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‘Game-changing’ Patriots Initiative to launch in RSF BY KAREN BILLING A hot air balloon received special clearance from the RSF Association Sept. 5 to take off from a Rancho Santa Fe home on Tuesday, Sept. 17, representing the launch of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation’s new initiative to support the military. The balloon launch will occur at a celebration of the Foundation’s new Patriots Initiative that chairman Greg Hillgren said will change the way San Diego and the nation deals with supporting military families. “We think this is going to be an extraordinary thing and this is going to be a major event for the Foundation,” Hillgren said. “The Patriots Initiative will be a game changer.” The Association’s regulatory code states that landings and takeoffs of aircrafts are prohibited with the exception of emergencies and special events. Hillgren said it would have been a lot easier to do this event outside the Covenant and outside of any regulations, but it was important to hold the event in the Ranch. “Part of the reason to specifically hold the launch party here is to send the message that since the beginning of the Foundation, this is home,” Hillgren said, noting that the Foundation recently had to move its offices outside of the Covenant to the Rancho Santa Fe Plaza. “We want to send the message that we’re still engaged here in the Covenant.” The Patriots Initiative evolved out of the Foundation’s Armed Forces Interest Group, supporting the few who have made the sacrifice and have “answered the call.” “Less than 1 percent of See PATRIOTS, page 30

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Friends of San Pasqual Academy held its “Teens, Jeans and Dreams” team penning event Sept. 7 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The event benefits the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. (Above) Lucy Postins on Tinkerbell, Megan Fleming on Spencer. For more photos, see page B1 or visit Photos/McKenzie Images


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Committee determines more high-speed internet options available for Covenant residents BY KAREN BILLING In the two years that the Rancho Santa Fe Association broadband committee has spent studying how to improve high-speed internet in the Ranch, a lot has changed on the technology front. Options are available now that weren’t at the outset and most Covenant residents have at least two high-speed internet options available to keep them connected. According to RSF Association Assistant Manager Ivan Holler, the committee has determined that it’s better to inform members about the options available to them than go with a single, wired Covenant-wide provider, which is too cost-prohibitive. “There’s a substantial challenge to make that happen primarily because of what makes the community attractive in other ways; we are a large lot, low infrastructure community,” Holler said. “The problem is it’s too expensive for (carriers) to wire the Ranch, it’s too spread out,” said director Philip Wilkinson. The board established the ad-hoc broadband committee about two years ago following the results of the 2010 community survey that found 46 percent of Covenant residents were not satisfied with their internet access and 69 percent felt lack of high-speed internet was somewhat of a deterrent to potential buyers. The committee met with a number of providers, such as Cox, Time Warner Cable, Orion Broadband, AT&T U-verse, AT&T Wireless 4G LTE, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE. The committee also looked at the potential for fixed broadband wireSee INTERNET, page 30

State puts fairgrounds governance proposal on temporary hold

Busy fall begins in RSF (Above) The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation held its annual Newcomers’ Cocktail Reception on Sept. 7 to welcome all families who are new to R. Roger Rowe School. The cocktail party is a casual and friendly environment for parents to meet other parents who are new to the school, as well as established families and leaders from the Education Foundation. (L-r) Robert and Lisa Kyle, Nina Kottler. See page 8 for more. Photos/McKenzie Images; For photos online, visit www.rsfreview. com

(Above) A Patron Party was held Sept. 5 at Mille Fleurs for The Country Friends’ 58th annual “Art of Fashion” event, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19, on the lawn in front of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. (L-R) Event CoChairs Patricia Mogul and Anna Waite. See page 12 for more. Photo/McKenzie Images;

BY JOE TASH A proposal to create a new governance model for the state-owned Del Mar fairgrounds has been put on hold for now, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 10. “Nothing is going to happen on any potential governance issue until after the first of the year,” said David Watson, a member of the board that oversees the fairgrounds, at the board’s regular monthly meeting on Tuesday. Watson reported that he and board president Adam Day met with state officials in Sacramento last week, including representatives of Gov. Jerry Brown. The officials said that due to more pressing issues, they

need several more months to evaluate the fairgrounds proposal, Watson said. Over the past year, representatives of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which runs the 340acre fairgrounds on behalf of the state, have been in talks with the County of San Diego to form a partnership to oversee fairgrounds operations. From those talks emerged a proposal to create a new entity called a joint powers authority, governed by a 14-member board. Nine of the seats would be filled by 22nd DAA board members, while the other five board members would be appointed by the five

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Buzz: Surfing in the Covenant: How to improve your WiFi connection BY ANN BOON, PRESIDENT, RSF ASSOCIATION BOARD A p proximately two years ago, the RSF Association Ann Boon board established an ad-hoc Broadband Committee to explore ways to improve high-speed internet access in the Covenant. As a part of its research, the Committee reviewed the problems associated with the availability of highspeed internet access, and several potential solutions. One of the largest challenges of providing highspeed internet access throughout the Covenant is also one of the features that make our community so unique and desirable; that is the low density, large lot development pattern. The private, low density character of our community creates a financial hurdle for internet access providers to install the required infrastructure. In other words, there are simply too few potential subscribers spread out over too large an area. With that challenge in

mind, the Committee interviewed several different internet providers and researched other potential solutions to improve the speed of internet access. Internet providers included cable companies, wired telephone services, cellular providers, other wireless technologies, and even a satellite service. Two Internet providers that offer wired solutions submitted proposals to provide high-speed internet service throughout the Covenant. One proposal would have cost the Association $11 million to build out the infrastructure. The other proposal would have required a seven-year subscription contract period in which the Association would have been financially responsible for over 1,750 member subscriptions. This would have meant a monthly obligation for the Association of over $150,000! Given the rapid evolution of internet access technology, that contractual obligation could have tied the Association to a technology that might be outdated before the end of the contract. Needless to say, because of the cost and risk involved with these proposals, the Association board had to reject

both as feasible solutions. Fortunately however, there are a number of other potential options. Where it is available, AT&T Uverse offers high-speed internet, which can be bundled with its TV and phone service, or purchased separately. Both AT&T and Verizon offer 4G LTE wireless cellular service in many areas. In addition to accessing the internet via a smart phone or tablet, both AT&T and Verizon offer other solutions. For example, an ‘Air Card’ plugs into a laptop or desktop, and can provide access for that one device. Wireless routers on the other hand, are capable of providing internet access for multiple devices. Both AT&T and Verizon market wireless routers as “MiFi,” “Hotspots,” or “Jetpacks.” Verizon also offers their “Home Fusion” product, which utilizes a small antenna mounted on the outside of the home to improve signal strength, which is then connected to a wireless router. Costs for this type of service can run between $60 and $150 per month. However, cellular wireless providers typically utilize monthly data caps, so if you want to stream movies or other large

files, this may not be the best option. Fixed Broadband Wireless is another type of service that utilizes a small dish antenna, which is aimed at communication towers on either Black Mountain or around Lake San Marcos. This technology is limited to line-of-sight, so the dish antenna must be able to directly “see” the communications towers. Fixed Broadband offers nearly unlimited speed, and does not have data caps. One provider, San Diego Broadband, is currently advertising basic service at $60 per month, which includes a guaranteed 1.5 Mbps connection, with a maximum of 20 Mbps. Satellite service may also provide another option through a Carlsbad company, which offers a product called Exede. Like cellular, Exede utilizes data caps, but may provide connection speeds of up to 12 Mbps. One problem with satellite service is latency, which is the time it takes for the signal to travel from the earth to the satellite and back. Video games will generally not work properly with satellite internet service. DSL and T1 lines can also be bonded together to improved connection speeds, through companies such as Mushroom Networks and MegaPath. These bonded connections may provide yet another option for high-speed internet access. In most cases, at least two of the high-speed internet access options should be available to most Covenant residents. Additional options and service improvements are on the horizon as well, and may be available within the next 12 months. If you have questions about these or other options, please call the Association office at 858-756-1174. Either Ivan Holler or Chris Livioni will be happy to help you.

RSF Association seeks intersection committee members BY KAREN BILLING Two RSF Covenant members brought up the potential roundabouts and traffic signals on Del Dios Highway/Paseo Delicias during public comment of the Rancho Santa Fe Association’s Sept. 5 meeting, asking the board to look at options that are the least costly and will have the least impact on surrounding homeowners. The Rancho Santa Fe Association is looking for members to participate in an intersection study committee. The committee will study the feasibility and explore options for traffic signals or roundabouts at the intersections of Via de la Valle, El Montevideo and El Camino Del Norte on the Paseo Delicias/Del Dios corridor. If interested in becoming a member of the committee, contact the RSF Association at (858) 756-1174.

Next San Dieguito Planning Group meeting is Sept. 19 The regular meeting of the San Dieguito Planning Group scheduled for Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. will take place at the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Station (meeting room), 16936 El Fuego, Rancho Santa Fe (El Fuego intersects Linea del Cielo at the west end of the village). Agenda and minutes can be found at




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Popular Mille Fleurs restaurant in RSF not for sale

Nineteen printing press-era stamps were recently donated to the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society. Photo/Karen Billing

Holcombe family donates special stamps to RSF Historical Society BY KAREN BILLING When the set of 19 printing press-era stamps showed up as a donation to the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society, administrator Dana Evanson knew she had seen the images depicted on the wood and rubber blocks somewhere before. Remembering the familiar prints, she turned to the society’s weathered copy of “Rancho Santa Fe, Yesterday and Today”. The book was written by Ranch pioneer Ruth Nelson in 1947. Matching the stamps to the book’s images, it wasn’t hard to conclude they were the same used to illustrate Rancho Santa Fe’s historic roots. The intricately-engraved stamps depict illustrations of the Osuna brand; a grove of orange trees; oxen pulling a cart; a eucalyptus forest; even the Lake Hodges Dam. The stamps were donated to the Historical Society by the Holcombe family. Donna Holcombe said her family has had the stamps since they purchased a book store in the village.

“I had them in the drawer for the longest time,” said Holcombe. The Holcombes have been in the Ranch since the 1960s, owning a liquor and drug store as well as a book store before going into the home-building business. “I used to go into the book store all the time and one day I said, ‘I’d like to own a bookstore,’” Holcombe said. She said the store owner was 85 at the time and agreed to sell to Holcombe, as long as she promised never to sell “dirty books” as children were always coming over to the store after school. The set of stamps sat in Donna Holcombe’s drawer for years until Donna gave them to her son, Jeff, who in turn donated them to the society. Evanson said they are thrilled with the donation and plan to have the stamps out on display. They are also hoping to get a grant to reprint the historic book. Visit www.

BY JOE TASH The owner of Mille Fleurs, a Rancho Santa Fe dining institution, is anxious to quell recent rumors that he plans to sell the restaurant. Bertrand Hug, who has owned the restaurant in the Rancho Santa Fe village since 1985, said the rumor has been circulating in recent weeks, but is completely unfounded. “As long as I’m alive and kicking, I’m going to be here. This is my home. This is where I made a success of things and it will always have a close place in my heart,” said Hug, who also owns Bertrand at Mr. A’s in downtown San Diego. Earlier this year, Hug and his wife sold their home in Rancho Santa Fe and purchased another, also in Rancho Santa Fe. He speculated that the home sale may have fueled the rumors. He said both he and his wife have been approached by numerous people asking whether they are leaving

Denise and Bertrand Hug Rancho Santa Fe, and even restaurant vendors have been talking about the rumor. The untrue rumor is not good for business or employee morale, he said. “It’s good to be talked about but not in that sense,” he said. The couple’s new home is only about a mile-and-a-half away from their old house, Hug said. He said a similar rumor started 13 years ago when he bought the downtown restaurant. Such rumors can travel quickly in a small community like Rancho Santa Fe, he said. “It goes like wildfire.” Later this month, Mllle Fleurs plans to hold its annual Oktoberfest celebration, complete with a special menu of German dishes, along with German beers and wines. The observance allows the restaurant’s long-time chef, Martin Woesle, to pay homage to his heritage, Hug said. For more information about Mille Fleurs, visit www.

RSF Association to study alternative options for new servers BY KAREN BILLING The Rancho Santa Fe Association board held off on approving a $55,000 expenditure for new file servers at its Sept. 5 meeting, recommending that staff pursue alternative options. Director Philip Wilkinson questioned why the Association staff made the choice to go See OPTIONS, page 29



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Former mayor Jerry Sanders to head final fundraising push for cardiovascular center

BY PAT SHERMAN Scripps Health marked the completion of the exterior of its new seven-story Prebys Cardiovascular Institute in La Jolla Sept. 4, while also naming former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders chair of a campaign to raise the final $60 million needed to pay for construction. “With the completion of the exterior of the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, we are one step closer to completing a center for innovation that will bring together leading physicians and premier cardiovascular services in San Diego,” Scripps president and CEO Chris Van Gorder said. Developer and philanthropist Conrad Prebys, who made his fortune in real estate and construction, gave $45 million to kick-start the project and was named an honorary campaign chair. According to Van Gorder, it is the largest gift in the history of Scripps Health. The building, built to withstand a magnitude 8.0 earthquake, is the cornerstone of a 25-year plan to remake the Scripps Memorial campus and bring it up to earthquake standards. John Engle, Scripps’ chief development officer, also thanked Eileen and John “Jack” Anderson, who gave $25 million toward construction of the nearby 175,000-squarefoot Scripps Clinic facility, to be named the John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion in tribute to their son, who succumbed to cancer in 2004. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year. “Philanthropy has always planed an important role in Scripps La Jolla’s growth,” Engle said. “Our founder, Ellen Browning Scripps, set out almost 90 years ago to create a haven where the sick could receive exceptional care. Today it is individuals like Conrad Prebys and Jerry Sanders who are helping to fulfill Miss Ellen’s legacy and keep her dream alive.” The 383,000-square-foot cardiovascular center on Scripps Memorial Hospital’s La Jolla campus is on target to open in 2015. It will have 108 inpatient beds in private rooms, 59 intensive care beds, six state-of-the-art operating rooms and as many as six cardiac catheterization labs with advanced medical technology.

The facility also will include the latest in wireless medical technology, satellite nursing stations (so that a nurse is never more than 60 feet away from a patient) and two hybrid operating suites, where doctors can perform both openheart surgery and catheterization procedures. “These new hybrid rooms let us do the procedures together, and these combination approaches work to get patients out of the hospital (faster), and are less invasive,” said Scripps Chief of Cardiology Paul Teirstein, also touting minor evidence-based design details such as floor-to-ceiling windows, “because there’s data that shows that if you have a view and you have some light, you need less pain medication.” The $456 million project is being financed through a combination of operating revenue, borrowing and donations. So far, approximately $120 million in philanthropic gifts have been raised toward the $180 million fundraising goal. Sanders, who ended his two terms as mayor last Decem-

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CCA student helps build school in Ghana BY KAREN BILLING Claire Bolton, a 17-year-old senior at Canyon Crest Academy, spent part of her summer building a school for children in the village of Abeadze Dominase in Ghana. For 21 days, from July 24 to Aug. 14, Claire volunteered her time as part of Empathy FX International, a non-profit organization that allows high school and college students to help create educational opportunities for the under-served and under-resourced in the global community. “It was amazing to see the school all done,” said Claire, whose name was painted on the wall, forever marking her contribution to the village. Claire has lived in this area for five years, moving to the country with her family from the United Kingdom. As a freshman, Claire got involved in CCA’s Key Club, the high school community service organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. Through the club she volunteered for projects such as beach clean-ups and at the soup kitchen before the president of the club told her about Empathy FX. Empathy FX was started in 2009 by 20-year-old Rosemary Hua, a UC Berkeley senior, with help from Ghana resident Nana Aggrey-Fynn. The double major at Berkeley is passionate about education and has led one-to-two student volunteer trips a year, and has built three schools in Ghana so far. While the trips have usually included only college students, this summer’s was the first to involve high school students. “She is very inspirational,” Claire said of Hua. To be selected for the trip, Claire went through an application process that included interviews via Skype and a personality test. She was the only San Diego teen on the trip, along with four high schoolers from San Jose, a college graduate student and Hua. To be able to go on the trip, Claire had to fundraise $5,000, which included her travel and lodging costs as well as supplies to build the school. She was able to get donations from Qualcomm, HP, Abtech Technologies and even her orthodontist. “Everyone in Ghana is so welcoming and friendly,” Claire said. “A lot of people carried stuff on their heads and babies on their back. I carried cement blocks on my head.” In the village, the group built a three-room school from the ground up and Claire did everything from mixing cement to wiring to painting. Once the building was complete they gave the 70-some children, who will attend the school, some donated supplies, taught them a few English words and colored with them. The village children were fascinated by Claire’s long blonde hair and by her braces. “I gave them a speech on what braces do, drawing in the sand,” Claire said. During her 21 days, Claire stayed with a host family of three girls and their grandparents, along with two of the girls from the trip. They had egg stew almost every day for lunch and dinner with sides of noodles, yams or rice. The family did not have indoor plumbing and Claire said it was simple basic living. “I appreciate life way more now and the things I have,” Claire said. “I wouldn’t complain about what I have because I realize people in Ghana may struggle but they keep happy

Claire Bolton, CCA senior, volunteered her time to build a school in Ghana this summer with Empathy FX. The village children were fascinated by her long blonde hair. every day.” The group worked five to eight hours a day but they did have some free time to explore — Claire saw a slave castle at Cape Coast and went to the beach, although people don’t really go into the ocean like San Diego, most of the coastline was filled with fisherman. She and her group gave plenty of business to a local craftsman, having him make colorful, personalized bracelets for friends and family back home. Claire said she made lifelong friends out of the process and would love to go on another trip in the future. She hopes to continue doing community service work through Key Club and although she does not yet know where she will end up for college, she hopes to study communications. To learn more about Empathy FX, visit

Mutilated puppy adopted from Woodward Center One of four mutilated and malnourished puppies discovered in a Chula Vista trash bin three months ago has been adopted, the Helen Woodward Animal Center announced recently. ``Pongo,’’ a spaniel blend that had his ears cut off, went home with Colleen Lanin and Phil Grossfield and their two children Wednesday, Sept. 4, according to the center. The family has previously adopted a rescue dog and rescue cat. Pongo’s wounds have healed, and he no longer requires specialized veterinary care, according to the center. The three others have not been medically cleared to be adopted. Lizbeth Luna, of Ani-

Pongo with the children in his new family. Courtesy photo mal Advocates of the United States — which partners with the center in Rancho Santa Fe — said last week that she’s never seen a case like this one in her seven years in animal rescue. She said a friend heard cries as she walked past the dumpster. The four puppies

— estimated to be less than 5 weeks old — were in a closed box, she said. The ears might have been cut off by an inexperienced breeder who thought the practice, called ``cropping,’’ would make the puppies more attractive to prospective buyers, Luna said. The procedure is rarely performed on spaniels, she said. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the person who mutilated the puppies, according to the center. People with information should contact Rita Truderung, the center’s vice president of operations, at (858) 756-4117, ext. 303, or via email, ritat@; (858) 7564117, ext. 1.

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Local cancer survivor pays tribute to other young cancer patients by swimming the English Channel BY KAREN BILLING At age 25, Alli DeFrancesco is a survivor — first she conquered cancer and, as of Aug. 28, she has swum 28 miles across the English Channel. DeFrancesco took on the challenge as a tribute to other young cancer patients, to let them know that someone is out there fighting for them and to bring emphasis to the importance of survivorship, that young adult cancer can be overcome “I have a lot of peers that are still fighting illness and this is a way to let them know they are not alone,” DeFrancesco said. “They don’t have to be defined by their illness.” Her swim also raised awareness and funds for her “dream charity,” First Descents, which offers young adult cancer fighters and

Alli DeFrancesco with her “crew” (above) and at far right, and (center) swimming the English Channel. survivors free outdoor adventure experiences to “climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same.” DeFrancesco set off from England at 3 a.m. on

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Aug. 28 and clambored up onto the rocks on the French coast on other side of the channel around 2 p.m. She made the crossing in 11 hours and 14 minutes and as she is a dual citizen, became the first Italian woman to ever swim the channel. “I honestly had the swim of a lifetime, I exceeded my expectations in every way,” DeFrancesco said. DeFrancesco was part of the last class to graduate from University of San Diego High School before it became Cathedral Catholic. She has been a lifelong swimmer, growing up swimming for the Rancho San Dieguito Swimming Team at the Boys and Girls Club in Solana Beach. At age 21 and about to embark on her senior year at

New York University, DeFrancesco was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The symptoms had started months before, sinus infections and shoulder pain. “I wasn’t even sure if I felt sick,” DeFrancesco said, noting she was healthy enough to run 10 miles the day she was diagnosed. Three weeks before her diagnosis, DeFrancesco’s NYU swim coach and friend Lauren Beam was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 32. The two shared the heartache of diagnosis and treatment together. DeFrancesco gave up her double major and graduated a semester early with a degree in art history and then returned to California to concentrate on her health. Her first day of chemotherapy was the day her fellow classmates were at their graduation ceremony at Yankee Stadium. Beam sent her messages of encouragement, “Be you Alli D, be

positive.” The pair supported each other as they went through chemotherapy. “Chemo leaves a taste in your mouth literally and figuratively that you will never forget,” DeFrancesco said. She said both she and Beam started to prefer country music as they went through their treatment, they loved how the songs’ lyrics detailed a simple life, “a simple life that we would never have.” “You start to cherish every little thing and be very self aware,” DeFrancesco said. She had her “super low” points, when the chemotherapy didn’t work and she had to have an aggressive bone marrow transplant. She endured radiation and her hair falling out, “I lost everything down to my eyelashes,” she said. She cried when her mom took her wig shopping — she only wore the wigs a few times, turning instead to her growing collection of beanies that were constantly on and off her head due to hot flashes. Sadly, in September of 2011, Beam lost her battle with cancer. DeFrancesco spoke at her memorial although she barely remembers what she said. It was on that plane ride home from California to New York, a year since she finished her radiation therapy at UCSD Moore’s Cancer Center, that she had a spark of inspiration. “I realized I was blessed with the opportunity to do something momentously positive in the midst of a negative set of events,” DeFrancesco said. “[Swimming the English Channel] was a way to get back on my feet after going through something as traumatic as I had… it was a way to give back and say thank you and so something universally thought of as challenging. Nothing equates to a battle

with cancer but this was something that strikes some people as virtually impossible.” Taking on training for a channel swim was a big change for a “racehorse” like DeFrancesco, a sprinting specialist in the pool who, by choice, never swam more than a 200-meter race. She still barely believes the words that come out of her mouth when someone inquires about her weekend plans and they include swimming 18 miles from Cardiff to Pacific Beach. She teamed up her club swim coach at Rancho San Dieguito, Joe Benjamin, athletic trainer Brian Finn, and experienced local open water swimmers in La Jolla such as Carmel Valley’s Barbara Held, who has accomplished the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming, which includes the English Channel, 21 miles across the Catalina Channel, and 28.5 miles around Manhattan Island in New York. “I’ve loved all the friends and people I’ve met through it, I’ve never had more support for the craziest thing I’ve ever decided to do,” DeFrancesco said. Last September 2012, DeFrancesco traveled to Dover in her first attempt to swim the channel but was not allowed to swim due to gale force winds. “Mother Nature plays a tremendous role in English Channel swimming. The weather conditions are the final factor in determining when a swim will take place,” Finn said. “Many swims are often thwarted within the French waters as those tides are particularly strong and can only be overcome with countless hours of swimming. More people have successfully climbed Mount Everest than swam the English Channel.” While DeFrancesco was, of course, disappointed to not be able to swim, she was

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Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation Newcomers’ Cocktail Reception The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation held its annual Newcomers’ Cocktail Reception on Sept. 7 to welcome all families who are new to R. Roger Rowe School. The cocktail party is a casual and friendly environment for parents to meet other parents who are new to the school, as well as established families and leaders from the Education Foundation. Superintendent Lindy Delaney, Principal Kim Jeff and Annette Symon, Middle School Principal Garrett Pinkerton (K-5) and new Middle School Principal Garret Corduan also attended and Terri Corduan, Vanessa Strickland the event. The event also gave attendees the opportunity to learn more about the school, the Education Foundation and the “FiveStar Education” program. This event is underwritten by corporate community partner Wells Fargo, The Private Bank. Photos/McKenzie Images. For photos online, visit

Ken and Julie Buechler, Kali Kim, K-5 Principal Kim and Tony Pinkerton (Left) Marc and Asia Barmazel

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RSF nonprofit supports women and children at the Family Recovery Center in Oceanside BY KRISTINA HOUCK For six months, Diana (who asked that we use only her first name) and her four children were homeless and lived in shelters. Because of the support she received from the Family Recovery Center, a residential and outpatient treatment program in Oceanside, and DreamKeepers Project, a Rancho Santa Fe-based nonprofit, Diana and her family recently moved from transitional housing into their new home. Diana, 45, has struggled with substance abuse since she was a teenager. She was sexually abused as a child, ran away from home at 13 years old and became a prostitute. Through counseling, education and other support services, Family Recovery Center helped Diana recover from drug and alcohol abuse, and address her past. She has been sober for more than two years. “Not having a good start made it difficult for me to deal with things in a normal way,” said Diana, mother of a 10-year-old, 7-year-old and 6-year-old twins. “When I first went to FRC, I never imagined I could do what I’m doing right now. I never thought I would be able to live in a home, work and do a good job tending to my kids and meeting their needs as a single mom. But I’m doing it. I feel really good inside.” From raising funds for renovations at the facility, to organizing art and floral design classes for the women and story time sessions for their children, the DreamKeepers Project helps provide for the daily needs of the women and children who are treated at the Family Recovery Center. Through annual membership dues, mail campaigns, special events and cash donations, the local nonprofit establishes scholarship funds and GED tutorial classes, provides laptops to college students, provides layette sets for babies born at the center, collects new or gently used clothing for women and children, and much more. “I was really ashamed being in the situation I was in

From raising funds for renovations at organizing art and floral design classes and story time sessions for their DreamKeepers Project helps provide for of the women and children who are Family Recovery Center.

the facility, to for the women children, the the daily needs treated at the

when I was at the FRC,” said Diana, who is now working full-time, and is active in a 12-step program and local church. “I felt disconnected from society. I just felt normal people would not understand my situation. “The women from DreamKeepers came in and showed such love to us, gave me so much hope and helped me realize that people do care and I’m not an outcast to society. They do so much for the FRC, the women and the kids.” Rancho Santa Fe resident Pat Gregory co-founded the organization with her neighbor, Vera Campbell, nearly a decade ago. While teaching a parenting class at the center,

Gregory began donating towels and other supplies to the facility. An ongoing supply drive eventually led to the DreamKeepers Project. “This is one place you can see your things in motion,” Gregory said. “You can actually see your dress walking down the hall. There’s no middleman here. Everything you give us goes straight there. The women are so grateful.” “It feels like we’re doing something for people who wouldn’t otherwise have these opportunities,” added Board President Sandi Chenoweth. “I love it when I see the smile on these women’s faces.” In celebration of its 10th year, the DreamKeepers Project is hosting its annual membership event Oct. 7. During the event, a woman will speak about her experience at the Family Recovery Center. There will also be a cooking demonstration by Chef Jamal, executive chef at Poseidon Restaurant in Del Mar, a raffle drawing for gift baskets and refreshments. “I’m only one woman with four kids, and DreamKeepers has made such a huge impact and had such a huge role in helping us succeed,” Diana said. “They’re changing so many people’s lives by what they do.” The membership event takes place from 10 a.m. to noon at a private residence in Fairbanks Ranch, 6288 Avenida Loma de Oro. The event is free, but attendees are asked to bring a donation for the babies at the center. Suggested donations include: diapers, baby wipes, baby food, sippy cups, onesies, pajamas, socks, bibs, Soothie pacifiers, crib-size blankets, and head supports for car seats and strollers. Attendees must RSVP by Oct. 2. To RSVP, call 858-7566993 or email For more information about the DreamKeepers Project, visit


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R. Roger Rowe School: Contribute where your passion for our school meets your ability to give BY RSF EDUCATION FOUNDATION This year the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation is committed to raising $1,100,000 (plus $40,000 in operating expenses) to fulfill its grant to the R. Roger Rowe School and solidify the school’s ability to provide an extraordinary education for all students. This grant is the cornerstone of a Public-Private Partnership that allows for an enriched public education experience. Sixteen years ago the Rancho Santa Fe School District looked like many other ordinary public schools in the country, with limited tax revenue and a budget system that wasn’t adequate to support the type of education the community expects for its children. That’s when the parents stepped in to provide additional funds and volunteerism. Since the creation of the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation, the Ranch School has become one of the top performing public schools in the country. In fact, in the 2012-2013 school year, our school received the highest State ranking of 10 out of 10 for both the elementary and middle schools as compared to all other schools in California with similar demographics. Students have consistently achieved high standardized test scores. For the 2012/2013 school year, our school had the highest District Academic Performance Index (API) score in San Diego County. The Middle School API score was 957, which reflects a two-point increase and the highest API score for our middle school to date. The Elementary School API score was 957, giving the school a top ranking in the State of California. Every child benefits from our Five-Star Education program, New Speakers Series, expanded Community Service Learning and Acts of Kindness programs. It takes the support of all school families to maintain this successful PublicPrivate Partnership. Parents are asked to contribute at the level where your passion for our school meets your ability to give, keeping in mind that the Fair Share cost per child is $1,709 ($1.1 million plus $40K expenses divided by 667 students). All contributors receive named recognition on the Education Foundation’s Thank You List which is published and distributed to all school families, as well as a free student directory and car decal. Donors that contribute at the higher Cap & Gown, Benefactor, and Scholars’ Circle levels receive

special recognition. All families should be proud to participate at any level. Rancho Santa Fe School’s Five-Star Education Ninety-six percent of Foundation funds provide for teacher salaries (allowing for small class sizes and specialized teachers), 4 percent for enrichment activities. Average class size is 18 students; without the Education Foundation, average class size would be 35 or more. In addition to the many benefits derived from small classes, the Education Foundation grant allows the school to secure specialized teachers in music, art, drama, science and technology among others, a Literacy Excellence program affiliated with the prestigious Columbia University, as well as Integrated Science and Differentiated Math programs. Five-Star Education programs are now in place for 2013/14 and the funds are


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due immediately to cover their costs. Cyber Thursday – The Art of Giving Goes On-Line Make your Red Envelope contribution from your computer on Thursday, Sept. 26. Log on to and click “Contribute Now.â€? Stay in your pajamas while you support the school! Red Envelope Friday Red Envelope Friday will be in full force on Friday, Sept. 27, as parents are welcomed at drop off and pick up by Foundation volunteers who will collect pledge forms and contributions. Parents will also notice red boxes at the office and around campus where they can drop their contributions. All major credit and debit cards are accepted. Pledges for future contributions are encouraged and accepted if you cannot pay by Sept. 27. Timely Contributions automatically entered into Raffle This year all families who make their contribution or pledge by Red Envelope Friday will be automatically entered into a raffle with exciting prizes, including the grand prize of a vacation get-a-way condo in Aspen, Colorado. More prizes include a private event for eight adults at an urban winery, private lunches with Kim Pinkerton, elementary school principal, or Garret Corduan, middle school principal, gift certificates from Delicias restaurant, Whole Foods, Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and many more. So don’t delay‌ contribute today! For more information about Red Envelope Friday or to make a contribution, contact the RSF Education Foundation at (858) 756-1141 x208, or email at

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‘Art of Fashion’ Patron Party A Patron Party was held Sept. 5 at Mille Fleurs for The Country Friends’ 58th annual “Art of Fashion” event, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19, on the lawn in front of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. All proceeds from the Sept. 19 event benefit 30 local charities, such as the Burn Institute, Rancho Santa Fe Seniors and YWCA’s Becky’s House for victims of domestic abuse. This year’s Art of Fashion event will feature a few new twists: the runway fashion show will start earlier and precede the luncheon, and the Apres Affaire will be bigger than ever with not only wine tasting but a beer garden and live entertainment. The event starts at 10 a.m. with boutique shopping featuring South Coast Plaza retailers, such as Escada, Jo Malone, TOD’s and Versace. The shops will remain open until 5 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit Photos/McKenzie Images. For photos online, visit www.rsfreview. com

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Cancer survivor launches cycling fundraiser to support cancer research BY KRISTINA HOUCK A two-time cancer survivor, Bill Koman is committed to finding a cure. He founded Pedal the Cause, an annual cyc l i n g event that provides funding for cancer research in St. Louis, and now he is launching Bill Koman another COURTESY PHOTO cycling event that will support cancer research in San Diego. “I didn’t want to be passive and hope it goes away,” said Koman, president of the Koman Group, a real estate company. “I decided that I needed to take a more active approach so people won’t have to go through this in the future. So we’re raising funds for cancer research in the Midwest and now out here in San Diego.” First diagnosed with lymphoma in 2004, Koman, a St. Louis native, was treated at Siteman Cancer Center and underwent chemotherapy and radiation. The cancer returned the next year, and after more rigorous treat-

ments and a bone marrow transplant, he has been cancer-free since 2006. After beating cancer for the second time, Koman wanted to give back to the place that saved his life and ensure that others treated at the facility would have the same outcome. He founded Pedal the Cause in 2009 with the goal that 100 percent of the funds raised through the organization would stay in St. Louis and benefit Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. In its first year, the event attracted 800 riders, 300 volunteers and raised roughly $950,000. Last year, in its third year, 1,800 riders raised $2.2 million. “Having people that you know and care about at the finish line cheering for you is great,” said Koman, who participates every year. “It’s also great knowing what you’re doing for the institutions that you’re benefitting.” Pedal the Cause in San Diego will offer one- and two-day riding options with several courses of varying length, and take place Oct. 26-27, between La Jolla and Julian. Pro-

ceeds will benefit UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and the Salk Institute – three institutions that recently joined forces to further cancer research under the name San Diego National Cancer Institute Cancer Centers Council. “The dollars stay in this community, which is really important, and I think the collaboration between the three institutions is really unique,” said Koman, who now lives in San Diego and serves as chairman of UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Board. The Pedal the Cause office is based in Solana Beach. “If you’re going to be treated for cancer, do you want to be travelling around the country, or would you rather be able to go in your backyard and have worldclass treatments and results where you don’t have to pack up and leave? I think it’s a huge advantage that people in San Diego can have world-class care in their community.” For more information and to register for Pedal the Cause, visit

Santa Fe Christian student chosen for UC San Diego School of Medicine’s Summer Academy Jacquelyn Askew, a sophomore at Santa Fe Christ i a n Schools, was one of 14 Jacquelyn San Diego Askew County high school girls chosen to participate in the Oncofertility Academy sponsored by the UC San Diego School of Medicine this summer. The Academy is a hands-on educational program that inspires 10th to 12th grade girls to become the next generation of scientists and physicians. Oncofertility is the study of how cancer and cancer treatments affect the

reproductive system and fertility. During the academy, Jacquelyn and the other students visited UCSD Reproductive Medicine, CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County), Moores Cancer Center, Scripps Oceanography, and Scripps Memorial Hospital. There they participated in multiple hands-on experiments and listened to lectures from renowned physicians. At the end of the Academy, each student presented her individualized research project in cancer or reproductive biology to a panel of judges. Jacquelyn’s presentation on “Undiagnosed Celiac Disease Linked to Unexplained Infertility” was chosen by the panel for future

research and development. oncofertility/posters.html “I believe Santa Fe Christian is giving me excellent preparation for pursuing a medical career. I have had several very influential teachers in science who have encouraged me to find a passion within the science field. They have even taken personal time to read through medical journals and other scientific materials with me to prepare me for future opportunities.” said Jacquelyn. Jacquelyn plans to major in pre-med in college and become an Oncologist or Gastroenterologist. For more information on Santa Fe Christian Schools, visit

Attendance, handle up for 2013 Race Meet BY JOE TASH Attendance was up slightly, and the handle – or amount of money bet on races – increased in 2013 at Del Mar’s annual horse racing meet over the previous year, the top official with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club said on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Joe Harper, president of the Thoroughbred Club, made the comments Tuesday at the board meeting of the 22nd District Agricultural Association. The 2013 Del Mar horse racing meet ended its 37-day run on Wednesday, Sept. 4. This year’s attendance was 653,259, up from 652,034 last year, according to the Thoroughbred Club. The total handle of bets from all sources was $482,336,877, an increase of 5.2 percent over 2012, for this year’s seven-week season. Four horses were injured during this year’s meet, said Harper. This winter, the Thoroughbred Club will widen the racetrack’s turf course, expanding the number of horses that can be accommodated for each race. Officials hope to bring the prestigious Breeder’s Cup race to Del Mar following the turf track upgrade.

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Teen Volunteers in Action welcomes new year and Sudanese American Youth Center founder The founding SD1 Chapter of Teen Volunteers in Action held its yearly “Kick-Off” event on Sept. 8 at the Encinitas Community Center. The event marked the beginning of the organization’s 13th year of service to the San Diego community. Annie Johnson, VP of philanthropy, is looking forward to an exciting year with the generous TVIA families. “We have our many returning philanthropies, such as Saint Vincent De Paul, The Community Resource Center, The Herrick Center and San Elijo Lagoon, as well as an exciting new event, ArtWalk San Diego,” Johnson said 2013-2014 Chapter President, Susan Lyon, stated, “I love that now there’s increasing scientific evidence to back up the fact that service, helping others, actually makes people happy. That’s always been true for our family, so I look forward to another year of involvement in the community while hopefully inspiring some of the teens to continue their service into college and adulthood.” This year’s Kick-Off event included an inspiring presentation by Wai John Wai, the founder of the Sudanese American Youth Center in San Diego, a nonprofit organization based in the San Diego area focusing on mentoring Sudanese youth on how to become successful in the United States and still maintain the Sudanese cultural identity and value. TVIA families also held a donation collection for the North County Solutions for Change Holiday Party that included gift cards, calendars, CDs, DVDs, movie tickets, and personal items. Members celebrated last year’s total of over 2,500 teen service hours. Serving the north coastal communities of Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas and Carlsbad, Teen Volunteers in Action is an organization of young men, grades 7-12, committed to developing community leaders through a structured program of volunteerism, philanthropy and personal growth. For more information on TVIA, visit Photos/McKenzie Images; For photos online, visit

TVIA Leadership Council: Seated (L to R): Michael Poulos, Drew Heenan, Jacob Burgess, Matt Hadley. Standing (L to R): Max McKinney, Keenan Salvati, Adam Alsadek, Jake Lyon, Kevin Hadley, Danny Goldberg, Noah Sutton Smolin

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Update: TPHS grad Taylor Williamson gearing up for ‘America’s Got Talent’ finals Note: This story was written before the Sept. 10 final. BY ROB LEDONNE Taylor Williamson, the Torrey Pines High School graduate and stand-up comedian, has made it through yet another round of the NBC competition series “America’s Got Talent,� and this Tuesday, Sept. 10, performs on the show as part of the final 12 contestants. “It’s so amazing,� said Williamson via telephone from New York, where the series broadcasts live from Radio City Music Hall. “I appreciate it because I realize that I’m here because people decided I should go through.� Since debuting on the show in August, Williamson has quickly become a fan favorite. He caught the public’s eye after an inside joke with judge Heidi Klum (who was originally lukewarm on the comic) snowballed into a bit on the show where Williamson and Klum exchanged playful banter. As a result of his growing notoriety, Williamson has taken to calling his reverent fan-base Taylords — a play on pop stars giving a name to their fans (Lady Gaga calls them “Little Monsters� and One Direction’s fans are “Directioners�). In addition, Williamson has become a hot commodity in the cutthroat world of stand-up. “I recently sold out a headlining show at the Hollywood Improv on a Friday night,� explained Willaimson of the well-known venue. “That has never happened to me, ever. Two months ago I couldn’t even get an opening slot at a club like that. People really are enjoying what I do, and it’s so special.� Also excited is Taylor’s mother, Suzanne, a Del Mar resident. “She wanted to put up fliers [telling people to vote for me],� Williamson explained. “I had to tell her not to. “I’m still hoping she forgets about the money she lent me,� he joked. This Tuesday, Sept. 10, Williamson will take the stage again as part of the top 12 finalists. If he makes it through, there will only be one more week of elimination until a winner is announced.

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Taylor Williamson “It will be hard because last time went way too well, it was a dream scenario,� Williamson said. “I have to try to top it.� “America’s Got Talent,� consistently ranked the number one show in the country, airs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC San Diego. Voting opens, by phone and website, following Tuesday’s edition. For updates and more information, visit and

BY KRISTINA HOUCK When Nazlin Kassamali moved to this area from Hemet four years ago, she had never been boogie boarding. Kassamali now boogie boards with her friends every week at Fletcher Cove. “I enjoy it so much,� she said. “I feel so alive. There’s something therapeutic about the salt water, I believe.� Boogie boarding is just one of many activities offered by the Newcomers Club of San Dieguito, an organization that welcomes new residents to North County and organizes charitable, educational and social events. “We were new to the area and this was a great way to meet new people,� said Kassamali, who moved to the community with her husband after the couple retired. She is also a member of the group’s book club, bridge club and Scrabble club. “Everyone was very supportive and helpful, and now I just come out and enjoy the water. It’s a shame to live by the beach and not go in the water. I think it’s an amazing feeling!� A book club and boogie board group

member, Del Mar resident Debbie Vescuso encouraged Kassamali to join the group because she “wanted to share the fun.� “I absolutely love this group of women,� Vescuso said. “This activity allows our inner child to come out to play.� Originally from New Jersey, Vescuso said she invites people to sit on the beach and watch, and before long, they join in the fun. “That’s how we’ve gained a lot of people,� she said. “Before you know it, they’re buying a wetsuit, they’re in the water and we’re teaching them how to catch a wave.� The Newcomers Club of San Dieguito has more than 200 members in 30 activities. Membership costs $25 per year and is open to people residing in the San Dieguito area, which includes Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and other nearby communities. For more information or to join the Newcomers Club of San Dieguito, contact Membership Chairwoman Janie Boscacci at 858-461-4111 or

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SES Pro-Am Sponsor Party The 9th Annual Sean Eduardo Sanchez (SES) fundraising Pro-Am was held Sept. 7 at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe. Proceeds from the two-day event will provide the children of Tecate, Mexico, with access to free tennis lessons, tennis equipment and cross-border tournament transportation, while also supporting the efforts of Empty Cradle (, a San Diego non-profit organization that helps parents cope with the loss of an infant before, during or after birth. A highlight of the two-day event was a Sponsor Party (photos from the event are on this page) on the evening of Sept. 6, that was hosted by John and Sarah Cox at their home Eduardo and Amelia Sanchez with Siana and Kian in Rancho Santa Fe. The Sponsor Party included a buffet dinner provided by Miltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant, silent auction, entertainment by musician Ean Corbet and numerologist/tarot card reader Adrienne Abeyta. Works of art by artist Kurosh Yahyai were on display for sale, as well as jewelry from Rancho Santa Fe Estate and Fine Jewelry â&#x20AC;&#x201D; both vendors will donate a portion of sales this evening back to the SES Tennis Center. Photos/McKenzie Images. For photos online, visit

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Writers Roundtable: Q& A with author, literary agent, anthropologist and producer Bill Gladstone BY ANTOINETTE KURITZ AND JARED KURITZ Sometimes accomplished people can be so understated that we often don’t know who really lives in our own backyard. Bill Gladstone is just such a person. A Yale- and Harvard- trained cultural anthropologist who traveled the world in search of mysteries for Rod Serling, Gladstone is considered an international expert on indigenous cultures and the meaning of 2012 and its rippling impact on our world. Co-producer of the highly-acclaimed film “Tapping the Source,” Gladstone is also a literary agent who has represented some of the most respected and influential authors of our time, including Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, and Barbara Marx Hubbard. Gladstone’s newest novel, “The Power of Twelve,” will debut with a discussion and signing at Mysterious Galaxy on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. (7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111; 858-268-4747). Gladstone, who can be found in and around Cardiff taking beach walks, playing tennis, and enjoying golf, shared some thoughts on writing with us. ( 1. You have been an agent, publisher, author, and an innovator in the publishing industry. What is it about publishing that draws you? I was born into this industry; my father founded Arco Publishing in New York City in 1936. I have always loved reading books and have enjoyed writing even more. My mother was a devoted reader who read the entire Wizard of Oz series to me as a young child. She collected of what she referred to as second-rate Victorian writers; her collection was gifted to Columbia University. My mom loved books; my dad saw books as a commercial product. The combination of seeing books as both a way to make a living and a way to experience the world and impact others through writing has made me a devoted agent, writer and publisher. 2. What is the most profound change you have seen in publishing in the past decade? The last decade has been all about ebooks and print on demand. About 15 years ago I helped launch the first ebook and first print-on-demand book companies. Clearly those have been the two most important new revenue-generating developments of the last decade. What do you expect to remain the same? We will still have the five major book publishers publishing the majority of bestselling books. There will still be book stores. But the percentage of revenue from

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print book sales will continue to decline. 3. As an agent, what do you look for in an author and a book? I like to represent courageous and talented people who are dedicated to making a positive difference in the world. I have represented many first-time authors but — with rare exception —



must now limit myself to working with authors with large established fan bases. 4. You live here in North County San Diego. As an agent, does it matter that you are not in New York? When I first moved to North County in 1979, it was a long shot that I would survive as a literary agent. All the major publisher and agents were in New York, and my chances of success were quite small. But I lucked into representing books about technology, and it became an advantage that I was in California where all the technology experts were living and writing. Now, with email and other technology it is no longer essential that major literary agents be based in New York. One or two trips a year to New York is now sufficient to enjoy the same access to editors that New York agents have. 5. How difficult is it for you to change professional hats from agent to author? And which role do you prefer and why? I like the variety of being both an agent and an author. As an agent, I never know what author or publisher is going to call me and what new project I will be representing or which title I represent has just won a major book award or appeared on a bestseller list. As a writer there is nothing better than writing words that inspire not just your readers but yourself as an author. This is why I will continue to both write and agent for many years to come. 6. You write both fiction and non-fiction. For purposes of process, what do you find to be the commonality between the two; and what is the biggest difference? Good writing is good writing, and both require focus and the ability to communicate ideas. It is far easier and faster to write non-fiction than fiction. Fiction requires greater planning and delicacy. With non-fiction you create an outline and follow it. With fiction there are unexpected events that can dramatically change your initial writing plans. Characters can come alive in unexpected ways requiring, in some instances, major alterations in plot. 7. You have co-authored and authored independently. What is the major difference, and which do you prefer? Much easier to write on my own. I like my co-authors and enjoy working with them, but my own pace of writing is very fast, so it is just easier to work alone. Even when working alone I work closely with an editor, so on one level I am never working alone. The collaborative nature of writing should never be underestimated. One of the unique aspects of co-authoring is the chance to learn from other writers. I learned a great deal working with Jack Canfield as his co-author on “The Golden Motorcycle Gang” and look forward to future collaborations with other authors should the opportunity arise. 8. Is there a thread that runs through all your books, and if so, what is it? The basic thread that runs through all of my writing is that to be alive is a magical experience. There are fundamental laws and truths that govern the universe and in all my writing I explore these truths. 9. How does your training in cultural anthropology play into your new book, “The Power of Twelve” and its prequel, “The Twelve?” I have lived with indigenous peoples on multiple continents. As an anthropologist I learned to ask questions first and only offer judgments after careful analysis of all data. I also

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Diane McNary 1945 – 2013 Our dearest Diane passed away in the loving embrace of her family on Wednesday, September 4, of Leukemia, at the age of 68. Diane Gail McNary was born in 1945 in Santa Monica, California. She grew up in Arcadia and lived in San Diego since 1971. A loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Diane was respected and

beloved by all who knew her. Diane’s influence was extensive, her impact significant and her genuine honesty was a true treasure. While we know that she has transcended to a better place with the Lord, her absence is deeply felt. Her strong faith and generous spirit were a guiding light to her family and friends as well as an inspiration to all. She always led an active life full of cheer and love, surrounded by friends and family. Skiing, golfing, walking the beach or golf course, bridge, reading cherished books, bible study, good food, family gatherings, spending time with her beloved grandchildren and generally caring for others occupied her time and fulfilled her life. When she wasn’t in San Diego, she was in Sun Valley, Idaho, spending time with her family and

friends hiking, skiing, boating, “beaching it” at Alturas Lake and living the mountain dream. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Chuck McNary; son, Erik McNary; daughter, Heather Cunningham; grandchildren, Stratton and Vivian; father, Richard Kramb; brothers, Randy and Bill Kramb, and her dear niece and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate Diane’s life will be held at The Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 12, 2013. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Village Church Memorial Fund for Children’s Ministries/Missions and Outreach Program in memory of Diane McNary. Please sign the guest book online at www. ranchosantafereview

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Star Parker to speak at RSF GOP Women’s ‘Celebrating America’ event The Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women, Fed. invite all to a special engagement with Star Parker, a conservative political activist, author, syndicated columnist to more than 400 newspapers worldwide, Fox News political commentator, social policy consultant, and the founder and president of CURE (the Center for Urban Renewal & Education). The event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26. Check-in and social: 5-5:30 p.m. Dinner and program: 6-8 p.m. The event will be held at Bentley’s Steak & Chop House, 162 South Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas. Cost is $35 per person. This will be a sold-out gathering. Checks must be received not later than Saturday, Sept. 21. Please make checks payable to “The Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women, Fed.” Send to Post Office Box 1195, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. For more information, contact Jody Bray at or 858-756-1906.

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Congressman Scott Peters to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club event The RSF Democratic Club will host Congressman Scott Peters on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Peters serves California’s 52nd Congressional District. Peters “is a civic leader who has made improving the quality of life in San Diego his life’s work. He is a problem solver with a record of bringing people together to get results. In Congress he currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee & the House Science, Space, & Technology Committee. Many of the issues he is concerned with include education, energy and the environment, fiscal responsibility, health care, jobs and the economy, national security, senior veterans, and San Diego. “His career in public service includes serving as San Diego’s first City Council President, where he pursued greater accountability and efficiency in government. Peters created a new Council/Mayor form of government with an independent budget review function. “Peters also served as a San Diego Port Commissioner, and is the past chairman of the San Diego Unified Port District – a major economic engine that produces tens of thousands of high-skill, high-wage jobs for San Diegans. The Port manages the state tidelands in and around San Diego Bay, which produces $3.3 billion in direct economic impact to the region and supports jobs for more than 40,000 San Diegans.”

Scott Peters Courtesy photo The Sept. 26 meeting of the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club is at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Members: $15. Guests: $25. RSVP: Questions: Call Maria McEneany: 858759-2620.

Next Coffee and Conversation event is Sept. 18; Expert to speak on ‘Elder Abuse: The Size of the Problem’ The September “Coffee and Conversation” event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 8-9 a.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. The topic of the event will be “Elder Abuse: The Size of the Problem” and will be presented by Jesse Navarro, director of community relations, for the District Attorney’s Office. With 74 million baby boomers born between 1946-64, the number of Americans 65 and over is projected to nearly double by 2030 and the number of people 85 and over is increasing at an even faster rate. As many as 2 million seniors are abused, exploited or neglected every year, judging by available statistics and surveys, and experts say there could be many more. Research indicates that one in 10 seniors have suffered some form of abuse at least once. Getting comprehensive numbers of the abused is complicated, experts say, because the vast majority of cases go unreported out of embarrassment, fear of being cut off from family — most abuse is at the hands of relatives — or confusion about what has happened. Jesse Navarro will talk about signs and symptoms of elder abuse. At first you may not



recognize or take seriously signs of elder abuse. They may appear to be symptoms of dementia or signs of the elderly person’s frailty. Many of the signs and symptoms of elder abuse do overlap with symptoms of mental deterioration, but that doesn’t mean you should dismiss them on the caregiver’s say-so. He will talk about detecting physical abuse, drug overdose or failure to take medication regularly; even caregivers refusal to allow you to see the elderly alone. Navarro joined the DA’s office in 2003 and has a strong business, community and law enforcement background. He has been appointed to various commissions, local and state boards, and received recognition from various communities, civic and governmental organizations. Come listen to Navarro speak, Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 8-9 a.m. To attend “Coffee and Conversation,” contact Deana Carter at (858) 756-1566 or The Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club is located at 5827 Via De La Cumbre in Rancho Santa Fe.



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The British are coming! The British are coming! The British Invasion was a social phenomenon during the mid-1960s when rock and pop music groups from the United Kingdom, and all things British, from Burberry plaid and Mary Poppins to secret agent 007 movies, became popular in the United States and then the world. “Mod” fashions, such as the mini skirt from “Swinging London” designers such as Mary Quant and worn by early supermodels Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton and other models, exploded with worldwide popularity. Inspired by this iconic era, the San Diego Del Norte Chapter of National Charity League, Class of 2016, gathered for a photo shoot, at the lovely residence and gardens of Heather and Mark Scherer in Fairbanks Ranch, to promote their upcoming UK-themed fashion show, “British Invasion.” The show will be held at La Jolla’s Hyatt Aventine grand ballroom on Oct. 27, giving the girls time to practice runway modeling, posture, grooming and style tips to prepare for the show. The annual Fashion Show is a highlight for NCL 10th graders, and will be attended by family, friends and the entire San Diego Del Norte Chapter for an afternoon of socializing, including a spectacular raffle, beautiful floral centerpieces, luncheon and modeling that showcases a variety of the most trendy and fashionable local boutiques and stores. The co-chairs for this event are NCL Patronesses, Noemi Ashline and Heather Scherer. The National Charity League fosters mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.

CCA Foundation celebrates Canyon Crest Academy’s 10th Anniversary on Back-to -School Night Sept. 17 Canyon Crest Academy parents are invited to Back-to-School Night which begins at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, (5:30 p.m. for freshmen parents). Principal Karl Mueller will open the evening with a welcome presentation. San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent Rick Schmitt and members of the school board will also be in attendance. Following the welcome, parents will attend each of their children’s classes. (Detailed information will be provided on the CCA website and via email communication.) During the evening, a video produced by CCA-TV and Cinema student Jason Phillips will be shown. The video celebrates the many accomplishments of CCA during its 10-year history. Highlights include multiple awards across a variety of disciplines, CIF championships, a Newsweek ranking of 78th in the country and 6th in California and consistently high API scores and AP pass rates. Most recently, CCA achieved a new all time high API score of 921. “It is one of the great pleasures of my job to work with such bright, hardworking students, generous parents and talented teachers,” said Executive Director Joanne Couvrette. “Jason Phillips, the CCA-TV and CCA Cinema team who produced this wonderful video for Back to School Night, are wonderful examples of the talent of our students.” CCA is proud to offer its students an outstanding education that includes enrichment opportunities in academics, athletics and the arts despite receiving the lowest per student funding of the six high school districts in San Diego County. Many of these educational enrichment opportunities are funded by the CCA Foundation, including CCA-TV and CCA Cinema. The CCA Foundation staff and board members will host a tent at Back to School Night with information about its programs and upcoming events, and will be available to take parent donations. Parents are encouraged to bring their donations to the CCA Foundation tent on Back to School Night. The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation is a parent-led 501(c)(3) organization providing fantastic opportunities across academics, athletics, and the arts, and creating an environment where students can thrive. Your tax-deductible donation to the CCA Foundation is vitally needed to continue our support of these programs. To learn more about the CCA Foundation, please visit

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‘Family Picnic’ at The Nativity School

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A festive “Family Picnic” was held at The Nativity School on Sept. 8. Firehouse Subs, located in Encinitas, provided sandwiches and drinks for the event; Oggi’s, located in Carmel Valley, supplied salads; and an ice cream truck from Yummy Tummy, located in Solana Beach, provided desserts to 200 adults and kids. Local band Phil in the Blanks performed at the picnic. The event was co-chaired by Ryan and Jamie Gonzales. For more information, visit Photos/McKenzie Images. For photos online, visit

Emily, Marcella, Katherine, Natalie, Karla, Bella Event Cochairs Ryan and Jamie Gonzales, Nativity School Principal Margaret Heveron

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Education Matters/Opinion Two simple ideas to improve education BY MARSHA SUTTON When Education Secretary Arne Duncan tweeted on Aug. 19 about the benefits Marsha Sutton of later school start times for teens in high schools, he created an unexpected buzz. But where have you been, Mr. Duncan? The research overwhelmingly shows that later start times for high school students unquestionably improves academic achievement and mental outlook while decreasing behavioral problems and delinquency. Duncan’s tweet (he tweeted this?) – “Common sense to improve student achievement that too few have implemented: let teens sleep more, start school later” – is a no-brainer that researchers and child advocates have been trumpeting for more than a decade. And we’re not talking a measly 15 minutes. A 9 a.m. start time would vastly – vastly – improve what everyone in education gives lip service to saying is important. Will they do it? Not a chance. Many of us who have fought this battle for years are armed with facts and research and irrefutable evidence that implementing later start times is an easy policy change that would have a significant impact on the health and well-being of teens – and would translate into an outcome educators all say they crave: higher test scores and improved student achievement. But alas, as Duncan said in an interview with guest host Susan Page on National Public Radio’s Diane Rehm Show on Sept. 4, “So often [in] education, we design school systems that work for adults and not for kids. I think this is just another example of that.” No amount of proven scientific data seems to convince reluctant school officials and elected board members to change the way the system is currently set up. The issue has come before the San Dieguito Union High School District’s Board of Education several times in past years, with little effect. In 2010, for example, Canyon Crest Academy moved its start time from 8:15 a.m. to 8 a.m. and never even considered moving in the other direction. Accommodating athletics was the over-riding consideration. In fact, one SDUHSD board member even objected to discussing the matter at a board meeting when approval was sought for the change and wanted the earlier start time approved under the

Consent calendar without debate. Start times at Torrey Pines High School were once an ungodly 7:15 a.m. It was only after years of petitions and pleas from determined parents coalescing together to implore the board to start school later that trustees finally compromised and moved start times to 7:45 a.m. The parents wanted 8:15 a.m. but settled after a longfought effort that left them drained of energy and battlefatigued. Duncan said the issue must be decided at the local level, and would not be a federal mandate, but he encouraged districts to strike out on their own and set a precedent for something this basic. “The vast majority of districts are just sort of conforming to the status quo rather than being, you know, more creative and being innovative,” he said in the interview. The top two comments in the Duncan interview posted on-line said it best: “The research is already crystal clear, and has been since the 1990s, that running high schools from about 7 a.m. till about 2 p.m. is harming teen health and learning. The problem is not the research. It’s lack of political will to change, and without some support and guidelines from educational leaders, that will isn’t going to change on a local level. This is a public health issue and can’t be treated as a negotiable budget item.” And this one: “I think the sleep issue is particularly problematic in the U.S. because we have placed such a high priority on after-school sports. Years ago when I was an exchange student in Germany, sports were primarily non-school based. Perhaps other countries don’t have as big of a problem with teenager sleep issues in part because other countries don’t overvalue sports in the educational system.” Duncan didn’t get into what’s really driving the early start times, besides bus schedules. But the main culprit is athletics. Over-valuing sports in the education system is a nice way of saying sports reign supreme. When rules are made to conform to the needs of athletic departments, you know what’s running the show. Until a majority of parents demand that start times be changed so teens can sleep later – and until school board members find the courage to stand up to adults in the system and the sports-obsessed and act on behalf of what’s best for students – this simple approach that would improve student health and increase academic success will never be implemented. What’s sad is the missed opportunity for SDUHSD

schools which could be recognized and applauded for leading this effort. As powerhouse schools known county- and state-wide, these schools could be leaders in changing the system and making a major impact, while sending a clear message that teaching and learning is what schools are for. As Duncan said about his tweet, “I was trying to challenge the status quo and to be provocative and say, if so much evidence is pretty, you know, is fairly overwhelming that this is a better thing, a better way for teens to learn, why, as education leaders, why aren’t we paying attention to that and at least, you know, looking at this very, very seriously?” Why indeed. Opting out of standardized testing In another piece of national news, a report by Associated Press on Sept. 8 stated that more and more parents are refusing to allow their kids to take standardized tests. The opt-out movement is gaining traction nationwide for a variety of reasons. Many parents believe, according to the report, that standardized testing results in time-consuming test preparation that narrows the curriculum and dictates what’s taught in the classroom. This, they say, leaves little time for important subjects that aren’t included on standardized tests or for teaching critical thinking methods that aren’t easily measurable. They also say the tests cause undue stress on young children, take up valuable hours in school, are used unfairly to evaluate teachers, and have contributed to the growing influence of outside corporate profit centers. Protest movements bordering on civil disobedience in New York, Delaware, Rhode Island, Washington, D.C., Seattle and Oregon – including students marching in zombie costumes – have gained national attention. It’s not just parents against the tests. Also opposed are some teachers, like Peggy Robertson of Centennial, Colorado, who said in the story that she expects the movement to grow. “You can feel the momentum,” she said. “I think we’re headed for a full-on revolt next year.” Duncan may not like the opt-out movement as much as he supports later start times. But both issues have in common a potential grassroots effort by education activists who, through strength in numbers, have the ability to pressure educators to enact sensible education policy. The power of the engaged and mobilized should never be under-estimated. — Marsha Sutton can be reached at

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Voices for Children’s ‘Fashion and Friends’ A special “Fashion and Friends” event was held Sept. 6 at the RSF home of Holly Ellison for VIP guests of the Sept. 28 Starry Starry Night 2013 fundraiser for Voices for Children. Ellison is a Voices for Children board member. The garden luncheon was catered by Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille and featured a preview of the M Missoni Autumn 2013 Collection. (M Missoni has donated to the Sept. 28 event’s live auction a trip to Milan, Italy.) Voices for Children “transforms the lives of abused children in San Diego County by providing them with volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs).” The Starry Starry Night gala will be held at the Rancho Valencia Resort on Sept. 28. For more information, visit Photos/McKenzie Images. For photos online, visit www.

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OPTIONS continued from page 3 with an expensive physical server instead of going to a cloud system, connecting computers via the internet. “It just seems like a lot of money for servers,” Wilkinson said. The new servers are needed as the Association has taken on the task of scanning all property and building files — replacing bulky paper folders with electronic records. In handling those demands, the Association’s three servers have reached their maximum storage capacity, as well as nearing the end of their functional life as outdated technology. Steve Comstock, chief financial officer, said they received bids from vendors that are all within the Dell family. RSF Association President Ann Boon said it makes sense for the Association to take the time to look at other vendor options and explore the possibility of the

cloud. Later in the meeting, the Association approved a funding request related to the RSF Association’s and RSF Golf Club’s financial software conversion. The board previously approved $65,000 with the belief that it would be sufficient funding for the transition, however, more than $51,000 has already been expensed and there is still a lot that needs to be done, according to Comstock. The revised project completion cost is now $80,919 and the board approved the additional capital funding not to exceed $81,000. Director Rochelle Putnam said she was fine with approving the expenditure but wanted to make sure that the end game was known and that the Association wouldn’t just keep spending on this project. Comstock said he believed the additional funding would be sufficient to complete the software conversion.

SURVIVOR continued from page 3 even more determined to train harder and return the next year. DeFrancesco trained in a pool four times a week and twice a week in the ocean, logging 55 to 60 miles a week. As swimmers are not allowed to wear wetsuits for the Channel Swim, she prepped for cold by traveling to colder waters in Ventura and Lake Tahoe, taking frigid showers, and riding in her car with the air conditioning on full blast. Channel swimmers are encouraged to add 30 pounds of weight, so on Sundays the lean DeFrancesco prepared a vat of mashed potatoes for the week and stocked up on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. On this year’s trip to England, the weather was the opposite of the year before, absolutely beautiful, DeFrancesco said. “I came with a different air of confidence,” DeFrancesco said. “I had the sun on my back and my swim was rough but it was manageable, it was enjoyable.” During her swim she sang songs in her head and was immersed in thoughts

— as people from home sent texts to Finn he would write them on a white board and hold them up for her to see. Wearing a glow stick during the dark hours, she swam through shipping lanes with tankers so big they looked like “cities on water,” through jellyfish, one-to-three meter seas, and 18mile-per-hour wind gusts. “I just kept thinking ‘I’m in the English Channel, this is me swimming the English Channel, I’m going to swim the English Channel,’ “DeFrancesco said of her racing thoughts. It’s commonly said that the channel swim really begins in the heavy current of the French waters, 19 miles in, and DeFrancesco can confirm. The currents can take a swimmer up to eight miles off course. “I was nearly crying into my goggles my hip flexors hurt so bad,” she said. There’s no beach on the French side so she climbed up onto the rocks and hoped that she wouldn’t have to swim any further. Luckily she had landed at the “Holy Grail” of destination points for Channel swims, Cap-Gris-Nis, and didn’t have to swim — a dinghy fetched her and brought her back to her crew’s boat. Her hips and

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shoulders aching and her stomach churning, she took a nap on a tackle box. She felt well enough to enjoy breakfast for dinner — a feast of English bacon. DeFrancesco said she is still processing what she accomplished — it has been a whirlwind since she got back on Aug. 31. She went right back to work on Labor Day at her job at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla. The “swim of a lifetime” behind her and after two years of being consumed with the channel swim, she is now looking forward to having extra time with her family, friends and puppy. She has some ideas about what she might attempt to conquer next, admitting that marathon swimming is addicting. Whether it’s a big swim, raising funds for First Descents or heading to grad school, this survivor will tackle her next big challenge with confidence. “I want to raise awareness about the importance of survivorship,” DeFrancesco said. “Whatever your adversity is, don’t let that weigh you down or define you.” To learn more or donate to First Descents, visit DeFrancesco’s site channeledin. com.



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INTERNET continued from page 1 less, satellite and other DSL T1 lines. During the process the Association received two proposals to wire the Covenant, one from ATT U-Verse and one from Cox. Holler said the proposal from Cox cost more than $11 million and the Association would not own the infrastructure. AT&T U-Verse’s proposal involved the company funding the cost to wire the Covenant, but involved a seven-year contract that would make the Association financially responsible for over 1,700 member subscriptions. “Neither proposal was a feasible solution because of the risk and costs associated with them,” Holler said. But, during the two years the committee has been going through the process, director Rochelle Putnam said AT&T U-Verse has been wiring sporadically throughout the Ranch. She said wireless has exploded so rapidly that it doesn’t make sense for the Association to

saddle themselves with a solution that may be obsolete within months. Both director Craig McAllister and Wilkinson said that AT&T U-Verse has worked very well for their needs. Wilkinson said the way for people in the Ranch to go is wireless broadband. “It’s changing a lot and will change drastically in the next few years,” said Wilkinson said, noting that more and more wireless solutions are going to become available. Both AT&T and Verizon offer 4G LTE cellular-based internet access through tablets, smart phones, wireless routers or air cards. While 4G service is not available uniformly Covenant-wide, the carriers’ 3G service is available in some areas. Verizon also offers a HomeFusion broadband package that comes with an external antenna and wireless router to improve the strength of the signal for use in the home. Holler said the current speeds of 3G and 4G are very fast. The only limiting factor for the most part is data caps — it can be problematic to stream movies or download larger documents. Holler said AT&T Wireless may soon be expanding its 4G coverage as well, with no extra cost to the Association. It will likely require additional utility poles but

those locations are unknown at this time. Wilkinson wondered how much internet access remains a problem—he said most people are able to get internet connections via their smart phones or tablets. “Maybe technology has solved our problem for us,” director Heather Slosar said. Despite the improvements made and the better coverage that exists, Holler said the Association still gets calls from members a couple of times a week looking for solutions. Here are some of the options available for Association members looking to get and stay connected: Fixed broadband For properties that have a direct line of sight access to communication towers on Black Mountain or San Marcos, fixed broadband wireless may be an option. It is a small dish that can be mounted outside a house. Holler said speeds can be very fast but it won’t work unless a home is located in that direct line of sight with the towers — the signal can’t shoot through trees and it won’t work for homes located in a valley. Costs vary but providers include San Diego Broadband and Skyriver. Satellite Up until recently, the options for satellite-based internet have been “awful,” according to Holler but the

options have improved in the past year. ViaSat, a Carlsbad-based company, now offers a new satellite product called Exede. Customer reviews are mixed, Holler said, but where all other options fail it may be a viable option. While satellite, “surfing” from one site to the next may be slower and it is not a good option if someone in your home is a gamer — playing internet video games won’t work with satellite. DSL/T1 Lines Digital subscriber lines

(DSL) are telephone lines that phone companies can use to offer high-speed internet access but they have limitations on the distance a home is from a station or central office. Various providers offer T1 lines or fiber optic lines, although they can be fairly expensive, Holler said. There is an option to bond DSL and T1 lines together to increase connection speeds. Companies such as Mushroom Networks and MegaPath provide bonding solutions for internet access.


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‘Teens, Jeans and Dreams’ (Left) Fiona Dodson, Rikole Santin, Tory Smith

Friends of San Pasqual Academy held its “Teens, Jeans and Dreams” team penning event Sept. 7 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The event benefits the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. Chairpersons for this event are John and Gina Daley and Jeff and Jenna Daley. Committee members include Lois Jones, Ann Boon, Monica Sheets, Teri Summerhays, Patty Brutten, Kathy Lathrum, Andrea Reynolds, Heidi Hollen, Karen Ventura, Connie Mc Nally, Bill McNally, Jennifer Dunn, Joanie Spence, Debby Syverson, Bob Syverson and Joan Scott. Friends of San Pasqual Academy is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that enriches the lives of foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. For more information, visit Photos/McKenzie Images. For photos online, visit

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BY DIANA SAENGER “The Last Goodbye,” which opens Sept. 22 at the Old Globe, resonates with the music and lyrics of the late singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. An adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” by Michael Kimmel, the show has heard one critic call it, “the most thrilling rock musical of the past 20 years.” Jay Armstrong Johnson takes on the role of Romeo. Talisa Friedman appears as Juliet. “I played Romeo in my fifth-grade English class in Texas and that made me want to be an actor,” Armstrong Johnson said. “I had the part again during high school in a community theater production and still again in a student production at NYU.” After seeing the world premiere of “The Last Goodbye” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2010, and being awed by it, Armstrong said he feels this show is his biggest break so far. His favorite part is the balcony scene.

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“I love height and danger, and climbing up to a 12 foot balcony is fun,” he laughed. “The concept of the production blew me away. Buckley’s music was so epic and poetic, and the way it fit into Romeo and Juliet’s story is to forward the plot with songs that are specific to the characters who sing them.” Kimmel has taken a few liberties with Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” to create a pared down version that allows room for

Buckley’s songs. Two-time Tony Award-nominee Alex Timbers directs the show. Choreography is by Emmy Award-nominee Sonya Tayeh of the “So You Think You Can Dance” TV show. Orchestrations, music direction and arrangements are by Kris Kukul. “There’s no really big dance number, except the masked ball where Romeo and Juliet meet,” Armstrong Johnson said. “So most of the choreography is based on actordriven place; it’s subtle movement that paints beautiful pictures.” Buckley was a singersongwriter and guitarist whose work in the 1990s was creating a huge following. In 1997, a boating accident ended his life, but his legacy continued to earn him top numbers on the music charts, and Armstrong Johnson said everyone involved with the show has been impacted by Buckley’s music. “One night, after an

and his life was such an enigma. Many of us have commented that sometimes we feel like he’s here with us.” Armstrong Johnson said he believes this show will enthrall those who see it. “I think they will be dumbfounded by the music, how beautifully it fits with the story, and be amazed by the visuals in the show,” he said. “Alex is a mastermind when it comes to creating a world on stage, and along with the cast, direction, musical direction and choreography; they’re going to come away thinking they saw something very special.”

Participate in San Diego Restaurant Week Sept. 15-20 Talisa Friedman stars as Juliet and Jay Armstrong Johnson as Romeo in ‘The Last Goodbye,’ a new musical fusing Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with the songs of the late Jeff Buckley. Photo by Matthew Murphy. eight-hour rehearsal day with Jeff’s songs, some of the cast members gathered in one of their hotel rooms to listen to more of his songs; they are so special. He was a brilliant writer

San Diego Restaurant Week, to be held Sunday, Sept. 15, to Friday, Sept. 20, brings the city’s vibrant food scene to life for one week of delicious dining, showcasing the freshest ingredients, most flavorful dishes and tastiest culinary gems that San Diego has to offer. Home to some of the world’s most delectable restaurants and master chefs, San Diego proudly welcomes back San Diego Restaurant Week where you can choose from over 180 of San Diego’s most delightful and delicious eateries for three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for just $20, $30 or $40 per person, and the perfect lunch pairings at prix-fixe menus for just $10, $15 or $20 per person depending on the restaurant. Participating in San Diego Restaurant Week is easy – there are no passes to buy, no coupons to carry and no cards to punch, only a quick call to the restaurant of your choice to make reservations; then simply dine out during the week of Sept. 15 to the 20. For more information: (619) 233-5008 or visit

ON VIEW 9/21/13 TO 1/12/14 > Lost in the Memory Palace: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller > Scripps on Prospect: Evolution of Villa and Cottage > Dana Montlack: Sea of Cortez LA JOLLA 700 Prospect Street 858 454 3541 Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Opera for a Small Room (DETAIL), 2005, mixed media with sound, record players, records and synchronized lighting, 2.6x3x4.5 meter. Interior view Kunsthaus Bregenz. Courtesy of the artists. Photo by Markus Tretter (Kunsthaus Bregenz).

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In his second exhibition at the Athenaeum, long-time San Diego artist Jim Machacek is turning the gallery into a walk-in novel. You will step into the world of the Kincades, a fictional family that has lived in the Tidewater region of Virginia for three centuries. In a series of etchings, collages, artist books, installations, and created historical ephemera, Machacek has marshaled all his creative talent to bring the Kincades to life. Open to the public: September 21-November 2, 2013 Artist walk-through: Thursday, October 17, 7:30 p.m.

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SIDESHOW Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell Music by Henry Krieger Directed by Bill Condon Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, for an enticing peek inside the true story of Daisy and Violet Hilton, sisters joined for life as they journey from the streets to stardom.

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A quartet of pintxos: Berengena & Gamba, Atun con Guindillas & Aceitunas, Jamon & Chorizo and Tortilla Española.

Iberico Spanish Bistro and Gin Club ■

909 Prospect St., Suite 290, La Jolla ■ (858) 454-1958 ■ ■ The Vibe: Relaxed, upscale casual, intimate ■ Patio Seating: Yes ■ Take Out: Yes ■ Signature Dishes: Solomillo en Salsa de ■ Happy Hour: 3-6 p.m. daily Trufa, Paella Mixta, Langostino Iberico ■ Hours: ■ Open Since: 2013 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday ■ Reservations: Yes

Paella Marinera includes Bomba saffron rice with assorted seafood.

Gazpacho Andaluz is a cold tomato soup with red bell peppers, cucumber, hard-boiled eggs and croutons brunoise.

¡Tener un algo especial! Iberico is not your average Spanish gin joint BY KELLEY CARLSON hen the sun sets, Iberico Spanish Bistro and Gin Club rises to the occasion. It’s the time when one of La Jolla’s newest restaurants really comes to life, said General Manager Carlos Aceves — much like in Spain, which is notorious for its night owls. Filled with natural light by day, it becomes dim in the evening with illumination from turquoise-colored chandeliers. In the main dining and bar areas, guests relax in cowhide seats and socialize or gaze at the colorful paintings, a mural featuring lions pulling a chariot and cases filled with empty wine glasses. Some people tune in to the sounds of guitar-based Spanish melodies. Soccer is the sport to watch, often dominating the four TVs. (Aceves is predicting that Iberico will be the hot spot in La Jolla for next summer’s FIFA World Cup coverage.) Outside on the brick terrace, dotted with red umbrellas and heat lamps, patrons wearing everything from T-shirts to suits gather around tables draped in white cloth. There are views of Prospect Street below and a peek of the Pacific Ocean. Heading toward the rear of the establishment, visitors travel through a hallway lined with matador hats and curvaceous bowls created from blown glass. The elegant back room of La Jolla’s only Spanish restaurant is designed for events and private dining. Its most striking feature is the mural of a bull, painted in deep hues of blue, green and red.


The main dining area at Iberico. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON

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Iberico’s Tortilla Espanola On either side are racks filled with Spanish wines; patrons who desire other beverages can step up to the room’s bar. “Everything is Spain, Spain, Spain, Spain,” Aceves emphasized. That includes the gin club, which is the first space in California dedicated to the gin and tonic, according to its website. The highball cocktail is all the rage in the European country and it has become one of those “must-do” activities when visiting. Iberico’s version features gin brought to the table in a balloon glass, garnished with citrus peels and botanicals; the server then pours tonic down a swizzle spoon into the glass. Among the specialty blends is the blush-pink 209 with hints of Tuscan juniper berry, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon and Bergamot orange.

When it comes to the cuisine, people can nosh on tapas and pintxos (snacks) or order a full dinner. The pintxos consist of toasted baguettes with a variety of toppings, held together by toothpicks. Varieties include the Berengena & Gamba (rolled-up battered eggplant with shrimp), Atun con Guindillas & Aceitunas (seared ahi tuna with a spicysweet guindilla pepper and green olive), Jamon & Chorizo (Serrano ham and grilled sausage with roasted pepper mayonnaise) and Tortilla Española (a soft potato-andchorizo egg torte). Among other light fare is the Gambas al Ajillo, shrimp sauteed with garlic guindilla peppers and olive oil; and the Gazpacho Andaluz, a traditional cold tomato soup with red bell peppers, cucumber, hardboiled eggs and croutons brunoise. Cocas make a great appetizer or main course, Aceves said. The Spanish herb and red wine flatbreads are oval-shaped and stretched paper-thin. An example is the Champiñones with Spanish brandy mushrooms, garlic, tomato and herb casse. But it’s Iberico’s paella that deserves attention. There are several types using golden Saffron Bomba rice. The Paella Mixta combines organic vegetables, Spanish sausages and fresh seafood; the Paella Marinera showcases mollusks, crustaceans and other edibles from the Pacific. Other entrees include the Langostino Iberico, sweetwater prawns sauteed with butter; and the sweet-and-nutty Jabugo Bellotero ham, carved razor-thin.

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LJ Symphony & Chorus’ new season to celebrate ‘Life’ FROM SYMPHONY & CHORUS REPORTS The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus’ (LJS&C) 2013-2014 season titled, “Life,” will feature a series of music events that will each take a page from the exigencies of being human, culminating in a spring celebration of Choral Director David Chase’s 40th anniversary year with the ensemble. Highlights of the season include an orchestra reading of five new works by jazz composers, a first Young People’s Concert, choral performances on four of the six subscription concerts, and guest artists including Venezuelan choral conductor Maria Guinand in a shared program with David Chase of music from Latin America, and International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), featuring flutist and MacArthur fellow Claire Chase. “Something that has been common in all of the programs, all of the seasons, is the idea that the boundary between life and music is porous,” said Music Director Steven Schick of the season’s theme. The premise is actually a sentence-long declaration: Life … is fresh (September concert), sometimes a little scary (November), utterly ecstatic (December), sometimes hidden in plain sight (February), made for sharing (March), and bursting with promise (May); life is for celebrating (June). “I don’t know how this sentence came to me, but I like the way it plays out in the season. It’s not too serious. It’s a simple wish.

If you go What: LJS&C season, “Life,” Sept.-June 2013-2014 Saturday concerts: 7:30 p.m. Sunday concerts: 2 p.m. Where: Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD campus Free pre-concert lecture: One hour prior Subscriptions: Six-concert series $55 students, $139 seniors, $154 adults Single tickets: $15-$29 Box Office: (858) 5344637 Web: lajollasymphony. com It’s a wish that life and music find common cause and a wish of celebration for David,” Schick said. • Life is fresh. The season starts with two free special events. The community is invited to hear Schick conduct a performance reading of new works for symphony orchestra written by five jazz composers — Miya Masaoka, Michael Dessen, Daniel Francis Marschak, Alan Chan and Tobin Chodos — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at the Mandeville Auditorium on UCSD campus. It’s the culmination of a yearlong workshop by the Jazz Compos-

ers Orchestra Institute (JCOI) and an audience Q&A is part of the fun. The second event is LJS&C’s first Young People’s Concert, 7-8:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 tailored to young eyes and ears. Works will include movements from Hector Berlioz’ spooky “Symphonie Fantastique,” and an Edgard Varèse’s “Density 21.5,” by flutist Claire Chase. •Life is sometimes a little scary. The subscription season opens Nov. 2-3 with music from four different centuries, chosen to reflect this “spooky” time of the year. ICE joins in for a program that ranges from Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante for Winds” through Varèse’s revolutionary “Density 21.5” for solo flute, and on to Dai Fujikura’s “Mina,” inspired by the birth of the composer’s first child. The concert ends with Hector Berlioz’ haunted masterpiece, “Symphonie Fantastique.” • Life is utterly ecstatic. On Dec. 7-8, Schick will conduct a program that opens with Aaron Jay Kernis’ ethereal “Musica Celestis” for string orchestra, and ends with a performance of Maurice Ravel’s opulent ballet “Daphnis et Chloe,” scored for orchestra, chorus, wind machine, and vast percussion battery. Between them, will be the premiere of a work for orchestra, chorus and electronics by Paul Hembree, this year’s Thomas Nee Commission recipient. • Life is sometimes hidden (in plain sight).

Music Director Steven Schick and the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus in rehearsal. Courtesy Sarah Cahill will perform the piano concerto of Lou Harrison, Feb. 8-9, framed with music by two classical masters Berlioz’ “Roman Carnival Overture” (which concludes in an explosion of fireworks), and Johannes Brahms’ autumnal final “Symphony No. 4.” • Life is made for sharing. Venezuelan choral conductor Maria Guinand will join David Chase on March 15-16 to conduct a program of music by composers form Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela. The concert opens with the swaggering “Malambo” by Alberto Ginestera and concludes as vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra perform Antonio Estévez’s “Cantata Criolla,” a Faustian tale about a singing contest between a landsman and the Devil. In between there is Carlos Chavez’s “Sinfonia de Antigona” and “Chôros No. 10” by Heitor Villa-Lobos. • Life is bursting with promise. Three 20th-century classics will be presented May 3-4 in a concert shared by Schick and Chase. Young Artists Winner Chika Inoue solos in Heitor Villa-Lobos’ “Fantasia for Saxophone and Orchestra,” and then two works about war and peace: Prokofiev’s mighty “5th Symphony,” written on the verge of victory in World War II, and Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” a prayer for peace written for chorus and orchestra. • Life is for celebrating. Schick and Chase share the final program, June 7-8, opening with Leos Janacek’s impassioned “Zarlivost,” and closing the first half with the high spirits of Haydn’s “Symphony No. 104.” Chase will conclude his 40th anniversary season by leading a chorus favorite, “Ode to Common Things,” Cary Ratcliff’s expansive setting of Pablo Neruda poems, scored for three vocal soloists, a virtuoso guitarist, chorus and orchestra.


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A common thread weaves two repertory gems together BY DIANA SAENGER Cygnet Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artistic director, Sean Murray, will produce two plays in repertory this fall â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tom Stoppardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tony Award- winning, absurdly hilarious, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Travesties,â&#x20AC;? and Oscar Wildeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amusing classic, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Importance of Being Earnest.â&#x20AC;? Murray said he directed both works at North Coast Repertory Theatre in 2002 and enjoyed them so much he wanted to repeat the experience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been putting the two together as more of one big show rather than two shows,â&#x20AC;? Murray said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We blocked â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Earnestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the first week and rehearsed a few days. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Travesties,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; a more complex show, took a few weeks to get up. Then we went back and forth rehearsing both shows.â&#x20AC;? The two plays are actually connected by story, Murray said. Each is based on the true tale of Henry Carr, an elderly man, who during his performance in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Importance of Being Earnest,â&#x20AC;? directed by James Joyce, reminisces about Zurich in 1917 during World War I. Because his reminisces go off track, he confuses his own story with the plot

of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being Earnest.â&#x20AC;? Carr ended up in a giant lawsuit with Joyce, who won. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only thing in the play that is actually true,â&#x20AC;? Murray said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Playwright Stoppard discovered this story and the fact that the three, luminary revolutionists â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lenin, Joyce and Tristan Tzara, who led the surrealist Dada art movement â&#x20AC;&#x201D; were living in Zurich at the same time the city was a hotbed for revolution. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Earnestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is an exploration of what it meant to politics and art, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really a fanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intellectual Monty Python circus. The plot of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Earnestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is the plot of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Travesties,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; only the characters are completely different and the lines blur at times. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They each need to feel like two separate pieces of theater and stand on their own, and yet be connected, so the parallels that happened between the two are part of the art of experiencing them together. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not necessary to see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Earnestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to get the jokes in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Travesties,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; but if one has not seen â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Earnestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; recently, they may want to see it again in order to get more out of the humor.â&#x20AC;? What links the two

plays is embedded in the plot of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Travesties.â&#x20AC;? Murray calls it â&#x20AC;&#x153;a crazy vaudeville kind of Monty Python sketch.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stoppardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plays are the kind where you want to set back, let it come at you and just take a ride,â&#x20AC;? Murray said. â&#x20AC;&#x153; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Travestiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has many facets, and sounds extremely complicated. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to follow, a kind of an intellectual vaudeville, as a way of talking about some big topics.â&#x20AC;? Murray credits â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Importance of Being Earnestâ&#x20AC;? with being one of the funniest comedies ever written. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oscar Wilde had a real wit for laying open the hypocrisy and scandals of his time, but a lot of the things he had to say still abide today,â&#x20AC;? Murray said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Politically, he was ripping at the Victorian class and social manners, and by having his characters speak with surgical precision through a silly love story, he was able to get away with saying things one normally could not say.â&#x20AC;? Murray said it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter which play you see first. What patrons learn in one show has a connection to the other one.

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The Del Mar-Leucadia Branch of the American Association of University Women will kick off its 2013-2014 program year on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., in the Ecke Building at San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas. Highlight of the event will be a multimedia presentation by Elsa Sevilla, owner of Sevilla Productions and producer and host of the Emmy-nominated show, â&#x20AC;&#x153;San Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Historic Places,â&#x20AC;? on KPBS. Sevilla will share video clips of historic women of San Diego as well as her own inspirational story. In addition, the Branch will highlight events and special interest groups for the coming year. The event is open to the public. Membership in the American Association of University Women is open to all graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The Del Mar-Leucadia Branch reflects the varied interests of its members with informative, educational monthly meetings and special interest groups such as Great Decisions, Walkabout, dining groups, book groups, Gadabout, and Theatre. Infor-


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Comedian and RSF native ready for ‘An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy’ at Conner’s Cause gala BY ROB LEDONNE Conner’s Cause, “the only non-profit organization in the San Diego region that offers direct family assistance for outof-pocket expenses relating to any and all life-threatening illnesses associated with children,” is hosting a gala fundraising event on Oct. 19. “Stand-Up for Conner’s Cause, An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy” will be held at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. The charity, which is currently celebrating its 20th year, hosts the gala as an annual centerpiece, and the evening offers cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, dinner, and an evening of stand-up comedy featuring professional comics from the Southern California area. “It’s such a great cause,” said Daniel Storrow, a Los Angeles-based comedian who grew up in Rancho Santa Fe and is one of the comedians performing at the event. Storrow has been busy recently in the Southern California club scene and jumped at the chance to help out the charity. “A friend of mine got in touch with me about performing, and I was happy to,” he said. Storrow, who attended freshmen and sophomore years of college at UC San Diego, got his start in comedy in 2007 at Mira Mesa’s Comedy Co-op. “My first time on stage lasted 6 minutes and it was horrible,” he said. “Before then, I was just writing down material for a few months and figured I’d try an open mic. You have to be a little bit crazy to do stand-up comedy because nobody is good at first.” Storrow eventually found his footing and has embraced the comedic process as well as the connection he makes with audiences. “After my first few times I knew what I needed to fix and worked a few things through,” he remembers of his humble beginnings. “That’s how it was for a long time.” Storrow says his best audiences are the ones that are excited to be seeing comedy, which at the Conner’s Cause gala should be no issue. “The biggest part of it is whether the audience is happy to be there and hearing a comedian. At places like bars and restaurants, you have to fight to get their attention.” Storrow has had plenty of nightmare gigs, but through it all has honed his craft and grown as a comedian. “One of my best shows ever was the other week at a German restaurant,” Storrow said of the odd location. “The audi-

Daniel Storrow Courtesy photo ence was loving it, and it was a packed house; I felt like I was in a zone.” Odds are Storrow will find that zone again at the gala. A recent recipient of financial help through Conner’s Cause includes a local 9-year-old girl with Rhett’s Syndrome, a severe form of autism. The charity took care of her family’s utility and water bills, and also provided financial support to purchase medical supplies and clothes. Tickets to the gala are $115 per person, Early bird tickets, $100, before Sept. 30. Auction donations and sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, contact Karen Gliner (619) 540-1650 or visit www.

Cello soloist and principal cellist of the New York Phiharmonic Carter Brey with Paul Maxwell.

Renowned cellist coaches young teen who often performs at RSF Garden Club Renowned cello soloist and principal cellist of the New York Phiharmonic Carter Brey coached Paul Maxwell, an active team member of KIDS Playing for KIDS, last August during the 2013 LJMS SummerFest as a part of an existing partnership between the La Jolla Music Society’s Education Program and FanFaire Foundation’s Young Artist Development Program. Paul Maxwell, who just turned 14, is a young budding cellist who performs at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club in events presented by the Garden Club in partnership with FanFaire Foundation. Paul will be featured again with the KIDS Playing for KIDS team when the Garden Club and FanFaire Foundation celebrate National ARTS Month on Oct. 27 (Sunday afternoon). Mark your calendar for this special event. FanFaire Foundation is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It welcomes tax-deductible sponsorships and donations for its Young Artist Development Program and KIDS Playing for KIDS, its most popular program. Donations of musical instruments, including piano and digital keyboards in good condition, for use in its concerts and soon-tobe launched “KIDS Teaching KIDS” program are also welcome. Please email or call 760-666-1810. Visit

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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS United Coins and Precious Metals owner offers more than 30 years of experience as an investor and collector in his field

Peter Kevorkian lection — 24 rare half dollars minted from 1892 to 1950 and in the “ultimate condition” — is on display in his store. He recently sold the collection for $675,000. “I spent $500 on a frame because I was that proud of it,” Kevorkian said. “That would be like if somebody had a collection of Corvettes from 1953 through 1980, but not just any Corvettes. These would

be pristine, one owner Corvettes with low mileage and original matching serial numbers. … I’m kind of sad it’s gone. To be honest, I wish I had the coins back.” With a passion for collecting and more than 30 years experience in investment and collector-grade numismatic material, Kevorkian opened United Coin and Precious Metals in April 2012. He is proud to carry a large inventory of products, provide education and offer transparent pricing, with the value of gold, silver and platinum listed and continually updated on his website. “I teach people about the products and what they’re doing,” Kevorkian said. “I welcome them.” Located at 950 Silverado St. in La Jolla, United Coin and Precious Metals is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Satur-

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San Diego REP presents ‘A Weekend with Pablo Picasso’ San Diego REPertory Theatre presents “A Weekend with Pablo Picasso” a one-man show that has wowed audiences nationally in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Houston and Denver. The production was born at a three-week workshop at San Diego REP where actor Herbert Siguenza of Culture Clash wrote the original play and starred as Pablo Picasso, the most influential artist in modern history. Siguenza is back with his polished, fully-realized and critically-acclaimed work and is ready to show San Diego audiences his finished product. “A Weekend with Pablo Picasso” was created and stars Siguenza, with direction by Todd Salovey, who is also the associate artistic director of San Diego REP. Opening night is Sunday, Sept. 15, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 6, in the Lyceum Space. The schedule includes three performances in Spanish on Oct. 5 and Oct. 6. To learn more about San Diego REPertory Theatre, to purchase tickets, or make a donation, visit Four hours free parking in the Horton Plaza Garage with validation at the theatre. — San Diego REP press release

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BY KRISTINA HOUCK A coin collector since he was a child, Peter Kevorkian began purchasing ads in coin publications when he was just 12 years old. As the owner of La Jolla-based United Coin and Precious Metals, he now buys and sells gold, silver and platinum bullion, coins and jewelry. “At a very young age, I started searching pocket change and it never stopped,” Kevorkian said. “I’ve pretty much always done this in some form or another.” A strong believer in investing in gold and other precious metals, Kevorkian views the global debasement of currency as a sign for investors to take advantage of the buying opportunities in precious metals. “Gold has done very well over the past 12 years largely because the United States and other central banks around the world keep printing money,” Kevorkian said. “Every time they print more money, they debase the dollar, or whatever the currency might be. When that happens, you generally make the value of gold go up.” Kevorkian sees metals as a long-term investment and a hedge against uncertainty. And he follows his own advice. In fact, he financed most of his college education by selling high-grade silver dollars he purchased in the 1970s. “We had a bull market in this industry in 1980, and by 1982, I had cashed out,” said Kevorkian, who earned a finance degree at Northern Illinois University. “It was my first real taste of putting in money. Pretty much everything I got went into it, and I did really, really well. It went up in multiples. In some cases, many multiples.” Originally from Chicago and now living in East County San Diego, Kevorkian, continues to collect coins and invest in precious metals. A framed photo of his most prized col-


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Horizon Prep Head of Schools Kenneth P. Kush, Ed.D. and Robert N. Botsford, D. Min., president/CEO, Horizon Prep.

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The new construction on the Horizon Prep campus unearthed the Time Capsule buried when the land was dedicated and the school was launched in Rancho Santa Fe. Now the Time Capsule has a new home, refreshed treasures, and rededication by the Horizon Prep Lions. “As before, we are keeping the Bible in the Time Capsule, and adding a yearbook” says Horizon Prep Head of Schools Dr. Ken Kush, “as well as a photo of our inaugural class of high school 9th graders, and a photo of our class of 2026!”

The event was marked with a special Family Chapel. The heat of the day was matched only by the warmth in the hearts of the Lion Family as they gathered in song, prayer, celebration and dedication. “We are truly grateful for what God has done here at Horizon Prep,” says Dr. Kush, “and we are excited about what He is going to do here on this campus in the years to come.” For more information, visit

Lagoon Open-Air Classroom benefit to be held at the Belly Up Are you ready for a field trip? Join the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 3-6 p.m. for live music at the Belly Up! It is a great line up with local acts Soul Seduction and Casey Turner. Soul Seduction plays a variety of R&B, Classic Rock, Reggae and pop with a Jazz feel and Dance beat. Guitarist, singer, songwriter Casey Turner has a distinct sound that glides on a

mellow vibe. All proceeds are in support of constructing the Lagoon Open-Air Classroom, designed by award-winning Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects and the Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects, at the San Dieguito Lagoon in the San Dieguito River Park. The lagoon has regional ecological significance providing food and shelter for endangered wildlife

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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS Signs that your child is struggling in school Young people are masters at hiding their struggles in school. They mask their difficulties in so many ways that sometimes it takes adults time to realize what it really going on. Many times their struggles are related to other behaviors such as these: •Attention Difficulties •High energy •Low energy •Aggression •Acting out/Getting in trouble •Depression/Anxiety •Withdraw/Isolate •Impatience •Spacing out •Being too social in class •Low self esteem •Resistance to homework •Lack of desire to read or write These are just a few of the initial outside behaviors that we might notice. Part of what makes it difficult is that each child is individual in the behaviors they use to mask their difficulties. We are all born with a natural inquisitiveness and desire to learn, perform and achieve. A lack of desire to learn at school is usually a symptom of a struggle to learn. When our children are showing struggles in school, a well-known approach to help them is to find a tutor or sometimes use the “wait and see” approach and see if they will “grow out of it.” But when children with at least average intellectual

ability struggle to learn, there is likely something in the way that they are processing information that is underdeveloped, different, or inefficient. At the Therapeutic Literacy Center, we recognize that if we are going to effectively impact academic learning problems, we must prepare the brain for learning by strengthening or developing the underlying thinking processes that support academic skills. These include skills such as: Memory, Attention, Pro-

cessing Speed, Auditory Processing, Phonemic Awareness, Visual Processing , Internal Timing and Organization, Motor Coordination, Sensory Integration. The work at the Therapeutic Literacy Center is done one-to-one with students and focuses on teaching, strengthening, and developing those skills that lead to independent, academic success. “We all wake up every morning to have a good day,” says Maria Bagby, a Reading Specialist and owner of the Therapeutic Literacy Center. “When learning is difficult and they face the frustration of seeing it easier for their peers, they don’t always know how to ask for our help or to tell us that something isn’t working.” Behavior might not be the first thing we notice. We might see that they work harder than their peers to read and write, spell words, remember their math facts, pay attention, follow directions, finish tasks, produce neat handwriting. We might find ourselves saying such things as “He just needs to pay attention”; “She needs to put her head in school”; or “When it’s something he’s interested in, he can do it!” “The ‘wait and see’ approach isn’t an answer. We don’t just ‘grow out of’ problems in school,” says Maria. “These things can be FIXED – permanently. We see lives change every day.” The Therapeutic Literacy Center provides free screening and evaluations to help identify what the issue is behind struggles in school, 1st grade through college. These can be scheduled by calling (858) 481-2200. — Paid Advertisement

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The Helen Woodward Animal Center held its 8th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-thon on Sept. 8 at Del Mar’s Dog Beach. Helen Woodward Animal Center’s canine surf contest is the largest of its kind in the country and featured more than 80 dogs surfing in four different weight class competitions. For more information, visit Photos/McKenzie Images. For more photos online, visit

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Arts Alive returns to Solana Beach Sept. 22 with grand reopening of Highway 101 BY KRISTINA HOUCK Artwork will once again line the Coastal Rail Trail, and musicians, dancers and theatre performers will transform Highway 101 into a stage during Arts Alive Sept. 22 in Solana Beach. Winner of “Best Event in San Diego County” for 2010, this is the first time the annual event will span both sides of the highway to celebrate the arts and the grand reopening of the revitalized route. “The two events were coming together around the same time, so it was a natural choice to have a big event on the east and west side of the 101,” said Solana Beach resident Allie Dixon, a member of the city’s Public Arts Advisory Commission, which organized the event along with the city of Solana Beach and the Chamber of Commerce. “It brings everybody out for one event. We hope people will come out and enjoy the trail, the 101, local businesses, arts and entertainment, and have a great time.” “Artopia,” artwork displayed along the Coastal Rail Trail fence, is set to be the highlight of the event. Former San Diego artist Pat Cranor is among the featured artists. Although this is Cranor’s first time participating in Arts Alive, his 12-foot-high sculpture “A Tree for All Seasons” was temporarily installed in 2011 at the corner of Highland Drive and Sun Valley Road. “I’m always trying to do new things,” said Cranor of Pomona, who will display an abstract, 12-panel painting of the ocean at Arts Alive. “This is one thing that will hopefully help the community. It brings art to the town, and as an artist, I’m always appreciative when cities do that and support the art community.” In addition to “Artopia,” Arts Alive will feature live music, entertainment and an arts and crafts sta-

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Artwork will once again line the Coastal Rail Trail, and musicians, dancers and theatre performers will transform Highway 101 into a stage during Arts Alive Sept. 22 in Solana Beach. City of Solana Beach photos tion headed by the Solana Beach Arts Association. The event will kick off with a short ceremony at Lomas Santa Fe and Plaza Avenue to celebrate the reopening of the 101, followed by other activities including a classic car show, a raffle and an open house of the businesses along the highway. “With both sides of the trail being open, and the 101 being part of it, it will be nice,” Dixon said. “This is exciting! We’ve never done this before.” “Discover Arts Alive and the Grand Reopening of the 101” takes place from 11:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 22. “It’s going to be a really fun event,” Dixon said. “It’s an event the whole community can enjoy. There will be something for everyone.” For more information about the event, visit

Old West BARKtoberfest Sept. 21 to benefit Rancho Coastal Humane Society Kamp Kanine Daycare for DOGS in Encinitas is holding its annual fundraiser to benefit Rancho Coastal Humane Society. The BARKtoberfest Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, from noon-4 p.m. at 389 Requeza Street, Encinitas, CA 92024 (located in front of Rancho Coastal Humane Society). Off-street parking is available. The event helps to support the Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s main goal which is the adoption of animals to permanent, loving homes. The event will feature a saloon (beer garden); Old West costume parade: Dress up your pooch for great prizes; silent auction; prize wheel; games for kids; mobile dog groomer; Old West photo booths for you and your pooch; plus delicious food and refreshments. Adorable dogs will be on-hand for you to meet, as well as informative dog-focused booths and pet- friendly vendors. Admission: $5, kids 12 and under will be admitted for free. All proceeds will go directly to Rancho Coastal Humane Society (501(c)3, charitable organization).

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To your health: Single-site gallbladder surgery means fewer scars, faster recovery BY CHERYL OLSON, M.D., SCRIPPS HEALTH More than 1 million Americans undergo gallbladder surgery every year. Yet relatively few people even really understand what the gallbladder doesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or why it would need to be removed. Located just below the liver, the gallbladder is a pearshaped organ that stores a type of fluid called bile. Bile is produced by the liver, and helps your body digest fat. As you digest food, bile is released from the gallbladder through the common bile duct, a tube that connects your gallbladder and liver to your small intestine. Most of the time, the gallbladder does its job with no problems. However, if the flow of bile through the ducts is blocked, the digestion process is disrupted. Most often, ducts are blocked by gallstones, which are small, pebble-like substances that develop when bile contains too much cholesterol or salt and becomes solid. Gallstone symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, or pain in the abdomen, back, or below your right arm. Fortunately, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really need your gallbladder. Bile can be passed to the small intestine through other paths. So if you have gallstone attacks or other problems with your gallbladder, often the best solution is simply to have it surgically removed. This procedure is called a cholecystectomy, and has generally been done either traditionally with a large incision under the rib cage, or laparoscopically with instruments placed into four to six small incisions made around the abdomen. Recently, a new robotic operating platform for removing the gallbladder has enabled surgeons to use a single incision that is less than an inch long. Though surgeons had previously tried to do this surgery through a single site using regular laparoscopic instruments, most abandoned it because it was too difficult and required considerably more time. Robotically assisted surgery, however, gives the surgeon much more control and dexterity. For example, the robot can â&#x20AC;&#x153;switchâ&#x20AC;? instrument controls inside of the patient, enabling a right-handed surgeon to control the instruments

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Upcoming events at the RSF Community Center BY LINDA DURKET, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RSF COMMUNITY CENTER Boys Junior Dunkers Our Junior Dunkers League is one of our most popular programs of the year! We are excited to team up with One on One Basketball to offer another great season of boys basketball. Whether your child is new to the game or a seasoned veteran, our Junior Dunkers League will focus on the fundamentals and have players jumping, dribbling, dunking and smiling with pride. We have leagues for boys in first through sixth grades. The league will include three clinics prior to the start of a 10game season. All participants will receive a uniform, team pictures and a trophy or medal. Sponsorships are $250 and a great way to support the program and promote your business. Registration for this exciting recreational league is now being accepted. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss out! Late registrations cannot be accepted. Please visit or call 858-756-2461 for more information. Player fee is $250 per child and a Community Center membership is required. Back-to-School Bash! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss our popular Back-to-School Bash! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a crazy good time right here at the Community Center and we are looking for volunteers to help out with all the exciting games that will be offered. Thank you to the Bregman, Fernandez, Luddy, Mikles and Wohlford families for their sponsorship support! Sponsorships are $250 and include free admission, wristbands and signage at the event and on our website. The fun will start right after school at 3 p.m. and lasts until or 5 p.m. Local parent Jennifer Fernandez has generously offered once again to chair this event and she needs the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s help to help make this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bash even bigger and better than before. If you enjoy good, olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fashioned carnival fun, then please jump in with your support! Thank you in advance for making this annual event a big-time success! Please call the Community Center for advance purchases of $20 admission wristbands. Fall Programs: Sleuthing, Tumbling, Golfing and More! Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been providing exceptional after-school care for over 40 years and are pleased to offer another enriching session of activities that keep children in grades K - 6 active until 5 p.m. Our classes will have your children cheering, exploring, dunking and strumming and making new friends along the way. Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen Chemistry, Tumbling, Surfing or Golf, we offer something for every child. In addition to spe-

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Kids get free admission to San Diego museums this October San Diego Museum Council is bringing back its popular program for families. Based on its huge success in the first two years, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids Free in October, presented by Time Warner Cableâ&#x20AC;? is back for a third year inviting families to enjoy free kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; admission to 38 museums across San Diego County with an adult ticket purchase. To take advantage of the offer, visitors must download their free coupon from for each museum they wish to visit in October. This program showcases the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich exhibits at San Diego Museum Council member museums. In 2012, more than 10,000 families took advantage of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids Free in October, presented by Time Warner Cableâ&#x20AC;? with attendance expected to increase in 2013. Families can challenge themselves to visit all 38 museums over the 31 days in October to experience a variety of exhibits such as: â&#x20AC;˘ Interacting with the living tide pools and observing seahorses and sharks at Birch Aquarium. â&#x20AC;˘ Viewing the latest art exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. â&#x20AC;˘ Exploring the U.S.S. Midwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new family audio tour taking youngsters on an entertaining exploration of more than 30 locations aboard the aircraft carrier. â&#x20AC;˘ Ruben H. Fleet Science Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interactive exhibits for parents and kids; Explor-ORama gets â&#x20AC;&#x153;your hands on scienceâ&#x20AC;? with all time favorites where kids explore mechanics, motion, and other interconnected areas of science on nearly 30 exhibit activities.

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Federal Reserve Bank economist to speak at UCSD breakfast CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, John Williams, will present an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Economic Outlook,â&#x20AC;? 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, at the UC San Diego Faculty Club on campus. The $50 cost to attend includes breakfast and parking. Discounts are available for faculty, staff, students and alumni. In his role, Williams serves on the Federal Open Market Committee bringing the 12th Federal Reserve Districtsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; perspective to monetary policy discussion in Washington. Since 2009, he served as executive vice president and director of research for the San Francisco bank, which he joined in 2002. He began his career in 1994 as an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, following the completion of his doctorate in economics at Stanford University. Prior to completing his doctorate at Stanford, Williams earned a M.S. with distinction in economics from the London School of Economics in 1989 and a B.A. with high distinction from UC Berkeley in 1984. Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; research focuses on topics including monetary policy under uncertainty, innovation, productivity and business cycles. He serves as the managing editor of the International Journal of Central Banking. Previously he served as associate editor of the American Economic Review and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. He has been a research associate for the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis since 2008. Register at, e-mail, or (858) 534-9710.

Fall Home/Garden Show at Del Mar Fairgrounds Sept. 13-15 The 23rd annual Fall Home/Garden show will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Sept. 13-15. The event is a three-day extravaganza of ideas, inspiration, hands-on demonstrations, educational seminars and one-stop shopping for everything pertaining to the home and garden. For more information, visit

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San Diego Film Festival VIP Cocktail Reception Supporters of the San Diego Film Festival gathered Sept. 8 for a VIP Reception hosted at the RSF residence of Richard and Jan Hunter. The event was a VIP pre-launch event for Ambassadors, the Honorary Committee and guests to introduce them to the new festival leadership and program. San Diego Film Foundation and Festival board members led the event festivities: Dale Strack, chairman; Kevin Leap, president; Tonya Mantooth, vice president; and Patti Judd, vice president. The event was sponsored by BMW Encinitas and catered by Amaya. The San Diego Film Festival will be held Oct. 2-6. For more information, visit Photos/McKenzie Images. For photos online, visit

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Alfredo and Celina Paredes, Ludvina and Ismael Nevarez

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Dear Dr. Diana, I’m having deja vu. My first husband was fit, fun and driven when I met him. But over the years he became grumpy, shut down and overweight. Over the last few years, my current husband has been slowly gaining weight, getting lazy, and losing his interest in any kind of intimacy. And I’m afraid that I’m not attracted to him anymore. I’ve tried every which way I know to help motivate him regarding his weight but he either ignores me or gets angry. It may sound cold but I don’t want to be married to someone who is so willing to just let himself go. Are there any psychological techniques that can help him come around before it’s too late? — Disappointed again Dear Disappointed, It’s hard to watch a spouse, a child, or even a close friend put their health in jeopardy as well as suffering the decrease in quality of life that often accompanies extreme weight gain. But what is rarely talked about is the impact that obesity has on one’s romantic life and relationships. As a man’s weight increases, testosterone levels tend to decrease, leading to lethargy, depression and other side effects. Men struggling with their weight have told me that they don’t feel attractive or desirable. The first thing to do when someone close to you gains a lot of weight is encourage them to have a medical exam. This can rule out medical problems, including depression or anxiety. Some doctors will even warn their patient about the dangers of being overweight so the message will come from them rather than you. But most of the time, weight gain comes from poor eating habits (eating the wrong food and too much). Essentially you want to bring up the subject by gently telling him that you want him to be around for a long time and are worried about his health. For most long-term couples, emotional closeness and physical intimacy hinge on feeling safe and accepted in their relationship. In my practice, I’ve observed women complaining that their husbands are withdrawn, distant, and unwilling to

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talk about their feelings. But when the husband tries to share what he is experiencing, his wife interrupts and derails the conversation with her reaction, agenda, or disagreement about what her husband is expressing. Men actually want to feel close and connected with their partner just like women do. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to listen to one another and offer understanding and acceptance. But frankly, most people don’t consider breaking off their relationship with their loved ones because of weight gain. Not to say that it isn’t a serious problem or that it isn’t valid to feel upset with your husband for not taking care of himself. But I suspect that there is more going on than your husband’s expanding waistline. When couples start feeling emotionally distant from each other they are less likely to want to spend intimate time together. The bottom line is, you can’t force or coerce anyone to loose weight. We lead by example. You might consider: 1) Hiring a nutritionist to help you and your husband with your diet and the food you keep in the house; 2) Ask your husband to join you in fun, physical activities; 3) Pay attention to him when he does talk to you — look for openings and opportunities; 4) Work on improving my overall relationship. Recommended reading: Cynthia Sass, M.P.H., M.A., R.D., co-author of “Your Diet is Driving Me Crazy: When Food Conflicts Get in the Way of Your Love Life.” Dr. Diana Weiss-Wisdom, licensed psychologist PSY#12476, has a private practice in Rancho Santa Fe, and is the author of “Wisdom on Stepparenting: How to Succeed Where Others Fail.’ (858) 259-0146 or drdiana@

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Experts to discuss ‘Early Detection of Breast Cancer and the Recurrence of Breast Cancer’ at Sept. 18 event Please mark your calendars for Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. to attend a very special evening sponsored by the Linked by Lynn support group. The topic will be “Early Detection of Breast Cancer and the Recurrence of Breast Cancer.” The event will be held at St. Therese of Carmel Catholic Church in Carmel Valley and is open to the entire community. So many breast cancers do not show up on a mammogram and are found at a later stage. Breast density not only makes a developing cancer hard to detect, but recently it was determined this dense tissue significantly increases a woman’s risk. Dr. Richard Reitherman, a nationally recognized radiologist, will present a new method of evaluating a woman’s breast cancer risk, as well as outline appropriate surveillance methods, even in young women. Additional detection methods will be discussed by dedicated breast surgeons Dr. Jane Kakkis and Dr. Michele Carpenter. A Q&A session will take place, following the physician presentations. Spread the word to your family, friends, daughters and co-workers about this evening. All are welcome and the event is free. St. Therese of Carmel Catholic Church is located at 4355 Del Mar Trails Rd, San Diego (Carmel Valley), 92130. — Lynn Larkin Flanagan, 16-anda-half-year breast cancer survivor and relishing every new day!

Harvest for Hope benefit offers great food, wine and music Harvest for Hope is a food and wine fundraising event that brings together some of the finest chefs in San Diego to create unique dishes with selected wineries, craft beers and spirits from all over the world. The result is a beautiful fun afternoon of great food, wine, music and friendship benefitting the Emilio Nares Foundation. The event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 3-6 p.m. at Stingaree, 454 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101. Richard and Diane Nares lost their only child, Emilio Nares, to cancer. Turning tragedy to hope, the Nares family created the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF). ENF provides information, programs, and services for low-income, underprivileged families whose child is battling cancer in San Diego. ENF serves over 5,000 patients and families annually in San Diego and Orange County. RSVP online: Sponsorship opportunities available: Contact Heidi Cramer: (760) 310-9467 or email:

‘Celebration of the Motorcycle’ at Fairgrounds Sept. 13-15 “Celebration of the Motorcycle” will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Sept. 13-15. This event will showcase motorcycles from around the world, with special attention paid to antiques from 1900 to 1930. This year’s featured marque is the iconic Vincent Motorcycle. The event will also include vendors and exhibits. For tickets and more information, visit

Annual Del Mar Taste & Art Stroll returns this fall The Del Mar Village Association will host the Del Mar Taste & Art Stroll on Sunday, Oct. 6. Held in the heart of the charming village of Del Mar, this annual event includes a free art stroll, ticketed restaurant tasting, live music, and a new Fido Festival for the family pooch. The event opens with a free Art Stroll featuring an abundance of works by local and regional juried artists and craftsmen. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., guests are invited to walk up and down the main street of Camino Del Mar in the Del Mar Village and experience paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, ceramics and much more. Guests will also have the unique opportunity to meet artists and art enthusiasts at each booth. For more information, to purchase tickets or to view full artist and musician lineups, please visit: or call 858-735-3650.

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RSF Library collecting baby clothing The Rancho Santa Fe branch of the San Diego County Library is collecting baby clothing for Gently Hugged, a non-profit organization located in Rancho Bernardo. Gently Hugged collects new and gently used baby clothing that is packaged and given to nurses and social workers for distribution to needy babies in military and low income families. A box is packed, labeled for a boy or girl that includes a full array of newborn to 12 month sizes. This includes: short and long sleeved onesies, sleepers, bibs, overalls, pants, jackets, dresses, blankets, socks, hats, board books and health information for parents. Baby-sized quilts are greatly appreciated! Gently Hugged distributes the boxes to the San Diego County Public Health Nurses, Neighborhood Healthcare, Vista Hill, Operation Homefront (military families), Family Recovery Center, County of San Diego Probation: Teen WATCh Program, and Victims of Torture. The Rancho Santa Fe Branch of the library is located at 17040 Avenida de Acacias Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. They will be collecting clothing for the month of September. Tax donation receipts are available on the collection bins. A special need exists for 9 and 12 month sleepers for boys and girls! Please visit

The Country Friends’ 58th annual ‘Art of Fashion’ benefit to feature top fashions, entertainment The Country Friends’ 58th annual “Art of Fashion” event on Thursday, Sept. 19, will feature a few new twists: the runway show will start earlier and precede the luncheon, and the Apres Affaire will be bigger than ever with not only wine tasting but a beer garden and live entertainment. All proceeds from the event, which is held at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, benefit 30 local charities, such as the Burn Institute, Rancho Santa Fe Seniors and YWCA’s Becky’s House for victims of domestic abuse. The show under the tent on the lawn will feature the latest trends from the fall/winter collections of Barbara Bui, Canali, Donna Karan, MaxMara, Escada, Saks Fifth Avenue, Versace and Salvatore Ferragamo. For tickets or more information on the list of activities at the event, which begins at 10 a.m., visit

‘Party ARTy’ benefit in Del Mar to support arts education for schools in need A Del Mar family is opening their home to serve as host for the first annual “Party ARTy” to bring arts education to local classrooms in area schools facing hardship. The Sunday, Sept. 15, early evening event will feature live art and musical performances along with gourmet food & wine pairings. Tickets are $100 or $120 at the door. The beneficiary is ArtReach, a not-for-profit organization that began in 2007 with the mission of increasing access to visual art education for K-6 students in schools throughout San Diego County that had no or scant art resources. Since then, ArtReach teaching artists have worked with thousands of kids to open their eyes to experience the joy and creativity only art can bring. Tickets and information can be found by visiting

‘Adventures by the Book’ to present ‘A Dog Days Adventure’ event with acclaimed author “Adventures by the Book,” in partnership with the Carlsbad Library, will present A Dog Days Adventure, with acclaimed author and writing instructor Jane Vandenburgh, together with renowned veterinarian and author Sharon Vanderlip DVM and several of her therapy collies, on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. in the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, 1175 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. Event is free and open to the public and complements the Cannon Art Gallery exhibit Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs through Nov. 3. Join us for a morning adventure sure to make you appreciate the comfort of dogs. Whether you are an acclaimed author living the high profile life with visits to the White House, like Jane, or you make animals your life’s calling like Sharon, you will hear two firsthand stories of the comfort and therapy provided by our furry, four-footed friends. Included in the event will be fun treats prepared by Jane to get you into the doggie spirit!

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Volunteers are sought for a coastal cleanup event set for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 21. The 22nd District Agricultural Association, which runs the Del Mar Fairgrounds, will partner with San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and I Love a Clean San Diego to sponsor a cleanup site along the San Dieguito River Park trail, restoration areas east and west of I-5 and Del Mar’s Dog Beach. In all, more than 90 cleanup sites throughout San Diego County will be in operation during the event. At the San Dieguito site, volunteers will pick up trash, remove invasive plant species, plant native species and build trails. Volunteers are urged to bring their own reusable water bottles, buckets and work gloves. A pizza lunch will be provided to volunteers. For more information, or to register, visit

Fair Trade Décor hosts Drum Circle twice monthly – No experience necessary Fair Trade Décor hosts a drum circle open to the public on the first and third Tuesday each month from 7-9 p.m. No experience necessary. Drums provided or bring your own. 1412 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014. (858) 461-1263. The drum circle is led by João Vincient Lewis, Director of Hands On World Music and leader of the Carlsbad Beach Drum Circle. Lewis has toured and recorded with leading music, dance and theater groups for 30 years. Participants will learn the basics of drumming with Conga and Djembe drums. Drummers of all experience levels and other musicians are welcome throughout the evening.

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Mark your calendars for Senior Center Programs & Classes BY TERRIE LITWIN, RSF SENIOR CENTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Memoir writing workshop with Sid Shapiro: Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m., Get started creating your own memoir to preserve family history and share your life story with those closest to you! Attendees are asked to bring family photos from their childhood, pen, and pad of paper. There is no charge for this workshop, please call to register (858)756-3041. Intermediate Bridge: (new) Beginning Thursday, Sept. 19, from 2–4 p.m., Instructor, Scott Farr, will conduct a 10 week workshop. If you have some bridge experience, and want to improve your game, Terrie Litwin now is your chance! There is a $150 fee paid to the instructor. Please call to reserve your space (858) 756-3041. Balance Screening: On Friday, Sept. 27, at 2 p.m., Licensed Physical Therapist, Jim Prussack will conduct individual balance screenings and fall risk assessments by appointment with follow up recommendations. Please call (858) 756-3041 to schedule your appointment. Writer’s Talk: (new) Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., A three-part series with Garrett Chaffin-Quiray meets the first Wednesday of each month. Each workshop includes a discussion of a critically acclaimed author’s work followed by an optional writing workshop for participants interested in crafting their own stories. Resource and Referral Service: Available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Seniors and family members requiring assistance can speak with a staff member and receive valuable information to address a wide variety of needs (858) 756-3041. Balance & Fall Prevention Fitness Class: Monday mornings at 10:45 a.m.: Licensed Physical Therapist, Jim Prussack, provides practical and useful exercise techniques to improve balance, strengthen muscles, and help prevent falls. A $5.00 charge for each class is paid to the instructor. Classical Music Appreciation: Every other Monday beginning Sept. 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/9,). Instructor Randy Malin leads a class featuring classical music composers and the music that has endured through the ages. Art History Video Lecture: Every other Monday from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (9/16, 9/30, 10/28, 11/11, 11/25,) enjoy a fine art video lecture from the Great Courses, Teaching Company®. Knitting Group: This informal group meets weekly on Thursday, from 2-4 p.m. Bring a current project or start a new one. All levels welcome! Oil Painting Class: Beginning Oct. 3, each Thursday from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. This class is appropriate for all artists from beginning through advanced. The instructor is local artist, Lynne Zimet. Please call (858) 756-3041 for more information. Rancho San Café, French Discussion Group: Meets first and third Thursdays of the month from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. A wonderful opportunity for those with intermediate to advanced French language skills to join host, Philippe Faurie, and enjoy a cup of coffee while conversing in French. Blood Pressure Checks: Last Thursday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: This free service is provided by San Diego Medical Services. No appointment necessary! Acting Class with Monty Silverstone: Instructor Monty Silverstone, accomplished actor & father of Hollywood actress Alicia Silverstone, will teach students about monologues, scene study, and cold reading from scripts. Please call (858) 756-3041 for more information about the next session.

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Innovation Night 2013 will pay tribute to the late Duane Roth La Jolla Playhouse’s Innovation Night (Wednesday, Nov. 20) will honor Duane Roth, the late CEO of CONNECT and co-chair of the Playhouse’s inaugural Innovation Night in 2007. The sixth annual networking fundraiser will be presented by Qualcomm and hosted by co-chairs Don Rosenberg, EVP and general counsel of Qualcomm; Tim Scott, president of Pharmatek Laboratories; and Ivor Royston, managing partner of Forward Ventures. “To me, Duane was the go-to man on any issue related to the continued development of San Diego’s preeminence in the hightech and bio-tech industries,” Royston said. “And so it made sense, in that first year, to ask him to name this event. Without hesitation he said, ‘It’s where technology innovation meets theater innovation — it’s Innovation Night at La Jolla Playhouse.’ With that, Duane established a lasting legacy that celebrates our region’s flourishing culture of innovation in both the sciences and the arts. We are honored to dedicate this night to him.” Innovation Night brings together leaders from San Diego’s biotech, hightech and associated industries for an evening of theater at the Playhouse to support new play development, and education and outreach programs.

The Nov. 20 event will begin with a pre-show reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 7:30 p.m. performance of the Playhouse’s re-imagined musical, “Side Show,” with book and lyrics by Bill Russell, music by Henry Krieger (“Dreamgirls”), and direction by Academy Award-winner Bill Condon (“Twilight” film series). Based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, “Side Show” is a portrait of two beautiful, talented sisters on the rise. But as they transform from circus novelties to famed stage stars, the spotlight doesn’t deliver all they had hoped, testing the strength of their unique bond. For sponsorship information, contact Jill Kelly at (858) 550-1070 , ext. 137 or Tickets are $175 at

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Wine Tasting at The Bridges On Aug. 29, the weekly Bridges wine tasting was hosted by K. Ann Brizolis at the beautiful home of Dorothy and Paul Schoelen. Many members and guests enjoyed the warm summer evening while Sommelier Mark Valin expertly orchestrated the wine tasting and pairing with appetizers prepared by Bridges Chef Chris Bob and Delorine Buffin. Photos/McKenzie Jackson Images; For photos online, visit

Patti Dahlgaard and Dr. John Renner

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The Caregivers Journey: Remembering the good times BY MARSHA SEFF Your aging parents are experiencing increasingly more health issues and it looks like the end isn’t as far off as you’d hoped. How do you cope with the inevitable loss? One of the best things you can do is continue to enjoy your time with them and build on the good family memories you’ve created throughout the years. After they’re gone, all you’ll have are the memories. And if you’re lucky, the good ones will supplant the difficult ones. As soon as I brought my parents to San Diego so that I could look after them more closely, they both landed in the hospital for hip-replacement surgery. Picture them in the matching wheelchairs they couldn’t negotiate in their rehab facility. So I’d put mom’s chair in front of my dad’s and ask him to push her while I pushed him. We made little headway through the corridors, but we did have a great laugh and always remembered that day fondly. I took mom out every Wednesday night, though Dad usually opted to remain in bed. One Wednesday, when I picked her up for a visit to our favorite thrift store, it was pouring and I was afraid to let her out of the car on her walker. That’s when we spotted a beautiful rainbow. “Mom,” I suggested. “Let’s follow it to see if we can find the pot of gold at the end.” We chased that rainbow for over an hour all through town, talking and laughing. When the sky cleared, we headed to our favorite thrift store and, later, pizza joint. Now, I think of mom every time I see a rainbow. Another rainy day, I pulled up to the entrance of the mall and asked a complete stranger if he’d walk mom inside and find a place for her to sit while I parked the car. When I joined her, she introduced me to the kind man, explaining that he worked for the shopping center and it was his job to make sure the disabled shoppers were comfortable and had company. She sure created her own world! Then, there are the false-teeth memories. Those teeth never did stay in her mouth no matter what kind of dental glue we tried. One night at a restaurant, Mom dropped her

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Marsha Seff teeth on the floor and our waitress got down on all fours to retrieve them from under the table. You can’t make memories like this on purpose. After dinner, my mother asked if I had gas. I said the food was great and so was my stomach. She laughed and said she only wanted to tell me we’d passed a low-cost gas station. Dad ate dinner in his room at his skilled-nursing facility, refusing to go to the dining room “with all those old people.” So I walked my 85-year-old father to the bathroom mirror and asked him to take a look at himself. “You’re no longer a spring chicken,” I told him, not able to maintain a straight face. Even the frustrating

times were a chance to build memories. After an unusually trying Wednesday night, I was driving home and experienced something unusual. Talking to myself, I asked for help getting through the tough times. That’s when the wings of the plastic angel on my dashboard started moving without me have to wind them. When mom moved from her assisted facility to skilled nursing and still couldn’t maneuver her wheelchair, I gave her “driving” lessons in the courtyard. She practiced maneuvering around chairs I set up for the occasions. Although she never did get the knack of it, we did have some good laughs. There are two memories that I still carry around from my mother’s last days. I asked her how difficult it was to exist in a shrinking world confined to a bed in a small room. She pointed to her sliding-glass doors and told me she spent her days enjoying the sunshine and the birds outside. That was an important lesson for me. On another visit, mom said hello to me, calling me by her name. “No mom, that’s you; I’m Marsha.” Her answer: “I don’t think so; Marsha is much heavier than you are.” Yes, I’d lost weight and she noticed, even though she wasn’t convinced who I was. I won’t pretend that caregiving was easy; it was the hardest thing I ever did. But it did give me a chance to view my parents in a whole new light and make some great memories. Yes, I think we found that pot of gold. Sponsored by Right at Home In-Home Care & Assistance,, (619) 2002110, Contact Marsha Kay Seff at

GIRLS continued from page B14 That’s why I wanted to write about the new trend of “nice girls.” Do you suppose that maybe all of the mean girls, at some point, have been bullied or treated poorly by their own friends, and they are learning at an earlier age that being mean for no reason is just dumb? How many conversations have you had with friends where you say things like, “Why can’t these girls just learn that having more friends and being nice to people is so much better than walking around, sucking lemons, being mean to people just for the sport of it?” As the girls are getting

older, you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop, and someone to do something hateful for no reason. But it doesn’t happen. Instead, they are loving and supportive of one another, especially in the different activities that they are branching into. Remember when our kids were young and we threw them into every sport possible so they could be with their friends – even if your kid stunk? But we did it so they could socialize, get exposed to as much as possible, and allow the parents to throw end-of-the-year parties and get a little “cray cray.” As they get older, they are separating into different sports and things that they are good at, or like to do. And again, there

doesn’t seem to be this overwhelming “judgment” from the other girls about what is cool to do and what’s not. I really wanted to write this because there is so much to be said on the topic of mean girls and self-esteem. But honestly, I’m enjoying exploring the “nice girls” and what’s making them tick? I’m sick of focusing on the negative, especially when I’m seeing so much goodness from the hardest years in a girl’s life. Whatever it is, moms, you are doing something right. And if you have a clue as to what’s going on, please email me at

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September 12, 2013


Rembrandt’s Mughai drawings topic of Sept. 16 art lecture in Del Mar On Monday, Sept. 16, Hilda Van Neck-Yoder will speak about Rembrandt’s last decade of his life when he produced his Mughai Drawings inspired by his attraction to the Mughai paintings. The lecture meeting will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, Del Mar, 15th & Maiden Lane (across from the Del Mar Plaza). Free for San Diego Museum of Art, North County Chapter members and first time guests. $5 for others. For more information, call 760-704-6436.

Award-winning kids music duo presents Hullabaloo Family Arts Festival With 14 major national awards in their hip pocket and a nine-year track record of glowing critical acclaim, San Diego’s own “free-range, organic” kid-folk duo, Hullabaloo, now presents its fourth annual Hullabaloo Family Music Festival on Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Paddock Green. The festival, sponsored by Clif Kid, is a one-day celebration of music, art, storytelling and dance for young kids and families. Tickets to the festival are $7 per person. Kids under one year are free. For more information visit

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12360 Carmel Country Road, #B201 Devon Boulon,Coldwell Banker `

Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 335-2008

$408,800 2BR/2BA

12358 Carmel Country Rd., #A202 Devon Boulon,Coldwell Banker

Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 335-2008

$449,888 2BR/2.5BA

12133 Caminito Mira Del Mar Connie Cannon,Coldwell Banker

Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 354-5538

$654,900 3BR/2.5BA

3628 Fallon Circle Deanna Robison,Del Mar Realty

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (760) 413-3842

$1,349,000 5BR/4BA

4514 Saddle Mountain Ct. Charles & Farryl Moore,Coldwell Banker

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

$1,399,000 5BR/4.5BA

4963 Smith Canyon Ct S. Poplawsky & R.Podolsky, Coastal Premier Properties

Sun 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 877-3657

$1,499,000 4BR/4.5BA

5172 Seagrove Place Julie Split-Keyes,Prudential CA Realty

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

$1,849,000 5BR/5BA

13033 Harwick Lane S. Poplawsky & R.Podolsky, Coastal Premier Properties

Sat 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 877-3657

$1,849,000 5BR/4.5BA

5295 Birch Hill Pt Charles & Farryl Moore,Coldwell Banker

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

SAN DIEGO, CA $12,495,000

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13654 Calais Dr J. Mumma,Prudential CA Realty

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 342-4522

$1,395,000 5BR/3BA

14130 Bahama Cove Kerry Shine,Prudential CA Realty

Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (858) 382-5496

$1,179,000-$1,219,000 3BR/2BA

13654 Calais Dr J. Mumma,Prudential CA Realty

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 342-4522

$1,395,000 5BR/3BA

14130 Bahama Cove Kerry Shine,Prudential CA Realty

Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (858) 382-5496

$880,000-$930,000 4BR/4BA

14728 Via Mantova

$2,175,000 4BR/2.5BA

16825 Via De Santa Fe Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Janet Lawless Christ,Coldwell Banker (858) 335-7700

$2,850,000 3BR/2.5BA

15140 Las Planideras Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Becky & June Campbell,Coldwell Banker (858) 449-2027

$3,390,000 6BR/7.5BA

K. Ann Brizolis/host: D. Henry,Prudential CA Realty

$3,995,000 4BR/4.5BA

4476 Los Pinos Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Linda Sansone/host: R. Cushman,Willis Allen (858) 945-6037

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RANCHO SANTA FE J. McMahon,Windermere Homes & Estates

4540 Los Pinos

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