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contents

on the cover

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Plans for the 4th?

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The Perfect Place

4S Ranch and RB have plenty to offer! Why 4S Ranch was the right place for the Uppugonduri family

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Family Fun at Floaties

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Active & Healthy

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Tenacious Team

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Learn about Floaties’ unique approach Local residents bike, hike, run and walk for exercise and health Meet Del Norte’s new football coach!

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Community Events & Info

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Sports Registrations & Info

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Student Star

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What’s for Dessert?

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Community Stuff

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Out & About

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In Our Own Backyard

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Community Volunteer

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Faces in the Crowd

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Local Community News & Info The latest registration information Meet accomplished musician Flora Li Try your neighbor’s recipe Local community announcements Local community pictures Poway’s first people Friends of the Library’s Nancy Jones Coach Rossi’s philosophy for winning

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Real Estate Watch

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Home Tips

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Green Living

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Financial Spotlight

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Library Schedule

Real Estate Today & 92127 home sales Cut costs and help the environment Do yourself and the environment a favor Introducing a new standard of retirement

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4S Ranch resident Tammy Rydahl and her daughter hit the trails in 4S Ranch Cover photo by Spark Photography

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:::: FROM THE PUBLISHER Walk to the Lake? What Lake? My wife and I are blessed with three energetic children. They all enthusiastically play sports. They enjoy being outside, riding their bikes, shooting hoops in the backyard, walking the dog – and a little sweat now and then doesn’t seem to bother them. So it wasn’t a far stretch of the imagination when my son, now 7 years old, and I began talking about how close Lake Hodges is to 4S Ranch – at least as a crow flies. It became a common discussion over the last couple of years as we would drive in and out of 4S Ranch. He would often say, “Dad, when are we going to climb that mountain and find that lake?” Feeling the pressure to please my son and maintain my “super dad” status, I began to research our hike, scratching my head – after all, it was certainly a big mountain that we would have to climb! It was only recently that a friend told my father about a trail, less than a mile long, departing from the north side of 4S Ranch that literally took you to the shoreline of Lake Hodges – without the need to scale that huge mountain that I had been avoiding. So without reservation and ready to take on the terrain, my wife, children and I met my father at Starbucks a few Sundays ago. After purchasing a variety of refreshments, skeptical, we all made our way to the trail head (see map on page 45) in search for the lake. Three generations of my family enjoyed an incredible hike (two miles round trip) to the shore of Lake Hodges that Sunday morning. My kids threw rocks in the water, we all visited along the walk, and imagined what it would have been like for travelers in the early days on horseback. There was a common excitement amongst us as we returned to our vehicles parked along the northern loop of Alva Road. My father, wife and I were astounded that we had not heard of this trail before. How could we live in 4S Ranch for six years and not know about this? Are we all really that busy? It was at that very moment that this issue’s cover story was solidified. The natural terrain, trails, and beautiful streets of 92127 are a gift to the residents of our community. There are seemingly endless possibilities available to explore – whether you prefer pavement, hills, dirt, majestic views, or all of the above. All you have to do is walk out of your front door. Take a moment to explore our cover story and custom maps on page 42. We hope that you find a route or two that you appreciate as much as we did. All the best, Derrick Breaux, PUBLISHER

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Publisher Derrick Breaux Editor Emeritus Carolyn McElhaney Executive Director of Business Development Suzy-Beth Sarver Director of Production Tara Pritchett Art Director Tyler McElhaney Photography Spark Photography Administrative Assistant Heather Lockwood Contributors Lori Lum Zeena Gregg Sarabeth Graml S. Harbin Hill 92127 Magazine is published locally six times per year by Susco Media Inc. ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any content in this publication without prior written permission is strictly prohibited. 92127 Magazine is a subsidiary of Susco Media Inc. of San Diego, CA: Carolyn McElhaney, Chairman of the Board; Scott McElhaney, Chief Executive Officer; Derrick Breaux, Chief Operating Officer and President. 92127 Magazine’s publication of information provided by advertisers (paid or unpaid) – or other companies or individuals – does not represent an endorsement or verification of accuracy. 92127 Magazine assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or liability for the content of advertising placed in the publication (or on the 92127Magazine.com website).

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92129 Magazine //RANCHO PENASQUITOS National Spelling Bee Contest Rancho Penasquitos resident Snigdha Nandipati “Patty Ann” a 7th grader – had her magical run at the 84th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee Contest come to an end in the 5th round. She finished in a tie for 27th place out of the 11 million participants who started this competition at the local level.

Party Time in Rancho Penasquitos A crowd estimated at about 18,000 mingled among 118 vendors, carnival rides and multiple music and entertainment stages in May at the 16th Annual Fiesta de los Penasquitos. The Fiesta is the biggest event of the year in Rancho Penasquitos and a significant fundraiser for the Town Council, which distributes the funds to many worthwhile schools, organizations and individuals in the community each year. For more information and articles, visit www.92129Magazine.com

92131 Magazine //SCRIPPS RANCH Symphony in the Park Events Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park series continues at Hoyt Park with Gary Seiler and the CoastRiders (Jimmy Buffet tribute) at 6 p.m. on July 12 and The Heroes on at 5 p.m. Aug. 14. Concerts are free, and picnics are encouraged (concessions are not available). Visit www.symphonyinthepark.org for more information.

Jewish Children’s Music Festival More than 1,500 Jewish children from throughout San Diego County gathered in May at the Chabad Hebrew Academy campus in Scripps Ranch to hear the world-renowned Maccabeats vocal group and enjoy a variety of rides, games and other activities – as part of the annual Jewish Children’s Music Festival. For more information and articles, visit www.92131Magazine.com

92064 Magazine //POWAY Poway Center Upcoming Events Honorary Chairman of the Board Carolyn McElhaney Chief Executive Officer Scott McElhaney President and Chief Operating Officer Derrick Breaux www.92127magazine.com 16625 Dove Canyon Road #102 San Diego, CA 92127 619-717-2322 tel 619-923-2678 fax info@92127magazine.com

The Poway Music Fest launches the Poway Center for the Performing Arts 2011-2012 season on Oct. 1 featuring The Max Weinberg Experience. For ticket information and a list of other upcoming shows, visit PowayCenter.com.

Poway Summer Concert Series Upcoming free concerts in Poway as part of the Sharp Hospital Summer Concert Series – all beginning at 5:30 p.m. -- include Diamond is Forever on July 10 at Lake Poway; Susan Craig Winsberg and Blackwaterslide on July 17 at Old Poway Park; The Corvettes on July 24 at Lake Poway; Dave Dekker & Swing West Band on July 31 at Old Poway Park; the CoastRiders on Aug. 7 at Lake Poway; and the Pomerado Community Band on Aug. 14 at Old Poway Park. For more information and articles, visit www.92064Magazine.com

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community events & information

JUL 6 1pm-3pm

Amazing Dana Magic Show

JUL 23 & AUG 20 dusk

First class magic, tremendous fun and audience participation at the 4S Ranch Branch Library from the acclaimed comedic magician. www.4SRanchLibrary.blogspot.com

4S Ranch Movies in the Park Presented free by the County of San Diego, with Shay & Associates and the 4S Ranch Master Association at 4S Ranch Community Park beginning at dusk. July film is “Despicable Me”; August movie is “Tangled”. Bring blankets and chairs.

JUL 20 1pm-3pm

Swazzle Puppet Show

4S Ranch Branch Library brings the well-known interactive musical puppet show to 92127. www.4SRanchLibrary.blogspot.com

JUL 4 1pm-4pm

4S Ranch Carnival

Sponsored by the 4S Ranch Master Association, the annual event includes water slides, bounces, games, crafts and more. Admission is $10 (adults and children under 2 free). www.4SConnect.com

JUL 20 - SEPT 7

Horseracing in Del Mar Annual Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season – a tradition since 1937, when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests – returns to San Diego County. www.dmtc.com

JUL 4 7pm

4S Ranch Fireworks 4S Ranch’s annual Independence Day fireworks display begins at dusk at Del Norte High School. No admission fee, but a parking donation of $5 requested. Proceeds benefit DNHS athletic teams. www.4S Connect.com

JULY EVENTS 7/4

Happy Independence Day! 4S Ranch All Day Event www.4sconnect.com

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RB Spirit of the Fourth All Day Event www.spiritofthefourth.org

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1 pm Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District Board Meeting Board Community Room, 16936 El Fuego Rancho Santa Fe 858-756-5971 www.rsf-fire.org

1966 Olivenhain Road, Encinitas 760-753-6466 www.olivenhain.com

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Dusk Del Sur Movie Night – “The Sandlot” www.delsurliving.com

AUGUST EVENTS

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Dusk 4S Ranch Movies in the Park – “Despicable Me” 4S Ranch Community Park

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4 pm Olivenhain Municipal Water District Board Meeting

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1 pm Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District Board Meeting Board Community Room, 16936 El Fuego Rancho Santa Fe 858-756-5971 www.rsf-fire.org

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4 pm Olivenhain Municipal Water District Board Meeting 1966 Olivenhain Road, Encinitas 760-753-6466 www.olivenhain.com

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6 pm Poway Unified School District Board Meeting PUSD District Office, 15250 Avenue of Science www.PowayUSD.com

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8 – 11 am Oak Valley Middle School 6th Grade Orientation Welcome New Falcons! www.powayusd.com/pusdovms

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Dusk Del Sur Movie Night – “Pirates of the Caribbean” www.delsurliving.com

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Dusk 4S Ranch Movies in the Park – “Tangled” 4S Ranch Community Park

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8 am Olivenhain Municipal Water District Board Meeting 1966 Olivenhain Road, Encinitas 760-753-6466 www.olivenhain.com

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1st day of School Poway Unified School District Schools

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5:30 – 8 pm Del Sur Concert in the Park -- Atomic Groove, Fly Girls www.delsurliving.com

RECURRING EVENTS Tues. & Wed.

Create it, Make it, Take it Events Geppetto’s Toy Store in the 4S Commons Weekly from July 12 – August 10. Space is limited. Times vary. Registration and $5 required. www.GeppettosToys.com

Thursdays

Singles Night Capri Blu Italian Bistro 10436 Craftsman Way #120 858-673-5100 www.capri-blu.com (dates & events subject to change)

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SPORTS Registration &

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sports Leagues & Camps Weekly Youth Tennis Camps 4S Ranch Community Park $150/week Grades 2-5, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon Grades 6-8, 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. www.sdparks.org

7/11 – 7/27

Jack Pennock Summer Baseball Fundamentals Camps Valley Christian School, San Marcos $150/player ($100/player for hitting camps) Ages 6-14 www.baseballnextlevel.com

7/5 – 9/13

Adult Roller Hockey Summer Tuesday League 4S Ranch Community Park 6:30 pm – 10 pm 858-673-3900

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Adult Men’s Basketball Monday Night League 4S Ranch Community Park 6 pm – 10 pm $425 for up to a 12-man team. 858-673-3900

7/11-15, 8/8-8/12 North County Soccer Park Summer Camps 8 am – 11 am daily Girls and boys, ages 4-12 www.ncspsoccer.com 8/1 – 8/5

4SRYSA Summer 2011 Soccer Camp Session 2 8:30 am – 11:30 am Girls and boys, ages 6 and up www.4sranchsoccer.com

7/5-8/12

Frozen Ropes Baseball & Softball Summer Camps Full and half-day programs available www.sdfrozenropes.com

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Young 4S Ranch Pianist Reaches Carnegie Hall by SARABETH GRAML 92127 Magazine Staff

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ost 10-year-olds are currently preparing for their first year of classes in middle school, and Monterey Ridge Elementary School graduate Andrew Zhao is no different. Except Andrew has done something most people won’t do in their entire lives: Perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall. After receiving the gold medal and first place in the American Association for the Development of the Gifted and Talented (AADGT) International Music Festival’s 8-10 year-old division, Andrew was invited to perform at a winner’s concert at Carnegie Hall this past spring. “There were about 20 others performing, some of them similar to my age – and I chatted with them back stage,” Andrew said. “When it was my turn, I just went up there and concentrated on playing my piece. The audience was nice to me and gave me a loud applause.” Andrew had an advantage pianists of the past didn’t have. He was able to utilize the internet and technology to progress himself in the industry. He frequents YouTube.com pages of piano players

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and even posts his own videos to the site. In fact, the entire AADGT competition that allowed Andrew’s performance at the legendary New York City theater took place on YouTube. Despite all of the time and commitment it takes to master his skills on the piano, Andrew was able to allocate himself in other areas. He enjoys swimming, drawing, playing the clarinet in the school band and he was even elected president of the MRES Student Council in 2010. After Andrew’s mother, Connie Zhao, noticed him memorizing melodies of children’s songs at the age of two, she brought home a toy Yamaha keyboard. A mere three years later, Andrew was taking lessons and already perfecting his talent as a pianist. Andrew is now taught by Inessa Litvin, considered one of the top piano teachers in San Diego. Andrew has high aspirations for his upcoming years at Oak Valley Middle School years, both

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as a student and musician. “I will perform for other noble means, such as for charity or for local communities,” Andrew said. Even with all of his ability, Andrew has recognized the difficulty in turning talent into career in the music industry. He emphasizes that being an adept player is more of a skill than a profession, and that he enjoys practicing and progressing his talent, whether it leads him to a professional career or not. ¢

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:::: STUDENT STARS

An Accomplished

Musician Flora Li believes music is the universal language by LORI LUM 92127 Magazine Staff

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s you approach Flora Li’s 4S Ranch home, one thing is already clear – a talented musician lives inside. What might surprise some people is that the person attacking the piano keys or caressing the violin strings is only 13 years old. Living with her family – father Qing Yun, mother Ming, and younger brother Edward – in the 4S Ranch community for a little more than one year, Li is headed to Del Norte High School this fall after being promoted from Oak Valley Middle School, and has played violin for five years and piano for six. Li likes the 4S Ranch community because it is a very friendly and calm environment. “Also,” said Li, “the schools in this area are top-notch.” She truly enjoyed the warm, welcoming and inclusive environment she found at Oak Valley. “Oak Valley lived up to its motto: Students are at the heart of Oak Valley, and meeting their needs is our first priority,” said Li. She is proud that her middle school was named as a California Distinguished School in 2011 and she loved the school’s music program. She said that the music instructors, Liliani Lazzari and Andy Geib were great teachers and brought out the best of Oak Valley’s musicians; plus, she noted that the orchestra had always gotten the highest ratings at Southern California School Band and Orchestra (SCSBOA) Festivals. Li, who served as the concertmistress for the Oak Valley Advanced Orchestra and the associate concertmistress for the San Diego Youth Symphony’s Sinfoia, also received many personal honors for her performances. In 2009, Li earned 2nd place in the Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC) VOCE Competition for the Northern San Diego Junior Solo Strings Division. In the same year, she received an Honorable Mention in the California 16

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Name: Flora Li Age: 13 School: starting Del Norte High (previously at Oak Valley) Grade: entering 9th Parents: Qing Yun Li (father) Ming Wa (mother) Sibling: Edward Li (11)


Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT) Honor Auditions Regional Division. In 2010, she received 3rd place in the MTAC VOCE Competition and an honorable mention in the CAPMT Honor Auditions. This year, Li took 2nd place in the MTAC Helen B. Goodlin Scholarship Awards in the Junior Instrumental Division and most recently received the National School Orchestra Award, which is the highest award a school orchestra musician can receive. Li’s favorite subject other than orchestra is science, including the ability to participate in the yearly Science Olympiad. Another of her hobbies is reading. She started reading when she was two and has loved it ever since. “I can pick up a book and read on for hours,” she said. Her inspiration is world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman. “He inspires me because of his strong spirit,” Li said. “He contracted polio at age four, and still has to face challenges from the disease today, but that doesn’t stop him from playing his best.” Li’s own dream is to earn a double major in law and music in college, hoping to become a lawyer while keeping music as a hobby. For now, Li hopes to bring joy to her community with music. She goes to retirement homes to perform several times a year. She also believes that music is the universal language, and this summer, she will play in the San Diego International Youth Symphony, which features musicians from all around the world converging in San Diego to communicate using one language: Music. ¢

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Ranch, RB have Patriotic Plans for the

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4S Ranch Carnival, Fireworks

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Master Association plans a fun-filled day of events on July 4 – including a carnival, free swimming at the community pool, and a fireworks show. Jennifer Harper, activities director for the association, provided 92127 Magazine the details and information about the local Independence Day celebration.

free popcorn at the carnival and a “special treat” at the fireworks show. Identifications are required for the free swimming at the community pool.

92127 Question: What are the specifics about the July 4 events in 4S Ranch? Harper: 4S Ranch Master Association (HOA) will present its 3rd Annual 4S Ranch Carnival from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Linear Park on Monday, July 4 – followed by fireworks at Del Norte High School at about 9 p.m. In addition, 4S Ranch residents have free access to the 4S Ranch Community Pool from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

92127 Question: How many people are expected at the fireworks show? Harper: We expect more than 5,000 people at the stadium. The show will be bigger and better than last year. We are very excited for this year’s display. We love our fireworks company, Fireworks America; they continue to amaze us with new fireworks each year. Remember no chairs, no glass, no tobacco, no alcohol and no pets are allowed on the school grounds. Glow items and snacks will be sold by Del Norte High School athletic teams throughout the evening. Parking is a suggested donation of $5 per car, also benefitting the teams. The fireworks are free and open to the public, and don’t forget your blankets! ¢

92127 Question: What vendors are participating in the carnival event? Harper: Jamba Juice and Cold Stone both are participating. 4S HOA will host popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, and hot dog booths, benefitting Del Norte High School athletic teams. Team Q of REMAX Ranch & Beach will run the putting green again this year, featuring a “Hole in One” contest – and United Studios of Self Defense

students plan a skills demonstration. 92127 Question: What is the cost of the carnival event? Harper: Tickets can be purchased at the event for $10 per child (adults and children under 2 are free). 92127 Question: What’s different at this year’s carnival event? Harper: We will have water slides, since we have a water/beach theme for this year. So wear your swimsuits and plan on getting wet – and also check out our new rides, jumps, slides, etc. 92127 Question: Are 4S Ranch resident photo identifications required? Harper: Resident identifications are not required for either the carnival or the fireworks, but they are suggested – and residents showing their 4S Ranch identifications receive a

RB Fair, Fireworks, Parade

Rancho Bernardo’s

42nd annual Spirit of the Fourth community celebration includes a parade, community fair, pancake breakfast, concert, fireworks and more. Spirit of the Fourth Marketing and Fundraising Committee Chairwoman Valerie Brown provided 92127 Magazine with details and information on the popular Independence Day festivities.

92127 Question: What are the specifics about the Spirit of the Fourth events Rancho Bernado? Brown: Spirit of the Fourth events start with the Freedom Club Concert on July 3 at Webb Park. July 4 opens at Webb Park with a pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m., community fair, military vehicle display, classic car show, RB Idol performances, and more. The Independence Day Parade begins at 3:30 p.m. along Rancho Bernardo Road, Bernardo Center Drive, and Acena Drive. Fireworks are planned for dusk at Bernardo Heights Middle School.

92127 Question: How many people are expected at the fireworks show? Brown: The gates open at 6 p.m. for the fireworks show. Festivities include the 2011 RB Idol winners performing, presentation of the essay contest winners, and featured entertainment by the Eve Selis Band. We expect more than 5,000 people to attend.

92127 Question: What is the cost to attend the various events?

92127 Question: What’s new or different for this year’s Spirit of the Fourth?

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Brown: All of the events are free, except for the food at the Pancake Breakfast – and we suggest a $5 donation ($20 for a family) for the fireworks show. All the festivities are open to the public.

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Brown: The Patriotic Pet Show and Patriotic Essay Contest are both new. We also have all five Poway Unified School District high school bands marching in the parade – thanks to our Parade Band Sponsors, Todd and Mari Gutschow. ¢ 92127magazine.com


RB Spirit of the Fourth July 3 – Webb Park What: Featuring: Time: Other:

3rd Annual 4S Ranch Carnival When: Location: Cost: Other:

Freedom Club Concert U.S. Marines Recruit Depot Quintet 6 pm (free and open to the public)

July 4 – Webb Park Event Times:

7:30am - 3pm – Community Fair 7:30am – Pancake Breakfast 9am - 2:30pm – Wheels of Freedom Motor Show 10:45am - 11:30am – Memorial Service

12:30pm - 2:30pm – RB Idol Competition

July 4 – Near Webb Park Event Time:

3:30pm - 5:30pm – Independence Day Parade

July 4 – Bernardo Heights Middle School Event Time:

6:30pm - 9:30pm – Entertainment, Fireworks

Additional information on the Spirit of the Fourth Celebration is available at www.spiritofthefourth.org.

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4S ranch 4th of july 1pm - 4pm, July 4 Linear Park, 4S Ranch $10 per child at the door (free for adults and children under 2) Wristbands include access to water slides, bounces, jumps, games and crafts; food, and beverages available for purchase

Free Swimming at 4S Pool When: Location: Cost:

10am - 4pm, July 4 4S Ranch Community Pool, 16118 4S Ranch Parkway (adjacent to Boys & Girls Club) Free for 4S Ranch residents with ID ($5 for guests)

Fireworks Celebration When: Location: Cost: Other:

Dusk, July 4 (gates open at 7pm) Del Norte High School Free ($5 donation for parking suggested) No chairs, no glass, no pets, no tobacco, no alcohol; food and beverages available

Additional information on the 4S Ranch 4th of July Celebration is available at www.4SConnect.com.

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Local Company’s Application Designed to Protect Privacy

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eacon Johnson, a High Country West resident, believes it’s important to be in control when sharing photos and other information on the Internet – especially for young people. That concern, essentially, prompted the launch of his company, Pixelgarde Inc. “Pixelgarde Photo Privacy Editor lets you decide what information you want to share with your photos,” said Johnson, who has 16 years experience working in technology, including with local startups Musicmatch (sold to Yahoo in 2004) and DivX, eventually also sold. “If you’re concerned about sharing personal data with your photos, then Pixelgarde is for you. (It) lets you view, edit or remove geotags, dates, titles and more.”

Based in 92127, Pixelgarde began in 2010 with just Johnson, supported by wife (JT), and two children (McKenzie and Asher). The application is now available for iPhone, iPad, Android and PC. And just what was Johnson’s inspiration? “I had kids,” he said. “Yep, it’s a cliché, I know, but they fundamentally changed me and I see my world through the eyes of a parent now…it means I want a safer world for my kids, so I created Pixelgarde with a goal to achieve exactly that.”

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As part of his effort to give back to the community, Johnson is providing the application at no charge to teachers in the Poway and San Diego unified school districts at http://pixelgarde.com/promo.php. “We hope teachers will use Pixelgarde Photo Privacy Editor and we thank you for educating our children,” he said. “They have an important job to do and it’s getting much harder. They deserve our support.” The application is available to the public at the iPhone App Store, the Android Marketplace or at www.pixelgarde.com. It’s advertiser supported, so they can be used at no charge (advertising free versions also are available for a fee). For more information, Johnson can be reached directly at deacon@pixelgarde.com. ¢

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:::: YOUR NEIGHBOR’S RECIPE

Tiffanie Kasner’s

Chocolate Cake Balls

Ingredients 1 1 2 1

box chocolate cake mix can creamy frosting (16 oz.) tbsp shortening package chocolate or white chocolate chips wax paper

Directions 1. Bake cake as directed on box for 9” x 13” pan. 2. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl with a fork. 3. Mix thoroughly with one can of creamy frosting. It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy. 4. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet (should make 45-50, or more if a mini ice cream scooper is used; use flour on hands when hand-rolling). 5. Chill for several hours (or speed up by putting in freezer). 6. Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package with shortening, or keep warm on stove top in shallow pan (melt only a few pieces at a time, as it cools and thickens). 7. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm (use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra). 8. 21 and over: Add a favorite liqueur to the recipe and serve in a martini glass for a “cocktail party!”

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about the chef Tiffanie Kasner and her family moved to the Amherst neighborhood of 4S Ranch in July 2002. She grew up in Rancho Penasquitos and graduated from San Diego State University. Husband Gregg is originally from Cardiff and attended UC San Diego. A kindergarten teacher at Monterey Ridge Elementary School, Tiffanie is mother to Tate (age 12) and Max (age 8). She describes her recipe as a “bite size taste of bliss,” and versatile. “The first time I tasted these delicious treats was last fall at a girlfriend’s birthday party and immediately had to have the recipe for my own,” Tiffanie said. “You can also try it with other cake combinations, but chocolate seems to be the Kasner boys’ favorite...so far!” Tiffanie also noted that it’s her spouse who is the true chef in the family. “I am not considered to be the chef in our home. That would be my husband, Gregg – who can make it all,” she said. “And deliciously create perfection in a pan.” When Tiffanie and Gregg are not in the kitchen, look for them on the local baseball fields (Gregg is a coach), playing in the alley behind their home, or visiting the beach. They also enjoy skiing and snowboarding. ¢

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:::: LOCAL FAMILY

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Uppugonduri Family Knew 4S Ranch Was Right Place from Very Beginning

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The Uppugonduri Family Parents: Residence: Years in Community: Children:

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Krishna and Suneethi Maybeck, 4S Ranch 4 years Anisha, 9 (5th grade) Sasya, 7 (3rd grade)

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When the Uppugonduri family moved from New Hampshire to San Diego in 2007, they wanted a neighborhood designed for young families and had major conveniences in close proximity. They only looked at a few areas of San Diego, but the first time they visited 4S Ranch – they knew they had found the place. “We love the shopping, schools, parks, and open trails of the 4S Ranch community,” said Suneethi Uppugonduri. “And the fact that it is close to major highways and beaches.” Suneethi formerly worked as a research and development engineer, but is a homemaker since moving to the San Diego area in 2007 and focused on raising two daughters: Anisha, 9, and Sasya, 7. She actively volunteers at Los Penasquitos Academy in Rancho Penasquitos – where the girls attend school – and she has coached for Junior First Lego League teams, and helped to facilitate other science field

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day events. She also was on the Monterey Ridge Elementary School Foundation Board in 2008-2009 and was the co-host of the group’s first talent show. In addition, she tutors students in math at home during her spare time. Husband and dad Krishna Uppugonduri is a vice president at CareFusion, a San Diego-based medical device company. Both Anisha and Sasya are into sports and are on swim team. Sasya has been playing recreational soccer since 2008 and is a part of an Avengers travel team this year. Anisha plays golf several days a week. The sisters play piano as well. As a family, the Uppugonduris enjoy hiking and spending time at the beaches when possible. They also take one or two camping trips a year, and every winter they spend a week skiing at Lake Tahoe. The children’s participation in hiking distances sometimes surprises even the parents. “Even at a younger age they would hike a good distance,” Suneethi said. “We were day-hiking once in Yosemite National Park when the kids were 5 and 7 years old and we got lost, eventually hiking 14 miles round-trip instead of the original planned seven miles. The kids did great without complaining.” Both Suneethi and Krishna immigrated to the U.S. from India more than 20 years ago, and the family participates in all holidays East and West, and festivals from India and the U.S. Suneethi joked that, “as a result, the kids have tons of fun.” But the family all considers themselves true Californians now. ¢ Know a family that should be profiled in 92127 Magazine? Recommend a family online at www.92127magazine.com.

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Program Delivers Fresh Produce to 92127 Neighborhoods by ZEENA GREGG

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t’s kind of like shopping at a farmer’s market, but the fresh, organic fruits and vegetables are delivered to the neighborhood each week. Morning Song’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program delivers to a drop off location in 4S Ranch, even though the farm is located in north San Diego County in the tiny, rural town of Rainbow. “The CSA model connects eaters to real farmers in a way no other distribution system can,” said Lynn Herrick, a local resident affiliated with CSA. “The CSA model connects eaters to growers in a way no other distribution system can -- in the form of a weekly subscription basket. Customers get truly local, ‘just harvested’ freshness.” A basket of fresh fruit and vegetables (picked that day) is delivered weekly to subscribers at a specific drop off site in 4S Ranch. It’s this simple: Pick up the new basket brimming with just-harvested produce, and leave last week’s basket in its place. There are many reasons to buy locally-produced food including freshness, taste and nutrition, according to Herrick. Additional benefits include reducing air pollution and fuel consumption through decreased transportation miles, preserving farmland and open spaces and keeping money within the local economy. Although there is no set list of produce, CSA baskets typically contain lots of green leafy vegetables – as well as a variety of fruits and other vegetables that are in season. Raw macadamias, avocadoes and limes are often included. The farm also harvests a large variety of fruit including

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strawberries, oranges, lemons, raspberries, pears, and apples, as well as more unusual items such as rhubarb, kumquats, guavas, pitya and persimmons. Vegetable varieties range from tomatoes, green beans and squash to eggplant and zucchini. Regardless of what shows up in the basket, the produce is always seasonal, just-picked fresh, and organic. Morning Song is owned by Donna Buono and is the result of a lifelong dream. For more information on the CSA program, call 949-310-4870, email donna@morningsongfarm.com, or visit www.morningsongfarm.com. ¢

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A Second Football Team at Del Norte? Adult Minor League Stallions Stampede Into DNHS Stadium by S. HARBIN HILL 92127 Magazine Staff

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he Nighthawks will have some company at the Del Norte High School football stadium this fall – another football team playing its home games at the venue. A minor league adult team – the San Diego Stallions – begins its season Aug. 13 visiting the Antelope Valley Vikings, seeking the La Belle Community Football League (LCFL) Western Conference championship. Founded by Ray Stewart and Mary Blas in 2006, the team began training for this season in March at the Santee Sports Complex and will play pre-season games beginning in June. “Our effort is to expand San Diego’s footprint in the semi-pro and minor league football circles,” said Blas, owner and CEO of the team. “And the Stallions and minor league football offer the San Diego community a family friendly form of entertainment at an affordable price.” Blas, who is also Coaching Services

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Manager for Robbins Research Int., said the Stallions roster is comprised of a diverse group of players from all backgrounds. “From a playing experience perspective, past playing time ranges from no or limited high school experience to individuals who have professional experience,” she said. “In general the majority of

those on the roster have played at a high level in high school and/or college. The Stallions are also proud to have a strong contingent of current or former U.S. military servicemen.” Stallions players are not compensated; in fact, according to Blas, the vast majority

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of players on minor league teams are required to pay a fee to participate. “In addition, the Stallions require their players to actively participate in their community outreach program, which focuses on the area’s youth athletes and other charitable efforts,” she said. Blas described the atmosphere at Stallions’ games as similar to small college contests – with support primarily coming from the families and friends of the players. “We continuously look for innovative ideas to enhance the experience of our minor league football games,” Blas noted. “Halftime entertainment and games emphasizing support of the local youth football organizations are just a couple of examples of how the Stallions compliment the team’s performance on the field.” The owner is optimistic about the upcoming season and the team continuing a winning tradition. “In a short amount of time, the San

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Diego Stallions have established a proud tradition, continually improving all aspects of the program with each new year,” Blas emphasized. “Each year since inception, the Stallions have advanced to the playoffs to contend for a division and conference title – and the on-field goal of the team remains the same, the conference championship.” The Stallions are coached this year by Danny Lewis, a veteran football coach at the

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Dieg minor league, player o Stallions semi-pro and roster is a Arena League www.9 vailable at 2127m levels. Generally, agazin e.com the games at DNHS will be at 7 p.m. on Saturdays, with ticket prices at $10 (children 5-12, $5; and children under 5 are free). The Stallions first home game is Sept. 3 against the North County Cobras. Other scheduled games at DNHS are against the National City Bears, the Inglewood Blackhawks, and the So Cal Steelers. Ticket information is available by calling 619-822-9238, emailing info@sd-stallions.com, or visiting www.sd-stallions.com. Because the team has a particular emphasis this year to step up efforts to embrace the local youth football organizations, Blas is optimistic about a successful first season at DNHS. “By participating in youth camps and clinics – and a developing newly formed partnership with the area’s Pop Warner football associations – we expect to attract a greater number of youth players and families to games, heightening the tight-knit family atmosphere for which the Stallions games are known,” she said. ¢

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4S Resident’s Death Nets Guilty Plea

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ackson Redmond entered a guilty plea recently to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in California Superior Court in Vista involving the death of 4S Ranch resident and businesswoman Carolyn Sue McElhaney, proprietor of the Postal Annex in 4S Ranch Village Center. McElhaney was killed Aug. 9, 2010 when Redmond’s truck slammed into the rear of her car, which was stopped in traffic on Interstate 15 South in Escondido. A Superior Court judge sentenced Redmond to four years probation, a $1,500 fine and 30 days of public service – which must be completed before Dec. 31, 2011. The judge apologized to the family at the court hearing for being unable by law to impose a stricter sentence. McElhaney’s three children – Derrick Breaux of 4S Ranch, Angelique Julian of Newport Beach, and Tyler McElhaney of Escondido (formerly of 4S Ranch) – all addressed the court at the sentencing hearing. McElhaney’s husband, Scott McElhaney of 4S Ranch, attended the hearing and thanked the court for its comments and support. According to the California Highway Patrol, McElhaney was traveling southbound on Interstate 15 just north of Ninth Avenue when her Mercedes sedan was struck from behind by Redmond, 28, of Colton, Calif., who was driving a Dodge Ram pickup registered to Volt Information Sciences out of Corona at about 60 miles per hour. Authorities said Redmond said he was changing lanes when he encountered stationary traffic ahead of him on the roadway and was “unable to stop in time” to keep from rear-ending McElhaney’s vehicle.

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The force with which McElhaney’s vehicle was struck propelled it into the back of a Toyota Avalon, which in turn struck a Toyota Sienna. McElhaney and three others involved in the accident were transported to Palomar Hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly afterward. Authorities said the others were treated for minor injuries and Redmond did not require hospital treatment at all. The reports also said a retired San Diego police officer called 911 minutes before the accident that a truck matching the description of Redmond’s was driving erratically on Interstate 15 South and could be endangering other motorists. Police officers at the scene of the accident did not administer alcohol nor drug testing at the scene and Redmond was not immediately charged. Other than entering his guilty plea, Redmond made no statement at the hearing. ¢

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:::: COMMUNITY STUFF Del Sur Kindergartners Win Award

A class of kindergartners at Del Sur Elementary School received the Grand Recognition honor at the 10th annual Innovative Video In Education awards. Almost 400 student videos from throughout San Diego County were entered in 15 categories. In the elementary division, Megan Power’s class at Del Sur received the top award for its “The Kindergarten Tree” presentation (competing in the kindergarten to second grade cross-curricular category). “When they started to announce the ‘epic kindergarten movie’ that won the Grand Recognition Award my heart was pounding,” Power said. “Surely the judges would see the amount of work and learning my young students put into this movie. As they announced ‘The Kindergarten Tree’ I felt excited and honored that my students were able to have this opportunity and get recognized for their hard work. Just being a part of the Awards is inspiring (this was my third time). Winning it showed my young students that even though they are little they are capable of so much.” The Grand Recognition award included a trophy, Sony video camera and $500 from San Diego County Credit Union for the winners’ schools to use for their multi-media needs. The annual contest is organized by the San Diego County Office of Education. Winners were announced in May.

Splash Down Event Features Fun, Food

Del Norte High School’s Splash Down event – hosted by the new DNHS Foundation and underwritten by several local businesses – provided the campus community of staff, teachers, students, parents and supporters to connect and build cohesiveness in a friendly family atmosphere. Held at the campus aquatic complex in June, the event featured open swim time, swimming and diving demonstrations, contests, a catered Hawaiian dinner, and the opportunity to view the “Finding Nemo” movie. In addition, student singers and musicians – plus the school band – provided entertainment. Sponsors for the event included the Tutoring Club, Party Pals, Shay and Associates Realtors, Visual Photography and Jostens.

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Firefighters Show Rescue Techniques

Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters Association Local 4349, in conjunction with the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District, hosted a Spaghetti Dinner and Live Rescue Demonstration in June at 16930 Four Gee Road in 4S Ranch. In addition to providing dinner, firefighters demonstrated rescue techniques and offered informative displays including auto fire extrication, rescue rappel rope systems from the tower, and an antique engine display. Firefighter Association merchandise also was available for purchase. “This was a great chance for the community to see their fire station as well as some live demonstrations of the things we do,” said Engineer Brian Slattery, who organized the dinner.

4S Resident Joins PUSD Foundation

A 4S Ranch resident -- Fred Pierce, CEO and President of Pierce Education Properties – is a new member of the Poway Unified School District Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation also announced the appointment of Christopher Rowe, President of Echo Pacific Construction to the board. “Both Fred and Chris have long ties to the Poway Unified School District. We are delighted the District will now enjoy the benefits of their respective expertise, vision and leadership in a new and more meaningful way,” said Board President Toni Kraft. Pierce’s company is dedicated to student housing and real estate serving educational institutions. “I ran for the PUSD Board of Education in November because my significant experience with fundraising for educational institutions could help bring increased private support to PUSD and its schools,” Pierce said. “I was honored when subsequently asked to join the PUSD Foundation Board and look forward to helping build on its solid foundation to bring significant additional financial resources to support our schools during a historic time of need,” Pierce and wife, Christine, have two children attending PUSD schools. Pierce and Rowe will join existing board members Kraft (President), Jane Vvedensky-Martini (Vice President), Tiffany Lynch (Treasurer), Jon Alan Baker, Lance Witmondt, Brian Maienschein, Malliga Tholandi, and Kathleen Porter (Executive Director). The Poway Unified School District Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds to support student programs across the district that prepare students for college and careers; advance the development of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) skills; and support rigor, relevance and relationships in every classroom. Poway Unified School District serves over 34,000 students throughout 38 schools. For more information about the Foundation visit www.powayusd.com/foundation.

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Entities Get Foundation Grants

Three local entities received awards from the 4S Ranch-Del Sur Community Foundation recently. Monetary gifts were presented to Oak Valley Middle School Physical Education, 4S Ranch Youth Soccer Association, and the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Dept. The awards were announced at the Foundation’s 4th Annual Grant Awards Celebration at The Reserve at 4S Ranch. After Judy Simeroth, Foundation board chair, kicked off the festivities

grant for field repairs at Oak Valley Middle School. Not only do the participants in 4SRYS utilize the fields, but so do Oak Valley Middle School physical education students. Rancho Santa Fe Fire Dept. plans to use its $2,500 grant to make homeowners in the area aware of their fire sprinkler system and educate them on maintaining it. Simeroth also recognized sponsors of the event: Two Jinn Inc., Sony Electronics Inc., and Shea Realty. Special recognition was given to Randy and Tami Koch, Ray and Theresa Shay, and Herb and Carol Mutter for “their generosity in sponsoring and hosting major membership events” for the Foundation. For more information on the Foundation, contact Trudy Armstrong at 858-674-6979 or trudy@sdfoundation.org, or visit www.sdfoundation.org.

Fry’s Helps Boosters Raise Funds

4S Ranch~Del Sur Community Foundation President Judy Simeroth presents $5,000 grant to Oak Valley Middle School’s physical education department

As part of Fry’s Electronics community outreach effort, Del Norte High School Music Boosters group was invited to sell hot dogs and drinks at the San Diego location to raise funds. Fry’s donated everything to the local organization, including hot dogs and buns, soda, condiments, the grills, and even its employees to set up, tear down, and work side-by-side with the Del Norte volunteers. The Boosters sold more than 3,000 50-cent hot dog/soda combos at the May event – and Fry’s donated the entire amount to the group. In addition, members of the Del Norte Music program entertained customers both outside and inside the store for several hours.

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Del Sur Elementary Receives Top Ranking

Del Sur Elementary School received a top score in the California Department of Education’s statewide rankings released in May. The rankings are part of a system that measures schools based on testing conducted last year. In addition to Del Sur, two other schools in the Poway Unified School District also received top scores: Los Penasquitos Elementary School and Rolling Hills Elementary School.

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and welcomed guests, board member and Grants Committee Chair Herb Mutter introduced the recipients and presented the grants. The Oak Valley Middle School Physical Education Department will use its $5,000 award to expand and upgrade the workout/fitness room at the 4S Ranch campus. The upgrades will allow for more students to do weight and core training programs. Specifically the funds will be used to purchase floor padding and flooring to the cover the school’s exercise room. The 4S Ranch Youth Soccer Association will utilize its $5,000 facebook.com/92127magazine

Free Water Use Evaluations Available

4S Ranch and Santa Fe Valley homeowners – and other residents in the Olivenhain Municipal Water District – can request a review of their household and irrigation systems for leaks and maximum efficiency. All OMWD customers are eligible for free assistance from landscape and household water specialists through the utility’s Water Use Evaluation program. Such evaluations are grant-funded and free to OMWD customers while funding is available. To schedule an evaluation, call 760-632-4236 or email watersaver@olivenhain.com.

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:::: COMMUNITY STUFF Kick-A-Thon Benefits Liam’s Fund

West Coast Martial Arts Academy honored a local youth and his struggle against hydrocephalus recently. The event – sponsored by Danceology Performing Arts Campus, Frozen Ropes, and Bounce California – was held in May at West Coast’s facility at 10890-B Thornmint Road in 4S Ranch. It benefitted Liam Gutierrez, who was born Nov. 10, 1998, with congenital hydrocephalus, a chronic disease that involves excess fluid inside the skull and has no known cure. During his first month of life he had more than 20 brain surgeries. After 18 months, the number of medical procedures had almost quadrupled to 75. Because Liam’s parents did not want to see other parents go through the same struggle they endured, they created the Liam’s Fund, which is dedicated to raising awareness about hydrocephalus and buying more sophisticated neurosurgical equipment for Rady’s Childrens Hospital. Will and Hank Deutschendorf, owners of West Coast Martial Arts Academy, became involved in the Liam’s Fund because of a classmate/student who also suffered from the disease. Since then, they have tried to pass along the importance of giving back to the community to their students. Donations continue to be accepted directly at www.liamsfund. com. More information on West Coast Martial Arts Academy is available at 858-451-KICK.

was really getting negative, and (the night before he saw what his friends had done) particularly he was just tired and grumpy, not eating, drinking, or taking his medicine. When he saw all the photos of his friends’ shaved heads Nick immediately perked (from left): Hunter Jenkins, Brady Stewart, Ryan up.” Hilago, Nico Amodeo, Nick Swafford (hat), Carter Maranatha Volek, Bryce Forrrester (vice-principal), Benett Volek, Carson Gechoff, Joshua Foley. Elementary Principal Reggie Biancalani noted that the Swaffords have five of their eight children enrolled at the school. “They are an amazing family, and we are blessed to be able to come along side them in their time of need,” he said. “Many other school families have provided meals and other support along the way.”

Monterey Ridge Hosts Casino Night

Monterey Ridge Educational Foundation hosted its first Casino Royale Foundation Fundraiser at Bernardo Heights Country Club – raising more than $20,000. Beginning with a champagne reception, the sold-out evening in May included entertainment, dancing, hor d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, and a professionally decorated roulette cake. Those who wanted to try their luck at the casino tables began with $100 worth of “play” chips. Raffle prizes were awarded for lucky gamblers. The additional money raised by the event will allow the Foundation to fund additional programs at the school, such as teacher training and possibly adding additional counseling resources. Sponsors for the event included the Farrell Family Foundation (Dr. Peter Farrell, founder); Sleep Data Inc., 92127 Magazine, Moser Orthodontics, and Juergen Langenback & Lynn Thomas, DDS.

Students Shave to Support Buddy

Children often go to great lengths to show their love to friends. Recently, a group of boys demonstrated their love by shaving their heads to support and honor a friend who had lost his hair after chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Nick Swafford, a 2nd grader at Maranatha Christian Schools in Del Sur/4S Ranch, was diagnosed in March with a malignant brain tumor. His doctors successfully removed the tumor, but radiation and chemotherapy are still needed. Nick’s teacher, Breanne Keck, shared that without any guidance from adults, the students all offered to shave their heads to help their friend deal with this difficult time in his life. “The students have shown such compassion and love for Nick,” Keck said. “They have prayed for Nick, made cards, and brought gifts to him while he was in the hospital and at home. It has been truly inspiring to be their teacher.” Nick will continue to undergo more treatments, but for now he is all smiles because he knows how much his buddies love him, according to his mother, Susan Kramer-Swafford. “Having the boys do that made such a huge positive impact on his emotional state,” she said. “He

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4S Ranch Girls Softball Team Wins Tourney

This past Memorial Day weekend, parents and players flocked to Canyonside Community Park for the annual PQ Memorial Day Classic Softball Tournament – and a 4S Ranch-based team won first place in the 8U Silver division. Teams came from throughout Southern California and competed in seven different divisions, making the 2011 tournament the largest in years (135 total games were played by 56 teams). Ages of the players ranged from 7-14 years, with each age group in their own division.

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Those divisions were then split into a Gold and Silver bracket for the tournament. The tournament – presented by the Penasquitos Girls Softball Association – serves as a major fundraiser for the league. For the 8U division (players with 2002-2003 birth years), 14 teams participated, some coming from as far as Los Alamitos and La Verne. 4S Ranch coaches said the local team taking first place was unexpected because 4S Ranch Girls Softball league is considerably younger than most – formed only in January 2009). “This is a first in 4S Ranch Girls Softball All-Star history,” said Chris Scioscia, one of the founding members of the league. “Way to represent 4S Ranch, girls; Keep that 4S spirit up!” 4S Ranch Girls Softball 8U All-Star Team Manager is Scott Wells, who lives is 4S Ranch (daughter Ashlee played catcher in this tournament). In addition, the team – seeking additional ways to raise funds – sold golf shirts donated by Coach AJ Robinson. The girls sold a total of 68 shirts during a recent effort at 4S Ranch Community Park, raising more than $1,300 for the team – allowing it to purchase matching gear bags embroidered with each player’s name and helmets.

4S Ranch’s Spencer Skeen Recognized

Stone Ranch Makes Honor Roll

California Business for Education Excellence named Stone Ranch Elementary School in 4S Ranch to its 2010 Honor Roll. The Honor Roll includes 1,221 California public elementary, middle and high schools recognized by California’s business community for demonstrating consistent high student academic achievement and making significant progress toward closing achievement gaps among all their students. The annual award is supported by numerous businesses and organizations including State Farm, Macy’s, Edison International, Wells Fargo, Southern California Auto Club, the California Business Roundtable, and United Way of the Bay Area. “These schools are the bright spots of excellence in efforts to raise student academic achievement and close persistent achievement gaps,” said Kirk Clark, president of CBEE. “By highlighting them, recognizing their achievement and giving them a voice we hope other schools can learn from these proven practices and we can begin to duplicate their success to scale throughout the state.”

Two DNHS Students Recognized

4S Ranch resident Spencer Skeen, a partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP, is a semi-finalist in the “2010 Top Attorneys” listing published by the San Diego Daily Transcript. This peer-voted process determines the best lawyers in private, corporate, academic and government practice in San Diego County in several key categories. Skeen has been recognized in the Labor/Employment category and is one of only 25 attorneys selected countywide for excellence in labor and employment law out of more than 200 practicing the specialty. The process covers nine categories which represent the main areas of law practiced in San Diego County. Winners will be announced this summer in a special edition of the San Diego Daily Transcript. Fisher & Phillips is a national labor and employment law firm with a continued expanding presence in the San Diego market. Skeen joined Fisher & Phillips in early 2011 and was the fourth partner to join the San Diego office in the past 18 months. Skeen is experienced in handling trials, mediations, arbitrations and administrative hearings before state and federal courts, as well as the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC), Department of facebook.com/92127magazine

Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and Federal Investment Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He has been included in San Diego Super Lawyers® in Business Litigation in 2009 and 2010. The San Diego Daily Transcript has recognized Skeen as a Top Attorney in Corporate Litigation in 2007 and Labor/Employment in 2008. Skeen is co-chair of the San Diego County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the California State Bar, a member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Bar Association Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from University of California at Davis, where he played varsity baseball. He earned his Juris Doctorate, with Great Distinction, Order of the Coif, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Two Del Norte High School students – Katie Turnbull and Sahil Chinoy – were recognized recently because of their outstanding attitude, level of participation, and demeanor The recognition program is a brain-child of Jim Krenz, a math teacher at Del Norte, and was sponsored by the Del Norte PTSA. “Having the opportunity to recognize these students in May – students who exemplify what it means to be a Nighthawk – was another highlight in the life of our young school. The students nominated for participation in this event were selected by their teachers for ‘who they are’ in their classrooms,” said Greg Mizel, principal at Del Norte. “From a sea of over 1,200 students, the character of these future leaders shined.” In addition to receiving the Del Norte recognition, both students also were awarded with $200 grants each from the Rancho Bernardo Rotary.

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Family Fun at Floaties Swim School’s Unique, Trusting Approach Builds Life-Long Water Skills, Ensures Safety

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skin (with purification levels checked hourly). t’s a fun and nurturing environment for infants and children to “In addition, Floaties has an outdoor patio for birthday parties and learn to swim. It places emphasis on safety and learning life lunches after swimming lessons,” Karyn said. “And our parents and saving skills. It’s indoors and accessible year-round. But at children really enjoy our separate playroom before and after lessons.” Floaties Swim School, the emphasis is also on building friendA basic philosophy of providing a trusting, ships and memories. ‘One of the most family atmosphere – and an emphasis on safety – “Floaties is a place for children to learn to is credited with the growth and success of Floaties. swim and know how to save themselves in a body rewarding things “Mike and I started in our backyard with a of water,” said Karyn Morrill, co-owner of the Poway facility with husband Mike. “However, it’s about this is being handful of clients and we quickly realized that these parents are trusting us with their most prealso important to meet friends, develop close relaable to watch the cious cargo,” Karyn said. “Living in Southern tionships and enjoy the experience. It is a privilege California, either you have a pool, your neighbor to teach children how to swim and we take that opportunity very seriously. We consider the front children grow in all has a pool, you have access to a community pool, desk staff, instructors and our clients all a part of aspects of their life.’ or the ocean is minutes away – so there really isn’t a reason why you wouldn’t have your child in the family.” ~Mike Morrill, swim lessons.” Although Floaties has existed for more than In addition to hosting “Water Safety Month” five years, the popularity of their swimming instrucFloaties Swim School on a regular basis, which promotes water safety tion techniques quickly resulted in the transition to to both children and their parents, Floaties lessons all include some the current 6,000 sq. ft. location in May 2008. It features a large inamount of time spent on safety skills and promoting love of the water. door pool with a built-in bench for children (allowing for lessons to Mike Morrill places a huge importance on building trust with stubegin before summer arrives), water heated to more than 90 degrees, dents and parents – making them feel comfortable and safe. “Karyn and a salt water purification system that reduces irritation to eyes and

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and I are in the facility every day. I’m still in the water several days a week because I love what I do,” he said. “Our entire staff understands the importance of saying hello, asking how the families’ weekends were, etc. One of the most rewarding things about this is being able to watch the children grow in all aspects of their life and feeling like we’ve been a part of that. We truly are a family around here.” Mike has deep local roots and a love for his community. Raised in Poway, he was introduced to swimming at a very young age – including junior lifeguard training. At Poway High School, he competed in swimming and won All-American honors in water polo. He also competed at the college level (Grossmont College) and the Junior National level, before moving into teaching and coaching water polo throughout the San Diego area. Community involvement is something the Morrills believe in strongly, and it’s become a hallmark of Floaties. “Mike and I want to give back and support our friends and neighbors,” Karyn said. “We decided that community involvement would not only be important in our family life, but in our business practices as well.” facebook.com/92127magazine

So Floaties often participates in local events, supporting school book fairs, and participating in many other programs and fundraisers. “We also were the only small business to be a sponsor of the “Finish Chelsea’s Run” in Balboa Park in March,” Karyn added. In the water, Floaties is all about fun and learning life skills. “Over my years teaching at other facilities, the one thing I always had trouble with was a frightened or scare child. The most common fear was putting their face under water – and that was usually the first thing we were told to do with these children,” Mike said. “That’s not fun.” So he structured Floaties’ curriculum to stress the importance of building trust with students before the actual swimming could begin, thus allowing them to relax and feel comfortable in the water. “Once I have their trust, the swimming is the easy part.” And Karyn emphasized that swimming is a year-round activity that cannot be mastered by children in a week or several weeks. “Learning to swim is a life-long skill and, like any sport, it’s about progression. Swimming lessons give children a life saving skill – and we emphasize the importance of each individual student being able to pull themselves out of a possible life-threatening situation,” she said. Mike and Karyn share are passion and commitment to providing great programs in a family-oriented atmosphere, specializing in teaching children the fundamentals of swimming in a warm, relaxed and loving environment – plus, promoting a great way to develop a healthy lifestyle. “We are offering parents not only what could be a life saving skill for their children, but also trying to introduce a fun and healthy year-round lifestyle activity,” Karyn said. “And it’s one that the entire family can enjoy together.” ¢ Floaties Swim School is located at 13180 Poway Road in Poway. More information is available by calling 877-277-7946, emailing info@floatiesswimschool.com or visiting www.floatiesswimschool.com.

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92127’s Active Outdoor Lifestyle ! 10 Popular Apps 1. RunKeeper 2. Get Running 3. iRace 4. Run Coach 5. iMapMyRun 6. Interval Run 7. iMapMyRide 8. iHikeGPS 9. MotionX GPS

‘It is cool to see so many people valuing an active lifestyle and so admirable to see them fitting it in whenever they can.’

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ear-round moderate temperatures. A regular coastal breeze. Blue skies. Beautiful hills and scenery. It’s certainly easy to see why on any typical day in 92127, literally hundreds – maybe thousands – of local residents are walking, hiking, running and biking along the streets, sidewalks and trails in the area. “It’s tough to stay inside when you live in 92127,” said 4S Ranch resident Jim Joyce, who mountain bikes as much as 30 miles a week – most of it close to home. “This is a great place to be outside. It is almost always sunny, it is not too hot and there is a nice breeze that is always blowing here.” Another local mountain biker agreed. “It is just a great area for (outdoor) activities,” said Joe Traverso, who lives in 4S Ranch’s Ravenna neighborhood. “And the countryside…is scenic and beautiful. No doubt the nearly ideal outdoor conditions encourage local residents to get outside and do things. San Diego regularly ranks among the top cities in the U.S. when it comes to being the healthiest, or the most active, or the fittest. Another 4S Ranch resident – Ericka Vanderspek, who runs 10-25 miles per week – agrees, but also sees another reason for the local popularity of aggressive outdoor activity. “The sunshine helps. We do have ideal weather here and welcoming scenery. It’s relatively quiet, especially for such a densely-populated area, and the main thoroughfares are defined and less trafficked areas are easily available,” she said. “But, in addition, many busy working professionals with families seem to be drawn to 4S Ranch – and running or hiking or biking seems to provide us with the perfect opportunity to pull us out of the office environment and do a shared activity with family.” Whatever the motivation, most 92127 streets, sidewalks and trails certainly seem busy, and perhaps even getting busier. “The first time I went running around the 4S Business Park, I went at the noon hour – and I was taken aback by how many people were out on the streets,” Vanderspek said. “I was truly amazed and inspired. I see these people regularly using their lunch breaks to walk or run. It is cool to see so many people valuing an active facebook.com/92127magazine

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lifestyle and so admirable to see them fitting it in whenever they can.” Such an emphasis on exercise bodes well for the local population’s collective health and fitness. According to health experts, outdoor activities reduce stress and are big calorie-burners: ●● A brisk walk on a level sidewalk burns at least 340 calories an hour. ●● A brisk hike on a relatively level trail burns more than 400 calories an hour. ●● Jogging on a level route burns more than 475 calories an hour. ●● General street biking eats up more than 540 calories an hour. ●● Mountain biking burns at least 574 calories an hour. For Vanderspek, her activity of choice now is running – but that wasn’t always the case. “Although I had runners for role models – my mom was fit and a runner; my dad competed in Ironman triathlons; and my sister competed in collegiate triathlons – I never thought running was for me. I always felt like it hurt (looking back at it, I paid little attention then to surfaces and having good shoes),” she said, noting that running re-entered the picture when she turned 30. “It just felt like what I needed.” And in July 2010 she signed up for the July | August 2011

Opposite Page: Joe Traverso frequently bikes the trails in 4S Ranch and surrounding areas. Photo by Rebecca Traverso Photography. Top Photo: Tammy Rydahl and her daughter prepare for their run. Photo by Spark Photography. Bottom Photo: Erika & James Vanderspek with their children explore the 4S Ranch trails. Photo by IriePinoy Photography.

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trails (including Black Mountain, Pensaquitos Canyon, Lake Hodges, Elfin Forest, Daley Ranch, and others).” He noted that he enjoys the thrill of going as fast as he can down a challenging single track trail. “Not only is the adrenaline rush exciting, but is also a great way to stay in shape and enjoy our beautiful natural areas. Being able to go to one of the many green areas in our city really gives you the feel that you are in the middle of nowhere,” said Joyce, adding that the local trails offer a good mix of downhill, cross country and all-mountain riding. Joyce, who is married and father of a 17-month-old daughter, indicated his favorite trails are on nearby Black Mountain (which can be either hiked or biked). “It has challenging climbs, fast and flowy downhill and great views,” he said. “It is great to ride out of my garage to Black Mountain and get a great work out and a fun ride in less than two hours total.” Traverso also enjoys Black Mountain for biking. “Miners Ridge Loop is great because it is fast, fun, rocky and technical,” he said, while also mentioning the Lusardi Creek Loop in Santaluz and Lake Hodges. “I also love riding from Lake Hodges through Rancho

2011 Carlsbad ½ Marathon, completing the 13.1-mile run last April. She also expects to run in America’s Finest City ½ Marathon in August. “I think I’m addicted. Plus 4S Ranch is great (for running). There is a variety of flat areas and hills and neighborhoods are surrounded by open space and trails,” said Vanderspek, who began encouraging her husband to participate as well. “I saw my wife truly enjoying her new hobby and fitness regimen, and saw running to be an efficient way to exercise,” said James Vanderspek, a regional technology advisor for a national accounting firm. “My wife was fitting it into a busy schedule, so I thought I’d give it a try. Beginning slowly with short distances last February, he increased his stamina and confidence – and now plans to join his wife in running the ½ marathon in August. As a bonus, he also lost 35 pounds. Joyce, an informatics services manager, prefers biking the local trails to running. “This is a great area to live if you are a mountain biker,” he said. “Not only are there a lot of great trails in 92127, but we are located very close to a dozen or so incredible

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Editor’s Note: Residents from throughout 92127 were asked to comment on topics related to the local active lifestyle. Here is a sampling of those interviews.

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“The girls and I always walk or ride bikes around Linear Park. Keeps us active!” -Lourdenil V.

“The loop from Monterey Ridge Elementary School to the 4S Ranch Fire Station back around behind Del Norte High School and all the way up to and around to Rancho Bernardo Road is an awesome five miler.” – John H. “I like to walk around the 4S Ranch Community Park while my son plays baseball. I can get a bunch of laps in.” – Natalie R. “Running up the hill and rolling back down the hill at the Splash Park is the funnest.” –Tiffany R. (6 years old)

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“More sanctioned “We look forward to running races for participating in the the whole family. Thanksgiving 5K this year Maybe we should here in 4S Ranch, and host a first annual would love to see some race of some sort. more races throughout I know we did the the year.” -Dawn T. Turkey Trot last year, but why don’t we do a summer run or a New Year’s race or something?” –Tracy M. “We need a club. Golf, tennis, pool, family activities. Like a swim and racquet club.” – Kalid R. “Local co-ed sports leagues or clubs would be great. I’d love to see more organized activities that everyone can do!” –Lisa H.

“Make the Del Norte High School track available to the public all the time.” – Todd L.

“Another pool on the North Side.” – Brodan J. “A water slide going down Splash Park Hill! – Chad A. (7 years old)

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Cielo, Fairbanks Ranch, Del Sur and back to 4S Ranch.” Traverso – an auditor/accountant who is married and father of two – typically rides once a week, usually 10-15 miles. “I love mountain biking because it combines getting outdoors, getting exercise, being with friends, and having fun in general,” he said. For hundreds of others in the area, hiking along the various trails or simply strolling the streets in the neighborhoods serves their purpose of staying fit and healthy – or just getting out of the house or a break from the routine. For Erika Vanderspek – a former public school teacher (who works at home) and mother of two small children -- the outdoor breaks give her some valuable “me” time. “Since I work from home and my work requires a lot of computer time, running is what ensures I get out of the house and see the light of day,” she said. “I love having some time to just take in the quiet and set aside my to-do lists, and I like that this ‘me’ time is productive and positive for my health.” “Also, there is nothing like the feeling of accomplishment I get when reaching the top of a hill.” ¢

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“Having outdoor recreation areas nearby is wonderful. Living in this area we can easily access several different walking and hiking trails, (not to mention the opportunity to simply walk to shopping instead of driving)” - Christine M. “High Country West has the most remarkable club that enables us to be active year-round. I have heard how 4S Ranch really needs something like HCW… It would be neat for them to experience what we experience.” –Shayle R.

“Last month I surfed at sunrise, ran a few miles and then packed the family up to go ski in Big Bear. We pay for where we live and we love it!” –Michael R.

“Keeps us all healthy and active and allows us to really get to know our neighbors.” –Michael T. “That’s why we live in “Everything is right here, plus we are 15 Southern California. Enough said! –Daniel T. minutes (at most) to the beach. Can’t beat that!” – Rick S. 92127magazine.com


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s part of this issue’s examination of the active lifestyle by many local residents, 92127 Magazine provides a series of street routes for use by walkers, runners and cyclists. Designed for a variety of distances, the routes are available online – and for use with smart phones so readers can actually take maps of these routes with them (see the blue box to the left for more information on the QR Code technology). Only seven routes are included in this issue, but readers of 92127 Magazine and www.92127Magazine.com can look forward to future routes for the area – and some selected routes submitted by residents. Readers are encouraged to submit their favorite nearby exercise routes to info@92127Magazine.com.

Maps To-Go: Lake Hodges Walk (2 Miles)

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Distance: Approx 2 miles Start: Near corner of Alva Road and Hunters Ridge Road in 4S Ranch Notes: Perfect trail for the family. It gets a little steep as you get closer to Lake Hodges so keep a hand on your little ones. The second half might be tough for a stroller.

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4S Ranch (3 Miles) www.92127magazine.com/routes/route2.pdf

Distance: Approx 3 miles Start: 4S Commons or any other location along the route Notes: A nice quick 3 mile route with sidewalks and moderate hills.

4S ranch (5 Miles)

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Distance: Approx 5 miles Start: 4S Commons or any other point along route Notes: A nice 5 mile route through the 4S Business Park. Be aware of traffic during certain times of the day. Sidewalks and moderate hills. Busy streets.

10k run (6 Miles)

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Distance: Approx 6 miles Start: 4S Commons or any other point along route Notes: A nice 6 mile route through 4S Ranch and Rancho Bernardo. Beware of traffic and major intersections. Busy streets.

westwood (3 Miles)

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Distance: Approx 3 miles Start: Any point along route Notes: A nice quick 3 mile route through Westwood with sidewalks and moderate hills.

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santa luz loop (10 Miles)

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Distance: Approx 10 miles Start: 4S Commons or any other point along route Notes: A terrific run/ride through 4S Ranch and Santaluz. Encounter two great bridges. Significant rolling hills.

big loop (22 Miles)

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Distance: Approx 22 miles Start: 4S Commons or any other point along route Notes: Go for the distance! It doesn’t matter what part of 92127 you live in - chances are that some part of this route is near your home. Not for the timid!

UPCOMING EVENTS Upcoming Regional Running and Cycling Events 7/2

Opening Day and Orientation for West Coast Road Runners Half and Full Marathon Training Program www.wcroadrunners.com

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34th Annual July 4th Scripps Ranch 10K Run and 2 Mile Fun Run www.srop.org

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24th Annual Scripps Ranch Bike Rides 50-28-12 Mile Rides www.srop.org

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37th Annual Coronado Independence Day 15K Run and 5K Run/Walk www.kathyloperevents.com

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In Motion Fit Kickoff for the Official Training Program for 2012 Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon or Half Marathon www.inmotionfit.com

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57th Balboa Park 8 Mi/5K www.sdtc.com

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34th America’s Finest City Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk www.afchalf.com

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Bike the Bay Community Bike Ride Around San Diego Bay www.bikethebay.net

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5th Annual SeaWorld Shamu & You Walk for Rady’s 1 & 4 Mile Walks www.ShamuAndYouWalk.org

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Tour de Poway Road Rides www.tourdepoway.com

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Aflac Iron Girl Women’s 10K & 5K Run & Walk www.aflacirongirl.com

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2011 Thank You Run - 4S Ranch/Del Sur 5K/10K Trail Run/Walk www.helenscloset.org/

12th Annual Silver Strand Half Marathon Run, Walk, Skate & 5K Run/Walk www.kozenterprises.com

1/21/2012 Kids Marathon Mile at Legoland www.carlsbadmarathon.com 1/22/2012 Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon www.carlsbadmarathon.com 4/1/2012 Carlsbad 5000, World’s Fastest 5K www.carlsbad.competitor.com facebook.com/92127magazine

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Nighthawks Veteran Football Coach Leigh Cole Plans Change To Offense – and a Competitive, Tenacious Team

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– a veteran teacher and coach, and most recently teaching physical education and social science at Abraxas High School in Poway – was picked recently as the new varsity football coach at Del Norte High School. He replaced Coach Jerry Ralph, who resigned earlier this year after two seasons. Picked over more than 200 candidates for the position, Cole takes over a squad that went 2-8 last year with no seniors. Despite having to put together a coaching staff quickly and organize spring practices, Cole provided answers to several questions from 92127 Magazine about his expectations, goals and philosophies involving Nighthawk football.

With Coach Cole 92127 Question: Can you give us some background on your career? Coach Cole: The 2011-12 school year will be my 24th year in teaching and coaching. I started teaching in 1988 at Graham Middle School in my hometown of Mountain View, Calif. I also taught at Shoreline High School (also in Mountain View) and Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, where I got my first head football coaching position. I moved to San Diego in 1994 and started working at Abraxas High School in Poway. I coached football, basketball and baseball along the way before finally settling into football as my primary focus. I have coached at every level including freshman, junior varsity and varsity. I even coached in the youth leagues for a couple of years. I am primarily an offensive coach, although I have coached many defensive positions over the years. 92127 Question: Why were you interested in becoming the head football coach at Del Norte? Coach Cole: I considered applying for several positions over the years, but the timing wasn’t right or I wasn’t willing to relocate or change school districts. When the Del Norte position presented itself, I knew that everything was right. It is a young program, in the Poway Unified School District, in an extraordinary community with high expectations for football and academics. It is the right place, at the right time for me and I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else! 92127 Question: Why do you believe you were selected for the position? Coach Cole: I believe that I was chosen because I am the best fit for the position. I have experience in the Poway Unified School District (16 years), so I already understand the high expectations of our parents, teachers and community. I am a leader who has strong beliefs in integrity, character and honor and I have a wide range of experiences that allow me to be empathetic – yet demanding. Our principal, Greg Mizel, and our athletic director, Mike Giaime, were looking for a strong leader, with extensive football knowledge, and great organizational skills and they knew that’s what they would get from me. 48

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92127 Question: What are your biggest challenges in taking the position? Coach Cole: My biggest challenges are assembling a full staff of coaches, and support personnel on such short notice, ordering equipment, and getting the schedules finalized. As soon as I was hired, I started looking for coaches to fill my staff. I have been lucky so far, as most of the coaches that were on last year’s staff have returned. I also knew a few coaches who were available and they’ve come on board. My support personnel are excellent. Del Norte High School Athletic Director Mike Giaime had already organized a parent booster group and we have been working together on all of the football operations tasks, equipment orders and scheduling. 92127 Question: How does the talent shape up at Del Norte this season? Coach Cole: We are a very young team as our senior class is relatively small, but we are very athletic and smart. So, the kids are going to be able to learn the new stuff reasonably fast. Our leadership is going to come from our veteran players. Even though we’re young, we have a lot of players who have played on the Varsity before. There’s no substitute for playing experience, and several of our players have played on the Varsity level, so that’s going help us a lot. We are excited about our players, especially the 1st Team All League selections from last year, George Liang and Patrick Zeller. In addition, we expect great things on defense from Anthony Carlsen, Tyeshay Davis, Wayne Ganan, and Adam Joyce; and on offense from Alex Dion, Kevin McGlone, McClain Vail and Jake Welker. Spring practices were terrific. The boys worked hard and learned a lot. They showed a ton of desire and motivation. We have a lot to learn, but once they understand their new concepts and techniques, they’ll be able to compete with confidence. I’m very proud of their effort and team attitude so far. 92127 Question: How do you describe your football coaching philosophy? Coach Cole: I describe it as organized technical passion. I am a very organized person who believes in finding and using the best techniques for the situation. I couple that desire for organization and technical superiority with a passion for the game and you get organized technical passion. I love coaching football, I love helping kids become better people and I love making a difference and that carries over into everything I do. 92127 Question: What are your specific goals for the team this upcoming season? Coach Cole: We want to prepare each of my football players for college. We want to develop responsible, young men who have pride, honor and integrity. If we succeed in building quality young men, then success on the football field will follow. 92127 Question: Can you describe your offensive philosophy? Coach Cole: My offensive philosophy is to establish a solid running game, complimented by an effective passing game. Some call it a balanced attack, but I don’t define “balanced” as running and passing equally. I define a “balanced” offense as an offense that has the ability to run or pass effectively as determined by the particular game/opponent being played. The main differences that you can expect to see from last year are: Our quarterback will be taking snaps from under the center, and we will run the ball using quick hitting dives, leads and powers. 92127 Question: With its first group of senior athletes, what should Nighthawk fans and supporters expect from the team? facebook.com/92127magazine

Coach Cole: Nighthawk football fans and supporters can expect a team that is well prepared, competitive and tenacious. We will be disciplined and tough. We will play hard from the kickoff until the final buzzer. We will earn the respect of our opponents, but more importantly we will respect ourselves, we will earn the respect of our family, our friends and of the community. We have to earn our respect and we’re going to do everything in our power to make that happen. 92127 Question: Are any significant changes anticipated in the coaching staff? Coach Cole: There won’t be any real significant changes other than me. I’ve added some coaches to the staff, but the core group of coaches are returning from last year. I’m impressed by the knowledge and experience of the coaches that we have. I’m proud to be associated with coaches of this quality. They are men of character, who are dedicated to providing our players with the best instruction and leadership. ¢

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

Poway’s First People At a Glance Location:

Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center at Pauwai

Website:

www. poway.org/kiic

Address:

13104 Ipai Waaypuk Trail Poway, CA 92064

Hours:

Saturdays, 9am – 11:30am

Center Phone: (858) 668-1292

Tours:

Docent-led public and school tours available

Docents:

Friends of the Kumeyaay www.friendsofthekumeyaay.org

Exhibits:

“Poway’s First People: Art and Culture,” highlighting artifacts, replica items of Kumeyaay living, and a photographic exhibition of North County rock art.

Do you have a “backyard” adventure that you want to share? If so, we want to hear from you! Submit your article recommendation to 92127 Magazine online at www.92127magazine.com or email it to 92127@92127magazine.com.

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t least 1,000 years ago, a people called the Kumeyaay lived throughout what is now San Diego County and Baja California. During that time, the Pauwai Valley was occupied by hundreds of Kumeyaay-Ipai, who basically subsisted by living off the land. The Kumeyaay were still in what is now Poway until the early 1900s, though most apparently had moved to reservations or other areas earlier. Today, the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center of Pauwai at 13104 Ipai Waaypuk Trail (formerly Silver Lake Drive) in Poway is a 5-acre site rich in Kumeyaay-Ipai local history. The various parcels of land were acquired by the City of Poway beginning in 1987 to preserve the site as a significant American Indian cultural site. “Preserving the site, as well as expanding it with further land acquisitions, opens great opportunities for revitalizing consciousness of history and culture, as well as spreading this knowledge to the broader San Diego County community,” San Pasqual Band of Kumeyaay Indians Tribal Chairman Allen E. Lawson said, regarding the Silver Lake site acquisition. July | August 2011

The concept of building a center on this site started with Eamon Kavanagh, who had volunteered to help remove trash from this city owned property after his retirement from private industry. According to the Poway Chieftain in a 1996 article, “Kavanagh started working last August (1995) to formulate the interpretive center. According to him, the center will explain the historical, cultural and social history of the Kumeyaay to modern people. An important aspect of the center will be demonstrations of a variety of Indian arts and customs out in the open in the actual area they were performed.” The center was dedicated on June 14, 2002, in a ceremony marked by solemn chanting from the Bird Song Singers, American Indians and the descendants of European settlers. “We sing about creation, the sun coming up and going down, and we bless this land on which our ancestors lived for thousands of years,” said Raymond Belardes Jr., a member of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, a Kumeyaay people (as quoted in the San Diego Union Tribune). The Friends of the Kumeyaay (www. angelfire.com/falcon/kumeyaay/friends.html), the San Pasqual Band of Indians, and the City 92127magazine.com


of Poway worked together to develop a vision for the property and to start on the development of a replica Kumeyaay Village. Docents now offer interpretive trail tours to educate the public and school children in the heritage practices of the ancient Kumeyaay on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The trail takes visitors around the site, past ramadas, interpretive signage, native gardens, irrigation systems and a Kumeyaay House (‘ewaa). These were constructed by various Eagle Scout candidates and adult volunteers. Visitors will see plants used by past inhabitants, ramadas that provided shade from the hot sun, milling stations where they ground acorns, and large boulders which provided them with shelter and security. At the edge of the heritage site is a modern modular building housing and protecting important displays. Other upgrades include parking for the handicapped, an ADA accessible walkway to the ‘ewaa, and a low-water irrigation system for a demonstration garden of drought-tolerant plants often used by the Kumeyaay. These features were funded by the City of Poway, the Friends of Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center, the Metropolitan Water District, and a grant from the Cultural and Heritage Commission of the State of California. The nearly $800,000 investment allows the Friends to preserve and interpret the history of Poway and the culture of Kumeyaay people who named the valley Pauwai. The Center’s current exhibit is “Poway’s First People: Art and Culture” and highlights artifacts of the site, replica items of Kumeyaay daily living, and a photographic exhibition of North County rock art still visible today. ¢ This article utilized information from the City of Poway’s Poway.org website and other sources.

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pending time with family, volunteering and just having fun can quickly fill up a schedule. 4S Ranch resident and retired teacher Nancy Jones, on the other hand, embraces the challenge – and still finds time to enjoy a good book. After moving to the Gianni community two years ago, she was thrilled for the proximity of the local 4S Ranch Branch Library. She spent a great deal of time enjoying all that it had to offer, and then she was approached to join the Friends of the 4S Ranch Library organization, for which she is now treasurer. Being new to the community, Friends seemed like a great way to become a part of 4S Ranch and support a great cause along the way. She noted that the popularity of the library is a terrific example of how strong 4S Ranch is as a community. “Our small library has circulation and participation in programs that rivals and sometimes exceeds many of the largest libraries in the San Diego County system,” Jones said. Jones said her biggest accomplishment in volunteering with Friends was the “Book Nook”. She described the program as a way to sell donated items to raise funds for library programs (books given to the Friends are sold to library visitors). “It has expanded from one book cart to a much larger area at the back of the library,” she said. “Also we have started selling books online through Amazon, eBay and Half.com.” When not at the local library, one can find Jones volunteering at the Stone Ranch Elementary School and Oak Valley Middle School libraries, which her grandchildren Olivia, 7, and Noah, 13, attend. Besides volunteering, she also loves to read, go on cruises,

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Nancy Jones

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Friends of the 4S Ranch Library

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study the Bible and spend time with family. She and her husband Ted – who volunteers as well, at Del Norte High School – have been married 44 years. But it’s the time and effort she puts into the library that gives her great satisfaction. She noted that even with the increased community involvement, the cuts that the library took in funding from the county level leave many obstacles to overcome. That’s why she encouraged more local residents to get involved with the Friends group, noting that annual dues were only $15 (that is tax deductible) and the money goes to fund needed programs and materials. More information on joining the group – which meets monthly in the library community room at 10433 Reserve Drive at 6:30 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday – is available by calling 858-673-4697, emailing 4sranchfol@gmail.com, or visiting www.4sranchfol.blogspot.com. ¢

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orth County Gymnastics & The Gyminny Kids – an educational gymnastics facility for individuals age 15 mon. to adults – focuses on the sport, without the competitive push so all can excel at their own pace. But it’s the size and extensive background of the staff that impresses many students. Owned and operated by Liz Mullarkey and Rob Bryson since 1986, Gyminny Kids strives to bring fitness to all ages in a fun and exciting atmosphere. From preschool age to adult gymnastics, camps, birthday parties, acro and cheerleading classes, and their newest program – Motion Evolution – Gyminny Kids has something for everyone. And, according to Mullarky, it’s the caring, talented, friendly staff with an extensive background that impresses many students and parents. “We range from an Asian National Champion to an instructor whose certifications are from his home country (England), to 20-somethings, former high school/collegiate gymnasts, and high school coaches,”

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Mullarky said. “We have instructors coached by Olympic coaches, who are personal trainers, who have gymnastics judging certifications – and who were former Gyminny Kids students themselves.” Mullarky said Gyminny Kids’ experienced 18-member staff works off specific curriculums and lesson plans at all levels, including toddlers. “They keep track in their notebooks each hour relative to each child’s progress so they can move to the next level as needed,” she said. Another integral part of the curriculum is following the Character Counts Program, also used by Poway Unified School District. “We pride ourselves in being designated as the only private Children’s Gold Medal Activity Center through the program in San Diego County,” said Mullarky. Gyminny Kids is located at 17022 Camino San Bernardo in 4S Ranch. For more information call 858-451-0201, email gkgymnst@aol.com, or visit www.gyminnykids.com. ¢

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:::: FACES IN THE CROWD

Structure, Expectations,

and Priorities Coach Rossi Sets Goals for Nighthawks Girls Soccer by ZEENA GREGG 92127 Magazine Staff

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enacity, perseverance and persistency are attributes that Coach Gary Rossi lives by, both in his own life and in his position as head varsity coach for girls soccer at Del Norte High School in 4S Ranch. Rossi, who came from four years of coaching at Westview High School in Rancho Penasquitos to launch the Nighthawks program, was responsible for developing Westview’s highly successful women’s soccer program – his freshman teams earning an impressive record of 73

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wins, 7 losses and 10 draws against not only freshman teams but also some of the best JV teams in the country. And to what does he attribute such success in high school girls soccer? “Give them structure, set expectations, establish priorities and goals,” Rossi said. “Then reinforce these daily and impress upon them the value of mental toughness.” The foundation for Rossi’s coaching career began with his military training first at the U.S. Naval Academy – where he played sprint football and water polo – and then later strenuous Navy SEAL training, becoming a Navy Frogman as he worked toward his goal of being a career Navy officer (he served for 20 years as July | August 2011

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:::: REAL ESTATE WATCH

Real Estate Today Looking for a Cash Flow Machine? S

o you’re thinking about investing in real estate. But how? With interest rates set to rise and prices likely to continue falling short term, you can’t plan on appreciation. Our recommendation to clients is: Focus on cash flow. It is now possible to find small multi-family properties in San Diego that generate 8-10% cash-on-cash. We call these Cash Flow Machines. Look for 3-4 unit properties priced under $500,000 requiring minimal work (short sales are great). For more information, see our online presentation at www.Voakhomes.com/investors/cash-flow-machine. The main mistake we see new investors make when evaluating multi-family is a failure to get an accurate expense accounting and rental history. For example, a property that costs $300,000 to purchase should return about $625 profit per month. If you think the tenant pays water and then find out landlord pays it, you could easily lose one-third of your cash flow. Be diligent and be thorough in your investigation. ¢

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Scott Voak, the top selling agent in 92127 since 2008 and the real estate expert on Positively Wall Street on AM 1000 at 7am weekday mornings, provided this information. Email him to subscribe to his weekly real estate newsletter – Monday Morning Coffee.

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15678 New Park Ter

4

3

2463

587,200

16617 Santa Mariana Ct

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5

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870,000

10276 Baylee Ln

4

3

2317

585,000

15156 Palomino Valley Pl

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860,000

16419 Ambrose Ln

4

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2317

597,500

8129 Santaluz Village S

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935,000

11214 Monticook Ct

4

3

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605,000

8197 Lamour Ln

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925,000

8368 Haaland Gln

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9910 Winecrest Rd

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15636 Via Montecristo

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585,000

10275 Winecreek Ct

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1,065,000

11126 Indian Lore Ct

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625,000

10240 WINECREEK Ct

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9815 Fox Valley Wy

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10239 Winecreek Ct

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10209 Sienna Ridge Pl

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8083 Run Of The Knolls

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9999 Fox Meadow Rd

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680,000

8144 Top O The Morning Wy

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1,232,000

17664 Alva Rd

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3114

692,900

17145 Castello Cir

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4466

1,100,000

17268 Eagle Canyon Pl

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3197

695,000

7774 Doug Hill Ct

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1,315,000

17462 Alva Rd

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680,000

14316 Salida del Sol

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4260

1,200,000

17677 Alva Rd

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4

3114

696,900

14386 Caminito Lazanja

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6

4731

1,290,000

17155 Albert Ave

4

4

2985

677,500

16319 Winecreek Rd

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6

4854

1,360,000

15088 Cross Stone Dr

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660,000

8065 Doug Hill

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16226 Lone Bluff Ct

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730,000

8103 Pale Moon Rd

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15090 Palomino Mesa Rd

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710,000

7984 Clambake Dr

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10545 Wood Duck Dr

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8035 Entrada De Luz West

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7572 Northern Lights

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14850 Encendido

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2,000,000

10219 Camino San Thomas

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770,000

16514 Road To Morocco

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1,861,500

15167 Dove Creek Rd

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780,000

7815 Sendero Angelica

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1,900,000

16921 Simple Melody Ln

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790,900

7990 Doug Hill

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4667

2,025,000

17046 Silver Crest Dr

4

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738,000

7862 E Entrada De Luz

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2,500,000

14675 Via Azul

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2696

805,000

8134 Artesian Rd

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2,820,000

9782 Wren Bluff Dr

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842,000

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:::: HOME TIPS

Cut Costs and Help the Environment

Simple Suggestions Can Reduce Energy Bills in Inland North County Homes

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ant to reduce your energy bills this summer? Then a few handy tips from the California Energy Commission can help out local residents. According to the commission, it costs roughly – on average, depending upon geography – $1,900 per year for energy in the typical California home. But steps can be taken to lower those costs, and help the environment at the same time. Some of the suggestions from the commission include: • Be a speedy chef: Nothing is more energy efficient for cooking than a microwave. It uses two-thirds less energy than a conventional stove. • Push a button to wash your dishes: A dishwasher actually uses less water than washing dishes by hand. Let dishes air-dry to save even more energy. • Fill up the fridge: Having lots of food in the refrigerator keeps it from warming up too fast when the door is open. • Turn up the thermostat: Most Inland North County homes have air conditioning. Much energy can be saved simply by setting the thermostat to 78 degrees when at home and 85 degrees or off when away. Using ceiling or room fans allows for an even higher thermostat setting because the air movement will cool the room. Always take into account health considerations and be sure to drink plenty of fluids in warm weather. Actual savings can be as much a one to three percent per degree, for each degree the thermostat is set above 72 degrees. • Use appliances wisely: o To help prevent electricity outages, avoid running appliances during peak hours – from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – or anytime an electricity emergency is declared. o Do laundry efficiently by using the warm or cold water setting for washing your clothes. Always use cold water to rinse clothes. Savings can be as much as four percent. o When drying clothes, run full loads, use the moisture-sensing setting, and clean the clothes dryer lint trap after each use. These procedures can save up to a halfpercent. o Operate the dishwasher only when it is fully loaded, and turn off the dry cycle and air dry dishes instead – which can save up to one percent. • Operate pool filters and cleaning sweeps efficiently: Reduce the operating time of swimming pool filters and auto62

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matic cleaning sweeps to four-to-five hours, and only during off-peak time. This can save one-to-two percent per hour of reduction. • Eliminate wasted energy: o Turn off appliances, lights and equipment when not in use, saving up to two percent. o Unplug electronic devices and chargers when they aren’t in use. Most new electronics use electricity even when switched “off”, so turn computers and printers off at the power strip. These steps can save one-to-two percent. o Unplug or recycle that spare refrigerator in the garage if it’s not really needed. This will save up to $150 per year, or 1020 percent! • Replace air conditioner filters: Dirty filters restrict airflow and can cause the system to run longer, increasing energy use. Replace filters monthly for maximum benefit, and a cost savings of one-to-two percent. • Plug the leaks: Weather-strip, seal, and caulk leaky doors and windows and install foam gaskets behind outlet covers. This is inexpensive and can save an astounding two percent in energy costs. • Install new or additional window shading: Install patio covers, awnings, and solar window screens to shade the home from the sun. For additional future savings, use strategically planted trees, shrubs and vines to shade the dwelling. This can save up to five percent. • Seal the ducts: Leaking ductwork accounts for 25 percent of cooling costs in an average home (though this may not be applicable to newer dwellings in 92127), so have the ducts tested and have any leaks or restrictions repaired by a qualified contractor. Be aware that duct cleaning is not the same as duct sealing. In older homes, this can save as much as a 10 to 20 percent savings. While the savings noted are only estimates and will vary by region in California, these suggestions from the California Energy Commission certainly point out the opportunities to conserve electrical resources and save money for other purposes. For additional information on cost-savings techniques, programs sponsored by the CEC, and rebates available for purchasing new appliances, visit www.consumerenergycenter.org. And more tips and information can be found at www.fypower.org. ¢

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:::: GREEN LIVING

Do Yourself and the Environment a Favor Bicycling Saves Money, Improves Health, Saves the Environment

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by Ralph Simon, President of Green Cruiser Inc.

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remium electric bicycles make sustainability a ride in the park, according to Ralph Simon, president of Green Cruiser Inc. “Our engineers designed Green Cruiser electric bicycles with the very best components to ensure dependability and your complete satisfaction,” he said. In addition, many other reasons exist to buy a Green Cruiser: • Environmental Responsibility: A Green Cruiser electric bicycle eliminates – for every 500 miles that are not car driven – 25.3 lbs. of carbon monoxide emissions, 3.4 lbs. of hydrocarbon emissions, and 1.8 lbs. of nitrogen oxide. • Get Paid to Commute: The Bicycle Commuter Act of 2009 permits companies to provide $20 a month tax free to employees who bike to work, allowing the money to be used for bicycle purchases and bike upkeep. • Parking Becomes a Non-Issue: 7-to-12 Green Cruiser E-Bikes can be parked in one automobile parking space. • Annual Gas Savings: Using an E-Bike 50 percent of the time, with gasoline priced at $4 per gallon can save $1,340 per year (assuming 41 miles driven per day in a passenger car averaging 22.5 MPG. • Health and Fitness: Riding Green Cruiser E-Bikes burns 300-500 calories per hour (compared to driving a car, which burns 5-20 calories per hour – and zero calories when stopped in traffic!).

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:::: FINANCIAL SPOTLIGHT

Introducing a New Standard of Retirement.

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he Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Retirement Standard is a disciplined approach to retirement services that goes beyond investments. Our step-by-step approach addresses the 10 key components of a sound retirement plan that we think everyone needs to understand. Contact us for your complimentary copy of “Who is Helping You Write the Next Chapter of Your Life?”.

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:::: LIBRARY SCHEDULE

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ADULT PROGRAMS 4S Foodies - 4th Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. starting in June. Food and Cooking Enthusiasts Group: Bring your best recipe! Baby & Me Fitness - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Personal trainer Andrea exercises with moms while entertaining babies 4 weeks to 1 year. No class in July. Basic Computer Training in Farsi - Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. Open for Farsi speakers interested in learning basic computer skills. Citizenship Class - Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Open for all interested in taking citizenship tests

Library (dates & events subject to change)

Fine Free Friday @ all SDCL Branches Return your County owned books, CDs, DVD, or other overdue materials on the last Friday of each month and we’ll get rid of the fines for those items! CHILDREN & TEEN PROGRAMS Willow Grove Tutoring - Tutoring with teachers from Willow Grove Elementary Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. on 7/5 through 8/9 1st-2nd Grade ONLY. Sign-up Required. Play to LearnTime with Teacher Lee - Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Music, Stories, Art and Fun! For children 5 years old and under.

Chess Club - Saturdays at 3 p.m. For 1st - 12th Grades - Bring your own Chess set. Chess Master Coach, Dawn Erikson, on specified days only. Teen Power: “Full of Ourselves” Tuesday at 4 p.m. 7/5 through 7/26 Health Wellness Program for Girls 6th grade and up. Sign-up required. SUMMER SPECIAL FAMILY READING PROGRAM Amazing Dana Magic Show Wednesday, July 6 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. “Senorita Carmelita Tangerine” Wednesday, July 13 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Knitting Circle - Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Join your fellow knitters by the fireplace every Wednesday evening and knit for fun.

Kids Fitness - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9:35 a.m. Personal trainer Andrea exercises with kids ages 18 months to 5. No class in July. Class resumes in August.

Knitting with Allison - 2nd Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. Basic knitting class for adults and older teens.

Crafts for a Cause - Thursdays at 4 p.m. Arts and crafts for K-3rd grade students. Sign-ups required

End of Summer Reading Program Ice Cream Social Wednesday, July 27 at 1 p.m.

Friends of the 4S Ranch Library Meeting 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Homework Club - Fridays at 4 p.m. Students from Del Norte High tutor children from Kindergarten through 9th grade.

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92127 Magazine - July/August 2011  

Local residents bike, hike, run and walk for exercise and health.

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