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City launches $5.5M pipe revamp project BY ANTHONY GENTILE | THE BEACON
The city has embarked on an ambitious and lengthy $5.5 million water and sewer Main Replacement project in Point Loma. Officially called the Famosa Accelerated Water and Sewer Main Replacement, the project has an estimated completion date of September 2010. “Once the project is completed,” said city public information officer assistant Rebecca Pond, “the community will experience improved
Beating the heat as the mercury climbs With summer hitting full stride, residents sought out various means of relief from the heat over the weekend. Above, two kayakers prepare to shove off in their all-wood kayaks from Shelter Island. The kayaks, built from kits, frequently take the two men on a 12-mile paddle on San Diego Bay and out to the point by the Ocean Beach Pier. Left, others sought refuge from the heat in the shadow of the pier itself. According to weather forecasters, mostly sunny skies are expected through Sunday with highs ranging into the upper 70s and possibly low 80s along with coast, with lows in the upper 60s. PHOTOS COURTESY OF JIM GRANT
The “American Idols Live! Tour 2009” explodes on to the stage at the San Diego Sports Arena on Saturday, July 18 at 7 p.m. The Season 8 top 10 finalists — Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, Anoop Desai, Danny Gokey, Kris Allen, Lil Rounds, Matt Giraud, Megan Joy, Michael Sarver and Scott MacIntyre —are poised to deliver non-stop, fan-pleasing performances unlike any other Idols tour. “Every year the show is rein-
vented,” said tour producer/director Raj Kapoor. “We always try and put a fresh spin on the show, keeping up with staging trends and updated video and lighting technologies. “This year’s show incorporates bigger video screens than ever before,” he said. “And we have made the lighting and video elements feel very cohesive in the show design.” Kapoor, who has worked on such productions as the Grammy Awards, “Dancing with the Stars” tour and several world tours for
the Dixie Chicks, Josh Groban and Britney Spears to name a few, said this year’s “Idol” tour is more contemporary than in past years and focuses on “musicality” and the individual artists. “We have given each of the Idols their own video content that help reflect their individual personalities,” Kapoor said. “This year’s show is essentially 10 miniconcerts all rolled into one, with the bonus of a couple bigger group production numbers.” He called this year’s top 10 finalists extraordinary.
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Locals struggle to solve mystery of OB man’s unconscious state BY ANTHONY GENTILE | THE BEACON
At the conclusion of the Fourth of July fireworks celebration at the Ocean Beach Pier, something happened that led OB resident Chris Bowd to be knocked unconscious. Bowd remains in a medically induced coma, according to reports, and friends and family are struggling for answers. The case has left many baffled and, to some degree, brings into focus the issue of safety in Ocean Beach during the Fourth of July holiday. A post on the OB Rag blog by Frank Gormlie on July 8 first
‘Idol’ fever to take sports arena by storm with 2009 tour BY LAURIE SMITH | THE BEACON
and more reliable water and sewer main systems. Also, it will reduce the maintenance cost of the upgraded infrastructure.” According to city officials, workers will replace 8,701 feet of existing vitrified clay sewer mains and 11,209 feet of cast-iron water mains. Curb ramps will also be installed and the affected streets will be resurfaced. “The water and sewer pipelines are being upgraded now due to age
“They are all so supportive of each other,” Kapoor said. “I think they all really want each other to enjoy further success, and it shows every night on stage.” He complimented all 10 SEE IDOLS, Page 5
reported the Bowd incident. OB Rag has been tracking the situation ever since, with more than 55 comments from community members and friends of Bowd, offering support CHRIS BOWD for his family and trying to gain any information. Thus far, no definitive information has surfaced. SEE MYSTERY, Page 5
The “American Idol Live! Tour 2009” will crank up the heat at San Diego Sports Arena on Saturday, July 17. COURTESY PHOTO BY CRAIG DeCRISTO
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Free concert series welcomes summer BY PATRICIA M. WALSH | THE BEACON
Bennington tribute set On July 21, 1905, 47 of 65 young sailors killed in the USS Bennington explosion on San Diego Bay were buried beneath a monument at what is now Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. The disaster was the worst in San Diego naval history, as the city had no naval hospital at the time and had to rely on makeshift facilities. The San Diego chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will host a memorial service for the victims at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 18 at the cemetery. The 60-foot-tall granite monument in Fort Rosecrans was modeled after the monument in Bennington, Vt., which, in turn, honors the fallen of the Battle of Bennington, Vt., in the Revolutionary War. There is an informational exhibit at the San Diego Maritime Museum; the Midway Museum is located near the site of the explosion. For more information about the memorial service, call (619) 448-8858. COURTESY PHOTO
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The ninth annual Point Loma Summer Concert Series will open its fivepart musicfest Friday, July 17 at 6 p.m. For resident Lynne Krepack, that means summer has officially arrived and it’s officially the weekend. “When it comes to Friday nights in the summer I just can’t wait to start my weekend at the concert with a pizza from The Venetian (restaurant),” Krepack said. “I work all day and don’t have time to cook, so we pick up a pizza from Joey (Giacalone) on our way to the concert.” She and husband Brian Boswell and their teenage son, Taylor, have been attending the free concerts since the series’ inception in 2001. Like past years, the event is in the same location, Point Loma Park, 1049 Catalina Blvd., near the intersection with Varona Street. Each installment starts and ends at the same time — 6 to 8 p.m. — and is welcoming with many familiar faces. “We’re anxious to get together with friends and see people we haven’t seen in a while,” Krepack said. “We see people our son went to preschool with, and people Brian plays poker with. We even see our dentist.” David P. De Rosier, DDS is one of the many sponsors of the concert series. New to this year’s event are three bands and a weekly raffle to support concert operations. Tickets will be sold by volunteers for $1 each or six tickets for $5. Donated prizes are music related: The Guitar Hero Band Edition, First Act Percussion Pack and a PL Summer Concerts stadium blanket. Winners will be drawn at intermission. The music lineup includes the familiar sounds of San Diego’s queen of boogie, Sue Palmer, as well as the Soul Persuaders. Newcomers are Atomic Groove, Jumping Jack Flash and Hot August Night. Atomic Groove, a variety dance band, kicks things off this Friday. On July 24, Jumping Jack Flash brings its re-creation of the Rolling Stones to the stage. Sue Palmer and her Motel Swing Orchestra serenade July 31.
The Point Loma Summer Concert Series runs from July 17 through Aug. 14.
Neil Diamond fans will want to join the fun Aug. 7 when Dean Colley of Hot August Night does his tribute to the songwriter who penned “Sweet Caroline.” The Soul Persuaders wrap up the summer concerts Aug. 14 with top hits of Motown, soul and R&B. For many, the food and celebration are as important as the music. “We pack up chairs and blankets,” Krepack said. “I’ve even brought a table cloth and flowers for a centerpiece. Just like the comforts of home, only better.” For concertgoers who aren’t a member of the picnic basket club, five local restaurants offer meals specifically for the event. Miguel’s Cocina, Shades, Stump’s Family Marketplace, Solare Ristorante and The Venetian offer concert meals. Participants may call ahead and pick up their picnic on the way to the park. Or they can stop by when the music ends at 8 p.m. for an après concert nosh. Organized concertgoers can even plan a week in advance, pre-order a box supper from C.J.’s catering and pick up their meal the night of the concert. During the concert, snacks and sodas are sold by the Peninsula Lions Club. Presented by Willis-Allen Real Estate of Point Loma and Ocean Beach, the concert series is played in the key of community, with widereaching support from individuals, businesses, foundations and government. Major funding is provided by the city of San Diego Commission for
Arts and Culture and San Diego County’s Community Enhancement Program at the recommendation of Greg Cox. Other sponsors include the Point Loma Community Bank, Dick & Dorothea Laub and the Pacific View Foundation. Individual sponsors are David P. De Rosier, DDS, Point Loma Nazarene University, Wear Community Fund with the Ryan Peninsula YMCA, Frontier Trading, Inc., Wendy Gillespie in support of Junior Achievement in San Diego, Ellen James in support of San Diego Center for Children, San Diego County Credit Union, Warren-Walker School, Stump’s Family Marketplace and United Portuguese SES, Inc. Raffle sponsors are the Recreational Music Center - David and Leslie Gereghty, MADCAPS (Mothers and Daughters Club Assisting Philanthropies) and the city of San Diego allocated by District 2 City Councilmember Kevin Faulconer. Dogs are welcome at the concert series but must be on a leash. There is no smoking, alcohol, glass containers or barbecues allowed at the events. Event organizers encourage concertgoers to leave bikes, skateboards, skates, Frisbees and sports balls at home. There is free parking and free shuttle service is provided from Silver Gate Elementary School. Parking is also available on neighborhood streets. For more information, visit www.plconcerts.org.
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was wearing a black beanie, black tank top and black pants at the time of the incident. The police department’s Western Division is investigating.
stipulation that the study be a limited scope of Rosecrans Street, involve the community in the process and be completed by January. Suspect sought in attack In addition to the public workwith brass knuckles in OB shop, the study’s 11-member Rosecrans Corridor study project working group will hold A white male juvenile known only as “Eddie” is being sought group to host workshop its monthly meeting Monday, July 20 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. at by police after he allegedly punched 18-year-old Peter The Rosecrans Corridor Mobili- 2640 Historic Decatur Road in Liberty Station. The group meetShedaker in the head with brass ty Study Project Working Group ings, held the third Monday of knuckles in the 4800 block of will hold the first of three comevery month, are open to the Newport Ave. on July 11. munity workshops on Wednespublic with limited opportunity According to San Diego Police day, July 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at for public input. Department spokesperson Gary Point Loma Nazarene University The workshop takes place in Hassen, Shedaker was skate(PLNU). boarding with a couple of friends The workshops are designed to PLNU’s Cunningham Dining around 8:15 p.m. when he discuss traffic issues and possible Room, 3900 Lomaland Drive. For more information about encountered the alleged suspect, mitigation with the community the workshop or the study, conwho was with six Hispanic males. and provide an opportunity for tact city project manager Oscar Hassen said words were the public to voice concerns Valdivieso at (619) 533-3182. exchanged between the parties. about the transportation snarl Investigators said “Eddie” along the Rosecrans Street corri- According to Stephanie Cheng of RBF Consulting, a website for the punched Shedaker in the head dor. and took his skateboard and hat, The eight-month mobility study study is currently under construction. which Shedaker dropped during started in June and is the result the altercation. Shedaker report- of a $300,000 grant from Caled a lump on his head but trans devoted specifically for this CD release party set for refused medical treatment. The purpose. The city applied for the ‘Sound of Ocean Beach’ suspect is described as 5 feet 2 grant a year and a half ago and inches tall and 135 pounds and the money was granted with the Residents are being invited to a
lan Warren Frank won the three-racer Challenged Athletes Division and Point Loman Ryan Levinson finished second. “The race was extremely challenging and a lot of fun,” Levinson said. “It was a very hot day and the water was moderately rough with a lot of chop.” Of the 40 racers who started the event, only 33 finished the race. Frank finished 16th overall and Levinson came in 21st overall. Both braved the high seas without suffering any major injuries. “At 65 miles per hour, the wind resistance is so great that I was leaning into the wind at a 45-degree angle and it was holding me up,” Frank said, “giving me a little bit of rest.” Both Frank, a single-leg amputee, and Levinson, who has muscular dystrophy, have plans to participate in open-ocean personal watercraft races in the future. “It is an honor to race alongside Warren, David [Fekete, the Point Loman fares well other racer in the Challenged in grueling competition Athletes Division, and all the other athletes in this event,” Two challenged athletes completed the grueling 58-mile Long Levinson said. “I look forward to helping the Beach to Catalina and Back Offshore National Championship on division and the sport grow in July 12 with flying colors. La Jol- the future,” he said. free event featuring the CD release of “WAVES: The Sound of Ocean Beach, Volume 1” — a community compilation. The release party takes place at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 17 at the Masonic Center, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Music begins at 8 p.m. Food and beverages by Hodad’s Jr. Catering, Pizza Port, Beach Sweets and others will be available for purchase. The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association (OBMA) produced the project — a CD with music about OB and by OB musicians — as part of the year’s 30th anniversary celebration of the annual OB Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off and Fourth of July Fireworks off the OB Pier. The “WAVES” CD will be available for purchase the night of the event at the OBMA office, 1868 Bacon St., Suite A. For more information, call (619) 224-4906.
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when I got to the beach this morning and saw the limited mess that was left behind compared to some years in the past,” said Bill Hickman, Surfrider’s San Diego coordinator. “There was still plenty of work for the volunteers, but they were focusing on smaller items than usual.” I want to thank Surfrider District 2 City Councilmember Kevin Faulconer and police Capt. and its volunteers, along with Shelley Zimmerman of the San the Clean Beach Coalition, Diego Police Department’s North- which supplied large cardern Division inspects the Fourth of board boxes along our beachJuly holiday crowd situation along es and bays for people to put the boardwalk of South Mission their trash and recyclables. Farther south, there’s some COURTESY PHOTO Beach. good and bad news to report. City staff has determined the guardrail benches along OUNCIL ORNER Sunset Cliffs in Point Loma are By KEVIN FAULCONER a safety hazard and need to be removed, along with a couFourth of July weekend was ple other benches close to the cliff’s edge. That’s the bad a huge success this year. Our news. beaches and bays were The good news is, as many packed. as 14 new wooden benches I was out walking the will be installed later this year. boardwalk on the Fourth, My office has asked city staff from Belmont Park up to not to remove the existing Crystal Pier with San Diego benches until the new ones police Capt. Shelley Zimmerare delivered, but those closman of Northern Division. I could tell immediately the vibe est to the edge will be the first to go. was positive. The city is paying for and Everyone seemed to be havinstalling the new benches. ing a great time. Park and Recreation DepartOur beaches are now safer, ment staff will work with the cleaner and more family public, specifically the Sunset friendly. There were over 1.2 million Cliffs Natural Park Recreation Council, to select designs and people on our city’s beaches locations. over that holiday weekend — As many of you know, city more than a quarter million staff recently removed numermore than last year. While ous benches from Sunset Cliffs traffic and parking citations after my office asked for a were up, all other citations safety review of the area and arrests were down 17 because a young woman died percent — from 465 in 2008 there. I asked that suggestions to 387 this year. and solutions be vetted by the The police officers from park council. Unfortunately, Northern Division and Westthat didn’t happen. I’ve been ern Division, along with our firefighters and lifeguards, did assured the public will not be left out of the decision-making an outstanding job. process moving forward. And a special thanks to It just so happens that new Capt. Zimmerman and Capt. wooden benches are among Walt Vasquez, each of whom the improvements outlined in did exceptional work in Misthe Sunset Cliffs Master Plan, sion Beach, Pacific Beach, Mission Bay and Ocean Beach. which was developed by the I also need to recognize Police park council and other memChief William Lansdowne and bers of the community. I want to thank the council for the Assistant Chief Boyd Long for their leadership. Both of them pride of ownership it has shown on this issue. were out there on the beach I think the new benches are on the Fourth. On the Monday morning fol- going to fit in well. I’m looking lowing the holiday weekend, I forward to sitting on one after a long jog or to watch the sunattended the sixth annual set. beach clean-up sponsored by Surfrider Foundation’s San — Council President Pro Diego chapter. I’m happy to Tem Kevin L. Faulconer reprereport there was very little trash to pick up. The beaches sents District 2 in the city of San Diego, including Ocean looked great! Beach and Point Loma. “I was pleasantly surprised
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Internet a valuable tool to ferret out facts By GEOFF PAGE Last week’s Beacon contained an editorial opinion piece promoting the new City Hall proposal still being pursued despite the city’s finances. Inside the piece were descriptions of the current city spaces stating that “The existing buildings contain a great deal of asbestos (a known carcinogen),” “dysfunctional and redundant work space environments,” and “Moreover, they don’t meet many current fire and safety codes.” Wow. I immediately began to wonder who Sandra Simmons was and if she had alerted the city to these facts. Although dysfunctional and redundant work space environments didn’t sound serious, the asbestos and the fire and safety code violations did sound bad. So, I went to the Internet. A little research on the Internet revealed that Ms. Simmons has resided in downtown San Diego for 17 years and she has a downtown-based business, VivaCity. Naturally, any enhancements to downtown San Diego will benefit her business, so she had no qualms making serious claims about the safety of the City’s workers, claims that were not backed up with actual facts, in order to scare people into thinking we have to build this expensive venture that we can’t afford. The Internet will expose a person’s true interest very quickly. Recently, the Beacon ran a story about the Peninsula Community Planning Board (PCPB) sponsoring a Town Hall meeting to discuss the airport. The meet-
ing was held at the Corky McMillin Cos. Events Center. Because one member of the PCPB works for McMillin — although not admitting so publicly — several PCPB meetings have been held at the former NTC, courtesy of McMillin, even in the McMillin corporate headquarters conference room. So, I went to the Internet again and found out it costs about $3,000 to rent the McMillin Events Center. And, knowing the PCPB has no money, I asked a few questions. I attended the Town Hall meeting and the first speaker was a gentleman from the NTC Foundation who gave what sounded like a commercial for the NTC Promenade that surprised me. My questions led me to Alan Ziter, who is the executive director of the NTC Foundation. Mr. Ziter explained to me that they had “donated” the hall and that it really didn’t cost them anything because they had staff on duty anyway. This was disingenuous at best because the IRS would have looked at it as a $3,000 gift, regardless of what it cost that night. The value of the donation is what mattered. Who is the major supporter of all this? McMillin, of course. So the point of my story is to realize that influence is everywhere and it is disguised, but the Internet can quickly unmask it. Don’t take anything for face value, question why things happen as they do. When you understand the real story behind comments like these of Ms. Simmons,
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or propaganda disguised as public “Town Hall” meetings, you will be better able to make reasoned decisions. Here’s one last Internet fact for Ms. Simmons: the city of San Diego encompasses 72.7 square miles. A generous estimate of the downtown is 4 square miles or about 6 percent of the whole city. Perhaps Ms. Simmons would better understand why the remaining 94 percent of the city might not see things as she does but do see why she sees things the way she does, thanks to the Internet. — Geoff Page is a resident of Point Loma and former chair of the Peninsula Community Planning Board.
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Del Mar horse racing afoot for its 70th year BY LORALEE OLEJNIK | THE BEACON
Del Mar’s lucky number is 70 this year, as the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) launches its platinum racing season Wednesday, July 22. From horses to hats to Hollywood stars, the countdown to San Diego’s septuagenarian summer event is on. In a world where fads are lucky to get even five minutes of fame, Del Mar is still going strong seven decades later. “We have sought to perpetuate the romance, the glamour, and keep it alive, and we’ve done a good job at it,” said Dan Smith, senior media coordinator for the DMTC, who has been promoting Del Mar racing since 1964, when he started in the publicity department. “Del Mar used to be the poor stepsister of Santa Ana and Hollywood Park (racetracks). It didn’t compare. All that has changed. Now Del Mar has been the number one track in the country.” Smith credits this to several things, including the formation of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, the private entity that runs the races, in 1970. The creation of this new lease with the state called for money generated to be invested back into infrastructure and as a result dramatically improved the facilities. A major renovation was also completed in 1992. Smith also said that Del Mar’s appeal has grown as San Diego itself has evolved into a more attractive tourist destination, especially for families and those looking for an easy getaway from Los Angeles. And, of course, since the early days, when Bing Crosby welcomed guests on opening day, Del Mar has
always had star appeal and been a place where adoring fans may, just may, get an autograph from their favorite movie stars. In honor of the 70th anniversary, a 30-foot-long, 6-foot-tall mural by Pierre “PEB” Bellocq, commemorating the people and horses of Del Mar’s history, has been permanently installed in the Turf Club entranceway. The living members featured in the mural have been invited to a dedication ceremony on Saturday, July 25. A 70thanniversary commemorative Tshirt giveaway will happen on Saturday, Aug. 8. The Del Mar race track has a long, rich history. Opened in 1937, the second racing season, 1938, saw the famous Seabiscuit-Ligaroti match. When a solid road and railway system made travel from Los Angeles easier, Del Mar became a playground to the stars. The track was closed during World War II, when it served as, among other things, a Marine training ground. In 1991, the first Pacific Classic Race — Del Mar’s most expensive and prestigious race, with a $1 million purse — was held. In 2007, the track surface was replaced with synthetic Polytrack. This will be the third season since Del Mar installed the Polytrack, composed of silica sand, fibers, recycled rubber and wax. Though it got off to a slow start, literally, making race times longer, Polytrack is now getting rave reviews. According to DMTC spokesman Mac McBride, catastrophic injuries to horses have been reduced by half and no riders have been injured since installing Polytrack. This is despite a significant increase in the number of horses racing and training on the surface
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every year. Though initially Polytrack drew complaints for its slower race times, it was soon discovered that keeping it moist made it more consistent and easier to race on. According to McBride, last year’s race times on Polytrack were faster than in 2006, the last year with natural turf. “Polytrack is good for the horses and riders. Amen. What else do we need to say?” McBride wrote in an e-mail. Looking to the future of Del Mar, this year will bring significant changes as well, many precipitated by the current financial crisis gripping the nation. One major adjustment will be the reduction from a six- to a five-day race week, running Wednesdays through Sundays. “It will be wonderful for the patrons, jockeys and employees to get an extra day to rest,” said Craig Dado, DMTC vice president of marketing. “(The shorter week) will lead to better racing and increased attendance.”
Dado also said that in recognizing patrons may not have as much money to throw around these days, the DMTC has launched several new promotions. With “Free and Easy Wednesdays,” patrons receive free stretch-run admission, a reserved seat, a program and halfprice domestic beer, soda and hot dogs, valid every Wednesday except opening day. The club also offers a free Diamond Club membership, good for discounts on admission as well as free admission for seniors (aged 62 and older) on Thursdays. Thursdays also feature a “Pizza ’n’ Ponies” promotion in conjunction with Oggi’s Pizza, which includes stretch-run admission, reserved seat, program, a personal pizza and a soft drink for $11 with coupon from Oggi’s. A wildly popular event returning this year is the Del Mar Concert Series, free shows that are included with track admission. The 2009 summer concert series includes: Friday, July 24 – G. Love & Spe-
cial Sauce • Friday, July 31 – The Wailers • Friday, Aug. 7 – The Airborne Toxic Event • Friday, Aug. 14 – Common Sense • Saturday, Aug. 15 – Flaming Lips (infield show) • Friday, Aug. 21 – Pinback • Saturday, Aug. 22 – Steel Pulse (infield show) • Friday, Aug. 28 – Super Diamond • Sunday, Sept. 6 – Reggae Festival • Wednesday, Sept. 9 – Closing Day Party in the Paddock The Del Mar racing season runs July 22 to Sept. 9, dark on Mondays and Tuesdays except for Labor Day. First post is daily at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. on Fridays and 1 p.m. on Pacific Classic Day Sunday, Sept. 6. The track is located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. in Del Mar. For more information and a complete listing of events and admission costs, visit www.dmtc.com.
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PLNU athletics captures 7th in national NACDA rankings BY KEITH ANTIGIOVANNI | THE BEACON
The Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) athletic program placed seventh out of nearly 300 schools in the 2008-09 National Athletic Interscholastic Association (NAIA) for the 44th annual National Association Collegiate Directors Athletics (NACDA) Convention held in Orlando, Fla. last month. “All the credit goes to our coaches and student-athletes,” said PLNU athletic director Ethan Hamilton. “This was an exciting season for us and probably our best spring sports performance ever with all our teams reaching the playoffs.” The Sea Lions improved 10 spots from last season but continue to play in arguably the toughest conference in the NAIA, with five GSAC schools in the top seven rankings. Hamilton admits that is both frustrating and a source of pride to be in the NAIA’s top league. “It is frustrating that we finish well within our conference but where we place in the GSAC sets
the tone for how we finish nationally,” Hamilton said. “Our conference is where our allegiance and loyalty is more than just nationally,” he said. Azusa Pacific University won an unprecedented fifth cup with a point total of 915. Concordia (Calif.) was the next highest with 774, followed by Lindenwood (Mo.) with 767.50 points, Fresno Pacific (751), Cal Baptist (692), Oklahoma City (663.20) and finally Point Loma with 625.50. Despite the improvement in overall points, the story is the same for the Sea Lions. Why is the GSAC so much better than the rest of the NAIA? Hamilton believes it is because of coaching. “We have the premiere coaches in our conference and they are able to get the topflight studentathletes,” Hamilton said. “Our conference also looks to give our student-athletes not only a good athletic experience. “Our graduation rates are through the roof at 86 percent,” he said. “We want to give them a
The success of the Point Loma Nazarene University womens volleyball team (in green) played a key role in PLNU’s 7thCOURTESY PHOTO STEVEN RIDDLE place ranking in the 44th annual National Association Collegiate Directors Athletics Cup.
solid experience athletically, academically and spiritually to make them well-rounded.” The point system is based on the
postseason performance of 12 finish is 90 points and anything sports; six men’s and six women’s. below second place earns a specifA first-place finish or national title is worth 100 points, a runner-up SEE PLNU, Page 9
Chargers relocate summer practice to ‘Q,’ but only 3 to be open to the public The San Diego Chargers announced recently that their It has been a tradition for many upcoming summer training camp years. Like many other traditions, will, for the most part, be closed to however, this one is also going by the public. According to the Chargers perthe wayside. BY DAVE THOMAS | THE BEACON
sonnel, the team’s training camps, which have drawn as many as 25,000 fans at Chargers Park over the years, will be closed to the public this month and next due to a public safety issue.
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After having moved from UCSD earlier this decade, the team’s summer camp has taken place at the Murphy Canyon facility in recent years. The Murphy Canyon site, however, was damaged earlier this year by a drainage pipe that burst, creating a 40-foot-deep, 30-footwide sinkhole. While the team says the sinkhole has been filled, it also reports that there is no guarantee the ground along it or around it is safe to stand or walk on. “Training camp is a special time for our fans, and the decision to close camp this year was made very reluctantly,” said Jim Steeg, the Chargers’ COO. “We share the city’s goal of completing these crit-
ical repairs during the dry summer months so, in the end, we had no alternative but to take this step.” To allow fans to enjoy practices during the repairs, the Chargers will hold sessions on Aug. 5, 8 and 12 at Qualcomm Stadium that will be free and open to the public. “The unfortunate closing of our training camp means that the entire Chargers organization will work to find other ways to provide our fans with the chance to see the practices that they enjoy during training camp,” Steeg continued. According to the Chargers, the final clean-up of the site at Murphy Canyon may take a few more months.
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These days, it appears the No. 1 free family event in San Diego is the street fair. A staple of nearly every neighborhood around San Diego, street fairs offer a day in the outdoors with music, food and vendors among the attractions. That said, little has changed over the decades about the experience. Now, a Point Loma-based musician, Lauren Scheff, and his website Scheff Music, is hoping to change that, offering the opportunity for taking in the event without leaving the comfort of home. This year’s Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off was streamed live on the Internet for the first time, giving people around the world a look at the fun as it happened. Part of one of San Diego’s legendary musical families, which includes his father, Jerry (bassist with Elvis Presley, The Doors and others), and older brother Jason (frontman/bassist for Chicago, which performs at Humphrey’s on July 26), Scheff originally started out in 2007 with a view to help his brother. “Between tours, my brother wanted to play some small gigs but stream them live so that fans from around the world could watch,” Scheff said. “That started out the whole idea of a cool outlet to expose people to great bands.” In September 2008, Scheff launched his weekly show with his cousin, Donnie Dark, himself a mainstay of San Diego’s ’90s-era music scene, in bands such as Honey Glaze and Friends of Ghosts.
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“We wanted to bring attention to music with the show,” Scheff said, “things like going over an album track by track and showing what made it a classic. From there we decided to branch out and get live bands. I thought, ‘Let’s dive into the musical culture of San Diego.’” To that end,Scheff now broadcasts a weekly music show from his Point Loma studio, which now gets up to 22,000 views a night. A combination variety and talk show, guests have included Get Back Loretta and Joey Harris. While there are many music events in San Diego, Scheff considers the Ocean Beach Street Fair, to be the logical choice for live streaming. “Ocean Beach has been my playground, my backyard when I was growing up,” Scheff said. “When I heard it was the 30th aniversary, I wanted to contribute and volunteer and do something on my end. I wanted to stream it live so we could show the fair to the world.” The initial broadcast took in this year’s 92107 stage, using a stationary camera and a handheld one for interviews, which included Denny Knox, executive director of the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association. According to Knox, the street fair has had footage of bands posted on Youtube, and the annual local Jazz Festival was simulcast to New Orleans last year. However, this was the debut of live streaming of the street fair, with Scheff taking the proceedings one step further by conducting on-spot interviews with the bands, event organizers and attendees.
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“I was thrilled about this concept,” said Knox. “I loved the idea that someone could see the fair from afar.” Knox said the broadcast would appeal to tourists who wanted to see what the area has to offer, music fans and people who aren’t able to attend. “I had to work in the office the day of the street fair,” Knox said. “I really wanted to see one of the bands but was at my desk. So we went to live streaming and it was fantastic to be able to see it at the same time as everyone else.” Scheff plans to expand significantly by next year. “We put this year together in three days,” Scheff said. “We wanted to test the waters, but the plan is to set up multiple locations, with one live stream and pull live footage from the five different stages. “The goal is to have cameras hop around, so you can have the whole experience of the street fair versus just from one stage,” he said. The concept is evolving weekly.” For more information, visit www.iambro.com.
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Briefs Ex-PLNU pitcher slings 2 shutout innings for Pads Point Loma Nazarene University Sea Lion alumnus Kevin Eckstrom pitched two shutout innings for the San Diego Padres against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, July 10. But it wasn't quite enough as San Diego fell victim to the 17th no-hitter in Giant team history, this one courtesy of San Franciso left-hander Jonathon Sanchez. Eckstrom, a right-hander, struck out five Giants in the 8-0 Padre loss.
PLSA now conducting fall soccer signups Fresh to the Peninsula area is the Point Loma Soccer Association (PLSA), a unique new youth soccer program.
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ic number of points based on the total number of teams in the field. PLNU baseball earned the most points for the university with its second-place national finish — good for for 90 points. Softball was the second best with 76.50, volleyball finished third (73), women’s tennis and women’s basketball each had 70 points. Men’s tennis (53), women’s track and field (66), golf (52.50) and
The PLSA soccer programs focus on a small-sided game (fewer players per team), game training and game formats promoted by the U.S Soccer Federation and the U.S. Youth Soccer Association. PLSA officials said that by using true small-sided game formats that appropriately scale the game to match the developmental stage of the players, the opportunity for each child to contact the ball dramatically increases. This accelerates players’ individual skill development and understanding of the game. PLSA offers winter, spring and summer “street soccer” recreational programs and a full teambased fall program. The organization’s website touts special events such as free clinics and opportunities to train with the San Diego Sockers, as well as information on the smallsided game philosophy. Fall signups are being accepted by mail until Aug. 1. Forms are available online by visiting the PSLA website at www.PLSA4kix.org.
men’s track and field (51.50) followed women’s cross country earned 26 points. Baseball, softball, volleyball, men’s tennis, men’s track and field and women’s cross country each won their respective conference championship, and Sam Cyr won his second straight NAIA individual title in golf. Point Loma has now placed in the top 20 of the NACDA rankings for 11 straight years, which include its best finish ever, a fourth-place finish in 2004-05.
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Steve Schane would be a successful retailer in the pop culture world regardless, but he’s quick to acknowledge that San Diego Comic-Con was vital to jump-starting his San Diego business and has kept it thriving the past 39 years. “We show 50,000 items in four days ... We have the best devoted fans who keep coming back year after year,” said Schane, owner and president of Schane Services and Products. The San Diego-based company, which buys and sells overstock inventory of pop culture items, including toys, animation art, comic books and nostalgic pieces, first exhibited in 1980, just a year after Comic-Con first came on the scene. The Con, as it’s known, will celebrate 30 years of bringing pop culture phenomena to the masses. It will be held July 23 to 26 at the San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive. “It’s a meeting place of likeminded people who show excitement and enthusiasm for the medium,” Schane said. The La Mesa resident started collecting comic books as a boy. He and his brother Bill then ran a comic book mail order business. Since 2000, his company has sold 30 million items to retailers, wholesalers and individual customers worldwide. He also offers consulting in sales and marketing for other companies looking to get started or to
improve their businesses. His company grew from one booth to nearly 10 over the years. This year, he will have three booths in the Exhibit Hall. “We make sure we don’t have too much of one thing when another area is lacking. We look for diversity, something we think our attendees like,” said David Glanzer, Con director of marketing and public relations. For Schane, one of the best parts of the Con is seeing generations of families in attendance. People he sold to years ago now bring their children and grandchildren to the event, he said. Organizers are expecting big crowds again this year, with nearly 125,000 anticipated to take a sneak peek at upcoming comic books, movies and television series, novels and other literature, most with sci-fi and fantasy themes. A notable component of the Con involves the chance for fans to meet and talk with their idols. Panels of writers, producers, directors and actors give the fans direct access they would never normally have the chance to ask, Glanzer said. To offset overflow, some of the events will be hosted in neighboring ballrooms and meeting rooms. Organizers will also be erecting tents in and around the convention center. Part of this year’s celebration centers on a Con milestone. To commemorate 40 years, past board members, presidents and
Even The Predator can’t reisist the lure of Comic-Con, San Diego’s fete of all things pop culture. Comic-Con rockets PHOTO BY TANYA KURLAND into action downtown from July 23 through 26 at the San Diego Convention Center.
people involved from the start have been invited to sit on panels and forums to discuss what the convention was like during its early years. “We will hear what they had to work with and how it was perceived at the time. It will be a very interesting insight,” said Glanzer. “These past people will give great history lessons about where we came from and what they did to get where we are now and where we are going.” Organizers also published a hardcover book chronicling the convention and its birth in 1979, with highlights of artists, exhibitors and fans and a large
pictorial. The coffee-table book can be purchased online for $31.99 or during the convention. Newcomers may be overwhelmed by the size and structure of the con. Glanzer gave some tips. “Decide in advance what you want to see so you can play accordingly. Stay hydrated and wear comfortable shoes... There is a considerable amount of walking,” he advised. He also suggested to come up with designated times and places to meet up with friends and family. “With 125,000 people over four days, you may not just be able to
run into them,” he added. On Wednesday, July 22 from 6 to 9 p.m., there will be a preview night for VIP passholders. The remaining hours are Thursday, July 23 through Saturday, July 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be late-night programming for films, gaming and the Masquerade Ball. Ticket purchases and badge registration can only be done online at www.comic-con.org. However, a recent peek at the website showed that all tickets have been sold and that there will be no onsite ticket booth sales, Glanzer stressed.
July/August A Look Ahead COMMUNITY/CIVIC Today, July 16, 7 p.m., monthly meeting of the Ocean Beach Historical Society, “Local Pottery History,” featuring Dedi Ridenour and Izzy Elizondo (Falling Sky Pottery). The event takes place at the Point Loma United Methodist Church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. For more information, call (619) 225-1753, or visit www.obhistory.wordpress.com. Today, July 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Jenna Druck Foundation’s “Families Helping Families” hosts a free grief education workshop called “Peace Through
Saturday, July 18, 9 a.m. to noon, the San Diego Audubon Stillness: How Meditation Can Ease the Pain of Losing a Child or Society hosts a habitat restoration event at the San Diego River. Loved One.” The event takes Participants are urged to wear place at 2820 Roosevelt Road, Suite 200, at Liberty Station. For long pants, a hat, boots or sturdy shoes and use sunscreen. Gloves, more information, e-mail ltibiatools, water and snacks will be firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit provided. Participants will meet www.jennadruck.org. a half-mile on the service road off SeaWorld Drive, South Shores Friday, July 17, 10 a.m. to 6 Park. For more information, call p.m. and Saturday, July 18, 10 (619) 682-7210, or visit a.m. to 5 p.m., The American Cancer Society’s Point Loma Dis- www.sandiegoaudubon.org. covery Shop holds its “Every Saturday, July 18, 1 p.m., Day’s a Holiday” event, featuring Friends of Famosa Slough hosts a selection of seasonal décor a nature walk at the slough. Paritems with emphasis on Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christ- ticipants are asked to meet at the
first bench on Famosa Boulevard just south of the intersection with 4301 W. Point Loma Blvd. For more information, call (619) 2244591, or visit www.famosaslough.org. Monday, July 20, 6:45 p.m., the Rosecrans Corridor Mobility Study Project Working Group meets to discuss issues pertinent to traffic problems and resolutions along Rosecrans Street and surrounding surface streets. The meeting takes place at 2640 Historic Decatur Road at Liberty Station. A “walking audit” of the Rosecrans Street area will take place at 4 p.m. from the same parking lot. For more information, call (619) 533-3182. Wednesday, July 22, 6 p.m., the Rosecrans Corridor Mobility Study Project Working Group hosts a public workshop to discuss issues pertinent to traffic
problems and resolutions along Rosecrans Street and surrounding surface streets. The workshop takes place in the Cunninham Room at Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive. For more information, call (619) 533-3182.
SCHOOLS ST. CHARLES BORROMEO • Monday, Aug. 3, deadline to include items in SCBA summer mailing. • Friday, Sept. 11, second annual golf tournament at Sail Ho Golf Course. For more information, call (619) 218-3042.
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Wow Cafe (Walking On Water) Located on the OB Pier, you’ll enjoy a great meal while taking in the best view in town — including surfers and sea life. The family friendly restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and features a menu with something for everyone. Some of the “must trys” include the mango pancakes, world famous clam chowder, award winning fish & chips, plus the “as seen on TV” ultimate Nachos. But whatever you try, you won’t be disappointed.
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The Venetian If visuals get your Italian-cuisine appetite in gear, The Venetian is your restaurant forevermore. It’s physically impossible to escape the concepts behind the décor – the Tuscan wall murals and tabletop scenes complement vine-strewn latticework and mellow lighting on the patio. The food has best been described as California-Italian, which simply means you can expect great fare without a lot of heavy sauce, the way some other places think Italian should be done. The pastas and chicken entrees will command your serious attention, as will the tidy bar and the family-style menu. Anything else you could ask for probably doesn’t exist. And did we mention the great service?
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Newport Pizza & Alehouse As a proud member of the San Diego Brewers Guild, Newport Pizza strives to educate the general public of the benefits of drinking great beer. With 21 taps that constantly rotate, you are bound to find a new favorite beer every time you come in. You'll also find a selection of 80+ bottles which are also constantly changing. They have also mastered the art of thin crust pizza with seven different types of hand tossed pizza. Order by the slice or a whole pie, with daily happy hour specials plus OB locals’ special on Thursdays. Come down and enjoy your slice of pie and pint of beer on the open-air patio,while taking in the Pacific ocean view!
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• Aug. 17-21, Marine & Freshwater Biology Camp. • Through Aug. 21, summer camp for pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.
WORDWIDE LANGUAGE CENTERS • Today, July 16, 10 a.m., 2009 Guest Speaker Series features Pat James, owner of James Gang Graphics and president of the Ocean Beach Historical Society. For more information, call (619) 222-6411 or e-mail email@example.com.
HEALTH Tuesday, July 28, 9 a.m., Life Line Screening holds a stroke and osteoporosis prevention screening at the Point Loma Masonic Temple, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Packages start at $139 and all five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call (800) 6979721, or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Monday, July 27, 2 to 7:30 p.m., Gold’s Gym hosts the San Diego Blood Bank bloodmobile in the courtyard area, 3156 Sports Arena Blvd. For more information, call (800) 479- 3902, ext. 0.
SENIORS Today, July 16, Peninsula Shepherd Senior Center Programs hosts the Sunset Cliffs Seniors for a day of activities.
From 10 to 11 a.m., blood pressure check, courtesy San Diego Medical Services; 10:30 to 11 a.m., chair exercises with the Peninsula YMCA; 10 to 11 a.m., fellowship; 11 a.m. to noon, Senior Readers’ Theater Troupe’s Script in Hand Players program; noon, luncheon for $5 with reservations required. Reservations must be made by calling (619) 223-1640. Monday, July 20, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Sharp Healthcare’s Senior Resource Center hosts a holistic healing event focusing on energy maps of the body, its meridians, chakras, auras and bilateral pathways and relaxation methods to enhance immune function and well-being. The event takes place at the Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion, classrooms A and B, 3075 Health Center Road. Registration is required by calling (800) 827-4277, or visit www.sharp.com.
18; 7 p.m., Sunday, July 19; 8 p.m., Thursday, July 23; 8 p.m., Friday, July 24; 8 p.m., Saturday, July 25; and 7 p.m., Sunday, July 26. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and military and $10 for 12 and under. The production takes place at Westminster Presbyterian, 3598 Talbot St. For tickets or information, call the box office at (619) 224-6263. Friday, July 17, 6 to 8 p.m., the first of five installments of the free Point Loma Concert Series, featuring Atomic Groove. The concert series takes place at Point Loma Park, corner of Catalina Boulevard and Varona Street. For more information, visit www.plconcerts.org.
the Hervey/Point Loma Branch Library. The library is located at 3701 Voltaire St. For more information, call (619) 531-1539. Saturday, July 25, 6 to 8 p.m., “Live at Liberty Station Concert Series” hosts a guitar festival at Liberty Station Marketplace, corner of Womble and Truxtun roads. For more information, call (619) 335-0221.
Canes Bar and Grill, 3105 Ocean Front Walk, (858) 4881780 • Today, July 16, 8 p.m., Platinum Rock Stars (tribute to Foreigner, Boston, Journey, Van Halen, Def Leppard and Bon Monday, July 20, 6:30 p.m., the Jovi). Tickets are $10. second of four installments of • Friday, July 17, 8 p.m., Eek A “Music at Dusk Concert Series” Mouse performs with High Tide featuring Tripp and Peter and Project Out of Bounds. TickSprague. The concert series ets are $22 in advance; $25 at takes place in the Westminster the door. Theatre of Westminster Presbyte• Saturday, July 18, 8:30 p.m., rian Church, 3598 Talbot St. A Devin the Dude performs with SPORTS free-will offering takes place at The Mighty Few, AAV, The Even intermission. For more informaKeel and Ponder. Tickets are $20. Through Friday, July 31, the tion, call (619) 223- 3193, or visit • Sunday, July 19, 8 p.m., Jim Point Loma Soccer Association westminstersd.org. Rose Circus and Jake the Snake holds fall registration for local perform. Tickets are $15. youth. Costs are $80 for Micro Friday, July 24, 6 to 8 p.m., the • Monday, July 20, 8 p.m., Division (4- and 5-year-olds); second of five installments of the Clutch performs with Baroness $105 for Under 8 Division; and free Point Loma Concert Series, and Lion Ize. Tickets are $19 in $124 for Under 10 through advance, $22 at the door. Under 12 divisions. For informa- featuring Jumping Jack Flash. The concert series takes place at • Wednesday, July 22, 8 p.m., tion and forms, visit Point Loma Park, corner of Wailing Souls perform with Cualwww.plsa4kix.org. Catalina Boulevard and Varona li, Hi Roots and DJs Irie Eyes, Street. For more information, Selecta Fari and Chunky Roots. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT visit www.plconcerts.org. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Through July 26, varying dates Saturday, July 25, 10 a.m. to 3 • Thursday, July 23, 8 p.m., and times, Westminster Presbytep.m., Point Loma Artists Associa- Iron Works performs with Mad rian Church’s Vanguard Theatre tion hosts “Art at the Library,” an Martigan, Fuzz Huzzi and presents “Bye Bye Birdie.” Perexhibition of works for sale with a Medicine for Madison. Tickets are formances are 8 p.m., Friday, portion of the proceeds benefiting $8. July 17; 8 p.m., Saturday, July
• Friday, July 24, 8 p.m., Latin Funk Festival featuring Elijah Emmanuel, Agua Dulce, Locos for Juana and Bayonics. Tickets are $15. • Saturday, July 25, 9 p.m., Cash’d Out (Johnny Cash tribute band) performs with Pushin Rope. Tickets are $15. • Sunday, July 26, 4 to 6 p.m., Reggae Sundays featuring Stone Senses. Free. Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, (619) 224-3577 • Friday, July 17, 8 p.m., Gabriel Iglesias. Tickets are $39. • Sunday, July 19, 7:30 p.m., Jewel performs. Tickets are $65.50. • Monday, July 20, 7:30 p.m., Tears For Fears performs with Wainwright. Tickets are $80. • Tuesday, July 21, 8 p.m., The Moody Blues perform. Tickets are $85. • Wednesday, July 22, 7 p.m., Hapa/Ledward Kaapana/John Cruz perform. Tickets are $35. • Friday, July 24, 7 p.m., Joel McHale performs. Tickets are $49. • Sunday, July 26, 8 p.m., Chicago performs. Tickets are $86. • Tuesday, July 28, 7 p.m., George Thorogood and the Destroyers perform with Jonny Lang. Tickets are $77. • Friday, July 31, 6:30 and 9 p.m., Jim Gaffigan performs. Tickets are $45. Humphrey’s Backstage Lounge, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, (619) 224-3577 • Saturday, July 18. 10:30 p.m., The Southern Troubadours perform. Cover is $17.
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Advertising Sales Professional Wanted San Diego Community Newsgroup is seeking an honest, hard working, experienced, professional advertising sales person who would enjoy prospering here. Join our team in a friendly, casual office with a core of competitive, successful sales people. Located in the heart of Pacific Beach, we own and publish four community newspapers in La Jolla, Downtown San Diego, Pacific & Mission Beach, Ocean Beach and Point Loma. Also part of a regional network of community newspapers with combined circulation of apx. 200,000. Advertising sales experience in print and web are a major plus for this position. This position is salary plus commission in a protected territory. The compensation is competitive with other media companies in San Diego.
PEACHES is as sweet as her name implies! She’s a spunky, 1-yr-old Pekingese mix, weighing just 11 pounds. Peaches loves outings and enjoys the company of other dogs. She’s looking for an adopter to take her on adventures, invest time in her obedience training, and give her a lap to cuddle in. You’ll be rewarded with unconditional love and little doggy kisses. Peaches is being fostered in a private home as part of the FOCAS rescue program. To arrange a meeting, call 858-205-9974. Her $150 adoption fee includes microchip, license, vaccinations, and spay.
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Lucky was rescued off the streets of SE San Diego abandoned by a roadside. Lucky and many other Rescued Cats and Kittens are looking for loving permanent homes. Come visit them at the La Jolla Petsmart located in La Jolla Village Square. For more information please visit our website at
TWINK 7yr old neutered male. Pekinese/spaniel mix. Good with cats and kids and other dogs. Really good on a leash. Snuggles in blankets and pillows as you can see! Very mello cutie pie! Darling underbite.
Call SNAP foster at 760-815-0945 if interested
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COMPANION / HELPER will travel, errands, shopping, light cooking, light housekeeping, Dr. Appts. Have great references Call 619206-1428
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DEL MAR WATER VIEW HOME lease swap or sale.. 619 454 4151, Realtor Geo. Jonilonis
MAC TOOLS is currently seeking new distributors in La Jolla and surrounding areas. Our Distributors are independent business owners who sell to automotive professionals in their own assigned unique territory. We will provide you with industry leading training and support programs. All you need to get started is good credit, available savings, and a drive to win. Interviews will be held on Tuesday July 14, Wednesday July 15, Thursday July 16 at the Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina 2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego CA 92106. For more information call Leanne Davids at 714-904-1212 or 877-MACTOOLS
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TEN UNIT CONDO PROJECT, plus retail near USD, Del Mar, water view home. Buy, or lease option 21,000 ft Kearny Mesa office building.18 miles Baja oceanfront Idaho Resort F & C $625,000, Try your sale, exchange ideas? Geo. Jonilonis, Rltr. 619 454 4151
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NATIVE WILDLIFE SOLUTIONS NO HARM wildlife removal and exclusion from your home. 858-869-4872
TRACTOR 2002 John Deere 5205 Diesel, price $4300, Mower, Loader, 4WD, pictures and details at email@example.com, (650)719-0346.
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RESALE & NEW women’s clothes, accessories, shoes, jewelry, $5 - 35, Designer BARGAINS, Tierrasanta. (619) 985-6700
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MARINA DISTRICT Unique 2500 sqft luxury loft. No HOA fees own the land! (619) 307 9328. www.maritimeproperties.net
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Rentals FABULOUS DEL MAR OPEN HOUSE water view, 4 BR, 3ba home, lots of upgrades, 3,000 Sq ft including huge basement, Reduced in price, on lgcorner lot 1569 San Dieguito Dr. Open Sunday. 1 to 4PM, For sale, exchange or lease owner/agent 619 454 4151
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Apartments For Rent 1 BR APARTMENT FOR RENT in Point Loma for $950 mo. Garden apartment in quiet area; parking for small car only. Dog yard with deposit. New paint and carpeting; laundry on site; fruit trees available 13th mo. free Mr. Crane 619-222-2849 2 BR APARTMENT FOR RENT in Point Loma for $1,050 mo. Garden apt in quiet area; parking for small car. Cat with deposit, laundry on site, fruit trees and rose garden 13th mo. free 619-222-2849
Sundays, 9 & 10:30 a.m. 4377 Eastgate Mall Our new 3.6-acre site in UTC-La Jolla
FRIENDLY COMPLEX Point Loma $850.00$980.00 Modern 1BR, energy efficient appliances, parking, laundry, storage lockers onsite, water paid quick access to Frwys, beaches, Navy, airport, Liberty Station. 619339-8357
REAL ESTATE 800 Condos For Sale
DJ, KARAOKE, PRIVATE PARTIES Including weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries and any event you can think of. Also available for clubs and bars. Make your next event the best ever with So Cal Sings Karaoke and DJ Pros. Your complete musical entertainment source. Providing quality entertainment for San Diego County since 1980. DJ Music, videos and karaoke for all ages and tastes. Rentals also available with everything oncluding free set up and delivery Also available weekly for your club or bar. Call today for information or a free quote (858) 232-5639
MAC TOOLS is currently seeking new distributors in La Jolla and surrounding areas. Our Distributors are independent business owners who sell to automotive professionals in their own assigned unique territory. We will provide you with industry leading training and support programs. All you need to get started is good credit, available savings, and a drive to win.
BEACH FRONT CONDO - 2BD/2BA Enjoy fantastic sunsets from the living room of your custom Pacific Beach condo. Call (619) 8876990
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FORECLOSED HOME AUCTION ORANGE, LA, RVRSIDE & MORE. 500+ Homes Must Be Sold! REDC/ Free Brochure www. Auction.com
Interviews will be held on: Tuesday July 14, Wednesday July 15, Thursday July 16 Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina 2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego CA 92106. For more information call Leanne Davis at 714-904-1212 or 877-MACTOOLS
LEGAL ADS 700 SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY The Sexton Law Firm has worked to serve thousands of clients for almost 20 years. As a service to new potential clients, The Sexton Law Firm offers a free initial consultation to help assess the client’s needs, and provide additional information. The Sexton Law Firm is ready to serve clients in Southern California and San Diego County with dedication, experience and the expertise to produce the best outcome for your case possible. http://www. jamessextonlaw.com (619) 476-9436
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P E Then you are ready for A Your Own Girl Friday C www.yourowngirlfriday.com E Stacey Blanchet (619) 997-7601
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TREE SERVICES CROWN POINT CLIPPERS, INC.
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WINDOW CLEANING Scott Smith, has been serving the beach communities since 1979.
858-272-ROOF (7663) 619-224-ROOF (7663)
services offered: •Interior & Exterior
Window Cleaning •Construction Clean-up •Residential •Small Commercial •Store Fronts
619.981.0169 licensed & insured
JB’s Window Cleaning & Service
25 Years Experience
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1863 Coolidge St., San Diego, CA 92111
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HANDYMAN DOES IT ALL!! GMD COMPANY (619) 244-9380
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CAREGIVER Wonderful Caregiver looking for a liv-in position. I have 11 years experience, primarily with Alzheimer's, Dementia, Strokes, and Parkinson's. I can do all lifts (Hoyer etc ) Medication's and able to do Insulin shots. Give wonderful showers, creative cook, love all pets. Perfect DMV, and background check.
Please call Laura at 858-243-8288
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THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009
3 bd, 3 ba condo in North Pacific Beach. 2 car garage PLUS 1 parking space. Some bay/ocean views. Great investment at $609,000
Kathy Evans The New New Jewels of Pacific Beach. 1837 Chalcedony — SOLD 1835 Chalcedony Open Sat. & Sun. 2–5
2 Brand New Single Family Homes. Just imagine enjoying 2,300 sq ft. of new & elegant living. Each home has 4BRs, built-in office area, large penthouse room that opens to large bay & ocean view deck.
PRICED TO MOVE YOU!
3 bd, 2 ba house in North Pacific Beach. Beautiful remodel. La Jolla School District. $879,000 2 bd, 2 ba house (with loft). North P.B. La Jolla School District $749,000 Remodeled 4 bd, 3.5 ba P.B. house with ocean views. 8000 sf lot. Close to the beach. Offer accepted but looking for back-up offers. Bargain at $949,000 Ocean Beach 3 bd, 2.5 ba condo. 2 garage parking spaces. Very large patio. Pets O.K. with restrictions. $355,000
STAY-CATION ALL YEAR HERE!
Now is a great time to buy a piece of Mission Beach! • 2-yr-new, 2,640 sf, duplex with 4-car gar! Enjoy sights & sounds of crashing waves from several rooms & decks. Working with Kathy Evans Steps to ocean! $1,550,000 • Adorable 3BR Bayside Court beach cottage $688,000 $659,000 Coastal Properties • 2-yr-new Cape Cod Home. 50 Steps to 858.490.4119 bayfront & 3 levels of bay views! $995K
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#1 in customer Service, Very Reasonable 858.245.1381 contractor’s lic # 507762
OPEN HOUSE directory LA JOLLA Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 12-3pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-5pm Sat 1-5pm Sat 1-5pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 2-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-3pm 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 1-4pm 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 1-5pm
292 Bonair St. 3BR/3BA 1034 La Jolla Rancho 3BR/3.5BA 5444 Chelsea Ave. 3BR/2.5BA 1127 Virginia Way 3BR/3BA 331 Playa del Norte 4BR/4BA 6120 Avenida Chamnez 5BR/5.5BA 6505 Muirlands Dr. 5BR/5.5BA 2610 Inyaha Lane 6BR/6BA 1620 Torrey Pines 1590 Coast Walk 6BR/8BA 935 Genter St. 1BR/1BA 935 Genter #203 2BR/2BA 6349 Via Cabrera 3BR/2BA 329 Bonair #5 3BR/2.5BA 337-341 Playa Del Sur 1BR 292 Bonair St. 3BR/3BA 2139 Avenida De La Playa2BR/3BA 5667 Linda Rosa 3BR/2BA 603 Bonair Pl. 3BR/2.5BA 5183 Chelsea St. 2BR/2BA 5436 Bellevue 3BR 1327 Torrey Pines Rd. 3BR/3BA 1034 La Jolla Rancho 3BR/3.5BA 5450 La Jolla Blvd. D203 5444 Chelsea Ave. 3BR/2.5BA 7124 Olivetas 2BR/2BA 7421 Via Capri 4BR/4BA 5721 La Jolla Hermosa 3BR 1127 Virginia Way 3BR/3BA 1353 West Muirlands 3BR/2.5BA 1306 Nautilus St 4BR/3BA 1156 Nautilus St. 4BR/3.5BA 6794 Avenida Andorra 4BR 310 Bird Rock Ave. 4BR/4BA 331 Playa del Norte 4BR/4BA 6120 Avenida Chamnez 5BR/5.5BA 1626 Clemson Circle 5BR/5.5BA 6505 Muirlands Dr. 5BR/5.5BA 2610 Inyaha Lane 6BR/6BA 6906 Fairway Rd. 6BR/8BA 1620 Torrey Pines
Sun 1-5pm $1,100,000-1,250,876 $1,495,000 $1,595,000 $1,895,000-$2,050,000 $2,950,000 $3,850,000 $4,985,000 $5,350,000 $7,500,000 $8,500,000 $565,000 $699,999 $749,000-$799,000 $888,000 $895,000 $1,100,000-1,250,876 $1,200,000 $1,268,000 $1,295,000 $1,295,000 $1,295,000 $1,345,000 $1,495,000 $1,589,000 $1,595,000 $1,599,000 $1,700,000-$1,900,876 $1,749,000 $1,895,000-$2,050,000 $1,900,000-$2,300,876 $1,950,000 $2,300,000-$2,600,876 $2,349,000 $2,850,000 $2,950,000 $3,850,000 $3,895,000 $4,985,000 $5,350,000 $6,995,000 $7,500,000
Jim Mc Inerney • 858-551-7233 Sharok Eslamian • 858-449-0501 Ben Kashefi • 858-353-2636 Lauren Lombardi • 619-757-4339 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 David Mora • 619-994-2438 Greg Noonan • 858-551-3302 Meg Lebastchi • 858-336-0936 Irene Chandler • 858-775-6782 Elaina Nieman • 619-742-2343 Eric Kalisky • 858-454-5677 Penny Shipley • 619-852-8139 Myriam Huneke • 619-246-9999 Ozstar De Jourday • 619-248-7827 Ed Mracek • 858-382-6006 Jim Mc Inerney • 858-551-7233 Mary Ann Holladay • 858-864-7091 Ozstar De Joourday • 619-248-7827 David Schroedl • 858-459-0202 Michelle Dykstra • 858-344-7653 Megan Luce • 858-864-8370 Jim Mc Inerney • 858-551-7233 Sharok Eslamian • 858-449-0501 Lynda Gualtier • 858-459-0501 Ben Kashefi • 858-353-2636 Linda Marrone • 858-456-3224 Jim Mc Inerney • 858-551-7233 Peter Van Rossum • 858-204-3221 Bobby Graham • 619-379-9668 David Schroedl • 858-459-0202 Charles Stephens • 858-682-5561 David Schroedl • 858-459-0202 Jeff Baker • 858-952-4029 Susana Corrigan • 858-229-8120 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 Ahmad Habib • 619-754-5926 Elena Wilcox • 858-454-9800 Greg Noonan • 858-551-3302 Meg Lebastchi • 858-336-0936 Charles Stephens • 858-682-5561 Irene Chandler • 858-775-6782
1590 Coast Walk
Elaina Nieman • 619-742-2343
Jeff Baker • 858-952-4029
UNIVERSITY CITY Sun 1-4pm
9552 Easter Way
PACIFIC BEACH / MISSION BEACH Ts, W, F 12-4pm Sat,11am-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 12-3pm Sat 1-4pm Sun 11am-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 12-3pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-3pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-3pm Sun 1-4pm
924 Hornblend 2BR Units 924 Hornblend 2BR Units 903 Agate #2 2BR/2.5BA 1020/1022 Felspar 3BR/2.5BA 1836 Reed Ave. 3BR/3BA 924 Hornblend 2BR Units 903 Agate #2 2BR/2.5BA 1020/1022 Felspar 3BR/2.5BA 1836 Reed Ave. 3BR/3BA 2387 Wilbur Ave. 4BR/3BA 2565 Chalcedony 3BR/3BA 1060 Archer St. 3BR/2BA 4945 Emelene & 4939 Emelene St.
$464,000-$595,000 $464,000-$595,000 $499,000 $649,000-$669,000 $689,000 $464,000-$595,000 $499,000 $649,000-$669,000 $689,000 $743,500 $955,000 $995,000 $1,795,000 each
Alex Rojas • 858-427-3664 Alex Rojas • 858-427-3664 Brian Lewis • 619-300-5032 Brian Lewis • 619-300-5032 Jason Stark • 619-459-5152 Alex Rojas • 858-427-3664 Brian Lewis • 619-300-5032 Brian Lewis • 619-300-5032 Jason Stark • 619-459-5152 Marie Tolstad • 858-705-1444 Vicky Campbell • 858-490-6100 Becky Miller • 858-775-5968 Vicki Robb • 858-405-9925
POINT LOMA / OCEAN BEACH Sat 11am-4pm Sat 11am-4pm Sat 11am-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 11am-4pm Sun 11am-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 11am-4pm DEL MAR 1-4pm
639 Silvergate Ave. 4BR/2BA $1,095,000 3345 Lucinda St. 3BR/3BA $1,375,000 821 Armada Terrace 4BR/3BA $2,475,000 1872 Catalina Blvd. 2BR/1BA $479,000 4891 Narragansett Ave. 2BR/1BA $499,000 1140 Catalina Blvd. 2BR/1BA $675,000-$749,000 639 Silvergate Ave. 4BR/2BA $1,095,000 3345 Lucinda St. 3BR/3BA $1,375,000 4319 Del Mar Ave. 3BR/2BA & 1BR/1BA $1,695,000 3639 Charles St. 6BR/5BA $1,875,000 821 Armada Terrace 4BR/3BA $2,475,000 1569 San Dieguito Dr.
Corner Lot 3,000 sq. ft.
Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Cindy Wing • 619-223-9464 Cindy Wing • 619-223-9464 Cindy Wing • 619-223-9464 Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Leslie Reynolds • 619-987-4156 Julie Innis • 619-985-3820 Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Owner/Agent • 619-454-4151
LA MESA Sat 1-4pm
9250 Lemon Ave.
Barb Charett • 619-823-2827
COLLEGE AREA Sun 1-3pm
5476 Redding Rd.
DEADLINE FOR THE OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY IS NOON ON TUESDAYS.
Barbara Slavin • 858-775-6237
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