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October 2010

On the Internet at www.MissionValleyNews.com

Volume IV – Number 10

Proposition D - City of San Diego Half Cent Sales Tax Increase San Diego City Council Measure Sets Stage for Political Tug of War on November Ballot Takes Action to Move

Forward on Important Walking Trail Section in Mission Valley

Artwork credit: André Lalias

By Rob Hutsel, Exec. Director. of the San Diego River Park Foundation

Yes On D: A 'Make-Or-Break' Measure

No On D: A Blank Check Tax Increase

By Marti Emerald

By Carl DeMaio

What kind of city do we want? What quality of life? What level of safety and vital services? These are sobering questions we must all answer as we consider our vote on Proposition D, the half-cent sales tax on San Diego's November ballot. Your Mayor and City Council did not take the decision to place this issue on the ballot lightly. The Council thought long and hard before agreeing to put this new revenue proposal to voters. But the hard truth is: mismanagement of the past has now placed our city in a make-orbreak position. Past Councils and Mayors underfunded and overcommitted employee pensions, spent first and never balanced the taxpayers' checkbook. Add to this debacle, the worst economy since the Great Depression and annual raids on our city's till by Sacramento. Combined, San Diego, like most communities across the nation, is struggling to make ends meet by laying off workers and cutting deeply into services. But pointing fingers at the past does not fix today's problem. The city has bills to pay. Now.

This November, voters will be asked to vote on Proposition D, which would authorize a five year half-a-billiondollar tax increase for the City of San Diego. City politicians and labor unions - the same individuals who have created the city's financial problems and fought fiscal reforms for years - are backing Prop D. They claim you should trust them with more money or they will cut your services. In contrast, leading taxpayer advocates and government watchdogs all oppose Prop D for many reasons - and we urge you to vote No on Prop D on Election Day. First and foremost, Prop D gives city politicians a "blank check" tax increase with no guarantees on how the money would be spent. In this regard Prop D is one of the most misleading propositions to make the ballot. While Prop D is being sold by city politicians and city labor unions as "restoring" vital city services, not a penny of the increased tax is earmarked for important programs such as police and fire services.

See Yes on D, page 4

See No on D, page 4

The San Diego City Council has taken an action to provide funding to complete the long awaited San Diego River Trail crossing under Highway 163. Federal and State funding has already been committed to the project. The project is designed and permitting is about to be completed. The project is now slated to be completed during the summer of 2011. See River Trail, page 4

San Diego’s Last Remaining Roller Rink Could Lose Lease Skateworld Roller Rink To Celebrate 35 Years 35 years ago, the Stang family opened Skateworld Roller Rink and for over three decades Skateworld has provided a safe and fun place for children, families and adults to experience the joys of skating. Please join us in celebrating this milestone with a special 70’s Roller Disco Birthday Party! Skateworld, the last remaining roller rink in the City of San Diego, is in danger of losing its lease. The San Diego Redevelopment Agency has an Skateworld page 7

San Diego River Part of Coastal Cleanup Day

A Celebration of Art, Music and Food!

50 Tons of Trash Removed in San Diego County

Old Town San Diego Art Festival

San Diego County’s largest volunteer event removed trash and debris from 86 sites last month as part of the 26th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. Coordinators San Diego Coastkeeper and I Love A Clean San Diego saw record-breaking registration and anticipate that roughly 10,000 community members removed 50 tons of trash. Local elected officials and event sponsors, including County Supervisor Greg Cox, joined hundreds of volunteers to kick off the cleanup event at Rose Creek in Pacific Beach. “Coastal Cleanup Day is one of the most important events each year in San Diego because it brings together so many San Diegans to protect our environment,” said County Supervisor Greg Cox, a regular supporter of the event. “Keeping our waters clean and protecting the public’s health is one of the highest priorities for me and the County of San Diego, and I’m excited to be here again this year to support the effort.” Volunteers used data cards to record the types and amount of trash removed during the three-hour event. Types of trash collected ranged from cigarette butts, plastic bags, food wrappers and shopping carts to more unexpected items including: fake antlers, a mannequin, a bongo drum, and an antique leather football helmet. The 2010 cleanup campaign encouraged volunteers to bring their own reusable items to use during the cleanup, thus reducing the amount of plastic waste generated from the cleanup itself. Many volunteers also received reusable tote bags upon arrival to promote more sustainable daily habits.

Discover alluring artistic gems and lively masterpieces in the historic heart of Old Town, set against the lush, green background of Old Town’s State Historic Park. The artisan ambiance of a bygone era meets modern-day craftsmanship, the Old Town Art Festival, will take place on two days and will be FREE admission to the public. Everyone will be able to enjoy the brilliantlycolored art, delicious food, wines and beers and live Latin–infused music can all be found at Old Town’s largest and most vibrant event, taking place on Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th, 2010 from 10 AM to 6 PM. Leisurely drift down beautiful San Diego Avenue, which will be filled with over 100 renowned artists worldwide, including local artists Jason Mernick and Hassan Attapur, both back by popular demand. Seek creative insight from a wide array of ceramics, paintings, chalk art, photographic prints, furniture, textiles, and jewelry. Contemporary art in every conceivable form will be available, from acrylics to steel, glass to mixed media. The event will showcase so many styles and media, it will be impossible to leave without a bit of inspiration (and a lot of decorations)! You can also take a break from the sights and shopping, and delight your taste buds by sampling flavorful bites or exotic wines from over a dozen nearby restaurants. Join Hacienda de la Rosas in the wine and beer tasting area located within the Old Town State Historical Park, where attendees can try out varietals of wines and brews for a one great price. Savor the aromas of smooth, full-bodied

See Cleanup, page 11

See Festival, page 16


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How to Spot the Red Flags of Investment Seminar Scams Falling victim to a fraudulent investment scheme could mean losing anywhere from a few hundred dollars to your life savings. While most people might not see any harm in sitting through a slick investment seminar featuring promises of big returns, the San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB) recommends researching the investment company first rather than run the risk of falling for a financial scam drawn in by a free lunch. In one recent case, the Securities and Exchange Commission shut down a Ponzi scheme which stole $20 million from retirees in California and Illinois. The scammers invited senior citizens to estate planning seminars and later coaxed their victims into buying promissory notes for purported Turkish investments. According to Sheryl Bilbrey, San Diego BBB president/CEO, “Unscrupulous seminars often use the promise of a free lunch to lure in leisurely senior citizens who ® have time plus exploitable retirement accounts and real estate.” When listening to an investment pitch, the BBB advises to look for the following red flags: -- Requires a large up-front investment. Untrustworthy schemers might try to convince investors to pay a lot of money up front so they can get out of town with a large haul, rather than waiting for the funds to trickle in. -- Promises high returns for low risk. The reality is that every investment comes with a level of risk and, typically, the amount of risk increases in line with the potential return on the investment. So, if the seminar is trying to sell an investment scheme that claims a high return with little or no risk, then beware, even if it comes with the promise of a money-back guarantee.

ART GLASS GUILD FALL SHOW AND SALE AT SPANISH VILLAGE ART CENTER Featuring Artist Jan Petek – Torch work The Art Glass Association of Southern California and the Art Glass Guild, Studio 25, will be hosting the Fall Patio Show and Sale on Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. This is the largest art glass show in Southern California! All forms of Art Glass, including blown, fused, torch worked, stained glass, cast, etched, and mosaic will be featured. Over 30 juried glass artists of the Art Glass Association of Southern California will be exhibiting their art. The Art Glass Show and Sale is located at Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park, between the San Diego Zoo and the Natural History Museum, just off Park Blvd at 1770 Village Place. For more information visit www.agasc. org or the Art Glass Guild, Studio 25, 619-702-8006.

Orchestra Nova Announces Revolutionary Ticket Pricing Orchestra Nova San Diego is announcing a revolutionary ticket pricing program for the 2010-2011 season in its quest to provide an affordable extraordinary classical music experience to all who want it. The special pricing program for the Nova Classics concerts consists of three components: • Free tickets for all active military personnel and their spouse/ significant other (ID required) • $10 tickets for all educators and students (elementary through college – ID required) • Access San Diego: A block of $10 tickets available online two weeks prior to each concert on a first-come, first-serve basis Photo credit: Orchestra Nova.org

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See Scams, page 7

New Haunted Tales of the Ship Fun for the entire family this Halloween It is time again for all aspiring ghosts, goblins, pirates and princesses to gather on the Star of India for some ghostly tales of enormous proportions. Enjoy lantern led tours around the ship and hear eerie legends from the Star of India’s past. Hear the tales of how young John Campbell fell to his death from the rigging, how an Army Captain on the ship slit his throat and more creepy events. Creepy treats will be given to all who dare attend. Lantern led tours will be held from 6 pm-10 pm on most Saturdays in October. Dates for tours are October 9, 16, 23 and 30. All activities will take place at the Maritime Museum of San Diego on the Embarcadero. Tickets are $8-$14 for admission to the museum; includes lantern led tours. Advance tickets are available on the museum’s website at www.sdmaritime.org. The public can call: 619-234-9153 ext. 101 for more information. Tickets include same-day admission to the Maritime Museum. The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship the Star of India. The museum is located on the Embarcadero in downtown San Diego at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.

FBI informant jailed for talking to San Diego News Channel 10 KGTV Andrea Gomez, an FBI informant who shared her story of how the FBI put her life in danger by revealing her identity, was arrested in Mauldin, S.C., for obstruction of justice Aug. 28, 2009. The warrant stated:  “(The detective) determined through FBI San Diego and copies of e-mails that the defendant … did communicate with the news media.” Authorities claimed that, by talking to KGTV 10News, Gomez jeopardized their investigation. She served 60 days in jail before the charges were dismissed. See Informant, page 7

Jung-Ho Pak, Artistic Director and Conductor (center) and the full Orchestra Nova. The Nova Classics concerts are performed in three locations: downtown (St. Paul’s Cathedral), Sorrento Valley (Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall) and La Jolla (Sherwood Auditorium). Orchestra Nova, under the leadership of artistic director and conductor Jung-Ho Pak, will kick off the new season on October 15, 16 and 18 with Mozart’s Very Best, performing the Clarinet Concerto (featuring the orchestra’s principal clarinetist Frank Renk) and Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter). One of the few real success stories in the arts world today, Orchestra Nova will be building on the success of its exciting 2009-2010 season of sold-out concerts and “buzz” with even more extraordinary experiences this season. For more information: www.orchestranova.org or 858-350-0290.


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Aviation and Space Legends Land Loudly in San Diego on October 23, 2010 as the San Diego Air & Space Museum Honors its “Class of 2010” - Inducting these Pioneering Legends into its International Air & Space Hall of Fame!

Gina’s Valley Views By Gina Cord, Founder It’s amazing the number of interesting, world-traveled people who have decided to make Mission Valley their permanent homes and what a varied background they have experienced! I have told you about a few in previous columns and I want to continue to acquaint you with our exciting population. One very elegant person with a tremendous sense of humor is Robin Davis who is the manager of the Trellises Grille at the Town and Country Hotel where she has been for the last 15 years. Robin has traveled the world, since as she said ‘I am a military brat and we lived in many different location since my father was an Admiral in the Navy.” They were living in the Far East when her husband was killed in the war. Eventually she was married again, this time in Singapore to a member of the Blue Angels. When they returned to the San Diego area, Robin and her husband and another couple (he was also a Blue Angel) operated a real estate company in La Jolla called Sun and Sea Realty. Soon another change took place in Robin’s life when she owned and operated a chain the five Mexican Restaurants called “Consuelo’s”. The restaurants See Gina, page 10

On October 23, 2010, the San Diego Air & Space Museum is honoring national and international air & space legends at its 47th Hall of Fame Induction and Gala Celebration. Each honoree was selected for their historic contributions to aviation, space or aerospace Innovation. This spectacular evening attracts numerous air and space legends to San Diego and honors the “Distinguished Class of 2010”: Harrison Ford, actor, pilot, Airplane Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) spokesman and former chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) Young Eagles program; Alan Bean, Apollo 12-fourth of only twelve men to walk on the Moon; Joe Clark, Aviation Partners; Theodore Gildred and Theodore Edmonds Gildred, famed Friendship Flights to Ecuador; Linden Blue, General Atomics/Spectrum Aviation; Si Robin, Sensor Systems; Robert Mitchell, Northrop Grumman Corporation; and Steve Fossett, Aviation Adventurer and World Record Setter. Planned for the evening of October 23, 2010 in the San Diego Air & Space Museum Pavilion of Flight, guests join the honorees for an evening of fun and extraordinary recognition, as each attendee is offered an experiential peek into the lives of these living air and space legends. Special Guest Gene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, will also be there. Proceeds from the evening benefit the Museum’s education programs. The Class of 2010: Harrison Ford Harrison Ford was born July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. He began acting in high school and his early career included a few television and secondary movie roles. In July 2000 Ford flew his helicopter to rescue a stranded hiker near his Wyoming ranch. In April 2009 Ford became the spokesman for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) to help promote the role of general aviation in the broader U.S. Transportation industry. He has served as honorary chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program. Ford has been honored with the Living Legends of Aviation Legacy Award (2009), Freedom of Flight Award (2009), and the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation Award (2003). Alan Bean Captain Alan Bean was born in Wheeler, Texas on March 15, 1932.  After graduating from high school he attended the University of Texas. At the University of Texas Bean was a Navy ROTC cadet and upon graduation received a commission. Bean completed flight training and was assigned to a jet attack squadron in Jacksonville, Florida. After four years he attended the Navy Test Pilot School, and flew as a test pilot for several types of Naval Aircraft. Captain Bean was the lunar See Legends, page 8

www.newimagedentalcare.com The Peace Park on Jeju Island, South Korea, the sixth park just completed by Pacific Rim Park.org whose members, under the direction of James Hubbell and Kyle Bergman, are all from San Diego. The Peace Park was accomplished with the full cooperation and underwriting of the government and residents of Jeju Island, South Korea. (See Page 10 for story.)

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Lance Armstrong Jersey, Pebble Beach Golf Package and Much More, Up for Auction in Mission Valley By Sidd Vivek, Director of Marketing & Promotions Mission Valley YMCA, comprised of 3 locations in San Diego, is hosting their annual, “Evening at the Y” fundraiser on October 2, 2010. This year’s event, billed as “One World, One Y”, will be hosted at the YMCA’s Friars Rd. facility (5505 Friars Rd) from 5 pm – 10 pm, and will feature entertainment from H2H, live and silent auctions, food and cocktails. All proceeds from the event benefit Mission Valley YMCA’s Community Outreach efforts, serving more than 13,000 San Diegans with over $1.4 million in assistance and subsidized or free programming. Previous “Evening at the Y” events have each raised more than $150,000 for the community and have featured a signed Lance Armstrong jersey, Amazon River and South African Safari Excursions, and a Pebble Beach Golf Package for 4. There is also a premium Wine Board. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Joyce Caudillo, 619-686-8832.

Go “Beyond the Headlines” with the San Diego Police Department San Diego Police Foundation Invites Citizens To Explore Police HighAnd Low-Tech Operations At 10th Annual Fundraiser, October 20 Join San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne and “America’s Finest” officers for an exciting look “Beyond the Headlines,” Wednesday, October 20 at the Town & Country Resort & Convention Center (Mission Valley). See what police officers do, how they do it and get a feel for tremendous impacts made possible through citizen support. This year’s newest technology – tools and equipment used every day by the San Diego Police Department – will also be on display. A complimentary lunch will be served at this fundraising event. Donations will be requested. The fundraising event is put on by the San Diego Police Foundation, which supports cost-effective opportunities that increase the efficiency of the San Diego Police Department. Community support of the SDPF helps provide funding for upgraded equipment and educational programs. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For details, please contact Dayna Klock at dayna.sdpf@gmail.com. For more information on the event or the Foundation, please call (858) 453-5062.

After 50 Years, KPBS Still Going Strong Anniversary Marks Creation of KPBS Hall of Fame

Automotive Museum to Continue $5 Mondays!

On Sept. 12, KPBS blew out the candles on its birthday cake, as San Diego’s public broadcasting organization turned 50. “When most people turn 50 they joke about being ‘over the hill’,” said Tom Karlo, KPBS General Manager. “Here at KPBS we feel like we’re moving toward the best years for this organization – and we’re really excited about that.” After humble beginnings on the campus of San Diego State College (now SDSU), then KEBS (the “E” stood for “educational”) began operating out of a converted closet, on a budget of about $6,000. The station now reaches 1.2 million people each week via KPBS 89.5 FM, KPBS-TV or KPBS.org on a nearly $20 million budget. KPBS’ news staff continues to grow and the organization is about to undergo a major remodel of the Copley Telecommunications Center, which will feature a state-of-the-art multi-media news room. The remodel is the result of a $2.5 million gift from Joan and Irwin Jacobs, and is being designed by LUCE et Studio. As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration, Karlo created the KPBS Hall of Fame to honor individuals and families whose contributions have made the organization a public media leader in the region and throughout the country. For the inaugural year, 13 individuals and families were recognized as the Hall of Fame’s charter members on Sept. 14. The KPBS Hall of Fame consists of two designations: lifetime achievement and visionaries. Lifetime achievement inductees are former staff whose pioneering work set new standards for public media. The visionaries category honors extraordinary individuals and families who have made significant gifts of $1 million or more to KPBS. Once KPBS completes the remodel, the Hall of Fame will be memorial-

SAN DIEGO Due to even more popular demand, the San Diego Automotive Museum has announced that it will continue offering a flat-rate $5 adult admission on Mondays only. The $5 Monday price is not good with any other offer. Student admission will continue to be $5. Youth admission for ages 6-17 is just $4. Children under 6 are always admitted free. The San Diego Automotive Museum is located in historic Balboa Park at 2080 Pan American Plaza. The museum is open daily from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Last admission is at 4:30 PM. For further information, please call 619-231-2886 or visit the website at www.sdautomuseum.org.

See KPBS, Page 14

Yes on D, from page 1 So far, this City Council and Mayor have permanently cut $180 million in services and payroll. We have reduced the city's pension liability by $400 million by creating separate more affordable pensions and eliminating retiree healthcare for new employees. These reforms are just the beginning, with many more in the pipeline which will help restore San Diego's fiscal integrity and public trust. But all these reforms, the belt-tightening, managed competition (which is finally, legally ready to be rolled out), and other reforms alone are not enough to see us through these hard times. Without new money we face more severe budget cuts next year. And the year after, and the year after that. This extra half-penny will ensure we can keep police on the streets, fire engines operating, libraries open and streets repaired. And remember, not one dime will be collected until our Independent City Auditor verifies your city government has achieved its list of 10 additional management and fiscal reforms. As a longtime journalist and public advocate, I have never subscribed to broadcasting empty warnings to frighten or inflame the public. But, friends and neighbors, I can tell you with certainty: without this extra revenue, our quality of life, our public safety, and other vital services, the services we count on every day in San Diego, will take a devastating hit. The city we all love will not be the same. It cannot afford to be. Proposition D is a historic compromise that could make a lasting difference in San Diego. Please, think about the city where you want to live, work, and raise your family, and know San Diego's future is in your hands. Vote yes on Proposition D. Marti Emerald is a member of the San Diego City Council representing District 7.

River Trail, from page 1 This trail section will go under 163 thereby connecting the existing trail which runs along the San Diego River to Mission Center Road and beyond to the trail which travels along the River at Fashion Valley and the Town and Country Hotel. This project has been a high priority for the River Park Foundation and the River Coalition. A big ‘Thank You’ to the City Council!

No on D, from page 1 To the contrary, with the city's annual pension payment increasing dramatically each year, you can expect increased tax revenues to be diverted to the city's financially-troubled pension system rather than to restore city services. The pension and retiree health care funds are more than $3.4 billion in debt - and the true annual cost of retirement benefits last year was more than $370 million - or roughly two-thirds of city payroll. These costs are driven by unaffordable pension benefit packages awarded to city government employees over the years - a problem that Prop D fails to solve. City employees can retire as early as age 50, can "double-dip" by receiving their full salary and a full pension allowance during the last five years of their city service, and receive free taxpayer funded healthcare for life - among other perks that you will be hard pressed to find anywhere but our city government. San Diegans don't receive these lavish benefit packages, but under Prop D they're now being asked to pay more during an historic economic downturn to pay the bill for them. In this regard, Prop D is essentially a "pension tax" that will be used to service unaffordable pensions and benefits granted to city employees over the years. In short, without concrete and proven reforms in place, raising taxes under Prop D would be throwing good money after bad. Prop D's proponents shamefully tout "reforms" as part of their ballot arguments to convince voters to approve the tax increase. However, Prop D does not require that any financial reforms actually be implemented. Moreover, several of the "conditions" included in Prop D are weak and outright misleading. In one case, voters are presented with a classic "bait and switch" reform that claims to require city politicians to pay for the full cost of their pensions, when in fact Prop D grandfathers in the largest taxpayer subsidy for the cost of pensions for city politicians. City politicians know that the "conditions" in Prop D are simply provided to help sell a tax increase to voters. That's why Prop D contains no concrete targets for actually saving money for city taxpayers. Without concrete guarantees that fiscal reforms will be implemented, the city of San Diego will continue to waste millions of taxpayer dollars each year. And without reform, it won't be long before city leaders are back again asking for more money with another tax increase. With Prop D, city politicians are behaving much like an alcoholic who asks friends and family for some money to pay rent with the promise of going sober. Taxpayers deserve better. The only way for voters to force city leaders into a true recovery program is to reject Prop D at the ballot box. Carl DeMaio is a member of the San Diego City Council representing District 5.

The League of Women Voters Mission Valley unit will present pros and cons of the propositions on this November’s ballot on Wednesday, October 13, 5:30–7:30 pm at the Community Room of the Mission Valley Library in Fenton Marketplace. You are invited to learn about both sides of the issues in the upcoming november election. Call Debra Blum at (619) 225-0353 for further information.


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HEALTH New Research Reveals Cutting Carbs Better Than Low-Fat?

Most People Don’t Even Like to Exercise

By Dr. Michael Pritsker, D.C.

By Jeff Bence of Mission Valley YMCA

Eating fat is bad. But no wait; it’s carbohydrates that are evil. One expert says one thing, and then another doctor says something else. Back and forth this goes. Maybe that new infomercial selling the latest miracle weight loss product is the way to go? Who knows? In the meantime, you’re confused and not losing any weight. Well, get ready for some possible answers and even a few more questions. First, the results of a new study in the June 19th, 2010 edition of The Endocrine Society reports obese women with insulin resistance lose more weight after three months on a lower-carbohydrate diet than on a traditional low-fat diet with the same number of calories. The study’s lead author, Raymond Plodkowski, MD, Chief of Endocrinology, Nutrition and Metabolism at the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine, Reno wrote, “The typical diet that physicians recommend for weight loss is a low-fat diet. However, as this study shows,

Are you one of those people who enjoys exercise? If you answered yes, then you are in the minority. Most people don’t like it at all and some may even use the dreaded “hate” word. We all know how important exercise is to our overall health but finding things we enjoy is the difficult part. We can only force, push, talk ourselves into something for a certain amount of time, and then we either slowly cut back until we phase out or abruptly stop. I can honestly tell you that I answered yes to my question, but that’s because I have found things I enjoy doing — resistance training, basketball and hiking, just to mention a few. My mom has been a member at the Hazard Center Y for more than 10 years. She is one who hates exercise in the form of treadmills, bikes, weights, etc., and

See Carbs, page 7

Get The Scoop From The Booth: CBS Sports #1 NFL Broadcast Crew Headlines 2010 Celebration Of Hope Gala The San Diego Chapter of CBS Sports broadcasters Jim Nantz Huntington’s Disease Society of and Phil Simms will be featured America (HDSA) will hold its 10th at the 2010 Celebration of Hope annual Celebration of Hope Gala Gala. Photo Credit: CBS Sports on Friday, Oct. 22 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Downtown. Featuring a night of sports stories and laughs from CBS’ top NFL broadcast team, Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and executive producer Lance Barrow will headline the program, Qualcomm’s From the See HDSA, page 13

Keeping Intimacy Alive During the Breast Cancer Journey An open conversation about sexuality and communication during your journey with breast cancer • LEARN from an oncology

and sexuality specialist

• LISTEN to HER Story Ambassadors share their story • EMBRACE a new perspective of intimacy

Date / Time:

Thursday, October 28, 2010 Registration: 6:00 pm Program: 6:30 pm

Location: breast cancer and care partner Niek L.

FLU VACCINE RECOMMENDED FOR EVERYONE Seasonal Flu Vaccine Also Protects Against H1N1

By Patrick Pierce

Vicky L. - Diagnosed with HER2+

See Exercise, page 14

Marina Village Conference Center Dockside Banquet Room 1936 Quivira Way San Diego, CA 92109

Featuring:

Julie Taguchi, M.D., Medical Oncologist & Hematologist

This program is being sponsored by Genentech BioOncology.

Register Today For This Informative Program. Call 1–866–631–6280 to register or visit www.herstory.com Family and friends are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. ©2010 Genentech USA, Inc., So. San Francisco, CA All rights reserved.

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This flu season, age and health status won’t matter as the vaccine will be available to everyone 6 months and older. The flu vaccine is now available throughout the region. As it does every year, seasonal flu vaccine offers protection against three flu viruses that are expected to be around this winter. A change this flu season is that people 9 years and older will only need one type of flu shot because the H1N1 vaccine is now part of the seasonal flu vaccine. However, two doses are still recommended for children 6 months to 8 years and they are to be administered four weeks apart. “It is extremely important for people to get vaccinated and to practice good hand washing hygiene,” said Supervisor Ron Roberts at a vaccination clinic organized by the San Diego Black Nurses Association, the San Diego Immunization CoaliSee Vaccine, page 16

Supervisor Ron Roberts gets his seasonal flu vaccine, which also offers protection against H1N1.

A San Diego resident gets vaccinated against the flu. It is recommended that everyone 6 months and older get the vaccine.


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COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE Another Step Forward In Fire Protection The County has a new chief, and fire spotting high-tech cameras By San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts

Photo credit: Ron Roberts’ office

Continuing a trend, the region’s fire protection system just got better. That means even more available resources that could be brought to bear on a nightmarish conflagration, whether on Mission Valley’s hillsides or anywhere in San Diego County. The latest improvements follow the Board of Supervisors’ decision in September to commit an additional $5 million toward suggestions in the independent Fire Deployment Study prepared by Citygate Associates. Our decision came at a time when other government agencies are cutting back on funding for fire Supervisor Ron Roberts Represents protection. District #4, in Mission Valley Our work has drawn praise from firefighters. As the San Diego Union-Tribune reported, San Miguel’s Augie Ghio, president of the County Fire Chiefs Association, called the vote a “road map to the future, a first for the county since the ‘70s.” Among the steps we took was naming Cal Fire Unit Chief Howard Windsor as San Diego County Regional Fire Authority Fire Chief. Since roughly 50 percent of our region’s land falls under the jurisdiction of state, federal or Native American tribes, the promotion seemed The Sun Bird flies against natural. the Cowboy Fire In the last decade we have committed more than $200 million to fire and rescue services. The many improvements our actions have brought include two countyowned firefighting helicopters to complement the city’s two, construction standards that parallel the strictest in the world, better and standardized training and dozens of new fire engines and support equipment. We also have learned to be creative. One such example is the partnership with San Diego Gas & Electric for its $30 million Sun Bird helitanker. Brought here to build the Sunrise Power Link, the Sun Bird also can be outfitted into the region’s most formidable firefighting helicopter, as was demonstrated during the recent Cowboy Fire. The county only shares in the cost of operating the helicopter during fires. On the technology front, I have spearheaded a partnership with the University of California, San Diego, to bring together our firefighters and scientists to see how their expertise blends. The first result of that collaboration will be the immediate addition of extra 24/7, 360-degree mountaintop cameras for See Roberts, page 7

By Chet Barfield, Mission Valley Representative for Councilmember Donna Frye They don’t get much attention or accolades, but a small group of volunteer professionals has a key role in improving the appearance, functionality and sustainability of buildings in Mission Valley. The Mission Valley Planning Group’s Design Advisory Board is tasked with reviewing and making recommendations on construction projects that will come before the local Planning Group, San Diego Planning Commission or City Council. Five of board’s seven members also are on the Planning Group, including two who are architects by profession. Two other architects donate their time to serve on the board. “We take a look at (a project’s) color, design and materials and share that expertise,” said architect and board Chairman Randy Dolph. “It’s important, I think, because obviously people have Council Member Donna Frye of the an interest in what is taking place in San Diego City Council represents the community. They want to make sure District #6, in Mission Valley it blends in well or fits in well with the context of the surrounding area.” The design board meets at the Mission Valley Library at 3:30 p.m. on Mondays preceding the Planning Group’s first-Wednesday-of-the-month meeting, although some months the board doesn’t convene if there are no projects to consider. The board is subject to California’s open-meetings laws. Its agenda is e-mailed in advance to the library for posting and includes time for public comment. But usually the only ones in the room are the board members and project applicants. Two large projects in recent years drew community interest and participation: The 4,780-unit Quarry Falls (now renamed “Civita”) retail/housing development, and the revamping of Hazard Center. Both projects were repeatedly reviewed by board architects offering advice on how those building plans could be improved. For example, at Hazard Center, the developers revised their parking structure and condo tower designs to make them softer on the eye, farther back from the street and more pedestrian-friendly, said Dolph, who has been on the board more than six years. “I don’t think there were ever any (developer plans) that we said no to and they tried to push them through,” he said. “They’d come back again and make the appropriate corrections or updates.” Although most projects in Mission Valley are reviewed by Development Services officials for zoning and building-code compliance, “there’s really no one at the City level that oversees things from an architectural standpoint.” Dolph said. “They don’t always get into the aesthetics, the context and how well it blends in.” In that respect, he says, the Design Advisory Board serves as a “bridge,” benefitting builders and the community.

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Gomez said the FBI allowed the disclosure of her identity and her major role in an operation that resulted in a February 2009 raid and the arrests of 40 members of the Mexican Mafia, which controls the drug trade and many segments inside jails, state and federal prisons, and Hispanic street gangs in San Diego. During the San Diego operation, the FBI allowed the Discovery Channel to film agents at work for a documentary called “Inside the FBI” that aired in March and August 2009. The documentary revealed Gomez’s identity by showing her cars, home and neighborhood. She now faces death threats from Mexican drug cartels. Gomez, who had been relocated by the FBI to the East Coast for her safety prior to the raid on the Mexican Mafia, contacted KGTV in August 2009 to reveal how the FBI had placed her in danger. After learning of her communication with KGTV, the FBI coordinated with South Carolina authorities to have Gomez charged with obstruction of justice. The charges were dismissed in November 2009. In January 2010, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego obtained an indictment against Gomez, her husband and another defendant on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Gomez, who pleaded not guilty to the drug charge, believes it was brought in further retaliation for her communication with the news media. She ultimately told her story publicly in an interview that aired on KGTV on February 8, 2010. She is currently in a private federal prison in San Diego in protective custody awaiting trial.

not all people have the same response to diets.” According to the researchers, for this group of women, the lower carbohydrate diet is more effective, at least in the short term. The study lasted 12 weeks and was funded by Jenny Craig. It found the insulin resistant women on the lowest-carb diet lost 3.4 pounds more than those on the low fat diet. Total calories for all groups were the same. The low fat diet included 60% of its calories from carbohydrates, 20% from fat, and 20% from protein. The low-carbohydrate diet included 45% of its calories from carbohydrates, 35% from primary unsaturated fats, and 20% from protein. Both diets included a minimum of 2 fruits and 3 vegetable servings a day. The use of prepared meals made the structured diets easier and more palatable for the dieter. “These data have potential widespread applications for clinicians when counseling people with insulin resistance to help improve weight loss as part of a calorie-restricted diet,” Plodkowski said. “They should at least initially lower their carbohydrate intake.” Since the women in the above-mentioned study were all insulin resistant, you might be wondering, “What is insulin resistance?” Insulin resistance is a condition where the body produces insulin but does not use it properly. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas to break down glucose in the blood so it can be used for energy. Glucose is a form of sugar and is the body’s #1 source of energy. After your digestive system breaks food down into glucose, glucose is then transported to different parts of your body via the bloodstream. Glucose in the blood stream is called “blood glucose” or “blood sugar.” After you eat, blood glucose levels rise and your pancreas secretes insulin to allow cells to absorb and use the glucose. When people are insulin resistant, they do not respond properly to insulin. In other words, even though the pancreas secretes insulin, it is not effective in getting the glucose from the blood into the cells. More insulin is needed so the pancreas works harder and secretes more. Eventually, the pancreas cannot keep up with the increased demand and glucose builds up in the blood. This is the beginning of diabetes. It is common for diabetics to have high levels of both glucose and insulin circulating in the bloodstream. Insulin resistance not only sets the stage for developing Type 2 Diabetes, it increases the odds of the number one killer in America: heart disease. According to the American Diabetes Association: “People with diabetes have a higher-than-average risk of having a heart attack or stroke. These strike people with diabetes more than twice as often as people without diabetes.” So what causes insulin resistance? There seem to be several contributing factors. The first factor may be genetic. Some scientists think specific genes make certain people more susceptible to insulin resistance. But, genes aren’t everything. Weight and lack of physical activity also seem to play a major role. Then, there are also the types of food you eat. The more junk sugars (ice cream, candy bars, etc.) you eat, the more your little pancreas has to work to keep up with all the sugar that has been dumped into the bloodstream. Just like everything else, there is only so much work your pancreas can do. If the pace is too high for too long, it will basically burn out and quit. It is important to stop this process before it gets too far. Exercise, weight loss and proper diet can reverse many cases of insulin resistance and pre-diabetes. According to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, “The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and other large studies have shown that people with pre-diabetes can often prevent or delay diabetes if they lose a modest amount of weight by cutting fat and calorie intake and increasing physical activity; for example, walking 30 minutes a day 5 days a week. Losing just 5 to 7 percent of body weight prevents or delays diabetes by nearly 60 percent. In the DPP, people aged 60 or older who made lifestyle changes lowered their chances of developing diabetes by 70 percent.” With all of this information, the most important message to take away is this: Lifestyle has a major impact on your health. Different people react to different foods and diets in different ways, and it is important to pay attention to what you eat and figure out what is best for you. But no matter what, regular exercise and staying away from junk food loaded with bad fats and sugar is a very good idea. Research may not have all the answers yet, but to our knowledge, there is no study that says sitting on the couch stuffing your face with candy bars and ice cream is good for your health.

Scams, from page 2 -- Employs high pressure sales tactics. Seminar leaders often use high pressure sales tactics to get people to sign up without thinking it through, or they might claim that there are only a few spots left or that you need to get in on the ground floor today to see the largest earnings. However, any reputable investment company will let you take your time and do your research and will not pressure you into signing a check. -- Relies on off-shore investments. Many hucksters will try to give their scheme an air of sophistication by relying on overseas investments such as foreign currency, property, stocks and bonds, or they also might claim – incorrectly - that you can avoid taxes by investing overseas. -- Sounds too good to be true. At the end of the day, if the offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. So, listen to your instincts because the potential payoff is rarely worth the risk. For more consumer protection information, visit the Better Business Bureau’s website at www.bbb.org, or phone the BBB’s free 24‑hour Consumer Helpline at (858) 496‑2131 or (800) 600‑7050 to obtain free information and a list of BBB accredited businesses in a particular type of industry before buying decisions are made. The San Diego BBB, which opened in 1921, is San Diego’s largest county-wide business membership organization. The BBB promotes business ethics through voluntary self‑regulation, consumer and business education, and provides the largest free service of its kind with free consumer protection advice and free reliability reports on more than 101,000 local companies.

Roberts, from page 6 early detection of fires, helping our responders to get notified quicker when a blaze begins. San Diego’s backcountry fire fighting system is rooted in a 1974 decision by a former Board of Supervisors to exit the fire protection business. It was one of many compounding errors that left the county on the verge of bankruptcy when our current board took office. We immediately turned our attention to righting the financial ship and today have a county that earns the highest marks around from two separate national rating agencies. A decade ago we turned our attention, and pocketbooks, to fire fighting. Today, the progress we have made is real and the direction steady. Our goal, once again, is to make sure that you, the taxpayer, are protected. Supervisor Ron Roberts’s Fourth District includes Mission Valley and its surrounding communities. You can reach him at ron-roberts@sdcounty.ca.gov, find him on Facebook by searching Ron Roberts and follow him on Twitter at @ ronrobertssd.

Skateworld, from page 1 exclusive negotiation agreement with a private development company (MRW) for the property on which Skateworld is located. This company has indicated that they plan to redevelop the property and the future of Skateworld is uncertain. The Friends of Skateworld (FOSW) is sponsoring this 35th Birthday Party and all proceeds will go directly to the legal fund to help save this rink! All San Diegans are invited to attend this family-friendly evening of fun on Wednesday Oct. 6 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The event will be taking a trip back in time to 1975, the year it all started and guests will party 70’s Roller Disco style! Break out the bell bottoms and dress up in fun 70’s fashions! There will be prizes for the best costumes. Admission is $7 and skate rental is free! All attendees will receive a ticket for a chance to win a brand new pair of skates, as well as other great prizes, and are invited to enjoy a piece of complimentary birthday cake! The roller rink attracts visitors from all over the County and beyond, and has made many positive contributions to the community. Skateworld hosts fundraisers for various charitable causes, provides family‐friendly activities, and employs many who would not find jobs elsewhere, such as teens with no previous work history. Businesses adjacent to the rink are also supported by Skateworld’s patrons. Skateworld is located at 6907 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, 92111. For more information, visit www.friendsofskateworld.com, be our friend on MySpace, and become a fan on Facebook.

Mission Valley Planning Group Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at noon.

Mission Valley Community Council Meets every other month on 3rd Monday at 6:30 PM.

San Diego River Coalition Meets the 3rd Friday of each month at 3–4:30 PM. Info at www.sandiegoriver.org All of the above meetings are held at the Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway, and are open to the public.


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AROUND OLD TOWN Get a good fun fright and a bit of history with the lineup of spooky events this Halloween season at one of the most haunted areas in San Diego, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Fiesta de Reyes. SÉANCE AT THE SEELEY STABLE Old Town San Diego State Historic Park will be hosting “Séance at the Seeley Stable. Is Anybody There?”. During this performance, audience members will hear scary, funny, and tragic stories of people who once lived in early San Diego during the 1800s. Patrons will be present at a “séance” led by Madam Stolichnaya as she attempts to summon “real live” ghosts who will tell their stories in a fun and spooky way. Performances take place October 5, 16, 22,23,29,30,and 31 at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Adults are $10 per ticket and children 12 to 18: $5.00. For reservations visit:www.brownpapertickets/event/12812 or for more information:619-220-5422. GHOST TOURS Michael Brown leads San Diego’s only real ghost tours. During his walking tours, guests will get to visit various paranormally active places in Old Town State Park such as the Whaley House, a park that used to be a cemetery, and a haunted brothel located on the Whaley House property. He shares tips, tricks and techniques to find ghosts and other paranormal happenings in Old Town State Park. His tours are every Thursday through Sunday in October. Walking tours begin at 9 p.m. in front of the Fiesta de Reyes fountain. Adults are $19 and children 6-12 are $10. Kids 5 and under free. For more info visit: http:// www.oldtownsmosthaunted.com/. OLD TOWN THEATRE: QUOTH THE RAVEN Write Out Loud will present “Quoth the Raven” in the Old Town Theatre on Saturday afternoon, October 16 at 12:30 p.m. and on Monday evening, October 18, at 7 p.m. Quoth the Raven will feature stories and poems of mystery, fantasy See Halloween, page 12

RIPPLES FROM WALDEN POND An Evening With Henry David Thoreau by Richard Platt Ripples from Walden Pond, a new play based on the writings of Henry David Thoreau by San Diego writer Richard Platt, will be presented as a staged reading at the Old Town Theatre on Monday, October 4 at 7 pm. This first-ever public reading will feature acclaimed actor Francis Gercke as Thoreau. The reading is directed by Eric Poppick and Veronica Murphy. Thoreau was a poet, an abolitionist, a naturalist, a war resister, a civil disobedient, a critic of development, a tax rebel, a surveyor, an historian, a philosopher, and a teacher. His writings have impacted every generation since his death at age 44 in 1862. First published in 1854, his book, Walden, or Life in the Woods, has never fallen out of print. Thoreau’s theory of civil disobedience influenced thinkers and activists worldwide including Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr. President John F. Kennedy and naturalist John Muir also felt his impact as did many writers including Leo Tolstoy, Willa Cather, Marcel Proust, William Butler Yeats, Ernest Hemingway, and George Bernard Shaw. Mahatma Gandhi first read Thoreau’s Walden in 1906 while working as a civil rights activist in Johannesburg, South Africa. He said: “[Thoreau’s] ideas influenced me greatly. I adopted some of them and …I actually took the name of my movement from Thoreau’s essay ‘On the Duty of Civil Disobedience’….” Martin Luther King, Jr, in his autobiography, wrote: “Here, in this courageous New Englander’s refusal to pay his taxes and his choice of jail rather

San Diego’s Favorite Haunted Attraction Celebrates Halloween Throughout the Month of October and into November with Día de los Muertos. The historic Whaley House Museum in Old Town has some “spirited” fun in store for visitors this Halloween season, including extended hours, period lighting and music, exclusive guided tours, Past & Presence Ghost Tours, and after-hours ghost hunts. The Whaley House was built by San Diego pioneer Thomas Whaley to house his family and a general mercantile store, and is believed to be the oldest two story brick building in Southern California. When completed in 1857, The San Diego Union called it the most elegant home in San Diego. Former California state senator James Mills has said that the Whaley House “has sheltered more history than any other building in the city.” The building served at various times as the county seat and courthouse, San Diego’s first commercial theater, a granary, store, kindergarten and Sunday school, party venue and ballroom, polling place, and meeting place for both the City Council and See Whaley House, Page 10

HAPPY HOUR

HOTEL COSMOPOLITAN OLD TOWN By Dick Slaker with Photos by Alice Gerschler Visiting San Diego OLD TOWN is like stepping back in time when getting the feeling of how our forefathers struggled without the many undeveloped inventions that we so readily accept today. Having the opportunity to step back to this era, I was excited about visiting the Old Town Cosmopolitan Hotel, AKA Hotel Cosmo, located on Calhoun Street. You can’t miss the two story hotel as it is surrounded by antique museum type historic small buildings, wagons, adobe cabins, tools and relics of a time long ago. (The location was formerly known as La Casa de Bandini dating back to 1829). Walking into the Hotel Cosmopolitan, takes you back a few years, as on the front porch, a harpist will be playing old time tunes, and being greeted by Barb at the front door in her stylist era dress, she welcomes you to the hotel and stepping inside, you hear the music from a

Photo by Alice Greschler

Get Your Scare in Old Town This October

Halloween Events at the Whaley House

See Happy Hour, Page 13

Photo by Alice Greschler

OLD TOWN HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES ALL MONTH LONG

See Thoreau, Page 13

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular Returns Where can kids meet some spooky and not-so-spooky animals, pose for pictures with mesmerizing mermaids and trick-or-treat among a sea-inspired atmosphere, which includes friendly sea princesses, octopuses and schools of fish? It’s all part of SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular, where Halloween meets the sea this October. Kids are invited to come in costume and enjoy animal meet and greets, special Halloween shows and colorful costumed characters, from 1 to 6 p.m. the following weekends: Oct. 2–3, Oct. 9–10, Oct. 16–17, Oct. 23–24 and Oct. 30–31, 2010. “The park is getting into the spirit of Halloween again this year with our nottoo-scary celebration that will combine family-friendly activities and special entertainment that you can only find at SeaWorld,” said Rick Schuiteman, production director of SeaWorld San Diego Entertainment. “Halloween Spooktacular brings children’s fantasies to life with enchanted pathways, charming sea creatures and the most unique trick-or-treating venue in town.” Halloween Spooktacular highlights include: Trick-or-Treat Sweets – Kids are encouraged to come in costume and see their Spooktacular maps to trick or treat among 10 sea-themed stations located from the Skytower pond to Mission Bay Theater. An assortment of candy and healthy treats will be provided.

Legends, from page 3 module pilot on Apollo 12 and landed in the moon’s Ocean of Storms on the second manned lunar landing. After the Apollo mission Bean was commander of the Skylab II mission orbiting the earth for a then-record 59 day, 24,400,000 mile spaceflight. In total Bean spent a total of 1,671 hours and 45 minutes in space. Joe Clark Clark attended the University of Washington and immediately became active in aviation, inspired by friends like Clay Lacy and Bill Lear. In 1981, Clark teamed up with Milt Kuolt and Bruce McCaw to form Horizon Air, a successful regional carrier that was later sold to Alaska Airlines. Clark co-founded the Seattle-based Aviation Partners in 1991 after business tycoon Dennis Washington asked him if he could do something about extending the range of his Gulfstream II business jet. Introducing the GII to blended winglet technology reduced the drag by more than seven percent. Clark and Borge Boeskov formed Aviation Partners Boeing to explore putting winglets on 737s. Today, over 500 Boeing 737s are outfitted with blended winglets, and the company has orders for over 1,200 additional shipsets. Southwest Airlines, Theodore Gildred & Ambassador Ted Gildred Theodore Gildred Sr. was born in May of 1900 in Rochester, NY.  He grew up and was educated in Argentina and Ecuador before attending New York University.  He learned to fly in 1925 at Dutch Flats in San Diego. Inspired by Charles See Legends, Page 14


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DINING & ENTERTAINMENT Mexico’s Emerging Wine Culture

Fishing in La Paz

By Steve Dryden

By Jonathan Roldan, owner of Tailhunters International of La Paz

Few people realize that Mexico’s premier wine country lies only 70 miles, or less than a two -hour drive, south of San Diego. Winemakers in Baja California have been crafting a “silent revolution” in creating premium wines over several years with a handful of wineries producing award-winning world-class wines. Up until recently even the most educated international connoisseurs and serious wine lovers were completely unaware that Mexico made anything other than beer or tequila. All this is changing rapidly as Mexican wine receives more global awards for excellence and the wine media discovers the region. This year many top wine writers and winemakers are flooding the region to write about and sample the high quality fruit in the vineyards and in the bottles. Several international wine consultants and enologists have purchased selected blocks of grapes from the Baja region and are in the process of making high quality wine from that fruit in their US wineries. “Move over cerveza and tequila, here comes Mexican wine.” When I moved into Mexico’s premier wine country in 2004, there were seven wineries creating some drinkable wines. Today, there are over forty-five wineries within a 100 miles radius, with several wineries winning international awards and producing wines of “world class” quality. The white varietals that thrive well here The new wine label of L. A. Cetto are, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Winery commemorating the 200th Colombard, Chenin Blanc and Viognier. Red wines shine brightly in Mexico Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. with excellent examples of: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, and Cabernet France. The latest stars are Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, Grenache, and Petite Sirah. The Italian family of L. A. Cetto winery creates a 2005 Private Reserve Nebbiolo at $15 USD per bottle. Many international wine experts and

This is the craziest fish story of the week straight from La Paz, Baja California, Mexico. Take a look at this 45 pound fish with Captain Armando. For several weeks, we’ve been telling people how close the big fish are to shore. No one believes us. Captain Armando was running his panga up onto the sand, he was trailing a chunk of big squid. Now...a bunch of clients saw this...suddenly a

See Wine Page 12

Photo credit: Jonathan Roldan of La Paz

L. A. Cetto Winery of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

See Fishing, Page 13

That’s Captain Armando with the fish that landed itself onto the sandy beach in La Paz, Baja California, Mexico.

A huge crowd enjoyed their choice of anything on the menu at the recent Grand Opening of the new Smashburger Restaurant in Hazard Center.

Fashion Valley, San Diego’s retail style leader, hosted two days of fall fashion in runway shows featuring the latest trends teamed with this season’s accessories. For more information go to www.facebook.com/fashionvalleymall


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No one asked me but…

Gina, from page 3

By Paul Burri, weekly columnist for the “Goleta Valley Voice”

were located in La Jolla, Hillcrest, La Mesa, Oceanside and El Cajon. When this became an over-bearing amount of work she sold three of the restaurants and closed the last one which was in La Jolla, and moved the other to the Red Lion Hotel (currently the Doubletree) in Hazard Center. When her friend for many years, who was the personal chef of the Firestone family in Palm Springs, moved back to San Diego and became the chef of The Gourmet Room (now Trellises Grille), he convinced Robin to close her restaurant and come to work with him. With this move, she became the first female restaurant manager in the area. Never a person to only do one job, Robin was one of the seven people who organized the first San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association, which is the most active chapter in California, and still serves on the Board of Directors of the Chapter. You can be sure that when you dine at the Trellises Grille, Robin Davis will be on hand to greet you with a charming smile and a playful attitude but her comedic personality is just a cover-up for the elegant manner in which she manages the restaurant and you can be sure of dining in an atmosphere of old-world charm, but of course, with a beautiful fresh-cut rose swimming in a crystal vase on every table. ______________

Getting to the Library We have all heard the story about the father who tells his son about how hard he had it as a child. He had to walk 11 miles to school every morning and it was uphill both ways. Well, I had to walk about two miles to school but it was only uphill one way. But I do have a story about how hard it was to borrow a book from the library when I was a kid living in the Bronx. Growing up in less than palatial circumstances, buying books was not an option so if you wanted a book you went to the nearest public library. It was 5-1/2 miles away from where I lived. Taking a bus was an option but it took about ¾ of an hour and it cost 5¢ each way — also a serious consideration in my childhood. So I used to roller skate to the library every time I wanted to borrow a book. That meant a round trip of 11 miles – weaving in and out of busy city traffic all the way - just to borrow and then return a book. (This was when we used strap-on, steel-wheeled skates that you clamped onto your regular shoes using the all-important skate key that you wore on shoe string tied around your neck. They were slow, cumbersome and sometimes painful. See inset picture.) Of course, I would always borrow several books at a time so the “mileage per book” was not as bad as it might first appear. Still, one had to be a dedicated reader to spend that kind of effort carrying four or five books while skating 11 miles. Now I’ll reminisce about my reading tastes. I would get interested in a particular subject and I would read every book they had on that subject. Then I’d read every book available on the next subject of interest. My first interest was dog stories and I was particularly fond of an author named Albert Payson Terhune who raised collies. I read every one of his books, each one usually about one particular collie of his. Terhune lived on his estate, Sunnybank, in Wayne, NJ that is now a public park. Many of the dogs mentioned in his books are buried there. Then I got interested in astronomy and read all they had on that subject. I was an astronomy expert at the time. Then, a few years later when I was about fourteen I developed an interest in what you might call a predictable subject for someone that age – sex. As usual, I read every book they had on the subject and became an expert on See Burri, page 13

MISSION VALLEY ROTARY CLUB CALENDAR FOR OCTOBER 2010 October 07, 2010  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Its History, Present & Future Outlook Mr. Robin Hill, a former Rotarian in Orange County, is highly experienced in the resolution in PTSD systems and its latest protocols used to resolve the trauma association with PTSD in our veterans. Though just not limited to the military, anyone who has experienced a highly stressful event, such as rape, foreclosure, loss of a loved one, etc. can be affected. October 14, 2010 Overcoming Adversity, at Home, at Work, and in Life! It's not the bumps in your path, the "No's", the tests of your very fiber that define you. It's how you react to those challenges and the solutions you create that mold you into whom you are. Our speaker, Rotarian Michelle Candland reveals the missteps she took and lessons learned in her book that compliments her journey to inspire and motivate you to find your place in the world. October 21, 2010

DARK ...to attend District Conference.

October 28, 2010  From Boys 2 Men­ —An Adventure in Paradise Life's lessons taught on a grand scale with players from over 15 nations - boat fires in Samoa, a near sinking in Fiji, a major tropical cyclone in Australia, hunting butterflies in Papua's outback and a gut-wrenching hurricane in the North Atlantic greet these adventurers on their serendipitous journey. Regular meetings of the Mission Valley Rotary Club are held at noon every Thursday at The Trellises Restaurant in the Town & Country Hotel at 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego CA 92108. Parking will be validated at the Restaurant. Guests $20. RSVP to Andrew Tuccillo at tuccillo@wfpc.com

With the current news that North and South Korea are holding reunion talks, you might be surprised to learn that a group of people from the San Diego area have just completed a Peace Park on Jeju Island in South Korea. One man’s artistic reflections envisioned building a string of pearls called Pacific Rim Peace Parks circling the Pacific Ocean in order to connect people across social, political and economic boundaries. That genius is renowned artist/architect James Hubbell and together with Kyle Bergman as his assistant and now President of the Board, and a dozen other San Diegans, six Peace Parks have materialized. One park is in Yenta, China; other is Valdivostok, Russia; one on Shelter Island in San Diego; one in Tijuana, Mexico; another is Puerto Princesa, Palawan, the Philippines; and the latest one on Jeju Island, South Korea. Each park is designed and built by university students of art and architecture working under the supervision of James Hubbell and Kyle Bergman, and all come from different countries (eight nations were represented on the South Korea park). Upon completion, the park is deeded to the hosting country as a gift to the citizens of the Pacific Rim. What a great lesson in establishing that people of different nationalities and politics can work together for the betterment of mankind! Send Gina your story tips to Gina@MissionValleyNews.com or call her at 619-291-0200 ext 126.

Whaley House, from page 8 County Board of Supervisors. In addition to being one of the most historic buildings in San Diego, the Whaley House has earned its reputation as “America’s Most Haunted.” “The Whaley House is one of the most actively haunted mansions in the world today,” said famed ghost hunter Hans Holzer, who wrote more than 120 books on the subject. Reports of its hauntings has brought visitors from around the globe and in recent years has lead to numerous televised ghost investigations by shows such as Most Haunted and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 2005 Life Magazine declared it “the most haunted house in America.” Spirits believed to inhabit the historic home include Thomas Whaley and his wife Anna, their daughter Violet, their great-granddaughter Marion, their fox terrier Dolly Varden, and “Yankee Jim” Robinson, a desperado convicted of attempted grand larceny, who was hanged on the grounds where the Whaley House now stands in September of 1852, a few years before the building was constructed. Legend has it that his spirit never left the spot where the gallows stood and now roams the Whaley House.

ROTARY CLUBS WEEKLY MEETINGS IN MISSION VALLEY OR NEARBY Mission Valley Rotary Club at noon on Thursdays at Trellises Restaurant in the Town & Country Hotel 500 Hotel Circle North • San Diego, CA 92108 missionvalleyrotaryclub.org. Old Mission Rotary Club at noon on Tuesdays at Best Western Seven Seas Hotel 411 Hotel Circle South • San Diego, CA 92108 www.oldmissionrotary.com Mission Valley Sunset Rotary Club 5:30 pm–7 pm on Wednesdays 4th Wed. is a mixer at various locations Crowne Plaza Hanalei Hotel • 2270 Hotel Circle North If you would be interested in attending a meeting or becoming a member, contact the Club of your choice.


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Meets the 3rd Friday of each month at 3–4:30 PM. Info at www.sandiegoriver.org All of the above meetings are held at the Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway, and are open to the public.

Are You Prepared? Sign Up For AlertSanDiego

Cleanup, from page 1

Residents Urged To Register Cell Phones, Encourage Others to Sign Up

Cleanup sites stretched from Oceanside to San Ysidro and Ocean Beach to Alpine, allowing volunteers to help out their neighborhood waterways rather than traveling miles to clean only beaches. The kayak cleanup in Mission Bay and the underwater cleanup at the Embarcadero helped remove trash that had already reached the ocean after falling from human hands. Trash in the ocean, or marine debris, causes great concern to conservation groups because it can persist for many years and harms wildlife. Cleanups like Coastal Cleanup Day help stop the flow of debris from streets and parks to the ocean. Local Coastal Cleanup Day coordinators San Diego Coastkeeper and I Love a Clean San Diego appreciate those who gave their time to the environment and encourage those who may have missed today’s event to seek other ways to get involved. Both organizations coordinate dozens of cleanup events each year as well as a variety of other environmentally focused service projects. Through ongoing volunteerism, the coordinators are able to significantly impact the health of local beaches, waterways and inland areas. Volunteers today helped to stop trash at its source and spread firsthand awareness about the connection between littering and pollution. See www.cleansd.org or www. sdcoastkeeper.org for more information. California Coastal Cleanup Day would not be possible without the generosity of event sponsors. Presenting sponsors included San Diego County Board of Supervisors through the support from Supervisor Greg Cox and Supervisor Pam Slater-Price, and Think Blue - City of San Diego Storm Water Department. Other major sponsors included Bank of America, Ralphs, the Sempra Energy Foundation, Allied Waste Services and many others. Statewide support for the effort is provided by the California Coastal Commission.

The County of San Diego is urging residents to register their cell phones for AlertSanDiego and encourage family and friends to do so, especially as we head into the height of fire season. “Registration only takes a couple of minutes. Once you sign up, take another minute to tell your friends and family to register. It’s an easy way to make sure you and the ones you love can get emergency messages in a disaster,” said Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Pam Slater-Price. Currently, about 200,000 cell phones are registered, which exceeds other communities that use the system but is still far short of the number of residents in our county. The Office of Emergency Services is working with community and emergency response partners to encourage registration. “When you register your cell phone number, you give us another way to reach you with important information. You would receive notification when the home or business address associated with your cell phone number is impacted by a disaster or emergency,” said Ron Lane, Director of the Office of Emergency Services. Residents can also register VoIP phones and e-mail addresses. AlertSanDiego is different than Reverse 9-1-1 because that system only contacts listed and unlisted land-line telephones. To register for AlertSanDiego, visit www.readysandiego.org. You can also get updated messages and preparedness facts on Facebook at www.facebook. com/ReadySanDiego and Twitter at http://twitter.com/ReadySanDiego.

PREFERRED BUILDERS’ SERVICES & SUPPLIERS This new section of the newspaper is to bring to your attention the expert services and suppliers in the ever-growing Mission Valley area where new projects spring up constantly and the older complexes are constantly upgrading. We will be adding new advertisers to this section and suggest you contact us to be added to the Preferred list. For advertising information please call 619-291-0200 ext 128.

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FAITH & VALUES Promises2Kids Meets Back to School Drive Goal for Foster Youth in San Diego County Promises2Kids announced the organization collected 4,000 flash drives, backpacks and other school supplies during the recent Backpack and Flash Drive for abused and neglected children and youth in foster care throughout San Diego County. Also known as the Polinsky Children’s Center Foundation, Promises2Kids received approximately $53,000 worth of much-needed school supplies, cash and gift certificates during the three-week campaign. The Founda“Their generosity tion attributes much of the success to demonstrates the desire increased bin placements throughout the by many in our community community, which allowed more people to to ensure that these donate items. foster kids are prepared On average, a foster child will live for this school year.” in at least seven different homes before they turn 18 years old. The donated items will help these children keep their schoolwork organized and intact wherever they may end up. “More people participated this year than any other year,” says Hon. Susan Golding, president and chief executive officer, Promises2Kids. “Their generosity demonstrates the desire by many in our community to ensure that these foster kids are prepared for this school year.” Promises2Kids’ ninth annual Backpack and Flash Drive was supported by Walmart, Bridgepoint Education, Boyer Moving & Storage, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) San Diego chapter, KYXY-FM and Sophie@103.7.

Small Business Relief Bill Moves to Governor’s Desk With a number of small businesses struggling to pay overdue fees to the state, Assembly Member Lori Saldaña (D-San Diego) has succeeded in advancing a measure to extend the payment deadlines by 60 days.  The bill (AB 2458) was passed by the State Senate earlier this month with unanimous bipartisan support. It now moves to the Governor’s desk.  “I believe we need to do whatever we can to keep small businesses afloat during this economic downturn,” Saldaña said. “These late fees can compound and become unmanageable for a mom running a daycare or a retired couple running a yogurt shop,” “We can’t afford to lose the economic activity, the jobs or tax revenue if these businesses fail.” Under current law, if a company is unable to pay its total annual tax on time, a penalty of ten percent of the amount of any underpayment is added to the fee. “We want to be fair to those businesses that pay on time, but we don’t want to be unnecessarily punitive to businesses that may have a revenue problem due to the recession,” Saldaña said. “I believe extending the deadline is a fair compromise that gives relief to small businesses who may not have enough of a cushion to get them through hard times.” Saldaña’s bill would apply to small businesses, those generating $1million or less in income annually. “California’s economy is dependent on small businesses,” Saldaña said. “We need to keep them solvent to ensure the state’s economic health.” The Governor has 30 days to act on the bill.

Wine, from page 9 qualified judges feel that this (Barolo) is the best Nebbiolo wine in the world outside of Italy. Sometimes you can find it at the San Diego Wine Bank in Gaslamp. Hopefully, the next time you are in the mood for an affordable wine country adventure, you might consider a wine tour to Valle de Guadalupe near Ensenada. Most wineries are open on weekends with about half of them open during the week with appointments. Lodging and culinary delights are available in the Baja California wine country, tasting fees range from free to a maximum of $7 person. I promise you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the quality of the wines and the unique wine country of Baja California. For more specific details or to watch DVD clips of the wine region, please visit: www. bajawineandcuisine.com. Steve Dryden is a wine, food and travel writer living in Mexico’s wine country where he guides individual and small group wine tours from Ensenada. He can be reached at: sbdryden@hotmail.com

Halloween, from page 8 and delusion brought chillingly to life by professional actors. Authors include Edgar Allan Poe, Ray Bradbury, Lafcadio Hearn, H.P. Lovecraft and Jerome K. Jerome. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $13 for students, seniors and active military. For more info, please visit:http://writeoutloudsd.com/. OLD TOWN THEATRE: WAR OF THE WORLDS Presented by Cygnet Theater Company, War of the Worlds is a staged radio play that re-enacts the day of Oct. 30, 1938, when millions of radio listeners were shocked when news alerts announced the arrival of Martians forging a ferocious and seemingly unstoppable attack on Earth. The War of the Worlds performance is on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Old Town Theatre. Tickets are $10 for all ages. For more information visit, www.cygnettheatre.com or call (619) 337-1525. COSTUME BALL AT THE COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL AND RESTAURANT The newly opened Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant is hosting the Old Town’s scariest party of the year. Complete with costume contests, flowing food and live music, this will be the place to be for Halloween eve night. Happening Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., tickets are $25 per person. For more information, please visit http://oldtowncosmopolitan.com/ or call (619) 297-1874. MOVIE NIGHT AND COSTUME CONTEST Everyone is invited to get in the ghoulish mood with a free spooky movie night under the stars. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and your bravest face and enjoy a family-rated spooky movie under the stars. The movie night will be held Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Fiesta de Reyes courtyard. Before the movie on Saturday, there will be a costume contest for all ages featuring prizes from merchants in the park for the various categories of costumes. Admission is free. TRICK-OR-TREAT Trick-or-treaters are invited to come out Saturday, Oct.30, and Sunday Oct. 31. from 4 p.m. to 6:30 to collect goodies from participating shops and museums throughout the park. Admission for this is free. LIVE STORYTELLING The haunting will continue with a live storytelling of Old Town’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28 and at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31. Fiesta de Reyes, Old Town San Diego State Park, Write Out Loud, Cygnet Theater and the Old Town Merchants Association sponsor the preceding events. There is free parking available in the Caltrans parking lot on Taylor Street in Old Town after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. For more information about any of these events, visit Fiestadereyes.com or call 619-297-3100.

CHURCHES IN OR NEAR MISSION VALLEY For your convenience

Holy Angels Byzantine Catholic Church 2235 Galahad Road 858-277-2511 First United Methodist 2111 Camino Del Rio South 619-297-4366 First Assembly of God 8404 Phyllis Place 858-560-1870 Calvary Southern Baptist 6866 Linda Vista Rd. 858-277-7078 Immaculata Catholic Church University of San Diego Campus 8998 Alcala Park 619-574-5700 Immaculate Conception Old Town 2540 San Diego Avenue 619-295-4148 Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala 10818 San Diego Mission Road 619-283-7319 Joyful Living Church 3505 Camino Del Rio South 619-521-4800 Holy Family Catholic Church 1957 Coolidge Street 858-277-0404 University City United Church of Christ 2877 Governor Drive 858-453-3444 Linda Vista Presbyterian Church 2130 Ulric Street 858-277-0523 University Christian Church 3900 Cleveland Ave. 619-295-4146 St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church Del Cerro 6556 Park Ridge Blvd. 619-460-6442

Gethsemane Lutheran Church 2696 Melbourne Drive 858-277-6572

Your Church or Synagogue can be listed here. Please call 619-291-0200 or send an email to Info@MissionValleyNews.com.


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Fishing, from page 9

HSDA, from page 5

big tuna comes greyhounding out of the water chasing after the panga! The big fish was so intent on getting the squid and so hungry, the crazy thing charged right up onto the sand where a bunch of captains and clients tackled it like a fumbled football at the Super Bowl. Here’s Captain Armando with the proof. Everyone was talking about the crazy tuna! This tuna was only about 20 yards off the beach when it got fired up and turned on the jets! That’s Cerralvo Island in the background. Flat as a lake out here! As I heard the story again from several sources, some of the guys thought they saw a big marlin just off shore that appeared to be feeding so maybe this tuna was just trying to get out of the feeding zone!

Booth,  presented by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians. The HDSA Hope Gala is  one of San Diego’s most entertaining charitable events. HDSA-San Diego also will honor San Diego Chargers Pro Bowl tight end Antonio Gates for his continuing efforts to bring awareness to the plight of those suffering from HD along with Dr. Leslie M. Thompson, an internationally-renowned HD researcher at the University of California, Irvine. The evening will also feature an appearance by HDSA family advocate and former NBC Emmy Award-winning correspondent Charles Sabine, who is gene-positive for HD. In addition, the evening always draws a large number of notable San Diegans, including special guests from the San Diego Chargers. Doors open at 6 p.m. for delicious food, cocktails, live and silent auctions, followed by dinner and the evening’s special program. Before and during the fun presentations and audience interaction, guests can bid on international vacation packages, sports memorabilia, dining at San Diego’s finest restaurants, and many more unique items. Proceeds from the event benefit the HDSA Center of Excellence for Family Services and Research at the University of California, San Diego in addition to other care and research programs committed to finding a cure for the fatal neurological disease. Table sponsorships are available at $5,000 and $3,000, while general tickets start at $300. For sponsorship information or to purchase tickets, please contact Stephanie Alband at (619) 225-2255 or salband@hdsa.org.

Happy Hour, from page 8 piano player, some of the old tunes of yesteryear. However, you walk past tables on the front porch for dining or enjoying a nice drink watching the folks walk by and wave to each other. But one of the important factors inviting those folks for lunch or dinner is the Happy Hour from 3-6 PM, and you can’t miss the bar, however, if you walk too quickly you will be outside in the huge garden area with more tables set up and yes, another outside bar, just in case you missed the first one. You might like some of their offerings: The Double Gun Slinger (Oyster on the Half Shell Shooter with a shot of Antigo Blanco Tequila) Happy Hour price: $4; or A Steer & A Beer. (Meyer Ranch Angus Burger with any draft beer) Happy Hour Price $9; or The Drunken Pescador (Fish Taco & a Fresh House Margarita) Happy Hour Price: $7. The list goes on with more choices such as: Chef ’s Daily Selection of Three Artisan Cheeses $8; Steamed Mussels & Clams, Silva Linguia, Preserved Lemon, Roasted Tomato, Salsa Verde & Crostini at $6; House Cured Salmon & Potato Tart, Poblano Rajas, Citrus Crema & Watercress for $9; and for those who stay later than Happy Hour, try the Red & Yellow Watermelon Salad, Herbed Goat Cheese, Arugula, Olive & Vincotto for $9 with your dinner. What is also inviting, the hotel offers drink specials until 7 pm where you can also continue to have $3 Well Drinks, House Wines and Draft Beers. Meeting with Joseph Melluso, Proprietor of the Hotel since the reopening July 10, 2010, and thanks to the State of California working to help them succeed in this State Park, he states, “business is growing and word is going out that we offer quaint period hotel accommodations, dining, relaxing in the State Park. Business is doing great with both HAPPY HOUR and happy employees.” It is possible to either sit inside or outside depending upon your pleasure, as they have heaters overhead keeping everyone in a Happy Mood. As one sits outside or walks around the hotel, it is important that they realize they are stepping back in time when this Hotel Cosmopolitan was first built back in 1829. It later became a home of the Bandini’s, a social center for the new San Diego. It also became a store, pickle factory and annex motel which later turned into La Casa de Bandini restaurant. It closed for a $7 million restoration and came back as its former name, Cosmopolitan Hotel. What makes this an enjoyable well spent time is naturally the taste of their food with Chef Amy DiBase, greeting at the door by several lady hostesses, or having Jerry, “the Minister of Libations” serve you at the outside bar and Sonny in front making a drink for you, or served by Paul with the Happy Hour presentation, also greeted by Annie, the lovely General Manager. Plus musical offerings of “old time” piano music, or a quiet harpist in the background, but expect Friday & Saturday music by the Flamenco Music with Nova Menco, this will keep your toes tapping. Truly a ‘step back in time’, but with today’s great higher quality of service and menu offering. Enjoy the COSMOPOLITAN Style of HAPPY HOUR!

Thoreau, from page 8 than support a war that would spread slavery’s territory into Mexico, I made my first contact with the theory of nonviolent resistance…I became convinced that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good. No other person has been more eloquent and passionate in getting this idea across than Henry David Thoreau...” Ripples from Walden Pond distills Thoreau’s unique personality as well as his intellectual essence and puts him on stage for all to enjoy his ample humor,  his piercing insight, and his poetic beauty. The performance will be followed by a Q&A discussion with the playwright. Reservations are recommended. Call Write Out Loud at 619-297-8953 or email writeoutloudsd@gmail.com. Tickets cost $15 for adults; $13 for seniors, students, and active military. WRITE OUT LOUD is a unique theatre company based in San Diego that is devoted to reading literature aloud for live audiences. Their website is www.WriteOutLoudsd.com.  And your editor’s favorite quote from Thoreau is “every promise of the soul has innumerable fulfillments; each of its joys ripens into a new want.”

Burri, from page 10 that. (I can tell you now that you can’t learn everything there is to know about it in a book.) To this day, I am still a regular at the library and always have two or three books “going” at a time. And I can’t resist the re-cycled books for sale in the lobby. I usually buy one or two at every visit even though it will take me about 18 years to finish the ones I already own.

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Important City of San Diego Phone Numbers Abandoned Vehicles................................. 858-495-7856 Animal Regulation................................................. 619-236-4250 Beach & Bay Advisory............................................ 619-338-2073 Birth and Death Records....................................... 619-237-0502 Brush/Weed Abatement......................................... 619-533-4444 Building Permits..................................................... 619-446-5000 Buses/MTS Access ................................................. 619-233-3004 Canyon Watchers Program................................... 858-292-6484 City Council Docket Info...................................... 619-533-4000 City Directory......................................................... 619-236-5555 Code Violations...................................................... 619-236-5500 Curb Maintenance.................................................. 619-527-7500 Dead Animal Removal........................................... 858-694-7000 Dog Licenses........................................................... 619-767-2675 Fire Stations............................................................. 619-533-4300 Graffiti.............................................................. 619-525-8522 Hazardous Materials Hotline............. 858-694-7000 Housing Commission ........................................... 619-231-9400 Humane Society ..................................................... 619-299-7012 Libraries: Balboa............................................................... 858-573-1390 Clairemont....................................................... 858-581-9935 Linda Vista....................................................... 858-573-1399 Mission Valley...................................... 858-573-5000 North Clairemont........................................... 858-581-9931 Serra Mesa....................................................... 858-573-1396 Noise Regulation..................................................... 619-236-5500 Office of Small Business......................................... 619-685-1390 Park and Recreation............................................... 619-525-8213 Parking Citations...................................... 619-236-7145 Police: Non-Emergency.......................... 619-531-2000 Pot Hole Hotline......................................... 619-527-7500 Recreation Centers: Kearny Mesa ................................................... 858-573-1387 Linda Vista ...................................................... 858-573-1392 North Clairemont........................................... 858-581-9926 Serra Mesa....................................................... 858-573-1408 South Clairemont............................................ 858-581-9924 Tecolote............................................................ 858-581-9933 Recycling Hotline................................................... 858-694-7000 Senior Citizens Services......................................... 619-236-6905 Serra Mesa Community Connection .................. 858-565-2473 Sewer Repair/Spills................................................. 619-515-3525 Sidewalk Maintenance........................... 619-527-7500 Social Services Information ...................................211 Stormwater Pollution Hotline........... 619-235-1000 Street Lights ................................................ 619-527-7500 Street Sweeping ...................................................... 619-527-7500 Traffic Control ........................................................ 619-533-3126 Tree Maintenance .................................................. 619-527-7500 Waste Reduction & Disposal ................................ 858-492-5010 Water Emergency ................................................... 619-515-3525 Water Utilities ........................................................ 619-515-3500 Zoning Regulation Information .......................... 619-236-5555 If you’d like to suggest a number or service to be added to this list, please call Mission Valley News & Views at 619-291-0200 or send an email to Info@MissionValleyNews.com.


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Sudberry Properties’ Planned Community, Civita, Selected by State of California as Model for Sustainable Land Use

Legends, from page 8

MVE & Partners, Architects.

Sudberry Properties, a San Diego-based commercial real estate developer known for its high quality town centers throughout Southern California, today announced that their award-winning planned community, Civita (previously known as Quarry Falls), has been named as a Catalyst Project by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Over the next 15 years, Civita will transform a declining 70-year-old sand and gravel quarry on the north side of Friars Road in Mission Valley into a sustainable mixed-use community with nearly 5,000 homes and almost one million square feet of retail, office and civic space. The community will also include abundant park space, its own water reclamation plant and access to the city’s light-rail system.

Lindbergh’s epic 1927 flight Gildred, Sr. took off from San Diego on March 13, 1931, in a Ryan B-5 Brougham, beginning a 19-day, 4200 mile goodwill flight to South America.  He was greeted by 15,000 spectators in Quito. Exactly 50 years later, Gildred’s son, Ambassador Ted Gildred, Jr., recreated his father’s famous flight, using a 1943 Stinson Reliant from the collection of the Air & Space Museum. After the successful completion of the 1981 commemorative goodwill flight, the Air & Space Museum donated the aircraft to the people of Ecuador to help them establish their own museum. Linden Blue Linden Blue was born in 1936 in Meeker, Colorado. Blue received his B.A. degree from Yale University in 1958, and is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School. Since 1986, Linden Blue has been Vice Chairman of General Atomics in San Diego. At GA his primary responsibilities have included development of the advanced, second-generation, Modular Helium Reactor (MHR), coordination of activities in GA’s Washington, DC office, and overseeing GA’s activities at the San Diego Supercomputer Center which GA established in 1985. From 1982 to 1984, he was President and CEO of Beech Aircraft Corporation. From 1977 to 1980, he was with Gates Learjet Corporation, serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager, and earlier as head of Strategic Planning. He is currently managing director of Spectrum Aeronautical, which designs and develops high technology business jets. Si Robin Seymour “Si” Robin was born in 1929 and studied electronics in College. In 1948 Robin moved to California and went to work for Douglas Aircraft working on antennas and other military parts. After leaving Douglas Robin went to work for Sensor Systems, a small company in Chatsworth, California. Sensor Systems was at the time just expanding into the antenna field. In 1970 Robin acquired the Sensor Systems and expanded its antenna production. Today Sensor Systems makes over two hundred and fifty types of antennas that are used by the majority of aircraft throughout the world. Major aviation clients include Airbus, Cessna, Boeing, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Northrop Grumman, and Honeywell. Si holds over 80 patents today.

Architectural renderings of the first townhouses to be built starting in November at the Civita Development (formerly known as Quarry Falls) in Mission Valley. Architect is McLarand Vasquez Emsiek & Partners. In addition to Civita, which received Bronze designation, the state recognized just twelve other sustainable and economically dynamic developments as Catalyst Projects. San Diego was the only city with two awards. The Village at Market Creek -- a network of residential, commercial and cultural projects in the Diamond Neighborhoods section of southeastern San Diego – earned a Gold designation. According to the sponsoring Department of Housing and Community SeeSudberry, Page 16

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ized in a permanent display in the building and updated annually with new inductees. KPBS is a public service of San Diego State University, serving the region with TV, Radio and Internet content that is educational as well as entertaining—and free of commercial interruption.

YMCA, from page 5 over the years, she has cut her workout to a once a week GRAVITY class, which she enjoys. She has always wanted to try some of the aerobics classes at Mission Valley but never got around to it until about two months ago. She tried a Zumba class and loved it because she enjoys dancing. She began to try out other classes, and now she is taking a class every day and loves it. It took her quite some time, but she has found things she enjoys, and exercise isn’t a chore anymore. Make a list of activities that you enjoy or classes that may interest you and check them off as you take them. You may find something you enjoy and a newfound enjoyment of exercise! For more info on the Y go to www.missionvalley. ymca.org

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Community C lassifieds SERVICES

Roy L. Schwartz Tree Service. 60 foot aerial truck. I.S.A. Certified Arborist #WE-6180-A. Dependable Service since 1977. Lic #775662. 619.282.3562. wwwARoyLTreeSVC.com (08/11) Window cleaning – 34 years experience. Professional craftsmanship. Reliable service. Serving all of San Diego County. Call John 1.800.Glitter 1.800.454.8837. (12/10) Jenna's Barber Shoppe. Styling for men, women & children. Wheelchair friendly. Old time expert haircuts at affordable prices. Colors & perms. 7424 Jackson Dr.#1A (across from Keil's in Bank of America lot) Tues-Fri., 8:30-3:30pm; Sat. 8:30-noon. By appt., 619-644-3669. (12/10)

Computer Services for home & office by local, seasoned, 18 year IT Pro. Wireless, upgrades, troubleshooting, system tuning/cleanup, training, minor miracles - Ed - 619-517-7153. (02/11)

Autism Specialist - Available to work in home with children on the autism spectrum. 14+ years experience. I can help you with behaviors, sensory issues, social skills, IEP's, and communication strategies. Call Chris M. 619-871-4757. Private surf lessons/coaching - 25 years of surfing experience. Come learn to surf before summer is over. Why go to a camp and get lost in the crowd? Call Chris M. 619-871-4757. People with disabilities welcome.

Let's give your yard a makeover. Coast Guard Veteran recently returned to native Allied Gardens, restarting landscape business. Renew your distressed overgrown landscape with simple solutions. Tree lacing, pruning, handyman services. Own tools, trailer, hauling available. Family man; dependable, references. Todd, 619-286-3679 or 541-261-6422. (11/10)

Quality exterior carpentry by Bob. Decks, fences, patio covers and termite repair. Free estimates, reasonable rates, insured and reliable. License #365241 since 1978. Phone: 619-275-1493. (06/11)

Contractor and handyman, most trades, small jobs great. Lic #701783, bonded and insured. Bill 619-6980375 and 619-895-7119.

Wallcovering Contractor - Enhance the beauty and value of your home! Removal, prep and installation. Precise, superior workmanship by Mr. Elisha Blatt, Lic.# 644396. Discounts on wallcoverings available. Free estimates. 619-582-4449. (07/11) Flute/Piano Instruction. 30 years experience. Beginner to advanced. Music Education. B.A. Degree. Reasonable rates. Available for teaching in your home or mine. Rick, 619-286-8012. (03/11) Pet/Housesitting Services. Est. 1983, Bonded. Pet-tenders offers feeding, walking, plant care, housesitting-and above all...spoiling... in your own home! www.pet-tenders.com 619-298-3033. (03/11) Roofing, licensed, bonded, second generation Allied Gardens roofer. Over 100 homes in Allied Gardens roofed.Repairs, all types of roofing. Free estimates. Call 619-287-7149. (12/11) Creative Landscape Irrigation/sprinkler repair. Drip/ drain/valves/timer/upgrades/installation/landscape lighting. 30 years experience. Cal Lic #736809. Call 619-465-2237. (01/11) Creative Landscape - mowing, edging, trimming, weed control, fertilizer, pruning plants, shrubs, trees. Weekly/bi-weekly service. Cal Lic #736809. 30 years exp. 619-465-2237. (01/11) Computer Repair - Setup - Tuneup. PC help for families, seniors, home offices. Trusted in homes for over 25 years. Call 619-992-5882. CA Lic #81527. Be Clutter Free - seniors and elderly, purge and shred unnecessary paper, pay bills, reconcile medicare statements, review insurance policies. Resources to keep you safely in your home. References, licensed, reasonable. 619-987-4682. Hauling: construction & yard cleanup. Demos. Light maintenance. Call Carlos at 858-495-0548; cellular 619-813-9988. Tierrasanta resident. Pls contact via email: chiripas1@aol.com. (03/11) Paul R. Smith Complete Home Improvement. Complete bath remodel for $7,200. All home repairs & remodeling. 43-year Allied Gardens resident. In business & serving the community for over 20 years. Lic #692972. BBB Member. Call Paul 619-818-7880. (11/10) Professional piano teacher for all ages. Private lessons include instruction in theory, performance and history. Located in San Carlos. (619) 838-7659, lovleysmusic.com. (01/11) Linda's Puppy Love. Bonded, licensed, insured pet & housesitting service offers daily dog walks, cat care, vacation visits, overnight care, love, care & attention. 619-857-3674. (2/11) We want safer, stronger seniors! Let's improve your balance, flexibility, strength and stamina. Personalized workouts in your own home are fun and private. Call Pam Melody, Certified Personal Trainer with Stronger, Safer Seniors Fitness Training, at 619-962-7144 for a free consultation. Lori's Housecleaning Service. Reliable, great references, quality work at reasonable prices. (619) 582-9586 or (541) 212-8299. (10/10) Albert's Painting. Exterior only. Small jobs ok. 35 years experience. Licensed. (619) 287-3198 or (619) 665-1284. Handyman Maintenance & Remodel. (619) 277-2077 Lic B762615 John Irwin. Local 50 years, independent, full service remodels. Expert moldings, tile, maintenance, remodel and all the little projects. (12/10) Healing Touch Therapeutic Massage. Nationally certified massage therapist offers massages for rehabilitation and/or relaxation at licensed home office (only). Introductory one-hour massage $35 (reg. $50). By appointment only. Call Suzy (619) 767-8866. License #92010781.(12) Gardening Service: Lawns, hedges, weeding, trimming, we do it all! 20 years experience, Allied Gardens resident since 1983. Weekly/bi-weekly service. Licensed/Insured. Free estimates. 619-287-6947. (07/11) Roy L. Schwartz Tree Service. 55 foot aerial truck. I.S.A. Certified Arborist #WE-6180A. Dependable service since 1977. Lic.#775662. 619-282-3562. www. ARoyLTreeSVC.com. (07/11) Senior in-home care services: Transportation, personal care, cleaning, cooking, laundry and more. Insured/bonded, hourly rates. Call 858-750-2079. San Diego Senior Care Services. (10/10)

Harmony piano. Ebony, black. $175. 619-465-0168. Handsome, classy, large sofa. Good condition. Antique. Potential higher value recovered to your taste. $325 or best offer. 619-286-8666.

WANTED Fair prices paid for vintage costume, pocket watches, sterling silver flatware and old San Diego historical memorabilia. Free in-home appraisals. Call Erik, 619-887-8762. (10/10)

At-Home Care Systems. Non-nursing, elder care, homemaker, your home - your hours, bonded, insured. 619-582-9819. (12/10)

Handyman - Construction: Repair of plumbing, electrical, heating, AC service, fencing, decking, roofing, appliance repair. Installation of doors, windows, millwork, cabinetry, flooring, paint debris removal. Free estimates; 17 years in the construction field. Raised in Allied Gardens; references. Dan Paterson, 619-4819978. (10/10)

R & M Signs and Designs. Custom signs, banners, window decals, vehicle magnetics, storefront graphics, team sports, custom apparel. RMsignsdesigns.com. Excellent service. 619-287-8757. (02/11) Window Cleaning and Pressure Washing by Green Earth. We specialize in window cleaning and pressure washing of residential properties. We also offer repair and replacement of window and door screens and rain gutter cleaning. Family owned. Lic #009237. Free estimates 619-808-4663. (08/11) San Carlos Handyman Service: Reliable, affordable, licensed and insured. No job too small. Call Dan @ 619-994-5680. (02/11) Painting: Int. & Ext. $65.00 average size room. Neat, clean and fast. Quality work. Free estimates. 280-7752. (10/10) Just Ask Crystal - specializing in odd jobs for seniors but all ages welcome. Organizing home & yard. Errands/meal preparation. Caretaker reprieve for spouse & family. Moving? Downsizing? Help before, during & after. Vacation pet & plant care. Walking partner for incentive. Extra hand for the holidays or parties. Too many jobs to list, just ask! San Carlos resident with local references. Please call Crystal at 619-887-1211. (12/10) Window Cleaning and Pressure Washing by Green Earth. We specialize in window cleaning and pressure washing of residential properties. We also offer repair and replacement of window and door screens and rain gutter cleaning. Family owned. Lic #009237. Free estimates. 619-808-4663. (08/11)

CHILD CARE Ms. Deborah's Little Adventures. Promoting the healthy development of children within a family environment. Ages 2-5, San Carlos, 7am-5pm, 619-7881213, License 376621645.

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FOR SALE

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is seeking enthusiastic, service-minded individuals for Museum Ambassador Volunteer Program. Call 619-238-1233 ext. 835 for more info! Republican Women are welcome to attend our monthly Navajo Canyon Republican Women, Fed. luncheon meetings. Program meetings feature informative speakers. We meet the 2nd Tuesday at The Brigantine Restaurant in La Mesa. Come join us! Call 619-697-2235.

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Festival, from page 1

Sudberry, from page 14

reds, relax with the light comforts of refreshing mellow whites, or enjoy the whimsy of unique blends. You’ll leave knowing why Old Town is internationally recognized as go-to destination for scrumptious, authentic Mexican and Spanish cuisine. The Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit benefitted by the event’s proceeds, invites you to take in all this FREE festival has to offer. Whether you are investing in a piece of artwork to enjoy for many years, admiring the history and culture of this breathtaking neighborhood, or simply strolling, drinking and dining, this amazing art showcase has something to offer everyone! The Old Town San Diego Art Festival is definitely a great way to spend the weekend. Mark your calendar and be sure to visit Old Town’s State Historic Park! For more information or tickets to the wine tasting, please call 619.233.5008.

Development (HCD), Catalyst Projects for California Sustainable Strategies Pilot Program maximize California’s ability to leverage public and private financial resources including local, State and federal funds. Catalyst Projects position California to effectively participate and compete for any new federal initiatives resulting from the federal Department of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Environmental Protection Agency’s Partnership for Sustainable Communities. The recognition includes up to $9.25 million in grant funding. The program is designed to encourage innovative land use and green building strategies for sustainable and progressive development in the state. “We are honored to have our sustainable efforts and dedication to green building and smart land use recognized by the State of California,” said Marco Sessa, senior vice president for Sudberry. “Civita will have a distinct community feel, with open spaces, gathering places and a design that encourages walking and enjoying the environment.”

Legends, from page 14 Bob Mitchell Mitchell began his military service as an aircraft apprentice in the Royal Air Force, thus began his lifelong association with Aviation. In 1973, he attended the United States Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where he earned a Master’s Degree with distinction in Astronautical Engineering. Mitchell joined Northrop Grumman with the acquisition of Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical, where he had served as president, in August 1999 and retired in December 2009. His last position was Sector Vice President for the Aerospace Systems Division. He was also the Corporate Lead Executive for the Army Aerial Common Sensor (ACS) program and the Navy’s EP-X program. Mitchell previously served as Sector Vice President for Special Programs at the former Integrated Systems Sector, captured several classified programs and became Corporate Lead Executive for the successful capture of the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) program. Steve Fossett Born in 1944, Steve Fossett grew up in California and received a business degree from Washington University in Missouri. The daredevil notched up more than 116 records in balloons, airplanes, sailboats, gliders and airships. At least 60 of them remain unbroken. He disappeared on 3 September 2007, shortly after taking off for what was expected to be a brief flight in his single-engine Bellanca Super Decathlon plane from a private ranch in Yerington, Nevada. He never returned, and the largest air and ground search in US history, involving dozens of aircraft and hundreds of people over an area of 44,000 sq km (17,000 sq miles), initially failed to find him. Fossett was declared legally dead by a court in Chicago on 15 February, 2008. Some of his belongings were eventually found with skeletal remains, which DNA testing proved belonged to Fossett. He was 63 at the time of his tragic death. The Hall of Fame Gala Celebration is scheduled for Saturday evening, October 23 in the Pavilion of Flight in the San Diego Air & Space Museum. For more info, call (619) 234-8291 or visit www.sandiegoairandspace.org.

ART Old Town San Diego • Live Music • Local Wine & Micro Brewery Tasting Food • Kids Area Activities • Classic Car Display

FREE ADMISSION FREE PARKING

Vaccine, from page 5 tion, and the Health & Human Services Agency. “I encourage everyone in San Diego County to get their flu shot,” added Roberts, who got vaccinated along with hundreds of residents. This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that people 6 months and older get vaccinated. The vaccine is especially recommended for people at higher risk of developing complications from the flu: pregnant women, children under 5, people 50 and older, those with chronic medical conditions and people in nursing homes or long-term care facilities. According to the CDC, more than 160 million flu doses will be available across the country. This is a 40 percent increase compared to previous years in anticipation of higher demand from the public. The vaccine comes in injectable and nasal forms; however, the nasal spray is only recommended for healthy individuals between 2 and 49 years of age. Locally, people can get the flu vaccine at their doctor’s office or retail pharmacies. People with no insurance or medical provider can get the flu vaccine at the County’s seven public health vaccination clinics. The nearest location can be found at www.sdiz.org or by calling 2-1-1. Last flu season, because of the H1N1 influenza pandemic, there were more flu-related deaths in the County than any previous year; 57 H1N1-related deaths since the novel H1N1 virus was discovered in April 2009. Furthermore, more than 900 people had to be hospitalized due to complications from H1N1. “These deaths and hospitalizations can be prevented,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H, County Public Health Officer. “Getting vaccinated is the single most important action people can take to protect themselves from the flu.”

crafts music food & wine S AT U R D AY & S U N D AY October 9th &10th 2010 10AM - 6PM OldTownArtFestival.com (619) 233-5008 Sponsored by

The Old Town San Diego Art Festival is partially supported by funding from the City of San Diego Economic Development and Tourism Support Program and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program.


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