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FACES IN THE CROWD MG KRISTIAN(Z)

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THE BOY AND GIRL SCOUTS OF CARLSBAD

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COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER NANCY KEMP

LOCAL FAMILY THE SCHARBARTH FAMILY IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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SCOUT’S HONOR

The Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs have been building courage, confidence, and character in young people for over 100 years. We speak with the Boy Scouts Pacific Coast District Chairman Stewart Walton and the Girl Scouts Carlsbad Service Unit Manager Penny Halverson about the ways these programs build leadership skills and foster a sense of community for the youth of Carlsbad.

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KIDS’ FILM FESTIVAL

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THE TOE TAPPERS

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CARLSBAD WISH KIDS

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HOME TIPS HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS

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LA COSTA FILM FESTIVAL

STUDENT STAR CLAIRE FERNANDEZ YOUR NEIGHBOR’S RECIPE LAURA’S FAMOUS GUACAMOLE

CARLSBAD MUSIC FESTIVAL SWIMMING FOR A FRESH START FROM THE DENTIST ELEVATED SMILES CARLSBAD PARKS & RECREATION SCRIPPS HEALTH A PASSION FOR BROADCAST JOURNALISM SURF CLUB PROGRAM IN OUR OWN BACKYARD SAN DIEGO PUMPKIN PATCHES

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:::: FROM THE PUBLISHER

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Publisher Derrick Breaux Creative Director Tyler McElhaney Editor Sarabeth McElhaney editor@zcodemedia.com

Fall is in the Air

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’m typically a summer guy. I like the warm weather. I like spending time out in the boat. There are the beaches, the parks, hiking, kids are out of school – it’s all good. Summer is usually my favorite time of the year. So why have I spent the last several weeks daydreaming about the arrival of fall? Quite frankly, because it’s been HOT! I guess I’m getting old. Or perhaps I’ve simply turned into a Southern California fair-weather person. Anyone that is close to me knows that I love to wear my shorts and T-shirts. In fact, that is my work attire more days than not. But let’s face it – the August heat has been ridiculous to say the least. The idea of getting back to our 72 degree average daily forecast – along with chilly nights – is quite appealing to me. I can barely wait. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that our kids are now back in school, and our home is getting back into a more realistic schedule with predictable routines. There is a simple feeling of relief that I get knowing that our kids are hard at work in the classroom and not constantly being shuttled around between play dates, camps, and sleepovers. Oh, and the retirement (for the most part) of the repetitive “I’m bored” phrase – gone! Strange how that happens. And did I mention football? Isn’t fall synonymous with football? The temperature cools down for the players on the gridiron – having played many years of football growing up, this must be by design. Derrick Breaux Whether you are a local high school football fan, a college fan, or Publisher a professional football fan, you can’t deny the excitement of the season. Fall is almost here, I’m ready for it. We have some great things planned for the magazine over the next few issues. Be on the lookout for some additional departments and special sections within the pages of 92009 – all designed with you in mind. Thanks for your continued support. Don’t be a stranger. We always welcome feedback, photo submissions, article recommendations, and new ideas. It’s a community thing! All the best, Derrick Breaux, Publisher

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SAVING THE OCEAN

Since its founding in 2013, the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project has helped connect its community with the ocean by funding programs and providing hands-on services. We speak with President Bob Nichols about the inspiration behind the project.

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FOSTERING THE LOVE

Longtime Encinitas resident Sally Foster tackles lagoon conservation and life learning through her volunteer work with the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

San Dieguito Academy graduate Haile Brant is spreading her wings but embracing her Encinitas roots while away from home at college.

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DEL • SOL MAGAZINE A GARDEN OASIS

Del Sol Magazine chats with San Diego Botanic Garden President and CEO Julian Duval and other members of the Garden’s team about their efforts to provide education and fun for their guests.

DEL MAR DO-GOODERS

Betty Wheeler and Donna Shaw help to keep Del Mar unique through their work with the Del Mar Foundation.

ASKING THE HARD QUESTIONS

Craig Young and Melissa Collins-Porter team up to create Aging Out, a documentary about improving the lives of adults with autism.

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Mt. Carmel High School and Westview High School are helping local students find their voice, gain confidence, and become skilled artists and actors through their hands-on theater programs and student-run productions. We find out what makes these programs special.

92130 Magazine talks with President and CEO Julian Duval and other members of the San Diego Botanic Garden’s team in order to gain insight on the work they do to connect people with nature.

92011 MAGAZINE SCOUT’S HONOR The Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs have been building courage, confidence, and character in young people for over 100 years. We speak with the Boy Scouts Pacific Coast District Chairman Stewart Walton and the Girl Scouts Carlsbad Service Unit Manager Penny Halverson about the ways these programs build skills for life and leadership in the youth of Carlsbad.

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92127 MAGAZINE STARS ON THE COURT The Rancho Bernardo Youth Basketball League fosters a tremendous sense of community while giving local boys and girls the opportunity to learn new skills, build confidence, and have fun on the court. Read along to learn more from our conversation with RBYBL Board Member Matt Farmer.

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:::: COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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OCTOBER OCT. 1 – 31

NOV. 14

Free admission to over 40 museums in San Diego County for ages 12 and under Download a free voucher from the SDMC website www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org

Local crafters’ exhibits and handmade items from home decor to baby items 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | St. Elizabeth Seton Church www.seschurch.org

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OCT. 3

33RD ANNUAL CARLSBAD ROTARY OKTOBERFEST Family fun including live entertainment, german food, and ice cold beverages Tickets: $12 pre-sale, $15 at the door 12 – 10 p.m. | Holiday Park www.rotaryoktoberfest.org

OCT. 12

COLUMBUS DAY

OCT. 17

“FLY ME TO THE MOON” 34th Annual Gala to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad 6 p.m. | Omni La Costa Resort & Spa www.bgccarlsbad.org

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Two scary days of fun with La Costa Meadows Elementary School, including carnival rides, haunted house, games, and more Friday: 5:30 – 9 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. www.lacostameadowselementary.org

OCT. 17

CALIFORNIA-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP Landscape training class on the use of drought-tolerant plants Pre-register with Mario Remillard at 760-438-2722, ext. 7153 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Carlsbad Municipal Water District www.carlsbadca.gov

OCT. 31

ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR

NOV. 15

VETTES FOR VETERANS Corvette car show to raise money for Semper Fi Foundation and Paralyzed Veterans of America Cal-Diego Free to the public; $35 to register a Corvette 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | TGI Friday’s Carlsbad www.northcoastvettes.org

WEDNESDAYS

STATE STREET FARMERS’ MARKET 3 – 7 p.m. | State St. www.carlsbad-village.com/events

4TH THURSDAYS

CRUISING THE ART SCENE with Carlsbad Oceanside Art League An evening of art, music, and fun 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Village Faire www.cruisingtheartscene.com

1ST FRIDAYS

THE CARLSBAD GARDEN CLUB 1 p.m. | Dove Library www.carlsbadgardenclub.com

NOV. 18

2ND FRIDAYS

Special advanced screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Tickets: $20 while supplies last; registration required 5 p.m. | Westfield Carlsbad Mall For more information call 760-602-7527

A free hour-long yoga class followed by a community potluck 7:30 p.m. | Carlsbad Village Yoga & Fitness Co-Op www.carlsbadvillageyoga.com

NOV. 26

9 – 10 a.m. | Aqua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation www.lagoon.aguahedionda.org

EPIC TEEN NIGHTS: MOVIES IN THE PARK

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ONGOING EVENTS MONDAYS

WRITERS GROUP 9 – 11 a.m. | Carlsbad Senior Center www.carlsbadca.gov

1ST WEDNESDAYS

CARLSBAD NEWCOMERS CLUB Meeting begins with half hour of social time followed by guest speaker 10 – 11:30 a.m. | Heritage Hall at Magee Park www.carlsbadnewcomers.org

HALLOWEEN

NOVEMBER NOV. 7

EPIC TEEN NIGHTS: MOVIES IN THE PARK Bring a chair or a blanket for a free viewing of the movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 4 – 9 p.m. | Pine Avenue Community Park

LC35AC’S 5TH ANNUAL CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT All proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad Doors open 5 p.m. Tournament start 6:30 p.m. BGCC Bressi Ranch Clubhouse www.bgccarlsbad.org

NOV. 11

VETERANS DAY

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2ND SATURDAYS

BIRD WALK WITH JORDAN AHLE

3RD SATURDAYS

MONTHLY SATURDAY TRAIL VOLUNTEER EVENTS See website for trail locations and times www.carlsbadca.gov/trails

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he San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival (SDIKFF) took place at the Carlsbad City Library and other locations throughout San Diego in late August. Attendees had the opportunity to view 102 unique films from 24 countries ranging from features to short films to documentaries to animation. Industry panels and workshops, hosted film receptions and galas, and a cultural fashion show were also available for guests to enjoy. Director of SDIKFF Lynn Tang shared, “The screenings and events at this year’s festival were, as always, promoting the idea of entertainment with education. This collaboration has proven to be an effective way for filmmaking communities to inspire and learn from each other.” To learn more about the festival or to see a full list of the featured films and festival award winners visit www.sdkidsfilms.org. ¢

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:::: SPORTS REGISTRATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS BADMINTON OPEN PLAY BADMINTON Admission: $3 Schedule subject to change Sundays Adults: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Families: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Stagecoach Community Park www.carlsbadca.gov

BASKETBALL ADULT OPEN PLAY BASKETBALL Schedule subject to change at any time Admission: $3 Saturday: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Sunday: 1:45 – 4:30 p.m. Stagecoach Community Center www.carlsbadca.gov

HIKING OPEN HIKE AT BATIQUITOS LAGOON Trail guides available at Nature Center or bulletin boards at each trailhead www.batiquitoslagoon.org

SKATEBOARDING COACH COOPERS’ SKATE CAMPS USA Oct. 13 – Nov. 17 Learn basic skateboarding skills and safety tips 4 – 5 p.m. | Alga Norte Skate Park www.carlsbadconnect.org

RUNNING CARLSBAD MARATHON & HALF MARATHON REGISTRATION OPEN Register online at www.carlsbadmarathon.com For more information email info@inmotionevents.com

SUPER HERO OBSTACLE RACE Oct. 3 Defeat villians while navigating through 20 obstacles such as inflatable mazes and slides, tight ropes, and tunnels Cost: $30 per person 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Alga Norte Community Park www.carlsbadconnect.org

TENNIS CARLSBAD CLASSIC Featuring top-ranked WTA players and new rising stars Nov. 21 – 29 Cost: $15 and up Qualifying rounds begin 10 a.m. | Park Hyatt Aviara Resort www.cldclassic.com

JUNIORS BEG./INT. TENNIS (AGES 8-14) Oct. 27 – Dec. 8 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Alga Norte Tennis Court #3 www.carlsbadconnect.org

SWIMMING OPEN RECREATIONAL SWIM Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Alga Norte Aquatic Center wwww.carlsbadca.gov

PUMPKIN PLUNGE Oct. 17 Enjoy other fun and spooky activities including diving for treasures, collecting bones, catching mutant fish, and more Cost: $8 per person 5 – 9 p.m. | Alga Norte Aquatic Center www.carlsbadca.gov

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OUR 25TH YEAR, AND WE’RE WAY OUT FRONT. The Grauer School is celebrating 25 years as a leader in Grades 7-12 small school education. We know that a large, regimented school can too easily imprison a young mind. A small one can free it for exploration and discovery. In the end, this is what every parent wants for his or her child. In 2015, Grauer’s 27 seniors have been accepted to 95% of the colleges to which they applied. They’ve amassed $6.9 million in scholarship offers. And they’ve loved coming to school each day. Pay us a visit. See if our learning environment is right for your college-bound child. At 25, we can say with confidence that our small school culture puts us way out front. WWWGRAUERSCHOOLCOM|

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The Toe Tappers

LOCAL DANCE ENSEMBLE BRINGS JOY TO CARLSBAD

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ith performances such as their recent appearance at Carlsbad by the Sea’s “Roaring ‘20s” event, the local dance troupe The Toe Tappers, made up of eight tap-dancing seniors, strives to bring entertainment to the communities of North County. The group started over 30 years ago in an exercise class at a senior mobile home community. Their manager Fran explained, “Some of the members were dancers and it didn’t take long before they kicked up their boring exercise class to include tap dance, and then costumes, and then performances.” While the original members of The Toe Tappers are retired, the current dancers carry on their legacy with exciting choreography and dazzling costumes. Fran continued, “Our mission is to bring joyous entertainment to our audiences. My best memory was a holiday performance at a retirement community. Seated in the front

row was an elderly lady in a wheelchair – she smiled and danced in her chair the whole time. When I greeted her after the show she just smiled and patted my hand, but her daughter told me that the lady had owned a dance studio for years and had been a fabulous dancer. She was 101 years old! We dance for people like her.” With additional help from their

two emcees Bernie and Bob, their two music technicians Roger and Ken, and their talented web designer Ivy Hall, the Toe Tappers are always ready to share their love for dance. In addition, the group is open to new members with dance experience who are 55 to 74 years old. For more information visit www.toetappers.org. ¢

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Riding& Writing Student Star Claire Fernandez Combines Her Two Great Loves – Now and For Her Future by KELLEY GUSICH | photo by Samantha Gleaton Photography

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orn and raised in Carlsbad, Claire Fernandez adores her life there with parents, three rabbits, and a dog. Thirteen-yearold Claire attends a combination of Dehesa Charter and her Family Christian Cooperative School, which gives her a lot of extra time to study and pursue her great loves of horseback riding, surfing, French, and 4-H activities. The Olivenhain 4-H has been her service organization for the past four years. Last year she was Sargent at Arms, and this year she’ll be the Community Service Leader for her group. “Olivenhain Valley does a great deal of service projects in San Diego and our club is great about donating time and energy to helping in our community and giving back,” Claire explained. “We all realize how lucky we are.” Her favorite group within 4-H is the speech and presentation group, for which she is the junior leader. They learn many techniques and fun games, and put their practice to the test in statewide competitions. “For the last four years I have competed in the 4-H speech and presentation

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competition and have made it up to UC Davis for the speech finals three times!” she smiled. She and her friends Sissy Sugarman, Katy Knoreck, and Gage Tanzman won a total of nine gold medals from the UC Davis competition. She and Sissy even took first place in the San Diego County’s Oratorical Contest with their speech promoting the theme "Wonders of the World." When she isn’t busy wowing others with her oratorical flair, Claire rides horses and surfs. She’s been riding horses since starting with little pony rides at age five, and she is now leasing a horse named Casper. “I really like dressage,” Claire said. “My dad and I love to trail ride through Olivenhain.” She started surf camps HER FAVORITE SCHOOL and lessons a few years ago. SUBJECTS OF WRITING Her favorite school subjects of writing and science are reflected AND SCIENCE ARE in life, because she hopes to be an author and a veterinarian. “I REFLECTED IN LIFE, like to write about animals,” Claire BECAUSE SHE HOPES relayed, “I have a website and blog where I write regularly and post TO BE AN AUTHOR pictures of my pets.” Claire has a good start toward AND A VETERINARIAN. authorship, winning two writing contests this year. “One was at the San Diego Fair – I won best in show and the donated cash award. The other was a student writing contest for Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in Michigan,” she shared. “I took second place.” 

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Chef: Laura Jucha Family: Husband – Myron, Daughters – Allie (23) and Keri (19) Community: Sonata for 20 years Hobbies/Interests: Photography, hiking Favorite Local Activity: Taking my camera to the Carlsbad Flower Fields About the Recipe: My 19-year-old daughter and her friends started requesting this recipe a lot during high school and it continued when she came home from college. I didn’t realize they all liked it so much and talked about it. The pineapple happened by mistake but everyone loved it so we kept it in! It’s the first thing my daughter asks me to make when she comes home from Indiana University. About the Chef: After being a mortgage broker for 25 years, I now work in the family business which my husband runs. Over the past 25 years we have also employed my mother-in-law and now my daughter. I am the Director of Finance for Brooks Jucha and Associates. We provide employee benefits including health insurance for individuals and companies. I love to travel, hike, and walk on the beach. If I can take my camera with me it’s a bonus. I enjoy volunteering and loved being a soccer mom for many years. We have lived in Carlsbad for over 20 years and love it. We would never live anywhere else. ¢


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:::: FACES IN THE CROWD

GETTING LIVES BACK ON TRACK MG Kristian is Helping to Ensure Second Chances for Everyone by LIZ ONUFER | photo by Samantha Gleaton Photography

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G Kristian is quick to acknowledge that we, as humans, all make mistakes. But living by her mom’s axiom, “There but by the grace of God go I,” she has a perspective that looks past the poor decisions and into the possibilities of the future. As a board member for Second Chance and a human resources professional, this Carlsbad resident is helping people to get their lives back on track. “We can all think back to moments when we did stupid things or took crazy risks and thankfully for most of us it didn’t impact our lives forever. But for some it does,” MG acknowledged. This is where Second Chance steps in. The nonprofit organization, she explained, “creates opportunities for people to transform their own lives through programs that provide job readiness and life skills training, job placement, behavioral health and prisoner re-entry services, as well as relapse prevention and sober-living housing for adults and youth in need.” MG’s personal experience helps to inform her role on the board. “I’ve always been of the opinion that if I can be successful, anyone can – and I wanted to have the opportunity to share the secrets of my success. Coming from a working class family where the girls were not encouraged to pursue professional careers, I managed to figure out how to break through,” she acknowledged. Today, in addition to her board commitment at Second Chance, MG works as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Mitchell International in San Diego. MG and her husband Bill, both native New Yorkers, relocated to Carlsbad 10 years ago. The area’s beaches, coastal breezes, resorts, trail system, and fresh produce were all a major appeal. As amateur chefs, they enjoy the availability of fresh local ingredients and love hosting dinner parties with well-thought-out wine and food pairings. According to MG, Second Chance will be hosting their own event on Oct. 3 at Qualcomm Hall. The event will feature Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, and will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The money raised will benefit Second Chance and ensure yearround support for adults and youth to create self-sufficiency and, ultimately, a better future. “What we do is restore lives, strengthen communities, and put people back to work. It’s hard work, and it is extremely rewarding,” she acknowledged. For more information visit www.secondchanceprogram.org. 

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MG Kristian Carlsbad Married to Bill Payne; two children – Stephen and Melissa Second Chance, planning and hosting dinner parties, gardening, interior design, golf, and swimming Rancho Carrillo trails, driving along Carlsbad Blvd., Pelly’s Fish Market, Tip Top Meats, Linda’s Gifts, the Carlsbad Flower Fields


Special Wishes

COMMUNITY SUPPORT BRINGS HOPE AND HAPPINESS TO CARLSBAD WISH KIDS

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wo Carlsbad Make-A-Wish kids recently saw their wishes come true with help from the San Diego Make-A-Wish Foundation, community volunteers, and the support of local businesses. Carlsbadbased spine technology company Spinal Elements, Inc. teamed up with The MakeA-Wish Foundation to grant a special wish to five-year-old Angelina, who has Stage 3 neuroblastoma. After a hero-themed ceremony and ice cream party celebration in mid-August, Angelina headed off to Hawaii with her family to Disney’s Aulani resort for a vacation of swimming, surfing, hula dancing, and even a snorkel cruise. A result of Spinal Elements’ Hero Allograft program, this is the fourth local wish send-off party that the company has hosted to date. President of Spinal Elements Jason Blain said, “We are thrilled to be able to sponsor wishes for Wish Kids like Angelina. More people knowing about Hero Allograft and the more doctors, hospitals, and surgeons who use it means that more wishes are coming true for San Diego children.” Reagan, a 14-year-old with Crohn’s Disease, recently received an organic backyard makeover. Reagan has many dietary restrictions but

will now be able to grow his own organic fruit and vegetables and enjoy a peaceful garden setting in his own backyard. Over 50 community volunteers and generous donors from local landscape organizations contributed over 300 hours of manpower to create the backyard oasis that includes raised organic garden beds, a composter, tower plant garden and fruit trees, drought-resistant ground cover and landscape, and a custombuilt koi pond and fountain. Reagan helped to design the garden himself but didn’t see the final product until he returned home from his wish day at Balboa Park. For more information visit www.sandiego.wish.org. ¢

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The Scharbarth Family Focuses on Each Other and on Helping Women and Children in Need by JENNIFER FRAKES | photo by Samantha Gleaton Photography

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hrough tragedy and heartbreak, the Scharbarth family has never stopped supporting one another or striving to make a difference in the community. After the murder of their daughter Kathy, Ginny and Ryan, along with their two other children Melissa and Michael and Kathy’s daughter Madison, were the driving force behind the passage of California Assembly Bill AB2467. “On Sept. 24, 2012, Governor Brown signed the bill into law. It was named Kathy’s Law in hopes of keeping her memory alive and preventing similar tragedies in the future,” said Ginny. The family is now pouring themselves into Kathy’s Legacy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to reviving hope in the lives of victims of domestic violence. Kathy’s Legacy Foundation provides opportunities for Parents: Children: Community: Hometowns: Occupations: Favorite Places in 92009:

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Ryan and Ginny Scharbarth - married 41 years Kathy – deceased, Melissa, Michael, Madison – granddaughter Rancho Ponderosa Ryan – Encinitas; Ginny – Born in Ventura, raised in San Fernando Valley Ryan – Plumbing Contractor; Ginny – retired elementary school teacher and Co-Founder/Executive Director of Kathy’s Legacy Foundation Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad Lagoon, The Forum Carlsbad, Carlsbad State Beach, Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad Premium Outlets


normalcy by funding life events for children of domestic violence and is committed to meeting the basic yet critical needs of the children of domestic violence. “My mom and I conceptualized Kathy’s Legacy Foundation because we wanted to make a difference in the lives of others," explained Michael. "The Foundation provides tangible protection for victims of domestic violence and support for surviving children." Ginny, a former educator, serves as the executive director of the organization. The ultimate goal of Kathy’s Legacy Foundation is to open Kathy’s Village, a residential safe haven for women and children of domestic violence. Ginny encourages anyone who is interested in volunteering to visit www.kathyslegacy.org. The Scharbarth family has lived in Carlsbad for 37 years and according to Ginny, there’s nothing like living near the ocean in a community filled with friendly, laid-back people. Ryan is the owner of Signature Plumbing, a local plumbing company that specializes in new construction and remodels. Both Melissa and Michael settled in San Diego and have built careers in the local community. Melissa is a fourth grade teacher at Park Dale Lane Elementary School and Michael is the vice president of operations at GMSI in San Diego. Madison, a senior at Cathedral High School, has a part-time job at The Forum and is an active volunteer in the community. The family can often be found stand up paddle boarding in Carlsbad Lagoon, hiking at Batiquitos Lagoon, and shopping at The Forum, Carlsbad Village, and Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Regardless of the chosen activity, one thing is for certain – the Scharbarths will never stop loving and supporting one another. “Family is always first with us,” stated Ginny. 

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:::: COMMUNITY STUFF The Grauer School Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Grauer School recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with the grand opening of a new permanent campus building. The new addition more than doubled the classroom square footage and was intended to integrate an intimate open space that embraces the school’s topographical setting and develop highly innovative classrooms with the newest technology. The project took $4 milion dollars and just over 15 months to complete, though it was funded primarily through individual donations. Head of School Stuart Grauer said, “This new construction is extraordinary, but it’s what it houses that is most meaningful. Our real mission has never been to build a prominent set of high-profile buildings, but rather to create a permanent space for safety and imagination in thought and action. Both faculty and kids immediately took to it as a wonderland.” Students were welcomed to campus for the new school year in mid-August and an official ribbon cutting ceremony took place in early September. For more information visit www.grauerschool.com.

City of Carlsbad Offers Community Arts Grants

The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office invites applications for its annual Community Arts Grants program. The grants, which must be matched by money from other sources, will be awarded to nonprofit organizations, schools, and schoolrelated organizations for visual, media, literary, and performing arts projects taking place in Carlsbad in 2016. Projects must be within the categories of art projects or arts in schools. Art organizations located elsewhere within San Diego County are eligible, but funded activities must occur in Carlsbad. The grant application deadline is Oct. 30 and applicants will receive notification of awarded grants by December. City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Manager Vincent Kitch said, “The Community Arts Grants program supports schools as well as local nonprofits, providing cultural and artistic opportunities for all ages. The cultural arts contribute to our creative community and the high quality of life we enjoy in Carlsbad.” To learn more about applications and guidelines visit www.carlsbadca.gov/arts or call 760-434-2920.

29th Annual Halloween Carnival

La Costa Meadows Elementary School will be bringing the Carlsbad community a spooktacular way to get in the Halloween spirit with their 29th Annual Halloween Carnival on Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17. On Friday evening stop by from 5:30 to 9 p.m. to enjoy carnival rides and the ever-popular haunted house. The fun continues on Saturday afternoon from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with activities for the whole family including more carnival rides, inflatables, and another chance to enjoy a scary stroll through the haunted house. Other highlights will include games and prizes, food from local restaurants, a bake sale and chili cook-off, crafts, face painting, a cake walk, and much more. There will also be a raffle with prizes donated from local vendors and a silent auction with themed baskets. For more information visit www.lacostameadowselementary.org or email halloweencarnival.lcm@gmail.com.

CYB Team Goes to Pony World Series Championships

Green Transportation Choices

The SANDAG iCommute division, which helps reduce traffic and greenhouse gas emissions through commuter assistance and employer services, recently recognized 33 local employers for embracing and encouraging green transportation choices, including Carlsbad-based companies such as Dudek, Legoland California, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Sempra Energy was also recognized for their efforts. The 2015 iCommute Diamond Awards were granted during a special breakfast reception at SANDAG. The Diamond Awards program is based on a points system, and participating employers receive points based on employer involvement, Corporate Challenge participation, and shifts in employee commute choices. The program educates employers on how to promote and implement transport alternatives like carpooling, walking, biking, taking public transit options, telecommuting, or compressed workweek schedules. All of these options help reduce the number of cars on San Diego’s roads, contributing to a shorter commute for everyone and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more at www.511sd.com/icommute.

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Carlsbad Youth Baseball’s (CYB) 7U All Star Team recently won the Pony South West Regional Baseball Tournament and for the second consecutive year finished as runner-up in the Pony World Series Championship. The game, hosted this year at the San Marcos Baseball Complex, included 7U and 8U teams from all over the West Coast including Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii. The CYB 7U players included Brady King, Kyle Blechschmidt, Weston Thornbury, Lucas Johnson, Troy Huhn, Julian Villalpando, Ben Lopez, Tyler Gerhardt, Brady Jessie, Josh Schutz, Luke Schultz and Ryan Sweeney. The team was managed by Pete Lopez and coached by Chris King, Paul Faulkner, and Bob Schultz. The players and coaches all received medals and a runner-up banner, which will be hung at CYB’s Chase Field in Carlsbad. For more information visit www.carlsbadyouthbaseball.org.


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Local Surf Club Gives Back

The State Beach Classic, an annual surf contest put on by the State Beach Locals Surf Club (SBLSC), recently attracted surfers and non-surfers alike to Tamarack Beach. The contest was created to give back to Carlsbad and as a tribute to local professional surfer Banning Capps, who died in 2000. For the past four years SBLSC has selected the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad (BGCC) to be one of the beneficiaries of the event and this year they were able to raise $2,800. Event organizer Phil Antonopoulos said, “We are always excited to produce this annual event, but the best part is knowing that the money we raise goes to such a good local cause. The BGCC impacts so many kids’ lives with their amazing programs and we are proud to donate our proceeds to them.” The contest allows all ages, genders, and skill levels to compete. The State Beach Cup was awarded to Carlsbad’s own professional surfer Gabe Garcia. For more information visit www.statebeachclassic.com or www.bgccarlsbad.org.

New Art Comes to Carrillo Elementary

Helping Domestic Violence Victims

Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics has teamed up with local nonprofit Kathy’s Legacy Foundation (KLF) to provide braces and pediatric dental care at no cost to children surviving domestic violence. KLF works to provide opportunities for normalcy in the lives of these children by funding life events and meeting basic yet critical needs through other various services. KLF Co-founder and Executive Director Ginny Scharbarth said, “We’re grateful to have partners like Great Smiles commit to helping these children enjoy a sense of normalcy in their own unique way. We know what a healthy, confident smile can do for children impacted by domestic violence. We’re proud to have Great Smiles as a partner to help provide hope, healing, and happiness to families victimized by domestic violence.” Upcoming events to celebrate the partnership include an open house for Great Smiles’ new Carlsbad office on Nov. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. and the KLF Inspiring Dreams Inaugural Gala at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa on Oct. 3. For more information visit www.kathyslegacy.org or www.greatsmiles.org.

Tackling Domestic Violence

After a year of partnership, San Diego Charger Eric Weddle and Evolution Lighthouse co-founders Patrick Pickford and Gerly Noland are proud of the impact their collaboration has had on the lives of people affected by domestic violence. They’re also excited to unveil their new 2015 line of Chargers-themed jewelry for fans, with every purchase helping Alliance for Hope support victims and their children. The theme for the line is #WearTheSpotlight. “We love the difference we can make in the lives of children and adults,” said Eric. “Seeing their smiles and breaking them out of a horrible situation is what it’s all about. Everyone deserves a life without domestic violence.” Patrick added, “Eric has been my friend for a number of years, and when domestic violence took over the NFL headlines last year, we immediately started talking about what should be done and what could be done.” Learn more and see the collection at www.evolutionlighthouse.com.

Admission for Kids Free at Local Museums

Local resident Stephany Barry recently volunteered her time, talents, and resources to paint new murals at the handball courts at Carrillo Elementary School. The 10-by-17-foot cinder block walls were previously covered in grafitti markings of sharpies, crayons, and chalk. Stephany noticed the walls and approached Principal Betsy Kannenberg earlier this year. “I mentioned that I would love to paint the handball courts and told her I would send her some ideas that I had in mind. She replied with complete enthusiasm and also gave me a list of quotes from American leaders that I could implement into some of the murals.” She continued, “I hope these paintings leave the children with imagination and a vision of what they can accomplish in life. Art programs are expensive and so they are limited in our schools, but if I can inspire even one child then I’ve accomplished my mission.”

The San Diego Museum Council’s (SDMC) Kids Free in October program is back again this month. Presented by ScholarShare College Savings Plan and organized by the SDMC, Kids Free allows children to get in free to over 40 museums with the purchase of an adult ticket. Participating museums range from the San Diego Botanic Garden to The New Children’s Museum to the U.S.S. Midway and much more. Last year over 15,000 kids participated in the program and expectations are even higher for this year’s attendance. Executive Director of SDMC Theresa Kosen said, “We anticipate our fifth year to be our biggest yet. We’re thrilled to invite visitors from San Diego and beyond to see what’s new at our extraordinary line-up of museums. Vibrant, interactive, fun experiences are more accessible than ever with free admissions for kids.” For more information including a full list of participating museums or to download a free voucher for admission visit www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org. For a chance to win tickets to a local museum, be the first to email us at editor@zcodemedia.com! Use “92009 Magazine Museum Tickets” as your subject line, and tell us your favorite thing about museums.

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he 12th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival took over local Carlsbad parks, art galleries, music stores, and other various public indoor and outdoor venues, with a wide array of unique musical performances. With 20-minute sets starting every half hour and multiple performance options to choose from at any time, attendees were able to create their own concert journey as they strolled through the Village. New features of this year’s festival included the addition of new stages at St. Michael’s Church and Carlsbad By The Sea as well as a New Orleans march down Carlsbad Village Dr. Participating performers, bands, and ensembles included the Euphoria Brass Band, the G Burns Jug Band, Hocket, the San Diego Opera, and Trouble in the Wind, among many others. For more information visit www.carlsbadmusicfestival.org. ¢

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GREAT FOR SMILES, GREAT FOR THE COMMUNITY AFTER SERVING NORTH COUNTY FOR 30 YEARS, GREAT SMILES NOW CALLS CARLSBAD HOME by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Tyler McElhaney

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ince its founding in 1982, Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics has grown to become one of the leading orthodontic and pediatric dental practices in North County San Diego. Utilizing the latest technological advances, the practice prides itself on delivering high quality, individualized dental care to infants,

children, and teens, as well as orthodontic care to children, teens, and adults. The practice is thrilled to announce the relocation of its former Encinitas office to Carlsbad, while maintaining their main office in Solana Beach. “We’re happy to now be calling Carlsbad home and look forward to continuing our great work in the community,” said Dr. Miller and Dr. Angelopoulos, who – along with Dr. Hydo and Dr. Rawlings –

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believe that staying involved in the community should remain a top priority. “Great Smiles is a community partner whose commitment to improving the lives of patients and neighbors extends beyond the dental office,” stated Dr. Miller and Dr. Angelopoulos. “More than just providing good dental care, the Great Smiles doctors believe that being active members of the community is important so that there’s great personal relationships with their patients, who SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENT


are also friends, neighbors, community activists, and so much more.” The practice is composed of four exceptionally skilled doctors with over 80 years combined experience: Dr. Christopher Hydo DDS, MS; Dr. Natalie Miller DDS, MS; Dr. Crystal Angelopoulos DMD; and Dr. William Rawlings who has degrees and board certification in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. The doctors at Great Smiles are also very proud of their support staff. “All of our dental assistants are certified Registered Dental Assistants. Each one of them is specially trained to work with young children in a manner that displays patience and understanding,” explained Dr. Miller and Dr. Angelopoulos. “Additionally, our treatment coordinators are experts at all of the aspects of administration of a dental practice.” The team at Great Smiles is focused on providing excellent service to every patient. “What separates us from many other practices is our approach to communication,” said Dr. Hydo. “We know that to be effective, communication has to flow two ways. Our treatment can be adjusted based on what our doctors and staff hear from patients, which allows us not only to always be providing the highest quality care, but delivering it in the way that is most comfortable for each patient.” ¢

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AT-A-GLANCE Name of Business: Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics Owner/Manager: Crystal Angelopoulos DMD; Christopher Hydo DDS, MS; Natalie Miller DDS, MS Year of Establishment: 33+ years Address: 6010 Hidden Valley Rd., Suite 100, Carlsbad, CA 92011 Website: www.greatsmiles.org Email: pediatricdentistry@greatsmiles.org, orthodontics@greatsmiles.org Phone: 760-944-5115 Description of business: A partner in the North County Coastal community since 1982, Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is committed to delivering exceptional pediatric dental care and comprehensive orthodontic care for children, teens, and adults.

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The Boy and Girl Scouts of Carlsbad are Preparing Local Youth to be the Leaders of Tomorrow

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or over a century, the Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs have

been teaching young people what it means to have self-confidence and self-respect, to help others, and live an upstanding, productive life. As two of the most prominent leadership development programs in the nation, Scouting provides children and teens the opportunity to have fun and experience new things while teaching life skills and fostering a sense of community. We speak with Boy Scouts Pacific Coast District Chairman Stewart Walton and Girl Scouts Carlsbad Service Unit Manager Penny Halverson about the ways these programs are making the world a better place, one troop at a time.

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Q&A with

Boy Scouts Pacific Coast District Chairman, Stewart Walton WHAT IS THE HISTORY BEHIND THE BOY SCOUTS ORGANIZATION? The Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910 in the District of Columbia by William D. Boyce. WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF THE PACIFIC COAST DISTRICT? WHEN WAS IT STARTED? The Pacific Coast District was formed in 2000 from the Tecolote District, but scouting in the North County coastal area goes back at least to the ‘40s. The Ecke Building at the present San Diego Botanical Garden started out life as the Scout Building on the Larabee estate. The District presently serves 1,400 youth in 45 units. Most of the members are boys but Venturing Crews can be co-ed. WHAT IS THE OVERALL MISSION OF BOY SCOUTS? In my words, we help young people grow into responsible adults by providing fun and challenging activities, with adults serving as guides and models. The official version states, “The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.” The Scout Oath reads, “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law, to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.” The Scout Law: “A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.” WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AS DISTRICT CHAIRMAN? HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS ROLE? The district chairman is a volunteer position; I recruit other volunteers to support scouting and coordinate the overall functioning of the district from recruiting to training to camping. I have been chairman for three years. WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING ASPECT OF BEING THE DISTRICT CHAIRMAN? Seeing scouts have a great time at a rainy campout, interviewing prospective Eagle

Scouts, and listening to former scouts reminisce about their scouting career. WHAT WAS YOUR MOTIVATION FOR BECOMING INVOLVED WITH BOY SCOUTS? My sons were interested and I always loved the outdoors. Then I read books about the importance of the outdoors on the development of young men and I got hooked. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE EXCITING PLANS THIS YEAR FOR THE BOY SCOUTS INVOLVED WITH THE PACIFIC COAST DISTRICT? We are planning a two-day Camporee in the spring to bring all the Boy Scout and Venturing Crew units together in Ramona with games and challenges. One other item is that we are realigning the boundaries of all the Boy Scouts of America districts and the Pacific Coast District will grow to include a larger part of Carlsbad. Those interested in learning more should visit www.beascout.org. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE WISH FOR THE PACIFIC COAST DISTRICT’S PROGRAM THIS YEAR, WHAT WOULD IT BE? I wish for the chance to bring our program to more boys and girls. Most people don’t realize that girls ages 13 to 20 can be part of a high-adventure scouting program called Venturing Crew. WHAT IS THE MOTIVATION FOR A BOY TO BECOME PART OF A BOY SCOUT TROOP? Make friends, do challenging things, go camping. Have fun. HOW DOES ONE GO ABOUT JOINING A TROOP? ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS AS TO WHEN SOMEONE CAN JOIN? Go to www.beascout.org and find a pack, troop, or crew near you. Or ask a scout that you know. You will fill out an application that your parents will sign. The minimum age for Cub Scouts is seven years old or in first grade. For Boy Scouts, the minimum age is 10 years old or in sixth grade. For Venturers, the minimum age is 14 years.

At-A-Glance

Pacific Coast District, District Chairman Stewart Walton Name: Stewart Walton Community: Encinitas Education: BSEE from Stanford University, M.S. from USC Hobbies and Interests: Scouting, cycling, camping, reading Favorite Scouting Memory: Time with my sons and their friends in the Sierras on a quiet lake above the tree line.

At-A-Glance

Pacific Coast District Boy Scouts District Name: Pacific Coast District, San Diego Imperial Council Number of Boy Scouts: 1402 Number of Troop Leaders: 556 Areas Served: Carlsbad to Carmel Valley, and east to Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch Phone: 760-815-4173 Website: www.pacificcoast.sdicbsa.org Email: swalton.scouts@gmail.com Overall Mission: Help young people grow into responsible adults by providing fun and challenging activities, with adults serving as guides and models.

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Boy Scout Oath On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Boy Scout Law A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

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AT WHAT AGE LEVELS CAN BOYS PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM? PLEASE DESCRIBE THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF BOY SCOUTS. There are many different levels including Tiger Scouts, Wolf or Bear Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, and then older scouts such as Varsity Scouts, Sea Scouts, and Venturers.

TELL US ABOUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VARIOUS TYPES OF BOY SCOUT BADGES. Merit badges are awarded when the scout has accomplished a standardized set of requirements. Rank badges show a scout’s progress within scouting including such requirements as scouting skills, leadership, and attitude.

DOES THE PACIFIC COAST DISTRICT NEED VOLUNTEERS? WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR GETTING INVOLVED? Those interested in volunteering should contact me at swalton.scouts@gmail.com. IF YOU COULD DESCRIBE BOY SCOUTS IN FIVE WORDS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? Who knew it’s such fun?

Q&A with

Girl Scouts Carlsbad Service Unit Manager Penny Halverson WHAT IS THE HISTORY BEHIND THE GIRL SCOUTS ORGANIZATION? Girl Scouts in the USA was started over 100 years ago in Savannah, GA by Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF THE CARLSBAD SERVICE UNIT? WHEN WAS IT STARTED? The first reported Girl Scout troop in Carlsbad was started in 1943 and had 12 girl scouts. By 1960 that number had grown to 12 troops and 214 girl scouts. WHAT IS THE OVERALL MISSION OF GIRL SCOUTS? Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AS SERVICE UNIT MANAGER? HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS ROLE? My role is to oversee the running of the Carlsbad Service Unit (SU) with help from the SU team, to mentor and support troop leaders, help plan events, and help grow the Girl Scout community in Carlsbad. I’m stepping down after nearly three years but will continue to be part of the SU team as registrar. WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING ASPECT OF BEING THE SERVICE UNIT MANAGER? Getting to work with some truly remarkable adult volunteers and watching girls go from being shy and reserved to being confident leaders amongst their peers.

WHAT WAS YOUR MOTIVATION FOR BECOMING INVOLVED WITH GIRL SCOUTS? I was a Girl Guide in South Africa as a child and my mother was a Brownie and Girl Guide in the UK. When my daughter started kindergarten I knew I wanted her to have the same great experiences so I started a Daisy troop. I enjoyed being a leader so much that I started another troop for a friend’s daughter. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE EXCITING PLANS THIS YEAR FOR THE GIRL SCOUTS INVOLVED WITH THE CARLSBAD SERVICE UNIT? We have a She & Me Ice Skating event planned for October at the Carlsbad Ice Town. In February there is the multicultural Thinking Day event which is always a highlight. Our annual service unit multi-age level encampment is planned for May 2016. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE WISH FOR THE CARLSBAD SERVICE UNIT’S PROGRAM THIS YEAR, WHAT WOULD IT BE? That we continue to foster a sense of community amongst our troops and volunteers. WHAT IS THE MOTIVATION FOR A GIRL TO BECOME PART OF A TROOP? There are many reasons: girls may have family members who have been Girl Scouts, some girls join a troop to make friends at a new school, and many girls want to join after meeting Girl Scouts selling cookies. Others want to get outdoors and try new things.

HOW DOES ONE GO ABOUT JOINING A TROOP? ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS AS TO WHEN SOMEONE CAN JOIN? Visit www.sdgirlscouts.org/join. Once you’ve registered you‘ll be able to search for troops by zip code. Most new troops start in the fall, but you can start a troop at anytime. The easiest way to get your daughter in a troop is to volunteer to be a troop leader or co-leader. AT WHAT AGE LEVELS CAN GIRLS PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM? PLEASE DESCRIBE THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF GIRL SCOUTS BY GRADE. Girls can participate in Girl Scouts from kindergarten though 12th grade. Program levels are based on grade level rather than age: Daisy (grades K through 1), Brownie (grades 2 through 3), Junior (grades 4 through 5), Cadette (grades 6 through 8), Senior

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:::: COVER FEATURE (grades 9 through 10) or Ambassador (grades 11 through 12). TELL US ABOUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VARIOUS TYPES OF GIRL SCOUT BADGES. Girls can earn badges at every program level and also work on Journeys. They are a great way to explore a girl’s interests and learn

At-A-Glance

Carlsbad Service Unit Manager Penny Halverson Name: Penny Halverson Community: Vista Education: B.S. from University of South Africa (2002) Family: Husband – Grant, Golf Instructor at the Aviara Golf Academy; Daughter – Sarah; Son – Ian Hobbies and Interests: Travel, baking, and watching my kids’ sporting events. I’m also a “Walking Dead” fanatic Favorite Girl Scouting Memory: Visiting Pax Lodge World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) World Centre in London, England. I did a special pinning ceremony there with my mom and daughter. Three generations of Girl Scouts from three different continents was a first for them!

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Service Unit Name: 641 – Carlsbad Girl Scouts Service Unit Manager: Penny Halverson

new skills. They range from earning the Daisy Petals based on the Girl Scout law to financial literacy and business skill badges related to the cookie program. There are outdoor badges like camping and hiking as well as some tech-based badges like Geocaching for Juniors, Netiquette for Cadettes, and Website Designer for Seniors. CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT THE RECENT ACTIVITIES OF INDIVIDUAL TROOPS IN THE 92009, 92011, 92008, AND 92010 AREAS? There are several troops in each zip code but a couple highlights are: 92009 – Brownie Troop 1076 camped for the first time, did a bowling outing, went to a play, and did an animal shelter visit where they donated pet toys.

reduce stereotyping. We are very proud of them both for making a difference in the community and earning this prestigious award. ARE THERE ANY ANNUAL OR UPCOMING EVENTS IN WHICH THE CARLSBAD SERVICE UNIT TAKES PART? HOW CAN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY TAKE PART OR CONTRIBUTE? Girl Scout Cookie Sales take place Jan. 24 through March 6 in 2016. Community support is crucial to the success of our hardworking cookie sellers. Girls learn valuable people, business, and financial skills by participating in cookie sales. Troop proceeds from cookie sales make it possible for girls to do fun activities, camp, travel, and fund local community service projects.

92011 – Junior Troop 1852 created an organic garden at Aviara Oaks Elementary for their Bronze Award Project and traveled to San Francisco to the Bridge to Cadettes ceremony on the Golden Gate Bridge.

DOES THE CARLSBAD SERVICE UNIT NEED VOLUNTEERS? WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR GETTING INVOLVED? Yes! We are always looking for great people to help out. You can get more info on ways to volunteer at www.sdgirlscouts.org.

Cadette Troop 1157 volunteered for their third year at the Komen 3-Day, helped run the SU Encampment at Winacka, and continued to fundraise for their trip to NYC to bridge across the Brooklyn Bridge in June 2016.

IF YOU COULD DESCRIBE GIRL SCOUTS IN FIVE WORDS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? Fun, friendship, service, possibilities, impactful.

TELL US ABOUT SOME OF THE RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS OF YOUR SERVICE UNIT’S MEMBERS. We had two girls earn their Gold Award this year. The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouts and less than five percent of Girl Scouts earn it. Lauryn Allen from Troop 1426 developed an art class that she taught at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. Maria Rojas from Troop 1011 formed a Culture Club at the Carlsbad Library to teach kids about countries around the world to

Number of Girl Scouts: 521 Number of Troop Leaders: 116 Zip Codes Served: 92008, 92009, 92010, 92011 Website: www.gscarlsbad.org, www.sdgirlscouts.org Email: manager@gscarlsbad.org Overall Mission: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls.

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IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO ADD? Girl Scouts allows girls to do some amazing things and helps them try new things. It’s so much more than cookies and badges – it’s about leadership opportunities, making a difference, and finding your voice. ¢


Girl Scout Promise On my honor: I will try to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Girl Scout Law I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.

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Nutritious Meals for those in need

Long-Time Carlsbad Resident and Volunteer Nancy Kemp Serves Meals with Mama’s Kitchen by LIZ ONUFER | photo by Samantha Gleaton Photography

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ven with a full-time schedule of nurse and mother, long-time Carlsbad resident Nancy Kemp was still seeking a way to contribute in her community. In 1996, a friend told her about Mama’s Kitchen and Nancy realized it was the perfect opportunity to volunteer. Mama’s Kitchen began cooking meals 25 years ago with the belief that all people deserve a nutritious meal. The nonprofit organization has been cooking and delivering meals to San Diego County residents with AIDS and cancer ever since. Currently the organization serves approximately 350 people every year. Nancy began volunteering in the kitchen almost 20 years ago with meal preparation and clean-up and in 2003, she transitioned to the role of delivery person. “What I love about this volunteer opportunity is that I can make a difference by contributing one day per month,” Nancy acknowledged. Nancy found Mama’s Kitchen to be the perfect fit for more than just the schedule. She explained, “After working as an RN for almost 20 years and then becoming a stay at home mom, I yearned for a meaningful way to give back to individuals in need and to my community.” Nancy began nursing in 1967 and has worked in hospitals from Los Angeles to San Diego, in the field as public health nurse, and as an instructor at a junior college. She recently retired from her last position as a perinatal educator at Scripps. In addition to volunteering, time for Nancy is spent with family and good friends. Nancy and her husband have been married for 27 years and have four children and three grandchildren. She also enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and swimming. After close to 30 years, she still greatly appreciates Carlsbad for the weather, ocean, relaxing lifestyle, and the warm, friendly people. In her volunteer role, Nancy is part of the heart and soul of Mama’s Kitchen. “We can always use more volunteers to cook, deliver, help with special events, and more,” she shared. This fall the nonprofit organization will be hosting their 11th annual fall fundraiser, Mama’s Pie in the Sky Thanksgiving Bake Sale. From mid-October through Thanksgiving, pumpkin, apple, Dutch apple, and pecan pies will be available for purchase on the website. As a long-time volunteer, Nancy’s greatest wish for Mama’s Kitchen is “to have enough volunteers to provide our clients with nutritional meals and to have enough funding to keep our organization thriving.” 

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Mama’s Kitchen Mama’s Kitchen was founded when volunteers from the AIDS Assistance Fund discovered that many of their clients were becoming too ill to take care of themselves. Today the organization has expanded its service to San Diegans affected by either AIDS or cancer. Mama’s Kitchen provides three meals a day for every day of the year, free of charge, to approximately 350 men, women, and children in San Diego County. Learn more and make a donation at www.mamaskitchen.org, or connect on Facebook and Twitter. www.mamaskitchen.org


Swimming for a Fresh Start

LOCAL SWIMMERS CROSS THE CATALINA CHANNEL FOR CHARITY photos courtesy of Mathias LeBlanc

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team of seven North County teens, known as Ocean’s Seven, recently crossed the Catalina Channel in a six-person open water relay swim to raise funds for the Carlsbad nonprofit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts (FSSG). The swimmers – Anna Brooker, Heloise Leblanc, Tegan Preston, Mia Ryan, Erin Taggart, Mia Thomas, and Lindsay Turner – train together at North Coast Aquatics (NCA), one of the top-ranked competitive swim teams in Southern California, under the direction of Coach Mickey Murad. The athletes began discussing the project in January of this year after hearing about another team who completed the crossing last year. Inspired by Mia Thomas’ mother, who crossed the channel on a solo swim two years ago, and Heloise Leblanc’s mother, who is a volunteer surgeon for FSSG, the girls decided to dedicate their crossing to the local charity. Though they have been swimming with NCA for years and follow a rigorous training schedule that includes 15 to 20 hours of pool swimming and dry land

training per week, they began training specifically for the crossing by incorporating open water ocean swims into their training earlier this year in the spring. The team finished the relay swim in seven hours, 51 minutes, and 37 seconds, and so far have raised over $18,000 for Fresh Start. Heloise’s father Mathias LeBlanc commented, “The girls are all successful student athletes and are very competitive. But more importantly, they are a group of great friends motivated to give back to the community and help out for a good cause while having fun and doing something out of the ordinary.” ¢

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Commitment to Community

CARLSBAD PARKS & RECREATION AWARDED NATIONAL ACCREDITATION photo provided by City of Carlsbad

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as a team to ensure our community has access to a healthy outdoor lifestyle, lifelong learning, and personal enrichment.” With nearly 50 miles of trails, 27 parks, and community events and recreation programs for all ages, the Parks & Recreation Department works to provide community gathering places and other services that strengthen families and build a strong sense of community, health and fitness opportunities, and the preservation of open space. Upcoming projects for community improvement in the City of Carlsbad include a new outdoor amphitheater, a third city dog park, a multiuse arena field, a new community garden, and a new community center. To learn more visit www.carlsbadca.gov. ¢

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Staying Healthy This Fall by ROBIN ROBERTSON, M.D.; Scripps Coastal Medical Center, Carlsbad

Don’t put your well-being on the back burner as the days get shorter and the temperature cooler. Stay motivated and heathy this autumn by making the most of the season. Keep your mind sharp, decrease stress, and maintain your mental health. Learning new skills can positively affect well-being, so sign up for that course you’ve been meaning to take, cook up some new recipes, learn a language, or even rediscover an old hobby that is challenging and enjoyable, such as building model airplanes or sketching. To help manage stress and relieve daily anxiety, try a meditation class. There are many ways to meditate, so you may want to experiment with different methods. Avoid unconscious eating. Pre-measure exactly what you want to eat in the kitchen before settling on the couch – and enjoy the bounty of fall. Apples, pears, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and pumpkin are low in calories and loaded with nutrients. Get your flu shot. Flu season can start as early as October, so protect yourself and your family by getting vaccinated. In addition, when you

cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose, and stay home if you are sick. Check with your doctor’s office for a flu clinic near you. Tailgate Lite. Football season can add pounds fast. To avoid the fall 15, switch out those burgers and chicken wings for grilled kabobs with veggies, fruits, and lean meat. Try seafood, salsa, wraps, and stews as well, and don’t overindulge in alcohol. Enjoy your favorite brew, but trade it in for less caloric beverages as the game continues. Keep moving. With fewer outdoor options for physical activities in the evening, make adjustments to ensure you keep moving. Join a gym or a fall sports league, plan evening walks at the mall, or become an early riser. Take advantage of fun outdoor activities while the sun is out. Try apple picking, chasing your kids around the corn maze, or cleaning up the yard. Wash your hands. Make sure your family knows the importance of washing their hands. It’s like a do-it-yourself vaccine and one of the best things we can do to keep from getting sick and spreading germs to others. Take charge of your medical health. Fall is a good time to get a handle on your personal health care. Keep track of any medical issues, and if you want to change your doctor, now is the time. Schedule your annual physical if needed – and wellness visits for your family. ¢

Robin Robertson, M.D., is a family medicine physician at Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Carlsbad. Dr. Robertson enjoys building a relationship with whole families – treating newborns to grandparents. She has expertise in pediatric and adolescent medicine, and women’s health issues. When not seeing patients, Dr. Robertson surfs, snowboards, plays tennis, and travels.

Looking for a new doctor? To find a Scripps physician near you, call 760-292-2702 or visit www.scripps.org/92009. 36 • 92009Magazine.com • October | November 2015


A Passion for Broadcast Journalism CARLSBAD TEEN ATTENDS THE PBS STUDENT REPORTING LABS WORKSHOP photo by Doug Green

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arlsbad High School (CHS) student Sydney Payne recently spent a week in Washington, D.C. attending a workshop sponsored by PBS Television’s Student Reporting Labs. The program gave Sydney the opportunity to work with and learn from broadcasting professionals from around the country. When asked about her experience Sydney shared, “During my junior year, I applied for the PBS Student Reporting Labs Academy. I submitted a one-minute video based on my experience and a questionnaire regarding my work. A couple weeks later I was notified I was one of the 18 students chosen! My favorite part was gathering with different students from all over the country with the same passion. I made many connections and learned so much that I can now use to improve my skills.”

Sydney previously worked with CHSTV to executive-produce a film for PBS NewsHour called “The New Safe – Inside the Battle for School Security.” Sydney explained, “Along with three other CHSTV students, I wrote, reported, filmed, edited, and produced a short documentary regarding school safety, which then aired on the PBS NewsHour to a million-plus viewers. As I watched my documentary on national television, I had never felt so honored and proud.” With achievements such as these, it is clear that Sydney is well on her way to achieving her goal of a career in broadcast journalism. She shared, “Whether I’m in the control room producing or up on the anchor desk, I’m always having the time of my life. My dream job is to work on Good Morning America and later on in life, I’d like to travel and produce documentaries from all over the world.” ¢

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by RANDI CANTRELL

lthough the warm weather of the San Diego summer still lingers, the start of fall is here and with it the fun of preparing for all of the upcoming seasonal traditions and holidays. Halloween will be here before we know it – bringing festive décor and props such as spooky spiders and supernatural ghouls to your neighborhood – but all of that preparation doesn’t have to break the bank. Scare up your crafting skills and get into the spirit by using these tips to create your own one-of-a-kind Halloween decorations.

Front Door Mummy

Have some left-over white streamers from a recent birthday party or family celebration? Put these to good use by taping the paper streamers to your front door in strips, making sure to overlap the layers for a wrapped look. Next take some white and black construction paper and a pair of scissors. Cut two large white circles and two smaller black circles to make eyes for your mummy and secure them to the door by taping them to the paper streamers. Another option is to use black streamers to create a monster completely from your own imagination!

Ghost Lanterns

Recycle old gallon milk jugs and light the way to your door for trick-or-treaters with ghosty lanterns. Rinse out an empty gallon milk jug until it is completely clean, then draw on a spooky face with a black permanent marker such as a Sharpie. From there, cut a small hole in the back of the jug, drop in some white holiday

lights, and plug your new creation into an outdoor outlet to give your lantern a ghastly glow.

Glowing Eyes

Add some mystery to your front yard foliage by creating glowing eyes from used cardboard tubes such as toilet paper or paper towel rolls. Just make eye-shaped cuts out of the cardboard, place a glowstick inside the tube, and tuck it away into the bushes along your front walkway. To achieve a more haunting effect, make a bunch of different sets and scatter them throughout the bushes and trees in your yard.

Paint Your Pumpkin

Let out your inner artist and take a less traditional approach to pumpkin decorating this year with paint or glitter. While you’re at the pumpkin patch, look for one that’s a good shape without too many bumps, cuts, or soft spots, as these will make painting more difficult. Also

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check to make sure that the bottom is flat enough to allow the pumpkin to sit up straight. Wipe it down with a damp cloth and dry it completely before you begin. Next, decide whether you’ll be painting the whole pumpkin or just a small part of it. If you’re planning to completely cover it in paint, do this in stages to allow the paint to dry in between. Acrylic paints work best, but feel free to embellish your masterpiece with glitter or props such as a hat or costume jewelry.

Window Silhouettes This classic decor idea is simple and quick, but still adds a lot of flair. Pull together some black construction paper, a pencil, some scissors, and tape, and get to work tracing your favorite Halloweeninspired shapes – think bats, black cats, spiders, or skeletons. Once you’re ready, carefully cut out your design and adhere it to your window with tape. When it’s dark outside but your lights are on, the shapes will create spooky silhouettes for your neighbors to enjoy.


Surf’s Up

PROFESSIONAL SURFER JOSH KERR HELPS EXPAND COLLEGE SURF CLUB PROGRAM

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ongtime Carlsbad resident and professional surfer Josh Kerr has teamed up with Mountain Dew to expand its California College Surf Club program. Launched in 2014 to support San Diego County college surf teams including the University of California, San Diego and Cal State University San Marcos teams, the program is now expanding outside of San Diego to support teams including University of California, Santa Barbara and California State University Fullerton. As a Mountain Dew spokesperson and sponsored athlete, Josh’s support will include interacting with the supported surf teams both on and off campus at key events including autograph signings,

film screenings, surf sessions, and more. Josh shared, “I look forward to continuing this partnership with Mountain Dew and the local surf community. Last year’s program was a real success and I’m excited to expand the program beyond San Diego County to hep continue the growth of the sport within additional college communities.” The teams will receive assistance with team dues as well as donated products from Mountain Dew. In addition, college surf club athletes will work with Josh and Rusty apparel to design and create custom team gear. The program is designed to continue to generate buzz around surfing and the active, fun, and progressive community it represents. To learn more about Josh and what else he’s up to in the community visit www.kerrzy.com. ¢

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:::: IN OUR OWN BACKYARD

FALL

ON THE FARM

San Diego Pumpkin Patches Promise Plenty of Fun This Season by LAINEY KRAL

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s the days get a little bit shorter and nights get a little bit colder – as cold as they ever get in San Diego – it’s time to enjoy the opportunities of autumn. Perhaps nothing symbolizes fall festivities as much as the pumpkin. Whether carved and lit as a jack-o-lantern, baked into a pie, or simply displayed for the holidays, this round orange squash is a critical component of the season. Throughout the month of October, local farms will open up their gates to welcome families eager to pick out their own. San Diego offers a wide variety of pumpkin patches, with something to suit any family’s idea of a perfect autumn day. There are corn mazes, bounce houses, hayrides, train rides, and tasty fall treats. Most are open to the public from late September through Oct. 31 – check out the farms’ websites for detailed hours and available activities. Those who are interested in a simpler, purely pumpkin-oriented experience might want to visit Lavender Hill Pumpkins in Fallbrook. Lavender Hill offers 35 different varieties of pumpkins, squash, and other gourds to pick straight from the vine, ranging

in size from the miniature Munchkin to the North Atlantic Giant. You can find organic pumpkins at Suzie’s Farm, where visitors can take a guided tour of the whole farm in addition to picking their own pumpkins. Farm Stand West has a produce stand with delicious seasonal offerings. If kids or parents want to get to know some four-legged farm folk, a number of pumpkin patches also have petting corrals. Try Bates Nut Farm, Mountain Valley Ranch, or Oma’s Pumpkin Patch for an up-close experience. Pumpkin Station Farms in Bonita and Rancho Bernardo let visitors learn about the farm animals, and kids can saddle up for a pony ride at Bates Nut Farm and Peltzer Farms. The latter also has pig races to cheer on. ¢

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Mountain Valley Ranch, Ramona

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Oma’s Pumpkin Patch, Lakeside

Summers Past Farms, El Cajon

Hayrides, produce stand, pick-your-own pumpkins www.thefarmstandwest.com

Hayrides, hay bale maze, petting corral, tricycle race, games www.omaspumpkinpatch.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins, bounce house, corndogs, coffee bar www.summerspastfarms.com

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Peltzer Farms, Temecula

Suzie’s Farm, San Diego

Dozens of varieties of pumpkins, some over 300 pounds www.lavenderhillpumpkins.com

Train rides, pig races, corn maze, pony rides, mining activities www.peltzerfarms.com

Farm tours, pick-your-own organic pumpkin patch www.suziesfarm.com

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:::: REAL ESTATE WATCH

Another Hot Summer in Carlsbad, Was the Real Estate Market as Well?

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o the envy of our sun-burnt front lawns, this summer’s housing prices in 92009 actually cooled off slightly compared to how the year started. This August both the average and median sales price of a detached home dipped approximately four percent compared to August 2014, as reported by the North County Association of Realtors last month. That said, their chart below reveals that

the rolling 12-month averages increased in most categories. Hopefully the summer price-tapering simply signals a pause and not the start of a downward trend. For a statewide perspective, economist Leslie Appleton-Young recently commented, “Current California housing market indicators appear positive, although the simmering anticipation of mortgage rates rising, global instability, and stock market volatility could erode the momentum that has us on track to finish 2015 with stronger than expected home sales.” As we head towards the holidays, it’s

seasonally expected that fewer homes will be coming up for sale. This is good news for those considering selling before year end, provided the home is prepped and priced well. Feel free to call me for info on how to make the most of our current market when buying or selling in this gorgeous slice of coastal North County. ¢

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4,040

$1,199,000

6983 Bixbite

5

6

3,060

$945,000

6312 Montecito

3

4

3,280

$1,185,000

3251 Rancho Companero

5

4

3,622

$939,900

7285 Calle Conifera

5

5

3,950

$1,179,000

6519 Avenida Del Paraiso

4

3

2,364

$935,000

7321 Calle Conifera

5

5

3,566

$1,155,000

3002 Unicornio Street

4

4

3,017

$925,000

2338 Kyanite Place

3

4

3,709

$1,155,000

7606 Romeria Street

5

3

3,893

$924,900

7329 Sitio Salvia

4

5

3,680

$1,150,000

2221 Vista La Nisa

4

3

2,489

$923,000

3250 Avenida De Sueno

4

4

3,671

$1,112,500

2340 Paseo Saucedal

4

3

2,848

$922,000

3324 Corte Del Cruce

4

4

3,455

$1,100,000

3517 Corte Romero

4

3

3,132

$920,000

7308 Borla Place

4

3

2,525

$1,087,000

(complete list of homes sold in 92009 at www.92009magazine.com)

Information is compiled from a variety of databases and published by Susco Media Inc. for entertainment purposes only. Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Sales statistics are not affiliated with or provided by any participating advertiser or real estate professional contained in this publication. Properties contained in this list and online were sold by a variety of real estate brokers. Information considered reliable, but not guaranteed. Please check with a licensed real estate professional for more information. Not all sales are listed.

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he La Costa Film Festival returned to Carlsbad for four days of film screenings, panels, and special events in mid-September. Over 45 films and five world premieres were screened throughout the weekend, and guests enjoyed a special tribute to renowned actor John McGinley and Mayor of Sacramento Kevin Johnson as well. The festival opened with the Sip & Savor Gala which featured food and drink from many local restaurants, wineries, and breweries. Other highlights included a special “We Remember” film tribute honoring our military families in remembrance of Sept. 11 and the La Costa Honors Awards gala. A new addition to this year’s festival was The Reel Pitch, a contest which allows ten aspiring filmmakers the chance to pitch their storytelling ideas to executives and producers with Mandalay Sports Media. This year’s venues included the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas La Costa, and the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium at the Carlsbad Dove Library. To learn more visit www.lacostafilmfestival.org. ¢

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LET’S DO LUNCH BUSINESS WORKSHOP Wednesdays, Oct. 28 and Nov. 18 Noon – 1:30 p.m. These free workshops are a part of a three month series of training for those interested in growing their business and enhancing their individual professional skill set. Carlsbad City Library, Gowland Meeting Room

AUTHOR EVENTS

I GOT A NAME: AUTHOR TALK WITH INGRID CROCE Saturday, Oct. 24, 2 p.m. Hear from Ingrid Croce as she discusses the biography of her late husband and legendary singer-songwriter Jim Croce as well as her successful career in San Diego. Carlsbad City Library Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium GOOD LIFE LECTURE SERIES Tuesdays, Oct. 13 – Nov. 17 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. A wide range of health and wellness topics will be covered in this specialized lecture series led by self-improvement authors and medical professionals. Carlsbad City Library, Gowland Meeting Room MAGEE PARK POETS WORKSHOP WITH RUTH NOLAN Sunday, Oct. 11 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. For reservations or more information call 760-602-2400 x8149. Carlsbad City Library Gowland Meeting Room

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MONDAY NIGHT CLASSICS BOOK CLUB Fourth Monday of every month at 7 p.m. FIRST WEDNESDAY BOOK CLUB First Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m. FIRST THURSDAY BOOK CLUB First Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.

CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY LEARNING CENTER TUESDAY EVENING BOOK CLUB First Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. THURSDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB Second Thursday of every month at 2 p.m.

CULTURAL ARTS OFFICE PROGRAMS www.carlsbadca.gov/arts, 760-434-2920

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Through Nov. 8, 2015 Explores how artists take the historical tradition of still life painting into new realms by using food as primary subject matter. William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad City Library complex, 1775 Dove Lane AMOS ROBINSON: BRINGING METAL TO LIFE August – December San Diego sculptor Amos Robinson integrates fluid shapes, kinetic motion, sensual form, reflective light and rich color to transform steel. Carlsbad Sculpture Garden, 2955 Elmwood St. FAMILY OPEN STUDIOS PLUS A free, hands-on, art-making program for all ages. Saturday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Performances at 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Carlsbad City Library complex,1775 Dove Lane FOREIGN FILM FRIDAYS Enjoy the best of worldwide cinema. Films screened with English subtitles. Oct. 2 and 16, Nov. 6 and 20 4 and 7 p.m. Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, Carlsbad City Library complex on Dove Lane Many of the Cultural Arts Office programs, events and exhibits are supported by the by the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation’s Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund and the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts.


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