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National Award-Winning Newspaper Volume 33 Number 26


Providing Three Decades of Quality Journalism

May 29, 2014

‘Toast of the Town’


Boxholder Rancho Santa Fe CA 92067 ECRWSS

Heated campaign for RSF Association board continues

■ RSF Girl Scouts #1 in cookie sales, support military. Page A5.

■ RSF Farmers’ Market slated to open in July. A4


Annette Symon and Cindy Moran show off ‘Jar of Color’ by Mrs. Gerbarg’s thirdgrade class during the RSF Education Foundation’s ‘Toast of the Town & Creative Kids Art Auction’ on May 22 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. See inside for more photos. For photos online, visit PHOTO/JON CLARK

SSF Spring Fling/Art Show Mia Lingenbrink displays her work at Solana Santa Fe Elementary School’s Spring Fling/Art Show/Open House at the campus May 21. See inside for more photos. For photos online, visit www. PHOTO/JON CLARK

BY ASHLY MCGLONE Special to the RSF Review It’s a scene you might expect to see in a City Council race — mailers, ads, signs, websites, endorsements and even voter-registration drives. For thousands of residents in the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant, the elected board of the RSF Association serves as their de facto local government, and some board candidates have campaigns to match. Four candidates are running for two seats on the seven-member board of the Rancho Santa Fe Association, which grants home improvement permits, buys open space, oversees the local golf club and maintains miles of trails in the 5,000-person community. External government agencies provide schools, law enforcement and fire protection. But where HOAs elsewhere have small roles, budgets and resources, officials in Rancho Santa Fe have millions of dollars at their disposal, thanks to the

high home values used to calculate dues. Residents pay 14 cents per $100 of assessed value on their home annually, adding up to $5.4 million in revenue per year, according to the RSF Association’s latest IRS tax filing. Another $6.5 million in revenue is generated by the RSF Golf Club. The Association’s largest expense is $7.7 million to compensate 135 Association employees, most of whom work at the golf club, the 2012-13 tax filing states. It’s a high-stakes election year for those who would oversee the operation. Long-held practices and traditions are being reexamined and questioned, some for the first time. Employee compensation levels are under review. So is an election rule that allows only landed property owners to vote — excluding condo owners, even though they pay dues. Some members want to See CAMPAIGN, page 16

RSF philanthropist to be featured in exhibit highlighting inspirational women ■ ■ See a variety of society, school and community photos. Pages 1-28 and B1-24.

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reich got a full-time job at a carpet company instead of going to college. Inspired by her dedication, her employer helped her financially. All he asked was that she help others one day. “I was able to get through with the kindness of a family,” Westreich said. “Had I not, I could have been, very easily, one of those kids that fall through the cracks of society.” Westreich went on to study design at Woodbury University and UCLA before she met her husband, Stanley See EXHIBIT, page 23

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RSF Association President’s Corner: Thoughts of a retiring board member I am permitting RSF Association board member Larry Spitcaufsky to write this week’s RSF Association President’s Corner column. — RSF Association President Philip Wilkinson BY LARRY SPITCAUFSKY, RSF ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBER First, let me thank all the Covenant members for allowing me to serve you these past three years. It has been a terrific learning experience about governance and our wonderful community. Serving on the board has given me the opportunity to meet so many passionate and involved members. I have learned to respect the traditions and history of the Covenant, and thanks to all the hard work and accomplishments of the past board members we have a wonderful community that we are fortunate enough to live in. We need board members that represent our entire membership and that choose to unite our community not divide us. As an outgoing board member I have some suggestions and thoughts. I recommend the 2014-2015 Association board bring to the Covenant membership an advisory vote to choose one of the three large financial projects that members are most concerned about. Members could choose between highspeed internet, a health club and pool facility, or secondary water resources for the golf course. The vote information should include the estimated capital cost and annual operational expense, as well as the annual estimated restricted reserve expense associated with each project. All this financial information should be approved and reviewed by our Association Finance Committee. The membership needs to make a formal decision so the board can focus on that priority. We need board members that are willing to have an open dialogue with membership about our current assessment process. If our current total assessment revenue was divided equally by our 1,930 assessed parcels each parcel would have an equal $2,500 annual assessment or about $200 a month per parcel. Where can you live and have the privileges of a country club social membership, a dedicated security patrol, 50 miles of recreational and horse trails, a fabulous school, private parks, a dedicated support staff, and many other wonderful amenities for $200 a month? This is a bargain. All members share the same amenities no matter what the value of their property. There are several methods that could accomplish an equal assessment over a number of years that would be fair to all members and to our com-

munity. I do want to personally thank the almost 300 Covenant Garden Club members. It’s not often that a group offers a community a $2,300,000 donation for a Foundation that will benefit the community in perpetuity and it’s voted down. The Garden Club members were very aware that if the purchase had been approved that with a subsequent Association vote the Garden Club building could have been resold on the open market and assuming the selling price was $2,300,000 or more the Community Enhancement Fund’s net effect would be zero. Better than free is a great price! Thank you Garden Club members, I think your generosity and loyalty to our community somehow got lost. As Association Treasurer, the past two years, I have worked closely with the hard-working and dedicated members of the Finance Committees and board members from the Association, Golf Club and Tennis Club, their staffs, and our CFO Steve Comstock. We have been very conservative in our budgeting process and taken our responsibility of overseeing our community resources very serious. Over a year and a half ago the two Finance Committees recommended to our board, and the board approved, a new software platform and supporting hardware to allow us to better financially serve the Covenant members and all our subsidiaries. The new software program gives us better formatted data and modern management tools. Beginning June 1, 2014, we will have a Flash Report available for the management of all subsidiaries, our boards, and the Association membership that will summarize monthly important financial information and create greater accountability. Working with our New Compensation and Benefit Committee and with the important support of our staffs we will recommend to our board new policies that will save the Association well over a million dollars over the next four years. I know between the benefits of the new software, the employee benefits saving, reduced operational expenses, less wasteful legal expenses, and our assessment base increasing, future boards will have significant discretionary funds available to invest back into our community. This is the point that I was going to close, but after reading Phil Wilkinson’s President’s Corner column in last Thursday’s Review I have to admit I share his outlook as a board member. In addition to Phil’s comments, I want to make it very clear that I know very little about PIC. In the

10 years I have lived in Rancho Santa Fe I have attended two of their meetings. I have never heard PIC discussed in an Association board or executive meeting. I am insulted that anyone would suggest I or any of my fellow board members I have served with have voted on PIC’s behalf or for that matter on the behalf of any other group or prominent Association member. Every vote I have been associated with the past three years was made based upon what I thought was best for the entire community. I am tired of the word “transparent.” I truly believe the Association boards I have served on have been totally open and ‘transparent.” One of the first items our board supported was an improved website that would serve as a tool to communicate to the Covenant membership. I encourage Association members to attend board meetings and be “transparent” with your board. We are there to serve and listen at the start of every board meeting. The perfect example is the members that now eight years later are looking in the rear-view mirror at the Osuna purchase. If they had been “transparent” with their concerns and come to a board meeting they would have learned that we instituted a new Community Enhancement Policy two years ago that created specific procedures for property purchased with Enhancement funds. This policy procedure was approved by the board and eliminates any future community suspicions that still surround the Osuna purchase. This is an example of two-way “transparency,” members coming first to the board with their concerns would save valuable board and staff time and, in many cases, wasteful frivolous legal expenses. It would avoid unnecessary negative press that hurts us all. I hope our members have not forgotten that we are a Homeowners Association. We have so many qualified, experienced members living in the Covenant that I just hope the events of the last several months don’t discourage them from being future volunteers. I’ll be playing golf more with my buddies, on my horse out on the trails, or watching old Westerns if anyone needs to get hold of me! One of my favorite Western lines is where one cowboy ask another cowboy “How he knows when another cowboy is a hero?” The cowboy responds, “A hero is a cowboy who dies with an arrow in his heart versus an arrow in his back.” As a community we need to respect and appreciate our heroes, not discredit them.

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RSF Village Farmers’ Market Committee and Sponsors (l-r, standing): Barry Moores, Joe Allis - Porsche of San Diego, Anne Vuylsteke, Filomena Spiese - Veterans Valor Fund, Brennan Perry, Tasha Ardalan - Market Manager, Kelly Dixon - Nature Designs, Janet Lawless Christ, Eamon Callahan; Kneeling: Brandon Janiss - Market Manager. (Not pictured: Rochelle Putnam, Bob Mulholland, Dottie Mulholland, Mili Smythe, Robert Cholewinski)

RSF Village Farmers’ Market slated to launch July 5 The RSF Village Farmers’ Market Committee and sponsors, Porsche of San Diego and Nature Designs, recently announced that they are working to launch the weekly market on Saturday, July 5, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. After three-and-a-half years of working through details with the RSF Association board, the Committee and the generous sponsors now are actively working with the county, designing the look and logo, and custom selecting high-end vendors who will bring their fresh and delicious products to the Village Farmers’ Market, which will be located on El Tordo, between Linea Del Cielo and Avenida De Acacias. Community response to the Farmers’ Market has been significant, with supporters coming from all sectors of the Covenant. “Indeed, Covenant residents of all ages will find the Village Farmers’ Market to be a joyful, casual community gathering place — right in the heart of town!” said Janet Lawless Christ. Proceeds from the market will go to the Veterans Valor Fund, which grants scholarships to returning veterans so that they can obtain agricultural training with the Veterans Sustainable Agricultural Training program at Archi’s Acres in Escondido. For more information, please call Janet Lawless Christ at (858) 335-7700.

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Bipolar Foundation honors ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ director The International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) held its fifth annual fundraiser, “Behind The Mask: Phantom of the Opera Gala,” May 10 at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel. At the gala, David O. Russell, writer-director of “Silver Linings Playbook,” was honored with the IBPF Hope Award for his efforts to instill hope in families dealing with mental illness and improve access to treatments. Released in 2012, the motion picture was nominated for eight Oscar awards. The romantic comedy-drama is the story of the struggles and victories of a man with bipolar disorder following his release from a psychiatric hospital. Russell himself has an adult son with a mood disorder. Based in San Diego, IBPF offers free resources, including a newsletter, webinars and conferences. The organization was founded in 2007 by four mothers of children with bipolar disorder, including RSF resident Muffy Walker. Its book, “Healthy Living with Bipolar Disorder,” includes chapters on suicide, substance abuse, medication treatments, stigma and pregnancy, as well as information on nutrition, spirituality and faith, the workplace, college, social interactions and caregiving. It is available free of charge at

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RSF Girl Scouts #1 in cookie sales, honor military A 14-year-old Rancho Santa Fe Girl Scout has become the San Diego-Imperial region’s top seller for the third year. Roni Nelson, 13, sold 5,104 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, topping her 2013 sales by more than 500 boxes. Another 14-year-old, Melissa Thomas, sold the most boxes of cookies for Operation Thin Mint® (OTM), a local program that sends “a taste of home and a note to show we care” to deployed U.S. military troops. Thanks to her, service men and women will receive 3,127 boxes of America’s favorite cookies. Both girls are members of Troop 1095 of Rancho Santa Fe, led by Julie Thomas, Melissa’s mother. During the 13th annual Operation Thin Mint® Sendoff celebration, held on May 3 aboard the USS Midway Museum. Roni, Melissa — and 29 other Girl Scouts who sold 2,014 or more boxes in 2014 — took center stage with Congressman Juan Vargas and top military. This was the 10th consecutive year USS Midway Museum hosted the sendoff, which is open to the public. More than 2,600 revelers gathered on the historic ship’s flight deck as an Uncle Sam on stilts revealed that generous San Diegans are shipping a total of 198,470 boxes of OTM cookies to troops this year. The colorful event also featured skydivers and a Coast Guard helicopter airlifting a pallet of Thin Mints from the Midway to demonstrate how cookies are delivered to some ships.

In addition to Congressman Vargas, speakers included BGen James W. Bierman, Jr. (Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruit Depot), RADM Patrick J. Lorge (Commander, Navy Region Southwest), Girl Scouts San Diego’s Board Chair Debbie Rider and Girl Scouts San Diego CEO, Jo Dee C. Jacob. The U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force, Army and National Guard were also represented at the event. Delana Bennett of Star 94.1 emceed the ceremony, which included an allwoman, joint service color guard. Sendoff attendees had the opportunity to personally thank military troops for their service to the U.S., and to write notes to accompany cookie shipments. Many also contributed to a collection for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank — donating over 100 pounds of groceries. Wells Fargo was the event’s “Five-Star General” sponsor, with Four-Star General sponsor Cox Communications, USS Midway Museum, Star 94.1 and KOGO also providing key support. San Diego Girl Scouts began Operation Thin Mint® in 2002 to give deployed U.S. military troops “a taste of home and a note to show we care.” Since then, U.S. Navy, Marine, Army, Air Force and National Guard troops stationed in Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan and Korea, and aboard ships around the globe have received nearly 2.5 million boxes of Girl Scout cookies and countless handwritten notes of support from San Diegans. Every dollar of cookie proceeds stays lo

For their cookie-funded Silver Award project, Girl Scouts Eve Maldonado (left) and Roni Nelson (right) of Rancho Santa Fe are supporting Honor Flight San Diego, a local nonprofit. They recently welcomed World War II veterans Andre Chappaz and Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col Bob Friend at the San Diego International Airport as part of Honor Flight’s “Hero’s Welcome Homecoming.” The girls are also among the many Girl Scouts participating in the annual Memorial Day flag placement ceremony at Rosecrans National Cemetery. (Right) She’s #1! Rancho Santa Fe Girl Scout Roni Nelson of Troop 1095 was the region’s top cookie seller for the third year. Pictured: Girl Scouts CEO Jo Dee C. Jacob spotlights Roni — who sold 5,104 boxes — on stage during Operation Thin Mint® Sendoff.

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Marines, mutual aid, and miracles Association board president addresses allegations about Osuna Adobe purchase — a formula to crush wild fires BY JEANNE MCKINNEY When fires broke out May 14, Camp Pendleton fire crews were mobilized on base at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) within 15 minutes after the initial request for support. Second Lieutenant Matthew Gregory said that inside the EOC several agencies are operating at once and report to a Watch Officer, with ultimate authority. “He gave direction and then everyone knew what part they would play. It was controlled chaos making sure our response was appropriate and handled thoroughly.” By May 17, states Gregory, “3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) had provided 80 aircraft to assist in firefighting efforts and flown more than 280 hours, delivering more than 540,000 gallons of water throughout San Diego County.” Twentynine Marine aircraft provid-

Camp Pendleton, Calif. May 16, 2014. Base evacuations. U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Derrick K. Irions ed 722 drops during off-base fire ops. It was an endurance test for the pilots and air crews, according to Gregory. “If they weren’t in the air, they were back on the ground prepping their equipment, making sure everything was good, so they could go right back up.”

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“Several years ago,” he said, “there was a memorandum of understanding drawn between Camp Pendleton, I MEF command, CALFIRE and our local city and county fire departments. When there are fires off base we can provide air assets to them so they can fight the fires more effectively. With all the towns and houses burning out there, we wanted to make sure that residents in the local area were taken care of first.” “If Camp Pendleton and the wild land are on fire it is a concern, but it’s more of a concern to us that people have their homes and communities to go back to.” When the Tomahawk fire broke out near Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook in the northeast section of the base, Camp Pendleton Fire Departments and U.S Forestry combined into one central command unit. While they triaged response, evacuations and security, two more black plumes shot up from the central Las Pulgas and northwest San Mateo fires. The San Mateo blaze threatened area 62 and the School of Infantry that was housing evacuees from the multiplying crisis. It was also the same day (May 16) as the Recon Challenge, an endurance event open to the public. “We did move a lot of people around at any given time,” says Gregory. “It was very demanding, logistically.” About 2,300 people were evacuated and re-evacuated safely. “Any time there’s a fire on board base, Long Rifle (range control) will shut down all [training] ranges and there is a full investigation – then we will reopen,” Gregory said. There were no injuries See FIRES, page 17

Note: This story ran last issue but due to an unavoidable last-minute ad/page change, the jump for the story was on a different page than indicated on the front page. For those who did not see the new story jump page, the story has been reprinted below. property was purchased in 2004 for $8.75 BY KAREN BILLING Rancho Santa Fe Association Board Pres- million by Rancho Osuna LLC. Licosati said ident Philip Wilkinson addressed a “damag- the LLC tried to develop the property but ing” allegation made against the Association couldn’t get it entitled and yet were able to regarding the 2006 purchase of the Osuna sell it 22 months later to the Association for $12 million. Adobe at the May 15 board meeting. “There’s no way the land was worth $12 The allegations were made on an indemillion after the county deemed it couldn’t pendent website and on Facebook. Documents were posted showing that be developed,” said Licosati, noting that the grant deed for the $12 million purchase they could not find any evidence of an apof the Osuna property was signed on March praisal. Licosati also said it was not vetted by 31, 2006, nearly a month before the board the finance committee and that there was a announced the decision to acquire the prop- potential conflict of interest as the chair of the open space committee was an executive erty on April 20, 2006. “I am so sick and tried of what I’ve been at the seller’s company. Both Licosati and Kaiser were living in seeing, I can’t believe what’s going on,” Wilkinson said, noting he felt the post had Rancho Santa Fe in 2006, but they said that political motivations relating to the upcom- this information was not disclosed in the Association’s intent to purchase. ing election of directors. “We didn’t have all the facts,” Licsoati Per the documents on the websites, the notice of intent to purchase was sent to Ran- said. Kasier said everyone gets busy in their cho Santa Fe Association members on April 21, 2006 and members had 30 days to file a lives and they trust the people they have petition to trigger a vote, like was done re- elected to represent them. In this case he cently with the proposed RSF Garden Club feels that trust was broken. “The right question would have been to purchase. During the 30-day period, no ask the membership ‘Are you willing to member objected. Per the RSF Association minutes posted write a check for $6,300 to buy this properon the independent website, discussions on ty?’” Kaiser said. “The broad theme is that we don’t the potential purchase of the Osuna property go back to April of 2005. The sale went think people are asking questions and we’re through the planning committee but did not having open discussions about the Assonot receive input from the finance commit- ciation’s goals and priorities and how our money is being spent,” Licosati said. “We’re tee. Wilkinson said the Association staff and trying to illustrate this is the problem when attorney looked into the matter and refuted you have a closed system…problems develop when you don’t have full disclosure some of the claims. Wilkinson said that grant deeds are usu- about how money is being spent. If we still ally drafted by title companies significantly had that $12 million, we could have done a before closing. The grant deed is dated lot with it.” At last week’s RSF Association board March 31, 2006, but the seller signed on meeting, Wilkinson said if members have April 11, 2006. “Both of these dates are legally irrele- questions about issues they should bring vant because the escrow agent held the them to the board to ask for a full review — grant deed during escrow and the Associa- not blindside them in public. “I’m appealing to the candidates and to tion did not receive the grant deed until the close of escrow on June 8, 2006,” Wilkinson the community, enough is enough,” Wilkinsaid. “It’s doubtful the Association saw the son said of the contentious atmosphere in executed grant deed until the Association re- the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant recently. “We need to put the Association first and we ceived it after the closing.” Rancho Santa Fe residents Mike Licosati need to stop the negativity that’s going on and Alex Kaiser said the findings posted in the community.” Licosati said he hopes that the board about the Osuna purchase were an outgrowth of their work with the Garden Club has learned something over the last month, purchase, taking a deeper dive into past As- to be more open and forthcoming with information. sociation purchases. “We think the community should Licosati said the look into the Osuna purchase was not politically motivated and have far greater discussions on how our the grant deed is a minor complaint; their money’s being spent and that’s not happenbigger issues are with the process, with ing,” Licosati said. Both Licosati and Kaiser said they plan transparency and fiscal governance — they feel the Osuna was a “terrible deal for the to continue to advocate for fiscal discipline in the Association and have both volunmembership.” In their deeper look into the Osuna pur- teered their names to serve on the finance chase, Licosati said they found that the committee.

RSF Library’s ‘2014 Summer Reading Program Kickoff Bash’ to be held June 5 “Pause to Read,” the RSF Library’s “2014 Summer Reading Program Kickoff Bash” will be held on Thursday, June 5, from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Glasgow Children’s Library, RSF Library. The event will feature games, crafts, snacks, Spirit the Clown and adoptable pets from the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Free to the public, all ages welcome. The event is made possible by the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild.


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BY KAREN BILLING Sarah Lackey, a 15-yearold graduate of R. Roger Rowe School, is truly “kind to the core.” The freshman at Cathedral Catholic High School returned to her former school this year to lead a book drive for at-risk and homeless children through her own nonprofit, Books for Friends. The huge haul of over 1,000 books will benefit the Monarch School for homeless children. The book drive’s success far exceeded Sarah’s expectations and she was so grateful for Rancho Santa Fe students’ and parents’ generosity in giving new and gently read books. “I really love the cause that it’s going to,” said Sarah recently, dwarfed by the tons of boxes and bags of books ready to be delivered. Before heading to high school, Sarah spent two years on the student council at Rowe and led two successful book drives benefiting Monarch School, as well as Promises2Kids, an organization that supports foster children. In the last two years she’s collected over 3,000 books and also raised $4,000 for the organizations, her donations doubled by the Philanthropy Club of Rancho Santa Fe. Sarah was also last year’s “Student of the Year” at Rowe and Superintendent Lindy Delaney said it comes as no surprise that Sarah has taken the initiative to start her nonprofit, especially after being instrumental in launching the community service program at the school last year, now called Kind to the Core. “Sarah is a straight-A student and is just one of those people you know will go far in life because she is willing to take a risk and lead and do what’s right for

Current Cathedral Catholic student and R. Roger Rowe School graduate Sarah Lackey led a Books for Friends drive at her alma mater. Photo by Karen Billing others,” Delaney said. Sarah said she has always been very passionate about reading and books so the mission of her nonprofit comes naturally — to make books available for children in need as a means of providing hope, comfort and inspiration. “When I was younger, I found myself alone a lot and when I was reading, books kind of became my friends,” Sarah said. “I knew less fortunate children aren’t able to buy books and I was bothered by that.” Putting books into the hands of at-risk students is extremely rewarding, she said. “The children at Monarch School really love to read so they’re always so happy when we bring the books,” Sarah said “They’re allowed to take the books with them from school and as a lot of them don’t have electronics, the books are their companions sometimes.” For her fledgling nonprofit, Sarah is already planning an event this fall at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The Nov. 5 fundraiser will help raise money for even more books. Sarah is also seeking ambassadors from other area schools to support the Books for Friends mission. For more information, visit

RSF Art Guild President to present oil painting class at RSF Community Center The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is offering two sessions of oil painting classes for adults taught by Kim Doherty, local impressionist painter and president of the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild. Doherty will teach the basics of landscape and still life painting. The “Beginning to Intermediate Oil Painting” class will cover principles of composition and design, drawing, color mixing, use of different brush strokes and the steps

By Kim Doherty to take for a successful painting. All materials will be provided. Space is limited to eight students. To register

please call the Community Center at 858-756-2461 or visit For more information on the instructor and her work, visit Class Dates: 1st Session – Wednesday evenings: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., June 4, 11, 18, 25 2nd Session – Thursday evenings: 6-9 p.m., Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 Cost per session: $325 per student plus $50 materials fee. All materials are provided.


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Record number of checks handed out at RSF Women’s Fund Award Presentation

Chair Victoria Hanlon and Grant Chair Kate Williams Courtesy photos

Richard and Diane Nares of the Emilio Nares Foundation, recipients of a $20,000 grant.

BY RSF WOMEN’S FUND Firsts are always exciting. The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund is celebrating a first this grant season. For the first time ever, all 10 finalists of the comprehensive grant vetting process received grant funds this year. The membership is overjoyed. During the evaluation period, many of the women become passionately attached to the causes of the nonprofit organizations and their ingenious ways of solving long-term issues in our neighborhoods. Giving all 10 grants makes everyone happy. Kate Williams, the grant chairperson, said that the votes for each of the organizations were just too close and suggested the novel idea. The actual checks were recently presented at an event in RSF. Many of the women express the desire to give more. This is possible if more women join the Women’s Fund. Those who live in the zip code 92067 and 92091 are welcome to join. Each member gives $2,250. Together, as a group, the RSF Women’s Fund considers grants that do one of the following: respond to an urgent and critical need, a bold new venture or a new approach to time-worn problems. The recipients of this year’s grant include the following: •Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego - Club K Program •Casa de Amistad - Parents in Action •Mira Costa College Foundation - Machinist Technology Program •New Haven Youth & Family Services - Sustainable Community YouthWorks •North County Lifeline - Life Achievement Centers - Vista and Oceanside •Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County - Beyond School Walls •Cecily’s Closet - Medical Equipment, “Belly Bands,” Room Makeovers •Emilio Nares Foundation - General support for services to children with cancer •Outdoor Outreach - After School Adventure Club •San Diego Second Chance - Job Readiness Program This year the RSF Women’s Fund is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. A huge celebration is being planned for Nov. 5. For more information, visit

‘Theatre Dance Adult Open Class’ offered at Village Church in RSF

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Rachel Ackerly from Cecily’s Closet, a recipient of a $30,000 grant.

A “Theatre Dance Adult Open Class” will be held at The Village Church. Presented by the Drama Ministries, the four master classes focus on how to develop adequate skills to perform in musical theatre productions with fun music and an all - level approach. The classes will be held every Tuesday in June (June 3, 10, 17, 24) from 7-8 p.m. Four-class package is $30. Comfortable shoes and clothing is recommended. Call or email Tamara Rodriguez:, (617)515-5333 or contact Margie Wood at the Village Church (858) 756-2441 X128,


RSF Literary Society author’s novel offers contrasts between two neighboring African countries BY JOE TASH “White Dog Fell From the Sky� is a novel of stark contrasts — good and evil, black and white, hope and despair. The novel, published by Viking in 2013, is the third by Eleanor Morse, a teacher and writer who lives on an island off the coast of Maine. Morse was the featured speaker at the Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society on May 22, held at The Grand Del Mar in Carmel Valley (see event photos on page B18). The novel tells the story of Isaac, a black South African medical student who must flee the country after his close friend is murdered by authorities. Isaac crosses the border into neighboring Botswana by hiding in a secret compartment in a hearse, beneath a coffin containing a dead body. He finds a job as a gardener with Alice, a white woman from America. One thread binding the story together is White Dog, who appears at Isaac’s side after he is unceremoniously dumped out of the hearse at the side of the road. “A thin white dog sat next to him, like a ghost. It frightened him when he turned his head and saw her. He was not expecting a dog, especially not a dog of that sort. Normally he would have chased a strange dog away. But there was no strength in his body. He could only lie on the ground. I am already dead, he thought, and this is my companion. When you die, you are given a brother or a sister for your journey, and this creature is white so it can be seen in the land of the dead,� Morse wrote in the book’s opening page. In an interview before her talk, Morse said she didn’t set out to write the character of the dog as a symbol, but as the story progressed, White Dog took on more importance. “She became a symbol of hope. A benign presence, a light in the darkness that Isaac experienced,� Morse said. Along with the contrasts in the lives of blacks and whites, the book provides sharp relief in its portrayals of South Africa and Botswana, two very different countries, especially in the mid-1970s when the story is set. South Africa was then

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he RSF Education Foundation honored its supporters May 22 at “Toast of the Town & Creative Kids Art Auction.” The event, held at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, was complimentary for all 2013/14 contributors to the RSF Education Foundation and celebrated the “Five-Star Education” programs supported by the Foundation. The event was sponsored by Community Partner and host The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The volunteer Chair for the Toast of the Town was Janie Licosati. The volunteer Chair for the Kids’ Art Auction was Linda Dado. Visit For photos online, visit www. PHOTOS BY JON CLARK

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see money spent on infrastructure to improve telephone and internet service, or to build a new pool and fitness center, and fears of a water shortage at the golf club loom large. There are also differing opinions about the canceled $2.4 million purchase of the RSF Garden Club building. A petition earlier this year prompted a re-vote that ended May 6 with 638 in favor of the purchase and 659 opposed to it. Among the RSF Association board candidates are firsttimers Dominick Addario, a psychiatrist, and Susan Callahan, a communications director for a humanitarian relief organization. The other two candidates, real estate investor Kim Eggleston and incumbent board member Ann Boon, are running together on a slate. For the four, it’s been a tumultuous campaign season replete with personal attacks, accusations of stolen campaign signs, and a local gas station whose owner believes he’s lost business for taking sides. Earlier this year, Eggleston rocked the boat in the community when he sought release of Association employee pay figures and questioned the manager’s compensation package. An ally of Eggleston, board member Boon was ousted from the presidency on a 5-2 vote of her colleagues after asking questions about the Association’s IRS filing and the manager’s $290,000 annual contract. She remained on the board. Boon saw her questions as a duty of office, but others saw her approach as needlessly unpleasant. Longtime Association manager Pete Smith went on medical leave and negotiated a severance with a condition that he never have to be in a room with Boon again. Boon and Eggleston have engaged in a voter registration drive this year, launched after learning many dues-paying residents couldn’t vote because they hadn’t registered. According to the Association, approximately 1,752 people were registered to vote in last year’s board election and 561 ballots were cast. For this year’s election, participation is higher, with 2,070 ballots mailed on May 8 and due back June 9. Boon and Eggleston say there are simple things that

can be done to increase homeowner engagement, such as simplifying the voting process (with its 22-page registration packet) and holding some board meetings at night, instead of 9 a.m. on weekdays. Addario and Callahan both have spouses who previously served on the board. Both were selected by the Association’s board member nomination committee and were endorsed by a local political action group known as the Public Interest Committee. Members of that group propelled Boon’s removal from office for “disrespectful” behavior toward staff. Both Addario and Callahan say the divisiveness brought to the community by Boon must end, and if elected they can bring cohesion back to the board. “It was a very unproductive, conflicted administration, which we have never had in the past,” Addario said. “I would like to return it to better communication and a better style.” Callahan said, “I would hope to bring some of the civility back that we need.” Boon and Eggleston say asking relevant financial questions should be supported, not frowned upon. “I understand that divisiveness has developed in the community since I stood up and asked questions. That was not my intention,” Boon said, adding, “I will continue to ask questions in a polite and civilized way, which I think I have always done.” Eggleston said, “It’s hard to run a transparent government when you don’t know what’s going on.” Addario said that certain issues raised by Boon and Eggleston have been bogus, such as saying the Association has been opaque. “A lot of this about access to information has been blown way out of proportion, and that has to stop,” Addario said. “Access to information has always been there.” The extent of campaigning this year by Boon and Eggleston has reached new heights, according to the other two candidates and residents. “It’s historic. I’ve never seen anything like that. Neither have many others in the community,” Callahan said. “Especially these multiple FedExes coming to everyone’s home with big slick materials, and the expenses are phenomenal.

It’s just hard to understand.” Addario said, “It’s unprecedented that a homeowner association election should have so much advertising.” There are no campaign disclosure filings for HOA elections, but Association guidelines recommend spending no more than $2,500 on campaign expenses, the candidates said. Addario and Callahan said they’ve each spent roughly that amount, while Eggleston declined to say how much he had spent and Boon said she couldn’t say for sure, since many people are volunteering their time and resources. Not unlike higher-level political races, things got ugly in recent weeks when Eggleston’s divorce papers were circulated — with Social Security numbers on them. His ex-wife has since said that despite the claims in the court documents, she would support Eggleston today if she lived in the community. She chastised those who released the court papers. Of all the issues to be tackled by the homeowner association board in the coming year, the largest may be the selection of a new manager. Smith, who has been off the job since February, will retire on June 30.

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als. During the flight, the veterans receive the letters, echoing “mail calls” they experienced during the war. The girls recently met two of the recipients, Andre Chappaz and Lt. Col Bob Friend (a Tuskegee Airman), at a “Hero’s Welcome Homecoming” at the San Diego International Airport. Roni, Eve, Melissa and many other Girl Scouts will participate in the annual Memorial Day flag placement ceremony at Rosecrans National Cemetery. For more information, visit or call (619) 298-8391.


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due to the fires on base and structural damage is to be determined, but looks good, Gregory said. Initial reports indicate minimal loss of equipment or ammunition – with some damage to infrastructure. “It’s been a miraculous event thus far that we haven’t had any big problems,” Gregory said. Nearing $3 million in operating expenses, Gregory speaks the Marines’ mindset. “Everyone is worried about reacting to the crisis and getting to the end of it as quickly as possible. Money and cost is not something we’re going to worry about until the last person is back in their home. “It’s all scalable,” Gregory said. “When the Las Pulgas Fire has 5 percent containment and balloons up to 15,000 acres, every-

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Fairbanks Ranch Country Club wins 2014 Valley Cup Tournament Fairbanks Ranch Country Club recently won the 2014 Valley Cup Tournament — the 25th anniversary of the event. The Valley Cup Golf Tournament was conceived and organized by Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club and The Farms Golf Club in 1989, with the first tournament played in 1990. The event’s goal and creed is to “Foster Friendship, Promote Competition and Recognize Excellence.” The tournament is competed over three days. Each club fields 12 two-man teams playing a match each day, and each day has a different format of play (Singles, Chapman and Better Ball). Scoring for the matches is a Nassau format with each match worth 12 points. At the end of the three days of play, the team with the highest point total is crowned the champion. For the past 24 years Fairbanks Ranch County Club has battled proudly and taken home the cup four times, the last victory being in 1996. The tournament expanded to four clubs in 1998. (The Santaluz Club replaced Del Mar Country Club in 2009.) The event concludes with a black-tie dinner, which includes live entertainment and dancing at the host club. Fairbanks Ranch Country Club (FRCC) was the host venue for the 2014 event. Fresh from a victory in SCGA team play, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club was poised to bring the Valley Cup back to Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, after some 18 years of watching it slip away. During that time Fairbanks Ranch Country Club had been a bride’s maid the more than any of the other clubs (11 times to be exact). Lloyd Sappington and Jim Saivar (FRCC team captains) put together a team that would prove to be one for the ages. After the first day of competition (the singles matches) Fairbanks Ranch Country Club was once again in 2nd place. FRCC was only 6 points behind Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. After Day “2” (the Chapman matches), Fairbanks Ranch Country Club pulled away with a huge effort, earning 94 points to take a 16 point lead over The Farms Golf Club and a 32 -point lead over Ranch Santa Fe Golf Club. The stage was set for Fairbanks Ranch Country Club to break through and win the Valley Cup. The early results of the matches of Day “3” (the Better-Ball matches) posed some “concern” as Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club mounted a comeback, scoring 80 points. Instead, this was Fairbanks Ranch Country Club’s year. With another impressive showing, scoring 84 points, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club sealed the outcome and brought the Valley Cup back to Fairbanks Country Club with its victory on the 25th anniversary of the Valley Cup Tournament. The winning 2014 Valley Cup Team: Ed Cuff, Pete Snyder, Scott Stevens, Lloyd Sappington, Ken Earle, Greg Schwaderer, Jim Saivar, Bob Cahan, Tom McKee, Brad Forrester, Rich Logan, Vince Stefano, Chris Radici, David Allen, Alan Fishman, Michel Kucinski, Steve Haasis, Ken Bozigian, Mike Selsnik, Brett Almquist, Jeff Solomon, Dick Balestri, Tom Barkley, Mike Spinazzola.

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Westreich, and had two children. More than a decade ago, she founded The Westreich Foundation, an initiative-based foundation that aims to advance health and wellness, education and literacy, and leadership. “It just became so ingrained in who I am and what I’m about,” Westreich said. “I didn’t let my early circumstances define who I am, but it did define who I am in the world.” Directed by Alexis Dixon, “My Sister’s Voice” is

the second photo exhibit in a series called “Notes to Our Sons and Daughters.” Held in October 2012 at the Broadway Pier in Downtown San Diego, the first exhibit combated ageism and celebrated wisdom. The first exhibit stemmed from Dixon’s background in mediation, a field he has worked in for more than 15 years both in the U.S. and abroad in government and corporate settings. Although he didn’t plan on turning it into a series, he was inspired to create a second exhibit after hearing the story of Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani

activist known for championing education for girls. She rose to prominence internationally after the Taliban shot her in the head in 2012. “That story just wouldn’t let me go,” Dixon said. “It just held onto me. I had to do something about it.” In an effort to “create a space where women’s voices could be heard,” Dixon decided to create “My Sister’s Voice.” The multimedia exhibition will feature 40 portraits of women from diverse generations and cultures, captured by photographer Pablo Mason. A short

video documentary and a “note” will accompany each photograph. The youngest woman featured in the exhibit is 17 and the oldest is 92. “They have very different journeys, but the spirit and the texture of these women are very similar,” Dixon said. “There’s this force about what it means to be a woman. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Center for Community Solutions, a nonprofit organization that operates the only rape crisis center in the city of San Diego along with a countywide 24-hour bilingual crisis

her would certainly attest to these being two of her best attributes. Midge/ Mom/Oma – you will surely be missed. Please sign the guest book online at www. ranchosantafereview.

for walking the hills and neighborhoods that would remain throughout her life and travels. For Teryl, friendships were forged and challenges confronted while walking. Teryl’s interest in business was rivaled only by her love of family, to whom she devoted her time and consummate love. Teryl met and married Alejandro Macia in San Francisco where their daughters, Alexandra and Isabella, were born. The Macia Family settled in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, where Teryl was active in the community. She loved mornings, music, a cup of tea, and a good laugh, and she shared them all with many close friends, to whom the Macia family are most grateful. Her greatest joy came from being a mother to her beautiful girls. With her unwavering positive attitude, Teryl radiated a spirit that will endure with those fortunate to have known her. In addition to her beloved Alejandro, Alexandra and Isabella, Teryl is survived by her father, Clyde McEfee, and her brothers, Blake and Camden. A Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Church of The Nativity, Rancho Santa Fe, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family has designated The Laughing Pony Rescue and the Church of The Nativity, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, for memorial contributions. Please sign the guest book online at www. ranchosantafereview.

helpline. Founded in 1969, CCS serves more than 11,000 adults and children each year through emergency domestic violence shelters, hospital and court accompaniment, as well as legal and counseling services for those affected by rape, domestic violence and elder abuse. “This event was not just about raising money to us. It is very much in tandem with what we believe and what we’re trying to promote: empowering the voices of women,” said Verna Griffin-Tabor, CEO and executive director of CCS, which has 88 staff members

and 200 volunteers. “Certainly locally, the crimes that we see end up silencing people. People end up blaming themselves for crimes they didn’t commit. We saw this as a way to put a spotlight on women’s voices.” Griffin-Tabor, as well as two of the nonprofit’s clients, are among the 40 honorees. “We are really honored and humbled and couldn’t be more grateful to have this opportunity,” Griffin-Tabor said. “These are 40 amazing women. It’s really an inspiSee EXHIBIT, page 24


Mary Grace “Midge” Duncan 1914 – 2014 Mary Grace Duncan, “Midge” to practically everyone who knew her, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at the age of 99. Born December 3, 1914, in Kansas City, Missouri, Midge acquired her nickname from being the shortest member of her family. She spent the first decade of her life on 7 1/2 acres of undeveloped land outside of Kansas City, Missouri, and also learned to drive by operating a tractor at the age of 13. The Depression brought hard times to her family and a move to Topeka, Kansas. In the 1930’s she attended both Washburn College and Kansas University, and took pride in being both an Ichabod and Jayhawk. She was also Kappa Alpha Theta. While she majored in Physical Education, she ultimately earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. In 1937 she moved to Los Angeles with her parents. She went to MacMahon Secretarial School in Beverly Hills and in 1939

she was employed by the gas and electric company, where she changed meter reader books in Van Nuys. In 1940 Midge married George Wallace “Wally” Duncan, an architect whom she had met back in Topeka. The couple moved to La Jolla in 1940 where they started a family, and then moved into a home that George designed in Rancho Santa Fe in 1949. In the 1950’s and 60’s, she raised four boys, occasionally keeping score for their Little League games. Midge also loved to play golf and watched PGA tournaments as often as she could. As the years went by and the boys grew up, she enjoyed spending time knitting and playing in a bridge group. After Wally’s untimely passing in 1981 Midge worked for many years for the Guild at the Rancho Santa Fe Library, something that complimented her life-long passion for reading. While still remaining active, she moved to Encinitas in 1991 and often enjoyed visits from her grandchildren and playing bunco. She was preceded in death by her parents, Melville Roy and Bessie Pearl Linscott; brother, Scott; and sisters, Lois and Ruth. She is survived by her four sons; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A service in celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at 1:00 pm at the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center. Midge once said she wanted to be remembered for being a kind and loving person. Anyone who knew

Teryl L. Macia 1960 – 2014 Teryl Lynn Macia passed away peacefully among family and friends on May 20, 2014. She fought a courageous battle against breast cancer and remained energetic and positive throughout. Teryl was born November 12, 1960, in San Diego, CA, to Janet and Clyde McEfee. She graduated from Kearny High School and the University of Southern California. She was a leader in many organizations including her service as President of the Beta Alpha chapter of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Upon graduation, Teryl embarked on a career in business, distinguishing herself as an entrepreneur and risk taker who founded a successful national maintenance services and media company. Her business took her to San Francisco where she developed a love

Virginia Bowles Dewey 1922 – 2014 Virginia “Ginny” Dewey, Rancho Santa Fe resident for 65 years, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on May 19, 2014. Virginia was born August 5, 1922, in Pasadena at the El Mirador Ranch to Potter and Margery Hoffman Bowles. She lived some of the time in Pasadena and spent her high school years in New Canaan, Connecticut, coming back to summer at the family house in Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach. She met her future husband, David, in kindergarten in Pasadena. They were married January 1943 when second lieutenant David B. Dewey Jr., was an instructor pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps. After WWII, Ginny and David moved to Rancho Santa Fe where David worked at Convair in San Diego as an aeronautical engineer and Ginny raised their seven children. Ginny loved hiking the High Sierras (summiting Mt. Whitney more than once), camping in Baja, body surfing at 25th St. in Del Mar and traveling

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the world. She flew copilot with David in single engine airplanes, raised her many dogs, played tennis, read voraciously and was an accomplished knitter and needlepointer. Ginny taught both tennis and piano. She worked at her beloved RSF Library and Guild for about 30 years, reluctantly retiring only two years ago. Patrons always knew she would recommend the “nice” books. She was a faithful member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Rancho Santa Fe for 65 years. Ginny is survived and deeply missed by her seven children, David Dewey III (Lynn McLaren) of Santa Cruz Island, Diane (Bill) Gow of Sandpoint, Idaho, William (Anne) Dewey of Santa Barbara, Lee Dewey of San Marcos, Robert Dewey (Cristina Ruffini) of San Diego, Nora Dewey of RSF, and Andrew (Cathy) Dewey of Carmel Valley; and her five grandchildren. The family would like to thank Elizabeth Hospice of Escondido and Ginny’s fellow church members for their loving attention these past few weeks. And a special thanks to her caregivers, Anna Martinez, Melissa Nickell and Kathy Walker, who were more than caregivers, but part of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family would like any donations be sent to Rancho Coastal Humane Society, the Pacific Crest Trail Association, and the Nature Conservancy. No services are planned. Please sign the guest book at www. ranchosantafereview.


Education Matters/Opinion A vote for decency on the county school board

BY MARSHA SUTTON A lawyer once told me he would rather defend rapists and murderers than dive into the ugly world of education politics. Although joking (sort of), I take his point. Having written about education for the last 18 years and suffered more than my share of abuse for the positions I have espoused, I vowed never again to enter into a debate about the merits of one candidate over another for school board seats. That was until I learned that words I had written over three years ago had been dug up and used, actually misused, on a hit piece mailer. These words were reprinted without my permission or knowledge, taken out of context, and included to push the agenda of a candidate I do not support. Furthermore, the quote expressed my anger at a unanimous vote taken by an entire school board, not the one individual the hit piece targets. Using my words in this way is deplorable, deceptive and, sadly, likely very effective â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially considering that the mailers were sent to voters in North County who reside in communities beyond the readership area of this newspaper and may never see this column. Vying to replace Sue Hartley on the County Board of Education for District 5 are Doug Perkins and Rick Shea. Three hit pieces supporting Shea have been mailed in the last few weeks, all of them slamming Perkins, while Perkins has had one distributed that never mentions his opponent. Just on the surface, knowing nothing else about the two candidates, which would you support? The one twisting facts to relentlessly blast his opponent, or the one refusing to engage in negative advertising? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the second mailer, which oddly enough I never received, that contains my quote. The first and third pieces appeared in all

their nasty glory in my mailbox, but not the one with my name on it. I learned about it only from others. The fragmented sentence quoted in the piece is this: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A monumental misuse of taxpayer money and an embarrassment for the local community.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Marsha Sutton, Del Mar Times This is the full quote, which ran in a column published Sept. 1, 2011: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The irresponsible allocation by the Del Mar Union School District of the Federal Education Jobs Funds during a financial crisis is a monumental misuse of taxpayer money and an embarrassment for the local community.â&#x20AC;? The point of that 2011 column was to alert the community to the Del Mar Union School Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision, supported unanimously by all five trustees and then-superintendent Jim Peabody, to spend a one-time allotment of $500,000 in Federal Education Jobs Fund money by giving cash bonuses of $1,000 to all full-time employees in the district. Although the misallocation of free money still aggravates me, what aggravates more is the implication in the mailer that my anger was directed solely at Perkins, one of the five trustees. To extract a phrase from something written nearly three years ago, and use my words to give the false impression that I support Shea, is despicable. When I asked about the mailer, Shea, who ran unsuccessfully in 2010 for the San Dieguito Union High School District school board, wrote in an email, â&#x20AC;&#x153;As Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure you know, the mailer is not my mailer. It was put out by AFT.â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right: All three hit pieces were paid for by the American Federation of Teachers union, so Shea has cover and Nixonian-like plausible deniability. I wrote back the following message but never received a reply: â&#x20AC;&#x153;So does that mean you disavow the contents and accept no responsibility for the piece?â&#x20AC;?

Marsha Sutton As an aside, the Del Mar teachers union strongly approved that cash give-away in 2011 and applauded the school boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action. How ironic that the AFT is appearing to criticize Perkins for supporting the cash bonuses. Also ironic is Sheaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawn sign slogan, which reads: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quality education â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not politics.â&#x20AC;? Really? Not sure how his campaign could be more political. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not all. Each of Sheaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mailers contains a list of endorsements, but at least one of those listed did not endorse Shea and asked that the name be removed. It was not removed and continued to appear on the second and third mailers. How many other â&#x20AC;&#x153;endorsementsâ&#x20AC;? might also not be true? Arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we better than this? Why would any upright citizen want to run for elected office when they would be subject to this kind of personal abuse and undeserved negativity? By contrast, Perkinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; direct mail piece, paid for by advocates for the California Charter Schools Association, never mentions his opponent and focuses only on his own qualifications for the seat and his long list of solid credentials. If you know little about ei-

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ther man, Perkins is the one running the decent campaign that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stoop to shameful attacks on opponents, disgraceful deception, and win-at-all-costs tactics. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Marsha Sutton can be reached at Upcoming topics: â&#x20AC;˘San Dieguito Union High School District athletes scheduled for sports physicals next week through their foundations should know that, despite language indicating otherwise, students do not need to pay their foundation $25 for physicals. Going through the foundation is optional, even though flyers did not make that clear. Furthermore, a legal complaint charges that the school district may be on the hook to pay for sports physicals entirely. â&#x20AC;˘Should students be charged a permit fee to park their cars in school parking lots, when teachers can park their cars for free? â&#x20AC;˘Look for the school district to reimburse families this year that paid graduation cap-and-gown fees which it appears were charged illegally. â&#x20AC;˘A legal challenge may mean studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tests, upon request, should be allowed to come home for parent-student review. â&#x20AC;˘ Why one obscure exposure of an invoice payment may mean less transparency for everyone on San Dieguito school board agendas.


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rational exhibit.â&#x20AC;? A book featuring the black and white photos, as well as bios of the women, will be available for sale at the exhibit and online. Proceeds will also benefit CCS. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a stunning book,â&#x20AC;? Westreich said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The photographer has really brought out something in each of the women. You can really see something behind their eyes. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a window into them.â&#x20AC;? The VIP reception begins at 5 p.m. June 6, followed by the general reception and exhibit at the Broadway Pier, located at 1000 North Harbor Drive in San Diego. General admission costs $175. VIP tickets cost $250. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope others recognize that the way to transform the world is to begin by listening to others,â&#x20AC;? Dixon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are the people we live with. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our community. The greatest gift we can give members of our community is to listen to them. And simply listening to the story of another person opens the door for them to listen to you.â&#x20AC;? For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, visit For more information about CCS, visit For more information about The Westreich Foundation, visit

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In the RSF Review’s reporting of the 5 percent raise granted to the General Manager of the Santa Fe Irrigation District by its Board of Directors at the board’s May 15 meeting (a 3-1 vote, with “yours truly” casting the only “no” vote), there is a reference to the compensation of Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s General Manager, whose pay is about the same ($217,117 per year, compared to the $213,140 awarded to the GM of SFID). Okay, let’s compare districts, and the responsibilities of the General Managers. OMWD has three times the number of customers, services a territory three times larger, and delivers three times as much water as SFID. Olivenhain is also a fully integrated water agency, offering its customers more than just potable drinking water; it also reclaims wastewater to produce recycled water, unlike Santa Fe, which must buy recycled water from other agencies. If SFID is onethird the size of OMWD, with a smaller scope of operations, shouldn’t its GM pay be substantially lower, not the same? On top of the $213,140 salary paid to its General Manager, the Santa Fe Irrigation District contributes to the Public Employee’s Retirement System (CalPERS) another $28,000 for a defined benefit pension plan, making the total cash cost to the rate payers over $240,000 per year. Now that the board approved a 5 percent raise for the General Manager, will the board also raise salaries for middle management, as happened in 2012? (“Yours truly” voted “no” on both of those raises). On June 19, at the regular monthly board meeting of the Santa Fe Irrigation District (8:30 a.m.), there will be a public hearing on the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. At the last board meeting, when the budget was on the agenda for final discussion, only two members of the public attended (and both provided useful input). The June 19 public hearing on the budget will be the final opportunity for rate payers to speak up about next year’s budget that includes the recent 5 percent salary hike. John Ingalls, Director, Santa Fe Irrigation District since 2002

Who’s taking down signs? Everywhere in San Diego County campaign signs are going up. Many of these signs are being incorrectly put in the public right of way or on public property (telephone/light poles, etc.) which is not permitted and often quickly removed by code enforcement personnel. However, signs that are put on private property, residential or commercial can be put up with the permission of the owner according to the local jurisdictions rules. For example, properly placed political signs are generally allowed a month before an election and then removed promptly thereafter. The RSF Association does not allow signs on their property and they, like the County, will remove signs that do not conform to their rules. There are also standards for signs that are permitted on private property. Conforming temporary signs on privately-owned property with the permission of the owner are allowed. The removal of any of these signs by anyone other than the owner is governed by either (1) general theft and vandalism statutes, and/or (2) regulations set forth in the Covenant itself and can be pursued by the property owner. There have been plenty of examples of penalties for removing and/or defacing private property signs in nearby communities. Unfortunately, there are also many missing signs taken from private properties illegally in Rancho Santa Fe in recent weeks. Who’s taking down signs on private property? It’s illegal and not nice behavior that is unfortunately happening in our community. Marion Dodson RSF

Will the board answer these questions for members? Osuna Purchase: Who negotiated for the RSF Association (RSFA)? Was there an appraisal? Did RSFA pay $7 million too much? (or is information also subject to a nondisclosure agreement?) Voter Registration: Do eight pages of instructions and 14 pages of forms make member voting registration easy for members and staff, or does it say: “Don’t Register?” Confrontation: Does it make sense there was not “one peep” for 2.8 years about a board member’s lack of tact, until that person started asking important questions? Annual Manager Reviews: Why do so many ex-board members not remember conducting comparative pay studies for the ex-manager’s annual reviews? Why no changes made to the manager’s contract in 18 years? Nondisclosure Agreement: Does NDA protect a decade of RSFA boards? Severance: Does a $160,000 payment (equivalent of eight months !) for unused vacation time indicate good governance and supervision of the ex-manager by past boards? Disclosure: Why won’t the board disclose the dollar amount of unused sick leave and vacation, and confirm there are no other undisclosed aspects of the manager’s separation?

Manager Job Search: Why is it necessary to draft a “job description” now? Is having no job description good governance? Board Campaigns: Who benefits by limiting candidate comments to three minutes at the Annual Meeting? Does this format increase the impact of a negative whisper campaign? Why not revive a cordial Candidate Forum next year? Issues & Our Collective Future: Why is only one side talking about issues? Open Space: Can we make better use of our open space? What good is $17 million in open space if we don’t know where it is, can’t see it, and can’t use it? Priorities discussion? Legal Expense: Can $150,000 this year be excessive, but $600,000 annually 10 years ago not be enough? Why spend $1 million to deny one member a wrought-iron fence that 70 others have? Bylaw Changes: Why are so many changes needed now? Were the changes in the past decade politically driven? Negativity: Does anyone still believe it is better to turn the board upside down, instead of voting down bad proposals 1-to-6 after civil discussion? (RSFA President bemoans the current “negativity” — May 22 Review). Angels: Do we need angels? Bill Strong (RSFA Director 2001-04)

A Simple Choice Like most of you, I am weary of the divisiveness in our community resulting from the current campaign for two seats on the Association Board of Directors. When we moved here 16 years ago, we were charmed by our welcoming neighbors, the strong sense of community, and bucolic lifestyle. Of course there were issues and disagreements, but they were discussed – and resolved – respectfully and civilly. In a letter to the Review last week, the author called for the new board to find a way to bring the community together again – whoever is elected. I don’t envy them their task, following a campaign season that has been characterized by expensive mailers and deceptive web sites that are littered with straw-man issues, innuendo, half-truths, and outright fabrication. And, to paraphrase Samuel Johnson, we know that power and money are not sufficient evidence of truth. This election is not about the Osuna Ranch, which is old news. It is not about transparency, since all candidates have stated that they will work to maintain and improve transparency in Association board affairs. It is not about PIC, which did not nominate or endorse any of the current Association directors. Nor is it about any other half-dozen or so diversionary non-issues. This election is about choosing two new directors who can and will work constructively and cooperatively with the rest of the board to bring our community together again and address the legitimate issues that face this board over the next three years. Bill Weber Rancho Santa Fe

A good leader A good leader…. Wow! Now there’s a question that should be asked right about now! A good leader keeps his/ her advisors close, respecting their knowledge, expertise, and perspective. He/She listens intently to all comments of the public, as well as the private. He/She retains control of his/her governing board, making sure that all avenues are investigated before decisions are made. A good leader appreciates and rewards his/her employees for their dedication, their knowledge, and their expertise. He/She ensures that all the elements are working in harmony, teaching critical thinking amongst his/her subordinates and colleagues and that it is being exercised with positive delivery to all parties interested. A good leader is transparent in his/her behavior and attitude and maintains an open door to all. There are no secret liaisons or powers in the shadows for a good leader, because leaders will not be dictated by shadowed powers. A good leader doesn’t have a personal agenda. A good leader is the final word so his/her analysis of all situations for which he/she governs must be carefully vetted out and not aligned with any one side broadcasting and advertising to antagonize the opposing side. A good leader will wait to express his/her final decision/opinion because there are compelling arguments from all sides, and almost never is one side’s opinion 100 percent correct or wrong. A good leader won’t be drawn into the battle of opposing sides because he/she has to keep the balance between all parties – that’s his/her job! The buck will stop here so the leader has to be make sure he/she is accountable, comfortable that he/ she’s done what he/she’s supposed to do to make the best decisions for his/her constituents. As you come to your final decision on who to vote for, can you see who the good leaders are and who has dropped from a leadership role and been drawn into the battle with a side chosen, broadcasting and advertising their pre-determined decisions? Has your choice done their due diligence in drawing their conclusions? Is that the kind of leader you want to protect this idyllic and pristine community? Is that the person you want making the decisions about you and your property? Is that the person who will lead this community for the good of all its members? These are the questions that need answering. Listen intently. Ferret out the truth and don’t believe everything that’s printed. Lois Jones LETTERS 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.









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Section B

R. Roger Rowe Middle School ‘Career Expo’


. Roger Rowe Middle School and The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation presented a “Career Expo” May 23 to inspire, interest and inform Middle School students by giving them early exposure to various career possibilities through the real world experiences of the school’s parents. Students rotated through four group sessions led by parents experienced in areas such as technology, healthcare, entrepreneurship, real estate, law and finance. They will get a brief introduction to these sectors, what workers do in them, how they came to be in them and what opportunities might lie ahead. The Middle School Career Expo was sponsored and organized by Greg and Rebecca Arnold and supported by the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation. For photos online, visit PHOTOS BY JON CLARK

Financial advisor Todd Frank speaks at the ‘Career Expo.’

R. Roger Rowe School Field Day


. Roger Rowe School students participated in a variety of athletic activities during Field Day May 23. According to the RSF Education Foundation, Field Day is a “popular school event that recognizes students in the area of athletics and gives the opportunity for team play, healthy competition and outdoor recreation as part of the complete physical education program at the R. Roger Rowe School.” The RSF Education Foundation and its parent volunteers organized the event. For photos online, visit www. PHOTOS BY JON CLARK

Kate Collier, vice president and treasurer of Sempra Energy, speaks to students at the ‘Career Expo.’

Financial advisor Todd Frank emphasizes saving.

Real estate investor and reality TV host Chief Denney speaks.

Lauren Reynolds speaks about being a television journalist.



Elementary Institute of Science announces an San Diego County Fair returns to Del Mar on June 7 international volunteering trip to honor its 50th Anniversary BY KRISTINA HOUCK •Through their support, RSF residents Lola and Walter Green are making the trip possible for students.

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Students in the Commission on Science that Matters (CoStM) program at the Elementary Institute Science (EIS) are taking their volunteer work to the next level. Longtime EIS supporters and RSF residents Lola and Walter Green, who also support the ideals and principles of the “Me to We” organization, are underwriting the costs to provide five Commission students with the opportunity to participate in a volunteering trip to Ecuador with “Me to We” Aug. 3-16. This trip takes place deep in indigenous communities of the country’s rugged mountains or in the lush Amazon region. Ecuador’s natural landscapes are an ideal place to learn about conservation, biodiversity and rural development issues. The names of the students selected to participate

in this extraordinary journey were scheduled to be announced on May 27 at EIS (after presstime for this newspaper). The students are representatives of High Tech High, Helix High School, San Diego High School, Francis Parker and the Coronado School of the Arts. The selection process for the students included two interviews, an application and a one-page written response. The announcement will be a celebration for all students that applied as even those students who are not selected will receive an exciting consolation prize that the Greens announced at the May 27 event. As part of EIS’s 50th Anniversary, Walter and Lola Green felt that there could be no better investment than providing these exceptional students with a life-changing global experience. “It is so wonderful to see their excitement and pride knowing they have the opportunity to change lives in another country as well as empowering themselves to give back and be the change,” said Doris Anderson, executive director of EIS. “The Commission on Science that Matters See TRIP, page B22

Food, fun and all things “fab” returns to Del Mar when the San Diego County Fair opens on June 7. This year’s theme is “The Fab Fair,” celebrating the British Invasion that “changed the music scene in America and the world,” said Tim Fennell, CEO and general manager of the Del Mar Fairgrounds, during the May 21 press conference and event sneak peek. The month-long fair will feature British music, pop culture and several exhibitions, including two Beatles photo exhibits. “The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes” is a collection of 80 never-before-published photos of the band’s first U.S. performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in February 1964 and the 20-city tour that followed, which included San Diego in 1965. “Give Peace a Chance” commemorates John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “bed-in” for peace in 1969. Both exhibits will make their California debut during the fair. The fair will also feature eight stages of entertainment, including 24 days of Beatles’ music.

The fair will feature eight stages of entertainment, including 24 days of Beatles’ music with acts such as The Fab Four, a California-based tribute band paying homage to The Beatles. “Every year we pride ourselves on bringing to the fair industry and our guests new and exciting themes and entertainment that are loads of fun and appeal to the entire family,” Fennell said. “Creativity, innovation, education, novelty and good old family fun makes the San Diego County Fair, in my humble opinion, the best fair in the world.” As the largest annual event in the county and one of the top 10 fairs in the United States and Canada, the San Diego County Fair attracts more than 1.4 million fairgoers each year. One of the biggest draws? Food. Fair mainstay Chicken Charlie’s is back. Last year, his top seller was deep-fried cookie dough. This year, Charlie is serving a triple cheeseburger on Krispy See FAIR, page B22

FAMILY ARTLAB: PAINTING MASTERS SATURDAY, JUNE 21 > 2–4 PM Learn about and make art as a family at MCASD’s Family ArtLAB! Take a guided tour through our current exhibition, Treasures of the Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, featuring examples of contemporary art from one of Mexico City’s premier museums, and then work together to create art inspired by the exhibition. $10 > Member and Military Admission $20 > General Admission (Prices include two adults and up to three youth)

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(Left) DFS Board Members: Beth Broussalian, Stacy Modogno, Pam Snyder, Kelly Hughes


anyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars held its 2014 Dollars for Scholars Awards Ceremony on May 20 at CCA’s Proscenium Theatre. Students were called on stage where their awards were presented. See more page B5. For photos online, visit www. PHOTOS BY JON CLARK

Ole Prahm of RSF Rotary had presented a scholarship award to Hannah Houts.

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Ole Prahm presents an RSF Rotary award to Becky McKinney for Maxwell McKinney.

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Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars awards scholarships An exceptional group of seniors from Canyon Crest Academy were awarded scholarships at the Canyon Crest Dollars for Scholars (DFS) Awards ceremony on May 20 at the CCA Proscenium Theater. “Readers volunteering for DFS as well as volunteers from our school and local community reviewed 197 applications from CCA students, representing an 11 percent increase from the previous year,” said Beth Broussalian, CCA DFS board president. “ Each application was scored anonymously based on a detailed rubric that evaluated details of the student’s extracurricular activities, leadership experience, honors, awards, and academic achievements. This year, we are delighted to award scholarships totaling $32,150 to 57 students in the CCA Class of 2014.” 2014 scholarship recipients excelled in academics, athletics, and the arts both at CCA and in the community. These talented seniors are planning majors as diverse as neuroscience, film, environmental engineering, computer science, music, industrial design, and theater. Colleges and universities they will be attending include Amherst College, Arizona State University, Bates College, Brown University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal Tech, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Long Beach State, MIT, Minerva Schools at KGI, Princeton University, Santa Clara University, Stanford University, University of Arizona, University of British Columbia, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UCSD, University of Chicago, University of Minnesota, USC, and Williams College. Funds awarded in CCA DFS Scholarships are sent directly to the student’s college or university to offset tuition expenses. Scholarship funding came from many CCA families and alumni, the community, and generous individual donors to the DFS fundraising programs of CCA Directory, Graduation Lei sales, and Driver’s Ed. CCA families supported scholarships from the CCA Improv Club and CCA Science Olympiad. Corporate donors included Ducerus and the Price Foundation. Corporate scholarship sponsors included Del Mar/Solana Beach Optimist Club, Del Mar/Solana Beach Rotary Club, Hansen Surfboards, ITW Founda-

CCA Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors: Front row: Bhuvana Ramanathan, Beth Broussalian (President), Angela Marshall, Nelar Wine; Middle row: Paige Heenan, Amanda Chin, Ruth Schorr, Debbie Lindgren, Pam Snyder; Top row: Alexis Larky, Stacy Modugno, Marty Foltyn, Kelly Hughes. tion, North Shore Girls Softball, Pardee Homes, Rancho Santa Fe Rotary, Wells Fargo-Torrey Hills Branch, and Mission Federal Credit Union, who also sponsored the Awards Ceremony. For the first time in the history of CCA DFS, the Dream Fund Scholarship honoring Dr. Maurice M. Salter was awarded. This multi-year, performance-based scholarship, sponsored by DFS Board Member Patty Contreras of Patty Contreras Realty, will be renewable each year of the student’s higher education, up to a total of four years. The CCA DFS Board thanks each of these donors who made scholarships possible. CCA Dollars for Scholars fundraising events continue with Graduation Lei sales now until May 30 and upcoming Driver’s Ed classes June 16-19 and Aug. 18-21 at Canyon Crest Academy. More details can be foundon the CCA DFS website at www.canyoncrest.dollarsfor

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Collaboration on Globe’s ‘Dog and Pony’ looks promising BY DIANA SAENGER The three collaborators behind the Old Globe’s world premiere of the romantic musical comedy, “Dog and Pony,” are playwright Rick Elice, composer Michael Patrick Walker and director Roger Rees. The trio has much in common and their body of work is well noted. The plot follows a successful screenwriting team, Mags and Andy, as their professional relationship evolves into something more. Blending three different talents on one project takes a lot of collaboration, and that’s something Elice said he enjoys doing. Elice also penned “The Addams Family,” “Peter and the Starcatcher,” and with Marshall Brickman co-wrote “Jersey Boys,” which won the 2006 Tony Award, 2007 Grammy Award, and 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical. “The screwball comedies of the 1930s and early ‘40s dealt with the imitate circumstances between men and women in the workplace, who were not husband and wife,” Elice said. “In my experience, I found myself in a situation that was intimate, even romantic at times, and it seemed to

Jon Patrick Walker appears as Andy and Nicole Parker as Mags in the World Premiere of Dog and Pony, with book by Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Michael Patrick Walker, and directed by Roger Rees, May 28 - June 29, 2014 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox. supersede other relationships in our lives. Eventually, things changed from incredibly seductive to a little sour.” It was while acting in a play by Elaine May (half of the of Mike Nichols and Elaine May comedy team) that Elice said he began to talk to her about their personal relationship. “Her voice stuck in my head and I decided I wanted to write a story about a girl like her and a guy like me, not a marital-sanction relationship guy, and how that would wreck everything eventually,” he said. “The pleasure for me in collaborating with Michael, a wonderful composer and lyrist who wrote ‘Altar Boyz,’ and ‘Land of Dreams,’ is the songs seem to grow out of the dialogue in a way that is stealthy, clever and not corny. “ ‘Dog and Pony,’ feels very modern, but is not divisive in its structure because before you realize it, the characters are not speaking anymore they are singing.” It was director Rees (“Julius Caesar,” “The Merry

Wives of Windsor”), who got the call from Globe’s Artistic Director Barry Edelstein who was looking for a good new musical. Rees suggested he try “Dog and Pony.” “When Barry asked me about Roger directing I said, ‘could I be that lucky?’” Elice laughed. “Roger is a wonderful director. He directed ‘Peter and the Starcatcher.’ He knows so much about the theater and is so good in the room. Actors love him.” “I think I’m hard wired into musical theater in particular because it’s still around … as humans, we respond to sitting in the dark with other people having a socializing experience where we all witness something that’s happing before us that is probably not true, but for two hours of time, we are happy to believe it is true.” Note: Elice’s “Jersey Boys” the movie hits theaters in June. If you go: “Dog and Pony” plays matinees and evenings through June 29 at Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park Tickets from $35 at (619) 23-GLOBE.

35th Annual Fiesta del Sol to be held in Solana Beach May 31-June 1 The 35th Annual Fiesta del Sol will be held on May 31 and June 1, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach. The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce will present this free event to kick off summer in Solana Beach. Once again, the Belly Up has lined up a great list of musicians to perform over the two-day event, which also includes local community talent. The event also features arts and crafts, children’s games, great food, beer and wine gardens, shopping specials at the Cedros Design District and more. The parking options have been expanded, making it easier to park and catch a free shuttle. For more information, please visit www.fiestadelsol. net

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus ‘Life’ season ends with ‘Ode to Common Things’ The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) will present its final program of a season celebrating David Chase’s 40th anniversary year as choral director, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7 and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8 at Mandeville Auditorium on the UC San Diego campus. Music Director Steven Schick will open the concert conducting the orchestra in Leos Janácek’s “Zárlivost” and the high spirits of Haydn’s “London Symphony.” Chase will conclude his anniversary year leading orchestra, chorus, three vocal soloists, and virtuoso guitarist in a chorus favorite, Cary Ratcliff’s “Ode to Common Things.” A pre-concert lecture will be offered one hour prior to concert times. Tickets are $15-$29 at (858) 534-4637 and


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Q&A: Writer’s Roundtable interview with screenwriter and novelist Terry Hayes •Author to appear at June 8 event at Warwick’s in La Jolla. BY JARED KURITZ AND ANTOINETTE KURITZ Road Warrior/Mad Max 2, Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome, Payback with Mel Gibson; From Hell starring Johnny Depp; Vertical Limit with Chris O’Donnell; and Dead Calm with Nicole Kidman are just a few of the movies which list Terry Hayes as screenwriter. And now, after years spent writing for newspapers and the big screen, Terry Hayes has turned his hand to writing an international thriller considered to be one of the hottest books of 2014. Get a sense of what this multi-talented author has to say about his craft, and learn more when he is further interviewed by New York Times bestselling author Christopher Reich on Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at Warwick’s in La Jolla. As a screenwriter, you have written some cult classics, including two of the Mad Max movies, Dead Calm, and Payback. Which were your favorite movies to write, and why? That’s an unfair question! LOL. They all mean an enormous amount to me and it’s hard to single out any one movie, but Mad Max 2/Road Warrior was the first movie I ever wrote and I think for that reason it will always occupy a special place. It gave me a career as both a producer and writer, it was an incredible learning experience and I got to work with some incredibly talented people. At least three of them went on to win Oscars, which was a pretty good strike rate for a small Australian movie. Apart from that, it had a pretty overwhelming response both critically and publicly — well, it was sure overwhelming to me! I can’t help but look back on it with the greatest affection. Forensics, particularly DNA, play a huge role in today’s TV and big screen offerings. How accurate or inaccurate is the use of this technology in storytelling? I think everybody who uses it as part of their storytelling believes it to be highly accurate and works very hard to make it so. But, like every form of science, forensics is an evolving field of study — just a few days ago it was argued that the DNA of hair samples may be far more problematic

Terry Hayes Photograph by Kristin Hayes

than previously thought. Similarly, sophisticated skin grafts on finger tips can either mask or alter them significantly. DNA and forensics are a tool but the more we learn, the more we realize they are not foolproof. And, of course, with so much knowledge about forensic science being shown on TV and in movies, there are plenty of perpetrators thinking about how best to avoid leaving those crucial traces behind. Readers tend to call writers on inaccuracy. As a writer, did you find it important to thoroughly research the technology referred to in I Am Pilgrim. And do you do your research yourself, or do you have a staff to do it? I wish I had a staff. No, I do it all myself — I am a naturally curious person so I enjoy learning about different things and you never know when a seemingly unimportant detail — which you read ages ago — turns out to be enormously useful. You are right about readers calling you out on inaccuracy, so I do my utmost to make it as correct as possible, and the only way to do that is to research, do more research, and then be prepared to follow it wherever it leads. Do you get everything right? Probably not because any nov-

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el — especially something that is epic like Pilgrim — contains so many details, so many tiny things (the rise and fall of tides in the Mediterranean, the currency they use in Syria, the make-up of a bullet proof vest, the area code of a town in Turkey) that it is almost inevitable that you will slip up somewhere along the line. Then again, any novel is meant to be a story — not an instruction manual. What do you enjoy writing more, screenplays or novels? And why? They are both storytelling, though in very different forms — so from that point of view both formats are both grueling and enjoyable. Screenplays are a harsh taskmaster — you only have 120 pages to tell the story, take the characters on an incredible journey, entertain and inspire the audience. You have a lot more freedom — and pages — in a novel. You can also use a character’s internal thoughts in a book, something that is almost impossible to do in a movie. Then again, in the latter, you can always have an explosion or a car crash to get you out of a storytelling hole! I enjoy both forms, and having worked so long in movies, I tend to think in visual scenes so I think that makes it a bit easier. In an ideal world, I would write the screenplay from my own novels and be able to use all the skills I have learned. How difficult or easy was the transition to writing novels? And what do you see as the primary difference between writing screenplays and novels? As I mentioned, it is all storytelling so you are dealing with the same basic things. At base line, you are trying to take the viewer — or reader — on an intense emotional journey. You have to keep them interested, entertained, and involved in every moment, every paragraph. How you do that is different because you have different tools. For a start, in movies you have huge budgets and actors that can bring an enormous amount to the character. In a book all you have is the type on the page. One of the biggest differences is that movies today tend to be written by a large number of people – you only have to look at the credits to see that – whereas novels are almost always a single author. One has See NOVELIST, page B23


Spinoff gala for Scripps Cancer Center


ive and silent auctions to benefit Scripps Cancer Center patient support services took place May 8 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine w h e n “Spinoff Went Hollywood.” The 23rd annual event also Marion Ross featured cocktails, dinner and entertainment. Teresa and Randy Cundiff served as co-chairs and the event’s honorary chair was actress Marion Ross, best known for her role as “Mrs. C” on the TV s e r i e s “Happy Days.” Jane Carroll was honored at the Beverly Mangerich event to for 15 years on the Spinoff event committee. For photos online, visit PHOTOS BY CAROL SONSTEIN

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Beach & Indoor camps for boys & girls, Grades 4-9 All levels of experience welcome Beach camp Mon-Thurs, June 16-19th at Rivermouth, Del Mar Indoor camp Mon-Thurs, Aug 4-7th at TPHS Gym Check-in 8:45am, Play 9:00-11:30am For More Information, visit us at:, or call Coach Brennan Dean 858-342-7694

Curriculum Integrated Cooking - a new concept in summer camps! Featuring: - Scientists in the Kitchen; - Cooking Through the World’s History; - Let’s Open a Restaurant! Wellness based, real cooking techniques reinforcing STEAM curriculum standards. Two week sessions in July at Del Mar Union School District, and “Fun Fridays” at Carmel Valley Rec Center.

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Understanding immunotherapy in cancer: Q&A with La Jolla Institute scientist Amnon Altman BY KRISTINA HOUCK Researchers from La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology and their collaborators from other institutes recently discovered a potential new target for cancer immunotherapy. Led by Dr. Amnon Altman and Dr. Kok-Fai Kong, the study revealed a new way to block the function of CTLA-4, an immune inhibitory checkpoint receptor that could help fight cancer. An antibody that blocks CTLA-4 is already in use for advanced melanoma. Altman, who serves as director of scientific affairs and head of the division of cellular biology at the Institute, recently sat down with this newspaper to talk about the study, as well as the current and emerging role of immunotherapy in cancer. What immunotherapies are currently approved to treat cancer? Altman: There are, broadly, three types of cancer therapies, which we can define as â&#x20AC;&#x153;immunotherapy.â&#x20AC;? The first one is the use of antibodies that recognizes proteins that are expressed on the surface of cancer cells, but not â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or at a much lower level â&#x20AC;&#x201D; on the

Dr. Amnon Altman surface of normal cells. Those are potentially targets for these antibodies, which bind to these tumor cells and can kill them. This is an immunotherapy that targets, specifically, the tumor itself. There are two other forms of therapies that take advantage of the power of the immune system to fight cancer. Those are therapies that do not target the cancer directly, but instead target the immune system and are aimed at enhancing the immune system in order to increase its ability to fight cancer. The first one is the use of cancer vaccines. There are different types of vaccines that contain proteins or antigens that are specific to the

tumor cell. The idea is â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just as you immunize children against infectious diseases â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that by vaccinating a patient with proteins that are specific to their tumor cells, you wake up the immune system and allow it to better fight the cancer. The third type of cancer therapy, which currently creates a lot of excitement in the field, is immunotherapy based on engineering certain types of cells of the immune system â&#x20AC;&#x201D; T lymphocytes (or T cells) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to recognize a tumor and kill it. What types of cancers have shown the greatest response to immunotherapy, so far? Altman: It depends on what type of immunotherapy, but for the type of immunotherapy that relies on transferring the patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own T lymphocytes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which have been engineered to recognize and kill the cancer cells â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the type of cancer where this has been mostly applied is certain forms of leukemia, which are cancers of the blood cells. For the type of immunotherapy that is based on blocking an inhibitor pathway in order to allow a more effective immune response against the cancer, it has been most successful with melanoma. Why do you think immunotherapy is a major approach in cancer therapy? Altman: It would be hard to define an immunotherapy strategy that

would be most effective or most successive in a global way for all cancer. Different types of cancer differ in the way they interact with the immune system. Depending on the cancer type, you would need to select the appropriate type of immunotherapy. I think that taking advantage of the immune system to fight cancer, even in the future, will probably need to be used in combination with other therapies like chemotherapy. But perhaps, if we find effective ways to use immunotherapy against cancer, we can lower the amounts and toxic side affects of traditional therapies like chemotherapy and radiation therapy. What are the key findings of your study? Altman: One way the immune system regulates itself is to put the brake on excessive undesired immune responses. This is important in order to prevent autoimmune diseases, but the price that we pay for that is this same inhibitor mechanism has the potential to inhibit a beneficial immune response against cancer cells. In this case, we would like to block this inhibitory mechanism. One major such inhibitor mechanism is carried out by a cell called â&#x20AC;&#x153;regulatory cell.â&#x20AC;? This is a type of T cell that puts the brake on an excessive immune response. Those are the kind of cells that, eventually, we would like to deplete or get rid of in cancer in order to have a more effective immune re-

sponse. One important mechanism to which these regulatory T cells inhibit a response is through a receptor that they express on the surface. That receptor is called CTLA-4, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the CTLA-4 protein. CTLA-4 is a target for antibodies that are currently being used in the clinic to treat melanoma patients. Antibodies against CTLA-4 actually have shown some very encouraging results in melanoma patients, in terms of prolonging their survival. In this case, we are talking about blocking antibodies that block the inhibitory activity of CTLA-4 from outside the cells. These antibodies do not get inside the cells; they bind to CTLA-4 on the surface of these regulatory T cells and block these regulatory T cells from exerting their inhibitory activity. Our finding also relates to CTLA-4, but now we are talking about biochemical changes that occur inside the cells when this receptor is stimulated. We identified a novel interaction between immune cell receptor CTLA-4 and an intracellular enzyme Protein Kinase. We found that that enzyme is required for the immune suppressive activity of regulatory T cells. In the absence of this enzyme, regulatory T cells were not able to inhibit anymore. What is one thing cancer patients should take away from your study? Altman: Potentially, we have a new way of interfering with the activity of a receptor that plays a very imSee SCIENTIST, page B22






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From the flip-flop shaped cookies on the tea table to the candied â&#x20AC;&#x153;sandâ&#x20AC;? and brightly summer-themed decorations, summer was in the air for the final Authorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tea of the school year at Horizon Prep. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Authorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tea is a way for us to honor our 1st through 8th graders who write above grade level or who have greatly improved in their writing skills,â&#x20AC;? says Horizon Prep Librarian Kelly Hendrickson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Authorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tea is only held four times a year, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite an honor to be chosen.â&#x20AC;? Students read their selections to digital-device-recording adoring fans. Following the program, students and visitors enjoyed the fun, summer-themed dessert refreshments. Visit




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Santa Fe Christian School athletes sign Letters of Intent Eleven Santa Fe Christian Schoolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; seniors, or approximately 10 percent of the graduating class, signed letters of intent to play sports at their respective colleges. SFC graduates signed on for football, baseball, basketball, rowing, volleyball, softball, water polo and soccer. Each year, many of SFCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highly skilled athletes are recruited by colleges across the nation. Visit to learn more about Santa Fe Christian Schools. SFC Student Darrian Borboa Chase Bushor Grace Dwyer Brian Finley Jerry Harper Hannah Mathiesen Anthony Miro Cole Needham Elyssa Reyes Bennett Royce Madalyn Tschantz

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TPHS Baseball Program to hold summer camps The Torrey Pines High School Baseball Program recently announced another great season of camps. TPHS camps are led by Kirk McCaskill (TPHS varsity coach and former MLB player) and the TPHS baseball coaching staff. Torrey Pines High School Summer 2014 Baseball Camps include: â&#x20AC;˘Falcon Baseball Academy â&#x20AC;˘Elite Pitcher/Catcher Camp â&#x20AC;˘Falcon Way Hitting Camp â&#x20AC;˘Falcon Way Hitting Club Ages 5-15. Multiple sessions and age groups offered between June 16 and Aug. 5. More information and registration forms at: Limited space available. Camps benefit the TPHS Foundation. Questions:

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The Canyon Crest Girls Lacrosse team recently concluded its 2014 season, finishing with an outstanding overall record of 18-3, while earning the number 1 seed in the San Diego CIF Open Division playoffs. Following two impressive playoff wins over La Jolla and Poway High Schools, the girls earned a trip to the CIF Open championship game, eventually losing to defending champion La Costa Canyon 12 to 9 in a hard-fought contest. The season marked the Ravensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first Palomar league championship, finishing with a perfect league record of 6-0. During the season, the Ravens held the number 1 ranking in San Diego County by Max Preps for most of the year and have been consistently ranked within the top 10 teams in all of California. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impressive season follows last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breakthrough performance in which the Ravens captured the CIF Division 1 championship, defeating Cathedral Catholic in the final game. The 2014 Ravens squad was led by head coach Rebecca Kingsbury, assistant coach Trevor Kingsbury and team captains Emma Normoyle, Alexa Carter and Palomar League Player of the Year Katie Carlson. Expect the Ravens to be a major player again in San Diego high school lacrosse in 2015 with 12 returning players from this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s varsity team to participate again next season.


TPHS Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to deserving students Fundraising efforts of the TPHS Scholarship Fund board culminated in a spectacular awards ceremony held May 21 for college-bound Torrey Pines High School seniors. The 22- member board comprised of TPHS parents, past parents, and community child advocates devoted to supporting continued education awarded 50 scholarships totaling $33,500 to deserving students. The TPHS Scholarship Fund (formerly known as TPHS Dollars for Scholars) meets year round and has been the official scholarship arm at TPHS for over 27 years. Awards are granted based on merit, need, and individual criteria. Local businesses and families who sponsor scholarships joined the board to personally hand their scholarship to the thankful awardees. Alumni scholar, Keirsten Newquist returned from her freshman year at UC Berkeley to give words of advice to the graduating seniors. She let them know that the college experience transcends the classroom into learning how to grow as an independent individual. Principal David Jaffe presented Principal awards to Daisy Aguilar, Lucy An, Jourdan Johnson, and Peter Mitchell, congratulating them on their accomplishments. He recognized all awardees as outstanding representatives of Torrey Pines High School. For a complete list of scholarship recipients and more information, visit Photos by Jon Clark. For photos online, visit www.

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‘Cook for Thought’ classes offered this summer Del Mar Village Association to host ‘Summer Solstice by the Sea’ celebration June 19

Cook for Thought is teaching brainy cooking for 21st century learners this summer. Explore cooking techniques through a futuristic scientist’s eye, including spherification, enzymatic reactions, and foaming. Examine how culinary traditions helped shape history from Egypt, China, Greece, and India to the French Revolution. Incorporate strategic planning, marketing, budgeting and, of course, cooking skills to design and implement your own restaurant. All classes led by Fernanda Larson, MS, culinary instructor and certified nutritionist. Two-week sessions will be held in July at Del Mar Union School District, and “Fun Fridays” at Carmel Valley Recreation Center. For more information, please call 858-242-2341 or visit

The Del Mar Village Association will once again host its 9th annual Summer Solstice celebration on Thursday, June 19, at Powerhouse Park on Coast Boulevard from 5 to 8 p.m. Over 700 people are expected to gather in the seaside space and sample tastings from over 20 vineyards and micro breweries, as well as delectable food samplings from Del Mar’s finest restaurants. Tickets are limited and available through the DMVA Visitors Center, 1104 Camino Del Mar, or on line at Tickets are $75 while supplies. It is suggested you purchase your tickets early as this is always a sell out event. You must be 21 or over to attend.

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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS 2014 Encinitas Rotary Wine Festival to be held June 7

North County Blind Company can do â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;just about anythingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; related to window coverings BY KRISTINA HOUCK As victims of the recent wildfires in San Diego County move forward and begin to rebuild, a local company has offered to help homeowners save on design costs. Based in Encinitas, North County Blind Company is giving a 10 percent discount on its products to those who have lost their homes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When people are having a hard time, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about community,â&#x20AC;? said owner Rebecca Greene, who noted North County Blind Company offered a similar discount to victims of the 2007 wildfires. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always taken care of my customers, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always taken care of me, too.â&#x20AC;? North County Blind Company has served the community since 1985. As a Hunter Douglas Gallery Showroom, the company offers a full line of Hunter Douglas window coverings, and can also create custom draperies, shades, valances and cornices in a variety of fabrics. From design and measurements, to installation and troubleshooting, the staff at North County Blind Company can do â&#x20AC;&#x153;just about anything,â&#x20AC;? Greene said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe that you have to take care of the customer,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want them just to like what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting. They have to love it.â&#x20AC;? With a background in both finance and restaurants, Greene joined the window treatment business in 1991 when her late husband became ill and needed assistance with the company. Since then, Greene has steadily grown the business, with competitive prices and dedicated customer service. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love what we do,â&#x20AC;? said Greene, who even met her best friend on the job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like connecting with people and making relationships, and, above all, having fun. It should be fun doing your window coverings. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a creative experience.â&#x20AC;? North County Blind Company is located at 264 North

Encinitas Arts Alive Auction to take place June 8 Rebecca Greene El Camino Real, Suite G, Encinitas, 92024. The showroom is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come to us and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take good care of you,â&#x20AC;? Greene said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We treat everybody like theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re our family.â&#x20AC;? For more information, call 760-944-9056 or visit www.northcountyblinds. com. Note: Business spotlights are developed through this newspaperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advertising department in support of our advertisers.

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The 11th Annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival will be held on Saturday, June 7, from 5-8 p.m. in the Hamilton Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden at San Diego Botanic Garden. San Diego Botanic Garden has once again been selected to be one of the 21 beneficiaries of this event. The Rotaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overall goal is aligned with the Gardenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; both strive to be leaders in promoting and implementing sustainable, eco-friendly practices. The Wine & Food Festival is a wonderful way to spend a fun evening with friends while supporting San Diego Botanic Garden, enjoying fine wines, the best dishes from local restaurants, music, and a live and silent auction. This event is held at the Garden and presented by the Encinitas Rotary Club. Each year, the Rotary selects local beneficiaries to become a part of the eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fundraising efforts. Tickets are priced at three levels: $90, $135 & $500. San Diego Botanic Garden will receive $60 of each $90 ticket and 100 percent of the other two categories. To designate the Garden as the beneficiary of choice please select San Diego Botanic Garden when purchasing tickets. Tickets can be purchased at This very popular event has sold out for the past five years.

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The 2014 Encinitas Arts Alive Auction will be held on Sunday, June 8. A reception will be held at 1:30 p.m. and the live auction starts at 2 p.m. at the Cardiff Town Center Plaza next to the Cardiff Seaside Market, Birmingham & San Ellijo. The Art Banners painted by local artists have been displayed on the light standards along the Coast Highway from Leucadia through Encinitas and down to Cardiff-by-the-Sea for the past three months. All 103 paintings will be hanging in the Cardiff Town Center Plaza from 10 a.m. until auctioneer Rich Houk starts the bidding at 2 p.m. This annual art exhibit is produced by the 101 Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Colony, Cardiff 101 Main Street and Leucadia 101 Main Street. Half of the sale price goes to the artist and the other half to the three nonprofit organizations that produce the event. The art banners give the Coast Highway 101 a wonderful splash of color and creativity and with a minimum bid starting at $150 a bidder has a great opportunity to own a piece of original Encinitas Art to hang inside or outside. Silent bids are now being taken by calling Leucadia 101 Main Street at 760-436-2320 and can be made at the Live Auction until the live bidding starts at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. The 2014 Arts Alive Banner Collection can be viewed online at

Scholastic Coding Faire to be held June 1 at UC San Diego A Scholastic Coding Faire will be held on Sunday, June 1, at UC San Diego, Computer Science and Engineering Department and Granite Bear Courtyard. Student teams win prizes at the event. Open to the public, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.; For more information: 858-869-9430;


Valenti Equestrian Club evacuates horses with aid of RSF Fire Department during wildfire The Valenti Equestrian Club (VEC) came to the aid of thoroughbred horses stabled at the equestrian center in Rancho Santa Fe owned by Irene Valenti during the recent San Diego wildfire emergency. Staff members of Valenti International and management of the VEC successfully evacuated 43 horses to stalls at the Del Mar Fairgrounds after an email/social media appeal went out to all horse owners, and within minutes an outpouring of support helped secure enough trailers to complete the equine evacuation. Facilitated by a social media campaign launched by Steve Valenti, the horse evacuation took place within a short window of a few hours. VEC owner Irene Valenti remarked, “Valenti Equestrian Club staff were alerted immediately of the rapidly advancing fire danger from the Bernardo Fire and rose to the occasion regarding immanent threat to the horses. The Del Mar Fairgrounds management was extremely accommodating and reserved space for our horses on very short notice. VEC staff members and

Valenti Equestrian Club recently evacuated horses to Del Mar Fairgrounds during San Diego wildfires. Courtesy photo. volunteers quickly mobilized to prepare the facilities for the horses and ensured they were comfortable in their new surroundings…it was truly a team effort.” The VEC-boarded horses and facility sustained the fire without damage and welcomes new boarders. Irene Valenti recalls, “The community was amazing; they dropped what they were doing and offered to help, so much so that I was inundated with phone calls. I’m particularly grateful to the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Department who coordinated the deployment of local helicopters amongst nine fires raging to douse flames in the area and ensure there were no injuries. Flashbacks of the 2007 fires came to our minds and our concern for these horses was foremost. Assistance offered by complete strangers demonstrates love towards animals and the desire to help others. It began as a terrifying situation that thankfully resulted in a happy ending.” For more information, visit www.valentiinternational. com.

Historic preservation architect addresses De Anza Daughters Architect Ione Stiegler addressed the De Anza Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on the history of the restoration and reconstruction at the Sikes Adobe Farmstead at the chapter’s monthly luncheon held May 3 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Stiegler, principal architect for IS Architecture, took the audience through the process of restoration of the circa 1870 structure starting with detective work using probate records, purchase receipts, lawsuit documents, private records from the San Diego History Society, and the “Dear Martha” letters. Mrs. Sikes loved to write letters to Martha at the Oaks Adobe,” Steigler said, and these provided valuable information for the restoration process. Martha Oaks lived nearby in an adobe on the location of the current Escondido Skate Park. Exploratory demolition of the Sikes adobe found the original packed earthen floor, evidence of a Manta ceiling and multiple layers of wallpaper, including wallpaper wraps around wall studs. Starting in 2003, meticulous restoration with attention to historical accuracy brought the historic Rancho Bernardo

Architect Ione Stiegler, Laurel Lemarié, Regent area farmhouse back to the era of early California ranchers. Unfortunately, the 2007 Witch Creek fire destroyed all but the original one-room adobe portion of the farmstead. Reconstruction included embedding new copper pennies to differentiate new work from historic material and whenever possible using fire retardant material as well as interior and exterior fire sprinklers. This beautiful little farmstead reopened to the public again in 2010. In addition to working the 2500 acre farmstead near the historical Bernardo town, Zenas Sikes (1844-1884) was the town postmaster. His ancestors can be traced to the American Revolution. A wound from being kicked in the leg by a horse healed poorly. Zenas asked to have his leg amputated and he died on the table during the amputation. De Anza Chapter member, Martha McCarter, was instrumental in getting the farmstead marked as a historic site. A memorial Service was held for 60-year DAR member Connie Troy (1916-2014). For more information on DAR, call Laurel Lemarié, 858-756-2835 or visit For information on the Sikes Adobe, visit


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RSF Literary Society hosts author Eleanor Morse


he RSF Literary Society welcomed author Eleanor Morse to its May 22 meeting held at The Grand Del Mar. For more about the author and her novel “White Dog Fell From the Sky,” see page 11. The RSF Literary Society is sponsored by Northern Trust, the RSF Community Center and the RSF Review. For photos online, visit www. PHOTOS/MCKENZIE IMAGES

Northern Trust Wealth Strategist and chapter leader Gayle Allen, author Eleanor Morse, Literary Society President Candace Humber, Northern Trust San Diego region President John Ippolito

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Jeanne Decker, Joan O’Leary, Joan Kaestner

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Students from Torrey Pines High School and San Dieguito Academy enjoyed a private reception with the author. From left: Lisa Callender, author Eleanor Morse, Jillian Haines, SDA teacher Rob Ross, Anna Lee, Elise Gout, Anastasia Armendariz, TPHS teacher Heather Lopez, Jesse Giordano, TPHS teacher Catherine Moffet

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Ocean Week at RSF School The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation recently supported the R. Roger Rowe School’s annual Ocean Week. Each year R. Roger Rowe provides “a stimulating, educational event showcasing many ocean-themed classroom activities presented by experts and researchers in their field. Ocean Week is the culmination of ocean study that has taken place throughout the school year, and is the result of a partnership between the school curriculum and the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, as well as the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. “This dynamic science program where students explore earth, life, and physical science, integrating language arts, music, and visual arts through the lens of marine science, has been at the core of the school’s Ocean Week program for the past 22 years. Roberta Dean, a co-founder of the program, and former education specialist from the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, coordinates the Scripps Ocean Partnership.” Photos by Jon Clark. For photos online, visit

First-graders examine sea snails.

First-graders check out starfish.

Students attend lectures in the PAC for RSF School Ocean Week.

First-graders look at sea urchins.

Students learn about marine sanctuaries.

(Left) Students ask questions about marine life topics.


Real Estate Therapy: Keep Calm and Close the Deal When I say “real estate agent,” what comes to mind? Negotiation skills, knowledge of property values, marketing… therapist? Yes! The truth is that real estate is an emotional

business. The process of buying a home is tied to money, shelter, expectations and dreams— as human beings, we have a genuine connection to the place where we call home. So when it comes to listening and being the soundboard that is so necessary to finding the perfect home, only a few real estate agents can deliver. Therapy, after all, is a tall order. So, how exactly does therapy come into play when buying a home? It all boils down to knowing your clients and talking – a lot of talking. In many cases, being a real estate agent often requires that you know your clients better than they know themselves.

Sometimes clients will fall in love with a certain aspect of a house, like a gorgeous backyard or breathtaking views, and become so smitten with the home that they forget certain important details such as location or square footage. As a real estate agent, it’s my job to see the big picture in the situation and provide guidance – just as a therapist would do. Of course, I want to sell them a home, but I only want to sell them the home that’s right for them. On the other hand, some clients may feel too stressed or in the wrong state of mind to see the beauty of a potential property. If I feel that my clients aren’t really seeing the property for what it is, I’ll save it for another

time or day – and only if they are later open to the possibility. In other words, I try to be the voice of reason. After all, when it comes to buying real estate all you need to remember is keep calm and close the deal! And when I say, “be the best, do the most,” I mean it. I take this motto heart every day whether at work or play. And, when coupled with a little real estate therapy, it’s a total win-win situation for everyone. It’s why I went into this business! If you are interested in buying or selling in the Rancho Santa Fe community and need a real estate agent, please don’t hesitate to give me a call at 858.759.6567 or visit http://

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lose to 300 people attended Nativity Prep Academy’s annual Breakfast for Champions May 21 at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar. Nativity Prep, located in southeast San Diego, is an independent college-prep middle school with the unique 11-year mission of serving low-income students who will be the first in their families to graduate from college. Nativity is one of only three independent private schools in all of California that is non-tuition driven, relying solely on individual benefactors and corporate and foundation grants to support its $1.2 million annual budget. A percentage of Nativity’s annual costs go toward helping its graduates attend private high schools. As part of its 11-year commitment, from middle school through high school to college, Nativity Prep subsidizes after-aid tuition expenses for its alumni in high school. Nativity graduates continue to earn admissions to

a number of excellent area private schools, including The Bishop’s School, Francis Parker School, The Grauer School, Cathedral Catholic, Our Lady of Peace, Saint Augustine, and Mater Dei Catholic. More than 95 percent of its alumni have gone on to earn their high school education, and nearly 90 percent have matriculated to a two- or four-year college or university, including Saint Mary’s College, UCLA, Yale University, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco, UC Irvine, Creighton, and San Diego State. Estefania Diaz, a Nativity graduate from the Class of 2006, now a senior at Saint Mary’s College of California, shared her inspiring story at the May 21 event. Estefania noted that both of her parents placed a high value on education for Estefania and her brother and sister, despite their own lack of formal education. With regard to the impact that Nativity had on her early on, she added, “Every day (at Nativity) I was challenged academical-

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The Cambridge School takes home one-fourth of all awards at ACSI Math Olympics The Cambridge School, a growing, Classical Christian school located in Rancho Penasquitos, surprised the competition at the annual ACSI Math Olympics held on March 28. Every year students are tested in two categories: Arithmetic Computation and Mathematical Reasoning. This year, 24 students represented The Cambridge School in this district level competition. Of the 16 schools and nearly 350 students present, The Cambridge School students earned more than one-fourth of all possible awards â&#x20AC;&#x201D; more than any other single school â&#x20AC;&#x201D; despite being a smaller school. Jean Kim, founder and Head of School, attributes their success to the distinct way the Classical Christian model is implemented at The Cambridge School: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are proud of the fact that our Christian liberal arts model focuses on teaching students how to think, reason and synthesize both verbally and quantitatively, which is proving so successful in math and science, as well as the humanities. We praise each and every student for their efforts to steward and cultivate their mathematical gifts well.â&#x20AC;? To find out more about The Cambridge School, please visit our website at

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Kreme donuts instead of buns. He’s also excited to introduce fried chicken — no meat, just the skins. “I don’t know if I’m crazy or I’m a genius. All I know is everything I see, I question if I can fry it or not,” said Charlie Boghosian, who has served fried food at the fair for nearly 30 years, 18 years as the owner of Chicken Charlie’s. “Even if it’s not on the healthy side, it’s not something you’re gong to eat all the time. That’s what makes it so fun. Once a year you get to try something different.” The Big Bite Bacon Fest will also return for a second year on July 5. The event features a variety of bacon dishes paired with samples of San Diego’s top craft beer. “Just get your bacon on,” said Kelleigh Strobel, promotions director of Big Bite Events. She noted that nearly 4,000 people attended the inaugural Big Bite Bacon Fest to sample baconthemed dishes from roughly 40 restaurants last year. “It’s an awesome event and there’s something for everybody.” Other fair highlights

this year include the “J.F.K. Experience,” which commemorates the 50th anniversary of his assassination. The exhibition will include a re-creation of the Oval Office, a replica fuselage of Air Force One and a collection of gowns worn by first ladies during inaugurations. On June 14, the Toast of the Coast wine festival will feature wines from California and Baja California wineries. The San Diego International Beer Festival June 20-22 will offer more than 400 beers from around the world. Performances for the Summer Concert Series include Third Eye Blind on June 7, Jeff Dunham on June 12, Darius Rucker on June 13, Hunter Hayes on June 14, Smokey Robinson on June 20, Toni Braxton and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds on June 21, REO Speedwagon on July 2, and more. The fair opens June 7 and runs through July 6. Daily admission is $14 for adults, $8 for children ages 6-12 and $8 for adults 62 and older. Children 5 and younger receive free admission. A season pass is $24. For more information, visit

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portant role in blocking an effective immune response against cancer cells. How did it feel when you, your team and your collaborators discovered this? Altman: Among several discoveries that we’ve made over the past 30 years or so, this certainly ranks among the most exciting ones. … Here is a research project where we potentially see the distance between our very basic research work and potential application, which of course, is still years away, but could lead to very interesting future results. How do you see immunotherapy as a cancer treatment evolving in the next 5, 10, 15 years? Altman: I think that this is a tremendously exciting field. There will be a lot of interesting and exciting progress made in the next 10-15 years. In 2013, “Science Magazine” described cancer immunotherapy as the ‘most exciting scientific discovery of the year.’ I think that in particular, one form of immunotherapy that raises the most

excitement and where most focus will probably be, is the form of immunotherapy that is based on engineering the patient’s own T lymphocytes to become effective cancer killers. … Right now, it’s used mostly for certain forms of leukemia. But as we identify proteins that are specifically expressed in other types of cancer, we will be able to engineer T cells that can become effective killers of many other forms of cancer. This is probably where most of the progress in the coming years will be accomplished.

Saturday Night Live writer to hold comedy class at Finest City Improv Finest City Improv will open its doors to David Misch, on June 1 for his class, Understanding Comedy: The Rules, from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. It will explore comedy as an art form and delve into such topics as, comedy cues, the rule of three, the relationship between comedy and logic, and how the mechanics of jokes provide a template for all humor. The class is based off a course Misch previously taught at institutions such as USC, UCLA, Oxford University, AFI, and Columbia University. “This is a real treat for anyone who loves comedy,” says Kat Brown, community manager of Finest City Improv. “Almost everybody wants to be funny in their own way. To be good at comedy, is to understand comedy. David will help you do just that!” Misch has worked in show business for 35 years. He has written and produced pilots for network and cable outlets such has NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, HBO and Showtime. His writing and producer credits include Saturday Night Live, The Muppets Take Manhattan, and Mork and Mindy. Tickets can be purchased online for $45. Day-of tickets can be purchased at the door for $55. For more information about David Misch and Finest City Improv, visit


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San Diego Polo Club’s 28th season kicks off June 1 The San Diego Polo Club (SDPC) kicks off its 28th season in Rancho Santa Fe on Sunday, June 1, with Opening Day presented by Land Rover of San Diego. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. for two action-packed matches at 1 and 3 p.m. where local and international polo players will compete in front of an estimated 2,500 spectators. At 2:30 p.m. guests will enjoy a fashion show presented by stylist, Raina Leon, featuring fashion from local Del Mar boutique, Van de Vort. Join in the excitement of Opening Day as ponies and players take to the main field at the San Diego Polo Club located at 14555 El Camino Real on the border of Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe. More information available online at

Exceptional year for Robert Sayler of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Robert W. Sayler, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, was honored with the Chairman’s Circle Gold award for his sales performance last year. The achievement ranks Sayler in the top two percent of the Scripps Health will host free public celebrations for local cancer survivors, families, brokerage’s vast national friends and the community at large at its La Jolla-area hospitals in June. network of residential sales The programs are part of the 27th annual National Cancer Survivors Day and are open professionals. to all residents impacted by cancer. Events will include inspirational stories of survival, pre“Robert is a dedicated sentations on cancer care advances, refreshments and opportunities to connect with caregiv- agent who is known for his ers and fellow survivors. ability to deliver favorable • Scripps Green Hospital: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 8, Timken Amphitheater, results for his clients,” said 10666 North Torrey Pines Road. Register at (858) 554-8533. David M. Cabot, president •Scripps Memorial Hospital: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, Schaetzel and CEO. “We consistently Center, Great Hall, 9888 Genesee Ave. Register at 1-800-SCRIPPS. receive positive feedback about the level of service that Robert provides for his buyers and sellers. He has set a benchmark of professionalism and integrity in The Region One Arabian Horse Show will be held May 28 - June 1 at the Del Mar Horsepark (Del Mar Arena). Entrance is free, parking is $10. For times and more informa- our industry.” A broker associate, Saytion, please contact: ler entered the real estate field in 1977. Currently a resident of Solana Beach, he Ballet classes start on Monday, June 2, at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oak- has also lived in the comcrest Park Drive. Level I (Beginning, ages 13+) will be offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Mon- munities of Del Mar, Rancho days, and level II (Intermediate, ages 13+) will be offered on Mondays and/or Thursdays from 7:30-8:45 p.m. Youth Ballet (for ages 7-13) will be offered on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and a “Just Barre” (ages 13+) class will be offered on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The instructor is former professional dancer Marti Neal. For more information visit or call (760) 943-2260.

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turned out to be a team sport, the other is still singles. I think, probably as you get older, it’s easier to just have to worry about your own game. How has your training as a journalist informed your fiction – both screenplays and novels? An enormous amount. Like most journalists I have always had a huge interest in current affairs and, especially with the novel which deals with cutting-edge scientific developments. Popular culture and current developments in the world are closely linked, so that has informed, I think, everything I have written. Journalism also teaches you the importance of accuracy and you learn a lot about how to interview and research, and these are invaluable tools when it comes to other forms of writing. From where did the idea for I Am Pilgrim develop? I went to a little- known Nazi concentration camp on the French-German border some years ago and I saw a photograph there which I found particularly heart-breaking. It never left me and I think, in a way, that was the first tentative step on the road to developing the story. It features in the book and is a significant influence on the childhood of the man code-named Pilgrim. Of course, I have always been a fan — and avid reader — of high-quality espionage thrillers, so that was a huge part of the genesis of the story. Character vs. plot? What came first in I Am Pilgrim? And what do you believe is more important to a good novel? It’s almost impossible to say. The two things have to work in tandem — you can’t have a meaningful plot without a compelling character and vice versa. I knew I wanted to do a story about a loner, a covert agent, who goes on an extraordinary journey, but all the details of him and his quest had to develop together. You pull one sock up, and then the other! I guess you could say it’s like a really good marriage. As a result, both are equally important in a novel —each informs and propels the other. Without a character you’ve just got a synopsis; without a plot, you’ve just got a person. Most of all, you’d have a world of problems. What do you hope the reader takes away from reading I Am Pilgrim? A real concern for the dangers that confront us. There has been a huge hemorrhaging of previously secret information on the internet and that, combined with breathtaking scientific advances, has opened up a whole new world of threats. I just hope the people in Washington and London are listening —or reading. What are you looking forward to most on your U.S. tour? Trying to get some sleep, probably! It’s a huge number of cities and events in a relatively short period of time, so I think it’s going to be pretty exhausting. Exciting, too, I must say. A great opportunity to discuss the book with journalists, other writers and readers — writing novels is a very solitary exercise so this is like being let out of jail. My wife and kids are all U.S. citizens and I have lived there on many different occasions and for long periods, so it’s going to be great to be back. Oh, and some really good Mexican food will be good too! Antoinette Kuritz and Jared Kuritz are the team behind both STRATEGIES Public Relations and the La Jolla Writer’s Conference (

Robert W. Sayler Santa Fe, La Jolla and Carmel Valley. Sayler is in the process of building a new home in the covenant of Rancho Santa Fe. Possessing a keen understanding of San Diego’s diverse communities, he develops highly effective marketing campaigns that reach the best publications and websites, to provide the most exposure possible for his listings. For buyers, Sayler draws from his expansive base of community knowledge to match them with the perfect

home and lifestyle to fit their needs. “Helping others discover why San Diego is America’s Finest City has made my job very fulfilling,” comments Sayler, who is known for professional approach and focus on client satisfaction. As a previous recipient of the Legend award, Sayler has consistently ranked at the top two percent or higher in the nation for his sales. Previously the broker/owner of a firm in Del Mar that represented several large land transactions in the San Dieguito Valley, he has excelled as a result of his high standards of personal integrity and commitment to provide his clients with open, honest communications. Robert W. Sayler can be contacted through Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, at 858922-2283, or via email at


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