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HISTORICAL QUARREL Windemere Cottage circa 1910. Courtesy of the La Jolla Historical Society


Windemere Cottage appeal upheld by City By DAVE SCHWAB Council

WoW Festival THE LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE is breaking boundaries with its inaugural Without Walls (WoW) Festival, Oct. 3-6. A four-day explosion of site-specific theater and art taking place in and around the Playhouse Theatre District, the one-of-a-kind festival is inspired by similar festivals in Europe and will showcase nearly 20 events by renowned local, national and international artists presented by the Playhouse, MCASD, UC San Diego’s departments of Theatre & Dance and Music, as well as family day (Oct. 5) activities by The New Children’s Museum. In addition, the festival will feature a beer garden, food trucks, free band performances and artist chats throughout the four days. For information and tickets, visit



San Diego City Council voted 5-3 Sept. 23 to uphold an appeal brought by the La Jolla Historical Society (LJHS) and the La Jolla Community Planning Group (LJCPA) on the Bernate Ticino project, the site of Windemere Cottage at 1328 Virginia Way that was demolished in December 2011. Both groups contend that demolition of the 1894 Craftsman-style home built by famed La Jolla architect Irving Gill was done in violation of state regulations while the home was in the process of being historically designated. The Bernate Ticino family that owns the property and their representative, Tim Golba, a La Jolla architect and a San Diego planning commissioner, argued that Windemere Cottage had been extensively remodeled and added to over time, which is the reason why it failed three times to garner enough votes by the city’s Historic Resources



Former Jack’s site nearing completion, tenants sought Redevelopment of La Plaza where Jack’s nightclub once stood is advancing with demolition nearing completion, redesign under way and more than a dozen tenants being “recruited” by developers for the new high-end boutique shopping center at the corner of Girard Avenue and Wall Street. “Demolition started in June and we’re getting very far along with that, anticipating the exterior renovation of the property will be completed in December, though our first tenant won’t likely be open any sooner than January,” said Marcelle McAfee, regional manager for developers Davlyn Investments. Several weeks ago, Lissilaa Bou-

LUXURY IN THE VILLAGE A rendering shows La Plaza, former site of Jack’s nightclub, as developers have conceptualized the high-end boutique shopping center.

tique at 1250 Prospect St. was the first tenant to announce it would be moving into La Plaza. Panera Bread, the sole remaining tenant at the old Jack’s site at 7863 Girard Ave., closed Sept. 15,

leaving the complex temporarily uninhabited. “We’re hoping to find a topnotch international brand that’s seeking a flagship store for what is arguably the most iconic corner in

the Village of La Jolla,” said McAfee. The plan, said McAfee, is to redevelop the high-profile center in the middle of La Jolla’s downtown Village with an array of “luxury boutiques and brands,” though no names have yet been confirmed. “We’re still collecting letters of intent and we are speaking to candidates,” said McAfee, adding the intent is to find “a signature restaurant for the top floor of what was Panera, a prime location with a large, wrap-around patio dining and ocean views.” McAfee said a high-end spa is also being sought to fill out the third-floor of the former Jack’s building, as well as another tenant,


possibly a cigar lounge. The goal of La Plaza’s tenant mix is to make the boutique center a destination. “We want people to enjoy our center and spend their time there, not just breeze through,” she said, adding the tenant mix will begin to be announced in the year’s final quarter. “We anticipate 12 to 15 tenants, including the restaurant and spa inhabiting mostly smaller-size suites,” McAfee said. “We’re just really excited about helping the image of La Jolla internationally.” Meanwhile, on a separate but




PEOPLE IN THE NEWS >> TRACI BILLOCK has been promoted to vice president of the Luv San Diego Surf hospitality brand, San Diego’s premiere pet-friendly hospitality company. As TRACI vice president, BilBILLOCK lock is responsible for overseeing all marketing and business development activities for the brand. The Luv Surf family of entities includes a collection of luxury vacation rentals in Mission

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Being a Navy SEAL is all Fisher brought along a about the team, not the copy of the page-long SEAL individual. ethos, a mission statement That was just one nugget that took many years to of wisdom about the famed develop. Excerpts from the military organization impartSEAL ethos describe a SEAL ed by retired Navy SEAL as “a common man with Tom Fisher at Torrey Pines uncommon desire to sucRotary Club’s Sept. 11 ceed. Forged by adversity, he weekly meeting. stands alongside America’s “Success isn’t measured finest special operations by individual success, it’s forces to serve his country, only measured by the the American people and team’s success,” said Fishprotect their way of life. … er, outlining the ethos of TEAM SPIRIT Tom Fisher, a retired Navy SEAL, addressed My nation expects me to be elite SEAL special-forces the Torrey Pines Rotary Club on Sept. 11. He told members physically harder and menteams, which have evolved about the importance of teamwork to a SEAL. DAVE SCHWAB tally stronger than my enefrom World War II undermies. … We demand disciwater demolition squads. uary 1962. They were stationed pline. We expect innovation. … “You either win or lose as a on both coasts, one at Naval Brave men have fought and died team,” Fisher said, noting prospecAmphibious Base Coronado. building the proud tradition and tive Navy SEALs endure an initial Navy SEAL teams are trained, feared reputation that I am bound six-month training stint, which among other things, in hand-toto uphold. In the worst of condihas a 75 percent attrition rate. hand combat, high-altitude tions, the legacy of my teammates That experience, he said, “does not parachuting, underwater demolisteadies my resolve and silently develop warriors,” but rather tions and foreign languages. The guides my every deed. I will not “selects, reuses, rebuilds and molds SEALs’ first missions, which confail.” young men into the very essence of sisted of deploying from subThough SEALs are bound by traa teammate. And in so doing, you marines and carrying out beach dition, they are not resistant to learn to put team — and mission reconnaissance, were directed change, said Fisher. — ahead of self.” against communist Cuba. “We embrace change,” he said. Being part of a cohesive unit is “How many of you have heard “Change presents challenges. It so important to the SEALs, in fact, the expression, ‘Failure is not an creates opportunities. We rely very that the organization even refers option?’ ” Fisher asked Rotarians. heavily on our own adaptability. to itself as “the teams,” Fisher said. “That’s not an expression the SEALs The first two U.S. Navy Sea, Air, created, but it’s useful in emphasizSEE SEAL >> PG. 12 Land teams were formed in Janing what we are involved in.”



Local stars gather to show off their dancing skills It’s been more than a year in the making, but the time has finally come for La Jollans to put on their dancing shoes and see who among them can sashay, tango and waltz with the pros. La Jolla Dancing with the Stars will take place at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines on Oct. 5, and the event, though in its first year, promises to be a memorable one. “This has been a labor of love for an extended period of time, but it’s exceeding our expectations,” said Nancy Gardner, La

Jolla Town Council trustee and member of the event’s organizing committee. “We’ve been so well supported in the community and the dancers are getting really excited.” The main event will, of course, be the dancing. Six women and four men from the community have been paired up with professional dancers for the competition, which will be judged by assistant police chief Shelley Zimmerman, La Jollan Ramin Porteymour, Billy Ray Smith and

Scott Kaplan, and head judge Jonathan Roberts of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Audience members won’t be left out of the judging process, however. Though the judges will have an exclusive say in who wins the Judges Choice award, Gardner said, the rest of the awards will be handed out based on audience votes. “There will be a lot of audience participation,” Gardner said. Hosted by “Dancing with the Stars’” Mary Murphy, the event

CIVICREPORT >> La Jolla Town Council At its September meeting, the La Jolla Town Council (LJTC) learned about a regional shop local program and got an update on the community’s annual Christmas parade, as well as hearing about the Oct. 2-6 San Diego Film Festival, part of which is at the Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla and the new ArcLight Cinemas in UTC mall. Debra Rosen, CEO/president of North County Chamber of Commerce, introduced “Think Local First,” an initiative designed to strengthen communities’ eco-

nomic bases by encouraging local purchasing, contracting and services. “We’re trying to change a culture by educating people about keeping dollars in the region,” Rosen said, adding close scrutiny revealed school districts and various other San Diego government entities spent as much or more than 50 percent of their budgets outside the region. “That 50 percent is made up of your property taxes, which need to be invested back into the region,” Rosen said, pointing out

includes a three-course meal, live and silent auctions and a reception to start. Audience members should rest up for the evening as, after dinner, drinks and dancing competition, free salsa lessons for the crowd will be offered until midnight. And don’t expect to be bored, Gardner said. “There could be some surprises,” she said. La Jolla Dancing with the Stars begins at 6 p.m. in the hotel’s Fairway Ballroom overlooking the golf course and ocean. Tickets are $175 for a single, $325 for a couple and can be purchased through or by sending checks to La Jolla Dancing with the Stars, P.O. Box 1108, La Jolla, 92038. Event proceeds will go to the Las Jolla Town Council, La Jolla Community


“local commerce keeps communities vibrant.” A wide range of businesses, elected officials, chambers of commerce and business associations in the region have united to create the initiative. “It doesn’t cost you anything, it’s just a mindset,” said Rosen, noting the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce is “driving and promoting” the initiative because it will build local com-



Center, La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival, and Warriors and Quiet Waters, as well as worthy projects in the community. “There have been a lot of hardworking people working through this event’s first-year foibles and restarts, and it has evolved into a beautiful show and fundraiser,” Gardner said. “We’re close to selling out. There has just been a groundswell of support from the community.”

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BeachFest celebrates the San Diego lifestyle There are many wonderful outdoor festivals in San Diego each year, but only one truly takes advantage of its location — Pacific BeachFest. Now in its 17th year, the event takes place on Oct. 5. Marking the unofficial end of summer, the free, family-friendly event takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the boardwalk between Diamond and Thomas streets. More than 50,000 people are expected to spend part of their day at the festival. To be sure, Pacific BeachFest has much in common with similarly styled happenings around the city. Lots of booths with handcrafted items and food vendors and plenty of music, to be sure. But what makes Pacific BeachFest special is the physical activities the public is invited to take part in. Among the day’s highlights on the beach will be Revolt in Style magazine’s Summer Surf Series

LIVING THE LIFE A volleyball tournament, surfing competition, 5k run, live entertainment, food and more are all on the docket for the annual BeachFest on Oct. 5. COURTESY PHOTO

Finals beginning at 8 a.m. at Crystal Pier; a volleyball tournament starting at 9 a.m.; and a 5k run kicking off at 10:30 a.m. For those 12 and under, there will also be a 1k run just prior to the main

event, as well as skateboarding and bike-riding demonstrations in Action Alley on Thomas Street. Additionally, there will be a Kids’ Action Alley, complete with surf simulator on the boardwalk at

Grand Avenue. While there are numerous food options on the day, including a Best of PB Food Court, a popular part of this annual event is the Best of the Beach Fish Taco Challenge, featuring food from some of the area’s best-known restaurants like the PB Shore Club, Oscars Mexican Seafood, The Fish Shop, Moondoggies, PB Alehouse and the Sandbar Sports Grill. It’s this sort of community spirit, involving local merchants and the public, which makes Pacific BeachFest so special. Other community interaction includes sidewalk sales from area shops and an artist’s alley featuring handmade items from local artisans. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The event packs a lot into its eight hours, even for those a little less athletically inclined, with three stages of continuous entertainment kicking off at 11 a.m.


The main Beer Garden Stage will feature a mix of DJs and bands with reggae favorites Sunny Rude, Natural Heights, So Cal Vibes and Hightide all taking part, alongside DJ Elliot Thomas, DJ Billy The Kid, DJ Who and DJ Mike Czech. Singer-songwriter Sando opens. Meanwhile, the Center Stage will be topped by R&B whirlwinds Lady Dottie & The Diamonds, with other artists on the bill set to include the Cool Soul Trio, Bateke Beat, Alas de Mosca and The Routine. Finally, the Community Stage will open with a performance from the Crown Point Jr. Music Academy, with appearances from the Tap Fever Dancers, the PB Kids Musical Showcase, The Simmer Down Riddum Section, Tiffany Jane and the Kicks, The Big Daddy Blues Band and Indian Summer. There will also be a “Skate This!” demonstration at 11:40 a.m. With its great mix of sun, surf, music, food and especially community, it’s clear the Pacific BeachFest is the best way to celebrate the end of another glorious summer in San Diego. As with any large event in San Diego, taking public transportation is recommended. Free valet bicycle parking is available at Thomas Street. • PACIFIC BEACHFEST takes place beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 from DIAMOND TO THOMAS STREETS.

EVENTBRIEF >> The San Diego Public Library, in partnership with the Harvard Club of San Diego (HASD), will host a book discussion of the 2013 One Book, One San Diego selection “Caleb’s Crossing” by Pulitzer Prize author Geraldine Brooks on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the La Jolla/Riford Branch Library located at 7555 Draper Ave. The Harvard Club of San Diego will welcome up to 20 members of the public to join in the discussion of “Caleb’s Crossing.” The book’s main character is based on the history of a Native American youth who studies with a Puritan minister, and then goes on to matriculate at Harvard College during its earliest years in the 1660s. The discussion facilitator will be Loreen Collins, who graduated from Harvard in 1982 with a major in folklore and mythology. HASD will explore the evolution of Harvard from its theological origins in the seventeenth century to its current broad seat of learning as an academic and research university in the 21st century. Register at



Personal relationships allegedly at center of bizarre double shooting San Diego police are continuing to unravel the complex case of two La Jolla men shot and wounded four hours apart on opposite ends of town by a University City man in two separate but apparently related incidents. The suspect in the Sept. 18 shooting taken into custody was identified as Hans Petersen. San Diego Police Lt. Kevin Mayer said Steven Dowdy was in his bedroom shortly after 3 a.m. in the 5700 block of Waverly Avenue in Bird Rock when shots rang out. “An unknown suspect, later identified as Hans Petersen, was standing outside of the house and fired a gun multiple times into Dowdy’s bedroom,” said Mayer. “Dowdy was struck in the lower side of his back by one round. Petersen fled the scene.” Mayer said Dowdy was taken to a local hospital for treatment. That same morning about four hours later, Petersen allegedly broke into the home of Ronald Fletcher at 1462 Cottontail Lane in the Muirlands area. “Petersen shot Fletcher once in the stomach,” Mayer said. “Fletcher was able to disarm Petersen and

during an ensuing physical fight, struck Petersen with the gun. Officers arrived and found Fletcher and Petersen inside the house. Petersen was identified as the suspect and arrested.” Mayer said both men were taken to a local hospital for treatment. “A handgun was recovered at the

Update Hans Antone Petersen appeared in court Monday and asked that his arraignment be delayed for a week so he could retain an attorney to represent him on his attempted murder charges. Nothing about the case was said as Petersen, 49, appeared in jail clothes before San Diego Superior Court Judge David Szumowski, who re-set the arraignment for Monday, Sept. 30. Deputy public defender Sal Tarantino told Szumowski that Petersen was not allowed phone privileges in jail, making it difficult for Petersen to talk to any attorneys. On Sept. 20, attorney Kevin Milmoe appeared with him and also asked for a delay, but Milmoe did

crime scene on Cottontail Lane,” Mayer said. Mayer said Petersen was booked into jail after being released from the hospital. The investigation revealed Petersen was a former business associate of Dowdy’s. He said their relationship began to sour when

WINDEMERE >> not return to court on Monday. Petersen is charged with three counts of attempted murder, two burglaries, two counts of discharging a firearm that resulted in great bodily injury and shooting into an inhabited dwelling, according to a county website. Deputy District Attorney Amy Maund declined to say anything about the case, either in court or in the hallway, saying the arraignment would have to take place first before she could say anything. No arguments about bail were heard either Friday or Monday, and Petersen agreed to stay in custody without bail as part of the decision to delay the arraignment until Sept. 30. — Neal Putnam


NEWSBRIEFS >> MUIRLANDS TEACHER TO BE MEMORIALIZED SEPT. 27 Two celebrations of life will take place on Friday, Sept. 27 for the late Craig Goldman, an English teacher at Muirlands Middle School, at 2:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium at 1056 Nautilus St., and again at 6:15 p.m. at Windansea Beach at The Shack. At the school memorial where Goldman’s family will be in attendance and the public is invited, students and friends are urged to share comments or stories. Muirlands principal Chris Hargraves urged people to wear blue ribbons in Goldman’s honor. The Muirlands school observance will be followed by a tree dedication ceremony. If you have pictures or quotes that you’d like to be included in a slide show, send them to At the Windansea remembrance, there will be 50 floating paper “wishing” lanterns for sale ($3 each) for students and others to light and send up over the ocean after sunset at 6:36 p.m. In addition, the Muirlands Foundation is collecting donations for a memorial bench to be placed alongside the tree. Drop off donations at the office or send via mail to Muirlands Foundation, 1056 Nautilus Street, La Jolla, 92037. — Dave Schwab

>> CONT. FROM PG. 2 PEDESTRIAN INJURED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT A 60-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured when he walked into the path of a vehicle in La Jolla early Monday morning on Sept. 23. The incident occurred at 1:24 a.m., San Diego police Sgt. D. Jennings said. “A man walked into the path of a 2008 Honda Accord driven by a 20-year-old man on 3200 Holiday Court,” Jennings said. “The pedestrian suffered a broken leg and brain bleed.” The incident was being investigated by the Traffic Division. — Dave Schwab ROBBER OF 7-ELEVEN STORES GETS 25 YEARS A 25-year prison sentence was handed down Sept. 10 for Alex Sanchez, 24, who pleaded guilty to robbing two 7-Eleven stores on Midway Drive, another in Torrey Pines, as well as 12 other stores. San Diego Superior Court Judge Eugenia Eyherabide imposed 20 years for Sanchez discharging a firearm in the series’ second robbery of a 7-Eleven store at 4091 Genesee Ave. on Aug. 4, 2012. Deputy District Attorney Martin Doyle said Sanchez shot into a wall, but no one was injured. Eyherabide imposed consecu-


Petersen lost his job and blamed Dowdy. Petersen is married to, and estranged from, Fletcher’s sister. “It is believed Fletcher was shot by Petersen because of the role Fletcher played in his sister’s separa-

Finally, change forces us to hone our skills, to be one step ahead.” Training is another constant in the SEAL ethic. “Training is the most crucial element of our success, our mind set,” said Fisher, noting every SEAL goes through the exact same training, which, though extremely physical, he characterized as “90 percent mental” in terms of what’s required to be successful. “What once seemed impossible is not necessarily impossible at all, if you have the right training and you form a team with the right people,” Fisher said. Though subordinate to the team in Navy SEALs, individuality is respected nonetheless for its potential and what it “brings to the game,” Fisher said. “We recognize that if you bring an individual’s strengths to the team and you synergize, that you get one hell of a team,” he said. Team bonding and mind set is “inculcated, lived day by day” for SEALs, said Fisher, who noted the idea that teamwork and “the whole being greater than the sum of its parts” is not only applicable in the military but to “any organization.” Torrey Pines Rotary Club, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, meets every Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. at Rock Bottom Brewery, 8980 Villa La Jolla Drive. For more information, visit


Board to be declared historical. “The home (Windemere) was relocated and that is a major blow in terms of an analysis of its historical integrity,” testified Golba, who added the cottage “was found to be a nuisance in six categories.” Golba contended a demolition permit was subsequently secured observing proper due process. Property owner Frank Botini said Windemere was structurally deficient, constituting a “public nuisance.” He said the cottage was turned down three times by the Historical Resources Board for historical designation, adding, “We don’t control the HRB.” District 1 City Councilwoman Sherri Lightner made the motion to support the appeal of the project. “I do not believe this project should be categorically exempt


tion from Petersen,” Mayer said. An investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the case is urged to call San Diego Police Northern Division at (858) 551-1700 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

from the CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act),” Lightner said. “The Windemere Cottage was considered an icon of early architectural development in La Jolla. The system failed at every turn to protect this historic property. Windemere is a perfect example of wanton and calculated destruction of this cottage. This is a wake-up call to all of us about the abuse of the system.” Reacting to the council action, Leslie Davis, LJHS preservation committee chairwoman, said, “We prevailed in our third appearance in council chambers to requite the demolition of La Jolla’s oldest inhabited home. We can’t bring back Windemere Cottage. But we can send a message to those who are intent on abusing the system and cynically destroying our historic resources.” Councilmembers Kevin Faulconer, Lorie Zapf and Mark Kersey voted against the appeal, with Councilman Scott Sherman abstaining.



UC leader memorialized with new fountain for humans and pups alike

University City Program offers daytime options for those facing dementia, Alzheimer’s By KENDRA HARTMANN

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FIRST SIP District 1 City Councilwoman Sherri Lightner and Hallie Burch, widow of Peter Burch, cut the ribbon on the new dog/human fountain at Marcy Park on Sept. 21. A thirsty pup, left, tries out the new watering hole. JAMES FLOYD

University City’s Marcy Park mesa was blustery with wind on Sept. 21, a Saturday, when the Peter Burch Memorial Dog Fountain was dedicated to a University City leader who served as past president of the University City Community Association (UCCA) and as a member of the University City Planning Group. The special fountain that serves able and disabled humans, as well as dogs, was chosen to honor a man who loved dogs, especially his own, a big golden retriever who might play the part of Clifford in the children’s stories we all love, if a live stage or movie production were planned. Barclay weighs around 100 pounds and is


For many older adults and their families who find themselves facing the beginning stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s, there are few options beyond hiring help or expensive daycare facilities. Spouses or children who function as caregivers might opt to employ the help of part-time professional caregivers or a daytime care center, but the field of options shrinks if finances are a concern. That’s where the University City Older Adult Center (UCOAC) comes in. One of four senior center programs operated under the Jewish Family Service of San Diego, UCOAC is the only one geared toward those dealing with beginning stages of dementia. It wasn’t always that way, however, said program coordinator Aviva Saad. “When I started six years ago, I was putting together a program with classical music and [complex] lectures,” she said. “They simply couldn’t relate. It was a trial-and-error process, and I realized there was a need in the community for a program like this for people in those beginning stages [of dementia].” For $21 a day, members get four

hours of activities, exercise, entertainment and a hot kosher lunch. The program is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saad has built the program little by little, asking members what they like and don’t like and observing what they respond to. “Each one experiences the disease in a different way,” she said. “It’s sad to see people who can’t enjoy things because they’re limited mentally or physically, so we try to do things with them that allow them to engage and be active, and they love it.” Each day, the program starts with some kind of brain-stimulating activity. One day may feature bingo, another a lecture or brain games. Following that, members move on to physical exercise, which generally involves “dancing” in a chair — moving arms and legs to music, led by Saad. Before lunch, Saad leads members in a brief meditation exercise to calm the mind before they are served by the kitchen volunteers, and lunch is always followed by

SIT AND BE FIT Participants in the University City Older Adult Center exercise, above, and play bingo, below. All activities are designed to stimulate their minds and help them stay active. COURTESY PHOTOS




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Now that the city Planning Commission has voted 4-2 to recommend closing La Jolla’s Children’s Pool to human contact during the marine mammals’ five-month pupping season, the stage is set for San Diego City Council to reconsider the thorny issue. The commission’s decision was hailed as a “victory” by seal advocates, and as another in a long line of legal and governmental “miscues” by opponents who claim access to Children’s Pool beach at all times is a state constitutional right. “The Planning Commission vote is significant because they are the land-use experts for the city, and they have now made the findings necessary to support amending the local coastal plan to fully protect the seals during pupping season,” said attorney Bryan Pease, who has been fighting for years in court to have the de facto seal rookery at the pool protected. “The City Council voted for this in principal back in 2010, and now the Planning Commission has approved the mechanism by which it is being done.” Ken Hunrichs, a board member of La Jolla Parks and Rec, Inc., which makes recommendations to

SAFE DISTANCE Visitors to Children’s Pool watch the resident seals from the seawall. The city Planning Commission voted recently to close the beach to humans during the marine mammals’ five-month pupping season. DON BALCH

the city on coastal parks, who is also a member of Friends of the Children’s Pool, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the pool and the legal trust that protects it, said the commission’s decision is another example of the public’s constitutional rights being denied. “This new plan calls for an

amendment to the La Jolla community plan to restrict access to Children’s Pool beach because it is an environmentally sensitive habitat area (ESHA),” said Hunrichs, who argued that such a finding can only be made if the marine mammal species in question can be determined to be “rare or valuable.” “Neither of those criteria fit Children’s Pool,” Hunrichs said. “It’s a man-made beach, there’s nothing natural about it. Harbor seals are common in California and there is no commercial harvesting of them allowed, though they might have some entertainment value.” Hunrichs said the false ESHA claim is a legal device to attempt to ultimately turn the pool into a marine-mammal park circumventing the trust meant to protect the pool as a safe children’s wading area. “When you close that beach down for an ESHA, then it eliminates that trust,” Hunrichs said. District 1 City Councilwoman Sherri Lightner’s office said the proposal to close Children’s Pool beach from Dec. 15 to May 15 has SEE SEALS >> PG. 22


11TH ANNUAL SPLASH BASH — The annual SPLASH Bash celebration and fundraiser for the Coggan Family Aquatic Complex at 800 Nautilus St. will be Sunday, Oct. 6 from noon to 4 p.m. For $5 admission, guests are treated to food, water play, games and family entertainment. Sponsors for 2013 are Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Erickson family. Former La Jolla High School principal Dana Shelburne was instrumental in launching a drive to create a community pool starting in the mid-1990s. With a pledge of $1 million for the

DON BALCH aquatic complex, a fundraising campaign called Project S.P.L.A.S.H. was launched to raise $6 million for the complex. The pool, which serves as many as 1,000 people daily, is owned and operated by the nonprofit La Jolla Aquatic Complex Foundation under the direction of aquatic director Randy Franke. For more information, visit

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QUICKHIT >> THE SAN DIEGO AFFILIATE of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is partnering with the the La Valencia Hotel for a number of different promotions during October and November. • The “Sleep in for the Cure” room package, which includes a deluxe room, valet parking, breakfast and a bottle of pink champagne, starts at $450 and is valid from Oct. 1 thru Nov. 30. • La Valencia’s mixologists have created an updated version of the classic “Pink Lady” cocktail, with 15 percent of proceeds going to the charity. • On Friday, Nov. 15 — during the

Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk/Run — La Valencia will set up a “cheer station” on the section of the route one block from the hotel. • The hotel will partner with Komen to create a two-week Facebook game to win a night at the hotel beginning the first week of October. Komen and La Valencia Facebook followers will be asked user-friendly questions about the history of La Jolla, La Valencia and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diego. In exchange, one lucky participant will win a weekend in one of La Valencia’s Villa Suites, dinner for two and a bottle of pink rosé. For more information or reservations, call (858) 454-0771.

Avoid These Common Home Seller Mistakes SAN DIEGO, A new report has just been released which identifies the 6 most common and costly mistakes that homebuyers make before buying a home. Mortgage regulations have changed significantly over the last few years, making your options wider than ever. Subtle changes in the way you approach mortgage shopping, and even small differences in the way you structure your mortgage, can cost or save you literally thousands of dollars and years of expense. Whether you are about to buy your first home, or are planning to make a move to your next home, it is critical that you inform yourself about the

factors involved before you buy. In answer to this issue, industry insiders have prepared a free special report entitled, “6 Things You Must Know Before You Buy.” Having the right information beforehand can undoubtedly make a major difference in this critical negotiation. To hear a brief recorded message about how to order your free copy of this report, call toll-free 1-800-276-0763 and enter ID# 1004. You can call anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call NOW to find out what you need to know before you buy a home.

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News CIVICREPORT >> La Jolla Shores Association


The La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) was updated on the latest at City Hall, heard a proposal for an ocean “puppet show” and debated creating an educational plaque on surfing etiquette at its September meeting. The group also heard that La Jolla Shores Lifeguard Tower is now complete, and that an official ceremony dedicating it will be held Friday, Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m. on the Shores boardwalk. District 1 City Councilwoman Sherri Lightner dropped in to talk about a new ordinance being discussed to eliminate ocean-polluting plastic bags. She also touched on a couple of other citywide issues in the post-Filner era now that an election is being planned to replace the former mayor. “Five hundred million single-use plastic bags are distributed annu-

ally in San Diego and only 3 percent of those are recycled,” Lightner said, adding doing without plastic bags in other municipalities has proven it can be done “without burdening businesses or residents.” Lightner said a surf camp request-for-permit process is under way and that she’s heard LJSA’s request that a way be found to have at least part of funding derived from camp permitting fees be diverted back into the Shores community. “Our office will update you as more information becomes available,” Lightner said. The councilwoman added she would be hosting a meeting with T.B Penick & Sons, Inc., which built The Map at Kellogg Park, to “find a mutually agreeable solution to The Map situation.” Nonprofit Friends of La Jolla

Shores sued T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc., and Shaw & Sons, Inc., on June 20, alleging fraud, deceit, misrepresentation and negligence. The lawsuit was filed over The Map, a 2,300-square-foot plaza depicting marine life at La Jolla Shores. The Map has seriously deteriorated since the two contractors completed the educational project in September 2008.


a 22-year sentence. When he pleaded guilty May 10 to all charges, Sanchez was told his sentence would range from 22-28 years. He was given credit for serving 390 days in jail already. A second man, Luis Alonso Cruz, 25, also pleaded guilty to all counts and will be sentenced Nov. 22 by Eyherabide. He faces a prison term ranging from 30 to 70 years, said Doyle. Cruz

has a prior record of burglary in 2010. The Peninsula-area 7-Eleven stores were located at 2387 and 3185 Midway Drive. The other stores held up were located in North Park, Chula Vista, Carlsbad, Linda Vista, Mira Mesa, and Mission Valley. — Neal Putnam

CONT. FROM PG. 5 tive and concurrent terms for the other holdups to equal 25 years. She ordered him to pay restitution averaging about $150 each for seven stores. Doyle asked for the 25-year sentence while Sanchez’s attorney sought

Tom Dugdale of La Jolla Playhouse clued the advisory group in on a request for performances to be held Oct. 3-6 at the north end of the Shores beach by renowned puppeteer Basil Twist. Dugdale said the theatrical performances are part of the Playhouse’s Without Walls program, allowing unorthodox perfor-

SEE LJSA >> PG. 12




La Jolla Art & Wine Festival to transform the Village By DAVE SCHWAB

EAT, DRINK, STROLL La Jolla Village will be transformed into a haven for art, wine and entertainment during the fifth annual La Jolla Art & Wine Festival. COURTESY PHOTO

IN ANTICIPATION OF THE LA JOLLA ART & WINE FESTIVAL, a number of businesses throughout La Jolla are participating in the event’s first ever LJAWF Artist Pop Up. Since Sept. 23 and running through Oct. 5, the artwork from several renowned artists, including Carol Alway, Scott Wright, Darlene

Katz, Karen Deicas DePodesta, Liz Abeyta, Lusana Erekson and Leslie Sayour, is on display in businesses and shops throughout the Village in support of the upcoming event. Participating businesses include Geppetto’s toy store, Warwick’s books, Amaya La Jolla, the La Jolla YMCA, Tijon Parfumerie and more.

Upcoming events at the Athenaeum MINI–CONCERTS RETURN — New artists have been selected for the Athenaeum’s Mini-Concerts series, which alternate each Monday between the Athenaeum and the Lyceum Theatre. Founded in 1971, the Mini-Concerts are a free lunchtime treat featuring jazz, chamber and world music. Schedule of Athenaeum concerts: • Oct. 7, Kensington Trio • Oct. 21, Kasey Kay, solo piano • Nov. 4, Neave Trio, strings & piano • Nov. 18, Adrian Liu, Young Prodigy Series, piano For the schedule of concerts at the Lyceum Theatre, visit The Athenaeum is located at 1008 Wall St. OCTOBER ART HISTORY LECTURE SERIES — Art history lecturer Derrick Cartwright will present four Tuesday-evening lectures during the month of October focusing on 20th century art in the Americas. On Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 7:30 p.m., join Cartwright as he details the hundred-year period was

marked by dramatic events in political, economic, cultural, and virtually all other spheres. The story of how 20th-century art progressed has often been dominated by discussions of European innovations. This series concentrates on the United States and Latin America as sources of vital representational change. In addition to considering major examples of painting, sculpture, photography and installation art, the course will consider critical debates and theoretical models for understanding the challenging imagery that emerged during this tumultuous time. Among the many artists to be discussed in this series, Cartwright will focus on the works of Marsden Hartley, Jackson Pollock, Jacob Lawrence and Eva Hesse, all of whom play key roles in a book about 20th century art that Cartwright is preparing. Tickets for the entire series are $50 for members and $70 for nonmembers. Individual lectures are $14 for members and $19 for nonmembers. For reservations, call (858) 454-5872 or visit

La Jolla is returning to its roots once again as an artist’s colony with the fifth annual La Jolla Art & Wine Festival (LJAWF) Oct. 12-13 in the downtown Village. The free event with a $5 suggested donation will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The works of more than 150 established artists from Southern California and Baja will be highlighted in a juried art show, along with an expansive wine and beer garden featuring 20 premier wineries from around the world, plus a handful of San Diego microbreweries, including Stone Brewing Co. and Ballast Point. Wineries featured include Francis Ford Coppola, Schlossadler International Wines, La Serenissima, as well as a number of fine wines from Baja’s flourishing Valle de Guadalupe

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region. “We have 169 juried artists, many of them local, and it’s an amazing selection, a fine-art show with many media being represented,” said Sherry Ahern, event founder, who created the festival with the support of Friends of La Jolla Elementary Inc. and, more recently, a partnership with the La Jolla Village Merchants Association. LJAWF artists’ works celebrate numerous media like painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fine glass, woodwork, mixed media and photography. All artists have been handpicked by a highly qualified jury of artists, authors, critics and collectors.

Designs from a Fashion Week winner ty-stricken children in the Philippines through literacy initiatives. For more information on Barlis, visit

Kenneth Barlis fashion show The Kenneth Barlis Fashion Show, a much-anticipated event that took place Aug. 30 at the Port Pavilion, marked the first annual show for the Philippines native who won last year’s Fashion Week San Diego. The evening began with Barlis’ tribal-inspired ready-to-wear collection, then continued with several guest designers. Camille Wood’s hats and headpieces were showcased along with sizzling swimwear, while designer Alan Huang rocked the runway with his elegant line. Jessica Faukner’s line brought models out on the catwalk sporting high ponytails and chain-mail masks to highlight her distinctive collection before the last guest designer, Love is a Devil, showcased the edgy jewelry of designers Alana Crain and Sharie Ellis. The finale highlighted Barlis’ bridal and gown collection, beginning with exquisite gowns in lavish fabrics, including a favorite in cobalt blue. The stylish collection earned a standing ovation from the crowd. The beneficiary of the show was BKP California (, a nonprofit that aids pover-


Upcoming events OCT. 2-6 — Fashion Week San Diego at the Port Pavilion Broadway Pier. Events begin at 6 p.m., except for the trunk show on Oct. 6, which will begin

KENNETH BARLIS showed gowns and bridal dresses at his fashion show on Aug. 30. DIANA CAVAGNARO

at 11 a.m. OCT. 19 — Fourth annual Heels2Heal fashion show gala. 5:30 p.m., estate of Alex and Laleh Roudi. Runway fashion show, presented by New York designer Yigal Azrouel, benefits Miracle Babies. (858) 453-9600 OCT. 19 — Exhibit Ambush Phase 2 at the Port Pavilion. 5:30 p.m. Event will benefit Susan G. Komen for The Cure. (619) 955-5285 SEPT. 24 — Zandra Rhodes & The Westgate Hotel present California Dreams on the New Rooftop Pool at 11:30 a.m. Reservations at HTTP:// or (800) 595-4TIX OCT. 27 — Fall Bridal Bazaar at the Del Mar Fairgrounds with three fashion shows throughout the day. (760) 334-5500 — Diana Cavagnaro is a nationally recognized hat designer and milliner. She has been operating a fashion business for 30 years and has been teaching in the fashion department at San Diego Mesa College for 20 years. Diana is an active member of the Gaslamp Quarter Association, The American Sewing Guild, the San Diego Costume Council and the Fashion Group International.


Music & Events


Live music calendar >> Friday, Sept. 27 • Tomcat Courtney, blues legend, 5 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Lisa Campbell, 6 p.m., Prospect Bar & Grill • AJ DeGrasse Trio, piano jazz, 7 p.m., Eddie V’s • A New Challenger Aproaches, indie rock, 7 p.m., Che Café • Pete Johnson Show Band, blues, jazz, Motown, 7 p.m., Amaya • Tad Sisler, 8 p.m., Manhattan of La Jolla • Lori Bell with Peter Sprague and Bob Magnusson, 8 p.m., La Jolla Community Center • FUNdamental Fridays, DJ night, 8 p.m., Barfly • AfroJazziacs , Latin and Afro Cuban rhythms, 9 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Dave Booda Band, classic covers, 9 p.m., Beaumont’s

Saturday, Sept. 18 • Wildcardpropaganda, acoustic trio from Riffs Acoustic, 10 a.m., Bird Rock Coffee Roasters • Ryan Hiller, noon, Prospect Bar & Grill • Jimmy Lewis, 3:15 p.m., Prospect Bar & Grill • Tomcat Courtney, 5 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • PSO, punk, 6 p.m., Che Café, • Aquile, 6:30 p.m., Prospect Bar • Freddie A Dream Trio, 7 p.m., Eddie V’s • Burnt, indie rock, 7 p.m., Che Café • Que Bordel, gypsy folk, 7 p.m., Amaya • Tad Sisler, 8 p.m., Manhattan of La Jolla • Superstar Saturdays, DJ night, 8 p.m., Barfly • DJ Night, 9 p.m., Prospect Bar & Grill • Jones Revival, classic rock, 9:30 p.m., Beaumont’s • High Luxe, R&B and jazz, 9 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Soul Ablaze, soul, rock, jazz and funk, 11 p.m., Café-Bar Europa


Sunday, Sept. 29 • Spanky, 11:30 a.m., Beaumont’s • Brent Curtis & Mike Myrdal, noon, Prospect Bar & Grill • Sounds Like Four, jazz, 4 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Jimmy Lewis, 4 p.m., Prospect Bar & Grill • Ray Briz Trio, 5 p.m., Eddie V’s • Shelle Blue, blues and rock, 6 p.m., The Shores • Dromia, Greek music, 7 p.m., CaféBar Europa • FocusedxMinds, indie rock, 7 p.m., Che Café • Normandie Wilson, swing, pop and jazz, 7 p.m., Amaya

Monday, Sept. 30 • Sean Murphy, 4 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • John Cain, 5 p.m., Eddie V’s • Pan Am, bossa nova and jazz, 7 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • JoJo Hahn, 7 p.m., Amaya • Whenskiesraegray, indie rock, 7 p.m., Che Café

Tuesday, Oct. 1 • Gabriela Aparicio, 4 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Jon Sandoval, 7 p.m., Amaya • AfroJazziacs, 7:30 p.m., Café-Bar Europa

Wednesday, Oct. 2 • Carlos Velasco, 4 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Tomcat Courtney, 6 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Aquile, 6 p.m., Prospect Bar & Grill • Steve Poltz, singer-songwriter, 6:45 p.m., Scripps Aquarium • Rick Ross, jazz and pop, 7 p.m., Amaya

Thursday, Oct. 3 • Jade visions Jazz Trio, 4 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Rob Bondurant, 6 p.m., Prospect Bar & Grill

• Tad Sisler, 7 p.m., Manhattan of La Jolla • Pan Am, Latin jazz, 6 p.m., CaféBar Europa • The Mark Fulton Band, Top 40 and classic rock, 7 p.m., Amaya • Lotus, DJ night, 8 p.m., Barfly

Friday, Oct. 4 • Lisa Campbell, 6 p.m., Prospect Bar & Grill • Tomcat Courtney, 5 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Brian Warren, frontman of indie rockers Weatherbox, 7 p.m., Che Café • Acoustic blues, six-string tunes, 7 p.m., Amaya • Tad Sisler, 8 p.m., Manhattan of La Jolla • Fly Fridays, DJ night, 8 p.m., Barfly • AfroJazziacs, 9 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Fish & The Seaweeds, blues and rock, 9 p.m., Beaumont’s

Saturday, Oct. 5 • Ryan Hiller, noon, Prospect Bar & Grill • Jimmy Lewis, 3:15 p.m. Prospect Bar & Grill • Tomcat Courtney, 6 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Aquile, 6:30 p.m., Prospect Bar & Grill • Acoustic Blues, blues to top 40, 7 p.m., Amaya • Terror, indie rock, 7 p.m., Che Café • Tad Sisler, 8 p.m., Manhattan of La Jolla • Superstar Saturdays, DJ night, 8 p.m., Barfly • Santana Pa Ti, the music of Carlos Santana, 9 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Jones Revival, 9 p.m., Beaumont’s

Sunday, Oct. 6 • Sando, 11:30 a.m., Beaumont’s • Brent Curtis and Mike Myrdal, noon, Prospect Bar & Grill • Sounds Like Four, jazz, 4 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Jimmy Lewis, 4 p.m., Prospect Bar & Grill • Normandie Wilson, 7 p.m., Amaya • Un Cantinho do Samba, Brazilian

MUST HEAR >> Flutist Lori Bell’s Fourth Friday Jazz Series returns to the La Jolla Community Center on Sept. 27 at 8 p.m., While Bell’s talents would certainly warrant a concert spotlight, what truly sets this show apart is her selection of collaborators for this event, bassist Bob Magnusson and guitarist Peter Sprague. Sprague is a musical legend, having worked with pretty much every jazz artist to call San Diego home, as well as having performed with the likes of Dianne Reeves, Chick Corea and David Benoit. Meanwhile, Magnusson has also produced an impressive body of work, recording with numerous artists, including Herb Alpert, Linda Ronstadt and Madonna. Jazz

music, 7 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Lil Debbie, rap, 8 p.m., Porter’s Pub

Monday, Oct. 7 • The Kensington Trio, classical, noon, Athenaeum • Sean Murphy, rock standards, 4 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Stefanie Schmitz, world music & jazz, 6 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • JoJo Hahn, classic rock, 7 p.m., Amaya

Tuesday, Oct. 8 • Dustin Donahue, percussionist performs works of John Cage, CPMC Concert Hall, UCSD • Gabriela Aparicio, 4 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Jon Sandoval, 7 p.m., Amaya • AfroJazziacs, 7:30 p.m., Café-Bar Europa


WHAT: Moonglow Design Art Gallery will host an art show with music and refreshments from 6:45 to 10 p.m., sponsored by Erling Rohde Plumbing.

aficionados won’t want to miss a second of this rare collaborative musical event. LORI BELL WITH PETER SPRAGUE AND BOB MAGNUSSON: Friday, Sept. 27 at the LA JOLLA COMMUNITY CENTER, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. 8 p.m., All ages. — Bart Mendoza

Wednesday, Oct. 9 • Stephanie Schmitz and friends, 4 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Aquile, 6 p.m., Prospect Bar & Grill • Tomcat Courtney, 6 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Rick Ross, 7 p.m., Amaya • Charles Curtis, West Coast premieres from acclaimed cellist, 7 p.m., CPMC Concert Hall, UCSD

Thursday, Oct. 10 • Jade Visions Trio, jazz, 4 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Rob Bondurant, 6 p.m., Prospect Bar & Grill • Tad Sisler, 7 p.m., Manhattan Pan Am, 6 p.m., Café-Bar Europa • Mark Leesman Band, 7 p.m., Amaya • Lotus, DJ night, 8 p.m., Barfly • Doug Benson, blues and rock, 8 p.m., Beaumont’s

OCT. 5 & 6: PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS WHAT: C&H Photo will host two photography workshops in October.




WHAT: The La Jolla Library Art Gallery will present the second annual “Fresh Paint” exhibition, featuring some of California’s leading plein-air and landscape artists. The exhibition will be on view at the La Jolla Library/Riford Branch, 7555 Draper Ave., Sept. 29 through Dec. 31. The exhibition is open to the public free of charge during library hours. A public reception for the artists will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. A portion of all art sales will benefit the library fund. The exhibition is made possible through the support of the Friends of the La Jolla Branch Library. For more information, contact the library at (858) 552-1657 or

#1: iPhone-ography with Leland Foerster For Apple and Android user alike, learn how to take great photos with your smart phone and camera apps, manipulate and print them out, followed by a light-hearted critique. Class date is Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. Workshop fee is $50. Call or visit C&H Photo to make a reservation, as seating is limited. Participants will need to purchase an app and have their own smart phone. Call (858) 7296565 for more details.

#2: Pet photography with David Veit Ever wished you could take better photos of your pets? Join environmental pet photographer and native San Diego David Veit to learn how to photograph your pets and reinforce your photography basics like white balance, light metering, drive mode, ISO, aperture, shutter speed and more. Veit will discuss how to get pets to cooperate with positive reinforcement. Class will take place Sunday, Oct. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m., and the fee is $65. Call (858) 729-6565 for reservations. C&H Photography is located at 7442 Girard Ave.


Art and fashion FASHION: left: Jere and Joyce Oren (Honorary Chairs), Anna Waite (event chair), Patricia Mogul (event co-chair), Rhonda Tryon (Country Friends president), Dagmar Midcap (emcee; NBC7 weather)

FASHION: above: Valerie Cooper, Lynda Kerr, Kimberly Hunt, Rocio Flynn, Mary Mossmer, Doreen Roohanipur, Evva Fenison

FASHION: above: Ann Nael, Terri Chivetta, Cheri Salyers, Pearl Padovano, Katie Shull, Lani Testa FASHION: right: Kathryn McCoy, Nazy Banaie, Becca Craig, Linda Jaffe, Stacey Groff

DAVIES: above: Fred and Erika Torri (Athenaeum executive director), Roxanna Valasquez (SDMA executive director), Derrick Cartwright (USD director of galleries), John and Annasue Wilson (he’s Timken Museum executive director) DAVIES: right: Don Breitenberg and Jeanne Jones, Faye Wilson (SDSMA board trustee), Hugh M. Davies (MCASD executive director), Iris and Matthew Strauss (hosts; he’s MCASD board chair)

FASHION: above: Joni Alpert, Denise Hug, Linda Swortwood, Debbie Turner, Jeanne Jones, Phyllis Parrish

FASHION: above: Danielle Rondelez, Shawnee Miller, Elysa McFarland, Erica Lanier, Sonda Boulware, Allison Schipul


Starry, starry nights

with Vincent Andrunas Just 10 days after the Museum of Contemporary Art’s highly successful Monte Carlo gala (covered in this column’s last issue), 115 of the museum’s top supporters gathered at Rancho del Arte, the spectacular art-filled Rancho Santa Fe residence of Iris and Matthew Strauss, for a party celebrating Hugh Davies’ 30th anniversary as the museum’s director. There were cocktails and canapés in abundance, and three buffet tables offered wonderful American, Asian and Mexican cuisine. The world-class museum has grown and prospered mightily during Davies’ tenure — and the success continues. Key is the fact that he loves this town and loves his job. (His expertise, talent, work ethic and likeable persona probably have something to do with it, too.) Plans are far afoot for expanding the La Jolla exhibition facility to perhaps 50,000 square feet within about four years. With Davies’ track record, success is practically assured. Party guests, art lovers all, enjoyed perusing the Strauss’


extensive collection before the evening’s end.


You’d think that since Country Friends has been holding its end-ofsummer “Art of Fashion” luncheon and fashion show on the grounds of the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe for almost 60 years, they’d have long since figured it all out and the annual event would consistently be a repetition of previous years. Not so! Anna Waite chaired this year’s 58th iteration, with Pamela Mogul as co-chairwoman. Their fresh new thinking brought some changes. They still started it off with boutique shopping for clothing and accessories — but embellished it with four flavors of fine champagne, plus coffee, tea and such fortifiers as cinnamon rolls and muffins. Most significantly, instead of having lunch before the fashion show (as had been done heretofore), they held the show first, and lunch followed. This upset the traditional apple cart — but in a very good way! The show is always held under a huge mesh tent giving partial shade. In past iterations, it has often seemed to occur on the hottest day of the year, but with this year’s earlier start (and some fortuitous meteorological circumstances) conditions were quite comfortable indeed. Emcee Dagmar Midcap (of NBC7’s nightly weather) welcomed





C O A S TA L D I N I N G I N & A R O U N D L A J O L L A Apollonia Apollonia has been the destination of choice for La Jollans with an appetite for Greek delicacies. The restaurant has a handsome outdoor patio where shaded alfresco dining is delightful. Venture inside and you will find a charming ambiance in every dining room and in the beautiful lounge. The menu includes age-old favorites such as Dolmathakia and Moussaka, alongside some absolute surprises guaranteed to tantalize your adventurous curiosity. The menu offers many heart-healthy items prevalent in Greek cuisine. Apollonia's service is very friendly and as pleasant as the food. Open daily from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM (SunThur) and to 10:00 PM (Fri & Sat).

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The whole idea of a bistro, says Seto Marselian, owner of Bistro Pazzo, is to offer a neighborhood place where everyone knows you - where great friends and great food meet. Bistro Pazzo is going on its 5th year, located just slightly off the beaten path, just off Prospect Street at 7930 Ivanhoe Ave - and the " hidden gem" nature of the eatery makes it just that much more of a neighborhood treasure. Within walking distance to shopping, hotels, the financial district and the famous beaches of La Jolla. Open for Lunch and Dinner, Bistro Pazzo is definitely the "hidden gem" of La Jolla. Come enjoy this small neighborhood Italian bistro seven days a week. Moderate prices, great food, good portions and a vast wine list with crazy service. You can be crazy too, no one will mind, Really! 858-456-4005

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Froglanders Froglander's has been satisfying yogurt lovers cravings for over 26 years.In addition to the best yogurt in town, they also serve acai bowls, banana splits and yogurt pie. You'll find four flavors everyday including peanut butter and original tart. Plus they offer over 50 different yogurt toppings including fresh fruit. La Jolla students receive a 20% DISCOUNT. Open late. Friday- Saturday 11 AM -10:30 PM . and Sunday--Thursday 11AM-10PM .

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Dining & Entertainment ily scavenger hunt down Girard Avenue with prizes, as well as more high-profile entertainers. Pets will also be permitted this year within the event. There will be plenty of entertainment for all ages. At Geppetto’s/La Jolla Family YMCA Art Center on Wall Street, children will have the

adults. A Gourmet Marketplace will be CONT. FROM PG. 9 situated off Silverado Street and offers guests an eclectic taste, feaThe two-day event is a fundraiser turing many of San Diego’s finest for La Jolla, Bird Rock and Torrey boutique eateries, including local Pines elementary schools, as well favorite Puesto Mexican Street as Muirlands Middle School. Last Food. year’s event raised more than Additionally, LJAWF will give $100,000, more than douguests the opportunity to bling the total amount raised partake in a silent auction previously since 2009. The offering an assortment of proceeds benefit underfundhot-ticket items like iPads, ed school programs such as two-night hotel stays, gift art, music, science, physical cards to fine-dining resteducation, technology and aurants all over San on-site medical care. Diego, staycation activi“When we started out, all ties for children, theater the experts said we wouldn’t tickets, winery and brewmake a nickel or break even ery packages, as well as until year five, and there’s LJAWF participating artist not been a year yet when FINE ART, FINE WINE Thousands will flock to La Jolla for artwork. we’ve not made money,” said LJAWF. Proceeds benefit local schools. COURTESY PHOTO What makes LJAWF so Ahern. special? Ahern promised the expanding opportunity to paint a car donated “Two words: La Jolla,” said event will be bigger and better than by Witt Lincoln, take art or dance Ahern, who encouraged festival ever this year. classes, participate in games, chalk guests to stay at local lodging, eat “We have more things going on art, crafts, edible art and cartoonand shop in the community’s in the family art section featuring ing. renowned boutique downtown Vilkids’ art projects. That has grown Other highlights include an excitlage and visit local landmarks like exponentially,” she said, adding ing lineup of live music, as well as La Jolla Cove and Ellen Browning concessions available for the first roving entertainment by the San Scripps Park. time this year will include a snowDiego Circus Center, which teaches For more information, visit cone truck and a pizza oven. Cirque du Soleil-inspired or LJAWF’s FaceFestivities will also include a fammances to children and young book and Twitter pages.



related track, preliminary designs for hardscape and landscaping for La Plaza were reviewed recently by the La Jolla Planned District Ordinance (PDO) Committee, which makes recommendations to La Jolla Community Planning Association, the advisory group on landuse matters for the city. La Jolla PDO is charged with reviewing projects to ensure they comply with standards set for community development, including use of materials, color schemes and proper signage. La Jolla architect Jim Alcorn of Alcorn & Associates gave a presentation to La Jolla PDO on landscaping and other design elements of La Plaza. “There will be more landscaping there in the public right-of-way

then there is at present,” Alcorn told PDO committee members. “The sidewalk is going to be completely redone and some new tile and paving and landscaping between and around the existing trees is going to happen.” Alcorn said parking, includin that available in a parking structure in the Brooks Brothers Building nearby, will be “more than what’s required” to meet the new shopping center’s needs. Alcorn will return the PDO at a future date to present the group with details on La Plaza’s signage and street furniture for the project’s outdoor café. The retail space at 7863 Girard Ave. has had a long and troubled history. Bill Berkley, who previously owned Jack’s, went out of business July 31, 2009. It was later disclosed that one of Berkley’s employees had allegedly embezzled funds from him, a case that is still

pending in court. Following Berkley, Mike Viscuso, a nightclub mogul who owns properties in downtown San Diego and Hollywood, purchased the property and began remodeling it with grand plans to redevelop it as a nightclub with seven bars and three restaurants. He later abandoned those plans when the economy went south. Redeveloping the site “has been a challenge for whomever owned it,” said Berkley, adding the multi-level, stepped-back design of the building makes it, “very difficult to get something to go in the back. [Redevelopment] probably would work for a restaurant like George’s (on Prospect), but it doesn’t work for a boutique dress shop, or something like that. I’m sure there’s somebody that will do something and overcome the negative impact of the physical layout. I wish them luck and hope they’ll be successful.”


DININGBRIEFS >> CAFÉ JAPENGO is offering a five-course sake tasting menu Oct. 1-5. The menu, at $60 per person, features the following courses: First course • King crab roll: king crab, avocado, mango, carrot, mint and cilantro, wrapped in cucumber, topped with peanuts and sweet-chili dressing • Sake pairing: Ichishima Tokubetsu Honjozo Second course • Grilled sake shrimp with sautéed spinach, water chestnuts and toasted enoki mushrooms. • Sake pairing: Kikusui Junmai Ginjo Third course • Miso glazed salmon with butternut squash risotto • Sake pairing: Otokoyama Junmai Ginjo Fourth course • Kurobuta bacon-wrapped beef filet with roasted fennel mashed potatoes and grilled broccolini • Sake pairing: Dewatsuru Kimoto Junmai


THE 11TH ANNUAL CELEBRATE THE CRAFT event will take place Oct. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. The celebration will feature food artisans demonstrating, discussing and tasting premium food and wine. Growers, vintners and culinary artisans from some of California’s most renowned farms, bakeries, wineries and restaurants will share their skill and enthusiasm. For more information, visit NATIONAL TACO DAY is Friday, Oct. 4, and to celebrate Puesto Mexican Street Food is debuting the chile rellano taco, made with house-made tortillas and crispy melted cheese. The new taco will be on the full-service menu at Puesto's second location in downtown San Diego, opening in November. The first 100 people to like Puesto on Facebook will also receive a free chile rellano taco.

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the audience as guests took their seats. Waite introduced honorary chairs Jere and Joyce Oren, and spoke about their important efforts on behalf of the community. South Coast Plaza has provided the fashions for this annual show for several years now. Twelve models came onto the runway stage to start the 30-minute show. Ten scenes presented hundreds of fashionable looks from Oscar de la Renta, Saks Fifth Avenue, Donna

Karan, Versace, MaxMara, Façonnable and other noted designers. Of the 420 show guests, 325 attended the luncheon, held under another huge open-sided tent (this one with full shade). The rest presumably lunched across the street at Mille Fleurs, but they would have missed the guitarist who entertained throughout — and who knows whether their meals could have exceeded the elegant threecourse repast (featuring perfectly prepared sea bass) by Todd Allison, the Inn’s executive chef. Service was also exceptionally attentive and pro-

ficient. Afterward, guests enjoyed the “Après Affaire,” featuring Falkner Winery’s fine wines, Manzanita Brewing Company’s beer garden and delicious delicacies by Lemon Twist and Allure Chocolates. Eight shopping boutiques offered designer items, many seen earlier on the runway. Event proceeds will benefit Country Friends’ support of 30 worthy nonprofit human care agencies. Since 1954, the organization has provided needed funding for San Diego-based charities.

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Vi at La Jolla Village is one of Southern California’s top choices for senior living. Conveniently situated near San Diego’s Golden Triangle, this premier community for older adults provides the finer comforts of home, complemented by first-class amenities. Whether it’s engaging with friends or relaxing in the whirlpool, Vi offers countless ways to enrich body, mind and spirit. Vi also provides a continuum of care on site. Vi helps you stay engaged with: • Fine and casual dining options, featuring meals created by a classically trained executive chef

• Art classes, literary groups and writing workshops • Fitness classes and spa • Proximity to golf courses, theaters and other recreational venues Vi puts your needs first with: • Maintenance of home, building and grounds • Weekly light housekeeping • Concierge and valet • Independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing care and Alzheimer’s/memory support care To schedule a personal tour of the community, call (858) 646-7745 or visit

With so much emphasis lately on the U.S. healthcare system, good communication between patient and doctor is being increasingly emphasized. New apps and technology is a sign that healthcare providers are quite focused on better engagement with their patients. Doctor’s are even taking communication training in order to improve how they engage their patients. So what do you do if you feel the relationship with your doctor just isn’t working? Changing your doctor can be timeconsuming and difficult. Before leaving your present doctor, try to resolve the issues you may be having. The following is a guide on when you should consider leaving your present physician. You leave his office without answers to your questions. If you leave confused or unsure on what you should be doing next, the doctor is not communicating which is his responsibility. Your doctor ignores your ideas and questions. Physicians should be interested in what you are concerned about regarding your health. Your doctor misdiagnosed you. Doctors can make mistakes and that isn’t necessarily a reason to find a new doctor

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unless his disinterest in you causes a lifethreatening or catastrophic problem. Your doctor is offended with your request for a second opinion. A doctor should be happy that you are taking an interest in your healthcare and should even suggest other physicians. Your physician is not board certified. Board certification shows the doctor is interested in continuing to be assessed and educated in his specialty.

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Doing it Better By Natasha Josefowitz, Ph.D. I just read something surprising in the Aug. 25 New York Times Magazine: our genes have a moral sense, unbeknown to our minds. They can reward us when we act unselfishly and punish us when

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we think of our own needs first. These are the unexpected findings in a study done by researchers at the University of North Carolina and the University of California, Los Angeles. The answers lie in gene expression. Inside our white blood cells are genes that direct the production of proteins. They are responsible for controlling our bodies’ immune responses. Other genes control inflammation throughout the body. The study asked volunteers what made them happy. Those

who responded that owning or consuming things and generally catering to their own needs and wishes had increased biological markers that promoted inflammation, which in turn increased the likelihood of developing cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease. These participants also had less antibody production to fight off infections. On the other hand, the study participants that spoke of their happiness based on service to others, volunteering, having a sense of higher purpose rather than

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tion is obvious: you want to stay healthy, become a more caring loving person. Even when someone is unpleasant, I think, “This person is not happy.” When someone is mean or angry, I think, “This person must either be hurting or anxious or frightened.” Then I am able to look for a way to help instead of retaliating or ignoring the person. Even if I decide that the best way to help is to disengage, I am left feeling altruistic. Compassion is the feeling I try to express. I admit not always successfully, but now I will try harder because I know it will make me healthier. Which brings me to a philosophical dilemma: If I increase my service to others in order to reduce inflammation and promote antibodies in my white blood cells, am I being selfish thinking primarily of my own welfare or will the altruistic behavior convince my genes that I am on the up and up? I leave my readers to ponder this.

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Prudential California makes waves with name change The real-estate industry was delivered a bombshell Sept. 23 with the revelation that one of the biggest names in the business would be made even bigger as Prudential California officially became Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (BHHS). One of the top five brokerages nationwide — with the La Jolla location coming in as the No. 1 office in the U.S. — Prudential California has built a reputation on its name over several decades. What a heavyweight like Berkshire Hathaway can bring to such a trusted name is more exposure — and an exclusivity that can’t be rivaled. David Cabot, CEO of the former Prudential California explained that when Warren Buffet, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, decided to dip into the real-estate industry, he took the opportunity to put a household name on a product for the first time. “In the last year and a half, Warren Buffett made a decision to become more involved in the real-estate business and he decided to lend his name — the Berkshire Hathaway name — to that,” Cabot said. “This is the first time that name has been used in this industry, and it’s a really remarkable event. We’re fortunate that we are the first company in the nation to take on that new brand name.” Prudential California had been operating under Berkshire Hathaway-affiliate HomeServices of America for a little over a year, and the changeover to the new name was a process of “months and months and months,” Cabot said. What would prompt an already well-known brand to make such a switch is the prestige that comes with it and the limitless prospects for the future, he said. “Berkshire Hathaway is the No. 1 most recognized and respected company in the world,” Cabot said. “It has been known for decades as a stable company and whatever they buy will continue to operated forever. This represents a dramatic shift in how this business is operated. They don’t do something for five or 10 years. It says something, especially in our markets, that we’re here for the next 100 years.”

Prudential California’s high earning potential and the fact that La Jolla holds the No. 1 spot in the chain may have had something to do with Prudential California being honored as the first of seven Prudential franchises to make the switch to BHHS, Cabot said. “After a number of conversations, it came down to the thought that what better place than Southern California to roll out this new name,” he said. “And really, the real estate in Southern California is not about real estate — it’s about the agents. We have some of the most talented professionals in the business working in La Jolla, and we’re able to build up business and dominate the market, quite honestly, by virtue of the people working here.” Nicki Marcellino, branch manager for the La Jolla office, said the change to the new name is an honor and a reflection of how she always does business. “My mantra is always to go from great to extraordinary,” she said. “We’re the No. 1 in the country and San Diego, and I feel we’re a pretty great group of people. What this signifies is more of that challenge to go from great to extraordinary. We’re always looking for ways to elevate the client’s experience more.” Marti Gellens, who, along with her mother, operates a satellite office on Prospect Street, said agents had been eagerly anticipating the roll out of the new brand. Her store was the first to receive BHHS’ new signage. “It’s been a long time coming. We’ve been planning and gearing up for it for a while,” she said. “It’s good for us and for our clients. Clients are finding [the changeover] truly interesting. If it was a name they didn’t recognize or trust, it might be an issue, but none of them have any concern about this change.” In fact, the only ones who might take issue with the change, Cabot said, are competitors. “We’ve been so anxious and excited for this change, and our competitors have also been anxious and excited,” he

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A NOD FROM THE ORACLE OF OMAHA Prudential California officially became Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices on Sept. 23 with a switching of all the company’s signs to the new name, colors and logo. DAVE SCHWAB

said. “It’s been interesting to see their reaction. Prudential has always been the target of aggressive recruiting [of agents to other companies], but how do you say something bad about Berkshire Hathaway? We’ll continue to see attempted recruiting, but it’s going to be more difficult [for competitors].” Judging from the level of excitement from those now employed by BHHS, that just may prove to be true. “It’s so exciting. I’m so proud to say [I’m] working for Berkshire Hathaway,” Marcellino said. “It truly gives me goose bumps.” For more information on the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, visit

used rewards programs to give them an edge in competing for valuable groups and meetings. Greystone Hotels has figured out how to fight back while remaining independent by using Stash points.” Guests can join Stash for free at Stash members earn five points for each dollar spent on eligible room rates and can redeem them at nearly 200

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event the buyer chooses to back out of the deal. Charles Schevker & Natasha Alexander The time for negotiating price, terms and conlthough not fact, it seems ditions is the period prior to signthat buyers and sellers have ing the contract — not afterward. a disregard, or perhaps a “Uh-ohs,” “I didn’t really mean misunderstanding about the realthat,” and “geesh, I wish I had estate contract. This article is not asked for this” are not justificaintended to discuss the legal tions that warrant unilateral (oneaspects of contracts, but rather to sided) changes to the contract. provide some common-sense Subsequent changes or modificaadvice to avoid legal complications to the contract are possible, tions, and at the same time to but beware that you may have to ensure that you get what you offer some benefit to the other want. party to motivate them to accept It may not be the experience of your changes. every real-estate agent, but ours It is very normal to be overhas been that most buyers and whelmed by the excitement of sellers do not want to read or have making or accepting a contract. read to them the real-estate conHowever, this is a time to curb that tract. Yes, a real-estate contract excitement and clearly understand can be intimidating. Just understand that entering into a contract is a serious consideration. However, all too often it is mistaken by many people as a frivolous formality. Buyers often think their deposit is used to hold or reserve the property for them and that the contract will guarantee them the property. Sellers often think that they are entitled to the buyer’s deposit as compensation for removing their house from the market in the


the obligations for which you will be responsible. Too often a client will simply say to the real-estate agent something like, “Just tell me what I need to know” or “Just point to the most important points in the contract.” Truth is, a contract is not a romance novel — every single word in the contract is critically important for your attention and understanding. Otherwise, it would not be there. Simply stated, a contract is a promise in exchange for another promise — such as the seller promises to convey property along with clear title of ownership to the buyer, and the buyer promises to pay a certain sum of money in exchange, and then both parties promise to abide by any other terms and conditions upon which

they have mutually agreed. All goes well from this point, provided the parties (and their service providers like real-estate agents, escrow, title, homeowner associations and lenders) perform all of their respective obligations, and do so within the timeframe specified within the contract. However, as you might expect, this rarely happens. Whenever one party begins to show signs of default on their promises, the other party begins to lose confidence that the contract will be successfully completed. This loss of confidence is what then leads to uncertainty, insecurity and adversity, and this is sometimes the point where the deal begins to unwind. When there are obvious or subtle

hints that a contract may be in jeopardy, the parties begin to strategize their next steps and that often leads to looking for ways to exit the contract, influence the other party to perform under the terms of the contract or to seek remedy via a legal forum. There may be as many differing opinions on this subject as there are real-estate agents. We suggest that clear, timely and frequent communication is essential to keeping the contract alive. If a situation occurs, whether within or not in the direct control of one of the parties, and if it has the potential for causing a non-performance issue, communicate that to the other party via their real-estate agent. This allows all parties, if they choose, to join together to seek a solution satisfactory to all and to assist in avoiding adversarial positioning.

If you have any questions about real estate in San Diego, send your inquiries to Charles Schevker or Natasha Alexander at They will respond directly to you, and those questions that have a broader public appeal will be published along with our next column in La Jolla Today.

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A rare form of cancer attacked Peter when he was 65 in 2011 and he passed away on Sept. 13, 2012. He will be remembered for his keen sense of humor and devotion to his family. Neighbors would see him in the early morning, walking in his cardinal and gold slippers to pick up his newspaper (he got his MBA at USC and joined the Trojan family for life). During his difficult bat-

an American film producer, director and screenwriter best known for his involvement with comedy films such as “40 Year Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up.” Cybele said the film fest will feature more than 100 film screenings, filmmaker Q&A sessions, panels, events and parties. For more information, visit LJTC board member Ann Kerr Bache updated the council on new developments with the 56th annual La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival to be held Sunday, Dec. 8 starting at 2 p.m. on Girard Avenue. “I’m looking for a photographer, someone willing to donate their time to take pictures of each of our parade entrants as a keepsake and to start a photo souvenir book we’re doing,” Kerr

tle with cancer and while dealing with some horrific side effects from medications, Peter still managed to travel to six different countries to visit his family and friends abroad during the last part of his life. UCCA decided to take on a project that would improve Marcy Park, a pocket park in the west end of U.C., where dog lovers gather in the evenings around 5 o’clock to walk their dogs and let

Bache said, adding donations to stage the parade and are always needed and appreciated. Kerr Bache said this year’s Christmas parade theme is “Christmas in the surf and sand.” For more information, visit LJTC president Cindy Greatrex noted the council is taking applications for three current trustee openings. Applicants must be at least 16 years old, live or own a business in La Jolla and have attended three LJTC meetings to be eligible to apply to be a trustee. Greatrex said bios and letters of interest for trusteeships should be emailed to LJTC meets the second Thursday of the month at 5 p.m. at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St.



them socialize with other canines. Thirsty dogs had a challenge before the installation of this new fountain. The big dogs did a balancing act on their back legs to get water from the old fountain and the smaller ones were lifted awkwardly to the weak stream of water coming from an aged fountain. For the past 11 months, a UCCA committee journeyed on a road with twists and turns, involving city approval and the challenge of finding funding until it all came to fruition in the park when UCCA’s president Barry Bernstein welcomed a crowd of some 20 canines and around 70 humans who listened to some speeches, ate some brownies and cookies shaped like dog bones, and drank lemonade.

Dog treats were also available. Artist Julie Ditzler had painted dog paw prints that went from the new fountain across the sidewalk to a plaque with donor names — both humans and canines — to be embedded in the ground. Councilwoman Sherri Lightner joined Peter’s widow, Hallie Burch, in cutting the bright yellow ribbon wrapped round the green fountain. Barclay couldn’t have been prouder to get the first drink. Border collies, mixed mutts, goldens and pugs all behaved well. Some barked. One lifted his leg on a golden tablecloth covering a table with both American and British flags, flowers and doggie treats, and a beautiful bronze plaque. Peter Burch would have gotten a good laugh out of that pup’s irreverent performance!


action on it to a future meeting. A sample sign was presented showing proper and improper ways for surfers to catch waves in a lineup. “A large percentage of surfers would very much like to have something up that speaks to surfing etiquette,” said LJSA boardmember Mary Coakley Munk. Others agreed. “It’s a nice learning tool. We always have new surfers,” said Terry Kraszewski from the audience. Not everyone was for the sign, however. “If we do this for surfers, we’ll have to do this for other groups,” boardmember Janie Emerson said, noting the sample sign shown “looks like a cartoon. There’s a difference between making it attractive and making it effective.”


mances outside traditional theater space. “The puppets come out of the water onto the shore and interact with kids and passersby,” Dugdale said, adding the performance is done to amplified musical accompaniment. The group voted unanimously in favor of the show with the provision, suggested by chair Tim Lucas, that sound be directed toward the water and away from nearby residences. The group debated at length a proposal for an educational plaque on surfing etiquette be placed on a restroom building at Kellogg Park before deferring final

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yet be docketed on a City Council agenda. In 1931, La Jolla philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps at her own expense built a sea wall turning Children’s Pool into a safe wading area for children to swim. The harbor seal population in the area continued to rise during the 1990s, eventually causing the pool to be closed to human contact in September 1997 due to high bac-

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Kathy Evans 858.775.1575 BRE #00872108

Best Value in La Jolla offered at $407,000 Great location near UCSD, shopping and the ocean beaches. Open floorplan in this 1,241 sf condo. 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms. Cathedral ceilings in the spacious living room with gas fireplace. Large Master bedroom with walk-in closet, dual sinks and soaking tub. Large 2 car garage is seldom available in this area. 2 pools/spas. Call for your private showing.

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

LA JOLLA Sat & Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . .101 Coast #1E............................2BR/2.5BA . . . .$896,000.............................Kate Woods • 858-525-2510 Sat & Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . .6502 Avenida Manana................3BR/2.5BA . . . .$1,450,000..........................Greg Noonan • 858-551-3302 Sat 1-3pm . . . . . . . . . . . . .6455 La Jolla Blvd #108.............2BR/2BA . . . . . .$475,000.............................Jeny Hernandez • 858-220-1419 Sat 2-4pm . . . . . . . . . . . . .6402 Cardeno Dr. .......................4BR/2BA . . . . . .$1,945,000..........................Michelle Silverman • 619-980-2738 Sat 1-4pm . . . . . . . . . . . . .6901 Paseo Laredo ....................5BR/4.5BA . . . .$1,999,000..........................Lauren Gross • 619-778-4050 Sat 12-3pm . . . . . . . . . . . .2521 Via Viesta ..........................4BR/3.5BA . . . .$2,299,000..........................David Mora • 619-994-2438 Sat 12-3PM . . . . . . . . . . .6435 Camino De La Costa..........5BR/5.5BA . . . .$4,385,000..........................Philip Carillo • 858-243-5884 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . . . . .6333 La Jolla Blvd. #172............2BR/2BA . . . . . .$455,000.............................Tinker & Buster Mico • 858-4548144 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . . . . .5508 Caminito Consuelo ............3BR/2.5BA . . . .$839,000.............................Patricia Denning • 858-449-5899 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . . . . .322 Palomar Ave........................2BR/3BA . . . . . .$1,095,000..........................Laleh & Niloo • 858-864-6464 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . . . . .1339 Caminito Floreo.................3BR/3BA . . . . . .$1,100,000..........................Jeana Sander • 858-353-4033 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . . . . .1334 Caminito Arriata ................4BR/3BA . . . . . .$1,249,000..........................Gary Kowalewski • 619-227-8722 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . . . . .8239 Caminito Lacayo................4BR/2.5BA . . . .$1,285,000..........................Melissa Mate • 858-242-2468 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . . . . .1934 Caminito El Canario...........3BR/2BA . . . . . .$1,550,000..........................Louis Beachem • 858-245-3105 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . . . . .482 Palomar Ave........................3BR/2BA . . . . . .$1,695,000..........................Laleh & Niloo • 858-6464 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . . . . .6402 Cardeno Dr. .......................4BR/2BA . . . . . .$1,945,000..........................Renee Gild • 619-339-6000 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . . . . .6901 Paseo Laredo ....................5BR/4.5BA . . . .$1,999,000..........................Monica Leschick • 858-752-7854 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . . . . .7930 Roseland Dr.......................4BR/3BA . . . . . .$2,600,000-$2,950,876.......Susana Corrigan • 858-229-8120 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . . . . .1540 La Jolla Rancho Rd. ..........4BR/3.5BA . . . .$3,475,000..........................Carol Doty • 858-997-8151 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . . . . .1540 Virginia Way......................5BR/7BA . . . . . .$4,995,000..........................Natalie Harris • 858-926-9343 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . .............................................858-245-5626


NORTH PACIFIC BEACH 5330 Calle Vista 3 BR / 2.5 BA / 1,875 S.F. $1,050,000 - $1,150,000 Fabulous location! Open and airy floor plan with south facing ocean views. Exquisite remodeled kitchen, new custom interior and exterior paint, hardwood floors, and plush carpet throughout. All bathrooms have been updated.


FANTASTIC VIEWS! 5079 Pacifica Dr. 3BR / 2 BA / 1,920 S.F. $1,250,000 Recently renovated with new kitchen, upgraded bathrooms and new flooring. Call for details.

1-4 UN S / T N SA OPE

POINT LOMA 2930 Chatsworth Blvd. 6 BR / 4.5 BA / 4,767 S.F. $1,325,000 Stunning three-story, Historic Craftsman with hardwood & custom wood detailing throughout this gorgeous home. Gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry, oversized Master bedroom and lap pool.

Elisa Steve | 619.277.5848


POINT LOMA / OCEAN BEACH Sat & Sun 11-4pm . . . . . .980 Point St. ..............................4BR/3BA . . . . . .$875,000.............................Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Sat & Sun 1-3pm . . . . . . .2012 Guizot................................3BR/2BA . . . . . .$925,000.............................Narda Stroesser • 619-850-9777 Sat & Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . .2930 Chatsworth Blvd................6BR/4.5BA . . . .$1,325,000..........................Elise Steve • 619-277-5848 Sat & Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . .2930 Chatsworth Blvd................6BR/4.5BA . . . .$1,350,000..........................Elisa Steve • 619-277-5848 Sat & Sun 11-4pm . . . . . .776 Rosecrans St.......................2BR/2BA . . . . . .$1,875,000..........................Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Sat & Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . .1031 Leroy St. ...........................6BR/4.5BA . . . .$2,895,000..........................Nicole Van Dobben • 619-206-1159 Sat 1-3pm . . . . . . . . . . . . .940 Catalina Blvd. ......................3+BR/3BA . . . . .$799,849.............................Tami Fuller • 619-226-8264 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . . . . .2186 Historic Decatur Rd. #40...3BR/3BA . . . . . .............................................Mariana Adan • 619-733-7771

UNIVERSITY CITY Sat 1-4pm . . . . . . . . . . . . .6183 Lakewood..........................4BR/3BA . . . . . .$749,000.............................Olivia Moore • 858-357-4675

CARMEL VALLEY Sat 10-1pm . . . . . . . . . . . .13740 Rosecroft Way ................4BR/3.5BA . . . .$1,049,000..........................Robin Gitman • 858-344-1416

NORTH PARK Sat 11-2pm . . . . . . . . . . . .3766 31st...................................2BR/2BA . . . . . .$299,000.............................Linda Pasas • 619-977-4650

Beautiful Homesite With Ocean Views 5.5 miles from Highway 15 in Rainbow Heights. Property includes 2 wells, paved access to property, road easement, power lines to property; and full set of plans for a 7600SF, 4 BR/4 BA residence plus casita. Beautiful mature oaks, rolling hillside and magnificent panoramic vistas.

Deborah Greenspan

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Fri 3-6 Sat & Sun 1-4pm . .1475 Beryl St...............3BR2.5BA + guest house .$999,000-$1,199,000..........Philip Carillo 858-243-5884 Fri Sat Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . .5312 Soledad Mountain Road....5BR/3BA . . . . . .$1,079,000..........................Mel Burgess • 619-857-8930 Sat & Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . .4016 Gresham St #B-1 ..............2BR/2BA . . . . . .$685,000.............................Michelle Graham • 858-459-0501 Sat & Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . .5330 Calle Vista .........................3BR/2.5BA . . . .$1,050,000-$1,150,000.......Elisa Steve • 619-277-5848 Sat & Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . .5079 Pacifica Dr. ........................3BR/2BA . . . . . .$1,199,000-$1,250,000.......Elisa Steve • 619-277-5848

DRE 017333274

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Offered at $199,000

(619) 972-5060



Just Listed! Open This Sunday 1-4PM Best Views in La Jolla • Private Muirlands Cul-de-sac location

821 Havenhurst Point • La Jolla Just Listed! • Open Sun. 1-4 The most unbelievably spectacular views in all of La Jolla from this remodeled 5BR/5BA Muirlands home. This property is an entertainers Paradise boasting a Pool, BBQ and entertainment area with views forever. Situated on almost one half acre.

Seller will entertain offers between $3,900,000 & $4,600,000

David Schroedl 858 • 459 • 0202 BRE #00982592

Just Listed! • Wonderfully Remodeled in Mt. La Jolla • Open This Sunday 1-4

5538 Caminito Consuelo • La Jolla Just Listed! • Open Sun. 1-4 This Fabulous highly remodeled 3BR/3BA La Jolla Home is situated in one of the communities best locations. Quiet and Private set amongst the trees with wonderful canyon & mountain views.

Seller will entertain offers between $725,000 and $825,000

David Schroedl 858 • 459 • 0202 BRE #00982592

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