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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2008  Volume 14, Number 7

MONEY TO BURN Anonymous donor pledges $259K to save fire pits from wrecking ball BY SEBASTIAN RUIZ | VILLAGE NEWS

An anonymous donor has stepped forward to help preserve the city’s beach fire pits, saving the San Diego tradition of sitting around a warm fire in the sand but also leaving questions about how to pay for other city services on the chopping block. City crews started removing the concrete fire pits Wednesday, Dec. 10, before an anonymous donor pledged about $259,500 through the San Diego Foundation to pay for the maintenance of 186 rings through the next year. Despite the stormy weather,

INDOOR FLURRIES Kids defend one area of a battle zone during a wild and crazy “snowball” fight using recycled paper snowballs at the Dec. 7 Christmas Family Festival at the University City United Church, 2877 Governor Drive. The snowballs get reused for the annual event, and once the kids have moved on to other activities, the adults reportedly enjoy getting VILLAGE NEWS | DON BALCH their turn at burning off a little holiday pressure.

Lancers spike Knights for CIF gridiron crown BY DAVE THOMAS | VILLAGE NEWS

They battled all season and worked their way into the CIF Division V football championship last Saturday night at Southwestern College. But when all was said and done, a Bishop’s School football squad just didn’t have enough answers to stop Francis Parker High, which captured the crown with a 51-22 victory over the Knights. Francis Parker (12-1) QB Deon Randall (163 yards rushing, 132 yards passing) proved a thorn in the side of the Bishop’s (7-7) defense, rushing for three scores

22 unanswered points to make a game of it before Francis Parker pulled away in the second half. “We are very proud of our team,” Bishop’s head coach Mike David said afterward. “To go through the CIF playoffs and defeat two teams (Horizon, Christian) that had previously beat us is a credit to the great character MIKE DAVID of these players.” BISHOP’S COACH While Bishop’s finished the season with a loss, the Knights put up some big numbers during the and passing for four, en route to a fall. On offense, Bishop’s rushed for night of nearly 300 yards total 3,262 yards on the season behind offense just on his own. Down 30-0 at one point in the SEE CROWN, Page 4 second quarter, Bishop’s scored

... we are looking forward to seeing these players come back next season.

Playouse ‘Xanadu’ so mellow, so adorably mindless sion is good for the soul, they say, and I must admit I’m one of the few people on the planet that When the cares of the world— likes the awful 1980 Universal terrorism, financial market colfilm that starred Australian pop lapse and personal fears and singer Olivia Newton John as the tragedies—weigh one down, the Greek muse Clio and hoofer Gene best antidote is a musical! Two Kelly in his last screen appearsuch medicines, spoonfuls of ance as real estate tycoon Danny sugar, if you will, are currently Maguire. available, San Diego Repertory Director Christopher Ashley Theatre’s “The Princess and the Black-Eyed Pea” through Dec. 21, cast those two roles brilliantly at the Playhouse. Fans remember and La Jolla Playhouse’s Elizabeth Stanley, who played the “Xanadu” through Dec. 31. ingénue role in “Cry-Baby” earliRegarding “Xanadu”: ConfesBY CHARLENE BALDRIDGE | VILLAGE NEWS

er this year. Her role in “Xanadu,” performed mostly on roller skates and with a charming, ludicrous Aussie accent, truly is the better vehicle for her comedic and vocal talents. She literally lights up the stage. In the Kelly role as Clio’s longSEE ‘XANADU,’ Page 13 PHOTO BY CAROL ROSEGG

Elizabeth Stanley (Kira) and Max von Essen (Sonny) in La Jolla Playhouse’s “Xanadu,” through Dec. 31.

Mayor Jerry Sanders made the announcement about the donation Dec. 15 at the lifeguard station at the foot of Grand Avenue in Pacific Beach. If economic conditions improve, funding to maintain the fire pits could return, he said. The city has about a year to match the donation to keep the pits operating past 18 months, he said. The donation saves two city staff positions selected for elimination in the face of a $43 million budget gap the city is working to close. “It’s still our city employees out SEE FIRE PITS, Page 4

UC reflects on perfect day that turned tragic BY SANDY LIPPE | VILLAGE NEWS

Monday, Dec. 8, was a Chamber of Commerce weather day for those who moved here from faraway places like Kansas or Korea, where December meant cold, snow and more cold. However, University City enjoyed unseasonal warmth from the sun that particular Monday. Weren’t locals lucky to live here? At 11:58 a.m., U.C.’s luck ran out when a hobbled Marine FA18 flew way too low and crashed into the home of a sweet young family named Yoon, a family with roots in Korea. The silence and sunshine were shattered, and so was the heart of University City. A huge black

cloud rose above Cather and Huggins streets. Below a young mother, darling baby girls ages 2 months and 15 months and their grandmother visiting from Korea were gone, victims of the jet crash. A young lieutenant ejected from the FA-18 and landed safely below the neighborhood homes. One eyewitness thought it must have been a stunt; it couldn’t possibly be real. Dong (Don) Yoon lost his whole family and his newly occupied rental home. “Why?” remains unanswered in spite of inches of news in the press and a couple of public forums where the Marine commandant, Col. Chris O’Connor, SEE TRAGIC, Page 4




A WEEK ahead

Prospect St., free, open to public • “The Nutcracker,” featuring The San Diego Ballet Co., through Dec. — Check with your venue for its 21, 8 p.m. tonight, Dec. 19-20; 2:30 schedule this week, since many p.m. Dec. 20, 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 21, activities may have been canceled Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Dr., $20-$50, (619) during the pre-holiday. 294-7311 18 Thursday • La Jolla Sunrise Rotary Club, 19 Friday 6:58 a.m., La Jolla Shores Hotel, • LeTip Breakfast Club, 6:45 a.m., 8110 Camino Del Oro, 459-8271, Radisson, 3299 Holiday Ct., 488(619) 992-9449 2569 • San Diego Business Connection, • San Diego Blood Bank bloodmo7:15-8:30 a.m., Coco’s, 4280 Nobel bile, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., The Irvine Dr., (619) 681-1910 Company, La Jolla Gateway Cen• Leads Club/UTC, 8:30 a.m., Hyatt tral Courtyard, 9171 Towne Center Regency Barcino Grill, 3777 La Dr., (800) 4MY-SDBB Jolla Village Dr., (800) 783-3761 • La Jolla Bridge Club hosts Dupli• Exercise class, followed by activ- cate Bridge, also Sundays and ities and discussions throughout Wednesdays, noon, 1160 Coast the day, weeklong schedule, 8:30 Blvd., $2/non-members, 459-7000 a.m., Riford Center, 6811 La Jolla or 456-1909 Blvd., 459-0831 • Annual senior Hanukkah Party, • Seniors discuss current events, handmade latkes, lunch, JLRhyth9:30-11:30 a.m., JCC, 4126 Execu- mics, noon, JCC, 4126 Executive tive Dr., free, 362-1114 Dr., 362-1141 • Year-end exhibitions, sculpture, • JCC Bridge, daytime party bridge, paintings, books, 10 a.m.-5:30 1 p.m., 4126 Executive Dr., 362p.m., Wednesdays until 8:30 p.m., 1141 The Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., • La Jolla Kiwanis Club, noon-1:30 454-5872 p.m., La Jolla Presbyterian Church • Toddler/preschool storytime, Social Hall, corner Eads and Kline, 10:30 a.m., Riford Library, 7555 members and guests only, call Draper Ave., free, preschool Caran for info, 454-7713 groups must call ahead, 552-1657 • Doyle Park Bridge Club, all levels 20 Saturday welcome, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., • Whale of a Time, watch for the Doyle Rec. Center, 8175 Regents gray whale migration from a Birch Rd., 581-7170 Aquarium tide pool, 11 a.m.- 3 • Toddler/preschool storytime, 11 p.m., Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expea.m., University Community dition Way, $7.50-$11, 534-FISH Library, 4155 Governor Dr., free, preschool groups must call ahead, 21 Sunday 552-1655 • Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., • Toastmasters of the Cove, 6:15 corner Girard and Genter streets p.m., Doyle Community Center, • UCSD campus tours, walking and 8175 Regents Rd., bus alternating weeks, views of campus architecture and public • La Jolla High Madrigals perform, art, 2 p.m., meet at South Gilman 7 p.m., La Valencia Hotel, 732 information pavilion, 9500 Gilman

p.m., LJ Rec. Center, 615 Prospect St., 552-1658 • Huntington’s Disease support group, 6-8 p.m., Scripps Mende Well Being Center, for caregivers, free, 4305 La Jolla Village Dr., 2684432 • Boy Scout Troop 506 meeting, 6:30 p.m., LJ United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd., Mark Pulliam, 483-3642

23 Tuesday

CHEW ON THIS A gumball dress in the window of Sigi Boutique, 7888 Girard Ave., is the winner in the Outrageous category of the La Jolla Storefront Contest.

Dr., 534-4414 • Lighting of 8-foot outdoor menorah, food, entertainment, music, 4:30 p.m., Westfield UTC, Sears Court area, 4545 La Jolla Village Dr.

22 Monday • Low-impact aerobics/stretching and toning exercises, 9-10:30 a.m., also Weds., chair exercises to music, 10:30-11:30 a.m., also Weds.; (Ages 55+), LJ Rec. Center, 615 Prospect, free, 619-221-6973 • Law and the Retiree class, 9:1511:15 a.m., JCC, 4126 Executive Dr., free, 362-1141 • Cancer Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., Green Cancer Center at Scripps Clinic, 10666 N. Torrey Pines Road, 554-8533 • La Jolla Town Council Parks and Beaches Committee meeting, 4

• La Jolla Village News comes out early due to Christmas holiday • LeTip Golden Triangle, 7 a.m., Coco’s, 4280 Nobel Dr., 278-3334 • Qi Gong classes, 10 a.m.-noon, Hospitality Hall, United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd., free, (619) 224-7479 • Toddler/preschool storytime, 11 a.m., University Community Library, 4155 Governor Dr., free, preschool groups must call ahead, 552-1655 • La Jolla Rotary, noon, La Valencia, 1132 Prospect St., members and their guests only, 278-5600 • Ali Lassen’s LEADS Club, noon, Trattoria Aqua, 1298 Prospect St., (800) 783-3761 • Pier Review Toastmasters, improve public speaking and leadership skills, noon-1 p.m., SIO, Room 114, Directors Office, • Improve speaking and leadership skills with Toastmasters, noon-1 p.m., meeting site alternates, check Web site, visitors welcome, 8266200 or http://wirelessimpressions.freetoas • La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee meeting, 4 p.m., LJ Rec. Center, 615 Prospect St., 552-1658 • Toastmasters of La Jolla, 6:30 p.m., Firehouse Community Center, 7877 Herschel Ave., guests welcome, 483-0116

• JCC Bridge Club, partner required, 7 p.m., 4126 Executive Dr., $2/members, $3/non, 4573030 • Lymphedema Support Group, 79 p.m., Scripps Memorial Breast Care Center, 9850 Genesee Ave., Ste. 170, (760) 434-3599

24 Wednesday • Golden Triangle Business Network International, 7-8:30 a.m., Coco’s, 4280 Nobel Dr., (619) 4919936 • Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club, 7:158:30 a.m., Clay’s Restaurant at Hotel La Jolla, • Soroptimist International, 7:308:45 a.m., French Pastry Café, 5550 La Jolla Blvd., 454-9094 • ENCORE: Understanding the Arab Israeli Conflict, 10:30 a.m., UC Senior Center at Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Center Dr., 550-5998 • Torrey Pines Rotary Club, noon, Sheraton Hotel, 3299 Holiday Ct., 583-0070 • Golden Triangle Lions Club, noon, La Jolla Marriott, 4240 La Jolla Village Dr., 546-2875 • Progressive bridge (some Sundays also); no partner required, 12:30 p.m., Florence Riford Adult Center (50 and up), 6811 La Jolla Blvd., $3/non-members, 459-0831 • Candelight Christmas Eve services, 5 p.m. (family oriented), 7 p.m. (traditional carols and lessons), live nativity, LJ United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd., 454-7108La Jolla Parks and Rec Inc. meeting, 5 p.m., LJ Rec. Center, 615 Prospect St., 552-1658 • JCC’s annual fund-raiser dance party, live music and DJ, prizes, 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., BELO nightclub, 919 Fourth Ave. in Gaslamp, $40 by Dec. 18, $48 at door, 3621347 or ■

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Attorney takes seal issue to federal court

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A worker with Bay Cal Painting Inc. scrapes old paint off the Soledad Cross on Mount Soledad this past week (the flag is flying at half-staff in honor of the Marine FA-18 jet that crashed Dec. 8 in University City and killed four civilians in their home). The 29-foot cross, its base and surrounding wrought-iron fence will be refurbished and repainted for the first time in 40 years. The $40,000 job is being done pro bono by Bay Cal Painting, and many suppliers are donating needed materials. For information on how to honor a U.S. war veteran with a plaque at Mt. Soledad, visit or call (858) 459-2314.

La Jolla’s harbor seal colony heads into its annual pupping season with an uncertain future. But for the first time, attorneys are battling for the marine mammals inside federal court. “This hearing is whether the federal court can order the city to put the rope up,” said Brian Pease, attorney for the Animal Protection and Rescue League’s (APRL) SealWatch, regarding a Dec. 12 hearing in front of Judge William Hayes. “The state court cannot prevent the court from putting the rope up, but they didn’t take any position whether we could bring the action to federal court.” Pease said the city was behind him during the federal hearing, but Deputy City Attorney George Schaefer said officials would stand by the previous state decision. “As the city’s pleadings in the federal case note, the city is unable to put up a rope barrier at the Children’s Pool because of an order by a state court judge that the city may not do so,” Schaefer said. “The City Attorney’s Office has no further public comment at this time.” The harbor seals’ pupping season began Dec. 15 and runs through May 30, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). City crews installed a precautionary rope the past few years to protect pregnant seals and nursing pups, but as each year passes the rope becomes more controversial. “The first pups aren’t born until February. There may have already been a miscarriage, though. The seals on the beach are definitely in

their last trimester of pregnancy,” Pease said. Last year, Pease fought for the seal colony in federal court but exhausted his appeals with the city of San Diego. La Jolla’s seals are on the brink of being shooed away after a state judge ruled the city must recondition the surrounding area to its 1941 standards. “When I filed the APRL lawsuit then we ran into a jurisdictional issue,” Pease said, adding that he’s back in federal court focusing on installing a rope to protect pregnant seals but also an order blocking the city from dispersing seals. Months ago, Pease won a previous protection order for the colony, which expires in March. Locals say the controversy stems from an incident. A swim club protesting the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), which cited swimmers and divers interfering with seals, swam from La Jolla Cove to the Children’s Pool in an effort to reclaim their waters. While the group swam in, the seals flushed the beach, and officials cited swimmers. The federal MMPA preempts enforcement of state law, Pease said. La Jolla’s harbor seal colony is protected under the federal MMPA. Swimmer Valerie O’Sullivan was represented by attorney Paul Kennerson. In 2004, O’Sullivan sued the City of San Diego, alleging the seal colony prohibited swimming at the Children’s Pool. Judge William C. Pate found for O’Sullivan, ruling the city violated the 1931 Children’s Pool trust by closing the beach to the public. Pate said the city must reduce water bacteria levels to the Children’s Pool 1941 condition but

did not mention the seals. In December of last year, the City of San Diego lost the last in a string of state appeals, which triggered the court’s decision regarding the Children’s Pool, court documents stated. Kennerson began suing the city of San Diego for neglecting its duty. Kennerson said the city needed to dredge sand at the Children’s Pool and disperse the seals. While the city appealed Pate’s ruling, NOAA sent letters asking city staff and the mayor to install a rope protecting the seal colony during pupping season. The San Diego City Council passed resolutions in 2006 and 2007 requesting the city install a “guideline rope during the harbor seal pupping season,” court documents said. This year, Pease said he asked federal Judge William Hayes to allow a guideline rope while the harbor seal colony continues its official pupping season. “It was me, the city and NOAA,” Pease said. “NOAA was the one that requested the rope initially.” La Jolla Community Planning Association trustees voted to deny allowing the rope’s installation during their December meeting, but Pease said the group is merely an advisory body. “It’s going back to the hearing officer December 17,” Pease said. And Hayes ruled on submission during the Dec. 12 hearing. Hayes said he would issue an electronic decision regarding installation of a guideline rope. “Ninety-nine point nine percent of people respect the rope. A few people will still go down to the water,” Pease said. “It’s just a guideline. There are 80,000 people that visit that beach.” ■

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Thanks to an anonymous donor, fire pits such as these along La Jolla Shores will not be removed due to lack of maintenance money.


there cleaning the [fire pits]. What this does is provide a funding source for that,” Sanders said. The two-man job requires the use of a front-loader and a dump truck and takes an average of 30 minutes per pit, according to a city statement. Each pit weighs nearly a ton and needs to be lifted so the ash and debris can be scooped, cleaned and taken to Fiesta Island. Park and Recreation Director Stacy LoMedico said the city has already started replacing the fire pits that were hauled away last week. The private donation raises the question of using private funds to pay for publicly owned city services, such as libraries and park maintenance, but whether it leads to more private dollars used for public services has not yet been determined, District 2 Councilman Kevin Faulconer said. “This is something we need to pursue from a city services [perspective], to explore avenues and possibilities,” Faulconer said. “Libraries are always one of the most used facilities.” Faulconer said he’s willing to look to private donations as a way to augment budgets needed to keep libraries and recreation centers open. The mayor proposed the temporary closure of about seven libraries and nine recreation centers in November. City council moved to keep the libraries, recreation centers and fire department services fully operating. This leaves the city with an estimated $53 million budget gap to tackle early next year. Sanders said private founda-

tion dollars already help support public services, such as police and fire departments, where the money helps pay for costs like a Fire and Rescue Department helicopter, he said. Jim Heaton, a La Jolla Shores Association board member, had concerns that removing the fire pits along the north end of La Jolla Shores would result in illegal dumping of coals on the sand. Although he said members of the La Jolla Shores Association had been working to develop a program to help fund the fire pits, the identity of the anonymous benefactor remains a mystery. The city had as many as 450 fire pits in the early 1990s but slowly reduced the number over the years because of complaints, city officials said. By 2004, the city had eliminated about 66 percent of the concrete fire pits, leaving 150 at city beaches and Mission Bay Park. Since then the city has replaced some pits, leaving about 186 to maintain.

Existing city fire pits: La Jolla: 7 Belmont: 5 South Mission: 11 Mission Point: 1 Bonita Basin: 6 Mariners: 8 Ventura Cove: 10 Sunset Park: 4 Dana Landing: 2 South Shores Park: 2 Ocean Beach: 9 Vacation Isle / North Cove: 19 Vacation Isle / South Side: 11 Ski Beach: 12 Crown Point: 16 De Anza Cove: 8 De Anza Boat Launch: 2 Playa Pacifica: 11 Hilton – North side: 2 Hilton – South side: 3 Fiesta Island: 37 ■

apologized, grieved and tried to explain to the residents what happened, using words like mishap, engine failure, protocol. He mentioned the seamless integration and teamwork at the scene of the crash. Lt. Don Neubauer, the pilot in training, will be scarred for life knowing he caused the death of four people so full of life and hope, vulnerable babies, loving mother and daughter. And what about Don Yoon? How will the Marines make reparation to him? Money will not fill the void of constant pain of the greatest loss imaginable. Neighbors around Huggins Street and Cather Street have long-term healing and grieving also. At a Dec. 11 public meeting at U.C. High School, worried parents asked about the impact of toxins from the jet fuel on their children, the fear the children felt, how to deal with the healing for the kids. The “what if” audience members asked about the flight pattern proximity of the schools: University City High School, Curie School, Standley Middle School and Spreckels Elementary. What if the plane had been a few feet north and slammed into the high school? O’Connor kept repeating, “There will be a full and comprehensive investigation,” as though he were pouring healing water over the crowd. However, many people’s fear turned to angry assaults on their neighbors, the Marines. Will it be a whitewash? Why didn’t the pilot go to North Island? Why don’t the Marines move to the desert away from this urban area? Heated exchanges as well as cool heads with lengthy military experience emerged from the audience. Rev. Daniel Shin, family pastor for Yoon, acknowledged how much grace Yoon showed toward the pilot and the Marines. Shin also acknowledged the pain and darkness that will go deeper into Yoon’s psyche before he gets better. Mayor Jerry Sanders thanked the crisis intervention team, the police and fire department’s extraordinary work. Sanders said there would be


the offensive line of Anthony Watkins, Alex Carillo, Jesse Ramey, Erick Owens, Peter Fraga and Rey Felix. With limited action this season, Jacob Kelly rushed for 591 yards and 11 TDs; Mike Jensen rushed for 688 yards and caught 35 passes for 569 yards and a total of 16 TDs; fullback Micah Seau had

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a congressional investigation as well as a military one. Chief of Police William Lansdowne appreciated the great work of the police and fire departments, as did Assistant Chief Boyd Long. Both praised Capt. Shelley Zimmerman, commanding officer of Northern Division. More than 170 personnel were involved in the initial phase. Three to five houses suffered damage and two houses were destroyed. Marine fire personnel cut through a locked gate and came across Miramar Nursery right onto Governor Drive. One U.C. resident said; “Our community has a scar.” He wondered why there wasn’t a stand-down with a review of safety procedures with no flying out of Miramar on the day after the crash. O’Connor replied: “There was a stand-down of the squadron involved, but other pilots flew over U.C. out of Miramar.” Retired Adm. Pete Heckman reminded the audience that “in 1951 Miramar was so far out of town that no one went there.” Homes and schools and businesses were built around Miramar. Miramar wasn’t built around them. District 1 Councilwoman Sherri Lightner, whose first day in office on the day of the accident will be seared in her memory forever, was asked by Charles Frasier to make certain City Council sees public standard procedures for malfunctioning aircraft. He questioned why a jet with one engine out would fly over a heavily populated area. “We want to be the best neighbors,” was O’Connor’s closing statement. Pia Mantovari-Sud, who lives across from the air crash scene,

540 yards rushing, 311 yards receiving and 10 TDs; running back Kyle Jester rushed 71 times for 748 yards; and running back AJ Chederick had 66 rushes for 477 yards. Tight end /kicker Justin Peabody led all scoring with 98 total points, while receiver Hector Eribez had 19 catches for 322 yards. Freshman QB Joey Moreno looks to have a bright future directing the offense, as he finished the season 128-of-216 for 1,821 yards and 20

wrote to her friends: “From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all your support for me, Manish, Paul, and James. On Monday some higher powers were looking out for me. How is it possible to have so much destruction on one side of the street and literally nothing on my side of the street … One always hears about disasters and war zones, but it is different when you’re in it. “The sense of eeriness and calm cannot be described. My thoughts go out to those four human beings who perished, but also to Dong, the lone survivor of his family. What a loss! And for what? I think we have to re-evaluate the impact of the military in our lives and here in San Diego. They are too powerful. As a society we have to become more inclined towards peace, not destruction. Imagine what we could do with the dollars spent on the crashed aircraft; how many schools could be maintained, how many firefighters, paramedics or police officers we could finance! “My true heroes in this story are the firefighters. As long as I live I will never forget them. I’m glad to see all these young Marines here because I know that one of them here is one of them less in harm’s way. Now that a fence is up around the perimeter of the crash site, we can bring back our boys to their home. “Of course nothing will ever be the same again. I needed to write this as a way to process my sadness. Thanks for listening. — Pia” Saturday, Dec. 12, was a less than Chamber of Commerce weather day, with howling winds, biting cold and a spritz of rain that never quite turned to a full rain. The dark day at Glen Abbey in Chula Vista at 1 p.m., the forgiving, courageous Don Yoon, walking the walk of his religious beliefs, laid his sweet, young family to rest with O’Connor in attendance and support. — Editor’s note: A trust fund has been created and donations for the Yoon family can be sent to Dong Yoon, #200-717-333, SD Hanmi Bank, or by mail to Korean United Methodist Church, 3520 Mt. Acadia Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111. ■

TDs. The Knights had more than 5,000 total yards on the season as a team. Defensively, Mike Jensen finished the season with 134 tackles, while Seau had 131 tackles. Nine starters will return for the Knights on defense in 2009. “Not only are we excited about how our season finished this year, but we are looking forward to seeing these players come back next season,” David added. ■


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at breakfast, but these and other less cohesive groups can be infiltrated by newcomers. No one is ever refused a seat at a table. Being friendly, helpful, available and entertaining all help with acceptance into a group. And what about within families — how is the latest in-law perceived and accepted? They must often find out the unwritten rules of behavior through trial and error and — not knowing the family history — are often relegated to the fringes of conversations. Over time, they usually make their way into the inner circle by complying with the expectations of behavior. Even U.S. Supreme Court justices are not immune. An article in the New York Times Magazine reported Supreme Court Associate Justice Blackmun’s experience during his early years on the Court: “His lowly seniority, which garnered him assignments writing opinions in tax cases and other mundane fare, did not raise his profile.” Immigrants to this country experience this low status. It is always the groups recently arrived who perform the more undesirable jobs at the lowest end of the pay scales. In the history of America, each immigrant wave has had its turn. The best way to handle being assigned undesirable duties is to understand how common the practice is and that no one means

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it to be punishment for the individual. In other words, accept the tasks as part of the price of being a new employee and do them gracefully. Undesirable assignments or menial work can cause new people to leave a job. I interviewed people about their first days and weeks at work and found that approximately 10 percent of my sample of more than 1,000 people had quit before they could be integrated into the work group. Many said that had they known at the time that their unpleasant experiences were just part of the organization’s culture and not meant to single them out, they would not have left. Membership is an issue of everyday life. We like to feel “in,” but then by implication some people must be “out.” The more exclusive the group, the better the members feel about being a part of it and the more difficult it is for a newcomer to be included. People who are already working together have formed special bonds and don’t want the status quo changed by a stranger’s intrusion. Those feelings are only strengthened if that stranger is of a different gender, race, social class, education or age. Some of the ways I have found that people gained membership were (1) finding something in common with another member, such as a shared interest or having an acquaintance in common; (2) doing favors; (3) accepting the probation with good nature; (4) being available and caring; and (5) not moving in too quickly with suggestions. Remember that membership is not a right but a privilege which must be earned. ■


NEWSbriefs Special events will celebrate Hanukkah Several events will be held this week to mark Hanukkah, the “Feast of Lights.” Festivities begin Friday, Dec. 19, with the annual seniors party at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. “Executive latkes” made by JCC staff are the centerpiece of a light lunch that begins at noon. To RSVP, call (858) 362-1141. On Sunday, Dec. 21, the Chabad Center of University City will light an 8-foot menorah at Westfield UTC mall, 4545 La Jolla Village Drive. The commemoration begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Sears Court area, and includes food and traditional music. Finally the JCC’s annual “Place To Be”fund-raiser is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 24, at BELO nightclub in the Gaslamp, 919 Fourth Ave. A live cover band and DJ, prizes and other surprises will fill the evening, which runs from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. For tickets ($40-$47) and information, call (858) 362-1347 or visit

La Jolla High accepts donations for family La Jolla High School (LJHS) officials are reaching out to area residents in an effort to help a local family whose possessions were destroyed in a Dec. 9 fire. “They lost everything but the clothes they had worn to


school,” La Jolla High School district counselor Cathy Zimmer wrote in an e-mail. LJHS administrators are asking La Jollans to donate extra clothes and appliances. The family includes two teenagers — a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl. “If you have a computer, printer or clothes that you would like to donate, you may bring them to the counseling conference room,” Zimmer wrote. Zimmer said the male teenager wears size 32 by 32 pants, medium or large shirt, large sweatshirt and size 10 shoes. The female teenager wears size 9/10 pants, medium shirts, large sweaters and size 6 ½ shoes. La Jolla High School is located at 750 Nautilus St. For more information call Zimmer, (858) 454-3081, ext. 2216, or e-mail

Fleet’s refurbished IMAX theater opens The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s Space Theater in Balboa Park is back in business following a $20 million renovation that features a new sound system and a seamless NanoSeam screen. The theater reopened Saturday, Dec. 13, with IMAX-format films “Wild Ocean,” “Van Gogh: Brush with Genius” and “Animalopolis” among the first presentations. The new 76-foot dome is the main component to the refurbishment project, which began in early September. For information, call (619) 238-1233 or visit ■





Rady identifies top 10 holiday hazards for kids Trauma experts at Rady Children’s Hospital remind parents this holiday season of potential hazards for children. The following are the top 10 hazards identified by trauma experts: • Potpourri petals and pods (Children are attracted to the fragrant scent and can try to eat the ingredients. Poses a choking hazard.) • Candles (Many times lit candles are placed on decorative runners during the holidays. Children can pull the runner and be burned by the hot wax or, worse, start a fire.) • Alcohol (Even though it tastes bad, children will drink it. Can cause poisoning.) • Cleaning supplies (Kids can get under the sink and find toxic cleaners that look like apple juice and sports drinks.) • Vitamins and medications (Children’s vitamins are often colorful and taste like candy. Too much of a good thing can be dangerous.) • Purses and handbags

(Visitors, like grandma, can leave their purse open to curious kids who might find her heart medication.) • Tiny toys (Despite warnings and advisories, some toy makers still manufacture toys with tiny parts that can cause a child to choke.) • Tree ornaments (The shiny objects attract attention from little ones. The ornaments can break and cut a child, or a child can choke on them.) • Small batteries (Another choking hazard. Batteries for presents, like watches, are often under the tree.) • Stuffed animal parts (Many times the plastic eyes or nose of a stuffed animal can pop off, posing a choking hazard.) A toilet paper roll can be your best asset to prevent a child from choking. If the item fits through the hole, it’s small enough to choke a child. — Provided as a public service announcement by Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. ■


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save even more money. That should save lots of money. Hey, let’s quit grooming the beach sand. And who needs lifeguards I felt annoyed last holiday seawith all their expensive toys? If son when driving up and down ya can’t handle the water, stay Torrey Pines Road daily. out of it. What a rational conAt least two out of three tinsel cept. star decorations did not have Why not have the firemen working lights. maintain the fire pits during I could not believe when, again their majority of down time? I this year, the same shabby, malcan think of lots of [absurd and functioning decorations (I use unreasonable] ways to save the term loosely) were once money. How about a pay-per-fire again used. The time, cost Gina Rogers plan? Have little lock-boxes that and effort expended putting La Jolla you squish dollar bills into slots these up without checking to see like the parking lots, or at campif they, in fact, work is incompregrounds. Pfff. hensible to me. It’s embarrassSo now that the city has saved ing. This is our town, folks. The Grinch who almost all this money by eliminating fire Susan Mooradian stole the city’s fire pits rings, ending yet another form of La Jolla family fun like some kind of teaWhose bright idea was it to totaling grinch, what is their remove all the fire pits in San plan for it? A tax reprieve? HighDiego? Why? What is the probly doubtful. America’s Finest City. lem that is so big that they have Tide Lines make a mark No fun allowed. to resort to this? Was it a drink— Footnote from letterwriter: ing problem? No. There were Have been meaning to drop a Just a couple of days after this already curfews in place even note just to let you know how was written, an anonymous before the new prohibition. Is it much I enjoy the “Tide Lines” donor supplied enough funds to a pollution issue? No, although articles. I know newspapers are always evaluating what coverage perhaps it should have been. No, support the fire pits for 18 months. Fantastic! The question to include, so thought it would be it is to “save money.” For what, is, what happens after that? Furpray tell? important for you to hear that I thermore, why can’t the city Given that nothing has really love reading about the afford the measly $173K a year changed, why all of a sudden ocean biology. to keep them? does the city need to “save The articles are really well Fire a city councilman or two done, combining the science with money”? What’s next? Why not pull all the trash cans? Certainly and use their salary to cover it. the personal reflection. The picPreferably in particular the people can take out what they tures this week in particular Grinch, whose best thinking was brought in. That makes sense. were really clear! I am always a to take the fire pits from our How about we quit mowing and bit worried about what’s left kids. watering the park lawns? We unsaid —this week on the “sargo” as an introduced species can all play on dirt and weeds Ben Harness just as well as grass. Another opens to the door to a much Point Loma wider discussion on the implica- small sacrifice so the city can tions of that, but in any case, I hope you’ll continue to cover what’s happening out in the ocean in the context of the seasons … when the whales will be migrating by, why we only see them going south and not on the return … when the fishing boats are seasonally concentrated off Wind & Sea at night what are they catching … is there really a green flash… etc. So, thanks!





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St. James Gift Shop Located in the Cultural District of La Jolla, St. James Shop supports numerous world outreach programs and has established a personal business relationship with artists and craftsmen from all over the world. The shop is known for its traditional holiday gift items and high-quality and unique merchandise, as well as, its personal service and shopping ambiance.

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Ring in the New Year at Roppongi! Join Roppongi in La Jolla for a festive New Year’s Eve party with a dazzling menu, live music, party favors and a celebratory midnight champagne toast! Dinner seatings begin at 5:00pm and J2 performs live from 5:30-12:30am. Make your reservations early at 858551-5252.

Vigilucci’s A relative newcomer to La Jolla, Vigilucci's Seafood, Steak & Chop House has quickly become a local favorite. Italian-influenced seafood, prime steaks and pastas are complemented by an extensive wine list. Sunday Italian Dinners featuring live music. Open Christmas Eve. Accepting reservations for New Year's Eve—call for details on our special menu.

The La Jolla Brew House The La Jolla Brew House is a Locals' Favorite and this Holiday Season they are offering $100 worth of Gift Certificates for $70 which is an incredible savings of $30 per order ! Looking for an affordable location for your Holiday Event ?-The La Jolla Brew House has a private party room with full bar ,plasmas ,big screen projector and special Holiday packages to fit any budget . Catering packages are available for 20 to 200 guests, from intimate sit down dinners to casual Holiday Buffets .Book now for best dates.And dont forget to visit their on-site Brewery or sample their new Holiday Ales.

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Karl Strauss An apartment in Mission Beach, two college grads, a 75-year-old master brewer, and a passion for beer… when Karl Strauss Brewing Company started brewing full-flavored, quality handcrafted beer in 1989, it was the first craft brewery to open in San Diego since Prohibition. Today, you can enjoy our flagship beers, special releases, and seasonals at any of our six brewery restaurants or other fine drinking establishments throughout Southern California. For more information visit or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739.

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Ba-ba-baBarbaras and Classic party One particular party was definitely a place where everybody knew your name. Reason? Barbaras were the only ones invited. For the past five years, the unique event was held at various “Barbara” homes, but this year instead Barbarella was the venue. Still the same was the price of admission: a pair of athletic shoes in teenager sizes, for the kids who frequent Becky’s House, Father Joe’s and Monarch School. Most importantly, only Barbaras need attend — all others don’t bother to show up. Talk about exclusivity! A grand opening for the expansion of the Classic Residence by Hyatt — several years and $147 million later — was the excuse for yet another grand old party, complete with valet parking, cocktails and oceans of marvelous food plus lots of familiar faces. La Jollans of a certain age have formed a new community within the walls of this high-rise, where virtually everything you can think of is taken care of, from soup to nuts, and the soup is terrific. Seek and ye shall find or ask and you will get — those are the mottos here. No request is too small and the good folks who run this resort await your command. BARBARAS 1. A bevy of Barbaras. 2. Brown, Mulligan and Trzcinski. 3. Barbara Beltaire. HYATT 4. Luisa Larson with Irvin and Mickey Malashock (John’s parents). 5. Teedy Appelbaum. 6. Executive chef Jim Smith. 7. Betty Hiller. 8. Sue and Lyle Kalish (his mother lives there). 9. Hilda Pierce and Herman Slutsky.

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Christmas shopping in La Jolla 50 years ago BY CAROL OLTEN

There were great imported toys from The Prince and The Pauper. You could surprise mom on Christmas morning with a pair of Peruvian Puffies fuzzy bedroom slippers from Stevenson’s Department Store for $7.95. For dad there was always the proverbial silk tie for $1.50 from R.C. Watts, leaders in men’s and ladies apparel on Girard — or boxer shorts for $1.25 or a Pendleton wool robe, more expensively priced at $25. This was Christmas shopping in La Jolla 50 years ago. The year, of course, was 1958 — a time when shoppers adorned themselves in attire like poodle skirts and their houses with the latest in space-age, mass-produced products: color TVs in giant wood cabinets, electric toasters and mixers, modern chrome dinette sets, boomerang tables and sofas that looked like they belonged in flying saucers. The latest in luxuries for Christmas 1958 included Oldsmobiles with not only fantastic tail fins but rocket engines, and electronic dishwashers with the everpopular “push button” controls. Christmas dinner desserts were apt to include not only the traditional pumpkin pie available from Arnold’s Fine Foods in La Jolla for 49 cents, but the latest concoctions having to do with Jell-O and Betty Crocker cake mix. Henry’s Meats in La Jolla Shores advertised “world famous Mizpah Rancho turkeys.” Safeway had fresh oysters for 55 cents a jar.


Santa Claus and his helpers ride in the vintage “Old Black Goose” car to finish up the Dec. 7 La Jolla Christmas Parade.

La Jolla celebrated Christmas 50 years ago in the typical 1950s mood of great prosperity and good times. There was an outdoor community yule sing at the corner of Wall and Girard. The La Jolla 20-30 Club sponsored Santa Claus visits to private homes. The Jewel Cotillion presented a Christmas party and dance at La Jolla Country Club, which engaged the crowd in the latest dance craze known as the Bunny Hop. Merchants in La Jolla entertained shoppers with holiday window displays and advertisements in the local newspaper

enticing buyers. Hamilton’s Appliances at 7865 Girard offered “Performance proved RCA Victor TVs” for $625. Stuard’s, a popular clothing store, also on Girard, featured a variety of menswear and, for ladies, “imported gloves with a holiday air of mink trim” for $12.95. Sanderson’s, another La Jolla landmark for women’s fashions at 7802 Girard, featured the latest in Erica high heels for $26.95 and velveteen pants for $17.95. Although many of the businesses that were landmarks of the commercial zone in the late 1950s no longer exist, a number are still in business. They include Meanley’s, Warwick’s, Adelaide’s and Burns Drugs. For Christmas 1958, Burns sold a 1pound box of Russell Stover chocolates for $1.35. Adelaide’s had the latest in trims and decorations for the yuletide, including “Italian Christmas lights.” Warwick’s suggested “gifts for the teens too old for dolls and too young for convertibles,” the items including portable typewriters and briefcases. Meanley’s gift list suggested Christmas shoppers enrich their new color television lives with items such as TV pillows – “$10 and up.” — “Reflections” is a monthly column written for the La Jolla Village News by the La Jolla Historical Society’s historian Carol Olten. The Society, dedicated to the preservation of La Jolla heritage, is located at 780 Prospect St. and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. ■

OBITUARIES Keith W. Adams, 72; businessman, crafter Keith Wilcox Adams, of La Jolla, died Dec. 1 after a courageous battle with lung cancer at his home with his wife at his side. He was 72 years old. Born on Feb. 19, 1936, in Omaha, Adams attended the Hoosac School in New York, received his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and an MBA from Columbia University. He worked in advertising in New York City, and then in real estate development and investments in the Pacific Northwest and later in Southern California. He was active in many civic organizations throughout his life, and was a lifelong supporter of Hoosac School. He was a creative and artistic soul and loved working with his hands to repair or build things around the house or to create marvelous wooden toys for his beloved grandchildren or to lend his talents to charitable groups. A steadfast friend and devoted and loving husband and father, he brought grace and good humor to all he did. He enriched many lives by sharing his interests in history, politics, religion, sailing, investing and most importantly by sharing his kindness. He leaves his true love and wife of 51 years, Victoria A. Adams, also originally of Omaha; a brother, Daniel W. Adams of Canton, Ohio; two daughters, Kristin Woolley of Ross, Calif., and Tori Rasche of York, Maine; a son, Joel Adams of Anchorage, Alaska; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son Keith C. Adams. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. Donations may be made in the name of Keith Adams to the Reverend Meredith B. Wood Foundation at Hoosac School, Office of the Headmaster, P.O. Box 9, Hoosick, NY 12089.

Norma J. Stone, 65; LJHS grad, homemaker Norma J. Stone, loving wife and mother, was born Feb. 3, 1943, and raised in Pacific Beach and attended La Jolla High School. She met the love of her life at Victory Lanes and married in July of 1959, before moving to Clairemont in December of 1960. She passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 18, due to complications from heart failure that occurred at home on the morning of Nov. 6. She often mentioned how she missed the old places like the Roxy Theater, the soda fountain at Dunaways and Oscar’s DriveIn. She is preceded in death by her father Louis Peinetti, mother Lucille Peinetti, and sister Theresa Goldsmith. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Kenneth Stone, and two sons Robin and Ryan, sister Betty McKinnon, brother Donald Peinetti of Fairhope, Alaska, and sister Rose Rowland of Washington, N.C. No services were planned. You may go online and sign the guest book at www.obituaries. if you wish to share any memories of Norma. ■

What would it be like if all the people in Jesus’ family came home for the holidays? Tamar had a child with her father-in-law. Rahab was a prostitute. Ruth was a foreigner. Bathsheba committed adultery. All were ancestors of Jesus. No matter what your history, no matter what your background, God loves you and would love to have you home for the holidays. If you don't have a place to go, you’re welcome to be part of our family. We're part of the extended family of Jesus, and his family includes people with many interesting backgrounds. You'll fit right in.

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Make mine black-eyed, with music BY CHARLENE BALDRIDGE | VILLAGE NEWS

Here’s a fairy tale bound to please children, adults and music lovers. It’s the world premiere of Kirsten Childs and Andrew Chuckerman’s “The Princess and the Black-Eyed Pea,” conceived by Karole Foreman with lyrics by Foreman and Chuckerman and directed by Stafford (“Altar Boyz”) Arima. Musically and textually self-mocking and chock-a-block with grand performances, a sixpiece band and Todd L. Underwood’s lively, folk-tinged choreography, it continues through Dec. 21 at San Diego Repertory Theatre. The child in front of us was rapt, leaning forward in her seat throughout the show, which starts with the entry of African griots pushing trunks that roll like wheelbarrows. Eventually the entire 15-member company is onstage, indulging in a bit of a cappella singing redolent of Ladysmith Black Mombassa, dancing PHOTO BY KEN JACQUES and culminating in the rousing Princess Quelie (Sabrina Sloan) holds a giant legume in San Diego Rep’s new “Tell the Story,” which suggests that the primacy of the wellmusical, “The Princess and the Black-Eyed Pea.”


bling, never-used performance hall into a roller disco, Ashley cast the attractive Max von CONTINUED FROM Page 1 Essen, who does “simple” to a campy T. The lad’s got legs and ago love, Ashley cast seasoned pipes as well. musical comedy artist Larry The charm of these perforMarshall, whose dance and vocal mances is that they are done charms are captivating. He is with utter sincerity. Also outtruly a joy, and most effective standing are Joanna Glushak when he and Clio and his younger self (the amazing Julius and Sharon Wilkins as Clio’s Thomas III) sing and dance their nemeses, Calliope and Melpomene. My only complaint way though “Whenever You’re Away from Me.” Throughout the is that the placement of microshow Dan Knechtges’ choreogra- phones occasionally obfuscates song lyrics. phy is eye candy, and David Talk about camp — Douglas Zinn’s costumes are ever so Carter Beane’s Tony-nominated amusing. The sparkling musical and lyrical score (Jeff Lynne and book, a subtle and sweet send-up of film and 1980s society (does John Farrar) includes “I’m anyone else remember a nickel Alive,” “Have You Never Been bag?) hits the funnybone, unless Mellow?” and the hit tune you’ll you were asleep in the ’80s. If walk out singing, “Xanadu.” you’re feeling the least bit blue at In the role of Sonny, a simple holiday time, here’s the cure. See Venice Beach surfer dude who dreams of turning Danny’s crum- it once, see it gazillion times.

“Xanadu” continues at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, with 2 p.m. matinees on selected Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 31 at the Mandell Weiss Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive., There is a special New Year’s Eve show as well. For tickets and information, visit or call (858) 550-1010. ■

Additional vocal fireworks are provided by the big daddy kings, P.L. Brown and Broadway star Ken Prymus. known fairy tale may lie in Africa, not China and thence to Europe where it was popularized by Hans Christian Andersen. In brief, King Nat (P.L. Brown) insists that his daughter, Princess Quelie (Sabrina Sloan) marry an adoring but boring suitor. Quelie, who has other ideas, takes off for the Prince-marrying and dance contests in a neighboring kingdom, followed by her orphaned and duplicitous cousin Hena (Jennifer Leigh Warren), who wants Prince Gallant (so-handsome Josh Tower) for herself so she can be featured in African People magazine. Eventually she falls for Gallant’s cousin Rolin, played by the one-named gospel singer Tonex, who was such a hit in “Dreamgirls” earlier this year. Most of Tonex’s songs lie disappointingly low in his voice (there’s one dynamite duet with Warren, “Get It”). However, he gets the show’s final number, “Partay,” in which he gets to show off the full range of his pipes, much to the audience’s excitement. Sylvia MacCalla, Angela Wild-

flower Polk and Angela Teek play unalike triplets, Quelie’s competitors, and get a super number titled “Ain’t Gonna Wait Around No More.” The Epilogue thrillingly returns us full circle to a cappella and the entire company singing “Do You Believe in Fairy Tales?” Additional vocal fireworks are provided by the big daddy kings, Brown and Broadway star Ken Prymus, and by Tony Award-winner Lillias White as Gallant’s overprotective mama, Queen Zauba. Her 11th hour “My Only Son” brings the audience to its goosebump knees and puts tears in mothers’ eyes as they recall letting go of their grown sons. Childs’ book revels in its own goofiness, one of its charms, but there are a few extraneous plot lines that might be cut, making for a tighter tale. As is, it’s an assured, enjoyable, impressive, exuberant evening of music and merry-making, not to mention good, old-fashioned romance times three. Jim Vukovich, music director and conductor, collaborated with composer Chuckerman on music arrangements and orchestrations. Sets are credited to Beowulf Boritt and lighting to Jennifer Setlow. Missy Bradstreet did the wigs. “The Princess and the BlackEyed Pea” continues at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 21 at the Lyceum Stage, San Diego Repertory Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego. For tickets and information, visit or call (619) 544-1000. ■

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Lady cagers aim high to swish championships BY DAVE THOMAS | VILLAGE NEWS

Scholastic girls basketball is always one of the stronger winter sports locally and this season should prove no different. Perennial power La Jolla Country Day (LJCD) School under head coach Terri Bamford is coming off eight consecutive league and CIF championships, finishing as the Division IV state runner-up last winter. Despite the loss of Dominique Conners (University of San Diego), Janae Fulcher (Arizona State University) and Chelsea Burns (Utah State), the Lady Torreys are look-

ing to pick up right where the 276 squad left off last year. This year’s Lady Torreys roster includes five young Division I prospects. LJCD returns junior starting point guard Ariana Elegado, who is one of the top point guards in the state. Also returning is 6’4” Gillian Howard, a dominant force inside, and Chemayne Shipley, a multidimensional player with threepoint range and the ability to put the ball on the floor and score. The Lady Torreys also add two sensational freshmen in the 5’10” Hood “twin towers” who will make an immediate impact this season, according to Bamford. Newcomer

Kaylah Miller and sophomore Shayla Dinwiddie are deadly shooters from the outside, and junior Alexis Samuels returns as one of the team’s top defenders and rebounders. Finally, Bamford says to look for the junior returnees to use their valuable experience to lead the young team to contend for a ninth CIF title and a trip to the state championship. “We will look to run an up-tempo offense and hard-nosed full-court defense this year,” Bamford remarked. “This team has the ability to control the tempo of the game. Offensively, the Lady Torreys are multidimensional and

have the ability to shoot threes, dominate in the post and attack the basket.” At The Bishop’s School, head coach Marlon Wells and the Lady Knights finished 21-10 overall and 5-3 in Coastal League play last season. Bishop’s lost to LJCD in the CIF finals, then lost in the first round of the state playoffs to St. Mary’s. While Bishop’s lost Michelle Brunker (Louisiana Lafayette) to graduation, key seniors this season will be Inga Orekhova (6’3” guard), who Wells says is an outstanding three-point shooter, an elite high school major player and

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SPORTS briefs Bishop’s School girls water polo records wins The Bishop’s School girls water polo team remained unbeaten in Western League action last week. In a 20-3 victory over University City High, Lexi Bohlmeijer, Melanie Boehrig and Katy Feaver each tallied three goals, while Sammi Peck recorded four assists. In a 14-3 victory over JW North Riverside in tournament play, Dominique Sardo notched five goals, with Sarah Presant and Kristen Casey adding three and two goals, respectively. Claryann Olofsson-Loo tallied eight saves in goal. Sardo led the way with six goals in a tight 8-7 win over Mater Dei. Peck and Presant each had a goal, while Olofsson-Loo recorded nine saves. In a 12-7 victory over El Toro, Sardo again led the way with six goals, with Presant adding three. Gabby Stone (seven saves) and Olofsson-Loo (eight saves) led the way in goal. The Bishop’s School is now 2-0 in the Western League and 5-2 overall with a seventh-place finish at the 32-team Villa Park Tournament this past weekend.

LJCD’s Allen named Pac League top defender La Jolla Country Day (LJCD) School linebacker Montell Allen was selected the 2008 Pacific League Defensive Player of the SEE BRIEFS, Page 15


Year. Allen leads a group of 11 Torreys selected to the 2008 AllLeague Teams by the league’s coaches. Allen finished the 2008 season with 126 tackles, ranking him fourth in San Diego County (all divisions) and first in the Pacific League. A dual threat, Allen’s 1,138 yards rushing and 21 touchdowns also lead the Pacific League and rank him 21st in the county. LJCD’s Derek Hatfield was selected as the Pacific League’s first-team quarterback for the second consecutive year. Hatfield fin-

ished the season with 1,063 yards passing, six touchdowns and six interceptions. Hatfield also rushed for 641 yards and 15 touchdowns. LJCD defensive end Doug Rogers was selected to the league’s first team after leading San Diego County with 18 sacks. Torreys also selected as firstteam All-League were DT/DE Indie Lavarias, OT Junior Togiaso and kicker Zack Wolfenzon. Wolfenzon connected on 54-of57 PATs and hit six field goals. His 72 points ranks him as the league’s top kicker and fifth in San Diego County. Togiaso was the only sophomore selected to the first-team offense. ■


Bishop’s, La Jolla High girls soccer eye championships BY DAVE THOMAS | VILLAGE NEWS

Bishop’s is set to play Coronado today, Dec. 18, before heading into winter break. At neighboring La Jolla High School, the Lady Vikings under head coach Kristin Jones finished 15-3-3 last season, returning 15 players who participated in last season’s CIF title game. According to Jones, sophomore Callan Parra and junior Brianna Chapman will direct the offense, while Alex Foster and Tess PlantThomas lead the defense. “Big things are expected this year,” Jones remarked. “With so much experience, we are hoping that leads us to the CIF title game once again.”

A pair of local girls soccer teams produced winning teams last year, and they hope that formula for success holds true this season. At The Bishop’s School, the Lady Knights under head coach Brian Quinn finished 17-4-1 a season ago and captured the Southern California Division III title along the way. Key players for Quinn this winter look to include Lindsey HolmanKelly, Stevie Griglak, Francis Harvey, Marje Lacombe and Kaylie Davidson. “Our early season schedule is one of the toughest in Bishop’s girls varsity soccer history — La Costa Canyon, Torrey Pines, Poway, Ran— Editor’s note: La Jolla Country cho Bernardo, Patrick Henry — who are all talented teams that I Day School did not respond to a feel will test the girls and prepare request for information on its them for league play,” Quinn com- team. ■ mented.




Boys soccer teams set lofty goals BY DAVE THOMAS | VILLAGE NEWS

Several local scholastic boys soccer teams hope to net league or CIF championships this season. At La Jolla Country Day (LJCD) School, the Torreys under head coach Jerry Fleischhacker went 22-3-4, 7-1 in the Coastal League (co-champs with Bishop’s, 20-1-1 against Division IV opponents) a season ago. LJCD reached the CIF semifinals, where it fell to Coronado 1-0 in double overtime. Key players this season look to include Zach Wolfenzon (All-CIF first team, 31 goals last year), Alex Poyhonen (All-CIF Division IV second team and All-Coastal South first team), Colin Young (All-Coastal South second team), Kees Thompson (12 goals and 17 assists during last three years), Alex Fleischhacker, Alistair Dobke, Philip Poyhonen, Lee Klitzner, Michael Bailet, Rodrigo Cuenca, Dillan DuBois, Mason Boxer-Capitano and Hunter Khaleghi, and newcomer Danny Rogers. “This is a skilled and experienced team,” Jerry Fleischhacker noted. “There is a lot of returning fire power, with well above 50 goals scored last year by players returning this year, led by Wolfenzon and Cuenca. The midfield returns three starters and should do a great job of play-making — but they are all small and will be challenged by big physical teams. A lot will depend on talented goalkeeper Michael Bailey, who will have to replace Kyle Reese, who was the defensive MVP in the San Diego High School All-Star game. We will also miss All-CIF players Adam Saven and Daren Blake, who also graduated.” In action over the last week, LJCD scored wins over High Tech High (7-3), Christian (4-0) and

Wolfenzon scored two goals and now needs only three more to reach the school record of 63, held by John Hillman. Ryan French also tallied twice in his first varsity appearance, while Cuenca had a stellar day with a goal and three assists. At The Bishop’s School, the Knights under head coach Malcolm Tovey finished 16-3-1 a season ago, co-champions of the Coastal League South. Bishop’s lost in the semifinals of the CIFs. This year’s team is young, with only three seniors suited to play. Bishop’s will look to captain and four-year starter Zach Ostrup to lead the way, along with Tyler Evans (sophomore), Tucker Hughes (sophomore), Kyle Jesters (sophomore), Stefano Vidali (junior) and goalkeeper Justin Peabody (junior). “This is most definitely a rebuilding year for a very young team,” Tovey noted. “However, with skill, speed and tenacity they have the potential to surprise anyone in a game.” Finally, La Jolla High finished 10-6-3 last season for head coach Dan Berthiaume. This year’s team will be led by senior defenders Joey Matibag and John Selzer, senior midfielder Ryan Becker, and junior forwards Alex Jaziri and Alan Ampudia. “So far we are off to a rocky start, yet we have a decent record of 2-2-2 considering the strength of the teams we have played,” Berthiaume commented. “Our team is the strongest it has been in years, and we are definitely a top contender to win Western League and potentially CIF for Division III. We have a lot of talent at every position. It is just a matter of how well all that talent meshes together as a team.”

West Shores (7-0). Although Alex Poyhonen scored on a nice header, LJCDS had to come from behind in the second half against the surprisingly strong High Tech High eleven. Zach Wolfenzon made a 50-yard run, beating three players and finishing with a powerful shot to tie the game. Kees Thompson scored the winner of a great setup by Colin Young. Lee Klitzner

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La Jollan goes undercover for TV’s ‘Secret Millionaire’ BY ALYSSA RAMOS | VILLAGE NEWS

A La Jolla man went from riches to rags for charity in Fox TV’s new reality series, “Secret Millionaire,” airing this evening, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. Molly Haerr said her son Greg, 50, was always gifted. While attending La Jolla’s schools, such as Muirlands Middle School, he gravitated toward encyclopedias instead of fiction, she said. Greg graduated from La Jolla High School and then the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) when the university had only one computer, according to his mother. But her eldest son — of seven — certainly used that lone computer that sat inside UCSD’s basement, Molly said. Greg Haerr launched a software La Jolla’s Greg Haerr (left), seen here with his brother Paul, is the star of company called Century Software tonight’s episode of Fox TV’s “Secret Millionaire” reality series.

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Bird Rock Surf Shop finds a bigger perch BY ALYSSA RAMOS | VILLAGE NEWS

Despite a weak economic climate, two local boys may prove a success by using a classic business model: building on what you know, finding a niche and catering to neighbors in a friendly way. Brothers Matt and Ben Murphy are doing just that. The duo grew up relatively nearby, in Escondido, and then moved to San Luis Obispo until graduating from Cal Poly with business degrees. Like most born-and-bred San Diego boys, the Murphys surfed. Surfers know where the waves break. Where the breaks are, surfers will flock. And therein lie opportunities for the businessman who knows the waveriders’ needs. “We recognized a need for a surf shop,” Matt Murphy said. “There’s

such a surf community but no shop around.” So the brothers opened a small shop more than one year ago at 5544 La Jolla Blvd. La Jolla is home to many great surfing legends and current surfing stars. The Murphys said the closest shops to Bird Rock’s surfers are located in Pacific Beach to the south and on Pearl Street in La Jolla to the north. So they searched for a year until they found the small Bird Rock location. The Murphys’ business sense paid off. The boutique-style, friendly shop melded well with the surrounding Bird Rock neighborhood and the surfing community. The brothers were so successful they said they needed more space. “We outgrew the other shop,” SEE PERCH, Page B·2


SHINY & BRIGHT The All Hallows Academy float features a Christmas tree with kids as ornaments (above) during the Dec. 7 La Jolla Christmas Parade. The All Hallows float won an award for Most Holiday Spirit. A darling pony bedecked in bells and festive red delights youngsters as part of the Miniature Horse Cavalcade. The La Jolla Village News’ beach theme was the Judges’ Favorite, while Santa’s Favorite was the Kiwanis of La Jolla Holiday Cajun Band.

Funeral arranger fashions living wreaths chemical-free gray water that comes from washing with biodegradable soaps and use it Behind the doors of Beardsto water their backyard ley-Mitchell Funeral Home on menagerie of succulents. Sunset Cliffs Boulevard in “We fell in love with the Ocean Beach, Brien Prescott is plants because we wanted to more than the funeral cut back on watering,” said arranger. He has a second life Prescott, a native San Diegan that few know about as a creand owner of Gray Water Garator of living wreaths. Prescott and his fiancée, Jody dens. Succulents are drought-resisMcFarland, grow succulents in tant plants, so they grow well their North Park backyard, in San Diego’s climate. They watered completely with gray are extremely resilient, grow water from their washing easily and can be propagated machine. They collect the BY JAN D. WELLIK | VILLAGE NEWS

quickly, Prescott said. The tiny tube hairs of most succulents grow back even after pieces of the plant are broken off, and the broken pieces can be transplanted in sandy soil to grow new life, Prescott said. About two years ago, the two started turning their succulents into wreaths for friends and family. After seeing a small wreath at a native plant sale at the Water Conservation Garden in El Cajon, it inspired them to experiment with the process SEE WREATHS, Page B·6


Ready, set: dive into 2009 and learn BY JUDITH LEA GARFIELD

It seems like not much is new anymore. Stories penned by intrepid travelers document the most remote places on Earth littered with plastic and other signs of human invasion. Undeniably, manmade refuse has permeated all corners of the ocean, but that does not translate to human knowledge of the ocean. Less than 5 percent of the ocean is © 2008 JUDITH LEA GARFIELD known, meaning that with a bit of Otherwise solitary, black-eye gobies (Rhinogobiops nicholsii) pair up only to curiosity, patience and observation, anyone has a good chance of spawn, evidenced by the orange mass adhered within the hole behind them.

discovering a novel species of marine life. You don’t need to be a scientist working at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Informal study by curious naturalists (like you, perhaps?) repeatedly visiting the shore or dipping into the water and surveying from a goggled vantage point directs one to learn deeply about that area, which improves one’s prospects

of noticing something different, odd or out of place. The San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park is as good as anywhere to make a unique find. And, as proof, I discovered an epiphytic red alga embedded to its kelp host when it washed onto the sand at La Jolla Shores following a winter storm. Despite my local and international efforts, it has yet to be identified. Taking a longer view from my own nature studies, discovery SEE DIVE, Page B·4





Co-owner Matt Murphy puts finishing touches on a surf board blank in the Bird Rock Surf Shop, which recently moved from 5544 to 5605 La Jolla Blvd.


Ben Murphy said. So about one month ago, they moved to a larger location one block up, at 5605 La Jolla Blvd. “Now we have parking in back,” Ben Murphy said. In Bird Rock, parking is a commodity. Ben Murphy said cars drove by their previous location without stopping because they had fewer parking spaces. The Murphys have taken their surf shop, neighborhood-style atmosphere, creating an epicenter of Bird Rock’s youth scene. “Everything is for sale here,” Ben Murphy said. The walls are covered with art and photography from local artists. On entering Bird Rock Surf, customers can either watch the Murphys’ golden retriever or peer through a window while Matt shapes custom boards. The Murphys sell and “set up” almost anything involving water at Bird Rock Surf Shop, from

kayaks and kayak tours to rash guards and surf lessons, they said. The new store also carries many clothing lines. Ben Murphy said they are expecting a shipment next week, deepening their inventory and adding more youth lines. The larger store continues to carry a variety of surfboards, used boards and custom boards as well, Matt Murphy said. “We have reasonable prices,” Ben Murphy said. “Our customs start at $415. Also with the custom, we have a shaping bay so someone can watch their board being shaped.” Bird Rock Surf Shop repairs surfboards as well. “We just want a good, inviting feeling here,” Ben Murphy said. For holiday shoppers, the Murphy brothers will throw a holiday party Friday, Dec. 19, starting at 5 p.m., hosting refreshments and offering a discount on merchandise purchased that evening. For more information, call (858) 459-9200, or e-mail ■

Inc., founded the Microwindows Project and then invested his profits in several real estate ventures. Although Greg lives in Salt Lake City, he frequently flies his own plane to visit his family, Molly said. So when producers from Fox’s reality show “Secret Millionaire” decided to cast Greg as star of their show, Molly was not surprised. “He grew up and was born here. He will be on this coming Thursday, and it’s an hourlong program,” Greg Haerr (right) and his brother Paul flank a young man in a wheelchair. Is he Molly said. “They show pictures of the recipient of Greg’s $100,000 gift on tonight’s TV show “Secret Millionaire”? where they live and everything, and then they take them to an tors, a producer, a director and a ran into many deserving groups. soundman, but Greg wasn’t But a “couple of folks” who ran undisclosed location.” Fox Studios borrowed the theme allowed to speak to the people teen organizations plucked at his heartstrings. from the United Kingdom. A mil- around him, he said. Greg posed as a poor man. But “The director told people they lionaire dresses up like a vagrant and walks an undesirable neigh- were filming a documentary of me with less than $50, Greg said his borhood for a week searching for moving to Las Vegas,” Greg said. “I mood darkened so he called his people worthy of a charitable con- had a secret mission. I had to live in brother, Paul Haerr — a La Jolla poverty … In contractor — for moral support. tribution. that week, I’m Paul flew to Greg’s side, offering RDF/UK Prorunning around assistance. But “Secret” producers ductions co-prolooking for folks, did not offer Paul a hotel, Greg duces the show. and at the end said. “It’s a reality “We ended up sleeping together of the week, I show about peoreveal who I am on one mattress in a hotel room,” ple who normaland give them a Greg said. “Paul helped me a lot. ly live lavish He advised me … I was getting large check.” lifestyles. They Greg thought pretty depressed. You kind of start leave their about his mis- falling apart a little bit. It was nice belongings sion and who he to have a family member to lean behind and are GREG HAERR would award on.” sent to an “SECRET MILLIONAIRE” Greg said eating on a reduced $100,000, he impoverished budget ultimately altered his mood, said. neighborhood,” “My belief was to help as many although interacting with all types Greg said. A film crew arrived at Greg’s people as possible [rather] than of people was an enlightening doorstep, took his belongings and one person down on their luck,” experience. “It was hard but I’d do it again gave him $47 and a bus ticket to Greg said. During his mission, Greg entered because the mission was a worthy Las Vegas, he said. Greg arrived in Vegas with two community centers searching for mission,” Greg said. “It’s a charity pairs of pants, three pairs of under- residents helping less fortunate at the end of the day.” “Secret Millionaire” airs on Fox wear, two shirts and $47 for the people. Although he couldn’t reveal week, he said. The crew following who or what organization he chose Channel 5 today, Dec. 18, at 8 p.m. him included three camera opera- for the $100,000 prize, he said he For info, visit ■

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PHOTO CONTEST Sponsored by La Jolla Resident Category e are excited to present the 2008 winners of the La Jolla Village News Photo Contest sponsored by Nelson Photo. The contest was open to students from La Jolla High School and The Bishop’s School within one category and the residents of the community of La Jolla within a second category. The theme was “A Day in La Jolla in November.” We thank all of those who entered the contest and commend all of you for the beautiful submissions.


Thank you also to the judges for their time selecting the winners. Michael Spengler Studio M Photography (858) 454-0331

Mark Frapwell Mark Frapwell Photography (858) 964-8989

Maurice Roy Maurice Roy Photography (858) 454-6918

Paul Hansen La Jolla Village News (858) 270-3103

High School Category

First Place – Dayne Krey “Windy Mood of Windansea Beach” First Place – Briana Jones “La Jolla Beach & Tennis Palm Trees” La Jolla High School - Grade 11 Mr. Friberg

Prize: Minox Digital Classic Camera Leica M3 5MP

Prize: Pentax Optio A30 digital camera Bonus: 2hr seminar w/ Studio M

Second Place – Brittany Crowe “La Jolla Cove” La Jolla High School - Grade 11 Mr. Friberg

Second Place – Kathy Hatch “Eucalyptus Grove and Fog” Prize: Delkin Digital SLR Sensor Cleaning Kit

Prize: Delkin MP3 w/ 2GB SD memory card Bonus: 2hr seminar w/Studio M

Third Place – Caitlin Turner “Wuthering Giant” La Jolla High School - Grade 11 Mr. Friberg Prize: $50 Nelson Photo Online Photofinishing Gift Certificate Bonus: 2hr seminar w/Studio M

Third Place – David Edwards “A Rock Just South of Windansea Beach” Prize: $50 Nelson Photo Gift Certificate





includes not just what’s new to the experts in a field but what’s new to me. I am constantly wowed by the ocean’s diverse life and the myriad ways species cope with their adverse world in hopes of coming out of the battle victorious. Over time, I fit together bits and pieces of my ongoing observations as a way to personalize for myself how sea lifeforms connect to each other, to their environment, to the terrestrial world and to me. It is a continuing process wherein insights often spring to mind long after I’m out of the water. For example, I’m amazed how a garibaldi fish builds and grooms a nest; it is not altogether unlike the nest building of birds, demonstrating that on land or in the sea, nature has similarly addressed and adapted to the need of a species to signal a nest site to the appropriate partner. I marvel at the way an octopus matches color and texture to rock, sand or whatever it alights on, much as a chameleon mimics its background. The black-eyed goby fish, a loner virtually all the time, briefly pairs up with a mate for reproductive purposes, then each goes its own way. The solitary panda can relate. And a school of fish, like a herd or flock of animals on land, similarly bands


The two-spot octopus (Octopus bimaculatus) disappears into its background not An unidentified red algal epiphyte (above) grows embedded on a strand of unlike the chameleon, a lizard found on land. Having trouble seeing it? Look for brown algae. The garibaldi (Hypsypops rubicundus, below) builds, then guards, © 2008 JUDITH LEA GARFIELD a nest of yellow eggs within his territory. Like birds on land, the same nesting the black eye slit near the middle of the picture. area is used each year.

together for individual protection and ease of finding a mate. Unfortunately, society in general still thinks the environment ends at the shoreline. We need a sea change in people’s thinking, understanding and assumptions about our blue marble world. While interest and concern about the value of nature and the environment in general has become a partisan issue, no one need be ashamed of being curious and supportive of nature. I suggest that this is what we have brains for and that the greatest insult to nature — and to ourselves — is to be indifferent to or uncaring about the natural

... the greatest insult to nature — and to ourselves — is to be indifferent or uncaring about the natural world.

world. After all, on the most basic level, we all breathe the same air, drink the same water and, hopefully, want to leave a legacy to future generations of which we can be proud. All life exists for reasons we don’t yet know, which is reason enough to protect what we have. Humans, only one link in the mysterious web of life, have a moral obligation to repair and preserve the ocean environment, not only for our survival but because it adds much intrinsic interest and beauty to our lives. The more we understand about the ocean, the deeper we will understand ourselves and our role on Earth. Become an emissary for the ocean in 2009 by investing a bit of time into exploring and learning about the inner workings of the ocean world, then share your knowledge and enthusiasm with others. Maybe you will discover a new species,

but if not, you are guaranteed to be satisfied making discoveries that are new to you. Happy Blue Year! — Judith Lea Garfield, biologist and underwater photogra-

pher, has authored two natural history books about the underwater park off La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores. www.judith.gar Questions, comments or suggestions? Email ■

’Twas the week before Christmas ’Twas the week before Christmas And all ’round the town Not a Buyer was buying... Not one could be found!

Sunbeams off Mercedes Lined in a row Gave the luster of mid-day To cars that cost dough!

The listings were all snug In their folders with care In hopes that Saint Buyer Soon would be there.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear But a shiny Rolls Royce And a driver with cheer.

Ma in her business suit, I with valise Had just settled down To draw up a lease…

Sell Nipoma Place he shouted with glee And a true Seller he was; no mere amateur was he.

When out in the street There ’rose such a clatter I sprang from my chair To see what was the matter.

And we heard him exclaim as he Rolls-ed out of sight “Merry Christmas Klatt Realty… And to all a good night!”

Away to the door I flew like a flash, Raced outside expecting a crash




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‘Day the Earth Stood Still’ again BY JAMES COLT HARRISON | VILLAGE NEWS

What is more “Hollywood” than to remake a classic from 50 years ago and jazz it up? The reason Robert Wise’s small black-and-white 1951 film was a classic was its simplicity. Languidly sexual Patricia Neal played a devoted mother in the original, and British actor Michael Rennie played Klaatu, the alien from outer space. The special effects were rather quaint and rudimentary. The space ship was the popular “flying saucer” of the day. There were a few flashing lights to spook you. The budget? About $4.98. Rocket forward a half-century and we have Keanu Reeves, an alleged graduate of the Wooden Indian School of Acting, perfectly cast as the emotionless, humorless Klaatu. He arrives on Earth in what looks like a disco speedball, spinning and glowing with swirling lights. Now, that kind of arrival might make anybody dizzy and stupefied, which probably explains Reeves’ look of confusion and glazed-eyes comportment. This man has never smiled in any of his pictures, but that adds to his interpretation of an alien swathed in a skin-tight, sticky, Silly Putty-style space suit zooming at quadruple the speed of light through space. I hope he wasn’t flying economy, but that could explain his look of chronic constipation. Big studio 20th Century Fox (which made the original simple film) has decided to up the ante on the budget and probably mortgaged the sound stages to get this new version made. The honchos spared no money, no special effects and no talent, assembling a fine cast and crew to pull off this marvelous new film. Klaatu arrives, is captured by the government to study and is helped by the beautiful astrobiologist Dr. Helen Benson (Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly) and her stepson Jacob (Jaden Smith). The secretary of defense (a marvelous Kathy Bates) is at first wary of the alien and wants to control him. But she wavers as she learns his reason for coming to Earth. You see, he’s here to save the Earth, but he wants to save it from humans. His original intention was to wipe out all humans and save the animals, plants and protozoas. Human beings have polluted the world and don’t deserve to survive. But do they? Keanu/Klaatu analyzes the situation and sees the good


Astrobiologist Dr. Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) has a chance to save the day in the new remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”

side of people through his observation of Connelly and her loving relationship with Jacob. Alas, is it too late after the process of destruction is begun by the Mother Ship? Amazingly, the sentiments expressed in the Wise film in 1951 seem to apply to today’s concerns. “In re-imagining this picture, we had an opportunity to capture a real kind of angst that people are living with today, a very present concern that the way we are living may have disastrous consequences for the planet,” Reeves said. “I feel this movie is responding to those anxieties. It’s holding a mirror up to our relationship with nature and asking us to look at our impact on the planet, for the survival of our species and others.” This can truly be called the first “green” movie! Director Scott Derrickson (“The Exorcism of Emily Rose”) worked closely with production designer David Brisbin (“Drugstore Cowboy,” “My Own Private Idaho”) and director of photography David Tattersall (“Star Wars” trilogy, “Lara Croft”) to design the look of the film. “We wanted to make a film that had a stylish look and a distinctive quality in terms of color, lighting and set design, but we didn’t want to push the boundaries of reality too far,” Derrickson said. “The film is expressionistic and stylish, but we tried to root it in reality so that you don’t feel as though you are watching a comic book movie or graphic novel movie.” Naturally, a science fiction film usually relies on computer-gen-

erated special effects. However, Derrickson wanted to have the CGI effects support, and not overwhelm, the narrative. “I don’t think that modern audiences are craving more in terms of CGI effects; they’re craving something that feels real and sparks their imagination,” he said. The film is not one of those scary science fiction monster movies. It is an intelligent look at what might happen if another civilization came to the Earth and how we might react. Will we be welcoming and inquisitive or will we resort to our warlike tendencies, as is shown in the movie? We have a chance; will we take it? 20th Century Fox. ■


This glowing orb brings alien Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) to Earth to save it from the destructive human species in the remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”




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These living wreaths made of succulents by Brien Prescott and Jody McFarland are festive and colorful.


and produce larger sizes of 12-, 14- and 16-inch wreaths. They joined the San Diego Succulent Club and redesigned their backyard haven. “It’s therapeutic. It grounds me,” Prescott said of digging in the soil. “It’s like making a work of art and pasting in the right color of plant.” The living wreaths are not the typical holiday wreath — although they can be hung on the door, they prefer to be misted daily and lie flat as a centerpiece on the table. Another big difference between a succulent living wreath and the usual holiday

wreath is that the succulents are bedded in dirt and moss, so they are constantly growing and changing, Prescott said. Creating the wreaths is a way for Prescott and McFarland to unwind after busy workdays. Prescott has been the funeral director in Ocean Beach since January and has been in the funeral business for five years. In a tense world of helping others cope with grief and loss, Prescott has the same resilient and friendly attitude as the succulents he nurtures. The time spent in the garden is “like a reading a book,” he said. “Worries disappear and nothing can interfere.” He also balances his days as an avid motorcyclist, camper, rock climber and former off-road bicy-

cle racer. Like the active outdoor hobbies he pursues, gardening and the wreath-making process become effortless, he said, “like painting or building a model. You see it coming into its true image and time stands still.” Unlike evergreens, succulent wreaths come in a range of colors, naturally, without bulbs and ornaments and tinsel. The succulents that Prescott uses range in color from orange and red to blue and green, and the textures have “lots of character,” he said. The magic of the living wreath is that it can be taken apart and replanted, he said. “It’s recyclable and ever-changing.” For further information, call (619) 223-8100 or visit ■

On behalf of the La Jolla Town Council Thank you for making possible the La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival 2008 Volunteers donate countless hours to make the Parade happen. It starts in the summer and finishes with what you see on Parade Day. Many thanks to the volunteers: Parade Committee Volunteers: Chairs: George Dewhurst & Pancho Dewhurst Parade Administration: Darcy Ashley Parade Day Coordinator: Mike Carlin Cynthia Adams-Carlin, Trenton Bonner, Charleen Boyl, Carol Burchard, Gary Bulfer, John Donaldson, Gail Forbes, Sally Fuller, Cristull Hasson, Warren Heenan, Craig Koontz, Dave Irwin, Ann Kerr-Bache, Dan Keyes, Lydia McNeil, Lance Pelky, Annette Ritchie-Buis, Dick Russell, Lee Sandvick, J.R. Sullivan

Parade Day Volunteers: Elena Amble, John Beaver, Trish Boaz, Anne Cleveland, Bob Collins, Clair Coon, Dan Courtney, Malcolm Davies, Mike Forbes, Bonnie Hannerman , Steve Haskins, John Heenan, Louise Heenan , Cindy Hoye, Ron Jones, Steph Kelner, Peter Martin, Carol & Ed Parrish, Glen Rasmussen, Jane Rhein, Emily Shen, Cindy Thorsen, Ina VonBer

Toastmasters Announcers: Craig Koontz, Janae and Russell Ali, Kristine Doan, Jennifer Farr-Jones, Jeff Hermanson, Sue MacDonald, Barbara McMikle, Scott Sabul, Lee Sandvick, Teresea Shanahan, Larry Stone, Shelly Suppes, Ed Ward, Dave Yappo

Festival Volunteers: Felicia Parker, Trenton Bonner, Mary Coakley, Pancho Dewhurst, Egon Kafka, Mike Morton, Jim Poirier, Ted Rutter, Jackie Schulz, Jade Schulz Plus members of Kiwanis of La Jolla, La Jolla Rotary & La Jolla Sunrise Rotary.

Sponsors & Contributors: The community rallied behind the parade- we want to thank the following individuals, businesses and groups for their support: Clem* and Dia Abrams, Crisara and Clinton, La Valencia Hotel- Proudly Serving La Jolla since 1926, Virene Dewhurst & Family, Website Sponsor: Dr. Seuss Foundation- Audrey Geisel Festival Sponsor: Kiwanis of La Jolla Information Booth Sponsor: White Sands of La Jolla Banner Underwriters: Allison-Zongker, Norman Blumenthal, Robert A. Collins Company

Band Sponsors: Bowers Jewelers, Park La Jolla Apartments, Schuler Family Foundation, La Jolla Savers & Mortgage Fund- “In memory of Byron B. Webb Jr.”

Float Sponsors: Adelaide’s Florist and Decorators, Gail Ann Forbes, Steve Haskins & Associates, La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, La Jolla Bank, La Jolla Foundation, Inc.

Parade Sponsor: Francesca Drago, La Jolla Rotary Foundation, La Jolla Sunrise Rotary Club, La Jolla Womans Club, La Jolla Village Lodge, La Jolla Youth Soccer, Lee Sandvick, Stinemates Family Trust

Santa’s Helpers: George and Darcy Ashley, John and Rosina Beaver, Roger Benson, Capital Growth Properties, Corrente Properties, John Donaldson, Bob and Kathleen Draper, John & Mary-Ellen Drummond, Everett Stunz, James and Daisy Fitzgerald, Cristull Hasson, La Jolla Insurance Services, Said and Roswitha Marouf, Walter and Ruth Matranga, Medical Building 7300 Girard, Pacifica Companies, Ed and Carolyn Parrish, Ellen C. Revelle, Annette Ritchie Buis and Terry Buis, Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, Nancy Schanzlin, Scott W. Gillen Painting, Inc., Sushi on the Rock, Cindy Thorsen, Trilogy Real Estate Management, Uplift, Warwick’s, Herman and Irene Wetsman, John and Saundra Whalen, Floyd and Sybil Wilkins, Willis Allen Real Estate

Parade Donors: Dan Courtney, Everette Stunz, French Gourmet, Craig Koontz, Richard D. Mullen, La Jolla Bird Rock Realtors/ Linda Dana, Sierra Mar Properties/ Susan Johnson, J.R. Sullivan Real Estate, Ed Ward, Margot M. Washburn, H. Norman Watkins, Jim & Adelaide Woodward

In kind contributions: La Jolla Village News-Parade Program, GDC Construction- Santa’s Chair & decorations, La Jolla Nurses Homecare- nurses at event, La Jolla Parks & Rec. Inc.- opening facility & staff, jumpey & face painter, La Jolla Photo & Imaging- creation of the map & poster & photos with Santa, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus- 34 Choristers at Festival, Luke Daniels Band, Pinky’s Printing- discount, Platinum Party Rentals- discount, San Diego Medical Services- 2 EMTS, Sunrise Rotary & GDC Construction- tree decoration, Village Gifts & Engraving- discount

Festival Food: Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, Burgundy, Extreme Pizza, Sammys Woodfired Pizza, Sushi on the Rock, Vigiluccis, La Jolla Rotary, Sunrise Rotary

Thanks to the following businesses for the use of their parking lots on Parade Day: Bank of America, Union Bank, US Bank, Von’s- back lot, Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo *A special thanks to Clem Abrams- who, when the call went out that the Parade was in jeopardy, came into the office and made the contribution that made it possible to hire all the suppliers needed in time for Parade Day!





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La Jolla Village News December 18, 2008  

La Jolla Village News December 18, 2008

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