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Volume XVII, Issue 9

March 7, 2013 Published Weekly

DMUSD board discusses budget-woe solutions Community meeting is March 11; budget recommendations to be presented March 20

■ A fresh start for Farmers Market at CCA. See page B3

BY KAREN BILLING Furloughs, bumping up class sizes, limiting librarian hours and reducing maintenance and operations staff are all being discussed as potential solutions for the Del Mar Union School District’s budget woes. The district is staring down a $4.5 million deficit for the current school year

and is on track to deficit spend approximately $4 million for 2013-14. “The district cannot continue to deficit spend the way we are spending and be a fiscally solid district,” Superintendent Holly McClurg said, before presenting her budget solutions at the Feb. 27 district board meeting.

In dealing with the budget, McClurg said she has aimed to keep the community as involved as possible. She has held informational meetings at various school sites over the last few months and about 420 people attended. Those in attendance expressed concerns about the proposed furlough days; parents wondered

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what the instructional impact would be for students as a result of fewer school days as well as expressing concern about the hardship it might place on working parents. Lower class sizes were said to be highly valued. To further community involvement before the superintendent issues her final

The Majors Division Nationals are excited to open the Solana Beach Little League season March 2 at Solana Vista Elementary School. See page 21 . PHOTO/JON CLARK

SANDAG releases updated transit plan for coastline ■ DM’s Winston School marks 25 years of prepping kids for college. Page B1

BY JOE TASH An updated version of a $6.5 billion, decades-long plan for transit, highway and environmental improvements to the 27-mile stretch of coastline between La Jolla and Oceanside was unveiled on Friday, March 1, by the San Diego Association of Governments and the California Department of Transportation. The document is called the draft Public Works Plan, and it out-

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lines a series of projects, including the addition of carpool and express lanes along Interstate 5, doubletracking of the coastal rail line, lagoon restoration, new road and rail bridges, and bicycle and pedestrian trails. The document will be available online for public review and comment until April 29 at See TRANSIT, Page 6

See BUDGET, Page 19

After 13 years, SB approves coastal plan Council says it will consider amendment to resolve disputes

■ The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce recently honored SB’s former Mayor. See page B14

budget solutions and recommendations on March 20, a town hall budget forum will be held on Monday, March 11, at Del Mar Hills Academy from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (14085 Mango Drive, Del Mar, 92014). “I’ve encouraged people to be informed, know what’s

BY CLAIRE HARLIN After more than two hours of discussion and public testimony, the Solana Beach City Council on Feb. 27 approved a contentious coastal land use plan that’s been in the works for 13 years, but the issue is far from over. Although there’s still a lawsuit on the books fighting the Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan (LUP), which has been passed back

and forth between the city and California Coastal Commission (CCC) seven times, the council majority deemed it important to move forward with the approval and then submit to the CCC in about six months an amendment the city’s already working on. Tom Campbell, the only dissenting member of the council, said he can’t support approving the document without knowing what future amendments could be, especially since the CCC hasn’t officially indicated it will approve a possible amendment that would seek to resolve ongoSee COASTAL, Page 6

As Solana Beach revisits its ban, plastic bag usage in Del Mar may come up on a future agenda BY CLAIRE HARLIN While it is not considering a ban at this point, the Del Mar City Council on March 4 unofficially voiced support for gathering data on business’s plastic bag usage in the city. Meanwhile, Solana Beach is responding to concern by having city staff review the 10-cent paper bag fee implemented last year as part of that city’s plastic bag ban. The recommendation to seek a date for discussion in Del Mar was first made by the city’s Sustainabili-

ty Advisory Board (SAB) and then brought to the council’s attention by Councilman Don Mosier, at which point officials discussed possibly agendizing the issue for a formal, noticed discussion in the future. SAB has been charged with addressing plastic bag usage in the city to determine whether the city should consider an ordinance to ban single-use plastic bags as some 65 cities and counties across the

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Officials authorize $25,000 for study to assess Del Mar’s law enforcement needs BY CLAIRE HARLIN The City of Del Mar on March 4 took a step forward in exploring the possibility of starting its own police force, unanimously approving $25,000 to proceed with selecting a consultant to study the city’s options. By commissioning the study, the city is not only seeking an assessment of its current services and what it would cost to provide them internally, but also an analysis of the city’s crime statistics and demographics to determine what the ideal service should look like.

While the city has made no determination on whether it should pursue creating its own law enforcement arm or partner with a neighboring city, perhaps, Mayor Terry Sinnott said it’s important for the city to have options, which he feels the study will clarify. The request for proposals follows several city discussions and a January presentation from the Finance Committee regarding the rising costs of contracting with San Diego County for law enforcement services, as well as concerns about decreasing service levels.

Solana Beach approves completion of east side traffic calming project BY CLAIRE HARLIN It was a bumpy road for the City of Solana Beach, but officials on Feb. 27 finally approved the completion of a traffic calming project on east Lomas Santa Fe and Highland drives that met opposition almost all the way through the process. Estimated at $285,000, the project ended up costing just over $387,000 and included re-striping and signage to calm traffic along Highland Drive between Sun Valley Road and San Lucas Drive, as well as new curbing, gutters, sidewalks and bike lanes on Highland. The original project included a lane reduction from four to two lanes on Lomas Santa Fe, but was scrapped after the community overwhelmingly opposed it. This time around, the city also met resistance regarding the median restriping because the community felt the medians

took up too much space and pushed traffic too close to parked cars, City Manager David Ott said. The city has assured the community it will seek alternatives if residents are not happy with the changes. The city renegotiated with the contractor midway through the project after residents asked for more residential striping in the neighborhoods and median upgrades along Highland Drive between San Lucas and San Andres drives. The city implemented the striping and painted the medians at citizens’ request, however, officials are conducting further evaluations before considering raised medians. Douglas Alden of the city’s bike committee said he was happy with the striping, however, he said he would like to see the installation of bike counters in that area near San Dieguito Park.

Del Mar school district to hold Common Core information nights for parents BY KAREN BILLING Parents will be hearing a lot more about Common Core State Standards in the coming months and year as the new educational methodology will start in the 2014-15 school year. To help parents understand what the Common Core is and what it means for their children, the Del Mar Union School District

will host information nights in the next two months. A parent Common Core Math Night will be held March 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Sage Canyon School. A second event is planned for April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Ashley Falls School. “These standards do have the potential to reform education throughout the country. It’s a very exciting time to be in education,”

said Shelley Peterson, DMUSD assistant superintendent of instructional services. “I’m really optimistic about the potential of these standards.” The Common Core will be a “new educational methodology and assessment that provides a clear and consistent framework for all children, that aims to See CORE, page 16

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DM school district’s Children’s Creative Workshop Del Mar Council calls for more progress, financial to be replaced with summer enrichment program reporting of Tourism Business Improvement District as well offer a “plan your trip” function and show hotel bookings and availability — which will help measure the success of the marketing campaign, McCue said. Public relations efforts and media kits are also being developed. McCue said there is currently a balance of $213,000 for efforts including marketing, web development, photography, direct mail and administrative costs. Expenditures for 2013 are estimated at $165,000. About $30,000 is set aside for streetscape, according to McCue’s presentation. Councilwoman Sherryl Parks said while much is being done in the realm of the Visit Del Mar website and marketing efforts, she would like to see more being done with the streetscape, as was originally proposed. She also said she would like to see more reporting and feedback on the dollars used, pointing out that last month the TBID spent more than $6,000, which multiplied by 12 months, could account to more than $115,000 annually. One problem presented as being a reason for slow progress is the fact that there are only five lodging businesses in Del Mar and therefore only five members on the TBID board, making it hard to achieve a quorum. Parks suggested adding more, non-hotel members to the board, however, Mosier said the non-profit’s rules were purposely written to limit the board membership to hotel owners.

BY KAREN BILLING Del Mar Union School District has opted to change its summer offerings. The district will no longer have the Children’s Creative Workshop, instead offering its enrichment program in the summer, provided by vendors that the district already has. The summer enrichment programs offered in July will be popular programs, such as Spanish, Chinese, fencing and creative clay that are already offered throughout the school year by the after-school program. Another popular CCW program that is being re-imagined is the kindergarten readiness program. It will now be called SKIP Into School, offered in July and taught by credentialed teachers. “We are really keeping many of the same instructors as CCW, we’re just augmenting it and adding so much more to it,” said Julie Geisbauer, director of early childhood/afterschool programs. Geisbauer said they re-evaluated the needs of the kids and learned parents wanted more academics in the district’s summer programming. She said CCW was more popular

in its earlier years because there wasn’t as many offerings when it first started; parents used to have to rush to register because there were no alternatives in the summer—now there are. Where parents still rush to register is with the district’s after-school enrichment classes and Geisbauer hopes their success will continue if offered in the summer months. The summer enrichment program will run July 8 through Aug. 2 with DMUSD’s contracted vendors offering foreign language, music, science, engineering, fine arts, chess, writing, web design and physical fitness. SKIP will also run July 8 through Aug. 2. There will also be other additional summer offerings such as the district’s summer camp from June 17 through Aug. 15, led by the district’s after-school program childcare staff. Kinder Kamp will run June 24 through Aug. 9 and will be a full-day program for students entering kindergarten in the fall. Child Development Center Summer Camp will run June 24 through Aug. 9 for children ages 2 to 5 years.

Del Mar Schools Education Foundation fundraising deadline is April 30; Donations needed BY KAREN BILLING The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation Interim President Drew Isaacman reported at the Feb. 27 school board meeting that the foundation has raised $540,000 so far for the 2013-14 school year. The foundation has $1.5 million left to meet its $2 million goal to fund a full Extended Studies Curriculum, which includes specialized instructors in science, technology, music, art and PE. The foundation’s fundraising deadline is April 30. “The campaign is actually going quite well, we’re at the same pace as last year,” Isaacman said. He said one-third of parents have contributed so far and the foundation’s goal is 100 percent participation—Isaacman noted it’s time for parents to step up. As with every year, fundraising events tend to be back-loaded at the end of the school year. “We fully intend to be able to meet our goal,” Isaacman said.

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BY CLAIRE HARLIN Del Mar City Council members voiced frustration on March 4 that the city’s Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) has made little progress since its incorporation three years ago, while it continues to collect money. The sentiment followed an update on the TBID and its Visit Del Mar campaign, presented by Michelle McCue of McCue Marketing Communications, which was hired by the TBID last September to steer branding efforts. Under the TBID, those efforts, meant to promote overnight stays in Del Mar, are funded by the hotels’ share of 1 percent of gross short-term room rental revenue in the city. While Mayor Terry Sinnott said the report on marketing efforts was great, he said he would like to see a full report of accomplishments — “the kind of thing I think every year the TBID is supposed to come forward with to report the finances, report the results, report the accomplishments, in addition to what you still have on your plate to achieve,” he said. While Councilman Don Mosier agreed the marketing efforts presented were “nice,” he said the council is not yet seeing the return on investment it anticipated when it authorized the TBID. To date, the firm has designed a logo and tagline, “Your California Dream,” as well as developed a website that McCue said will launch in April. The site will feature a destination video to be shot next weekend,


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Del Mar approves river valley JPA agreement, nudges City of San Diego to pay its dues BY CLAIRE HARLIN The Del Mar City Council on March 4 unanimously agreed to extend a partnership agreement that empowers and holds accountable neighboring cities in maintaining and operating the San Dieguito River Valley. The move served not only as the city’s pledge to continue contributing $60,000 in annual dues to the JPA, but also an effort to set a good example for the City of San Diego, which has failed to pay its dues — about $300,000 annually — for the past three years. The Regional Open Space Joint Powers Authority (JPA), which includes some amendments, will go into effect after the current agreement expires next year. The San Dieguito River Park JPA was formed by the County of San Diego and the cities of Del Mar, Escondido, Poway, San Diego and Solana Beach. Don Mosier, who is on the JPA board, said San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has assured stakeholders that funding will be restored, but the city hasn’t taken action. “We unfortunately are one of the smaller cities as part of the JPA, but we are one of the most important because we sit right at the river mouth and we are such good supporters of all of the JPA,” Mosier said. San Dieguito River Park Executive Director Dick Bobertz said the park has been held back in increasing new trails in the face of funding setbacks, and hopes the JPA, as well as the trail system, will be “made whole again” sometime this year. There is a specific concentration on linking the trail east of Del Mar from El Camino Real to Crosby Estates. He said the river park has also been held up because two properties on either end of the trail are amid development plans. The JPA preserves the open space park system along the 55-mile-long river valley that extends from Volcan Mountain just north of Julian to the river’s mouth at Del Mar. It has acquired 2,976 acres for watershed and open space protection, constructed and maintained 40 miles of trails and a 990-foot-long bridge, as well as restored hundreds of acres of habitat for wildlife and a historic pioneer farmhouse. The river park also holds frequent free public education programs and trail walks. For more information, visit

Friends of CV Library looking for support to remove streaks from library’s exterior BY KAREN BILLING The Carmel Valley Library is celebrating its 20th anniversary in July this year and it is the Friends of the Carmel Library’s mission to make sure the library looks good for its special birthday and the next few chapters of life. While on the inside the library looks great as it is buzzing with activity and has the highest circulation in the city, on the outside it needs some work, said Suzanne Bacon, president of the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library. Black streaks have marked the façade, seeming to ooze down from the roof and windows. “The exterior [of the library building] really doesn’t match that feeling the community has for the See LIBRARY, page 16

The Friends of the Carmel Valley Library are hoping to freshen up the library’s exterior. The library turns 20 this July. Photo/Jon Clark




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COASTAL continued from page 1 ing disagreements with homeowners and environmentalists. “I can’t make that leap of faith,” said Campbell. “I just can’t do it. Why? I’ve sat up here for 18 years and I’ve seen how they play the game … If the CCC really wants to work with us and come up with language that we both agree on, but they

TRANSIT continued from page 1 A presentation on the updated plan, which was originally released in June 2010, was made at a joint meeting of SANDAG’s regional planning and transportation committees. SANDAG oversees planning for regional transportation projects, and administers the proceeds of a voter-approved sales tax earmarked for transportation. The agency is governed by elected officials from local cities and the county.

The city has also already proposed a “work-inprogress” list of new changes to the LUP that could be considered as amendments after the city undergoes a public comment period, and some changes could be made at the implementation stage — this process of creating the Local Implementation Plan (LIP) is yet to come. Proposed changes were released on Feb. 25, and the CCC is still reviewing the list.

are not willing to say that publicly, then there is something really wrong with the process.” Mayor Mike Nichols said he is willing to take that leap of faith, not only because the CCC seems to be cooperative, but because the momentum has been strong and positive. “I’d like to see that momentum continue,” he said, adding that the ongoing lawsuit brought by homeowners and the escalating

frustration on both sides puts the city in a particularly tough position. He said approving the plan locks in the more-than-a-decade of work the city has done and “doesn’t leave us open-ended.” Solana Beach is the only city in the county to not have an LUP in place, and the issue is particularly heated in part because of the city’s eroding bluffs, which the state and environmentalists want to pre-

serve by limiting development and seawalls. Meanwhile, blufftop property owners fear losing their valuable homes and contend that restricting development is akin to the state’s taking of their property. The CCC approved the draft LUP in March but then added more than 150 amendments in June — prompting two property owner groups to sue the state entity. The city then circulated the draft in Octo-

ber, opening up a public comment period that culminated in late November. The city then held a public hearing in December, and since then has had more than 10 working sessions and phone conferences with state officials and local homeowner and environmental stakeholders. During that time, significant progress has been made and areas of discussion have become more focused, said Solana Beach officials.

“It’s a major milestone for us,” said Allan Kosup, a Caltrans official who oversees projects along the I-5 corridor, of the updated Public Works Plan. On Friday, the agencies sent out 85,000 postcards, informing coastal North County residents that the plan is available for review and comment. Two public meetings to gather comment on the plan are also scheduled: on Wednesday, April 3, from 6-8 p.m. at La Jolla Country Day School; and on Thursday, April 4, from 6-8 p.m. at the Carlsbad Senior Center. Kosup said at Friday’s

meeting that the project now includes some $200 million in environmental mitigation, tailored to each of the six lagoons along the 27-mile corridor. Following the release of the first version of the plan, Kosup said, members of the public wanted assurances that environmental and trail projects would not be put on the back burner in favor of highway and rail enhancements. “I look at this as the implementation blueprint for the $6.5 billion investment,” Kosup said. Caltrans and SANDAG hope to submit the revised plan to the California Coastal Commission sometime this summer, and have a hearing before the commission by the spring of 2014. If the plan is approved, Kosup said, construction of the first phase of work on I-5, which consists of one new carpool lane in each direction from Manchester Avenue to State Route 78, could begin in 2015. Ultimately, the project will add two new express lanes in each direction of the freeway, from Oceanside to La Jolla. The plan envisions completion of all the projects by 2040. In addition, the plan calls for numerous road, rail

and environmental projects: • Direct access ramps, allowing commuters to enter express lanes directly, rather than having to cut across several lanes of highway traffic. • New and upgraded park and ride lots. • Pedestrian crossings under the freeway to allow coastal access. • Train station improvements, including a special events platform at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. • Lagoon restoration and coastal habitat preservation. • New bike/pedestrian bridges, adjacent to I-5 to allow north-south access across lagoons. • New 27-mile North Coast Bike trail to complement the existing Coastal Rail Trail, and connect to the east-west Coast to Crest trail. As planning proceeds on the projects contained in the Public Works Plan, the agencies are also working on marketing efforts designed to reduce freeway congestion along the North County coastal corridor. A report provided at Friday’s meeting details efforts to convince commuters to consider alternatives to solo driving such as walking, biking, taking public transit, car-

pooling, vanpooling or working from home. SANDAG has already conducted market research including focus groups, surveys of employers, interviews with school officials and roundtable discussion forums with business groups and community organizations. Employers estimated that 80 percent of their workers drive alone, and that commute distances are long: the survey found that at 20 percent of companies, most workers live more than 20 miles from their workplace. The Public Works Plan released Friday is also consistent with state Senate Bill 468, which requires that rail, highway, coastal and community improvements and environmental mitigation along the North County coast be developed concurrently, said a SANDAG staff report. State and federal highway agencies decided in 2011 to add four lanes to the existing eight lanes on I-5 between La Jolla and Oceanside, after North County coastal residents opposed a more ambitious, six-lane option. However, some community members continue to call for the development of public transit instead of widening freeways as a way of reducing traffic congestion.

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Yoga Tree in Solana Beach A new sculpture has been added to the City of Solana Beach’s popular Temporary Public Art Program at the corner of Highland Drive and Sun Valley Road, across from San Dieguito Park. Titled “Yoga Tree,” the 12-foot piece was inspired by a common Yoga posture known as “Tree Pose.” Created by artist Brennan Hubbell, the sculpture balances firmly on one foot as it stretches upward seeking harmony with the setting. This is the latest piece in the City’s Temporary Public Art Program, which is funded through a dedicated Public Art Fee attached to qualifying development projects. —Report and photo courtesy of City of Solana Beach

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Carmel Valley planning board approves water tower cell antenna replacement

BY KAREN BILLING The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board approved T Mobile’s plan for antenna replacement on a faux water tower on Carmel Valley Road near Rancho Del Sol, but nixed T Mobile’s accompanying landscaping plan. Board member Anne Harvey said the landscaping plan does nothing to enhance the rural vegetation surrounding the site, doesn’t make any sense and would actually

draw attention to the site. The board requested T Mobile simply add some shrubs, such as native toyon around the base of the tower. The existing six antennas will be replaced and mounted behind a concealment screen, not visible to the public. The board’s Pacific Highlands Ranch representative Manjeet Ranu also requested that an unauthorized Davidson Homes sign on the property be taken down.

Carmel Valley planning board election features contested seat BY KAREN BILLING The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will hold elections for eight board seats on March 28 at the Carmel Valley Library from 5-5:30 p.m. Voters must have identification to prove local residency. Neighborhood 5 is the only one of the eight seats up for election that is contested with candidates Debbie Lokanc and Elissa Krasenbaum. Lokanc is the incumbent and a realtor; Krasenbaum is an art educator who said she is a “concerned resident interested in continuing to see Carmel Valley grow and become more of a community.” Other new candidates include Jonathan Tedesco for the Pacific Highlands Ranch district 12 seat that is currently vacant and Brian Brady who seeks Jill McCarty’s business seat as she has termed out after eight consecutive years of service. Tedesco has lived in the Carmel Valley area for 10 years and in the North Coastal area for about 25 years. He has served on several homeowners associations and nonprofit organization boards. He and his family live in the Arabella community of PHR. With the business seat, Brady would represent Kilroy Realty on the board. Unopposed candidates need just one vote to be elected and they include Neighborhood 1 representative Rick Newman, Nancy Novak for Neighborhood 3. Chris Moore for Neighborhood 6, Laura Copic for Neighborhood 10, investor representative Rodney Hunt and developer representative Allen Kashani. The planning board meeting will follow on March 28 at a new time and location. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Ocean Air School (11444 Canter Heights Drive, San Diego, 92130). The One Paseo traffic discussion is on the agenda so far.


Carmel Valley planning board approves speed limit change on Carmel Park Drive BY KAREN BILLING The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board approved raising the speed limit from 25 mph to 35 mph on Carmel Park Drive at its Feb. 28 meeting, which will allow for police to do speed enforcement on the street and use speed radar and traffic calming measures. The speed limit will change between Worsch Drive and Del Mar Trails Road. California Vehicle Code requires surveys of public streets every seven years and that survey concluded that the posted limit be increased to 30 mph. The planning board had the option to support the limit remaining at 25 mph or being increased to 30 mph. In January, board member Chris Moore expressed concern about raising the speed limit so close to Carmel Del Mar School and wanted to ensure the school was aware of the change before the board made a decision. Chair Frisco White said he received a letter from the Carmel Del Mar principal in support of raising the limit.

Torrey Pines planning board to hold elections March 14 The Torrey Pines Community Planning Board (TPCPB) will hold elections on March 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., for nine of the 16 seats on the board. The meeting is held at the Del Mar Hills Academy Performing Arts Center (PAC), located at 14085 Mango Drive, Del Mar, 92014. The TPCPB is an officially recognized local advisory group of elected volunteers who evaluate issues affecting the community. The board makes recommendations and communicates neighborhood concerns to the City of San Diego. Major issues such as the Kilroy-One Paseo project, and I-5/SR-56 connectors present a unique opportunity to get involved in community planning. Contact if you are interested in running for the board or working on the Project Review Committee. The following seats are up for election: 2 Business seat; 2 Residential seat for Area 1; 1 Residential seat for Area 2; and 4 Residential seats for Area 3. Area 1 comprises the area located north of Del Mar Heights Road, west of I-5, and extending towards the northern terminus of the community. Area 2 is located south of Del Mar Heights Road, west of I-5 and north of Carmel Valley Road, but lies east and north of the Torrey Pines Preserve. Area 3 includes Del Mar Terrace and Sorrento Valley and lies south and west of the Torrey Pines Preserve. Candidates for Area 1, two board seats open: Richard Caterina, Rick Jack, Bob Shopes, Michael Yanicelli. Candidates for Area 2, one board seat open: Barbara Cemy. Candidates for Area 3, four board seat open: Cathy Kenton. Business candidates: Two board seats open.



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Del Mar woman to chair Planned Parenthood’s 50th anniversary dinner •R osanne Holliday recognized for longtime efforts to ensure ‘access to reproductive health care for all’ BY KELLEY CARLSON As one of the honorary chairs for Planned Parenthood’s upcoming 50th anniversary dinner, Rosanne Holliday has found a golden opportunity to bring together past and present leaders. In coordination with honorary committee member Linda Katz, Holliday is making an extra effort to encourage board officers and members from the last five decades to attend the Pacific Southwest chapter’s celebration, set for May 9 in San Diego. With pride, Holliday — herself a former leader with the organization — notes that the local chapter is one of the nation’s largest affiliates, with 19 health centers in San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties. “It’s remarkable what we’ve done (over the years),â€? she said in a phone interview, from raising money for medical centers to establishing a relationship with the Mexican national family planning organization, MexFam. Holliday has been instrumental in PPPSW’s success, and has been a proponent of the group for more than 40 years. Her involvement began not long after she moved from L.A. to Del Mar in 1968 with her husband, Joel — who was starting a new business, Spin Physics — and her then-8-month-old

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in.� She also noted the decision to collaborate with MexFam, the Mexican national family planning organization. “One of our board members, Phil Klauber, who was asked to share his thoughts on the last day of his board tenure, noted that our region encompassing Baja California and Southern California shared similar health concerns. He suggested that if Planned Parenthood was really going to be effective in our region, we needed to ensure services were being offered in Mexico, as well. Taking this good advice, we developed a wonderful relationship with MexFam’s director, Alfonso Lopez-Juarez, attracted significant foundation support and started to build programs in the Baja region that flourish to this day under the name of an organization called Fronteras Unidas Pro Salud.� Upon retirement from her teaching career, Holliday decided to continue her involvement with Planned Parenthood, citing Vice President of Development Keith Limberg and deep friendships with other volunteers as her influences. She was invited to serve on the board once again, from 2001-07. During that time, she chaired the $16 million “Caring For the Fu-

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CV dancer accepted into Joffrey Ballet School summer intensive program Charlotte-Emily Bacon, a resident of Carmel Valley, recently auditioned and was accepted, at the advanced level, to participate in all summer intensive programs of the Joffrey Ballet School. Featuring ballet and jazz programs internationally and throughout the USA, Charlotte-Emily has ambitiously set her sights set on ballet intensives in New York City and the prestigious Bolshoi ballet school in Moscow, building on prior international experiences with the Royal Academy of Dance in the United King-

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Rides and Smiles senior transportation workshop is March 13 BY KAREN BILLING Jewish Family Services recently celebrated its one-year anniversary of offering “Rides and Smiles On the Go” senior transportation in Carmel Valley. The service gave 615 rides to seniors in its first year and runs entirely on volunteers. JFS will host a volunteer workshop on Wednesday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Library (3919 Townsgate Dr., San Diego, 92130-2584) for people to learn more about how they can get involved. The service is valuable for seniors who need help getting to and from medical appointments or even just a trip to the grocery store or to meet family or friends. Volunteers can choose whom, when and where they drive using web-based scheduling. Mileage is reimbursed. For more information, visit

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Bishop’s students named 2013 National Merit Finalists The National Merit Scholarship Program has announced that 12 seniors at The Bishop’s School have qualified as finalists in the 2013 scholarship competition including: Sean Blake, Frances Chen, Michael Haft, Alice Hwang, Andrew Jeon, Thomas King, David Liu, Tomer Mate-Solomon, Nick Meyer, Jason Qu, Ashley Shin, and Eric Zhao. Of the 15,000 finalists, approximately 8,400 are expected to receive Merit Scholarships. These Bishop’s students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.4 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in the fall of 2011. Alice Hwang, the daughter of Youngbae and Jaiweon Hwang, resides in Carmel Valley. Andrew Jeon, the son of Anna and Dominic Jeon, resides in Torrey Highlands. Thomas King, the son of Kim and Dan King, resides in Carmel Valley. Tomer Mate-Solomon, the son of Anka Mate and Michael Solomon, resides in Rancho Santa Fe. Jason Qu, the son of Hong Sun and Carl Qu, resides in Carmel Valley. Eric Zhao, the son of Dr. Ying Wu and Dr. Jiagang Zhao, resides in Torrey Highlands. For information about The Bishop’s School visit

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SDJA students invite all to participate in ‘Walk to End Genocide’ April 7 BY KAREN BILLING San Diego Jewish Academy sophomore Zander Cowan is working to organize his Second Annual Walk to End Genocide at Ocean Air Community Park in Carmel Valley on Sunday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. The one-mile walk aims to raise awareness, support and hope for the survivors of genocide in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Almost six million people have lost their lives to the genocide and mass atrocities in Sudan and Congo. More than three million people have been displaced from their villages in Sudan and 200,000 people are surviving in refugee camps in Chad. An estimated 45,000 people die each month in Congo. The one mile walk is sponsored by and will support Jewish World Watch (JWW) and is being planned by a philanthropic young team of SDJA sophomores: Zander, Naomi Suminski and Ilana Engel. Zander and his classmates first learned about JWW in the eighth grade, after a presentation on the genocide in Congo and Su-

dan in his Jewish studies class. Zander said the whole class was inspired to help and sold blue rubber bracelets stamped with the words “Decide to End Genocide”; they were able to raise $1,700. “It really hit home at our school. Since (genocide) has happened to us, I feel like it’s my job to help those who can’t be helped,” said Zander, whose grandmother hid in an attic for four years during the Holocaust. “It’s an issue that’s close to home and we should try to help the world, especially in regard to genocide.” Zander took his cue from JWW’s rallying call: “Fight genocide, we cannot stand idly by.” Last year as freshman, Zander and Naomi felt like they wanted to take their fundraising efforts up to the next level and approached JWW about organizing a walk on the SDJA campus. Their first effort had 100 walkers last year and raised $5,000. “We took our experiences last year and decided to make [the walk] bigger, reaching out to the community as a whole,” Zander said.

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women and girls in Congo are raped—nearly 48 women every hour. Many of the incidents occur when the women must go into the forest to gather firewood to warm and feed their families. One of JWW’s projects is a solar cooker project—$18 can buy a solar cooker for a family in Congo, which keeps women from having to venture off into the forest and potentially, be victimized. At the April 7 event, they will have solar cookers on display and people will be able to make potholders for the women, a project JWW has taken on in the past. “The first shipment of pot holders they sent, the women didn’t know what they were for and put them on display because they thought they were pretty,” Zander said. “Once they found out what they were for, they were really touched that we care about things like we don’t want them to burn their hands.” Other hands-on projects at the walk will be an opportunity to write a letter to genocide survivors and as April 7 is Holocaust Remembrance Day, participants will

also be able to participate in SDJA’s butterfly project, their mission to create 1.5 million ceramic butterflies to memorialize the number of children killed during the Holocaust. The event will also feature a presentation from Holocaust survivor Dr. Edith Eger, as well as a speech by a La Jolla Country Day School student who is from Darfur and a dance with her African dance troop. Zander is planning this walk in addition to a busy school schedule and being a member of a rowing crew at Mission Bay. “It’s a lot on top of school and sports but it’s my passion,” said Zander. “It’s a tight schedule but while I can, I want to give my time to charity now so when I’m older I can give money when I have it.” While there will be event-day registration, Zander is encouraging people to sign up online. Registration is $18 for adults and teens 12 and older, and participants receive a t-shirt. Children 11 and under walk for free but all must be registered. Register at


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Voice-over actress has always been drawn to the dramatics BY KAREN BILLING Sariann Monaco found her voice and made big changes in her life, starting a brand new career as a voice-over actress. The new Del Mar Heights resident has found some success locally in promos, commercial and industrial voiceovers, acting in a San Diego County Credit Union commercial and as the voice of Nature Made vitamins. “My catchphrase is ‘reliable mom meets Lucy,’” said the bubbly Monaco, referencing Lucille Ball. “I’m always doing something silly or over the top. I’m always changing my path. My family is really so supportive, there’s no way I could have done this without their support.” Monaco and her husband and two children were living in South Florida when she got her first itch for change. On a bit of a whim, they bought a home in Charlotte, North Carolina on their first visit there — a big, secluded home in the woods where she could go months without seeing a neighbor but often spotted cows and llamas on her commute. They lived there

Del Mar Heights’ voice-over actress Sariann Monaco in her recording studio. COURTESY PHOTO for six years and Monaco started to get restless again. “I had two close calls with my health and I realized life is so short and I just want to experience everything, live different places, volunteer and do different things,” Monaco said. “I was craving vibrancy.” Monaco’s friend was a life coach in Charlotte and they started working together. When her friend asked her what she would do if she could do anything, Monaco immediately

answered that she would like to be an actress, even though she knew it sounded “so random it’s ridiculous.” In her professional career she had done a variety of jobs; she worked as a medical assistant, did HR for a financial company, wrote a column in a newspaper and ran a pet care business but she had always been drawn to the dramatics. As a youngster she would interview friends for a variety show she hosted

on her tape recorder and loved to read aloud. Her grandmother used to call her “Sarah Heartburn,” in a play on the name of actress Sarah Bernhardt because of her tendency to overact. Monaco resolved to do something new and began researching acting jobs. She got an audition in Chicago as a host for a website. When she was offered the job, in another sudden upheaval, the family moved to Chicago. She attended The Second City to sharpen her improv and comedy skills and after getting roles in two small films, she began to feel validated. “I thought ‘This is what I’m supposed to be doing,’” Monaco said. After 11 months in

Chicago, she wasn’t sure she could handle another winter so they decided to move to California. In the last six and a half months, she has found the weather “glorious,” loves being near the ocean and feels settled in now that she has her library card and found a yoga class. Monaco said she is enjoying the success she’s found in the industry, “rocking and rolling” in her first six months here. She has built a recording studio in her Del Mar Heights home (in a “cubby hole” under the stairs) and travels to Los Angeles twice a week for jobs, auditions and private voice lessons. She also works as a standardized (simulated) patient for the UC San Diego

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Photographer/performer’s presentation titled ‘The Mojave Desert: Miles of Wonders’ to be held at SB Library On Tuesday night, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Solana Beach Library, the Friends of the Library are hosting a presentation by David Jesse McChesney titled “The Mojave Desert: Miles of Wonders.” McChesney has photographed 54 of America’s national parks and has compiled a very compelling body of Mojave Desert images. He is the author of “Muir Woods: At One With the Wild” and a national harmonica champion. His presentations are lively and full of tales about his many adventures as a wildlife photographer and traveling lecturer/harmonica performer. The Solana Beach Library is located at 157 Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach; 858-755-1404. This program is free to the public.

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Art/Architecture Show to feature work of Herb Turner An Art/Architecture Show featuring the work of former longtime Del Mar resident Herb Turner (1926-2010) will be held at the Oceanside Museum of Art from March 10-May 19. A preview reception will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 5-7 p.m. According to the Oceanisde Museum of Art, “Working directly from observations of daily life, Turner’s carefully constructed scenes are imbued with social commentary, poignant messages and personal reflections. Informed by the sensibilities of the Regionalist art movement of the early 20th century, his paintings mostly executed in egg tempera, are insightful narratives of San Diego and American life. “Recognized as an award-winning architect based in Del Mar, Turner completed more than 50 stunning residential and commercial structures. Turner was a true visionary who found ways to integrate architecture within environmental settings long before the ‘green’ movement was established. OMA is pleased to recognize Turner’s artistic contributions in this significant exhibition showcasing more than 50 paintings and select photographs of his architectural accomplishments.” Herb Turner in his studio. Photo The Oceanside Museum of Art is located atcourtesy 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, 92054; 760-4353720;

Teen Korps Female Athlete Volunteers help feed America (Above) The members of FAV (Female Athlete Volunteers), a Teen Korps chapter, recently spent a Saturday volunteering at Feeding America and sorting and labeling over 5,000 bags of cereal. Feeding America San Diego distributes fresh, nutritious food throughout the community to help fight hunger. FAV is a group of young teen female athletes who volunteer each month to support the San Diego community. Their projects have included making blankets for soldiers overseas, feeding the homeless, supporting the military families at Camp Pendleton, throwing holiday parties for under-privileged youth, and many more upcoming projects.

Family bike safety event to be held in Solana Beach March 16 BY CLAIRE HARLIN On March 16 from 10 a.m. to noon, Bike Walk Solana will be holding an event at Skyline Elementary School to help kids get their helmets fitted and bikes adjusted for better safety. The city’s bike advocacy group is calling the endeavor a “bike rodeo,” because although safety and education is the focus, there will also be bike riding courses, interactive activities and prizes for families that arrive vehicle-free. The free event is sponsored by the Del Sol Lions, and Revolution Bikes will be there making necessary bike adjustments, giving riding lessons and making sure kids’ bikes are safe to ride. For more information on the event or Bike Walk Solana, which works with the city to make Solana Beach a better place for cyclists, visit Skyline is located at 606 Lomas Santa Fe Drive.

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LIBRARY continued from page 5 library,” Bacon said. It’s Bacon’s hope that the library could have that “nice dress” to wear to the party by July but realizes that funding is a tough issue. Not only does the exterior need to be re-done but also whatever is causing the problem needs to be fixed so it doesn’t happen in the future. District 1 City Councilmember Sherri Lightner’s office is aware of the issue and has been very supportive, Bacon said. Early estimates are that the work could be around $60,000. Bacon said the first step is to get people to notice the problem, secondly to get people to be aware of the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library and want to be involved. “I just really love the library and it’s such an important resource for our community,” Bacon said. “I think our library really is a meeting and gathering place, it brings a lot of people together to learn and experience art and culture. The easier you make access to literacy, the better it is for the community.” The Carmel Valley branch is a particularly busy library — it consistently has the highest circulation with the most items checked out in the city of San Diego. Many teenagers use the library and put in volunteer hours there, which Bacon said is a huge accomplish-

ment as traditionally teenagers are a hard age group to get to the library. The library’s baby and toddler story times are extremely popular with 80 to 100 children attending each week. Additionally, the Friends group runs a music program featuring community concerts that are often standing room only. Bacon has been involved with the Friends for three years and has served the last two years as its president. They are an all-volunteer nonprofit group with the purpose to raise awareness, support and funds. The way they raise the most funds is through memberships, which range from $10 to $100. People can become an individual life member with a $250 donation through September 2013 or they can become a patron with a $1,000 donation. Special gifts are, of course, also accepted. The Friends also raise money through book sales. “What’s remarkable about this community is that they are very generous about donating books to the library,” Bacon said. Donated books either go into the collection or become a part of the sales. Sales are ongoing during library hours in the small books room and they have special bargain book sales, such as the upcoming one on March 27 from 12:307:30 p.m. Once a year they also hold an antique and extraordinary book sale. Last year the Friends

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were able to donate $12,000 to the library, which was matched by the city. All of the funds go back to the library for materials and equipment. One of the library’s most exciting purchases last year was its new book drop—because of its high circulation the library’s book drop was constantly overflowing, which sometimes damaged the content. “People here are reading that’s for sure,” Bacon said. Some Friends of the Library groups in the city are able to raise enough money for libraries to be open on Sundays, which Bacon said is “a wonderful dream” for Carmel Valley. She said she’d love to have more people join the Friends as members, get involved and hopefully help meet their goal to keep the Carmel Valley Library looking like the valued community asset it is. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the library (3919 Townsgate Dr., San Diego, 92130-2584). To become a member, make a donation or for more information, visit

CORE continued from page 2 give them the 21st century skills required to be successful in college and the workplace,” according to the district. The standards were initiated by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers and aim to create a foundation to work collaboratively across states and districts instead of each state having their own set of standards, the district reported. Forty-five states have

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Sage Canyon students Laura, Madison and Jake helped Amanda Mascia from “The Good Food Factory” with a cooking demonstration on Healthy Choices Day.

Sage Canyon Healthy Choices Day BY KAREN BILLING Sage Canyon School hosted its annual Healthy Choices Day on Friday, March 1. The day stresses to students the importance of exercise, making healthy food choices, practicing good dental health and being sun smart. Activities included a cooking demonstration from Jimbo’s and “The Good Food Factory,” a recipe contest where children submitted their favorite healthy recipe, a healthy Dad’s Club lunch, double stamps for children running in the lunchtime running club Roadrunners, recess exercise classes from MMA Academy and Scripps Performing Arts, and a dental visit for kindergartners from A+ Affiliated Dental Specialists. During two sessions, Amanda Mascia from the Channel 4 show “The Good Food Factory” led a fun cooking demonstration on making an easy chocolate pudding dip with Greek yogurt. Students got to sample the dip with fresh strawberries. Jimbo’s also sent students home with goodie bags filled with apples, samples and healthy tips. adopted CCS so far. Those that have not are Texas, Alaska, Minnesota, Nebraska and Virginia. Changes in English language arts include students reading more content-rich, non-fiction and informational texts and learning to respond to those texts in grounded evidence. By their senior year in high school, the aim is for students to be reading 70 percent non-fiction texts in school. Math will focus deeply on two to four critical areas per grade level with a higher level of rigor, increasing students’ fluency and the abili-

ty to apply knowledge to real world situations, according to a district report. Peterson also stressed the importance of professional development in getting DMUSD teachers prepared for the “tremendous shift” in the way they will teach, particularly in math. Eighty district teachers are already a part of the Cognitively Guided Instruction professional learning program, which is very much aligned with Common Core. To learn more about Common Core, visit

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thousands of women and men over the years.” “It has been my pleasure to know and volunteer with Rosanne for over 30 years,” said Katz, also a Del Mar resident. “Rosanne is an exemplary leader in every sense of the word. I love her passion for ensuring access to reproductive health care for all.” Today, the 73-year-old Holliday finds time for additional activities, along with PPPSW. She enjoys fly fishing, horseback riding and exercise classes, and she spends time each week with her family members, who also live in Del Mar. Son William is now 45 and daughter Katherine is 39, and Holliday has three grandchildren ages 4, 7 and 8. Holliday is also involved with many local groups — currently, she is on the Board of Trustees at Scripps College, and is an active member of the Del Mar Garden Club, of which she is one of the founding members. Furthermore, she is a founding member of the San Diego Women’s Foundation, and past president of the Board of Directors for the Del Mar Foundation, San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute and the Del Mar Civic Association, and has held numerous other roles and memberships in various organizations. But Holliday still devotes a major interest to PPPSW, and as a reward for all of her efforts, she has been named one of the seven honorary chairs of this year’s celebration. These honorary chairs have held “exceptional important leadership positions, been very generous financially, and have done all of this over a period of time,” according to Limberg. “These are people who have had a strong hand in making us successful at this milestone moment in our history,” he said in an e-mail. “Rosanne is the protype example of that.” Limberg also added: “I’ve been working at Planned Parenthood since 1979 and, I can tell you, Rosanne has been the most amazing volunteer since 1980. I have seen her engaged in countless activities. I can’t think of anyone who’s done more for the organization.” “Our work continues,” Holliday said in the previous PP interview. “We still have to stand our ground, to march, and to be outspoken about the need for every child born to be a planned and wanted child. This is a core value of mine and of Planned Parenthood. This shared value has made for a long and meaningful relationship.” For more information or tickets to the 50th anniversary dinner, visit www.


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CV Bobcats 2012-2013 8th Grade Champions In another great basketball season hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito, the Carmel Valley Bobcats won the 2012-2013 8th Grade Big 8 Championship. The Bobcats were led to a championship by Jacob Schneider #88 and Jake Gilliam #89 with much help from Zachary Green, Gavin Crout Blackwell, Jordan Karam, and Michael Gadinis. After the game, the two captains Zachary Green and Jacob Schneider were interviewed and they said, “This is probably the most talented team we have ever been on and everyone contributed to get us here.” Jacob Schneider and Jake Gilliam were then asked to sign autographs for a little kid. Jacob said, “It really touched me that a kid wanted my autograph, I felt blessed.” Batisse Kashanchi, Nick Clapp and Hayden Helfrich drove the Carmel Valley offense all season with their ball handling, precise passing and 3 pointers. Bhargav Ram Bindiganavile was arguably the best 3-point shooter on the team, while Tyler Lytle and Jake Edwards were always an offensive threat and extremely aggressive on defense. Coach Tim Wade said “ I want to thank the Boys and Girls Club, especially Max McArthur, for going above and beyond for this program. This is such a cohesive, talented 8th grade team, I’m looking forward to seeing these guys play in high school and beyond.”

Miracle League spring season starts March 9 CV Bobcats: Front row, left to right: Jake Edwards, Batisse Kashanchi, Nick Clapp, Bhargav Ram Bindiganavile; Back row, left to right: Gavin Crout Blackwell, Tyler Lytle, Jordan Karam, Michael Gadinis, Jake Gilliam, Jacob Schneider, Zach Green, Coach Tim Wade.

The Miracle League of San Diego kicks off its 13th season on Saturday, March 9. Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. at Engel Family Field at San Dieguito Park for the North County League, followed by Opening Ceremonies at Green Field at Coronado High School at 3 p.m. for the South County League. For more information go to or call (858) 964-2222.

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New taxes and local bond won’t ease San Dieguito’s financial uncertainty BY MARSHA SUTTON Even after the passage of California’s Proposition 30, which raises taxes Marsha Sutton primarily for education, the San Dieguito Union High School District still faces a financial crisis. And the passage last November of the district’s own Proposition AA bond measure, although a great relief to district officials, does not solve San Dieguito’s general fund budget woes, because those dollars are restricted for use only on facilities and capital improvements. In a letter posted on the district’s website, SDUHSD superintendent Ken Noah wrote, “Because new revenue generated from Prop. 30 taxes was built into the state’s budget in June, Prop. 30 does not provide any additional funding to school districts in this current year.” Noah also wrote that it is important “to remember that Prop. AA funds cannot be used for general operating costs like school, department, or classroom expenses,” although the measure does allow the district “to implement our long-range facilities master plan which

we have been working on since 2008.” On the positive side, Noah said Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2013-2014 budget “has given us some reassurance that California education funding has started on the path to recovery. For the first time in five years, we do not have the threat of drastic cuts looming over the horizon.” But Brown is also proposing a new funding system for schools, called the Local Control Funding Formula, that may hurt Basic Aid districts like San Dieguito. Noah called it “a revolutionary overhaul of how schools are funded.” Although the details are still uncertain and have not been solidified, introduced or passed by the legislature, Noah’s concerns center around the intent to eliminate almost all funding for what’s called categorical programs. The purpose is to give districts more local control over how to spend their money, which in theory is of benefit but perhaps less so for Basic Aid districts. The key concept of Brown’s plan, wrote Noah, “is that each district will receive a base grant per student, and then a supplemental grant based on the number of English learners and lower-socioeconomic students in the district.” Early interpretations in-

Searching for civility BY GORDON CLANTON I had mixed feelings about the Second Annual Conference on Restoring Civility to Civic Dialogue at the University of San Diego. I had attended the first conference a year ago and had come to feel that such gatherings, however well intended, constitute what once was called “preaching to the choir.” The people who most need help with their civility in public discourse are the ones least likely to show up. In fact, I first thought to respond to the invitation with an e-mail saying that I would attend if Tony Krvaric signed up. Krvaric is the ethically-challenged head of the Republican Party in San Diego County. In 2011 he opened Twitter accounts with handles very similar to those of Democratic city council candidates and of the county Democratic Party chair, essentially impersonating these people electronically. “I am going to continue to throw grenades,” Krvaric said. “Every once in a while one blows up in your hand.” Even though Chairman Krvaric did not sign up for the civility conference, I decided to attend – and I’m glad I did. Herewith, some highlights. Organizer and moderator Professor Carl Luna of Mesa College opened the proceedings by introducing an unexpected guest, new San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who was not listed in the program. Filner opened like this: “What!? You didn’t expect Bob Filner at a conference on civility?” After the laughter died out, the mayor, a former history professor at SDSU, made some thoughtful, substantive remarks, suggesting that any useful definition of civility must acknowledge that the many differing interests that divide an increasingly diverse society will produce an endless series of

dicate that districts whose property taxes exceed the amount they would receive from the state under the new formula – Basic Aid districts like San Dieguito, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach – would not be eligible for any additional state funding except for special education and transportation. “As a current Basic Aid district, this has profound implications for SDUHSD as it would likely mean the end of state funding as we know it,” wrote Noah. He said prudent planning and a healthy balance in reserves have allowed his district to avoid furlough days, layoffs and salary freezes. But the district, he said, is still spending more than it takes in, and reserves are diminishing. “We still have a large gap between our revenue and our expenditures,” Noah wrote. “We will not be beyond this crisis until we are able to close that gap and start restoring our reserves.” A bleak outlook Eric Dill, SDUHSD’s associate superintendent of business services, said neither the bond nor Prop. 30 is the answer to the district’s financial shortfall. “We still have a rather bleak outlook,” he said. Although General Obligation bonds are to be used strictly for facilities and capconfrontations over difficult moral and distributional issues. Both Constance Carroll, chancellor of San Diego Community Colleges, and Martha Barnette, from the radio program “A Way With Words,” reminded us of the Roman/Latin roots of our notions of civility, civilization, and civitas: the social body of the citizens, morally bound together by law. State Senator Marty Block added that the word “politics” comes from two Greek words, “poli,” meaning many, and “tics,” small blood-sucking insects. The keynote speaker, Pulitzer-winning Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, told us that former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is likeable and that she is personally liked by House Republicans. Who knew? Robinson touched a chord with the audience when he said, alluding to his own sons, “You’re only as happy as your unhappiest child.” Gordon Clanton teaches Sociology at San Diego State University.

ital improvements, and cannot be applied to the general fund, San Dieguito’s bond does, however, reduce the district’s general fund outlay by about $1.14 million a year. This is because the bond money will enable the district to shift payments of about $860,000 per year, for the solar projects erected at Canyon Crest Academy and La Costa Canyon High School, from the general fund to the bond funds. And staffing offsets of about $280,000 related to construction and facilities issues can now be covered by bond money. “While Prop. AA funds cannot be used for general operating expenses, there was one component in the bond measure that will allow us to use bond proceeds to retire the capital debt on the solar energy projects at LCC and CCA that is currently backed by the general fund,” Dill said. “This will have a positive net effect on the unrestricted general fund.” So it helps, but not enough, Dill said. “There may be some ancillary benefits to the general fund from the construction projects, such as more energy efficiency, reduced maintenance costs, etc.,” he said in an email. “But those won’t be realized immediately and are hard to quantify at this point, so we have not built any of those potential savings into our projections.”

At a workshop in December, Dill presented school board members with a budget update showing a projected depletion of unrestricted general funds by 2014-2015 if no further action is taken. Possible budget savings may be realized through retirement of personnel, staffing changes and greater efficiency, for a projected total savings of about $1.68 million in 2013-2014. With these and other savings and revenue ideas calculated into the budget, the district projected a slightly rosier outlook for the future, although unrestricted reserves still fall below zero by 2014-2015. Additional solutions discussed at the workshop included setting the number of credits required to graduate at 220 instead of the current 230, which would mean fewer classes and fewer teachers. Other districts with comparable student performance require fewer than 230 credits to graduate. Palo Alto requires 210, Irvine 215 and Capistrano 220. If implemented, Dill said the savings would grow to about $500,000 per year over time. However, board members were not interested in pursuing this option, he said, believing it would result in students taking fewer elective courses. — Marsha Sutton can be reached at SuttComm@san.rr. com.

Clarifying Del Mar alley situation An article by Sam Borgese in the recent Sandpiper, March 2013 Volume 18, Number 2, titled “Revitalization Revisited II A 4-step Program” might give the impression that the alley along the commercial property at 240 9th Street is a public right of way. In one of his suggestions for Del Mar Revitalization he included my property in a way that suggests that it is a public right of way. Because public perception can create a legal precedence I would like to clarify that the alley at 240 9th Street is private property and that I allow people to park on the weekends after office hours and walk through to the Farmers Market in the spirit of goodwill. As Sam Borgese is a thought leader about revitalization I thought it was important that the facts be clear. Thank you. Linda Rock and Richard Levak, Ph.D.

Impeachable offense? Just prior to his election, Barack Obama clearly stated he wanted to “fundamentally change the United States of America.” If I’m not mistaken, at that time, the United States of America was the greatest nation ever on this earth! So what could he have possibly meant? Obviously, since his election, his actions have been to destroy the greatest nation on the face of the Earth! Why isn’t that an impeachable offense? Ralph Peck Del Mar

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Local student Kyoto BUDGET Scholarship winners continued from page 1 to join Gala March 12 Three North County high school students, winners of $10,000 scholarships from the Kyoto Prize Organization, will be honored March 12 at the Kyoto Prize Symposium opening Gala at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. The talented senior students include Alwin Hui of Scripps Ranch High School, selected in the Advanced Technology category; Hannah Bell of Canyon Crest Academy, honored in the Basic Sciences category, and Taimur Rehan, also of Canyon Crest Academy, selected in the Arts and Philosophy category. Also selected as finalists and winners of $500-$1,000 awards were Amanda Jolley of Del Norte High School, Kenneth Xu of Scripps Ranch High School, Calvin Rhodes of La Jolla Country Day, Fabian Boerner of Scripps Ranch High School, Alice Wu of Canyon Crest Academy and Alka Munshi or Torrey Pines High School. The three top winners will take the stage with three scholarship winners from Tijuana during the March 12 Kyoto Prize Symposium Gala. For ticket reservations to the colorful opening ceremonies, please call 858-352-8400. In addition to recognizing the young scholarship winners, the Gala will include a tribute to the current Kyoto Prize laureates, and a program of musical entertainment.

going on and have a voice,â&#x20AC;? said McClurg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are difficult times.â&#x20AC;? Budget solutions such as class size reduction and furlough days are subject to Del Mar California Teachers Association negotiations, although there has been a verbal commitment from the association that there will be a savings of approximately $1 million. The proposed five furlough days for certificated employees could amount to a savings of $682,500. Furloughs could be negotiated from one day up to five days. McClurg said whatever furloughs can be agreed upon for certificated teachers, it would have to be equal for classified employees. Raising class sizes to 22:1 in kindergarten through third grade will result in a savings of $550,000. Board President Doug Rafner had some concern as small class sizes are a high priority for parents. In neighboring Solana Beach School District, where there is no cap, the district has about 22 to 23 students in most classes. The Encinitas Union School Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ratio is 24:1. Other solutions subject to DMCTA negotiations that could be made are reducing upper grade conference days ($28,000 savings); restructuring the Extended Studies Curriculum 120 minutes planning time for all grade levels ($216,000); suspending the oversize class payment ($142,000); and shared assignment out of contact ($19,000). Caitlin Williams, an Ashley Falls teacher who has been with the district for 15 years, proposed that the district look into staff development as a place where they can cut. She said she feels profes-

OBITUARIES Nelda Smart 1923 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2013 In loving memory of Nelda Smart, born on October 9, 1923, in York, PA. She passed away on March 2, 2013. Nelda is survived by her daughter, Gayle Kershaw; nieces, Cindy Lammens, Terry Leonard, Connie Bland and Linda Billmyer; and nephews, William Gladfelter, Ed Collins, Richard Collins, Jim Collins and Fred Collins. Nelda Smart was a long-

time resident of Del Mar and a member of various Del Mar City Councils. She was also a volunteer at the Del Mar Library. The family requests, in lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers and cards, that a donation be made in memory of Nelda Smart to the Friends of the Del Mar Library: http:// contribute.html. Please sign the guest book online at obituaries/delmartimes

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sional development is â&#x20AC;&#x153;mostly ineffective,â&#x20AC;? that the district should not be paying for substitutes when they are offsite and that teacher collaboration is a much more valuable resource. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do not need an expert to tell us what we already know,â&#x20AC;? Williams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Put professional development on the backburner for now.â&#x20AC;? McClurg also detailed some $1,084,900 worth of solutions that would not be subject to negotiations. Options included five furlough days for classified and management staff, saving $202,000; reducing special education aides by three positions ($69,000 saved); reducing substitute days for staff development ($25,000); continuing the hiring freeze on the assistant principal position ($110,700); and eliminating eight ELL instructional aide positions, saving $101,400. One item on the list is to eliminate a teacher on the special assignment position, a savings of $72,000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a critical position in our district and it concerns me that this is on the list,â&#x20AC;? McClurg said of the position in the professional development program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the heart and soul of what we do.â&#x20AC;? The maintenance and operations department is also on the list to take a hit. McClurgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal includes the elimination of four utility worker positions to save $271,000 and the elimination of one maintenance worker at $74,000 in savings. The plan is to have a

higher focus on cleaning the schools, which would cause a decrease in the need for trucks. The less need for trucks leads to the proposal to sell the trucks for a savings of $33,000. Trustee Doug Perkins said the changes since January for budget solutions seem to reflect more significant cuts to maintenance and operations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already gone to maintenance and operations this year and last year to make reductions. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a little concerned that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting down past the bone,â&#x20AC;? Perkins said, wondering if that means there will be any deferred maintenance. McClurg said some things like re-striping lots, sealing and less urgent jobs could be postponed, but they would not miss any major maintenance issues. A $61,000 proposed savings could be made by allocating library media specialist hours based on school sections/classes. This proposed cut found some opposition at Del Mar Hills Academy, where several parents came to the meeting to speak out in support of their librarian Tamara Radford. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our school library is at the center of our school campus and it really is the heart of our school,â&#x20AC;? said parent Joe Dunn, president of the Dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her value extends well beyond her job responsibilities.â&#x20AC;? He said Radford brings the various cultural backgrounds of school families together through diversity celebrations, works with student council, runs the pho-

tography club, manages the drama club, the robotics club and the speech and debate club. He said her fundraising efforts are â&#x20AC;&#x153;legendaryâ&#x20AC;? and she always has new ideas to help the school. She goes above and beyond, Dunn said, staying late on a Friday night to decorate the library for kids so they are surprised when they come in on Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only so many extra miles a person can put in,â&#x20AC;? Dunn said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By reducing her hours, it places an important person in a position where we may lose her and lose her extraordinary contributions to this school,â&#x20AC;? Dunn said. With the new Common Coreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stress on shifting student reading to non-fiction, Dunn said feels the district canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to lose a library media specialistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s services. Parent Juli Oh said that by making the library services cuts per capita penalizes the Hills for its small size. Oh said she understands the severe budget crisis the district is facing and appreciates the thoughtful approach it has taken to cuts, but she urged cuts this year that are temporary and easily reversible. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hours could come back but the person may not,â&#x20AC;? Oh said. As Andrew Smith, a father and teacher from Del Mar Heights, said of drastic, permanent cuts: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to rebuild a sandcastle once youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve crushed it.â&#x20AC;? Superintendent McClurg knows that some cuts hurt more than others and said she greatly values the part every person in the district

plays. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficult to come forward with any solution that talks about people,â&#x20AC;? McClurg said. Perkins said he did not see the option of freezing â&#x20AC;&#x153;step and column raisesâ&#x20AC;? on the list and said it was an appealing option to him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to stop raining and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve dug into reserves for two years and about to for a third, â&#x20AC;&#x153; Perkins said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As much as we can save this year can help ourselves next year if it keeps raining. These are tough years for schools and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard for everybody and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m certainly open to suggestionsâ&#x20AC;Ś.I believe that in hard times everybody gives and when it gets better, everybody gets.â&#x20AC;?

BAG continued from page 1 state have done. So far, the bans do not apply to restaurants, although thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the subject of an ongoing lawsuit. The SAB recommended last month that the city conduct a study to determine how many businesses are actually using plastic bags. Officials said an unpaid summer intern would complete the study, which would take about two hours a week at no cost to the city. Del Mar Mayor Terry Sinnott said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to encourage businesses to curb their plastic bag usage rather than implement a ban. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think what Solana Beach has done has been a detriment to their area, even though they are reconsidering it,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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el Mar Little League kicked off the 2013 season with Opening Day ceremonies March 2 at Ashley Falls School (for the Del Mar American Little League, those living north of SR56) and Sage Canyon School (for the Del Mar National Little League, those living south of SR56). Visit PHOTOS/JON CLARK AND JON THOMASON

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Tom Seitz joins Santa Fe Christian Schools as Athletic Director

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Register now for Junior Ravens Basketball Program The Junior Ravens Girls Basketball Program is for players in 4th-8th grade who live in the Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and surrounding areas and have an interest in learning about the game of basketball and improving their skills. The program is supervised by current CCA Head Coach Mike Ramel and his staff. The coaching staff will work on individual fundamental development as well as team play strategies. Players will be split into teams based on the coaching staffs evaluation for the player to achieve the most success and development during this program. All teams will participate in league play and tournaments throughout the season. Participation in the program does not guarantee admissions to Canyon Crest Academy, or a guaranteed spot on the CCA basketball team. If interested or to register, call 845-649-4193, email or visit

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Tom Seitz, the former athletic director for Cal State University San Marcos, has been named the new athletic director at Santa Fe Christian Schools. Seitz, a resident of Solana Beach, helped build CSUSM’s program, adding three new sports, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball, building new baseball and softball fields, organizing the Cougar Athletic Club and beginning the process of transitioning the program from NAIA to NCAA Division II. With extensive experience at the collegiate level, Seitz looks forward to building on Santa Fe’s already successful athletic program which fields 60 sports teams in grades 6-12. “The role of athletics is pivotal to student development and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work at Santa Fe where I am able to combine my faith and professional skills to advance the athletic program,” Seitz said.

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah visits with Solana Highlands students and Principal Jerry Jones. Photo/Jon Clark

Solana Highlands welcomes inspirational athlete Inspirational athlete and activist Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah visited Solana Highlands Elementary School Feb. 26 to speak to students. Yeboah was born in Ghana with a deformed right leg. Refusing to beg, he was able to become self-sufficient in a society where the disabled are shunned. To show his country that “disability doesn’t mean inability,” he rode a bike donated by the Challenged Athletes Foundation 379 miles around Ghana using only his left leg. He now has a prosthetic leg thanks to doctors from Loma Linda University Medical Center. (Information above courtesy of For more information on Yeboah’s many accomplishments, visit or Seitz plans to introduce SFC’s philosophy and coaching techniques to its younger students in grades 1-5, developing them as they come up through sports camps, clinics and clubs. “Santa Fe’s program is unique in that encourages students to play multiple sports throughout the school year, contributing to their physical, social, mental and spiritual growth,” Seitz said. He will also be looking for ways to enhance and expand the athletic facilities that will benefit both the students of SFC and their surrounding community. Santa Fe Christian Schools is a Pre-K through 12th grade college preparatory school located in Solana Beach, CA. For more information please contact us at: (858) 755-8900 or

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SB’s Anita Edman honored for work on the Coastal Rail Trail BY DIANE Y. WELCH On the morning of Feb. 27, the California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS), District 12 held its Annual Awards and Installation Banquet. Hosted by the City of Encinitas at the city community center, the event brought together a gathering of award recipients, employees, members, and supporters. Among the award recipients, which included volunteers, students receiving scholarships, employees, and more, was the City of Solana Beach’s Anita Edman, community services coordinator, who was recognized with a parttime professional award for her work on the Coastal Rail Trail, a linear park. Edman, who has worked for the City of Solana Beach for 13 years, was surprised by the award. “I didn’t know they knew me,” Anita Edman she said modestly. Kirk Photo/Diane Y. Welch Wenger, who heads up Solana Beach’s parks and recreation programs submitted the nomination. “It was very sweet of him,” said Edman. Being nominated by a colleague made it more special, she added. “And I do love my job and my team. I just didn’t realize I was part-time!” she joked. A high point for Edman has been the Arts Alive on the Coastal Rail Trail events. In 2010 the annual event was honored by CPRS with an Achievement Award for Outstanding Recreation Program. “The rail trail was almost considered sacred ground by the community and it was initially reluctant to have events staged there. They wanted to keep it as a pedestrian pathway,” Edman said. So the plan to introduce art and free entertainment to the public, on a temporary basis, was a difficult one. But the idea conceived by the Public Arts Advisory Commission (PAAC), with Edman as staff liaison, prevailed and became a reality three years ago. The event showcases local fine artists, musicians, dancers from local schools, vocalists, street performers and more. Wenger describes Edman as, “A creative artist, a hard-working employee and a dedicated community organizer.” Edman oversees the monthly art exhibits that grace the walls of Solana Beach City Hall and has coordinated the city’s annual street banner program for many years. Through her efforts a temporary art program was started in 2008, allowing sculpture to be placed in strategic sites around the city for a six-month period. She also established a youth advisory group, a component of the PAAC, so that young people See EDMAN, Page B6

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Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre to present Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Eurydice’ with original music by CCA student Emily Laliotis Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre will present Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice,” directed by Envision Conservatory’s Tarla Hill, from March 28 through April 6. Ruhl’s “Eurydice” is often performed with music, and CCA will perform “Eurydice” with original music composed by CCA student Emily Laliotis. Eurydice is the myth of Orpheus & Eurydice spun into contemporary times. At the wedding of Eurydice and Orpheus, Eurydice goes off by herself to get some water. She falls to her death and ends up in the Underworld, the realm of the dead. In the Underworld, Eurydice meets her mother, and she becomes torn between the yearning to stay with her mother and the wish to go back to Orpheus. As in the myth, Orpheus comes to liberate her from the Underworld. The Lord of the Underworld permits Orpheus to take Eurydice on the condition that he cannot look back at her as they climb up and out of the Underworld. However, as they leave Eurydice cries out for Orpheus, and he looks back. As vowed by the Lord of the Underworld, she fades away, leaving them both alone once more. Pulitzer Prize finalist Ruhl (Dead Man’s Cell Phone) creates this new take on “the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through the eyes of its heroine as she journeys to the underworld and struggles to retain her memories of her lost love.” In contrast to mythology, Ruhl’s Underworld is described as resembling “Alice in Wonderland” more than Hades. Laliotis, a junior at CCA, has composed eight songs which will be performed by the cast. The songs are in the genre of folk music, inviting to theater goers of all ages. The community is invited to attend. The shows take place at the Canyon Crest Black Box Theatre at 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego. Show times are at 7 p.m. on March 29-29 and April 5-6, with a special student show at 4 p.m. on April 4. Tickets are available online at Ticket prices are $8 for students and $15 for adults. Group and special events ticket packages are available. Call 858-350-0253 ext. 4005 to inquire about special rates. CCA Envision Theater is supported by the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation, a parent-led 501(c)(3) organization providing fantastic opportunities across academics, athletics, and the arts, and creating an environment where students can thrive. Your tax-deductible donation to the CCA Foundation is vitally needed to continue our support of these programs. You can donate online at

Local students named innovation contest finalists, need your vote to win

Officials with the Conrad Foundation selected students from Canyon Crest Academy to compete in the final round of the 20122013 Spirit of Innovation Challenge. The team, the “Back Straight Boys,” is one of 20 high school teams from around the world invited to present their innovative product at the 2013 Innovation Summit April 10-13 in Houston, Texas for the chance to win one of four $10,000 prizes. The annual competition, presented by Lockheed Martin Corporation and Battelle, challenges teams of students ages 13-18 from around the world to combine innovation and entrepreneurship along with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to create commercially-viable products to benefit humanity. The 2013 teams developed new technologies to solve challenges in the areas of aerospace and aviation, cybertechnology and security, energy and environment, and health and nutrition. Members of the team include: Sean Colford, Ethan Eptein, Brandon Loye and Michael C. Walsh. Their team, the “Back Straight Boys,” developed an ergonomically-designed seatpad that is electronically programed to give the user feedback as whether or not

The Back Straight Boys they are sitting at the computer with good posture habits. The device assists the user to improve their posture habit which in turn lowers their risk factor for developing muscle pain and repetitive stress injuries. The “Back Straight Boys” received national acclaim for their invention in the past. They are now working on the development of their business and marketing plan and streamlining their prototype for this latest competition. In addition the team’s studies have been published in the international journal, “Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation.” The team has also applied for a patent, which is still pending. Before the 2013 Innovation Summit, the “Back Straight Boys” have one more hurdle to jump — the People’s Choice video contest. From March 18 – 29, the public is invited to review the profiles of the 20 finalist teams, view their product videos and cast a vote for their favorite video. San Diegoarea residents are encouraged to vote for their hometown team by visiting One vote is allowed per person in each challenge category. Public votes provide valuable points in each team’s overall score. “To say these young people are creating unique and impressive products only gives a piece of the education puzzle,” said Jennifer Fotherby, executive director of the Spirit of Innovation Challenge. “The practical knowledge, leadership and teamwork skills they are developing will serve them well as they become the innovative workforce of the 21st century.” For more information, visit

Hunter Schwarz as “Princeton” and Alison Norwood as “Kate Monster.” Photo/Susan Farese

Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre presents ‘Avenue Q: School Edition’ March 21-30 Award-winning Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision Theatre will present “Avenue Q —School Edition” March 21-23 at 7 p.m.; March 28 at 4 p.m.; and March 29-30 at 7 p.m. at the Proscenium Theatre. The production will be guest directed by Dana Carr, with musical direction by Stephanie Saban and puppet direction by Lynne Jennings, San Diego Guild of Puppetry. Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. Avenue Q School Edition is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Because the original Avenue Q has some content elements that have previously made it a difficult choice for some high school productions, MTI has worked with the Avenue Q authors to create an adaptation that maintains the dramatic intention and integrity of the piece, while editing it to make it more appropriate for high school

audiences and performers. Suggested for mature audiences. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door. Canyon Crest Proscenium Theater is located at 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, 92130. CCA Envision Theatre is supported by the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation, a parent-led 501(c)(3) organization providing fantastic opportunities across academics, athletics, and the arts, and creating an environment where students can thrive. Your tax-deductible donation to the CCA Foundation is vitally needed to continue support of these programs. You can donate online at www.canyoncrestfoundation. org. Avenue Q: School Edition, with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx; Book by Jeff Whitty; Originally produced on Broadway by Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeffery Seller, Vineyard Theatre and The New Group. “Avenue Q” School Edition is presented through special arrangements with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also provided by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Phone 212-541-4684; Fax: 212-397-4684;

LIKE Canyon Crest Academy Foundation on Facebook and win prizes Over the next 12 weeks, every visitor who LIKES Canyon Crest Academy Foundation on Facebook will win valuable prizes from High Bluff Academy. In addition, there will be one grand prize per month in March, April and May. High Bluff Academy is sponsoring this campaign, which offers a $50 gift certificate towards any High Bluff Academy summer or fall class, and the chance to win one of three grand prizes. In March, the grand prize is an SAT or ACT tutoring package for eight hours of private lessons ($600 value). In April, the grand prize is a tutoring package for Math or Science ($520 value), and for June, the grand prize is a summer workshop for Writing or Math ($395 value). With this campaign, Canyon Crest Academy Foundation hopes to create more public awareness and a discussion forum for the arts, engineering, technology, the sciences and humanities, college career counseling, and athletic programs at Canyon Crest Academy. “We look at this campaign as a form of

community outreach. It’s a great chance to talk about our events and activities beyond the campus borders, and we hope to create interest once the public knows what we are doing,” says Joanne Couvrette, CCAF executive director. ”We host many great events, such as the upcoming CCA ‘Shoot for the Stars Celebration’ on Saturday, May 11, at the Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park. Funding is vital to maintain the level of high quality education and exceptional opportunities that have become the hallmark of Canyon Crest Academy. For more information about this event, or to claim your prize please visit CCAF online on Facebook and LIKE us today!” Canyon Crest Academy Foundation is a parent-led 501(c)(3) organization providing fantastic opportunities across academics, athletics, and the arts, and creating an environment where students can thrive. Your tax-deductible donation to the CCA Foundation is vitally needed to continue our support of these programs. You can donate online at

CLARIFICATION: A short article that ran last issue titled “Malashock Dance will mark silver anniversary with benefit concert” was written by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt.


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Carmel Valley Farmers Market returns to Canyon Crest Academy

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BY KAREN BILLING The Carmel Valley Farmers Market has returned. Back on Thursdays, from 2:30 p.m. to sunset, the Canyon Crest Academy parking lot is transformed into a market filled with everything from leafy greens to generously frosted organic salted caramel cupcakes. The market closed late last year due to a “lack of public support,” but is hoping to be re-energized under new manager Raquel Pena, who also manages the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market. At its re-opening on Feb. 28, there were several early birds browsing the wares before the vendors had really even finished setting up. The earlier start time is hopefully one of the changes to the market that will help it be more successful. “I’m happy that it’s open earlier because it makes it easier when I’m picking up my kids,” said Michele Schumaker. Schumaker has to pick up kids at multiple schools so she is able to fit in her shopping at CCA before picking up her Raven student and getting her shuttle to its next stop. Last week, Sunny Gal Farms had flavorful Cara Cara and blood oranges and sweet Fuji apples for the sampling, there were fresh heads of cauliflower from Suncoast Farms, bread and pastries from Rancho Santa Fe’s Loic Patisserie, Asana Bowls serving up acai bowls and beautiful blooms in buckets from Maria’s Flowers. For those with a sweet tooth,

it was hard to pass up Boucheé’s tent, where gourmet organic cupcakes, cakes, Parisian macarons and handmade caramel corn were on display. Hard to believe that chocolate cake under the glass was surprisingly sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten free. Parked at the end of a long line of tents was the In-Sliders food truck, which serves up grass-fed slider burgers with sides of truffle fries or sweet potato fries. Pasta by Design had a beautiful set-up of handmade raviolis. The raviolis are easy to take home and cook up for dinner, in flavors such as porcini and ricotta, bacon and mozzarella and more. There was plenty to nibble on site as well—Baba’s Foods had hummus and pita chips and Mariskos offered ceviche tubs, chile relleno and fish tacos. Bucket’s artisan fruit pops seemed to be a popular item, easy to sample and walk at the same time. The market also has non-food items: French Basketeer had great French market baskets, La Petite Bebe featured cute handmade kids clothing, and Seven Hopes United offered up gifts and table décor, all fair trade. More vendors are expected to arrive in the coming weeks, goat cheese and fish are expected to be available at the March 7 market. For more information, follow the market on facebook under Carmel Valley Farmers Market. Address: 5951 Village Center Loop Road, Carmel Valley, 92130.

The Carmel Valley Farmers Market at Canyon Crest Academy is open every Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to sunset. PHOTOS/KAREN BILLING

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Tagliatelle Bolognese, Prepkitchen’s most popular dish, is composed of house-made noodles mixed with beef, porcini mushrooms, tomato, rosemary and a dusting of Parmigiano-reggiano.

Prepkitchen ■ 1201 Camino del Mar, Del Mar ■ (858) 792-7737 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

■ 7556 Fay Ave., La Jolla ■ (858) 875-7737 ■ 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday ■ The Vibe: Cozy, intimate, casual

■ Patio Seating: Yes

■ Signature Dishes: Tagliatelle Bolognese, Local Mussels & Fries, Cutting Board

■ Open Since: 2009 in La Jolla; 2010 in Del Mar

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■ Happy Hour: 3-6 p.m. daily

Mary’s Half Chicken in lime chicken jus is served with charred broccoli and a sweet potato mash.

The Pumpkin & Kale Salad consists of fried ciabatta, Parmesan, pumpkin, pine nuts and kale, all tossed in a sherry vinaigrette

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The dining room at Prepkitchen’s Del Mar location has shelves filled with books, wine, candles and other knickknacks.

BY KELLEY CARLSON repkitchen has evolved through the last few years from a tiny establishment in La Jolla into a fullservice restaurant with three locations in San Diego County. Its objective: To offer the same quality fare as its sister establishment, Whisknladle, but at more “neighborhoodfriendly” prices and a casual atmosphere. While the goal is the same at all sites, guests will find differences when visiting Prepkitchen’s two northernmost restaurants in Del Mar and La Jolla. After an electrical fire shuttered it in October 2011, the Del Mar location reopened in September 2012 with a new look that is modern and playful, similar to the Little Italy site. Inside, there are shelves filled with books, wine, candles and other assorted knickknacks, and booths covered with faux crocodile skin. Outside is a patio strung with lights, candle lights dangling over a community table and a high-table section dedicated to tapas service. Background music ranges from current hits to classics, from Oingo Boingo and Creedence Clearwater Revival to even reggae at brunch time. The original site in La Jolla is smaller than its counterparts, initially set up for customers on the go — in fact, the kitchen is part of the dining room. It’s “quaint and fun,” as described by manager Jeffery Arnesen, with a covered patio and a courtyard. By day, both Del Mar and La Jolla locations — which are dog-friendly — are relaxed and on the quiet side. The casual vibe continues into the evening. “After a hard day, you can grab a glass of wine and a good hearty meal that’s made from scratch,” Arnesen said. “Let the server take you on a journey through the food —


Guests dine at Prepkitchen’s covered patio in Del Mar. they know what’s really great. It takes the pressure off.” The menus are similar at each location, with frequent changes depending on what is available from suppliers. “We like to keep it interesting, and make it exciting every time someone comes back,” Arnesen said. And while La Jolla serves breakfast, Del Mar does not. However, both offer brunch and dinner and the focus is on farm-to-table. There are tapas, such as Patatas Bravas, featuring cubed potatoes dressed in a mildly spicy chipotle sauce; the Brussels Sprouts with Bacon; and the creamy Pea & Green Garlic Risotto with sweet, crisp peas and Parmesan sprinkled on top. Different soups are presented daily and among the creations is the Mushroom Puree with a gougere (a pastry mixed with Parmesan and gruyere cheeses) floating in the middle. There are a handful of salads, including Pumpkin & Kale with warm, fried ciabatta, large shavings of Parmesan, small chunks of


pumpkin, pine nuts and kale, all tossed in a sherry vinaigrette. For current main dishes, there’s Mary’s Half Chicken in lime chicken jus with charred broccoli and a sweet potato mash that has a hint of cinnamon; the popular Tagliatelle Bolognese, composed of long, thick, house-made noodles mixed with beef, porcini mushrooms, tomato, rosemary and a dusting of Parmigiano-reggiano. Another favorite is the cranberry-topped Grilled Pork Chop, which lies on a bed of grits and mustard greens, all in bourbon pork jus. And of course, there’s dessert, with temptations such as the Chocolate & Salted Caramel Tart with a dollop of Chantilly cream and cocoa nibs. Patrons who bring their own wine will have the corkage fee waived if they also buy a bottle in-house. “We want to be the neighborhood restaurant that everybody goes to for good food and great hospitality,” Arnesen said.


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Guests enjoy craft beer at Culture Brewing Co. on March 3.


Locals are pouring into new Solana Beach brewery BY CLAIRE HARLIN The new Culture Brewing Co. in Solana Beach is only a couple weeks into its soft opening and doesn’t even have a working phone or sign up yet, but it’s already proven to be a hoppin’ place. Tucked between two retail shops near the northwest corner of Cedros Avenue and Lomas Santa Fe Drive, the droves of people socializing inside indicate it has made itself right at home since it opened its doors for the first time on Feb. 20. And it’s no wonder that locals have already made themselves at home there. Culture Brewing is not only the passion project of three local beer enthusiasts, but it’s the product of some 20 investors who live in the neighborhood as well — mainly local dads who know co-founders John Niedernhofer and Dennis Williams, both of Solana Beach, through their mutual involvement in the YMCA daddy-daughter club, Indian Princesses. The brewery’s first day in business was dedicated exclusively to bringing together those local investors, and it’s been steadily growing in popularity since. Co-founder Steve Ragan said there will be a more formal opening once management gets the goahead from the city that it can make available five parking spots that are currently being configured. A local resident of 20 years, 33-year old brewmaster Ragan is more than stoked about adding to Solana Beach’s “beer culture” — hence, the name of the brewery — and he said it’s that culture that has primarily resonated with him when it comes to his craft. “It’s about this overall love of beers, between people who are brewers and also the beer geeks and beer nerds,” he said. “I’ve been to so many breweries and met so many brewers, and they are all so helpful and nice.” Ragan has recently received a certification in brewery science from the University of California, Davis, but he really began honing his skills at home about six years after his former co-worker’s brother let him sit in on a home brewing session. He was hooked after that. “I was gone all day long and my wife was like, ‘Where are you?’” said Ragan. “The whole day passed and we didn’t even finish.” Sure enough, Ragan’s wife bought him his first at-home brewing starter kit that year for Christmas, and he never looked back af-

ter that. In fact, Ragan left his career as an architect at a Rancho Santa Fe-based firm several years ago to follow his passion. “Architecture tanked in a bad economy, and I was working twice as hard to make less money, saying ‘yes’ to everything,” he said. Ragan’s weekday job wasn’t working out, and he realized that much of the positive feedback in his life was coming from his friends on the weekends, when he’d have them over to try his brews. “Everyone was saying ‘You should start a brewery,’” he said. “It started resonating in my head and I was thinking, ‘Maybe I should do it.” Ragan had already started looking into equipment and developing a plan when he met — and became best brew buddies with — Williams, who works in the asset management industry. The two used to enjoy each other’s home brews together and talk about how great it would be to have a place to drink and share their beers other than at each others’ homes. “Seeing how other breweries were growing was inspirational, and we talked about it a lot,” Ragan said. “It started out as a light conversation, just ideas, and having worked in architecture, I knew about zoning and planning.” Williams eventually brought Niedernhofer into the mix and soon enough those brainstorm sessions over beer evolved into a concerted effort to find a location on Cedros to start brewing — an endeavor that took about six months. And Williams and Niedernhofer were set on Solana Beach as a location. “They’re from here; it’s in their backyard,” said Ragan. “We were only looking at Cedros.” The brewery embodies a clean, industrial style to complement the steel kegs and brew equipment that are found throughout. A garage door on the front lifts to let in the sun and welcome passers-by, and the heated outdoor “backyard” only adds to the causal, at-home feel. “We just wanted it to be approachable,” said Ragan. “We set out to make a utilitarian, functioning brewery, and it seems like everything else fell into place perfectly after that.” For more information, visit the brewery at 111 South Cedros Ave. Until the website ( launches, you can follow the brewery on Facebook at

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Del Mar Art Center hosts March 10 reception

•The North Coast Repertory Theatre will present Neil Simon’s classic comedy “The Odd Couple” April 13-May 5 (previews April 10-12). For tickets and more information, visit •The Old Globe presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” March 8-April 14. For tickets and more information, visit — Web site reports • The Anti-Defamation League’s San Diego Regional Office will host the exhibition “Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate,” March 13-June 6, at Gotthelf Art Gallery in the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 with guest speaker Frank Meeink, author of “Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead.” The reception is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required at volumes. For more information, call (858) 362-1154.

Journey with the Del Mar Art Center in discovering the new collection of art by all 36 members of the Center. Travel on Bruce Stewarts’ “Luminous Waves,” enjoy “A Day at the Beach” by Libbie McMahon. Then Mark Shermans’ amazingly detailed watercolors will whisk you away via “Torry Pines Three Times” to the exotic landscapes of wood carver Malsu Paparisto where you will find “Peace.” “Tranquility” comes through the mixed media images of Pamela Fox Linton, leading the way to the fluid “Pure Dreams” of oil painter and mosaic artist Donna Klipstein. The show runs through April 28. Come take the journey and join in the celebration March 10 4-6 p.m. Free two-hour parking and refreshments served. The Del Mar Art Center is located at 1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 112 [street level], Del Mar, 92014;

Park-wide Science Day kicks off San Diego Festival of Engineering To kick off the week-long San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering 2013, museums will offer science-related activities and programs for kids of all ages from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Balboa Park’s annual Science Family Day, March 16. In addition, a DNA Moving Performance, featuring one of the world’s longest DNA models (created by students), will be paraded down the Prado at 11:45 a.m. SDG&E will be on hand to show the latest technology in electric cars. A schedule is at The San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering will culminate in the free Science & Engineering Expo Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at PETCO Park. There will be more hands-on exhibits and stage performances. For a schedule, visit sdsciencefestival. com

Torrey Hills Spring Egg Hunt is March 30 The Torrey Hills Spring Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday March 30, from 9-12 p.m. at the Torrey Hills Community Park (4262 Calle Mejillones, San Diego, 92130). The event features bounce houses, music, face paint, games, activities and more. Egg Hunt times: 0-2 years: 9:30 a.m.; 3-5 years: 9:40 a.m.; 6-8 years: 9:50 a.m.; 9 and up: 10 a.m.; a Scavenger Hunt will be held for ages 10 and up. Please bring your own basket. This free event is sponsored by the Ocean Air Recreation Council and the Torrey Hills Homeowners Association.

Got Palms? St. Peter’s Del Mar calls for ‘frondly’ donations On Palm Sunday, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar uses long palm leaves and fronds to hand out to parishioners and visitors—as well as to adorn the beams inside the church, hang on the patio posts and line the front entrance doorways. They all commemorate the exuberant greeting Jesus received when he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The church, however, is in need of the palms: to be exact, the stiff, six-foot leaves that come from king palm trees. If you have such leaves, St. Peter’s would be grateful for any donations. St. Peter’s is hoping to have its palms in hand by March 20; if you can make a donation, please contact the church at 858-755-1616. This year, Palm Sunday will fall on March 24, when services will be held at 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. St. Peter’s is located at 334 14th St. in Del Mar Village, one block east of Highway 101. For more information, see

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Del Mar Foundation sponsors a ‘Happy Hour’ Meet & Greet Join the Hospitality Committee of the Del Mar Foundation for a no host “happy hour” at L’Auberge Del Mar Resort on Monday, March 18, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Meet in the lobby bar and enjoy a drink and appetizers with your friends and neighbors at this landmark hotel overlooking the ocean at 1540 Camino Del Mar. It’s happy hour all night long in honor of the Del Mar Foundation. Please RSVP to by Thursday, March 14. The Del Mar Foundation was founded in 1982 and as the oldest 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Del Mar has been the catalyst for many present day community groups. Its mission is to promote civic pride and cohesiveness, acquire and preserve open space, improve beaches and parklands, raise and grant funds, and sponsor diverse cultural programs and community events in Del Mar. For more information visit us at www.delmarfoundation. org.

Ocean Air School Spring Carnival is March 24 Please join the Ocean Air School Community, 11444 Canter Heights Lane, for the 4th annual Spring Carnival on Sunday, March 24, from 1 - 4 p.m. There will be lots of fun for everyone including game booths, rides, attractions, Angry Birds game, photo booth and more. Tasty treats include tacos, Dippin Dots, popcorn, candy cart, cake walk, and delicious baked goods to buy. While the kids play, visit the silent auction to bid on great child-themed class baskets filled with games, toys, books and more. Plus, get your raffle tickets for a chance to win the grand prize of $250 cash and other gift items that will be awarded every 30 minutes. Sponsored by the Ocean Air PTA, all proceeds benefit Ocean Air School, students, teachers and staff. Wristbands and tickets are available for purchase the day of the event. For more information, visit

WINSTON continued from page B1 tion. And even though at first he had to leave home at 6 a.m. to take the bus, he still loved going to school. Soon, though, they decided to ride was too long so they began driving him. And they’re not the only ones who make a long trek to get to the campus on 9th Street and Stratford Court in Del Mar. Headmaster Mike Peterson – only the third person to hold that title in the school’s history – said they currently have one student who lives in Temecula while others come from Chula Vista and East County. One of those is senior Zach O’Brien, who began attending Winston as a junior. A Santee resident, he drives to school. His brother

EDMAN continued from page B1 could attend the monthly meetings and give their input on cultural services and programs. Edman is “well-deserving” of the award, noted Wenger. “She has made life better for our residents.” The Feb. 27 event was a lively breakfast banquet that showcased the hard work, talent and dedication of sev-

also attended Winston and is now at Humboldt State University – where Zach will join him in the fall. Zach talks proudly about his school, explaining that he sustained a traumatic brain injury playing football when he was 11 that caused chronic pain and other symptoms. He made it through seventh and eighth grade but missed his entire freshman year as his parents took him all over the country in an effort to find out what was wrong and tried another private school. “I had problems with memory and cognitive skills,” he said. “I couldn’t put thoughts on paper that were in my head … Before, I was good in school.” Two years ago he had surgery, which he said has helped with some of the problems. eral local honorees. Past CPRS president Jessica Cissel, of National City, introduced the line-up of speakers and award winners. Gus Vina, manager for the City of Encinitas, spoke passionately about city parks and recognized the hard work of all involved in the running of them. Guest speaker, Brett Swain, a former NFL wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, who grew up in Carlsbad, re-

Now, he said, he’s at a school where there is “a different way of relating to teachers. They know more about you and you know more about them.” Today he’s collegebound and plays in the school’s band – which will provide part of the entertainment for the anniversary celebration. One of his classmates, Lauren Jacobson, came to Winston after sixth grade when her family moved from El Segundo to Carlsbad. She has attention deficit disorder and learning issues as well as social anxiety, she said. At her previous middle school, she added, they moved her to special education classes “with the delinquent kids and didn’t give us anything to do.”

See WINSTON, page B18 called his days as a youth having the freedom to play in local parks and how they helped him to follow his dream as a professional athlete. To receive news on art programs and more--via email--from the City of Solana Beach visit the city website at and click on the eBlast Updates box, then enter your email address.


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The Indian Fine Arts of San Diego presents 6th annual Music and Dance Festival March 19-24

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The Indian Fine Arts of San Diego is celebrating its 6th annual Music and Dance Festival from March 19 to March 24, at the Jewish Community Center in La Jolla. This organization is dedicated to the propagation of classical Indian music and dance in Southern California. This year, the festival has a fantastic line-up of world renowned vocal and instrumental artists of both the Hindustani and the Carnatic traditions of Indian music from India and around the world. Among the many highlights of the program is a jugalbandi: a concert that will showcase the virtuosity of two female artists, and a melodious vocal concert by a skilled master. The festival will also present some of Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most talented and most engaging percussionists who will be playing on such diverse instruments as the kanjira, the tabla, the ghatam, and the mridangam. Audiences are also certain to be enthralled by the captivating music of such wind instruments as the shennai, the flute, and string instruments like violin. Throughout the festival you will have the opportunity to taste a wide range of Indian vegetarian cuisine from the South to the North and everywhere in between. The festival is certainly a must attend event for all, as it promises to delight the eyes, the ears, and the stomach. Please visit the Indian Fine Arts web site at for additional information and to purchase tickets.

The ladies of the Del Mar Unit of Rady Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital Auxiliary are teaming up with En Fuego Cantina and Grill in Del Mar to fundraise for Rady Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital â&#x20AC;&#x201C; San Diego Emergency Department. For the entire month of March, En Fuego will be offering a special Miracle Taco platter of which $1 will go directly to Rady Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. En Fuego has preliminary plans for a taco-eating contest, which will keep track of who eats the most Miracle Tacos all month and a prize given to the top eater. So, order up for a great cause! Furthermore, En Fuego Cantina located at 1342 Camino Del Mar, will be donating a very generous 10 percent of all sales made on Wednesday, March 20, from 6 p.m. until closing. The Del Mar Unit of Rady Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital Auxiliary will hold

Humane Society to hold Thrift Shop Sale March 16 The quarterly â&#x20AC;&#x153;50 percent Off Storewide Saleâ&#x20AC;? will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Rancho Coastal Humane Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thrift Shop at 120 Aberdeen Drive in Cardiff by the Sea. Clothing. Small appliances. Housewares. Books. Music. Electronics. Every item in the store will be on sale at half off. For more information, to make a donation, or to arrange for pick up of your donation visit the RCHS Thrift Shop Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., call 760-753-0970, or log on to

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Scripps Performing Arts Academy summer camp programs offer professional training for all ages and abilities g The Torrey Hills Center (4645 Carmel Mountain Road Suite 208) is now the new home for a summer of fun at Scripps Performing Arts Academy! SPAA’s summer camp programs offer professional training for all ages and abilities. SPAA specializes in teaching the younger and more inexperienced students ages 4-11 years basic acting, singing, dancing, art, scenery building, costume design and music as it corresponds to each student’s ability. This year SPAA has added beginner and intermediate dance and acting workshops for students ages 8-18. The Pre-Professional Intensive, based on an audition, will provide four levels of training and boasts a small teacher to student ratio, 1-12, and includes Ballet, tion is available by calling 858Pointe, Variations, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre and a 586-7834 or visit www.ScrippsPerPublic Performance. Registration and tuition

Accelerated Summer Academic Program for high school students at USD University of San Diego offers for the second year the Accelerated Summer Academic Program for high school students. The program seeks to help high school students’ transition into the college learning environment; it also creates an opportunity for students to advance in their high school progress over the summer. The program offers a number of courses from mobile app development to math, music and more. In six weeks, students can expect to advance to a higher level of high school coursework and improve their college/university application profiles. For more information, visit the ASAP website at

Spend your spring break at The Watersports Camp at Mission Bay Aquatic Center The Watersports Camp, held at SDSU and UCSD’s Mission Bay Aquatic Center, is a YMCA-sponsored camp offering exciting and educational camps including wakeboarding, surfing, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, marine science and stand up paddling. Whether your camper hopes to catch their first wave, or wants to learn about the ocean, the friendly counselors at The Watersports Camp will ensure a safe and fun environment in which to learn. Spring break camps run March 25-April 5 and summer camp starts June 10. Full-day and half-day camp options are available. Register online at watersportscamp. com or call at (858) 539-2003.

Kids can learn to surf and more at Surf Diva summer camps Surf Diva’s La Jolla Surf Camp & American Surf Academy provide the best kids co-ed surfing program in San Diego. Boys & girls aged 5 to 10 and teens aged 11 to 17 learn to surf and participate in awesome activities emphasizing ocean and beach awareness. La Jolla Shores is the perfect location for learning! The camps include: surfing, beach games, beach culture and are supervised by: Surf Diva certified/ First Aid/ CPR and Lifesaving trained and qualified instructors. Morning and afternoon sessions: $297, Full day session: $500. Plus 10 percent City fee. Register by calling 858-454-8273 or log onto

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The San Dieguito Chapter of the National Charity League gathered recently to assemble Birthday Boxes for Meals on Wheels. The Ticktockers (girls from grades 7th - 12th) wrote birthday messages on cards, filled them with toiletry items, pens and stationary, socks, slippers, puzzles, activity books and then wrapped the boxes with birthday wrapping paper. The Birthday Boxes will be donated to the local Meals on Wheels office. National Charity League, Inc. is a motherdaughter organization dedicated to serving the communities in which chapters are formed and to fostering the

(Above) From the NCL Class of 2014 are (left to right): Sophie Kaihatu, Angie Gascho, Katlyn Simon and Kate Lidl. mother-daughter relationship. Its goal is to promote a sense of community responsibility in daughters. The daughters along with their mothers participate in a six-year educational program of philanthropic work, educational activities, leadership training, and cultural events.


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PeaceConferencing Games premieres on Del Mar TV Peaceconferencing Games is a digital and faceto-face game-based simulation on world conflict and peace building that offers students a new classroom experience appropriate for the global challenges that await them in the 21st century. It was developed at The Bishop’s School by teacher Kristen Druker and her students and is currently a part of the curriculum of her ninth grade modern world history classes. The documentary “PeaceConferencing Games” provides a description of this “Game Changing” learning process that the students go through to better understand their world and the history behind their selected conflict. PeaceConferencing Games recharges the classroom through technology enhanced role play, negotiation skills, and collaborative team building. It places students in the driver’s seat by creating a simulation focused on world conflict and peacebuilding. You will follow the play as a high school negotiation team focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with behindthe-scenes footage that brings the PeaceConferencing Game to life. Showing digital and face to face ele-



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To see the PeaceConferencing Games documentary “on demand” go to either of the following:; ments of the learning experience, viewers see how students gain the confidence and strategizing skills to tackle world problems, while at the same time personalizing the process for their own future success. The PeaceConferencing Game is completely student driven, supported by an Open Simulation Platform, a FaceBook like private educational network, designed for self-organizing learning in a real time environment. Text books are not needed, the Internet is where they research their subjects with their results posted on the Open Simulation Platform for all the members of the team to see and use. Homework is done as a team using the Open Simulation Platform. This is digital group learning at its best. The students are really teaching each other. Come meet the players and see the action unfold on Del Mar Television. DMTV can be seen on Time Warner Cable channel 130 (digital) and channel 24 (analog). Show Times: (all in the month of March) Sundays at 7:30 p.m. (all month long); Monday March 18 @ 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 23 at 9 a.m. To see the PeaceConferencing Games documentary “on demand” go to either of the following: peaceconferencing. org;

Del Mar Chocolate Bar opens at the Del Mar Plaza

The new Del Mar Chocolate Bar recently opened its doors at Del Mar Plaza. Similar to the Carlsbad Chocolate Bar, the confectionary offers a large selection of specialty chocolates, plus bakery goods, a full espresso and coffee bar, and an assortment of retail wines, champagnes, and ports. The Del Mar Chocolate Bar which recently operated out of a smaller store front on Camino Del Mar, moved into the larger retail space at the Plaza to accommodate expanding product lines and an espresso bar. Along with coffee, teas, chocolates, and wine, customers can expect to find novelty gifts, including seasonal gift baskets, and food items like taffy, blow pops, and brittles. Situated on the second level of Del Mar Plaza, the new location is adjacent to an outdoor patio, so shoppers can enjoy sunshine and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean while they eat and drink. Visitors to the petfriendly Plaza will be delighted to know that the store sells a variety of pet treats. Owner Laura Reyes says she is excited about expanding within Del Mar, and be-


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Ocean Air Dad’s Club Movie Night

Ashley Falls Invention Showcase


cean Air Elementary School families gathered for a fun-filled Dad’s Club Movie Night and PTA Association meeting on March 1 at the school. PHOTOS/JON CLARK


he Ashley Falls Invention Showcase, which was held March 1, featured a number of creative inventions by students in grades two through five.


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Maya Rosenbaum with ‘Treat Rope’

Madeleine Walker’s ‘Trinket Elevator’ Riya Madan and Shireen Heidari demonstrate ‘The Shady Umbrella.’

Ellie McCue’s ‘Tap Tap Tap App’ Eli, William, Michael

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Oliver Charat-Collins and Ted Li: ‘Wonders and Worlds’

Invention Showcase participants: first row: Lily, Maya, Abbie, Faith, Ted, Oliver, Rohan; second row: Madeleine, Meli, Dylan, Mr. Miller, Justin, Nadal, Michael, Andrew

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Dylan and Justin Vaughn with ‘Pobot’ Amy, Kim, Kristen, Yvonne, Kirsten, Christine

Above: Meli Trikounakis with ‘Dancing Star Light’ Right: Rohan Madan’s ‘Magnetic Lego Car’

Shai Davis and Addie Picker with ‘Super Squirter Multi-Purpose Water Bottle’

Andrew and Abby Beamer show off the ‘Paracord Bracelet Holder’


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CCA Raven Wishes Night


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DM Community & Visitor Center Grand Opening


he Village of Del Mar celebrated the opening of the new Del Mar Community & Visitor Center in the heart of Del Mar on Feb. 28. The office will serve as a welcome center for visitors and locals. Located at 1104 Camino Del Mar, Suite 1 across from City Hall, the Visitor Center is open during the winter from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will have extended hours starting in the spring. Fulfilling a need for locals and visitors, the new center, staffed by the Del Mar Village Association, will provide information on hotels, dining, special events, and activities in Del Mar. On display will be Village walking maps, visitors guides, restaurant menus, and downtown community and special events information. For more information, visit PHOTOS/JON CLARK

Helen Grundler, Mike Grundler, Lynn Kunkle

Karen Powell, Tensia Trejo Bing Bush, KC Vafiadis, Manlai Pam, Steve Bonker

Adam Kaye, County Supervisor Dave Roberts

Richard Earnest, Joan Maloney, Walt Beerle

Frank and Nita Gill Pat Killeen, Barbara Sella

Joe Gabaldon, Scott Huth

Tony and Bianca Macaluso, George and Nancy Schmall

Michael Kaplan, Colleen Frank

Laura Arnold, Robin Mars, Dan Schreiber

Edward Jones Ranks No. 8 on FORTUNE Magazineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Best Companies to Work Forâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; list Diane Huckabee, an Edward Jones financial advisor in San Diego, recently announced that the financial-services firm ranked No. 8 on FORTUNE magazineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;100 Best Companies to Work For 2013â&#x20AC;? list in its 14th appearance on the prestigious list. Edward Jones ranked No. 3 in the large-company category and was the highest ranking financial-services firm. Edward Jonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FORTUNE rankings also include top 10 finishes for 10 years and consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003 and consecutive No. 2 rankings in 2009 and 2010. Last year, the firm ranked No. 5 overall.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each of the 30,000 financial advisors, branch office administrators and associates in our home offices is highly motivated by our work helping individual investors,â&#x20AC;? said Huckabee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are proud of the high level of personal service we offer.â&#x20AC;? In its description of Edward Jones, FORTUNE magazine says that the full-service financial firm â&#x20AC;&#x153;maintains a closeknit culture with regular regional gatherings for ice-skating, fishing tournaments, ice cream socials, and other fun.â&#x20AC;? The full list and related stories appear in the Feb. 4 issue of FORTUNE and now at

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Torrey Hills Invention Fair


orrey Hills Elementary School held its schoolwide Invention Fair on Feb. 28. The event featured more than 30 inventions. Inventors from grades K through sixth grade had work on display. Some of the inventions solved everyday problems such as a double-sided toothbrush, a Smart Watch, a fish tank algae remover, a shock trapper, safe airplanes and a moving table. COURTESY PHOTOS

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SB Chamber Installation Dinner held


he Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce held an Installation Dinner for its board members on Feb. 28 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. The event honored former Solana Beach Mayor Joe Kellejian and County Supervisor Dave Roberts served as the eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s keynote speaker.


Caehle Romano, Liliana Carrick, Monica Jones, Peter House

Mary Kellejian, Carolyn Cohen, Heather and Greg Petre

Leilani Santos, Cecilia Santos

Joe Kellejian, Robert Rosenthal

Kim Walker, Sandra Solis, Sue Smith

Allen Moffson, Jay Sarno, Mark Tackabery

Carol Childs, Amber Starbuck

Tina Tharp, Angie Huynh, Heather Truong

Nicole Peterson, Debb and Chuck Beymer

Solana Beach City Manager Dave Ott, County Supervisor Dave Roberts

Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors: Mark Tackabery, Tina Tharp, Nicole Peterson, Anthony Chadwell, President Carolyn Cohen, Daniel Powell, Marcia Lee, Bryan Fuller, Peter House, Greg Petre, Ron Blumberg. Not pictured: Jaclyn Wahidi, Sam Khorramian, Peter Ward, Jason Smith, Kimberly Duggan, Jewel Edson

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12375 World Trade Drive, San Diego, CA 92128, California. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/22/2013. Russell Levine, President, Owner-President. CV444. Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-005345 Fictitious Business Name(s): Digital Degrees Located at: 8837 Villa La Jolla Dr., La Jolla, CA, 92039-3573, San Diego County. Mailing Address: PO Box 13573, La Jolla, CA 92039. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The ďŹ rst day of business was 10/30/2007. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jackie Patay, 8837 Villa La Jolla Dr., La Jolla, CA 92039. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/22/2013. Jackie Patay. DM875. Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-005449 Fictitious Business Name(s): Cambridge Watson Investment Group Located at: 13261 Denara Rd., San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: same as above. This business is conducted by: A Married Couple. The ďŹ rst day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Racine Hsieh, 13261 Denara Rd., San Diego, CA 92130, #2. Steve Hsieh, 13261 Denara Rd., San Diego, CA 92130. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/25/2013. Racine Hsieh. DM872. Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013

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SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 1409 Fourth Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 Central CASE NUMBER: 37-2013-00036574-PR-PW-CTL Estate of: John Charles Becker, also known as John C. Becker, also known as John Becker, Decedent NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: John Charles Becker, also known as John C. Becker, also known as John Becker. To all heirs, beneďŹ ciaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of John Charles Becker, also known as John C. Becker, also known as John Becker. A Petition for Probate has been ďŹ led by Patricia Ann Becker in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. The petition for Probate requests that Patricia Ann Becker be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the ďŹ le kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person ďŹ les an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: April 4, 2013 Time: 1:30 p.m. Dept.: PC-2. Address of court: same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or ďŹ le written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.

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NORTH COAST If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must ďŹ le your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of ďŹ rst issuance of letters to a general personal representative as deďŹ ned in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the ďŹ le kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may ďŹ le with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the ďŹ ling of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Susan A. Mercure

Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP 401 West A Street, Suite 2600 San Diego, California 92101 619-236-1551 DM871. Mar. 7, 14, 21, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-005572 Fictitious Business Name(s): Your Personal Italy Located at: 12526 High Bluff Drive, San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The ďŹ rst day of business was 01/26/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: Sunny Tuscany USA LLC, 12526 High Bluff Drive, San Diego, CA 92130, California. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/25/2013. Massimiliano Quintavalle, Manager. DM870. Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-005480 Fictitious Business Name(s): La Crostata Located at: 12622 Torrey




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You’ve got a lot of stalk options in celery The Kitchen Shrink BY CATHARINE KAUFMAN To most kids, celery is a snack found in nerds’ lunch bags or a prop used for science experiments to show how colored water transports through vascular bundles. To most adults, celery is a stirring stick for a Bloody Mary. But this Mediterranean native — a sibling to carrots, cumin, parsley and cilantro — is an unsung hero in the gustatory world. As March roars in, let’s celebrate National Celery Month with every cook’s best stalk-in-trade. The Skinny on Celery At just 6 calories a stalk, celery is considered a “negative” or a “freebie

food,” since you probably burn more than those six calories chomping away on the juicy stick (which also gives the old jaw a good work out). A satisfying crunch and loads of nonsoluble fiber celery is a dieter’s bliss. The mighty herb is also a nutritional power-

Aromatic Celery Lemon Risotto Ingredients 1 cup of Arborio rice 6 stalks of celery (from heart) coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon of olive oil or unsalted butter 1/2 cup of dry white wine 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese 4-5 cups of hot water or vegetable broth 1 small red onion, chopped Zest from 1 Meyer lemon and juice from 3 Meyers 1 cup kale leaves, chopped Method: Heat the olive oil or butter in a heavy skillet and sauté the celery and onions until translucent. Add the rice, coating the grains with the oil. Stir in the wine over medium heat until absorbed. Cook for 20

minutes, adding juice and the remaining liquid a cup at a time. Stir in kale during last cup of water. Remove from heat. Stir in the cheese and garnish with zest from the lemon and celery leaves. (Serves 5-6.)

house packed with folic acid, riboflavin and Vitamin C to keep metabolism on its toes, along with Vitamin K to dial-up bone mass. Rife with minerals, including calcium, magnesium, manganese and potassium — the latter key for stabilizing cell and body fluids to keep heart rate and blood pressure on an even keel. The aromatic leaves are loaded with antioxidant flavonoids, especially lutein, Vitamin A and beta-carotene to keep eyesight sharp. Finally, the leaves contain essential oils (like limonene) to put the skids on everything from nervousness to creaky joints, while the seeds have also been used as a homeopathic pain reliever. Dirty Little Celery Secrets Throughout the ages, celery has been lauded as a high-octane aphrodisiac sparking passion and fueling stamina from the courts of ancient Rome to the parlor of French courtesan Madame de Pompadour (and even the bedroom of famed Italian playboy, Casanova). Today scientists have confirmed celery’s sexy attributes as it has been found to contain a pheromone called androsterone, a substance secreted by the male sweat glands to entice females. Bedtime celery snacks, anyone? Pick a Winner Although darker green stalks are more nutrient packed, the light green ones are less stringy. You make the call. Select firm, crisp

See SHRINK, page B18 Drive #344, San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Angelo La Porta, 12622 Torrey Bluff Dr. #344, S. Diego, CA 92130. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/25/2013. Angelo La Porta. DM869. Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 2013

by: A Corporation. The first day of business was 01/16/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Victory Prehab, Inc., 3617 Bernwood Pl. Unit 103, San Diego CA 92130, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/20/2013. Meredith Victor - President. DM866. Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 2013

of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Adrian Sieminski, 488 Almond Rd., San Marcos, CA 92078, Kalyn Sieminski, 488 Almond Rd., San Marcos, CA 92078. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 01/30/2013. Kalyn Sieminski. DM865. Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-002797 Fictitious Business Name(s): High School Rat Race Located at: 239 Mangano Circle, Encinitas, CA, 92024, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Aurapan L. Vajrabukka, 239 Mangano Circle, Encinitas, CA 92024. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 01/30/2013. Aurapan L. Vajrabukka. DM867. Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-004562 Fictitious Business Name(s): RBD Real Estate Located at: 4850 Pacific Hwy., Ste. 110, San Diego, CA, 92110, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: RBD Ventures, Inc., 4850 Pacific Hwy., #110, San Diego, CA 92110, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/13/2013. Brian Kendrick, RBD Ventures, Inc., COO. CV442. Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-005127 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Victory Prehab b. Victory Prehabilitation Located at: 3617 Bernwood Pl. Unit 103, San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-002869 Fictitious Business Name(s): VIVACE Salon Located at: 3790 Via de la Valle, Suite 208, Del Mar, CA 92014, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Married Couple. The first day

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-005317 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. RBD Residential Group b. RBD Residential Real Estate Located at: 4850 Pacific Hwy. Ste. #110, San Diego, CA, 92110, San Diego County. Mailing Address: same as above. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Wilberto N. Salazar, 4850 Pacific Highway #110, San Diego, CA 92110, #2. Brian Kendrick, 4850 Pacific Highway Ste. #110, San Diego, CA 92110. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/22/2013. Wilberto N. Salazar. CV443. Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-004375 Fictitious Business Name(s): Queen Bee Skin Boutique

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Located at: 301 North Hwy. 101, Solana Beach, CA, 92075, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 5/1/12. This business is hereby registered by the following: Brandie L. Aviles, 675 S. Sierra Ave. #48, Solana Beach, CA 92075. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/12/2013. Brandie L. Aviles. DM862. Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 2013

de la Valle, Suite G-506, Del Mar, CA 92014. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jessica Bialostozky Grynberg, 3428 Caminito Santa Fe Downs, Del Mar, CA 92014. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/12/2013. Jessica Bialostozky Grynberg, Esq. DM860. Feb. 21, 28, Mar. 7, 14, 2013

Located at: 3790 Via De La Valle #301, Del Mar, CA, 92014, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Extreme Limjoco LLC, 2260 Tigereye Pl., Carlsbad, CA 92009, CA. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/06/2013. James Limjoco, Managing Member. DM856. Feb. 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7, 2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-004454 Fictitious Business Name(s): Russian Life Educational Center Located at: 6540 Lusk Blvd., C240, San Diego, CA, 92121, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 02/13/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Galina Pease, 219 Mangano Cir., Encinitas, CA 92024. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/13/2013. Galina Pease. DM861. Feb. 21, 28, Mar. 7, 14, 2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-004107 Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Keller Williams Realty b. Keller Williams La Jolla Located at: 8813 Villa La Jolla Drive Suite 2000A, La Jolla, CA, 92037, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: La Jolla Partner’s, Inc., 8813 Villa La Jolla Drive, Ste. 2000A, La Jolla, CA 92037, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/08/2013. Madison Offenhauser, President. DM859. Feb. 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7, 2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-003254 Fictitious Business Name(s): Amazing Quest Located at: 4526 Tarantella Lane, San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 5/15/2009. This business is hereby registered by the following: Lynne D. Bath, 4526 Tarantella Lane, San Diego, CA 92130. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 02/01/2013. Lynne D. Bath. CV441. Feb. 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7, 2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-004334 Fictitious Business Name(s): Grynberg Family Law Located at: 3428 Caminito Santa Fe Downs, Del Mar, CA, 92014, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 2683 Via

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-003732 Fictitious Business Name(s): Sublime Tavern

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SHRINK continued from page B17 bunches with bright green leaves and pass over brownleafed limp stalks. A Bunch of Trivia • Celery is the sixth most purchased vegetable in the country. • One ounce of celery seeds produces an acre of celery crops. • 75 percent of celery grown in the USA comes from California. • Celery contains an internal pesticide producing psoralens that ward off hungry fungi. These compounds cause skin allergies in some people after eating celery. • Hippocrates, the fa-

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But at Winston, the small classes and closeness of the student body and staff “and teachers who are willing to stay and help you out” have made a world of difference. “This is the first place I ever felt like I was smart,” she said. Lauren is on the student council and active in drama and, like Zach, is looking forward to going to college. When asked to name a teacher who’s made a difference for them at Winston, Zach chimed in first: “Miss S-T. She gave me an extra kick when I needed it.” Lauren hesitated at first, saying she couldn’t name just one, but then agreed with him. “She makes an effort to be with us even though she’s really busy,” she said. Miss S-T is Mary Sterling-Torretti, who has been teaching at Winston for 24 of its 25 years. Now the assistant headmaster, she teaches English and is the college counselor. “Sometimes when students [first] come here they feel like things have been closed off to them,” she said, “Hopefully possibilities open up [after time spent at Winston].” When Sterling-Torretti started, there were only high schoolers at the school; today they serve grades four to 12 and have a target student-

ther of medicine, described celery as a nerve soother, while a Sears Catalog (1897) featured a celery nerve tonic. Chew on That Every part of the celery herb is edible — the hearty root, the savory seeds, the fragrant leaves and the crispy stalks, of course. In French cuisine the marriage of the aromatic trio of celery (whether the conventional Pascal variety or the celeriac root), carrots and onions is known as the “mirepoix.” These three musketeers sautéed in butter or olive oil are used as the base for assorted soups, stews, sauces and stocks. Whip up a green machine smoothie with celery, kale, cucumber and almond

milk or a pineapple celery stir-fry. Chop into potato, egg, tuna or chicken salad for an added crunchy oomph. Braise celery hearts or slices of celery root for a savory side. Stick some stalks into your chicken or turkey cavity or toss some leaves into your soup pot for added aromatic flavor. Stuff the stalks with hummus, cream cheese, almond butter or crab dip for a refreshing appetizer or snack. Jazz up coleslaw or salad dressings with a sprinkling of tasty celery seeds. Chop into a marinara sauce or concoct this blissful risotto for a scrumptious changeup, adding zero calories and tons of flavor. Bon appetito!

teacher ratio of 8-1 (in the upper grades, it is sometimes higher to accommodate programs such as mock trials and business simulations). The school offers added arts, music, drama and sports to supplement its curriculum that meets state standards. Amy Spitler, the director of admissions who also teaches English, started at the school as a receptionist while she was deciding whether to pursue a teaching credential “and fell in love with the program and the students.” “I hear from the kids that they don’t feel like they’re a problem that needs to be fixed,” Spitler said. “We see them as a person first and focus on their unique gifts and strengths.” Peterson, the headmaster, talked about how the school strives for a balance, teaching the students life skills and strategies that they will need beyond school, while also giving them differentiated instruction that plays to their particular abilities. “We try to help them find something they are good at and like to do,” he said. “We don’t want school to end too early or become a dead end. We want them to be able to make a living … and find their place in life.” To be admitted, a student must have a diagnosed learning difference – a term they use instead of disability. “Often there is a cascade of issues,” Peterson noted. Over the past five years,

95 percent of the students have gone on to at least a two-year higher education program – many to four-year programs. Some join the military, he added. Through the years, there’s been one person who has observed the changing program and faces. Mindy Kaplan is the administrative assistant. She’s held her job for 25 years and still loves it. She says she’s watched the vision develop and admires the “forward thinkers” who have led the school and the hard-working, dedicated teachers. After a lengthy struggle and lots of fundraising, the school has a 55-year lease with the City of Del Mar on the Shores site – where Winston has been since 1988 when it was founded by a group of physicians and parents. Now they are getting ready to live up to their commitment to upgrade the campus. Serious planning is not likely to start for a couple of years, with the project seven to 10 years down the road, Peterson said. Meanwhile, they’ll continue to build on a program that each year culminates in a commencement ceremony that Peterson described as “a quasi-religious experience to see where the kids come from and where they’ve ended up … and where the parents end up from a place of despair and wondering about what would be possible for their children.”

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Accredited Buyer’s Representative and Certified Residential Specialist designations and are also Certified Relocation Specialists focusing on San Diego County Coastal. Janet and Laura’s main focus is to create a stress-free transaction for their buyers and sellers. They provide detailed and relevant information along with consistent market trends so that the client can make educated and informed decisions. Janet and Laura are constantly expanding their real estate education and learning about all the latest technology in order to pass that knowledge onto their clients. Aside from traveling and spending time with their wonderful families, they both support a variety of local and national organizations. Janet is a native San Diegan who enjoys rock climbing, tennis, and volleyball. Laura is a long-time San Diego resident who you will often find running, hiking, or cycling around town. Concludes co-owner Susan Meyers-Pyke, “Their motto is who they are: Dream It…Live It!” Coastal Premier Properties is located at 12625 High Bluff Drive, Suite 102, Carmel Valley; (858) 755-4663; Visit


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