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Warfare center places Point on global stage Peninsula’s interface buoys Navy mission BY ANTHONY GENTILE | THE BEACON

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) in Point Loma gave Peninsula residents a peek this week into what it does. Officials from the Navy lab, which is dedicated to development of warfare technology for government and private entities, held its annual public forum at the Hervey/Point Loma Public Library on Aug. 31. “Our community is a global community. But what we do globally

wouldn’t exist if we didn’t have the support of the community that we have locally,” said SSC Pacific commanding officer Capt. Mark Kohlheim. “The command couldn’t succeed without local community support.” At the 2 1/2-hour session, community members learned about SSC Pacific, what it works on and about educational outreach efforts in the community. A question-andanswer session followed. “We have to have a dialogue SEE NAVY, Page 4

An illuminating experience Visitors to Cabrillo National Monument were treated to something a little special during the National Park Service Founders Day on Aug. 25. The event, which celebrates the birthday of the Cabrillo monument and the Park Service as a whole, allows visitors to climb the ladder of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse and see the actual lamp up close, as well as to venture out on the catwalk outside to catch a glimpse of the breathtaking panorama of the COURTESY PHOTOS BY JIM GRANT ocean and entire city. Cabrillo National Monument turns 100 in the year 2013.

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OB bodysurfer, 47, still finding passion in fitness, competition BY DON BALCH | THE BEACON

Rich Loughridge loves the ocean. The Ocean Beach resident can look to the sea from his hilltop home and frequently takes the short trip down to the 24-hour swimming zone near the Avalanche jetty to hit the waves. Although he enjoys surfboarding, Loughridge said he has a real passion for bodysurfing. “It’s the purest form of wave riding,” Loughridge said. “It’s a great workout for your whole

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center engineer Robin Laird, center, demonstrates scientific principles to elementary school children participating in a COURTESY PHOTO U.S. NAVY FIRST Robotics Team sponsored by SSC Pacific.


body.” Loughridge, 47, who works in the cable TV management business, put his bodysurfing skills to the test recently in the Chubascos Body Surfing Contest held at Huntington Beach and won the Senior Men’s 40 & Up Division. Then he surprised himself by taking out the Grand Champion trophy after claiming victory over a heat of other division win- Rich Loughridge of Ocean Beach ners. He received an artistic recently captured the Grand Champisculpture of a bodysurfer riding onship trophy at the Chubascos Body Surfing Contest in Huntington Beach. SEE BODYSURFER, Page 7


Rep. Bob Filner said he is optimistic that the California Coastal Commission’s (CCC) Aug. 13 decision to deny the city a secondarytreatment waiver for the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant will be overturned within two months. Filner said he is optimistic even though he has yet to receive a response to his letter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asking the governor to overturn the commission’s decision. “If we don’t hear from the gover-

nor, I’ll follow up on it and we’ll introduce legislation and try to pass that within a few weeks,” Filner said. “We expect within a month we should be able to get back on track on this stuff.” Filner said that in addition to his own letter to the governor, the city is simultaneously appealing the decision to the U.S. Department of Commerce. If neither of those pursuits work, Filner said he will craft the legislation. “We’re going along those three tracks and we’re working on all of SEE WAIVER Page 7

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Ex-Midway Museum payroll head pleads guilty to fraud BY NEAL PUTNAM | THE BEACON

The former payroll manager for the USS Midway Museum pleaded guilty Aug. 26 to grand theft and fraudulent appropriation. Veronica Gonzalez Monay, 35, of San Diego, acknowledged the $111,000 embezzlement seven weeks after San Diego police arrested her July 8. She had worked for the museum for three years. San Diego Superior Court Judge Michael Smyth set sentencing for Sept. 24. Monay faces a maximum term of four years in prison and made "no deals" with Deputy District Attorney James Teh. However, Smyth indicated he might consider probation and work furlough if she qualifies, according to court records. The thefts began on April 3, 2007 and ended on Dec. 30, 2008. Museum president and CEO Mac McLaughlin declined comment when Monay was arrested but did say the museum reported the embezzlement to police. Monay was convicted of a similar crime in 1997, but the finding was reportedly expunged. Monay has not been able to post $100,000 bail since her arrest and remains in the Las Colinas Detention Facility in Santee. "She is extremely remorseful for what happened,” said Gretchen von Helms, Monay’s attorney. “She will be ordered to pay restitution, to make full restitution. She is

She is extremely remorseful for what happened. She will be ordered to pay restitution, to make full restitution. She is working to cash out her 401(k) (account). GRETCHEN VON HELMS DEFENSE ATTORNEY

working to cash out her 401(k) (retirement account)," which would be turned over to the museum. "She definitely wants to do what she can." The museum, whose exhibits include 25 restored World War II aircraft, is located at 910 North Harbor Drive alongside the Navy pier. When the Midway was christened in 1945, it was reportedly the largest ship in the world. Approximately 225,000 men and women served aboard the ship, the longest-serving naval aircraft carrier of the 20th century, from 1945 to 1955. The museum is a popular tourist attraction and boasts the most visits to a floating ship in the world.

Class of 2010 leaves its mark The mix of clouds Monday night added to the sunset silhouette of a new feature atop the tall island rock off Sunset Cliffs. Members of the Point Loma High School class of 2010 installed their graduation year atop the rock during high tide the night before, paddling out on a longboard and attaching the numbers with steel spikes. COURTESY PHOTO BY JIM GRANT

City to revisit traffic calming along Sunset Cliffs BY ANTHONY GENTILE | THE BEACON

The nagging issue of traffic calming on Sunset Cliffs, spearheaded by the Slow Down Sunset Cliffs effort started a year ago, became a key topic of the Aug. 26 meeting of the Ocean Beach Town Council (OBTC). A representative from the city’s Traffic Engineering Division was

on hand and decided that a new traffic study will be done in the cliffs area. The town council supports Slow Down Sunset Cliffs’ efforts in the matter, according to OBTC board of directors president Jim Musgrove. “The city traffic and engineering people are going to come out and do another more in-depth study into the actual traffic flow, and

we’ll see how that turns out,” Musgrove said. “Our point is that the data they were using was old and, most likely, flawed.” Musgrove said the city will schedule the traffic analysis as soon as the citizens group presents locations and dates for survey to the town council. SEE TRAFFIC, Page 7

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Sea-based garbage patch sampled BY JULIE KINYOUN | THE BEACON

For 20 days this past August, a group of oceanography students from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), accompanied by public service organization Project Kaisei, traveled through the North Pacific Ocean Gyre to sample plastic debris and garbage in the ocean. The Scripps Environmental Accumulation of Plastic Expedition (SEAPLEX) voyaged from southern California to the coastal waters of Hawaii and back to Newport Beach, Ore. It took a first magnifying-glass look at the extent of plastic damage in the North Gyre. SIO director Tony Haymet described the trip as “a forage into the great plastic garbage patch in the north” during a press conference held on Aug. 27, about one week after the expedition returned. The voyage on the research vessel New Horizon was led by SIO graduate student and scientist Miriam Goldstein, who initiated the trip with a funding grant she wrote to gain use of one of the revered SIO research ships. In summary of the research data collected on the ship, Goldstein stated, “We did find debris… coming up in our nets in over 100 consecutive net tows over a distance of 1,700 miles… It is pretty shocking.” She pointed out how unusual it is to pull up the same thing over and over again in different parts of the ocean and surmised that it must mean “there is a lot of plastic out there.” Summarizing their findings, she said, “[There is] not a big island, not a garbage dump [that we] can really see easily.” She

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chemicals. “[We are] very fortunate to have a group of diverse interests working together on this project,” Goldstein said. Overall, they are concerned with how biogeochemical processes that are generally not well understood are affected by the presence of plastics in the ocean. Goldstein called the magnitude of the analysis “scary and complicated.” Doug Woodring, co-founder and project director for Project Kaisei, said that one of their follow-up activities for the expedition is to “help disseminate the findings to a broad audience, including policymakers, business/industry leaders, educators and the general public.” Project Kaisei aims to garner support for future activities related to possible climate and land-based prevention programs. Woodring called the partnership with SIO “an important step towards finding realistic solutions whereby Scripps can provide scientific results and Project Kaisei can provide outreach, inspire solutions and create new fund-raising opportunities.” The group hopes to take an expedition to the South Gyre and collect more data. This expedition would require a larger boat, as the waters in the southern hemisphere are rougher. With partners, SIO plans to raise funds during 2010-11 and gather enough scientists and equipment to execute a successful expedition south. Researchers speculate the plastic accumulation in the South Gyre is twice as much as that in the North. For information, visit


Fine-feathered finds More than 252 species of birds were counted recently during the 13th annual San Diego Bird Festival, sponsored by the San Diego Audubon Society. The species count last year was 254, according to local bird experts. One of the most colorful and vocal bird species spotted was the lilaccrowned parrot, right. These birds are often seen in Point Loma and Mission Bay, where the birds roost at night and feed during the day. PHOTO COURTESY OF KAREN STRAUS

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NewsBriefs Source of diesel spill in Mission Bay probed San Diego Coast Guard discovered a diesel fuel spill approximately 500 yards long in Mission Bay near Seaforth Marina on Aug. 27 at 8 a.m. The diesel spill had dispersed into a sheen across the top of the water so that the Coast Guard was not able to clean it up, according to Henry Dunphy, a petty officer for the Coast Guard. Dunphy called the spill "relatively small." "It doesn't sound small but the amount of diesel to make a 500-


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yard sheen is pretty small," Denphy said. The Coast Guard is investigating the spill to determine its source. The potential suspect could be fined. No beaches were closed or wildlife reported endangered, according to Dunphy.

Task force OKs convention center plan Despite questions regarding funding sources, a task force has approved plans for a $753 million expansion of the San Diego Convention Center. The 15-1 vote of Monday, Aug. 31 sends the matter back to City Council for ideas on funding ic also has a strong relationship with the local military. “Being co-located with the military is key to what we do. We get real relevant warfighter input on what we’re doing via the ship, submarine and aircraft,” Kohlheim said. “We get direct feedback from them.” In 2008, SSC Pacific generated $2.43 billion in revenue. It is a Navy working capital fund, which means SSC Pacific essentially acts like a nonprofit, required to charge for hours worked and account for any expenses it incurs. “That is a very challenging environment to operate in, but the good news is our revenue and the demand for our services continues to grow,” Keeney said. Keeney said SSC Pacific works on more than 800 projects at any given time, supporting naval, joint and national warfighters. She said many of the organization’s current


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projects have an emphasis on the cyber arena. “Looking at the new technologies that are out there and how do we capitalize on them to provide increased capability to fortify them and then how do we protect that,” Keeney said. Of current projects, Kohlheim said SSC Pacific has had a large return on its investment in nonlinear dynamics, the study of systems in which a small change can create a large systematic change. An example of nonlinear dynamics is a submarine detecting a discreet signal in a busy environment. Kohlheim also mentioned asymmetric warfare, which is conflict between two sides that are unequal in military and economic status. He said terrorist and pirate organizations affect commerce and the overall quality of life. “Those are really hard to track and our technologies are helping us become more aware of our envi-

ronment, things showing causal factors and things we can see predictively,” Kohlheim said. Another area of activity that Kohlheim brought up is hybrid warfare, which includes terrorism. What Kohlheim called “soft power,” hybrid warfare also involves working with emergency response specialists in the event of a natural disaster. “We have to deploy strike groups out to prepare for major war,” Kohlheim said, “but we also have to prepare for a natural disaster and coordinate with first responders. Other than the national capital region, San Diego is most prepared in cooperation and operability than any other city in the United States.” An area where SSC Pacific works heavily with the private sector is through its Office of Technology Transfer, which is what is done after a patent is created. SSC Pacific director of science, technology and engineering Gary Wang said

small business innovative research generates between $36 and $48 million per year. “We want to support innovation, not just here at the lab but being a part of a culture of innovation in San Diego,” Wang said. One of SSC Pacific and SPAWAR’s biggest concerns is the lack of the younger crowd among its ranks. SSC Pacific science and technology project development head Dr. Jim Rohr said the average age at the center is about 40. As a result, SSC Pacific created an educational outreach program last year that included 55 educational events to engage students interested in math and science. They also have had internship programs for high school and college undergraduate and graduate students since 2002. “The long-term challenge is the development of the next generation of scientists and engineers,” Kollheim said. “We need to incentivize people to go into that.” Although SSC Pacific does not offer public tours or open houses, it is trying to reach out to the local public via the Internet. Both SSC Pacific and its Office of Technology Transfer have Facebook and Twitter pages that are updated regularly. Keeney said she hopes efforts such as these will build SSC Pacific’s relationship with the local community. “It would be great if it was mutually supportive so that we understand the priorities of the Peninsula community and can help support those and ensure that we’re doing things in good conscience with the community,” Keeney said. For more information, visit or search “SPAWAR” on Facebook and Twitter.

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Dugard case should spur capital punishment debate By MARTIN JONES WESTLIN On June 10, 1991, 11-yearold Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped on her way to school in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Today, the whole world pretty much knows what happened after that. Two heads-up U.C., Berkeley police employees cracked the case on instinct alone last month, with Dugard and her daughters Angel and Starlet thrust into the spotlight. Dugard and the girls, apparently fathered by Dugard’s rapist, are the central figures in a grisly, almost otherworldly tale of captivity, slavery and, happily, joyous reunion. Phillip Garrido and his wife, Nancy, allegedly held Dugard and her daughters in their Antioch backyard for 18 years, a compound of tents and heavy flora shielding them from view. There’s been some talk about bad police work surrounding that arrangement, chiefly in the person of an officer who didn’t inspect the lay of Garrido’s land as judiciously as the law allows. That allegation, along with several others inside the mountain of paperwork this matter will generate (including the suspicion that Garrido killed as many as 10 prostitutes), will play itself out in due course, with as ideal a result as Dugard’s rescue itself. But there’s a bigger issue at work here — that of the justice society will exact from the Garridos, who this week were on suicide watch at the Contra Costa County jail in Martinez. As things stand, they could face multiple life sentences on 29 felony charges. Meanwhile, one newspaper reported that they may be subject to the death penalty. And although that information is inaccurate, it does spark a certain concept of just deserts in the minds and hearts of an outraged public. I’ve always been pretty liberal in my sociopolitical views — the way I see it, you only go around once, and I’d prefer a far less provincialized society around me to that end. Capital punishment, however, is an issue I take a certain heed on, because we’re supposedly a society of laws and not of men. It’s absolutely true that no per-

son has the right to sit in judgment of another, especially in matters of life and death — which is why we have 12 jurors, not one, and a series of alternates to hear most criminal cases. Moreover, we have decades of trial and error and an avalanche of documentation in our attempts to conform the punishment to the crime; even after all that, capital punishment still stands as a legal consequence in many quarters for the most heinous offenses. I’ve been thinking about Jaycee’s case a lot because it touches so close to home. Recently, someone very dear to me was horrifically injured at the hands of an exboyfriend whose jealously had inexplicably turned militant. Her recovery is proceeding miraculously; the perp is in for the judicial ride of his life. There’s a small, sick part of me that wishes him the gravest of ill in the days ahead — but in this society of laws, governance must come first. It’s the nature of that governance that may bear new scrutiny. Plea bargains, prison overcrowding, milquetoast judges, confusion over legal rights and responsibilities in the Internet age: All seem to erode the rule of law, under which we enjoy a greater degree of freedom than without it. Dugard’s ordeal is an ideal case in point. Garrido broke the law, it’s said, by holding her captive for nearly 20 years, during which she may never have seen the light of day. If the Garridos (and my gunman) are found guilty, society will have sanctioned what everybody’s thinking — that they deserve retribution under the fullest extent of the law. I’m just not so sure the fullest extent is full enough. That decades-long trial-anderror routine featured escalated sanctions amid varying degrees of offense. Likewise, maybe it’s time to revisit the capital punishment phenomenon, framing it as a last-resort declaration of our better selves. — Martin Jones Westlin is editor of Downtown News, a sister publication of The Peninsula Beacon.


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New flight path changes Point Loma landscape As reported by the Beacon over the past several weeks, San Diego Lindbergh Field’s Taxiway C construction will alter the flight path of westerly aircraft departures. To accommodate timely aircraft operations during peak periods, the traditional 275-degree departure track will be supplemented by an additional 250-degree departure track. This new track will launch jet aircraft directly over a new set of homes, businesses and schools. The Peninsula Community Planning Board Airport Committee [PCPB] (check out has been working hard at mitigating the new noise challenges that this change will bring to our community, but with little success to date. As reported following the PCPB’s Aug. 20 meeting, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Airport Authority will not budge on their plans to add this more southerly departure path, negatively impacting this new section of Point Loma. Although the new 250-degree track is allowed by law and has always been available, the airport has chosen not to use it based on a handshake agreement with the surrounding community years ago. However, FAA manager David Borcalli has stated, “We’ve never signed anything.” Apparently, the FAA and the Airport Authority are determined to break this handshake agree-

ment and implement a new swath of noisy departures. In my thirteen years living in Loma Portal I had, until last week, never seen a jet depart Lindbergh south of the 275 track, but that’s now changed with the taxiway construction. And once the additional gates and capacity are added to the airport over the next several years, you can bet these 250degree departures will become commonplace. Going forward, this issue’s negative ramifications have the potential to grow exponentially. We are fortunate that Taxiway C construction has afforded us an opportunity to develop long-term plans. I implore Point Loma residents to challenge this additional noise signature across our neighborhoods. The Quieter Home Program does not account for this southwesterly track, so our homes, businesses and schools will surely feel the brunt of this wholesale change to the peninsula’s landscape. If a handshake agreement isn’t strong enough, let’s get something in writing to protect our property values, businesses, and quality of life. Robert Bates Loma Portal resident, airline pilot, naval aviator

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Natasha Josefowitz’s guest commentary (“My husband and me: 38 years on the same page,” Aug. 27 Beacon, page 6) that her husband, Herman Gadon, was the program’s original, award-winning director in 1983. While I understand her “limp” for the rest of her life without Herman by her side, she needs to know that his program helped me to walk a little taller and with greater purpose during my 30plus-year career in local manufacturing. Edward J. Zell Point Loma

CORRECTION In the Aug. 27 edition of the Peninsula Beacon, page 1, the story “New school year to be met by fresh principals, tech changes” should have said incoming principal Jackie McCabe will begin duty at Sunset View Elementary School.

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a barreling wave for his efforts and was stoked at his performance. “I was up against every age group, including 17- to 25-year-old guys and girls who were swimming circles around me, but I picked quality waves and pulled it out,” Loughridge said. Loughridge competes for fun and camaraderie with a small group of hardcore bodysurfers up and down the coast, but he has enjoyed the thrill since his youth. “I started when I was 9 years old and bodysurfed the Wedge in Newport Beach, which can get pretty big and challenging, until I was around 17,” Loughridge said. The Wedge is a notorious surf break which refracts ocean swells off the north-end jetty of the Newport Harbor entrance into much bigger, thicker waves that explode in shallow waters close to shore. Brave bodysurfers have tackled these crushing tubes for decades now, and it draws large beachside crowds to watch the punishing rides. During the recent big swell in July that hammered the Southern California coast, the Wedge produced 15-foot grinding monsters that tragically swept one bodysurfer to his death on the jetty rocks. These days, Loughridge gets up at 5:30 a.m. three days a week and swims laps at his local YMCA pool. “The key to competing is swimming,” Loughridge said. “I also hit the ocean daily, even in the winter. I’m an animal. “There are a number of us that go out, like the O.B. Lugnuts, a group of around 15 that enjoy bodysurfing locally. O.B is my training grounds,” he said. Those unfamiliar with bodysurfing might consider it a difficult sport to judge in a competitive nature. “I can understand that, especially since it is mostly our heads that are visible in the wave,” Loughridge laughed. Judges look for length of ride, the type of takeoff, spinning moves and other factors. “I use a butterfly stroke to elevate


In other news, candidates vying for the eight open seats on the OBTC also spoke during the meeting. Active members of the OBTC are currently voting to decide who will fill the board’s upcoming vacancies. “The candidates for the open seats all spoke and asked for the support of the members,” said Musgrove. “They spoke about their backgrounds, their service to the community, their willingness and eagerness to serve the town council going forward.” Voting for the board of directors will continue through Sept. 5. Musgrove said the vote is being done via computer with an electronic ballot to make the OBTC more “green.” Once the votes are tallied, candidates will be asked to attend a closed meeting and the successful candidates will be introduced at an induction dinner on Oct. 6 and seated at the Oct. 14 board meeting. OBTC meetings are open to the public and held the fourth Wednesday of every month at the Point Loma Masonic Lodge, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. For more information, visit

and launch into a takeoff on a wave,” Loughridge said. “There are different techniques like the underwater dolphin takeoff to help your performance. Plus, I use Victory Wetsuits’ rash guards and special order, seven-inch Viper swim fins for more control.” Like any sport, there are certain individuals who stand out in the bodysurfing world of competition. “Tim and Pat Casinelli, Chris Lafferty from La Jolla, Mike Cunningham, John ‘The Claw’ Shearer from Hermosa Beach and Sue Scatolini from Ocean Beach are a few of the best,” said Loughridge. Being a total waterman, Loughridge respects their skills. “I have a trailer in Baja and ride a surfboard down there, but bodysurfing is twice the workout,” he said. “It can beat the crap out of you.” On the weekend of Aug. 22-23, Loughridge entered the 33rd World Bodysurfing Championships held at the Oceanside Pier. “The granddaddy of bodysurfing competitions,” as Loughridge put it, with 270 others who competed in different age groups, ranging in age from 12 to 80. Among those competing was former San Diego Chargers general manager Bobby Beathard, who has won the 65 & Over Men’s Division several times.




Ocean Beach bodysurfer Rich Loughridge uses competition to stay motivated and stay healthy. COURTESY PHOTO

“It was four- to six-foot (waves) with a current that was pulling guys into the pier,” Loughridge said. “I did well on Saturday, but overcalculated and got bumped in the semi-finals on Sunday.” Not a problem for Loughridge, though. There is another contest in Santa Cruz at the end of September, along with bodysurfing meets held at Manhattan Beach, San Clemente, Ixtapa, Mexico and at the Pipeline on Oahu’s North Shore in Hawaii throughout the year. “The competition is fun,” said Loughridge, “but I just do it to keep motivated, stay healthy and have a good time in the water. Bodysurfing is just a great activity.”

them right now,” Filner said. “I think at one of those three levels we’ll be able to reverse the decision.” Filner said he believes the governor can act immediately, while the Department of Commerce can act within a few weeks after the city’s official appeal. The legislative route would take between four to six weeks, he said. “I authored [previous] legislation which gave the last two waivers. Nothing has changed and I figure we can do it again if we have to,” Filner said. Filner said he supports the waiver because he thinks the cost of secondary treatment does not offset the current effect the plant has on the ocean. He has worked on this issue for 22 years in multiple levels of government. “If I felt we were doing environmental damage, I’d be the first to yell for new treatment processes,” Filner said. “We’re doing very infinitesimal environmental damage and having to waste $1.5 billion to go to a law that does not recognize the conditions that we have here.” On Aug. 13, commissioners

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from the state Coastal Commission unexpectedly voted 8-1 to deny the waiver. The waiver would have allowed the plant to operate below the minimum federal environmental standards for pollution. A waiver was previously granted in 1995 and 2002. The Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant has been open since 1963 and is located at 1902 Gatchell Road. According to the city, the facility treats about 175 million gallons of wastewater per day. The outfall pipe extends 4.5 miles into the ocean. District 2 Councilman Kevin Faulconer declined to comment on the issue, and inquiries made to the office of Mayor Jerry Sanders were not returned.




SD Music Awards spotlight locals punk band remains hugely influential, particularly in Europe, where a DVD retrospective was For nearly two decades, the San Diego Music Awards (SDMA) recently issued. Already planning ahead to next have been the year’s highlight for year’s 20th anniversary show, San Diego musicians and their San Diego Music Foundation fans. Celebrating the wealth of president Kevin Hellman said he talent that calls the area home, is pleased with the SDMA awards the event, produced by The San Diego Music Foundation, was first becoming something of an institution. held in 1990. “It’s just become a fun annual The purpose of the awards event,” Hellman said. “It is great show is twofold. First, it puts the spotlight on local musicians, with to see all the artists coming together who might not have the 216 total nominees in 27 cateopportunity otherwise. You have gories, encompassing everything country bands with rock bands, from world music to hard rock. blues bands meeting reggae Second, the SDMA awards raise bands; it’s a wonderful mix of money for the San Diego Music people.” Foundation’s Taylor Guitars for Though the focus is on celebraSchools Program. To date, guitars tion, Hellman said he considers have been given to 59 schools around the county, effectively giv- the importance of the awards’ charitable aspect to be the most ing several generations of budimportant part of the night. ding musicians their start. “Beyond the mixing, everybody This year’s event, open to the understands — from the vendors public, takes place Friday, Sept. to the musicians — that this is for 10 at Viejas Concerts in the Park charity, a good time, for a good at 7 p.m. Performers include cause.” Players Inc., featuring members Hellman said he is especially of Slightly Stoopid; Scarlet Symproud of the impact the awards phony; The Silent Comedy; Get Back Loretta; Steph Johnson; The have had on local children. “After this show, we will have Burning of Rome and a Blues All placed more than 1,300 guitars in Stars Jam. The high point of the night will classrooms with the program,” Hellman said. “At a time when likely come from this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winners school arts programs keep getThe Zeros. The reunited ’70s-era ting cut, this is a way to help the BY BART MENDOZA | THE BEACON

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“It brings a lot of attention to the local scene and that can only be a help,” Turpin said. “Earning a nomination certainly doesn’t hurt. It’s definitely a nice feather in your cap.” For Pacific Beach resident “Happy” Ron Hill, nominated in the category of Best Local Recording, the awards are a form of validation. “Everybody wants to be included,” Hill said. “It means that what you do has begun to be noticed.” Hill said he attends the show whether or not he scored a nomination. “When else are you going to get a chance to mingle with over 1,000 of your peers? Especially when they are all in a celebratory mood,” Hill said. Schiele also considers yearly attendance a must. “For me, its a great way to see all my music pals who are also, finally, off on the same evening as I am,” Schiele said. “As a concert event, it’s a class-A production. I’m honored to be part of such a cool, important, collective celebration.” Whether you are a die-hard or casual local music listener, the



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beer yeast, which has a slurry consistency like soft-serve ice cream, can be reused 10 to 20 times before it is spent. GHE currently uses sugar waste from Sunny Delight and is looking to partner with some wineries. “In a week we create 2,000 to 3,000 gallons of spent beer yeast,” said Karl Strauss quality control manager Shawn Steele. “It costs us money to dispose of and has not been 100 percent recycled. Now [GHE] will collect most of that spent beer yeast to recycle.” Both companies look forward to forming the symbiotic relationship as GHE receives its crucial distillation ingredient for free. In exchange, the Karl Strauss Brewery on Sante Fe Street will receive an E-Fuel MicroFueler free of charge. According to the GHE website, all the MicroFueler needs to properly function is a 110-volt electrical hookup, a water supply with a drain and a connection to the Internet. “This process will require three kilowatts of electricity to produce one gallon of ethanol, which, in turn, will create 23 kilowatts of electricity,” Earnshaw said. The distilled ethanol will be stored in a 50-gallon tank that comes attached to the MicroFueler, which owners will be able to pump straight into their gas tanks. “Our MicroFuelers take up the same amount of space as a regular washing machine and have pretty much the same requirements to function,” Earnshaw said. “Through the Internet connection, each machine will be hooked up on our global network-

ing system.” The connection between GHE and its MicroFuelers means the company will know if its machines need more feedstock or need to be repaired, relieving the owner of much of the stress. After a quick and inexpensive conversion procedure, ethanol will be safe to use in any vehicle manufactured after 1991, according to Earnshaw. GHE is prepared to set up and install its trademarked distillation system at any location and keep it filled with an unlimited supply of feedstock. In the case of a repair or malfunction, GHE technicians will be available to perform the required maintenance as well. The warranty for the MicroFuelers lasts for 12 months, and the life span of the unit is estimated at 30 years. The real obstacle is the cost of a unit, which hovers around $10,000 for the machine and its installation. Consumers will also be required to pay GHE $2 per gallon for the fuel, a price not expected to fluctuate. According to the GHE website, however, customers will be eligible for federal tax rebates that could reduce the cost to $6,998. The state of California also offers a rebate program that could cut the cost even further. On July 30, GHE staff celebrated the first installation of the E-Fuel MicroFueler at CEO Chris Ursitti’s house. GHE plans to distribute the MicroFuelers to buyers by November and already has orders for more than 100. For more information visit

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and crafts, games and discussion. Lunch follows at 11:45 a.m.. The cost is $5 and reservations are required. The church is located at 2128 Chatsworth Blvd. For more information, call (619) 223-1633, ext. 210. Monday, Sept. 14, 1 to 2 p.m., Sharp Senior Resource Center hosts “Negative Impact of Hearing Loss,” a free lecture, at 3325 Zoo Drive. Registration is required by calling (800) 8274277. For more information, visit Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1 to 2 p.m., Sharp Senior Resource Center hosts “Urinary Incontinence: Causes and Treatment,” a free lecture, at the Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion, classroom B, 3975 Health Center Drive. Registration is required by calling (800) 827-4277. For more information, visit

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT • Through Nov. 1, Visions Art Quilt Gallery presents the works of Emily Richardson. An artist’s reception is slated for Friday, Sept. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Richardson will also conduct a workshop, “Painting and Composition,” on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a lecture and tour the same day from 1 to 2:30 p.m. ($10 at the door and lecture is included in the workshop). The gallery is located at 2825 Dewey Road at Liberty Station. For more hours and information, call (619) 546-4872, or visit

VENUES Cane’s Bar & Grill, 3105 Ocean Front Walk, (858) 488-1780 • Today, Sept. 3, 8 p.m., Flash N Fashion performs with Marlon Dane, Lady Gemini, Beta Lion and One Son. Tickets are $27 in advance, $30 at the door. • Friday, Sept. 4, 8 p.m., The3 Pharcyde performs with Rare Form Live, The Habit and Brendan B. Tickets are $27 in advance, $30 at the door.

• Saturday, Sept. 5, 9 p.m., Eeek A Mouse performs with High Tide and Project Out of Bounds. Tickets are $22. • Sunday, Sept. 6, 9 p.m., Atomic Punks (Van Halen tribute band) perform with Jumping Jack Flash (Rolling Stones tribute band) and Children of the Grave. Tickets are $15. • Wednesday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m., La Deriva Panorama. Tickets are $10. • Friday, Sept. 11, 9 p.m., Cash’d Out (Johnny Cash tribute band) performs with Hell on Wheels, Burlesque and Hard Fall Hearts. Tickets are $15. • Saturday, Sept. 12, 8:30 p.m., Devin the Dude performs with The Ponder, Even Keel, AAV, Samoanh, IROk and The Mighty Few. Tickets are $20. • Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m., Rough & Steady performs with Diversity, Ottly Mercer and Live Zion. Tickets are $10. • Thursday, Sept. 17, 8 p.m., Passafire performs with Revival, Cualli and Uproot. Tickets are $10. Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, (619) 224-3577 • Friday, Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m., Bob Weir and RatDog perform with special guest Jackie Greene. Tickets are $60. • Thursday, Sept. 10, 8 p.m., Sinbad performs. Tickets are $37. • Friday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m., Air Supply and Christopher Cross perform. Tickets are $60. • Thursday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m., Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal perform together and separately. Tickets are $89.25. • Friday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m., LeAnn Rimes performs. Tickets are $65. • Saturday, Sept. 19, 8 p.m., Wanda Sykes performs with special guest Keith Robinson. Tickets are $60. Winston’s Beach Club, 1921 Bacon St., (619) 222-6822 • Friday, Sept. 11, 9 p.m., The Fabulous Thunderbirds perform. Tickets are $30.


Bringing REAL Ales to Ocean Beach

– 1st Official –

CASK NIGHT Fri Sept 4th @ 4pm

Cask of Green Flash Westcoast IPA

No C rap on Tap!

Pizza by the Slice

Look for weekly CASK NIGHTS every Thursday 5050 NEWPORT AVE. • OCEAN BEACH • 619.224.4550




Auctions/Estate Sales

AMATEUR FEMALE MODELS Amateur Female Models Wanted: $700 and more per day. All expenses paid. Easy money. (619) 702-7911

ESTATE BOOK SALE Sat Sept. 12th 7am4pm Sun Sept. 13th 8am-1pm 7380 Eads Ave. 858-456-1020

General Help Wanted 1000 ENVELOPES = $10,000 guaranteed! Receive $10 for every envelope stuffed with our sales material. Free 24 hour recorded information. 1-800-431-2875 CAREGIVERS We are looking for caring individuals that have experience and will provide excellent care to our clients. IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR LIVE-IN AND HOURLY AVAILABLE. Call Innovative Healthcare Consultants (877)731-1442. MYSTERY SHOPPERS Earn up to $100.00 per day. Evaluate retail and dining establishments. Experience not required Call 877218-6261 OCEAN CORP Houston, TX. Train for NEW Career. *Underwater Welder. Commercial Diver. *NDT/ Weld Inspector. Job placement and financial aid for those who qualify. 800321-0298. RETIRED OR EXPERIENCED Electro-mech assembler pt work at home to assemble devices, cables & more. Must have storage area for completed parts contact Jerry@619224-6606


Misc. For Sale MANGOSTEEN THE QUEEN OF FRUITS Feel better now and try risk free today: www. KID’S TABLE W/2 CHAIRS HAND-PAINTED, OCEAN THEME 27”Dx22”H, LIKE NEW... STURDY, CLEAN, $99. CASH. (619) 7426968 OUTLET CENTER DOORS WINDOWS We have warehouse full of Doors, Windows, Flooring reduced Prices (858) 268-0679

FAST FOOD DISCOUNT CARDS Fast Food Discount Cards that never expires. 24 Restaurants including Arbys, Wendys, Pizza Hut, Krispy Kreme and more. Cost $20. R. T. 3115 WhiteHorse Road PMB 177, Greenville, SC 29611. (864) 295-5551



TRACTOR 2002 John Deere 5205 Diesel, price $4300, Mower, Loader, 4WD, pictures and details at, (650)719-0346.

Misc. For Trade ATT READERS! FREE BOOKS! Trade your books for free at www.!


Call SNAP foster at 760-815-0945 if interested

An All Volunteer Non Profit Corporation

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

Health Care IF A LOVED ONE UNDERWENT HEMODIALYSIS and received Heparin between September l, 2007 and August 31, 2008 and died after the use of Heparin, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727



MISC. SERVICES OFFERED 450 Services Offered FIND A LOCAL NANNY OR SITTER Find the best nanny or babysitter for your family today at www.! Search local nannies and babysitters by experience, availability, and more. For more information, visit


DJ / Karaoke

or call 760.960.7293

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

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Gardening - Landscaping




Handyman - Construction

8320 La Jolla Scenic Dr. North · 858-453-3550 9:30 a.m. – Bridge / Contemporary Woprship & Sunday School 10:45 a.m. – Traditional Worship & Sunday School

HANDYWORK No job too small. Plumbing, electrical, painting, locks, phone-lines, rescreening Reasonable rates & references. 858 361-1798

Childcare Available ·

NON-DENOMINATIONAL SAN DIEGO BAHA’I COMMUNITY 6545 Alcala Knolls Dr. (off Linda Vista Rd.) SUNDAY 9:00 - 10:00 Interfaith Devotions; 10:30 - 12:30 Introductory Talk & Discussion Please Call 858-274-0178 for Directions or for more information General Baha’i Info -

CUSTOM HOME IMPROVEMENT Services Carpentry- Interior & Exterior, Fencing, wood or vinyl, termite & drywall repair, tile, doors, windows, painting, roofing. 20 Yrs Experience Local references. Hourly rates. 619-241-1231

ED’S HANDYMAN SERVICE No job too small!

• Carpentry • Plumbing repairs • Windows & Doors Installation


858/361-5166 (Not a contractor)

Painting PAINTING SERVICES 619-419-7091 Call Jimmie Krueger

BUSINESS OPTS. 550 Income Opportunities

FRENCH LANGUAGE CLASSES Private Lessons & Tutoring. Adults, teens & children. Alliance Francaise de San Diego. (858) 735-8716

Sophie is a beautiful blue and white short hair cat, just 2 years old and weighing a petite 8 pounds. She's very social, and has a sweet, affectionate personality. She makes a cute chirping sound when she purrs! You can meet Sophie at PetSmart: 1034 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, in the FOCAS (Friends of County Animal Shelters) cattery section. Adoption hours are: Mon-Fri 5-8 p.m. and Sat-Sun 12-3 p.m. Her adoption fee is $100, which includes spay microchip, and vaccinations. Call 760-960-7293 for information or visit

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CASSIE 1 yr spayed female. Cassie was an abandoned momma cat found with her kittens. A good samaritan took her to the shelter, then took her to foster when no owner claimed her after her holding period. She and her kitten are healthy, vaccinated and now "fixed". Available for a loving home. Call SNAP foster 858-456-0452

RESALE & NEW women’s clothes, accessories, shoes, jewelry, $5 - 35, Designer BARGAINS, Tierrasanta. (619) 985-6700

ITEMS FOR SALE 300 CRIBS TV HOME THEATER INSTALL FREE IN HOUSE WRITTEN ESTIMATE!!!!!!!! Thank you SDNEWS. COM for giving the opportunity to provide your shoppers with a 25% discount off of the total price of our labor services. Plus as a Bonus you get Brand name Electronics at Wholesale prices. Since 2001 we have been providing San Diegans with Custom Home Theater installation. We take pride in what we do and it shows in our work. Please feel free to call us anytime Monday thru Saturday between 7am and 7pm we look forward to hearing from you... Services Available *Custom Home Theaters *Indoor-Outdoor *LCD/ Plasma Calibration *Wireless *Moving Uninstall and Reinstall *Multi Room Audio (888) 502-7427 (888) 502-7427



The #1 Local Place to go for Autos, Homes, Services and More! • Call 858-270-3103

BODYGUARDS NEEDED. FREE Training. No Experience OK. Excellent pay. Stateside and overseas assignments. Temporary or long term. 1-615-228-1701.



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. (619) 4769436


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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ALL CASH VENDING! Be Your Own Boss! Your Own Local Vending Route. Includes 25 Machines and Candy for $9,995. MultiVend LLC, 1-888-625-2405. (Cal-SCAN) CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING in 240 Cal-SCAN newspapers for the best reach, coverage, and price. 25-words $550. Reach 6 million Californians!. FREE email brochure. Call (916) 288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) DISPLAY ADVERTISING in 140 Cal-SDAN newspapers statewide for $1,550! Reach over 3 million Californians! FREE email brochure. Call (916) 288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) NEWS RELEASE? Cost-efficient service. The California Press Release Service has 500 current daily, weekly and college newspaper contacts in California. FREE email brochure. Call (916) 288-6010. www.CaliforniaPress (Cal-SCAN)

HELP WANTED ATTENTION: International Wellness Company Expanding ONLINE COMPUTER WORK! Work from anywhere 24/7. Great pay. Will train. Request info online: or 1-800-330-8446. (Cal-SCAN) BECOME A HOST FAMILY: Promote International Understanding. Volunteer Host Families needed for High School Exchange Students. Open your heart, open your home. 1-866-462-3423 or (Cal-SCAN) PETROLEUM SUPPLY: Up to $15,000 BONUS. Keep the Army National Guard’s Watercraft, Aircraft, Trucks & Tanks rolling! Expand your skills through career training. or 1-800Go-Guard. (Cal-SCAN) ANDRUS TRANSPORTATION Seeking Team Drivers! Dedicated Team Freight. Also Hiring OTR drivers - West states exp/hazmat end, great miles/hometime. STABLE Family owned 35 yrs+ 1-800-888-5838, 1-866806-5119 x1402. (Cal-SCAN)

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HOMES FOR SALE FORECLOSED HOME AUCTION. Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside & more. 250+ Homes Must Be Sold! REDC | Free Brochure. (Cal-SCAN)

LAND FOR SALE/OUT OF STATE LAND FORECLOSURE 35 Acres $29,900 SOUTHERN COLORADO Warranty Deed, Survey. Rocky Mtn. views, utilities. Enjoy 300 days of sunshine. Low down payment. CALL TODAY! 1-866-696-5263 x5338. (Cal-SCAN) UNPRECEDENTED MONTANA LAND OFFERINGS 20AC w/ Road, Utilities, Gorgeous Views- $29-49,900 160-1000 acres starting at Under $1000/ Acre Beautiful treed ridges, mtn. views, ponds, the best elk & deer territories in Montana! Over 100 properties ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED See pictures at Or call for a guided tour 888-361-3006. (Cal-SCAN)

REAL ESTATE AUCTIONS ABSOLUTE AUCTION - No Minimum Bid/ No Seller Reserve! September 2nd @ noon. 5,500 sq.ft. home, guest house, horse corral on 1 acre. Nuevo, Riverside County. (661) 3256500. (Cal-SCAN)

REAL ESTATE/OUT OF STATE 20 ACRE RANCH FORECLOSURES Near Booming El Paso, Texas. Was $16,900. Now $11,350!! $0 Down. Take over payments $169/month. Owner Financing. Free Pictures. 1-800-343-9444. (Cal-SCAN)

LEGAL ADS 700 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2009-022750 THE NAME(S) OF BUSINESS: THE POSH PELICAN located at: 3650 CHARLES ST. SAN DIEGO, CA. 92106 is hereby registered by the folllowing owner(s): TRACY MORTON, ALISON MURPHY This business is being conducted by: CO-PARTNERS The transaction of business began on: 07/01/09 The statement was filed with David L. Butler, County Clerk of San Diego County on: AUG 06, 2009 Issue Dates: AUG 20, 27 SEPT 03 AND 10, 2009

4BR/2BA + EXTRA ROOM + POOL 1 mile to beach Quiet cul-de-sac - $3725/ mnth. 4766 Academy Pl - By Kate Sessions/ North East PB. (858) 361-6208

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marketplace Entertainment

OVER 18? AVAILABLE to TRAVEL? Earn Above Average $$$ with Fun Successful Business Group! No Experience Necessary. 2wks Paid Training. Lodging, Transportation Provided. 1-877-646-5050. (Cal-SCAN)


Custom Painting


Sundays, 9 & 10:30 a.m. 4377 Eastgate Mall Our new 3.6-acre site in UTC-La Jolla

•Interior / Exterior •Custom Cabinet Finishing •Residential & Commercial •Wallpaper Removal •Stucco Repair •”Popcorn” Ceiling Removal •Insured, Quality Workmanship


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JACOB’S ELECTRIC Clean, Quality Work! • Residential / Commercial • Service / Repair - Panels • Custom Lighting / Spas Bonded & Insured • License #903497




(619) 843-9291 Expert House Cleaning!

Handyman with 20 years experience. Many Skills • Hourly or Bid


Ask about our 2 for 1 special

Cleaning Service by Cecilia Sanchez Family owned & operated 15 years experience. Office, residential & vacancy cleanings #1 vacation rental experts Free estimates & excellent references (619) 248-5238

Traditional Hardwood Flooring • REFINISHING • REPAIR • INSTALLATION SPECIALIZING IN HARDWOOD FLOORS Over 20 years experience in San Diego



Maid Service Trustworthy,reliable & detail oriented!


Reliable • Affordable • Insured




• Full Service • Interior/Exterior • Power Washing • Stucco Repair • Residential/Commercial • Bonded / Insured


Call Mike (619) 846-9917

CA Lic# 740784

Ocean Home Services

not licensed

(858) 229-0016

Licensed & Serving San Diego Over 30 Years 619-223-2370 FREE ESTIMATES

Insured • Interior • Exterior • Commercial • Residential


30 years experience


William Carson

(619) 795-9429 Bonded & Insured • CA Lic. #925325

FREE ESTIMATE! Painting Division: Interior/Exterior Painting, Repairs, Power Washing, Caulking & Sealing, Stucco, wood replacement, epoxy coatings and Much More!


Each Sunday from Noon to 5 pm

From one original only, 100 min. on 8.5 x 11”

5¢ Self Service (NO LIMIT) Color Copies


Or by appointment Timber Bamboo (Old Hami) Black Bamboo Golden Goddess, Alfonscar and other Tropical Plants (5- & 15-gallon)

10% Senior Discount


Gardening Clean-up Hedges hauling • Reasonable Rates Free Estimates • References



Custom Landscapes

Ph. (619) 282-6252 Fax (619) 521-0117

619 200-7663 LIC#808864

• Interior

/ Exterior • Custom Cabinet Finishing • Residential & Commercial • Wallpaper Removal • Stucco Repair • ”Popcorn” Ceiling Removal • Insured, Quality Workmanship FREE ESTIMATES 619-219-1923 BRETTCUSTOMS@COX.NET LIC #936550

Guaranteed Owned & Operated • Mirrors, Skylights, Light Fixtures, & Solar Panels • Family

(619) 630-8009




PLUMBING –Bill HARPER PLUMBING & HEATING– Cash Discounts • $58 Per Hour Repairs & Repipes Fixture Installations BBB Member since 1986 Self-Employed Lic #504044


SAVE $ while Helping the environment!


FREE DELIVERY! 100% Guarantee! LOW PRICES! 15 years experience!

Vision Beauty Salon Full Service

858-270-2735 4645 Cass St., Ste #103 corner of Emerald & Cass

(760) 233-9785

Small Job Experts

Haircut + Shampoo Senior Haircut & Shampoo Manicures Pedicures

$16 (reg $19) $14 (reg $16) $10 (reg $12) $20 (reg $25)

Facial • Waxing Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:00am to 6:00 pm

• Remodeling • Handyman • Electrical • Plumbing

Must present coupon for discount

Past Termite Inspector Pest & Dry Rot Damage  Rated Service Magic Angieslist

SPA Body Massage $60 hr • Deep Tissue • Swedish • Thai

858.382.1140 Insured Free Estimates Lic# 92394

• Sports • Couples • Pain Relief

Foot Reflexology $30 hr


(Free neck, back massage)

Ionic Foot Detox $30

D.K. TILE 858-272-ROOF (7663) 619-224-ROOF (7663)

• Stress/Anxiety • Myalgia • Female Disorders • Asthma • Headaches • Sports Injuries • Arthritis • Neck & Back Pain

25 Years Experience

Scott Smith, has been serving the beach communities since 1979.


Toner Cartridge Recharging

(888) 228-6637


Dr. Tai-Nan Wang

(619) 684-1848


Active Military & Seniors CLEAN - COURTEOUS - PROFESSIONAL

• Satisfaction


10% Discount

Christopher’s Window Cleaning

Clean • Reliable • Reasonable

Are you ready for a brand new


•Construction Clean-up •Residential •Small Commercial •Store Fronts

Interior - Exterior Painting

Is it time to downsize?

P efficient and organized you? E Then you are ready for A Your Own Girl Friday C E Stacey Blanchet (619) 997-7601

Window Cleaning


Baylor’s Brush Painting

5061⁄2 Palomar Ave., LJ ORGANIZING



(619) 244-9380


•Interior & Exterior

Repairs • Lath & Plaster Re-Stucco • Custom Work

ED BOEHLER (619) 224-9713

Landscaping Available

FREE Estimates Residential & Commercial Maintenance Landscape Lighting Drip Irrigation & Troubleshooting Tree Trimming & Wood Fences Drought Tolerant Landscapes


Interior Plaster/Drywall Repairs

Call A Veteran

SHOP OPEN M–F 12:30 to 5:00 PM

3200 ADAMS AVE. STE. 103

Re-Stucco Specialists

10% Discount - Senior & Veteran

and Up

Sales, Service & Supplies Same Day Response Digital/Analog • Reliable



We are eco friendly

services offered:

Taylor Made

licensed & insured

Bonded, St. Lic. #538443

Evictions, cleanouts, construction debris, tree trimming, etc.



619-846-2734 Cell 619- 265-9294

You Call-We Haul! No Job Too Small!


619 -527-2227


All Phases of Concrete Driveways · Patios · Sidewalks



(619) 665-0754



Better Business Bureau Member Lic#810245 • Bonded • Insured A+ Quality Construction Inc.

 Personal Service  Established 1980


Pressure Washing

(619) 248-2778

Best Prices & Free Estimates


Licensed & Insured Lic #638122

• Mirrors

Painting Company


Insured · Reliable

• Screens

Call us for all your solar electric needs

30+ Years Experience Lic. # 694956

References & Portfolio



All Work Guaranteed


JB’s Window Cleaning & Service

• Mini Blinds

Established in 1995


Insured · BBB Member CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATE 619-253-8775 Lic. #786215

Call for information



(858) 459-0959 cell: (858) 405-7484


(619) 234-7067

Call Paint Division Representative, John License #B-71031/B-C-33


Fully licensed and insured. Lic# 723867


High Quality Home Improvement 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

(858) 270-1742


C omplete Handim A n

(619) 241-1231

FREE ESTIMATES! Call Valentina


San Diego Business for over 14 years

lic# 706902

Call Scott

Weekly • Monthly • Special Occasions


Ask for Bob 858-454-5922

Remodel · Additions Bath · Kitchens Decks · Fences




Prompt & Professional Insured

P 20 yrs E xperience


Repairs, re-grouts & installations of all ceramic tile & stone. All work done by owner.

Free Estimates Lic # 428658 858.566.7454 858.382.2472

SD Bay Spa

619-226-2056 3333 Midway Dr. #201 By Old Town Open 7 days a week




CA DRE Broker's # 01312924 Karen Dodge CA DRE Broker's # 01312925 Mike Dodge

GREAT INVESTMENT 1009 Tourmaline #4

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.

North Pacific Beach Townhouse with 3 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHROOMS, & 3 parking spaces (oversized 2 car, side by side garage plus 1 space by unit front door) Fireplace in the living room. Southwest facing end unit. Hardwood flooring. Just a few blocks from the beach. Shops and restaurants nearby. Don't miss this light and bright home with peak ocean and bay views from master bedroom and balcony. Dual masters upstairs, one bedroom downstairs Reduced $589,000


Karen: 619-379-1194 • Mike: 619-384-8538 E-mail: Web:

Coastal Properties


WHAT R U WAITING 4? Interest rates go up? 92109 Summer Specials

Erika Spears

SOS na

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

Coastal Properties

858.490.4119 STAY, SEE & DREAM SAN DIEGO

Work with a Beach Specialist


Only 4 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!

Staci Malloy

$519,000 – $556,000 DRE #01400985


The House Doctor Rx All Trades. All Problems. Fixed .

#1 in customer Service, Very Reasonable 858.245.1381 contractor’s lic # 507762

OPEN HOUSE directory LA JOLLA Sat 9am-12pm

7453 Girard Ave.



Katy La Pay • 858-232-7456

Sat 9am-12pm

7451 Girard Ave.



Katy La Pay • 858-232-7456

Sat 2pm-4pm

5450 La Jolla Blvd. D203



Lynda Gualtier • 858-551-3316

Sat 1pm-4pm

5444 Chelsea Ave.



Sarmad Habib • 619-754-5926

Sat 1pm-4pm

1532 Virginia Way



Ben Kashefi • 858-353-2636

Sat 1pm-4pm

7124 Country Club Dr.



Helena Holloway • 619-829-2636

Sat 10am-1pm

1919 Spindrift



Brant Westfall • 858-922-8610

Sat 1pm-4pm

5380 Calumet Ave.



Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630

Sun 1pm-4pm

5324 La Jolla Blvd.



Sun 1pm-4pm

1334 Caminito Arriata



Sun 1pm-4pm

2139 Avenida De La Playa



Mary Ann Holladay • 858-864-7091

Sun 1pm-4pm

8946 La Jolla Scenic North



Michelle Serafini • 858-829-6210

Sun 1pm-4pm

1311 Caminito Faro



Janicke Swanson • 858-733-4433

Sun 1pm-4pm

1260 Via Barranca



Greg Noonan • 858-551-3302

Sun 1pm-4pm

5444 Chelsea Ave.



Sarmad Habib • 619-754-5926

Tues, Wed, Fri 12pm-4pm

924 Hornblend

2BR Units


Alex Rojas • 858-427-3664

Sat 11am-4pm Sat 1pm-4pm Sat 12pm-3pm

924 Hornblend 1836 Reed Ave. 1022 Felspar

2BR Units 3BR/3BA 3Bed/3Bath

$519,000-$556,000 $659,000 $598,995-$648,995

Alex Rojas • 858-427-3664 Jason Stark • 619-459-5152 Brian J. Lewis • (619) 300-5032

Sun 1pm-4pm Sun 1pm-4pm Sun 1pm-4pm Sun 12pm-3pm

1836 Reed Ave. 720 Toulon Ct. 822 Nantasket 1022 Felspar

3BR/3BA 2BR/1BA 2+BR/2BA Bed/3Bath

$659,000 $775,000 $895,000 $598,995-$648,995

Joann Mockbee • 619-200-8194 Vicky Wynn • 619-807-9744 Catherine Viani • 619-823-2787 Brian J. Lewis • (619) 300-5032

Dan Ryan • 858-454-7344 James Manuccia • 619-261-3757

Sun 1:30-4pm

1677 Calle Alta



Sun 1pm-4pm

1471 Caminito Batea



Patricia Denning • 858-449-5899

Sun 1pm-4pm

5721 La Jolla Hermosa



Peter Van Rossum • 858-204-3221

Sun 1pm-4pm

1532 Virginia Way



Ben Kashefi • 858-353-2636

Sun 1pm-4pm

848 Prospect #B



Moria Tapia • 858-337-7269

Sun 1pm-4pm

331 Playa del Norte



Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630

Sun 12pm-3pm

7402 High Ave.



Sun 10am-1pm

1919 Spindrift



POINT LOMA / OCEAN BEACH Sat 11am-4pm Sat 11am-4pm

425 San Gorgonio St. 821 Armada Terrace

10000 Sq. Ft. View Lot 4BR/3BA

$1,350,000 $2,500,000

Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Robert Realty • 619-852-8827

Sun 1pm-4pm Sun 11am-4pm Sun 11am-4pm

4862 Santa Cruz Ave. 425 San Gorgonio St. 821 Armada Terrace

3BR/3BA 10000 Sq. Ft. View Lot 4BR/3BA

$560,000-$650,000 $1,350,000 $2,500,000

Cindy Wing • 619-223-9464 Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Robert Realty • 619-852-8827

Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630

Karen Hickman • 858-459-4300 Brant Westfall • 858-922-8610



The Peninsula Beacon, September 3rd, 2009  
The Peninsula Beacon, September 3rd, 2009  

The Peninsula Beacon, September 3rd, 2009