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Builders adjust plan for Crosby Enclave BY KAREN BILLING The developers for the Crosby Enclave, a proposed 13-home housing development on Del Dios Highway, have responded to the Rancho Santa Fe Association’s stated opposition to a plan amendment last year by making adjustments to their plan. In September, the Association board voted unanimously to oppose a specific amendment for the development due to concerns about the density of the project and visual impact as just about all of the rooftops would be visible from the highway. The developer, California West Communities, now plans to reduce the height of the most visible home from Del Dios Highway to a single story and to increase landscape screening. In light of the changes, the RSF Association board recommended a change from specific opposition to general opposition. “The nuance change is consistent with the RSF Association’s efforts to provide additional recreation fields outside the Covenant,” said RSF Association Assistant Manager Ivan Holler, noting that the original planning for the property included a small commercial center and a recreation field. The option for that plan expired in 2008 and three-single-family detached homes took its place. California West Communities seeks a specific plan amendment to build 13 homes instead of three, transferring dwelling units from inside the Crosby to the 7,000to 8,000-square-foot lots just outside the main gate. The County Department of Planning and Development Services is likely to recommend that the project be approved, Holler said.

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Community weighs in on RSF Golf Club tree management plan BY KAREN BILLING A crowd of more than 100 people showed up for an April 3 public meeting on the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club’s controversial tree management plan that calls for the removal of 150 trees (48 trees will be replaced so there will be a net loss of 102 trees). While some people were troubled by the removal of the trees, some in attendance at the meeting

also voiced concerned with the approach the Golf Club took in developing its plan. Those who were critical said the Golf Club did not follow the same master plan approval process it took 10 years ago, and that trees were removed — starting in July last year — without the knowledge of the Rancho Santa Fe Association. There was a perception, expressed by one resident, that it was better to ask for forgiveness

than permission. “We want to work with the Golf Club to help them achieve the important longrange goals of their master plan,” RSF Association Director Ann Boon said. “We can’t work together if they won’t work with us.” Initial feedback from the RSF Association was that the Golf Club needs to do a more thorough, comprehensive and clear management plan, one that in-

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Mrs. Stevens’ kindergarten class gathers at the third annual Latin Festival on April 4 at R. Roger Rowe School. A portion of the proceeds go to the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation. See page 12. PHOTO/JON CLARK

cludes a full cost-benefit analysis, financing objectives, a phasing plan and review by certified tree and soil professionals. RSF Association Vice President Anne Feighner also suggested the golf course put the tree plan to a vote of the Golf Club membership before coming back to the Art Jury. Golf course architect Dave Fleming, who helped develop the tree plan, said they would be willing to re-

visit some decisions and that there is some flexibility, but he reminded the board that they have used solid principles of forest management in their planning. “[Some trees] may look healthy but we can’t put our heads in the sand and not take anything out until it’s dead or falling over,” Fleming said. “Some of See TREE, page 28

Advisory votes set for RSF Garden Club sale BY KAREN BILLING The RSF Garden Club will hold an advisory vote this month that will coincide with the Rancho Santa Fe Association’s advisory vote on the sale of the clubhouse. Advisory votes are not binding. Following the RSF Association’s announcement March 21 that it plans to purchase the clubhouse for about $2.4 million, the Garden Club held a meeting on April 2 to discuss members’ questions about the sale. According to RSF Association Manager Pete Smith, the club received a very comprehensive explanation of the club’s current financial situation and the difficulty in getting the necessary volunteer manpower to

continue to run and operate the clubhouse. At its peak, the RSF Garden Club had 1,500 members and the club now has 250 members. At its April 4 meeting, the RSF Association board approved the Garden Club’s request to have Associationowned property count toward the two-thirds consent requirement for a Covenant modification to change the zoned use class to public and semi-public use. The RSF Garden Club is currently zoned for a private or semi-private club use only. The Covenant modification requires two-thirds consent from properties within 500 feet of the club and the Association owns a substantial amount of the See GARDEN, page 28

TPHS shuttle service from Solana Beach back on for 2013-14 BY KAREN BILLING The San Dieguito Union High School District was able to work some changes and find some wiggle room to bring back its bus shuttle service to Torrey Pines High School. Eliminating the four high school shuttles in the district’s transportation service was among a list of $3 million in proposed budget

cuts for the 2013-14 school year impacting about 220 students, many of whom are included in the district’s free and reduced lunch program and whose families don’t own a vehicle. For those affected students, the service was the only way for them to get to Torrey Pines High School from Solana Beach. Shuttles also run to La Costa Canyon and San

Dieguito Academy. Cutting the transportation would’ve saved $100,000 but the district’s director of transportation, Daniel Love, and deputy superintendent Rick Schmitt were able to figure out a way to still offer the service for $30,000 with no new bus drivers and altering pick-up times. “Rick has a heart for

the kids these shuttles are serving,” said SDUHSD Superintendent Ken Noah. “He’s been working on this for quite some time.” Noah said that for at least one year the district can earmark $45,000 in the budget for the shuttle service, especially because the district won’t have a board election this year. Noah said the district will likely have to revisit

the issue in the next year. The routes will have very early pick-up times but Schmitt said feedback from families has been that the 6:25 a.m. pick-up was preferred over no bus at all. The district’s decision is not a complete reversal and it may not be able to offer the shuttles in the future but, for right now, the district is able to provide this service.


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High school district superintendent search continues Fire District to hold forum on home fire protection system BY KAREN BILLING In March, the San Dieguito Union High School District hired Leadership Associates to conduct the search process for the new district superintendent as Ken Noah is retiring in June. The consultant team of Rene Townsend, Mike Caston and Dennis Smith have been meeting with staff and local community members for input on the experience, qualities and skills they would like to see in the new superintendent. The plan is for the board to interview candidates by early May and make a selection before June 1.

Sheriff’s Department to hold ‘Coffee with the Community’ events The Encinitas Sheriff’s Station will hold a “Coffee with the Communityâ€? on two upcoming dates: • Tuesday, April 16, from 8-9 a.m. at the Burger King, 242 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas. • Wednesday, May 1, from 8-9 a.m. at the Del Mar City Hall, Annex Building , 235 11th Street, Del Mar. These events give the public a chance to chat with the station’s Captain, Lieutenant, Crime Prevention Specialist and Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) Deputies in a casual setting and exchange ideas and concerns over a free cup of coffee. Community outreach is a top priority of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Members of the community should feel comfortable bringing problems related to safety and security as well as deputy-community relations to its staff. Call Henry Tirado or Jackie Stockholm at (760) 966-3588 for more information.

Small vegetation fire contained in 4S Ranch On Friday, April 5, at 4:10 p.m., firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) and San Diego Fire Department responded to a reported vegetation fire near Camino del Norte and Craftsman Way in 4S Ranch. When they arrived on scene, firefighters found a small fire burning in a riparian area. They were able to quickly extinguish the fire, holding it to approximately a quarter acre. There were no structures threatened or injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. —RSF Fire Department

SD Planning Group meeting to be held at RSF Garden Club Please note that the meeting place for the San Dieguito Planning Group on April 11 will once again be held at 7 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club on the corner of Avenida de Acacias and La Granada, across the street from the RSF Library in the village of Rancho Santa Fe. Agenda and minutes can be found at

Smoke alarms and residential fire sprinklers are important tools in keeping families safe during a house fire. Smoke alarms alert individuals to the threat of fire while fire sprinklers, by slowing the rate of spread of the fire, provide individuals with more time to safely exit the home. In order for the system to work properly, however, it must be maintained. The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) will conduct a presentation to help community members understand their home fire protection system, including home fire sprinklers, and the proper way to maintain it. The forum, which is open to all residents of the RSFFPD, will be held on Tuesday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the San Diego County 4S Ranch Library, 10433 Reserve Dr, in 4S Ranch. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Julie Taber, 858-756-6008 or The presentation is an extension of an educational packet and website, funded in part through a grant from The 4S Ranch - Del Sur Community Foundation. Free of charge, each packet includes a brochure and CD-ROM which outline steps homeowners can take to ensure their system is working properly. The presentation will cover the material included in the packets, which are available at each of the RSFFPD’s four fire stations and the administrative office. They will also be available at the presentation. In addition, the information may be obtained online at

Water District’s Hazard Mitigation Plan available for review Santa Fe Irrigation District has completed an Administrative Draft of its Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP), which is available for public review. Customers, residents and interested parties are encouraged to review and comment on the Draft HMP, and can access the plan on the District website at or attend an informational public meeting scheduled at the District offices for Wednesday, April 17, at 5 p.m. The District has developed the Draft HMP in an effort to focus on natural or man-made hazards specific to the District and its service area. This draft plan creates a framework for the District’s long-term strategies to reduce disaster losses and reduce the amount of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damages. In addition, the plan outlines mitigation goals and strategies designed for hazards specific to the District, as well as mitigation actions. Mitigation actions include continued vegetation management and weed abatement, coordination with local agencies, and seismic improvements to District facilities. The draft plan incorporates previously identified capital improvement projects included in the District’s primary facility planning documents, the District’s Asset Management Master Plan (AMMP) and Joint Facilities Master Plan (JFMP). An additional benefit of the development and adoption of the HMP is that it enables the District to seek pre-disaster assistance and mitigation funding. The public is encouraged to attend the informational public meeting on Wednesday, April 17, at 5 p.m. at the District’s office (5920 Linea del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe, 920670409). For more information on the District’s HMP, please visit

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RSF son brings valor home from Afghanistan This column presents “Patriot Profiles” to provide readers insight into the lives of our country’s heroes. BY JEANNE MCKINNEY March 25, 2013. On leave from a recent deployment in Afghanistan, Private First Class (PFC) Alexander Popescu sat across the table from me in his beautiful Rancho Santa Fe home and shared the stark reality of what it is to be an Army Infantryman. Mom Sandy (a Midwesterner with hankie in hand) and dad Val (of Romanian descent) were there and leaned on every word as Alex recounted the serious game he played against yours, mine and America’s worst enemies. Our hometown boy has lived in Rancho Santa Fe his entire life, growing up in a race car family with sisters Nicolette, April, and Andrea. After graduating from Torrey Pines High School, he was working, attending community college, living on his own and basically burning out. Alex states, “I needed a radical life change. I wasn’t doing terribly, but I wasn’t going anywhere so I need something that would kick start that. I figured the Army was as radical as it gets.” He enlisted in the Army in


2011. Although most service members don’t set out to become heroes, the world’s finest warrior training and steel-clad brotherhood grows them. The seed was planted when Alex shipped out to Ft. Riley, Kansas, on Mother’s Day 2011. He left behind comforts and conveniences, like soft beds and toilets, to live in a tiny foreign outpost with no running water, sleep on a mat in a retrofitted shipping container, race up mountains with a 90 lb. pack, and watch 24/7 for mortar attacks


and whizzing bullets. Alex did this and more for millions of Americans enjoying the “good life.” For PFC Popescu, “This is the greatest country in the world. It’s my country and I will do everything that I can to protect it.” At Ft. Riley, PFC Popescu scored high, trained hard and didn’t want to be stuck behind a desk. “I wanted to be in the fight, not just helping from the sidelines.” He was put on a gun team as Assistant Gunner (AG) to the Gunner, packing a 240L machine gun. Popescu was in control of the three-man team which included an Ammo Bearer. Their mission was to interdict the flow of weapons, munitions and personnel from Pakistan to Afghanistan. In May 2012, Popescu was part of what he calls a band of misfits deployed to the mountains in Combat Outpost (COP) Zerok, Afghanistan. “We were 3rd platoon (about 40 soldiers). You get the new guys – the rejects and all the bad equipment. We were called the ‘Bastards’ because we were the bastardized platoon.” Under some outstanding senior leadership, they trained harder than most. “We kept our noses clean, we weren’t in trouble. We never shirked duty or complained. They would give us all the important missions.” Could be escorting a


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Adopt a Family Foundation’s upcoming 10th anniversary benefit in RSF a fundraiser to help terror-victim families in Israel BY KAREN BILLING The stories of lives ripped apart by acts of terrorism in Israel often start out as any normal day: a father taking his sons to lunch, a man gardening in his own front yard, children waiting at a bus stop. It takes just a moment for a family’s happiness to be decimated by a terror attack. Local organization Adopt a Family Foundation aims to step in and provide support for that residual impact of loss, fear, shock and stress that comes with these traumatic events. Founders Carine Chitayat and Iris Pearlman believed they could not stay passive as atrocities occurred and started their organization to bring emotional and financial support to victims of terror; to help people come to terms with the shock of the loss of their loved ones; or to overcome fear of terror events that have become a part of their everyday lives. They stay “forever connected” and form lasting friendships with the people they support. “They really become family,” Pearlman said. “There is no time limit.” The organization also seeks to raise awareness about what is happening in Israel, to look beyond a news report on a terrorist incident that says there are “no injuries” or “no damage.” That isn’t true, Chitayat and Pearlman will tell you. “You can’t even count the damage, it affects the entire region, all of the families, all of the children and all of the adults,” said Chitayat, a Rancho Santa Fe resident. Adopt a Family will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a gala on Saturday, April 27, at the home of Dr. David and Miriam Smotrich in Rancho Santa Fe. The event, from 8-11 p.m., will offer a musical performance from world-renowned artist Liel Kolet, a singer and peace advocate. There will also be a silent auction. The foundation started in 2003 as a partner of Congregation Beth Am in Carmel Valley, but as it has grown the foundation has become an independent 501c3 non-profit.

Adopt a Family founders Carine Chitayat (fourth from left) and Iris Pearlman (far right) visited with the Kdoshim family in Israel. Chitayat became moved to start the group after she heard a guest speaker from Israel talk about how her daughter was seriously injured in a terrorist attack at a bus stop in which 20 children were killed. She was touched by her story and realized how blessed she was to live in a place where she has no idea what people go through every day. She got Pearlman on board and they went to work finding families to support. “At best we can bring them extra love and support, to listen, and to be there for them,” Chitayat said. In addition to providing contact and communication, they can also help facilitate therapy for post traumatic stress disorder and try to help people move forward by supporting their businesses. For the Galkowicz family, that meant helping purchase an oven so they could open a restaurant in memory of their daughter Dana, who was killed by a mortar rocket—the 22-year-old who aspired to be a dancer had always loved her father’s cooking. One of their longest supported families is also one of their most difficult cases. In 2002, a suicide bomber killed Rachel Koren’s husband and two sons as the family ate at a restau-

rant in Haifa. Tears fill Chitayat’s eyes whenever she even thinks about Rachel and what she has been through. Unlike another charity organization where a check might be handed out and that is the end of the connection, Chitayat has been connected with Rachel since 2003, forming an extremely close bond. She does what she can to help her in her struggle with an enormous loss. “I love her dearly,” Chitayat said. “I talk to her all the time, we’re very close and if I even say her name I start crying. She keeps telling me she has nothing. We try to find her little miracles, we need to find her new miracles to keep her alive because deep down she is destroyed.” They recently purchased her a camera to help her explore a newfound passion for photography. Being behind the lens on a photo shoot with fellow amateur photographers, Rachel was able to find a bit of tranquility. See ISRAEL, page 8

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Accomplished auctioneer and San Diego Polo Club announcer more passionate than ever about using his skills to help others BY CLAIRE HARLIN Steve Lewandowski’s job is to raise money, but his role is quite different than that of your usual charity coordinator. Instead of the direct mail and fundraising drive tactics many donors are privy to, he relies on his voice, personality and ability to engage an audience — and his unique talents have helped him raised millions for local causes for nearly 25 years. Lewandowski is a local resident and small insurance business owner of many years in Del Mar, but if you recognize him, it’s likely because he’s been the master of ceremonies or head auctioneer at hundreds of San Diego fundraising events, and he’s also served for decades as the head announcer at the San Diego Polo Club. He’s grossed more than $1 million in several single live auctions and he’s appeared on big networks like ESPN, Fox and Polo TV. His popularity has grown to the point that he has had to turn down events. “My schedule is so full that I have to say ‘no’ sometimes,” said Lewandowski, who specializes primarily in charity events, but does some voiceover work for TV and radio, as well as an occasional horse auction. He said he is already booking — and filling up — his 2014 calendar. Lewandowski’s first auction gig was for the Make-AWish Foundation, held in 1988 at the Coronado Marriott, and his career came full circle last month when he steered an auction for a Coronado School of the Arts event at that same location. “After my first event, people who would see me would ask me to do others, and now I’ve done events all over the country,” he said, adding that he’s frequented Washington D.C., Boston, Miami and Los Angeles — and those L.A. events, he said, are particularly fun due to their often star-studded audiences. But his favorite part of conducting auctions is knowing he’s raising money for a cause, and the causes that Lewandowski — a third-generation serviceman — holds most near and dear are those honoring the military. Just last month, for example, he raised more than $850,000 at the Del Mar Country Club for an annual event benefitting the SEALNaval Special Warfare Family Foundation. Rancho Santa Fe philanthropist T.

Auctioneer Steve Lewandowski stands with Rancho Santa Fe philanthropists T. Boone and Madeleine Pickens last month at the Del Mar Country Club for the annual SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Foundation benefit. PHOTO COURTESY OF ELEGANTPHOTOGRAPHY.CO

Boone Pickens was in attendance and spiced up the auction by matching winning bids. “What’s so great about all the events I do is catching good people at their best,” said Lewandowski, who said he does about 35 auctions a year. “They’re having fun and they’re partying and they’re at their very best and wanting to do their best.” But Lewandowski said he has also seen a number of crazy things happen at auctions over the course of his career — such as having attendees fall down or get out of hand. “You want them to have some cocktails and get loose with the bidding, but there’s a fine line,” he said. “You don’t want too much. I’ve had people get annihilated; They come up and take the microphone or take the auction item. It’s all about knowing when to play into it and when not to.” He’s done some events with as few as 30 people, as well as many with crowds that are 5,000 strong. He said he once did an event with four billionaires in attendance, and once there was at least a dozen private airplanes parked at Palomar Airport specifically for the event where he was auctioneering. Lewandowski said he has seen dinners go for $30,000 and furniture go for up to $250,000. Once, a gentleman who already owned more than 100 cars bid on and won another car in one of Lewandowski’s auctions. “I heard he gave it away before the event was even over,” he said. While it may seem as

though he’s seen it all, auctioneering is only part of Lewandowski’s multifaceted career. On June 9, he will serve as the announcer at the opening match of the San Diego Polo Club’s 2013 season, and he will announce every Sunday until the season comes to a close. In addition, he travels around the world announcing at polo events, such as the 2008 World Cup of Polo held in Mexico City (which he said is the biggest amateur polo event in the world). He also announced at numerous arena polo tournaments in the 1990s in front of “big Hollywood crowds,” he said, featuring players like Sylvester Stallone and William Devane. While Lewandowski stays busy, he said he still makes time to use the power of his profession to help others. For example, he said he has read about people in need in the news, and took it upon himself to track them down and help them put together an auction. He said he did this recently for a family in the midwest who lost their home. “If I see people are having a fundraiser, I’ve called up and said, ‘I wanna help,’” said Lewandowski. “Sometimes they aren’t sure how to organize, but they may be able to raise $20,000 for someone who had a stroke or for a sick little boy … I’ve raised $1 million at several events, but helping out people who need it, that feels as good as those million-dollar nights.” For more information, visit http://poloannouncer. or http://stevespeakstoyou.wordpress. com.

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RSF Bishop’s student wins first place RSF physician joins staff at at Science and Engineering Fair Scripps Proton Therapy Center Three juniors from The Bishop’s School won awards and/or have been selected to represent San Diego and the United States at science and engineering fairs state-wide and internationally. Tina Huang, Kamran Jamil, and William Nahm, from Bishop’s Class of 2014, competed at the 59th Annual Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair. Huang and Jamil have been given a chance to move forward grouped with 114 San Diego high school students. Nahm received third place in both health sciences and medicine categories. Jamil, a Rancho Santa Fe resident and son of Mr. Haris and Dr. Shazia Jamil, is one of four students (two from biological sciences and two from math/engineering sciences) who were chosen to move on to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). His research project, “Autism and Gut Microbiome: is there a link?” won Jamil first place in microbiology. In addition, he received the Blue Ribbon award from Kaiser Permanente, a certificate for Outstanding Achievement for Ability and Creativity with In Vitro Biology and a Sigma Xi award. Jamil has been actively pursuing his passion for scientific research for the past two summers through an eight-week summer internship at the University of California, San Diego’s School of Medicine. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition and provides an annual~forum for more than 1,500 high school students from about 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent

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Longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Huan Giap, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the medical staff at the Scripps Proton Therapy Center, a $220 million cancer care facility in Mira Mesa that’s expected to open for patient care in late-summer 2013. Giap joins Scripps Clinic as chief of breast, gastrointestinal and lung proton beam therapy. With Scripps, he will consult with patients and plan and manage their treatment. From 1998 to 2008, Giap served as a radiation oncologist with Scripps Clinic. More recently, he was chief medical officer for Advanced Particle Therapy (developer of Scripps Proton Therapy Center). Giap cochairs the publication committee and serves on the executive committee of the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group. He is also editorin-chief of the peer-reviewed

Dr. Huan Giap International Journal of Medical Physics, Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology. Additionally, he is associate editor-in-chief of the journal Translational Cancer Research. Giap received his medical and doctorate degrees from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas, in a medi-

cal scientist training program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. He completed his internship at St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston and his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. The Scripps Proton Therapy Center will be San Diego County’s first facility to offer advanced proton therapy to cancer patients – and just the third such facility west of the Rockies. Proton therapy destroys tumors with greater precision and control than other radiation therapies, resulting in less damage to surrounding healthy tissue and organs. Scripps Clinic will oversee medical services at the new center and Scripps Health will provide its clinical management services. The center is being developed by Advanced Particle Therapy, LLC, of San Diego.

Toast of the Town & Student Art Auction to benefit RSF Education Foundation Please join friends and fellow parents for an adult-only casual evening honoring your support of the RSF Education Foundation to be held on Thursday, April 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. This event is complimentary for all 2012/13 contributors to the RSF Education Foundation and celebrates the “Five-Star Education” programs supported by the Foundation. The event is generously sponsored by Community Partner and host The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Enjoy the spring flowers and budding trees as you stroll the lovely grounds of the newly renovated Inn. Guests will enjoy beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. In addition, the evening includes the 4th

Annual RSF School Student Art Auction featuring works of art created by teams of students guided by parent volunteers. Each classroom produces a unique creation that will be displayed at the event and auctioned to benefit the Foundation. Please bring your credit card and your SUV, you’re sure to fill it up with the beautiful auction items you’ve won! Plan on transporting your items home that evening — items cannot be stored overnight at The Inn. The Student Art Auction will close at 6:50 p.m. There is still time to contribute and join the fun! Any who have not contributed can still donate to the Foundation by calling 756-1141 x 208 or online at The volunteer Chair for the Toast of the Town is Janie Licosati. The volunteer Chair for the Kids’ Art Auction is Linda Dado.

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Local resident’s conservation efforts in Costa Rica date back to 1970s April 28 event in SB to benefit Steve Blumkin’s O2 For Life BY CLAIRE HARLIN When local resident Steve Blumkin first stepped foot on his 500 acres of Costa Rican rainforest in the 1970s, he knew that land, located near the Nicaraguan border between two national parks, would play a crucial role in his life. “I knew that was a special set of keys I was going to take,” said Blumkin, then a 20-something Nebraska resident who had moved to Costa Rica with the aspiration of opening a holistic center but ended up buying and running an organic coffee farm. Blumkin was in search that day of a safe and serene place to raise his kids, and what he found was a piece of property that would eventually provide education for hundreds of kids for years to come as part of the O2 For Life Rainforest Foundation, which is holding its annual fundraiser at the Belly Up in Solana Beach on April 28. The event, which takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., is in its fifth year and is the main fundraiser for the nonprofit, which Blumkin founded in the 1990s to conserve and protect the land of Costa Rica’s Osa region, which is said to contain one of the most diverse ecological systems on Earth. “I knew it was my planetary obligation to purchase that land,” said Blumkin, thinking back to that day when he first saw that parcel, which ranges in elevation from sea level to 600 feet. But buying that land was no more than a dream at the time because Blumkin didn’t have the money. However, when he returned to his coffee farm that day by boat after view-

ISRAEL continued from page 4 The relationship with Rachel illustrates many of the connections Adopt a Family has—they go through all the emotions with the families they serve, the good times and the bad. “The connections made are very rewarding,” Pearlman said. “You go into it feeling like you will provide all the care and the

Cindy and Steve Blumkin, founder of O2 For Life, which will hold its annual fundraiser at the Belly Up on April 28. COURTESY PHOTOS ing that majestic parcel, things fell into place — waiting for him were two Costa Rican neighbors and a man from San Francisco who offered to buy his coffee farm. Blumkin jumped at the opportunity and bought the rainforest plot, where he lived for several years making a living off coldpressed coconut oil before returning to Nebraska in the early 1980s to help with the family furniture business. All the while, the indigenous family who lived there — well before Blumkin did — took care of the area, keeping it safe and healthy. They made sure the land wasn’t violated, deforested or squatted, and Blumkin went back several times a year to check in as well. But after a while, Blumkin said it seemed as if the land deserved more than one owner watching over it. “As the years progressed, I knew how important the land was to Costa Rica,” Blumkin said. “It just seemed like we needed to step up the level of stewardship.” Blumkin moved to San Diego in 1988 to start his company, Outrageous Rugs International, which still to this day is open on Miramar Road, and he began seeking out entities — such

as the Omaha Zoo and the University of Arizona — that may be interested in having the land donated to them for educational purposes. While the zoo officials visited the property and gave his offer much attention, they ultimately advised Blumkin to start a nonprofit — which he eventually did. O2 For Life was founded in 1998. The name was suggested by Blumkin’s Costa Rican-born sons and reflected the educational and camping-style outings the organization offers to kids young and old, both in Costa Rica and the United States, as well as the fact that the rainforests give the planet O2 (oxygen) — for life. Blumkin said the nonprofit’s goals are to both protect the Osa region property and educate the planet’s future stewards. He said this is especially necessary in Costa Rica, where kids live among the rainforest but are not taught about conservation and preservation in school. “We have this phenomenal place, but it doesn’t do any good unless people can experience it in some form,” Blumkin said, adding that the nonprofit works with at least three grade schools and one high school in the Osa region, and each year graduating students have the opportu-

nurturing but at the end it turns out that the people we’re helping give back as much as we give them. It’s a beautiful reciprocation. The connections are so wonderful, it’s been really special.” Adopt a Family additionally tries to do one community-wide project a year. Last year, they donated necklaces to women living in the impacted region of Shaar Hanegev on the border of Gaza. “It was our message of

love,” Pearlman said. “That little gift was a really big deal to them. Just a little gesture meant a lot to the women, that someone was paying attention.” Another project Adopt a Family is working on is to publish a children’s book about dealing with trauma to distribute for free. They aim to publish 1,500 books and then do a second printing in Arabic for Palestinian children. As they enter their 10th

nity to travel by boat to the remote O2 For Life Reserve to experience “total rainforest immersion.” Kids from high schools in San Diego and around the U.S. have also participated, with about 100 students going per year. Still running his rug business, Blumkin said O2 For Life serves as a way to let him give back, and his wife of 20 years, Cindy, is no doubt cut from that same philanthropic cloth. The owner of Art N Soul on 101 in Encinitas quit her real estate career about five years ago to open the nonprofit volunteer-run art boutique, which gives amateur local artists both a platform to sell their work and be seen. The shop donates all of its proceeds to about a handful of charities that Cindy chooses each year. “I like to choose the smaller grassroots charities because the small ones can really make a huge impact in what they are able to achieve with the funding we can provide them,” said Cindy, adding that the shop brings in as much as $2,000 that gets donated each month. Cindy doesn’t make a dime off of the endeavor, and said she is simply happy to be at a place in her career in which she can give back. She’s also one of the main organizers of O2 For Life’s annual fundraiser on April 28, which will feature food, music, drinks, an auction and a special guest speaker, Richard Somerville, one of the foremost experts on global warming. Money raised at the event will help support educational programs in Costa Rica, which Blumkin said have had a drastic impact on youth who have participated in them. “I’ve gotten calls from students’ mothers saying things like, ‘All she was thinking about before she left was her iPod and video games and then when she

year having made connections with 11 families so far, they hope for peace but as violence persists, to continue to reach people in need of that extra love and support. “It gives so much… it’s like recharging a battery,” Chitayat said. “When I first started someone told me ‘Never expect a thank you.’ But we get so much love back and so much gratitude it’s amazing. Even though we are miniature drops in

Wildlife at the O2 For Life Reserve in Costa Rica.

Steve Blumkin (left), Del Mar resident and founder of O2 For Life, which will hold its annual fundraiser at the Belly Up on April 28.

Wildlife at the O2 For Life Reserve in Costa Rica. came back she was wanting to write a thesis about the rainforest,’” Blumkin said. “To me, the educational component of this is enormous, and it continues to evolve.” For more information

the ocean, we can still touch lives and make a difference and it means a lot.” To register for the April 27 event, email info@ adoptafamilyfoundation. org. Registration is encouraged by April 22. Donations can be mailed to PO Box 7278, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067 and for more information on the foundation, visit

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The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair, presented by Toyota, is right around the corner and will celebrate summer! This fun fair will feature music, dance, sports demos, games, cooking classes, plus so much more at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. For more information, visit the website www.sandiegokidsexpo. com or call (619) 269-9441.

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Upcoming Solana Beach Ball to raise much-needed funds for classes at district schools Every year, children in the Solana Beach School District face the possibility of elimination of their science, art, technology and physical education classes due to deficiencies in state funding. But with the help of the Solana Beach Foundation for Learning (SBFL) and support from the local community, the Foundation raises more than half a million dollars to pay for these programs — collectively referred to as “Wheel Day” by students. The largest fundraising event for the “Wheel Day” programs, the Solana Beach Ball, will be held this year on May 4 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. The Solana Beach School District includes Solana Santa Fe Elementary School in Rancho Santa Fe. The Solana Beach Ball will host an expected 350 local parents. Aside from the dinner and dancing, parents will have the opportunity to bid on donations of local wares and services and art created by the 900 students in Skyline and Solana Vista elementary schools. The Solana Beach Ball directly supports every one of them. “We strive to bring high-quality education to all students in the district,” said Patti Malmuth, executive director of the Solana Beach Foundation for Learning. “Aside from funding these classes, this year’s additions to the classrooms include mobile technologies, iPads, new computers, additional PE equipment and science lab materials.” The Wheel Day name originates from the idea that these classes form the spokes supporting an educational wheel. Through Foundation funding, the students are able to participate in Wheel Day at least one day a week. “The instructors for art, science, technology and physical education are so important to the classes, and the students,” said Lisa Denham, the principal of Skyline Elementary. “They collaborate with classroom teachers to really bring the best education to the students.” “Our children in Solana Beach continue to have a balanced and well-rounded education, thanks to the support of our foundation,” expressed Kelsey Holohan, 2nd grade teacher at Solana Vista. “The enrichment classes deepen the understanding that our students have of their grade level content and build a strong foundation of 21st century skills.” Anyone is invited to attend the Ball, though tickets are selling out. And while it supports a great cause, the Ball is also an opportunity for the guests to have a fantastic evening by offering an award-winning emcee/comedian, a live band, tasty food options, and poolside dancing. New to this year’s event are online auctions, an ocean-themed Scion (perfect for surfing or new drivers), and attendance to unique parties, such as an authentic Boston Clam Bake and a sunset cruise around the Bay. Registration for the Ball, the online auction, a preview of art, and a description of other auction items can be found at and www.facebook/solanabeachball.

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Anti-Defamation League’s regional director seeks to rid world of hate BY JOE TASH The Anti-Defamation League celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and among the organization’s fondest goals is to put itself out of business. “I would love to see myself out of a job,� said Tammy Gillies, regional director of the league’s San Diego office. The league is marking its centennial by reflecting on its achievements, with the understanding that much work remains to be done in the arena of combating hate, discrimination and intolerance, said Gillies. The national group divides its work into three main categories, said Gillies, 51, a local resident: educate, protect and investigate. The first category involves working with schools and other organizations to provide anti-bias and diversity training, with a strong focus on prevention of bullying. The programs run the gamut to those designed for pre-schoolers, to efforts at fighting discrimination in the workplace, said Gillies. But a heavy emphasis is placed on reaching out to young children, because research indicates that children develop prejudices by age 6. Sarah Scott Feldman of Del Mar, a board member and chair of the ADL’s education committee, said the “No Place for Hate� program

Tammy Gillies COURTESY PHOTO arranges for speakers at local schools, including Holocaust survivors, and Japanese-Americans sent to internment camps during World War II. Another element of the program is training for peer counselors. “We do have programs that reach out to parents, school administrators, educators and school counselors with the same message: that we want, safe, secure, open environments, so our kids can learn and be accepted,� Scott Feldman said. Currently, the ADL gives a lot of attention to cyber-bullying through its educational outreach programs. “Cyber-bullying is a huge problem across the country,� said Scott Feldman. “This is not a rite of passage, not part of growing up, it is harmful, hurtful and it can have devastating consequences. The ADL is committed to fighting cyber-bullying.� The ADL was formed in 1913 in Chicago by a group

of lawyers who sought to battle discrimination against Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, Gillies said. Around that time, a Jewish factory owner in Atlanta was lynched by a mob, after being tried and convicted for the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl. Evidence later came out that the factory owner was innocent. “That was an impetus for the ADL to come together, we needed to stand up against anti-Semitism,â€? she said. Gillies said she is inspired by the ADL’s original mission statement, which is to “stop the defamation of the Jewish people‌ to secure justice and fair treatment to all.â€? “It’s for everyone,â€? she said of the ADL’s broad mandate. Among the ADL’s big successes, she said, was advocating for a law that forced members of the Ku Klux Klan to remove their hoods when marching or demonstrating, which resulted in a rapid decline in Klan membership, and passage of national hate crimes legislation which was signed by President Obama in 2009, Gillies said. Locally, the group has been involved in a number of issues, from responding to discrimination complaints to tracking the activities of white supremacists, Gillies said.

searchers on staff whose “job to keep track of people who we believe may be out to do harm to Jewish people or any other group of people, that have an ideology of hate,� she said. ADL staff may even be called on to testify in court during hate crimes trials, she said. Gillies, a mother of three, has been with the ADL for six years, and her resume may not be typical for a discrimination fighter. A native New Yorker, she spent much of her working life as an operations manager with a shoe manufacturing company before moving into the nonprofit sector. Her husband, David, is an information technology consultant. She said she feels fortunate to have a job where she can have a positive impact on people’s lives, and plans to keep at it until she retires or helps the ADL achieve its ultimate goal of ridding the world of hate. “It’s a calling, it’s not really a job,� she said. For more information, visit

At one time, she said, Jews and African-Americans were prohibited by property restrictions from buying homes in La Jolla. Attitudes began to change in the 1960s, she said, when such institutions as UC San Diego and the Salk Institute were established, bringing in Jewish faculty and researchers. “Today, the Jewish community has been well accepted in San Diego,� Gillies said. “We feel like an integral part of the entire San Diego region and it’s a wonderful place to be Jewish in America.� When people come with complaints about discrimination, the ADL will try to help them resolve their issues, sometimes contacting officials with local institutions such as schools. In many cases, she said, the officials many not be aware that discrimination has occurred. An example, she said, would be a school scheduling its homecoming dance during the Jewish high holidays. While that would be perfectly legal, she said, it would make Jewish students feel left out. “Having that dialogue is very important. People for the most part want to do the right thing, it’s just helping them get there,� she said. Another ADL function is tracking and conducting research on extremists, said Gillies. The group has re-

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. Roger Rowe School held its third annual Latin Festival on April 4 in the school’s Performing Arts Center. 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 was provided by “TINKU,” a band that plays folk melodies with a focus on Andean rhythms and Latin favorites. In addition to Latin music and food, the event featured an Arts & Crafts Fair. A percentage of the event proceeds will benefit the RSF Education Foundation. PHOTOS/JON CLARK

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RSF Library Guild welcomes Community Partner Eveline Bustillos The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild recently announced the addition of its new Community Partner, local Coldwell Banker Realtor Eveline Bustillos. Eveline Bustillos has committed to donating a percentage of each sale’s commissions to supporting the work of the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild. Bustillos is devoted to giving back to the community where she has lived and worked, as a professional Realtor, with Coldwell Banker for the past 21-plus years. Bustillos and her family are voracious readers who regularly enjoy the Children’s Library and participate and volunteer each year in the Summer Reading Programs. Bustillos’s generosity enables the RSF Library Guild to continue to provide essential services and resources for Library patrons of all ages. For more information on how you can support the Ran-

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Accomplished conductor brings Pacific 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.” 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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its outlying communities for the outpouring of love and support during our darkest hours. With the Avielle Foundation, we aim to answer the question ‘Why?’” The “Why?” in this tragedy is hard for everyone to grasp, especially Fultz, who shared an office with Jenn for five years — their daughters were born just three months apart. Her daughter is a also first grader, like Avie was, at Solana Highlands Elementary School. It’s hard to comprehend how something like the Sandy Hook tragedy can happen, Fultz said. “We ask ‘Why?’ over and over again. How could somebody do something so horrific?” Fultz said. Through their foundation, Avie’s parents are hoping to reach the root of the “Why” issue, to get a better understanding of brain health as too little is known about what drives these violent behaviors. The scientific and research approach of the foundation makes sense as both Avie’s parents come from science backgrounds — Hensel has her master’s degree in pathobiology and Richman

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Expert in creationism-evolution controversy addresses science education at UCSD BY CLAIRE HARLIN Science and religion are at a crossroads in our society, and when it comes to education, we’re not doing a good enough job at separating the two. This was one of several key points shared at an April 2 guest lecture by renowned anthropologist Eugenie Scott, who leads the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) and is known internationally for her expertise on the evolution-creation controversy. Locals filled the Scripps Seaside Forum at UC San Diego for the event, part of the Richard H. and Glenda G. Rosenblatt Lectureship in Evolutionary Biology, eagerly swarming Scott after the presentation as she obligingly offered additional discussion. Eugenie Scott How should we define religion? How can we teach science in a way that will not cause children to reject faith? How can one gain purpose and meaning through secular belief? This only scratches the surface of the hard questions Scott addressed at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, and that she also seeks to answer through her work at NCSE — a 4,500-member organization of scientists, teachers, clergy and citizens whose mission is to educate the public and the press on the scientific aspects of the controversies that result from the collision of science and religion. “Neither atheism nor religion own science,” she said. And NCSE doesn’t just focus on evolutionary science — it recently added a department focused on climate change, an area of education that she said is gaining more and more push-back in school communities. While the two controversies —evolutionary science and climate change — are unique in themselves, Scott said the parallels between the two controversies are interestingly similar. “They are both well-supported scientific views that nobody is arguing in the scientific world, however, for the general public, this is reversed,” she said. In both, there is a clear hesitation to “be fair and teach both,” she said,




however, while the backlash against evolution education is largely from religious groups, the contention surrounding global warming is rooted in political and economic ideologies — whether that be libertarian, free market fundamentalism that advocates unregulated use of the Earth’s resources, or political conservatism that seeks to expose an alleged “liberal plot to take away individual rights,” she said. But the bottom line, she said, is that “we aren’t doing good enough,” when it comes to science education, and that’s not all the fault of the public school systems. “The ball is being dropped at the university level,” Scott said. “If high school teachers don’t understand evolution well enough to teach it, then that is the fault of higher education … It’s not sufficient to beat up on a high school teacher.” Scott explained the difference between the core ideas of science — which are so tested and understood that they are not in contention — and those that are on the “frontier” or “fringe.” Frontier ideas may eventually turn into core concepts, but may also have qualities of being ever-changing and not widely accepted. Fringe ideas are even more highly speculated and often associated with pseudoscience, and an understanding of these separate concepts is crucial, Scott argued. “People need to understand the difference,” she said, adding that the common ancestry of humans is held as a core idea of science. “Frontier ideas change and that leads people to think science is unreliable.” Scott has been both a researcher and an activist in the creationism-evolution controversy for more than 25 years. She is the author of “Evolution vs. Creationism” and co-editor, with Glenn Branch, of “Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design Is Wrong for Our Schools.” She has also represented NCSE on numerous TV programs and documentaries that have appeared on networks such as NOVA and Showtime. Four years ago, Scientific American named Scott “one of 10 outstanding leaders involved in research, business, or policy pursuits that have advanced science and technology.” The lecture was established with a generous contribution from the Rosenblatts. Richard Rosenblatt is a renowned ichthyologist and serves as curator emeritus of the Marine Vertebrates Collection, part of the Scripps Oceanographic Collections, the largest and most complete university-based oceanographic collection in the world. The Rosenblatt Lecture has been awarded annually since 2005 and each recipient receives a $3,000 cash award. For more information about NCSE, visit

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Upcoming events at the RSF Community Center include activities for adults and kids “Wine Gathering” Party Sunday, April 14, at Mille Fleurs Restaurant. Bertrand Hug will generously donate the Mille Fleurs restaurant space along with appetizers and wine for this fun event designed to promote our major fundraiser, the Gatsby Gala on May 18 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Price of admission to the Wine Gathering is a bottle of wine per person at a suggested value of $50 and up. The wine collected will be used for the Gatsby Gala opportunity drawing. 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 support the operations of the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center a non-profit, 501c3 organization. Please RSVP for the Wine Gathering by emailing or call us at 858-756-2461 or visit Space is limited to 65 attendees. Guests must be 21 years and older. 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 after-school classes. The instructors will be here demonstrating what their classes will offer in the coming weeks. We’ll have a bouncy house, free pizza, popcorn, water, a raffle drawing for a free class, games and more! Stop by the Community Center right after school to enjoy 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 Begin April 22! Our new Session 4 schedule is out and we are currently taking registration. We are offering some exciting new classes so don’t miss out! New classes include: Clowning for Fun, Multi-Sport Madness, Hip-Hop Tricks, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Woodshop of Wonders, Hula, the Art of Beading and more! For more information, please give us a call at 858-756-2461. 2013 Gatsby Gala Join us for the Community Center’s largest fundraiser, May 18, at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. This year we are reviving the Roaring ‘20s at our Gatsby Gala. Join us for live jazz, cocktails, a live auction, dinner and dancing. Visit our website,, for sponsorship opportunities and tickets. Adult Dodgeball at the RSFCC! Join us on Friday, April 19, for our 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. 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, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the beautiful Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. Join us for a fun evening of socializing; get to know your neighbors, meet local businesses and enjoy an evening with drinks and appetizers. Interested in promoting your business? A limited

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he “Dinner with the Pros” celebrity waiter dinner was held March 22 at La Costa Resort & Spa. The event was presented by former Chargers star kicker John Carney and Super Bowl-winning punter Steve Weatherford of the New York Giants. Kimberly King, local TV personality and Director of Communications at Cathedral Catholic High School, served as Mistress of Ceremonies. The evening included a hosted cocktail reception where celebrities served drinks and sign autographs. Guests then enjoyed a first-class dinner and live auction, followed by a night of dancing from the sounds of Jukebox. This year’s event benefits four charities: All for God, Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, Mary’s Mercy Center and Veronica’s Home of Mercy. Celebrity waiters included Super Bowl-winning MVP, Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, Hall of Famer, Marshall Faulk, Chargers Pro Bowl cornerback, Quentin Jammer, former Buffalo Bills superstar wide receiver Andre Reed, Minnesota Vikings Punter T.J. Conley, retired Major League pitcher, Jamie Moyer, and many others. For more photos, visit PHOTOS/MCKENZIE IMAGES

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Village Business & Merchants Assoc. map/directory deadline is April 15 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.

La Jolla Institute earns No. 2 spot in nation’s ‘Best Places to Work for Postdocs’ The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology has been ranked as the Number 2 best place to work in the nation for postdoctoral researchers, according to a survey conducted by The Scientist magazine. The Institute placed second only to the prestigious Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Mass., which came in at Number 1. The ranking marked the second straight year that the La Jolla Institute has been recognized on the U.S. list of “Best Places to Work for Postdocs,” last year earning the Number 7 position. The life science magazine’s annual ranking was based on a U.S. survey of 2,081 postgraduate researchers, known in the scientific community as “postdocs.” Postdocs have completed their doctoral degrees (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) and typically spend several years at a research institution, gaining training and experience under senior scientists. The survey covered workplace topics such as job satisfaction, communication, and career development. Mitchell Kronenberg, Ph.D., La Jolla Institute’s president & chief scientific officer, said he is very pleased at obtaining a top ranking once again. “Our 150 postdocs are a critical part of the research success of this Institute,” says Dr. Kronenberg, adding that the Institute is a world leader in research focused on harnessing the power of the immune system to combat disease. “We appreciate their contributions and try to set a framework that gives them a valuable and enriching experience.” RSF resident John Major, a prominent San Diego business executive and chairman of the Institute’s Board of Directors, says it is not only the postdocs that apparently find the La Jolla Institute’s environment inspiring. Along with ranking high nationally among postdocs, the Institute also scored a Number 6 place in the “Best Places to Work in Academia” survey in 2012, which polled more than 1,000 life scientists in academic or noncommercial research institutions worldwide. “When you see this kind of positive feedback from employees, coupled with the Institute’s ranking among the world’s top organizations for research impact in immunology, you realize that something special is going on at the La Jolla Institute,” said Major. “We are fortunate to have an immunology leader of the Institute’s caliber as a member of San Diego’s world-renowned life science community.” Postdoctoral researchers interviewed cited many factors that make the La Jolla Institute’s environment exceptional, including top-notch science, collaboration between labs, policies that encourage rather than hinder novel scientific approaches, good benefits, excellent scientific resources, and a warm, friendly atmosphere that encourages interaction. “Everyone here is very accessible, including the faculty members,” says postdoc Shilpi Chandra, Ph.D., noting she was initially surprised by the Institute’s open environment. “There is a very collaborative spirit between all of the scientists. You can go and talk to anybody. It’s like a small family.” For more information, visit The top 10: 1. Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (Cambridge, Mass.) 2. La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology 3. Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (Oklahoma City) 4.Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Woods Hole, Mass.) 5. Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne, Illinois) 6. The J. David Gladstone Institutes (San Francisco) 7. Scripps Institute of Oceanography 8. University of Alabama at Birmingham 9. Genentech (South San Francisco) 10. Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston)

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Diegueño Country School celebrates American musicals


usical theater is an allAmerican art form born at the turn of the last century. Diegueño Country School students performed pieces on March 28 from musicals such as “Dames at Sea,” “Oklahoma,” “Wizard of Oz,” “Hair,” “Grease,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Chicago, “and many more. Throughout the year, the children conducted an in-depth study of America’s unique artistic heritage, which was presented through their dynamic performance art. Their spectacular show was a celebration of song, dance, and history that spans the past 100 years. Diegueño Country School is accepting applications for fall enrollment. For more information, please contact the admissions office at 858-756-0184 or visit http:// PHOTOS/JON CLARK

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Local author conquers news, novels and nature BY ROB LEDONNE Author Janice Coy was reaching limits she never knew she had during a strenuous hike up Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro a few years ago. “It was so different from what I had imagined,” Coy explained from her local home. “I’m an active person, but it was still the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. You don’t know where your limit is until you reach it, and I did.” Coy learned a variety of lessons during that fateful trip, and the entire experience is the inspiration for her second book, “A Table on Kilimanjaro,” which was released this past Valentine’s Day to rave reviews, and has already landed a coveted spot as one of the top 400 in the general fiction category of the 2013 Amazon. com “Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.” The book focuses on success, something Coy has enjoyed throughout her career as a writer — but it wasn’t always easy. Starting out as a daily newspaper reporter, first for a now-defunct publication in Colorado, and then for this newspaper group’s family of papers, Coy enjoyed the perks of the job. “I basically fell into newspaper reporting, and loved everything about it, from the deadlines to the variety; every day is different, and it was a lot of fun,” she explains. “At first, I

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did hard news reporting, so I wasn’t the most welcome person when I was reporting on stories. I then transitioned to features, because at least when I showed up to places, people were happy to see me.” Growing up, Coy was a “voracious reader,” and regularly devoured novels by the likes of Mary Higgins Clark and Carolyn Keene. “I had always wanted to write a novel and thought it was

going to be so easy. Little did I know, writing a novel is completely different than writing a newspaper article,” she said. When Coy was writing articles, she was accustomed to “just writing the facts. It’s a bare-bones kind of writing.” Penning a novel, on the other hand, is a whole different beast: “I had to learn the structure of novel writing, and there’s a lot of work involved; but it’s like anything —

the more practice you have at it, the better you get.” To help shake her journalism habits, Coy took a novel writing class at UCSD Extension. “I went there awhile, and then formed a critique group with some fellow students I met,” she remembers. “Being in a group and having deadlines was awesome.” Coy’s next step was to garner some interest in a manuscript she was working on. The problem was that in today’s literary climate of diminishing profits and smaller outfits, getting published and even landing an agent can be almost insurmountable. “I met with different editors and agents, but it’s a very subjective business. I had agents tell me that they loved my story but didn’t like my writing, or that they loved my writing and didn’t like my story,” Coy says. She estimates that she sent out about 80 queries, all of which were met with rejection. She was ready to put her novel aside when one of her three daughters proposed the idea that she put the book out herself. “She encouraged me and said that if only one person buys it, it’s better than just sitting unread in a drawer somewhere.” Coy posted her first novel, “A Grave in the Vegetable Garden,” on shortly

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SF Republican Women, Fed. welcomed Assemblyman Brian Maienschein as its guest speaker at an April 5 event at the Rancho Santa Golf Club. Maienschein updated guests on government activities in Sacramento. PHOTOS JON CLARK

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Education Matters/Opinion Because hate feels so good BY MARSHA SUTTON Hearing the w o r d s , “Hate feels so good,” is shocking in itself. Marsha Sutton B u t hearing those words uttered by a former neo-nazi skinhead turned equality and human rights advocate is a stunner. To understand how a white supremacist is created, and how a racist bigot can find his humanity, check out Frank Meeink and his book “Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead.” Meeink didn’t just reject his past but overcame it to become a spokesperson for compassion and acceptance, whose only intolerance now is for those who embrace violence, hate, and artificial race, religion and class distinctions. The featured speaker at an Anti-Defamation League presentation on March 13, Meeink was in San Diego as part of the ADL’s centennial celebration of its founding in 1913.

Meeink told his compelling story with honesty and sincerity, a little sadness and regret, spiced with raw humor and earthy eloquence. It’s a journey through a landscape of hateful extremist behavior and ideology, to a place of peace and forgiveness. Born in south Philadelphia and raised Irish-Catholic, Meeink was abused as a child, but not just physically. He suffered most from neglect and disinterest. With a family life shattered by divorce, drugs, alcohol, hunger, poverty, and violent relationships, there was complete indifference to his well-being. Fear was a major part of his life. He said he feared everything – his home, school, neighborhood, parents, loneliness. “I was a broken individual,” he said. Introduced to the skinhead white supremacist movement when he was 13, Meeink found the acceptance he longed for. At last people were interested in him. With gang life, he said, “I had a purpose.”

Instead of living his life in fear, he was able to instill fear in others. It felt good to make others feel afraid, he said. He dove into the movement with enthusiasm and loyalty to the first group of people to embrace him fully. Meeink shaved his head and tattooed himself with extremist symbols and slogans – including a swastika on his neck and the letters “skin head” on his eight knuckles. “I was a jerk – an egomaniac with no self-esteem,” he said. For five years, Meeink was an active member of his gang, a recognized leader who engaged in horrendous acts of violence – over 300, he told Katie Couric in a televised interview several years ago. The usual minority groups were targeted, he said, but white people were attacked as well. “Anyone who wasn’t a part of our movement was a potential victim,” he told Couric. At the San Diego ADL event, speaking to a full auditorium of hundreds, Meeink said hate was the fuel that ignited so much violence. But when gangs got too large, members began inter-hating and would beat

up other members. “When you’re in the gutter, you look down on others worse [off],” he said. Prison time In Illinois, Meeink had his own cable access television show called “The Reich” which he used to recruit new gang members. Eventually, at age 17, he was arrested for kidnapping and assault, and was convicted and sent to prison where he befriended African-American and Hispanic inmates, mostly bonding through sports. These were people he formerly hated. In 1995, when Meeink was 20, two national events took center stage: the Oklahoma City bombing and the O.J. Simpson murder trial. As the father of a baby girl born before he was sent to prison, Meeink was profoundly affected by the images of so many dead children and babies carried out of the decimated Oklahoma City Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. And the Simpson trial, with its focus on DNA, caused him to question the Master Race claims that people of Aryan descent are inherently superior. “DNA says that’s all bullshit,” he said. Meeink said he was

“the smartest racist in prison” who “looked up to criminals, thugs and racists all my life.” But scientists, he said, were destroying his world, by demonstrating that all races are essentially the same. When he was released from prison, he “still walked and talked like a thug,” he said, and considered himself “still an Aryan” – although he began to consider the possibility, given his prison friendships, that skin color and race are irrelevant. Nevertheless, he came out of prison saying, “I’m still gonna hate the Jews.” It’s human nature, he said. “We hate what we don’t understand.” He returned to Philly a hero and was idolized by other skinheads, but doubts began to form. Plus, he needed to find work. “When you have a swastika on your neck, these are not good people skills,” he said to uncomfortable laughter. Parents would pull their children away from him, and prospective employers rejected him. Finally, a Jewish small business owner hired him, even with the neck swastika in full view. When his first payday came, Meeink was certain his Jewish boss would cheat

him. Ingrained prejudice dies hard. But his boss gave Meeink the $300 owed – and another $100 bonus, saying Meeink was a good worker and deserved extra. Meeink was favored by his boss who taught him a little about business, mentored him, paid him well, believed in him – and most importantly, told him he wasn’t dumb. Jews, it would seem, are people too, he discovered, as he grew to respect this man who gave him a job, a future and a new way of seeing the world. As they say, if hate can be learned, it can be unlearned. A century of fighting hate Eventually, Meeink connected with the ADL, an organization he hated when he was a skinhead. But the ADL shows empathy even to racists and bigots, he said. “Now I trust and believe in the good that they do.” The ADL’s 100 years of fighting hate began in 1913 with the horrific lynching in Georgia of Jewish business owner Leo Frank, falsely accused of murder in a trial that drew national attention to the scourge of anti-Semi-

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SON continued from page 3 convoy, training Afghan counterparts, but mostly the “Bastards” were looking for Taliban. “We’d get Intelligence that certain things were about to happen. We’d meet with the village elders and they’d tell us things or not. We set up observation posts (OPs) on mountains, leaving at dark and climbing all night. There were times when the soldiers were on their hands and knees dragging their packs, avoiding trails because of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). “Being at high altitude was terrible,” Popescu remembers, “At first our lungs just couldn’t do it…The next day, we’d spend a whole day watching and searching for whatever Intel wanted.” The “best” firefight happened in Naka near OP Yankees [mountain], where

TREE continued from page 1 them are as thin as straws.” “We’re not a bunch of lumberjacks, we don’t want it to look like St. Andrews with no trees,” said Bill Roberts, head of the RSF Golf Club Green Committee. He said he understands that there are a lot of emotions involved, but the club spent more than a year working on the tree plan based on science. “It’s not a willy-nilly plan,” Roberts said. “Each and every tree has a reason to be removed and also several of them will be replaced. We think we have a good plan…a net loss of 102 of 2,000 trees on the course seems to be a reasonable plan.” There is some disagreement on the number of trees that had already been removed between July and October of 2012, before it was brought to the attention of the RSF Association. Boon said that there have been at least 75 trees cut down, documented by invoices. Roberts argued that the club has only removed five unauthorized trees — “We made a mistake” — but he said the rest were all left over from the 2002 master plan and were previously approved to be taken down. In those cases, better communication from the club was desired by some. Philippe Charat, who lives near the fifth fairway, said he awoke to hear the buzz of trees being taken

Taliban are prevalent. While on a rooftop observing part of the village, sniper rifle shots started hitting the wall directly behind Popescu and his Gunner. “We ran off the roof and they lit us up pretty good.” They laid low while the Gunner shoulderfired over 900 rounds from a 240L machine gun at any possible movement. “My job was to help him spot targets, load rounds and change the barrels. I got some shots off, too.” The experience was best because, oddly, Popescu never felt like his life was on the line. Mom Sandy chimes in, “You forgot chatter on the radio said the sniper had locked on you.” Alex reminds that as soon as these things happen, they call in everything. “There’s no sweeter sound than Kiowa or Apache helos and F-18 jets flying over. You know if you see them coming, the enemy sees them too and they’re terrified.”

Unfortunate events that occurred during guard duty week led to the “worst” firefight. “We took a mortar round at COP Zerok. Staff Sergeant Matthew Stiltz was hit with shrapnel and, sadly, later died. Two days after, outside the chow hall, Popescu’s Platoon Sergeant was knocked to the ground by the shock wave of a nearby mortar round. He spent a month recuperating and ended up with a stutter. “We were all very angry,”Alex said. “We wanted to go out and find these guys and bring them to justice” Chaos exploded on OP Twins, a former American patrol site. “Our mission was to sneak up at night and catch the enemy coming to shoot mortars at us. After we got set in, the enemy detonated an IED and Sergeant Channing Bo Hicks and Sergeant Joseph Richardson were, unfortunately, in the kill radius. When Intel reported the insurgents had IEDs all over the mountain

and were going to blow them all up, leadership pulled the platoon several hundred meters back with no time to recover their buddies. “The enemy started walking in their mortars at us,” Popescu recounts, “My gunner and I thought ‘dude, this is it’. Luckily my gunner spotted the launch site and we started unloading on them. Our own mortar teams and air support lit up the mountain. It was the most amazing array of air support I’d ever seen.” When everything had calmed, the Commanding Officer asked for volunteers to recover the bodies of Hicks and Richardson. Popescu stepped up. “I didn’t want their squad mates to see them like that. My squad leader was best friends with one of them and was going and I didn’t want him to do it alone.” That effort earned Alex an Army Commendation Medal for “Exceptional val-

orous service as a rifleman. PFC Popescu exposed himself to immediate improvised explosive devices to recover and medevac his two fallen heroes.” “It was a rough day,” summarizes Popescu, “there’s nothing that can prepare you for that.” Popescu and his team did what no others could do before them. They climbed eight different mountains first and best. “We were such a cohesive group — so in sync with one another. We didn’t need arm signals because we knew just by looking at each other what to do and when to do it without being told.” PFC Alexander Popescu wears his heart on his forearm, tattooed with the names Stiltz, Hicks and Richardson along with the logo of 3rd platoon “Bastards” — the misfits who nailed the enemy with valor.


down one morning. Three trees in front of his home were gone, trees that protected him from wayward golf balls and gave a “magnificent frame looking out to the golf course.” He said not only is that view now altered, he is finding wayward balls on their lawn with greater frequency, concerning him about the safety of his five grandchildren. “Nobody bothered to call or discuss this with me or give me an explanation,” said Charat, who is a member at the Golf Club. “The hubris and the attitude of the Golf Club, as far as I’m concerned, cannot be forgiven.” During public input by 15 speakers, some in attendance characterized the management plan as a “massive removal,” “overly aggressive” and a “disaster,” but Fleming said that is not the truth. “I’m taken aback by anyone who feels that we’re trying to butcher trees,” Fleming said. Fleming said the management plan takes aim specifically to counteract conditions of invasive insects such as lerp psyllids, tortoise beetles, glassywinged sharpshooters and citrus psyllids. They are also looking at groups of eucalyptus, California pepper trees and blackwood acacias out on the course that are dying and in decline. With the new plan, they have focused on trees with a natural resistance to those invasive insects, as well as species that give the

course more diversity while being compatible with the Rancho Santa Fe landscape theme, Fleming said. New trees in the plan include cork oaks, holly oaks, sycamores and species of eucalyptus that are less-susceptible to disease, such as lemon-scented eucalyptus. “We’re trying to get a biodiversity of plant material so if one insect or one disease comes in it doesn’t take out the whole forest,” Fleming said. Another factor driving the tree management plan is winter playing conditions on the course. During the winter months, the course undergoes what Fleming calls the “ice cube effect.” When the sun angles are low, the clay soil fills with water and those 28-degree nights can freeze the soil. With the trees blocking the sunlight, it creates a cube of ice and basically turns the course to mud. That results in “municipal-like” turf conditions at a course that is world class and one of the best in California, Fleming said. An alternative solution to tree removal could be a process known as “sand capping” in which a layer of sand mix would be added to the fairways, restoring the natural contours, improving the draining and replacing the turf. Unfortunately, sand capping is very expensive and time consuming, Roberts said. It could cost up to $250,0000 and the fairways would have to be shut down for 60 to 90 days.

Boon pointed out that it has been reported that several strategies have been undertaken to deal with difficult soil, such as the development of wells and a reverse osmosis system, removing non-native plants and renovating tee areas. She said it’s the Golf Club’s “belief” that tree removal will improve course conditions but not a certainty. “Is the Golf Club willing to sacrifice all these trees in the interest of saving money and in the hope and ‘belief’ that it will improve the drainage and playing conditions in the winter?” Boon asked. “Should good custodians select the cheapest plan, the most expedient plan or do they develop the best plan for the long-term health, beauty and playability of the course?” The RSF Association’s Committee on Natural Environment (CONE) and the Trails Committee have both toured the course and reviewed the management plan and would like to see more revisions done. Bill Beckman, chair of CONE, said input from certified arborists and soil scientists should be included before the final plan and said the committee had concerns that there was not a detailed phasing plan for proposed removals. “All of the trees being suddenly removed would have a dramatic impact on the perspective of the course,” Beckman said. “Our trees are one of the most spectacular and beautiful parts of the community and the golf course trees are the

most visible in all of the Covenant.” Jerry Yahr, chair of the Trails Committee, said that they strongly support a cooperative effort between the Association and the Golf Club to develop a master plan that will work for everyone. Yahr said of the 65 percent of trees planned for removal that would impact the trail system, the committee didn’t have a problem with only 15 percent of them. The rest, he said, are considered valuable for providing a nice buffer between the trail and the golf course, and providing shade on the trails that heat up in warmer months and those that create those “nice skyline views” that would be lost. Yahr said the Trails Committee does feel the landscape needs to be upgraded and wondered if the Association could use Covenant Enhancement Fund monies to create a trail system landscape in keeping with the plans and goals of the Golf Club. Of the 15 speakers during public comment, 11 were in opposition to the management plan. They lamented the loss of specimen and signature trees and voiced disappointment in the Golf Club’s tactics. “In my opinion the ambiance and beauty of our great old golf course will be significantly impacted and it will take many, many years to replace those trees,” said Tim Sullivan, a Golf Club member since 1996. “There has to be a better alternative, a less severe alterna-

tive.” Others spoke in favor of the plan, arguing that the health and well-being of the course is integral to the health and well-being of the community. George Scott, a Golf Club member since 1985, said that the plan really only removes about one tree per acre, leaving 18 trees per acre. “It’s not being done with malice or to make the property look worse, it’s to make the property look better,” Scott said. Scott pointed out that when the Association took out trees in the village a few years back, he trusted that they were making the right decision as stewards of the property. He asked that the membership do the same and trust that the Golf Club is making the best decisions for the long-term benefit of the club. As the April 3 meeting was an informational public meeting and the first time the RSF Association board and the Art Jury heard a formal presentation of the plan, no action was taken. RSF Association Manager Pete Smith said the Golf Club will now take the member input it received and make any revisions it deems necessary to the plan. A formal submission of the plan will then be made to the Art Jury. The RSF Association board will eventually have final authority on whether the plan is approved.

continued from page 1 property in the consent area. Per the regulatory code, where the Association owns property within the consent area the applicant (the RSF Garden Club) must make the request for the consent to count. 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, according to Smith. 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.

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EDUCATION continued from page 26 tism in the United States at the time. Originally founded to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, the ADL has become a pre-eminent force for social justice and fair treatment for all people, regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. The ADL also helps law enforcement by providing counterterrorism training and sharing vital statistics that track trends on emerging and existing hate groups. The theme for the ADL’s centennial year is: “Imagine a World without Hate.” And this is the message Frank Meeink now spreads. Today, Meeink is 37, married with children and grateful for his second chance at life. He is a speaker and author who frequently travels throughout the country to talk to high school teens, the media and other groups about his transformative journey into the seductive safety of hate groups and his escape from the confines of distorted extremist ideologies. [See his Website – www.] Once a well-respected leader of skinheads who now gets death threats, Meeink is founder of “Harmony Through Hockey” for teens and a board member of “Life After Hate,” a group of former white supremacists and neo-nazis who “work with others to help the next guys be free of hate.” “We are there when those guys see it’s not panning out,” he said. When asked how he can convince skinheads to take a different path, Meeink said you don’t go into a bar at happy hour and try to recruit for Alcoholics Anonymous. So they don’t crash skinhead meetings and try to convert members. “But we are there for them when they are ready,” he said. The group helps the disaffected understand that nothing good is ever forecast when “the Master Race” is supposed to take over. Bad stuff always follows, he said, when you hear a sentence that starts with this: “When the Master Race takes over …” Meeink confirmed that neo-nazi and white supremacist gangs continue to thrive, with the Internet making it easy to reach out

to lost souls. California is the largest center of hate in the country, and southern California is home to the greatest number of white supremacist and racist gangs in the state, he said. One planet He answered one question from the audience without missing a beat: What’s the one thing above all else that would have kept you from becoming a skinhead? “Good parenting,” he replied. “Hands down.” When he was growing up, if someone had just said to him, “How was your day, Frank?” when he came home from school, his life may have turned out very differently, he said. Although his arms are covered with ink, he advises young people to never get tattoos, “especially the name of your girlfriend.” That’s just stupid, he said. After he left the movement, he discussed his regret for his infamous neck swastika in a newspaper interview that was read by a dermatologist who offered her services to remove the offensive tattoo. He accepted the offer, but said he had no money


to pay her. The dermatologist said her family died in the Holocaust so it was an honor to remove it. He is now swastika free. He also said it’s important to not stand by and let others be bullied, insulted, hurt or victimized because of their differences. “When people talk crazy, you need to say something,” he said. “We are on this planet together,” Meeink said, to a standing ovation. Meeink’s story is entertaining, horrifying, electrifying and ultimately inspiring. His is a remarkable transformation that gives hope to those determined to find acceptance and tolerance in a world in desperate need of compassion and understanding. Marsha Sutton can be reached at

RSF Fire Department: Two simple steps can save a life When someone suffers cardiac arrest, every second counts. The longer a patient goes without Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), the less likely their chance of survival. Unfortunately, that is what happens all too often. According to the American Heart Association, 70 percent of Americans feel helpless during emergency situations and hesitate to act. To help ease fears and increase the chances of patients getting the assistance they need, the AHA has developed Hands-Only CPR. Hands-Only CPR involves two simple steps: 1. Call 9-11 and 2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest. “Too often bystanders do not offer aid to a patient because they can’t remember all the steps to traditional CPR, are afraid of doing it

incorrectly, or are wary of giving mouth-to-mouth breaths to a stranger,” said Mary Murphy, emergency services coordinator. “The goal of hands-only CPR is to simplify the process and encourage more people to attempt life-saving measures in emergency situations.” First, call 9-1-1 or assign someone to do so. Second, place one hand on top of the other, interlacing the fingers and push hard and fast in the center of the chest using the heel of the hand. To help CPR givers deliver chest compression at the correct intervals, the AHA recommends doing so to the beat of the song “Stayin’ Alive.” Continue giving compressions until help arrives. “It cannot be stressed enough that doing something is better than doing

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Del Mar, Solana Beach stops on local man’s marathon dating schedule BY CLAIRE HARLIN If you happened to visit the Free Flight bird sanctuary in Del Mar on April 7 or catch wind at the Torrey Pines Gliderport on April 5, you might have spotted San Diegan Tim King on a date there. Or for that matter, if you’ve hiked Poway’s Mt. Woodson, gone paintballing at Velocity Paintball Park in Ramona or taken surf lessons at La Jolla Shores’ Menehune Surf in the last few weeks, it’s also likely you may have run into King — with a different woman each time. King has been on different dates all over San Diego County with different women every day since March 20, and his little black book is completely full through mid-April. But this ladies’ man’s actions are a far cry from reality TVstyle drama and his intentions have nothing to do with infidelity. “Nothing about this is directly benefitting me,” said King, a 27-yearold local photographer. “I just think a lot of people don’t have enough fun in their life and this is just another way of inspiring people to get out and enjoy their life. Life’s short and there’s a lot out there to enjoy.” King was inspired to embark on this dating marathon — 30 dates in 30 days — after downloading Details Matter, a new mobile app launched four months ago by San Diegan Mark Wills that provides a public forum and database of local date ideas. Having participated in a few other 30-day challenges that in-

Tim King is the brains behind ‘30 Dates in 30 Days,’ a project to promote the Details Matter app and bring attention to San Diego’s vast array of fun dating activities. COURTESY PHOTO volved blogging, video-making and even showering with cold water for a month straight, King thought a dating challenge would the be the perfect way to showcase — and put to the test — Wills’ app. “I had a launch party to kick off the app and Tim King got wind of the invitation and came … He approached me at the party and said, ‘How would you feel about doing a dating marathon?’ and I thought it was perfect,” Wills said. “I really have to give him credit on the concept. He’s such an outgoing social media expert, blogger and world traveler. His whole brand is thinking outside the box and he’s really creative.” King often travels the world photographing destination weddings,

and he said when he saw the app for the first time, he instantly thought about its ability to allow people to vacation in their own hometown. “I just thought the idea was really good,” said King, who said he scaled back his usual work schedule and turned down assignments in order to give the dating marathon his full attention. “I wanted to be part of it and I wanted to get the idea out there.” Wills works in the real estate industry, but decided to take a chance on launching Details Matter after the idea came to him. “It just spawned in my head one day when I realized dates can be so boring,” said Wills, a San Diego State University alumnus.

The process of working with a third party to design and build the app took about a year, and he hopes to launch the app nationwide after it takes off in San Diego. “I figure there’s no better place to launch a dating activity concept than here, where there’s so much to offer in terms of things to do,” Wills said, adding that the app also contains offers and specials associated with the businesses involved. King is photographing and blogging about each of the dates, donated by local businesses featured in the app, at Each and every place King goes is featured on the app itself, and he’s trying to keep the dates varied and companions diverse. Not only is he going on a date with a 63-year-old woman who is flying to San Diego from Seattle for a date with him, but he is also going out with a local gay man who expressed interest in the concept. He said he is not only trying to make a statement, but inspire others to have fun and not care what others think. “A lot of these adventure dates, for example, I’ve already done before, but doing them now eases the fear for others to see me do it or do it with me,” said King. “In the case of going on a date with a gay man, it lets people know that I’m serious about wanting to push people out of their comfort zone.” For more information, visit or www.

Local Details Matter dates • M Wine Education class series at Sbicca in Del Mar, 215 15th St., www.mwineeducation. com/events • Movie date night at Carruth Cellars in Solana Beach, free pizza with a bottle of wine, 320 S. Cedros Ave., http:// www.wineryoncedros. com • LUX @ Night at LUX Art Institute with live music, beer and wine, 1550 S. El Camino Real, www.wineryoncedros. com • Trapeze High trapeze classes in Escondido (formerly at Del Mar Fairgrounds), 2470 Melru Lane, www.trapezehigh. com • Torrey Pines Gliderport paragliding in La Jolla, 2800 Torrey Pines, www. • Free Flight sanctuary visits in Del Mar, 2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd., • Paintballing at Velocity in Ramona, 1300 Warnock Dr.,

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First Tehyathon 5k Fundraiser, Inspiration Walk, and Celebration •C oncert is April 21 at Cathedral Catholic High School; This event is inspired by local San Diego teen Tehya, a Make-AWish recipient who lives with the challenges of Spina Bifida. As the year passed, she

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Cathedral Catholic High School, Outreach Through Dance, Feeding the Soul Foundation, and Make-A-Wish San Diego are all supporters of Tehya Foussat as she fulfills her vision to create a day of inspiration and celebration with Tehyathon, a 5K Fundraiser, an Inspiration Walk, and a Celebration Concert on Sunday, April 21. Doors open for the event at 1 p.m.; the sporting event starts at 2 p.m. and the concert ends at 8 p.m. The event will be held at Cathedral Catholic High School, 5555 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, 92130. “When Make-A-Wish San Diego asked me what I wanted, it was easy to answer, I want to celebrate the people who have helped Tehyathon and to inspire others to make a difference in their communities,” said Tehya. “No matter what circumstances you are facing, you always have the choice to inspire people and to celebrate the wonderful things that are happening.” Tehyathon, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by Tehya and her former teacher, Martin Reisert. Tehyathon was formed with the purpose of raising funds to increase awareness of a serious birth condition called Spina Bifida. The organization offers support to patients and their families who live with the challenges of Spina Bifida and its related conditions. In addition, they also focus on serving those in need with its Tenderness Totes Program. The event will feature Adaptive Sporting Events, including wheelchair races for our friends with medical or mobility challenges – celebrating and commemorating them as Honorary Tehyathon Athletes for the Day. There will be a minicarnival and a jumper for the kids, vendor booths, a variety of food trucks and snack booths available during the festivities. There will be lots of entertainment on the field during the races. The day will conclude by honoring the Tehyathon Athletes, volunteers, and donors with a Celebration Concert produced by Feeding the Soul Foundation and Outreach Through Dance, featuring inspirational speakers, singers from the San Diego music scene, high-energy hip-hop and contemporary dancers, and other performing artists. Charitable contributions and donations received

throughout the day will benefit the Tehyathon Tenderness Totes Program, which are “survival packs” for the homeless and anyone in need. Generous donations will allow Tehyathon to create and distribute more Totes within the community. With past support from our Athletes and Donors, Tehyathon has distributed over 600 Tenderness Totes to those who need them most. Our goal is to give away over 1000 totes by June 1, 2013. For more information, please visit Tehya was born with the most severe form of Spina Bifida. Lipomyelomeningocele occurs when the spinal cord is exposed through an opening in the spine, resulting in partial or complete paralysis of parts of the body. The paralysis may be so severe that the affected individual is unable to walk, and he or she may have other issues affecting neurological function. Tehya’s parents were told before she was born that she might have little to no quality of life. To that they replied, “Well thank goodness you are not in charge of her quality of life!” So she he grew up without boundaries and there was no activity or sport that was beyond her reach. Soon the girl who wasn’t supposed to walk became a competitive cheerleader, gymnast and swimmer. Even though she’s had multiple surgeries throughout her life, she thrived in her active environment and with the patient support of her gymnastics coach, she was able to tumble and cheer with her teammates. A few months after her third spinal cord surgery, her medical condition mysteriously deteriorated and she started to lose function. She was no longer able to walk or run, and she suffered from debilitating headaches, neck and back pain, and several other neurological deficits. She was no longer able to attend school regularly and was tutored at home. Once active with friends and after-school activities, she spent her days at doctor appointments and in bed with severe pain. After months of traveling and endless hours of research, Tehya and her parents were finally able to get the answers

Tehya that they needed from a specialist in New York. The recommendation was for Tehya to undergo a radical spinal cord surgery, but Tehya and her family decided to try alternative therapies before contemplating another serious operation. Through all of this, Tehya worked diligently through her pain, and although she missed many days of school due to severe pain and illness, she was able to maintain her 4.0 grade point average. She went on to run for ASB President and won the honor to represent her school.

continued to struggle through painful days, but she made it through and actually received two awards at her graduation ceremony. She received the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence which is given to students who are able to maintain a 4.0 GPA. She also received the esteemed “Heart of Our School Award”, which is given to two students each year. This award recognized Tehya as someone who consistently displayed the “Six Pillars of Character” — trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Although Tehya has faced many obstacles in her life, she does not let those challenges stop her from enjoying herself, inspiring others, and participating in many activities. She hopes to make a difference in this world with her positive, uplifting attitude. She found her strength when it was so difficult to continue; she used her talents to compensate for her medical condition, and she is sharing her gifts to support the Spina Bifida community and provide loving care to the homeless and those in need.


Film: The Mexican Tapes

Friday, April 19 Wes Davis, Jason Burleson, Matt Reischling

Sunday, April 21 11 AM-1 PM & 2:30-5 PM

Friday, April 26 Lena Evans, John Meeks, Lisa Olson

The Mexican Tapes is a series of four videos which portray Louis Hock’s growing friendship and empathy with his Mexican neighbors in San Diego in the 1980’s, his acceptance into their community, and an examination of their day-to-day struggles. Watch them on the big screen in the comfort of Sherwood Auditorium. During intermission join filmmaker Louis Hock for a Q&A session. This program is free for Members; $5 non-members.

Local musician and presenter Jefferson Jay will host the evenings each featuring three singers, songwriters, and talented local musicians. The project advances the Athenaeum’s commitment to supporting San Diego talent. Come out and support these fantastic musicians! Tickets: $12 members & students, $17 nonmembers (858) 454-5872 or

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UCSD Springfest at Birch Aquarium April 14: 6–7:30 p.m. Join us for a special evening under the sea featuring musical performances from UCSD music graduate students. Stroll through the aquarium and encounter groups of live musicians performing pieces written specifically for this unique event. Springfest is an annual showcase by UCSD music students at unique locations around campus.

Buy tickets: 858-534-5771 or online at Public: $10

Part Game. Part Theatre. On the City Streets A Without Walls Presentation

ACCOMPLICE: SAN DIEGO NOW - April 21 Written by Tom Salamon and Betsy Salamon-Sufott Directed by Tom Salamon Aided by clues and mysterious cast members strewn throughout San Diego’s historic Little Italy neighborhood, groups of 10 piece together the secrets of a meticulously crafted criminal plot and rely on their own street smarts to make it to the end.

Are you game? (858) 550-1010


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Amaya La Jolla ■ 1205 Prospect St., La Jolla ■ (858) 750-3695 ■ ■ The Vibe: Elegant, intimate, classic, smart casual

■ Patio Seating: Yes

■ Signature Dishes: Slow-Roasted Pork Chop, Spicy Chile-Lime Shrimp, Crab and Lobster Bisque, Buttermilk Fried Quail

■ Happy Hour: No

■ Take Out: No

■ Hours: 5-11:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; ■ Open Since: 2013 ■ Reservations: Yes 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday Crispy Branzini has confit fennel, tomatoes, Niçoise olives and tangerine sauce.

Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast is served with cornbread purée and butter beans.

Amaya La Jolla’s main dining room is opulent with classic charm.

Ornate Amaya lets you dine like the chairman of the board BY KELLEY CARLSON he newly opened Amaya La Jolla is carrying on the traditions of its sister restaurant in “Grand” style. Located just a few blocks from the ocean, the 10,000square-foot restaurant is very similar to its counterpart in The Grand Del Mar: same look, same service and same quality, Executive Chef Camron Woods noted. “It’s a fine-dining experience without pretentiousness,” he said. Inspired by Italy’s palazzos and Roman architecture, designer Warren Sheets created an ornate dining space utilizing polished Italian marble; hand-carved stone accents; wrought-iron and crystal chandeliers hanging from elaborate ceilings; walls that display fine art featuring idyllic scenes; and shades of ochre, aubergine and gold throughout the rooms. The main entrance has tall and elegant iron gates; the indoor veranda incorporates skylights, a heated floor, and windows that open onto the outdoor patio. Amaya La Jolla presents a contemporary American menu that is similar to the original Amaya, with a bit of an added Southern touch, and items can be customized as needed. To fully get a taste of Amaya, “be adventurous,” Woods recommended. “If you’re on the fence, try it.” The main dinner menu — offered from 5 to 10 p.m. daily, with nothing over $40 — features appetizers such as Buttermilk Fried Quail with smoked mac and cheese and cole slaw, Seared Day Boat Scallops, Angus Beef Carpaccio, and Sautéed Skate Wing and Veal Sweetbreads. Among the entrees are


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■ This week’s recipe: Amaya’s Spicy Chile-Lime Shrimp Crispy Branzini with confit fennel, tomatoes and Niçoise olives and tangerine sauce; Seared Sea Bass with celery five ways and roasted chicken jus; and Braised Veal Osso Buco Cannelloni with Beech mushroom ragout. For a bit more casual cuisine, Woods prepares Daily Rustic Southern Specials — a reflection of his heritage. “You can have fine dining or the antithesis of it,” he said with a chuckle. These comfort foods include fried chicken, gumbo, shrimp & grits, BBQ baby-back ribs, lightly breaded market fish, smoked pulled pork and mini meatloaf. They’re served with sides of cheddar-herb biscuits, jalapeño cornbread and deviled eggs, for $24. The children’s menu is also informal,

with selections such as burgers, grilled fish, chicken, pizza, barbecue sandwiches. And there’s no shortage of wines to pair with the dishes with more than 300 labels, all under $100. Instead of coming in at prime time, he suggests arriving for a leisurely dinner around 5-5:30 p.m., and then heading into Amaya’s nightclub/sports bar/tapas bar, Club M, at the back of the establishment. Beginning at 7 nightly, there’s live music — ranging in styles from American Songbook and jazz to contemporary, rock and Top 40 — and the lounge is usually in full swing from 8-9:30 p.m., according to Woods. While the dinner menu is reserved for the dining room, patrons are still able to order

The stage in Amaya’s lounge is set as Club M for evening entertainment. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON

light fare such as chicken quesadilla, hummus, Angus burger and spicy tuna roll. Club M is open until 11:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and until 12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Regardless of where people sit, they will be made to feel at ease, Woods indicated. “As ornate as Amaya is, you feel like you’re at home,” he said. “We want you to come in and feel comfortable.”

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Free concert featuring Canyon Crest Academy musicians is April 21 The San Diego Chapter of the American Harp Society and Mission Trails Regional Park are sponsoring a free one-hour concert on Sunday, April 21. The 3 p.m. concert will feature two accomplished local musicians, Julia Marie Schorn, harpist, and Catherine Marie Marshall, flutist. Both are local residents and students at Canyon Crest Academy. The concert will also feature harpists Maho Morikawa and Christina Sumprer. Julia and Catherine will perform the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto, Movement II, accompanied by Rebecca Ramirez on piano. The program will also feature a unique selection of harp pieces, including Sonatina for Harp by Sergiu Natra, Impromptu by Gabriel Faure, Le Rossignol by Franz Liszt, Sonata No.1 by John Parry, and Prelude and Sonatina by F.J. Naderman. Julia Marie Schorn, 18, is a senior at Canyon Crest Academy, where she is a member of the Instrumental Music Conservatory Program. Julia is the principal harpist of the Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia of the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory. She is in her sixth year with the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory. She has been selected for the prestigious CODA California All State Honors Orchestra the past two years. Julia is the president of the CCA Music Moves Community Service Club in which she organizes monthly community outreach performances, with other student musicians, vocalists, and dancers, primarily in nursing homes and settings where the homebound residents do not have the opportunity to attend concerts or recitals. Julia performs in many venues and enjoys performing with the St. Therese of Carmel Adult Choir. Julia began her musical Catherine Marie Marshall, studies on the piano at the age of 5. She began her studies on the pedal harp at age 12 under flutist Sheila Sterling, retired principal harpist of the San Diego Symphony. She performs on a Salvi Apollo Concert Grand harp. Catherine Marie Marshall, 16, is a junior at Canyon Crest Academy and has been playing the flute for six years. She also enjoys playing piccolo and percussion. Catherine is first flute in the CCA Wind Ensemble and was principal flute in this year’s San Dieguito Union High School District Honor Band. She is also in the Instrumental Music Conservatory at Canyon Crest Academy, as well as Samba Corvo Brazilian drum line. Catherine has been playing flute weekly in the St. Therese of Carmel Teen Choir for the last four years, and recently started teaching flute as well. Catherine has studied with Dr. Elena Yarritu for the past four years. The concert will be held in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Theater, located at One Father Junipero Serra Trail San Diego, 92119, and will begin promptly at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the concert. Donations will be accepted. For more information, visit the Mission Trails Regional Park website:, click Events –News. For more information about Julia Marie Schorn, visit her website at:

Julie Marie Schorn, harpist

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Erik Skoldberg Gallery opens at the Del Mar Plaza

New retailers coming to Del Mar Highlands Town Center

Erik Skoldberg, a contemporary artist and resident of San Diego, has opened his first gallery at the Del Mar Plaza. Erik Skoldberg Gallery showcases Skoldberg’s original fine art in a 2,000-square-foot space on the Plaza’s third level. Skoldberg is known for large-scale, abstract paintings that explore vivid color schemes. A native of La Jolla, Skoldberg grew up surfing and traveling, and cites nature and the ocean as primary influences in his work. Inspired by the vibrant hues found in earth’s elements, the artist’s ultimate goal is to present a new vision of possible color combinations. Using acrylic on canvas, the painter experiments with fluid brushstrokes, layering, and blended colors, resulting in pieces that portray passion, movement, and a sense of curiosity. In selecting a location for his first gallery, Skoldberg identified a niche in the Plaza’s art scene. Michael Seewald Galleries, located on the street level at the Plaza, was the only other fine art gallery, and Skoldberg’s contemporary paintings could provide the Plaza with a creative balance, offering a wider selection of artistic genres. He says, “I saw a need for a wonderful contemporary gallery in Del Mar. My mission is to bring contemporary art to this community, and to create a place of gathering where visitors can experience my art and where they can express themselves.� In the spirit of contributing to the community, Erik Skoldberg Gallery will host art classes for both children and adults on a weekly basis, to be taught by local artist and art teacher Gloria Skoldberg. Erik Skoldberg Gallery is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. The gallery is located at 1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 117, on the Del Mar Plaza’s top level. For more information, please visit For more information about the Del Mar Plaza, visit

Del Mar Highlands Town Center recently announced that Tucci, a locally owned and operated unique women’s boutique, is opening its second location at the shopping center. Two other new tenants will also soon be added to the mix at Del Mar Highlands Town Center – College Nannies and Tutors, and, as reporter earlier in this newspaper, Snooze, a fun new breakfast/lunch eatery. These latest retailers will join the center’s wide variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options. “Del Mar Highlands Town Center is pleased to welcome these three new tenants this spring and summer,� said Elizabeth Schreiber, vice president and general manager of the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. “We are continuing to bring the best retailers to the Carmel Valley community and we are proud to host locally owned companies.� In addition to these new tenants, the shopping center will be adding new retail space by late summer, which will be located near Geppetto’s and FedExOffice. For more information about the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, located at the corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real, please visit

FACE Foundation presents 3rd Annual Bags & Baubles Silent Auction Fundraiser to prevent ‘Economic Euthanasia’ On Sunday, April 28, the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) will hold its 3rd annual Bags and Baubles fundraiser to help save the lives of local family pets. Fashionistas and animal lovers will gather at a private estate in Rancho Santa Fe to bid on a stunning array of over 250 new and “gently loved� designer handbags, jewelry, and select men’s items. Guests can enjoy the afternoon mixing and mingling over decadent wines and delicious appetizers as they shop for a cause. The event is free to attend, but RSVP is required. For more information, to register, or to make a tax-deductible handbag or jewelry contribution, email, or call 858-450-FACE. FACE is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity that provides financial assistance for pets in need of critical/emergency veterinary care. To learn more or to RSVP, please contact us or visit

ON THE MENU: NEW DELIGHTS WITH AN OCEAN ON THE SIDE. SIP & SAVOR | MOTHER EARTH Available nightly in April from 5 to 10 p.m. $30 per person, $45 with wine pairings. Indulge in a three-course menu inspired by the appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Main dishes include choices of Coronado Island Sea Bass or Butter Roasted Diver Scallops. Each course features perfectly paired wines hand selected by our Advanced Sommelier, Lisa Redwine.

SIX FOR $6 HAPPY HOUR Sunday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Enjoy our Six for $6 Happy Hour six nights a week! Wind down your day and choose from six appetizers and six drink specials—each only $6.

Burger Lounge opening at Flower Hill Promenade Burger Lounge, the San Diego born-and-raised fast-casual concept heralded for its 100 percent grass-fed beef burgers and vegetarian options, is beefing up North County with the opening of a new restaurant in Del Mar this April. Located in the newly revamped Flower Hill Promenade, the restaurant will be the company’s 10th locale throughout San Diego and Los Angeles, and will open with Burger Lounge’s recently refreshed menu in tow. Burger Lounge, which was founded in 2007 in La Jolla on the principles of always using fresh, 100 percent American single-source grass-fed beef, sourcing ingredients from sustainable environments, and using eco-conscious practices, will partner with the local San Diego chapter of the Surfrider Foundation for its opening festivities. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the worlds’ oceans, waves and beaches, a cause that is of particular importance to the surrounding seaside community of Del Mar. Burger Lounge’s Del Mar outpost is located at 2710 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA, 92014, and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday thru Thursday, and 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Burger Lounge is walk-in only and does not accept reservations. For more information, please visit or call (858) 720-1200. Follow them on Twitter at @Burger_Lounge and “like� them on Facebook at http://www.

Del Mar art lecture to be held on ‘Olmec: Mexico’s Ancient Civilization’ An art lecture on “Olmec: Mexico’s Ancient Civilization� will be presented on Monday, April 15, by Janet Brody Esser, Ph.D. and Professor Emeritus of Latin American Art History at San Diego State University. Having studied and lived in Peru and Mexico, she will be sharing her knowledge about the history of this vibrant country and the artifacts and art left behind by this civilization. The lecture meeting will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, Del Mar, 15th & Maiden Lane (across from the Del Mar Plaza). Free for San Diego Museum of Art North County Chapter members and first- time guests. $5 for others. Information: 760-704-6436.

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Sets & Costumes designed by International Fashion Designer


OPENS APRIL 20 - SELLING FAST, BUY NOW FOR BEST SEATS! Ancient Egypt is stunningly recreated by international fashion designer Zandra Rhodes. The drama is electrifying when the Pharaoh’s daughter Amneris discovers that her rival for the love of the Egyptian general Radames is none other than her Ethiopian slave, Aida. In an ironic turn of events, Aida’s father, the King of Ethiopia, demands that she act as a spy for her homeland, destroying the trust and the affection of the man she loves. Verdi’s most popular opera of all time, buy your tickets while there are still some left!

SAT APR 20 7PM TUE APR 23 7PM FRI APR 26 7PM Limited seats remaining - hurry! SUN APR 28 2PM SOLD OUT Call for last-minute availability.

Visit Call (619) 533-7000 Tickets start at $45. English translations displayed above the stage. All performances at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Free lecture for ticket holders, one hour prior to each performance, sponsored by U-T San Diego. Photo by Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera



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Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary to hold ‘Brunch with the Birds’ Free Flight, Del Mar’s one of a kind bird sanctuary will be having its second annual spring fundraiser and membership drive, “Brunch with the Birds” on Sunday April 21. Please come discover the majestic family-friendly facility. All are welcome. You are invited to visit and become acquainted with Free Flight’s facility and enjoy light buffet and a glass of champagne! See the ways Free Flight benefits the community and engages the public with birds. Learn about the various outreach programs that Free Flight offers to the community. Become a member and be able to visit the birds all year long! A donation of $10 will allow you to come have brunch alongside the birds, and have a glass of champagne within our charming sanctuary in the heart of Del Mar. Proceeds support Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to the nurturing, rehabilitation and placement of companion birds and furthering avian education within the community. Many birds have come into Free Flight and have been given a second chance to find a new life and that special new family. Please come support us by becoming a member. Your support helps continue Dr. Stonbreaker’s dream to provide a home for unwanted birds, and inspire the human-animal bond. This event will be held at Free Flight, 2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, on Sunday, April 21, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Donation of $10 for brunch and glass of champagne. Call Free Flight at (858) 481-3148 or email at with any questions.

Award-winning filmmakers to be featured presenters at San Dieguito Lagoon Day event in Del Mar Come to the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center on Sunday, April 21, at 11 a.m. to enjoy Del Mar’s San Dieguito Lagoon Day 2013. Featured presenters will be Del Mar residents Howard and Michelle Hall, award-winning filmmakers. They will be showing their underwater film “100 Miles.” Come and see what lurks beneath the sea. The Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center is lcoated at 1658 Coast Boulevard. Light refreshments will be served. Lagoon Day 2012 is presented by the San Dieguito Lagoon Preservation Committee. Visit: Please note: there will be NO photo contest this year, 2013.

Village Church Community Theater to present ‘Dr. Manikin and the Cybernetic Imaginarium’ The Village Church Community Theater announces performances of “Dr. Manikin and the Cybernetic Imaginarium,” a fractured fairy tale ,on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 4 at 2 and 4 p.m., and Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. What happens when you mix Mother Goose, Shakespeare, hard boiled crime stories and Broadway? Find out at this funny, fast-paced show for the entire family. Ice cream floats will be included — $2 per person, $5 for families. Limited seating – for reservations: or (858)756-2441, ext.128.

‘Fancy Nancy Parade Adventure’ coming to Del Mar The Del Mar Foundation, in partnership with the Friends of the Del Mar Library, will present a Fancy Nancy Parade Adventure with New York Times bestselling children’s illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser on Sunday, April 28, beginning at 1 p.m. The event will start at the Powerhouse Community Center, 1600 Coast Boulevard, Del Mar, 92014, and will continue with a parade up 15th Street to the Del Mar Plaza. Join the party dressed in your Fancy Nancy finery and enjoy the Fancy Nancy activities offered by the Del Mar Library and the San Diego bookstore The Yellow Brick Road. After the activities, Glasser will delight her fans with a fun, interactive reading, after which she will lead Fancy Nancy fans and their families on the first-ever Fancy Nancy Parade along a short route through the streets of Del Mar.

There will be a VIP reception immediately following the parade at the Del Mar Plaza for all families who pre-purchase an autographed copy of the newest Fancy Nancy book, Fanciest Doll in the Universe. This offer is limited to the first 200 to pre-purchase the book through the link provided on the Del Mar Foundation website at As a special bonus, complimentary hairdos from the children’s hair salon Pigtails & Crewcuts will be offered at the VIP reception. In addition, each adult will go home with a gift certificate for a haircut from the Vicky Lavanty Salon located in Solana Beach. The Del Mar Foundation thanks the Friends of the Del Mar Library, The Yellow Brick Road, Pigtails & Crewcuts, the Vicky Lavanty Salon and Adventures by the Book for making this event possible.

Dolce Pane e Vino to hold Buster’s Memorial Car Show in RSF April 14 • Event benefits Wounded Warriors Project Dolce Pane e Vino will hold the 3rd Annual Buster’s Memorial Car show on Sunday, April 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. The event will benefit the Wounded Warriors Project. Open to the public, entrance to the event is free. 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. The annual event, which is held in memory of Frank “Buster” Smith, father of Dolce Pane e Vino’s owner Anthony “Tony” Smith, honors his love of cars, fun, great food and good people while supporting Dolce’s commitment of giving back to the community. Ten percent of proceeds from food and beverage will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project. Live music will keep the event rocking with an afternoon performance by Double Down. Gift Certificates will be awarded in several “Best of” categories. Car owners interested in displaying their wheels for a good cause must register prior to the event. 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. Visit

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North Coast Rep’s revival of ‘The Odd Couple’ plays for laughs BY DIANA SAENGER With more than 30 plays and almost the same number of movie scripts to his credit (most adapted from his plays) Neil Simon is one of A m e r i c a ’s most prolific writers. He’s received more Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer. His comedy “The Odd Couple,” w h i c h earned Simon a Tony Award in 1965, is on stage at the North Coast Repertory Theatre through May 5. Taking on a show this iconic is a brave move said Louis Lotorto, a native of Seattle who portrays the neurotic, neat-freak news writer Felix, who moves in with his sloppy sportswriter friend Oscar. “It’s interesting that ‘The Odd Couple’ is getting a revival, as Neil Simon’s plays are rarely done in community theaters,” Lotorto said. “But David (Ellenstein, artistic director at NCRT) knows his show business. We met in Portland years ago and I was very excited to get a call (from him) to play Felix.” Lotorto said he was exposed to “The Odd Couple” as a child when his father, a community theater actor, had the role of Felix. “I went to many of the rehearsals, so I know the character well, but steeping into an iconic role is always a challenge,” Lotorto said. “You have to divorce yourself from the other actors who played those roles and carve out your own way. To

try to play Jack Lemon would be a disservice to the audience. And that’s tricky, as a lot of people may expect something similar to what they’re used to, and may be resistant to a different interpretation. You have to make it your own and also work with the other person on stage.” Lotorto said he’s is excited to work again with Andrew Barnicle, who is directing “The Odd Couple.” “We have a great cast,” Lotorto said. “Matt Thompson (Oscar) and I have a simpatico that I felt from the first day.” Lotorto added that a chance to work in a Simon play is an actor’s joy. “The best material out there is Shakespeare and Neil is the Shakespeare of the 20th century, in terms of writing and text. He’s an amazing craftsman who is able to blend very funny dialogue with real pathos, real situations and real topics. Behind the humor lies real pain, which I think comes from his own life. “Neil also deals with middle America, as does ‘The Odd Couple.’ It has a quick character identity with a lot of exposition, but it’s so well crafted, you don’t know it’s exposition. Before anyone speaks at the poker table, you know instantly the pecking order of these four poker players, due to the great character development by Neil.” Lotorto promised, “There will be raucous



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If you go What: “The Odd Couple” When: Matinees, evenings to May 5 Where: North Coast Repertory Theatre 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach Tickets: $37-$54 Phone: (858) 481-1055 Website: laughter in this play … (real) belly laughs. In our production, and what Andy is good about, is (conveying) the real humanity underneath the humor, which audience members won’t shrug off an hour after the play ends. Maybe they will look at their relationship with a spouse or friend because the play also speaks to tolerance, acceptance, and working through the struggles of love in all aspects.”

Stacy McCarthy leads yoga class April 24 to benefit cancer research

Stacy McCarthy, founder of Yoga Namastacy, is hosting a fundraising yoga class benefiting City of Hope’s Yoga for Hope on Wednesday, April 24, from 9-10: 15 a.m. The class is open to the public and will be held at Pacific Sports Resort (formally known as Pacific Athletic Club or PAC) in Carmel Valley. This is McCarthy’s third year hosting donation event. The proceeds from the event benefit research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope, aiding the treatment and research center’s efforts to expand awareness of the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection when battling cancer, diabetes or HIV/AIDS. McCarthy’s goal in her yoga teachings and practice is to help balance the mind, body and soul while awakening the spirit. Many people undergoing treatment for cancer have found that the practice of yoga

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GOLD (Gifts of Loving Donors) Diggers to ‘Light The Jewels of San Diego Annual Gala Up The World Through Giving’ on May 16 to benefit The ARC of San Diego • Event features Betty Mabee Hat Parade The Gold Diggers of San Diego hope that you will make plans to attend the 20th Anniversary “Hats Off to San Diego” luncheon and Betty Mabee Hat Parade on Thursday, May 16, at the Del Mar Country Club. The theme for 2013 is “Light Up The World Through Giving,” and the hats designed by the 11 local nonprofit competing charities will all express this theme in a creative way that illuminates the mission of each organization. This year’s major beneficiaries are License to Freedom, which promotes nonviolence and serves refugee and immigrant women and children, and a Transitional Storage Center for the homeless, organized by the Girls Think Tank. Both will receive grants of $5,000 from the Gold Diggers in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Hats Off. The prizes for the categories of the Betty Mabee Hat Parade competition have also been increased, and there will be a $500 participation award for each group that enters. Tickets to this event are $80. To purchase seats call or email: Alfi Grube at 760-525-1596 or For more information you may contact Leslie Carter, VP for publicity, at 858-750-2104.

Rohr Jewish Learning Institute offers course on ancient tales

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present “Curious Tales of the Talmud: Finding Yourself in the Legends of Our Sages,” the institute’s new six-session Spring 2013 course that will begin on Monday, April 22. Rabbi Levi Raskin, of the Chabad Jewish Center of RSF, will conduct the six-course sessions at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Morgan Run Resort & Club. “We’ll explore the mystical dimension of the Talmud called the Aggadah, to uncover profound wisdom from some of the zaniest and most epic legends you’ll ever encounter,” said Rabbi Zalman Abraham of JLI’s headquarters in Brooklyn, New York. “This is a chance for the public to unravel layers of personal meaning from texts not usually available to nonscholars.” In “Curious Tales of the Talmud,” participants will encounter legends of gargantuan sea monsters, impossible feats, anthropomorphisms, and riddles that challenge the foundations of the Jewish faith. In deciphering the meaning behind these strange episodes, students will discover secrets containing profound insights into the meaning of life. “Whether you are fascinated by the Talmud and Jewish mysticism, or whether you are seeking a fun and meaningful experience, you won’t want to miss this course,” said Raskin the local JLI instructor in Rancho Santa Fe. “The material is as relevant as ever, promising to deepen the way we understand ourselves, our universe, and our relationships with the people we love.” Like all JLI programs, “Curious Tales of the Talmud” is designed to appeal to

Join prominent San Diegans in supporting people with disabilities at The Jewels of San Diego 2013 All That Jazz. Proceeds from this elegant event benefit children and adults receiving essential life services at The Arc of San Diego while honoring local San Diegans for their philanthropic contributions to our community. You are invited to join Honorary Jewels Chairs Phyllis & John Parrish, Jeanne Jones & Don Breitenberg, Marilyn & Kim Fletcher, Joye Blount & Jessie J. Knight, Jr., Lee & Frank Goldberg, Sandy Redman & Jeff Mueller, Denise & Bertrand Hug, Sally B. & John M. Thornton, Hon. Pam Slater-Price & Herschel Price, and Emma & Leo Zuckerman at one of the best parties of the year. This annual black tie gala is on Friday, May 31, at the US Grant Hotel in the Presidential Ballroom. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by an exquisite dinner at 7:30 p.m. and dancing. Featuring Wayne Foster Music & Entertainment, this is sure to be an unparalleled jazz experience! Guests also have an opportunity to participate in live and silent auctions by bidding on fabulous items to support The Arc of San Diego’s essential life services. The Arc of San Diego currently serves over 2,500 children and adults with disabilities and greatly depends on the generous spirit of the community to assist with the continuation of vital services. Don’t miss out on All That Jazz for a wonderful cause. Tickets are $200 per person and $2,000 per table of 10-Gold Seating, and $300 per person and $3,000 per table of 10-Platinum Preferred Seating. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Jennifer Bates Navarra at (619) 685-1175, ext. 291 or

RSF Library offers several events for kids in April The RSF Library offers regular storytimes for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and for Toddlers on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Special events in the month April: National Library Week (15th-20th) - Complete the Library Scavenger Hunt to earn a free Kids Meal from Chick-fil-A and a bookmark! Thursday, April 18 @ 3:30 p.m. — Plant Your Own Sunflower Thursday, April 25 @ 3:30 p.m. — Dia de los Ninos Celebration Kite Making brought to you by Back from Tomboctou people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple, or other house of worship. Interested students may call 858-756-7571or visit for registration and other course-related information. JLI courses are presented in RSF in conjunction with The Chabad Jewish Center of RSF.

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‘Save The Best For Last’: Side Street Strutters perform at R. Roger Rowe School The 2012-2013 Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe season showcased amazing performers, each concert seemingly better than the last. The final concert, featuring The Side Street Strutters, a talented group of musicians dedicated to the musical traditions of early New Orleans Jazz, was outstanding and seemed that they did save the best for last. Prior to the evening concert, the group appeared in a mini-concert for the band students of the R. Roger Rowe School. The Strutters taught the students the differences of jazz styles, demonstrating musically with well-known compositions of New Orleans, Dixieland, Blues, and Swing. The students responded enthusiastically and learned their lessons well! Each performer talked about their particular instrument and how they began their musical careers, each story designed to encourage the young students to continue their own study of music. The highlight of the afternoon was the unexpected “guest artist” Max Bregman, 8, a student at the school who played a trumpet solo, Star Wars, with such incredible stage presence that all were amazed. In all, it was another extraordinary learning opportunity and musical experience for the students of this community, sponsored by Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe (

San Diego Italian Film Festival to show six films in North County San Diego Italian Film Festival returns to the North County, bringing six of the best films of recent Italian cinema. SDIFF will screen three films in April (April 13, 18 and 25) and three films in July. All films are in Italian with English subtitles, and all will be shown at the La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas. In these two series the SDIFF shares six wonderful films that will give audiences at least a taste of the variety to be found in Italian cinema. All six movies are crowd pleasers and award winners– we bring you humor, drama, charm and music! Every film in this series has been specially selected for a North County turn on the grande schermo – the big screen. Put them all on your calendar and bring your friends. The best way to see a great Italian film, with insights by those who know Italian culture, is to join us at the San Diego Italian Film Festival. La Paloma Theatre is located at 471 S. Coast Hwy. 101 Encinitas. For a list of shows, and times, visit

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Del Mar Powerhouse 12U Runner-Up in USSSA Easter Classic Tournament Powerhouse 12U boys battled through five games over the Easter weekend in Chino Hills to bring home the Runner-up trophy from the USSSA Easter Classic tournament. The Powerhouse defense kept the competition off the bases in pool play and elimination, but it was the power of their bats that got them to the Championship game. In its 12th year of operation, Del Mar Powerhouse offers competitive baseball programs for children ages 7-14 in the Del Mar, Carmel Valley, RSF and surrounding areas. This year, Powerhouse is fielding eight highly competitive teams and is playing in tournaments throughout the western US. Tryouts for the 2013-2014 season will be held during the third week of June.

Kids free at Maritime Museum Spring Family Day April 21 Find out what all the excitement is about at the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Spring Family Day. Kids of all ages get to design and create a craft to take home. A Historic Bay Cruise on San Diego Bay aboard the Pilot boat is available for just $5 plus the cost of admission. And best of all-kids 12 and under get in free all day! Special family day activities take place Sunday, April 21, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information call 619-234-9153 ext. 101 or visit the museum’s website at

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April events at Del Mar Fairgrounds include Horse Shows; Healthy Living Festival; Give synchronized swimming a try: San Home Improvement Show; Music Festival; Antique Show; Kids Expo, Wine Show DieguitoSynchro presents Synchro De Mayo grounds 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

Forum on ‘Adolescent Subcultures And Trends – What Parents Need To Know’ is April 16 A Parent Forum on “Adolescent Subcultures And Trends – What Parents Need To Know” will be held on Tuesday, April 16, from 6-8 p.m. at La Costa Canyon High School (One Maverick Way, Carlsbad, CA 92009). San Diego police department juvenile officers will be available for regional support, resources, and questions and answers. The event is free and open to the public. Parents only. This event is sponsored by the Recovery Education and Alcohol/Drug Instruction (READI) program of the San Dieguito Union High School district. Spanish translation is available. For more information, please contact Tiffany Findell at 760-436-6136, ext 6424 or


May is National Synchronized Swimming month. A month to learn, experience, and celebrate everything synchro. San DieguitoSynchro presents Synchro De Mayo. Three dates and locations to give synchro a try for free: •May 2, 5-6 p.m. at Rancho Bernardo High School, 9550 Carmel Mountain Rd. •May 4, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Cathedral Catholic High School, 5555 Del Mar Heights Rd. •May 11, 3 -4 p.m. at Carlsbad High School, 3401 Monroe St. There will be lots of fun synchro skills learned and demonstrations by San Dieguito Synchro swimmers and coaches. Ages 6 and up are welcome, must be able to swim 50 yards of freestyle. Don’t forget your swim suit, towel, and goggles. For questions email or call (858) 531-1085;

Walk for Salk 5K and lab tour is 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.

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The following events will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in April: •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, April 13 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 Fair-


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olce Pane e Vino, a wine bar and restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe, located in the Del Rayo Village Shopping Center, is sponsoring Summit4stemcell for the month of April (Parkinson’s month) in raising funds for Summit4stemcell’s research. D o l c e Pane & Steven Flowers, Ellie Vino has Robert agreed to donate $1 for every glass of white and red wine ordered during the month of April. On April 1, Dolce e Vino held a kick-off party, with 100 percent of event funds raised benefiting Summit4stemcell’s research. Summit4StemCell (S4SC) is “a grass roots, volunteer fund raising organization supporting non-embryonic stem cell research conducted by Jeanne Loring Ph.D. and Melissa Houser, M.D. S4SC operates under the nonprofit status of the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego (PASD).” Visit Dolce Pane & Vino is at 16081 San Dieguito Road Rancho Santa Fe, 92067; www.dolcepaneevino. com/ PHOTOS/JON CLARK

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The lively cast of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Assassins’ at the Cygnet Theatre in Old Town. PHOTO/RICH SOUBLET II

‘Assassins’ is funny, musically on target, and makes you think BY DIANA SAENGER Let’s Review! Stephen Sondheim definitely marches to his own beat, and he proves that in Cygnet Theatre’s production of “Assassins.” Paying any kind of homage to those who have killed — or tried to kill — presidents of the United States, actually seems to work in this innovative farce. With such notorious characters as John Wilkes Booth (Braxton Molinaro), Lee Harvey Oswald (Jacob Caltrider), John Hinckley, Jr. (K rt Norby), Sara Jane Moore (Melinda Gilb), Jason Maddy (Leon Czolgosz), Jaycob Hunter (Guiseppe Zangara), Geno Carr (Charles Guiteau), Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme (Melissa Fernandes), and Manny Fernandes (Samuel Byck), it’s no surprise this show has filled many prominent stages since its inception in 1990. As we learn through song, some of these killers acted quickly and on their own, but Sondheim has chosen to mock this idea, like when Oswald has to be told, blow by blow, how to shoot Kennedy. Caltrider of-

If you go What: Killer Sondheim musical, “Assassins” When: Matinees, evenings to April 28 Where: Cygnet Theatre Company, Old Town Stage, 4040 Twiggs Street, San Diego Tickets: $24-$59 Box Office: (619) 3371525 Web: cygnettheatre. com fers up a shy and not-so-evil Oswald, until John Wilkes Booth gives him instructions. Booth, as most know, was responsible for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Molinaro is excellent in bringing this assassin to life. He’s merciless and finds glee in helping to fill the Wanted posters with other presidential assassins. Then there are the two female assassins. Gilb, a resident artist at Cygnet, is always spot-on in her portrayals. She plays Moore (who attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford) for laughs with

the attitude of a mother at a picnic who left the chicken at home. She’s hilarious, especially when she practices shooting into a bucket of KFC. A Charles Mason follower, Fromme also attempted to assassinate Ford. Fernandes is a little more rigid in her portrayal, almost bringing chills through her naiveté about her actions. Murray has not missed a single beat in his direction, layering the nine stories in “Assassins,” and staying true to the book by John Weidman. The set design by Ryan Grossheim works well, always keeping a somber theme. David Brannen’s choreography is superb, and music director Patrick Marion keeps every song true to the book. One of my favorites, “Everybody’s Got the Right To Dream,” features the foreshadowing lyric, “so pick your apple and take a bite.” Along with all the musical fun, Sondheim has given this show a thought-provoking tone, giving one pause to consider dreams, America, and where our county is at today.

Sanford-Burnham to hold Camp Bring It! at Del Mar Fairgrounds Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) will host its annual Bring It! event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on April 25 in support of stem cell research at the Institute. Former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders will co-chair with founding chairs Stath and Terry Karras. This year’s theme, Camp Bring It!, will challenge guests with a variety of fun camp-themed games. This unique fundraising event opens with a networking reception attended by San Diego’s business A-listers. Then the games begin, with guests organized into teams, competing for the title of 2013 Bring It! Champion. Celebrating its fifth year, Bring It! is a sort of “ungala,” abandoning formal wear for a rowdy atmosphere and good-natured rivalry. Among its many strengths, Sanford-Burnham is known for its world-class capabilities in stem cell research. Sanford-Burnham researchers are harnessing the latest stem cell technology to tackle diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), brain tumors and heart disease, as well as spinal cord and brain injuries. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are offered to businesses wishing to reach an active, affluent audience. Tickets, sponsorships and event information are available at www. or by calling Karolyn Baker at (858) 795-5239.

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rt of Élan brought its unique classical music program to the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas on April 4. This was the first time the critically-acclaimed organization has presented in North County. Art of Élan’s regular season concerts have been performed at The San Diego Museum of Art for the past five years. This concert at Lux, presented in addition to the regular concert series at the museum, continues a commitment from Art of Élan’s artistic directors Kate Hatmaker and Demarre McGill to bring classical music directly to new audiences. Previous concerts have also been held at The Glashaus in Barrio Logan and Luce Loft in East Village, successfully attracting diverse crowds. For more information, visit The Lux Art Institute is located at 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024. PHOTOS/MCKENZIE IMAGES

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RSF Senior Center: Preventing Falls; Celebrating William Shakespeare BY TERRIE LITWIN, RSF SENIOR CENTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Practical Tips for Preventing Falls As we age, sight, hearing, muscle strength, coordination and reflexes change, impacting our balance. A wet floor, a rug, uneven pavement or curbs can trigger a loss of balance resulting in a fall. Falls can occur anytime while engaging in everyday activities such as climbing stairs or getting in or out of the shower or bath. Some health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and circulatory problems can increase the risk of falling. Medications can also sometimes cause dizziness and increase your risk for falling. One out of every Terrie Litwin three persons aged 65 or older falls each year. Please join us at the Senior Center on Friday, April 19, at 2 p.m. to learn what you can do to prevent falls. Jim Prussack, licensed physical therapist, will give practical information on fall prevention that you can use to reduce your risk. He will discuss why falls happen and what you can do to reduce your chances of having a fall. He will also discuss the importance of “fall-proofing” yourself and your environment.

Celebrating William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564. An English poet and playwright, he is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s most esteemed dramatist. He is also referred to as “England’s national poet” and the “Bard of Avalon.” Come celebrate the Bard’s birthday with Union-Tribune columnist Richard Lederer, who will highlight Shakespeare’s astonishing contributions to our English language. Richard will be joined by Alex Sandie and other members of the San Diego Shakespeare Society, who will perform excerpts from the plays and sonnets. Richard Lederer is the author of more than 40 books about language, history, and humor, and has been profiled in magazines as diverse as The New Yorker, People, and the National Inquirer. He is founding co-host of “A Way With Words.” Dr. Lederer’s syndicated column, “Looking at Language,” appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He has been named the International Punster of the Year and Toastmasters Internationals’s Golden Gavel winner. Please join us at the Senior Center on Tuesday, April 23, at 10 a.m., for an entertaining morning celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday! Seating is limited – please call to reserve your space (858) 756-3041. Calling all literature lovers! Don’t miss Garrett Chaffin-Quiray’s “Writer’s Talk.” Each session includes a conversation about a particular writer, and one of their more critically-acclaimed stories, followed by a writing workshop (optional) for those interested in crafting their own stories. Classes meet the first Friday of each month, from 10 a.m. until noon, (Friday, May 3, Friday, June 7, and Friday, July 5). Music Appreciation Monday, April 22 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free Blood Pressure Checks Last Thursday of the month Thursday, April 25 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Art in the Pines Spring Art Festival & Sale to be held in May The Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Docent Society and Torrey Pines Association present the fourth annual Art in the Pines to be held Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Festival is free and open to all and will be held at the Reserve just south of the Lodge. Art in the Pines is a two-day event featuring a professionally judged plein air contest with an awards ceremony; artists’ booths exhibiting nature-inspired art for sale in a variety of media such as painting, pastels, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and photography; food; live music; children’s art activities; a raffle and silent auction; guided nature walks; tours of the historic Torrey Pines Lodge; and expert demonstrations in painting and basket weaving. This year, for the first time, artist participation has been open to all California residents. This juried art show features over 50 artists from well-known masters of the landscape to new talent. Guests are encouraged to hike the Reserve during all of April and the beginning of May to observe dozens of artists at work. These paintings will be judged and awarded cash prizes and ribbons at noon on Saturday and then be available for sale the weekend of the festival. The Art in the Pines festival provides opportunities for individuals, community organizations, foundations and businesses to support children’s nature programs at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. That model program serves 4,000 children in the San Diego area every year with an exemplary outdoor experience tied to the school curriculum. The event is free, but there is a charge for parking. The Reserve has two parking lots, South Beach and North Beach. The lot closest to the Art in the Pines event is the South Beach Lot where there will be preferred parking for $20 per car during the event. Guests will not be able to use annual passes of any kind on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, in the South Lot. In the North Lot, guests will be able to use passes on those 2 days or the charge is $10 per car. A free shuttle will run frequently from both lots. Instead, guests may enjoy walking to the event. It is a fifteen minute walk from the South Beach Parking Lot. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located between La Jolla and Del Mar, north of San Diego. From Highway 5, exit on Carmel Valley Road and drive west for about 1.5 miles till you reach the Coast Highway 101. Turn left and proceed along the beach for about a mile. The park entrance is on your right just before the highway begins to climb the Torrey Pines grade. The street address is 12600 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego CA 92037. For more information: 858-755-2063,,

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Get all your duck eggs in a row — they are delicious! The Kitchen Shrink BY CATHARINE KAUFMAN A die-hard eggovore, I never met one I didn’t love. Scrambled, hard boiled, over easy, poached, Rocky Mountain toast, frittatas, omelets and deviled. Of course, we’re talking about chicken eggs, right? But the latest egg on the celebrity chef’s radar, and dubbed by Bon Appétit magazine as one of the 25 hottest trends this year is the duck egg. That’s no yolk. Here’s an egg primer so you can choose between the hen house and the duck farm. Quack, quack! Albumin Alert While hen’s eggs are nature’s almost perfect package, they represent the most common food allergy in children, snagging roughly 2.5 percent. This allergy to either the white, yolk or both is usually outgrown by age 5, but can be a nasty one. A friend of mine has a son who is so allergic to albumin (the protein in egg whites), that he developed an asthmatic reaction when he merely stepped foot into the kitchen as she was whisking egg whites for a lemon meringue pie. While duck eggs contain different proportions of amino acids, they tend to be a less offensive food allergen. Many people with hen egg allergies or sensitivities have been found to tolerate (and enjoy) duck eggs beautifully. (Standing advice: If you have a chicken egg allergy, check with your doctor before eating duck eggs). The Mighty Duck Eggs Duck eggs trump their hen counterparts

in nutritional value, in part as they are better endowed, particularly in terms of the yolk volume. The large, thick white surrounding the rich golden orb together contain one-third more calcium than chick’s eggs, five times the amount of stress-relieving B vitamins, three times as much iron, twice the amount of Vitamin A and folate, along with more protein, selenium, and potassium. Down Side of Duck Perhaps too much of a good thing, along with the large stand-up yolk comes a higher lipid or fat content than chicken eggs. So for the cholesterol-conscious duck eggs aren’t the best choice. And since ducks aren’t as fruitful as chicks with seasonal laying habits (depending on the breed, many lay in the spring until early summer), this translates to a significantly higher cost. The Shell Game Duck egg shells won’t win a beauty contest, as they tend to be mottled, some with beige, pale blue or greenish tinges (also depending on the breed). But duck eggs will win the strong shell contest, thick and sturdy, they require a heftier hand to break. For this reason, they also have a longer shelf life than chick’s eggs, and can be kept up to six weeks in the fridge. Let’s Get Cracking Duck eggs have a rich, distinct flavor and texture, and require a little extra cooking time due to the largesse of the yolk. Ideal for baking, they yield fluffy and moist short cakes, breads and muffins, flakey, buttery pastries, and luxurious mousses, soufflés and crème brulees. Whip up a puffy prima vera frittata, goat cheese and spinach scramble, and seafood salads garnished with hard

Duck Eggs in Cocotte The Marine Room’s Executive Chef Bernard Guillas graciously shares his beloved grandma’s favorite duck egg recipe. Bon appétit! Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup diced pancetta 1 cup chopped leeks, white part only 1/2 cup sliced shallots 1/2 cup finely diced celery root 2 cups sliced local King oyster mushrooms 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves 6 duck eggs 3/4 cup crème fraîche 1 tablespoon minced chives 1/4 cup grated Mimolette cheese (or aged Parmesan) 1 toasted French baguette Method: Add olive oil to large skillet over medium heat. Add pancetta, leeks, shallots and celery root. Cook 3 minutes stirring often. Add mushrooms and thyme. Cook 2 minutes. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside. Step 2: Place one tablespoon of crème fraîche at

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the bottom of each mini cocotte or ovenproof 8-ounce ramekin. Equally divide the vegetable mixture in to each cocotte. Top with remaining crème fraîche. Carefully crack 1 duck egg in a small bowl without breaking the yolk. Transfer to cocotte atop of vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Step 3: Fill roasting pan with 1-1/2 inches of water. Water should go half way up the side of the mini cocotte. Bring water to simmer. Place each cocotte into pan. Cook 10-15 minutes or until egg whites are opaque. Remove cocottes from roasting pan. Garnish with chopped chives and Mimolette. Serve with baguette. (Serves 6.)

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Your Family Matters: Teaching kids stranger awareness without instilling fear BY DR. KEITH KANNER With the recent kidnapping and molestation of an 8-year-old child, parents are once again encouraged to sit down with their kids and discuss “Stranger Danger” which typically leads to children being “afraid” of talking or interacting with “strangers.” Beware of strangers is something that is common for parents Dr. Keith Kanner to teach their children and for important reasons. No parent ever wants their child to get hurt and that is a core parenting task — protection. But, do we take it too far when we generalize that all so-called strangers should be avoided? This type of message fills the child’s mind with fear, a lack of trust, and worry that the general intention of others is “bad” or “sick” rather than “good” and “nice.” Don’t get me wrong, as a parent of three kids, I worry about them 24 hours a day but I try to teach them the truth about society, namely that there are a lot more “good guys” than “bad guys” and be careful not to generalize. Yes, there are some bad apples in the bunch, but the majority of people are nice according to sound research and statistics. Raising kids these days has become more vulnerable than ever to sensationalism. Television is tainted by the worst dramas in life not the good ones. Even the local news is disturbing. New studies are showing that watching TV or spending too much time on the Internet is bad for one’s health, mental and physical. Stranger danger is no different. Despite that chances of a child getting both kidnapped and molested are statistically rare, we tend to teach our children to be prepared for the worst case scenario, not the best ones. Developmentally, this leaves a mind message that the world is an unsafe place rather than a safe one and, in many cases, causes a child to lose a basic sense of trust. After all, safety is determined by how parents explain it to their kids. If parents are afraid, their children are also likely to be. So, how do we get kids to be safe but not scared ? Can we teach them skills to help them determine if a stranger is safe or dangerous? The answer is yes. Here are some basic ways to help a child determine if a stranger is safe or not. 1. Is the stranger either too friendly or too mean? Extremes usually teach us that some sort of balance is off. Obviously, teaching your kids to stay away from a mean person

is a good first step, but what about too nice? Well, too nice too soon is a potential sign of a problem. That would be like petting a dog that you have not first approached with care. So, teach kids that too nice might be a sign of a problem and they should keep some distance, at least until they get to know them better. They should also discuss any new adult with parents before becoming friendly. 2. Never agree to go anywhere with a stranger unless approved by a familiar adult. 3. Never accept random gifts from a stranger unless they are related to a particular event one is attending and it is in the presence of others. 4. Teach your kids to always check things out with you first before interacting beyond a “Hi” with a person they do not know. However, if a nice adult says hello, nice kids should say hello too. This is merely a courtesy issue. Obviously, if the

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The Birds, the Bees, and Blended Families

The Reality of Marriage Dear Dr. Diana, My girlfriend just broke up with me because I’m not ready to get married. I understand her point of view since we’ve been dating for four years. I really love her and am sad about the break up but I’m scared to make a serious commit-Dr. Diana Weiss-Wisdom ment. My father has been divorced three times and my mom is unhappy in her second marriage. Even though I am 42, I don’t know what’s realistic to expect in marriage. It seems there are so few happily married people. My life is good and while I’d like to have children and a life partner, I’m afraid to make the wrong decision. Part of me thinks that if I have doubts it must not be right. But maybe I’m just afraid and will be no matter what. How do you know when it’s right? — Scared to make a mistake Dear Scared, I can certainly understand why you want to be cautious. Marriage is a major decision that has a significant impact on the trajectory of one’s life for better or worse. You have already experienced the emotional havoc of unhappy and broken relationships and divorce so in some ways, you understand the “worse” part. The reality is that having doubts is normal for everyone. Most of us are not taught how to have adult love relationships in a way that maintains a deep bond in good times and bad. The “better” part is that a good marriage makes for a sweeter life. Research by social and clinical psychologists reveals that to us what makes for a happy marriage. Studies also reveal that happily married people are stronger and more confident in the world and they have less illness, more longevity and a higher overall quality of life than their counterparts. Key indications that a relationship could be marriage worthy include: •Being good friends. The essential ingredient in happy marriages is emotional responsiveness. If you ask the question, “Are you there for me?”, “Do I matter to you”, the answer is “Yes”. The best marriages are a passionate friendship. If you feel supported, safe, and your partner is there for you when you need them, your relationship holds promise. •You share a willingness to do the work necessary to keep your love and connection alive. There is a set of specific skills, a toolkit if you will, that can be learned to facilitate healthy, loving relationships. The books recommended at the end of this article go into that toolkit in detail. •Enjoying spending time with one another, sharing core values, and encouraging the pursuit of your dreams and interests are central ingredients to help you go the distance. •Good relationships and marriages promote a sense of wellbeing and personal strength in both people. While you can’t expect your partner to “make” you happy, your partner’s friendship should enhance your overall enjoyment of your life. •Being able to communicate about difficult feelings and topics is important as you

share your lives together. •Sharing similar interests is helpful. This doesn’t mean that you must enjoy all the same things, you don’t. But having some crossover is good. •It’s also important to be with someone who is accepting and agreeable to your wants and needs for affection and sex. This is not to say you both have to want the same thing all the time and that you always have to say “Yes”. But generally, you are on the same page about what you like. Some people like lots of physical affection and some people don’t as much. •The right person shows their love through loving actions. Those actions look different for different people. For example, some couples like to stay in touch throughout their day. Other people might feel irritated, burdened, or even smothered by this. Not all people want to be loved in the same way. But some loving actions that promote happy and healthy marriage include: noticing when your partner is tired, listening and offering support, kissing and hugging just because, being patient and respectful with each other, kissing hello and goodbye, and remembering what your partner says is important to them. Small, polite gestures like saying “thank you” and “please” can demonstrate caring and kindness as well. Most people like to have some private time and a little space, so it’s helpful if your partner understands this need. Some obvious red flags are when a person drinks too much, spends beyond their means, is unfaithful, dishonest, or mean. If your doubts stem from what seems like problematic issues to you, don’t dismiss them or assume that love will cure all. It doesn’t. Depending on what these concerns consist of, you’ll need to thoroughly discuss them with your partner until you feel satisfied. Contrary to popular myth there are no perfect soul mates in the sense that the relationships are problem free. That simply does not exist. All good marriages require effort. Don’t lose hope for the possibility of having a happy married life —it is a worthwhile path if you can create it. Marriage is like a garden. It needs to be tended to regularly with different fertilizing and watering needs during different seasons. And various types of plants have different needs. Taking time to really know and understand what makes your partner tick will help you tend to your marriage effectively. Recommended Reading: • The New Rules of Marriage by Terrence Real • Making Marriage Simple: Ten Simple Truths to a Happy Marriage by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson Diana Weiss-Wisdom, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Rancho Santa Fe. (858) 259-0146 Join us for upcoming events: Lecture on the “New Science of Love” at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center on April 18 at 6 p.m. Couples Workshop/Marriage Enrichment Program May 18-19. Limited to 12 couples. Based on the best selling book, “Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love”

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ulie’s Beachwear, which has been in business for 20 years with “resort, fashion, lounge and bikini wear from around the world,â€? hosted a spring soirĂŠe April 6 to welcome Charleston Shoes to its new home in Del Mar. The event featured live music; catering by Yosel of Date Catering and Millie’s Gelato by Chef Susan Sbicca; fabulous gift bags and raffle prizes and services from local Del Mar/Carmel Valley, Rancho Sante Fe and Solana Beach merchants; Body Sexy by Kelly: One year of personal training; SeiAloha: Pretty Wahinie Makeover Package: Brow shaping, c-facial, organic body bronzing and eye lash tint; Therapist Susan Scott: Free Massage; and Salon Del Mar: Hair Cut and Color by Robin Peters. Julie’s Beachwear is located at 1414 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014; 858-792-1359. PHOTOS/JON CLARK

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El Milagro — A Rare Opportunity An Open House was held by Catherine and Jason Barry on March 27 for “El Milagro.” Atop a private knoll in the heart of the Covenant stands “El Milagro,” the miracle of Rancho Santa Fe. This 21,000-plus -squarefoot Spanish estate is perched on 9 all usable acres and just finished going through a more than $6 million renovation. The dramatic Master Suites are located upstairs and both enjoy a magnificent 1,400-squarefoot private terrace with unmatched sunrise mountain views. The gourmet kitchen is a dream come true for any chef with top-of-the-line appliances and furniture quality cabinetry. A Royal dining hall for 30 guests enjoys the veranda, as does the Edwardian library with a private libation bar where wines are delivered via a dumbwaiter for the 5,000-bottle wine room on the lower level. The Grand Salon, Media Room and Office overlook the resort pool/ spa and incredible entertaining pavilion. Steps away is the tennis court with orchards of citrus as a picturesque background. The attached guest house with living room, kitchen, 3-bedroom suites and exercise room overlook the professional Golf Practice area. The home is equipped with the latest smart house electronics offering convenience in our fast-paced lives. For more information, please contact Catherine and Jason Barry, Barry Estates, at (858) 756-4024.

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OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneďŹ ciary, 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) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site, using the ďŹ le number assigned to this case 12-1507-11. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reďŹ&#x201A;ected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 3/25/2013 THE WOLF FIRM, A LAW CORPORATION 2955 Main Street, 2nd Floor Irvine, California 92614 Foreclosure Department (949) 7209200 Sale Information Only: (714) 573-1965 Frank Escalera, Team Lead P1029489 4/4, 4/11, 04/18/2013. RSF307

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REIHANIFAM, UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s 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. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of



DISTANCE OF 72.56 FEET; THENCE NORTH 55 DEGREES 14` WEST TANGENT TO LAST DESCRIBED CURVE 25.00 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A TANGENT CURVE CONCAVE SOUTHEASTERLY AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 30 FEET; ‘’THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF LAST SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 180 DEGREES A DISTANCE OF 94.25 FEET TO A POINT OF TANGENCY WITH A REVERSING CURVE CONCAVE NORTHWESTERLY AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 40 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF LAST DESCRIBED CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 101 DEGREES 25` A DISTANCE OF 70.30 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

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La Jolla Music Society will salute New Orleans at Gallagher & Gallagher honored spirited concert and gala on April 20 with ‘20 Year Legend Award’

Seven musicians and 10 dancers will perform the collaboration “Ma Maison,” where the spirit of New Orleans comes alive in a raucous celebration of the city’s iconic culture. It’s all set to take place 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave., in downtown San Diego, when La Jolla Music Society brings together the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Trey McIntyre Project. A 7 p.m. prelude hosted by Jazz 88.3 will open the show. The legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band, founded in 1961, has traveled worldwide spreading its mission to perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. The Trey McIntyre Project is known for innovating ballet dance by infusing its classical inheritance with freshness, vitality and depth. The duo’s integrated show, which premiered in 2008, explores the connections between jazz, blues and gospel. Tickets from $27 at (858) 459-3728 and Prior to the performance, the Music Society will host its annual WinterFest Gala at the Horton Grand Hotel. The Mardi Gras-style celebration will include a cocktail reception, dinner and live auction, plus a parade down Fourth Avenue with the Euphoria Jazz Band, before the show. Let the beads fly! The gala’s major sponsors include Joan and Irwin Jacobs, Susan and Bill Hoehn, and Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner. Table sponsors include Mary Ann Beyster, Dave and Elaine Darwin, Helene K. Kruger, Marina and Rafael Pastor, and Elizabeth and Joseph Taft. Gala tickets start at $750. To receive an invitation, call Kristin Schert at (858) 459-3724, ext. 206.

La Jolla Art Association Gallery to present unique show La Jolla Art Association Gallery located at 8100 Paseo del Ocaso #B, La Jolla Shores, will present a unique show “Passion Emerges — Because We Must” from Tuesday April 23 through Sunday May 5. This is a mix of traditional and contemporary paintings and photographs by award winning artists Jacquie Wade Skay, Pat Hunter, Michael Huff and Chef Rob Conaway . A reception will be held Saturday April 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. La Jolla Art Association carries on a tradition of excellence by local artists and is open to visitors Tuesdays through Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Country band Herrick to perform at Del Mar Fairgrounds April 20 California country music fans have four opportunities to enjoy one of the hottest new country artists touring today. Herrick is set to perform in Del Mar on April 20, at 9 p.m. at Del Mar National Horse Show’s Night of the Horse at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Nashville-based band Herrick pocketed the prestigious Country Song Award in the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMA) for “Cry Memphis,” a cut from the band’s album New Dance. For tickets, visit Tickets:

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David M. Cabot, CEO of Prudential California Realty, announced that Michael and Elaine Gallagher have earned the prestigious “20 Year Legend Award.” The award recognizes market-leading agents who have won the Chairman’s Circle award on 20 occasions during their career. “Michael and Elaine have consistently ranked at the top of our industry,” said Cabot. “They have led the Del Mar office for many years and it’s a pleasure to once again congratulate them for their incredible sales achievements.” As Chairman’s Circle award winners for 20 consecutive years, Michael and Elaine Gallagher have consistently ranked at the top 1 percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide. With a majority of their business originating from referrals and repeat transactions, they attribute their success to their focus on the goals of their clients. “Michael and Elaine’s competitive spirit and dedication to provide their clients with professional excellence have contributed to Prudential’s standing as an industry leader and helped to make us the number one real estate brokerage in San Diego,” added Cabot. “They have a talent for passing on the benefits of their experience to their clients, and their knowledge of real estate is extensive.” The Gallaghers were honored for their outstanding sales performance at Prudential Real Estate’s national convention, which was recently held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Ne-

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Addison named one of the 2013 ‘Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.’ Addison at The Grand Del Mar has been designated as one of the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. in’s just-released 2013 Annual Restaurant Issue. It is the only restaurant in San Diego to receive this industry kudo and is one of only eight dining venues in California to be named by the internationally renowned guide to dining, hotels, travel and lifestyle. “An exceptional experience awaits diners at the opulently decorated Addison. Famous for his creativity, Chef William Bradley has superbly mastered the classical French technique in which he incorporates his own personal touch to prepare unique dishes,” said Sophie Gayot.’s website describes the judging process saying that “to earn a coveted slot on the Top 40 list, a restaurant needs to create a faultless alchemy of culinary imagination, unwavering technique and exemplary execution. We applaud the top toques whose passion year after year keeps them boldly inventive.” “We are proud to be included on this carefully curated list of gold standard dining designations once again,” said Thomas Voss, president of The Grand Del Mar. He added, “Addison’s executive chef/director William Bradley and his talented team certainly deserve this distinction and are to be congratulated for their ongoing professionalism and dedication.” Visit the

Cuisine for a Cause: 32nd Annual Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala slated for April 27 Award-winning chefs from San Diego and across the country will convene in La Jolla for a night of “Epicurean Elegance” and philanthropy on Saturday, April 27, at the 32nd annual Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala. Benefitting the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center, the event will feature 11 prominent chefs preparing their signature hors d’oeuvres paired with fine wine. This year, all proceeds will support the cancer center’s visionary initiative MyAnswertoCancer, which uses DNA analysis to make personalized cancer treatment a reality. Following the cocktail reception, guests will enjoy an elegant dinner, program and dancing with live music by The Heroes. Tickets are $350 or $500 and sponsorships are available. For details and reservations, call (858) 246-1230 or More information about UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center can be found at www.cancer.

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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 699-1145


$499,000 2BR/2BA

914 Intrepid Court Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sandy Hardcastle-Taylor-Coldwell Banker (619) 977-2639

$735,000 2BR/2BA

424 Stratford Court #A30 Julie Split-Keyes-Prudential CA Realty

Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 735-6754

$998,900 2BR/2BA

12866 Caminito De Lal Olas Joseph Sampson-Sampson CA Realty

Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 699-1145

$999,000-$1,175,000 3BR/2.5BA

13082 Caminito Pointe Del Mar Steve Uhlir-SURE Real Estate

Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 755-6070

$1,775,000-$1,759,900 572 Marine View Avenue 5BR/5BA Inna Lazarus-Del Mar Realty Associates

Sun 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (602) 380-1552

$2,250,000 3BR/2BA

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 793-8725


415 Zuni Dr. Toni Cieri-RE/MAX Distinctive


$1,195,000 2BR/2BA

6127 El Tordo Janet Lawless Christ-Coldwell Banker

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

$1,249,000 2BR/2BA

6157 Paseo Delicias Susan M. Kazmarek-Willis Allen

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 775-5231

$1,450,000 4BR/2.5BA

6856 Los Vientos Serenos Bruce Smitham-Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 922-2731

$1,585,000 4BR/3BA

16825 Via De Santa Fe Janet Lawless Christ-Coldwell Banker

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

$1,699,000 5BR/4.5BA

6840 Paseo Delicias Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm K.Ann Brizolis/host: T.Hardebeck/M.Stone-Prudential (858) 756-6355

$2,495,000 3BR/3.5BA

15740 Puerta Del Sol Janet Lawless Christ-Coldwell Banker

$3,490,000 6BR/7.5BA

4540 Los Pinos Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm K.Ann Brizolis/host: D. Henry-Prudential CA Realty (858) 756-6355

$3,900,000-$4,445,876 7030 Caminito De Conejos 4BR/4.5BA Gary Wildeson-Prudential CA Realty

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

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 692-0242

April 11, 2013



April 11, 2013

Rancho Santa Fe Review

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

Rancho Santa Fe | The Covenant-$5,495,000

This custom designed and built estate exudes Spanish-Mediterranean ambiance on a spacious 2.42 acre lot showcasing panoramic golf course, countryside and sunset vistas.

Stunning single-level custom offering impeccable interior design, a detached guest house and an outdoor space that lends itself to any scale of entertaining- the perfect “Casa Lago Lindo.”

Rancho Santa Fe | Meadows-$4,200,000

Rancho Santa Fe | The Covenant-$3,495,000

Situated on 4.70 landscaped acres, this custom single level features 5BD/6.5BA, pool & spa with waterfalls, and a spacious area for horses. Presenting pure quality and a private location- a must see!

Reminiscent of all the grace which is Rancho Santa Fe, this adobe exudes charm and ambiance without sacrificing modern comforts. Lush landscaping and idyllic views make this a hilltop oasis.

Rancho Santa Fe | The Covenant-$2,995,000-$3,295,000


Rancho Santa Fe | The Bridges-$2,100,000

Truly one-of-a-kind! This spectacular 7.52 acre “peninsula” lot offers the ultimate in privacy & tranquility, with stunning views.

Enjoy endless views over the 8th green and fairway! This estate boasts details that exude timeless architecture and quality.

A coveted plan two Villa, located on exquisite manicured grounds with a bubbling stream, guest casita and golf course views.

Rancho Santa Fe | The Covenant-$1,635,000

Encinitas | The Gallery-$1,635,000

Rancho Santa Fe | The Covenant-$1,249,000

Offering the ultimate in “carefree lifestyle”, this rare 4BD/3BA detached home affords the utmost attention in detail.

Beautiful home situated on a unique corner lot with outdoor areas that feature a pool, BBQ, fireplace and panoramic views.

Elegant single story Village condo featuring beautiful hardwood floors, chef’s kitchen and new baths- absolutely lovely!

Oceanside | Windward-$445,000

Carlsbad | Carlsbad Palisades-$412,000

Scripps Ranch | Triana-$379,999-$409,999

Within walking distance to North Beach, this highly upgraded unit offers panoramic ocean views and community pool/spa.

Finest location with gorgeous faraway views, spacious patio, perfect southern exposure and pure privacy- don’t miss out!

This 2BD/2BA condo has been fully remodeled and features a beautiful over-sized patio for entertaining and relaxation.


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