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March 13, 2014
Seven candidates running for two RSF Association board seats
RSF Little League Opening Day
■ Accomplished software developer gives inspirational speech at TPHS. A1. ■ The Country Friends members gather for special memorial. A5. ■ Maya Relief Foundation to hold fashion show benefit in RSF. A10. Rancho Santa Fe Little League held its annual Opening Day festivities March 8 at the Sports Fields on Rambla de Las Flores. The opening ceremonies featured former San Diego Padres outfielder Mark Kotsay. (Above) The Golden Padres. The Little League also held its first Home Run Derby fundraiser. In addition, Opening Day festivities included a carnival, team pictures and food trucks. See more photos on page A14. For more information, visit www.rsfll.com. Photos/Jon Clark; For photos online, visit www.rsfreview.com.
Former RSF Association board president may take legal action regarding submitted letter to RSF Association
Lifestyles ■ Secret Car Club in RSF attracts a wide variety of car lovers. A3. ■ RSF resident’s new business offers secure facility for high-end vehicles. A6.
Society ■ Scripps Health’s Mercy Ball. A20. ■ NCL Senior Presentation. B12-B13. ■ ‘RIDE TV Unbridled’ launch party. AA3. ■ RSF GOP Women event. B18. ■ CCA Foundation to celebrate school’s 10th anniversary at Beatlesthemed gala. B3. ■ Golf and gala event benefits Navy SEALs. B7.
By Karen Billing Rancho Santa Fe Association board member Ann Boon may take legal action unless she receives a retraction from 33 Covenant members for comments made in a letter submitted to the RSF Association board on the afternoon of Feb. 14. Boon was removed from her role as president of the Association board on Feb. 20 by a 5-2 vote of her fellow board members. “The board lost confidence in Ann’s leadership and felt she was no longer the right person to run the board,” RSF Association Vice President Rochelle Putnam said at the Feb. 20 meeting. At the March 6 RSF Association meeting, two Covenant members spoke during public comment about receiving letters from Boon’s attorney in response to their own letter submitted to the Association on Feb. 14. The Feb. 14 letter was signed by 33 Covenant members and, according to public comments at subsequent meetings, questioned Boon’s leadership as well as her treatment of staff. (The letter was not available at the RSF Association for media review.) All of the people who signed the Feb. 14 letter submitted to the RSF Association received letters from Boon’s attorney, according to Bill Hinchy, one of the signees. At the RSF Association board’s March 6 meeting, Hinchy said the letter stated that Boon has retained counsel and is prepared to file an extensive lawsuit unless the 33 people sign an enumerated retraction form. “Her interest as a member of the board of directors and her interest as a litigant may come into conflict with each other,” Hinchy cautioned the board. Nancy Hillgren, another Covenant member who received a letter from Boon’s attorney, also spoke in public comment at the RSF Association board’s March 6 meeting. Hillgren said they are being threatened to be sued unless they cease their criticisms of Boon. She said that the removal of a president and the threatening of lawsuits against members are “two new lows for Rancho Santa Fe.” “Why can’t you work cooperatively to bring the community together for healthy solutions rather than cause animosity?” Hillgren said at the March 6 RSF Association board meeting. Boon submitted a press release statement in response to the revelations at the March 6 meeting: “As Association members and board members we are all neighbors and volunteers. Sometimes we may hold strongly divergent views about issues that come before the board. Especially when controversies arise, it is always important to treat one another, and our hard working staff, respectfully. Recently, the Board of Directors received a letter signed by thirty-three members about me. I consulted with legal counsel about certain things that were said about me in the letter. I have asked the authors to retract certain statements in the letter. I am hopeful that the authors will agree with me that the statements should not have been made. I respect the right of every member to engage in spirited debate over the issues and I am not afraid of fair criticism of my views or my actions. I am hopeful that this matter can be quickly resolved and we can all move forward in a mutually respectful manner.”
RSF community encouraged to register to vote By Karen Billing Voter registration continues to be a hot topic at the Rancho Santa Fe Association on the verge of two big upcoming community votes — one on the Association’s $2.4 million purchase of the RSF Garden Club and the other vote to elect two new directors to the RSF Association board. The winning candidates will take their seats on the RSF Association board in July. Currently, of the potential of 3,200 voters in the RSF Covenant, about 1,800 are registered to vote. “The fact that only half of the community is registered to vote is a big concern of ours,” RSF Association Board President Philip Wilkinson said. On Feb. 27, the RSF Association received a petition signed by the number of people necessary to trigger a vote on the RSF Garden Club purchase. A vote in April 2013 resulted in 667 of 785 votes in favor of the Garden Club purchase, but the petition signees believed that the deal had changed enough during the last several months of negotiations to warrant another vote. The last day to register to vote on the RSF Garden Club purchase item is March 24. The language for the RSF Garden Club vote will be approved by the RSF Association board at its March 20 meeting and mailed April 4. The deadline to return ballots will be May 5. At its March 6 meeting, the RSF Association board appointed Bruce Bishop as an election inspector for the vote. The board will also appoint two members to assist Bishop in the ballot count. The count will be held in an open meeting where any member is allowed to attend and observe the process. RSF resident Lisa Bartlett requested that pros and cons comments be included in the ballot mailing, as well as a listing of potential other uses of the Community Enhancement Fund money. RSF Association Director Larry Spitcaufsky said it’s not the board’s job to weigh pros and cons, but simply to state clear bullet points on what the deal is without any filters. The last day to register to vote for the election of the new RSF Association board See VOTE, page AA2
Seven candidates will vie for two seats on the RSF Association Board of Directors in the spring election. The three-year terms of RSF Association board members Ann Boon and Larry Spitcaufsky will expire at the end of June. The seven candidates competing for the two seats are: (alphabetical order) Dominick Addario, Ann Boon, Daniel Bunn, Susan Callahan, Kim Eggleston, Alex Kaiser and Steven Sansone. The last day to register to vote for the election of the new RSF Association board members is April 25. Ballots will be mailed on May 8 after the RSF Association’s Annual Meeting and the election will close June 9. For more information, call the RSF Association at 858-756-1174.
RSF Association board approves trial run for RSF village farmers market By Karen Billing A farmers market will soon hit the village streets as the Rancho Santa Fe Association board approved a ninemonth trial run at its March 6 meeting. The market aims to bring a sense of community along with items such as fresh handmade pastas, gluten-free goodies, raw cold pressed juices, local honey and artisan chocolates. The board approved the trial run in a 6-1 vote, with director Craig McAllister abstaining. The market will be held on El Tordo, between Linea Del Cielo and Avenida de Acacias, on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. RSF Association Board Vice President Rochelle Putnam said in the three-plus years the market has been discussed there’s been enough “rope-a-dope”— every objection possible has been raised and reviewed by the board. She said the board has considered all of the potential locations for the market and has moved the possibility of a market location away from residences and off the lawn at the village parks, and the board has responded to concerns that the market might interfere with the Secret Car Club that also meets in the RSF village on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. “I believe that the Secret Car Club and the farmers market can co-exist beautifully,” Putnam said, before making the motion to approve the trial run. RSF Association Director Ann Boon complimented the commitment of the market’s planner, local real estate agent Janet Lawless Christ, comparing her to the Energizer Bunny or a toy that keeps bouncing back up after taking a flurry of punches. Boon said she took her “nub of an idea” for a market and kept working at it because she knew it would be something good for the community. “If it works, it works. If it doesn’t the community will
See MARKET, page AA2
RSF teachers looking for consistent salary increase as negotiations begin
By Karen Billing The Rancho Santa Fe Faculty Association made its initial presentation to the Rancho Santa Fe School District Board of Trustees on March 6, requesting a bump in salary as sunshine negotiations begin for 2014. The teachers have not had a salary increase since 2009. Last year the teachers settled on what amounted to a one year-bonus for the current year of 2 percent of their current salary. It is the Rancho Santa Fe Faculty Association’s belief that the district has the resources to improve the teachers’ compensation, providing a consistent salary increase. Third grade teacher Janel Maud addressed the board on behalf of the faculty association and many teachers were in the audience, introducing themselves and saying how long they had been with the district. The longeststanding RSF teachers present were Dave McClurg, who has been at the school 24 years, and Linda Tan, who has been there for 22 years. Maud talked about how the teachers take great pride in providing a “five-star” education for their students and have been committed to professional development for the Common Core State Standards. “As a parent I’m not only concerned with academic progress but with developing a love for learning. If you walk into any classroom, you can see it. Rancho Santa Fe teachers are building a love for learning,” said Maud. “We are committed to challenging their brains and nurturing their hearts as well.” As negotiations begin between the faculty association and the district, Maud said they are looking forward to a “substantial and permanent outcome.”
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MARKET continued from page 1 let us know,â€? said RSF Association Director Larry Spitcaufsky. Lawless Christ said the market provides some much-needed vitality to the village on the weekends, creating a community gathering space. In addition to the products and social aspect it offers, Lawless Christ said the market could also enhance foot traffic through downtown, boosting awareness and potential revenue for retailers, restaurants and The Inn. â€œIf it is unpopular or a problem, it can be stopped at any time but I believe the joy and vitality it will bring will be worth it,â€? Lawless Christ said. Lawless Christ feels the selected location is ideal as it does not disturb the Secret Car Club, is not contiguous to any residential properties and still allows for easy traffic flow. Brandon Janiss and Tasha Ardalan, who run the Welk Resort Farmers Market and the Encinitas Farmers Market, will handle the management of the market. Proceeds from the mar-
ket will go to the Veterans Valor Fund, which grants scholarships for returning veterans to obtain agricultural education training with the Veterans Sustainable Training Program at Archiâ€™s Acres in Escondido. Nature Designs, a landscape design company, has signed on as a sponsor to underwrite expenses of liability insurance, permits, signage and traffic control planning. â€œItâ€™s a great opportunity to enhance the livability and walkability of town and invite people to visit our merchants and restaurants,â€? said Kelly Fore Dixon of Nature Designs, a new Rancho Santa Fe resident. Many residents spoke out at the March 6 meeting both for and against the market. Robert Wood, a resident since 1972, said the RSF Association should consider the redundancy of markets in the area with nearby Chino Farms, markets in Solana Beach, Del Mar, Del Rayo Village, Carmel Valley, Encinitas, as well as the Lemon Twist produce stand on Del Dios Highway. Wood also voiced concern about consequences
such as compromising the safety of property owners, the noise of set up and take down, â€œneglected canine excrement,â€? leftover trash, increased traffic and lack of village parking. â€œNone of us, absolutely none of us, think this will do anything to promote or stimulate business in town,â€? said Bill McNally, of The McNally Company Antiques, speaking for village merchants. â€œI just think this is a terrible idea.â€? Supporters shared an alternative view, that the market will bring a missing element to the community. They said they were excited about the market providing an experience in town and a way to interact with neighbors besides bumping into them at the post office. â€œThe center of town is adorable but itâ€™s basically an empty shell, thereâ€™s nothing bringing the community together,â€? said resident Sarah Neil. â€œA farmers market is a great way to bring the community together and Iâ€™m excited to hear thereâ€™s a charitable organization that the funds will go toâ€ŚItâ€™s worth a try.â€? A date for the opening of the RSF Farmers Market is still to be determined.
RSF Association staff members help find missing engagement ring
VOTE continued from page 1 members is April 25. There are currently seven candidates for two seats: (alphabetical order) Dominick Addario, Ann Boon, Daniel Bunn, Susan Callahan, Kim Eggleston, Alex Kaiser and Steven Sansone. Ballots will be mailed on May 8 after the RSF Associationâ€™s Annual Meeting and the election will close June 9. Wilkinson did note that voter registration is making a move in the positive. He said in the last week, about 30 members had come in to register to vote. â€œWeâ€™d like to see that continue,â€? Wilkinson said.
By Kristina Houck A woman has found her missing engagement ring, thanks to staff at the Rancho Santa Fe Association. While training in the parking lot at RSF Sports Field about five weeks ago, Park and Recreation staff were asked to halt their exercises by a woman looking for her lost ring. â€œA lady pulled up and asked if we could stop. We were driving big trucks around there,â€? said Field Operations Manager Arnold Keene. â€œShe said, â€˜I lost my engagement ring the prior evening and I was going to look for it. Iâ€™m afraid you guys are going to run over it if itâ€™s out here.â€™â€? The roughly dozen crew members immediately stopped training to help the woman look for her ring, Keene said. â€œWe all lined up arm-to-arm across the entire parking lot and started walking,â€? Keene said. â€œSure enough, about two or three minutes into it, one of the guys found it and handed it to the lady. She was happy and drove off, and we went back to our training.â€?
Next San Dieguito Planning Group meeting is March 20 The regular meeting of the San Dieguito Planning Group scheduled for March 20 at 7 p.m. will take place at the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Station (meeting room), 16936 El Fuego, Rancho Santa Fe (El Fuego intersects Linea del Cielo at the west end of the village). Agenda and minutes can be found at www.sdcounty. ca.gov/pds/Groups/sandieguito.html
RSF Association tax return errors an â€˜immaterialâ€™ administrative omission, treasurer reports By Karen Billing According to Rancho Santa Fe Association Treasurer Larry Spitcaufsky, the organization has addressed and reviewed the issue of discrepancies on its federal tax returns that were brought to light during a Feb. 6 board meeting. He discussed the issue during committee liaison updates at the March 6 board meeting. Every year the RSF Association must file a Form 990, which details the organizationâ€™s revenue and expenses, including compensation for its highest-paid employees. Errors were found on the form; boxes were checked on the form stating that the board had received a copy of the 990 before it was sent out and that a compensation survey had been completed although neither had happened. Spitcaufsky said the Finance Committeeâ€™s most recent four-hour session went over a variety of issues, one of them being the 990 discrepancy and how to fix it. He said the issue was an â€œimmaterialâ€? administrative omission, has no impact on finances and there is no liability to any Association board member. â€œThe responsibility falls fully and 100 percent to me, it goes no further than my desk,â€? said Steve Comstock, RSF Association chief financial officer of the clerical error. Comstock said he and the committee discussed procedures to be put in place prior to filing, to ensure the board and finance committee see the 990 document before it goes out.
RSF School teacher survey shows technology effective at school, future needs By Karen Billing The use of iPads and other technology uses at R. Roger Rowe School are causing a spike in student engagement, according to a technology survey given to Rancho Santa Fe School District teachers. Seventy-nine percent of teachers reported they feel technology has had a high impact on student engagement and 21 percent feel it has had some impact. No teachers voted that the impact was minimal or none. Cindy Schaub, RSF School District assistant superintendent, presented the results of the survey to the school board on March 6. In the survey, 57 percent of teachers felt that technology has had a high impact on student learning and 43 percent voted that it has had some impact. Students in grades kindergarten through fourth have access to 10 iPads and seven computers per classroom. Grades fifth through eighth have one-to-one iPad deployment and seven desktops per classroom. The iPads are being used to access literature and e-books and as a tool for research, presentations and publishing. Schaub said the district has also continued to widen the range of classes and electives for enrichment in computer science, such as digital animation, graphic design using iMovie for the schoolâ€™s Eagle News broadcasts, music production and writing commands for robots in the robotics program. The iPads and SMART boards are the most used technology, followed in the rankings by document cameras, desktop computers, multimedia projectors and microphones. YouTube is the most widely used resource, which Schaub said relates to the Common Core State Standardsâ€™ emphasis on multi-media sources. Kindergarten through fifth grade teachers say what they need the most are literacy and math apps or software with progress monitoring. The survey showed they are also looking for fluency apps or software for reading and more e-books and digital content. Middle school teachers most need content area apps or software and multimedia apps that allow students to create and communicate. The survey showed that some of the limitations with iPads are that sometimes they are less effective than a pencil and paper for certain tasks, there are concerns with cases and keyboards, itâ€™s difficult to work with multiple apps and some sharing of information has been a problem. From April 14 through May 16, students will be taking the new Common Core assessment test from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium â€” a 100 percent computer- based test as required by the new standards. â€œItâ€™s a penalty-free test and a test of our systems,â€? Schaub said, noting that the districtâ€™s systems are â€œgood to go.â€? While they are iPad-compatible, the test will likely be taken by students on desktop machines in the computer lab. â€œThe experience on the iPad is less efficient,â€? Schaub said.
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TPHS graduate and accomplished software developer gives inspirational presentation during TPHS Yellow Ribbon Week
Torrey Pines Yellow Ribbon Week speaker Oliver Miao with his 12th grade AP English teacher at Torrey Pines, Barbara Swovelin. Courtesy photo Miao grew up in Del Mar and was a student at Del Mar Heights, Earl Warren Middle School and Torrey Pines High School. He went on to attend Stanford University, graduating in 1997. Miao talked about his memorable days at Torrey Pines with teachers such as Barbara Swovelin, who is still teaching there. He talked about his fellow classmates: the cheerleader who went on to be a professor at Yale University; the class clown that used to write papers with references to bodily functions who is now a brain surgeon. A person who never played any sports or was part of any club went on to do customer outreach at GoPro. A member of the Torrey Pines academic team who helped Miao and the team win two national championships is now a sports anchor on the local news. “The point is that we all change. Who you are in high school doesn’t have to define who you become,” Miao said. “You have a whole future after school that will define who you can be.” Miao was a self-described “nerd” who overcame some cruel bullies in his younger years. In Del Mar, while in elementary school, he was one of few Asians but didn’t realize he was considered “different” until being picked on by older kids. He recalled coming home from school crying after being picked on for his last name, Miao, and when students mocked him by pulling their eyes. His mom helped teach him that his name was unique and that it was better to laugh along with people making fun of him than to get angry in return. In seventh grade he had a terrible experience with a bully who used to pick him up and dangle him over a trash can or put him in a headlock. What he hated most was the helplessness he felt. Miao said one of the biggest regrets of his life was
becoming a bully himself and teasing another student. The student then passed away suddenly from a brain aneurysm and Miao felt horrible that he never apologized for the way he treated him. “Some of the last things I said to him were making fun of him for something he should’ve been proud of,” Miao said. “It’s natural to tease friends or people you don’t know but next time, think about how you would feel if that person is no longer with you the next day. I hope you won’t have those same types of regrets.” Miao talked about being an engineer who didn’t like talking to people, but then he got very lucky with his game designs and had to go outside of his comfort zone to expand his business. The guy who in high school couldn’t even say “yes” to a girl who asked him to leave a football game was suddenly taxed with having to speak to people he didn’t know to make business connections. He willed himself to go to conferences and speak to everyone he met — two of those people happened to work for companies such as Sega and Sony, companies he ended up working with that helped grow his business. After becoming a father to twins, Miao felt like he wasn’t making enough of a difference in the world and wanted to make some kind of impact. With his game “High School Story” reaching millions of young students, he realized he had a platform. In addition to slipping in elements
Speaker Oliver Miao of learning and education in a fun way, he also used his game to promote diversity and acceptance and counteract cyberbullying and other high school issues. He partnered with Cybersmile Foundation, a cyberbullying charity and has raised more than $100,000 for the group. Unexpectedly, a user contacted the game through the support system to tell them she intended to kill herself. Miao and his team sent her messages to let her know that they cared and found resources for her to get help. After a week, she told them she was going to get help. “We wrote the game to entertain people and it ended up saving a life,” Miao said. Miao and Hollins told the students that as much pressure as they may feel or whatever they are going though, each one of them has the power to set their intentions and make decisions that can change their lives or the lives of others. “We all have the survival instinct. I think we’re naturally wired to keep on going,” Miao said. “The best lifeline you have is your friends and I really encourage you to look out for your friends.” As Yellow Ribbon Week came to a close, a PALS member received a text from a senior that showed just how powerful the week can be. The text read: “I just wanted to talk, I am not usually the one to be moved by spirit weeks but the last video that we watched of the girl who committed suicide really spoke to me. I did not think it was important to talk about the thoughts that I was having and the damage I was doing to my own body because of the depression I went through because of the things that I went through and having to live with the people who did them to me. But now I know that I have people to talk to and I can be helped without being judged. I don’t know what to say right now, I guess I just need someone to vent to.”
By Karen Billing The yellow posters were pasted around the Torrey Pines High School campus like advertisements in a coffee shop, “Take what you need” it read, but instead of a telephone number to tear away, there were words: Love, hope, patience, understanding, a chance, laughter, healing. All of the tabs on one poster had been torn away and kept, leaving just the quote on the poster: “Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day.” The yellow posters were part of the high school’s Yellow Ribbon Week, a week devoted to suicide prevention and removing the stigmas of mental illness, encouraging students to not be afraid to ask for help and support each other. “The most important resource for suicide prevention is each other,” said Don Hollins, Peer Assistance Listeners (PALS) advisor. Throughout the week, students watched PSA videos made by their peers and heard from a lineup of speakers, including Dr. Paul Sargent, the psychiatrist for all of the Navy SEALS, and Torrey Pines graduate Oliver Miao, the CEO and co-founder at Pixelberry Studios. Miao founded Centerscore with three friends and sold his company to Electronic Arts (EA). Through Pixelberry, he released the game “High School Story.” The game has seven million downloads and about 10 percent of high school students in the country have it on their phones.
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RSF Association President’s Corner: Update on several issues BY PHILIP WILKINSON, RANCHO SANTA FE ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT Our March 6 Board of Directors meeting was another well attended and lively open meeting with a lot of input from members. The main takeaways from that four-hour meeting with your all volunteer board were: 1. The Finance Committee Chair and Treasurer Larry Spitcaufsky explained that on Feb. 27 the Finance Committee met and found that the Form 990 issue was an “administrative oversight” and immaterial with no liability exposure to the Association or the board. This conclusion was based on an “opinion letter” from the Association attorney and finding of the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee recommended that a letter be placed in our auditor’s file requesting a specific timeline for future reporting periods to provide the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors a draft of the Form 990 before filing the fiscal year-end tax document. Obtaining a comparative compensation survey each year was also recommended. 2. After many months of discussion and debate, a Farmers Market, which will operate on a nine-month trial basis on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Village, was approved by a vote of 6-0-1. The market will be held on El Tordo, between Linea del Cielo and Avenida de Acacias. We are excited about this trial run and we believe it will be a complement to the Secret Car Club’s weekly events. We hope to see you there. 3. The RSF Garden Club purchase decision will go to a full vote of the membership and, therefore, the board approved the election schedule and the election inspector. Ballots will be mailed on April 4 and are due back by May 5 at 5 p.m.
Philip Wilkinson 4. Your Board of Directors expressed its commitment to increase the RSF Association’s voter registration. As of March 1, roughly half of the eligible voters were registered to vote in the upcoming elections. This is unfortunate and we are asking that those members that are not registered to vote on Association matters please visit the Association office and register. If you are a Rancho Santa Fe Covenant property owner and, therefore, a member of the Association you must register (one time)
roadside landscaping maintenance, community buildings and other services. The staff does a very good job of serving our membership so please be sure to let them know how much their hard work is appreciated when you speak with a member of staff. It’ll go a long way. Lastly, the Covenant has a rich history dating back to the late 1920s and I believe it is one of the finest places on earth to live and raise a family. Let’s all try to focus on protecting that lifestyle and the traditions of this wonderful community.
Sprinkler system minimizes fire damage to commercial building On Tuesday, March 4, at 9:39 a.m., firefighters from the cities of Del Mar, San Diego, and Solana Beach and the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District responded to the report of a structure fire in the 3000 block of Via De La Valle in Del Mar. Upon arrival they discovered that a fire in a back hallway of Sublime Tavern had been extinguished by one sprinkler head. “Fortunately, the fire protection system worked as it was designed to,” said RSFFPD Battalion Chief Chris Galindo. “The single sprinkler head provided the occupants with time to safely evacuate the building and kept the fire from spreading and causing further damage. Three suites in the commercial building were affected and the total estimated damaged is $50,000. The cause is under investigation but appears to be accidental in nature. — RSF Fire Department
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By Karen Billing The Secret Car Club is perhaps the worst kept secret in Rancho Santa Fe, as many people are big fans of the collection of beautiful classic cars that converge on the village every weekend. On Saturday mornings, Avenida de Acacias and Paseo Delicias is lined with a variety of cars, from a 1910 Maxwell to the newest Mercedes. Motorcycles too. The cars may be flashy but the club is not—it’s lowkey and all-inclusive, according to founder Chris Erickson. “We’re here for the love of the cars,” Erickson said. Erickson is a realtor with Willis Allen who has been working in the area for more than 21 years — the last six years his office has been on Paseo Delicias. The idea of the club started after talking about cars with several of his clients. “With a lot of car clubs there’s so much politics and the car world can be very clique-ish,” Erickson said. “We just wanted to start something casual with some of our friends and get together on Saturdays.” It started with just four car enthusiasts meeting up on a Saturday in the Ranch, but then it kept growing week by week. The weekly meeting event started to become a destination, attracting everyone from classic car owners in Los Angeles to residents wandering into the village from a Saturday morning walk on the trails. Erickson said the club has become a really interesting mix of people, free of politics, where everyone is on the same page. It doesn’t matter if you’re a millionaire or a mechanic. One week they had a Minerva, a car from the early 1920s that was sold for nearly $2 million. Erickson said the car was stunning, with its “sweeping fender” and khaki tan canvas top.
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Secret Car Club in Rancho Santa Fe attracts a wide variety of car lovers at weekly event
The Secret Car Club meets in the Rancho Santa Fe village on Saturday mornings. Courtesy photos While the cars can stun, there’s more to the group than just the cars. One Rancho Santa Fe teenager used the club to pick the brains of fellow car lovers to help restore an old Land Rover. Another Rancho Santa Fe couple’s grandson takes his grandfather’s Model A car out to the club whenever he’s in town from college. It’s an opportunity to give the car some exercise and the entire family comes out for the morning. “It’s grown into a social group more than anything
else,” Erickson said. The club has a lot of women as well, women who race cars, who can turn a wrench and are just car-lovers who want a venue where they can hang out and not feel like the odd-woman out. “This is somewhere that they can fit right in,” said Erickson. Erickson said that the club also helps promote the lo-
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Parents â€œfuriousâ€? over dismissal of SAT prep school CEO
Compensation Committee bylaw change language to be reviewed
By Joe Tash Parents of students who attend a SAT prep school based in Carmel Valley are demanding the reinstatement of the schoolâ€™s former CEO and co-founder, who said he was fired abruptly Feb. 28 with no explanation. â€œAll the parents are furious about this issue,â€? said Shirley Wang, of Torrey Hills, who has enrolled her daughter in a SAT prep course this summer at a cost of nearly $3,000. The decision by management of Summa Education to part ways with CEO Chris Hamilton was announced in a March 1 email to families. The school has locations in Carmel Valley and Rancho Bernardo, and current enrollment is 883 students. The schoolâ€™s action has led to the establishment of a Facebook page called â€œBring Back Mr. Hamilton!â€? as well as an online petition asking the school to change its decision. On Sunday, disgruntled parents met with new CEO Lori Todd and other school officials at the schoolâ€™s Carmel Valley office. According to a Facebook post about the meeting, some 100 parents and students crammed into the lobby, and over the two-hour meeting, they â€œpleaded loudly and passionately to bring back Mr. Hamilton in any capacity! It was made abundantly clear by the new CEO that Mr. Hamilton would NOT be returning to Summa. No reasons were proffered for his departure except for â€˜business issuesâ€™ that surfaced over a 3 month period.â€? Todd acknowledged that what she had to say to families Sunday was â€œnot what they See SCHOOL, page 22
By Karen Billing A bylaw change to establish a Compensation Committee will be discussed at the March 20 Rancho Santa Fe Association board meeting. Staff has coordinated with legal counsel to prepare the draft language regarding the bylaw change, as well as write the committeeâ€™s charter, but at the RSF Association boardâ€™s March 6 meeting, the board directors stated they needed more time to review the language. An ad-hoc compensation committee was established in August 2013 to review all human resource (HR) issues, such as salaries, benefits, vacation accruals and best practices for hiring and termination. Directors Ann Boon and Larry Spitcaufsky spearheaded the creation of a permanent committee to review those HR matters, as well as take a deep look at issues such as who approves compensation and how contracts are approved. â€œI donâ€™t think weâ€™ve ever had this kind of exhaustive review of HR practices in the recent past, maybe never,â€? RSF Association Board President Philip Wilkinson said. During public comment, RSF resident Patty Queen remarked on how she felt AsSee BYLAW, page 18
SDG&E issues another alert regarding ongoing wire fraud SDG&E is continuing to alert customers to be aware of an ongoing wire fraud that has been targeting SDG&E residential and business customers. Reports indicate that individuals are misrepresenting themselves as utility employees by calling customers and threatening to turn off electric and gas service if an immediate payment is not made. Customers are instructed to purchase a pre-pay credit card, and are directed to another phone number where information is then obtained from the card and the cash value is then removed. SDG&E wants to warn customers of this fraud in an effort to prevent them from becoming potential victims. The company assures customers that SDG&E does not pro-
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Director raises issues with RSF Association board meeting minutes By Karen Billing The Rancho Santa Fe Association board meeting minutes were called into question at the March 6 board meeting. Director Ann Boon had extensive comments on the minutes for the Feb. 6 meeting, nearly two-and-a-half pages of corrections. RSF Association Board Vice President Rochelle Putnam said in her time on the board they have rarely made any changes to secretary Daria Quayâ€™s minutes, save for small punctuation mistakes. RSF Association Board President Philip Wilkinson reiterated several times that the minutes are meant to be a summary rather than a verbatim recording, but Boon objected to the way her comments during the Feb. 6 meeting were portrayed. â€œMinutes should not slant or misrepresent what a member said,â€? Boon said. â€œI personally take issue with the way they were written and the way board members were quoted.â€? See MINUTES, page 18
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Country Friends President Rhonda Tryon (left) and consignment shop manager Yvette Letourneau (right) presented a portrait of Jean to her daughter Suzanne (center). Photo/Karen Billing
The Country Friends members gather for special memorial for longtime volunteer Jean Newman By Karen Billing For more than 35 years, Jean Newman had a presence in The Country Friends organization and even more so in the last 10 years at the village Consignment Shop as its lively manager. The dedicated community volunteer passed away on Dec. 8, 2013 and the loving Friends she left behind held a memorial for her at the shop on March 5. “I worked with her for a year and a half, I was her shadow,” said Yvette Letourneau, the consignment shop’s new manager. “I miss her laughter.” Country Friends President Rhonda Tryon said it was true, you could hear their laughter trickling down the stairs at the shop as they worked side by side. “She had such a sense of humor and her laughter was very infectious,” said Letourneau. “I’ll always remember that and how she loved coming here every day. This was her life.” For many years, Newman volunteered at the shop alongside her daughter, Suzanne. As a member of The Country Friends, Newman was also involved in events such as The Country Friends’ popular annual fashion show. Fellow Friends remember Newman for her sharp wit, her “kindness and lovely grace” and as “a true gem” and beloved mentor, committed to serving others in the community. Tryon said that Newman was also admired and appreciated for her knowledge in the shop, she knew the history behind items and would know just who to call if an item came in that she thought someone might like. “Yvette has big shoes to fill but Jean did a beautiful job
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RSF resident’s new business offers a secure and discreet place to keep high-end vehicles By Joe Tash Charles Butler is betting that Southern California’s love affair with all things car-related will translate into a hit for his new venture, a storage facility for high-end classic and exotic cars. The Rancho Santa Fe resident has run a successful manufacturing business near Palomar Airport Road for more than 20 years, and found himself with some extra warehouse space on hand. He decided to use it to launch Rancho Santa Fe Motor Storage, what he calls a secure and discreet place to keep high-end vehicles. The facility, which opened this month, will allow car enthusiasts a place to keep their rides, and also hang out with fellow car buffs. “We’re catering to the automotive lifestyle. It’s like an automotive country club,” said Dean Liebowitz, a classic car expert who serves as the new facility’s general manager. Along with the secure vehicle storage areas, the facility includes a lounge where members can have a drink, conduct a conference call, watch TV or even shower after a spin in their vehicle. Service will include trickle-charging batteries, tire pressure checks and regularly starting engines if customers request it. Also available will be pickups and drop-offs from nearby McClellan-Palomar Airport, and car detailing, among other services. Members will even have a cigarsmoking room on the premises. “My client wants to be pampered,” said Butler. “This is for people who want to keep their car secure,
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L-R, Charles Butler, owner; Michele Killman, business consultant; Dean Liebowitz, general manager. Courtesy photo keep it well-maintained, not to have to worry if they’re going out of the country,” he said. Butler took a reporter around the facility on a recent afternoon, showing off the various levels of security, from a perimeter gate, to the coded entries for the lounge and storage areas, to the battery of cameras that will be monitored around the clock. A smartphone app will even allow car owners to see their vehicles at any time, like a high-tech nanny cam. When the facility is closed at night, concrete and steel posts will be installed in front of the roll-up doors as an extra precaution. To maintain privacy, Butler doesn’t promote the facility’s address; rather, he invites people interested in his services to call for an appointment. On the day of a reporter’s visit, three high-end cars were on display in the warehouse —two classic Porsches, and a 1930 Isotta Fraschini, an Italian-made roadster nicknamed “the Flying Star,” said Liebowitz. The latter vehicle is a one-of-a-kind model worth more
RSF resident Todd Neal elected Head of Litigation Department at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch Rancho Santa Fe resident Todd Neal was recently elected to serve as the Head of the 56-attorney Litigation Team at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP. The firm, formed in 1946, is San Diego’s largest law firm with more than 140 attorneys in San Diego. Neal’s practice focuses on business litigation matters involving disputes pertaining to contracts, financial fraud, trade secrets and securities matters. He represents public and private companies and over the past 20 years has served as lead trial counsel in numerous high stakes disputes tried in federal and state courts across the United States. Neal has been recognized as one of the “Top Attorneys” in Southern California by Super Lawyers, San Diego Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine. Additionally, he was named as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in San Diego in the 2014 edition of Super Lawyers Magazine. A graduate of Torrey Pines High School, Neal spent much of his teenage years on the RSF golf course and won the individual CIF and Palomar League golf titles when competing as a Falcon. He lives in Rancho Santa Fe with his wife, Sarah, and their children, Nicholas, Chloe and Brady. In addition to being the largest law firm in San Diego, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch is one of the largest
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than $1 million, he said. “It’s the type of car we’re looking for,” Butler said. Barnaby Brokaw of Carlsbad, a collector who owns eight or nine classic cars, had brought over his 1965 Porsche 356c for the afternoon. “This car would definitely be right at home here,” he said. “This is for the guy who’s been bitten hard and likes different types of cars,” Brokaw said of Butler’s new storage facility. The chance to hang out and talk cars is part of the attraction of a facility like Rancho Santa Fe Motor Storage, he said. “I love the people, the people are as much fun as the cars.” Butler estimated the facility will hold about 125 cars when full, or a combination of cars, boats, motor homes and motorcycles. Along with car storage, the facility will offer affiliate memberships for those who want to use the lounge and kibitz. The storage center will also be available for private functions, he said. Normal hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day, but owners can get their cars at any time of the day or night with three hours’ notice, Butler said. While there are probably a half-dozen similar facilities in Southern California, this will be the first in North County, Liebowitz and Butler said. They expect it to catch on with local high-end car buffs. “The automotive lifestyle has become a big, big thing,” Liebowitz said. “Cars have become more valuable than Picassos.” For more information, visit www.RSFMotorStorage.com, or call 760-3058938.
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Saratoga WarHorse Foundation’s Marilyn Lane honored for work supporting veterans’ rehabilitation By Julie Sarno Marilyn Lane of the Saratoga WarHorse Foundation was recently honored by the Women’s International Center (WIC) with a Living Legacy Award. Living Legacy Awards celebrate women and each year honors groundbreaking individuals from around the world who are making a difference. WIC is based in Rancho Santa Fe. “The mission of the Women’s International Center is to acknowledge, honor, encourage, and educate women all around the world,” said local resident Bridget McDonald, Ph.D., president and executive director for the Center. “That is what we have been doing for 30 years.” Lane was honored for her work as a horsewoman supporting veterans’ rehabilitation at Saratoga WarHorse. Lane serves as director of Thoroughbred Industry Relations and Development for Saratoga WarHorse near Saratoga Springs, New York. The WarHorse Project provides a three-day program for returning veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Lane has been part of Saratoga WarHorse since its inception in 2011. Her father and four older brothers served in the military. Lane was interviewed during her time in San Diego for the award ceremony. “With PTSD, the problems get worse for 10 or 12 years after the veterans return,” said Lane. “Time Magazine reported in July of 2012, that there is one suicide every day. In World War I, it was called Shell Shock. World War II called it Battle Fatigue. Now it’s PTSD.” “Horses bring people back to a calm place,” continued Lane. “There is a strong link between horses and the military.” Lane told the story of the Saratoga WarHorse Project. It was founded by Bob Nevins, a retired pilot. Nevins served in the army in the 101st Airborne. During Vietnam, he flew a Medevac helicopter and was wounded in 1971. He also served in the New York National Guard. His love of horses, his military service and his desire to help the many veterans returning with PTSD gave him the idea for the project in 2008. When he retired after 24 years as a commercial pilot for American Eagle in 2011, he devoted his efforts to bringing veterans together with former racehorses. The project received national publicity when a documentary film made by HRTV (Horse Racing Television) won an Eclipse Award — Thoroughbred racing’s equivalent of an Academy Award — in January. The award-winning video and more information is on the organization’s website, www.saratogawarhorse.com. “It was heart-warming to watch the video and see the reaction of the veterans,” said Del Mar resident Joe Harper, president and chief executive officer of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. “It’s an experience that is so positive. It’s pretty emotional for them. I’m very impressed with Saratoga WarHorse, and not just the results. They’ve done so much work to get the program organized.” Lane described the three-day program. Participating veterans fly in on a Sunday evening. They meet with a nurse practitioner. After breakfast on Monday, they go to the farm. They spend the morning in a classroom with instructor Melody Squier, who will work with them throughout the three days. According to Lane, Squier is a lifelong horsewoman. According to the WarHorse website, she “developed ‘Equipoise’ natural horsemanship techniques and communication skills to create respect and understanding.” Initially, Squier uses a Powerpoint presentation and talks about herd behavior, longlines and the visual field of a horse. One powerful classroom exercise has participants describe themselves without using language: “How am I
Marilyn Lane in Saratoga Springs with a retired Thoroughbred from the Saratoga WarHorse Project. perceived if I can’t talk?” Veterans work together in pairs, with one being the horse and the other having a longline. Then they all set up a round pen, as a team-building exercise. The veterans are paired with horses by temperament. A veteran enters the round pen and stands in the center. The horse he has been paired with enters the round pen. “There is a mystique to being in a round pen with a galloping horse,” said Lane. “There is no escape. ‘Is he a trustworthy leader?’ is what the horse is trying to discover.” Once the horse recognizes that the veteran displays body language showing that he is a trustworthy leader — not a predator waiting to eat him for dinner — the horse approaches the veteran in the center of the round pen. The horse demonstrates his trust in the human. After viewing the documentary and other videos on the website, Del Mar Director of Media Mac McBride, a former Marine and Vietnam veteran, said, “It’s remarkable to see the way those young vets just melt in the horses’ final presence — it’s like a great weight has been lifted from them. I believe that Bob Nevins sets the stage perfectly through his understanding of both sides of that equation.” “The amount of trauma someone carries makes for a stronger connection,” said Lane. “The veterans respect the retired racehorses. The horses have clamored out of the starting gate and done battle. They’ve made the transition from being a racehorse to ‘civilian’ life.” Lane said the first goal is to fully develop Saratoga WarHorse in Saratoga, beginning with training other instructors. There are plans for a satellite operation in Aiken, South Carolina, spurred by the efforts of prominent Thoroughbred owner and board member Anne Campbell. Lane said donations have increased since the organization was granted not-for-profit or 501(c)(3) status. Lane met with Harper during her time in San Diego. Following the meeting, Harper said, “It makes a lot of sense to have a program like this here, because of the number of military in the area. We’ve also got a whole lot of horses. The WarHorse Project has done so much groundwork. Use the experience they have and take the next step.” Rancho Santa Fe resident Joseph Boscacci also met
From left to right: Brigider Gen. Mark Wise, Living Legacy honoree Marilyn Lane, Major Marc Beaudreau, Major Robyn R. Mestemacher and Kathryn Marie Arger Gang. The latter was the first female pilot ever licensed in the West Point Flying Club at the United States Military Academy. Photo/Edith Jones, email@example.com with Lane during her visit. Boscacci was in the U.S. Army for 32 years, retiring as a Colonel. He spends his time volunteering with Heroes to Hire, part of the Yellow Ribbon Program. A Vietnam and Gulf War veteran, Boscacci said, “I find animals have a calming effect. They help when you flashback. The use of horses is a wonderful thing. It helps people to get through the memory of what went on.” “The Saratoga Warhorse program does not change yesterday,” said Lane. “It simply makes it so the veterans can jump that track and take on tomorrow.”
La Jolla Playhouse Gala to celebrate 30 years of groundbreaking theater La Jolla Playhouse will hold its annual Gala on Saturday, March 29. This year’s theme is a celebration of 30 years of groundbreaking theatre since the Playhouse was reborn on the campus of UC San Diego. Sponsored by Qualcomm and DonorNation, the Gala proceeds will benefit the Playhouse’s education and new play development programs. This glittering event, chaired once again by Debby Jacobs, and emceed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, will feature entertainment by award-winning actors, performing songs from favorite Playhouse productions over the past three decades. The 2014 Gala will boast a contemporary lounge atmosphere, featuring custom banquettes and multi-level platforms, designed by the Playhouse’s renowned scene shop artisans. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail party in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre Lobby in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center for La Jolla Playhouse, featuring signature spirits and savory treats. Guests will then move into the Potiker Theatre where they’ll enjoy a specially-prepared, dinner-by-the-bite menu, catered by Chef Jeffrey Strauss and Pamplemousse Grille. After dinner, a one-of-a-kind concert performance will explode on stage, featuring Glenn, Hoff, Kimball, Stanley, von Essen and Washington. The event will be capped off with late night bites, delectable drinks and dancing to the hit band The Mark. For information and tickets (ranging from $500 to $5,000) to the Playhouse Gala, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit LaJollaPlayhouse.org.
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Maya Relief Foundation to hold fashion show and silent auction benefit in RSF â€˘Funds raised will be used to buy stoves and water filters that will benefit indigenous families in the highlands of rural Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. By Stacey Phillips Imagine making a difference in a familyâ€™s life in just an hour. Thatâ€™s all the time it takes for the Maya Relief Foundation to improve the quality of lives for Maya families in Guatemala by providing a fuel-efficient stove and water filter. Randie Reinhart, who started the foundation with her husband Leon on July 4, 2002, said they hope to provide stoves to more than 100,000 families within the next five years. â€œThere are seven-and-a-half-million Maya families out there out of a population of 15 million,â€? she said. â€œWe need to touch as many of these families as we can.â€? Based in Rancho Santa Fe, the Maya Relief Foundation is holding a fashion show and silent auction to raise money to purchase the stoves and water filters that will benefit indigenous families in the highlands of rural Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. The show will be held April 26 at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center starting at 5:30 p.m. Standing room tickets are $35 and cover the cost of one water filter; general seating is $70 and will pay for two water filters; and VIP front row seating is $110 and will cover the cost of a fuel-efficient stove. â€œOne hundred percent of the ticket sales is going directly to help these people,â€? said Jenny Donaldson, a volunteer from the Maya Relief Foundation who is coordinating the fashion show called FLOW. Professionally directed by Gia Nina Bodarocco, the show features Harperâ€™s Bazaar models presenting apparel from local boutiques. Hor dâ€™oeuvres will be served prior to the fashion show beginning. There will be a silent auction and local accessories vendors with items to purchase, all contributing to the foundation. San Diego singer/songwriter Trevor Davis, who has released seven albums and was a recent contestant on the television show â€œThe Voice,â€? will perform. The Maya Relief Foundation was established as the Reinhart Family Foundation 12 years ago with the intent of serving the humanitarian needs of the poor in Latin America. Soon after, the Reinharts decided to focus on ways to assist the Maya with their health and well-being as well as help them become self-sustainable. After living abroad in mostly developing countries for 30 years, the family relocated to San Diego in 1996. They had lived in Iran, Panama, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Bahrain, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and Mexico. Reinhart said she always felt a special connection with the people in these countries and wanted to do something to help them. â€œSince day one we tried to come up with good solutions to the problems of the Maya indig-
Funds raised at the April 26 event in Rancho Santa Fe will help children in Guatemala. Courtesy photo enous people,â€? she said. â€œWe could see what was the most beneficial thing for the most needy people.â€? The Reinharts and their son Rob work full-time for the foundation and other family members assist when they can. Alex Ingersoll from the Maya Relief Foundation said that Maya womenâ€™s lives revolve around cooking and they usually stand in front of huge fires built on a wooden pallet called a polleton inside their homes. The families breathe in toxic fumes from the fires, which cause eye irritations and respiratory problems. In order to address this, the foundation replaces the Mayaâ€™s open cooking fires with a fuel-efficient EkoStove. â€œIt radically changes these peopleâ€™s lives,â€? said Ingersoll. The cleaner burning stove emits little smoke and allows the women to cook in substantially less time. In addition to having cleaner air, Reinhart said their respiratory illnesses decline dramatically due to the decreased amount of smoke. The stove also has a flue that carries any excess smoke or gases out of the house. Because the stove uses 70 percent less firewood, the women do not have to spend as much time looking for wood but instead have time to make handicrafts they can sell in the marketplace, which is a source of income for them. â€œThe women like to have beauty around them and when you have a dirt floor you have to create beauty in a
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The April 26 fashion show will feature top models and designs. Photo/ML Fashion Photography different way. They do that in their clothing and what they weave,â€? said Reinhart. A portable Ektofiltro water filter is also given to the families by the foundation, which provides clean water. The families no longer have to collect wood to boil their water and intestinal illnesses due to poor water quality are substantially decreased. Reinhart said, â€œItâ€™s very moving, you feel a loving feeling that you have given a little kid a cold glass of water.â€? In addition to the stove and water filter, both made in Guatemala, the foundation works with families in other ways to help improve their lives.
They assist them with planting a garden so they learn to vary their diet. The garden provides them with cash crops the families can sell or barter with. The foundation also supplies the women with multi-nutritional vitamins donated by the Kirk Humanitarian Foundation. Finally, the Maya Relief Foundation pays a local social worker from the village to help families maintain the stove and water filter for a year, as well as teaching them basic health lessons. A year ago Reinhart formed a group in San Diego called Women 2 Women to help support the needs of the foundation. â€œItâ€™s powerful for our ladies here to see the ladies there,â€? said Reinhart. â€œThey really are kindred spirits.â€? There is a Teen 2 Teen component of this group that plans fundraisers like lip-syncing contests and a mother-daughter tea. â€œThere are great needs around the world and we, with an abundance, sharing just a modest amount can make such a difference in a familyâ€™s life in the Third World,â€? said Reinhart. Ticket to FLOW can be purchased on-line http:// www.flowfashionshowmyevents.com or at the event. More information about the Maya Relief Foundation is available on its web site: http://www.mayarelief.com
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Rancho Santa Fe Little League held its annual Opening Day festivities March 8 at the Sports Fields on Rambla de Las Flores. The opening ceremonies featured former San Diego Padres outfielder Mark Kotsay. The Little League also held its first Home Run Derby fundraiser. In addition, Opening Day festivities included a carnival, team pictures and food trucks. For more information, visit www.rsfll.com. Photos/Jon Clark; For photos online, visit www.rsfreview.com.
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What more can one say about the Garden Club deal? Is anyone accountable? While watching the Academy Awards last week the RSF Garden Club deal came to mind. (Is that normal?) As I watched the nominations for best picture it occurred to me that the drama playing out right here in our idyllic Rancho Santa Fe would make a good movie: maybe, “The Rancho Santa Fe Buyers Club,” or “12 Years A Deal,” or “The Wolf of La Granada.” I thought about the actors we have in our small town. Who is our Glenn Close or Sandra Bullock or Matthew McConaughey? (Sorry, nobody came to mind) It amazes me that such a simple idea as transferring the Garden Club building to the RSF Association could have such remarkable plot twists, unique characters, and ever-changing endings. Whatever you think of the deal or best picture you can’t say the actors haven’t worked long and hard on this project to craft the perfect screenplay with our community’s best interest in mind. Many of you have lived here long enough to recall other controversial pictures (purchases). The producers of RSFGC Pictures didn’t want to take on any new roles without careful resident consideration and direction. You may remember before they ever shined the klieg light onto the silver screen of Garden Clubdom they asked for guidance. The Garden Club and the Association asked for a vote of confidence and sent out a ballot based on their vision for the future of the “back lot” at the corner of La Granada and Avenue de Acacias. The vote was clear, 85 percent of the voters
asked them to go forward. Dahling, for 11 months it has been in production, our people talking to their people and now, as we say in the biz, the film is in the can. The deal is inked and we’re proud to say those of us working on this production have been true to the original idea and to the script. You can review the fine points on the Association website and you will be receiving your ballot in the mail soon. All of us who have spent so much time rehearsing and presenting this epic drama hope you will grant us an Oscar, by giving the proposal a “yes” vote so the GC building will be saved for the use of our community, the village will gain valuable parking space for the movers and shakers in this two-bit town, and a charitable fund will be established with the sale proceeds to help with charitable projects in these here parts. I will look forward to seeing many of you at a concert, seminar or party over the next few months as homeowners make more and better use of the facility. We think the winner is…Rancho Santa Fe! I realize this article is making light of a very serious topic, but I think we need a little lightness in RSF right now. Whatever the outcome we will all still live in a great place and I, for one, will finally get to ride off into the sunset. We’re far from perfect here in Rancho Santa Fe, but by working together we can continue to make it ever better. I give us two thumbs up. Helen DiZio President RSF Garden Club
Open letter to the Board of Directors, Rancho Santa Fe Association
I read in a recent article in the UT that: “Asked who approves manager pay, association officials said in a statement that the board — or the executive committee consisting of three out of seven members — determines compensation in executive session.” Article VII of the RSFA bylaws , Section 7, states that the Board of Directors shall fix the manager’s compensation. This would lead one to understand that any recommendation of a three-person committee must go to the entire board for approval, unless there was a formal delegation of the decision to a committee of the board. Many of us would like clarification on what the past practice has been. In the past, has any group smaller than the full board approved the compensation of the manager? If so, can you tell us when that occurred and whether the board voted to delegate authority to that committee to approve the manager’s compensation? If not, can you tell us when and how the full board has approved the manager’s compensation in recent years? Presumably, there would be documentation in the form of meeting minutes or other evidence of any action taken to approve the manager’s compensation. Likewise, there would be documentation of any action by the board to delegate its authority to approve the manager’s compensation to a committee. Would you be willing to tell us what evidence exists and share any documentation with members? I would like this issue to be placed on a future open agenda to discuss past authorization and evidence. Or, if no past authorization or evidence of such exists, I would like to hear the board plans for corrective action. If this letter is insufficient to get an item on a future agenda, I would like a response from the board outlining specifically what steps must be taken by members to get an item on an agenda. I want to be very clear that by asking for this information I am not criticizing a decision of the board or casting any aspersions on anyone. I am merely asking for an open session discussion of an important issue and for information to inform the membership about the process of approving manager compensation that has been used in the past. James Boon, Covenant resident
I’ve read with dismay about our recent local government upheaval and the removal of our current association president, Ann Boon. I’ve also read the letter submitted by many past presidents of our RSF Association, as well as other “Letters to the Editor” regarding this series of events. I have called Rancho Santa Fe my home for the past 20 years, and currently serve as a board member of the Santa Fe Irrigation District (SFID). When I moved here, the cost of water was a fraction of what it is today, and I believe that the same is true of the salaries for our RSF Association Manager and our Golf Club General Manager. Today’s higher water rates and RSF Association salaries are not due just to inflation; I understand why our water costs have risen, but not our RSF Association compensation. As an SFID board member, you may know of me as a fiscal conservative. I don’t believe that anyone wants to pay more for safe, reliable water than is reasonable. I also believe that many feel the same way about our costs associated with running the RSF Association; we should pay what is reasonable for quality management. At the SFID, we review the performance and salary/ benefits of our General Manager yearly as an entire board. I believe that this is one of our highest fiduciary responsibilities, since the General Manager is in essence our CEO. I believe that the same should be occurring at our RSF Association, and am alarmed that this has not been the case for many years. If our salary structure at the RSF Association is not appropriate, or if there are more fiscally prudent structural alternatives for how we manage our Association, then I believe that our current and past Association board members are accountable. As I’ve seen firsthand at our Santa Fe Irrigation District meetings, there can be major disagreements among board members as they grapple with issues. If we don’t continually challenge the way we conduct business in our water district or our RSF Association, then we ourselves are solely accountable. The solution is not to suggest that people move away if they aren’t happy, but to get personally involved to make things as good as they can be. First, we have to admit that we can do better. Greg Gruzdowich Rancho Santa Fe
RSF’s David Magee named to fall 2013 Dean’s List at Bucknell University David Magee, of Rancho Santa Fe, has been named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University for the fall semester of the 2013-14 academic year. These students have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0. Magee is the son of David and Cindy Magee and a 2013 graduate of Torrey Pines High School.
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RSF Association employees have loyally served the Association through dangerous times and deserve their compensation The compensation for our employees has been under attack lately and I wanted to remind my fellow residents about a situation that existed here that you may have forgotten or were not aware of… Dolan-King vs. Rancho Santa Fe. The Dolan-Kings moved here in 1998 and wanted to build a wrought iron fence around their property and add on to their home. When they were turned down by the Art Jury, they went to court, and lost. During the appeal, they built the 5’ wrought iron fence anyway. One of our employees, Mike Meeker, who testified in court for the Covenant, wrote letters asking that they remove the fence. One Sunday, he answered his door to find a young man wanting him to sign for a package. When Mike took the clipboard, he was, “cold-cocked” and as the man ran off he yelled back, “Tell Pete he’s next!” Pete Smith was then asked by security to carry a gun and he was given protection for the rest of that crisis. Another employee was threatened at his home by four thugs. To give you an idea of how dangerous this was, Richard King had his fingerprints removed surgically and is now in jail for drug trafficking. The cost to the Association in fees, time and unrest was tremendous. In all those years, and they were many years, our employees stood fast. They stayed even when it became so dangerous for them and their families... most others would have left. They not only kept doing their jobs but did so much more in their efforts to protect us and the Covenant. Remember the fire and who stayed here the whole time? Pete Smith. So I am sure you agree with me when I say they deserve their compensation and I hope they will continue to be compensated generously. Patty Queen Rancho Santa Fe
Work by young RSF artists on display at RSF Library In honor of Youth Art Month, the masterpieces of R. Roger Rowe School students will be on display at the Rancho Santa Fe Library throughout the month of March. The pieces on display are by students from Marika Fagan’s middle school art studio class. The featured artwork includes ceramic animal mugs and paper mache pie/cake slices. The RSF Library is located at 17040 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. Photo/Karen Billing
Norman L. Sobel 1925 – 2014
Edward “Red” John McCrink 1921 – 2014 Ed McCrink left this world to go home to our Lord on Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones, his loving wife of 66 years, Dottie, and his six children. Ed was born on January 17, 1921, in Newark, New Jersey, to Irish immigrant parents, Joseph John McCrink and Agnes Doogan. Ed was a WWII United States Navy
Veteran. He and Dorothy (Fleishman) met at The College of Fine Arts in 1946 and they married on August 30, 1947, in Carlstadt, New Jersey. Edward whisked his bride away to Chicago, IL, for a new beginning, where he attended The Chicago Art Institute. While attending school, Ed drove a taxi at night, learning all the streets and shortcuts throughout the Chicago area. Ed got his ﬁrst sales position at Salkover Metal Heat Treating Company. Edward’s sparkling blue eyes, charismatic smile, and humorous wit helped him excel at sales. After four years he ventured off to start a company named “Hi Temp”. Much like his father, Edward was an inventor and he went on to form two other heat treating companies, TruTemp and Steele Treating. The group of companies had great success,
becoming the largest metal heat treating company in the Midwest. Eventually, Ed sold them to Beatrice Foods. He later started other new businesses in the ﬁre safety ﬁeld as well as special alloy metal tube manufacturing, which is still in operation today. During his years of success in business, he and Dottie had also built a beautiful family during the years 1949 through 1963, they had six wonderful children. In 1971 something inside Ed said, “Go West, young man.” He wanted to retire and golf more! He relocated his family to Rancho Santa Fe, CA, where he soon invested in many land development deals. Ed was an avid golfer for many years, participating in numerous Celebrity Pro Am Tournaments in California and Florida. Throughout their 66 years of marriage, Ed and Dottie gave back to the community generously
donating to many worthwhile charities, foundations, educational institutions, and hospitals. Ed is survived by his wife, Dottie; six children, Jim (Violy), Laurie, Edward John Jr. (aka Ned), Joe (Mina), Katie (Ken) Shull, and Charlie; eleven grandchildren, Molly (Walter) Berninger, Saralinda, Edward John III (aka Max), Joseph, Benjamin, Robin, Natalie, Juliette, Ryan, Nicholas and Megan; and one great-grandson, Otto. He is pre-deceased by his loving parents, Joseph and Agnes McCrink, and six siblings, Joe, James, May, Alice, Frankie and Eileen. Services for Edward will be held on Monday, March 17, 2014, at 3:00pm at The Church of the Nativity, 6309 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091. Please sign the guest book online at www. legacy.com/obituaries/ ranchosantafereview.
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Norman L. Sobel, a native of Jersey City, New Jersey, and a resident of Rancho Santa Fe for the last 25 years, passed away on February 22, 2014. He was 88 years old. After his graduation from high school, Norman entered the U.S. Navy at age 18 during World War II. He was very proud of his military service and maintained a keen interest in military history. In the late 1950s, Norman moved
to Los Angeles, CA, and began his career as a stock broker for Dean Witter & Co., which today is Morgan Stanley. During this time, Norman met his wife, Karen. They were married for 43 years. Norman retired in 1985 and in 1989 he and Karen moved to Rancho Santa Fe. Norman proceeded to enjoy his many hobbies in golf, tennis, race horse owner, bridge, music, travel, and seeing his many friends. He is survived by his wife, Karen; brother, Louis (Margie) Sobel; sister-inlaw, Diane Bailey; brotherin-law, David (Bonnie) McCuistion; grandson, Duncan Pelly; and many nephews, nieces and cousins. Services were held February 28, 2014, at Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles, CA. Please sign the guest book online at www. legacy.com/obituaries/ ranchosantafereview.
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MINUTES continued from page A4 While the board accepted one change, the board did not support other deletions and additions. Putnam said she felt Boon was trying to incorporate her written statements from the meeting into the minutes, which Putnam said was inappropriate. Quay said she was being put in a very awkward position and couldn’t take everything down in that way. Parliamentarian Bruce Bishop was in attendance at the meeting and said that the minutes do not have to be so detailed. “From a parliamentary perspective what you’re required to do is memorialize the actions taken by the board and only actions,” Bishop said. Bishop said as Quay suggested, any attempt to memorialize the character
of statements made just invites problems and is just too “burdensome” on the secretary. A motion was made to attach Boon’s board-unapproved comments to the minutes to get it on record, but the motion failed 4-3 with Putnam, Wilkinson, Jerry Yahr and Larry Spitcaufsky voting against it. During public comment, one member suggested that in the interest of transparency, up-to-date meeting minutes should be emailed to members.
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sociation employees’ compensation has been “attacked” in the last few weeks. She complimented the staff members for their hard work and loyalty, specifically citing what they went through during the Dolan-King lawsuit that stretched out over a decade regarding an unapproved installation of a wrought-iron fence. She said one staff member was punched in the face, another threatened at home, and RSF Association Manager Pete Smith had to get protection. “They not only kept doing their jobs but so much more,” Queen said. “They deserve their compensation and I hope they will continue to be compensated generously.”
RSF Republican Women to hold luncheon featuring gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly Please join the RSF Republican Women in welcoming California gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly to the community for a luncheon April 14 at Morgan Run Club & Resort. Donnelly was a small business owner with 20 years of experience in manufacturing before seeking elective office. A Republican from San Bernardino County, he was elected to the California Legislature in 2010 to represent the 33rd Assembly District. This event, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., will provide the opportunity to learn more about Donnelly, his record and the direction he would like to take the state. Admission is $50 per person in advance or $55 at the door. To RSVP, contact Lilyjo33@aol.com or (858) 756-1906. Make
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By Pat Sherman Itâ€™s been more than two decades since local resident and New York Times bestselling author Bill LaBarge penned his last book. Now, the former Top Gun is back in top literary form with a new political thriller based on the controversy surrounding Iranâ€™s nuclear weapons program. â€œThis was probably the hardest book Iâ€™ve written due to the research (required),â€? said LaBarge, who spent 23 years in the Navy and two decades after as a pilot for Southwest Airlines (from which he retired last summer). His previous books, including â€œSweetwater Gunslinger 201,â€? â€œHornetâ€™s Nestâ€? and â€œRoad to Gold,â€? were largely based on his real-life exploits as a Navy fighter pilot involved in the Iranian hostage crisis and other covert operations in the Persian Gulf. For his latest, â€œLightning Strikes Twice,â€? LaBarge had to get up to speed on combat drones and dry deck shelters â€” removable modules attached to a submarine that allow divers to covertly enter and exit the vessel while it is submerged. LaBarge traveled to Creech Air Force Base in Clark County Nevada (near Las Vegas) to learn how combat drones are operated remotely. â€œI have a friend who flies the drones that attacked the targets in Afghanistan â€Ś so I had to go up there and talk to them to make sure that my facts were on target,â€? he said, noting that he also worked with Navy SEALS to learn how dry deck shelters work, and pored over declassified (though not widely available) files related to the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant and Iranâ€™s uranium enrichment program. Construction on the plant began in 1975, but was suspended following the 1979 Iranian Revolution, eventu-
William H. â€˜Sweetwater Willieâ€™ LaBarge. Courtesy photo ally resuming in 1995. â€œThis book was a lot harder research-wise, because I hadnâ€™t lived it, said LaBarge. â€œNormally I can finish a book in 10 months; this took me close to 15.â€? The plot of â€œLightning Strikes Twice,â€? for which LaBarge said he is in final negotiations with producer Howard Kazanjian (â€œRaiders of the Lost Ark,â€? â€œStar Wars Episode VIâ€?) to purchase the movie rights, also involves the CIA, the worldâ€™s longest sniper kill shot and the F-35C, the U.S. militaryâ€™s newest stealth fighter. The single-seat, single-engine craft was developed by Lockheed Martin to
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The 43rd Annual Mercy Ball was held on March 8 at The Grand Del Mar. Featuring delicious cuisine, music by Wayne Foster Entertainment and a high-energy live auction, the fundraising gala benefited maternal and child health services at Scripps Mercy Hospitalâ€™s San Diego and Chula Vista campuses. Scripps Mercy Hospital has one of the most active maternal and child health programs in San Diego County. Proceeds from Mercy Ball will be used to improve the delivery of care and to modernize facilities so that patients and their families have a more comfortable, homelike setting. Elliot and Desiree Kushell, Rosemary and Chris Van Photos/Jon Clark; For photos online, visit www. Gorder (CEO of Scripps Health) delmartimes.net.
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By Kristina Houck Nearly 400 people are expected to gather and raise funds for military families during the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation’s third annual fundraiser March 22 at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Founded in 2008, the nonprofit organization supports Navy SEALs and their families. “San Diego is such a military town with the Navy and Marines,” said Dominique Plewes, who is co-chairing the event with her mother, Madeleine Pickens. She noted that the cause is also personal as her father, Robert Richter, served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. “We’ve always been very pro-military and want to help our military,” she said. Although the fundraiser has always taken place at the Del Mar Country Club, which is owned by Pickens, this is the first time the mother-daughter duo is chairing the event. “This foundation came to the Del Mar Country Club and I met a lot of the families — the wives, the children and the husbands,” said Plewes, who now serves on the foundation’s board. “I just felt very moved to see what this foundation can do to really make a difference in their lives.” Recording artist and “American Idol” finalist Jessica Sanchez will sing the National Anthem at this year’s fundraiser. Born and raised in Chula Vista, the 18-year-old’s father is a Navy veteran and currently serves in the Navy Reserve. “She is bringing her mom and dad to the event,” Plewes said. “I’m very excited. She has an amazing voice.” The fundraiser will kick off with a scramble golf tournament, followed in the evening with a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, and dinner and entertainment.
tions, including NSWKids, a nonprofit that provides funding for educational testing and tutoring to families in the NSW community, and The Rosie Network, an online search tool that promotes businesses owned by veterans and military spouses. Plewes hopes this year’s golf and gala fundraiser will raise $1 million. Although tickets are already sold out, she encouraged people to donate online and attend the May 3 fundraiser at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. For more information about the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation, visit www.sealnswff.org.
‘Over the Top Tables’ Spring Luncheon to be held at the RSF Golf Club The SEAL-NSW Family Foundation is hosting its third annual fundraiser March 22 at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Photo/Tony and Marion, Elegant Photography Featured speakers include Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward, Jr., a Navy SEAL and former deputy commander of the U.S. Central Command, as well as Michael Thornton, retired Navy SEAL and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. “We have some amazing auction items and we have some amazing speakers,” Plewes said. “I think, overall, it will be different from last year and a lot of fun.” Through its various fundraisers, the foundation in 2012 raised $2.2 million, including more than $500,000 for the Ty Woods and Glen Dougherty Memorial Funds. Funds support a variety of programs and organiza-
The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center will hold its popular Spring Luncheon at the exclusive Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club on Wednesday, March 26, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by Kupiec Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry. The luncheon’s theme is “Over-the-Top Tables” and you can be sure the creativity will be over the top. Put together a group of friends, select a decorating theme and join in this fun, friendly competition featuring unique themes for tabletop designs. The luncheon is expected to sell out quickly so don’t miss out. Seating is limited. If you would like to host a table, the cost is $950 for a table of 10 guests. Individual tickets are $95. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the RSF Community Center at 858-756-2461 or contact Linda Durket at firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, a local non-profit organization.
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SCHOOL continued from page A4 wanted to hear” because Hamilton won’t be coming back to Summa, and she declined to state a reason for Hamilton’s dismissal. “We cannot discuss internal personnel matters.” But she said every other staff member, including teachers, counselors and office workers, will remain with the school, and Summa will continue to use the same techniques and teaching materials. The school has offered refunds to those who have already enrolled and, so far, no one has actually asked for their money back because of Hamilton’s departure, Todd said. “It is the same Summa with one absence — it is a key absence — but Summa is not one person,” she said. Wang and other parents, however, attributed much of Summa’s success to Hamilton, who ran the school and also worked directly with students as a teacher and counselor. Since the school was founded in 2011, Hamilton said, 27 Summa students scored perfect 2400s on the SAT college admissions test. He said students who have gone through Summa’s program boosted their SAT scores by 500 to 700 points, or even 1,000 points, and also were admitted to prestigious universities. But Hamilton’s influence seemed to go beyond test scores. “What appeals to me the most about (Hamilton)
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is his role as a mentor in a child’s life,” said Hema Krishnamurthi of Carmel Valley, who sent her two sons to Summa. “He has an amazing ability to connect with them. A child walking out of his office feels motivated to read a lot of books, and do better in their studies, and has a better sense of self-worth.” Sharon Lee Rhodes, a Carmel Valley resident, said all four of her children have worked with Hamilton, either for SAT prep or college guidance counseling. Rhodes, who is also dean of economic development at the San Diego Community College District, said the decision to dismiss Hamilton was “an awful mistake.” She credited Hamilton and Summa with helping to “place (San Diego) on the map with a lot of the elite colleges.” Her three older children — including a son at Yale who was also accepted at Harvard and Princeton — are now in college, and her younger daughter is in high school. “I hope the leadership at Summa realizes what a bad choice of executive management decision they made and I hope they’ll reverse it,” Rhodes said. Hamilton, 44, said he was informed by the school’s administration that he was fired on Feb. 28 and told not to come back to the office. He said he was not given a reason for the decision. Before co-founding Summa, Hamilton worked for another SAT prep program called Elite Educa-
tional Institute, and also taught at UCLA, where he earned graduate degrees. Following his departure from Elite, the rival company sued Hamilton and Summa, and according to published reports, won a $3 million judgment. In its lawsuit, Elite alleged that Hamilton stole proprietary information, including client lists, and recruited key Elite staff for his new business. Hamilton said the judge later overturned part of the verdict, and that the judge’s decision bodes well for an appeal of the remaining verdict. He denied the allegations in the lawsuit. Hamilton said he is “shell-shocked” from his firing, but touched by the outpouring of support from parents and students. “This whole thing for me is a great sense of personal loss. It’s sad I’m not allowed to continue my work at Summa. I would come back in a heartbeat,” Hamilton said. Even Todd acknowledged Hamilton’s rapport with students, which she described as “magical.” Two of her own sons worked with Hamilton both at Elite and then Summa. While she is an attorney, and not an educator, she said she was brought in by a group of investment partners last fall to save the school. “I was hired by my partners to go in and make this business work. And that’s what I’m doing,” she said.
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cal village businesses. He said there’s always a line to grab coffee at “Tim’s place” (Caffe Positano) and people often head to Thyme in the Ranch or The Inn for brunch. The club has also had the opportunity to get involved with the community. They were able to loan some classic cars to the RSF Community Center for its Great Gatsby gala fundraising event last year. The club is also looking to get involved with the RSF Fire Protection District’s pancake breakfast. On March 6, the Rancho Santa Fe Association board approved a nine-month trial run for a village farmers market. Although the car club meets from 9-11 a.m. on Paseo Delicias and Avenida de Acacias and the market is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on El Tordo, between Linea Del Cielo and Avenida de Acacias, the board members said they feel that the two should be able to co-exist. Erickson encourages the community to come out and visit them. “It’s a fantastic group of people and cars that you be hard-pressed to find in a museum,” Erickson said. “You never know who is going to show up and what they’re going to bring, that’s what makes it special.” For more information on the Secret Car Club, find them on Facebook or call Chris Erickson at (858) 775-2161.
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(L-R) Canyon Crest Academy senior Ali King reviews her menu plans for the gala with Principal Karl Mueller; Canyon Crest Academy Foundation is hosting its annual gala May 16 at CCA’s Proscenium Theater. Courtesy photos the gala at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. By holding the event on campus this year, the foundation is investing in the school. The foundation has already purchased portable, multi-colored, computer-controlled lights for the Proscenium Theater, as well as other equipment, that students can use for years to come. “That’s why we’re here,” Caterina said. “This is our job — to support the school.” Holding the gala on campus also gives the foundation an opportunity to increase student involvement in the event. From event posters to gala entertainment, students are involved in every aspect of the occasion this year, Couvrette said. “When people see the students’ involvement, they understand why they need to
donate,” Couvrette said. “They are a shining example of why you should donate to promote the programs the students benefit from.” CCA senior Ali King serves as the student lead of the gala’s food committee. Through the school’s ROP Business Management class, King helps operate NEST, the student-run café at CCA. Using her restaurant experience, King is developing the appetizer menu for the gala and will train a team of students to assist with the appetizer table at the event. “It’s been nice to get the experience of being at a meeting, communicating with other people and coming up with ideas for the appetizer table,” said King, who wants to be a chef. “You can really be creative in the kitchen. I like serving others and seeing their faces as they taste the See GALA, page B22
Adventure Camps Summer Learning Adventure Camps merge scientiﬁc exploration with hands-on fun and learning. Campers investigate marine habitats, create ocean art projects, learn about careers in oceanography, combine the science and sport of surﬁng and snorkeling, and more, all while making new friends and memories. Camps run from June 23 – August 22 Accredited by the American Camp Association. Register online at aquarium.ucsd.edu
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TONIGHT March 13, 2014 at 8 p.m. Spreckels Theatre Tickets: $75, $50, $35, $25
MCASD’s Summer C.A.M.P. (Contemporary Art, Media & Process) invites 6–12 yearolds to explore contemporary art through a series of week-long art-making workshops led by local contemporary artists. Campers will learn about conceptual art, create mixed media artworks and sculptures, and explore the galleries and sculpture garden. A full week of half-day camp is $90 for Members and Military personnel, and $200 for nonmembers. One week of full-day camp is $180 for Members and Military personnel, and $390 for non-members. Three camp sessions will run from July 28 through August 15. Enroll today at www.mcasd.org.
La Jolla Playhouse offers summer theatre programs for aspiring young performers entering grades 2-12. Give your child an experience they’ll never forget during Young Performers at La Jolla Playhouse (YP@LJP) June 23 – August 1. Registration is now open! Apply online at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or call (858)550-1070 x101.
Direct from Spain, four of the world’s most celebrated flamenco dancers perform in San Diego for one night only. Don’t miss the master of flamenco Antonio Canales, Nuevo Ballet Español choreographer Carlos Rodríguez, Karime Amaya, grandniece of Carmen Amaya and riveting young star Jesús Carmona as three generations unite onstage for this flamenco showcase. (858) 459-3728 www.LJMS.org
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Randy Brecker Sunday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. Join us for the Athenaeum debut of multi-Grammy winning trumpeter Randy Brecker, joined by the ineffable team of drummer Peter Erskine, pianist Alan Pasqua, and bassist Darek Oles. JazzTimes commented, “Brecker’s sonic swirls sparkle with savvy sophistication and ebullient joie de vivre.” Tickets: $30 members, $35 nonmembers www.ljathenaeum.org/jazz or (858) 454-5872
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By Kristina Houck Canyon Crest Academy opened in 2004 with 364 students in 19 trailers in a parking lot. Today, the Carmel Valley school has grown to 1,880 students and a full range of academics, athletics and arts programs made possible by the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the school, the parent-led organization is hosting its annual gala May 16 at CCA’s Proscenium Theater. “The school’s growth in the community, academic achievements, cultural achievements, sports achievements — everything — has exceeded my expectations as a community member,” said Amy Caterina, president of the foundation’s board. “The school is very successful.” With “Across the Universe: A Tribute to the Beatles,” as this year’s theme, the gala will recognize the 10th anniversary of the school and the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ debut in the United States. In the style of an old Hollywood opening night, guests will walk the red carpet, pose for the paparazzi and feast on Beatles-themed treats as they make their way through an “Octopus’s Garden” to the show. The musical, theatrical and artistic extravaganza will feature songs from the Beatles and students from CCA’s Envision programs for cinema, dance, digital and fine art, instrumental music, theater, and vocal music. “We wanted to really throw away the old model of a gala and not do something offsite where we spend our money at a hotel,” said Joanne Couvrette, the foundation’s executive director. “We wanted to spend money at the school and make the event centered around our students.” Last year, the foundation spent thousands holding
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TPHS Lacrosse holds fundraiser, recognition event for Honorary Team Member Jose Montaño
Jose Montaño with the plaque he was presented during halftime.
The Torrey Pines High School Lacrosse Team members held a special event when they kicked off their season in a game against Cathedral Catholic High School on March 7 at Torrey Pines High School. At halftime, the team recognized Honorary Team Member Jose Montaño to bring awareness to children with brain cancer. Donations were collected at the event for the Friends of Jaclyn organization (www.friendsofjaclyn.org) and the Jose Montaño Foundation (www.facebook.com/JoseMontanoFoundation). Jose, who is 13, is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer. He has been bravely battling Medulloblastoma (a rare type of malignant cancer) for 34 months. Photos/Jon Clark; Photos online: www.delmartimes.net.
Laura Cady, Jose and his dad, Jose Montaño
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Cathedral Catholic’s dynasty is into its third decade and still going strong. The Dons (in photo above) won their third consecutive San Diego Section title after defeating Scripps Ranch 2-0 in the Division I championship game on March 8 at San Diego Mesa College. The Dons have won divisional championships in 10 of last 14 years and have appeared in title game in all but two of the last 26 seasons. Their most recent championship sends the Dons to the Southern California Regional championships. They were scheduled to open the tournament against St. Joseph of Lakewood on March 11 (after presstime for this newspaper). Alyssa Fiddes and Audrey Hegardt each scored one goal to lead the Dons. Kelsey Irwin and Olivia Elrbeck each contributed one assist. Dons goalie Hanna Macaulay was credited with the shutout. The title game victory followed a 3-0 semifinal victory over Patrick Henry on March 4 in which Sunny Dunphy, Tamara Gomez and Fiddes each scored one goal and Olivia Erlbeck contributed two assists. Macaulay was credited with the shutout. The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 23-3-3. — Report by Gideon Rubin. Courtesy photo
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BILY San Diego offers parents a way to a peaceful home County Supervisor Dave Roberts recently visited BILY (Because I Love You), a San Diego County non-profit parent support group dedicated to supporting parents with children of any age. BILY was first established in Los Angeles by Dennis Poncher in 1982 and in San Diego by Mymy and Steve Cade in 2011 to assist families whose parents are struggling or in crisis due to the behavioral problems of their children (offering support for adult children as well). Supervisor Roberts observed first-hand the tremendous need for the program the group offers. He heard from parents whose children are exhibiting behaviors such as disrespect, defiance, drug abuse, sense of entitlement, trouble with the law, truancy and poor work ethic. BILY offers support and guidance so that parents can make fundamental changes that
The effectiveness of the BILY program and organization is best described through the testimony of parent participants: Before BILY: “...we were completely lost and confused and exhausted.” After BILY: “Our confidence as parents is growing. Our children are growing up, learning to own their own problems and figure out their own solutions.” Before BILY: “Our house was controlled by negativity, shouting, door slamming and arguing.” After BILY: “We are learning how not to emotionally engage and are seeing amazing results in our family life…BILY offers a way out of the chaos…” BILY San Diego meets Monday evenings, 7 to 9 p.m., Seacoast Church, 1050 Regal Road, Encinitas. Meetings are non-denominational, open to the public and free. Reservations are recommended but not required. For additional information, visit: www.bilysandiego.org or contact Mymy Cade, (760) 634-3336. Back row, left to right: Jim Bennet, Steve Cade, Tim Gallagher; Middle row, left to right: Kathy Strull, Scott Strull, Mymy Cade, Dave Roberts, County Supervisor, Patti Gallagher, Bonnie Jensen, John Jensen, Frank Wypychowski; Front row, left to right: Nancy Perry-Sheridan, Jill Pittsford, Diana Bennet, Lindsey Masukawa (Dave Roberts Policy Advisor), Janet Asaro, Carleen Proctor. bring peace to their home and launch children toward responsible and successful adulthood. Communicating and problem solving with other parents who are going through similar difficult times with their children can be very helpful; discussing what works and what does not invites creativity in problem resolution methods for parents. It is empowering for parents to find they are not alone in raising children who are less than compliant. BILY provides a comfortable, confidential, nurturing, nonjudgmental learning environment.
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Celebrate Purim at Woodward Animal Center in RSF The Chabad Jewish Center of RSF invites you to come celebrate Purim with neighbors and friends — shtetl-style — at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 16. Experience Purim like Tevye did. The event takes place at the Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo. Meet ponies, goats, sheep and more. There will be a Megillah reading, hamantashen, crafts and buffet lunch Attendees are encouraged to come in shtetl costumes. RSVP at www.jewishRSF.com. For more information, please email email@example.com or call (858) 756-7571
On Friday, March 21, Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe is delighted to present Yang and Olivia Lui, in a classical performance, to be held at the Village Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. The concert is preceded, at 6:15 p.m., with a catered buffet and complimentary wine, graciously donated by Northern Trust. The reception will be held in the recently renovated Village Church Fellowship Hall. The performance begins at 7 p.m. and will be held in a special setting, the Church Sanctuary. Yang and Olivia Liu are “virtuosic talents, who create a fulfilling and unforgettable storytelling event on violin and piano,” as described by Live on Stage, a Nashville production company. Yang was recently recognized as one of the 10 best musicians in China. As students at the University of Cincinnati, the Lius met coincidentally. Yang, already a known violinist and
prodigy from China, was recruited to turn pages for Olivia, an accomplished pianist. During their school years, both won gold medals in Chinese national competitions. Yang was awarded honors in the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moskow. Together they have appeared internationally, in the United States at the Kennedy Center and various festivals and venues, at the Oficina Music See DUO, page B19
Laser Tag to be held at RSF Community Center March 14 The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center will host an afternoon of laser tag fun (see photo at right) on Friday, March 14, for children in grades 3 through 6. Equinox Laser Tag will turn the Community Center into a laser tag zone as kids battle it out in friendly competition. Players will enjoy pizza, drinks and laser tag with their friends all for just $35 per player. Time: 3–4:15 p.m. for grades 3 and 4,
and 4:15–6 p.m. for grades 5 and 6. Call the RSF Community Center today to register your child at 858-756-2461. Space is limited — don’t miss out!
After a sold-out dinner in February, Mille Fleurs has announced the next date and theme in its new travel-inspired wine dinner series, Taste of Terroirs. Next up, the series will explore the flavors of Mendoza, world renowned as the center of the Argentinian wine industry and the largest wine producing area in Latin America. Mille Fleurs’ Mendozian Taste of Terroirs wine
dinner will take place Tuesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. and will feature six tastings of the region’s wines paired with three courses of Argentinean-inspired cuisine created by Chef de Cuisine Martin Woesle. Throughout the evening, Bertrand and Maitre d’ Marco Dedic will guide guests through hand-selected Argentinian varietals. The March Taste of Terroirs dinner is priced at $100 per guest (inclusive) and seating is limited. Reserve seats by calling Mille Fleurs directly at (858) 756-3085. Mille Fleurs’ monthly Taste of Terroirs wine dinner series launched in February 2014. Taste of Terroirs dinners are held at the restaurant the last Tuesday of every month, with each dinner highlighting a region of the world known for its wines through five wine tastings and three courses of culturally inspired cuisine.
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‘What Does it Take to Create one of the Top Wine Lists in the Country?’ Find out at March 25 Addison event Please join The American Institute of Wine & Food for its next event, “What Does it Take to Create one of the Top Wine Lists in the Country?” at Addison, The Grand Del Mar, on Tuesday, March 25, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Addison, with an award-winning wine list of 37,000 bottles, has just been named a James Beard Awards 2014 Semifinalist for Outstanding Wine Program. Learn what happens behind the scenes, the selection constraints, distributor relationships, how Parker and other raters influence quality issues, and much more from Addison Sommelier Elizabeth Huettinger, formerly of Spago Beverly Hills. The event includes a canapé reception, wine tastings, and a discussion with Addison Director and Executive Chef William Bradley, who was featured in the January 2014 Robb Report for winning the Masters Culinary Competition. AIWF members $80; Non-members $85. Sign up before March 17 by calling 619 297-0951 (leave message) or email llipton@rsfe. sdcoxmail.com. For more details about AIWF see www.aiwf.org.
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MARCH 13, 2014 - RANCHO SANTA FE REVIEW
Don Diego Scholarship Foundation issues a tribute to special scholar Rachel Dawson â€˘Rachelâ€™s parents will also establish a foundation in her honor All of the Legacy Bricks honoring Don Diego Scholarship Foundation recipients are as special as the scholars they represent. The bricks of scholars, board members and contributors embellish pathways at the Don Diego Legacy Brick Fountain in the Plaza de MĂŠxico at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. No brick is more special than that of Rachel Dawson, who received a scholarship in 1996 as she graduated from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. Rachel qualified for the $5,000 scholarship by exhibiting a prize-winning family quilt at the San Diego County Fair. She received additional scholarships, all totaling $17,000, enabling her to earn a BFA in Costume Design from Cal Arts after attending the Rhode Island School of Design and Pasadena Art Center. She was an Old Globe costume intern, worked for Disney Imagineering, designed puppets, painted portraits, sold hand-cut stationery and was planning a career in fabric and surface design. Rachel passed away from leukemia at age 34 on January 20, 2013. This serene and incredibly talented young woman accomplished much in her brief life, says her mother, Donna Dawson. â€œShe was like a comet, impressing people with her creativity, kindness and generosity, and then suddenly was gone. Two months after Rachel died, I received a beautiful bouquet of birthday roses from her. She had ordered them way ahead of time, in case she would not be here to give them to me herself.â€? Donna and her husband, Larry, plan to establish a
Rachel Dawson circa 1996.
â€˜Social Media, Sexting & Exploitation: Itâ€™s Not Going Awayâ€™ topic at Family Forumâ€™ Rachelâ€™s dog, Snickers, guards her brick. Snickers died in early 2014.
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foundation in their daughterâ€™s honor, saying, â€œWe want Rachelâ€™s creative spirit to live on and be nurtured in others.â€? For more on the foundation, contact the Dawsons at 619295-2705. Don Diego Executive Director Chana Mannen states, â€œAlthough we at Don Diego are very sad at Rachelâ€™s passing, we are amazed at her accomplishments and gratified that our scholarship could help her pursue her goals. Now, thanks to the Dawsonsâ€™ foundation, other young adults will be able to pursue theirs.â€? Rachel Dawson, all scholars dating back to the programâ€™s 1986 inception, and everyone who has purchased a customized Don Diego Legacy Brick will be feted on the Fairâ€™s June 7, 2014 opening day at a Legacy Brick Celebration honoring inaugural contributors. Proceeds from each brick support Don Diegoâ€™s mission of providing college scholarships to outstanding San Diego County high school seniors who have participated in Del Mar Fairgrounds events, as well as grants for agricultural education. To buy a Legacy Brick to commemorate a special occasion or person in your life, visit http://dondiegoscholarship.org/product/legacy-brick-program/.
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â€œSocial Media, Sexting & Exploitation: Itâ€™s Not Going Awayâ€? will be the topic at the March 26 San Dieguito Academy Family Forum. The event will be held from 6:30-8:15 p.m. at the Media Center at San Dieguito Academy High, 800 Santa Fe Drive Encinitas, CA 92024. Donâ€™t miss this opportunity to hear from students, cyber-education specialists and counselors about components of digital life, social media profiles, responsibilities and oneâ€™s â€œdigital trail â€œ in this panel presentation. There will be time for questions and answers. This event is free and open to the public. Middle school and high school students are welcome. Seating is limited â€“ reservations are required. Spanish translation is provided. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the San Dieguito Academy Parent Foundation.
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