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local family the colton family (Z)

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roncone orthodontics

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when lightning strikes (Z)

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2012 LCCHS Sports preview

features

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WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES We talk with the director of coaching for the Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club, Michael Duggan about the program’s 23 year history and what makes it so unique.

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FACES IN THE CROWD (Z) karen kampfl

Alive in wild print (Z) student star racquel rackley (Z) YOUR NEIGHBOR’S RECIPE (Z)

the fosgett’s party potatoes

christmas in july community volunteer barbara alleway

in our own backyard (Z)

torrey pines state reserve

women in business (Z) suzette lovely

home tips sd surge (Z) stay classy transportation top agent realty group

departments

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Cover design by Tyler McElhaney Cover photo by Soul of Photography (Z)

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COMMUNITY EVENTS SPORTS REGISTRATION & INFO COMMUNITY STUFF Out & About REAL ESTATE WATCH Library schedule COMMUNITY CHALKBOARD

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:::: FROM THE PUBLISHER

Vol. 1, No. 1 TM

Publisher Derrick Breaux

Community. Family. Fun. We all live in this part of San Diego County because these things are important to us. And 92009 Magazine reflects the same ideals and interests… Whether it’s details on one of the premiere soccer programs in the county (page 26), or getting to know your neighbors (page 18), or celebrating the best of our local youth (page 14), we plan to give you – in every issue – a slice of the lifestyle you love. You can sample a local resident’s favorite recipe for a backyard cookout, learn about close-to-home outdoor fun spots, and find out about a lot of people who live and work right here in your neighborhood. Plus, you’ll see lots of names and faces of local residents playing, attending local events, and enjoying the good life in 92011. By picking up the latest issue of 92009 Magazine – or checking out www.92009magazine.com – you can know everything going on in the area, from the school schedules to special events, from youth sports to clubs and organizations. And we encourage you to tell us what you think, what you want to see and read in your local publication, and always offer suggestions on who and what we should put in the local spotlight. 92009 Magazine is the ultimate symbol of LOCAL. Published by ZCode Magazines located in North San Diego County, 92009 is written by local writers specifically for local readers. The photographers are local. The content is local. It is even printed locally. Our number one goal is to produce a community magazine specifically for you that you actually want to read. If it’s happening here in 92009, we plan to be a part of it. Because, just like you, we’re neighbors too. It’s a community thing! All the best, Derrick Breaux, Publisher P.S. Check out the new ZGlass app (see page 11). It’s a pretty cool experience. Everyone is talking about it.

Editor Tara Pritchett Tara@ZCodeMedia.com 858-768-0808 Associate Editor Sarabeth Graml Creative Director Tyler McElhaney Director of Business Development Jessica Breaux Director of Interactive Marketing Michael Bielecki Senior Graphic Designer Katie Mott Graphic Designers Shamara Lane Mani Salazar Photography Soul of Photography Production Heather Lockwood Sally O’Neill Contributing Writers Jennifer Frakes Kelley Gusich Wynne Love Kathy Loy Michelle Tremblay Linda Frabl Amy Lehrer Advertising Sales Heather Reynolds Reynolds@ZCodeMedia.com 858-207-6316 92009 Magazine is published locally six times per year by Susco Media Inc. (dba ZCode Media / ZCode Magazines). © 2012 All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any content in this publication without prior written permission is strictly prohibited. 92009 Magazine’s publication of information provided by advertisers (paid or unpaid) – or other companies or individuals – does not represent an endorsement or verification of accuracy. 92009 Magazine assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or liability for the content of advertising placed in the publication (or on the 92009Magazine.com website).

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92024 Magazine

92009 Magazine is a brand new magazine, website, viewer app and resource for residents and businesses in Carlsbad and surrounding areas. It is published six times per year (every other month) and is the newest to join the ZCode Magazines family. This page presents a snapshot of what’s going on in all of our other publications.

Moonlight beach

The Gem of Encinitas – We talk with Recreation Supervisor Nick Buck, Lifeguard Captain Larry Giles and take a look at the Beach Kids and Junior Lifeguard programs.

Boobs on the move

Encinitas resident, Melissa McGhee, has been raising money for breast cancer awareness since 2004 with breast cancer walk team Boobs on the Move ®. We talk with her about her incredible dedication to volunteering.

The Weather Whiz

To Diegueño Middle School’s Chad Crilley, the question “How’s the weather?” is more than just a casual inquiry. The budding meteorologist tells us about his experience reporting from Joplin, MO during their 2011 tornado.

For more information and articles, visit www.92024Magazine.com

92127 Magazine 92127 Road Trip 2012

The Crisostomos share their family’s traveling tips and we give helpful advice on places to visit, apps to download and games to play to make the time fly by.

Oak Valley Vision

President of the Oak Valley Falcon Foundation, Carey Sorel, shares with us what his role means to him, his future goals and how he proposes to achieve them.

Tapping into Karl Strauss

Karl Strauss Brewing Company has opened its seventh location and it’s right in 4S Ranch! We’ve got the scoop.

For more information and articles, visit www.92127Magazine.com

92131 Magazine 92131 ROAD TRIP 2012

The Bench family takes us from Scripps Ranch up the coast and across the country

92130 Magazine Kickin’ it

Shannon MacMillan of the Del Mar – Carmel Valley Sharks talks to us about what makes their unique program so successful.

92064 Magazine ALWAYS POSITIVE IN POWAY

It’s that time of year again! We’re talking about POWAY DAYS! In our extensive feature we talk with the people who help make the month-long celebration come together.

92128 Magazine 92128 ROAD TRIP 2012

92128 Magazine hits the road with the Perez family.

92129 Magazine maximum Fun

The Rancho Peñasquitos Youth Soccer Association provides players of all skills a fun and exciting way to enjoy soccer in PQ.

COMING THIS AUGUST!

92011 Magazine will be launching mid-August, delivered to every home in the 92011 zip code in Carlsbad.

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AUGUST 17

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Jazz & Blues band performs as part of the 27th annual TGIF Jazz in the Parks Concerts. Presented by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office.

Approximately 350-400 bodysurfers from around the world compete in their respective age divisions for trophies and prizes.

Salsa &Latin Jazz band performs as part of the 27th annual TGIF Jazz in the Parks Concerts. Presented by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office.

Calavera hills park

oceanside municipal pier

Calavera hills park

ruby & the red hots

6 - 8 p.m. www.carlsbadca.gov

36th annual world bodysurfing championships

6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. www.worldbodysurfing.org

SEPTEMBER

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A one mile course that begins and ends on the beach.

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carlsbad music festival This year’s music festivities brings together some of the country’s most talented young performers and composers, all with a keen sense of musical adventure.

OCEANSIDE MUNICIPAL PIER

Check-in at 7:30 a.m. | First heat at 8:30 a.m. www.oceansideswimclub.com

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KIFM Jazz at the Beach

johnny polanco orchestra

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family movie night in the park Watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory under the stars. Stagecoach Community Park

5 – 9 p.m. | Movie starts at 7 p.m. 760-602-7512

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carlsbad art splash

Boyz II Men with special guest

A free, two-day, non-profit, family event that promotes and benefits arts within the community.

Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre

Armada Drive above The Flower Fields

1:30 p.m. | $35 619-570-1981

village of carlsbad

Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. www.carlsbadartsplash.org

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SDUHSD FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

6 - 8 p.m. www.carlsbadca.gov

LABOR DAY PIER SWIM

september 3 | labor day september 11 | patriot day

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Recurring Leo Carrillo Film Festival Presented by the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation. Grounds open at 5 p.m. for picnics and tours of the Hacienda begin 1 hour before sunset. Every Friday Aug. 24 – Sept. 2 Movie starts at sunset Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park | 760-476-1042 Carlsbad Village Farmers’ Market Every Wednesday & Saturday 1-5 p.m. Located at 2930 Roosevelt St. between Grand Ave. and Carlsbad Village Dr.


Teen’s Memory Lives on and Inspires Others by MICHELLE TREMBLAY

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he 8 th annual Eric Sears “Life is an Adventure” Memorial 5K Run/Walk an event that raises money for academic scholarships awarded to graduating seniors from Carlsbad High School and to athletes from the School’s Cross Country Team – will take place on August 18, at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad, with a 5k Run/Walk commencing at 10 a.m. Following the race, participants can partake in a silent auction, enjoy live music and eat fresh fish tacos. Race day registration begins at 9 a.m. and is $35. “Since its inception in 2005, the Eric Sears Memorial Scholarship has awarded $51,000 to eligible seniors of Carlsbad High School,” said Tom Sears, father of Eric Sears and founder of the Eric Sears Memorial “Life is an Adventure” 5k race. “It is a rewarding experience to assist these college bound student athletes as they continue their educational journey.” “The Eric Sears Memorial 5k was established by family and friends that were touched by Eric’s life and life story,” explained Tom. “Eric was a compassionate, caring friend to all and whose smile will shine in our hearts forever.” And indeed his memory lives on. As a four-year letterman for Carlsbad High School’s Cross Country team, Eric’s joy

of running proved to be a motivation to others. To this day, the School celebrates his life by presenting an award to the team’s “Most Inspirational” athlete. The theme for this year’s race, “Life is an Adventure,” was inspired by one of Eric’s essays. “Life is a grand and wonderful adventure, if you let it be,” he wrote. “Life was meant to be lived, not to be worked away, as time goes right out the window. Don’t be so caught up in the things that you cannot control, and embrace the simple pleasures. Take a walk, sit outside on a clear night, and watch the sunset, anything to take you away from the hustle of our incessantly busy lives.” The event is sponsored by The Optimist Club of Carlsbad, The Running Center, and many local volunteers. ¢

For more information on the Eric Sears “Life is an Adventure” Memorial 5K, visit: www.ericsears.com.

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:::: SPORTS CALENDAR

LEAGUES

INFORMATION

AUG 11

AUG 13

SEPT 9

AUG 21-23

la costa canyon football home opener

official cif start date

cARLSBAD lIGHTNING sOCCER OPENING DAY

junior golf camp

La Costa Canyon vs. Baldwin Park at 7 p.m.

Poinsettia Park clsc.us/index.php

A great way to learn to play golf or improve your game. Fundamentals are covered including putting, chipping, full swing, and game etiquette. Ages 7-15 | Fees: $90 Resident / $100 Non-resident | 8:30-11:30 a.m. daily The Crossings class.carlsbadca.gov

SEPT 18-29

SEPT 11 - OCT 16

fall youth basketball league 2012-13 evaluations

gymnastics hot shots

Once registered, all players must attend evaluation session for team placement. Visit the site below for exact times and pricing. Grades 1-8 | Boys & Girls Calavera Hills Gym / Stagecoach Gym www.leaguelineup.com

Fliptime offers an Introduction to Olympic apparatus including vault, bars, balance beams, uneven bars, floor exercise and trampoline. Ages 4-7 | Fees: $85 Resident / $95 Non-resident | Tuesdays from 3:15-4 p.m. Gymnasium - Stagecoach Community Center and Park class.carlsbadca.gov

(dates & events subject to change)

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:::: FACES IN THE CROWD

Business Owner and Soccer Mom Karen Kampfl Scores in Carlsbad by WYNNE LOVE | photos by Soul of Photography

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arlsbad resident Karen Kampfl is proud of the life she’s built. Originally from Long Island, NY, Karen moved to La Costa Valley ten years ago and was thrilled to find a group of kindred spirits. “I love living here because I have made such great friends in the neighborhood,” Karen shared. “We all moved in at the same time and had kids the same age. I feel safe here. We all look out for each other.” Bressi Ranch Village Center in Carlsbad is also home to Karen’s labor of love, the Kyss Boutique. “Owning a business has always been a dream of mine,” admitted Karen. “I love to shop and I really like helping people.” In 2010, Karen made that dream a reality, creating a unique store with a spacious atmosphere, oversized, stroller-friendly dressing rooms, and art, clothing and jewelry created by local designers. “It was really important to me to showcase local artists,” Karen explained. “I want Kyss to be a store where women can shop and feel good about themselves and their purchases.”

I want Kyss to be a store where women can shop and feel good about themselves and their purchases.

–K aren K a mpfl

Running her own business is demanding, so balancing work and family is a constant challenge. “My children are the most important people in my life,” declared Karen. “Sometimes I feel like I’ve taken on too much with the store, but they are my biggest cheerleaders.” Those fans include Karen’s daughter, Kallie, age 14, a freshman at La Costa Canyon High, and her son, Christian, age 11, who attends El Camino Creek. Both are avid soccer players who play for Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club. “Soccer is a huge part of our lives – and I mean huge,” crowed Karen. “It has been such a great experience for both of them. It’s a big commitment, but they still maintain great grades and they love to play. I’m incredibly proud of them.” While the boutique is certainly Karen’s baby, her most fervent hope for the future is that her kids are healthy and happy. “They come first,” she affirmed. But her dog and two cats, all rescued from the Helen Woodward Animal Center, are a close second, and Karen looks forward to making time to volunteer with animals as well. She hopes to open a second boutique in the next several years. ¢ Name: Community: Hometown: Profession: Family: Pets:

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Karen Kampfl La Costa Valley, Carlsbad Long Island, NY Owner of Kyss Boutique, Carlsbad, CA Kallie, 9th grade at La Costa Canyon HS; Christian, 6th grade at El Camino Creek Have three “fur kids”-Sammie - a border collie/retriever mix, Chloe and Patrick- cats. All rescued from Helen Woodward Animal Shelter.


ALIVE IN WILD PRINT by TYLER MCELHANEY Creative Director, ZCode Magazines

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ou’ve heard it over and over again. The three words that send chills down the spines of publishers everywhere.

“Print is dead.”

The words have merit – but not in the sense that most people think of while reading about it in an online blog on the subject. I recently read an (online) article about why traditional media companies need to start thinking like Silicon Valley tech start-ups. It blasted companies for putting their content behind paywalls or removing digital content altogether. It went on to praise several print (and other media) companies who have successfully transformed the industry and set the bar for print and online content and products. You may have noticed several “badges” in 92009 Magazine (like the one in the top right corner of this page). These let you know that there is even more to the story than what’s on the page. Simply download our new app ZGlass and point it at the page. ZGlass is an augmented reality viewer app we produced to literally bring the pages of 92009 Magazine to life. Watch as articles and advertisements jump off the page into interactive videos, slideshows, internet links and exclusive content. We’re doing something here that is revolutionary. Readers of 92009 Magazine have the ability to be on the ground floor for an entirely new way of turning your local, tangible magazine into an awe-inspiring showcase for the students, families and businesses all around us. If you do one thing with this magazine, make sure to use ZGlass and point it at the cover to see the page transform into a behind the scenes look at the making of 92009 Magazine and our debut feature on Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club. You will not be disappointed. With our print publications growing at an unprecedented pace, adding new and exciting ZGlass technology allows us to pack in even more local content into each printed and online issue. Readers of 92009 Magazine are able to experience a technology that is not available on this level anywhere in the country. The next time you hear someone say that “print is dead”, simply pull this issue of 92009 Magazine out, launch your ZGlass app on your smartphone or tablet and show them that print in 92009 is just starting to come to life. ¢

Download 92009 Magazine’s ZGlass app from the App Store or Google Play Store. (see page 11)

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:::: STUDENT STAR

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Racquel Excels in Athletics, Academics and Helping Others by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Soul of Photography

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acquel Rackley puts her heart and soul into everything she

that AP Chemistry was her favorite class

does. Racquel, who will be a junior at La Costa Canyon

last school year. “It [the class] really

High School (LCC), was the 2012 Varsity Field Athlete of

challenged me. The teacher, Mr.

the Year, 2011-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year and the junior varsity

Emmerson, not only taught us

basketball captain. She was also a driving force in raising money for a

about chemistry, but also taught

local family in need through the LCC Fellowship of Christian Athletes

us life lessons. The labs were

(FCA) club. “Our FCA club was given $100 [by the San Diego area

awesome and the bottle rockets

FCA organization] and challenged to multiply it and use the money we

at the end of the school year

raised to make an impact in our community,” explained Racquel.

were excellent,” said Racquel.

Racquel and her fellow FCA members decided to hold an

Racquel lists the beach, the

online silent auction with items that were donated from professional

weather and close proximity to LCC as a

athletes and members of the community. These items included

few of the many reasons she enjoys living in

a baseball signed by Heath Bell and the Florida Marlins, a boxing

La Costa. She is also an enthusiastic supporter of

glove and picture signed by former Heavyweight Champion Chris

LCC. “We have great athletic and academic programs,”

Byrd and a scholarship to the Boys Maverick summer basketball

stated Racquel, “and the teachers are awesome.”

camp. The proceeds went to the family of Diegueño Middle School

As she looks to the future, Racquel hopes to continue her

student George Terris who was diagnosed with bone cancer. “We

success in the long and triple jump events in track and field and

raised over $2,000 to give to the Terris family, and our FCA club

help the varsity basketball team become CIF champions. She

received first place out of 50 schools for our project,” declared

also hopes to follow in her older sisters’ footsteps and attend

Racquel, who also volunteers for a girls basketball camp and her

UCLA. Racquel revealed, “My sisters both graduated from LCC

church’s vacation bible school.

and UCLA and are engineers. I hope to one day become an

Academics are also very important to Racquel who stated

“We raised over $2000 to give to the Terris family and our FCA club received first place out of 50 schools for our project,” declared Racquel 14 • 92009Magazine.com • Premiere Issue 2012

aerospace engineer.” ¢

Name: Age: School: Grade: Parents: Siblings’:

Racquel Rackley 16 La Costa Canyon High School 11th Gina and Ron Rackley Petra-23 Paige-21


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:::: YOUR NEIGHBOR’S RECIPE

the

FOSGETT’S party

POTATOES Ingredients 2 lbs ½ cup 1 ¼ tsp ½ tsp 8 oz ½ cup 1 can 2 cups 1 cup

frozen hash browns, thawed melted butter salt pepper sour cream diced onion cream of chicken soup grated cheddar cheese crushed corn flakes

About the Chef

Preparation 1. Mix crushed corn flakes and 1 cup cheese, set aside for topping. 2. Mix remaining ingredients in greased 9x13x2 pan. 3. Top with cornflakes and cheese mixture. 4. Bake at 350° for 1 hour.

We want your recipe!!

Submit your favorite family recipe to 92009 Magazine online at www.92009magazine.com or email it to recipe@zcodemedia.com.

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Name of Chef: Robyn Fosgett Age: 42 Family Members: Keith (husband), Jake (14) and Luke (11) Community of Residence: Carlsbad Hobbies/Interests: Beading, watching baseball, going to the symphony, vacationing in Hawaii, and spending time with my family and friends. About the Recipe: I chose this recipe because every time I make it, the people I serve it to, rave about it and want the recipe. Also, I LOVE IT. It is so quick and easy to make. It makes a wonderful side dish. I especially like it with ham and flank steak. I serve this most often for holidays, but sometimes make it for Sunday dinner just because I crave it. About the Chef: I am a mom of two boys, 14 and 11. My boys keep me very busy with baseball and music. My husband and I have been married for 15 years and have lived in Carlsbad for almost 20. I became a teacher in my 40’s, because I finally decided what I wanted to be when I grew up. I am currently a reading intervention teacher and work with students in grades kindergarten through 5th grade. ¢


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:::: LOCAL FAMILY

MEET THE

Coltons Content in Carlsbad

COLTON CLAN by Kelley Gusich | photos by Soul of Photography

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hat do RV camping, dinners together all week, BBQ’s with friends and exchanges of “I love you’s” before bed each night have in common? These are all regular Colton family practices. For the past 11 years, Jeff and Debbi Colton have undergone these fun family endeavors at La Costa Valley in Carlsbad with their growing family – 12 year old Ellie and the unexpected surprise of twin girls Abbie and Emily, now nine years old. “We are a very blessed family,” said Debbi. “My husband makes all of us laugh every day with his dry sense of humor. Our girls are the love of our lives and make us smile 1,000 times a day.” Debbi is a stay at home mom and Jeff just ended an 18 year career at

“Our girls are the love of our lives and make us smile 1,000 times a day.” Callaway Golf, which is where the two met. The family moved to La Costa Valley to surround themselves with other families with children the girls’ age and good schools. The girls have developed ongoing friendships and teammates from the area. Having the twins’ elementary school, El Camino Creek, and a plethora of shopping places within walking distance from their front door, has been a highlight of their love for the community. And being only five miles from the beach is the icing on the cake. “Most of our interests and hobbies revolve around our girls,” enthused Debbi. “All three of them love to play competitive soccer and tennis. Ellie and Emily play basketball and Abbie loves to dance!” She also added, “Jeff is a big

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golfer and the girls are just learning how to play.” The Coltons have ventured to some amazing vacation spots in their lives, but they are most happy traveling in an RV or sitting around a campfire eating junk food. A favorite story Debbi shared is about the time they let Ellie choose the next family dog. She wanted a small lap dog she could carry around, and were told the rescue pup they found at the Helen Woodward Animal Center would grow to about ten pounds. Three years later and weighing in at 60 pounds, their little “Jack Russell mutt” is nobody’s lap dog, but she is a beloved addition to the Colton family. Debbi is a grateful mom and Carlsbad resident. “We enjoy the most of what we have been given and are beyond thankful for our blessings.” ¢


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:::: COMMUNITY STUFF Cut-for-a-Cause

Beth Bond-Sczempka of Tease Salon is working on a volunteer project with Build a Miracle (www.buildamiracle.net). She is calling all hairstylists to help her change the world with a haircut. Participate in the second annual Cut-for-a-Cause to raise funds that will help women in developing countries learn the trade of hairdressing. Be a part of helping to elevate the role of women around the world as they gain a newfound sense of dignity, hope, and self-respect. On Sunday, Sept. 16, over 1,000 stylists across the U.S. are joining TheTrade by committing to donate their proceeds from a day of cuts & styles. This incredible movement has already had an amazing impact with trips to Nicaragua and Brazil and they recently started a relationship to help support a school in the Tijuana area that has it’s first 5 graduates this Sept. Read more about the current projects on http://plantashear.org. If you have any questions or would like to commit to this great cause, contact Beth Sczempka of Tease Salon Studios at beth18@san.rr.com. If you are a client of a local hairstylist, feel free to share this info with them to help encourage them to participate.

Carlsbad Wellness Weekend Wrap-Up

Carlsbad wellness weekend kicked off in early July with the Community Wellness Expo at Westfield Plaza Camino Real. The next day, the 31st annual Carlsbad Triathlon, presented by the City of Carlsbad, took place near Tamarack State Beach. With more than 60 vendors, the Community Wellness Expo featured products and services like blood donation, meditation and stress management, and beauty and pet products. In addition, Shred-It and AVR Recycling were on hand to offer residents a free way to de-clutter their lives. Rachael Shay, special events supervisor for the City of Carlsbad, said the Community Wellness Expo offered something for everyone who wanted to spruce up their health, homes and lives. The Carlsbad Triathlon began at Tamarack Surf Beach, and included a 1K open-water swim, followed by a 25K bike course and a 5K run, which followed the coastline of Carlsbad, past scenic beaches, lagoons and a wildlife preserve. “A lot of work went into organizing the Carlsbad Triathlon and the Expo, and said their success was in part due to the 229 volunteers who donated countless hours,” relayed Shay.

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$24,000 Earned at Christmas in July Fundraiser

The 5th annual Christmas in July at South Carlsbad State Beach raised $24,000 in proceeds for the Friends of Cardiff & Carlsbad State Beaches. “About 1,000 people attended the day-long event in support of the local beaches,” said Bill Mahoney, founding board member of Friends of Cardiff & Carlsbad State Beaches or FCCSB. “Pro surfer Josh Kerr, who surfs at South Carlsbad regularly, even donated a signed surfboard and pro surfer Taylor Knox donated several auction items including signed posters,” said Mahoney. “More than 25 local businesses donated prizes and auction items. The community really came together on this event to help out.” “Donations from the proceeds of ‘Christmas in July’ will enable our non-profit to provide free family events, help the children’s education efforts at the local beaches and improve the facilities and family programs at the local California State parks,” he added. Anyone interested in learning about joining the board of the FCCSB can call 858-603-2705.

Boys & Girls Clubs Gala and 60th Anniversary

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad and Hoehn Motors presents its annual Gala – this year’s event is particularly significant because it marks the 60th anniversary of the Club, and the “Celebrating 60 Years!” theme reflects just that. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, which provides essential programming to more than 1,200 children at two branches located in the Downtown Village and Bressi Ranch. The Gala will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 6 – 11 p.m. at the Costa del Sol Ballroom inside the La Costa Resort and Spa. Get ready to dance the night away at North County’s “Social Event of the Season!” The spectacular evening includes fine cuisine, exciting auctions, fun surprises, and of course fabulous entertainment and dancing to the dynamic Wayne Foster Entertainment. Emceed by local sportscaster Jim Laslavic, they are expecting over 500 business and community leaders to help raise $200,000 that goes directly to operational support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s proven and impactful programs. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and unusual and unique auction items are always welcome. Sponsorship packages and tickets may be purchased securely on-line by visiting www.bgccarlsbad.org. For more information, contact Pat Maldi, Director of Marketing and Events at 760-729-0207 x303 or pat@bgccarlsbad.org.


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Rotary Clubs of Carlsbad Host 30th Oktoberfest

The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest, a fall family tradition of feasting, fun and fundraising, will mark its 30th anniversary this year. The event, scheduled from 12 – 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at Holiday Park, will bring thousands of people to enjoy German food (and beer!), live music, and a variety of entertainment for children. The famous Tip Top Meats will be providing the traditional German dinner from 12 – 8 p.m. and apple studel, beer and wine will also be available. The German/American band the Bluebirds, will perform along with polka music from The Pacific Coast Community Band. Live Rock & Roll will also be included in the festivities featuring The Last Call. The Rotary Pumpkin Patch – where children can decorate, moon jumps, clowns, face painting and caricaturists will keep kids entertained. The Oktoberfest is organized by the Rotary Club of Carlsbad and the Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club. Mark Havel, Oktoberfest co-chairman, revealed “The Oktoberfest is put on by volunteers and has through the years raised over a million dollars, of which 100% of the net proceeds are given to local charities.” For more information, visit www.rotaryoktoberfest.org.

“Art from the Heart”, the Jewel of Thursday Night

The 10 Hr Art Gallery presented the City of Carlsbad with a gift of art awareness and community fellowship, in late July during the Art Walk. A unique five-day art show at the 10 Hr Art Gallery mixed works of 18 professional artists, TERI developmentally challenged students, and The Stardust Arts, to raise funds for TERI Campus of Life arts program. The “Art from the Heart” exhibit was held at the temporary gallery located at the Carlsbad Village Faire and sponsored the non-profits with a unique and unusual exhibition, drawing crowds of curious people, welcoming participation in communicative art. The Stardust Arts is funded by donations and obtainable grants, providing underserved children with the development of creativity and imagination. “What a mind can do when it does not have to live in this world, it’s an amazing achievement that both organizations experience some of the similar components,” stated Cheryl Ehlers, Art Director of The Stardust Arts.

Photo Credit: Robert Oytun

San Diego Restaurant Week in Carlsbad

Carlsbad ArtSplash

ArtSplash will take place on Sept. 22 – 23 on Armada Drive above The Flower Fields. From 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, attendees will take in vibrant chalk art street paintings, live art, stage and meandering performers, mouthwatering food options and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The non-profit event is free and family oriented, and promotes and benefits arts within the community. More specifically the event aims towards funding art and music in North County schools, as well as showcasing the county’s cultural image and resources. Mayor Matt Hall will issue a welcome statement and opening remarks, followed by live music entertainment from Forty Proof, The Stoney B Blues Band, Hullabalooband and Euphoria Brass Band. Carlsbad Dance Centre, Shokenji Taiko and the Lancer Dancers also add their flare to festivities. For more information visit www.carlsbadartsplash.org.

Indulge in a week of delicious dining at San Diego Restaurant Week. From Sunday, Sept. 16 through Friday, Sept. 21 foodies will eat their way through over 180 participating restaurants that will offer threecourse prix-fixe dinner menus for just $20, $30 or $40 per person and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for only $10, $15 or $20 per person. This countywide affair gives foodies the chance to explore tasty treats from the beaches to downtown and from North County to South Bay. Be sure to check out your local restaurants Luna Grill and Casa de Bandini, who are participants in this years restaurant week. Tickets and passes aren’t necessary for this week of discounted dining; show up at any participating location or call ahead to make a reservation and eat to your heart’s desire. Visit San Diego Restaurant Week on the web at SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.com for more information and a complete list of restaurants or to make reservations in advance.

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Christmas In July

ust when you thought that Christmas only rolls around once a year, the Friends of Cardiff & Carlsbad State Beaches came through with Christmas in July! In the “holiday” spirit of giving, 1,000 people attended

a day-long beach event at South Carlsbad State Beach and raised $24,000 to go toward local programs, events and facilities at the South Carlsbad State Beach Campfire Center. Ralph Berger, long-time South Carlsbad State

Beach volunteer, entertained the children as Santa at Christmas in July, as well as FCCSB volunteer face-painter Lisa Whitwell who provided her services to transform kiddos during the event. ¢

Ralph Berger, long-time South Carlsbad State Beach volunteer, entertained the children as Santa at Christmas in July.

FCCSB volunteer face-painter Lisa Whitwell provided her services to transform kiddos during the event.

photos by Angela Yates/Main Attraction Photography

Josh Kerr, one of the top-ranked surfers in the world, showing the signed surfboard he donated to Friends of Cardiff & Carlsbad State Beaches for the fundraiser.

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patients solve their TMJ (temporomandibular joint), sleep apnea, or snoring problems. “The orthodontic patient can expect exquisite smiles which are natural-looking, excellent occlusion (proper meshing of the teeth or “bite”), and relaxed muscles of the face, head and neck,” stated Dr. Roncone. “For those who have been experiencing headaches and or facial or neck problems, more than 98% can expect significant or total relief of those symptoms.”

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92009 Q&A

with Director of Coaching

Michael Duggan

What is the history behind the Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club (CLSC)?

How are teams formed to ensure teams are balanced appropriately?

give time to the Letics program. This allows them

At the end of the season, every coach nominates

college liaison officers who manage the girls and

The soccer club is one of the oldest clubs in San

his or her All-Star players. Each team is given 4-5

boys side of the program exclusively.

Diego. It was originally formed over 25-30 years ago

All-Star players. These athletes are recognized

and was a recreational group. I came to the club

by the League and given a medal. They come to

15 years ago. At the time it was semi-competitive/

our evaluation night where we put All-Star teams

recreational club. We had parents and trainers

together. The players who make the all-star teams

working with the athletes during practices. Managers

are evaluated as a level 3, others who make the

You offer a program called “Finishing Fridays.” Please provide information on this program. Is it offered throughout the year?

would coach the games on the weekend. Game

roster are a level 2 and the rest of the players

This is a program for kids who want to work on extra

day is the most important part of the game, so the

are a level 1. Each team is balanced with the

soccer fundamentals. It is offered to all players in

success wasn’t there on the field since coaches were

same amount of each type of player. We find

the program and those not in the program. It runs

not consistent. There was a lot of ill feel with the

that this process works. Our recreational director

throughout the year. We have two coaches who

club with the board pertaining to the rec/competitive

does a fantastic job with coaches and division

oversee the program. We can have up to 150-160

side. As a result, a lot of people were unhappy.

coordinators. They diligently go through every single

kids in a week. $5/hour.

The club was in a poor state. Three-quarters of

individual player to ensure well-balanced teams.

the group formed AYSO. This left the club in the

to stay on top of school and athletics. We have two

How does the CLSC run such an organized program?

and I decided to put a plan together, take it to the

What’s the difference between the fall Rec league and the spring Rec league?

Board and see if it would work. At the time, we had

Fall league is the larger league. The winter league

and members who are proactive with what they do

300 recreational players and 17 competitive teams.

starts in January and goes through March which is

and the time they give. Many hands make light

Basically, we have been raking away since then.

a much smaller league. We run it more like a World

work. Every small piece that you can volunteer

We currently have 62 competitive teams, 1.350

Cup where teams are given a country to represent.

helps our program tremendously. It’s not easy

recreational players, 6 players on the national team

The league consists of 30 minutes of playing with

running a program as big as ours. We have three

and 25 players on regional teams. We hosted the

coaches and 30 minutes of recreational play. In the

tournaments throughout the year as well. Basically,

largest tournament with the Carlsbad Cup in late

summer, we host four week-long camps that focus

it comes down to communication. This is vital.

July. It took 10 years to get to where we are today.

on a wide variety of skills ranging from dribbling and

Recognition is big too. It’s all about being one big

shielding the ball to crossing and shooting.

team of people involved to make the club successful.

What is the timeline for the recreational season and where and when are games played?

Tell us about your Competitive and Elite programs.

What is the biggest challenge the Program faces?

It starts in September and finishes in November and

Carlsbad Elite is a division of Carlsbad Lightning

The growth of the program and trying to keep

then we go in to our All Star season. Those All-Star

Soccer Club that focuses on college bound elite

our program as professional as possible is

teams continue to play in December and January.

soccer players. The program offers players the

certainly a challenge. Keeping our players on quality

All of our recreational games are played right here

unique opportunity to compete in the prestigious

fields is also something that we face. We do our

in what we call South Carlsbad. Games are played

Coast Soccer League. It is definitely more of

best to keep up with the amount of volunteers to

every Saturday.

a commitment for the U14-U18 athletes. We

keep Lightning running professionally. We don’t

also work with a program called Letics. It’s an

want to and we have never said no to anybody. We

What will soccer players in the league expect to get out of the season?

online program that helps these athletes market

understand there are a lot of soccer programs in the

themselves and their skills more efficiently to

community. We are just fortunate people want to join

They will get to know sportsmanship and what being

a wide selection of potential scholarship granting

our program. I like to say we are a big club; I like to

on a team is all about. They will learn how to handle

institutions. It keeps them on track on getting into

say we are a huge club, but we have a small club

defeat and how to handle victory. Great friendships

the schools that they are interested in. It’s not just

mentality. Our directors know every single player

are formed and lots of fun is sure to be had.

what they do on the field. Every kid is required to

by name and what positions they hold. Everybody

state of wondering whether or not they should disband. That’s when Carl Higham, Glen Malone,

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To be honest with you, it’s completely due to our dedicated volunteers. We have an awesome board


board of directors Tawnya Clark President Judith La Bounty Past President Darin Predmore VP Operations VP Marketing & Communications Lenette Posada Howard Secretary Skye O’Grady Treasurer Dir. Competitive Clay Robison Dir. Recreation Julie Niendorf Dir. Competitive Registration Steve Valencia Financial Aid Michael Duggan Director of Coaching Glenn Malone Director of Coaching (Boys) Carl Higham Director of Coaching (Girls) Heather Hilliard Director of Recreational Soccer

CARLSBAD LIGHTNING SOCCER CLUB Year of Establishment: 1990 7720 El Camino Real, Suite 2N Carlsbad, CA 92009 Phone: (760) 632-6966 Fax: (760) 632-6385 Email: info@clsc.us Website: www.clsc.us Mission Statement: The mission of Lightning Soccer is to provide all children in North County the opportunity to develop their love of soccer through an exceptional skill development program that emphasizes sportsmanship, personal development, and team work at all levels of the game. Vision: The vision of LightNing Soccer is to inspire IN all players a lifelong passion for soccer.

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LEAGUES RECREATIONAL: Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club is the longest established and largest soccer club in North County and has been providing top quality recreational youth soccer programs to the community for over 25 years. Players are offered a place to grow while having fun and building a love of the game. Unlimited growth opportunities are available for players of all skill levels. Under Coaching Directors Michael Duggan, Carl Higham and Glen Malone, Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club has earned recognition as North County’s elite youth soccer organization. COMPETITIVE: Carlsbad Lightning Soccer offers one of the strongest competitive programs for youth in North San Diego County. The focus is on developing competitive players at all levels of play, and is supported by a professional director and exceptional coaching staff. ELITE: A division of Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club that focuses on college bound elite soccer players. Carlsbad Elite offers players the unique opportunity to compete in the prestigious Coast Soccer League.

TOURNAMENTS Carlsbad Cup: Carlsbad Lightning Soccer

should have a face, a voice and be recognized for what they do in the program. Every soccer

proudly hosts the Annual Carlsbad Cup, a Class

program out there has good programs. I invite you to choose your program. Try Carlsbad

I Competitive Soccer Tournament for ages U8 to

Wave or AYSO or even try out Encinitas. Everyone is different and everyone has different

U19. Around 300 teams compete from all over

objectives and goals. Our goal is to provide an environment that is suited to the player and

the world in this highly coveted tournament

not to the team or the club.

Summer Nights College Showcase: Carlsbad

We wouldn’t be where we are without our rec league, our theatre program. We always focus

Elite Soccer proudly hosted the inaugural

on keeping our recreational program as consistent as possible. It’s essential everyone has

Elite Showcase, a Class I Competitive Soccer

a fun time. The league is 100% volunteer run. We are one of the only few clubs that have

Tournament for ages U16-U18/19. This Summer

coaches who have been through our training program. It’s important they are given the tools

Nights College Showcase, in conjunction with

and materials to be as successful as they can on the field. The curriculum we use is our club

the Western Collegiate Development Association

curriculum that we put together in house. It teaches the kids how to play the game at a young

WCDA and presented by Adidas and Eurosport

age. It’s put together through a variety of games which actually teach the kids soccer skills.

featured some of the nation’s top BU16-BU18

In a sense, kids in our program learn by having fun. Once they get in to it, they understand

youth teams who recently competed in late July.

the concept of the sport and they can move up from there.

2012 November Nights Girls College Showcase: Carlsbad Elite Soccer is proud to host the 3rd

Are there any changes this season that players/parents need to be aware of?

Annual November Nights Girls College Showcase,

The big change is the introduction of our Summer Nights College Showcase program. We

a Class I Competitive Soccer Tournament for

hosted about 100 college coaches the last weekend in July. This is tremendous exposure

ages U16-U18/19. Presented by Adidas and

and we expect to build on that and have close to 200-300 in the next couple years. We aim

Eurosport; this is the first showcase of its kind

to make the college coaches welcome, ensuring they have quality players in which they are

in the country featuring some of the nation’s

interested in recruiting.

top GU16-GU18 girls youth teams. Athletes will be competing on Friday and Saturday night & Sunday day over Thanksgiving weekend.

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How does a business or family sponsor a team? Who are the current League sponsors? We have family sponsorships on the recreational side. Families and small businesses can sponsor a team and have their names on the back of their shirts. We are currently looking for a sponsor for our competitive team. We really need a corporate sponsor. This sponsor would be represented on a national basis.

Does CLSC hold any fundraisers? We have different fundraisers throughout the year. Opening Day is one of the biggest. Our tournaments bring in a lot as well. Our financial aid program gives back over $85K to players who are unable to afford to play at a competitive level.

How does one get involved with volunteering with CLSC? We have a contact on the website. If you want to volunteer, please visit clsc. us. Someone from the club will reach out to them to see where they can dedicate their efforts.

What is the most rewarding part of being Director? By far, just watching kids being better people. Watching kids go to college and be successful in the field they choose. It’s not about soccer. Soccer is the tool for making people better people. Making young children be young adults and go on to be successful parents. We have six coaches who went on to college, got degrees and then came back to our Club and now coach at our Club. That is so rewarding for me as the Director and as their mentor.

To whom, specifically, do you have to thank for the success of the club? Courtney Chinn was the guy who gave us our right to start this club off. He was our first president. He mentored us and started our program. Unfortunately, he passed eight years ago from cancer. He was the ultimate soccer parent, the ultimate parent in general. He was the ultimate true person who I looked up to more than anyone. What he did with Lightning, the Federation, Presidio, kids, families, volunteers was unbelievable. He was a fantastic individual who I cannot speak highly enough of. He was the guy who put his faith in us. He refused to let us go under. Without him our club wouldn’t exist.

What is the most unique thing about CLSC’s program compared to others of similar nature? We have three Directors who have continually worked together for 15 years. They know this program inside and out. It’s rare to be able to see three people work hand in hand for so long. We have the same vision and the same goals. We are always confident that our club has our vision in mind at all times. The turnover in clubs as far as director’s and assistant directors is huge. We have been the only three who have stuck together. Also, our Board…no one can match us on their dedication and zest for the club or even come close. ¢

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2012 Mavericks Sports Preview

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After finishing a stellar 2011-2012 athletic year, with 11 CIF

the girls volleyball team in their quest for their 8th consecutive CIF

Championships, the La Costa Canyon Mavericks are looking

Championship and 9th League Championship. Matt McCullough,

forward to another tremendous year. Rated by ESPNHS as the

girls golf coach, enters his 2nd season as a Maverick and

#1 Division II team in the State of California, and by MAX PREPS as the 11th

looks to develop his competitive team. Bill Vice returns as the

Athletic Program in the country, the Mavericks hope to start the fall season

boys and girls cross country coach, and looks to defend the

off with a bang.

CIF titles won by both teams in 2011, as well as keeping the

La Costa Canyon High School has been part of the San Dieguito

Mavericks competitive ranking in the State. Worth Archambault

Union High School district since 1996. La Costa Canyon has proved to be

returns to the pool this season to lead the boys water polo team,

a successful school for student-athletes. This season, the Mavericks will

which looks to make a huge splash in competition. Erik Mateljan

be competing in the Avocado West League. The Mavericks have brought

returns for his second season as the Maverick girls tennis coach,

home 150 League Championships while competing in the Palomar and

hoping to lead a young team to a very strong finish. A former LCC alum,

Avocado League, 70 CIF Division I and II Championships and 2 State

and recent UC Berkeley graduate and field hockey player, Haleh Nourani

Championships. In 2012, they were State Runners-Up in both women’s

will lead the Mavericks on the field hockey field. Haleh is in her first

volleyball and men’s basketball.

season as Head Coach of the Lady Mavs.

The 2012-2013 season began on August 6th, as Head Coach Sean Sovacool opened football camp. This is Coach Sovacool’s third season

Best of luck to all our teams. The season looks promising! Go Mavericks! ¢

with the Mavericks. This season Coach Sovacool and his team look to continue in the tradition of their winning ways and make a run at the Division

~ Kari DiGiulio

II title. Other fall sports returned August 13th. Coach Pat McDougall leads

Athletic Director of La Costa Canyon

Sport Coach

2011 Record

1st Game

Field Hockey Haleh Nourani

5-6-1 CIF Semi-finalist/ League Champ

Sept. 4 vs. Westview

Football Sean Sovacool

9-3 CIF Semi Finalist

Sept. 31 vs. Baldwin Park

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Girls Golf

Matt McCullough

Girls Tennis Erik Mateljan

17-5 CIF runners up

Girls Volleyball Pat McDougall

31-9-0, CIF Champions/ State Runner-Up

Sept. 11 vs. Escondido

Sept. 11 vs. Del Norte

Boys Water Polo Wurth Archambault 5-5

Sept. 30 vs. San Marcos @ Palomar College

Boys and Girls Bill Vice CIF Champions Cross Country

Sept. 1 Wildcat Relays @ CSUSM

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A Small Boy’s Wish Turns into a Big Life of Giving

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ver twenty years ago, Barbara Alleway’s son Christopher, then 5, walked with his mother on a Pacific Beach boardwalk. He was so upset when he saw the cold and hungry homeless lining it, that he and his mother collected blankets and sweatshirts, made sandwiches, and tied them up with bows and cards that said “We Care.” Barbara and Chris then pulled a full wagon down the walk, dispersing help and love to those in need. “It was probably the most profound experience I have ever had,” she said, “walking back up the boardwalk, pulling an empty wagon, and seeing the gentlemen wearing their sweatshirts and eating their sandwiches.” That profound experience sparked Barbara Alleway’s heart for helping others. She started a grassroots group called Christopher’s Christmas, which (through the assistance of some amazing women in the 92009 area and La Costa Heights Elementary School) has helped over one thousand homeless people, three hundred single moms and twenty-five Wounded Warriors! Barbara has recently found the joy of painting and she likes to skydive, but throughout it all, she’s lived her biggest adventures through volunteerism. Starting from Christopher’s Christmas, the

“The most rewarding part about volunteering in this community, is the amazing men and women that I get to meet and work with, along with knowing we have an impact for good that by working as a team we can achieve anything.” ~ Barbara Alleway

giving has only grown. Barbara moved to Carlsbad over twenty years ago, and found a wonderful La Costa cul-de-sac complete with talent shows, Christmas cookie decorating parties and haunted houses. She found a community that feels like a small town, with neighbors who invested in them and care about them. She found the Coastline Community Church and their many outreach programs, the Bread of Life Rescue Mission and the Bridge of Hope. She found purpose. Barbara and her daughter Ashley give their hearts and their time to the Autism Tree Project Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House Charities. “The most rewarding part about volunteering in this community,” she shared, “is the amazing men and women I get to meet and work with, along with knowing we have an impact for good that by working as a team we can achieve anything.” All of the Alleways contribute to the Carlsbad community. Richard, Barbara’s husband of twenty-five years, and she run a Christmas tree lot that gives away over three hundred trees to local and military families in need. It’s Christmas all year long for the Alleways and the many they touch in 92009 and all of San Diego. ¢

Full name: Barbara Anne Alleway Husband: Richard Children: Christopher, 22, and Ashley, 16 Residence: La Costa Profession: Stay at home mom Organizations: Autism Tree Project Foundation, Bread of Life Rescue Mission

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Talented Teenager is Dancing Her Way Toward a Promising Future by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photo by MARK ZETLER

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hen Lauren Worley started Highlights of Lauren’s dancing at just three years old, dancing career include performing she may have loved the spotlight in lead roles for The Nutcracker more than the art of dance itself. “I was and Cinderella, and competing somewhat of an attention hog, so dance in England for an international was a good remedy for that,” joked Lauren. classical ballet competition. But today, Lauren – 17 years old – is not As an accomplished dancer, only passionate about dance but serious Lauren is always looking to improve about making it an integral part of her her skills, and recently she was future. “I came to a very provided with an tearful conclusion one day opportunity of a lifetime to “I came to a very that I absolutely wanted to tearful conclusion one do so. In June, Lauren left be a dancer for the rest of my day that I absolutely for Columbus, Ohio to train life,” said Lauren. wanted to be a dancer professionally at the BalletMet For the past eight years, for the rest of my life.” Dance Academy. Following Lauren has been training at that, she will go to New York ~ Lauren Worley Black Mountain Dance Centre in to participate in the prestigious Carmel Mountain Ranch under Juilliard Summer Dance the leadership of Sylvia Palmer-Zetler. “Sylvia Intensive, where she was selected as one has given me everything I could ever ask for of only 44 students worldwide. “To me, in a mentor,” said Lauren. Encouraged by the this year signifies the start of my career,” support and guidance she received from Ms. said Lauren. “I know there will be ups and Palmer-Zetler, Lauren has all but mastered downs, as there always are in a dancer’s life, the renowned Cecchetti Method of ballet, but I really do see this as my final step as completing the Advanced II exams this year. a child and my first big decision as an adult.”

Lauren, 92009 resident and honor roll student who just completed her junior year at Canyon Crest Academy in Carmel Valley, will be finishing up her senior year by taking online classes. Upon graduation, Lauren will start auditioning for conservatories. “She has her sights set on auditioning for the Boston Conservatory and Juilliard or ballet companies,” explained her mom, Teresa. Lauren conceded that it won’t be easy to leave the comforts of home – especially her mom’s cooking – but she is optimistic about her future in dance. “I see many lifelong relationships waiting to be made,” said Lauren, “more lessons to be learned and a lot more growing up to do.” ¢

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:::: IN OUR OWN BACKYARD | Local outdoor adventures

Pining for Paradise At a Glance Location:

Torrey Pines State Reserve

Website:

www.torreypine.org

Address:

12600 North Torrey Pines Rd. San Diego, 92037

Email:

contact@torreypine.org

Center Phone: 858-755-2063

Activities:

Hiking trails, guided nature walks, volunteer opportunities, Junior and Little Ranger programs, beach, The Lodge and much more!

Go Beyond the Beach at Torrey Pines State Reserve by WYNNE LOVE

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ou’ve probably visited Torrey Pines State Beach, stretching from La Jolla to Del Mar, but if you haven’t headed up the hill, you’ve seen only a fraction of what the park has to offer. Just off Carmel Valley Road, the Torrey Pines State Reserve is actually 2,000 acres of protected land. Home to one of only two areas where the Torrey Pine grows naturally, the Reserve also includes the saltwater estuary and bird sanctuary, the beach, and neighboring sandstone cliffs. If you are one of the many San Diegans who hasn’t explored the Reserve, visiting on the weekend will make you wonder where you’ve been. The road leading up to the lodge is filled with people walking, biking and jogging their way to the top. Once you arrive, it’s not hard to see why. The adobe lodge, built as a restaurant in 1923, sits atop the bluffs with breathtaking

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views to the north, east and west. The road, which rises 300 feet in less than a mile, is a popular destination for local hikers looking for a challenge, and offers beautiful views at the top and sand and surf at the bottom. The Visitor’s Center, housed in the lodge, opens daily at 9 a.m. and hosts children’s tours during the school year, junior ranger programs throughout the summer and free guided nature walks each weekend. Docents are available to help you find your way or you can explore on your own. Volunteer Frank Burham led the walk on our recent visit, sharing a wealth of information about the local flora and fauna, the geological history and the Torrey Pine, the rarest species of conifer in the U.S. Frank led us on a short, easy hike to the Red Butte bluff, where the view was spectacular and where he says one can enjoy fabulous whale-watching in the winter. ¢


USS Midway Museum Volunteers Share the “Midway Magic” with Visitors by JENNIFER FRANKES | photo by Robert Genat

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isitors to the USS Midway Museum are sure to be impressed by the sheer size of the aircraft carrier itself, as well as the dozens of exhibits, activities and tours that are available onboard. According to Laurie Switzer, Director of Volunteer Programs for the USS Midway Museum, another impressive aspect of the museum is the volunteer corps, a dedicated group of men and women who assist the staff in sharing the story of the USS Midway and those who served aboard the carrier during its 50year commission. “The volunteer corps is integral to the general operations and continued success of the museum. Some departments are run almost exclusively by volunteers,” declared Switzer. As stated by Switzer, the USS Midway Museum seeks volunteers to help preserve the legacy of those who serve, inspire future generations and educate, as well as entertain, more than one million visitors a year. The environment onboard the USS Midway has been described as

having “Midway Magic” and the volunteers strive to keep the magic alive for each and every visitor. “The phrase ‘Midway Magic’ began showing up in the USS Midway cruise books in the 1960s. It is believed to be a crew slogan – a rallying cry for those onboard,” explained Switzer. In 2011, volunteers contributed over 200,000 hours, which is comparable to over 104 full-time staff members. Currently, over 600 volunteers participate on a monthly basis. “Out of those 600 volunteers, over 100 are from North County,” said Switzer. USS Midway Museum volunteers receive benefits such as parking privileges and café and gift shop discounts, but Switzer stated that most volunteers cite giving back to the community as their motivation for participating. “There is also strong camaraderie among the volunteers, as well as a sense of pride in what the USS Midway represents and what has been accomplished,” revealed Switzer. ¢ For more information about how to become a volunteer at the USS Midway Museum, please visit www.midway.org.

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:::: WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Lifelong Educator Dr. Suzette Lovely Brings Experience and a Passion for Education to New Position

by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Soul of Photography

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r. Suzette Lovely is a lifelong educator who is looking forward to the many opportunities and challenges that await her as the newly appointed Carlsbad Unified School District Superintendent. “Carlsbad Unified has dedicated and passionate employees and a highly educated and supportive school board. I feel fortunate and genuinely honored to lead this high-achieving district,” stated Dr. Lovely. As superintendent, Dr. Lovely plans to lay the foundation for a strategic initiative to improve student achievement and close the gap for those students who are underrepresented or struggling. She also intends to continue providing professional development to teachers without shrinking revenues and resources. “When teachers continue to grow and refine skills and deliver best practices, student achievement will go up proportionately,” explained Dr. Lovely. Dr. Lovely is committed to branding Carlsbad Unified School District as one of the best school districts in California. She also hopes to continue the legacy of her predecessor, Dr. John Roach. “Dr. Roach did a great job with the district and with getting Proposition P passed so that we could

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modernize all of our schools and build a new high school – Sage Creek – which is projected to open in August 2013. Dr. Roach has been extremely helpful in bringing me up to speed on everything,” remarked Dr. Lovely. With 29 years of experience in the education field, Dr. Lovely is passionate about ensuring that students receive the best education possible. She began her career as a teacher and then moved to the administrative side as a principal, director of elementary schools and deputy superintendent. According to Dr. Lovely, she has known that she wanted to be an educator since she was a child. “I played school as a young girl with my bedroom as my makeshift classroom. When I entered college, I knew by my junior year that I wanted to pursue a teaching credential.” Dr. Lovely and her husband, Jon, are avid travelers and have been to every continent at least twice with the exception of Antarctica. A native Southern Californian, Dr. Lovely enjoys running and has recently taken up standup paddle boarding. “I would like to get more involved in the sport of standup paddle boarding. It is a great thing to do with friends. And although I used to compete in triathlons, now I run for fun and to stay in shape.” ¢

Dr. Suzette D. Lovely 54 Superintendent of Carlsbad Unified School District Husband, Jon • UC Irvine – Bachelors in Social Ecology • UC Irvine – Teaching Credential in Elementary Education (Multiple Subject) • Masters in Educational Administration from National University. • Doctorate from Cal State Fullerton

“Carlsbad Unified has dedicated and passionate employees and a highly educated and supportive school board. I feel fortunate and genuinely honored to lead this high-achieving district,”

~Dr. Lovely

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:::: HOME TIPS

Ten Resources to Help Keep Your Home and Family Safe from Fire by WYNNE LOVE

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or longtime residents of Southern California, the arrival of fall brings memories of wildfires as much as it does apple-picking and holiday gatherings. That should come as no surprise according to the local fire department, since a third of all homes in San Diego County are located in what they call Wildland Urban Interface. Here we’ve compiled advice from local firefighters and their best online resources in order to help you stay safe this season. 1. Maintain 100 feet of defensible space around your home. Chief Jim Sturtevant of the Rancho Santa Fe Fire District confirms that this is one of the most important steps homeowners can take in preparation for wildfire season. Removing all flammable materials and keeping vegetation well-watered and properly trimmed around the home is critical to keeping fire at bay. Access the City of San Diego guide to fire safety and brush management at wildfirelessons.net/documents/ San_Diego_Fire_brushpdf.pdf. Detailed advice based on the latest research is also available at www.californiachaparral.com/ bprotectingyourhome.html.

6. Plan an escape route and a rendezvous point. Visit www.readysandiego.org for tips on every type of disaster preparedness. 7. Discuss and practice evacuating with your family. Reassure children that if they are at school, they will be kept there until it is safe for you to pick them up. See www.theredguidetorecovery. com for disaster management tips and resources. 8. Keep a full tank of gas in the car. 9. Prepare an emergency survival kit. Numerous resources exist online to help you purchase or prepare your own kit. Visit californiavolunteers.org/familyplan/pdf/supplies_checklist.pdf for a 3-day survival list, www.readysandiego.org/resources/ checklist_1.pdf, or www.sandiego.gov/fire/safety/tips/ emergencykit.shtml for additional suggestions. 10. Download your own “Family Disaster Plan and Survival Guide” from ReadySanDiego.org and discuss this “burning issue” with your friends and neighbors. ¢

2. Secure your home. Many of the homes felled by the Cedar Fire of 2003 and Witch Creek Fire of 2007 were victims of flying embers. Closing all windows and doors is crucial. See additional tips at www.sdcounty.ca.gov/ dplu/fire_resistant.html, www.rsf-fire.org/prepare/ menulist.html and firesafemendocino.org/articles/ embers.html. 3. Keep copies of important documents off premises and store paper and digital files in a place where you can grab them quickly. For a list of documents you’ll want to protect, visit ww.emergencydude.com/emergency-documents.shtml. 4. Know how to secure your utilities: sdge.com/fire-emergencies. 5. Register on Alert San Diego. Many of us don’t have landlines anymore. If you haven’t already, register your cell phone or e-mail for reverse 911 notifications at www.readysandiego.org/alertsandiego.

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Ready Rush for

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by SARABETH GRAML | photos by Spark Photography

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n such a male dominated sport, the only women who probably come to mind when talking football are the cheerleaders on the sidelines. But the female athletes of the San Diego Surge are proving very quickly that women’s football isn’t your typical powder-puff game. The Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) was founded by Dr. Lisa and Jeff King in the spring of 2009 in order to establish North America’s highest level of women’s football. Joining a roster of 62 teams in 2011 were our hometown competitors – the San Diego Surge – and they have been making quite a name for themselves ever since. Fighting their way to be 8-0 in their first season, Owners Christina Carrillo and Melissa Gallegos are no strangers to athletic success. Christina has played women’s football since 2001 and Melissa was a

member of the 2010 USA Women’s National Team that won the gold medal in Sweden. Currently, the two have established a mission for those who represent SD Surge to strive to become better players, coaches and citizens of the communities on and off the field. The women also take pride in the bond they share between themselves and their teammates. In WFA there are no trades made between teams, so creating a solid foundation and working from the ground up is a crucial part of their league. The 2012 season championships were held in early August at Heinz Field, turf of the Pittsburgh Steelers, between the Surge and the Chicago Force. The Surge won the championship over the Chicago Force with a final score of 40-36. ¢ For more information on the San Diego Surge, visit sandiegosurge.com

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:::: REAL ESTATE WATCH

SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENT

Short Sales, Foreclosures and Loan Mods Taxable? by SCOTT VOAK

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his issue, I want to make you aware of some potential changes to the tax implications for a short sale, foreclosure and loan modification. When a lender loses money on a loan because they foreclosed, accepted a short sale, or modified the principal, they file for a loss on their taxes – and send you a 1099 for the offsetting gain. The gain is called Debt Relief Income and it is taxable. However, as long as certain conditions are met (mainly that the home is your primary residence and the loan does not exceed the purchase price + improvements), both the state and federal governments have waived these taxes. That waiver is set to end on December 31, 2012. It other words, if you owe $600,000 on your home and the bank only achieves $500,000 through either a foreclosure or short sale that closes next year, not only do you lose your home, but you will have to show an extra $100,000 in income and pay taxes on it. While it may seem better to short sell or foreclose on your home now than pay the taxes next year, there may be other options. No two situations are the same and you should get professional advice to put together a plan that specifically addresses your needs. I have assembled a team with a bankruptcy attorney, credit repair attorney and a CPA to help people determine the best course of action. Consultations are free, so if you would like to meet to discuss options, please give me a call. ¢

Scott Voak, MBA – Broker CA DRE #01153157 10815 Rancho Bernardo Rd #390 San Diego, CA 92127 (888) 311-6311 Scott@VoakHomes.com

Scott Voak, a top selling agent since 2008 and the real estate expert on 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.

Recent Sales Activity Address

For the most comprehensive list of properties sold within the last several years, visit

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Beds

Baths

Est SF

Price

6378 Paseo Potrero

Beds Baths Est SF 3

4

2932

720,000

Price

8065 Sitio Toledo

Address

4

4

3377

825,000

2574 Town Garden Rd

4

4

3272

728,000

7165 Sitio Corazon

5

5

3684

832,213

7992 Grado El Tupelo

4

2

2221

728,000

6824 Citrine Dr

4

5

4342

850,000

2752 Llama Ct

4

3

3611

730,000

7164 Sitio Corazon

4

5

3563

850,727

2929 Via Pepita

5

4

2814

740,000

7862 Calle Oliva

4

3

3193

855,000

7939 Sitio Granado

4

4

2797

745,000

8074 Camino Montego

4

4

3265

856,000

7280 Paseo Capuchina

5

5

3566

745,000

8048 Avenida Secreto

4

5

3881

868,000

7031 Sitio Corazon

4

3

2983

745,900

7205 Almaden Ln

4

5

4126

870,000

2822 Avenida Valera

5

3

2730

750,000

7376 Sitio Lima

4

5

3994

875,000

6986 Bixbite Pl

4

5

3424

757,000

3364 Avenida Obertura

4

3

2740

875,000

7030 Sitio Corazon

4

4

3137

760,000

7420 Circulo Sequoia

4

5

3994

884,500

3453 Corte Selva

4

4

3369

770,000

7443 Circulo Sequoia

5

5

4337

885,000

2229 Vista La Nisa

4

5

3008

775,000

2032 Playa Road St

4

4

4007

925,000

6844 Estrella De Mar Rd

4

4

2742

780,000

3305 Cadencia St

4

5

3547

950,000

8080 Paseo Arrayan

5

6

3399

780,000

6757 Vermarine Ct

4

5

4164

975,000

7161 Sitio Corazon

4

5

3352

780,197

3344 Corte Panorama

4

5

3511

979,900

3449 Camino Corte

5

3

3523

790,000

7614 Circulo Sequoia Cir N

5

5

4398

989,000

7160 Sitio Corazon

4

5

3352

794,990

2923 Camino Serbal

5

5

3904

1,000,000

3485 Corte Sonrisa

4

3

2627

795,000

7563 Circulo Sequoia

5

4

4000

1,090,000

3242 Sitio Avellana

3

4

3571

795,000

7122 Obelisco Cir

4

4

3712

1,175,000

7157 Sitio Corazon

4

5

3563

795,144

8116 Calle Catalonia

5

5

4526

1,235,000

7948 Grado El Tupelo

3

3

2788

799,000

7024 Corintia St

3

4

2844

1,265,000

6844 Citrine Dr

4

5

4342

800,000

6869 Amber Ln

5

6

4745

1,300,000

6468 Paseo Cerro

5

5

3998

805,000

3567 Corte Rosado

5

5

4033

1,305,000

7880 Vista Higuera

5

5

3950

808,000

7960 Sitio Fresca

4

4

4000

1,405,000

3426 Corte Sonrisa

5

3

3123

820,000

3524 Avenida Pantera

5

6

5203

1,775,000

3278 Avenida De Sueno

4

4

3265

821,000

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

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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:::: MERCHANT PROFILE

CLASS ACT

Arrive On Time and in Style with Stay Classy Transportation

by JENNIFER FRAKES | photo by Michael Bielecki

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ne of the biggest hassles of traveling can be arranging reliable airport transportation. According to owner, Modaser “Mark” Nazir, travelers can eliminate this stress with Stay Classy Transportation. “Our fleet of luxury sedans and SUVs allows our customers to arrive in comfort and style. Our professionally trained drivers are reliable and make sure our customers arrive safely and on time,” said Nazir. As stated by Nazir, traveling in luxury is affordable with Stay Classy Transportation. “We offer flat rate fares and many special promotions and discounts. Customers who make our job

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2011, Stay Classy Transportation is the result of Nazir’s desire to build a company with his father, a 20-year veteran of the transportation business. “My father has given up a lot for me to be able to go college and now it’s my turn to give back to him,” related Nazir, who recently graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. As a small, family-run business, staff and customer loyalty is highly valued, and Nazir is quick to point out that employees and customers alike are treated as family. “We take care of our drivers, and in turn, our regular customers consistently have the same driver. We also have the ‘Lucky Number 7’ loyalty program for our customers. Travel with us six times within the year and the seventh trip is free.” Although Stay Classy Transportation is known for airport transportation, they will drive to and from wineries, concerts, baseball games and more. “We recently added a San Diego attractions page to our website to make it a one-stop shop for tourists, as well as our local customers. The webpage lists San Diego’s most popular attractions and how much it will cost to get there using Stay Classy Transportation,” stated Nazir. For more information about Stay Classy Transportation, please visit www.StayClassyTransportation.com. ¢

easier by making a reservation online are rewarded with a 10 percent discount.” Stay Classy Transportation offers 24-hour service, 7 days a week. They are dedicated to ensuring that customers arrive on time for their flight Name of Business: Stay Classy Transportation and are not kept Owner: Modaser “Mark” Nazir waiting at the airport Year of Establishment: 2011 when they return. Address: 8375 Calle Morelos, San Diego Ca 92126 “All of our vehicles Website: StayClassyTransportation.com carry San Diego Email contact: ahmnz4@gmail.com airport curbside Phone: 619-357-0723 pick-up permits. This Description of business: We offer classy airport transportation at means less waiting a very affordable price. Why take a taxi or share a shuttle when you can pay for our customers,” less with us and arrive in comfort and style? revealed Nazir. Established in

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:::: MERCHANT PROFILE

AT A GLANCE Name of Business:

Top Agent Realty, Inc.

Owner/Manager:

Carin Molin

Position/Title:

Licensed Realtor, Managing Broker, GRI, RSPS, e-Pro

Year of Establishment:

2000

Address:

2382-K Camino Vida Roble Carlsbad, CA 92011

Website:

www.topagentinc.com

Email contact:

info@TopAgentinc.com

Phone:

760-268-0888 or 818-337-4577

Description:

Residential Real Estate Sales of New and Re-sale

Homes, Leasing and Property Management. We represent Sellers and Buyers. Also experienced with Short Sales, Foreclosures, Credit Counseling

TOP AGENT REALTY GROUP Where Ethical Integrity is Valued

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by LINDA FRABL | photo by Michael Bielecki

fter working as a licensed realtor/broker for large, corporate agencies for eleven years, Carin Molin realized her ethical integrity was being challenged. Some of her church friends encouraged her to start her own realty company that reflected her strong moral core, and thus, Carlsbad’s Top Agent Realty Group was born. Founded in 2000, her agency is located on the same street as her supportive parish (North Coast Church). The credentials that the Swedish-born Carin has acquired are impressive: GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), RSPS (Resort and Second Home Property Specialist), and e-Pro (internet business certification). Her realty company also provides management and leasing services for Carlsbad and its surrounding areas, including paperwork, screening, and meeting potential tenants. The helpful staff at the Top Agent Realty Group includes Britt Thompson, a past owner of a credit counseling company who is an expert on credit issues, and Rick Borunda, whose construction background is invaluable. Explaining her agency’s caring, individualized approach, Carin said, “We are a boutique office, meaning we don’t have to follow a big company’s list of rules of what can and can’t be done. I like to think I am at the top 5% when it comes to actually ‘doing the right thing’ and representing my client’s best interest.”

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Having lived in 30 different homes herself between stints in Sweden and California, Carin knows a thing or two about relocation and moving concerns. This empathy allows her to easily formulate sensible solutions for her clients. “It’s not just about marketing; it’s also about the little things. Over the years we have done everything from cleaning up dead rats in the attic to taking out our clients’ kids while their homes were being shown,” Carin revealed. When she’s not running her realty company, Carin enjoys participating in her

We are a boutique office, meaning we don’t have to follow a big company’s list of rules of what can and can’t be done.

~ Carin Molin Licensed Realtor Top Agent Realty, Inc.

church’s women’s study group, doing Pilates exercises, and hiking her way through the plentiful Carlsbad trails. Expounding on her affection for Carlsbad, Carin gushed, “I love the active lifestyle and all the parks, as well as the extensive flower gardens and landscapes that seem to be so unique and bountiful all over Carlsbad! It almost makes me feel like I’m back in Sweden! “ ¢ SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENT


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carlsbad city libraries carlsbad city library 1775 Dove Lane Carlsbad, CA 92011 760-602-2049

carlsbad city library learning center 3368 Eureka Place Carlsbad, CA 92008 760-931-4500

Georgina cole library 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92008 760-434-2870

Serving the community with three inviting and unique facilities. For a complete listing of services, programs, and upcoming events, please visit www.carlsbadlibrary.org.

CARLSBAD PLAYREADERS “RECKLESS” BY CRAIG LUCAS, DIRECTED BY d. j. sULLIVAN Monday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. A darkly comic tale of a modern-day Alice in a perilous winter wonderland. Forced to flee her home on Christmas Eve, Rachel plunges into a series of zany misadventures. Carlsbad City Library, Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium. For more information, visit www. carlsbadplayreaders.org.

CINEMA SERIES OF CARLSBAD Independent & foreign films one Saturday every other month “A SEPARATION” Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. 2011, PG-13, 123 min. An Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, “A Separation” is a suspenseful and intelligent drama detailing the tension at the heart of contemporary Iranian society. In Persian with English subtitles. Carlsbad City Library, Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium.

CARLSBAD FILM SERIES Films are free and seating is first come, first served. Arrive anytime after 5:30 p.m. to watch special features. Carlsbad City Library, Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium.

WILLIAM D. CANNON ART GALLERY

AUGUST

(Tom hanks tribute) a league of their own Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. 1992, PG, 128 min.

“public artists, private works” July 15 - September 16, 2012 From exquisite black-and-white photographs and whimsical large-scale paintings to sandpainted canvases and hand-made paper abstracts, “Public Artists, Private Works” features the personal studio work of artists commissioned by City of Carlsbad’s Art in Public Places Program. Carlsbad City Library complex.

Philadelphia Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. 1993, PG-13, 125 min. angels & demons Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. 2009, PG-13, 138 min.

SEPTEMBER

(END OF SUMMER FUN)

family open studios Saturday, Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Free Family Open Studios are free art-making workshops for children and parents held in conjunction with exhibitions at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery. Carlsbad City Library complex.

THE LORAX Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. 2012, PG, 96 min. Sherlock holmes: a game of shadows Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. 2011, PG-13, 106 min.

BOOK CLUBS FOR ADULTS

mirror mirror Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. 2012, PG, 138 min.

CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY

COMPUTER CLASSES

MONDAY NIGHT CLASSICS BOOK CLUB Fourth Monday of every month. 7 p.m.

A variety of free, small group computer classes are available with topics ranging from MS Office Word Basics to employment readiness. Registration required for some classes. For classes at Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane, call 760-602-2039. For classes at the Learning Center, call the Learning Center at 760-9314500 or Cole Library at 760-434-2871.

first wednesday book club First Wednesday of every month. 2 p.m. first thursday book club First Thursday of every month. 7 p.m.

GEORGINA COLE LIBRARY tuesday evening book club First Tuesday of every month. 7 p.m. thursday afternoon book club Second Thursday of every month. 2 p.m.

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We talk with the director of coaching for the Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club, Michael Duggan about the program’s 23 year history and what ma...

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