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a hidden gem (Z)

Renny Brown

Leo carrillo ranch historic park



A Hidden Gem Leo Carrillo Ranch is a designated historic national landmark that was opened to the public in August 2003. Charles Balteria, the Recreation Supervisor for the City of Carlsbad, takes us on a tour of the past, present and future of the ranch.


Cover Photo:

Leo Carrillo, best known as Pancho on the Cisco Kid television series.

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Resist cyber attacks


Student Star megan leigh (Z)




hole in one


women in business


community volunteer (Z)


pups on parade


home tips time to get dirty


in our own backyard


san diego women’s week


aviara home owners tournament

brooke’s fool-proof roasted chicken kia classic at the aviara golf resort moms making six figures cheryl ann ehlers

nature’s canvas – anza borrego

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COMMUNITY calendar SPORTS calendar local photos COMMUNITY STUFF REAL ESTATE WATCH Library schedule Community chalkboard

February | March 2013 • • 5


Vol. 1, No. 4 TM


Publisher Derrick Breaux

Do you remember how exited you were to open presents as a child? The buildup… The anticipation… Wondering what was in that beautifully wrapped gift. When we were kids, there was a special magic that was in the air when it came to the holiday season and our own birthdays. We all wanted to open our gifts so bad – we could hardly take it. The thought of having to wait until after dinner devastated us. As a child, we simply didn’t think we’d survive if we had to wait. I look at the start of a new year in much the same way. It brings back the kid in me to wonder what’s in store for the next 365 days. As we grow older and reflect on our past, many times we categorize our life in years (decades for those of us that have more years under our belts). We often reminisce about certain years of our lives – some we hold high and close to our hearts while other years prove to challenge us in ways that we may prefer to put behind. The permanent memory of some years are a given – the year that you graduated, the year that you bought your first house, the year that you got married, or the year that you moved to San Diego are all fine examples. For me, there are a few years that stand out above the rest. More specifically, 1999 and 2001 are two top years in my life that I must confess having a difficult time ranking 1st or 2nd. I met my wife in 1999 and we got married in 2001. It’s tough to decide which year I hold closer in my heart – they were both great! I suppose it’s a tie. Other years that highly impacted my life were the years my children were born, the year that we moved our family to 4S Ranch, years that distinct milestones were accomplished professionally, and the year that we started 92127 Magazine (the first of the nine ZCode Magazine titles). Even though we are already a month into 2013, I feel like a little kid wondering how the gift of this new year will ultimately end up ranking in our overall life story. What is in the box? Will we look back at 2013 with special memories? Does 2013 have great things in store for my family, my close friends, my colleagues? While children don’t always appreciate the time spent during dinner while waiting to open their gifts, as an adult I’ve grown to appreciate each of the days that it takes to make each year one to remember.

Happy New Year. May 2013 be a year that you hold close to your heart! Derrick Breaux, Publisher

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92024 Magazine

Stay Informed. Stay Connected.

A Home Away From Home

Take a quick look across town with some of the other ZCode Magazines.

The Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA has grown to be an icon in the community and a model for Y’s across the nation. With 22,000 members strong, the YMCA hosts wonderful programs that are geared to promote healthy living for members of all ages.

Use our ZGlass app on each cover for a video preview of the current issue!

An Artist’s Vision

Local Stories. Local Photos.

Cheryl Ehlers uses her passion for art to make a difference in the community.

An Angelic Charity Los Angelitos de Encinitas benefits the local impoverished little angels of 92024.

For more information and articles, visit

92127 Magazine // 4S RANCH, DEL SUR, SANTALUZ, WESTWOOD unleash the 4s fury

4S Ranch Girls Softball has quickly expanded since it was founded in the spring of 2009. We speak with President, Brandi Roberts, about the success of the organization.

from class to court

California Teacher of the Year, Martin Reisert, impacts the lives of local students in the classroom and on the tennis court.

Direct Approach

4S Ranch Soccer gets a big kick from the recruitment of Jose Ocampo, Legacy FC Director of Coaching.

For more information and articles, visit

92064 Magazine hello, dolly! 50 years after its premiere, Hello, Dolly! has become a beloved staple of the American musical stage and Poway High School Musical Theatre Program is bringing it to the community. Opening February 1st, the Production is sure to please audiences.

92128 Magazine

92011 Magazine

92131 Magazine

Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad


Take a walk through the doors where young lives are changed. We talk with Pat Maldi and learn about the future of the programs, including a brand new Bressi Ranch Clubhouse opening in January.

92129 Magazine

play ball!

on my honor

Rancho Bernardo Girls Softball League is about to enter their 33rd year. We give you a peek inside how the League is thriving by leaps and bounds as it enters a new season of PLAY!

The Scouts of the community are certainly taking their motto, “On my Honor” to a new level. These young kids are developing courage, exuding confidence and building character.

The Scripps Ranch Softball Association is committed to building a high quality program that develops female athletes, teaches fundamentals, fosters a love of the game, and promotes excellence in sportsmanship and teamwork.

92130 Magazine get in the scrum! We give you the ins and outs of the San Diego Youth Rugby Club based on feedback from President, Guy Hagen and Treasurer, David Pool.

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31 Easter


february 2|Groundhog Day february 10|Chinese New Year february 14|valentine’s Day february 18|presidents’ Day

Feb. 8 & 9

The Nature Movement with Richard Louv

Pizza Port Brewbies Festival A benefit for the Keep A Breast Foundation.

Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Pizza Port Carlsbad Feb. 8 from 5 – 10 p.m. Feb. 9 from 12 – 5 p.m.



Peter Sprague’s Bop Moderno

Improve Your Game with Chris Byrd Men’s health symposium featuring Olympic silver medalist and two-time world heavyweight champion, Chris Byrd.


Coastal Communities Concert Band 30th Anniversary Concert Carlsbad Community Church 2 p.m.

23 Free Compost and Vermicompost Basics Workshop The Flower Fields 9 – 11 a.m.


Tri-City Wellness Center 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Museum of Making Music 7 p.m.

Carlsbad High School Band Concert Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center 7 p.m.


Carlsbad High School ASB Annual Talent Show Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center 7 p.m.

march 10|daylight saving Time begins march 17|st. patrick’s day march 20|spring begins march 31|easter


2013 Temple Solel’s Annual Gala Reception, silent auction, live auction, dinner and dancing.

14 – 16

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Aviara Oaks Middle School Drama Department

Carlsbad Cultural Sheraton Carlsbad Arts Center 6 – 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday 7 p.m. | Saturday 1 p.m. Want to promote your event? log on to to submit an event!

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Feb. 2

4th Annual Mitchell Thorp 5K Walk/Run Poinsettia Park – Thorp Field | 9 a.m.

Feb. 2 – 3

4 Annual Premier Cup Competitive Soccer Tournament th

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Feb. 9 11th Annual Magdalena Ecke YMCA Bike-A-Thon Magdalena Ecke YMCA Multi Purpose Gym 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mar. 2

3rd Annual Finish Chelsea’s 5K Run/Walk Balboa Park 7:30 a.m. | Cost: $35 Adults | $20 Students

Mar. 3

Senorita Century Women’s Ride from Del Mar to Carlsbad. Canyon Crest Academy| 7 a.m.

Mar. 18 – 24 2013 Kia Classic

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort kia-classic.aspx

Mar. 30

2013 Accenture Ironman 70.3 California Oceanside Harbor | 7 a.m.

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Feb. 2

Feb. 2

Carlsbad Softball Association Opening Day

Carlsbad Youth Baseball Roster Day

Feb. 15

Feb. 23 – Mar. 30

Begins Carlsbad Pop Warner Football and Cheer Online Registration begins

Carlsbad Lightning Soccer 2013 Junior World Cup Winter League

7 a.m.

Week of Feb. 25 Through Apr. 1 Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Tryouts U10 - U14

Spring 2013 Carlsbad Youth Volleyball Registration

Times and locations TBA

(dates & events subject to change) Have a Sporting Event? log on to to submit it!

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Driving Force Renny Brown Brings Great Golf and the Kia Classic to Aviara by wynne love | photos by Soul of Photography


s Director of Golf at the Aviara Golf Club, Renny Brown loves spending his days in such a gorgeous location. Based in San Marcos, he admitted, “I consider Aviara and Carlsbad my home away from home. The collection of par 3’s at Aviara is truly remarkable, both from a perspective of challenging the golfer and providing beautiful scenery.” A native San Diegan, Renny has spent a lot of time on the golf course. “I was introduced to the game by my dad,” he reflected, “but didn’t start playing seriously until my senior year of high school. My handicap would by my three children,” he laughed. In truth, Renny plays to a zero handicap, but with three children, ages 3, 6, and 8, he doesn’t get as much time on the course as he used to. “Time away from work consists of weekends spent with the kids at the soccer and baseball fields,” he shared, “sometimes even the golf course, although rabbits and squirrels are much more interesting to them than playing golf.”

But even if Renny doesn’t spend much personal time on the course, he knows what makes a great golfing experience and is determined to make that available to his Aviara guests. “Playing golf at Aviara is a journey that takes a golfer through a botanical garden,” described Renny. “Golfers are met along the way by our Player Assistants, who offer to sweeten their round with a tootsie pop. At the end of a round, a warm towel to wipe their hands and face is offered along with fresh baked cookies from our pastry department.” This year, Renny is excited to be bringing an LPGA event to the club. The Kia Classic, featuring 144 of the best female golfers from around the world, will be held at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort the week of March 18th. Renny is delighted that Aviara will now be home to the Classic, and looks forward to welcoming locals and visitors on to the spectacular course. “From a fan’s perspective, I think it will be very interesting to see what the scores are like and how the ladies will try to attack the golf course, specifically on the greens,” offered Renny. 

Name: Age: Community: Profession:

Renny Brown 42 Aviara, Carlsbad Director of Golf, Aviara Golf Club (1997 – Present) Family: Wife Kelly, Kids – Carter (8), Riley (6), Peytie (3)

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Carry Yourself With Grace Celebrating the Miss Carlsbad Scholarship Pageant by KELLEY GUSICH


s she wraps up her year as Miss Carlsbad 2012, Katie Lowman shared some history and current information with us about upcoming news for the 2013 Miss Carlsbad and Teen Miss Carlsbad Scholarship Pageants. The first Miss Carlsbad, Suzanne Daugherty, was crowned in 1952, and the Pageant has been a rewarding and educational community event ever since. Winners are awarded a $2,000 check, but the real rewards are much greater: improvement in public speaking skills and general deportment, education in community service and connection to the city, and volunteerism to help the Lion’s Club raise money for the Pageant. Katie has spent four years involved in the pageant as a runner-up ‘princess’ before she won the crown, and although all of the events she spent involving kids were the most gratifying, she was recently filled with pride to attend a City Council meeting with her court to present at $1,000 check to Mayor Hall for the Carlsbad Library. Katie also explained, “The years I spent as a princess were truly fulfilling and I made a ton of friends!” The Lion’s Club is the world’s largest service organization, and as Katie shared, “The Lions

make the Pageant such a success because of the hard work they do year-round—they help us with our venue, stage props, and lighting.” Katie will be there the night of the Pageant, helping contestants with hair, makeup, and support, “And of course,” she said, “I will be crowning the new Miss Carlsbad!” Katie is now pursuing a nursing degree, so when her reign is up she’ll be climbing the ladder to become an RN. Ladies who are interested in entering the Pageant have a few requirements: they must be between 13 and 17 to enter the teen pageant, or 17 to 24 to enter the Miss division. The Miss Carlsbad winners and runners-up then become city ambassadors—they help the Lion’s Club raise money for the community, (such as sight impaired), go to ribbon-cuttings, grand openings, and charity events, and basically connect to the city. Simply print entry forms from and submit them to Director Elaine Brammell. The pageant would also greatly appreciate volunteers, who can email the director at Make it your year to be involved with the Miss Carlsbad Scholarship Pageant in any way you can. It’s all about community! ¢

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Resist Cyber Attacks Special submission by “Cyber Cop” Glenn Jacobs, BSEE, Cybersecurity Engineer

What is ‘Wireless Internet” ?

“Wireless Internet” (or “Wi-Fi”) is a popular system for granting Internet access to workstations, laptops, iPads, iPods, and even cell phones (to speed data downloads) using radio waves for distances of up to 300 – 800 feet. Wi-Fi systems are now used in a great number of people’s homes and businesses because of the convenience and cost reduction resulting from not having to run Internet cables all through the building. The key security element of a Wi-Fi network is the “wireless router” which functions as your Internet radio transmitter. Wi-Fi security is absolutely esssential and there are many ways to keep your systems from being curropted or exposed.

Why is Wi-Fi security important ? What if I don’t do banking or pay invoices online? Regardless of how you use your Internet connection, an insecure Wi-Fi system can expose you to the following risks: • Your email and “chat” messages may be intercepted. • Private information, including the exchange of family photos and medical data, may be intercepted. • Your website visits may be intercepted. • You may be legally liable for unauthorized usage of your Wi-Fi system. Criminals may use your transmitter to illicit downloads or for hacking into other people’s systems.

How do I prevent my Wi-Fi system from being attacked? 1. Follow the intructions in your router’s user manual and be sure to password-protect and “encrypt” your Wi-Fi system. This way, your laptops, iPads, and other devices you authorize must “log-in” to access the Internet. Also, the “encryption” choice will help security by making your transmissions unintelligible to eavesdroppers. 2. Following the Router User instructions, turn off the radio “broadcast” of your Wi-Fi logon username. This will make your home/office Wi-Fi system harder to spot from arovong hacker’s laptop. 3. Set your Wi-Fi Router to permit wireless Internet access only to specific laptops and devices that you authorize. 4. Keep your Wi-Fi Router’s software periodically updated. 5. Keep your laptop’s anti-virus and internal firewall software updated on a daily basis. A detailed description of procedures for updating your home/ business computer security can be found in Glenn’s book, Is Your Computer Bugged? February | March 2013 • • 15


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Megan Leigh is Making Her Dreams Come True as La Costa Canyon’s Freshman Class President by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Soul of Photography


ver since Megan Leigh was in sixth grade, she dreamed of becoming involved in ASB at La Costa Canyon (LCC). In fall 2012, that dream came true when she became President of the freshman class. “I am so lucky to be a part of such an amazing group of people. My oldest brother, Chris, was President of his class for all four of his high school years and [going to] events, such as homecoming parades and end-of-the-year activities, during that time led me to want to be a part of ASB,” explained Megan. She is such a natural leader and so thoroughly enjoys the experience that classmates have joked that she came out of the womb wanting to be in ASB. Megan lightheartedly agrees, stating that she has loved being a leader and planning events since she was little. Megan also runs cross country and track and field and is involved in several clubs at LCC. According to Megan, if there is a way to be involved with the school, she is there and ready to participate. “LCC gives students the ability to connect with other people with

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Megan Leigh 14 La Costa Canyon High School 9th Julie and Craig Chris (19), Tyler (17), and Ryan (14)

similar interests. The possibilities of involvement and wide variety of learning opportunities allow students to experience high school in whatever way they desire,” said Megan. Megan has three brothers, including a twin. She cites her oldest brother, Chris, as her inspiration. “His determination to get amazing grades and his drive to excel in sports and activities inspires me to go out and do the same. I am so lucky to have a brother like him. He makes me a better person every day, and I wouldn’t be the same happy person Whether I become a dermatologist or an orthopedic I am today without him,” declared Megan. She enjoys surgeon, I’ve always wanted to spending time with her help people. I love the aspect brothers and her parents, especially for family dinners that I could meet and assist going out and about in new people every day and have and the Carlsbad community. something different to do when During her spare time, Megan loves going to the I go to work.” ~ Megan Leigh Valley Club, shopping with her friends and learning new and unique skills, such as unicycle riding. In looking to the future, Megan is drawn to the medical field. “Whether I become a dermatologist or an orthopedic surgeon, I’ve always wanted to help people. I love the aspect that I could meet and assist new people every day and have something different to do when I go to work,” related Megan. And with her leadership, planning and people skills, there’s no doubt that Megan will be a success at whatever she pursues. 

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FOol-proof roasted

chicken Ingredients 4 ½ - 5 lb. 1 1 1 Tbsp.

Chicken Lemon Onion (with skin on) Brandy A bunch of fresh rosemary or thyme Salt & pepper A pan that can go from stove-top to oven that is slightly larger than the chicken (recommendation: 10” pan)

Preparation: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.


Pre-heat oven to 475 degrees and move rack to the upper 1/3 of the oven. Remove any of the gizzards and neck from inside the chicken. Cut off the tail and the “claw” that is sometimes on the wing. Also remove any excess fatty flesh that is sometimes around the cavity opening. Wash and dry, using paper towels, the chicken inside and out. *It’s very important that the chicken is dry so it does not steam when put in the pan. Salt and pepper the chicken inside and outside, adding more salt to the thicker parts of the breast and thighs vs. the wings. Make a “pocket” with your finger under the skin of the breasts and thighs and put a sprig or two of the fresh herbs under the skin. Cut lemon and onion (leave skin on the onion) into quarters and put as much as you can fit into the cavity along with a bunch of the fresh herbs you are using, either rosemary or thyme. Tie the legs together with cooking twine.

Cooking: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Put dry pan (no oil) on the stove top on high getting the pan very hot. Put the chicken into the pan breast-side-up. Allow it to sizzle for two minutes and put and then put it straight into oven for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes, turn the chicken thigh-side-up and put it back into the oven for 20 minutes. After the 20 minutes, turn the chicken back to breast-side-up for a final ten minutes. When cooking time is completed, remove the chicken from the pan and tent it loosely with foil on a plate for ten minutes.

Finishing Touch: Separate the fat from the top of the pan juices. Add about 1/3 cup of water and about 1 Tbsp. of brandy. Heat to a simmer on the stove top while scraping any browned bits off the sides of the pan and into the pan juices. Also, once the chicken has rested and been carved, any of those juices on the plate can be added to this. Pour the pan juices over the served chicken and enjoy with quinoa, risotto, roasted vegetables, or a salad.

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about the chef Name of Chef: Brooke Woolf Age: 44 Family Members: Peter (husband), Sydney (step-daughter), Aiden (son/6) Community of Residence: Rancho Carrillo Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, exercising, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Favorite Local Activity: Anything outdoors About the Recipe: This is a fool-proof chicken but I have also called it “Friday chicken” as I used to prepare this every Friday night when my step-daughter would arrive to our house from her Mom’s for the weekend. It always turns out delicious and it is like a “food hug”. It’s just good...every time. About the Chef: I, like most of ~ Brooke Woolf my friends, am a wife, mother and homemaker. I love where we live. Being a Chicago-area transplant (25 years ago), there still is not a winter day that goes by here in San Diego that I can’t appreciate. Our home faces west and we enjoy beautiful daily sunsets. It is living the dream. I enjoy cooking mostly because I have an appreciative husband who is happy to try any new recipe I tackle. To me, it is the best to have a wonderful meal with some amazing wine in the company of my family. ¢

It always turns out delicious and it is like a “food hug”. It’s just good...every time.”

Jewısh FILM Festival 23rd annual

February 7–17

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San Diego Premiere Melting Away

San Diego Premiere

San Diego Premiere Sonny boy

Roman Polanski: A film Memoir

Hava Nagila: The Movie

Joe Papp in five Acts

NORTH COUNTY FILM SCHEDULE CITY OF CARLSBAD LIBRARY – DOVE LIBRARY Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Feb 12 • 5:00 PM Closed Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Feb 12 • 7:30 PM Under African Skies (FREE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 13 • 6:00 PM Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League’s New York . . . .Feb 13 • 8:30 PM Joe Papp in Five Acts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Feb 14 • 5:00 PM Bottle in the Sea of Gaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Feb 14 • 7:30 PM City of Carlsbad Library — Dove Library 1775 dove lane, Carlsbad, Ca 92011 (760) 602-2049

EDWARDS SAN MARCOS STADIUM 18 One Day, After Peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 9 • 6:20 PM Melting Away . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 9 • 8:15 PM Sonny Boy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 10 • 2:00 PM Blank Bullet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 10 • 7:00 PM Hava Nagila: The Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 16 • 6:20 PM Paris-Manhattan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 16 • 8:15 PM edwards San Marcos Stadium 18 1180 W. san Marcos blvd., san Marcos, Ca 92069 (next to restaurant row) (760) 471-3734

box office (858) 362-1348 | You’re Invited to two new North County Film Festival Celebrations! Bring your friends and fellow film buffs or just come solo and meet and mingle with some new North County neighbors . Enjoy two evenings or pick the one which best suits your schedule . We look forward to meeting you!


Mexican Fiesta Style! Sunday, February 10 • 4:30 pm

Community Reception

Cocina Del Charro, 1020 West San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92069 (Located next to cinema in restaurant row)

City of Carlsbad Library – Dove Library • 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Thursday, February 14 • 9:15 pm

Light Mexican Hors d’oeuvres, no-host bar, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and the opportunity to meet and hear from the Film Festival staff and committee chairs .

FREE complimentary reception in the meeting room following the screening of A Bottle in the Sea of Gaza .

Admission: $20 (includes Sunday film screening at San Marcos) Space Limited, RSVP at Box Office: 858.362.1348 with film ticket purchase .


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the Navy family settles in sunny carlsbad

by amy lehrer | photos by Soul of Photography


ix months ago the US Navy transferred the Rausa family to La Costa Greens in Carlsbad, a transfer they had requested since Zeno, a commander, is retiring in July after twenty-one years of service. They are overjoyed to be living in a safe, welcoming, beautiful area surrounded by great parks and schools. Unlike most military families who have to move every two to three years, the Rausa family has been lucky. They’ve moved twice to NAS Lemoore, once to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and now to their retirement location in sunny Carlsbad. Zeno

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Parents: Community: Year moved: Parents Hometown:

Adelle and Zeno Rausa La Costa Greens August 2012 Zeno: Jacksonville, FL; Adelle: Darwin, Australia Parents Occupation: Zeno: Naval Aviator; Adelle: Stylist Children: Maddie (11) Aviara Oaks Middle, Jackie (9) Poinsettia Elementary, Zeke (8) Poinsettia Elementary Pets: Dog and brown bunny

flew F/A-18 Hornets his entire career, completed seven six to eight month deployments to the Middle East that separated him from his wife for five of the fifteen years they’ve been married, and commanded a hornet squadron of two hundred people. Adelle, a dual citizen of the United States and Australia, has had a varied career that has included corporate marketing and design, web design, technology instruction, and real estate. She and other navy spouses founded Homecoming Trunk Shows, a business for military spouses that is home-based, fun, and flexible, perfect for working around family schedules. Adelle explained, “Through home trunk shows and online parties, Homecoming brings affordable fashions, jewelry, and handbags to women across the world.” Adelle also mentioned, “In a few short months I have shared [Homecoming Trunk Shows] with hundreds of women in North County.” Due to the flexibility afforded to Homecoming stylists, Adelle is able to volunteer at Poinsettia Elementary and pursue her California real estate license, which she will obtain in March. The Rausa family enjoys their free time. They surf, camp, make bonfires on the beach, garden, hike, travel, dine out, and play Minecraft together. Eleven-year-old, Maddie, makes movies and swims competitively, nine-year-old, Jackie, dances and surfs, and eight-year-old, Zeke, plays basketball and soccer. Zeno is an avid daily surfer, and Adelle loves to cook. She is known especially for her world famous Pavlova, a meringue dessert with a crisp crust and soft, light inside named after the Russian ballet dancer, Anna Pavlova. Their family admits to having two favorite foods: chocolate and chocolate mint ice cream. Adelle reveals, “You have to hide [the chocolate] if you want to savor the stash.” And the ice cream is served in a bowl with a big splash of milk to form a Rausa style milk shake. 

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Chelsea’s Light

Chelsea King and Chelsea’s Light Foundation Continue to Inspire by WYNNE LOVE


helsea King is close to the hearts of North County residents. Since her tragic death in 2010, Chelsea’s parents, Brent and Kelly King, have worked not just to honor her loss, but to celebrate her life. They fought to pass Chelsea’s Law, which has created harsher penalties and tighter restrictions on criminals who prey on children, and they continue to spread love in her name through the Chelsea’s Light Foundation. The Foundation supports the Kings’ efforts to expand Chelsea’s Law to other states and awards academic and “joie de vivre” scholarships to students who embody the attributes Chelsea demonstrated so proudly. A senior at Poway High, Chelsea had a reputation for stewardship. “She was a devout vegetarian and cared deeply about the impact we had on our planet,” explained Robin Liszewski, Executive Director of Chelsea’s Light Foundation. Chelsea’s Run is about celebrating that legacy. The annual 5K, dubbed Finish Chelsea’s Run, is a tradition started by community members touched by the tragedy. On March 20th, 2010, 3,500 people gathered together to finish the run Chelsea started on February 25th at the Rancho Bernardo Community Park. “The original grass-roots ‘Finish Chelsea’s Run’ was such a moving and healing experience for the community that Kelly and Brent King decided to make it an official, annual tradition in San Diego,” said Liszewski. The FCR, scheduled this year for Saturday, March 2nd, is now the main source of funds for the Foundation. Last year, the run had 5,000 participants and raised $120,000,

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funding 11 Sunflower Scholarships. “Thanks to tremendous community support for the past two years,” stated Liszewski proudly, “we have surprised our recipients by doubling the amount of their expected award in addition to other surprises like new lap top computers.” Organizers honor Chelsea by working to make the run a green event, asking participants to bring their own refillable water bottle and providing refilling stations along the course. FCR also includes many “Chelsea-esque elements,” as Liszewski described, including sunflowers and favorite quotes along the race course as well as a children’s book drive. “In the spirit of friendly competition, awards will be presented (and bragging rights bestowed) to the largest corporate, school, community, law enforcement and military teams,” noted Liszewski. ¢

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:::: COMMUNITY STUFF 2013 San Diego Women’s Week

Women from San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino counties will be in attendance during 2013 San Diego Women’s Week – a week of happenings with the purpose of inspiring and educating women on a vast range of areas that will affect their lives. Women’s Week begins with a Women and Wine Networking event on Monday, Mar. 11 that includes wine tasting, networking, inspirational speakers, and unique shopping from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Bernardo Winery. On Wednesday, Mar. 13, PGA Golf Professional, Tina Mickelson, will head up the Regional Connect Networking event that’s open to men and women from 5 – 7 p.m. at Hewlett-Packard in Rancho Bernardo. Sharp Rees-Stealy hosts An Evening of Women and Health with complimentary health screenings on Thursday, Mar. 14 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. with guest speaker Dr. Eunice Sanchez-Mata. The annual San Diego Women’s Week Conference wraps up on Friday, Mar. 15 at the New Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with headliner Deepak, Chopra, M.D., along with multiple other speakers including Colleen Hensley, Kim Coles, Wilma Owens, Dr. Eunice Sanchez-Mata, and more. For more information call 858-4871767 or visit

Jewish Community Foundation Announces Jeffrey D. Sollender Business and Philanthropic Youth Entrepreneurship Elyse K. Sollender has created the Jeffrey D. Sollender Business and Philanthropic Youth Entrepreneurship Scholarship Program at the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego in memory of her late husband, Jeff Sollender, a renaissance man who always put his family first. Scholarships will recognize innovative, collegebound students who have created and maintained their own commercial or social enterprises. “Jeff was a highly accomplished and creative entrepreneur with boundless energy and optimism who was always available to help others in pursuit of their dreams,” said Elyse Sollender. Scholarships from the fund are available to graduating high school seniors of all faiths in San Diego who are planning to attend two or four-year colleges or universities. Eligible students must be actively involved in running their own small businesses or social ventures for at least one year. Students must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Scholarship funds may be applied to the cost of college tuition and books. For more information about the scholarship, visit or contact Sharyn Goodson at 858-279-2740.

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Executive Briefings Offered to Improve Sales Effectiveness Sales Growth Associates (SGA), LLC, a local sales and management training company, has joined forces with Sandler Training, an international training organization dedicated to improving sales and sales management skills, to open a new office at 2173 Salk Avenue, Suite 250, Carlsbad. “During these tough economic times, most companies are looking for better ways to compete, explains Rob Swette, managing partner at SGA/Sandler Training. “Sales training and coaching provide near instantaneous results to companies that are serious about improvement.” SGA/Sandler Training is currently offering monthly executive briefings that help sales executives understand the traditional “buyerseller dance,” its challenges and how to overcome them in nontraditional ways to improve sales effectiveness. The current schedule and details are available at The new SGA/Sandler Training Carlsbad office can be reached at 760-579-7316, or

Girls on the Run Registration for Spring 2013

The spring season of Girls on the Run of San Diego (GOTRSD) is now open and runs until Mar. 7th. Fees run $160 per girl, which includes twenty 75-minute practice sessions, a GOTRSD t-shirt and water bottle, all supplies and an entry to the GOTRSD Sparkle and Shine 5K. Girls on the Run stands by their mission – “to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living” – by teaching 3rd – 8th grade girls self-respect and healthy living. For more information on registration visit, or email Annie at

Love, Laughter, and Life After Fifty

In her new book No Rocking Chairs Yet: The Default Setting for Life After Fifty Just Got Kicked Down the Beach!, local author Rina Torri invites readers to join the conversation as three dynamic fifty-plus women walk and talk along the beautiful SoCal beaches. The friends’ discussions are interspersed with heartfelt email letters as well as humorous blogs about everything from hairdresser calamities to diet frustrations. In a unique presentation, the book has its own theme song, called “Our Time,” composed by pop jazz singer/songwriter Anna Wilson, which can be heard on the author’s website at Torri will be signing copies of her latest book at Warwick’s Bookstore in La Jolla on Sunday, Feb. 17th from 12 – 2 p.m.

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San Diego Children’s Choir Honored as 2012 Top-Rated Non-Profit

The San Diego Children’s Choir (SDCC) announced that it has been honored with a prestigious 2012 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. Donna Icenhower, executive director of the San Diego Children’s Choir, explained, “We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including our SDCC Neighborhood Choir program expansion, new rehearsal site location in Lake Murray and spectacular holiday performances.” The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews the San Diego Children’s Choir received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. “We are gratified by San Diego Children’s Choir for its work,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “They deserve to be discovered by more donors and volunteers who are looking for a great nonprofit to support.”

Upcoming Carlsbad Composting Events

Join the Solana Center for a free workshop on the basics of composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms) on Saturday, Feb. 23 rd from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Carlsbad Flower Fields, at 5704 Paseo del Norte. Through in-class discussion and a hands-on demonstration, workshop participants will learn how to start a successful home composting bin. The workshop is free thanks to the generous support of the City of Carlsbad. For more information, visit In April, Solana Center will host the Carlsbad Master Composter course – a unique opportunity to develop a more indepth understanding of the composting process and to be trained in sharing this knowledge and passion with others. Held at Harold E. Smerdu Community Garden in Carlsbad, the course is a combination of hands-on activities and in-classroom discussion, where attendees hone their composting skills, learn about the variety and adaptability of decomposition methods, and gain valuable insight into the many benefits of composting. For more information or to register, visit

San Replenishment Complete in Carlsbad

by SANDAG As part of a massive beach sand replenishment project managed by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), eight of the region’s beaches were infused with more than 1.5 million cubic yards of clean, high-quality sand. Three of the local beaches received new sand between October and December 2012. Approximately 106,000 cubic yards of new sand was placed on Batiquitos Beach just south of Ponto Beach. Here, more than 1,500 feet of coastline from the Batiquitos Lagoon mouth to the bluff-backed area of the beach was replenished. Sand was also placed in South Carlsbad just south of Palomar Airport Road to the southern end of Oceanview Drive. Here, approximately 140,000 cubic yards of new sand was placed on 2,000 feet of beach. In North Carlsbad, approximately 218,000 cubic yards of new sand was spread on 3,000 feet of beach. Replenishment began near the Grand Avenue beach access point and moved south toward Carlsbad Village Drive. Placement then turned north and ended near the Buena Vista Lagoon mouth in early December. “Without intervention, our shoreline would be greatly diminished,” SANDAG Executive Director Gary Gallegos said. “By rebuilding severely eroded beaches, we are not just supporting our economy and protecting our quality of life, we also are providing a better buffer against high tides and storm surges that can damage coastal property.” The project was made possible in part through funding from the California Department of Boating and Waterways, as well from the participating cities of Carlsbad, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, Oceanside, and Solana Beach. Visit to view photo albums from each replenishment site.

Olympic Medalist and Two-Time World Heavyweight Championship to Speak in Carlsbad Tri-City Medical Center presents Improve Your Game: A Men’s Health Symposium with keynote speaker – Olympic silver medalist and 2-time world heavyweight champion, Chris Byrd. On Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., the general public is invited to join in for the free event and complimentary breakfast and gourmet lunch at Tri-City Wellness Center, 6250 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. Expert medical presentations include: Vitamin E Knee by Dr. James Helgager; DaVinci Surgeries by Dr. Paul Mazur, Dr. Adam Fierer and Dr. Bradley Frasier; Mazor Spine Surgery by Dr. Payam Moazzaz; and Sexual Health and Testosterone Therapies. Activities and exhibits, such as a classic car show, golf swing analysis, “Test Drive our Robots” – an interactive robotic surgical exhibit, a putting green provided by The Crossings, and more will keep guests entertained. RSVPs are appreciated at or by calling 855-222-8262.

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percent of Pacific Academy students achieve honor roll status. In addition, students receive individualized college counseling to provide all the support they need through the college application process.

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gem a hidden

Inside the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park


eo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park is a hidden gem in the community with such a rich history. The 27-acre canyon hosts hand-crafted adobe buildings, antique windmills, a reflecting pool, a modern Visitor’s Center and Theater, and many historical structures where visitors can explore and experience California history. Whether you are a nature lover, a scout ready to earn a merit badge, a family who wants to discover the five miles of trails, a bride looking for a lovely place to be married or a fan of Pancho from the favorite TV sitcom, Cisco Kid, there truly is something for everyone at the ranch. Charles Balteria, the Recreation Supervisor for the City of Carlsbad, shared with us the history of the ranch, events to put on your calendar and the reasons how and why the ranch is now designated as a historic national landmark.

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with Recreation Supervisor, Charles Balteria

92009: What is the history behind Leo Carrillo Ranch? Balteria: In the late 1800s and early 1900s the

that embodied and perpetuated the spirit of his

site currently known as Leo Carrillo Ranch was

of flagstone patios and towering California pepper

a working ranch owned by the Kelly family. In the

trees, and share the hospitality and warmth of early

1930s, the ranch was bought by actor Leo Carrillo

California with his family, friends, and the many

(best known for his role as Pancho on the Cisco Kid

hundreds of visitors that descended upon the ranch

television series). Rancho de los Quiotes (Ranch of

for his legendary fiestas.

ancestors. Through the construction of the ranch, Carrillo could surround himself with the memories

the Spanish Daggers) represented a man’s dream

them in the dirt. Carrillo built the structures you

92009: How did the Park gain status of being a historic park? Balteria: After moving to Carlsbad in 1985, Alan

currently see at the ranch between 1937 to 1940.

Kindle and his wife, Joan, took a special interest in

He preserved the original walls of the 1880s Kelly

the former home of Mr. Carrillo. Mr. Kindle hoped

family adobe and incorporated them into the newly

that the ranch might one day be opened as a public

designed main hacienda.

park. His vision led him to form the Friends of Carrillo

to connect with the proud memories of his past. Mr. Carrillo conceived the buildings’ designs by drawing

Ranch, Inc., to generate community awareness and The City of Carlsbad acquired the property in 1978

support for preserving and protecting the ranch. Kindle

and has since stabilized, preserved and restored the

was successful in getting the Ranch designated as

property. The park opened to the public in 2003.

a California State Historic Landmark as well as being listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

92009: Who is Leo Carrillo and why was the park named after him? Balteria: As a child, Leopoldo Antonio Carrillo traveled frequently from his parent’s home in Santa

92009: How long has the historic park been open to the public? Balteria: The City of Carlsbad acquired the property

Monica, California, to visit the nearby Rancho that

in 1978 but the park did not open to the public until

belonged to his Tío (Uncle) Machado. These early

August, 2003. By the late 1970’s the property had

visits made a profound impression on the young

fallen into a state of disrepair and was unsafe for

Carrillo; the warm and inviting feeling of the thick,

visitors. With the help of the Friends of Carrillo Ranch

sun-dried adobe brick walls, the handmade red tile

Inc., the City of Carlsbad developed the Carrillo

roofs, the aroma of wood smoke emanating from the

Ranch Master Plan in 1997, which has served as the

fireplaces, and the sights and sounds of the brightly

guiding document for the restoration and operation

colored peafowl that freely roamed the property fueled

of the ranch as a park. The master plan broke the

his dreams. Carrillo’s fond recollections persisted

development of the park into three phases.

into adulthood and eventually inspired him to create a rancho of his own, a special retreat from the hectic

Phase I took place in the early 1990’s and included

pace of life on a Hollywood movie set.

the structural stabilization of the most important buildings to preserve and protect them for future

For Carrillo, Rancho de los Quiotes was not simply

restoration work.

just a reconstruction of an authentic Spanish Rancho, it was a continuation of the proud California traditions

Phase II was completed by the City of Carlsbad

included the addition of important infrastructure such

92009: What is the most rewarding part about your job? Balteria: As the city nears the time when most of

as roads, parking, walkways, building stabilization

the major development is complete, open and historic

and renovation, landscaping, signage and many

places like Carrillo Ranch are critical to preserving

improvements to accommodate public use.

our community’s culture and quality of life. I hope

just before the Park open to the public in 2003. Projects completed during this restoration phase

annual events at

that by building an appreciation for local history with

the ranch

Proposed Phase III projects will include the restoration

our guests, they too will take an active role in helping

Carrillo Ranch Film Festival

of the cantina, equipment shed, blacksmith shop,

to preserve and protect other historic places for

On Friday evenings during August and September,

carriage house and water tank. A botanical garden,

future generations to enjoy. Mr. Carrillo also cared

the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation

picnic areas, trails and restroom facility are also planned

very deeply for his native State of California. For 17

Department presents the Friday Night Film Festival

to enhance the visitor’s experience of the ranch.

years, Mr. Carrillo was a member of the California

at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park. Exact dates

State Parks and Beaches Commission where he was

and movies to be screened are determined on an

instrumental in setting aside thousands of acres of

annual basis. Attendees are invited to bring a low

land for parks that we enjoy today.

back chair, flashlight, and a blanket to watch rare

92009: What are some of amenities the park has to offer to visitors? Balteria: Carrillo Ranch offers guests:

historic films from the Golden Age of Hollywood

92009: If you could enhance the park in any way, what would you like to see happen? Balteria: I am personally looking forward to seeing

featuring Leo Carrillo. Visitors may bring a picnic, or

the phase III improvements, which likely will include

tours, and admission to the event is free of charge.

• Picnic areas set amongst magnificent landscape

a native botanic garden and some additional walking

Advanced reservations are required for this popular

• A new Visitor Center inside the recently restored

trails on the western side of the park. Currently this

event. Films start promptly at sunset, beginning

area is not accessible to the public. Once these

with a showing of an episode of the popular Cisco

enhancements are completed in the coming years,

Kid television series.

• A free self-guided walking tour of the historic Rancho • Free guided walking tours of on Saturdays and Sundays

hay barn featuring a 13 minute orientation film

refreshments are sold on site to benefit the Carrillo Ranch Trust Fund. The Hacienda is open for

92009: What is unique about the park compared to other historic parks? Balteria: Mr. Carrillo’s tenure on the property

guests will be able to learn more about the native they explore one of the most captivating sections of

Wild West Fest

provides a unique local history connection to

the park.

In May, the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation

plant and animal species that call the ranch home as

Department presents the Wild West Fest at Leo

Hollywood. Carrillo Ranch is a registered California

Carrillo Ranch Historic Park. The event is designed

several popular community events, including the

92009: Tell us about the tours that are offered to visitors. Balteria: Our guided tours are led by one of

Wild West Fest each May, a popular film series in the

our friendly staff members or docents. From the

and safe atmosphere in which families can learn

summer and Holiday at the Ranch each December.

parking lot, guests stroll down Palm Lane towards

about different cultures and to provide quality family

Leo Carrillo’s Hacienda. Along the way, they will

entertainment. Activities include salsa tasting, food

92009: Tell us about the Rancho Carrillo Trail and its connection with the citywide trail system. Balteria: The City of Carlsbad has an extensive

be introduced to local and California history. At the

vendors, cultural demonstrations, crafts for kids,

Hacienda, guests will have the opportunity to tour

guided tours of the historic Hacienda, refreshments

inside the rooms and view our exhibit “Leo Carrillo’s

and entertainment.

public trails system, with more than 46 miles of

surrounding gardens, guests will visit Leo’s wife’s

trails throughout the city. The entire length of the

private art studio followed by the Cantina, Carriage

Holiday at the Rancho

Ranch Carrillo Trail is approximately five miles and

House and stables. Tours conclude at the Visitor

On the first Saturday of December, the City

is divided by Melrose Drive with two closed loop

Center inside the recently restored Hay Barn for an

of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department

routes; one on each side of Melrose Drive. The trail

opportunity to view our expansive collection of vintage

presents the Holiday at the Rancho. Beauty,

to the east of Melrose Drive connects to the city of

movie posters and purchase some unique souvenirs

nostalgia and family fun have always been a part

San Marcos trail system in the open space corridor at

from the gift shop.

of the annual Holiday at the Rancho event.

State Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Ranch also hosts

to bring families and communities together to enjoy Leo Carrillo Ranch. The goal is to provide a fun

Life and Legacy. “ After visiting the Hacienda and

Families flock to Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park

Carlsbad’s eastern border. The trail west of Melrose Drive connects with the future trails of Bressi Ranch,

Scheduled guided tours are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on

to stroll amongst a gorgeous landscape of brilliant

Villages of La Costa and future trails planned at Alga

Saturdays and noon and 2 p.m. on Sundays, or by

peacocks, romantic hand-crafted adobe buildings

Norte Park. The trail is unpaved with gentle slopes.

reservation. Tours may be modified without notice

decorated in the spirit of the season, antique

due to special events, weddings, conservation or

windmills, and reflecting pool while reveling in

maintenance issues.

a unique variety of holiday festivities.

the park including: educational tours, weddings and

92009: What is the most popular thing visitors come to the park for? Balteria: For most guests, the most popular reason

tree lighting, vendors, crafts for kids, a holiday themed

special events.

for visiting is to see the home of one of their childhood

92009: What is your role as the Recreation Supervisor? Balteria: As the Recreation Supervisor for the City of Carlsbad, I oversee a majority of the programing at

Activities include a handmade craft sale, holiday movie shown under the stars, guided tours of the historic Hacienda, food and entertainment.

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:::: COVER FEATURE photo by Soul of Photography

idols. Even though Leo Carrillo played the role of the sidekick on the Cisco Kid, his

Save America’s Treasures Grant administered by the National Park Service. The

unique style of humor stole the show away from Duncan Renaldo who stared as

stabilization for the Barn included new foundations, roofing, bracing, concrete

the Cisco Kid in the popular series. Most of these guests are shocked to learn that

flooring and other improvements to strengthen and prepare the Barn for further

Leo’s appearance on the Cisco Kid was one of his final roles. When production of

restoration. Work was complicated by the uneven plane of the original barn;

the series started in 1950, Leo was already in his 70s.

the contractor had to lift the walls to install foundations and partially correct the difference. New doors and hardware, a new cupola and an exterior stairway

92009: Tell us about the Barn Theatre Restoration Project and how that came to be such a successful endeavor. Balteria: This project was a joint effort of the City of Carlsbad, the Friends of

completed that phase in 2009.

Carrillo Ranch, Inc., and Save America’s Treasures. It is an outstanding example

“adaptable reuse” of the structure with the addition of interior walls, heating and

of the city working in partnership with outside groups to preserve an important

cooling systems, a restroom, office and storage space. Cedar wood panels that

part of Carlsbad’s history. Restoration began in 2008 and was completed in 2011.

were constructed to mimic the previous barn siding hide insulation and structural

Visitors are now able to gather and watch videos of Carrillo’s life and learn of his

elements. A modern theater sound system and special lighting were added to

importance to national, state and local history. Brightly colored movies posters line

make the transition to the “Kindle Theater” complete. In November 2012, the

the walls of the theater, highlighting some of Carrillo’s roles in nearly 100 movies.

City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department received a Governor’s Historic

The second phase of the restoration, begun in 2010, saw its transition to

Preservation Award for its work to restore the Barn. Carrillo’s original barn, a 30’ x 40’ wood structure completed in 1943, stored hay

contour of the hill. Before stabilization the leaky roof, wood rot, and complete

92009: Do you provide opportunities for students and/or scouts to earn credits, patches, etc..? Balteria: The ranch is a popular destination for scouts to visit to earn their patches

absence of most foundations threatened eventual loss through building collapse.

for local history. Several scouts have additionally completed their Eagle Scout

The Barn Theater Stabilization/Restoration Project was supported in part by a

Projects on site.

and grain and was central to Ranch operations. It was constructed on a partial stone and concrete foundation, with an earthen floor sloping to complement the

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LEO CARILLO RANCH HISTORIC PARK At a Glance Full Name of Park: Location: Website: Email: Phone: Hours of Operation: Tours:

Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park 6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Lane Carlsbad, CA 92009 760-476-1042 Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed on Mondays and City holidays 90 minute guided tours: Saturdays 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Sundays 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

photo by Soul of Photography

92009: How does one volunteer or contribute to the park? Balteria: Volunteers assist in the daily operations by leading tours, greeting guests at the Visitor Center and by assisting with the up-keep of the grounds. Anyone one interested in volunteering at Carrillo Ranch or elsewhere in Carlsbad can contact our City’s Volunteer Coordinator, Sue Irey, at 760-434-2929.

92009: Do you have any unique or interesting facts about the Park to share with our readers? Balteria: • The proper name of the Ranch, Rancho de los Quiotes, means Ranch of the Spanish Daggers in English. • Clark Gable and Carole Lombard were among Leo’s celebrity friends

92009: How is the park funded? Balteria: It is owned and operated by the City of Carlsbad. It is funded out of the city’s General Fund, which is also used to fund everything from public safety services to libraries. In 1990 the Carrillo Ranch Trust Fund was established to receive donations to be used exclusively for educational programs and improvement projects at the Ranch.

that stayed at ranch. • Recently we received a Governor’s Historic Preservation Award for its work to restoring the Barn and converting into a modern Visitor Center and Theater. • The ranch caught the attention of actress Diane Keaton who featured Leo’s Hacienda in her book California Romantica in 2007. 

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Hole in one

Kia Classic Comes to Aviara Golf Resort by Wynne Love


enny Brown, Director of Golf at the Aviara Golf Club, is gearing up for a busy spring. “Our entire resort is extremely excited for the LPGA Kia Classic,” he exclaimed. “We believe hosting the Kia Classic will be a perfect way to showcase what the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club, and Spa has to offer in regards to AAA Five Diamond service and facilities.” As Director of Golf at Aviara since 1997, Renny has always been eager to host an LPGA event at the Resort, and is pleased that the Kia Classic is making Aviara its home. The event, which showcases 144 of the best women golfers around the world, is scheduled for the week of March 18th. “49 of the top 50 players played in the Kia Classic last year,” noted Renny. “A strong field is anticipated again this year which could include Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie, Cristie Kerr, and the 2012 Champion, Yani Tseng.” That means lots of fans, lots of attention, and lots of preparatory work, including extensive room renovations at the Park Hyatt. In addition, the Club and Resort will be showcased on the Golf Channel. As Director of Golf, Renny will be spending many hours coordinating with the Kia Classic Tournament Director, Dennis Baggett. “We will work very closely on all aspects of the event to ensure players, spectators, sponsors, and everyone else involved have a great experience,” assured Renny. Tournament dates are Thursday March 21st thru Sunday March

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24th. Practice rounds can be attended on the 18th and 19th as well as the Pro Am on the 20th. Tickets to the Classic are $20 and can be purchased online at or at the gate. After the tournament, Aviara will be offering a special to all Carlsbad residents: $130 Monday-Thursday and $150 Friday-Sunday, March 25th-April 7th. Simply mention this article when contacting the Golf Shop at 760-603-6900 and enjoy your stay. ¢

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2013 LPGA Kia Classic March 18 – 24, 2013 kiaclassic, Twitter: @LPGAKiaClassic $10-$100 1-888-SEE-LPGA, The Kia Classic features a field of 144 of the best women golfers in the world. Watch as they compete for the $1.7 million purse at the beautiful Park Hyatt Aviara Resort.


Six-Figures moms making it happen at home


ngie Gange, former mortgage broker and mother of three teenage boys, joined Moms Making Six Figures in order to maintain her substantial income while enjoying greater flexibility. Barbara Ryan, on-call emergency room surgeon, joined Moms Making Six Figures so she can have more quality time with her husband and grandson. Michele Martin, mother of four and former VP of Technology for a large real estate firm, joined Moms Making Six Figures so she can create equity in her own business. Stacy Brown, former CPA and single mother, joined Moms Making Six Figures to create more time with her daughter without sacrificing her income.

Moms Making Six Figures team. Each of these amazing women is improving her life in a significant way.” And she insists that anyone who is hard-working and selfmotivated can do it, too. The most attractive thing about the company, says Bartolotta, is the flexibility it offers and the unlimited We have income potential. a business model “We don’t sell that requires no anything and we are not your overhead, no traditional homeinventory and based business,” said Bartolotta. no selling.” “We developed ~ Heidi Bartolotta a business model that requires no Owner overhead, no inventory and no selling.” Sound too good to be true? Bartolotta encourages you to see for yourself. Simply visit www.momsmakingsixfigures. com and submit a request for more information. A professional mentor will contact you and help you get started on your new business – today! ¢

Melanie Hughes, single mother of three, joined Moms Making Six Figures to bridge the gap in monthly expenses without giving up her time at home. Can a mother really stay at home and still make six figures? Heidi Bartolotta, President and owner of Moms Making Six Figures, says the answer is definitely yes! Bartolotta is herself a mother of two who once worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative. She started Moms Making Six Figures Name of Business:, LLC when her husband Owner/President Heidi M. Bartolotta was down-sized. Year of Establishment: 2008 “Just look,” says Website: Bartolotta, “at the Email contact: women featured Phone: 858-837-1505 here. These ladies are just Description: It is essentially a group of women who created a few of the a marketing company in order to supplement and/or replace our full-time incomes dynamic women in a way that builds equity for ourselves rather than our employers. who make up our

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Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Gives Back Locally and Internationally Special submission by JULIE WALKER


arlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary, part of the Rotary International worldwide service organization of men and women which has tackled such massive projects as eradicating polio worldwide and bringing water to Third-World communities, has raised more than $50,000 since July 1st and is distributing them within the community and beyond. So far, this Rotary year, which began July 1st, the Hi-Noon club has been involved with several international projects. Hi-Noon has donated $2,500 for a water project in India, $2,500 for a water filtration system for an elementary school in Tulare County (CA), and $1,500 for solar panels and batteries as part of the club’s ongoing support of a school in Belize. The club has distributed books and supplies to an elementary school in Costa Rica and water filters in Belize, and has pledged $2,500 for a well in Tanzania, in Masai, where there are no roads, and it is 56 miles to the next town. Still, there are many beneficiaries of the the Rotary’s support right here in Carlsbad. “In today’s economic environment,” club President Yvonne Finocchiaro said, “Hi-Noon Rotarians use their minds, their muscles and their money to improve the lives of their neighbors. ‘Service Above Self’ is alive and

well in Carlsbad.” “Service Above Self” is the Rotary motto. Since July 1st, the Club has held a golf tournament to raise funds for scholarships for teens and Marines and co-hosted the annual Carlsbad Oktoberfest with the Carlsbad Rotary Club. The Carlsbad Police and Fire Explorers and the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation have been among the beneficiaries, as well as Jefferson Elementary School, where needy families were given a brighter Christmas. Additionally, MOM project another $7,500 has been Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club distributed to the Carlsbad volunteers helped to rebuild a Education Foundation, La loading dock for the Military Outreach Posada, La Costa Youth Ministry on Camp Pendleton last Organization, Trauma August. Among the volunteers were, Intervention Program (TIP), from left: Faye Bell, Pat Hurley, the Veterans Association of Yvonne Finocchiaro, Mary FritzNorth County, Carlsbad Music Wilson, Rex Wilson and Murphy and Foundation and the Carlsbad Neal Stehly. High Music Festival, among other local groups. Club members have provided hands-on assistance by helping the City with its Batiquitos Lagoon Trail clean-up, the Pendleton Military Outreach Ministries (MOM) with a loading dock repair, and the Carlsbad Christmas Bureau with volunteer efforts, food and gift distributions last December. They also put on a book fair at Jefferson Elementary School and distributed dictionaries to every third-grade student in the Carlsbad school district. ¢ For more information on Hi-Noon Rotary, visit

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AN Artist’s VISION

Cheryl Ehlers Uses Her Passion for Art to Make a Difference in the Community | by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Soul of Photography


heryl Ehlers defines art as “experiences, dreams, thoughts, feelings and passion,” and has dedicated her life to ensuring that aspiring artists have the opportunity to learn, create and grow. An accomplished artist herself, she is involved with many organizations, including Teri Inc., which serves those with autism or other developmental disabilities, the City of Encinitas Art Administration, Artsonia Kids Art Museum, San Dieguito Art Guild and the North County African American Women’s Association, all of which enrich the community and allow her to share her love of art with others. According to Cheryl, her interest in these organizations stems from her “desire to share in their missions to foster art education within local communities and amongst emerging artists.” Cheryl is also the founder of The Stardust Arts, a non-profit visual art instruction program that serves young people in schools and both public and private agencies. Her inspiration for The Stardust Arts came from very special art instructor in her own life, Ms. Moncla. “She believed in my talent and pushed me to create from inside myself and try anything my heart desired,” revealed Name: Age: Community: Volunteer Affiliations:



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Cheryl. Through The Stardust Arts and all of Cheryl’s volunteer endeavors, she strives to impart this same gift to budding artists of all ages. Her firm belief in giving back to the community is also rooted in her own family history. Cheryl’s father was a decorated war hero, and her aunts were fearlessly outspoken civil rights activists. These influences helped Cheryl to understand the importance of using her talents to make a difference in the lives of those around her. “Doing what I love and touching lives is magical and very rewarding,” expressed Cheryl. Before settling in San Diego, Cheryl lived all over Europe; however, she thinks of her life in terms of people and experiences, rather than geographical locations. “Traveling and moving to a new school every two years left me with one thing that was easy to pack, my imagination. I really can’t tell you how many schools I went to or name all the places I lived. I just remember the fascinating people, cultures, traditions and beauty of it all,” explained Cheryl. She has lived in Carlsbad since 1985 and loves the quaint feel of the North County community and the commitment the region has to making the arts accessible to its residents. 

Cheryl Ann Ehlers 59 Carlsbad, CA Teri Inc., Artsonia Kids Art Museum, Carlsbad Village Association, City of Encinitas Art Administration, San Dieguito Art Guild, Oceanside Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art Guild Artists, and North County African American Women’s Association • CITY OF ENCINITAS, ARTS ADMINSITRATION DEPARTMENT, Event Coordinator/Assistant for the 1st Annual Arts Festival • THE STARDUST ARTS, A Visual Art Instruction Program, Owner, Art Director, Instructor • CHERYL’S PARROTISE ART, Impressionist, Contemporary Visual Art, Owner, Artist • SAN DIEGUITO ENGINEERING INC., Engineering, Surveying and Land Planning Firm, Director of Project Processing/Assistant Land Planner 3 brothers, married to Wayne Ehlers, (1) son, also artistic, lives locally.

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Oakley Introduces New Concept Store by TARA PRITCHETT


akley Inc., the world’s leading sport performance eyewear brand, is proud to introduce their latest concept store, located at the University Town Center mall in San Diego. The new location, which opened in September, is a modern retail museum celebrating the brand’s 37-year heritage. Local residents are fortunate to have this store right in their own backyard, as it is only the second of its kind worldwide. In-store displays feature iconic advertising campaigns and products introduced since the launch of the Southern California Company in 1975. “Southern California is an important part of Oakley’s heritage. We enjoy being part of the community and helping San Diego residents with active lifestyles excel in their performance,” says Melissa Purdy, District Manager for Oakley Stores. “The new Oakley concept store offers the latest Oakley technology and innovations, with a unique focus on eyewear customization and customer service; which brings the absolute best Oakley shopping experience to San Diegans.” The store, located in the UTC Mall, includes two Oakley Custom Bars where customers can use interactive touch screen displays to design their own renditions of Oakley eyewear. An in-store environmental chamber allows customers to test their new eyewear against natural elements

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including wind, light and speed. Iconic eyewear on display throughout the 18-piece visual timeline includes Oakley’s Over The Top® sunglasses released in 2000 and the original Medusa goggles that hit the market in 2002. The focus of this innovative Oakley retail concept store is an extensive line of eyewear and hard goods, such as the company’s unrivaled timepiece designs and sports apparel that meld performance, technology and style. Cement boards, with a graphic print, line the interior store walls and hold open cases that showcase eyewear in a museumlike display. The unique storefront features hand-cut metal paneling with full-metal wall displays of apparel and accessories. Store manager Ruben Rubalcaba has been with the company for eight years and invites you to experience something unique on your next trip to the mall. He and his team of nine associates will provide you with a first-hand interactive experience that will have you testing products world-class athletes are using around the globe. The new location can be found at 4485 La Jolla Village Drive. Additional information is available at ¢

Sustainable Homecoming: Returning Veterans Are Getting Schooled in the Local Organic Agricultural Industry by KATHY LOY


or some veterans returning home and looking for a job outside of military service, employment prospects can be bleak. The current economy is not as strong as it was for vets returning from previous wars, and the unemployment rate for veterans is twice the national average. The Veterans Valor Fund strives to provide programs in the agricultural industry, focusing on organic and locally sold produce and agricultural products, in order to assist needy or disabled veterans in California. These programs can be tuition grants, training programs, business grants and loans or funding for greenhouses. 4S Ranch resident and Treasurer of the Veterans Valor Fund (VVF), Daron Edwards, explains that the VVF “exists to support active duty and retired military individuals getting trained, educated and properly certified in the sustainable agricultural industry. This will enable them to establish their own business so they can get on their feet financially.” He and the other founders of the VVF got the idea from a program that started in Escondido called

Archi’s Acres, Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training program which is an “entrepreneurial incubator” for transitioning veterans. Archi’s Acres has trained over 100 veterans for careers in sustainable agriculture and other sectors in the food supply chain. Daron, a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors in Rancho Bernardo, says that providing veterans this kind of help has its benefits. “Giving back, in a tangible way, to these brave men and women warriors who have risked their lives to secure our freedom and seeing them discover the possibilities of being their own boss and being financially independent is rewarding,” said Daron. “As is having a way to encourage and support them in chasing their dream. Coming from the financial background of investments and money management it is important for me to participate in guiding these men and women into sustainable careers. Risk is mitigated with proper training and guidance.” The VVF is a non-profit organization that wishes to partner with individuals and

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organizations that want to take part in helping more veterans make a smooth transition to financial independence. Recently, three San Diegans in the auto industry sponsored students to go through a sustainable agricultural program: Joe Allis (Porsche), George Athan (Audi), and Jason Puga (Land Rover) organized by Janet Lawless Christ of Coldwell Banker in Rancho Santa Fe. To donate or become involved in the Veterans Valor Fund, visit their website at ¢

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very dog has its day, and Pups on Parade seemed to be it! Families and their furry friends’ tails were wagging in early December at The Shops at Village Faire on Carlsbad Village Drive. Pets had the opportunity to have their photos taken with Santa by Sebastian Photo, owners took part in an opportunity drawing to benefit SPOT (Saving Pets One At A Time), and all came together for the parade around the Carlsbad village. Lucky dogs! ¢


photo by ALEX SEMEL

photo by Brandy Sebastian

photo by Brandy Sebastian

photo by ALEX SEMEL


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Getting the Most Out of Your Yard this Spring by wynne love


s southern Californians emerge from their mild winter into the cool and often rainy days of early spring, now is a good time to do a little outdoor clean-up so you can lounge in a beautiful and blooming yard come spring. As winter comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to give your yard a head start for spring. Even those of us with few gardening skills can tackle these few easy steps, shared by local experts. Feed Me, Seymour! David Ross, Senior Manager of the Walter Anderson Nursery in Poway, confirmed that February is the ideal time to fertilize and amend your soil, leaving it full of nutrients for your plants’ first good spring meal. Give Me Some Air. There is no set schedule for lawn aeration. It all depends on how much traffic the lawn gets and how healthy it is, but lawns should be aerated a minimum of every two to three years, and early spring is as good a time as any, loosening soil and priming the area for new growth.

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Get Off My Back! As your prized plants get ready for a spring growth spurt, so do the weeds. Avoid the invasion of crab grasses and other persistent and fast-growing weeds by using a pre-emergent weed killer on lawns and a horticultural oil spray on plants. Walter Anderson’s David Ross also recommends regularly checking for the arrival of aphids and hosing them off. I Need a Drink. While it is still early to increase watering times, it is a good idea to check your automated schedule, especially with the increase in rainfall. Make sure palms and lawns aren’t getting too much water, but be sure not to neglect potted plants which will still need regular doses. Don’t Rush Me. Though the weather may be warming already, don’t be too eager to plant those summer vegetables – it’s still too early. In February, there is still time to plant another round of leafy greens and root vegetables. “February is a great time to plant citrus,” added Ross. “It’s too late to plant bare-root fruit trees, but it’s the very beginning of the citrus tree season.” Not a lot of room? Try a “fruit salad” tree which can grow as many as five different varieties of citrus on one tree. Then, sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor! 

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NATURE'S CANVAS See Nature’s Full Palette of Colors in Anza Borrego


by Wynne Love

ove over Julie Andrews. If you’ve ever yearned to twirl in the middle of a lush field of wildflowers, now may be your chance. The Anza Borrego desert, located about two hours east of San Diego, is the largest state park in California and – when the timing is right – home to acres of colorful desert plants.


hen the flowers are blooming, the entire Park may be awash in color,” described Michael Rodriques, Regional Interpretive Specialist for the park. “We all wait and hope for a great flower year to arrive, but it doesn’t always happen.” It is usually late February or early March when the conditions are most likely to produce the lush blooms for which Anza Borrego State Park has come to be known. With just the right confluence of sun, wind, and rain, entire fields of flowers can burst into bloom. Predicting just when (and if) this display will occur is not easy. To help would-be admirers time it right, park employees offer a Wildflower Hotline at 760-767-4684 and can provide notification by postcard or e-mail as well.

“In a good year, flowers cover thousands of acres,” reported Rodriques, “but for the more adventurous, many flower species can be found in the more remote corners of the park.” Rodriques recommends traveling Henderson Canyon Road up into Coyote Canyon, or visiting the Borrego Badlands in the north or Mountain Palm Springs in the south. But don’t worry. If you don’t get your fill of flowers, the Visitor’s Center is still worth the trip. Nestled into the canyon itself, it boasts award-winning architecture and interpretive exhibits on the extensive fossil record represented in the desert rocks, along with guided hikes, stargazing events, and classes on topics like basket-weaving and pottery.

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The sunsets and stargazing from the vast desert floor are breath-taking, and the drive offers spectacular views and the occasional sighting of quail, roadrunners, coyote, jackrabbits, and even bighorn sheep, or Borrego, for whom the park is named, along with Spanish explorer, Juan Bautista de Anza.

Call the Visitor’s Center at 760-767-4205 or the Anza Borrego Foundation at 760-767-0446 for more information, and enjoy the start of spring, desert-style. ¢


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"Women's Week" will feature speakers who will discuss a wide variety of topics that have an impact on women's lives. More than 500 visitors from the San Diego region are expected to attend the Friday conference, hosted by the SD North Chamber of Commerce and presented by Sharp at the new Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa.

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Tickets for all events are available online at or by calling chamber staff at 858-487-1767. San Diego Women’s Week presents a powerful week of opportunities for women to hear inspirational speakers, take part in forums, networking events and connect with other inspirational women. It is also an opportunity for businesses to take part in showcasing their services, products and expertise during the Friday conference.

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Networking, wine tasting, inspirational speakers and unique shopping. Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Location: Bernardo Winery – 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego, CA 92128 Tickets: $15

Network with business and community leaders and meet special speaker, Tina Mickelson. Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Location: Hewlett-Packard – 16399 West Bernardo Drive, San Diego, CA 92127 Tickets: Free for SDNCC members, $35 for non-members

An evening of networking, healthy snacks, questions for the physicians and health screenings with a beautiful gift at the end of the evening. Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Location: Sharp Rees-Stealy Sorrento Mesa – 10243 Genetic Center Dr, San Diego 92121 Tickets: $15

Friday, March 15 Keynote Speakers Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa – 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011 Tickets: $99 Speakers: Deepak Chopra, M.D., Colleen Hensley Additional speakers listed on website.


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What if this IS a bubble by SCOTT VOAK


have received several questions along the line of “What if this is just a bubble?” and “How do you know prices won’t fall again?” Well, even though I do not think the recent rise in prices is a “bubble”, there are a lot of problems ahead for the economy and anybody who tells you there aren’t doesn’t really understand the current economic situation (or is trying to sell you something). These problems could possibly cause the market to slip again. The question is, how do you protect yourself? The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to understand if your real estate is primarily your home or an investment. For your personal residence, I recommend you focus on a property that works well as a home for the next decade. It needs to be affordable and adaptable. In other words, you should be able to afford it now (a little stretching is ok, but be sure to have reserves to cover emergencies) and it should be able to fit your family as your family grows. So, if you are newly married and want to have 3 children and start the family in the next 5 years, you should think about these things and avoid the 2 bedroom condo. Look instead at a home that can handle your needs with 3 kids. Similarly, if you have young children, don’t just look for good elementary schools, pay attention to the high school too. If you can put yourself into a long term home and lock into today’s incredible interest rates, you will be somewhat insulated against the rises and falls in the market. If you have a 30 year fixed at 3.5% and values fall 10-20% again before rising, it will not threaten your family security. Plus, you avoid the expensive process of moving up where real estate fees of 6-7% can eat up your appreciation and equity. Next issue, I will look at how to position yourself in your investment real estate in case the market falls. ¢

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Scott Voak, the top selling agent since 2008 (data from SANDICOR MLS as of 11/9/2012) and the host of Real Estate Matters on AM 1450 at 6 p.m. weeknights, provided this information. Email him to subscribe to his weekly real estate newsletter – Monday Morning Coffee.

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Aviara Home Owners Tournament photos by Soul of Photography


plus players headed out on a beautiful Sunday morning in January to enjoy a day of golf, conversation and fun at the 3rd Annua; Aviara Master Home Owners Association Golf Tournament at the Aviara Golf Club. Growing in popularity, the event, now being held twice per year, is enjoying growing corporate sponsorship from local companies such as Aviara Resort Properties, Amerifirst Financial and Ballast Point Breweries, to name a few. The Aviara Golf Club, one of San Diego preeminent golf courses, is also the host of the LPGA, KIA Open, scheduled for March, 2013 as part of a 3 year commitment from the LPGA to host the event at this fabulous golf course. ¢

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In this issue of 92009 Magazine, we take a look at the history and future of Leo Carillo Ranch in Carlsbad.