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INDEX Business ........................................ A16 Calendar ..........................................A9 Crime .............................................. A18 Editorial ........................................ A19 Entertainment...............................A21 FACEs................................................ B6 Marketplace ................................... B5 Obituaries .....................................A10 Sports ................................................ B1 Vacation photos ........................... B6
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RB/4S DIGEST San Diego Fire-Rescue is accepting unwrapped toys that will be distributed to underprivileged youths through the Toys for Tots program. Gifts must be brought by Friday, Dec. 20 to local fire stations, including Station No. 33 at 16966 Bernardo Center Drive in Rancho Bernardo, Station No. 40 at 13393 Salmon River Road in Rancho Penasquitos and Station No. 42 at 12110 World Trade Drive in Carmel Mountain Ranch.
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GOLF CART PARADE — On Dec. 6 the third annual decorated golf cart parade with 22 carts returned to Rancho Bernardo. Above are Dave and Jane Bruen plus Gary and Dianne Harrison. At right are David and Sandy Gibbs. See more photos on Page A14. Photos by Sherri Cortez
Grants offered to 4S Ranch, Del Sur groups BY ELIZABETH MARIE HIMCHAK Organizations that serve 4S Ranch and Del Sur can apply for grants that go up to $7,000 and focus on arts, culture and technology. The 4S Ranch-Del Sur Community Foundation is holding an optional informational workshop at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17 in the Shay Realtors Community Hub, 10550 Craftsman Way, Suite 184 in 4S Ranch. The workshop will cover the grant application process. RSVP to Trudy Armstrong at email@example.com or 619-764-8602.
There is a new step this year that requires potential applicants to complete a MyCommunity registration by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. Approval for an account can take up to two business days before the application process can continue, officials said. To apply, go to http:// mycommunity.sdfoundation.org. Once approved, applicants must submit a letter of intent by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20. In addition to describing the project that is to be completed within 12 months and benefit those in the 4S Ranch and/or Del Sur comSEE GRANTS, Page A26
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Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation is launching a new membership model in order to distribute more grant money and increase its $1.2 million endowment, officials said. The new membership format was announced at the Rancho Bernardo Thanksgiving Luncheon, but foundation board members will not start actively promoting it until January, said board Vice President Jeff Shea. Through a member-based format, donors of $500 annually will be given special benefits and invited to member-only events in addition to those open to the community at large. Those who make a five-year pledge will be called founding members. Half of each donation will be invested in the endowment and the other half distributed that year in the form of grants. Shea said while last month the board was pleased to award a combined $53,875 in grants to 20 local projects and organi-
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If looking for inspiration on how to decorate a small gingerbread house, the Rancho Bernardo Inn has a life-size version that might spark some sweet ideas. The 9-foot high, 12-foot wide house can be viewed for free in the RB Inn’s lobby, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive. It will remain on display through the New Year. Pastry Chef Margaret Carvallo has led the four-member team for the past four of the five years the inn has had the house as part of its annual holiday decorations. When she joined its staff, Carvallo said the house was one of the first things she was told about. “I had never made a lifesize gingerbread house before,” Carvallo said of her 12 years in the baking industry. The lifelong county resident graduated from the California Culinary Academy. “I really like that it brings the team together,” she said. “It really does feel like Christmas.” The team started making the 2,200 gingerbread bricks
and roof tiles in late August so there is time for them to dry after baking since initially they are really moist, Carvallo said. They are baked on sheets and cut into similar sizes. Three roof tiles or several bricks can be made per sheet. “Whenever we get quiet days we work on the house,” she said. All the gingerbread must be baked by the end of October since starting in November the team has to focus on its other holiday-related tasks plus keep up with the inn’s daily baking needs. While the bakers are busy making bricks and tiles, Carvallo said the inn’s engineer-
ing department creates the wood structure. Without it, the house would collapse. Each year the house is made a bit different, so the carpenter works with Car vallo on incorporating various design aspects. For example, this year there is a quatrefoil shaped window above the door. The quatrefoil design is seen throughout the resort’s buildings and has been included in two of its gingerbread houses. For the “glass” Carvallo said she makes it since the thin, somewhat clear panes are the most fragile component. It is made by liquefying sugar, SEE HOUSE, Page A25
Want to build one? Here's the recipe For those who might like to try making a life-size house next year, be ready for some heavy lifting while gathering the ingredients. This year’s version required 5,760 pounds of ingredients, which does not include the 50-plus pounds of candy, such as lollipops, gumballs, gumdrops and candy canes, that give the house its whimsical flair and fulfill childhood fantasies. To make the gingerbread bricks and roof tiles plus the royal frosting that
holds it all together it took: • 1 ton of powdered sugar, • 1,000 pounds of brown sugar, • 750 pounds of granulated sugar, • 750 pounds of cake ﬂour, • 750 pounds of bread ﬂour, • 282 pounds of molasses, • 24 pounds of baking soda, • 20 pounds of cinnamon, • 12 pounds of vanilla extract, • 4 pounds of ginger and • 2,160 eggs (that’s 180 dozen).
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Interested in joining RB Planning Board? BY ELIZABETH MARIE HIMCHAK Rancho Bernardo Planning Board’s meeting next week is one of the last opportunities for potential candidates to fulfill the attendance requirement prior to election. The board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 in the Club 21 Room at RB Swim & Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive. “This would be a good meeting for anyone considering to run for a board position to see how the board functions,” said Vice Chairman Mike Lutz. Per the board’s bylaws and City Council policy, candidates in the March election must attend at least one board meeting within 12 months of the February 2014 meeting in order to be eligible for election. Any adult who has been a Rancho Bernardo resident for
BEARS AND BOOKS FOR KIDS - Jan Bakan, Diana Shatz and Lucille Rabinowitz, Rancho Bernardo Woman’s Club officers, hold some of the estimated 50 teddy bears and 40 children’s books donated by club members for Rady Children’s Hospital to give to the children being treated there. The bears and books were collected at the Dec. 5 holiday luncheon at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. The 108-member club holds a luncheon meeting at the RB Inn on the first Thursday of each month (September through June). Membership is open to women residing in RB and surrounding areas. For more information, call 858-487-6942.
at least 30 days can run if the meeting attendance requirement is met. Lutz said the board plans to discuss and vote on giving input to city officials on two citywide issues. The first is a proposal to develop land-use regulations and permit process for mobile food trucks. The draft proposal includes regulations on where food trucks may operate, including on private property, and sets performance standards such as establishing bathroom requirements, hours of operation, proximity limitations and trash requirements. The second is the proposed development of a multi-year capital plan that addresses the city’s infrastructure needs. Lutz said the board might also hear an update on the Pomerado Road speed limit increase discussed on Nov. 21.
Holiday party is Saturday at Rec Center BY ELIZABETH MARIE HIMCHAK Santa Claus will be in Rancho Bernardo on Saturday morning to visit with boys and girls prior to his return later this month. He will speak with children during the annual Holiday Extravaganza hosted by the Rancho Bernardo Recreation Council from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 14. The free party will be in the Rancho Bernardo-Glassman Recreation Center gymnasium, 18448 W. Bernardo Drive.
Parents are advised to bring cameras. The event will begin with an optional pancake breakfast served from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and prepared by the recreation center’s staff. The cost is $3 per plate. Tickets can be purchased at the door with cash or checks, said Berenice Mora, center director. Throughout the event there will be free holiday arts and crafts activities for children. Mora said they are for all ages since the crafts are simple to complete and volunteers will be available to assist youngsters. There will also be a bounce
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Senior complex proposed on 'water tower' site BY EMILY SORENSEN AmeriCare Health and Retirement, Inc., the high bidder on the water tower site, said it intends to build a senior living community on the site, if negotiations with the Poway Unified School District go through. “We’re focused on working through negotiations [with the district], and closing by the school board’s deadline of the end of the year,” said Matt Petree, director of property development for AmeriCare. AmeriCare was the highest out of three parties vying for the water tower site, located at 16061 Avenida Venusto in Rancho Bernardo. “We’re very happy to be selected to be the top bidder,” said Petree. Petree said that if the negotiations are successful, AmeriCare plans on building one of its Silvergate senior communi-
ties on the property. The company has three other Silvergate communities, one in Fallbrook and two in San Marcos. AmeriCare is a privately held health care management company that owns, operates and invests in assisted living communities and medical office buildings, focusing on the Southern California area. In addition to their Silvergate communities, the company also has a medical office building in Encinitas. “We’re well aware of the community interest in the site,” said Petree. “After the New Year, we plan to introduce ourselves to the community. We’re very open to a high level of collaboration with the community. We’re well aware that [the senior community] is a resource to the community.” Many Rancho Bernardo residents were hoping the City of San Diego would purchase the property and turn it into a park, but their desires were thwarted when the city was unable to come up with the required good faith deposit of $660,000 by the time of the public bidding deadline of Nov. 8.
Poway City Hall now on Facebook, Twitter BY STEVE DREYER The City of Poway is now on Facebook and Twitter. Entry in both social media fields occurred on Nov. 12, according to Belinda Romero, the city’s manager of community services. Both feature news of upcoming city events, photos from city council meetings, and features such as “Throwback Thursdays” (historical photos) and “Foto Friday” (scenic photos of the city.) Ten city employees from several city departments have been trained to post on the sites, Romero said. The Facebook and Twitter sites cost nothing and take up
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Police celebrate with special needs students BY ELIZABETH MARIE HIMCHAK For the 10th year a few San Diego police officers have helped make Rancho Bernardo High School’s critical skills class’ holiday party extra special. Lt. Bernie Colon, retired Sgt. Bob Cruz, Sgt. Richard Metz and Lt. Sharon Smyth donated gift cards so Santa Claus could give a gift to the 20 students who have a variety of special needs. They also made possible a visit by Santa and his helper. Colon said he started the effort and recruited the others because his mother, Jan Colon, is a teacher’s assistant in the class and she started the holiday party so the students could have something special at this time of year. Around 100 came to the Dec. 6 lunchtime party. Attendees included Principal Dave LeMaster and other faculty and staff members who interact with the students throughout the campus, plus parents and fellow students who assist in the critical skills classroom. The students gave a performance of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” and lunch was provided by Souplantation, Vons and Papa John’s in Rancho Bernardo, Walmart in Poway and O’s American Kitchen in Carmel Mountain Ranch. “This year was absolutely awesome,” said Jan Colon when talking about all the donors who made the party possible. Lt. Colon said for years he, Cruz and
San Diego Police Sgt. Richard Metz and sophomore Toby Roosevelt chat during the party. Smyth bought gifts based on the students’ wish lists, but this year opted for gift cards. “To see their excitement ... is heartwarming,” he said. “This is an opportunity to give back.” “After the first time, seeing the kids so excited made it all worth it,” Cruz said. Smyth said seeing the students’ reac-
tion has kept her coming back. “The kids truly believe it’s Santa and Santa’s helper,” she said. Metz, a newcomer to this year’s party who also joined in the gift-giving, said he came in uniform in order to give the students a positive interaction with a police officer. “A lot of times they see us in an official capacity, which is unfortunate,” he said. “(This) breaks down the barrier and they see our humanistic side.” Lt. Colon said activities like the holiday party and a prom just for this class and their Best Buddies friends are important because “a lot of time the special needs students are forgotten about. But here they are in the spotlight, in the center of attention and we honor them.” “The food was great, my friends are awesome and everyone’s great,” said junior Derrick Oakes, who added that he hopes everyone including the less fortunate get something for the holidays that makes them happy. Sophomore Toby Roosevelt said his favorite part of the event was getting to throw “snow” during the skit. “It was very good,” said sophomore Stanfield Burton. “I liked saying ‘‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,’ there was great food and liked seeing Santa.” Sophomore Pamela Jones expressed similar comments and called performing in the skit “fantastic.”
Sophomore Haylie Ausen visits with Santa Claus and his helper at the Dec. 6 party. All photos by Elizabeth Marie Himchak
Sophomore Pamela Jones with her parents RaeJean and Mel Jones at Rancho Bernardo High’s critical skills class holiday party.
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THANKSGIVING RUN — More than 1,000 runners and walkers of all ages participated in the fourth annual Thank You Run in 4S Ranch on Thanksgiving morning. The more than $20,000 in proceeds will be divided between the 4S Ranch-Del Sur Community Foundation and Helen’s Closet, which provides transportation equipment to those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Photo by Kate Auda of Blue Horizon Studios
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Operation Stuff-A-Stocking returns project 683 stockings were collected. But with her brother, Joey, now out of the Air A local teenager is once again trying to cheer Force and in college — he and his C-130 crew military personnel serving in war zones by giv- distributed the stockings while flying around ing them donated holiday stockings filled with Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait both times — goodies. distribution was going to be a problem. She Rancho Bernardo High junior Sammy Lizar- needed someone willing to take on the task. raga is 200 stockings Coming to her aid this short of her goal to proyear are two service memvide a holiday surprise bers whose relatives learned to around 350 militar y about the project through its members serving in AfFacebook page. Lizarraga ghanistan. The deadline said a girl in Rancho Penasto donate is Friday, Dec. quitos got her brother in the 20. Bring to 15135 Amso Army, Jeff Higginsons, to St. in Poway. agree to distribute with his This is the third year helicopter squadron based in the 16-year-old Poway Bagram, Afghanistan. Three resident is organizing OpPoway girls also asked their eration Stuff-A-Stocking, mother, Marine Lt. Col. but she has dramatically Maura Hennigan, who is stascaled it back from last tioned in an undisclosed locayear’s effort when “it took tion in Afghanistan, to help a life of its own,” she said. with distribution. With the assistance of While the stockings will many Girl Scout troops arrive after Christmas, Lizarand countless locals, Sammy Lizarraga holding a couple raga said she is hoping to get Lizarraga collected 1,802 holiday stockings donated for overlocals to once again share filled stockings over the seas military personnel this year. their holiday spirit with those four-month effort that refar from home. quired her family to have a storage container Due to response from recipients, Lizarraga is placed on their driveway for several weeks. suggesting donors fill the stockings with more “I was so happy, amazed and thankful that the snacks than toiletries, since the troops repeatcommunity came together and helped me with edly told her “how much they loved them.” my project,” the Ambassador Girl Scout said, Per militar y regulations, acceptable food adding four years ago when she first did the See STOCKINGS, Page A25
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SHOES FOR DOLLARS - A recent fundraiser for the Rancho Bernardo High School Royal Regiment Marching Band raised $1,593 by collecting 2,896 pounds of used shoes from the school and community. Shoes With Heart picked up the shoes, which they will clean and repair and send to people in developing nations. The Royal Regiment will use the money for equipment and coaching to continue the success of the program. Supporting them in the project were Storage West and The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop. Shown with the bagged shoes are, from left, Sean Phillips, Kathy and Joe Wolfman, Joni O’Keefe, Linda Phillips and Chris O’Keefe.
RELIGION NEWS Church at RB sets services
Celebrate the holiday season as The Church at Rancho Bernardo presents six identical Christmas Eve concerts/services Dec. 22-24 featuring both contemporary and traditional holiday music, the CRB Band, creative drama performances, special guest artists and a special performance by the Rancho Bernardo High Drumline. During each service they will be collecting new socks to support local shelters. Christmas Eve concert/service times are: Sunday, Dec. 22, 9 and 11 a.m.; Monday, Dec. 23, 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Services are open to the public, free admission. Free childcare is available for infants
and children through 3 years old.
India Fellowship plans service
India Christian Fellowship San Diego is holding its annual Christmas service at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Community Church of Poway, 13501 Community Road. The service will feature Christmas carols in different languages (Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi) and a skit which explains the true meaning of Christmas, followed by a traditional Indian dinner. Rev. Dr. Valson Abraham will give the Christmas message. For more information, visit the church website at www.icfsandiego.org or call 562-8240137.
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CALENDAR THURSDAYDEC. 12 WINERY HOLIDAY NIGHTS - Bernardo Winery holds its annual Holiday Nights at the Winery 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 through Sunday, Dec. 15. The admission-free event will include carolers, Santa Claus, carriage rides and shopping opportunities. The Rancho Bernardo Historical Society Museum will also be open. The winery is at 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte, Rancho Bernardo. Call 858-487-1866. WORLD AFFAIRS - Dr. William Weeks of SDSU focuses on Abraham Lincoln’s relevance to modern American foreign relations during his talk on “The Antebellum Roots of Modern American Foreign Relations at the World Affairs Council meeting 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Remington Club II, 16916 Hierba Drive, Rancho Bernardo. Guests welcome. For more details, call 858-592-6087. RB ROTARY - Rabbi David Castiglione of Temple Adat Shalom explains the origin and observances of Hanukkah at the Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club meeting noon Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Bernardo Heights Country Club.
FRIDAYDEC. 13 HOPE UNITED HOLIDAY EVENT - “Come to Bethlehem, the Story of Those Who Gathered
at the Manger” is this year’s holiday presentation by the Music Ministry of Hope United Methodist Church, 16550 Bernardo Heights Parkway, Rancho Bernardo. The three performances are 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13; 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Admission is free, but seating is limited. For tickets, call 858-485-5840. Call to arrange for childcare. RB TRAVELERS - Travel journalist Maggie Espinosa talks about “Traveling with the Pampered Pooch” at the Rancho Bernardo Travelers meeting 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 at the Seven Oaks Community Center, 16789 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo. All over 18 welcome. For details, call 619-252-3720.
SATURDAYDEC. 14 CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK - Enjoy old-fashioned holiday traditions at Christmas in the Park 3:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 in Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road. Activities include a gift workshop, horse-drawn hayride, visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus, and riding the train around the park. Off-site parking with free shuttle from 3-9 p.m. at the Park and Ride at Community and Twin Peaks roads and Poway Adult School parking lot, 13626 Twin Peaks Road. RB HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA - The annual Holiday Extravaganza at Rancho Bernardo-Glassman Recreation Center is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday,
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Dec. 14 in the center’s gymnasium, 18448 W. Bernardo Drive in Rancho Bernardo Community Park. Admission is free. There will be holiday dancers, karate demonstrations, children’s activities and opportunity to visit with Santa. The optional pancake breakfast starts at 9 a.m. It is $3 per person. For details, call 858-538-8129. GREEN OPEN HOUSE - Tour a 1970s tractstyle house to see how it was transformed into an energy-efficient home during an open house 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at 13334 Aubrey St., Poway. Sponsored by the California Center for Sustainable Energy.
SUNDAYDEC. 15 ST. MICHAEL’S CONCER T - Music of the Christmas season, “Lesson & Carols 2013,” will be presented by the adult choirs of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 at the church, 15546 Pomerado Road, Poway. The concert will feature seasonal music, both traditional and new carols with an international flavor. A free-will offering will be accepted. Call 858-487-4755 for more information. BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - Bernardo Winery, 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte, Rancho Bernardo, holds its annual Breakfast with Santa 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Dec. 15 with children’s holiday entertainment, a visit with Santa, breakfast,
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animal visit from Wild Wonders and a children’s magic show. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 4 to 9 and free to children under 4. Buy in advance at www.brownpapertickets. com. No tickets will be sold at the event. Call 858-487-1866. CHOIR CONCERT - Celebrate the joy of Gaudete Sunday with the combined traditional, contemporary and handbell choirs of San Rafael Parish 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 at 17252 Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo. Music includes beloved hymns, songs and carols of the season, as well as a carol sing-a-long. For details, call 858487-4314 ext. 1225. BLUE SKY PHOTO OP - Bring your camera to capture the beauty of the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve on a hike led by docent Bob Kiang 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. The reserve is located off of Espola Road in Poway. For details, call 858-668-4781.
TUESDAYDEC. 17 RB SUNRISE ROTARY - Iranian immigrant Fred Nasseri examines the living conditions for minorities living under Islam at the Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club meeting 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo, 12280 Greens East Road. Meetings, no charge. Breakfast, $15. For details, visit www. rbsunrise.org. See CALENDAR, Page A10
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RB AAUW - The Rancho Bernardo High School Madrigal Choir will sing holiday music at the Rancho Bernardo AAUW meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the Rancho Bernardo Swim & Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive. A brown bag lunch is at 12:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. For details, call 858-487-4135.
WEDNESDAYDEC. 18 POWAY-SCRIPPS ROTARY - The Poway High Die Lieder Singers perform their annual concert of holiday favorites at the Rotary Club of PowayScripps meeting noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.
18 at the Brigantine, 13445 Poway Road, For details, call 858-231-3619. 4S RANCH LIBRARY FRIENDS - The Friends of the 4S Ranch Library meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the library, 10433 Reserve Drive. All members and potential members are invited. For more details, email 4Sranchfol@gmail.com or call 858-759-4599.
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SATURDAYDEC. 21 LUNCH WITH SANTA - The annual Lunch with Santa at the Carmel Mountain Ranch/ Sabre Springs Recreation Center is 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at the center, 10152 Rancho Carmel Drive. There will also be arts and crafts and time to visit with Santa. Bring cameras. Tickets are $8. Buy in advance at the center.
SUNDAYDEC. 22 PLANTS OF BLUE SKY - Explore the plants of the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve on a hike led by naturalist Ale Franklin at 9 a.m Sunday, Dec. 22. The reserve is located off of Espola Road in Poway. For details, call 858-668-4781.
Linda Louise Manson 1949 – 2013
Linda Manson, 63, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at her home in Rancho Bernardo. Linda had lived in Rancho Bernardo since 1986. She was born on December 14, 1949, in Los Angeles and grew up in Whittier, CA, with her parents, Kenney and Carleen, and her brother, Bob. Linda graduated from Whittier High School in 1968 and from Cal State University Long Beach in 1973 majoring in Home Economics. Linda met her husband, Gary Manson, in college. They were married in 1973 and moved to Escondido. Linda has three children, Terry, Jeff and Julie, and spent most of her married years as a stay-at–home mom caring for them. All three are now married. Linda was a wonderful and loving grandmother to her eight grandchildren. Gary retired in 2003 and the couple has spent their retirement years traveling to destinations worldwide. Linda and Gary celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with their family in June. Linda was so well
liked by everyone that a longtime neighbor once remarked that he never heard anyone say anything negative about her. Linda will be remembered as a very loving wife and mother who put the happiness of her family as her top priority in life. Goodbye Linda. You’ve been a wonderful wife, sister, mother, grandmother and friend! We will all miss you very much! A private memorial service for family has been arranged. In lieu of sending flowers, Linda would appreciate a donation to her favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www. stjude.org. Arrangements are by Alhiser-Comer Mortuary. Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/ obituaries/pomeradonews.
Joseph Anthony Bridgman 1950 – 2013
Joe, 63, died at home in Poway with his family around him on November 28, 2013, after a short battle with cancer. He was peaceful, and not in pain
when he passed. Joe was born August 3, 1950, in Columbus, Ohio, to John and Mary Bridgman and was the first of three children. John, Mary and Joe moved to California in the mid 50’s and bought their first home in Poway in 1958, where the family was raised and remains to this day. Joe was preceded in death by his mother and father, John and Mary Bridgman and his brother, Bill Bridgman. He is survived by his sister, Tina (Bridgman) Martedi of Vista, CA; brothers, Scott Bridgman of Poway and John Bridgman of Columbus, Ohio. Joe has several nieces and nephews in California, Ohio and the Pacific Northwest. Joe spent over 30 years in the field of security and access control locking devices. He was highly respected for his knowledge and ability to design systems for projects such as the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant, the San Diego Convention Center and many hospital and college campuses. Joe’s true love was for the track. Horses! He was a member of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, an avid handicapper, and loved to share his knowledge with others about “the ponies”. He made several trips to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby. Joe also loved the coast, as he made it his home for the past 30 years. Whether it was simply lying in the sun, walking on the beach
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or just watching the sunset, the beach is where you could always find him. Joe also was an avid Padre’s, Laker and Charger fan and he could swing a mean golf club as well. Joe had an easy going disposition, he was quiet, reserved and always had a smile on his face. He was slow to anger and you could tell him anything, as he always had an ear to listen. Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/ obituaries/pomeradonews.
Gerald Milton Holcomb 1937 – 2013
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Oklahoma; sister, Mary Jo O’Brien and husband, Paul, of Raymore, Missouri; and fiancé, Sally Edwards. He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Holcomb and his parents. Services are pending. Info will be available at the San Rafael Catholic Church, 17252 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego, California, (858) 487-4315. The family suggests contributions to Rancho Bernardo Historical Society and Father Joe’s Villages. Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/ obituaries/pomeradonews.
Robert “Jaye” Goodson 1951 – 2013
Jaye is survived by 4 children, 16 grandchildren and many family and friends.
Beverly Neville Fawcett 1922 - 2013
Mrs. Fawcett, 91, of San Diego, passed away Nov. 28, 2013. Services will be held Dec. 23, 2013 at 10am at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church.
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Guard against wintertime heart attacks
veryone knows winter is cold and flu season, but most people don’t know that it’s also the prime season for heart attacks, especially if you already have heart disease or have suffered a previous heart attack. Here’s what you should know, along with some tips to help you protect yourself. Heart attack season In the U.S., the risk of having a heart attack during the winter months is twice as high as it is during the summertime. Why? There are a number of factors, and they’re not all linked to cold weather. Even people who live in warm climates have an increased risk. Here are the areas you need to pay extra attention to this winter. Cold temperatures: When a person gets cold, the body responds by constricting the blood vessels to help the body maintain heat. This causes blood pressure to go up and makes the heart work harder. Cold temperatures can also increase levels of certain proteins that can thicken the blood and increase the risk for blood clots. So stay warm this winter, and when you do have to go outside, make sure you bundle up
Jim Miller THE SAVVY SENIOR in layers with gloves and a hat, and place a scarf over your mouth and nose to warm up the air before you breathe it in. New Year’s resolutions: Every Jan. 1, millions of people join gyms or start exercise programs as part of their New Year’s resolution to get in shape, and many overexert themselves too soon. If you’re starting a new exercise program this winter, take the time to talk to your doctor about what types and how much exercise may be appropriate for you. Winter weight gain: People tend to eat and drink more, and gain more weight during the holiday season and winter months, all of which are hard on the heart and risky for someone with heart disease. So keep a watchful eye on your diet this winter and avoid binging on fatty foods and alcohol.
Shorter days: Less daylight in the winter months can cause many people to develop “seasonal affective disorder” or SAD, a wintertime depression that can stress the heart. Studies have also looked at heart attack patients and found they usually have lower levels of vitamin D (which comes from sunlight) than people with healthy hearts. To boost your vitamin D this winter, consider taking a supplement that contains between 1,000 and 2,000 international units (IU) per day. And to find treatments for SAD, visit the Center for Environmental Therapeutics website at cet.org. Flu season: Studies show that people who get flu shots have a lower heart attack risk. It’s known that the inflammatory reaction set off by a flu infection can increase blood clotting which can lead to heart attacks in vulnerable people. So, if you haven’t already done so, get a flu shot for protection. See flushot.healthmap.org to find a nearby vaccination site. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC “Today” show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.
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Caltrans' SR-67 study prompts additional questions, concerns BY KAREN BRAINARD
SHARING THEIR HOLIDAY SPIRIT — For the third year, Country Club of Rancho Bernardo members and friends held a golf cart parade on the first Wednesday in December. The festive event started on Ranch House Road, went around the club and golf course, and concluded on Grandee Road in Rancho Bernardo. Above are the participants. At left, are Glenn and Ruth Ann Young. Below at the pre-parade party are, from left, Andrea Joly, Sally Hinchman, Ruth Ann Young, Jo Martin and Coy Herring. Photos by Sherri Cortez
There seem to be no easy answers when it comes to options to prevent collisions on state Route 67. That was the opinion of Caltrans’ officials and Ramona Community Planning Group members after a presentation of the state transportation agency’s Median Barrier Corridor Study for Route 67 on Dec. 5. Caltrans Project Manager Richard Estrada noted the presentation was information only and they will come back to the community when the draft environmental report is completed, most likely in spring 2014. Estrada said they are meeting with small community groups that include residents who live near Rockhouse Road and SR-67. “We’re doing as much outreach as we can because we want to hear what your thoughts are,” he said. Estrada reviewed the median barrier study that covers the 12-mile stretch of the highway from Willow Road in Lakeside to Shady Oaks Road in Ramona. Four options are proposed for the center of the highway to prevent head-on collisions: a concrete barrier, a metal barrier, a high tension cable barrier, and a median buffer. A fifth option is “no build.” A benefit to the cable barrier, Estrada said, is that drainage patterns would not have to be altered as they would with a concrete barrier. Cable would also offer some “give” if hit, he said. “We’ve installed a few in Northern California,” said Estrada, adding that they will use cable for a median project in San Diego County in the next six months. Planner Jim Cooper said he researched the cable barrier, which costs less and offers
more visibility. “The biggest detraction from cable is motorcycles. They hit that and it’s like hitting a knife edge,” he said. RCPG member Carl Hickman asked what Caltrans’ goal is with the study and proposed options. “Reduce the number and severity of all collisions in this footprint,” responded Estrada. Hickman, a licensed traffic engineer with the county, asked that Caltrans’ officials bring data on the number of collisions and where they are happening on the highway when they return in the spring. Estrada said SR-67 is a unique corridor because there are so many driveways and side streets off it. To add a concrete median barrier would prevent some of those homeowners from making a left turn unless there is a gore point in the barrier so they can cross through. Planner Dennis Sprong noted that would also make it difficult for emergency vehicles when responding to a call. In addition, he said other types of collisions could increase with a barrier. According to Estrada, because one lane would be removed for a barrier where there are three or four lanes, Caltrans is looking at a high friction surface that would help vehicles stop sooner if the pavement is wet and traffic backs up. In response to a question about adding an extra lane, Estrada said any of the build options would be paid for with SHOPP (State Highway Operation and Protection Program) funds that can only be used for safety projects and cannot be used to add capacity. To view the bar rier options, visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist11/Env_ docs/67FeasabilityStudy/index.html.
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Looking to get away? Haleh Travel can help you get wherever you want to go. Haleh Travel, located at 12234 Poway Road #206, has only been in its office space since September, but the business, run by Kamran and Haleh Hamasian, has been around much longer. The Hamasians have been running the business out of their home for five years before recently moving into their new office in order to expand the business. Haleh Travel covers cruises all over the world, flights, hotel reservations and travel insurance, to plan the perfect vacation for you and your family. Hamasian immigrated to the United States from Iran with his family in 2008. “We wanted a better life for our children,” said Hamasian. The family moved to Poway after hearing about the school system. “Everyone told us to come [to Poway], because of the schools,” he said. Their son attended San Diego State University and their daughter is a student at Twin Peaks Middle
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Law enforcement, public safety leaders talk death penalty reform BY EMILY SORENSEN A working group of several local law enforcement and public safety representatives met Thursday, Dec. 5 in Poway to discuss death penalty reform. The group, which included the president and vice president of the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County, Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee), and two family members of victims murdered by killers now on death row, discussed ways to reform California death penalty laws to ensure speedier executions and save tax payers millions. “We’re just exploring reform,” said Matt Clay, president of the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County (DSASDC). “There are 43 killers of police officers on death row [in California],” said Clay. “There are 230 child victims, whose killers are on death row [in California].” Clay said that the group was meeting to discuss ideas on reforming the death penalty in California. “The death penalty, I believe, is broken in California,” said Clay. “I also believe it can certainly be fixed. There are real, tangible things that can fix the death penalty, and make things better for victims and their families.” The meeting was held in the association’s Poway office. Mark Peterson, of Californians for Death Penalty Reform and Savings, a coalition in Sacramento that attempted to get a bill reforming the death penalty into legislature in April, confirmed that the coalition was considering an initiative for death penalty reform, after their bill didn’t get out of the Public Safety Committee. The group grew out of opposition to the failed bill last year, which attempted to end the death penalty in California. “We agree that the death penalty is broken, but mend it, don’t end it,” said Peterson. “The voters proved they agreed with the death penalty. We owed it to the voters to try and fix it legislatively.” Many of the changes the coalition proposed legislatively in April were discussed by the group on Thursday. One of the options the representatives discussed is pursuing a
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Working together to improve the library THUMBS UP to the combined ef for ts of the County of San Diego, the City of Poway and the Friends of the Poway Library to come up with a plan to finance a renovation of the 15-year-old Poway Librar y. The $1.5 million project should be completed by next fall and will include new carpeting, furniture and computers along with a teen area, more study rooms and a patio cover. THUMBS DOWN to the Rancho Bernardo Planning Board for still not getting its act together. After a change in leadership last April it appeared the board might finally put its years of ongoing strife behind, quit the petty squabbling and have meetings run in a timeefficient manner. As the Nov. 21 meeting showed, the internal problems have yet to go away. Residents waited more than an hour to express concerns over raised speed limits on Pomerado Road because the board took almost 20 minutes to modify and adopt its agenda. The holdup: whether a parliamentarian should be added to advise the board on following rules. Another issue, whether members need decorum guidelines for written or verbal communications on non-agenda items and subjects. Additional delays were due to disagreement over approving minutes dating back to August and the announcement that the Oct. 17 meeting was not official due to a Brown Act violation over agenda posting. The meeting ended three hours later, not because all agenda items were addressed, but the meeting venue was closing. Four of the 13 members present left early due to the late hour. THUMBS UP to all who have volunteered with or donated to the Backyard Produce Project. In early November it crossed the 100,000-pound — 50-ton — mark for locally grown fruits and vegetables given to area families in need. The produce comes from two sources: local yards whose owners donate their excess crops each month by bringing the food to a collection site or having a picking team harvest the crops,
and the volunteer-tended garden at Sunshine Care in Poway. THUMBS UP to the Vaineharrison family of Poway for donating their time (over 100 hours) and talent to create a searchable database allowing for the easy location of any of the more than 900 memorial tiles at the Poway Veterans Park. Visit www.poway.org for details. THUMBS UP to Tom and Debbie Farley, and their many friends who for the past 25 years have been responsible for one of Poway’s holiday landmarks, a 78-foot tree of lights that can be seen throughout southern Poway, Sabre Springs and parts of Scripps Ranch. THUMBS UP to those involved with organizing and supporting the 24th annual Rancho Bernardo Thanksgiving Luncheon on Nov. 26. The Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation’s fundraiser serves as a kick-off to the holiday season, and is a great way for locals to reconnect and raise money for many local organizations and projects via grants. This year a combined $53,875 was distributed to 20 groups, proceeds of the foundation’s yearlong fundraising efforts and Rancho Bernardo’s endowment that now exceeds $1.5 million. THUMBS UP to the Poway City Council for giving the go-ahead to a design team to resume work on a new community/senior center for Community Park. Work started several years ago but was halted once the economy went south and the state eliminated local redevelopment agencies. Early plans, shown to the council last week, feature two buildings with about 30,000 square feet of combined space. The idea is for meeting rooms, banquet space, activity space, commercial kitchen and offices to be used both by seniors and the general public. Building it won’t be cheap — perhaps $12 million — but the city has some money set aside and could possibly consider construction bonds like those that were used for City Hall and the sheriff’s station. It would, in our opinion, be a wise use of money.
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Voters no longer in charge In his Dec. 5 column, “State GOP congressional recovery not likely,” Thomas Elias fails to mention that with California gerrymandering, voters no longer determine their representatives — the representatives determine their voters. Sooner or later, arrogant Democrat legislators will discover they can extract and redistribute decades of accumulated wealth and capital only so often before California becomes a basket case like Greece is today. Democrats can only fool the public so long before unemployed young people and the 1.4 percent earning the “learning” minimum wage (in California, according to U.S. labor statistics) figure out they are being sacrificed for unions and union political contributions. Well-paid union members get wage increases every time the minimum wage goes up, and they are the primary beneficiaries.
Fred Schnaubelt Rancho Bernardo
Publicity brings problems The parking lots and trails around Lake Poway are now crowded with hordes of hikers headed to Potato Chip Rock, regardless of whether they are capable of completing the hike. This hike is strenuous and yet, due to the “awesome photo opportunity” of this landmark, I have seen guys with infants on their backs, young children toiling up the incline, people wearing flip-flops, red-faced overweight individuals, all with no hats and little water between them. I’ve lost count of the number of times being asked “Where is Potato Chip Rock?” If you have to ask the way then, in my opinion, you are not prepared for this hike. In addition, it is all too obvious that many are not going up for the wonderful views, for the exercise or to immerse themselves in nature, due to them carrying music devices in their packs which they play loudly and shouts of “let’s party” echoing along the trail. Trash is also increasing along the trail. I also wonder how long the rock itself can endure groups posing on it for photographs.
To alleviate the car parking problem, hikers to Mt. Woodson could be directed to the parking lot located about 100 yards before the Lake Poway gate, thus allowing more space to other users of the park. Also, a sign should be installed at the trail head to Mt. Woodson detailing the severity of the trail, how far it is, that there is no shade or water, the latest time that hikers should set out for the top and the latest they have to be back. Please, no more encouraging visitors hiking to Potato Chip Rock.
Gillian Pinsky Poway
Danger of a gun in the home Approximately 500 children are shot and killed every year in the U.S. The rate of American children and teenagers who die in hospitals every year after sustaining gunshot wounds has climbed by nearly 60 percent in a decade. This figure was presented on Oct. 27 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. The researchers also identified a link between the percentage of homes with guns and the prevalence of child gunshot injuries. It is important to respect the rights of responsible, law-abiding gun owners while protecting the public safety of all citizens. However, people who bring a gun into their home with the goal of protecting their family may be making a more dangerous decision than they realize.
Emily Shieh Rancho Bernardo
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The power of holiday traditions
question I love to ask people during the year-end holiday season is “What is your favorite family tradition?” Sometimes people share traditions they enjoy with their current family. Often they recall warm childhood experiences. Every once in a while someone will talk about traditions they carry at work. But it is always interesting and the discussions are always laced with an abundance of joy. Traditions are a wonderful way to help us honor the importance of our great year-end holidays. They can serve as a perpetual reminder of what the holidays are truly about. They can help us focus on the things that are most important. They can help us escape from the rampant commercialism that can take us away from the most important things in life. They can help us learn. They can help bring our families closer together and form tighter bonds. They can create wonderful, positive memories. They can help us bring joy to others and to touch the world in meaningful and positive ways. The benefits derived from holiday traditions are almost endless. An obvious one is having a family tradition of finding and setting up the family Christmas tree while sipping holiday hot chocolate and reminiscing over different ornaments in the family collection. Couple this with looking at albums of photos from past holidays while listening to carols on the stereo and wonderful family bonds
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Dick Lyles GET REAL will ensue. When my nephew was 4 he spent Christmas in the cancer ward while being treated for leukemia. Now 18, he and his siblings carry on a tradition they established the following year of taking cards and gifts to all the kids in the cancer ward at Christmastime. The joy they bring and the gratification they receive are incomparable. One of the more interesting traditions I heard about when I was consulting with the Zoological Society of San Diego. One of the board members was retired Marine Gen. Victor Krulak, who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Up until the time he died, he would spend a day every Christmas season baking cookies. Then he took a batch to everyone he knew and worked with. The cookies were his own special recipe and he included a personal note with each package. People were touched by the personal caring this demonstrated. At one of the companies I used to run we set aside 10 percent of the profits each year
as a corporate give-back program. We divided the total amount among the employees and let them choose charities to donate their share to in the employee’s name. They were allowed to split their share among up to three different charities if they wanted. We asked only that the companies be registered nonprofit companies, that they give to a specific need rather than the general fund, and that they get involved with the charities they chose in some way. The year I left we wrote checks to approximately 180 different charities. The results were amazing. Whether or not you embrace a particular faith, don’t miss the opportunity this season brings to establish traditions that generate positive impact and provide deeper personal fulfillment. Some of your traditions should be just for you — like making resolutions for the New Year. Other traditions should include your significant other and still others should include the whole family. Establish traditions at your place of work and in your neighborhood — like the folks on Candy Cane Lane who deck out the entire neighborhood or the couple on Joyas Court who make Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus available to the kids every year. Lyles, a Poway resident, is a business/management consultant and best-selling author. Reader comments, through letters to the editor or online at pomeradonews.com, are encouraged.
Tiki’s last second wind
ven though I now live in Encinitas, I still a frequent several establishments in Poway. When my pets are sick, I make the 26-mile trek to Animal Medical Hospital on Poway Road. Here’s why: Ever since our 13-year-old Lab, Tiki, had been diagnosed with bladder cancer a few months ago, I’d been bargaining with God (I’m not religious, mind you). First, I asked God to allow Tiki to survive until I got back from a trip to Toronto. She survived. Then I asked God to allow her to survive until my oldest son came home from college for fall break. She survived. Most recently, I asked that she be allowed to survive until Christmas when my younger son was due to return home. But as her steady decline quickened its pace, it became clear I’d bargained all my chips away and there would be no Christmas miracle. So I changed tactics and selfishly began praying that she would die peacefully in her sleep so that I wouldn’t have to put her down. But she didn’t die in her sleep. Why would she? Even if her body was no longer working for her, she loved life too much to give up. The time came when we saw the signs that there was precious little life left to wring from her body. My husband and I spread sheets in the back of the car and lifted her onto the seat. We drove to her favorite bridle path off behind Summerfield Estates where we thought we’d take her for a short walk before heading to the vet’s office. However, as soon as she picked up the scent of that old familiar trail, her nostrils flared and she caught her last second wind. We walked nearly a mile, further than she’d walked since 2010 when she blew out her knee chasing a raccoon across our deck. We passed by a corral where we used to stop every day and feed the horses carrots. I clicked my
Amy Roost AU CONTRAIRE tongue and a black-andwhite mare left her feeding trough to come greet us. I had nothing to offer her and figured that as soon as she realized I was empty-handed she’d go back to her supper. Instead, perhaps sensing something, she raised her muzzle over the fence and placed it on my shoulder. Leaning the side of her head against my face, she breathed a warm, soft exhale onto my cheek
“It became clear I’d bargained all my chips away and there would be no Christmas miracle.”
and neck. I surrendered into this beast’s tender embrace of my sorrow. The mare then did something even more unexpected. She raised her head back over to her side of the fence and bent down to where Tiki’s own muzzle was poking through the chain links. She touched her nose to Tiki’s through the fence. Just like God’s finger reaching out for Adam’s, she seemed to communicate, one animal to another, “take this moment, this beauty with you to the other side so that you may remember how good life was.” Several dog-loving friends advised me to arrange for a home euthanasia but unlike other dogs, Tiki never seemed to mind doctors visits. Besides, I’ve been taking my pets to see Dr. Singh since 1997, and he and his staff are extended family to me. We were greeted with a sad smile from the receptionist, and Tiki was escorted to her usual examining room. She stood patiently while the doctor felt her bladder. He confirmed we were doing the right thing. As he and his assistant led Tiki out of the exam room to go place the catheter in her leg, where two injections would end Tiki’s stay on Earth, my husband silently reached over and took my hand. I sat still, attempting a breathing technique I’d learned from years of practicing yoga, hoping it would help me through what was about to go down. Some time later, a few seconds, an hour — who knows? — I heard the doctor mournfully whisper, “That’s it.” With these words, I exhaled, realizing I too had stopped breathing. Roost is executive director of Silver Age Yoga Community Outreach and a freelance book publicist. A former Poway resident, she now lives in Encintas. Reader comments, through letters to the editor or online at pomeradonews.com, are encouraged.
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Welk's Christmas show a treat for all BY ELIZABETH MARIE HIMCHAK
Jose Feliciano, left, will perform Friday night while Billy Ray Cyrus will headline Saturday night.
'Carols by Candlelight' coming Friday, Saturday to Escondido BY EMILY SORENSEN
arols by Candlelight” is returning for a 24th year of bringing Christmas cheer and family entertainment, with two headlining acts this year. Jose Feliciano, an eight-time Grammy Award winner, will perform on Friday, Dec. 13 while returning headliner Billy Ray Cyrus, a four-time Grammy Award winner and Country Music Hall of Fame member, will sing on Saturday, Dec. 14. “It’s so hard to get quality artists because of the [limited] budget,” said Steve Vaus, who founded the show in 1990, along with Wayne Nelson, and who will also be performing on both nights. Luckily, this year, Vaus and the show organizers were able to get two great artists to lead the annual Christmas show. “I think it’s going to be a pair of great shows, and a pair of very different shows,” said Vaus. Cyrus has performed once before for “Carols by Candlelight,” while Feliciano will be taking the stage for the See CAROLS Page A23
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The Welk’s new holiday show successfully combines a few well-known veterans from the long-running television show with a new generation of performers. Continuing through Dec. 29, “A Welk Family Christmas” is a treat for all, whether fans of the iconic television show or those who just want to get into the holiday spirit as it is filled with classic holiday numbers, some likely lessfamiliar offerings plus a few less-holiday related but special numbers that let the Welk veterans prove to attendees that they still are a joy to watch. Among tter REVIEW tish etapl adancing legend Arthur Duncan, who at age 80 is still light and fast on his feet and was memorable to see dancing in person. He became known to television show viewers when performing from 1964 to 1982 and during the multitude of weekly reruns that still air on PBS each Saturday night. Duncan’s talent is showcased in “Art’s Act” toward the end of Act 1 in which he sings several songs plus tap dances at least three numbers.
The next generation of Welk performers in their country music-themed numbers. Photo by Ken Jacques He also joins the company toward the end of the show and is scheduled to perform throughout the production’s entire run. He received a welldeser ved standing ovation from the audience on Nov. 29 after his solo performance. Through Dec. 8, Mary Lou Metzger per formed many solo numbers in both acts, primarily singing but she also showed the audience she is still a dancer, too. Metzger, a joy to watch on stage — especially in the “I Wanna Be a Rockette” number — joined
the television show in 1970 and has remained involved with its PBS airings over the decades. Starting this week and continuing through the show’s final per formance on Dec. 29, Welk veteran Ava Barber takes Metzger’s place among the cast. Barber was hired as a country singer on the “Lawrence Welk Show” in 1974 and remained through 1982. The stage show pays homage to its inspirational leader, the late Lawrence Welk, when Metzger and Barber sing
“May You Always,” a song associated with the television show as some of its clips are projected on screens. As for the eight company members, they are well on their way to successful careers. They sang, danced and acted out a variety of numbers, several in Act 1 had a country flare while those in Act 2 were based in a ‘50s diner setting. Among standout per formances were Lucas Coleman and Nicole Renee Chapman’s rendition of “Little Red Hat,” See WELK, Page A22
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ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR MUSIC The RB Chorale presents “Holly Jolly Celebration,” 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 and 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road. Tickets are $20 adults, $18 students and seniors, $5 children 12 and under. Proceeds go to the Chorale Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 858-485-7664 or email www.rbchorale.org. The Shakedown Daddies are performing a concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 O’Harley’s, 12165 Alta Carmel Court, Rancho Bernardo. High-energy, original music mixed with a unique spin on your favorite covers. For information visit www.TheShakedownDaddies.com.
The Poway Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is holding a Christmas concert, “O Come Let Us Adore Him,” 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, LDS Poway Stake Center, 15750 Bernardo Hts. Pkwy. Prelude Music begins at 6:30 p.m. with a community flute choir and the concert begins at 7 p.m., featuring the RBHS Madrigals, an adult choir, and youth choir singing Christmas music. For information, contact Joanne Stohs at email@example.com. Concert is free.
The Old Globe presents “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” running now through Saturday, Dec. 28 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way. Ticket prices start at $37 for adults and $24 for children 17 and under. The 10:30 a.m. showing on Saturday, Dec. 14 is an autism-friendly performance. For tickets and showtimes, call the box office at 619-234-5623.
The Southern California Ballet presents “The Nutcracker,” 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 and 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road. Tickets range from $18 - $35. A complimentary tickets for children 2 and under can be obtained with purchase of adult ticket. For tickets, call the box office at 858-748-0505 or visit www.powaycenter.com.
PowPAC, Poway’s Community Theater, presents the hilarious whodunnit “The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays,” running through Sunday, Dec. 15 at 13250 Poway Road. Show times are San Rafael Parish presents “Gaud- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. ete Sunday,” an Advent and Christ- Sundays. Tickets are $18 general admas concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 at mission and $15 for students, seniors 17252 Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho and active duty military. For tickets ART Bernardo. This concert is free. For and information, call 858-679-8085, information, call 858-487-4314 ext. email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Studio Arts Quilt Associates preswww.powpac.org. 1225 ents “Fiber Reactions,” an exhibit of art work from several southern California textile artists, on display now through Thursday, Dec. 26 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, CONTINUED FROM PAGE A21 15498 Espola Road. A reception is a high-energy, animated number. Joseph Almohaya’s perfor- being held 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. The gallery is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. mance of “White Christmas” was also noteworthy. “A Welk Family Christmas” can be seen at 1 p.m. on Sundays, Tuesday - Friday, and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursdays Saturday.
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The North County Society of Fine Arts is a local nonprofit group devoted to bringing the visual arts to public attention and fostering art education. For further information, visit www. ncsfa.org for news about meetings, display opportunities, exhibit at Poway Center for the Performing Arts, paint-outs and trips. NCSFA’s Open Juried Art Show at the Poway Center for Performing Arts will take place in February. The deadline for digital entries is Jan 3. To submit your entry, go to www. onlinejuriedshows.com. There will be
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first time. “Last time, Billy Ray Cyrus brought the house down,” said Vaus. “He was really funny.” Also performing at the concerts both nights will be Oscar- and Grammy-winner Stephen Bishop, Mary James, Eve Selis and Vaus and his daughter, Poway High senior Anna Vaus. The artists will be performing a mix of their hit songs, as well as Christmas favorites. “[The show] is always such a warm, fuzzy family Christmas experience,” said Vaus. “It’s a fun thing,” said Bishop, who has performed at “Carols by Candlelight” several
times. “It’s just a lot of fun, and I love Christmas songs. I do them quite well, if I do say so myself.” Following each concert, the audience will be invited out to the courtyard where, while holding lit candles, they will sing “Silent Night.” In addition to the music, “Carols by Candlelight” also includes a live and silent auction, as well as raffle prizes, all with the goal of raising funds for Rady Children’s Hospital. This year’s special live auction items are a day with the Escondido Police Department
SWAT team, and an original custom song — for your loved one, special occasion or business — written by Vaus. The song will include a guitar/vocal recording on CD. These items will be available for bidding on both nights. Raffle prizes vary by night, but include an autographed Taylor guitar, an iPad Air, digital picture frames and miscellaneous CDs. The silent auction, which will also be held both nights, features a wide variety of items up for bidding, including San Diego Zoo and San Diego Safari Park passes, a private concert by Vaus at a gala of your choice, jewelry,
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YOUR GUIDE TO HOLIDAY EVENTS IN THE REGION Rancho Bernardo High School’s winter dance concert will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 and Friday, Dec. 13 in the RB High Performing Arts Center, 13010 Paseo Lucido. Performers will include the Tour De Force, junior varsity, intermediate, B-boy, hip-hop and MTDF dancers. Tickets are $10 at the door. *****
Bernardo Winery will hold its annual Holiday Nights at the Winery from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 through Sunday, Dec. 15. The admission-free event will include carolers, Santa Claus, carriage rides and shopping opportunities. The Rancho Bernardo Historical Society Museum will also be open. The winery is at 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte, Rancho Bernardo. Call 858-487-1866. ***** “Come to Bethlehem, the Story of Those Who Gathered at the Manger” is this year’s holiday presentation by the Mu-
sic Ministry of Hope United Methodist Church. The three performances, under the direction of Wendy Kallen, will be presented 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13; 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Performances take place at the church, 16550 Bernardo Heights Parkway, Rancho Bernardo. Admission is free, but seating is limited. For tickets, call the church office at 858485-5840. A free-will offering will be taken during each performance. Call the church office to arrange for childcare. ***** The RB Chorale’s annual holiday show “Holly Jolly Celebration” can be seen at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14 plus 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 in the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road. The Sunday matinee is sold out. Tickets to the remaining shows are $30 for preferred seating; $20 for adults; $18 for seniors, active duty military and students; and $5 for children 12 and younger. Purchase at www.rbchorale.org or 858-4857664. ***** Music of the Christmas season, “Lesson & Carols 2013,” will be presented by the adult choirs of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. The concert will feature seasonal music,
both traditional and new carols with an international flavor. The music is set around scripture readings of the season. The choirs, under the direction of Gene Regard, will be accompanied by organists Kathleen Mawanay and Howard McCullough. A free-will offering will be accepted. St. Michael’s is at 15546 Pomerado Road, Poway. Call 858-487-4755 for more information. *****
The City of Poway’s “Christmas in the Park” returns this year for more free holiday fun and cheer 3:30 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 in Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road. The community Christmas tree will be lit at 5:15 p.m., and just after, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by train at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride between 4:30 - 8:30 p.m., get a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus, visit the petting zoo, make an ornament and much more. Free shuttles to and from the event will be available from two different locations. Locations include the Park and Ride lot located at Community and Twin Peaks roads and the Poway Adult School parking lot located at 13626 Twin Peaks Road. Shuttles will run throughout the event, beginning at 3 p.m. and leaving Old Poway Park for the last trip at 9 p.m. For information, call 858668-4576. ***** The annual Holiday Extravaganza at Rancho Bernardo-Glassman Recreation Center will be 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 14 in the center’s gymnasium, 18448 W. Bernardo Drive in Rancho Bernardo Community Park. Admission is free. There will be holiday dancers, karate demonstrations, children’s activities and opportunity to visit with Santa. The optional pancake breakfast starts at 9 a.m. It is $3 per person. For questions, call 858-538-8129. ***** Bernardo Winery will hold its annual Breakfast with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Dec. 15. It will include children’s holiday entertainment, a visit with Santa, breakfast, animal visit from Wild Wonders and a children’s magic show. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 4 to 9 and free to those under 4 years. Buy in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com. No tickets will be sold at the event. The winery is at 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte, Rancho Bernardo. Call 858-487-1866. ***** Celebrate the joy of Gaudete Sunday with the combined traditional, contemporary and handbell choirs of San Rafael Parish 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 The blessed seasons of Advent and
Christmas will be highlighted through their musical offerings which will include beloved hymns, songs and carols of the season, as well as a carol sing-a-long throughout. The concert is free. San Rafael is at 17252 Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo. For details, call 858-487-4314 ext. 1225. ***** PowPAC, Poway’s Community Theater, presents the hilarious holiday whodunnit “The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays,” running through Sunday, Dec. 15 at 13250 Poway Road. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18 general admission and $15 for students, seniors and active duty military. For tickets and information, call 858-679-8085, email boxoffice@ powpac.org, or visit www.powpac.org. ***** The Poway Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is holding a Christmas concert, “O Come Let Us Adore Him,” 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 at 15750 Bernardo Heights Parkway, Rancho Bernardo. Prelude music begins at 6:30 p.m. with a community flute choir and the concert begins at 7 p.m., featuring the Rancho Bernardo High School Madrigals, an adult choir and youth choir singing Christmas music. For information, contact Joanne Stohs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Concert is free. ***** The Poway Library is holding a Winter Reading Event: Stories With Santa for young children 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 13137 Poway Road. Visit the library for stories, a craft, and a visit from Santa. Parents, bring your cameras for this photo opportunity. For information, contact the library at 858-513-2900. ***** The annual Lunch with Santa at the Carmel Mountain Ranch/Sabre Springs Recreation Center will be 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at the center, 10152 Rancho Carmel Drive. In addition to lunch, there will be arts and crafts and an opportunity for children to visit with Santa. Parents are advised to bring their cameras. Tickets are $8. Buying in advance at the center is advised since a limited number of tickets will be available at the event. Call 858-538-8100. *****
The Southern California Ballet presents “The Nutcracker,” 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 and 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road. Tickets range from $18 - $35. Complimentary tickets for children 2 and under can be obtained with purchase of adult ticket. For tickets, call the box office at 858748-0505 or visit www.powaycenter.com.
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which is poured onto sheet pans and baked at 345 degrees. The house was assembled within four days last week, with all gingerbread and other decorations applied by hand in view of RB Inn visitors. Carvallo said one of her favorite aspects is interacting with those of all ages, including families who come back each year to see the work in progress. Their feedback has influenced her design efforts, she said. “Kids told me they wanted more lollipops and color ... they want it brighter and bigger every year,” Carvallo said. She said youngsters are also the staunchest believers, while adults often need to be convinced that what they are seeing is a gingerbread house. “Adults never think it’s real,” she said. “Adults want to touch it.” Adults are most often the ones who cannot resist sampling the house’s candy adornments, she said, so Carvallo has to make daily fixes, replacing gumdrops and other sweets taken as samples. To discourage the practice, the inn has free candy canes on a nearby table and sign requesting no sampling from the house, but that has not deterred everyone. Carvallo said the team never witnesses the demolition in January. The engineers scrape off all the gingerbread and throw everything away. Even the frame cannot be saved since the frosting is too stuck on the wood.
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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego County Board of Supervisors recently approved a coupling of the region’s emergency response system with a smartphone app that would notify people with CPR training when someone in their immediate vicinity is suffering sudden cardiac arrest. County officials said sudden cardiac arrest can occur in outwardly healthy people, and it claims nearly 1,000 lives daily throughout the country. It can be treated with early CPR, defibrillation, advanced cardiac life support and mild therapeutic hypothermia, which is most effective when started in three to five minutes, officials said. However, emergency response times can often be six minutes or longer, Supervisor Ron Roberts said. “Clearly the faster first responders can get to the victim, the greater the opportunity for saving lives,” Roberts said. Roberts said the PulsePoint smartphone app would use information from the county’s existing 911 system to notify nearby CPR-trained bystanders, such as off-duty firefighters, police officers, nurses and lifeguards, and can direct them to the nearest automated external defibrillator. The app will use location-based services built into phones to send a map of the victim’s location to a CPR provider in seconds, according to Roberts and Supervisor Bill Horn. “Where there’s a will — or app — there’s a way,” Roberts said. The data could also help identify areas that lack defibrillator access, Roberts said. Roberts and Horn said adopting the PulsePoint system and encouraging more San Diego County residents to learn CPR would lead to a healthier and better-trained community. By incorporating PulsePoint into the emergency call system, a new group of citizen first responders could improve public safety and save lives, they said. “If you recognize a problem, don’t be afraid to respond. It could be a matter of life and death,” Horn said.
combined have exceeded $1 million. Recipients have included endeavors that focus on senior services, youth activities, recreation, the arts, educational enhancement, civic enhancement and community protection. In the coming year, Rancho Bernardo will also be able to raise more money since half of every membership — at least $250 if $500 is donated — will be matched through a gift by the late Matt McLaughlin who lived in Rancho Bernardo. A few years ago he left a $10 million legacy fund to The San Diego Foundation to support North County needs along with other gifts, including $500,000 to the RB group. Since its start in 1988, the foundation has raised money for its annual grants that benefit Rancho Bernardans of all ages. It started with the Pathway of Pride, dubbed the endowment fund’s “signature fundraiser,” where for a donation — currently $1,000 — individuals, organizations and businesses can purchase a plaque to be installed along the sidewalk in Webb Park. As of this summer, the path has 270 plaques. For more than two decades, the RB Thanksgiving Luncheon has also served as a fundraiser. Now in its 24th year, the event has raised more than $100,000 over the years. Maureen Rouleau from ProTravel International has also been donating a portion of proceeds from an annual cruise that in the past 10 years has raised more than $80,000. Shea said this new model will expand the number of people directly involved with the foundation. Rather than just a dozen or so board members, if the initial goal is reached there will be 200 foundation members. “We want to attract more people who give less money than (fewer) people with more money,” he said. While the foundation puts on the Thanksgiving luncheon and in recent years the Hats Off to Volunteers recognition event each April, Shea said it has never held
socials or an annual meeting. Those will now be among perks for the entire membership. “We’re really excited,” Shea said, adding this is a way for residents to give back in a non-time consuming manner. He said all the other fundraising options — the plaques, luncheon and cruise — will continue and in 2015 the group will likely add a membership option for local businesses. In the meantime, businesses will still be asked to support the foundation as event sponsors by giving monetary and in-kind donations. For more information, contact Trudy Armstrong at email@example.com or call 619-764-8602.
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munities, applicants must also show how the endeavor will measurably enhance civic engagement or significantly build and measure increased leadership capacity, according to grant guidelines. The grants must be administered by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In its first six years of presenting grants, the foundation has awarded a combined $94,000 to 23 recipients. Previous focuses have included youth education, youth services, safety and technology. It is an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, which manages the funds and endowments of several community foundations. “This year we’re teaming up with eight of the other affiliate foundations to focus our grant-making efforts on civic engagement and community involvement,” said Tanny Joyce, 4S Ranch-Del Sur Foundation chairwoman. “It is a great opportunity to have a countywide impact while continuing to support the unique needs of the 4S Ranch and Del Sur communities.” For grant application or foundation details, go to www.4SRanchCommunityFoundation.org.
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Home sales slowing, but ahead of last year SAN DIEGO (CNS) — Signs that San Diego’s residential real estate market is slowing showed up in a report released Monday by the San Diego Association of Realtors, though housing prices remain well above what they were last year. A total of 1,609 single-family homes were sold last month, down 15.6 percent from November 2012, and 11.3 percent below October of this year. The number of homes sold in the Rancho Bernardo/4S Ranch ZIP code 92127 ranked among the highest. The number of attached homes that changed hands in November totaled 761, down 19.4 percent from the same month last year, and 9.6 percent below this past October. The median cost of a single-family house in the region in November was $469,000, down 1.3 percent from October. However, the price
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he Bench has been around high school sports long enough to know the best way to build camaraderie is by packing up those bags and getting out of town for a few days. Athletes are forced to spend every second with their teammates: riding buses, team dinners, touring a new city, sharing hotel rooms and of course competing in some sort of tournament. It’s an experience high school basketball teams in San Diego often pass up because there are several great tournaments right here that require little or no travel funds at all. But the Del Norte boys basketball team made it a point this year to escape beautiful San Diego and it managed to find a place even nicer this time of year: Hawaii. The Nighthawks worked hard this past summer to raise enough money to travel to Maui to play in the eight-team Maui Winter Classic, which begins Wednesday and concludes Dec. 23. Del Norte will fly out Tuesday and will be staySee BENCH, Page B4
Last season was not exactly a stellar one for the local area when it came to boys basketball. Poway High, Del Norte and Rancho Bernardo went a combined 32-54 and all three were bounced in the opening round of the playoffs. But this year things are looking up. The Titans return their top three scorers, which should help make firstyear coach Scott Fisher’s life a little easier. The Broncos return a strong group of veterans and have a few newcomers that should make an immediate impact.
Titans’ senior point guard Tom Erb.
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The Nighthawks return just about everyone, including Valley League Player of the Year Austin Clyde, and should for a Valley League crown.
The new playoff divisions based on competitiveness gives each of the local squads a real shot at making some noise come playoff time.
ԎԎ Coach: Scott Fisher, 1st year ԎԎ Last season: 9-20, lost in first round of Division I playoffs. ԎԎ Division: I ԎԎ Next game: Today (Thursday) vs. Vista at Poway, 7 p.m. ԎԎ Key players: PG, Tom Erb, Sr.; F, Dalton Soffer, Jr.; G, Tyler Green, Sr.; G, Matt Robinson, Sr.; F, Zach Salafia, Sr.; F, Matt Beeler, Jr. ԎԎ Outlook: There is new excitement surrounding the Titans under first-year coach Scott Fisher, especially after Poway knocked off two top-10 ranked opponents in Foothills Christian and El Camino in the opening week. Fisher has inherited a handful of talented players, led by Erb, Soffer and Green. The trio accounted for the majority of the Titans’ points last year, and are expected to do the same this season. “They combined to average about See BOYS, Page B3
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Dixon helps Broncos start fast BY MICHAEL BOWER When the CIF San Diego Section created new playoff divisions based on strength of teams rather than enrollment this year, programs were anxious to see where they stacked up. Some were thrilled with their placement — which is done using a mathematical formula that uses data from the past five years and takes state rankings, playoff appearances and opponents’ record into consideration — while others were left humbled and motivated. Players on the Rancho Bernardo High boys soccer team were in the latter group. “We got put in Division II and we realized people think Rancho Bernardo died off,” senior forward Eric Dixon said. “We know we have had a rough past two years and that is why we are there, but we want to prove people wrong and that we belong higher.”
The Broncos, which have won only 10 games combined the past two seasons, are well on their way to showing they can hang with the eight programs in the Open Division and the 16 in Division I. The 5-foot, 10-inch Dixon is a huge reason for that. The speedy forward with a knack for finding the back of the net, delivered three goals in two games last week. He scored the Broncos’ lone goal in a 1-0 win over defending Division II champion La Costa Canyon, now in the Open Division. Dixon followed that with a two-goal performance in a 4-2 victory over Grossmont, which is in Division II this year. For his efforts, Dixon is the Rancho Arbolitos Swim and Tennis Club Athlete of the Week. “After the past two seasons, it is great to come out and get two wins right off the bat,” said Dixon, who is committed to College of Holy Cross in Mas-
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STAYING COMPETITIVE Poway High, Del Norte strong again; Rancho Bernardo quietly getting back on track battle them.” Poway figures to fall right behind Mt. Carmel and Torrey Pines in the Palomar League. The Titans have the tough task of playing in the Open Division with powerhouse La Jolla Country Day, Bishops, La Costa Canyon, Mater Dei Catholic, Mt. Miguel, Serra and Horizon come playoff time. “When we made the decision way back (to stay in the Open Division), my feeling was we did not want to back down the first year and we wanted to be as competitive as we can,” Truesdale said. “My feeling is if we can stay healthy and get all the parts back, it would be good for this group of girls to experience (the Open Division) at least that first year.”
BY MICHAEL BOWER Girls basketball has always excelled in the winter and this year should be no different. Poway returns only one starter, but has a promising group of young talent. Rancho Bernardo appears to have taken a leap forward, after finishing 6-20 a season ago. Del Norte should challenge for another Valley League crown, despite losing its top two scorers to graduation. Here is a closer look at the local teams:
ԎԎ Coach: Jay Trousdale, 27th year ԎԎ Last season: 22-8, lost in semifinals of Division I playoffs ԎԎ Division: Open ԎԎ Next game: Today (Thursday) at Scripps Ranch, 7 p.m. ԎԎ Key players: G, Sierra Claudio, Jr.; G, Daryn Ikeda, Soph.; G/F, Maria Pieroni, So.; G/F, Hanna Archer, Sr.; F, Erin Brunansky, Fr.; G/F, Brooke Hulett, Sr.; G/F, Rylee Thompson, Jr.; G/F, Whitney Wetzel, Jr. ԎԎ Outlook: The Titans return only one starter and hope to develop their inexperienced players quickly. Sophomore Pieroni, a strong shooter, will be one of Poway’s leading scorers along with the lone returner Hulett, who is expected to return
Del Norte will look for Kayla Evans, shooting in left photo, to score more this season. Poway’s Sierra Claudio, on the left in the right photo, will start at point guard this year. Photos by Beverley Brooks from an injury soon. The Titans turn to Claudio to replace last year’s point guard Mandy Castro, who graduated.
“I love how Sierra plays because she is one of the toughest kids on our team,” Trousdale said. “She is feisty and she doesn’t care if she is going against a girl 6-feet tall, she is going to
ԎԎ Coach: Kai Harris, 3rd year ԎԎ Last season: 6-20, missed playoffs ԎԎ Division: III ԎԎ Next game: Friday vs. Crawford at Rancho Bernardo, 5:30 p.m. ԎԎ Key players: G, Kathy Rudkin, Sr.; F, Cassy Cunningham, Sr.; F, Haley Alexander, Sr. ԎԎ Outlook: After winning only a combined eight games and missing the playoffs the past two seasons, the Broncos look to be back in competiSee GIRLS, Page B4
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45 points a game last year,” Fisher said. “All three of them, and really all of the guys, have improved in many ways during the offseason.” Poway can fill the hoop from the perimeter with the best of them. Erb, who takes pride in being a traditional, pass-first point guard, is accurate from beyond the arc and is one of the top floor leaders in the section Soffer, a 6-foot-4 for ward, averaged just under 18 points per game last year. Green and Salafia along with Beeler are three more reliable options for Erb to distribute the ball to with confidence. The big obstacle for the Titans will be trying to overcome their lack of height. “We are small and we will have to outwork other teams,” Fisher said. “We will have to play harder in order to be competitive because we are small.” So far that has not been a problem, as Poway looks like legitimate contender for the Division I crown. ****
� Coach: Jim Choe, 6th year � Last season: 7-21, lost in first round of Division II playoffs. � Division: II � Next game: Today (Thursday) at Montgomery, 7:30 p.m. � Key players: F, Dillon Wirkus, Sr.; F, Michael Searson, Sr.; G, Devin Goodloe, Jr.; G, Beni Mokili, So.; G, JJ Overton, Fr. � Outlook: The Broncos struggled last year, but return a strong group of veterans and bring in a nice crop of newcomers. Rancho Bernardo looks to have plenty of threats inside and outside with returners Wirkus, Goodloe and Searson leading the way. Wirkus is an athletic wingman with a nice jumper and is always a threat to get to the rim. Goodloe is accurate from behind the 3-point line and athletic enough to score in the paint. The 6-foot-4 Searson, who played quar terback on the football team, should help create plenty of second-chance scoring opportunities on the boards. The Broncos’ lone win in league last year came against Poway. Rancho Bernardo figures to be much more competitive this year. “If we can have all 15 players sacrifice personal success for team success, then we will have a chance to win a lot of games this year,” Choe said.
Del Norte High senior Austin Clyde was the Valley League Player of the Year last season. File photo “This is a great group of guys and I’ve been looking forward to this season for the last nine months.” ****
� Coach: Bob Spahn, 5th year � Last season: 16-13, lost in first round of Division III playoffs. � Division: III � Next game: Tuesday in Maui Winter Classic in Hawaii. � Key players: G, Andy Stone, Sr.; C, Alex Bulkin, Sr.; F, Austin Clyde, Sr.; G, Kyle Sit, Sr.; G, Nick Pamintuan, Sr.; F, Braden Burke, Sr. � Outlook: The Nighthawks believe this is their year to shine with nine seniors on the roster, including Valley League Player of the Year, Clyde. Del Norte should challenge for the Valley League crown
and be able to make some noise in the Division III playoffs. “I am always excited about ever y year, but I think this year we have as good of a chance as we ever have had to win league,” Spahn said. “I also think we have a really good chance to be competitive
in the Division III playoffs.” Five of the nine seniors have significant experience at the varsity level. The 6-foot-3 Clyde is expected to lead the way offensively once again. Stone and Pamintuan can fill it up from the perimeter and 6-7 center Bulkin should get plenty of solid looks this year. Bulkin was primarily a defensive threat in the past, but Spahn is hoping the Nighthawks can run more offense through the four-year varsity player this season. “We kind of changed our offense a little this year to where Alex can get more touches down low,” he said. “We have always had the ball go through Austin, and this year we are hoping it can go through Alex a little more.” Defending Valley League champion Valley Center and Oceanside figure to be the top threats at keeping the Nighthawks from celebrating their first league title. ****
� Coach: Brooks Barnhard, 3rd year � Last season: 12-14, lost in quarterfinals of Division V � Division: IV � Next game: Today (Thursday) at Castle Park, 7 p.m. � Key players: G, Chance Lamont, Sr.; G, Metro Hen-
ning, Jr.; F, Corey Adkins, Jr.; F, Casey Moore, Jr.; C, John Bothe, Soph. � Outlook: The Eagles return three starters, but did lose all of their height to graduation. The tallest guy listed on the Maranatha roster is 6-3 (Lamont and Moore), which Barnhard said is being generous. “Our style has changed a little in the fact that we rely on perimeter play now and we don’t throw the ball inside too much,” Barnhard said. “But our bigs are doing fine. We just go more inside to outside
now.” Lamont, who already has had a 46-point game, is expected to be the leading scorer on most nights. “Chance is the guy we rely on,” Barnhard said. “He will have to get us at least 18 points and he has done a good job of taking charge in that area.” Henning and Moore will also contribute as returners. Henning is a strong ball handler and defensive player. The Eagles are expected to finish in the top half of the Pacific League. Calvin Christian is the favorite.
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sachusetts, a NCAA Division I program. “It is definitely a confidence booster, especially since La Costa Canyon won CIF last year.” Dixon scored on a header against the Mavericks with about 24 minutes left in the game. His second goal against Grossmont broke a 2-2 tie. He scored it off a great feed from Evan Roehrig. “We are looking for Eric to be our target player up top and lead our team in points,” Rancho Bernardo coach Kurt Trecker said. “He is a force and the defense has to account for him and I don’t think they will be able to do that with just one player.” Dixon, who moved to the area from Colorado
before his sophomore year, plays club for the San Diego Football Academy. He is naturally left-footed, but has developed a potent right foot strike. “He is a strong and fast kid,” Trecker said, “and now it doesn’t matter which way he goes. He can turn either way and shoot the ball; and he has a cannon of a shot.” Dixon is hoping he can cap his senior season with a title. He thinks the Broncos have what it takes to make a run at the Division II crown. “I think we have a really good chance of winning it,” he said. “We just have to keep on doing what we have been doing and hopefully nobody gets injured and we produce results.”
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ing in beach-front condos, where coach Bob Spahn says the team will enjoy several barbecues under the sun. Spahn is also planning to take the team to a luau, on a hike, on a few educational trips and maybe even to do some snorkeling. “If we were going to go, we wanted to make sure we did it right,” Spahn said. “There are only three families going with us so it is mainly just going to be the coaches and the players. Not only are we getting to play in a good tournament, but we are also getting to experience team-building opportunities.” Spahn says he has set aside
a few hours each day to work on strengthening the bond of the team. It might be a leadership class or it could be exploring the island. “We are going to be forced to be with each other 24 hours a day,” Spahn said. “We felt it was important that, if we are going to do this, to do it together and stay together; because we feel team building is such an important part of our success.” The Bench loves the requirement Spahn made of his players. He demanded that in order to go you had to have at least a 2.50 GPA. His team responded by earning a com-
bined 3.74 GPA and 12 of the 13 players on the roster had at least a 3.00. Turns out a trip to Maui is pretty motivating. The Nighthawks raised over $30,000 by running youth camps and selling pledge bracelets. The pledge bracelets were a huge hit. People who bought the bracelet had to sign a contract, pledging not to ever text and drive. “We started that at the beginning of this school year and have been selling them like crazy,” Spahn said. “They are in our school colors and are really nice bracelets..” A trip well earned. Enjoy it for The Bench.
tive form with a trio of returning star seniors and a handful of talented freshmen. “The expectation and what we have been working on the last two years is teaching the girls how to compete,” Harris said. “We are trying to bring in a whole new brand of competition and competitive spirit that RB has not seen in a while. We are looking to kind of restore that this year.” Rudkin, Cunningham and Alexander are the three captains leading a roster nearly half full of freshmen. The Broncos will lean on Rudkin and Cunningham for most of the scoring, but sharing the ball is a strong attribute of both players. Freshman guard Aly Murray is expected to contribute right away, as are many of the other freshmen on the roster. “Aly can do a little of ever ything,” Harris said. “She has played point guard for the majority of her life, but I kind of noticed her to be more productive as the two guard and sometimes as the swingman. She can hit the mid-range shot, the long-range and she is good at finishing in paint. The sky is really the limit for her.” The Broncos won just two games in Palomar League play last season, but should be
much more competitive this year. After a few down years, the program looks to be on the rise. “I think time will tell, but I think we have the tools and a nice collection of talent, commitment and work ethic with this group of girls,” Harris said. “We are making a move in the right direction and I think we have the necessary tools to be competitive in league.” ****
� Coach: Jake McNeely, 5th year � Last season: 17-12, lost in quarterfinals of Division III playoffs � Division: III � Next game: Today (Thursday) vs. Westview at Del Norte, 7 p.m. � Key players: F, Caitlin Cole, Sr.; G, Kayla Evans, Jr.; F, Natalie Davies, Sr.; G, Malachi Green, Jr. � Outlook: The defending Valley League champion Nighthawks have the size, experience and talent to challenge for another league title and the Division III section crown come playoff time. Del Norte returns only two starters and losing top scor-
ers Lexi Reddick and Kaitlin Manuel to graduation will be a tough void to fill, but with Cole, Evans, Green and transfer Davies in the lineup the Nighthawks should have little trouble filling the hoop. Cole, a 6-foot-1 Columbiabound volleyball player and San Diego Section triple jump champion, along with 6-foot Davies gives Del Norte plenty of size in the post, which means a lot of second-chance opportunities and easy baskets against smaller squads. Evans is the floor leader. She can do a little bit of everything, but her smarts is what coach McNeely treasures the most. “She can probably play any position outside of center,” McNeely said. “The thing I like most about her is she takes great care of the ball and makes great decisions. She is also like a coach out there on the floor. She can keep everyone organized. She is a real key for us.” The Nighthawks will likely battle it out with Ramona for the top spot in the Valley League. The Bulldogs return three starters. “On paper, Ramona has the inside track to the title,” McNeely said. “But I think we will give them a run.”
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LEGALS CONTINTUED of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to establish a contractor’s office with outdoor storage. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force thirty (30) days after its adoption. Published in the Poway News Chieftain on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Order No. 13-121. P3836 CITY OF POWAY NOTICE AND PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE NO. 757 SUMMARY which was introduced at the regular City Council meeting of December 3, 2013. This Ordinance is scheduled for adoption at the Regular City Council Meeting of January 7, 2014. Full text is available in the City Clerk’s Office, 13325 Civic Center Drive, Poway, California. (858) 668-4530. ORDINANCE NO. 757 entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF POWAY, CALIFORNIA, REPEALING CHAPTER 15.05 OF THE POWAY MUNICIPAL CODE AND ADOPTING A NEW CHAPTER 15.05 REGARDING THE POWAY WILDLAND-URBAN INTERFACE CODE, WHICH ADOPTS BY REFERENCE THE INTERNATIONAL WILDLAND-URBAN INTERFACE CODE, 2012 EDITION, WITH CERTAIN AMENDMENTS, ADDITIONS, AND DELETIONS.” This proposed Ordinance will enable the Safety and Development Services Departments to codify those practices and processes that will provide for improved citizen and firefighter safety, ignition resistant design, and construction designed to provide for long-term mitigation of the risks of wildfire for homes located within the wildland urban interface (WUI) areas of the City of Poway. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force thirty (30) days after its adoption. Published in the Poway News Chieftain on Thursday, December 12, & 19 2013. Order No. 13-120. P3835 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-033989 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Rancho Bernardo b. Fred Astaire Dance Studio Located at: 16769 Bernardo Center Drive, Ste. 26, San Diego, CA, 92128, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was 10/11/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Callahan Studio, Inc., 16769 Bernardo Center Drive, Ste. 26, San Diego, CA 92128, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/06/2013. Kimberly Callahan, Vice President. RB858. Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 2014. CITY OF POWAY NOTICE AND PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE NO. 756 SUMMARY which was introduced at the regular City Council meeting of December 3, 2013. This Ordinance is scheduled for adoption at the Regular City Council Meeting of January 7, 2014. Full text is available in the City Clerk’s Office, 13325 Civic Center Drive, Poway, California. (858) 668-4530. ORDINANCE NO. 756 entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF POWAY, CALIFORNIA, REPEALING CHAPTER 15.24 OF THE POWAY MUNICIPAL CODE AND ADOPTING A NEW CHAPTER 15.24 REGARDING THE POWAY FIRE CODE, WHICH ADOPTS BY REFERENCE THE 2013 CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE AND THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE WITH CERTAIN AMENDMENTS, ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS.” This proposed Ordinance contains minor language clarifications, updates the PMC to more accurately reflect the City’s current practice in Fire Code application. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force thirty (30) days
after its adoption. Published in the Poway News Chieftain on Thursday, December 12, & 19, 2013. Order No. 13-119. P3834 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-033876 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Luna Grill b. Luna Grill Fresh Mediterranean Located at: 9255 Towne Centre Dr., Ste. 950, San Diego, CA, 92121, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 9255 Towne Centre Dr., Ste. 950, San Diego, CA 92121. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business was 02/01/2010. This business is hereby registered by the following: Premier Food Concepts, LLC, 9255 Towne Centre Dr., Ste. 950, San Diego, CA 92121, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/05/2013. David Schroeder, CFO. P3832. Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-033862 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. SD Hana Tour b. SD HanaTour Located at: 7655 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA, 92111, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 12750 Brookside Ln., #315, San Diego, CA 92131. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 10/01/2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: Seung S. Cha, 12750 Brookside Lane, San Diego, CA 92131. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/05/2013. Seung S. Cha. P3833. Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-033350 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. AdGazelle b. SmileysWeLove c. Popajar Located at: 12902 Dorathea Terrace, Poway, CA, 92064, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was 10/30/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Popajar Inc., 12902 Dorathea Terrace, Poway, CA 92064, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/02/2013. Jari Niskala, VicePresident. P3831. Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-033207 Fictitious Business Name(s): DP & Associates Located at: 12625 Sora Way, San Diego, CA, 92129, San Diego County. Mailing Address: same as above. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 08/15/2008. This business is hereby registered by the following: Dinesh K. Patel, 12625 Sora Way, San Diego, CA 92129. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/27/2013. Dinesh K. Patel, Principal. P3830. Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 2014. NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Poway will hold a Public Hearing to consider the following item: Adoption of Ordinance Amending Poway Municipal Code, Chapter 15.05 Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Code. DATE OF MEETING: January 7, 2014 TIME OF MEETING: 7:00 p.m. LOCATION OF MEETING: City Council Chambers 13325 Civic Center Drive
POMERADO NEWSPAPER GROUP Poway, CA 92064 PROJECT NAME: Adoption of Ordinance Amending Poway Municipal Code, Chapter 15.05 Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Code STAFF PLANNER: Mark A. Sanchez, Director of Safety Services PHONE NUMBER: (858) 668-4461 ANY INTERESTED PERSON may review the staff report and the plans for this project and obtain additional information at the City of Poway, City Hall, 13325 Civic Center Drive, Poway, California. If you wish to express concerns in favor or against the above, you may appear in person at the above described meeting or submit your concerns in writing to the City Clerk, City of Poway. If you challenge the matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. If you have special needs requiring assistance at the meeting, please call the City Clerk’s Office at (858) 668-4530 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting so that accommodations can be arranged. Published in the Poway News Chieftain on Thursday, December 12 & 19, 2013. Order No. 13-118. P3829 NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Poway will hold a Public Hearing to consider the following item: Adoption of Ordinance Amending Poway Municipal Code, Chapter 15.24 Fire Code. DATE OF MEETING: January 7, 2014 TIME OF MEETING: 7:00 p.m. LOCATION OF MEETING: City Council Chambers 13325 Civic Center Drive Poway, CA 92064 PROJECT NAME: Adoption of Ordinance Amending Poway Municipal Code, Chapter 15.24 Fire Code STAFF PLANNER: Mark A. Sanchez, Director of Safety Services PHONE NUMBER: (858) 668-4461 ANY INTERESTED PERSON may review the staff report and the plans for this project and obtain additional information at the City of Poway, City Hall, 13325 Civic Center Drive, Poway, California. If you wish to express concerns in favor or against the above, you may appear in person at the above described meeting or submit your concerns in writing to the City Clerk, City of Poway. If you challenge the matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. If you have special needs requiring assistance at the meeting, please call the City Clerk’s Office at (858) 668-4530 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting so that accommodations can be arranged. Published in the Poway News Chieftain on Thursday, December 12 & 19, 2013. Order No. 13-117. P3828 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 West Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 San Diego PETITION OF: CYNTHIA CORTEL CENTENO LEE for change of name. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2013-00076664-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: CYNTHIA CORTEL CENTENO LEE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows:
a. Present Name CYNTHIA CORTEL CENTENO LEE to Proposed Name CYNTHIA CENTENO LEE. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Jan 10, 2014 Time: 8:30 AM Dept C-52. The address of the court is 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Poway News Chieftain. Date: Nov. 21, 2013. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court P3827. Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-033177 Fictitious Business Name(s): Edgar Maintenance Gardener Located at: 4087 42 St., San Diego, CA, 92105, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 10/24/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Edgar Carreto, 4087 42 St., San Diego, CA, 92105. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/26/2013. Edgar Carreto. P3826. Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 2014. NOTICE INVITING BIDS CITY OF POWAY Sealed bids will be received at Poway City Hall, 13325 Civic Center Drive, Poway, California 92064, Customer Services Counter – 1st Floor, until 3:00 p.m. on December 30, 2013, at which time they will be publicly opened by a representative from the Administrative Services Department and read. They shall be submitted in sealed envelopes marked on the outside with the project title: FY 13/14 ADA BARRIER REMOVAL – OLD POWAY PARK: BID NO. 14008 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This project includes the upgrading of existing public facilities at Old Poway Park, located at 14134 Midland Road, to meet current ADA requirements. Construction includes installation of a new wood access ramp, replacement of three sets of wood stairs, replacement of two existing wood boardwalks, installation of a new accessible BBQ and picnic area, and new sign installations. Removal and replacement of concrete landings for the ramp and boardwalks is also included. No bid will be received unless it is made on a bid form which is included as part of the Special Provisions for the project. Each bid shall be accompanied by cash or a cashier’s check or a certified check, or a satisfactory bid bond issued by a California admitted surety insurer in the form as included in the bid documents, in any event in an amount not less than 10% of the total amount of the bid. Construction surveying and staking will be provided by the Contractor. The Contractor must obtain a Building Permit from the City, at no cost, before construction begins. This project is funded through the Federal Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), as administered by the County of San Diego. This is a Federally-funded, affirmative action program. Bidders shall comply with all applicable Federal requirements including Federal
Prevailing Wage Rate criteria. It shall be mandatory upon the Contractor to whom the Contract is awarded, and upon the subcontractor under him/ her, to pay not less than the specified rates to all workers employed by them in the execution of the Contract. The applicable wage decision will be the decision in effect as of 10 days prior to the bid opening date, provided that the contract is awarded within 90 days of the bid opening. Disabled Veterans Business Enterprises, and Minority/Women Business Enterprises Companies’ participation in the bidding process is encouraged for this Contract. Bidders are required to assure that every effort is made, to the greatest extent feasible, to provide Economic Opportunities for Low and Very Low Income Persons for Contracts over $100,000, and equal opportunity to every potential minority and woman business vendor or subcontractor for Contracts over $10,000. Failure to take such steps prior to bid opening shall cause the bid to be rejected as non-responsive. Plans, Specifications, and other Contract documents are available at the Development Services permit counter, located on the first floor of City Hall or on our website at www. poway.org. A non refundable fee of $25.00 is required for each set of Contract documents. PLEASE MAKE YOUR CHECK PAYABLE TO CITY OF POWAY AND SEND IT TO DEVELOPMENT SERVICES – 1ST FLOOR, CITY OF POWAY, P.O. BOX 789, POWAY, CA 92074. A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for December 23, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. in the Poway City Hall Main Conference Room 2060, 13325 Civic Center Drive, Poway, California. The meeting is to answer bidders’ questions on the construction project. Attendance at the pre-bid meeting is not mandatory. Please direct all questions during the bidding process to Melody Rocco, Senior Civil Engineer, at (858) 668-4622 or (858) 668-4668 or via email at mrocco@ poway.org. PRELIMINARY ENGINEER’S ESTIMATE: $115,000 CITY OF POWAY Advertised in the Poway News Chieftain on Thursday December 12 and December 19, 2013. Order No. 13-116. P3825. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-033103 Fictitious Business Name(s): Voltyge Located at: 11219 Paseo Montanoso #46, San Diego, CA, 92127, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Nathan Fort, 11219 Paseo Montanoso #46, San Diego, CA 92127 #2. Bejamin Peters, 10787 Pointed Oak Ln., San Diego, CA 92131 This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/26/2013. Nathan Fort. RB857. Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-033109 Fictitious Business Name(s): Green Visions Greetings Located at: 14104 Durhullen Drive, Poway, CA, 92064, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Victoria Mary Fach, 14104 Durhullen Drive, Poway, CA, 92064. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/26/2013. Victoria Mary Fach. P3824. Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-031468 Fictitious Business Name(s): The Campbell Group Located at: 16789 Bernardo Center Dr., San Diego, CA, 92128, San Diego County. Mailing Address: PO Box
9178, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Life Styles Services Rancho Bernardo Corp., 16236 San Dieguito Rd., #413, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/06/2013. James H. Browne, Vice President. RB856. Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013 APN: 314-311-01-00 TS No: CA01000066-13 TO No: 95303177 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED August 17, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM, At the entrance to the East County Regional Center by statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on August 26, 2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0735648 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California, executed by DANIEL L. ALEXANDER AND TRACEY P. ALEXANDER, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor(s), FIRST FRANKLIN, A DIVISION OF NAT. CITY BANK OF IN as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST AND ALL RELATED LOAN DOCUMENTS The property heretofore described is being sold lias is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 14126 TARZANA RD., POWAY, CA 92064 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $174,239.70 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if
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POMERADO NEWSPAPER GROUP applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder`s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Priority Posting and Publishing at 714-573-1965 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address on the previous page for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA0100006613. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: November 25, 2013 TRUSTEE CORPS as Duly Appointed Successor Trustee TS No. CA01000066-13 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949252-8300 Matthew Kelley, Trustee Officer SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting. com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Priority Posting and Publishing at 714-573-1965 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1072687 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/2013. P3823 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-032720 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Skys & Sons Enteprises, Inc. b. Got Mold? Located at: 1850 Guilder Glen, Escondido, CA, 92029, San Diego County. Mailing Address: same. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was 9/10/03. This business is hereby registered by the following: Skys & Sons Enterprises, Inc., 1850 Guilder Glen, Escondido, CA 92029, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/20/2013. Ralph E. Sykes, CEO. RB854. Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-032724 Fictitious Business Name(s):
Whistling Duck Tavern Located at: 4646 Convoy St., San Diego, CA, 92111, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 9350 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #F, San Diego, CA 92123. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: DAICAST INC., 9350 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/20/2013. Charles Sun, President. RB853. Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-030915 Fictitious Business Name(s): Tri County Remarketing Located at: 4337 Sheridan Ln., #A, San Diego, CA, 92120, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Tri County Remarketing Inc., 17735 Vineyard Ln., Poway, CA 92064, CA. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/30/2013. Jaefar Yaseyyedi, President. P3822. Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-032557 Fictitious Business Name(s): Sport Clips CA410 Located at: 9349 Mission Gorge Rd., #115, Santee, CA, 92071, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 9332 Fostoria Court, San Diego, CA 92127. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business was 1/24/09. This business is hereby registered by the following: TASK Ventures, LLC, 9332 Fostoria Court, San Diego, CA 92127, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/19/2013. Terry Klinker, President. P3821. Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-032261 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Animal Emergency Clinic of San Diego b. Animal Emergency Clinic of Poway c. Pet Emergency Clinic of Poway d. Poway Emergency Animal Clinic e. Emergency Animal Clinic of Poway f. Animal ER of Poway g. Poway Animal Emergency Clinic Located at: 12775 Poway Rd., Poway, CA, 92064, San Diego County. Mailing Address: same. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was 6/1/99. This business is hereby registered by the following: Wishnack Veterinary Services, 12775 Poway Rd., Poway, CA 92064, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/15/2013. Mike Wishnack DVM, President. P3818. Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-032291 Fictitious Business Name(s):
Financial Bridges Located at: 12975 Brookprinter Pl., Ste. 140, Poway, CA, 92064, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 3/28/2002. This business is hereby registered by the following: Glenda K. Moehlenpah, 14334 Gaelyn Ct., Poway, CA 92064. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/15/2013. Glenda K. Moehlenpah. P3819. Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-032230 Fictitious Business Name(s): Brisa Del Mar Vineyards Located at: 17505 Camino Brisa Del Mar, San Diego, CA, 92127, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 17505 Camino Brisa Del Mar, San Diego, CA 92127. This business is conducted by: A Limited Partnership. The first day of business was 9/1/2011. This business is hereby registered by the following: Gataka, Inc., 17505 Camino Brisa Del Mar, San Diego, CA 92127, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/15/2013. Gary A. Kreitzer, President of Gataka, Inc., General Partner of Ventanas Del Mar, LP, A California Limited Partnership. RB852. Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-031993 Fictitious Business Name(s): Massage Envy Spa - RP Located at: 9925 Carmel Mtn. Road, San Diego, CA, 92129, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Twin River Inc., 9925 Carmel Mtn. Road, San Diego, CA 92129, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/13/2013. Joe Wang, President. RB849. Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-032213 Fictitious Business Name(s): Thrive@Home Located at: 12975 Brookprinter Place #140, Poway, CA, 92064, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Samuel A. Moehlenpah, 13328 Arikara Drive, Poway, CA 92064 #2. Kerri A. Moehlenpah, 13328 Arikara Drive, Poway, CA 92064 This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/15/2013. Samuel A. Moehlenpah. P3817. Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-032216 Fictitious Business Name(s): Team Ford Realty Located at: 16236 San Dieguito Rd., #4-13, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first
day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Life Styles Services Rancho Bernardo Corp, 16236 San Dieguito Rd., #4-13, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/15/2013. James H. Browne, Vice President. RB851. Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2013.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-031952 Fictitious Business Name(s): Six Eight Doors Located at: 13201 Betty Lee Way, Poway, CA, 92064, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 13201 Betty Lee Way, Poway, CA 92064. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered FICTITIOUS BUSINESS by the following: Michael Cullen, NAME STATEMENT 13201 Betty Lee Way, Poway, CA File No. 2013-032073 92064. This statement was filed with Fictitious Business Name(s): Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ F & B Taxi County Clerk of San Diego County on Located at: 10852 Via Pequinito #C, 11/13/2013. Michael Cullen. P3812. San Diego, CA, 92129, San Diego Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2013 County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of FICTITIOUS BUSINESS business was 11/14/13. This business NAME STATEMENT is hereby registered by the following: File No. 2013-031839 Farzad Farhang Khoee, 10852 Via Fictitious Business Name(s): Pequinito #C, San Diego, CA 92129. Clarity Nails & Spa This statement was filed with Ernest Located at: 13323 Poway Rd., Poway, J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County CA, 92064, San Diego County. This Clerk of San Diego County on business is conducted by: A Limited 11/14/2013. Farzad Farhang Khoee. Liability Company. The first day of RB850. Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2013 business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-032049 Fictitious Business Name(s): Ruff Life Mobile Pet Spaw Located at: 6652 1/2 Antigua, San Diego, CA, 92124, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 11/14/13. This business is hereby registered by the following: Brian Robert Vogel, 6652 1/2 Antigua, San Diego, CA 92124. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/14/2013. Brian Robert Vogel. P3814. Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-032013 Fictitious Business Name(s): New Look Skin (Inc.) Located at: 7805 Highland Village Pl., #G103, San Diego, CA, 92129, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 7805 Highland Village Pl., #G103, San Diego, CA 92129. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was Oct./20/2003. This business is hereby registered by the following: New Look Inc., 7805 Highland Village Pl., #G103, San Diego, CA 92129, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/13/2013. Gita Izadi, CEO. RB855. Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-030736 Fictitious Business Name(s): L7L Mobile Detailing Located at: 13351 Neddick Ave., Poway, CA, 92064, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Tim Brady, 13351 Neddick Ave., Poway, CA 92064 #2. Jeff Stevens, 13351 Neddick Ave., Poway, CA 92064 This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/29/2013. Tim Brady. P3808. Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-031556 Fictitious Business Name(s): Colorations Located at: 9225 Mira Mesa Blvd., Suite 114, San Diego, CA, 92126, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Phuong Tam Nguyen, 9350 Pipilo St., San Diego, CA 92129. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/07/2013. Phuong Tam Nguyen. P3813. Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2013
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the following: Clarity Nails & Spa, LLC, 13323 Poway Rd., Poway, CA 92064, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 11/12/2013. Toan Nguyen, Member. P3809. Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2013
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Poway | $850,000 Country living with views. Appx 2.5 acres with well. Roomy bedrooms, open living room/dining rm with vaulted ceilings. Kitchen has corner windows & large utility room. Newer roof 7/2011, water heater 12/2011, ext paint 3/2012. Bedroom & bath down. Amy Farber 858.676.6141
Reduced! Rancho Bernardo | $685,000 Magnificent views & gardens. Unique, expanded 3 br, 2 ba single-level home in Greens West! Open floorplan w/upgraded mstr br/ba & br/office. Kit/fam rm w/wall of windows. Enjoy the views of mtns & golf course below. Bk yd has 3 sep patios. Gwen Thompson 858.676.5223
Coldwell Banker Office at 16363 Bernardo Center Drive is one of the designated drop off locations.
Poway | $1,150,000-1,250,000 Silver Saddle Ranch 4+ br, 3.5 ba home, flat lot, private setting. Pavered drive, rich wood floors & cust stone fireplaces. Kit w/granite counters, lrg ctr island, cust cabs. Covered patio, lrg yd & pool. Bedroom ste on 1st floor, 3 br upstairs. Silvana Freestone 858.945.5403
Poway | $1,689,900 Lomas Verdes Estate. Privately gated Spanish hacienda with 4 br, 4.5 ba, theatre room, billiards room, exercise room plus office. 5,830 appx sf, 3-car garage, over 1 acre. Fantastic outdoor entertainment area. Debby Palmer 619.559.6161
Mira Mesa | $289,000 Excellent complex and a wonderful floorplan 2 br, 2 ba with laminate hardwood flooring throughout the family room, kitchen, and bedrooms. Spacious condo with 2 master suites and cozy fplc. Large deck/balcony. Wonderful community pool and spa. Lisa McAfee 858.243.3722
Rancho Bernardo | $598,000 Move-in ready 4 br, 2 ba. Recently updated and upgraded w/newer vinyl windows, fresh neutral paint & ceramic tile, newer carpet & engineered wood flring. Newer faucets, fixtures & finishes. Ceiling fans w/fplc in liv rm. Back yd firepit, sprinklers. Eric Matz Real Estate Team 858.485.8087
Rancho Peñasquitos | $739,999 Excellent 4 br, 3 ba home with views. One br/ba down. Granite kitchen with ss appliances. Dualpaned windows. On a clear day, see the Pacific. Secondary upstairs br’s have Jack & Jill bath. New carpet & tile. Open floorplan. No Mello Roos or HOA. Toni Church 858.354.5820
Rancho Bernardo | $749,999 Charming 4 br, 3.5 ba single-story ranch-style home on appx 1 acre in a delightful park-like setting. Vaulted ceilings, spacious kitchen and adjoining family room. Fireplace in living room with vaulted ceiling, Pool, park-like setting & 3-car garage. Danielle Malham 858.735.9914
Carmel Mountain Ranch | $750,000 Large golf course 4 br, 3 ba home at Marseilles in Carmel Mountain Ranch. Built in 1990, home is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac with beautiful views of golf course, surrounding mountains & hills. Bedroom & bath downstairs. Poway Unified Schools. George Cooke e-PRO, SRES, QSC, CNS 858.674.1222
Rancho Bernardo | $895,000-$935,000 Warm & inviting custom home in gated comm on prvt golf course. 3 br + study, 3 ba, 3,358 appx sf with spacious master suite & office/study on main level, soaring ceils, 2 fplcs, “cook’s kit” adj to large fam rm w/wall of built-ins. Poway schools. Sharon Bailey 858.676.5236
Rancho Bernardo | $1,100,000-1,200,000 Sunrise to sunset panoramic views. Sgl-level living w/additional 400 appx sf lower level living/bonus/ guest quarters w/full ba. 4 br, 3.5 ba, 3,686 est appx sf, appx 1 acre w/solar-heated pool. Expansive living rm & family rm open to gourmet kitchen. Marilyn Hanes 619.540.6750
San Marcos | $439,900-$459,900 Own a charming 3 br, 2.5 ba home in Santa Fe Hills. Easy commute to interstate 78 and near Palomar College and Cal State San Marcos. Spacious master suite, wood floors downstairs, private back yard with view. Near many local parks. Jason Taylor 858.676.6184
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