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■ See which businesses earned your votes in our “Best Of ” special section inside this newspaper.

■ District One SD City Council candidates answer tough questions at debate. Page 5

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Supervisor hopefuls Danon, Roberts debate Talk focuses on business at chamber-sponsored event BY JOE TASH Steve Danon and Dave Roberts, who are both running to succeed Pam Slater-Price on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, traded jabs and put forward their ideas for generating jobs and improving San Diego’s business climate in a lively debate on Monday, Sept. 24. The debate was sponsored

by the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce, and all of the questions — most of which centered on topics of related to business — were prepared by the chamber’s public policy committee. Reporter Alison St. John of KPBS radio served as moderator. The debate drew a crowd of more than 200, according to

chamber officials, which was highly partisan, applauding loudly following responses by their favored candidate. The event was held at the offices of AMN Healthcare in Carmel Valley. Slater-Price’s retirement means that a new member will See DEBATE, Page 6

Optimists’ Installation Banquet

The Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club held its Installation Banquet Sept. 22 at the Solana Beach home of Amy and Kent Moser. In addition to an Officer Installation Ceremony, the event featured a potluck dinner. See page B19. PHOTO/MCKENZIE IMAGES

■ TPHS Lacrosse names 11-year-old an honorary team member. Page B1

Caltrans updates plan to widen I-5 BY JOE TASH Caltrans unveiled new details regarding its plan to widen I-5 in North County at a public meeting in Encinitas on Wednesday, Sept. 19, which include additional work to restore and preserve lagoons, and more bicycle and pedestrian paths. At the meeting, held at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, North County residents were able to examine graphics depicting different elements of the project, ask questions of Caltrans technical experts, and even dictate comments and questions to a court reporter.

The new information about the project is contained in a draft supplemental Environmental Impact Report, which was officially released for public comment on Aug. 31. The public has until Oct. 15 to review and comment on the document. Additional documents to be released in the coming months include a final EIR and a “public works plan,” that will also include plans to upgrade rail service along the I-5 corridor. Caltrans officials stressed that the project inSee CALTRANS, Page 6

DM school district expected to approve new bond policy

Update on SD Polo Club lease process may be coming soon

BY KAREN BILLING The Del Mar Union School District is looking at developing a new policy and resolution on the use of capital appreciation bonds (CABs) in regards to its general obligation bond on November’s ballot. The board had Dan McAllister, San Diego County treasurer-tax collector, at its Sept. 19 meeting as it considered the policy. “We’d like to give the public assurances that we’re doing our fiduciary responsibility in issuing the

BY JOE TASH For about two years, the San Diego Polo Club has been waiting to find out from the city of San Diego whether its lease will be renewed for the 80-acre parcel of land it has occupied since 1986. In the next week or so, the club hopes to get an indication of the city’s plans. The club’s original 26-year lease for the city-owned property expired in March, and even before that date, the club had been in contact with the city, seeking a new lease or an

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bond,” said Trustee Doug Perkins. The county treasurer-tax collector has sent letters to local school districts to highlight how the bond financing can be “excessively costly” for both school districts and taxpayers and to provide the County’s Office of Education with recommendations on other debt financing solutions. The use of long-dated CABs has come to the public’s attention See BOND, Page 6

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San Diego County Taxpayers’ Association supports high school district bond, opposes Del Mar school district bond The San Diego County Taxpayers’ Association (SDCTA) recently released its position on two local school district bonds. The SDCTA said it supports the San Dieguito Union High School District’s bond, Proposition AA, and opposes the Del Mar Union School District’s bond, Proposition CC. Of the 12 SDCTA criteria, DMUSD met three and SDUHSD met 10. Regarding its position on the San Dieguito Union High School District’s bond, the SDCTA stated: “SDCTA supports Proposition AA. The San Dieguito Union High School District’s proposed bond measure meets key provisions of SDCTA’s Bond Support Criteria. The application submitted by the district outlines the need of the district, plans and draft budgets for each of the proposed projects. Voters within the district will have an understanding of the program prior to the election, but other phases will be determined following the election. The descriptions of the projects submitted and outlined in the Master Plan have been thoroughly vetted, and no reason has been found that would prevent the district from executing the projects. The district has adopted SDCTA’s policy regarding the use of Capital Appreciation Bonds.” In response to the SDCTA’s position, San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent Ken Noah said, “The support by the SDCTA was certainly one that we had hoped to obtain. It was reassuring to know that our proposal met their criteria, and that the request to be decided upon by the voters in this district is one that is thoughtful, reasonable and responsible.”

The San Dieguito Union High School District is proposing a $449 million General Obligation Bond which is estimated to increase the current tax rate by a maximum $25 per $100,000 of assessed valuation for properties within the district. Regarding its position on the Del Mar Union School District’s bond, the SDCTA stated: “SDCTA opposes the Del Mar Union School District’s proposed bond measure. The proposed bond measure fails to meet key provisions of SDCTA’s Bond Support Criteria. The district is proposing to use bond funds paid over the next four decades to support ongoing, short-term maintenance needs. Further, the district proposes using long-term bonds to pay for student devices that will only last three to five years. If the district is in need of budgetary relief, it should seek to streamline operations or renegotiate labor contracts to generate needed savings instead of relying on taxpayers paying for these needs for the next four decades.” The Del Mar Union School District is proposing a $76.8 million General Obligation bond which is estimated to increase the current tax rate by $8.44 per $100,000 of assessed valuation for properties within the district. In response to the SDCTA’s position, Del Mar Union School District Superintendent Holly McClurg said, “Unfortunately, the DMUSD was limited to providing only written documentation and was not able to present the bond program to the San Diego

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Open forums to be held in Carmel Valley to discuss Proposition CC Quality Schools for Del Mar invites the public to an open forum discussion of Proposition CC, the proposed bond in support of the Del Mar Union School District. This is your opportunity to learn more about the bond and the projects the bond is intended to finance. The Quality Schools for Del Mar committee will take your questions at the forum. Two forums are scheduled: Thursday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m., at Sage Canyon Elementary School (5290 Harvest Run Drive, San Diego, CA 92130), and Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Ocean Air Recreation Center (4770 Fairport Way, San Diego, CA 92130).

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Donahue Schriber seeks community input on renovations for Del Mar Heights Village Shopping Center

Donahue Schriber has launched an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey. com/s/DMHV to gather input from the community on the current amenities and to find out what other stores, eateries or services the public would like to see at Del Mar Heights Village in the future. Responses will be collected until Oct. 19, 2012.“We are committed to providing our customers the best shopping experience possible,” said Elizabeth Schreiber, vice president and general manager for Donahue Schriber, owner and operator of the Del Mar Heights Village. “The information gathered through our online survey will help shape See TAXPAYER, page 14 future plans for the Del Mar Heights Village.”

Donahue Schriber, owner and operator of the Del Mar Highlands Town Center in Carmel Valley, announced its acquisition of the Del Mar Heights Village property last month. The center is located on Del Mar Heights Road west of Interstate 5 in the City of Del Mar. Del Mar Heights Village will be managed by the same management team as the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. The 107,846-square-foot property has 31 tenants, including Del Mar Wine Company, O’Brien’s Bakery, Navy Federal Credit Union and Frames Del Mar, as well as Vons and CVS, individually-owned anchor tenants. For more information about the company, visit www.donahueschriber.com.

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Schools to get a variety of upgrades should bond pass, Del Mar superintendent says BY KAREN BILLING In the interest of being “communicative and responsive to what the community wants to know,” Del Mar Union School District Superintendent Holly McClurg presented, at the Sept. 19 school board meeting, some of the facility needs that would be financed should November’s Prop CC pass. Prop CC asks voters to approve the issuing of $76.8 million in bonds to improve technology, provide accessible classrooms for students with disabilities, fix leaky roofs and worn-out floors, and upgrade aging classrooms, libraries and school buildings. “Our large priority and need is to focus on facilities and infrastructure that make environments conducive for 21st century learning,” McClurg said, noting that it’s more than just putting technology devices in every student’s hands. “Even our newest schools are not designed for that learning environment.” About $15 million is projected for district-wide projects such as upgrading safety and security systems; upgrading current infrastructure to support high bandwidth; installing an improved data center and storage; providing 21s century technology tools to students; and building an early childhood center, including a special education pre-school. Each school site will get the individual upgrades they need in classroom technology improvements, outdoor student areas, and safety and security. When questioned about safety elements as the district just underwent a fencing project at all sites, Randy Wheaton, director of maintenance, said that it’s more

about protecting what the district owns with additional monitors and cameras. Carmel Del Mar, Del Mar Heights and Del Mar Hills are among the schools with the highest number of planned projects. An estimated $9.6 million is earmarked for Carmel Del Mar for a campus-wide modernization to replace the roof, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), interior/exterior paint, fire alarm, design and construct a food service center, redesign the library media center, install enhanced audio systems in the classrooms, install shade shelter in the lunch area and more. “[The school] looks good when you walk up but there are significant needs that need to be addressed,” McClurg said. With $9.2 million for Del Mar Heights and $8.7 for Del Mar Hills, projects include replacement of roofs, portable classrooms, play structures and water and sewer systems. Most schools share the same security and classroom technology improvements, although some have unique projects like installing shade shelter in the kindergarten lunch area at Ocean Air School, expanding the lunch area and adding water fountains and shade structures at Sage Canyon, and installing HVAC in the multi-use room at Torrey Hills. For the district’s strategic planning, the board is trying to predict what the district will need 25 years from now as well as the potential of a ninth school. All project lists and costs can be found at dmusd.org/page/4116.

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Del Mar supports investigation of San Onofre nuclear plant After hearing a detailed explanation from a San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station official about the tubing failure and radiation release that took place in January, as well as nearly a dozen heartfelt pleas from citizens to take a stand on the issue, the Del Mar City Council on Sept. 24 passed a resolution calling for a public Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearing to review the station’s license. Southern California Edison, which operates the station, needs to go the extra mile to re-establish public confidence, said Councilman Terry Sinnott.

“There is a public confidence issue,” he said. “The public is worried.” The resolution was adopted with some amendments, however, narrowing the scope of the issue in an effort to make it more effective in obtaining its goal — a transparent investigation.

Del Mar appoints new planning commissioners The Del Mar City Council voted unanimously on Sept. 24 to bring attorney Sam Blick and his decades of civic government experience to the Planning Commission. Mark Corcoran, who vied for a spot on the commission last year, won three votes from the council, earning him a seat as well. Blick, a Del Mar resident since 2008, is an attorney and founding partner of his Rancho Santa Fe firm that specializes in land use, real estate development, community interest developments, and golf course development. Blick started early in civic involvement when, at the age of 23, he became the assistant city attorney of Chula Vista (which advised that community’s planning commission). Corcoran, who has a master’s degree in city planning, works as a planning consultant for the City of San Diego, and is responsible for writing staff reports like those that get considered by city councils. He also served in the U.S. Navy. — Claire Harlin

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Lightner, Ellis answer tough questions at City Council debate BY CLAIRE HARLIN Traffic, transit and development in the rapidly growing Carmel Valley/Del Mar Heights area were only a few issues that steered an animated debate between San Diego District 1 City Council candidates Ray Ellis (R) and incumbent Sherri Lightner (D) on Sept. 19 at a forum presented by the Carmel Valley News, Del Mar Times and La Jolla Light. More than 300 people packed the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art’s Sherwood Auditorium for the debate, in (L-R) Moderator Thad Kousser, San Diego District 1 which the candidates fielded City Council candidates Ray Ellis (R) and incumbent questions from both the audi- Sherri Lightner (D). Photo/Daniel Lew ence and the community newspapers’ staff — a means to test their prowess and display their very distinct philosophies. For four years, Lightner has served District 1, which encompasses Carmel Valley and Del Mar Heights. The former mechanical engineer is fighting a tough re-election campaign following a close June primary election, in which she garnered only 41.5 percent of the vote to trail Ellis’ 45.6-percent win. The race is crucial in that a win for Ellis, a Carmel Valley resident, would result in a shift to a Republican majority on the council. Just as the Interstate 5/SR-56 interchange project, meant to link I-5 South to 56 East and 56 West to I-5 North, was a big issue in the 2008 election, it resurfaced again as a prominent concern for both candidates. When asked what would be the best solution — a direct connector, auxiliary lane improvements, a hybrid or a hybrid with a flyover — Ellis said every alternative has potential problems, but the flyover would definitely disrupt the neighborhoods due to sound. Following the release of the project’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in June, Lightner has been vocal in her opposition to every alternative except one — no build. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is expected to make a decision on the preferred alternative by the end of the year. Lightner said her priority as District 1 Councilwoman has been to bring a neighborhood voice to City Hall, and that goal remains, along with improving water supply and bringing jobs to San Diego. Ellis said he has been dedicating his life to volunteer work for the past six years, working with organizations such as Voices for Children and Second Chance, and his priority is helping to solve the city’s financial problems. As president of the city’s pension board, he said he has seen first-hand how San Diego’s pension liabilities have been draining the budget, and that’s why pension reform is a top priority. “I’ve been working on pension reform since before Lightner was on the City Council,” said Ellis, adding that Lightner should have worked harder on the issue and put it on the ballot. Lightner replied, “I’m the only one up here who’s actually implemented pension reform … That’s why we’ve saved the city a billion dollars since I’ve been elected.” She also said retiree healthcare reform that took place during her term resulted in more than $800 million in savings to the city. Lighter became passionate when the subject of public transit came up — and she said she’s been working especially hard to put more transit in place in Carmel Valley due to both the lack of current transit options and the exponential growth of the community. Lighter was a driving force behind securing funding for a senior shuttle launched in Carmel Valley in February. She has also been advocating more east-to-west routes, and was able to secure both a route from Solana Beach to 4S Ranch and a route from Rancho Bernardo to Qualcomm Stadium. “If you can’t tell, I really like transit,” Lightner said. “That’s where our future is.” While neither candidate took a firm position on the future use of the San Diego Polo See DEBATE, page 14

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DEBATE continued from page 1 join the Board of Supervisors for the first time in 16 years. All five of the current board members are Republican, white, and graduates of San Diego State University. Roberts, a Democrat and Solana Beach city councilman, is running against Danon, a Republican and chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Brian Bilbray. Danon beat Roberts 33 to 31 percent in the June primary, but at Monday’s debate, Roberts cited a poll he commissioned as indicating he is now in the lead. The 3rd Supervisorial District includes Carmel Valley, Solana Beach and Del Mar, and stretches inland to encompass Rancho Bernardo and Escondido. Danon, who spoke first, immediately went on the attack, criticizing Roberts for voting in favor of a business license fee and other fee increases in Solana Beach. Among Danon’s key issues is streamlining the county’s permit process for businesses, and ending a $5

million neighborhood investment program that has been called a “slush fund” by critics because each supervisor controls a $1 million share of the money. Roberts touted his own business experience, including his work as an executive with defense contractor SAIC. He linked Danon to the inability of Congress to deal with federal debt and budget issues, and said Danon has failed to support the popular network of community planning groups that advise the Board of Supervisors on land use issues. “Why can’t Congress get its act together? Why can’t Steve tell his boss what to do back there?” Roberts said. “Dave, if you wanted to run against Congressman Brian Bilbray, you had that chance two years ago,” Danon responded. While Danon ridiculed the use of the neighborhood investment money for grants to arts groups such as the San Diego Opera and Old Globe Theater — recommended by Slater-Price, who has endorsed Roberts —

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Roberts said the money is important to such groups as the Boys and Girls Club and the San Diego Burn Institute. Roberts said the program should be maintained, as long as it is run in a “fair, open and transparent manner.” The two candidates also clashed over transportation issues. Danon said Interstate 5 must be widened because high-tech and biotech firms and other businesses need to be able to efficiently move their products. He said, however, that he also supports mass transit and livable, walkable communities, with plenty of bike paths. But Roberts — echoing the concerns of many North County residents who have battled with Caltrans over controversial plans to widen I-5 - said the county needs representatives “who understand we can’t pave our way out of our transportation problems.” “I want to make San Diego County the bike capital of the world,” Roberts said. Throughout the debate, discussion came back to jobs

and the economy, and which candidate has the best vision and credentials to make a difference. Danon said the county needs a “culture revolution” to become more business friendly and dramatically cut down waiting times for permits. Supervisors should leverage resources in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, and work closely with industry and the defense community, he said. “You need a strong advocate,” to identify and execute on economic opportunities, which will create jobs and reduce poverty, Danon said. Roberts said he has the right mix of business and government experience across such industries as high-tech, real estate and health care. He’s also got the right temperament, he said, to work collaboratively with a variety of public and private entities. “I pull people together, that’s my reputation,” he said. “The newspaper says I’m likeable, that’s probably one of my best traits.”

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McAllister said districts can limit the maturity of government code bonds from 40 to 20 years to bring it in line with education code and reduce the maximum allowable interest rate down from 12 percent to 8 percent. “We’d like to issue legislation that calls for everyone who issues debt has a collable feature, the ability to refinance the debt, giving more options,” McAllister said. He noted that one local district is stuck for 40 years with no ability to do anything, no options. The 4 to 1 ratio he feels is a prudent ratio and one that they would like to push for. McAllister also recommended that written statements be signed by school boards and the County for term structures longer than 25 years. Trustee Doug Rafner said he’d like to see all of the points McAllister raised reflected in the Del Mar school district’s new policy and resolution. Staff will revisit the policy and it is expected to be approved at a special meeting before the absentee ballots are mailed on Oct. 8. The San Dieguito Union School District, which also has a bond on the November ballot, approved a similar policy on the use of CABs at the district board’s Aug. 16 meeting.

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because of the Poway Unified School District’s situation, but McAllister said it has become a statewide issue. He said there are cases that districts have used CABs that won’t be paid back to the mid-point of this century, heaping debt on generations to come. “We talked about pushing for legislation to bring things into normalcy,” McAllister said. His office wants to promote transparency and openness as a wise way for districts to do business. Changing the legislature will update the California Government and Education codes to bring a more conservative approach to protect taxpayers and citizens. “We’re not opposed to CABs, they are recognized as a valued debt instrument that does play a role in a well-managed debt portfolio,” McAllister said. “But some can lead to issues that we’d rather not face,” McAllister said CAB characteristics that can result in a higher debt burden include term structures longer than 25 years, interest rates higher than 12 percent for California Government Code and 8 percent for the Education Code, debt repayment ratios greater than 4 to 1 and no prepayment clauses.

CALTRANS continued from page 1 cludes more than adding four carpool lanes — for a total of 12 lanes — between La Jolla and Oceanside. “This is not a highway-centric solution,” said Allan Kosup, Caltrans I-5 Corridor director, in brief remarks to the crowd of about 50. Instead, they said, the project will include rail improvements such as double-tracking, enhancements to North County lagoons, bicycle paths along the entire 27 miles of the project, and pedestrian walkways. “Our goal is to enhance the environment in the community while trying to provide congestion relief,” said Arturo Jacobo, Caltrans project manager. Those who didn’t attend the meeting can view the environmental documents and provide comments at the project website, www.keepsandiegomoving.com. In preparing the supplemental EIR, Caltrans commissioned hydraulic and other studies to determine how best to protect and enhance the health of the lagoons. The study found that longer bridges over three lagoons — San Elijo, Batiquitos and Buena Vista — are needed to provide better water flow in and out of the lagoons. Bridges across Penasquitos, San Dieguito and Agua Hedionda were found to be adequate, Jacobo said. Caltrans has also acquired 100 acres of land along the lagoons, which will be preserved as open space to compensate for environmental impacts of the I-5 project. Planners have also added bicycle lanes along the entire project corridor; some will be within the freeway right-of-way, while others will be on local streets, Jacobo said. Construction on the road improvements and environmental mitigation could begin in 2014, pending approval by the California Coastal Commission and other agencies, Jacobo said. The road portion of the project will cost $3.5 billion, while the total project, in-

‘Our goal is to enhance the environment in the community while trying to provide congestion relief.’ ARTURO JACOBO

Caltrans project manager cluding rail improvements, is pegged at $6.5 billion. The estimated completion date for the entire project is 2035. Reaction to the new project details was generally positive from those who attended the meeting. “We think it’s a major step to improve the health of Batiquitos Lagoon and we’re ecstatic about that,” said Jim Brown of Encinitas, a member of the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation. He said the foundation is concerned about the impacts of construction on the lagoon, however. And Solana Beach Councilwoman Lesa Heebner said, “I’m pleased with what I see. They responded well to the concerns many of us had about the health of our lagoons.” Heebner questioned Caltrans staff about a planned access ramp at Manchester Avenue, which she said is a concern to the community. Jacobo said the ramp has been redesigned to go below the freeway, rather than above it, and that a planned park-and-ride lot at Manchester has been downsized from 471 to 150 spaces. Betsy Cotton of Encinitas said she attended the meeting to find out more about the project. She said she appreciates the efforts of Caltrans to plan the project, but wants to see more emphasis on public transportation. “I just feel badly that so much real estate is being given up to cars,” she said. “If everything keeps going the way it is, it’ll be one giant freeway from coast to coast.”


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Driving home a point BY MARSHA SUTTON Accompanying my son to a two-hour Marsha Sutton presentation on safe driving was not my idea of a good time, but attendance is required by the San Dieguito Union High School District for both student and parent, for students to receive a high school campus parking permit. I knew what they would tell him, just what we’ve been telling him for ages – the usual admonitions against texting, cell phone use, drugs, alcohol, speeding and distracted driving. Not that those aren’t valuable lessons to hear. But since dire warnings tend to lose their punch after the 30th or 40th time, I thought he would just tune them out. And I’d be bored to tears. I couldn’t have been more wrong. There were tears alright, but not from boredom. This was a powerful presentation – full of jokes and laughter, somber moments, an engaged audience, and a dynamic California Highway Patrol officer who connected with the kids on all levels. He packed a wallop with his photos and videos that, sure enough, presented the expected warnings in living (and sometimes not so living) color. But the difference was they were delivered in ways that captured our attention and had an impact. Called Start Smart, the program was developed by the CHP and is a free two-hour driver safety education class that targets new and future drivers ages 15 to 20. Students must attend with a parent or guardian. Beginning in 2011, SDUHSD required attendance at a Start Smart presentation, to obtain a campus parking permit. The previous year, the program was voluntary. But because so many parents “loved it” and “thought it helped inform kids with real information instead of the online classes kids take today,” SDUHSD associate superintendent Rick Schmitt said the district decided to make it mandatory. The class goes beyond the minimal driver education programs by offering in-depth lessons on accident avoidance, distracted driving, drunk driving and basic road responsibilities. CHP Officer Eric Newbury began by listing what teens worldwide said were their top distractions. Among the usual assortment of driving diversions – eating, boisterous conversation, music, texting – was this: having sex

in the car. “You can’t tell me that’s not a distraction,” observed Newbury dryly, to awkward laughter from the teens and embarrassed groans from the adults. Thus were we warmed up for an entertaining morning. Subsequent slides with disturbing statistics punctured our brief interlude with frivolity. The charts and graphs showing how teenagers have more crashes, many lethal, than any other age group, were sobering. Perhaps the most heartbreaking video was the story of a teenage boy whose girlfriend was driving when she became distracted by a friend in the back seat and hit a tree head-on, killing her boyfriend instantly. No drugs or alcohol were involved. This was a sober driver who was exceeding the speed limit, became distracted, crashed the car, and killed someone she loved. Listening to the driver speak about how she could have avoided the catastrophe that killed her boyfriend and changed her life forever, was agonizing. How does one recover from that? How many years of therapy does it take to get past the horrific finality of causing a preventable death? DriveCam Several of the videos shown were taken from DriveCam, a camera mounted inside the car that is activated by sudden, erratic movements. “The impact of the DriveCam video-based driving feedback program has been repeatedly measured by independent traffic safety researchers and shown to have an immediate, dramatic and lasting change,” said Bill Carpenter, head of the consumer division of the San Diego-based company. DriveCam [www.drivecam.com], which costs about $500 including installation, records only those incidents triggered by a driver’s abrupt or risky driving patterns or movements. It is not spying or surveillance, Carpenter said. Rather, it provides a “report card” of sorts that gives parents instant feedback of their young driver’s behind-the-wheel progress and missteps. Advocates say teens are motivated not to set off DriveCam and drive more cautiously as a result. “As a parent we want to hand over the keys – and wish we had a magic wand that would put us back into the passenger seat for just those few precious coachable moments. Now we do,” Carpenter said. “You wouldn’t put a baby in a car anymore without a car seat, and parents need to use the same safety precautions when putting their ‘babies’ behind the wheel,” said Del Mar

resident Debbie Mark who called DriveCam “the car seat for teens.” Experts agree that speeding, inattention, peer pressure, alcohol and particularly inexperience contribute to the dangers associated with young drivers. According to “Crash Facts” from the Centers for Disease Control, teen drivers are four times likelier to crash than older drivers, nearly twothirds of teen crash deaths happen when a new driver has one or more teen passengers, and night-time fatal crash rates for 16-year-olds are nearly twice as high as daytime rates. [We learned that the term “car accident” is a misnomer – collisions are almost always avoidable and are not “accidents.”] A 2009 American Automobile Association study found that the majority of people killed in teen crashes are passengers and other drivers, not teen drivers. According to the Calif. Dept. of Motor Vehicles, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers across the country. For both sexes, drivers ages 16 to 19 have the highest average annual crash and traffic violation rates of any other age group – nearly three times higher. Driving with passengers increases the fatality risk more than three times for teen drivers, and the relative risk of a fatal crash increases as the number of passengers increases. The DMV lists these major concerns for young drivers who have yet to acquire the experience and ability to make clear judgments:

•poor hazard detection •underestimating crash risks •overestimating their ability to avoid threats •risk-taking due to overconfidence •not wearing seat belts •no mastery of basic vehicle handling skills •alcohol or drug impairment •distractions from passengers •night-time driving Baby rattlesnakes Calling his teenage audience “baby rattlesnakes,” which are considered by many to be more dangerous than adult snakes because they are more likely to deliver a full, uncontrolled dose of venom with minimal provocation, Newbury interspersed the comic with the tragic. Much of his presentation consisted of tips and advice, especially this: “Stupid is out there – look out for Stupid around every corner.” And advice for the boys: “You will show off for girls and do idiotic things with moving vehicles. It’s testosterone. It’s part of your make-up. Resist the temptation!” This was punctuated by Newbury’s personal anecdotes, tales of his own antics as a youngster doing dim-witted stunts in his vehicle, for which he not-so-proudly displayed the scars to prove it. Drivers can expect to be ticketed when violating traffic laws, Newbury said, because taxpayers pay him to do just that – that is, remove bad drivers from the road and minimize the harm they can cause others. There was no more gutwrenching moment than hearing Newbury speak of having to tell parents their child died in a car crash. Burying a child is a catastrophe unimaginable, he said. To paraphrase:

Trial date set for CV mother accused of drowning her son BY CITY NEWS SERVICE A Jan. 14 trial date was set Sept. 19 for a Carmel Valley woman accused of drowning her 4-year-old autistic son in a bathtub, then driving his lifeless body to a police substation, where she allegedly admitted the crime. Patricia Corby, 36, faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of murder and assault charges in the March 31 death of her son, Daniel. She pleaded not guilty Sept. 19 at her Superior Court arraignment. Corby’s next court date is a Nov. 7 readiness conference. According to testimony at a day-long preliminary hearing earlier this month, Corby contemplated suicide before allegedly holding her son down in several inches of water in the family’s Carmel Valley condominium. District Attorney’s Office Investigator Walter Escobar testified that Corby told him that her son — diagnosed with a high likelihood for autism — had made strides in his battle with the developmental disorder but not enough to satisfy her. ``She felt like her whole existence was dedicated to her child,’’ Escobar testified. ``She felt like she had no life. She wanted Daniel to be normal.’’ Escobar testified that Corby told him that she tried to drown herself after she killed her son, but couldn’t. Corby realized what she did wrong and drove to the police substation four miles away to turn herself in, Escobar said Corby told him. The victim’s father was at work at the time of his son’s death.

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“You don’t know what love is until you’ve had a child. You may think you love your girlfriend or boyfriend, you love your parents and siblings, you love your dog, and you love your wife. I love my wife dearly. But there’s something that kicks in when you have a child of your own. You’ll do anything – anything – for that little bundle of baby. It’s a part of you. To have to tell a parent at 2 a.m. that their son or daughter is never coming home again, it’s brutal. Children bury their parents, not the other way around.” To drive home the point (no pun intended), Newbury showed us pictures of his father Frank who was killed in a collision when Frank was 24 and Eric was 3. “Meet my dad,” he said, showing us a photo of Frank as a young man – happy, smiling, full of life. He was killed by a motorist who ran a stop sign, depriving Eric’s mother of a husband and Eric of a father who was missing for all the proud moments in Eric’s life that give every father immeasurable joy. Start Smart is a partnership of the California Highway Patrol, the San Diego County Sheriffs Department and the San Dieguito Alliance for Drug-Free Youth. Registration for classes, which are open to all students and parents, are held periodically throughout the school year at all San Dieguito high schools and can be found on each high school Web site. Marsha Sutton can be reached at SuttComm@san.rr.com

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‘Bike 4 Mike’ ride to raise funds to help find treatments, cure for ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease •N ov. 4 event is also a celebration of “The Godfather” Mike Ramirez BY KAREN BILLING The first annual “Bike 4 Mike” fundraising bike ride will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds to raise money for Team Godfather, an organization devoted to finding treatment and a cure for ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease. The event is in celebration of “The Godfather,” Mike Ramirez, a local resident who died in April 2012 at age 56 from the devastating disease. The event will begin and end at the fairgrounds with three different distances for riders to choose: 10, 25 or 50 miles on the scenic coastline. The 10-mile and 25-mile courses will be relatively flat while the 50-mile course will feature some challenging hills. Additionally, for those not as comfortable riding the road, there will be a spin bike class at the fairgrounds run by Solana Beach fitness studio BodyROK. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a progressive disorder that causes permanent paralysis and destroys nerve cells that control muscle movement. Some 5,600 Americans are diagnosed every year and people typically live three to five years after diagnosis. There is currently no cure or treatment. “The remarkable thing about Mike was that he really felt that God chose him, that it was his destiny, that it was meant to be that he would be a link to finding a cure,” said Scott McCauley, one of Mike’s friends and event sponsor. “I truly believe that destiny, that’s why I have been so passionate about it.” Greg Sacks, one of Mike’s best friends and a Team Godfather board member, said everyone is passionate about the event and the cause because of Mike and who he was. Ramirez was the executive vice president, San Diego south regional manager and head of the corporate banking group for Pacific Western Bank. The University of San Diego graduate competed in marathons and triathlons and was an avid golfer and cyclist. He was always active—he studied karate, practiced yoga and played in the Over the Line beach volleyball tournament. Mike was diagnosed with ALS in September of 2009. “It’s a pretty devastating diagnosis,” said Sacks. “It’s one of those hypothetical questions people ask themselves,

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Canyon Crest Academy Foundation to unveil Legacy Wall honoring past donors on Oct. 25 The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation (CCAF) will unveil the CCA Foundation Legacy Wall, which honors the most generous donors, on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 3:30 - 5 p.m. at the CCA school campus. In addition to the donors, invited guests include San Diego city and school officials, the professional artist Dee McMillen, who guided students through the process of creating the art for the wall, as well as the parents of the students who created the art. The Foundation will also be formally dedicating the artwork to the Canyon Crest Academy. “This is a great example of how we strike a great working balance between public and private entities,” said Marty Foltyn, CCA Foundation president. “The Foundation is a parent volunteer organization that is dedicated to empowering every student to realize his or her full potential through Foundation-funded pro-

The CCA Foundation Legacy Wall. grams and activities. Together with the San Dieguito High School district’s dedicated teachers and administrators, we have formed an excellent partnership that supports the expansive curriculum and enriching educational and athletic programs that is available to all CCA students.” The event will be catered by students from the CCA NEST cafe, a program

supported by the Foundation. Refreshments will be provided by Towne Bakery of Del Mar Highlands and the CCA Farmers’ Market. The Foundation’s partnership with the CCA Farmers’ Market (Thursday afternoons at CCA) enables the community to sample locally sourced produce and foster a fun and social environment for families.

Envision Guest Artist Showcase is Oct. 2 at Canyon Crest Academy - All are invited Canyon Crest Academy’s unique Envision program features well known guest artists from theater, music, dance, and film who work directly with students to hone their skills and help them realize their dreams. Now the community can experience the fantastic talents of these guest artists at CCA’s Guest Artists Showcase on Oct. 2 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. at CCA’s Proscenium Theater. The evening will feature a documentary film from Brad Kester and a Kyle Sorensen and Gina Bolles Sorensen dance film; dance pieces from Annie Boyer and from Jessica Rabanzo-Flores dancing to Mukhtar Mai choreographed by Ericka Moore with music by the Ahn Trio and Balmorhea; the Nate Jarrell Jazz Combo; classical vocalist Reneé Woodring; and a scene from “Into the Woods’ performed by Jason Maddy and Jason Heil. Student artwork Nathan Jarrell will be featured in a lobby gallery, and teacher artwork will be available for purchase. Friends, family, and the community are invited to this free event. Guest artists at CCA are supported by the CCA Foundation (www.canyoncrestfoundation.org), providing fantastic opportunities in a wide range of fields and creating an environment where students can thrive.

Rummage Sale fundraiser for Boy Scouts is Oct. 6 in Carmel Valley Boy Scout Troop 713 will hold a Rummage Sale on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St Therese of Carmel Church parking lot. The church is located at 4355 Del Mar Trails Road, 92130 in Carmel Valley. The proceeds help pay for troop camping trips, badges, awards, equipment, leadership training, facilities fees and more.

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Del Mar Foundation announces free tax and estate planning seminar series If tax changes and estate planning leave you searching for answers, join the Del Mar Foundation on Oct. 10 for the first of a four-part seminar series titled “Frequently Asked Questions and Answers to Tax and Estate Planning Changes.� The Oct. 10 seminar will be held at the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center from 4-6 p.m. Handouts will be provided to all participants and light refreshments will be served. Cory C. Grant, J.D., founder and shareholder of Grant, Hinkle and Jacobs, Inc., a Del Mar Foundation board member, and a resident of Del Mar will lead the first seminar. Grant received his B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in San Diego. For more than 20 years, Grant has developed his expertise in the design and implementation of advanced estate plans, wealth protection techniques, and business succession strategies for families and business owners. A dynamic and entertaining speaker, Grant has over 20 years of experience helping families and business owners around the country with estate and business succession planning. During the first hour, attendees will

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Del Mar Foundation sponsoring a ‘Guest Bartender’ Meet, Greet & Eat Oct. 3 Join the Hospitality Committee of the Del Mar Foundation and its guest bartenders for a no-host happy hour at Sbicca in Del Mar on Wednesday, Oct. 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Meet in the bar and enjoy a drink, appetizers and dinner with your friends and neighbors at this gathering spot for locals at 215 15th Street in Del Mar. It’s happy hour and tips received by the guest bartenders will benefit the programs of the Del Mar Foundation. The Del Mar Foundation is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2012. The mission of the Del Mar Foundation is to promote civic pride and cohesiveness, acquire and preserve open space, improve beaches and parklands, raise and grant funds, and sponsor diverse cultural programs and community events in Del Mar. Reservations should be made by Monday, Oct. 1, through hospitality@delmarfoundation.org. We look forward to seeing you there.

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POLO continued from page 1 to several inquiries seeking the status of the lease issue. In August, Mel Millstein, an aide to San Diego First District Councilwoman Sherri Lightner, told attendees at a meeting of the Carmel Valley Community Planning Group that the RFP for the polo club property had been delayed as city officials seek to determine how a realignment project on El Camino Real will affect the parcel. The polo club property is located at the corner of Via De La Valle and El Camino Real. This week, polo club president Ron Bonaguidi said his group was notified by the city’s real estate department that it should get some information about the lease process by the end of this month. “We’re hopeful, I’m attending church on a regular basis,” Bonaguidi said. Since its lease expired in March, the club has occupied the property on a month-to-month basis, Bonaguidi said. At the time its lease expired, the club was required to pay the city $9,842 per month for the use of the

property. In addition to the club’s own polo events, the property is subleased to other groups for such events as lacrosse and soccer tournaments. Because the club is on a month-to-month basis, Bonaguidi said, it has been unable to give a firm answer to the outside groups about the availability of the property for events scheduled early next year. Bonaguidi said the El Camino realignment project will encroach on the polo club property, but engineers have not determined specifically how much property will be needed.

TAXPAYER continued from page 3 County Taxpayers Association. Had DMUSD been able to present the bond program, it is believed it would have been evident that the program addresses long-term facility and infrastructure needs. It is discouraging that funding for student devices was highlighted and yet devices would comprise a relatively small part of the bond measure. DMUSD has long-term facility needs that the bond program addresses.” Suzanne Hall, co-chair

of the Quality Schools for Del Mar committee, said, “The taxpayers association is a county-wide group. The benefits of Prop CC are felt locally, in a community that values quality education. I believe that residents of Del Mar and Carmel Valley would agree that keeping cuts as far away from the classroom as possible is an important part of ensuring that our children receive the best possible public school education. “The taxpayers association ruling does not appear to take into account historical aspects of our district, including the fact that the DMUSD has never asked its constituents for a bond before. It does not appear to acknowledge that education funding at the State level has created a crises for all public schools, to which the DMUSD is not immune. The ruling does not address the impact to the taxpayer, and particularly the taxpayer concerned with his or her property values, should our schools’ academic excellence decline because of cuts to the classroom.” For links to full reports on both bonds, visit: •SDCTA on Del Mar Union School District bond, Proposition CC:

http://www.sdcta.org/ Uploads/Documents/Proposition%20CC%20Del%20 Mar%20Union%20Staff%20 Report.PUBLIC.pdf •SDCTA on San Dieguito Union High School District bond, Proposition AA: http://www.sdcta.org/ Uploads/Documents/ San%20Dieguito%20 UHSD%20Staff%20Report%20FINAL.pdf

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continued from page 5 Club fields, located at the corner of El Camino Real and Via de la Valle, both recognized the importance of the property in its current use. In comparison to other sporting events, Ellis said the San Diego Surf Cup soccer tournament has one of the biggest economic impacts on the city, bringing in revenues that are comparable to that of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. The lease on the property expired earlier this year, and the bidding process was supposed to open up to potential tenants, but the city put the process on hold, pending a conclusion on the El Camino Real re-alignment project — which would affect the size of the property for lease. (Note: just before presstime, this newspaper received word that the San

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Diego Polo Club should get some information about the lease process by the end of this month. See story on page 1 in this issue.) Lightner said holding up the Polo Club lease process is “inappropriate.” The use of the fields has been a concern for local environmentalists and the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority, and while Lighter acknowledged the environmental group would like to have the property, she said “the polo games are pretty amazing.” Both Ellis and Lightner said they do not support Kilroy Realty’s mixed-use One Paseo project in its current form. Ellis said the size of the 1.8 million-square-foot project, which is currently under environmental review, is “way too robust for the community.” “My wife and I are over there at least every other day and understand the impact on the community,” Ellis said. “There are still questions that need to be answered. There are more questions than answers.” The project, planned for Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real, requires the alteration of a number of planning documents, including the com-

munity plan, and Lightner said that has residents rightfully concerned. She said she has been working with the developers, who are revising the plan due to community pressure, and her final decision will do no other than reflect what the community wants. The candidates had a slightly different view on the state of the city’s finances. Lightner said the city has a surplus that has made it able to do things like start a police academy and increase lifeguard staffing, while cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco face millions in deficits. Ellis, however, said the surplus was a short-term situation and it’s now over, so the city needs to take charge. “We have the tools to have a better bottom line, but we need to be more active in engaging that,” he said. While Lightner opposed a special tax district that would fund the $520 million expansion of the San Diego Convention Center, she said she supports expanding the center — and can’t wait for it. “I just have questions with the financing,” she said. “I’m not sure about a

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If you support revitalization, vote for Prop J Frank Chisari favors a “Bottom-Up” approach to revitalization, and cites the 1975 Community Plan in support of that concept. [“Why I can’t vote for the Del Mar Village Specific Plan,” Del Mar Times, Sept. 20, 2012, page 18.] By contrast, he characterizes the Village Specific Plan (Prop J) as “TopDown,” charging that the City devised the VSP in response to desires of commercial property owners. Before thinking about what his “Bottom-Up” approach might look like, it’s worth studying the VSP and the Community Plan in a bit more detail. Thanks, in particular, to the Herculean efforts of Planning Director Kathy Garcia, the city did its utmost to incorporate “Bottom-Up” elements into the VSP. The problem was that many of the potential “Bottoms” decided early on that they would prefer to attack the VSP, rather than throw their weight behind a “Bottom-Up” version. In 1975, there was no shortage of “Bottoms” among the working groups that created the Community Plan, but without the “Top-Down” leadership of Dave Keeling, it’s problematic whether the Plan that we now take for granted would have materialized. A successful plan requires both “Tops” and “Bottoms.” Dr. Chisari recommends that the City Council “create committees of citizen vol-

unteers,” but where would those volunteers come from? Very few stepped forward to participate in the VSP process; what has happened since then to motivate a bunch of residents to tackle the thorny issues of revitalization? And where will the money come from to provide the staff time that will be necessary to convert volunteer thoughts into the legal prose needed for land-use regulations? Don’t forget that the City staff has just been through this exercise with the VSP. How often can the revitalization movement go to the well on this? And who is going to pay for it? Those of us who have been working on revitalization for over a decade now, are well aware that if it were a simple issue, it would have been resolved by now. The number of moving parts is not going to decrease, and neither will the different competing interests. If the residents of Del Mar believe that revitalization is a good idea, they will vote for Prop J. If they want to stick with an increasingly dysfunctional status quo, they’ll follow Dr. Chisari’s example. John Kerridge Del Mar

The Village Specific Plan for revitalization: It’s time for Del Mar to take control of its future As residents, former council members and mayors, we have been involved with efforts to restore our downtown to meet the objectives outlined in the community plan of 1976. There has been a great deal of community input and discussions over the years, with plan after plan created and subsequently shelved. The time for planning is over. We finally have a well thought out document, the Village Specific Plan, that uses creativity, balance, new opportunities and citizen-inspired changes to build a plan that will slowly and carefully improve the quality of life for everyone in Del Mar. We have heard many comments about the plan from neighbors, and they vary widely depending on personal interest and perspective. Will everyone like every piece of the plan? Of course not. That never happens in Del Mar. Is there something positive for everyone in the plan? We think there is: better pedestrian experiences, safer traffic flow, better opportunities for resident serving businesses, and increased parking availability to name just a few. The Village Specific Plan was vetted through 90 meetings and workshops to get thorough community input, and the plan has been dramatically changed and improved as a result of that feedback. While the plan appears ambitious, it also contains many features designed to ensure that the plan is implemented over time in a way that avoids unintended or negative consequences. We are at a critical juncture in Del Mar, and the vote on this plan in November will determine what Del Mar becomes in the foreseeable future. We encourage you to examine the facts of the plan and to base your decision on those facts rather than the typical campaign rhetoric surrounding most issues this election year. With facts in hand, we believe you will decide that the positive changes offered by this plan far outweigh the alternative of doing nothing. There is simply no way to keep things the same as they have always been. Do we let Del Mar go the way of many other beach communities where everyone drives through our town on their way to the beach? Or do we finally take serious, deliberate steps toward implementing the vision of our community plan? Lives change and circumstances change, and we believe that Del Mar must define the changes in our own way or be changed by outside forces over which we have no control. You get to decide this November. We encourage you to vote yes for Proposition J, and let Del Mar continue to control its future for the benefit of current and future generations. Richard Earnest Former Councilmember & Mayor City of Del Mar Crystal Crawford Former Councilmember & Mayor City of Del Mar

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Don’t relegate downtown to another 30 years of stagnation The Village Specific Plan is designed to encourage re-development of downtown Del Mar, especially the south side of town which is under-utilized and, in many cases, is an eyesore and about as pedestrian friendly as the bluffs below the train tracks. It is time to make some changes which will improve the south side of downtown similar to the areas on 15th Street, which both the proponents and opponents all think is the right size and scale and ambiance. Opponents of Prop J argue it will allow too much density in downtown. I see it as just a 28 percent increase over what is allowed today, which seems reasonable, especially in light of the fact that the current zoning has produced stagnation. This 28 percent increase equates to approximately 150,000 sq. ft. in total, which is spread over 16 blocks over a 30-year period. Furthermore, this is a maximum, which means it will probably never be built to that extent. Even if all 150,000 sq. ft. of this additional

density occurred between 9th and 14th Streets along both sides of Camino del Mar, which counting both sides of the street is a 10 block stretch, I do not see it as an overbuilt situation but a welcome one. Over two years, the city carefully analyzed impacts and struck a healthy balance between revitalization and preservation. That’s why the plan was approved unanimously by the City Council and Planning Commission. The City Council approved the VSP with comfort knowing that this build-out can only occur after strengthened Design Review Board approval of each project and a periodic review of impacts by the City Council. Prop J finally gives us a chance to achieve the Community Plan’s long-promised goal of a resident-serving, pedestrianfriendly downtown. Don’t let the usual naysayers relegate downtown to another 30 years of stagnation. Al Corti Del Mar

Vote for Proposition J — Don’t miss this opportunity After years of inaction and steady decline in our downtown, I am grateful that the citizens of Del Mar will finally be able to vote for a solution with Proposition J on the November ballot. Prop J will lessen traffic congestion and neighborhood impacts, provide a pedestrian-friendly village, and boost economic activity for our businesses downtown. That is why the plan was adopted unanimously by the Planning Commission and City Council, and why most Del Mar residents are coming together in support of the plan. Please don’t be misled by the nay-sayers. They have no solution to our existing problems. All they offer is more of the same. The Village Specific Plan, or Prop J, is a community-based plan which can pave the way to enhance this wonderful ecosystem of trees, ocean views, lively and economically viable businesses, downtown residential and cultural activities — all meandering down a real “Main Street.” This chance will not come again for a long time. Nancy Johnson Sanquist Del Mar

Some key ballot measures UC, CSU, and community colleges. My SDSU students have seen their fees double T h e every four years. November No on 38. This ballot gives alternative strategy voters 11 for school funding opportuniwould raise personal ties to income taxes through make law. 2024 on most CaliforThe initiania taxpayers on a tive process sliding scale. If both was created measures pass, the a century one with more votes ago to c o u n t e r GORDON CLANTON becomes law. If you are not sure which the power measure is best, vote of giant corporations and other spe- for both. No on 32. Although cial interests. Nowadays, many ballot measures are presented as a “reform” that sponsored by giant corpora- will reduce the power of interests,” this tions and other special inter- “special ests. Let the voter, like the fraudulent anti-union measure, by prohibiting payroll buyer, beware. Caveat voter! Yes on 30. I support deductions, would silence Governor Brown’s bold plan union members while allowfor temporary taxes to fund ing right-leaning super-PACs schools and colleges and re- to spend as much as they duce the state’s debt. After like on political campaigns. years of draconian cuts, this As unions constitute the measure would increase per- major progressive voice in sonal income taxes on high- state and local politics, Prop income taxpayers (above 32 would tilt the playing $250,000) for seven years field substantially to the and sales taxes (by one-quar- right for decades to come. ter of 1 percent) for four Business interests already years. The alternative is to outspend organized labor by close schools, increase class 15 to 1. Two previous simisizes, and raise tuition at lar attempts to silence

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unions were defeated in 1998 and 2005. Yes on 34. In the July 26 column, I endorsed this measure that abolishes the death penalty but assures that those who commit the most horrible crimes be imprisoned for life without parole — and be required to make restitution. Capital punishment is expensive, costing the state about $300 million per execution. Yes on 36. This measure would revise the threestrikes law to impose a life sentence only when the new felony conviction is serious or violent, while maintaining the life sentence if prior convictions were for rape, murder, or child molestation. As with Prop 34, the fiscal impact is huge, saving California $70 to 90 million annually in prison and parole costs. That’s why, for the first time I can remember, I am on the same side of an issue as anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist. Gordon Clanton teaches Sociology at San Diego State University. He welcomes comments at gclanton@mail.sdsu.edu. Previous columns at: http://www.delmartimes.net/ columns/

Proposition CC is an investment in our community and our children As taxpayers in the Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD), and as parents of children — past, present, and future — in DMUSD schools, it is important to understand why Proposition CC, the general obligation bond for DMUSD, will be on our upcoming election ballots. With over 110 school-bond and parcel-tax measures on November ballots across the state, and at least 37 similar measures on this past June’s ballots, as a tax-paying electorate, we have to ask ourselves, “What has happened to state funding for education?” Clearly, the deficit spending that the DMUSD and surrounding school districts, such as Cardiff, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, and San Diego Unified, are experiencing is not unique. Most California school districts are trying to find steady fiscal footing in a time of financial volatility. The DMUSD has been diligent and responsible in its spending, but the reality is that funding is not keeping pace with the educational programs we have worked so hard to build and be proud of. In response, Proposition CC provides DMUSD voters an opportunity to help protect the education of our children and the value of our community. In an effort to better comprehend our present circumstances, it will help to understand how we got here. In 2009, there were many indications that this was the future we were facing. The DMUSD Board of Trustees called for a committee of parents, staff members, and administrators to meet regularly, examine the financial health of the district, and make recommendations based on their findings. This group of 19 was known as the Financial Task Force (FTF). While they tried to remain optimistic, the prospect of deficit spending was very real then, and they recommended that “if basic-aid funding is greatly decreased, or eliminated, then the reserve should be spent incrementally to preserve programs.” (DMUSD FTF Final Report, April 30, 2010) Following the recommendations of the FTF, the district has been conservatively spending our historically healthy reserves for the past two years because basic-aid funding— sourced from the surplus of our local property taxes—has continued to decline. DMUSD’s basic-aid status necessitates that it provide a “fair share” payment back to Sacramento, and this “fair share” cost has been steadily rising since it was established years ago. In fact, our most recent “fair share” sum was $2 million, which was also the amount of our deficit expenditure last year. If this pattern continues — declining property tax surplus, increased “fair share” amounts, and unreliable funding from Sacramento — estimates are that our deficit spending could be about $4.5 million this year. That’s if Governor Brown’s tax initiatives pass in November. If those initiatives don’t pass, DMUSD faces a deficit of approximately $6.5 million for this current year. Projections for the 2013-2014 school year are worse. And the reality is that these future projections of deficit spending could jeopardize our district’s financial standing if we don’t have an alternative source of funding in place. As Marsha Sutton wrote in March of 2011, we are witnessing “the frightful decimation of the education budget in Sacramento.” (Sutton, “Education Decimation,” The Carmel Valley News, March 10, 2011) DMUSD neighbors: as we head into this election season, for $8.44 per $100,000 of assessed property value, we can lessen the impact of this decimation. For the average homeowner, this $76.8 million bond amounts to $65 per year, all of which is tax-deductible. We do have a choice. As we’ve seen, the mitigating steps that the FTF recommended won’t carry us through indefinitely. Governor Brown’s tax initiatives, whether passed or not, won’t help us provide ongoing, quality educational programs for our children. We need to vote “Yes” on Proposition CC to fund our local schools with our local dollars because the funding from Sacramento has become unpredictable at best. It will ensure that our general fund is used to strengthen our local schools and keep our neighborhoods desirable. While many other districts have placed bonds on their communities’ ballots, it is important to note that DMUSD has never asked taxpayers to fund a bond. Not in the aftermath of Black Monday in October of 1987 when markets crashed and property values languished for years, and not in 2008 when some surrounding districts, including Rancho Santa Fe, placed general obligation bonds on local ballots. The DMUSD is placing the bond before voters now because this bond is truly needed to preserve our curriculum and our programs, our jewel in the crown. It will counteract the uncertainty that our district currently faces, no matter what happens in Sacramento. It is an investment in our district, our community, and, most importantly, our children. To learn more about Proposition CC, please visit qualitydelmarschools.org and dmusd.org. Jen Charat, Writer and editor, parent and taxpayer, and Kyra Zeroll, product manager, parent and taxpayer


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It is amazing to me how Prop J has caused so much angst in this town, especially since it is suppose to enhance and enrich this community. I suppose it could be contributed to false statements made by those who oppose revitalization. For instance, a statement made on the “No on J” website stated that there are no vacancies in the City of Del Mar and that the city is doing just fine. Walking the city the other day, it was noted just on 10th St. and 11th St. there are 11 vacancies located within those buildings alone. It is not known how many other vacancies there are for potential businesses since I quit counting. Another statement made by the No on J website, which said that roundabouts are dangerous and one had to be removed due to the danger, came from an article written 12 years ago in the community of Palm Beach, Fla. Anyone can find anything on the web to prove a point but what needs to be clear is that the information cited has to be current, true and appropriate to the situation. Del Mar is dying a slow death. With all the vacancies located throughout the city, how much in sales tax revenues are being lost? How can the city encourage new businesses to participate in Del Mar if it has old ideas and is unwilling to invite new businesses to thrive? What happens when the revenues of the

At the upcoming November election, Del Mar residents will vote on Proposition CC which calls for borrowing $76.8 million by the Del Mar Union School District to improve and expand school facilities. The borrowing is to be paid for with a new property tax assessment which will cost each residence $84 per year on average. This may surprise some who remember that just two short years ago there was discussion about closing facilities because Del Mar had too many schools. At that time an advisory committee was formed to assess current facilities and Del Mar’s future needs. The results of that report stand in stark contrast to the pleas being used today to justify a tax hike. In January 2012, the District Advisory Committee for DMUSD examined capacity and enrollment trends. Here’s a quote from their findings: The DMUSD 7-11 DAC reviewed historical enrollment trends and the most recent enrollment projections. The finding was that there was excess seating capacity across the district, with 1,235 empty seats spread over the eight elementary schools in the DMUSD. (According to the committee, Del Mar schools have space for 1,235 more students as currently configured which represent 23 percent excess capacity over current 2012 enrollment. The committee also looked at enrollment projections and maximum capacity. Maximum capacity achieved through reconfiguration was estimated to be 6,932 students. By 2018, they estimate 5,389 students which would still leave ample room. Enrollment could grow 50 percent from 2012 numbers and DMUSD would still have available space without constructing new buildings. The ballot languages says that borrowing will be used to repair and maintain the dilapidated conditions of DMUSD schools: “To protect quality education, provide

safe and modern schools and create budget savings, shall Del Mar Union School District improve instructional technology and classroom computer systems; provide accessible classrooms for students with disabilities; fix leaky roofs and worn-out floors; and upgrade aging classrooms, libraries and school buildings by issuing $76.8 million in bonds at legal rates, with independent oversight, no money for District administration, and all money staying local?” This language stands in stark contrast to the findings of the district report of two years earlier when the facilities got high marks: “The schools in the DMUSD vary in age, from 45 to two years old, and all are in good repair and fully functional. The two oldest schools, Del Mar Hills and Del Mar Heights, have been recently modernized. The next oldest school, Carmel Del Mar, while showing its age somewhat, is due to be modernized in 2017. All other schools are modern with no serious defects or deficiencies other than a lack of storage space, which seems to be an endemic problem at all schools.” The typical interest component for a bond will be two-three times the principle amount taking the total obligation to more than $200 million. This is an enormous financial commitment spanning several decades. Residents should not be misled by hyperbolic ballot language and mischaracterization of needs and facilities. DMUSD official internal report reveals the truth that the current facilities are “modern” with “no serious defects” and have ample capacity for even the most wildly optimistic growth. The only serious defect is in DMUSD’s justification for hundreds of millions in higher taxes. The official report is here: http://bit.ly/ DMUSD-report Michael Robertson

city dwindle to the point that the City of Del Mar can no longer maintain its infrastructure properly or continue to pay the needed amount of City employees to run the city or maintain our beautiful beaches? Does the County of San Diego take over? I don’t know. The Del Mar City Council and staff have spent a lot of time and energy creating a very factual pamphlet on what Prop J can do for the City of Del Mar. Take the time to read it and understand it. Then go to the meetings and ask educated questions with the knowledge to understand or question the responses. For a healthy prospering Del Mar, vote “Yes” on Prop J. A comment; no I am not a resident of Olde Del Mar, but I love it and contribute to it as if I were. Corinne Hackbart

Vote ‘No’ on Prop J and save money! A “Yes” vote on Prop J on Nov. 6 means two things, maybe, plus the possibility of a third. 1. You will pay at least $5 million to get the main street reduced from two lanes each way to one lane each way with three roundabouts, plus signals at 15th & 16th with unknown results. 2. You get the possibility that private property owners will build 220,000 square feet of additional buildings, including a lot more new restaurant/bars. Nothing is required. 3. If #1 doesn’t work out, as happened in Claremont, Calif., in 2004, the possibility is you get to pay several million dollars to remove the roundabouts and re-open the main street to two lanes each way, with synchronized signals. What’s wrong with this plan? Mainly #2 above. The property owners asked for a more reasonable amount of building allowed on their property, but are not clamoring for this plan, because of all the onerous costs and hoops to go through to get it. Therefore, you have not heard any clamoring to revitalize! Also, restaurants don’t work without an ABC license, and the ABC laws say a license can’t be issued to a location within 100 feet of a residence. That shoots down all the new restaurants! Vote “No” on Prop J and save money! Ralph Peck

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New State law impacts Proposition J — and the future of Del Mar The Village Specific Plan that was approved by the City Council and the Del Mar Village Association after two years of public meetings and long hours of committee work is neither responsive to the needs of the City’s residents, nor does it respect the vital role of the residents’ participation in critical development for our City. If Proposition J passes, we, the residents of Del Mar, will lose vital rights under Measure B to final approval of largescale developments within the City. Measure B [adopted by the voters in 1986] requires specific plans for properties in the downtown commercial area larger than 25,000 square feet or proposing more than 11,500 square feet of development to be approved by the voters. The City Attorney’s impartial analysis of Proposition J in the Specific Plan states: “[If Proposition J is] approved by the voters, no separate specific plan or further Measure B vote will be required for developments that are designed, reviewed and implemented in accordance with the Specific Plan.” What this means for you, and why you should be wary of ceding control over development in our City to developers, is that the new State law passed in 2008, Government Code Section 65915-65918, allows developers to increase the density of commercial and residential development by up to 35 percent over the caps in our local zoning limits if they agree to build certain levels of low, very low and moderate income housing. This State law is also identified as the “Density Bonus and Incentive Plan”for developers. It was written as an incentive to developers to build projects for low-cost housing

and is being used by developers to increase the size of projects beyond local restrictions as it appears in this instance. The City of Los Angeles is already experiencing problems with this Density Bonus Plan. This incentive plan for developers may well cause problems throughout California. In other words, if the Village Specific Plan (Proposition J) is adopted on Nov. 6, it will give the right to developers to build above and beyond what is stipulated in the Specific Plan. The daily lives of residents will be most affected by this development, and no longer have any voice in the City. Measure B governs the “last word” for residents. These are hard-fought rights won by residents over the last 50 years, i.e., the 1976 General Plan lays out the City codes we all abide by that enhanced property values in the City, and Measure B that enables our ability to halt the over-development that promises to bring those property values back down again. Since property taxes are the main source of revenue for the City and retail business downtown contributes little to the tax base, and better ways of satisfying State mandates for affordable housing, a “No” vote to avoid rapid overcrowding as well as additional heavy traffic and parking woes that will ultimately become extremely costly for the city would be wise. If this concerns you and if you would like to help me inform residents before absentee ballots are sent out, please call me or e-mail me at sharondelmar@gmail.com, or 858755-2294 — I need help. Sharon Feierabend Del Mar

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Letters to the Editor/Opinion

For the patients of Del Mar, vote ‘Yes’ on Prop H Prop H is about compassion for patients with oversight for the City of Del Mar. Prop H will allow severely and terminally ill patients of the City of Del Mar to access medicine that will alleviate their pain and suffering. It allows the City to conduct total oversight to ensure the lawful and safe operation of a very limited number of dispensaries. City officials will be allowed to inspect dispensaries at any time, monitor their operations to ensure complete compliance with state law and enforce safety requirements contained in Prop H. These important safety requirements include security cameras, alarms, guards and the requirement that no visible representations of medication can be seen by the public. An impact report is meant to be an impartial analysis to aid voters. Unfortunately, members of the Del Mar City Council chose to create a bias propaganda piece filled with half-truths and misrepresentations meant to influence the voters of Del Mar to vote against Prop H. The impact report has served only as opposition research for Prop H opponents. Opponents claim that up to six dispensaries would be possible under the ordinance. This considers all possible locations rather than the probable or realistic number of locations for dispensaries. The reality is that under the ordinance the probable maximum number of dispensaries ever to be located in the city of Del Mar is two. The report included possible locations regardless of existing use such as on top of hotels, like the Hotel Del Mar, and city buildings, such as City Hall. Realistically, this ordinance would result in only one or two dispensaries ever to exist to serve Del Mar patients.

Opponents claim that City employees could potentially be prosecuted for implementing the regulations under Prop H. Federal law clearly states that “no civil or criminal liability shall be imposed ... upon any duly authorized officer of any State … who shall be lawfully engaged in the enforcement of any law or municipal ordinance relating to controlled substances.” Additionally, State law allows the regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries. Both State and Federal laws protect any city employees from prosecution while enforcing or implementing regulations under Prop H so this claim by opponents is brazenly false. Opponents claim that Prop H would allow felons to operate dispensaries, but nothing is farther from the truth. While state law does not impose any restrictions on who can operate a medical marijuana dispensary, Prop H creates restrictions. Under Prop H serious felons could not operate dispensaries within seven years of their conviction. This is a limitation, not an allowance. Opponents claim that dispensary permits could not be revoked. This is also completely false. Prop H allows the city to revoke or suspend operating permits to dispensaries at any time. Therefore, operating permits can be revoked or suspended immediately when a dispensary is found to be in violation of any of the strict operational and safety standards contained in the ordinance. Prop H affirms Del Mar City to be a compassionate, forward thinking, progressive haven that takes care of its ill and elderly. For the patients of Del Mar, vote “yes” on Prop H. Janneke Lang, Del Mar

Writer/activist Gloria Steinem to speak at Oct. 3 event Gloria Steinem, an accomplished and world-renowned writer, lecturer, editor, feminist and social justice activist will appear at Congregation Beth Am in Carmel Valley on Oct. 3 from 7:15 p.m.-9 p.m. Gloria Steinem Celebrating 40 years since she founded Ms. Magazine, Steinem is currently at work on “Road to the Heart: America As if Everyone Mattered,” a book about her more than 30 years on the road as a feminist orga-

DEBATE continued from page 14 tourism marketing district.” Ellis said, if elected, he would do whatever it takes to support the expansion, which would provide muchneeded economic growth. When asked about a special tax district that would ensure arts and culture entities have a dependable funding flow, however, Ellis said he would not support an increase. Still, he said he recognizes the importance of a vibrant arts community, from both a business and educational standpoint. “It’s an economic driver

nizer. Don’t miss this dynamic and engaging speaker discussing her iconic life. Congregation Beth Am is located at 5050 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, CA 92130. For tickets and more information, visit www.betham.com, or contact CBA at 858481-8454; gloria@betham.com. Hillel of San Diego is a community partner for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity presented by Congregation Beth Am’s Inspiring Minds Speaker Series. Organizers of the series say one of their goals is to bring high-profile speakers to San Diego and make the events affordable for the public at large to attend.

and quality of life issue,” he said. Lightner replied, “I support a penny for the arts.” Not only that, she said she is glad to see some local schools incorporating art and music into their standard curriculum. In a final question, moderator Thad Kousser, a UC San Diego associate political science professor, asked the candidates who they support in the San Diego mayoral race. Lightner has worked closely with candidate Carl DeMaio, but said her full support goes to his opponent, Bob Filner. “I believe he has a strong interest in the com-

munity and a fine understanding of the city and region as a whole,” she said, adding that he “actually knows that Mexico exists and might be important to our longevity here” when it comes to cross-border economic development. Ellis declined to pick a candidate for mayor, but he said he’s in line with DeMaio on fiscal issues like pension reform. “I have been trying to stay out of the partisan side,” he said. “That’s why our campaign has been able to attract Democrats and Republicans.”

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Top row from left: Sandy Taylor, Jen Krakower, Caroline Bowman, Ali King, Sydney Calderon, Kate Chamberlain, Ellie Beniston, Madi McIntyre, Coach Analia Carlsson Bottom row from left: Clara Belitz, Reagan Zorn, Natalie Yahnke, Katie Calson, Emma Normoyle, Kelsey Burgett, Thea Hanson, Gabby DePetro, Hayley Schroeder, Anita Kelleher

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CV Dons Flag Team scores first win! The Carmel Valley Dons Flag team defeated the Ramona Chargers on Sept. 22 by a score of 30-12. The team combined for four touchdowns, with Nathan Benhaim, Matthew Quinn and Ryan Tom all scoring for the Dons. The team also showed some defensive prowess including a drive-ending interception by Ryan Tom. Ben Hendrickson, first-time quarterback and Dylan Basuil, first-time center, worked well together and the smooth hand offs contributed to the victory. The Dons dominated the game, and were thrilled to get their first win of the season.

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The Canyon Crest Academy Varsity Field Hockey team, led by Coach Analia Carlsson, participated in the Otay Ranch Tournament held on Sept. 8 and Sept. 15. Winning all three preliminary rounds in the first weekend of tournament play, the Ravens returned for the second weekend and final rounds. After winning the quarter and semi-finals in the morning and midday, the outcome of the tournament would now be determined. With temperatures reaching in excess of 100 degrees that afternoon, the Raven girls had no excuses as they faced last year’s champion, Newport Harbor. Two goals in the first 14 minutes sealed the deal, resulting in a 2-0 final win for Canyon Crest. This was the 5th shutout of the tournament for the Ravens, who scored 21 goals throughout the tournament with only had one goal against them. Congratulations Raven’s Field Hockey and Coach Ana. Go Ravens!

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Torrey Pines Falcons Jr. Midgets (D2) defeat Murrieta Silverhawks 38-8 BY BILL BUTLER The Torrey Pines Falcons defeated the Murrieta Silverhawks on Saturday 38-8 behind a stout defense and a well-rounded offense. Torrey Pines struck first on a 25yard pass and run by Garland Peed to Brandon Ray following a blocked punt by the Falcons. Tucker Pike broke through the middle of the line for the block, which Conner Whitton launches a 54-yard touchdown pass to wide was covered by Tan- receiver Scotty Gange. ner Watkins. On their next possession, the Falcons struck through the air again, as Conner Whitton and Scotty Gange connected on a 54-yard pass and run. Torrey Pines regained possession after Jack Nelson blocked another Silverhawk punt, but were unable to score due to a strong defensive effort by Murrieta. Later in the first half, the Falcons had the Silverhawks penned near their own goal line. Murrieta tried a pass, picked off by Nick Clapp and returned 10 yards for the third Falcon touchdown of the first half. Pike was on target with his third successful extra point kick of the half, and Torrey Pines was up 24-0. The Falcons were unable to move the ball on their first possession of the second half, and Murrieta needed only one play to score, breaking a 56-yard run down the left sideline. The successful kick made the score 24-8, Torrey Pines. Following the kickoff, Torrey Pines moved quickly down the field, with Jake Boone getting the score on a nice run of 25 yards. The kick was good, and the Falcons led 32-8. Murrieta was unable to move, and Torrey Pines took over possession at their 46 yard-line. Runs by Zac Friedland and Beau Morgans picked up 8 yards to the Murrieta 46-yard line before Morgans ran through the middle of the line and went 46 yards for an apparent touchdown. The TD was negated by a holding call against the Falcons. Late in the game, Friedland intercepted a pass at the Falcon 36-yard line. Jackie Plashkes ran hard for 7 yards; on 2nd down, Friedland started over the right side of the line, cut left against the defensive flow, and carried the ball down the left sideline for a 57-yard run and score. With the score at 38-8, the thresh-hold of a 28 point lead had been met, and the Mercy Rule went into effect. There would be no extra point try by the Falcons, and the game would continue with preferential field position for Murrieta. There would also be a running clock. The game was quickly over with a nice win for Torrey Pines. The Falcons will face La Costa Canyon next Saturday at Torrey Pines stadium.

Sharks and Solana Pacific join forces to repair school fields

In a great showing of working together for the benefit of all, Solana Pacific Elementary School Principal Brian McBride, PTA President Stephanie Kowack, DMCV Shark Volunteer Eric Kowack and DMCV Sharks Director of Rec. Erin Misaki recently organized a group effort to repair the fields at Solana Pacific. With the opening of school and the fall soccer season the fields were in poor shape and the situation did not look good. However, the team worked together in a matter of weeks to acquire funding, supplies and labor for the needed improvements. On a very hot Sunday more than 30 volunteers from Sharks and teachers from Solana Pacific, including principal McBride worked from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., providing the on-site labor to replace large areas of the field with new sod. It was a long hot day for many, but the results were worth it. They were able to turn this back into a quality field suitable for the students at Solana Pacific, as well as the soccer players that utilize it for both for practice and games and the community at large. The Sharks would like to thank principal McBride, the teachers and volunteers that went above and beyond to make the community better for all.

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2012 a winning year so far for Carmel Valley Tennis teams Carmel Valley Tennis teams have earned numerous victories in 2012 to date. Below are some of the results: • Local NCDTL (North County Doubles Tennis League) winner in Men’s A, Women’s AA, Women’s A divisions. • Local NCI (North Coast Invitational) winner in Women’s A division. • Adult USTA 9.0 Mixed Doubles team won their local division in San Diego and went to Sectional Championships in Whittier in June losing a tough match in the semi-finals. • Adult WTT (World Team Tennis) 4.5 won their local division and went to the WTT National Qualifiers in Las Vegas in April. The team won in Las Vegas and will compete in the WTT Nationals in Palm Springs in November. • JTT (Junior Team Tennis) 14 and under won their Sectionals playoffs. • USTA Women’s 4.0 team won the local playoffs and competed at Sectionals in August. • Men’s Senior USTA 4.5 team won their division in San Diego and went on to compete recently at Sectional Playoffs in Seal Beach.

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Local couple takes visitors to 19th century through Old Town musical program. See page B9

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Architect exchanges drafting for watercolor, holds first show in Del Mar Page B11

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CV mom ready to head back to the stage for ‘Footloose’ BY KAREN BILLING Carmel Valley mom Debra Wanger is taking the stage in San Diego Musical Theatre’s “Footloose,” running Sept. 28 through Oct. 14 at the Birch North Park Theatre. Wanger, a mother of three, stars as mom Ethel in the nostalgic ’80s show. “The adults all remember the movie but to the kids it’s kind of a period piece,” jokes Wanger. Wanger started in theater at age 9 and has been performing in shows on and off ever since. She worked as a singer and actress in shows at the Welk Resort Theatre, La Jolla Stage, San Diego Repertory Theatre, and Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company before going on “baby hiatus” after the birth of her twins, now 7, and her 19-monthold daughter. She had always been impressed with SDMT shows and jumped at the opportunity to perform with the group, fitting time Debra Wanger into her busy schedule to rehearse. It was hard work, but worth it to return to doing something she loves, something that “makes mommy happy.” “This will be the first time that my twins will see me on stage,” Wanger said, noting the Girl Scout troop and all the moms will be coming to the show. “The moms are excited because we all remember the movie. It was an important coming of age piece for all of us and we all had crushes on Kevin Bacon.” Wanger plays Ethel, mother of the main character, the teenage Ren, who moves to a town where dancing and rock music have been banned. “It’s hysterical to me that I’ve moved on to playing the mom,” Wanger said. “She’s been through a tough road. Her husband left her and she’s raising her teen son by herself. She has to move to this podunk town with her sister and tries to keep her son out of trouble.” Wanger doesn’t have to do much of the “cut loose” dancing, but she does sing a song with the other moms when all the “athletic dancing and teenage energy stops for a minute.” Playing Ethel, she gets to act out a mother’s struggle and a bit of redemption. “Ethel goes through a journey herself. As her son finds his voice and the town goes through a transformation, she goes through a transformation as well,” Wanger said. “She learns to speak up for herself and helps to encourage Ren to keep the faith and stand up for himself, which in the past she wasn’t able to do.” Wanger said she is continually wowed by her young SDMT co-stars. “Vocally, it’s very demanding, a lot of tight harmonies, all while dancing,” said Wanger. “I’m grateful to be playing an adult.” Tickets for “Footloose” can be purchased online at sdmt.org or by calling (858) 560-5740. The Birch North Park Theatre is located at 2891 University Avenue, San Diego, 92104.

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The Montano family kids with the Torrey Pines lacrosse team. Photos/McKenzie Images

TPHS Boys Lacrosse ‘adopts’ Jose Montano A ceremony was held Sept. 20 “adopting” Jose Montano into the Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team as an “Honorary Team Member.” The event was held at the Torrey Pines High School Library and included “Friends of Jaclyn” founder Denis Murphy. Jose was brought into the lives of the Boys Lacrosse Team through the “Friends of Jaclyn” program and Children’s Hospital. Jose is an 11-year-old boy who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in April of 2011. Jose has an amazing spirit and a passion for life. He touches the lives of everyone he meets simply with his smile. Jose’s biggest support includes his parents and five siblings. Jose and his family realize the support they have is how they have gotten through the toughest times of their lives. Jose recently completed his treatments at Children’s Hospital and is now cancer free. Torrey Pines High School was connected with Jose Montano and his family through the Friends of Jaclyn (FOJ) program and Foundation (www. friendsofjaclyn.net). The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation is inspired by Jaclyn Murphy who, in 2004, also had a malignant brain tumor (medulloblastoma). The Murphy

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family founded the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation in 2005 to improve the quality of life for children with pediatric brain tumors and their families. The Mission of the Friends of Jaclyn program is to improve the quality of life for children with pediatric brain tumors. The program is based on love, support and friendship between the child, the team, and the child’s family. The program pairs a child with a college or high school athletic team so the child can be involved with the team as much as possible. The child is “adopted” by the team and becomes an honorary team member. The gift is in the relationship. The child gains a new support network of loving friends and the team learns to see the world with new eyes. The Torrey Pines High School Lacrosse program, along with Denis Murphy, and the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, welcomes Jose and his family to the TP Lacrosse family. The Torrey Pines Lacrosse Team, friends and family will be walking to support Jose Montano at the Children’s Hospital Shamu Walk on Oct. 6. Visit www.shamuandyouwalk.kintera.org/teamfaith — Submission

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Del Mar Farmers Market awards eight scholarships in 2012

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Since the early 1990s, the Del Mar Farmers Market has awarded scholarships to students who are currently enrolled in higher education and either work at the physical market or behind the scenes during breaks from school. The Del Mar market is a non-profit organization, one of the few in the county. Each week participating vendors pay a small percentage of their margin to the market. In turn, the funds are used for the scholarship program and are awarded to a variety of community organizations, such as, the library, Community Connections, the new Safety Center and the Friends of the San Dieguito River Valley. This summer the market granted $7,000 in student scholarships. “This is one of my favorite things about being involved with the Farmers Market” said Lisa Renner, scholarship director, “With the soaring cost of education and the debt that these students carry post-college, it’s a privilege to provide a little financial assistance. All of these students help make our market a community treasure.” This year’s recipients include an owner/vendor, children or grandchildren of vendors, a spouse, and a fiancé of a vendor. Sonja Knowles, co-owner and operator of The Passionate Palate, bakes delicious cakes and pastries with her mother. Knowles, a senior at SDSU, will soon complete a BS in foods and nutrition, and hopes to expand her business and take more culinary courses. Sarah Jessica Parra, a family member of KG Growers, specializing in potted plants, recently said “The Del Mar Farmer’s Market scholarship program has made a huge impact on my college experience. It gives me the chance to focus more on school and less on the cost after I graduate. I’m very grateful for the board of directors who continue to be supportive of my education!” Parra is in her final year at UC Davis where she studies psychology and biology, and researches child memory and brain imaging. Elma Binuya, of Blue Heron Organic Produce, attends Kaplan University and studies nursing. Aracely Vega, of the Valdivia Farms, is in the Vista Adult Education Regional Occupations Program studying to be a phlebotomist. Aracely wrote, “I am very appreciative of this

(L-R) Del Mar Farmers Market Director of Public Relations Leslie Robson, Scholarship Director Lisa Renner, Scholarship recipients Aracely Vega and Sonja Knowles, previous recipient Jason Froelich, Market Manager Estela Maciel, Board President Nicole Holliday. Photos/McKenzie Images

things that a college student depends on throughout the semester. I greatly appreciate the scholarship because it allows me to focus harder on my studies and accomplish more in a short amount of time.” By shopping at the Del Mar Farmers Market you are not only getting the most fresh and delicious produce of the season, but you are also giving back to your community and supporting higher education. The market operates Saturdays, from 1-4 p.m., in the Del Mar City Hall parking lot between 10th and 11th, west of Camino Del Mar. Bring a reusable shopping bag and come hungry! Visit www.delmarfarmersmarket.org; Facebook: Del Mar Farmer’s Market; Twitter: @DMFamersMarket.

kind gesture as it will help finance my education.” Tyler “TJ” Wiesler, of Peggy’s Pasta, is a first-year student at Cal State San Marcos. David Lowry, of the French Cuisine is pursuing studies to become a physician assistant at Mt. St. Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. Two granddaughters of Annie Hogervorst, the egg vendor, Elena and Eva Nevarez, each received scholarships for the second year in a row. Elena is graduating in political science and has just completed an internship in Washington, D.C., and Eva is an art student at Cal State Long Beach. In the past, two other Hogervorst grandchildren have also received scholarships. Eva commented, “Without this scholarship it would be very difficult to pay for all the little

CHECK OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING Behold, America!: Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums MCASD La Jolla This groundbreaking exhibition offers an unrivalled opportunity to see American art from the Museum of Contemporary Art, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the Timken Museum of Art. Each institution will feature artwork following one of three themes: Figures, Forms, and Frontiers. Frontiers opened at MCASD on September 16. Don’t miss the Members’ Opening at all three institutions on Friday, November 9. 700 Prospect Street (858) 454-3541 www.mcasd.org

Shaolin Warriors Friday, October 19, 2012 at 8 p.m. Balboa Theatre Tickets: $67, $52, $37, $27 Voice of the Masters Known throughout the world for their martial arts prowess, these Kung Fu masters delight audiences of all ages as they perform fantastical feats one thought only possible in the movies. (858) 459-3728 www.LJMS.org

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Acoustic Evenings with Jefferson Jay have returned to the Athenaeum. Local San Diego legends will open the series. Jack Tempchin has co-written five multiplatinum hits for the Eagles, Hugh Gaskins will perform a bluesrock fusion on acoustic guitar, acoustic bottleneck slide, harmonica, and electric lead guitar, and Jeffrey Joe Morin will share his exemplary guitar and harmonica skills.

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San Germán is seasoned shrimp sautéed with butter, brandy and chunks of pineapple with a creamy wine sauce over a bed of arroz amarillo and served in a pineapple half.

Casa de Bandini ■ 1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad ■ (760) 634-3443 ■ casadebandini.com ■ The Vibe: Festive, casual, relaxed

■ Patio Seating: Yes ■ Take Out: Yes

■ Signature Dishes: Seafood Tostada, ■ Happy Hour: 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday Carne Asada Tampiqueña, San Germán ■ Hours: ■ Open Since: 2009 in Carlsbad • 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday ■ Reservations: No. Only for parties of 25 or more.

• 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday • 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday

The dining room has an open-beam ceiling, plenty of windows, wooden tables, and chairs featuring colorful Oaxacan/Zapotec weavings.

The Ceviche contains citrus-marinated shrimp with chopped tomato, cilantro, onion, cucumbers, avocado and serrano chili.

Casa de Bandini serves Mexican favorites as a feast for the senses BY KELLEY CARLSON trip to Casa de Bandini is like taking a vacation to Mexico — but without leaving your hometown. Previously located in Old Town, on the former homestead of Juan Bandini — a prominent San Diegan in the 1800s — the 32-year-old restaurant settled in at its current home in The Forum Carlsbad three years ago. Despite the move, “we brought the essence of Old Town to North County,” General Manager Gilbert Gastelum said. Much of the decor transferred with Casa de Bandini, including the bubbling, three-tiered fountain at the front of the establishment. Once guests walk through the front doors, they can detect the aromas of soft tortillas being freshly prepared at a station between the cantina and dining room. To the left of the entrance is the cantina, where customers can sit at high- or low-top tables, celebrate happy hour five nights a week, and watch sports on two TVs. The mirrored back bar displays wines and more than 30 tequilas, including Clase Azul — a brand that’s difficult to find in a restaurant. According to Gastelum, Casa de Bandini is one of only 10 restaurants in the country to offer it. The bar itself is fashioned of copper, with carved wooden rope detailing and moldings, and accented with oversized iron nails. Dangling from the ceiling are chandeliers in shapes such as stars, teardrops and globes. Against one of the walls is a large, 250-year-

A Carnitas a la Michoacan are morsels of pork served with tortillas, guacamole, salsa and beans. PHOTOS BY KELLEY CARLSON

Seafood Tostada is a combination of shrimp, crab, guacamole, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, avocado slices and lettuce, on top of two crispy tortillas.

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Each week you’ll find a recipe from the featured restaurant online at delmartimes.net Just click ‘Get The Recipe’ at the bottom of the story. ■ This week: Casa de Bandini’s Chicken Mango Quesadilla old, hand-carved, roll-top cabinet with handcrafted art and pottery. Directly beyond the entrance is the orange-and-rust-hued dining room with hand-painted stenciling. One of the walls showcases ornate gold-leaf Peruvian mirrors. The room feels spacious, as it has an openbeam ceiling and plenty of windows. Handpolished wooden tables and chairs featuring colorful Oaxacan/Zapotec weavings dot the Saltillo tile floor. Next to the dining room is the Sala de Santos (“Saints Room”), often the site of parties. It’s decorated with figurines and artifacts of saints and cultural folk art from Central American countries, canvas oil paintings of archangels Gabriel and Michael, and an ornate altar of the Virgin of Guadalupe. In the patio, guests can drink and dine among succulents, cacti, Mexican arid agaves and exotic tropical plants. Pink

bougainvillea frame the doorways, and bees and hummingbirds are frequent visitors of the fountains. Yellow-and-orange umbrellas provide shade over the black metal-framed tables, and heaters are nearby if it’s chilly. At night, strings of multicolored lights overhead add to the festivity. The energetic Cielito Lindo mariachi group performs 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tinku serenades guests 6-9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, and also performs its Andean rhythms and Latin American favorites from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. While evenings are lively, the daytime is more reserved and calm. The main menu is filled with more than 80 selections, including vegetarian, healthy and gluten-free options. Breakfast primarily consists of egg dishes. Among them are the Huevos Rancheros a la Bandini — fried eggs and corn tortillas with salsa española cheese, and grilled marinated top sirloin — and the Avocado Omelette Español with green chilies. Frequently ordered entrees include the Carnitas a la Michoacan, which are morsels of pork served with tortillas, guacamole, salsa and beans; Carne Asada Tampiqueña, composed of seasoned carne asada topped with mild green California chili and grilled onion; and the award-winning San Germán, which is seasoned shrimp sautéed with butter, brandy and chunks of pineapple and combined with a creamy wine sauce, over a bed of arroz amarillo, and served in a pineapple half.


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From hijacker to healer: At 81, author starts yoga studio in RSF BY CLAIRE HARLIN A Hungarian native who spent his first 25 years under an couple holds an informaoppressive Soviet-run communist regime, Frank Iszak risked his tional session about the wall life when he and six others hijacked a plane and flew it to free- every Sunday at 1 p.m., in which they suspend from dom in 1956, reaching a NATO base in West Germany, and ropes to demonstrate some three years later, the United States. It’s no wonder the local of the more than 300 wall man feels lucky to be here, and gives back through his nonprofit, Silver Age Yoga, which has been providing free, special- postures. Watching Iszak execute ized yoga instruction to seniors since 2003. “I owe that to this country, because it’s a privilege to have seemingly effortless maneubeen accepted into the free world,” said Iszak, 81. “That’s my vers on the yoga wall, one way of reciprocating. I never got paid for it and I put in a lot of would never think he was money and a lot of time, but it’s worth it to bring smiles to fac- diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease a year and a half ago. es that seldom crack a smile.” Iszak has excelled in many careers over the years, from be- He said although he can tell ing a reporter to a chemical engineer to owning a publishing that communication bebusiness. He taught martial arts for 30 years while working as a tween his muscles and brain private investigator — and he still takes on the occasional in- is not like it used to be, he firmly believes that yoga has vestigative assignment. His latest business venture, however, Serpil Iszak suspends from the yoga wall sprung from a passion he will carry the rest of his life — yoga. helped to stall the process — and he said the practice is while husband Frank watches. The two Three months ago, Iszak and his wife, Serpil, 56, opened his only medication. recently opened Rhythm Yoga & Dance in Rhythm Yoga & Dance at 16081 San Dieguito Rd. in Rancho “The muscles have their Rancho Santa Fe. Santa Fe’s Del Rayo Shopping Center (858-759-7590). The two PHOTOS: CLAIRE HARLIN started teaching yoga and Pilates together nearly 20 years ago, own memory, and that brain communication persoon after they met at a French restaurant in San Francisco, where Iszak lived most of his life. The two escaped the city life haps is less as effected than memories and emotions to settle in Rancho Bernardo in the mid 1980s, and they have it would be if I didn’t pracnever left him, and about tice yoga,” he said. “When furthered their knowledge of yoga ever since. Both attended seven years ago he traveled you keep moving the body, Duke Integrative Medicine’s intensive senior yoga therapy back to Hungary to fill in the body remembers.” training, and they developed their own senior yoga training the pieces, his research leadIszak also said he and program. The two also taught for 10 years at Carmel Valley’s his wife are research partners ing him to author the book Pacific Athletic Club. “Free for All to Freedom,” of the University of CaliforRhythm Yoga & Dance offers zumba and yoga-inspired which he published about a nia, San Diego, and they dance courses in addition to yoga training. In an effort to comyear and a half ago and is bine their expertise of therapeutic yoga and Pilates, the couple helped conduct a study available on Amazon.com. group recently at St. Michael has also installed a 120-bracket “yoga wall” at the studio, a He said a third of the book modern feature that sets it apart from most other facilities. The Catholic Church near Nadescribes the escape — the tional City that showed a hijackers’ forceful seizure at link between weight loss pistol point of a Hungarian thirds of the book explains why one would go to such and the attitude change that airliner. means to escape. results from practicing yoga. “There was a team of “It describes the conditions under oppressive regimes,” Iszak often thinks about he said, “what it’s like to be a slave in every sense of the his first 25 years of life living seven posing as passengers, escaping through the Iron Conner’s Cause for Children will hold its 19th annual in a totalitarian society, a word.” Curtain,” said Iszak, who is benefit gala, “Fall Fiesta,” on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 5:30 p.m., time when he said he was For more information on Silver Age Yoga, visit www.silcurrently working on a at Café Coyote in Old Town, San Diego. verageyoga.org, and for more information on the Iszaks’ “punished for what I Proceeds from this event will benefit families with the thought, let alone what I screenplay version. “We innew Rancho Santa Fe studio, visit www.rhythmyogaandmonumental task of caring for a child with a life threaten- said.” Never did he imagine vented hijacking. Nobody dance.com. ing illness. had done that before.” getting to the happy place Travel back in time for a taste of California History and The remaining twoin life where he is today. The traditional Mexican cuisine at Café Coyote in Old Town San Diego, the birthplace of California. The event will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, dinner and live auction. Conner was diagnosed with a fatal brain cancer when he was just 4 years old. In 10 months, his family had to cope with his diagnosis, treatment, death and thousands of dollars in medical bills. Conner passed away on July 18, 1994, but his legacy lives on in this foundation. “Assisting with care needs when you need a little help.” Order tickets online at www.connerscause.org. Special Early Bird pricing by Oct. 5: $95 per person. Regular ticket price: $110. Accepting auction donations. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, contact Karen Gliner (619) 540-1650 or go to www.connerscause.org.

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Beach and Country Guild to hold Dia Del Sol fundraiser for United Cerebral Palsy, San Diego

San Diego MODAvate to host a Women’s Wellness Expo benefitting Mental Health Systems

The Beach and Country Guild’s 43rd Annual Día Del Sol, “Strike a Pose,” will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The event promises to be a delectable luncheon fashion show sure to tantalize your palate and tickle your fancy! “Strike a Pose” will include incredible auction and drawing items from Tiffany, Hermès, Pelican Hill Resort, Gran Sueño Resort and the always-coveted “Dinner for 6 with the Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters.” This year’s gala celebrates with a special culinary menu created by Executive Chef Jesse Frost, which will give guests a scrumptious choice for their meal and a special champagne cocktail concocted by renowned sparkling author of The Bubbly Bar and soiree connoisseur, Maria Hunt. Guest will be treated to the “UCP Children’s Fashion Show,” sponsored by the Gap, and a designer runway fashion show with Mistress of Ceremonies Kimberly Hunt. Event proceeds go directly to United Cerebral Palsy, San Diego. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.beachandcountry.org/dia-del-sol/

San Diego Wellness Center, MODAvate, is hosting a Women’s Wellness Expo in honor of its one-year anniversary at its Carmel Valley location, on Saturday Sept. 29, from 1-4 p.m., with proceeds from the event benefitting Mental Health Systems. Both MODA by Sofia, a performance activewear company that designs products for real women and all their beautiful sizes, and Jazzercise by the Sea, are located at the center. The expo is being held at at 11722 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite E. San Diego, CA 92121. “MODAvate is a place that women can comfortably let loose and have a fun workout, nurture or regain their confidence, restore their spirit, and grow stronger through the connection of amazing women,” said owner Susan Massis Jentzsch. “This anniversary event brings together local businesses who are also working to make a difference as a resource to women and their families, and to lead happy healthy lives.” Mental Health Systems is a local non-profit that provides innovative and cost-effective mental health and drug and alcohol recovery services, will be the beneficiary of the event. They currently operate more than 85 community-based programs throughout California. Fifteen percent of the proceeds from each vendor at the Women’s Wellness Expo will go to Mental Health Systems. For more information about MODA by Sofia, please visit www.modabysofia.com. MODAvate is located at 11722 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite E. San Diego, CA 92121.

Cedros Avenue South Crossing merchants to hold Block Party Oct. 6

As a way of saying “thank you!” to their loyal customers, the merchants of Cedros Avenue South Crossing are throwing their first Block Party on Saturday Oct. 6, from 5-8 p.m. With the theme “Shop! Sip! Dine! Dance!”, the event will feature wine tastings, outdoor dancing with music by acclaimed Cuban “Combo Libertad!,” opportunity drawings, special discounts and exclusive shopping bonuses. Food for a small fee will be provided by gourmet food trucks Pizza Pazza and GreenGo. Wine tastings by Forte Wine Group and 12 Signs Winery. Cedros South Crossing, so named because it is the southerly most crossing in the Cedros Design District, features Passion Fine Jewelry, Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery, Coast Highway Photography, La Femme Chic Consignment Boutique, Weeds, Curve Couture, Cokas-Diko Home & Garden, Jill Courtemanche Millinery and Form & Function. Great design, art, jewelry, fashion and furnishings. The event is free, but you must RSVP to Facebook. com/cedrossouth.

La Jolla Music Society presents Shaolin Warriors Oct. 19 La Jolla Music Society opens its Special Events Series with a performance by the Shaolin Warriors at the historic Balboa Theatre on Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $27-$67 and are available through the La Jolla Music Society box office, (858) 459-3728 or online at www.LJMS.org.

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Gem Faire to be held in Del Mar Oct. 5-7 The Gem Faire returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Oct. 5-7. The event will be held at Bing Crosby Hall. More than 100 world renowned importers/exporters and manufacturers will be on site with the largest selection of fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals, findings and much more at incredibly low prices. For more information, visit www.gemfaire.com or contact Gem Faire, Inc. at 503-252-8300 or email: info@gemfaire.com. Hours are Friday, noon-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $7, valid for the entire weekend. Free validated parking.

Young singers to audition for the Metropolitan Opera More than 20 young aspiring opera stars are expected to compete for the chance to end up on the stage of New York’s Metropolitan Opera. For the 54th time in as many years, the San Diego District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) will hold auditions on Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Crill Performance Hall in the Cooper Music Center at Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive, San Diego. The public is invited to hear these possible “stars of tomorrow.” A donation of $5 is suggested. The event is expected to last until mid-afternoon. These nationwide auditions provide an opportunity for young singers to be heard by veterans in the field of opera. The auditions are sponsored by the MONC with the expressed aim of discovering new talent for the Metropolitan Opera and assisting the singers in their professional development. For additional information, please contact one of the San Diego District Co-directors: Carol and Ted McLaughlin, 619-460-3167, or Karen Pennix, 619- 921-0990; www.sdmonc. org.

Holly Smith Jones, Division 2 (Solana Beach) The rising cost of water for the Santa Fe Irrigation District (SFID) is a concern for each and every ratepayer. Water rates in the past 5 years (FY2006-FY2011) have increased 94%. Large users like the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club are already digging wells on their property to remediate the growing cost of water. Gardens that were once lush and green have dried, not only from our summer heat, but reduced water usage. In just the last couple of years, the community has already reduced water consumption to meet the 20% reduction target set by the State for the year 2020—but, without addressing overhead and pension costs, our rates continue to rise! We believe there are enough cost reduction opportunities available to operate SFID in a downsized mode, without adversely impacting the mission of SFID to provide reliable delivery of quality water to its customers. Consider that in just 3 years administrative costs have increased from $2.4M to $3.5M, an increase of 46%. Gruzdowich and Smith Jones want to work with the SFID to tackle the hard issues that must be addressed to maintain the affordability of water. As a show of their fiscal responsibility both of these candidates have committed to opt out of the “free” Board health, dental, and vision plan that costs the district approximately $16,000 per Board member. It is an honor and community service to sit on the SFID Board—ratepayers, our own neighbors, should not be asked to pay for health related benefits especially as most of us have access to active or retiree benefits from our employers. We encourage your support and vote for Greg Gruzdowich in Division 1 and Holly Smith Jones in Division 2 on your absentee ballot or on November 6 at the polls.

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Del Mar Taste & Stroll set for Oct. 7, tickets on sale now BY CLAIRE HARLIN One of Del Mar’s most popular events of the year is almost here. The Del Mar Village Association (DMVA) on Oct. 7 will hold its annual Taste & Art Stroll, a free event for those only wishing to view the art, and a ticketed event for those wanting to taste samples from 29 local restaurants. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the event. Camino Del Mar will be closed down from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. to let event-goers stroll the Village, a practice that’s been in effect for the past six years to accommodate the growth of the event. (The tasting portion of the event runs from 1-4 p.m.) DMVA Executive Director Jen Grove said the event started out small and has grown to bring out between 4,000 and 7,000 attendees (unticketed guests are hard to quantify). There is room for about 700 in the restaurant stroll, and that portion of the event is capped to ease pressure on the local restaurants. This year’s event will feature 75 to 100 artists, more than any other previous year, as well as several music acts. For the first time, the event will include a large stage set up on the south

end of Camino Del Mar featuring local jazz artist Peter Sprague. “We’ve never had a big stage like this,” said Grove. “We did it to energize the south end of town and make sure people go all the way down to 11th Street.” New restaurants featured this year include the Oceanview Bar & Grill at Hotel Indigo, Sip at Flavor del Mar and the Brigantine, which has not participated in several years but will this year. PrepKitchen is also up and running and will be serving up samples. The other 25 restaurants involved have been loyal participants for years. “It’s a great way for them to showcase what their restaurant has to offer,” Grove said. Canine guests will also get the special treatment. Each dog will get a free bandanda, and there will “doggie tastes” set up at SmashBurger, Frustrated Cowboy, Willis Allen, Julie Beachwear, Dexter’s Deli and Cafe Secret. For more information or to buy tickets, visit taste.delmarmainstreet.com.

A 3-D chalk drawing (top) and birds from Free Flight (right) were only some features of last year’s Taste & Stroll event. PHOTOS: CLAIRE HARLIN

North Coast Symphony’s ‘Fun, Favorites, Fantasies’ is Oct. 21, 23 The North Coast Symphony, under the direction of Daniel Swem, presents “Fun, Favorites, Fantasies” on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Seacoast Community Church, 1050 Regal Road, Encinitas. The program includes Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy,” Rossini’s “William Tell Overture,” and Saint-Saen’s “Danse Macabre.” The suggested donation is: general $10, students/seniors $8, family $25 maximum. More information is available from the church office, 760-753-3003, or from the orchestra website www.northcoastsymphony. com. The orchestra is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation.


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Carmel Valley couple takes visitors to 19th century through Old Town music program BY KAREN BILLING For more than 20 years, Carmel Valley residents Harry and June Goldenberg have been taking visitors on a trip back through time, singing in the parlor of the Casa de Estudillo in Old Town State Historic Park. Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon, the couple offers up a slice of what life was like in the parlor in 19th century America. “What we do is educate and entertain,” said Harry, who plays the harmonica to accompany June on piano. “I’m a ham, I love to perform.” In Old Town, Estudillo is one of a handful of historic sites in the park. Estudillo is an adobe house built in 1827, one of the first buildings built in the city. The original adobe was restored in 1910. Harry and June set up shop in the parlor, known as the “sala.” “It’s a step back in time,” June said. June is a classically trained pianist with a master’s degree in ethnomusicology. While living in New York, she took on a project at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Long Island, researching the songs that were sung in the 19th cen-

tury parlors. Once the project was complete, she ran the music program for the guests. When the couple moved to San Diego in 1990, June immediately contacted Old Town San Diego to find out about its music program. Finding there was none, June offered her services and was very well received. A year later Harry, a retired advertising sales representative, joined her in the singing and to accompany her on harmonica. The pair dress in traditional costumes; June in full-skirted dresses and Harry in a coat and top hat. Both take on the roles of early San Diego settlers: June plays Sarah Robinson and Harry transforms into Louis Rose. Robinson came on a wagon train from Texas with Rose, who was the first Jewish man to come to San Diego. It took eight months to reach California by wagon and at one point Robinson was captured by Indians. They talk about how in 1855 there was no electricity and how the parlor is where people would have to entertain themselves with

Carmel Valley residents June and Harry Goldenberg perform a historical music program in Old Town San Diego. activities such as knitting, playing games and, especially, singing. June said

music that came into the parlor in the 1850s represented a wide variety, from

military songs to French songs to the popular Stephen Foster songs, such as “Oh! Susanna,” “Camptown Races” and “Beautiful Dreamer.” Harry said in those days, playing an instrument was a very important talent to have. “Girls played the piano to show they were accomplished and to get a husband,” Harry said. “Boys played the violin and most of the mouth instruments because it wasn’t ladylike for women to play them.” The most fun the Goldenbergs have had over the years was when the Old Town School was working. During that time, the sala would be filled with students who were very interested in the history and keen to sing along to songs like “Yankee Doodle” and “Skip to my Lou.” While the Old Town School has ceased operations, they still get school visitors, typically fourth graders who are studying California history. Entertaining children is something the Goldenbergs’ particularly enjoy. “Have you ever sat in front of a room full of first graders, all with their teeth

missing?” June said. “When they enter the parlor I’d say ‘You have left the year 2012 and you’re now in the year 1855.’ There’s a difference in the silence when I say that and I always love that moment when suddenly we’re in a different place.” Visitors from all over the world have come to Old Town and the couple has been surprised by how the songs of the 19th century are still known today. “One of the songs the whole world knows is the ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic’,” Harry said. “Even people who don’t speak English.” June said Japanese visitors love to hear “Auld Lang Syne”—they have different lyrics for the tune and it is commonly heard at graduations and at the end of the day. When June starts playing, Japanese tourists all begin to sing. Music, the couple has found, is an international language that brings people together. Casa de Estudillo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Learn more about visiting Old Town San Diego at oldtownsandiegoguide. com/

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Arts Alive event set for Oct. 6 in Solana Beach BY CLAIRE HARLIN If you have strolled along the Solana Beach Coastal Rail Trail, you’ve likely noticed the large, round Sunburst of Color stained glass installation that’s permanently situated there. Created by Amber Irwin, the piece is one of many indicators around town that Solana Beach loves the arts. On Oct. 6, from noon-4 p.m., the city will hold its biggest art festival of the year — Arts Alive — and Irwin, as she has every year, will be presenting a temporary installation as part of a group exhibition that defines the event each year with a new theme. Irwin illustrated this year’s “Urban Gardens” theme with a large, mosaic “Arbol de Vida” — meaning “tree of life” — which she installed Sept. 19 on the fence of the Coastal Rail Trail. Twelve other Southern California artists, many from Solana Beach, join her in the project. “This event is so unique compared to any other art event I’ve seen,” said Irwin, adding that the performing arts component really makes it stand out. Event-goers will get to see six musical acts, two theater performances, a troupe of stilt walkers, and two dance groups at the event, which will start at Lomas Santa Fe and travel north to the San Elijo Lagoon. The event always features a “creation station” in which kids and adults can take part in a hands-on art project. In light of Solana Beach’s recent plastic bag ban, this year’s project will be reusable grocery bag decorating. The Bag

Chocolate and wine pairings benefit The Cardiovascular Disease Foundation 10th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Powerhouse, 1700 Coast Boulevard, Del Mar. The event will feature chocolate and wine pairings, light hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and live jazz. Cost is $75 per person. Contact: 760-730-1471; http:// www.cvdf.org; engerer@cvdf.org

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Dancers from Canyon Crest Academy perform at last year’s Arts Alive on the Coastal Rail Trail.

Below: Amber Irwin installs her garden fence installation on Sept. 19. PHOTOS: CLAIRE HARLIN

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Architect exchanges drafting for watercolor, holds first show in Del Mar BY CLAIRE HARLIN In his more than 40 years of working as an architect, Del Mar resident Don Coordt excelled by virtue of being precise and detailoriented, because any architect knows problems can arise if specifications aren’t spelled out to a tee. “You have to get it close to 100 percent before it goes out the door,” said Coordt, who operated a small firm in Sorrento Valley for 20 years. But Coordt has scaled down his work load to focus on a passion that doesn’t require him to carry errors and omissions insurance — watercolor painting — and his first exhibition is on display through the end of October at the Del Mar Art Center Gallery of Fine Art, located at 1555 Camino Del Mar in the Del Mar Plaza. Coordt was introduced to watercolor as somewhat of a technical skill in architecture school at Berkeley. Now he’s trying to “become more loose” in his application and approach, turning the skill into an art that’s open-ended, spanning far beyond the parameters of architectural renderings. He’s painting vibrant landscapes of sentimental places he’s visited, as well as a number of special local landmarks — Powerhouse Park, Del Mar Dog Beach

and Carmel Valley’s I-56 countrylike bike path, to name a few. His local renditions are available for sale at the Del Mar Art Center gallery, and his work is also on display at the San Diego Watercolor Society gallery in Point Loma’s Liberty Station. Not to mention, he serves on the board of the local Coastal Artists group, a nonprofit that showcases its members calls for exhibition space at the website www.coastal-artists.org. The group will be having upcoming shows at both the Encinitas Library and the La Vida Del Mar retirement community in Solana Beach. “I’ve really got my plate full,” Coordt said. It’s not the first time Coordt has dove full force into an art he’s passionate about, and a proof of that is a five-tier shelf in his home filled with dozens of his colorful, handmade ceramic pots. He picked up that skill, as well as stoneware, by taking night classes at San Dieguito High School, and he said he has made so many pieces that he donates them or gives them away to friends. Coordt doesn’t consider his shift into the visual arts a retirement — actually, he doesn’t even like the word “retirement” at all. He said he is simply making a transition, and he continues to serve

the needs of past clients when necessary. In his years as an architect, Coordt’s clients included Dixieline ProBuild, formerly known as Dixieline Lumber Co., Frost Hardwood Lumber Company and Jack in the Box. He also completed a $2.5 million construction project at Solana Beach’s St. James Parish about a decade ago. Coordt has been a member of the Del Mar Art Center since 2007, excluding a sabbatical of about two years. The center has 35 members and operates like a cooperative, with each member paying dues and hanging fees to hep pay for the space. Each member volunteers in the shop twice a month and helps at various openings in exchange for gallery space. Members are diverse in their different artistic mediums, ranging from paint to sculpture to jewelry. Coordt said he sells about a painting a month there, in addition to greeting cards featuring his local watercolor scenes on them. Coordt said he often gets requests for commission work such as painting someone’s house or recreating an original he has already done, but he usually turns down such requests. “I have to be inspired by [what I paint],” he said, adding

Longtime Del Mar resident Don Coordt’s artwork will be on display at the Del Mar Art Center gallery through the end of October. PHOTO: CLAIRE HARLIN

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‘Battle of the Dad Bands’ Del Mar Heights’ PTA held its fall kick-off fundraiser “Battle of the Dad Bands” Sept. 22 at the Belly Up Tavern. Three Del Mar Heights “Dad Bands” battled it out, rock n’ roll style, followed by a Dad Jam Session. The event also included dinner, dancing and a live auction. PTA uses funds raised from this event to pay for mini-grants for teachers, technology, assemblies, and social events. Photos/McKenzie Images

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Pacific Ridge School students Paige Miller and Bobby Wright of Carmel Valley were part of prestigious programs and internships in the field of engineering this summer. Paige participated in the Smith College Summer Science and Engineering Program, a four-week residential program for exceptional young women with strong interests in science, engineering and medicine. Each July, select high school students from across the country and abroad come to Smith College to do hands-on research with Smith faculty in the life and physical sciences, and in engineering. Some of the finest researchers and teachers in the world, the Smith educators provide an environment that is challenging, cooperative and rich in role models Bobby Wright for young women interested in pursuing scientific fields. Bobby began his summer by attending EPIC (Engineering Possibilities in College) Camp at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and followed up with an internship with Metavana. EPIC teaches students about engineering and allows them to experience hands-on lab work in a university atmosphere. Upon returning from the one-week summer program, Bobby began work as an intern at Metavana, a San Francisco-based services company that provides intelligence to corporate clients to better manage their social reputation and make product and service improvements.

The Seany Foundation celebrates five years of fighting cancer at Oct. 13 event On Saturday, Oct. 13, from 6-10 p.m.,The Seany Foundation will gather nearly 200 of San Diego’s most influential community members at the Del Mar Country Club to celebrate its “5th Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration.” If history is any judge, the event is sure to be entertaining—with cocktails, live entertainment, silent and live auctions, and gourmet cuisine. This year will be particularly exciting as is expected to mark The Seany Foundation’s one-millionth dollar raised to help fight childhood cancer! Also, the annual Seany Community Service Award will be presented to Lori Iaquinta. Pre-registration tickets for Celebration cost $150 per person or $1,500 per table of 10. Proceeds go toward vital research initiatives and life-enhancing programs for children battling cancer. To register, or for more event details, visit http://www.theseanyfoundation.org/celebration. Celebration 2012 sponsors include: Variety, the Children’s Charity of Southern California; Medical Center Pharmacy; Eddy Pump; Kleinfelder; CustomerCentric Selling; and Alfonsi Railroad. For sponsorship information, visit www.theseanyfoundation.org/celebration-sponsor. The Del Mar Country Club is located at 6001 Clubhouse Drive, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067.

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts to host 2012 Butterfly Ball to benefit children with physical deformities Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a San Diego nonprofit that provides no-cost reconstructive procedures to children born with physical deformities, will be hosting its 2012 Butterfly Ball benefit on Oct. 20. Attendees will enjoy a rock ‘n’ roll evening featuring Neil Diamond cover band Super Diamond, live and silent auctions, delicious food and drink, and heartwarming presentations by Fresh Start patients and staff – all to help give disadvantaged children a brighter future and a fresh start in life. Festivities will begin with a silent auction and cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. Those who are attending are asked to don their best rockin’ attire and come hungry and thirsty as they help transform the lives of children both in the US and internationally through their donations. “The Butterfly Ball will be a fantastic opportunity to bring together people, food, fun and entertainment – all for a great cause,” said Michelle Pius, director of Major Gifts at Fresh Start. “We look forward to hosting a lively event that will give disadvantaged children born with physical deformities a chance to improve the quality of their lives forever.” Tickets range from $275 for an individual ticket to $25,000 for the highest level of table sponsorship. There will also be different live auctions including: a vacation to Los Cabos, a private dining experience for six at Fleming’s Steakhouse, a Corum Admiral’s Cup Watch, a celebrity golf experience, and a “you call it” dream vacation for two. One hundred percent of the proceeds at the Butterfly Ball will go directly towards Fresh Start’s medical programs. This year, Fresh Start is hoping to raise over $100,000. For more information about Fresh Start Surgical Gifts or to buy tickets to the 2012 Butterfly Ball please contact Amanda Thompson at (760) 448-2018 or visit www.freshstart.org. Space is limited.

Acclaimed UCSD author Sam Popkin to speak at Oct. 4 event In a preview for the 2012 San Diego Jewish Book Fair, national Presidential campaign analyst and UCSD Professor Sam Popkin will, on Oct. 4, present his in-depth and timely insights from his new book “The Candidate — What it takes to Win — and Hold — the White House.” Lecture and discussion begins 7 p.m. in the Samuel & Rebecca Astor Judaica Library, Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037. Tickets ($8 members, $10 non-members) are available at http://tickets.lfjcc.org/ or call 858-362-1348. Get the real inside scoop on the Presidential race just 30 days before the General Election! This exciting and detailed “insider’s tour” compares the wins and losses of recent campaigns and where we might be headed in November. Hear about the entertaining characters and lively stories from campaigns past, up to the ongoing 2012 campaign. Understand how and why presidential campaigns succeed-and why they fail.


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Anxiety is never funnier than when ‘Mistakes Were Made’ BY DIANA SAENGER One man’s obsession for staging a show about The French Revolution soon turns into a frenzied mania that just might be his undoing in “Mistakes Were Made,” having its West Coast premiere at Cygnet Theatre through Oct. 21. Under the direction of Shana Wride, San Diegobased actor Phil Johnson tackles Craig Wright’s zany script. It’s a challenge, but Johnson has the skills to pull it off. His credits include Broadway’s “Les Miserables,” touring productions of “Les Miz” and “Miss Saigon,” “Putnam County Spelling Bee,” “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” and many more. His work as a standup comedian, roles in films and TV, as well as his experience in writing, producing and heading comedy shows all across the country (including his original solo plays, like “Say Cheese”),

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have earned Johnson awards and recognition. All of which have helped him identify with this character. “Felix isn’t very far from me,” Johnson said. “I think every performer ends up chasing after things. Because acting is a weird life, you end up approaching things as a little bit of your own personal salesman. “This play is a funny look at obsession from an American point of view, and how far some will go to get that one thing they really want.” Because Felix is having

difficulty in getting what he wants, he goes out on a limb and is in danger of falling. “He’s a theater producer so how big a consequence can he get into?” Johnson said. “But Felix gets into big trouble when he becomes so desperate he attempts to raise money overseas.” Getting in over one’s head and reaching desperate measures is something today’s audiences can relate to. “Exactly. Felix is very much a person of today,” Johnson said. “We’re all on smart phones and finding ways to jam more work into every crevice of our lives. It’s a tough thing to look at your own life and ask, ‘when is it really enough?’ Felix works hard and makes work the absolute ultimate of his life to the detriment of everything else around him.” Misguided ambition has dire consequences as Felix eventually discovers.

But can he rebound? “The story gets complicated, but everything Felix does, he feels justified in doing,” Johnson said. “He ends up losing everything that’s important to him, including his family.” A lot of humor and a character with a good heart is what Johnson found intriguing about this story. “Because it’s based on a theatrical production, it has very funny elements to laugh at like actors, producers, movie stars, and divas. “I think Felix is smart and essentially a sweet guy. He’s not doing this for the money. He’s doing it for his self-respect and for something he wants very badly – to have a play on Broadway. “The story is not cliché at all. Felix is his own creation; a smart New Yorkertype, who is also a feeling and caring fellow, and that’s what gets him into trouble sometimes. But we care for him, too, and when he falls, we fall with him.”

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Bixby & Ball to celebrate two-year anniversary at Oct. 4 event

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Bixby & Ball, the coastal lifestyle boutique on Cedros Avenue, is hosting a “Mix & Mingle Extravaganza” to celebrate its two-year anniversary on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6-9 p.m. Cohosted by San Diego-based Stylist and Blogger Mrs. Lilien, the event is open to the public and will feature two signature cocktails from her brand new “Cocktail Swatchbook,” along with music, bites and book-signing activities. Bixby & Ball is located at 214 S. Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach; www.BixbyandBall.com

Rotarians get ‘Quacked Up’: Del Mar Rotary Club brings back the Quack for 4th Annual Chili & Quackers Event BY EMILY FIGUEIREDO, PUBLICITY CHAIR Who wants to win an iPad? How about witness thousands of rubber ducks swimming at the beach? Or taste a chili concoction made by local firefighters? This is not a contest for the most bizarre bucket list; this is the 4th Annual Chili & Quackers Challenge presented by the Rotary Club of Del Mar. On Oct. 20, all of these crazy questions will come together for one afternoon of free fun for all, Del Mar sun and supporting the community. The Chili & Quackers event began four years ago with the idea that Del Mar Rotarians wanted to host a community event that was fun for all ages. We knew we wanted it to be free, unique and a visible display of how much fun our club has while giving back. Thus, The Chili & Quackers Challenge was born! The event is held from 3-6 p.m. at Powerhouse Park and will include something for everyone. For those wanting to bring the family over to the park, there will be games for children, face painting by Pinky’s Big Top, fun hair design by Vickie Lavanty Salon and live musical entertainment. In addition, the chili cook-off will provide delicious and unique flavors to try. Each year the chili entries get more creative and more competitive with new ingredients, fun themes, costumed chefs and family recipes to delight your palate. Please visit our website to sign up as a chili chef and enter your stew for the big win! On top of the family activities, chili tastings and a beer and wine garden, the real star of the show will be the ducky derby. Anyone can “adopt a ducky” that will swim in the ocean during the event thanks to support from the Del Mar Lifeguards. If the ducky with your number swims in first, you will win a fabulous prize! Prizes include an iPad, iPod Touch, Kindle, certificates for dining in Del Mar, Turf Club access at the races, a flat screen TV, autographed shirts by the Chargers and the U.S. Women’s Olympic Soccer Team, and so much more! Visit www.chiliandquackers.com to enter this fun opportunity drawing today. We would love to partner with you or your business for this event. Thank you to our sponsors who have already committed their support, especially our Very Important Duck Partner The Fish Market Del Mar. We also thank Steigerwald-Dougherty, Elevated Search, Coldwell Banker with Sharyn Daly, State Farm with Val Myers, Jim Watkins and Stratford Square, Flavor Del Mar, Monty Woolley and Dr. Frederick Wallace. Join us on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Powerhouse Park for all of the fun and visit www.chiliandquackers.com to adopt your duck, become a sponsor, sign up to cook chili, learn more about our charitable beneficiaries and receive all of the event details.

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Optimist Club Installation Dinner The Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club held its Installation Banquet Sept. 22. In addition to an Officer Installation Ceremony, the event featured a potluck dinner. The Optimists’ mission is to develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the “Optimist Creed”: “To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs, inspire respect for law, and friendship among all people. To aid, and encourage the development of youth, and to give of one’s self in service to other’s in our communities.” For more information, visit / www.optimistdelmarsolanabeach. com. Photos/McKenzie Images

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In the Battle of the Bulge: Slow and steady wins the diet race The Kitchen Shrink

BY CATHARINE KAUFMAN “The bestsellers are cookbooks and the second best are diet books; how not to eat what you’ve just learned how to cook.” — Andy Rooney We have become a nation enamored with fad and trendy diets for decades. Think Dr. Atkins’ exclusive carnivorous smorgasbord, the Paleolithic Hunter-Gatherer “Caveman” Diet, The Zone, The Martini Diet, low fat, low salt, low sugar, low carb, low food. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has the latest stats on the weight-loss scene. Here’s

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TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Ana Salcedo ďŹ led a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name Sophia V. Morales to Proposed Name Sophia V. Davis. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must ďŹ le a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely ďŹ led, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: Oct. 12, 2012 Time: 8:20 a.m, Dept 8. The address of the court is 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each

week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, Carmel Valley News. Date: Aug. 29, 2012. Robert J. Trentacosta Judge of the Superior Court CV401, Sep. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012-023031 Fictitious Business Name(s): Salon Radius 2 Located at: 512 Dia La Valle, Ste. 100, Solana Beach, CA, San Diego County, 92075. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The ďŹ rst day of business was 7/17/2012. This business is hereby registered by the following: MC Salon Inc., 512 Dia La Valle #100, Solana Beach, CA, 92075, California. This statement was ďŹ led with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 08/29/2012. Michael Coury. DM735, Sep. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 2012

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Scott Union reconnects to La Jolla with highest price condo sale in town’s history Is the real estate market recovering? That seems to be the question of the day since

sales

activity

began picking up earlier this

year.

Well,

the

an-

swer seems to be a resounding YES! Scott Union of Union West Real Estate has been involved in 30 percent (three

out of 10)

of

$4,000,000

the over

sales this year according to Sandicor MLS

includ-

ing the largest residential condo sale (photos at left) in

La

Jolla’s

Coast

history

on

Boulevard

for

$6,200,000 Union began his real estate the

career

street

at

just

down

321

Coast

Boulevard in 1980, initially as a sales person and later as Director of Marketing and Sales at Casa De La Playa. After moving his office to Rancho Santa

Carmel Valley News, Del Mar Times & Solana Beach Sun

Fe in 1995 he lost touch

CAUGHT ON CAMERA

with the La Jolla market until

returning

with

a

flourish this year as evidenced

by

$4,600,000 Farms on

Community Contest

sales in

of

La

and

Jolla

$4,100,000

Lookout

Drive

addition

to

-setting

$6,200,000

the

in

record on

Coast Blvd. Union

BEST

vious

says

market

“in

pre-

downturns

La Jolla seemed to always lead

the

other

markets

back, so I felt I was important

VACATION PHOTO

to

reconnect

with

my

La Jolla

and

take

advantage

roots

the

excellent values cur-

of

rently available, especially in the higher price points. With

the

stock

market

nearly back to it’s original value, bonds returning low

enter at www.delmartimes.net

for a chance to win our grand prize giveaway.

yields with ever

increas-

ing

deposits

risks,

bank

paying sub 1 percent and gold well over $1,500 an ounce

the smart money

is returning to real estate.” Union can be reached

Go to www.delmartimes.net and click on the online contest photo player to enter your submission. Enter as often as you like. See site for rules and guidelines. Winning photo will be selected by editors based in part by the number of page views per photo - so get your friends to click on the contest link of your photo.

at 858-756-0362 ,Ext #1; www.unionwestrealestate. com

This condo on Coast Boulevard sold for $6,200,000.


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September 27, 2012 PAGE B27

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$979,000 5BR/3BA

13016 Chambord Way Charles & Farryl Moore-Coldwell Banker

Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 395-7525

$1,029,888 5BR/4.5BA

5427 Foxhound Way Kent Dial-Coldwell Banker

Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 336-2828

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for San Diego County

$1,100,000 5BR/4BA

10891 Cloverhurst Way Devon Boulon-Coldwell Banker

and Temecula Valley.

DEL MAR

Mike Habib, Mary Heon, Jeff Jenkel, Richard Jensen, Linda Kirkorian, Delma Lamando, Eric Matz Team, Portia Metras, Afton Miller, Saied Mojabi, Linda Moore, Rossana Pestana & Associates, Kim Schmidt, Suzanne Stacy, Michael Seddigh and Maureen Tess. “These agents have helped Coldwell Banker establish a legacy as the nation’s leading real estate brokerage rooted in trust, integrity and expert market knowledge,” said Marty

Marty Conrad

Conrad, senior vice president and general sales manager of

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage recently announced the recipients of the company’s Outstanding Performance Award for the

REAL ESTATE SHOWCASE

month of August. The coveted

award

recognizes

OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND September 29 & 30 1-4 pm

agents within San Diego County who meet and exceed

exceptionally

high

transaction goals while providing unparalleled client service. It is a very special honor exemplifying the high level

of

professionalism,

consistency and productivity for which Coldwell Bank-

CARMEL VALLEY

CARMEL VALLEY

JUST REDUCED Palacio Del Mar Beauty MLS #120043638 $100,000 in upgrades. Luxurious Carpet; Exceptional Spa-Like Master Bath. Beautiful High End Kitchen Cabinets & Appliances. Carmel Valley’s Unique Resort-Style Living; Pool, Spa, Clubhouses,Unlimited free Golf & Tennis, On-site Fitness Trainer, Swim classes, playgrounds, and more...

er is renowned. Recipients of the presti-

Cathi Marinello

| MARINELLO & ASSOCIATES Realty Investments & Prop. Mgmt. | 30 Years of Professional Service Cell: 619-277-1250 | Voted San Diego’s 5 Star Realtor | CA DRE # 01347417

HOME OF THE WEEK Oceanside, CA Live just 200 feet from a sandy beach and enjoy life with this St. Malo style French Normandy home on an oversized lot that is fully fenced. Ocean views and privacy abound at this estate quality home with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 3,523 square feet of beach close paradise! The ultra-private backyard features an in-ground vanishing edge pool/spa with a full tile inlaid design of a mermaid. Designed for fun and function, this home has a special place for everyone from the commanding master suite, guest house, ocean views and pool/spa, BBQ area.

Offered at $2,200,000

Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (858) 335-2008

DEL MAR

$795,000 3BR/2BA

13795 Durango Drive Chris Cooper-Cooper & Assoc

$875,000 3BR/3BA

13572 Caminito Carmel Jeff Kane-Coldwell Banker

$899,000 1BR/2BA

1552 Camino Del Mar #601 Kyle Belding-Del Mar Realty Assoc

$999,999 3BR/2BA

14216 Recuerdo Toni Cieri-RE/MAX Distinctive

Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (858) 229-4911

$1,695,000 5BR/3.75BA

13785 Nogales Dr. Debbie Carpenter-P.S. Platinum

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 794-9422

$1,925,000 5BR/4.5BA

13676 Mira Montana Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Joseph & Diane Sampson-Sampson CA Realty (858) 699-1145

$2,250,000 3BR/4BA

134 Little Orphan Alley Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm W. Ramp- Host M. McDonald-Prudential CA Realty (619) 665-4614

$2,895,000 4BR/4.5BA

118 11th Street Brett Combs-PS Platinum

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 583-4714

$2,995,000 4BR/3.5BA

2061 Gatun Street Brett Combs-PS Platinum

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 583-4714

$2,995,000-$3,495,000 4BR/3BA

153 25th Street Dane Soderberg-PS Platinum

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 337-1417

$3,995,000 4BR/3.5BA

2081 Gatun Street Brett Combs-PS Platinum

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 583-4714

Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 356-9118 Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (760) 518-4900 Sat/Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (858) 525-2291

RANCHO SANTA FE

Rancho Santa Fe

La Creme de la Creme

Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (619) 277-1250

$910,000 3BR/3BA

8251 Santaluz Village Green North Kip Boatcher-Willis Allen

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 353-5391

$1,085,000 4BR/3BA

3921 Avenida Brisa Shannon Biszantz-Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (619) 417-4655

$1,790,000 4BR/5BA

7828 Santaluz Inlet Eileen Anderson-Willis Allen

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 245-9851

$1,799,000 4BR/4.5BA

8245 The Landing Way Ashley Roberts-Prudential CA Realty

$1,899,000 4BR/5BA

14656 Encendido Eileen Anderson-Willis Allen

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 245-9851

$1,990,000-$2,450,000 4BR/5.5BA

6619 La Valle Plateada Bill Talbott-The Sterling Company

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (760) 285-5137

$2,595,000 5BR/5BA

6550 Paseo Delicias Michael Gallagher-Prudential CA Realty

$2,774,000 5BR/6BA

8220 Caminito Santaluz East Eileen Anderson-Willis Allen

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 245-9851

$3,495,000 4BR/4.5BA

6515 La Valle Plateada Bruce Smitham-Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 922-2731

$3,695,000-$3,750,000 5BR/6BA

5859 Linea Del Cielo Susan Loban-Prudential CA Realty

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 204-9481

$3,985,000 6BR/6.5BA

15852 The River Trail Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm J. Greene/hosts: S. & P. Linde-Prudential CA Realty (760) 585-5824

$5,450,000 5BR/5.5BA

18011 Avenida Alondra Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm K. Ann Brizolis/host: T. Kohn-Prudential CA Realty (858) 756-6355

Solana Beach $1,424,500 4BR/2.5BA

Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (619) 559-0571

Sat/Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (858) 259-3100

SOLANA BEACH 158 Via de la Valle Barbara Maguire-Pacific Shores Real Estate

Sat/Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 242-9456

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$1,495,000

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