Volume XVII, Issue 32
Welcome to Earl Warren Middle School
Aug. 22, 2013 Published Weekly
Information technology’s dark side: Internet crime Experts share tips on prevention
■ TPHS grad advances on ‘America’s Got Talent.’ See page 5
Payton, Meghan, Kathleen, Laila and Erik take part in a new student orientation and BBQ held Aug. 15 at Earl Warren Middle School. See pages B16-B17 for more. PHOTO/JON CLARK
BY JOE TASH Despite technological advances that let online thieves target victims in ever-more sophisticated ways, the best defense against criminals may be an age-old method, experts say — be careful what you do and who you associate with on the Internet. “It’s still always on the end user to have a modicum of common sense. If it sounds too good, it is too good. It really still rings true,” said Sgt. Mark Varnau of the San Diego County
Sheriff’s Department. Varnau is a member of the CATCH Team, a multi-jurisdictional task force that goes after cyber-criminals. While the Internet has brought unprecedented choice and convenience to consumers around the world – everything from ordering movies to paying bills to turning household appliances on and off can be done from desktop computers, tablets and smart phones – information technology also See INTERNET, Page 6
CCA principal eager to tackle new role
■ TPHS cheer teams shine at national camp. See page 8
Bahar Martin, Lee Martin, Bakir Hama Sidiq, Khder Hassan Muhammed and Huner Aswer. PHOTO/KRISTINA HOUCK
BY KAREN BILLING What’s 13th grade? It’s different for everyone but as a school leader, Karl Mueller is determined to help his students find it. “I’ve always really enjoyed working with the high school age group because I love helping them explore their options for 13th grade, what it will look like,” said Mueller, the new principal at Can-
yon Crest Academy. “I’m really driven by making connections with and for students to start thinking about their next steps as they transition off the high school campus.” Mueller is making a transition of his own, coming to CCA from Coronado High School this sumSee PRINCIPAL, Page 6
Company joins effort to have Himalayas hike to aid Parkinson’s research BILLING attack recognized as genocide BY KAREN A group of dedicated local climbers
Kurdish delegates present documents on 1988 chemical weapons attack on Halabja
■ Relay for Life raises money for American Cancer Society. See page B1
BY KRISTINA HOUCK The Kurdish people want the United States to recognize the former Iraqi government’s 1988 chemical weapons attack on Halabja as genocide, and a local company is helping them make it happen. An official Kurdish delegation on Aug. 14 presented Carmel Valley-based Imani Lee, Inc. with documents related to the March 16, 1988
attack on Halabja, a town in northern Iraq. “When I was doing research on Halabja and seeing the pain and suffering that people went through, in a lot of ways, it reminded me of what we felt on 9/11. It’s horrible what they went through. They were innocent villagers and Saddam Hussein just decided he See GENOCIDE, Page 16
will head to the Himalayas this fall in search of an end to Parkinson’s disease. As part of Summit 4 Stem Cell, 10 local residents will head to Nepal in early October to trek to the base camp of Mount Everest, an altitude of 17,598 feet, to raise awareness and funds for a unique Parkinson’s disease study. The study is being done locally in San Diego, using non-embryonic stem cells and turning them into dopamine-producing neurons. The loss of dopamine production in the brain is the driving cause behind Parkinson’s disease. “This research is going to be so significant,” said Sherrie Gould, a local nurse practitioner at Scripps Clinic Movement
The Summit 4 Stem Cell group hopes to conquer Mount Everest Base Camp to raise awareness and funds for a study on Parkinson’s disease. COURTESY PHOTO Disorders Center, who is leading the trek. “We don’t know what starts Parkinson’s, but we do know that it is caused by a loss See PARKINSON’S, Page 7
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Two sentenced to prison for stealing iPads, laptop computers from nine schools BY CITY NEWS SERVICE Two Riverside County men who admitted stealing iPads and other electronic devices from nine San Diego County schools over a two-month period were each sentenced to prison Aug. 16. Trevor J. Williams, 21, was sentenced to seven years behind bars and Eyon Zimmerman, 19, was sentenced to five years in prison. Both defendants pleaded guilty last month to burglary charges, and admitted the crimes were committed to benefit their street gang. A third defendant, 21-year-old Thomas Earl Burleson, was convicted of burglary and other charges at trial and is set to be sentenced next week. Williams and Burleson are documented gang members and Zimmerman is a known
associate, according to Deputy District Attorney Brendan McHugh. The three were charged with breaking into classrooms at schools in Del Mar Heights, Cardiff, Lakeside and other communities, stealing iPads, laptop computers and other electronics. Authorities said the thefts began last Nov. 18. Some of the defendants used their cell phones in the area of the schools the nights of the break-ins, according to previous court testimony. The defendants were arrested Jan. 30 at a Temecula-area Border Patrol checkpoint. The iPads stolen from the Del Mar school earlier that morning or the night before were recovered from the defendants’ car, along with a laptop computer, bolt cutters and a projector, McHugh said.
Bobcat seen in Pacific Highlands Ranch BY KAREN BILLING A bobcat has been spotted frequently over the last few weeks in the Pacific Highlands Ranch community of Airoso near Canyon Crest Academy. Resident Mark Bulgarelli was walking with his 5-pound Chihuahua Ripley at about 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 15 in a common area between the units when a large cat jumped from the bushes. He said the bobcat was the size of a medium-sized dog, clearly a lot bigger than a large house cat and reddish gray in color. Bulgarelli said the cat was only several feet away from him and a foot away from Ripley. “He looked right at Ripley and then, after a very short moment, turned and walked the other way,” Bulgarelli said. “In retrospect he was a beautiful animal. He was very stealthy and quiet and we had no idea he was there until he was in Ripley’s face.” Karen Dubey, the Airoso HOA president, said one board member feels the bobcat may be an escaped illegal pet because it is in the community every day and lets people get too close to it. The day before Bulgarelli’s encounter, the bobcat was spotted near the basketball courts. According to the Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management, bobcats are active during the day but prefer twilight, dawn or night hours. They are not known to attack humans but will prey on chickens, small pets and rabbits — Dubey said there are a lot of rabbits in their community. San Diego County Critter Control advises keeping small pets inside at night and to eliminate food and water sources outside of the home. A local California Department of Fish and Wildlife representative told an Airoso resident that homeowners can discourage the bobcat with noise or water. For bobcat removal, residents can contact San Diego County Wildlife Services: (800) 486-0010.
Burglars attempt to steal safe from Laptops stolen from Sage Canyon School Carmel Valley hardware store •B roken window reported at Ocean Air School BY KRISTINA HOUCK Police responded to an alarm at a Carmel Valley hardware store early Sunday, but the burglars were nowhere to be found. Three or more unidentified suspects broke into Griffin Ace Hardware at 3880 Valley Centre Drive (Piazza Carmel shopping center) shortly after midnight on Aug. 18, said Natalie Hone, community relations officer for San Diego Police Department’s Northwestern Division. Hone said the suspects stole a safe from behind the cash registers but were unable to load the safe with unknown contents into their vehicle and left it in the parking lot. The safe was never opened. Police do not have descriptions of the suspects, and no arrests have been made.
BY KRISTINA HOUCK Two laptops were stolen from Sage Canyon Elementary School in Carmel Valley early Saturday, Aug. 17, police said. At about 4:30 a.m., a security guard reported a broken window at the school, said Natalie Hone, community relations officer for San Diego Police Department’s Northwestern Division. Officers also responded to an alarm shortly before 2 a.m. on Aug. 17 at Ocean Air Elementary in Torrey Hills. Police discovered a broken window, but nothing was stolen, Hone said. The break-ins are the latest in a string of similar incidents in the Del Mar Union School District. Although police do not have descriptions of the suspects and no arrests have been made regarding these two incidents, Hone said officers are following up with leads in similar cases. “We have other areas in our city that have been hit similar, so we’re trying to work with them,” Hone said.
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New Kaiser Permanente medical offices offer variety of services The Carmel Valley facility also features a comprehensive Women’s Center
William Tseng, Patricia Laidlaw, Jerry Sanders at the Grand Opening event. “This is a great, amaz- them well. Having all of a care and services that Kaiser Permanente provides,” said ing building that helps our patient’s health information Mary Ann Barnes, senior physicians provide the best at their fingertips can also vice president and executive quality care for all of our alert physicians about premembers,” said Dr. Paul Ber- existing conditions they director. The two-story building nstein, area medical director. need to be watchful of, such features natural light pour- “Our trademark is preven- as a high-risk diabetic preging in from big windows in tion and wellness but we nancy. the façade, flooring that also want to stress if you’re The ribbon-cutting cersparkles, hints of gold and sick, we’re here for you.” emony allowed guests to Barnes said the facility nibble on wellness bites, grass green downstairs, and the addition of orange and stresses innovation. such as granola and fresh The offices use Health- fruit while getting a peek at blue hues upstairs. A large reception area allows pa- Connect, the largest civilian the new digs and the futuristients to check in for any ap- electronic health records tic VGo robot that zoomed pointment downstairs, and system in the nation that al- about. The VGo is a videothere is a secondary check-in lows caregivers instant ac- conferencing/telepresence station upstairs — there are cess to a patient’s record and device that allows Kaiser to self-check-in kiosks in both history. A physician panel bring healthcare into skilled locations. Waiting rooms demonstrated how they use nursing facilities, remote aroutside of primary and spe- integrated medicine and co- eas or even work sites. Berncialty care offices feature ordinated care at the center stein said VGo is just one new, cozy chairs. Down- for everything they do— example of how Kaiser is stairs, along with the phar- pop-ups on electronic re- pushing the envelope in macy and lab, there is also a cords will remind staff that looking how it can be innoseries of conference rooms patients are due for routine vative in medical care. for health education classes procedures so they never At the ribbon cutting miss an opportunity to keep event, San Diego County Sufor members.
Kaiser Executive Medical Director Dr. Paul Bernstein cuts the ribbon. (Center: County Supervisor Dave Roberts.) For more photos online, visit www.delmartimes.net pervisor Dave Roberts said and current head of the his vision for the county in- Chamber of Commerce, cludes ensuring that health- praised the Kaiser system for care is one of the leading re- continuing to grow. “You’ve created more sources available. Roberts said Kaiser’s well-planned jobs and brought a higher new facility supports that level of healthcare to San Diego,” Sanders said. goal. The new Carmel Valley “To bring a facility like this to North County is such facility is just one part of a jewel to add to our Kaiser’s plans. Kaiser is slatcrown,” said Roberts said. ed to open a new facility in “Carmel Valley is the heart Oceanside next year and, of my district...this facility on Jan. 2, will break truly enhances the quality ground on a new central of life for Carmel Valley and San Diego hospital. The the entire North County re- hospital is expected to open in 2017. gion.” For more information, As Kaiser represents the largest medical group in San visit kp.org/sandiego. LocaDiego, with more than tion: 3851 Shaw Ridge Rd., 1,100 physicians, Jerry Sand- San Diego, 92130. ers, former San Diego Mayor
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BY KAREN BILLING Kaiser Permanente celebrated the opening of its new medical offices in Carmel Valley on Aug. 14. The first patients were scheduled for appointments on Monday, Aug. 19. Kaiser purchased the land off Carmel Creek Road eight years ago for the facility, which will serve more than 157,000 North County residents. The 50,000-square-foot, two-story facility houses 20 primary care offices and 10 specialty care services, including cardiology, dermatology, radiology and neurology. The plan is that the offices will provide “convenient and easy care,” a onestop shop for patients with a full pharmacy and diagnostic lab on site. The Carmel Valley facility also features Kaiser’s first comprehensive Women’s Center in Southern California. The center will offer mammogram screening, obstetrics gynecology, cosmetic procedures, lactation services, even a Thrive Boutique, a small retail center to support the Women’s Center. “We wanted our presence in Carmel Valley to be unique and different, and really represent the great
August 22, 2013
Update: TPHS grad advances to next round of ‘America’s Got Talent’ Votes needed after Aug. 27 show on NBC BY ROB LEDONNE Comedian Taylor Williamson, a native of Del Mar and alum of Torrey Pines High School, has advanced to the semifinal round — Aug. 27 — of the hit NBC competition show “America’s Got Talent” after a nationwide vote last week (see first story on Williamson in this newspaper’s Aug. 15 issue). “This past week has been crazy,” he explained via phone from New York City. “Every part of it is insane and nerve-wracking.” “America’s Got Talent” is broadcasted live from Manhattan’s famed Radio City Music Hall twice a week. Williamson, who noted he was a struggling comedian before his big break on “Talent,” was understandably nervous during the Aug. 13 performance show. “It was the biggest crowd of my life and the biggest show of my life, in one of the most important entertainment venues in the country, if not the world,” he said after advancing. “Not only do I have to impress the live audience and people at home, but I have to impress these judges as well,” Williamson explained, referring to Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Mel B. “At least half the judges are comedians, so I have an advantage somewhat.” Following his set on the performance show Aug. 13, Williamson
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thought it went well but figured he was going to be voted off. “I was positive I was going home,” Williamson said. “Normally I’m insecure about everything, but now it’s at the most heightened degree.” However, when the results came in, it was revealed that Williamson made it and will advance to the semifinal round of the show which begins on Tuesday, Aug. 27. Williamson said he couldn’t have gotten to this point without people from all over the country voting for him. “I’ve had people email me and say they’ve stolen every phone in their neighborhood to vote for me,” Williamson explains. “At a family reunion, someone made everyone there vote 10 times each. People are sharing this journey with me and it’s so amazing. I can’t believe
people voted for me... to be in the top popular vote is unbelievable.” Since his career was ignited by appearing on “Talent,” Williamson said he’s already getting treated like a celebrity in public. “I’m performing in New Jersey this weekend, and on the way to the bus station this guy came up to me and told me I was funny. Later, a car stopped in the middle of the street and girls inside started taking my picture,” he said. “When people say nice things about me, it’s so wonderful and special because six weeks ago I was on the lowest rung on the comedy ladder.” Williamson said that the highlight of the entire experience is having Howie Mandel and Howard Stern root for him; Mandel even wrote an essay in Parade Magazine praising Williamson. “He wrote the nicest article and said I’m his favorite act. I’m so lucky Howard and Howie understand comedy, like me, and respect what I do. Now people know who I am and come to see me. At my most recent show, the line to meet me was so long.” Summed up Williamson: “It’s cliche to say, but I feel like I already won. I have a career again.” Catch Williamson try to impress the country again on the Tuesday, Aug. 27, episode of “America’s Got Talent” at 9 p.m. on NBC 7 San Diego. Voting opens following the conclusion of the show. Visit www.taylorwilliamson.com and www. nbc.com/AGT
CCA Foundation invites parents to Aug. 27 ‘Welcome Receptions’ The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation invites all CCA parents to attend one of two Welcome Receptions to kick off the 2013-14 school year. Receptions will be held in the Cage on campus at 7:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the first day of school, Tuesday, Aug. 27. Start the year off right by joining new Principal Karl Mueller, Dollars for Scholars, the Grad Nite Committee, and fellow parents in a casual setting. This is a particularly good event for parents who are new to CCA to attend. Some of the food vendors of the CCA Farmer’s Market will be serving tasty treats at both events. Parents will also have an opportunity to purchase Spirit Wear for themselves or their students, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting students through the CCA Foundation. The Foundation has gifted every CCA family a calendar to commemorate CCA’s many accomplishments on the way to its 10-year anniversary. Additional calendars will be available for sale at the reception. The CCA Foundation board president Anna Lillian is excited about the event saying, “I am really looking forward to a great school year. We have many events planned to celebrate CCA’s 10th year, which we will be sharing with parents at the Welcome Receptions. We hope to see many parents there.” The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation is a parent-led 501(c)(3) organization providing fantastic opportunities across academics, athletics, and the arts, and creating an environment where students can thrive. Your tax-deductible donation to the CCA Foundation is vitally needed to continue our support of these programs. You can donate online at www.canyoncrestfoundation.org.
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PRINCIPAL continued from page 1 mer and starting his first year as principal on Tuesday, Aug. 27. He describes his leadership style as not being an untouchable administrator but focusing on building engaging connections with his students and his staff. “Working closely with teachers has always been a passion of mine, supporting the work they do within the classroom. My responsibility is to ensure that they do what they do best and that’s inspiring young learners in their classroom,” Mueller said. He is ready for the energy on campus to return with the school year. “I’m anxious,” Mueller said, a big grin breaking out on his face. Mueller won’t be the only one in his family starting a new school this fall. His son Finnegan will start kindergarten this week, joining his 8-year-old
brother William at Explorer Elementary School in Point Loma. His wife, Lia, is also in education, a science teacher at High Tech High. Born in Indiana, Mueller moved to San Diego with his family at age 2, when his father was accepted to University of San Diego School of Law. After Mueller graduated with a history degree from Sonoma State University he briefly considered going into law himself like his father and brother, both criminal defense attorneys. As fate would have it, he took a job as an instructional assistant at a high school for at-risk students and never looked back. “I fell in love with education,” Mueller said of being in the classroom helping struggling students find success. He went through his credential program and started teaching at a charter school in the San Carlos area. While Lia was getting her master’s degree at Cal Poly University, Mueller
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worked at the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education in the juvenile court and community school system, teaching history, math and PE. When the couple moved back to San Diego, he returned to the charter school system and was encouraged to take on a leadership role, serving as the founding director for Audeo Charter School. He received his administrative services credential from Point Loma Nazarene and was fortunate to be selected as an assistant principal at Coronado High School in 2005. During his first year, his principal left the school to pursue another opportunity and Mueller was tapped to take his place, a role he held for the past seven years. “I was very proud of the work that we accomplished in Coronado,” Mueller said. “But I was at a stage in my career where I wanted to become a part of a team. Coronado is a one school district and I valued
the support I received, but coming to a district with the reputation of San Dieguito, to me was an opportunity to develop as a professional.” He was very much also drawn to Canyon Crest. “CCA is such a unique school, community and culture, and the experience offered here really addresses the development of the whole child,” Mueller said. “I believe strongly that students need to pursue opportunities aligned with their passions and CCA has all three legs of the stool with academics, art and athletics.” He understands the importance of balancing all three, coming from Coronado where CCA’s departing principal Brian Kohn helped design and build its Conservatory program before bringing it to Canyon Crest. Like CCA, Coronado also has a rich educational program and successful athletics. “I acknowledge and respect the contribution each
plays in the development of the students,” Mueller said. CCA will make the transition to the Common Core State Standards in the upcoming 2014-15 school year, along with all public schools in California. Mueller will oversee this transition, but he sees it as not as a challenge but a step the school and the district are more than ready to make. “With the ideas I’ve heard in conversations I’ve already had with the faculty, this is a group of dynamic and progressive educators that will embrace this transition,” Mueller said. He said making that transition will be one of his main goals at CCA, but he will also continue to ensure that they are meeting the individual needs of all students and helping the district through a budget recovery process. He said the district has done a great job in sustaining programs and opportunities for students despite budget crunches and is especially grateful for
the strong CCA Foundation, which he said does an amazing job filling the gaps with their efforts, “enriching every child on campus every day.” In getting familiarized with CCA, Mueller said he’s very appreciative of the invaluable help he’s received from Assistant Principals Jeff Copeland and Elise Davies, and he’s become well educated on Prop AA — he’s been able to watch the progress of proposition-funded improvements to the field over the summer. He has taken the time to digest a Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation self study the faculty has prepared over the last few years and is looking forward to helping celebrate CCA’s 10-year anniversary this year. “I have a pretty good understanding of this unique school culture and I’m excited to become a part of what they’ve created,” Mueller said.
which is fraudulent — deduct the amount of the item for sale and wire the rest of the money back to the scammer. Again, the victim ends up losing the entire amount of the check when it fails to clear. Often, banks immediately credit the amount of the check as a convenience to their customers, but take the money back if the check fells to clear, a process that can take seven to 10 days. Other prevalent scams involve the installation of malware on victims’ computers, which capture their keystrokes and transmit sensitive information such as bank account numbers and passwords back to hackers, said Murray Jennex, professor of management information systems at San Diego State University and an expert on Internet security. “Phishing” is a technique that has been around for years, in which generic emails are sent out, which try to trick computer users into logging onto websites that install malware on their computers. While many people have become wise to such emails, said Jennex, a new technique called “spear phishing” is harder to detect because scammers use personal information from social media sites to make the emails seem more realistic to their intended targets. “These attacks are better and they’ve been more successful,” Jennex said. “I get phishing emails
several times a day and I get spear-phishing emails at least once a day, so it’s pretty constant,” Jennex said. Scammers also set up clones of legitimate websites that install malware, then redirect victims to the real website, often without their knowledge of what has happened, Jennex said. Along with applying common sense, computer users can protect themselves by installing anti-virus and antimalware programs on their computers, and making sure the programs are up to date, Varnau and Jennex said. “There are new attacks every day or every week, if you haven’t updated your anti-virus software, it won’t catch it,” Jennex said. Computer users can also protect themselves from attack by setting a password on their wireless routers at home, and disabling a function on their router called “SSID” which broadcasts the name of the router, making it harder for hackers to find the signal and access it, Varnau advised. At his home, Jennex said, his family uses one computer for online banking and a different machine for browsing the Internet, reducing the likelihood that hackers could access sensitive banking information. But even when precautions are taken, hackers can strike. Matt Wellhouser, chief of the Rancho Santa Fe Patrol, said he noticed small charges on his bank account
for items he hadn’t purchased. When he researched the charges, he found they were part of scam to set him up for monthly, recurring charges. “Check your accounts regularly, make sure they’re not being violated,” Wellhouser said. He also advised computer users to change their passwords occasionally, especially those used for banking. Make passwords hard to guess by including upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols, he said. Suspicious websites can be checked at a site called “whois.com,” which shows the owner, physical address and other information, Wellhouser said. Even the most seemingly innocuous action can put computer users at risk. For example, Varnau said families that post real-time vacation photos on Facebook may alert thieves that their house is unoccupied. For every positive use of the Internet, criminals have come up with their own twists, ranging from credit card fraud and identity theft to hacking and phishing. “(The Internet) has brought every victim in the world to every crook in the world and tied them together,” Varnau said. Computer users can learn more about online scams and how to protect themselves at the following websites: http://securingourecity.org/ and http://www. crimes-of-persuasion.com/
continued from page 1 provides nearly unlimited opportunities for criminals. “(The Internet) also has this really dark side that is full of corruption and theft and pornography and threats and abuse. It’s all there,” said Varnau. Those who take common sense precautions can reduce the chance of being victimized online, he said. Scams can come at computer users from every direction, according to Varnau. Among the current variations are fake ads for employment or items for sale on sites such as Craigslist. The purpose is to get victims to cash bogus checks on their own personal bank accounts, then send the proceeds to the scammers. “The theme in all of these frauds is a smidgen of believability,” Varnau said. For example, he said, an ad might seek a “secret shopper” to check the customer service at a business. The scammer sends a fraudulent check to the victim, with instructions to use some of the proceeds to make a purchase at the business, and send the rest to the scammer. When the check fails to clear the bank, the victim is on the hook, Varnau said. In a similar scam, the crook offers to buy an item for sale, and “inadvertently” makes the check out for a larger amount. The victim is told to cash the check —
PARKINSONâ€™S continued from page 1 of a neurotransmitter called dopamineâ€Ś Itâ€™s not a complete cure but if we can fill up the tank, refill the bucket with fresh new dopamine-producing cells we can essentially rid the patients of their symptoms.â€? Gould has already tackled another of the worldâ€™s largest peaks for Parkinsonâ€™s â€” leading 16 hikers to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro for Summit 4 Stem Cell in September 2010. The research is being led locally by Dr. Jeanne Loring, director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at the Scripps Research Institute, and Dr. Melissa Houser, neurologist and director of the Parkinsonâ€™s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Scripps Clinic. As soon as Gould learned about their research and that the only thing stopping them from moving forward was money, she was determined to do something to help. She thought the big climbs would not only be a way to gain a lot of attention, but the idea of a climb also reflects what the Movement Disorders Center stresses with Parkinsonâ€™s patients about exercise and selfempowerment. â€œAll of the trekkers want to inspire those who face seemingly insurmountable odds to rise above them and escape the limitations we all set for ourselves,â€? Gould said. â€œItâ€™s time to not only meet this mountain but to move it.â€? Although the Everest base camp is a lower elevation than Kilimanjaroâ€™s 19,341 feet, Gould said it is a longer and â€œmore arduousâ€? trek. Base
August 22, 2013 camp is located at 17,600 feet and the hikers will climb a little higher to 18,500 feet. While Kilimanjaro took them seven days and seven nights to summit, the Everest trek will take two-and-a-half weeks, hiking every day for six hours a day. Gould has never wanted to summit the full 29,029 feet to the peak of Everest because of the high life-cost factor (there is one death for every 10 successful ascents), but she has always had a little fascination with the base camp. Even with the fascination, Gould never thought that she would be leading a climbing crew to Everest. â€œI just really believe that there isnâ€™t anything you canâ€™t do,â€? Gould said. â€œIf you commit yourself you can do it, you can make it happen, and the Summit 4 Stem Cell is a testament to that.â€? Through grassroots efforts since 2010, the group has raised almost $1 million through just dollars and cents donations, everything from $10 to $100,000 contributions. The groupâ€™s total fundraising goal is $3.9 million. Three of the Everest climbers have Parkinsonâ€™s disease, including Alan Truitt, Bill Maddox and Evelyn Heilbrunn. Heilbrunn said sheâ€™s climbing â€œbecause she canâ€? â€” she not only has Parkinsonâ€™s, but also has had breast cancer twice. Her friend Rick Whipple will climb alongside her. Truitt will have his son, Adam, and friend Bob Baker to climb with him. Team members Heidi and Carolynne Arens are climbing for Brad Arens (Heidiâ€™s husband and Carolynneâ€™s father). He was diagnosed with Parkinsonâ€™s disease 12 years ago
and was a part of the Kilimanjaro climb, completing the journey despite the disease impacting his balance, coordination and gait. To prepare for their trek, each member of the group hikes during the week on their own and every Saturday they do a long hike together. Recently they completed a 9.5mile hike on Iron Mountain and in September they will do a four-day altitude hike in the Sierras to prepare for the hard, back-to-back days on Everest. Gould said she plans to work her hikers toward setting an unbeatable, determined mindset â€” that even though they may feel tired, thereâ€™s no stopping them. â€œWhen I was diagnosed with Parkinsonâ€™s I thought my adventures were over, all I could think about was the future of my disease and to accept how little control I had over my life,â€? said hiker Alan Truitt. â€œTrekking to Everest Base Camp requires me to continue my physical fitness regimen, which is one of the things I do have control over, and recommits my spirit to adventure, in all areas of my life, while also continuing to trek on my Parkinsonâ€™s journey, one step at a time, one boot in front of the other.â€? As the first people in the world to use IPS (induced pluripotent stem cells) with Parkinsonâ€™s patients, Gould said that the study that Summit 4 Stem Cell is backing is going to â€œexplode in the world of regenerative medicine.â€? The groundbreaking re-
search has a local participant in Chris Whitmer, a Rancho Santa Fe resident who was one of the eight patients whose skin graft cells were biopsied and are in the process of being converted to IPS cells, which will transform yet again into dopamine-producing neurons. Whitmer started noticing symptoms of Parkinsonâ€™s in 2003 â€” foot and hand tremors, which progressed to symptoms such as stiffness and slowness of movement. He didnâ€™t receive a definitive diagnosis until 2007. â€œIt was a shock, it took awhile to come to grips with it,â€? said Whitmer, 53. Like Gould, Whitmer is a strong believer in exercise and gets to the gym five to six times a week. â€œThat, to me, has pushed my symptoms back more than the medicine,â€? said Whitmer, noting he notices a big difference in his day when he is able to work out. Whitmer said he was lucky to pick Dr. Melissa Houser as his neurologist and when he heard about their study he was quick to sign up to be a participant, as well as do anything he could to raise funds for their research, gathering donations for Summit 4 Stem Cell and the Parkinsonâ€™s Association of San Diego. â€œItâ€™s the first time that I heard of something that treats the cause instead of the symptoms and thatâ€™s the exciting part. It could actually stop the disease and reverse it,â€? Whitmer said. In the next month, two
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but he is touched by what the Summit 4 Stem Cell climbers aim to achieve. â€œItâ€™s ambitious to say the least, Iâ€™m impressed that theyâ€™re even attempting it,â€? Whitmer said. â€œI think [the research] is the next wave of medicine. I almost call it medicine without medicine because youâ€™re taking cells from your own body and replacing them with what you need. These pluripotent stem cells can reproduce any cell in the body so the possibilities of what weâ€™re doing here is endless. It can help with Parkinsonâ€™s and so many other disorders that are out there.â€? To learn more or make a donation, visit www.summit4stemcell.org.
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Snooze to open Sept. 6 at Del Mar Highlands Town Center; Supports local community partners BY KAREN BILLING Snooze, the new breakfast eatery coming to Del Mar Highlands Town Center, has announced community partnerships with San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation and Helen Woodward Animal Center. As with all of the Snooze restaurants (five in Colorado and one in Hillcrest), 1 percent of total sales go toward local community organizations. “Our opening partners at Del Mar are three awesome organizations that totally kick butt for good things,” said the restaurant’s general manager John Paul Daniel. He said the Conservancy was selected as it supports a “vital area for the coast.” “Many people have volunteered and made a difference in making this land safe again for birds, fish and hey, let’s face it, humans,” Daniel said. Daniel said Snooze admired Helen Woodward’s no-kill facility that helps so many types of animals and people, and he praised the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation for raising money for needed school programs in art, music, PE, science and technology. “These people work really hard to make a better community and we couldn’t be happier to be partnered with them,” Daniel said of the Foundation. The restaurant is set to open on Sept. 6. For more information, visit snoozeeatery.com/ Delmar-san-diego.
Del Mar stays ‘Haute As Ever’ at Aug. 24 event The Del Mar racetrack is bringing together Southern California’s most fashionable and tech savvy for its second “Haute As Ever” event, which is expected to be the largest Instagram meetup in the world. With a 1940s pinup style as its theme, the iconic track will provide the perfect backdrop for this one-of-a-kind event. Haute As Ever will take place in the track’s Seaside Cabana on Saturday, Aug. 24, starting at 1 p.m. Del Mar has teamed up with Music Art Life and Instagramers San Diego to create an event that combines the glamour and history of horse racing with the innovative and modern world of social media. Instagramers will be encouraged to participate in photo challenges for the chance to win prizes. Attendees are encouraged to dress in retro styles reminiscent of the early years of the track. Haute As Ever will include a 1940s-themed fashion show, and live models will act as statues throughout the event space, serving as focal points for patrons’ lenses. Attendees can view classic cars from the ‘30s and ‘40s, get their tresses tamed in pinup styles and take pictures in photo booths, all while taking in the action trackside. Lauren Sharon Vintage Shop Rentals will recreate the ambiance of the era, and live performances will include live demonstrations by local artists, a burlesque performance by Hell on Heels and music from a San Diego jazz/swing band. Haute As Ever is free and open to the public, but attendees must RSVP and print their ticket by visiting www.hauteasever.com. For more on the Del Mar racing season, visit www.dmtc.com.
Canyon Crest Academy junior a rising theater, jazz talent BY ROB LEDONNE Even though he’s 16, Scott Roberts has the acting resume and work ethic of someone twice his age. “I’ve been doing about five shows per year,” he explains of the exhausting process. “At first I was only acting during the summer, but it snowballed from there.” Roberts, who is going into his junior year at Canyon Crest Academy, has been acting since he was just 4 years old. “That was when my parents signed me up for Junior Theater camp,” he remembers. “One of my counselors at camp told me I should start auditioning, and I’ve been doing San Diego Junior Theatre since I was 10.” Following a role in Canyon Crest’s production of “Our Town” last year, Roberts is fresh off a stint as an ensemble member for the San Diego Junior Theatre’s production of “Guys and Dolls,” which had a three-week run at the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa
Scott Roberts performs in ‘Guys and Dolls.’ Park. “I think we only had one new person in this cast, so everyone already knew each other,” he notes. “It’s probably the best quality show we’ve done in a long time. The experience was fantastic.”
Acting isn’t the only thing Roberts is passionate about. “I also play jazz piano, which is also a pretty big part of my life,” he said. Roberts’ jazz band performed last month as part of the Carmel Valley Farmer’s Market and Canyon Crest Academy Foundation’s Music and Movies event. Just this week, Roberts and his band released a crop of jazzy tracks available to download at thesingleladies.bandcamp.com. Roberts and his fellow CCA jazz band members won a recording session when they finished first at Canyon Crest Academy’s Battle of the Bands competition last year. Roberts isn’t sure what he’ll be pursuing a few years from now and is taking everything in stride. “Junior Theatre has been more of a social thing for me,” he said. “I would like to continue acting, but I’m not sure I’ll go after it as a career.”
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Role by role, Canyon Crest senior pursues acting passion Benjamin Sutton shines in ‘Guys and Dolls’ production at Balboa Park BY ROB LEDONNE It makes perfect sense that Benjamin Sutton, who will be attending Canyon Crest Academy as a senior this fall, is pursuing acting once you hear what his parents do. “My dad is a tap dancer and my mother majored in violin,” he said during a break in his busy schedule. “They were also in a bluegrass band, so I was always in an artistic atmosphere. I started taking acting classes when I was 7.” Since then, Sutton’s talent and passion have taken him a long way. He’s been in countless productions around the San Diego area, and just wrapped up a three-week stint in the San Diego Junior Theatre’s production of “Guys and Dolls.” Naturally, Sutton nabbed a lead role, that of Nicely-Nicely Johnson. The “Guys and Dolls” production was performed at the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park. “I never really knew of the musical beforehand,” he notes. “But I’m such a huge fan of Frank Sinatra (who starred in the 1955 film version of the musical).
Benjamin Sutton and his cousin Tabatha. Courtesy photos I had a blast learning all of the songs.” Ironically, his role also called for tap dancing, something his father helped him out with. “I also took some tapdancing classes as well. When we first started rehearsing, it was a little slow at first since a lot of people were gone over the summer. By the time we had tech week, everything went really great. We got it together.” Normally he would star in “straight plays and not musicals,” so “Guys and Dolls” was something of a departure for the young ac-
tor who remembers his first role fondly. “It was super nerve wracking to audition for my first thing (a San Diego Junior Theater production of ‘Junie B. Jones’). When I got the part and became an ensemble member, it was one of the most fun experiences of my life.” Sutton explained that aside from the experience of acting, it’s his bond with his castmates that he cherishes the most. “At Canyon Crest, in December 2010, we did ‘Putnam County Spelling Bee.’ It was a really small
cast and we all got very close. Aside from how great that performance went, it was one of the most fun times I’ve ever had in the theater,” Sutton said. In addition, he’s also working on remaining humble throughout his successes. “A lot of people I know are involved in the theater, but my friends who aren’t always support me and come to my shows,” Sutton said. “People will ask me about acting, although I like to keep things low key.” For his upcoming senior year at Canyon Crest, Sutton is looking forward to acting as well. “I know I’m going to be dedicated to it all year. I’ll [be working at it] every day.” As for life after high school, he’s still not sure what his next move is going to be. “I’m going go to college either for theater or film acting, but I’m not sure where yet. I’m about to fill out some applications now. It’s stressful, but it’s my passion.”
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Local attorneys named to ‘Best Lawyers in America’ list Attorneys from Carmel Valley, Del Mar and Solana Beach were honored for their legal expertise and success on Aug. 15 by being named to the 20th Edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” “Best Lawyers is the most reliable reference for quality legal representation,” said President and Co-Founder Steven Naifeh. “Inclusion on this list indicates that an attorney is valued by his or her peers for professional success.” The attorneys named to Best Lawyers are recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 134 different practice areas. Individuals awarded a “Lawyer of the Year” recognition received the highest scores in their practice area and city this year. In this past year, Best Lawyers evaluated more than 131,000 lawyers around the world, and collected more than six million voting results. “Best Lawyers is devoted to recognizing
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Carmel Valley resident selected to lead Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine Cardiologist and integrative medicine specialist Christopher Suhar, M.D., has been named director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. Suhar has practiced cardiology and integrative medicine at Scripps since 2005. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo and completed a combined residency of internal medicine and pediatrics at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He also completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease at Scripps Clinic and in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona Health Science Center. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, nuclear cardiology and comprehensive echocardiography. Dr. Suhar is a member of the American College of Cardiology. As director of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Suhar is Christopher responsible for overseeing all of the center’s treatment and educational Suhar, M.D. programs and operations. He will continue seeing patients in his clinical practice and will maintain his clinical research work in the fields of integrative medicine and cardiology. “I’m honored and privileged to continue the strong legacy in integrative medicine that has been created for our patients at Scripps,” Dr. Suhar said. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Suhar lives in Carmel Valley with his wife and three children. For more information, visit www.scripps.org. Look for a profile on Dr. Suhar in an upcoming issue of this newspaper.
The San Dieguito Union High School District recently announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program. Each school and/or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. Beginning Oct. 1, 2013 all students, regardless of income, will be offered a combo breakfast at no charge. The household size and income criteria identified at right will be used to determine eligibility for free, reduced-price, or full-price meal benefits. Children from households whose income is at or below the levels shown here are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Children who receive CalFresh (previously Food Stamps), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payments (Kin-GAP), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits or are a Foster Child are automatically eligible for free meals regardless of the income of the household in which they reside. For more information and an application, please visit the Principal’s Office or cafeteria at your child’s school or the SDUHSD Nutrition Services web page at http://www.sduhsd. net/Parents--Students/Nutrition-Services/index.html
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GENOCIDE continued from page 1 wanted to commit genocide,” said Lee Martin, founder and owner of the language and translation services company. “It makes me proud that Imani Lee can be involved in something so important that’s going from San Diego to the national stage to the international stage.” A project of the Kurdistan regional government in coordination with the Philadelphia-based Dialogue Institute of Temple University, Imani Lee was selected to translate the Arabic documents to English. The materials include official government and military documents as well as eyewitness accounts of the attack. “The content of the documents are proof of the involvement of the Iraqi government back at that time,” said Bakir Hama Sidiq, a member of the Iraqi parliament, through translator Raid Behnam, Imani Lee’s project manager and Arabic linguist. A Halabja native, Sidiq was a law student at the University of Baghdad when the attack occurred. He lost 23 family members in the
attack. A practicing attorney, today Sidiq is seeking reparations for the families of the victims. “From the beginning in the ’80s, Saddam ordered those documents not to be signed by himself,” explained Sidiq, who prepared witness testimony used in the trial proceedings of Hussein. “They are signed by other agencies like military agencies, intelligence agencies. But it is well known that the only two persons authorized to order the use of mass destruction weapons were Saddam Hussein and Chemical Ali (Ali Hassan alMajid, Hussein’s cousin), or the chief of staff, if it was authorized.” The attack, which Hussein ordered in the days preceding the conclusion of the Iran-Iraq War, killed about 3,000-5,000 Iraqi Kurds and injured about 7,000-10,000 others. The post-Hussein Iraqi government executed al-Majid in January 2010 for his role in the attack on the Kurdish town and other crimes against humanity. The delegation will present English translations of the documents to the U.S. Congress before the end of the year in an attempt to get the legislative body to offi-
cially declare the deadly attack as genocide. “There was a saying that we only had God in heaven and we had mountains on the ground,” said Khder Hassan Muhammed, a Kurdish Appeals Courthouse judge, through Behnam. Also a law student at the University of Baghdad at the time, Muhammed lost relatives in the attack. “Now we don’t only have God in heaven and mountains on the ground, but we have friends. We need for these friends to know about this atrocity so they can tell the world about it so that we can gather all efforts in order for it not to happen to any other nation or people around the world.” In 2011, a majority of the Iraqi parliament voted to officially recognize the attack as genocide. “Despite the differences of Iraqis, for this massacre and these pains that happened to the Iraqi people, they gathered together and voted for it,” said Sidiq, who participated in the vote. “I hope the U.S. Congress will go over whatever differences they have and vote for Halabja as genocide. If the U.S. Congress votes on this, they will have the love of all of the Kurdish people.”
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In addition to pursuing a congressional vote, the delegation plans to present the documents for display in the Library of Congress and the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. “I remember the Kurdish exodus,” said Huner Aswer, senior U.S. Embassy liaison. Just 5 years old at the time of the attack, Aswer and his family fled about 80 miles to Iran. “I don’t want that again — not just for my family, but any other family.” A roughly 10-member team will translate, certify and notarize more than 100 pages of documents, which Martin said would likely be finished late October. The project may bring in $1 million to $2 million, which is being funded by the Kurdistan regional government. “It’s great that our company is doing it,” said Bahar Martin, vice president of Imani Lee and Martin’s wife. Bahar Martin lived in Sulaymaniyah at the time of the attack, which is about an hour away from Halabja. “We’re honored to do this project. It feels good because we want the world to know about it.” For more information, visit imanilee.com.
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Kilroy should propose some form of regular bus or shuttle service I was at the Aug. 8 meeting and listened to all the comments. I sure see the value that Kilroy has added with their new proposals and I liked it. However, although it sounds really good, the biggest issue is proper transportation planning to avoid the traffic. As many have expressed concerns, this will end up being a car-centric project similar to the UTC mall or Highlands mall. What Kilroy should really be proposing is some form of regular bus or shuttle arrangement by partnering with the city bus service or some private shuttle service that connects the entire Carmel Valley area from Torrey Hills to Del Mar to Pacific Highlands, etc. so that people will really start riding and walking to make this a true community project. I wouldn’t mind paying a couple of dollars for such shuttle/bus service as opposed to driving to the One Paseo center. I have not heard any discussion about such transportation options. If that comes through then these enhancements that Kilroy suggested on Aug. 8 will really start to add true value and there will be a lot more supporters! Sanjiv Prabhakaran, Carmel Valley
I Am Retired: Emergency Medical Services and One Paseo The County Service Area 17 – Emergency Medical Services (CSA 17) covers the City of Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas and Del Mar Heights Road (DMHR) and other areas. Emergency vehicles are part of fire station 24 across from the One Paseo project. Response times are required to be within 10 minutes of a 911 call 85 percent of the time. Even the optimistic response time with synchronized lights has One Paseo traffic adding a minute to the journey from Station 24 to the Torrey Pines community west of I-5. On several occasions, I have seen the emergency vehicle stuck in traffic on Del Mar Heights Road while leaving Station 24. I noted that most vehicles try to make room to let emergency responders get through, but Del Mar Heights Road is gridlocked. CSA 17 has a policy of stationing additional emergency vehicles away from the firehouse as part of its contracted services. In order to have an emergency vehicle on the west side of I-5 in Torrey Pines, we need a structure to house a small breakout room, small kitchen, shower and bathroom area, plus driveway or space for an ambulance-type vehicle. This would only be staffed part-time during peak traffic congestion (12-hour shifts from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.). This station would also provide for emergency and fire issues within Crest Canyon. The City of San Diego owns land (a vacant lot on Del Mar Heights Road) where a fire station was once located. Therefore, the question is what if the optimistic One Paseo traffic studies are wrong? What if synchronized traffic lights do not provide the emergency response time window needed to save lives west of I-5? What if the I-5 North Coast Corridor improvement and I-5/SR-56 Connector projects do not materialize for 5 to 10 years after One Paseo is built? Let us forge ahead with plans to establish a facility to house an emergency vehicle within Torrey Pines and let Kilroy pay for the capital infrastructure to house the emergency staff, initial start-up operations, and cost of an ambulance. This is being a good corporate citizen. Dennis Ridz
Voter Initiative will ‘decrease the value of living in Solana Beach’ I am writing regarding the Voter Initiative that would increase the size, frequency and amount of alcohol allowed at private parties in the Fletcher Cove Community Center. I am a resident of Solana Beach. While I do not live in the Fletcher Cove area, I oppose the Voter Initiative. Our City Council agreed to allow parties with up to 50 people in attendance, two-three times per month serving beer and wine. This allows for residents to utilize our improved Community Center, while ensuring the size and scope of such parties are appropriate for the venue. The Voter Initiative increases the alcoholic consumption allowance at the Community Center, as well as increasing the number of events to every weekend, up to twice per day. The Voter Initiative will not only decrease the value of living in coastal Solana Beach, but will turn that area of our beautiful bedroom community into a rowdy, traffic-filled, party scene on many weekends. This Voter Initiative will overwhelm the Fletcher Cove area with too many parties, too many cars, big parking problems and too much alcohol. Lastly, I cannot support any initiative that would increase the likelihood of drinking and driving in an area that is filled with families and small children. Kristin Edwards, Solana Beach
Smoking issue at race concerts needs to be addressed I would like to agree with the Aug. 15 letter from Kelsey Cross: “More needed to stop pot/tobacco smoking at the race concerts.” After enjoying a smoke-free fair, it was unsettling to see extensive cigarette butt litter at the Del Mar Races by both the paddock and track areas. While the no-smoking Clubhouse, and no-smoking indoor and covered seating areas were litter-free on the day I visited, the designated smoking areas on the asphalt outside were carpeted with cigarette butts. It was ugly and smelly. The only trash cans available were either recycle bins or plastic-lined trash cans, neither of which are appropriate for fuming cigarette butts. It also broke my heart to see the number of children, including small children and infants in strollers, exposed to second-hand smoke, especially in front of the clubhouse where families tend to gather but is a designated smoking area. Secondhand smoke can’t be good for horses either and, in fact, research suggests that animals really suffer from smoke exposure. Wendy Benson
Trayvon Martin lost his life because of a perception he was a threat Solana Beach does not need a costly election to false I’m not sure what the point of Mr. Hayutin’s opinion piece, “What’s Wrong with this Picture?” was except to re-enestablish a private party policy for FCCC force the mistaken idea that somehow Travon Martin’s killing • Time to accept the city’s compromise
You may have seen the paid signature gatherers around town asking you to sign a petition to “Save the Solana Beach Community Center.” These folks get paid for every signature, valid or not, and are willing to say anything to get you to sign. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a grassroots campaign to “Save” the Community Center — this is more like a hostile takeover! The City does have a new policy in place for rentals of the Fletcher Cover Community Center (FCCC) for private parties on weekends. It is a compromise policy that the City Council worked thoughtfully to develop after listening to all concerns. The neighbors living near the FCCC support the compromise, but it’s still not enough for some members of the Civic & Historical Society (C&HS). Three of its members are pushing a voter Initiative to force the City to hold a special election just to decide on a party policy! The cost to taxpayers for that election will be a whopping $300,000! The Council set reasonable rules for frequency, hours, number of attendees, fees and the amount of alcohol that can be served at FCCC private parties. But the C&HS group is opposed to every single one of the new rules except the $50 per hour fee to rent the FCCC. This small group still wants more. And they are pushing for more with their Initiative. So why is the Initiative so bad? If passed, it forces the City to permit the most extreme, most intensive use of the FCCC. The group’s Initiative allows for private parties of 100 people on two days every single weekend until 10 p.m. with no exceptions for holidays or other special events, amplified live music and unlimited consumption of alcohol. That’s 100 private partiers looking for parking spaces on weekends when the demand for parking in the area is highest! And here’s the clincher, if the Initiative is enacted and problems are created, the City Council cannot fix the problems without a public vote at another costly election! Great way to set a policy, eh? Solana Beach does not need a costly election to establish a private party policy for FCCC. It’s time for the general membership of the C&HS to ask the three Initiative sponsors to set aside their demands and accept the City’s compromise policy. Victoria A. Cypherd Solana Beach resident
was justified because there are serious problems in poor black communities. I completely disagree with this train of thought. Trayvon Martin was not a child raised by a single mother without the presence of a husband and father. Trayvon Martin was not a young black man living in a poverty-ridden city belonging to a gang. Trayvon Martin was not a young man carrying a gun with a history of violence. He was a young black man with two loving parents out buying snacks. Why then was Trayvon killed? I believe he was killed by George Zimmerman because Mr. Zimmerman was acting on the stereotype of young black men as violent and threatening. Instead of seeing a teenager who was out to buy snacks, he saw a criminal, a danger to the community. Even when directed by the 911 operator not to get out of his car and not to follow Trayvon, Mr. Zimmerman felt compelled to confront Trayvon. Mr. Zimmerman initiated the confrontation and bears the responsibility for the death of Trayvon Martin. There is something wrong with laws that allow a person to carry a gun, harass a person and then “Stand and Fight” because he perceives someone to be a threat, even if they are not. The racism is in the judgment that a young black man is guilty by being black. As a teacher I’ve spent 32 years trying to help students see our biases and stereotypes so that we will not injure others based on false assumptions and fear. This is why I found this [opinion piece] to be so harmful. Trayvon Martin was the victim and, regardless of whatever problems exist in black communities, he lost his life because of a false perception he was a threat. Mr. Zimmerman’s behavior provoked the confrontation. Barbara Cella Del Mar
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Education Matters State finds security breach during STAR testing at Canyon Crest Academy BY MARSHA SUTTON According to a news release posted by Marsha Sutton the California Department of Education Aug. 9, heightened monitoring of the state’s Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) assessments, taken by public school students in grades 2-11 last spring, identified 242 schools where social media postings occurred during administration of the tests, 16 of which included postings of test questions or answers. Last year, the CDE detected 216 schools, 12 of which had postings that included legible test questions or answers. Canyon Crest Academy, in the San Dieguito Union High School District, was one of the 226 this year that was tagged as a school where a student posted an image or video on a social media site that did not include legible test items. Nonetheless, the CDE posted the school’s STAR report this year with this statement: “A security breach involving social media exposure of 2013 STAR test material has been confirmed at this school site. Caution should be used when interpreting these results.” Mike Grove, SDUHSD’s associate superintendent of educational services, said
one student during the mathematics portion of the STAR tests used a cell phone to take a six-second video inside the classroom and posted it on the social media site VINE. The video did not show the test questions or answer sheets, just the students in the class with the proctor present. But with stringent attention being paid to security issues, the state flags any postings taken during the STAR testing period that show classrooms, STAR booklets (even if closed) or other STAR-related photos or video. “This is a growing issue across the state, so the CDE is monitoring very closely any potential security breach,” Grove said. “Just the mere use of a cell phone can trigger attention.” He said scores for that one student were invalidated for that single STAR math test, and the school’s score will not be affected. In 2012 the district had two incidents, Grove said, both at San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas. One student posted a photo of a closed and finished STAR booklet, and a second student posted a photo of a friend sitting nearby after testing was concluded. Grove said a search of STAR during the testing period will produce hundreds of hits, and the state investigates all of them. The security breaches have to happen during a testing period. The incidents are rarely malicious with intent to cheat or distribute secure information, he said, although some are. In addition to Canyon Crest Academy this year, four schools in the San Diego Unified School District were also flagged with security breaches, but none of those involved the display of test items. According to the CDE, the majority of postings involved students posing with the covers of test booklets or with materials that were not legible. “These postings look to be attempts by students to gain attention among their friends, not an effort to gain an advantage on a test,” said CDE deputy superintendent Deb Sigman, who oversees assessments and accountability issues. According to the CDE news release, “If a security breach affects less than 5 percent of the number of students tested, the school is ineligible for academic awards. If the breach affects more than 5 percent of the number of students tested, the school’s API – the state’s measure of accountability – could be invalidated.” Final decisions regarding accountability reports for affected schools will be made within the next few weeks, when statewide accountability reports are released. Locally, the English-Language Arts scores were reported as follows:
Canyon Crest reported a total enrollment on the first day of testing of 1,360 students, with 1,356 testing. Torrey Pines reported a total enrollment on the first day of testing of 1,979 students, with 1,956 testing. Carmel Valley Middle School reported a total enrollment on the first day of testing of 1,483 students, with 1,483 testing. And Earl Warren Middle School reported a total enrollment on the first day of testing of 708 students, with 701 testing. Complete STAR scores by school and subject area are available at the CDE Website, at: http://star.cde.ca.gov/. Marsha Sutton can be reached at SuttComm@san.rr.com.
No longer a need for SB Voter Initiative I commend the Solana Beach City Council for their Aug. 7 vote to develop a policy for the private rental of the Fletcher Cove Community Center (FCCC). They were able to come up with a set of reasonable provisional guidelines that many neighbors and other residents find acceptable. Although it has taken a significant amount of time, the council has shown its commitment to working with the community to put in place a fair set of rules. Somewhat confusingly for residents, a group is gathering signatures for a voter initiative with different guidelines for private rentals of FCCC, including allowing larger and more frequent parties with fewer constraints on alcohol use. As a result of the Aug. 7 vote, there is no longer a need for this initiative. Residents should not be persuaded by paid signature gatherers to sign the initiative because if it goes through, a special election would cost the city more than $250,000, and if voted into law another special election would be required to make any changes. Couldn’t that money be better spent repairing the closed public beach access at Del Mar Shores or the aging steps at Tide Beach Park? I look forward to the final policy being discussed and voted on at the Aug. 28 council meeting. Betsy Walcott, Solana Beach one of three finalists for the Ben Hogan Award presented annually to the top men’s NCAA Division I, II or III, NAIA or NJCAA college golfer. He finished as the low amateur by five strokes at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, tying for 17th place. He also tied for 38th in the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic in July. The Walker Cup Match
is a biennial 10-man amateur team competition between the USA and a team composed of players from Great Britain and Ireland. It is played over two days with 18 singles matches and eight foursomes (alternate-shot) matches. The USA leads the overall series, 34-8-1, and has not lost on American soil since the 2001 Match at Ocean Forest Golf Club in Sea Island, Ga.
serving as President of the Massachusetts Association for Retarded Citizens and co-founding the Disability Law Center in Boston. Charlotte then formed a successful real estate ﬁrm, living and working out of the historic Vendome in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. In 2000, she moved to Del Mar, California, where she quickly became involved in the community, volunteering her time to the Del Mar Community Connection, the city’s Historical Society, and the Rancho Coastal Humane Society thrift shop in Solana Beach. Remembered fondly by friends on both coasts, Charlotte is survived by her daughter, Anne. H. Hutchins; grandson, Devereux H. Katz; son-in-law, Harry L. Katz; brother, Robert Devereux; and loving service dog, Billy. She is predeceased by her son, William Forester Hutchins. In lieu of ﬂowers please consider making a donation to The Arc Massachusetts, 217 South St., Waltham, MA 02453; The Del Mar Community Connections, 225 9th St., Del Mar, CA 92014; or The Baja Animal Sanctuary, PMB 626, PO Box 439060, San Diego, CA 92143. Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/ obituaries/delmartimes.
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Charlotte Devereux Aladjem 1928 – 2013 Charlotte Devereux Aladjem, age 85, of Del Mar, California, died Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at the Olivenhain Guest Home in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Charlotte suffered from Alzheimer’s and took part in a UCSD study documenting the disease. She was born in West Medford, Massachusetts, on March 23, 1928. During the 1960s, frustrated by the lack of resources for her son, William “Billy” Hutchins, born with severe developmental disabilities, Charlotte became a leading national advocate for the rights of people with mental disabilities, educating political leaders including Senator Edward Kennedy and Governors Frank Sargent and Michael Dukakis while
1941 – 2013 Mary C. Jackson (Mary C. Hesketh), 72, passed on August 18, 2013. She resided in San Francisco, Kauai, Lincoln, Napa and Carmel Valley. She served the community as an educator, business owner and as an advocate for organic farming. Mary also served as a volunteer for the City of Lincoln, CA, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. She had a passion for Art, Music and Metaphysics. Mary is survived by her loving pets, dog Kai and cat Sabel, plus family and numerous friends. Her loving nature and generosity will be missed by all. Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/ obituaries/carmelvalleynews.
Melissa Faye Stoltz 1972 - 2013 Ms. Stoltz, 40, of Chickasaw, AL, formerly of San Diego, passed away August 2, 2013. No services are planned.
Robert William Fasler 1922 - 2013 Mr. Fassler, 91, of San Diego, passed away August 13, 2013. No services are planned.
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DMCV Sharks Boys U10 team wins Attack Summer Classic tournament Congratulations to the DMCV Sharks BU10 White soccer team coached by John Burson. The team recently won the 2013 Attack Summer Classic tournament. The boys were undefeated scoring 16 goals and only letting one goal in. Good luck in the upcoming season. Pictured left to right: Eli Sanchez, Stefano Brunetto, Luca Bombelli, Brady Gormley, Tommaso Lanza-Billetta, Colin O’Neal, Mateo Pacelli, Gage Goodemote, Hank Underwood, Charlie Mallery, Zack Van Den Einde, and Coach John Burson. Not pictured: Lucas Liu, Duncan Hawe, and Jackson Gibbons.
DMCV Sharks Girls U8 White team Champions at Rancho Santa Fe Attack Classic Soccer Tournament DMCV Sharks Girls U8 White soccer team recently won the Championship at the Rancho Santa Fe Attack Classic Soccer Tournament. The DMCV Sharks GU8 White team went undefeated at the tournament, scoring a total of 15 goals and giving up none. Back Row: Coach Josh Ellingson, Amanda Watkins, Julia Reed, Camille Samarasinghe, Gabriela Malish, Lexi Black, Morea Juneau, and Assistant Coach Yuki Zeigler; Front Row: Ava Ellingson, Maya Bilstad, Laurel Gonzalez, McKenna Gross, and Lisbon Zeigler.
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Pacific Athletic Club (PAC) swimmers shine at Long Course Junior Olympics Pacific Athletic Club (PAC) Swim Team members recently excelled at the Long Course Junior Olympics held at the Brian Brent Complex in Coronado. Overall, PAC placed 7th, with 1,035 points, just 21 points behind 6th. Many PAC swimmers made it back to the top 8 to swim in the finals, and also scored points for the team by placing in the top 16. Event winners: Maja Palmroos (50 back); Jacque Wenger (100 fly, 200 IM, 100 back, 50 back, 50 fly); Katy Rhodes (50 back). Congratulations to Jacque Wenger, 10 & U boys Junior Olympics champion. Event highlights: Saturday’s backstroke was an exciting couple of races. After taking 1st (Maja Palmroos) and 7th (Charlotte Zhang) in the girls 10&U, PAC went on to place 1st and 2nd (Jacque Wenger and Ian Moore) in the 10 & U boys and then 1st again (Katy Rhodes) in the 11-12 girls. 100 breaststrokers went out strong in prelims and came back in the finals for Amelia’s Cho’s 2nd place finish, Evelyn Luu’s 3rd place finish and Anthony Kang’s 6th place finish. Congratulations to Tracy Chen for making Sectional cuts. Relays: PAC’s medley relays proved to be its strongest of the meet with a 6th place finish for the girls 10 & U; 2nd place finish for Boys 10 & U; 3rd place for girls 11-12; 9th for Boys 11-12; 7th for both Girls and Boys 13-14; and an 8th place finish for 15-18 boys. Congratulations to Coach Michael Galindo for receiving the “San Diego Imperial Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year” honor for the second year in a row.
Girls U9 Sharks place 1st in RSF Attack Tournament The DMCV Sharks Girls U9 Blue team recently took first place in the Bronze 1 Division of the Rancho Santa Fe Attack Summer Classic. After three strong games of pool play, the girls secured a spot in the Sunday final game, where they defeated Nott’s Forest 1-0. Bottom Row (L-R): Isabel Bruce, Ani Ajamian, Zoe Garrett, Joana Zaga, Ashley Hayase, Jasmine Criqui; Top Row (L-R): Milissa Reed, Marissa Gaut, Kylie Hagio, Sarah Niehart, Natalie Christmore, Jamison Ruff, Coach Dustin Hammond.
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Back row L - R: Olivia Crosbie, Brenda Bakhit, Victoria Smitham, Carolina Nelson, Ava Salami, Asha Gidwani and coach Armando Gutierrez; Front row L - R: Kimberly Elliott, Leonie Glaesner, Paige Parker, Alexis Greene and Maggie Watts. Not pictured: Bella Wilson.
Sharks Girls U10 white team Champions of Attack Summer Classic Tournament The Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks girls U10 white team won the Attack Summer Classic Tournament, held Aug. 17 - 18 in San Diego. The team was undefeated all weekend. The Sharks team started off winning 2 - 1 against FC Man United from Orange County. They played Nado Select U10 from Coronado in the next game. The score was 7 - 2 in favor of the Sharks. The girls won 6 - 0 against FC Heat from Escondido. In the finals the Sharks team faced the Oceanside Breakers GU10 black team. They beat them 2 - 0, under the leadership of coach Armando Gutierrez.
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Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks Girls U11 White team wins West Coast Futbol Classic Soccer Tournament The Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks Girls U11 White team won the West Coast Futbol Classic Soccer Tournament held Aug. 17-18 in Mission Viejo. The team went undefeated all weekend. The girls battled Laguna Hills Eclipse West in the semi-finals with a 1-0 win, and fought off West Coast FC United in the finals ultimately clinching the 1-0 victory. Top Row: Ellie Ballard, Talia Nakata, Delaney Diltz, Maggie Gillcrist, Quinn Lagerson, Sophie Pilarski, Lauren Rova, Coach Brian Smith. Bottom Row: Sydney Sanchez, Megan Keel, Lily Spence, Lily Ellingson, Hilda Kirmizi, Zaylin Tsakiris, Isabel Teren.
August 22, 2013
Surf Girls U9 Team wins 2013 Carlsbad Wave Coastal Classic
DMCV Sharks Girls U9 White Team Rancho Santa Fe Attack finalists Congratulations to the DMCV Sharks Girls U9 White Team, who were finalists in the 2013 Rancho Santa Fe Attack Tournament held on Aug. 17-18. Bottom Row (L-R): Brooke London; Middle Row (L-R) Emma Levy, Audrey Davidson(Team Mascot), Delaney Ballard; Top Row (L-R): Coach Shannon MacMillan, Catalina MacFarland, Claire Cunningham, Shelby Jones, Kylie Jones, Isabella Bombelli, Ellie Davidson, Mackenna Diltz and Lauren Jacobs.
Surf Girls U9 Academy II, led by Coach Ruben Martinez, won the 2013 Carlsbad Coastal Classic Championship the weekend of Aug. 10-11. The girls went undefeated the entire tournament, with an overall score of 12-3. In the final, they faced a tough Carlsbad Wave team on their home turf but came out ahead 1-0, the lone goal by Madison Simpson. This was the team’s third tournament together. “We are off to a great start,” stated Coach Martinez, “I’m very proud of our girls.” Back Row: Coach Ruben Martinez, Anna Nichols, Kira Roy, Alisha Wadhwa, Juliana Caldarelli, Grace Feron, Madison Simpson; Front Row: Kayley Dorfman, Mia Hull, Taylor Edwards, Claire Curran.
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Relay For Life of Del Mar takes first steps Donations to the American Cancer Society are still being accepted
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Friends of Scott Foundation provides support for families coping with childhood cancer BY KRISTINA HOUCK September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It’s also the month Carmen Delgadillo’s son, Scott, was born. Through the Friends of Scott Foundation, Delgadillo raises awareness of childhood cancer in September and all year long. The nonprofit organization was founded in memory of Scott, who died of leukemia at the age of 14 in 2001. “You never think it can happen to you,” said Delgadillo, the foundation’s founder and president. “I never did. Scott never did.” Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. The Friends of Scott Foundation aims to provide emotional, educational and financial support to families coping with cancer. From bowling outings to weekend getaways, the Friends of Scott Foundation helps create special moments for children and their families. The nonprofit is perhaps best known for its annual “Unforgettable Prom” for teens with cancer. “I know how important those memories are,” said Delgadillo, who noted the nonprofit is taking a group of children with cancer to a San Diego Padres game on Sept. 20. “Families can look back on good memories and think about them, whatever the outcome is. You always want to have wonderful memories.” When Scott was battling cancer, the Make-AWish Foundation made his dream come true by sponsoring a trip to the University of Notre Dame. The Delgadillo family attended an Irish football game, and toured the campus and nearby College Football Hall of Fame. In addition to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Notre Dame community, the family received support from Delgadillo’s colleagues at Cox Communications and the community of San Carlos, Delgadillo said. “When Scott was going through treatment, we had so much support, and he wanted to do so much for other kids who didn’t have the same support,” said Delgadillo. Delgadillo described her son as a compassionate young man who always wanted to help others. After See FOUNDATION, page B24
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BY KRISTINA HOUCK Community members gathered to celebrate survivors, remember lost loved ones and fight against cancer during the inaugural Relay For Life of Del Mar held Aug. 17 and 18 at Del Mar Heights School. Participants walked a makeshift track around the clock to raise funds for the American Cancer Society to support patients, caregivers and survivors in treatment and recovery. Wearing purple shirts, eight cancer survivors kicked off the first lap after they released white doves as a symbol of hope. Supporters cheered as the group held hands and walked to Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This.” “It was very special,” said Kathleen Roche-Tansey, a six-year breast cancer survivor who walked hand-in-hand with her husband, a five-year melanoma survivor. A Solana Beach resident since 1978, Roche-Tansey said it was her first time participating in Relay For Life. “I think it’s great to bring Relay For Life into the neighborhood and get local community involvement and awareness,” said Roche-Tansey, a member of the Friends of La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club, which raised more than $2,000 by the start of the event. There were eight registered teams and nearly 50 participants when the opening ceremony took place shortly after 10 a.m. Each team was encouraged to have a representative walk on the field at all times during the 24-hour event. “Every relay has to start somewhere,” said Kay Coleman, a 15-year breast cancer survivor and Del Mar resident. “This is our baby relay. It’s in its infancy. We hope you’ll continue to come out and support this event. It’s only going to get bigger from here.” Coleman, the captain of Kay’s Cancer Champions and LBL Support Group, delivered a short speech before welcoming the seven other cancer survivors to share their stories during the opening ceremony. “We’re all here for lots of reasons, but the one thing we all have in common is that our lives, friends, family members have been touched by cancer,” said Coleman, whose team raised about $2,700, exceeding its $2,000 fundraising goal. “We all want to see a world with less cancer and more birthdays. “15 years ago, they didn’t think I’d be standing here today. I’m here, you’re
Above: Cancer survivors walk the track handin-hand. Left: Cancer survivors release doves as a symbol of hope. PHOTOS/KRISTINA HOUCK
here, we’re all here to see this fight come to an end.” Nathan Clookie, senior manager of Relay For Life, helped organize Relay For Life of Del Mar because there wasn’t a local event. Prior to the Del Mar event, the closest relays were held in La Jolla and Encinitas. Relay For Life launched in La Jolla in 1996 and Encinitas in 2005. “I’m glad it’s actually happening,” said Clookie, a melanoma survivor who has worked for the American Cancer Society since 2010. “It’s rewarding. I’m happy to see it. It’s grown to this, and next year I have all of this to work from.” About a dozen volunteers formed a committee in June to plan the event. The group hoped to recruit at least 15 teams and raise $15,000. Before the first lap, Clookie said participants had already raised more than $6,000. The total increased to more than $7,500 by the end of the event. Supporters can still donate through Aug. 31 via the relay’s website at www.relayforlife.org/delmarca or send donations to American Cancer Society, c/o Relay for Life of Del Mar, 2655 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 100,
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Local chefs team up to host summer feast on Del Mar Plaza deck Six-course dinner, dessert planned for Aug. 29 event
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BY KRISTINA HOUCK Del Mar may be where the turf meets the surf, but it’s also a place where chefs can collaborate. Pacifica Del Mar’s Chris Idso and Prepkitchen Del Mar’s Ryan Johnston are teaming up to host the “Final Days of Summer Feast” Aug. 29 at the Del Mar Plaza. “With everything that’s been happening at the Highlands Town Center and Flower Hill, we were thinking of ideas that could generate some excitement in the Village of Del Mar,” said Idso, who has been a chef at Pacifica Del Mar for 13 years. “We wanted to get something unique going for the Del Mar Village, so we got our people together and we’re making it happen.” The evening will begin with a cocktail reception with traypassed canapés, followed by a seated, six-course dinner and dessert. This is the first time the two chefs are collaborating. “We’re splitting everything,” Idso said. “We’re going to share the menu and kitchen space,
Del Mar Plaza ocean view deck COURTESY PHOTO and we’re going to cook and plate everything out there on the deck.” Launched in 1989 at 1555 Camino Del Mar, Pacifica Del Mar features fresh seafood. Prep-
kitchen Del Mar, which opened a few years ago at 1201 Camino Del Mar, specializes in farm-totable cuisine. “I think this is a neat neighborhood thing to do,” Idso said.
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show we can all work together.” Both chefs are creating cocktails, appetizers and desserts, in addition to three main dishes. Idso’s dishes include an arugula salad, shrimp and grits, and New York strip steak with Maine lobster-creamed corn and chanterelle mushrooms. Johnston’s dishes include an heirloom tomato panzanella salad, grilled squid and tuna, and roasted duck with peaches, roasted onion and pistachio. “We’re just trying to get the best ingredients on the plate and let them speak for themselves,” Johnston said. The “Final Days of Summer Feast” begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 29 on the Del Mar Plaza Ocean View Deck, 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar. Tickets are $85 per person and include tax, gratuity and parking. “I think it’s going to be a great time with a beautiful view and delicious food,” Johnston said. “It’s everything that I love about cooking and dining coming together.” “It’s a great chance for the locals to have great food, great company and have fun,” Idso said. “We’re bringing together the neighborhood.” To purchase tickets, visit delmarfeast.eventbrite.com.
Athe Athenaeum A List presents the Annual Members’ Choice: Pick Your Poison Me Thursday, August 29, at 7 p.m. Thu Cho Choose a cocktail and a song as the Athenaeum A List presents Member’s Choice: Pick Your Poison. 46 San S Diego artists will mingle in the 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition at the Athenaeum Library as their 51 diverse pieces coalesce from a muddled collection to a smooth cocktail of art. Guests and members vo vote for their favorite piece. The choices will continue in the Music Room as guests can choose the rhythms played by local jazz piano legend, Joshua White. Options carry on as we host a gourmet food rh tr truck and a create-your-own vodka cocktail bar. Come vote with other young art and music lovers and u unify your distinct voice to a lover’s cry for art and music.
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NOW – September 1 “A COMEDY EMPIRE” – New York Times For over 50 years, this legendary sketch comedy troupe has been famous for their cutting edge satiric revues as well as being the launching pad for generations of comedy superstars. The Chicagobased Second City returns to La Jolla Playhouse with an original, sidesplitting tribute to San Diego, about San Diego! Contains strong language and adult content.
This summer, we’re opening our doors until 8 PM nearly every Thursday night. Tour the galleries, enjoy cocktails with friends (cash bar), watch the sun set from the terrace, and picnic in the Sculpture Garden. Several food trucks will be parked at the Museum, and some evenings will include tours, live music featuring a band or DJ, films, artist talks, and hands-on creative workshops. On August 29 we’ll have live music from the Red Fox Tails and delicious bites from Tabe food truck.
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August 22, 2013
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Davanti Enoteca ■
12955 El Camino Real, Del Mar Highlands ■ (858) 519-5060 ■ davantidelmar.com ■ The Vibe: Social, casual, relaxed
■ Happy Hour: 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday
■ Signature Dishes: Mascarpone Polenta with Ragu, Uovo in Raviolo, Crispy Pork Ribs
■ Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday
■ Open Since: 2012
■ Reservations: Yes
■ Patio Seating: Yes ■ Take Out: Yes
Pappardelle con Pomodori San Marzano contains thick, buttery, house-made noodles resting in basil pistou, along with sprinklings of pine nuts and shaved parmigiano.
Focaccia di Recco is a thin-baked, golden bread filled with soft cheeses with a piece of honeycomb on top. It can be ordered with a glass of Gavi wine. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON
The bar at Davanti Enoteca gets lively as the sun sets.
Eat, drink and be merry at Davanti Enoteca BY KELLEY CARLSON lively neighborhood wine bar with a Mediterranean flavor has opened in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. Davanti Enoteca — Davanti translates as “in the front (of)” — is rustic and casual. During the day, it’s bright and relaxed with guests sipping wine on the covered patio surrounded by lemon trees. As the sun sets, the lights dim and the atmosphere grows vibrant, enhanced by upbeat music. Lined along one of the exposed brick walls are bottles of vino, 60 percent of them from Italy. The decor incorporates proverbs such as “Noi non potemo avere perfetta vita senza amici” (“We cannot have a perfect life without friends”). The dining room is perhaps the ideal place to experience Davanti Enoteca, said Assistant General Manager Jessica Wakely, because the large windows are often open to permit a breeze, and it’s a vantage point for people-watching. Before perusing the menu, customers may first want to order the Focaccia di Recco, a thin-baked, golden bread filled with soft cheeses with a piece of honeycomb on top, along with a fruity, dry glass of Gavi white wine from the Piemonte region. With appetizer and glass in hand, it’s time to study the offerings, much of which incorporates local ingredients and is based
On The Menu Recipe Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at lajollalight.com Just click ‘Get The Recipe’ at the bottom of the story. ■ This week’s recipe: Truffle Egg Toast is accompanied with fontina and asparagus. on the cuisine of northern Italy. All five of the Davanti Enoteca establishments (including those in San Diego and Illinois) have a core menu, but some items are specific to the location. One staple at all sites is the Truffle Egg Toast with fontina and asparagus. There is also the seasonal Roasted Corn Salad tossed with walnuts, mushrooms, arugula, aged goat cheese and rosemary oil, and served hot. Another dish of note: The Mascarpone Polenta and Ragu of the Day consists of a soft, white cornmeal blended with mascarpone cheese for a creamy consistency. The mascarpone is brought to the table in a pot,
Davanti Enoteca’s Gorgonzola Slaw Dressing spread on a board, and then topped with a ragu such as braised pork shoulder with tomato sauce and chunky vegetables with a chianti wine reduction. It pairs well with a dark red Primitivo that is bold and fruity. Special to the Del Mar list is the Crispy Pork Ribs topped with saba, bacon and hazelnuts and served with gorgonzola dolce coleslaw. The meat is so tender, it falls off the bone. There’s also the Pappardelle con Pomodori San Marzano, available only when the sweet San Marzano tomatoes are in season locally. The “deconstructed” pasta entree contains thick, buttery, house-made
Crispy Pork Ribs is topped with saba, bacon and hazelnuts and served with gorgonzola dolce coleslaw. noodles resting in basil pistou, along with sprinklings of pinenuts and shaved Parmigiano. Patrons often select reds such as the full-bodied Barbera d’Asti or the concentrated Rosso Piceno to accompany it. Among the available desserts is the rich Caramel Budino, layers of pudding with chocolate cookie crumbles at the base. To aid in the digestion of all this food, there is the Limoncello, a fizzy, smooth after-dinner liqueur that is popular in Naples and along the Amalfi Coast. “We really pride ourselves on our servers,” Wakely said. “They know the menu front and back; they know every ingredient and dish.”
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Local 10-year-old to co-star in martial arts movie ‘Underdogs’ BY KRISTINA HOUCK Local martial artist Rayna Vallandingham is taking her skills from the floor mat to the big screen. The 10-year-old is co-starring in “Underdogs,” a film written, directed and produced by actor and martial artist Phillip Rhee. “When I was little, I was so shy. I thought I would never like acting,” said Rayna. “Once I gave it a try, I really loved it. I just like being in front of the cameras.” “Underdogs” tells the story of former mixed martial arts champion Jimmy “The Lightening Bolt” Lee (Rhee), who teaches karate to a group of underprivileged children. Rayna plays “Leticia Hernandez,” the only girl in the group. With only a few auditions under her belt, Rayna said her martial arts background gave her the confidence she needed to land her first acting role. “I always get nervous for everything,” said Rayna, a third-degree black belt, who holds 11 taekwondo world titles. “I was very nervous, but when I went in there, I just let go and had fun. I tried my best to make them like me.” “She really wanted it because it was a martial arts movie,” added, Rayna’s mother, Joty Vallandingham. “She was like, ‘I want this,’ and the competition came out of her.” Rayna began studying taekwondo at Church’s Martial Arts in Encinitas when she was 3 years old. Joty said her daughter started training at such a young age because she had no confidence and was very shy. In fact, she hid under her chair for the first month at the school. Despite years of performing and competing before crowds, however, Joty was still surprised to see her daughter acting in front of cameras. “She really went into character and surprised me,” Joty
Rayna Vallandingham and Phillip Rhee on set (above) and at left. COURTESY PHOTOS said. “It was huge for me to see her actually get out of herself and really try to portray this girl. She wanted to do the best job she could do and show Mr. Rhee that she was the right person for the job. I think that meant a lot to her.” Filming for the movie, which is expected to be released next year, wrapped in early August. Rayna said she will miss working with her co-stars, especially Rhee. “I think he’s inspirational,” Rayna said. “He helped me
a lot, not only with my acting, but with my martial arts. He helped me in many ways.” Although she will continue training at Pride Martial Arts in Chula Vista, Rayna plans to take a year off from competition to pursue acting. “I love being a different person,” Rayna said. “It’s really fun. There’s no pressure.”
Larry King to host Sunset Soirée benefit for Feeding America San Diego Feeding America San Diego (FASD) is hosting its annual gala, “Sunset Soirée,” on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 5-11 p.m. at the Del Mar Paddock and Turf Club. Community members, philanthropists and humanitarians are invited to sip handcrafted cocktails and dine under the stars with Master of Ceremonies and Emmy Award-winning TV host Larry King and enjoy a special performance by a 10-time Grammy
- winning performer. “Sunset Soirée” is generously underwritten by the Meyer Family, allowing 100 percent of funds raised through tickets, tables and sponsorships to go directly to programs at FASD. As San Diego’s largest hunger-relief organization, FASD distributes more than twenty-one million pounds of food annually, working hand in hand with partner agencies,
organizations, donors and volunteers to help fight hunger locally. This includes more than 460,000 residents and 160,000 children who are currently impacted by hunger, according to a recent study by Feeding America. For more information or tickets, visit www.feedingamericasd.org
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August 22, 2013
Auditions to be held for Theatre School @ North Coast Beach Blanket Movie Night to be held Aug. 24 in Solana Beach The City of Solana Beach’s Parks and Recreation Commission is hosting the 9th annual Rep’s production of ‘Diary of Anne Frank’ Beach Blanket Movie Night at Fletcher Cove Park on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 6-10 p.m. This The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep will be holding auditions for the play “Diary of Anne Frank” on Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 4 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Looking for actors 10 years and up. Prepare a memorized one-minute contemporary monologue (does not have to be from the play). Contact the director for a scheduled audition time at Siobhan@northcoastrep.org. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. by invitation only. Rehearsals start on Sept. 10 and will rehearse Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. until Tech Rehearsals. Performances are Nov. 21-25 at the North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Siobhan Sullivan, who will be directing this production, will create a unique opportunity for the actor to be socially engaged in the community. Sullivan has expressed “the production will expand the reach of the show to community organizations and schools, creating an open dialogue to foster awareness between the Holocaust and global atrocities of today and work toward positive change.” Included in the Theatre School @ North Coast Rep season are the following productions: •I Smile at the Sun by Judith Barrett Lawson – Jan. 18 & 19, 2014 •Seussical Jr by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty – March 27-30, 2014 •14th Annual Student One Act Festival – May 16-19, 2014 •All’s Well That Ends Well – William Shakespeare – August 21-24, 2014 For tickets, call (858) 481-1055 or visit northcoastrep.org/TheatreSchool.
Susan Taylor to speak at Brandeis National Committee, San Dieguito Chapter event on Aug. 28 Brandeis National Committee, San Dieguito Chapter, will hold its first event of the year, a luncheon, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 10:30 a.m., at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. Cost: $35. The keynote speaker will be Susan Taylor, former NBC news anchor, now Executive Director of External Affairs for Scripps Health. She will speak about making the transition between such diverse jobs and exciting developments in technology and science happening here in San Diego. In addition, Study Group leaders will present their topics. These informal learning and discussion groups range from current events to music to great art, Book Group, Movie Talk, Women Who Make a Difference, and for would-be lawyers, Justice (a Harvard class taught by a Brandeis University alumnus) and Legal Puzzlers, devised by a popular Brandeis professor. There are 18 groups in all. Many leaders are interested members of BNC, and some are professional educators such as Dr. David Barzilai, UCSD, and David Lewis, Miracosta College. Almost all groups meet at Seacrest Village, Encinitas. Brandeis National Committee is a volunteer, non-profit fund-raising organization, formed in 1948, the year the university was founded. Originally created to provide books for the library, which was housed in a stable, BNC has by now put over 1 million books on the shelves and funded an endowed chair for the university librarian. A current campaign is raising $3 million for research in neurodegenerative diseases and a related endowed scholarship. BNC is the world’s largest friends of a university organization with over 25,000 members in more than 50 chapters around the country. For information, call 760-633-2259.
Enjoy great food, music at ‘Flavors of America’ Aug. 24 “Flavors of America” will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 6-9 p.m. at Institute of the Americas in La Jolla (10111 North Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, 92037). The event will feature great art; impromptu tango, rumba flamenca, danzón dance performances; sensual music; fine wine tasting; and, the rich cuisine from Tijuana, Baja and Beyond. Advance ticket reservations are strongly encouraged. To purchase your tickets online or for more information and directions, visit www.iamericas.org or call Sherry White at (858) 453-5560, ext. 114.
Register now for Encinitas Guitar Orchestra’s fall sessions Guitarists of all skill levels are invited to participate in the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra’s upcoming session, which will focus on musicians’ favorites performed in past sessions. The session, titled “The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra’s Greatest Hits,” pairs a number of likely favorites with music that may not be as well known. Music includes an eclectic collection of Latin, jazz, pop arrangements and more. Songs include Blackbird by the Beatles, Gabriel’s Oboe by Morricone, Ripple by the Grateful Dead, and one of the orchestra’s newest arrangements, Sakura, arranged by orchestra member Keith Van Zandt. The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra is comprised of local musicians from beginner through advanced levels who learn technique and theory under the supervision of Peter Pupping and William Wilson, two accomplished Encinitas-based musicians and teachers. Pupping has organized and conducted a guitar orchestra since 1999. The orchestra’s 25 to 30 amateur guitarists will spend the fall practicing that will culminate in a performance Friday, Nov. 22. The public is invited to attend. Rehearsals are Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ranch View Baptist Church, 415 Rancho Santa Fe Rd., in Encinitas, beginning Monday, Sept. 2. Participating in the session costs $300. Pupping has been teaching and performing in Southern California for more than 30 years. His band, the Peter Pupping Band, has released several CDs. The latest, titled Café Pacifico, combines a variety of music including Nuevo Flamenco, Cuban, West African, Nuevo Tango, Bossa Nova, Samba and Latin Smooth Jazz. Pupping earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from San Diego State University. He organizes and directs the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra twice each year. For more information, visit www.encinitasguitarorchestra.com, download the registration form, or contact Peter Pupping at Guitar Sounds, (760) 943-0755 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
family-friendly event is free and open to the public. The evening begins with live music by Aloha Radio. BBMN’s feature presentation is “Chasing Mavericks.” BBMN offers plenty of refreshments (popcorn, ice cream, cookies and brownies) and a raffle with big ticket prizes — including a Firewire surfboard and beach cruiser bicycle from Revolution Bike Shop. Raffle and refreshment tickets will be available inside the park for $1 per ticket. All proceeds from BBMN will be used to benefit future Solana Beach Parks and Recreation projects or events. Fletcher Cove Park is located at 111 South Sierra Avenue, Solana Beach. For more information, visit www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us.
Psoriatic arthritis is topic of workshop The National Psoriasis Foundation presents dermatologist William Burrows, M.D. and rheumatologist Arthur Kavanaugh, M.D. discussing psoriatic arthritis, and covering how to prevent joint damage, treatments, and the latest research, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Schaetzel Center, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, 9890 Genesee Ave. This “More Than Skin Deep” event is titled “The Other Side of Psoriasis: Psoriatic Arthritis,” and is made possible through support from AbbVie, Amgen Pfizer and Janssen Biotech, Inc. The event is free and includes a continental breakfast beginning at 9:30 a.m. Parking is $4. To register or for more information, visit https://psoriasis.org/events/health/morethan-skin-deep/san-diego or call (800) 723-9166 ext. 362.
‘A-Listers’ host art mixer at Athenaeum on Aug. 29 Choose a cocktail and a song when the Athenaeum A List presents “Member’s Choice: Pick Your Poison” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Forty-six San Diego artists have works mingling in the 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition at the Athenaeum where their 51 diverse pieces coalesce from a muddled collection to a smooth cocktail of art. At this event, guests and members may vote for their favorite piece. The competition will continue in the Music Room as dueling pianists battle on a pair of grand pianos. Rhythmic dissonance will melt into melodic harmony as they enliven their music with a battle of the keys. The choices carry on at a pair of gourmet food trucks and a create-your-own vodka cocktail bar. The A List is a membership group for young professionals of generations X and Y who are interested in expanding their horizons in music and art. Founded in 2005, The A List hosts six events a year at either the library in La Jolla or the Athenaeum’s School of the Arts studio off-site in University Heights. Each 21+ event features an art exhibition, music by a local band/artist, food and drinks, and a communal art project. Admission to the mixer is free for A List members. Tickets are $12 for nonmembers at www.ljathenaeum.org/alist or (858) 454-5872.
9/11 memorial ‘9/11 Twelve Years Hence’ to be held Sept. 11 at La Costa Glen A memorial and assessment of the terrorist threats will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 in Catalina Hall at La Costa Glenn, 1940 Levante Street, Carlsbad, 92009. All are welcome. “We gather on this anniversary to listen to an analysis of where we stand, what dangers remain and how to protect and preserve our precious liberty.” Mike Hayutin, San Diego Chapter leader for Act! For America will analyze the nature and source of the threats and “how we must respond.” Gate attendant will direct you to parking and Catalina Hall. There is no charge. For information, email email@example.com or call (858) 692-0741.
Production company announces plans to bring projects to San Diego Keith Jones, president of Lone Wolf Motion Pictures & Television, and Samir Zakir, the CEO of Zakir Pictures, will be collaborating and producing a slate of projects, including, two feature films, two indie films, and two shorts, throughout the San Diego area beginning this fall. Jones has been in the entertainment industry for 20 years, working in television and motion pictures since he was 18 years old. “What we are doing is bringing down the actual industry of motion pictures from Hollywood to San Diego, and broadening the filmmaking playground, giving local filmmakers the same resources that Los Angeles has, while starting a new and lasting trend,” Jones and Zakir said in a press release. “We are utilizing our entire city and surroundings, beginning with the talented people and crew who are based here and are experienced in all aspects of film production, to our locations, from our real estate, parks, stadiums, schools, campuses, oceans, beaches, hotels, and restaurants. “We are excited to bring more film projects and opportunities to San Diego, and hope to get as many locals in our community involved and to boost our local economy through more future projects. “We will soon be holding open castings for extras for our features. We encourage fellow filmmakers, and individuals who would like to support our projects, to get involved in various aspects, including providing their expertise and assistance to productions, offering their businesses and properties to our productions, including ranches, farms, stadiums, local hotels and restaurants, and various other venues. “Our film projects are currently in various stages of production, ranging from in-development, pre-production, to production. Production has recently begun on one of our features this past Aug. 10 in Burbank. This film is starring well-known names, including an Academy Award-winning actress. Another project we are currently developing is a family film, based on the true story of a local San Diegan professional skater. Each of our feature film budgets ranges between $11 million to 65 million. “We are excited to move forward with our film projects, and officially introduce the film industry to San Diego. We would love for our community here to be the first to go out and support our film projects.” For more information, visit the Lone Wolf Motion Pictures & Television website at www.lonewolfmp.com. — Submitted press release
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Nature ambassadors needed: San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy announces fall docent training Thousands of people explore the trails of San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve each year. Many of these visitors are guided into nature with trained volunteer naturalists. Naturalists reveal the beauty and mysteries of wetlands: pointing out a fanciful butterfly, mule deer rustling in streamside habitat, or identifying the call of an endangered bird. San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy announces its Docent Open House on Sept. 8 and Fall Docent Training for leading sciencebased school field trips and public walks in 2014. The eight-week training covers the ecology and history of the reserve. Docent training also offers practical tips in interpretive techniques and how to lead groups of students and adults. “San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s environmental education program is expanding and we need volunteers to join our core of docent-naturalists,” said Doug Gibson, executive director and principal scientist with the conservancy. “We are extremely grateful to our dedicated docents. These volunteers are ambassadors of environmental stewardship by connecting people of all ages with one of San Diego’s largest and most diverse coastal wetlands.” What is a reserve without its expert guides? When school children descend from the field trip bus, they discover trails with nature ambassadors who can point out little secrets along the way: how the Argiope spider weaves its web in Coast Prickly Pear cactus; why the Great Egret stands so perfectly still in lagoon waters awaiting its next fish.
On weekends and summer evenings, all ages can participate in docent-led wildlife walks that reveal the diversity of habitats, animal life, and seasonal highlights in San Elijo Lagoon. Since the founding of San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy more than 25 years ago, docents have interpreted the wonders of San Elijo Lagoon for visitors from around the world. The conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to conservation, interpretation, and public enjoyment of San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. The reserve of nearly 1,000 acres is located between Cardiff-bythe-Sea and Solana Beach, extending inland from historic Pacific Coast Highway to Rancho Santa Fe. The Docent Open House will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 3-5 p.m. Learn about the 2014 docent-naturalist program, see photos and tools of interpretation, and meet current and prospective volunteers. Refreshments will be served. Free. San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center is located at 2710 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff-bythe-Sea. More information and to RSVP: SanElijo.org/Docent-Training. How to Apply Apply by Sept. 20: Applications are online at SanElijo.org/Docent-Training. The eight-week training is held Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon (and two Saturday mornings) at San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, from Oct. 1 through Nov. 19. For more information, visits SanElijo. org, or phone is (760) 436-3944.
Congregation Beth Am celebrates 30th Anniversary at Labor Day Picnic Every Labor Day, Congregation Beth Am (CBA) has a Labor Day Picnic that is free to all members and potential members of the synagogue. This year is very special as it is the 30th Anniversary of this synagogue that started in a tire store in Solana Beach. “Come for a Day” and stay all year as Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner! As always, the Congregation Beth Am Annual Labor Day Picnic will be a hit…and it’s free! So if you are not a member, call to RSVP for the free picnic on Monday, Sept. 2, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 858-481-8454 or firstname.lastname@example.org. With Kosher hot dogs and burgers (turkey and veggie too) and much more, including endless games for kids, it does not get any better than a great, free party! Congregation Beth Am is located at 5050 Del Mar Heights Rd San Diego, 92130. Visit www.betham.com.
Bridge for seniors held in Carmel Valley and Del Mar There are two bridge clubs in the Del Mar area for players of intermediate level. The first club meets every Monday from 1-3 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Library located at 3919 Townsgate Dr. (library phone: 858-552-1668). The second club meets every Wednesday from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. at the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center (1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014). Both are in a very friendly party bridge format. However, neither club yet gives lessons.
Free Spanish classes offered at Solana Beach Library Free Spanish classes are offered at the Solana Beach Library, 157 Stevens Ave. Spanish for Beginners class will start on Friday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m. and the Intermediate/Advanced Spanish Class on Thursdays at 11 a.m. still has lots of room. The popular instructional language series is taught by Raquel, Solana Beach’s Volunteer of the Year for 2013. You may contact her at 858-603-7277, or email at email@example.com.
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Local resident launches ‘luxury line of cosmetics’ Katherine ‘Annie’ Finch is a former Estée Lauder executive BY DIANE Y. WELCH Confidence and a passionate work ethic led Katherine “Annie” Finch, a Rancho Santa Fe resident, to realize her dreams in the world of cosmetics after retirement from a career in beauty that included toplevel executive posts with Estée Lauder. Finch’s love of people and her goal to bring out their inner beauty made her switch from employee to entrepreneur more purposeful. The result is her innovative, luxury line of cosmetics designed for today’s active woman. On Thursday evening, Aug. 8, Katherine Cosmetics held its national launch at the Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa. Attendees were treated to an elegant champagne reception with gourmet catering, complimentary make-overs, and parting gifts of chocolate paired with Katherine Cosmetics eyeliner. Finch’s favored charity, Cystic Fibrosis Foun-
(L-R) : Katherine “Suzie” Hammond Morey (Annie’s Mom), Katherine “Annie” Finch (founder), and Debbie Jacobs. dation (CFF), was also show- clude concealer, cheek glow, cased at the event. Finch is shimmer lip gloss, eyeliner gala chair for CCF’s upcom- and mascara, smartly packed ing Breath of Life fundraiser in a soft brown cosmetics bag that fits easily in any on Sept. 21. The star attraction, purse. Earth tones, rich though, was the Katherine Cosmetics line that takes a chocolate browns and silver refreshingly simple ap- accents create a luxury packproach to everyday beauty, aging design that suggests a said Finch. The travel-friend- sporty, yet feminine feel. Inly makeup is crafted with in- fused with natural oils the novative natural ingredients cosmetics are understated that nourish the skin and and designed to naturally are available in neutral wear- enhance any woman’s comable shades. Application has plexion, said Finch, who been streamlined to five was a student of education items and in only a few at the University of Arizona minutes you get to “live the working at a local Broadway Katherine way,” said Finch. department store during the The five travel essentials in- summer when she first de-
veloped her passion for beauty. Although she was initially hired to work the whole store she honed in on the cosmetics department where she met the Estée Lauder representatives and unpacked product boxes for them. “That was my very first entry into the beauty business,” Finch recalled. Eventually she was trained and hired by Estée Lauder to work part-time, which launched her 23-year career with the company. Words of wisdom from one of those trainers have stayed with Finch all her life. “She told me, ‘Whatever you do, do it the best you know how,’” said Finch, who was soon promoted to manage the cosmetics counter after she graduated college, learning the business from the ground up. After taking over the Southern California region, Finch traveled with Leonard Lauder on van tours, meeting with beauty staff at malls around the state. They would discuss the meetings afterward and analyze the sales numbers for any given store.
“It soon became obvious that the business sales numbers were only as good as the people,” Finch said. This realization paired with a strong work ethic led Finch to climb the corporate ladder, holding every position with the prestigious company — Finch eventually ran sales and marketing for North America. Finch retired from Estée Lauder four years ago but it didn’t last long when a friend invited her to invest in a new beauty company. “I soon realized that this was something I could do for myself,” Finch said. Retirement was over and Katherine Cosmetics was created. Inspiration for the brand identity was born from Finch’s equestrian background. A seasoned jumper she garnered the title Area Adult National Equitation Champion on her horse, Swing, at the Capital Challenge Horse Show last year, beating out 28 competitors. The brand also embraces the generational story of four Katherines in the family who served as powerful guiding forces in Finch’s life, paving the way for her determination to succeed
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Helen Woodward Animal Centerâ€™s 8th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-thon offers a variety of activities at Sept. 8 event
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The Canyon Crest Academy Key Club officers were the guest conductors of the Del Mar Kiwanis Club meeting held on Aug. 19. The Key Club was responsible for conducting the business meetings well as providing the guest speaker. Key club members attending were (above, l-r) Web Editor Eric Lin; Secretary Evan Sheng; President Megan Ly; Vice President Ashley Chen; and Treasurer Christina Ding. The meeting gave the Key Club an opportunity to present its 2013 - 2014 club agenda to the Del Mar Kiwanis Club and an opportunity to get acquainted with its sponsoring club members. The Key Club currently has 55 members and has plans to increase its membership during the next school year. Last year it won â€œThe Most Improved Club in Division 37â€? award, having recorded over 900 service hours. The hours were complied serving meals at St. Vincent de Paulâ€™s soup kitchen, and conducting a monthly book exchange which provides books for underprivileged children. Funds generated during the year are donated to Rady Childrenâ€™s Hospital to support children who are undergoing cancer therapy. The Del Mar Kiwanis Club meets Thursdays at noon time at the Fish Market on Via de la Valle. The club will be holding its annual Day at the Races on Aug. 29. Anyone interested in attending the Day at the Races or attending a regular meeting as a guest speaker, call Steve Gardella at (858) 864-8586.
during the Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon, presented by Helen Woodward Animal Center and Blue Buffalo, will include the Beach Bum Bikini Babe Canine Costume Contest; a Team Spirit Competition â€“ where people and pets in costume surf together to raise funds; over 40 interactive vendor booths; and two newly added activities, including a Fido Frisbee Festival and a Special Kidâ€™s Activity area â€“ with Sandcastle Building, Musical Towels, Hula Hoop Contests and more. All proceeds from the annual competition and festivities will go towards the animals and programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center. For more information or to register, visit www.surfdogsurfathon.org or call 858-756-4117 x 356. You may also stop by Helen Woodward Animal Center at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe, or log on to www.animalcenter.org.
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The Helen Woodward Animal Center will hold its 8th Annual Surf Dog Surf-Athon on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Del Marâ€™s Dog Beach. Helen Woodward Animal Centerâ€™s canine surf contest is the largest of its kind in the country and will feature more than 80 dogs surfing in four different weight class competitions. Winners are selected based upon their ability to ride the waves, have fun and stay on their boards. Each â€œhang twentyâ€? surf heat is judged by surf pros and aficionados including celebrity judges. The top winners from each category are invited back to surf in a final â€œBest in Surfâ€? at the end of the competition. Other dog-and-family friendly activities scheduled
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