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Public invited to weigh in on senior facility BY KAREN BILLING A scoping meeting for Hacienda Del Mar, the proposed senior facility on Via de la Valle, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. at Torrey Pines High School’s lecture hall. At the meeting, members of the public are invited to provide input on what the environmental impact

report (EIR) for the project should study. The proposed project is located next to the polo fields on some of the last acres of open space in the San Dieguito River Valley. As the project has moved through the planning phases, neighbors have expressed concerns about density, community character

and water as the lot sits in a floodplain. Developer Milan Capital’s plan is for Hacienda Del Mar to have less than 10-percent lot coverage, with the remainder of the 23.87-acre site used for dedicated open space. The plan includes four one-story buildings of independent and assisted

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living and memory care units clustered below the hillside at the eastern portion of the property. The remaining 11 acres on the western side of the property, closest to El Camino Real, will be restored as natural habitat. As the project is located on SEE FACILITY, A17

he Torrey Pines High School Scholarship Fund (TPHSSF) held a fundraiser Jan. 7 at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar to honor the memory of Nicolas Leslie, TPHS Class of 2014. Leslie, a 20-year-old Del Mar native, was murdered in the ISIS-sponsored terrorist attack in Nice, France on July 14, 2016. The much-beloved only child of Del Mar residents Paola and Conrad Leslie, Nick was in France participating in a summer study abroad program through UC Berkeley where he was set to begin his junior year in the Haas School of Business. The TPHSSF recently created the Nicolas Leslie Memorial Scholarship to further Nick’s legacy at TPHS and beyond. (Above) Nicolas Leslie's father, Conrad, recounts the life of his son. See pages A15 for more. Visit

Del Mar fair board commits $250,000 to planning for proposed concert venue BY JOE TASH The agency that runs the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds took the first step toward turning an underperforming satellite wagering center into a 1,900-seat concert venue, agreeing to spend $250,000 on preliminary planning for the conversion. The board of directors of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which oversees fairgrounds operations, voted unanimously to make the expenditure at

its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 3. The vote followed a report presented at the board’s December meeting, by a team of California State University San Marcos business students, that the project - which will cost an estimated $11 million in up-front construction costs - makes financial sense. “The numbers they (the Cal State San Marcos team) presented show this does make sense for the 22nd DAA to SEE VENUE, A17

The San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees has narrowed its search for a new superintendent to one candidate, Eric Dill. Dill has been serving as interim superintendent of the district since July 1, 2016 following the departure of former Eric Dill superintendent Rick Schmitt. Dill joined the district in 2001. He was promoted to associate superintendent of business services in 2010. Other positions he has held include executive director of business services and director of risk management. San Dieguito Union High School District Board President Amy Herman said, “We have been impressed with Mr. Dill’s leadership of the district since he assumed the responsibility of interim superintendent last summer and are pleased that he has agreed to fulfill this role permanently.” SEE DILL, A17

County supervisors get salary boosts BY KAREN BILLING The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a 12.5 percent raise for themselves at the Jan. 10 meeting, a salary increase of more than $19,000 a year. Newly-appointed board vice chair Kristin Gaspar, who represents District 3, was the sole vote against the raises. The new formula is based on the salaries of San Diego County Superior Court judges — the supervisors’ salary had been set at 80 percent of judges’ salaries. Per the approval, it will now shift to 85 percent from March SEE SUPES, A18

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In the last week of 2016, grading and tree removal began on the new One Paseo mixed-use center on Del Mar Heights and El Camino Real. An official groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 11:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Speakers will be John Kilroy, CEO of Kilroy Realty Corporation, and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. One Paseo’s first retail and restaurant tenants are scheduled to open mid-to-late 2018 and the apartment homes and offices in early-to-mid 2019.

New San Diego County Fair website debuted BY JOE TASH A new website meant to convey the fun and excitement of attending the San Diego County Fair was officially unveiled Jan. 3 at a meeting of the board that oversees the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The state-owned fairgrounds is run by an agency, the 22nd District Agricultural Association, whose board members are appointed by the California governor. Adam Richardson, of the fairgrounds marketing department, said the new website is “high on experience, low on great walls of text.” The revamped site, at, is dominated by large photos of scenes from past fairs, and simplified to such clickable topics as participating in exhibits or performances, planning a visit, and what to see — which Richardson described as “the meat of the site.” The new website will work with a companion smart-phone app to tailor a visitor’s experience, Richardson said. For example, the app will use GPS to let visitors know where and when attractions can be found, from rides to animals to concerts. “It’s going to be a very personal experience,” Richardson said. Fair officials will also have the ability to highlight featured events, such as concerts, when they want to bolster ticket sales, Richardson said. Officials delayed the website rollout last month after local Indian groups wrote to the

The new website features more photos and graphics. district, saying that the fair’s 2017 theme, “How the West was Fun,” was offensive to Native Americans. The theme was a play on the phrase, “how the West was won,” which was also the title of a 1962 film. But in letters to the 22nd DAA, tribal leaders said the theme was insensitive to the murderous attacks inflicted on Indians during the 1800s. Fairgrounds officials then met with tribal leaders and agreed on a new theme: “Where the West is Fun.” The website was then updated to reflect the changed wording. The 22nd DAA said it will work with local tribal officials to include accurate Native American history in fair exhibits. The 2017 San Diego County Fair runs from June 2 through July 4.

CRIME REPORT Jan. 2 • Vehicle break-in/theft-600 block of Avenida Primavera, Del Mar, 11:12 a.m. • Felony possession of controlled substance-2100 block De la Valle, Carmel Valley, 12 p.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft-200 block of 23rd Street, Del Mar, 12 p.m. Jan. 3 • Misdemeanor use/under the influence of controlled substance (two cases)-600 block of Via de la Valle, Del Mar, 5 p.m. Jan. 4 • Vandalism, $400 or more-14800 block of Rancho Real, Del Mar, 4 p.m. • Drunk in public-700 block of Lomas

Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 4:23 p.m. • Petty theft-4100 block of Candidiz, Carmel Valley, 4:30 p.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft-100 block of Del Mar Shores Terrace, Solana Beach, 10 p.m. Jan. 5 • Use/under the influence of a controlled substance-5600 block of Shasta Daisy Trail, Pacific Highlands Ranch, 8:32 a.m. • Vandalism-13000 block of Ashley Falls Drive, Carmel Valley, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 7 • Vehicle break-in/theft-100 block of Cofair Avenue, Solana Beach, 5 p.m. • Drunk in public-800 block of Valley Avenue, Solana Beach, 8:05 p.m.


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Environmental groups, council members urge Obama to protect coast from oil spills BY MARÍA JOSÉ DURÁN City Council members Barbara Bry (District 1) and Lorie Zapf (District 2) along with reps from a half-dozen environmental organizations, gathered at La Jolla Shores on Friday, Jan. 6 to send a message to President Barack Obama to protect the San Diego coast from the consequences of oil and gas drilling. A letter to the sitting president was sent Monday, Jan. 9 with the signatures of more than 1,000 citizens petitioning Obama to include San Diego in the 1953 Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and permanently withdraw federal waters off the region’s coast from offshore oil and gas leasing. The effort is a continuance of Gov. Jerry Brown’s request to the President to protect the coasts of California in a similar manner. Stressing the importance of achieving the protection goals before Inauguration Day (Friday, Jan. 20) when Obama will be replaced by President-elect Donald Trump, council member Zapf said, “Mr. President, there is still time. Please, do not get on that helicopter Jan. 20 without invoking your authority to protect San Diego’s precious and beautiful coastline from any future drilling, for our children and the future generations.” Council member Bry took the podium to highlight the importance of La Jolla Shores and the San Diego coastline environmentally and economically. “Just out there is Matlahuayl State Marine Reserve (La Jolla Shores Underwater Marine Reserve), a protected underwater eco system that includes a variety of marine mammal species


I Love a Clean San Diego director Pauline Martinson, Wildcoast conservation director Zack Plopper, San Diego Coastkeeper director Matt O’Malley, District 2 City Council member Lorie Zapf, District 1 Council member Barbara Bry, San Diego Audubon Society conservation chair Jim Peugh, UCSD Ph.D. candidate and professional surfer Cliff Kapono and kelp forests,” she said, pointing to the ocean behind her. “This is just one of 11 Marine Protected Areas on the coast along San Diego County. These underwater state parks are a safe haven for the many unique species of wildlife that inhabit our coastal waters, and are enjoyed by our swimmers, divers, kayakers and surfers. Here, not only is our precious marine environment at stake, but San Diego’s economy is also greatly impacted by the health of our coastline.” Bry referred to the economic stimulus generated by tourists who chiefly come to San Diego to visit coastline landmarks and beaches, as well as the maritime industry,

which yields tax revenues originated offshore. “San Diego’s coastline is one of our most important natural assets and we need to preserve its health and beauty for future generations to enjoy,” she added. During the event, which took place at the La Jolla Shores boardwalk adjacent to the playground, representatives from I Love a Clean San Diego, San Diego Coastkeeper, Wildcoast, Surfrider Foundation and San Diego Audubon Society pledged support to the cause. San Diego Coastkeeper director Matt O’Malley spoke of the dangerous consequences that often stem from oil and

gas drilling offshore. “From Santa Barbara to the Gulf Coast, we have all seen the dangers of blind adherence to fossil fuels. Here in our backyard, we are working toward 100 percent renewable energy goals. We urge our leaders to protect the crown jewels we have behind us here in La Jolla, and the 70 miles of coastline we are using here in San Diego ... and permanently prohibit oil and gas drilling in our offshore waters.” On the same note, Wildcoast director Zack Plopper stated, “California is the world’s largest integrated network of Marine Protected Areas with over 545,000 acres of the state’s most iconic coastal sites — not only for wildlife and eco systems, but for communities around the world that fly to the California Coast to enjoy the amazing resources we have here. It would be absolutely devastating for the wildlife and our collective efforts to protect it if these efforts were undermined by a disaster like an oil spill or something related to that.” During his remarks, Jim Peugh of the San Diego Audubon Society supported the letter urging people to sign the petition. “With the temperature changes that have happened in the ocean already, and the changes in the ocean’s currents, we really don’t need to add to the pollution to make our ocean life even worse,” he said. To close the press conference, UC San Diego Ph.D. candidate and professional surfer Cliff Kapono, who hails from Hawaii, explained that oil and gas drilling offshore also affects the natural eco systems of the Islands.

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The play’s the thing for winning young writers BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT Seven aspiring playwrights will have their work shown as part of the 32nd annual Playwrights Project Festival of Plays by Young Writers, Jan. 19-29, at The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. Ranging in age from 12 to 18, they are the winners of the 2016 California Young Playwrights Contest, chosen from 385 entrants in a blind judging by local theater professionals. Of the six prize-winning plays (one is a collaboration), there will be four full-scale productions and two staged readings at the Globe, which has been hosting the festival for the past 18 years. Founded in 1985, Playwrights Project (PP) offers playwriting workshops in schools, produces community readings, and reaches out to about 10,000 people every year, nurturing writers and developing theater artists and audiences. Their annual festival is a chance to see plays by promising young people whose names may be up in lights someday. The Festival’s producer is Cecelia Kouma, PP’s executive director, who first came on board in 2000 as managing director in charge of school programs and took over from founding director Deborah Salzer a decade ago. What’s her favorite thing about the festival? “Watching the young writers’ reactions when they realize that the experts are taking their work seriously,” she said. “They’re treated as professionals here, even if they’re 12 years old.” Dramaturgs help the young writers get their scripts ready for prime time, which includes

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The prize-winning playwrights, whose work can be seen at The Old Globe Theatre, Jan. 19-29, include Matthew Maceda, 17 (‘The Dumping Ground’), Cassandra Hsiao, 16 (‘Supermarket of Lost’), Katie Taylor, 18 (‘Pros and Cons’), Eliana Dunn, 16 (‘Hackathon’), Minh-Son Tran, 13, and Samantha Rafter, 14 (‘A Play on Words’) and Absinthe McDonald, 12 (‘Turtle on a Rock’). fleshing out characters and trimming longer works down to no more than 30 minutes. This year’s main man behind the scenes is artistic director Ruff Yeager, an award-winning actor/director and theater professor at Southwestern College, who will be whipping the festival’s plays into final shape. Fun Fact: This is the fifth win for 17-year-old Matthew Maceda, who co-wrote his first winner with a fellow student at Mesa Verde Middle School in 2011, in a class taught by Playwrights Project founder Deborah Salzer. He never stops writing, but recently decided, after

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The Sharon Russakoff Story

Documentary on aging well features busy senior BY MARÍA JOSÉ DURÁN In her early 20s, local resident Sharon Russakoff suffered an accident that left her with a chronic disability and made daily routines increasingly harder as time passed. Now, at age 71, she will be portrayed as an example of how to age successfully in the KPBS-TV documentary “Re’flect.” Russakoff’s episode “Showing Up at Every Stage,” the first of six in the “Re’flect” series, will initially air at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 on KPBS-TV. A related community dialogue will be held 1-3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 at the Jewish Community Center (JCC), 4126 Executive Drive, where the episode will be screened following a panel discussion with health-care and aging experts, including Russakoff. A patron of the arts and a philanthropist, the list of activities Russakoff is involved with is impressive. “I see myself as someone who refuses to be a victim. My family doesn’t do self-pity. There’s so much that I can still do and it’s wonderful. You can spend your life hiding or you can be out there and have a life,” she said. As an usher for the San Diego Symphony and the San Diego Opera, a singer in the Pacific Coast Chorale and a volunteer seamstress at Cygnet Theater, Russakoff fills her days supporting artistic and charitable causes. And she does all of it without driving. “I stopped driving 15 years ago because my depth perception is not reliable,” she explained, adding that was one of the consequences of her accident. Her decision not to drive was what prompted the family’s move from their previous residence in San Carlos to University City, one of the county’s public transportation hotspots that allows Russakoff to be independent. “When you have no choice, you get very


Sharon Russakoff will be featured in the first episode of the KPBS-TV documentary ‘Re’flect,’ airing Jan. 12. organized,” she laughed. When she can’t take a bus, she gets a ride from her husband or one of her sons, Mark, 42 and Jonathan, 34. She’s also a member of the La Jolla JCC, where she works out at the gym, attends music lessons and swims. “Six months ago or so, the producers of ‘Re’flect’ contacted the head of the JCC and asked for a list of active seniors to be interviewed. My husband and I were in that group, and they chose me!” “Re’flect” episodes will air in January and April. The documentary provides insight on the lives of seniors who conduct fulfilling lives. And of that, Russakoff is an example. The show’s co-producer and writer, Theresa Hoiles, said in a statement: “As we learned more about her, we realized she is unstoppable. The woman never seems to

slow down. She is always doing something. And she really becomes the go-to person for everyone she works with. She really runs the show. “We also feel her story will resonate with people who say they want to, but find reasons why they don’t get involved with things.” When asked how she finds the variety of activities she’s involved in, Russakoff replied, “I get the ideas through networking. We started in ushering because a friend became an usher captain and needed someone to be on the team. And from there, basically, it was networking.” Music has been a part of her life since her early years. At age 4, Russakoff was already singing with a choir back in Philadelphia, from where she hails. “My eldest sister was in a choir, which to audition for, you had to be 7, and my mother decided she had one kid out of the house, and she wanted the other one out, too… so she got me an audition, and I sang with them many years all through high school.” Her accident happened during an ice storm, when the public transportation vehicle she was riding in collided with an ice block, and it threw her around. “It took a year for anybody to take me seriously and take spinal X-rays. These revealed I had dislocated six vertebrae, and by then, it was too late to do anything. It changed the way I do things. There are things I can’t do, but others I can, and I choose to focus on those,” she explained. Russakoff said she moved to San Diego County in 1980, when doctors told her the harsh cold East Coast climate was contributing to the deterioration of her health so much that if she didn’t relocate, she would be in a wheelchair by age 40. ■ When to Watch: Russakoff’s episode on ‘Re’flect,’ airs 8:30-9 p.m. Jan. 16, Feb. 23 and Feb. 27 on KPBS-TV.






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Weekend closures on coastal rail in January for infrastructure improvements

The San Diego coastal rail corridor will have three major weekend closures in January for infrastructure improvements. The COASTER or Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service will be suspended in San Diego County on Jan. 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29. The coastal rail service will re-open for regularly scheduled service in time for the Monday morning commute after each weekend. The trains may be delayed up to 15 minutes on each Monday. For more information, please visit the NCTD News Center.

Candidates needed to run for election to serve on Torrey Pines Community Planning Board The next Torrey Pines Community Planning Board (TPCPB) meeting is scheduled for Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Del Mar Hills Performing Arts Center. The board is looking for eight residential candidates and two business candidates to run for the March 9 election. To be eligible to run you must be 18 years of age, and be a resident, property owner or business owner in the TPCPB area and have attended a recent meeting. The Torrey Pines Community Planning Board is an officially recognized local advisory group of elected volunteers who evaluate issues affecting the community. The planning area lies west of I-5, and is part of the City of San Diego. It includes the Del Mar Heights, Del Mar Terrace and Sorrento Valley industrial areas. The board makes recommendations and communicates neighborhood concerns to the City of San Diego. Ongoing issues include One Paseo, Del Mar Heights Road calming measures, I-5 and Route 56. Contact Patti Ashton at if interested or go to the board’s website at

Volunteers wanted for Citizen Commission in Solana Beach Applications are being accepted through Tuesday, Jan. 17 by 5:30 p.m.for the following Solana Beach Citizen Commission openings: Budget & Finance, Climate Action, Parks & Recreation, Public Arts and View assessment. (Volunteers serve on behalf of the Solana Beach City

Council.) The Solana Beach City Council will make appointments at the Jan. 25, 2017 City Council Meeting. Please contact the City Clerk with questions. City Hall: 635 South Highway 101, Solana Beach, (858) 720-2400;

SD Foundation offers hundreds of scholarships The San Diego Foundation announced hundreds of scholarship awards are available for San Diego students pursuing their dreams of higher education. The 2017-2018 Common Scholarship Application is available online until Feb. 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. The Community Scholarship Program, the largest in the region outside of the university system, provides a variety of scholarships to high school students, current college students, graduate students and adult re-entry students. Since 1997, the program has awarded more than $26 million to thousands of students. “According to U.S. Census data, 35.7 percent of San Diegans 25 and older have a bachelor’s degree or higher,” explained Kathlyn Mead, president and CEO of The San Diego Foundation. “While many individuals choose to enter the workforce immediately, we want to give everyone the opportunity to pursue higher education if they so choose. The San Diego Foundation Community Scholarship Program strives to ensure the cost of college is not a limiting factor to academic success. Thanks to philanthropy, we are making higher education more accessible and attainable for all San Diegans.” Using one online application, students can access more than 100 types of scholarships for the 2017- 2018 academic year, with awards generally ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Awards are granted to four-year universities, two-year colleges, graduate, or trade/vocational schools. The Common Scholarship Application can be accessed at For more information about the scholarship process, please contact

Bank of America Student Leaders program is accepting applications If you are a junior or senior in high school and are working to make a difference in your school or community, Bank of America is supporting the next generation of community leaders Students accepted into the program will join the more than 200 other Student Leaders from around the country in Washington, D.C. in July for a Student Leadership Summit. As part of this week-long convening, students will discuss how to build a more diverse and inclusive society, gain a better understanding

of how cross-sector collaboration creates community impact, and become part of a network of community leaders that will support their citizenship and engagement. The students are joining a network of more than 55 student alumni from San Diego and an alumni cohort of more than 2,200 Student Leaders across the country. The application deadline to enter is Jan. 27. Call 1-800-218-9946 with any questions. For eligibility criteria and to apply, visit

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Community invited to attend TPHS Winter Concert Jan. 23 All community members are invited to the Torrey Pines High School Winter Concert on Monday, Jan. 23, at the CCA Proscenium Theater. The TPHS music program features Advanced Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and Choir. All groups will be performing. Enjoy the sound of music by talented TPHS musicians. For those who are considering a music career in high school, this is a perfect opportunity for you to check out what is awaiting you at TPHS. The concert starts at 6 p.m., and there is a suggested donation of $10 per family at the door.


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ach year, talented students from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory's most advanced level Ovation compete in solo concerto competitions. In addition to cash scholarship awards, the winners gain the opportunity to perform as featured soloists in future San Diego Youth Symphony concerts. In June of 2017, the co-winners of the Ovation Concerto Competition will perform full concertos, instead of single movements, for the first time, backed by their orchestras. Two talented and dedicated students from Torrey Pines High School, violinist Erica Hwang and flutist Christine Kim, were recognized for the top award during the Ovation Concerto Competition held in October 2016. They will both be featured soloists during the Ovation Spring concert, to be held Sunday, June 11 at the Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall. "Performing full concertos is demanding and is usually only a requirement of college students. They require a high level of musicianship, endurance, artistry, professional-level performance ability, and extreme poise and confidence,” said Dr. Sidney Yin, associate director of conservatory


Torrey Pines student Erica Hwang was named a San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory soloist. programs. “It really is a notable accomplishment to successfully learn a full concerto, let alone perform with a full orchestra. We are really proud of these students and the contribution they make to our ensembles.” Established in 1946, The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) is the sixth oldest continuously operating youth symphony in the United States, serving over 600 beginning through advanced and pre-professional students annually in

Torrey Pines student Christine Kim is a San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory soloist. 12 orchestras and ensembles. In addition to its conservatory programs based in Balboa Park, SDYS is a nationally-recognized leader in music education advocacy. Driven by a vision of accessible and affordable music education for all, SDYS has been instrumental in the return of major arts and music education funding and programs to public schools throughout San Diego County. At the June concert Erica, concertmistress of SDYS' most advanced ensemble the Symphony Orchestra, will perform Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by Samuel

Barber. Christine, principal flute in Symphony Orchestra, will perform Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 283 by Carl Reinecke. Winners of SDYS Concerto Competitions, such as Erica and Christine, are often principals or assistant principals in their instrument section and are examples of the astonishing skill level attained through SDYS' commitment to developing students' personal musical achievement. For more information and to purchase concert tickets, please visit

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Local students named Regeneron Former Del Mar Mayor Don Mosier joins San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy board Science Talent Search scholars On Jan. 4, four local students were recognized among the top 300 high school seniors in the country in the Regeneron Science Talent Search. The Society for Science and the Public search is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition, honoring the most promising young scientists in the U.S. who are creating the ideas and solutions that solve the country’s most urgent challenges. Local students named as scholars or semi-finalists include Acks Eitan from San Diego

Jewish Academy and three students from Canyon Crest Academy: Anthony Kyuwon Kang, Liana Noor Merk and Brian Siuyan Xia. Each scholar received a $2,000 award from Regeneron, with an additional $2,000 going to their school. The competition overall awards $3.1 million to provide the opportunities and resources that students need to become the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs and STEM leaders. Forty finalists will be announced on Jan. 24.

CV resident Frederick Schenk appointed to ABOTA board Carmel Valley resident Frederick Schenk – a longtime partner with CaseyGerry, San Diego’s oldest plaintiff’s law firm – was recently appointed to the executive board of the San Diego Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). The executive board runs the local chapter of ABOTA, a prestigious national association comprised of the country’s leading judges and trial lawyers. Membership to ABOTA – Frederick which is committed to the Schenk preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial while promoting civility in the civil judicial process – is by invitation only. According to CaseyGerry’s managing partner David S. Casey Jr., CaseyGerry has a longstanding tradition of ABOTA involvement, with five of its partners included in their

membership. “We are proud of our enduring affiliation with ABOTA and are especially honored our partner will lend his expertise to this important organization as it strives to elevate the standards of integrity, honor and civility in the legal profession.” An attorney with CaseyGerry since 1983, Schenk is past-president of the board of directors, 22nd District Agricultural Association (San Diego County Fair Board); past-president of the Civil Justice Foundation, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to defending consumer access to justice; past president of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and past-president of The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center. In addition, he serves on the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) board of governors and the Robert L. Habush Endowment board of directors. Schenk earned his law degree from the University of San Diego.

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) recently announced its newest board member, Donald Mosier, M.D., Ph.D., of Del Mar. Mosier is professor emeritus in the Department of Immunology & Microbial Science at the Scripps Research Institute, having recently retired after four decades of HIV-1/AIDS research. Mosier brings with him a long history of community service, including being Mayor of Del Mar 2010–2011, a two-term City Council member and a member of the Design Review Board. He has served as the San Dieguito River Park & Open Space JPA board chair, liaison to the Del

Mar Community Connections, the Del Mar Lagoon Committee, the Del Mar Village Association, the Ad Hoc Design Review Committee and many, many more. "I'm very pleased to have Don as a member of the Don Mosier Conservancy's board. His public volunteerism is exceptional and his experience as a JPA board member is a natural fit to now work with the Conservancy, the JPA's key partner," said Peter Shapiro, president of the SDRVC board.

CV resident among two attorneys promoted to partner at Higgs Fletcher & Mack Higgs Fletcher & Mack, a San Diego-based, full-service law firm for more than 75 years, announced recently that it promoted Kathryn Martin and Carmel Valley resident Michael Campbell to partner. Their advancement was based on numerous factors, including professional expertise, ethics, judgment, leadership, client responsibility, productivity, business development and community involvement. “Kate and Michael are extremely talented and valued members of our firm. These promotions are well deserved and we’re proud of their accomplishments,” said John Morrell, managing partner of Higgs Fletcher & Mack. Campbell’s practice focuses on defending individuals and entities in all forms of litigation. He

has successfully represented clients in the state and federal courts, including the California Court of Appeal. Prior to joining Higgs Fletcher & Mack, Campbell practiced in the employment law group at a national firm in San Diego and at a nationally recognized professional liability defense firm in Sacramento, where he represented doctors, nurses, hospitals, medical groups and Michael skilled nursing facilities in both Campbell malpractice and employment law matters. He also served as a solicitor in the United Kingdom, where he still holds an active license to practice with one of the country’s most respected trade union defense firms.

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Surfers enter the water for the 2016 One Wave Challenge, which was held at the La Jolla Shores beach.

One Wave Challenge returns with attempts to break world record FROM ONE WAVE REPORTS The world-record-breaking One Wave Challenge invites surfers to share a single wave for the benefit of Boys to Men Mentoring Network, a San Diego nonprofit dedicated to guiding and supporting high-risk and fatherless boys on their journey to manhood. This year’s One Wave Challenge will attract surfers to La Jolla Shores on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 21, for the chance to smash the current world record for most surfers riding one wave, a feat accomplished seven years ago in Cape Town, South Africa, when 110 surfers rode a single wave to shore. The 2016 La Jolla attempt to break the record

got close, with 97 riders on one wave. “The One Wave Challenge gives surfers, of all ages and abilities, the chance to participate in something much larger than themselves at the start of a New Year,” said Boys to Men Executive Director Craig McClain. “We see the event generating a spirit of excitement and possibility that will inspire our work throughout the coming year.” The second event will be limited to 180 participants. Surfers will be challenged to raise a minimum of $250 to participate, with proceeds benefitting Boys to Men’s life-changing mentoring programs. Surfers will be treated to a delicious breakfast, a schwag bag

— including a commemorative T-shirt, hat and rash guard — and a beachside concert performed by local beach-rock band, Sandollar. Running enthusiasts will have the chance to participate in a new wrap-around event: The Torrey Pines Adventure Run. Starting and finishing on the beach at La Jolla Shores, the five-mile run will have runners racing to the back fence of the iconic Torrey Pines South golf course. The scenic race route will showcase the beauty of the La Jolla coastline, while exposing runners to its rugged terrain and expansive vistas. Hosted by Easy Day Sports and timed to coincide with the One Wave Challenge, the adventure run will allow runners to finish their

race and then watch the surfing spectacle unfold. The Torrey Pines Adventure Run registration fee is $60. A full-race entry refund will be given to any runner who raises $250 or more for the Boys to Men organization. Limited to 500 participants, the race features a men’s and women’s elite division, a general classification time-trial start, age-group awards and breakfast. The La Jolla Shores Business Association is planning a weekend of exciting promotions, events and activities designed to immerse community residents and visitors in the spirit of the One Wave Challenge. —Read more at

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Pardee Homes Carmel Valley 5K & Fun Run is Jan. 22 The Pardee Homes Carmel Valley 5K & Fun Run (CV5K) Race will take place on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 a.m. in the Pacific Highlands Ranch community. Registration for the 2017 race is still open at Proceeds benefit local schools, Children’s Tumor Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Brycen Newman and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch shopping center will serve as

the starting and finish line for the three-mile loop course, which will follow along the scenic Manzanita trail. The CV5K also offers a Fun Run, which allows both young kids and parents to participate in a 1K noncompetitive run. In addition, the community is invited to a family-friendly post party and expo in the Village’s parking lot from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., which will include more than 35 expo booths, the award ceremony, live music, kids activities, food and other entertainment.

Rancho Del Mar Physical Therapy sponsors 5th Annual Pardee Homes Carmel Valley 5K & Fun Run Annual event takes place on Sunday, Jan. 22 Rancho Del Mar Physical Therapy is proud to sponsor the 5th Annual Pardee Homes Carmel Valley 5K & Fun Run. This annual event will be held on Sunday, Jan. 22. (See event information in the announcement above.) Rancho Del Mar Physical Therapy looks forward to contributing to this worthy cause and making this year the most successful ever.

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DMCV SHARKS ALL STARS GIRLS UNDER 10 BLUE TEAM WINS TOURNEY The Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks All Stars Girls Under 10 Blue team, coached by Coach Kevin O’Regan, Mark Janis and Rick Schmitt, earned the champion title in the Escondido All Star Tournament Jan. 7 and 8. Overall, in three All-Star tournaments, the team won two championships and was a finalist in the other for an impressive 13-1 record. The team scored 62 goals, with every player scoring, allowing just 6 goals scored against. The All Star players are Haidyn Lorenzen, Katie Schmitt, Gianna Cho, Bella Bravo, Trinity Ludena, Katie Janis, Morgan Christie, Ashley O'Regan, Natalee Smith, Sydney Sirinian, and Mina Crouch.


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Participants in the “grudge match” between varsity and alumni soccer players.

Alumni, TPHS soccer players meet up for fundraising event, match New traditions and old collided recently as the Torrey Pines High School Soccer Program hosted its 2nd Annual FUTGOLF FUNdraising Tournament and the boys welcomed alumni for the long-standing Alumni Soccer Game at Torrey Pines Stadium. The morning started off early as FUTGOLFers took over the Rancho Carlsbad

FUTGolf Course striking and “putting” their way through 18 holes. Everyone was a winner as the group raised over $4,000 to support the boys and girls programs. Funds raised will support equipment for the boys and girls, as well as coach stipends. In the evening the boys hosted the long-standing

grudge match between varsity and alumni. Coach Andy Hargreaves welcomed players from throughout his 20 years as head coach. Since it is deemed a friendly game among fellow Falcons, few were willing to talk about the score, except to say that the alumni led by example! Go Falcons.

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eart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States, taking the lives of 610,000 Americans every year. While conventional medicine can offer heart patients the very latest technology in terms of medications, surgeries and interventional procedures to treat heart attacks and other acute heart conditions, preventing those problems is often less precise and sometimes more complex. “Certainly risk factors such as family history, blood pressure, Dr. Poulina cholesterol levels and genetics are important, Uddin but often there are other, less obvious aspects involved as well,” said Poulina Uddin, M.D., an integrative cardiologist who will be seeing patients at the Scripps Women’s Heart Center when it opens in San Diego in January. Here are five things to know about integrative heart care, which focuses on caring for all aspects of a person’s health. 1. Look beyond the physical symptoms. “If someone comes in with a heart attack, I ask what happened that day. Were they angry with someone? Was there a stressful event?” Uddin said. “All of the physical risk factors are important, but why did it happen on this particular day? And the majority of the time, there is some emotional or environmental trigger.” According to Uddin, who is board certified in both cardiology and integrative medicine, an integrative approach to heart care takes all of those factors – physical, emotional, psychological and social – into consideration when determining treatment and crafting an individualized care plan for each patient that reflects and acknowledges their unique lifestyle. 2. Make nutrition and exercise realistic and achievable. Physicians often instruct heart patients to eat well, exercise and live a healthy lifestyle, but patients may not have the knowledge and tools they need to follow through on those instructions, Uddin says. A patient who is depressed, for example, is unlikely to stick to an exercise program unless the depression is addressed. Nutrition and cooking classes, for example, can help patients learn to make heart-healthy meals. Uddin recommends being very specific about dietary recommendations. “I actually ask the patients what they are eating, make a list, and then give very specific recommendations for substitutions, portions, and problem foods,” she said. “For example, replace

your white rice with brown rice or quinoa, or eat only half of what you have taken on your plate. This gives makes it much easier for people to get started in the process.” 3. Learn effective ways to manage stress. Stress and anger can be major risk factors in heart disease, and learning to deal with these negative feeling can lower risk and benefit overall wellness. “I am a big proponent of dealing with stress. I send plenty of patients to acupuncture or healing touch, a therapy that focuses on the energy field surrounding the body. And I teach breathing exercises in my office,” Uddin said. “I often recommend yoga, and I recently became a certified yoga instructor myself because I want to be able to set up classes for my patients who are apprehensive about doing it on their own. A lot of patients just need that support.” 4. Complement conventional medicine rather than replace it. Uddin noted that the integrative approach complements rather than replaces conventional heart care. For a generally healthy patient who may be slightly overweight and have high cholesterol, lifestyle changes such as improving their nutrition, exercising and managing stress may be enough to lower their risk, and having a personalized plan to follow makes that more realistic. If after six months there is no improvement, it may be time for medication – and that often raises questions about prescription versus supplements or “natural” products. 5. Use natural supplements wisely. Natural supplements such as fish oil and turmeric have a proven anti-inflammatory effect on the body and can help reduce risk, but for someone who has already had a heart attack or a stent placed in an artery, standard medications such as aspirin and statins are part of the recommended treatment. Some patients, however, may be reluctant to take prescription drugs, preferring instead to use herbs or supplements. While these alternatives may do the same thing as prescription medications, they tend to be far less regulated and tested for safety and effectiveness than prescription drugs. “Red yeast rice, for example, can be a substitute for statins, but the chemical effect on the body is essentially the same, and you’re still taking a pill that may or may not be as safety-tested as a prescription,” Uddin said. Successful integrative heart care starts with an open, honest dialogue with your physician, and creating a care plan that addresses your unique physical, emotional, social and spiritual health. “To Your Health” is brought to you by the physicians and staff of Scripps. For more information, please visit or call (858) 207-3299.

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BY DEBORAH SULLIVAN BRENNAN Approaching the first holiday season since his son was killed in a terrorist attack in Nice, Conrad Leslie received what he called a Christmas miracle — a measure of comfort in a sea of nearly unrelenting grief. Nicolas Leslie, a 20-year-old UC Berkeley student from Del Mar, was one of 84 people killed July 14 when a Tunisian attacker drove a box truck through a promenade in the French city filled with people celebrating Bastille Day. Conrad Leslie said he and his wife, Paola, had been tormented by thoughts of their son’s body abandoned at the scene, until receiving a Facebook message in December saying that two French women had found Nicolas and stayed with his body through the night. “It was a beautiful Christmas story,” Leslie said. “It couldn’t get any better.” In the message, Leslie learned that a mother and daughter from Nice had encountered Nicolas’ body as they left the scene of the attack. “They were there on the 14th, and they came Nick Leslie across this young man’s body all alone,” Leslie said. “Something compelled them to stay there. They went home and got candles, and stayed and prayed by his side.” The message, Leslie said, helped console him and his wife and represented a milestone in their journey to make sense of their son’s death. It was sent by a woman whose mother is a neighbor of the Good Samaritans. Nick Leslie, a graduate of Torrey Pines High School, entered Berkeley to study environmental science and then switched to a business major, hoping to found a sustainable food company. He was participating in a summer entrepreneurship program in Nice, when he was struck by the truck as it barreled through the plaza. His parents initially believed he had survived the attack and arrived in France only to get the devastating news that he had been killed. Even days after the attack, the scene at the plaza was horrific, Conrad Leslie said, with blood still pooled on the ground. Months later, Leslie said he and his wife both struggled with nightmares of the night Nicolas died. “The people who died lay there all night until the next day,” he said. “That thought drove us crazy, that he lay there alone, while we thought he was (still) alive.” To deal with their grief and honor Nicolas’ memory, they worked with UC Berkeley to create a scholarship that will help other students study abroad. Conrad Leslie also began exploring spiritual writings. “I’ve been trying to find faith, to find meaning to his death,” he said. The work of Emanuel Swedenborg, a 17th Century Swedish scientist and mystic, resonated with Leslie. And Swedenborg’s illustration of two angels beside a dying person convinced him that Nicolas was not alone the night he died. Then he received the message, which he said confirmed that belief. He shared it with his wife, who was recuperating from hip surgery in the hospital. “Basically it was the proof that I needed, that these two people were the embodiment of the angels that I saw in the illustration,” he said. “It brought us so much peace, and faith in humanity.” Paola has communicated with the woman who relayed the message, and the couple plan to meet her in Nice next summer, along with the women who found their son’s body, Leslie said. The ongoing story, he said, shows how terrorist attacks alter lives far beyond the immediate victims. “That’s not just an event,” he said. “It ripples, and it ripples, and it destroys lives. But there are also ripples of goodness.” The Torrey Pines High School Scholarship Fund (TPHSSF) held a fundraiser Jan. 7 at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar to honor the memory of Nicolas. (See photos page A15.) The TPHSSF recently created the Nicolas Leslie Memorial Scholarship to further Nick’s legacy at TPHS and beyond. For more information, visit Donations to the Victory of the People Fund for foreign study in honor of of Nicolas Leslie can be made at – Deborah Sullivan Brennan is a writer for the San Diego Union-Tribune.


Fundraiser held to honor memory of Nicolas Leslie


he Torrey Pines High School Scholarship Fund (TPHSSF) held a fundraiser Jan. 7 at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar to honor the memory of Nicolas Leslie, TPHS Class of 2014. Leslie, a 20-year-old Del Mar native, was murdered in the ISIS-sponsored terrorist attack in Nice, France on July 14, 2016. The much-beloved only child of Del Mar residents Paola and Conrad Leslie, Nick was in France participating in a summer study abroad program through UC Berkeley where he was set to begin his junior year in the Haas School of Business. The TPHSSF recently created the Nicolas Leslie Memorial Scholarship to further Nick’s legacy at TPHS and beyond. While at Torrey, Nick excelled in his academic studies, played on the lacrosse team and pursued his passion for water sports. He founded the startup company N2 Kitesurfing to earn money for college by teaching kitesurfing. He also served as Congressional Debate co-captain for the TPHS Speech and Debate Team where he enjoyed mentoring younger students who respected him and often sought his guidance. Nick’s life reflects all that is best about the greater TPHS community – a love of the outdoors, enlightened global engagement and compassionate entrepreneurism. For more information, visit Online:

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Front row: Scholarship committee members Susan Pfleeger, Karin Lang, and Laura Farjood. Back row: School board members Joyce Dalessandro and Amy Herman

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State Assemblymember Todd Gloria speaks at the Nicolas Leslie scholarship fundraiser


State Assemblymember Todd Gloria and State Senator Toni Atkins present certificates to Nicolas Leslie's mother Paola

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State Assemblymember Todd Gloria, State Senator Toni Atkins, Sharon Rosen Leib, Nicolas Leslie's parents Conrad and Paola Leslie, Nicolas Leslie's aunt and uncle from Italy


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CPA Anne Padre speaks to Miss Sheffield's 3rd grade class

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Mortgage broker Biren Desai speaks to Miss Mazone's 5th grade class

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Navy plastic surgeon Trent Douglas speaks to Mrs. Lemoine's 2nd grade class FROM VENUE, A1 re-purpose the SSRP to a 1,900-seat venue for music and entertainment,” said board member Stephen Shewmaker, who heads up a committee seeking new uses for the Surfside Race Place, as the satellite wagering center is called. The center is designed to allow patrons to bet on horse races beamed in by satellite from around the United States and even from other countries. The 22nd DAA has been struggling for years to find a new use for the satellite wagering center, a 91,000-square-foot building that was completed in 1991 at a cost of $12 million in state funds. In recent years, both attendance and revenue have plummeted; in 2010, some 108,000 people visited the center, but that number had dropped to about 62,000 in 2014. Similarly, annual revenue generated by the center dropped from $471,771 in 2010, to $128,489 in 2014. The trend has continued - a report showed that both daytime revenue and attendance declined in December 2016 compared to the same month one year earlier. 22nd DAA officials have blamed industry changes, such as the rise of Internet gambling and Indian casinos, for the declines. Among the ideas considered and rejected for “re-purposing” the satellite wagering center were a high-end movie complex, a bowling and entertainment center and a mico-brewery. Officials then began considering the idea of a concert venue. After conducting research internally, the 22nd DAA commissioned the study by the CSUSM business students. “The team’s findings revealed that there is a demand for a concert venue of 1,900 seats in San Diego that has not been met by existing competitors. By analyzing the industry and the competitors in the local area, the team was able to determine that investing in a concert venue would be profitable,” said the executive summary of the business students’ report. The students also determined that the 22nd DAA would recoup its initial

FROM DILL, A1 The superintendent search was put on hold last fall following an unsuccessful round of interviews — Dill did not apply for the position at that time. The board met with Dill in closed session shortly before the winter break and unanimously decided to offer him the position permanently. Herman added, “Mr. Dill transitioned into the superintendent role effortlessly. He is the right person to lead the

FROM FACILITY, A1 Prop A agriculturally-zoned land, the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board and the city of San Diego will have to make a policy decision on whether the project is urban or non-urban in scale and character. Prop A, which passed in 1985, states that any development and agriculturally-zoned land is to be very


investment in about five years. The study based its financial assumptions on an average ticket price of $45, with 90 shows booked per year. It also recommended that the 22nd DAA partner with the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach to book talent for the new concert venue. As the 22nd DAA moves forward with its plans, the $250,000 appropriation will be used for such tasks as exploring financing options and completing engineering drawings. One official said full construction plans could cost as much as $800,000, but Shewmaker said the board will have to approve any costs over the initial seed money authorized Jan. 3. The district will also have to work with the California Coastal Commission to determine if the new use for the building will require an amendment to a previously obtained coastal permit. Director David Watson said an amendment may not be needed, because the size of the building will not change, and it is already permitted for up to 5,000 people per day. Current daily attendance at the satellite wagering center is far below that number. Officials said a portion of the building would be reserved for satellite wagering after the renovation. Board president Russ Penniman said the district has set aside $5 million for re-purposing the satellite wagering center, and officials will be looking at a number of options for financing the rest of the project. Officials stressed that the Jan. 3 vote was not a final go-ahead for the project. Penniman said the board will want to know more precisely how much the renovation will cost, where the money will come from and what will be required by the Coastal Commission. “Once we get answers to those questions, then there will be a board discussion on moving forward,” Penniman said. That discussion could take place within the next six months, officials said. If the district does move forward with the concert venue project, officials said they will hire a project manager to oversee the work. district, continue our traditions of excellence, and build upon the student success for which our district is known.” The board of trustees will formally consider Dill’s contract in open session at its next regular board meeting on Jan.19. Dill’s appointment as permanent superintendent of the San Dieguito Union High School District will be immediately effective upon approval by the board of trustees. – Submitted press release low-density housing, open space of agricultural use. Any more intense development must go to a city-wide vote. Milan Capital has stated that its intent is for the project to be a non-urban, rural clustered development designed and sited in the most environmentally-sensitive manner. Once a draft EIR is prepared, it will be released for comments later this year.

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WEEK IN SPORTS BY GIDEON RUBIN Boys basketball: Torrey Pines defeated Dorsey of Los Angeles 70-39 in a nonleague game on Jan. 7. The victory was the Falcons’ fourth straight and their seventh in eight games. Bryce Pope scored 18 points and Jacob Gilliam scored 15 points and had 13 rebounds to lead the Falcons. Pope also had four assists and five steals. Ethan Esposito added 11 points. The victory followed a 64-38 nonleague victory over Westview the previous day in which Esposito scored 22 points to lead the Falcons. Finn Sullivan scored 14 points and Gilliam scored 11 points and had 14 rebounds. The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 14-3. ***** Canyon Crest Academy defeated Rancho Buena Vista 54-18 in a Del Norte New Year’s Tip-Off Classic tournament game on Jan. 7. The victory was the Ravens’ seventh straight. The win followed a 66-31 tournament victory

over Mt. Carmel the previous day in which Sawyer Lebert scored 18 points. Tyler Elsom scored 13 points and Aaron Acosta scored 11 points. The Ravens improved their overall record for the season to 11-2. ***** San Diego Jewish Academy lost to Francis Parker 55-38 in a nonleague game on Jan. 5. Jordan Battaglia scored 12 points to lead the Lions, who fell to 5-9 overall for the season. Girls basketball: Torrey Pines lost to Westview 61-55 in a nonleague game on Jan. 6. Rachel Shen scored 22 points and had nine rebounds and Meghan Voss scored 11 points and had 14 rebounds to lead the Falcons. The Falcons fell to 6-6 overall for the season. ***** Cathedral Catholic defeated University City 52-33 in a Western League game on Jan. 3. Kaylee Stiffler scored 19 points and had 14 rebounds to lead the Dons. Mazatlan Harris scored 12 points and had 14

rebounds, and Catie Moran scored 11 points. The Dons lost to Serra 74-34 in a league game on Jan. 6. The Dons improved to 1-1 in league and 3-13 overall for the season. ***** Santa Fe Christian defeated Mount Miguel 54-41 in a nonleague game on Jan. 7. Ashley Kowack scored 25 points and Emma Dudley scored 19 points and had 15 rebounds to lead the Eagles. Shannon Sanmillian added nine points and 11 rebounds. The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 12-3. Girls soccer: Torrey Pines defeated Rancho Buena Vista 6-0 in a nonleague game on Jan. 6. Kari Mills scored two goals to lead the Falcons and Sawyer Simo, Tatum Lenain and Callie Petrey-Juarez each scored on goal. The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 5-2-1. *****

Cathedral Catholic defeated Canyon Crest Academy 3-0 in a nonleague game on Jan. 6. Bianca Caetano, Katya Pourteymour and Bailey Malinowski each scored one goal to lead the Dons. Goalies Jordyn Wight and Kelli McCarthy combined for the shutout. The Dons on Jan. 5 played to a 1-1 tie with Poway in a nonleague game on Jan. 4. Mikayla Kappes scored the Dons only goal off an assist from Taylor Sparks. The Dons improved to 7-3-3 overall for the season. ***** Santa Fe Christian defeated Christian of El Cajon 3-0 in a nonleague game on Jan. 7. Chloe Frisch scored two goals to lead the Eagles. Julia Roediger scored one goal and Kat Cornell had one assist. The victory followed a 6-0 nonleague loss to San Dieguito Academy on Jan. 3. The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 4-1-1.


called into question the need for adjustment. He said the increases will put San Diego second in compensation but the county would still be “significantly” lower than Los Angeles and over 150 county employees would still earn higher salaries than the supervisors. The formula establishing the supervisors’ salaries has not been adjusted since 1998, according to Roberts, and salaries have been increased a total of 7.17 percent over the nine years since 2008.

The fiscal impact of the increases would be $17,688 for the remainder of 2016-17 and additional costs of $88,438 for 2017-18. In making her vote against the salaries, Gaspar explained that for many years, both in the public and private sectors, she has been responsible for overseeing and implementing employee compensation packages. “This is a duty I take very seriously because as I know, there are always competing priorities for our precious resources,” Gaspar said. The question she said she always asks herself when reviewing employee compensation for her own company or as an elected official is whether the compensation is appropriate for the work performed. “Awkwardly I sit here having been sworn in just 24 hours ago and I can be the first to admit that I don’t know how to get past that first fundamental question, so I won’t be supporting the motion on the floor today,” Gaspar said. Gaspar’s predecessor, former District 3 Supervisor Dave Roberts, also voted against the salary increase at December’s first reading before he left office. Some in the audience began to yell as the supervisors prepared to vote, one woman shouting “shame on you!” Board chair Dianne Jacob had to quiet the audience before they could continue, stating that even though there may be disagreements there should always be respect and that outbursts and “unfortunate personal attacks” aren’t helpful. “Let’s continue to work together as a community,” Jacob said. “I think you’ll find this board in the past and in the future willing to work with all San Diego citizens in trying to address the priorities.” During public comment of 25 speakers in opposition, many argued that taking money away from people who are suffering is not fair or reasonable. Members of the Invest in San Diego Families Coalition and Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACE) spoke about how the salary increases seem wrong in light of how many in the community are struggling. They referenced a recent report showed that the percentage of people homeless in San Diego County is higher than it was during the great recession

eight years ago, there is a housing crisis and San Diego has the fourth highest homeless population in the nation. “The county needs to address affordable housing, it is out of reach for many. We ask you to make the same investment in the county’s families and safety-net services as you are making in yourselves,” said Lileana Robles. Deanna Myers asked the supervisors to consider walking a mile in her shoes — she has worked for the county for 30 years and as an office assistant she tops out at $17.49 an hour. “You live on that salary,” she challenged, noting that the average housing in San Diego is now $1,800 a month. “County employees would love to have a 12.5 percent raise. If you can do it for yourself you darn well better come with it for San Diego County employees…There’s so many things we need, we don’t need to spend $90,000 a year on your retirement when we, as a community, are suffering.” Rancho Penasquitos resident Isabella Firth asked the board members to “check their priorities” after watching last summer when the board was asked to spend reserves investing in needs like homelessness, foster care, mental health services and criminal justice and did not. “And yet you’re able to grant yourselves an annual increase that is more than many families have to live on. That failure to invest in San Diego families diminishes us as a county,” Firth said. “And your willingness to vote to increase your own comfort adds insult to that injury. You can say that in a budget as big as San Diego’s this is just a drop in the bucket. But these acts tell us where your priorities are and who you serve.” Jacob said the board listened very carefully to the many “compelling” arguments people made. She said when the supervisors get to the budget for next year, she thinks the board will adjust priorities appropriately and have adequate public hearings. “They’re tough decisions to make but we do our best to carefully allocate the resources that we have control over,” Jacob said. “Let’s all work together and not create divisiveness in our community because, in the end, that’s not going to help us come to good decisions.”

17-Dec. 7 and to 90 percent afterward. The regular supervisor salary will increase from $153,289 to $162,870 and then increase to $172,450. “The adjustment before us today is fair and it’s reasonable,” said Supervisor Ron Roberts. Roberts said San Diego is the second largest county in California but its supervisors aren’t compensated as such — seeing counties such as San Bernadino with higher compensation

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anyon Crest Academy and Cathedral Catholic High School soccer programs held one of the annual Cure for Cancer Cup games Jan. 6. The Cure for the Cancer Cup took place Jan. 6 and will take place again Jan.13 at Cathedral Catholic High School. (Photos on this page) Girls Varsity played Jan. 6. Boys Junior Varsity will play at 5 p.m. Jan. 13, and Boys Varsity will play at 7 p.m. Jan. 13. During the games, Canyon Crest Academy and Cathedral Catholic High School are accepting charitable donations for CureSearch in order to assist in developing and providing effective cures for cancer. The teams also have available for purchase a limited number of Cure for the Cancer Cup scarves and Kick Cancer wristbands. Online:

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FROM NCRT REPORTS North Coast Repertory Theatre continues its Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of “Marjorie Prime,” a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, written by Jordan Harrison and directed by Matthew Wiener. The New York Times called the play “an elegant, thoughtful, quietly unsettling drama.” “Marjorie Prime,” focuses on artificial intelligence that in the near future will treat dementia and depression in a surprising way. “Primes” — humanoid life-like robots — will be able to speak with patients in the form of lost loved ones and provide companionship for the lonely. The script has been adapted into a film that will debut at the Sundance Festival this year, starring Jon Hamm, Tim Robbins, Geena Davis and Lois Smith. Noted actress Dee Maaske said she is excited to portray Marjorie Prime in the NCRT production. Once a classical violinist, Maaske’s theatrical résumé spans performance halls in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. She has had more than 50 roles in 21 seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In 2004, she was asked by Horton Foote to play Carrie Watts for his 50th anniversary production of “The Trip to Bountiful” at Hartford Stage Company and the Alley Theatre in Houston. “Artistic director David Ellenstein called me about doing ‘Marjorie Prime’ at the North Coast Rep,” she explained. “I worked with his father, Robert Ellenstein, at the


Steve Froehlich, Dee Maaske, Elaine Rivkin and Gregory North star in the San Diego premiere of ‘Marjorie Prime’ at North Coast Repertory Theatre. Arizona Theatre company and he was a remarkable teacher and actor I admired, and I knew both of his sons when they were

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“The script and its content are interesting ... particularly now that there’s a lot of attention being paid to changing our lifestyles,” Maaske said. “We see inventions all over the country now with virtual, mechanical and new scientific things that will help our lives — some, people would never have dreamed of! Though this idea is a little creepy, to me it’s a ‘What if?’ What if someone near you passes away and you could provide another person in their life with 10 more years to be there for them! “This is a play that deals with character studies and it has interesting characters, I think that’s why it won a nomination for a Pulitzer,” Maaske said. “All three of the actors in this production are great to work with. Elaine Rivkin plays my daughter, who has moved me (at age 85) to her West Coast home, which she shares with her husband. She and I have twists and turns that are interesting. I think many of the audience members will find this thought-provoking and initiate some stimulating conversations after they leave the theater. “Sometimes people tend to forget that older people have sensuous thoughts — they like a good drink, joke, conversation — and the more we do such with them, the better off they are.” The cast also includes Steve Froelich and Gregory North. (Diana Saenger contributed to this report.) ■ IF YOU GO: “Marjorie Prime,” through Feb. 5 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Tickets from $43. (858) 481-1055.

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Dolce at Pacific Highlands to host CCA Foundation’s Rendezvous in Paris Gala VIP After-Party and January Restaurant Nights

If you’ve tried to enter the new Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch shopping center weekdays at 3 p.m., you have no doubt witnessed the sea of teens descending upon the stores. Not only is it their place to socialize, it has become an extension of their school. With Canyon Crest Academy right across the street, these young adults have an easy stroll into the mall to fulfill their afternoon craving for a latte, an ice cream sandwich or sushi. Many CCA students have expressed that the plaza is as much a part of their everyday life as is the school itself. It’s no surprise some of the establishments recognize CCA families as a vital piece to their success. With Rendezvous in Paris, Canyon Crest Academy Foundation’s Annual Gala on Feb. 25, a few of the center’s shops and restaurants have generously donated auction items. And one establishment in particular has partnered with the CCA Foundation to make sure CCA’s premier event is a huge success! Dolce at the Highlands has very generously agreed to donate the VIP After-Party, featuring a meet and greet with Tony-nominated performer Susan Egan immediately following the dinner and show on the Canyon Crest Academy campus. In speaking with Steve Flowers, manager at Dolce, he shared, “It’s important for us at Dolce to be part of the gala. We recognize we are all a part of the same community and know that CCA’s success is our success, too.” Not only will Dolce at the Highlands be hosting the VIP After-Party and the meet and greet after the gala on Feb. 25, they will also host several CCA Tuesday Night Dinners this month. When you dine-in at Dolce on Tuesday nights in January, please mention you heard they were donating 15 percent of the bill to CCA. Dolce wants our Carmel Valley

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Carmel Del Mar’s Winterfest impresses the critic Every year, for the last 20 years, Carmel Del Mar Elementary School’s music teacher, Cinda Peck, produces Winterfest – a concert spanning two evenings when all students (from kindergarten through sixth grade) sing songs of the season to their families in the audience. Even if you are not a trained professional musician, it’s easy to appreciate the work it takes Peck and the students to put on the event. At this year’s Winterfest (on Dec. 17 and 18, 2016), however, there happened to be a trained professional musician in the audience so he was asked to share his perspective through a review. Curtis “Rusty” Barker (grandfather of two Carmel Del Mar students) is a retired professional lead trumpet player who toured the world with Maynard Ferguson and the Ice Follies, and also played on Broadway. His wife and daughter describe him as a musical snob who is not impressed by 99.9 percent of what we generally refer to as “music.” Barker’s review of Winterfest follows: “It was a pleasure to attend this year’s production of Winterfest. The polished performances made clear that Mrs. Peck and the students put in many hours of dedicated, enthusiastic work. The smiles on the faces in the audience were a tribute to how well the children worked together in executing the rather intricate choreography and round robins of the arrangements. It was wonderful to hear the full breadth of dynamics as a focused, disciplined response

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Following another successful December recital, Leading Note Studios is celebrating it’s 8th year of business by introducing a new program: Rock Band Recording Class. In this class, students will be working with Platinum Selling Artist Sameer Bhattacharya as he helps assemble material and bring the song arrangements together. Once the group is ready, they will spend several classes in the Leading Note recording studio with Head Engineer Amber Flynn, tracking and receiving a first class recording experience until the song is complete. Then, they will start all over again with the next tune. Rock Band Recording Class will be held every Friday night starting in January from 5 - 6:30 p.m., at a rate of $80 per every four lessons. Spots are extremely limited so sign your child up now. Leading Note Studios is located in Encinitas, and is owned by Camille Hastings. They serve over 300 students weekly and teach every instrument available, to all ages. For more information, visit or call them at (760)753-7002.


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‘Toys for Tots’ 2016 campaign a success at drop-off station in Del Mar For its 18th holiday season, Jim Coleman and his staff at Your State Farm Insurance Agency in downtown Del Mar were an official drop-off station for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s “Toys for Tots” campaign. “We had another terrific year with over four boxes of toys collected,” said Coleman, who added that he is grateful to all who supported the campaign again this year.

The Del Mar Foundation (DMF) will present Dr. Erica Ollmann Saphire, from The Scripps Research Institute, as the next DMF Talks speaker Monday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m., at the Powerhouse Community Center. Join Ollmann Saphire as she speaks on “Fighting Global Viruses: Ebola and Lassa.” Ollmann Saphire’s research focuses on the “Structural Studies of Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Pathogenesis” (viruses with compact genomes of only 4-7 genes). Consequently, each protein is critical, many are obligated to perform multiple functions, and some actually rearrange their structures to achieve those new functions. As a result, these few polypeptides accomplish a surprisingly complex set of biological functions: immune evasion, receptor recognition, cell entry, transcription, translation, assembly and exit. The event is free. Online reservations are required and may be made at Seating is limited. DMF Talks, the Del Mar Foundation’s unique version of TED Talks, draws its speakers from locally-based creative, intellectual and scientific leaders. Launched in 2012, DMF Talks aims to entertain, inspire, and educate the Del Mar community through a series of free presentations.


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Writing workshop for those living with cancer San Diegans living with a cancer diagnosis can attend a free expressive writing workshop series sponsored by Scripps Health, beginning Monday, Feb. 6 at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines in La Jolla. “When Words Heal” is a six-week writing workshop series designed to help San Diegans with their difficult journeys through cancer, by means of expressive writing. Workshop sessions will take place Monday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and will run through March 13. The workshop series will be led by Sharon Bray, a breast cancer survivor and respected figure in the expressive writing field. Workshop sessions will take place at Scripps Cancer Center in the Anderson Outpatient Pavilion at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, located at 10666 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 92037. Writing experience is not required to benefit from this workshop, which is designed to help participants learn to navigate the complex emotions that come with a cancer diagnosis, and to gain perspective and cope more effectively with life’s hardships. The program is open to men and women living with cancer, regardless of where they are receiving treatment. Advance registration is required and can be arranged by calling 858-554-8533. Cost for parking is $4. For more information, visit


The Gilbert & Lorraine Castellanos Quintet performing to a large and appreciative audience.

Castellanos Quintet performs at First Thursdays The Gilbert & Lorraine Castellanos Quintet performed a tribute to Billy Holiday at the Del Mar Powerhouse for First Thursdays this month to a sold-out crowd. It was a stunning performance with trumpet virtuoso Gilbert Castellanos showing his impressive dexterity and control, as well as his clarity of expression to move listeners on a deeply emotional level. His wife, Lorraine, captured every vocal nuance of Holiday’s as she sang selections ranging from “What a Little Moonlight Can Do” to “Blue Moon.” First Thursdays is a production of the Cultural Arts Committee of the Del Mar Foundation. For more information, go to

Shiva Vishnu Temple (a nonprofit organization) will present a “Winter Mela for the Indian Community” on Sunday Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ocean Air Park in Carmel Valley. The event is free and is open to all community members. The event includes a variety of activities and booths, including, music,

dance, henna, ethnic wear, jewelry, face painting, balloon sculpture, and yoga. Additional information can be found at: Mela.html One-hundred percent of the proceeds go to Shiva Vishnu Temple of San Diego. Ocean Air Park is located at 4770 Fairport Way, San Diego, 92130

Children’s Care Connection opens new location in Torrey Hills Children’s Care Connection (C3), a program funded through First 5 San Diego’s Healthy Development Services, opened a new location in Torrey Hills at 11752 El Camino Real, Suite 100, San Diego, 92130. C3 offers a wide range of high-quality, no-cost services to support your child’s development and behavior needs. For children ages 0 to 5 years old, families can meet with the program’s Developmental Specialists for a play-based assessment to identify if the child is meeting his/her developmental milestones. The program also offers group treatment classes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to support their developmental

growth. Through the program’s behavior services, parents can sign up for classes to better understand the child’s social-emotional development and be more confident to respond to the child’s behavior. Parents also have the option to meet with the program’s Behavior Specialists individually to discuss behavioral concerns, such as temper tantrums, potty training, sleeping, picky eating or other behavioral concerns. In addition, Care Coordinators are available to assist children and families in accessing services within the program as well as in the community. For more information, call (858) 966-8235, or visit


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Local poet Patricia Dugger to read works at event BY BRITTANY WOOLSEY ot long after losing her husband in 1998, Patricia Dugger found a new calling in life — poetry. Just prior to his death, her husband would drive his wife to late-night poetry meetings with the Carlsbad City Library Magee Park Poets. Shortly after, Dugger was published for the first time and her husband got to see the work before he died. “I found [poetry] as sort of a new focus in my life,” Dugger, 87, said. “It’s like my husband introduced me to my new life.” The longtime Cardiff-by-the-Sea woman has since joined multiple local poetry clubs — including being one of the first members of the Full Moon poetry group, which will hold a reading Jan. 14 with Dugger and three other local poets. Dugger, who was named Encinitas’ poet laureate in


2005, said she enjoys reading poetry often, but she doesn’t write her own poetry every Patricia day. Dugger But when inspiration hits, she’s hard to stop, said the author of three poetry books. “I write about everything,” she said, adding that she’ll look for prompts by hearing or seeing something interesting that might be included in a poem. Cardiff, where Dugger settled with her family in 1952, has inspired her because of how long she has lived in her home and how close she is to the ocean, she said. When asked whether her writing tended to be fiction or non-fiction, Dugger, who is influenced by poets like Tony Hoagland and Ted Kooser, said she believes “fiction

doesn’t relate to poetry.” “Once, my granddaughter asked me, ‘Nana, is this true? Did this really happen?’” she said. “I told her, ‘Honey, it’s somebody’s truth.’ I do make up stuff. Once in a great while, I’ve had maybe five poems that have been gifts that sort of just slid out of my mind.” The most important criteria of a successful poem is that it evokes emotion, she said. For Saturday’s reading, Dugger said each poet will have about 20 minutes to read their work. Patrick Brady, Darius Degher and Jim Babwe will also read. Dugger expects to read about a dozen poems and offer background information for each one, which is something she said she has never done before. The free event, presented by 101 Artists Colony and taking place at 540 Cornish Drive, will begin at 6 p.m., with seating starting at 5:30 p.m.

33rd annual SDSU Writers’ Conference runs Jan. 20-22 Get one step closer to becoming a published writer by attending the 33rd annual SDSU Writers’ Conference, Jan. 20-22, at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley. Each year, more than 300 attendees from all over the world pursue their literary dreams and get direct feedback on their writing in 1:1 appointments with editors and agents. The three-day SDSU conference was among the first to pioneer these 1:1 appointments, giving writers unprecedented access to top-tier publishing professionals — many of whom interact with unpublished authors only through conferences. Award-winning, bestselling, and keynote speakers: •R.L. Stine – One of the best-selling children’s authors in history • J.A. Jance – Top 10 New York Times best-selling author •Jonathan Maberry – Best-selling author and

five-time Bram Stoker Award-winner •Sherrilyn Kenyon – International and New York Times #1 best-selling author of fantasy, horror, and more New features this year include: 1 p.m. starting time on Friday opening with keynote speaker Maberry, and a hosted dinner. There will also be more than 40 concurrent workshops – the most ever – facilitated by top publishing professionals. The conference takes place 1-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20; 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21; and 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. On-site registration begins at 11 a.m. on Friday, with the first breakout session at 2:15 p.m. Registration is $499 from Jan. 4-17 and $549 at the door, if space allows. For complete information, visit, email, or call (619) 594-2099.

Award-winning cookbook author to appear at Jan. 29 Good Earth/Great Chefs event in RSF Good Earth /Great Chefs series recently announced its first event of the new year with San Diego-based food journalist Carolynn Carreño, and the launch of her new cookbook Bowls of Plenty: Recipes for Healthy and Delicious Whole Grain Meals. A festive, outdoor book-signing will be held Sunday, Jan. 29, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Chino Farm in Rancho Santa Fe. The event will feature live music and complimentary “market bowl” tastings using fresh, picked-that-morning vegetables from The

Chino Farm. Bowls of Plenty brings one-dish meals to the home cook, offering more than 75 recipes that layer flavorful vegetables with delicious sauces and optional meats on a foundation of whole-grain staples. Chino Farm is located at 6123 Calzada del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe, 92091. Carreño is a James Beard Award-winning journalist and co-author of 12 cookbooks. Visit For more information, visit


EVENT BRIEFS Restaurant Week runs Jan. 15-Jan. 22 The 13th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, Jan. 15 through Sunday, Jan. 22 for an edible extravaganza to ring in the New Year. With over 180 participating restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County, you’re sure to find the perfect place to satisfy any craving. San Diego Restaurant Week is also holding a very delicious partnership for January 2017 as many of the San Diego Restaurant Week restaurants team up with local Girl Scouts to celebrate the arrival of Girl Scouting in San Diego 100 years ago, as well as the 100th anniversary of delectable, scrumptious, delicious Girl Scout Cookies. To celebrate, chefs are getting creative with America’s favorite cookies to dish out special offerings for SDRW diners. Visit for more information, including a list of participating restaurants, or to make your reservations in advance.

Tiger conservation expert to speak at event in Solana Beach Amit Sankhala, an expert on tiger conservation, will speak at the Scott Dunn USA office in Solana Beach on Thursday,Jan. 19 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sankhala is highly regarded within India’s tiger community for his passion and knowledge for ecotourism. His grandfather was known as “The Tiger Man of India” for his pioneering of tiger conservation, and his father led the way for local sustainable tourism. Sankhala is continuing the mission of tiger and nature conservation. He’s an active trustee of Tiger Trust and has three

luxurious lodges in India, including a wilderness camp, Jamtara. Scott Dunn USA is located at 420 North Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, 92075. RSVP to or call 858-345-1730. Visit

CV Library closed through Jan. 20 The Carmel Valley Branch Library will be closed now through Friday, Jan. 20. This closure will allow for necessary system technology upgrades. Holds will have the pick-up date extended to Feb. 4, 2017. The library will re-open on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 9:30 a.m. The library’s book-drop is open at all times.

Depression Bipolar support group to meet Jan. 17 The Depression Bipolar support group will meet Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Pacifica Del Mar restaurant. For more information, Roger Alsabrook at 858-525-1509 or

Experts to speak on ‘Managing Children’s Health’ at CV Library The Carmel Valley Library will present “Managing Children’s Health” on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Attend the event for a discussion panel with Dr. Anita Raj, professor of medicine and global health at UCSD, and Gayathri Selvakumar, senior VP and CEO of

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Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, about the management of children’s health. The event is presented by the Indian American Society.

Lunar New Year Celebration to be held at CV Library A Lunar New Year Celebration will be held at the Carmel Valley Library on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. in the Community Room. Enjoy a New Lunar Year Celebration with the Chinese Historical Society. The story “A Dragon’s Tale” will be performed which presents how the Chinese Zodiac came to be and why the mythological Chinese dragon is so revered. Registration is required. Limit 40. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk at the Carmel Valley Branch Library (3919 Townsgate Dr, San Diego, 92130).

STEM workshops for students at Solana Beach Library Fifth- through 8th-grade students are invited to the Solana Beach Library Thursday, Jan. 19, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., for the first of a series of “STEM for You and Me” workshops. The workshops will be held the third Thursday of each month, January through May. Science club students from Torrey Pines High School will lead the programs, filling the 45 minutes with learning and activities, all related to science and technology. Snacks will be provided. The library location is 157 Stevens Ave., and the phone is 858-755-1404.

A Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club brunch and fundraiser jewelry sale to raise scholarship monies for Pi Phi collegians at UCSD will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact Kerry Luehring for more details at 858-613-3926.

Annual Wellness Week in Encinitas Jan. 21-27 Wellness Week in Encinitas will be held Jan. 21-27. The event is a week-long program of events and special offers designed to engage the public in learning about and experiencing ways to improve their physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The week begins with the Wellness Week Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Encinitas Library (540 Cornish Dr, Encinitas, 92024). Enjoy dozens of exhibitors (in the library parking lot and inside), offering everything from free mini-treatments and samples to workshops and kids’ activities. Throughout the week, participating organizations offer free exams, consultations, classes, workshops, and discounts. For more information on Wellness Week, visit

Listen Up! •Best-selling author Dean Karnazes, an internationally recognized endurance athlete and one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, will be at Warwick’s Books to discuss and sign his new work “The Road to Sparta,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7812 Girard Ave. Reserved seating available. Free, but only books purchased from Warwick’s ($20.99) will be signed. (858) 454-0347. •The Old Globe Theatre presents the fourth annual New Voices Festival with a new moniker: Powers New Voices Festival. It’s a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, Jan. 13-15 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, San Diego. Free, but SEE EVENTS, B15

‘Musical Mélange’ to be presented Jan. 22 The Chamber Music Players of the North Coast Symphony Orchestra will present, “Musical Mélange” at the Schulman Auditorium at the Carlsbad Dove Library on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m. The program will consist of the “Holberg Suite” by Grieg for strings conducted by Daniel Swem, and the “Czech Suite” by Dvorak for winds conducted by Bill Gilmer. Admission is free, donations accepted. Carlsbad Fove Library is located at 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, 92011.


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Del Mar Kiwanis donates $3,000 in support of children fighting cancer


he Del Mar Kiwanis Club recently donated $3,000 to the Celebration of Champions section of Rady Children’s Hospital. The funds were raised through the Kiwanis Club’s annual Day at the Races. The Del Mar club is part of Kiwanis International, which was is an organization founded to assist the less fortunate children of the world. There are several Kiwanis divisions and many clubs that are active in San Diego County. All welcome new members who have an interest in assisting the children of the world. The Del Mar Kiwanis Club meets at the Fish House restaurant on the first and third Thursdays each month. Anyone interested in attending a meeting may contact Chuck Phillips @


Pictured at the check donation are: Nancy Wasko, Bob Siggins, Julie Connolly (accepting), Steve Gardella, Cathy Golden, Deborah Sporviero and Sherrie Pantalon

DM-SB Rotary delivers over $20,000 to three organizations Last month, the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club delivered over $20,000 to three deserving nonprofit organizations the club has worked with over many years. They were the Community Resource Center, Just in Time for Foster Youth and Reality Changers. As a partner with, and major beneficiary of, DMSB Rotary’s Turf Bocce Tournament last October, Reality Changers received a check for over $10,000. With locations in San Diego and Solana Beach, it COURTESY PHOTOS provides life-changing The check presentation to the Community Resource Center. DMSB Rotary President Liam Murphy opportunities for students in need. and Community Service Chair Susan Hennenfent, present a check for $1,000 to (center-left) Cathie Its work transforms communities, Byrd and (center-right) Stacy Slagor, volunteer manager and director of development, respectively. one student at a time. ( Also a partner and major beneficiary of DMSB Rotary’s Turf Bocce Tournament, Just in Time for Foster Youth received nearly $9,000. JIT helps transitioning foster youth to become confident and capable adults, and connected to caring adult mentors. It looks for areas of critical needs for foster youth aging out of the foster care system and fills those gaps. ( The Community Resource Center serves those of coastal north county The check presentation to Just in Time for Foster Youth. DMSB Rotary President Liam Murphy and who need critical assistance in the Community Service Chair Susan Hennenfent present a check for $8,877 to (center) Don Wells, areas food programs, emergency executive director of Just in Time for Foster Youth. and transitional housing, and domestic violence services. In addition to the $1,000 check provided to CRC last month, DMSB Rotary participates in a number of CRC programs, such as its Holiday Baskets event. ( Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary consists of civic-minded individuals who meet regularly, hear from interesting speakers, get to know each other better, and enjoy working on service projects that make the local community and the world better for all. Interested individuals are invited to attend breakfast meetings held on Friday mornings at the Del Mar Hilton on The check presentation to Reality Changers. DMSB Rotary President, Liam Murphy and Community Jimmy Durante Blvd. Service Chair Susan Hennenfent present Reality Changers’ Founder and President Chris Yanov with a check for $10,524. (

Tiger Woods commits to 2017 Farmers Insurance Open Tiger Woods, a seven-time winner of the Farmers Insurance Open, has committed to play in the 2017 tournament, the Century Club announced recently. Woods will join a stellar field that includes Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson, Brandt Snedeker and more. Woods will play for the first time in 2017 at the Jan. 26-29 PGA Tour event at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla. He won the Farmers Insurance Open in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2013, and earned his last major championship victory in a 19-hole playoff at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in 2008. The return of the 79-time PGA Tour winner and 14-time major championship winner will mark his first start in a full-field PGA Tour event since August 2015. In early December, he returned from a 15-month injury layoff in the 18-player Hero World Challenge. In addition to his seven victories at the Farmers Insurance Open, Woods has finished in the top 10 six other times in 15 appearances. He is the tournament’s all-time leading money winner, with $6,856,015. “We’re thrilled our fans will have the opportunity to see Tiger in addition to what is already a very strong field for the Farmers Insurance Open,” said Century Club CEO Peter Ripa. “He has experienced tremendous success at Torrey Pines and in our tournament, and we couldn’t think of a better place for him to start the year. Tiger’s presence will add to a deep and talented field that includes many of the top stars in the game as well as some exciting up-and-coming players.” Tickets for the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open are now on sale and can be purchased online at


Mitchell Thorp Foundation to hold 5K Run/Walk Feb. 4 Each year, a quarter of a million children in the United States, including more than 1,200 in San Diego County, are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Mitchell Thorp Foundation (“MTF”) has been helping these children and families with financial, emotional and resource support to their desperate situations. “Not many organizations can claim more than 90 percent of all funds raised go directly to the programs to assist the families and children,” noted MTF Co-Founder and CEO, Brad Thorp. “We are proud that we can.” MTF will hold its largest fundraiser of the year, the eighth annual 5K Run/Walk, on Feb. 4 at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad. This year, the event will be themed around these Warrior Children who fight every day for their lives. “Bring Out The Warrior Within to Help a Warrior Child” will set the stage for the 5K, which will feature a chip-timed race for runners and a beautiful park loop for walkers. In addition, a kids’ obstacle course with great prizes, warrior trophy awarded to largest team, music, and food will set the stage for a great day for the entire family. The funds raised from the event will benefit the families in these grave situations. “There are so many hurdles faced by these families and we are honored to be able to help them,” said MTF Co-Founder and Executive Director Beth Thorp. In addition to medical bills and emotional strain, statistically, 78 percent of married couples caring for a terminally ill child end in divorce or separation, often bankrupting


Mitchell Thorp Foundation will hold its largest fundraiser of the year, the eighth annual 5K Run/Walk, on Feb. 4 at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad. them financially, psychically and spiritually. By direct contrast, MTF has a 100 percent success rate in keeping the families they serve together. “We are most proud of that fact,” said Beth. The event is once again made possible by the support of sponsors, including Independent Financial Group, DATRON, Mission Federal Credit Union and NRG Energy. Information, online registration or to donate can be found at The Mitchell Thorp Foundation (MTF) is a public 501 (c)(3) organization, commemorating

Mitchell’s shortened life of 18 years and his five-year heroic struggle against an undiagnosed illness. Mitchell’s strength and courage, along with the community’s support, collectively inspired the family to establish MTF that supports families whose children suffer from life-threatening illnesses, diseases and disorders, by providing financial, emotional and resources to their desperate situation. In addition, the MTF provides scholarships and awards to promising young athletes, like Mitchell.

Inventor of coronary heart stent to speak at Del Mar SeaCoast Republican Women Federated event Del Mar SeaCoast Republican Women Federated will host an evening with Dr. Richard Schatz, cardiologist and inventor of the coronary heart stent. The event will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, from 6-8 p.m. at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Schatz will speak about development of the Palmaz-Schatz heart stent approved for use in 1994. Issues concerning America’s health care will also be addressed. Come for an informative evening with a preeminent leader in medicine. Del Mar Country Club is located at 6001 Club House Drive, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. Cost is $25 per person, which includes appetizers and one glass of wine. Reservation required, names will be submitted to the gate at the Del Mar County Club. Contact: Terry Minasian: 858-481-8904,


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-032183 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. UpSurge Media Located at: 4906 Coach Horse Court, SanDiego,CA92130,SanDiegoCounty. Mailing Address: 4906 Coach Horse Court, San Diego, CA 92130. Registered Owners Name(s): a. North Pacific Innovations, LLC., 4906 Coach Horse Court, San Diego, CA 92130, Delaware. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. The first day of business has not yet started . This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/20/2016. Sami Baki, CEO. CV958. Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-031707 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Conekt2 Inc. b. C2 Group Located at: 9707 Waples Street, Suite 700, San Diego, CA 92121, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Conekt2 Inc., 9707 Waples Street, Suite 700, San Diego, CA 92121, California. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. The first day of business was 09/12/2016. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/14/2016. Omneya Salem, President. CV948. Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 5, 12, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-031123 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Del Mar Advisory Group

Domestic Short Hair, is looking for a calm, quiet home to share his love. When his previous owner fell ill, this darling boy was brought to our care for a second chance at a loving family. Ringo has done well with children, other cats and dogs and loves to be with his humans. He may be a little shy at first, but after a few treats, he’ll cozy right up for snuggles. Ringo is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3450 E. Valley Parkway in Escondido. To learn more about adopting Ringo, please call 760-888-2275 or visit a. Del Mar Advisory Group Located at: 13998 Mango Dr., Del Mar, CA 92014, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Sam G. Lambros, 13998 Mango Dr., Del Mar, CA 92014. b. Christine M. Lambros, 13998 Mango Dr., Del Mar, CA 92014. This business is conducted by: a Married Couple. The first day of business has not yet started . This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/06/2016. Sam G. Lambros. DM1710. Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 5, 12, 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-032188 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Healing Et Acupuncture Located at: 7730 Herschel Ave., Suite L, La Jolla, CA 92037, San Diego County. Mailing Address: PO Box 12171, La Jolla, CA 92039. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Erika Portnoy, 7730 Herschel Ave., Suite L, La Jolla, CA 92037. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business was 11/01/2016. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/20/2016. Erika Portnoy. CV951. Dec. 29, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-032309 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Define Mi Hair Salon Located at: 5550 Carmel Mountain Rd. Suite 107, San Diego, CA 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 6246 Wunderlin Ave., San Diego, CA 92114. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Mimi Bui, 6246 Wunderlin Ave., San Diego, CA 92114. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business has not yet started . This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/22/2016. Mimi Bui. CV955. Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-032895 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Grace Property Services Located at: 7940 Rufus Ct., San Diego, CA 92129, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 7940 Rufus Ct., San Diego, CA 92129. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Tricia Lin, 7940 Rufus Ct., San Diego, CA 92129. b.Philip C. Lin, 7940 Rufus Ct., San Diego, CA 92129. This business is conducted by: a Married Couple. The first day of business was 12/29/2016. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/29/2016. Tricia Lin. CV956. Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2. 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2017-000104 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Escape Era Located at: 5830 Oberlin Dr., #303, San Diego, CA 92121, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. HRAY Matter Technologies, LLC., 5830 Oberlin Dr., #303, San Diego, CA 92121, California. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. The first day of business was 12/19/2016. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 01/03/2017. Holmes Chuang, Manager. CV957. Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-031325 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. At Whit’s End Located at: 7845 Westside Drive, unit #536, San Diego, CA 92108, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Whitney Allen, 7845 Westside Drive, unit #536, San Diego, CA 92108. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business has not yet started . This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/09/2016. Whitney Allen. CV946. Dec. 22, 29, 2016 Jan 5, 12, 2017


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2017-000364 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Inwards Journey Located at: 136 N. Acacia Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 136 N. Acacia Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Aysun Tezveren, 136 N. Acacia Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business has not yet started . This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 01/05/2017. Aysun Tezveren. DM1718. Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-031709 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. C2 Mental Edge Located at: 9707 Waples Street, Suite 700, San Diego, CA 92121, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Conekt2 LLC, 9707 Waples Street, Suite 700, San Diego, CA 92121, California. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. The first day of business was 08/23/2013. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/14/2016. Omneya Salem, Manager. CV949. Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 5, 12, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-031504 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Beach Town Productions Located at: 503 Marine View Ave., Del Mar, CA 92014, San Diego County. Mailing Address: PO Box 3051, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Sam Gross, 503 Marine View Ave., Del Mar, CA 92014. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business was 06/01/2006. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/12/2016. Sam Gross III. DM1712. Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 5, 12, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-032172 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. The Starter’s Academy b. Starter’s Academy Located at: 13312 Tiverton Rd., San Diego, CA 92130, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Todd Bashor, 13312 Tiverton Rd., San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business was 12/17/2012. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/20/2016. Todd Bashor. CV953. Dec. 29, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-032053 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Mediterranean Catering Located at: 4195 Via Candidiz, Unit 6, San Diego, CA 92130, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Erfan Agha Mohyaldin, 4195 Via Candidiz, Unit 6, San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business has not yet started . This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/19/2016. Erfan Agha Mohyaldin. DM2293. Dec. 29, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-031957 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. JMS Interiors Located at: 13610 Jadestone Way, San Diego, CA 92130, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Sheila G. Levin, 13610 Jadestone Way, San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business was 10/10/1985. This

day of business was 10/10 statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/16/2016. Sheila G. Levin. CV950. Dec. 22, 29, 2016 Jan. 5, 12, 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-032207 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Del Mar Holistic Health Center Located at: 1011 Camino del Mar, #240, Del Mar, CA 92014, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Pia Romano, 1305 Via Terrasa, Encinitas, CA 92024. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business has not yet started . This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/21/2016. Pia Romano. DM1713. Dec. 29, 2016 Jan 5, 12, 19, 2017 NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 926 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 6.52 RELATED TO OPERATIONS PERMIT: LARGE ASSEMBLAGE BY REVISING SECTIONS 6.52.010, 6.52.020, 6.52.030 AND 6.52.040 AND BY ADDING CHAPTER 30.73 RELATED TO TEMPORARY USE PERMITS BY ADDING SECTIONS 30.73.010, 30.73.020, 30.73.030, 30.73.040, 30.73.050, and 30.73.060. The above referenced ordinance was adopted by a unanimous vote of the Del Mar City Council on January 3, 2017. A full copy of the ordinance may be reviewed in the Administrative Services Department. Date: Jan. 5, 2017 Ashley Jones, Administrative Services Director ORDAD 926. DM1715. 1/12/2017. NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 927 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA, REGARDING ADOPTION OF A NEW PERMIT APPLICATION FEE FOR TEMPORARY USE PERMITS REQUIRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 30.73 OF THE DEL MAR MUNICIPAL CODE. The above referenced ordinance was adopted by a unanimous vote of the Del Mar City Council on January 3, 2017. A full copy of the ordinance may be reviewed in the Administrative Services Department. Date: Jan. 5, 2017 Ashley Jones, Administrative Services Director ORDAD 927. DM1716. 1/12/2017. City of Del Mar Design Review Board Agenda Del Mar (Temporary) Council Chambers 2010 Jimmy Durante Boulevard Suite #100 Start Time: 6:00PM, Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 ROLL CALL, APPROVAL OF MINUTES, UPDATE, HEARING FROM THE AUDIENCE ON ITEMS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA, DESIGN REVIEW BOARD/ STAFF DISCUSSION (Non-Application Items); DISCUSSION AND BRIEFING (Application Items), CONSENT CALENDAR, CONTINUED APPLICATION(S): ITEM 1 DRB-024 CDP16-005 LC16015 APN: 300-030-26 Location: 539 15th Street Applicant/Owner: Matthew Haydinger Applicant Agent: The Paul Company, LLC Zone: R-10 Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Matt Bator, AICP, Senior Planner Description: A request for Design Review, Coastal Development, and Land Conservation Permits to demolish a one-story, single-family residence and construct a new (replacement) onestory, single-family residence over basement with a new pool/spa and associated grading, landscaping and site improvements. *Item continued to the February DRB Meeting. ITEM 2 DRB16-028 APN: 300-321-01 Location: 516-522 Stratford Court Applicant/Owner: 516 Stratford Court, L.P. Applicant Agent: Jim McMenamin, Zephyr Partners Zone: RM-South Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Matt Bator, AICP, Senior Planner Description:

tor, AICP, Senior Planner Description: A request for Design Review, Coastal Development, and Land Conservation Permits to demolish three existing residential buildings containing five dwelling units and construct two new [detached] single-family residences over basements with associated grading, landscape, hardscape and site improvements.*This project is located within the Coastal Commission’s Appeal Jurisdiction. NEW DRB-SIGN APPLICATION(S): ITEM 3 DRBS16-001 APN: 298-241-08 Location: 3262 Camino del Mar Owner: Fletcher Claire Martin Property Zone: BC Environmental Status: Categorically Exempt pursuant to Section 15311 (a) (Class 11 – Accessory Structures). Contact Person: Shaun McMahon, Management Analyst Description: A request for Design Review to install seven signs totaling 117 square feet in area for the Brigantine Del Mar. Four of the proposed signs incorporate illumination. ITEM 4 DRBS16-002 APN: 300-012-03 Location: 221 15th Street Owner: AK Del Mar Office Partners, LLC Zone: CC Environmental Status: Categorically Exempt pursuant to Section 15311 (a) (Class 11 – Accessory Structures). Contact Person: Evan Langan, AICP, Associate Planner Description: A request for a Design Review Permit – Sign to allow the placement of one new, non-illuminated sign on the north-facing façade of existing business “LBA Realty.” ITEM 5 DRB16S-003 APN: 300-030-86 Location: 1555 Camino del Mar Owner: G L L B V K PROPERTIES 2007 Zone: PSP Environmental Status: Categorically Exempt pursuant to Section 15311 (a) (Class 11 – Accessory Structures). Contact Person: Shaun McMahon, Management Analyst Description: A request for Design Review to install a countdown clock for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup in Del Mar at the Del Mar Plaza. The proposed clock will remain installed

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proposed clock will remain installed until the completion of the Breeders’ Cup event. NEW APPLICATION(S): ITEM 6 DRB16-038 APN: 300-040-55 Location: 1492 Crest Road Owner: Tom Bruskotter Zone: R1-10, WUI Environmental Status: Exempt Contact Person: Breann Guzman, Assistant Planner Description: A request for Design Review to install a new elevator and patio cover structure over an existing deck. ITEM 7 DRB16-040 CDP16-025 LC16-013 TRP16-024 APN: 300-174-12 Location: 120 8th Street Owner: Joseph Bevash Zone: R2 Environmental Status: Categorically Exempt pursuant to Section 15303 (a) (Class 3 – New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures). Contact Person: Evan Langan, AICP, Associate Planner Description: A request for Design Review, Coastal Development, Land Conservation and Tree Removal Permits to allow the demolition of an existing single-family residence and the construction of a new, two-story, single-family residence with attached garage and basement, in conjunction with associated grading and the removal of one Torrey Pine Tree.


moval of one Torrey Pine Tree. ITEM 8 DRB16-043 APN: 299-093-18 Location: 218 22nd Street Owner: Doug Simpson Zone: RME Environmental Status: Categorically Exempt pursuant to Section 15301 (Class 1 – Existing Facilities). Contact Person: Evan Langan, AICP, Associate Planner Description: A request for a Design Review Permit to allow modifications to the roof of an existing single-family residence in conjunction with an interior and exterior remodel, and the construction of a new, detached accessory structure. ADJOURNMENT drb2017_1.25. DM1719. 1.12.17

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Red Cross issues an emergency call for blood and platelet donations during severe winter blood shortage The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives. Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer donations in November and December than what was needed. Snowstorms and severe weather have also impacted donations. Nearly 100 blood drives were forced to cancel in December, resulting in more than 3,100 blood donations going uncollected. “Blood and platelet donations are critically needed in the coming days so that patients can continue to receive the lifesaving treatments they are counting on,” said Jay Winkenbach, Donor Recruitment director of the local Red Cross Blood Services Region. “We encourage donors to invite a family member or friend to donate with them to help meet patient needs. Right now, blood and platelet donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in.” Find a blood donation opportunity and schedule an appointment to donate by using the free Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The Red Cross is extending hours at many donation sites for more donors to give blood or platelets.


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Going Nuts Over Seeds — Part 2


hen I was growing up, chia pets were all the rage. As a gag for my Sweet 16 birthday, one of my friends gave me a kitschy chia dog that magically grew a luxurious “fur” coat after I placed hundreds of tiny chia seeds on the canine’s bare body, and watered them religiously for several days. Today I still embrace those precious chia seeds, but now I sprinkle them on everything from acai bowls, smoothies and hot cereals to green salads, pastas, and stir fries, along with blending them in pancakes, scones, muffins and quick breads to dial up flavor, texture and add a nutritional oomph. The chia plant or chia sage botanically known as Salvia hispanica, a native of the Mexican central valley, and staple of the Aztec and Mayan diets for thousands of years, has ironically transformed into a trendy new superfood of the Western world. The petite, elliptically-shaped black seed has Herculean powers, especially being hydrophilic. Having the ability to absorb more than 10 times its weight in water makes this potent oilseed both hydrating for athletes and healthful for diabetics as it puts the skids on the rate at which carbs are converted into sugars. Soaked in almond, soy or coconut milk for an hour, the wondrous seeds form a gelatinous

■ Ingredients (Serves 4): • 1 cup buckwheat (kasha), whole or coarse • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 sweet onion, diced • 1 cup mushrooms (crimini, button, oyster, your choice), sliced • 1 large egg, beaten • 2 cups broth (chicken, vegetable or mushroom)

mixture that makes a refreshing fresca or indulgent pudding. There’s more. Having a rich store of vitamins, minerals, proteins, dietary fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids, this translates to multiple benefits for mind, body and soul. Feeling sluggish and logy? Chia seeds boost energy and enhance your work-out regimen. Have brittle bones and chalky teeth? Chia seeds are a calcium powerhouse beating out milk by a long shot. Your ticker need tweaking? Chias reduce inflammation, bad cholesterol and blood pressure levels to keep the heart and constitution humming. Want to shed some holiday pounds? These

slimming seeds regulate digestion and slow down food absorption. As an added boon, they’re gluten-free with a heap of antioxidants to ward off harmful and aging free radicals. At last, the high fatty acid profile lubricates brain cells to keep you sharp and alert. Hearty and stable, chias have a long shelf life, unlike flax seeds that turn rancid quickly if not stored in a cool, dark place. Another seed-related flashback to my youth relates to buckwheat, which my grandmother sautéed with onions and mushrooms, and tossed with little bow tie pastas (recipe provided) as a side dish for chicken, brisket or fish. The kernels would perfume her kitchen with a distinct earthiness, so strong it would trail out the door. Once considered an ethnic dish popularly served at delis and other Jewish eateries, buckwheat is making a culinary conversion, becoming part of the mainstream repertoire of chefs coast to coast. Of ancient Central Asian origins, buckwheat is a misnomer, since it is neither a wheat, grass

• 1 cup (cooked, drained) whole-wheat bow tie pasta (farfalle) ■ Method: Heat oil on medium in a covered saucepan and sauté onions and mushrooms until tender. In a mixing bowl, blend kasha, egg and seasoning. Add to saucepan. Cook on medium until groats separate. Add broth. Bring to a boil, then simmer, covering pot until liquid is absorbed (about 10 minutes). Toss in pasta. Garnish with chopped parsley.

nor cereal grain, though its chewy texture rife with complex carbs earned it the moniker “pseudo-cereal.” A member of the rhubarb and sorrel family, buckwheat is a pyramid-shaped seed coated with a black hull. When the latter is removed, the kernel or groat is exposed, which can be ground into buckwheat flour to impart a nutty flavor to pancakes, breads or Japanese soba noodles. When prepared toasted and whole, the seed is commonly called “kasha,” enjoyed as a sweet breakfast cereal, tossed in salads to add a protein load for a complete meal, molded into toothsome vegetable burgers, or used as a filling for cabbage rolls or a rice substitute. Buckwheat contains a motherlode of gluten-free, anti-inflammatory nutrients, including vitamins B1 and B2 for metabolic functions and stress relief, iron and copper to pump up blood health, magnesium for normal muscle, nerve and bone function, and trace minerals, such as, phosphorous, zinc, and selenium to store energy and boost the immune system.

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The Hazards of Binge Exercising after the Holidays January is filled with people resolving to live a healthier, more active lifestyle. In fact, many gyms make most of their money between January and February on new memberships (and often see a 40%-80% drop in attendance by March). Frequently, though, people are so preoccupied with numbers and sizes—dropping those 5-15 holiday pounds, for example—that they only focus on short-term results for what really should be a long-term solution. The truth is that fitness is a lifestyle and not something that should be a binge activity. Why? Binge exercising can actually be harmful

to your vein and heart health. Other hazards of binge exercising are an increased chance of sustaining injury, especially when coming off a stretch of inactivity. Does this sound familiar? You resolve to get in shape, so you join a fitness boot camp. They have a plan that gives you some kind of rebate if you lose a certain amount of weight in the first week. You are pushed to binge exercise (and binge diet). The problem? Sudden bursts of extended (binge) exercising are hard on your muscles, which haven’t been trained slowly to be in shape. The same problem is true for people who set a goal to run a marathon for the first time. You don’t become a marathon runner to get in shape; you have to train slowly, over a period of time, to build up to becoming a marathon runner. You can’t binge exercise over a few months to get in shape and be healthy. Binge exercising is like overdosing on exercise. A lot of scientific research has been conducted on the effects of binge exercising on health because of the recent trends in boot camps and marathon and triathlon



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participation. For most people, workouts should be low impact and should not last for more than 45 minutes at a time in order to be the most effective with the fewest health hazards. Cardiovascular activity improves the oxygenation in your blood, your body’s ability to detoxify, your endorphin levels, and can boost your immune system, all while getting your heart to pump more efficiently through your cardiovascular system. However, binge exercising—heavy activity sustained for considerably more than 45 minutes, not only decreases the rates of these benefits but can actually do harm to your body. For one thing, binge exercising can cause your body to break down your tissues, also known as going into a catabolic state. Your immune system may be weakened, in part because of the release of excessive cortisol, which in some cases can lead to chronic disease. Sustained binge exercising can lead to microscopic tears in your muscles, which won’t heal if binge exercising continues. And working out too late in the day and for too long can lead to insomnia.

But the greatest potential threat of binge exercising is the effect it can have on your heart’s health. Remember, the heart is a muscle as well as the center of your vascular system. Overtraining for activities such as marathons or triathlons can put the heart under extremely high stress. Endurance runners experience greater scarring on the heart tissue (this is especially acute for middle-aged men). Part of the reason for this is that extensive cardiovascular exercise causes high oxidative stress, as well as inflammation—and all of these can potentially trigger cardiac arrest. Recent extensive research even shows notably higher instances in endurance runners of calcified plaque in their arteries, as well as more detectable scar tissue on their heart muscles and decreased right ventricular systolic function. Column continued at sd-hazards-binge-exercising-afterholidays-20170105-story.html

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CWC Asset Advisors, Inc. announces completion of Carmel Valley building renovation CWC Asset Advisors, Inc., the managing member of CWC Income Properties 3, LLC, recently announced the completion of renovations on a building they purchased in mid-2015. The 14,000-square-foot, two-story office building is located at 11236 El Camino Real, Carmel Valley. The extensive remodeling of both floors has culminated in a modern, functional, open-concept floor plan for its two tenants. Anokiwave Inc., a fabless semiconductor company occupies the first floor. Their space balances a low-noise environment required by their engineers and sales team with areas suitable for large groups allowing dynamic interaction.

For more information about Anokiwave’s mmW Solutions visit The second floor is occupied by Christopher Weil & Company, Inc., a boutique Investor~Manager~Advisor firm specializing in portfolio management, proprietary private investments and deep-bench financial advisory. The space is constructed with an eye to the team-oriented nature of their business. Nearly a third of the office is dedicated to communal areas with big screen TVs, yoga accessories and movable furniture allowing the space to be used for a variety of purposes. For more information about Christopher Weil & Company, Inc. visit

Creamistry to serve up free ice cream at Jan. 13 opening Creamistry, the original liquid-nitrogen ice cream shop, will be holding its grand opening event Friday, Jan. 13 in Torrey Highlands Village Center. Creamistry is located right off SR-56 and Camino Del Sur, in the same plaza as Peet’s Coffee and the new Vons. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 13 and free ice cream will be offered from 4-6 p.m. Guests who join in on the fun on Instagram and Facebook using the hastag #CreamistryCarmelValley will be entered to

win free ice cream for a year. Made with an almost futuristic process that is a blend of art and science, Creamistry handcrafts customizable ice cream right in front of the customer using fresh, premium ingredients and a blast of liquid nitrogen. With four bases and more than 70 flavors and toppings to choose from, the combinations are endless. Creamistry is located at 7825 Highlands Village Place Suite E104. Visit for more information.

EVENT BRIEFS (CONTINUED) FROM EVENTS, B8 reservations required: (619) 234-5623. Summaries and play descriptions: •The 2016-2017 Shaffer Family Foundation Endowed Science Lecture Series will host The Bishop’s School alumnus Dr. Kelly Parsons, Associate Professor of Surgery at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 in the Geier Family Presentation Hall, 7607 La Jolla Blvd. Parsons will discuss, “Medicine, Science and Innovation: Creativity Through Collaboration,” exploring the ways collaborative, trans-disciplinary science invigorates and accelerates medical discovery. Free. RSVP: (858) 875-0728.

Honoring Dr. King •The 29th All People’s Celebration will be held 10 a.m. on Martin Luther King,

Jr. Day (Jan. 16) to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King and his vision for a better world. More than 1,000 business leaders, elected officials, faith leaders, community organizers, artists and students will come together for an inspiring program of speakers at Balboa Park Activity Center, 2145 Park Blvd., San Diego. Admission: $50. (619) 269-1823. • Leaders from diverse faith communities will join hands in community service as a part of the National Day of Service in memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. From 9 a.m. until approximately noon on Jan. 16, leaders and members of congregations from all faiths will help beautify Balboa Park. Meet near the corner of Juniper Road and Balboa Drive for clearing and hauling brush and trash, cleaning flower beds, and planting. Musical entertainment and picnic begins at 11:30 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to register at

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209 Torrey Pines Terrace Jean Logan, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-442-0499

$4,795,000 5BD / 6.5BA

4809 Linea Del Sol Robert Sayler, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

$1,149,000 4BD / 3.5BA

688 Cypress Hills Drive Jodi Dunham, Coldwell Banker

$1,489,000 4BD / 4.5BA

1408 Lauren Court Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. D. Short, Coldwell Banker/Host: L. Braun(SAT), J Fishman (SUN) 619-708-1500

$1,799,000 4BD / 5BA

796 Clark Ave Kathe Lang, Berkshire Hathaway

$1,198,000 3BD / 3BA

8172 Santaluz Village Green North Eileen Anderson, Willis Allen Real Estate

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-245-9851

$1,325,000 4BD / 3BA

5150 Via Avante Becky Campbell, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-449-2027

$1,450,000 3BD / 2.5BA

14530 Caminito Saragossa Shannon Biszantz, Pacific Sothebys International Realty

$1,525,000 5BD / 4BA

5293 Vista Del Dios – Senterra J. Lefferdink, Berkshire Hathaway/Host: K. Lefferdink

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 619-813-8222/619-813-8221

$2,495,000 5BD / 5BA

5424 El Cielito Erica Peterson, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-395-4981

$3,499,000 5BD / 6BA

8175 Doug Hill Eileen Anderson, Willis Allen Real Estate

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-245-9851

$3,999,000 4BD / 4.5BA

5546 San Elijo Cathy Gilchrist-Colmar, Pacific Sotheby’s/Host: Lisa Schoelen

Sat 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-775-6511

$4,100,000 8BD / 7.5BA

17615 Via de Fortuna Cecilia G Zavala, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-699-6646

$5,750,000 4BD / 6BA

14630 Calle Diegueno Becky Campbell, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-449-2027

$8,900,000 6BD / 7BA

6546 Valle Plateada Scott Union, Union West/Host: Vicki Shea

Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-922-2283


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Sat 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. 760-576-6933


Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 619-417-4655

Sat, Sun, Mon 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-518-9663/619-743-5644

SOLANA BEACH $2,675,000 4BD / 3.5BA

553 Glencrest DriveSolana Beach Bob Angello, Willis Allen Real Estate

Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 858-755-9100

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(619) 857-9884 Doug Springer

(858) 243-1122 Sally Shapiro

(858) 472-1570 Judy Joseph

(619) 606-9111 Tom Varga

(760) 525-6703 Ian Wilson

(858) 756-3387 Carol Snow

(760) 815-1195 Dennis Petras

(760) 815-2266 John Finley

(858) 525-2291 Kyle Belding

(760) 390-1438 Elizabeth Finley

(858) 779-9052 Eve Vanderlip-Union

(858) 518-1809 Dean Boucher

(858) 967-1897 Diane Daley-Eaton

(619) 218-1348 Bob Pellaton

(602) 380-1552 Inna Lazarus

(619) 990-2100 Bijan Nikoopour

(858) 793-0985 Marcia Asbeck

(858) 204-1057 Pam Naiman

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Sally Shapiro (858) 243-1122

Tom Varga (619) 606-9111

PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS from this home located across from pool area. 2BR, 2BA, 1,156 SqFt, with a modern floor plan featuring vaulted ceilings in island kitchen and great room. Windows/sliders across the back lead to a large patio with ample room for dining and entertaining. Newer kitchen cabinets and appliances. $1,200,000

In the gated community of Bernardo Vista Del Lago, this 1BR, 1BA end unit sits on greenbelt with a private patio. The kitchen and bathroom have been exquisitely remodeled. Kitchen has new stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and soft closed cabinetry. Brand new, never used washer and dryer. Complex offers pool, spa, tennis courts, basketball courts, gym and more. $258,000





Ian Wilson (760) 525-6703

Kyle Belding (858) 525-2291

Spectacular 3BR, 2.5BA home on the RB golf course. Beautiful hardwood floors, updated kitchen with stainless appliances, dual pane windows, updated bathrooms. Spacious living room, family room, dining room and charming breakfast area set next to tranquil, private atrium. Large Master Retreat enjoys golf course views. Oversized 2 car + golf cart garage. $695,000


Sunny, light and bright home with ocean breezes! 4BR, 2.5BA, 1,863 SqFt home in Vista. Charming backyard with water features for a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. Open floor plan with high ceilings, custom paint and newer durable flooring throughout the lower level. Community pool. $494,500




Doug Springer (619) 857-9884

Sally Shapiro (858) 243-1122

Ocean view 2BR, 2BA condo. An open floor plan with ocean views from living room, and a large balcony. New kitchen cabinetry and granite counters. Travertine in entry and kitchen. Wide plank hardwood floors. Just 300 yards from ocean bluff, with quick access to beaches, the Village and Torrey Pines. Resort-like amenities with pool, spa, sauna, tennis, and exercise room.

Nicely updated, this 4BR, 3BA, 1,958 SqFt home has fresh paint, carpet, landscaping, and a newly surfaced deck off the Master Suite. Sea Village has two pools, each with a spa, two tennis courts, a sauna, playground, and a putting green. Located close to Torrey Pines Beach and Parks. A great place to call home!

Office located in the heart of Del Mar at 832 Camino Del Mar, Suite 3, Del Mar CA 92014

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