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THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009  Volume 14, Number 22

Ethologist Dawkins will receive Nierenberg Prize BY ANTHONY GENTILE | VILLAGE NEWS

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego is set to honor Richard Dawkins by awarding him the Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest next week. The British scientist will receive the ninth annual Nierenberg Prize on Tuesday, April 7. He will give a public lecture and sign books following the awards ceremony. “He’s an interesting read and he’s a very interesting fellow,” said Ruth Varonfakis, spokeswoman for the event. Dawkins is an ethologist, evolutionary biologist and science fiction author of such titles as “The

Ethologist, evolutionary biologist and science fiction author Richard Dawkins receives SIO’s Nierenberg Prize April 7.

God Delusion” (2006) and “The Selfish Gene” (1999). He has extensively studied Darwin’s theory of SEE DAWKINS, Page 2

THEORY OF RELATIVITY Lito Macalino draws on a large tabletop chart of people's interconnections during the March 26 “Everything’s Relative” A List event at the Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St. The event featured an art show by Mexican photographers VILLAGE NEWS | PAUL HANSEN and music by guitarist Carlos Olmeda.

Unclassified docs track UC jet crash BY ALYSSA RAMOS | VILLAGE NEWS

Officials recently released more than 550 pages of documents — including results from an FAA accident report, witness testimony and a Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) investigation — stemming from the Dec. 8 F/A 18 military jet crash that killed four members of the Yoon family in University City (UC). On March 3, military brass blamed several officers for a series of mishaps related to the F/A 18 Hornet crash that killed two women and two children. At

about 11:59 a.m. Dec. 8., Lt. Dan Neubauer ejected from the doomed aircraft while attempting to make an emergency landing at Miramar’s Runway 6. After experiencing a series of mechanical failures, the military jet officially “departed controlled flight” before reaching the runway, so officials “called for the [pilot] to eject,” the JAG report said. The Hornet slammed into a UC home at 4416 Cather Ave., killing two girls, their mother and grandmother. During the March 3 briefing, a panel of top military officials list-

ed the mistakes that led to the accident, from maintenance errors to a decision made by ground crew that day to land at Miramar instead of the closer North Island. “The tragedy that occurred was clearly avoidable,” said Maj. Gen. Randolph Alles, assistant wing commander, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, during the briefing. “If he landed at North Island, this would have been prevented.” Newly released documents

Vikings beat Knights to even ‘battle of the board’ series BY ANNE MARIE WELSH | VILLAGE NEWS

Strong goalie performances, inyour-face defense and a roaring crowd marked the annual Battle of the Board as the La Jolla High Vikings lacrosse team surged to a last minute 6-5 win over the Knights of The Bishop’s School March 26 at Edwards Stadium. After a hard-fought scoreless first quarter, with save after save by goalies Jack Kelly for Bishop’s and James Cochrane for La Jolla, Viking junior attackman Taylor

Bourgeois took the ball behind the net and drove to the right, beating one Knight defender and evading another as he jumped high through the crease to stick a hard shot top right into the goal for the first point of the game. The Knights fought back, with midfielder Mike P. Jensen scoring a side-armed driving goal assisted by Robbie Stiefler, during the seesawing first half. Midfielder Mike Colarusso, in his first game since a sidelining injury SEE BOARD, Page 3

SEE DOCS, Page 4

Art Walk, Taste of Triangle ring in spring Fifteen La Jolla art galleries have joined forces to produce La Jolla First Friday Art Walk. The monthly event kicks off Friday, April 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. Many La Jolla galleries will keep their doors open for the public, offering music and refreshments. EdUCate, the University City (UC) Foundation for Public

Schools, will hold its 15th annual Taste of the Triangle Friday, April 3 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in an effort to raise funds to purchase laptop computers for UC schools. Attendees can sample food from any of 21 participating restaurants. There will also be a

silent auction and entertainment. Tickets are $75 in advance, $85 at the door, or $40 for UC teachers and staff members. To purchase tickets or for information, go to, e-mail or call event chair Brook Seerick, (858) 337-5578. ■

La Jolla's Mike Colarusso (left) tries to cut off Bishop's ball carrier Nick EggemeyVILLAGE NEWS | DON BALCH er during a March 26 lacrosse game at LJHS.





human evolution and natural selection, appearing at numerous college campuses and on National Geographic Television and the BBC. Dawkins is also known for his creationist and religious views, including an argument he poses about how science proves that God does not exist. The event will be held at the Mandell Weiss Theatre on the UCSD campus at 7 p.m. Following an award ceremony in which Dawkins will receive $25,000 and a bronze medal, the British scientist will give a lecture entitled “Purpose of Purpose.” In this lecture, Dawkins will address the meaning of purpose, which he divides into two types:

archi-purpose (the ancient illusion of purpose) and neo-purpose (true, deliberate and intentional purpose). Dawkins will try to change the way purpose is thought about so that it can be something beneficial. Dawkins is the ninth recipient of the Nierenberg Prize, which was first awarded in 2000 following the death of former SIO director William A. Nierenberg. The award is given to a person who makes outstanding contributions to science in the public interest. “Before (Nierenberg) passed away in 2000, he talked to his family about creating an award to honor people like him — that changed the world for the better,” Varonfakis said. The award is a gift from the Nierenberg family. Notable recipients include famous scientist

Dame Jane Goodall (2004) and broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite (2002). “It’s a prize that’s offered by a fellow San Diego family,” Varonfakis said. “It’s very, very exciting that the prize is becoming more well known and highly coveted.” In order to win the award, a scientist must be well known to the public in a field of science or for indepth public interpretation of science, and be a good candidate to generate publicity for SIO. In a several-month process, the prizewinner is selected by a committee of qualified scientists. Public admission to the event is free, and those attending are encouraged to arrive early because seating and parking are limited. Call Scripps Visitors Services, (858) 534-4109, for more information. ■


Martin Lawrence Gallery Founded in 1975, Martin Lawrence Galleries specializes in original paintings, sculptures and limited edition graphics. The gallery is distinguished by works of art by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Rembrandt, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Erte', Liudmila Kindakiva, Kerry Hallam, Philippe Bertho, Robert Deyber, Rene' Lalonde, Felix Mass, Thomas McKinight and many others.

Peter Lik Gallery A leader in the field of fine art photography, Peter Lik is internationally recognized and awarded for his landscape photographs, showcasing nature's brilliant colors and elegant terrains. His adventures as a photographer and explorer have gracefully been interpreted throughout his galleries worldwide, from the hand-selected wood flooring to the unique stone storefront, Peter brings a sense of exotic to an already luxurious experience. Each month we will have live music and a selection of light food and great wines.

Contemporary Fine Arts Located 1/2 block off Prospect Street in the heart of La Jolla, California, Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery features an outstanding selection of unique original artwork including paintings, sculpture, art glass and limited edition works by a diverse array of internationally acclaimed artists. We have been serving San Diego for over 15 years. We own our own custom framing facility where we frame, crate and ship art all over the world. Artists represented include: Orlando Agudelo-Botero, Pascal, Anton Arkhipov, Antonio Arellanes, Michael Gorban,Thomas Pradzynski, Michael Nisperos, Taraneh Mozafarian, Joseph Metcalf, Joshua Smith, Weiliang Zhao and many more.

Roppongi Original Painting by Anton Arkhipov 60" x 60"


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The San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame inducted new honorees (back, from left) Professor Li-Rong Lilly Cheng, Olympic athlete Monique Henderson, domestic violence attorney Kate Yavenditti, Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition founder/director Marisa B. Ugarte (front) and Vietnam veteran/counselor Joan Arrington Craigwell. The ceremony took place March 28 at UCSD’s Price Center.

Join us before ArtWalk at Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar for Happy Hour. From 3-6pm daily, served in our café and outdoor patio, you can enjoy half-off our entire Asian Tapas and sushi roll menus. Twelve new exquisite Tapas have been added to our menu, including Smoked Salmon on Potato Crisps served with Lemon-Chive Crème Fraiche and Wasabi Tobiko Caviar. Delightful indeed!

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6. Contemporary Fine Arts 7946 Ivanhoe Ave. (858) 551-2010

11. Simic Gallery 1205 Prospect St. (858) 456-5255

2. Wentworth Gallery 1025 Girard Ave. (858) 551-7071

7. Sally Huss 7932 Ivanhoe Ave. (858) 454-4996

12. Derissi Studio 1205 Prospect St. Suite W. (858) 551-4555

3. Martin Lawrence Gallery 1111 Prospect St. (858) 551-1122

8. Morrison Hotel Gallery 1230 Prospect St. (858) 551-0836

13. Siamak Art Gallery 1237 Prospect St. Suite S. (858) 459-2599

4. Carlton Gallery 1144 Prospect St. (858) 454-9102

9. Peter Lik Gallery 1205 Prospect St. Suite C (858) 200-0990

14. Africa & Beyond Gallery 1205 Prospect St. (858) 454-9983

5. Hallmark Gallery 1162 Prospect St. (858) 551-8108

10. Monarch Gallery 1205 Prospect St. (858) 454-5255

15. Charles Hecht Gallery 1264 Prospect St. (858) 551-5516




Construction slated to begin on Waverly Gate


last season, answered for the Vikes with an unassisted shot on goal. A defensive battle followed until Bishop’s Zach Negroni evened the match, 2-2, with 39 seconds left in the half. Four minutes into the third quarter, Bishop’s took its first lead of the night with another driving goal from Jensen, assisted again by Stiefler, making the score 3-2. Midfielder Kitt Livingston answered for the Vikings with an unassisted left-handed shot from the wing. La Jolla followed with a goal from 6-foot-5 junior attackman Mike Soumekh, the Vikings’ leading scorer who had been shut down by University of Denverbound Knights senior Nick Eggemeyer. The Vikings led 4-3 at the end of the third quarter. Soumekh scored again to widen the Vikings’ lead, but the Knights fought back to a 5-5 tie with two more goals — the first by attack man Negroni, who then tallied an assist to attackman Adam Valeiras, scoring with 5:25 left in the game. Tension tightened and it appeared the game might head into overtime. Then Vikings midfielder Jordan Dyer scored the winning goal, rolling the ball in after dropping a pass from Soumekh with 58 seconds left. Bishop’s midfielder Mike D. Jensen won the final face-off, but the Vikings’ defense held, with goalie Cochrane stopping a one-on-one shot with seven seconds left. For the defense, Cochrane had 13 saves, while Soumekh had two goals and two assists for a gamehigh total of four points. Mike D.

It became a little more complicated. Waverly never got built out for a street.


Bishop's Nick Eggemeyer (left) applies pressure on La Jolla's Mike Soumekh, who scored two goals in the game.

Jensen of Bishop’s and Casimir Morawski of La Jolla battled especially hard for key offensive possessions on each face-off. “Our guys just learned how to finish a game tonight,” said Vikings head coach Matt Rosenberg of the CIF-San Diego match-up. “We were really proud of the kids. This was a great, hard-fought game from both sides.” The win was La Jolla’s fifth straight for a 5-1 record going into league play. Bishop’s had won its previous two games; its record stands at 3-2. With the prize of a custom painted surfboard moving to the winning school, the hometown Battle of the Board rivalry launched in 2002. Bishop’s won the previous three contests, with La Jolla’s clutch win evening the local series at 4-4. ■


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years ago, but soon found they were required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act Bird Rock residents began (ADA), delaying the work. So, fund-raising years ago in an effort LaCava said, locals decided to to install an access gate at Waverrefurbish additional park areas, ly Avenue between Bird Rock Eleincluding a baseball diamond. mentary School and the adjoining “Just when we had enough public park. money to [start building], the City “Things like that are never simof San Diego said, ‘We need to conple,” Bird Rock Community Counstruct that,’” LaCava said, adding cil President Joe LaCava said. JOE LACAVA that neighbors either refunded “The main part is to have a gate BRCC money to residents or redirected installed so that Bird Rock resifunds toward other projects. dents can walk directly into Bird In addition, the project, which locals must go around through Rock Park.” Currently, the park acts as a Pacific Beach to access the park, began as the Waverly Avenue Gate joint use area between Bird Rock LaCava said. Residents started SEE GATE, Page 4 Elementary and the public, but forming the Waverly Gate project BY ALYSSA RAMOS | VILLAGE NEWS

Airport Authority seeks to reduce noise BY SEBASTION RUIZ | VILLAGE NEWS

Hundreds of planes flying overhead make daily life on the Peninsula and parts of downtown a little earsplitting at times. And as residents accept that the San Diego International Airport will operate at Lindbergh Field for the foreseeable future, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is looking for ways to make life a bit easier on the ears of Peninsula residents. Over the last several months, the Airport Authority has ramped up its efforts to reach out to the community for feedback on how to reduce overall airport noise for the majority of Peninsula residents. The Airport Authority has come up with a list of mitigation

procedures as part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) noise study called Part 150. Airport Authority representatives unveiled the noise-reducing measures March 10 during an airport noise workshop at Lindbergh field offices. “We put together the elements that we feel that would be relevant to further mitigating [noise] and send them to the FAA,” said Dan Frazee, deputy director of airport noise mitigation. “Whether these elements will decrease the noise for individuals living within the noise [affected area] is the criteria that the FAA will use in deciding whether to approve them.” If the FAA approves the Part 150 mitigation steps, the Airport

Authority can apply for funds to use to sound-insulate homes in the most affected areas and for other programs, he said. The Quieter Home Program uses window insulation to reduce noise inside the most noise-affected homes. A modeled map of the Peninsula near the airport determines noise levels in certain communities. The map is based on generated models, not actual noise levels used by the FAA, Frazee said. Although 24 instruments around the Peninsula monitor noise levels, Frazee admits that the models are “not as accurate as they could be.” The Airport Authority plans to spend about $12 million to soundSEE NOISE, Page 5





show that pilot Neubauer called the USS Abraham Lincoln’s control tower upon the plane’s first signs of distress but was diverted from landing onboard the ship. Tower representatives on the Navy ship guided Neubauer through a series of emergency procedures, including flying toward North Island with his landing gear down, witnesses aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln said. But, according to the JAG report, officials soon advised Neubauer to land at Miramar instead of North Island, calling the decision “prudent” because of the pilot’s experience level and comfort with the base. Neubauer studied at Quantico, Va., in 2007 before passing through three additional flight schools, according to the pilot’s chronological record. Neubauer was an “FRS Basic” student at MCAS, Miramar with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), documents show. On Dec. 8, the student pilot was flying alone inside an F/A 18 Hornet aircraft off the USS Abraham Lincoln until a cautionary oil light flashed. Neubauer requested a “rep in the tower,” telling the ship’s crew the plane was “dirty,” documents stated. Tower representatives said they responded to the pilot, talking him through emergency protocol. A military witness aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln said he looked overhead and saw the aircraft, radioed the pilot and began directing him to land onboard, JAG documents stated. “The [USS Abraham officer] overheard this and immediately told me that he would not take ‘an emergency aircraft’ aboard and

I agreed with this plan since fuel was not an issue and Miramar was only 10 miles further. MILITARY WITNESS JAG REPORT

told me to divert him,” the witness reported. “I got no further input from the [official] as I got back onto the radio and directed [the pilot] to start a Bingo profile to North Island.” The Navy’s FRS commanding officer aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, hearing the pilot’s first distress call, said that, as a rule, according to documents, officials “are very reluctant to accept student emergencies for shipboard recovery.” Radio control tower representatives began directing the pilot to North Island instead, documents stated. “North Island was the primary divert… but Miramar was only 10 miles further… I told 253 to turn towards North Island,” the USS Abraham radio representative said. “The pilot of 253 did ask if he should declare an emergency, and I told him he should.” USS Abraham Lincoln radio controllers handed Neubauer off to civilian radio controllers at South Bay radar facility, but documents show that the pilot continued communicating with ground representatives. According to FAA documents, [South Bay’s air traffic controller] asked Neubauer whether he want-

ed to land at Miramar or North Island. “I got a phone call… [from Miramar suggesting] that if fuel wasn’t an issue, 253 should come to Miramar. I agreed with this plan since fuel was not an issue and Miramar was only 10 miles further,” a military witness testified inside the JAG report. South Bay’s air traffic controller said, “… just let me know if you want to change to North Island, I’m going to keep you on that heading. It’s going to run you by North Island and it’s going to be the shortcut to Miramar, so just let me know what you need.” Neubauer told the tower he was coordinating with people on the ground to “figure out what we’re doing,” FAA documents show. Officials at Miramar said they thought the plane had enough fuel to land at Miramar but events piled on one another, from the oil pressure to a

NEWSbriefs SIO finds fumigant more dangerous than thought

light indicating low fuel. “… Based on the [pilot’s] level of experience and proficiency, the [plane’s] fuel state and weather conditions, a recovery to MCAS Miramar was determined to be prudent,” the JAG summary stated. Military officials said that although the pilot secured the plane’s right engine, the plane lost “function of, among other things, its speed brake, normal braking and nose wheel steering,” adding that the safest recovery for the now single-engine aircraft in that condition is an arrested landing using an arresting hook with multiple attempts, JAG documents stated. Between 11:50 a.m. and 11:57 a.m., the pilot began experiencing various emergencies, from a high oil temperature, problems with the fuel circulating system and then lights signaling low fuel. Military personnel on the ground at MCAS, Miramar on Dec. 8

reported seeing the jet exude a black puff of smoke before the pilot ejected. “I asked [Neubauer] again how he heard me and he said loud and clear,” MCAS, Miramar ground crew said in the JAG report. “I once again started my brief and then noticed his jet in a left angle of bank… It looked like he might be losing control, so I called, ‘Eject, eject, eject,’ and simultaneously saw that he had already initiated ejection. I saw the jet impact what appeared to be the ground level with my elevation…” Col. Anthony Prato, investigating officer, 1 Marine Expeditionary Force, led the military’s investigation, which resulted in the firing of four officers, including the commanding officer, an operations officer, aviation maintenance officer and operations duty officer. Additional servicemen were officially reprimanded. ■

said Jen Mühle, an atmospheric chemist and assistant project scientist with SIO. The SIO-led study found that fumigant sent into houses draped by tents remains in the atmosphere six to ten times longer than previously believed, and the team of scientists also found that the concentration of gas rose between 4 and 6 percent between 1978 and 2007. For info, see

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The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) on the UCSD campus recently announced that the poison used to kill termites lingers as a potent greenhouse gas. “I am not an expert on how and why to exterminate termites, but given that houses are built out of wood in many parts of the United Athenaeum calls States in essentially sub-tropical climates, I assume that termites for entries are a major problem, and that is Artists who would like to be therefore why it is important to considered for the Athenaum’s have methods to get rid of them,” 18th annual Juried Exhibition can

Vons raises funds for Easter Seals Vons grocery markets have kicked off a month-long campaign to raise money for Easter Seals. Throughout April, customers can make a donation at the checkout stand to help Easter Seals provide services to local residents with disabilities. The chain raised more than $1 million last year for Southern California Easter Seals. Vons stores are located at 7544 Girard Ave., 3993 Governor Drive and 7788 Regents Road. ■


Project, became item two on the La Jolla Traffic & Transportation Board’s Oct. 2008 meeting agenda. City officials renamed the project Waverly/Bird Rock Park, documents stated. Officials added a street and sidewalk proposal into the newer plan, which created additional problems for neighbors whose property encroached by several feet, according to LaCava. “[The] city presented plans for a street leading to the proposed Waverly Gate entrance to Bird Rock park,” Traffic & Transportation documents stated. “It became a little more complicated. Waverly never got built out for a street,” LaCava said. “Neighbors had a problem with the sidewalk the city was proposing, so they came up with an idea to vacate the public right of way, make it private property and then give back a 6-foot public right of way.” According to LaCava, the neighbors’ proposal was heard by Traffic & Transportation members and then unanimously rejected. But the city continued to work with two neighbors on either side of the street in an effort to come to a solution, LaCava said. “It has taken a long time to get to this point,” LaCava said. “[The city] said they hope to start construction in June and finish it in September.” LaCava said city workers should complete Bird Rock parks construction before the end of this summer. Then BRCC members may use a portion of donations to fund the parks’ signage, LaCava said. ■


insulate homes in and around the noise contour maps this year, he said. Homes participating in the program may depreciate in value. Owners must give up the right to take legal action against the Airport Authority in exchange for the soundproofed windows. Lindbergh Field’s effect on property values and development has always been a concern for residents and commercial interests. Peninsula Community Planning Board member Suhail Khalil, who is a real estate consultant and also the PCPB airport committee chair and liaison to the Airport Authority on various noise-related advisory groups, said commercial property values may rise near an airport because it attracts tourism dollars. But that’s not the case for homes. “There are huge mansions… that could be selling for millions of dollars but they’re not because they’re under the flight path,” Khalil said. Along with the home sound-insulation program, the Airport Authority encourages other potential noisereducing measures that include faster aircraft ascension and flight-path adjustments, according to Airport Authority officials. The Airport Authority suggests planes fly slightly to the north after takeoff. This

allows planes to fly over the less heavily populated Midway community. Such practices, however, could affect future single-family residential development currently not compatible with airport land uses in the Midway Redevelopment district. Though mostly a commercial area at present, there are several apartments and condos in the Midway community. Shifting flights to the north upon takeoff could also bring more noise to Mission Beach residents. However, airport officials wish to prevent that by having planes fly out over the San Diego River basin, Frazee said. Neighboring communities such as La Jolla should not feel the impact. “That’s the way it’s envisioned,” Frazee said. “It’s definitely not going to affect [La Jolla and Pacific Beach] but it’s up to our consultants to figure that [out].” Sending smaller planes on a southerly flight path from Lindbergh Field and restricting late-night departures are among some of the other measures officials hope will reduce noise. Airport officials can restrict departures by enforcing a departure curfew. They can’t, however, stop arriving flights. As a result, planes can awaken residents in the early morning. The San Diego City Council heard the airport’s expansion report last month after it was pitched by Mayor Jerry Sanders’ airport ad hoc committee. The committee is

charged with planning for the long-term development of Lindbergh Field. The $4 billion proposal would move a terminal, build a massive transportation center and fit airplane storage space near the northeast section of the airport’s 661-acre envelope near Pacific Highway. Some Peninsula residents fear the planned developments will increase alreadysnarled traffic flow along North Harbor Drive. District 6 Councilwoman Donna Frye and District 2 Councilman Kevin Faulconer voted down the report. The Airport Authority approved the final report March 23. Faulconer said he voted against it because a proposed 5,000-car parking structure is “still floating around.” “I will not support shoehorning more cars onto North Harbor Drive,” he said. “I also think that since Lindbergh Field only has one runway, pouring billions of dollars into this one plan will not change that.” With current operations at Lindbergh Field’s single runway expected to reach maximum capacity within the next five to 10 years and political bigwigs pushing for the airport expansion, interested residents can attend future Peninsula Community Planning Board airport committee meetings as a way to get involved, Khalil said. For more information visit the Peninsula Community Planning Board’s website, ■

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5 Police, lifeguards reinforce beach rules for spring break THURSDAY · APRIL 2, 2009 LA JOLLA VILLAGE NEWS


Spring break attracts thousands of sandal-clad college students and visiting families to the beach communities in March and April. As crowds trickle through, local authorities are issuing reminders about the beach rules. “[San Diego police] are working closely with bar managers and the community to ensure that everybody has a safe and enjoyable time,” said Capt. Shelly Zimmerman of the San Diego Police Department (SDPD). Police will be on patrol looking for scofflaws breaking the new ban on beach alcohol and other rules, Zimmerman said. Periodic police checkpoints along main beach-area thoroughfares will target intoxicated drivers, she said. Just barely into the first spring break season since the start of the city’s beach alcohol ban, things are so far a little calmer and safer, according to San Diego Lifeguard Services Lt. John Greenhalgh. “We’ve had a good three weeks,” he said. “But we’re still seeing a good spring break crowd.” Mike Soltan, owner of Kojack’s restaurant in Mission Beach, said neither the beach alcohol ban nor the slumping economy has hurt business. “We’re doing a little better than last year,” he said. As spring break hits full tilt, city officials have issued the following reminders about rules that apply to beaches and bays: • Glass containers are prohibited if used to carry liquid for drinking purposes.

• Drinking alcoholic beverages is not allowed on city beaches. • Beach fires are permitted only in cityprovided fire pits or in elevated, personal barbeques; coals must be removed or deposited in hot-coal containers. • Smoking is prohibited on San Diego beaches and in parks. • Dogs are permitted on beaches and in adjacent parks only from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. and must be leashed at all times. Dogs are prohibited at other hours of the day, except at Dog Beach near Ocean Beach and on Fiesta Island at Mission Bay, where dogs are permitted 24 hours a day unleashed. At all locations you must clean up after your pet. • Observe signage for water activities. Water areas along major beaches are divided into swimming and surfing zones to separate these uses. A black-and-yellow checkered flag will normally be posted between zones. Check signs or ask a lifeguard if you are in doubt. • Regardless of the area of use, it is unlawful to use any water recreational device — such as a surfboard or boat — in a manner that endangers others. • Overnight camping and sleeping are prohibited on city beaches. • On the Mission Beach/Pacific Beach boardwalk, the maximum speed limit is 8 miles per hour or 13 kilometers per hour. • Jumping into the ocean from cliffs or other heights higher than 5 feet is prohibited. • It is a misdemeanor to fail to follow the lawful order of a lifeguard or to provide false information to a lifeguard. • Any person who intentionally injures a lifeguard in the state of California may be convicted of felony battery. ■





Jury duty’s tough, but somebody’s gotta do it longtime Superior Court Judge Charles Gill, you’re left with all o death and taxes are life’s the time in the world as the courtrooms determine the size only certainties, eh? Yeah, of the day’s juror pools. I opted right. I’d heard that so to reread a book on Robert many times that I was almost – Louis Stevenson, my patron almost — persuaded it’s true. saint (that’s to say favorite But recently, San Diego Superior Court gutted my take on that author), and his brush with civil unrest during his days as a late folkloric theory, in the form of an innocuous-looking summons 19th-century resident of Westdelivered to my house unevent- ern Samoa. New French-built roads in the region, he fully with some other innocuobserved, overran sacred burial ous-looking mail. spots. European clerics were Jury duty. The cantankerous “educating” the natives in the fly in the workaday ointment, “correct” ways of worship and coming and going as it everobliterating a culture in the prolovin’ pleases, without the stingiest regard for the circum- cess. Young boys were taken from their homes as those same stances of the folks on whom it holymen forced their indoctrilands. If you’ve ever paid in to nation. “Soul murder,” StevenSocial Security in any form, son called it, adding that he chances are you’ll be tapped at some point, probably when you found it tantamount to a military incursion. least expect it. A military incursion indeed, Sheesh. At least the Reaper has the grace to announce him- its planners oblivious to the concept of due process and fair self (or sometimes, anyway). representation. The kind of repAnd with taxes, the infernal resentation the Court was makApril 15 due date is etched in ing its best effort to effect that stone as well as in the public morning. consciousness. And just as Stevenson bristled That summons was my ticket into the human race — a race I at the inequities in the South Seas, he’d have delighted in the initially figured I’d rather sit democratic conduct that underout. mines them. I’d soon learn that that An hour passes, then another. “stingiest regard” thing was a A disembodied voice cranks out product of my own ignorance. The local selection process isn’t the day’s first litany of names as arbitrary as all that. To sit on over a state-of-the-art loudspeaker; a 100-minute lunch a jury, you do have to be 18 or break follows. Two more rosters older, a resident of San Diego are called by quarter to 3, at County and conversant in writwhich time the stragglers — ten and oral English. And the including me — are dismissed, summons does reflect that the Court makes concessions if your free and clear for at least 12 months. I grab my book and service will cause an economic beat feet to my car, proceeding hardship or some other major to salvage the rest of the worklapse in your quality of life; the powers that be can also arrange day. But only then do I realize I’m for you to serve in locations in a profession with a job more convenient than those on West Broadway downtown. And description not unlike that of an impaneled juror. Try as I might, to boot, once you’ve done your I can’t reason away my initial duty, you won’t be called for at disdain for jury duty while preleast a year. tending to uphold journalism’s But whatever the Court may noblest tenets. Stevenson had a be, it’s not omniscient by any law degree and wrote plenty of stretch. Accordingly, my stated newspaper pieces in his day; it’s reasons for requesting deferral a cinch he felt exactly the same fell on blind eyes after I mailed way. my summons back in. At 7:45 And what’s good enough for a.m. one day early last month, I him should certainly be good found myself in a cavernous enough for me. lounge in the Hall of Justice Man, I wish I’d been called. downtown with about 250 other Just wait’ll next year. hardy souls, each of whom may also have had pressing business — Martin Jones Westlin is the the Court would kindly preeditor of San Diego Downtown clude. After a brief introductory film News, a sister paper to the Village News. ■ and a formal welcome from BY MARTIN JONES WESTLIN



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children and adults. A herd of 40 sculptures have taken up springtime residence in La Jolla offering us free fun and excitement. Maybe it sounds goofy, but the cows will give us all something to connect with, something that helps us talk with each other and something that makes us happy. It couldn’t be more perfect. The beauty of the project is that the cows stay with us long after the last “moo” is heard. The fund-raising auction of the cows will most certainly provide significant dollars to support our local charitable organizations. Congratulations to the planners and providers who helped make this happen.

at Pacific Beach, and indeed at Birdrock. It is all California coastal water subjected to fertilizer runoff, chemical spills, oil spills, mercury, Naval activity, 3,000-passenger cruise ships, uncountable plastic debris, miles of loose fishing nets, waste of every imaginable kind and over-fishing. How anything still survives is a miracle. Humans have done our selfish best to destroy our greatest earthly treasures. The water in the pool is completely changed twice a day by tides and almost continually being flushed by surf and shore currents. The ocean itself is polluted at the 2009 level, but I assume that is still considered safe for humans. Susan Cohn It seems incredible that Ph.D. La Jolla Valentine would try to prove a point with ancient fear-based mythology: “Dread fear of you shall come upon all animals of Humans have done the earth, and all the birds of our selfish best the air, upon all the creatures that move about on the ground, Marine biologist [David} and all the fishes of the sea, into Valentine surely knows that the your power they are delivered. water in the Children’s Pool is Lisa Bonebrake much the same as the water in Every creature that is alive shall Parents’ Committee, La Jolla Cove, along The Shores, be yours to eat.”! This, from a Bird Rock Elementary School “biologist”? Thanks to our uncontrolled population explosion, we are poll rapidly accomplishing all of this. Cows are udderly If you haven’t already, When we are at the end of the delightful please cast your vote in our creatures, I hope Ph.D. Valenreaders poll, found online at tine is still around to demonI would like to respond to, La Jolla strate to those remaining with recent letters about the CowPaVillage News. him the nutrient value of cockrade. Visitors will come from roaches, rats and seagulls. near and far to view the cows QUESTION THROUGH When they are devoured, against the backdrop of our APRIL 8: Is the La Jolla humankind will turn upon itself scenic La Jolla. What I love most CowParade an attraction for the “survival of the fittest” about these beautifully decoratthat will draw visitors and revert to cannibalism. ed, artistically creative and and art lovers to the VilFortunately I can see a glimwhimsical creatures are the lage? smiles they bring to the faces of SEE LETTERS, Page 7 I’m writing to thank you and Sebastian Ruiz for covering the March 24 San Diego Unified School Board meeting (“Principal-sharing plan sparks protest,” Village News, March 26, page 3). With such limited access to the school board members regarding the decisions they’re making, concerned parents are relying on the media to help get our voices heard on these major budget cuts. We’re looking to help the board make better decisions, but have so few options for input. Mr. Ruiz’s article demonstrated great professionalism. I was quoted accurately in the article, and he was able to gain quotes from a school board member as well. Rather than having to submit a letter to the editor, I’m grateful to have a professional journalist cover this important story. Thank you for your commitment to covering local stories like this that hold such longterm effects on our children and community.





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2 Thursday • San Diego Blood Bank bloodmobile, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Irvine Company, 9171 Towne Centre Dr., (800) 4MY-SDBB • Finding health information on the Web – at any age, 1-4 p.m., UCSD Biomedical Library, 9500 Gilman Dr., 534-6321 • Great Artists Grand Finale Gala and children’s art exhibit, 6-8:30 p.m., The Children’s School, 2225 Torrey Pines Lane, 454-0184 • La Jolla Community Planning Assoc. meeting, new trustees sworn in, 6 p.m., LJ Rec. Center, 615 Prospect St. • Reception for “The Third Country” by architect Jim Brown, exhibit pertaining to the border between San Diego and Tijuana, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., 454-5872, 454-5872 • Why Darwin Matters: evolution, intelligent design and the battle for science and religion, 7 p.m., UCSD Price Center West Ballroom, 9500 Gilman Dr., 534-5635

3 Friday • Taste of the Triangle, samples of gourmet cuisine showcased by area restaurants, benefits UC schools, Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 6-11 p.m., 10950 N. Torrey Pines Rd., $75-$85, for info • San Diego Blood Bank bloodmobile, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., UTC Westfield Shoppingtown, 4353 La Jolla Village Dr., (800) 4MY-SDBB • Reception for “Dark Plus Cold” exhibition by Jan van Munster, 6-8 p.m., Quint Contemporary Art, 7739 Drury Lane • First Friday Art Walk, 15 galleries open, music and refreshments, free, see ad page 2 for map

4 Saturday • “Philatelic Footprints on the Road to the Liberation of Shanghai,” Chinese stamp exhibition tracing the post-World War II advance of communism, through June 12, UCSD School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, 9500 Gilman Dr., 534-0667 • Sea Schoolers, introduction of the ocean world to kids ages 3-4, 9:3011 a.m., Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, 534-FISH • Grunion Groupies, lectures on the California grunion and their habitat, Saturdays and Sundays through June 13, 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m., Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, with admission, 534-FISH • Open Studios 2009: New Approaches to Ideas, Materials and Sites, 50 MFA candidates form UCSD illustrate the creative process, 2-8 p.m., Visual Arts Facility, 9500 Gilman Dr., 822-7755 • “Smile, Southern California; You’re the Center of the Universe: The Economy and People of a Global Region,” book discussion by author James Flanigan, 7 p.m.,


mer at the end of this long, dark tunnel. I hope that evolution will try again, and next time change some of its plans to create a more “Peaceable Kingdom.” Peter Fraser La Jolla


UCSD International Center patio, 9500 Gilman Dr., free, 534-6862 • La Jolla Planned District Ordinance meeting, 4 p.m., LJ Rec. Center, 615 Prospect St.

7 Tuesday


• Care & Share meeting for close ones of severely mentally ill, 7:159 p.m., La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7715 Draper Ave., 4530187 • The Generation of Beethoven, lecture by violinist Victoria Martino, new lecture every Tuesday through April 28, 7:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., $14$85, 454-5872 • SoCal soundbytes, local indie bands, 8 p.m., The Loft at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Dr., $8, 534-8497

• San Diego Blood Bank bloodmobile, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 8632 Discovery Way, (800) 4MY-SDBB • Informational meeting for fall prevention course for seniors, 10 a.m.-noon, La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave., free, reserve 4955500 8 Wednesday • Understanding common eye con- • No ENCORE because of Passover, ditions for seniors, 1-3 p.m., North center closes 1 p.m., University City University Community Branch Older Adult Center, Congregation Library, 8820 Judicial Dr., 581- Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre 9637 Dr., 550-5998 An exhibit of Chinese stamps tracing the advance of communism after WW II • LJ Town Council Land Use meet- • University City Community Assoopens April 4 at UCSD’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. ing, 4 p.m., LJ Rec. Center, 615 ciation, 6:30 p.m., University City Prospect St. Library, 9500 Gilman Dr. ■ D.G. Wills, 7461 Girard Ave., free, 6063 La Jolla Blvd., 454-7108 456-1800 • Presentation of the Palms, chil• Wine and cheese party, spon- dren to present palm branches sored by Philanthro Productions to prior to service, 10:20 a.m., Uniraise funds for the UCSD Free Clin- versity City United Church of ic,7 p.m., Monarch Gallery, 1205 Christ, 2877 Governor Dr., 454Prospect St., $25 prepaid, $30 3444 door, 481-9777 • San Diego Interstitial Cystitis Sup• “Save the Ballet!,” California Bal- port Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Coral let Company original works, 7:30 Room, Thornton Hospital, 9300 By Mark Hayes p.m., also April 5 at 2:30 p.m., Cal- Campus Point Dr., free, (619) 266ifornia Ballet Center, 4819 Ronson 2701 Ct., $15-$25, 560-6741 • Series of environment films as Sunday, April 5, 2009 • 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. • Chamber music concert with part of Earth Month events, 1:30 members of the California Institute p.m., Riford Library, 7555 Draper Procession of Palms of Music, Haydn, Grieg, Tseitlin, Ave., free, 552-1657 Chancel Choir and Chamber Orchestra 7:30 p.m., Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 4321 Eastgate Mall, 6 Monday Soloists: Lisa Gutierrez, Heather Hargett, Randy Seward $10, 259-5508 • Spring EGGS-travaganza, week Dr. Myron Tweed, Conductor of special activities for families, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Birch Aquarium, 2300 5 Sunday Come and worship together! “Te Deum,” accompanied by the Expedition Way, with admission, Coffee and refreshments following the service. La Jolla United Methodist Chancel 534-FISH Choir and chamber orchestra, 10 • Cesar Chavez month-long cele6063 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, California, 92037 a.m., Easter egg hunt follows at 11, bration kicks off with awards cer858-454-7108 La Jolla United Methodist Church, emony, reception, 11:30 a.m.,

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‘Shipwrecked’ at Birch Not present amidst all the fearsome sea creatures at Birch Aquarium was the whimsical, man-eating octopus featured in “Shipwrecked, an Entertainment” on stage at the North Coast Repertory Theatre. Shipwrecked was the theme of their 27th season gala. The intimate, 194-seat theatre reaches 40,000 people each year and has a successful education and outreach program for youngsters. Guests were invited to, and complied with, the request to dress in island attire, not a hard thing to do in this tropical paradise we call La Jolla. Unfortunately, the March evening was a bit chilly, so when dinner was served it was under a tent that helped to keep in body heat because the heaters were not very efficient. Among the auction treasures available were a Mazatlan vacation, a Holland America cruise and a martini party for 25. Then there was a directors’ dinner, planned to display the non-theatrical talents of managing director Gaidi Finnie’s wife, Naima, who is an event planner, and Denise Ellenstein, a caterer and husband David, who serves as artistic director of the North County Rep but in his other career served tables. Interestingly enough, the “Shipwrecked” play was based on an elaborate lie but there was nothing false about the items offered up for bid. And a good time was had by all.







1. Edi Shifrin, Naima Finnie, Virginia Jordan and Christina Dainer Ross. 2. Harvey and Sheryl White. 3. Steven Chapman, Denise Young and Marge Sarokin. 4. Chuck and Judy Wheatley. 5. Cindy and Martin Davis, Marti O’Hara and Bob Robbins. 6. Arthur and Molli Wagner. 7. Mary Hazard and Brittnei Salerno. 8. ARTHRITIS: Stuart Kincaid and Dianne York. 9. Carolyn Strauss, Jay Sarno, Dana Green and Jacquie Forester.

Surf Review: From lessons for the beginner to competitive coaching, Surf Diva offers it all. Surf Diva has built a solid reputation for professional, educated, and passionate surfing instructors. Our team boasts individuals with sideline careers such as firefighters, paramedics, nurses, teachers, lawyers, and snowboarders. We offer a variety of surf lessons and clinics for women, men, and children at La Jolla Shores, including: • Weekend & Weeklong Clinics • Private Lessons • Co-ed Day Camps for Kids (La Jolla Surf Camp & Australian Surf

Academy) • Corporate Clinics • Birthday Parties • Bachelorette Parties • Boarding School (Overnight Surf Camp for teens & adults) • Costa Rica Adventures

Our instructors are first-class and we provide all of the necessary equipment and know-how for a fun and fulfilling experience. Surf Diva’s Co-ed Day camp for kids, Australian Surf Academy won “Best Teen Surf Camp of 2008,” by Nickelodeon®’s Parents Choice Award. Check out their ad for a killer discount as a La Jolla Village News reader, and call to reserve a spot at (858) 454-8273. PAID ADVERTORIAL

SUMMER CAMPS Learn, Have Fun, Grow & Succeed YMCA Camp H.R. Erdman is located on the breathtaking North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Nestled between the Waianae Mountains and pristine beaches of Mokuleia, the camp provides an ideal environment for children to grow and stretch their boundaries. Counselors come from around the world and help teach campers the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Campers are encouraged to participate in activities that allow them to enhance values, build character and develop lifelong skills and friendships. YMCA Camp Erdman’s traditional Resident Camp is ideal for girls and boys 6–15 years of age, and offers activities such as; archery, athletics, swimming, arts & crafts, high ropes, and nature classes. Specialty camps include; surfing, horsemanship, creative arts, skateboarding, rock climbing, English as a second language, leader in training and the Hawaii Teen Experience. Register online at or call 808.637.5615.



American Dance Training Camp You're invited to spend an actionpacked week (or two or more!) with us this summer at American Dance Training Camp. Make new friends and have tons of fun while learning the latest jazz, funk and hip-hop dance moves from our top-notch dance faculty. Dancers of all levels — absolute beginners through experienced performers — are welcome at ADTC! ADTC has four great locations:

Stratton Mountain, VT, Squaw Valley, CA, Western Carolina University, NC and Winter Park, CO. Campers stay in beautiful, fully accredited school dormitories, cabins or hotels in picturesque mountain resort areas. Our unique locations mean that, in addition to top-notch dancing instruction, ADTC campers have access to all of the traditional activities you'd want to enjoy at summer camp, as well as access to many of

the amenities you'd expect to find at a mountain destination resort. At ADTC, we have just as much fun outside the dance studio as we do during class! Join us for a funky & fun-filled week you'll never forget. We hope to see you soon! Day program also available. 866-383-ADTC

Day Jams Live your Rock Star dreams this summer at Day Jams the original Rock Music Day Camp for kids 8 to 15. Our creative environment guides campers through songwriting, instrument lessons, band promotion, and a live concert performance. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an advanced player, you can learn guitar, bass, drums, keyboards or vocals from professional musicians and teachers in a friendly and creative environment. “The concerts were amazing. I can’t figure out how they get it all together in such a short amount of time. Bravo!” — DayJams Parent French American School

6550 Soledad Moutain Road, La Jolla CA 92037 July 13–17, 20–24, 800-295-5956,

Spring Camp at Mission Bay Youth Water Sports Camp provides spring break fun! Make sure that this spring break your children are staying active, learning, and having fun at Mission Bay Youth Water Sports Camp. At this weeklong day camp your camper will learn to wakeboard, surf, sail, kayak, or windsurf in the mornings, and get to tryout all of the

rest of the sports in the afternoons. Offering a fun and challenging learning experience outside of the typical classroom environment, the camp adds excitement and new experiences to your child’s spring break plans. They are also currently enrolling for their summer camps

that start June 8th. Full and half-day camps are available. Financial aid is also available for families in need. Call 858-539-2003 for more information or to enroll today, or see their website at www.watersports

Playtime at Claytime Claytime Ceramics Camps offer a good balance of indoor and outdoor activities. Children begin their day with a walk by the tidepools (one block away from the studio), followed by warmup exercises at the studio. On Mondays and Wednesdays we work onceramic painting projects in which children learn ceramic painting techniques (color blending and use of puffy paints). On Tuesdays and Thursdays the kids work on mosaic projects. Chil-


Summer Camp 2009 An Arts & Crafts Adventure Dates: June 8-12; 15-19; 22-26, June 29-July 3 July 6-10; 13-17; 20-24; 27-31 Aug. 3-7; 10-14; 17-21; 24-28

Ages 5 & Up Half-Day Full Day $28/Day • $110/Week $45/Day $185/Week 9am-12pm M-F 9am-3pm M-F All Supplies, Snacks & Beverages Included

Activities Include: Ceramic Painting • Mosaics • Fabric Painting Acrylic Painting • Jewelry Making & More! Reservations: 619-223-6050 1863 Bacon St., Ocean Beach

dren create their own patterns, learn to apply adhesive and grout their own pieces. On Fridays we include fabric painting or sketching or jewelry making. And the week ends with an ice cream party in which the kids get to use the ice cream bowls they painted on Monday. All supplies are included. For reservations call 619-223-6050

YMCA of San Diego County YMCA of San Diego County operates three distinct camps. All of our camps are mission driven, focused on the four core values of the YMCA; Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. Your child will enjoy our safe and nurturing environment, all while having fun and making friends at our ACA accredited camp. Action packed days are followed by our legendary camp fires and skit

nights. No matter what your child enjoys the YMCA has something for everyone. YMCA Camp Marston is an activity based camp. Your child can choose from the 40-ft. climbing tower, archery, drama, arts & crafts, swimming, mountain scooters, and much more. YMCA Camp Surf is located near Coronado where water sports are supplemented with tradi-

tional camp activities. YMCA Raintree Ranch allows campers to learn many aspects of horsemanship while also enjoying dips in the pool, nature hikes, and arts & crafts. YMCA Resident Camp, non-stop fun where children are welcome and accepted.




Summer School Camps with Exciting Themes and Activities for K to 5th Exploration and discovery prevail at Integral Elementary School’s two summer theme camps: A Tropical Adventure (6/30/09 to 7/24/09), and Back in Time (7/27/09 to 8/21/09). Activities include: science fun, history and cultural exploration, arts &

crafts, music and dance, yoga for children, academia review, fun field trips, and meeting new friends! Integral Elementary School is child-centered, innovative, and maintains low student/ teacher ratios. Please call 858-450-4321 for more

information and registration. Register by April 10 for a 10% early bird discount! June 29 to July 24 — Tropical Adventures July 27 to August 21 — Back in Time 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon. — Fri.

$850 for each 4-week session Integral Elementary School 8660 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA 92037 858-450-4321

Come Be a Star at Integral Elementary School’s Summer Theater Camp! Imagine the fun at Integral Elementary School’s Summer Theater Camp for kids 5–11! Classes, taught by Wendy Cotton of Curtain Call Kidz, are designed to foster selfesteem and boost self-confidence while teaching the basic skills of theater arts. Through playful

theater games and activities children are encouraged to develop their acting abilities, sing, dance, perform on stage, and have fun meeting new friends. All students will be cast in a mini-musical, culminating in a full performance on the last day of class. Discount for

June 22–July 31 • Ages 3-5 & 6-12 • 9am–4pm hrough a variety of fun-filled activities, children will enjoy the excitement of new languages French, Chinese and Spanish. Learn about other cultures in theme-based activities, such as “Le tour de France,” “Nature et découverte/” Nature and Discovery: choice of pottery, dance, circus, theater; “Fly to China”, “Uno dos tres vamonos,” and “Les Olympiades,” (sports and Lego activities) $285 per week


Extended day care available: 8:30-9 a.m. & 4-5 p.m.


858-456-2807 6550 Soledad Mountain Rd., La Jolla

enrolling in both sessions. Please call 858-450-4321 for more information and registration. Register by April 10 for a 10% early bird discount! July 7 to July 24 & July 27 to August 14 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mon.–Fri.

$495 for each 3-week session Integral Elementary School 8660 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA 92037 858-450-4321

Villa Musica’s Summer Camp Villa Musica's Summer Camp for Young Singer’s is a week-long day camp for singers between the age of 11–18. In its fourth successful year, this camp gives young singers the opportunity to hone their skills in performance while experiencing many other aspects of the singer skill-set such as acting, movement, accompanist collaboration and even yoga. Villa Musica also offers year round music classes for people all ages and musical backgrounds. Come join us.

“Life Prep” Camp at Stanford and Cal State San Marcos Ten days at SuperCamp can make a world of difference. From better relationships with parents to newfound confidence and motivation to better grades, SuperCamp benefits each camper in a number of ways. SuperCamp prepares middle school and high school students for success by arming them with valuable learning skills and life skills that stay with them long after camp is over. SuperCamp works because the campers love it. Non-stop action with our dynamic and engaging staff, music, meeting new friends, outdoor adventure day, living on-campus at a great college such as Stanford or Cal State San Marcos – it’s why many campers call SuperCamp “the best 10 days of my life.” Programs are available for incoming 6th-8th graders, incoming 9th12th graders, and incoming and current college students. Watch what parents and campers have to say in videos at www. Visit or call (760) 722-0072

Please come join us at the La Jolla YMCA’s Summer Camp Program From June 16th–September 4th. We will serve your children with compassion, patience, skill and respect. Our goal is to introduce children to as many new experiences as possible and help each child feel confident and secure in a fun camping environment. We are dedicated to shaping the lives of our youth and to create friendships and memories that last a lifetime. Our Day Camp offers Traditional Camps, Sports Camps, Gymnastics Camps, Specialty Camps (i.e., Indiana Jones, Fencing, Legoland, Equestrian, Wilderness Survival and much more) and Preschool Enrichment programs, on a weekly basis. Please contact Grace Ihn for more information at 858-453-3483 Ext. 120 or

Kid Ventures is San Diego’s Newest Indoor Kids Village and Parent Cafe We offer camps, birthday parties, drop-ins, specialty classes and much more. Our 6,000 square ft facility is a child and parent's dream come true with a two story castle, pirate ship, child’s village with a market, fire station, theatre, nursery, 50s diner, library and art studio. Our parent’s island offers free wireless internet and a cafe serving specialty tea/coffee and tasty treats. Kid Ventures is conveniently located off the I-5 Freeway in Pacific Beach — we are a sister company to Gym Ventures gymnastics which is right next door. Come and check us out! 858-272-2266 5066 Santa Fe Street, San Diego CA 92109

SUMMER CAMPS La Jolla Country Day School Engage! Enrich! Energize! Your Child This Summer Ever wonder how a battleship operates in the open sea? What your kitchen can teach you about chemistry? Or how you can get a head start on writing that tough college essay? Come to La Jolla Country Day School this summer and find out! Students from Nursery to Grade 12 will find a wide-range of courses to engage their minds, enrich their imaginations, and energize their bodies. At Country Day you’ll find our traditional, academically advanced course work in science, English, mathematics, and foreign language makes up the core of our summer curriculum for all grade levels. Country Day’s summer school offerings include: Camp Torreys — a perennial favorite that provides six weeks of fun and exploration for children ages 5-12 years old “LJCDS Athletic Performance Pro-

Finding a Balanced Camp: Technology and the Outdoors

gram” — for all Upper School, and now Middle School students (Grades 6-8), that prepares young athletes for the demands of high school sports. “College Essay Writing” — that helps seniors get a jump on writing their essays for college applications. Register online today at or call Jerry Fleischhacker at (858) 453-3440 x299 for more information on Country Day’s 2009 Summer School courses.



The Bishop’s School’s Summer Session The Bishop’s School’s Summer Session. June 22 to July 22, 2009 for students in grades 5 to adult. Summer session offers morning and afternoon classes for credit, enrichment, preparation, and review. Fun special programs include SUPERCAMP, Science Camp for girls only,

and Chess Camp. Openings still available in these fine courses that include English, math, art, dance and theater, Spanish, and economics. Information for registration and fees are accessible on The Bishop’s School web site, or by contacting

Julie Zedalis, Director of Summer Session, at zedalisj@ or (858) 459-4021, Ext. 773. Come celebrate summer and learning on Bishop’s beautiful campus in La Jolla.

Gym Ventures Summer Camps Gym Ventures Summer Camps — The Best San Diego has to offer! Don’t miss the Summer of a lifetime and Gym Ventures Sizzling Summer Camps. Our days are filled with gymnastics, games, obstacle courses, crafts, general activities and snacks/lunch. The end of each week

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One concern of parents sending children to computer-based camps is how active the experience will be. Will the whole day be spent in front of the computer? How can I balance my child’s interest in technology with my desire for them to have a physically active camp experience? One option is to sign up separately for computerbased camps and for sports camps. The costs, however, can add up quickly. An alternative is to consider programs that balance the two areas with very unique experiences. Students looking to combine an interest in filmmaking with an interest in skateboarding can participate in a weeklong camp called Skateboarding and Filmmaking with the Digital Media Academy (DMA). Teens visit three skate parks and receive instruction from experts while also capturing the action on film. In a state of the art classroom studio, students learn to edit and integrate special effects to create a skateboarding video. This camp will be offered at UCSD. DMA also offers a Surfing and Filmmaking camp at UCSD. Students improve surfing skills and create a video. For more information on these camps, including dates, and on other DMA camps for kids and teens, please visit digital or call 866-656-3342.


SUPERCAMP, Science Camp for Girls, and USA Chess Camp Call for a brochure (858) 459-4021, Ext. 773 or visit

is the Gym Ventures Olympics where parents, grandparents and friends are invited to come and see what our super star campers have learned throughout the week. Don’t let another Summer go by without coming to Gym Ventures Sizzling Summer Camps. We are convenient-

ly located off the I5 Freeway by the Grand/Garnett exit. Call us today at 858-272-2266 or check out our website for camp information and to register.




The ZLAC Rowing Club Camp Introduces girls to the fun involved in the sport of rowing, whether their interest is in increasing basic fitness or progressing to competitive rowing as a member of the ZLAC Juniors crew team. No rowing experience or equipment is required. The girls develop a passion for rowing; enjoy the camaraderie of the sport, and love being able to train on the beautiful waters of Mission Bay. ZLAC has produced three Olympic champions, as well as U.S. national team participants; and top universities in the U.S have recruited ZLAC

Juniors crew team members. ZLAC boasts a newly built boathouse containing a wide variety of boats and state-of-the-art training equipment and ergometers, as well as a beachfront clubhouse. ZLAC is an acronym for the names of the women who founded the club in San Diego in 1892, making it the oldest women’s rowing club in the world. For more info contact Coach Andrew Kong 858-274-7826,

Make a Splash at Birch Aquarium at Scripps’ Summer Learning Adventure Camps! Accredited by the American Camp Association, these marine science programs for youth ages 4 to 15 inspire understanding and stewardship of the ocean and its inhabitants through exciting field adventures, interactive experiences, and classroom learning. Discover ocean habi-

tats, learn about marine biology, meet live animals, and learn to surf or snorkel with fun day- and weeklong camps. With so many choices in summer experiences, choosing a Birch Aquarium Summer Learning Adventure Camp is an affordable and sound investment in your child's

learning. Camps run from June 29 to September 4, 2009. For more information, visit or call 858-534-7336.

GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps Since 2001, we have coached over 35,000 players all around the country- hosting camps for players of all abilities, girls and boys, ages 8-18. We currently offer over 130 day and overnight camps nationwide. The top-notch GameBreaker staff is comprised of energetic and responsible coaches who look for-

ward to teaching the next generation of lacrosse players better skills within a fun and positive atmosphere. Campers will learn better stick skills, enjoy positional drills, and play in fun and competitive fullfield scrimmages. Each camper will receive a reversible jersey, water bottle and lanyard, as well as other great prizes from adidas Lacrosse.

Campers may register online at or by calling 800-944-7112. Space is limited so interested families are encouraged to register early before the camps sell out. Remember, at the GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps, better players are developed one camper at a time!

The Children’s School of La Jolla Winner of Nickelodeon’s 2008 Parents’ Pick Award for Best |Summer Day Camp in San Diego, offers unique, fun and educational camps for kindergarteners through eighth graders. Campers experience adventure and fun through a variety of half and full day camps ranging from academics (Edible Math Creations, Magic of Science, Literature Fun, Creative Writing & Poetry, Chess, Engineering Fundamentals, Future Architects, Spanish, Ancient Treasures & Mysteries) and the arts (Dance, Ceramics, Cartooning, Sewing, Painting, Musical Theater, Rock-n-Roll Boot Camp, Claymation) to sports (Olympic & Theatrical Fencing, Golf, Cheerleading, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Yoga, Tumbling) and much more (Top Chefs, Digital Photography, Webkinz World, Robotics, Project Runway, Space Quest, Technology, Movie Making, Video Game Design, NASA Space Camp, CIT Leadership Academy, Jr. Detective, Behind the Scenes of Disney & Pixar, etc.)

Register online at 2225 Torrey Pines Lane, La Jolla, CA 92037, 858-454-0184.

SUMMER CAMPS Wells Academic Solutions Wells Academic Solutions has provided individualized tutoring programs for over ten years. This summer, Wells will continue to provide one-on-one academic tutoring and ISEE & SAT test prep. We’re excited to offer summer courses for small groups. Our 90minute structure and convenient scheduling will keep young minds and hands engaged. Our one or two-week courses include: Wonders

with Numbers, Critical Thinking in Math, Multiplication Boot Camp, Literacy Toolbox, Writers’ Club, Writers’ Workshop, Critical Reading, Study Skills, and Mad About Science. We also offer a month long Conversational Spanish course for all ages. Our Fun Fridays will include a drop-in Arts & Crafts class and our free programs: a weekly Book Club for older, independent readers, a

weekly StoryTime for emergent readers, and monthly Community Spotlights. The 7th-12th program will also offer courses for Algebra Review and Geometry and Pre-Calculus Previews. For information: www.wells Contact Dr. Virginia S. Loh at 858-551-2650.



The Peninsula YMCA — for a Camp Program on which You can Depend With the Peninsula Family YMCA, you receive a camping program you can count on, not just for good supervision and safety, but for the personal growth of your child. We work hard to select leaders who will be positive adult role models for your child and who have demonstrated responsibility, maturity, and reliabil-

ity. The Peninsula Family YMCA has low enrollment numbers that help ensure that your child receives the highest quality of care at camp. Come be a part of our amazing camp, we know your child will have a wonderful summer. Call 619-226-8888 for more info.

Nike Baseball Camps Director of the camp is Head Baseball Coach, Dan O’Brien. Coach O’Brien enters his 13th season as head coach of the UC San Diego baseball team in 2009. Serving as Lead Instructor for this week of NIKE Camp is Assistant Coach Michael Oseguera. Campers will train on the beautifully groomed fields of UCSD. Tri-

ton Stadium is one of the premiere fields in all of San Diego County. Located on the east side of campus off of Voigt Drive, the field features two covered dugouts (with lighting and power), a beautiful scoreboard, a fenced in batting cage, and bleacher seating for approx. 1,200. Last year the Tritons set a new school record for wins, finishing the

year with a mark of (43-18). UCSD also advanced to the NCAA West Regional for the second consecutive season. The Tritons enter the 2009 ranked No. 4 by the Collegiate Baseball Division II poll. 1-800-NIKECamp, baseball

Warren-Walker School offers Adventure and Fun this Summer! Warren-Walker School is offering an adventure-filled summer for children 3 years old to entering 6th grade. Prekindergarten students will do the “Boot Scootin’ Boogie and the Hula” as they travel through a different state each week experiencing hands-on activities, music, water play, and crafts. Each week-long camp is taught by our own experienced teachers. Children Grades 1st- 6th will be challenged, engaged, and entertained by three different camp options — Art Camp, Game Camp,

and Science Camp. Art Camp teaches children drawing and painting techniques, including Tshirt and hat painting, as well as craft-making such as origami, puppetry, castle building, and more. Our exciting Science Camp will have tons of hands-on experiments, gooey concoctions, and scientific investigations. Children will head into outer space, learn why and how to “Go Green,” and enjoy a Safari adventure! Each ‘scientist’ will wear a lab coat and keep detailed records of their observa-

tions and findings. Game Camp helps students develop strategies for play, use their creativity, and strengthen math skills. Campers will learn and play Chess, Backgammon, Boggle, Chinese Checkers, and student-created board games. Weekly Camp Dates are June 15–August 14, 9:00 am–3:00 pm. Extended care is available. Call 619-223-3663 for more information or visit the website at

Astrocamp Astrocamp is located in the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains near the town of Idyllwild. We offer one and two week sessions for ages 8 to 16. Astrocamp is an enrichment

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We will continue to offer our individualized academic programs in addition to the following courses: Conversational Spanish, Wonders with Numbers, Critical Thinking in Reading and Math, Multiplication Boot Camp, Literacy Toolbox, Writers' Club and Writers' Workshops, Study Skills, Mad About Science, and Arts & Crafts.

Our free programs include weekly Wells Book Clubs, Storytime, and Community Spotlights. To enroll or for more information, contact Dr. Virginia S. Loh at 858-551-2650.

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‘Rigoletto’ is grand opera at its grandest BY CHARLENE BALDRIDGE | VILLAGE NEWS


L’ubica Vargicová (above) is Gilda, Arutjun Kotchinian (right photo, on left) is assassin Sparafucile and Lado Atanelli sings the title role in San Diego Opera’s “Rigoletto.”

San Diego Opera (SDO) mounted a lovely new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto” March 28, and once again allowed patrons to see the set change between Act I and Act II. The huge, realistic sets and costumes, both designed by Carl Toms, were purchased by artistic and general director Ian Campbell from New York City Opera and refurbished in SDO shops. The first scene features what may be the largest kitsch sculpture of Bacchus on the planet. An assiduous talent scout, Camp-

bell is also responsible for engaging Slovakian soprano L’ubica Vargicová, who made her SDO debut as Gilda. The impresario heard the diva nine years ago in Bratislava, and due to her busy international career (she sang at Los Angeles Opera last season) it took this long to get her here. Vargicová is impressive. Physically, she is slim and graceful and quite convincingly portrays the cloistered, virginal girl who falls hopelessly in love with a royal cad (the Duke of Mantua, sung by Albanian tenor Giuseppe Gipali). Vargicová’s voice is not the usual coloratura. It has great amplitude and beauty in the middle registers, then soars with mostly pinpoint accuracy into the stratosphere. Her “Caro Nome” was a highlight of the evening, as was the high note she nailed while sliding down her father’s leg after she is raped. One longs to hear her Lucia one day. She and Gipali are not well matched in timbre or musical phrasing in their Act I, Scene 2, duets, which feel as if Maestro Edoardo Müller were dragging them along. One misses quintessential, Italianate phrasing and vocal blend that is so required of Verdi singers. The handsome Gipali has been

singing the Duke and Puccini’s Cavaradossi, but his voice seems light, nonetheless, in the 3,000-seat Civic Theatre. He’s got the requisite edge that allows for clean runs, but his voice fails to arch over into certain above-the-staff notes, resulting in inaccurate pitch. The evening’s exemplary Italianate singing is that of Georgian baritone Lado Ataneli, in the title role of the deformed Rigoletto, father of Gilda and court jester to the Duke. Ataneli, who sang Simon Boccanegra here in 2005, has a luscious voice, a beautiful, strong top, and all the fatherly tenderness one could hope to see. Ataneli and Vargicová’s Act I and Act III duets are highlights of the production. But then, Verdi did his best writing for fatherly figure and soprano. Also handsome, disarming, scary and wonderful to hear is Armenian bass Arutjun Kotchinian as the assassin for hire, Sparafucile. As Sparafucile’s whorish sister, Maddalena, Kirsten Chavez is alluring vocally and physically. She, Vargicová, Gipali and Ataneli sang absolutely the best Quartet in memory on opening night. It was accurate and beautifully modulated, a real example of collegial excellence. Lighting designer Michael Whitfield’s marvelous storm and the

magnificent playing of San Diego Symphony punctuate that scene. Under the direction of Timothy Todd Simmons, the men’s chorus turns in a great sounding, grand looking Act II account of Gilda’s abduction for the Duke’s pleasure. Toms’ costumes for the Act I costume ball are a treat, with commedia dell’arte masks and feathered headdresses. This is grand opera at its most thrilling — big, rife with melody and spectacular to behold. Three performances remain: 8 p.m. Friday, April 3; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 5; and 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the San Diego Civic Theatre, Third Avenue at C Street. For tickets ($35-$200), visit or call (619) 533-7000. ■

Heavenly Brahms Requiem transports listeners BY CHARLENE BALDRIDGE | VILLAGE NEWS

It is safe to say that most classical music lovers prefer their German Requiem (Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45) straight up — that is, uninterrupted by applause between movements. So exquisite was the experience of Johannes Brahms’ work March 14 at Copley Symphony Hall that the noise distracted from the reverent work’s forward momentum section to section, disrupting the ethereal plane to which San Diego Master Chorale, San Diego Symphony and Maestro Jahja Ling had taken listeners. Granted, no personal devices — hearing aids, cell phones or other electronics — buzzed or tweeted. The artistry is the thing, of course. As usual, the 125-singer Master Chorale manages a celestial blend and amazing pianissimo singing, though one could carp that their German was oddly bereft of consonants. A few more tenors and

baritones would be wonderful, as well, and some additional young people to give one faith that the choral tradition will not die. Having been heard in San Diego Symphony’s performances of Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” soprano Janice Chandler-Eteme returned to open the vocal portion of the evening with Schubert Lieder (“Erkönig,” “Die Forelle,” “Ihr Bild” and “Standchen”) accompanied by the orchestra. She has a lovely head voice rife with overtone, yet sturdy and audible despite its curious lack of chest. Apparently she will soar for many years. Chandler-Eteme acquitted herself well in the Requiem’s ravishingly beautiful “Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit.” Baritone Stephen Powell, a fixture on opera stages nationwide, displayed a voice of lush scope and quality in the “Herr, Lehre doch mich” and “Denn wir haben hie keine bliebende Statt” with its

exciting “trumpet shall sound” section. His diction was crisp. The chorus gets the hit tune, “Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen,” known in the hymnal as “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place (Oh, Lord of Hosts).” An agnostic, Brahms took a lot of flak for Ein deutsches Requiem, a mass that has no crucifixion and resurrection. He steadfastly maintained that it was a German mass in German rather than Latin, and not a Catholic mass. It is, instead, a mass of consolation for those who mourn (the living) and those who are mourned (the dead). San Diego Symphony’s Jacobs’ Masterworks series resumes at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 4, when violinist Corey Cerovsek plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Under the baton of Philip Mann, the orchestra will also play Ottorino Respighi’s “Fountains of Rome.” For more details, visit or call (619) 235-0804. ■




La Jolla Brew House Get ready for March Madness! Catch all the games at the La Jolla Brew House mega March Madness package showing all 65 games! New flatscreens giant 8x10 projector, 20 hd TV’s, two full bars, private party room for large groups, pooltable, beer pong and wii bowling tournaments! New lunch and dinner menu. Late night happy hour! New nightly specials. Join us wednesday night for $3 drafts featuring local & house brewed beers, $5 pizzas, and $5 wings! Heated patio with fireplace and widescreen tvs. Pet friendly, families welcome! Book your special events with us! See you at the house for a cold pint & warm cheer !

The Broken Yolk Café Offers a large selection of home cooked meals in a comfortable and casual atmosphere. There are over 20 different omelets to choose from as well as a wide variety of other breakfast favorites which include pancakes, waffles and French toast. Feel more like lunch? Try one of our juicy ½ pound burgers or one of our large sandwiches. Our generous portions will leave you full and satisfied.

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Swimmers look to surface with CIF gold BY DAVE THOMAS | VILLAGE NEWS

The 2009 scholastic swim season is under way for several area teams as they look to make a splash this spring. At La Jolla Country Day (LJCD) School, the Lady Torreys under head coach Nate Heppner graduated three CIF qualifiers in 2008 (Chelsea Burns, Norae Shakur, Mel Kaplan) and as such, their 2009 campaign rests on the shoulders of a very young squad. Freshmen Allison Rhodes (I.M., free), Alexandra Rhodes (fly, free) and Alexandra Levine (I.M., backstroke) will look to fill the shoes of last year’s seniors. Returning sophomore relay standout Alexandra Trifunovic (I.M., free, breaststroke) is strong in a number of events, and senior Kelly Janus (sprint free, fly) should have a strong season as well. Additional depth comes from freshman Savannah Dowling (fly) and sophomore Gabi Shevel (free). “Despite our young team, I do expect the Country Day girls to fin-

We lost only one senior ... and several newcomers will provide much needed depth. NAT HEPPNER LJCD COACH

ish somewhere in the top half of the Eastern League standings,” Heppner remarked. On the boys side, Heppner expects a stronger team from a season ago. “We lost only one senior (Ryan Frace) to graduation, and several newcomers will provide much needed depth,” Heppner noted. The 2009 squad is led by two seniors, Henry Clausner (sprint free, breaststroke) and Jihoon Yoon (I.M. breaststroke). Supporting them will be sophomores Don-

Spikers netting victories early on BY DAVE THOMAS | VILLAGE NEWS

A pair of area scholastic boys volleyball teams are searching for some momentum early on in the season. At La Jolla High, head coach Dave Jones and the Vikings got off to a bit of a slow start because six of the team’s seven starters were on the school’s championship basketball team, meaning they did not join the volleyball squad until more than three weeks into the season.

La Jolla’s overall record coming into the week was 10-6 (0-1 Western League). “Western League will be a battle this year, with Cathedral, Saints, La Jolla and Parker all likely candidates for the overall Top 10 teams in the county,” Jones said. “Still, we will be working hard to defend our Western League and CIF Division III championship titles.” La Jolla started the season off at the Mountain View Tournament SEE SPIKERS, Page 16


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ald Dean (free, fly) and Liam Devine (free, back). A solid group of freshmen includes Adrian Kaku (free, back), Jonathan Lin (free), Ben Beatty (back, breast) and Guillem Arlandez (free). “Like our girls, I hope to see our boys squad finish in the top half of the Eastern League standings,” Heppner added. LJCD kicked off its season recently with a strong effort against Christian High School. LJCD’s girls lost a close contest 8584, while the boys were convincing winners, 95-78. At La Jolla High School, head coach Tom Atwell and the Vikings have had a couple of meets to date. In action last week with The Bishop’s School, the La Jolla boys won their match by a 102-68 score, while the La Jolla girls fell 87-83. The boys are unbeaten heading into this week, while the girls have scored wins over Fountain Valley and Patrick Henry. “We are off to an excellent start,” Atwell commented. “Both the boys and the girls teams look very

SPORTS briefs La Jolla High baseball wins pair; falls to UC The La Jolla High School baseball team won two of three games in action last week in the City Conference Tournament to improve its season mark to 5-3. The Vikings routed the Lincoln

The La Jolla High swim team relaxes in the hot tub after a meet with Patrick Henry High and listens to the post-mortem from Coach Tom Atwell.

strong, and once we get everybody in race shape we will be in a great position to make a run at the league championship, City Conference and CIF.” Some swimmers to watch this season include senior Tyler Woods, who will be swimming for Johns Hopkins next year. Woods swims the 50 free, 100 free and the two free-style relays. Grace Benefield, who swims the distance events in the 200 and 500, will most likely be swimming for UC Davis next year.

Hornets 17-2, as senior center fielder Robbie Beathard led the way offensively by going 4-for-5 with a double, home run and four RBIs. Robby Ortiz added a threerun homer. On the mound, Josh Desrosiers earned his first victory and David Conde picked up his first save in relief. Patrick Christensen threw a complete game as La Jolla topped St. Augustine 5-1. Christensen

The varsity squad is also looking to contributions from Eric Hedlin in the 200 and 500, as well as Allie Knight in the 100 back and 100 fly. The dive team is also ready to begin its competition. Under the leadership of coach Megan Looney, the diving squad has returning divers in Eric Lee, Haley Cottrell and Kimball Wing. — Editor’s note: Information on The Bishop’s School was not available prior to press time. ■

scattered six hits and struck out 10 while tying a La Jolla High School record with his 19th career victory. In a 9-2 loss to University City High, Dustin Ouellette suffered his first loss of the season for La Jolla. University City was led by Aaron Tabbiendo (three RBIs), Vince Rizzo (two RBIs), Collin SEE BRIEFS, Page 16




Forgey (two RBIs) and Ryan Waltermire (two RBIs). Waltermire also picked up the win on the mound. “We are making some very good improvements as a team,” La Jolla High head coach Gary Frank said. “We earned a couple of tough wins this week. We still have a lot of room for improvement, but I’m very pleased about our progress thus far.”

Cathedral tops La Jolla girls track In Western League girls track action last week, Cathedral Catholic scored an 81 2/3 - 54 1/3 victory over La Jolla High.

Both teams had a number of girls who did not run due to illness. La Jolla had seven members who did not participate in all of the events, having just joined the team only three days earlier because of participation in the state soccer playoffs. Top La Jolla performances included Vanora Guerard (long jumper, triple jumper and high hurdler), who is undefeated in two dual meets and two invitationals; Tess Plant-Thomas, who won the 400 meters in a time of 60.22; and Nihal Kayali, who captured the 800 meters in 2:23.50. On Saturday at the Mt. Carmel Invitational, Guerard won the Division II triple jump with a leap of 35’ 9”, which was a whole foot improvement over her previous personal



Former Padres pitcher Matt Bush has been charged with four counts of misdemeanor battery following a Feb. 4 incident at Granite Hills High. The Pads shipped Bush to the Toronto Blue Jays after the altercation.

record last Thursday. The jump on Saturday was the fifth best overall between Division I and II entrants. In the 1600, Kayali placed second with a time of 5:07.50. ■

(Tucson, Az.) and finished with a 5-2 record despite missing five junior starters. Tyler Heap was selected to the All-Tournament Team for the Vikings. La Jolla began San Diego area play with non-league matches against Canyon Crest and Rancho Bernardo. The Vikings swept Canyon Crest and lost a hard-fought three-game match to Rancho Bernardo. In La Jolla’s opening Western League match, the Vikings fell to Francis Parker in four competitive games. At La Jolla’s own Beach City Invitational last weekend, the Vikings tallied wins over Sanger High and Valley Center, finishing the tournament in ninth place the next day with a win over Otay Ranch and a competitive loss to Capistrano Valley, which took the quarterfinal Gold Division match from La Jolla with a score of 27-29, 26-24, 15-13. Heap was once again — Editor’s note: Information on La Jolla selected to the All-Tournament Team. At The Bishop’s School, head coach Tod Mat- Country Day School was not available at press tox has a pair of seniors to work with in David time. ■

All Souls’ Episcopal Church Maundy Thursday - Eucharist, 6:00pm Good Friday Liturgy - Noon Children’s Good Friday Service, 5:00 pm Easter Vigil - Saturday, 8:00pm

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La Jolla Lutheran Church Celebrate what Jesus has done

Thursday, April 9 – Holy Thursday 6:15 p.m. Simple Soup Supper 6:45 p.m. Service with Sacrament of Holy Communion Friday, April 10 – Good Friday 9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. – Chapel open for prayer Sunday, April 12 – Easter Day 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. – Easter Celebration Worship Services Special Music with Chancel Choir and Brass Ensemble Sermon – “Words of Life: Invitation to New Life” The Rev. Dr. Emma Moore-Kochlacs Childcare available.

Stotelmyre and Darshan Patel, who have been in the program for four years, and two others in Trevor Sinclair and Justin Wolfe, who Mattox notes are among the most talented athletes on campus. Mattox also likes the sophomore class of Alex Sammon, Adam Wrobel, Christian Lane, Stephen Kaiser and Brent Rossin, who all started matches during their freshman seasons. “They are a year older and a year more experienced now,” Mattox noted. Heading into this week, Bishop’s was 6-1, going 4-1 in the Monte Vista Invitational. Bishop’s defeated Christian, Coronado, Mater Dei and El Capitan before losing to Eastlake. Sophomore middle blocker Christian Lane made the All-Tourney team for the Knights. After the tourney, Bishop’s won two matches against Clairemont and Mission Bay. “Our league will be competitive; I think all the teams are pretty evenly matched, though Canyon Crest is probably the favorite,” Mattox added.

UNIVERSITY CITY UNITED CHURCH Maundy Thursday Service, April 9, 7pm Good Friday Prayer, April 10, 12pm–3pm Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 11, 9:30am Easter Services, April 12, 9am & 10:30am

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Bird Rock business fills financial niche BY ALYSSA RAMOS | VILLAGE NEWS

Roy H. Eder, chairman and CEO of TAC Financial Inc., launched the company’s newest branch in Bird Rock last month in an effort to bring banking solutions to previously unbankable customers while reducing employers’ costs. TAC has created a system called a direct deposit payroll card — essentially a Visa check-card program the company offers to employers. “Our goal is to put the checkcashing companies out of business,” Eder said. “We’re not a retail shop… we’re creating a financial services platform, starting with signing [employees] up with direct deposit.” Eder focuses on mostly Latino employees unable to obtain bank accounts, he said. Eder’s company,

The Americas Card (TAC) Financial Inc., headquartered in Las Vegas, enlists employers to offer workers direct deposit with a Visa check card through Palm Desert National Bank. TAC may have found a niche. According to Eder, TAC began enrolling companies with direct deposit and a TAC Visa card last month. “Originally, we planned to have less than 1,000 active cards and we have just under 10,000,” Eder said. “We’re trying to create a whole experience that’s different than normal — trying to reduce financial tension.” By gearing TAC toward Latino communities, Eder said the company provides services such as money transfer opportunities and SEE NICHE, Page B·3

Regatta brings top rowers to Mission Bay April 4-5 BY PAUL DOUGLAS | VILLAGE NEWS

The 36th annual San Diego Crew Classic rowing regatta returns to Mission Bay April 4 and 5, when the colorful spectacle will send thousands of athletes out to compete for trophies and tradition. The races launch at 7:30 a.m. both days on the east side of Crown Point and continue until 5 p.m. Top universities and club teams from throughout the country will send their eight-person boats to compete. Local university crews from University of San Diego (USD), San Diego State University (SDSU) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) will each compete in the preliminary events Saturday that will shape their weekend tournament. The collegiate rowers will race

against crews from UCLA, USC, Notre Dame, Stanford, Washington, Georgetown, Harvard, Purdue, Princeton, Yale and Texas, to name a few. USD’s Toreros and Lady Aztecs women’s crews will compete for the Women’s Cal Cup, starting in separate heats Saturday morning. But they could go head-to-head in the finals. The SDSU and USD men’s crews will also fight for the same varsity Cal Cup. With just 300 athletes at the inaugural Crew Classic in 1973, the competition now draws more than 3,500 competitors to Mission Bay representing more than 100 teams, from Washington to Minnesota to Massachusetts and Florida. More than 20,000 friends, family and fans are expected to participate in the SEE REGATTA, Page B·7


SEE YOU AT KANABEACH KanaBeach chairman Frank Beall (above) shows a 100 percent bamboo-fiber “Biologik” line shirt during a March 28 trunk show at Surf Diva, 2160 Avenida de la Playa. The event marked the U.S. launch of France’s KanaBeach Clothing. Emily Benoit (right photo, from left), Surf Diva president and coowner Coco Tihanyi, Beall and Surf Diva co-owner Izzy Tihanyi enjoy the fashion party.

Padres prep for home opener: Dodger-ball BY MARTIN JONES WESTLIN | VILLAGE NEWS the importance of the affordable theme that rings true, and that

As the San Diego Padres franchise prepares to launch its 41st campaign amid recessionary times, the new CEO has said that his first season will be marked by formulas that make games and concessionary goods easier on the pocketbook. More than a month before he was introduced as Padres CEO and vice chairman on Thursday, March 26, Jeff Moorad stressed

baseball experience, especially as it affects families. “It is critically important, whether it’s concessions, merchandise or the baseball experience itself, that it is affordable — not only to the businesses that support the club, but especially to the individual families and those who bring kids and experience baseball,” he said during a conference call in February. “Affordability has got to be the

certainly will be the theme as the new ownership group transitions in.” Several businessmen, including former NFL quarterback Troy Aikman, recently took control of 35 percent of the club from John Moores, who retains the franchise chairmanship. Moorad anticipates that his group will own 100 percent of the club by or before 2014. The SEE PADRES, Page B·6


Wringing new technology from old marine sponges BY JUDITH LEA GARFIELD

“Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn’t happen.” — Steven Wright

Sulfur sponge growing runners.


From personal hygiene to pharmaceuticals and telecommunications, it seems marine sponges have always been part of human society. The group of sponges used

for centuries for bathing builds a skeleton for itself out of a material called “spongin.” Because spongin is soft and pliable, people collected these sponges, dried them and then used their skeletons to scrub themselves clean.

Eventually, these sponge species became seriously overfished (many people were found to be allergic to them anyway), so synthetic sponges began to be manufactured and are predominantly used today. Arriving on the scene around 580 million years ago, sponges are the simplest of (and maybe earliest) multicellular marine animals: no mouth and gut but pores galore that handle all the essentials of life. SEE SPONGES, Page B·2





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Sponges pass water through themselves via an organization of water canals. By pumping water though their body, they feed, breathe, reproduce and excrete wastes. A sponge is a colonial animal, meaning that many individuals live together as one. To demonstrate that they are a mass of independence, scientists put a sponge in a blender, and then placed the ground-up pieces back into an aquarium. The remaining cells reformed themselves into another sponge. If multiple sponge species are pureed together, each species recombines with its own kind. How they do this requires understanding how cells recognize and accept or reject each other, which is somehow connected to understanding why some transplant patients reject their new organs. One sponge species being studied has a similar system to that found in humans but of course much, much simpler. Scientists grafted together pieces of different individual sponges — simulating what happens in human transplants — and observed that a certain cell type swarmed to the graft site, suggesting that those cells are involved in recognizing alien tissue and then rejecting it. Thus, the cells isolated from the sponge may be a primitive form of our immune system’s human natural killer cells. Research continues into understanding sponge tissue rejection, which may lead to what is involved in human tissue rejection. I see sponges all the time while scuba diving and snorkeling. From vibrant jewel tones (orange, violet, yellow, purple and red) to the bland (gray or brown), sponges off our coast mostly lack a definite form of symmetry (unlike the many vaselike or barrel-shaped tropical species) and instead grow along hard surfaces like rocks. They may measure a couple of inches to several feet across. Sponges may reproduce asexually by budding off new tissue, by fragmentation in which parts grow into new sponges, and sexually (producing eggs and sperm at different times within the individual). For the sexual method, sperm are shed into the water but eggs remain in the sponge where they are fertil-


To correctly identify sponges, a microscope is a necessity. From a macro perspective, the various colors and growth patterns speak to the variety of sponges found in local waters. While most are encrusting types (like the gray, above, orange and yellow), a few three-dimensional species occur (like the pink, below).

ized. Although mollusks (like sea slugs and chitins) and some sea stars eat sponges, they are toxic to most marine life. The toxins not only deter potential predators but also prevent animal larva and plant spores from settling on their surfaces. In this way, neighboring invertebrates can’t overgrow and smother the sponge. The potent chemicals that sponges use for protection have attracted intense interest from medical researchers and pharmaceutical companies seeking to develop new drugs. Sponges have been found to contain antibiotic substances, chemicals like steroids and antiinflammatory, anti-viral and antiarthritis compounds. Optic fibers, an invention at the heart of late 20th-century telecommunications, have been occurring naturally in the frigid waters of the

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Golden Triangle Chamber of Commerce members and visitors enjoy last month’s Business After Five Mixer at Vigilucci’s. The April 8 mixer will be held at Burgundy Grill and Wine Bar, 830 Kline St.

month of May at Prospect Bar and Lounge. The April mixer will be hosted by Burgundy Grill and Wine Bar, 830 Kline St. Burgundy’s offers Frenchinfused cuisine dishes that pair well with their large selection of fine wines. The event will start off with greeting and socializing over French favorites and burgundy wine, followed by a ceremony of

honoring new members and announcing raffle prize-winners. The cozy, vintage cottage-style restaurant will host this eventful evening Wednesday, April 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Chamber news and events are listed on the chamber website, If you have any questions, please contact George Schmall, chairman of the board, (858) 350-1253. ■

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direct deposits without going to check-cashing businesses. “In 2006, there were $68 billion transferred to the Americas and there were $5 billion in fees,” Eder said. “We go to their employers, in construction, hospitality, agriculture and franchise services.” “There are 84 million unbanked adults in the U.S. … mostly Hispanic and Latino,” Eder said, adding that they cash their paychecks at check-cashing businesses. “They’re paying from 6 to 8 percent… our mission is to eliminate all of those fees.” Though Eder said TAC offers free Visa cards and the program is free, the company profits through ATM and point-of-sale fees. TAC executives said they also cut employers’ costs. “We actually reduce employers’ expenses right now — saving them money,” Eder said, adding that the direct deposit program is free and cuts down on printing costs. Though some larger financial institutions were previously spotlighted for allowing undocumented residents to bank, Eder said TAC accesses prescreened employees.

BUSINESSbrief Sports Arena/West Mission Bay Drive may get revamped Traffic accidents and careless drivers have prompted state traffic engineers to propose the installation of better traffic signals and a median on southbound West Mission Bay Drive as it crosses under Interstate 8 and becomes Sports Arena Boulevard. Traffic officials hope to start the $1.2 million project in summer 2010. Drivers exiting the I-8 westbound on Mission Bay Drive/Sports Arena Boulevard often dangerously cross over to the far side of the street to get back on the eastbound I-8. This puts pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers in danger, said

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“Whatever the employer has, we have the same information,” Eder said. “Instead of going through the individual, we use the same information.” Because TAC has been successful, Eder said he plans to expand the company into a “financial services platform” wherein the client can prepay for medical, legal, auto insurance and other short-term services such as credit repair, he said. “We’re looking into cash advances, looking at the culture and looking at their needs,” Eder said. TAC is located at 5535 La Jolla Blvd. For more information, visit or call sales director Keith J. Saxe, (858) 775-9947. ■

Richard Estrada, a California Department of Transportation engineer. “[Caltrans] staff have actually seen people cross lanes,” he said. “[Drivers] will get into that freeflow lane and cut across, driving over the delineators (small plastic poles).” City of San Diego staff, however, is concerned the change could back up traffic along West Mission Bay Drive as motorists try to leave Pacific Beach and the Mission Bay area. Traffic currently flows freely on the West Mission Bay Drive lane leading to the eastbound I-8. City traffic engineer Julio Fuentes said agencies will meet in the coming months “for them [Caltrans] to consider our comments.” According to a preliminary Caltrans staff report, the area has been the scene of 105 collisions between April 2000 and March 2006. ■

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La Jolla Public Library born in May 1899 BY CAROL OLTEN

Exactly 110 years ago this spring — May 30, 1899, precisely — Anson Mills made an important notation in his diary assuring La Jolla a significant literary legacy. It read: “Miss Sawyer has promised to give the Library to us, and this evening we formed a Library Association and incorporated.” Such was the genesis of the La Jolla Public Library. The Miss Sawyer of reference was Florence Sawyer, a young woman who had come to La Jolla four years earlier accompanying an invalid in a wheelchair named Julia Hannah Spear. Upon Ms. Spear’s death and after her own marriage to a Los Angeles gentleman named John Bransby, Ms. Sawyer gifted the small but exquisitely furnished library and timely book collection to La Jolla posterity. For many years, it was a popular literary gathering place affectionately called The Reading Room at the corner of Girard Avenue and Wall Street (present site of the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library). In 1921, the building was moved to 7590 Draper Ave. and, only a few years ago, to The Bishop’s School campus where it has been restored to present-day use as a small meeting room. The Reading Room’s story has been told ad infinitum, but Ms. Sawyer and her origination of the library and her wanderings in La Jolla in the 1890s remain somewhat of an enigma. Who was the invalid lady she was traveling

How and where did Ms. Sawyer acquire $1,000 worth of books, including some of the latest ...? with? How did they arrive in La Jolla to stay as guests of the La Jolla Park Hotel, which burned to the ground in a mysterious fire in 1896? How and where did Ms. Sawyer acquire $1,000 worth of books, including some of the latest titles by Huxley, to furnish the library, not to mention a large upright piano and other fashionable furnishings for it? When the Misses Sawyer and Spear arrived in La Jolla, they appeared well-endowed traveling companions arriving most probably by carriage to be guests at “the queen of seaside resorts” offering “pleasant climate, balmy and invigorating sea air, beautiful wild flowers, curious shells, smooth beaches, wonderful caves, sea mosses and ferns of rare beauty, ocean gold fish visible every day of the year.” Perhaps, a bit bored by all the hotel offered, Sawyer and Spear gathered together with the ladies of the town and started a reading club. Sawyer also invested in real estate. On Aug. 26, 1895, she purchased a sizeable chunk of

the original La Jolla Park subdivision, including the lot at Girard Avenue and Wall Street where she financed the building of the Reading Room. Upon completion, the little literary gem was furnished not only with books but a cook stove, carved wood tables and chairs, a Persian carpet, lace curtains and a cozy brick fireplace — all at Sawyer’s expense. It soon became a gathering place for everyone in the small community, including a Thanksgiving Day in 1898 when 60 people assembled for dinner. Card parties were held every Friday evening. As a lending library, it was open three times a week. Anson Mills assumed the position of librarian. Ms. Sawyer, in the meantime, had also purchased the Red Rest cottage (still remaining with the Red Roost on Coast Boulevard). On May 26, 1899, Ms. Sawyer married Mr. Bransby in Los Angeles. The couple spent part of their honeymoon at the Red Rest, and four days after the wedding, Ms. Sawyer announced her donation of the Reading Room to La Jolla. Ironically, she also disappeared from La Jolla history at that time forever. — “Reflections” is a monthly column written for the La Jolla Village News by the La Jolla Historical Society’s historian Carol Olten. The Society, dedicated to the preservation of La Jolla heritage, is located at 7846 Eads Ave. and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. ■

OBITUARY Dr. John E. Miller, M.D. Dr. John E. Miller, retired Kaiser Permanente pediatrician, died unexpectedly March 5 while hiking in the beautiful Cuyamaca Mountains that he loved, with dear friends by his side. He was 71. John was born to Henry and Christine Miller in Harta, Hungary on Oct 25, 1937. After World War II, his family was forced out of Hungary to East Germany. Shortly thereafter, his family bribed border guards to cross into West Germany, where they spent four years in a relocation camp. They immigrated to the United States in 1952, eventually settling in Cleveland, Ohio. He quickly learned English and excelled in school, becoming the first member of his family to attend college. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1960, where he was also a star soccer player, and then graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1964. He completed his residency training in pediatrics at L.A. County/USC Medical Center. During his medical training he met the love of his life, Patricia, and they were married in 1966. Upon completion of his residency, he entered the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed at SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) in Belgium for three years. Their daughter Kristin was born during this time.


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Upon returning to the United States, he was hired by Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in San Diego. It was in San Diego that their son Patrick was born. John worked as a pediatrician until his retirement in late 1999. He remained dedicated to improving the medical care of children throughout his 32year career and was known as a caring, kind and compassionate physician. In his retirement, John continued to pursue his passion for reading, gardening, bicycling, cooking with his daughter, backpacking with his son, traveling with his wife and hiking with his friends. He loved exploring the backcountry, especially Yosemite National Park, the Eastern Sierra Nevada, and the Cuyamaca and Laguna mountains of San Diego. He was passionate about growing organic fruits and vegetables, which he loved to share with relatives and friends. He was regarded by his friends and family as a modern renaissance man and SEE MILLER, Page B·7

CINEMA ‘Sin Nombre’ is Sundance award-winner BY JAMES COLT HARRISON | VILLAGE NEWS

Cary Joji Fukunaga is a lucky young man, indeed. With “Sin Nombre” (meaning “nameless”), his debut motion picture, he won the Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival. The film also won the Excellence in Cinematography Award for Adriano. The look of the film is stunning, with many images of Mexico given “movie star” attention, despite the squalor of the rundown towns and general poverty so inherent in that country. But the natural areas, the streams, the fields and the flora and fauna, are lovingly photographed with colors vibrant and near-Technicolor in their brilliance. “Production designer Pache and I talked a lot about colors and textures. We went for a saturated, yet not overt, palette,” Fukunaga said. “There are these natural decaying backgrounds mixed with hot spots of color.” Fukunaga wanted to depict the difficulties of the immigrants from Central America trying to get to the United States. It’s really two stories rolled into one, with the usual interconnections not apparent until well into the story. Mexican actress Paulina Gaitan plays a young Honduran (Sayra) who is traveling with her father and uncle to obtain a brighter life in the United States. All the immigrants steal rides on top of the trains that wend their way through Mexico. They are always subject to attacks by pirates, the natural elements and hostile natives. They have no food and

Even small boys are recruited and must prove themselves by killing another in cold blood. little water. They scrape up what little they can buy or find along the way. Some are killed by accidents on the train. Some die at the hand of raiding bandits. It’s a harrowing journey. Handsome young Honduran actor Edgar Flores, making his screen debut, plays Casper, a disillusioned member of the Mara Salvutrucha gang brotherhood. Gang leader Lil’ Mago (brilliantly evil and sadistic actor Tenoch Huerta Mejia) ruins Casper’s life with his great love Martha Marlene (Diana Garcia). Casper knows he must find a way out by fleeing. But first he is commanded to accompany Lil’ Mago and little Smiley (Kristyan Ferrer) to rob the immigrants on the train of all their money. Fate brings Sayra and Casper together when she befriends him and they hope for new lives across the border. Unexpected events alter their meeting and their lives are changed forever. Both Gaitan and Flores seem to have a future in Spanish-language films, much as Salma Hayak, Gael Garcia Bernal and

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Diego Luna (the latter two produced the film) have broken through on the screen. The brutality and viciousness of the renegade gangs in Mexico seem overly cruel, but apparently this is a true depiction of the murders that happen on a daily basis. Even small boys are recruited and must prove themselves by killing another in cold blood. The corruption of boys in this manner is disgusting and is done without conscience. Fukunaga incorporates much of his own experiences while he was doing research in Mexico into the film. “Two Hondurans and I jumped on (the train) and traveled across Chiapas,” Fukunaga said. “A lot of what happened on that 27hour trip — within the first couple of hours — formed the basis for what happens on top of the train in ‘Sin Nombre.’ The bandit attack that happened not far from us, and the camaraderie of the immigrants, enriched my perspective.” The immigrants themselves were positive in their outlook despite the hardships. “If they’re on top of the train and completely dehydrated, they’ll say, ‘It will rain and we will collect water.’ If the bandits attack the trains, they’ll say, ‘We’ll run and then come back to the train when the bandits go away.’ Whatever happens, they will roll with it,” Fukunaga explained. “They don’t dramatize what’s happening to them.” The main characters in the film are motivated by different needs.




Paulina Gaitan is a young Honduran trying to get to the U.S. in “Sin Nombre.”

Young Smiley (10) had no male role models in his life, having been raised by his grandmother. He idolizes Casper as a big brother. Smiley wanted to be part of a community, and that motivates him to join a gang. On the other hand, the beautiful young Sayra and Casper are attempting to reconstruct a family that never existed for them. They connect on a personal level during the story, but in the end they are both in very different

places emotionally. The film is a startling look at people we may ignore and not care about on an everyday basis. But when Fukunaga’s cameras invade their private lives, the immigrants become flesh and blood and real humans. It’s a touching — and frightening — look at gangland activity and those who prey on the immigrants making their way to a better world. Focus Features. ■

LIFESTYLES B6 Free beer samples dry up at SeaWorld THURSDAY · APRIL 2, 2009 LA JOLLA VILLAGE NEWS

World and still do that. You just have to buy it. And, of course, customers must be of legal drinking age.” Signs around the center have been posted notifying patrons of the discontinuation of the free beer samples. Ray Young, from Ontario, Calif., was visiting the park with his family when he heard about the end of the free-beer era for the Anheuser-Busch parks. “I think it’s sad. It must be the

new owners,” Young said. While Young refers to the merger of Anheuser-Busch and Belgium brewing company InBev that was announced last year, SeaWorld San Diego representatives deny the merger has anything to do with the coming change. Others may also be in denial of the fact that the free beer they’ve been enjoying for years has gone away. San Diego resident Cindy Gray, 54, and friend Bruce Walker, 55, from Washington state, toasted to the last days of free beer at the park. Like many trying to hold on to the last vestiges of a staple service that satiated thirsty folks across America, they want make the good memories last. Parks where the free beer flows no more include SeaWorlds in Florida, Texas and California. The corporation also runs Busch Gardens Europe, Water Country

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The Busch Entertainment Corporation has announced “last call” on free samples of beer at all 10 Anheuser-Busch theme parks, including SeaWorld. The move includes the shuttering of the AnheuserBusch Brewmaster’s Club located in the hospitality center at SeaWorld. Starting Feb. 1, SeaWorld began charging per 12-ounce draft and stopped serving free beer from bottles. The Brewmaster’s Club next to the hospitality center is closed and has been replaced with something with a “broader appeal,” according to SeaWorld spokesman David Koontz. “This has been something discussed for some time now,” Koontz said. “The sampling was really something only enjoyed by a small percentage of our visitors. People can come to Sea-


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2009-008214 THE NAME(S) OF BUSINESS: BOARD BY BOARD located at: 1775 DIAMOND ST. #330 SAN DIEGO, CA. 92109 is hereby registered by the folllowing owner(s): JEREMY IVES This business is being conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The transaction of business began on: NOT YET STARTED The statement was filed with David L. Butler, County Clerk of San Diego County on: MAR 18, 2009 Issue Dates:APR 02, 09,16 AND 23, 2009


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2009-007393 THE NAME(S) OF BUSINESS: IZ TRANSPORTATION located at: 9720 AVIARY DR. SAN DIEGO, CA. 92131 is hereby registered by the folllowing owner(s): ZORAN ILIC This business is being conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The transaction of business began on: NOT YET STARTED The statement was filed with David L. Butler, County Clerk of San Diego County on: MAR 11, 2009 Issue Dates:APR 02, 09,16 AND 23, 2009

1. The name and address of the court are Superior Court Of California 1555 6th Ave. SanDiego, Ca. 92101-3294 2. The name and address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: Amy E. Thomas 3038 1/2 Canon St San Diego, Ca. 92106 619-757-5639 Clerk, by V. JUAREZ, Deputy Date: AUG 25,2008 NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served a. as an individual WARNING- IMPORTANT INFORMATION WARNING: California law provides that, for purpose of division of property upon dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership or upon legal separation, property acquired by the parties during marriage or domestic partnership in joint form is presumed to be community property. If either party to this action should die before the jointly held community property is divided, the language in the deed that characterizes how title is held (i.e., joint tenancy, tenants in common, or community property) will be controling, and not the community property presumption. You should consult your attorneyif you want the community property presumption to be written into the recorded title to the property. STANDARD FAMILY LAW RESTRAINING ORDERS Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from 1. removing the minor child or children of the parties, if any, from the state without the prior written consent of the party or an order of the court; 2. cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of , or changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or other coverage, including life, health, automobile, and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor child or children; 3.transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whethercommunity, quasi-community, or separate, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life; and 4. creating a nonprobate transfer or modifying a nonprobatetransfer in a manner that affects the disposistion of property subject to the transfer, without the written consent of the party or an order of the court. before recovation of a nonprobate transfer can take effect or a right of survivorship to property can be eliminated, notice of the change must be filed and served on the other party. You must notify each other of any proposed extraordinary expenditures at least 5 business days prior to incurring these extraordinary expenditures and account to the court for all extraordinary expenditures made after these restraining orders are effective. However, you may use community property, quasicommunity property, or your own separate property to pay an attorney to help you or to pay court costs. ISSUE DATES: MAR 12, 19, 26 AND APR 02, 2009

8. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. 9. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice ( form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. 10. Attorney for petitioner: LORI BOLANDER COOK, ESQ. 4550 Kearny Villa Road, Ste 102 San Diego, Ca. 92123 ISSUE DATE(S): MAR 12, 19, 26 AND APR 02, 2009

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL 1350 Front St., Room 5056 San Diego, CA. 92101 (619) 525-4064 Filing Date: OCT 20, 2008 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: BAJA FRESH WESTLAKE VILLAGE INC. The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverage at: 3369 ROSECRANS ST. SAN DIEGO, CA. 92110-4254 Type of license(s) applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER AND WINE-EATING PLACE ISSUE DATE(S): APR 02, 09 AND 16, 2009

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL 1350 Front St., Room 5056 San Diego, CA. 92101 (619) 525-4064 Filing Date: MARCH 25, 2008 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: GRAIN TO GREEN INC. The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverage at: 1956 BACON ST. SAN DIEGO, CA. 92107-2844 Type of license(s) applied for: 23-SMALL BEER MANUFACTURER ISSUE DATE(S): APR 02, 09 AND 16, 2009

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: DOUGLAS EDWARD DAVIDSON CASE NUMBER: 37-2009-00150915-PR-LA-CTL 1. To all heir’s, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may be otherwise interested in the will or estate, or both, of (specify all names by which the decedent was known): DOUGLAS EDWARD DAVIDSON 2. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: PENELOPE NAGEL in the Superior Court of California, County of : SAN DIEGO 3. The Petition for Probate requests that : PENELOPE NAGEL be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. 4. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. 5. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approvl. Before taking certain very important actions, the personal representativewill be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. 6. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: MARCH 10, 2009 Time:9:00 Dept: PC-2 b. Address of court SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO Madge Bradley Building 1409 Fourth Ave. San Diego, CA. 92101 Probate 7. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2009-007676 THE NAME(S) OF BUSINESS: CASS CLEANERS located at: 5010 CASS ST. UNIT A-B SAN DIEGO, CA.. 92109 is hereby registered by the folllowing owner(s): SUH, HOIL This business is being conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The transaction of business began on: NOT YET STARTED The statement was filed with David L. Butler, County Clerk of San Diego County on: MAR 13, 2009 Issue Dates: MAR 26 APR 02, 09 AND 16, 2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2009-007986 THE NAME(S) OF BUSINESS: CATALANO & ASSOCIATES located at: 4540 KEARNY VILLA RD. STE 207 SAN DIEGO, CA. 92123-1577 is hereby registered by the folllowing owner(s): JAMES F. CATALANO This business is being conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The transaction of business began on: 09/20/02 The statement was filed with David L. Butler, County Clerk of San Diego County on: MAR 17, 2009 Issue Dates:MAR 26 APR 02, 09 AND 16, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2009-007524 THE NAME(S) OF BUSINESS: TWO GOVENOR PARK, FIVE GOVENOR PARK located at: 5060 SHOREHAM PL.. SAN DIEGO, CA. 92122 is hereby registered by the folllowing owner(s): FPA GOVENOR PARK ASSOCIATES, LLC. This business is being conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY FPA GOVENOR PARK ASSOCIATES, LLC. 4665 MACARTHUR COURT #200 NEWPORT BEACH, CA. 92660 DELAWARE The transaction of business began on: 12/20/08 The statement was filed with David L. Butler, County Clerk of San Diego County on: MAR 12, 2009 Issue Dates:MAR 26 APR 02, 09 AND 16, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2009-008025 THE NAME(S) OF BUSINESS: POTENTIA, POTENTIA FAMILY THERAPY located at: 2525 CAMINO DEL RIO SOUTH #315 SAN DIEGO, CA. 92108 is hereby registered by the folllowing owner(s): POTENTIA FAMILY THERAPY This business is being conducted by: A CORPORATION POTENTIA FAMILY THERAPY, INC. 2525 CAMINO DEL RIO SOUTH #315 SAN DIEGO, CA. 92108 CALIFORNIA The transaction of business began on: The statement was filed with David L. Butler, County Clerk of San Diego County on: MAR 17, 2009 Issue Dates:MAR 26 APR 02, 09 AND 16, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2009-008368 THE NAME(S) OF BUSINESS: HYDOR TECHNOLOGIES located at: 875 ARCHER ST. SAN DIEGO, CA. 92109 is hereby registered by the folllowing owner(s): PEARN P. NILER This business is being conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The transaction of business began on: The statement was filed with David L. Butler, County Clerk of San Diego County on: MAR 19, 2009 Issue Dates:MAR 26 APR 02, 09 AND 16, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2009-008518 THE NAME(S) OF BUSINESS: RIEL CONSTRUCTION located at: 4615 LARKSPUR ST. SAN DIEGO, CA. 92107 is hereby registered by the folllowing owner(s): EDWARD J. RIEL This business is being conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The transaction of business began on: 01/01/09 The statement was filed with David L. Butler, County Clerk of San Diego County on: MAR 20, 2009 Issue Dates:MAR 26 APR 02, 09 AND 16, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2009-008511 THE NAME(S) OF BUSINESS: WEST COST WOOD SPECIALTIES located at: 4295 MORAGA AVE. SAN DIEGO, CA. 92117 is hereby registered by the folllowing owner(s): JOSIAH HEINZ This business is being conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The transaction of business began on: 03/05/02 The statement was filed with David L. Butler, County Clerk of San Diego County on: MAR 20, 2009 Issue Dates:MAR 26 APR 02, 09 AND 16, 2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2009-005035 THE NAME(S) OF BUSINESS: HOLLYWOOD HAIR EXTENSIONS AND BEAUTY BY “GABI” located at: 7405 CHARMONT DR. #2401 SAN DIEGO, CA. 92122 is hereby registered by the folllowing owner(s): GABRIELA ANNA ZALEMBA This business is being conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The transaction of business began on: NOT YET STARTED The statement was filed with David L. Butler, County Clerk of San Diego County on: FEB 18, 2009 Issue Dates: MAR 12, 19, 26 AND APR 02, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2009-009225 THE NAME(S) OF BUSINESS: CAS LADYBUG located at: 4862 VOLTAIRE ST. SAN DIEGO, CA. 92107 is hereby registered by the folllowing owner(s): CASSIA REGINA RODRIGUES This business is being conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The transaction of business began on: 03/11/08 The statement was filed with David L. Butler, County Clerk of San Diego County on: MAR 27, 2009 Issue Dates:APR 02, 09,16 AND 23, 2009 Case No. CV27756 Dept. No. 1 In the Fifth Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada In and for the County of Nye SUMMONS CHRISTOPHER SCOTT LINKENNAUGER, Plaintiff, -vsMARIA TRINIDAD TRESELER Defendant. THE STATE OF NEVADA SENDS GREETINGS TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: You are hereby SUMMONED and required to serve upon Plaintiff, CHRISTOPHER SCOTT LINKENAUGER, whose address is 6639 Woodside Court West, Theodore, AL 36582, an ANSWER to the Complaint which is herewith served upon you, within 20 days after service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service. In addition, you must file with the Clerk of this court, whose address is shown below, a formal written answer to the complaint, along with the appropriate filing fees, in accordance with the rules of the Court. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This action is brought to recover a judgment dissolving the contract of marriage existing between you and the Plaintiff. The filer certifies that this document does not contain the social security number of any person. Date 2-27, 2009 Clerk of the Court Sandra L. Merlino Rebecca Ballard Deputy Clerk PO BOX 1031, Tonopah, NV 89049 ISSUE DATE(S) APR 02, 09, 16 AND 23, 2009 SUMMONS (Family law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name): Vincent Michael Long You are being sued. Petitioner’s name is: Amy Elizabeth Thomas CASE NUMBER: D511326 You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a response (form FL120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California legal Services Web site (, or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgement is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2009-007006 THE NAME(S) OF BUSINESS: AJ STEREO INSTALLATION MOBILE SERVICE located at: 2206 ALPINE BLVD. UNIT #A ALPINE, CA.. 91901 is hereby registered by the folllowing owner(s): JEFFERY K. TUTTRUP This business is being conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The transaction of business began on: NOT YET STARTED The statement was filed with David L. Butler, County Clerk of San Diego County on: MAR 06, 2009 Issue Dates: MAR 26 APR 02, 09 AND 16, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2009-005403 THE NAME(S) OF BUSINESS: GLOBAL ADVENTURES, WORLDWIDE ADVENTURE TRAVEL located at: 4009 CARMEL VIEW RD. #174 SAN DIEGO, CA.. 92130 is hereby registered by the folllowing owner(s): JOHN C. FLEISHER This business is being conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The transaction of business began on: NOT YET STARTED The statement was filed with David L. Butler, County Clerk of San Diego County on: FEB 21, 2009 Issue Dates: MAR19, 26 APR 02 AND 09 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2009-008154 THE NAME(S) OF BUSINESS: GREEN HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE located at: 141 20TH ST. SAN DIEGO, CA.. 92102 is hereby registered by the folllowing owner(s): FERNANDO ESTEVEZ This business is being conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The transaction of business began on: 01/01/08 The statement was filed with David L. Butler, County Clerk of San Diego County on: MAR 17, 2009 Issue Dates: MAR 26 APR 02, 09 AND 16, 2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2009-007559 THE NAME(S) OF BUSINESS: SAE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT located at: 4475 MISSION BLVD. STE 234 SAN DIEGO, CA.. 92109 is hereby registered by the folllowing owner(s): SIDNEY A. ELY This business is being conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The transaction of business began on: 03/11/09 The statement was filed with David L. Butler, County Clerk of San Diego County on: MAR 12, 2009 Issue Dates: MAR 26 APR 02, 09 AND 16, 2009 PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO EAST COUNTY DIVISION 250 E. MAIN ST. EL CAJON, CA. 92020-3941 CASE NO: 37-2009-00064857-CU-PT-EC PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY, RICHARD JOHN CROSSLAND (BERRY) 11063 WOODSIDE AVE. #4 SANTEE, CA. 92071 619-258-2672 HAS FILED A PETITION WITH THIS COURT FOR A DECREE CHANGING PETITIONERS NAME FROM RICHARD JOHN BERRY TO RICHARD JOHN CROSSLAND THE COURT ORDERS THAT all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING TO BE HELD ON 05/13/09, 2009 AT 8:30 AM, DEPARTMENT 15 SAME AS NOTED ISSUE DATES: MAR 26, APR 02, 09 AND 16, 2009

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OPEN HOUSE LA JOLLA Fri 1-5pm Fri–Sun 1-5pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 11am-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 12-3pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 2-4pm Sun 11am-4pm

7902 Costebelle Way 6015 Cam. de la Costa 1590 Coast Walk 7666 Hillside Dr. 2610 Inyaha 6120 Avenida Chamnez 7902 Costebelle Way 245 Prospect #3 7536-7544 Draper 1591 Loring St. 5511 La Jolla Mesa Dr. 331 Playa del Norte 5730 Dolphin Place 1475 Caminito Solidago 6570 Avenida Mirola 7555 Eads Ave. #4 1353 West Muirlands 7575 Eads Ave. #207 1591 Loring St. 342 Playa del Sur 5511 La Jolla Mesa Dr. 331 Playa del Norte 7916 Paseo del Ocaso 5730 Dolphin Pl. 1228 Cave St. 7265 Calabria #23 3894 Radcliffe Lane 9740 Keeneland Row 5524 Waverly Ave. 5435 Parkview Dr. 7271 Carrizo 5721 La Jolla Hermosa 1663 Bahia Vista Way 7703 Via Capri 6929 Fairway Rd. 7536 Draper

LA JOLLA, CONTINUED 4BR/4BA $3,500,000 5BR/3BA $4,480,000-$5,150,876 5BR/6BA $8,500,000 4BR/5BA $4,990,000 6BR/7BA $5,750,000 5BR/5BA $3,995,000 4BR/4BA $3,500,000 2BR/2BA $1,499,000-$1,699,000 3BR/2.5BA $799,000-$899,000 4BR/4BA $1,749,000 4BR/4BA $1,795,000 5BR/5BA $2,950,000 5BR/5BA $8,500,000 3BR/3BA $795,000 3BR/2BA $1,545,000 2BR/2BA $975,000-$1,100,876 3BR/2.5BA $2,450,000-$2,795,876 3BR/3BA $999,000-$1,050,000 4BR/4BA $1,749,000 4BR/4BA $2,495,000 4BR/4BA $1,795,000 5BR/5BA $2,950,000 3BR/3BA $2,385,000 5BR/5BA $8,500,000 3BR/3.5BA $1,195,000 2BR/2BA $479,000 3BR/2.5BA $459,000 4BR2.5BA $985.000 5BR/5BA $2,199,000 4BR/5BA $1,700,000 5BR/6BA $4,250,000 3+1BR/3BA $1,895,000 $2,895,000 4BR/3BA 4BR/2.5BA $1,800,000 3BR/2BA $2,850,000 3BR/2.5BA $799,000-$899,000

Anthony Miller • 858-204-8898 Eric Eaton • 858-349-7566 Elaina Nieman • 619-742-2343 Elaina Nieman • 619-742-2343 Elaina Nieman • 619-742-2343 Ozstar DeJourday • 619-248-7827 Melanie Albers • 858-792-4431 Leslie Rosenquist • 858-692-3880 Terry M • 858-273-2121 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 Gina Frager Hixson • 858-405-9100 David Schroedl • 858-459-0202 David Schroedl • 858-459-0202 David Schroedl • 858-459-0202 Jackie Helm • 858-354-6333 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 Greg Noonan • 858-551-3302 Lauren Lombardi • 619-757-4339 Kim Caniglia • 858-342-5298 Ben Kashefi • 858-353-2636 Kristi Olson • 619-200-2636 Nikole Carter • 858-335-3411 Moira Tapia • 858-337-7269 Peter Van Rossum • 858-204-3221 Peter Van Rossum • 858-204-3221 The Daniels Group • 858-459-4033 Ed Mracek • 858-382-6006 Howard • 858-273-2121

Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm

1590 Coast Walk 7129 Fay Ave. 7666 Hillside Dr. 9660 Blackgold 6120 Avenida Chamnez 3940 Gresham #224

5BR/6BA 3BR/3.5BA 4BR/5BA 4BR/6BA 5BR/5BA 2BR/2BA

$8,500,000 $1,695,000-$1,795,000 $4,990,000 $6,995,000-$7,995,000 $3,995,000 $1,150,000

Elaina Nieman • 619-742-2343 Peggy Weinbrecht • 858-243-2304 Margot Jahn & Andrew Domby • 619-665-9914 Niloo Monshizadeh • 858-518-4209 Ozstar De Jourday • 619-248-7827 Penny Shipley • 619-852-8139

PACIFIC BEACH / MISSION BEACH Sat 11am-2pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 12-2:30pm Sun 12-4pm Sun 11am-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm

3955 Gresham 1411 Oliver Ave. 3940 Gresham #224 5524 Waverly Ave. 1411 Oliver Ave. 2415 La France 4040 Riviera Dr. 3955 Gresham 4678 Morrell St. 1626 Law St. 730 Santa Rita Place

3BR-3BA House 3 Units 2BR/2BA 5BR/5BA House 3 Units 3BR/3.5BA 3BR/3BA 3BR-3BA 3BR/3BA 3BR/2BA 3BR/2BA

$699,000-$709,000 $1,115,000 $1,150,000 $2,199,000 $1,115,000 $825,000 $699,000 $699,000-$709,000 $499,000 $799,000 $1,228,000

Ted L • 858-273-2121 Susan Ronis • 858-274-9548 Penny Shipley • 619-852-8139 Katy La Pay • 858-232-7456 Susan Ronis • 858-274-9548 Team Fuller • 619-226-8264 Rob M • 858-273-2121 Terry M • 858-273-2121 Joann Mockbee • 619-200-8194 Dan Ryan • 858-454-7344 Lawrence Tollenaere • 858-740-1011

POINT LOMA / OCEAN BEACH Sat 11am-4pm Sat 11am-4pm Sat 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm Sun 11am-4pm Sun 11am-4pm Sun 11am-4pm

1150 Akron St. 4BR/3BA 1345 Clove St. 3BR/3BA 2164 Hist. Decatur Rd. #162BR/2.5BA 1689 Froude St. 3BR/2BA 2164 Hist. Decatur Rd. #162BR/2.5BA 1246 Savoy St. 3BR/1.5BA 3345 Lucinda St. 3BR/3BA 1150 Akron St. 4BR/3BA 1345 Clove St. 3BR/3BA

$825,000 $499,000 $875,000 $499,000 $987,000 $2,000,000 $825,000 $995,000

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

UNIVERSITY CITY Sun 1-4pm Sun 1-4pm

4403 Govenor Dr. 4206 Caminito Cassis


$525,000 Cathy Nakanote/Keystone Rlty • 858-361-4041 $875,000 Gina Frager Hixson • 858-405-9100



DOWNTOWN Sun 1-4pm

1823 Neale St.

Sarah Pollard • 858-361-661



Muirlands Village · The Perfect Family Home

858 459 0202

Open Sunday 1–4 · 6570 Avenida Mirola Wonderfully remodeled 3BR/2BA traditional home on a quiet street in much sought after Muirlands Village. This very private single-level treasure features a beautiful kitchen and luxurious baths, hardwood floors, a brick fireplace & patio, open beamed/vaulted ceilings and lovely ocean views. Radiating charm yet boasting the modern conveniences of today. Ideal for casual outdoor entertaining, the large and private sun-drenched backyard has plenty of grass to roll around on, a pool to splash in and a canyon to explore. Tranquil and peaceful—fall asleep to the chorus of frogs. A short stroll to the beach, Village and both Muirlands Middle and La Jolla High Schools. This is truly a special property in one of La Jolla’s most desired neighborhoods. Just add family!

Offered at $1,545,000

La Jolla Village News, April 2nd, 2009  

La Jolla Village News, April 2nd, 2009

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