our planet? It’s about time our policy makers understand that the housing cost crisis they helped create is going to materially worsen if and when NZE becomes law. With California already leading the nation on all things environmental, let’s give it a break folks. * NZE compliance cost after rebates for a San Diego inland-region SFR production house. It includes high density attic insulation, upgraded air sealing, HVAC and argon gas windows and whole house LED lighting, a solar PV system and solar water heater.



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00 South Strand has announced that just 6 homes remain at the newly built, luxury, resort-styled ocean front community. Built on the largest remaining contiguous strip of ocean front property in Southern California, 700 South Strand is the only ocean front new home community for sale in San Diego County. The 17-unit complex offers single-level homes that range from three-to-four bedrooms, each boasting spacious open-concept living spaces. Additionally, each home has a king-sized terrace accessed by wide-span retractable glass doors, allowing the panoramic, white water to horizon views, breezes and ocean sounds to envelope the home, and, a separate, open-air courtyard, perfect for star-gazing and intimate gatherings. Located just to the north of Wisconsin St. in Oceanside, the upscale contemporary building, enhanced with rich toned stone, tile and textural finishes, creates an impressive and iconic footprint. The 3- and 4-bedroom homes range in size from 2,327 to 2,927 square feet and is priced from $2.3 million to $2.7 million. 700 South Strand provides a rare value for ocean front living. “Our new homebuyers find our value remarkable, and they are well educated on the marketplace, having spent time searching the coastline before buying,” says Sales Representative Clint McKinnon. “It’s the


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combination of the one-of-a-kind water views, the upscale interior and exterior appointments, the single-level living and the convenient location that buyers can’t resist.” McKinnon adds, “It’s no surprise that there are only 6 left so soon after completion. Once people see these homes, it’s hard for them to pass on the opportunity.” 700 South Strand Sales Office and Models are open 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. The community is located at 700 South, The Strand, Oceanside, Calif. Brokers are welcomed. For more information, phone 760-717-3199 or visit

Each residence within this private, gated community is uniquely attuned to its spectacular beachfront setting. Open, airy rooms are splashed with natural sunshine. Spacious kitchens and living areas invite carefree entertaining. Walls completely disappear via retractable glass windows, perfectly setting the stage for gatherings on private balconies against the backdrop of breathtaking coastal panoramas.

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‘Griffin, get your gun’


here are so many things to say about guns from the shooting of young black men by police, to the shooting our men in blue by groups of black men, random drive-by shootings, and just plain accidents with guns. In other words, I won’t be able to address any of that in this one article. The way I see it, if we take guns away from the “Good people,” the only people who will have access to guns are the “Bad” guys. You know as well as I know that the bad guys will always find a way to get a gun, which leaves the good guys vulnerable. For obvious reasons, I don’t think that any person should own an AK-47, a semiautomatic, or automatic assault rifle. There is absolutely no argument that you can make to me as to why anyone needs that type of gun. Now let’s look at the average Joe who owns a gun for protection. That gun owner needs a license and registration to own that gun, and hopefully is extremely skilled at using his/her gun. My father and I have been arguing about this for the past several years. I grew up owning and

shooting guns on our ranch in Texas. I was very comfortable with guns, and gun safety. In fact, everyone I knew owned a gun. It wasn’t a taboo thing to say or discuss, it just was. But once I got married and had kids of my own, I wanted no part of owning a gun. To me, having a gun in my home, with young children, was like an accident waiting to happen. If you want to own a gun for protection, and it’s locked away so the kids can’t find it, then how in the hell are you going to be able to get that gun out of a locked case, load it, and be ready to shoot it, if a burglar or a “Bad” guy, enters your home in the middle of the night? We could discuss this one for a long time. Needless to say, my father thinks I’ve become anti-gun, which isn’t the case. I just don’t personally want one in my home. Yesterday morning, I was faced with a non-hypothetical, real life situation, and I found myself screaming, “Griffin, get your gun”! Let me explain. We live on a canyon, and have been here for about a year. Up until then, it’s been smooth sailing. But for the past several weeks, we’ve been dealing with coyotes that have moved into our hood. We have some very hungry coyotes and they’ve been sniffing around my house in particular. About two weeks ago, they left me the head of a dog, (literally), right outside my house and I believe they were sending me a message – my dogs are next. I immediately bought a pellet gun for my son. The coyotes left us alone for a few weeks, until yesterday. It was 6 a.m., and I let my little Norwich terrier out to pee. Next thing I knew, I heard a noise that I still can’t describe because it was unlike anything I’ve ever heard before. And I wasn’t even sure where it was even coming from. When I opened the door, there was a massive coyote with my dog in his mouth. And that’s when I started screaming “Griffin, get your gun.” There’s so much more to this story, but not enough words on the page. The point is this. It’s interesting how your perspective shifts when you face reality vs. discussing hypothetical situations. This was a pellet gun and a coyote. But my first instinct was to buy a gun and shoot the intruder. I wonder what actions I would have taken if this were a person invading my home, and my children were threatened. Hypothetically, I still think that unless you are Jerry Miculek, the greatest shooter of all time, it still seems far-fetched that you would have your wits about you to kill or scare off “The bad guy,” but frankly, I’m done with discussing hypothetical situations. What say you? Email me at

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Every cancer is different TO YOUR HEALTH


ancer is not one disease but many, and new genomic tools are showing that tumors are more diverse than anyone anticipated. For breast cancer patients, that diversity can have a profound impact on their treatment plan and how their cancer responds. Cancer care is a partnership between patients and their physicians, and that process begins with prevention. Women can decrease their risk by making sure they get enough vitamin D. The body manufactures this essential nutrient when exposed to sunlight, but even in Southern California, not everyone is getting enough. “Many women assume they have an adequate vitamin D level if they’re frequently in the sun, but that’s not always the case,” says Sonia Ali, M.D., a medical oncologist at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, whose practice focuses on breast and gynecologic cancers. “Ask your primary care doctor to test your vitamin D level to make sure you’re not deficient.” Dr. Ali also recommends regular, moderate-intensity exercise, which has been shown to reduce the risk of breast and other cancers. Early detection Choosing when to get a mammogram is extremely personal. Women should talk to their primary care doctors, as they are best equipped to assess risk and optimize a surveillance strategy. “There are genetic cancer syndromes,” says Dr. Ali. “If you have a close relative with ovarian cancer, male breast cancer, or multiple relatives

with breast cancer, you could be at increased risk of having an underlying mutation.” For these individuals, genetic testing may be in order. If an underlying mutation is identified, there are additional screening guidelines. Dr. Ali also encourages women to express any concerns they may have to their doctors. “If you’re doing a self-exam and find something that’s abnormal, be sure to bring it to the attention of your physician and make sure it’s looked at,” says Dr. Ali. “Nothing trumps knowing your body and knowing what’s new and what’s changed.” Diagnosis and treatment Receiving a cancer diagnosis is scary and will naturally trigger intense emotions. The first step is to gather and understand all the information before deciding on a course of action. Cancer does not grow overnight, and patients should proceed carefully. It’s also important to remember that each breast cancer is unique, with differing profiles and mutations and diverging clinical paths. “It’s natural for friends and family members to give well-intentioned advice based on their experience with cancer and treatment,” notes Dr. Ali. “However, patients must keep in mind that not every cancer –and more specifically, not every breast cancer – is the same.” New genomic technologies are driving this lesson home. Breast oncologists now have diagnostic tests that can analyze individual tumors on a genetic level. The results can help guide treatment decisions. Cancer treatments are also a concern for many

patients but, again, the stories do not always match the reality. “A lot of women will say something like: ‘Dad had cancer, I know what chemotherapy is like,’” notes Dr. Ali. “But there are many different types of chemotherapy regimens, and even people who get the same drugs often don’t have the same reactions. Don’t take someone else’s experience and assume it will be your own.” “To Your Health” is brought to you by the physicians and staff at Scripps Health. For more information or to make an appointment, please visit or call (858) 207-4317.

Correction In last week’s paper it was incorrectly reported that the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant assessment rate was set at 14 cents per $100,000 in assessed property value. The actual assessment is 14 cents per $100 in assessed property value.

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Farm to Table Dinner benefit


he Osuna Committee and RSF Garden Club hosted a Farm to Table Dinner Oct. 8 at the Osuna Ranch. Guests enjoyed a delicious family-style meal of locally-sourced food prepared by Eco Catering. Festivities included live music, silent auction and olive oil and honey tastings with friends and neighbors. Christina Thomas of Pacific Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Realty sponsored the event. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, and Osuna Adobe Restoration Fund at the RSF Foundation. Online:

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A rendering of the proposed Gateway development. FROM GATEWAY, A1 developers could begin construction. Fernando Landa, an attorney representing LandRock Development (owned by longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Enrique Landa), said she believes the plan reflects their commitment to the community by providing residents with what they said they wanted: A 5,000-square-foot market, more village parking with a three-level; 138-space underground garage; and creating a more “deserving” entry to the village from the south than the existing back of the gas station, with a portion of the property preserved as green open space. For Association approval, LandRock Development is seeking an increase in floor area ratio (FAR) and a variance. Per the regulatory code, to get the increase in FAR, the project is required to be Spanish Colonial, Lilian Rice-style design; 10 percent must be courtyards; and at least 25 percent of ground floor reserved for retail uses. According to Robert Green, the retired building commissioner still serving in an advisory role to the CDRC, the project “stacks up,” with 13 percent courtyards and 35 percent of the ground floor as leasable market space. LandRock is eyeing Stehly Farms Market as the grocery tenant. In order to be granted the variance, the project must be found to be “in harmony” with the distinctive, historic architectural character of the village. Green said the project is compatible with the surrounding village and while it is two stories, it is broken up into single-story elements which reduces its bulk and scale. The FAR in the regulatory code was meant to


prohibit an above-grade parking garage and bulk in the village and it is believed to be written in response to the Gann building across the street, of which the entire first floor is an above-ground parking garage. CDRC member Tim Parillo said the FAR seems to be just an arbitrary number and he is more interested in how the building looks. “It’s a very attractive building,” Parillo said, who noted that it doesn’t simply fit into the rest of the village but is actually nicer than most of the village buildings. The design includes wrought-iron details, hand-forged iron lanterns, exposed wooden beams, mission stucco finish, distressed wooden doors and heavy wood trellises, courtyard fountains and enhanced landscaping all around. “I think concerns that it is too bulky or massive are overblown,” Parillo said. “I think it’s a great project and I’m very happy about it.” A traffic study showed that the project will not cause any significant impacts. Green said a concern of many residents is what will happen during construction. LandRock will be required to have a detailed construction management plan that includes truck routes and times, construction worker parking and restrictions on work hours. One resident at the hearing asked how the project would interact with the development across the street, home to the former Stump’s and the post office. Green said the CDRC has seen various proposals for Plaza de Santa Fe, which at one time included new construction and an underground parking garage. The latest plans include no increase in square footage with the post office remaining and the market space converted to office space.



When two outdoor concerts ended at the same time on Sept. 17, crowds from both tried to enter another venue. The situation left the venue filled to capacity and the entrance gridlocked. Sheriff’s officials had to step in. “You don’t necessarily want two big stages ending at the same time,” Fennell said. Fairgrounds officials were pleased with the steps organizers took this year to reduce noise levels. Last year 91 people made 123 calls to a KAABOO hotline to complain about noise. This year 46 people made 56 calls. “There’s a learning curve,” Fennell said. “There are growing pains that took place.” KAABOO representatives will come before the fair board with a full report next month. Fennell said the fairgrounds will work with KAABOO organizers to make sure that next year’s festival runs smoother. KAABOO is set to return Sept. 15-17, 2017, to the Del Mar Fairgrounds. “The goal is to obviously have everybody here safe and secure, and have great customer service,” he said.

director of San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority, the agency responsible for creating natural open space park in the San Dieguito River Valley. Committed to ensuring the connectivity and sustainability of the Coast to Crest Trail, the JPA spent $5,000 to commission an initial study of bank stabilization alternatives that could meet the Coastal Commission’s permit conditions. The study, which was shared with 22nd DAA and Coastal Commission staff, evaluated site conditions and presented conceptual solutions “It’s not a full comprehensive study, but it does look at where the bank was and how it’s receded over time,” McKernan said. “It looks at the permit

chance to be approved at the state level. SDUHSD Interim Superintendent Eric Dill said the district’s findings and conditions were “quite lengthy.” Staff identified numerous areas of concern with the petition, particularly with respect to the educational program, the budget, lack of an appropriate facility, governance and other miscellaneous elements. As such they could not recommend an unconditional approval of the petition. “Nobody at all, from one end to another at this table, would question your passion, your interest and your desire to get this school going. I don’t think that is at question at all,” Dill told the applicants. “We did do a very thorough analysis of the petition and we feel that all of that is within the scope of what we’ve been asked to do.” Per the district’s report on the petition, SOUL presented an “unrealistic financial and operational plan”; noting: “They appear to lack the necessary background in education administration and leadership that is critical to effectively operate a charter school.” The district was looking for a more comprehensive and accurate list of start-up costs, competitive salaries and health benefits, costs of books and supplies and budgeted expenses that account for SOUL’s plan to provide musical instruments and cameras to students, after-school tutoring, monthly workshops for parent/guardians that are free of charge, such as yoga and cooking classes. In its curriculum offerings, the district wanted to see a more comprehensive description of the educational program. Concerns included how SOUL would address English learners and students with disabilities, key metrics used to monitor student progress, the extent to which the school would offer elective college prep courses such as world languages and visual-performing arts and an

condition language and it tries to come up with a softer approach.” The project site is covered by a Coastal Development Permit, issued by the California Coastal Commission for the construction of the San Dieguito River Park’s Coast to Crest Trail extension through the Horsepark segment of the river valley. According to the report, the permit included special conditions that do not allow channelization or substantial alternation of a river or stream “to protect the development from flooding or erosion of the riverbank.” The study included three different bank stabilization scenarios that the consultants believe fall within the limitations of the commission’s permit. Costs range from $138,000 to $354,000. The JPA further researched options

assurance that SOUL’s plan for course sequencing in math and science would be in alignment for students who may transfer from SOUL to a district school. Associate Superintendent of Educational Services Michael Grove said it was difficult to assess the educational component because he didn’t feel there was enough information in the petition to confidently say it would work. “When we read the findings, we were surprised,” Grimes said, noting there were elements of the findings that they understood and respected, however, some seemed to be “over-reaching.” Miles Durfee, managing regional director for California Charter Schools Association, said he was concerned that SDUHSD’s action of “conditional approval” is not consistent with the law. He encouraged the board to instead approve SOUL’s petition and resolve any issues through a memorandum of understanding. “Conditional authorization is not something that we made up,” Dill said, noting it is a structure used by other school districts and the district’s opinion is that it is both legal and sound. “We felt that there was enough there in our findings that it could warrant a denial, however, we thought that if we wanted to give SOUL an opportunity, a way to cure those deficiencies in the petition would be a conditional authorization.” Co-founder Marisa Bruyneel argued that she believes their petition was well-thought out, sound and comprehensive. Bruyneel said they have not deviated from the Common Core State Standards and all students would graduate prepared for college. She said SOUL’s core sequences and math program mirror that of San Dieguito’s to ensure transferability and that foreign language, visual arts and other college prep courses will be offered. With regard to special education and the needs of all learners, Bruyneel said that they have worked with experts in the SEE CHARTER, A29

for stabilizing the bank and crossing the bridge, which McKernan said is the most expensive portion of the project. Staff explored two alternatives, including using a railroad flatcar and a pre-fab pedestrian bridge. Railroad flatcars, McKernan said, come in fixed lengths and are more expensive. A pre-fab bridge, however, is less expensive and longer, and could safely span the gap. He added that the JPA needs to onbtain a new permit and funding. “Our priority is really getting the trail back connected,” McKernan said. “We get questions daily about it. A lot of people are interested in having a connection.” With board president Russ Penniman and board member David Watson absent, the board decided to discuss the matter at a later date. FROM CHARTER, A28 field to create a program that thoroughly addresses the needs of all students. “We have provided countless reasons to approve us,” Bruyneel said. “Saying yes to SOUL is saying yes to possibility, to opportunity, innovation and collaboration. It would be a great disservice to deny an entire community of their right to choose an amazing educational option.” Tom Nichols, from the Charter School Management Corporation, the back-office service provider for charter schools, also responded to questions about the budget and said he was confident in SOUL’s ability to succeed. Besides the financial component, the board members’ largest concerns were the

FROM PENALTY, A2 which continue to execute people... we’re in very bad company,” with such nations as Iran, China and North Korea, said Wesendorf. But proponents of Prop. 66, which promises to streamline and maintain California’s death penalty, said the goal should be to “mend, not end” the law. San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, a Prop. 66 supporter, said she believes Californians want to keep the death penalty on the books in a way that protects the legal rights of defendants while speeding up the process. “It’s not working because those who don’t want the death penalty have been part of the cause for how much it costs and how long it takes,” she said. Currently, she said, it takes more than two decades for a death penalty case to work its way through the appeals process. “We want to fix that.” The death penalty, said Dumanis, is reserved for “the worst of the worst,” for such crimes as killing a police officer, or in the case of murder with aggravating factors such as lying in wait, torture, kidnapping or sexual assault. She said race doesn’t enter into the decision

FROM SELTZER, A11 Delaney, to our new superintendent, David Jaffe. Lindy, and Dr. Rowe before her, helped create and oversee a tremendous legacy of success for our students and district. It is of paramount importance that we build on that work by delivering the kind of excellence that our students, families, and community expect and deserve. B) The biggest ongoing challenge for the district is to continue to be able to provide and successfully maximize, in a financially responsible way, all of the special items that make our school stand-out: small class sizes, high test scores, individualized instruction, dedicated teachers, subject specialists, advanced and accelerated courses, character development, athletic excellence, cutting-edge technology, robotics, expanded performing arts and foreign language programs, and efficient and effective facilities management. 2) How would you propose to address those issues? A) The school board is working hard to provide our new superintendent with the guidance, resources, and background that are vital to achieving a smooth and successful transition, along with the flexibility necessary to identify potential opportunities for improvement. B) From a financial standpoint, as a Basic


educational curriculum. They voted unanimously to deny (with trustee John Salazar absent) as it was their only option. “There’s 10 pages of items that are concerning,” said SDUHSD President Beth Hergesheimer. “We heard from you things you think can solve but that leaves a lot of questions still for me…I’m not comfortable if we can’t put conditions on (an approval).” Despite the denial, the SOUL co-founders will carry on — as Bruyneel said, it has become her life’s work to open a school that creates a new educational paradigm. “With a team like ours that has heart, passion, discipline and extensive experience, we will succeed. That is a guarantee,” she told the board. “Next year, when we open our doors, we hope you’ll be standing with us in unity.” of whether to seek the death penalty; instead, she said, prosecutors consider the circumstances of the crime, the defendant’s criminal history and other factors. The legislative analyst’s office concluded that Prop. 66 could save money by reducing the number of death row inmates in California and distributing those inmates to other prisons instead of housing them all in single cells at San Quentin Prison. But due to other changes in the appeals process, the total fiscal impact is “unknown and cannot be estimated.” The vote likely won’t hinge on dollars and cents, according to Dumanis. “The bottom line is it’s probably a moral decision. Either you believe in the death penalty or you don’t believe in the death penalty. Californians have said for some crimes we believe in the death penalty.” If both measures receive majority approval on Nov. 8, the one with the most votes will win. A September poll by the Field Poll and UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies found that 48 percent of voters supported Prop. 62, 37 percent opposed it, and 15 percent were undecided. The poll found that 35 percent supported Prop. 66, 23 percent opposed it, and a plurality of 42 percent was undecided. Aid district, the overwhelming majority of our district revenue comes from local property taxes. The remaining crucial piece is funded by the remarkable support of our RSF Education Foundation. The school board is always focused on allocating these funds in the most responsible way possible, and only on the most effective and successful programs. The board maintains open and consistent dialogue with our administration, staff, and parents so that all of our programs are under thorough and regular review. 3) Do you agree with the way the Rancho Santa Fe School District operates? If not, what changes do you think need to be made? At the heart of our community, our school district has a proud and successful history that is decades-long. It is a legacy of success that continues today. That achievement, marked by outstanding student performance, expansive academic and enrichment opportunities, conservative fiscal management, and incredible parent involvement and generosity, has been driven by strong, steady, and stable leadership. As the current President of the RSF School District, and as a former RSF student, I am extremely proud of, and deeply committed to, the exceptional educational experience we deliver for our students, parents, teachers, and community.

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Own Investment Real Estate? For those of us who own investment real estate with simple inflation and given periods of supply and demand, we have seen our property values dramatically increase in value over time. Other than dealing with what we refer as “those terrible T’s” including tenants, toilets, trash, turnover, toddlers, teenagers, telephone calls, termites and taxes, we treasure our rentals as part of our family. What we often don’t take time to consider is “what are my current and long-term plans for my properties?” As financial advisors who provide overall comprehensive personal financial planning, we also have an expertise in helping our clients evaluate options for their investment properties. We discuss the pros and cons of many options including: ✔ KEEPING THE PROPERTY IN THE FAMILY ✔ REFINANCE ✔ SELL AND PAY TAXES ✔ INSTALLMENT SALE ✔ EXCHANGE INTO ACTIVE OWNERSHIP ✔ EXCHANGE INTO PASSIVE OWNERSHIP ✔ CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST As part of our evaluation, we are reminded that generally we are provided three basic benefits of investment property ownership: Tax benefits, income and potential appreciation. Many of the tax benefits of depreciation and other expenses decrease as years pass and tax benefits fade. As we age, our goal of long-term appreciation many times moves to a goal of income as a priority. As part of our personal financial planning, we evaluate exactly how much income you are “taking home” after expenses. I am reminded of a client who happily said he had $1 million equity in his duplex and was receiving $5,000 per month (6%) in rental income. A simply review of his tax return (Schedule E) indeed showed gross income of $60,000; however, after expenses, his actual “take home” was $20,000 annually or $1,600 per month, or approximately only 2%. Our “rule of thumb” is a take home of at least 5%. He was, unfortunately, also surprised to learn his $20,000 was also fully taxable (line 17 of tax from 1040) pushing him into a higher tax bracket. If you own investment real estate, be sure to consider your current and long-term goals for your property and work with experienced advisors who can assist you in helping you make choices that match you and your family’s financial goals. Aubrey Morrow, president of Financial Designs, Ltd., is a Certified Financial Planner with more than 30 years of experience. He is the co-author of six books on personal financial planning and is the host of “The Financial Advisors” radio series at 8 a.m. every Saturday on AM 600 KOGO. His firm provides comprehensive fee-based personal financial planning. He can be reached at 858-597-1980. Visit Securities and advisory services offered through Independent Financial Group LLC (IFG), a registered broker-dealer and investment advisor. Member FINRA and SIPC. IFG and FDL are not affiliated entities. For educational purposes only. Not an offer to purchase or sell securities. The information is provided to explain general concepts and should not be applied or relied upon in any particular situation without the advice of your tax and legal advisors. These concepts may not be suitable for every situation.


FROM KAHN, A10 the past, we need to use the test and student performance data to monitor how resource investments (extra teachers/aides, changes in curriculum, etc.) contribute to the improvements observed in each child’s ability to excel. We also need to leverage these data throughout the school to individualize each student’s classroom experiences. Much can be accomplished with basic analytic tools that are broadly used in industry

FROM JONES, A10 I would propose streamlining communication into a singular system by using existing methods to their fullest potential. We are extremely fortunate to have an extraordinary IT team at the school who could maximize the tools in place for parents and teachers to provide only the most pertinent information relative to the individual families. As far as academic programs, I would provide support and direction to the administration to attract and retain only the most qualified teachers,

to extract insights from data. These insights should be used in the board’s decisions around budgeting and staffing to ensure incremental improvement each scholastic year. 3) Do you agree with the way the Rancho Santa Fe School District operates? If not, what changes do you think need to be made? We recently hired a new superintendent (David Jaffe) to build upon the successes of his predecessor, and to take the district to the next level. I believe that the

district operated extremely well in its recruitment of Mr. Jaffe, and that broadly RSFSD is effective in the way that it operates. The district is moving to formalize parent and community engagement, which I believe will be an optimization of the way that RSFSD functions. Assessment of our Visual Performing Arts (VPA) and our Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs are ongoing, and should identify where these programs can be further enhanced.

continuous training to stay ahead of where teaching will be, not where it is, and encourage the district to look for ways to improve the wonderful options that we already have, including grade and curriculum synergy and experts that can provide insight and direction. 3. Do you agree with the way the Rancho Santa Fe School District operates? If not, what changes do you think need to be made. I agree with how the district is currently operating. We are benefiting from many years of great leadership, from Roger through Lindy.

There is nothing broken in our district, not much needs to be fixed, nor is wholesale change called for. I believe, while we have had excellent leadership at the board level, that an infusion of new ideas, opinions and insight are necessary to take our school to the next level. What is needed is to implement a few new strategies and fine-tune existing policies and procedures. With new board members come the opportunity to move our district forward to provide our children all of the best preparation for high school and beyond.

FROM MANGHANI, A11 compliance by the students to avoid wasting money on unused technology. I’d like to start with LED displays in the classrooms. Displays are extremely affordable and bright enough to see with the lights on. We need to continue the discussion about the gym and the parking lot upgrades. Saving money over the next several years to rehabilitate the gym is the prudent course of action. Let’s decide on the plan that only works within the existing budget. If there is no money for it, the plan must be put on hold. We should explore if we can pave the lot

FROM NEAL, A11 plans for school expansion, construction of a new gym and associated bond measure, need for effective parent and community engagement and collaboration, attracting and retaining high quality teachers, student achievement and enrollment, and student preparedness for both private and public high schools. 2.) How would you propose to address those issues? As a school board member, I don’t expect to have the answers to these complex issues, nor is that my role. My role will be to represent the collective priorities of our community and support effective principles, processes and practices from which the best, student-centered solutions to these and all issues will emerge. As a CEO, my expertise is in

to route traffic so that we can alleviate the La Granada/El Fuego traffic jams. Please check out my website: 3.) Do you agree with the way the Rancho Santa Fe School District operates? If not, what changes do you think need to be made. I believe that the district is the best in the county. This is why we moved here. The superintendents, principals and teachers are all the cream of the crop. I think Tyler Seltzer is doing a stellar job in his role as president of the school board. Overall, I am pleased with the general direction of the board, and I believe I can add that unique technological experience to the board. organizational leadership. I have found that best principles include effective leadership, authentic collaboration and impactful innovation. Best processes and practices include transparency, outreach, proactive communication, collaborative work groups, accountability, fiscal responsibility and recognition for goals accomplished. 3.) Do you agree with the way the Rancho Santa Fe School District operates? If not, what changes do you think need to be made. I believe that we can’t always make everyone happy, but if we rely on the tried and true principles and processes I’ve described above, we will solve these and all issues most effectively and keep moving our school forward for our children and community. For more information about my platform and details on each school issue visit

RSF Women’s Fund event to feature top designer On Nov. 2, the Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund, a division of the RSF Foundation, will bring global fashion to a stage in Rancho Santa Fe. The event will start at 6 p.m. at the beautiful Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, 5827 Via de la Cumbre, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. Celebrity-loved designer Alka Tolani will present her current fashions now trending on the global fashion stage. Tolani designs have become a favorite amongst Hollywood’s “it” girls. Celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Nicole Richie, Hilary Duff, Taylor Momsen, Rachel Bison, Shenae Grimes, Sienna Miller, Miley Cyrus, Tori Spelling, Selena Gomez, Annalynne McCord and Lauren Conrad can’t seem to get enough of her design elements that have the elegance of contemporary day to day wear. Tolani, growing up in the mountain region of northeast India, had the opportunity to travel extensively through the rural areas and was exposed to the rich culture and heritage of those areas. Through her travels, Tolani grew a deep love for design and the fashions of different cultures. Using global cultures as

inspiration, Tolani has created an accessory and clothing line which diffuses native design elements with eye-catching prints, intricate detailing and vibrant blends of color. Tolani captures a variety of styles while maintaining its essence, the combination of modernity and tradition. ( This Annual Event Meeting of the RSF Women’s Fund is open to women in the community who have an interest in joining other ladies in “Giving Back to The Greater San Diego and North County communities.” The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund has provided over $2 million in grant money to charitable organizations that provide life-saving support to the underserved, military, at risk youth, single mothers, homeless and so many more who are in need of our support. All are welcome to attend the event. RSVP through the Women’s Fund Website: or email our Administrator Nancy Hashim at womensfund@ Cost of the event: $40 for members and guests.

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FROM DUFRESNE, A10 1. What do you think are the biggest issues facing the Rancho Santa Fe School District? 2.) How would you propose to address those issues? First, the need for the modernization and possible expansion of the district’s facilities. Future planning is a necessary component of any institution. Ultimately, the district will need to modernize and expand. However, it should do so in collaboration with all stakeholders. Additionally, it should be on a timeline that allows for public discourse, the justifiable allocation of funds and as little disruption to district operations and the community as possible. Second, competing for high academic rankings and enrollment. Our district is slipping in academic rank in comparison to other districts – including our neighboring districts. We need to find out why and do better. Additionally, our district competes for enrollment with many area private schools and we have to ensure that we are a viable choice for parents considering their children’s academic futures. Third, protecting parental control and increasing parental decision-making. Many parents feel that they’re losing the

FROM BLATT, A10 why this school cannot be the “gold standard” by which all schools are measured. 3.) Do you agree with the way the Rancho Santa Fe School District operates? If not, what changes do you

Country Club. Guest speaker will be Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D., Heritage Fellow and author of "The Closing of the Liberal Mind." Radio and TV personality Mark Larson will emcee the event. General admission is $45 per person includes dinner and cash bar. Register at Freedom Frontline’s mission is "education of the citizenry in the fine art of political engagement." battle when it comes to having any control over their children’s future, particularly with regard to their education. Parents should have a say as to what they feel endangers the sanctity of their children’s emotional well-being or their health, and parents should also feel that their children are treated fairly and with compassion. As a district, we need to ensure that parents have as much decision-making power over their children as possible. 3. Do you agree with the way the Rancho Santa Fe School District operates? If not, what changes do you think need to be made. It’s necessary to constantly self-assess as a district and make sure we’re moving forward - in the right direction - for our children and our community. We live in a unique school district with an outstanding reputation. However, we could always be more competitive. It’s imperative that we provide cutting-edge curriculum, learning tools, technology, programs and facilities that will help our children compete academically and help build the foundation necessary for them to compete globally as adults. In a district steeped in tradition and nostalgia, it would be easy slip into stagnation. We need to persistently ask ourselves: How can we do better? think need to be made. The school board has many challenges on a daily basis and has accomplished many great things. They can further this road to success through allowing more parent involvement with two-way communication paving a path towards success.



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Becky McKinney, Martha Dominguez, steering committee member Courtney LeBeau

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‘Play for Pink’


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Successful toffee company run by 21-year-old LCC graduate

Abramson will show off the goods at the upcoming Harvest Festival

La Jolla Cultural Partners

BY CHRIS SAUR If it sounds like a story that comes from a different century, well, that’s because it sort of does. It’s the story of Mother Tucker’s Toffee, a business that sells toffee near and far, and is run by 21-year-old entrepreneur Luke Abramson, a lifelong Encinitas resident. Unlike most of his classmates at La Costa Canyon High, at age 16 Abramson didn’t feel that going to college immediately after high school was the right path for him. Needing an alternate plan, he found it in his own kitchen. Abramson’s family had a recipe for old-fashioned almond toffee that had been passed down from his great grandmother, who used to sell it to gold miners in Colorado. “My relatives back in Colorado used to make it and send it to us and I would hide it so no one else could eat it,” Abramson said. As he has grown up, he’s gotten better at sharing, and now he wants the world to enjoy his great grandma’s toffee — literally. “(On the website, I sell all over the world. One order came from China,” said Abramson, who will be displaying his goods locally next weekend at the 44th Harvest Festival, set for Oct. 21-23 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. But before all of his success, Abramson’s family and friends had some reservations about


Luke Abramson, 21, runs Mother Tucker’s Toffee, selling the treat that is made from his great grandmother’s recipe. him trying to start a business as a teenager still in high school. “At first, they said ‘you don’t want to do this,’ but I was like ‘why not?’” Abramson explained. “The product is very good, everyone loved it, and I had self-confidence as well. I wanted to start my own company. (My success) just comes from hard work and dedication to it.” The delicious toffee doesn’t hurt either as Mother Tucker’s has created several additional flavors, Pistachio Delight, Sea Salt and Coffee Toffee to compliment the original almond.

After getting all of the required permits and FDA approval, Abramson started his business by selling the toffee at various farmers’ markets around the county, including Encinitas and Rancho Santa Fe. The business grew quickly, with the need outweighing the output he could produce from his kitchen. Now, Mother Tucker’s is produced on a larger scale out of an industrial kitchen in Vista, but each batch is still hand crafted by Abramson or one of his five employees. Following the initial cook, the toffee stands for a couple of days to harden.

With the larger production and booming website sales — for individuals as well as weddings and corporate gifts — Abramson is currently working on getting the product into stores like Whole Foods, Gelson’s and eventually, Costco. And, of course, he’ll be at the Harvest Festival, an original art and craft show. “I’m looking forward to it because it’s the biggest event I will go to,” Abramson said. “There are thousands of people that go there to shop and hopefully there will be some people that own small boutique shops that might want to get it and sell it in their stores. “(At these events and the farmers’ markets), I like it because I get to talk to every single person and tell them my story.” Billing itself as the biggest and best holiday art and craft show in San Diego for more than four decades, the Harvest Festival this year will feature more than 300 artists and craftspeople presenting Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decor, handmade wearable art, photography, ceramics, jewelry, garden decorations, hand-turned wood, children’s toys, unique holiday gifts — like toffee — and more. All products in the show are made in America and chosen by a jury. Festival attendees can enjoy a complimentary Kid Zone, with hands-on arts and crafts projects provided by Nature of Art and Charity Wings, while Big Mama Sue & Fast Eddie, Fables of the West, Captain Jack Spareribs and the HyJinx Band are also scheduled to perform. For more information, visit

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‘The Secret Life of the American Musical’

Theater ace talks Broadway at Jewish Book Fair BY DIANA SAENGER ack Viertel knows his way around the theater. He is senior vice president of Jujamcym Theaters, which owns and operates five Broadway theaters. His body of work includes being a theater critic, an arts editor for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, a dramaturg for the Mark Taper Forum, and a decade of teaching musical theater at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. With so many years of theatrical experience, he was destined to write a book. “The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built,” was published this year, and the 312-pager could also be called an encyclopedia. Viertel will talk about his tome 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive in La Jolla, as a guest of the 22nd annual Jewish Book Fair. “I first had the idea to teach it at NYU about 12 years ago,” Viertel said. “I set up two classes at NYU for writer and director grad students. I went through this material many times. I was asked to give talks by more fans than professionals, so I wrote a book. It took about two years to write and another for editing and design.” Viertel has a connection to San Diego. He reviewed plays of an early season of the La Jolla Playhouse that included “The Visions of Simone Machard,” “A Mad World, My Masters,” and “Romeo and Juliet.” From curtain up to curtain down, in his book Viertel details productions giving advice, opinions and comments. He addresses acting, producing, directing, set design, and the music. He compares how shows worked in earlier years compared to now. “I attend almost everything on Broadway, as that’s my job,” Viertel said. “At any given time, there are probably about 40 there and about 60 regional.” Along with tons of information about musicals, Viertel includes interesting or humorous details. One example is a reference where he compares deck chairs missing a part from Home Depot to subplots in the show. “That’s the way I talk more or less,” he said. “This book was not constructed like a T.S. Eliot poem. I think all the years of being a critic and on deadline, you get proficient at meeting deadlines and start to write that way. I didn’t take a lot of notes. I have a weirdly selective encyclopedic memory and remember most of it. I did most of the research as I was writing. I had taught the shows to students over and over again, so that does get stuck in your head after a while.” His insights on musical theater are remarkable as this excerpt reveals: “I had begun to understand what it meant to tell a story on stage. I eventually came to understand that theater is not the written word, it’s the word made flesh. Somethings can make you cry. Sometimes an actor turning toward or away from another actor can tell you more of the story than all the words a playwright could think up.” When asked what percentage of Tony Awards he usually agrees with, he replied, ���A lot this year. I’m a big ‘Hamilton’ fan. I sometimes see shows that win awards that I can’t imagine being nominated for anything. The Tonys affect the audiences’ tastes more


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Jack Viertel, a Broadway legend and driving force behind more than 50 plays, including ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Angels in America,’ will speak about his new book ‘The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built.’


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


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

The cast of ‘Miss You Like Hell,’ with Daphne Rubin-Vega, far left. Thelma and Louise) unless, as Hudes noted, they’re raped and/or about to be killed. “The American Road is basically the sole province of men who leave behind their responsibilities and head for the open road,” Hudes said. “I wish women were afforded the same heroic possibility of freedom and discovery, the opportunity to explore the American landscape and not end up as victims.” She gives Beatriz and Olivia a chance to do just that. “They’re not role models; they’re both flawed people, but they’re still at the center of the story. Women can be anti-heroes, too, without being devils,” she said. A number of Hudes’ plays were based on members of her family, but this one is not


biographical, although Hudes may someday write about her own unconventional mother, a practitioner of Puerto Rican Santeria, Quaker activism and Tibetan healing. “She’s a very spiritual person, and I’m very intellectual,” Hudes said. “The things she espouses don’t come naturally to me, though they do enrich my life, and I’ve added some of our spiritual sparring to the play.” In rehearsal since mid-September, the play has been going through changes, and now has several new songs and scenes. But Rubin-Vega is still there, as are three other actors from the workshop cast, and multi-award-winning director Lear deBessonet continues at the helm, with choreographer Danny Mefford — the one male on the creative team.

“Miss You Like Hell” began life as an adaptation of Hudes’ 2009 play, “26 Miles.” “I wanted to do a musical version, so I went looking for a composer, someone with a wide grasp of what it means to be an American today,” Hudes said. “I asked friends for suggestions, and that’s how I discovered Erin McKeown, and started to woo her, five years ago.” Since McKeown lives in western Massachusetts and Hudes in NYC’s Washington Heights, much of their work was done over Skype. The two are co-lyricists, and maintain a very open collaboration, with book-writer Hudes, who studied music composition at Yale, sometimes contributing a musical line, and McKeown sometimes contributing to a character’s speech. A big part of the collaboration is Rubin-Vega, whose credits include Tony-winning performances in “Rent” and “Anna in the Tropics,” the 2000 Broadway revival of “The Rocky Horror Show,” and a leading role in Hudes’ recent off-Broadway play, “Daphne’s Dive.” “She’s a very special person and performer,” Hudes said. “Erin comes from the rock ‘n’ roll world, so we needed a seasoned theater professional who could do rock and roll, and when Daphne’s name came up, that was it. Her voice in Erin’s score is just thrilling, and she’s one of the top stage actresses today.” ■ IF YOU GO: “Miss You Like Hell,” is on stage Oct. 25-Dec. 4 at La Jolla Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Theatre. Tickets: From $25. (858) 550-1010,



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Massage therapist Juan Reque treats pain of professional and amateur athletes Tennis pro Maria Sharapova among clients With the perfect touch, licensed massage therapist Juan Reque has worked with some of the world’s biggest stars, including professional tennis player Maria Sharapova. “There is nobody who knows my body better than Juan Reque,” Sharapova says in a testimonial on his website. “This is really important when you have a busy schedule and you have to prevent injuries.” For more than 20 years, Reque has helped treat the pain of professional and amateur athletes. For five years, from 2008 through 2013, Reque worked with Sharapova, even relocating to Los Angeles to help her recover from shoulder surgery in 2008. After her surgery, Reque provided post-operative therapies that have kept Sharapova in top physical condition and pain-free. “Working with elite athletes makes you proud,” Reque said. Reque connected with some of the world’s best tennis players when he was a member of a tennis country club in Spain, his native country. After earning his physical therapy and sports science degrees, he went on to work as a trainer for the Association of Tennis Professionals. As a trainer, he traveled for five years with the Spanish Davis Cup team, setting up a service network to deal with injury prevention and treatment.

“I like hands-on treatment,” said Reque, also licensed in massage therapy, European physical therapy, and strength and conditioning coaching. “Hands-on treatment is what I like to do,” he added. “I’m good at it and can really help a lot of people with my hands.” Reque brought his perfect touch to San Diego three years ago, when he moved to the city with his family in 2013 and opened his Solana Beach-based business Injury Recovery Massage. He specializes in treating people with chronic pain who have already been to the doctor and to a physical therapist. “That’s when they come to me,” he said. “My approach is different. It’s much more effective.” Reque uses an innovative hands-on treatment known as Active Release Technique. It is a soft tissue movement-based massage that treats certain tendinopathies and muscle problems. In a large number of chronic injuries, such as muscle strains or joint pains, the injured area presents scar tissue and limitation of movement. ART uses tension with movement to strip scar tissue from muscles and tendons to regain functionality.

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Navy and Marine Corps veteran creates nautical universe BY MARÍA JOSÉ DURÁN ing, ding … ding, ding,” chimes the nautical clock every half hour inside the Nautical History Gallery & Museum at 1012 Pearl St. More than 10 model ships and hundreds of antique nautical artifacts from different eras in American history decorate the small room and workshop of Marine Corps and Navy veteran Joe Frangiosa. With the vision of a soldier, sailor and helicopter crew chief and the talent and attention to detail of a craftsman, Frangiosa made all the ship models in the exhibit and collected the numerous historic artifacts. He opened the space in March and since has been receiving visitors 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. Most of his ship models were built during his time in the Marine Corps between deployments as an escape from very stressful situations that will forever live in his mind. “I’d make them when I came back home, instead of going out and getting drunk or sitting around, because you can’t get things out of your head, the only way is to stay busy,” he said. Frangiosa started building ship models as a child in his home state of New Jersey, “But



The 6-foot model of the USS Langley aircraft carrier is the biggest in the museum.

A ship’s wheel and porthole inside the Nautical History Gallery & Museum make guests feel like they are on a boat. those weren’t like these here. They were from a plastic kit, but I would get bored with those and add dollhouse hinges and metal to make it work and more interesting, and that’s what eventually evolved to the handmade fabrication of the models you see now.” The materials he uses are chiefly wood and metal, but he also adapts ordinary objects for his purposes, like piano wire, pieces of jewelry and shoe parts. “I use all kinds of

interesting jewelry pieces to make the models more detailed, but I still like to have the texture of metal and wood,” he said. He joined the Navy when he was 19 and served for four years. He was honorably discharged and then joined the Marine Corps, where he deployed several times until retiring in 2015. “This is therapeutic for me so I’d love to inspire other guys — I haven’t been out that long and my buddies are still in. I visit them, and they come here,” he said. The Nautical History Gallery & Museum is, as Frangiosa puts it, “A peaceful place for me to be retired that I created.” Since a visit to the museum is free, he takes commissions for 3-D models and restores others, “so the rent pays itself off.” The 49-year-old moved to La Jolla in 2011 when he was stationed in the Miramar Marine Air Corps Station. He met local artist James Quint and eventually rented out the Pearl Street storefront from him (space used by Quint Galleries for storage). “Quint discovered me,” he laughed. Two of Frangiosa’s models are currently part of the “Steering Small” exhibit at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 North SEE NAUTICAL MUSEUM, B30


Atomic Groove to perform at Concert on the Green The community is invited to a Concert on the Green Friday, Oct. 21, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., featuring the music of popular local band Atomic Groove. The concert will be held at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Get down to today’s hottest tunes, as well as classic throwbacks from generations past. The event will also feature food trucks and no-host bars. Adults only. Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for guests. RSVP at groove. Want the VIP experience? Call the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club directly at 858-259-8811. The Fairbanks Ranch Country Club is located at 15150 San Dieguito Road, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067.

Entries wanted for San Diego Book Awards Association contest The San Diego Book Awards Association recently announced the 22nd Annual Writing Competition and a “Call for entries,” open to all writers living in San Diego County. A jury determines the winners (cash awards). Unpublished and published books must have a 2016 copyright or release date to be eligible. Due to the installation of a new Board of Directors mid-year, books with a 2015 copyright or release date will also be eligible and only one winner from both years in each genre will be awarded. For complete rules, guidelines and entry form, please visit: Pull down the “Submission Guidelines’’ and print the entry form. Entry deadlines will be firmly adhered to so please read carefully. Or write to: SDBA, P.O. Box 6487, Oceanside, CA 92056; Email:; Phone: 619-356-1038.

RSF Library Guild to present author Maria Semple Oct. 24 Maria Semple, author of the wildly successful "Where’d You Go, Bernadette," will read from and discuss her new book, “Today Will Be Different,” at the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild’s October Author Talk on Oct. 24 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon, thanks to the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild in partnership with Warwick’s. Tickets are $55, and include a continental breakfast and a signed copy of "Today Will Be Different." For reservations or more information, visit or call 858-756-4780.


Laverne Schlosser (left) with the Marines stationed at the Wounded Warrior Barracks at Camp Pendleton.

RSF Garden Club delivers flowers and fruit to Wounded Warriors Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club members LaVerne Schlosser, Andrea Kessler, and Mary Jam participated in the Petals for Patriots program at Camp Pendleton. Through the program, local garden clubs donate their time and resources to provide flower arrangements and fruit baskets to the Wounded Warriors project in San Diego. Garden Club members met the morning of Oct. 13 to get the flower arrangements in vases and fruit basket assembled. They were delivered at Camp Pendleton’s Wounded Warrior Alpha Company that afternoon. Schlosser commented, “The Marines are so appreciative that we remember them and

so friendly when they meet us to receive their gifts.” The flowers used in the arrangements were generously donated by Dos Gringos Flower Company, located in Vista. The RSF Garden Club donated the rest of the supplies and rounded up the volunteers to put the package together. The mission of the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club is to further the development of charitable horticulture and charitable conservation activities, both within and outside the community of Rancho Santa Fe. For more information on club membership benefits and grant and scholarship programs, please call 858-756-1554.

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‘Managing Stress with Mindfulness’ family forum to be held Oct. 25 Parents and teens — Would you like to learn how to reduce your daily personal and family stress? You don’t want to miss out on this presentation! Please join the San Dieguito High School Academy Foundation for “Managing Stress with Mindfulness,” a family forum on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at San Dieguito High School Academy, 800 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. The forum takes place from 6:30 — 8 p.m. in the Media Center. RSVP to


CCA, SDA VOLLEYBALL TEAMS UNITE TO HELP FIGHT BREAST CANCER Canyon Crest Academy and San Dieguito Academy girls volleyball teams partnered up at their match on Oct. 11 to raise money for Dig Pink and breast cancer research.

The Nativity School to hold Nov. 3 Christmas Boutique

The Nativity School Christmas Boutique will be held Thursday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 6309 El Apajo Rd., Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. This year the event will feature many new vendors while keeping the veteran favorites. Come shop for housewarming gifts, Christmas décor, stocking stuffers, toys, jewelry, plus clothing for women, children and even men. Pre-order yummy treats for your holiday events and enjoy delicious food on site for purchase. Visit

Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre to bring ‘modern day’ Romeo and Juliet to the stage The Envision Theatre at Canyon Crest Academy will present the William Shakespeare classic Romeo and Juliet for a five-night run in the Proscenium Theater, beginning Oct 28 at 7 p.m. This will be the debut performance of the work at CCA. Director Steve Lipinsky says ”I am honored to work in such a lively and multi-disciplinary youth arts program. This is my first experience directing Romeo and Juliet, and I am excited, in only six weeks of rehearsal, to watch how modern teens connect to this challenging text and find honest ways to express these classic emotions.” This re-telling of a timeless classic will be set in modern day and will examine the pros and cons of different parenting

styles, emphasizing the evolution of parenting at its extremes. Also highlighted is the role of modern technology in the lives of teens. This production explores the rampant miscommunication, dangers, and joys that technology brings. At an age where everyone wants someone who understands and loves them for who they truly are, Romeo and Juliet find an honest, special connection which they refuse to let go. Constantine Mickens, a recent CCA alumni, returns as Assistant Director. “We came up with the idea to set R&J in modern times with an emphasis on technology to help high school students relate to the text. It’s been fun thinking of ways to incorporate modern

BRING YOUR CURIOSITY! The Bishop’s School Open House November 5 - 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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technology to round out the concept. I’m excited to be back at CCA after graduating last year. Its been interesting and rewarding to work with Steve on the ‘other side of the table’ and to experience how attentive and creative the cast members can be.” All 9th graders at CCA read Romeo and Juliet, and the Envision Humanities Conservatory will be writing a study guide for the 9th grade English classes, as well as providing program notes to help audiences understand the themes. The play opens Oct. 28 at 7 p.m., and runs through Nov. 5. Tickers are available at For more information on the CCA Foundation, visit


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Enjoy popular Oktoberfest menu this month at Mille Fleurs Honoring his homeland of Germany and one of its greatest traditions, Chef Martin Woesle is proud to bring Oktoberfest back to Mille Fleurs in Rancho Santa Fe for another year. Throughout the month of October, guests can enjoy a menu inspired by Chef’s earliest memories of cooking with his mother in their German kitchen. Menu highlights include Pickled Herring on Beet Salad, Limburger and Butterkäse, and Suckling Pig in Aspic to begin, as well as main courses of Strauss Farm Veal “Wiener Schnitzel,” Stuffed Pork Loin with Dried Fruit and Broken Arrow Ranch Venison Bratwurst. Mille Fleurs is also offering German

wine pairings and unique beers to further enhance the experience and tastes of the German countryside. Reservations are currently available by calling (858) 756-3085 and online at or Mille Fleurs is located at 6009 Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe, and is open for lunch on Thursdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and for dinner on Sunday through Friday after 6 p.m., and Saturday after 5:30 p.m.. A bar menu is offered from 5 to 10 p.m., and they feature live music at the piano bar every Wednesday through Saturday.

Pickled Herring on Beet Salad with a side of house-made pretzel.


Next Good Earth/Great Chefs event is Nov. 6 Five years after launching the Good Earth/Great Chefs book signing series that has become a pilgrimage for Southern California foodies, 2014 James Beard Outstanding Chef Nancy Silverton returns to Chino Farm in RSF to celebrate her new book, Mozza at Home. For this event, Silverton, along with her co-author, San Diego native Carolynn Carreno, a crew of chefs from her restaurants, and artisan cheese makers from the family-owned

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he San Diego Chapter of the March of Dimes held its annual Signature Chefs Gala Oct. 2 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The fundraiser was a “supper by the bite” experience from San Diego’s top chefs. Guests enjoyed a variety of culinary offerings paired with signature libations while raising funds to support the March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The Chefs Gala, chaired by San Diego philanthropists Jennifer and Robert Van Gramins, also included entertainment and live and silent auctions. Visit Online:

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DRIVE AutoCare announces hiring of Kelly Johnson, service manager DRIVE AutoCare (formerly North Coast Alignment) enthusiastically announced the hiring of Kelly Johnson as Service Manager at its N. Cedros Avenue Solana Beach location. Johnson has 25 years of industry experience, most recently at Fairbanks Ranch Mobil and Rancho Santa Fe Automotive. According to ( industry), women represent half the U.S. workforce but just 7.3 percent of employment in the Automotive Repair & Maintenance Industry, despite the fact that women make the majority of auto repair decisions. And according to an AutoMD consumer survey (, women are the industry’s top customers, holding the majority of drivers’ licenses, logging more time on the road, and spending $200 billion annually on new cars and maintenance services. This same survey found that women hate going to

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Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center event in RSF focuses on advances in cardiovascular research and care Rancho Santa Fe residents Julie and Ken Buechler and Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at UC San Diego Health hosted an event Oct. 5 at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club about the latest advances in cardiovascular research and care. The event highlighted the groundbreaking research and care taking place at Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at UC San Diego Health. When Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at UC San Diego Health opened in 2011, it became the only facility in the region offering cardiovascular care, translational research and graduate medical education under one roof. Guests were welcomed by event hosts Julie and Ken Buechler. Julie is the chair of this year’s 20th Annual Heart of San Diego Gala, a fundraiser which benefits the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center. Ken is the chair of the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Centers Directors Council.

The Buechlers introduced Dr. Pam Taub, the Director of the incoming Step Family Foundation Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. The Step Family Foundation Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Wellness Center will offer everything from nutrition counseling and smoking-cessation assistance to stress-management support and exercise programs. The Cardiac Rehabilitation team from Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at UC San Diego Health creates targeted rehabilitation plans to address the unique needs of each individual recovering from a cardiovascular surgical procedure, such as a heart or lung transplant, or from an event, such as a heart attack. When integrated into a patient’s healing journey, rehabilitation plays a key role in faster recuperation times, easier returns to everyday life and better prevention of recurrence. Slated to open in early 2017, within Jacobs Medical Center, this space will

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empower Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at UC San Diego Health to offer sustainable, whole-person wellness services to individuals with cardiovascular conditions. Guests also heard from former patient Paige Scofield Contijoch, a 28-year-old who was faced with a life-threatening heart condition and after open heart surgery at Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at UC San Diego Health is now living a healthy, thriving life and this year completed the Boston Marathon. The night was rounded out by remarks from the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at UC San Diego Health’s co-Directors, Dr. Michael Madani and Dr. Ehtisham Mahmud. For more information on the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at UC San Diego Health or this year’s Heart of San Diego Gala, please contact Parry Barker 858-246-1571 or email

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esource and Referral Service: Available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seniors and their family members can speak with a staff member and receive valuable information to address a wide variety of needs. For assistance, or to schedule an appointment, please call the Senior Center (858) 756-3041. Medical Advocate – A Matter of Life and Health: On Wednesday, Nov. 2, join Joseph Weiss, M.D, for an important and interactive presentation to help you take charge of your health. You will learn the inner workings of medicine: the good, the bad, and the uncertain. The cost to attend this presentation is $30 and includes one of Dr.Weiss’ books. Reservations are required. Please call (858)756-3041 to reserve your space. Musical Entertainment by Tenore: The RSF Senior Center will host Tenore, a musical group known for its powerhouse vocals and musical sound that draws together diverse cultures and celebrates a repertoire of lyrical sweetness and dramatic strength. The performance will take place on Friday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. Special thanks to Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe for sponsoring this performance! Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Please call (858) 756-3041 to reserve your space. Ask the Insurance Agent: Bring your questions to this informative presentation by Liz Schulte and Stephen Cummings, of Schulte Insurance, on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. This session will cover questions regarding Medicare Open Enrollment, Individual and Family Open Enrollment, PPOs vs. HMOs, the Affordable Care Act, and Nursing Home and Long Term Care questions on coverage. Older and Wiser – but Still Safe on the Road: On Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m., Linda Hill, M.D., director of the Preventive Medicine Residency at UCSD, will provide valuable tips to help you stay safe and extend your driving career. She will discuss the effects of medical conditions and medications on driving safety as well as how to recognize when it’s time to “retire” the keys. Please call (858) 756-3041 to reserve your space. Guided Group Meditation: Get your week off to a great start by enjoying a 30-minute guided group meditation on

Monday mornings from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., led by Chopra Center Certified Instructor Lizzy Weiss. If weather permits, meditation will take place in the Senior Center garden. Please bring a jacket or blanket to ensure your comfort during your meditation practice. Art History Video Lecture: Enjoy an art history video lecture from the Great Courses Teaching Company hosted by Jan Lyon. This class meets on the following Mondays from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: 10/24, 11/7, 11/21, and 12/5. Classical Music Appreciation: Instructor Randy Malin leads this class featuring classical music composers and the music that has endured through the ages. Join Randy for a little history, a little biography, and a lot of music! This class meets on the following Mondays from 2: p.m. to 4 p.m.: 10/31, 11/14, 11/28, and 12/12. Oil Painting Class: Create beautiful works of art using your favorite photos – from portraits to landscapes. Instructor, Lynne Zimet, provides step-by-step demonstrations using various techniques. All levels are welcome. There is a $10 fee per class paid to the instructor. Students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. Please call for current class schedule (858) 756-3041. Balance & Fall Prevention Fitness Class: Tuesday afternoons from 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. and Wednesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., licensed physical therapist, Cathy Boppert, leads the class in performing practical and useful exercises to improve balance, strengthen muscles, and help prevent falls. The cost for each class is $10 paid to the instructor. Calling All Literature Lovers: Join writer and instructor, Garrett Chaffin-Quiray on 11/4, and 12/2, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., for a discussion of a famous author’s work. Interested participants are encouraged to bring their own writing to share with the class and receive feedback. The class is free and registration is not required. Acting Class with Monty Silverstone: Instructor Monty Silverstone, accomplished actor and father of Hollywood actress Alicia Silverstone, will teach students about monologues, scene study, and cold reading from scripts. Please call (858) 756-3041 for more information.

Helen Woodward Animal Center to hold 'You Can Be a Veterinarian Day' for kids Ask any child at Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Critter Camp what a snake’s primary purpose might be and very few would say "to teach." But Sally, a 24-year-old Rosy Boa is doing just that at the center’s upcoming “You Can Be a Veterinarian Day.” The half-day camp targeted at kids hoping to dedicate their lives to working with critters will also introduce them to fuzzier patients like a mini-horse and a dog,

but it’s Sally who may have the most to teach. Helen Woodward Animal Center’s “You Can Be a Veterinarian Day,” is Sunday, Nov. 6 between 9 a.m. and noon at the Center’s education Building (6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe). For more information on Helen Woodward Animal Center’s "You Can Be A Veterinarian Day" or general Critter Camp inquires, call 858-756-4117 x 319 or visit




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cclaimed singer-songwriterJack Tempchin was the featured musical entertainment at the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy’s (SDRVC) seventth Annual River Valley Fest, “Passion for the Park,” celebrating the Conservancy’s 30th Anniversary. The event was held Oct. 9 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservancy dedicated to sustainable management of the natural resources of the San Dieguito Watershed with priority given to the protection of the San Dieguito River corridor. For more information, visit Online:

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eid Moriarty, a graduate of the Village Church Preschool, entertained a crowd of about 50 kids at his former school with his unique musical program Oct. 7. Moriarty, a Solana Beach resident and Torrey Pines student, sang songs from his “Purple Party” album that celebrates the colors of the rainbow. Moriarty, who is autistic, loves to perform. He is an aspiring stand-up comedian, as well as a singer and songwriter.

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n celebration of bringing 20 years of harmony to families in transition, Jamie Carr hosted a Kids’ Turn fundraising event at her residence in Rancho Santa Fe on the evening of Sept. 17. Festivities included a silent and live auction with event emcee Sharon Chen, Fox 5 anchor/reporter. Kids’ Turn San Diego embraces a mission of supporting and securing the well being of children experiencing family separations during tumultuous times for children who encounter parental separation due to divorce and military transitions. Visit for additional information.

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problems, but the underlying cause won’t go away. But varicose veins can be a symptom of something more serious, so it’s good to get regular checkups. As for the basic edema, if you have a clean bill of health and don’t suffer from heart failure, liver or kidney disease, then try cutting down on the sodium intake. Some doctors may prescribe a diuretic for more significant edema-related swelling, but be wary of over-the-counter homeopathic remedies, as those haven’t been fully vetted. If prescription medication for high blood pressure or an unrelated condition is the cause, consult with your doctor about trying a new prescription medication instead. Beyond that, try to avoid sitting or standing for long stretches at a time, and maintain good all-around physical health and mobility. To have your varicose veins checked and treated with sclerotherapy, visit us at www. or contact us at 760-9449263.

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9 Months Matter Walkfest promotes alcohol-free pregnancies Every year on Sept. 9, International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day (FASD) is observed worldwide. Bells are rung at 9:09 a.m. in every time zone from New Zealand to Alaska. People all around the world gather for events to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy. The first FASDay was celebrated on 9/9/99, and that day was chosen so that on the ninth day of the ninth month of the year, the world will be reminded that during the nine months of pregnancy a woman should abstain from alcohol. This past Sept.9, nearly 100 women and community members took part in a special walk at Liberty Station to help promote an alcohol-free pregnancy. UCSD’s Center for Better Beginnings in partnership with Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary and SoCal NoFAS hosted the 9 Months Matter Walkfest in conjunction with (FASDay), the free community festival and awareness walk focused on healthy choices during pregnancy. Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones rang the bell as

he expressed words of thanks to all of those involved and those that came out to support the First Annual 9 Months Matter Walkfest in San Diego. Dr. Jones reported, “The primary effect of alcohol is the effect that alcohol has on the fetal brain, and that fetal brain develops through all three trimesters of pregnancy.” Jones is an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of birth defects research. One in ten women consume alcohol while pregnant which can lead to birth defects in their child. FAS is more common than Autism Spectrum Disorder and is more prevalent than Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, SIDS, Cystic Fibrosis, and Spina Bifida combined. Mary Reynolds, president of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary and Jan McGowen, Chairperson of the 9 Months Matter Walkfest are responsible for bringing this first advocacy awareness event of an alcohol-free pregnancy to San Diego. If you would like to donate or support the auxiliary in promoting this event please contact Reynolds at

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North Coast Rep to host 'Tuesday Night Comics' Oct. 25 North Coast Repertory Theatre will present Tuesday Night Comics, hosted by Mark Christopher Lawrence (MCL), on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Night Comics is arguably the funniest night of comedy in San Diego. MCL taps into his extensive list of talented comedian friends and shares the North Coast Rep stage with them. The show is comprised of talent from all over the country with late night television credits as well as credits from Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, etc. Rated R. Tickets for the one-night-only

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show runs Oct. 21-23 The Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show will be held Oct. 21-23 at O'Brien Hall and Bing Crosby Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The event features more than 300 booths filled with 24,000 American handmade and original items, art, crafts, pottery, jewelry and more. More information:


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unior Achievement of San Diego County hosted the 28th Business Hall of Fame event Sept. 27 at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Sponsored by Jack in the Box Foundation, the event recognizes outstanding business and philantrophic leadership over a career span of service in the San Diego community. Highlights of the evening included inducting five prominent members of the business community into Junior Achievement’s Business Hall of Fame as Lifetime Laureates. This year’s Lifetime Laureates

included: Laurie and Carlee McGrath, Daniel R. Spinazzola, Diversified Restaurant Systems, Inc., and Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, Taylor Guitars. The financial support raised at the event will allow Junior Achievement to reach 7,300 more students this year. Its goal is to prepare and inspire the next generation of San Diego’s leaders by teaching them how to get a job, start a business and manage their money. Visit: Online:

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FL Running back, formerly with the San Diego Chargers, Donald Brown was one of honorees at the Natural High Gala held last month to raise funds to expand the organization’s reach among youth and educators. The gala was a star-studded evening with live music, high-energy performers, and a live and silent auction held at the Hyatt La Jolla Torrey Pines. The annual gala is Natural High’s largest fundraiser to help support the efforts to reach millions of youth nationwide - eight million and counting. The gala attracted more than 260 attendees from throughout California and raised over $370,000 for its national drug prevention and educator program. “We are a drug prevention program that uses life changing stories of celebrities as role models to tell kids how they chose their natural high and why they’ve stayed away from drugs to live well,” said Natural High founder Jon Sundt, who lost both of his brothers to drugs. “Kids just

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‘The 2-Minute Boat Race’ BY CAPTAIN QUEEG The Rancho Santa Fe Outdoors Club (ROC) held the 5th Annual Arroyo Cup Regatta a few Sundays ago at the Arroyo Pond. Attendance was strong, given that the Chargers weren’t really playing that day. This year saw a massive sea-change in the rules, away from solar or rubber band-powered, hand-held boats to larger cardboard boats intended to support children as passengers. The three most significant rules changes required that 1) each family have an identical, pre-set list of building materials (mostly cardboard and tape), 2) all boat building was to take place over a 90-minute period just prior to the race start, and 3) the boats were to support at least one child as captain and motor. If a boat was able to stay afloat for at least two minutes, it was considered

well-designed. These rule changes brought issues not seen with previous races. Namely, several families deployed glassy-eyed “innocent” children to steal building materials from other families. The most coveted material was packing tape, as each family was limited to one spool. Some urchins were successful while others were quickly shooed away. However, even with the new rules some things remained the same – the race course was from the shore to the Arroyo island, the Slosars over-engineered their boats, expert talent was recruited by the Perrys, and solid, well-designed boats were crafted by the Jabobsens and Garners. “Wolf Runner” designed by Ross and Harrison Jacobsen took home the Cup for fastest boat, followed closely by “Gonna Gitcha,” a similar kayak-style craft

designed by Will and John John Garner. Right on their heels was the “Most Excellent and Awesome Boat” by Captain Owen Perry. The winner of the “Most Luxurious” craft, designed by Rhett Reasons, was abandoned mid-race soon after he realized it was improperly staffed and lacked his required four-star provisions. The newcomer Bentinck family focused on the educational aspects of the race with Liam reciting several verses of Moby Dick prior to succumbing to the violent swells of the pond. Overengineering is apparently genetic as the Slosar girls secured the “Andria Doria” prize with a boat that could have been called either Flotsam or Jetsam…I can never remember which. It’s nice to see private school tuition paying off. The Willinghams went off-the-board and were


Participants at the Rancho Santa Fe Outdoors Club’s 5th Annual Arroyo Cup Regatta held recently at the Arroyo Pond. successful with a classically-inspired square “Arroyo Queen.” [Note: Ella did not choose this name.] And intent on beating the current race leaders, the Slosar boys tried to muscle to the lead with two paddlers in their aerodynamic craft only to be swamped within seconds of leaving port.

Showing off their girl power, the Barton girls crafted another winning kayak-style boat, taunting all others by completing the course multiple times with different captains. And lastly, the free advertising blitz anticipated for Mr. Malter’s new venture ““ (a calorie-counting app for

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-025107 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Wightlin Education Services Located at: 8407 Reagan Glen, San Diego, CA 92127, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Corinne Wightlin, 8407 Reagan Glen, San Diego, CA 92127. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business has not yet started . This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/23/2016. Corinne Wightlin. RSF539. Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-025894 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Former Worthy Located at: 3786 Cottonwood St., San Diego, CA 92113, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Darren Domilos, 3786 Cottonwood St., San Diego, CA 92113. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business was 02/05/2016. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/04/2016. Darren Domilos. RSF540. Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-025727 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Cartera GT Located at: 591 Telegraph Canyon Rd., Chula Vista, CA 91910, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Gerardo Teram, 4477 Hills St., San Diego, CA 91910. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business was 09/01/2016. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/30/2016. Gerardo Teram. RSF541. Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-024014 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Sundial Farm b. South Coast Orchids c. Haute House Orchids Located at: 805 Mar Vista Drive, Vista, CA 92081, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Burnet, Inc., 2532 Antlers Way, San Marcos, CA 92078, California. b. Robert Jr., Inc., 3319 Wildflower Valley Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership. The first day of business has not yet started . This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/12/2016. Endeavour Shen, President of Burnet, Inc.. RSF534. Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-026315 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Oh So Tidy Located at: 5380 Los Robles Dr., Carlsbad, CA San Diego, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 5380 Los Robles Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Darcy Box, 5380 Los Robles Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008. b. Nicole Pillsbury, 5380 Los Robles Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008. This business is conducted by: Copartners. The first day of business has not yet started . This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/07/2016. Darcy Box. RSF543. Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-023711 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. LJ Therapy Located at: 8765 Aero Drive, Suite 221, SanDiego,CA92123,SanDiegoCounty. Mailing Address: 270-F N El Camino Real, #402, Encinitas, CA 92024. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Lydia Shorthill, 270-F El Camino Real, #402, Encinitas, CA 92024. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business was 04/04/2012. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/08/2016. Lydia Shorthill, Owner. RSF535. Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-023379 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. GrantLinkX Located at: 2355 Newcastle Ave., #B, Cardiff, CA 92007, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Laura MacKinnon, 2355 Newcastle Ave., #B, Cardiff, CA 92007. b. Benjamin Chapman, 2355 Newcastle Ave., #B, Cardiff, CA 92007. This business is conducted by: Copartners. The first day of business has not yet started . This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/02/2016. Laura MacKinnon. RSF536. Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-025086 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. RobotCity Workshop West Located at: 8467 Ednalyn Lane, San Diego, CA 92127, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Gail Czyszczon, 8467 Ednalyn Lane, San Diego, CA 92127. b. Tom Czyszczon, 8467 Ednalyn Lane, San Diego, CA 92127. This business is conducted by: a Married Couple. The first day of business was 09/23/2016. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/23/2016. Gail Czyszczon. RSF537. Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2016.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-025442 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. JSP Recruitment Services Located at: 10344 Craftsman Way, suite 304, San Diego, CA 92127, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. J. Scott Phillips, 10344 Craftsman Way, suite 304, San Diego, CA 92127. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business was 09/28/2016. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/28/2016. J. Scott Phillips. RSF538. Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-026951 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Island Tapas Located at: 1190 Encinitas Blvd., #259, Encinitas, CA 92024, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Edwin Udani, 1190 Encinitas Blvd., #259, Encinitas, CA 92024. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business has not yet started . This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/17/2016. Edwin Udani. RSF544. Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2016.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-026539 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Skyriver IT Located at: 7310 Miramar Rd., suite 650, San Diego, CA 92126, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. KGC Technologies, LLC, 7310 Miramar Rd., ste. 650, San Diego, CA 92126, California. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. The first day of business was 09/05/2011. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/11/2016. Siyamak Khorrami, President. RSF542 Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2016

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Scripps Golf and Anderson Pavilion event raises $1.2M

Starry Starry Night gala raises over $1.3M for Voices for Children Starry Starry Night, the signature fundraising event of Voices for Children (VFC), raised more than $1.3 million on Sept. 24 at the San Diego Polo Club in Rancho Santa Fe. The net proceeds from these funds will provide CASA volunteers to 426 abused, neglected children living in San Diego County foster care. Chairs for this year’s Starry Starry Night were Del Mar residents Nancy and David Doyle. There were 330 guests in attendance, including members of the Voices for Children Board of Directors and the Community Ambassadors Council. Jim Nye conducted the evening’s Live Auction, and winners took home such prizes as a week at luxurious homes on Hanalei Bay in Kauai and at the Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas; a trip to Sydney,

Australia, via DeltaOne (donated by Delta Air Lines); and a ski week in Aspen. The highlight of the evening was a premiere screening of That Is My CASA, by filmmaker Alex Juutilainen, telling the story of Suamhirs Piraino-Guzman, a foster youth whose life was transformed by his CASA Marco Mares. Suamhirs’ story dramatically arcs from his life in foster care to his success today, including his appointment by President Obama to the U.S. Commission on Human Trafficking. The subsequent paddle-raise resulted in $775,000 in contributions — a record for any Voices for Children event. For more information about Voices for Children, to inquire about becoming a CASA volunteer, or to make a donation, please visit

The 48th annual Scripps Clinic Golf Invitational and Special Celebration honoring local philanthropists Eileen and John “Jack” Anderson IV raised more than $1.2 million. The special celebration also marked the opening of the new John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. More than 100 golfers, including 25 women, participated in the 48th annual Scripps Clinic Invitational, which took place Sept. 9 at the Torrey Pines South Golf Course. The time-honored golfing event set the stage for the once-in-a-lifetime celebration the next evening to honor the Anderson family. The festive outdoor tribute drew 325 guests and was held near the John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion, which is named in honor of the Anderson’s late son. The newest Scripps Clinic location opened in June and was recently named the “Best Health Care Project” in Southern California by Engineering News-Record, a leading construction and engineering trade publication. The seven-level, 175,000-square-foot facility is home to 17 medical and surgical specialties, including cardiology, neurology, diabetes and family medicine.


David and Nancy Doyle served as chairs for this year’s Starry Starry Night event.


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Class of 2019 at Del Mar Beach: Top row (L-R): Amanda Arnett, Skylar Bonanno, Morgan Puglisi, Bella Ashline, Ashlie Hill, Nina Fazio, Audree Davis, Rhian Bristol, Leah Coffin, Nadia Forougi, Kirra Fazio, Keely McCallum: Bottom row (L-R): Grace Cooper, Gabby Cutri, Kate Woolson, Grace Downey, Rachel Waite, Karla Banning, Gaby Dale, Nicole Baglio, Maggie Brady, Ally Wolchko, Drew Hemerick, Kate Nielander. Not pictured: Darya Daneshmand, Riley Sullivan and Lily Villasenor.

NCL Del Norte Chapter prepares for fashion show, luncheon


ational Charity League - SD Del Norte Chapter's 2019 Ticktockers are preparing for their Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon, to be held Nov. 6. National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) is a national nonprofit organization comprised of mother and daughter members in chapters across the United States. The mission of the NCL is “to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.”

Top row from left: Paul Teirstein, MD, Brett Ringler, Joel Diamant, MD; Bottom row: Robert Sarnoff, MD, Eileen Anderson

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A glance at U.S. Navy history

“Have you ever held a sail ship cannon ball?” Frangiosa asked, holding a heavy iron cylinder about 2 inches in diameter located near one of his ship models. The room is decorated with sextants, telescopes, port holes, post lights, anchors and all sorts of nautical artifacts collected through a lifetime, which help him tell the story of the U.S. Navy from its beginnings to the aircraft carrier age. • In the 1790s, he explained, Congress appropriated funds to create an official Navy to defend the country from pirates. The USS Constitution is Frangiosa’s model of a three-mast frigate of the time. “They were very powerful, strong, fast, ships. They are not that large, but they could do the job against any enemy,” he explained. • The next sailboat model in the chronology is the USS Vermont, built in 1814 and similar to the USS Constitution, but with one innovation: It featured three stacked gun decks instead of one. The ship manned by 1,100 soldiers contained 110 guns. “This is a very powerful ship of the time,” Frangiosa said. “There were a few of these, and they actually served in the Navy, but it was after The War of 1812, so they didn’t have any real wars to use it in.” • Still a work-in-progress is the side paddle steamship. This ship featured coal boilers that heated up steam, which traveled through the engines and made the paddles spin. “With paddle wheelers, the engines were built in the center of the ship and then there were paddle wheelers on each side. They are the direct evolution from the age of sail ships, the age of wooden sail to the steam era.” • The Civil War (1861-1865) was fought with a combined fleet of sail and steam ships. The Union Gun Boat is the miniature of an all-iron, 150-foot warship used in the era featuring a single propeller at the back instead of two on the sides. Manned by 60-70 people, “She was the latest innovation from the side wheeler, more efficient, and everything was just getting better; easier to operate. Ironclads, as they were called, were made with better and stronger things, the anchors were designed differently, the ship’s wheel is iron with wood, instead of just all wood, more durable and better.” • A ship from the Spanish-American War (1898) is also featured in the gallery, the USS Maine. Built in 1895 using steel instead of iron and manned by 3,400 soldiers, the ship was 325 feet long and had two triple


Historical ship USS Maine has a prominent space in the gallery. expansion steam engines. The ship’s explosion is regarded as the cause of the Spanish-American War. Frangiosa explained, “They sent this ship down (to Havana Harbor during the Cuban War of Independence) as a presence to help. It blew up. The government thought, or used it (to start a conflict with Spain), and the American public believed it. At that point, the Navy sailed off down to Cuba and anywhere the Spaniards were, attacking their fleet until we destroyed it. Later in 1950s, a Navy admiral discovered that The Maine could not have been blown up by the Spanish, it was an accident and a tragedy.” • The Dreadnought was a battleship used during the first part of the 20th century. “See the smaller people,” he commented, “this ship is really long in real life, so in order to be able to transport the model around and make it workable, I did a smaller-scale version, but it still shows the intensity of the ship. It was eventually modernized; they changed the guns and started adding aircraft, as the Navy got into aviation. This model shows a lot of the evolution, with the first wire and the communications from ship to ship, all the big antennas and things like that. It’s an interesting time period for the Navy.” • The final ship in the collection is the USS Langley, which Frangiosa said was the first aircraft carrier. “They took an old WWI coal-carrying ship and built a wood flight deck across the top of it because we didn’t have the money to build an aircraft carrier. There were no wars at the time, so she operated as an aircraft carrier between 1922 and 1936. When we had newer aircraft carriers built, they took half the flight deck off and made it a seaplane base. During WWII, she was in the Java Sea and was sunk by the Japanese in 1942 as a seaplane tender,” he said. ■ IF YOU GO: The Nautical History Gallery & Museum at 1012 Pearl St. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday.

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Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-335-7700

$3,250,000 5BD / 5.5BA

5747 Meadows Del Mar Julie Split-Keyes, Berkshire Hathaway

Sat 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-735-6754

$2,995,000 4BD / 4.5BA

6011 Lago Lindo Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Larry Russell, Pacific Sotheby’s Int’l Realty/Host: Garret Milligan 858-361-4915

Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 619-708-4756

$2,995,000 4BD / 4.5BA

6011 Lago Lindo Larry Russell, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

$3,495,000 - $3,695,000 6910 The Preserve Way 6BD / 8BA Jana Greene, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

DEL MAR $1,159,000 3BD / 2BA

14074 Mango Drive Csilla Crouch, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-245-6793

$1,695,000 4BD / 2.5BA

701 Crest Road Brett Combs, P.S. Platinum Properties

Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-583-4714

$1,900,000 4BD / 3BA

12745 Via Esperia Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Debi Lee, Pacific Sotheby’s Int’l Realty/Host: Suzanne Munoz 858-876-5565

$2,199,000 - $2,379,000 787 Avocado Ct. Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 4BD / 5BA Shannon Biszantz, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 619-417-4655 $2,345,000 4BD / 3.5BA

444 Pine Needles Brett Combs, P.S. Platinum Properties

$2,692,000 5BD / 4BA

132 Ocean View Avenue Jennifer Anderson, Willis Allen Real Estate

Sat 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-583-4714 Sat 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 858-524-3077

$3,225,750 - $3,795,000 501 Pine Needles Sat 12 p.m. - 3 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 5BD / 5.5BA Kathleen Connor, Pacific Sothebys International Realty 858-775-0539 $5,295,000 4BD / 3BA

128 9th Street Brett Combs, P.S. Platinum Properties

Sat 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-583-4714

ESCONDIDO $1,460,000 - $1,560,000 823 Morning Sun 3BD / 2.5BA Maria Segura, Pacific Sotheby’s/Host: Brian Connelly

Sat & Sun 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-756-4382

Sat 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-361-4915

$3,750,000 - $3,750,000 18245 Paseo Victoria 5BD / 6.5BA Julie M. Howe, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty $3,795,000 4BD / 4.5BA

Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-361-2012

7606 Road to Singapore Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Jana Greene, Pacific Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, Host:Heather Patrize 619-218-5388

$3,999,000 - $4,250,000 5465 Avenida Maravillas 4BD / 5.5BA Cathy Gilchrist, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Sat 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-775-6511

$6,150,000 4BD / 6BA

14630 Calle Diegueno Becky Campbell, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-449-2027

$7,450,000 8BD / 10BA

15815 Bella Siena Sat & Sun 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. K. Ann Brizolis, Pacific Sotheby’s Int’l Realty/Host: Bree Bornstein 858-756-4382

SAN MARCOS $889,000 - $949,000 3BD / 2.5BA

1708 Victoria Way, San Marcos Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Barrie & AnneMarie Crake, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty 619-992-5182

SOLANA BEACH $1,750,000 3BD / 3.5BA

322 N. Granados Ave. B. Angello, Willis Allen RE/Host: (Sat) A. Younger

$2,099,000 3BD / 2.5BA

164 Solana Point Circle Jennifer Anderson, Willis Allen Real Estate

Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-755-9100, 858-314-8306 Sat 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 858-524-3077

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 760-815-2087

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Rancho Santa Fe – The Crosby, 3BR/3.5BA | $1,199,000

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