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92011 magazine

on the cover


student star jace Hansen


Local Family the hughes family


la costa collection


A Look into the lagoon (Z)



city ventures residences

Batiquitos Lagoon



Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Batiquitos Lagoon, meaning “little watering hole” provides a wealth of opportunities for the community and communities at large. Fred Sandquist, President of the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation, shared why the lagoon is noted as a North County treasure and how visitors and those interested in volunteering time and/or funding can help in preserving, enhancing and protecting the Lagoon.


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hole in one




pups on parade


faces in the crowd renny brown (Z)


community volunteer (Z)


aviara home owners tournament


in our own backyard


women in business


home tips time to get dirty


Resist cyber attacks


san diego women’s week

kia classic at the aviara golf resort

the Tarle’s homemade carrot cake

cheryl ann ehlers

nature’s canvas – anza borrego moms making six figures




Cover Photo:

Ella Decking enjoying the sights of nature. Cover typography by Mani Salazar Cover photo by Soul of Photography (Z)



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

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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

Associate Editor Sarabeth McElhaney 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 Linda Frabl Jennifer Frakes Kelley Gusich Amy Lehrer Wynne Love Kathy Loy Michelle Tremblay Advertising Sales Heather Reynolds 858-207-6316

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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!

Remarkable rider

Local Stories. Local Photos.

Tabitha Bell gains balance in her life and reaches her goals.

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

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92009 Magazine 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.

Driving Force Renny Brown brings great golf and the Kia Classic to Aviara Golf Club.

Born to Lead Megan Leigh is making her dreams come true as La Costa Canyon’s freshman class president.

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92131 Magazine teamwork 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.

92064 Magazine

92128 Magazine

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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.

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!

92127 Magazine unleash the 4s fury

92129 Magazine on my honor

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.

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.

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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.

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

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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

Poinsettia Community Park Aviara Community Park | Pine Avenue Park carlsbad-ca/4th-annual-premier-cup-soccertournament-2013

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

Carlsbad Softball Association Opening Day

Carlsbad Youth Baseball Roster Day

Feb. 15

Feb. 23 – Mar. 30

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

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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,

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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Jace Hansen, A Leader On the Path to Success by Linda frabl | photos by Soul of Photography


ace Hansen, a sophomore at Carlsbad High School, is able to forge his own path towards success … literally! He recently achieved his Eagle Scout Award by building an actual path at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center. He explained, “I completed a pathway to keep the people more safe. Before the walkway, there were uneven rocks to walk on.” He raised money for this project by selling handmade toffee, and he received donations from the Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and the Optimist Club of Carlsbad. Exemplifying good citizenship, Jace also helps others find their own path to success, thanks to his involvement with his school’s PLUS (Peer Leaders Uniting Students) program.

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

Jace Rockwell Hansen 15 Carlsbad High School 10th (Sophomore) Jason and Melissa Paige, 8 and Ashley, 12

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Jace elaborated, “I get together with other PLUS members and we talk about how to prevent issues on our campus, and we work on giving kids an avenue to talk with us about problems they are dealing with.” Describing the program as having “pretty extensive leadership training,” Jace is more than prepared for the bumps along the road that life may have in store for him. For the time being, Jace is enjoying the bumpy roads he encounters as a cross country runner for his school. He admitted, “I joined cross country simply because I like to run, and the practice really pays off.” He has already won a medal in one of his cross country races, and he continues to push himself physically by also playing on his school’s tennis team. In addition, Jace is crazy about basketball, and proclaimed, “My favorite class is Physical Education because we play basketball, and I love to play basketball!” Having lived in Carlsbad for twelve years now, Jace exclaimed, “I like it here because of the people and the weather.” His future goal is to work alongside his father as an investment advisor, and Jace admitted, “My dad said he is holding a job for me for after I finish college!” In his free time, Jace can be found shooting hoops at Aviara Park (“I can walk there; it is really convenient!”), eating at In-N-Out (“It is so delicious!”), and even juggling (“I like to juggle!”). Jace can certainly juggle anything that comes his way, and this trailblazer will continue to create his own amazing path! 

“I completed a pathway to keep the people more safe.”

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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. ¢

KIA CLASSIC AT A GLANCE Name of Tournament: Dates: Website: Facebook: Pricing: Contact Information: Description:

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.

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

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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the tarle’s


carrot Ingredients For Cake: 2 cups 2 tsp. 1 tsp. 1½ tsp. 2 tsp. 2 cups 1½ cups 4 2 cups ½ cup 8 oz.

flour baking powder salt baking soda cinnamon sugar vegetable oil eggs finely grated carrots chopped walnuts (or pecans if you prefer) chopped; drained pineapple

For Frosting: 8 oz. ¼ cup 1 lb. 1 tsp.

package softened cream cheese butter, softened (room temperature) powdered sugar vanilla

About the Chef


Preheat oven to 350◦ F. Butter and flour two 9 inch round cake pans. In a bowl, whisk together the following dry ingredients: 2 cups flour; 2 teaspoons baking powder; 1 teaspoon salt; 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda; 2 teaspoons cinnamon. 4. In a separate small bowl, whisk together 1 ½ cups vegetable oil and 4 eggs. 5. After whisking, add vegetable oil and egg mixture to the dry ingredient mixture. 6. After combining vegetable oil and egg mixture with dry ingredient mixture, add in 2 cups sugar and mix well. 7. Fold in ½ cup chopped walnuts, 8 oz. chopped; drained pineapple; and 2 cups finely grated carrots. 8. Transfer batter to the two prepared 9 inch round pans. 9. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick in center comes out clean. 10. Let cool until easy to handle and then turn out onto a cake rack. 1. 2. 3.

For Frosting: 1. 2. 3.

In a bowl, combine 8 oz. package softened cream cheese; ¼ cup butter, softened; 1 lb. powdered sugar; and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Using stand mixer or hand held mixer, beat until well combined and fluffy. Once the cakes are completely cool, frost between the two cake layers and assemble and then complete cake frosting as desired.

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Name of Chef: Tom Tarle Family Members: Cynthia Tarle (wife), Dillon (10), Candace (7), Camille (3), Courtney (1) Community of Residence: Seaside Estates Hobbies/Interests: Baking, Little League Baseball, Cub Scouts, Golf, Football, Snorkeling, Sailing, Travel Favorite Local Activity: Going to the local beaches with the family; Little League Baseball and Cub Scouts About the Recipe: This homemade carrot cake recipe has been handed down through the Tarle family for at least three generations and is a family favorite. Most of the family members make a special request for this particular cake, above all others, for their birthdays – even the kids, especially their son, Dillon. About the Chef: Tom Tarle is married to Cynthia Tarle and together they have four children under the age of 10. Their family lives an extremely active lifestyle, where they enjoy the challenge of successfully juggling work and home. Tom works with Cynthia as the Office Manager of her law firm, Tarle, Law, P.C., located right in Carlsbad, as well as its multi-state office situated in Austin, TX. Tarle Law is engaged in all aspects of civil litigation, specializing in general liability and construction litigation defense. Tom, a native of San Diego, was thrilled to finally move back to Southern California with the family last summer after living in Austin for the past three years. While Cynthia still travels as Managing Director back and forth between the two offices of Tarle Law, they are loving finally being back home in the Sunshine State near family and friends. ¢

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

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 ¢

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by linda frabl | photos by Soul of Photography


s parents, shouldn’t we strive for perfection when it comes to our brood? Devin, the patriarch of the Hughes family (consisting of wife, Suzanne, and four daughters, Bailey and Skylar, both age 13, Harper, age 10, and Finlay, age 8), wisely countered by stating, “Our family motto is: Life is about progress, not perfection! We have our share of sibling drama, teasing, and sister squabbles, but when it is all said and done, we always come together as one.” These parents are more than competent at being effective educators for their children. Suzanne holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Virginia Commonwealth University, and currently works as a teaching assistant at Pacific Rim Elementary School. Devin is a professional motivational speaker, and the author of a memoir, “Contrast: A Biracial Man’s Journey to Desegregate His Past,” about growing up with biracial parents. Plus, he authored a comic book for kids, “Self Talk,” to help them Parents: Community: Year moved to Community: Parents Hometown: Parents Occupation: Children:

Devin Hughes (43) and Suzanne Hughes (43) Bay Collection 2007 West Haven, CT (Suzanne); Washington DC (Devin) Teacher (Suzanne) & Speaker and Author (Devin) Bailey (daughter-13 yrs. old [8th grade]/Aviara Oaks Middle School) Skylar (daughter-13 yrs. old [8th grade]/Aviara Oaks Middle School) Harper (daughter-10 yrs. old [5th grade]/Pacific Rim Elementary) Finlay (daughter-8 yrs. old [3rd grade]/Pacific Rim Elementary) Pets: Wiley (Terrier mix)

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deal with bullies. Devin explained, “The comic is to be used by parents and educators with kids who are being bullied, feel alone, and/or disconnected from others.” The Hughes daughters certainly aren’t disconnected from others, thanks to their involvement in sports. Suzanne exclaimed, “Our kids are active, and play soccer, basketball, and lacrosse.” It’s no surprise that the Hughes girls are athletic, as both Devin and Suzanne met while playing basketball as undergraduates at New York’s Colgate University. In fact, Devin achieved a full basketball scholarship, and Suzanne was the all-time leading scorer for women’s basketball in college. The family relocated from Connecticut to Carlsbad’s Bay Collection neighborhood almost six years ago, and Suzanne said she appreciates the “climate, schools, sense of community, great friends … and proximity to the beach!” One of the Hughes’ favorite family rituals is to go out to breakfast every Sunday, frequently at A Little – Devin Hughes Moore Coffee Shop. That particular coffee shop holds special meaning for Devin, as he had a dad reality-check moment there. He recalled, “I always considered myself to be a renaissance dad until my wife was out of town one weekend. At the time, Finlay was unable to do her own ponytail, so while we were there for breakfast, I asked one of the waitresses if she would be so kind as to do a ponytail for her. The girls still tease me about that to this day!” 

“Our family motto is: Life is about progress, not perfection!”

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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. 11th that includes wine tasting, networking, inspirational speakers, and unique shopping from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Bernardo Winery. On Wednesday, Mar. 13th, 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. 14th 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. 15th 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 858-487-1767 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.

Visit to submit your community stuff items & announcements.

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

Sand 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. 9th 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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92011 Magazine

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1. Brooklyn taking advantage of the splendor of Swami’s reef at low tide 2. Santa poses with Pups on Parade at The Shops at Village Faire on Carlsbad Village Drive benefitting SPOT (Saving Pets One At A Time) 3. Avid readers Patrick Bullard and Alexia Hungerford were married at Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane on Jan. 17, 2013 4. Keeping a sharp eye out at Batiquitos Lagoon 5. Family fun at Disneyland


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Pups on Parade E

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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Home Green


City Ventures Residences Builds Earth-Friendly, Energy – Efficient Homes in Carlsbad


ity Ventures Residences is a green homebuilder dedicated to building homes that are good for the earth as well as the pocketbook. Advanced solar power, efficient appliances and other innovations allow these smart, sustainable homes to significantly reduce homeowner utility bills. According to Herb Gardner, president of home building for City Ventures, these homes are the most energy efficient new homes on the market, and their technologies come standard—there is no extra fee to achieve low energy use. “City


Ventures homes are often priced lower than both existing homes and newly constructed homes in the area,” said Gardner. City Ventures chooses to build only in the most desired areas of coastal California, and

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the La Costa Collection in Carlsbad is one of the latest developments. The solar-powered, all electric townhomes offer open floor plans of up to four bedrooms, outdoor patios and 1,883 square feet. In the La Costa Collection,

There is no better benefit than knowing you’re not only saving money each month, but that you’re also doing the right thing for Mother Earth” ~Herb Gardner, City Ventures SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENT

AT A GLANCE Name of Business:

City Ventures Residences

Year of Establishment:



6921 Brass Buttons St.,

Carlsbad, CA 92011 Website:



Description: City Ventures is a California only urban infill Green builder. We build attractive new homes and townhomes in premier locations of Coastal California from San Diego to San Francisco. We not only sell at the most advantageous prices, but almost all of our new home communities are built to our Greenkey standard which we believe is on the cutting edge of what it means to be a Green builder. Only a homebuilding team as tough as today’s market can do all that.

“you’ll find the unique charm of the area with all of today’s conveniences within walking distance. It is a central location ideal for work, recreation and a vibrant lifestyle,” related Gardner. The development is only a couple of miles from the Pacific and is near many eateries, boutique shops, health and wellness facilities, parks and great schools. Formed in 2009, City Ventures Residences is led by executives with over 125 years of homebuilding experience. They have been responsible for the construction, sale and closing of over 10,000 homes. City Ventures has also devised its own green strategy, called Greenkey. The purpose of Greenkey is to adopt green strategies that actually save the homeowner money with actual cost of living savings. “The ‘list’ of what makes a home a Greenkey home will constantly grow and evolve as we discover new and innovative green ways of saving homeowners money. The ultimate goal is to build a Greenkey home that is net zero energy. This means that the amount of energy consumed by the home is equal to the amount of energy the home produces,” explained Gardner. As stated by Gardner, those who decide to buy a townhome in the La Costa Collection should feel good about their purchase. “There is no better benefit than knowing you’re not only saving money each month, but that you’re also doing the right thing for Mother Earth,” declared Gardner. For more information about the La Costa Collection, visit ¢

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Lago 26 • • February | March 2013




photos by Soul of Photography


atiquitos Lagoon, a coastal wetland that lies between Carlsbad and Encinitas, is

one of the few remaining tidal wetlands on the Southern California coast. The area that is run by the CA Department of Fish and Game is a nature reserve that encompasses 610 acres. Students, scouts, families and nature enthusiasts have reaped the benefit of the many wonderful opportunities the Lagoon has to offer to its visitors. Fred Sandquist, President of Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation (BLF), shared the past, present and future of the lagoon with us. He also highlights how the Foundation is dedicated to preserving, enhancing and protecting the lagoon on a constant basis. There are many exciting things planned for the lagoon during the 2013 calendar year. The grand opening of the Nature Center, new land acquired allowing for more trails to trek, Club Pelican summer camps, expansion of the internship program, and the 8th Annual Kayak Batiquitos Lagoon Cleanup Event in the fall are just some of the anticipated events happening right here in your own Lagoon!

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:::: COVER FEATURE 92011: Who is responsible for managing the lagoon? California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) and California State Lands Commission are responsible for Batiquitos Lagoon. The Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve (BLER) Manager is Warren Wong. Through a formal Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), the BLF works in partnership with the CDFG on various maintenance and management matters. A negotiated annual work plan defines what is slated to be accomplished. In addition, the Aviara Master [homeowners] Association owns land on the north side of the lagoon that includes the popular North Shore and Eucalyptus Trails. The BLF holds the Open Space Easement for the North Shore Trail and other properties within the BLER. The BLF also owns the 18.2 acre Cholla Point (former Mitsuuchi Family Trust) Property and is actively working on additional land acquisitions adjacent to the BLER.

92011: What is your role as President of the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation? My role is to provide leadership, chair the BLF’s Board of Directors, and to be the Foundation’s volunteer Executive Director for day-to-day administrative and management matters. As defined in our Articles of Incorporation and by-laws, I am also charged with formally representing and speaking for the Foundation.


with Fred Sandquist, President of Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation

92011: How does one become a member of the Foundation and what are the membership requirements? There are no requirements to become a member of the foundation, only an interest in our mission of preserving, protecting, and enhancing Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve and associated watershed. We have various levels of membership including Senior/Student ($15/yr.; Individual ($20/yr.); Family ($30/yr.); Sponsor ($60/yr.); Patron ($160/yr.); Sustaining ($500/yr.); and Business/Associate ($250/yr.). We also have a Corporate/Organizational sponsorship program.

92011: You host a yearly volunteer training opportunity every February. Please provide details on the upcoming eight-week course. Our volunteer training program is currently being redesigned. While our past eight-week program was very successful, in recent years, we noticed

92011: What is the history behind the Batiquitos Lagoon?

that people were simply too busy and were not able to carve out the time

Batiquitos Lagoon exists today because the ice sheets of the last ice age

to attend the sessions. The economic downturn, the need to work and less

melted and sea level rose, flooding the valley. The creek entering the lagoon

time for volunteering were also contributing factor. We expect to offer a new

drops its sediment when it reaches still water and the lagoon silts up. Our

program later this year which will include a single Saturday morning general

Lagoon would have disappeared with this natural process, had it not been

session. Participating volunteers will then be assigned a mentor who will

rescued by dredging so that it can be a flushing tidal lagoon. New sediments

work with them in their area of interest. We hope that this strategy will get

are always being deposited. And, by the way, we are only in a warm

new volunteers involved at a quicker pace, in their area of interest faster, and

interglacial period. If global warming doesn’t stop it, a new ice age could once

reduce overall training time and associated resources.

again lower sea levels around the world. Because we are on a slice of the Pacific Plate and will continue to move, earthquakes will continue to shake and possibly raise the land again. So this is not the end of the story!

92011: What volunteer opportunities are available? Of those, what are you in the most need for assistance with? There many ways that the public can get more involved. These

92011: What is in the name?

opportunities include:

The most common thought about the origin of the name, Batiquitos Lagoon, is

Docent: Our busy public and school walks program is run by our dedicated

little watering hole. It is thought that it was used by early Native Americans that

team of docents. Each docent can choose their own area of interest or

inhabited the area years ago. The Kumeyaay Indians lived in the area and are

expertise to focus on in a walk, although all docents receive full training in

thought to have had villages around the Lagoon. Over 200 archeological sites

all aspects of the lagoon environment and in leading groups.

have been identified in the area, many of which are considered sacred.

Nature Center Host: Our Nature Center is a resource for visitors to the

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Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation At A Glance

Full Name: Nature Center Location: Mailing Address: Website: Email: Phone: Fax: Hours of Operation:

Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation (BLF) 7380 Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011 P.O. Box 130491 Carlsbad, CA 92013-0491 760-931-0800 760-603-6910 Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Weekends: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Board of Directors Fred C. Sandquist President 2010 – 2013 Donald Omsted Vice President 2011 – 2014 Yvette Huffman Secretary 2012 – 2015 Kevin Kienast Treasurer 2012 – 2015 Don Connors (Honorary) 2008 Paula Kirpalani 2011 – 2014 Don Rideout 2012 – 2015 Jim Brown 2010 – 2013 Marty Montgomery 2011 – 2014 Anne Spacie 2010 – 2013

lagoon, and hosts can advise on the nature center

as programs for school groups. They include:

Carlsbad High School and San Dieguito Academy have

displays as well as giving information on the trail and

• Scheduled themed public walks and talks on such

their environmental science students routinely volunteer

what to look for.

topics as: local birds; geology; Native Americans;

and work at the lagoon on various projects.

Trail Maintenance: We have regular trail maintenance

marine life including visits to local tidal pools; native

public service opportunities the first and third

plants; wildlife; native plants, using our native plant

92011: How is the Foundation funded?

Saturday’s of every month from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

demonstration garden; lagoon dynamics and marine

The BLF relies on memberships, donations, grants,

No advance registration is required; just show up.

science; wildlife photography; insects; and more.

fundraising events, sponsorships, park bench

Community service certification can be provided.

• We offer internships for high school and college

dedications, and sales of various items for our financial

Internships: The BLF supports a volunteer intern

students with a focus on scientific field work and projects.

support. We are an all-volunteer organization with no

program oriented to high school and college/university

Community service credit certification is provided.

paid staff.

students. We have various subject-area experts that

• Specialized walks and talks for groups, businesses,

serve as mentors and work with students to define

scouting organizations, home schooled children, church

and execute their projects. Projects where a group on

groups, seniors, and others.

92011: Are there specific land developments that are currently affecting the Lagoon?

interns work as a team are the norm, and team meeting

• We can also provide speakers to group meetings on

One of our most significant challenges to the ongoing

to discuss such topics as project management, how to

various outdoor and environmental topics.

health of Batiquitos Lagoon and associated watershed

work as a member of a team, leadership skill-building

• We operate a nature center that has wildlife exhibits,

is development. The BLF recognizes the reality of local

and techniques, time management and various

hands-on items for children, many photographs of the

and regional economic development.

scientific subjects are discussed. The program is

area, and a reference library. A nature center host is

Currently, there are a number of land development

available year-round.

available to answer questions.

issues that we are following. Through the Envision

Other volunteer opportunities and needs include:

• We also work with businesses, church groups, and

Carlsbad effort and our work on the chartered Envision

• Grant writing

other organizations to provide work projects at Batiquitos

Carlsbad Citizens Committee, the BLF and other

• Newsletter Editor and writers

Lagoon. Many use this for team-building and employee

community representatives defined a vision for the City

• Webmaster, website maintenance, social media

development. Organizations like Life Technologies,

of Carlsbad for the next 30+ years as it approaches

management and maintenance

Callaway Golf, Solana Beach Presbyterian Church,

build-out when all developable land has been

• Computer, network, and telecommunications

North Coast Church and others perform volunteer

committed. Preserving our open space resources and

maintenance and management

service projects at Batiquitos Lagoon each year.

providing improved opportunities for our community

• Educational materials management and maintenance

to take advantage and enjoy the outdoors was one of the top priorities. Future developments like the Ponto

• Volunteer recruitment

92011: Do you have opportunities for students/ scouts to gain credits/patches/experience?

• Nature Center management, operations and

Many of our volunteers were former scout leaders

Batiquitos Bluffs Development are among those that we


and well familiar with the various advancement and

are watching. We are also working to add public trails

• Marketing and publicity

merit badge requirements. We have a number of

to our trail network, while at the same time trying to

• Graphics and artistic support

active Boy Scout Eagle Scout projects underway at

preserve the habitat for our native wildlife.

• Fundraising

Batiquitos Lagoon. We work with California State

• Event planning

Beachfront Vision Plan, La Costa Town Center, and the

University – San Marcos, Palomar College, Mira Costa

Lake San Marcos, on San Marcos Creek, is a primary

92011: What educational programs does BLF provide?

College, and other colleges and universities who give

feed for Batiquitos Lagoon. Ownership has changed and

credit for their students performing community service

we care monitoring the future plans. While upstream of

The BLF, through our active docent corps and

work at Batiquitos Lagoon. Our Weed-whacking/

the lagoon, the creek empties into the lagoon and will

volunteers, work throughout the year to provide many

Trail Maintenance program is a very popular way for

continue to have an impact on its health.

educational opportunities for the general public, as well

such students to earn extra credit. High schools like

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Finally, the recent sewer spill at Batiquitos Lagoon served to highlight the fact that all of

Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation

Mission Statement

our areas lagoons have sewer lines that require ongoing maintenance. While our spill was small in comparison to others and what could have resulted, we need to remain vigilant. Our spill in early October 2012 resulted in a very coordinated effort between the City of Carlsbad, the BLF, California Department of Fish and Game, Aviara Master [homeowners] Association, and other federal, state and local agencies. The outstanding cooperation resulted in keeping damage to Lagoon and surrounding area to a minimum.

The Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation is dedicated to the following: • To help conserve, restore and enhance the environmental and aesthetic

92011: Every summer you host a Club Pelican camp for children. Please provide details.

features of Batiquitos Lagoon.

Rich in flora and fauna, the Batiquitos Lagoon is a natural location for this unique camp

• To encourage establishment of a tidally flushed Lagoon to promote water

in which campers learn first-hand the wonders of nature from an artist and a naturalist.

quality and support of salt marsh habitat.

Club Pelican is held each summer in partnership with the Cultural Arts Office of the

• To promote effective water level management and implementation of a

City of Carlsbad and the BLF.This fun-filled and very popular camp takes place during

strong monitoring plan to evaluate the success of an enhanced Lagoon.

the summer break. Classes are held daily, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

• To promote public awareness of the environmental features and public

for one week. Each day features an art project and a nature activity. Past art projects

benefits of the Lagoon and wetlands area.

have included basket weaving, clay modeling, plein air painting, and t-shirt printing.

• To work with private persons and groups and with local, state and

The nature activities typically involve a hike along the trail and cover topics like insects,

federal governmental agencies in programs to conserve and restore the

plants, Lagoon history and dynamics, geology, birds, fish, and Native American culture

environmental features.

and their occupation of the lagoon.

• To solicit donations of funds and properties from public and private sources. • To conserve land in or adjacent to the Lagoon for public access, hiking

Planning for the 2013 program is underway, with four sessions being planned. The

trails, viewpoint parks, educational opportunities, scientific research, and

[tentative] dates are:

habitat preservation.

June 24 to 28: Ages 7 to 9 July 8 to 12: Ages 7 to 9 July 29 to August 2: Ages 7 to 9 August 5 to 9: Ages 9 to 12 Registration will open in May or June. The initial opening will be for City of Carlsbad residents, followed by open enrollment. The announcement will be made through the City of Carlsbad’s website.

92011: Will you be hosting the Kayak at the Batiquitos Lagoon Clean-Up Days in 2013? If so, when? We will again be hosting our highly successful 8th Annual Kayak Batiquitos Lagoon Clean-up event this year. This is the only time the general public is allowed to kayak on Batiquitos Lagoon.

92011: What would you recommend to our readers with young families? What are the opportunities for them at the lagoon? The Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve is a North San Diego County treasure! We encourage families to join us in our stewardship efforts in preserving, protecting, and enhancing it for future generations. Join us and our volunteer family in paying forward and becoming volunteers – get involved! We have many opportunities for matching your interests with our needs.

92011: What are the most exciting things in the works for 2013 and the BLF? • Moving into our new nature center • Expanding our public education programs, including public walks and talks • Continuing our popular school education program and providing more opportunities for local schools and home-schooled students to enjoy Batiquitos Lagoon • Continue and expand our intern program for high school and college/university students • Expand our community-based water quality monitoring program • Acquire additional land to be added to the Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve • Expand our invasive plant removal and restoration program, providing the public with more volunteer service opportunities • Conduct our highly successful 8th Annual Kayak Batiquitos Lagoon Clean-up event. 

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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, go to ribboncuttings, 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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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.

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 Annual; 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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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. ¢


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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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.

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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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? 40 • • February | March 2013

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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. ¢

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

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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