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RSF Senior Center Silver Anniversary

Village Church Preschool Fun Fitness Day with Charger Jarret Johnson Jarret Johnson, outside linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, recently led Village Church Preschool students in a morning of “Fun Fitness.” Johnson participated with the children as they did activities such as stretching, exercising, and skill practice. See more inside. Photos/Jon Clark; For photos online, visit

The Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center celebrated 25 years of service to the community with a party and poker tournament held on Nov. 16 at The Inn at RSF. See more inside. (Above) Ramilee Webb, Maria Delgado, Bibbi Conner. Photos/Jon Clark

RSF Eagles flag football team ends undefeated season with Championship BY KAREN BILLING The Rancho Santa Fe Eagles flag football team dominated the South Coast Middle School League this year. The R. Roger Rowe School squad of 19 seventh and eighth grade boys capped a perfect, undefeated season with a 32-14 championship victory over Santa Fe Christian on Nov. 7. In addition to a pizza party, the team members celebrated their victory with a surprise ice-water dousing of their coach while all the parents in the stands on their home field blew kazoos. R. Roger Rowe School Athletic Director Steve Rossier said the hardware is coming —they have to get something to commemorate the undefeated year, which hasn’t happened in a long time for RSF. The boys went 14-0 for the season, led by longtime coaches Dave Warner and

The Champion Rancho Santa Fe Eagles flag football team. Courtesy photo Dave McClurg. Eighth grade running back Sully O’Brien said they were strict at times but were “the best coaches they could’ve had” to get their talented team to their championship. “I think we had a lot of depth, we didn’t have a lot of weak players,” said Sully, who is described by teammates as an “offensive powerhouse” pouring in more

rushing touchdowns than they were able to keep track of. Another key to the team’s success was its “insane” defense and the players’ experience,

See EAGLES, page 30


Nov. 21, 2013

Del Mar Fairgrounds wetlands restoration, fall race meet approved by Coastal Commission BY JOE TASH The Del Mar Fairgrounds received permission from the California Coastal Commission on Nov. 13 to begin holding a fall race meet in 2014, and to restore a dirt parking lot on the south side of its property into a natural wetlands habitat. As part of its decision, the panel voted to allow the fairgrounds to continue using its entire east overflow lot for parking and other activities, such as pumpkin and Christmas tree sales, for the next 10 years. Environmental groups, led by county Supervisor Dave Roberts and the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority, pressed the commission to order the fairgrounds to preserve a portion of the east lot as well as the entire south lot.

Officials with the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which oversees the state-owned fairgrounds, said they could not afford to lose both the 1,200 parking spaces in the south lot, and another 1,500 spaces in the east lot. The commission voted 7-3 to allow the continued use of the east lot, but required the fairgrounds to reapply for its permit in 10 years, and also to conduct two parking studies to look at alternative traffic and parking options. “I think it was a fair compromise and seven out of 10 commissioners felt likewise,” said Fred Schenk, president of the 22nd DAA board. “It’s a balanced approach.” River park officials, however, wanted the com-

See FAIRGROUNDS, page 30

Prominent RSF psychologist faces potential license revocation gist,” said the accusation, a

BY JOE TASH A prominent Rancho Santa Fe psychologist, who has appeared as a mental health expert on television and radio shows and written newspaper columns, faces possible revocation of his license due to alleged misconduct. On Sept. 9, the state Attorney General’s office filed a formal accusation against Dr. Keith D. Kanner on behalf of the California Board of Psychology. The accusation alleges that Kanner engaged in a sexual relationship with the mother of a juvenile patient, and also failed to properly document his treatment of the patient. Kanner “was grossly negligent in his care and treatment of patient S.H. and in the practice of his profession as a psycholo-

nine-page document filed by the Attorney General’s office, which is available on the Board of Psychology’s website. Through his attorney, Kanner has requested a hearing to contest the allegations, which is scheduled for October 2014. Until then, Kanner is allowed to continue to practice, said an official with the Board of Psychology, although his license expired on Oct. 31 and he had not renewed it as of Nov. 15. Neither Kanner nor his attorney, Keith E. Zwillinger of Solana Beach, responded to emails and voice messages from this newspaper seeking comment. The hearing to deter-



November 21, 2013

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Letters to the Editor/Opinion

The Time to (Re)Plant is Now… When most people think of Rancho Santa Fe, they likely think of rolling hills, scenic vistas and, above all, trees, lots and lots of trees. Indeed, the area was initially planted as a tree farm by the Santa Fe Railroad in the 1800s. As a result, we find ourselves over 100 years later with much of the Ranch planted with a monoculture of Red Gum Eucalytpus as our big “skyline trees.” This is the horticultural equivalent of having all of your eggs in one basket. In the not-too-distant future, we are going to lose all these lovely mature trees, and with them, a significant amount of the character and beauty of our town. Sometime in the late 1990s, the Lerp Psyllid, a tiny insect native to Australia, also the home of the Eucalyptus, found its way to our shores and has been ravaging our trees ever since. These highly destructive bugs cause the Red Gum Eucalyptus to lose their leaves several times a year, gradually weakening and eventually killing the trees. One cannot help but notice this happening, sadly, all over town and especially in the western part of the Covenant. Entire sections of Linea del Cielo are now completely devoid of these mature “skyline trees.” All efforts at controlling this pest have failed. So instead of having a lovely tree canopy, crowned with graceful “skyline trees” framing our vistas in the areas where Red Gum Eucalyptus are prevalent, we have areas in which the forest is in severe decline. In addition to being an eyesore, these dying trees with all their leaf litter pose an extreme fire hazard. The time to replant is now! Our committee, CONE (the “Committee on the Natural Environment”), was formed under the umbrella of the RSF Association, by a concerned group of residents who, believing in the scenic character of Rancho Santa Fe, want to assist our neighbors (and the Association) in transitioning from the monoculture of dying eucalyptus to a more diverse, stable and water-wise landscape. A list has been assembled, available at (http://www.rsfassociation. org/pages/trees.html), of various trees and shrubs that we feel accomplish this goal. In addition, we are looking to possibly contract with a local nursery to grow many of the recommended trees and shrubs in order to make them readily and cheaply available to Association members. While some residents might balk at committing to something they may not immediately benefit from (trees do take time to grow), we cannot emphasize enough the importance of this effort to maintain the character and feel of the community. The suggested list, while not exhaustive, contains plants that will mature at varying rates and heights, helping homeowners achieve continuity in the ongoing enjoyment of their landscapes. Failing this effort, the future will see a lot of dead trees followed by…weeds? While the land will eventually revert to native shrubbery, the character of our community and subsequent value of our real estate will be negatively impacted for a long time into the future. We strongly urge all residents (particularly those in the most impacted areas in the western side the Ranch) to consider making this investment in their and our common “treescape” for now, and for the future. There is a Chinese Proverb that says: “The best time to




RSF Association and RSF Golf Club boards to hold planning retreat BY KAREN BILLING The Rancho Santa Fe Association Board of Directors will meet in a one-day planning retreat with the RSF Golf Club Board of Governors on Nov. 21 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. In the closed, private session meeting, the boards will discuss the results of the recent Club Mark survey, membership trends, take a “cold hard look” at the expense side and potential ways to increase revenues at the club. The main strategic implications from the Club Mark survey were that 29 percent of Rancho Santa Fe’s demographic is over 70 years old and in 10 years or less 61 percent will be over age 70; there is a decline in golf membership (from a peak of 680 it is now down to 512); and a decline in capture rate for new members. The boards plan to discuss the possibility of a fitness center or pool as both were popular in the survey: 58 percent of survey respondents said their experience at the club would be improved with a fitness center, 43 percent of respondents said they wanted spa facilities and 42 percent expressed a desire for a swim complex. On Dec. 13, the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club’s Green Committee will meet to review and discuss the complete Golf Course Master Plan. Once the plan is adopted by the RSF Golf Club’s Board of Governors, open meetings will be scheduled with Golf Club members to review the plan.

RSF Golf Club to hold tree lighting event Dec. 1 The Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club will hold a festive tree lighting event on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 4:30 p.m. The event features live reindeer, cookies, s’mores, hot chocolate and holiday portraits by a professional photographer. The RSF Golf Club is located at 5827 Via de la Cumbre, Rancho Santa Fe; 858-756-1182.






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November 21, 2013


R. Roger Rowe brother and sister win cross country titles BY KAREN BILLING Rancho Santa Fe twins Elle and Finn Waters both took cross country titles at the recent South Coast Middle School League Championships. Their victories marked the first time that R. Roger Rowe School has had a boy and girl champion in the same year and it just so happens that they are in the same fleet-footed family. The championship races were held at Mission Bay on a 1.5-mile loop that had the runners hoofing on both grass and concrete. The two first place finishes were huge personal bests for the Waters duo — last year, as seventh graders, Elle finished fourth overall and Finn placed fifth. Finn was able to see his sister’s victory before his own race. “When she won I said to myself, ‘I better win too or it’s going to be an awkward family dinner,’” Finn said. “It was really fun when we both won, I didn’t think both of us would…Our

Finn Waters, right, won the boys South Coast Middle School League Championships in cross country. The RSF boys team took second overall. Courtesy photo whole family was there so it was really good to win it in front of them.” In addition to the individual victories, the Rowe boys cross country team also finished second overall in the league. Rowe eighth grader Jacob Aries also placed third at the championships, finishing a season in which he traded leads with Finn in a friendly rivalry. Rowe Athletic Director Steve Rossier said Coach Ricardo Rodrigues has done an exceptional job developing the cross country program over the past four years. “Ricardo is unbelievable, he’s also an athletic trainer and he really connects with the kids,” Rossier said. “Twenty-

Elle Waters, left, won the girls South Coast Middle School League Championships in cross country at Mission Bay recently, along with her twin brother. Courtesy photo five kids want to come out and run because of him.” Both Finn and Elle started running just last year as seventh graders and stuck with the sport when they realized their talent and speed. Finn showed his strength in running hills this year with late-race power surges. “I tend to sprint the last 100 yards and can beat people out,” Finn said. “Having extra energy and not getting fatigued has been helpful.” In the championships, Finn was in a leading pack of four runners when he made a break for it toward the end of the course.

“I sprinted more than I should have but it was worth it, they couldn’t catch me,” Finn said. “It was a pretty close finish.” While others may prefer to easily jog during a cross country race, Elle cannot. “I have to win,” the competitive Elle said. One of the most important things she’s learned from Coach Rodrigues is how to pace herself. Elle’s strategy is to stick with the race leader for the bulk of the race and then pick up the pace in the last 300 to 400 yards. She easily employed her strategy in the championship race, hanging with a Francis Parker runner and then kicking it into high gear for the finish. Elle also plays soccer and Finn plays basketball and surfs. Both twins say they hope to continue their running careers in high school, although Elle likes track and Finn prefers cross country.

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November 21, 2013

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Bach Collegium San Diego to present the Dublin version of Handel’s Messiah in RSF

RSF couple recognized as ‘Inspiring Power Couple’ in Huffington Post Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz of Rancho Sante Fe, the cofounders of World of Children® Award, are among America’s top five inspiring power couples, according to the Huffington Post. The couples were chosen for their commitment to “working together to create change.” The World of Children® Award co-founders were recognized alongside Bill and Melinda Gates. Harry and Kay, two retired senior executives turned philanthropists, were included because of their dedication to vulnerable children. They founded World of Children® Award 16 years ago to honor and elevate the work of extraordinary individuals serving vulnerable children worldwide. Bill and Melinda Gates, New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, Paul and Sonia Tudor Jones, as well as billionaire John Arnold as his wife, Laura, were also included on the list. Harry and Kay have just returned from New York

Bach Collegium San Diego (BCSD), the city’s only early music performance ensemble, presents the 1742 Dublin version of G.F. Handel’s great oratorio Messiah to celebrate the holiday season on Dec. 8 in Rancho Santa Fe at the Church of the Nativity and Dec. 9 in La Jolla at St James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church . Immediately following those performances, the company leaves for its New York City debut on Dec. 14. These are the only performances of the complete Messiah in San Diego this season, and the only Messiah performed with period instruments. For tickets and more information, visit

Honorees Susie Krabacher and C. Mead Welles, Co-Founder Kay Leibowitz, Alina Cho, Co-Founder Harry Leibowitz, Honoree Lauren Bush Lauren. City where they hosted the 2013 World of Children Awards Ceremony on Nov. 7. There, they honored six extraordinary heroes who are transforming the lives of vulnerable children worldwide. “We are deeply inspired by the remarkable contributions our honorees have made to changing the trajectory of children’s lives for the better,” Harry said. Since 1998, World of Children Award has granted more than $5 million in cash grants and program support to 100 honorees who are the driving force behind programs serving children in more than 140 countries. “Sustainable, practical giving to real life heroes, that’s how we operate,” said actress Stephanie March, celebrity ambassador for World of Children Award. “We are working to create a world that no longer needs our services. Until such a time comes, World of Children Award will continue to elevate those in the field.” For more information, visit

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Helen Woodward Animal Center to present Holiday activities and crafts for kids at ‘Frosty Farm’ events Santa will be visiting Helen Woodward’s Frosty Farm and spreading holiday cheer to all children Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 14-15, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. To make him feel at home, ‘REAL’ snow will be falling as Miniature Horse “Reindeer” dress up and join in on the holiday activities, along with some of their wintery friends including bunnies, guinea pig, sheep, and more! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or any other winter holiday, your family will enjoy quality Christmas time together with Santa and animal friends while experiencing fun Christmas activities for kids. For a schedule of events or more information on Helen Woodward’s Frosty Farm, visit or contact Santa’s Workshop (a.k.a. the Education Department) at or (858) 756-4117, ext. 318.

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RSF Community Food & Funds Drive for North County’s Food Bank runs Dec. 1-Dec. 31

Food Drive Committee members: Front (l-r): Becky McKinney, Mike Phillips, Margaret Miller, Dee Swanson; Back (l-r): Al Castro, Joan Flowers, Kathy McElhinney, Helen DiZio, Scott Johnson. Photo/Jon Clark The RSF Women’s Golf Club is sponsoring a Food & Funds Drive for the benefit of North County’s Food Bank. This past year the Food Bank worked with more than 100 Community Partners to provide over 1.5 million meals to North County families, seniors and children. Kickoff is Sunday, Dec. 1 at the RSF Golf Club’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and will run through Tuesday, Dec. 31, New Years Eve.

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* Checks made payable to: North County’s Food Bank

*All non-perishable food accepted

* Any amount greatly appreciated

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* Shanon and Bobbi will collect checks and cash. * Every dollar provides four meals $10 = 40 meals $100 = 400 meals $1,000 = 4,000 meals $5,000 = 20,000 meals

Barrels for food will be located outside and inside the Women’s Locker Room. Food donations also accepted in the Pro Shop, at the Front Desk and Starters Podium. Please leave checks with Shanon or Bobbi at the Front Desk. Help ‘Take a Bite Out of Hunger’ in North San Diego County! One Barrel = 150 meals. One-hundred dollars = 400 meals

Village Church Community Theater to present classic ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ The Village Church Community Theater presents a fully staged musical production of “It’s A Wonderful Life” Dec. 13-15. Come witness a heartwarming, family-friendly portrayal of Frank Capra’s masterpiece at The Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe at 6225 Paseo Delicias. Showings include, Friday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. Admission for adults is $15 per person for preferred seating and $10 per person for general seating. Admission

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Rancho Santa Fe Review

RSF’s Bill and Dana Knees launch unique custom fragrance company ‘Pastiche’ BY KAREN BILLING Entrepreneurial husband and wife team Bill and Dana Knees have used their business sense to launch a new business that specializes in scents. Their company, Pastiche, allows people to mix their own perfumes, sold at fun and festive privately-hosted parties and events. “I believe we’re bringing what most people think is an unaffordable luxury and we’re making it affordable,� Dana said. While Pastiche is not the first custom fragrance company, Dana believes they are the first social selling company. Launching officially two weeks ago, she has 20 designers on her team hosting parties in San Diego and selected markets around the country. “It makes me feel good because I can create jobs, I can help people supplement their income or do well enough to run their own business,� Knees said. “And I’m doing something that I really love and enjoy, I’m back in the fragrance world that I love.� Pastiche is getting a lot of attention during the holiday season. It was featured at Nativity School’s holiday boutique and was a part of the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center’s silver anniversary party held Nov. 16 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Pastiche will also be available at the “Sip, Shop and Style� event at 20 Lounge; the boutique nail bar in Cardiff on Nov. 21 from 5-8 p.m.; the Horizon Prep’s holiday boutique on Nov. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe’s first annual holiday boutique to benefit the Rancho Coastal Humane Society on Dec. 10. from 4-7 p.m. Dana, a Kentucky native, had been in the fragrance industry for over 25 years in New York, working for Unilever (where she met Bill) and Coty Beauty in sales and market-

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ing. She also had the opportunity to work at a perfume house, as the vice president of global development at Robertet. “It was my favorite job out of everything in the industry because that’s where I really learned to appreciate the art of perfumery,� said Dana of her work with master perfumers, of which there are only about 500 worldwide. “It was my dream job.� The Knees eventually moved to California to pursue another dream, to live and raise their children in California and for Bill to become the chief marking officer at Callaway Golf. Dana knew she wanted to continue working but want-

ed it to be something entrepreneurial. After Bill left Callaway they started exploring their options together. “I was ready for something new and different, something really fun. When we discovered the social selling model for Pastiche, we loved it because we’re both so social. The idea of doing parties for a living sounded pretty good,� Bill said. “Plus Dana and I are really compatible. She’s great at the creative and I’m great at the business side, so we work well together.� “We respect one another and there are no egos,� Dana said. It was Bill that came up with the name Pastiche, a French word for pulling individual pieces of art together to create a masterpiece. It was a perfect fit for Dana’s selected logo, a fleur-de-lis with a heart in the center. The Knees started test marketing their idea a year ago in Northern California, New York and Kentucky to see if it would work and the results were promising. Pastiche’s fragrance designers become independent consultants, buying a starter kit to go out and host parties. Pastiche pays 40 percent commission, which Dana said is very strong in the industry. See FRAGRANCE, page 30

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Rancho Santa Fe Review

RSF Literary Society begins new season with author Jess Walter The RSF Literary Society kicked off its 2013-2014 season on Nov. 14 at The Grand Del Mar. Attendees enjoyed a presentation by guest speaker Jess Walter, author of “Beautiful Ruins” (see story on Walter on page 10). The next RSF Literary Society meeting will be held on Jan. 27, 2014 at The Grand Del Mar. The event will feature guest speaker Anne-Marie O’Connor, author of “The Lady in Gold.” The Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society is sponsored by Northern Trust, the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center and the Rancho Santa Fe Review. Photos.McKenzie Images; For photos online, visit

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A ‘Rock Star of Science’ coming to Village Viewpoints event in Rancho Santa Fe Dr. Eric Topol, who has been called a “Rock Star of Science,” is one of the top 10 most cited researchers in medicine. He will be speaking at the next Viewpoints event in Rancho Santa Fe on Tuesday, Dec. 3. This is an evening you will not want to miss, as he will be sharing his insights into the revolutionary field of wireless medicine that may soon be a part of our lives. Dr. Topol has become one of the world’s leading authorities on wireless medicine, and has co-founded the West Wireless Health Institute. He works tirelessly on genomic and wireless digital innovative technologies which he believes will reshape the future of medicine. Dr. Topol has earned many important accolades over his distinguished career, including being voted the #1 Most Influential Physician Executive in the United States in 2012, and being elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Topol is a practicing cardiologist at Scripps while at the same time holding other significant positions there: Director of the flagship NIH supported Scripps Translational Science Institute, Chief Academic Officer at Scripps Health, and Professor of Genomics at the Scripps Research Institute. Dr. Topol pioneered the development of several medications that are routinely used in medical practice today. His book The Creative Destruction of Medicine was published in 2012.

chase is encouraged. Viewpoints is co-presented by The Village Church and the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation. The goal of the lecture series is to inform, inspire and impact by providing a forum in which individuals, renown in their field, share their knowledge, wisdom and insight with members of our community. For more information please go to: or call (858) 381-8070. w w w. v i l l a g e v i e w p o i n t s . c o m

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RSF Community Center Holiday Workshop for children to be held Dec. 7 The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center will hold a Holiday Workshop at the center for children, ages 5 through 12 years old, on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m.-noon. Parents are welcome to accompany their children or drop them off for the workshop. There will be a variety of crafts to choose from and children will feel the pride of creating handmade gifts for family members and friends while sipping hot chocolate and enjoying holiday cookies. Join us for a morning of holiday cheer! Free gift wrapping is Register online today at or included. call 858-756-2461. Workshop fee is $50 Registration deadline is Monday, Dec. 2. per child.


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Accomplished ‘Beautiful Ruins’ author prides himself on writing a wide range of novels BY JOE TASH Jess Walter’s latest novel arose from the nucleus of an imaginary tableau: it is 1962, and a beautiful actress steps out of a boat at the dock of a tiny village on Italy’s Cinque Terre coast as a young man watches, spellbound, from shore. The novel spans continents, decades and encompasses a number of different types of storytelling. Walter worked on the book, “Beautiful Ruins,� for 15 years before it was published in 2012 by HarperCollins. “As a writer, I like to challenge myself,� said Walter, who spoke Nov. 14 at the Grand Del Mar Resort before members of the Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society. By interweaving the different points of view of his characters and telling a story that covered 50 years, set in both Europe and America, he said, he hoped to provide “an uncommon read� for those who picked up the book. “Beautiful Ruins� is Walter’s sixth novel, and he has also published a work of non-fiction and, most recently, a collection of short stories. A former journalist who has lived his entire life in Spokane, Washington, Walter said, “With (non-fiction) you’re trying to write about what is, with fiction what could be. You try to research it into being.� The book’s settings are places he has visited, such as Italy’s coast, Edinburgh, Scotland, and England, Walter said. He especially loved the Cinque Terre coast, which he visited with his Italian-American wife. Walter’s research led him to a snake-bitten production of the film “Cleopatra,� which came in over budget to the point that it lost money, even though it became the highestgrossing film of 1963, the year it was released. One of the film’s stars, Richard Burton, also becomes a character in the novel, and the film production serves as a backdrop. Early in the novel, the young man who had watched the actress disembark from the boat in 1960s Italy, Pasquale Tursi, shows up in the present time — some 50 years after the fact — at a Hollywood studio. Meeting with a young film executive named Claire Silver, he describes that event as “L’attimo che dura per sempre,� or, “the moment that lasts forever.� Pasquale is on a quest to find the long-lost actress, Dee Moray. “And Claire feels a tug in her chest, some deeper shift, a

Northern Trust Wealth Strategist Gayle Allen, author Jess Walter, Literary Society President Candace Humber, Northern Trust SD County Region President John Ippolito Photo/McKenzie Images cracking of her hard-earned cynicism, of this anxious tension she’s been fighting,â€? writes Walter. “The actress’s name means nothing to her, but the old guy seems utterly changed by saying it aloud, as if he hadn’t said the name in years. Something about the name affects her, too — a crush of romantic recognition, those words, moment and forever — as if she can feel 50 years of longing in that one name‌â€? Walter began his writing career at age 19 when he landed a reporter job at his hometown newspaper, the Spokesman-Review in Spokane. His first book grew out of his reporting on the 1992 Ruby Ridge incident, a deadly standoff between federal government agents and the Weaver family, who lived in a cabin on an Idaho mountaintop. Walter was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his reporting on the story, and a film was later made out of his book. “That was the beginning of working on books, which I’d always dreamed of doing,â€? he said. The product of a working class family, Walter was 20 before he flew on an airplane. Since then, he has traveled extensively to research and promote his books. He prides himself on writing a variety of different types of novels, from mysteries to literary fiction to “Beautiful Ruins,â€? which he compared to a “pasticheâ€? or “quiltâ€? of different

elements that are woven together to form a coherent narrative. “I’m very hard to peg,â€? he said. One common thread in his novels and short stories, though, is the use of humor. “I like the intersection of humor with every other emotion,â€? such as sadness or pathos, he said. Rather than work on one project at a time, he said, he often juggles two or three, putting one down when he gets stuck and going on to another. He’s currently writing two novels and doesn’t know for sure which he’ll finish first. He also recently worked with a film director to craft a screenplay based on “Beautiful Ruins.â€? He’s hoping the film will be made, eventually, but, “Until you’re in the theater eating popcorn, you don’t really know.â€? Walter said he’s enjoying the current speaking tour he’s on, sponsored by financial services corporation Northern Trust. “To be in Las Vegas one day and La Jolla the next‌ growing up in a blue collar family, it was far more than I expected or thought would happen to me,â€? he said. For more information on Jess Walter, visit


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Local singer and mom releases debut album BY KRISTINA HOUCK When her 7-year-old daughter refused to sing during the voice lessons she purchased at an auction, Anna Danes stepped in. The local resident didn’t realize she would discover her true passion. “I love the expression of singing,” Danes said. “The songs that I like are what I consider American songs and standards. It’s the classics that we all grew up with. “They’ve always been an inspiration. To be singing these songs now — it’s awesome! I just love jazz.” Now 9, her daughter opted for guitar lessons, while Danes recorded her first album. Family, friends and neighbors celebrated the release of “Longing” during a party Nov. 15 at Coast Highway Photography in Solana Beach. Owner and photographer Kevin Connors captured the photos for Danes’ album cover. “I’m excited!” said Danes at the party. “It’s such a community event. So many people who live and work here have helped me with this project. That’s why I wanted to keep it local.” Now available at local retailers such as Coast Highway Photography, the album will be released on iTunes and on Danes’ website Feb. 11, just

Anna Danes Photo/Jon Clark before Valentine’s Day. “It’s appropriate because it’s an album about love and longing for it,” Danes said. “Longing” features a dozen jazz covers, including “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “Killing Me Softly” and “Sweet Valentine.” “The music, to me, is beautiful. The melodies are beautiful,” Danes said. “The sentiments are about wanting love and missing love. Everybody can relate to that.” Born in Gdansk, Poland, Danes was 10 years old when her family escaped Communist rule and vacationed in Sweden. After her father landed an engineer position in Ot-

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Local veterans continue to give out sleeping bag sets to the homeless in downtown San Diego; Donations needed The “Compassion Campaign” of the San Diego Veterans For Peace begins its fourth year this fall, seeking donations from the public and purchasing and delivering new sleeping bag sets to the most needy of the 1,000 homeless sleeping on the streets and alleys in downtown San Diego. The campaign began in December 2010, when veteran chapter members learned from homeless vets on the street how a sleeping bag, waterproof stuff sack, and reusable poncho could change the lives of people on the street who had no protection from the elements at night. The chapter veterans set about to raise $3,000 and buy 100 sleeping bag sets. With the generous help of the public, over 1,800 sets have now been purchased and delivered quietly late at night by chapter veterans to the most needy homeless on the street. Many have nothing but their clothes and a piece of cardboard to sleep on.

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Having purchased its first sets locally, sets are now purchased for $33 each from the Coleman Company in Colorado, in quantities of 50, well below wholesale, with Coleman paying the freight and charging no sales tax. Bags are a great value San Diego Veterans for Peace thanks the Coleman Company. As the cold weather and occasional rain is now upon us, San Diego Veterans for Peace asks that you consider a donation to the “Compassion Campaign,” which may be made on- line with a credit card or by mail with a check. In either case, the organization’s treasurer, a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer, will immediately provide you with a beautiful card of thanks and receipt for your taxes, as San Diego Veterans for Peace is a 501-C-3 non-profit veterans educational organization. One-hundred percent of your donation buys gear. To donate by credit card: and to donate by check, send your check to: SDVFP, 12932 Sunderland Street, Poway, CA 92064. For more information, please call 858-342-1964.

Don’t miss RSF Big Band’s nostalgic evening of swing music Nov. 24 •Event is selling out, buy tickets now Rancho Santa Fe Big Band celebrates the composers and band leaders of the Big Band era on Sunday evening, Nov. 24, at the Village Church (6225 Paseo Delicias, RSF) from 6-8:30 p.m. This 17-piece swing orchestra, under the direction of Professor and former President of the San Diego Musicians’ Association Jack Wheaton, with producer and trumpeter Dominick Addario, vocalist and events coordinator Marie Addario, and the finest players of Big Band era music, presents a nostalgic evening of swing music. This indoor pops-like (bring your own wine and appetizers) concert, celebrates its 12th year with packed performances. The non-profit swing orchestra provides decorations, munchies, glasses and wine openers, table linens and, of course, the multi-talented musicians who hail from LA, Orange and San Diego counties. Many of the musicians have played with the bands of the ‘30s and ‘40s and Jack Wheaton never misses a chance to recall a good story or funny memory between arrangements. He’s heard them all. Tables of 10 may be reserved by calling Addario at 858-756-4542. For more information log on to RSF Big Band’s web site: Tickets are $45 per person or $400 per table of 10. Individual tickets may be purchased at the RSF Association office. “Swing, Swing, Swing” into the holidays at the Rancho Santa Fe Big Band party.

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Local couple celebrates National Adoption Month by officially adopting four children BY KRISTINA HOUCK Nov. 30 is a special day for the Bonadeo family. John and Betty Bonadeo will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary, and their oldest child will turn 10 years old. Dorothea, 9, proudly informs others that she was born on her parents’ wedding day. “We actually had a child that day, we just didn’t know her yet,” Betty Bonadeo said. The Bonadeo family celebrated National Adoption Month by finalizing the adoption of their four children Nov. 15, when nearly 20 families finalized adoptions during a ceremony at Juvenile Court in San Diego. The event was held a week before National Adoption Day, which takes place Nov. 23. “I can’t imagine life without them,” Betty Bonadeo said. John, 59, and Betty Bonadeo, 56, met later in life. Originally from Detroit, John Bonadeo owns a bathroom and kitchen remodeling business. Betty Bonadeo, a Chicago native, is a former Secret Service agent who retired 12 years ago. After working with fertility specialists and trying in vitro fertilization and surrogacy in their early years of marriage, the couple turned to adoption. They decided to relocate to California, which they found to be an “adoptionfriendly state,” and moved from Washington D.C. to this area in 2010. “When I was working, failure was impossible,” Betty Bonadeo said. “I always thought I could work hard enough or study hard enough and I could get whatever I wanted. “It was the first time I ever came up against a wall and couldn’t get what I wanted with hard work. It took a long time to move on.” Shortly after becoming licensed foster care parents, the couple received a call about four siblings from Alaska who needed a forever family. They welcomed Dorothea, Peter, David and Katherine — now 9, 8, 7 and 5 years old — into their home on March 24, 2012. Being new parents to four children was a little overwhelming at first, Betty Bonadeo admitted. During the first week, she and her husband planned a

John and Betty Bonadeo with their children: (l-r) Peter, Katherine, Dorothea and David. Courtesy photo family outing every day, taking their the children to the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Legoland and other kid-friendly destinations. “It was the wrong thing to do because after that first week, the kids said, ‘Where are we going now?’” recalled Betty as she laughed. After three months, the couple hired a summer nanny. An au pair from Germany now lives with the family. The bonding process also took time, especially for the

two older children as they had memories of their birth parents, she added. “When the bonding occurs, you know what day it is,” she said. “These little kids look at me in a loving way, and of course, I love them, too.” One of her most cherished memories was hearing her youngest tell her classmate, “That’s my real mom!” when he asked whether Betty Bonadeo was her grandmother. “It just touched my heart,” she said. Now, the couple is open to potentially welcome a fifth child. Their home could accommodate one more child and they plan to renew their foster care license. “The kids all want more kids. The girls want a girl and the boys want a boy,” said Betty Bonadeo, who noted the family sponsors a 15-year-old girl from Guatemala. “I already cook for seven people, so one more child doesn’t seem like a big deal.” For the most part, John Bonadeo said the adoption ceremony was “not going to change anything.” He was already their father, and his wife was already their mother. “It seems like we’ve had them forever,” Betty Bonadeo said. “I don’t remember not having them.” “The good lord provided,” John Bonadeo said. “I think what happened to us — we couldn’t have asked for anything better.” There are about 3,500 youth in the San Diego County foster care system. At any given time, more than 40 children are waiting for permanent adoptive placement, according to the county’s website. The couple encouraged others to become foster parents and choose adoption. “Don’t be afraid of doing it,” Betty Bonadeo said. “We want to tell everybody that we’re not perfect and they’re not perfect, but it’s OK. “Everybody can do this. It doesn’t matter how old you are.” For more information, visit gov/hhsa/programs/cs/adoptions_program/

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November 21, 2013


San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent Rick Schmitt’s Monthly Update Superintendent Rick Schmitt plans to update the greater San Dieguito Union High School District community through the local media with a monthly update. Topics covered will include curriculum, facilities, budget, safety, and other specific and special interest topics. Today’s update focuses on your property tax bill, technology and plans for a new middle school in Pacific Highlands Ranch. BY RICK SCHMITT As many of you know, property tax statements were mailed in October with an incorrect tax rate for Proposition AA. Once the error was discovered, the District, the Treasurer-Tax Collector, and the Auditor-Controller of the County of San Diego all took responsibility to correct the mistake. The County mailed letters to every affected property owner and new statements Rick Schmitt were sent before the first payment was due. Anybody who paid the incorrect amount will be refunded the difference. The District would like to thank the Treasurer-Tax Collector and County for working so quickly to ensure that all taxpayers will only pay the correct amount. We have all promised to work together to make certain this will not happen again. We encourage anyone who may have questions about their tax bill to contact the Tax Collection customer service staff at (877) 829-4732. One of the major priorities of Proposition AA is the upgrading of network technology

infrastructure at each of our schools. Bond funds will be focused entirely on improving our network bandwidth, power, and wireless access so that any device a student or teacher wants to use on the network will have a fast and reliable connection. With more instructional content making its way online and traditional applications moving to browser-based cloud computing, it’s important that we build a network that will support any device accessing the curriculum, whether it is owned by the school or a student. Over the next three years, we will upgrade local networks, wireless access, servers, media centers, and classroom technology at all of our ten campuses. While we would love to accomplish all of this work over a summer, the upgrades must be methodically phased in at each campus and, in some instances, wait for other structural bond projects to happen before the technology improvements can be completed. To keep updated on our bond projects and schedules, refer back to the Prop AA website at The San Dieguito Union High School District will open a new middle school in the Carmel Valley area in the fall of 2015. The as of yet unnamed school will be very near to Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) off of Village Center Loop and will be designed to initially accommodate approximately 500 students with the ability to expand to accommodate up to

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Local doctor-turned-author launches fifth book in honor of girl who died of a brain tumor BY KRISTINA HOUCK Maddie James loved the ocean. One of her favorite places to visit was the Ocean Institute at Dana Point Harbor. Although the 5-year-old lost her battle to an inoperable brain tumor in 2011, her love of the ocean lives on through a new learning center at the institute and a recently published book. Written by Del Mar resident Dr. Udo Wahn and Pete Hodgson, â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the Sake of Hugh Manateeâ&#x20AC;? follows Maddie and Hugh the manatee on a stand-up paddleboard adventure. During the story, the pair discovers some of the problems affecting the watershed that are adversely impacting the ocean and its life forms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every morning when she woke up she would say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What adventure are we going on today?â&#x20AC;? said Maddieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, Kajsa James. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every day was an adventure. In my world, I think this is my way of continuing to go on adventures with her.â&#x20AC;? A portion of the bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proceeds will support the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center, which opened in May at the Ocean Institute. Maddieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents co-founded the Maddie James Foundation to raise $1 million for the construction and ongoing operation of the $4 million center. The new center introduces students and other visitors to current and emerging issues in oceanography, environmental science and maritime history. More than 115,000 K-12 students and 8,000 teachers annually participate in the instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s immersion-style programs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With her love of the ocean, this little girl has had a seaside learning center named after her and a book written about her,â&#x20AC;? said Wahn, who has lived in Del Mar for 30 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Children now have an opportunity to have a handson experience with sea life at the center. With the book, I hope children will learn itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to be aware of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening in places that are distant from the ocean. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening can have a major impact on the ocean and on its sea life.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the Sake of Hugh Manateeâ&#x20AC;? is Wahnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fifth childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book. A physician and avid surfer, the 59-year-old started writing when his then 2-year-old son Paolo Cabo be-

Dr. Udo Wahn Courtesy photos Maddie and Kajsa James gan taking swimming lessons at the Noonan Family Swim School in Del Mar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to inspire him to learn about surfing, ocean safety and the aloha spirit,â&#x20AC;? Wahn said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The aloha spirit really just encompasses sharing, being kind and living in harmony with the environment. That somethingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been really important to me and I wanted him to learn some of those lessons.â&#x20AC;? A story and a series of sketches for his son led to Wahnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cabo & Coral Go Surfingâ&#x20AC;? in 2007. Since then, he has released

three more books about Cabo â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who was inspired by his namesake, Wahnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 9-year-old son â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and Coral. A New York native and environmental activist, Wahn has surfed for more than 30 years along the shorelines of Australia, Costa Rica, southwestern France, Mexico and Hawaii. He has also served as a core volunteer for Surfrider Foundation since 1986. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoy having children happy with my product, having parents happy, having teachers happy, and, hopefully, making a difference in the world and our environment,â&#x20AC;? Wahn said. Through social media, Wahn learned that GoPro photographer and videographer Hodgson had an idea for a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book and needed a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book author. After selecting Wahn, the pair collaborated on â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the Sake of

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Science Discovery Day at Diegueño Diegueño Country School students participated in Science Discovery Day on Nov. 15. The students were engaged in exciting hands-on workshops presented by doctors and scientists who were volunteer parents and local science educators. The children expanded their knowledge and developed new skills through these dynamic workshops that deepened student appreciation of scientific investigation. In an exciting opening assembly, students came face-to-face with a great white shark. Husband and wife marine biologists Wayne and Karen Brown presented a nationally-acclaimed school presentation, “The Australia Great White Shark Expedition.” This dynamic duo shared with Diegueño students the thrilling adventure of their pursuit for the great white shark in the waters of Southern Australia. Among the diverse workshops that were organized, each class was involved in at least one workshop about the ocean and its sea life. With the help of organizations such as Scripps Oceanography, children examined real starfish, created bioluminescent creatures, and wrote their names with squid ink. Later, students were involved in a variety of stimulating lab science experiences that included lamb heart dissection, pig foot suturing, anesthesiology and CPR, a study of invisible forces, glowing creatures, the mighty muscles, veterinary medicine, healthy vision for life, and secrets of the cockpit; as well, they experienced fun with dry ice, the magic of circuitry, and robotics. This rich day of scientific study is an annual experience for the students at Diegueño Country School. Private tours are offered daily. Visit; Photos/Jon Clark; For photos online, visit

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Education Matters/Opinion Policy changed for questioning of students by school authorities BY MARSHA SUTTON Several weeks ago, I presented the first of two recent policy Marsha Sutton changes at the San Dieguito Union High School District, on “Discipline” – and promised a discussion the following week of the second policy change, “Questioning by Law Enforcement.” That scheduled column was pre-empted after I discovered an error on San Dieguito tax bills, which became the subject of several, more pressing columns. To now return to the policy change issue, the new policy on Questioning by Law Enforcement (#5145.11) was updated to reflect a new court decision (Camreta v. Greene) “which vacated the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that required law enforcement to have parental consent, warrant, or other court order to interview a student in school absent exigent circumstances,” according to the board report. This got my attention because I recently wrote about a case in Kentucky where the rights of a high school student were judged violated by the Kentucky Supreme Court after his school expelled him for possession and sale of a controlled substance. In this case, according to the story in Education Week, “A high school student’s statements to an assistant principal about giving prescription pills to other students had to be suppressed in a criminal proceeding because the student had not been given a Miranda warning.” The ruling stated that students must be read their Miranda rights before school district administrators can question them about possible illegal activity. But apparently Kentucky law does not travel past state boundaries. Although the offense may be expellable, should students be routinely denied their basic Miranda rights when questioned by school authorities? And with only their accusers in the room, are they further denied fundamental rights when parents or attorneys are prohibited from being with them during questioning? Miranda rights for students run head-on against the concept of in loco parentis, the Latin term for “in place of a parent.” In this application of the term, this refers to the legal right schools have to act as substitute parents when students are at school and under school supervision. “Once a kid’s on campus, we become their parent and we become responsible for them,” said Rick Ayala, SDUHSD’s di-

rector of pupil services and alternative programs. This policy gives schools the right to interrogate students and “to allow a police officer to come in and question a kid,” he said. After we discussed the issue, Ayala said he checked with school district lawyers who told him that school officials are indeed able to question kids without first informing their parents. “According to counsel, it is legal and there are no court decisions that have changed that,” he said. “We can interview kids and bring in law enforcement and not have to notify parents.” If the student is arrested, however, “we try to call the parents and let them know where they’re at and what the situation is,” he said. But in loco parentis does not extend to violations of civil liberties, so gray areas exist, as evidenced by the aforementioned phrase in the San Dieguito policy which states “… absent exigent circumstances.” “I understand the rights part of it, but if we had to get a parent in there any time we had to question a kid about anything, whether it was serious or very simple, it would tie up our jobs and we’d be doing that all day long and not do the rest of our jobs,” Ayala said. It’s this line in the board policy that’s particularly troubling: “… the principal or designee shall attempt to notify student’s parent/guardian as soon as practicable after the law enforcement officer has interviewed the student on school premises.” [italics mine] In an email, Ayala wrote: “School officials do not need to notify a student’s parent/ guardian of an interview by a law enforcement official on school grounds until it is practical after the interview has been conducted. School officials will immediately notify a parent/guardian if the student is removed from school in the custody of law enforcement.” Note that, before the change, the policy read: “Except in cases of child abuse or neglect, the principal or designee shall attempt to notify the student’s parent/guardian when [a] law enforcement officer requests an interview on school premises.” This was changed to: “Except in cases of child abuse or neglect, the principal or designee shall attempt to notify the student’s parent/guardian as soon as practicable after the law enforcement officer has interviewed the student on school premises.” Removed from SDUHSD policy is the following: “At the law officer’s discretion and

with the student’s approval, the principal or designee may be present during the interview. The law officer should advise the student that he/she has the right to remain silent, but that he/she is encouraged to cooperate with law enforcement … If in the course of the interview the law officer finds it necessary to remove the student from school so as to better aid the investigation, the principal or designee shall first ascertain the reason for such action.” So to be clear, many protections of student rights have been removed from board policy. “I can see both sides,” Ayala said. “As a parent I can see that I would want to know. But I do see for the purposes of conducting an investigation how if I’m considered the parent while the kid’s with me at school then I have the right to give law enforcement the opportunity to interview the kid.” Ayala said that police have fewer rights than school officials because police need probable cause and school officials only need reasonable suspicion. And there is a distinction between the two. “As school officials we have more search rights than cops,” he said, citing, for example, the confiscation of cell phones on demand, the use of breathalyzers, or asking students to empty their pockets. And even though 18-year-old students are considered adults under the law, the authority of in loco parentis still applies when they are at school, Ayala said. Court ruling The case cited in the new board policy on Questioning by Law Enforcement, Camreta v. Greene, is an odd basis by which to alter policy. The case involves a then 9-year-old girl from Oregon who was questioned, some say badgered, at school for hours, without a warrant or parental consent, after officials from Child Protective Services heard of possible sexual abuse. The girl’s mother claimed her daughter was denied Fourth Amendment protection which states in part: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated …” Many child-advocacy groups supported the mother, citing the potential for an abuse of power by state authorities who, upon little more than hearsay evidence and with minimal accountability, can interrogate young children for hours until “the right answers” are provided. This, some claim, denies innocent children the rights given

even to alleged criminals. According to written reports, the District Court sided with the officials, and the Ninth Circuit affirmed the decision. The Court of Appeals first ruled that seizing the girl “absent a warrant, court order, parental consent, or exigent circumstances” violated the Constitution but noted that the officials were entitled to immunity because no clearly established law had warned them that their conduct was illegal. In March 2011, when the girl was nearly 18, the case went to the Supreme Court which vacated the lower court’s decision. It’s complicated, because children can easily become victims of an over-zealous state that browbeats the scared and young, who are alone in a room with strangers, into saying things not true. On the other hand, parents who abuse their children cannot be contacted for permission to allow authorities who, out of genuine concern for the child’s welfare, need to question the child and work to remove them from negligent parents and harmful home environments. Child sexual abuse falls into a different category than other kinds of cases more frequently occurring in high schools: for example,

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the possession, sale or use of illegal drugs or alcohol; weapons violations; and violent threats against teachers, students or property. To be clear, San Dieguito is likely not alone with this policy change. Ayala said the California School Boards Association reviews policies and makes recommendations to school districts throughout the state on a quarterly basis, after CSBA lawyers analyze legalities and establish guidelines based on any new developments. Interested readers can Google the case to learn more details. But for the purposes of the new San Dieguito board policy, the district appears to be relying upon the ruling that search and seizure to interrogate children without notifying parents or obtaining a warrant is not judged unlawful. It’s difficult to understand how the Camreta v. Greene judgment should be broadly applied across the board, but one can easily see how the over-application of this ruling can allow school authorities to detain and interrogate children in ways we would never tolerate for adults. Marsha Sutton can be reached at SuttComm@

RSF Unit of Children’s Hospital Auxiliary to hold ‘Silver Bells’ Holiday Luncheon & Boutique The Rancho Santa Fe Unit of Children’s Hospital Auxiliary will hold a “Silver Bells” Holiday Luncheon & Boutique benefit on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. For more information/tickets, visit

RSF Community Center holding toy drive to support military families The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is holding a holiday toy drive to support military families, running through Dec. 11. Stop by the Community Center’s giving tree in the lobby to pick an ornament that lists a gender and age to shop for. The drive will benefit families of the HMH-361 “Flying Tigers,” a heavy Marine helicopter squadron from Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar that is currently deployed in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. New and unwrapped gifts should be delivered to the center no later than Dec. 11. For more information, call (858) 756-2461.

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PSYCHOLOGIST continued from page 1 mine if Kanner can continue to practice as a psychologist in California will be overseen by a judge with the state Office of Administrative Hearings, said Gina Bayless, enforcement program coordinator with the Board of Psychology. Due to a backlog of cases, Kanner’s hearing could not be scheduled sooner than next fall. “It’s an unacceptably long time to be setting a hearing out,” acknowledged Bayless. “We would prefer these matters are heard more timely.” The Office of Administrative Hearings handles hearings for a variety of state agencies, and has been affected by an increased case load and worker furloughs, Bayless said. The hearing schedule must also accommodate the schedule of attorneys on both sides. The accusation filed against Kanner was based on a complaint received by the Board of Psychology, said Bayless. After an initial review of the allegations and the patient’s records, a sworn peace officer with the state Medical Board conducted a full investigation,

Rancho Santa Fe Review including interviews with all parties, she said. The investigator’s report was reviewed by an independent expert and the Attorney General’s office before the accusation was filed. The Board of Psychology’s accusation seeks the revocation or suspension of Kanner’s psychologist license. The accusation filed against Kanner said that in December 2009, he began treating S.H., a minor initially diagnosed with anxiety disorder, whose parents were in the process of divorcing. In 2010, Kanner and the patient’s mother began to exchange “flirtatious text messages,” and by March of 2011, “the text messages between (Kanner) and (the patient’s mother) became sexual in nature, and contained many references to explicit sexual feelings and wishes.” The accusation said Kanner and the patient’s mother began a sexual relationship in the early summer of 2011, which continued until February 2012. “During an interview with the Board’s investigator, respondent emphasized that his sexual relationship with (the patient’s mother) was her fault and that he had been seduced into the rela-

tionship and succumbed when (the patient’s mother) became angry,” the accusation said. The accusation said Kanner had engaged in the sexual relationship with his patient’s mother during and immediately after the time period when he had treated the patient. Kanner failed to maintain “appropriate boundaries” in his relationships with individuals close to his patient, and also that he had failed to make a timely report of suspected child abuse regarding the patient’s father, according to the accusation. Kanner, who lists an office at 6037 La Granada in Rancho Santa Fe, is a licensed and board-certified clinical child, adolescent, and adult psychologist and psychoanalyst, according to his website. His psychologist license was issued in 1992, according to state records. Kanner is a voluntary health sciences assistant professor of psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine. According to his website, he teaches human development and trains medical students how to “better understand and relate to their patients.” A UC

San Diego spokeswoman said the university is terminating its relationship with Kanner because his license has expired. University records do not document any volunteer work by Kanner after 2011, according to the spokeswoman. In addition, Kanner has appeared on local and national television and radio programs: his credits include CNN, Dr. Phil, Geraldo, Fox and Friends and UT-TV. His column has also been published in the Rancho Santa Fe Review, and he has written a blog. His book, “Your Family Matters,” was published in 2011. Kanner’s website bio said he is a father and has coached baseball, football, and soccer.

UPDATE continued from page 21 1,000 students should population growth call for this. While the new middle school will be very close to CCA, attendance at the new middle school will not provide students with any advantage if they ultimately choose to apply to attend CCA for high school. The construction of this middle school will allow us to decrease the size of Carmel

Valley MS to somewhere in the neighborhood of 9001,000 students. The current plan calls for the new school to open with 7th graders only in fall of 2015 and grow to include both 7th and 8th graders in fall of 2016. Student attendance at this new school will be determined by attendance boundaries and these boundaries will be determined in the spring of 2014. These boundaries will be determined through a process that will examine demographic projections and existing elementary and middle school boundaries and will include input from parents, community members, and elementary and SDUHSD educators. One of our priorities in developing our new middle school boundaries is to do our best to ensure that students from individual feeder elementary schools are not forced to attend different middle schools. You can follow Superintendent Schmitt on Facebook, ( sduhsd), and Twitter, (https://

UCSD to present lecture by clinical trials researcher The UC San Diego Ethics Center will host clinical trials researcher Razelle Kurzrock speaking about, “Winning the War Against Cancer In the Genomics Era: Is It About Time?” The forum will be presented at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Community Forum, 1875 El Prado in Balboa Park. The event is free. With cancer research making exponential strides in recent years, the need for personalized clinical trials that match patients with cutting-edge treatments, techniques and procedures has grown in equal measure. Kurzrock’s presentation will examine the latest techniques in the testing of innovative cancer-fighting therapies. Before coming to UC San Diego’s Moores Cancer Center about a year ago, Kurzrock was known for successfully creating the world’s largest Phase I clinical trials department while at the University of Texas’ M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

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Upcoming events at the RSF Community Center BY LINDA DURKET, RSF COMMUNITY CENTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR A message from Executive Director Linda Durket Dear Friends, ‘Tis the season for giving thanks and the Community Center has much to be thankful for. Thanks to our members’ commitment and the support of the community, we have enjoyed a robust year filled with new youth classes, an increase in membership and a variety of fun events for adults. For over 42 years we have survived on the commitment and generosity of the Rancho Santa Fe community for our funding. Please check your mailboxes soon for our annual appeal. To continue to realize our mission and positively influence children and families in our community, we need your help. You can donate by mailing a check to P.O. Box 1834, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 or visit and click the “donate now” button. As a non-profit, 501c3 organization, your donation is tax deductible. Please call me at 858-756-2461 with any questions and thank you in advance for your support! Holiday Workshop Join us for a morning of holiday cheer! Children can get crafty from 9 a.m.-noon and feel the pride of creating handmade gifts for family members and friends while sipping hot chocolate and enjoying holiday cookies. Parents are welcome to accompany their children or drop them off for the workshop. Free gift wrapping is included. Register online or call us at 858-756-2461 to sign your child up today! The fee for this workshop is $50 per child Thanksgiving Camp Nov. 25 & 26 School is closed Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26, so have your child spend those days with friends at the Community Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. We will be having fun field trips to the movies to see Free Birds in 3D and enjoying a day of games at Boomer’s! The cost is $85 per day. Call to register your child, spots fill up fast! The Community Center will be closed Nov. 27, 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Fall 2 Youth Classes Our Fall 2 Session began on Monday, Nov. 4. Stop by the Community Center to pick up a program guide at our front desk or visit our website for new classes and programs. We are excited to be offering brand new classes this session, including Spanish, Edible Creations and Intro to Karate. We are also bringing back favorites such as Legomania and Animal Encounters. Call us at 858-756-2461 to register. You can also sign up for all of our programs online at Moms & Tots Moms and their toddlers gather together with play dates here in the Rancho Santa Fe community. Meetings are every Tuesday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. either at the RSF Community Center or a private home. Meet your neighbors and other families in the area and enjoy crafts, games, lunches

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‘5 Things Parents of Teens Need to Know’ family forum draws large crowd “Five Things Parents of Teens Need To Know” was presented at San Dieguito Academy high school to a room filled to capacity with parents, students and community members on Oct. 30 at San Dieguito Academy (SDA) high school. Five panelists, including three high school students from San Dieguito Academy, a parent specialist and a school psychologist, described for the audience the five key elements “parents need to know”: 1) Staying connected, 2) Having clear expectations and communication, 3) Maintaining school/life balance, 4) Learning to make and live with mistakes, and 5) Preparing for the future. MyMy Cade, panelist and co-founder of the Because I Love You (, a parent support group based in Encinitas, reported that marijuana is arresting the development of our kids – and compromising their abilities. “Marijuana is bringing our kids down. Hundreds of parents come to our program, many of whom have come because of the behavioral changes in their kids which is often tied to marijuana use,” Cade said. Cade also recommended that parents should “drug test your kids. It sends a strong message that no drug or alcohol use is permitted in your home.” The student panelist concurred that it gave them a way out when they are offered drugs or a drink at parties. Students Ian MacGregor, Consuelo Maya, Bo Templin and Cassidy Meyeda provided insights throughout the evening. “Tell your student that you love them,” stated Cassidy Mayeda, a senior at SDA. “Students feel pressured about so many things and we need to hear this and know that you care.” “Even when we make mistakes – don’t fix things. When you let me make my own mistakes, the lessons that I will learn from them will sink in much more than if you plan all of my activities and never let me fail, ” said Bo Templin. Parenting during the high school years requires a general shift from managing one’s child’s interests and schedule to promoting responsibility, accountability and independence. The evening was sponsored by the San Dieguito Academy Parent Foundation, which submitted this report.

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Village Church Preschool Fun Fitness Day with Charger Jarret Johnson Jarret Johnson, outside linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, recently led Village Church Preschool students in a morning of “Fun Fitness.” Johnson participated with the children as they did activities such as stretching, exercising, and skill practice. Photos/ Jon Clark; For photos online, visit

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SFC honors U.S. Armed Forces at Annual Veterans Day Celebration Event Santa Fe Christian Schools honored the United States Armed Forces at the annual Veterans Day Celebration Event on Nov. 13 in the SFC School Gymnasium. Captain Guy M. Lee, USN 1st Division Chaplain for the First Marine Division, served as the event’s keynote speaker. Captain Lee is based at Camp Pendleton and recently returned from a one-year tour in Afghanistan, where he was the Senior Chaplain for the Regional Command. The celebration included performances by the SFC band and choir. There was also the Presentation of the Colors by the Miramar AFB Color Guard. Visit Photos/ Jon Clark; For photos online, visit

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FAIRGROUNDS continued from page 1 mission to order the 22nd DAA to phase out its use of the southern one-third of its east overflow lot over the next 10 years, as recommended by Coastal Commission staff. In seeking the additional land for restoration, river park officials cited a study commissioned by the fairgrounds, which showed that a 4-acre section of the east lot had the potential to be transformed back into wetlands if it was no longer graded or used for parking. At its October meeting, the commission delayed a decision on the permit to allow the two sides to attempt to work out a compromise. At the time, the commission’s staff recommended approval of the permit without restrictions on the use of the east lot. “It was disappointing,” said river park JPA executive director Dick Bobertz of this week’s decision by the commission. “Particularly since the Coastal Commission staff had come around from their first recommendation to basically agree with us that the southern one-third (of the east overflow lot) should be preserved.” Proponents of preserving the additional land said

Rancho Santa Fe Review the 22nd DAA’s own parking study showed there were options to make up for the loss of parking. But 22nd DAA board member Adam Day disagreed, contending that the additional loss of parking from the east lot would have dealt “a devastating blow to our operations.” Roberts praised the commission’s decision, noting that neither side got exactly what it wanted. “I believe the Coastal Commission found a way to keep the possibility of preserving more wetlands open, while allowing the fairgrounds to continue operations while we work together to seek a solution,” he said. The river park JPA will continue to urge that the southernmost portion of the east lot be restored to wetlands, said Bobertz, even if it means waiting for 10 years. “That’s our strong point. We never go away,” he said. The second permit approved by the commission on Nov. 13 brings the fairgrounds into compliance with coastal regulations for activities on its main property, and also allows a fall race meet to begin next year, in addition to the regular summer meet from late July through early September. The fall race meet will run from Nov. 5 through Dec. 7.



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EAGLES continued from page 1 many of the players were coming off strong seasons in their seventh grade years, said Kevin Fernandez, eighth grade middle linebacker. The team’s closeness and camaraderie also made a difference in how they played, said Seth Rossier, eighth grade center. “We really just came together really well,” Seth said. “We were cohesive, everyone practiced hard and we blended well together,” agreed Kevin. The team’s undefeated year was not without challenges, as the team did experience some first-half struggles at times. The team’s most satisfying victories came against Horizon Prep and Santa Fe Christian in the RSF’s first match-up against Santa Fe Christian, as RSF beat them 28-6. Kevin said they beat Pacific Ridge School “pretty good,” but he actually enjoyed when the team had to work harder for its wins. “I liked the games that were more competitive because if you go undefeated with no competition it kind of gets boring,” Kevin said. The championship


game last week was very competitive, with both sides taking the game very seriously. “We scored right off the bat with punt returns, but couldn’t get our one- or twopoint conversions…we were down by two at halftime,” Sully said. “At halftime we were gathered by our coaches and got back in the game,” Kevin said. Seth said they were able to get up by two scores and put the game away. All three players will move on from Rowe next year, but they believe their team will be in good hands to defend their title next year, led by incoming eighth grade quarterback Michael Mines. RSF Eagles flag football team members include (alphabetical order): Spencer Barberree, Danny Burns Brewster, Ryan Cesari, Cameron Dickson, Kevin Fernandez, Ryan Kiernan, Ty Miller, Sully O’brien, Seth Rossier, Elijah Smith, Finn Smith, Lorenzo Patino, Daniel Richardson, Issac Spivak, Frankie Van Den Berg, Michael Mines, Tucker Drawdy, Jack Raser, Nick Van Huizum.


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Community Concerts of RSF season kicks off Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe began its 14th season on Nov. 15 at the recently renovated Village Church Fellowship Hall. Anthony Kearns, a founding-member of the platinum-selling vocal sensation The Irish Tenors, performed at the event, which included complimentary wine, donated by Northern Trust, and catered hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres. Dessert and coffee was provided at intermission. The season continues on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 with Jessie Lynchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jazz 101, a journey through the evolution and history of jazz through music and multi-media presentation. Tickets are available and can be ordered online at or call with questions, Gail Kendall David Dominguez, Kathy Stumm, Rev. Jack Baca (858) 248-0892. The e-mail address is Photos/Jon Clark; For photos online, visit

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Working toward the cure: Past, present and future of breast cancer under the microscope

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BY ASHLEY MACKIN At a recent luncheon honoring Dr. Doris Howell of La Jolla (founder of the Doris Howell Foundation for women’s health) fellow wellbeing advocate Dr. Anne Wallace gave a presentation on the past, present and future of breast cancer. Director of the Breast Care Unit and Professor of Clinical Surgery at UC San Diego, Dr. Wallace opened with the point “this field is changing really rapidly.” “If I gave this presentation six month ago, I’d have to change the whole thing,” she told the gathering at La Jolla Country Club. “There’s a lot to breast cancer, it’s not just a matter of diagnosing or doing reconstructing, it’s looking at a patient from a lot of different aspects.” Who’s at risk? Risk factors, as well as how those risks can be quantified, has changed dramatically over the years, Dr. Wallace reported. She said scientists know quite a bit about the role genetics play in the risk for developing breast cancer, but the scientific exploration of the “BRCA” gene has changed the game. She said someone with a BRCA gene – which actress Angelina Jolie famously announced she carries – has up to an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer. However, “This gene is associated with other cancers, too, like melanoma and prostate cancer or pancreatic cancer,” Dr. Wallace said. “Some women don’t have breast cancer in their family, but they might have these other cancers in their family, so we’re putting the word out … to make sure you take a detailed family history.” In addition to family history, other risks are also becoming clearer. “What we didn’t know until very recently is that there is a clear relationship between diet, obesity, exercise and alcohol (to the risk for developing breast cancer).” When it comes to alcohol consumption, she said four drinks a week are considered cause for a slight risk increase, and seven drinks a week a significant risk increase. However, exercise can help decrease the risk of cancer. Dr. Wallace said a woman’s body size factors in, too. An adult woman should not weigh more than five percent of what she did when she was 18 years old.

Dr. Anne Wallace discusses the latest findings on breast cancer at the Nov. 6 luncheon honoring health pioneer Dr. Doris Howell. “I always kid and say I would like to have a study that puts exercise against alcohol to see if you can exercise off your alcohol,” she joked. Once risk is determined, there is a mathematical model some doctors use that takes in all risk factors and issues a number indicating one’s overall risk of developing breast cancer, she said. Screenings and prevention In an effort to further personalize the approach to breast cancer, once a person’s risk level is determined, doctors can implement different screening strategies, depending on the patient’s breast size and density. She said in California, there is a law that mandates patients be told if their breasts appear dense on mammograms so they can be counseled on additional imaging techniques. Dr. Wallace said she uses a MRI machine on many of her patients.

“MRIs are now used for women who have dense breasts, high-risk women or women who present with something in the lymph nodes,” she said, showing slides of how breast tissue with a small tumor looked after a mammogram, and then how it looked after an MRI. The MRI indicated there was cancer present in much of the breast tissue. In addition to screenings, those with in an increased risk of developing breast cancer can also undergo chemoprevention and surgical prevention. “Chemoprevention basically means getting drugs to somebody so we can lower their risk for breast cancer,” she said. When it comes to surgical prevention, Wallace said there is an attitude of old-is-new-again. “We can remove the ovaries (of high-risk women) when they are done with childbearing,” she said, adding that surgeons in the 1950s removed women’s ovaries for breast cancer risk-reduction and everyone thought that was appalling. “Then data started coming out to suggest that ovarian shutdown is very good for breast cancer (prevention) in extremely high-risk women,” she said. Similarly, women can elect to have their breasts removed through a bilateral mastectomy. However, she explained there was a paper published in 2010 that showed when women have a mastectomy to reduce their risk for breast cancer, it doesn’t guarantee an extended lifespan. “So when Angelina Jolie chose to have her breasts removed, her statement, ‘I did it because I want to live,’ was a little misleading,” Dr. Wallace said. “The statement, ‘I didn’t want to put my kids through me having cancer,’ is more correct.” Removal and repair However, she said perhaps women are jumping to this solution a too quickly. “We are in a little bit of an epidemic of doing these very radical surgeries right now. I think some of it is we’ve gotten very good at reconstructing, but the rest of the world does

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■ Signature Dishes: Stuffed Fried Squash ■ Happy Hour: 3-6 p.m. daily Blossoms, Short Rib Pappardelle, Spicy ■ Hours: Shrimp Angel Hair Puttanesca, Gnocchi • 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday Neri, Panko Crusted Rabbit Sausage, • 5-9 p.m. Monday Berkshire Pork Osso Bucco • 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday ■ Open Since: 2013 ■ Reservations: Yes • 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Guests can relax in the ‘garden in the sky’ patio at Cucina Enoteca.

Burrata and Prosciutto “Caprese” with wild arugula and Gaeta olives, drizzled with 18-year aged balsamic

Flower Hill Promenade welcomes new Cucina Enoteca BY KELLEY CARLSON eople are welcome to have a seat at Cucina Enoteca — literally and figuratively. At this modern Italian kitchen-meets-rustic farmhouse concept eatery — which recently took over the former Chevy’s location in Flower Hill Promenade — guests will discover a “restaurant to retail” environment. Everything is for sale, from Italian entrees on the menu and bottles of wine stocked near the entrance, to the customized furniture and lighting. Owner Tracy Borkum completely redesigned the space (using repurposed and reclaimed materials) and filled it with her eclectic array of creations and locally procured vintage wares, such as orange-wire bend chairs and relish jar candles. Large windows permit plenty of natural light by day, and at night, the establishment is glowing from candlelit tables and custom-made chandeliers suspended from the high ceilings. Guests can be found chattering over the soft background music while seated around the two large communal tables in the main dining room, or making new acquaintances at the bar. Kids have can fun at the seating area that wraps around the pizza oven, watching chefs toss dough high into the air, then spreading tomato sauce and piling cheese onto their own pies. A side dining room offers a more quiet and intimate experience. A “garden in the sky” awaits above. Patrons travel up the stairs past a “curtain” of model-sized horses to the second-story deck, which is abundant with foliage and offers views of the area. There, they can


Bucatini Guanciale, the chefs’ favorite, features a pile of thick noodles mixed with house-cured guanciale, burnt cabbage leaf, tomato, chili and pecorino, and topped with a hen egg.

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Cucina Enoteca’s Bucatini Guanciale lounge on colorful couches, rock gently in a swing for two, or savor specialty cocktails, wines, and Italian artisan brews at the bar. “You feel like you’re in your own world up there,” Chef de Cuisine Andrew Bachelier said. With all the different dining options, “you can come in each time and have a different experience,” he noted. Bachelier is part of the culinary team led by Executive Chef Joe Magnanelli, and together they created a menu that incorporates some staples from Cucina Enoteca in Irvine and sister Cucina Urbana locations, but also concocted items specific to the Del Mar site. Many of the ingredients used are from Borkum’s garden at her home in San Diego. Many guests start their meal with antipasti such as Burrata and Prosciutto “Caprese,” featuring creamy cheese and wedges of heirloom tomato accented with


wild arugula and Gaeta olives, drizzled with 18-year aged balsamic, all resting on razorthin slices of prosciutto. Other crowd-pleasing starters include the Panko-Crusted Rabbit Sausage with a celery confit, in which the prunes are cooked down in cognac; and the Grilled Octopus, surrounded by tiny pickled beech mushrooms and charred scallions, acqua pazza (crazy water) aioli, black garlic and coriander vinaigrette. For the main course, there are selections ranging from pizzas and pastas to salads and meat-based dishes. The favorite among the Cucina chefs is the Bucatini, a pile of thick noodles mixed with bits of house-cured guanciale (jowl of a pig), burnt cabbage leaf, tomato, chili and pecorino, topped with a hen egg to be broken and mixed into the noodles. Another desired dish is the Celery Root

Agnolotti with black trumpet mushrooms, Tahitian squash, slices of duck prosciutto and espresso sugo (rich Italian sauce). Among the desserts are Pear and Armagnac Tiramisu with vanilla bean mousse and bittersweet chocolate, and Zeppole (Italian-style doughnut holes) with spiced apple conserva and chili chocolate. Along with such temptations, diners may want to take advantage of the themed daily specials, offered from 3 to 6 p.m. There’s Meatball Monday, Take-Out Tuesday, Wild Wednesday (burger and Moretti beer); Thrifty Thursday (half-price pizza), Formaggi Friday, Social Saturday (when people are asked to find the weekly password on Twitter or Facebook) and Sinful Sunday (no corkage on all bottles from the wine shop over $20). Also, $1 from each purchase of a Cucina signature wine goes toward a different local charity each month.

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November 21, 2013


One Night Only: Arcangelo Corelli comes to the Athenaeum BY LONNIE BURSTEIN HEWITT On Nov. 24, a modernday violin virtuoso and her gifted keyboard accompanist will pay tribute to a legendary 18th century violinist/ composer with a special concert at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla. Victoria Martino and James Lent will mark the 300th anniversary of Arcangelo Corelli’s death with another of their musical marathons, featuring all 12 of Corelli’s sonatas for violin and organ continuo, performed on authentic Baroque violin and pipe organ. Arcangelo Corelli (16531713) was the most popular Italian composer of the Baroque era, a major influence on Vivaldi, Bach and Handel whose sonatas and concertos were famous throughout Europe. His skill as a composer was matched by his skill as a performer. He toured widely, establishing the violin as a solo instrument, and has been called the “World’s First Great Violinist.” Well-rewarded for his work in his lifetime, he is buried in the Pantheon at Rome.

of everything anyone could do on the violin in 1700.” Corelli, like other composers of his time, did not actually provide complete scores for his compositions. “Performers were expected to co-create the music, embellishing what was written down with their own ornamentation, like jazz musicians,” Martino said. “I have to train hard for the concert, to have the physical, intellectual and creative stamina to do it, first to learn all the pieces, and then to be in top form for over two hours. It’s pretty scary, and it’s a one-time only event.” Martino, who was raised in La Jolla, has had a long and varied career on three continents. She calls Lent, who has a Ph.D. in music performance from Yale, one of the most sought-after collaborative keyboardists in Southern California, and the two will be performing on authentic Baroque instruments. “This will be an amazing opportunity for audiences to hear Corelli’s works performed on an 18th century violin that has never been modified and an organ with all wooden pipes,” Martino said. “There’s no way to duplicate that special sound! What these instruments have is an incredible, embracing warmth, and in the Athenaeum’s intimate setting, the music will penetrate into your bones.” Martino has been “in training” for weeks, running the entire program every evening, in addition to her regular practicing. “One must be a gymnast, wizard, fire-eater, tightrope walker, poet and priest in order to perform this extraordinary music,” she said. “You’ll understand when you hear it!”

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Victoria Martino and James Lent, before their 2012 Beethoven Marathon at the Athenaeum. On Nov. 24, they will perform the complete sonatas of Arcangelo Corelli. PHOTO ©2012 by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt For the past seven years, Martino and Lent have been performing commemorative anniversary marathons of the complete violin works of some of their favorite composers, starting with Mozart in 2006 (26 sonatas in eight hours on his 250th birthday), and including Bach, Handel and Beethoven. Their Corelli concert will be only a quarter as long as their Mozart marathon, but it’s even more challenging. “The music is so demanding,” Martino said. “Corelli wrote these pieces for himself to perform, and included every technical trick in the book, most of which he invented. Preparing for the concert is like going through an anthology

What: Corelli Marathon Concert, with Victoria Martino (baroque violin) and James Lent (baroque organ continuo) When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 Where: Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla Tickets: $25-$30 Contact: (858) 454-5872 Website:

RSF’s Neal Ash to be interviewed on ‘Seniors Patsy’ Patsy Millard, a former RSF resident and host of “Seniors Patsy”, will interview RSF’s Neal Ash, a longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident and dedicated supporter of San Diego’s military community. USO San Diego, in partnership with the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, opened the doors of the new USO Neil Ash Airport Center earlier this year — the largest USO airport center in the world. Miller will also interview Charlotte Jacobs, board chairman of USO San Diego, on the program. The program airs live on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. and is archived at —

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November 21, 2013

Rancho Santa Fe Review

North Coast Rep Theatre School to hold The Inn at RSF to hold Holiday shopping auditions — all ages — for ‘I Smile at the Sun’ boutique to benefit Rancho Coastal Humane Society, The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep will be auditioning actors ages 4-94 for “I Smile at the Sun” directed by Heather Pauley on Monday, Nov. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. The play will be presented at North Coast Repertory Theatre Jan. 18 and 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. Written by Judith Barrett Lawson, “I Smile at the Sun: Verse for Children and Misidentified Grown-Ups,” is part of the school’s family initiative, providing opportunities for families to perform together. Solo actors and musicians are also encouraged to audition. Everyone who auditions will perform in the show. Actors are asked to memorize a short poem and may be asked to read a selected poem from the script. Lawson is a critically acclaimed writer, lyricist and development executive. “I Smile at the Sun,” was first produced at the Two Roads Theater and praised by the Los Angeles Times as “poignant and perky.” Auditions will be held at The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite 991 D in Solana Beach by appointment. There is a $125 production fee payable at the time of audition. Family discounts and needbased scholarships are available. Rehearsals start the week of Dec. 2. Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays

‘Cooking Decorating for the Kids’ also scheduled

and Saturdays; however, not all actors will be called for every rehearsal. To schedule an audition appointment, please email Walk-ins will be auditioned as time permits.

A RSF Chanukah Celebration with a Thanksgiving twist to be held Nov. 27 The Chabad Jewish Center of RSF invites everyone to celebrate the holiday of Chanukah with family and friends with the The Giving Menorah, a RSF Chanukah celebration with a Thanksgiving twist — a oncein-lifetime experience. Help build a giving Can-Orah By bringing along a canned foods to the event. All cans will be donated to local food pantries in honor of the holiday. The event will be held on Wednesday,

Nov. 27, 6 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Fairbanks Ranch, North Gate. The event will include: The Shillman Menorah lighting, Chanukah dinner, sizzling latkes, donuts and gelt, entertainment, Chanukah crafts, fun for everyone at any age. Reservation required. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Chabad Jewish Center at 858-756-7571 or info@ or

A holiday shopping boutique to benefit the Rancho Coastal Humane Society and “Cooking Decorating for the Kids” will be held Dec. 10 from 4-7 p.m. at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Shop local and find unique gift ideas, artisan hostess baskets and holiday décor at The Inn’s first annual holiday shopping boutique in the Croquet Cottage. Unique shops and local artisans will be selling a variety of gift options for you to choose from, including gourmet goodies, gift baskets, spa and wellness selections, holiday fashions and special treats for furry family members. Plus, enjoy Christmas cookie decorating for the little ones. A percentage of sales will benefit the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. For more information, visit

TEDxYouth@SanDiego event to be held at Canyon Crest Academy Nov. 24 TEDxYouth@SanDiego will host more than 400 students from high schools throughout San Diego County on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Canyon Crest Academy to experience the power of sharing ideas and the importance of being “UNLIMITED.” Throughout the day students will engage with more than 25 speakers who are big thinkers and doers pushing the boundaries of science, art, technology, environment, humanity and more. Speakers this year include 16-year-old Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner Jack Andraka, Princeton junior Eden Full, who was recently named on the Forbes 30 under 30 list, and Shane Koyczan, a world-renowned spoken word artist. A live video stream [] will be accessible to the public starting at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 24. View last year’s video [] to get an idea of what San Diego students can look forward to. “I have been a part of the TEDxYouth@SanDiego experience for the past two years, and seeing the positive impact it has on my peers is what makes it worthwhile,” said Jason Phillips, student organizing committee member at Canyon Crest Academy. “This event has allowed students to expand their minds to see new possibilities and inspired me to pursue my dreams with a new found passion and dedication.“ The full speaker lineup is available at For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit

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November 21, 2013


Customers line up for TPHS grads’ popular new ice cream sandwich shop The Baked Bear BY KAREN BILLING If their reviews on Instagram and Twitter are any indication, The Baked Bear is one sticky-fingered, childhood dream dessert come true. Sweet snapshots of a mound (or two) of their creamy ice cream sandwiched between freshly baked cookies, brownies, waffles or a combination of both have become almost obligatory. “Get ready to be an addict,” read one post. The Pacific Beach ice cream sandwich shop, dreamed up by Torrey Pines High School graduates Shane Stanger and Robby Robbins, has become one of San Diego’s favorite treats since opening in May last year. The custom-built sandwich combinations are endless: Cookies come in white chocolate macadamia nut, peanut butter, red velvet, snicker doodle, funfetti cake or gluten-free chocolate chip and can be paired with scoops of ice cream in flavors such as chocolate, mint chocolate chip, strawberry cheesecake, coffee, butter pecan or mango strawberry sorbet. There is Instagram evidence that a “double-decker” sandwich exists: five layers deep of chocolate chip cookie, strawberry ice cream, a brownie, chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream rounded off with an M&M cookie. After an “insanely slammed” summer at the beach, Robbins and Stanger are enjoying taking their act on the road. Their ice cream sandwiches are now a special feature at both the Carmel Valley Farmers Market at Canyon Crest Academy on Thursdays and the Solana Beach Farmers Market on Sundays. Baked Bear founders Robbins and Stanger were 2005 graduates of Torrey Pines High School. Since meeting in the sixth grade, they stayed friends through high school and college, where Robbins went to the University of Colorado at Boulder and Stanger went to UC Santa Barbara. They even studied abroad together. Robbins has been around the restaurant business for most of his life as his father, Barry Robbins, owned the Chicago Brothers pizza chain in San Diego with his partner David Levy before they opened Milton’s Restaurant in Del Mar in 1995. Robbins worked at Milton’s on and off for about six

(Above, left) Shane Stanger and Robby Robbins, Torrey Pines High grads, started The Baked Bear ice cream sandwich shop in Pacific Beach. (Right) Baked Bear sandwich: A double decker Baked Bear ice cream sandwich. Courtesy photos years and it was in the Milton’s bakery where he first toyed with Baked Bear cookie recipes. Stanger doesn’t have a background in the food industry but graduated with a degree in business economics. He worked for the last four years in the entertainment field before he and Robbins started talking seriously about opening a business in December of 2012. The pair found their location first, just around the corner from the beach on Mission Boulevard between Garnet and Felspar. At first they envisioned a sandwich shop that whipped up wraps and salads, but the location’s front window with a counter inspired them to think about what they could sell and pass through that open window. Ice cream sandwiches at the beach seemed a no-brainer. The Baked Bear does all of its cookie, waffle and brownie baking on site from scratch while its ice cream is from Crystal Creamery. Etienne Yim, the French pastry chef the duo brought on, comes up with all the Baked Bear’s baked goods recipes. The shop also serves up its ice cream in a cup or cone and cookies by the half dozen or

dozen. Sandwiches can be topped with extra sprinkles, waffle bits, almonds or chocolate chips or washed down with milk, chocolate milk or a root beer float. “Everything happened pretty quickly,” Robbins said, noting they came up with their business plan two weeks before New Year’s, came up with their name on New Year’s Eve and had a soft opening in April. Their grand opening was May 4. “It was a great response, with the grand opening we had a line out the door and around the corner, it was crazy,” Robbins said. “We had no idea what to expect. Of course, we had

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November 21, 2013

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs honors dignitaries and celebrities and supports charities in Washington, D.C. •RSF resident Harold S. Small represents local Chapter at event San Diego Attorney Harold S. Small, a Rancho Santa Fe resident, represented the local Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Chapter at the organization’s annual Grand Chapitre held Oct. 17-19 at the Fairmont Hotel Georgetown in Washington, D.C. Small, who is the Chancelier des Etat-Unis (Executive Vice-President) of the organization and also its membership chair, reported at the National Council session that the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs has 22,000 members and chapters in more than 80 countries, including 130 chapters in the U.S. with a combined membership of nearly 6,000. It is the world’s oldest and largest food and wine society. When the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs held its annual “Grand Chapitre” in Washington, D.C. in October, it demonstrated that the world’s oldest and largest food and wine society does not just enjoy the delights of farm and vineyard but also possesses both civic responsibility and an appreciation of those who have achieved success in a variety of professions. The organization spotlighted notable

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Officier Susan Small, and Chancelier Harold Small.

U.S. National Sommelier winner Bobby Conroy of Benu, San Francisco (2nd place in the International Competition) and Chancelier Harold S. Small. Harold S. Small, Chancelier des Etat-Unis, left, and French Ambassador to the U.S. François Delattre.

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members of the judicial and legal professions and diplomatic dignitaries, as well as culinary celebrities, and also donated funds to help support people and families dealing with hunger every day. At a gala at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., the Chaîne honored His Excellency François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States, with induction into the organization with the rank of Grand Officier d’Honneur, a title the organization bestows only on governors and heads of state. Chef Michel Richard was named the eighth “Maître d’Honneur” of the society. Marie E. Jones, Bailli Délégué Honoraire of the United Kingdom and Vice President International, was the inducting officer. Also participating in the induction ceremony was Chancelier/Executive Vice President Harold S. Small of Rancho Santa Fe. The evening was made especially festive by guests who donned costumes

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Chancelier Harold S. Small, Officier Susan Small, Dame de la Chaine Xiangnan Haar, and Chambellan/Bailli Paul Haar.

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To Your Health: Hospice care provides comfort and support BY TIMOTHY CORBIN, M.D., SCRIPPS HEALTH When a person is diagnosed with a terminal illness, quality of life is a top priority, especially during the last weeks to months. Many of those patients choose to spend their remaining days in the comfort of their own home and may require more personal or medical care than their family or loved ones can provide. Hospice enables terminally ill patients to live out their lives in a comfortable, familiar setting while receiving the total care they need. Hospice provides patients with full-service care. Multidisciplinary teams of care providers evaluate the patient as a whole person with comprehensive needs. These needs focus on the person’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects. Teams include physicians, nurses, medical social workers, chaplains, and health care aides, each of which has specialized expertise in caring for patients at end-of-life. Hospice physicians specialize in symptom management, such as pain, shortness of breath, or anxiety, among others. They not only treat these symptoms but have the expertise to often anticipate and avoid them. This leads to the lessening of pain and suffering, allowing patients to focus on what may be most important to them at end of life, such as relationships with their loved ones; a recent patient wanted to attend a granddaughter’s wedding and be able to once again play a round of golf. As the designated case manager, the hospice nurse has the most contact with the patient. Hospice nurses manage and coordinate all care; they educate and advocate for their patients, manage medications, evaluate symptoms and coordinate medical treatments with the physicians. Medical social workers help coordinate social needs and can greatly lessen burdens felt by a family. They can often help identify added resources available to patients and families. Chaplains address spiritual care needs. They help identify what spirituality means to a given patient and how that may be having an impact on his or her current life. If a patient identifies with a particular religion, the chaplains can help coordinate care that respects and supports the patient’s religious beliefs. In addition to home aides, who help with issues at home such as bathing and personal care, volunteers are also part of the team. Volunteers, for example, may read to patients or may give the gift of just being present so no patient is ever alone. Together, team members strive to provide the best quality of life for their patients day to day and honor the patients’ wishes for how they want to spend their time. While most hospice services are designed to care for patients in their own homes, team members may provide care in assisted living or skilled nursing facilities if appropriate. Some hospice services also have their own facilities or are associated with hospital systems, such as Scripps. Scripps’ hospice care ensures that Scripps patients have continuity of care. The hospice team continues to help coordinate care with primary physicians as well as specialists as may be required. Hospice benefits not only patients, but their family members and friends as well. Team members provide support for those facing the loss of a loved one. In addition to providing bereavement services after a patient passes, hospice can be there to help family and friends with the grieving process. Most insurance companies, including Medicare, will cover hospice for qualified patients. Although many patients are older, hospice is available to patients of any age—including children—who have a terminal diagnosis with limited life expectancy. Generally, a physician must agree that a patient’s life expectancy is less than six months in order for hospice care to be covered; however, because it is nearly impossible to predict exactly how long a patient will live, some patients may receive hospice care beyond six months. Like hospice care, palliative care also focuses on pro-

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viding comfort and support to very ill patients, focuses on the whole person and evaluates the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. Unlike hospice care, however, palliative care is offered to patients who are still being treated for their illnesses and are not necessarily near the end of life; in fact, many make a full recovery. Palliative care is provided in parallel with curative treatments and can be a tremendous resource. A patent with cancer, for example, may receive palliative care to help with the side effects of chemotherapy treatment or can evaluate and treat pain. Timothy Corbin, MD, is the medical director for the Scripps Hospice Program. “To Your Health” is brought to you by the physicians and staff at Scripps. For more information or a physician referral, call 1-800-SCRIPPS or visit

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+RPHIRUWKH+ROLGD\V Good friends, good cheer! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Our halls are decked; it’s time for fun. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone! Join us at La Vida Del Mar for our annual Home for the Holidays Tour of Homes. In addition to viewing our spectacularly decorated residences, guests will enjoy musical entertainment by The Christmas Belles Carolers and Pianist Raymond Francisco, as well as an espresso bar by Coffee Couture, delicious crepes and a chocolate fountain.

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November 21, 2013

Rancho Santa Fe Review

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Bells of Freedom ring in Happy Holidays for military families; ‘Adopt’ a military family this year San Diego-based Dance Hearts, a recognized 501 (c) 3 public charity and Bells of Freedom, a program specifically designed to care for U.S. military and their families, kicks off the 12th year of the annual event “The Big Thank You,” whereby community individuals, groups and corporations are offered the opportunity to “adopt” a deserving enlisted military family needing a little extra support during the holiday season by providing food and gifts and deliver personally to those families in a meet and greet that takes place on Sunday, Dec. 8, at Camp Pendleton, Calif. By “adopting’ a family, the sponsor individual or group provides gifts including a $150 debit card or gift card to the enlisted parents. Sponsors also provide each child five gifts from a provided “wish list” (guideline limit $100 per child), a holiday meal basket that includes anything from grocery script to fresh fruits, boxed or can goods, baked items other personal touches that make this basket a personal reflection of the sponsor individual, family or group. Then sponsors are given the opportunity to

Festive Cedros Avenue Open House Holiday Event to be held Dec. 7 The Cedros Avenue Merchants Association in Solana Beach will hold its Annual Open House Holiday Event on Dec. 7, from 2-7 p.m. This is the largest event the North County design district holds each year. Most of the 85-plus merchants in the street are actively organizing the event and will participate by having their stores offer special events, such as belly dancing, exhibits, complimentary beverages and food, special sales, product give-aways, and live music. This will be the perfect opportunity to interact with business owners while also enjoying complimentary food and great music. Many stores will also be holding product give-away events. The atmosphere and the weather last year was amazing bringing thousands of visitors to Cedros avenue. For more information on the event, contact Cindy Cruz at: or visit; 444 S. Cedros Avenue, Studio 295, Solana Beach, CA 92075.

Food and gifts will be delivered to families in a meet and greet that takes place on Sunday, Dec. 8, at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Courtesy photo caravan with to Camp Pendleton and meet their “adopted” family, enjoy a hot catered lunch and present their gifts. For those sponsors who wish to “adopt” a family but not wish to shop, wrap, caravan and deliver to their families, Bells of Freedom will provide the sponsor with their “adopted” family’s name and battalion and Bells of Freedom volunteers will do the rest. Family adoptions start at $350 for a family of three. There are 80 families now waiting to be matched to a caring sponsor. Bells of Freedom also welcome cash donations, as well as provide volunteer opportunities. Dance Hearts and the Bells of Freedom program has no paid directors, staff or volunteers and 98 percent of all cash donations go directly to the enlisted and the families served. For more information on how to sponsor a family for the holidays, donate or volunteer, visit www.bellsoffreedom. org.

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A variety of upcoming holiday celebrations to be held in Del Mar Throughout the months of November and December, the charming seaside community of Del Mar will be transformed into a winter wonderland, ringing in the season with a host of holiday events and festivities. Saturday, Dec. 7, kicks off “Holidays in the Heart of Del Mar Village” with a full day of interactive events including Winter Wonderland, the annual Tree Lighting ceremony, and an outdoor movie. The West corner of Camino Del Mar, 15th Street, and the Del Mar Plaza will be the locations for the day’s festivities, including taking your own personal holiday pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, or dressing up with goofy props and ugly sweaters in the outdoor Holiday Photo Booth. Seasonal tunes will be performed by the Original Dickens Carolers, and real snow can be found at St. Peter’s Church. The Del Mar Village Restaurant’s Holiday Cookies competition will be accepting votes for the best cookie, while serving warm drinks. Local dance studios will perform on the Del Mar Plaza Ocean View Deck. Children can also participate in the Passport to the North Pole, receiving points from participating retailers to redeem for special prizes. The celebration will come to a close with the Tree Lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. and an outdoor movie showing of the holiday comedy, “Elf”, at the L’Auberge Amphitheater at 5:15 p.m. Picnic baskets can also be ordered from local participating restaurants to accompany the movie night for an evening family-picnic. “Holidays in the Heart of Del Mar Village” continues on Sunday, Dec. 15, and Saturday, Dec. 21, with “Santa By the Sea” at the L’Auberge Amphitheater, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. These two festive days are the perfect opportunities to take personal pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus while listening to the Original Dickens Carolers. For more information on the events of “Holidays in the Heart of Del Mar”, visit cember 24, 25, 31 and January 1. For more information, visit




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Students at Pacific Ridge School learn how to live in a 21st century world through travel programs

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old senior. “Getting to see the classrooms and the material that’s actually used was really helpful in my exploration into teaching English.” Along with classmates Carter Triana and Anny Huang, Emily spent the first half of each day creating worksheets and developing grammar and vocabulary assessments. For the second half of each day, the students pursued independent projects. Emily worked on increasing the number of children’s audiobooks in Paedea’s library system. She selected books, designated timelines and sourced narrators, narrating a few of the books herself. “Going to these places where the living conditions are so different, even if it’s in a very advanced nation like South Korea where the conditions are very similar to ours, or going to a place in rural China where the conditions are so different, it’s great for kids to get this kind of perspective,” she said. “Most kids don’t get to experience anything outside of their bubble at home.”

Pacific Ridge School offers a variety of travel programs for all students. Last year, more than 90 percent of the school’s students traveled at the end of the school year, while others chose to participate in local internships or other activities, Ogle said. Located at 6269 El Fuerte St. in Carlsbad, Pacific Ridge School opened in 2007 with 108 students. The school has since grown to 503 students and 95 faculty and staff. Global engagement is just one of the three pillars of the school’s mission statement. Pacific Ridge promotes academic excellence by offering seminar-style teaching, while an extensive service learning program built into the curriculum helps students learn ethical responsibility. “I think our school is a place where everyone wants to know about the world, wants to know more about different cultures,” Tony said. “I think that yearning to know more is something we can apply to academics, ethical responsibility, and obviously, global engagement.” For more information, call 760-448-9820 or visit Note: Business spotlights are developed through this newspaper’s advertising department in support of our advertisers.

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BY KRISTINA HOUCK Still in high school, Emily St. Marie has already completed her first internship and Tony Oliverio has already studied abroad. Both are students at Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, an independent college preparatory school that emphasizes global engagement, as well as academic excellence and ethical responsibility. “We live in a global community,” said Head of School Dr. Bob Ogle, who helped launch the middle and high school in 2007. “Anytime we connect our students with other communities outside our school, whether it’s across the street or across the globe, we are teaching them how to work with others and how to live in a 21st century world. There’s no way you can teach that just in books.” Along with most of the ninth grade class, Tony Oliverio traveled to China last spring in a school-designed program. During the nearly two-week-long trip students explored China’s capital, toured monumental sites, hiked the Great Wall, learned about the lives and work of farmers in rural China and volunteered in primary schools in small villages. Tony, who has studied Chinese for five years, said his favorite part of the trip was the home stay experience in Shanghai, where he stayed with a mother, child and two sets of grandparents. “It’s a diverse world with so many different cultures and people and outlooks,” said Tony, a 15-year-old sophomore. “Getting to experience that at such a young age and getting familiar with that, I think, will serve us well later on.” Like Tony Oliverio, Emily St. Marie participated in the China trip when she was in ninth grade. More recently, she and two other students spent their summer interning at a South Korean language school. As a freshman, Emily was one of several students who founded a service-learning group called Lingo Online. Working with the contacts of a former Pacific Ridge faculty member who now works in South Korea, the group offers free English lessons to non-native speakers via Skype. During the self-designed five-week internship with language institution Paedea, Emily visited the land and people she had experienced only virtually. “I had a more hands-on approach,” said Emily, an 18-year-


November 21, 2013

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Rant with Randi: Ego BY RANDI CRAWFORD I had the chance to witness two boys that are close to my family put ego aside and set a great example that we can all learn from over the past two weeks. Ego is a killer and gets in the way of just about everything. Those three little letters can ruin a person’s outlook on life. That’s sad because the world is such a bigger place than you and me. A few weeks ago, a local lacrosse club held tryouts for their winter travel team. Several boys that I know tried out, and were on pins and needles waiting to hear the news about which team they made. Apparently there are three levels, and they are based on ability. My nephew, a longtime lacrosse player and a sophomore in high school, did not make the team that all his buddies made, and he felt pretty down. We were all sad, but agreed that it was his situation to deal with. Turns out his age group held a third set of tryouts and, this time, my nephew had to tryout with the freshmen. For those of you who don’t have teenagers, it’s humiliating. But he went back to this tryout, ego aside, and played his butt off. Later that afternoon, he received a text from the head coach inviting him to join the team that he wanted to make. My nephew could have easily blown off that third tryout, had a bad attitude towards the club and let his pride get in the way. He’s on a few different teams and he didn’t need to make another team. His parents could have made calls and yelled at coaches to try and get him on the team, but they didn’t. I was so proud of the example he set for both of my children. It taught them that if you let your pride get in the way, you are the loser. You can’t go through life worrying about what other people think about you, and if you really want something, you may have to eat humble pie to get it. At the very least, it taught them that you don’t always make the team you want, you don’t always get your way. Subsequently, we had another friend try out at our age level and he didn’t make the team with his group of friends. All the boys felt terrible and didn’t understand why their buddy didn’t make it. They treated him with the utmost respect at school the next day, and they all supported him and made him feel really good. But here’s the funny part. This boy wasn’t that upset about it. He realized that it meant he would probably get more playing time on the other team, and that he still gets to practice with his friends. The only thing he would be missing was two tournaments, and his parents said that he could come to one of them to support his friends (and goof off in the hotel – the best part). This is just another example of having no ego and no parental intervention to screw things up. My gut tells me that this kid will most likely be moved up to the team he initially wanted to make before the season is through. But these two stories are not typical. Most people do not accept adversity the way these two boys and their families graciously did. I hope someone reading this takes away the message that ego will hurt you, not help you. And, more importantly, to let your child figure it out if they don’t initially get what they want. Let them work through the adversity and then reap the rewards on the other side, because let me tell you – that feels darn good! Your thoughts?

The Nativity School hosts Veterans Assembly and Breakfast In a tribute to the country’s veterans, The Nativity School in Rancho Santa Fe held a Veterans Assembly and a breakfast for veterans on Nov. 11. Visit Photos/Jon Clark; For photos online, visit

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Time to register for annual Thanksgiving Run/Walk The 12th annual Thanksgiving Day 10K/5K (6.2 mile/3.1 mile) Run/Walk for the Hungry takes place Thursday, Nov. 28, at Broadway Circle, in front of Horton Plaza, and makes its way through San Diego’s Gaslamp District and East Village. The 10K starts at 7:10 a.m. and the 5K starts at 8:15 a.m. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and Jewish Family Service’s food assistance programs, both of which support those in need throughout San Diego County. The fee is $35. Register online at

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BY CATHARINE L. KAUFMAN This time of year, both seasoned cooks and neophytes, are cocooning themselves in their kitchens to prepare an impressive, bountiful (and hopefully healthy) Thanksgiving feast. It is also that time of year when assorted culinary crises abound, including everything from leaving the giblet bag in the cavity to undercooking a turkey to the point where a competent veterinarian could possibly revive it. Here is some solid gustatory advice to help you seamlessly navigate your way through turkey land. Gobble, gobble. Gender selection Do you want a girl or a boy bird? Tom is the boy, hen is the girl. Large, older males are tastier and tenderer than the young, wily boys, while old hens are tough birds. So itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better to buy an old tom or a young, tender hen (no older than 15 months). If your druthers are breast meat, the young hen is for you, but if you prefer dark meat, then buy the old tom.

Dressed to kill The big Thanksgiving dilemma is whether to stuff the bird or do the stovetop method. For the nays, an unstuffed turkey will roast more uniformly and quickly, but if you stuff, it must be completely scooped out from the cavity within an hour after the turkey is removed from the oven, to prevent an environment rife for the formation of bacteria and food-borne illnesses. For a no-fuss stuffing technique simply pack the dressing in a cheesecloth bag and insert in the bird. This cavity protection not only prevents sticking to the insides, but makes for easy removal when the turkeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done. Rack it up For easy cleanup, swap out the roasting rack for an edible makeshift one. Line your roasting pan with layers of carrots, celery and parsnips that will also infuse the bird with divine flavors, and create an aromatic blend of juices for gravy. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talk turkey Fresh is always best, but if you go the other route, never put a frozen turkey in the oven unless you are cooking it for Christmas dinner. The best way to thaw the bird is in the refrigerator, breast side up in a shallow pan, in its original wrapper allowing 24 hours for every four pounds. Massage the skin with virgin olive oil and season with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. Or do a dry rub instead of liquid brine by seasoning with 1/3 cup of kosher salt and an herb blend, and letting it marinate overnight for a tender, juicy bird. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about time

While cooking times will vary depending on whether you purchased a fresh or frozen bird, generally for a frozen defrosted one, allow 20 minutes per pound, while a fresh 10 to 15 minutes per pound at a moderate 350 degree F oven. In addition, a stuffed turkey will need extra roasting time, around 25 to 30 minutes per pound. Tent the bird with aluminum foil or parchment paper to prevent overbrowning. Only open the oven about 30 to 45 minutes before ETA, and remove the foil or parchment paper to allow it to brown nicely. A meat thermometer is a great gadget to check for doneness. Stick the thermometer in the thickest part of the thigh without touching the bone. When the temperature reaches 180 degrees F, the bird is done. Also test the stuffing temperature, which must reach 165 degrees F for doneness. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a thermometer, use the old school method of joint jiggling and juice testing. Pierce the thigh with a knife, and if the juices run clear, then itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done. Also, the joints should wiggle freely. Let the turkey take a nap for 20 minutes after removing it from the oven so the juices settle in, for easier carving. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll drink to that With 15 minutes to go on the clock, brush the bird generously with white vermouth to give a golden glaze thanks to the sugars in this fortified wine.

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La Vida Del Mar to host Coastal Artists exhibit Coastal Artists will exhibit artworks at La Vida Del Mar from Dec. 1 through Dec. 31, titled Artful Visions. An opening reception, with refreshments, will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, from 4:30-6 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public daily from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. La Vida Del Mar is located at 850 Del Mar Downs Rd., Solana Beach, Calif., 92075, two blocks east of the Coast Rd. and one half block north of Via de la Valle. For more information, call the Program Department at 858-755-1224, and visit www. and

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Encinitas Guitar Orchestra to perform â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Greatest Hitsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at Nov. 22 concert Encinitas Guitar Orchestra will performs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Greatest Hitsâ&#x20AC;? on Friday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (925 Balour Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024). $12 suggested donation at the door. The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra is a community- based acoustic, classical guitar ensemble consisting of 25 to 35 local guitarists of all ages. The orchestra is organized and conducted by local performer and teacher Peter Pupping, with musician and teacher William Wilson as assistant conductor. The orchestra will be performing several hits from prior performances, including When the Guitar Sings and Rhapsody in Blue. Other music has been added, including a Japanese piece arranged by orchestra member Keith Van Zandt. Many musicians also will perform small group arrangements, duets and solos.

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Author to speak at next free monthly lecture on mental health On Dec. 5, the International Bipolar Foundation will hold its free mental health lecture series and book signing with author Karen Winters Schwartz. Schwartz is an active board member of NAMI Syracuse and has traveled throughout the country advocating for mental illness awareness. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where Are the Cocoa Puffs?: A Familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Journey Through Bipolar Disorderâ&#x20AC;? is her debut novel which was released in September 2010. Her second novel: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pieces: Love, Loss, and Schizophreniaâ&#x20AC;? was released in May 2012. Among her numerous family members who have dealt with some sort of neurobiological brain disorder are her two beautiful daughters, both of whom struggled greatly as adolescents, both of whom were labeled with an axis I diagnosis, one with bipolar, the other with schizophrenia. They are both now in recovery and doing wonderfully. Mental illness may begin with the individual, but it ultimately affects families and communities. These effects are partly due to stigma stemming from ignorance and fear. Schwartz will discuss the derailment of her own family by mental illness, and how her ignorance and the lack of support made the journey to recovery more difficult. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll share her thoughts on decreasing stigma, increasing education, and eliciting empathyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;thus smoothing out the road to recovery. New location: Janssen R&D, LLC, 3210 Merryfield Row San Diego, CA 92121; Doors open at 5:45 p.m., Lecture begins promptly at 6 p.m. R.S.V.P Required; Event and parking are free. Visit

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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS Wink Optometry & Eyewear in Del Mar offers a variety of services and products BY KRISTINA HOUCK Many diseases such as diabetes, cancer and multiple sclerosis can go undetected, but early signs can be spotted in the eyes. Through her comprehensive eye examinations, board certified optometrist Dr. Puneh Baha has detected a variety of diseases and viruses in her patients during her 13 years of practice. “The eyes are kind of like the window to your soul,” said Baha, who can begin treatment or refer patients to their primary physicians for further evaluation, depending on the diagnosis. “We can pick up so many things in the eyes.” After a decade in optometry, Baha opened her own practice in Del Mar in February 2011. Located in the Albertsons supermarket shopping center on Via de la Valle, Wink Optometry & Eyewear offers diagnosis and management of ocular disease, treatment for eye infections, pediatric optometry, contact lens evaluation and fitting, evaluations for LASIK and cataract and glaucoma surgery, as well as routine vision checks. The 1,100-square-foot location also features designer-label frames such as Dior, Gucci and Fendi, and the very latest in fashion frames from designers such as Tom Ford. “I wanted this to be a service-oriented place where patients could understand how important their eyes are,” Baha said. “In general, people think their vision is only being able to see the 20/20 line, but it’s much more than that. I just want to make sure that people understand the importance of getting exams, so we try to educate as much as we can



Dr. Puneh Baha. Courtesy photo here.” Promoting prevention, Baha recommends annual eye exams. It’s also critical to examine children’s eyes from an early age, she said. Baha begins seeing children at age 2 because undetected problems could result in eyes that become lazy with amblyopia, which she said can’t be corrected after

the age of 7. A mother to 7-year-old twin boys and a 6-year-old daughter, Baha has checked her own children’s eyes since they were 6 months old. Baha’s first eye exam when she was 8 years old sparked her interest in optometry. “By that time, I was very nearsighted and my parents didn’t really know,” she said. “I thought that the leaves on trees were just in my coloring books until they gave me glasses. “Kids are so important because it’s tough for them to know what clear looks like if they’ve never seen it.” A native Californian, Baha grew up in Agoura Hills. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology at California State University, Northridge, where she researched retinoblastoma, a congenital cancer of the eye. In 2000, she earned her doctorate degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, along with an additional bachelor’s degree in visual science. Baha began her career at LensCrafters in Escondido, and then worked at a few different private practices throughout the county. Nearly three years ago, Baha’s husband, a real estate broker, helped her find the loca-

tion where she opened Wink Optometry & Eyewear. Baha launched her practice with no patients, and has now seen many patients for about three years. Her stock of roughly 200 frames has grown to almost 700 frames. She also employs three opticians. “I love what I do,” said Baha, who has served as an examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and is currently a member of the San Diego Optometric Society. “I think that when a patient is sitting in my chair, they definitely feel that. “For myself, I would want to go to a doctor who loves what they do because I know that they’re going to take every bit of care to make sure that they not only look at my eyes, but look at me as a whole.” Wink Optometry & Eyewear is located at 2673 Via de la Valle, Suites E and F. For more information about Wink Optometry & Eyewear or to schedule an eye examination, call 858-755-9465 or visit www. Note: Business spotlights are developed through this newspaper’s advertising department in support of our advertisers.



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Mark your calendars for Senior Center Programs & Classes BY TERRIE LITWIN, RSF SENIOR CENTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Taking Charge: How to Stay Safe on the Road: On Friday, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m., CHP Officer James Gaffney, will present information that will help increase your chances of staying safe during the holidays and anytime you are behind the wheel. Topics covered will include avoiding blind spots, proper seatbelt positioning, avoiding airbag injuries, and proper hand positioning on the steering wheel. There will be time allowed for questions following the presentation. Your Health Insurance Questions Answered: Friday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. David Weil, with the San Diego Health Insurance Counseling Terrie Litwin and Advocacy Program (HICAP), will provide information to help you make an informed decision regarding your individual health care needs. The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program is a state-sponsored, volunteer-supported program that provides free counseling to people with Medicare about their benefits, rights and options, and other health insurance related questions. The California Department of Aging provides funding and oversight of the program through contracts with local Area Agencies on Aging offices that administer the local HICAP programs. Join us for this informative program and bring your health insurance questions and concerns. Resource and Referral Service: Available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seniors and family members can speak with a staff member and receive valuable information and referrals to address a wide variety of needs. For assistance or to schedule an appointment, call the Senior Center at (858) 756-3041. Balance & Fall Prevention Fitness Class: Monday mornings at 10:45 a.m.: Licensed Physical Therapist Jim Prussack provides practical and useful exercise techniques to improve balance, strengthen muscles, and help prevent falls. A $5 charge for each class is paid to the instructor. Classical Music Appreciation: Monday from 2-4 p.m. (12/2, 12/16). Instructor Randy Malin leads this class featuring classical music composers and the music that has endured through the ages. Art History Video Lecture: Monday from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., (11/18, 12/9, 12/23) enjoy a fine art video lecture from the Great Courses, Teaching Company®. Knitting Group: This informal group meets weekly on Thursday, from 2-4 p.m. Bring a current project or start a new one. All levels welcome! Oil Painting Class: Each Thursday morning from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. This class is appropriate for all artists from beginning through advanced. The instructor is local artist, Lynne Zimet. Please call (858) 756-3041 for more information. Rancho San Café, French Discussion Group: Meets first and third Thursdays of the month from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. A wonderful opportunity for those with intermediate to advanced French language skills to join host, Philippe Faurie, and enjoy a cup of coffee while conversing in French. Blood Pressure Checks: Last Thursday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: This free service is provided by San Diego Medical Services. No appointment necessary! Acting Class with Monty Silverstone: Instructor Monty Silverstone, accomplished actor & father of Hollywood actress Alicia Silverstone, will teach students about monologues, scene study, and cold reading from scripts. Please call (858) 756-3041 for more information. Calling all Literature Lovers: This dynamic class led by Garrett Chaffin-Quiray meets from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4. The workshop includes a discussion of a critically acclaimed author’s work followed by an optional writing workshop for participants interested in crafting their own stories.

21st Gold Diggers ‘Hats Off to San Diego: There’s No Place Like Home’ event will benefit The Polinsky Children’s Center The Gold (Gifts of Loving Donors) Diggers of San Diego and their friends will gather at Hotel Del Coronado on April 4, 2014 for the 21st edition of “Hats Off to San Diego” their signature annual fundraiser. The major beneficiary of the event will be the Polinsky Children’s Center Auxiliary. The Gold Diggers have aligned themselves with the 75th Anniversary of the premier of “The Wizard of Oz” that rolls around in 2014. The fundraising Gold Diggers also recognize that the 125-year-old Hotel Del Coronado claims an enduring connection to the classic creations of L. Frank Baum, who made “the Del” his home while continuing his Oz series. “There’s No Place Like Home” was chosen as a theme that would blend the charitable goals of the group, which lists children and their caregivers first in their mission statement, with nostalgia for the much loved motion picture. The A.B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center is a temporary emergency home overseen by San Diego County for children who must be separated from their families for their own safety, and fits in exactly with the spirit of “There’s No Place Like Home.” On that afternoon there will also be a select group of local charities that will compete for cash prizes to benefit their causes in the Betty Mabee Hat Parade. They will create eyecatching headgear that will reflect the Gold Diggers’ 2014 theme combined with the goals of their organizations. The ticket price for the luncheon event that kicks off with a champagne reception at 10:30 a.m. will be $100. Sandra Graff is the chair of the 2014 event. She can be reached at (619) 475-0551. Holly Smith Jones is the current president of The Gold Diggers of San Diego. She can be reached at (858) 755-8446.

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River Valley Fest San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy held its fourth annual River Valley Fest on Oct. 13 at the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe. The event featured authentic Spanish cuisine from San Diego Paella, desserts from Claireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Cedros, a live performance by guitarist Bill Fleming, silent and live auctions, Sangria and wine, and more. Visit Photos/Jon Clark. For photos online, visit

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Komen Three-Day Walk kicks off in Del Mar Hundreds of people motivated to fight breast cancer participated in the annual Komen San Diego Three-Day Walk fundraiser recently. The trek covered a total of 60 miles and started at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Nov. 15. The event finished with a celebration Sunday afternoon, Nov. 17, at Petco Park. The SGK Breast Cancer Foundation selected En Fuego in the Del Mar Village as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;first official water donation & cheer station.â&#x20AC;? Walkers were required to raise at least $2,300 to participate. Organizers say the walkers usually raise an average of around $3,000. The walk is the second major event for Susan G. Komen for the Cure this month in San Diego. About 14,000 people took part in the 17th annual Race for the Cure 5K on Nov. 3. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; City News Service and staff reports. Photos/Kristina Houck; For photos online, visit

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Earl Warren Spirit Day Earl Warren Middle School recently kicked off its drug awareness education program called “Red Ribbon Week.” On Oct. 25 all students participated in Spirit Day games. Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign promoting healthy living, and drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse prevention and awareness in schools and communities. Photos/Jon Clark; For photos online, visit

Players show their skills at Adapted PE Basketball Tournament Carmel Valley Middle School hosted the eighth annual Adapted PE Basketball Tournament on Nov. 13, allowing APE (Adapted Physical Education) students from all over the San Dieguito Unified School District to show off their basketball skills in a fun game situation. Students with disabilities were the stars of the day, playing in games with help from regular-education students in the Buddies program at schools such as Earl Warren, Torrey Pines and Carmel Valley Middle. The students played in front of bleachers filled with supporters. Pre-game, the APE students showed off their dance moves by dancing to the song “Thrift Shop,” and afterward they all received medals in an award ceremony. Photos/Karen Billing and Courtesy photos

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Join the fun: Indoor paintball facility opens off Miramar Road Driving long distances to play paintball is a thing of the past. A rained out paintball birthday party isn’t a worry anymore. Indoor paintball has come to San Diego in a central location off Miramar Road. San Diego Paintball Park (SDPP) opened its doors on Saturday, Nov. 16, with a Grand Opening Event in its 12,000-square-foot facility designed to provide hours of fun for all ages. According to SDPP operator and Carmel Valley resident Bryan Clark, “One of the unique things about our park is that we are open six days a week. That means we can accommodate after-school birthday parties, weekday corporate events, and after-work bachelor parties. You aren’t limited to hosting a paintball party on a weekend day.” Clark recommends requesting “Low Impact” paintball sessions for birthday parties and corporate events to reduce the impact to novice players on the field. Low impact (.50 caliber) paintballs produce 60-75 percent less impact than regular paintballs, but are just as accurate. SDPP offers regular paintball on Saturday and Sunday, and reball Tuesday through Friday. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday (4 p.m.-8 p.m.), Friday (noon-9 p.m.), Saturday-Sunday (8 a.m.-9 p.m.). Online reservations ensure that you get the most out of your playing experience by limiting the number of players for each session. Bring your own “team” of 5-7 players or join in a team put together with the help of the field referees. Referees will help match up teams with similar skill sets to increase your enjoyment. SDPP is a family-friendly facility with the goal of introducing more people to the awesome sport of paintball. SDPP also offers a high-quality rental equipment package, indoor staging area, professional turf, membership program, and a video game room. To reserve a party of 15 or more, call to set up your preferred date and time. San Diego Paintball Park is offering $5 off the

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The Craft Fair will benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. (the fee crafters pay for participating) and 100 percent of the $5 admission fee will be donated to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The crafters will also be donating a portion of their sales from the fair. In addition, SDJA will be selling food and refreshments and 100 percent of those proceeds will also be donated. For more information on the craft fair, please contact Alan Rusonik at 858704-3738 or by e-mail at For more information about San Diego Jewish Academy, visit www.sdja. com. Address: 11860 Carmel Creek Rd, San Diego, CA 92130. (Carmel Valley)

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Solana Beach Foundation for Learning kicks off fund drive The Solana Beach Foundation for Learning Annual Fund drive offers parents an opportunity to help kids discover new ideas in science, physical education, art and technology. The Solana Beach Foundation for Learning (SBFL) recently kicked off its Annual Fund Drive to support art, physical education, science, and technology programs in the Solana Beach School District. The Solana Beach School District consists of 3,035 children in six elementary schools, including Carmel Creek, Skyline, Solana Highlands, Solana Pacific, Solana Santa Fe and Solana Vista. SBFL is a nonprofit organization made up of volunteers who raise funds to make it possible for these children to experience and discover new ideas by providing instructional staff, materials, and supplies for hands-on learning in art, science, physical education and technology. “Other local school districts have had to cut science labs, physical education, technology and art programs from their schools,” says SBFL President Bryan Pruden. “But thanks to our continued donations, the kids in the Solana Beach School District are still enjoying these programs.” The Solana Beach Foundation for learning is dedicated to bridging the gap between vital school needs and state funding so as to enrich the educational experience of all the students in the Solana Beach School District. To learn more about SBFL or to contribute, go to”

Del Mar Highlands Town Center to hold holiday events The following holiday events will be held at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center: •Congregation Beth Am Menorah Lighting Ceremony; Hanukkah lighting at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center (12925 El Camino Real, San Diego, 92130) Sunday, Dec. 1, at 6:16 p.m. Join Rabbi Kornberg and the Beth Am Choir for the lighting of the 5th night candle on the Hanukkah while the choir sings Hanukkah songs. This event is open to the community. •Holiday Celebration with Santa, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m., Del Mar Highlands Town Center (12925 El Camino Real, San Diego, 92130). The event features a laser light show, visits with Santa, music, performances by local schools, falling snow, and more.

Flower Hill Promenade to present ‘Weekend with Santa’ The newly renovated Flower Hill Promenade in Del Mar will host a “Weekend with Santa” Dec. 7-8. This family-friendly event will begin with breakfast at the newly opened Sea & Smoke from 8-10 a.m. where Santa will greet, take photos and hear attendees’ Christmas wishes. Children’s tickets will be $13 (inclusive with tax and gratuity) and will include a pancake with a side of fruit and milk, while adult tickets will be $17 (inclusive of tax and gratuity) for a choice of one entree and beverage. Tickets can be purchased at www. After breakfast, families are encouraged to enjoy arts and crafts near Geppetto’s Toy store while Santa walks around the outdoor shopping center greeting children and taking photos. Flower Hill Promande is located at 2720 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014; www.

Holiday Craft Show Boutique benefit to be held Dec. 7 A Holiday Craft Show Boutique, presented by La Costa Canyon High School Foundation, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at La Costa Canyon High School, One Maverick Way, La Costa / Carlsbad/92009. Activities include: Pictures with Santa, Live Holiday Music, Fun Balloon Sculptures, Free Sample Massages, Arts & Crafts Demos and Hundreds of Unique Crafts & Artisan Gifts. Interested Vendors email: catalystchristy@gmail. com.

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North County residents can exchange guns for gift cards on Nov. 30 BY KRISTINA HOUCK If you have an unwanted firearm, you can turn it in Nov. 30 and get a gift card in return. Hosted by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the gun exchange program aims to curb gun violence and prevent firearms from getting into the wrong hands. “It’s important to take guns off the street, so they don’t wind up in the hands of children,” said sheriff’s Lt. Mario Zermeno, who is based in Encinitas and also covers Del Mar, Solana Beach and Rancho Santa Fe. “Sometimes people inherit guns from family members and don’t know what to do with them. Sometimes people have children in the house, so they don’t want guns in the house. This is an opportunity to get rid of unwanted guns.” More than 200 firearms

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival runs through Nov. 24 The 10th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is an international showcase of the world’s premier wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities, and gourmet foods. Held through Nov. 24 in downtown San Diego. For specific location and more information, visit www.sandiegowineclassic. com.

were collected during a five-hour “Guns for Gift Cards” event in May at the San Marcos sheriff’s station, Zermeno said. The latest exchange will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MiraCosta College’s San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Gun owners are asked to place unloaded firearms in the trunk of their car and follow the instructions of officers at the event. Handguns are worth a $100 gift card and assault rifles are worth a $150 gift card. All weapons will be destroyed. The Sheriff’s Department is partnering with several agencies for the “Guns for Gift Cards” exchange, including the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, MiraCosta Community College, San Diego Police and Oceanside Police. For more information, call 760-966-3526.

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“Bountiful Fall Festivities” party was held Nov. 11 at Zel’s Del Mar to celebrate Powerhouse Properties’ growth and banner sales year, and to introduce the team’s sponsorship of The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy. Powerhouse Properties ( is a local real estate sales team operating under the Masterpiece Realty Associates brokerage in Del Mar. The team has been selling real estate for over 60 combined years and is closing its fourth year as Powerhouse Properties with projected sales of nearly $30 million for 2013. The team members are Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe residents, with three of the members (Tracy Weaver, John Wilcox and Sandi Weaver) having grown up in Del Mar and graduated from Torrey Pines High School. Photos/Jon Clark; For photos online, visit

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Katie Hawkes lauded for Top Another great year for Michael Moot Performance at Award Ceremony At a recent annual awards ceremony before Prudential California Realty rebranded as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, the brokerage awarded Katie Hawkes with the Chairman’s Circle Diamond Award, the 15-Year Legend Award, and the Spirit Award. The Chairman’s Circle Diamond Award recognizes Hawkes for being in the top half of 1 percent of the brokerage’s nationwide sales professionals. The 15-Year Legend Award congratulates her for being a Chairman’s Circle Award winner for the past 15 years. She was also recognized with the Spirit Award for demonstrating outstanding professionalism and extraordinary support toward fellow realtors, a designation voted by her peers, and which she has won 14 consecutive years. “Over the years, Katie’s performance with her clients is always among the best in class. However, it’s the Spirit Award that stands out for me,” said Ron Sparks, San Diego Regional Vice President. “This award is given by Katie’s peers, essentially recognizing her as the professional ideal. It’s a unique and highly prized honor, and she’s achieved it time and time again. It says everything about who she is, and how she does business.” About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties With more than 3,200 sales associates located in 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is one of the top five brokerages in the nation. In 2012, agents of the firm closed nearly $11 billion in sales volume and more than 14,000 transactions.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties has recognized Michael Moot with the September Agent of the Month award for the brokerage’s Del Mar office. The award was presented to Moot in honor of his outstanding sales performance this year. A veteran agent with over 33 years of experience, Moot is on pace to win the Chairman’s Circle Gold award for his sales performance in 2013. “I’m very proud to accept these awards,” says Moot, “because they indicate that my clients value the level of service that I provide for them.” Having built a strong referral-based business over

CURE continued from page B3 not do as many bilateral mastectomies as we do,” she said. Other options for cancer removal include radiation, which has been improved in recent years, especially for larger-breasted women. Thanks to better technology, instead of increasing the amount of radiation to accommodate the larger amount of breast tissue – which can expose the heart and lungs to radiation – radiation can be localized to specific areas of the tissue.

Michael Moot the years, Moot is no stranger to receiving sales awards. Leveraging his extensive knowledge of the beach communities and talent for negotiating, he has consistently earned the Chairman’s Circle Gold award. Whether patients have a lumpectomy or mastectomy, there are also several developments in reconstruction. Dr. Wallace said there is a new breast implant (nicknamed “the gummy bear implant”) that the FDA approved in March. It has an anatomic shape, which it keeps when placed upright, and does not collapse. It is implanted higher up on the breast for a more natural look and does not have liquid inside, so if it breaks, there is no leakage. Looking ahead Dr. Wallace said the future of breast cancer is in

Moot is excited about the transition to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties name because it has enhanced his ability to serve his buyers and sellers. He also added that, “It’s a great time to be in real estate. I’ve witnessed over three market cycles and I can confidently say that the market is very strong right now, whether buying or selling.” Michael Moot can be contacted through Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, Del Mar office on Via de la Valle, at 619-818-0900, or via email at MichaelMoot@

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of the Louis XIV “Sun King” era. At Saturday evening’s banquet at the Fairmont Hotel in Georgetown, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was the Guest of Honor and featured speaker. He received a Chaîne des Rôtisseur “plate” commemorating the occasion. The rarely awarded Chaîne’s Gold Star of Excellence, reserved for those who provide exceptional service and commitment to the organization, was presented to three members (including two of the men who masterminded the weekend’s program): to D. C. attorney Paul Haar, Esq., who chaired the Chaîne’s weekend conference and is also Chambellan Provincial of the Mid-Atlantic Region and Bailli of the Washington

Chapter of the Chaîne, and to François Dionot, Vice Conseiller Culinare, Washington, D.C. Baillage, and founder and owner of L’Academie de Cuisine in Bethesda, MD. Third recipient was Tulsa, OK, Bailli Sue Gerkin. The 2013 International Best Young Sommelier competition was held in D.C. during the Grand Chapitre. Loic Avril of the United Kingdom took first place honors as the Best Young Sommelier in the world. Bobby Conroy of the United States was in second place. Jarrod Mills of Australia finished third. In a separate ceremony, Shelly Margolis, Chair of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Foundation, presented a check for $5,000 to Nancy Roman, President and CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank in support of the organization’s outstanding programs. “The Chaîne Foundation’s gift

will enable us to provide 12,500 nutritious meals to those most vulnerable,” Roman said. Two important programs of the Chaîne are a Young Sommelier competition and a Young Chef competition at the regional, national and international levels. Both encourage younger members of the hospitality industry. The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs’ Foundation contributes to organizations within the community that assist those facing poverty and hunger and supports educational programs for individuals pursuing careers in the food and hospitality industries. Additional information about the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is available at its U.S. website,, and international website, www.chainedesrotisseurs. com.

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Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute holding campus tours Dec. 4 Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute will hold tours of its campus at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Registration and information: or call Molly Townsend at (858) 795-5111. Visit

San Diego Floral Association to hold Festival of Trees event San Diego Floral Association presents its annual Festival of Trees event in the Casa del Prado Dec. 6-7 (1800 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, Balboa Park). This year’s theme is Holiday Celebrations Around the World. Trees are decorated by the county’s garden clubs and other non profits as well as some of the nurseries. Refreshments are served and proteas and gingerbread cookies will be for sale. Come vote for your favorite tree. Trees are later donated to assisted care facilities in the county. No reservations necessary. For more information, call 619-232-5762.

RANCHO SANTA FE, CA $21.5m-$24.5m Eric Iantorno & Deborah Greenspan

OPEN HOUSES CARMEL VALLEY $308,800 1BR/1BA $1,049,000 4BR/3BA $1,198,888 6BR/4BA $1,289,000 5BR/5BA $1,335,000 4BR/3.5BA $1,399,000-$1,499,000 4BR/4.5BA

12366 Carmel Country Road, #I206 Devon Boulon, Coldwell Banker 5471 Sonoma Place Charles & Farryl Moore, Coldwell Banker 6289 Quail Run Street Dan Conway, The Guiltinan Group 4991 Concannon Ct

Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 335-2008 Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 395-7525 Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 243-5277 Sat-Sun 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm S. Poplawsky & R. Podolsky, Coastal Premier (858) 877-3657 12825 Stebick Court Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Dan Conway, The Guiltinan Group (858) 243-5277 5172 Seagrove Place Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Julie Split-Keyes, Berkshire Hathaway (858) 735-6754

DEL MAR $699,000 2BR/2BA $1,189,000-$1,239,000 3BR/2BA $1,499,900 4BR/3BA $1,980,000 3BR/4BA

2334 Caminito Cala Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Joseph Sampson, Sampson CA Realty (858) 699-1145 13654 Calais Dr Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sun 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Susan Meyers-Pyke, Coastal Premier (858) 395-4068 13780 Condesa Drive Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Gena Hatch, Keller Williams (858) 943-9223 4634 Rancho Reposo Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Kris Gelbart, Coldwell Banker (858) 395-0761

DEL MAR, CA $5,950,000 - $7,250,888 Eric Iantorno and Jessica foote


13165 Madera Circa E Mary Heon, Coldwell Banker

$1,149,000 4BR/5BA

14578 Luna Media Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm E. Anderson & K. Boatcher, Willis Allen (858) 353-5391

$1,279,000 3BR/2.5BA

15960 Via Broma David Moore, Coldwell Banker

$1,875,000 3BR/3BA

6264 La Fremontia Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Janet Lawless Christ, Coldwell Banker (858) 335-7700

$2,495,000 5BR/5.5BA

6842 Farms View Court K. Ann Brizolis/host: J. Davis, Berkshire Hathaway

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 756-6355

$2,700,000 2BR/2.5BA

15140 Las Planideras St B. & J. Campbell, Coldwell Banker

Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 449-2027

$3,490,000 4BR/4BA

17555 Avenida De Acacias St L. Russell/host: L. Bean, Coldwell Banker

Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 334-0501

$3,495,000 6BR/5BA

7024 Rancho Cielo

Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (858) 229-9131

$4,750,000 5BR/6.5BA

7852 Corte de Luz Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm E. Anderson & K. Boatcher, Willis Allen (858) 353-5391

J. Greene/host: R. Raskind, Berkshire Hathaway

Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (619) 888-7653

Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (928) 715-5910

SOLANA BEACH $1,198,000 2BR/2BA $1,198,000 2BR/2BA

746 W. Solana Circle Sat-Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm J. McInerney/R. Christensen, Harcourts (858) 480-9945 671 E. Solana Circle Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Steve Uhlir, Harcourts (858) 755-6070

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RANCHO SANTA FE, CA $4,795,000

RANCHO SANTA FE, CA $4,995,000 Eric Iantorno & Deborah Greenspan


CARDIFF, CA $4,829,000

RANCHO SANTA FE, CA $3,790,000

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November 21, 2013

Rancho Santa Fe Review










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Rancho Santa Fe, 5BD/3BA • $2,099,000 Classic Covenant single-level on 2 tranquil, private acres.


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Rancho Santa Fe, 5+2BD/7.5BA • $2,995,000 Gracious 3-acre Covenant estate with endless possibilities.


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