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‘Pump Up the Volume’

BY KAREN BILLING The main house on the Rancho Santa Fe Association-owned Osuna Property has sold and the RSF Association board approved the sale at its March 21 meeting. The 3.3-acre property is currently in escrow for $1,750,000, according to Assistant Manager Ivan Holler. Between May 2012 and February 2013, the RSF Association received several offers on the property and entered escrow with three prospective buyers. The first two failed to remove their contingencies and their escrows were cancelled. The current buyer removed its contingencies on March 8. The sale will not become effective until 30 days after written notice is sent to all members of the Association. During that time, members have the opportunity to oppose the sale by submitting a petition signed by 100 voting members, forcing a Covenantwide vote. The notice was sent March 22 and if no opposition is received in those 30 days, the escrow can close anytime after. RSF Association Manager Pete Smith said that while the name of the buyer cannot be made public yet, the “buyer is a family that intends to live in the home.”

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Bary and Nancy Bailey and Sophia Alsadek show their support for Torrey Pines High School at the Torrey Pines High School Foundation’s ‘Pump Up the Volume’ fundraiser held March 23 at the Belly Up in Solana Beach. See page 8. PHOTO/JON CLARK

Osuna house sale in escrow


BY KAREN BILLING The Rancho Santa Fe Association has signed a letter of understanding to buy the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club for $2,369,250. The letter of understanding outlines several terms, one not binding, for the completion of the purchase. The planned purchase, the first from the newly named Covenant Enhancement Fund (formerly the Open Space fund), is the Association’s way of helping to solve the Garden Club’s struggles with the cost of maintaining the clubhouse as well as keeping the building as the valuable land-

Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club President Helen DiZio addresses the RSF Association board. PHOTO/KAREN BILLING mark that it has come to be in the village. “I think this will be a significant day in perhaps the history of Rancho Santa Fe,” said RSF Association Manager Pete Smith during

the March 21 meeting held on the patio of the Association office’s own garden, flowering trees serving as a scenic backdrop. “The desire See GARDEN, page 28

Water district to do another ‘cost of service’ study BY JOE TASH The Santa Fe Irrigation District is gearing up once again to study future cost and revenue projections, which could lead to recommendations for additional water rate increases for district customers. The district last conducted a “cost of service study” in 2010, which led to a proposal by dis-

trict staff to raise rates by up to 12 percent for three years, to a maximum of 36 percent. In fact, the district’s board of directors raised rates in increments of 12, 6 and 6 percent, with the most recent increase taking effect on Jan. 1 of this year. At the board’s meeting on Thursday, March 21, district staff recommended hiring Raftelis Fi-

Meeting on Golf Club’s tree management plan set BY KAREN BILLING The Rancho Santa Fe Association will hold a Covenantwide meeting to discuss the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club’s tree management plan on April 3 at 4 p.m. at the RSF Garden Club. Representatives from the Golf Club will be on hand to discuss their plan to remove 150 trees to improve course playability and greens conditions. A total of 48 trees will be replanted resulting in a net loss of 102 trees. According to the club, the driving factor behind the tree removal is to improve winter playing conditions. The club is also looking to be proactive in removing trees that are thin, weak and vulnerable, as well as species that are nearing the end of their natural lives. Some resistance to removing the trees has sprouted and an opposition flyer has circulated the village in recent weeks. All of the trees slated for removal have been marked and a map is available at the golf course for people to take a walking tour of the trees in the plan.

nancial Consultants, which also conducted the 2010 study, at an estimated cost of $130,000. However, directors voted to put the contract out for competitive bid, which will add several months to the process, said general manager Michael Bardin. That means the study may not be completed in time to implement any proposed rate in-

Benefit for SEALs

Madeleine and T. Boone Pickens hosted the ‘Second Annual Fundraiser to Benefit the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Foundation’ on March 23 at the Del Mar Country Club. See page 20. PHOTOS/MCKENZIE IMAGES

crease by Jan. 1, when the San Diego County Water Authority, which supplies the district’s imported water, is expected to increase its rates to member districts. Therefore, the Santa Fe district may have to dip into its rate stabilization fund, a reserve acSee WATER, page 28

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Rancho Santa Fe Review (Left) Marty Foltyn, CCA Foundation; Mayor Bob Filner; Joyce Dalessandro, SDUHSD (San Dieguito Union High School District) board; Beth Hergesheimer, SDUHSD board; Ken Noah, SDUHSD superintendent; Amy Herman, SDUHSD board; Barbara Groth, SDUHSD board; Brian AN DIEGO MAYOR BOB FILNER attended an official Grand KĂśhn, CCA principal.

Entrance work for The Inn at RSF approved BY KAREN BILLING The Rancho Santa Fe Association board March 21 approved new renovation work at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Robert Green, Association building commissioner, said the work is focused on the vehicular entrance off Linea Del Cielo. Currently this entrance is somewhat far from the door to the main building and sometimes causes confusion for guests, Green said. In an effort to create a more welcoming entrance to the resort, the proposed changes include a small single story porch structure with a large fireplace, a fountain, some seating areas, planters and decorative tile. The parking lot will also get additional landscaping with a tree, seating and planting which will result in the loss of two parking spaces. Green said The Inn is working on the possibility of re-striping the lot so no spaces will be lost. “We’ve really enjoyed working with the Art Jury to come up with a resolution that meets everyone’s common desires,� said Jim Chatfield, senior vice president of Inn owners JMI Realty. Chatfield said they aim to get the addi-

tions complete by July 4. He noted that the current grading work that can be seen on the property is re-leveling and re-sodding their lawn. Chatfield said there haven’t been a lot of changes to The Inn’s renovation’s plans that the board approved last year, which includes adding a spa, refreshing the lobby, guestrooms, restaurant area and pool. The only change was to their original plan to open up the existing bar into the lobby. The plan now is to move the bar to the current garden room, which will become the restaurant and bar. “You will be able to sit at the bar and look into downtown Rancho Santa Fe,� Chatfield said. Where the dining room is today will be a private dining and meeting room. The library will remain although they will “dress up� the fireplace and change out the flooring. RSF Association Director Ann Boon said she likes the changes they have made already, as well as their future plans. “It looks terrific, it’s going to be such a great enhancement for the community,� Boon said.

Liens placed on 13 RSF Covenant homes BY KAREN BILLING The RSF Association board voted March 21 to place liens on 13 Covenant homes that are delinquent on the first installment of the 2012-13 assessments. Steve Comstock, chief financial officer, said that they have been in contact with one of the owners and expect the assessment to be paid, although the RSF Association must move forward with the lien placement. Comstock said eight of the properties are new delinquencies. In addition to the liens, the property owners’ membership privileges have been revoked.


Opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Carmel Valley Farmers Market on March 21. The market was recently reopened by the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation. The market is open every Thursday, year-round, from 2:30 p.m. to dusk. Produced by the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation, the Carmel Valley Farmers Market is managed by Raquel Pena, who also manages the Ran-

cho Santa Fe Farmers Market in Fairbanks Ranch. Address: 5951 Village Center Loop Road, Carmel Valley, 92130.

Deadline is April 15 for inclusion in updated Village Business & Merchants Association map/directory The deadline is April 15 to be included in the updated map/directory for the RSF Village Business & Merchants Association. New member fee is $25; Map/directory fee is $50. Advertising is also available for members. Please send your business information and remittance to: VB & M Asso. at Box 2570, RSF, CA 92067. For more information, please call Marion Dodson at 858-756-3011.

Next San Dieguito Planning Group meeting is March 28 at RSF Garden Club Due to recent flooding at the RSF Fire Station, the meeting room is temporarily out of commission. Therefore the regular meeting of the San Dieguito Planning Group scheduled for March 28 at 7 p.m. will take place at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. The Garden Club is located at the corner of La Granada and Avenida de Acacias in the village of Rancho Santa Fe, across the street from the RSF Library. Agenda and minutes can be found at html This is not a permanent location, and the planning group will likely return to the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Department for its meeting of April 11. Check for updates in future issues of the Review.

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RSF ‘sleep coach’ and author of ‘Sleep or Die’ on a mission to fight sleep apnea BY KAREN BILLING Rancho Santa Fe resident William Headapohl has transformed from a sleep apnea sufferer to an “Apnea avenger.” Headapohl is a board member of the American Sleep Apnea Association and works as a sleep coach for ResMed’s “Wake Up to Sleep” initiative, drawing on his experiences and advice detailed in his book “Sleep or Die: Overcome Apnea Before it Overcomes You.” “My whole purpose now is to turn people into avengers and help them avenge evil sleep apnea,” Headapohl said. “The definition of avenge is to stomp out evil with asymmetrical fury. Sleep apnea must be stomped out with extreme prejudice because it’s a hidden killer and spawns so many other afflictions.” Headapohl said up to 90 percent of sleep apnea cases are undiagnosed and over the last 15 years that number has not changed, although it’s as common in this country as Type 2 diabetes. Headapohl said that one in five people has sleep apnea and it is manageable through therapy, but as successful treatments are so individualized there is a difficult barrier to getting people into the right treatment. Not to mention, there is a high level of denial in sleep apnea sufferers. “People will feel like they have been hit by a Mack truck every morning and still don’t believe that they have it. It’s very difficult to motivate people to take action,” Headapohl said. Sleep apnea is more than just snoring. Sleep apnea stops breathing, making your heart beat faster, raising your blood pressure and increasing the risk of heart attack. Sleep apnea also causes insufficient sleep that can affect cognitive function and make people sick with depression and gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), Headapohl said. Headapohl added that sleep apnea can affect insulin production, which leads to the development of diabetes, and studies show cancers progress more quickly in people who suffer from sleep apnea. It is more common in men than women and risk factors include being overweight and over the age of 40, but sleep apnea can strike at any age, even in childhood.

RSF’s William Headapohl works as a sleep coach and wrote the book “Sleep or Die.” Photo/ Karen Billing Learning other people’s stories has become critical to the success of treating sleep apnea, which is the reason why Headapohl has become involved in the public awareness effort. He wrote the book to give people practical advice, not coming from a doctor but someone who has been through it. With the Wake Up To Sleep campaign, an online

patient support community, he coaches patients, speaks at conventions and even participated in a twitter chat on March 20. “I actually think sleep apnea is somewhat hindered by its name because it doesn’t get across the gravity of the situation,” Headapohl said. He compares it to someone standing over a sleeping person and putting a pillow over their face every minute until they are gasping for air. “It’s like suffocating over a long period of time,” Headapohl said, wondering if calling it “the smothering disease” would get the point across better. Headapohl’s business experience has also helped him spread the word about sleep apnea. Headapohl grew up in Montana and came to California to attend Stanford University. In his career that includes being on the ground floor of several computer and Internet businesses, he compares himself to Forrest Gump; being in the right place at the right time and having no clue as to what was going on. He worked for Apple,

CNET and was a co-founder of the Internet ecommerce business He moved to San Diego to become the chief information officer for Gateway. He has since left Gateway and now works as a consultant both in sleep devices and IT-related matters. Headapohl was awakened to sleep apnea in 1990, when he and his father were touring the world on a oneway ticket. He remembers being in a New Zealand hotel room watching his father sleep and not being able to believe what he was seeing — his father would stop breathing and gasp for air. “At the time I didn’t realize what was happening,” said Headapohl. “When my father was diagnosed with sleep apnea, my eyes were opened and I realized this was much more than just a nightly annoyance.” His father had always had health issues such as heart disease, GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) and had developed diabetes — all ailments Headapohl believes can be traced back to untreated sleep apnea. A CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine was able to make

his father feel much better and live an extended life. His father had developed sleep apnea late in life but Headapohl took some convincing to believe that he had sleep apnea too and to do something about it. “I was in denial, like a typical person with apnea,” Headapohl said. More than just loud snoring, Headapohl suffered from extreme exhaustion — “When my children were born I could barely function for about a month,” he said — and had severe cognitive problems that affected his ability to keep track of things at work. He even dangerously fell asleep while driving. He opted to try for a surgical solution after hearing that surgery had a 70 percent cure rate. “I fell into the 30 percent side,” Headapohl said of the unsuccessful surgery on his tongue, throat and nose. Not liking the option of going in for a painful jaw surgery, he sought the advice of Peter Farrell, the cofounder of the San Diegobased medical equipment

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Local canine brings RSF center a seasonal visitor The vernal equinox is said to provide increased daylight, warming temperatures and the rebirth of flora and fauna. For Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Companion Animal Hospital, the first day of the season has brought an unexpected guest – a baby jackrabbit, veterinary workers are calling “Spring.” In a hospital where normal clients include a myriad of dogs and cats, a local canine turned out to be a uniquely gentle courier for the tiny rabbit’s delivery. A Rancho Santa Fe woman arrived at Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Companion Animal Hospital earlier this week with a tiny bunny huddled in a make-shift bed formed from an Ugg-slipper. She informed staffers that her dog had carried the tiny creature to her, in his mouth, and gently placed it at her feet. The jackrabbit appears to be only weeks old and is showing positive signs of life, although the Center workers have some concern about his back legs. Worried that they may be paralyzed, the baby bunny will be under constant surveillance over the upcoming days. “We really try to discourage people from disrupting nature and handling wild animals,” stated Chief of Staff Dr. Patricia Carter. “It is very possible that this bunny’s mother would have returned to look for it. I think the woman who dropped it off was well-intentioned and concerned that this bunny may have been injured or that the mother was gone for good. Now that it’s here, we’ll do everything we can to increase its chances for survival.” The days ahead of “Spring,” will include plenty of hydration, a warm place to sleep, and an intense focus on getting the tiny jackrabbit to eat and receive the best nutrition possible. If the veterinary team can get Spring back up and “hopping” he will be introduced back into the wild within a matter of months.

W i t h spring in full swing, Helen Wo o d w a r d Animal Center would like to remind the public of the following information: Removing bunnies from a nest greatly reduces their chance of survival. If an in“Spring.” dividual finds a wild nest of bunnies with no mother present, the nest must remain undisturbed. Mother rabbits forage during the day and return to their nests only at night, staying away as much as possible so as not to attract predators. If your dog disturbs a nest, please make all attempts to return the bunny to the nest uninjured. Nests should be reconstructed as best as possible with grass, hay and straw. Should the nest require a complete rebuild, try to place it no further than 10’ away from the original site. Dig a shallow hole about 3” deep and return as much of the original material as possible into this new nest, placing the baby bunnies inside. If the baby bunny appears to be injured, Helen Woodward Animal Center recommends that you call Project Wildlife at 619-225-9453 or the Wildlife Center at 858-278-2222. For information on the Helen Woodward Animal Center Companion Animal Hospital, dial 858-756-4469, visit or stop by at 6523 Helen Woodward Way, Suite 200 in Rancho Santa Fe.

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RSF Attack B96Green — Finalist at Las Vegas Players Showcase Soccer Tournament Led by Coach Malcolm Tovey, the RSF Attack B96 Green Team participated in the Las Vegas Players Showcase Soccer Tournament March 15-17. Many soccer teams from other states, including Hawaii and Arizona, participated in the Showcase. The RSF Attack B96 Green advanced out of the Bally’s BU16 Bracket into the semi-finals by defeating San Tan Soccer Club (from Arizona), Legends Football Club (from Los Angles), and Las Vegas Premier Soccer Club. The semifinal was well matched against Beach FC 96, a team from Orange County. It was settled by penalty kicks and RSF Attack prevailed to win. In the finals, the team played against Los Angeles Premier FC. It was an exciting final game with Los Angeles Premier winning. This was another strong showing of the RSF Attack B96 Green’s excellent players and team effort.

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(Above, l-r) Coach Andy Pollin, James Russeth, Jack Athan, Grant Pollin, Daniel Taich, Tony Rababy, Coach Kevin Russeth. Not shown: Will Stickney, KJ Raiszadeh, Andrey Semechkin. Photo/Jon Clark

Raptors win Junior Dunkers Championship The Raptors recently won the Junior Dunkers Championship of the RSF Community Center Instructional League. The Raptors held their trophy celebration on March 23 at the VP Racing Gasoline station in the RSF Village. VP Racing Gasoline made a congratulatory banner in the team’s honor and has displayed it over the last few weeks at the station.

(L-R) Solana Santa Fe Principal Julie Norby, PTO President Lisa O’Coyne and Earl Warren Middle School Principal Mary Anne Nuskin; Dr. Nancy Lynch, superintendent of the Solana Beach School District, Julie Norby, principal of Solana Santa Fe and Lisa O’Coyne, PTO president at the elementary school. Courtesey Stacey Phillips

Solana Santa Fe parents meet with Earl Warren Principal, Solana Beach School District Superintendent During Solana Santa Fe’s recent PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) meetings, parents had the opportunity to meet two influential women in the education field. Dr. Nancy Lynch, superintendent of the Solana Beach School District, recently gave parents a detailed presentation about bullying. Lynch, who has a background in bullying prevention, discussed what to look for and gave tips on how to handle different types of situations. She joined the SBSD district as superintendent in 2012. Mary Anne Nuskin, principal of Earl Warren Middle School, visited Solana Santa

Fe during another PTO meeting. She gave an overview of the school and answered questions. Earl Warren, which is part of the San Dieguito Union High School District, was recently recognized as a California Distinguished School. This award is given by the California State Board of Education to public schools that best represent exemplary and quality educational programs. More information about seventh grade registration is available on its web site: com/a/ or by calling 858755-1558. Photos courtesy of Stacey Phillips

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RSF Garden Club to host Village Tag Sale Back by popular demand, the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club will host its third annual tag sale April 27-28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the clubhouse, located at 17025 Avenida de Acacias. It is time for spring cleaning and the Garden Club will help with that formidable task. “Last year’s tag sale was a lot of fun, It motivated me to clean out my garage and I sold all that stuff,â€? said Garden Club member and co-chair Mary VanAnda. “It was definitely a win-win for me. I spent the day with my friends at the club; made a little money and my garage looks a lot better.â€? “It is a fun day with all sports of items available for sale,â€? said Linda Hahn, tag sale cochair. “In the past we have had everything from furniture, art, home dĂŠcor items, electronics, camping and sports equipment. You just never know what you might find. This year we have sellers from San Marcos to Ocean Beach and even more treasurers, large and small, from around the world. There will also be homemade baked goods and box lunches available throughout the day for sellers and buyers alike.â€? This is an annual fundraiser for the RSF Garden Club and admittance is free. Spaces for sellers are sold out for this year’s tag sale inside the club but a few spaces still remain available to rent in the garden. To reserve a space in the gazebo or garden, contact Maria Murphy at or (858) 832-1209. More information can be found about this and other Garden Club events at

R. Roger Rowe School to hold fun-filled Latin Festival April 4 R. Roger Rowe School will host its third annual Latin Festival on Thursday, April 4, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the school’s Performing Arts Center. Parents are welcome to join the fun at pick up from 2 p.m. The purpose of the event, hosted and sponsored by the RSF Education Foundation, is to recognize and celebrate Latin culture as an integral part of the school community. Live music will be provided by “TINKU,� a band that plays folk melodies with a focus on Andean rhythms and Latin favorites. Great food (tacos and quesadillas, fruit and aguas frescas) will be available for $2 each. In addition to Latin music and food, there will be an Arts & Crafts Fair providing

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an opportunity to browse and purchase affordable Latin crafts, jewelry and more. Special thanks goes to for donating a basket of goodies for a raffle. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the RSF Education Foundation.

(L-R) Rachel Douglass, Bertrand Hug, Melissa Russell, Linda Durket

Mille Fleurs to host Wine Gathering Party for RSF Community Center Mille Fleurs Restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe will host a “Wine Gathering� party for the RSF Community Center on Sunday, April 14, from 5-7 p.m. The event will be a promotional kick-off for the Community Center’s Gatsby Gala to be held on May 18 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Bertrand Hug, owner of Mille Fleurs, will donate the restaurant space as well as complimentary wine and appetizers. Space is limited to 65 attendees. Mille Fleurs will be open directly following the event for dinner reservations. Molly Wohlford, chair of the Community Center’s Gala committee said, “We are very thankful to Bertrand for his generous support and involvement. The Wine Gathering party will be a fun way to get the word out about our Gala and to collect wine for our ‘Instant Wine Cellar’ opportunity drawing.� A bottle of wine valued at $50 or more by each guest is requested. The Wine Connection in Flower Hill Plaza, Del Mar, has offered to personally select wines so that guests may pre-order their wine donation. Purchases will be picked up by the Gala Committee. Proceeds from the Wine Gathering Party and the main event, the Gatsby Gala at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club on May 18, support the operations of the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center a non-profit, 501c3 organization. Please contact the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center for information at 858-756-2461or visit

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Half-Price Sale on Food and Wine books to be held at RSF Book Cellar Patio The RSF Library Guild will hold a half-price sale on Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for books on food and wine at the Book Cellar Patio. The Guild will offer beautiful selections to please every palate and cook. The event will include refreshments. The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild & Book Cellar is located at 17040 Avenida de Acacias, RSF;; 858-756-4780.




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Former prosecutor examines weaknesses of criminal justice system in novel BY JOE TASH In a critical scene from the legal thriller “Defending Jacob,” the main character, a deputy district attorney, discovers a knife hidden in his teenage son’s drawer just after the boy’s schoolmate was found stabbed to death in some nearby woods. Rather than turn the knife in for scientific testing, prosecutor (and father) Andy Barber decides to throw it away, convinced the weapon will cast undue suspicion on his son. William Landay, himself a former prosecutor, is the author of “Defending Jacob,” and was the featured speaker at the Tuesday, March 19, Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society luncheon at The Grand Del Mar. (See event photos next issue — April 4.) In an interview before his talk, Landay said a number of people have asked him about his character’s action, and whether that is something a real-life prosecutor would — or should — have done. Landay recalled being approached by a retired homicide investigator at a reading, who told him, “Of course I’d get rid of it.” And Landay, the father of two young boys, agreed. “I would do anything for my boys. I’d walk through fire for them. I’d get rid of that knife, in Andy’s shoes, I’d do that in a heartbeat,” said Landay. One of the central dilemmas of the book is Andy Barber’s inner

Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society Chapter President Candace Humber, author William Landay, chapter leader Gayle Allen of Northern Trust. PHOTO/MCKENZIE IMAGES conflict between his sense of duty to the community where he has lived and worked as a prosecutor, and his bonds of love and loyalty to his son. The novel, Landay’s third published work, chronicles the arrest and trial of Andy Barber’s son, Jacob, and the effect it has on Andy’s family. Landay said he did not set out to become a crime novelist, but had an urge to write for many years that he indulged in his spare time whenever possible. His work as a prosecutor in the Boston area during the 1990s gave him many stories to work

with, and made him feel comfortable writing about the world of criminals, courts, detectives and attorneys. After writing part-time, and even taking sabbaticals from the District Attorney’s office, supporting himself by bartending and dipping into his retirement savings, Landay decided to leave his job and see if he could make it as a writer. The pressure to make a living at writing intensified when he got married and his wife became pregnant with the couple’s first child. They were at the obstetrician’s of-

fice for a pre-natal checkup when his cell phone rang. The call was from his agent, Landay said, informing him he had a deal to publish his crime novel “Mission Flats,” along with a second book yet to be written. “Defending Jacob,” which came out in 2012, is Landay’s third published novel, and film rights to the book were purchased last year by Warner Brothers. Now that Landay has three published novels under his belt (he’s written several others that remain on his computer’s hard drive), he isn’t anxious about whether he can make it on a professional level. But he still worries about continuously improving as a writer. “It never gets easier. I feel like an absolute beginner every time,” Landay said. “It’s a privilege to have a job where you’re tested every day. I have a lot of sleepless nights and that’s the trade-off.” He conceded that his insecurities may have more to do with personality than his chosen profession, because he recalled similar anxieties when he was working as a prosecutor. “Defending Jacob” also examines the weaknesses of the criminal justice system in which Landay worked for nearly a decade. “I do not believe in the court system, at least I do not think it is especially good at finding the truth. No lawyer does. We have all seen too many mistakes, too

many bad results. A jury verdict is just a guess — a well-intentioned guess, generally, but you simply cannot tell fact from fiction by taking a vote,” Andy Barber muses at one point, early in the novel. During the interview, and also in his talk before the audience, Landay said our present legal system hasn’t changed substantially since the Magna Carta, a 13th-century English document that limited the absolute power of monarchs over their subjects. Under our criminal justice system, said Landay, the entire burden of proof falls on the prosecution, which must prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. “Even loading the dice that much (in favor of defendants), are we satisfied there are enough safeguards built into the system?” he said. “I don’t know what the answer to that is.” He also spoke about our enduring fascination with stories of crime and punishment. “These are ancient, primal stories and we consume them over and over,” he said. “Stories about criminal acts and urges tell us something about ourselves.” The Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society is sponsored by Northern Trust. For information about the Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society, contact chapter leader Gayle Allen at 858-824-1203.

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‘Pump Up the Volume’ for Torrey Pines


he Torrey Pines High School Foundation held its annual “Pump Up the Volume” fundraiser at the Belly Up in Solana Beach on March 23. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase cutting-edge computers and other technology equipment for use by students. This year marks the Foundation’s 20th anniversary. For more information, visit For more photos, visit PHOTOS/JON CLARK

Julia Johnson, Alison King

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Ron Ferrari, Ron Butler, Jeff Busby, Helen Nordan

Heather Arnold, Kristi Becker, Melinda Johnson, Deena Holcomb

Carolyn and Andrew Singer, Lee Nordan

Tracey Hornbuckle, Sally Busby, Holly Scaglione (Left) Lynne Bath, Denise Small, Holly Coughlin, Terry Wolter

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Principal Brett Killeen, Robbie Chasse

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(Left) The Detroit Underground entertains at the Belly Up. Laura and Tim Perkins

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Ira Opper: The local father of action sports BY CLAIRE HARLIN He was an early pioneer bringing beach volleyball and the concept of action sports to ESPN. He was one of the producers behind the first regional sports cable network that eventually became Fox Sports Prime Ticket. He has the largest surf film archive in the world — and he’s lived locally for more than 30 years. Ira Opper, owner of Opper Sports Productions (OSP), is a native Southern Californian who started skateboarding when he was 12 years old — on a piece of plywood attached to his sister’s roller skate wheels — and began surfing shortly after that. He said he would hitchhike with his friends to the top of a hill in his Los Angeles-area neighborhood and they’d roll down, filming each other with Opper’s 8mm film camera, borrowed from his grandfather. “We actually destroyed a couple of them,” Opper laughed, adding that he passed up trade classes like wood and auto shop in high school to take photography. While those classes laid the foundation for his career in film, it was Opper’s love of surfing and boarding that inspired and guided him along the way, launching top networks and popular programs before starting OSP nearly 20 years ago so he could focus on two topics: extreme sports and the environment. But extreme sports — or action sports, as some call it — wasn’t always accepted as the uber popular and growing multibillion-dollar indus-

Ira Opper surfs Solana Beach. PHOTO/MOONWALKER

try that it is today. “The networks, they used to call action sports trash sports,” said Opper, now 64. “Corporate ESPN executives embraced pro sports but they called us trash producers. They called it that until Opper, working under his company, Frontline Video & Film, introduced to ESPN the concept of action sports — which has since taken on names such as extreme sports and adventure sports — with snowboard and jet ski competitions, as

well as surfing’s first nationally distributed magazine-format series, “Surfer Magazine TV.” He later produced “The Surfer’s Journal” documentaries, which aired weekly on OLN and National Geographic Adventure “I traveled all around the world documenting the sport of surfing,” Opper said. Back then, skateboarding, snowboarding, jetskiing and other extreme sports grew out of surfing’s popularity, he said, and even the action sports clothing brands grew from guys in their garages crafting clothing and gear that wouldn’t fall apart while in action. “Skateboarding was at one time something kids just did when there was no surf, and then the sport got a life of its own,” he said “like in the beginning snowboarding was banned on most mountains until the early 1990s; snowboarders were all known as rabble-rousers.” After graduating Arizona State University with a broadcast journalism degree, Opper admits he was quite the rabble-rouser himself, or at least he made some big cable executives think he was when he was living in Santa Barbara back in the early 1970s, when Cox refused airing a documentary he made about the dangers of nuclear waste. The film featured Ralph Nader, “an underground environmental hero” at that time, Opper said. The problem Opper, then a 22-year-old director, saw was this: Santa Barbara was surrounded by moun-

Robert ‘Wingnut’ Weaver, Opper and a cameraman film in Del Mar for ‘The Surfer’s Journal’ on Outdoor Life Network. tains and only could view cable programming, so he decided to get Cox Cable to air his documentary. But when his project was deemed too controversial by the company, he fought back at the Santa Barbara City Council. “We mobilized the community and informed them of the new cable laws for public access and ended up having Cox Cable’s franchise up for termination for violating the FCC,” Opper said. Cox sent some corporate guys in suits from their offices in Atlanta to the laid-back beach town — “to see who all these rabble-rousers were,” he said. “But instead they found a group of passionate filmmakers,” he said. “And in lieu of a public fight they gave me a job.” Working with Cox to build up the city’s local cable programing was not only one of Opper’s first major successes, but it created “a electronic soapbox” of programming for public, educational and governmental use which was highly embraced by viewers to this day. Opper said the experience also introduced him to local See OPPER, Page 25

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No detail has gone unattended in this richly fashioned and impeccably appointed 7,900 s.f. Mediteranean privately situated at the end of a cul-de-sac in the highly sought after westside Covenant. A dramatic motor court leads to the esate’s grand entrance with stately double doors and a vaulted foyer with expansive marble flooring. Palatial first floor master suite with spacious his/her baths. Views open to the recreational backyard and verdant hillsides beyond. Enveloped in resort caliber tropical landscaping with meandering pathways and fruit trees, the secluded 2.17 acre estate features a rock rimmed negative edge pool with elevated spa and waterfall. A gracious outdoor dining pavilion offers a ledger stone fireplace, barbecue and covered eating area. $4,499,000

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Custom built by Mike Cobrda, this timeless four bedroom, 5,200 s.f. home captures traditional warmth. With an unsurpassed northside cul-de-sac location, this property is within just a short walk to the community park. Feel like you’re in a French park while relaxing in the charming gazebo which overlooks the pool and landscaping beond. A lovely marble foyer is accented by a staircase leading to the master bedroom with his/her baths and closets, a warming fireplace and a viewing balcony. Family room with built-in entertainment center opens to the vaulted “French Farmhouse” kitchen which inspires the gourmet in every cook. Upstairs secondary bedroom could be utilized as a game room, exercise room or home theater. $2,295,000

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Stunning. Sophisticated. Single Level. Virtually nothing was left untouched and no expense was spared when doing the total makeover of this three bedroom and office home. You truly must view this property to appreciate the detail which went into this renovation. Gorgeous fireplaces make impressive statements with their dramatic mantels and hearths. Beautiful walnut hardwood flooring. Walls opened for spatial flow. Rich, ivory-hued granite surfaces. New walnut cabinetry. Ultra high-end sound system. Custom window treatments. New granite countertops, sinks & fixtures. Custom window treatments. Newly painted inside and out. Lush new landscaping frames this perfect property. $2,795,000

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Few homes better epitomize the world-renowned charm and character of Rancho Santa Fe than this historic Lilian Rice masterpiece. Refined and expanded to fit luxury lifestyles of today, this quaint hacienda-style estate nevertheless offers the artisan touches of the past throughout. Centered on an expansive central courtyard with pool, spa and sauna, nearly every room in the house opens to the outdoors and its stunning tropical gardens. Reflecting the romance of a bygone era, rooms are accented with fabulous sconces, chandeliers, hand-crafted drapery rods, walnut beams and flooring and meticulously designed tile work. An adult retreat, the master is especially inviting with separate fireplace-warmed sitting area and bath centered on a hammered copper tub and furniture caliber built-ins. $3,495,000

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Accomplished Cathedral Catholic junior brings joy to cancer patients with creative paper daffodils BY KAREN BILLING By a rough estimate, Cathedral Catholic High School (CCHS) junior Mikaela Greeven has made close to 800 paper daffodils in the last three years to distribute to cancer patients who are unable to have real flowers in their hospital rooms. Her tissue paper bundles of joy have spread hope and happiness to those who need it most. Mikaela takes inspiration from one of her teachers Jan Davis, who told Mikaela that “in life, you get to do things, you don’t have to do things.” She embraces that positive mindset of not taking anything for granted and using your potential and strength to your greatest ability. “Blossom your ideas and your goodness to the hearts and souls of others,” Mikaela said. “Lift people up and give them a sign that they’re not alone. Make someone smile every day.” The daffodil project began when Mikaela was a freshman and Lynn Flanagan, a CCHS parent and 16-year cancer survivor, came to speak to her class about her support group Linked by Lynn. Flanagan talked about the American Cancer Society’s Gift of Hope Day and how she and a group of fellow survivors would pass out daffodils, a symbol of hope and renewal, to every patient undergoing radiation and chemotherapy at Scripps Clinic and Green Hospital. She told the students that because of their weakened immune systems, the most ill patients are not allowed to receive real flowers. “It came across to me that they’re being forgotten,” Mikaela said. “It sparked an idea for me, I wanted to do something for them.” Flanagan said Mikaela approached her after the presentation and told her she enjoyed crafts and making paper flowers and wondered if the patients might like to receive them. Flanagan said she had no idea if this young high school student would follow through but was pleased to receive a delivery of five-dozen paper daffodils within the month. In her beginning efforts, Mikaela attached a prayer to

CCHS junior Mikaela Greeven makes paper flowers for cancer patients. Courtesy photo each flower. With her subsequent creations, she has also attached gloves to help warm patients because “they get really cold and have spikes in temperature when they are undergoing chemo,” as well as a tube of chapstick to soothe dry lips. The extra insight of what patients need comes from Mikaela’s internship in the oncology unit at Palomar Medical Center. “It’s hard [emotionally] ... working with cancer patients because I’ve seen several of them pass away and I get

very attached to them,” Mikaela said. “They’re my heroes because they’re trying to overcome the impossible and they want to live every day.” Mikaela also wrote a poem to go with her daffodils, encouraging strength in those fighting for their lives. “Never give up,” reads the poem. “I see strength in you. Take day by day and remember you are a blossom of life and light. I see you.” The words “most outstanding” and “most inspirational” have been attached to Mikaela’s name frequently as she’s received numerous scholarships and awards for academics as well as her service accomplishments. On the short list: she received the 2012 San Diego County Office of Education’s Most Inspirational Student Award; the 2013 Palomar Medical Center Pathmaker Internship Outstanding Dedication Award for having the most intern hours; and the 2012 Cathedral Catholic Most Outstanding Sophomore Award. She hesitates to list all of her activities partly because she’s so humble and partly because there are so many. Mikaela also plays soccer, water polo, is on the Cathedral Catholic swim team, runs cross country and is a junior lifeguard in Oceanside. She’s on the officer board for the National Honor Society school chapter and she’s a member of the Interact Club (the high school Rotary club) and Science Olympiad. She enjoys tutoring kids, “I love to see them flourish,” and is not embarrassed to admit she loves school. “I love to learn as much as I can, I love learning something every day,” Mikaela said. Getting recognized for her good works is something she doesn’t like to talk about, she just wants to do the work. “I like to be humble about it. I like being backstage,” Mikaela said. “For me it’s the care that goes inside of what I do, the purpose of what I try to drive at.” “I want Lynn to get recognition, she’s my inspiration for this whole thing. She’s taken her struggles and used it to better prepare girls of youth to be able to conquer their fears…She’s an amazing person to work with.”

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Ashley Hood, Mary Kay Zolezzi, Carrie Butler, Colleen Morgans, Teri Summerhays and Vicki Minteer dedicated their time, efforts and talents to create a wonderful environment where many cherished memories will take place for the foster girls who live and attend school at San Pasqual Academy. (Right) Mary Kay Zolezzi, Teri Summerhays and Vicki Minteer who helped design and coordinate the Girls’ Recreational Room at San Pasqual Academy.

Volunteers transform Girls’ Recreational Room at San Pasqual Academy There was a true collaboration of love, time, and endless energy that went into the design and implementation to refurbish the Girls’ Recreational Room at San Pasqual Academy, which is both home and school for foster teens. Members and sustaining members of National Charity League -San Diego del Norte Chapter, Jerome’s Furniture and Friends of San Pasqual Academy joined forces to make this transformation possible. A “Game Room” theme was created and the fun began. An old-fashioned popcorn trolley and popcorn cart, movie reels, a Hollywood sign and movie memorabilia, a designated video game corner, a piano that has musical art over it, board games, game tables and more were purchased for this special room. Giant Scrabble Letters were handpainted by Mary Kay Zolezzi and placed on a wall near the Book Area. Stars to remind the girl’s of their “star” qualities and invite hospitality were created. Collen Morgans created a very special collage of photographs of the 65 girls who currently live at San Pasqual Academy. The furniture was donated by Jerome’s Furniture and coordinated through Teri Summerhays and Debby Syverson. Other furniture pieces and accessories were purchased through National Charity League members and sustaining members Vicki Minteer, Carrie Butler and Colleen Morgans. Another highlight was the construction of a stage, where a karaoke venue was created, complete with

stage lighting. A Grand Opening of the Girls’ Recreational Room took place and each girl’s cottage created a special dish for the donors for this occasion. Attending was the design team from National Charity League -San Diego del Norte Chapter members and sustainers Vicki Minteer, Carrie Butler, Mary Kay Zolezzi and Teri Summerhays. When the doors to this spectacular room opened, the girls were thrilled to see their new Rec Room, to say the least. The collage of portraits was very special to them, since they felt a part of this creation. They knew that this room was created out of love and sacrifice for them and openly extended their gratitude to those who made this possible. It was a very festive event, filled with laughter, smiles and hugs. As the volunteers left, the girls were still up on stage, singing and dancing to the karoke songs. The fun and endearing memories were just starting and we know, due to the efforts of such wonderful donors, many more cherished memories will continue to be created in this very special room for these foster teens. Friends of San Pasqual Academy is a 501 c 3 organization and has been supporting the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy for over 10 years. For more information, please visit their website at or contact 858-7593298. Donations can be sent to PO Box 8202, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.

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Solana Santa Fe ‘Meet up in the Park’ Solana Santa Fe students enjoyed popsicles and some play time during a recent “Meet-up in the Park.” During the school’s recent parent-teacher conference week, students finished school at noon and were invited to spend an afternoon at Fairbanks Ranch Community Park. Photos courtesy of Stacey Phillips

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Fundraiser aids Navy SEAL Foundation


adeleine Pickens, owner of the Del Mar Country Club, hosted the “Second Annual Fundraiser to Benefit the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation” on March 23. The event featured golf, a cocktail reception, dinner, and silent and live auctions, all at the Del Mar Country Club. Proceeds will go to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation, which supports Navy SEALs and their families. Last year’s event raised over $550,000. For more information, visit: www.seal-nswfamilyfoundation. org. For more photos, visit PHOTOS/MCKENZIE IMAGES

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Horizon Prep ACSI Math Olympics Finalists


Horizon Prep recently announced its finalists for the ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Math Olympics. Students will now represent Horizon Prep at the District level competition on April 12. Students in 3rd through 8th grade are eligible to compete. Horizon Prep also celebrated March 14 (3.14) as “Pi Day.” Middle School students who recited at least five digits of the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter were rewarded with a slice of pie. One student, 6th grader Alex Partida, quickly accepted the challenge and became the “Pi Champ of Horizon Prep,” by reciting Pi to 120 digits! Visit

Horizon Prep Middle School ACSI Math Olympics Finalists: (1st Row, L-R) Abby Gammel, Camille Lundstedt, Kirsten Hilling, Taylor Sparks, Yechan Choi; (2nd Row, L-R) Jake Pezzi, D.J. Younkin, Carson Wright, Hayden Center, Tate Thompson, Antonio Partida, (Not pictured: Alex Partida).

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Horizon Prep 3rd-5th Grade ACSI Math Olympics Finalists: (1st Row, L-R) Nate Campbell, Trey Stepanow, Mia Mansukhani, Alex Hartung, Preston Wright (2nd Row, L-R) Chase Gianni, Joshua Jablonski, Daniel Hotson, Reece Bell, (Not pictured: Lucas Grizzle and Holli Horat)

Horizon Prep 6th Grader Alex Partida holds the new record for reciting Pi (the old record was 70 digits). He marked “Pi Day” by reciting Pi to 120 digits.

Conner’s Cause for Children Golf Classic is April 18 The 16th Annual Conner’s Cause for Children Golf Classic will be held April 18 at the Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos. Proceeds from this event to benefit families with the monumental task of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. Conner’s Cause for Children is the only non-profit organization in the San Diego region that offers direct family assistance for out-of-pocket expenses relating to any and all life threatening illnesses associated with children. The 16th Annual Golf Classic is one of three major Conner’s Cause fundraisers for the year. Entry fee includes greens fees with cart, box lunch, dinner, tee prizes, contests and more. Registration 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. shotgun start; Cocktails and silent auction 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6 p.m. Please call Tina Egge (760) 804-5948 or Karen Gliner (858) 794-4071 or register online at Golf Classic sponsorship opportunities available.

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Upcoming events at the RSF Community Center Join Us For Our Spring Break Camps! Spring Break is fast approaching and we are offering some great camps April 8-12 right here at the Community Center. Our in-house Camp Rancho will include lots of games, crafts and activities for your children to enjoy. Our Multi-sport Camp run by Coach Mike Rausa and his One on One staff will include basketball, soccer, dodgeball and ultimate roundball. The camps will run in two sessions(9 a.m.12 p.m. and 12-3 p.m.), the price for each session is $30 per child. Extended care is available from 8-9 a.m. and 3-5 p.m. for $10/hour per child. For more information, please give us a call at 858-756-2461. FREE! Open House & Demo Day- Tuesday, April 16, 2 - 4 p.m. Join us for a fun afternoon as we offer a live preview of our next session of classes. The instructors will be here demonstrating what their classes will offer your children in the coming weeks. There will be a bouncy house, free pizza, popcorn, water, and a raffle drawing for a free class, games and more! Stop by the Community Center right after school to enjoy all the festivities. For more information, please give us a call at 858-756-2461. For safety reasons, children must be supervised by a parent to attend. Session 4 Classes are Set to Begin the Week of April 22! Coming soon- be on the lookout for our Session 4 class

schedule. We are offering some exciting new classes so don’t miss out! New classes include: Clowning for Fun, MultiSport Madness, Hip-Hop Tricks, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Woodshop of Wonders, the Art of Beading and more! For more information, please give us a call at 858-756-2461. Adult Dodgeball is Coming to the RSFCC! Join us on Friday, April 19, for our very first Adult Dodgeball Tournament here at the RSFCC from 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. This event is open to those 21 years old and up.

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You can sign up as a team of 6 or as an individual and you will be placed on a team. Cost is $35 for players, $25 for spectators and includes food and beverages. Player registration is limited, so give us a call at 858-756-2461 to register or for more details. Rancho Santa Fe Sundowner Social! Wednesday, April 24, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. Cost is $25 for Community Center members, $35 for non-members. Enjoy an evening of socializing with local residents and businesses. Interested in promoting your business? A limited number of vendor tables are available. Admission includes appetizers and one drink ticket. Cash bar available. For more information or to register, please give us a call at 858-756-2461. Join us for our New Adult Lecture Series! We will be having three upcoming lectures here at the Community Center. Join us on April 4 from 6 – 7 p.m. when local psychologist Diana Weiss-Wisdom Ph.D. talks about the new science of love and what it says about how to create and maintain lasting love relationships for a lifetime. Whether you are looking to spend a meaningful hour with your partner fine-tuning your relationship, or wanting to know what to look for in your next love relationship, this talk has something to offer you. On May 2, and June 6, from 6 – 7 p.m., Diana Weiss-Wisdom, Ph.D. will also talk about the best ways to navigate the stepfamily experience and how to avoid the pitfalls. Cost is free for Community Center members and $10 for non-members for each lecture.

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Community Concerts of RSF closes season on a high note


ommunity Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe (CCRSF) closed its season with a concert by accomplished jazz band Side Street Strutters on March 22 at the Village Church Fellowship Hall. The band’s musical palette includes “over a half-century of jazz styles from early New Orleans Dixieland and blues to big band swing and popular standards. The Strutters have presented formal concerts, symphony pops performances and student outreach programs in 50 states, seven European countries, Canada and Mexico.” For more, visit For its 2013-2014 season, CCRSF again offers an eclectic selection of performers. For tickets and more information, visit www. For photos online, visit www. PHOTOS/JON CLARK

Ann McNulty, Marian Wilson

Ken Wood, Jeanie Botsford, Jan and Ken Dunford

Nena Haskins, Allan Clark, Bill Demmers

Bob Wilson, George and Diane Randolph, Lorraine Moriarty

Joan Chitiea, Carolyn Sweeney

Ed and Gigi Cramer

Dorie Gerber, Bill Webb Marilyn and Lou Tedesco

Jack Wheaton, Carol Streeter Georg’Ann Fletcher, Marilyn Fletcher

Gordy and Sue Bartow

The Side Street Strutters

Bibbi Herrmann, Dawnelle Tanner

Rosemary Nauert, Jeanette Webb

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REVIEW: Side Street Strutters provide perfect end to Community Concerts of RSF season BY DR. JACK WHEATON, MUSIC CRITIC, COMMUNITY CONCERTS In 1983 a group of talented musicians attending Arizona State University formed a musical ensemble whose artistic focus centered around the musical traditions of early New Orleans jazz. Now, over 25 years later, the same core members are still together and have expanded their musical palette to include over a half century of jazz styles from Dixieland and Blues, to Big Band Swing and popular standards. The Side Street Strutters still play regularly at Disneyland, going on 22 years! Friday night’s show was titled, “Shiny Stockings,” featuring the Swing era music of the ‘30s and ‘40s – Duke Ellington, Louis Prima, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and others. Some of the vocals were standard big hits like “At Last” and “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, “ sung with the original lyrics penned by Lorenz Hart (of Rodgers and Hart), and sung by Meloney Collins, who is emerging swiftly as a primo artist. The band is composed of trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, trombone, piano, bass, and drums. The newest member of the band, Meloney Collins, sang “At Last” as good as its originator, Etta James — that’s good! A unique number with the band was done by a fine trumpet-player, Greg Varlotta, who did a show-stopping routine on the mambo-classic, Perez Prado’s version of “Cherry Pink and Apple-Blossom White.” Later in the show Greg also demonstrated his talent as a tap-dancer, performing his own jazz arrangement of “Perdido” on trumpet while tap dancing at the same time...never seen anything like it! Another surprise was Rob Verdi’s sudden appearance on stage with the biggest saxophone I’ve ever seen, a contra-bass sax — a real museum piece. Rob showed all of us that it was still playable as he ripped into the popular jazz standard, “Stompin’ at the Savoy.” The concert was high-energy, well balanced (20 selections – each set), and kept moving! The Side Street Strutters, the best of all the top artists we have heard this year, received several standing ovations. If next year’s Community Concert Series is anywhere like this one, we are all in for a real treat — get your tickets. NOW. You won’t be sorry! ( PS: The band and singer did a short concert at our RSF Middle school that afternoon – also demonstrating to the kids the differences of Jazz, Swing, Blues and Dixieland...that’s a class act! For more information, visit

(Right) The Side Street Strutters Courtesy photo http:// sidestreetstrutters. com/

(Left) Side Street Strutters performer Rob Verdi (right) and Meloney Collins (left). Photo/Bonnie Colgan

Lecture to explore nexus of science, religion Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD will host a presentation about the hotly debated crossroads of science and religion, 3 p.m. April 2, at the Scripps Seaside Forum, 8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla. Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education and an internationally known expert on the evolution-creation debate, will present “In the Beginning: Science, Religion, and Origins” during the annual Richard H. and Glenda G. Rosenblatt Lectureship in Evolutionary Biology series. The event is free; seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


OPPER continued from page 9 city government and enlightened him in the process of taking on an issue and moving it forward. “I saw the effects on business, government and in return gave the community a unique resource … It was all very enlightening,” said Opper. “But deep down my real ambition was to get into sports television.” That goal came to fruition when A&G Productions invited Opper to San Diego to help start a regional sport network called “Box Seat,” and Opper settled in Solana Beach — where he was drawn to the beach and the eclecticism, and has stayed ever since. “Within six months Jerry Buss of the Lakers bought ‘Box Seat’ and moved it to L.A., and there was no way I was leaving Solana Beach,” Opper said, who started Frontline Video & Film when he decided to stay. Opper has been involved in the community with his wife of 27 years,

Gerri Retman-Opper, through milestones such as the city’s incorporation. The two have attended local civic meetings, served on committees and worked on many City Council campaigns. In addition, Gerri — at the initial nudge of her husband — spearheaded a 15 plus years-long battle to preserve from development the Gateway Property. Gerri and The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy mustered up funding from local lenders to buy the property in December 2011, and Gerri was honored for her efforts last year. “Both of us have similar values and goals and desires to see this beach community continue to be the jewel of California coast,” Opper said. “We’ve been through so much together to make that happen and look what has been accomplished; It just makes us more and more empowered to contribute to make Solana Beach an awesome community.”

Jane Anderson Mullins 1920 – 2013 Jane Anderson Mullins, a 35-year resident of Rancho Santa Fe, died on March 16, 2013, peacefully, at her home in the Ranch, after a brief final illness. She was 93 years old. Jane Mullins was born in New Jersey and raised in Chicago. She attended the University of Chicago, where she met Jack Mullins. They were happily married for more than 70 years, until his death in 2011. Jack and Jane traveled the world together, both for pleasure, and in connection with Jack’s work for American

Airlines. Over the years, they lived in Chicago, Detroit, Washington, DC, Dallas, Mexico City, Rolling Hills Estates and Greenwich, Connecticut. Jane was a generous volunteer and contributor to causes she felt were worthy ones. She spent many hours staffing the Library’s Book Cellar. She generously donated to most of the liberal causes that sent her unsolicited mail. One of her great pleasures was having Jack bring the mail home from the Post Office. After Jane lost much of her sight, Jack would read each request in full, and she’d tell him how much to send. Jane was very proud to be a strong supporter and volunteer for Planned Parenthood. She was, as she said, one of the “five Democrats in Rancho Santa Fe” and always hoped they’d all march together in the annual local parade. She owned as how they’d probably have to wear bags over their heads, though, to conceal their identities. Jane was also a fine athlete. She was a regular on the tennis court for many years, and skied in Park City,

Utah, until she was 80. One of her greatest passions was horseback riding, which she began as a child and continued through her years at Pecan Valley, the family ranch in Medina, Texas. During Connecticut’s dreary winters, she played a mean game of outdoor paddle tennis. Jane delighted in her friendships and in the easy companionability of the Ranch. She and Jack played bridge with friends for years. They were also among the founding members, thirty-some years ago, of the Pickwits Society of Rancho Santa Fe. The family is so grateful to Hospice-by-the-Sea of Solana Beach for their extraordinarily attentive and exceptionally fine care. For the past many years, Jane had been looked after by the wonderful caregivers of Excel In-Home Care Services. Jane was well-loved – and well-liked – by those closest to her. She leaves behind beloved family and friends. Family members grieving her death include her daughter, Judy Anderson Mullins and her wife, Morgan Stewart, of Woodside, CA;

daughter-in-law, Leslee Mullins; granddaughter, Marie Jane Mullins, and great-grand-daughter Shyla Mullins, all of Encinitas; grand-daughter Amanda Troche and her husband, Ray Troche, currently of New Haven, CT; and grandson, Jason Mullins, currently in San Jose, CA. Jane Mullins was pre-deceased by her husband Jack; her son David; her adored parents; and her three siblings. She leaves behind two generations of nieces and nephews who adore her, and her two wonderful and devoted sisters-in-law, Priscilla “Sidi” Keitel and Betty Clarke Anderson. A private gathering has been held. For those who wish to send a memorial gift, the family believes that Hospice-by-the-Sea would be a wonderful recipient. Of course, Jane would be absolutely delighted if you’d consider giving to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Emily’s List, the Sierra Club or an organization dedicated to helping animals.

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Education Matters/Opinion San Dieguito grapples with bond restrictions BY MARSHA SUTTON I know, I know … you’re bemoaning another column Marsha Sutton about bonds and school finance. Although it may make your eyes glaze over, there’s a lot of money at stake here, as the San Dieguito Union High School District moves forward with its publicly funded facilities projects. When last we left off, I was crowing about San Dieguito’s willingness to comply with the proposed legislation in Assembly Bill 182 that restricts how bonds are issued. Whether you were in favor of the bond or not, it matters little since that ship has already sailed. The point is, if you’ve got to have taxes (and apparently the voters in San Dieguito think we do), best to do it right. And with new school bond legislation that has popular public appeal and bipartisan support in Sacramento, it makes sense to

comply with the proposed rules of AB-182, even though those rules have not yet become law. Voters approved a $449 million facilities bond for San Dieguito last November, and the district is planning its first of four draws next month. Every draw after that is based on assumptions. “We will not know what is reality until we get closer to each one of those dates,” said Eric Dill, SDUHSD’s associate superintendent of business services, in a meeting Feb. 21. Crystal ball projections include whether – and how much – property values may (or may not) increase in the next few years. “If you had asked other districts in 2004 where they thought their assessed valuation would be in 2008, they would probably have vastly different assumptions than what actually ended up happening,” Dill said. Currently, the district assumes slow growth, “because that’s the reality that we’re living with right now,” he said.

SDUHSD took a “very long view” of assessed valuation in the district over time and learned it averaged about 6 percent, he said. “But we never get up to 6 percent in any of our assumptions.” For the next draw, anticipated in 2015, Dill said the district will carefully evaluate the market and the assessed value trends, before moving forward. “We’re going to be going through this exercise over and over and over again and refining where our projections are,” he said. “It could very well be we get into another period of explosive growth like we had before. If that happens, that will change what the outyear projections will look like.” But the reverse situation is possible. “If things are like they were for the last three years, suddenly we’re looking at negative growth, declines in our assessed valuation,” Dill said. “Then we will have decisions to make at that time. “Do we go out again for

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Letters to the Editor/Opinion

Hear the real truth about the RSF Golf Club’s tree management plan Mr. Pitman’s letter published in the March 21 edition of the Rancho Santa Fe Review was not accurate. Mr. Pitman’s headline was incorrect regarding the number of trees; there will be a net loss of 101 trees, not 200. Many trees will be replaced with a more suitable species than the trees that will be taken down. To address Mr. Pitman’s points: 1) We agree that the golf course is the glamour spot. To say it will look sterile is quite an exaggeration. We believe that the changes will be an enhancement and look great. We are not planning little replants but rather good-sized replacements. 2) There are no lumberjacks on the loose. Not to be nitpicking, but the golf course is not 100 years old but rather 84 years old. If you look at photos of the golf course in the 1930s you won’t see any trees at all. We are not blind but rather have foresight to avoid problems in the future. 3) We do thin out the branches every year, alternating the first 9 holes with the second nine holes. There is still too much shade on the fairways that prevents the sun from drying the fairways. 4) The roots from the trees do not prevent erosion, the turf does. When there is thin turf there is more possibility of erosion, but frankly that is not a problem. 5) The golf course will not be closed at all while the tree management plan is being

carried out. 6) The expense of removing the trees is less than what we pay for thinning out the branches every year and will save money in the long run. 7) The golf club members are entrusted with maintaining and managing the golf course. The members pay a substantial initiation fee and monthly dues to maintain and manage the course. While we realize the course is a community asset, we have enhanced the course over the years and should be trusted to continue to do what’s best for the community. 8) We agree that everyone should tour the course and read the handout that identifies the trees and why they are scheduled for removal. Many are at the end of their useful lives. Even trees die, you know. Also, some are being shaded by larger trees and are unhealthy. Others are being removed to enhance air flow and reduce the chance of passing disease from one to another. We ask that all residents become informed regarding our tree management plan and not rely on rumor and innuendo. Please attend the meeting on April 3 and hear the real truth about the tree management plan and hear the presentation given by an expert. Bill Roberts, Chairman Rancho Santa Fe Green Committee

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APNEA continued from page 3 company ResMed, who convinced him to use the CPAP. “When I first started using it, I was embarrassed. I would hide it when people were coming over to the house,” Headapohl said. As soon as he realized the treatment worked and he was empowering himself not be become a victim, he wasn’t as concerned with hiding it. “Instead of hiding it, I’m putting it out there because it turns out there are a huge number of people that have it,” Headapohl said. His book, “Sleep or Die” was released in July 2012. He wrestled with the tone and title of the book and in the end aimed to take the most serious approach that really hit home the seriousness of sleep apnea. He calls it his “stick book” because he sees himself as hitting people over the head with the information they need to know. In the book he details the different ways to treat sleep apnea, from putting on a CPAP every night to the “simplest but least easy to do” solution of diet and exercise — the heavier a person is, the worse sleep apnea tends to be and sometimes simply losing weight can relieve sleep apnea. With Wake Up To Sleep coaching, he speaks to about five to six people a week.

GARDEN continued from page 1 to preserve this historic community icon for future generations has been a key factor of both the Garden Club and the Association as we looked for ways to combine resources to protect this property. It’s the intent of the agreement that the Garden Club property be preserved as a community asset in perpetuity.” The purchase will also result in a way to give back to the community. Proceeds from the purchase price will be deposited into a special Community Fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation and an oversight panel will be in charge of awarding grant monies to the Ranch’s eight non-profit organizations, such as the RSF Community Center, Historical Society, Art Guild and Senior Center. The average net annual return on funds managed at the RSF Foundation for the last 10 years has been a very positive 6.4 percent, according to Executive Director Christy Wilson. Based on a payout rate, established each year by the Spending Policy of RSF Foundation, which is

Rancho Santa Fe Review He’s found people will get the equipment and have a lot of questions about the mask, about how it fits, how often to clean it. He shares insider tips of “stuff you can only learn the hard way,” like always having two masks when you travel in case you lose one. “The plan is to grow the program so more and more people are involved,” said Headapohl, who sees Wake Up to Sleep as being an invaluable resource for people whatever phase that they’re in, whether they want to hear more about recent research studies or they just want to know how to get their masks to work. This year Headapohl will participate in Sleep 2013, the same conference where he launched his book last year and will be participating in a webinar on April 10. He is also working on his second book on sleep apnea. After the “stick book” this book will be “the carrot,” talking about what’s so great about sleep, taking a more encouraging tone than “Sleep or Die.” He’s interested to see which approach resonates more with people. He’s hoping both. For more information, visit or For more information on headapohl’s book, “Sleep or Die,” visit http://www. or go to

typically between 3.5 percent – 5 percent, the amount of the new Community Fund money available to community groups annually could be as much as $152,000 annually. “It’s visionary, it really is,” Wilson said of the endowment. “It’s worked out in a way to really benefit everyone.” The proposed purchase of the RSF Garden Club will go out to a Covenant-wide vote that is purely advisory and not binding, Smith said. The advisory vote will be mailed to RSF Association members on April 5 and responses will be due back to the Association by April 30. The sale will also involve a Covenant modification to allow for public use. The RSF Garden Club is currently zoned for a private or semi-private club use only. According to Smith, the first step in the re-zoning process is to notify two-thirds of the Garden Club’s surrounding property owners, who have so far been supportive. Once the Association has the neighbors’ approval for the proposed re-zoning, a notice about the proposed re-zoning will be sent to the entire Covenant membership, likely at the beginning of May.

WATER continued from page 1 count, to make up the difference, Bardin said. “The wholesale water costs are going to go up and we’re going to need to generate additional revenue to cover those (costs),” Bardin said. The cost of service study will identify current revenues and expenditures, project future revenue requirements by forecasting operating and capital needs, and propose changes to current and future rates and fees, said a staff report. Once the study has been completed and a recommendation is made for rate increases for coming years, the district is required by law to notify ratepayers and hold a public hearing. The water rate proposal could cover a period of one to five years, a decision that will be made by the district’s board of directors. Bardin said he hopes to come back to the board with a recommendation to award a contract for the Covenant members will then have 30 days to file an opposition petition. If a petition is filed then a vote on the re-zoning will be sent out to the entire Association membership. However, if all goes as planned, the purchase of the RSF Garden Club by the RSF Association should be final around June 30. According to terms of the sale, the club will reserve certain rights to use the facilities and will continue to operate its “Upscale Resale Shoppe” under a 10-year renewable lease. The club’s parking lot will be made available for use by the public in the village area. The Garden Club dates back to 1926 and since its very first meeting, the club has functioned as a social hub for the community and served as everything from the beginnings of the Village Church to a Red Cross unit in the 1940s, where residents and members made wreaths for soldiers in the hospitals. They still make wreaths to this day during the holidays, now to decorate the walls of the RSF Senior Center. The money and land for the village clubhouse was donated to the club in 1975. The clubhouse has been a place for mahjong games, Cotillion, community meetings and events, and countless weddings. The Rancho Santa Fe School has held eighth grade graduations at the club for more than 50 years.

study in about two months, and the study itself will take six to eight months to complete. The district has two sources of water to serve its 19,400 customers, who live in Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch and Solana Beach — imported water, which it buys from the county water authority, and local water, which comes from Lake Hodges and treated at the district’s treatment plant. Increases in the cost of imported water, along with a need to pay for maintenance and upgrades of the district’s water pipes, valves and other infrastructure, have led to rate increases totaling 74 percent over the past six years. One aim of the new rate study, said Bardin, will be to look at whether the district can provide more detail in its bills, to make it clear to customers that some of the increased costs are coming directly from the district’s suppliers, the county water authority and Southern California’s Metropolitan Water Dis“The board feels very strongly that the Garden Club facility helps define our community and is a key amenity that sets us apart from other communities,” Smith said. RSF Garden Club President Helen DiZio said members of the Garden Club have always worked hard to support the community and in the early years it was the place to be. In recent years, however, the cost and time required to maintain the building has become a burden for club volunteers. Last year the club held a workshop to discuss possible solutions for the club, such as selling the building, leasing unused time to an outside interest or entering into a partnership with another organization. Many in attendance at that workshop expressed opinions in favor for the partnership idea and nobody wanted to sell. An outside interest taking over would mean they could risk losing the clubhouse altogether. Helen and Steve DiZio have been credited with revitalizing the club since taking it over in 2010, putting a social spark back into the club as well as turning things around financially, trimming overhead and boosting income from the Upscale Resale Shoppe. DiZio said that tireless volunteer hours have been spent to manage the resource and so much of the emphasis has been on maintaining the clubhouse that

trict, rather than from the district’s own operating costs. For example, Bardin said, the district is charged a set fee from the water authority for its program to expand reservoir capacity in San Diego County, which will provide a greater local supply of water in case of an earthquake or other natural disaster. Also, a planned desalination plant in Carlsbad will provide a more reliable local supply, but water from the plant will be more expensive, another factor in future water rate increases. “We think if we can pull some of those (costs) out, that really expands the dialogue of what are your water rates paying for?” Bardin said. At the same time, the district is working to keep a lid on costs within its control, such as labor and pensions, Bardin said. Currently, he said, the district’s rates are in the lowest 25 percent of San Diego County water agencies. “At the end of the they haven’t acted as a charitable organization as much as they could. With the Association taking the building over, it frees up the opportunity for the club to grow stronger and re-focus. “I feel we have a very bright future,” DiZio said. “We have lots to do and we know we can have an impact and we’re very excited to do so.” The RSF Foundation’s Wilson agreed with the sentiment that every community organization is now looking at a bright future with the help of this endowment. “No one believes more heartily in the strength of these organizations than I do,” said Wilson. “This endowment will play a strong role in enhancing the strength of our nonprofits.” Carla DiMare, president of the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center board, questioned why the center can’t just receive its portion of the proceeds from the sale outright. She requested that the Association “take out the middle person”— she said the center can manage the money on its own and that it would be put to great use immediately. Steve DiZio clarified that the endowment isn’t just an automatic handout to the organizations, saying there is a process to go through. Every year the organizations must present a proposal request for their funding needs and the panel will determine how best to allocate the funds. Funding

day, we believe that’s doing a good job,” he said. At its meeting Thursday, the board also heard a report about a draft “hazard mitigation plan” the district has prepared. This plan identifies potential risks to the district’s water supply, such as wildfires, earthquakes or dam failures, along with actions to eliminate or reduce those risks. The draft plan was prepared with a $30,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, said Bardin. The document is available for public review and comment on the district’s website,, and a public hearing to gather comments about the plan is set for 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, at the district’s offices. Once the plan is approved by FEMA and the district’s board of directors, the district will be eligible to seek federal grants for such projects as seismic retrofitting of district water storage tanks, said Bardin. authorization would require a super majority of four affirmative votes from an oversight panel. The oversight panel will be comprised of five members: Two from the RSF Association board, two from the RSF Garden Club board and a member from the RSF Foundation board. “It’s about enhancing our community; it’s not a band-aid for operations,” Wilson said. “This is an enhancement program, it’s important that we make that very clear.” The criteria for the distribution of grants has yet to be established and Wilson noted that the endowment is not just from the RSF Garden Club sale proceeds — anyone can make a contribution to the fund to help benefit the community. After the purchase, the Covenant Enhancement Fund’s remaining balance will be $634,000, which does not include the $1,600,000 net proceeds from the pending sale of the Osuna Ranch house, currently in escrow. In addition, the RSF Association will still have $1,020,000 in free reserves. The $55,000 ongoing annual cost of operating the club will be covered from funds allocated to the Covenant Enhancement Fund, which is 2.5 cents from the 14-cent assessment rate. In the current fiscal year, that fund will generate $958,000.

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the first draw will be all Current Interest bonds and no CABs, with less than a 4-to-1 ratio. Although the resolution passed by San Dieguito’s board allows for 32-year bonds, the district intends to reduce that limit to 25 years to comply with the proposed legislation. Ken Noah said the district could legally issue the first series of bonds for longer than 25 years because the law has not yet passed. But he is insisting that the district comply with the proposed rules. Dill said the district is modifying its timeline and is working to repay the debt in 25 years at less than a 3-to-1 ratio. The 25-year limit affects San Dieguito not immediately but in the long-term. “We still have enough room within our current assessed valuation for a 25year term to not affect the first two issuances,” Dill said. “We’d still be able to draw $160 million in Draw One and $125 million in Draw Two.” AB-182 stands a very good chance of passing. So it’s reasonable to follow the advice of Lockyer and McAllister and abide by the public will by complying with proposed laws designed to

more than four times the amount of the principal 2. A maximum maturity of 25 years McAllister is asking all school districts “to take a look at that bill and consider that there’s a good likelihood that these new rules will pass, and to structure any pending bond issuances within the limits of this proposed legislation,” Dill said. The scary words that triggered this legislation are Capital Appreciation bonds, which have acquired widespread notoriety lately. I asked how CABs figured into San Dieguito’s plans. “In our earlier scenarios that we ran, we only had one smaller CAB in our very last issuance,” Dill said. “It was a short-term CAB, and it would have fit into the confines of [AB-182].” He said the decision on the use of CABs would be made later and depended upon assessed value growth. If AV grows faster than anticipated, the last of the four draws might be all Current Interest bonds with no need for CABs, Dill said. “Or maybe we slow down and not issue CABs. We’ll have all of those decisions to make down the line, but we don’t anticipate that for a number of years.” He did guarantee that


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‘An Evening of Fashion and Fantasy’ highlights work of designer Zandra Rhodes

Zandra Rhodes with Erika Torri, flanked by two models whose former clients have included Princess Diana, Bianca Jagger, Freddie Mercury and many Hollywood celebrities. From her early years at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, where her peer was David Hockney, Rhodes discovered textile design then created her own outfits crafted around her unique fabrics when she was stymied by a conservative apparel industry, she said.


When a Rhodes original was modeled by actress Natalie Wood and photographed by the former U.S. Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, it catapulted Rhodes to fame and her unique style began to develop. A trip to China in 1979 introduced Rhodes to lyrical images of dragons and water and her signature, “wiggle” was born. In her lecture, looking back over five decades, Rhodes showed dra-

matic images of her textiles and fashion, as well as an insider peek at her Londonbased print studio, where a 27-foot-long section is devoted solely to the screening of her three-color pigment textile designs. Turning her attention to the exhibit of prints at the University Club, Rhodes explained that she used an earlier body of work based on a visit to Africa as inspiration for the costumes and

sets of Verdi’s “Aida.” Her 1986 “Secrets of the Nile Collection” — infused with a color palette of turquoise, gold, orange and lapis lazuli blue — and the “spectacular jewelry and the pleated figure-hugging dresses of the pharaohs” were adapted to create her theatrical opera designs, said Rhodes. Rhodes first worked for San Diego Opera when she created costumes and sets for Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” followed by Bizet’s “Pearl Fishers” which subsequently went on to tour San Francisco, New York, Washington and Montreal. Internationally acclaimed, the brilliantly colored, heavily patterned sets and costumes for “Aida” will be seen this April in San Diego for the first time. Italian conductor Daniele Callegari will make his San Diego Opera debut with Andrew Sinclair directing. The show will run from April 20 through April 28. Visit To see Rhodes’ exhibition, call the University Club concierge at (619) 234 5200 to arrange a visit. Her artwork will be displayed through April 29. Visit www. to learn more about Rhodes’ vast body of work.


‘Princess Amneris’

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BY DIANE Y. WELCH An exhibition of flamboyant Egyptian-inspired prints add a splash of color to the walls of the historic University Club of San Diego, located on the top floor of the Symphony Hall building in downtown San Diego. The archival prints — signed giclée sketches and drawings for the opera “Aida” — are the work of Del Mar-based British haute couture designer Zandra Rhodes, acclaimed for her color-infused, dramatic artistry. The exhibition is in partnership with La Jolla’s Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, which first showcased the exhibition in 2010. On March 14, Julie Walke, the University Club’s arts committee chair, introduced Rhodes to a sold-out crowd at a special reception, “An Evening of Fashion and Fantasy,” that featured prints of opera costume and set designs, accessories, books and more from Rhodes’ vast collections. Guests in attendance were treated to a rare presentation by Rhodes, who gave a humble history of her creative journey on the path to her current stature as a much-loved and collected award-winning designer

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Is it real? Lifelike invites a close examination of artworks based on commonplace objects and situations, which are startlingly realistic, often playful, and sometimes surreal. This international group exhibition features work from the 1960s to the present by more than 50 artists.

Join us for “eggstra” special hands-on activities that highlight the wonder of reproduction in the ocean. Meet egg-laying marine animals and their eggs, including squids, fishes, and sharks. Make a shark egg craft, listen to special stories, and participate in a unique underwater egg hunt (no baskets needed).

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Musical Milestones with Victoria Martino

Alison Balsom & Scottish Ensemble

Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and May 6, at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Accompanied by her longtime musical partner, James Lent, Victoria Martino will perform works ranging from the Renaissance to the 20th century; her lectures will juxtapose the music with visual art from the same regions and periods, and place it within its historical and cultural context.

Tickets: $75, $55, $25

Series tickets: $108 members, $138 nonmembers Individual tickets: $20 members, $25 nonmembers (858) 454-5872

MCASD Sherwood Auditorium A trumpet virtuoso that has twice been crowned “Female Artist of the Year” at the Classic BRITs, Alison Balsom is one of the most distinctive and ground-breaking musicians on the international circuit today.

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Souplantation ■ 3804 Valley Centre Drive, Carmel Valley ■ (858) 481-3225 ■ ■ The Vibe: Relaxed, casual

■ Open Since: 1993 ■ Reservations: No

■ Signature Dishes: Wonton Happiness Salad, Broccoli Madness Salad, chicken noodle soup, blueberry muffins, pizza focaccia bread, cheesy garlic focaccia

■ Patio Seating: Yes ■ Take Out: Yes

New skewer choices for meat lovers include Niman Ranch beef seasoned with salt and pepper, and cagefree chicken marinated with rosemary and garlic.

Mozzarella and Tomato Skewers are among Souplantation’s new add-on choices.

■ Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday

Among the newly offered cookies are white chocolate chip and macadamia nut, chocolate chunk and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

Carmel Valley’s Souplantation sports a remodel with emphasis on freshness On The Menu Recipe Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at Just click ‘Get The Recipe’ at the bottom of the story.

■ This week’s recipe: Souplantation’s Summer Lemon with Spiced Pecans Tossed Salad

Souplantation’s Carmel Valley location includes an enclosed patio with windows and heat lamps.

BY KELLEY CARLSON ach visit to Souplantation is nearly always a fresh experience. It’s not just because the food is prepared daily and most of the ingredients are grown locally, it’s also due to the fact that a patron can customize his or her meal every time they eat there, whether it’s a different soup, a variation in salad dressing, or a dessert that is only being offered that month. Of the 128 operating Souplantation restaurants, the Carmel Valley location is the first to undergo the farmers market-style remodel, and it held a grand reopening on Feb. 28. The dining room now has a more updated, contemporary look: The glass partitions between booths have been removed; new hardwood floors have been installed; there’s a brand-new salad bar, chalkboard menus, modern glasses and dishware; and background music includes contemporary pop music by artists such as John Mayer and Sheryl Crow. A communal table gives guests more of an opportunity to interact. “We’re all about choices,” emphasized Tammy Bailey, chief marketing officer of Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., parent company of Souplantation. Guests start their experience at the allyou-can-eat establishment by picking up a tray just inside the front doors, and most begin with the buffet-style salad bar, which features plenty of leafy greens and seemingly endless options of garnishes and dressings. Meanwhile, the Souplantation chefs slice and dice colorful vegetables in the middle of the salad bar. To the left of the salad bar are eight varieties of made-from-scratch soups, hot pastas (traditional marinara and fettuccine), baked goods, and soft-serve ice cream with four types of toppings. And just beyond the salad bar are the


Classic Creamy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Focaccia sprinkled with Ritz crackers are specialties in March.

Mandarin Spinach Salad with Caramelized Walnuts is one of the featured items this month. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON beverages, including freshly made Strawberry Lemonade, several types of brewed teas and fountain drinks. Local beers and wines will be offered soon, Bailey said. Along with the daily standard items, Souplantation has a monthly promotional menu. For example, this month — themed “Feel Like a Kid Again!” — there’s Grilled Cheese Focaccia sprinkled with Ritz crackers, which is ideal for dipping in the Classic Creamy Tomato Soup; Chocolate Brownie Muffins with bits of chocolate chunks; and the lightly dressed Mandarin Spinach Salad with Caramelized Walnuts.

Next month will highlight lemons. In addition, there are Limited Time Offers, or LTOs, on weekends, which often consist of warm desserts such as chocolate cake or red velvet cake at dinnertime, and the restaurant occasionally has holiday brunches. While the majority of the fare is all-youcan-eat and included in a base price, there are a few “add-ons.” For example, there are skewers for vegetarians and meat lovers: cage-free chicken marinated with rosemary and garlic; Niman Ranch beef seasoned with salt and pepper; and Mozzarella and Tomato with pieces separated by aromatic basil leaves. There are also decadent chocolate and vanilla bean cupcakes in mini and regular sizes; and large, indulgent cookies, including one with huge chunks of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Once patrons have chosen their items, they have the option of sitting in the large dining room — which was recently remodeled — or on the patio. The much smaller, enclosed patio can be just as lively, but it also can be a respite from the indoor activity. The lights strung along the ceiling provide a festive touch; heat lamps and windows moderate the temperatures. Regardless of where one sits, servers make sure to stop by each table and offer cookie “samples” such as Snickerdoodles. The staff is an asset at assisting with seatings and guiding guests with specific dietary needs. Bailey advises patrons to rely on the servers for advice on how to enhance the Souplantation experience. “They know all the tricks of the trade,” Bailey said, such as placing croutons in the bottom of a cup and pouring the soup on top. “They know the ‘secret recipes’ that have been created over the years.”

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RSF Village Market to raise money for The Vision of Children Foundation The Rancho Santa Fe Village Market will focus on vision disorders during its April point-of-purchase fundraiser. When customers check out, they will be asked if they would like to donate $1 or $5 to The Vision of Children Foundation (VOC), a San Diego-based charity. VOC raises money to fund researchers around the world who are working on cures for hereditary blindness and other vision disorders. It also provides a support network for hundreds of families nationwide and donates state-of-the-art hand-held magnifiers to schools. VOC was founded in 1991 by long-time Rancho Santa Fe residents Sam and Vivian Hardage, whose son was born with a rare genetic eye disorder called Ocular Albinism. At the time, very little was known about the disorder and they were told that there was no cure, no treatment and no hope. The Hardages found that unacceptable and vowed that no other parents should have to hear those words. Since then, VOC has been a pioneering force in driving research on hereditary vision disorders, many of which are lesser-known, and therefore, under-funded. “The focus is on finding the genetic pathway to various retinal eye disorders,” said Sam Hardage, who is also cofounder and chairman of The Hardage Group, a hotel and real estate development company headquartered in San Diego. “We know that gene therapy is a viable solution that has been proven to work. Still, there’s much more work to do before we can eradicate genetic eye diseases, and we’re very grateful for the Stump family’s willingness to help us raise funds so we can expand the number of researchers working on a cure.” In addition to the Village Market, the Stump’s Family Marketplace in Point Loma will also hold the month-long fundraiser for VOC.

RSF residents Sam and Vivian Hardage “We’re happy to give back to the community in which we operate,” said Matt Basham, manager of the Rancho Santa Fe Village Market. “We’ve worked with local sports teams, churches and scouts, and we just recently finished the Buy A Shamrock campaign to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association.” For more information on The Vision of Children Foundation, visit

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‘Paws in the Park’ to be held April 14 in Solana Beach The City of Solana Beach Parks and Recreation Commission will present “Paws in the Park” on Sunday, April 14, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at La Colonia Park (715 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach, 92075). The event will feature: •“Leash Your Fitness” — Exercise with Your Pet at 11:15 a.m. •“Coastal Express” Flyball Team at 11:30 a.m. •Pet Contests (Ugliest Dog, Cutest Dog, Smallest Dog, etc.) at 12:30 p.m. •More Flying Disc Dogs at 2 p.m. Food will be available for people and pets. Please bring gently used dog toys, leashes, blankets, etc. for donation to animal rescue groups. Animals will be available for adoption. Please bring pets on a leash. For more information, call Kirk Wenger at 858-7202453 or visit

Chloe Williams at Earl Warren Middle School with the food donation bin, kicking off the Hands Against Hunger food drive.

Teen Korps member leading Food Drive at Earl Warren Middle School Chloe Williams, a member of the Earl Warren Middle School Teen Korps, is leading a Hands Against Childhood Hunger Food Drive, powered by generationOn and Kids Korps USA, until Thursday, April 4, at Earl Warren Middle School. Students and residents can drop off food items, including boxed pasta, cereal, peanut butter, and canned goods to benefit North County Community Services, North County’s Food Bank, and military families. More than 1 in 5 kids don’t know where they’re next meal is coming from, and they need your help to keep them from going hungry. Please help and drop food donations in the bin at the EWMS front office (155 Stevens Avenue in Solana Beach) during school hours Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., and please, no damaged or glass containers or non-food items. Visit www.EWMSTeenKorps. for more details.

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April events at Del Mar Fairgrounds include Car Festival; Horse Shows; Healthy Living Festival; Home Improvement Show; Antique Show; Kids Expo and more The following events will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in April: •Goodguys hot rod & custom car festival The Goodguys 13th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals is Southern California’s largest hot rod & custom car festival featuring over 3,000 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars & trick trucks through 1972 vintage. The event will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds April 5-7. Visit •Fiesta Del Mar Arabian Horse Show April 5 - 7 Tierra Del Norte Arabian Horse Association and Desert Arabian Horse Association are bringing back their joint show Fiesta Del Mar, April 5-7. It is concurrent show and a qualifier for Region 1 and 2 Championships. For more information, http:// •Healthy Living Festival April 13 - 14 Come to the Healthy Living Festival this April and learn more about eating healthier, finding a healthy weight, getting into healthy activities and keeping a healthier home. Listen to experts share new ideas about lifestyle changes that can help you prevent disease and lower stress. Take part in free medical testing and screening. For more information, please contact: http://www.healthylivingfestival. com •Home Improvement Show April 12 - 14

This show features home improvement products and services offered by local businesses. For more information, visit http:// •Hullabaloo Family Music Festival With 14 major national awards in their hip pocket and a nine-year track record of glowing critical acclaim, San Diego’s own “free-range, organic” kidfolk duo, Hullabaloo, now presents its third annual Hullabaloo Family Music Festival on Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Paddock Green. The festival, sponsored by Clif Kid, features the music of Hullabaloo, Steve Poltz, Jambo and Raggle Taggle along with hands-on activities, a musical petting zoo, food and a variety of local family-friendly vendors. For tickets and information and information visit •Del Mar National Horse Show Western Week April 18 - 21 The first week of the Del Mar National Horse Show features Western classes, such as reining and trail. For more information, visit http:// •Night of the Horse – The Wild West Show This year’s theme is The Wild West with returning favorites Tommie Turvey and the One-Armed Bandit! This is a wonderful themed evening with amazing equestrian acts and is sure to please the whole family. Immediately


after the Night of the Horse stay for a free concert featuring country music’s, Herrick. For more information, visit http:// •The Del Mar Antique Show April 19 - 21 Antique show and sale. For $5.00 per item, attendees can have items appraised at the antique appraisal booth. Restoration services also are available. Please see show website for more information. For more information, visit http:// •Work at Home Business Expo April 20 - 21 This expo will have exhibitors and seminars on working from home. For more information, visit http:// •Del Mar National Horse Show Dressage Week April 25 - 28 For more information, visit http:// •San Diego Kids Expo & Fair April 27 - 28 The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair is both fun and entertaining for the entire family. More than 200 exhibitors will have all things related to kids. For more information, visit •The San Diego Wine Show April 27 - 28 This year’s San Diego Wine Show has something for amateur imbibers and carafe connoisseurs alike. For more information, visit

Head coach Katy Moyneur and the 2012 Torrey Pines varsity field hockey team. Photo by Holly Coughlin.

TPHS Field Hockey Clinic and Camp offered Girls interested in playing field hockey in middle school or high school should check out the Torrey Pines High School field hockey clinic on May 11 and field hockey summer camp June 25-28. Designed for players currently in 3rd through 8th grades, the clinic and camp will focus on the rules and basic skills of field hockey. Both are great ways for new players with no experience to try the sport for the first time and those who already play in junior high to sharpen their skills before high school tryouts in August. Both camp and clinic will be lead by Head Coach Katy Moyneur and her varsity team. The Falcons have won the San Diego County championship twice and 30 Torrey Pines players have gone on to play NCAA field hockey in college over the past decade. To register please click onto the Torrey Pines Field Hockey website ( and download the clinic and/or summer camp form. Questions can be directed to Coach Moyneur at


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‘Snooze, an AM Eatery’ to open at Del Mar Highlands Town Center •Sno oze to replace IHOP BY KAREN BILLING “Snooze, an AM Eatery” is coming to Del Mar Highlands Town Center, replacing IHOP. IHOP’s lease expires on March 31 and Snooze aims to open its doors for “breakfast all day and brunch all the time” by July or August this summer. Snooze currently has five locations in Colorado and a very popular location in Hillcrest. “We’re very excited about it,” said Rebecca Long, who handles marketing and community work for the restaurant group and whose official title is “All Purpose Flour” in a nod to Snooze’s playful concept. “The food, the ambiance are all a part of it. We’re all about friendly, fun service, as well as the great food.” Snooze’s menu changes seasonally and they use local and organic ingredients as much as possible. Their decadent pineapple upside down pancake is what they are known for and is always an option on the menu no matter the season. The evolving menu features a variety of egg options from creative benedicts to breakfast tacos. Their generous portions include picks like the OMG! French Toast, a fresh brioche stuffed with mascarpone and topped with vanilla crème, salted caramel, agave soaked strawberries and toasted coconut. The menu also includes “brunchy fare,” twists on classic lunch cuisine. Snooze also serves up a variety of mimosas (they have Snooze Booze champagne on tap, made exclusively for Snooze by Infinite Monkey Theorem) and Bloody Mary’s with infused vodkas.

“Snooze, an AM Eatery” is coming to Del Mar Highlands. It will be the second San Diego location, as the first is in Hillcrest. Anyone who has been to the Hillcrest location knows that there is a wait involved. “We can say that Hillcrest is our busiest location. Saturdays and Sundays the wait is up to two hours,” Long said. “We are very honored that people are willing to wait.” The design of the restaurant will have some of the Hillcrest elements, but will also have its own look. Long said they hope to incorporate a lot of re-purposed and recycled décor. “We like to say all of our restaurants are like sisters and brothers. They have the same last name but take on their own personality,” Long said. Like Hillcrest, Carmel Valley’s restaurant will have a big garage door opening but will also have a large open patio, bigger than the downtown location’s. Long said Snooze places a big focus on sustainability. Their Hillcrest location was one of the first restaurants in the city to compost, their buildings, rely on natural light and with their “12 Months of Green” project they aim to educate staff and customers on a new sustainability topic every month, from chemicals to energy efficiency. Being a part of the neighborhood is also a big focus for Snooze. Long said 1 percent of their total sales goes to help an organization in the community. In Hillcrest they have partnered with the ARTS (A Reason to Survive) organization; the Monarch School for homeless students; and The Center (San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center). Long is currently looking for community partners in this area. “When we were looking for our second location in San Diego, we were looking for an independent, unique neighborhood that we feel like we can join,” said Long. “With Hillcrest it was a fun, artsy and active community, and we feel there’s the same thing with Carmel Valley/Del Mar.” For more information, visit http://www.snoozeeatery. com/

Violinist to salute musical milestones in concert series at Athenaeum FROM ATHENAEUM REPORTS Violinist and art historian Victoria Martino, internationally recognized for championing the neglected works of major composers and artists, returns to the Athenaeum for a fivepart lecture/concert series, 7:30 p.m. Mondays in April, at 1008 Wall St. Each concert (April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) will celebrate anniversaries (birth and/or death) of some of history’s most illustrious composers. Accompanied by her longtime musical partner, James Lent, she will perform works ranging from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Her lectures will juxtapose the music with visual art from the same regions and periods, and place it within its historical and cultural context. Composers whose anniversaries will be featured are: Jehan Titelouze, John Dowland, Carlo Gesualdo, Heinrich Scheidemann, Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Arcangelo Corelli, Richard Wagner, Giuseppe Verdi, Witold Lutoslawski, Benjamin Britten, Francis Poulenc and Paul Hindemith. Tickets for the series are $108 members/$138 nonmembers; individual concerts $20 members/$25 nonmembers at (858) 454-5872 and

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St. Patrick’s Day at Children’s Library

La Jolla Music Society presents pianist Juho Pohjonen April 14


La Jolla Music Society continues this Season’s Discovery Series with the First Prize Winner of the International Young Artists Concerto Competition, Juho Pohjonen, at the Auditorium at TSRI on Sunday, April 14, at 3 pm. One of the brightest young instrumental talents to emerge from Finland, Pohjonen has attracted great attention as one of the Nordic country’s most intriguing and talented pianists. Widely praised for his broad range of repertoire from Bach to Salonen, his interpretations are known for their intensity, thoughtfulness and fearless musical conviction. The New York Times calls him an “exciting new talent” who performed “thrilling accounts of two fiendishly difficult works” at his American debut at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. His La Jolla Music Society debut performance will feature works by Mozart, Grieg and Nielsen. La Jolla Music Society enhances the concert-going experience by presenting “Preludes” – pre-concert chats and performances – prior to each performance. San Diego Youth Symphony students will perform at 2 pm. Concert tickets are $5-$30 and are available through the La Jolla Music Society box office, (858) 459-3728 and online at

ids at the Rancho Santa Fe Children’s Library celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by making shamrock pins on March 14. PHOTOS/KAREN BILLING

RSF Children’s Librarian Laurie Knodle with Connor and Vicki McMillen

Dolce Pane e Vino to hold 3rd Annual Buster’s Memorial Car Show April 14 Maya Wiemann and her lucky shamrock

Dolce Pane e Vino has announced the 3rd Annual Buster’s Memorial Car show will benefit the Wounded Warriors Project. Open to the public, entrance to the event is free and will be held Sunday, April 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. This unique display of automobiles offers car buffs the opportunity to get up close to some rare beauties. Enthusiasts can expect to see nearly 100 cars and will feature some of the most iconic classics, lavish exotics and hot rods, including Roadsters, Cords, Ferraris, Phantom, MGB, Bentleys and many more. To register call Steve Flowers at 858-832-1518. Dolce Pane e Vino is located at 16081San Dieguito Road in the Del Rayo Shopping Center in Rancho Santa Fe.

Alessa Digenti makes a shamrock pin at the Rancho Santa Fe Library. Craft time observer Mercy Holiday

Saylor and Jasper Holiday

Easter Egg event to be held at RSF Golf Club • The RSF Golf Club Easter Egg event will be held at 1 p.m. on March 31 for RSF Association members. 858-756-1182

Give the Gift of Caring BECOME A HOSPICE VOLUNTEER You can make a difference in the lives of hospice patients and their families. As a hospice volunteer, you give the gift of companionship and emotional support to hospice patients — and much needed support for their caregivers. Volunteers must be 18 or older and dedicate four hours a week to hospice care. To learn more, please call 1-800-SCRIPPS (727-4777), or email us at

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Kids get their veggies through chocolate milk thanks to local resident’s ‘Sneakz’ BY KAREN BILLING Torrey Pines High School graduate Allison Fowler’s new company is working on taking vegetables from yuck to yum for kids. Her new product Sneakz has found a way to get children a full serving of veggies hidden in a carton of chocolate milk. On a mission to prove vegetables are not the enemy, the organic skim chocolate milk packs a hidden punch of sweet potato, carrot and broccoli. “The response from moms and kids has been fantastic. Moms love the nutrition and kids think it tastes just like regular chocolate milk, they can’t get enough of it,” said Fowler, a 1998 graduate of Torrey Pines. Jimbo’s was one of the first retailers to get behind the product and first stocked it on its shelves in December of 2012. Sneakz is now in 148 stores in 12 states and its growth continues. The product’s biggest footprint is in Denver, where Fowler’s co-founding partner Charles Philp is based. “It’s really fun and exciting and I get to wear a fox costume sometimes,” said Fowler of her stints dressed as the Sneakz fox mascot. “You wouldn’t believe how many people want to take pictures with me.” Fowler’s career has always centered on bringing something new and unique to the market, filling a vacant space on consumer’s shelves. She began her career at Miller-Coors, where she was a part of the development of Miller 64, a concept to bring a lighter beer to consumers that would appeal to females. After Miller, she worked for the Kashi Company for four years in product innovation and brand management. “When you’re creating new products, it’s all about creating a unique point of view and solving consumer needs that are unmet,” Fowler said. In addition to rolling out Sneakz, she also works a day job doing business man-

Allison Fowler with her new product Sneakz. Courtesy photo

agement for her father Ronald Fowler, a Rancho Santa Fe resident who owns Liquid Investments Incorporated, a San Diego beer distributorship. “This is my early morning, nights and weekend passion,” Fowler said. The idea for Sneakz was born out of the troubling statistic that three-fourths of Americans don’t get their daily vegetable servings. Additionally, it’s an age-old battle getting children to eat their veggies. “I thought if you could make vegetables fun and more approachable and help moms sneak them in, you’d be doing a family a good service,” Fowler said. Fowler also noted that the flavored milk industry was big but there was no healthy alternative to chocolate milk. Normal chocolate milk has about 22 grams of sugar while Sneakz has 19 grams, and a majority of those sugars comes from the milk and the vegetables. They just add a touch of organic evaporated cane juice for taste. One carton also includes 50 percent of a daily recommended serving of Vitamin A and, unlike normal chocolate milk, it contains fiber, nine grams worth. Fowler and Philp experimented with potential mixes in Fowler’s kitchen with her juicer, discovering how cocoa can disguise a lot of the green notes of veggies. There were a lot of different iterations—the first versions were very thick because a full serving of vegetables is a substantial amount to hide. Young taste testers were employed to try out their concoctions. “If it tastes like spinach milk than kids are not going to drink it. And kids are very honest, they’ll tell you if they like it or they don’t,” Fowler said. They played with different levels once they found the magic mixture of sweet potato, carrots and broccoli, and then worked with a food developer to take the formula to the next level. Hoping to expand the Sneakz brand of products, Fowler is looking into a non-dairy option as she’s received a lot of feedback from mothers of children who are dairy-sensitive. They also aim to try new flavors such as a snickerdoodle flavor. “Eventually the platform will be not just a beverage and we could take it to any aisle of the grocery store,” said Fowler, who has visions of sneaking vegetables into crackers, yogurts and more. For more information, visit

Goodguys hot rod & custom car festival is April 5-7 The Goodguys 13th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals is Southern California’s largest hot rod & custom car festival featuring over 3,000 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars & trick trucks through 1972 vintage. The event will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds April 5-7. For more information, visit

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Budding authors at Horizon Prep Spring Author’s Tea! The Spring Author’s Tea at Horizon Prep honors budding authors who are writing above grade level or have vastly improved in their writing skills. “Author’s Tea is only held four times throughout the year,” says Horizon Prep Librarian Kelly Hendrickson, “so it is quite an honor to be chosen.” Students read their selections to a packed-house of camera and smart-phone toting adoring fans. Pieces included poetry, essays, personal narratives, fictional response, and descriptive writing. Several of the selections were so touching that there was hardly a dry eye in the house. After the program, students and visitors enjoyed lovely spring-themed dessert refreshments. Visit

Horizon Prep Spring Author’s Tea Honorees: First Row (L-R) Presley Taylor, Lauren Phillip, Angelina Savoia, Sophia Terramani, Hayden Bentley, Caryn Telfer, Abby McQuaid, Abby Phillips; Second Row (L-R) Maddie Giffin, Jenna Antonio, Grace Schreckengaust, Abby Gammel, Abby Phillips, Victoria Hoven, Joshua Coons, Kyra Hendrickson, Emma Crosbie, and Taylor Sparks. (Above right) Horizon Prep 7th Grader Joshua Coons mesmerized the audience with his fictional narrative at the Horizon Prep Spring Author’s Tea. (Above left) Horizon Prep 4th Grader Kate Phillips chose her big brother, 8th grader Caleb, as the subject of her Author’s Tea writing: a touching piece describing her big brother as her hero and a young man of God. (Bottom left) Horizon Prep Author’s Tea Honoree Taylor Sparks brought everyone to tears with her presentation honoring her Grandpa for his love, courage and military service in Korea. (L-R) Karen and Taylor Sparks, Jack and Anna Dodds, Sidney Sparks.

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Couple shares love of antiques and five generations of heritage at Bellini’s in SB BY CLAIRE HARLIN He was a fifth-generation Italian antique businessman. She was the coowner of a family antique business in Solana Beach. They met at an antique auction he was managing in Vista in 2001, fell in love, and in 2002, Bellini’s Antique Italia was born. Jacopo and April Bellini’s store, where shoppers can often find Italian relics dating back to the 16th century, stood at the southeast corner of Cedros Avenue and Lomas Santa Fe Drive for about a decade before it moved to its current, more visible location across the street, where people driving to the beach or strolling the Design District can catch a glimpse through the window of ornate pieces of decor and sparkling chandeliers. But the Solana Beach landmark isn’t the first Bellini’s — Jacopo’s father also had an antique business, as did his father’s father, in Jacopo’s hometown of Milan, Italy. He said the first family business was in existence around 1850 in Florence and was run by his great-

Jacopo and April Bellini great-grandfather. But back then, he said, the antique business was defined more by dealers and traders working out of warehouses than shop owners selling to the general public. “Now it’s about decoration, but back then it was about people collecting something they liked, something that was uncommon or strange or an artist’s work that had perceived

value,” Jacopo said, adding that the first antique collectors in his family were collecting items dating back to the 15th century — items that would likely now be locked away in a museum or worth millions. Jacopo’s father, for instance, collects angel wings that were removed or broken off of statues during the early 1900s or prior, when sculptures — usually in the

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form of winged angels or demons — were most commonly commissioned by the church. “There was a time when people didn’t like the religious sculptures,” he said. “They wanted something different so they took the wings off to not have the religious connotation, and it was hard to find a sculpture that wasn’t commissioned by the church.”

Bellini’s keeps up the tradition of accommodating collectors, who will let Jacopo know what they are looking for before the shop owner heads off on his quests for antiques. Jacopo takes several trips to Italy each year, spending up to three weeks there, both visiting his family in Milan and traveling nationwide, visiting his sources who buy directly from private people and families, many of whom have held on to the antiques through many generations. “Sometimes you can even get the story of a piece when it’s been in the family,” he said, adding that items are all packed carefully and fumigated for 28 days before being shipped in bulk to the U.S. If someone tried to buy a single item in Italy and ship it back under the same requirements, he said the process would be much more expensive. The oldest items at the shop right now are a 17th century prayer bench, as well as some ornate wooden doors from that same time period. The couple recently sold a 17th century

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Venetian headboard for $14,000. When it comes to seeking out items to sell in their shop, the couple has always employed a collaborative process. Jacopo even sends April photos from Italy of items in order to get her feedback. “We kind of complete each other,” Jacopo said. April added, “We love what we do and the pieces we sell, and we share an appreciation for the story behind them. I always think about the time period, that maybe the person who made it was carving by candlelight, and I think about the tools they chiseled it with … It’s an honor to bring these pieces here and to be able to provide them to others who might not know about them … It’s about sharing the love and appreciation, but also the educational aspect.” For more information, visit www.belliniimports. com. Bellini’s Antique Italia is located at 117 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, 92075; (858) 509-9399; Email: belliniimports@

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Q&A: The Grand Del Mar is the place to be for New York transplant Kenan Simmons – previously a vice president with New York City-based Leading Hotels of the World – is the executive director of sales & marketing at The Grand Del Mar, San Diego’s only Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond resort. With more than 20 years of experience in the luxury hotel niche, Simmons was with Leading Hotels of Kenan Simmons the World – a luxury hospitality organization representing the world’s finest hotels and resorts – for 15 years and served as its vice president, the Americas, since 2004. At The Grand Del Mar, he heads up all sales and marketing activities for San Diego’s multiple award-winning luxury resort, leveraging the resort’s many recent awards and successes to help develop and oversee group and leisure sales, marketing initiatives, advertising, collateral, social media and public relations. During his tenure at Leading Hotels of the World, Simmons worked his way up the ranks from sales manager to vice president. He was ultimately successful at revitalizing and recalibrating the company’s sales strategies, as well as directing eight regional sales offices in New York, Miami Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Mexico

City – concentrating on driving business growth, global sales initiatives, building the business brand and maintaining clientele. Simmons is a native of New York City metro area and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Niagara University in Niagara, New York. What brought you to this area? I have a family three young boys, and we wanted to make a quality of life change. I had lived in the New York City area my entire life, and my professional life has always been there as well. In New York, I was fortunate to work with some of the best luxury hotels/brands in the world. So, to make the change to a new city meant that it had to be the right opportunity. After only one visit to The Grand Del Mar, I knew this was the place for me! What are your favorite spots in town? Coming from the hustle and bustle of New York, I love everything about San Diego. I especially love Encinitas, which is the quintessential California laid-back beach town. We try to spend as much time as possible at the beach. What accomplishment are you most proud of? The Grand Del Mar just celebrated its five-year anniversary, and I’m proud to be part of a team that has garnered so many accolades and awards in such a short period of time. Some luxury hotels never reach this level. Who or what inspires you? Everyday life and all it brings inspires me!

Award-winning architect of India’s Lotus Temple to give presentation April 6 Fariborz Sahba, award-winning architect of India’s Lotus Temple, one of the world’s most visited buildings, will give a presentation on his work, his design process and his concept of “spiritual space,� at UC San Diego’s Price Center Theater (off Gilman Drive) on Saturday, April 6. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Parking and admission are free, and no reservations are required. Sahba will discuss both the design and construction of the Lotus Temple in Delhi, which he oversaw as project manager. The temple took 10 years to build, and has been called “the Taj Mahal of the 20th Century.� Another project designed and built by Sahba was the Terraces of the Shrine of the Ba’b in Haifa, Israel, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Both projects were commissioned by the Baha’i faith, of which Sahba is an adherent. Following the presentation, Sahba will take questions from the audience.

I’m inspired to see and experience as much as possible. If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite? My party would be an eclectic group: JFK, Steve Jobs, Ronald Reagan, Tiger Woods, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett, and Pope John Paul II. What are you currently reading? “No Easy Day� by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer What would be your dream vacation? We have three boys under the age of 6, so anywhere alone with my wife for a week would be dreamy. What are your favorite movies of all time? “Goodfellas� What is your most-prized possession? While it is not a possession, my family is the most important thing to me. My most-prized material possession is my collection of Scotty Cameron headcovers. What is your motto or philosophy of life? I’m not sure where I heard this, but it’s “Keep your eyes open and get on with it.�

Accomplished conductor brings PaciďŹ c Bach Project to RSF April 13 A unique classical music performance is coming to Rancho Santa Fe on Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m. at the Village Church. The Pacific Bach Project brings together baroque musicians and professional vocalists from across the country to present stylistically informed performances of Bach, along with real-time commentary that makes the music accessible to everyone. The ensemble is led by music director Rick Westerfield, former assistant conductor of both the Boston Symphony and the New York Philharmonic, praised by the Los Angeles Times as “a sure-handed and enlightened leader.â€? A reception follows the performance. Tickets: $25-$50 ($10 students) at or 800-838-3006. The Village Church is located at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067.

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Art historian James Grebl, Ph.D., will present four richly illustrated talks examining the history, architecture and art of Europe’s most intriguing castles, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in April at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The military, political and social roles of these complex, dramatic structures will also be explored. • April 4 – Castles of the British Isles: the Tower of London, founded in 1067 by William the Conqueror; legendary Irish castle of Blarney with its famous stone; and the fairytale setting of Scotland’s Glamis Castle, childhood home of the late Queen Mother. • April 11 – Castles of France: William the Conqueror’s great ruined fortress at Caen and the Palais des Papes at Avignon, some French châteaux in the ĂŽle de France and the Loire Valley, including Chambord. • April 18 – Castles of Germany: Schloss Neuschwanstein, the romantic dream castle built in the 19th century by Bavaria’s eccentric King Ludwig II, the equally stunning 12th century Burg Eltz, the historic SchĂśnburg, and many others. • April 25 – Castles of Austria: 11th century mountaintop Burg Hohenwerfen near Salzburg (used in the 1968 film “Where Eagles Dareâ€?); the Burg Hochosterwitz, crowning a peak in Carinthia; and the 16th century fortified palace of Schloss Ambras near Innsbruck. Series: $40, $60; Individual: $12, $17. (858) 454-5872.

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he children at Diegueño Country School are going green! All Diegueño students, grades K through sixth, have been involved in a year-long study that has made them “experts” in areas of promoting environmental awareness. Their goal was to create student-led initiatives that would empower them to make the world a healthier place. Beaches were cleaned, micro-trash was hunted, composts were built, a garden was harvested, and tons of electronics were collected. Diegueño’s first Green Team even reduced the school’s weekly amount of garbage by over one third! On the evening of March 21, International Earth Day, the school celebrated these successes with a Green Fair. The evening included a trash-free family picnic, an outdoor concert with renowned children’s group The Banana Slug String Band, a two-story eco-friendly double-decker bus, wild birds of prey, a green fashion exhibit, local grass root organizations, and a visit from Bag Monster – a creature made from 500 plastic bags! For more information, visit For more photos, visit PHOTOS/JON CLARK

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With courage reflecting her ancestry and confidence befitting a Scout, 16-year-old Brittany Pain, student at La Costa Canyon High School, educated her elders in a power point presentation on the topic of “Earliest People Along the San Dieguito Coast — Who Were They and Where Are Their Descendants Today?” The monthly luncheon meeting of the De Anza Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution March was held March 2 at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Brittany’s mother, Betsy Pain, a De Anza Chapter member, and grandmother, Marti Meiners, De Anza 1st Vice Regent, were in the audience — three generations of daughters descended from John King, a soldier from Georgia who fought in the American Revolution. Brittany is a member of the Red, White, and Blue Society, Children of the American Revolution, and her brothers, David and Clark Pain, are Sons of the American Revolution. Brittany is also a member of the Senior Girl Scout Troop 1288. She is currently working on her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. The award challenges girls to tackle a community problem sustainable for the future. “Evidence of the original inhabitants on the San Dieguito coast has been found in local archaeological excavations,” Brittany

Three generations of Daughters: Betsy Pain, Brittany Pain, and 1st Vice Regent Marti Meiners. said. “The Harris site, along the San Dieguito River in Rancho Santa Fe, shows evidence of early people in the area around 9,000 years ago.” Two skeletons found in the bluffs above La Jolla show evidence of early inhabitants as far back as 10,000 years ago. Those remains are among the oldest found in North America. Brittany’s interest in the early history of native inhabitants of San Diego County was inspired by her mother, archeologist and professor Betsy Pain, who took Brittany on her field research in the area. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890. Its members are descended from patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one

Brittany Pain and Regent Laurel Lemarié of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. De Anza Chapter members live in the North County coastal communities from Carmel Valley to Carlsbad. For more information, call Laurel Lemarié, 858-756-2835, or visit

Theatre School at North Coast Rep presents ‘Alice in Wonderland’ The Theatre School at North Coast Rep will present “Alice in Wonderland” March 28-31 at The North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 92075. Join Alice’s madcap adventures in Wonderland, as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game. The production drew children of all ages. RSF student residents in the cast include: Mariel Alexander (Queen of Hearts) and Anna Tullie (Cheshire Cat). Directed by Siobhan Sullivan; Musical Direction by Susan Hunui. Based on the 1951 Disney film Alice in Wonderland and the novels The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. Performance times: 5

Front Row from left: Micah Fong (Alice) and Francesca Fong (Small Alice). Back Row from left: Nicole Phan (Tall Alice), Christian Jaeger (Mad Hatter), Sara Wolfkind (White Rabbit). Darin Fong Photography p.m. on March 28; 7 p.m. on March 29; 2 and 5 p.m. on March 30; and 3 p.m. on March 31. Tickets: $12 for children (up to age 17) and $16 for adults. Call (858) 481-1055 or visit

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To Your Health: Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia seminars that address many of the issues caregivers face, help them learn skills to cope both physically and emotionally, and provide information and resources that can ease the daily challenges for both caregiver and patient. Once family members begin to notice behavioral or cognitive changes with their loved one, they often don’t know what to do or where to turn for help. The first step is a medical assessment, usually by a neurologist, who can make an official diagnosis and provide information and guidance to the family. A psychiatrist can provide valuable insight on behavioral issues to help caregivers understand the changes that may occur and how to best manage them. Psychiatrists may also address treatment options, including medication to slow the progress of the disease. Other medications can help control agitation and irritability, while non-medical treatments such as creating structured routine can also help the patient feel better — which, in turn, benefits the caregiver. In addition to helping caregivers develop skills to care for patients with dementia, it is especially important for them to take care of themselves. This includes making sure they are eating well, exercising, getting enough sleep, and taking breaks from their caregiving responsibilities to prevent “burn out.” Techniques such as mindfulness-based stress reduction can help caregivers be aware of and mitigate their stress. Inevitable emotional struggles with guilt, frustration and depression must be addressed. Caregivers need to know that these feelings are normal and common, and learn healthy ways to deal with them. When caregivers are able to overcome negative emotions and more effectively manage stress, both they and their patients benefit. Finally, legal and financial professionals can help caregivers navigate the often confusing issues of medical expenses and health care directives. Join Debra Lobatz, MFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist, on Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for a free conference designed specifically for caregivers. Professionals will cover topics including neurological and psychological perspectives and legal and financial considerations. For more information or to register, call 1-800-SCRIPPS.


Walk for Salk 5K and lab tour to be held April 13 Join the Salk Institute for Biological Studies on April 13 for the first “ 5K Walk for Salk” and Explore Salk open house. Registration for the walk opens at 8 a.m. and is $35, which covers snacks, water and a goodie bag. The ADA and stroller-friendly route starts at Salk Institute Road at Torrey Pines, goes up and back on North Torrey Pines, ends at North Torrey Pines Road at Torrey Scenic Drive. The Walk benefits Salk research. After the Walk, explore the labs where cures are discovered at their free community open house, which will have a health and wellness festival with vendor booths, speakers and family activities throughout the day. There will be guided lab tours, for which pre-registration is required, that will provide guests an opportunity to meet with scientists and learn about specific areas of research, including: cancer, dynamic brain, genomic medicine, healthy aging, plant biology and core technologies. Open slots for the tours start at noon. To sign up for a guided lab tour or to register for the Walk, visit and for additional information call (858) 597-0657.

Fashion show and luncheon to benefit neurological disease research San Dieguito Chapter Brandeis National Committee brings “Spring to Life” with a fashion show and luncheon April 10 at The Crosby, 17102 Bing Crosby Blvd., San Diego. Models will be featured wearing fashions from Vickie Kay’s of Carlsbad and Oh-La-La Designs. Proceeds from this event and all other chapter events go to the support of the Brandeis University three-year campaign “Sustaining the Mind” in support of scholars and researchers examining the causes and seeking cures for neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. For more information or to make a reservation, please call: 858 487-1422 or e-mail:

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BY DEBRA LOBATZ, MFT, SCRIPPS HEALTH Nearly everyone forgets where they left the car keys or the name of someone they met just minutes ago. For most of us, such absentmindedness is common and not a concern. Dementia, however, is a completely different matter. Dementia is characterized by serious cognitive impairment, such as significant memory loss, confusion, and behavioral changes. Alzheimer’s disease, which affects 5.4 million Americans, is the most common type of dementia. While the majority of people with Alzheimer’s disease are age 65 and older, up to 5 percent begin to experience symptoms in their 50s or even their 40s. This is known as early-onset Alzheimer’s, and is becoming more prevalent. Though Alzheimer’s effects may be mild at first, they can become progressively more severe as patients lose the ability to find their way around their neighborhoods, navigate the inside of their homes or even recognize loved ones. In the later stages of the disease, patients may be unable to complete basic tasks, such as cooking, dressing and caring for themselves. At this point, they may need round-theclock care to ensure that they are getting proper nutrition, taking care of their personal hygiene and not endangering themselves. Nearly 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. The challenges of caring for someone with dementia may feel overwhelming for family members and friends. For the caregiver, frustration, helplessness, guilt and depression may result from being unable to communicate with a loved one or understand what they want or need. Behavioral issues such as agitation, belligerence or violent behavior can be extremely difficult to manage. If the patient does not have a professional caregiver, family members and friends have the added stress of caring for their own families, going to work, and meeting their own personal needs, as well as concerns about how to afford the costs of care. For caregivers who are very close to the patient, such as spouses, it can often be difficult to see the changes in their loved one and accept that their condition will not improve. Given all of these stressors, the emotional and physical toll on caregivers can be significant. As a therapist who works closely with caregivers, I offer

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avid Schroedl and Amity Taylor of David Schroedl & Associates, Pacific Sothebys International Realty held a special event March 23 to preview their newest luxury listing at 7795 Starlight Drive, La Jolla — offered at $3.8 million -$4.2 million. The event was held in collaboration with Alexander Salazar Fine Art and featured great art, music, wine and hors d’oeuvres. For more information on the home, visit PacificSothebysRealty. com or call 858-926-3060; visit ww. For more photos, visit PHOTOS/MCKENZIE IMAGES

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RSF Senior Center programs and services BY TERRIE LITWIN, RSF SENIOR CENTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Resource and Referral Service: Available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.: Seniors and family members needing information about senior services can call or meet with a staff member to address a wide variety of needs (858) 756-3041. Balance & Fall Prevention Fitness Class: Monday mornings at 10:45 a.m.: Licensed physical Therapist, Jim Prussack, provides practical and useful exercise techniques to improve balance, strengthen muscles, and help prevent falls. A $5 charge for each class is paid to the instructor. Classical Music Appreciation: Every other Monday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. (4/8, 4/22, May dates TBA). Instructor Randy Malin leads a class featuring classical music composers and the music that has endured through the ages. Art History Video Lecture: Every other Monday from 2 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. (4/1, 4/15, 4/29, May dates TBA) enjoy a fine art video lecture series from the Great Courses, Teaching Company®. Oil Painting Class: Every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.: Bring your favorite photos to life with oil paints, from portraits to landscapes! This class is appropriate for all artists from beginning to advanced. There is no fee for the class. Students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. The instructor is local artist, Lynne Zimet. Please call (858) 756-3041 for more information. Mahjong Lessons: Mahjong is a game involving skill, strategy, calculation, and a

certain degree of chance. The game originated in China and is played with a set of tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols. Mahjong lessons begin Thursday, April 4, at 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and Terrie Litwin will end Thursday, June 6. There is no charge. Please call to register (858) 756-3041. Watercolor Class: Twice a month on Friday from 10 a.m. until noon (4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24) Local artist, Pat Beck, provides students with tips and techniques to create beautiful pieces of art. There is no fee for the class. Students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. Please call (858) 7563041 for more information. Rancho San Café, French Discussion Group: First and third Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: A wonderful opportunity for those with intermediate to advanced French language skills to enjoy a cup of coffee while conversing in French. Blood Pressure Checks: Last Thursday of the month from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.: This free service is provided by San Diego Medical Services. No appointment necessary! Writer’s Talk: First Friday of the month from 10 a.m. until noon: Facilitated by Garrett Chaffin-Quiray. Each workshop will include a conversation about a particular author, and one of their critically acclaimed

short stories. The discussion will be followed by a writing workshop (optional) for participants interested in crafting their own stories. Acting Class with Monty Silverstone: Instructor Monty Silverstone, accomplished actor and father of Hollywood actress Alicia Silverstone, will teach students about monologues, scene study, and cold reading from scripts. Please call (858) 756-3041 for information. For more information about any of the Senior Center’s programs, events and classes or to be added to the mailing list, please call (858) 756-3041. Additional special programs will be announced as they are scheduled.

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Lecture on ‘Youth Suicide Prevention’ is April 11 The International Bipolar Foundation will hold its free monthly mental health lecture on April 11 with Kelly Cavanaugh on, “Youth Suicide Prevention Using the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program.” Lecture: 6-7 p.m.; Social: 5:30-6 p.m. Cavanaugh is the Youth and Program Coordinator for the San Diego Chapter of the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program. Born and raised in San Diego, she has been volunteering or working with the Yellow Ribbon Program since she was a senior at Rancho Bernardo High School.| Cavanaugh is a trained YRSPP presenter. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2009 with a bachelor of science degree in psychology and later from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013 with a master’s degree in behavioral neuroscience with special focus on both post-traumatic stress disorder and incentive learning. Cavanaugh has extensive experience speaking about suicide prevention and the link between depression and suicide. She has provided comprehensive suicide prevention education to middle/high students, staff, and parents. In addition, she has presented suicide prevention training for colleges, health classes, civic groups, health and wellness fairs and community based organizations throughout San Diego. Location: Sanford Children’s Research Center (Building 12), 10905 Road to the Cure San Diego, CA 92121. Please RSVP to Event and parking are free.


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Ask the Plastic Surgeons By Wendell Smoot, MD, Reza Sadrian, MD, Carol Hollan, MD and John Smoot, MD Q. I understand that plastic surgery procedures have been on the rise. Which procedures have fueled this growth? A. This is an excellent question. According to statistics recently released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 14.6 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2012, which demonstrates an increase of five percent from 2011. This includes both minimally invasive as well as surgical procedures. Additionally, 5.6 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures were performed last year, up one percent from 2011. Facial rejuvenation procedures, both surgical and minimally invasive, experienced the most growth in 2012. Facelifts and eyelid surgeries increased along with the request for Botox® and Dysport® injections. Other procedures such as soft tissue fillers and laser skin resurfacing (509,000 procedures, up nine percent from last year) plus microdermabrasion procedures also experienced significant increases. These statistics reflect a growing trend in which consumers are opting for less-invasive procedures, in alignment with the current economic conditions. These procedures offer options that allow patients to obtain a renewed appearance while staying within a limited budget and reducing recovery times that reduce days off from work. Interestingly, male reduction breast surgeries increased significantly by five percent in 2012. Female cosmetic breast surgeries (breast augmentations and breast lifts) experienced a slight downturn of two percent, equating to approximately 89,000 procedures in 2012. In contrast, reconstructive breast reduction rates overall continue to rise, with more than 68,000 procedures performed last year, an increase of eight percent over 2011. Less-invasive facial rejuvenating procedures such as laser resurfacing continue to be very popular to reduce wrinkles and accumulated facial sun damage, to refresh and renew complexions or tighten sagging skin.

Wendell Smoot, MD, Reza Sadrian, MD, Carol Hollan, MD and John Smoot, MD These applications serve to maintain or restore a youthful appearance with little or no downtime. Correlating with these recently released ASPS statistics, our practice has experienced an increase in both male and couple surgical procedures in 2012, recognizing the growing trend in providing an ever-increasing broader audience with cosmetic surgical options. As always, we strongly recommend a consultation by a board-certified plastic surgeon when contemplating your options. John Smoot, MD, is the former Chief of Plastic Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla and Wendell Smoot, MD, has been voted by his peers as Top Doctor in San Diego for five consecutive years. Carol Hollan, MD, is San Diego’s first female board-certified plastic surgeon while Reza Sadrian, MD, is one of very few plastic surgeons dually certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as oral and maxillofacial surgery. The practice has over 20 years of tenure in the industry and each is individually board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Any of the physicians can provide consultations on plastic surgery procedures and/or laser and skincare treatments at their Laser and Skincare Center and can be reached at their offices on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla in the Ximed Medical Building by calling (858) 587-9850 or via the web at

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The Center for Integrative Medicine at the UCSD School of Medicine will host a conference on integrative oncology, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 6 and 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. April 7, at UCSD’s Medical Education and Telemedicine (MET) Building, 9500 Gilman Drive. Participants will learn what can be done to adopt an “anti-cancer” diet and lifestyle to help rectify health imbalances and reduce the drivers of cancer. Integrative oncology addresses all aspects of cancer care, using evidence from cancer epidemiology, basic science, and clinical research – together with ancient knowledge of natural healing systems such as Chinese medicine and Ayurveda (traditional medicine native to India). Topics include: optimal nutrition, physical activity, massage, manual therapies, acupuncture, herbs, biofeedback, meditation, guided imagery, integrative psychiatry, biofield therapies, expressive arts, yoga, and tai chi. Registration is $219. Discounts are available to students and residents. Breakfast is provided both days and lunch is provided Saturday. Twelve hours of medical education credits are offered via the American Medical Association and American Psychological Association. To register, visit or call (858) 334-4631.

Children’s Spring Festival & Egg Hunt to be held in Solana Beach The City of Solana Beach is holding a Children’s Spring Festival & Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30, at La Colonia Park, 715 Valley Ave., Solana Beach, 92075. Free games and refreshments will be provided. The major event is the Egg Hunt where boys and girls, in the third grade or younger, will search for plastic eggs filled with treats and prizes. Participants are being asked to bring their own basket or decorative bag to collect the goodies. Fun jumps, crafts, pictures with the Spring Bunny, and piñatas will also be offered. Refreshments include lemonade, coffee, popcorn and cookies. The egg hunt (plastic eggs filled with treats) will begin at 10:30 a.m. (bring a bag or basket to collect eggs) and from 10 a.m.- noon games will be held and refreshments served at the Children’s Spring Festival. The festival is open to all families. Games are open to kids of all ages. Egg Hunt participants must be in the third grade or younger. For more event information please contact Kirk Wenger, City of Solana Beach 858-720-2453.

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Family Work Day at the Village Church Preschool

Dads and staff members worked recently to enhance the Village Church Preschool playground. Monica Conway, the school music and resource teacher, gathered materials and organized all the projects. Peter Cottam’s construction expertise made Conway’s vision come to life. A stage, wooden steps with railing and a storage cabinet were all built. The volunteers who made the work day so successful were: Monica Conway, Peter Cottam, Drew Middleton, Alex and Nancy Long, John Carley, Andy Merson, Jon Par-

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Art of Élan steps out: Innovative one-hour concert format to be presented at Lux Art Institute April 4 This spring, Art of Élan continues to push the boundaries of classical music by bringing its exciting and innovative onehour concerts to North County audiences, specifically to Lux Art Institute in Encinitas on Thursday, April 4. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and a preconcert reception will be held at 6 p.m. This will be the first time the critically-acclaimed organization will present in North County. “We’re thrilled with the opportunity to partner with such an outstanding and creative arts organization as Lux, as well as step out into the community and showcase our music to North County audiences,” said Artistic Director Demarre McGill and Kate Kate Hatmaker. Hatmaker Art of Élan’s regular season concerts have been ment from Art of Élan’s arperformed at The San Ditistic directors Kate Hatego Museum of Art for the maker and Demarre McGill past five years. This conto bring classical music dicert at Lux, presented in rectly to new audiences. addition to the regular Previous concerts have also concert series at the musebeen held at The Glashaus um, continues a commitin Barrio Logan and Luce

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FEET; THENCE NORTH 23 DEGREES 21` EAST TANGENT TO LAST DESCRIBED CURVE 162 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 14. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $2,439,620.12 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 18143 CAMINO DE ESTRELLAS RANCHO SANTA FE, CA 92067 APN Number: 265-492-2500 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 03-26-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA24379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-8926902 For Sales Information: www. or 1-714-730-2727 or 1-714573-1965 or 1-800-280-2832 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 7302727, or visit the Internet Web site (Registration

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required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), or at 1-800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. P1027308 3/28, 4/4, 04/11/2013. RSF304 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-007564 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. California Tile & Granite b. California Custom Tile & Granite Located at: 870 Rancheros Dr. #A, San Marcos, CA, 92069, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 8677 Villa La Jolla Dr., Suite 1126, La Jolla, CA 92037. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: American Tile & Surfaces Corporation, 870 Rancheros Dr. #A, San Marcos, CA 92069, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/13/2013. Mario Leon, President. RSF303. Mar. 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11, 2013 T.S. No. 20120013 LOAN NO.: 1503205/GREENWELL NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE UNDER DEED OF TRUST YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 24, 2007 UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that UNIONBANCAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION, as trustee, or successor trustee, or substituted trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by FRANCIS ROBERT GREENWELL, TRUSTEE OF THE FRANCIS ROBERT GREENWELL TRUST DATED APRIL 4, 2006, AND KARI ANNE ALLEN GREENWELL, TRUSTEE OF THE KARI ANNE ALLEN GREENWELL TRUST DATED APRIL 4, 2006 Recorded 4/30/2007 in Book N/A Page N/A Inst. # 2007-0294081 , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego county, California, and pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded 1/20/2012 in Book N/A Page N/A Inst. # 2012-0032273 of said Officials Records, will SELL on 4/11/2013 at 10:00 AM : At the entrance to

the East County Regional Center by statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA at public auction to the highest bidder for cash (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) (NOTE: CASHIER’S CHECK(S) MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO UNIONBANCAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: As more fully described in attached exhibit “A” The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 17940 AVENIDA ALONDRA RANCHO SANTA FE, CALIFORNIA 92067 APN# 265-063-01-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,708,808.51. The Beneficiary may elect to bid less than the full credit bid. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed, advances thereunder, with interest as provided therein, and the unpaid principal of the note secured by said deed with interest thereon as provided in said Note, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of

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outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-5731965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case T.S. No. 20120013. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The mortgage loan servicer, beneficiary, or authorized agent has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 has been met. UnionBanCal Mortgage 8248 Mercury Court. M-520, PO BOX 85416 San Diego, California 92186-5416 858-4965484 UNIONBANCAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION By: TONI SCANDLYN, VICE PRESIDENT P1025025 3/21, 3/28, 04/04/2013. RSF302 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-005715 Fictitious Business Name(s): Rancho Santa Fe Pediatric Dentistry Located at: 5951 La Sendita, Suite B-1, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 8829 Spectrum Center Boulevard, Apt. 3114, San Diego, CA 92123. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was 02/01/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Cheryl B. Estiva, D.D.S., A.P.C., 5951 La Sendita, Suite B-1, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/26/2013. Cheryl B. Estiva, President. RSF299. Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013

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Del Mar Plaza welcomes Nutrition & you: March is National Nutrition Month P.S. Platinum Properties P.S. Platinum Properties (P.S. Platinum) recently opened its third office in the Del Mar Plaza, located at 1555 Camino del Mar #206, Del Mar. The company was founded in Del Mar over a decade ago and will maintain its original office in the Stratford Court building in Del Mar, as well as its La Jolla office on Prospect Street. “We felt this was the perfect time to expand in our own backyard as our company continues to grow,” said Brett Combs, owner and broker of P.S. Platinum. “The Del Mar Plaza was a natural fit as many of our clients shop and dine there regularly. It also attracts travelers who are visiting the area.” The intimate space was designed to capture the look and feel of the area by Doug Dolezal of Dolezal Design. Features include a coastal-inspired color palette, reclaimed woods and stained concrete flooring. Large windows open up to the main shopping area where the office sits on the Market Level of the Del Mar Plaza. P.S. Platinum services some of San Diego’s most luxurious coastal and affluent neighborhoods including Del Mar, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Valley and Solana Beach. The new Del Mar Plaza office will showcase its sales listings, vacation rentals and leases in the area. “We feel very positive about the future of the market and are confident that with our new office we’ll be able to meet the needs of our clients and community even more effectively,” continued Combs. Known as San Diego’s premier luxury real estate boutique brokerage, P.S. Platinum provides full-service residential real estate and leasing services. P.S. Platinum is located at 1442 Camino del Mar #209 in Del Mar, 1298 Prospect Street #1W in La Jolla and most recently 1555 Camino del Mar #206 in Del Mar. For additional information, visit or call 858-481-7939. You can also join P.S. Platinum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

BY PEGGY KORODY, RD, CLT National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign held annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and this year we are celebrating its 40th anniversary. This campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year I am supporting this campaign by promoting the “ReThink Your Drink” and “Meatless Mondays” programs. Why “Re-Think Your Drink?” Americans consume 200 to 300 more calories each day than we did 30 years ago, and nearly half of these extra calories come from sugar-sweetened drinks. Simple: more calories mean more weight. In fact just one can of soda a day can add up to 10 pounds or more of weight gain in a year! A typical 12-ounce can of cola contains 136 calories and 33 grams of sugar. This works out to be almost 8 teaspoons of sugar and 135 of the calories come from sugar. Red light - green light, do you remember playing this game as a child? Well

HOME OF THE WEEK Dancin’ Away With Your Heart Rancho Santa Fe Covenant With magnificent verdant views of the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Course across your 330 feet of frontage, this property will dance away with your heart the moment you step inside. With two outdoor fireplaces, you will be celebrating both sunrises and sunsets. Watch horses gallop by on the RSF trail while you sip your morning coffee and enjoy hot air balloons floating overhead with your evening cocktails. This is a golfer’s paradise—just drive your golf cart directly down your personal golf cart path to the course. Ranch single story 5Br, new pool and spa. Offered at $3,395,000

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Peggy Korody, RD, CLT we can also play this game with our drink choices. “Red” beverages, which should be consumed rarely if not at all, contain over 12 grams of sugar per 12 ounces, therefore they are high in sugar, also many have a high sodium and/or fat content, and they contain “empty” calories with little or no nutrients, which can lead to weight gain and other chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Examples include regular soda, energy drinks, sports drinks, pre-sweetened coffee and tea drinks, and juice drinks with added sugars. “Yellow light” drinks contain 6-12 grams of sugar per 12 ounces and/or they contain artificial sweeteners and moderate amounts of sodium. These drinks get the “yellow” light because they should only be consumed occasionally. 100 percent fruit juice and flavored low-fat milk are part of the “yellow” group because they may contain more than 12 grams of sugar for a 12 ounce serving, but these are natural sugars, not added sugars and they contain important nutrients. The key is to consume these in smaller portions of 8 ounces or less. Other “yellow” beverages include diet soda, diet iced tea, sweetened soy milk, and other low-sugar drinks. Go Green! These are the healthiest choices! Drink plenty “green” beverages because they contain 0 to 5 grams of sugar per 12 ounce serving. “Green” beverages have no added sugar or artificial sweeteners. Examples include water, seltzer water, 1 percent or skim milk (in small portions) and unsweetened soymilk (in small portions). Water hydrates the body, quenches thirst, and supports other bodily functions necessary for overall health. Bored with plain water? Add a slice of lemon or lime or float some fresh berries in your water to add a touch of flavor. Follow the ReThink Your Drink campaign introduced by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and drink plenty of the “green light” choices;

water, seltzer water, skim or 1 percent milk. Meatless Mondays is a great campaign to “think outside the box” for at least one day a week. How about a veggie wrap for lunch with roasted vegetables and lowfat cheese rolled in a wholewheat tortilla? Diets rich in whole plant foods tend to have lower calories, saturated fats, cholesterol, and sodium, while increasing your vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals, fiber and healthy fats and carbohydrate intake. Going meatless one day a week does not automatically make your diet healthier. Remember to balance your food choices, choose more healthy options and keep your calorie intake in check. Registered Dietitian (RD) Day is Wednesday, March 13; “this is a day when we recognize the important work of RDs in improving the public health through food and nutrition” says registered dietitian and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spokesperson Melinda Johnson. The RD credential is vital when determining who is the best source of safe and accurate nutrition information. Scientific research highlights nutrition as one of the leading lifestyle factors in health promotion and disease prevention throughout life. RDs translate nutrition science into practical and applicable ways for people to bring nutritious foods into their daily lives. It is our role to discern between fact and fiction and give people the tools to make realistic eating behavior changes. Are you wondering what a healthy diet looks like? I’ve got an app for that! MealLogger – is an easy and personal nutrition coaching service that allows you to connect virtually with me, your RD coach. No fad diets, no calorie counting. You gain the advantage of nutrition advice that is tailored for your eating habits, your health concerns and your lifestyle. Peggy Korody is a registered dietitian and owner of RD4Health Nutrition Counseling, LLC in Rancho Santa Fe. She is also a Certified LEAP Therapist — Helping people who suffer with food sensitivities which can lead to — IBS, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, and other inflammatory conditions. Her first cookbook, “Little Hands in the Kitchen” is available on her website. For more information on services offered please visit or email pkorody@RD4Health. com, 858-401-9936.

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La Jolla Home Theater & Automation acquires Modern Home Systems • Two of San Diego’s largest home theater companies become one La Jolla Home Theater & Automation, specializing in home control using Apple products, announced recently the acquisition of Modern Home Systems, San Diego’s leader in custom home theaters. The acquisition of Modern Homes Systems brings with it 25 years of industry experience and further expands La Jolla Home Theater & Automation’s share in the San Diego market. The purpose of the acquisition is to enhance La Jolla Home Theater’s custom home theater capabilities, broaden its product line up and magnify its customer reach. The Modern Home Systems acquisition complements and expands La Jolla Home Theater’s capacity to now include installation and service of Crestron Systems, the world’s leader for advanced home and building control automation solutions. “We are really excited to offer our customers even more choices when it comes to home automation. We can now service both Savant and Crestron systems, which is a huge deal for us,” says Otto Benson, president of La Jolla Home Theater & Automation. Conversely, La Jolla Home Theater will now be able to offer Modern Home customers an im-

By harnessing the latest technologies, La Jolla Home Theater & Automation combines all of your home’s functions into one easily controlled system. proved list of high-end equipment including speakers from Focal and McIntosh as well as control from Savant, the first Apple-based home and commercial automation system solution. In addition, as Apple Authorized Resellers, La Jolla Home Theater can now offer Modern Home Systems clients Apple: products, service, training and even in-home appointments from their certified Apple technicians. La Jolla Home Theater & Automation invites all to visit their showrooms in La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe to see the home automation technology in action. By harnessing the latest technologies, La Jolla Home Theater & Automation combines all of your home’s functions into one easily controlled system. Legally know as Binacorp, Inc. the company was founded in 2007. Currently, LJHT&A is San Diego’s #1 Savant dealer specializing in Apple automation, using iPads and iPhones to control their customer’s homes. Skilled at both residential and commercial audio/ video installation, LJHT&A is also an Apple Authorized Reseller. For more information visit: www.lajollahomeaudio. com Since 1988, Modern Home Systems has designed and installed some of the finest home theaters, home automation systems and whole-house music systems in San Diego and the Western states. For more information, please visit:



$1,299,000 5BR/4.5BA

13578 Ginger Glen Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Charles & Farryl Moore-Coldwell Banker (858) 395-7525

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5399 Foxhound Way Jen Drennan-Sampson CA Realty


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DEL MAR 3339 Caminito Cabo Viejo Peter Cavanagh-Coldwell Banker

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$1,995,000-$2,195,000 6411 Via Naranjal Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 5BR/5.5BA Polly Rogers- Host Mike Stone-Prudential CA Realty (858) 243-4711 $2,595,000 4BR/5BA

6550 Paseo Delicias Gallagher & Gallagher-Prudential CA Realty

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Rancho Santa Fe | The Covenant-$6,275,000-$6,475,000

Rancho Santa Fe | The Covenant-$5,995,000

Private and gated, this magnificent Mediterranean was built by a prominent architectural and interior design team with custom finishes throughout. Features include 2.27 acres, 1BD/1.5BA guesthouse & pool house.

Gracing a prime Covenant location, this impressive 4.07 acre site is gated, fenced, and lushly landscaped. Adorned with the finest materials, envelop in the sensuous ambiance of an Andalusian Spanish paradise.


Rancho Santa Fe | The Covenant-$4,898,000

The ultimate in luxury and lifestyle, this amenity-packed landmark custom estate overlooks the 10th fairway and green with unobstructed panoramic views to the ocean. Exclusive golf membership included!

Magnificent sunrise and sunset views from this special offering of 15.89 Covenant acres. This gated Lilian Rice Spanish custom offers the charms of yesterday with many convenient additions for today’s luxurious lifestyle.


Rancho Santa Fe | The Covenant-$3,995,000

Rancho Santa Fe | The Covenant-$3,875,000

Masterfully designed, this timeless custom estate boasts lush gardens, resort-style amenities, and luxurious livability.

This gracious home exudes casual elegance and provides the ultimate venue for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining.

Built entirely new in 2006 by a renowned builder, be blown away at the craftsmanship in this Spanish Colonial home.

Rancho Santa Fe | The Covenant-$3,749,000



Stunning 7,400SF Villa features 4+BD/5BA + 2BD/2BA guesthouse, perched on a hilltop with breathtaking views on 3+ acres.

Inspired by vintage California estates, this luxurious residence caters to the desires of today’s most discerning luxury clientele.

Designed with entertaining and relaxation in mind, this one-of-akind estate emanates a grandeur and livability rarely found.

Rancho Santa Fe | Summit-$3,100,000

Rancho Santa Fe | The Covenant-$2,695,000


Magnificent views from this Contemporary home. Lush landscape affords beauty and privacy- your own personal resort.

Featuring authentic Craftsman touches throughout, this estate sits on 3.18 acres of peaceful and colorfully landscaped acres.

Private and tranquil setting on 1.48 acres with resort-style amenities including a vanishing edge pool, putting green and spa!


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