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December 8, 2016

Survey: Improve RSF’s internet service BY KAREN BILLING Residents felt free to express themselves on a recent internet service survey conducted by the Rancho Santa Fe Association Technology Committee, many requesting that the Association get up to speed and bring faster internet to the Covenant to allow for a better quality of life.

Read one survey comment: “I’m almost 75 but I consider reliable digital and cell service to be a necessity not a luxury.” “This is the greatest need and number one priority for the Ranch,” read another. “Having lived here 25 years it has been terrible.” Interim RSF Association Manager Christy Whalen presented the results of the technology

RSF Association approves RSF Tennis Club plan, non-Covenant memberships. A2

New parking spaces may bring relief to village merchants

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‘OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS’AT THE INN The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe held its popular “Olde Fashioned Christmas” event Dec. 2. Festivities included a ribbon cutting for the ice skating rink, a tree lighting, soup challenge, pictures with Santa and more.For more information, visit www.theinnatrsf.com. (Above) Mia McClure, Nia Stefani, with Andrew, Amelia, Austin, West. See more photos on page A14. Online: www.rsfreview.com

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survey at the board’s Dec. 1 meeting. There were 730 participants in the seven-question online survey, conducted between Oct. 27 and Nov. 15. Sixty-three percent of respondents said they are not satisfied with the internet speeds, however, 88 percent said they are interested in improved internet service in the Ranch. SEE WEB, A18

BY KAREN BILLING Soon there should be more open spaces in the Rancho Santa Fe village to allow people to park and do such things as grab a latte at Caffe Positano, a muffin from Thyme in the Ranch, a birthday gift at Country Squire Gifts and Linens or an anniversary bouquet from Rancho Santa Fe Flowers & Gifts. The Rancho Santa Fe Association board approved plans for 22 new parking spaces in the village on El Tordo and La Gracia at its Dec. 1 meeting. Of the 22 new parking spaces in the village,12 are new angled parking spaces and 10 are new marked parallel spaces. With these additions in the village there are now a total of 30 angled parking spaces and 20 parallel spaces. The new angled spaces will be in coordination with the expansion of two-hour parking zones in the village, a total of 42 timed spaces. With the approval from the board, the Association now aims to present its angled parking plan to the county’s SEE PARKING, A22

Man who stabbed sheriff's dog shot by deputy in RSF BY KRISTINA DAVIS A parolee who stabbed a sheriff’s dog and threatened a Rancho Santa Fe resident and sheriff’s deputies with a knife was shot by a deputy following a standoff Saturday morning, Dec. 3. The suspect, Edward Ray Nett, 50, is expected to recover from his wounds, sheriff’s officials said. Nett is on parole for violently resisting law enforcement in a 2015 incident, officials said. The dog, named Banjer,

underwent surgery for a stab wound under his left eye and was expected to make a full recovery, officials said. The incident started shortly before 5:30 a.m. after deputies were called to an apartment complex on Paseo Delicias near La Granada in the village area, where residents reported a person yelling and the sound of items breaking. Deputies were confronted by a man standing in front of a unit with a knife, said sheriff’s Lt. Kenneth SEE DOG, A22

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Association approves RSF Tennis Club plan, non-Covenant memberships BY KAREN BILLING On Dec. 1, the Rancho Santa Fe Association approved the Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club’s plan of operation, which includes an extension of the sponsored membership program, allowing non-residents to join as playing partners and pay a premium to be a part of the Covenant club. The vote was 5-1, with director Mike Licosati opposed. Kim Eggleston was not present at the meeting. The sponsored memberships are an important part of the club’s operational plan, according to RSF Tennis Club President Dave Van Den Berg. He said it’s different than golf, where players of different skill levels can play together. With tennis, it’s more enjoyable when players are evenly matched. “Having people to play with, that’s part of the attraction of joining the club,” Van Den Berg said. The board first approved the new membership category, capped at 25 members, in February 2015. A member in good standing at the RSF Tennis Club can sponsor someone from outside the Covenant area and the member must be approved by the RSF Tennis Club board. The sponsored member pays an enrollment fee and $1,000 extra in dues a year — a total of $2,188 a year. Covenant residents currently pay an

initiation fee of $3,750, plus monthly dues that vary for family or single memberships. Van Den Berg said the sponsored members contribute $65,000 to the bottom line and also contribute about $20,000 to charitable donations within the club. In June, the previous RSF Association board split on renewing the category in a 3-3 vote, with directors Ann Boon, Heather Slosar and Licosati voting against it and Eggleston not present for the vote With the new board seated in July, the category passed 5-1 with Licosati voting against it (then-director Boon was not present). The approval was for the program to be annual, with a renewal again in June 2017 – this latest vote makes it a three-year program rather than an annual renewal. The RSF Association board has the right to terminate the memberships and if they are terminated, the members are entitled to remain a sponsored member for two full fiscal years following the notice of termination. Van Den Berg said the club has the ability to have over 300 memberships and had 340 members at its peak about 15 years ago — they have 224 members right now so there is room to grow and the sponsored memberships do not have an impact on the club’s court usage.

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Work begins on $700M in North Coast Corridor projects Nov. 29 groundbreaking event was held at San Elijo Lagoon BY PHIL DIEHL Construction kicked off Nov. 29 on the $700 million first phase of a 40-year project along coastal North San Diego County that will target multiple modes of transportation — an approach that state and federal officials say should be a model for all of California. The work is part of the North Coast Corridor Program, a $6 billion multi-agency effort that will include wider freeway bridges, new carpool lanes,

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Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D.

Salk Institute president and Nobel Prize winner discusses her life in science BY ASHLEY MACKIN a Jolla Woman’s Club concluded its 2016 Women in Leadership speaker series Nov. 30 with a visit from Salk Institute president and Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn. About 100 guests filled the Woman’s Club at 7791 Draper Ave. to hear Blackburn discuss the importance of curiosity to her field, the science behind her prize-winning discoveries and her personal path to success. While introducing Blackburn, Woman’s Club president Mithu Sherin said, “We started our Women in Leadership speaker series in 2015. Last year, our focus was women in government. This year, our focus was women in science and that’s why we are so honored to have Elizabeth Blackburn here to speak to us.” Blackburn is the 18th president of the Salk Institute, having taken the helm earlier this year, and she received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009 (awarded jointly to Carol Greider and Jack Szostak) “for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase.” Taking the podium, Blackburn pointed out, “There are very few women who have won the Nobel Prize and that’s particularly true in the sciences. I want people to see, by my example, ‘Look, you can be a woman and be in the sciences and win a Nobel Prize.’ ” She said she had a scientific passion her “entire adult life,” with a curiosity that began in childhood. “I grew up in Tasmania, which is

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academy. This activity took place at the RSF Community Center. San Pasqual Academy serves 184 foster teens by providing a stable, caring home, quality education and the skills needed for independent living. The RSF Community Center is a nonprofit organization that connects Rancho Santa Fe residents and businesses through a variety of programs and services.

R. Roger Rowe School to host FTC Robotics League Meet On Saturday, Dec. 10, the R. Roger Rowe School will host an FTC Robotics Tournament in the school gym. Opening ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m. followed by competition. The tournament is expected to end at approximately 1:30 p.m. In addition to three Rowe teams, 14 additional teams from around the region will attend. The public is invited and there is no charge. For more information about the meet, please contact Pamela Meistrell at pmeistrell5464@att.net.

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The first annual Torrey Pines High School Shoot-a-thon, a girls basketball program fundraiser, will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 in the TPHS gym from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. There will be four divisions to participate in so all ages (even adults) are included. (Divisions: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adult.) $5 entry fee per three-point contest (10 shots); $5 entry fee per freethrow contest (10 shots). There will be a prize for the three-point and freethrow shooters that take 1st place (per division). To register, please email tpgirlshoops@gmail.com. Come out and have fun while supporting your Torrey Pines Falcons Basketball Program.

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Runner with MS to run 7 marathons on 7 continents Cheryl Hile is getting help from a local orthotist BY CHRIS SAUR Some of the most inspiring stories anyone’s ever heard are a daily occurrence in the life of Encinitas orthotist Ara Mirzaian. Out of his local Hanger Clinic office, Mirzaian has fitted orthotics on patients who have gone on to win medals in the Paralympics — in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro he had a cyclist and a kayaker — and for nearly a decade he has worked with a San Diego runner named Cheryl Hile, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. Hile, 42, who was diagnosed in 2006, uses a brace to combat drop foot and has run more than 30 marathons since her diagnosis. She’s currently in the midst of an amazing journey on which she plans to complete seven marathons on seven continents in one year. Not surprisingly, when she completes the feat, Hile will be the first person ever to do it with MS. “I’m very goal-oriented,” Hile said in an interview from Mirzaian’s Encinitas office. “That’s why I run so many races, it helps me navigate my MS because they are like these little mini goals that I can strive for. “But I couldn’t do any of this without Ara’s help, without this brace. It was a real game-changer for me. I kept tripping and falling and I was getting depressed.” Hile met Mirzaian about a year after her diagnosis and he fitted her with the best ankle foot orthotic (AFO) available at the time, which was merely a spring that picked

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San Diego woman Cheryl Hile, who has MS, trains for her next marathon, which will be part of her goal of running seven marathons on seven continents in the span of one year. She can run with MS because of an orthotic that was fitted by Encinitas orthotist Ara Mirzaian. her right foot back up for her, but used up energy. She ran one marathon in that, but fortunately soon after came the first model of a Carbon Graphite AFO called The Noodle, which was able to store and return energy. Mirzaian met the creator of The Noodle and got Hile one of the first ones ever made. “It was straight out of the oven,” said Mirzaian, who then shaped it specifically for Hile. “With this type of design, she is able to use less energy and complete marathons. I

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Chabad Jewish Center of RSF presents 10th annual RSF Chanukah Celebration Dec. 27 All are invited to join the Chabad Jewish Center of RSF on Tuesday, Dec. 27 from 5-7 p.m. for a Chanukah Celebration at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. A Menorah lighting will be held at 6 p.m. and the event will also include ice skating, live music, Chanukah crafts, Latkes, donuts, hot drinks and more. Special thanks to Dr Bob and Mao Shillman and co-sponsor The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. RSVP: www.jewishrsf.com.

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RSF Firefighters team up with Toys for Tots for holiday toy drive The Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters are once again hosting their annual Toys for Tots holiday toy drive in hopes of making the season a bit brighter for local children. “We look forward to this event every year,” said Firefighter Kyle Carranza, who is coordinating this year’s toy drive. “It’s a simple gesture, but it can make such a difference for these kids. We hope that partnering with Toys for Tots will allow us to reach even more children this Christmas.” Donations of new, unwrapped toys are

being accepted now through Monday, Dec. 19, at any of the following Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District fire stations: • Fire Station No. 1: 16936 El Fuego in Rancho Santa Fe • Fire Station No. 2: 16930 Four Gee Road in 4S Ranch •Fire Station No. 3: 6424 El Apajo in Fairbanks Ranch • Fire Station No. 4: 18040 Calle Ambiente in Cielo Directions to the fire stations can be found at www.rsf-fire.org.

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Children can learn to create Chanukah candles at RSF Library Dec. 15 “Chanukah Library Hour and Craft” will be held Thursday, Dec. 15 at 3:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Library (17040 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, 858-756-2512). The event offers children the opportunity to learn about the miracles of Chanukah hands on and create their very own Chanukah candles. Presented by Rabbi Levi Raskin, Chabad Jewish Center of RSF.

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Community Resource Center Holiday Baskets event is Dec. 17 Holiday Baskets, an annual event held by Community Resource Center (CRC), has set a goal to help more than 1,000 households (with 2,000-plus children) in need this year by providing food, toys and household necessities. Last year, with the support of 1,000 volunteers and 200 businesses, Holiday Baskets distributed more than 60 tons of items. This year’s event is set for Saturday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Households from San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside,

Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar register in advance to participate in Holiday Baskets and must meet income requirements. “There are so many ways you can help us make dreams a reality this holiday season,” CRC Chief Executive Officer Isabel St.Germain Singh said in a news release. “If everyone contributes what they are able, we can meet the needs and brighten the holidays for so many families in our community. We really need your support to reach our goal.”

In order to help so many families and children, the CRC is depending on the community for volunteers, event sponsorships, cash donations and donations of items such as new toys, new or gently-used bicycles, nonperishable food staples, new or gently-used winter coats and jackets, baby items and more. A wish list is provided at crcncc.org/holidaybaskets. To give, sponsor, volunteer or sign up, please visit the website.

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Lacrosse Tournament plays in honor of Nick's Picks Charity

The 26th Annual Christmas Tea and Tree Raffle event will be held at the RSF Library Friday, Dec. 9 from 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. The Dec. 9 event will include holiday creations, music and treats at the RSF Library. Times: 1:30-2:30 p.m., adults only; 2:30-4:30 p.m. all ages welcome; 4 p.m. tree and wreath raffle. Raffle tickets on sale beginning Dec. 5 – $1 each or 12 for $10. Questions? Please contact Susan at 858-756-4780 or visit www.rsflibraryguild.org.

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Holiday food donation drive for SD refugees to be held Dec 10 at CCA More than 1,000 refugees have arrived in San Diego County since May 2016 due to one of the worst humanitarian disasters in recent history. Refugees are challenged with an overwhelming amount of emotion and anxiety as they arrive. The government-funded resettlement agencies, including the Internation Rescue Committee (IRC), are doing all they can to help these families. During this season of giving, a few local families have put together a food donation drive to help with one of their urgent needs, food. They have requested the dry food items below. Please help in making this donation a success. All items will be donated to the IRC in City Heights. Please drop off your donations on Saturday, Dec. 10 between 8 a.m.-noon at Canyon Crest Academy in front of the Proscenium Theatre. There will be signs where to drop off. Thank you in advance! Dry food items needed: any type of rice, dry beans (lentils), pasta, flour, tea bags, instant coffee.

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RSF Garden Club funds San Pasqual Academy Agriculture Program San Pasqual Academy is a first-in-the-nation residential education campus designed specifically for foster teens. The Academy is located in Escondido and provides foster teens with a stable, caring home, a quality, individualized education, and the skills needed for independent living. The school’s Agricultural Program that was initiated as a class in agriculture has grown to be that plus a work readiness program for currently enrolled Academy foster teens and alumni who return to the campus during breaks and summer vacation. The program teaches the kids about running a business as well as producing a product. The classroom is a 14-plus-acre organic field where watermelon and assorted fruits and vegetables are grown. Recently, members of the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club visited the campus to see progress of the Academy’s Agriculture Program. Funds for this year’s program were obtained, in part, from the RSF Garden Club’s grant program. An award of $9,000 was given to fund seeds and fertilizer, tractor equipment and maintenance supplies, trees and plants, and irrigation materials. The RSF Garden Club grant was matched by the Friends of San Pasqual Academy, totaling $18,000 for the Agricultural Program. Debby Syverson, the Development Liaison at San Pasqual Academy, commented on the value of the farm for the students: “The farm provides a unique opportunity on campus to provide students with work experiences which has also

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‘Olde Fashioned Christmas’at The Inn

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he Inn at Rancho Santa Fe held an “Olde Fashioned Christmas” event Dec. 2. Festivities included a ribbon cutting for the ice skating rink, a tree lighting, soup challenge, pictures with Santa and more. For more information, visit www.theinnatrsf.com. Online: www.rsfreview.com

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Canyon Crest Academy Boys Basketball returns four starters

RSF Attack B98 Academy Soccer team.

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After a promising 14-win season last year, which included a stunning victory against then top-10 ranked Poway, Coach Brian Baum’s CCA Boys Varsity Basketball team is poised to have one of their strongest campaigns in years. Led by senior guard Ryan Michaels, a 2015-2016 first-team all conference player, and seven other returning players, the Ravens will have the experience and talent to compete for this year’s Avocado-West Conference championship. 6’5” junior MJ Metz led the team in rebounds last year and 6’2” junior Aaron Acosta and 6’0” junior Tyler Elsom are returning starters who both averaged double figures last season. 6’7”

senior Sawyer Lebert and 5’9” senior Edan Abed both saw ample playing time last year and seniors 6’1” Daniel Frost and 6’0” David D’Lima also return and will be contributors. Three outstanding newcomers are expected to make major contributions, including 6’4” senior transfer from Torrey Pines High School Jakob Travis, 5’ 10” junior transfer from La Costa Canyon High School Sam Crespy, and 6’1” freshman Frank Gelfman. The Ravens open their season at the Hilltop Tournament and also compete in the TPHS Under Armor Holiday Classic and the Orange Glenn Tip Off Classic before they begin league play in January.

RSF Attack B98 Academy team wins SCDSL Championship The RSF Attack B98 Academy Soccer team, coached by Malcolm Tovey, is the champion of the Southern California Development Soccer League for 2016. The SCDSL is one of the most competitive soccer leagues in the country, drawing top teams from Los Angeles, Ventura County, Orange County, and San Diego. The Attack team, comprised of boys born in 1998 and 1999, claimed the title in the league's highest and most competitive division.

Many of the team's athletes have made verbal commitments to play college soccer. Forward Jon Sabouri, SDA class of 2017, has recently committed to UCSD. Goalkeeper Chris Gustini, CCHS class of 2017, has committed to play at Cal Berkeley. Many other players are deciding between multiple offers from college soccer coaches. More information about RSF Attack college recruiting can be found at www.AttackRecruiting.com”

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RSF Tennis Club Pro Exhibition

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Concerns over SFID water rates In my last Santa Fe Irrigation District (SFID) board meeting, I tried one last time to halt additional increases and bring back a new consultant to ensure we have done the right thing with our new rate structure, but I failed to break the 3 to 2 board majority. One board member in our last meeting said that if I was correct, then we have, “wasted a lot of time and money on great consultants and lawyers” and cast his vote with our experts. Over my career, I have seen consultants offer poor recommendations and every legal battle always has great lawyers – on each side. My concerns have been in the following areas: 1) Our cost consultant, Raftelis, is well known in the water industry and has a mathematical model where you fill in many numbers to see various rate structure alternatives (the board majority only allowed for one scenario). It’s based on using mathematical averages, which increase rates to higher water users. The use of averages implies a homogeneous community and a “bell curve” of water users. However, our SFID

FROM WEB, A1 “We have not gathered the type of information that we gathered in this survey,” Whalen said, noting a survey a few years ago didn’t allow them to accurately assess what’s going on in the Covenant regarding service the way this new survey did. “We received a lot of comments, which was great information for us. Some of the comments were very appreciative of the survey but we also had some people who are clearly impatient.” “I feel very let down by the RSF Association,” read one comment. “It has taken them forever to get their act together and bring us high-speed internet services and here we are still at the survey stage.” “We definitely felt among some members a bit of impatience with the process,” Whalen said. According to those surveyed, 98 percent have internet service in their homes and most people (477) receive service from AT&T. Fifty-four people have service with AT&T Wireless, 49 from Orion, 34 have Satellite, 26 have Verizon, 22 have San Diego Broadband, 21 have Cox, 19 have “other” and 13 are with Time Warner Cable. By gathering information on service providers, Whalen said they were able to do an overlay map of service speeds in the Covenant and find what carriers provide the highest level of service. Per the survey, those 13 Time Warner customers had the highest satisfaction with both speed and cost. Overall, 55 percent of the respondents said they were comfortable with the cost of their service. Many respondents took the time to vent about their poor service and about how it is the “biggest downside” to living in Rancho

community has two sub-populations, large properties and small properties, which together don’t give you a “bell curve,” so any analysis based on “average” use is statistically inappropriate. 2) We either use less expensive local water from Lake Hodges if it is available or buy more expensive imported water. Logically, we should only need two Rate Tiers unless your objective is to shift costs to larger water users; we now have four Rate Tiers. 3) In my last board meeting I noted that Carlsbad’s water consultant is currently recommending that fixed fees (meter fees) reflect the “industry average” of 30 percent of total costs. SFID recently went from 16 to 19 percent, well below average, which shifts costs to higher water Rate Tiers. 4) Our new cost study and rates assume that we have more cheap local water in Lake Hodges than has been available during our prolonged drought. So we subsidize this water for Tier 1 and 2 rates below our cost of about $2 million this year, needlessly drawing down reserves. Something doesn't sound right to me. However, the majority of the SFID board put their full faith in our consultants and lawyers,

regardless. Consider this: Initially one third of smaller water users saw a decrease from rates three years ago with our new rate structure (especially residential single family customers using about 40 units bi-monthly). Customers who are only charged Tier 1 rates do not contribute anything to the cost of SFID infrastructure (capital improvement projects) and general operating costs while currently getting water at a rate significantly below our cost compared to imported water when Lake Hodges is in short supply. Meanwhile, for larger properties, some customers’ rates will have increased about 40 percent within six months and have water bills in the thousands. Either sit back and pay your bills or challenge the new status quo. Greg Gruzdowich

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Santa Fe. “Our internet connection is not much better than the dial-up networks from the 1990s,” wrote one resident. “Our download speeds are so slow that we can’t enjoy Apple TV or stream Netflix on our TVs. Internet is such a horrific embarrassment in this portion of the Ranch.” Residents complained that their children cannot do their homework and to perform any kind of business or normal computer activities they have to drive to another location. “The lack of high speed internet is a huge negative for the community and will no doubt impact valuations,” a comment read. “Many people work from home at least some of the time, lack of reasonable internet speeds impacts their ability to do that.” The survey also asked about cell service in the Covenant. Of the respondents, 53 percent said they were not satisfied with their cell phone service yet 76 percent said they were interested in a better cell phone service. There were 12 percent who were not interested in improving internet service and some comments relayed that they do not want their homeowner’s Association to be involved financially. Comments stated that the community has other needs such as tree replacement, recycled water and road repairs—“Don’t spend money on the few that have a problem,” a comment read. Of the comments, 42 urged the Association to move quickly. “We had 18 ‘please’s, 12 ‘ASAP’s and 27 exclamation points in those 42 comments. One comment was ‘please, please, please, FAST, FAST, FAST service quickly’,” Whalen said. Other comments expressed concerns about the cost, particularly of fiber to home, and

provided suggestions for the committee on project options. Comments also included process criticism and there were 22 thank you’s to the technology committee—“My favorite comment was someone said, ‘Godspeed to the committee’,” Whalen said. Tech committee chair Rick Sapp said the tech committee has been making progress after the Association decided not to move forward with the fiber-optic network with Hotwire. Sapp said they have been having conversations with all of the large providers and trying to understand their approach to service levels and their plans, if any, to provide better service and “the extent to which they need encouragement to think about the Ranch as a priority.” Sapp said the committee is also staying informed on ever-changing technology to ensure that they find the most “robust, reliable and cost-effective” solution for the community. “We want to get the best outcome for everybody. But it’s fairly clear that this technology is essential to the 21st Century American home,” Sapp said. Cox Communications told the committee that studies show that high speed internet can contribute between seven to nine percent of a home’s value. Sapp noted an Association investment in improving technology is a fraction of the value it represents to people’s future ability to buy homes in the Covenant and to live here comfortably. “This is the only real priority this board has going,” President Fred Wasserman said. “We’re committed to this project and we’re going to get it done and we’re going to get it done right. This is extremely important to this community.”

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ongtime FACE (Foundation for Animal Care and Education) supporter and local high school student Maranda Phillips hosted her 10th annual “Howliday in a Bottle” shopping event Dec. 4 at The Bridges in Rancho Santa Fe to raise funds for pets in need. FACE has a mission to “enhance and preserve the quality of life of animals by providing access to necessary medical care and education.” Visit face4pets.org. Online: www.rsfreview.com

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‘Sip & Wrap’ holiday gift wrapping party to benefit Conner’s Cause for Children Conner’s Cause for Children is teaming with community “elves” and others to help lighten the load of holiday shoppers and brighten the lives of Conner’s Cause families. Conner’s Cause, together with Zoraya de la Bastida of Pacific Sotheby’s, Lauren Hampton and Sergio Lujan of Smart Mortgage, invite you to “Sip & Wrap” a special holiday event on the beautiful patio of Pacific Sotheby’s in Rancho Santa Fe. The event will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Too much to do with the holidays around the corner? Do you suffer from leave it to the last-minute panic syndrome? Don’t worry! Let the “Sip and Wrap” elves take care of your gift -wrapping needs, which will help take care of Conner’s Cause families. Relax by the fountain, have a drink and a snack and listen to music while you wait for your packages to be wrapped. Admission is free and 100 percent of the proceeds from gift-wrap services will benefit Conner’s Cause. Pacific

Sotheby’s Patio is located at 16236 San Dieguito Road, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. Please RSVP to Lauren (951) 892-2398 or by email: lauren@smartmortgageteam.com. Founded in 1995 to honor the memory of brave little hero, Conner Champ, Conner’s Cause for Children is a one-of-a-kind organization that offers direct financial assistance to local families for a variety of out-of-pocket medical and non-medical costs related to the care of a child with a life-threatening illness or injury. All proceeds from “Sip and Wrap” go directly to Conner’s Cause families to help ensure their children have access to medical care and basic needs, as well as a little something extra to brighten their holidays. For information on how to donate, participate in or sponsor this event, please contact Carol Del Signore at 760-487-1592, carol@connerscause.org. If you are unable to attend but would like to donate, please go to www.connerscause.org.

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East Coast-based jockey Javier Castellano and Annals of Time celebrate their win at Del Mar in the Grade I, $300,000 Hollywood Derby Dec. 3.

Annals of Time wins Grade I, $300,000 Hollywood Derby East Coast-based jockey Javier Castellano (pictured) and trainer Chad Brown both notched their first stakes wins at Del Mar in the Grade I, $300,000 Hollywood Derby on Saturday, Dec. 3. Castellano piloted Annals of Time to a 1 1/2-length victory over stablemate Beach Patrol. Long shot Frank Conversation rounded out the top three in the field of a dozen 3-year-olds. Annals of Time – owned by Klaravich Stables Inc. and William H. Lawrence – completed the 1 1/8 miles on the grass in 1:47.73. “I give Mr. Brown all the credit for shipping out a young horse like this – a horse making only his fourth start – and shipping him to the West Coast and having him ready to run a race like this,” Castellano said. “He was powerful.

When I asked him in the stretch, he put in a powerful kick. Very strong; very impressive. And he galloped out strong and straight. Distance will be no problem with him.” The other stakes on Saturday’s card, the Grade II, $200,000 Bayakoa Handicap, was won by the favorite, Vale Dori. On Sunday, which marked the end of the Bing Crosby season, Miss Temple City triumphed in the Grade I, $300,000 Matriarch Stakes. Norberto Arroyo Jr. clinched his first riding championship in Southern California, with 12 first-place finishes during the 15-day meet. Peter Miller won his second fall Bing Crosby meeting training title, with 16 victories. Racing at Del Mar will resume on Wed., July 19.

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Kids will have the opportunity to participate in several creative holiday events at the RSF Children’s Library.

Celebrate holidays at RSF Children’s Library The Rancho Santa Fe Children’s Library will hold two fun holiday-themed events next week. On Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. there will be a pajama storytime reading of “The Polar Express” with a surprise guest. Come in your pj’s to hear this favorite Christmas tale of an adventure to the North Pole. On Thursday, Dec. 15 Rabbi Levi Raskin will hold a holiday candle making craft at

3:30 p.m. Children will learn how to make a candle as well as learn about the traditions of Chanukah. The Children’s Library is also hosting a new Saturday family storytime at 11 a.m., all ages welcome. The library is located at 17040 Avenida de Acacias and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 858-756-2512

FROM SALK, A4

more, and positive include exercise, sleep, ingestion of omega-3s and more.

likelihood of chronic diseases, such as certain types of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. “We know when the telomeres run down enough, they cannot make a protective cap at the end of the chromosome, which sends a strong signal to cells and they do not multiply. And when cells don’t multiply, tissues don’t replenish,” she said. “Over a lifetime of say eight decades, the telomeres dwindle down due to the incomplete copying and are damaged by things like chemicals. It happens to all of us in our lives. So the question became: Does this matter?” A study of 64,000 people would later suggest it does. For the study, Blackburn and associates measured telomere length and then waited seven years. At the end of that seven years, they looked at who died and why. The people with the shorter telomeres were more likely to die rather than those with longer ones. Larger studies are underway as to what to do when people discover they have short telomere length.

Telomerase therapy

In 1984, Blackburn discovered an enzyme that helps preserve telomere length, now known as telomerase. And while telomerase therapy is being pursued, Blackburn explained, “When longer telomeres are in (for example) cancer cells, it gives those cancer cells permission to grow and keep on multiplying. So we have to walk a fine line between too much and too little. So using telomerase therapy is like playing with fire.” Instead, she said there are some environmental factors that can have a positive and negative influence on telomere length. Negative influences include stress, depression, poor diet, tobacco use, childhood trauma and

Getting ‘the call’

Her work, though ongoing, got the attention of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Joking that “everyone asks me about winning the Nobel Prize,” she recalled the day she found out. “In 2009, I got a phone call at 2 a.m. and I don’t know how you react when your phone rings at 2 a.m., but I immediately thought it was something bad — especially because my mother-in-law was 95 at that point. I thought something’s happened to her. But when I answered the phone, this Swedish voice told me I had won the Nobel Prize. At first, I didn’t really believe him. I think he could tell that, and told me the media would be calling soon and advised me to have a cup of coffee,” she said. As a recipient of the Nobel Prize, Blackburn said she enjoys speaking, especially when it gives her the platform to advocate for more women in sciences. “Curiosity-driven science really gets you some place and that couldn’t be more true than in the biological sciences because what comes from it really matters to human health. We need to have increasing and more diverse curiosity-driven scientists because that is going to make projects happen that will really have an impact,” she said. Her advice to young women: “Stay focused and stay persistent. Try to get yourself into a place where research is being done to find out if you like it. So many young people read about a branch of science and then they find out it’s not for them. Know your skills and what field these skills would best serve. To quote the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science initiative, ‘Women need science and science needs women.’ ”

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FROM LAGOON, A2 Gourdine, associate division administrator for the Federal Highway Administration. The gain is not without some pain. Starting almost immediately, work on the carpool lanes and bridges is certain to slow traffic and make life a little more difficult for commuters at times until the first phase of work is completed in 2021. “We are going to do the best we can to minimize that disruption,” said Malcolm Dougherty, director of the California Department of Transportation. He asked for “the motoring public” to be patient during the work, and said everyone will be better off once it is finished. Work should begin within days on the new I-5 bridge across the San Elijo Lagoon at the border of Solana Beach and Encinitas. Construction of the Batiquitos Lagoon bridge in Carlsbad is scheduled to begin in mid-2017. Several speakers at the Nov. 29 event said the innovative approach of combining freeway, railway, public transit and environmental construction projects will allow all the work to be done faster and with less upheaval. “Doing all these projects concurrently gets us out of the (environmentally-sensitive habitat of) the lagoon a lot quicker,” said San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts. It also minimizes the negative effects on traffic, business, pollution and other things, he added. Nearly $500 million of the first phase money is budgeted for highway improvements, including the replacement bridges, additional carpool lanes, sound barriers in some residential areas, and more. Rail projects are budgeted for about $100 million, and bike, pedestrian and community enhancement programs for $40 million Interstate 5 and the coastal railway are widely seen as an “economic lifeline,” facilitating the movement of goods and

services within San Diego County and to the rest of the state. Efforts to protect the environment and provide public recreation are interwoven into the freeway and railway work. The new longer, wider bridges — with fewer piers in the water — will improve the health of both lagoons by allowing tidal waters to flow more freely in and out, preventing stagnation and making the tidal waters more accessible to marine life. “We’ve been talking about the tidal flow in these lagoons forever,” Roberts said. “That has been a big issue.” The budget also includes $80 million to pay for the restoration of the San Elijo Lagoon, a project lagoon conservancy executive director and principal scientist Doug Gibson has been working on for 20 years. “The lagoon is home to more than 700 plant and animal species, many rare or endangered,” Gibson said. “The loss of this critical habitat has slowly progressed over the past century.” Experts estimate as much of 90 percent of coastal California’s wetlands have been covered by development. San Elijo and other San Diego County lagoons provide a critical part of the remaining wetland habitat. Additional areas will be set aside and protected at San Elijo as part of the mitigation efforts required for widening the freeway and railway. Also, selective dredging and filling will remove the unnatural buildup of sediment in the lagoon and restore a healthy environment for more of the natives species. The lagoon restoration is scheduled to begin in mid 2017 and continue through 2021. Additional trails will be built to improve public access to the lagoon, including a pedestrian undercrossing beneath the railroad bridge that will connect east and west ends of the lagoon for the first time since the railroad was built more than 100 years ago. — Phil Diehl writes for The San Diego Union Tribune

FROM DOG, A1 Nelson. Deputies launched pepper balls at Nett and deployed a sheriff’s dog to subdue him, but he attacked the dog, Nelson said. Deputies rescued Banjer and rushed him to an animal hospital for emergency surgery. Banjer was wearing a safety vest when attacked. Authorities later tweeted a photo of the dog, with several stitches below his eye and wearing a recovery cone around his head. After attacking the dog, Nett broke into a nearby apartment and held a resident at knifepoint, Nelson said. The victim was able to escape and run into a bathroom, locking the door. The suspect then yelled to deputies posted outside that he’d just “slit the throat” of the victim, Nelson said. As deputies prepared to enter the apartment to rescue the resident, Nett stepped outside again and confronted them with the knife, Nelson said. One of the deputies fired four shots, striking Nett in the torso. They treated him at the scene until paramedics arrived and took him to a hospital. The deputy who opened fire was not named. The deputies who responded to the incident were not injured. The resident was found inside the bathroom unharmed.

FROM PARKING, A1 transportation advisory committee on Dec. 9 and hopes to be on the agenda for approval at the San Diego County Board of Supervisors’ December or January 2017 meeting. The goal is for the work to be complete by the end of January, according to Interim Building Commissioner Tom Farrar. The Association has been working on the plan for over two and a half years with the Village Revitalization Task Force, chaired by LaDonna Monsees. Farrar said the main impetus for the project is the retail tenants, who have struggled with a lack of convenient parking for customers. Many spaces in the village are used by employees of village offices, who park all day long. To free up room for customers, there will be 42 new two-hour, timed spaces: 19 spaces on Avenida de Acacias, 15 spaces on La Granada and eight on the stretch of La Granada near Rancho Santa Fe Flowers & Gifts. Farrar said while the timed spaces will help for customers, they still needed a solution for employee parking to avoid pushing the problem into another area. In May, the Association approved a six-month pilot parking program for village business employees to use parking space at the First Church of Christ Scientist on La Flecha, but the Association ended up not moving forward leasing the

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El Tordo street in the village will be re-striped for angled parking spaces. A portion of the street will also be made one-way only. lot as a survey showed only five of the 41 village businesses said they would consider using the spaces. The angled spaces provide a possible solution, Farrar said. “Once we add angled parking to the area, it really will increase the spaces for the all-day parkers and it also just allows for more parking overall in the village itself,” Farrar said. The angled parking solution, which also involves changing short portions of El Tordo and La Gracia from two to one way, is considered “Phase One” of the parking project. (The portion of El Tordo by the park with angled parking will be one way. A small portion of La Gracia by The Inn will be one way.)Farrar said they wanted to gain as many spaces as they could without cost to the community — it will involve just restriping and signage. Phase two, he said, would

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PHOTO COURTESY OF SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff's dog Banjer was resting after undergoing surgery for a stab wound under the eye. The suspect was shot by a deputy after a standoff in Rancho Santa Fe. Once Nett is released from the hospital he is expected to be booked into jail on numerous felony charges, authorities said. San Diego Superior Court records show Nett has four felony cases against him. One stemmed from a July 2012 arrest by Escondido police in which he was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, driving on a suspended license and unlawfully possessing ammunition, records show. – Kristina Davis is a writer for The San Diego Union Tribune

Hile ran half-marathons at an 8:20 pace. “Now I’m definitely much slower but I’m just happy I can keep running with MS, because it can stop you from moving at all,” Hile explained. “I’m hoping when I finally do stop running marathons, it will be on my own terms, not because I have MS.” Hile grew up in Orange County, but has lived in San Diego since coming to UC San Diego in 1995 (except for a brief stint in Seattle from 2010-2013 during which she still came back to San Diego to have Mirzaian make her AFOs). Back then, Mirzaian had a small local practice in La Jolla, which was bought out by the Hanger, Inc — a huge national prosthetic and orthotic company — in 2012. That’s when he moved to the office in Encinitas, where his practice is booming. Born and raised in Glendale, Mirzaian came to North County in 1987 and never moved back. He attended San Diego State to be a dietitian, but got into orthotics after an injury to his knee that was supposed to keep him away from snowboarding and surfing for a year or two.

involve more long-term solutions, which might include options such as off-site parking. Monsees said she has been in land development for 30 years and it doesn’t surprise her but always “confounds” her the amount of time it takes with the regulatory process to get projects like this done. She thanked Marion Dodson from the Village Business and Merchants Association and Farrar for all their work. “I’m hopeful that it will help the merchants. The merchants have been asking, pleading for 15-20 years for this. The board has spent a lot of money, time and research on the issue. I’m just thankful that it is now going to move forward,” Monsees said. “I’m hopeful that the additional striping will give the merchants some relief and also that it may give some incentive to any potential merchants coming in.”

A brace that was made for him allowed him to get back to those activities much sooner, and that inspired him to get into the field, so he went back to school, got certified and has been doing this work since 1992. “Not too many people know about this field and it’s really growing,” said Mirzaian, whose wife, Donna, has taught at La Costa Heights Elementary in Encinitas since 1995. They have three kids who went through the Encinitas Union School District and are now seventh, ninth and 12th graders in the San Dieguito Union High School District. After Mirzaian examines a patient, he orders the orthotic to be made in a factory based on his specifications, then he does little adjustments himself to make sure the piece fits and works correctly. For Hile’s AFO, that means cutting pieces down and creating a pad. Hanger — which is famous in part for helping athletes with lost or malfunctioning limbs achieve lofty goals and also for creating the prosthetic tail for Winter, the dolphin who is the subject of the movie “Dolphin Tale” — has helped make Hile’s seven in seven goal a reality, sponsoring her trip to Antarctica, among other things.


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Holiday Fantasia benefits Childhelp C

hildhelp held its 30th Annual Holiday Fantasia event Dec. 3 at the Del Mar Country Club. Greater San Diego Chapter of Childhelp raises funds for abused and at-risk youth with its holiday fundraiser. Emceed by Childhelp Celebrity Ambassador Jen Lilley, the holiday luncheon featured boutique shopping, a fashion show presented by Gretchen Productions, silent and live auctions, and more. The prestigious “For the Love of A Child� award was presented to Mary and Gordon Ceresino. For more information, visit www.childhelp.org. Online: www.rsfreview.com

Grace Hollingsworth, Georgia Schugar, Cole Chodorow, Scotty Gange, Arie Bialostozky, Landis O'Coyne

Carol Millen, Carly Waite

Tiffany Netters, Grace Staten

Childhelp founders Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson

Mary Ann Crisci (President, Child Help) and Felicia Corbett

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Cameron Smith, Darcy Delano Smith, Georgia Barber

Jan Porter, Kathleen Miller

Donna Hopkins, Lorraine Ceresino, Mary Ceresino

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Create new holiday traditions with Spice Way cooking demo

La Jolla Cultural Partners

The Spice Way in Encinitas is offering two free holiday-themed cooking demonstrations on Dec. 11. At 12:30 and 3 p.m. that day, owner Debbie Kornberg will teach demo recipes, including poached pear salad with a wine lemongrass vinaigrette, sweet potato latkes for Hanukkah and Christmas Morning Pancakes. For more information, visit The Spice Way in the Camino Village Plaza, 260 N. El Camino Real or go to thespicewaysd.event brite.com. “We often are moving in different directions but having special family customs can act as an anchor that binds us together,” says Kornberg, who has a Master’s in education. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with tasting offered throughout, and shoppers can get a 15 percent discount on all Spice Way products on Dec. 11. — Submitted press release

Breakfast in Bethlehem at the Village Church in 2015.

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Village Church prepares for Christmas with fun family gatherings, carols and readings

Debbie Kornberg

The Village Church celebrates the joy of the season this weekend with special musical events. An exciting celebration awaits family and children at Breakfast in Bethlehem on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. featuring a breakfast buffet and interactive retelling of the Nativity Story with music, gifts, singing and fun for the whole family. Tickets available online at villagechurch.org. Sunday night, a Christmas Chorale Concert features the Village Church Community Chorale, Chancel Choir and a professional orchestra beginning at 7 p.m. The concert is free and donations are welcome. Then the accomplished artists of the San Diego Pro Arte Voices will present “An Evening of Readings and Carols” on Friday night, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. featuring a

powerful rendition of the Christmas story through song. Tickets online at sdproartevoices.org. On Christmas Eve, four different worship services will fill the sanctuary of the Village Church. “The birth of the Christ child represented hope 2,000 years ago, and that message is just as relevant in our world today. We welcome everyone on Christmas Eve to share with us the message of faith and redemption that Christ brought to all humanity,” explained the Rev. Dr. Jack Baca, senior pastor of the Village Church. All activities will take place on the campus of the Village Church located at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 92067. For more information and directions visit villagechurch.org.

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Light up the Holiday Season with Creatures that Glow! December 15: 6-9 p.m.

Bioluminescence is more than beautiful, it also helps creatures survive. Get hands on with glowing activities, meet scientists who study illuminating creatures, and make your own glowing path on a bioluminescent carpet. All ages welcome. Tickets available at aquarium.ucsd.edu

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

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December 6–30

Join us in our “Little Shop Around the Corner,” during library hours: 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Tue–Sat; until 8:30 p.m., Wed. Browse our much-loved “shop” for great gift ideas— gently used books, vinyl LPs, and CDs, plus great artwork—at bargain prices in a peacefully pleasant place.

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Through his parents’ inspirational story, local man hopes to help heal divisions BY JOE TASH Martin Kent is a man on a mission – to spread what he calls a “universal message of tolerance.” The 65-year-old Encinitas resident, a retired documentary filmmaker and journalist, said he seriously considered moving to Canada after the election of Donald Trump as president in November. The son of Holocaust survivors, Kent said he was disturbed by the polarization that arose during the election campaign. But conversations with his two grown sons changed his mind about leaving – one asked him, “What will that accomplish?” Kent recalled. Instead, said Kent, he wants to revive a talk that he has given in the past to high school students in Los Angeles, where he lived before moving to San Diego County four years ago. The hour-long program, he said, will encourage students to speak out when they witness acts of intolerance. “Do the right thing. Don’t be silent because your life ends when you remain silent. It’s over,” Kent said, paraphrasing a favorite quotation from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Kent said he hopes to reach out to local school districts with his offer to provide the presentation, which includes a segment of a documentary video he made about his parents’ story. His father, Jack, a young Catholic man, and his mother, Roza, a Jewish woman, met during the Nazi occupation of Poland in the 1940s. The two went on the run from the Nazis, narrowly escaping imprisonment and death at the hands of the occupiers, Kent said. “He could have easily walked away,” said Kent, rather than helping the young Jewish woman. Instead, “He put his life on the line and saved her.” In 2003, the government of Israel recognized his father’s actions with its highest honor, the “Righteous Among the Nations” award, the same award given to Oskar Schindler, the businessman memorialized in the film “Schindler’s List” for saving the lives of Jews during the Holocaust, said Kent. Kent said that since the election, he has been dismayed to read of the rise of intolerant acts aimed at minorities, including Muslims, Jews, Hispanics and others. The problem, he said, seems particularly acute in the nation’s schools. He pointed to a survey of K-12 educators conducted after the election by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an anti-discrimination group. According to a report on the group’s web site, 80 percent of teachers, administrators and school staff surveyed indicated heightened anxiety among students, worried about impacts of the election on themselves and their families. “Also on the upswing: verbal harassment, the use of slurs and derogatory language, and disturbing incidents involving swastikas, Nazi salutes and Confederate flags,” said the report.

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By sharing his family’s story, Martin Kent said he hopes to turn the tide against the divisive impulses that have surfaced recently across the country. Kent said he was personally exposed to intolerance at an early age. He was just 5 years old when, soon after his family moved to a new neighborhood in New York City, a neighboring child accosted him with an anti-Semitic slur. His mother, said Kent, taught him to reach out to everyone, even those who had demonstrated intolerance. “She just had love for everybody,” he said. During his career as a documentarian, Kent said, he made some 50 films on a variety of topics, including art, science and history, and they were broadcast on such networks as Discovery Channel, A&E, ABC, NBC and PBS. A guitarist and singer, Kent fronts a band, “Blues Skies,” that performs locally, and he is a member of Del Mar Toastmasters, through which he recently won a speakers’ competition and is advancing to a regional contest. Although he was deeply moved by his parents’ personal Holocaust story, they didn’t share it for more than 50 years, preferring to bury their painful memories. It was only after he made a documentary about Oskar Schindler, in the wake of the popular film, that they decided to open up and share their story. Kent said he spent a year interviewing his parents and even traveled to Poland with his father, to visit and film some of the places where the couple had been during the war years. By sharing his family’s story, Kent said he hopes to turn the tide against the divisive impulses that have surfaced recently across the country. Referring to a line from the Leonard Cohen song “Anthem” (the singer and poet died just before the election), Kent said, the election “revealed a huge crack in America and we need to fill it with a lot of light.”


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Eastman School of Music senior offers college music audition workshops Daniela Camilleri, a senior at the prestigious Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, NY, is no stranger to auditions. She has participated in theater productions since the age of 5, and enjoyed a successful musical theater career, winning a National Youth Arts Award for her role as Ms. Hannigan in Annie and placing second in Hollywood’s Best New Talent Daniela (Broadway) in 2009. It was Camilleri only after singing with the San Diego Children’s Chorus for four seasons did she begin to train classically. “I remember being in Puccini’s La Boheme and feeling such a deep connection with the music” said Daniela. “I knew then that I wanted to sing opera. I shifted my focus from musical theater to classical voice midway through high school.” It was also at that time that Daniela attended an audition that was to have a huge impact on her future. “As a junior in high school, I auditioned at SDSU to participate in their Opera Theater program. It was by far the most stressful audition I had ever attended, because I was overwhelmed by how much older everyone was and I really, really wanted to be cast!” Daniela ended up participating in two shows at SDSU, and she credits that experience with giving her the confidence to apply to music school. “Music school auditions are tough. You may be an amazing singer or musician, but so is

everyone else there, especially if you all had to go through the prescreening process. I was very fortunate that my audition at Eastman, which was my reach school, was the very last one. By the time I got to Rochester, I was vocally prepared. However, I would have really valued the experience of being able to do a mock audition for someone who had been through the process and could provide feedback.” Daniela has come a long way since those first days at Eastman. She has spent two summers in Italy, attended SongFest at the Colburn School in Los Angeles where she worked with composers Jake Heggie and Libby Larson and also participated in master classes with Graham Johnson, one of the world’s leading accompanists, at the Vancouver International Song Institute. She is currently in final rehearsals for a Jake Heggie production at her school and has begun coachings for the spring opera, where she will be playing the role of the stepsister Noémie in Massenet’s Cendrillon. “I feel as though I am in a good position to help anyone preparing for that all-important audition,” says Daniela. “Not only did I audition at several prestigious schools, but I was also a Student Leader for two years and very involved in the audition process. I have also been trained to audition ‘like a professional’ by one of the very talented opera directors at my school, who also taught us how to critically evaluate auditions and exposed us to life ‘on the other side of the SEE MUSIC, B14

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More than 200,000 meals packed at Santa Fe Christian Schools to aid victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti Santa Fe Christian Schools (SFC) students, parents, faculty and friends came together to pack 200,091 meals for victims of Hurricane Matthew on Nov. 17 - 18. Students also raised more than $4,000 for Hurricane Matthew victims as part of SFC’s annual Give Thanks, Give Back service project. On Oct. 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti, devastating a country still recuperating from the 2010 earthquake. The hurricane claimed the lives of more than 1,000 Haitians and left 1.4 million people in need of humanitarian aid. Haiti will need months of emergency aid to stave off famine. Working with Friends & Family Community Connection in the “Fight

Against Hunger in Haiti,” more than 500 volunteers assembled food packages into meals. Food packages will be distributed to Shepherd’s House, a Haitian children’s orphanage and over 200 families who lost their homes in the hurricane. SFC was joined in food packing efforts by students from King/Chavez Primary Academy and employees from the American Heart Association and Lombardi Group. “Events like these provide our students with an opportunity to not only learn about the needs that exist in this world, but to also understand how they can be part of the solution,” said Dr. Tom Bennett, Head of Schools for Santa Fe Christian Schools. Visit www.sfcs.net.

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‘Gaspar Doctors of Physical Therapy’ helps patients find root of the problem BY STACEY PHILLIPS past patient at Gaspar Doctors of Physical Therapy recently celebrated her 100th birthday at the Bressi Ranch location. Brian Stone, PT, DPT, clinic director at that office, said she attributed her health and longevity to “a good sense of humor and sticking to her exercise program.” “Many of our seniors continue to come in even after they have finished their therapy as members of our senior exercise program,” said Stone. “They enjoy the benefits of the exercise, and also the camaraderie with the staff and other past patients.” Many who suffer from acute or chronic back or neck pain, sore joints and mild orthopedic injuries often turn to physical therapy. “Physical therapy is a good alternative to many other medical interventions in that it is non-invasive, has very few side effects and has shown to be very cost-effective,” said Stone. “In fact, studies show that people who are seen by a physical therapist quickly after injury and/or an episode of back pain, have a 30 to 50 percent lower chance of requiring more aggressive medical care and may save over $2,000 in their total cost of medical care.” Gaspar Physical Therapy was established in 1994 by Dr. Paul Gaspar, DPT, as a small clinic

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in Frog’s Gym in Encinitas. “There was a fun and family-oriented environment where patient care was always placed as the top priority,” said Stone. A second location opened in Solana Beach in 2001 and two years later a third practice opened in La Costa. The company now has six locations in North County San Diego, including Oceanside, Bressi Ranch, Coastal Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Torrey Highlands. As the size of the practice grew over the years, so did the areas of specialization. Stone said the focus on outpatient rehabilitation now consists of cardiac rehab, pulmonary

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rehab, aquatic physical therapy, women’s health and pelvic floor rehabilitation, custom orthotic fabrication, and hand therapy with a certified hand specialist. The largest facility, The Sports Performance Center, opened in 2011. Located on Avenida Encinas in Carlsbad, it encompasses more than 6,000 square feet of state-of-the-art sports therapy equipment such as a biomechanics lab and artificial turf where athletes have space to perform higher level exercises. This past October, the company announced the opening of a sixth clinic in Torrey Highlands for patients who live

farther south. “Over the years there have been several opportunities to either buy smaller clinics or to sell the company to bigger corporate interests, but that is not our goal,” said Stone. He said the 27 therapists and more than 100 employees share this same vision. “Many of our therapists have been with the company for over 10 years, which speaks to the family environment and small-business approach that still defines our company,” said Stone. It is independently owned by physical therapists, which Stone said allows for care that is guided by clinical decision-making and what is in the patient’s best interest. Gaspar met several of his current partners while working as a professor at the University of Southern California’s physical therapy school between 1996 and 2000. During this time, he became a clinical instructor for several student interns who joined the practice after graduating and they eventually became partners. As one of the seven partners, Stone said what sets the business apart from other practices is the commitment to quality. “Our patients are given ample time with their therapists and the therapists all have strong backgrounds in manual therapy to be able to SEE THERAPY, B14

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EVENT BRIEFS ‘Dashing through the Snow’ concert The North Coast Symphony Orchestra, directed by Daniel Swem, will perform “Dashing through the Snow” on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr, Encinitas, at corner of Encinitas Blvd and Balour Drive. The concert features special holiday selections including “Tintinabulations,” “A Christmas Festival,” “The Bells of Cristmas,” “Fantasia on Greensleeves” and much more. Tables will be available for picnicking. Tickets available at the door: $10 general, $8 seniors/students/military, $25/family max. For more information, visit www.northcoastsymphony.com. The orchestra is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation.

Santa, Snow Days at Flower Hill Promenade Ring in the holidays with family and friends at Flower Hill Promenade. Join the fun on Saturday, Dec.10 and Sunday, Dec. 11 for a family tradition starting at 9 a.m. with Breakfast with Santa at Flower Hill’s newest restaurant Flower Child followed by hours of fun, fun, fun at Snow Days, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Experience an Alpine Village in Del Mar, including a real snow play area, petting zoo, snowboarding simulator, photos with Santa, face painting, balloon artists, arts and crafts, food and beverage samples, and much, much

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Holiday Dance •City Ballet of San Diego’s performance of The Nutcracker (accompanied by the City Ballet Orchestra & Chorus) takes the stage at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9-23 at Spreckels Theater, 121 Broadway, downtown San Diego. Following each matinee, members of the cast will be in the lobby to greet the audience and pose for photos. Tickets from $32. cityballet.org •Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker takes the stage, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown San Diego. Tickets from $53. sandiegosymphony.org

Theater •Plot: A community group gathers for its annual radio-show performance of Charles Dickens’ famous story, but will the actor playing Scrooge make it in time, and can the troupe pull it off, despite the bad weather? Come and find out at “A Christmas Carol: A Classic Radio Play” from La Jolla Theatre Ensemble’s Matt Thompson, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 and Wednesday, Dec. 21, La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla. Blvd.

$10 Suggested donation. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org •Enjoy the holidays with stories, poems and music from Ireland, England, America and across the world during a performance by The Celtic Echoes called “Voices of Christmas,” 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 (complimentary reception at 6:15 p.m.). Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St. Tickets $20. (619) 297-8953. writeoutloudsd.com •Through Dec. 18, San Diego Repertory Theatre presents “The Dybbuk for Hannah and Sam’s Wedding,” with matinee and evening shows at Lyceum Space, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown San Diego. The play is a one-man adaptation of the classic Jewish play “The Dybbuk” and takes all 18 characters on the course of this theatrical wedding. Tickets from $41. (619) 544-1000. sdrep.org • Impro Theatre presents Dickens Unscripted, an improvised winter comedy, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 at North Coast Repertory Theater, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Comic portraits, cruel melodrama and humane charity of heartbreaking tenderness explode onto the teeming streets of Victorian London. Tickets: $25. (858) 481-1055. northcoastrep.org/season/offnights.html •Plot: A community group gathers for its annual radio-show performance of Charles Dickens’ famous story, but will the actor playing Scrooge make it in time, and can the troupe pull it off, despite the bad weather? Come and find out at “A Christmas Carol: A Classic Radio Play“ from La Jolla Theatre Ensemble’s Matt Thompson, 7 p.m. Tuesday,

Dec. 20 and Wednesday, Dec. 21, La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla. Blvd. $10 Suggested donation. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org • The San Diego Circus Center presents its 2016 winter show: Winter’s Roundabout, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at San Diego Circus Center, 2050 Hancock St. See winter-themed trapeze acts, wheel tricks, handstands, clowning, skills, rope tricks and more. Tickets from $20. sandiegocircuscenter.org •North Coast Repertory Theatre’s New Works Reading Series presents the reading of The Honorable H. Lee Sarokin’s new play The Wedding Cake, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The Wedding Cake “is about the tension between religious liberty and discrimination and the sacrifices made by those who stand for or against either,” says Sarokin. In this play, two couples, quarrel over an incident, which, at first, seems to be trivial. Tension soon develops into a bitter dispute with each couple; both suffering consequences they never envisioned, over something they thought so small. This is a free reading, on stage for one-night only. After the reading there will be a Talkback with the Sarokin, director Jay Mower and cast. For more information, please call 858-481-1055 or visit www.northcoastrep.org. North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 92075. •True confessions from Santa’s eight reindeer

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Food for the free-spirited: Flower Child opens at Flower Hill BY KAREN BILLING Flower Child opened in Flower Hill Promenade on Dec. 6, inspired by the mission to deliver “healthy food for a happy world.” The delicious and nutritious menu is mix-and-match style, allowing guests to select their favorite combinations of vegetables and grains such as simple sautéed broccoli, sweet corn and quinoa, Indian-spiced cauliflower, roasted butternut squash and scrumptious Yuzu Brussels sprouts with golden miso, toasted garlic and almonds. Flower Child is the second San Diego restaurant opened by restauranteur Sam Fox, joining True Food Kitchen in Mission Valley. The original Flower Child restaurant is located in Santa Monica. Flower Child took over the former Sea & Smoke space and features spacious dining areas upstairs and downstairs, as well as a courtyard patio. There is even “yoga-mat parking” where yogis can drop their mats while they eat. The décor is whimsical, floral and funky with lots of art – one mural features horses and jockeys as a nod to the Del Mar Throughbred Club down the street. The kitchen area is open so guests can see all of the fresh and local ingredients at play. The menu is packed with many gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. Organic produce stars in soups, hummus, wraps, bowls and salads like the Vegan Ingredient, loaded with cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, avocado, roasted corn, baby tomato,

The Thai Cashew Quinoa from Flower Child. sun-dried olive, sunflower seeds and topped with a lemon tahini vinaigrette. Proteins of all natural-chicken, sustainable salmon, grass-fed steak and organic, non-GMO tofu can be added to any salad or bowl. There are tasty gluten-free desserts and to drink there is a selection of teas and seasonal lemonades like organic apple cider ginger lemonade, kombucha on tap, organic wine and local beers. Weekend breakfast starts at 8 a.m., and includes items such as a quinoa breakfast burrito, spiced maple porridge, along with morning beverages, including the Liquid Sunshine (coconut water, carrot, orange, ginger, and turmeric). Flower Child Del Mar is located at 2690 Via De La Valle. For more information, visit iamaflowerchild.com or call (858) 314-6818.

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Past Charity Ball chairs honored

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Scody Hage, Kimberly Miller (2007 chair), Phylicia Cicalo-Aiken, Gloria Parker, Cheryl Mitchell, Brad Benter

Marleen Shook (2010 chair), Barbie and Dan Spinazzola, Cristull Hasson, Laurielynn Barnett

holiday tea honoring the past chairs of the Rady Children’s Hospital Charity Ball was held Dec. 1. Called “A Victorian Christmas,” the event was held in the Hansen Mansion, which is a very large 1898 house in Coronado. The event was chaired by Bonnie Hage. The 108th Rady Children’s Hospital Charity Ball, “For the Love of a Child,” will be held Feb.11, 2017 at the Hotel del Coronado and will benefit Rady Children’s Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Phyllis Parrish will chair the Feb. 11, 2017 Charity Ball. Visit www.radyfoundation.org/events/our-events/charity-ball Online: www.rsfreview.com.

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Alison Gildred (1976 chair), Steve Jennings (Rady Children’s Hospital Sr. VP), Dulie Ahlering (2003 chair), Dr. William Roberts (Rady Children’s Hospital Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders medical director), Gerry Wheeler (1978 chair)

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FROM THERAPY, B5 provide effective ‘hands-on’ treatment,” he said. “Our physical therapists are trained to not only eliminate your short-term pain, but will work with you to come up with longer-term exercise programs to keep your pain from coming back and optimize your health and function.” Stone said that one of the big changes that has occurred over the past year is that direct access became available January 1, 2015. This allows patients in California to seek care directly from a physical therapist without a physician’s prescription. “There are several reasons that people can benefit from physical therapy,” said Stone. “Physical therapists are excellent at finding the root cause of musculoskeletal problems.” In addition to typically being seen within one or two days, Stone said a comprehensive plan is administered during the first appointment to determine the problem and find the best approach to address it. The business has been recognized as a top physical therapist practice, including a 2016 Readers’ Choice “Best of”award and Best Physical Therapists in San Diego 2016 by Expertise. Gaspar Doctors of Physical Therapy also takes pride in giving back to the surrounding community. This includes supporting many local nonprofit organizations and high school athletic training programs, offering hundreds of free athlete physicals and helping raise money for athletic training scholarships. The business has also been active in raising funds for breast cancer research and will be adopting a family over the holidays to provide food, clothing and gifts for them. “Our company is also different in that many of our clients consistently remark that it is a fun and enjoyable place to be,” said Stone. “We have always strived to maintain customer care and quality service as the number one priority of our practice.” For more information, visit www.gasparpt.com or email info@gasparpt.com. - Business spotlights are developed through this newspaper’s advertising department in support of our advertisers.

Exciting announcements at Del Mar Highlands Town Center Customers have even more to be excited about as Del Mar Highlands Town Center announces the opening of a new parking structure, expanded luxury cinema, and newly signed restaurants. •NEW PARKING STRUCTURE NOW OPEN An all new, three-level parking structure with over 365 stalls is now open at Del Mar Highlands Town Center. Customers can enter off of Townsgate Drive at Kelsford Place near Cinépolis or El Camino Real near Chevron and Casa Sol y Mar. The structure is located behind Urban Plates. •CINÉPOLIS LUXURY CINEMAS The new Cinépolis will feature 11

screens, an expanded food and drink menu, and more state-of-the-art luxury accommodations. •DEL MAR CLEANERS Del Mar Cleaners has opened next to Rubio’s. Visit them for all your dry cleaning, laundry, and alteration needs. They will have you looking your very best. •PAPPALECCO An iconic Little Italy favorite, Pappalecco, a Tuscan-Style Italian Café serving fresh paninis, caffé, and salads will open soon. •POKEWAN A fast-casual poke restaurant brought to us by the owners of San Diego

EVENT BRIEFS Event to feature top author Anne Rice The bestselling author of "Interview with the Vampire," will speak and sign her latest gothic, "Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis," 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at Warwick’s books, 7812 Girard Ave. Tickets, $31.27, admits two and includes one copy of the book. (858) 454-0347. warwicks.com

Botanic Garden of Lights The Botanic Garden is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights for a magical holiday experience now through Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-30 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Visit sdbgarden.org/lights.htm.

Japanese food institution, Love Boat Sushi. •GRATER GRILLED CHEESE Grater Grilled Cheese makes the world a GRATER place, one grilled cheese at a time. •MENDOCINO FARMS The famed sandwich market known for its food, freshness, and sense of community will open in late spring 2017. •NÉKTER JUICE BAR Visit the expanded Nékter at their new location across from Ralphs Fresh Fare near Bath & Body Works. For more information, please visit www.DelMarHighlandsTownCenter.com

FROM MUSIC, B4 table’. I have seen this process from both sides and can offer students an opportunity to do a dry run of their audition. We can cover everything from what to wear, how to address an accompanist (for singers), how to present yourself and what questions you may be asked should you be interviewed. I would also be happy to share my experiences about what to expect at music school. Pursuing a music degree is a lot harder than most people think and it is important for students to know what they are signing up for. Having said that, I love what I am doing and still can’t believe that I am lucky enough to be able to follow my dreams!” Daniela is offering one-on-one workshops starting mid-December, in time for college auditions in January and February. Daniela also gives acting and voice lessons. Please contact her directly at dcamill2@u.rochester.edu for workshop pricing and availability.

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contractor to be fully licensed, bonded and insured. If you have a chance to see examples of their finished projects, this can help you make a confident decision. When making a plan with your builder and staying involved throughout the construction process, you can still expect surprises. Have you ever heard the phrase “expect the unexpected”? This phrase certainly applies to building a house. The best way to plan for the unexpected is to know the general ins and outs of the building process. Here is a list of considerations and potential areas for surprise. Construction Loans If you apply for a construction loan, you’ll have to have copies of the floor plans and specs from your builder or architect so the mortgage lender can appraise the home to determine how much they will lend. It’s common to make a down payment, or a personal guarantee, and the sum can be significant. Also, keep in mind that the appraisal and credit checks will come with fees, as well as title insurance on the land and homeowner’s insurance. The Budget Cushion

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This tends to happen more with lessexperienced and less-reputable builders. This is why researching your team and seeing the quality of previous projects is vital. The best way to stick to your budget is having a detailed set of plans to bid from. The more information on the plans the more accurate your bid will be. This will help the project to stay on budget with fewer surprises. You generally pay for the work completed in a weekly or bi-weekly installments, based on the work completed to date. Be mindful of contractors who try to front load a project, and always ask for the backup documents. Permits and Other Fees You may be aware of some of the permit fees your project will require (most people are aware of building permits, for instance). However, there are separate permits for public improvements, work in the right of way, SDGE upgrades, swimming pools, etc. Column continued at http://www.lajollalight.com/ourcolumns/sponsored-columnists/sdljlWhat-to-Expect-During-Your-HomeBuild-2016aug18-story.html

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REVIEW BY DANA WHEATON, PROFESSOR OF MUSIC, ORANGE COAST COLLEGE Tenoré, pronounced like Amore, opened the recent Community Concert in Rancho Santa Fe with “Almost Like Being in Love” from 1954’s Brigadoon. Their exquisite voices blended perfectly and set the tone for a terrific evening of gorgeous music. Carlos Santiago, David Wise and Mark David Williams, along with pianist Hans Nelson, are Tenoré. Their first set of the evening included show tunes like “This is the Moment” from Jekyll and Hyde, “Ordinary Miracle” from Charlotte’s Web, and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” from the Sound of Music. In acknowledgment of Veterans Day, Mark asked the veterans in the audience to stand, and with only piano accompaniment, he sang an extremely emotional rendition of “Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables. His clear, pure voice moved the audience to tears and afterwards they sprang to their feet for a standing ovation. Tenoré’s choice of the French Christmas Carol “Patapan” was refreshingly unique and welcomed in the holiday season. The song “Sempre Vicino” was composed using the works from a Child’s Prayer for Peace written by founder Jill Ann Siemens. “I Dreamed a Dream,” also from Les Misérables, was sung in a grand three-part harmony. David then talked about seeing Les Misérables at the Imperial Theater in New York at age 16 and how inspirational

that was for his music career. He also talked about a ‘happy accident’ in his studio that provided the introduction to the hymn “Be Thou My Vision.” They opened their second set with the title song of their latest album, “The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha. Carlos sang solo, Puccini’s classic “Nessun dorma,” which received a long applause. Other highlights included an “a cappella” version of “Down in the River to Pray” from the Coen brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, “’Til I Hear You Sing” from Love Never Dies, and a passionate and dynamically exuberant rendition of “Mary, Did You Know.” The evening concluded with a story Mark told about surviving a head-on collision with a drunk driver, which broke nearly every bone in his body and took his voice away. Carlos then walked out and sang “Always There,” joined by Mark and David. The audience was brought to tears by these talented and endearing young artists. Tenoré represented magnificent voices, big hearts and a “pay it forward” philosophy. In other words, they gave a perfect Veterans Day concert. Don’t miss the next concert, Melinda Doolittle, Jan. 20, 2017. Remember, Community Concerts is the best party in town! Tickets and short video clips of each concert are available on the website, www.ccrsf.org.

2016 San Diego County Fair wins top awards The 2016 San Diego County Fair once again earned numerous top awards from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions, confirming its leadership and innovation in the fair industry. The announcement was made at the IAFE annual convention and trade show held Nov. 27-Dec. 1 in Las Vegas. The IAFE represents 3,200 fairs throughout the world, providing exhibits, competition and advancing education aimed at the advancement of livestock, horticulture and agriculture. Out of the 18 honors, seven first-place awards for outstanding Agricultural and Competitive programs were awarded to the 2016 San Diego County Fair and the 22nd District Agricultural Association (DAA).

“Each year, through the production of the San Diego County Fair, the 22nd DAA places an emphasis on education, agriculture, and top quality entertainment for all the people of San Diego County and beyond,” said General Manager/CEO of the 22nd DAA, Timothy J. Fennell. “We are proud and humbled to be recognized for these efforts by the International Association of Fairs and Expositions.” Ride ‘em cowboys! “How the West was Fun” is the theme for the 2017 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, as a revival and remembrance of the Wild, Wild West with all of the fun this period in history has to offer. For more information visit www.sdfair.com

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You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate

gal services program. You these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The courts lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decider en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesza por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es possible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos

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100 - LEGALPuede NOTICES su respuesta. encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp/espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumpilmiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales Es recommendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, pueda llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniendose en cantacto con la corte o el colegio de abagados locales. AVISO: por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de dericho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): CONTRA COSTA SUPERIOR COURT 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 The name, address and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney or plaintiff without attorney is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): John S. Richards Richards Law 261 Hartz Avenue Danville, CA 94526 92-231-8404 DATE (fecha): JUN 20, 2016 Clerk, by (Secretario), WEBER, Deputy (Adjunto) Summons-Ayman Shahid. RSF558 12/1/16, 12/8/16, 12/15/16, 12/22/16. JACK W. SCHWARTZ, JR., ESQ. (SBN #124506) JOHN S. RICHARDS, ESQ. (SBN #249073) RICHARDS LAW 261 Hartz Avenue Danville, CA 94526 Telephone: (925) 231-8104 Facsimile: (925) 231-8109 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA UNLIMITED JURISDICTION Case Number: C16-01169 NOTICE OF DAMAGES SOUGHT BY DEFAULT C.C.P. §§425.10, 425.11, 425.115 AND 580 JOHN SMYRNI, an individual, Plaintiff v. COLLATERAL FINANCING GROUP, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company et al. Defendants. NOTICE TO Defendant AYMAN SHAHID (“SHAHID”), Plaintiff JOHN SMYRNI (‘Plaintiff”) reserves the right to seek $450,000.00 (four hundred and fifty thousand dollars and .00 cents) in punitive damages when Plaintiff seeks a judgment in the instant suit filed against you entitled Smyrni v. Collateral Financing Group, LLC et al. Contra Costa Superior Court Case number C16-01169. This notice is being served pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure §§ Sections 425.10, 425.11, 425.115 and 580. Dated: November 3, 2016 RICHARDS LAW By: JOHN S. RICHARDS Attorneys for Plaintiff John Smyrni RSF559. 12/1/16, 12/8/16, 12/15/16, 12/22/16.

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Shelter to Soldier launches ‘Shop for a Cause’ Online store to help veterans, rescue dogs

Shelter to Soldier has launched its online store, “Shop for a Cause,” featuring logo apparel and gifts, from which 100 percent of all net proceeds will benefit this nonprofit organization. Just in time for the festive holiday gift-giving season, a 10 percent discount will be offered on all website purchases by entering coupon code “holidays” when checking out. The online promotion will take place during the month of December and up to Jan. 2, 2017. Shelter to Soldier is a nonprofit organization that adopts dogs from shelters and trains them to become psychiatric service dogs for post-9/11

combat veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other injuries associated with combat service experiences. According to Shelter to Soldier Founder Graham Bloem, “The online store is a way to generate consistent sustainable revenue for the charity as well as provide a great platform for continued awareness.” Bloem states that while the main mission at Shelter to Soldier is to provide service dogs to veterans in need, creating awareness about rescue dogs and veteran suicide is just as important. “The apparel line

is available to all supporters nationwide, expanding the awareness…it is a dream come true. We’re very excited to be launching our store during the holiday season for everyone to take part in giving back with each and every purchase.” The online store includes Shelter to Soldier logo wear for both ladies and gentleman (t-shirts, tank tops, and caps), as well as a variety of logo accessories and gifts (insulated beverage cups, magnets and window clings). Visit www.sheltertosoldier.org for additional information or to purchase items online.

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Veteran Liz (Ret.) and Charlie

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Naughty and Nice Culinary Questions

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ou better watch out! This holiday season, foodies are more discriminating than ever, reading labels judiciously, making healthier choices, buying sustainable and organic ingredients, and painstakingly preparing treasured recipes from scratch (and with love). That also means more stress for everyone, whether you are hosting a holiday event or are an invited guest. To alleviate your gustatory conscience, relieve your anxiety levels, and make your contributions appreciated and memorable, here are some answers to your ticklish questions — both naughty and nice ones.

with a raspy acidity, those qualities are ideal for cooking. Cheap wine typically has too much sugar, masking the true flavor profile of the varietal. But that doesn’t mean you need to uncork a bottle of Lafite Rothschild ($560) to pour into your pans. A middle-of-the-road wine between $6 and $10 a bottle is a good compromise. For risotto use a Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay; poach fish in light white wine with fresh herbs; chicken pairs well with red Zinfandel, while beef and lamb are best braised with a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon.

Naughty Ones

Q. Every Christmas we have dinner at my sister’s home and all the siblings bring their favorite dish. This year she’s insisting on a healthy theme. Unfortunately, my special creations are loaded with butter, cream, sugar and other decadent ingredients. I don’t want to compromise my recipes that everyone loves, but I don’t want to lie either, saying I’ve tweaked them with a healthier twist when I haven’t. Suggestions? A. My suggestion (although it would be more work for you) is to prepare two versions of your favorite dish — your original one with the indulgent ingredients, and a second healthier riff on the first, substituting organic ghee butter, olive or walnut oil for regular butter, coconut or almond cream for cow’s cream, organic honey, sucanat, or coconut sugar for regular sugar, and use fresh berries in a balsamic glaze as a dessert topping.

Q. I’ve been invited to a holiday potluck party from work, and the office manager knows I enjoy baking, so asked that I contribute a home-baked festive treat, like tiramisu or a seasonal trifle. As I’m really busy this time of year, would it be cheating if I bought a dessert, removed it from its original packaging and doctored it up to look homemade? A. Yes, that would be “cheating,” but since this is such a hectic time of year, I think you’ll be forgiven if you bring a lovely store-bought treat (organic or GMO-free is best). Then you can add a personal touch with a passed down family recipe, whether it be a sauce, drizzle, frosting or other unique holiday topping to make your contribution special. Q. I’m preparing a holiday meal, the main course either a seafood risotto or poached salmon. I always use high quality ingredients, but was wondering if I could cut corners and use an inexpensive wine for cooking these dishes? A. Julia Child propelled the school of thought that you shouldn’t cook with wine you wouldn’t drink. Other oenophiles would beg to differ. While you probably wouldn’t drink a bright wine

Nice Ones

Q. We like to volunteer at food banks or help serve Christmas dinner at homeless shelters. Any thoughts for some other type of food-related gesture our family can partake in? A. Practically every city has pockets of “food deserts,” where people don’t have accessibility to a diversity of fresh, healthy

Serves 4 (Can be doubled) ■ Ingredients: • 1 1/2 packages of ladyfingers (approximately 12 fingers per package) • 2 ounces Kahlua or other coffee liqueur • 1 ounce rum • 6 ounces black coffee or espresso (room temperature)

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• 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract • 1 pound mascarpone cheese • 1/3 cup Confectioners’ sugar • 1 cup assorted fresh berries • Shaved bittersweet chocolate or unsweetened cocoa powder ■ Method: Blend mascarpone cheese, sugar, extract and one tablespoon of espresso until smooth. Set aside. Combine liqueur, rum and coffee. Dip ladyfingers in liquid careful not to make them soggy. Line them in a baking pan then spread a thick layer of cheese on top, alternating and finishing with a cheese layer. Top with berries. Chill. Sprinkle with chocolate of choice. Add dollops of whipped cream if desired. —kitchenshrink@san.rr.com foods, especially fruits and vegetables. Denizens of these “deserts” consequently have poor, unbalanced diets, which often lead to health problems. Bearing gifts of baskets or decorative boxes filled with organic seasonal fruits (apples, tangerines, persimmons, pears), vegetables (roots, squashes, leafy greens), farm products, such as free-range eggs, organic butter, goat cheese, and yogurt, along with whole-wheat bread or some festive home-baked goody, almond butter and preserves would be a lovely blessing for these folks.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain to perform Dec. 16-17 La Jolla Music Society welcomes the return of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at MCASD Sherwood Auditorium for two performances on Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. A group of all-singing, all-strumming ukulele players, The Ukes of G.B. believe that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the ukulele. They perform to sold-out audiences around the world and have a prolific discography of studio and live CDs, DVDs, as well as collaborations with iconic British rock and pop artists like Madness, The Ministry of Sound, The Kaiser Chiefs, and Cat Stevens among others. For their two San Diego performances this December The Ukes of G.B. bring their “Holiday Show”, featuring a collection of seasonal arrangements, both sacred and secular, classic and new, all the while injecting their trademark wit, banter and inimitable musical style. Audience members are invited to bring a ukulele to play and sing along from their seats in the hall during part of each performance. Everyone will be able to join however, if not playing, then by singing the three selected popular holiday favorites. Tickets for the performances are $30-$70 and are available through La Jolla Music Society’s Ticket Services Office, 858-459-3728 or online at www.LJMS.org


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Luxury Auction Sunset Preview Event

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Luxury Auction Sunset Preview Event was hosted by Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Real Estate and Auction Divisions in cooperation with Concierge Auctions on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 6605 La Valle Plateada in Rancho Santa Fe. Prospective buyers, neighbors and Realtors enjoyed beautiful live piano music and innovative appetizers and refreshments while touring the remarkable 5.68-acre

estate with a 12,254-square-foot main home and guest house, pond and barn with arenas. The home has been under the same ownership for the past 18 years and will now be sold at auction on Dec. 15, if not sold prior. Interested parties are encouraged to call listing agent K. Ann Brizolis at 858-756-4328 for information and details. Online: www.rsfreview.com

Pacific Sotheby's International Realty Auction Division agent Anna Houssels, Sid and Judy Levine, Pacific Sotheby's International Realty listing agent K. Ann Brizolis

Christian Potter

DeAnn Cary, Bill Jech, Pacific Sotheby's International Realty listing agent K. Ann Brizolis

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Auction Division agent Brittany Hahn

Guests admiring the grounds

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Pacific Sotheby's International Realty Auction Division agent Anna Houssels, Herb and Madeline Meistrich, Pacific Sotheby's International Realty listing agent K. Ann Brizolis, Auction Division agent Brittany Hahn

K. Ann Brizolis & Associates team member Bree Bornstein, Pacific Sotheby's International Realty listing agent K. Ann Brizolis, Pacific Sotheby's International Realty agent Greg Schwaderer, team member Priscilla Wood

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Cynthia Galicia joins Rancho Santa Fe ‘Wacky Wonky Wonderland’ event to Village office of Berkshire Hathaway benefit San Diego Center for Children HomeServices California Properties Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is proud to announce that Cynthia Galicia and her team have joined the Rancho Santa Fe-Village office. A top producer in residential sales for almost a decade, Cynthia Galicia and Associates are devoted to providing a positive home buying or selling experience for all clients. “My strong negotiating skills and knowledge of the market will help our team deliver streamlined transactions to everyone who wants to live in this region, a place I have called home most of my life,” Cynthia said. “Our priority is serving the best interests of the families we help. We become their true partner in finding their ideal home.” Cynthia has honed her craft through more than 10 years of real estate experience. Previously with the Chula Vista Eastlake

Cynthia Galicia Village office, she has earned many awards as a top producer, including Leading Edge Society and Honor Society, ranking her in the top 7 percent and top 13 percent for sales performance, respectively, out of the company’s vast national network of sales associates. “Cynthia’s clients rely on her because she knows this region intimately, is a strong

communicator, and is very approachable,” Branch Manager Liz Piccolomini said. “They know that her team is going to utilize all the technology and resources of our brokerage to help them obtain the home of their dreams.” Raised in a military family, Cynthia has a strong record of assisting service members with their relocation needs. Her positive approach also served her well as a business coach for a real estate motivational firm. Extremely family-oriented, Cynthia is devoted to helping others by volunteering with schools and military-support charities, Leap of Faith, Together Freedom, Girl Scouts, and American Red Cross. To get to know Cynthia and her team, call her at 619-410-1809 mobile, 858-756-7899 office, and cynthiagalicia@bhhscal. com.

EVENT BRIEFS (CONTINUED) FROM EVENTS, B6 come in the reading of “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues“ by Jeff Goode, considered one of the funniest and filthiest readings inspired by Christmas, 10 p.m. Dec. 16-17 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. In this dark comedy, eight reindeer will dish about the “real” Santa, causing quite the scandal to erupt at the North Pole. Adult language and humor, no children. Tickets from $20. (858) 481-1055. northcoastrep.org • San Diego Musical Theatre presents “Miracle on 34th Street“ matinees and evenings through Dec. 23 at the Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave. Tickets from $30. (858) 560-5740. sdmt.org • The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade Holiday Show — Jennifer Grimm, Colleen Raye and Sophie Grimm — will bring back holiday songs of the 1950s including “Santa Baby” (made famous by Eartha Kitt), “Rockin’

Around The Christmas Tree” (by Brenda Lee), as well as favorites to sing-a-long to like “Winter Wonderland” “Silver Bells” and more in the stylings of The Andrews Sisters, Lennon Sisters and McGuire Sisters. “The Girls” will also celebrate the music of Hanukah and sing a “Frozen” medley. Matinee and evening shows, Dec. 8-24 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. (858) 481-1055. northcoastrep.org •A benefit concert with Tony Award-winning Brian Stokes Mitchell, titled “Simply Broadway,” is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 in the La Jolla Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, UCSD campus. Tickets from $75. Proceeds will support the Education & Outreach and New Play Development programs, along with The Actors Fund, a national human service organization that helps everyone who works in performing arts and entertainment. (858) 550-1010. lajollaplayhouse.org

14765 CAMINITO PORTA DELGADA, DEL MAR 92014 • $1,995,000

Fairbanks Polo Club - Features - Over 3200 Sq Ft, remodeled to three master suites (one main floor) & private office, 3.5 ba, custom moldings, formal living room, dining room w/volume ceilings, custom travertine, open family room w/custom built-in, gourmet kitchen w/granite counters & nook, private backyard pool & a spa with views of Fairbanks Country Club. Located on private gated street w/over-sized pie shaped lot. An absolutely beautiful place to call home. PATRICK KNAPP

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Be a part of the silliest Wacky Wonky holiday event in town on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. The San Diego Center for Children will turn its main campus in Kearny Mesa into a wacky wonderland to help bring holiday cheer to the more than 1,000 children and families it serves every day through its therapeutic and educational programs. Holiday cheer for all ages and families

including special activities, festive food and drinks, live holiday music, Vespa Motorsport’s Scooter Toy Run, pictures with Santa and a special appearance by Willy Wonka. Admission to this wacky event is an unwrapped toy or gift card of $25 or more or a monetary donation to the San Diego Center for Children. To RSVP, view the Center’s wish list or donate, visit: www.centerforchildren.org

OPEN HOUSES CARMEL VALLEY

$775,000 3BD / 2.5BA

11292 Carmel Creek Rd Robyn Raskind, Berkshire Hathaway

Sat & Sun 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-229-9131

$1,325,000 4BD / 3BA

5150 Via Avante Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Becky Campbell, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty 858-449-2027

$3,395,000-$3,695,000 6910 The Preserve Way Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 6BD / 8BA Jana Greene, Pacific Sotheby’s Int’l Realty/Host: Erika Soares 619-708-4756 $7,495,000 6BD / 6.5BA

4920 Rancho Del Mar Trail Becky Campbell, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

DEL MAR

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

$1,159,000 3BD / 2BA

14074 Mango Drive Csilla Crouch, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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

$2,250,000 4BD / 3BA

221 26th Street Dana Harris, Coastal Premier Properties

Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-442-5423

$2,295,000 2BD / 2BA

345 14th Street Sat 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Jennifer Anderson, Willis Allen Real Estate 858-524-3077

$3,995,000 5BD / 5BA

2255 El Amigo Road Linda Daniels, Willis Allen R.E./Host: Adam Foley

$1,489,000 4BD / 4.5BA

1408 Lauren Court Danielle Short, Coldwell Banker/Host: Eveline Bustilos

$1,325,000 4BD / 3BA

5150 Via Avante Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Becky Campbell, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty 858-449-2027

$1,450,000 3BD / 2.5BA

14530 Caminito Saragosa Shannon Biszantz, Pacific Sothebys

$1,950,000 5BD / 4.5BA

7944 Nathaniel Court Monica Sylvester, Willis Allen Real Estate

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-449-1812

$2,498,000 4BD / 4.5BA

7778 Doug Hill Ct – Santaluz Gloria Shepard & Kathy Lysaught, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 619-417-5564

$2,699,999 3BD / 5BA

14668 Encendido Eileen Anderson, Willis Allen Real Estate

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-245-9851

$2,783,000 4BD / 5BA

7527 Plein Aire Eileen Anderson, Willis Allen Real Estate

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-245-9851

$3,995,000 8BD / 7.5BA

17615 Via de Fortuna Cecilia G Zavala, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-699-6646

$4,349,000 5BD / 6BA

7832 Santaluz Inlet Eileen Anderson, Willis Allen Real Estate

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-245-9851

$12,850,000 6BD /10BA

6605 La Valle Plateada K. Ann Brizolis, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

$2,675,000 4BD / 3.5BA

553 Glencrest Drive Bob Angello, Willis Allen Real Estate

ENCINITAS

Sat 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. 858-361-5561 Sun 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 619-708-1500

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SOLANA BEACH

Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 619-417-4655

Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-756-4382 Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-755-9100

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