STEP-BY-STEP: Leilainia, a San Diego dance instructor, will release her first DVD of belly dancing instructions. Page 8
CREW CLASSIC: World-class collegiate rowers will descend on Mission Bay for the annual Crew Classic. Page 13
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Residents hear coastal district idea
(Left) The Giant Dipper is a wooden roller coaster at Belmont Park that provides a short yet thrilling ride and has become symbolic of Mission Beach. (Top right) Mission Beach has its own castle on the shore, Hamel’s Surf Shop, 708 Ventura Place. (Bottom right) Ali Houston, a sales associate at Gone Bananas, 3785 Mission Blvd., holds a “Scrunch Butt Bikini” by PAUL HANSEN | Beach & Bay Press Luli Fama. The store has been outfitting female beachgoers since the mid-1970s.
BY ANTHONY GENTILE | BEACH & BAY PRESS Nine months ago, school district trustee John de Beck’s idea for a San Diego Coastal Unified School District seemed relatively farfetched. But with the San Diego Unified School District in a budget crisis and neighboring coastal communities seeking more and more autonomy, local school supporters seem willing to listen. “The intention would be to sit down and create a new school district with a new board and new vision and new budgeting policies, and create a successful school district for the students,” said Pat Hom, president of Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools, a nonprofit organization that supports area schools. De Beck presented his idea at a Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools meeting in February. Hom said she thinks the idea is feasible, even though it is something that, to her knowledge, has never been done. “This is almost like we’re defecting in a way,” Hom said. De Beck presented three options for the proposed district, all of which included schools in La Jolla, Point Loma and Pacific Beach and SEE DISTRICT, Page 7
Vibrant beach community buzzes with character BY ANTHONY GENTILE | BEACH & BAY PRESS Surrounded by Mission Bay on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west, Mission Beach is one of the most unique coastal communities in San Diego. The population consists of a combination of vacationers, locals and college students enjoying outdoor activities and nightlife with the sand and water as a backdrop. Single family, condominiums, cottages and apartment complexes share the area along Mission boulevard with an assortment of longtime businesses, most catering to those experiencing the beach culture. The nearby Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, Bahia Resort Hotel and Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina, along with Belmont Park and Mission Bay, give this small beach community a feeling of perpetual vacation mode. Laid-back Mission Beach is sometimes overlooked because of Pacific Beach, it’s fast-paced relative to the north. But there is plenty happening in MB. The
area’s landmarks, businesses and organizations are a testament to its rich history. Here is a brief overview:
Hamel’s Surf Shop With an exterior made to look like a castle, Hamel’s Surf Shop, 708 Ventura Place, has stood out on the Mission Beach boardwalk for more than two decades. A legendary Southern California spot, Hamel’s is a great place for get- Mission Bay Yacht Club ANTHONY GENTILE | Beach & Bay Press ting some last-minute beach essentials or renting all variety of ocean equip- The club also puts on the annual Misment. sion Bay Parade of Lights, with more than 100 boats lighting up the bay durMission Bay Yacht Club ing the holiday season. Born at the beginning of the 20th century, Mission Bay Yacht Club has Gone Bananas Beachwear been in Mission Beach since 1927, curOutfitting female beachgoers since the rently residing at 1215 El Carmel Place mid-1970s, Gone Bananas, 3785 Misin North Mission Beach. Host to 15 dif- sion Blvd., helps women avoid going ferent racing fleets and home to social bananas when shopping for a suit by and junior sailing, Mission Bay Yacht offering mix-and-match bikinis. AccordClub also has junior and social sailing. ing to its Web site, Gone Bananas carries
more than 100 brands and 15,000 pieces of swimwear in the store. That’s enough so that even the pickiest shopper can find one that suits them.
The Beachcomber A hangout for locals and college kids alike, The Beachcomber, 2901 Mission Blvd., has some of the best drink specials in Mission Beach. Whether it’s $1 you-call-its on Thursdays (a campus favorite) or a 32-ounce beer for $2 on Friday nights, there’s usually a fair amount of money in your pockets when you finish your night at the ’Comber. Adding cheap drinks to a popcorn machine, dance floor and beer pong tables in the back makes an evening at the Beachcomber rarely disappointing.
The Pennant A laid-back local watering hole since 1962, The Pennant, 2893 Mission Blvd., SEE MISSION BEACH, Page 11
A map provided by San Diego Unified School District trustee John de Beck shows (in pink) a scenario that includes schools in Point Loma, Mission Bay and La Jolla as part of a breakaway coastal school district. De Beck presented the idea at last month’s Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools meeting.
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City eyes contract to fix two local pump stations BY ANTHONY GENTILE | BEACH & BAY PRESS The city is moving forward with a project to correct faulty pump stations in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach, both of which failed during the torrential rainstorms in January. “The pumps and pumping capacity obviously can be improved, so I’m pleased the city is moving forward,” said District 2 Councilman Kevin Faulconer, who visited the pump stations numerous times during the storms. On Feb. 26, the city awarded a nobid contract for the project to Sloan Electric, with the work not to exceed $3.5 million. According to city officials,
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The Pacific Beach Planning Group (PBPG) will hold its annual elections on March 24, 2010, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Hornblend Hall, 1721 Hornblend St. Pacific Beach residents, property owners and businesses are eligible to vote. The PBPG is a 20-member volunteer board that advises the city on new development, parking, traffic, future planning and other important community issues. For more information visit www.pbplanning.org or contact
The Easter Bunny will be on hand at Santa Clara Recreation Center’s annual egg hunt and spring carnival on Saturday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, which will be held at 1008 Santa Clara Place, will feature carnival games, arts and crafts, a mini fire truck ride, refreshments and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. The egg hunt is segmented into four divisions for children: 3 years and younger (10:30 a.m.), 4 to 6 years (11 a.m.), 7 to 9 years (11:30 a.m.) and 10 to 13 years (noon). For more information, call (858) 5819928.
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• Pacific Beach Town Council’s “Safe and Beautiful Committee” meeting, 6:30 p.m., Knox Chapel, 1675 Garnet Ave. • “WE are WELL — Women Empowered Living Life,” support group for women living with Type-2 or pre-diabetes, 10:30 a.m. to noon (registration at 10 a.m.), St. Brigid Parish Hall, 4735 Cass St., (858) 274-4933, free • Pacifica Camerata, a capella performance of renaissance music, 7:30 p.m., St. Brigid Parish Hall, 4735 Cass St., (619) 527-4457, $15 general admission/$10 students, seniors and members
Sunday, March 28 • The Reigning Hand Bells and the Chancel Choir, afternoon of sacred music, 4 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 4761 Cass St., free
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Friday, April 2 • Good Friday Stations of the Cross procession, noon, fountain at Christ Lutheran Church, 4761 Cass St., free
DUI checkpoint yields 12 arrests A DUI checkpoint set up at 2400 Grand Ave. by the San Diego Police Department on March 13 resulted in 11 DUI arrests and one warrant arrest, with a total of 13 cars impounded. The checkpoint took place from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
YUMMY — Taste of North P.B. Restaurant Walk attendees enjoy a variety of chicken wings outside of Froggy's Bar & Grill, 945 Turquoise St. The March 3 event was held to benefit public schools in Pacific Beach. DON BALCH | Beach & Bay Press
sions and confidential deliberations as they relate to the Brown Act. Jim Stewart, the organization’s past California The California Sigma Delta Unit of the state president, will review the art and National Association of Parliamentari- science of presiding over meetings. ans will hold its 12th annual workshop Tickets are available for $15, and paron Saturday, April 10 at Christ Lutheran ticipants are encouraged to RSVP by Church, 4761 Cass St. Registration April 3 to ensure seating. For more inforbegins at 8:30 a.m., and the event starts mation on purchasing tickets, call (619) at 9 a.m. 464-3924 or (858) 488-8602. The workshop, “Putting the Pieces Together While Adding Color To Your Gloria’s Bar-B-Q Meetings,” will feature two presentations from professional parliamentari- raises funds for Haiti Chef Tony Turner of Gloria’s Bar-B-Q ans. Scott Burns, president of the California State Association of held a fundraiser Feb. 21-28 to raise Parliamentarians, will discuss the prinSEE BRIEFS, Page 5 ciples of open meetings, executive ses-
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Movement intends to keep booze legal at park BY SEBASTIAN RUIZ | BEACH & BAY PRESS A loose-knit group organized through the social networking site Facebook has sprung up in recent weeks to help keep the consumption of beer legal at Kate Sessions Park. Pacific Beach resident Ed Scallion started the fan page and group “Save Kate Sessions Park from Another Unnecessary Booze Ban” in late February. He started it after throwing a party celebrating his nephew’s birthday, he said. The party, which had live music, drew hundreds of p e o p l e t o Kat e S e s s i o n s Pa r k and several complaints from nearby neighbors. Scallion said his party was permitted until 6 p.m. and that police started shutting the party down a half hour early. Those who attended the get-together, he said, did so peacefully. “Where are we relegated to when we can’t afford multi-million dollar mansions,” he said. “ [ We ’ r e ] o n l y
left with Kate Sessions.” Scallion said he started the group and fan page on the social networking site as part of a campaign to keep the alcohol ban away from Kate Sessions Park — one of the few public spaces left in the city where people can still have a beer without breaking the law. Scallion planned to address the Pacific Beach Town Council at last night’s Town Council meeting. More than two years after the beach alcohol ban first hit the sand, issues involving a number of intoxicated persons persist. “Typically, when you ban alcohol for one area, it moves to another,” said Northern Division Capt. Chris Ball. “So, sometimes we’re still dealing with the same problem, it just relocates to another area. And that’s what we may be seeing at Kate Sessions.” Community discussions over Kate Sessions Park and large “floatillas” in which hundreds of partiers take to Mission Bay
on inner-tubes, boats and other floating rafts have popped up since the ban took effect. Consumption of alcohol is banned on the shore, so some take to the water just feet from the sand. Many residents turn to police and lifeguards when things get out of hand. “It’s not really for the police department to decide where alcohol should or should not be,” Ball said. “We just enforce the laws, not make them.” Making the laws should be done through city’s lawmaking process, he said. District 2 City Councilman Kevin Faulconer’s office first backed the move to ban alcohol at the beach in 2007. Now, however, it’s up to the local community to figure out a solution to any problems at the “local level” before taking it up with the City Council or expanding the citywide ban, said Tony Manolatos, Faulconer’s spokesman.
Another ‘floatilla’ planned this weekend
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money to buy tents for people living in Haiti’s earthquake-ravaged areas. Turner organized the event in conjunction with the Rescue Task Force, a San Diego County based non-profit relief agency that responds to disasters around the world. The funds raised from the week of efforts were enough to purchase approximately 25 tents for Haitian residents. Overall, Rescue Task Force raised enough money to send 700 tents to Haiti; the group was planning to deliver the tents this week, Turner said.
Thousands of water-revelers plan to converge on Mission Bay for a floating spring break party planned for Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 21, according to an announcement posted to the social networking site Facebook. Organized by Floatopia, San Diego, the event skirts the city’s ban on alcohol at the beach that is supposed to restrict drinking on the sand, but not on the water. “Absolutely, we’re preparing for that,” said Northern Division Capt. Chris Ball. “The challenge for law enforcement is that the underlying activity is currently legal. The underlying activity of consuming alco-
hol on a float of some sort on the bay is not illegal.” Ball said police would work with lifeguards and the Coast Guard to stem any illegal activity and safety issues, he said. The Facebook announcement, which boasts that more than 8,000 people would be attending this event, reminds floaters not to drink on the sand. The party is the latest in a series of spring and summer “floatillas” that have been slowly growing in response the city’s and surrounding communities’ movement to prohibit drinking at the beaches and parks. — Sebastian Ruiz
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Thursday, March 18, 2010
Now& Then John Fry
Big Red and Miss Budweiser in the Sav-On parking lot, Sept. 10, 2003.
BIG RED IS DEAD. Or maybe not. My 1995 red Mustang passed away in the China Inn parking lot on Feb. 23 while I was contemplating a bowl of War Wonton Soup. A girl came in and whispered to her friends words like “red Mustang” and “Mr. Fry” and “transmission.” We all adjourned to the parking lot and discovered that a radiator hose had burst and a pool of green soup was heading for the alley. I called PB Certified and Steve Quessenberry came down and fixed it on the spot — or so I thought. He kept the car to “run some tests” and, when I went up to fetch the car, he emerged from the garage bays shaking his head like a surgeon who has lost a patient. It was only a matter of time until the hose blew again, and probably not in a convenient locale like a parking lot, Steve said. I drove the car home and, mindful of the fact that my last two cars had come from Hertz car sales, I got on the Web. Let’s just say that the days are gone when you could go to the Hertz car lot and buy a car. After three days without a happy solution from Hertz, I ventured into San Diego County Credit Union next to Staples. Within the hour, Stefanie Eberhart got me a car loan and a car. Later that day, a 2010 White Toyota Corolla was delivered to the credit union. Beth Theiss patiently led me through the paperwork and soon had me back on the road. I was on a roll now. Willie Skinner stopped by to show me the Buccaneer Boulevard signs he had made for Mission Bay High and suggested I call Ray Hamel if I wanted to sell the Mustang. Ray and I reached a quick deal, so everyone is happy. Maybe I’ll see Big Red as I travel through town in my Corolla. Maybe I’ll call him “Whitey.” I RAN INTO ROBERT HORSTMAN during lunch on the patio of Casa Guadalajara in Old Town. I reminded him of the grand opening (like he could forget) of California First Bank, where Union Bank is today on the northeast corner of Jewell and Garnet. I had received what I assumed was a special engraved invitation to the event, my being a Town Council director and all. I’ll bet 200 people surged into the bank when the doors opened. An employee stood at each of the teller windows pouring samples of wine. Delicious hors d’oeuvres were on every table. It wasn’t long before shrimp cocktails were being ground into the new carpet along with large pools of red wine. I always wondered if they had to replace the carpet. Bob said they were able to clean it, and recalled the fact that he slept fitfully that night, dreaming he was going round and round in a laundry drier. IT’S A BRAVE NEW WORLD. I was chatting up a young woman at Starbucks last week when she smiled and said, “You don’t remember me, do you? It’s probably because I died my hair and got a boob job.” How do you respond to that? I was going to mention my new car, but it seemed to pale in comparison to her purchase. ESKIHOS? That’s the name April Porro has given girls wearing the new fashion ensemble — Ugg boots and short shorts. — John Fry may be reached at 272-6655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Donation drops are a discouraging experience Late last year, I delivered a complete, reliable and working computer to Goodwill. It consisted of a monitor, legal-size scanner, keyboard, mouse, computer and printer. In short, it was fully functioning and complete. The young man who helped me unload the computer from my car seemed indifferent and not quite aware of how to handle it. Most items at Goodwill are placed in large blue containers that rest on the ground. So did my computer. The young man dropped it into the container, rendering it useless. The crunching sound was its death throes. For my next donation, I went to the Salvation Army this week to deliver a working microwave, VCR and several sets of cooking ware which were new and in their original boxes. (We’re downsizing.) The man who was sitting at the end of the trailer made no effort to help me off-load my contributions. I asked for his help to lift the microwave from the car trunk. He said he wasn’t allowed to help! I hefted the microwave onto the chair that was located near the truck. He had to move to make way. I placed all my other donations on the ground and left. From now on, I think my blue recycle bin will be more accommodating and certainly more convenient. Al Strohlein Pacific Beach
What’s wrong with the ‘schoolbrary?’ After a meeting with the SDUSD Capital Improvement Department it became clear: Why is the SDUSD Board of Trustees allowing 20 million of Prop S dollars to be diverted to a downtown “new” charter school in a proposed, and not yet funded, downtown library? Prop S required a long and detailed account of how the funds would be used
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I would like to recognize the good services of two employees of the San Diego City Beaches and Shoreline Department, and the neighborly watchfulness of a “regular” at Tourmaline Surf Park. Their names are Gayle, Kirk and Steve, and they were helpful to me on the morning of Feb. 4 when a surfboard dolly I had placed on the grass disappeared while I was out surfing. When I came out of the water, Steve, who had been watching the surfers from his VW bus because his leg was injured, told me that someone in a San Diego city white truck had taken my dolly and driven south along the beach. I immediately ran down the beach in pur-
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suit. South of Law Street, four white city trucks were piling kelp back toward the cliffs. I asked the drivers if they had seen my “wheels” but they just looked puzzled — except for one, Gayle, who leaned out her window and asked for a fuller description. Then she got on her cell phone and contacted her supervisor, Kirk. He, in turn, contacted the driver of the city truck that had left Tourmaline during the time I was out surfing and found out that he had picked up my dolly thinking it was abandoned property (even though it had on it my name and address, a note “Please leave on the grass,” and a bungee cord tying it to the fence). Gayle and (within 20 minutes) Kirk met me back at Tourmaline. When Kirk got out of his truck, he smiled, and courteously said, “Here is your property. I apologize.” What a good morning! I have back my means of walking to the beach with my board. I met Gayle, who showed interest, initiative and follow-through in solving my problem. I met Kirk, who assumed responsibility for his crew’s actions and was courteous to a lone beachgoer. And I found out that Steve keeps a watchful eye out at Tourmaline. These people demonstrate the spirit of the message carved into the Tourmaline memorial, “Spread Aloha.”
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Mission Beach. One idea included just those schools, one included schools in the Kearny Mesa area and another included schools in the Mira Mesa and Scripps Ranch area. Hom said she thinks the best idea for a possible coastal district includes Pacific Beach schools, along with those in Point Loma, La Jolla and Clairemont. “Personally, I think that’s manageable, that those people are all of a cooperative mind and that it is doable,” Hom said. “If it gets too big, we’re right in the same political nightmare that everybody else is in.” Hom calls a potential coastal district a chance to start over. She said the goal of uniting these schools would not be to exclude anyone, and her vision would be that Mission Bay High would still remain a Title 1 school, where a majority of students are on low-income-based free or reduced lunches. Under de Beck’s plan, signatures from 25 percent of registered voters in the proposed district would be required in order to put the measure on the city ballot, a process Hom estimates would take about nine months. Because the district meets city criteria, Hom thinks it can get on the ballot without too much resistance. Whether other communities around San Diego will support the breakaway district is a different story. “I think we can get it on the ballot without a problem,” Hom said. “I think the problem is going to be at the county and city level.” Hom said the Coastal District proposal would also meet resistance from San Diego Unified itself. Hom said the SDUSD would not want to surrender people with political influence in the coastal areas. “If the people want this, we can go out and get it,” Hom said. Those interested in more information on the proposed coastal district idea can e-mail de Beck at email@example.com.
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Belly dancer shimmies out exercise DVD BY MEAGHAN CLARK | BEACH & BAY PRESS San Diego dance instructor Leilainia is releasing the instructional DVD “Step by Step Belly Dance with Leilainia” following a premiere party this week at Pacific Beach’s Tango Del Rey. The event tommorow, March 19 event will include belly dance performances by Leilainia herself, along with a combined act with her sibling and Shimmy Sisters partner, Adelaide. The accompanying music will be performed by Leilainia’s husband’s band, Danyavaad. The DVD features three 15-minute sections of rhythmic movements that focus on the body’s inner core designed to quickly burn calories while having fun. For some, belly dancing is simply the movement of one’s hips; but for Leilainia,
Yoga. Building dancers’ confidence with a fun and flirty interpretation of a highintensity workout, Leilainia said, “Through teaching dance I create experiences that open the student’s creativity. I facilitate people’s movements so they can express who they truly are through Leilainia belly dance.” San Diego Dance Instructor Doors are open Thursday nights at the California Ballet School and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Coronado. it’s a lifetime of spiritual movements that Growing up surrounded by art, have led to national exposure. This sec- music, dance and “people of inspiraond-generation belly dancer is living a tion,” Leilainia said her life path was an first as she releases the DVD under the easy one. Working in San Diego for nine nationally distributed lifestyle brand years, the instructor and performer adds Acacia. excitement to events that “need enterCelebrating life and movement tainment” — everything from bachethrough dance, Leilainia inspires during lorette parties to corporate events. her classes at Kearney Mesa’s California Her dance isn’t just about the moves, Ballet School and Coronado’s Bamboo but the spiritual connection each dancer finds on their own. The movement of the eyes, fingertips, breath and hips are all connected, she said, adding strength to the dance. “It’s all about expression, and muscle — mind connection,” Leilainia said. “It’s going to evoke a different emotion for everybody.” The DVD is a compilation with Acacia, a company that has provided other instructors with an aesthetically pleasing design. Working toward this step for years, Leilainia found Acacia and said she knew it was the brand to represent her. The sets are “vibrant and alive” and represent the moves in a “proper way.” “I loved working with Acacia and Yoga Tribe and Culture,” Leilainia said. “From the beginning, they allowed me to create the type of DVD I envisioned: beautiful, professional, fun and [one that] accurately captures belly dance.” A clip of the DVD can be viewed at www.acacialifestyle.com. Bookings for San Diego dance instructor Leilainia premieres her instructional DVD “Step by Step Belly a belly dancer and class schedules are Dance with Leilainia” during a release party on Friday, March 19 at Tango Del Rey in Pacifavailable at www.leilainia.com. COURTESY PHOTO ic Beach.
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Belmont Park: Two locals share thoughts on Mission Beach of yesterday
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Belmont Park features the Giant Dipper roller coaster and other amusement rides, retail shops, restaurants, The Plunge indoor pool, exerCOURTESY PHOTO cise gym, retail shops and the Wavehouse surfing.
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amusement parks were falling out of favor with the public, Crain said. The Giant Dipper remained idle for 14 years, and after several fires threatened the structure, it was scheduled for demolition in the late 1980s. It was spared from the fate when an enthusiastic group of citizens formed the “Save the Coaster Committee,” which was able to have the coaster named as a national landmark. In 1989, the company that operated the Giant Dipper’s sister roller-coaster in Santa Cruz, Calif., stepped in with an offer to lease the roller coaster from the city and restore it to operating condition. The Giant Dipper reopened in August 1990. Although the Giant Dipper may be the most recognizable of Belmont Park’s attractions, it isn’t the only one that draws crowds. The Wave House, a 40,000-square-foot “beach lifestyle venue,” offers bars, restaurants, concerts and a wave machine that generates barrels up to 10 feet high. The venue is open daily and frequently hosts special events and live music, especially during the summer. Visitors who want a tamer aquatic experience can check out The Plunge, a 12,000-square-foot indoor heated swimming pool that opened with the park in 1925. The Plunge has year-round aquatics programs and is also open daily to the public.
Belmont Park has been a staple of the Mission Beach community since it opened in 1925. The brainchild of sugar magnate John D. Spreckels, the park and its many attractions draws thousands of locals and tourists throughout the year. Perhaps the most recognizable feature of Belmont Park is the Giant Dipper, a wooden roller coaster that originally opened July 4, 1925. Now nearly 85 years old, the coaster is the heart of the park, and it is also an integral part of many people’s personal histories. “To have this wooden roller coaster right at the beach has a lot of appeal,” said Wendy Crain, general manager of the San Diego Coaster Company, which maintains the Giant Dipper. “We have grandparents bringing their grandkids, parents bringing their kids. It is a rite of passage for kids as soon as they turn 50 inches tall, and for a lot of people in San Diego, it is their first roller coaster experience.” The Giant Dipper is open seven days a week for most of the year, and Crain estimates that the coaster’s 24-passenger car operates as many as 100 times in a day. However, the coaster hasn’t always been so active. The park and coaster closed to the public in 1976 as seaside
With the vibrant, young atmosphere so prevalent in Mission Beach, it’s hard to imagine a time when life moved slower south of Pacific Beach Drive. But a pair of long-time locals insist it did, and shared their memories from yesteryear. “People who come in now have no idea of what the traditions are, so you get a certain amount of conflict because you have people who grew up with a very laid-back attitude in Mission Beach,” said Mary Willmont, longtime resident and a member of the Mission Beach Woman’s club. The area used to be filled with families, whereas vacation rentals and college students dominate Mission Beach now, said Marcia Lilly, a former resident. Lilly lived in Mission Beach during the 1940s. “Families lived together and stuck together,” Lilly said. “Everybody knew each other and we all went to school together. That’s how small it was.” In the mid-20th century, the vacation rentals and residences that now pepper Mission Beach used to only dot the landscape. It’s hard today to imagine many empty spots along Mission Boulevard. “There were more vacant lots than there were houses in our area of the beach,” Lilly said. Even with vacationers, Lilly said that during her time, Mission Beach was never really too crowded in the summer. She actually preferred the colder months as a kid. “I couldn’t wait for the winter because I could walk on the beach in
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“Everybody knew each other and we all went to school together.” MARCIA LILLY South Mission Beach by myself — not another soul on the beach. It was tranquil,” Lilly said. As far as traditions, Willmont fondly remembers the annual Easter parade in South Mission Beach. “Every year we met in front of The Pennant. We decorated our bicycles and we brought baskets of wrapped candy and we basically circled around South Mission Beach,” Willmont said. “People who lived at the beach with kids would stand out and we would throw our candy to the kids and bicycle.” Lilly recalls The Plunge in Belmont Park, the large indoor pool that is now part of Wavehouse. Lilly said she spent many summer days at the pool. “We all used The Plunge,” she said. “We were all raised in The Plunge.” Even though the culture in Mission Beach has changed over the years, Willmont said groups of friends that used to live in the area have stuck together. Wilmont still keeps in touch with old acquaintances from Mission Beach. “That’s one of the great things about having lived in Mission Beach for so long,” Willmont said. “The beach has always been a meeting place for people. People in my age category — ages 70 and up — grew up coming to the beach and kept friendships that they made there.
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MISSION BEACH AT A GLANCE • Begins at Pacific Beach Drive in the north and ends at the jetty in the south. • Purchased by a group of San Diego businessmen in 1914. (source “Mission Beach” by Terry Curren and Phil Prather)
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Simply known as OMBAC around town, the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club was established in 1954 in South Mission Beach. OMBAC puts on various athletic and social events during the year, including its world-famous Over-The-Line Tournament on Fiesta Island that draws huge crowds annually each July. When it comes to having fun and helping the local community — that’s OMBAC.
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Civic groups There are two local community civic groups in Mission Beach: • The Mission Beach Town Council meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Belmont Park. • The Mission Beach Precise Planning Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Belmont Park Meeting Room.
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[ MISSION12BEACH ] MB Woman’s Club fundraiser benefits Junior Lifeguards Thursday, March 18, 2010
BY ANTHONY GENTILE | BEACH & BAY PRESS After a one-year hiatus, the Mission Beach Woman’s Club is holding its sixth annual community fundraiser March 27 on the deck of The Pennant, 2893 Mission Blvd. Proceeds from the event will benefit the city’s Junior Lifeguard Program. “Because of the financial situation in the city and the state, programs like the Junior Lifeguards need to be protected,” said club director Mary Willmont. “We felt that this was a valuable program to support.” The fundraiser will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. and is free and open to the
public. It will feature a silent auct i o n , r e f r e s h m e n t s a n d ga m e s with prizes. “The Junior Lifeguards is not just about taking the kids out to the beach,” Willmont said. “It’s about physical fitness, water safety, camaraderie, challenges and facing your fears. It’s giving children an opportunity to do things that they might normally never imagine themselves being able to do.” Money from past club fundraisers has gone toward a new police dog, a thermal imager for the fire department, a portable lifeguard stand and the music program at Mission Bay High School. The woman’s club
decided to not hold a fundraiser last year given the rough economic climate. “We look for things that will support the beach community in general and also will be something that the San Diego community at large can benefit from,” Willmont said. “Junior Lifeguards has children from all around the city, some of which may have never been given the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the ocean.” Founded in 1926, the Mission Beach Woman’s Club is still going strong in its eighth decade. The club was originally started to give Mission Beach women their own place to hang out. “The women in the area wanted to
form a club where they could socialize, do girly things and charity work,” Willmont said. “It started as a combination of a social and philanthropically-motivated club.” Sticking with its roots, the Mission Beach Woman’s Club still gives local women a chance to socialize and get to know each other. But it has transformed over the years to include more and more charity work benefiting local organizations. “We work very hard to make sure that we offer a balance of social opportunity for the women and make sure that we do substantial fundraising and giving,” Willmont said.
MISSION BEACH WOMAN’S CLUB FUNDRAISER WHEN: March 27, 3 to 6 p.m. WHERE: The deck of The Pennant, 2893 Mission Blvd. PURPOSE: To benefit the city’s Junior Lifeguard Program COST: Free INFORMATION: www.mbwcinfo.com
Rubicon Deli creates a selection of gourmet sandwiches BY SANDI PIERZ | BEACH & BAY PRESS
Rubicon Deli owners are (from left) Oliver Lang, Evan Corsiglia and Antonio Carasali.
Rubicon Deli at 3819 Mission Blvd. in Mission Beach is a specialty sandwich shop that offers a variety of gourmet sandwiches at reasonable prices.The deli is centrally located and the décor is casual and inviting. Owners Evan Corsiglia, Oliver Lang and Antonio Carasali opened Rubicon Deli in September 2009. According to Evan Corsiglia, the deli derives its name from the Rubicon River in Italy, where Julius Caesar crossed with his army in 49 B.C. to make his way to Rome. There, he uttered the famous phrase, “alea iacta est” or “the die has been cast.” The owners liked the modern transSANDI PIERZ | Beach & Bay Press lation of the phase which translates into “passing the point of no return.” “A sandwich at Rubicon Deli is a sandwich that you have never had before,” said co-owner Oliver Lang. Bread is fresh-baked daily on the premises and includes white, wheat, pesto, jalapeño jack, garlic cheese and bleu cheese. “One of our best-selling sandwiches is the Rubicon Special, with your choice of bread, turkey, smoked gouda, roasted red peppers, pesto
mayo and lettuce,” Corsiglia said. You might want to add a little fire to your dining experience by adding one of the deli’s Napa Valley mustards: hot and sweet honey, green chile and garlic, herbs of the valley, habañero or Inglehoffer cranberry mustard. While on occasion local celebrities have been spotted at the deli, the shop mainly caters to local residents and families. “This is a great place to bring a date,” Corsiglia said. “Theme parties are welcome and planning is currently underway for ... an elaborate Easter egg hunt on the premises, “ said Lang said. Plans for the future include beach delivery in which customers can call in their orders from the sand without having to leave their beach chairs. Rubicon Deli offers catering and call-in orders are encouraged. Special events and parties can also be scheduled. The deli offers on-site parking — definitely a plus in the beach area. Rubicon Deli opens seven days a week at 10:30 a.m. and stays open “until the bread is gone.” Fo r a d d i t i o n a l i n f o r m a t i o n about Rubicon Deli visit www.therubicondeli.com or call (858) 488-3354.
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Crew Classic rows into town Athletes will flock to Mission Bay for 37th year BY AMBERLY DRESSLER | BEACH & BAY PRESS The 37th annual San Diego Crew Classic (SDCC) rows into Mission Bay March 27 and 28, and organizers say the two-day event offers as much appeal to locals as it does to the top rowers in the country. On water, the SDCC holds three categories of competition. There’s the junior level for high school-age athletes; the collegiate level, which boasts local competitors from the University of San Diego, University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University, as well as national powerhouses such as Stanford, Boston University and others; and the masters level for rowers age 21 and older. Martha Shumaker, the regatta’s executive director, has been involved with the SDCC since its inception in 1973. Shumaker has witnessed SDCC grow from a dozen events in its first
year to more than 90 in 2010. “The consistent thing throughout has been the quality of the competition, particularly at the collegiate level,” Shumaker said. “It was envisioned as an event for the top collegiate programs in the country to come and meet each other for the first time in the early spring season.” Crew offers a fall and spring season while the SDCC serves as a jumpstart to the year. “This is really among the first regattas of the season,” Shumaker said. “There may be some small, twoteam meets, where two colleges will get together and race each other, but there is nothing like this.” On land, Shumaker said the SDCC is a real spring festival for the community, as well as for those interested in the sport. Not only do patrons have the opportunity to sample local beers at
the beer garden, but they can also bring in their own picnics or sample the various concession stands. Shumaker believes the atmosphere is unparalleled. “It’s the opportunity to enjoy a sport practiced at the highest level at a wellrun event with lots of amenities for the public to enjoy,” Shumaker said. “You can stand in the water and watch the boats racing 10 feet away. We are going to have microphones on a couple of the coxswain … which is very special and very usual. It’s an introduction to the sport for those who have never seen it; to sit on the shore, to mingle with the Rowers will put on their best display of muscle and grit March 27 and 28 during the 37th athletes, to enjoy a day at the bay.” COURTESY PHOTO annual San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay. The main gate opens at 6 a.m. both days. Tickets are $7 for adults. Children under 13 and active military personnel with identification are admitted free. For more information, visit www.crewclassic.org.
Local clubs step up to train athletes San Diegans might be missing the boat with row scholarships BY AMBERLY DRESSLER | BEACH & BAY PRESS San Diego State, UCSD and USD will take to the waters of Mission Bay at the San Diego Crew Classic (SDCC) later this month, but how do the local universities stock their boats when no San Diego high schools offer rowing? “Well, they recruit from all over, of course,” SDCC’s executive director Martha Shumaker said. San Diego athletes, especially girls,
could be missing the boat when it comes to rowing scholarships. Shumaker counts Title IX, which, by law, requires equality in men and women’s athletics, as a substantial reason for the growth of the sport for collegiate women. “It’s an NCAA sport now, and it has been added at a lot of colleges to help balance those big football teams,” Shumaker said. “You can have a squad of 40, which is fairly typical.” Shumaker’s daughter, Betty Shumak-
er Pauly, found success in the sport and at the coxswain position, which is the person in the back of the boat and the only one facing forward. Shumaker counts the position as the coach on the water during the race. Her daughter earned a partial scholarship to the University of Virginia. “Everyone in her class that she graduated from at ZLAC rowing club, that SEE SCHOLARSHIP, Page 14
[ SPORTS 14 ] MBHS bids adieu to a trailblazer Thursday, March 18, 2010
Valdovinos dreams of a firefighting career BY AMBERLY DRESSLER | BEACH & BAY PRESS Mission Bay High School’s Irving Valdovinos started fires on the court as a member of the Buccaneers’ varsity basketball team. With his senior season in the rearview mirror, Valdovinos hopes to extinguish fires off the court as a member of the San Diego Fire Department. “I’ve always wanted to be a firefighter since I was a little kid,” Valdovinos said. “Basketball will help me, too, because being a basketball player, you have to be a team player. I just want to be part of a team because that’s where I work best at.” Teammate Derrick Thompson echoes Valdovinos’s thoughts. “He is one of the harder workers on the team,” Thompson said. “He can
shoot, he can jump and rebound. He’s the guy that I can always depend on.” Thompson and the rest of Mission Bay’s squad went without Valdovinos for several weeks this past season. An early season ankle sprain sidelined Valdovinos and he missed three weeks of playing time. Another three weeks was tacked on to get him back into playing shape. Valdovinos’s view from the bench made him realize the extent of his feelings toward basketball. “I was excited to come back,” Valdovinos said. “I had more of an appreciation for the game.” Coach Dennis Kane appreciated Valdovinos’s enhanced enthusiasm. “He was definitely a lot more motivat-
San Diego Rowing Club (SDRC) or ZLAC Rowing Club. ZLAC is the country’s oldest CONTINUED FROM Page 13 women’s rowing club, and SDRC is was 2001, received a full scholarship for both men and women. The East Coast offers a much different offer from colleges,” Shumaker said. If a high school student in San Diego approach. “Certainly you look at the Washingwishes to compete in the sport, they join
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ton, D.C., area and there are hundreds of high school programs,” Shumaker said. “In California, seriously, there’s really only a handful. And most of those high school programs are in the Bay Area. If you want to row and you are in high school in Southern California, it’s strictly for a club program.” Despite this, West Coast colleges have really stepped up to the oar. “I’d say it’s becoming an even mix at the collegiate level,” Shumaker said. “There’s been a tilt toward the West as far as the top crews are concerned with Cal and the University of Washington consistently succeeding at the National Championship, where as previously that was not the case. But there are more programs out Irving Valdovinos, a basketball player with a hot shooting hand at Mission Bay High, hopes PAUL HANSEN | Beach & Bay Press to pursue a career as a San Diego firefighter. here that are doing better.”
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Zombies and werewolves beware: Mystery Café Dinner Theatre cast is on your trail BY HILLARY SCHULER-JONES | BEACH & BAY PRESS Mystery Café kicked off its 20th season last month with “Night of the Laughing Dead,” an original stage production that boasts dancing zombies, frightening werewolves, ghoulish villains and plenty of opportunities for audience participation. The plot of the show centers on a film crew shooting the fictional movie “Werewolves and Zombies and Potatoes, Oh My!” The audience will be treated to the antics of an eccentric director, a creepy choreographer and a closing-number parody of Michael Jackson’s famous song “Thriller.” Up to 20 audience members are recruited each show to take on roles as part of the film crew or the movie cast, and the rest of the audience can participate by trying to solve the mystery as it unfolds. Producer Bud Godown, who bought Mystery Café five years ago, said the quality of the group’s production as well as its unique brand of humor sets the show apart from other dinner theater experiences. “A lot of dinner theaters nowadays are bang-bang, shoot-shoot, somebody’s dead — it gets a little boring,” Godown said. “We change with the seasons and we’re comedy. We’re Carol Burnette and ‘Saturday Night Live’ put into a dinner theater room.” The show takes place at the Imperial House restaurant at 505 Kalmia St., and a four-course dinner is included in the $59.50 ticket price. The actors pull double duty as the
The cast of Mystery Café Dinner Theatre performs an original stage production that involves up to 20 audience members who help solve the mystery as it unfolds. The actors are also the restaurant’s waiters and waitresses, giving guests a further opporCOURTESY PHOTO tunity to interact with the cast.
MYSTERY CAFE DINNER THEATRE Imperial House Restaurant · 505 Kalmia St. Fridays and Saturdays · Tickets: $59.50 (includes four-course meal) (619) 460-2200 www.mysterycafe.net restaurant’s waiters and waitresses before the show and during two intermissions, giving guests a further opportunity to interact with the cast. Gowdown said that “Night of the Laughing Dead” will run at Imperial House as long as there is demand for the show. He is currently work-
ing on logistics for Mystery Café’s summer show, which runs Wednesdays and Thursdays in July and August at the Bahia Hotel. He will also be expanding the Mystery Café business by opening a takeout sandwich shop in the theater’s box office in La Mesa this year.
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Thursday, March 18, 2010
Ska/reggae, a Harrison tribute and classic country MUSICcalendar BY BART MENDOZA | VILLAGE NEWS
Ska/reggae band Ease Up hosts a CD release show for its second EP, “If You Only Knew,” at the 710 Beach Club on March 23. Perhaps uniquely for a reggae band, Ease Up’s tunes are sung in both English and Spanish. A cut above the average beachfront reg-
Without a doubt, Rockola is one of the best classic rock cover bands in the U.S. today, but it’s when it stages one of its special theme shows that the band truly shines. On March 27, the band will perform its annual birthday tribute to George Harrison at Tango Del Rey with near note-perfect renditions of songs from throughout the late Beatles’ entire career. While there will be plenty of solo hits, such as “What Is Life?” and “Got My Mind Set On You,” in the set list, the biggest cheers this night will likely be for the evergreen tunes Harrison penned while still with the Fab Four, particularly 1969’s “Something,”
gae combo, its Ease Up’s up-tempo, ska-flavored originals that generate the most attention, providing plenty of opportunity for dance floor action. No matter the language, with reggae it’s the groove that counts and Ease Up delivers. Ease Up: Tuesday, March 23, 9 p.m. at the 710 Beach Club, 710 Garnet Ave. 21 and up. Cover TBD. http://www.myspace.com/easeup
Tribute to George Harrison: Saturday, March 27, 8 p.m. at Tango Del Rey, 3567 Del Rey St. All ages. $20. www.myspace.com/rockola.com Punk and bluegrass might sound like an odd combination of genres to mix, but throw in “roots music” and you have Pushin’ Rope, which performs at the Tiki House on March 27. With song titles like “Hell Bound Man” and “Ditch Diggers,” as well as a rough around the edges’ vibe, Pushin’ Rope sounds like a transplanted group from some roadhouse in the deep Rockola will perform a tribute to George Harrison on Saturday, March 27, 8 p.m. at Tango COURTESY PHOTO South. Acoustic based, complete with Del Rey. banjo, stand-up bass and fiddle, the
quintet mines a whiskey-soaked vein of Americana that’s both dark edged and compelling. Pushin’ Rope: Saturday, March 27, 9 p.m. at the Tiki House, 1152 Garnet Ave. Cover TBD. 21 and up. http://www.myspace.com/ipushrope There’s not much live country music in San Diego, but that’s not to say there aren’t talented musicians here. Case in point is Off the Wagon, which performs at Tio Leo’s on March 27. The six-piece band cites Merle Haggard and Bob Wills as influences and, indeed, this is classic country topped with pedal steel guitar and close harmonies. The band does include a few, crying in your beertype tunes in its repertoire, but the majority of the tunes fall squarely in the country swing field, making this band a favorite with listeners and dancers alike. Off the Wagon: Saturday, March 27, 9 p.m. at Tio Leo’s, 5302 Napa St. 21 and up. Cover TBD. www.myspace.com/offthewagonmusic Although 1970s British punk band The Stranglers never scored a hit in the U.S., as one of the key bands of the era, music fans continue to be drawn
Original Stranglers front man Hugh Cornwell will play Sunday, March 28, 8:30 p.m. at Brick COURTESY PHOTO by Brick, 1130 Buenos Ave.
to its music. A version of the Stranglers still tours today, but original front man Hugh Cornell, who appears at Brick by Brick on March 28, made his exit in 1990 after 16 years and most of the hits. Currently touring behind his 16th solo album, “Hooverdam,” Cornell isn’t shy about his past — recent shows have included complete airings of The Stranglers’ 1977 classic “Rattus Norvegicus,” neatly contrasting Cornell’s musical growth over the past 33 years. Hugh Cornwell: Sunday, March 28, 8:30 p.m. at Brick by Brick, 1130 Buenos Ave. 21 and up. $10. www.myspace.com/hughcornwell
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Clean, Quality Work!
• Residential / Commercial • Service / Repair - Panels • Custom Lighting / Spas Bonded & Insured • License #903497
by Cecilia Sanchez Family owned & operated 15 years experience. Office, residential & vacancy cleanings #1 vacation rental experts
Maid Service Trustworthy,reliable & detail oriented!
SPECIALIZING IN HARDWOOD FLOORS
FREE ESTIMATES! Call Valentina
References & Portfolio
GILBERT’S CONCRETE All Phases of Concrete Driveways · Patios · Sidewalks Insured · BBB Member www.gilbertsconcreteconstruction.com CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATE 619-253-8775 Lic. #786215
Custom Landscapes FREE Estimates Residential & Commercial Maintenance Landscape Lighting Drip Irrigation & Troubleshooting Tree Trimming & Wood Fences Drought Tolerant Landscapes
619 200-7663 LIC#808864
Re-Stucco Specialists Interior Plaster/Drywall Repairs All Work Guaranteed 30+ Years Experience Lic. # 694956
Repairs • Lath & Plaster Re-Stucco • Custom Work Clean • Reliable • Reasonable
D’arlex 619-846-2734 Cell 619-265-9294 Email: email@example.com
Guaranteed Quality Unbeatable Prices
Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring
• FINE PRUNING & THINNING • ARTISTIC TREE LACING • TREE & STUMP REMOVAL WWW.CROWNPOINTCLIPPERS.COM
(858) 270-1742 Fully licensed and insured. Lic# 723867
OFFICE (619) 609-6900 CELL (760) 213-0526
YOUR AD HERE! As low as $45/week! Call Steve 858.270.3103
Interior - Exterior Painting ® Personal Service ® Established 1980 Bonded, St. Lic. #538443
ED BOEHLER (619) 224-9713
“I don’t cut corners!”
RENT-A-HUSBAND Handyman with 20 years experience. Many Skills • Hourly or Bid
Prompt & Professional Insured
Ask for Bob 858-454-5922
Free Estimates BRUCE WALKER
(619) 224-6558 | Cell (619) 517-1445
25+ Cars Under $3,990
MARK or JASON 3196 MIDWAY DR. (619)224-0500
• Carpentry • Plumbing repairs • Windows & Doors Installation
CALL FOR PROMPT FREE ESTIMATE References Available
The Pool Service & Repair people you keep. 30 yrs in the neighborhood
(858) 277-7096 TOM RIVES
Cont. Lic# 445392
(Not a contractor)
–Bill HARPER PLUMBING & HEATING–
$58 first hour for repairs, fixture installation only (estimates given for additional services)
ProMow Weekly Mowing & Trimming & Honest. $ 15 & up Reliable Free Estimates
Call Scott (858) 652-0873
BBB Member since 1986 Self-Employed Lic #504044
A VETERAN HAULING Insured · Reliable
Best Prices & Free Estimates
10% Discount - Senior & Veteran
619-847-1535 Teco’s Gardening Tree Trimming Lawn Renovation New Plants & Design Whole Tree Removal Sprinkler Installation/Repair General Clean-Ups Stump Grinder Service Clean Palms & Trees We Also Do: Fencing, Floors, Stucco Repairs Concrete, Demolition, Brick & Block Walls Drywall, Painting, Roofing Plumbing, Drains Installed/Repaired General Hauling
Low Prices Free Estimates
(858) 503-5976 (858) 220-6184
You Call-We Haul! No Job Too Small! Evictions, cleanouts, construction debris, tree trimming, etc.
$795 FULL DETAIL SERVICES AVAILABLE
891 Turquoise St. mv
$100 OFF Any Full Service Wash Includes:
•windows (inside & out) • wash •vacuum • hand dry One Coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Expires: 04-30-10
10% Senior Discount PAINTING
VIDEO to DVD
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Lawn Care & Gardening
Retired gentleman, weekly, bi-monthly, residential & commerical. Low as $20 a visit. A gardener you
$$ Save up to 75% Labor! $$
can talk to!
Exterior only wash & wax Plus hand dry
100% HAND WASH
858-272-ROOF (7663) 619-224-ROOF (7663)
CA Lic. #925325
Scott Smith, has been serving the beach communities since 1979.
Hedges hauling • Reasonable Rates Free Estimates • References
CALL BILL 619-224-0586
Call A Veteran
Gardening Clean-up CONSTRUCTION
Quality, Realiable Pool Service & Repairs
Licensed & Insured Lic #638122
(858) 459-0959 cell: (858) 405-7484
THE TILE, MARBLE & GRANITE EXPERTS
No job too small!
Contact Corey Love
Weekly • Monthly • Special Occasions
30 years experience
/ Exterior • Custom Cabinet Finishing • Residential & Commercial • Wallpaper Removal • Stucco Repair • ”Popcorn” Ceiling Removal • Insured, Quality Workmanship
Over 20 years experience in San Diego
STRUCTURAL & DECORATIVE BRICK • BLOCK STONE • TILE CONCRETE DRAINAGE WATERPROOFING
Baylor’s Brush Painting
Only $35/hr. Master Carpenter w/ 25 years experience. Interior /exterior woodworking (ex-termite inspector) Quality design fence work wood /vinyl Professionally Installed windows & doors Drywall Install/Repair and finish work. Detail Quality Painting Light Electrial & Plumbing
CROWN POINT CLIPPERS, INC.
CLEAN - COURTEOUS - PROFESSIONAL
TILE & MARBLE
Ocean Home Services
Traditional Hardwood Flooring • REFINISHING • REPAIR • INSTALLATION
High Quality Home Improvement
Free estimates & excellent references
GMD COMPANY (619) 244-9380
HANDYMAN Free Estimates
TREE SERVICE HAULING & DEMOLITION
Insured Lic. # 934706
A Perfect Shine
Flips • Repos • Foreclosures Rentals • Customs
— We Do It All! — Lic #373027
Film 8mm & 16mm to DVD | Slides & Photos to DVD
Call for information TILE
D.K. TILE Repairs, re-grouts & installations of all ceramic tile & stone. All work done by owner.
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REAL ESTATE DIRECTORY · BEACH & BAY PRESS
THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010
CA DRE Broker's # 01312924 Karen Dodge CA DRE Broker's # 01312925 Mike Dodge
STUNNING! NEVER BEFORE IN BIRDROCK WATCH FOR THE BALLOON!
Serving Your Real Estate Needs # Since 1975 #
Sue Silva 858.229.1193
Karen: 619-379-1194 • Mike: 619-384-8538 E-mail: Karen-Mike@San.rr.com Web: www.karen-mike.com
Work with a Beach Specialist
HOP TO IT!
Pacific Beach New Condos Half Block to Ocean 3 Bedrooms/’3 Baths Solar Electricity Stainless Appliances Granite Counters Secured Parking
3947 Sequoia St., Pacific Beach
Open House Sat/Sun1–4 Brand new Tuscan-style contemporary single family home, almost 2,000 sf.3BR/4BA with penthouse room opening to large rooftop deck, 1 blk to Crown Point Shores with miles of sandy beaches and park areas to walk, sail, run, bike or sunbathe.
“I’LL COME TO YOUR RESCUE”
Kathy Evans 858.488.SELL Coastal Properties
(619) 977-4334 CELL (858) 490-6127 DIRECT
Buying? Selling? THINKBRIAN.BIZ
Pacific Beach 900 sf home or office on 6,250 sf lot zoned for mixed use. Potential to build 4 condos plus commercial in 92109! Perfect for owner/user. Use now, expand your business & build later. $665K
Brian J. Lewis 619-300-5032 DRE #01440201
REAL ESTATE 800
OPEN HOUSE directory
Condos For Sale
LA JOLLA Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-5pm Sat 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-5pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm
2458 Azure Coast Caminito Terviso 350 Fern Glen 5470 La Jolla Blvd. #303 475 Marine St. 2458 Azure Coast 553 Rosemont 303 Coast #1 6748 Tyrian 350 Fern Glen 6607 Avenida De Las Pescas 202 Coast Blvd. #11 1645 Copa de Oro 5470 La Jolla Blvd. #303 475 Marine St. 6502 Manana Pl 7964 Calle de la Plata 203 Rosemont St. Abalone Pl. 7210 Country Club Dr.
3BR/2.5BA 4BR/3BA 3BR/2BA 2BR/2BA 3BR/3BA 3BR/2.5BA 2BR/2BA 2BR/2BA 3BR/2BA 4BR/3BA 2BR/2.5BA 4BR/2.5BA 2BR/2BA 3BR/3BA 3BR/2.5BA 5BR/4BA 3BR/2.5BA 4BR/4.5BA 6BR/5.5BA
$849,000 $869,000 $1,425,000 $1,895,000 $2,150,000 $849,000 $900,000-$1,050,876 $1,129,000 $1,195,000 $1,425,000 $1,495,000 $1,595,000 $1,655,000-$1,755,000 $1,895,000 $2,150,000 $2,295,000 $2,499,000 $3,295,000 $3,495,000 $3,545,000
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Bernie Sosna Kathy Evans Valerie Zatt Ed Cabo Karen Hickman Kathy Evans Brenda Wyatt Valerie Zatt Valerie Zatt
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858-490-6127 858-488-7355 858-274-1553 619-894-2111 858-229-7773 858-488-7355 858-775-7333 858-274-1553 858-274-1553
KISSED BY BAY BREEZES! 3BR 2.5BA Newer Townhome w/ a roof deck with bay views engineered for a spa! Private 3 car side by side garage. Call Kathy 858-488SELL today! (858) 488-7355
Homes for Sale ***FREE FORECLOUSRE LISTINGS** Over 400,000 properties nationwide. Low down payment. Call now. 800-355-8119. *LUCKY CHARM!* Adorable 2BR Beach Cottage just 2 blks to Crown Point Shores. You’ll love the private back yard w/ above ground spa and tropical landscaping! Call Kathy 858-488-SELL today! (858) 488-7355 YOUR OWN POT OF GOLD!! Brand New! 3BR 4BA 1975sf Home w/ penthouse room that leads to a spacious bay view sky deck! OPEN HOUSE SAT/ SUN 1-4. Call Kathy 858488-SELL today! (858) 488-7355
For Sale or Exchange Water view home. Buy, or lease option, $1650K. 21,800 ft Kearny Mesa office building $4.350,000, 18 miles Baja oceanfront, need partner, Idaho Resort F & C $625,000, Try your sale, exchange ideas? Geo. Jonilonis, Rltr. 619 454 4151 20 ACRE RANCH FORECLOSURES. Near Booming El Paso, Texas. Was $16,900. Now $12,900. $0 Down, take over payments, $99/mo. Beautiful views, owner financing. Free map/pictures. 1-800-343-9444.
PACIFIC BEACH / MISSION BEACH / CROWN POINT Everyday 12-5pm 4151 Mission Blvd. Units 201-218
Sat 1-4pm Sat 10-2pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 10:30-1pm Sun 10-2pm
3947 3671 2036 5255 3947 5058 3445 3671
Sequoia Ocean Front Walk Garnet Ave. Edgeworth Sequoia Pendelton Bayside Walk Ocean Front Walk
3BR/3BA 3BR/4BA 8BR/8.5BA 2BR/2BA 4BR/2.5BA 3BR/4BA 5BR/3BA 3BR/3BA 8BR/8.5BA
$624,000-$945,000 $899,000 $13,478,000 $425,000 $875,000-$950,876 $899,000 $1,150,000 $1,495,000 $13,478,000
POINT LOMA / OCEAN BEACH Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm
3443 Sterne St. 4319 Del Mar Ave.
3BR/2BA 3BR/2BA w/ 1BR/1BA House
Marie Huff • 619-838-9400 Leslie Reynolds • 619-987-4156
SERVING S.D. SINCE 1967
INVESTMENT PROPERTY SPECIALISTS, SALES & EXCHANGES APARTMENTS • OFFICE BUILDINGS COMMERCIAL•LEASING•FEE COUNSELING • RESORT PROPERTIES ANYWHERE • REAL ESTATE PROBLEM SOLVING
GEORGE JONILONIS “The Estate Builder” 858-278-4040
3536 Ashford St., San Diego, CA 92111 in Clairemont. firstname.lastname@example.org Fax 760-431-4744
Crossword Puzzles Availible online!
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Filly Gaines • 858-699-6556
DEADLINE FOR THE OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY IS NOON ON TUESDAYS.
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