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Volume XVI, Issue 26

July 12, 2012 Published Weekly

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■ Making a difference is a priority for awardwinning entrepreneur. Page 8

Solana Beach residents celebrated Independence Day with the 25th annual “Patriotic Sing Along” at the Fletcher Cove Community Center on July 3. See page B11. PHOTO: JON CLARK.

Suspect arrested in cyclist hit-and-run ■ Local resident to hold “Jockey for a Cause” benefit. Page 5

■ Opening Day at the racetrack has something for everyone. Page B1

Neighbor of suspect noticed damage to suspect’s vehicle BY CITY NEWS SERVICE A 19-year-old San Diego man arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run in connection with the death of a cyclist in Rancho Santa Fe was scheduled to make his first court appearance earlier this week (after presstime for this newspaper). Jin Hyuk Byun was arrested Sunday night, July 8, in connection with the death last Friday, July 6, of 18-year-old Angel Bojorquez of Escondido, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Parent. He was scheduled to be arraigned July 11 at the Vista Courthouse. Bojorquez, an Albertsons grocery store clerk, was found dead in shrubbery alongside a winding stretch of Via De La Valle around 2 a.m. Friday, July 6, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office reported, noting he was struck while riding his mountain bike home from work in Del Mar. Investigators determined Bojorquez was traveling northbound south of Paseo Delicias when a northbound motorist drifted onto the right shoulder and struck him about an hour before his body was discovered, Parent said. Citing evidence found at the scene, See SUSPECT, Page 6

Bicycle Coalition promotes safety BY SHELLI DEROBERTIS The death of two bicyclists in San Diego County last week have focused police and community concern on the dangers of motorists and cyclists sharing the same busy roads. Tragically, a hit-and-run accident on July 6 caused the death of 18-year-old Angel Bojorquez of Escondido, who was bicycling home from his job at Albertsons in Del Mar (see story at left). Theodore Jones, 56, of San Diego, died on July 8 after striking a vehicle while riding his bike at the on Solola Avenue on July 3. “It’s a growing concern. We need stronger laws against distracted driving,” said Andy Hanshaw, executive director of the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition (SDCBC).

DM’s 75th racing season a blend of old and new BY KELLEY CARLSON A local gem is celebrating its diamond anniversary this summer. The Del Mar racetrack is 75 years old, and it is marking the occasion with plenty of events, new and old. The season kicks off with Opening Day on July 18, and live racing will be held an average of five days a week — Wednesdays through Sundays, plus a Labor Day card — through Sept. 5. More than 40 stakes races valued at $7.775 million are slated during the 37-day meet, including seven Grade I events and two new races for 2-year-olds. The track’s signature race, the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, is set for Aug. 26. The event may draw the winners of the last three editions: Trainer Bob Baffert said on July 7 that he is planning to run two-time victor Richard’s Kid (200910); last year’s winner, Acclamation — who was also the nation’s champion older horse of 2011 — is another possible entrant.

Racetrack 2012 season • Dates: July 18-Sept. 5 • Location: Via de la Valle and Jimmy Durante Boulevard • Post time: 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays; 4 p.m. Fridays; 1 p.m. Pacific Classic Day (Aug. 26), 2 p.m. Labor Day (Sept. 3) • Admission: $6 Stretch Run ($10 Opening Day); $10 Clubhouse ($20 Opening Day) • Parking: $10 • Information: (858) 755-1141, (858) 7935533; Del Mar will hold its 75th Anniversary Celebration just several days into the season, on July 21. Each person who enters the admission gates that day will receive an envelope with



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Firepot fuel flames severely injures three people 2012 San Diego County Fair sets attendance record at more than 1.5 million •Use extreme caution with appliance fuel, fire marshal says The Del Mar Fire Department is warning people to take safety precautions after three people suffered severe burns July 4 in Del Mar when fuel from a firepot burst into flames. The incident occurred at a home in Del Mar about 7:30 p.m. on July 4, according to Del Mar Fire Marshal Robert Scott. A firepot was being refueled when flames shot out of the pot and sprayed fuel on three people sitting less than 10 feet away from the pot on a couch, Scott said. One of the victims suffered third-degree burns over 50 percent of their body and had to be transported via helicopter to a hospital. The other two victims each suffered second and third degree burns over 20-30 percent of their body and were taken to the hospital via ambulance. Scott said the Del Mar Fire Department

is hoping to hold a meeting with other local fire marshals and the Burn Institute to start an education campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of firepots or any type of appliance that uses fuel. “This was a very unfortunate accident but it has become a nationwide problem,” Scott said, noting that in the last year or two there have been about 70 to 80 significant injury incidents in the country and two fatalities related to appliance fuel. “Use extreme caution any time you have an appliance that uses any kind of fuel, it is very dangerous — treat it like gasoline,” Scott said. “Also, never refuel appliances when they are still hot, wait for them to cool down — and only refuel in the daylight.” — Staff report

For the fourth year in a row, the San Diego County Fair set an all-time attendance record. During the 24-day event, 1,517,508 guests enjoyed the “Out Of This World “ theme, attractions, shows, exhibits, food and rides. The previous attendance record, 1,412,113, was set in 2011. (At 24 days, the fair was open for two more days than usual this year.) The largest one-day attendance during the 2012 Fair was 92,407 on the final day, Wednesday July 4. It was the fifth highest crowd in Fair history. The largest single-day attendance ever was 101,867 on Friday, July 3, 1998. “We want to thank everyone in San Diego for all of their support and for coming

to the 2012 San Diego County Fair because this is their Fair,” said Tim Fennell, CEO and general manager of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. “We are pleased we broke our all-time attendance record once again, making Fair history during a still-sluggish economy. Because of these challenging times, we were proud to present a venue that provided a great value for our guests. The Fair is really about the people and teamwork that run this event year after year. Thanks again to those who were able to join us for an ‘Out Of This World’ time as we could not have done it without you.” For more information on on this year’s results, visit or visit

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Paradise Grille restaurant at Flower Hill Promenade on Via de la Valle closed at that location as of June 30. Calls were not returned by presstime for comment on what would replace Paradise Grille at that spot. Photo/Jon Clark

BY KAREN BILLING On Thursday, July 26, the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board (CVCPB) will consider a proposal by a group of concerned Carmel Del Mar (CDM) Elementary School parents for an all-way stop sign at the intersection of Del Mar Trails Road and Worsch Drive. The proposal, which supporters say will improve the safety of the students and community, is being supported by Chris Moore, CVCPB Neighborhood 6 representative and CDM parent. “An all-way stop sign is needed at this intersection to greatly improve safety for school kids and parents as they cross Del Mar Trails to get to school, and also to improve driving conditions in the area,” said Moore. “I’ve heard recently from many concerned parents and neighbors who support this proposal.” The proposal also includes a crosswalk at the intersection. Anyone who would like to weigh in on the issue is welcome to attend the July 26 CVCPB meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Library (3919 Townsgate Drive San Diego, CA 92130).




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BY KAREN BILLING The Torrey Hills community is dealing with some street surface problems. As discussed at its June 26 meeting, the Torrey Hills Community Planning Board believes that the problem is that the wrong slurry seal was used on its community streets although the city maintains it just needs time to settle. “It’s the wrong product,” said Brad Fagan, a member of the planning board. “It should be applied to 40-year-old streets. The seal is crumbling and too soft and any tire move makes a mark.” Bill Harris, spokesperson for the city of San Diego’s transportation and storm water department, said that the belief that the wrong seal was used is incorrect. He said the complaints he’s heard from Torrey Hills neighbors are typical for this type of material but that the issues will not last long. “What residents are seeing is a normal process of what happens right after a slurry seal. You’re going to get raveling and divots,” Harris said. He said that every batch of materials the city uses goes through a testing process and meets all the specifications before applied. He said it’s common for the seal to lose 10 percent of its aggregate, shown in raveling and minor scuffs. “I don’t think they will have a problem as soon as it settles,” Harris said. Janie Hoover, District 1 Councilmember Sherri Lightner’s community representative, responded quickly to residents’ complaints about the debris the seal leaves behind and had a street sweeper come out to clean the roadways. Board member Guy Ravad said that while he appreciated the street sweeping, it did not help the problem because it just swept the “rubble” onto the sidewalk and people’s driveways.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and North County Transit District have joined forces to offer racing fans a notable way to enjoy a discounted weekend day at the races minus traffic hassles and parking fees. The “Weekend Pony Express” combo ticket offers a three-zone Coaster pass (normally $11) and a Del Mar Clubhouse admission (normally $10) for the single low price of $13. The full-day ticket is valid on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer and also includes rides on NCTD’s Breeze and Sprinter. The “Pony Express” tickets are available in all ticket vending machines at every NCTD station by pressing the “current promotions” button. Additionally, they can be pre-purchased on-line at “Pony Express” riders will be able to pick up their admission tickets at the track’s Diamond Club booth near the Stretch Run gate in close proximity to the double-decker bus stop. Schedules for any of the services can be obtained on-line at

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Local resident’s ‘Jockey for a Cause’ benefit to raise funds for former riders in need BY KELLEY CARLSON A racehorse owner is bringing one of the sport’s behind-the-scenes issues into the spotlight. Rancho Santa Fe resident Jeff DeHaven will host the first “Jockey for a Cause” on July 18 at his home to help raise money for The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation. “There are some 2,000 jockeys in the United States, and they have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world,” DeHaven said. “Many of them have to work without adequate health insurance, life insurance or retirement funds, which puts a severe hardship on them and their families. I want this event to help make their lives easier.” He noted that the charities he is supporting are currently helping 56 riders, the majority of them in wheelchairs and some permanently disabled. They receive $300 to $1,000 a month from the organizations — which doesn’t seem to make sense in an industry that generates billions, DeHaven indicated. “These guys work 24/7; they shouldn’t be struggling that much,” he said. “That’s why I’m doing the party.” The urgency to help these riders was highlighted last week when 33-year-old jockey Jorge Herrera was thrown from his mount and killed at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton. At least 700 people are expected to attend the fundraiser, which starts at 6 p.m., including several A-list celebrities — whose identities are being kept under wraps — along with the elite of thoroughbred racing and well-known professional athletes from various sports, according to DeHaven. Furthermore, he is asking everyone who has ever made a bet or watched a race to attend the event and support the riders. “As an owner, I’m basically making an attempt to bring all of the industry (trainers, owners, jockeys, veterinarians, etc.) together at one event and recognize all of our responsibilities, and to make sure these people and their families are taken care of when they need us,” he said. The 54-year-old DeHaven has been involved in racing on and off since 1987. His friend Brian Boudreau, owner of thoroughbred breeding facility Malibu Valley Farms in Calabasas, was

Jeff DeHaven with his mare Latin Lashes at Rancho Paseana in Rancho Santa Fe. COURTESY PHOTO instrumental in introducing him to the sport. The very first starter that they owned together, Seismic Wave, was third in a Group 2 event in England. “I fell in love with the sport,” DeHaven said. “I feel absolutely blessed to be involved, and (to know) the people associated with it.” At the track, his horses are easily recognizable to San Diegans — his stable’s silks feature the Chargers colors and logo. Born in Albany — near the Golden Gate Fields racetrack — DeHaven grew up in Northern California, where the Spanos family was prominent. He noted that the real estate developers, who were based in Stockton, did a lot for the community there, and when they bought the Chargers football team, DeHaven switched his allegiance from the Rams and became a Chargers fan. He estimates that over

the years, he has owned 50 to 60 racehorses, mostly by himself, and some in partnerships of two to three people. Among his most successful runners were Regal Thunder, winner of the 1999 Pat O’Brien Handicap and the eighth-place finisher in that year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint; Sayarshan, 1999 Golden Gate Handicap and Del Mar Handicap victor; Sicy d’Alsace, who won the San Clemente Handicap in 1998; and stakes runner True Religion. DeHaven also owned a percentage of Afleet, who finished third in the 1988 Breeders’ Cup Sprint — the only time he ever owned a horse in syndication. DeHaven said he prefers to breed and race his own horses. He has several mares at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm in Kentucky, including Accusation, See JOCKEY, Page 15


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The New Youth Orchestra to hold concert, auditions The New Youth Orchestra, Sorrento Valley’s newest youth organization that serves young musicians between the ages for 8 and 19, recently announced that a new member has joined its faculty. David Rumley, percussionist, comes to The NYO bringing his many years of experience as a drummer, classical percussionist and coach. He joins dedicated and distinguished artist teachers John Ramirez (string instructor/conductor) Miguel Ramirez (string instructor/conductor) and Elena Yarritu (flutist/conductor). The New Youth Orchestra Summer Session Symphony Orchestra is rehearsing all week this week and invites the public to a final week’s end concert on Saturday, July 14, at 3 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 855 Brotherton Road in Escondido (92025). Admission is free. The program includes Overture to Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Haydn’s Symphony No. 101, the “Clock,” and Fauré’s Pavane. Prospective members can use this opportunity to hear the work of local young musicians and meet the faculty and conductors. Online applications are now open for auditions for the 2012-2013 season on Aug. 16-18 with seating auditions for accepted students on Aug. 23-25. There are currently openings in all sections for orchestras and wind ensembles: strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Please visit for current and complete information.

RACING continued from page 1 free passes; one in 75 of those envelopes will contain $75. Once inside, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Plaza de Mexico, guests can buy a signed copy of “Del Mar at 75,” a 192page book by photographer Barry Myers and writer Jay Privman that details a “day in the life” at the track and includes black-and-white photos from the seaside oval’s early days. In honor of track founder Bing Crosby, a look-alike will perform “Where the Turf Meets the Surf” in the winner’s circle after the seventh race. Finally, film clips of the great races at Del Mar over the years will be shown on the big screens. “It will be a wonderful day,” said Craig Dado, senior vice president of marketing, in an interview. To further commemo-

rate the anniversary, a fullsize blanket with the special logo that’s “perfect for the beach or a picnic” will be given away with paid admission on Aug. 11, Dado said. Additional giveaways planned during the season include a fleece pullover on Pacific Classic Day and a Webkinz Plush Horse on July 29. Another new event for 2012 is the “race-ready” horse sale at approximately 6:30 p.m. July 22. As of July 5, 44 horses were scheduled to enter the “auction ring” — aka paddock — including 2011 Illinois Derby (Grade III) winner Joe Vann; Vanity Handicap (Grade I) thirdplace finisher Zafeen’s Pearl; and Mega Dream, who narrowly missed winning the Royal Heroine Mile Stakes (Grade IIT) at Betfair Hollywood Park on July 7. The catalog is at

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gates. It only takes a minute or two, Dado said. “We’ve got it down to a pretty good science,” he added. All seniors age 62 and older can enter the track for free on July 19 and Aug. 30, and can get in at no charge on all other Thursdays with a Diamond Club card. Also, on Sundays (with the exception of Pacific Classic Day, Aug. 26), if a Diamond Club member brings a nonmember who signs up for a card, both will receive free admission and a free beach bag cooler. “We’re excited about (the upcoming season), and we think it will be a great year,” Dado said.

SUSPECT continued from page 1 the CHP later released a description of damage believed to have been caused to the vehicle that struck Bojorquez. Parent said a neighbor of Byun’s saw damage to his black 2008 Chevy Avalanche on Sunday and reported it. When a CHP officer went to Byun’s home, he refused to cooperate, prompting investigators to obtain a search warrant, Parent said. The warrant was served and Byun was arrested.

COALITION continued from page 1 Hanshaw said the coalition is working to make San Diego a more bike-friendly city by promoting the installation of more bike racks in business districts, and advocating on the state level for a law that requires drivers to give cyclists at least three-feet of space when passing them from behind. “We think we live in a great place to ride. We have a growing network of bikes and trails. More and more people want to ride,” Hanshaw said. But learning the safety aspects for biking in a metropolis is essential. Kevin Wood, chair of the SDCBC board of directors, teaches a seven-hour riding safety class that includes how to get comfortable bicycling in traffic. New cyclists are taught to follow the rules of the road, which include using the right-most lane in the direction they are traveling. Bicyclists are also taught to scan traffic and signal when changing lanes. Wood said statistics

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Bojorquez’s bike had no light on it but authorities said he was wearing a reflective vest. He was single and lived in Escondido with older brother, aunt and uncle. His brother, Steve, told reporters on Friday, July 6, that the two worked at the same grocery store and often drove to and from together but their schedules did not match up last Friday, so Bojorquez biked to work instead. He had only biked the 20 or so miles from work to home a few times, according to his older brother.

show only 18-percent of cycling accidents involve a bike and a car, and of those, the majority happen at intersections. The most common accidents occur when drivers make a right turn in front of a cyclist, which is referred to as a “right hook.” “Drivers should be aware and always expect to see cyclists,” Wood said, adding half of cycling injuries occur from riders falling off their bikes. If there’s an object in the road — or uneven pavement or potholes — a deadly collision can happen if a passing motorist doesn’t give the cyclist enough space to avoid the hazard, which is why SDCBC is campaigning for the threefeet passing law. Hanshaw said Oceanside is the only city in the county classified as a “bikefriendly community.” In May, the first street parking space designed for bikes (a 12-space bike corral) was dedicated on Fifth Avenue, north of University Avenue. Hanshaw said more corrals are planned.


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‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ passionate about making a difference BY KATHY DAY For the last five years or so, Tom Gildred has been focusing on making a difference in San Diego. It’s something that runs in his family. With a successful business in FMT Consultants and his latest project – Emerald Textiles – whirring along, he has put his time into serving as president of the San Diego Museum of Art, working with Irwin Jacobs on the Plaza de Panama proposal for Balboa Park and serving on the board for Sharp Healthcare. It was in the latter role that he learned a lot about the business of running a hospital and became particularly interested in the impact that hospital linens have on patients and the staff who risk exposure to infectious diseases.

That ride led Emerald Textiles to the recent honor of being named one of Ernst & Young’s “2012 Entrepreneurs of the Year.” (Coincidentally, Gildred started his business career at Ernst & Young, although his first job was a summer of picking up trash at SeaWorld.) Along the way to opening the linen business, he had to find partners like another well-known San Diegan, Bob Payne, and his family, who were willing to invest $20 million. Then they had to find the people to run the day-today operations and hire a staff that now tops 275 and runs two shifts a day. He and his team (who he emphasized really deserve the award) also had to purchase, design, get permits for and equip a 77,000-square-foot

With a background as an entrepreneur, his interest was piqued, and two years ago he began looking into the healthcare linen business and didn’t like what he saw – heavy use of water, energy and chemicals; old, inefficient equipment, and disregard for health regulations designed to guard against infection. That was enough to inspire him to see what he could do. “When you are in a weakened state, you want to know the linens come from a place that’s clean and compliant,” Gildred said. “You wouldn’t serve food out of a dirty kitchen.” They started “with a blank piece of paper in March 2010 – no customers, no facility,” he recalled. “It’s been quite a ride.”


Above: Tom Gildred with the fruits of his labor at Emerald Textiles. facility in Otay Mesa – an Enterprise Zone designed to spur the city’s economy — and buy all the linens and trucks to transport them. Oh yeah, and find customers. Somehow, they managed to open six months later. Despite the rough economic times, he said, with the right people, “We were fortunate to have the pieces come together at the right time.” And they did it with

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an eye to saving energy and water by spending on their equipment, Gildred added, noting that their cleaning process takes one gallon less per pound of linens than others in the business in San Diego. That’s a significant savings since they clean about 40 million pounds of linen a year. They also invested in an energy reclamation-heat transfer process that saves about 750,000 therms of natural gas annually – and turns out cleaner linens.

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Carmel Valley youths win second place at robot competition Andrew Deremer achieves Eagle Scout ranking Wintriss Technical School hosted the 2012 International Autonomous Robot Competition (IARoC) at the Reuben H Fleet Science Center last weekend. Competitors in this two- day event programmed their robots to race, navigate a maze, and avoid obstacles to seek a beacon. In addition, they put on a technical presentation for a panel of judges and educated the public through a series of interactive sessions. Pictured are Vic Wintriss, Alex Goskowicz (age 13), and Jake Williams (age 14). The boys, both from Carmel Valley, won second place trophies and a cash prize for their efforts. They have been taking classes in computer programming at Wintriss Technical School on High Bluff Road. The non-profit private school is dedicated to teaching children, age 10 and up, computer programming in Java. For more information, visit

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Fundraising continues for expansion of Scripps Encinitas critical care facilities BY KATHY DAY With 28 years in the fire service, Kevin Crawford knows firsthand the value of having efficient and accessible emergency room facilities nearby. So when the Carlsbad fire chief was asked to lead the program to close the fundraising gap for the second phase of the expanded critical care building at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, he said, “OK, sign me up.� A two-year member of the hospital’s community advisory board and currently its chair, he took on the task of heading up the capital campaign in January with a goal of raising $11 million for the second phase of the $94 million project. When complete in two years, the project will more than double the size of the emergency department and increase the number of medical-surgical beds by 43 percent. “We have narrowed the gap to roughly $4 million,� he said last week. “I’m extremely excited about our success over the last few months.� While he’s pleased with progress, he’s still hard at work along with others explaining why the expansion is needed. “People really didn’t un-

From left: Carl Etter, Chief Kevin Crawford, Dr. Michael Lobatz, Tyler Miller and Jim Ashcraft join in at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Scripps Encinitas Critical Care Building. COURTESY derstand Scripps Encinitas,� Crawford said. “It’s been an out-of-sight, out-of-mind hospital for many people.� Many area residents go to Scripps Clinic or Scripps Green Hospital for their regular care and many don’t see the Encinitas facility as a comprehensive hospital, he added. But if they need emergency service and live in coastal North County, Scripps Encinitas is where they go or are taken by paramedics. Crawford, who was a firefighter-paramedic before moving up in the ranks and

often transported patients to the Encinitas hospital, has seen ambulances forced to park in spots designated for hospital visitors instead of in designated ambulance bays. He also has seen patients waiting to be admitted have to stay in the ER until beds became available and paramedics unable to get back into service as they stand by waiting until their patients can be treated. While the population of the area around the hospital has grown by more than 20 percent, according to SANDAG figures, the number of patient visits is up by about

the same number. Meanwhile, no new patient care facilities have been added since 1992. “It’s remarkable what they’ve done (to work around the limitations),� Crawford said. “The care given at Scripps Encinitas has continued to advance and increase, yet they don’t have the tools, resources or plant they need.� But, he added, “Once we tell the story, people get it� and have made donations large and small toward the project, which got underway in late April with a formal groundbreaking ceremony. “The buzz is starting to grow. People are rallying around the campaign.� The new critical care building and central energy plant will take over what was a parking lot on the southwest side of the property on Santa Fe Drive adjacent to Interstate 5. A new parking structure opened in Spring 2011. The two-story building is set to open to patients in two years. The new ER will include 27 beds — all in private rooms — replacing the 12 now there, and 36 inpatient beds for those recovering from surgery or acute illnesses. Those beds also accom-

An artist rendering of the expanded critical care building at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas modate patients being admitted through the ER. New MRI, CT scanner and diagnostic X-ray units will be included along with a telemetry system for constant wireless monitoring of patients’ vital signs. A helipad on the roof for transporting patients to trauma units or newborns in distress is in the plans and six – instead of two – ambulance bays for arriving units will be added. Also new will be a central energy plan that will be the primary source of utilities and a series of gardens for families and staff. One of those gardens will be a green roof garden on the second level, planted with native grasses and succulents. Improvements on Devonshire Drive and the

southbound I-5 offramp are also included in the second phase. Scripps has also launched the 354 Campaign – named for the hospital’s address — to raise $1 million in addition to the effort Crawford is leading. The 354 Campaign, which is a subset of the larger campaign, is centered around selling tiles, benches, and trees in a dedicated walkway adjacent to the new emergency facility currently under construction. The more significant gifts in the 354 Campaign may include name rights for rooms, etc., in the hospital. To learn more about donating, go to

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Photo contest seeks Balboa Park’s next ‘Top Dog’ Friends of Carmel Valley Library to hold bargain book sale Shutter-happy pet lovers can prove that their pooch has what it takes to be leader of the pack by entering this year’s Balboa Park Top Dog Photo Contest. Top Dog submissions will be accepted from July 16 to August 13 and winners will be announced Aug. 23 following an online vote of the top 25 entries. The grand prize winner receives an exclusive overnight Su’ruff Camp package from Loews Coronado Bay Resort. The Top Dog Photo Contest, sponsored by Balboa Park Central, encourages area residents to discover how much more photogenic their dog is when posed inside the region’s most picturesque haven for dog and photography lovers. Photos of a single dog taken anywhere in Balboa Park can be submitted via the contest website at from July 16 to Aug. 13 (one entry per dog per family). A committee of judges from Balboa Park will choose 25 finalists to be posted on, where visitors can vote for their favorite from Aug. 15 to 22.

Saturday conference to showcase ‘ideas’ In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TEDxAmericasFinestCity, will bring together a group of speakers and performers for a conference from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, July 14 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre at La Jolla Playhouse, UCSD campus, to spark discussion and connection. “We have spent the last eight months creating an event that highlights San Diego, the community and those who are truly making this America’s Finest City,” said Mark Dewey, with TEDxAmericasFinestCity. The event will include films, performances, and speakers such as Larry Goldstein, Greg Koch, Melinda Richter, V.S. Ramachandran, Nicole Newnham, Michael Rosenberg, Shivani Singh, Gregg Visintainer, Marilyn McPhie, John Halcyon Styn, Nick Smith and The Calder Quartet. To purchase tickets, $45-$100, visit

San Diego Botanic Garden presents several events in July San Diego Botanic Garden will hold the following events this month: Sculpture in the Garden Dedicated to the Memory of Dennis Batt July 9, 2012 – April 15, 2013 This unique exhibition showcases sculptures from 25 talented artists set against the beautiful backdrop of the Garden’s lush and natural 37 acres. For participating artists visit ***** Insect Festival July 14 - 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This one-of-a-kind event features thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live insects, lizards, snakes, and the famous “Madagascar hissing cockroaches.” Children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts and crafts, and even taste cooked mealworm larva (in various flavors such as mesquite, teriyaki, and barbeque!). Cost: Free with admission or membership. Free for all children 12 and under. ***** Native Plants and Native People Trail – Grand ReOpening July 21, 2012, 10:30 a.m.

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Friends of the Solana Beach Library to host sale The Friends of the Solana Beach Library will hold a sale from July 23-July 28. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily in the Solana Beach Library, located at 157 Stevens Ave. in Solana Beach. Call 858-755-1404. Prices will be $5 for a plastic grocery bag filled with your choice of books from the stock in the shop and storage. The library has a large collection of CDs to sell for $1 each. DVDs will be $1.50 each. Proceeds benefit the library.

Christian Film Fest seeks submissions The third annual San Diego Christian Film Festival (SDCFF) is accepting submissions for feature and short films until Sept. 15. The festival is Oct. 19-21 at a location to be determined. Film entries are entitled to an IMDB Web page to feature the film. SDCCF also provides free online streaming that offers pay-per-view compensation, as well as international broadcast opportunities. For submission rules and


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Cell antenna plan bafflingly gets poor reception BY GLENN BOROK In an era of financial uncertainty, everyone from individuals to international corporations are cutting back on their spending. However, one important area that’s at the receiving end of some of the most devastating cuts is education. Schools across the nation are facing slashed budgets and less federal money. That’s why I was amazed to read a story in this paper last week that the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board had rejected a proposal from the San Dieguito Union High School District to install cell antennas on the roof of Canyon Crest Academy. This proposal would have given the school greater cell reception and technological capabilities, while also generating revenue. The plan, known as Sprint Together with Nextel, Canyon Crest Academy SD75XC061, calls for three sets of four panel antennas facing out from the rooftops in different directions at separate locations on the school’s “F” and “G” buildings. The antennas will be blocked by a parapet so as not to be seen by anyone on campus. Despite the fact that these antennas will be concealed and kept away from students and faculty, the planning board rejected the proposal based on its location and the lack of notification given to CCA parents. While I have no qualms with

the planning board on its charge that the school did not properly inform the parents and teachers (the district did hold a poorly advertised community meeting about the proposal as required by the planning board), I believe that if the district suitably notifies the public there should be no further reservations about the installation. That leads me to the planning board’s main problem with this installation. At the meeting, board members spoke out about the potential health issues associated with antennas being in such close proximity to the students on a daily basis. Besides the fact that the antennas will be hidden behind a wall on the roof, far away from any classrooms, the possibility of harmful radiation from these antennas is a proven myth. In Pulse Magazine, Dr. William G. Bradley Jr., professor and chairman of the department of radiology at UCSD, stated, “There are no known health effects of cellular towers. If there were, they wouldn’t be allowed.” Also, by allowing the installation it can be reasonably inferred that the school district, which presumably did its due diligence when accepting this project, also found no medical reason not to allow this project on campus. According to 10News, groups such as The Federal Communications Commission and American Cancer Society have also said that cell towers

are safe. Also, according to wireless firm Antenna Search, the school already has approximately 40 towers and 100 antennas within four miles of the school. In addition to that, according to the EMR policy institute, federal law currently prohibits state and local agencies from basing tower/antenna construction permits on the harmful environmental effects of radiofrequency radiation emissions to the extent that facilities comply with the Federal Communication Commission’s regulations. [47 USC Sec. 332( c)(7)(iv)]. The courts have ruled that this applies to human health and, in this case, the cell antennas do comply with current FCC regulations and it is therefore illegal to reject the proposal based on health reasons. In addition to our district approving of this project, districts nationwide have installed cell antennas on their campuses. One planning board member stated at the meeting, “We’ve never had a cell tower this close to kids at a school,” which is incorrect. Schools from Florida to Oregon are receiving checks of hundreds of thousands of dollars for implanting antennas all over their campuses. In fact, in August 2010, Poway High School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to install AT&T cell antennas on the football stadium at Del Norte High School for a cool $382,000 a year, according to

Del Mar-Solana Beach Sunrise Rotary’s 2011-2012 Demotion Party; District Council-Governor’s Dinner BY SUSHEELA NARAYANAN The Del Mar – Solana Beach Sunrise Rotary (DMSB Rotary) celebrated the end of President Kirk Collins’ term with a bang with the annual Demotion Party at the home of Meera and Venky Venkatesh in Del Mar on June 24. Members enjoyed a gourmet dinner catered by Abbeys Texas barbecue, arranged by Social Chairperson Roseann. This was followed by a comedy skit of the highlights and missteps of President Kirk Collins’ year presented in the form of a hilarious spoof of the Mad Hatter’s tea party from Alice in Wonderland created by Cahill Productions. Rotarians Kevin Cahill (the Mad Hatter), Jody Macdonald (the White Rabbit), Laura Wildeman (the Queen of Hearts) and Radia Bencheik (Alice) donned the grease paint, dressed up in colorful period costumes and were ably supported by Steve, George and Zoran in poking fun at President Collins’ absent mindedness and inability to keep track of the presidential bell all year. Everyone had a good time and the proceedings ended with Collins being given a gift of a koala bear (he and wife Glenda are moving to Australia) which turned out to be (surprise!) stuffed with the missing bell! In his closing speech Kirk said: “I love all of you…. This has been the most fun year of my life!” While thanking all the Rotarians for their support he singled out a few people that had made significant contributions to the club last year in terms of outstanding service

in a particular field. He concluded by welcoming Richard Fogg as the incoming president of DMSB Rotary club. ***** BY JAN PARSONS, DMSB ROTARY PUBLIC RELATIONS The Hall of Champions in Balboa Park was the scene of the final District Council – Governor’s Dinner recently, and what a wonderful night it was. About 350 people joined in celebrating the year, led by Governor Larry Sundram, before welcoming the incoming Governor, Dick Stevens, from the Encinitas club. It was so nice to see and catch up with fellow Rotarians from clubs all over San Diego. The Del Mar – Solana Beach table included four presidents, me as immediate-past, Kirk Collins as current, 2012-2013 president Richard Fogg (who was inducted that night), and president-elect Steve Weitzen. Richard’s lovely wife Sharon was there to congratulate him and our newest Rotarian, Susheela Narayanan, attended her first district event. The Del Mar–Solana Beach Rotary Club is a service club of business, professional, and volunteer leaders who belong to the 1.2-million-member Rotary International. The Club meets at the Doubletree Hotel in Carmel Valley Friday mornings from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. For more information about the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club, please contact President Richard Fogg at 858-693-7556, or go to

10News. PUSD Superintendent John Collins stating, “Research and governmental studies do not support the claim that cell towers present a health issue to students.” PUSD currently leases cell towers to cell companies at seven of their schools, including four high schools. In addition, the CV planning board suggested that Sprint should look elsewhere for a place to put their antennas. However, they decided that the only location with a high enough roof and ample space was the CCA campus.

The culmination of all this evidence leads me to wonder why the CV planning board simply didn’t acquiesce to the proposal of the school district and instead blocked a plan that could have improved technology at and provided money for one of the nation’s finest high schools. Glenn Borok will be a senior at Canyon Crest Academy this fall. He is co-editor in chief of Pulse Magazine, the official magazine of Canyon Crest Academy, and an intern at this newspaper.

Another assault looming for combat vets BY RICK ROGERS DEFENSETRACKER.COM One war is over while another winds down. A more important fight looms at home. I’m not talking about troops wrestling with PostTraumatic Stress, but battling unscrupulous predators mining GI Bill gold while delivering nothing but penniless pockets and sour futures. Soon combat veterans by the hundreds of thousands will join 600,000 comrades already using the GI Bill to forge new lives. And as these vets return home, sound decisions on education and employment will matter like never before. Decisions no less important to our national interest than the outcomes in Iraq and Afghanistan — arguably more so. Education is the key to driving down veteran unemployment – anywhere from 9.5 percent to 30 percent depending on whom you ask – and changing public perceptions. While Americans respect veterans, a national poll in June also showed half believe most veterans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress and are also more prone to abusing drugs and alcohol than civilians. Both opinions are factually incorrect. Maybe more importantly, the public views Iraq and Afghanistan veterans as a particularly uneducated lot. With commendable foresight, Congress anticipated the weight a generation of fighting men and women would place on the GI Bill and updated the education package, stunning in its generosity. Unfortunately, the applause most heard when the Post 9/11 GI Bill was signed into law in 2008 sounded like a dinner bell to others. To give you an idea of the kind of money we are talking about, consider San Diego County. Every year 30,000 ser-

vice men and women leave the service here. Most leave with about $50,000 in educational benefits. That means veterans with roughly $1.5 billion in GI Bill spending power pass through San Diego each and every year. Don’t think for a minute that sketchy schools with high costs and low graduation rates haven’t noticed. San Diego is filthy with predatory educational institutions focused on exploiting our most vulnerable veterans with snake-oil offerings. They prey on those with PTS and brain injury knowing they shy away from interaction with others and would rather sit at a computer screen instead of in a classroom. It’s the equivalent of giving an alcoholic a drink and charging him for therapy. A few weeks ago the Supreme Court drew the ire of some veteran advocates by shooting down the Stolen Valor Act, a 2006 law that made it a crime to lie about receiving military decorations. The Supreme Court – correctly in my mind – ruled that while those who claim medals never earned engage in contemptible speech, it is also unfortunately protected speech. To criminalise lying could lead to unintended consequences worse then the offense. If only the same advocates would back a law making it a crime to rip-off veterans. That would be a law we could all support. Rick Rogers has covered defense and veterans issues for nearly 30 years. He hosts Front & Center: Military Talk Radio Sundays, 11 to noon, Pacific Time, on KCBQ AM 1170 ( Podcasts at Contact him at (760) 4453882 or


JOCKEY continued from page 5 dam of the stakes-placed Innocent Man; Eau de Vie, a daughter of Accusation; and Lacy Lady. His mare Latin Lashes is in layup at Jenny Craig’s Rancho Paseana in Rancho Santa Fe. And the interest in breeding seems to be running in the family, as DeHaven’s 13-year-old daughter, Savannah, often makes suggestions on matings and helps name the foals. To date, DeHaven said his most memorable moment in racing was when Regal Thunder won the Pat O’Brien. The gelding had been on a losing streak, and the public dismissed him at odds of 17-1 that day. But jockey Chris Antley had confidence in Regal Thunder. According to DeHaven, Antley said to him before the race, “I guarantee I won’t lose on this horse today.” It was a battle to the finish, and Regal Thunder prevailed by a nose over Christmas Boy. But racing comes with its highs and lows: DeHaven’s biggest disappointment was the injury of Sayarshan, who bowed a tendon while on track for a start in the 1999 Breeders’ Cup. Currently, DeHaven has four horses in training with Julio Canani — an unraced 2-year-old filly named Secret Motive; Prettypriceygirl, a 3-year-old filly DeHaven claimed at Belmont Park in New York; a 3-year-old gelding named Love to Barrett, who was claimed at Gulfstream Park in Florida; and Say Ow, an unraced 2-yearold colt named for the clothing line of DeHaven’s late friend, local football legend Junior Seau. DeHaven said 10 percent of Say Ow’s winnings will be donated to the Junior Seau Foundation.

July 12, 2012 In addition, DeHaven owns Innocent Man’s full sister, a yearling named Stunning Drama who was in a van and on her way to Rancho Paseana as of press time. “She’s the best yearling I’ve ever had,” he said. DeHaven indicated that he is looking forward to the upcoming Del Mar season, and is captivated by the seaside oval. “There’s no track like it, with the ocean setting and the breeze blowing through there ... almost everyone has a different attitude,” he said. When he’s not at the track, DeHaven spends time working for The Premae Co., purchasing life insurance policies from people seeking liquidity, and packaging and securitizing them in the marketplace. For the last six years, he has been assisting the Zion Baptist Church of South Central L.A. He structured a policy so churchgoers could afford to bury their loved ones, helped contribute money for scholarships, and assisted in the demolition of four crack houses. DeHaven also spends time with his family in Rancho Santa Fe, where he has lived since 1988. He and his wife, Kim, whom he met in La Jolla, have four children. Along with Savannah, there is Chase, 15; Kenya, 9; and Danni, 6. The Ranch is a place that DeHaven has always loved, and he enjoys the fact that it’s an “equestrian town.” Because so many of the residents are interested in horses, DeHaven is hoping his “Jockey for a Cause” event is supported locally. “Permanently disabled jockeys depend on the PDJF for financial assistance,” PDJF Executive Director Nancy LaSala said in a news release. “The PDJF was established to provide long-term

assistance to jockeys who have suffered on-track catastrophic injuries. Since its inception in 2006, it has been, and continues to be, challenged to meet its financial goals to meet the dayto-day needs of these men and women. We have great hopes that ‘Jockey for a Cause’ will help provide security for our injured riders, and we are very appreciative to Jeff for his commitment to these athletes.” “The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation helps not only jockeys, but many others in the industry in their time of need,” the organization’s executive director, Nancy Kelly, said in a news release. “Trainers, grooms, exercise riders, hot walkers, farm workers and front office personnel turn to us, and we want to be there to help. ‘Jockey for a Cause’ will help us help those valuable members of the industry.” Tickets for the party cost $100 if bought in advance, or $200 if purchased the day of the event. Go to or Guests who order tickets will meet at Horizon Christian Fellowship, 6365 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe, where they will be given a wristband and transported by bus to the DeHaven residence. There will be a car service available for anyone who has had too much to drink, DeHaven said. He added that he hopes this fundraiser becomes an annual event. “It’s (horse racing) a very fragmented industry,” DeHaven said, and added that the medication issue is certainly not helping. “The public is being misled to a certain extent. Changes need to take place for the betterment of horses and the industry.”

ENTREPRENEUR continued from page 8 serves Sharp Healthcare, Scripps Health, UCSD Medical System, Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, and Kaiser in San Diego and Orange Counties. But while Gildred acknowledges he’s turned into a bit of a workaholic in recent years, he is all about making San Diego a better place as his family has done over three generations. His parents Philip and Lyn Gildred, like him, are Rancho Santa Fe residents, and he’s close to his two sisters and their families. His father grew up in Mission Hills; his mom in the Chula Vista-Bonita area before moving to Point Loma. Now their son is president of The Gildred Companies, a real estate company managing over a million square feet of industrial and business parks that’s been in business for 85 years. FMT Consultants, an Enterprise Resource Planning software company he founded in 1995, has done well, Gildred said, “providing me the opportunity to be more engaged in the community, which I see as my responsibility.” He believes strongly that people should take time to do what they can. “If not us, who will it be?” he asked. “If you are

waiting for the answer, you are doing the wrong thing.” His grandfather, Philip L. Gildred, came to San Diego with his brother Ted Sr. in 1925 and built the Fox Theatre — now Copley Symphony Hall. Philip then helped found Sharp Hospital. Tom’s uncle, Ted Jr,. is a former ambassador to Argentina who was instrumental in establishing the Institute of the Americas at UCSD and formed the Lomas Santa Fe Group. Both of his grandfathers – one was an artist — were presidents of the San Diego Museum of Art, as was his mother, so his involvement with the museum was in his blood, he said, adding. “I never did expect to be an expert.” But because he understands the operational aspects of running a successful business, he said he believes he can be an asset. “I want everybody in San Diego to be aware of the museum and go visit the museum,” he said. “It’s important to be aware of the museum and participate as visitors or through school groups. What if there’s a DaVinci out there and they never are exposed to the museum.” Gildred’s passion for the museum and Balboa Park have him smack in the middle of the plans for Plaza de Panama, the proposal to remove cars from the center of the park and restore it for pedestrian uses. The plan calls for a new


Centennial Bridge and road and a new underground parking structure topped by a park. The San Diego City Council voted 6-1 July 9 in favor of the plans for Plaza de Panama. “I am thrilled with the outcome of the vote by the San Diego City Council,” Gildred said. “This is a great day for the citizens of San Diego and a huge step forward in preserving and restoring Balboa Park to its historic use including a grand public plaza and pedestrian park spaces.” A one-time member of the USC sailing team who later competed in windsurfing, Gildred manages to find time each day for a one-hour run followed by a session at Haute Yoga. But he doesn’t get out on the Fairbanks Ranch golf courses as much these days as he used to since he makes the trek to the Emerald Textiles plant three days a week and generally stays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. so he can keep track of how the operation is functioning. He has traveled frequently, most recently to Spain for the opening of the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum of Art in Madrid, is starting to collect art and has become an avid collector of wine. “That’s not a habit you want to get your children involved in,” he said with a chuckle. For more information, visit or

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Carmel Valley teen earns ‘Elite’ title at 2012 USA Gymnastics Championships Carmel Valley resident and Canyon Crest Academy freshman Andria Gao has just joined the rank of the “National Elite Rhythmic Gymnasts.” At the 2012 USA Gymnastics Championships held in San Jose at the end of June, Andria finished in 12th place all around in the junior level. Her SoCal rhythmic club is now among the top five clubs in the U.S. This has been an unusual comeback for Andria who had suffered a back injury a while ago. Working closely with her coach and her sports doctor, Andria has gradually recovered. She eventually returned back to her regular 15-hour weekly training schedule. She also took additional ballet practice at a local studio to improve her dance movement and music coordination. At the beginning of this competi-

tion season, Andria wasn’t doing well. Her routine elements were not completed successfully, her rhythm had been off and the movements that used to be easy were now difficult. Nevertheless, Andria persevered, fending off frustrations and discouragement. As the season progressed, her performance gradually picked up and improved. Towards the end of the season, she was able to best her own record and ranked 13th place in Level 10 junior at the 2012 Junior Olympic and National Qualifier for USA Rhythmic Gymnastics in Orlando, Florida, in early June. Being part of the Elite team is a dream come true for Andria, who started training for rhythmic gymnastics at age 5. Now that the 2012 season is over, Andria is taking a well-deserved break and at the same time, she is looking forward to starting the new season

in September with her teammates in the SoCal Rhythmics club, which has offered her friendship and many encouragements throughout the years. Rhythmic gymnastics is an Olympic sport that incorporates the best of dance, ballet, and gymnastics. It is the perfect blend of art and athleticism, which encourages creativity and flexibility. The SoCal Rhythmics club has recreational program in addition to the competitive team and is always looking for enthusiastic new gymnasts. Students will improve physical fitness, coordination, strength, balance, and concentration and will develop positive self-esteem. No experience needed. Classes for beginners are on Mondays and Fridays from 4 to 5 p.m. at Magdalena Ecke YMCA in Encinitas. Summer camp is available. Visit for more information.

(Left) Andria Gao performing her Hoop routine at the Nationals competition.

Local residents win Gold Medal at USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic National Championships

Gabriel Garon and KJ Newman (above and right on the victory podium and in action).

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orrey Hills School held its annual FieldDay at the campus June 12. Students participated in a variety of outdoor games. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

Carmel Valley resident Gabriel Garon, 13, and Rancho Santa Fe resident KJ Newman, 11, won a Gold Medal at the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic National Championships held July 4-8 in Long Beach, Calif. More than 2,000 athletes competed at the Championships. Gabriel and KJ teamed up to win the National Championship for synchronized trampoline in the 13-14-year-old age group (level 10). They competed in the 13-14 age group, despite the fact that KJ is only 11 years old because Gabriel is 13 years old. KJ Newman then went on to win an individual Gold Medal and National Championship for double-mini trampoline in the 11-12 year old age group (level 9). KJ Newman competes for the gym SoCal TTC in Poway, and Gabriel Garon competes for the gym Bounce California in Rancho Bernardo. They are good friends and have competed together for two years, winning a Silver Medal at the 2011 Junior Olympic National Championships held in San Antonio, Texas. A video of KJ Newman in competition can be seen at com/watch?v=XU2s00yTyC4&feature=plcp The sport of trampolining will be among the events included in competition at the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London.


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Falcons golf star overcomes career-threatening injury with hard work, perseverance BY GIDEON RUBIN On a summer day about three years ago, the promising golfing career of Danny Ochoa, a soon-to-be-freshman at Torrey Pines High, appeared to be over. Ochoa was riding a motocross bike his parents had promised him after winning a dirt bike tournament when he miscalculated a jump at Pala Raceway. “I landed wrong on the pike and my bike landed on top of me and snapped my humorous (bone) in half,” Ochoa said. “It was pretty gnarly.” Doctors painted a grim outlook when he arrived at a local hospital. “They thought my (golf) career was over,” he said. “It was a huge concern.” Ochoa underwent surgery and had two metal rods placed in his broken left arm. Doctors at the time told him the best scenario they could envision was a return to the fairways in a year at the soonest. Within seven months, his determination turned the opinions of medical experts on their heads. Ochoa surpassed the rosiest possible forecasts when he showed up at the 2010 Callaway Junior World Golf Championships five months before doctors thought he’d even be able to hit off a tee. And then he took the “comeback kid” narrative to another level. Competing against an elite field of 210 fifteen to 17-year-olds at Torrey Pines Golf Course, including some players who’d be playing at the collegiate level within a year, Ochoa didn’t just make a token appearance. He placed fifth. “I was pretty shocked,” Ochoa said. “I was just hoping for a top 20 to get back into the tournament and I finished fifth. “I was a lot younger so I couldn’t grasp the meaning of how well I did, but now when I look back at it, I think I did phenomenally well, especially considering the circumstances.” His stunning breakout performance in that tournament set the tone for a stellar prep career that included helping lead Torrey Pines High to a 2011 state title, shooting a San

Danny Ochoa Diego Section record 8-under-par 64 at the North County Conference Championships earlier this year, and making an oral commitment to USC. Ochoa, an incoming senior, is the top returnee on one of the state’s most highly regarded programs. “He wasn’t going to let this injury stop him,” Torrey Pines coach Chris Drake said. “For a lot of people (with the type of injury Ochoa suffered) that’s it, but the only the thing the injury stopped was his desire to ride a motorcycle. “He had his mind set on a goal of playing in college and beyond, and he’s been able to do that.” Ochoa was an accomplished golfer who’d already made his mark in the amateur ranks at the time of the injury. He was already on the Falcons’ radar before he set foot on the

campus, Drake said. Ochoa’s comeback is a tribute to a positive attitude and a strong work ethic that carries over into the classroom, Drake said. “He had to relearn how to play the game and he had a great deal of pain,” Drake said, noting that Ochoa hit the weights hard to rebuild his strength during the grueling rehab and again after he had the steel rods removed from his arm. “It just made him work twice as hard to get back to where he is and now he’s one of our strongest players,” Ochoa said. “Physically, he’s one of the strongest players on our team.” Ochoa admits the early days of rehab were tough. He had very little strength and even less range of motion in his surgically repaired arm. He spent three days a week undergoing physical therapy that started with the painful process of stretching out his arm, and then strengthening it. “That was the easy part,” Ochoa said. “The rehab wasn’t the hardest part, the uncertainly was.” But Ochoa remained committed to doing what he could to get himself in the shape he’d need to be to compete against a competitive field that wasn’t sitting around waiting for him to recover from his injuries. “I always wanted to get better at golf, that was my goal, to come back and hopefully be as good as I was before the injury,” he said. Ochoa credits his father, Don, himself an avid golfer who introduced his son to the sport when he was practically a toddler, with inspiring him through the bad days. He also credits his personal coach, Chris Mayson, with getting him on a program that helped foster his success. Ochoa now views the injury in philosophical terms. He’s learned that broken bones eventually heal and weak muscles can be strengthened provided you’re willing to put in the work. “I don’t believe it’s hurt me,” he said of the accident. “Everything happens for a reason, and I feel like if you deal with the ups and downs and you can overcome just about anything.”

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San Diego Surf Girls Under 10 Premier team tops in division at tournament The San Diego Surf Girls Under 10 Premier team won the Silver bracket at the 4th Annual Kick for Hope Soccer Tournament held in San Diego the weekend of July 7-8. Coach Gabe Arrendondo led the girls to a 2-0 victory in the championship game against Chula Vista YSL Pumas at Hickman Field in San Diego. Midfielder Charli Adams’ magic footwork led her to scoring both goals, with able assistance from Karly Reeves, Annabelle Mitchell and Amy Flather. The game was an improvement over the team’s first match with Chula Vista in round robin play, where one goal sufficed to defeat them. The team was on fire against the Bonita Rebels in the last game on the 7th, beating them 5-1, with Annabelle Pham scoring two goals as well as performing dominating defensive play. Surf tied its last preliminary match against the SDSC Orange team, having already ensured the top score in the bracket. Outstanding performances were demonstrated by all the girls, with standout play by Makena Crimaldi, Abigail Dunbar, Nica Zsiros, Maggie Bischoff and Sarah Footer. Particularly spectacular all weekend was the keeper, Mia Grust. An excellent beginning for the team as it absorbs Coach Gabe’s emphasis on footwork and developing “magic.”


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LifeStyles Thursday, July 12, 2012

Local student fulfills dream of starting dance company. Page B2


Big crowds expected on Opening Day of racing season BY KELLEY CARLSON Whether your ideal Opening Day experience is sitting and seriously studying the racing program or parading around the Plaza in your high-fashion hat, there’s If you go something for ev• Gates open: eryone 11:30 a.m. at one • First post: 2 of the p.m. biggest social events in town. Set for July 18 this year, this premier party regularly draws crowds of more than 40,000 people. Attendance has been up for seven years in a row, with the last three record-breaking, according to Craig Dado, senior vice president of marketing. Last year’s crowd totaled 46,588 people. “Hopefully, we’ll beat it again this year,” Dado said in an interview. “We hope it sets the tone for the whole season.” Festivities will kick off with the Coors Light Opening Day Party at 11:30 a.m. in the Seaside Cabana and Seaside Stage area. There will be music by a DJ, games and activities, along with private wagering windows and a big-screen video board. Food and drinks will be available

Opening Day pre- and post-parties

Katy Helen Stockinger dazzles at a past One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest. PHOTO: BENOIT PHOTO

for purchase. Tickets cost $30; Dado recommends buying them ahead of time to be guaranteed a seat. He added that the party has sold out in previous years. Go to

At the same time, entries will start being taken for the annual One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest near the fountain in the Plaza de Mexico. Judges See OPENING, Page B18

The Opening Day parties don’t just stop at the track. Here are a few other preand post-parties being held around the area: • A “Turf Meets the Surf” themed kickoff party will be held July 13 at Club M inside the Grand Del Mar Resort, 5200 Grand Del Mar Way, in Carmel Valley. It will begin at 4 p.m. with happy hour and continue late into the night with a DJ and other entertainment. A best-dressed contest is also scheduled. Men should wear Turf Club attire, and women are asked to dress trendy and sexy with a SoCal beach flair. The cost is $20; go to For more information, go to www. • Jimmy O’s Sports Bar and Restaurant, at 225 15th St. in Del Mar, will host a Pre-Opening Day Party from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. July 17. There will be a DJ and dancing, taco and drink specials, and a chance to mingle with Downtown Dolls and racing enthusiasts. Wear your favorite race-inspired attire. There is no cover charge, but guests are asked to go to and print out a ticket. For more information, go to • L’Auberge Del Mar’s “party of the year” is one of the most popular tickets in town after the races on Opening Day. The event is held Wednesday, July 18, from 5-11 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person and include delicious tastes from talk-of-the town Executive Chef Scott Thomas Dolbee of Kitchen 1540, killer cocktails from the ho-

tel’s mixologists and music by three-time winner of the San Diego Music Award for Best DJ, DJ Gabe Vega who blends in his local San Diego roots to create the sweetest sounds. The hotel’s stunning ocean views add to the excitement of the evening. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from L’Petite Boutique online at For a more intimate experience, private cabanas and tables are also available. Please call 800-245-9757 or visit for more information. L’Auberge Del Mar is located at 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 92014. • The inaugural “Jockey for a Cause” Charity Event, hosted by local racehorse owner Jeff DeHaven, is set to start at 6 p.m. July 18 at the DeHaven Estate in Rancho Santa Fe. Tickets cost $100 if bought in advance, or $200 if purchased the day of the event. Proceeds will go to The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation, which assists riders and others in the industry facing a financial crisis. Go to or • Burlap will hold the “Official AfterParty of Opening Day” for guests age 21 and older, beginning with music from DJ Decon at 5:30 p.m. July 18. DJ Cobra will spin the evening’s main set. Tickets are $20, plus there is a $2.50 service charge; go to Burlap is at 12995 El Camino Real, Suite 21, 92130, in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center.

After the Finish Line fundraisers help give former racehorses a second chance BY KELLEY CARLSON The grass is not always greener for thoroughbred racehorses after their career on the track is over. Nonprofit organization After the Finish Line aims to change that. The Toluca Lake-based group — composed entirely of volunteers — is dedicated to saving, rehabilitating and retraining former racehorses for a second career off the track. It contributes funds to rescue and retirement orga-

nizations throughout the country to protect these horses from slaughter and neglect, and holds about 15 fundraisers a year, with several in Del Mar. According to Dawn Mellen, founder and president of After the Finish Line, the group raised $130,000 in 2011, helping more than 300 horses through 70 rescue organizations. “After the Finish Line hosts many fundraisers dur-

ing the Del Mar race meet to raise awareness for horses,” said Mellen, who has a residence in Rancho Santa Fe. “People may not be aware of the afterlife of these racehorses. In their mind, (the horses retire to) nice, green pastures... Not all horses do. We’re here to help, here to give them a second chance and give them opportunities.” This summer, the organization has four events scheduled locally.

‘A Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds’ After the Finish Line’s biggest fundraiser of the year, “A Tribute to the MajSee AFTER, Page B18

Off the Track Thoroughbreds will compete for $1,000 in prize money in the After the Finish Line Thoroughbred Series at the Del Sol Classic Horse Show on Aug. 15 and 16. COURTESY PHOTO

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Local student fulfills dream of starting dance company Company fundraiser to be held July 13 in Solana Beach BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

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Starting a dance company after college has always been a dream for Sophie Needelman. But recently she got the idea: Why wait until after college? “I realized I don’t have to wait; I can start it today,” said Needelman. “And that’s what I did. I started it that day.” Needelman and Canyon Crest Academy senior Becky Kalinowski head the The Defiance Project, a dance company they started in Solana Beach. Needelman has garnered major community support even while running the company from afar — the 20-year-old studies dance at the University of California, Berkeley. The dance company will be performing at its first official

Defiance Project directors Becky Kalinowski and Sophie Needelman COURTESY PHOTOS

fundraiser on July 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Studio Shu, located at 742 Genevieve St., Suite A, Solana Beach, 92075. The event will also feature silent auction items, desserts and more. Needelman said she wanted to call the dance company a “project” rather than a “company” because she wants to promote a sense of community for those involved. The members come from all reaches of life and geographic locations, she said, with many friends from Canyon Crest Academy and others she reached out to because they shared a similar creative vi-

sion. “You can be part of a project even if you aren’t a company member,” she said. “We are scattered all over and we want to form a community whether or not you can be there.” She said the members explore the concept of defiance through their creative work. “It’s artistic content on a personal level as well as a social and political level,” Needelman said. According to the project’s website, “Boundaries must first be known in order to be broken. Defiance allows us to know ourselves, because of and in spite of these boundaries. It yields the growth necessary to then become limitless as a dancer and as a human being.” Needelman has been a dancer since childhood, but she said she only started to get serious about dancing when she dedicated herself to Canyon Crest Academy’s

Envision dance program, as well as the local Eveoke Dance Theatre. “I wouldn’t consider myself one of those people who started really early,” said Needelman. “It’s never too late and it’s never too early to start something like this.” Needelman hopes to one day have her own performance and rehearsal space where she can teach dance in addition to performing. Her goal is to establish a prominent presence in the San Diego dance community. In addition to performance, Needelman is getting to learn first hand what starting a business is all about. “There are so many elements I am learning, and I don’t even know what I don’t know at this point,” she said. “The artistic passion and de-

Defiance Project dancers huddle before going on stage. sire is there, but I am embarking on the business side of things.” There has been overwhelming support from dance company members as well as people in the dance community, Needelman said. “I am so grateful that people believe in my artistic vision and want to help me make this

work,” Needelman said. Needelman said funds raised at the July 13 event will be put toward offsetting the cost of future performances, rental of rehearsal space, publicity and marketing materials, and more. For more information on The Defiance Project, visit http://thedefianceproject. For information on Studio Shu, the location for the upcoming fundraiser, visit www.studioshu. com.

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Owner Terry Sonken at the entrance of the Stratford Court Cafe’s large outdoor patio.

Popular Del Mar brunch spot now offers dinner during Summer Nights BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

Stratford Court Cafe in Del Mar has been a local hidden gem of a breakfast and lunch spot for more than 20 years, and now it’s adding dinner to its menu. “Our customers gave us the idea, actually,” said owner Terry Sonken. “They said it would be so nice to sit on the patio at night and have a glass of wine, so we thought we’d try it out for the summer.” In addition to beer and wine, The Stratford (as locals commonly call it) has incorporated a menu with a local, fresh California summer food theme. Popular items include a ham panini with fig jam and mozzarella on an herb focaccia bread, and an Italian sausage flatbread with caramelized onions, mozzarella and roasted red peppers. Sonken also expects to offer live music, but she and her family are easing into Summer Nights, opening only Thursday through Saturday, from 4-8 p.m. The Stratford is truly a family-run operation. On

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Dining on the outdoor patio. any given day you can find either Sonken or her husband, Gregg, on site running the cafe. Their daughter, 23-year-old Alexia, also works there. “When our other daughter comes home from school, we put her to work too,” said Sonken. “The fact that we are family owned lets people know we really cater to customers and want them to feel comfortable. People like that they are well taken care of, like family.” Being one of the few dog-friendly establishments in Del Mar, the Stratford allows visitors to comfortably bring the entire family.

So far, locals have quickly picked up on the cafe’s new hours. On a recent Thursday, guests began trickling in right around 4 p.m., steadily filling the outdoor patio for dinnertime. Regardless of the success of Summer Nights, Sonken said she doesn’t want to extend the new hours into the winter. “I could see this becoming a tradition every summer,” she said. Stratford Court Cafe is located at 1307 Stratford Court, Del Mar 92014. For more information, visit; 858-792-7433.

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BY KELLEY CARLSON ccording to at least one source, Mandarin House isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just one of the best Chinese restaurants in La Jolla -itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s among the top 100 in the United States., a service of Chinese Restaurant News, identifies it as among the premier establishments of its type (out of more than 46,000 nationwide) meeting ideal criteria for location, price and cuisine. And local residents seem to agree, as Mandarin House is a frequent recipient of readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice awards from area publications. The original location is on La Jolla Boulevard, a short distance from WindanSea Beach and just south of the Village. A second site is in San Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bankers Hill neighborhood. Two white lion statues greet customers outside the entrance to the La Jolla restaurant. Once inside, guests will find an elegant, yet simple setting. The small lobby is softly lit by a chandelier; an aquarium rests on a ledge just to the right. Patrons can watch news or sports programming while seated at a table or the four-seat bar. The neutral-toned main dining and banquet rooms are spacious, with minimal decor, as the true focus here is on the cuisine. Casual booths line the windows, which are set with teacups and Chinese zodiac placemats. More formal, whiteclothed tables are located down the center of the room and along the mirrored wall; the cushioned seats feature swirling oriental patterns. Light contemporary music plays quietly in the background.


Much of the food is colorful, pairing crispy and smooth textures and sweet and sour tastes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; typical of Mandarin-style cooking. Other dishes incorporate the Szechuan method, with bold flavors of garlic and chili peppers and the use of ingredients such as peanuts and ginger. Hunan is yet another style that can be found, in the hot and spicy, deep-hued dishes. Guests can begin their meal with appetizers like Smoked Chicken-Mandarin Seaweed, Roast Pork Slices, Egg Rolls and Crab Rangoon. Or there are soups ranging from Hot and Sour, Won Ton and Egg Drop to Chicken Gold Corn. There are a number of entree options, in categories of poultry, duck, beef, pork, seafood, vegetables, and noodles and rice. Highlights include Crispy Beef, composed of shredded prime beef quick-fried with carrots and celery, then cooked in a hot, spicy sauce; Double Happiness, a combination of jumbo shrimp and scallops in a special sauce; and Peking Duck served with thin pancakes. Owner John Law especially touts the Kung-Po Chicken, consisting of diced poultry and scallions cooked in a spicy, red-chili pepper sauce and garnished with peanuts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nobody makes the sauce like us,â&#x20AC;? he said. There are also chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s specials such as Ginger Shrimp, which is battered shrimp quick-fried with shredded ginger root in a sweet-and-milky, spicy hot sauce; and the zesty Orange Beef. Delivery is available (for a $1 charge) within five miles of the restaurant, 5-9 p.m. daily, with a minimum $15 order.

Mandarin Houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dining room is relaxed, yet elegant. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON


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St. Peter’s Book Sale offers summer reading, help for kindergartners in Africa Need some new books for the beach — or fun options for your kids’ summer reading? Come browse the book fair this Sunday, July 15, in the courtyard of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar. They’ll be setting out hundreds of great reads from St. Peter’s Thrift Shop, including best-selling fiction, mysteries, biographies, cookbooks and lots of books for young readers. Prices are $1 for paperbacks, $2 for hardbacks and 50 cents for any children’s book. Even better, proceeds from the sale will help support children in need in Africa. The Thrift Shop will be donating funds to Joy to the World Kindergarten, a small school in Odibo, Namibia. Many of the children at Joy to the World are HIV/AIDS orphans, and live in thatched huts, struggling in a world of hunger and poverty. At Joy to the World, the little ones receive hot lunches, lessons in reading, writing, and singing, as well as lots of care and fun, preparing them for first grade at public school. The book sale will run from 8:30 a.m. until noon. St. Peter’s is located at 334 14th St. in Del Mar Village, one block east of Highway 101. For more information, see

L’Auberge Del Mar to hold 4th Annual Opening Day After Party L’Auberge Del Mar’s “party of the year” is one of the most popular tickets in town after the races on Opening Day. The event is held Wednesday, July 18, from 5-11 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person and include delicious tastes from talk-of-the town Executive Chef Scott Thomas Dolbee of Kitchen 1540, killer cocktails from the hotel’s mixologists and music by three-time winner of the San Diego Music Award for Best DJ, DJ Gabe Vega who blends in his local San Diego roots to create the sweetest sounds. The hotel’s stunning ocean views add to the excitement of the evening. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from L’Petite Boutique online at For a more intimate experience, private cabanas and tables are also available. Please call 800-245-9757 or visit www.laubergedelmar. com for more information. L’Auberge Del Mar is located at 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 92014.

The Brigantine in Del Mar reopens after remodel The Brigantine in Del Mar has reopened after undergoing a complete remodel. The renovation gives the restaurant a new contemporary look, but it still offers the signature Brigantine feel and ambiance. Enjoy this racing season in the restaurant’s new expanded bar space complete with sliding windows that open to the patio and deck, giving a spectacular view of the track. On the south side of the restaurant more windows have been added to increase light and brighten up the bar and lounge area. For more information, The Brigantine is located at 3263 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar; 858-481-1166.





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North Coast Rep to present ‘Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!’

North Coast Repertory Theatre will present “Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!” 7:30 p.m., Monday, July 16, and Tuesday, July 17, and Monday, July 23, and Tuesday, July 24. Written by Maripat Donovan and Marc Silvia, the comedy follows the antics that ensue when the convent needs a new roof and the order decides that Sister (with her extensive gambling experience running the church bingo for the last 25 years) will organize a Las Vegas night. Sister will tackle topics ranging from magicians and showgirls to live-animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Tickets $25-$30. (858) 481-1055.

Burlap chef to appear on ‘Bizarre Foods America’; Viewing party to be held July 16 Burlap’s Chef Anthony Sinsay will be on Andrew Zimmern’s “Bizarre Foods America” airing on Monday, July 16, at 9 p.m. on the Travel Channel. Sinsay will be taking Zimmern to National City’s best Filippino restaurants. To celebrate this appearance, Sinsay will host a viewing party at Burlap on July 16 from 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m., offering complimentary Filipino street foods and drink specials to guests in attendance. Burlap is located in the Del Mar highlands Town Center (corner of El Camino Real and Del Mar Heights Rd. in Carmel Valley;


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‘Divine Rivalry’ a duel of the masters NBC’s weight-loss series ‘The Biggest Loser’ to BY DIANA SAENGER Competitions among rivals are nothing new. Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci faced off in a painting match back in the 16th century as Old Globe playgoers will learn at the West Coast premiere of “Divine Rivalry,” by Michael Kramer with D. S. Moynihan, and directed by Michael Wilson. The play is based on a real-life event between the famous artists and Niccolò Machiavelli, the Italian diplomat, historian and political theorist who wrote “The Prince,” and who orchestrated the competition. But there’s more to the contest than a rivalry between the artists. As the chancellor of Florence, Machiavelli has a political agenda in mind. Seeing how much Michelangelo’s statue of David, inspires people, and worried about invasions of his precious Florence, Machiavelli hypes the competition to draw crowds in the hope they will be compelled to protect the state. The cast stars Miles Anderson, Euan Morton, and David Selby. The Renaissance-era costumes by David C. Woolard should be a treat. Also intriguing will be the visual effects on a stage screen (like The David) that will set the at-

hold open casting call in San Diego July 21

NBC’s popular reality series “The Biggest Loser” is launching a 13-city cross-country search to find new contestants for the next edition of the hit show. Individuals who have at least 85 lbs. to lose are encouraged to apply for the new season, which will air in January 2013. An open call will be held in San Diego on Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at NTC Venues at Liberty Station (2640 Historic Decatur Rd. San Diego, 92106). Casting producers are looking for charismatic individuals who have the desire to change their lives forever and vie for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lose weight and compete for a grand prize of $250,000. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and legal residents of the United States. For those who are unable to attend a casting call, information on how to apply to the show and submit a videotape is available on and People will not be allowed to line up prior to three hours before the start of the open call. Candidates should bring a non-returnable photo of themselves.

D. S. Moynihan and Michael Kramer are the playwrights of ‘Divine Rivalry. PHOTO: HENRY DIROCCO

If you go What: ‘Divine Rivalry’ Where: 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park When: Matinees, evenings to Aug. 5 Tickets: From $29 Box Office: (619) 234-5623 Website:

Clarifying confusion about prostate cancer screenings is focus of free Scripps Educational Program July 18 To help clarify public confusion about prostate cancer screenings, Scripps Health will host a free educational program “Prostate Cancer Screening: The Other Side of the Story” on Wednesday, July 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Schaetzel Center at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. The program is open to the general public and validated parking will be provided. Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla is located at 9888 Genesee Ave., La Jolla 90237. More information on events is available by calling 1-800-SCRIPPS.

mosphere. Patrons should come away from the show with a hint of the egos of Michelangelo – a very religious man, and Leonardo da Vinci – a man of reason.

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Expert helps people find a career that is the ‘right fit’ BY KELLEY CARLSON Christie Gilbert’s career is helping other people find a career. The principal and owner of Gilbert Consulting Services often works with college students in their third and fourth years, new graduates, and people who are finding themselves in the wrong career and are needing to transition. Gilbert, of Carmel Valley, has developed a process to help her clients understand who they are and what career fits them. Then she helps them network and find opportunities that are interesting to them. “The more self-aware you are, the easier it is to find and pursue your passion,” Gilbert said. The Colorado native knew she was on the right career path from her first job, at Digital Equipment Corp. (HP). During her time there, from 1981 to 1996, she served as an education program manager and later as an organizational development management consultant. While she was employed there, Gilbert earned a bachelor of science degree

in business administration from Regis University in Denver, and a master’s certificate in curriculum instructional design and technology from the University of Colorado. Gilbert then became an independent management consultant, facilitating learning programs and simulations in the areas of team effectiveness, process improvement, change management, performance technology and organizational development, for nearly a year. After working for Compaq/Digital Equipment Corp. (now Hewlett-Packard) and Kinko’s Inc., Gilbert landed her dream job as director of learning and development at the now-defunct software company Peregrine Systems in March 2002. She moved to Carmel Valley from Ventura with her husband, Marty Streim, to be close to her job — and was laid off four months later. Yet Gilbert kept a positive attitude. “It all worked out,” she said. Her next step was to become an independent con-

sultant for Strategic Organizational Solutions, before being named director of global learning and organizational development for Memec LLC. Finally, in 2004, she established Gilbert Consulting Services, offering executive coaching and leadership training along with organizational development services. From 2006 to 2010, she provided coaching services for early tenure professionals as a faculty member of leadership development for a top global consulting firm. More recently, Gilbert started spending time helping friends and clients handle career transitions, and subsequently began transitioning into a career development coach. She helps people find jobs suited for them, but is not a life coach. “It’s very rewarding when working with a client and when they have those ‘a-ha’ moments,” Gilbert said. There are two important steps in finding satisfaction and success in a career: becoming self-aware and identifying your strengths and weaknesses, and build-

Christie Gilbert ing and leveraging your network, Gilbert advised. “Most people in successful careers have relationships they built along the way,” she added. Gilbert has aided hundreds of people from around the world in their jobs over the years, and identifies a local woman as one of her top success stories. The woman was a high achiever in high school, and enrolled at UCSD as a finance major upon advice from her family. However, she was struggling academically in her second year. After Gilbert had the student take an as-

sessment test, they discovered the major wasn’t “right” for her. Deciding to instead pursue international business, the woman switched majors, and Gilbert coached her with networking and internship interviews. The student said she now has the best internship she ever dreamed of. Kim Perl, a friend of Gilbert’s, said that as a favor to her a few years ago, Gilbert met with her sons to help them get past a few obstacles so they could continue collaborating on their iPhone app business. “She (Gilbert) was a

huge help... As she began to help more and more people find their way forward in meaningful and fulfilling ways, she began to realize helping people identify and achieve their career goals was her passion!” Perl said in an e-mail. “That’s when she decided to fully embrace this new direction in her own career. Her coaching approach focuses on the use of assessments to aid in a client’s self-discovery of strengths and personality traits, followed by guidance as to how to leverage them, and she’s very good at it!” Gilbert said her goal is to help build the next generation of leaders. “It’s great to watch folks progress,” Gilbert said. She meets with clients for an average of three sessions, although the number depends on the services needed. Her hourly fees vary, and sliding scale is available. For more information, e-mail christieg@earthlink. net.


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Rockola to perform at July 17 Twilight Concert in Del Mar The Del Mar Foundation’s next Summer Twilight Concert will be held on Tuesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. at Powerhosue Park in Del Mar. (Powerhouse Park is located at 1658 Coast Boulevard Del Mar, 92014; (858) 755-1556.) The event will feature the music of Rockola (

Quartetto Sorrento to provide classical music at July 15 Carmel Valley Summer Serenades concert The fourth concert in the Carmel Valley Summer Serenades Concert Series, this Sunday, July 15, is a departure from the usual dance/entertainment-style band and will showcase, instead, Quartetto Sorrento (in photo at right), a string quartet that will play several classical selections. The group will be playing at Solana Highlands Neighborhood Park from 5-7 p.m. and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the wonderful sounds of this amazing quartet. The group was formed in 2008 by Paula Simmons, a violist, and concert conductor to perform in venues throughout southern California. “It’s extremely difficult,” says Simmons, “to find people that are compatible both musically and personality-wise,” but she was able to get cellist Gordon Grubbs and violinists Alyze Dreiling and Greg Lawrence, all of the San Diego Cabrillo Chamber Orchestra, to come together to form Quartetto Sorrento. Simmons lives in Carmel Valley and is co-owner of the Violin Shop in Sorrento Valley, which is where the inspiration for the name came from. For more info., call 858552-1616 or visit and look under Entertainment/Summer Park Concerts.

La Jolla’s Concerts by the Sea series kicks off July 15

The summer series in La Jolla opens Sunday, July 15, with an afternoon of swing music by the 10-piece ‘band,’ Big Time Operator, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla Cove. The free event sports a concession stand and dancing. (858) 454-1600.

La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest returns July 31 One year after marking its 25th anniversary in grand style, La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest returns Tuesday, July 31, poised to make bold statements about the breadth and transformative power of music. The new season will feature an evening with jazz luminary Branford Marsalis, the last La Jolla appearance by festival favorites the Tokyo String Quartet, and a sweeping oratorio by Chinese composer Tan Dun, “Water Passion after St. Matthew,” which will be performed in La Jolla Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Theatre. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove. SummerFest 2012 will run July 31-Aug. 24 at various locations in La Jolla, Downtown San Diego and Carlsbad. For mor einformation and a schedule of events, visit SummerFest-2012-/Performances/ or call (858) 459-3728.

More summer concerts offered cert is Friday, July 20, 4 p.m., featuring Wavves. For more information, call 858-755-1141 or visit www.delmarscene. com. • The North Coast Symphony, under the direction of Daniel Swem, will present “Summer Spectacular” at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, at Seacoast Community Church, 1050 Regal Road, Encinitas.

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he Del Mar Foundation sponsored an Independence Day parade on Wednesday, July 4, at Powerhouse Park. Families donned in patriotic clothes traced the parade route on decorated bikes, scooters, wagons and baby strollers. The mayor and City Council members led the parade, and Hullabaloo performed a short concert. Visit www.delmarfoundation. org. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

The Khoury and Halpern families

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Many people — and canines — dressed in red, white and blue.

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onner’s Cause for Children presented “Summer Lovin’! A Luncheon, Boutique and Fashion Show” on June 3 at the Santaluz Club. The event included lunch and a runway fashion show featuring summer styles by the boutique vendors. Proceeds benefit families with the monumental task of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. PHOTOS: ROB MCKENZIE

Becky Giacalone, Tina Egge of Jeweled Fate, Nancy, Joey and Sophia Monaco

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Longtime Solana Beach salon and barber shop a community staple BY CLAIRE HARLIN EDITOR@DELMARTIMES.NET

Decades ago, the local barber shop was the common gathering place for men of all ages. It was a cheerful place where men could get together, read the paper and talk about sports among other things. This scene hasn’t totally disappeared, however, and especially not in Solana Beach. One can always walk into the barber shop at Salon by the Cove, located at 128 South Acacia, and find that very atmosphere. “We’re absolutely run From left: Alton Rivera and owner David Schenk stand in front of Salon by the Cove, which has served the Solana like an old-timey barber Beach community for more than two decades. shop,” said owner David Schenk, who has worked as a barber in the area for more than 25 years. “We always get together in the morning and read the paper and talk guy talk … We talk about sports and golf and, well, that’s all I can tell you.” For those who have had their hair cut at the walk-in barber shop, which is adjoined by a ladies’ salon, they likely remember longtime barber Jim Rogers, who retired about six months ago at the age of 91. Rogers began his career as a barber in the Marine Corps in the 1940s and he later opened a shop in Oceanside and then came to Solana Beach in 1982 to work full time. “Basically everyone in the area who’s picked up a pair of scissors or a razor, you worked for Jim Rogers,” Schenk said. Now the barber shop has three barbers, and Schenk has built a large following of regulars. He said he cuts the kids’ hair of many men he remembers putting on the booster seat decades ago. He started his Solana Beach salon at a nearby location 25 year ago, and he moved to the current building, which overlooks Fletcher Cove, about seven years ago. “Pretty much everyone who walks in the door I’ve known for at least 20 years,” he said. “It’s definitely a fun job. It’s social and easygoing and relaxed.” Schenk continued, “Eventually it gets to where you know everyone in town.” Schenk said being a barber is a craft — “an art if you will, a skill.” But in addition to having an eye for a good haircut, Schenk and salon manager Michele Catalano said communication is a vital part of running a great barbershop and salon. “Ninety percent of the result comes from the experience a client has here,” said Catalano. “You have to have the skill, but it’s so much more than that.” For more information, call (858)755-3370 or visit

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La Jolla Art Association presents ‘Summer’s Magic’ The La Jolla Art Association will feature the talent of plein air artists in the San Diego area in their next show, “Summer’s Magic.” The show date is from July 30 to Aug. 12. On Saturday, Aug. 4, there will be a Gala Opening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Refreshments and beverages will be served and patrons will have a chance to mingle with the artists. The La Jolla Art Gallery is open free to the public from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Sunday. It is located at 8100 Paseo del Ocaso in La Jolla, in La Jolla Shores. The phone number is 858-459-1196. Anyone interested in a prospectus to enter the show or for more information about this show and other La Jolla Art Association events please visit the website at: or email


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Exempt Contact Person: Jean Crutchfield, Associate Planner Description: A request for Design Review Permit to remodel an existing single-family residence and to construct additional floor area, including: a main-level addition; a new lower-level garage/workshop; and a new second-story addition. A new staircase is proposed on the north side of the existing detached garage. NEW APPLICATION(S): ITEM 2 DRB-12-10 CDP-12-03 APN: 299-136-07 Location: 2024 Ocean Front Avenue Owners/Applicants: Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cooper Agent: C.J. Light Associates Zone: R1-5B Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Matt Bator, AICP, Senior Planner Description: A request for Design Review and Coastal Development Permits to demolish a one-story residence and to construct a new, two-story residence over a basement and perform associated site improvements. Note: This project is located within the Coastal Commission’s appeals area. ITEM 3 DRB-12-11 APN: 300-321-34 Location: 915 Camino del Mar Applicant: AT&T Mobility Owner: Del Mar Properties Agent: Adam Jones, PlanCom, Inc. Zone: CC Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Matt Bator, AICP, Senior Planner Description: A request for a Design Review Permit to modify/upgrade an existing Commercial Mobile Radio Antenna Facility located on the roof of a building within the Central Commercial (CC) Zone. The applicant is proposing to: replace four (4) existing two-foot-tall antennas with four-foot-tall antennas; and install four (4) additional four-foot-tall antennas for a new total of eight (8) antennas at this wireless carrier’s facility. ITEM 4 DRB-12-12 APN: 299-260-17 Location: 347 Serpentine Drive Applicant/Owner: 347 Serpentine, LLC Agent: Bokal and Sneed Architects Zone: R1-10 Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Jean Crutchfield, Associate Planner Description: A request for a Design Review Permit to perform exterior modifications associated with a remodel of a two-story single-family residence to include: construction of a 180 square-foot deck located within the existing garage roof; removal of a balcony located on the western building elevation; and window/door modifications. ITEM 5 DRB-12-13 APN: 300-251-08 Location: 543 Tewa Court Owner: Jane and Steve Voss Agent: Bokal and Sneed Architects Zone: R1-10 Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Jean Crutchfield, Associate Planner Description: A request for a Design Review Permit to construct a 358 square-foot addition to a one-story single-family residence and modify/ lower existing garage roof to a flat roof. ADJOURNMENT DM704, 7/12/2012 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2012-00098510-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO Central Division, Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. PETITION OF: Vencion James Jordan for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Vencion James Jordon to Proposed Name Vencion Henry Jackson. 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


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-017748 Fictitious Business Name(s):

a. Computer Geeks Outlet b. Geeks Outlet Located at: 1890 Ord Way, Oceanside, CA., 92056, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following:, 1890 Ord Way, Oceanside, CA., 92056. State of Incorporation/Organization: CA. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 06/28/2012. Geoffrey J. Hildebrandt. DM703, Jul. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-015622 Fictitious Business Name(s): Signatures Salon on 101 Located at: 184 N. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA., 92024, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 6307 Citracado Circle, Carlsbad, CA., 92009. This business is conducted by: A Limited Partnership. The ďŹ rst day of business was: 5/19/03. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Marsha Bell, 6307 Citracado Circle,


Carlsbad, CA., 92009. #2. Stephen Fischer, 1014 Nardo Rd., Encinitas, CA., 92024. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 06/06/2012. Stephen Fischer. DM702, Jul. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-015932 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Whole Nutrition USA b. Richway Amethyst BioMat San Diego Free Trial Center Located at: 4609 Convoy St., Suite B, San Diego, CA., 92111, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 4609 Convoy St., Suite B, San Diego, CA., 92111. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Whole Nutrition USA Inc., 12742 Briarcrest Pl., Apt. 15, San Diego, CA., 92130. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 06/11/2012. Anan Wang. CV377, Jul. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2012-00099745-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA Civil Division, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92112-0128. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 120128. PETITION OF: Gang Wang for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Gang Wang ďŹ led a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Gang Wang to Proposed Name William G. Wang. 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 ďŹ le 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 ďŹ led, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Aug. 17, 2012 Time: 8:15 a.m, Dept D-8. 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, Carmel Valley News. Date: Jun. 27, 2012. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court CV376, Jul. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-017432 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Shapar Homes b. Located at: 13231 Denara Road, San Diego, CA., 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business was: 06/25/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Shahpar Ostovar, 13231 Denara Road, San Diego, CA., 92130. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 06/26/2012.

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name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must ďŹ le 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 ďŹ led, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Jul 27, 2012 Time: 8:15 a.m, Dept 8. The address of the court is 330 W. 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, Carmel Valley News. Date: Jun. 07, 2012. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court CV378, Jul. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012

July 12, 2012 Shahpar Ostovar. CV375, Jul. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-016074 Fictitious Business Name(s): PenBen San Diego located at: 23716 Birtcher Drive, Lake Forest, CA., 92630, Orange County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Pension & BeneďŹ t Insurance Services, Inc., 23716 Birtcher Drive, Lake Forest, CA., 92630. State of incorporation/ Organization: California. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on 06/12/2012. Adam Devone. CV374, Jul. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-015722 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Style Composition b. Style Composition Photography Located at: 3027 W Canyon Ave., San Diego, CA., 92123, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Richard M. Deomampo, 3027 W Canyon Ave., San Diego, CA., 92123. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 06/07/2012. Richard Deomampo. DM699, Jun. 28, Jul. 5, 12, 19, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-017382 Fictitious Business Name(s): Aqua Day Spa Located at: 4637 Convoy St., #105, San Diego, CA., 92111, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same as above. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Spa Del Mare Inc., 4637 Convoy St., #105, San Diego, CA., 92111. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 06/25/2012. Yoon Hee Bak. DM698, Jun. 28, Jul. 5, 12, 19, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-017086 Fictitious Business Name(s): Beach Baby Boot Camp Located at: 1504 Lake Dr., Cardiffby-the-Sea, CA., 92007, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business was: 6/14/12. This business is hereby registered by the following: Alisha Randall, 1504 Lake Dr., Cardiff-bythe-Sea, CA., 92007. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 06/21/2012. Alisha Randall. DM697, Jun. 28, Jul. 5, 12, 19, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-017123 Fictitious Business Name(s): Roots Rising Located at: 2140 Orinda Dr., Apt. A, Cardiff, CA., 92007, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business: has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Josh Blatter, 2140 Orinda Dr., Apt. A, Cardiff, CA., 92007. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 06/21/2012. Josh Blatter. DM696, Jun. 28, Jul. 5, 12, 19, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-016990 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. St. James Mission Circle


b. Mission Circle Located at: 925 South Nardo, Solana Beach, CA., 92075, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same as above. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The ďŹ rst day of business was: 11/04/2010. This business is hereby registered by the following: Pastor Of Saint James Catholic Parish in Solana Beach, California, 625 South Nardo, Solana Beach, CA., 92075. State of Incorporation/Organization: California. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 06/20/2012. Robert Giese. CV373. Jun. 28, Jul. 5, 12, 19, 2012

is timely ďŹ led, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Aug. 3, 2012 Time: 8:20 a.m, Dept 8. 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, Carmel Valley News. Date: Jun. 19, 2012. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court CV372, Jun. 28, Jul. 5, 12, 19, 2012

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2012-00099145-CU-PT-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, Civil Division, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101. PETITION OF: Robert Edward Dennison Jr. for change of name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Robert Edward Dennison Jr. ďŹ led a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Robert Edward Dennison Jr. to Proposed Name Robert Edward Dean. 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 ďŹ le 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

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And they’re off! Track-inspired desserts show around town The Kitchen Shrink

BY CATHARINE KAUFMAN Racing fever is in the air (or mare, pardon my pun) with Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack just around the bend. The six-week meet that begins on July 18 brings traditional and inspirational racing fare throughout the town. Desserts are particularly divine and decadent, and ironically cannot be enjoyed by scale-obsessed jockeys whose indulgences are a dropperful of yoghurt or a morsel of a muesli bar. The nags mostly eat oats, forage and green apples. So it’s our job to consume the sweets of the racing season, richer than the purse at the Kentucky Derby. Here’s a run-down of the best offerings across the board.

OPENING continued from page B1 award prizes based on hats’ creativity and style in five categories: Best Racing Theme, Funniest or Most Outrageous, Most Glamorous, Best Flowers/All Others and Best Fascinator, a new category that features headpieces attached by a clip or headband. “The hat business is booming,” said Julie Sarno in a news release, who began the contest in 1995 and continues to coordinate it each year. “More women are daring to wear hats and fascinators. Wearing a fascinator is like dipping your toe in the water. It completes the outfit but is not as big a commitment as a hat. A well-designed hat or fascinator completes an outfit, adding to its appeal and allure.” In an interview, she added that hot pink is the trendy color this season. Entries will be taken until 3 p.m., which will be the start of the hats parade. In all categories except Best Fascinator, first place will win $300, while second place will receive $200 and third place will get $100. The winner of Best Fascinator will be given $100. The Bing Crosby Grand

From the Horse’s Mouth Executive Chef Barry Schneider with Del Mar Fairgrounds & Racetrack has a pair of Opening Day desserts at the Turf Club that belong in the winner’s circle. You can’t lose with the Lucky Golden Horse Shoe Chocolate “Pyramid,” smooth like jockey silks, this chocolate caramel mousse has a crispy chocolate hazelnut crunch, and mound of antioxidant seasonal berries. For the traditionalists, there’s Del Mar’s house-made warm Peach Cobbler with an almond streusel topping, and dollop of vanilla Haagen Dazs. Chef Barry also recommends checking out the Gastro Celebrity Pub to satisfy cravings for Del Mar’s Signature Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting, and Sky High Frozen Mocha Mud Pie drizzled with chocolate sauce. Off-track Eating Chef Bernard Guillas from La Jolla’s Marine Room has created a winning “Trifecta” combo, a trilogy of treats on a single plate — a refreshing Hibiscus Blood Orange Tarte, Canton Ginger Pot de Crème and a Feuillantine Gianduja Crunch of hazelnut leaf. Prize recipient — chosen from the winners of each category — will be awarded two round-trip airline vouchers to anywhere in the U.S. aboard American Airlines. Also, the winner in the Most Glamorous category will be presented with a gift from The Diamond Boutique in Del Mar. All hats contest entrants will receive two free admission passes for a future visit to the races. “Hat competitions abound, but none is greater or with more spectacular hats than the opening day hat contest at Del Mar,” said Los Angeles-based hat designer Alakazia, who creates hats for celebrities, including Lady Gaga, in a news release. “The world is my oyster and hats are my passion! The array at Del Mar is simply astounding.” Other planned activities at the track include a performance of the national anthem at 1 p.m.; the HippityHop Derby, in which Camp Del Mar participants bounce on large balls in a race down the stretch; and a special guest’s rendition of “Where the Turf Meets the Surf” as part of Sing With Bing. The feature race of the day will be the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes for 3-yearolds on the turf. It will likely

Crisp and Bubbly Nectarine and Raspberry Cobbler In honor of the thoroughbreds, here’s an oat-loaded cobbler with fresh summery fruit that’s a sure bet during track season and always. Ingredients 5 pounds (about a dozen) ripe-yet-firm nectarines Zest from one lemon (I prefer Meyer) 2 cups light brown sugar 1 1/2 cups, plus 2 tablespoons unbleached flour 1/2 pint fresh raspberries 1 cup oatmeal 1/2 pound sweet butter (diced) Dash of salt Few drops almond extract Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a rectangular baking dish with butter or canola oil. Cut the nectarines in thick slices, and

toss in a large bowl with zest, 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of flour. Blend in the raspberries. Transfer the fruit to the baking dish. Set aside. In a separate bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, oatmeal, salt, extract and butter. Mix with an electric mixer until crumbly. Sprinkle on fruit, and bake until golden and bubbly, about one hour. Serve solo or with a generous scoop of vanilla bean gelato.

For the gluten-free, there’s a Three-Layer Dacquois, piling high flavors of mocha, toffee, pistachio, wild strawberry and Thai basil syrup. La Valencia Hotel has an outrageous dessert line-up, the field ranging from a Passion Fruit and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with candied macadamias to a Poached Peach Upside-Down Cake dressed in blueberry sorbet

and pecan praline. Del Mar’s “Asian Cowboy” aka Burlap saddles up a peanut kettle corn chocolate banana cream mousse, sesame apricot shortcake with a heavy-handed scoop of mascarpone ice cream, and Vietnamese chocolate brownies. Fluid Front Runners If your sweet of choice comes in liquid form, the favorites are good and plenty.

These mulit-tasking libations will also ease the pain (if you’re losing). At the track the old standbys still flow like the Palomino’s manes, including the Del Martini, the Del Mary, the Del Mar Rumrunner and the Del Margarita, either traditional or with an antioxidant twist of pomegranate juice. For those wearing hats on Opening Day, swing by Del Mar’s Davanti Enoteca for

be one of the later races on the card. For those who prefer to be away from the crowds, they can head to Del Mar’s satellite wagering facility, Surfside Race Place, which is adjacent to the track. The second-floor Saddle Club will be open, which features dozens of LED flat-screen TVs and live tellers. Food and drink will be available for purchase. “We heard from a number of people ... that as much as they love Opening Day, it’s hard for them to make a bet, find a seat (etc.),” Dado said. Tickets are $20 per person, and include table seating. They can be purchased on Opening Day through the Del Mar ticket office at (858) 792-4242 or at www.

than 100 silent auction items, from racing memorabilia to spa products, surfboards, restaurant gift certificates and equestrian items. Live auction items include a ride in a blimp, artwork by renowned equine artist Fred Stone, and a week’s stay at a luxury cabin at a lodge. This year’s master of ceremonies is Dan Cohen, KFMB morning news anchor. Guest speakers will be Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay Jr., and Laffit Pincay III, NBC Sports and HRTV host. Tickets cost $135; people are encouraged to RSVP by the “soft deadline” of July 16, but are still welcome to buy tickets after that date. Those who come to the event “are making a difference and standing up for the welfare of horses,” Mellen said. She noted that After the Finish Line raised $60,000 last year from the “Tribute”— nearly half of the annual total. Volunteers are still needed to help with preparations the week before the event, assisting with final details, setting up on the day of the celebration, and the “Tribute” itself. “It will be a lot of fun — it’s all about the horses,” Mellen said. Charity of the month at En Fuego Cantina & Grill En Fuego Cantina & Grill’s August charity of the month is After the Finish Line. The nonprofit worked with a bartender to specially create a Finish Line Margarita,

and the restaurant will donate $1 to the organization for every one of those drinks that are sold. Also, After the Finish Line will take over the restaurant for a party titled “A Fiesta for the Horses” from 6 p.m. to midnight Aug. 8. During this time, 10 percent of all restaurant sales will be donated to the group. “What you eat is what you spend,” Mellen said. “It’s going out to dinner, but dinner with a cause.” She added that they are working on securing a guest bartender for the evening, possibly a jockey. En Fuego is at 1342 Camino del Mar in Del Mar. After the Finish Line Thoroughbred Series horse show Off the Track Thoroughbreds, or OTTBs, will compete for $1,000 in prize money in the After the Finish Line Thoroughbred Series at the Del Sol Classic Horse Show. The event is scheduled for Aug. 15 and 16 at the Del Mar Horsepark, at the corner of Via de la Valle and El Camino Real. These hunters and jumpers are examples of former racehorses who have been retrained for another career. Mellen said many OTTBs also achieve success in polo, therapy, trail, dressage or even just as companions. For more details about the free event, go to Pacificfest Join After the Finish Line

AFTER continued from page B1 esty of Thoroughbreds,” is slated to run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 26 at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. There will be a reception with hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and a full-course dinner. In addition, there will be silent and live auctions. Mellen said there will be more

a complimentary signature house libation, or sister eatery Mia Francesca for a glass of Italian white Prosecco. The Pink Lady has a pair of summer juleps — a bourbon strawberry bitters or mottled stewed peaches and mint.Other whistle-whetters include a roasted pineapple margarita and Cabrillo Sangria with dry rose. Triple Crown Treats If you’re throwing your own Opening Day shindig at home, the dessert field is wide open. Use flavors reminiscent of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. Some southern Derby delights might include a Mint Julep cake with bourbon butter sauce, a silky crème de menthe Grasshopper Pie, or boozy bourbon truffle balls with candied pecan crust. Memories of Maryland include wild strawberry shortcake or a Black-eyed Susan spice cake with orange, rum and pineapple chunks. For New York state-of-mind desserts try a Belmont Breeze pie incorporating the flavors of the signature cocktail — bourbon, lemon, cranberry and mint. For additional racetrack recipes, email kitchenshrink@ for its second annual Pacificfest party on Aug. 25, the night before the Del Mar racetrack’s signature race, the $1 million Pacific Classic. Set from 6:30 to 10 p.m., at the Law Offices of Bing I. Bush Jr., 1330 Camino del Mar in Del Mar, guests can dance to a live band and eat Mexican food. They are asked to bring their favorite wine or Mexican beer. A silent auction will be held, as well. Last year, racing and equestrian paraphernalia, wine and restaurant certificates were among the items up for bid. There is a recommended minimum tax-deductible donation of $10 to After the Finish Line, and funds will specifically go to thoroughbred rescue organizations in California. Last year’s Pacificfest netted more than $5,000. “Even with a down economy, our donations have increased year after year,” Mellen said. “We have become more well-known throughout the United States, and the support has been wonderful.” For more information or to buy tickets for the fundraisers, or to sponsor, donate auction items or volunteer, contact Mellen at or (858) 9451371. To learn more about After the Finish Line, go to www. or www.


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Prudential experts to hold free seminar July 18 on avoiding pitfalls when buying a home Shelley and Peter Linde of Prudential California Realty are hosting a free informative seminar on Wednesday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m., at the Marriott Del Mar, Shelley Linde 11966 El Camino Real, Carmel Valley, 92130. Joining them will be two dynamic guest speakers. All three speakers will be addressing how to avoid the pitfalls in making a purchase in today’s real estate market. According to Shelley Linde who has worked as a Realtor in both Northern California and San Diego, buying property to-

day is a lot more complicated. The internet has created a false impression that you find your home online and simply go to an open house to make your purchase. Buyers and sellers are both becoming disillusioned with the process. In this seminar they plan to point out what to look for in a location, in a structure and in a loan — photographs on the internet don’t tell the entire story. “A home is the largest investment most of us will ever make,” Shelley Linde said. “Our goal is for our guests to be able to make smart purchases and invest in their family’s future both financially and emotionally.” An evening of information, fun and food — free of charge! Space is limited. To reserve a seat, please RSVP to Linde Properties at slinde@ or call 760-585-5824.

Coldwell Banker announces Outstanding Performance Award winners Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage recently announced the recipients of the company’s Outstanding Performance Award for the month of May. The coveted award recognizes agents within San Diego County who meet and exceed exceptionally high transaction goals while providing unparalleled client service. It is a very special honor exemplifying the high level of professionalism, consistency and productivity for which Coldwell Banker is renowned. Recipients of the prestigious award include: Larry Baker, Devon Boulon, Team Bourda, Harriet Brown, Jim Delpy & Abel Cassell, Sandi Chenoweth, Toni Church, Francee Colace, Casey Cooke Team, George Cooke Team, Silvana Freestone, John Goodell, Mike Habib, Marilyn Hanes, Harwood Team, Jeff Jenkel, Marina Karavokiris, Candis Kolb, Helen Krunglevics, Eric Matz, Saied Mojabi, Robert Mollett, Linda Moore, Rossana Pestana, Frank Rashid, Barbra Revak, Catrina Russell, Gary Sopata, Carol Thompson and Jeff Underdahl. “These agents have helped Coldwell Banker establish a legacy as the nation’s leading real estate brokerage rooted in trust, integrity and expert market knowledge,” said Marty Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for San Diego County and Temecula Valley.

Willis Allen Real Estate’s Del Mar branch welcomes Realtor Michelle L. Seda Willis Allen Real Estate recently announced the addition of Realtor Michelle L. Seda to its Del Mar branch. “I chose Willis Allen because they are the best in San Diego!” Seda said. “They strive for and succeed in their commitment to provide superior customer service.” Seda has lived in San Diego for 20 years and takes an active role in the community – involvement she says offers an invaluable insider’s perspective of the local neighborhoods, schools and overall vibe of the community. “My participation in local PTAs and the Solana Beach Foundation means I have my finger on the pulse of the issues facing the school districts and the community – information potential homebuyers want to know,” says Seda. Willis Allen’s Del Mar Branch Manager Judith Bradley says Seda is a huge asset to the company’s Del Mar Branch. “Michelle’s

background in sales is an obvious asset,” says Bradley, “but it’s her knowledge of the community that gives her an edge. Michelle is a pleasure to work with – honest and willing to go the extra mile for her clients. We’re proud to have her on our team.” To contact Michelle L. Seda, call 619-322-0200 or send email to

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Deborah Moceri joins Willis Allen Real Estate’s Del Mar Branch Willis Allen Real Estate announced recently that Realtor Deborah Moceri has been added to its Del Mar team. Moceri has lived in Del Mar for 20 years. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Moceri worked as a marriage and family therapist for 15 years. She says this backDeborah ground enables her work in Moceri partnership with clients, helping them overcome obstacles and achieve their goals for homeownership. “Buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions a person makes,” says Moceri. “It’s a decision that touches on the most crucial areas of their life. Emotions, sense of identity, wellbeing of the entire family, and financial security are all impacted. As a Realtor, I take that responsibility very seriously.” Del Mar Branch Manager Judith Bradley says Moceri’s interpersonal skills comple-

ment her professional qualifications and knowledge of the local real estate marketplace. “Deborah is trustworthy, ethical, and someone who truly cares about her clients’ success,” says Bradley. “We are excited to have her on the Willis Allen team.” Moceri says the feeling is mutual. “I feel right at home with the Willis Allen philosophy and the emphasis on integrity, professionalism, and top-rate customer service,” she says. “I am proud to be a part of the legacy that Willis Allen Real Estate has developed in San Diego for nearly a century.” A Colorado transplant, Moceri stays busy hiking, doing yoga and walking Del Mar’s beautiful cliffs with her Westie. She also enjoys live theater performances, playing bridge and participating in a book club. Additionally, Moceri volunteers twice a week at the Helen Woodward Animal Center. To contact Deborah Moceri call 858735-8890 or send email to

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