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RSF School District to consider gym upgrades BY KAREN BILLING The Rancho Santa Fe School District will look into the possibility of improving its school gym, be it a small makeover or tearing the old building down to build a new gym altogether. “We’re starting to see some issues with the gym that are going to take serious money to fix,” Superintendent Lindy Delaney said. The gym will be a topic on the agenda at the board’s next meeting on Thursday, May 2, at 1 p.m. The board will discuss what options are on the table and potential funding sources, be it state money, grants or a bond. Delaney said the gym, built in the 1970s, is seeing normal wear and tear and they are starting to see wood rot in the eaves. She said there is a structural integrity issue with the building itself — they would likely be unable to take off the roof and put it back on because of the structural issues, as well as Division of State Architect issues. Trustee Tyler Seltzer said next to the new school, the older building definitely “sticks out.” He said he is interested in pursuing the amount of private influence and support they might have for an upgrade for what he sees could be a real community benefit. See UPGRADES, page 28


he Rancho Santa Fe Community Center held its annual Spring Luncheon titled “Over the Top Tables” on March 28 at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe. Guests created unique tabletop designs and wore outfits that complemented the design’s theme. The event also featured guest speaker and celebrity chef Brian Malarkey. (Above) “Pageant Princesses”: Lisa Sullivan, Tami Barnhart-Reese, Diana Shapiro, Annette Caton, Lauren Gill, Alicia Gaudio, Salvana Saldivar, Tammy Ezzet, Cathi Marinello. See more photos, pages 24 and 25. Photo/ Jon Clark

If in doubt sit the athlete out, new concussion guidelines say BY CATHERINE KOLONKO The athletic trainer for Torrey Pines High School who helped draft the school district’s policy on concussions in sports says she’s glad the issue is back in the public eye. New national guidelines were released by the medical profession in March. A key feature recommends that an athlete who suffers a concussion should be immediately removed from the game to prevent further injury no matter the sport, according to new guidelines by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). “It’s great that they revised their guidelines,” said Christina Scherr, head athletic trainer at Torrey Pines High School. “These are long overdue.”

Risk of sports-related concussion is greatest in football and rugby for men and boys, and in soccer and basketball for women and girls, according to a release issued at the AAN annual meeting in San Diego. The guidelines move away from the concussion grading systems established in 1997 and instead now recommend that concussion and return to play be assessed individually for each athlete, said Christopher C. Giza, MD, a pediatric neurologist at David Geffen School of Medicine and Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, and a lead author of the new guidelines. There is no definite timeline for safe return to play, which should be evaluated individually based on

an athlete’s symptoms, cognitive function and balance, Giza said. Under the old guidelines, an athlete could return to play within minutes of a concussion if there were no obvious debilitating symptoms. The new guidelines, published in the AAN journal Neurology, resulted from a lengthy review of evidence and literature on concussions by a team of researchers that included neurologists, Giza said. It took the team about three years to review all the available data published from 1955 to 2012. The goal is to help coaches or parents on the sidelines know enough about the signs and symptoms of a concussion to suspect it and then remove the

injured athlete from the game, Giza said. “Ninety percent of people with a concussion will have a headache,” said Giza, noting that other symptoms may include nausea and vomiting, mental confusion, disorientation, and imbalance. “Less than 10 percent actually have loss of consciousness. Most of the time it’s not something so dramatic that you see the person laying unresponsive on the field.” A blow to the head is not the only way to get a concussion, Giza said. It can occur if the head hits something or accelerates rapidly. For example, “A football player who gets nailed in the chest and his

See CONCUSSION, page 28

Another technology rollout coming for Rowe School BY KAREN BILLING At the May 2 board meeting, the RSF School board is expected to hear a recommendation for the next technology rollout at R. Roger Rowe School. Currently the district has 1:1 iPads at the middle school level, and the K-6 classrooms have six per classroom in addition to desktop computers. Getting more iPads in the elementary school classrooms will be a topic of conversation. “We’re going to turn our focus to fifth and sixth grades,” said Superintendent Lindy Delaney, noting the district is working with those teachers on their needs. Ben Holbert, technology director, said that K-6 teachers would be doing a walk-through this week to observe 1:1 classrooms and start to think about how they could apply 1:1 to their classrooms. Delaney said the 1:1 program in middle school has gone “beautifully” this year. Students haven’t lost any of the devices and damage has been minimal. “I thought that we would have three or four times the problems that we’ve had,” Holbert said, noting that he doesn’t know if it’s luck, the product or the district’s planning that has allowed the rollout to run so smoothly.

Fire causes minor damage to home On Thursday, March 28, at 9:12 a.m., firefighters responded to the report of a condo fire on Via Coronado in the community of Whispering Palms. When they arrived on scene, firefighters found the two-story condo was filled with smoke but no flames were visible. They were able to quickly assist two occupants out of the condo before determining that the fire, which began near a light fixture, was extinguished. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. One Rancho Santa Fe fire engine and one Solana Beach See FIRE, page 28


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Buzz: RSF Association’s plan to buy Garden Club BY PRESIDENT ROXANA FOXX, RSF ASSOCIATION BOARD At the RSF Association’s March Roxana Foxx 21 meeting, the board decided to begin the formal process of moving forward with the proposed purchase of the RSF Garden Club property. Since I joined the board almost three years ago, we have been working with representatives of the Garden Club board to explore any and all options to protect this valuable community resource. The operating challenges that face many nonprofit volunteer boards are exacerbated at the Garden Club due to the size and scope of the facility under management. With an 80 percent drop in membership from a peak of 1,500, and the everincreasing costs of maintaining the building, maintaining the Garden Club as a viable entity has become a burden, especially consider-

ing that the vast majority of the use of the facilities is by non-Garden Club community groups. To their credit, for all of these years, the Garden Club volunteers have maintained these facilities for our benefit. The Garden Club board and the Association board have agreed on a new operating structure that will provide for the continued use by the Garden Club to hold their events and meetings while the Association takes over the operating responsibility. The facilities will be owned by the Association and will continue to be available to all Covenant community groups and Covenant members to hold family events. All of the proceeds from the acquisition of the property will be held as an endowment at the RSF Foundation for the benefit of the Covenant community. On April 5, the Association will be mailing ballots to all registered voters of the Association for an advisory vote on the purchase. That ballot will include detailed information outlining the

proposal, which will also be available on our website at Additionally, the RSF Review carried a very informative article about the purchase on the front page of its March 28 issue (and the story can be read on the Review’s web site at Your Association board encourages you to support the acquisition of this historic community asset. Please call Pete Smith at the Association office with any questions. At the April 4 meeting, the Association board will be discussing the proposed Covenant modification which changes the zoning on the Garden Club property to provide for Association ownership. During that agenda item the board will be available to answer questions. I encourage everyone to take a look at the proposal and let us know what you think. You may also communicate with the board by email through the Association office at

RSF resident a two-time champion at Carousel Charity Horse Show Victoria Walz (above), a Rancho Santa Fe resident, recently won the Championship ribbon in both Saddle Seat Equitation and Morgan Performance classes at the Carousel Charity Horse Show held in Scottsdale, Arizona. This was the first show of the 2013 season with Victoria riding for Lawson Creek Stables at Hidden Hills Ranch and trainer Anne Judd. The Carousel Charity Horse Show is Arizona’s premier multi-breed competition representing various breeds of horses showcasing horsemanship and showmanship. Photo/Howard Schatzberg






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Accomplished couple brings traveling Bach tribute to the RSF Village Church BY CLAIRE HARLIN One of the most influential music icons of all time, Johann Sebastian Bach, wrote many of his compositions in the 1700s as a hardworking civic employee of the church, arranging musical education for local schools, providing music for ceremonies and organizing ensembles for town events. “It inspires me all the time to look at him and his music,” said Helen Westerfield, who, as the Director of Music Ministries at the Village Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe, has a job that’s somewhat of a modern version of Bach’s early role. “To be on a weekly schedule, every Sunday comes up pretty quickly, and when I am conducting various choirs I’m amazed at how he was conducting these wonderful cantatas week after week.” Helen’s husband, Rick, added, “The work he created, week after week, was genius — consistent genius.” And those cantatas, both secular and not, will be the centerpiece of a performance that Helen Westerfield is helping to bring to the church on Saturday, April 13, one that brings together baroque musicians and professional vocalists from across the country and is led none other than her husband, Rick Westerfield. Rick is the artistic director and conductor for the Pacific Bach Project, which he has been envisioning since he visited Germany 30 years ago. He and Helen met there, where Rick would frequently take 36-hour trips from Romania (where he was studying) to meet and learn about Bach history with Helen at her university in France. That’s where the couple’s common love for Bach began, and now it has come full circle in being the basis for a traveling performance that will open in Newport Beach after it leaves Rancho Santa Fe. “The Pacific Bach Project is a baroque orchestra and choir whose 44 musicians hail from some of the finest period ensembles in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Washington DC.,” Rick said. “Our goal is to enrich the musical life of Southern California through stylistically- informed period instrument performances of this greatest of all western music. “But we don’t stop there. Bach Project events

Helen and Rick Westerfield. Courtesy photo will also feature insightful real-time commentary that takes listeners beyond the ordinary concert experience by exploring connections between music and thought in Bach’s music — the space where art and ideas, beauty and meaning, what we feel and what we think all intersect and connect. We believe Bach’s music only becomes richer and more meaningful the more it’s understood contextually, in light of the ideas that gave rise to it and the soil that nurtured it and makes sense of it.” Rick said he is particularly privileged to be able to interpret and revisit the work of his favorite composer today — a composer who, as Rick will remind you, created works that were so honored that they were proudly sent into space by N.A.S.A. as a representation of Earth’s culture. But Rick said the task is also a huge responsibility, as Bach deserves there to be dedication and thought put into the performance. “Understanding not only what it says on the page, and it says very little, you have to understand about his world,” Rick said. “There are so many things that go into the job of a conductor — investigative work, how was it played, how can I serve what this man would have wanted to hear if he walked in the room today.” While the project has been in the works for decades, the Westerfields’ kids recently left the nest and the two parents were therefore looking for a new musical endeavor. That’s what gave rise to the Pacific Bach Project, which is in its first year. “We spent our lives in music, and are all around music, so we see people group together the early composers,” said Rick. “But it’s hard to describe the degree to which Bach is different — he stands so far above everyone else.” The Westerfields bring extensive experience to the project. Rick Westerfield has been praised as “a sure handed and enlightened leader” (Los Angeles Times) of performances that are “authoritative and impassioned, yet impressively controlled” (New York Times). Rick has led many of North America’s leading symphony orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, and the orchestras of Houston, Denver, Baltimore, Indianapolis and Phoenix, as well as many others in Europe and Asia. A protege of Leonard Bernstein as a Tanglewood Fellow, Rick has been seen and heard on NPR, Charlie Rose, and ABC’s 20/20. Chorus master Helen Westerfield studied at the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt under Bach conductor Helmuth Rilling, touring throughout Europe, Israel and Japan with his professional choir. Trained in piano and violin as well as conducting, she is a graduate of Wheaton College and a former Bienen Fellow at Northwestern. Helen has held music ministry positions with National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC and Redeemer Presbyterian in New York City; has taught choral music at Dartmouth, Exeter Academy and Episcopal High School; and is active as both conductor and pianist with numerous professional ensembles, most recently Washington’s National Chamber Players. For tickets to the April 13 event at 7 p.m. at the Village Church, which cost $25-$50, or $10 for students, visit or call (800) 838-3006. The Village Church is located at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067.

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RSF couple has reason to be optimistic about this year’s Kentucky Derby BY JULIE SARNO Excitement builds as the Kentucky Derby on May 4 approaches and Rancho Santa Fe couple Gary and Mary West have several reasons to be hopeful. They might have Gary and Mary West more than Courtesy photo one runner competing in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) on April 6. The Wests have owned property in Rancho Santa Fe for years and in 2008 moved here permanently. Locally, the couple owns West Steak and Seafood, Bistro West, West Inn Hotel & Suites, and West Mart in Carlsbad. Recently, the couple answered questions for the Rancho Santa Fe Review. Question: Currently you have four runners gearing up for the spring 3-year-old Classics — Flashback, Code West, Treasury Bill and Power Broker, who is nearing a return to racing. (Power Broker finished fifth in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita last November.) Although you have been in racing for 30 years, this is an enviable position for an owner to be in. Which runner do you place the greatest hopes on at this point? West answer: This year we’re taking nothing for granted, given our past disappointment and run of bad luck with our horses in the Derby. In fact, we will be very pleased if we get one horse into the starting gate on May 4. We believe Flashback has the best chance, followed by Code West. Power Broker is a longshot possibility due to his lack of recent racing experience. At this time, we are not considering Treasury Bill a candidate for the Derby. Question: Tell us about earlier contenders you have had for the Kentucky Derby in your 30 years of racing Thoroughbreds. West answer: In our first Derby in 1993, we raced Rockamundo. During that race, our rider saw blood on his silks

and on the horse, so he pulled Rockamundo up, thinking the horse had been injured. It turned out that the blood was from another horse, Toss of the Coin, who had been cut badly during the race. In hindsight, Rockamundo could have finished the race since he wasn’t injured; however, after reviewing video footage of the race, we don’t believe he would have been able to hit the board regardless. In 2001, Dollar Bill was our second horse to be a Derby contender. Unfortunately, he ran into traffic problems and it just wasn’t his day. Buddha was scheduled to race in the Derby in 2002 and was the morning-line favorite. Unfortunately, he was scratched out of the Derby the day before the race after stepping on a small stone, which badly bruised his foot. Our most recent horse to run in the Derby was High Limit in 2005. He was injured during the race when another horse stepped on him, and he had to have multiple stitches. As our experience shows, there are a lot more things that can go wrong in the Derby than can go right. In fact, we have done so poorly in our previous races that a 15th place finish would be an improvement! Question: Was your victory with 108-1 Rockamundo among your most thrilling wins with a 3-year-old? West answer: Yes, the Rockamundo win was our most exciting because it was very unexpected. It was our first Graded Stakes win, and it allowed us to have a horse in the Kentucky Derby, which is every horse owner’s dream. It’s probably the race that has kept us in this very difficult game through the years. Question: Gary and Mary, how did each of you become interested in horse racing? Gary: I read about racing horses as a teenager and became a big fan of the sport when I was 19 after moving to Omaha where Ak-Sar-Ben — one of the nation’s leading racetracks — was thriving. Mary: I owned a horse when I was in high school and have always loved horses and the sport of racing. When Gary and I first got married, we use to go to the Ak-Sar-Ben race track in Omaha and dreamed of someday owning a race horse. In 1980, we bought our first race horse, Joe Blow. He won 23 races for us and we raced him until he was 9 years old. We retired him in Valley, Neb., when his career ended. He lived to be 31 years old. Question: Currently you have horses with well-known trainers on the Southern California circuit, Bob Baffert

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and Ron Ellis. Have you enjoyed much racing success at your home track, Del Mar, in the past? West answer: We have raced very little at Del Mar in the past; however, last year, we brought out a horse named Casino Host who won the Del Mar Handicap (G2). Our racing stable will have a much larger presence at Del Mar this year. Personally, we aren’t fans of synthetic racing surfaces. If Del Mar had a dirt track we would have more horses here. Question: Right now, you rank among the top owners in thoroughbred racing for 2013, with over $700,000 in purses earned and more than 20 wins this season. How many runners are in your racing stable? West answer: We have 10 horses in California and 24 horses in other parts of the country. Question: The Senior Center downtown on 4th Avenue is now named the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center. When was the center renamed as a result of your donation? Answer: The official opening of the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center was April 21, 2010. While the Gary and Mary West Foundation is a lead sponsor, our impact is due to the partnerships we have with other nonprofit service providers who bring expertise in housing, social work, entitlement benefits, physical therapy and fitness to the Wellness Center. Together, we assist more than 1,000 seniors per day, at or below the poverty level, with a variety of services. Question: Tell us a little about your commitment to seniors, particularly those who might be less fortunate. West answer: Part of our passion for improving senior wellness comes from Mary caring for her elderly mother. When we explored what we could do to help seniors, we found out that the country spends more per capita each year on saving the spotted owl (by the way, we have nothing against owls) than we do on our elderly population, who have helped make this country great. That led to the development of the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center, which offers meals, social experiences and preventive health care for seniors. These are ordinary folks who haven’t caught many breaks in life and many are teetering on the edge of survival. Our philanthropic investment helps the Center provide programmatic outcomes that literally change and save lives. From our perspective, there is nothing better than that. Question: Tell us about the Gary and Mary West Foundation you formed in 2006? Are there other philanSee DERBY, page 30

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Astronaut talks about wife’s brain injuries at Scripps conference BY STEVEN MIHAILOVICH Capt. Mark Kelly qualifies as a bona fide American hero. He commanded four space shuttle missions, including the Endeavor’s final voyage, flew 39 combat missions over Iraq during the Gulf War, and has logged more than 6,000 flight hours as a Navy pilot. As the keynote speaker at the eighth annual Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference on March 22-23, Kelly was qualified to address the roomful of physicians, neurosurgeons, therapists and other brain injury specialists for another reason. Kelly is the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot through the head during the attempted assassination on Jan. 8, 2011. Talking about that topic forced Kelly to choke up and hold back tears a couple of times during his hour-long presentation. “As Gaby entered Congress for the first time in 2007, I thought I had the risky job,” Kelly told the audience. “I’d flown 39 combat missions. I’d landed on an aircraft carrier nearly 400 times. By that point in my career, I’d flown two flights into space already. I thought I had the risky job. But as it would turn out, Gaby is the one who would nearly lose her life serving her country.” In the speech, the toughness Kelly showed during his daring exploits and rigorous, and often dangerous, training contrasted with the vulnerability he experienced in helping his wife through the ongoing recovery. The audience was often riveted to hear a paragon of American courage and stoicism talk about feeling almost helpless at times.

Mark Kelly “On Jan. 8, 2011, there was no countdown clock,” Kelly noted. “For the big events in my life, like a space flight or a combat mission, they normally start at a specific time. With a space flight, you even have a countdown clock going toward zero. But on Jan. 8, the day Gaby was injured, there was no clock. Just the ringing of my phone when I got a call that put me on this trajectory — this crazy wild ride where I was going to have make an enormous amount of decisions and not really knowing anywhere it’s going to be going ... (I) hung up and then I started trying to figure out, OK, what I do now?” Kelly wove intricate details of glorious victories, horrific setbacks and excruciating doubts into a message of hope and perseverance that reverberated with an audience that daily treats patients suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI). Of course, getting shot through the head isn’t the only source of TBI and the 1.7 million annual cases in the United States and more than 300,000 sports-related concussions each year attest to that fact. The two-day confer-

ence was held at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa and hosted by the Rehabilitation Center at Scripps Memorial Hospital. Mild traumatic brain injury or concussion, especially in sports and in youth, as well as the use of robotics for TBI served as the major themes this year. The annual conference has grown from almost 30, mostly local attendees in 2006 to more than 200 participants from around the world this year, according to Michael Lopatz, medical director of the Scripps Medical Rehabilitation Center and Brain Injury Program. Top specialists from across the country spoke about the latest advances and techniques in research and treatment, including Dr. Sanjay Ghosh, neurosurgeon at Scripps La Jolla Trauma Center, who spoke about modern care of severe TBI in intensive care units and trauma centers. With thousands of returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffering from TBI and the publicity surrounding tragedies such as the suicide of former San Diego Charger Junior Seau and the shooting of Giffords, the spotlight is squarely on TBI like never before. “I think that the increased awareness in TBI is extremely important,” Lopatz said. “Raising awareness about traumatic brain injury, especially for prevention of repeated concussions, and now what we’re learning (about) the longterm consequences of that, things that have been suggested to be the issues in some of our football players, these are the kinds of increasing awareness that I think is very positive and may help to save lives down the line.”

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High School Readiness Workshop to be held by RSF Education Foundation and High Bluff Academy • Sign up for event by April 16 A H i g h School Readin e s s Workshop will be held o n Thursday, April 18, from 8:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m. at R. Roger Rowe School-PAC. The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation and High Bluff Academy workshop is titled “Help Your Child to Make the Most of High School and Get the Most Out of College.” The workshop will be presented by Jill Duoto of High Bluff

Academy. This high school readiness workshop will give parents valuable information on how to help their teens create a healthy sense of balance while still maintaining a focus on optimizing the opportunities for college admissions. Parents will learn the secrets (that experienced parents have learned the hard way) to navigating successfully through four years of high school, sports and activities, and applying for college while maintaining your sanity. Some additional highlights of the program will include:

• Essential information that parents need to know about high school • Specific strategies for struggling, average and accelerated learners. • How to design an Academic Course Plan through 12th grade • Importance of Resume and Extracurricular Profile Building • Introduction to the Basics of Colleges Admissions and Tests • Supplemental Academic Programs • Open Forum Q&A This program is geared for middle school parents but all parents are welcome. The fee is $35 per family (a

$200 value) and is 100 percent tax deductible as a donation to the Education Foundation. Space is limited. Sign up by April 16 by calling Allison Oppeltz at 858- 756-1141

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RSF Women’s Fund Grant Awards to reach $2 million milestone Open to philanthropic women residing in Rancho Santa Fe, the RSF Women’s Fund will reach a significant milestone with its impending 2013 Grant Awards, exceeding $2 million in funds given to more than 40 local nonprofit agencies. Here is a small sampling of past RSFWF grants comprising that $2 million and their impact on the recipient organizations, and the community needs they serve, in the San Diego area. • Ace Scholars Services at CSU-San Marcos received $48,600 to launch a “working scholarship” program for former foster youths enabling them to have jobs on campus. All students have continued their academic studies and working on campus supports their continued success. Many of the departments involved have incorporated these jobs into their budgets which permits even more former foster youths to work on campus. As a result of this grant, the university received $250,000 in additional funding from The Shiley Foundation. • Angels Foster Family Network received $40,000 from the RSFWF to fund a marketing and PR campaign aimed at increasing the number of “Angels” certified foster families. As a result of commercials run on TV and radio covered by the grant, Angels was able to certify more than 50 additional

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families. As of June 2012, Angels has placed 550 babies since inception. • A grant was awarded to The Hahn Nursing School at USD in supporting development of an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Psychiatric Nursing Program (Psych APRN) for treatment of military and their families, especially with PTSS and other acute mental illness. This is the only educational program of its kind in the Southern California region. The program has become a model for Psych APRN Programs across the US, especially in the military, and a doctoral track is planned to be integrated into the program by 2015. • Canine Companions received a $20,000 award for their North County Military Veteran’s Initiative. The funds were used for specialized training of a “Facility Dog” at the Wounded Warriors Battalion West to enhance the healing process for veterans who are dealing with a wide range of physical disabilities, such as limb amputation, spinal cord injuries, brain trauma and more. Since November 2004, the RSFWF has served as a means for local women to join together in meaningful, engaging ways to support the unmet needs of North San Diego County. Their well-developed and comprehensive collective grantmaking model has had a significant impact on the greater good of the community. Last fall, the RSFWF Grants Committee began reviewing program considerations from more than 150 San Diego County nonprofit organizations. The committee focused on grant requests in the areas of Social Services and Health & Research. Soon RSF Women’s Fund members will receive their 2013 ballots and begin the annual awards voting process. By mid-May, after months of intense scrutiny, the final recipients of the 2013 collective-giving awards will be determined and the agencies will receive their awards at a special ceremony. For more information, visit womens-fund/ The mission of the Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund is to educate, inspire and increase the number of women committed to philanthropy in order to strengthen the community and impact lives through informed, focused, collective giving.

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Volunteers from the Performing Arts Parents Association (PAPA) are hoping to collect instrument donations from school families and the community to provide needed instruments for the Rancho Santa Fe School Band and Orchestra.

RSF School Spring Instrument Drive runs through April 5 The R. Roger Rowe, Rancho Santa Fe School is conducting a Spring Instrument Drive from April 1-5. Volunteers from the Performing Arts Parents Association (PAPA) are hoping to collect instrument donations from school families and the community to provide needed instruments for the Rancho Santa Fe School Band and Orchestra. The Spring Instrument Drive provides a fabulous opportunity to do your spring cleaning, clean out your closets and garage of unused instruments that are collecting dust and donate them to the Rancho Santa Fe School Band and Orchestra. All instruments are accepted and greatly appreciated. Instruments can be dropped off at the Administration Office of the Rancho Santa Fe School, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, now through April 5. R. Roger Rowe, Rancho Santa Fe School, is located at 5927 La Granada Ave., Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. Or call Maria Delgado to schedule another time for drop off or pick up of your instrument at 619-977-7168.

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Rancho Santa Fe Attack Girls celebrate last tournament together with a big win The Rancho Santa Fe Attack Girls U18 White team captured the First Division trophy at the Las Vegas Premier Invitational soccer tournament held on March 22-24. Allowing only one goal the entire tournament, they tied Hemet and then beat teams from Nevada, Utah, and San Bernardino. The tightly bonded team has played together under Coach Nate Hetherington for five years, and this tournament will be the last time the team competes together as the players now prepare to graduate and go off to college. The tournament trophy marks a sweet end to a string of highly successful soccer seasons, but also celebrates the warm and wonderful friendships among its players and coach.

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Azim Khamisa shares inspirational story at RSF Democratic Club meeting BY JOE TASH Eighteen years ago, Azim Khamisa’s only son, Tariq, was shot to death by a 14-year-old gang member during an attempted robbery in a San Diego neighborhood. Tariq, 20, was a college journalism student moonlighting as a pizza deliveryman. His killer, Tony Hicks, was later tried as an adult and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Khamisa, a La Jolla resident, reached out to the killer’s grandfather and legal guardian, Plez Felix, and asked him to help with a newly adopted cause — ending youth violence. The pair forged what has become a lifelong bond as they’ve taken their message of nonviolence, compassion and forgiveness to tens of thousands of middle schoolers in San Diego and beyond. Khamisa, featured speaker at the March 28 meeting of the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club, held at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, lives by the philosophy he espouses. Five years after his son’s death, Khamisa visited Tony Hicks in prison, where he forgave the youth for his crime. Since then, he has lobbied for Hicks’ early release from prison (Hicks, now 32, is eligible for release in 2027), has offered him a job when he gets out, and corresponds regularly with his son’s killer. Hicks has shown remorse for what he did, and has used his time in prison to earn his high school diploma and take college courses, and even write poetry, Khamisa said. Forgiveness, Khamisa said, is a “selfish act,” because without it, he would have remained a victim throughout his life and been unable to live a happy, productive life. “You cannot destroy

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darkness with darkness… you cannot destroy hate with hate, only love can do that. You can’t destroy violence with violence, you need non-violence,” he said. “Violence is always the wrong response, it always makes things worse, not better.” Nine months after his son’s death, Khamisa founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation, a nonprofit group dedicated to ending youth violence. Targeting middle school youth, the program includes school assemblies and non-violence curriculum, in which former gang members are often featured to help dissuade children from joining gangs. The program also provides youth mentoring and organizes community service projects. Khamisa said the program has shown results in the schools where it has been implemented, from reducing the presences of gangs to lower suspension and expulsion rates and higher academic achievement. With more resources, he said, the program could be replicated in schools across the country, he said. Children see the pain of violence and loss etched on the faces of Khamisa and Felix, which they don’t get from violent video games or movies, Khamisa said. “This is real. It puts a face on violence,” he said. The foundation has also created videos which can be shown to schoolchildren when the two men are not available for a personal appearance. In an interview before his talk, Khamisa addressed the debate over gun violence — and how to reduce it — that has emerged in the wake of December’s deadly school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Khamisa stressed that he was speaking as a U.S. citizen and victim of violence, not as a representative of the foundation, which does not take political stands. He said cheap handguns, known as midnight or Saturday night specials, should be banned along with machine guns and assault weapons. While he supports the right of people to hunt, he said, he would prefer that the rifles be kept at hunting clubs, which is the practice in Europe. He also advocated for extensive background checks and registration of all handguns, the way cars are registered at the DMV. Handguns, he said, “should be under lock and key, not

loaded handguns on nightstands and coffee tables,” he said. Khamisa’s talk was part of the regular monthly program of the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club, which was formed in 2007 in the run-up to President Barack Obama’s first campaign. At the time, residents of the conservative enclave of Rancho Santa Fe were reluctant to admit they were Democrats, said club president Michael Gelfand. Since then, the club has become much more active, supporting candidates at the national, state and local levels, such as newly elected county supervisor Dave Roberts, the first Democrat to sit on the board in nearly 20 years. Local Democrats are now willing to put bumper stickers on their cars and plant yard signs for their candidates, Gelfand said. “They’ve come out of the closet,” he joked. “They’re admitting they’re Democrats and proud of it.” Khamisa has received over 65 humanitarian awards from people and organizations as diverse as the Dalai Llama, the White House, the Children’s Defense Fund, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Child Safety Network. Khamisa was recently appointed as President of the Child Safety Network in CSN’s continuing mission to make America a safer place for children. He is also the founder and National Director of the Constant and Never Ending Improvement program. In June 2004, Khamisa participated in the Synthesis Dialogues, with His Holiness the Dalai Llama, held at the Pope’s summer residence in Castelgandolfo, Italy. Azim’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, People Magazine, U.S.A. Today, Oprah Magazine, NBC’s Today Show, Nightly News, CBS’s Early Morning Show and KPBS’s Fresh Air.

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Local mother and daughter making great strides for FARE Walk for Food Allergy BY KAREN BILLING For the last two years, 6-year-old Charlotte Bailey has been the top fundraiser for the San Diego Walk for Food Allergy. In two years, Charlotte, who is allergic to peanuts, pecans and coconut, has raised $7,550 and has already raised $5,800 for this year’s walk. The Baileys have been so involved with the walk that the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) organization asked Charlotte’s mom Michelle to chair this year’s event. She was more than willing to take the lead. “I was really flattered and honored to chair the event in support of Charlotte but also to help reach out to the community and spread the word to make the walk even more successful,� Bailey said. The walk will be held Saturday, June 29, at NTC Park at Liberty Station. Registration is free and individuals and teams can set their own fundraising goal. This year’s walk is different as it supports FARE, a new group representing a merger between the two leading food allergy organizations, Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and the Food Allergy Initiative. “My biggest hope is that this reaches somebody who was maybe in my position, just finding out their child has food allergies and asking ‘How can I get involved? How can I help?’ Getting involved was one of the best things I could’ve done,� Bailey said. Charlotte was 2 years old when they discovered her allergies. As a baby she would react to eating eggs so the doctor advised them to be careful when they first tried to feed her peanut butter. Sure enough, a dab of peanut butter on the side of her lip triggered reaction and they took her through a complete allergy test. Charlotte will be 7 in July and as she’s gotten older there are new challenges. Michelle has to put her trust in other people, that they understand what Charlotte faces and she also has to put trust in her young daughter to be responsible. “I have to trust that we’ve prepared her to do the right things and make the right decisions,� Bailey said. Charlotte knows that if there’s no label, she can’t eat it. “We’re very honest with her, we don’t sugar-coat anything,� Bailey said. “She needs to take it seriously. We’ve met children who are bullied because of their food allergies so it’s important to us that she’s not afraid to stand up and speak for herself and not be embarrassed. She’s a trooper.� The Baileys have taught Charlotte that she needs to be her own advocate. They have to always be aware because her allergens can pop up in unexpected places — especially as coconut is especially popular these days with coconut oil

Charlotte and Michelle Bailey hope people will join them at the FARE Walk for Food Allergy. Courtesy photo and coconut water. At a recent breakfast outing, Charlotte asked about one menu item that turned out to be cooked in coconut oil. They also have to be careful at places that serve smoothies because coconut water is used in some of the smoothies. “It can be extremely overwhelming,� Bailey said of looking out for hidden allergens. “It’s something you can manage if you have the right information.� She welcomes talking with other parents, sharing her stories and fears about what they can do and how to make sure their children are safe. The more Bailey has gotten involved, the more she realizes just how many children suffer from food allergies—one in every 13 in the U.S. or about two in every classroom. “It’s severe, urgent and people need to be aware. I don’t think a lot of people understand the severity of food allergies. It’s helpful to raise awareness,� Bailey said. Just in March, a 19-year-old in Georgia who was allergic to peanuts died after eating a cookie that contained peanut oil. His friend gave it to him and swore it didn’t have peanuts. Also in March, a 7-year-old in Virginia died after having a reaction at her school and the school was unprepared to handle the reaction. “The key is prevention,� Bailey said, stressing how much FARE works to get information out, provide options

and ensure people and places know how to help in the event of an emergency, because reactions are quick and can be life-threatening. The organization works with a variety of organizations, from hotels to restaurants to theme parks. Locally, FARE has put its resources toward a successful effort at SeaWorld. Not only does the park now offer gluten-free and allergen-friendly Shamu-shaped chocolate bars, FARE also sponsored employee training so they know how to handle guests with allergen needs. FARE also provides community grants and raises funds and awareness through 67 walks across the country. A patient education conference is held every year to learn of new advances and cutting-edge technology, some of it happening right here in San Diego. A new peanut allergy patch is currently being researched at Rady Children’s Hospital. The patch aims to increase tolerance in patients by exposing them to small amounts of the allergens to help prevent it from being a life-threatening reaction. “It’s really exciting, compared to when I first started, I feel like research has already come really far,� Bailey said. To learn more or register for the walk, visit

New discussion meetings with RSF School board members to be made available to parents BY KAREN BILLING Per a proposal by board member Todd Buchner, the school board members will make themselves available to the public for quarterly “coffee� meetings. The plan is to hold at least one before the end of the school year. “The general idea is not to be in a public forum,� Buchner said. “It’s really just another vehicle to communicate with the board members about ideas around the school.� The meetings would be with just two board members (any more than two would be a violation of the Brown Act) and would be held potentially on a Wednesday around 10 a.m. The board members in attendance would rotate. Board members Tyler Seltzer and Todd Frank had some concerns about people using what board members said as a commitment or endorsement of a proposed idea or feedback. Seltzer said the meetings would be more of a “listening tour� as the board members would be somewhat limited in what they could say. Superintendent Lindy Delaney said they would schedule a date for the first meeting and it would be included in an upcoming school newsletter.

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Upcoming FACE Foundation fundraiser targets pet ‘economic euthanasia’ BY KELLEY CARLSON Bags & Baubles is back. For the third consecutive year, the Foundation for Animal Care and Education — also known as FACE – will hold its increasingly popular silent-auction fundraiser to assist family pets in need of critical or emergency care. The event is slated for April 28, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Casa de Cinira, the Rancho Santa Fe home of FACE President Cini Robb. Designer handbags and jewelry will be up for bid, as well as items from the new “Men’s Section,” including ties, belts and wallets. Bags on the block will be in varying styles, colors and sizes – including some that are leatherfree — with price ranges that fit nearly everyone’s pocketbook. Some of the designers of these new and “gently loved” items include Banana Republic, Big Buddha, Christian Dior, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Gucci and Balenciaga. Bidding starts at 10 percent to 15 percent of retail value. Among the donated baubles guests can compete for are an 18K White Gold Diamond Handbag Pendant and Chain, a Tiffany Somerset ring, and Judith Ripka

necklaces and rings. The auction items can be previewed on the Bags & Baubles Facebook page, www.face4pets. org, or, so people can decide what they want to bid on ahead of time. There are currently more than 300 handbags available, but the number may grow as FACE is accepting donations up through the event. As for the auction itself, it’s likely to be lively. “The ladies get very enthusiastic about it; they have fun with the bidding wars,” Executive Director Stacy Steel said. Along with the auction, there will be a raffle of high-end items such as a brand-new Louis Vuitton handbag, jewelry, and spa and skin care-type items. Tickets are three for $25 or 15 for $100, and guests will receive a complimentary ticket if they purchase them ahead of time. While browsing, bidding and socializing, people will be able to nosh on appetizers and sip on wines. And once again, Lulu the dachshund — a FACE success story who suffered from disc herniation — will make an appearance and have several clothing chang-

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es. “It will be a beautiful day,” Steel predicted. In 2012, about 300 people attended Bags & Baubles — which is FACE’s biggest annual fundraiser — and this year, a crowd of about 400 is expected, she said. Steel also noted that 100 percent of this year’s proceeds will go to FACE. The nonprofit, headquartered in Sorrento Valley, was established in 2006 by a group of veterinarians who were distraught over the rise of “economic euthanasia,” in which pets are left to suffer or are euthanized when their owners can’t afford the cost of treatment. The organization provides part and full financial assistance. To request help, pet owners can call FACE at (858) 450-3223,

and fill out a one-page application that can be obtained through the organization’s Web site, FACE will then obtain paperwork from the veterinarian and request proof of financial hardship from the owner. According to Steel, turnaround can be as short as one hour, and normally occurs within 24 hours, depending on the nature of the emergency. The organization works with 80 hospitals in the area, and veterinarians working with FACE will discount their fees by 25 percent. To date, about 675 animals have been assisted by FACE. One recent case involves Malakai, a 5-year-old German shepherd mix. He was standing on furniture in front of a second-story apartment window, slipped and fell through the screen to the ground, and fractured both of his front legs. Malakai’s left foreleg required two pins; his right foreleg needed a steel plate and 12 pins, and his bone was fused to his ankle. His owner, Lara — a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps and a full-time college student with limited income — had to carry her large pet up and down the stairs at her apartment complex while he recovered. With financial aid from FACE, Lara was able to afford the care for her dog, which the nonprofit’s staff affectionately nicknamed “the gentle giant.”


Since it issued its first grant in August 2007, FACE has contributed about $1 million in assistance, and funding is primarily provided by individual pet owners, with additional contributions from hospital partnerships. Special fundraising events are held throughout the year, such as Bags & Baubles. Last year, Bags & Baubles raised $130,000, and the goal for the 2013 event is $150,000, Steel said. Sponsorships are still needed, and they are tax-deductible. Admission to the event is free, but an RSVP is required. The location’s address is provided in a confirmation e-mail. Register at or www., or call Brooke Haggerty at (858) 450-3223.

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Auto show to rev folks’ engines with luxury rides, art, music, retro cocktails BY PAT SHERMAN Luxury and classic automobile enthusiasts from San Diego and around the globe are headed to the Village for the La Jolla Historical Society’s ninth annual Concours D’Elegance auto show and related events, April 5-7. Event chair Michael Dorvillier said organizers hope this year’s event will not only highlight world-class cars, but offer guests a world-class experience, beginning with Rolls-Royce’s Contemporary Classics Cocktail party, 7 to 10 p.m. at the new Amaya La Jolla restaurant on Prospect Street. The event promises a modern and unique twist on the retro cocktail soiree, including a violin-playing DJ. The weekend continues Saturday morning with a motor tour covering 60-70 scenic miles of San Diego coast and countryside. The journey begins with breakfast at the San Diego Automotive museum, with stops for private tours at two private car museums, including Chuck Spielman’s Only Yesterday Classic Autos museum in Sorrento Valley. Saturday night there will be a VIP reception and Silent auction in Ellen Browning Scripps Park, with food and drinks from some of La Jolla’s finest restaurants, in connection with a free

Road closures From 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 7, the following roads will be closed: • Coast Boulevard adjacent Scripps Park (with limited access for residential, business and hotel traffic). • Prospect Street (Herschel to Girard) • Girard Avenue (partial closure Prospect to Wall streets) screening of the family-friendly film, “Cars,” also in the park. Sunday’s Concours D’Elegance show — the main event in Ellen Browning Scripps Park — will feature some 60 restored classic autos, or those produced between 1926 to 1948. “This year our theme is honoring the classics … Duesenbergs to Rolls-Royces to Hispano-Suizas, Bentleys, Aston Martins, Packards and Cadillacs,” Dorvillier said. Just outside the park, the streets of La Jolla will be lined with newer, sporty automobiles from the 1950s-’60s for the Motor Car Classic, which is free for public perusing. Judging is from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, with awards handed out at 2 p.m. First- and second-place prizes will be presented in each

class, as well as two ‘Best of Show’ awards, to autos produced before and after World War II. Also new this year will be an area for automotive artwork, featuring artists who have exhibited their work at the Pebble Beach Concours event. In addition, there will be live music on Sunday from the Malamaña’s Trio (Latin, Flamenco), Dave Patrone (jazz vocals), King Legend (rock ‘n’ roll) and the Jazz Pigs (guitar, vibraphone). This year’s event will also feature displays from San Diego Automotive Museum, Peterson Museum, Blackhawk Museum and Mullin Automotive Museum. The La Jolla Historical Society is the primary beneficiary of the event. Last year’s Concours raised $56,000 for the society, said its executive director, Heath Fox. “It’s a great thing for the historical society to sponsor for this community,” Fox said. “We’ve estimated that about 1,000 hotel rooms are going to be booked up for people coming to this event. So it’s good for the businesses in the community, and it’s good for the image of the community. It’s a very prestigious event that’s growing in prestige. It’s ranked right up there with Pebble Beach and Amelia Island.”


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‘California Day’ at Solana Santa Fe Students at Solana Santa Fe learned about early California and the Gold Rush during the elementary school’s “California Day.” Based on their social studies curriculum, fourth grade students spent the day participating in activities such as panning for “gold,” making tortillas, sewing and Chinese calligraphy. They also performed a play titled “Go West.” Photos/Stacey Phillips

After panning for “gold,” Dane Caton, Vinay Agarwal, LeRoi Glover and Drew Kessler

Carly Barry and Morgan Thompson practiced writing Chinese calligraphy.

Fourth grade teachers Monica Rainville and Cara Spitzmiller planned California Day activities for their students.

Parent volunteers Marla Bertsch, Cheryl Siry, Terrie Whitmer, Spring Glover and Shirin Raiszadeh taught students how to sew burlap bags.

Emma Van Vooren, Melanie Molina-Lopez and Ava Wilson sewed burlap bags.

Parent volunteer Karin Carey taught Sarah Ortel, Hailey Dowden and Alissa Katouzian how miners panned for gold.

Elle Nordstrom, Ali Youel, Cooper Mortimer, Morgan Schreiber and Kamila Fuentes ate tortillas and chips generously donated by Sari Hank’s family for all Solana Santa Fe students to enjoy during California Day.

Nora Balikian and Amelia Bolaris panned for “gold.”

Eric Greenbaum learned how to make a copper frame from parent volunteer Ruth Huish.

Will Finlay, Gui Saldivar and Griffin Goldberg learned about Chinese calligraphy.

Jackson Van Vooren, Paige Younkin and Nick Parise made copper frames with the help of parent volunteer Kathy Nordstrom.

Parent volunteers Georgia Goldberg and Sari Hank taught students how to make tortillas.

Jack Phillips, Alexander Balikian, Harrison Borts and Andrew Vierling learned card games the miners used to play when they weren’t panning for gold.

Karen and Grace Creelman ate chocolate coins and popcorn after playing cards in the Solana Santa Fe “saloon.”

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Global charity efforts come full circle at Santa Fe Christian Students assemble 400 Easter baskets to deliver to youth in City Heights BY CLAIRE HARLIN Earlier this year, the third grade class at Santa Fe Christian Schools helped their upperclassmen by gathering shoes and other necessities for the high schoolers to take to a Russian orphanage in February — one of a dozen worldwide mission trips the Solana Beach private school conducts each year. And on March 28, those third graders got a chance to steer their own charity project by assembling 400 Easter baskets to deliver to kids in San Diego’s City Heights as part of a Bridge of Hope project. They utilized the help of four upperclassmen who had delivered the donations to the Russian orphanage, as well as seven visiting Russian students who had also assisted on the Russian orphanage project. The partnership between the lower and upper classes is part of a new effort implemented by the school this year to let the younger students learn the meaning of charity while also getting to be a part of the older students’ mission trips to places such as Thailand, India, France, Uganda

and Rwanda, just to name a few. Previously, the upperclassmen prepared on their own, however, lower school principal Hannah Park said the new model lets the younger kids “live vicariously through the upper school students, while also helping them in whatever way they need for their trip.” The Easter basket project isn’t a new endeavor for Santa Fe Christian, said parent volunteer Melissa Drake, who steers the effort in partnership with Bridge of Hope, a nonprofit that helps those in need by supplying necessities in times of transition. As a Bridge of Hope volunteer, Drake got the idea to employ the help of the school’s third-graders about four years ago, and the project has since grown to involve the entire lower class. “It went so well I asked the principal to open it up to the whole school,” said Drake. The baskets were filled with daily necessities, toys and candy brought to school in a collaborative effort by the students, and they were delivered on

March 30 to a park in City Heights by Bridge of Hope volunteers. Bridge of Hope has for years been helping people, from refugees to single moms to the elderly, fill their homes with furniture or closets with clothing — or assist in other specific needs. Park said the Easter project is only one of many charity efforts the school conducts every year, including a large Thanksgiving project in which the entire school community raises money for and packages more than 60,000 meals to be delivered during the holidays. Kayla Stults, a freshman who went with “Team Russia” on the mission trip in February, said she had wanted to go for years and was happy to “jump in with two feet” to learn the culture while helping kids in need. She said it was exciting to work again with the Russian students who also participated in the mission. The timing of their recent visit aligned perfectly with the charity efforts of the lower class. “I like that we are doing our part to make their

Easter as good as an experience as possible,” Stults said. Park said her own daughter, a sophomore at Santa Fe Christian, recently left for a mission trip to France, another of the school’s global partnerships. She stressed that the school strongly enforces the notion of “helping outside ourselves,” and the Easter basket collaboration was a perfect example of that. “For our students to go all the way to Russia to do service, and then for the students from Russia to visit us and get to do this for our neighbors in City Heights, it worked out perfectly to make it a mission trip for them as well,” said Parks. “And it’s important for students in affluent areas to understand that you don’t have to go outside the country to find others who need help.” For more information on Bridge of Hope, visit, and for local volunteer opportunities email Drake at melissadrake228@gmail. com. For more information about Santa Fe Christian, visit

Santa Fe Christian students and visiting Russian students prepare Easter baskets for kids in City Heights.

Rancho Santa Fe Home Sales Hit Highest level since 2005 In a recent interview, Mike Taylor, principal of the national award-winning Prudential California Realty Team, The Michael Taylor Group, discussed in detail the performance of our local Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Market and expressed his enthusiasm and optimism for the future direction of the market. Rising Sales: There were 261 home sales in Rancho Santa Fe in 2012, the highest number of sales since 2005 when we had 286. This compares to the recessionary low in 2009, when only 148 homes sold and compares to 214 sales in 2011. We are certainly inching closer to our high water mark of 352 sales in 2004. This accelerated pace is a welcome sign that the market is stabilizing and the buyer’s fear that prices Michael Taylor will continue to fall is all but disappearing. Inventory levels, while still higher over the 3 million dollar threshold are starting to fall for the first time in many years. Another positive sign pointing to overall confidence in the market is the number of buyers willing to spend over 3 million dollars to buy their dream home. Of the 261 sales 61 were over 3 million dollars, the highest number since 2008, and of those 61, 16 were over 5 million dollars an increase of 100% over the previous year (2011) in which we only had 8 sales above that price. We are also seeing Jumbo lenders returning to reasonable underwriting practices and interest rates remain at historic low levels. This is arguably the best selling and buying environment we have had for many years. Inventory Levels: Inventory levels across San Diego County have fallen to near record lows. While our Rancho Santa Fe inventory levels remain higher than the surrounding communities of Del Mar, Carmel Valley and Encinitas, we are definitely heading in the right direction. As of the date of this article, there are 186 active listings in Rancho Santa Fe, this compares to 337 homes in August of 2010. The inventory levels for homes priced below 3 million dollars has fallen to just a 5 month supply and inventory

levels over 3 million dollars has fallen to a 20 month supply, down from its peak of a 42 month supply. Should we be blessed in staying on pace with the 2012 sales levels, our inventory levels will continue to fall, providing even greater stabilization to our market. Pricing: In my opinion prices have finally stabilized, and should no longer continue to fall. In those adjacent communities will historic low inventory levels, some sellers are responding to multiple offers, and the medium prices are starting to rise. With the supply /demand ratios now favoring the Sellers within those communities, they are able to sell at prices in some cases above their asking prices. Our inventory levels in Rancho Santa Fe, while lower, than they have been in years, are not yet low enough to create an “auction environment” which is the precursor to rising prices. We are however definitely moving in the right direction. Sellers can take comfort in the fact that it is easier now to identify the likely sales price of their home, and in the lower price points with shrinking inventory levels, it may be a good time to push the pricing envelope. What lies ahead: I am very excited and optimistic about the direction of our market. With interest rates remaining at an all-time low, shrinking inventory and growing consumer confidence, we are most likely entering an era of healthy, yet modest real estate price appreciation. 2013 will most likely be a market that sees about the same number of sales as 2012. However, as new construction starts continue to increase, and home equities begin to grow, homeowners will, once again, look to “move up”, creating a steady increase in the number of sales in the marketplace. This increase in the number of sales is good for all construction and home ownership related industries. Additional Information: Should you wish more information on the state of the Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Market, how to best position your home to sell in today’s market, and/or determine the most likely sales price your home could receive, call Mike Taylor at (858) 756-5120, or e-mail Mike at

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Tee It Up For Foster Teens event benefits the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy Charger Quentin Jammer is a hero to many, but for the foster teens who live and attend school at San Pasqual Academy, he has been their friend, mentor, confidant and dedicated supporter for many years. There are no media present when he has done so many things on a personal level for these foster students. He has put on yearly Thanksgiving dinners, attended their sports banquets, helped build a football field at San Pasqual Academy, provided tickets to the foster teens to attend the Chargers’ home games, and even given the foster teens his cell phone number. He listens to them, makes them feel important and cares about them. He does not do these things for publicity: he does it because he genuinely cares about these kids and does these things out of love. He changes many lives. The kids know this and realize what a wonderful gift this is and appreciate all he does for them. Quentin Jammer is the Honorary Chairperson for the ninth annual “Tee It Up For Foster Teens” golf tournament, auction and dinner that will be held at the Santaluz Club on April 22. Proceeds of this event will go towards computers, college scholarships, holiday parties, birthday parties, an agricultural program, athletic, academic, music and art programs, graduation and graduation festivities, a prom, clothing, school supplies and more. Friends of San Pasqual Academy is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization that has been supporting the foster teens of San Pasqual Acade-

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Dolce Pane e Vino to hold Buster’s Memorial Car Show in Rancho Santa Fe • 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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NCL Senior Recognition Evening Congratulatory smiles and hugs overflowed as the 16 girls who comprise the 2013 Senior Class of the National Charity League’s San Diego del Norte Chapter were recognized for six years of philanthropy service during the Senior Recognition ceremony March 30 at the La Costa Resort and Spa. The evening, emceed by popular local personality Andrea Naversen, included a runway presentation of each Ticktocker, as they are known, in formal white gowns, beautifully set dinner tables and florals, a sentimental Father-Daughter dance, special recognition of the Senior Mothers and a Senior Service Award given to senior Gabrielle Rios for volunteering the most hours over the six years. After the ceremony and dinner, a high energy dance party complete with a “candy bar” and DJ was held for friends and family in the ballroom. In addition to many other volunteer activities, the senior girls worked hard together on their Senior Project, completely repainting and furnishing several residential rooms at the Family Resource Center in Oceanside, which houses women transitioning back into society and which encourages the strength of family unity. As these Seniors go on to college they take with them a deep sense of community service, leadership skills and cultural experiences so that they can make a greater impact on our society in the future. The local chapter, whose mission is mothers and daughters serving the community together, was founded 22 years ago and includes members primarily from Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar/Carmel Valley and Solana Beach. The girls become Ticktockers in 7th grade and each year they volunteer service hours at a variety of organizations through the county including Camp Pendleton, Blind Community Center, Case de Amparo, San Pasqual Academy, Helen Woodward Animal Center and many more. Photos/McKenzie Images

Sally, Grace and Jeff Busby

Fathers and daughters on the dance floor

Michelle, Andrea, Chessa and Michael Coad

Alexandra Alllman gets a final touchup from hair and makeup artists Danielle and Melissa.

Ticktocker Class President Amanda Cowles addresses the guests.

Front row, from left: Natalie Wynne, Chessa Coad, Kendall Kaestner; middle row: Tori Casella, Alexandra Johnson, Taryn Harris, Savannah Okey, Krissy Witous, Amanda Cowles; back row: back row, from left: Grace Busby, Lauren Miller, Cathy Haynor, Tara Flyckt, Alexandra Allman, Gabrielle Rios, Brooke Billmeyer

Taryn Harris, Kendall Kaestner, Natalie Wynne, Tara Flyckt

Pete, Alexandra and Wendy Johnson

Frank, Tori and Lisa Casella

Cathie Haynor, Krissy Witous, Lauren Miller

Kent Wyatt, Amanda Cowles, Lisa Cowles, Lisa Wyatt

Amy, Natalie and Howell Wynne

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Forum on ‘Adolescent Subcultures And Trends – What Parents Need To Know’ to be held 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). The “Adolescent Subcultures and Current Drug Trends” presentation is one of the most sought after presentations from Orange County covering the most up-to-date trends involving teens. This program has been presented across the country at conferences, law enforcement agencies, health care professionals, non-profit groups and parents. The presentation comes with a “road show” that contains drugs, paraphernalia, weapons, storage containers and other miscellaneous items that have been confiscated from students at local high schools. 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

Spotlight on California: Assemblyman Brian Maienschein to speak at RSF Republican Women meeting April 5 Get an update on the latest happenings in Sacramento. Join the RSF Republican Women, Fed. on Friday, April 5, at noon at the Rancho Santa Golf Club (5827 Via de la Cumbre). Guest speaker will be Assemblyman Brian Maienschein. In November of 2012, Maienschein was elected as the Assemblyman for the 77th District, winning with a record number of votes in the district. Prior to being elected as an Assemblyman, Maienschein was selected as San Diego’s first Commissioner on Homelessness. The program he created received a Golden Watchdog award from the San Diego County Taxpayers Association for its success in reducing homelessness and savings millions of dollars in taxpayer money. Maienschein understands the impact of taxes and regulations on growing businesses and the importance of these businesses to the future health of San Diego’s economy. Cost is $35 per person. Make check payable to RSFRWF. Please RSVP to Jody: Lilyjo33@, 858-756-1906. After informing Jody, if you have not already sent in your check, please then pay at the door.

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Making way for high school in the Ranch! Take a drive down El Apajo Road and you will notice big changes taking place on the campus of Horizon Prep. “We have been relocating the green cottages to make way for Phase II of our building project approved in 2009,” says Horizon Prep Head of Schools Dr. Ken Kush, “It is exciting to see the physical growth of the campus catching up with the strong foundation of Christ-centered, classicallybased, academic excellence of the past 10 years.” The heart of Horizon Prep is all about service. “The ‘little green cottages’ on the Horizon Prep K-8th grade campus have served us well,” Kush said, “and now they will be serving others!” They will be relocated for use in places such as: •Oasis, Calif., where a church for migrant workers has been meeting outside under a carport. Now they will have a building with air conditioning and heat. •Mecca, Calif., for a biweekly Kid’s Ministry for 100 kids. The program includes transportation, worship, games, Bible time and

Horizon Prep green cottages moving to make way for Phase II of construction and the first-ever high school in Rancho Santa Fe. snacks. •Thermal, Calif., for a soccer and youth ministry. There are 120 youth from eight different churches participating. They’ll meet in the cottage for Bible study and prayer before games. •La Jolla YMCA preschool classes. “We are thrilled about what God is doing here at Horizon Prep,” Kush said, “expanding our secondary program to include high school means that, for the first time ever, families can choose a high school offering academic excellence right here in the Ranch!” Horizon Prep is a Christ-centered, classically based school and serves 536 students preschool - 8th grade (expanding secondary by launching 9th and 10th grade in 2013, adding a grade per year through 12th grade). Horizon Prep is in the “Top Tier” nationwide on standardized test scores and is fully accredited with WASC and ACSI. Visit

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RSF Community Center Spring Luncheon The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center held its annual Spring Luncheon titled “Over the Top Tables” on March 28 at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe. Guests created unique tabletop designs and wore outfits that complemented the design’s theme. The event also featured guest speaker and celebrity chef Brian Malarkey. PHOTOS/JON CLARK

Violetta Sansone, Marina Minasian, Christine Cole, Julie Candler, Steph Walker, Tracey McCotter

Bridget Heymich, Ann-Catherine Howard, Joan Kaestner, Linda Howard

Pamela Meistrell, Pat Merino “Lunch at Tiffany’s”: Front: Maria Delgado, Charo Guerra, Ester Rodriguez; Back: Robin Ross, Patti Elkus, Evva Fennsion, Kimberly Hunt, Lena Evans, Andrea Naversen, Susie Westphal, Lisa Fisher

Christine Cole, Sunshine Dado, with Bunsy

Meredith Garner, Koki Reasons, Genta Luddy, Diana Kupiec

Julie Bryant, Brenda Bryant

Lynda Kerr, Jan Westerlund

Christina Johnson, Liz Seltzer, Linda Durket, Rachel Douglass, Molly Wohlford, Lauren Chocholek, Cindy Moran, Laura Shugert, Sue Schilling

Nora Balikian, Lila Jarvis, Darci Alvarez

Steph Walker, Bunsy, Kim Schneider Kathi Mallick, Sandy Morgan

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Lynda Kerr, Gayle Glass, Joanne Laverson, Valerie Cooper, May Zawaideh

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Diana Shapiro, Tammy Ezzet

Sue Schilling, Rachel Douglass, Laura Shugert, Patti Andre, Allison Williams

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RSF Garden Club to hold Village Tag Sale Back by popular demand, the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club will host its third annual tag sale April 27-28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the clubhouse, located at 17025 Avenida de Acacias. It is time for spring cleaning and the Garden Club will help with that formidable task. This is an annual fundraiser for the RSF Garden Club and admittance is free. Spaces for sellers are sold out for this year’s tag sale inside the club but a few spaces still remain available to rent in the garden. To reserve a space in the gazebo or garden, contact Maria Murphy at or (858) 832-1209. More information can be found about this and other Garden Club events at

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 non-scholars.” 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 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.

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

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

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: Thursday, April 4 @ 3:30 p.m. - Recycled Craft National Library Week (15th-20th) - Complete the Library Scavenger Hunt to earn a free Kids Meal from Chick-fil-A and a bookmark!

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RSF Community Center to hold a variety of spring events Spring Break Camps April 8-12 Spring Break is fast approaching and we will be offering some great camps April 8-12 right here at the Community Center. Our in-house Camp Rancho will include a variety of games, crafts and sports activities for your children to enjoy. We will also offer a Multi-sport Camp run by Coach Mike Rausa and his One on One staff will include basketball, soccer, dodgeball and ultimate roundball. The camps will run in two sessions (9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12-3 p.m.), the price for each session is $30 per child. Extended care is available from 8-9 a.m. and 3-5 p.m. for $10/hour per child. For more information, please give us a call at 858-7562461. 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 afterschool 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 858-7562461. For safety reasons, children must be supervised by a parent to attend. Session 4 Classes Begin April 22 Coming soon- be on the lookout for our Session 4 class schedule. We are offering some exciting new classes so don’t miss out! New classes include: Clowning for Fun, 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 858-7562461. 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 858-7562461 to register or for more details. Rancho Santa Fe Sundowner Social Wednesday, April 24, from 5:30 - 7:30

p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. Cost is $25 for Community Center members, $35 for non-members. Enjoy an evening of socializing with local residents and businesses. Interested in promoting your business? A limited number of vendor tables are available. Admission includes appetizers and a drink ticket. Cash bar available. For more information or to register, please give us a call at 858-756-2461. Join us for our New Adult Lecture Series We will be having three upcoming lectures here at the Community Center. Join us on April 4 from 6 – 7 p.m. when

local psychologist Diana Weiss-Wisdom Ph.D. talks about the new science of love and what it says about how to create and maintain lasting love relationships for a lifetime. Whether you are looking to spend a meaningful hour with your partner fine-tuning your relationship, or wanting to know what to look for in your next love relationship, this talk has something to offer you. On May 2 and June 6, from 6 – 7 p.m. Wisdom will also talk about the best ways to navigate the stepfamily experience and how to avoid the pitfalls. Cost is free for Community Center members and $10 for nonmembers for each lecture. Please RSVP for our April 4 lecture by emailing, or calling 858-756-2461.

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35th Annual Cultural Celebration Enjoy international cuisine, a children’s village, live entertainment and more.


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Letters to the Editor/Opinion

Benjamin Carson, MD to speak in RSF on May 8

Time is short to lock ships are awarded to students nationwide in Dr. Ben Carson in with his grades 4-11 who exemplify academic excelagency. We realize this is lence and humanitarian qualities. Over 5,000 short notice, but by no scholarships have been awarded in the past 19 later than Saturday, years! April 6, we would be An ad hoc group of conservatives, ingrateful for your financial cluding The Tri-City Tea Party and some doccommitment to guarantors, are inviting him here for the express purtee this wonderful opporpose that he is an articulate pro-American tunity through The Wash- Dr. Benjamin speaker who needs to be heard in-person by ington Speakers Bureau. as many as possible. It is quite likely that he Dr. Ben Carson is a Carson will run for the U.S. presidency. neurosurgeon, motivationFrom 5 to 7 p.m., on Wednesday, May 8, al speaker, philanthropist, and author. He is Dr. Ben Carson will speak to interested Repubthe man who spoke on Feb. 8 at the National licans and Patriots at Morgan Run Club & RePrayer Breakfast and at CPAC recently. At sort, 5690 Cancha de Golf, Rancho Santa Fe. that breakfast Dr. Carson said, “All we need to Your offer to assist with this special do is remember what our real responsibilities endeavor would be most appreciated. Please are so that we can solve the problems. I think consider being a co-chair with private recepabout these problems all the time, and my tion with Dr. Carson for $2,500-plus; on the role model [is] Jesus.” Host Committee for $1,000-plus; General ReAdditionally, Carson stated, “We have ception, $500, $250 or $125 per person. dumbed things down… and the reason that is To guarantee this wonderful opportuso dangerous is that because the people who nity, your check must be received no later founded this nation said that our system of than Saturday, April 6. Please make checks government was designed for a well-informed payable to “The Tri-City Tea Party” and send and educated populace, and when they be- to c/o Nick Dieterich, Post Office Box 2590, come less informed, they become vulnerable. Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. Thank you. Think about that… And that’s why education Questions, contact Nick at 858-756-4501 or is so vitally important.” In 1994 Dr. and Mrs. Carson started The Nick Dieterich Carson Scholars Fund, Inc. These scholarLETTERS POLICY: Topical letters to the editor are encouraged. Submissions should include a full name, address, e-mail address (if available) and a telephone number for verification purposes. We do not publish anonymous letters and there are length limits. E-mailed submissions are preferred to Letters may be edited. The letters/columns published are the author’s opinion only and do not reflect the opinion of this newspaper.

UPGRADES “It’s a pretty in-depth discussion, but I think we should begin it,” Seltzer said. The district currently has $1,686,751 in state funding that can be used on capital improvement projects. The district has used money from the state on technology purchases, the turf field project and would look to tap the fund for future projects like the gym and new lockers.

CONCUSSIONS continued from page 1 head flies back” could experience a concussion even if his head does not take a direct hit, Giza said. It’s best to err on the side of caution and remove the athlete from the game if a concussion is suspected until he or she can be evaluated by a medical professional who has experience at treating concussions, Giza said. “We say, when in doubt, sit them out,” he said. Scherr said her school district policy already follows recommendations made in the guidelines and, to ensure full recovery, includes a mandate for gradual return to play for any student athlete who experiences a concussion. A history of concussion increases the risk of being diagnosed with an-

continued from page 1 “We have used that money wisely,” Delaney said. “It’s there for us to use and it’s nice for us to have.” At its April 2 meeting, the board approved a $23,353 expenditure of its state funding for the purchase of moving spotlights, also known as “follow spots” for the PAC. Delaney said while those who rent the PAC for performances will be thrilled to have the follow spots, any decisions they make on PAC improvements are stuother one, especially within the first 10 days. California has laws regarding concussions that, among other things, require that coaches receive regular training on the subject. The new guidelines are also in line with rules that many professional sports organizations already follow. What is important about the newly issued guidelines, said Scherr, is that they move toward a consensus and a standard for recognizing and treating concussions among athletes, especially important for children because their brains are still developing. Scherr supports additional legislation that would mandate state certification of all athletic trainers, particularly those working with school-age children. While California is one of only a few states in the country without this requirement,

dent-driven. She said the follow spots are something the students need, keeping those student performers on stage out of the darkness and helping in behind-thescenes theater learning. Trustees Todd Frank and Todd Buchner abstained in the consent calendar vote to spend the money on the follow spots; Frank questioning the need at this time. The new spotlights will be installed over the summer.

there are legislative efforts underway to make it a state law, she said. Education requires repetition noted Joseph Ciacci, MD, a neurosurgeon at UCSD Medical Center who believes the AAN guidelines reinforce safety measures already adopted and serve to further inform people involved in youth sports. “What we specifically try to do at UCSD is to educate people who are at these games on how to screen (for concussions) because there is just not going to be a doctor at every single game,” said Ciacci. Historically, many athletes continued to play through concussion injuries and “that’s where things get more worrisome,” Ciacci said. Repetitive concussions can cause accumulative damage to the brain that can lead to long-term conse-

Proposed legislation could kill some newspapers The RSF Review and its parent company MainStreet Media join a growing list of community newspapers from across the state in asking our readers to write letters and send e-mails opposing a bill in Sacramento which, if passed, could literally put many newspapers out of business. Assembly Bill 642, authored by Anthony Rendon (D-Bell), proposes to permit the online publishing of public notices by allowing Internet-only entities to become “newspapers of general circulation.” Affected would be the publishing of notices of public meetings and bids, fictitious business statements, name changes, and trustee sales. Rendon, a freshman member of the state Assembly, agreed to carry the legislation at the specific request of AOL (formerly known as America Online), which operates the Patch online local news sites. AOL wants the law changed so that it can steal the precious legal advertising dollars to help infuse new cash onto its struggling news model. AB 642 is similar in scope to last year’s AB 1902, which died in the Assembly Judicial Committee. This new version has been as-

FIRE continued from page 1 fire truck responded to the incident. In addition, SDG&E was called to assist in restoring power to the home. The damage was estimated at under $1,000. The mission of the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District is “To protect life, quences such as constant headaches and inattention. “One concussion is probably not going to change your life but repetitive concussions most likely will,” Ciacci said. The guidelines’ authors noted that athletes of high school age and younger with a concussion should be managed more conservatively when considering whether to allow them back in the game. They typically take longer to recover than college athletes. When educating students about concussions, Scherr makes a point to thoroughly explain the reasons for the district’s step by step procedure required before they can return to the sport. She also tells students to remember how badly they felt at the time of their injury. “I tell them, do you want to feel that way for the rest of your life?”

signed to the same committee for a yet-to-be-scheduled hearing. Here are a few of the many reasons it deserves the same fate: • The criteria used to establish an Internet-only entity to be the official newspaper for a community is so weak it would allow any blogger or hobbyist with a laptop, tablet or smart phone to qualify. • AB 642 requires no brick-and-mortar presence, no business office, and therefore, likely no local publisher, editors, local ad staff, no production or circulation staff. A single “regional editor” aggregating content from the worldwide Web and rewriting news created at great expense by real newspapers would qualify. • The Internet is a seekand-find technology. Newspapers are a “push technology” dependably pushing millions of printed, published and distributed public notices into millions of households and businesses every day. Put another way, AB 642 moves published and distributed public notices from a proven, reliable method of delivery to an uncertain, experimental system requiring the public to identify, seek and find public notices. property, and environment through prevention, preparedness, education and emergency response.” Formed in 1946, the Fire District now spans approximately 38-square miles and protects over 29,000 citizens. The Fire District currently operates out of four full-time fire stations and Diagnosing a concussion can be tricky because it’s a clinical finding based more on observation than a specific test, points out Ciacci. “There aren’t hard findings. It’s not like a blood test or even a brain scan. It’s a clinical diagnosis and some of the things, especially in teenagers, are hard to sort through,” he said. “If you have any doubt about the behavior of a child. If they complain of headaches, dizziness, their eating habits change; anything like that. You know they’ve been in a position where they could have had a significant head bump, you just get them checked out.” Ciacci advises that any child who has been sidelined because of a suspected concussion be evaluated by a neurosurgeon. While schools do a good job at trying to protect kids from seri-

• Internet-only public notices are undependable, have no permanency; are subject to change; and susceptible to technological failure. Internet connections fail, servers crash, links die and websites are hacked. • We find it improbable that an Internet-based “newspaper” can offer a level of service for the legal advertising dollar that includes filing a proof of publication with the court. Local Assembly member Brian Maienschein, is a member of the Judiciary Committee and has emphatically stated his opposition to the bill. However, he is one of only three Republicans on the 10-member committee that is chaired by Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont). If you care about the public’s right to know and the financial viability of newspapers such as this one, please take a few moments within the next week to write or email your opposition to AB 642. (A sample letter can be downloaded at Send it to or mail to his capitol office at State Capitol Room 4016, Sacramento, CA 95814.

serves the communities within and surrounding Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, and 4S-Ranch. — Rancho Santa Fe Fire Department

ous injury, it is parents who know their children best, he said. Football and other sports offer many valuable life lessons and deciding whether to let your child play is a philosophical decision, Ciacci said. “I don’t want to discourage parents from allowing their child to play that sport,” Ciacci said. “I think it’s more important that they be educated in how to watch out for what happens if (their child) should be injured and know where to go for individual guidance. The San Dieguito Union High School District concussion policy is online as part of its athletics parent/player handbook. Here is the direct link with concussion information on pages 19-24: Player_Parent_2011.pdf

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continued from page 4 thropic causes locally or nationally which you are involved in? West answer: When Mary and I sold West Corporation (an international conglomerate with more than 35,000 employees and clients in banking, retail and technology sold in 2006), we wanted to give back to the country and our community in an impactful and meaningful way. We established the Gary and Mary West Foundation, which has four areas of focus that are close to our hearts and experience: lowering the cost of health care; supporting senior wellness initiatives; supporting at risk youth employment training; and supporting training programs for service dogs that help seniors and veterans. Our Foundation funds nonprofit organizations in San Diego and Omaha that are aligned with its mission and have a track record of achieving measurable and meaningful results. We view our grantees as our partners and we work collaboratively to ensure our efforts make a positive impact in the community. Question: Why did you create the West Health Institute? What is its mis-

West answer (from Gary): Our passion for this cause began more than 30 years ago when I was an assistant hospital administrator. Back then, the rate for a hospital room was less than $100 per day. After founding and building West Corporation, with more than 35,000 employees, Mary and I both became acutely aware of the pressing need to do something about the rising and unsustainable cost of health care in the United States so that everyone has the opportunity for prosperity and success. This experience led to our founding the West Health Institute, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit applied medical research organization aimed at developing new technologies to lower the cost of health care. Established in 2009 and originally called the West Wireless Health Institute, the Institute is part of West Health, the name of an umbrella initiative that also includes the nonprofit West Health Policy Center, and the for-profit West Health Investment Fund and West Health Incubator. These four mission-aligned entities are focused on lowering health care costs by creating innovative, patientcentered solutions that de-

liver the right care at the right place at the right time. Question: What does the West Health Investment Fund focus on? Is it a mutual fund or a venture capital endeavor? West answer: A couple of years after founding the West Health Institute, it became apparent that an applied medical research organization alone couldn’t invent every technology that was going to help lower the cost of health care. In October 2011, we launched a venture capital fund with $100 million to provide risk capital for companies working on innovative solutions that could reduce the cost of health care. Our fund is unique in its philanthropic nature as it commits any returns made from investments to medical research and other charitable activities. We do not profit from any returns. Question: Your racing silks are pink with black diamonds. Is there any significance to the color choice and design configuration? (Or did you just want something that is easily visible during a race which is what most owners tell me?) West answer (Mary): Gary and I worked on racing silks together. We wanted a color that was easy to see at

a distance, so we selected “hot pink,” and we both liked the black diamond design. At the time, very few people were using “hot pink” but that has changed over the years, and now it is one of the more popular racing silk colors. The following is synopsis of the careers of Gary and Mary West: Gary West began his career in hospital administration. Along with his wife Mary, the Wests have founded numerous companies over the last four decades, one of which was West Corporation. Founded in 1986, it is one of the largest customer relationship management companies in the world with a diversified portfolio of companies under its umbrella. In addition, the Wests have a range of enterprises based in Southern California and the Midwest. These include West Development, a management company that supports the Wests’ business interests; West Partners, a private equity firm; and West Family Investments, which is a sizeable private hedge fund located in Chicago, Illinois.

Optimist Club looking for Children’s Challenge Awards honorees The Optimist Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach is looking for outstanding local students, kids in a league all their own, for its annual Vic Kops Children’s Challenge Awards. Awards are presented to first through sixth grade students in the categories of arts, community service, humanities, courage, fellowship and science. The deadline for entry is April 26 and a Children’s Challenge panel of Optimist Club members will review the entries and select the winners. Winners will be honored at a breakfast ceremony on May 22 at 7 a.m. at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club and receive a prize of $100. In the category of arts, they are looking for a student with exceptional imagination and skill in painting, drawing, music, dance, drama or writing. The community service award is for a student who stands out in their willingness and ability to help others. In humanities, the award is for a child with a special appreciation of and sensitivity to literature, history, current events or cultures. The category of courage awards a child who has faced a great challenge with bravery, endurance and/or effort. The fellowship category awards a child who inspires cooperation and group effort among his/her peers or people of other ages, and the science category awards a child whose curiosity has led to outstanding achievement in the exploration and discovery of their environment. To enter, submit the student’s name, address, phone number, age, school and grade, category they are entering, as well as the submitter’s name, address and phone number. Include a description of the nominee (about 500 words) and mail to Susan Pfleeger at Ocean Air School, 11444 Canter Heights Dr., San Diego, 92130. For more information, visit optimistdelmarsolanabeach. com.

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Rancho Santa Fe Treasure

Ultimate Location. Ultimate Living. Ultimate Covenant.

Extraordinary offering in the Covenant! Constructed in 2006 by a locally renowned builder for himself, this

Remodeled in 2002, this 7,600 SF home features 5BD/5.5 BA and a 1BD/1BA guest house and pool/spa. Floor to ceiling walls of glass give views of the over 2 acre landscaped site

spectacular Spanish Colonial home is of exceptional quality, detail and craftsmanship. Situated on a one

from virtually every room in the house. Built for entertaining, this home can accommodate 200+ guests. Coveted west-side location within the Covenant; with a long circular drive

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RSF Golf Club Egg Hunt, Brunch


he Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club held a festive Easter brunch and egg hunt for children on March 31. The event also featured a petting zoo.


Susan Hoehn introduces Caroline Sherman to the Easter Bunny.

The egg hunt

Gavin, Paige and Greta Pennock

Isabella Tone, Samantha Fried

Lila, Phan, Dean and Jack Kaffka

Thomas and Diane Pennock

Ingrid, Julie and Hagen Buechler

On the hunt

Breylon and Asher watch the Silkie chickens.

Asher enjoys the petting zoo.

Ophelia, Florence and Alice

Isabella Tone, Samantha Fried

Sawyer and Harrision brush the lamb in the petting zoo.

Florence and Sawyer brush the lamb.


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Musical fun at the RSF Library


hildren enjoyed a morning of music from guest performer Craig Newton during the RSF Library’s Preschool Storytime on March 26. PHOTOS/JON CLARK

Musical guest Craig Newton sings at the RSF Library.

Becky and Charlotte Perez

Stella and Heather Stevens

Edeline and Michelle Bailey

Lindsay Passmore, Manny Roberts

Spring at the RSF Library

Craig Newton

Spring color


Friday, April 12, 2013 8:00 pm (preview at 6:30)

Hyatt Regency La Jolla The Pavilion 3777 La Jolla Village Drive

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DM chefs and foodies to mark major milestones for Casa de Amparo Meet the Chefs of Del Mar fundraiser to be held April 14

Casa de Amparo board member Mike Platis and New Directions participant Shasta Linda Valdez stand outside the nonprofit’s new San Marcos campus. COURTESY PHOTO

center identified the need. “Oceanside police were finding a safe place for women, but there was quickly a realization that they needed a place for kids,” said Casa spokeswoman Donna Greenbush, adding that the facility has grown from serving 100 kids to serving some 400 kids and 500 adults today. “We’ve really come full circle.” Beginning as a safe place for women and children, Casa has, through fundraising, been able to add more programs that cover the entire process of addressing child abuse — from prevention to victim assistance to reintegration of foster children back into the home. In the past couple of years, Casa has also begun to offer programs for a small fee to those who have not been referred through the court system.

Francisco Castaneda and Marco Galliano of the Silks at the Hilton Del Mar at a past Meet the Chefs of Del Mar event. COURTESY PHOTO

Pamplemousse Grille Executive Chef and Owner Jeffrey Strauss at the 2012 Meet the Chefs of Del Mar event. COURTESY PHOTO

A New Play For Family Audiences!

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BY CLAIRE HARLIN Casa de Amparo is once again holding its second largest fundraiser of the year, Meet the Chefs of Del Mar, on April 14. And this year, in particular, marks some particularly notable milestones for the child abuse outreach nonprofit. Having been providing services to families dealing with child abuse issues for more than three decades at the Mission San Luis Rey Parish in Oceanside, Casa de Amparo opened a second campus in San Marcos last year, culminating a 14-year vision. Also, since locals attended the last Meet the Chefs event, the nonprofit has added a new supervised visitation space, more than doubling the amount of visits between parents and children in foster care that Casa can facilitate each year. In addition, Casa has added a young parents’ network, funded by United Way, which provides support and services to young parents ages 14 to 24. These new beginnings for Casa add to the handful of other programs that prevent and address child abuse. “We’re like a little grassroots organization that has grown up a bit,” said Director of Development Kathy Karpe, who has been with the nonprofit for more than 10 years. “It’s pretty overwhelming to come to work every day and look at a building and think ‘Wow, look what a group of people can do when they believe in a cause.’” Casa de Amparo no longer has to rent space from the Mission, where the organization began housing kids in 1978 when several members of a women’s resource

“If anyone in the community is suffering abuse and needs counseling, they can come to us and the fees are nominal,” Karpe said. Casa’s expansion to its new building, built on more than 11 acres and meant to offer a “healing environment,” according to Greenbush, opens up a lot of doors for the organization in terms of space. And while there are a number of new initiatives on the wish list, such as building a new child development center, there is still much money to be raised. Greenbush said last year’s Meet the Chefs event, which allows guests to try the signature dishes of more than a dozen of Del Mar’s finest chefs, brought in more than $120,000 for Casa, and an even bigger crown is expected this year. “It continues to grow in success every year,” Greenbush said. This year, the event will take plan from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hilton Del Mar, located at 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd. The cost is $150 per person or $200 for a private reception from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. that will include a wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres. “The best part is having all the chefs there in the same place, and getting to meet and talk to them in a casual setting,” Greenbush said. “And even greater is hearing how passionate they are about helping the kids. It’s one fundraiser in which it’s not us talking about us. It’s them talking about us, and all those chefs just being there says a lot to the community.” Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling or emailing Trina Godwin at (760) 566-3560 or For more information, call

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

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

Accompanied by her longtime musical partner, James Lent, Victoria Martino will perform works ranging from the Renaissance to the 20th century; her lectures will juxtapose the music with visual art from the same regions and periods, and place it within its historical and cultural context. Series tickets: $108 members, $138 nonmembers Individual tickets: $20 members, $25 nonmembers (858) 454-5872

March 1 through May 27

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UCSD Springfest at Birch Aquarium

Alison Balsom & Scottish Ensemble

April 14: 6–7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 8 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.

MCASD Sherwood Auditorium

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

Tickets: $75, $55, $25 A trumpet virtuoso that has twice been crowned “Female Artist of the Year” at the Classic BRITs, Alison Balsom is one of the most distinctive and ground-breaking musicians on the international circuit today.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup includes cilantro pesto, roasted corn, beet puree, pepitas and creme fraiche.

Indigo Grill ■ 1536 India St., San Diego ■ (619) 234-6802 ■ ■ Patio Seating: Yes

■ The Vibe: Relaxed, casual

■ Take Out: Yes ■ Signature Dishes: Pipian Crusted Brie, Oven Roasted Mussels & Clams, ■ Happy Hour: Alderwood Plank Salmon, Jalapeño 5-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday Cilantro Pappardelle, Flat Iron Chimichurri ■ Hours: 5-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, ■ Open Since: 2001 ■ Reservations: Yes 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Jalapeño Cilantro Pappardelle contains thick noodles, prawns, red bell peppers, chile butter, rajas and bits of roasted pineapple.

Scallop and Shrimp Ceviche is cured in lime juice with cucumber pico de gallo. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON

Cultures mix to serve up delicious fun at Indigo Grill BY KELLEY CARLSON ith the rare distinction of being a non-Italian restaurant in a district known for its pizzas and pastas, Indigo Grill (a member of the Cohn Restaurant Group), stands apart from its neighbors in Little Italy, San Diego. Its décor and menu range from one extreme — the warm and culturally diverse state of Oaxaca, Mexico – to the other — the icy wilderness of Alaska. But together, the elements create a casual fine dining setting that’s playful and welcoming, a reflection of partner/Executive Chef Deborah Scott’s personality. It’s immediately obvious to passers-by, who look up to see the Indigo Grill sign with letters that “dance” like flames. Inside, the restaurant is divided into regions. To the left is the “south,” where woven walls in golden hues feature tribal masks, copper lights dangle from chains, and cultural artifacts, such as skeletons, accent the room. Moving in the opposite direction, the space gently curves and the décor begins its transition. The bar combines rich browns with cool, slate gray. A giant, partially faux coniferous tree — typically found in the cooler northern climates — greets guests at the entrance. Chairs with native symbols representing various tribes surround a community table.


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■ This week’s recipe: Indigo Grill’s Jalapeño Pappardelle It’s separated from the “north” dining area by a sheet of “ice” and a totem pole. A salmon run is painted above the nearby ceviche bar. Common throughout all areas is a wood floor with a rustic, earthy tone, along with the sounds of Peruvian, Hispanic and European melodies. It’s the ceviche bar where Scott recommends that guests, especially first-timers, sit. “There’s a lot of interaction and it’s fun to watch (the behind-the-scenes activity),” she said. “You get a good feeling of what’s going on, and you get to watch all the food go by.” Patrons also get the aromatic whiff of

Indigo Grill’s ‘south’ side features tribal masks and woven walls.

The ceviche bar, in the ‘north’ section of the restaurant, provides a view of the behind-the-scenes activity.

salmon as it’s baked in the wood-fired stone oven. Those who prefer to dine outside may sit on the fully heated and enclosed patio, which features adjustable screens and views of Little Italy’s tree-lined streets. Not only does the restaurant décor contain an artistic flair, but the dishes are also visual masterpieces. It’s common for a guest to stop a server and ask to take a photo of a brilliantly colorful creation or a chocolate garnish designed to look like a dragon or serpent. “We have an amazing staff, a lot of real artists,” Scott said. The most popular item is one of the starters,

the Pipian Crusted Brie, a soft cheese that is enveloped in a nutty, earthy-flavored crust. It’s served with sweet-yet-spicy jalapeño jelly, honey-roasted garlic, grilled nopalese, mole negro and scallion flatbread. A popular soup is the Roasted Butternut Squash, an autumnal-colored concoction that incorporates cilantro pesto, roasted corn, beet puree, pepitas and creme fraiche. Scott’s personal favorite entree is the Jalapeño Cilantro Pappardelle. Other chef recommendations include the PecanCrusted Rainbow Trout, Pork Porterhouse and Pipian-Rojo Chicken Breast.

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Canyon Crest Academy Foundation to hold May 11 ‘Shoot for the Stars’ Celebration & Auction at the San Diego Air and Space Museum Canyon Crest Academy Foundation will hold its largest annual fundraising event, “Shoot for the Stars” Celebration, at the San Diego Air and Space Museum on Saturday, May 11, from 6 - 10 p.m. The CCA Foundation has been working to raise funds to support the extraordinary range of programs and exceptional quality of education that have become the hallmarks of CCA since the school doors opened in 2004. In 2012, Newsweek ranked Canyon Crest Academy as the 97th best high school in the United States and the CCA Foundation is proud to have contributed to this ranking. CCAF is a nonprofit parent volunteer organization, dedicated to realizing CCA’s educational programs and priorities through financial, volunteer, and community support. The donations raised by the CCA Foundation fund arts, engineering, technology, the sciences and humanities, college and career counseling, and athletic programs. Every student at CCA benefits in some way from the generous donations made by CCA families to the Foundation. The Foundation raises the money that helps make the difference between an ordinary high school experience and the exceptional educational opportunities available to all Canyon Crest students. The event on May 11 is open to the community. Tickets are available at $75 per person. Guests will have full access to the Air and Space Museum exhibits during the event. Several teachers will be attending as well, representing all areas of Academics, Envision Arts, and Athletics. The proceeds of this event will support the immediate edu-

cation needs of the 1,800+ students at CCA, which are not covered by the San Dieguito Union High School District. Your support is needed to make this year’s event a success. The Celebration Committee would like to ask for your help in a few ways: 1. Donate an auction item — hairdresser, salon services, clothing store coupons, vacation / timeshare, restaurant coupons. Every item is tax deductible to the extent allowed by Federal/State laws. 2. Sponsor— there are a full range of sponsorship opportunities, including sponsoring a teacher for just $75. 3. Attend the event! It’s going to be a great party! Each ticket is $75 per person. You will have an opportunity to have access to the Air and Space Museum exhibits in this festive environment! You can find more information about the event at or contact Teri Naftalin, Chair, at, Kelly Hughes at or Erin Pynes

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“Furlanetto is Magnificent” U-T San Diego

MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL The Assassination of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury

Canyon Crest Academy (www.sduhsd. net/cc) and the CCA Foundation recently announced their Second Annual community-wide STEM event “Win the Future: Exploring STEM careers.” The event will be held on Thursday, May 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Proscenium Theater on the campus of Canyon Crest Academy High School. This year ‘s event will bring together various STEM disciplines from robotics and engineering to life sciences and biotechnology. The evening will begin with one of the school’s top-ranked robotics team, Domo Arigato #3513 which is operated and managed by the QUEST course, Robotics and Engineering Technology. This outstanding team has won several awards including the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award and the PTC Design Award. The team will kick off the evening with a robot demonstration and a Q&A about CCA’s highly successful robotics program. Following the robotics demonstration CCA’s highly acclaimed science teacher, Ariel Haas, will present four dynamic speakers who will talk about STEM careers today and tomorrow. The speakers will represent various STEM disciplines and institutions including Touchstone, Inc., UCSD’s Kawasaki Disease Research Center, Rady’s Children’s Hospital, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

and Bio4Front, a biotechnology consulting firm. Haas will also highlight CCA’s unique and engaging science and math program, QUEST, an integral part of the science program at CCA. QUEST is a research program run by the Canyon Crest Academy Science and Math Departments and funded by the CCA Foundation. QUEST is designed to provide students with the opportunity to meet and work with scientists from varied disciplines. Current QUEST programs include research methods, applied sciences, and robotic and engineering technology. “These kinds of unique programs such as QUEST are indicative of CCA’s strong leadership in STEM education,” said Anna Lillian, STEM/QUEST Foundation liaison. “We look forward to partnering with more scientific and technology leaders in the community, and presenting more events such as this one in May where parents and students will get an opportunity to dialogue with our speakers and get insights into the pathway to STEM careers.” Canyon Crest Academy is part of the San Dieguito Union High School District and is located at 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA 92130, www.sduhsd. net/cc/.

North Coast Rep to present ‘The Odd Couple’ The North Coast Repertory Theatre will present Neil Simon’s classic comedy “The Odd Couple” April 13-May 5 (previews April 10-12). For tickets and more information, visit

Photo by Ken Howard

Canyon Crest Academy and the CCA Foundation to hold ‘Win the Future: Exploring STEM careers’ event

ONLY TWO PERFORMANCES LEFT! Politics, intrigue, temptation and murder abound in the story of the English saint, Thomas Becket and his martyrdom at the hands of the henchmen of King Henry II in 1170. Becket stands alone and speaks truth to power, challenging our understanding of sainthood, loyalty to country and the repercussions of it all. Based on the T.S. Eliot play.

April 5 and 7(m) (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.

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Coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pilates studio a perfect marriage of therapy and fitness â&#x20AC;˘ Pilates People serving community for more than 10 years BY CLAIRE HARLIN Dave and Doreen Hall say their clients are like family. And they have a really huge family. After 15 years, Dave Hall still sees his first-ever Pilates client. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now 76 years old and has endured hip, shoulder and knee replacements. Doreen Hall has even done physical therapy for a man, now in college, who used to accompany his dad at age 5 to Pilates People, which was located in Carmel Valley for 10 years before moving to 11300 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 101. In all, there are about a dozen original clients who they still see regularly. Some clients come to Pilates People to recover and some to simply further their fitness routines. They see the young, middle-aged and elderly, and they say Pilates seems to keep their clients â&#x20AC;&#x153;youngâ&#x20AC;? too, such as with one woman in her 40s who plays competitive soccer with 20-something players. Many are neighbors in the Hallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; own community of Carmel Valley, and many come from La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Solana Beach or further â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as Pilates People is the only facility in San Diego County that incorporates Pilates and physical therapy into a single healing regimen. The couple opened their first studio in 2001, with Dave bringing his graduate work in exercise physiology to the table and Doreen having more than a decade of physical therapy practice under her belt. And since they expanded the business in 2006 to begin accepting all forms of insurance, the studio has been flooded with clients who are interested in combining their physical therapy with Pilates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique in that the Pilates and physical therapy overlap,â&#x20AC;? said Dave. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People who come in for PT often transition into a fitness program, and because a lot of people come in for fitness, they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know they are being rehabilitated too.â&#x20AC;? Dave said Pilates can be a form of rehabilitation in that it can pinpoint muscles in the body that are either weak or imbalanced, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s imbalances such as those that can,

Doreen and Dave Hall sometimes unknowingly, place strain on the body and cause injury. A back problem may be attributed to a weakness in one hip, for example. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A body needs to work like a symphony,â&#x20AC;? said Doreen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As you listen to music all the instruments have to come in at the right moment, and the body is just like that; the elements may come in at different times, and coordination and neurological control of muscles is important.â&#x20AC;? Sometimes, Doreen said, even a past injury can seem healed, but because the person was compensating for weakness from the injury in the process, imbalances can occur and actually exacerbate the injury later on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wow, I blew out my back picking up the car keys,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; but it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work like that,â&#x20AC;? said Dave. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Usually they were exacerbating the injury the whole time due to compensating for weaknesses.â&#x20AC;? Dave said that had he himself not found work in physical therapy and Pilates, he may have ended up on the surgeonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s table as he has broken at least 10 bones in his lifetime from

practicing action sports. Doreen has been practicing physical therapy since 1989. When Pilates first hit the fitness scene as a new and unique concept, both Doreen and Dave fell in love with the practice and all it did for the body. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Back then, people couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even pronounce the word, and it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even come up in a Google search,â&#x20AC;? said Doreen. They embraced Pilates into their practice from the very beginning, learning all the ins and outs along the way. Following and utilizing the practice as it has evolved over the years, the Pilates gurus now have the knowledge necessary to tweak the practice according to each individual, whereas many Pilates studios employ the same workout for all. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Exercises can be broken down for any issue, and you can see how every little muscle works and any imbalances can be seen,â&#x20AC;? said Doreen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The training we do has evolved over 30 years, and we modify and customize it. You wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come here to simply find a traditional workout.â&#x20AC;? For more information, visit www.pilatespeople. com.

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Wednesday, May 1, beginning at 6 p.m. $75 per person including wine pairings. Bring your mother or learn how to make a special meal for her by joining Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver for a cooking demonstration followed by a three-course dinner with wine pairings.

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NINTH ANNUAL LA JOLLA CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE AT L A J O L L A C O V E (L-R) Brian Warkentien, Spencer Lenain, Takumi Morin

Ballet Arte Academy male dancers awarded scholarships When most people think of ballet, they envision little girls in pink tights and tutus. Within this era, male dancers are no longer just supporting partners. They are stars in their own right and highly in demand in the world of ballet. The Petit Oasis Foundation is a nonprofit organization offering scholarships by audition to boys between the ages of 8 and 18 who strive to be professional ballet dancers. The scholarships are awarded to help cover the students ballet school tuition and/or summer intensive program for that year. Each year the Foundation holds an audition for interested male applicants from across Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties. Each applicant who shows realistic potential to be professional ballet dancers must show, besides excellent training, physical attributes, motivation, intelligence, musicality, personality, improvisation and progress shown compared to previous years. Ballet Arte Academy of Classical Ballet in Solana Beach recently announced that this year, three of its male students were awarded scholarships from the Petit Oasis Foundation: Spencer Lenain (10), Brian Warkentien (13) and Takumi Morin (15).

The Grauer School to host 6th grade ‘Discover Day’ April 18 The Grauer School, a nonprofit, independent middle and high school (grades 6-12), located at 1500 S. El Camino Real in Encinitas, invites fifth-grade families to attend the upcoming “Discover Grauer Sixth Grade” campus tour event on Thursday, April 18, from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Grauer School, established in 1991 and now in its 22nd year, is a small school by design with only 150 students, ensuring close working relationships for the entire faculty and student body within a college preparatory environment. Enrolling in The Grauer School’s sixth grade class allows students adequate time to develop the core values that The Grauer School attributes to its high college acceptance rate and associated merit scholarships. The “Discover Grauer Sixth Grade” campus tour will allow families with 5th graders to learn about The Grauer School’s engaging expeditionary-style learning, emphasis on relationship-driven education, dynamic sixth grade arts rotation, diverse foreign language program, challenging academics, integral humanitarian service, award-winning sports and academic teams, exciting global expedition programs, and outstanding college acceptance record. Families will be given the opportunity to meet faculty, students, and parents as well as tour the campus that includes the Great Hall, visual and performing art spaces, science labs, student greenhouse, garden, athletic fields and more. Families are asked to RSVP to the “Discover Grauer” event by phone at (760) 274-2116 or email at Currently, a limited number of 6th grade enrollment opportunities are available to students who academically qualify, and scholarships are available. Applications may be downloaded and/or completed at http://www.grauerschool. com/admissions/application-forms/.

Cuisine for a Cause: 32nd Annual Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala to benefit UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center

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. The Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala, a local tradition for more than three decades, has raised more than $9 million since its inception to advance cancer research, patient care, community outreach and education programs at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center—the region’s only comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute. Last fall, the center launched MyAnswertoCancer™ with the goal of ending “one size fits all” cancer treatments. By sequencing patient tumor DNA, MyAnswertoCancer™ aims to revolutionize the ability to predict who will respond to a specific treatment and to match each patient with the best drug for a particular tumor. 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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RSF Democratic Club welcomes Azim Khamisa


he Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club hosted Azim Khamisa as its featured guest speaker on March 28 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Committing his life to halting the continuing cycle of violence among youth, Khamisa became a social activist after his 20-year-old son, Tariq, was murdered in 1995 by a 14-year- old while delivering pizzas. Khamisa has received over 65 huAzim Khamisa manitarian awards from people and organizations as diverse as the Dalai Llama, the White House, the Children’s Defense Fund, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Child Safety Network. This month Khamisa was appointed as President to the Child Safety Network in CSN’s continuing mission to make America a safer place for children. He is also the founder and National Director of the Constant and Never Ending Improvement program. For more, see the story inside this newspaper.

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Alexis Dixon, Richie Edelman, Paul McEneany

Abby Polin, Morey Rahimi

Lawrence Zynda, Club Special Projects Manager Brette Fisher, Ted A. Nancy Evans, Carol Waldman Rena Monge, Paul and Maria McEneany

Paul and Helen Kaufmann, Kate Murashige


Paula Sassy, Anna Lillian, Poppy DeMarco Dennis

Karen Hanson, RSF Democratic Club President Michael Gelfand, Vice President Maureen Sweeney

Janet Hart, Sharon Leib

Friends of Jung lecture and workshop to be held April 12, 13

5 th “A Night with the Aztecs” A CHAMPIONS EVENT Thursday, May 2, 2013 6:30 PM Presented by: Chad Nelson, Aztec Basketball Alumni, 1993-97

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A Friends of Jung lecture, “Antarctica: Inner Journeys in the Outer World” will be presented by Robert Romanyshyn on Friday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 334, 14th St., Del Mar. After a trip to the Antarctic, Robert Romanyshyn created landscape pictures set to music and a voice narration telling the story of a journey that began with a dream and a series of synchronicities. He uses Jung’s description of the psychoid archetype as a level of the unconscious where psyche and nature are one, to help us recognize that the melting polar ice is as much a psychological issue as an issue of nature. This becomes both a symbol of ecological crisis and a symptom that calls us to remember and heal our broken connections with nature. Romanyshyn is a Senior Core Faculty member in the clinical psychology program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has lectured all over the world, is a master story teller and has published six books, numer-

ous articles and is currently finishing two new books. Admission fees are $10 for Mueller students with a badge, $15 for FOJ members, $17 for full-time students and seniors (65+), and $20 for non-members. Romanyshyn’s lecture will be followed by a workshop on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. titled “Left by the Side of the Road: Individuation and Homecoming.” Using dream material, symptoms, fantasies, and writing exercises to tap into the creative unconscious participants will engage in a journey of coming home to oneself and to the world. The workshop will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 334 14th St., Del Mar, 92014. Cost is $50 for members, $60 for non-members. For more information on the lecture and workshop, visit

Next San Dieguito Planning Group meeting is April 11

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The San Dieguito Planning Group will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. on April 11. Due to recent flooding at the RSF Fire Station, there will be a temporary change of location. The location will be announced prior to the April 11 meeting. Check the RSF Post Office for updates. Agenda and minutes can be found at html

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• Fiesta Del Mar Arabian Horse Show April 5 - 7 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Tierra Del Norte Arabian Horse Association and Desert Arabian Horse Association are bringing back their joint show Fiesta Del Mar, April 5-7. It is concurrent show and a qualifier for Region 1 and 2 Championships. For more information,

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Pianist to provide musical journey from Brahms to Broadway Pianist Jacquelyne Silver will present a series of four musical lectures exploring the history of the Broadway musical and revealing the secrets of the hidden classical foundations of the great shows at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. “Guests will hear Gershwin and Chopin, Cole Porter and Rachmaninoff, Sondheim and Satie, Rodgers and Tchaikovsky, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Chopin, Fritz Loewe and Brahms — all provocative pairings and a delight to the ear!” Silver said, adding her presentation will also include a few “backstage” stories of her work with some of the most splendid Broadway composers and performers. Silver has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and other major music centers throughout the United States. She has collaborated with such luminaries as Leonard Bernstein, Marilyn Horne, Tony Randall and Luciano Pavarotti, to name a few. Series tickets are $48 for members/$68 for nonmembers at (858) 454-5872 or Individual “concerts” are $14 members/$19 nonmembers.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater coming to San Diego La Jolla Music Society will present the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (marking its 55th anniversary of revolutionizing African-American participation in 20th century dance), on April 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. at Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., San Diego. Marcus Overton will present a prelude lecture at 7 p.m. before each show. Tuesday’s performance will include Paul Taylor’s “Arden Court,” Robert Battle’s “Takademe,” and Rennie Harris’ “Home.” Wednesday’s program contains Garth Fagan’s “From Before,” Robert Battle’s “Strange Humors,” and Kyle Abraham’s “Another Night.” Both shows end with Ailey’s “Revelations.” Tickets: $22-$77. (858) 459-3728

‘Paws in the Park’ to be held April 14 in Solana Beach The City of Solana Beach Parks and Recreation Commission will present “Paws in the Park” on Sunday, April 14, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at La Colonia Park (715 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach, 92075). The event will feature: •“Leash Your Fitness” — Exercise with Your Pet at 11:15 a.m. •“Coastal Express” Flyball Team at 11:30 a.m. •Pet Contests (Ugliest Dog, Cutest Dog, Smallest Dog, etc.) at 12:30 p.m. •More Flying Disc Dogs at 2 p.m. Food will be available for people and pets. Please bring gently used dog toys, leashes, blankets, etc. for donation to animal rescue groups. Animals will be available for adoption. Please bring pets on a leash. For more information, call Kirk Wenger at 858-720-2453 or visit

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Local women authors to speak at AAUW April 6 event – public invited The public is invited to the presentation “Using Inspiration and Creativity to Become an Author — Three Women Tell Their Stories,” sponsored by the Del Mar-Leucadia branch of the American Association of University Women. The event will be 10 a.m. to noon, April 6 at the Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Avenue. Arrive at 10 a.m. for cookies and socializing. The program will follow a brief business meeting at 10:30 a.m. Local authors Edith Fine, Arleen Lighthall and Faith McCune will share their personal journeys in becoming authors. Fine and Lighthall will have their books available for purchase. A book personally signed by the author will make a nice gift for yourself or someone special. Fine, an award-winning children’s author and former teacher, has written over 15 books and received many accolades for her work. “Armando and the Blue Tarp School,” a book she co-authored, was chosen as a companion book for One Book, One San Diego 2012. The book tells the true story of a young boy who lives near the Tijuana dump and a man who creates a school on a blue tarp for the local children. According to Fine, the story “is a testament to the pursuit of dreams and the power of one person to make a difference in the lives of others.” Lighthall, a retired literature professor from Mira Costa College, recently published her first book “ Tomorrow, My Son,” a historical fiction based on a true story familiar

to her. Lighthall’s family sent clothing to European refugees after World War II. In gratitude for a pair of galoshes, a German professor sent a thank you note. More clothing was sent to the Germans and a correspondence developed which led to the professor sending his war-time diary to Lighthall’s family. Determined to share the struggles of the German family making its way to freedom in the west, Lighthall wrote her book. McCune will share how her life coach pushed her to follow her passion which led to writing “Duffy’s World,” a memory of her dog. She hopes to have her book published soon. She has a proposal at a publisher, has an editor looking over her manuscript and a screen writer is talking to her about the possibility of an animated feature. She looks forward to talking about her journey, which has taken about a year so far. McCune says, “Everyone has a book in them.” Membership in the American Association of University Women is open to all graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The Del Mar-Leucadia Branch reflects the varied interests of its members with informative, educational monthly meetings and special interest groups such as Gourmet, Great Decisions, Book Groups, Gadabout, and Theatre. Information: 760815-8644 or http://delmarleucadia-ca.aauw. net.

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United Way’s Virtual Book Drive gives San Diego Children Summer Reading Books Fourth grade is a critical year. It is when children switch from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” At least that should be the case. With over a quarter of the county’s fourth graders not reading proficiently and over half of San Diego’s students considered “economically disadvantaged,” United Way of San Diego County will host its second annual Virtual Book Drive for local children up to age eight, to foster a love of reading and learning for long-term success. United Way’s Virtual Book Drive has been extended through April 5, with the goal of purchasing 48,000 summer reading books. The bilingual books cost only $2.50 each on average, and individuals and companies are encouraged to make any size donation at the online “bookstore” at or by texting “BOOKS” to 41444. “Without access to books during the summer months, many of these families would not have any reading material,” said Shaina Gross, United Way’s vice president, impact strategies and mobilization. In 2012, the Virtual Book Drive raised enough funds to purchase 21,500 bilingual books for low-income children throughout the county. Proceeds from the book drive will buy five different books: “Are You My Mother?”/ “Eres Tú Mi Mama?”; “Gossie”/ “Gansi”; and “A Birthday Box”/ “Mi Caja de Cumpleaños” for children up to age three and “Big, Big Wall”/ “No Puedo Bajar” and “Daniel’s Mystery Egg”/ “El Misterioso Huevo de Daniel” for children ages four to eight. Each child will receive their own book, a bookmark with an inspirational note and bilingual tips parents can use to encourage the love of reading. The books will be distributed throughout the county. A donation of $20 will buy books for eight young San Diego readers. Donations of $50, $100 or even $1,000 will make an even bigger impact and create more happy readers. The drive will culminate with United Way’s annual Day of Action, sponsored by Geico, on Friday, June 21, where volunteers will help package the books and write notes to kids. To learn more, visit, and their Blog, Facebook and Twitter.

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Winston School to celebrate 25 years of opening doors for students BY KATHY DAY If parents keep singing the praises of the Winston School the way Randi Pisapia does, the tiny Del Mar school will be celebrating milestone anniversaries for years to come. As school officials, parents, students and alumni get ready for the April 20 celebration marking the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s founding 25 years ago, they also are reaching out to let people know what the school means to them. Located on the former campus of Del Mar Shores School, Winston serves students from fourth to 12th grade, with a mission to provide college prep education in a family-like environment â&#x20AC;&#x153;where students with diverse abilities and challenges come together to focus on success.â&#x20AC;? Pisapia, a Vista resident whose son started at Winston in the fourth grade and is now in his third year at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate when asked what the school has meant to their family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gave me back my son,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I owe them my life.â&#x20AC;? Faced with dyslexia and auditory processing issues,

Fast Facts What: Winston School 25th Anniversary Celebration Who: Alumni, family, friends, faculty and staff of the Winston School When: 5 to 9 p.m., April 20, 2013 Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds Mission Tower Tickets: $50 per person, $35 for graduates, $20 children 10 and under. RSVP by April 4 at More info: or (858) 259-8155 Tommy had â&#x20AC;&#x153;shut down,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was awful. We had to pry his fingers off the door to get him to go to school. He wore a hoodie pulled down over his face and was on anti-anxiety medications.â&#x20AC;? When Tommy changed schools, Pisapia said she was a little afraid because he was a fourth grader on a campus where there were high school students. But within three

months, they were able to start taking him off the medication. And even though at first he had to leave home at 6 a.m. to take the bus, he still loved going to school. Soon, though, they decided to ride was too long so they began driving him. And theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not the only ones who make a long trek to get to the campus on 9th Street and Stratford Court in Del Mar. Headmaster Mike Peterson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; only the third person to hold that title in the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history â&#x20AC;&#x201C; said they currently have one student who lives in Temecula while others come from Chula Vista and East County. One of those is senior Zach Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, who began attending Winston as a junior. A Santee resident, he drives to school. His brother also attended Winston and is now at Humboldt State University â&#x20AC;&#x201C; where Zach will join him in the fall. Zach talks proudly about his school, explaining that he sustained a traumatic brain injury playing football when he was 11 that caused chronic pain and other symptoms. He made it through seventh and eighth grade but

Left: Former Winston School student Nolan Inouye is painting a mural on campus. Nolan attends Palomar College. Right: Winston School principal Mike Peterson Lauren hesitated at first, missed his entire freshman from El Segundo to Carlsyear as his parents took him bad. She has attention defi- saying she couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t name all over the country in an ef- cit disorder and learning is- just one, but then agreed fort to find out what was sues as well as social anxiety, with him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She makes an effort to wrong and tried another pri- she said. At her previous middle be with us even though vate school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had problems with school, she added, they sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really busy,â&#x20AC;? she said. Miss S-T is Mary Stermemory and cognitive moved her to special educaskills,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tion classes â&#x20AC;&#x153;with the delin- ling-Torretti, who has been put thoughts on paper that quent kids and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give teaching at Winston for 24 of its 25 years. Now the aswere in my head â&#x20AC;Ś Before, I us anything to do.â&#x20AC;? But at Winston, the sistant headmaster, she was good in school.â&#x20AC;? Two years ago he had small classes and closeness teaches English and is the surgery, which he said has of the student body and college counselor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes when stuhelped with some of the staff â&#x20AC;&#x153;and teachers who are willing to stay and help you dents [first] come here they problems. Now, he said, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at a outâ&#x20AC;? have made a world of feel like things have been closed off to them,â&#x20AC;? she school where there is â&#x20AC;&#x153;a dif- difference. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the first place I said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully possibilities ferent way of relating to teachers. They know more ever felt like I was smart,â&#x20AC;? open up [after time spent at Winston].â&#x20AC;? about you and you know she said. Lauren is on the stuWhen Sterling-Torretti more about them.â&#x20AC;? Today heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s college- dent council and active in started, there were only high bound and plays in the drama and, like Zach, is schoolers at the school; toschoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s band â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which will looking forward to going to day they serve grades four to 12 and have a target stuprovide part of the enter- college. When asked to name a dent-teacher ratio of 8-1 (in tainment for the anniversateacher whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made a differ- the upper grades, it is somery celebration. One of his classmates, ence for them at Winston, Lauren Jacobson, came to Zach chimed in first: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miss See WINSTON, Page B25 Winston after sixth grade S-T. She gave me an extra when her family moved kick when I needed it.â&#x20AC;?

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Spend your spring break at The Watersports Camp at Mission Bay Aquatic Center The Watersports Camp, held at SDSU and UCSD’s Mission Bay Aquatic Center, is a YMCA-sponsored camp offering exciting and educational camps including wakeboarding, surfing, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, marine science and stand up paddling. Whether your camper hopes to catch their first wave, or wants to learn about the ocean, the friendly counselors at The Watersports Camp will ensure a safe and fun environment in which to learn. Spring break camps run March 25-April 5 and summer camp starts June 10. Full-day and half-day camp options are available. Register online at watersportscamp. com or call at (858) 539-2003.

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Horizon Prep Spirit Run

The entire Horizon Prep student body — 536 preschool through 8th grade Lions strong — laced up and counted laps recently for the 8th Annual Spirit Run. Since 2006, students have raised more than $374,300 for various Missions projects around the world. This year students are raising money to continue supporting a Medical Horizon Prep 3rd Graders (L-R) Isaiah Boone, Clinic in Tonj, Sudan; Agape Reece Bell and Cooper Whitton. Project International in Kenya; and Compassion International. This year’s total will be announced on May 8. For more information, visit

Horizon Prep Kindergarten student Josh Preske gives it his all in the Spirit Run.

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Summer Learning Adventure Camps to be held at Birch Aquarium Explore the ocean from top to bottom during accredited Summer Learning Adventure Camps at Birch Aquarium at Scripps in La Jolla. Campers ages 4-15 can dive into engaging ocean science programs, where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll meet live ocean animals, investigate marine habitats, learn what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like to be an oceanographer, and more! Birch Aquarium at Scripps offers a fun and safe learning environment for campers to connect with nature while developing an awareness and respect for the ocean. Camps run from June 24-Aug. 23. Visit to review camp descriptions, apply for financial aid, or make a reservation. Cost: $210-$395 per week.

Hullabaloo Family Music Festival coming to Del Mar Fairgrounds April 13 With 14 major national awards in their hip pocket and a nine-year track record of glowing critical acclaim, San Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own â&#x20AC;&#x153;free-range, organicâ&#x20AC;? kid-folk duo, Hullabaloo, now presents its third annual Hullabaloo Family Music Festival on Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Paddock Green. The festival, sponsored by Clif Kid, features the music of Hullabaloo, Steve Poltz, Jambo and Raggle Taggle along with hands-on activities, a musical petting zoo, food and a variety of local family-friendly vendors. Tickets to the festival are $7 per person. Kids under one year are free. For tickets and information and information visit

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Literary Society welcomes author William Landay


illiam Landay, the author of “Defending Jacob,” was the featured speaker at the March 19 meeting of the Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society at The Grand Del Mar. (See story in the last issue or visit The Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society is sponsored by Northern Trust, the RSF Community Center and this newspaper. For more photos, visit PHOTOS/MCKENZIE IMAGES

Mary Ann Fitch, Joanne Reno, Georg’ Ann Fletcher

Midgie Vandenberg, Carol Keeney, Diana McNary

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Lucy Anderson, Mary Ann McCarter

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Dear Dr. Diana, My husband and I both love each very much and between us we have three children. Each of us brought a child with us from our first marriage and we have one child together. Our kids were really little when we first got married and life was pretty simple. But as the kids are getting older, we are starting to have problems. We generally agree with how to discipline my son and our child together. But when his daughter comes over (it’s only every other weekend), all the rules go out the window. My husband transforms into Disneyland Daddy. When the kids were really little, it wasn’t a big problem. I just went with it. But now, there are expectation inequities with regard to chores, manners, bedtimes etc. My son who is around the same age as my stepdaughter is noticing and seems confused by it. I don’t understand why my husband won’t take my concerns more seriously. He kind of agrees but then continues to indulge his daughter when she is with us. I love my stepdaughter but am starting to feel resentful toward her because of the alienation that arises between my husband and I when she is here. How do I explain to my kids that when their stepsister comes over, she doesn’t have to help clear the table or do any chores or that the bedtime doesn’t apply to her? The list is endless. I want her to be an integral part of our family but doesn’t that include following the rules of our household when she is here? —Worried about where this is headed Dear Worried, Raising children can be as rewarding as it is difficult and the same goes exponentially for raising children in a blended family — there are inherently more complications. Your concerns are 100 percent understandable, valid, and resolvable. More on

that in a minute but first let’s try to look at the situation from your husband’s perspective. Divorced fathers run the risk of feeling alienated from their children. Most of the time, the man is the one who moves out of the house with the mom staying in the same house with the children (not always but it sounds like this is the case with your family). Especially when a man has less custody of his children, his relationship can become immediately challenged. Even if the father didn’t want the divorce, divorced dads often feel guilty for leaving their children and putting them through a divorce. If there is an angry ex-wife involved who maligns the dad to their child, it can complicate things further. If that is the case, your husband probably wants to go out of his way to prove in his limited time with his daughter that he is a good guy. He doesn’t want to do anything to alienate her. Even if his ex-wife is cooperative, his guilt and sadness at not having more time with his daughter and “putting her through a divorce” can make it very difficult for him to discipline or say no to her. My guess is that your husband agrees with you in principle but when push comes to shove finds it hard to follow through when the moment presents itself. For couples in your situation, it’s essential to be able to talk with each other openly about how you are feeling. Only then can your partner put themselves in your shoes and begin to understand what you are experiencing. It’s easy to misunderstand each other’s intentions in this kind of situation. Stepmothers in your shoes, who want their husband to be firmer with their children often fear being viewed as the “stepmonster.” And dads can get defensive and feel criticized regarding their parenting. The trickiest part of this problem is really between you and your husband. Feelings of alienation can evolve between you if you don’t have the tools to discuss these problems; this then can create a toxic environment for your stepdaughter and your other children. Points to Ponder: •Try to give each other the benefit of the doubt that at the end of the day, you both mean well. •Take turns sharing your thoughts and feelings. If you go first, have your husband repeat back to you what he heard to see if he got it right before he takes his turn, and then do the same for him. •Focus initially on trying to understand each other before attempting to problem solve. •Not only do most kids want limits placed on them as a sign of caring, your stepdaughter might feel more like a part of the family if the same rules apply to her as the other children.

•It is understandable that your husband and others in the family might want to have special time with your stepdaughter when she is with you. •The feedback that I’ve received from many stepchildren I’ve met with is that they prefer that a fuss not be made when they visit but rather that they be incorporated into the regular family life. I hope that is helpful.

April 4, 2013


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Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest to mark Golden Anniversary with gala event BY DIANE Y. WELCH On Thursday, May 9, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest (PPPSW) will celebrate its Golden Anniversary. The half-century milestone will be marked with the affiliate’s biggest fundraiser of the year, a gala dinner at Hilton San Diego Bayfront. This energizing night will feature a program that celebrates PPPSW’s causes along with an opportunity to reconnect with a motivated community of friends, said Kathleen Strauss, event co-chair along with Nora Taylor Jaffe. Dr. Katharine Sheehan, medical director for PPPSW, with over 30 years of involvement, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and seven honorary chairs will be recognized for their generous contributions to this major affiliate of Planned Parenthood that includes San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties. There will also be a funding match to The Strauss Family Foundation’s pledge of $50,000. Guest speakers include Sarah Weddington, attorney, professor, and women’s rights advocate, best known for sucK. Andrew Achterkirchen, Carolyn Colwell, Kathleen Strauss, Joan Bernstein, Elaine Hanson, Sara Moser, Nate McCay. Photo/McKenzie Images cessfully arguing the landmark Roe v. Wade case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973; Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America; and Jessica Valenti, feminist author and blogger, and founder of Bob Filner, mayor of San Diego, will speak briefly and several local elected officials will be guests. A presentation of video highlights and photographs taken over the five decades will showcase past achievements with an eye on future growth. According to PPPSW’s website, a San Diego clergyman, visiting a parishioner in a maternity ward in 1963, was asked for advice to secure aid in family planning. When he sought out an agency to which he might refer her, he discovered there was none. Because of this experience Reverend Arthur G. Elcombe began to recruit a group who soon established Planned Parenthood of San Diego. Sara Moser became a part of that group in 1968. “I didn’t realize then that it was such a new organization,” she said. Her involvement was personal after she had helped two former neighbors get illegal abortions. Both married – one with three children, the other with four – they each could not afford another child. Soon after that Moser relocated to San Diego. Her move coincided with the passage of the Therapeutic Abortion Act which had been made legal in 1967. “And so I jumped right in,” Moser said. Planned Parenthood is about helping families – and particularly women – control their fertility and have children when they want them, said Moser who reflected that it has been, “great watching Planned Parenthood grow.” What started out as educational outreach then developed into itinerant clinics in other organizations’ locations, eventually became a permanent clinic over a furniture store on Morena Blvd. Moser, then a volunteer, provided pregnancy counseling there but soon became a staff member. She later served on the board of directors and spearheaded raising money for Planned Parenthood’s first building on the corner of Fifth and Hawthorn in San Diego. She was also hired to run a public affairs program and helped create the Action Fund that provided political campaign funding. Samuel Ward, a San Diego attorney — currently serving on PPPSW’s board of directors

— started his involvement on the board of the Action Fund about six years ago. Prior to that he had been active in local politics and focused on Planned Parenthood’s role as a bellwether for political candidates. “If you could get Planned Parenthood’s endorsement, I knew that there were a lot of other things we would agree on. And if you didn’t, I knew that this would be the beginning of a long line of issues that we would disagree on,” Ward explained. As Ward began to become more active in the affiliate, it gave him the opportunity to have a deeper knowledge of the services provided. “Our role in providing no-cost birth control or our role in helping to develop comprehensive sexuality education programs are just a couple of the ways that the organization contributes to our community,” he said. But more than that, PPPSW strives to fill holes in communities where there is a lack of basic reproductive services, he added. To further help fill that need and to continue to fund the 19 health care centers in the region it is hoped that last year’s record of $1 million raised will be topped at this year’s gala. The anniversary fundraiser kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by dinner. “We hope you’ll join us for the biggest night of the year for reproductive health,” said Strauss. Tickets may be purchased online at dinner

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From the beach to baseball, TPHS grad catching success at USC BY ROB LEDONNE When you grow up steps away from the Pacific on Del Mar’s well known 15th Street, odds are you’d want to pursue surfing. However, for Garrett Stubbs, a 2011 graduate of Torrey Pines High School, he’s focused his athletic abilities on baseball — and in a big way. Stubbs is currently in the midst of his second season as part of USC’s Trojan baseball team, one of the most well known athletic organizations nationwide. Garrett Stubbs. “I always wanted to play for USC,” Photo courtesy of explained Stubbs from Berkeley, where USC Sports he’s gearing up for an away game. Information. “Baseball was something I knew I always wanted to pursue.” Like many kids, Stubbs was introduced to the sport by first playing little league, which was followed by a few stints as part of traveling teams. “I was playing both baseball and soccer until I was 13, and then I decided to focus fully on baseball,” said Stubbs. It was around this time when he met Ed Herrmann, a San Diego native and former Major Leauge Baseball catcher. Herrmann, who played for a variety of teams such as the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox in the 1970s, was first introduced to Stubbs through his step-grandfather. Remembers Stubbs: “He asked Ed if he’d be willing to coach me when I was about 10 years old, and he’s been my coach ever since.” Herrmann’s coaching seems to have paid off as Stubbs was a two-time All-CIF Selection while playing at Torrey Pines, a high honor for a high school player. By the summer of Stubbs’ junior year, he was recruited by USC — a dream come true at the time. “High school was awesome for me, I loved it. Hoggie (Herrmann’s nickname) taught me everything I knew about catching up until that point. As long as I could remember, I always wanted to go to USC but never really knew how I was going to do it, or how hard it was going to be to get in,” says Stubbs. “They started to show interest in me during my sophomore year, and by the time I was a junior they asked me to join the team. There was just no question about it and I accepted with open arms.” Stubbs also credits his coach during his time at Torrey Pines, Matt Chess, for his success: “Chess really helped me with my hitting, and became not only my coach but my friend.”

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he Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe held a festive Spring Carnival on March 30 featuring a special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who arrived by helicopter! The event also featured arts & crafts, games & prizes, egg hunt, spring petting zoo, and a lunch buffet. PHOTOS/JON CLARK

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It happens every spring: UCSD music grads showcase their work BY WILL BOWEN There are nine cutting-edge music concerts coming up that will be performed in acoustically excellent facilities with freshly written material by some of the best local emerging musicians â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and eight of these concerts are free! The sole exception is the concert mixing sea and sound at the Birch Aquarium, where the cost is $10. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all part of the annual UCSD Music Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s graduate student showcase called, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Springfest,â&#x20AC;? April 11-18, and it promises to be an interesting, funny, illuminating and sometimes wild event with a wide range of approaches to the composition and presentation of musical sound. Adam Tinkle, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Integrative Studies wing of the music department, organized the program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will be a great diversity of new music â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all of it cutting edge,â&#x20AC;? Tinkle explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a big coming-out party for the music graduate students and it will feature their biggest and most daring ideas.â&#x20AC;? Graduate composition student Bob Pierzak, who sings and plays the piano, added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the largest contemporary music festival in the San Diego area. What is very special is the collaboration of different artists from different disciplines who will create multimedia events.â&#x20AC;?

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than just seeing the usual departmental academic requirements preformed.â&#x20AC;? One of the most promising concerts is called, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pop Suckets.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hilarious and irreverent adultthemed puppet play with the musicians playing the puppets, pushing the extremes of computer-enhanced vocal expression. Computer music student Joe Margilio will play the part of the bee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been preparing all year for this play and I have finally embraced the submissiveness of my character,â&#x20AC;? joked Margilio. Another concert that should not be missed is called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Springfest@ Birch Aquarium.â&#x20AC;? Composition student Richard Johnson created an electro-acoustic tape of water mediation music based on the sounds of Japanese tunes that will be played in the aquarium hallway during the show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The event is modeled on what composer John Cage called a Musa-circus,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a Musa-circus, different pieces are played at the same time, creating a synergistic musical experience, something like visiting a three-ring circus.â&#x20AC;? There will be taped music piped into the aquarium hallways, while live acoustic performers play in front of the main kelp forest tank. Improvisational music will sound at the shark tank. Patrons will be able to stroll around in the dimly lit grotto-like space of the aquarium gallery,


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-005909 Fictitious Business Name(s): Brokerage Boutique Located at: 315 South Coast Hwy. 101, Suite U201, Encinitas, CA, 92024, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Trust. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Rodriguez Living Trust, 315 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Suite #U201, Encinitas, CA 92024. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/27/2013. Russell Rodriguez, Trustee. RSF306. Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-006549 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. FOREVER CHILDISH b. 4EVER CHILDISH Located at: 1701 Tara Way, San Marcos, CA, 92078, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 1701 Tara Way, San

Marcos, CA 92078. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Erika Patron, 1701 Tara Way, San Marcos, CA 92078. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/05/2013. Erika Patron. RSF305. Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 2013 Trustee Sale No. 254657CA Loan No. 1236200813 Title Order No. 1005230 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-21-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 04-18-2013 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded


To place your ad call 800.914.6434 03-27-2007, Book NA, Page NA, Instrument 2007-0204360, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California, executed by: MOHSEN 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 Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE EAST COUNTY REGIONAL CENTER BY STATUE, 250 EAST MAIN STREET, EL CAJON, CA Legal Description: PARCEL A: PARCEL 1 OF PARCEL MAP NO. 7624, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY, JULY 25, 1978 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 78-311523 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS. PARCEL B: AN EASEMENT AND RIGHT OF WAY FOR ROAD AND UTILITY PURPOSES OVER, ALONG AND ACROSS THAT 60 FOOT STRIP OF LAND IN PARCELS 1, 3 AND 4 OF PARCEL MAP NO. 963, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP THEREOF FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY BEING A DIVISION OF THE SOUTH ONE HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST, SAN BERNARDINO MERIDIAN, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF AND SHOWN ON SAID PARCEL MAP NO. 7624 AS ‘’EXISTING 60 FOOT PRIVATE EASEMENT FOR ROAD AND UTILITY PURPOSES’’. PARCEL C: AN EASEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF INGRESS, EGRESS, PUBLIC UTILITY AND INCIDENTS THERETO, THROUGH, OVER, UNDER, ALONG AND ACROSS ALL THAT REAL PROPERTY SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, BEING A STRIP OF LAND 40 FEET IN WIDTH OVER AND ACROSS THAT PORTION OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST, SAN BERNARDINO MERIDIAN IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF LYING NORTHERLY OF THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD SURVEY NO. 476; THE CENTER LINE OF SAID 40 FOOT STRIP OF LAND BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE CENTER LINE OF COUNTY ROAD SURVEY NO. 476 AT ENGINEERS STATION 425 PLUS 11.32, AT WHICH STATION SAID CENTER LINE BEARS

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SOUTH 78 DEGREES 22`30’’ WEST, THENCE SOUTH 78 DEGREES 22’’30’’ WEST ALONG THE TANGENT OF SAID COUNTY ROAD SURVEY NO. 476 A DISTANCE OF 126.52 FEET TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE LEAVING THE TANGENT OF SAID COUNTY ROAD SURVEY NO. 476 ON A LINE WHICH BEARS NORTH 44 DEGREES 19` 30’’ WEST 67.59 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A TANGENT CURVE CONCAVE EASTERLY AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 40 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 75 DEGREES 46`30’’ A DISTANCE OF 52.90 FEET; THENCE NORTH 31 DEGREES 27` EAST TANGENT TO SAID CURVE 7.61 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A TANGENT CURVE CONCAVE SOUTHEASTERLY AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 100 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF LAST SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 34 DEGREES 20` A DISTANCE OF 59.92 FEET; THENCE NORTH 65 DEGREES 47` EAST TANGENT TO LAST DESCRIBED CURVE 143.81 FEET; THENCE NORTH 48 DEGREES 42`30’’ EAST 11.54 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A TANGENT CURVE CONCAVE WESTERLY AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 40 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF LAST SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 103 DEGREES 56` 30’’ A 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 sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 7302727, or visit the Internet Web site (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), or at 1-800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. P1027308 3/28, 4/4, 04/11/2013. RSF304

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-007564 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. California Tile & Granite b. California Custom Tile & Granite Located at: 870 Rancheros Dr. #A, San Marcos, CA, 92069, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 8677 Villa La Jolla Dr., Suite 1126, La Jolla, CA 92037. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: American Tile & Surfaces Corporation, 870 Rancheros Dr. #A, San Marcos, CA 92069, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 03/13/2013. Mario Leon, President. RSF303. Mar. 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11, 2013 T.S. No. 20120013 LOAN NO.: 1503205/GREENWELL NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE UNDER DEED OF TRUST YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 24, 2007 UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that UNIONBANCAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION, as trustee, or successor trustee, or substituted trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by FRANCIS ROBERT GREENWELL, TRUSTEE OF THE FRANCIS ROBERT GREENWELL TRUST DATED APRIL 4, 2006, AND KARI ANNE ALLEN GREENWELL, TRUSTEE OF THE KARI ANNE ALLEN GREENWELL TRUST DATED APRIL 4, 2006 Recorded 4/30/2007 in Book N/A Page N/A Inst. # 2007-0294081 , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego county, California, and pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded 1/20/2012 in Book N/A Page N/A Inst. # 2012-0032273 of said Officials Records, will SELL on 4/11/2013 at 10:00 AM : At the entrance to the East County Regional Center by statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA at public auction to the highest bidder for cash (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) (NOTE: CASHIER’S CHECK(S) MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO UNIONBANCAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: As more fully described in attached exhibit “A” The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 17940 AVENIDA ALONDRA RANCHO SANTA FE, CALIFORNIA 92067 APN# 265-063-01-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address

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he Cathedral Catholic High School lacrosse teams held their second annual Military Appreciation Day on March 23, a benefit lacrosse game with all proceeds going to the Warrior Foundation and the Navy SEAL Foundation. The girls’ and boys’ varsity lacrosse teams each played a home game, interspersed with a performance by the U.S. Navy Parachute Team (the Leap Frogs), appearance by the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard, and singing of the national anthem. For more photos, visit www. PHOTOS/ANNA SCIPIONE

WINSTON continued from page B12 times higher to accommodate programs such as mock trials and business simulations). The school offers added arts, music, drama and sports to supplement its curriculum that meets state standards. Amy Spitler, the director of admissions who also teaches English, started at the school as a receptionist while she was deciding whether to pursue a teaching credential “and fell in love with the program and the students.” “I hear from the kids that they don’t feel like they’re a problem that needs to be fixed,” Spitler said. “We see them as a person first and focus on their unique gifts and strengths.” Peterson, the headmaster, talked about how the school strives for a balance, teaching the students life skills and strategies that they will need beyond school, while also giving

them differentiated instruction that plays to their particular abilities. “We try to help them find something they are good at and like to do,” he said. “We don’t want school to end too early or become a dead end. We want them to be able to make a living … and find their place in life.” To be admitted, a student must have a diagnosed learning difference – a term they use instead of disability. “Often there is a cascade of issues,” Peterson noted. Over the past five years, 95 percent of the students have gone on to at least a two-year higher education program – many to fouryear programs. Some join the military, he added. Through the years, there’s been one person who has observed the changing program and faces. Mindy Kaplan is the administrative assistant. She’s held her job for 25 years and still loves it. She says she’s watched

the vision develop and admires the “forward thinkers” who have led the school and the hard-working, dedicated teachers. After a lengthy struggle and lots of fundraising, the school has a 55-year lease with the City of Del Mar on the Shores site – where Winston has been since 1988 when it was founded by a group of physicians and parents. Now they are getting ready to live up to their commitment to upgrade the campus. Serious planning is not likely to start for a couple of years, with the project seven to 10 years down the road, Peterson said. Meanwhile, they’ll continue to build on a program that each year culminates in a commencement ceremony that Peterson described as “a quasi-religious experience to see where the kids come from and where they’ve ended up … and where the parents end up from a place of despair and wondering about what would be possible for their children.”

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


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Willis Allen Real Estate’s Linda Sansone addresses International Luxury Real Estate Event Linda Sansone, Realtor and CPA with Willis Allen Real Estate, was a speaker at the Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT, held Feb. 24-26 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Participants were luxury sales associates and marketing professionals affiliated with Luxury Linda Sansone Portfolio International®, the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, an international network of more than 500 premier real estate firms. The event sold out, with a record attendance of more than 500 top real estate agents and brokers in attendance. The program was designed to provide participants with insight into high-end consumer preferences and luxury lifestyle and housing trends, focusing on the state of the global luxury real estate sector. Sansone presented information on the Best of the Best sharing insights on what makes the top agents so successful. Sansone was among a distinguished line-up of speakers that included television personality and author Joan Lunden, Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist and a bestselling author Dave Barry, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mortgage Bankers Association Dave Stevens, Vice

Chairman of Harrison Group Dr. Jim Taylor, real estate technology expert Matthew Ferrara, real estate authority Steve Harney, customer service expert Debbie Maier and home positioning specialist Martha Webb. In addition to Sansone, numerous top-producing sales associates shared their unique success strategies. Sessions addressed a range of timely topics, from the latest in generational, lifestyle and social marketing to how to communicate with and consult today’s luxury consumer. In-depth discussions offered reallife examples of how the best luxury real estate specialists can become even more effective, whether consulting clients who are contemplating a renovation, assisting celebrities and VIPs or responding to the needs and preferences of different generational groups. “The Summit was a great opportunity to meet agents from all over the world and to share experiences and insight on the various markets” said Sansone. Launched in 2005, Luxury Portfolio International® annually markets 25,000 of the world’s most remarkable homes, attracting over 1.2 million high-net-worth visitors a year to its award-winning website. Visit for luxury homes for sale throughout the world. For more information about Willis Allen Real Estate, please visit www.WillisAllen. com


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Coldwell Banker team, The Harwood Group, ranks Top 10 in the nation again The Harwood Group, with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Rancho Santa Fe, was ranked among the Top 10 teams throughout North America in the Coldwell Banker® system based on sales volume. Led by Doug and Orva Harwood, The Harwood Group recently earned Coldwell Banker’s most elite recognition for their astonishing sales production throughout 2012, the International Society of Excellence Award, a distinction comprising less than 1 percent of the company’s selling individuals and teams. Furthermore, The Harwood Group ranked #6 in Southern California among all Coldwell Banker individuals and teams. Since 2005, The Harwood Group has been the highest ranking team in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in San Diego Region. “The Harwood Group is an extraordinary team of real estate professionals and we are extremely proud of their numerous accomplishments,” said Marty Conrad, senior vice president and general sales manager of San Diego and the Temecula Valley Region. “Their dedication and commitment to their clients and expert knowledge of our market make them part of a very elite group of real estate professionals. We are honored to have them on-board at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.”

• Event features Betty Mabee Hat Parade

Exclusively Offered at $5,188,000

CA DRE Lic #01461472

GOLD (Gifts of Loving Donors) Diggers to ‘Light Up The World Through Giving’ on May 16

4Br 4.5Ba Approx. 4,000 sq. ft.


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Debbie Carpenter

Rancho Santa Fe Review

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 alfigenator@gmail. com. For more information you may contact Leslie Carter, VP for publicity, at 858-750-2104.


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April 4, 2013


Know Real Estate

When John and Angela list a property, it SELLS!

$N/A 4BR/2.5BA

13395 Jarman Pl.

Fri 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$610,000 3BR/2.5BA

13010 La Porta Point Julie Split-Keyes-Prudential CA Realty

$839,900 3BR/3BA

4297 Calle Isabelino Ria Scoma-Prudential CA Realty

$1,199,000 5BR/4.5BA

4686 Whispering Woods Ct. Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Charles & Farryl Moore-Coldwell Banker (858) 395-7525

$1,299,000 5BR/4.5BA

13578 Ginger Glen Road Charles & Farryl Moore-Coldwell Banker

Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 735-6754 Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 775-4409

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 395-7525


DEL MAR $649,000 2BR/2BA

277 Sea Forest Court Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Kyle Belding-Del Mar Realty Associates (858) 525-2291

$735,000 2BR/2BA

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

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

$998,900 2BR/2BA

12866 Caminito De Las Olas Joseph Sampson-Sampson CA Realty

Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 699-1145

John R. Lefferdink

Angela Meakins-Bergman



CA DRE #00888645

CA DRE #01459726

$1,759,000-$1,775,000 572 Marine View Avenue Thu 12:30 - 2:30pm/Sat 11am - 3pm 5BR/5BA Inna Lazarus-Del Mar Realty Associates (602) 380-1552 $3,199,000 4BR/5BA RANCHO SANTA FE

834 Crest Rd Lisa Straza-Prudential CA Realty

Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (619) 980-5182


Closed in the last 2 weeks: 5324 Grand Del Mar Place, Carmel Valley - represented buyer and seller

$899,000 4BR/4BA

14587 Luna Media A. Smith & N. Layne-Real Living Lifestyles

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 361-8713

$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) 775-3251

$1,699,000 5BR/4.5BA

6840 Paseo Delicias Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm K. Ann Brizolis/host: D. Henry-Prudential CA Realty (858) 756-6355

Lot 323 Road to Rio, The Crosby - represented buyer and seller 508 Glenmont, Solana Beach - represented buyer

Pending this week: 4916 Smith Canyon Court, Carmel Valley - representing seller 15611 Hayden Lake Place, The Crosby -representing seller

$1,995,000-$2,195,000 6411 Via Naranjal Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 5BR/5.5BA P. Rogers/host: M. Stone-Prudential CA Realty (858) 756-1113 Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 335-7700

Low Inventory... Low Interest Rates... Lots of Qualified Buyers...

$2,495,000 3BR/3.5BA

15740 Puerta Del Sol Janet Lawless-Christ-Coldwell Banker

$2,495,000 5BR/5.75BA

6842 Farms View Court Sun 1:00 am - 4:00 pm K. Ann Brizolis/host: M. Stone-Prudential CA Realty (858) 756-6355

$2,495,000 4BR/5BA

6550 Paseo Delicias Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Gallagher & Gallagher-Prudential CA Realty (858) 259-3100

$3,195,000 4BR/4.5BA

6515 La Valle Plateada Bruce Smitham-Coldwell Banker

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

Call us today for a

$3,495,000 4BR/4.5BA

17120 Calle Corte Larry Russell-Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 756-4411

$3,749,000 7BR/7BA

15906 Via Pato Lisa LaRue-Willis Allen Real Estate

Sun 1:00 am - 4:00 am (760) 419-2212


To see a full list of open house listings go to and IF IT'S SHOWN IN BLUE, IT'S NEW!

market evaluation!


April 4, 2013

Rancho Santa Fe Review

The vision of an artist. The precision of a pro. The enthusiasm of an entrepreneur. The integrity of a friend. The dedication of a mom.

Janet Lawless Christ


| Certified Previews® Property Specialist | President’s Elite International

6015 Paseo Delicias, PO Box 2225 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 | 858.756.4481 |

Rancho Santa Fe | $2,195,000 Appx 2+ acres of landscaped grounds. 4 br, loft, play/exercise rm & fam rm. Open beam ceilings, large skylights & wood floors. Detached 2 br guest house.

Rancho Santa Fe | $1,195,000 Quiet 2 bed, 2 bath townhome in the Covenant. Completely renovated including a new suite of kitchen appliances, custom banisters and gorgeous hardwood floors. Private courtyard patio plus 2 car garage plus storage.

Rancho Santa Fe | $2,250,000 Ocean and 360 degree panoramic views about at this wonderful 2.54 acre property in the Covenant! Enjoy the open floor plan in this 5 bed, 5.5 bath home plus 1 bed, 2 bath guest house with its own driveway access. Pool, spa and room for 2 horses.

Rancho Santa Fe| $1,395,000 Stunning 4 bed, 3 bath offering amazing views and impeccable upgrades throughout. Features include remodeled kitchen, custom wood floors, custom built wood cabinetry, and office loft with built in storage.

Rancho Santa Fe | $1,995,000 Rancho Santa Fe Village single story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath Lillian Rice charmer in the Covenant! Glorious fruit and vegetable gardens! Has all the tax advantages of the Mills Act!

Rancho Santa Fe | $2,495,000 Completely remodeled to perfection. Hip & contemporary 3 br, 3.5 ba home in the Covenant. Light & bright w/guest casita & top of the hill views.



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