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on the cover 18 STUDENT STAR JUSTIN SHIN (Z)

22 FACES IN THE CROWD SABINA SZONN 26 HONORING THE MEMORY OF SD’S

BELOVED REPORTER LARRY HIMMEL

40 NORTH COUNTY CREDIT UNION 42 CREATIVE ENVIRONMENTS

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20 RANCHO BERNARDO BUSINESS

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24 25TH ANNUAL RBCF THANKSGIVING 28 LOCAL FAMILY THE HUNIU FAMILY (Z) 30 ANDRES LOPEZ CHOSEN FOR A WEEK

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CREATIVE ENVIRONMENTS

We talk to art teachers across 92127 about how fine arts programs in local schools are helping students become creative and confident learners.

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34 RB BUSINESS ASSOCIATION MIXER 48 COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER VALERIE BROWN 50 DR. WILLIAM W. THOMAS JR. 52 1ST ANNUAL DEALIN’ IT FOR DEL SUR 54 HOME TIPS HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS TIPS 55 RBCC’S 1ST ANNUAL SAFETY FAIR 56 SCRIPPS HEALTH 58 IN OUR OWN BACKYARD WHALE WATCHING 60 4S PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY 62 FLORA LI SHINES AT SDYS CONCERTO COMPETITION

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:::: FROM THE PUBLISHER

Vol. 6, No. 2 TM

Publisher Derrick Breaux

Downsizing…

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Derrick Breaux Publisher

or the past six years, my family and I have lived in the same house. This might not sound like anything out of the ordinary. In fact, it may sound quite normal. However, after taking out a notepad and spending some time putting the pencil to the paper, I came to the realization of a few things. For starters, this was the 23rd house that I have called home. With all of the moving around you would think that I was raised in a military family, but most of the moves were actually the product of my parents climbing the corporate ladder over the years. After further review, I calculated that this was the longest that I have ever lived in one house. In terms of square footage, it is also the largest house that I have ever called home. Over the years, we have been blessed with a growing family and plenty of visitors – both short-term and long-term. Before my mother passed away in 2010, she had a room at our house. For several years when my brother was touring the world with his rock band, he also had a room to come home to for short stays. Our kids referred to it as Tyler’s room even though he only used it a couple months a year. With our daughter recently moving out (well, sort of) and living in the dorms this year, my wife and I started discussing the possibility of downsizing. We recently pulled the trigger and made the move to my 24th house – a smaller home. Still having our two little kiddos at home, we weren’t brave enough to downsize in number of bedrooms, but we reduced our square footage by nearly 40% with this move. I’m still trying to figure out if reducing our square footage is the same thing as reducing our carbon footprint. Probably not! Preparing for any move can be a daunting task. Preparing for a move to a smaller house was downright overwhelming and consuming. I am amazed at how much “stuff” our family has accumulated over the past decade. We have spent the better part of a month making trips to the Salvation Army and the Goodwill donation centers. I’m on a first name basis with a couple of the kind employees that work there. My wife and I have decided to use this move as a family project – I’ll stop short of calling it a learning experience because that gives it more credit than necessary. The word “purge” has become a common conversational theme with our kids. Although they don’t like parting ways with the toys that they haven’t touched in years – but somehow fall in love with all over again when they find them tucked away in a closet or box – they are somewhat satisfied knowing that the unused toys are being donated, and children that may not have as many toys will get to play with them. We reinforce this with our kids each time we visit the donation centers, and I personally feel a certain sense of “parental” accomplishment in doing so. Even though we aren’t quite finished with our moving and purging at the time that I am writing this, it sure does feel great to know that we are entering into the New Year a lot lighter than before. It feels good to get rid of some excess and simplify things. Happy New Year! All the best, Derrick Breaux, Publisher

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Creative Director Tyler McElhaney Editor Sarabeth McElhaney editor@zcodemedia.com Director of Business Development Jessica Breaux Regional Account Executive Rick Micheri Associate Editor Tori Morrison Editorial Assistants Lainey Kral Randi Cantrell Graphic Designers Mani Salazar María Fernández Richard Soledad Traci Sally Photography Spark Photography Production Coordinator Heather Lockwood Contributing Writers Amy Lehrer Jennifer Frakes Kelley Gusich Linda Frabl Liz Onufer Lydia Cobb Michelle Tremblay Advertising Sales marketing@zcodemedia.com 619-717-2322 92127 Magazine is published locally six times per year by Susco Media Inc. (dba ZCode Media / ZCode Magazines). © 2015 All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any content in this publication without prior written permission is strictly prohibited. 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 www.92127magazine.com website).

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Local Stories. Local Photos.

PRESERVING AND CONSERVING PQ resident Mike Kelly is instrumental in park preservation with the Friends of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve

MUSICALLY-MINDED We meet Westview High School freshman Patrick Paxson, an award-winning flautist and guitarist.

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92128 MAGAZINE THE BREW ISSUE We speak with the proud owners of craft breweries all across North County including farm-to-table pub Urge Gatsropub.

FINDING INSPIRATION Local middle schooler and writer Pranav Puttaparthi is committed to his craft and ready to work on his next novel.

RB’S SENIOR SUPPORTER At 91 years old, Jo Driscoll stays involved by helping others in her Rancho Bernardo community.

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We speak with TPPW Cheer Player Agent and Jr. Pee Wee Head Cheer Coach Tammy Davila and TPPW President Christian Hastings about preparations for the competition season and how the league teaches the importance of the Pop Warner mission.

San Diego is home to over 80 licensed craft breweries and brewpubs. We take a look at North County San Diego’s beer culture.

92130 MAGAZINE THE BREW ISSUE We speak with the proud owners of craft breweries all across North County and explore the stories behind the industry’s award-winning quality and sky-rocketing popularity.

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92131 MAGAZINE FUN, FITNESS, FRIENDSHIP The Rancho Family YMCA’s Scripps Poway Pkwy. location provides opportunities to play and learn for the entire community. 92131 Magazine gets the inside story from Camp and Adventure Guides Director Sarah Trujillo.

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:::: COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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JANUARY JAN. 1

NEW YEAR’S DAY APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2015 RBBA HONORARY MAYOR

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JAN. 15

QUARTERLY NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

For new and existing chamber members 7:30 – 9 a.m. | North San Diego Business Chamber sdncc.chambermaster.com

BERNARDO GARDENERS CLUB MEETING

Featuring Joe Walker lecturing on Australian plants 1 – 3 p.m. | Rancho Bernardo Swim & Tennis Club www.bernardogardeners.org

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SAN DIEGO RESTAURANT WEEK 2015

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FEB. 2-6

11:30 a.m. | Rancho Bernardo Inn To attend contact Co-Presidents Jan Bakan at 858-487-6942 or Diana Shatz at 858-484-8958

FEB. 13

EVERY FRIDAY RANCHO BERNARDO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET

Monterey Ridge Elementary School www.powayusd.com/pusdmres

DESIGN39CAMPUS COMMUNITY COFFEE CHAT Chat with other parents and Principal Wrisley 9 – 10 a.m. | Design39Campus Showcase www.design39campus.com

VALENTINE’S DAY

FEB. 16

PRESIDENTS’ DAY

FEB. 19

JAN. 19

5TH ANNUAL SCIENCE FAIR

GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALES BEGIN THE NATIVITY SCHOOL HOSTS OPEN HOUSE 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | El Apajo Rd. Contact 858-756-6763 or www.thenativityschool.org

JAN. 31

TURTLEBACK NIGHT AT THE COMEDY PALACE Ticket purchases support Turtleback Elementary School 5 p.m. | The Comedy Palace www.turtlebackeducationfoundation.org

Fresh produce, crepes, tamales, and more 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Bernardo Winery www.bernardowinery.com

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CHINESE NEW YEAR

JAN. 25

1ST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH RANCHO BERNARDO WOMEN’S CLUB LUNCHEONS

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | BAE Systems www.dynamicspkrs.toastmastersclubs.org

FEB. 23-25

Open to students grades K-5 Stone Ranch Elementary School www.powayusd.com/pusdsres

FEB. 27

EMERGING ARTIST CONTEST ENTRY DEADLINE

Multimedia art contest for middle school through college students Submissions close at 5 p.m. www.californiapreservation.org/2015contest

DNHS INSTRUMENTAL FESTIVAL CONCERT 6 – 9 p.m. | Del Norte High School www.dnhsmusic.org

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:::: SPORTS REGISTRATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

BASEBALL 4S RANCH LITTLE LEAGUE SPRING SEASON Tryouts are Jan. 10 Practices begin week of Feb. 2 Opening Day is Feb. 28 For times and locations visit www.4srll.com LACROSSE BOYS & GIRLS RB YOUTH LACROSSE SPRING SEASON Registration closes Jan. 30 Mandatory parent meeting on Feb. 10 Tryouts are Feb. 10, 12 For times and locations visit www.rbylax.com DNHS GIRLS LACROSSE HOSTS FREE CLINIC Jan. 10 For girls grades 3-8 Mouthguard, goggles, and stick required Extra goggles and sticks will be available 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Del Norte High School Stadium Register at www.nighthawksyouthlax.com RB YOUTH LACROSSE FREE CLINIC FOR NEW PLAYERS Jan. 14 7 p.m. | Rancho Bernardo High School Stadium www.rbylax.com

MULTI-SPORT SOCIAL BOWLS AND BOCCE GAMES Drop-ins welcome; $1 for members, $5 for non-members Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays at 1 p.m. Rancho Bernardo Community Park www.lakehodgesbowlsclub.com ROLLER HOCKEY 4S RANCH ROLLER HOCKEY LEAGUE GAMES Mondays: Beginners Tuesdays: Intermediate Wednesdays: Advanced 6 – 9:45 p.m. | 4S Ranch Roller Hockey Rink If interested in joining call Joe O’Keefe 619-571-6925 www.leaguelineup.com/4sranchrollerhockey SOCCER NORTH COUNTY SOCCER PARK Indoor soccer leagues always starting for all ages www.ncspsoccer.com 4S RANCH YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION Ages 4-14; Spring registration closes Feb. 1 Late registration through Feb. 15 www.4sranchsoccer.com

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RB RECREATIONAL SOCCER SPRING LEAGUE Registration open through Feb. 27 Open to boys and girls ages 4-14 www.rbysa.com SAN DIEGO SOCCER CLUB COMPETITIVE TEAM TRYOUTS For boys and girls teams U7-9 tryouts Jan. 6, 8 U10-14 tryouts begin late January For specific schedules visit www.sandiegosoccerclub.org SOFTBALL 4S RANCH SOFTBALL SPRING SEASON Registration open online through Jan. 3 Mandatory assessment on Jan. 10 www.4ssoftball.com VOLLEYBALL 4S RANCH BOYS & GIRLS CLUB SPRING REGISTRATION For boys and girls grades 3-8 Registration opens in February www.sdyouth.org/4ssports.aspx

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:::: STUDENT STAR

Passion for Politics Name: School: Grade: Parents: Sibling: Favorite Place in 92127:

Justin Shin (18) Del Norte High School 12 Don Shin, Jenny Shin Hanna Shin (15) Los Primos (4S Ranch)

STUDENT STAR JUSTIN SHIN PROMOTES YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN POLITICS by LIZ ONUFER | photo by Spark Photography

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new movement in politics is growing with our nation’s young people – a politics grounded in bipartisanism, tolerance, and compromise. One of the local leaders of this next wave is 92127’s Student Star, Justin Shin. A senior at Del Norte High School, Justin is the founder and chairman of YPA PAC, Youth Political Awareness Political Action Committee. YPA PAC is the first teen-run political action committee in San Diego.

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Justin’s awareness and engagement in political issues began as a child. “Since I was seven years old, I’ve grown up listening to a lot of governmental and political issues on radio stations, like NPR, which sparked my interest in government,” Justin explained. In recent years, he has turned this passion into action. Justin founded the organization in response to his peers’ lack of involvement in politics and the desire to build youth participation in government.


Justin works alongside his leadership team, mostly comprised of Del Norte High School students. “Del Norte is a unique environment because the students here are incredibly driven,” he shared. YPA PAC works with K through 12 students to promote and support participation in politics. “We’re focused on our long-term goal in shaping our younger generation’s outlook on politics so that they become responsible citizens and problem solvers for our nation,” Justin said. While the group maintains a bipartisan view, Justin acknowledges

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their biggest success to date is the endorsement from Representative Scott Peters. “We’re proud to see that our elected officials are supportive of what we’re doing at YPA,” Justin explained. Looking forward, Justin plans on attending a four-year university and bringing his political work with him. “With YPA, we plan to expand the organization by getting college students involved when we go to our designated colleges,” Justin acknowledged. After college, he plans on pursuing a career in politics, with the goal to one day serve as a congressional representative. ¢

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Honorary Mayor Campaign

RANCHO BERNARDO BUSINESS ASSOCIATION INVITES APPLICATIONS

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he Rancho Bernardo Business Association (RBBA) has a number of fundraisers throughout the year along with monthly receptions, networking breakfasts, and Lunch and Learn seminars for its members and guests. RBBA fundraisers involve the entire community, including two popular kids and adults events on the 4th of July, the Rubber Ducky race on the pond in Webb Park and an 18-hole mini golf course in the park. The RBBA’s biggest yearly fundraising opportunity is the RB Honorary Mayor program. Applications for candidates for honorary mayor for 2015 are being accepted as of Jan. 1. Customarily two to three candidates are selected each year. Honorary mayors of Rancho Bernardo have cut ribbons opening new businesses, have been featured attractions at community

events, and have even kissed a few babies during their 20-plus-year history of presiding at local festivities. Candidates must be at least 21 years old, live or work in Rancho Bernardo, and be members of the RB Business Association. Candidates earn votes by selling $5 raffle tickets, charging admission to parties, earning revenue from silent auctions, and selling chances on exotic vacations. The candidate who raises the most money is inaugurated as mayor and the first runner-up becomes deputy mayor. “Over the years we’ve learned how successful campaigns are run, so each candidate will be provided with an experienced coach to help plan and execute their campaigns,” said Marty Judge, President of the Association. “The Honorary Mayor receives a great deal of publicity during his or her reign, so it is a

business-building opportunity like none other in North County,” said Larry McIntyre, Executive Director of the Association. Typically, honorary mayors collect a scrapbook full of photos and articles from the media. Proceeds from the campaign have benefited RB High School Miss RB Scholarship Fund, the Boys & Girls Clubs, the RB Historical Society, the Ed Brown Center, the RB Community Foundation, and the RBBA. For further information about becoming a candidate, contact Marty Judge at 858-385-0876 or marty@rbbaconnect.com. The RBBA highly recommends that the community uses its 300-plus members for services and goods. Go to www.rbbaconnect.com to easily search for the business you need as well as membership opportunities. 

Pictured left to right are the RBBA’s four Rancho Bernardo Honorary Mayors, Alex Monroe 2013-2014, Debbie Kurth newly elected for 2014-2015, Scott Lawn 2012-2013, and Michael Rouleau 2011-2012, with ZCode Publisher Derrick Breaux in the middle.

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:::: FACES IN THE CROWD

Join the Club! MOM SABINA SZONN UTILIZES HER CORPORATE BACKGROUND TO FUEL SUCCESSFUL DEL SUR MOM’S CLUB by KELLEY GUSICH | photo by Spark Photography

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abina Szonn is a very driven person, fueled by a love of learning, a desire to stretch beyond her comfort zone, and a passion for working with others. This outlook was perfect for her career as a senior project manager and interface designer at an international software company, but what was she going to do once she wanted to start a family? Her priorities had shifted dramatically, but still the drive was there. She decided to leave the corporate world and dedicate herself full-time to creating a healthy family. “At the time the decision seemed like one of the hardest I’ve ever had to make,” Sabina explained, “however, taking a break from the corporate world has been the best thing for me and my family.” Del Sur seemed to be the most family – and communityoriented neighborhood for them, so they moved in 2007. Sabina employed her drive and organization to start a very important organization: a mom’s club. “Providing a new mom with a strong social support system can positively impact her physically and emotionally,” she said, “thus positively impacting her family.” She started the Del Sur Mom’s club five years ago with friends from around the community. The 12 women started in 2009 with play dates and stroller walks, but thanks to social media and new development, the club has been growing about 100 members per year. “It currently has over 575 members and is one of the largest mom’s clubs in San Diego,” Sabina shared. Local businesses began to notice the uniqueness of the club and have started to sponsor it in a number of ways. Moms in the club work together to collect items for their local firefighters and families in need and support each other in business and career goals. They have a Meals for Moms program delivering homemade food to new moms, and they create fun events such as wine and canvas nights, spa nights, yoga classes, tea parties, and costume swaps, including a big July 4th parade. Sabina also volunteers her time in any way she can, from hospice care to Girl Scout Daisy Troop Leader, but said, “My personal plan is to continue to be a happy mom and enjoy these wonderful years with my children.” Her advice to those who wish to be more active in their communities? “Know what lights the spark in you and always let your passion drive you.” ¢

Name: Profession: Community: Interests: Favorite Local Spots:

Sabina Szonn Former Senior Program Manager and Senior Interface Designer at international software company, currently Full-Time Mom Del Sur since 2007 Zumba, hot yoga, spending time with friends and family Torrey Pines State Reserve, Del Mar Powerhouse Park, NaPizza, CorePower Yoga

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he Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation (RBCF) was proud to celebrate the 25th Annual RBCF Thanksgiving Luncheon at the RB Inn, representing a quarter century of charitable giving and community building. The event began with a silent auction that wasn’t so silent – attendees were happy to catch up with old friends and meet new connections. Auction items represented the best of what San Diego has to offer, with opportunities to enjoy amazing local restaurants, salons, and attractions. Once everyone was seated for the lunch itself, this year’s grant winners were honored for their service to the community. This year RBCF presented $67,000 in grants to 18 organizations, including the Ed Brown Senior Center at Rancho Bernardo, Spirit of the Fourth, Write Out Loud, and Turtleback Education Foundation. The ZCode Media team was thrilled to represent 92127 Magazine at such an important community event. 

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Remembering Larry Himmel

HONORING THE MEMORY OF SAN DIEGO’S BELOVED REPORTER photo by Spark Photography

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arry Himmel, longtime KFMB/Channel 8 reporter, television broadcaster, San Diego personality, and close friend to ZCode Media, recently passed away after his brave battle with cancer. Larry had been a loyal local reporter for the station since 1979, bringing an unparalleled sense of humor and artistry to the air. The news of Larry’s passing spread during Channel 8’s 11 p.m. broadcast in which Larry’s co-workers reminisced and shared stories about their time with him. As a reporter, Larry was larger than life and extremely well-respected in his field. He is known as one of the best feature reporters in his industry and is the recipient of over a dozen Emmy Awards. He was the type of reporter that went above and beyond to deliver a story. During the 2007 wildfires, Larry gained national attention for famously reporting in front his burning home in 92127. In 2012, when 92127 Magazine’s cover feature included Larry, his family and his story of that day, he discussed the events that led up to the chilling and heartbreaking live report. A friend of the ZCode Media family, Larry was a supporter of the local magazines and community news as a whole. Known for his quirky and off-beat video stories, he featured ZCode’s magazines in a report about the five year anniversary of the Witch Creek Fire. CBS has produced a touching video tribute to Larry on its site. It can be accessed at www.cbs8.com/story/26867145/remembering-larry-himmel. Guests are encouraged to sign the guest book in honor of one of San Diego’s legendary reporters. 

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oung parents Aaron and Susan Huniu bought their first home in Del Sur three years ago. They exclaimed, “We love the community parties at the Ranch House, the parks and pools, and the friendly neighbors!” They met not long before at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center. Having previously earned his BA in Drama from UC Irvine, Aaron became the managing director of the youth theater, and Susan taught music. Upon buying their first home, their goal was to launch a business and start a family, and they have successfully accomplished both. Aaron is a professional photographer and owner of Aaron Huniu Photography. He specializes in weddings, portraits, and headshots, capturing photos all over San Diego and wedding destinations around the world. Due to successfully satisfying his clients, Aaron is now expanding his business. He is currently adding additional photographers to his team who specialize in newborns, maternity, and children. The Hunius' 17-month-old daughter, Hayley Quinn, already takes after both parents. Due partly to her father’s profession, she has already

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been featured in commercial and print ads. Like her daddy, she is already a SAG actor. And like her mom, Hayley is interested in music. In fact, Hayley loves to dance to “All About That Bass.” Susan earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Stetson University and now runs her own vocal studio in Del Sur. She also has an extensive resume of acting and directing credits, including Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Lyric Opera San Diego, North Coast Rep Theatre, Wayne Foster Entertainment, and J*Company Youth Theatre. In addition, Susan has been the president for the La Jolla Alumnae club of Pi Beta Phi for the last three years. The club’s philanthropy is focused on children’s literacy. On the side, Aaron and Susan continue to develop a popular Etsy Shop called The Bridal Prop Shop. They create banners and various photo booth props. The Hunius shared, “We are workaholics and live by the motto work hard and play harder.” They put this motto to the test on their honeymoon to Europe. Over the course of five weeks, they visited 19 cities in eight countries. Previously, Aaron had traveled to over 30 countries, partly made possible by having served as the cruise director for Royal Caribbean International. Both Aaron and Susan look forward to more playtime in the future with their daughter Hayley. ¢

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Local Talent Travels Abroad

9-YEAR-OLD ANDRES LOPEZ CHOSEN FOR A WEEK AT WEST HAM ACADEMY

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rsenal FC San Diego is proud to sponsor the annual West Ham United ID Soccer Camp at the 4S Sports Park and was equally proud to have local player Andres Lopez chosen to attend the National Camp in Rome, GA. Along with other top players from around the country, Andres trained with a group of renowned West Ham Academy coaches, including the legendary Tony Carr. After the week in Georgia, Andres was offered the chance to travel to England and train at West Ham Academy, along with 14 other players in his age group. Andres is a member of the Arsenal FC Elite BU10 squad and jumped at the chance to train with the best young athletes from around the world. Upon learning that he has been selected, he shared, “This is so exciting. I have worked very hard to make it this far.” That hard work is easily apparent to everyone who knows him – Andres trains five days a week and has impressed his teammates and coaches. “Andres is a very special player, and every day he works hard to improve his skills,” said Coach Scott Gold. “He is a team-first kind of player too. He is always looking to get his teammates involved. If he keeps working hard the sky is the limit for him as a player.” Andres’ family is also incredibly proud of his accomplishments. His father, Rick Lopez, explained, “Andres is a 9-year-old with big dreams, and we will do everything possible to support his vision.” 

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Community Connections ZCODE HOSTS MONTHLY RANCHO BERNARDO BUSINESS ASSOCIATION MIXER

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he ZCode family recently hosted the Rancho Bernardo Business Association’s (RBBA) monthly mixer at the ZCode Media Center, welcoming the business community for an evening of food, drink, and connecting with friends old and new. The ZCode Media sales team, headed by Production Manager Heather Lockwood, manned the bar, and Creative Director and Co-Owner Tyler McElhaney set up the photo shoot station. Goodie bags and raffle tickets were also available. Guests included RB Honorary Mayor Debbie Kurth and RBBA Officers Marty Judge and Larry McIntyre. The buffet was catered by local favorite Big Dev’s Down-Home Barbeque and Catering. When asked the secret ingredient to his delicious peach cobbler, Big Dev simply answered, “Love!” RBBA officers shared a few words at the gathering and ZCode Co-Owners Derrick Breaux and Tyler McElhaney each spoke a bit about their experiences being a part of such a vibrant business community. “It’s always a highlight for the ZCode team to be able to host our community’s business leaders,” shared Tyler. “Opening our facility for local events is one of the opportunities we take great pride in!” Most of the evening, however, was spent getting to know each other and deepening connections – which is what the RBBA is all about. The RBBA hosts monthly mixers at locations throughout Rancho Bernardo, along with other community-building and business-boosting evens throughout the year. Learn more about the association and what’s coming up at www.rbbaconnect.com. 

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:::: COMMUNITY STUFF Willow Grove Teacher Honored

A Willow Grove Elementary School teacher was among the nominees for San Diego County Teachers of the Year at “Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers” presented by Ashford University in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education. Stephanie Martin is a transitional kindergarten teacher and elementary vice president of the Poway Federation of Teachers. Over forty teachers were nominated out of a pool of approximately 26,000. Other Poway Unified School District candidates were Crystal Ochoa of Sunset Hills Elementary School and Mike Bird of Mt. Carmel High School.

Emerging Artist Contest

San Diego County students in middle school, high school, and college are invited to enter the 2015 Emerging Artist Contest, hosted by the California Preservation Foundation. Writing, fine art, photography, film, or multimedia entries are all welcome, as long as the entries focus on the history of the artist’s community. Winners are eligible for cash prizes, gift certificates from local businesses, and other awards, as well as being recognized at the 2015 Preservation Conference at the Naval Training Center. At that conference their artwork will be displayed before hundreds of participants. Each age category will have three winners. The entry deadline is Feb. 27. For more information visit www.californiapreservation.org/2015contest.

Excellence in Healthcare Award

North County medical group Arch Health Partners was recently recognized with the 1st Annual Excellence in Healthcare Award from the Integrated Healthcare Association. Arch Health Partners was among only 11 medical groups to receive the award out of over 200 in California. The award honors groups for ensuring patients receive high-quality, evidence-based care while demonstrating success in controlling costs. “It takes team effort and dedication to receive these quality awards. Our entire care team deserves credit,” said Scott Flinn, MD, Medical Director at Arch Health Partners.

Safer Streets

4S Ranch residents have received the new stop signs they asked for. During the week after the request was approved by the Board of Supervisors, crews installed 31 additional stop signs on residential streets to slow reckless drivers and create a safer community. A group of about a dozen residents gathered to celebrate the installation. “We’re so pleased to see how quickly we reacted when you all said you wanted something done,” said Supervisor Dave Roberts. “This is a fine example of the developer, Newland Communities, and the county working with local residents to address community concerns.”

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Soccer Star Teaches Kids

Soccer legend and North County resident Juli Veee continues to share his legacy by working with local kids in sports and the arts. Juli was born in communist Hungary and defected at age 18, beginning his professional soccer career in France. Over his career in the United States he played for both the San Diego Sockers and the U.S. National Team. With the Sockers, he led the team to five titles and set a great number of scoring records. The first soccer player inducted into San Diego’s Breitbard Hall of Fame and currently a successful artist, Juli has led an afterschool enrichment curriculum since 1996. The program includes outdoor soccer activities and indoor arts and crafts. He recently organized a soccer clinic for a group of young residents at the Rancho Del Norte Apartments in 4S Ranch.

Boys & Girls Clubs Receive Grants

The CarMax Foundation recently announced more than $15,000 in grants to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (BGCGSD) this year. Over the past four years the foundation has provided over $50,000 to BGCGSD – the funds have supported initiatives like the Project Learn academic enhancement program, the SOAR S.T.E.M. educational programs, holiday celebrations, and donation drives. Chris Petersen, the location general manager at the Ontario CarMax, is a former Boys & Girls Club member and currently a member of the board of directors. He shared, “The Club recognized my desire to do more as they continue to give support, direction, and academic success to local youth.” BGCGSD President and CEO Danny Sherlock expressed gratitude for the grants, saying, “We thank and appreciate Chris and the CarMax Foundation for their support. The funds and volunteer efforts will continue to help us change the lives of youth throughout San Diego County.” For more about BGCGSD visit www.sdyouth.org.

Chargers Jewelry for a Cause

Game-day wear doesn’t just mean jerseys and face paint these days. Chargers Safety Eric Weddle has joined forces with local jewelry designers to create a Chargers-themed jewelry line, with a portion of the proceeds donated to battered women’s charities. Patrick Pickford, along with colleague Gerly Noland, was excited to start the project. “Eric is a very good friend of mine,” said Patrick. “It seemed like a perfect fit for us to collaborate on a Chargers-themed jewelry line in support of the cause and donate to those in need.” They plan to continue the collaboration with accessory items for men too. Eric and the designers say they have been overwhelmed by the support from the fans and the community response. “It means everything to give back to the community and those in need,” said Eric. For more information visit www.evolutionlighthouse.com.


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Retirement Nonprofit Awards Employees

Casa de las Campanas, a nonprofit continuing care retirement community, recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Employee Scholarship program. Casa was founded by a group of retired teachers as a facility for other retired teachers. It now hosts residents from all professions but maintains its commitment to education. This year, 31 employees each received a $2,500 scholarship award to further their education. As Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs Tom Adikes and Sonny Googins shared, “Casa is very proud of its tradition to assist its employees as a thank you for their excellent care and performance.”

Cross Country Accomplishments

Evan Jameson just made Del Norte High School (DNHS) history by becoming the first from the school to place at the Division III State Cross Country Championships. His time for the 3.1-mile course was 15 minutes and 33 seconds and earned him 9th place in a field of 195 of the best young runners in California. This is just the latest good news in an already accomplished season for Evan. A week before the state championship, he won the Division III section championship in Balboa Park, becoming the first DNHS individual cross country section champion. He finished the 3.04-mile course there in 16 minutes and 15 seconds, a personal best.

Museum Month Celebrates Local Museums

Throughout the month of February, Macy’s Museum Month will bring half-off admissions to museums inside and outside of Balboa Park. Participating museums include Birch Aquarium at Scripps, USS Midway Museum, The New Children’s Museum, San Diego Natural History Museum, and more. “San Diego is a rich arts and culture destination and we couldn’t be more proud to celebrate Macy’s Museum Month in conjunction with the centennial year of Balboa Park,” said Theresa Kosen, Executive Director of the San Diego Museum Council. Visit your local Macy’s store for your Museum Month pass and learn more at www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org.

Young Athlete Excels

Stone Ranch Elementary School 2nd grader Dominic Bozanic recently won two divisions at a wrestling tournament in Spokane, WA. Dominic placed first in the true-beginner Bantam 45-pound division, which includes wrestlers with two or fewer years of experience. He also photo by Frank Villalpando won the experienced Bantam 45-pound division. Still in his first year of wrestling, Dominic has learned a lot from Isaac Pumarejo, Head Coach at Team Puma Wrestling. Dominic is no novice to athletics, however. He also plays competitively in basketball, baseball, and flag football leagues. Recreationally, he loves boogieboarding and swimming as much as any other San Diegan kid.

North County Rotary’s Annual Football Game

The San Diego North County Rotary Club just presented the 23rd Annual Rotary Bowl. The annual game between Mt. Carmel and Rancho Bernardo High School was first sponsored by the club in 1992. The game itself was founded shortly after Rancho Bernardo High School was formed. As many of the new students came from the Mt. Carmel area, they saw the game as a great opportunity to continue a close relationship with the school, as well as a budding rivalry. Rancho Bernardo High School took home the win this year and was awarded a special trophy. For more information about the San Diego North County Rotary Club visit www.sandiegonorthrotary.org.

Supporting Small Businesses

The California Small Business Association and the California Small Business Roundtable recently honored Assemblymember Brian Maienschein with the 2014 Small Business Leadership Award. The award recognizes Maienschein’s commitment to assist small business owners and organizations, based on his responsiveness to the business community and his role in legislation that supports small businesses. The awards dinner was held at the Hyatt Aviara Hotel, where Maienschein is pictured with his two daughters, Taylin and Brenna, and Nick Anastasopoulos, Owner of Athens Market Café and member of the California Small Business Association. Anastasopoulos is also a former officer of the association’s board of directors. According to recent data, California’s small businesses employ over a third of the entire state’s workforce, highlighting the importance of small businesses to the state’s economic recovery.

New Faces at Scripps Clinic

Three new primary care physicians have joined Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo, which serves several North County communities. Family Medicine Specialist Paul Brydon, DO, provides primary care to patients of all ages. He has special interests in sports medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, and preventative medicine. Dr. Brydon completed his residency in family medicine at UC San Diego Health System. He also practiced at Neighborhood Healthcare in Temecula. Isabel Cheon, MD, is an internal medicine specialist who provides complete primary care services with a special interest in patient education. Dr. Cheon served as chief resident at UC San Diego Health System and speaks fluent Mandarin. Leigh Van Vranken, MD, is also an internal medicine specialist and provides extensive primary care services with special interests in health care safety and quality improvement, including health care systems redesign. Dr. Van Vranken served as chief resident at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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1. David Loewen of the 4S Ranch Little League Fall Ball Fire Destroyers is 4 for 4, with two shutout innings and an unassisted double play. 2. Del Sur neighborhood boys delivering the food collection bags for the 1st Annual Shay Realtors Harvest Food Drive. From left to right: Wyatt Marchant, Maddox Halls, Ronan Halls, and Sam Koenig. 3. Del Sur and 4S Ranch dads celebrating another great season of men’s softball at the Sportsplex. 4. Elena Crespo traveled to the Hospital Infantil De Las Californias in Tijuana to work with Cerebral Palsy patients. If you have used children’s tennis shoes to donate, contact Elena at elena@letchildrenlearn.org. 5. Local students generously donated 4,076 pounds of candy to Moser Orthodontics’ 7th Annual Candy Buy-Back! 6. Congratulations to the Del Norte High School marching band and color guard for their first place performances in the 4A division at the Mt. Carmel Tournament of Bands. Pictured are drum majors Nick Wong, Meghan Guar, and Hina Sano. 7. Del Norte High School Seniors Allie Carter, Sydney Schuette, Makenna Grewe, Kayla Evans, and Bryn Burrows at the San Diego Hall of Champions getting ready to sign their National Letter of Intent on early signing day. 8. The SKY team closed the office and hit the streets to raise money for Rady Children’s Hospital as a part of Kids NewsDay. They raised $330 in an hour, well over their goal of $200! 9. The Nighthawks girls tennis team is proud to represent Del Norte High School. 10. The Rubin family posed for portraits in Balboa Park. 11. Jess’ Make A Difference Day event was a huge success with over 300 bags of bears created (that’s about 2,400 stuffed animals) and 300 stuffed animals for Chadwicks Center. 12. The Nativity School hosted its 9th Annual Holiday Boutique in the school’s Holy Family Activity Center. Visitors enjoyed an early start on their Christmas shopping with over 25 top quality vendors. 13. The San Diego Police Department came out to support the RBCC Safety Fair. 14. 92127 resident and former Major Leaguer Russ McGinnis gives hitting advice to 4SRLL Rockies. 15. Every year the Westwood Club Preschool hosts a “Let’s Get Acquainted” Family Picnic to welcome new families. 16. Local kids getting ready to Trick or Treat at the 4S Commons.

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anyone living, working, going to school, or worshiping in North County to join. In 2000, it converted from a federal to a state-charter credit union and changed its name to North County Credit Union. A local credit union is quite different from a national bank. “When you join a credit union, you’re more than a number. You’re a member/ owner, and that means you have a say in how your credit union is run,” emphasized

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of credit. Loan decisions are made by local managers who know first-hand the needs of borrowers and the impact lending activity can have on our community. “We have always recommended NCCU to fellow car nuts since the rates and service are the best in the West,” shared Dennis, a member. The great thing about North County Credit Union is that it is small enough to be known for its personal service and touch. However, it’s large enough to offer the latest technologies, such as mobile banking apps,

account aggregation, and online bill pay and presentation, as well as maximum service convenience through one of the largest national surcharge-free ATM and shared branch access networks. But it is more than just low-cost, convenient services this local Credit Union offers our community. Understanding personal finance matters. The Credit Union helps improve its members’ financial literacy through seminars and newsletters. It also provides the community with open access to

videos, financial planning calculators, and articles online on its website. “Empowering our members to make the right financial decisions and doing what’s best for them is our driving force,” explained Gary. Always supportive of our community, North County Credit Union is known for its Tasty Thursday lunch events that feature food trucks, local businesses, nonprofits, and artists, even food coupons to make lunch affordable. This is about people helping people, beyond the teller window. 

At-A-Glance Organization: North County Credit Union CEO: Gary Sisk Years in Position: 4 Established: 1953 Address: 17045 Via del Campo, San Diego, CA 92127 Website: www.northcountycu.org Email: northcountycu@northcountycu.org Phone: 858-487-1880 Description: North County Credit Union is a not-for-profit member-owned cooperative that provides a wide range of convenient and professionally managed financial services to those who live or work in the North County area of San Diego. January | February 2015 • 92127Magazine.com • 41


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is home to some of the best schools around, with dedicated administrators, teachers, and parents all joining forces on a daily basis to provide a fulfilling educational environment from elementary to high school. That collaboration is easy to see in local fine arts programs. While they may not show up on standardized tests, the arts are an important opportunity for children to discover new ways of thinking. They learn to think outside the box and take pride in their creative accomplishments. Read along as art teachers and volunteers from schools all over 92127 share how fine arts programs are making a difference for local students. 42 • 92127Magazine.com • January | February 2015


del sur elementary school

Q&A

with Alyssa Navapanich, Art Teacher

WHAT TYPES OF ART CLASSES ARE PROVIDED AT DEL SUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL? Students are taught a variety of art projects using different genres. While I do teach art for art’s sake, I also collaborate with classroom teachers to integrate classroom curriculum into art lessons. I also use historic, contemporary, and local artists and artwork as springboards for lessons.

on the work of Angela Dallas, mouse paint with kindergarten is always a hit, sailboat silhouettes are beautiful, paper making and collage are really fun. Anything that includes a self-portrait is loved by the families. I like to do a lot of painting and messy projects because I know that most teachers do not have time to do those types of things with their students.

to see art as a regular, integral part of curriculum in all schools. Because elementary art is not financially supported by our state, I am paid through the Del Sur Foundation. All art supplies are also provided by the foundation. To keep the arts program and others running, the foundation does numerous fundraising events throughout the year.

WHAT HAVE BEEN SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR PROJECTS? A favorite from last year was an African style fabric collage based

IF YOU COULD GRANT THE PROGRAM ONE WISH, WHAT WOULD IT BE? A constant budget that safeguards art as a component of student education. I would love

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD FOR OUR READERS? We are exceptionally proud of our art program. Arts integration and our STEAM focus is an important

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part of the overall programs at Del Sur. Our school makes it missioncritical to support the whole-child educational philosophy. I think it shows in the fact that our school received both the California Distinguished Schools honor and the National Blue Ribbon Award in 2014.

Q&A with Tom Downs, Art Teacher

WHAT TYPES OF ART CLASSES ARE PROVIDED AT DESIGN39CAMPUS? We currently integrate art into our classes across campus with projects that connect to what students are learning. We also offer time for students to focus more on art through the use of our “deep dive” courses. While these are not formal art classes, the focus is on tools and techniques artists use. We look at different artists for techniques, point of view, and to show students that the world of art is about expression and not just the ability to draw. We are experimenting with nontraditional art classes as well.

One of the more unusual classes is called tinkering. Students tear apart old electronics and donated items to build new things. These students have no idea that they are in an art class. They simply try to create art using found objects. WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART OF YOUR ROLE? When a student says, “I want to try to…” that is the best moment. I live for students to pick up the tools and confidently try out something new. Doesn’t matter if it doesn’t live up to their own hopes, the process is what matters. When a child says, “Next

time I will…” that is most exciting. Students taking ownership of their own learning is the best reward. WHAT ARE THE GOALS FOR THE FUTURE OF ART AT DESIGN39CAMPUS? We would like to get a small army of community volunteers to help create an art program that reaches all students in their integrated learning time throughout the year. Another goal is creating some public art pieces on campus that you would not expect to find at a school. This is a particular passion of mine and I push students hard to think beyond traditional school art.

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM’S MISSION? The mission is to help students learn techniques they can use to create their own works of art and learn they can express themselves in ways other than through language. We want students to discover their inner artist so they can try out their own ideas and pursue art as a passion.

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maranatha christian schools

Q&A with Gracie Roads, Art Teacher

WHAT TYPES OF ART CLASSES ARE PROVIDED AT MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS? For elementary and junior high, the MCS studio art classes are all-inclusive, involving many different media such as drawing, painting, sculpture, and ceramics. MCS’s upper grades enjoy the following elective courses in digital and studio arts: Studio Art and AP Art, Graphic Design, Art Photography, AP Photography, and Advanced Journalism, which includes yearbook.

monterey ridge elementary school WHAT TYPES OF ART CLASSES ARE PROVIDED AT MONTEREY RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL? Professional art lessons taught with a fun, energetic style. The students learn how to create designs with lines, creative abstract art, pointillism, impressionism, modern art, sketching, shading, and perspective. They also learn the value of observing art, rather than to judge it so quickly. WHAT IS THE PROGRAM’S MISSION? My mission is to make art fun and comfortable for everyone.

WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART OF YOUR ROLE? The most rewarding part is being able to come alongside the students and see them enjoy being creative. I also love seeing their growth in skill and excitement over the years as they move through the program. Each grade builds on the instruction from the previous year – there is a flow and consistency from one grade to another.

WHAT ARE SOME WAYS THAT COMMUNITY MEMBERS CAN CONTRIBUTE? MCS hosts an annual ArtFest every spring. We have the student art show set up from preschool through high school art, as well as music, a stage, games, food trucks, and vendors. Because it’s open to the community, we would love for our neighbors to come and enjoy it with us! We would also love to have local artists come and speak and share their work if they are interested in doing so.

WHAT ARE THE PLANS OR GOALS FOR THE FUTURE OF ART AT MCS? The school would love to have a building specifically designated for the arts, including studio, digital, and performing. When we have more space and more room for students, we will be able to offer a larger variety of specialized classes. IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE THE PROGRAM USING ONLY FIVE WORDS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? Exploratory, engaging, expressive, energizing, and exciting.

Q&A

with Kara Nigro (AKA Ms. Kara), Art Teacher

If the students are happy, the process and final outcome of their experience will be everlasting. HOW HAVE THE CLASSES GROWN OR CHANGED OVER THE YEARS? Our wonderful foundation supports the art program with contributions from its members. We were able to add one additional art lesson for each classroom. This has allowed me to be creative and teach lessons for holiday seasons, create works of art for our multicultural fair, and work with the teachers to have an art lesson that would

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correlate with their curriculum. I have noticed the skill level has increased a lot over the years. There is also a level of confidence that the kids have gained in the past five years. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD? I believe the most important thing is to establish a positive art environment. I like going to students’ classrooms, seeing where they sit, and appreciating the art they have done in their rooms. If a young person has a great experience with something

so personal as art, they will have confidence to continue in the future. I have been teaching art lessons in the Poway Unified School District for 20 years. The experience teaching art at Monterey Ridge has been by far the most gratifying.


stone ranch elementary school WHAT TYPES OF ART CLASSES ARE PROVIDED AT STONE RANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL? Cathy: We use the Art Corps program to teach art fundamentals in the classroom, with the complexity increasing with each grade level. These art lessons are taught by parent volunteers. HOW DID YOU BECOME INVOLVED WITH THE PROGRAM? Cathy: I was looking for an opportunity to volunteer in my oldest son’s kindergarten class. At first, I was very reluctant to sign

turtleback elementary school

Q&A

with Cathy Keast, Art Corps Committee Lead Coordinator

and Lisa Danzer, Principal up. My computer science degree and career at Hewlett-Packard definitely did not prepare me to teach art! So for the first year, I simply assisted during the lessons. The following year, I stepped into the teaching role when the only other Art Corps volunteer for the classroom moved. Fast forward and I’m in my 10th year as an Art Corps volunteer. I now teach art lessons in my younger son’s classroom and am also on the Stone Ranch Art Corps Committee.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF VOLUNTEERING? Cathy: My favorite time of the Art Corps year is the annual Stone Ranch Art Show. It’s fun to watch the students proudly lead their families to their artwork. The community is invited to view their amazing art at this year’s show on Thursday, May 14. IF YOU COULD GRANT THE PROGRAM ONE WISH, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Lisa: Stable funding – we fundraise each school year in order to purchase the Art Corps

program and monthly training, as well as all of the necessary art materials. Our school community is grateful for all of our wonderful volunteers who donate their time and talent supporting the arts at Stone Ranch. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who makes it possible!

Q&A with Shelley Rahim, Parent Volunteer

HOW DID YOU BECOME INVOLVED IN TEACHING ART AT TURTLEBACK? When my son started kindergarten I realized that our school didn’t have a consistent art program. Since I am an artist myself and volunteered for Art Corps at Westwood Elementary for eight years, I offered to teach art in my son’s class. The students get one or two lessons per month and at the end of the year we have an art show for the parents to enjoy. My son is now in third grade and I have done this every year he has been at Turtleback.

WHAT HAS BEEN ONE OF THE MOST REWARDING MOMENTS? In the kindergarten class I taught, there was a student who struggled in all the main subjects, but she loved doing art and was pretty good at the two-dimensional art lessons I taught. Toward the end of the year, I taught the kids how to weave their own belts using a handloom made out of drinking straws. Only a couple of kids picked it up right away and finished their belt with ease. This little girl was one of those kids. It was the one thing that she excelled at, and then she was

able to help her peers! Not only is art another way to develop parts of children’s brains that would otherwise go undeveloped, it instills a sense of confidence and self-pride. DOES THE ART PROGRAM NEED ANY COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE? Yes! We would love to be able to expand what we have so that an artist-in-residence can offer the art program to all classes at Turtleback. We need grant funding to do this.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD? Art changes lives and is a crucial part of developing creative intelligence. As a society we are beginning to understand that through art children are also learning high-level math concepts, creative problem solving, developing a sense of autonomy, and having a more enjoyable time at school.

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westwood elementary school

WHAT TYPES OF ART CLASSES ARE PROVIDED AT WESTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL? With the Art Corps program, there are eight training workshops per grade level per year. Different concepts of art are explored through examples of famous art and a project focused on that concept. HOW DID YOU BECOME INVOLVED WITH THE PROGRAM? Amber: I became involved in Art Corps last year when the program was in danger of being canceled.

willow grove elementary school WHAT TYPES OF ART CLASSES ARE PROVIDED AT WILLOW GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL? We have a program called Arts Attack headed up by parents. It is funded solely by the PTA and the art is taught by parent volunteers as well as teachers. We provide an extensive supply of art materials as well as tutorial DVDs to facilitate lessons. HOW DID YOU BECOME INVOLVED WITH THE PROGRAM? I had been an Arts Attack mom for a couple of years teaching art in

Q&A

with Amber Stefanick and Jessica Nelson, Arts Corps Co-Directors

I knew how much my daughter loved it and it was very important to me that the program continued. The most rewarding part is seeing how excited the kids are when they realize it’s an Art Corps day. I am constantly amazed at how creative the students are. It’s also very fun for me to see my own daughter light up when I come in to teach a lesson... she loves to have her mom in the classroom. Jessica: When my oldest started kindergarten, I wanted to be involved in her classroom, but

knew I was limited in what I could do with other younger children still at home. With a monthly time commitment of only two hours that allowed me to bring my children, this was something doable for me. The children love the Art Corps program and I enjoy seeing them excited for each lesson. My own children can’t wait to have their mom come in the classroom to introduce a new art objective and project. Seeing them in action and being a part of their school life is very rewarding for me.

WHAT ARE SOME WAYS THE COMMUNITY CAN CONTRIBUTE? In May, each student will have a piece of artwork in our art show. That’s over 800 works for art, which makes for a super event! Included at the event is a silent auction where members of the community can donate items or services that will help fund our Art Corps program for the next year.

Q&A with Norma Sasson, Arts Attack Coordinator the classroom. Michelle D’Esopo had been our coordinator for a few years but her kids were moving on and so she asked me to take over. My role as coordinator is to make sure supplies are kept up, filling the orders of supplies for each parent for their lesson on a daily basis, and assisting with any art questions parents may have. WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART OF YOUR ROLE? The most rewarding part is having art be accessible to every classroom and every

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student. I believe art is so very vital for children especially in the elementary years. This is the time where you get to see their imaginations flourish and grow. I believe it opens up the mind to possibilities the student didn’t know they had. To begin with one concept and expand on it with their own creativity is pretty cool. Sometimes the end result is nothing like they expected when they first began and I love seeing that amazement and sense of accomplishment in their eyes.

WHAT ARE SOME WAYS THAT COMMUNITY MEMBERS CAN CONTRIBUTE? We get a great amount of parent volunteers coming in to teach art in the classrooms but more would be great! Any supplies that can be donated would also help out.


oak valley middle school HOW DID YOU PERSONALLY BECOME INVOLVED WITH THE PROGRAM? I was contacted by Oak Valley Principal Casey Currigan last year to discuss an opportunity to assist in building a stronger art program at Oak Valley. My duties are lesson and units development that keep our students engaged while having fun. I do work with local businesses to create art projects that can be viewed within our community.

del norte high school

Q&A

with Jeff Cox (AKA Mr. C), Art Teacher

WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART OF YOUR ROLE? THE MOST CHALLENGING? The most rewarding part of my role is providing a forum where students can be proud of what they create and creating art forms that they did know they were capable of. The most challenging part of my role is attaining the funds for materials to create projects.

WHAT HAVE BEEN SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR PROJECTS FOR THE STUDENTS? I do a 3D Paper Mache Fish project that the students display and sell. We did this at Bay Park Fish Co., and the customer put in blind bids to buy the fish projects that were placed throughout the restaurant. The students received 80% of the money and the art program got the other 20%. One fish sold for over $150. I will be doing this project during the second semester.

DOES THE ART PROGRAM NEED ANY ASSISTANCE FROM THE COMMUNITY? Yes, the students still need to attain funds for art materials such as ceramic wheels and other tools to complete sculpture projects from wood and plastics. I have already had some great help from the Oak Valley PTSA and the 4S Ranch-Del Sur Community Foundation in helping purchase a kiln for ceramics. Some great ways to help are donations of materials, wood, plastics, tools, and cash donations to Oak Valley Middle School Art Department.

Q&A with Patrick Coleman, Fine Arts Teacher

WHAT TYPES OF ART CLASSES ARE PROVIDED AT DEL NORTE HIGH SCHOOL? We offer a wide range of fine art and electives classes. We offer drawing and painting, design and mixed media, ceramics, photography, computer animation, webpage design, digital video production, and digital photography. We align with our school mission of preparing all students to be college and career ready, future-focused, and globally aware. We challenge our students to think, speak, and create like professional artists.

WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART OF YOUR ROLE? The most rewarding part of my role is assisting and guiding students as they develop their passion and talent for the arts. I love sharing my passion for art, and its value in society. When students tell me that they see the world in a new and different way I feel like I have done my job.

school and department mission. We are always striving to promote the arts and the value of the arts to our school, our community, and the world. We are also planning on integrating more technology into our fine arts programs. Our programs are always in need of support, and community members can donate through the DNHS foundation.

WHAT ARE THE GOALS FOR THE FUTURE OF ART AT DNHS, AND CAN THE COMMUNITY HELP? Our goals are to continue to support and grow our district,

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD? We hold an art show every trimester entitled Night at the Museum. All classes display

their work from the trimester. Our next show is March 3 and runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the DNHS campus. People will be amazed by the level of work our students create as well as the depth of reflective understanding.

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SPIRIT! Valerie Brown Volunteers with the Spirit of the Fourth Festivities by LINDA FRABL | photo by Spark Photography

Name: Community: Occupation: Family: Interests:

Valerie Maria Brown Westwood, Rancho Bernardo Nonprofit management and grant writing Husband – Vince Jolley, Daughters – Amanda (sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University), Jessica (senior at Classical Academy High School), and Olivia (sophomore at Classical Academy High School) Archery, scrapbooking, spending time with the Doctor of Gallifrey (British Labrador puppy)

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alerie Brown moved with her Air Force officer husband and three daughters to the Westwood section of 92127 12 years ago, after previously living in Florida, North Carolina, and California’s Silicon Valley. She proclaimed, “Westwood is a great place with a welcoming school within walking distance and an international flair.” Her pride in her community motivated Valerie to volunteer for numerous local organizations and activities. Most of Valerie’s volunteering efforts are directed toward the Rancho Bernardo “Spirit of the Fourth” festivities every 4th of July. It all started back in 2008 when she temporarily took over as the parade announcer because the usual announcer was on vacation. Valerie recalled, “The energy of the group and the sheer fun of the celebration hooked me, and I have volunteered in various capacities every year since, at times wearing far too many hats but enjoying it nonetheless.” Her biggest Spirit of the Fourth accomplishment was to successfully diversify the overall funding, along with then-president Steve DeMatteo. Valerie clarified, “The Spirit of the Fourth is very challenging to put together – the permits, police, fireworks, PA systems, insurance, and traffic services all add up very quickly. So Steve and I thought outside the box to retain

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this community event for future generations to enjoy. We worked with the board to add other revenue streams while developing a marketing and sponsorship package, and creating and nurturing fundraisers.” In addition to her Spirit of the Fourth responsibilities, Valerie has also been a volunteer at her daughters’ schools, the Girl Scout service unit cookie coordinator, the director of the RB Neighborhood Watch, the secretary for the Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, the treasurer for both the Ed Brown Senior Center and 4Community Solutions, and a member of both the RB Fire Safe Council and RB United (which helped in the 2007 Wildfire Recovery efforts). When she isn’t lending a hand wherever needed in her community, Valerie loves the beach, archery, scrapbooking, hiking, and seeing plays. She also admits to an obsession with pirates, and revealed, “We own the flags for U.S. historical pirates as well as all kinds of pirate-y odds and ends, and I’ve been building the perfect pirate costume for Comic-Con over the years.” It is obvious Valerie has a playful sense of adventure, and when she mixes that with her astute organizational skills, she inevitably serves her community well! ¢


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you have been chosen to host this year’s New Year’s Eve cocktail party or special Valentine’s Day celebration, you’ve been given one of the best gifts of the season – the chance to share this special time of the year with your loved ones and transform it into an unforgettable occasion. In today’s fast-paced society, it can be difficult to sit down and start planning for these special events, but it’s also a time to embrace that challenge and transform a party into the event of the year. Don’t fret, we are here to help you slip into those hostess with the mostess shoes with the ease and grace of a seasoned professional. Here are some tips, tricks, and ideas that guarantee your guests will have a good time this season.

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• Crystal dishes make a great impression, even if they are filled with appetizers you took straight out of the bag. • Play with the decorations. Accents, including paper star ornaments, wall confetti, festive drink stirrers, streamers, and garlands greatly add to a New Year’s party. • For Valentine’s Day, try using baked goodies, cards, candles, or candy as center pieces or center piece accents.

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• It adds to the ambiance, contributes to conversation, and makes everyone feel more comfortable.

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• Keep a to-do list on hand or stick Post-it notes around the house to remind you of tasks you need to complete before guests arrive.

4. Food selection

• Some of your friends will have special dietary needs, others are just really picky. With food it’s best to stick with simple and delicious. It’s also important to remember your vegan friends and ensure you have fare they will enjoy too.

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• Always remember that the mood or vibe you give off is what sets the tone of the party.

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Rancho Bernardo Community Council’s (RBCC) first annual safety fair was a great success. Residents of all ages explored a fire truck, got free kid’s finger printing from RSVP, and learned about senior scams from the District Attorney’s office. Booths covered topics like water safety, internet and computer safety, senior issues, bicycle safety, fire prevention and preparedness, and school safety. Attendees also had the opportunity to donate blood through the San Diego Blood Mobile. The fair took place at the RB Recreation Center, the RB Community Park, and the Ed Brown Senior Center. The event was free and open to everyone in the county, with bottled water, coffee, and snacks provided so everyone could stay energized and hydrated. Every participant received a reusable cloth goody bag with free coupons to local businesses, note pads, pens, Vial of Life kits, and LED flashlights for emergency bags. Many of the 28 vendors also had other goodies to give out. The RBCC has hosted an annual CPR/AED training event for the past three years in a row, and has helped train over 800 people in lifesaving techniques at these events. With so many successes behind them, the RBCC decided to expand that training event into a huge safety fair to provide even more critical resources to the Rancho Bernardo community. Of course, participants in the new safety fair were still able to receive valuable CPR training! The RBCC hopes to build on their success again with an even larger event in 2015. For more about the RBCC and their community events visit www.rbcommunitycouncil.com. 

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SIMPLY HEALTHY RESOLUTIONS... And How to Keep Them by IMRAN AHMED, MD; Scripps Coastal Medical Center, Escondido

Ambitions are high after the ball drops on New Year’s Eve. It’s a new year and a chance for a new you. Millions of Americans set lofty health-related resolutions for the year to come, from reviving their gym membership and losing weight to quitting smoking. But before you spend money on a new workout wardrobe or go boom-or-bust on the next fad diet, consider these modest tips for a healthier you in 2015: • Take advantage of our beautiful year-round climate. Walk at least 30 minutes three times a week. Gradually progress to walking every day. • Eat a diet that’s high in fiber, such as fruits and vegetables, but low in saturated fats. Eat less meat and more beans and nuts. • Drink six to eight glasses of water each day. • Get adequate sleep. Sleeping at least seven hours a night typically benefits adults by boosting alertness and decreasing their chances of causing a traffic accident. • Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher on exposed skin. • Stop using tobacco and cut back on drinking soda. See your doctor for cessation strategies. • Choose a primary care physician who’s a good fit and you’ll be more likely to keep your cholesterol under control, know your risk factors for diabetes, and undergo preventive health screenings that can help catch diseases in the early stages. Choosing a healthier lifestyle is not just a verbal commitment – turning your new health choices into habits involves changing your mindset and understanding the true value of your personal health. Here are a few tips for making your changes permanent:

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Don’t make comparisons. That new fad diet may be a quick fix but not a long-term solution – and just because it worked for your friend or neighbor doesn’t mean it will work for you. Your health is about you, so make it that way. Take it one change at a time. Change is hard – don’t make it harder with multiple changes at once. Energize naturally. Self-restraint takes energy, and the best way to replace your energy levels is with natural glucose from fruit sources – the artificial stuff won’t work. Laugh it off. Feeling overwhelmed? Put on a funny movie, or watch your favorite cat video online – doing something that makes you laugh helps release tension. It’s not a sprint – it’s a marathon. We all want instant gratification, immediate results, and the path of least resistance. However, obtaining optimal health doesn’t happen overnight. Set reasonable goals and manage expectations, slow and sustainable wins the race. Take pride in ownership. Your health is priceless – value it that way. There are no trade-ins, upgrades, or return policies. Take pride in the most precious asset you own. Pump up the jams. Grab your ear buds and play some of your favorite upbeat songs. Music can put you in a better mood and also serve as motivation. Look in the mirror. The buck stops with you, and the person staring back in the mirror is the key to your success. Change is possible and can be attained with a mindful commitment to responsible living. 

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the whales travel closer to land. Great spots include the Birch Aquarium, Cabrillo National Monument, Scripps Park above La Jolla Cove, and Torrey Pines State Reserve. Gray whales dive for three to six minutes at a time before coming to the surface to breathe. They’ll blow three to five times before diving back down – when out watching, scan the water for spouts to find whales before pulling out the binoculars for a better view. For a closer vantage point, there are quite a few options to get out on the water. Many whale watching cruises offer on-board guides who can tell you everything you want to know about the guests of honor, plus guaranteed sightings or you get a second trip free. If you’re looking for an even closer encounter, try a tour that takes you out on a smaller, faster vessel – or even a kayak tour that lets you paddle within 50 feet of the giant mammals. 


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YOUNG 92127 RESIDENT SHINES ON STAGE AT CONCERTO COMPETITION

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Del Norte High School senior was recently selected to compete as a finalist at the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s (SDYS) annual Concerto Competition with eight other young musicians from the SDYS advanced ensembles. At 17 years of age, Flora Li has already been studying music for a decade and been a member of the SDYS for seven years. Playing the violin, she is currently the Jeffrey Dan Sollender Concertmistress of the Symphony Orchestra and has won and placed in many competitions throughout the years. Her accolades include 2nd place at the 2011 Goodlin Scholarship Competition, 3rd place at the 2011 SDYS Concerto Competition, two 1st place wins at the North San Diego County MTAC VOCE Competition, and 2nd place at the 2013 MTAC Concerto Competition. She won the 2013 American Protégé International Concerto

Competition and performed at Carnegie Hall. Flora excels in her other interests as well, keeping straight As while serving as vice president of Del Norte’s Mock Trial team and participating in Academic League and Science Olympiad. She was also featured in 92127 Magazine in 2011. “I am honored to have been selected as a finalist this year, and look forward to being able to perform my concerto for the community in the finals,” said Flora before the Concerto Competition. “These annual Concerto Competitions present the chance for SDYS’s most advanced students from the Ovation Program to showcase their talent in an intensive and collaborative soloist competition,” said Jeff Edmons, SDYS Music Director. The Concerto Competition Awards are sponsored by Pat Baker and Larry Norquist – for more information visit www.sdys.org. 

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:::: REAL ESTATE WATCH

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17053 Capilla Court 11474 Cloudcrest Drive

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15690 Beltaire Lane

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15504 Tanner Ridge Road

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$1,101,105

11443 Box Elder Place

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2,410

$681,000

15931 Atkins Place

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2,955

$1,150,000

16310 Calloway Drive

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3

2,317

$700,000

15553 Tanner Ridge Court

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4,152

$1,150,000

18273 Sun Maiden Court

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2,443

$719,000

14208 Caminito Lazanja

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4

3,851

$1,152,500

16637 Nicole Ridge Road

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3

2,483

$730,000

17176 Province Court

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5

4,379

$1,250,740

16625 Nicole Ridge Road

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3

2,483

$736,710

16961 Crescent Creek Drive

4

5

3,867

$1,325,990

17118 Monterey Ridge Court

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3

3,103

$737,600

8604 Herrington Way

5

5

4,524

$1,350,000

11430 Cabela Place

4

3

2,499

$742,000

17108 Province Court

5

5

4,379

$1,355,000

16643 Nicole Ridge Road

4

3

2,771

$770,000

16973 Crescent Creek Drive

5

5

4,379

$1,370,240

17227 Eagle Canyon Place

4

3

2,797

$775,000

7925 Entrada de Luz East

3

3

2,924

$1,540,000

8332 New Park Lane

4

3

2,467

$777,500

17120 Blue Skies Ridge

4

6

4,634

$1,690,000

15699 Via Montecristo

4

3

2,460

$787,500

7944 Nathaniel Court

5

5

4,787

$1,712,500

17187 Russet Street

4

3

3,007

$800,000

7555 Montien

5

6

6,403

$2,000,000

17941 Toltec Court

5

3

2,848

$801,000

8151 Caminito Santaluz Sur

5

6

5,200

$2,095,000

15885 Concord Ridge Terrace

4

3

2,781

$803,500

16744 Trade Winds Drive

4

6

5,466

$2,150,000

16950 Silver Crest Lane

5

4

3,272

$819,000

8469 Top O The Morning

4

6

5,550

$2,325,000

10531 Bluestone Street

4

3

2,944

$830,000

7759 Sendero Angelica

3

4

4,500

$2,570,000

17312 Eagle Canyon Way

4

5

3,438

$845,000

7621 Iluminado

4

5

5,957

$2,625,000

9814 Fox Valley Way

5

3

3,296

$890,000

8026 Entrada De Luz East

4

5

6,428

$2,650,000

8463 Mathis Place

4

3

3,137

$892,000

8053 High Time Ridge

5

7

7,700

$2,800,000

14645 Caminito Lazanja

3

3

2,732

$950,000

7761 Road to Zanzibar #332

5

6

6,138

$3,300,000

8498 Lower Scarborough

4

4

3,558

$975,000

7937 Old Man River

5

6

7,262

$3,600,000

16068 Cayenne Ridge

6

5

3,802

$987,000

7908 Entrada De Luz East E

6

10

10,203 $5,050,000

14768 Via Mantova

4

5

3,704

$995,000

(complete list of homes sold in 92127 at www.92127magazine.com)

Information is compiled from a variety of databases and published by Susco Media Inc. for entertainment purposes only. Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Sales statistics are not affiliated with or provided by any participating advertiser or real estate professional contained in this publication. Properties contained in this list and online were sold by a variety of real estate brokers. Information considered reliable, but not guaranteed. Please check with a licensed real estate professional for more information. Not all sales are listed.

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he 5th Annual Thank You Run got off to a great start and an exciting finish on Thanksgiving Day. Community members turned up with their running shorts, sneakers, and the occasional turkey costume, ready to celebrate a day of gratitude. Michael Daly won the 5K and Ryan Wilshusen won the 10K, but every participant came out a winner with the beautiful weather for the post-race family festival in 4S Ranch Community Park. Photo ops with masks, mustaches, feather boas, and other props were a huge hit, along with activities and refreshments for the whole family. The event was held to give back to two important causes – Helen’s Closet, which provides support to ALS patients, and the 4S Ranch-Del Sur Community Foundation, which supports local schools and other community organizations. To learn more visit www.helenscloset.org and www.sdfoundation.org. 

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New Year’s Resolutions

2015

is officially here! Let down the streamers and balloons because for Del Norte seniors this means we have officially entered our last six months of high school. It seems like just yesterday we were all scared little freshmen, unable to comprehend what the next four years would hold. But now that our high school days are coming to an end, this is an opportune chance to truly make an impact with our New Year’s resolutions and leave a lasting legacy at Del Norte. Historically, Del Norte students stray from the norm when setting our New Year’s

resolutions. While some may strive to lose those extra 10 pounds or quit a bad habit, students at Del Norte go above and beyond year round through a steadfast commitment to helping others. On-campus organizations such as Key Club, Interact Club, and National Honor Society possess an army of hundreds of students dedicated to making a difference in their community. For me personally, my New Year’s resolution has two parts. First, I hope to control my sarcasm. This may seem unusual, but the issue has reached the point where my English teacher has decided to refer to me as “Sassy Ben.” My goal is to rid myself of

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this moniker and return to normal, average, everyday Ben. Part two of my two-part plan is to not fall victim to senioritis. Although this goal may never be attained, I, as well as many other seniors, can ill afford to relax as high school continues to be as busy as ever while we focus on preparing ourselves for what the future may hold. 

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RECURRING EVENTS TUESDAYS ENGLISH CONVERSATION CAFÉ

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WEDNESDAYS KNITTING CIRCLE 5 p.m.

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MIND AND MEDITATION No class Jan. 3 11 a.m.

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For children 18 months-5 years old; sign-up required 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

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Arts and crafts for K-3rd graders 4:30 p.m.

FRIDAYS PRESCHOOL STORYTIME WITH MISS KATHLEEN For children ages 3-5 10:30 a.m.

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Engage in seminars and demonstrations on how STEM can improve daily lives 5 p.m.

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Celebrate the Year of the Ram with dance performances, crafts, and other activities 4:30 p.m.

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