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THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
Volatile scenario Petition drive seeks to halt gas-laden trucks through neighborhood streets BY ANTHONY GENTILE | THE BEACON
The transportation of excess methane gas from the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant — a city-based plan that involves trucking the gas through Peninsula neighborhoods — has some residents along the proposed route up in arms. The project, first presented to local planners in 2007, is expected to be operational by the fall of 2010. The excess methane gas is being
sold by the city under contract and will be trucked to a biofuel facility in Encinitas. “We’re directly impacted financially and personally in our safety and our sleep at night,” said John Pedersen, a member of a newly formed citizen group called Homeowners for a Green and Safe Point Loma. “By us going door to door, we have found that residents on our affected streets didn’t know and were outraged that they SEE HAULING, Page 4
Residents making noise over heading change at Lindbergh BY ANTHONY GENTILE | THE BEACON
Junior Lifeguards make a splash at OB Pier Members of the San Diego Junior Lifeguard program’s “B” Division, top, take the traditional jump off the Ocean Beach Pier during the summer program’s training event on Wednesday, Aug. 5 (photo by Don Balch). At left, jumpers are captured from underneath the pier by photographer Ronan Gray as members of the “C” Division plunge into the turbulent water below. Right, a happy San Diego Junior Lifeguard signals the “all clear” after taking the drop (photo by Don Balch).
The Federal Aviation Administration-approved use of a 250degree flight departure heading from Lindbergh Field — the result of a new construction project driven by fresh federal economic stimulus money — will put a new area of the Peninsula under the flight path. Concerned residents in the affected areas of south Point Loma are not dealing with the news quietly. “That’s an intrusion and an expanded influence that we were not clearly informed about during this whole planning process.
They did not discuss changing the vectors at all,” said Suhail Khalil, who chairs the Peninsula Community Planning Board’s Airport Committee. “In fact, they adamantly said they would not change the vectors.” Construction to improve the airport’s Taxiway C began Aug. 10. The nine-month project includes the replacement and installation of taxiway edge lights, installation of runway guard lights, replacement and installation of taxiway edge lights and reconstruction of taxiway pavement, according to officials SEE HEADING, Page 3
PLNU standout signs with Padres, others ink deals too BY KEITH ANTIGIOVANNI | THE BEACON
Andrew Bovich, Point Loma Nazarene University’s (PLNU) pitching ace this past season, was signed by the hometown San Diego Padres in June to play in the rookie Arizona League at Peoria. “He was signed about a week after the baseball draft,” said PLNU head baseball coach Joe Schaefer. The Padre scout worked him out and he was signed on the spot.” The 23-year-old southpaw helped lead the Sea Lions to the
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best season in the program’s 60year history with his personal 13-1 record. He also was undefeated in the regular season and posted a dominant (1.70) earned run average (ERA). After the College World Series, Bovich attributed his outstanding year to his time in the Carolina League this past fall, where he gained much-needed experience against professional players. Bovich had modest numbers the previous year (2008) with a 6-4 record, while the rest of the young
Sea Lion pitching staff struggled during the first part of the season. Despite the struggles, Bovich showed signs of promise during the course of the year with a 43-to-15 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 75 innings of work and two complete games. “He’s very excited about getting the opportunity to play with an affiliated club,” Schaefer said. “Before he was signed, he called me for advice and was thinking Former Point Loma Nazarene University pitcher Andrew Bovich has inked a SEE STANDOUTS, Page 7 deal to play for the San Diego Padres’ rookie Arizona League. COURTESY PHOTO
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Contractors sue schools over project pacts Say nonunion apprentices will be denied school construction jobs BY SEBASTIAN RUIZ | THE BEACON
USS Albuquerque joins San Diego-based fleet Sailors disembark the USS Albuquerque and arrive for the first time on Thursday, Aug. 6 in their new home of Naval Base Point Loma. One hundred forty U.S. Navy submariners are assigned to the Albuquerque, which has completed her change of homeport from Groton, Conn. for the first time since being commissioned in 1982. The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine moved to San Diego to maintain 60 percent of the Navy’s submarine force in the Pacific as part of the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review redistribution plan. Albuquerque, like her sister submarines, provides a combination of stealth, firepower and forward presence, which can help a joint force gain access in the early stages of a contingency or campaign, according to Navy officials. Albuquerque will join five other Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered submarines, three torpedo weapon retrieval boats and a floating dry dock homeported in Naval Base Point Loma as part of Submarine Squadron 11. The squadron staff provides training, material and personnel readiness support U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS DAVID QUILLEN for all units.
The San Diego Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) filed a lawsuit against the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) board of education in late June over part of an agreement between unions and the school district mandating that only apprentices associated with a union can work on about $2.1 billion worth of voterapproved school construction bond projects over the next several years. San Diego voters approved Proposition S bonds in November 2008 to repair and improve school facilities and infrastructure. AGC representatives claim the Project Stabilization Agreement, or Project Labor Agreement, violates California law and discriminates against state-approved nonunion apprentices seeking job opportunities without joining a union, said Brad Barnum, AGC
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think they should be working for us.” De Beck added that the suit could hold up progress on school construction projects if the court decides to step in and stop all contracts from moving forward while deciding the case. Lawyers representing AGC could not be reached for comment. The school board, however, has approved agreement and district staff currently work to implement the language for future contracts, he said. Tom Lemmon, business manager for the San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council, said that private contracting groups often sue over Project Labor Agreements. “This lawsuit has no merit,” Lemmon said. “[Courts] have said that this type of agreement is legal.” In June 2004, seven apprentices affiliated with the Associated Builders and Contractors of California (ABC), a state and national association of private contractors, filed a lawsuit against Orange County’s Rancho Santiago Community College District, claiming the community college district’s Project Labor Agreement discriminated against nonunion apprentices, according to ABC documents. A federal judge ruled against the apprentices, according to the statement. As contractors fight to allow state-approved, merit-shop
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San Diego chapter vice president of government relations. The current agreement would prevent approximately 750 San Diego AGC apprentices from working on future Prop S school bond projects, he said. “San Diego is very unique in that [contractors] have a thriving apprenticeship program, a very effective, productive program. I don’t think the [school board] understands that they’ll be shutting that down,” Barnum said. AGC wants the court to stop the school district from “carrying out or enforcing the District’s Resolution or policy in any way,” according to language in the lawsuit. At the least, AGC is asking the court that the “union-only” apprenticeship requirement be removed from the PSA. School district board member John de Beck represents an area comprising several beach community schools in La Jolla and Ocean, Mission and Pacific beaches. De Beck voted against the Project Stabilization Agreement because of the apparent discrimination against nonunion apprentices. Board president Shelia Jackson, and board members John Lee Evans and Richard Barrera, voted for the agreement. De Beck and board member Katherine Nakamura voted against implementing the agreement July 28 during a SDUSD board of education meeting. “It isn’t fair not to be using apprentices approved by the state [of California],” de Beck said. “I
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Cañon St. post office won’t have to take a licking from closure — for now BY ANTHONY GENTILE | THE BEACON
Ten San Diego County post offices recently emerged on a national list of 677 facilities marked for possible closure or consolidation — including branches in Point Loma, downtown and University City. And while early indicators are that the Point Loma facility will be spared, the downtown and University City locations are not out of the woods yet, according to postal officials. The list was presented by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to the House
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with the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. “In redoing the taxiway,” said Airport Authority senior public relations specialist Sharie Shipley, “we are making the runway more efficient and safer for all the planes that do arrive here and depart from here.” In order to alleviate potential traffic on the taxiways during the construction, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the use of the 250degree departure heading. The FAA currently allows headings of 275 and 290 degrees. “During construction, a third departure path will allow us to depart more aircraft during very busy times,” said FAA WesternPacific Region communications manager Ian Gregor, “thus easing congestion on the ground.” Gregor insists that the 250-
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of Representatives on July 30 and included the facility at 2931 Cañon St. in Point Loma. Of those 677 facilities identified nationally, however, none will be subject to closure in the immediate future, according to postal officials. “It’s customary. This process we’ve had in place for many, many years,” said USPS spokesperson Don Smeraldi. “Like any business, we’re always looking for ways if we have extra space.” The possibly targeted facilities downtown and in University City
are located on 2692 C St. and 3298 Governor Drive, respectively. “With the financial situation we’re in, it’s becoming more important than ever,” Smeraldi said. “From a national level, they said out of all the 3,000 post offices that are in urban centers and cities, are there any that we could possibly consolidate.” Smeraldi confirmed that the Point Loma branch was on the original review list. Smeraldi said, however, that the Cañon Street branch is safe for the moment.
“They’re not under review anymore,” Smeraldi said. “If we don’t get some legislative relief and the mail volume continues to climb the way it has been, we’ll revisit things as time goes on.” Smeraldi said the list is part of the Postal Service’s regular review process. He said all affected parties, including employees, employee unions, customers and city officials, would all be notified well in advance of any possible consolidations or closures. “It’s so preliminary and all the
stakeholders would all be kept informed,” Smeraldi said. “It’s not something that can happen overnight.” According to Smeraldi, the process of reviewing whether to close branches will not even start until the fiscal year begins Oct. 1. He said the beginning of the new fiscal year is not a deadline for any decisions to be made and that a timetable on closures is unknown.
degree heading will be used only when it is completely necessary. He said the FAA expects an average of fewer than 10 flights a day to use the heading during the construction as a temporary option. “This is just another one of those times when they feel it’s necessary in case they need them. There’s no guarantee that they’re going to get 10 airplanes a day on the 250 (-degree departure heading),” said Dan Frazee, the Airport Authority’s director of noise mitigation. “They’re just saying that the possibility exists if we have backup that they’ll use that as a viable option,” he said. This new departure heading, however, has left some residents in areas of Point Loma feeling a little uneasy. Khalil said the new heading presents a huge noise impact and sends flights over Dana middle, Silvergate elementary and Warren Walker schools. “Anything south of the 275
heading is what we’re opposed to,” Khalil said. “We don’t want to see fanning of the departure profiles to be a norm as they continue to expand the capacity of the single-runway airport. That’s the only way of doing it.” Khalil said departures from the 250-degree heading put a new group of residents under the flight path – including himself. The Point Loma resident said he does not want planes flying over his home. “I bought my home knowing that I was well removed from the departure profile. A lot of Point Loma community residents feel the same way,” Khalil said. “Overflights are a huge concern — not just noise, but air quality and general quality of life as well,” he said. Lance Murphy, a founding member of SANNoise, a citizenformed committee concerned about airport expansion and how it will affect local communities, echoes Khalil’s concerns.
Murphy said he thinks that as the airport expands, using the 250-degree heading will be necessary on a more permanent basis for it to run at full capacity. “My key issue is I think in the long run they’re going to try and have three departure tracks,” Murphy said, “so they are training the populus to accept this. That’s not right.” PCPB Airport Committee members want the Airport Authority to consider a different method of construction to lessen the need for and impact of the 250-degree departure heading. In a guest commentary in last week’s Beacon, Khalil suggested that the Airport Authority utilize the concrete ramp near the general aviation facility as an alternative path, as well as constructing the eastern half of the taxiway during curfew hours of 11:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., segment project construction, sequence departures from the north taxiway into the south taxiway, allow the 250-
degree heading only between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and not allow MD80 aircraft to depart from the heading at anytime. The PCPB’s Airport Committee also plans to present a draft letter to both Sen. Christine Kehoe and Congresswoman Susan Davis at their next scheduled meeting on Thursday, Aug. 20 addressing community concerns about airport expansion and ramifications on quality of life issues. For more information about the monthly PCPB meeting, visit www.pcpb.net. “We’re in position right now to get Congresswoman Davis’ attention and say, ‘If this is the case and it will become the new norm, we’re going to fight it tooth and nail because that’s not what we want in our community,’” Khalil said. For more information about the citizen group SANNoise, visit sannoise.org. For more information about the Airport Authority, visit www.san.org.
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Sunset hues The skies over Ocean Beach have continued to be brilliant with color as summer continues its annual march. Temperatures and humidity this week were more pleasant than in previous weeks, and more nice weather is said to be in store. Local weather forecasters are calling for mostly sunny to sunny skies through the middle of next week, with highs ranging from the low to upper 70s along the COURTESY PHOTO BY JOE EWING coast.
Explosion backs up N. Harbor Drive for miles Traffic along North Harbor Drive near Lindbergh Field was snarled for hours Tuesday after a natural gas cylinder exploded in the back of a van, according to officials with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. A driver working for a mobile yacht service was cruising near the airport when a tank inside the van exploded with 14 gallons of natural
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weren’t asked.” Pedersen said the group would present a petition to the Peninsula Community Planning Board (PCPB) at their Aug. 20 meeting urging the PCPB to stop the proposed trucking of methane gas through their neighborhoods. Streets along the proposed routes that Pedersen provided include Catalina Boulevard, Cañon Street, Rosecrans Street, Lytton Street, Barnett Avenue, Chatsworth Avenue and Nimitz Boulevard. “They can come and present their petition,” said PCPB chair Charles Mellor. “We have open public comment at the beginning of the meeting.” Mellor and city project manager Tom Alspaugh said they were unaware of the petition drive. “It is of note,” Alspaugh said. “We are, as a project group, have been very concerned about the Peninsula community as a whole.” In addition to starting the petition that now has garnered at least 85 signatures, Pedersen – who lives on Catalina Boulevard – distributed a letter last month around his neighborhood. The letter, entitled “Point Loma Residents Seeking Alternatives to Neighborhood Truck Transport of High Pressure Natural Gas — Coming in 2010,” outlines the group’s concerns. “I crafted a letter from me and
what I basically did was go door to door from the end of the Point all the way through Lytton,” Pedersen said. According to Pedersen, the citizens group wants the issue to be reopened and the project changed so that it doesn’t involve the trucking of the methane gas. Pedersen said he feels the project was not properly vetted with the community, that it needs an environmental impact study and that transporting high-pressure gas through neighborhoods is both unsafe and will decrease the value of houses along the route. He does, however, feel the idea of transporting excess methane gas is a good one. “We’re not at war with anybody,” said Randy West, a member of the citizen group who lives on Chatsworth Boulevard. “We’re just saying there’s a way to do this better than the way they’re doing it right now.” Alspaugh said the city tried to make this a public process along the way. He said he has met with the community about eight times during the planning phases of the project. “There was a public process where we advertised to the public if they had any kind of concept that they could finance under our conditions and put together a proj-ect and propose something that was reasonable, we would listen,” Alspaugh said. It is unclear, however, whether it is too late for citizen outcry to make an impact on the project
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apprentices to work on future San Diego school district construction projects, community advocate organizations continue to defend the PSA. In a statement to the SDUSD board, Corinne Wilson, research and policy analyst for the Center
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on Policy Initiatives, said agreements like the PSA help set standards for employee healthcare and funnel jobs to communities historically suffering from higher unemployment rates. More than 29 school bond measures have project agreements similar to the SDUSD’s Proposition S Independent Oversight Committee, with union apprenticeship programs graduating a vast
majority of minority and female apprentices, according to the statement. “PLAs (project labor agreements, or project stabilization agreements) are not new,” Wilson said. “They’re just new to San Diego.” The school board has a little more than a few months to fully implement the PSA language for future construction bids.
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A market-based water conservation makes sense homes and businesses. It is important that we work quickly in developing a longterm plan in addressing our water crisis. In May 2010, the San Diego County Water Authority is expected to let districts throughout the county know if further water reductions are needed. The Water Authority issued a mandatory 8 percent reduction in San Diego starting COUNCIL CORNER June 1. It is my intent that we By KEVIN FAULCONER are prepared for further reductions, eliminating the use of stop-gap measures that No time to waste. No water would ultimately hinder our to waste. local economy and quality of Many of us have heard the life. slogan, and numerous San As I’ve said, I believe the Diegans are heeding the advice quickest and most cost-effecof Mayor Jerry Sanders and tive approach to water conserthe City Council. Citywide, we’ve seen a 19 percent reduc- vation is through the use of rates to discourage waste. tion in water use in the last Once such a system is in place, year, but our supply is shrinkwe will be able to focus on ing and our costs are rising. We have to make changes in long-term infrastructure projects that include increasing how we use water and from our local water supply and where we get it. lowering our dependence on It is my belief that the best imported water. way to achieve reductions in Eighty-two percent of the water usage is through a marwater we use in San Diego ket-based approach. In other words, the city needs to create comes from the SacramentoSan Joaquin River Delta and an aggressive “tiered rate the Colorado River. Since we’re structure” for its water consumers. In such a system, effi- dependent on that water, we cient users would be rewarded are subject to the rate increases of transferring that water. with lower water bills and wasteful users would be penal- These costly transfer rates are expected to increase 20 perized with higher bills. cent over the next three years. The good news is some The city is conducting studrestrictions, such as watering ies on how to effectively days, can be eliminated with the successful implementation increase our local supply. I’d of a tiered system because the also like to see San Diego work market will determine efficient with private businesses to water users, meaning many of determine the feasibility of installing a desalination plant those who are wasteful will in the city — similar to one likely reduce their consumpscheduled to be constructed in tion so they can lower their the city of Carlsbad. cost. It’s similar to gasoline We all need to do our part to consumption. When gas prices rise people drive less. I believe conserve water. It’s a priority at my house, that we can see similar effects something my wife and I disfrom a tiered rate water syscuss with our two young chiltem. Numerous studies, including dren. Overall, our water use those conducted by the Califor- has steadily dropped — from an average of 18.25 units in nia Department of Water 2007 to 15.16 units in 2008 to Resources, have indicated the most effective means of reduc- 13.6 units so far this year. That’s a 34 percent reduction ing water consumption is in two years. Although we’ve through modifying rates. cut back, we’re continuing to It is my goal to implement a look at ways to decrease our model that is effective yearuse. round and does not require continuous council approval. If — Council President Pro implemented correctly, we can Tem Kevin L. Faulconer repreadopt a system that reduces consumption year-round, elim- sents District 2 in San Diego, inates the use of watering days including the Point Loma/Ocean Beach communifor customers, and avoids the ties. use of water cops to monitor
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about playing for an independent league in the Midwest until the Padres signed him.” The San Clemente native transferred to PLNU two years ago from Riverside Community College and was part of a state championship team. His Arizona League numbers included allowing 10 hits, 4 runs and 8 strikeouts in 9.1 innings of work, with a 2.89 ERA in 7 games. Bovich then moved up to Eugene, Ore., where he has appeared in three games. “The Padres scouts were interested in him (Bovich) before the draft, but he didn’t throw too fast, about 82-84 mph. Teams don’t always want to take a risk,” Schaefer said. Bovich is one of three players from the 2009 PLNU squad to sign with a major league club. Kurt Steinhauer was drafted in the 24th round by the New York Mets, then played 12 games in the Gulf Coast League. But he has quickly moved up to the advanced rookie Appalachian League at Kingsport, Tenn. the past 12 games. “It is very exciting to get a chance to play,” Steinhauer said. “When I was a kid, I would dream about getting the opportunity to play baseball. Even though I grew up a Dodgers fan, I’m definitely a Mets fan now.” The Kingsport Mets are currently 14-23 but have won four straight games. Despite the relatively short time since he was drafted, Steinhauer has been able to compare college baseball to professional baseball.
Although area lifeguards said they remain confident they pulled enough votes from an Aug. 1 election divorcing about 100 full-time workers and additional seasonal guards from their current union in favor of forming a local 911 Teamsters union, some said by no means will the margin be wide. “We’re confident that we’re over the top,” said San Diego lifeguard Sgt. Ed Harris, whose support of the Teamsters climaxed in recent months when he filed a lawsuit against the guards’ current union, the Municipal Employees Association (MEA). “We’ve kept a kind of tally,” Har-
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Former Point Loma Nazarene University slugger Kurt Steinhauer is batting .324 with the Kingsport Mets in the Gulf Coast League after being drafted in the COURTESY PHOTO 24th round by the New York Mets.
“They almost feel like different sports,” Steinhauer said. “In college, you play three or four games a week then get days off and are well-rested. But professional baseball is more of a grind because you play every day. “Personally, I like it better because you get the opportunity to come back the next day if you didn’t play that well the day before,” he said. “I love playing baseball and it is awesome to get the opportunity to play everyday.” Steinhauer is currently hitting .324 at Kingsport. Meanwhile, former Sea Lion
Kaohi Downing was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 50th round and is also playing in the Arizona League. Other PLNU players who have been signed by major league teams are pitcher Mike Ekstrom, a member of the 2004 College World Series team who has split time between the minor leagues and the Padres, and Jonnie Lowe, who is currently pitching in the Class A advanced Carolina League with the Winston-Salem Dash. Lowe went 5-7 in 22 appearances with a (4.10) ERA with Class A Kannapolis in 2008.
“It’s about the extra facility space, and maintaining a retail presence in the area just depends on where that might be,” Smeraldi said. “We’ve determined that about 30 percent of our retail revenue doesn’t take place at a traditional post office anymore.” Smeraldi said more customers are using the USPS website, which allows customers to ship packages without leaving their houses. Other locations that offer similar services to the post office include contract postal units — stores that the Postal Service contracts with — and grocery stores, warehouse stores and ATMs that sell stamps. “If you’re looking at different possibilities, you probably want to go with the best possibility, in that the
ris said, adding that California will officially announce results from the San Diego lifeguards’ vote Thursday, Aug. 20 at 9:30 a.m. The vote comes on the heels of years of complaints from lifeguards regarding their MEA representation, including a series of safety issues at La Jolla Shores tower and the Children’s Pool tower, which was condemned last year. “We asked [MEA representatives] to come to our facilities meetings for over six years — to any of the facilities meetings held monthly — and they refused to do it,” Harris said. “It’s a place where the union should be pushing for different union issues and having a union representative there is essential.” floor space in this particular location when we consolidate with another one would be to our greatest advantage to do that. So that would probably be the first thing we’d initiate,” Smeraldi said. Smeraldi said some of the potential closures and consolidations might not affect customers at all. “We’re talking about maybe consolidating some of the retail service with a nearby office, or totally transparent to customers, consolidating some of our carrier operations,” Smeraldi said. “We have facilities that are just letter carriers in the building. We may consolidate that building with another one and the customers wouldn’t even notice any impact.” For more information, call (800) 275-8777 between 5 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, or visit www.usps.gov.
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‘Mike Hynson — Transcendental Memories of a Surf Rebel’ — Editor’s note: The Peninsula Beacon continues its monthlong focus on San Diego H20 — a look at the area’s most beautiful seaside locations, water-based actiuities to dive into this summer and the people who make San Diego the envy of visitors from across the globe. BY DON BALCH | THE BEACON
Mike Hynson is a surfer who has experienced some major highs and lows in his 50-year surfing career — literally. In the mid-1960s, Hynson seemed to have everything. He was a handsome, blond-haired athlete with worldwide status gained as one of the co-stars of the iconic 1966 surfing-travel film “The Endless Summer.” He had notoriety as a fine surfboard craftsman with several notable innovations in surfboard design. He was married to Melinda Merryweather, a former Ford Agency model, and was hobnobbing with notable figures in and out of the surfing world. Hynson traveled the world and partied with famed figures like Jimi Hendrix, Timothy Leary
and Andy Warhol. However, like many others growing up in that period of social upheaval and change, Hynson got heavily involved with recreational drug use and eventually crashed hard, landing in jail on numerous occasions. Now, his wild ride through life is chronicled in a new book, “Mike Hynson — Transcendental Memories of a Surf Rebel,” which gives a vivid, personal account of those equally innocent and wild and crazy days. The book is a heartfelt, insightful and emotionally honest recollection of a period of great cultural change in our country. In regard to surfing, it covers a major transitional period with many of the colorful characters who are now considered iconic and legendary figures in the sport’s history. Surfing is only part of the book, however, as Hynson bares his soul when discussing his upbringing, love life, business ventures (both legal and illegal) and his involvement with farEastern spirituality. Chapters devoted to his involvement with
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drugs are candid and revealing while being a fascinating account of those heady times. Portions of the book take place in San Diego beach communities like Encinitas, La Jolla and Pacific Beach, where Hynson initially learned to surf as a young Navy brat. “I rode my first wave at Crystal Pier and got hooked on the thrill,” Hynson said. “Prior to that I had played a lot of golf and caddied at the Mission Valley Country Club for years and might have turned pro if I had continued with it. I would go out on the driving range after it closed and hit all the balls back to the clubhouse.” In 1959, a 17-year-old Hynson acquired an old, discarded balsa wood longboard from a Mission Beach backyard. He cut it down and shaped his first surfboard to favorable comments from his peers. “My cred came from making my first board,” he explained. “The garage was a total mess afterwards, with resin on everything, but the board was unique for the time — light and small.” Amazingly, Paul Schaffer, an old local friend of Hynson, recently contacted him to inform him that Schaffer actually had that original board in a Pacific Beach garage, where it had been for decades. Hynson, who has crafted well over 30,000 surfboards over the decades while working for top manufacturers such as Gordon & Smith, Hobie, Yater, Bing and Dewey Weber, visited and confirmed it was indeed his first board he shaped 50 years ago. One book chapter chronicles Hynson’s meteoric rise to fame as one of the two surfers featured in filmmaker Bruce Brown’s groundbreaking surf odyssey, “The Endless Summer,” along with 18-year-old Robert August. The three traveled the world in 1963 in pursuit of the perfect wave, and the actual journey was not always the happy, fun-filled quest as portrayed in the movie. Hynson did stumble upon the wave site, Cape St. Francis in South Africa, which turned out to be the defining sequence in the film, after getting into an argument with Brown and August and storming off down the beach to a small point he noticed breaking. After sampling its absolute perfection, he hurriedly gathered the others to film its fleeting glory. The rides by Hynson and August at this finely tubing, right-hand point break became the key ingredient Brown needed to transform his film into what became the first wide-release surf film to play in Middle America before daily sold-out shows. “The Endless Summer” eventually made $30 million — an astounding sum for the time — but left Hynson feeling angry, bitter and exploited without more equal revenue sharing from it. Hynson had a falling-out with Brown and August for years but is cordial at reunion engagements these days. “I have issues, but we’re cool with it now,” he said. “I’m social with them.” Hynson recounts tales of early days of living and surfing Hawaii’s famed North Shore of Oahu back when it was barely ridden, including the first time
Surfing legend Mike Hynson’s trials, tribulations and achievements are chronicled in a new book that lends insight and emotionally honest recollections of his life experiences — both in the limelight and on the darker side. DON BALCH | THE BEACON
the infamous Banzai Pipeline break was surfed in 1961. Pipeline, with its shallow, coral cave-ridden bottom, was considered too dangerous prior to surf legend Phil Edwards initially tackling it. “I spotted for Phil Edwards, who was scared to death, but he rode the first waves out there and I ran out with my board when I saw other people starting to show up,” Hynson recalled. One chapter describes his first encounter with the mindexpanding drug LSD while at Blacks Beach with a fledgling psychedelic spiritual group called the Brotherhood of Eternal Love. It started as a seemingly positive, life-changing experience that led to an eventual path of selfdestruction. Dr. Timothy Leary and the biggest cocaine dealer in California were a couple of the people Hynson spent considerable high times with. As his involvement with drugs expanded, he vividly recounts a stressful trip to Nepal when he and two friends smuggled hashish inside three hollowedout surfboards. Considering the times and how hazy some of these memories could be, Hynson brings a real feel for the mood, atmosphere and emotions while visiting Nepal and experiencing an opium den, risking extended jail time to bring large quantities of hash back to the states. It was in jail, during a later drug bust, that Hynson first started penning his memoirs. “I was reading so much, I got so into it,” he said. “Then I started writing about people and things that inspired me and it just flowed – a stream of consciousness. It was like a 12-step process and I wrote hundreds of pages.” Behind-the-scenes tales of incidents are detailed in an informative and almost amusing manner, considering how outrageous some events were. In 1970, the psychedelic concert flick “Rainbow Bridge” was filmed on Maui, featuring visiting Stratocaster guitar maestro Jimi Hendrix, who played a concert in an open cow pasture below Haleakala Crater. The film also featured Hynson, David Nuuhiwa and others surfing on the island. Hynson had co-started a compa-
ny called Rainbow Surfboards, which featured colorfully designed artwork, one of which is shown in the movie being cut open to reveal bricks of smuggled hash. The film debuted in 1972 in Laguna Beach and the turnout had a large number of narcotics officers on hand to witness much of the audience lighting joints. “It was so smoky you couldn’t see the stage, and we had these Rainbow boards lined up around the screen,” Hynson recalled. “After the narcs saw the movie, they were pulling over everyone with a Rainbow surfboard on top of their car and harassing them. It was really ridiculous.” Nowadays, Hynson, 67, is clean and fit and works doing research and design on surfboards in Encinitas. He also shapes custom board orders for a large Japanese clientele. His high-performance quad-fin boards are in strong demand. Golf is still a big passion in his life, and he plays “every chance I get,” he said. Asked recently if he might have changed anything if he could have known where his life’s path would lead him, he responded emphatically, “Absolutely not! “I’m having a rebirth now,” he added. “I’m starting my own surfboard business with my son, and it’s so much fun. Life keeps getting better.” The book project, six years in the making, has been enjoyable for him. “These are good, real stories with lots of photos and it’s been a whole learning process in the publishing world,” he said. “I’ve had all kinds of good responses from it.” Michael Hynson has caught a new kind of perfect wave and is clearly enjoying the ride. “Mike Hynson – Transcendental Memories of a Surf Rebel” by Michael Lear Hynson and Donna Klaasen Jost is published by Endless Dreams Publishing. The first, limited-edition book signing is scheduled for Aug. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the California Surf Museum, 312 Pier Way in Oceanside. Visit www.endlessdreamspublishing.com for book purchases and more information.
SAN DIEGO H2O Legacy of San Diego boatbuilders encapsulated in coffee table book REVIEW BY JOE DITLER | THE BEACON
The legacy of Kettenburg Boat Works can be seen in the sheer number of wooden vessels still plying the Pacific Ocean. It’s a story of the last of the “amateur” yacht designers, builders and racers to gain a following based on the quality of their work alone, rather than on an academic pedigree. They were sailors first, designers after. The San Diego-based company started in 1919 as grassroots as could be, lowering handmade boats into the swampy waters off Shelter Island on roughly hewn wheels and ways. Workers had to wait for high tide to lift their larger creations out of the mud. The San Diego Maritime Museum, in conjunction with Mystic Seaport Museum, has produced a vivid coffee table book titled “Building Kettenburgs,” which captures the legacy of the Kettenburg family, its boats and what made the Kettenburgs so special.
“Initially, building the Kettenburg boats provided the basis for a family business,” said Raymond Ashley, director of the San Diego Maritime Museum. “Ultimately, it provided a kind of maritime immortality, a deepening patina of legend that has followed the boats themselves as they sail across the decades and generations.” Ashley said the Kettenburg Pacific Class (PC) was the first popular class of ocean sailing boat in Southern California that people of ordinary means could aspire to own. Today, there are dozens of them still afloat and racing. The PC fleet is extremely active (and inexplicably competitive) on a weekly basis in San Diego. The Kettenburgs created a name that people could trust and a boat one knew would not fail them. They were known for their integrity and their appreciation of both the people building and the people buying their boats. A plaque hung in Paul Kettenburg’s office heralding two simple words: “People Matter.”
“Building Kettenburgs,” by Mark Allen, chronicles the rich history of the successful business that grew to be one of the maritime mainstays at Shelter COURTESY PHOTO Island.
From high-speed v-bottom rumrunners of the 1920s to the PC sailboats of the 1930s; from government fishing boats and plane-rearming contracts during World II to the classic Pacific Cruising Class (PCC) after the war, the Kettenburg boats left their mark on the world of boating.
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“Building Kettenburgs” is 224 pages of well-researched information on the Kettenburgs and their product, carefully prepared by historian Mark Allen. Among the chapters are “Early Ideas and Designs,” “Rumrunners,” “Birth of the PC,” “Greyhounds of the Sea,” “Wartime Competition,” and “The Kettenburg People.” Paul and George Kettenburg have passed on, but the Kettenburg family fully cooperated to bring this graphic and insightful book to completion, sharing photographs that had never been seen by the public. The photographs alone are spectacular. Combine this with the research and lively anecdotes concerning the Kettenburgs and their AT YOUR FINGERTIPS boats and one has a book that he “Building Kettenburgs” or she will be proud to set out for By Mark Allen others to see. No dusty bookshelves 224 Pages for this quality volume. 199 Images “Building Kettenburgs” sells for Hard cover only $50 and is available at the San $50 (U.S.) Diego Maritime Museum store. Published by Mystic Seaport For more information, call (619) Museum and the San Diego Mar234-9153, ext. 108, or visit itime Museum www.sdmaritime.org. ISBN: 978-0-039511-26-6
The photographs alone are spectacular. Combine this with the research and lively anecdotes concerning the Kettenburgs and their boats and one has a book he or she will be proud to set out for others to see.
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Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Heat garlic, cilantro and chili paste. Sauté onion until tender. Stir in carrots and potato, cook 5 minutes and then pour in vegetable broth. Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, or until potatoes and carrots are soft. With a hand blender, blend until smooth. Makes 4 to 6 servings Have extra cilantro? Try…
Cilantro Slaw 5–6 cups shredded cabbage 1 cup firmly packed cilantro leaves, minced ¼ cup lime juice 1 Tbsp. each water and honey ½ tsp. cumin seeds (you can purchase as little as you need from People’s Co-op’s bulk herb dept.) Salt and pepper to taste In a large non-metal bowl, mix all ingredients together. Voila!
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HEALTH · BEAUTY · FASHION · FUN Mai Blossom Eco Wellness Salon Coming Soon… Beautiful Hair Nestled in the heart of Point Loma, Mai Blossom Eco Wellness Salon combines Eastern philosophies and western science to create a beauty and wellness experience unlike any other in the area. Launched to meet the needs of a growing segment of men and women concerned about the level of toxicity found in most traditional salons, Mai Blossom offers salon services, such as haircuts, ammonia-free hair color, facials, waxing, signature massages and body treatments, using natural and organic products. Approximately 55 percent of salon clients suffer from symptoms caused by ammonia-based hair color, according to recent research. Mai Blossom uses ammonia-free hair color and ecofriendly products so clients are not exposed to toxic fumes and harmful chemicals found in traditional salons. Mai Blossom Eco Wellness Salon is deeply committed to health and longevity of our clients, our community and our environment, therefore we offer only natural, organic and eco-friendly products and services. We invite you to a transformational experience at Mai Blossom Eco Wellness Salon, 1800 Rosecrans St., San Diego, CA 92106.
Learn Your ABCs: August Belongs to Children! Summer is half way through, the nights are cooling off, and the kids are gearing up for school. At O.B. People’s Organic Food Coop, we think this is the perfect time of year to focus our attention on the health of our youth. Well nourished kids are well prepared for a long day at school, so start browsing the Co-op shelves for all the fresh, wholesome, organic foods you’ll need to fill their little lunchboxes. Here in San Diego summer seems to linger and the O.B. People’s Co-op produce department makes it easy to savor every little bit of this delicious season with seasonal organic berries, melons, peaches, and mangoes… guaranteed to keep you full of summertime goodness. Don’t forget to stop by and enjoy the art created by students from O.B. Elementary. You’ll find the Co-op at 4765 Voltaire Street, where everyone can shop, and anyone can join! We are open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 619-224-1387, www.obpeoples food.coop.
Ask Dr. People’s Q: Dear Doc, I love corn on the cob in the summer, but is corn really that good for me? Terri Aki A: Dear Terri, The one vegetable that symbolizes summer more than any other, except the tomato, most likely is sweet corn, and to answer your question, yes it is good for you! It’s super nutritious, as it’s loaded with vitamins C and A, B1, B2, B3 and B6. Corn also supplies you with a good dose of complex carbohydrates, fat, calcium, iron, potassium, and even protein. So keep the salt and butter to reasonable levels and grab another cob, and remember, organic is best!
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Nati’s Mexican Restaurant Best Overall Restaurant
Thanks For Voting Us Best Overall Restaurant and Best Patio Dining for 2009 • Cocktails • Ample Parking • Candelight Dining • Beautiful Garden Patio Nati’s Mexican Restaurant 1852 Bacon Street • 619–224–3369 One block from O.B. Pier • www.natis.sandiegan.com
The votes are in, and the readers have chosen Nati’s Mexican Restaurant as the best local restaurant! It’s no wonder, as Nati’s has been serving the finest Mexican dishes made from scratch with fresh ingredients for 49 years. The owners pride themselves on serving virtually every dish made to order, including their delicious chili rellenos made with fresh chilies while providing patrons with affordable prices. They offer a variety of margaritas, Mexican and American beers, cocktails and wines. Diners may enjoy indoor dining or patio dining. Nati’s is open daily at 11 a.m. for lunch and dinner with plenty of parking available. Hours vary with the season. Be sure to ask about the daily luncheon specials.
Wow Cafe (Walking On Water) Best Fish & Chips
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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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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?
Kirin Sushi Best Sushi Thank you for voting us Best Sushi and for your continued support as we celebrate our 8th Anniversary. Join us for half price Sushi Rolls as our Thanks. (16 rolls to choose from) Our daily Happy Hour from 4–7:30pm, features a large Saki or Soporro for $4.50; small $2.00 and any wine $3.00 a glass. So join us for endless happy hour after happy hour half price rolls all day.
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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!
Pacific Shores Best Bar Pacific Shores is an award winning cocktail lounge that was established in 1941! You’ll find great drinks, great people and great prices. Sea life murals, etched mirrors and service from our giant seashell bar give a classic 40’s look and retro experience. Smoking areas, pool room, and parking. The jukebox music selection varies from 40s jazz favorites to current selections, carry listeners to another place and time. The Happy Hour is legendary — 10 am–2 am. Located only two blocks from the world famous Ocean Beach Pier. Logo shirts are also available.
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The European Cake Gallery Best Bakery The European Cake Gallery is more than just an item or two. Apple, pumpkin and other pies line the shelves as surely as the German chocolate and white Bavarian cake entries, legendary carrot cake & cupcakes, cookies and fruit bars – and you haven’t lived until you’ve tried a piece of the Swiss Black Forest. It’s three layers of chocolate cake filled with a light chocolate mousse and whipped cream, iced with whipped cream and either milk chocolate or white chocolate shavings. That’s a lot of “chocolates” in one sentence – stop by here, and you’ll taste the justification for each one.
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Got Acai? Well if you’re looking for the best in town, you’ve found it and at a reasonable price. Plus you’ll find delicious smoothies, wraps, fruit salads, fruit and vegetable drinks, bagels for breakfast, subs and more. And if you still need a healthy boost, how about a shot of wheat grass! So skip the fast food chains and grab a fast and delicious meal or snack — your body will thank you.
Cafe India Best Indian Restaurant The oldest Indian restaurant in San Diego, Cafe India offers a casual and comfortable dining experience. While serving Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian delights, they are especially friendly to Vegan requests. Enjoy worldly music and a fresh cup of chai or a cold fresh juice while working on your computer (WI-FI users welcomed). Their newest feature: affordable dance, yoga and cooking classes.
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Serving Lunch & Dinner Vegetarian Buffet $7.95 (non-veg options available) Chicken and Lamb Curry Lunch Specials: $7.95 - $9.95 Full menu featuring vegetarian and non-vegetarian entrees Fresh juice bar Weekly and monthly dance. yoga and cooking classes
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SPORTS 13 Get a kick out of Liberty Station kickball championship Saturday THURSDAY · AUGUST 13, 2009
THE PENINSULA BEACON
BY DAVE THOMAS | THE BEACON
Plenty of folks should be getting a kick out of the second annual National Kickball Championship, presented by VAVi Sport & Social Club, on Saturday, Aug. 15. The sporting event takes place at Point Loma's NTC Park from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (an after-party follows). The registration deadline for the event is today, Aug. 13. Participants will be battling for trophies and prizes with chances to finish in first and second place in the Kick Ass Division, first and second place in the Just for Kicks Division and Best Costume & Raffle Prizes (no athleticism required). Participants can act like a kid again and be crowned champion of the playground (or class clown of the playpen) in the biggest, most ridiculous, most inappropriate kickball tournament in the world. There are limited team spots available. With two divisions, the National Kickball Championship is for everyone. Whether participants are seasoned veterans or haven't played since third grade, they are guaranteed to have a ridiculously good time. There are a variety of prizes for the different division champions. Kick Ass Division champions: • Gunnar Optiks glasses per player. • Saturday Street Scene ticket per player. • Team name on all VAVi kickballs for one year. • Free VAVi kickball team. • VAVi house party (beer, Miller cups, cozies, key chains). Kick Ass Division, 2nd place: • Gym pass (one month) to the
• AMP energy case.
Wavehouse Athletic Club per player. • 50 percent off VAVi league team.
Co-ed teams of 12-15 players (six men and four women on the
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There will also be music featuring live DJs. For more information, call (858) 273-3485, ext. 10, or visit www.govavi.com.
Just for Kicks Division champions: • Revive Health Spa massage per player. • Friday Street Scene ticket per player. • Boomers go-cart and/or miniature golf per player. • VAVi house party (beer, Miller cups, cozies, key chains) Just for Kicks Division, 2nd place: • Gym pass (one month) to the Wavehouse Athletic Club per player. • Boomers go-cart and/or miniature golf per player. Best Costume Division: • Boomers go-cart and/or miniature golf per player. Raffle prizes: Proceeds from the tournament raffle will be donated to "Saving The Firepits" and "Surf-Aid." Tickets are $5. • Nine Fish surfboard - Surf Aid branded with art of Jay Alder. • Street Scene tickets. • Gunnar Optiks glasses. • Surf & Skate gift certificates. • Surf Shot magazine subscriptions. • Revive Health Spa massages. • Wavehouse Athletic Club onemonth gym memberships. • Ocean Experience surf and skate schwag. • Miller Lite beach towels. • Free VAVi kickball league memberships. • Free wakeboarding class from the Mission Bay Athletics Club. • Free Boomers go-carts and/or miniature golf. • Honest tea case.
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SPORTS Peavy trade saves Padres Billie Jean King hosts junior nationals 14
THURSDAY · AUGUST 13, 2009 THE PENINSULA BEACON
a bit of payroll, little else BY MARTIN JONES WESTLIN | THE BEACON
Area lore has it that on Friday, Aug. 1, the agent for Padres pitcher Jake Peavy woke his client from a nap to tell him a trade to the Chicago White Sox was his for the taking — all Jake had to do was waive his no-trade clause, part of his $11 million contract for 2009. Acknowledging that he likely won’t play out his San Diego contract, the 2007 Cy Young winner, hobbled by a tendon tear in his right ankle, said yes to the Sox deal, just as he had said no in May. Chicago, which is contending for the American League Central title, is now on the hook for Peavy’s salary. The compensation rises incrementally to a high of $17 million in 2012, with a $22 team option the following year. And the Padres get four pitching prospects out of the transaction — presuming even two of them develop nicely, it’s a cinch the Dads will come out ahead in the deal. But right now, it’s Peavy’s $11 million that looms large for the Padres’ money men. It’s nearly one-third the entire team payroll of $37 million, which ranks 28th out of 30 franchises (the New York Yankees have the largest, with nearly $210 million). It also helps illustrate the
topheavy feel to the club’s salary roster. Right fielder Brian Giles, pitchers Chris Young and Heath Bell and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez command about $17 million of the remaining compensation, leaving only $9 million distributed between 16 players. Gonzalez has been making noise about leaving for the Boston Red Sox; if that transpires, the payroll would theoretically realize an immediate additional savings of $3,125,000. Beyond that, the team’s lowly payroll stature not only reflects the team’s make-up but its onfield play. As of Aug. 11, San Diego had won six of its last 10 games — but it’s saddled with a record of 48-66, also 26th best out of 30 teams. Of course, that’s something of a coincidence. Even so, the loss of Peavy tends to underscore it, sort of like a self-fulfilling prophecy yet to play itself out. Jake has to do what he has to do, and at only 28, he’s faced with professional and personal decisions that affect not only him but also his wife and kids. It’s only too bad that those decisions have such far-reaching effect in the cultural fortunes of the eighth largest city in the United States. The recession alone has fueled the surly mood around here for months — and now this.
BY DAVE KENSLER | THE BEACON
During her remarkable career on the professional tennis tour, Billie Jean King won 39 Grand Slam championship — 12 in singles; 16 in doubles and 11 in mixed doubles. However, those championships and others she won are only marginally on her radar now, thanks to a lesson King learned from her father at a young age: never looking back. It is a lesson which propels her to this day on her approach to life. “The first time I was ever on the front page of the sports section in my hometown newspaper, it was for losing a tennis match 6-0, 6-0,” King said. “I did not even win a single game. My father told me to never worry again about what is printed about me or my performance because it is about yesterday.” Today, almost 20 years have passed since she last played competitively, yet King continues to move forward and enjoy every opportunity which comes her way. Last week, King played host for an event she created, the Advanta World Team Tennis Junior Nationals, held at the Barnes Tennis Center. There were 16 teams from throughout the United States made up of six players each, three boys and three girls all in the age range of 14 to 18. It is doubtful one could find many retired professional athletes in any sport, 20-some years removed from the competition, who will spend four days with nearly 100 teenagers. “I love it,” said King during an
interview at last week’s event. “Every year, I learn more and more how smart all of these kids are about life.” Unlike many celebrity event hosts who may make just a keynote speech or two, King is hands-on the entire Junior Nationals event. Between giving seminars off the court, coaching sessions on the court, meeting with teams and individual players and offering advice to team coaches, she is involved with the competition from start to finish. So what is her best advice for working with teenagers? “Be truthful,” King said. “Kids want to know the truth and you better be honest and tell them. By doing so, not only do you teach them but they also teach you.” At the conclusion of the competition, King, whose life never seems to hit the pause button, headed for Washington, D.C. There she was honored Aug. 12 as one of 16 people receiving from President Obama the nation’s top civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. “The word ‘freedom’ has always been one of my favorites ever since I was a young girl,” King said. “I love history. Think about what it means. The freedom to worship. The freedom to believe in a cause.” Yet for King, the honor means more than just what she has achieved or done in her lifetime. “This award also belongs to everyone who has helped me along the way in my life,” King said. “My parents and brother, Clyde Walker, who first taught me how to play tennis and made it fun, teachers I had in school.” This was not King’s first time
Public Notice NAVAL BASE POINT LOMA SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA Formation of Restoration Advisory Board Membership Solicitation The Department of Defense recognizes the importance of stakeholder participation as part of its Installation Restoration (IR) Program. Therefore, Naval Base Point Loma (NBPL) is announcing the establishment of a Restoration Advisory Board (RAB). The RAB is intended to enhance public participation by involving the local community in the environmental restoration process. The RAB is an advisory body designed to act as a focal point for the exchange of information, between NBPL and the local community, regarding restoration activities. The RAB is intended to bring together community members who reflect the diverse interests within the local community, enabling the early and continued two-way flow of information, concerns, values, and needs between the affected community and the installation. RAB membership is a voluntary, non-compensated activity. RAB members will be asked to meet regularly to review and comment on technical documents and plans relating to the ongoing environmental studies and restoration activities at NBPL. Members will be expected to serve as a liaison with the community and be available to meet with community members and groups. Membership terms will be decided by the RAB. All RAB meetings will be open to the public. Technical support staff will be available to provide informational support and to assist RAB members with technical issues. Community members interested in forming a RAB for NBPL are invited and encouraged to submit a membership application. Membership applications are available on line at: https://www.cnic.navy.mil/PointLoma/Programs/Enviromental/index.htm Or, you may request a RAB membership application form from: Ms. Allison Basche NBPL Remedial Project Manager Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest 2730 McKean Street, Building 291 San Diego, CA 92136 email@example.com
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meeting Obama. In June, she was at a conference focusing on the impact of Title IX when a woman told her, “The president wants to meet with you.” “I thought she meant the president of one of the organizations who were part of the conference,” King said. “So I asked, ‘Which president?’ To which the woman replied, ‘The President of the United States. He is waiting for you now.’” In the ensuing 20-minute conversation, King was stunned to learn Obama was a longtime admirer. “The president told me when he was 12 or 13 years old he would come watch me practice at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, which, of course, is the school he attended,” King said. “Then he told me in later years of places in Chicago where he would watch me train too. I could not believe it.” King said Obama also told her, “I just knew you were going to beat Bobby Riggs,” referring to her much-celebrated match with Riggs, an achievement often cited as playing a significant role in the enormous growth of tennis in the 1970s. The theme for last week’s Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony was “Agents of Change.” In addition to King, some of the other recipients included Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female Supreme Court Justice; renowned South African freedom fighter Desmond Tutu; actor Sidney Poitier; and acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking. For more information, visit www.wtt.com.
AFC half-marathon to challenge runners Two-time defending women’s champion Hiromi Ominami of Japan and an international field of world-class athletes will take to San Diego’s streets for the 32nd annual America’s Finest City Half Marathon (AFC Half) on Sunday, Aug. 16. More than 9,000 runners are expected to participate in the soldout half-marathon and accompanying AFC 5K road races, according to event organizers. The professional women’s field also includes the event’s 2008 runner-up Hyvon Ngetich, 24, of Kenya and Ominami’s identical twin sister, Takami, the 2008 fourth-place finisher and 2007 runner-up. The men’s field will feature a strong contingent of Africans and Americans alike. Ethiopian Ezkyas Sisay and Kenyans Jynocel Basweti, Ernest Kebenei, Stephen Muange, Japheth Ngojoy and Elisa Korir Chumo will line up with fourtime All-American Matt Downin, two-time All-American Kris Houghton, Jesse Armijo, Sergio Reyes and Mario Macias. Competitors in the halfmarathon will vie for $13,700 in prize money and bonuses. The AFC Half point-to-point course starts at the Cabrillo National Monument, runs along the San Diego Bay and through downtown and finishes in historic Balboa Park. The accompanying AFC 5K starts and finishes in Balboa Park. For more information, call (760) 692-2900, or visit www.afchalf.com. — From staff and contribution
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 15 Hall set to launch CD-release party for ‘Schwagtown’ at The Harp THURSDAY · AUGUST 13, 2009
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BY BART MENDOZA | THE BEACON
The lure of San Diego’s pop culture to musicians may seem like a recent trend, but it has actually been a reality for decades. Some of the most recent notable performers include Jewel (Alaska), Jason Mraz (Virginia) and Grand Ole Party (San Francisco). Yet jazz and pop artists, such as Frankie Laine (Chicago), began arriving in the late ’60s. Perhaps the most important influx of new blood came during the early ’80s, when transplanted performers such as the Unknowns (Georgia) and Mark DeCerbo (New York) were establishing themselves on the local club circuit. Singersongwriter Peter Hall, a longtime mainstay of the local pub and coffeehouse circuit, arrived on that wave. Hall will perform at The Harp in Ocean Beach on Sunday, Aug. 16. The show will be a CD-release event for Hall’s latest album, “Schwagtown.” “The title is my nickname for Ocean Beach,” Hall said. “I was briefly in a band called the Schwags, and since OB was my adopted home for 20 years, it felt appropriate to bring it all together for a title.” Raised in Massachussetts, Hall originally attended college in Durham, N.H., arriving in San Diego in 1980. He lived in Ocean Beach for the first 20 years before settling down in Clairemont. He said his reason for the move west was pragmatic. “I had nothing to lose,” Hall said. “I had dropped out of college and
the California dream was calling me.” His sister had recently relocated to San Diego, making the area an even more obvious choice. Hall got his start in music a little later than the average musician, learning to play the guitar at age 20 in 1979. He cites two main reasons for his foray into music. “The first thing that comes to mind is all the artists that were happening in those days,” Hall said. “You had the classic stuff like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, punk was happening and there were a lot of artists like Elvis Costello and The Pretenders starting out. It was a great time for music.” The move from fan to musician came with his arrival at college. “It seemed like guitars were everywhere,” Hall said. “Guys were jamming in dorm rooms, playing on the lawns; it was everywhere. It appealed to me, so I went out and bought a cheap guitar and learned a few chords. It wasn’t long before I knew that writing and performing is something that I would want to be doing for the rest of my life.” Hall has released two previous albums, “Ataraxia” (1995) and “Uncluttered” (2002), with original music being the main focus. “Schwagtown” mixes things up a little more, including only five originals among the 12 tracks. The album includes classic blues songs such as Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love” and Willie Dixon’s “You’ll Know Me,” alongside more contemporary material such as Bob Dylan’s “You Ain’t Going Nowhere.”
Peter Hall performs at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Harp, 4935 Newport Ave. in Ocean Beach.
“I suppose I had other songs of my own that could have been included,” Hall said. “But when I play gigs I include a lot of classic blues tunes. As it became time to put the album together, these songs seemed to fit the bill better. As it turns out, they give a pretty accurate representation of the cross-section of songs you might hear at one of my shows.”
Not your childhood Oz: ‘Wicked’ blows into Civic BY CHARLENE BALDRIDGE | THE BEACON
Dorothy’s house still makes a direct hit on the Wicked Witch of the East and Dorothy still melts the Wicked Witch of the West by throwing a bucket of water on her; however, this is not Dorothy’s Oz. It’s the land of Oz as seen through several amusing prisms. First there was L. Frank Baum, the originator known as the royal historian of Oz, who began a series of popular children’s books in 1900. The first was titled “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Evolved from a series of refractions came multiple Tony Awardwinning 2003 stage musical titled “Wicked.” Winnie Holzman’s book for the musical is based upon Gregory Maguire’s amazing and amusing novel, “The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West,” in which Dorothy is quite peripheral. The real story concerns two witches, one wicked and the other Glinda the Good (think Billie Burke in the 1939 film). Stephen Schwartz (“Godspell,” “Working,” “The Children of Eden”) wrote music and lyrics. A box office bonanza for all concerned, “Wicked” is still playing on Broadway. Currently there are six international companies and two national tours, one of which is seen at the Civic Theatre through Aug. 30, presented by Broadway/San Diego, a Nederlander Presentation. Readers who hope to see “Wicked” should act now. Tickets are scarce. Here’s the story: Glinda (soprano Katie Rose Clarke) floats to earth in a bubble,
Donna Vivino is Elphaba, future Wicked Witch of the West, in the musical “Wicked” at the Civic Theatre. PHOTO BY JOAN MARCUS
much like Burke’s good witch, to rejoice over the death of the Wicked Witch of the West. The rest of the story is a flashback evoked by the question, “You and the Wicked Witch were friends at one time, weren’t you?” Indeed, Glinda and Elphaba (powerful Donna Vivino) and Elphaba’s wheelchair-bound sister, Nessarose (Amanda Rose), were students together at Shiz University, run by Mme. Morrible (Myra Lucretia Taylor). Other characters include Fiyero (handsome baritone Richard Blake), the prince both Glinda and Elphaba love; Boq (Ben Liebert), the Munchkin who loves Glinda; an old goat of a professor (Paul Slade Smith); and the Wonderful Wizard himself (Lenny Wole). Onlookers learn how the flying monkeys came to be, from whence came the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion, and how Elphaba, who becomes the witch of the West, got her undeserved reputation as wicked. The score includes such unforgettable numbers as Elphaba’s “The Wizard and I,” ”I’m Not That
Girl” and “Defying Gravity,” sung when she enchants a broomstick and escapes from the Emerald City. As for the voices, Vivino’s Elphaba gets all the “belt” numbers, and considering that she started her career at 8, singing Young Cosette in “Les Miserables,” her voice is in remarkably fine shape with no apparent holes in the vocal line. To boot, she is a fine actor. Clarke’s Glinda is the best I’ve ever heard vocally. She has an amazingly free and lovely high voice, with little of the unpleasant rapid vibrato that plagues so many others. The rest of the company is just fine, more than adequate. The costumes and sets, by Susan Hilferty and Eugene Lee, respectively, are marvelous to behold as lit so beautifully by Kenneth Posner. Tony Meola’s sound has good balance with the singers and the 14piece orchestra. Purists may object to the twisted plot and the fact that Dorothy and her beloved companions are absent; others find the preachy elements to do with the mistreatment of Oz’s talking animals tedious. This writer, who learned to read with the Oz books, finds it all surprisingly good fun. “Wicked” continues at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 30 at the Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. Tickets range from $25 to $128 and are available at the Civic Theatre ticket office, (619) 570-1100, and Ticketmaster, (800) 982-2787, or BroadwaySD.com.
Now a 30-year veteran of the local music scene, Hall said he is pleased with his career to date and is looking to “take things to a new level.” But whatever lies ahead in terms of sale and airplay for “Schwagtown,” he considers the joy he gets out of playing music to be the true benchmark of success. “There’s nothing better than
the feeling I get at the end of a gig when the audience responds,” Hall said. “That’s a feeling of accomplishment my day job never gave me.” Peter Hall performs at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16 at The Harp, 4935 Newport Ave. The show is for those 21 and up and there is no cover charge. For more information visit www.myspace.com.
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August A Look Ahead COMMUNITY/CIVIC Friday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m., the Ocean Beach Historical Society holds its monthly meeting on the subject of “Our Legendary Men and Women Surfers from the 1930s to Early 1960s.” The meeting takes place at the Masonic Hall, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. For more information, visit www.obhistory.wordpress.com. Saturday, Aug. 15, 1 to 3 p.m., author Destry Ramey will read and sign her new children’s picture book “Why Am I Dark?” The book is the second in the Adventures of Hunter and Ramona Pug series. The event takes place at the Young at Art Children’s Art Center, 1821 Cable St. Kim Howell, a longtime Ocean Beach resident and owner of the art center, will be featured as the book’s illustrator. For more information, call (619) 459-1955, or visit www.youngatart.biz or www.pugadventureseries.com. Sunday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Bank of America hosts a free family movie night in honor of the men and women serving in America’s armed forces. The event will feature free popcorn and free admission to “Night At the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.” Festivities begin at 7 p.m., followed by the movie at sundown. The event takes place on the flight deck of the USS Midway, 910 N. Harbor
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Peninsula players take all in District 32 Peninsula Little League’s Junior Division All-Star team captured the District 32 Championship last month in University City, going undefeated in the tournament by beating Scripps Ranch 11-3 in the championship game. The team continued to the Section 6 Championship Tournament in Oceanside before losing to Mission Trails in the semi-finals. The boys had a two-run lead going into the bottom half of the last inning, but Mission Trails scored three to ultimately win 8-7. Shown are (standing, from left) Dan Yourg, manager; Adam Da Rosa; Rick Lemmel, coach; John Yourg; Max Kaderabek; Caleb Bombaci; Mitchell Mudgett; Garrett Rice; Will Morse; Bolt Seymour; Kevin Morse, coach; Ross Lemmel; Frankie Lopez; COURTESY PHOTO BY PAT RICE Josh Azar. Kneeling, from left, are James Klueber and Bryce Zander.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Through August, San Diego Watercolor Society presents “Vacation Travels” exhibition with original artwork by local artists. The free exhibition takes place at the society, 2825 Dewey Road in the NTC Promenade of Liberty Station. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Sundays. For more information, call (619) 876-4550, or visit www.sdwc.org. Friday, Aug. 14, 6 to 8 p.m., the last of five installments of the free Point Loma Concert Series, featuring Soul Persuaders. The concert series takes place at Point
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3200 ADAMS AVE. STE. 103
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Or by appointment Timber Bamboo (Old Hami) Black Bamboo Golden Goddess, Alfonscar and other Tropical Plants (5- & 15-gallon)
SAN DIEGO, CA 92116
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Hedges hauling • Reasonable Rates Free Estimates • References
You Call-We Haul! No Job Too Small! Evictions, cleanouts, construction debris, tree trimming, etc.
services offered: •Interior & Exterior
Window Cleaning •Construction Clean-up •Residential •Small Commercial •Store Fronts
619.981.0169 licensed & insured
Scott Smith, has been serving the beach communities since 1979.
858-272-ROOF (7663) 619-224-ROOF (7663)
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1863 Coolidge St., San Diego, CA 92111
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MARC CASSON 858-627-0639
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(619) 241-1231 not licensed
Cleaning & Service
• Mini Blinds
Guaranteed Work · Power Washing 25 Years Exp. · References Available
3¢ Color Copies
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Fully licensed and insured. Lic# 723867
Only $35/hr. Master Carpenter w/ 25 years experience. Interior /exterior woodworking (ex-termite inspector) Quality design fence work wood /vinyl Professionally Installed windows & doors Drywall Install/Repair and finish work. Detail Quality Painting Light Electrial & Plumbing
All Phases of Concrete Driveways · Patios · Sidewalks
From one original only, 100 min. on 8.5 x 11”
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10% SENIOR DISCOUNT
Over 20 years experience in San Diego
30 years experience
HANDYMAN DOES IT ALL!! GMD COMPANY (619) 244-9380
SPECIALIZING IN HARDWOOD FLOORS JOHN WEIGHTMAN
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Office, residential & vacancy cleanings
San Diego Business for over 14 years
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CA Lic# 740784
P 20 yrs E xperience
Remodel · Additions Bath · Kitchens Decks · Fences
D.K. TILE Repairs, re-grouts & installations of all ceramic tile & stone. All work done by owner.
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Facial • Waxing Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:00am to 6:00 pm Must present coupon for discount
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858.382.1140 Insured Free Estimates Lic# 92394
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REAL ESTATE DIRECTORY · THE PENINSULA BEACON
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
CA DRE Broker's # 01312924 Karen Dodge CA DRE Broker's # 01312925 Mike Dodge
House on a Full Lot in North Pacific Beach 5 Blocks to the Ocean
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!
1133 Tourmaline St., San Diego, CA 92109 Single Story, four bedroom, two and 1/2 bath house on a full (6,100 s.f.) lot. Hardwood floors. Fireplace in the living room. 2 car garage (modified). Centrally located near shopping and restaurants. Sunny, south facing back yard
Karen: 619-379-1194 • Mike: 619-384-8538 E-mail: Karen-Mike@San.rr.com Web: www.karen-mike.com
Offered at $769,000 GREAT VALUE!
WHAT R U WAITING 4? Interest rates go up? 92109 Summer Specials
La Jolla • New Construction • 3BR/2.5BA • Solar Electric • Air Conditioning • 2-car Garage • Draper Ave in “the Village”
• 3BR Mission Beach cottage $649K Working with Kathy Evans
• Crown Point New Home, luscious, 1,975 sq. ft., bay view $939K • Crown Point 50 ft. of bayfront condo $649K
“I’LL COME TO YOUR RESCUE” WWW.BERNIESOSNA.COM
STAY, SEE & DREAM SAN DIEGO
Work with a Beach Specialist
Only 6 left !
(619) 977-4334 CELL (858) 490-6127 DIRECT
Just Liste d!
Four fabulous 2- and 3-bedroom NEW construction condos in the heart of Pacific Beach! All units are move-in ready with private garages, outdoor living and many upgrades! A Must See!
$519,000 – $556,000
AMAZING VALUE IN OCEAN BEACH Fabulous, almost-new, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home centrally located close to beach and downtown OB! Spacious and immaculate inside, with beautiful, neutral decor. Open floor plan with large rooms. Move-in ready with new carpeting, paint, and fenced-in patio.
Anne Zalatan Mirkin 858.922.1254 DRE#01030537
OPEN HOUSE directory LA JOLLA Sat 1-4pm Sat 11am-4pm Sat 2-4pm Sat 12-3pm Sat 1-3pm Sat 2-5pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-5pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-5pm Sat 1-5pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 12-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 12-3pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 12-3pm Sun 12:30-3:30 Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 12-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 2-4pm Sun 12-2pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-5pm Sun 1-5pm
1327 Torrey Pines Rd. 3BR/3BA 7536 Draper 3BR/2.5BA 366 Forward St. 3BR/3BA 6349 Via Cabrera 3BR/2BA 1000 Genter #305 3BR/2.5BA 5524 Waverly Ave. 5BR/5BA 1127 Virginia Way 3BR/3BA 331 Playa del Norte 4BR/4BA 2610 Inyaha Lane 6BR/8BA 6505 Muirlands Dr. 5BR/5.5BA 1620 Torrey Pines Rd. 8BR/9BA 1590 Coast Walk 5BR/6BA 1327 Torrey Pines Rd. 3BR/3BA 220 Coast Blvd. #1M Studio 5451 La Jolla Blvd. 2BR+Den/2BA 7536 Draper 3BR/2.5BA 329 Bonair #5 3BR/2.5BA 7451 Girard Ave. 1BR/2BA 8180 Gilman 4BR/4BA 7453 Girard Ave. 2BR/2BA 8696 Nottingham Place 3BR/2BA 5444 Chelsea Ave. 3BR/2.5BA 1040 West Muirlands 3BR/3BA 5721 La Jolla Hermosa 3BR3BA 1334 Caminito Arriata 4BR/3BA 5524 Waverly Ave. 5BR/5BA 5511 La Jolla Mesa Dr. 4BR/4BA 7320 Caminito Cruzada 5BR/5BA 386 Mesa Way. 4BR/4BA 551 Rosemont 2BR/3BA 5445 Candlelight Dr. 4BR/6BA 6003 Vista de la Mesa 3BR/2BA 331 Playa del Norte 4BR/4BA 358 Belevedere 4BR/4BA 7124 Country Club Dr. 5BR/6BA 203 Rosemont St. 3BR/3BA 2610 Inyaha Lane 6BR/8BA
LA JOLLA, continued Call for price $829,000 $950,000-$1,050,000 $749,000-$799,000 $1,560,000 $1,795,000 $1,895,000-$2,050,000 $2,695,000 $4,950,000-$5,350,000 $4,985,000 $7,500,000 $8,500,000 Call for price $395,000 $625,000-$659,000 $829,000 $888,000 $995,000 $1,100,000 $1,150,000 $1,150,000 $1,595,000 $1,695,000 $1,749,000 $1,175,000 $1,795,000 $1,795,000 $1,845,000 $1,850,000 $1,890,000 $1,990,00-$2,290,000 $2,100,000 $2,695,000 $2,990,000 $3,300,000 $3,888,000 $4,950,000-$5,350,000
Jim Mc Inerney • 858-551-7233 Terry Mobley • 858-490-6100 Andrew Jabro • 858-525-5498 Myriam Huneke • 619-246-9999 Ozstar De Jourday • 619-248-7827 Ben Kashefi • 858-353-2636 Lauren Lombardi • 619-757-4339 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 Vic Ter-Martirosyan • 858-848-4640 Greg Noonan • 858-551-3302 Meg Lebastchi • 858-336-0936 Meg Lebastchi • 858-336-0936 Jim Mc Inerney • 858-551-7233 Mary Mc Gonigle • 858-361-2556 Gloria Quinn • 619-840-7412 Howard Bear • 858-490-6100 Laurie Rogers • 858-442-8947 Mindy Flanagan • 858-922-5996 Bobby Graham • 619-379-9668 Mindy Flanagan • 858-922-5996 Renee Gill • 619-339-6000 Ben Kashefi • 858-353-2636 Helena Holloway • 619-829-2636 Peter Van Rossum • 858-204-3221 Prudential / Janet Armstrong • 858-775-9469 Mark O’Gorden • 858-869-7188 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 Laleh & Niloo • 858-518-4209 Andrew Jabro • 858-525-5498 George Humphreys • 858-699-2220 Sheila Pousti • 858-504-2020 Jeff Baker • 858-952-4029 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 George Humphreys • 858-699-2220 Thomas Moran • 858-405-7609 Jackie Helm • 858-354-6333 Vic Ter-Martirosyan • 858-848-4640
Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-5pm Sun 1-5pm
6505 Muirlands Dr. 5380 Calumet Ave. 1620 Torrey Pines Rd. 1590 Coast Walk
5BR/5.5BA 4BR/2BA 8BR/9BA 5BR/6BA
$4,985,000 $5,450,000 $7,500,000 $8,500,000
Greg Noonan • 858-551-3302 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 Meg Lebastchi • 858-336-0936 Meg Lebastchi • 858-336-0936
PACIFIC BEACH / MISSION BEACH Tu, W, F 12-4pm
Alex Rojas • 858-427-3664
Sat 11am-4pm Sat 12-3pm Sat 1-3pm Sat 11am-1pm Sat 11am-3pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 11am-2pm Sun 11am-4pm Sun 12-3pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-3pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 2-5pm
924 Hornblend 1022 Felspar 1836 Reed Ave. 1327 La Palma 5B 822 Nantasket Ct. 3940 Gresham St. #224 1327 La Palma 2B 924 Hornblend 1022 Felspar 1836 Reed Ave. 2387 Wilbur Ave. 2543 San Anselmo St. 822 Nantasket Ct. 2565 Chalcedony 4046 Riviera Dr.
2BR Units 3BR/3BA 3BR/3BA 3BR/2BA 2BR/2BA 2BR/2BA 3BR/2BA 2BR Units 3BR/3BA 3BR/3BA 4BR/3BA 4BR/2BA 2BR/2BA 3BR/3BA 3BR/3BA
$519,000-$556,000 $649,000 $659,000 $875,000 $895,000 $995,000 $1,199,000 $519,000-$556,000 $649,000 $659,000 $743,000 $695,000-$745,000 $895,000 $949,500 $699,000
Alex Rojas • 858-427-3664 Brian J. Lewis • 619-300-5032 Kirsten Aristizabal • 858-349-6194 Kristina Uteg • 619-347-0033 Catherine Viani • 858-823-2787 Elaina Nieman • 619-742-2343 Kristina Uteg • 619-347-0033 Alex Rojas • 858-427-3664 Brian J. Lewis • 619-300-5032 Joann Mockbee • 619-200-8194 Marie Tolstad • 858-705-1444 Brant Westfall • 858-922-8610 Lawrence Tollenaere • 858-740-1011 Vicky Campbell • 858-490-6100 Sandra Hatherly • 858-490-6100
4BR/3BA 10000 Sq. Ft. 2BR/2BA 3BR/2.5BA 4BR/3BA 10000 Sq. Ft. 4BR/3BA
$999,500 $1,375,000 $599,000-$649,000 $875,000 $999,500 $1,375,000 $2,500,000
Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Patti Adams • 619-887-9313 Cindy Wing • 619-223-9464 Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Robert Realty • 619-852-8827
Cheryl Mc Grory • 858-361-4806
POINT LOMA Sat 11am-4pm Sat 11am-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 11am-4pm Sun 11am-4pm Sun 11am-4pm
529 Rosecrans St. 425 San Gorgonio 4867 Orchard Ave. 1944 Catalina Blvd 529 Rosecrans St. 425 San Gorgonio 821 Armada Terrace
UNIVERSITY CITY Sat 12-3pm
8286 Avenida Navidad #1 2BR/3BA
DEADLINE FOR THE OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY IS NOON ON TUESDAYS.
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