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92024 MAGAZINE AUGUST+SEPTEMBER 2018

ON THE COVER

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FACES IN THE CROWD

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THE REAL ESTATE ISSUE

STUDENT STAR Kira Stanley Matthew Perdoni

FEATURES 9 11

18 KEEPING IT REAL ESTATE Nearly 49,000 people call Encinitas their home sweet home on the coast. As the community continues to grow and develop, ZCode’s 2018 Real Estate Issue takes a look at local sales and the real estate professionals who make them happen.

10 14 COVER PHOTO: Enjoy the sun, surf, and community spirit in Encinitas.

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SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM MOONLIGHT BEACH’S MARINE SAFETY CENTER

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FROM THE DENTIST

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DON DIEGO SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

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STUDIO WEST

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BGCSD FOUNDATION PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIPS

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IN OUR OWN BACKYARD

Encinitas Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

GIRL SCOUTS HONORED TRAINING PROFILE

Specialty Dog Training

Summertime in Mission Bay

DEPARTMENTS 6 8 12 16 17 26 29

COMMUNITY CALENDAR SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS TASTE BUDZ OUT & ABOUT PHOTOS COMMUNITY STUFF REAL ESTATE WATCH

Voak Homes at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

LIBRARY CALENDAR

CORRECTION CORNER In our May/June issue, we were honored to feature Juan Trevino and his work with the hockey program at Pacific Ridge School. We didn’t get it quite right, though, and misrepresented the school’s involvement with the San Diego Chill. The correction is here: It’s not just about playing competitive hockey – members of the club are giving back to the community. Club captain and senior Isaiah Granet started a program called the San Diego Chill, which is a special needs ice hockey team dedicated to helping kids with developmental disabilities.

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FROM THE PUBLISHER VOL. 6, NO. 6 TM

Memories That Last a Lifetime

P U B L I S HE R

Derrick Breaux D IRE C TO R O F B U SINE S S DE V E LO PME NT

Jessica Breaux

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ost people hold the memories of a few precious life experiences close to their heart. These are the memories that you are excited to tell your close friends and family about. They can be trips that you’ve taken, academic accomplishments, or even sporting events. Regardless of the specifics, these events are often remembered as if they were yesterday. I certainly have a handful of special memories that I am always eager to talk about. My youngest daughter recently experienced something that very few 12-year-old kids get to experience. She and her fellow softball teammates from the 4S Ranch 12U All-Stars went on a 13-game winning streak and became the California State Champions in their division. I still get choked up mentioning that title. It was an amazing thing to watch. Looking back, I realized that I was the exact same age when my Little League team went to the Texas state tournament. Although we didn’t become state champs, 32 years later I still have very fond memories of my experience at the tournament and the journey getting there. In fact, I’ve told the story countless times – just ask my sweet wife who has had to listen to it more times than I care to admit. And that brings me to my point. As these girls made the last out to win the state championship game on that hot and sunny day in Lancaster, the pure joy and emotions that followed were amazing to watch and absorb. There were tears of joy, lots of hugs, and plenty of celebrating that took place on the field. It was at that very moment that the magnitude of my daughter’s life experience became a reality. It was quite an emotional feeling for my wife and me when we realized that our daughter had just experienced a lasting life moment that she will carry with her and talk about for decades to come. I wish there was a way that we could select which life experiences we hold onto and carry with us for the rest of our lives. It would make things so much simpler. However, one thing that I have realized is that these life experiences tend to pick us – and not the other way around. Some people refer to them as a gift, and I definitely agree with that analogy. I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to my sweet daughter and her talented teammates. I am very proud to be a part of your journey and life experiences. Your hard work, enthusiasm, and zest for life are a true blessing. Keep doing what you do!

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REGIONAL BUZZ D E L• S O L M A G A Z I N E REAL ESTATE TALK

The 2018 Real Estate Issue takes a closer look at the state of the Del Mar and Solana Beach real estate scene.

WELL-ROUNDED FAMILY

S TAY I N F O R M E D . S TAY C O N N E C T E D .

From sports and volunteering to traveling and downtime at home, the Beros family does it all.

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

HELLO SUMMER!

Solana Beach welcomed the season with the 39 Annual Fiesta del Sol, featuring live music, carnival rides, games, kids activities, arts and crafts, food, vendors, and more. th

For more information and articles visit www.delsolmagazine.com.

92130 MAGAZINE REAL ESTATE TALK

The 2018 Real Estate Issue takes a look at the state of Carmel Valley real estate, and the local experts helping families find their dream homes.

CATCHING WAVES

LOCAL STORIES. LOCAL PHOTOS.

Fourteen-year-old surf champion Ari Engel makes a name for himself in local waters.

Visit www.zcodemedia.com

SPEAKING VOLUMES

CCA speech and debate team coach Michael Orfield helps students learn to communicate. For more information and articles visit www.92130magazine.com.

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92131 MAGAZINE

KEEPING IT REAL ESTATE

THE REAL ESTATE STORY

THE RETURN OF REAL ESTATE

Learn the latest statistics and get the inside scoop on local real estate professionals highlighted in the 2018 Real Estate Issue.

Meet the movers and shakers of 92127 in ZCode’s 2018 Real Estate Issue.

The 2018 Real Estate Issue takes a look at the state of Scripps Ranch.

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92067 MAGAZINE

92064 MAGAZINE

LET’S GET REAL ESTATE

THE RETURN OF REAL ESTATE

THE REAL ESTATE STORY

ZCode’s 2018 Real Estate Issue highlights the local real estate professionals keeping Rancho Peñasquitos moving.

ZCode’s 2018 Real Estate Issue takes a look at the state of the Rancho Santa Fe real estate scene.

The 2018 Real Estate Issue highlights the movers and shakers of 92064.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

things to do in 92024 AUGUST + SEPTEMBER 2018 AUGUST

AUG. 11

YOUTH OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION

Celebrate the Sister City relationship between Encinitas and Amakusa, Japan with exciting cultural performances and demonstrations, refreshments, and more 1 – 4 p.m. | Encinitas Library 760-753-7376

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito will announce the overall Youth of the Year; guests enjoy night horse racing, silent and live auctions, a wine pull, sit-down dinner, entertainment, and dancing 5:30 – 10 p.m. Del Mar Racetrack www.bgcsandieguito.org

9TH ANNUAL JAPAN FESTIVAL

4TH ANNUAL ENCINITAS COASTAL ROTARY CLUB BALL DROP

Free concerts featuring fun games, contests, and more 3 – 5 p.m. Moonlight Beach Call 760-633-2756 for more information

Cocktail reception, silent auction, and helicopter ball drop to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation and other local community charities 5 – 7 p.m. | Encinitas Ranch Golf Course For more information contact gretchen@ coldwellbanker.com

AUG. 7

AUG. 12

AUG. 5, 19

SUMMER CONCERTS BY THE SEA

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Games, activities, food, drinks, and a celebration of partnerships between law enforcement and the community in various communities throughout the county natw.org

TASTE OF ENCINITAS Enjoy food and drink samples from over 25 restaurants and local wine and craft beer at 19 “sip stops”; live music at several venues along the way 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. S. Coast Highway 101 www.visitencinitas.org

13TH ANNUAL CARDIFF DOG DAYS OF SUMMER Free event featuring dog contests, live music, beer and wine garden, food trucks, kids activities, and over 100 dog-related vendors, rescue groups, pet adoption agencies, and a Maker’s Market Row 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Encinitas Community Park www.cardiff101.com

SUMMER JAZZ CONCERT Featuring the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra 5 – 7 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden www.sdbgarden.org

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AUG. 20

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL Encinitas Union School District

AUG. 26

14TH ANNUAL LEUCADIART WALK Local juried art show, live music, dance performances, art demonstrations, craft beer garden, and children’s art pavilion 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. N. Coast Highway 101 www.leucadia101.com

AUG. 28

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL San Dieguito Union High School District

SEPTEMBER SEPT. 3

LABOR DAY

SEPT. 5

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 6 – 8:30 p.m. San Dieguito Academy sd.sduhsd.net

SEPT. 8

19TH ANNUAL GALA IN THE GARDEN Spend a night in nature enjoying live music, worldclass cuisine, wine and spirits, and a silent auction; honoring SDBG President and CEO Julian Duval 5 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden www.sdbgarden.org

SEPT. 9

22ND ANNUAL BLIND SURFING EVENT Encinitas Lions Club’s signature event, in partnership with Urban Surf, includes breakfast, a day of surfing for the blind and sight-impaired, and a BBQ lunch for all 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. South Ponto State Beach www.e-clubhouse.org/ sites/encinitas

SEPT. 14 – 16

KAABOO DEL MAR A weekend of world-class music, contemporary art, comedy, artisan food, craft libations, beer, wine, spa zone, and more www.kaaboodelmar.com

SEPT. 15

34TH ANNUAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY Volunteer for I Love A Clean San Diego’s biggest event of the year 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Various sites Register at www.cleanupday.org

SEPT. 22

WAVECREST WOODIE MEET Experience the longest running and largest gathering of woodies in the world. Around 300 woodies will be on display with live Hawaiian and surf music, raffle prizes, and awards for the best of the best 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Moonlight Beach Parking Lot www.sandiegowoodies.com

4TH ANNUAL WINE & BEER TASTING GALA Local wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction benefiting Saving Horses, Inc. 6 – 10 p.m. 3224 Wildflower Valley Dr. www.savinghorsesinc.com

RECURRING MONDAYS

ENCINITAS LIONS CLUB MEETING 2nd and 4th Mondays: 12 p.m. 285 N. El Camino Real www.e-clubhouse.org/ sites/encinitas

TUESDAYS

ENCINITAS COASTAL ROTARY CLUB MEETING 12:15 p.m. | Cardiff Beach Bar @ Tower 13 www.rotary5340.org/ clubInfo/encinitas-coastal

LA LECHE LEAGUE NORTH COUNTY COASTAL MEETING Mother-to-mother support group for pregnant and nursing mothers 2nd Tuesdays: 10 a.m. 617 Saxony Pl. #103 www.facebook.com/ LLLNorthCountyCoastal

ENCINITAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SUNDOWNER MIXER 3rd Tuesdays: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. See website for location www.encinitaschamber.com


WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

All ages welcome 8 – 11 a.m. 800 Ecke Ranch Rd. www.coastalrootsfarm.org

Hot rods, foreign and classic cars, and woodies line up downtown, while clubs display their best on the side streets; enjoy live music and awards through September 3rd Thursdays: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. S. Coast Highway 101 www.ci.encinitas.ca.us

FOOD FOREST VOLUNTEER DAYS

WEDNESDAYS@NOON Free weekly concert series presented by the City of Encinitas 12 p.m. | Encinitas Library www.encinitasca.gov/ concerts

ENCINITAS ROTARY CLUB MEETING 12:10 p.m. | Elks Lodge www.encinitasrotary.com

ENCINITAS CRUISE NIGHTS

FRIDAYS

MUSIC BY THE SEA Ticketed concert series featuring talented artists; resumes in September 7:30 p.m. | Encinitas Library www.encinitasca.gov/ concerts

SATURDAYS

DOCENT-LED TOUR 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. San Diego Botanic Garden www.sdbgarden.org

LAGOON DISCOVERY TOUR

SUNDAYS

1st and Last Saturdays: 10 – 11 a.m. San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center www.sanelijo.org

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 800 Ecke Ranch Rd. www.coastalrootsfarm.org

SKATE RISING All girls ages 4-18 welcome; learn about a need in the community, do a service project to help fill the need, and take part in a skate clinic and skate with friends 2nd Saturdays: 9 – 11 a.m. 425 Santa Fe Dr. www.exposureskate.org/ skaterising

GUIDED DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR Various dates and times; $29 for adults, $15 for children 390 West F St. www.walkthecitytours.com

VOLUNTEER IN THE VINEYARD

LEUCADIA FARMERS MARKET 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Paul Ecke Central Elementary www.leucadiafarmers market.com

FAMILY FUN DAYS 1st Sundays: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center www.sanelijo.org

SUNDAY MUSIC CONCERTS Enjoy free concerts sponsored by the Friends of the Encinitas Library 1st Sundays: 2 – 3 p.m. Encinitas Library www.encinitaslibfriends.org

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SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

SEASIDE BAZAAR OPEN AIR FLEA MARKET 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 459 S. Highway 101 Contact 760-753-1611 for more information

FAMILIES MAKING HISTORY Join the San Dieguito Heritage Museum for a free, fun, hands-on craft experience that highlights various aspects of San Dieguito history; no reservations required and a small donation is always appreciated 12 – 4 p.m. 450 Quail Gardens Dr. www.sdheritage.org

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S P O R T S R E G I S T R AT I O N & A N N O U N C E M E N T S BADMINTON OPEN PLAY BADMINTON

BASKETBALL OPEN PLAY BASKETBALL

SKATEBOARDING OPEN SKATING

VOLLEYBALL OPEN PLAY VOLLEYBALL

Courts open every Sunday 12 – 2 p.m. Encinitas Community Center www.encinitasca.gov

Courts are non-reservable and first-come, first-served 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. Cottonwood Creek Park Glen Park Mildred MacPherson Park Scott Valley Park Leo Mullen Sports Park Leucadia Oaks Park www.ci.encinitas.ca.us

8 a.m. – Sunset Encinitas Community Park www.ci.encinitas.ca.us

Courts are non-reservable and first-come, first-served 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. Glen Park Leucadia Oaks Park Moonlight Beach www.ci.encinitas.ca.us

BASEBALL ENCINITAS LITTLE LEAGUE FALL BALL Registration open through Aug. 31; games begin Sept. 6 www.ellbaseball.org

OPEN PLAY BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL Fields are also available to be reserved 8 a.m. – Sunset Encinitas Community Park Cardiff Sports Park Leo Mullen Sports Park Paul Ecke Sports Park For reservations call the City’s Sports Supervisor at 760-633-2756

CYCLING SWAMI’S RIDES Swami’s Cycling hosts a monthly social ride at a conversational pace on the first Sunday of every month 8 a.m. 5611 Palmer Way Suite D, Carlsbad www.swamis.org

PICKLEBALL OPEN PLAY PICKLEBALL (AGES 50+)

SOFTBALL SAN DIEGUITO YOUTH SOFTBALL LEAGUE FALL BALL Registration open through August; season runs September through mid-November www.sdyssoftball.com

TENNIS OPEN PLAY TENNIS Courts are non-reservable and first-come, first-served 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. Cottonwood Creek Park Glen Park Moonlight Beach www.ci.encinitas.ca.us

Days and times vary Encinitas Community Center www.encinitasca.gov

(Dates and events subject to change)

WALK AND RUN SURFING MADONNA BEACH RUN/WALK Registration now open for 1K, 5K, 10K, and 12K Race Date: Oct. 7 12 p.m. | Moonlight Beach www.surfingmadonnarun.org

PANNIKIN RUNNERS MEET-UP GROUP For anyone who wants to run a long, flat, easy-paced run out and back along the coast Saturdays: 7:30 a.m. Meet at Pannikin Coffee & Tea www.strava.com/clubs/153350

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photos by Nathan Benner and Kevin Roche

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he 14th Annual SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM was another success this year, drawing over 17,000 people to Moonlight Beach and raising more than $250,000 for local youth initiatives. The community celebration event featured surf contests, vendors, and a free concert including performances by SWITCHFOOT, Colony House, Sure Sure, Inspired and the Sleep, and a special appearance by young musicians from VH1 Save the Music Foundation. Since 2005, the event has raised over $1.8 million for local youth programs impacting homeless, at-risk, and disadvantaged kids. This year’s beneficiaries included VH1 Save the Music Foundation, Feeding San Diego, Challenged Athletes Foundation, A Step Beyond, StandUp for Kids, and Rob Machado Foundation. Learn more at www.broam.org. 

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S T U D E N T S TA R

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TBACKS E S T E L E N’T Y DOES INING POSITIV E L N A T MA KIRA S ABL ROM RE DA FR F R by LIN E H graphy P to o O h P T f S oul o to by S pho

"SmalL pRoblEms aRen't aS bIg aNymoRe, aNd sItuaTionS cAn aLwayS bE wOrse."

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ira Stanley had been living the life of a typical Encinitas teenager by attending La Costa Canyon High School, surfing the local waves, and working at Concept Surf Shop. Then shortly before her 16th birthday last year, Kira was experiencing headaches, double vision, and a sense of being off balance. After numerous visits to various doctors, Kira was finally diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a rare pediatric brain cancer. Eerily, Kira had a premonition of her condition. “I joked about it before I was diagnosed by saying, ‘I hope it’s not a brain tumor!’, so when I found out that’s what it actually was, I wasn’t surprised,” she explained. “I already had an instinct about it.” Practically overnight, Kira’s life dramatically changed. She is now homeschooled, she can’t surf, she can’t go out with her friends as much, she requires more supervision, and she must spend a lot of time in the hospital. Kira has also changed her diet, and now avoids all sugar, gluten, and dairy products. Rather than dwelling on the negative aspects of her circumstances, however, Kira has instead embraced the positive elements. She proclaimed, “I have learned to appreciate life. Small problems aren’t as big anymore, and situations can always be worse. Also, more people seem interested in me now. They talk to me more, and seem to know who I am.” In the future, Kira would like to create her own nonprofit organization to spread awareness about brain cancer. She revealed, “I want to be the voice of the kids who can’t communicate, or who are too young to really

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express themselves.” Kira also hopes to attend college and perhaps pursue a career in real estate, following in the footsteps of her aunt and grandmother who are both in that profession. When her treatment concludes and she is allowed more freedom, Kira can’t wait to get back to the simple pleasures of teenage life. She elaborated, “I’m looking forward to surfing, driving, and just being able to go out with my friends and be more than 30 minutes away from my parents. This whole situation has made me rethink my goals, but I’m so thankful for the entire community. Everyone has been so supportive!” 

Name: Community: School: Grade: Parents: Sibling: Hobbies & Interests: Favorite Spot in Encinitas:

Kira Stanley Encinitas La Costa Canyon High School 12 in the fall Wendy and Robert Stanley Sister – Zane (18) Surfing and music Moonlight Beach

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Project of the Year

MOONLIGHT BEACH’S MARINE SAFETY CENTER GARNERS PRAISE

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he City of Encinitas has officially welcomed its new Marine Safety Center at Moonlight Beach, just in time for warmer weather of the season. Though it has been operational since November of last year, the city held a grand opening ceremony for the center in late May, with state, county, and city officials, lifeguards, and representatives from the construction team in attendance. The 2,350-squarefoot building, which cost a total of $3.8 million, is equipped with a first aid station, sheriff’s desk and observation space, lockers, storage, restroom areas, and an upper deck with a 360-degree view for lifeguards to see the ocean, the beach, B Street, C Street, and the Moonlight Beach parking lot. It replaced the former lifeguard tower, which was originally built in 1953 and demolished in October 2016.

The center has already received an impressive accolade – the 2018 Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association (APWA) San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter. The award was established to promote excellence in public works projects by recognizing the partnership between the managing agency, the consultant/ architect/engineer team, and the contractor, who work together to successfully complete projects for community benefit. The Marine Safety Center was designed by Stephen Dalton Architects of Solana Beach and built by EC Constructors Inc. of Lakeside, who both also worked on the restroom/ concession and garage structures in the first phase of the Moonlight Beach renovation. For more information go to www.encinitasca.gov and sandiego.apwa.net. 

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If there’s one thing that North County residents enjoy more than the beach, it’s the various cuisine, beverages, and sweet treats throughout San Diego. Here, we offer a taste of some local flavor.

FA R E & F E S T I V I T Y ON TH E MAP

Fresh Happenings

FairFood In the spirit of this year’s San Diego County Fair theme, “How Sweet It Is!” food vendors offered especially creative and colorful treats for fairgoers, like cotton candy ice cream sandwiches and unicorn cupcakes. Longtime vendors continued to serve up old fair favorites, including corn dogs, giant turkey legs, curly fries, funnel cakes, kettle corn, and all things deep fried!

The Patio Group, the team behind popular restaurants The Patio on Lamont in Pacific Beach and The Patio on Goldfinch in Mission Hills, has expanded into North County with The Patio on 101, replacing Open House Food + Drink on S. Coast Highway 101. The restaurant, which officially opened in June, features an outdoor lounge with

Local Tastes Don't miss this year’s Taste of Encinitas on Aug. 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Taste samples from over 30 local restaurants and 19 “sip stops” while enjoying live music at seven venues along the way. Get your ticket at www.visitencinitas.org/event/tasteofencinitas.

a kids’ area, and serves up local, seasonal fare for happy hour, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

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FROM THE DENTIST

FROM THE DENTIST

EASY AND STRESS-FREE DENTAL VISITS FOR YOUR KIDS! by SPENCER MAUSETH, D.D.S., 4S Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics Encinitas Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

As parents, we’re responsible for keeping our children safe and healthy. Sometimes this means tackling pretty difficult situations. Dental visits shouldn’t fall into this category, however. Here are a few tips on keeping visits to the dentist positive – and even fun! The earlier, the better. Take your child in for their first dental visit by their first birthday. Prevention-based dentistry will lead to a lifetime of easier dental visits. Keep it simple. Kids are curious about the world around them, including what happens

when they visit the dentist. Explain in terms that children will understand. “Counting teeth,” “making your teeth sparkle,” and “checking for sugar bugs” are all fun ways to explain what goes on during a dental visit. Practice at home. Reading books and setting aside some time to play “dentist” will do wonders for making your little one comfortable while at an actual dental appointment. Realistic expectations. For many children, the newness of the experience will cause some anxiety. Consistency and positive reinforcement go a long way toward alleviating fears. Choose your dentist wisely. The pediatric dentist you choose sets the tone for how your child views oral health care. Choose a dentist that is a good fit for both you and your child.

Be positive. How you approach dental visits will have a huge impact on how your child feels about going to the dentist. Working together, you and your child’s dentist can make a real difference in your child’s oral health, now and in the future!

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FAC E S I N T H E C R OW D

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MATTHEW PERDONI CREATES, SHARES, AND INSPIRES ART ACROSS THE ENCINITAS COMMUNITY

Name: Profession: Community: Hobbies & Interests: Favorite Local Spots: Website: Instagram:

Matthew Renso Perdoni Illustrator and Muralist Encinitas Art, surfing, skating, trains, and the beach D Street Beach and the Potato Shack www.matthewperdoni.com @matthewperdoni

by LIZ ONUFER | photos by Soul of Photography

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atthew Perdoni first realized his artistic abilities in a rather unorthodox way – in church, drawing Ninja Turtles on the back of donation envelopes. He was eight years old at the time, and a friend complimented his cartoon drawings. “And that was it,” Matthew shared. “After that I really started to own my drawing ability.” Today, Matthew shares his talents with the 92024 community as a professional artist. Matthew’s journey to full-time artist was preceded by a career in football. He studied art and played football at the University of New Hampshire. “It was tricky straddling that fence, I didn’t really fit into either world,” he acknowledged. Matthew went on to graduate, earned a graduate degree in art education, and then began coaching and playing football in Parma, Italy for five years. “That experience allowed me the opportunity to see a lot of art, both classic and contemporary,” he said. “It got me excited about drawing and painting again. Since retiring and returning stateside, I have for the first time been able to put 100-percent energy into my art.” Matthew’s preferred mediums span the

spectrum, from watercolors and acrylics to linoleum block prints. “I dig it all,” he said. “I’ll get hot on a subject or technique for a while, I’ll make a ton of block prints or paint in a certain way a certain subject, then circle back when that energy runs out.” His diverse interests ensure he never gets bored or stuck in his art. “I can always find something to stimulate me and get me excited again,” he said. The greatest reward of creating and sharing art is the creative process for Matthew. “Taking an idea in your head. Chewing on it. Sketching it out. Shaping it,” he explained. “And then executing it. I then love sharing that process with folks. Letting them in on it,” he said. “That’s how I feel when another creator shares their process with me. Be it building a stone wall or shaping a surfboard. I love learning about the creative process.” Since moving to 92024 three years ago, Matthew has been sharing, learning, and inspiring throughout the community. Many of his murals can be seen around downtown San Diego, and he looks forward to getting more involved in the local art scene. 

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Cream of the Crop

ENCINITAS STUDENTS AMONG DON DIEGO SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

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ncinitas residents and San Dieguito Academy students Autumn Kleinrath and Anna Lonsway were among the 30 recipients of Don Diego Scholarships totaling $72,500 this year. Autumn received a $2,500 scholarship in the Exhibitor/Participant category. She has long been involved as an exhibitor at the San Diego County Fair, showing her mineral collection and annually earning first place ribbons in the photography show. Last year, her photograph of Yosemite even won Best of Show. Autumn plans to attend University of California, Santa Barbara and major in business. Anna, who received a $1,500 scholarship in the 4-H category, created a fundraiser to help a friend with a challenging medical condition. “My dream is to become a doctor and make a difference in people’s lives,” she said. “I will always remember how Don Diego is helping me get the education I need to help others.” She will be attending

University of California, Davis in the fall. Other notable winners included Hailey Baldwin, who won the top $5,000 FFA scholarship as well as a $2,500 Jr. Livestock Auction scholarship; Tierra Mathews, who won the top $5,000 4-H and $2,500 Jr. Livestock Auction scholarships; Sabrina Drobeck, who won the top $5,000 Employee scholarship; and Angelina “Gigi” Manasan, who received the coveted $5,000 Spanjian Family Scholarship as well as the top $5,000 Exhibitor/Participant scholarship. All Don Diego scholars were celebrated at the Don Diego Gala in June, and will be honored with a Legacy Brick to be installed at the Don Diego Legacy Fountain at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Since its inception in 1986, the Don Diego Scholarship Foundation has awarded $938,500 in scholarships to 234 students and in agriculture education grants. Learn more at www.dondiegoscholarship.org. 

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Admissions Presentations

Cathedral Catholic High School would like to welcome ALL to attend an evening presentation by the Admissions Team, hosted on the Cathedral Catholic High School campus. Open to students and families of all ages. Topics that will be covered include Admissions, Academics, Athletics, College Planning, Tuition Assistance, Scholarships and Q & A. Please visit our website to RSVP for one of the following: Wednesday, September 26: 6 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 7: 6 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 28: 6 - 7 p.m. Thursday, December 13: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Join us at The CCHS Christmas Concert at 7 p.m., December 13)

RSVP at cathedralcatholic.org/admissionsevents

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COMMUNITY STUFF

Making a Difference for Seniors

The City of Encinitas Senior Citizen Commission, in partnership with the Encinitas Rotary Club, recently named Judy Thum the 2017 Senior Citizen of the Year, and Pam Walker as the recipient of the Service to Seniors Award, based on nominations from the public. Judy has been a dedicated leader, educator, and volunteer in the Encinitas community for over 40 years. She has been involved with the Coastal Communities Concert Band, the Encinitas Library, City of Encinitas Commission for the Arts, League of Women Voters, and three book clubs. Pam volunteers at the 1883 schoolhouse, is involved in the Meals on Wheels program, serves as the treasurer for the Encinitas Historical Society, and leads tours for the San Dieguito Heritage Museum. She often helps elderly residents by driving them to the store or to doctor’s appointments. Judy and Pam were honored at a City Council meeting with a personal award and a perpetual plaque housed at the Encinitas Senior Center. They were also recognized as guests of honor at an Encinitas Rotary Club luncheon in May.

New Leadership at Coastal Roots Farm Javier Guerrero officially assumed the position of executive director at Coastal Roots Farm in June. Founding Director Daron ‘Farmer D’ Joffe will continue to serve on the farm board in addition to his new position as Director of Agricultural Innovation and Development for the Leichtag Foundation. Javier has worked in the San Diego nonprofit sector for nearly two decades and has extensive experience in nonprofit administration, organizational management, and resource development. Javier previously served as executive director of San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum for eight years, and currently serves as board chair of North County Philanthropy Council and is an active member of Rotary, Kiwanis, and Scouting. Established in 2014, Coastal Roots Farm is a nonprofit community farm and education center located on approximately 15 acres of land in Encinitas. The farm cultivates healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom. Discover more at www.coastalrootsfarm.org.

New RCHS President After 19 years as president of Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS), Jim Silveira has stepped down from the role to devote time to his family business. Longtime RCHS board of directors member Judi Sanzo has become the new RCHS president, which was officially effective in May. Jim will continue to stay involved as a board member at RCHS. Jim and Judi worked together closely in the months leading up to the transition. “The board made a wise decision in naming Judi president/ CEO,” Jim said. “Her career as a corporate attorney specializing in nonprofit organizations will continue to serve RCHS. She has been actively involved during the last five years, most recently serving as board vice chair. Judi’s passion for animals and social justice, her legal experience, and her knowledge of how RCHS works will make our transition seamless for the animals and people we serve.” For more information visit www.sdpets.org.

Encinitas Recognized for Climate Protection Mayor Catherine Blakespear accepted an honorable mention award on behalf of the City of Encinitas in the small city category at the 2018 U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston, MA in June. The award program recognizes mayors for their outstanding and innovative practices that increase energy efficiency, expand renewable energy, and reduce carbon emissions. Encinitas was recognized for its updated Climate Action Plan (CAP), the city’s roadmap for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The CAP has set ambitious goals for the city to reduce emissions by 13% below 2012 levels by 2020 and by 41% below 2012 levels by 2030. Strategies include increasing renewable energy, reducing off-road equipment, implementing zero waste efforts, carbon sequestration, and increasing building, water, and transportation efficiency. Learn more about the plan at www.ci.encinitas.ca.us/climate.

9th Annual Taste of Cardiff photo by Jax Connolly Photo

Cardiff 101 Main Street’s 9th Annual Taste of Cardiff was a success. Attendees tasted samples from local restaurants as well as craft beer, wine, and kombucha at 11 Sip and Stop locations while enjoying live music in Cardiff Town Center. A favorite spot was C’Est Si Bon, a European inspired boutique where guests sipped on wine from Carruth Cellars Urban Winery, sampled food from Urban Plates, and listened to jazz by Louis V. Duo and Sarah Knapp. There was also live painting during the event, including a utility box painting by Daniel Hernandez and a mural collaboration by Skye Walker, Todd Glaser, and Rob Machado. Cardiff Beach Bar @ Tower 13 took home the Golden Fork Award this year for Chef AJ’s ceviche sliders. Second place was tied between last year’s winner, Cardiff Seaside Market, and newcomer Bump Coffee. Rounding out the top three was local favorite VG Donuts. Discover more at www.cardiff101.com.

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REALTOR®

Daniel Beer, Beer Home Team TOP 150 TEAMS IN THE NATION PER THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AND REAL TRENDS Daniel Beer is the CEO and owner of Beer Home Team powered by eXp Realty. While at Keller Williams, Dan was recognized as the #1 real estate team in Southern California for the largest brokerage in the nation. Beer Home Team’s trademarked 5 Day Blitz™ home-selling process helped produce 222 homes sold and over $164 million in sales in 2017 alone. They are ranked by none other than The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends as one of the top 150 teams in the nation. Other recent awards include the 831st fastest-growing private company in America across all industries by Inc. 5000 and Beer Home Team was voted one of the Best Places to Work in 2018 per San Diego Business Journal. Call Dan when you want a proven and highly professional process that goes against the grain of traditional status quo home selling methods. Dan offers a menu of services and flexible commissions that fit every client’s situation and circumstances.

Testimonials: “Very great experience with the Beer Team who sold my home! They use a fantastic strategy that produces RESULTS. My home sold three days after the Sunday open house significantly over the asking price. This was such an unexpected, pleasant surprise! I was so pleased I asked them to sell my parents house in Oceanside, and we had a similar great experience and another sale above asking price! This team is amazing and should be the go-to realtors in San Diego.” – Kathleen N “Sold in 5 Days for 106% of Asking Price” “When my wife and I were considering selling our home, I had heard incredible things about the Beer Home team from a co-worker of mine. They had sold her house in the first weekend for far above the asking price. Through the process, I interviewed four Realtors of which an agent on the Beer Home Team was my second. As soon as he left, I knew at that point choosing him and the Beer Home team to represent my wife and I was a no-brainer. Their approach to the real estate business was unlike anything else that we had heard. The good news? It worked beautifully. The Beer Home Team executed at every stage of the process getting our house under contract on the first weekend, selling it above asking price and doing all of it while making the process smooth for our family. When looking for a realtor to sell your home, I would look no farther than the Beer Home Team. The seamless execution and outcome are unparalleled from what I have experienced in this business!” – Adam R “Sold in 6 Days for 100.8% of Asking Price”

DAN AND HIS TEAM PRODUCED 222 HOMES SOLD AND OVER $164 MILLION IN SALES IN 2017 ALONE Name: Daniel Beer Company: Beer Home Team Phone: 858-465-7921 Website: www.SoldByDanBeer.com CalDRE #: 01504952

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REALTOR® | CPA | CFP®

Chad Basinger

Windermere Homes & Estates Chad is a native San Diegan, raised in Rancho Bernardo and educated in the Poway Unified School District. He graduated in the top one percent of his high school class. Chad’s desire to excel led to graduating in just over three years with high honors from the University of Califonia at Santa Barbara. In addition to holding his real estate license since 2007, Chad has his CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and CFP (Certified Financial Planner) licenses. Chad has been honored by the San Diego Association of Realtors, earning the Circle of Excellence Award in 2016 and 2017, which is given to the top five percent of agents in all of San Diego County.

Nothing speaks louder than the voice of the consumer… “Chad has helped us sell two homes within the past three years (2014 and 2017). Both times, we sold the homes within the first week and were very pleased with the sale price both times. (He has also helped us buy our most recent home, which proceeded very smoothly). Chad’s greatest virtues are (1) his in-depth knowledge of the house buying/selling process and the markets, (2) his communication skills and pleasant disposition, and (3) his exceptional work ethic. As a result of these attributes, Chad makes the buying/selling process extremely painless and easy. He assembles all of the paperwork and explains, in very plain language, everything that you need to know to understand what’s happening. He provides very insightful advice on every aspect of the transaction, but his low-pressure approach gives us the freedom to ultimately make our own decisions. And we never once found ourselves waiting on Chad to complete a task to move the buying/selling process along; to the contrary, Chad was always one step ahead and, if anything, he had to wait on my wife and I to sign the documents he’d prepared for us! I literally cannot imagine a real estate agent providing a smoother selling/ buying experience than what we’ve experienced with Chad. I have recommended Chad to all my friends and family looking for a real estate agent in San Diego County, and I will continue to do so in the future without hesitation.” – Ben and Alicia S. “We can’t say enough good things about Chad. He was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and honest. He made us feel like we were the only people he was working with. If we had a question, he had an answer...and he always got back to us quickly. He helped us sell our home and find a new home quickly. We were able to move out of the old home and right into the new one without a problem. The whole process of buying/selling a home can be stressful, so we felt very lucky to find Chad.” – Nick and Meghan C. “Chad was great to work with through this process. It had been many years since we were in need of a Realtor and my how things have changed! Chad’s expertise in other disciplines was a real compliment to his profession as a Realtor. His calm demeanor provided assurance throughout the transaction and allowed us to stay focused on the positive end result!! I would have no qualms in recommending him as your Realtor.” – John and Theresa C. “Chad is knowledgeable, patient, and genuine. After working with high-pressure agents that didn’t listen well, Chad was a breath of fresh air. He truly understood what we were looking for. And he helped us get the perfect place for our family. We love Chad!” – Jacqueline and Angie T. “We liked Chad’s style from the minute we met him. We just wanted someone honest; that was our number-one criteria. It’s sometimes a tough thing to judge in a person, but we went with him and are so happy we did. He helped us navigate the new-to-us world of California real estate and managed to get us into a wonderful home. He was especially good at the negotiations and gave us what turned out to be very good advice on what offers to put in. We would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.” – Todd and Laura W. 20 • 92024MAGAZINE.COM • August | September 2018

Name: Chad Basinger, REALTOR®, CPA, CFP® Company: Windermere Homes and Estates Phone: 858-997-3704 Website: www.ChadBasinger.com CalDRE #: 01817600


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Sue Otto

Berkshire Hathaway Sue Otto is an accomplished professional and leader in the real estate industry who specializes in the 92127 area. Sue has sold hundreds of homes and has been ranked in the top two percent of Realtors® in North America. Sue prides herself on delivering unparalleled customer service and has won numerous awards based on customer satisfaction. As a testament to her commitment to excellence, Sue was voted a Five Star Real Estate Professional based on customer satisfaction by San Diego Magazine nine years in a row (2010 – 2018). Sue has also been recognized as a Top San Diego Realtor® by Fine Magazine several years in a row. Sue utilizes her MBA in marketing and 25 years of sales and marketing expertise to help sellers get top dollar for their home and help buyers find their dream home. Whether you are new to the market, thinking of moving up, or an experienced investor, Sue has the expertise, proven track record, and resources to help you buy or sell your next home. Sue endeavors to provide every client with VIP, personalized service. Enthusiasm, knowledge of the San Diego market, and personal concern for her clients’ interests combine to make Sue an outstanding resource for your next real estate transaction. Sue is proud to offer complimentary staging and professional photography, as well as strategic marketing campaigns and proactive selling strategies for all of her listings. Call Sue to enlist her services and to achieve all your real estate dreams.

Testimonial: “Sue Otto is an outstanding Realtor. She went beyond what any Realtor has ever done when listing my home. She did open houses, staged my home beautifully, made gorgeous brochures, answered my many questions and meticulously prepared and reviewed all the paper work in a very difficult transaction. She did all of this in an extremely timely and professional manner. She also negotiated the purchase of my beautiful new home at a great price. I will definitely use Sue Otto for my next real estate sale or purchase.” – V. Jones

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RECORDING ARTS STARS Diploma Program at Studio West Sees Alumni Shine

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tudio West has been recording some of the biggest names in the music, TV, and film industry since it opened the doors in Rancho Bernardo in 1986. In 2004, they started offering educational programs for industry professionals and hobbyists and in 2011 launched a full-time, 12-month Diploma in Recording Arts. Now the program has been established for well over five years, and many of the graduates have gone on to find success in the industry at studios and production facilities all over the USA. Here is a brief snapshot of some of the Diploma Program’s most successful alumni.

ALEX GEHRING Alex (’16) immediately began working at SIR Studios in New York City as a resident engineer working with both audio and backline. He’s had the opportunity to work behind the board for many established and up-andcoming artists in Manhattan and runs live sound at some of the coolest clubs in the city, such as BlueNote and Subrosa.

SAM McCORMICK Sam (’16) interned at Hans Zimmer Studios (Remote Control Productions), where he was quickly hired to assist with music for numerous television pilots. In January of 2017, Sam began working as a sound designer and sample editor at Amper Music, a new software company that helps people create unique, royalty-free soundtracks.

JACOB POWELL Jacob (’16) interned at Studio West and at the La Jolla Music Society Summer Fest before landing a job as an audio engineer at SIR Studios in New York City, where he works alongside his classmate and friend Alex Gehring.

SHELBY MEDDOCK Shelby (’13) found success with the Reggae band The Movement. Their album Side by Side, which Shelby tracked and mixed, debuted at #1 on iTunes’ Reggae charts and #2 on Billboard’s. She is now the audio engineer at The Compound Studios, and has produced five albums.

ORI RENDLER Ori (’14) is a location sound mixer for television and film. Some of his clients include ESPN, NBC, E!, Discovery, National Geographic, VICE, CMT, TLC, and more.

JONAH LEVINE AND BRIAN KEIM

Jonah and Brian (’14) are co-founders of Analog Media Productions, a digital media company based out of San Diego and Los Angeles. Their focus on video production reflects the importance of visual images in the way we consume media.

STEVEN GROOT Steven (’16) became a sound mixer and editor at Turning Point, a non-profit Christian organization in Lakeside. Though the job required five years’ experience, thanks to his Diploma Program knowledge, he was offered the full-time position of sound mixer/editor. Steven works collaboratively with members of the television, radio, and digital media teams to provide audio mixes.

These are just a sample of the amazing things that Diploma students have found themselves a part of. Numerous grads have found success as independent sound engineers with large companies in LA, New York, Nashville, and other major cities across the U.S. If you are interested in pursuing a career in this field, just think of where our 12-month Diploma in Recording Arts can take you! 

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ncinitas Girl Scouts Agnes Lin, Katherine Weinzierl, and Julie and Jaycie Roshala have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award – the organization’s highest honor – for demonstrating extraordinary leadership by identifying and tackling social issues. Each of the girls took on different topics for their Gold Award projects. Agnes, who will be a senior at San Dieguito Academy this fall, focused on Agnes Lin Katherine Weinzierl Julie and Jaycie Roshala introducing children to art by facilitating For her project, Julie assembled a volunteer team to plant a succulent a series of nine workshops at three elementary schools, with each garden at Leucadia Oaks Park, and held five community workshops session culminating in an exhibit. She partnered with two nonprofits to about water conservation and incorporating drought-tolerant plants provide art programming for lower-income children of migrant families at home. Jaycie’s project encouraged healthy living by painting mile and to integrate her lesson plans and projects into the STEAM elective markers for athletes running along the coastal stretch from Swami’s at one of the schools. State Beach to Cardiff State Beach. She educated the community about Katherine wanted to focus on spreading awareness about the the new resource, which she designed to encourage residents to get out declining Monarch butterfly population. She educated kids, planted and and exercise. distributed milkweed and butterfly bush plants, and donated children’s The girls were among 58 Gold Award winners honored during a books to local schools and libraries. recent ceremony at Copley Symphony Hall. For more information go to Julie and Jaycie, who are twins, both graduated from San Dieguito www.sdgirlscouts.org.  Academy last year, and now attend University of California Los Angeles.

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AT-A-GLANCE Name of Business: Specialty Dog Training Owners: Graham and Kyrié Bloem Years in Position: 6

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pecialty Dog Training (SDT) has earned a reputation throughout the San Diego community and beyond for providing high-quality, customized, comprehensive dog training. Founded by husband and wife team Graham and Kyrié Bloem, SDT uses positive reinforcement, structure, and clear communication to help local dogs and their families. “No two dogs are the same, and we understand that each needs to be approached as an individual,” Graham explained. SDT offers obedience training from basic commands to advanced off-leash obedience, as well as Canine Good Citizen preparation and testing. Graham and his team work with all ages and breeds, offering private lessons and boot camp programs depending on each family’s needs. They also offer programs for behavioral issues and rehabilitation, therapy prep courses and service dog programs, and placement of pre-trained family and personal security dogs. Graham draws on his nearly two decades of experience to run a program that pet owners can trust. He’s a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors, and International Association of Canine Professionals, and he’s an Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer and Authorized Mentor Trainer. He has won a number of awards, including 24 • 92024MAGAZINE.COM • August | September 2018

the American Red Cross Real Heroes Award, 10News Leadership Award, Waggy Award for Animal Welfare, and a finalist for the Inspiration Awards. Graham, Kyrié, and the entire SDT pack are proud of the difference they make for local families. They also give back through Shelter to Soldier, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Graham and Kyrié founded in conjunction with SDT. Shelter to Soldier adopts local shelter dogs and trains them as psychiatric service dogs for post 9/11 combat veterans in need. “We knew Shelter to Soldier wouldn’t succeed without leaning heavily on SDT, so we launched both simultaneously,” Graham said. “This allowed Shelter to Soldier to maintain low overhead and in turn help more homeless dogs and veterans in need of highly trained service dogs.” SDT and Shelter to Soldier have created countless success stories over the years, but some have stood out – including Nubs, an abused dog who befriended a U.S. Marine in Iraq under extraordinary circumstances. When LtCol Brian P. Dennis brought his canine companion back to the United States, Graham volunteered to guide Nubs through the rough transition. “Graham spent countless hours every week with Nubs for the better part of three months,” said LtCol Dennis. “What he was able to do was nothing short of miraculous. He took an abused, confused, terrified dog and eased him into the busy world of Southern California.” 

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he Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito (BGCSD) Foundation awarded The Leonard & Edith Polster and James & Patricia Townsend Scholarships totaling $52,000 to 20 local teens during a special ceremony held at the Hilton Del Mar. Scholarship recipients included San Dieguito Academy students Kalo Grimsby, Brooke Sagun, Kara Sagun, and Valerie Zerfas; La Costa Canyon High School students Cindy Donoe-Alcaide, Luis Elias, Brandon Lopez, and Abraham Perez; Torrey Pines High School students Keila De La O, Samantha Rangel-Lopez, and Jose Becerra; and Oceanside’s El Camino High School students Nicole Durham, Jana Lapid, Rebeca Lopez, Anna Maddison, Brionna Martinez, Ivette Martinez, Saul Molano, Gabriela Osio, and Lorena Urquidez Campos. The BGCSD Foundation scholarship program offers an opportunity for local youth to further their educational goals by assisting them in pursuing a higher degree of education after high school. The James E. and Patricia Townsend Memorial Fund provides scholarships for students pursuing careers in the computer field or Boys & Girls Clubs involvement. The Leonard & Edith Polster Scholarship, established by

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the Polsters in 1986, focuses on financial need and potential for success through scholarships to community colleges, state colleges, universities, or trade schools. To date, over 600 students in the San Dieguito, Carlsbad, and Oceanside school districts have received financial support totaling over $750,000 from the Polster Foundation. The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito consists of seven clubhouses in Solana Beach, Del Mar, Encinitas, and Carmel Valley serving youth ages 18 months through 18 years. From athletics to education and arts, BGCSD offers a wide variety of programs to meet the needs of the community and instill a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence, and competence in young people through positive activities. For more information about BGCSD visit www.bgcsandieguito.org. 

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Reconsidering Mello-Roos After the New Tax law – Part 2 by SCOTT VOAK

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n the last issue, I brought up the question of if it was financially worth it to pay off your Mello-Roos given the fact that the new federal tax law limits the total of your state and local tax deductions to $10,000. I indicated that to try and get an accurate assessment of the value gained by paying off the bonds early, I would file for one of the Mello-Roos bonds on my own property. It took some time to get the information back, but I have it, so let’s take a look. Disclaimer – I am not a financial advisor nor CPA. Please talk to a trusted advisor before making any financial decisions. The bond I checked on is the Poway Unified CFD No 6. This is one of the 4S Ranch-specific Mello-Roos bonds. My 2017/2018 payment was $2,817. The bond was issued in 2003 and matures in 2013, so I am right at the midpoint. The payoff amount is $29,113. If I assume that the Mello-Roos payment will not increase at all, then the return on the early payoff is about 5.3% (if you put the $29,113 into the bank you would need to earn 5.3% to make all your payments

without running out of money). If the annual Mello-Roos payment increases 2% (as allowed), then the return is 7%. So, it comes down to if you think you can earn more than the 5% (or 7%) with other investments. There is also the possibility that a new administration brings back the full deductibility of state taxes, in which case you would not feel very good about having paid it off. On a personal level, I am earning clients much more than 5-7% investing in property out of state, and so I will continue to do that myself rather than pay the bond off. 

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4,543

1810 Wilton Road

2

2

1,646

$1,237,500

831 Passiflora

4

4

3,666

$1,875,000

911 Passiflora Avenue

4

3

2,133

$1,240,000

1433 Enclave Court

5

5

4,410

$1,876,900

1524 Rainey Court

3

3

2,700

$1,250,000

149 3rd Street

3

3

2,123

$1,891,200

719 Calle Regal

4

3

2,344

$1,250,000

836 Jensen Court

5

6

4,888

$1,900,000

3851 Manchester Avenue

2

2

1,328

$1,265,000

555 Lynwood Drive

5

6

6,000

$1,970,000

637 San Dieguito Drive

2

2

1,237

$1,276,000

512 Latigo Row

5

5

5,012

$2,020,000

1498 Hymettus Avenue

3

2

1,768

$1,285,000

840 Channel Island Drive

5

5

4,122

$2,042,000

268 Via Tierra

3

4

2,732

$1,286,000

1748 Tattenham Road

2

2

1,467

$2,100,000

1429 Peartree Court

4

2

1,983

$1,299,000

371 La Mesa Avenue

3

3

2,333

$2,100,000

305 Neptune Avenue

3

2

1,704

$1,350,000

176 Grandview

3

3

2,346

$2,100,000

1050 Guildford Court

3

4

2,340

$1,351,750

3695 Lone Dove

5

5

4,908

$2,180,000

745 Rihely Place

4

5

3,272

$1,425,000

1050 Wiegand Street

6

5

5,928

$2,241,000

198 Rain Tree

4

4

2,826

$1,425,000

864 Channel Island Drive

5

5

3,552

$2,295,000

1807 Parliament Road

4

3

1,855

$1,430,000

32-34 East I Street

4

4

2,100

$2,350,000

520 Verbena Court

4

5

3,232

$1,445,000

1194 Via Zamia

6

7

5,000

$2,488,000

823 Passiflora Avenue

3

3

2,566

$1,485,000

428 3rd Street

4

3

1,691

$2,500,000

1339 Rainbow Ridge Lane

4

4

3,013

$1,520,000

1297 Urania

4

5

4,353

$2,600,000

2444 Calle San Clemente

4

3

3,399

$1,545,000

301 Cantle Lane

6

6

5,761

$2,650,000

2051 14th Street

5

3

3,413

$1,550,000

3111 Brookside Lane

5

5

5,160

$2,725,000

361 West I Street

2

2

1,650

$1,650,000

307 La Mesa

4

4

2,934

$2,775,000

2402 Calle San Clemente

4

3

3,889

$1,675,000

153 5th Street

4

4

3,707

$3,050,000

1739 Sienna Canyon Drive

3

4

3,817

$1,720,000

3350 Wildflower Valley Drive

6

8

8,254

$3,630,616

199 Stonesteps Way

5

4

3,041

$1,750,000

1500 Neptune

4

5

3,011

$4,150,000

2801 Santa Fe Vista Court

4

4

3,600

$1,785,000

3113 Camino Del Rancho

4

5

4,929

$5,999,999

1106 Stratford Drive

4

3

3,533

$1,785,000

(complete list of homes sold in 92024 at www.92024magazine.com)

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540 CORNISH DR., ENCINITAS, CA 92024 | 760-753-7376 | ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE, BUT SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

SPECIAL EVENTS AUG. 1

LUX ART INSTITUTE TRAVELING VALISE PROJECT: THE NATURALIST (AGES 6-12)

AUG. 16

BIKE TO THE LIBRARY DAY

3 – 5 p.m.

Refuel, tune up, learn safety tips, test your bike skills, and more 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

AUG. 6

AUG. 18

TAKE A JOURNEY WITH ROAD SCHOLAR 3 – 4 p.m.

BIRCH AQUARIUM PRESENTS: TIDE POOL TREASURES (AGES 5+) 1 and 2:15 p.m.

AUG. 8

DO U 3D? (AGES 12+) Makerbots and virtual reality workshop 4 – 6 p.m.

AUG. 11

9TH ANNUAL JAPAN FESTIVAL Cultural performances, demonstrations, refreshments, and more 1 – 4 p.m.

AUG. 13; SEPT. 15

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

AUG. 14

MEET AND GREET THE SEA WITH THE BIRCH AQUARIUM (AGES 3-5) Puppet demonstrations, role play, and live animal interactions 3:45, 4:30, 5:15 p.m.

AUG. 15; SEPT. 19

NASA SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORERS (AGES 5-11)

AFTERNOON CINEMA CLUB: SPOTLIGHT ON INDIA Indian cooking demonstration and discussion followed by a screening of Slumdog Millionaire (R) 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

AUG. 21, 28

SELF-AWARENESS THROUGH IMPROVISATION 3:30 – 6 p.m.

AUG. 23

MINDFUL MORNING WITH KATHRYN THE GRAPE (18 MOS.-4 YRS.)

ONGOING PROGRAMS MONDAY – THURSDAY

INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATIONAL ESL Through Aug. 2 9:30 – 11 a.m.

MONDAYS STORYTIME 11 a.m.

SMART RECOVERY Addiction recovery support group 6:30 p.m.

TODDLER YOGA & STORYTIME (18 MOS.-2 YRS.) 2nd Mondays 12:30 p.m.

PRESCHOOL YOGA & STORYTIME (AGES 3-4) 2nd Mondays | 1 p.m.

MEDITATION MONDAYS 2nd Mondays 4:30 p.m.

SOCIAL WELL-BEING ASSISTANCE 2nd and 4th Mondays 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

10 – 10:30 a.m.

SOCIAL WORKER IN THE LIBRARY

SEPT. 9

4th Mondays | 4 p.m.

GYMBOREE ON THE GO: PLAY & MUSIC CLASS 10 a.m.

SEPT. 22

OASIS (AGES 50+) The Bronte Family: Achievements and Tribulations 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

TUESDAYS

ZUMBA 2 p.m.

AFTERNOON SOCIAL HOUR 3rd Tuesdays | 3 p.m.

WEDNESDAYS

EBOOK TUTORING One-on-one instruction on how to download an SDCL ebook to your laptop or mobile device; registration required 3 p.m.

CITIZENSHIP CLASS Classes conducted in English; materials provided 6 – 7:30 p.m.

DOGGIE TALES: READ WITH DOGS! 2nd Wednesdays 3 – 4 p.m.

FAMILY FUN CRAFT

Stories and music featuring American Sign Language 10:30 a.m.

LITERACY, MUSIC, AND MOVEMENT FOR PRESCHOOLERS (AGES 3-5) 1 Thursdays | 11 a.m. st

NORTH COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES

ZUMBA 3 p.m.

GAMERZ LOUNGE 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Information table on healthcare coverage enrollment and other services 1st and 3rd Thursdays 1 – 3 p.m.

SPANISH CONVERSATION CLUB

TODDLER SIGNING STORY & MUSIC TIME

SMART RECOVERY

Stories and music featuring ASL 2nd Thursdays | 10 a.m.

3 – 5 p.m.

SATURDAYS

Addiction recovery support group 9:30 – 11 a.m.

AWAKEN THE POET WITHIN Poetry writing group for adults 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

THURSDAYS

Stories and music featuring ASL 2nd Thursdays | 11 a.m.

TAI CHI

BEREAVEMENT AND CAREGIVING SUPPORT GROUP 10 a.m.

HOMEWORK HELP (GRADES 3-12) Through Aug. 9 5 – 8 p.m.

5:30 – 7:50 p.m.

SILVER AGE YOGA

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CAFÉ 6 – 7:30 p.m.

1st Saturdays 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

GENTLE YOGA 2nd and 4th Thursdays 2 – 3 p.m.

SUNDAYS

GYMBOREE ON THE GO: PLAY & MUSIC CLASS

Aug.: The Jefferson Jay Band Sept.: TBA 1st Sundays | 2 p.m.

3rd Thursdays | 10 a.m.

12 – 1 p.m.

1 – 2:30 p.m.

1st Thursdays | 10 a.m.

BABY SIGNING STORY & MUSIC TIME

PRESCHOOL SIGNING STORY & MUSIC TIME

BASIC COMPUTER HELP

FRENCH CONVERSATION

FRIDAYS

4th Wednesdays 3:30 p.m.

DIFFERENTLY ABLED CRAFT HOUR

1 p.m.

LITERACY, MUSIC, AND MOVEMENT FOR TODDLERS (18-24 MOS.)

PRESCHOOL PARTY TIME WITH SAN DIEGO DRAMA KIDS! 3rd Thursdays | 11 a.m.

FIRST SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES

SUNDAY BRUNCH BUNCH (AGES 14-18) Meet up with LGBTQ youth and allies in a safe and friendly atmosphere 3rd Sundays 12 – 1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

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