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San Diego Community Newspaper Group  Volume 22, Number 42


Marine terminal workers stump to defeat Prop B Ballot measure would threaten 400 jobs, longshore union chief says BY SEBASTIAN RUIZ | THE BEACON

Photos by Maria Epsten

(ABOVE) Area residents Thomas and his sister Mason posed with their Halloween decorations. (LEFT) Michael, 6, and his 8-year-old brother David helped their dad put this big spider out in front of their house for Halloween.

San Diego Bay marine terminal union workers get up early on Saturdays. They go door to door as part of a campaign to stop a local development company from changing the way this major San Diego Bay terminal operates. Brian Whatley, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 29, said the redevelopment initiative that is Proposition B on the November ballot would threaten about 400 jobs the local chapter represents. The initiative put forward by San Diego Community Solutions, LLC would change the port’s master plan to allow commercial developments such as hotels and restaurants on port-controlled tidelands. Plans would include building a deck above the area — possibly complete with a sports stadium or arena. The Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal lies near the end of Harbor Drive But union workers fear the repercussions of such a development. According to Whatley, the average annual pay for a longshore union worker can range from $90,000 to $120,000. That

includes overtime, employment benefits and salary, he said. The union organized the door-to-door campaign against Proposition B at a cost of about $20,000 so far, he said. Longshore union workers move large equipment, including windmills, propeller parts and steel cargo, Whatley said. Physical restrictions accompanying redevelopment would interrupt work. Port officials have said more than 45,000 jobs could be indirectly affected by the initiative. “It’s just not possible for us to load the type of cargo that we do … with a 40-foot deck above us. You just can’t move that type of equipment around,” he said. Over the last few months, proponents of the redevelopment initiative were able to gather the 60,000 signatures needed to begin the initiative process. The Port of San Diego would also have to pay the estimated $10,000 to verify the signatures. Port officials, local union workers and some businesses have joined together against the proposed change under the banner of “Save Our Working Waterfront.” The group is made up of Port TenSEE PORT, Page 7

OB Library celebrates 80th birthday Oct. 18 BY KEVIN McKAY | THE BEACON

Residents will celebrate the 80th birthday of an institution on Saturday, Oct. 18, when county and city officials join neighbors to explore the roots of the Ocean Beach Library — the oldest in San Diego County. The Ocean Beach Library began as a grassroots literary effort nearly 100 years ago but was formally dedicated as part of the city’s library system in October of 1928. While the day belongs to the OB Library of today, organizers said the gala will be made richer because of the local origin of efforts to quench the thirst for

knowledge beginning in 1909. The celebration, set to begin at 11 a.m., will feature historical reflections, speeches, music and activities for children, according to library officials. “This really is designed to help us remember what has gone into this facility,” said Matt Beatty, manager of the OB Library. “… It has been in use continuously since its dedication. Most longtime Obecians have grown up with it, and it’s very much a part of their everyday lives since so much of the rest of the local landscape has changed.” The event will kick off with the bluegrass sounds of the ZZmyzzy

Quartet, which will begin performing at 11 a.m., followed by the formal ceremonies at noon and an introduction by Master of Ceremonies Ned Titlow, vice president of the Ocean Beach Historical Society. Local Girl Scouts will make a flag presentation, followed by addresses by several local and county officials. A magic show for children will begin at 1 p.m. inside the library, along with more music and a ceremonial tree planting, according to Beatty. The event will fete not only the


SEE LIBRARY, Page 5 The OB Library, the county's oldest, has been in continuous use since 1928.

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NEWS Port OKs marina parking structure plan BY SEBASTIAN RUIZ | THE BEACON

The Unified Port of San Diego’s board of directors unanimously approved on Oct. 7 the construction of a 424-space parking structure along North Harbor Drive. Construction has started as part of a bigger project that includes marina improvements and a restaurant in the area. The board also gave the goahead for marina developers to come up with a paid-parking management plan for the area, according to port documents. The parking structure, slated to be built at the site of the former Westy’s lumberyard at 4975 N.

Harbor Drive, is part of the second phase of a two-phase project planned for America’s Cup Harbor. The first phase includes marinarelated offices, the construction of a restaurant, a 16,000-square-foot park, short-term anchoring for “dock and dine” services and an additional 50 boat slips, said Marguerite Elicone, a port district representative. The first phase is complete, Elicone said. The second phase includes a third building across the street for a restaurant or other commercial uses. The parking structure would also include commercial space at the bottom and parking above,

according to tentative design plans and port officials. The project is one of many developments, including landscape changes to North Harbor Drive, that would improve the area, said Tom Driscoll, owner of Driscoll Boat Works and partner behind the Point Loma Marina improvement projects. “[The project] is going to be the catalyst for enhancement for that whole part of America’s Cup Harbor,” Driscoll said. He added that Port of San Diego tenants have invested millions into the area to improve the gateway to the marina, resulting in a lot of changes in the area.


“Certainly from our perspective we want to see the maritime flavor stay and some of the water dependent uses stay as well…so we’ll have facilities for those people,” he said. Conceptual plans call for the multistory parking structure include a market, wind-powered electricity generators and solar energy panels. The Unified Port of San Diego stands to gain more than $450,000 in rent and fees from the parking structure, according to estimates. The company that will operate the structure has not been identified, port officials said. Though the projects are part of an effort by marina owners, developers and investors to redevelop sections of North Harbor Drive to include additional parking else-


where, some Point Loma residents have said the projects aren’t needed. “They’re going to tear up and narrow [North] Harbor Drive for a period of six to nine months. The curved lane from Scott Street will be permanently gone. All to add about 185 paid parking spaces along North Harbor Drive,” said longtime Point Loma resident Tom Delahanty. Delahanty said parking spaces now available along the street don’t fill up with cars during a majority of the year — an observation disputed by some neighboring businesses. Still, Delahanty is sticking to his assessment of unused parking. “That makes even less sense to build a parking structure,” Delahanty said.

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Betsy Marro (in blue hat), a concerned citizen, encourges people to register to vote in front of the Java Beach Cafe. Here, she hands out Barack Obama signs and stickers to April de Jong.




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$799,000–$847,000 Charming Cape Cod meets spacious remodeled entertainer’s dream! Newer gourmet kitchen just remodeled in the last 2 years. Slab Granite Counters. Some dual pane windows. Hardwood floors, open media room with fireplace and french doors open to huge newer trex deck.

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NEWS County OKs funding for community court BY DAVE KENSLER | THE BEACON

Photo by Ronan Gray

Levon Allen sells LPs at the Ocean Beach open-air market off Newport Avenue Saturday, July 12.

At least until the end of the year, the court will be in session. The Beach Area Community Court (BACC), which had been funded by a grant that recently expired, received what is called “bridge funding,” thanks to the San Diego County board of supervisors. “We have approved $8,000 for the Beach Area Community Court which will cover them through the end of this year,” said Greg Cox, Chairman of the County board of supervisors. “Bridge funding is designed to help the transition, in this case, from a grant to a permanent funding source. It is not meant to be [an] ongoing financial commitment.” Cox was quick to laud the BACC for its efforts and noted its success is a key factor in the allocation of the bridge funding. “It is a great program, which is obviously having a positive impact and proving to be a tremendous benefit to the community.” Ben Nicholls, executive director of Discover Pacific Beach, which helps oversee the BACC, is thrilled with the new operating dollars. “Greg Cox really saved the program,” he said. “In all honesty, we were on the verge of shutting down the BACC in mid-August. To have the county board of supervisors pro-

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vide the bridge funding is phenomenal. You cannot run program on grants over a long term. They are not permanent, so this bridge funding is a huge help.” The BACC is an option for certain offenses in which the offender can appear before a “court” of local citizens and a legal representative to discuss their crime and figure out a way to make restitution, which always includes some type of community service. In exchange they will have the offense removed from their record and may avoid paying a fine. More than 75 percent of the offenses are alcohol-related. “The BACC has proven to be an effective way to help the offender understand there is a consequence of their actions for both the victim and the perpetrator,” Cox said. “There have been some very positive projects done by the offenders, like the painting of signs, picking up trash and other efforts to improve Pacific Beach.” Ironically, while being funded by the grant, offenders appeared before the BACC free of charge. However, that may soon change, according to Nicholls. Last month, residents met with the Public Safety Neighborhood Services division of the City of San Diego to discuss options that will support the BACC once the bridge funding ends. “We are looking at charging a fee to everyone who goes through the BACC,” Nicholls said. “About $30 per person would fund the court on an ongoing basis year after year.” Nicholls explained the City Council would have to approve such a fee and the earliest there will be a vote on the issue could be this month.“If you like the idea of having the offenders paying a fee, then we need people to write the City Council or their representative,” he said. For more information visit and click on the link for the Beach Area Community Court or call the Discover Pacific Beach at (858) 273-3303.

NEWS LJ narrowly decides to allow new lifeguard tower BY ALYSSA RAMOS | BEACH &BAY PRESS

City of San Diego lifeguards battled with La Jolla planning groups for nearly seven years to gain approval to rebuild the crumbling, now-condemned Children’s Pool lifeguard station – which La Jolla Community Planning Association members passed Thursday, Oct. 2 during their monthly meeting. LJCPA Trustee Tim Lucas expressed the frustration felt by both sides, saying, “There’s been more debate on this than on the bailout bill that’s been going around.” Planning members narrowly passed the motion to recommend the project; voting 8-6 to forward the lifeguard station plans to a city of San Diego hearing officer. According to Lifeguard Lt. John Greenhalgh, the city can now begin building the station, unless someone appeals the decision, he said. Greenhalgh started working with the community nearly seven years ago, he said. At that time, issues with La Jolla’s lifeguard stations seemed tame compared to today’s issues — about a year ago, the city condemned the Children’s Pool lifeguard tower, concerned the crumbling cement and structural cracks could cause the building to collapse. “We worked with the community for seven years,” Greenhalgh said. “We didn’t get exactly what we wanted, but I think it’s going to meet our operational needs.” La Jolla planning group members and city of San Diego project manager Jihad Sleiman agreed on various issues about the Children’s Pool project. Members wanted a narrower access ramp, less landscaping and more plaza. Sleiman said he narrowed a beach access ramp and removed landscaping from the plans. But some members continued to express concerns regarding the tower’s footprint — mainly its impact on the community’s view. “There were concerns about increasing space in the public plaza,” Sleiman said. “We reduced landscaping. The ADA ramp was 12 feet wide and we


birth and growth of the library at its current location at 4801 Santa Monica Ave. but also the efforts to extend literary outreach that began nearly two decades before. Titlow, who arrived in Ocean Beach in 1929 as a grammar school student, said historical records show a group of OB residents began a grassroots effort in 1909 to begin building wooden shelves at the first informal library site, known as the Sutcliffe Building, on Abbott Street near Santa Monica Avenue. This original site was near where the Ocean Beach lifeguard station now stands, said Titlow, 84. “It wasn’t necessarily ideal,” Titlow said. “There was a merry-goround and skating rink there where they would play all this hurdy-gurdy music while people were trying to concentrate on reading.” According to historical records, the humble reading site took on more vigor in 1916, when Kate


Lifeguard Lt. John Greenhalgh inspects the crumbling foundation at the condemned Children’s Pool lifeguard station. Many La Jollans argued against building a new station, claiming that it would used for administrative purposes.

narrowed it to 7 feet wide. We even removed a flagpole to accommodate the public’s desire.” But Sleiman’s concessions seemed futile moments after he spoke, when trustees began voicing their concerns regarding lifeguard duties especially relating to the Children’s Pool area. LJCPA trustee Orrin Gabsch opened a Pandora’s box among the other trustees when he said lifeguards would have too much room for daily administrative work in the proposed Children’s Pool tower – an area one trustee said “could be guarded by someone sitting in a chair.” “I think the size of this is beyond what the lifeguard needs and I’m going to oppose it for that reason,” Gabsch said. Trustee Bob Collins spoke after Gabsch. “I agree with Orrin,” Collins said. LJCPA trustee Tony Crisafi said he toured the Pacific Beach lifeguard station, which is larger than the proposed Children’s Pool tower. “I think you have a good argument,” Crisafi said, regarding Gabsch’s concerns about administrative rooms. “But I don’t know if it’s too big for me to approve it.” Then Gabsch said the life-

guards didn’t need the size kitchen that was proposed. “This side is a prime vista point in San Diego,” said LJCPA trustee David Little. “It occurs to me it could be guarded by someone sitting in a chair. It seems to me that the use is administrative offices and storage, and that’s a poor use.” Many trustees said they wanted to use a different design by former La Jolla planning member and architect Phil Merten. But trustee Lance Peto said he witnessed lifeguards saving lives on several occasions from that lifeguard station. “Lifeguards were there in a minute,” Peto said. “Another time I saw two saves from that lifeguard station.” Some trustees said lifeguards went a long way regarding the proposed tower’s design, while others said they wanted to oppose the design, saying they were not “convinced [the tower] is primarily a lifeguard station.” “Someone higher up than us has made the decision those offices should be there,” said LJCPA trustee Darcy Ashley. Ashley made a motion to approve the project, adding conditions such as officials flatten the roof out and that the coastal commission approves the narrowed ramp.

Spani, the principal of Ocean Beach Elementary School next door, led a charge for city backing and began leading the charge to raise funds to furnish the reading room. Titlow said the effort to formalize a library began in 1927, when the city purchased a 100-foot-by100-foot lot at the current site on the corner of Santa Monica Avenue and Sunset Cliffs Boulevard. Records indicate the cost of the lot, building and furnishings was just under $19,000. “It was very popular right from the beginning,” said Titlow. “It was one of the community centers, not only as a library but for all kinds of get-togethers until after wartime (World War II). “I remember in grammar school when I started at Ocean Beach Elementary. Since we were right next door, the teachers would take us kids over to get our library cards,” he said. “And I still remember Margaret Rankin, the librarian. She was a dignified but lovely lady. She kept us respectful but happy.” Beatty confirmed Rankin’s

lengthy tenure as head librarian in Ocean Beach from the 1920s until her retirement in 1959. Change is a constant, according to library officials, who are not only savoring the history and subsequent growth of the facility but also looking ahead. According to Beatty, the last expansion of the OB Library took place in 1966. Plans are now on the table for another renovation, but no formal funding has been allotted to move the project forward. “We’re hoping to move forward on this renovation,” Beatty said. “We just don’t know when yet. The plan was redone last year, and the city did purchase the property next to our current site for the renovation. But aside from the $1.5 million for the property, nothing else has been approved as yet.” For more information about the Ocean Beach Library’s 80th anniversary celebration, call the Friends of the Library at (619) 223-4900 or the library at (619) 531-1530, or visit w w w. s a n d i e g o . g o v / p u b l i c library/locations.







Underwater map artwork links Kumeyaay ancestors to San Diego’s shores BY DANIEL J. TUCKER & RICCI LABRAKE

an Diego’s Native American tribes have long been associated with East and North County, but many people may not realize that the reach of the tribes has historically extended to the entire county, including the ocean waters off La Jolla. Now there’s a special piece of public art in La Jolla that recognizes the rich, diverse heritage of the Kumeyaay Nation. It is a 2,300-squarefoot in-ground sculpture at Kellogg Park depicting the undersea life of the La Jolla Shores Underwater Park & Ecological Reserve. It is a unique and remarkable achievement that will greatly benefit future generations. The reserve, a protected waterway, is the final resting place for numerous artifacts of the Kumeyaay Nation. Generations of Kumeyaay incorporated the ocean and bays off San Diego’s coast into their lifestyle, using them to find sustenance and helping them travel to other regions where disparate bands of the farflung Kumeyaay Nation had settled. That is why the Sycuan band of the Kumeyaay Nation, on behalf of all 13 Kumeyaay bands in San Diego County, believed it was so important to support “The Map,” the sculpture that was unveiled last month at Kellogg Park. The artwork will not only raise awareness and understanding of the ecological, geological and cultural resources featured just offshore but will also celebrate


longstanding Kumeyaay traditions and promote preservation of Kumeyaay artifacts found along the ocean floor and surrounding areas. Those artifacts are now protected by federal and state laws, prohibiting their removal. “The Map” also includes a plaque that recognizes Sycuan and all Kumeyaay Bands as contributors to the project, launching a welcomed recognition of the historical Kumeyaay lifestyle on the coast. Sycuan is pleased and proud to have been a part of this project, which helps ensure the Kumeyaay lifestyle along the coast is not forgotten. We hope “The Map” will become a tool to help children and all people understand the rich culture along San Diego’s coast and its relation to the heritage of the Kumeyaay Nation. Sycuan is proud to have been a part of the comprehensive efforts that created this unique piece of art and congratulates the La Jolla community and the other organizations, including the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Birch Aquarium, Wyland, Franko, the Kumeyaay/Diegueno Land Conservancy and other individuals and groups that helped make this project possible. — Daniel J. Tucker is the chairman and Ricci LaBrake is vice chairman of the Sycuan band of the Kumeyaay Nation.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Beach alcohol ban works; the proof is in the figures While I firmly believe in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, I fail to see the positive benefit from a repeal of the beach ban on drinking. If it takes 10 beers to make us drunk and we drink two beers, are we not 20 percent drunk? Are we safer on the highways with drivers who are 20 percent drunk or those who are 0 percent drunk? When is the cost of a freedom too high? During the Vietnam War, we found the cost of freedom for the South Vietnamese to be too high on two occasions. First we found it to be too high in terms of American lives lost so we brought the troops home. Then we found it to be too high in terms of military assistance so we cut that off. Shortly thereafter they lost the war and their freedom. We want to bring the troops home from Iraq because some 4,000 lives have been lost there over 4 or 5 years. Nine or ten times that many are lost EACH YEAR on our highways. I think the slogan “Don’t drink and drive” will influence my vote on this issue. Don French Point Loma

City Council’s arrogance evident at mealtime, too


Members of the La Jolla Cove “Dawn Patrol” display their ceremonial $500 donation check for The Map project with Mary Coakley (second from left) as they exit the water Oct. 4. The club members swam across from the Cove to the Shores to present the check. There is still time for donors to help out and have their names listed on a bronze plaque.


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I read this commentary with much interest, as I too experienced the arrogance of the City Council. Two days before Thanksgiving last year, I appeared before the council to present an appeal regarding a development project on my street. I spent a considerable amount of time (about 65 hours) and money (about $250) on the presentation. The meeting was set for two days

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before I was to host 23 people at my house for the holiday, but it was important to me so I made the effort to get it done. I was told by an associate at the council that if I brought 20 threehole-punched color copies of my presentation down to the council offices a week before my presentation that they would be placed into the binders that each council member is provided with prior to each council meeting. This is done so that they are able to preview the material in advance so they are prepared on the issues that will be voted on at the meeting. I would be willing to bet that not one of them previewed my material. It appeared that no due diligence had been done, by any of them, prior to walking into the door of the meeting. We waited 5 ½ hours to make our presentation and we were given 15 minutes to speak. Several people from our group had to leave before we were able to speak. During this five hours, I witnessed several council members actually eating during the meeting. Councilmember Jim Maddafer actually sat there and ate what seemed to be a full meal while citizens were making their presentations to the council. He was not alone. Several of the others were eating as well. I found this to be incredibly rude and disrespectful of the citizens that were willing to give of their time to participate in the process of the council, to try and get things accomplished. Council President Scott Peters was not bothered at all by the munching; maybe this is business as usual down there. During the meeting, the council members talked among themselves and appeared to not pay much attention to the speakers. Finally, when I was able to get up and make my presentation, which




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included 11 enlarged photo addendums for easy use of the reader, it was plain to see that no one was interested at all and that none of them had even looked at the material that I presented beforehand. Not one of them looked in their binders to follow along. All of my efforts were virtually a waste of my time and effort. Kevin Faulconer, my councilmember, had already made up his mind. He wanted the density that these three-story condos would bring, set out very close to the sidewalk, outside the setback honored by all of the other homes on the street. He thought that it was just fine to allow this inappropriate project at the entrance to Ocean Beach, regardless of the fact that it did not comply with the bulk and scale of the neighborhood. The other members didn’t seem to give a hoot. It wasn’t in their districts, so they just rubber-stamped what Faulconer wanted. Case closed. I am sure that he had not reviewed my package of information on the neighborhood. I know that his assistant did, because I made another trip downtown to meet with him, but I think that is as far as it went. Mr. Faulconer said that he has many times driven around Ocean Beach, so he was aware of the area. Well, OK, then, that’s all that must be required. Overall I came away most disappointed in the process and most certainly the representatives of this council, which, in my understanding, is supposed to be there to represent and protect us and our neighborhoods, the taxpaying citizens of the city of San Diego. Silly me. Trish Hausman Ocean Beach

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ants Association members and others opposed to the measure. Frank Gallagher, a principal partner in the redevelopment company backing the initiative, said redevelopment would add more jobs, not threaten them. And with the possibility of a brand-new sports venue, hotels and the hospitality business attracting tourists, opening up the terminal to private development would also bring lots of tax and rent money into city coffers at no cost to the public, he said. “These are supportive uses that would be allowed on this terminal, so long as they didn’t conflict with priority use,” Gallagher said in a recent interview. There are no solid plans, however, depicting what exactly would be built, he said.

NewsBriefs Robbers strike Midway Sprint store, taco shop Armed robbers targeted two businesses, one in the Midway area, in the span of a half-hour on Oct. 8, according to San Diego Police Department investigators. The two robbers — one of whom was said to have been wielding a small black handgun — first struck a Sprint store on Rosecrans Street shortly after 7:30 p.m., They ordered two employees to the floor, allegedly taking cash and cell phone earpieces, stuffing the items in a duffle bag and backpack before fleeing, according to Sgt. Rick Nemetz. Less than a half-hour later, one of the suspects entered Rosendo’s Taco Shop on El Cajon Boulevard and allegedly pointed the handgun at employees and demanded cash before fleeing. Officers responding to the initial robbery discovered some of the stolen property from the Sprint store at a nearby car wash on Rosecrans Street. One suspect is described as a 24-year-old male, 6 feet tall with a thin build and dark complexion. The other suspect is described as a male between the ages of 22 and 24, 6 feet tall with dark complex-

A superior court judge ruled in September that San Diego voters would decide in November whether a private firm can redevelop about 100 acres of terminal now under the control of the Port of San Diego. A few days later, an appellate court denied an appeal by the Port of San Diego to stop the initiative from reaching the ballot. The court cited lack of a “clear and compelling” reason to stop it from going to voters, according to court documents. Port officials also tried to change the language on the ballot last month because the original ballot language was “misleading,” port officials said. The appellate court rejected that move as well. The text that should now appear on the November ballot would read: “Shall the San Diego Unified Port District’s Master Plan be Amended by the Adop-

tion of ‘The Port of San Diego Marine Freight Preservation and Bayfront Redevelopment Initiative?’” according to court documents. If voters pass the measure, any construction would have to be vetted by the California Coastal Commission, according to a letter from the commission addressed to the Port of San Diego. The battle over the bay has been raging in the public arena since the Board of Port Commissioners voted unanimously in May to place the redevelopment initiative after sufficient signatures were gathered to bring the matter to a public vote, according to port officials. The most recent debate took place Friday, Sept. 12 at the Southeastern Economic Development Council’s annual summit. To watch the forum or for more information on the initiative, visit

ion and a 6-inch black hat and a Santa Barbara. According to Vital-Signz officials, white bandana tied around his the “Campus Virtual Visitor Cenneck. ter’” was selected for Smee Hall provide a central point of inforInteractive touch-screen to mation for visitors and to provide kiosk debuts at PLNU a visual tribute to the honorees Point Loma Nazarene Universi- and 260 donors that contributed ty (PLNU) has taken yet another funds for the facility. step into the advancing world of Video and graphic content high technology. showcasing the university’s histoUniversity officials held an open ry, facilities, programs and camhouse Sept. 3 to unveil the instal- pus was created by Vital-Signz lation of an interactive touch- under the guidance of Michele screen kiosk at the entrance of Corbett, PLNU’s director of marSmee Hall that features a photo keting and creative services. and video history of the campus, For further information, visit an interactive map highlighting the campus’ principal buildings and information links to the Affordable housing school’s benefactors. The new technology was devel- forum planned at PLNU Registration is under way for the oped and installed by Vital-Signz. The touch-screen technology is San Diego Housing Federation’s housed in a custom granite kiosk. 17th annual Affordable Housing Smee Hall provides offices for and Community Development PLNU’s School of Theology and Conference. The conference, which is Christian Ministry, Wesleyan Center and the Center for Pastoral expected to draw around 300 participants, will be held Friday, Oct. Leadership. According to Richard Corwin, 17 at Point Loma Nazarene Unifounder and CEO of Vital-Signz, versity, 3900 Lomaland Drive. The event will include developthe system’s PC-based controller and video-streaming technologies ers and those who design, build, were developed entirely in-house finance and manage the 35,000 and are among the most advanced affordable homes and apartments in San Diego County. in the industry. The keynote speaker will be San Corwin said the technology is currently in use at a half-dozen SEE BRIEFS, Page 8 museums and other attractions in

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NEWS profit organization, will host a fashion show and luncheon Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Kona Kai Resort in Point Loma to help support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The “Pretty in Pink” luncheon will feature fashions by Talbots of University Towne Centre, a silent auction and views of San Diego Bay. Silent auction items were donated by chapter members and local organizations and include a signed picture of San Diego Padres catcher Chase Headley and a ball signed by Padres shortstop Khalil Greene. Proceeds from the auction and luncheon will benefit breast cancer awareness, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, scholarships and local philanthropies. The “Pretty in Pink” luncheon costs $55 and includes parking at the Kona Kai Resort. The silent auction and raffle will begin at 11 a.m. and the luncheon and fashion show will begin at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call (858) 488-7815.

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American soldiers returning from overseas — along with their spouses — will soon be able to take advantage of Mission Strong Connections, a series of no-cost marriage workshops held at Liberty Station in Point Loma. The workshops will be facilitated by Wanda Garner, M.S., M.A., and sponsored by Lifewellness Institute and Freedom is Not Free. Mission Strong Connections is designed for American soldiers who have faced tension, disappointment, conflict and loneliness in their marriages since their return from Iraq and Afghanistan. These workshops are offered free as a way to honor and assist those families who have dedicated themselves to defending the country. Each 2½-day workshop will focus on stepping out of negative communication patterns, expressing wants and needs effectively and offering comfort and support. The workshops will use “emotionally focused couples therapy,” which research shows to be more than two times more effective than traditional marriage counseling, according to program organizers. Workshops will be held at Point Loma Oct. 23-25, although the exact location is not being released for confidentiality reasons. To register or for more information, call (858) 404-0305, e-mail or visit

MTS names Point Loman as COO for rail arm Point Loma resident E. Wayne Terry has been named the new chief operating officer for the Metropolitan Transit System’s rail arm. Terry has more than 37 years of experience in the rail industry — 27 of them associated with the San Diego Trolley, said MTS officials. As COO, Terry will have primary responsibility for the oversight of San Diego Trolley’s annual $28 million budget, which boasts 500 employees, 134 light rail vehicles and 54.2 miles of track with 53 stations. He will be charged with providing safe and timely service to more than 37 million annual riders. As one of the original employees in 1981, Terry has served as vice president of operations since 2003. He has been involved in creating and executing start-up plans for nine extensions to the San Diego Trolley system and has been part of numerous industry peer reviews and was instrumental in developing and managing special event light-rail service plans for major events, including the 1996 Republican National Convention, the 1998 Super Bowl, the 1998 National League Championship games and the 1998 World Series. Terry is also an avid sailor and is a member of the board of directors of the San Diego Yacht Club, currently serving as its commodore.

Ballast Point brewery to host fundraiser Ballast Point Brewing Co. will host its 12th anniversary party and beer festival Oct. 25 at Liberty Station’s North Promenade in Point Loma as part of a fundraising event to benefit the YMCA Youth and Family Services Division and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Ballast Point will be joined by more than 15 other local breweries in putting on the event, according to organizers. Participants will enjoy live island-style music from San Diegobased Pau Hana and receive 10 4ounce tasters for the price of admission. Tickets are $35 if purchased online in advance or $40 the day of the event. “Our previous experiences with sponsoring nonprofit organizations have been overwhelmingly positive,” said Jack White, founder and president of Ballast Point Brewing Co. “And the outpouring of support that we have received from the San Diego community has truly been inspirational.” Ballast Point Brewing Co. dis-

tributes five of the brewers’ favorite beers commercially — the Yellowtail Pale Ale, Calico Amber Ale, Big Eye I.P.A., Black Marlin Porter and Wahoo Wheat Beer. For more information about Ballast Point Brewing Co. and the anniversary party/beer festival, call (858) 695-2739, or visit

Old Aztec Athletic Club to hold youth rugby clinics The San Diego Old Aztec Athletics Club is preparing to open signups for the new Youth Rugby League season and will be hosting demonstrations and free clinics through the end of the month. Sign-ups are for youths ages 518 and will be held Sunday, Oct. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Dusty Rhodes Park in Ocean Beach and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the same location. Practices begin Saturday, Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. The league offers organized coed, non-contact (touch) divisions for boys and girls 9 and under, fullcontact (tackle) rugby for boys 818 in four divisions and full-contact rugby for girls 10-18 in four divisions. For more information, call (619) 814-5570, e-mail or visit

Howl-O-Ween Festival and Street Fair slated The Ocean Beach Canine Carnival returns with its third annual “Howl-O-Ween Festival and Stree Fair with another free party for the dog-loving community on Sunday, Oct. 26. The event will feature games, a canine costume parade with prizes, a silent auction and a street fair with food and goodies for pets and people. The carnival is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Santa Monica Avenue between Ebers Street and Sunset Cliffs Boulevard. According to organizers, this year’s Canine Carnival will have more human- and dog-friendly events than ever before, including an agility course, bobbing-forbones, a dog psychic and paw art. The costume contest is expected to feature multiple judging categories, including single dog, groups of two or more dogs and floats. Floats will feature dogs riding in wagons and on skateboards. All registered dogs will receive a special gift bag and are eligible for prizes. Judging will occur throughout the event until the end of the parade. The Howl-O-Ween Festival is presented by the Ocean Beach Kiwanis in association with the Ocean Beach Recreation Council and primary corporate sponsor, Dog Beach Dog Wash. Proceeds will go toward community projects for Ocean Beach, such as college scholarships, beach clean-ups, food drive, toy collection and supplies for a local women’s shelter. Dog registration will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a parade of the registered dogs at 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded around 3 p.m. The event is free for people, but registration is $5 for a single dog and $8 for groups and floats. A city ordinance requires dogs to be restrained on a leash with a maximum length of six feet at all times. For more information, call (619) 225-8705 or (619) 2252237, or e-mail

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6’4” guard Rhett Beal; 6’ guard Dean Colbray, a transfer from Eastern Washington University; 6’8” forward Brandon Johnson; 6’1” guard Nate Van Weelden and his brother, Nic, a 6’2” guard who is a transfer from Pepperdine University.

Three key veterans will also be returning: Craig Austin, Curtis Carlson and Noble Shelton. Carlson is a 6’5” junior guard/forward, Austin a 6’11” junior forward/center who led the team in blocks with 46 last year. Shelton is a 6’1” sophomore

Looking to build on its first postseason victory in 50 years last season, the Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) men’s basketball team tips off the 2008-09 regular season with new head coach and former assistant Ethan Hamilton. “We’re excited about this year and about our players. We have a good core of players returning and we had a great recruiting class,” Hamilton said. PLNU had made previous playoff appearances in 1968, 1983, 2000 and 2003. Last season, the Sea Lions went 24-10 overall and 13-7 within the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC). They made the GSAC Tournament and then defeated Southern Nazarene (Oklahoma) 76-73 in the National Athletic Interscholastic Association (NAIA) playoffs. “We have a great group of guys who are very passionate about basketball. Chemistry is going to be a strong point for us this year. They play smart,” Hamilton said. Hamilton has spent the last three years as an assistant under former head coach Art Willmore, but Hamilton played a large role in recruiting and developing the game strategies since he arrived in 2005. “We are starting our second week of practice and I have to thank Coach Willmore for all his help,” Hamilton said. “When I came here, he allowed me a free hand in running the offense. He was a great mentor and it has helped make an easy transition.” Transitioning from assistant coach to head coach involves going from concentrating on certain responsibilities to delegating them. “I am very confident and amazed with the assistant coaches on my staff,” Hamilton said. “My coaches know our players very well and will be able to use their strengths. We all have to be on the same page. I give them a certain amount of creativity but Courtesy photos we all have the same vision so the Veteran guard/forward Curtis Carlson will fuel the Sea Lions’ offense. job gets done.” Since Hamilton arrived, the basketball program has posted an overall record of 61-33 and has qualified for three GSAC tournaments and made an appearance in the nationals. Hamilton spent time as an assistant coach at University of California, Riverside and Azusa Pacific University before coming to Point Loma. The 2008-09 recruits include

point guard. PLNU opens the season on the road at Seattle University (Washington) on Nov. 7 and Northwest University (Washington) on Nov. 8. “Seattle University is moving up to Division 1, so it will be a good test for us,” Hamilton said.

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October A Look Ahead COMMUNITY/CIVIC Today, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m., the Peninsula Community Planning Board (PCPB) meets at the Hervey/Point Loma Branch Library, 3701 Voltaire St. The agenda is posted at the library and can also be accessed by visiting For more information, call (619) 222-2240.

Library, 4801 Santa Monica Ave. For more information, call (619) 5311532. Saturday, Oct. 18, 1 p.m., family magic performance by Abbit the Average at the Ocean Beach Library, 4801 Santa Monica Ave. For more information, call (619) 531-1532. Sunday, Oct. 19, 4 p.m., Point Loma Democratic Club meets at 3740 Sports Arena Blvd. behind Phil’s BBQ. The free event will feature the pros and cons of state and local ballot propositions. For more information, call (619) 222-7230.

Today, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., the Ocean Beach Historical Society hosts its monthly meeting with featured speaker Mignon Sherer, who will speak on “The Thirty-Foot Woman.” The meeting takes place at the Point Loma Methodist Church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. For more informaOct. 20 through Oct. 26, Cupcakes tion, call (619) 225-1753, or visit Squared in Point Loma will join with sister bakeries across the country for “Cupcakes for a Cause Week,” a Friday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m., the San fundraiser to support children with Diego Housing Federation hosts its cancer. A portion of the proceeds 17th annual conference, titled from specially decorated cupcakes “Challenges, Changes & Opportuni- during this period will go toward ties,” at Point Loma Nazarene Uni- CancerCare for Kids. Cupcakes versity, 3900 Lomaland Drive. The Squared is located at 3772 Voltaire featured speaker is San Diego Hous- St. For more information, visit ing Commission president and CEO Richard Gentry and the event will also feature workshops and an estiThursday, Oct. 23, 6 to 8:30 mated 25 exhibits. For more infor- p.m., annual Ocean Beach Mainmation, call (619) 239-6693, or visit Street Association awards bration. The event takes place at onference.php. the Point Loma Masonic Center, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. For Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 2:30 more information, call (619) p.m., Point Loma Nazarene Univer- 224-4906. sity hosts its annual fall festival with women’s and men’s soccer games, Thursday, Oct. 23, The Identian ice cream social, hayrides, a ty Theft Resource Center hosts pumpkin patch, historical tours, an “Identity Theft: Truth or Conseelectronics recycling drive, commu- quences Identity Theft Awarenity booths and more. The event ness Day” at The Rock Church takes place on campus at 3900 and Academy, 2277 Rosecrans Lomaland Drive. For more informa- St. For more information, call tion, call (619) 849-2388, or visit (619) 226-7625, or visit Saturday, Oct. 18, 8 a.m. to noon, 2nd annual Red Shoe Shuffle 5K run/walk to benefit homeless youth at Monarch School. The event takes place at NTC Park at Liberty Station in Point Loma. For more information, call (858) 431-6915, or visit Saturday, Oct. 18, Ocean Beach Library hosts its 80th birthday celebration. Featured are an outdoor acoustic jazz concert performed by Zzymzzy Quartet at 11 a.m., a ceremonial tree planting and an appearance by new San Diego Public Library director Deborah Barrow between noon and 1 p.m. The event takes place at the Ocean Beach

Saturday, Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m., California Dollars for Scholars will host its fifth annual 5K San Diego Walk for Education at San Diego State University. All proceeds raised by the Ocean Beach chapter go directly to senior scholarships at Point Loma High School. Donations may be brought to the walk or e-mailed to Laurie Hurl at Point Loma High. The registration for the 5K walk begins at 8:30 with the walk beginning at 10 a.m. The registration and walk start area is Scripps Cottage. For more information, call (800) 335-4504 or (619) 225-1298, or visit

Saturday, Oct. 25, 3 to 5 p.m., Halloween carnival at the Ocean Beach Recreation Center, 4726 Santa Monica Ave. For more information, call (619) 531-1527. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the American Lung Association of California hosts a “Respiration Rally” to offer hope and help to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The free event is for people with COPD and their families, caregivers and friends. RSVP to (619) 297-3901 and register online at Wednesday, Nov. 12, 5 p.m., another in a series of monthly forums, “Behind the Scenes at NTC Promenade.” The forums are designed to provide information to and obtain input from interested community groups and individuals regarding NTC Promenade, the civic arts and cultural center at Liberty Station in Point Loma. The event takes place at Weisz Green Room at Dance Place San Diego, 2650 Truxtun Road. RSVP to For more information, call (619) 573-9300. The next forum is Tuesday, Dec. 9, 5 p.m., NTC Command Center, 2640 Historic Decatur Road. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m., Point Loma Garden Club hosts its monthly meeting. The program will feature Kurt Peacock, who will present “Waterwise Trees, Plants and Flowers.” The event takes place at the Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal. For more information, call (858) 483-2693, or visit

HEALTH Today, Oct. 16, 1:45 to 6:30 p.m., the San Diego Blood Bank bloodmobile will be hosted by Phil’s BBQ, 3750 Sports Arena Blvd. Donors will be awarded a voucher for $5 off Phil’s BBQ menu. For more information, call (800) 4MY-SDBB, or visit Thursday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the San Diego Blood Bank bloodmobile will be hosted by Charter School of San Diego, 10170 Huennekens St. in the Midway area. For more information, call (800) 4MYSDBB, or visit

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LOMA PORTAL • Thursday, Oct. 16, 4 to 6 p.m., “Lights on After School” program to promote increased awareness of the importance and need for afterschool care. • Oct. 16-17, Scholastic Book Fair continues in library. • Friday, Oct. 17, school picture make-up day. • Friday, Oct. 24, 5:30 to 8 p.m., annual Monster Bash featuring Dad’s Club haunted house. • Oct. 27-31, Red Ribbon Week. • Through October, volunteers needed for “Everyone-A-Reader” program. Call (619) 223-4810, or email


for grades 2 through 8. dance for middle school students. • Thursday, Oct. 23, 8 a.m., all• Sunday, Oct. 26, WWS families school Mass at Sacred Heart participate in Walk for Diabetes. Church. • Thursday, Oct. 30, 4th-graders ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT to San Diego Natural History MuseThrough Oct. 18, Point Loma High um. School presents “Coffee House” during a weeklong run at the high SILVER GATE school’s performing arts center. Per• Friday, Oct. 17, 11:45 a.m., formances are at 7 p.m. on Oct. 16Goodies and Grandparents Day; Stu- 18. Tickets are $6. dent Council Pajama Day. • Oct. 20-24, Red Ribbon Week. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., Point • Friday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m., Harvest Loma Nazarene University hosts its Festival. concert band in a fall concert, direct• Friday, Oct. 31, 7:45 a.m., prin- ed by Dan Nelson. The event is free cipal’s chat with kindergarten and and takes place in the Crill Perfor1st-grade parents; 1:15 p.m., Hal- mance Center of the university at loween parade. 3900 Lomaland Drive. For more information, call (619) 849-2399.

SUNSET VIEW • Today, Oct. 16, 1:45 p.m., SSC meeting in library. • Monday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Foundation meeting. • Tuesday, Oct. 21, child identification program. • Saturday, Oct. 25, Halloween carnival.

ST. CHARLES BORROMEO ACADEMY • Friday, Oct. 17, food bank for grade 5; pizza lunch; Otter Pop sale. • Through Oct. 23, ITBS testing.


• Saturday, Oct. 18, open house • Today, Oct. 16, Bank Day. for grades 6-8. • Wednesday, Oct. 22, 8:15 to • Oct. 21-23, coffee with heads at 10:15 a.m., “Everyone-A-Reader” middle school for parents. program. • Wednesday, Oct. 22, coffee with • Thursday, Oct. 23, Bank Day. heads at middle school for 3rd- and 5th-grade parents. • Oct. 23-25, “Harvesting Knowledge” bookfair at Bookstar on RoseSACRED HEART crans Street. • Through Oct. 24, ITBS testing • Friday, Oct. 24, Halloween



Fuzz Huzzi and Red Ivy Suspect. Tickets are $8. • Friday, Oct. 17, 9 p.m., BFoundation performs with High Tide, A ConsciousFewandFoshFishel.Ticketsare $10. • Sunday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m., Blind Melon performs for partrons 21 and older.

Americans Museum hosts an exhibit of rare photographs by Filipino-American photographer Ricardo Orceto Alvarado. The exhibit, “Through My Father’s Eyes: The Filipino-American Photographs of Ricardo Orceto Alvarado (1914-1976),” offers a rare insight into the emergence of the Filipino-American community in postwar America. The museum is located at 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 102 in the NTC Promenade of Liberty Station in Point Loma. There is no admission charge. The museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (619) 255-8908, or visit

Humphrey’sbytheBay,2241Shelter Island Drive, (619) 224-3577 •Sunday,Oct.19,7:30p.m.,Gordon Lightfoot performs. Tickets are $50. Soma, 3550 Sports Arena Blvd., (619) 726-7662 • Saturday, Oct. 25, Bleeding Through performs.


Winston’s Beach Club, 1921 Bacon Canes Bar and Grill, 3105 Ocean St., (618) 222-6822 Oct. 23 through Oct. 26, Holy Trin- Front Walk, (858) 488-1780 • Saturday, Nov. 1, 9 p.m., Cubensis • Today, Oct. 16, 8 p.m., Deny the (GratefulDeadtributeband)performs. ity Concerts presents “Driving Miss Daisy” by Alfred Uhry, performed SilentsperformswithBlueSkyBlonde, Tickets are $15. by three professional actors and produced by John Cochran. Shows are Thursday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m. The suggested donation is $12.50 for adults and $8 for children. The performances take place at Holy Trinity Parish, 2083 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. For more information, call (619) 222-0365, or visit Thursday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Concerts presents worldreknowned fiddler Liz Carroll, who will open the 12th season of the Holy Trinity Celtic Concert Series. Carroll will be joined by Irish singer/songwriter Daithi Sproule. Tickets are $25. The performances take place at Holy Trinity Parish, 2083 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. For more information, call (619) 222-0365, or visit Through Sunday, Nov. 2, The New

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) Kayak Concessions La Jolla Shores public boat launch The City of San Diego is soliciting responses to a Request for Proposals (RFP) that describes opportunities for the operation of Kayak Concessions at the La Jolla Shores public boat launch. Qualified operators are invited to submit proposals conveying sufficient information regarding their operational expertise and other criteria as described in the RFP, to enable the City to select Concession Operators for use of City property. Please see the City of San Diego website - Real Estate Assets Department to download the RFP: The deadline to submit proposals is November 14, 2008, at 3:00 p.m.

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Information: 858-205-9974

or call 619.685.3536

For additional information contact the Real Estate Assets Department at (619) 236-6987, or e-mail

Lost & Found


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Condos for Rent

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SUNSET CLIFFS OCEAN VIEWS 4,300 Square Foot Single-Level PLUS Loft, 5+ Bedroom, 4 1/2 Bath, Multiple Decks & Patios, 3 Fireplaces, 14,700 Square Foot Lot, $1,987,000. Rose Castagnola, Prudential California Realty 619-519-4507


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NEW complete screen-printing equipment package. press, conveyor, flash, exposure, tools-supplies $5990.00 CALL NOW 800311-8962

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CLEAN HOUSE. Call Elena Sundays ok! at (619) 259-8576

ITEMS FOR SALE 300 MOVING SALE Sat. 10/18, 9-1, Quality items, chairs, lamps, linens, kitchenware, gift items. 5622 Linda Rosa


HEIDI Spayed German Shepherd, approx. 5–7 years old, loves to run, play ball, fetch. She likes other dogs and people, does not like cats yet! Knows “sit” and “shake.” She is about 60 lbs. but needs to gain weight. Very affectionate dog! Would make a wonderful companion to person or another dog(s).

Please call SNAP volunteer foster if interested in meeting Heidi.

Ellie 760/402-1980 Contact SNAP at 858/456-0452

Pet Services KEEP YOUR PET AT HOME STRESS FREE. Reliable/loving Patricia from La Jolla, Will pet sit for you and will give lots of TLC. (858) 246-6335.

JACOB’S ELECTRIC Clean - Quality Work! Residential/Commercial Lic #903497 Call Today! (619) 843-9291 NEED AN ELECTRICIAN? Big or Small Old or New from Pole to Plug G. Prewett Electric, Service for the people. George @619-2034111 Lic# 900483

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Live the urban lifestyle in the heart of downtown. This beautiful unit offers 2 bedrooms, 2 baths plus den, gourmet chef's kitchen, view patio, floor to ceiling windows in the ultimate luxury high rise, The Grande Downtown. $3,700 per month, min 12 month lease.

Lindsay Arellano 858-335-5778


Holiday Treasures Craft Show A Benefit for the San Diego Armed Services YMCA Featuring QUALITY handmade arts & crafts

Oct. 25, 2008 10am — 3pm All Souls Church 1475 Catalina Blvd., Pt. Loma

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• Residential / Commercial • Service / Repair - Panels • Custom Lighting / Spas Bonded & Insured • License #903497

(619) 843-9291


License #804111


Appliance Installlation & Repair Certified Technician Specialist

• Miele • Thermador • Bosch and others.

DRYWALL NEW CONSTRUCTION OR REMODELS • Acoustic Removal • Re-texturing • Serving SD for over 18yrs. • Profesional & Best Prices


Better Business Bureau Member Lic#810245 • Bonded • Insured


Cleaning Service

A+ Construction Inc.


by Cecilia Sanchez



Office, residential & vacancy cleanings #1 vacation rental experts

The ultimate flooring concept for Residential, Commercial, Industrial & Public Works. • 858-272-9292


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Free estimates & excellent references (619) 248-5238

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(858) 414-4175 certification No:721632

ask for Mary

Serving all of San Diego

Commercial & House Cleaning

619.262.9414 Over 15 Years Experience!





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References & Portfolio





EARTHWORM LANDSCAPING 619.301.LAWN (5296) Do more with your home

Licensed & Insured Lic #638122

(858) 459-0959

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License #900350

Bonded & Insured FREE ESTIMATE!

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Lic. #786215

Gardenscape • Yard Transformation • Hardscape • Softscape • Irrigation • Cal Poly Trained 40 Years Experience Call Bob (619) 668-1263


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Ph: (858) 573-6950 Cell: (858) 602-1797


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· Additional Outlets /Circuits. · Repairs/Remodels · Ceiling Fans, Motion Lights, Phone/Cable/ Computer Lines Enjoy fast local service. All work guaranteed.

Call Jonathan for a Free Estimate Today:

619.244.8530 Lic. #910911

Ocean Home Services 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 Call Scott

(619) 241-1231 not licensed

RENT-A-HUSBAND Handyman with 20 years experience. Many Skills • Hourly or Bid

Prompt & Professional Insured

(619) 301-LAWN (5296)

Teco’s Gardening Tree Trimming Lawn Renovation New Plants & Design Whole Tree Removal Sprinkler Installation/Repair General Clean-Ups Stump Grinder Service Clean Palms & Trees We Also Do: Fencing, Floors, Stucco Repairs Concrete, Demolition, Brick & Block Walls Drywall, Painting, Roofing Plumbing, Drains Installed/Repaired General Hauling

Low Prices Free Estimates

(858) 503-5976 (858) 220-6184


Best Prices & Free Estimates

10% Discount - Senior & Veteran

Call A Veteran

619-225-8362 MORTGAGE SERVICES NOT STOKED ON YOUR MORTGAGE? BUYING A NEW HOME? Purchase - Refinance WE CAN HELP! Call BEN & ROCHELLE ENGELBY License # 01796932 (619) 255-5366

Ask for Bob 858-454-5922

Retired Carpenter for Hire Small Jobs. Reasonable. Can work weekends, evenings.




P.O. Box 710398 San Diego, CA 92171

We Pay Attention to Detail Walls · Concrete Islands · Acid stain Pavers and Irrigation HOME THEATER/AUDIO TV · CAMERAS PARTS AND/OR WIRING AND MUCH MORE

Remodel/Repairs Free Estimates, References - Perfectionist All size jobs, Interior & Exterior, All Trades 24 years experience.

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Serving San Diego since 1999


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*3 hour min. & 1st time clients only



Each Sunday from Noon to 5 pm Timber Bamboo (Old Hami) Black Bamboo Golden Goddess, Alfonscar and other Tropical Plants (5- & 15-gallon)

Landscaping Available

5061⁄2 Palomar Ave., LJ



Gardening Clean-up


Interior & Exterior Residential Specialist


Al 858-414-8722 unlic.

lic. #847291

TOTAL HOME CARE: Repair, Maintenance & Upgrades for Home, Office & Rental Properties Electrical • Custom Paint Custom Tile • Design & Install all Phases of Landscapes • Power Washing


Painting & Handyman Service Power Washing • Dry Wall • Lighting Electrical • Window Replacement Plumbing • Acoustic Ceiling Removal Custom Work • Apartment Rental Prep Roofing • Honey Do List

Call Don 858-273-4239 FREE ESTIMATE! Interior/Exterior Painting, Repairs, Power Washing, Caulking & Sealing, Stucco and Much More!

(619) 665-0754 Call John, Paint Division Representitive License #B-71031/B-C-33

CA Lic#2007028551

Turn Your Home Into Your Dream Home

Established in 1995

Proper-T Improvements Design and Build Custom Additions and Remodels 619-252-9964

lic # 703976


Interior & Exterior Free Estimates

Licensed, and Insured Lic. 670044

619.818.6766 858.576.2200



William Carson

(619) 572-5684

High Quality Home Improvement

Hedges hauling • Reasonable Rates Free Estimates • References

(619) 218-8828

All Masonry Construction

Specializing in: • Foundations • Retaining Walls • Driveways • Decorative Concrete • Any room additions. BOBCAT SERVICE ALSO!

Natural Aspect


Or by appointment



30 years experience




E LCleaning S I ECo.’S


Fixtures Kitchen & Bath


Family owned & operated 15 years experience.

Place your ad here! Call Kristin (858) 270-3103 ext. 144


At Chimney Sweeps we don’t just clean chimneys, we maintain them!

Clean, Quality Work!



Got Repairs?


LEONARDO’S HANDYMAN • Carpentry • Drywall • Custom BBQ Repair • Palapas/Tiki Huts Specializing in Concrete/Concrete Repair


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(619) 757-8189

FREESeniorESTIMATE Discounts. Home Repairs / Remodeling Kitchen / Bathrooms / Custom Work Pluming / Carpentry

10% OFF

when mentioning this ad.

United Home Remodeling Call Today Lic#874554 insured & bonded

SAVAGE PAINTING Drywall, Wood and Stuco Repair Interiors/Exteriors Commercial and Residential. 35 years in San Diego BBB & Fully Insured Office: (619) 284-2918 Contact Ace: (619) 540-1286 $500 off Full Exterior


License #289100


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Top Handyman in the Coastal Area! Competative Prices • Fast Response Plumbing • Electrical • Drywall General Home Repair 858.382.1140 Fully Insured

No Lic.

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10% Senior Discount




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1-800-926-4001 Painting USA Lic # 361425




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Great Work–Great Price! Residential & Commercial Interiors/Exteriors


License #911234


San Diego Business for over 12 years

• Interior/Exterior • Power Washing • Stucco Repair • Residential/Commercial


(619) 234-7067








A Plus Roofing Company

FREE ESTIMATES/ FAST SERVICE • Remodel (bathroom) • Repair (Toilets, faucets, valves, water heaters, repipes)

will NOT be undersold.


• • • •


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28 Years Experience Plumbing Contractor #708829 I M M E D I AT E R E S P O N S E

A+ Construction Inc.

Licensed, Bonded, Insured


3rd Generation Painter. Ranked one of the best in town. Interior/Exteriors. We also do repairs and specialty coatings. Free Estimates. Call Now!

858-504-1001 Lic. # 833455




The Pool Service & Repair people you keep. 30 yrs in the neighborhood

(858) 277-7096 TOM RIVES

Cont. Lic# 445392


Lloyd Homes Inc. design. build. remodel. Quality English Craftsmanship 2 Story Additions Luxury Bathrooms & Kitchens Tel: (619) 275-5125 Lic #918144

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(619) 297-2280

We do it all and right

10% Off with mention of this ad.

Kitchen & Bathroom Plus LATH & PLASTER

All Work Guaranteed 20+ Yrs Exp

Quality people and products Honest & affordable service Free estimates lic. # 84151



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D’arlex 619-265-9294 Pgr 619-418-5693


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Specializing in:


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“Achieve Your Goals”

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



Drop-in Group Tuesdays from 3 to 5pm

5325 Toscana Way, SD, CA 92122



Investment $10 per session


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University City Location

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Artistic lacing, thinning and shaping of trees. Palm tree expert Date Palm specialist 18 Years of Experience Fully Insured 619-884-9463 “Trees are our Canvas”




(858) 270-1742 Fully licensed and insured. Lic# 723867


A Glass Act Window Cleaning Inside/Outside Screens & Track Cleaning Residential Specialist Commercial Licensed & Insured.

Get your FREE estimate today! Senior and Military Discounts!

(619) 384-7615

JB’s Window Cleaning & Service

• Mini Blinds

(858) 695-0800

• Screens

lic. #915821

• Mirrors

Pressure Washing

Free Design Consultations and Estimates. Top Quality Service and Products

–Bill HARPER PLUMBING & HEATING– Senior Discounts · Self-Employed BBB Member · Repairs, Repipes Drain Cleaning, Fixture Installations, Water Heaters & all Plumbing Lic #504044








Interior Plastering & Repair






619- 527- 2227

858-272-ROOF (7663) 619-224-ROOF (7663)

(619) 239-8363



POOL CARE lic# 706902


Over the phone quotes Extended warranties Financing Available Senior Discounts

Personal Care Directory


(619) 248-2778

ROOFING Taylor Made


“We cover your most important assets” Re-roofs, New Construction & Repairs Insured & Bonded LICENSE #897098

services offered: •Interior & Exterior

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

619.981.0169 licensed & insured


WINDOW TREATMENT Custom Draperies/Repair

Excellent prices, shutters, cornice boxes, velvet panel, designer fabrics, silks & chenile. Call between 9-11am & receive


20% off


(first order)

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We are currently looking for happy, self-starting, experienced sales agents to join our core team of Real Estate Professionals.

It Begins with You.

New Listings in Pacific Beach

3837 Mission Blvd. San Diego, CA 92109

5 blocks to the Ocean

858-488-1218 Bernie

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Working with Kathy Evans

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7967 Paseo Del Ocaso


1462 Beryl St.


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455 Rosecrans St.


887 Amiford


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9741 Claiborne St. 6653 Avenida Manana

4BR/2.5BA 4BR/3BA

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Current Rate

5.1% for 5 years Guaranteed for premium amounts of $100,00 or more

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FRIDAY · OCT 17 · LA JOLLA · 2pm-5pm $2,195,000 Elaina Nieman • 619-742-2343 SATURDAY · OCT 18 · LA JOLLA · 10am-4pm $829,000-$939,000 Brad Brinkman • 858-273-2121 12pm-3pm $1,925,000 The Daniels Group • 858-361-5561 1pm-3pm $935,000 Marie Tolstad • 858-705-1444 1pm-4pm $999,000 Laurie Rogers • 858-442-8947 $4,750,000 Tash Team • 619-954-9000 $1,329,900 Judy Smilor • 858-539-9557 UNIVERSITY CITY · 1pm-4pm $530,000 Soraya Baloyan • 619-454-1768 PACIFIC BEACH / MISSION BEACH · 1pm-4pm $1,155,000 Susan Ronis • 858-274-9548 $995,000 Esther Bowen • 858-945-0567 OCEAN BEACH / POINT LOMA · 11am-4pm $999,500 Robert Antoniadis • 619-852-8827 12pm-3pm $1,190,000 Team Fuller • 619-226-8264 • Sunset Cliffs 1pm-4pm $675,000 Cindy Wing • 619-223-9464 • Point Loma MISSION VALLEY · 1pm-4pm $299,250 Margot Jahn • 858-454-7005 SUNDAY · OCT 19 · LA JOLLA · 10am-4pm $829,000-$939,000 Ted Lucier & Saeed Daneshvari • 858-273-2121 1pm-3pm $1,350,000 Michelle Serafini • 858-829-6210 1pm-4pm $1,845,000 David Schroedl • 858-459-0202 $3,750,000 Karen Ekroos • 858-735-9299 $2,450,000(negotiable) Dan Moore • 858-922-8456 $1,695,000 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 $2,100,000-$2,450,876 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 $2,465,000 Tash Team • 619-954-9000 $1,187,500 Tash Team • 619-954-9000 $1,749,876-$1,849,876 Tom Wilson Gallery Properties • 858-729-8671 $4,375,000 Team Chodorow • 858-456-6850 $1,495,000 Eric Chodorow • 858-456-6850 $4,250,000-$4850,000 Greg Noonan • 858-551-3302 $1,845,000 Eric Chodorow • 858-456-6850 $629,000 Eric Chodorow • 858-456-6850 $795,000-$895,000 Bob Andrews • 619-517-4404 $2,400,000-$2,700,000 The Reed Team • 858-456-1240 $3,400,000-$3,700,000 The Reed Team • 858-456-1240 $1,490,000 Marta Schrimph • 858-361-5562 $695,000 Elaina Nieman • 619-742-2343 $3,690,000 Irene Chandler • 585-775-6782 $1,880,000 Brenda Wyatt • 858-775-7333 $6,900,000-$7,500,000 Ozstar DeJourday • 619-248-7827 $10,900,000-$19,950,000 Ozstar DeJourday • 619-248-7827 $8,900,000-$17,500,000 Ozstar DeJourday • 619-248-7827 $6,500,000-$7,500,000 Ozstar DeJourday • 619-248-7827 2pm-4pm $1,295,000 Terri Andrews • 619-517-8277 $1,495,000 Mary Weightman • 858-354-2913 PACIFIC BEACH / MISSION BEACH · 1pm-4pm $331,550 Laurie Rogers • 858-442-8947 $1,155,000 Susan Ronis • 858-274-9548 $1,139,000 Cheryl Bauman • 858-384-3345 2pm-4pm $979,000 Marie Tolstad • 858-705-1444 POINT LOMA / OCEAN BEACH · 11am-4pm $999,500 Robert Antoniadis • 619-852-8827 12pm-3pm $1,190,000 Team Fuller • 619-226-8264 • Sunset Cliffs 1pm-4pm $749,000 Cindy Wing • 619-223-9464 $1,990,000 Cher Conner • 858-361-8714 $1,099,000-$1,145,000 Cindy Wing • 619-223-9464 • Sunset Cliffs CLAIREMONT · 1pm-4pm $425,126 Marcia Giles • 619-508-9070 MISSION HILLS · 1pm-4pm $775,000 Team Fuller • 619-226-8264 CARMEL VALLEY · 1pm-4pm $1,250,000 Tash Team • 619-954-9000 EL CAJON · 1pm-4pm $289,000 Carol Sorenson • 619-203-2424 SATURDAY & SUNDAY · LA JOLLA · 1pm-4pm $1,395,000 Mary Ann Holladay • 858-456-0141 $3,295,000 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 $11,900,000 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 PACIFIC BEACH · 1pm-4pm $2,100,000-$2,450,876 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630

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The Peninsula Beacon October 16th, 2008  

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