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North OB Gateway project boggs down because of contractor-search problem BY TONY DE GARATE | THE BEACON The North Ocean Beach Gateway project won’t be completed until this summer at the earliest because of difficulty locating a contractor to construct the second phase, city officials told members of the Ocean Beach Community Development Corporation during a regular OBCDC meeting Jan. 9. The news provoked exasperation and an extended tongue-lashing from some board members — and at least one wondered out loud if the rest of the project should be scrapped before its swelling budget threatens other projects in the community. The project’s first phase — a quarteracre, mini-park at the corner of Sunset Cliffs and West Point Loma boulevards — was completed two years ago this month at a cost of more than $845,000. A paved, wheelchair-accessible path was to sprout from the north side, meander along the property where Anthony’s Restaurant once stood and connect to

Visitors to the San Diego Sunroad Boat Show, which runs from Thursday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 26 on Harbor Island, can explore the boats exhibited on the docks. Photos by Nicole Sours Larson I The Beacon

Annual SD Boat Show to return to Sunroad Marina for 4-day shindig BY NICOLE SOURS LARSON | THE BEACON San Diego’s recent balmy weather offers a promising outlook for this year’s larger-than-ever San Diego Sunroad Boat Show, which showcases the newly upgraded marina, its slips and yacht center with six brokerages, located at 955 Harbor Island Drive on the east — or downtown end — of Harbor Island. The show runs from Thursday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 26, with hours from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The winter boat show, now in its

25th year and fifth year at Sunroad, provides visitors the opportunity to experience more than 130 sail and powerboats in every price range and size from trailerable 20-foot boats to yachts over 100 feet, said show manager Jim Behun, who doubles as the marina’s general manager. “There are more in-the-water boats than ever before, with a good balance between sail and power,” said Behun. “All the major sailboat lines, including some big catamarans, plus numerous powerboat lines, local boatyards and boating-related vendors, will be at the SEE BOATS, Page 7

Now that 2013 is in the rear-view mirror, community activists in Point Loma and Ocean Beach are looking forward to the new year and anticipating what 2014 may bring in terms of wish lists and more solid goals. Here are a few thoughts by prominent coastal residents who offered up their visions of what they’d like to see happen in the new year.

…. Nicole Burgess, a cycling advocate and activist who serves as secretary of the Peninsula Community Planning Board (PCPB), not unsurprisingly had her favorite mode of travel in mind when presenting her 2014 wish list when she said, “Let’s talk bikes: Ciclosdias in PB — March 9; Bike share coming to downtown and the Peninsula soon; BikeSD endorses David Alvarez; myself and many students will be on


Once-rebellious skateboarder, severely hurt in 2006 crash, discovers kinder, gentler life Artistic pursuit helped heal brain, made him ‘a nicer person’ BY MARSHA KAY SEFF | THE BEACON

This year’s San Diego Sunroad Boat Show show is larger than ever, featuring about 130 boats ranging from 20 to over 100 feet and over 100 vendors, most in a large tent adjacent to the in-the-water boat display.

Activists, community leaders espouse visions for 2014 BY DAVE SCHWAB | THE BEACON

Robb Field in the second phase. A year ago, the city put the second phase out to bid for an estimated cost of $150,000 and expected completion date of August 2013, documents show. Officials now seek a budget of $400,000, plus an additional $50,000 for contingencies, said Mark Nassar, deputy director of the city’s Public Works Department, Architectural Engineering and Parks Division. Board members also raised eyebrows when Nassar disclosed that, of the $200,000 budgeted for the project so far, $75,000 has been eaten up by “soft costs” to pay for staff time and a design firm consultant. “I’m extremely upset,” said board treasurer Dave Martin. “It makes no sense that we can’t get this done.” Nasser and Elif Cetin, the project’s senior civil engineer, tried to explain why the city has been spinning its wheels in frustration for the last year. They said that twice the city has failed

Nimitz (Boulevard) and Centraloma at 8 a.m. next week.” Burgess said she’d also like to see “opportunities to make our neighborhoods safer, more beautiful and more enjoyable. There’s an opportunity at OB Elementary to create an absolutely beautiful and more effective type of crosswalk rather than the current proposed one.” SEE VISIONS, Page 4

From self-described “skateboard punk” to accomplished artist, Kyle Bowen has steered through obstacles that could have brought his future to a screeching halt. He admits that, as a teenager, his life was all about skateboarding. “I wasn’t a great person — smoking, drinking and stealing,” Bowen said. Then, at 17, his skateboard collided with a parked car and the Point Loma native suffered severe head injuries. After the accident, he said he suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, easily influenced by “conspiracy theories,” with life becoming challenging, confusing and frightening. “It wasn’t a fun time,” he said. And his mother, a holistic practitioner, couldn’t account for Bowen’s drastic downward spiral until she finally heard about the accident from a friend of her son’s. Bowen admits he never

Kyle Bowen shows off some of his artistic work. Photo by Marsha Kay Seff I The Beacon

confided in his mother about the crash because he hadn’t been wearing the required helmet. Once she had the missing link to explain Bowen’s behavioral changes, thermal imaging of the brain revealed he has suffered extensive left-side brain SEE ARTIST, Page 5



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‘Lampposts’ book was a labor of love probing back into neighborhood’s history BY DAVE SCHWAB | THE BEACON

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The Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library has a new homegrown research work profiling the literary names of neighborhood streets. “Reading Between the Lampposts: The Literary Giants of Loma Portal” is a neighborhood community project edited

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streets of Loma Portal were named,” said co-author Fotinos Burrell. “We felt they [the literary authors] deserved to be studied if they were worthy of having a street named after them.” Lapic agreed. “This was really just kind of a community-service project,” she said. “It’s something we wanted to do because we love Loma Portal.” Located in a hilly area west of Rosecrans Street and north of Nimitz Boulevard overlooking San Diego Bay, Loma Portal — home to Point Loma High and several elementary schools — is also known throughout San Diego for its neighborhood holiday decorations on Garrison Street, and also for the James Edgar and Jean Jessop Hervey/Point Loma Branch Library, which opened in 2003. Major north-south Loma Portal roads are Rosecrans Street, Chatsworth Boulevard and Catalina Boulevard. Many of the east-west streets in alphabetical order are broken into several disconnected segments because of steep terrain. The name for the Loma Portal community-based book was derived from a local fixture. “One of the unique characteristics of this neighborhood is the lampposts in the middle of some of the major intersections,” said Lapic. One of the major challenges in compiling “Lampposts,” said Lapic, was determining which favorite person or people went with each street, which wasn’t entirely obvious in every instance. “Most of the [literary] authors were named on their popularity at the time,” said Burrell said Browning Street, for example, could have been named for either Elizabeth Barrett or Robert Browning, both poets in the early to midand late 1800s. Thus, both authors were covered in “Lampposts.” “Lampposts” was too big for one — or even two — people to do. “So we decided to make it a community project and invited 26 families from

A close-up of the cover of “Reading Between the Lampposts: The Literary Giants of Loma Portal.” Courtesy photo

the neighborhood to each research one author, preferably the author of the street they lived on,” said Burrell. Leigh Burdine, the Loma Portal neighbor who researched the Brownings, said she was glad to be included “in such a unique project about our neighborhood.” A 13-year resident of the neighborhood, Burdine had always wondered about “the significance of the alphabet literary-named streets.” “It was truly a pleasure to work alongside my neighbors and friends to contribute to such an interesting and varied piece of work,” Burdine said. “I thoroughly enjoyed learning not only about my own street name’s significance, but also about all the other wellknown and less-known literary figures. It was also interesting to learn more about the history of our special neighborhood. I now have even more fondness for Loma Portal, as I drive around and recall tidbits about each author/poet.” Burdine said she learned a lot — and gained a lot of appreciation — for both Brownings due to her research. “Through this project, I have a much deeper appreciation for Elizabeth in particular,” she said. “She was a strong, successful woman of the 19th century, who

cared greatly about social issues and human rights — and she was more famous than her husband when they met. Their true-life courtship and marriage is one of the most famous love stories in English literature.” Debra Cota, another Loma Portal neighbor who worked on “Lampposts,” said the street name author she profiled was special, too. “I enjoyed the process of researching Charles Kingsley,” said Cota. “He was a visionary, a complex individual confident and unwavering in his beliefs and actions, even when they were controversial. He made a significant impact on the social conditions in England during the mid-1800s … His commitment to exposing the social injustices of the period is similar to other English novelists … Kingsley’s audience was widespread, reaching children and adults alike, addressing various topics, including religion, science, social conditions, history and even romance.” Back to the brainstorm team, Lapic said the book project was done quickly. “We came up with the idea in February 2013 and wanted it to be done before baseball season after February because we knew a lot of families had kids and wouldn’t be able to work on it after that,” she said. “Everyone met our deadline.” Is “Lampposts” a prototypical work that can be used as a model for other communities? “Absolutely,” proclaimed both Burrell and Lapic. “We’d love to help others do the same thing in their own neighborhoods.” The pair said they’ve been making the rounds of local historical societies and other community-oriented groups talking about their book-compiling experience. “It was a lot of work,” said Lapic. Burrell added, “But it was so much fun.” A copy of the book is available at the Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library at 3701 Voltaire St. and at the San Diego History Museum Library in Balboa Park. “Lampposts” costs $20 and is available at or by emailing

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NEWS joined with San Diego lifeguards to recover the victim’s body. Police are investigating to locate exactly where the victim was standing on the cliff, while the Medical Examiner’s Office works to determine the exact cause of death. — Scott Hopkins

Sewage spill closes Spanish Landing Beach

A 25-year-old Santa Rosa woman died Jan. 12 when she apparently fell from Sunset Cliffs here near Ladera Street while taking a twilight photograph with her sister, who lives in San Photo by Mike McCarthy I The Beacon Diego.

QUICKHITS Misstep plunges woman, 25, to death at cliffs An evening outing to Sunset Cliffs by two sisters on Jan. 12 to enjoy an idyllic twilight view turned deadly when one of the women fell to her death. San Diego police reported the 25-yearold victim, visiting from Santa Rosa, was apparently posing for a photo as she stood atop the cliffs at dusk. She reportedly lost her footing and fell 40 feet on to rocks below. The incident took place on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard near Ladera Street,


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list. “We draw down our aquifers with no thought of refilling them,” he said. “We CONTINUED FROM Page 1 don’t harvest our rainfall, but sluice it to Regarding the media, Burgess said, the ocean. We import our water, largely “On a broader idea, I always like opinion use it once, pollute it, sort of clean it up pages and short stories on individu- and pump it to the ocean. We have creals/groups that are making a positive ated a freshwater spring at the end of contribution to their neighborhoods.” Point Loma supported by an underwater …. stream, aka, our sewer system. That Norm Allenby, one of Burgess’s col- spring discharges 150 million gallons of leagues on the Peninsula Community water a day, close to the amount of Planning Board and a retired civil trial water we import daily.” lawyer, was thinking about the environBetter yet, said Allenby, “We can ment when formulating his 2014 wish retain that water, cleanse it and reuse it

An estimated 100-gallon sewage spill forced the temporary closure of Spanish Landing Beach on North Harbor Drive on Jan. 7, according to county health department officials. The spill reportedly occurred when a small diameter, pressurized sewer lateral became blocked, causing sewage to flow down the beach into San Diego Bay. Health officials said the sewage spill was stopped shortly after it was discovered by crews which were already working at the spill site on other projects. A portion of the 100-gallon spill absorbed into the beach sand and was quickly excavated and removed from the site, said officials. Signs warning of sewage contamination were posted along the Spanish Landing beachline and remained in place until samples could confirm the water was not impacted. For updates on beach closure information, visit the beach water quality mobile web application at, or call the 24-hour hotline at (619) 338-2073.

Peninsula planners seek candidates for board Peninsula residents who want to get more involved in the governance of their neighborhoods are being invited to run for the local planning board. The Peninsula Community Planning Board (PCPB) will hold an election in March to fill five board positions that will become open. To be eligible, aspiring board members must be at least 18 years of age, live in or own a business within the PCPB boundaries, be able to commit to a three-year term (shorter for unexpired terms) and have attended at least one regular meeting within the last 12 months (attending the candidates’ forum qualifies for this requirement). The candidates’ forum is Thursday, March 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The election is scheduled for Thursday, March 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. Candidate applications can be downloaded from the PCPB website at Email applications to The Peninsula Community Planning Board is a community planning group citizen organization that advises the city on land use-based community goals and development proposals. The PCPB meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library, located at 3701 Voltaire St. Various subcommittees

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Silver Gate school to host concert cruise fundraiser Silver Gate Elementary School will host its first concert cruise fundraiser on Feb. 6 to raise funds for the school’s new literacy lab. The live, local-music cruise, benefiting the Friends of Silver Gate Foundation, will be held on Flagship Cruises’ yacht “California Spirit.” The new literacy lab will provide extra language arts instruction with a focus on the new common core state standards to all grade levels. “We hope to bring together more than just Silver Gate parents,” said Wendy Engel, the Silver Gate Elementary parent coordinating the event. “We’re hoping to bring together lots of friends from all over San Diego to enjoy an elegant, relaxed yet fun night out.” The floating concert gives guests the chance to view the San Diego city skyline from the water while dancing to great local music and enjoying food and drinks. A limited number of tickets are available for $60 per person, which includes one complimentary glass of champagne, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert and a commemorative photoSEE BRIEFS, Page 5


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graph during a three-hour tour of the bay on Flagship Cruises’ luxury yacht. Boarding starts at 5:30 p.m. The ship departs at 6 p.m. and returns to the docks at 9 p.m. The evening opens with local musician Marcela Mendez, known for her role as lead singer of San Diego’s popular pop/rock cover band HoneyRock. Mendez’s acoustic music has been turning ears for several years with her soaring vocals and spicy personality. The local band Last Call, formerly The Weener Pigs, will get the dancing started with ’70s rock ’n’ roll. The band features Adam Harris, a Silver Gate Elementary dad on lead vocals and local Seaside Dentistry dentist Jim Jones on drums. Heather Jones and Silver Gate mom Erika Dale provide backup vocals. To purchase tickets, drop by or call the Silver Gate School Office at (619) 2221139 or email Silver Gate Elementary School is located at 1499 Venice Street in Point Loma. For more information, visit


to secure a contractor through the traditional bidding process. Only one company responded and the bid was rejected for failing to comply with requirements triggered by the acceptance of funds from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development — despite a pre-bid meeting to educate the company on bidding requirements, Cetin said. The city’s plan B was to scrap the bidding process and award the project to a company that works on sidewalks for the city under an existing arrangement known as a job-order contract. The company has expressed reluctance to take on the job, however, because it would have to pay too much to its subcontractors, Nassar said. The company has also asked to be paid $275,000, Nassar said — well above the $190,000 figure the city had in mind, according to budget documents. If an agreement with the job-order contractor is beyond reach, the next option would be to use a restricted-bidder process among a list of pre-qualified companies. Budgetwise, it’s the least predictable of the three options, Nassar said. Next month, Nassar said he will ask the City Council to approve $250,000 in addi-

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The La Playa Trail Association will host another in a series of informative programs to share the history of the Point Loma area with residents on Jan. 21. Gabe Selak, public programs manager at the San Diego History Center, will take guests on a meandering journey to explore one of the busiest roadways in San Diego’s past. From the Kumeyaay Indians to military commanders and from steel magnates to merchants, the La Playa Trail has played a crucial role in the development of the region and continues to open up new avenues to the community’s collective past. The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program at 6 p.m. Suggested donations are $10 at the door. The mission of the La Playa Trail Association is to preserve, restore, enhance, promote, commemorate and educate the public about the La Playa Trail and the associated historic sites located between Ballast Point and the north side of Presidio Park. Planning meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. at US Bank on Rosecrans Street. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit

damage. Bowen credits his mother’s holistic medicine, as well as a birthday paint set — and a copy of Carl Jung’s “Man and His Symbols” given to him by his grandmother — for starting the healing process. “Art has always been fun for me,” Bowen said. “But after I had a traumatic brain injury, I began using art as a form of therapy to heal my brain.” Along his path to healing, he became a student and volunteer at ARTS-A Reason To Survive in National City. The nonprofit uses innovative arts-based programs to heal, inspire and empower children facing everything from mental, emotional and behavioral challenges to chronic or terminal diseases. The center includes a music room, media-arts lab, performance space and ceramics, printmaking and mixed media and painting studios, and a gallery to showcase and sell the students’ work. According to the group’s mission statement, “We use all forms of art as a vehicle to create positive, long-lasting change and transformation in children and youth

tional funds for the project, $100,000 of which would come from developer impact fees. Martin said this would double the amount of such fees in the budget and developers could balk at the idea of the fees used for current projects instead of future needs. “This is going to cause other projects in our community to suffer,” Martin said. Nassar said costs and timelines have been difficult to predict because any changes in conditions become magnified in projects this small. Martin also expressed frustration because the site has been overrun with weeds. He said he has been told the city’s Park and Recreation Department won’t take on maintenance duties while the project is unfinished. “We have to go out and tell the community we’re pouring so much money into something that looks terrible,” Martin said.


The project, also known as the Ocean Beach Entryway Plan, was started in 1997 with the hiring of a consultant to develop a master plan, according to the OBCDC website. The goal, it states, was to develop an entryway on the north end of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard that “would respect the sense of place, identity and diversity of the Ocean Beach Community.” “We’re getting into an absurd timeline,” said board president Tom Perrotti. “But that’s the bureaucracy we’re emcumbered with.” Study direction was provided by a committee composed of key individuals from the Ocean Beach Community Development Corporation, the Ocean Beach Town Council, Ocean Beach Planning Group and the Voltaire Street Merchants. Public meetings were conducted in September 1997 and January 1998 to solicit input and direction on design options.

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PLHS stadium expansion, lighting raises concerns for neighbors on various levels The plan to significantly expand the size, capacity and frequency of use of the Point Loma High School stadium on the school’s already overcrowded campus has generated a lot of discussion in our community over the past few months. You can’t miss the hundreds of “Save Our Neighborhood” signs planted in the yards of those who oppose the project. I have one in front of my house. Why? Is it because the banks of 20-plus high-intensity lights installed atop each of the six 90-foot metal poles will shine on to my property and into my home? No. While that will be the result for many of my neighbors and isn’t a fair imposition on them, I live far enough away that those lights won’t affect me like that. But, just like anyone who lives in our community or whose view includes the sky above PLHS, I’ll be well aware of their presence. Whether by the indelible stain on our nighttime vistas their telltale glare and glow will leave, or the alwaysflashing red strobe lights on top of each pole hoping to warn passing aircraft of the danger they present, you will too. Is it because increasing by 500 people the seating capacity of a stadium for which there is already virtually no parking will result in even more cars illegally parked in front of my house or blocking my driveway, with litter and graffiti left behind for me to deal with? Again, no. My neighbors who live closer to the campus will have to fight those battles, and that isn’t fair either. They fight those battles every time the stadium is used for an event attracting large crowds. Ironically, most of these events aren’t even school events; they’re sponsored by groups or organizations not affiliated with PLHS or its student-athletes. Instead, the school district rents the field to these groups for money and keeps the revenues for itself — precious little, if any, retained for our local school programs. But even if you don’t live near the campus, you’ll experience the impact of this unnecessary expansion as hundreds more cars and buses clog our community’s already overburdened and narrow streets and fur-

ther pollute our air. You’ve probably experienced Rosecrans Street on a weekday afternoon or Sunday. Imagine that on Chatsworth Boulevard, Voltaire Street and Nimitz Boulevard every evening and weekend. Is it because I don’t support Pointer athletics and don’t want them to succeed or have adequate facilities? No. Like many who oppose this project, I’m a proud Pointer and a former student-athlete. Many fellow opponents have children who attend, will attend or have attended PLHS. We want the best for Point Loma High sports. But further taxing an already overused facility isn’t the solution to their needs. And, just for the record, I and many of the school’s neighbors fully support the annual Homecoming night game tradition. We had nothing to do with the decision to reschedule this year’s game to the afternoon. So don’t be fooled. This stadium expansion isn’t really about practice times and Friday night football. It isn’t really about students or Pointer pride. What it’s really about is, plain and simple, money. The school district wants to fill its general fund coffers through the daily-use commercialization of a stadium that is already and will always be inadequate to the task and do so at the expense of our community. If the school district was genuinely serious about improving the conditions for our studentathletes, they would put all their focus on the well-conceived and broadly supported plan already underway to create a lighted community sports complex on underutilized land at Correia Middle School. That plan makes sense. The PLHS Stadium expansion doesn’t. No, I’m not some old cranky NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) who opposes the planned expansion and commercialization of the PLHS stadium out of blind self-interest. I oppose it because it’s the wrong plan, in the wrong place for the wrong reasons. Even if you don’t live in the immediate proximity of the campus, for all the reasons I do, you should oppose it too.

David L. Dick Point Loma

Writer questions stadium development coverage As a new member of the Point Loma community and parent of young children who may one day attend Point Loma High School, I have been surprised to see the extensive effort put into pushing stadium lighting at the Point Loma High School stadium by the San Diego Unified School District and, seemingly, also by journalists at the Beacon. Parents and others claim that these “upgrades” are for the students, but to me, this argument is only valid if students’ futures somehow hinge on their ability to play sports or an instrument when it’s dark outside. Frankly, I don’t buy it and I’m shocked at the number of parents and other lights supporters who do. It’s clear to me that installation of stadium lights benefits the SDUSD more than it does the students due to the Civic Center Act, which allows outside organizations to rent school

buildings and grounds. The SDUSD collects usage fees for the nonschool use of school property, which goes back to the SDUSD coffers for their use, not directly back to PLHS. This information is publicly available, yet the Beacon has conveniently failed to educate their readership about it. Why is that?

Diana Newhart Loma Portal — Editor’s note: The Beacon has not, and will not, take an editorial position on the proposed permanent stadium lighting at PLHS and, in the interest of balance, has quoted sources in previous stories stating the money derived from possible stadium redevelopment may not necessarily return to the school.

School district doesn’t have grasp stadium lighting, PLHS site master plan I keep reading about the proposed permanent stadium lights at Point Loma High School and the site master plan for the high school. Now, the environmental impact report is being delayed for the lights and the last meeting of the site master plan has been delayed. It seems to me that the school district doesn’t have a grasp on these two projects — which should be combined into one project anyway if they want to do it right. It would be better for the community if we were able to analyze the

full vision for the high school, lights, parking, buildings and layout all at once instead of doing it piecemeal. This whole process lacks cohesion and is just another example of the left hand of government acting independently of the right hand of government and wasting taxpayer dollars on multiple processes.

Robert Peters Point Loma

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR CVS not a good fit to take over old Apple Tree Market site

the OB Quick Stop and Newport Quick Stop, might be distracted by [CVS’s] amazing offers. [But] won’t they be competing directHappy to hear that the CVS corporation, ly with your ability to sell alcohol? the largest pharmacy chain in the U.S., is I think we should demand a supermarket. going to set up shop here in Ocean Beach. That is what we want. The fact that [CVS] Good to know they will bringing a bunch of will “evaluate the feasibility” of selling a minimum wage, dead-end jobs with no bene- limited amount of fruits and vegetables is fits or future. another clue as to its sense of community. Since they won’t be able to live in Ocean As far as the police go, they will have a Beach, [employees] will probably be taking hard enough job without having to deal their nice paycheck to Vista or Escondido to with more drunks and hassles from CVS sellenjoy themselves. The revenue will go to ing alcohol, its primary focus. Not to men[CVS] offices in the tax haven of Delaware tion CVS charges more for everything. Go to and the profits to some swell shareholders in Rite Aid and CVS and compare. Rhode Island. One other thing, three CVS stores to one Hopefully, they will be given some nice tax Rite Aid is not competitive. It’s monopolizbreaks by the city so they can help us stimuing. Why the push for this so-called “comlate the local economy. munity benefits package” that [Gretchen I’m glad I will now have the choice to buy Kinney] Newsom, president of the Ocean low-quality, non-perishable junk food, plastic Beach Town Council, brought before the Chinese goods and marked-up toiletries either Ocean Beach Town Council? Was this at Rite Aid or CVS. offered to Rite Aid? It’s no wonder why they Also, CVS really needs money to make up would be less-than-enthusiastic to particifor the $117 million they have had to pay in pate in this civic charade. settlements and fines over the past few years. Let’s not overlook the real problem there So it’s like a win-win. Hooray! — the landlord who raised the rent so they could force out Apple Tree Market. That is Duke Forrester the real scourge. They deserve everything Ocean Beach they don’t get from that store sitting vacant. Until a grocery store moves back in, I hope that lot dies a slow and agonizing death. If Writer disturbed CVS gets the Town Council and OB MainStreet Assonod for alcohol permit ciation have any sense of community, they To say that I was surprised that the Ocean will lobby for a supermarket at the site Beach Planning Board was in support of CVS [4949 Santa Monica Ave.] because CVS is is an understatement. Horrified would be not the best tenant we’re going to get. more appropriate. Even more appalling is the Steve Taylor Ocean Beach Town Council and the Ocean Ocean Beach Beach MainStreet Association negotiating with CVS representatives. Wouldn’t the fact that CVS’s decision on Orange netting at OB holiday whether or not it can sell alcohol give some indication of its “participation in the commu- parade tacky, hazardous I have been a local at the Ocean Beach nity?” And, isn’t this the same Ocean Beach parade with my kids, now grandkids, since MainStreet Association that is always com1986. We love the parade and all its tradiplaining about the drunks harassing the tions. However, the orange net fencing was shoppers and urinating in the storefronts? awful. It was only in the last block — so if The pledge CVS makes fallson a deaf ear. We already have two CVS stores within a 3- this was for a safety/security issue, it failed miserably. mile radius. How much more alcohol do Kids were risking injury trying to reach they need to sell? Refreshing that a corporathe candy thrown at them. It was a waste of tion wants to be a member of our commuour money and honestly, Security Elite (are nity? Isn’t that the very thing we’ve been you kidding me?). That guy was the grouchfighting to keep out of our community? iest man alive — not the least bit interested The best tenant we’re going to get. Realin the Christmas spirit. Take down the netly? What would they have offered that was ting and let’s get back to sitting on the curb so amazing?, according to [tax attorney] for crying out loud — it’s only the OB Ronson Shamoun. Christmas Parade. Develop a process to allow local vendors to sell their wares? Be serious. We have the Jeri Gonzales farmers market, the street fair … but that’s a Ocean Beach whole other topic. Mr. Shamoun, who owns

NEWS Rains to headline seminars at boat show with talks on commuter cruising from U.S., Mexico


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VOLLEYBALL TEAM WRAPS UP HISTORIC YEAR It is a rare occasion when any team can conclude its season as a national champion, but that is exactly what the Point Loma volleyball team proudly exclaimed as the players ran through the streets of Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The Sea Lions capped off a surprising and hard-fought season last week by capturing the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Championship in Kissimmee, Fla. Alyssa Dwyer was named most valuable player of the championship tournament after averaging 4.05 in the six matches for the Sea Lions. She was joined on the All-Tournament Team by outside hitter Heather Leavitt and setter Savannah Wedemeyer, who was also named the NCCAA Player of the Year. This was the end of a long list of accolades earned by the Point Loma volleyball student-athletes this fall. PLNU led the PacWest in All-Conference selections with four. Dwyer, Leavitt and Kelli LeClair were all named to the AllPacWest First Team, while Wedemeyer picked up second team honors. As a team, Point Loma also had one of the best records in the history of the school. The Sea Lions went 30-7 on the season, to post just the third 30-plus win season in the history of the school. PLNU went 16-4 in league play to finish in sole possession of second place in the PacWest standings, in just its second year in the league. PLNU would go on to win the NCCAA West Regional and earn the No.1 seed at the NCCAA Championships. It lived up to its No. 1 ranking by winning all six matches to bring the title back to Point Loma.

Point Loma High School athletic director John Murphy found a nice surprise in his campus mailbox when he returned to school after the two-week winter break. Murphy learned he will receive the Norm MacKenzie Award from the California State Athletic Directors Association (CSADA). The award is given to an athletic director in each of the association’s 10 state sections who have demonstrated outstanding work and dedication during their first four years in the position. The San Diego section includes all of San Diego and Imperial JOHN MURPHY Counties. Murphy will receive the award April 12 at the CSADA’s annual banquet at the Town & Country Resort in Mission Valley. The presentation is part of the group’s yearly conference there April 10-13. “I’m honored to receive this recognition from CSADA,” said Murphy. “I have tried to carry on the tradition of excellence at PLHS established by Coach Bennie Edens years ago. But this award is only due to the hard work of our incredible coaches, teachers, support staff, administrators, parents and alumni. We are truly a team at Point Loma.” Murphy coaches the girls’ varsity soccer team and is an advisor to the Pointer surf team. Overseeing a slate of 71 teams totaling over 800 students in 19 different sports, Murphy has earned respect from school administrators, coaches and parents by

SCOTT NAMED ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH FOR VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM Coming off an NCCAA Championship and with the Point Loma volleyball program continuing to take strides forward, PLNU athletic director Ethan Hamilton took steps to ensure there would be future stability on the coaching staff as he promoted Jonathan Scott to the role of associate head coach. “We have been blessed with an amazing women’s volleyball staff and are pleased to announce Jon Scott as our new associate head coach,” said Hamilton. “He has been an integral part in our success and I am eager to see this program grow under the continuity of [head coach] Sarah Gustin’s and Jon’s leadership.” Scott has been with the PLNU volleyball program in each of Gustin’s three seasons. Scott and Gustin work closely together in all coaching duties, with Scott also specializing in scouting, strategy and training. This season he helped lead the Sea Lions to a 30-7 record and the NCCAA National Championship. Along the way, PLNU went 16-4 and finished second in the Pacific West Conference standings, which included an 11-match winning streak to open conference play. “The longer you can have the same people leading, the better it is for any program,” Gustin said. “Jonathan has been very loyal to me as a head coach, to this program and this university. He has earned this promotion. He does so much more than a normal assistant and this needed to happen for us to honor him and for others to know how valuable he is to this program.”

The Point Loma Nazarene University women’s volleyball team captured the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Championship last week in Kissimmee, Fla. Courtesy photo

BOORMAN NAMED PacWest DEFENDER OF THE WEEK Point Loma senior forward Abby Boorman has been selected as the Pacific West Conference Women’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 30-Jan. 5. Boorman (Reno, Nev.) turned in an all-around effort against Holy Names with a career-high 15 rebounds, 12 points, six blocks and four assists. Her defensive effort helped the Sea Lions hold the Hawks to just a 33.8 percent shooting and outrebounded HNU by plus-16 (58-42). That was the Sea Lions’ best rebounding effort of the season. Boorman led all PacWest players in rebounds and blocks for the week. Boorman leads all PacWest studentathletes with 2.7 blocks per game. She also ranks 14th in the league in rebounding (6.7) and leads Point Loma

with a .459 field-goal percentage. SOCCERS PLACE SIX ON ALL-PacWest TEAM The Point Loma men’s and women’s soccer teams each placed three studentathletes on the 2013 All-PacWest Team. Daniel ten Bosch, Nico Tagaloa and Tyler Allen each represented the men’s team, while Claire Mathews, Jessica Van Loo and Leah Porter were the selections on the women’s side. Ten Bosch led the PacWest in assists with 11. Tagaloa had four goals and one assist as a freshman midfielder. Allen recorded a goal and two assists while helping PLNU post five shutouts as a defender. For the women, Mathews led the team with five assists. Porter was second with four assists and Van Loo was third on the team with four goals.

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making sure limited athletic funds are distributed to all sports, including the school’s underfunded sports that receive no school district funds. Among improvements during Murphy’s tenure are the conversion of a littleused portion of the girls’ locker room to a team room for three girls’ sports, construction of a new weight room, establishment of parent-booster groups for almost all sports, overseeing efforts to fund qualified athletic trainers at all practices and games and the Correia Middle School Field Project that would convert a large, unsightly area of the middle school’s property into a state-of-the-art athletic complex for use by both students and community groups. “I’ve been fortunate to have the support of both [former principal] Bobbie Samilson and [current principal] Hans Becker,” Murphy said. “My goal is to give every student-athlete at PLHS the best possible equipment, facilities and opportunities for success.” Doing that involves long hours for Murphy, who arrives early to begin his school day at 6:30 a.m., when he coaches the school’s surf physical education class at Ocean Beach. By the time his official duties end, it is often no earlier than 8 p.m. Murphy has taught several classes, answered numerous phone calls and emails, in addition to checking up on the classroom work and citizenship of his 800-plus athletes. Despite the challenges, Murphy always sports a smile for staff members and parents. Pointer students greet him warmly whenever their paths cross. “I’m so blessed to be doing something I love,” Murphy said. Murphy lives in Point Loma with his wife, Irma. They have two adult daughters.




Public memorial set for fan favorite Jerry Coleman BY SCOTT HOPKINS | THE BEACON On a day when the San Diego Chargers thrilled local fans with a wild-card playoff victory against the Cincinnati Bengals, it was the death of a local broadcasting icon that turned cheers to tears on Jan. 5. San Diegans and people across the country learned that Jerry Coleman, a decorated baseball player, war hero and broadcaster, had passed away at Scripps Memorial Hospital. Coleman, considered a local treasure by a heavily military town, was born Sept. 14, 1924 in San Jose and died at the age of 89. He suffered from head injuries in a December fall at his La Jolla home in addition to pneumonia. Local baseball fans knew Coleman as the voice of the San Diego Padres since 1972, interrupted for only one season when he became the on-field manager of the team in 1980. His occasional verbal malaprops, which became known as “Colemanisms” further endeared him to regular listeners. A favorite of fans was when Coleman made the call as former Padre Dave Winfield chased a long fly ball to center field. “Winfield hit his head against the wall, and it’s rolling toward the infield!” Coleman, ever humble about his many accomplishments, endeared himself to countless people across the United States for his service as a U.S. Marine Corps pilot. He delayed his debut as a professional baseball player to serve in World War II and then left the New York Yankees to serve in the Korean War, flying 120 total career missions, receiving two Distinguished Flying Crosses and 13 Air Medals and three Navy Citations. A member of the U.S. Marine Corps

Sports Hall of Fame, Coleman is the only major league baseball player in history to see combat in two wars. A vintage F4U Corsair fighter-bomber in the markings of Coleman’s plane during the Korean conflict and an SBD Dauntless dive bomber like the one he flew in World War II are on display at the San Diego Air & Space Museum, where he was named to the Hall of Fame in 2011. His military service earned him the nickname “The Colonel,” after he achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. In interviews, Coleman fondly recalled his military service as the greatest time of his life. “Your country is bigger than baseball,” he said. Coleman’s major league playing career with the Yankees began as a second baseman in 1949 when he hit .275 and was named Associated Press Rookie of the Year. He made the American League All-Star team in 1950 before being named Most Valuable Player in that season’s World Series on a team that included Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto and Johnny Mize. In his final season in 1957, Coleman batted .364 in the World Series against the Milwaukee Braves. He appeared in six World Series, earning four championship rings. A meeting with legendary sportscaster Howard Cosell convinced Coleman to enter broadcasting and he began in 1960 with CBS television. Eventually, after two seasons with the California Angels, Coleman was named lead radio announcer for the Padres. His signature phrases were “Oh, Doctor!” following an amazing on-field event and “You can hang a star on that,

baby!” when an assistant would swing a large gold star hanging from a stick out the window of the stadium’s broadcast booth to the cheers of fans. Coleman was given the Ford C. Frick Award of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005 and entered the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2007. He co-authored an autobiography, “An American Journey: My Life on the Field, In the Air and On the Air” in 2008 with New York Times writer Richard Goldstein. Coleman also left indelible impressions on the communities in San Diego, especially La Jolla. He and his family had a long and enduring relationship with The Bishop’s School, where the health and fitness room is named The Coleman Family Health and Fitness Center and where annually, the Jerry Coleman Athletic Leadership Award is given to a captain of a Bishop’s upper school athletic team, often presented to the student by Coleman himself. A free public memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 18 at Petco Park. Special guests from throughout his lifetime will be featured speakers. The gates open at 9:30 a.m. for fans to enter through the East Village entrance on 10th Avenue, or the Park Boulevard gate. Free parking will be available on Imperial Avenue at the Parcel C and Tailgate lots, as well as the Padres Parkade garage at 10th Avenue and J Street. The Coleman family suggests donations to the Semper Fi Fund (, a nonprofit organization that provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. military and their families. — Dave Schwab contributed


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-- Fiesta de Reyes Celebrates ‘Fiesta de Cinco’ With Special Offers All Month Long -Fiesta de Reyes is celebrating its fifth year of being in business with a month full of special offers and discounts for its customers. Located in the northeast corner of the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Fiesta de Reyes includes two authentic Mexican restaurants, Casa de Reyes and Barra Barra Saloon, and 19 locally owned shops. The dining and shopping plaza pays tribute to early California with festive live Mexican music and folklorico dancing. “Over the past five years, Fiesta de Reyes has seen a dramatic turnaround into a profitable anchor establishment in Old Town with unprecedented popularity among tourists and locals alike – having built a loyal following within both groups,” said Proprietor Chuck Ross. “We want to use the entire month to honor and appreciate our loyal fans and customers.”

Dubbed Fiesta de Cinco, specials will be offered throughout the month at the two Fiesta de Reyes restaurants. Customers will also have the opportunity to win gift certificates to the restaurants on the Fiesta de Reyes Facebook page every Friday. During the month, customers will get to take advantage of discounted menu items and specially priced drinks: Jan. 6 to 11 – Half-priced appetizers with the purchase of two entrees and $3 specialty draft beer Jan. 13 to 18 – Free guacamole with purchase of two entrees and half-priced large house margarita (limit two per person) Jan. 20 to 25 – Any two-item combination platter for $10 and $5 sangria specials Jan. 27 to 31 – $10 sizzling fajita platters and $3 wine by the glass On each Sunday of the month, special giveaways will be offered at both restaurants: Sunday, Jan. 12 & Jan. 19 – Free churros for every table (limit one per table)

Sunday, Jan. 26 – Buy one entrée; get one free with online coupon Proprietor Chuck Ross was awarded the Fiesta de Reyes concession in January 2009 and celebrated the grand opening on Cinco de Mayo that same year. In July 2013, the concession expanded to include the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant, a 10-room boutique hotel with an Americana grill featuring selections from the ranch, ocean and farm. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Hosts Blessing of the Animals Old Town San Diego State Historic Park will host Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Jan. 19, from noon to 3 p.m. The main event will be the pet blessing between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Historically, this event has been happening for more than 300 years. In San Diego, the annual Benediction of the Beasts celebrates St. Anthony of the Desert, the Patron Saint of Animals. Activities for both

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11 Israeli guitarist finds breath of fresh air with band Todo Mundo, local music scene BY BART MENDOZA | THE BEACON San Diego’s pop cultural reputation continues to grow by leaps and bounds. The word is not only being spread by musicians and artists who live here, but by musicians who pass through on tour. Oftentimes, a visit leads to a relocation. Such is the case with Israeli guitarist Meir Shitrit. Now an Ocean Beach local and a member of the award-winning world music group Todo Mundo, Shitrit was already a successful musician in his home country, coming to the area to expand his musical horizons. “My first time in San Diego was kind of coincidence,” he said. “It was seven years ago, back at the time I was playing with a famous singer in Israel named Micha Biton. He was invited to play a couple concerts here in San Diego for the Jewish community and, luckily, I was part of the band which toured with him.” Shitrit returned to San Diego during 2012. “I arrived in San Diego again in order to stay and find more music opportunities,” he said. “I loved the vibe, the colors but mainly the beautiful people who live here.” Although he had been here before, Shitrit experienced some culture shock on his second arrival. “The vibe here is different from Israel on every level,” he said. “Back In Israel, I used to play with many famous artists and in big productions, but it was so intense and sometimes less fun. Here, it’s more about the true connection to the music. It doesn’t make music less important if you enjoy this creativity and have a smile on your face while you play.” His perspective on San Diego’s music scene is refreshing. “The music scene in Israel is really tough because although it is a small place, there are so many great musicians all over the place,” Shitrit said. “So, you develop a lot and absorb a lot from each other, but there is big competition on every free slot in the music business. Here, the place is huge and it seems like there is room for everyone. Not like in Israel, where there are not many who can live a dignified life as a musician.” Shitrit said he is happy to play with any musician, anytime. Indeed, it’s in that spirit of musical community that he came to join Todo Mundo. “I didn’t intend on playing with them [regularly],”Shitrit said. “Everything happened by itself in a really cosmic way. I saw these guys playing once at the farmers market in Little Italy and it was so beautiful I was kind of hypnotized by their music. So, I approached them and presented myself.” Shitrit said he made an immediate connection with drummer Matt Bozzone. “We started jamming and playing outside of Todo Mundo, but after awhile, Matt called me at the last minute to see if I could play with them at a Jimmy Love’s gig downtown because the horn player didn’t show up. So, I said ‘Yes.’” Shitrit jumped into the gig and it proved to be a perfect match. “I love each guy in this band,” he said. “We are like a family. I have been playing with the band for almost a year and I was also lucky enough to be part of the new album ‘Conexion.’ I feel that I had room on the album to express my musical ideas and style, and that what I love the most about this band.” Shitrit said his inspiration to play gui-

tar was rooted in his own family. “I have been playing guitar from a really young age,” he said. “My main inspiration was my father, the way he used to play the guitar and sing all the time when I was a child. It seems to me like something spiritual. He gave me the bug and encouraged me to become a musician.” The younger Shitrit was 15 years old when he gave his first public performance. “I played a classical piece, I think it was by Bach. I was a bit nervous at the moment, but the crowd reaction was great and supportive,” Shitrit said. His musical range, as featured on his 2012 solo album, “Way,” remains expansive, touching on everything from jazz to reggae. Upcoming projects include a sec-



ond instrumental album and more gigging and recording with Todo Mundo. Shitrit said he is thrilled with the connections and music made since his arrival in San Diego. As with anything, there was always a chance things might not work out in terms of the musical horizon, but he cites taking artistic risk as a crucial part of his artistic process. “My favorite part about being a muician is the good surprises along the way, the endless opportunities,” he said. “Being a musician, you don’t really know what you will accomplish two years from now. There is something fascinating and beautiful about the unknown. For Guitarist Meir Shitrit, a transplanted musician from Israel, lives in Ocean Beach and is a member of the world band Todo Mundo. He has discovered new horizons with the band in San me it’s the best part.” For more information, visit www.- Diego’s music business, where the musical atmosphere differs greatly from that of Israel. Courtesy photo

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Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más informacion en el Centro de Ayunda de las Cortes de California ( selfhelp/espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presntacieón pida al secretario de la corte que le déo un frmulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia.Hay otros requisitos legales Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a aabogados. Si no puede a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos sin grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services,(, en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California,(, o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegío de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobrecualquler recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor reclbida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene quo pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): SAN DIEGO SUPERIOR COURT, 330. W BROADWAY SAN DIEGO, CA.92101 CASE NO: 37-2013-00067831-CU-PA-CTL. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccieón y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Kane Handel, 3525 Del Mar Heights Rd., Ste. 231, San Diego, CA. 92130 Tel: 858-756-5195 DATE: SEPT 20, 2013 Clerk, by R. Babers, Deputy, ISSUE DATES: JAN 03, 09, 16 and 23, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2013035519 BALANCED GARDEN, BALANCEDGARDEN ACUPUNCTURE, A BALANCED GARDEN, A BALANCED GARDEN ACUPUNCTURE, THE BALANCED GARDEN, THE BALANCED GARDEN ACUPUNCTURE located at: 6629 CONVOY COURT SAN DIEGO, CA. 92111 is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MATTHEW TRUHAN This business is being conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The transaction of business began on: NOT YET STARTED The statement was filed with Ernest J. 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THURSDAY · JANUARY 16, 2014 THE PENINSULA BEACON BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2013-035412 (1) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S): a. BLACKBERRY CELLARS (2) LOCATED AT: 2154 VISTA LA NISA CARLSBAD, CA. 92009 (3) THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON: 06/30/2008, and assigned File No. 2008-024251 (4) IS (ARE) ABANDONED BY THE FOLLOWING REGISTRANT(S): ROSETTA FAMILY INVESTMENTS, LLC 10525 VISTA SORRENTO PARKWAY, SUITE 310 SAN DIEGO, CA. CALIFORNIA, ROBERT P. REGNERY, PAMELA G. REGNERY, GEOSEF STRAZA, JAMIE STRAZA, ERIC NORTHBROOK, GREG HARRIS The statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., County Clerk of San Diego County on: DEC 24, 2013 Issue date(s): JAN 09, 16, 23 AND 30, 2014 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA HALL OF JUSTICE 330 WEST BROADWAY SAN DIEGO, CA. 92101 CASE NO: 37-2013-00081641-CU-PT-CTL PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY, DANH THANH DANG 2378 RENDOVA RD. BLGD 159 SAN DIEGO, CA. SAN DIEGO, CA. 921555578 HAS FILED A PETITION WITH THIS COURT FOR A DECREE CHANGING PETITIONERS NAME FROM DANH THANG DANG TO DANNY JUAN SANTANA THE COURT ORDERS THAT all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that indicates the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING TO BE HELD ON FEB 14, 2014 TIME: 9:30 AM DEPT 52 220 WEST BROADWAY SAN DIEGO, CA. 92101 ISSUE DATE(S): JAN 09, 16, 23 AND 30, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 201400033 Fictitious Business Names(s) SHORE BUDDIES located at: 1264 REED AVENUE APT 4 SAN DIEGO, CA. 92109 is is registered by the following: PB 1904 INTERNATIONAL LLC This business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY PB 1904 INTERNATIONAL LLC 1264 REED AVENUE APT 4 CALIFORNIAThe first day of business was: 01/06/2014 Registrant Name: MALTE NIEBELSCHETZ Title: CEO The statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on: JAN 06, 2014 ISSUE DATES; JAN 09, 16, 23 AND 30, 2014 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIRTHFATHER PURSUANT TO A.R.S. § 8-106(G) Notice is hereby given to MICHAEL OTENEROU or JOHN DOE that you have been identified by ANGELA BAILEY, the natural mother, residing at 20 Brewery Ave, Unit 203, Bisbee, Arizona 85603, as a potential father of a child to be born on or around December 15, 2013, in Pima, County, Arizona. You are hereby informed of the following: 1. ANGELA BAILEY, the natural mother, plans to place the child for adoption. 2. Under sections 8106 and 8-107, Arizona Revised Statutes, you have the right to consent or withhold consent to the adoption. 3. Your written consent to the adoption is irrevocable once you give it. 4. If you withhold consent to the adoption, you must initiate paternity proceedings under title 25, chapter 6, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, and serve the mother within thirty days after completion of service of this notice. Service will also be accepted by Building Arizona Families, 18355 West Ivy Lane, Surprise, Arizona 85388, (623) 936-4729. 5. You have the obligation to proceed to judgment in the paternity action. 6. You have the right to seek custody. 7. If you are established as the child’s father, you must begin to provide financial support for the child. 8. If you do not file a paternity action under title 25, chapter 6, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, and do not serve the mother within thirty days after completion of the service of this notice and pursue the action to judgmenty, you cannot bring or maintain any action to assert any interest in the child. 9. The Indian Child Welfare Act may supersede the Arizona Revised Statutes regarding adoption and paternity. 10. You may wish to consult with an attorney to assist you in responding to this notice. DATED this 6th day of January, 2014. ISSUE DATE(S): JAN 09, 16, 23 & 30. 2014

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2014000127 Fictitious Business Names(s) ALL-WAYS SILK SCREENING & PRINTING, ALL-WAYS RECYCLING located at: 4114 NARRAGANSETT AVS. SAN DIEGO, CA. 92107 is is registered by the following: JEFF S. NAPIER This business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The first day of business was: NOT APPLICABLE Registrant Name: JEFF S. NAPIER Title: OWNER The statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on: JAN 03, 2014 ISSUE DATES; JAN 09, 16, 23 AND 30, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2013035545 RIDEZ located at: 5080 SHOREHAM PL. SAN DIEGO, CA. 92122 is hereby registered by the following owner(s): SAMMY NOUR This business is being conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The transaction of business began on: 12/26/2013 The statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on:DEC26, 2013 ISSUE DATES;JAN09, 16, 23 & 30, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2014000486 Fictitious Business Names(s): CALL ME BEAUTIFUL, MEANT TO BE BEAUTY located at: 4174 CALLE MAR DE BALLENAS SAN DIEGO, CA. 92130 is registered by the following: LAUREN HILLER LLC. This business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANYN LAUREN HILLER LLC. 4174 CALLE MAR DE BALLENAS SAN DIEGO, CA. 92130 CALIFORNIAThe first day of business was: 01/12/2014 Registrant Name: JEFF S. NAPIER Title: OWNER The statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on: JAN 07, 2014 ISSUE DATES; JAN16, 23, 30 & FEB 06, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2014000356 Fictitious Business Names(s): LEE COOLEY DBA RESTORATION RESOURCES located at: 850 ALBION ST. SAN DIEGO, CA. 92106 is registered by the following: LEE COOLEY This business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The first day of business was: NOT APPLICABLE Registrant Name: LEE COOLEY Title: OWNER The statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on: JAN 06, 2014 ISSUE DATES; JAN16, 23, 30 AND FEB 06, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2014000547 Fictitious Business Names(s): ENDURANCE HOUSE located at: 401 N COAST HWY, SUITE 103 OCEANSIDE, CA. 92054 is registered by the following: PLENA VITA, LLC. This business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY PLENA VITA, LLC. 1147 CALISTOGA WAY SAN MARCOS, CA. 92078 CALIFORNIA The first day of business was: 11/08/2013 Registrant Name: GRACE M. BERNARDO Title: VICE PRESIDENT The statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on: JAN 08, 2014 ISSUE DATES; JAN16, 23, 30 AND FEB 06, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2014000199 Fictitious Business Names(s): AMERICAN BUSINESS LENDERS located at: 1620 5TH AVE. #675 SAN DIEGO, CA. 92101 is registered by the following: DF INTERACTIVE, A - FLORIDA CORPORATION This business is conducted by: A CORPORATION DF INTERACTIVE, A FLORIDA CORPORATION 4200 N. OCEAN DR. #I-905 SINGER ISLAND, FL. 33404 FLORIDA The first day of business was: 11/08/2013 Registrant Name: DANIEL M. FARNSWORTH Title: PRESIDENT The statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on: JAN 03, 2014 ISSUE DATES: JAN16, 23, 30 AND FEB 06, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2014000659 Fictitious Business Names(s): EATING WHOLE AGAIN, EATING WHOLE, SHARE JOURNEYS located at: 5605 FRIARS RD. #321 SAN DIEGO, CA. 92110 is registered by the following: TRINA Y WILLIAMS This business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The first day of business was: 11/08/2013 Registrant Name: TRINA Y. WILLIAMS Title: OWNER The statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on: JAN 09, 2014 ISSUE DATES; JAN 16, 23, 30 AND FEB 06, 2014

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County assessor: Most homeowners’ 2014 property-tax values should go up slightly values cannot grow more than 2 percent or the inflation rate, whichever is lower. The inflation rate for 2013 is less than one-half of 1 percent. “The factor is .454 of 1 percent. This is the eighth time the inflation factor is less than the 2-percent limit and is the second-lowest change since passage of Proposition 13 35 years ago. Under the top adjustment factor of 2 percent, this homeowner would be facing an increase in assessed value of $7,000, but next year they will see an increase of $1,589 in assessed value. There are over 526,000 single -family properties in this Proposition 13 category in San Diego

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CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2014000663 Fictitious Business Names(s): SHERIKAM located at: 8040 LA JOLLA SHORES DR. APT B LA JOLLA, CA. 92037 is registered by the following: KAMYAR MOHAMMAD ZADEH This business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The first day of business was: NOT APPLICABLE Registrant Name: KAMYAR MOHAMMAD ZADEH Title: OWNER The statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on: JAN 09, 2014 ISSUE DATES; JAN 16, 23, 30 AND FEB 06, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2014000589 Fictitious Business Names(s): ARTISTIC GLASS GALLERY located at: 912 FESLER ST. EL CAJON, CA. 92020 is registered by the following: MISSION PB & CA LLC This business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY MISSION PB & CA. LLC 1804 GARNET AVE. SUITE 147 SAN DIEGO, CA. 92109 CALIFORNIA The first day of business was: NOT APPLICABLE Registrant Name: DAVID JOHN NORRIE Title: MANAGER The statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on: JAN 08, 2014 ISSUE DATES; JAN 16, 23, 30 AND FEB 06, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2013036064 VISAGE-NICO located at: 10951 SORRENTO VALLEY RD. 2H SAN DIEGO, CA. 92121 is hereby registered by the following owner(s): NICOLLE BRANNING This business is being conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The transaction of busi-

ness began on: 12/17/08 The statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on: DEC 31, 2013 ISSUE DATES; JAN 09, 16, 23 AND 30, 2014 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE ESTATE OF MARIA L. G. GARCIA, Deceased CASE NO. 37-2013-00038375-PR-LA-CTL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, subject to confirmation by the above-entitled court on February 13, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. in Department PC-2, or thereafter within the time allowed by law, VIRGINIA GARCIA, Administrator of the Estate of the above-named Decendent, will sell at private sale to the highset and best bidder, on terms and conditions stated below, all right title, and interest of the Estate in and to that certain real property hereinafter described. Property Address: 120 Jacqua Street, Chula Vista, CA. 91911 Assessor’s parcel number: 622-211-04-00 Legal Description: Lot 6 of Paula Gardens Subdivision, in the County of San Diego, State of California, according to Map thereof No. 4532, filed in the Office of the San Diego County Recorder on May 3, 1960. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE: 1. Purchase price due all in cash in lawful money of the United States. 2. Ten Percent (10%) deposit required 3. Property sold “AS-IS” in its current condition 4. All buyer contingencies are waived. 5. Buyer shall pay for smoke detector installation, carbon monoxide detector installation, and water heater bracing if the property contains a residential water heater of less than 120 gallons. 6. Buyer

shall pay the cost of compliance with any other minimum mandatory government retrofit standards, inspections and reports if required as a condition of closing escrow under any law.7. Escrow must close within seven (7) days from Buyer’s receipt of a copy of the Court Order confirming the sale. 8. Seller to pay commission from proceeds of the sale to the listing broker in the sum of four percent (4.0%), subject to court confirmation or adjustment. 9. Bids or offers for this property may be filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court at anytime after publication of this notice and before the date of sale, or may be made in writing and directed to the Administrator in care of attorney Norman Michael Cooley, 600 West Broadway - Suite 1550, San Diego, CA. 92101. Bids will be received at this office anytime after the first publication hereof and before date of sale. The Administrator reserves the right to reject any and all bids or offers. Bids or offers need not be considered unless they substantially comply with the terms of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT NORMAN MICHAEL COOLEY [SBN 105578] Attorney for the Administrator 600 West Broadway - Suite 1550 San Diego, CA. 92101 (619) 234-3220 ISSUE DATE(S): JAN 16, 23 AND 30, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2013034819 RENDINA located at: 505 LOMAS SANTA FE DRIVE, SUITE 190 SOLANA BEACH, CA. 92075 is hereby registered by the following owner(s): RENDINA DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF AMERICA WEST, LLC This business is being conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY RENDINA DEVEL-

OPMENT COMPANY OF AMERICA WEST, LLC 661 UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD, SUITE 200 JUPITER, FL. 33458 FLORIDA The transaction of business began on: 12/09/2013 The statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on: DEC 17, 2013 ISSUE DATES; JAN 09, 16, 23 AND 30, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2014000842 Fictitious Business Names(s): 10dBx LLC located at: 3718 AMARYLLIS DRIVE SAN DIEGO, CA. 92106 is registered by the following: 10dBx LLC This business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY 10dBx LLC 3718 AMARYLLIS DRIVE SAN DIEGO, CA. 92106 CALIFORNIA The first day of business was: 01/03/2014 Registrant Name: CHRISTIAN DE MOUSTIER Title: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER The statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on: JAN 10, 2014 ISSUE DATES; JAN16, 23, 30 AND FEB 06, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2014000109 BLONDIE’S, BLONDIES OF PACIFIC BEACH located at: 2015 GARNET AVE. #102 SAN DIEGO, CA. 92109 is hereby registered by the following owner(s): WENDY DOHNER This business is being conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The transaction of business began on: NOT YET STARTED The statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on: JAN 02, 2014 ISSUE DATES; JAN 16, 23, 30 AND FEB 06, 2014

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POINT LOMA / OCEAN BEACH Sat & Sun 11-4pm .776 Rosecrans St. .................3BR/2BA . . .$2,275,000 .............................Robert Realty • Sat & Sun 1-4pm . .1031 Leroy St........................5BR/4.5BA . .$2,395,000 .....................Nicole van Dobben • Sat 11-1pm . . . . . .3220 Russell St. ....................4BR/3BA . . .$995,000.....................................Tami Fuller • Sun 1-3pm . . . . . . .2290 Caminito Pajarito #9 .....2BR/2.5BA . .$469,000-$489,000.....................Tami Fuller •

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Sat 1-3pm . . . . . . .3963 Bogoso Lane.................4BR/2BA . . .$385,000.....................................Tami Fuller • 619-820-1965


1031 Leroy Street, Point Loma • $2,395,000

Nicole van Dobben View Property Specialist


Grand 1930’s estate on beautiful ¼ acre lot with magnificent panoramic Bay views. Plenty of room in this expansive 5BR 4.5BA home, oversized 5 car garage, huge entertainers kitchen, interior courtyard, view decks, patios, master retreat, all with incredible sweeping views of downtown city lights, San Diego Bay, Coronado Island & the ocean. Perfectly located, walk to Bay, Yacht Clubs & La Playa’s beautiful walking paths.

Paul Hartley

2808 BAYSIDE WALK • OPEN SAT 1-4, SUN 10-12

“A Rich Tradition of Service in San Diego” Point Loma REALTOR, 29 years

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RARE OPPORTUNITY to own a penthouse in South Mission's iconic building. The townhouse encompasses the entire north half of the 3rd and 4th floors with its 5 brms and over 2300 sf. of living area designed to take advantage of panoramic bay views. There are views from most rooms including ocean and sunset views from the upper master. From your perch on the boardwalk you will be ready to take advantage of anything the beach has to offer! • $1,395,000





presented by current OB librarian Matt Beatty. Rankin was librarian at the Ocean Beach Library from 1921 to 1959. A lifelong force in Ocean Peninsula-area events, Jan. 16-Feb. 3 Beach, she was largely THURSDAY, Jan. 16 responsible for getting MARGARET The Ocean Beach Historical Society will the current OB library RANKIN host a free program at 7 p.m. entitled built and later remodel“Miss Rankin and the Library She Built,” ed. Rankin was also deeply involved in her


community. The program will feature news clippings, Margaret’s own library reports and photos of the places where she lived and worked. The presentation will take place at the Point Loma United Methodist Church, located at 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. For more information, visit SATURDAY, Jan. 18 The Friends of Famosa Slough will host

a work party for volunteers to take care of native California native plants at the slough and to invasive plants. The work party is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to meet inside the gate east of the bus stop near the southeast corner of West Point Loma and Famosa boulevards. For more information, call (619) 224-4591.

SUNDAY, Jan. 19 The San Diego Early Music Ensemble will perform at 4 p.m. as part of Music on the Point at All Souls’ Episcopal Church, located at 1475 Catalina Blvd. The ensemble consists of a vocal quartet and will be complemented by organist Paul Carmona, who will perform solo selections. A $5 donation is requested, or nonperishable food items for humans and pets. A reception follows. For more information, call (619) 223-6394, or email TUESDAY, Jan. 21 The Sharp Senior Resource Center will host free blood-pressure screenings by registered nurses at the Point Loma Community Presbyterian church, located at 2128 Chatsworth Blvd., from 9 to 10:30 a.m. No appointments are necessary and the public is welcome. For more information, call (800) 827-4277. WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22 The Point Loma Republican Women Federated’s monthly program will feature speaker Loren Spivack, who will speak on how a free society cannot survive unless people understand what is going on. The luncheon is open to the public. The meeting begins at 10:15 a.m. at the Bali Hai Restaurant, located at 2230 Shelter Island Drive. The cost is $22 at the door. For reservations, call Marilyn Rogers at (619) 222-9532. THURSDAY, Jan. 23 The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association will host its monthly Sundowner as an opportunity for merchants to mingle and socialize in a relaxed environment. The event, which features muchies, drinks and a free drawing, takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Wonderland Ocean Pub, located at 5083 Santa Monica Ave. For more information, call (619) 2244906, or visit MONDAY, Jan. 27 The Peninsula Shepherd Center for local seniors will host its Monday Lunch Club at noon for those 60 and older for food and socialization. The event is sponsored by Home Instead Senior Center. Van shuttle service is available and a $5 donation is suggested for the barbeque tri-tip lunch. The event takes place at the center, located at 1475 Catalina Blvd. For more information, call (619) 223-1640, or visit WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29 Loma Portal Elementary School will host a kindergarten tour for incoming parents with kindergartners who want to see the campus, as well as those who might be interested in “choicing” into the school. The deadline for the San Diego Unified School District choice deadline is Feb. 15. The Jan. 29 tour begins at 9:15 a.m. in the school auditorium, located at 3341 Browning St. For more information, email Heather Nelson at MONDAY, Feb. 3 The Sharp Healthcare Senior Resource Center will host a free seminar and consultation to help locals learn how to get the most income from their homes with a program “Life Estate Gift Annuity vs. Reverse Mortgage.” If you or your parents are “house rich and cash poor and want to receive a meaningful income without moving, the seminar will be presented by Norm Timmins, J.D., gift and estate planning director of the Sharp HealthCare Foundation. The event takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Registration is required by calling (800) 827-4277 or by registering online at

The Peninsula Beacon, January 16th, 2014  

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