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:::: FROM THE PUBLISHER
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all started as an idea. We didn’t know exactly what we were about to get ourselves into. After months of napkin scratching (often accompanied by a glass of wine or two or three at one of our favorite local restaurants), we decided to pull the trigger and launch 92127 Magazine. The first issue of 92127 hit driveways back in November of 2009 – that’s right, we didn’t even mail them to houses in the beginning. We started mailing to all of the homes with the third issue. At least in my mind, the concept was simple and straightforward. We were going to “publish a magazine that people wanted to read.” As a matter of fact, that is still our company mission statement to this very day. After all, how hard could it actually be? In the original concept, 92127 Magazine was going to be “template-based” and easy to design. We would then be able to duplicate the template-based concept into other neighboring zip codes. Piece of cake, right? Well… not so fast. What we quickly discovered is that our “templatebased” concept was not going to be template-based after all. On the contrary, as we began to assemble the ZCode Team, we discovered that our talented crew of professionals had a burning desire to push the limits and make each issue better than the last one. In fact, they would have it no other way. Therefore, complete customization was in, and the templates were out. Complete customization allowed us to spotlight people, families, organizations, and businesses at the professional level that they deserved (and we envisioned). We wanted to create bigger-than-life editorial features that people would be proud of and keep for the rest of their lives – articles that are often found framed on their walls. An artistic editorial piece that would normally only be found in national magazines, but all compiled specifically for our local community and residents. That was the vision, and the incredible ZCode Team composed of editorial personnel, graphic designers, account executives, and our production coordinator came together to make it happen. Issue after issue, our team works hard to pull over 80 pages of beautiful editorial content, advertisements, and community announcements together. The adrenaline rushes of upload night (the night that we send the magazine to the printer) are not as strong as they once were. In the early days, it was not uncommon to watch the sun rise after a long night of final touches. Today, we rarely have to stay past 7 p.m. on upload day. But after five years of publishing 92127 Magazine – and thirty-one issues – we still get excited to kick our feet up and flip through the pages when the issue arrives. In fact, it’s a gift. It still amazes me how a team of nearly twenty people can efficiently work together to produce a magazine that touches the heart and soul of the local community. Take a look at the cool timeline of 92127 covers on page 32. Thanks for being a reader and supporting 92127 Magazine! Regards, Derrick Breaux, Publisher
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We talk with Dennis McClanahan, Head Cross Country Coach at Mt. Carmel High School, and Robert Muschek, Head Cross Country Coach at Westview High School, about expectations for this season.
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BASKETBALL BRILLIANCE Ali Engelhardt shows off her sensational basketball and academic skills on and off the court.
A PQ ICON Martin Steele, owner of neighborhood favorite The Deli-Stop, has made a name for himself in 92129.
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92128 MAGAZINE A VOICE FOR WOMEN Since 1977, Soroptimist International of Rancho Bernardo has fostered a powerful community of women helping women. We chat with Vice President Membership Ginny Brown about the club’s achievements in 92128 and beyond.
LAID-BACK LIFESTYLE We meet the Francis family, who fit right into 92128 with their volunteer work, outdoor activities, and start-up app company.
HONOR FLIGHT Sebastian Nicastro, Bill Malone, and Joel Halpern, three Rancho Bernardo WWII veterans, are honored for their service with a tour of Washington, D.C.
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We speak with Vicky Mallett, Board Member of the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club, and William Rawlings, President of the Del Mar Rotary Club, about the involvement of each club within their communities.
The Blue Sky Ecological Reserve has been preserving and protecting Poway’s natural treasures since 1989. We talk with Interpretive Services Coordinator Annie Ransom to learn more about conservation, education, and recreation at the reserve.
92130 MAGAZINE COMMUNITY HUB Read along as we chat with Salome Martinez, Recreation Center Director at the Carmel Valley Community Park, about the exciting activites, programs, and developments in store for the center and park.
92131 MAGAZINE TO SERVE AND PROTECT We talk with the Northeastern Division of the San Diego Police Department’s Captain of Police Dawn Summers and Lieutenant Jeffrey Peterson about the history of the division, challenges, and community outreach that help them serve so effectively in 92131.
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JACK-O-SMASH 5000 AND FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL Races, food, and entertainment for all ages 7 a.m. race check-in | Sportsplex USA www.jack-o-smash.org
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5TH ANNUAL WILLOW GROVE GOLF TOURNAMENT
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BERNARDO GARDENERS CLUB MEETING
Guest speaker Greg Rubin 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Rancho Bernardo Swim & Tennis Club www.bernardogardeners.org
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EVERY FRIDAY RANCHO BERNARDO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET Fresh produce, crepes, tamales, and more 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Bernardo Winery www.bernardowinery.com
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BASEBALL WINTER BASKETBALL (K-8 GRADE) Registration ends Nov. 7 Games begin Dec. 12 www.sdyouth.org/4ssports.aspx MULTI-SPORT MASTER YOUR SPORTS Xtreme dodgeball, flag football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, multi and junior sports www.masteryoursports.com RB REC CENTER WINTER CLASSES Registration opens Nov. 22 Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center www.sdrecconnect.com
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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 opens in November www.4sranchsoccer.com SOFTBALL 4S RANCH SOFTBALL Spring 2015 registration open online www.4ssoftball.com
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STUDENT STAR JASMINE PHAM IS EARNING HER GOLDEN TICKET by LIZ ONUFER | photos by Spark Photography
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asmine Pham did not find her “golden ticket” wrapped in a chocolate bar. Rather, it was presented to her by the judges after a solid dance performance at the try-outs for the reality TV show So You Think You Can Dance. The youngest contestant to make it through the Callback Week for Season 11, Jasmine recalled, “There were fewer than 200 of the top
dancers in America there, and it was so inspiring watching all the dancers and their different styles from all across the nation. The show was definitely one of the best experiences I have ever gone through.” A 2014 Del Norte High School (DNHS) graduate, 18-year-old Jasmine looks to her high school experience and the 92127 community as a strong foundation for
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her success. “Overall, the community I have grown up in is amazing because it stresses the importance of making longlasting relationships with people,” Jasmine acknowledged. At DNHS, she credits the principal, Mr. Mizel, with creating an accepting and engaging environment. “He makes the school a community where everyone is comfortable being
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themselves and participating as much as possible,” Jasmine stated. “There was never a time at the school when I was afraid to be different.” In the classroom and around the community, Jasmine enjoys “real-world situations.” Math is her favorite subject for its use of logical reasoning. When not studying or on stage, she enjoys exploring San Diego with her friends, whether it’s discovering a hidden trail or trying a new restaurant. When she does find time to sit down, Jasmine enjoys crocheting, drawing, and painting. Jasmine looks to her mother Christine Vo and former dance coach Lynn Rae as her inspirations. She recognizes her mother’s sacrifices and support, as well as her intelligence and confidence, as one of the most important influences in her life. Lynn Rae was the woman who both challenged Jasmine and maintained complete faith in her ability. “Without her, I would not be the dancer I am today,” she acknowledged. This fall, Jasmine is a freshman at University of California, Irvine majoring in dance and working hard to earn her next “golden ticket.” She has set the goal to be a professional dancer and later open her own dance studio, where she can pass on her passion and inspire other young dancers just as she was inspired by her dance teachers. ¢
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92127 company was honored as this year’s Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation at San Diego’s 42nd National Philanthropy Day celebration. Cymer, LLC, a light source developer, was nominated by the San Diego Opera for its dedication to being a valued corporate citizen and partner in the communities where its employees work and live. Cymer funds grants and scholarships to over thirty nonprofit organizations that work towards improving local education, health, culture, environment, and civic initiatives. By the end of the year Cymer will have donated close to $7.5 million to the San Diego community. Cymer’s community program encourages employee participation – last year, employees donated a total of 1,719 hours of service at forty-seven different community events. One notable program is the Cymer Digital Studio, which provides disadvantaged students with education in digital photography and music, video, and graphic design. The program has recently added a robotics curriculum. National Philanthropy Day is organized every year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, San Diego Chapter (AFPSD). The event aims to acknowledge local individuals and organizations for their philanthropic contributions to the San Diego community. The theme of this year’s event, held at the end of October, was “Celebrating Philanthropy: Gifts of Time, Talent, and Treasure”. “National Philanthropy Day is a special day because we get to celebrate all the amazing contributions – time, talent, and treasure – that make such a difference in our community,” said AFPSD President Pam Becker. “Every year it’s difficult to select the honorees because we receive so many nominations from so many organizations.”
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he pursuit of a dream takes a series of small steps. Niki Lucia choreographed her steps to music, a journey from the neighborhood dance studio of her youth to owning and operating Danceology, a 14,000-square-foot performing arts campus in 4S Ranch. Growing up in Rancho Bernardo, dance has always been an important part of Niki's life. “As a child I was very athletic and artistic. Dance was a perfect fit and, through the years I dedicated myself to dance through the local studio in the neighborhood,” Niki explained. After graduation, her next step was both completely unexpected and incredibly valuable. “On a whim and recommendation from a friend, I auditioned to be a Charger Girl,” Niki said. The next three years were spent at a blistering pace rehearsing, performing, speaking, and serving as an ambassador for the Chargers. In her final year, Niki served as the team captain and attended the Pro Bowl. “I directly attribute my leadership skills to my experiences as a rookie and as a captain of the Charger Girls,” she acknowledged. When her time with the Chargers came to Name: Profession: Community: Interests: Favorite Local Spots:
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a close, Nicole continued dancing, this time with the desire to share her passion with others. In partnership with her mother, Niki opened her own dance studio, a long-time dream for both women. “We found a for-lease sign in on an empty dirt lot in a new area of Rancho Bernardo called 4S Ranch,” Niki reminisced. In a 2,000-square-foot space, Danceology opened in 2003 with a commitment to create a family-focused environment for all ages and abilities. “Five years later, we moved to a beautiful 14,000-square-foot facility in 4S Ranch where we are still located today,” Niki said. “Coaching the dancers’ hearts and minds is just as important as teaching their bodies to do the steps,” she stated. “We encourage a competitive spirit, however, at the same time we foster an attitude of pride in their work ethic, which in turn prepares them for success on the stage.” Looking forward, Niki is excited to grow and diversify their programs, with offerings like Tapology and Classical Ballet Academy. For those looking to pursue dance, Niki offered a few words of advice, “Stay humble, be diligent and distinctive, respect the art, and honor the mentors and teachers who inspired you and believed in you.” ¢
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DEL NORTE FRESHMAN GIVES A PASSIONATE PERFORMANCE
itika Shrivastava, a 4S Ranch resident and freshman at Del Norte High School, has spent ten years studying the Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam. She has performed at multiple cultural events, including the Festival of Lights at Balboa Park, but her decade of practice and passion truly culminated in her recent Arangetram performance. Bharatanatyam originated in the temples of southern India and reflects nineteenth and twentieth century reconstructions of the ancient form. The form is known for its grace, intricacy, and sculpturesque poses. Today it is one of the most popular and widely performed dance styles in the world. The Arangetram ceremony is the maiden dance performance for the dancer to demonstrate the results of years of learning. The performance is judged by gurus and pandits of the classical music and is the dancer’s entry into the world of professional dancing. Ritika’s performance lasted two and a half hours and consisted of six separate dances, each illustrating unique mythological stories. The dance was accompanied by a live orchestra including Ritika’s teacher, Subashinee Venkatesh. The audience of 250 people gave her a standing ovation at the end of her final dance number. Ritika is a very well-rounded student. In addition to practicing Bharatanatyam, Ritika volunteers at the 4S Ranch Library, participates in Debate Club, and competes in STEM-related contests such as Science Olympiad. She has played in multiple tennis tournaments around San Diego. With such a broad range of interests, Ritika balances new and old traditions.
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Deeply Rooted THE CZYSZCZON FAMILY ENJOY EVERYTHING ABOUT THEIR FAMILYFRIENDLY COMMUNITY by MICHELLE TREMBLAY photos by Spark Photography
om and Gail Czyszczon met in 2003 when they were set up by a mutual friend. “Funny thing is that we both grew up in the suburbs of Chicago about twenty minutes from one another,” explained Gail. “We were born in the same year… both Polish, but met thousands of miles away!” The couple – who now have two children together, Izabella (age 6), and Mason (age 2) – debated about moving back to Chicago to raise their children before they fell in love with a place they now call home: Del Sur. “This is absolutely the perfect neighborhood for our family,” said Gail. Initially attracted to San Diego because of the weather, parks, attractions, industry, and people, the Czyszczons have found all of that and more in their Del Sur community. “It is truly a unique place in the world where neighbors welcome you with home-baked goods, backyard barbecues rule, parks are constantly buzzing with happy kids, and getting the mail is a daily delight,” gushed Gail.
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Tom and Gail Czyszczon Izabella Raine Czyszczon (5 – turns 6 Nov. 8, Kindergarten at Design 39 Campus); Mason Thomas Czyszczon (2 ½, preschool at The Village) Del Sur since 2011 Tom – Highland, IN; Gail – Westmont, IL Tom – Engineer; Gail – Writer None, although we think Mason’s teddy bear, “Bear”, should count because he is in every family photo and has gone everywhere with us for the last two years. Pho Ca Do Vietnamese soup restaurant, 4S Ranch Community Park for soccer games, Gepetto’s, Capri Blu
The family moved in on Thanksgiving Day three years ago. “We ate turkey sandwiches on the floor to celebrate,” said Gail. They felt an immediate bond with their neighbors. “When everyone moves in together at the same time, they all seek to make new friends and establish roots,” she noted. “Naturally, everyone is outgoing and regularly planning get-togethers.” And the area is chock-full of young families with kids of similar ages to Izabella and Mason. “We wanted to give our kids the opportunity to deepen friendships by playing with the kids that go to the same local schools,” said Gail. Tom – who received a Master’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and his MBA from SDSU – is a staff engineer at Qualcomm. Gail obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago “THIS IS and a Master’s degree from USD, and ABSOLUTELY today she owns Z3 Writing, a business THE PERFECT that matches writers to jobs. In their downtime, the couple love playing NEIGHBORHOOD “Tom has appeared on ESPN FOR OUR FAMILY.” poker. at a featured table playing poker at the - GAIL World Series of Poker Main Event,” shared Gail. “We spend many evenings watching poker videos and discussing strategies.” But above all else, the Czyszczons enjoy spending quality family time in their beloved community. “It’s the happiest place on earth and I am pleased that our kids have friends next door and down the street their age,” said Gail. “They will know each other for a lifetime, and that is priceless to me.” ¢
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The premiere issue of 92127 Magazine was published. We spoke with Principal Greg Mizel about the brand-new Del Norte High School.
92127 Magazine’s second issue featured our conversation with Rancho Santa Fe Fire Chief Nicholas Pavone about Station #2, which is proud to serve the 4S Ranch community.
We talked with June Zhou, Irma Pena, Jennifer Runge, and Meloney Riley from the 4S Ranch Library about their tremendous success in promoting young readership.
In honor of Pay it Forward Day, we spoke with 92127 residents of all ages and backgrounds about their own experiences helping out in their communities.
Brandi Roberts, President of the 4S Ranch Girls Softball League, shared her passion for the program and the importance of fostering teamwork and athleticism in young girls.
By 92127 Magazine’s third anniversary, the ZCode family had grown from one to nine community magazines, and from two to over twenty dedicated team members.
For the anniversary of the Witch Creek Fire, we spoke with Larry Himmel from Channel 8 News about losing his home five years ago, and his path to rebuilding.
In this issue of 92127 Magazine, our cover pages got a makeover and we introduced our interactive ZGlass app, a new way to bring our pages to life.
We interviewed Oak Valley Middle School Principal Sonya Wrisley about the school’s mission of serving students first, and how they work to fulfill that mission.
We met Oak Valley Middle School student and serial business starter Jillian Dorsey, who described her ventures in pie selling, Halloween decorating, and operating a mini nail salon out of her home.
We offered our top-ten list of things to do around 92127 for our Living Local issue.
Derrick Breaux, our publisher, was named Business Leader of the Year at the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards gala.
92127 Magazine interviewed Del Norte High School ASB Director Allison Basehore and ASB President Barry Yang about the huge variety of clubs and extracurricular opportunities at the school.
We spoke with Anne Von Dyl, chapter president of FemCity San Diego, about her commitment to providing resources for other female professionals in the local business communities.
Beth Ugoretz, Executive Director of Project Wildlife, gave us a behind-thescenes look at the organization’s efforts to protect the furry and feathered residents of 92127.
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We showcased Morgan Hurst and Savannah Hooks, two local high school seniors and highly acclaimed competitive dancers.
92127 Magazine introduced In Fear and Faith – a six-piece rock band with ZCode Media Creative Director Tyler McElhaney on the bass – ahead of their Warped Tour debut.
We spoke with Head Football Coach Jerry Ralph and Athletic Director Mike Giaime at the start of Del Norte High School’s second competitive season.
We explored Lake Hodges, Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, and Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve – three sites in our “backyard” – to observe some of San Diego’s 480 species of wild birds.
92127 Magazine interviewed Sheriff ’s Department Captain Mark Elvin about the 4S Ranch Substation and his advice to help residents protect themselves.
Louise Nichols took the spotlight as our featured volunteer, talking about her tremendous work with the OASIS Reading Program.
Babak Azad, President of the 4S Ranch Youth Soccer Association, spoke with us about the league’s accomplishments.
92127 Magazine got a sneak peak into developments in Black Mountain Ranch during our chat with Black Mountain Ranch President and CEO William Ostrem.
Band Director Jennifer Kitelinger shared her teaching philosophy and her experiences guiding the more than 100 students in the Del Norte High School Music Program.
We expanded distribution of 92127 Magazine to all apartments within the zip code, in addition to the homes and condominiums already reached.
The new “Regional Roundup” section gave a taste of what was going on in 92129, 92131, and 92064 Magazines, all of which had launched over the past year.
This issue’s cover feature was an introduction to summer, highlighting plenty of great kids’ camps and activities, along with some interesting commentary from the kids themselves!
We welcomed 08/10 Magazine, the eleventh member of our family of community magazines.
We got to know some of 92127’s larger residents – the businesses located in the Rancho Bernardo Industrial Park.
Five years after we covered its first semester, we returned to talk with Principal Greg Mizel about Del Norte High School’s successes, and the people who made them happen.
Amidst the launches of three new magazines – covering the 92067, 92078, and 92081 communities – we celebrate our fifth anniversary with all of you.
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at and Stephanie Kilkenny’s Lucky Duck Foundation invited community members to play and party for a number of causes at their 6th Annual Swing & Soirée. Participants gathered for a leisurely afternoon of golf, and prizes were awarded for a number of contests. The team with the lowest gross score went to Matt Jiggins, Evan Kuhn, Mike Kuhn, and Dennis Levesque. The lowest net score went to Peter Elia, Bob Moosbrugger, Jim Morris, and Jim Sterk. Closest to the hole were Jon Haratyk and Pat Rohan, and Cam Martin and Tyler Seltzer had the longest drives of the day. After the swing, the soirée began with open bars and buffets, unique boutiques, and silent and live auctions among other activities. Proceeds benefited the Helen Woodward Animal Center, Challenged Athletes Foundation, Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, and St. Vincent de Paul Village. Visit www.luckyduckfoundation.org for more information about the charity.
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:::: COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
Dedicated Volunteer TED JONES HELPS DEL NORTE STUDENTS AND ATHLETES REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photo by Spark Photography
ed Jones has always been passionate about education and sports. He taught chemistry and physics, A.P. and International Baccalaureate, for many years. He also coached over sixty-five seasons of sports including, football, golf, tennis and basketball. Now, retired and somewhat new to San Diego (he and his wife, Nancy relocated from Palm Springs five years ago), Ted continues his involvement in education and sports as an enthusiastic volunteer for Del Norte High School. “Because of my coaching background I decided that the Del Norte athletic department might be a good fit,” explained Ted. He was right. Not only is Ted a good fit, but he has become a huge asset to the school’s athletic department in a variety of ways. “I might run the clock for a football or basketball game,” described Ted. “I help with registration. I might sell passes or help with parking at athletic events. I make sure the weight room is clean and ready for team lifting.” Ted is also a tutor to athletes, and does office filing when needed. Apart from his volunteer work at the high school, Ted has coached two years for Del Norte youth football. “I also volunteer as a WASC accreditation chairman and run the boys and girls post-season golf tournaments for the CIP Southern Section,” he added. Ted’s interests include playing golf and tennis, reading, and taking walks around his 4S Ranch neighborhood. “Our community has wonderful places to walk, from flat to cardio walks to the water towers or the flags on the hills,” stated Ted. He and Nancy also love to travel. “We have been on thirty cruises so far and have three more planned this winter!” exclaimed Ted. Certainly Ted lives life to its fullest, but nevertheless he remains a dedicated volunteer for Del Norte High School. “Being asked my opinion in different areas in athletics lets me know that what I do is in some small way helpful to athletics and to the school,” shared Ted. ¢
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Ted Jones 4S Ranch Del Norte High School Retired school teacher and coach Married to Nancy for 47 years; one daughter, Allison; two grandkids, Olivia and Noah Golf, tennis, reading, walking
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Greg Rubin, co-author of California Native Landscape with Lucy Warren, will speak at an upcoming Bernardo Gardeners meeting about cooperating with nature in design and landscaping. Members can bring cuttings and starts for a plant exchange at the meeting, which takes place on Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Rancho Bernardo Swim & Tennis Club. The 2014 Holiday Luncheon will be on Dec. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bernardo Heights Country Club, with entertainment by the Rhapsody Singers. Tickets are $28 for members and $5 extra for guests, RSVPs are due by Dec. 1. Visit www.bernardogardeners.org for information about signing up.
Local Boy Chosen for National Football Team A 13-year-old from 92127 has been selected to represent the country by playing defensive line on the U.S. Under-15 National Team. This summer, Jake Mitten spent a week in Ohio playing in the National Team Development games as part of the try-out process, and he recently learned that he was selected for the national team. Jake will play during this year’s International Bowl week, from Tuesday, Jan. 27 through Saturday, Jan. 31 in Arlington, TX. The week ends with an ofﬁcial game against Team Canada on Jan. 31 at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. At home, Jake plays for the Mira Mesa Chargers and is a student at Oak Valley Middle School. He hopes to attend San Diego State University after high school.
PUSD Day at Petco Park
The Poway Uniﬁed School District (PUSD) celebrated PUSD Day at Petco Park for a recent Padres vs. Giants game in honor of Tony Gwynn. Participants in PUSD Day received discounted tickets and were able to purchase discount food vouchers, the proceeds of which beneﬁted the PUSD Foundation. Enzo and Mozart, a band composed of former and current Rancho Bernardo High School (RBHS) students, performed in the park before the game. Superintendent Dr. John Collins and Jared Van Vark, a varsity baseball pitcher at RBHS, walked onto the ﬁeld where Jared threw the ﬁrst pitch. PUSD students also got to run the bases after the game. For more on upcoming PUSD events visit www.powayusd.com.
Days of the Dons
The Rancho Bernardo Historical Society (RBHS) recently took a trip back in time to the early California ranchos with a lecture by Robert Lerner. Robert represents the Valley Center Historical Society. He spoke as part of the RBHS Speakers Series, which brings noted local authorities to educate and entertain in Rancho Bernardo. His talk, titled “Days of the Dons”, focused on a thirty-year period during which the Mexican governors of California gifted huge parcels of land – known as ranchos – to their friends. Of the 800 original ranchos, only Rancho Guejito in Valley Center exists as it did in 1845. Visit www.rbhistoricalsociety.org for more about the RBHS and upcoming Speakers Series events.
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Nighthawks Take Home Volleyball Gold
The Del Norte High School girls volleyball players are making teamwork work for them. The Nighthawks Varsity team took home the Gold Division plaque from the recent San Diego Fall Classic tournament, beating highlyranked competitors Bishops and Santa Fe Christian in the semiﬁnals and ﬁnals. Setter Grace Rickard was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, and libero Randi Buccat was named to the All-Tournament team. All their teammates proved their abilities during the tournament. The ﬁve hitters in the championship match each recorded two or more kills, and four out of six blockers collected at least two blocks. “Every coach that spoke to me after a match or saw my team play during the tournament had mentioned that it was amazing that we didn’t rely on one or two players,” said Coach Nathan Rendon. He continued, “They all had mentioned what a complete team we had and that everyone contributed.”
92127 Girls Complete Silver Project
Three Cadette Girl Scouts from 92127 recently completed their Silver Award project. Siera Gants, a student at Del Norte High School, and Tiana Gants and Athena Huntalas, both students at Oak Valley Middle School, led tours of the Vista Historical Museum for fellow Girl Scouts and other community members. “I decided on this particular project because this was the house my grandfather grew up in and I noticed that it could use a little help advertising to the public,” explained Athena. They spent ﬁfty hours creating educational materials and planning the tour day, including a talk by Athena’s grandfather, Ted Huntalas. “I’m very proud to be able to organize the whole event,” said Tiana. “It was hard work, but it paid off.” Her sister Siera shared, “We all learned leadership while working on this project. I learned how to take the lead and give precise and clear instructions for girls to follow.”
Youth Super PAC Promotes Involvement
Justin Shin, a senior at Del Norte High School, recently created his own political Super PAC. The Youth Political Awareness (YPA) PAC’s goal is to inspire more young people to get involved in government and the community. “Our short-term goals are to hold school forums for students in local high schools to hear more about the experiences of local politicians and the issues pertaining to young people,” said Justin. For one of their ﬁrst public events, YPA members attended the central committee meeting for the Republican Party of San Diego County, where they shared their mission with local political leaders. Justin shared, “Overall, the members loved the idea that there would be young people engaging in the political arena.” The YPA also plans to reach out to the local Democratic Party so they can represent both sides of the political spectrum. To learn more about the YPA visit www.ypasuperpac.org.
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Chinese Story Time at the Library
Young Chinese speakers in 92127 have a great opportunity once a month to hear the language come alive in story form. On the fourth Wednesday of every month, the 4S Ranch Library offers Chinese Story Time from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The activities are led by Mrs. Ken Zhong, a Chinese teacher representing All-Star Academy. Mrs. Ken brings an interactive element every week, using games, pictures, online resources, singing, and dancing to keep the children excited about the language and literacy. For more about library programs visit www.4sranchlibrary.blogspot.com.
DSES Earns Blue Ribbon
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently named Del Sur Elementary School (DSES) a National Blue Ribbon School, an award given to American schools for overall academic excellence. DSES is the only school in the county and one of just 337 schools in the country to receive the distinction this year. DSES Principal Doug Johnson made the announcement during a surprise assembly for students, staff, and parents, then kicked off the celebration with a DJ, live music, and dancing. “Del Sur Elementary continues to amaze us,” said Bill Ostrem, President of Del Sur developer Standard Paciﬁc Homes.
Adopt a Family for the Holidays
Community Council Seeks Student Member
The Rancho Bernardo Community Council (RBCC) seeks a student member to join in January. This is a great opportunity to get involved and learn more about the community. Applicants must be a junior at a Poway Uniﬁed School District school and have been a Rancho Bernardo resident for at least thirty days. If accepted, they will serve for a year and be expected to give a monthly report at board meetings and participate in at least one of the RBCC special events or activities. Applications can be found by emailing email@example.com or at www.rbcommunitycouncil.com and are due by Nov. 21.
National Manufacturing Day
For National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3, Northrop Grumman invited students, local ofﬁcials, and members of the media into its Unmanned Systems Center of Excellence, their Rancho Bernardo laboratory. Experts demonstrated how unmanned systems, including their Bat and R-Bat Unmanned Aircraft Systems, can support crews battling wildﬁres. The Bat has a ten-foot or twelve-foot wingspan and can be used for surveillance, reconnaissance, and communications tasks. The R-Bat is an unmanned helicopter appropriate for search and rescue, power line inspection, and forest ﬁre observation. Visitors took part in a flight demonstration. Jesse Gipe from Senator Joel Anderson’s ofﬁce presented a certiﬁcate of recognition to Site Manager and Executive Vice President Jim Zortman.
Maranatha’s Father Daughter Social
The Palomar Council PTA’s Adopt A Family program returns this year to help Poway Uniﬁed School District families who need assistance during the holiday season. The program is seeking individuals and organizations to help provide gifts for these families. A representative from each school identiﬁes needy families, then the Adopt A Family program matches the family with a donor who fulﬁlls the items on the family’s wish list – usually clothing, household items, and a few toys. Community members are invited to adopt families, if they’re able, or to give grocery and gas gift cards for distribution. To lend a hand contact Dorinda Soucek at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-602-6312 by Dec. 8.
Over 200 girls brought their father ﬁgures to school recently for Maranatha Christian School’s 6th Annual Father Daughter Social. The evening event was a chance to create a memorable bonding experience. The event was a great success according to participants and organizers, with dancing, refreshments, and portrait opportunities. “I would say the highlights were the balloon drop, Coach Petty teaching photo by Suzanne Sanger line dances, and the raffle,” shared Brigit Sheng, a divisional coordinator at Maranatha. Learn more about the school and its events at www.maranathachristianschools.org.
Soles4Souls Supports Needy Children
Willow Grove Events
Eleven-year-old 92127 resident Trinity Barnera wants to make a difference. As a summer project last year, she collected more than 1,000 pairs of shoes to be donated to children in need through the nonproﬁt Soles4Souls. This summer she doubled that number. With the donated shoes, impoverished children can more easily go to school and receive an education, as well as protect themselves from disease. Trinity used social media and good old-fashioned in-person persuasion to inspire community contributions, and her friends from Oak Valley Middle School supported her efforts. For more about Soles4Souls visit www.soles4souls.org.
There’s a lot of fundraising coming up soon at Willow Grove Elementary. The 5th Annual Willow Grove Golf Tournament tees up at 10 a.m. on Nov. 17 at The Santaluz Club. The day includes a helicopter ball drop where a lucky person can win $2,500. The evening will wind down with a cocktail party including dinner, music, raffles, live auction, and more. Cocktail party tickets can be purchased separately from the tournament. Then on Dec. 4, stop by the Willow Grove campus from 4 to 7 p.m. for the 6th Annual Holiday Boutique. Admission is free. All proceeds from both events beneﬁt the Willow Grove Educational Foundation. To purchase tickets go to www.willowgrovefoundation.org.
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1. Caroline Wrathall has fun at a Kid Ventures fundraiser on her behalf. Proceeds from the event went towards her treatments for Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. 2. Happy participants at the Maranatha Christian School Father & Daughter Social. 3. Del Norte High School students hosting a Blood Drive at Del Norte. 4. Philip Rivers signing a onesie for ZCode Media Creative Director Tyler McElhaney at Chargers training camp before the start of the 2014 season. 5. 4S Ranch resident and Troop 622 Boy Scout Luke D’Agnese loads up a truck during his Troop Annual Firewood Sale. To order ﬁrewood please visit www.troop622.com 6. Del Norte High School JV Volleyball team celebrates winning the Junior Varsity Nighthawk Volleyball Invitational Tournament! 7. Del Sur/4S Ranch moms and friends running the 2014 Ragnar Napa Valley 200 mile relay. 8. Congratulations to the Arsenal FC San Diego GU11 Elite team for winning the Championship at the SD Premier Classic. 9. Morning Glass plays at the Del Sur Concert in the Park. 10 Del Sur gears up for a screening of Despicable Me at Haaland Glen Park. 11. 92127 moms enjoy a night out together. 12. Students from Oak Valley Middle School visit Northrop Grumman’s Unmanned Systems Center of Excellence site. 13. The Wilson family waiting for ﬁreworks on the football ﬁeld at Del Norte High School. 14. Rancho Bernardo residents of various species gathered to celebrate the Rancho Bernardo Dog Park’s 10th Anniversary.
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CORNEAL REFRACTIVE THERAPY (CRT) GENTLY CORRECTS VISION by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Tyler McElhaney
yeLux Optometry is one of the most recognized optometric practices in San Diego and it is located right here in 92127. It is privately owned – the merger of two established practices in 2011 – with four well-credentialed and experienced doctors: Dr. Kimberly Michel, O.D., Dr. Jacquelin Le, O.D., Co-Owner Dr. Brian Chou, O.D., F.A.A.O, and Co-Owner Dr. Kelvin Nguyen, O.D. The facility features the largest selection of eyewear in the vicinity and was recently recognized as an “Optometric Business Innovator” by a national industry publication. “At a local level, EyeLux Optometry is honored to be the highest-rated, most-reviewed business in 92127 on Yelp and Google,” noted Dr. Kimberly Michel. EyeLux Optometry aims to produce outstanding outcomes while still meeting consumer demand for convenience and value. While most in the community think of EyeLux Optometry for eye exams, glasses, and contacts, one of their most innovative services is Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT). So what exactly is CRT, you wonder? “CRT is a reversible treatment to reduce or eliminate mild nearsightedness (myopia),” explained
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Dr. Michel – who, like the other doctors in the practice, is CRT-certified. “Special therapeutic contact lenses are worn during sleep to gently reshape the cornea, the front surface of the eye, providing good natural daytime vision.” CRT is suitable for many patients with mild nearsightedness and, unlike LASIK eye surgery, isn’t restricted to only adults. “Children and young adults between the ages of 8 to 18 years old make up 70% of patients in CRT,” stated Dr. Chou. Another benefit to CRT is its outstanding results without the surgical risk. “Most of our patients in CRT are active in sports and want unhindered daytime vision,” added Dr. Michel. “Additionally, there is mounting scientific evidence that CRT reduces the natural progression of nearsightedness during childhood.” Comparatively speaking, the cost is an upside, as well. “The fee for CRT prescribing including initial lenses is approximately $1,500 – less than half the cost of LASIK surgery,” noted Dr. Michel. With a favorable track record since FDA approval in June of 2002, CRT is established as a safe and effective form of vision correction,
“CRT HAS IMPROVED MY VISION GREATLY. IT IS VERY USEFUL IN CLASS, SO NOW I CAN SEE BETTER. I HAVE USED GLASSES, THOUGH I PREFER CRT... USING CRT IS LIKE, NORMAL, BUT SEEING EVERYTHING MUCH BETTER.” ~ JASMINE (Clockwise from top-left): Brian Chou, O.D., F.A.A.O., Kelvin Nguyen, O.D.,
Jacquelin Le, O.D., and Kimberly Michel, O.D.
At a local-level, EyeLux Optometry is honored to be the highest-rated, most-reviewed business in 92127 on Yelp and Google.”
AT-A-GLANCE “I’M PLEASANTLY SURPRISED TO WAKE UP EACH MORNING FEELING LIKE I’VE HAD LASIK EYE SURGERY. EVEN MY DAILY ACTIVITIES HAVE BECOME A LOT MORE ENJOYABLE. I LOVE NOT HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT GLASSES FALLING OFF, OR CONTACT LENSES GETTING WET AND RUINED WHILE SWIMMING WITH MY CHILDREN. I’M VERY HAPPY WITH CRT AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO OTHER CANDIDATES!” ~ ANGIE though it’s still not well-known among the general public. “The risks with CRT are similar to traditional contact lens wear,” stated Dr. Michel. “The CRT consultation for eligibility is complimentary during a comprehensive examination at EyeLux Optometry.”
To learn more about CRT or to schedule an appointment with EyeLux Optometry visit www.eyeluxoptometry.com.
Name of Business: Owners:
EyeLux Optometry Kelvin Nguyen, O.D., and Brian Chou, O.D., F.A.A.O. Years in Position: Dr. Nguyen has practiced optometry since 1998 and Dr. Chou since 1999 Year of Establishment: 2011 Address: 16615 Dove Canyon Rd. Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92127 Website: www.eyeluxoptometry.com Email: email@example.com Phone: 858-487-7900 Description of Business: EyeLux Optometry provides professional eye exams with retinal imaging and their Better Than 20/20 Promise™ . The eyewear selection is the largest in the area.
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by LAINEY KRAL
an Diego’s brewing scene is booming these days, and we in North County are lucky enough to experience the best of the boom right here in our own communities. Craft breweries, also known as microbreweries, are independently owned and produce small amounts of beer,
allowing for higher quality and greater individualization than traditional breweries. Perhaps nowhere is this industry growing faster than in San Diego, which has become a beer-drinker’s dream destination – and not just for the beaches any more. Local breweries have been stepping into the international spotlight with their award-winning beers. The industry’s exhilarating growth shows no sign of slowing down. With the 6th Annual San Diego Beer Week coming up from Nov. 7 through 16, we’re excited to offer an insider’s look at the best breweries North County has to offer. The craft brewers we speak to have a huge variety of differences in technique and taste, but they all share a deep-rooted passion for their products. We invite you to read along and see what the buzz is all about.
INSIDE THIS FEATURE: • Brewery Profiles • San Diego Beer Industry Facts • North County Brewery & Tap Room Directory
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REFINED COMFORTS ABNORMAL WINE COMPANY EXPANDS WITH NEW BREWERY, RESTAURANT, AND WINERY
ave you ever been intimidated while brew or wine tasting because you’re surrounded by snooty “experts” who make you feel inferior? 92127’s Abnormal Company has built their business around dismantling that attitude. Co-Owners Matthew DeLoach, Elvin Lai, and James Malone, friends and fellow Poway High School graduates, have made their urban brew and wine industry business – which now includes a new beer brewery, restaurant, and expanded winery – approachable, friendly, and fun! The owners are especially excited about their newly opened restaurant, The Cork & Craft. “We all love good food, and there’s nothing quite like a delicious meal paired with a glass of wine or craft beer. We are so excited that this adventure has now led us into the action-packed craft beer and restaurant worlds,” the partners shared. Elvin Lai, who also owns and operates Pacific Beach’s Ocean Park Inn, added, “We’ve brought together a fantastic team of talented chefs, experienced staff and an excellent head brewer to complement the wine experience. We’re proud to deliver a dining experience that really speaks for itself.” The restaurant’s mission is to elevate the concept of comfort food to a gourmet experience, and an important part of that process is pairing their elegant dishes with just the right brews. They offer forty-one beers on tap, including some local San Diego favorites.
AT-A-GLANCE photos by CJ Sullivan
photo by Modern Skull
Address: Website: Email: Phone:
16990 Via Tazon #123, San Diego, CA 92127 www.abnormalwine.com firstname.lastname@example.org 858-618-2463
One way Abnormal Company has made its business more accessible is by adding a glass-walled brewery, open kitchen and, of course, the winery on the premises. This remodel, which launched with a grand opening on Sept. 18, has expanded the previous 1,500 square foot location into one measuring in at over 5,000 square feet! James proclaimed, “By knocking down all of the walls we created an environment that enables our guests to see everything going on at all times. We wanted to give our guests a more dynamic experience, and let them appreciate both process and product.” With wine as their mainstay product, the most popular is a dessert blend that combines the flavors of wine and coffee. Abnormal Company is also proud of its signature “No. 18 Merlot” wine. Matt elaborated, “It has a wonderful balance of sweet and spice accompanied by a blend of three different types of oak.” Committed to servicing the greater community, Abnormal frequently hosts and contributes towards charitable events such as Rady Children’s Hospital and the Civic Youth Orchestra. “We aim to establish a solid relationship with those working for worthwhile causes in our area,” James revealed. “There’s nothing abnormal about that!”
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or Ph.D-level Biochemist Jim Crute, science is second nature – and so is brewing beer. When he made the switch in his professional life to start up Lightning Brewery it seemed like a natural transition. The brewery was founded as a small artisanal brewery and remains that way today, only now with its beers available in over 300 local restaurants, shops, and grocery stores. His science background inspires him to discover innovative brewing methods. “Our flagship beer Thunderweizen Ale is crafted with a very timeconsuming and very hard-to-emulate process of decoction mashing,” said Jim. “This method enhances the body of the finished beer, dramatically improving taste, impression, and enjoyment.” Methods like this are what make Lightning Brewery so unique. “We are the first, and, to my knowledge the only brewery in San Diego County that uses this process,” he noted. Lightning Brewery has earned dozens of regional and national awards. “In 2012 our seasonal beer Old Tempestuous Ale won the Best of Show award at the California State Fair,” shared Jim. “We take that award as having the best beer in California that year.” Lightning Brewery is located at 13200 Kirkham Way in Poway. For more information visit www.lightningbrewery.com or call 858-513-8070.
He was a wise man who invented beer.” - Plato
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
arl Strauss Brewing Company has been a San Diego staple since 1986, when renowned brewery consultant Karl Strauss was approached by his cousin Chris Cramer and business partner Matt Rattner to start their own microbrewery. This was before the San Diegan craft beer renaissance we’re enjoying today. Karl’s skill
and passion as master brewer drove the project to achieve incredible successes and delicious beers, and that momentum continues to this day. Karl Strauss Brewing Company’s attention to quality and consistency had a ripple effect across the entire San Diegan beer community, and is partly responsible for the vibrancy of today’s industry.
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company hit the North County scene in 1999 with the opening of its Carlsbad location. Ten rotating beers on tap, a full-service bar, and brewery tours are available every day for the beer enthusiast and novice alike. In 2012, 4S Ranch became the newest community to enjoy a Karl Strauss outpost. The brewery restaurant debuted with a brand-new onsite microbrewery and serves a rotation of handcrafted beers. Brewery tours are coming soon – call 858-376-2739 for availability and reservations. Discover more at www.karlstrauss.com.
NORTH COUNTY BREWERIES & TAP ROOMS 92008
Break Water Brewing Company 101 N Coast Hwy., Oceanside, CA 92054 760-433-6064 | www.breakwaterbrewing.com
Oggi’s - Encinitas
5801 Armada Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008 760-431-2739 | www.karlstrauss.com
305 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024 760-944-8170 | www.oggis.com
On The Tracks Brewery 5674 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008 760-550-9688 | www.ottbrew.com
Pizza Port - Carlsbad 571 Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA 92008 760-720-7007 | www.pizzaport.com
The Compass 300 Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA 92008 760-434-1900 | www.thecompasscarlsbad.com
Pizza Port - Bressi Ranch 2730 Gateway Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92009 760-707-1655 | www.pizzaport.com
Oceanside Ale Works 1800 Ord Way, Oceanside, CA 92056 760-721-4253 | www.oceansidealeworks.net
Plan 9 Alehouse 155 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, CA 92025 760-489-8817 | www.plan9alehouse.com
363 Airport Rd., Oceanside, CA 92058 760-705-3221 | www.legacybrewingco.com
1223 Pacific Oaks Pl., Escondido, CA 92029 760-294-4045 | www.offbeatbrewing.com Page 50
1999 Citracado Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92029 760-471-4999 | www.stonebrewing.com
5621 Palmer Way, Carlsbad, CA 92010 909-529-2337 | www.arcanabrewing.com
92064 Lightning Brewery
13200 Kirkham Way, Poway, CA 92064 858-513-8070 | www.lightningbrewery.com
Bagby Beer Co.
Arcana Brewing Company
92058 Legacy Brewing Company
Offbeat Brewing Company
Stone Brewing Co.
601 S Coast Hwy., Oceanside, CA 92054 760-270-9075 | www.bagbybeer.com
ChuckAlek Independent Brewers 2330 Main St., Ramona, CA 92065 513-465-9768 | www.chuckalek.com
Urge American Gastropub
rothers Nate and Zak Higson and their longtime friend Grant Tondro founded Urge American Gastropub after the swift success of their first restaurant, The Barrel Room. With two popular RB eateries under their belt, the guys realized they had a knack for the restaurant business. So they quit their day jobs and threw themselves head-first into being
restaurateurs – their most recent venture being Brothers Provisions. Together, this trio has helped to transform the RB restaurant scene into the diverse, vibrant foodie haven that it is today. The guys all grew up in Rancho Bernardo and still have strong ties to the community. “While we each came and went during our college years,” they explained, “as we each settled down, got
married and had kids, we began to appreciate this part of town more.” “Frankly, neither of us had a ton of restaurant experience… it took a lot of time and hard work to get going,” Zak admitted. But after The Barrel Room started thriving, the guys knew it was time to expand. “We really wanted to do something different,” explained Nate. “The idea of burgers and beer just kind of seemed obvious,” added Grant. Urge opened in July 2010, and has since shone as an American reinterpretation of the classic English pub, with an emphasis on local products and great service. They enjoy being able to give back locally. “We’ve donated over $100,000 to local charities,” shared Grant. “We all try to be as active as we can in the community.” Urge Gastropub is located at 16761 Bernardo Center Dr., in Rancho Bernardo. For more information visit www.urgegastropub.com or call 858-673-8743.
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DID you KNOW? In 2011, brewers and brew pubs generated a $299.5 million direct economic impact in San Diego County. The economic contribution of craft brewers is more than 1 ½ times greater than the economic impact of Comic-Con International, San Diego’s largest annual convention. Since 2011, the total number of craft breweries in the region has more than doubled. The largest craft brewing event in the region is San Diego Beer Week, which features more than 500 events and lasts from early to mid-November. Beer Week brings more than 20,000 participants to San Diego County.
Stone Brewing Co.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
made the TOP 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies based on 2013 beer sales volume:
Stone (10) Ballast Point (29) and Karl Strauss (41)
Sources: National University System Institute for Policy Research and the Brewers Association
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
he people behind Escondido’s Stone Brewing Co. have strong opinions to go with the strong beers. They use only local, organic, in-season ingredients to produce better-tasting beers and foods that are better for the customer and better for the planet. This is nothing new for CoFounders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, who have been involved in the “Slow Food” movement since 2000. The slow food comes with rapid growth though. They’ve been on San Diego Business Journal’s “Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies” list for the past eleven years. Stone Brewing Co. started in 1996 in San Marcos and moved to the current Escondido facility in 2005. The adjacent Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens opened a year later. As the business grows, they’re keeping their fiercely independent streak. Koch takes pride in going off the beaten path with the menus instead of sticking to traditional pub fare. Don’t believe the hype? Check out what’s going on for yourself by taking one of the daily brewery tours. An “Indoctrination Specialist” will lead you and your group around the heart of the brewery, followed by a guided beer tasting. For more about the tours and the brewery itself visit www.stonebrewing.com.
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allast Point was born in the back room of Home Brew Mart, a supply store for home brewers owned by Jack White. In 1996, he teamed up with fellow home brewer Yuseff Cherney for a homegrown venture that would grow into the Ballast Point Brewery known and loved by San Diegans today. Ballast Point outgrew the back room and moved to its current Scripps Ranch location in 2004. Their efforts have produced internationally recognized results. At this year’s World Beer Cup, Ballast Point won a Gold Medal in the International Pale Ale Category for their Sculpin IPA, as well as a Bronze in the Aged Beer Category for their 2012 Aged Navigator Doppelbock. The name Ballast Point and the names of most of their beers come from Jack and Yuseff’s other passion – fishing. The team takes this passion very seriously, and the business’ two award-winning sport fishing teams have proved that in competition. In addition to mastering the arts of brewing and fishing, Jack and Yuseff have begun exploring the ancient craft of distilling. Seven Ballast Point spirits are now made and bottled at the same Scripps Ranch location. Check out www.ballastpoint.com for more.
Iron Fist Brewing Co.
Callahan’s Pub & Brewery
Port Brewing Company
1305 Hot Spring Way, Vista, CA 92081 760-216-6500 | www.ironfistbrewing.com
8111 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92126 858-578-7892 | www.callahanspub.com
155 Mata Way, San Marcos, CA 92069 800-918-6816 | www.portbrewing.com
Latitude 33° Brewing Company
Intergalactic Brewing Company
Slater’s 50/50 - San Marcos
1430 Vantage Ct., Vista, CA 92081 760-598-2337 | www.lat33brew.com
9835 Carrol Centre Rd., San Diego, CA 92126 858-750-0601 | www.intergalacticbrew.com
110 Knoll Rd., San Marcos, CA 92069 760-759-2900 | www.slaters5050.com
Mother Earth Brew Co.
Mike Hess Brewing
The Lost Abbey
2055 Thibodo Rd., Vista, CA 92081 760-599-4225 | www.motherearthbrewco.com
7955 Silverton Ave., San Diego, CA 92126 619-255-7136 | www.mikehessbrewing.com
155 Mata Way, San Marcos, CA 92069 800-918-6816 | www.lostabbey.com
Toolbox Brewing Company
Pacific Brewing Company
1495 Poinsettia Ave., Vista, CA 92081 760-598-1477 | www.toolboxbrewing.com
8680 Miralani Dr., San Diego, CA 92126 303-819-7086 | www.pacificbrewingandmalting.com
92075 Carruth Cellars 320 South Cedros, Solana Beach, CA 92075 858-461-9579 www.carruthcellars.com
Culture Brewing 111 S Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075 858-345-1144 | www.culturebrewingco.com
92084 Mother Earth Brew Co. 206 Main St., Vista, CA 92084 760-726-2273 | www.motherearthbrewco.com
White Labs Brewing Company 9495 Candida St., San Diego, CA 92126 858-693-3441 | www.whitelabs.com
92127 Abnormal Beer & Wine Company
Pizza Port - Solana Beach
Oggi’s - Vista (coming soon) 425 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA 92084 www.oggis.com
135 N. Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075 858-481-7332 | www.pizzaport.com
Prohibition Brewing Company
Karl Strauss - 4S Ranch
2004 E. Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084 760-295-3525 | www.prohibitionbrewingcompany.com
10448 Reserve Dr., San Diego, CA 92127 858-376-2739 | www.karlstrauss.com
92078 Dos Desperados Brewery 1241 Linda Vista Dr., San Marcos, CA 92078 760-566-6209 | www.dosdesperadosbrew.com
Rip Current Brewing 1325 Grand Ave., San Marcos, CA 92078 760-481-3141 | www.ripcurrentbrewing.com
San Marcos Brewery & Grill 1090 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92078 760-471-0050 | www.sanmarcosbrewery.com
Stumblefoot Brewery 1784 La Costa Meadows, San Marcos, CA 92078 760-208-1012 | www.stumblefoot.com
92081 Aztec Brewing Company 2330 La Mirada Dr., Vista, CA 92081 760-598-7720 | www.aztecbrewery.com
Back Street Brewery 15 Main St., Vista, CA 92081 760-407-7600 | www.lamppostpizza.com/backstreet
Barrell Harbor Brewing 2575 Pioneer Ave., Vista, CA 92081 760-734-3949 | www.barrelharborbrewing.com
Belching Beaver Brewery 980 Park Center Dr., Vista, CA 92081 760-599-5832 | www.belchinbeaver.com
Booze Brothers Brewing Co. 2545 Progress St., Vista, CA 92081 760-295-0217 | www.boozebrothersbrewery.com
California Fruit Wine 1040 La Mirada Ct., Vista, CA 92081 858-522-9463 | www.californiafruitwine.com
Indian Joe Brewing 2379 La Mirada Dr., Vista, CA 92081 760-295-3945 | www.indianjoebrewing.com
92110 Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment Brewery: 1795 Hancock St., San Diego CA 92110 Tasting Room: 2120 Washington St., San Diego, CA 92110 619-299-2537 | www.acousticales.com
92121 32 North Brewing Co. 8655 Production Ave., San Diego, CA 92121 714-791-8973 | www.32northbrew.com
Ballast Point 9045 Carroll Way, San Diego, CA 92121 858-790-6900 | www.ballastpoint.com
Green Flash 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92121 858-622-0085 | www.greenflashbrew.com
Malahat Spirits 8706 Production Ave., San Diego, CA 92121 858-999-2326 | www.malahatspirits.com
New English Brewing 11545 Sorrento Valley Rd., San Diego, CA 92121 619-857-8023 | www.newenglishbrewing.com
Rough Draft Brewing Company 8830 Rehco Rd., San Diego, CA 92121 858-453-7238 | www.www.roughdraftbrew.com
Saint Archer Brewery 9550 Distribution Ave., San Diego, CA 92121 858-225-2337 | www.saintarcherbrewery.com
92126 2kids Brewing Company 8680 Miralani Dr., San Diego, CA 92126 858-480-5437 | www.twokidsbrewing.com
Ale Smith Brewing Company 9366 Cabot Dr., San Diego, CA 92126 858-549-9888 | www.alesmith.com
16990 Via Tazon, San Diego, CA 92127 858-618-2463 | www.abnormalwine.com
The Cork and Craft
16990 Via Tazon, San Diego, CA 92127 858-618-2463 | www.thecorkandcraft.com
92128 Oggi’s - Carmel Mountain 10155 Rancho Carmel Dr., San Diego, CA 92128 858-592-7883 | www.oggis.com
Phileas Foggs - Bar & Restuarant 11385 Poway Rd., San Diego, CA 92128 858.486.4442 | www.phileasfoggs.com
URGE American Gastropub
16761 Bernardo Center Dr., San Diego, CA 92128 858-673-8743 | www.urgegastropub.com
92130 Oggi’s - Del Mar 12840 Carmel Country Rd., San Diego, CA 92130 858-481-7883 | www.oggis.com
92131 Ballast Point
10051 Old Grove Rd., San Diego, CA 92131 858-695-2739 | www.ballastpoint.com
O’Sullivan Bros. Brewing Co. 9879 Hibbard St., San Diego, CA 92131 858-577-0350 | www.osullivan-brothers.com
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Wrapping Your Head Around Concussions FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HEAD INJURIES by MARK SHALAUTA, MD; Scripps Clinic, Rancho Bernardo
1. No two concussions are the same. A concussion, usually caused by a blow to the head or violent shaking, is a head injury that can cause physical symptoms and neurological damage. Symptoms may include headache, nausea, vomiting, sleep changes, balance or visual issues, memory or cognitive problems, and emotional changes. Concussions do not always lead to loss of consciousness – in fact, most people never pass out. This is commonly referred to as “getting your bell rung.” That’s why some people can suffer a concussion and not realize it. Others may describe seeing all white, all black, or “stars” upon impact. Younger children may have delayed symptoms.
2. Concussion can happen many ways, in many places. Although contact sports such as boxing and football have received a lot of attention due to their risk of head injuries, concussions can occur on and off the playing field, among children and adults. Common causes include falls, playground injuries, car accidents, and bike accidents. An indirect “jarring” of the head can also cause concussions. Other high-risk activities include cheerleading, hockey, soccer, skiing, and snowboarding. Warning signs and symptoms that need medical attention include worsening headaches, seizures, persistent vomiting, drowsiness, slurred speech, and severe confusion.
3. One concussion can lead to another. Those diagnosed with one concussion are far more likely to be diagnosed with another concussion in the future. In fact, a previous incidence of concussion is the number one predictor for future concussions. In particular, sustaining a second concussion during the healing period of a previous concussion may cause serious long-term problems, including chronic difficulty with concentration, memory trouble, headache, and physical impairment, such as problems maintaining balance.
4. When in doubt, sit it out. The American Academy of Neurology recommends that every athlete suspected of having a concussion should immediately be removed from
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play and not allowed to return until free of symptoms and cleared by a health care professional trained in concussion management. In the past, athletes were often mistakenly allowed to return to the game after a “mild” head injury that didn’t cause loss of consciousness, but today experts agree there is no such thing as a “small” concussion. Every blow to the head is potentially serious and should be treated conservatively.
5. Rest and let your brain heal. Physical and mental rest is very important following a concussion because it helps the brain heal. You’ll need to be patient because healing takes time. This can take days, weeks, or sometimes even months. Only when your symptoms have reduced significantly should you slowly return to your daily activities such as work or school. If your symptoms return or you experience new symptoms as you become more active, this is a sign that you are pushing yourself too hard. Stop these activities and take more time to rest and recover. With time and proper medical management, you can expect to gradually feel better.
Mark Shalauta, MD, is a family medicine physician at Scripps Clinic in Rancho Bernardo. Dr. Shalauta treats patients of all ages with a variety of medical needs.
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ith the kids back in school and the holidays right around the corner, it’s important to monitor your spending during these busy months. If you haven’t started, now’s the time to cut back on energy use within the home. Here are some easy tips to get you started.
Unplug, Unplug, Unplug Make sure you unplug devices when they are not being used. Be especially mindful of computers and laptops. According to the Residential Energy Services Network (RESN), even when these devices are turned off, they will still consume power when they are plugged in and can account for five to ten percent of your total household electricity bill.
Cover Your Windows Blinds, drapes, and window coverings can help reduce energy waste and keep your energy bill low. As the temperatures in October and November remain in the high seventies, close your blinds, curtains, and window coverings to keep the house cooler. According to RESN, your air conditioning will have to work up to thirty percent harder to cool your home otherwise.
Use the Right Bulb Replace standard bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL). The bulbs give off the same amount of light, but are much more energy-efficient. Ensure that you are using the right size bulb for your light fixture.
Adjust Temperature Settings Maintaining a higher indoor temperature setting during summer and a lower indoor temperature setting during winter saves energy. Keep the temperature comfortable by making adjustments to your thermostat before you get home.
Schedule a Home Energy Audit Reach out to a certified home energy auditor for a home energy audit. A home energy audit is an in-depth home examination done by an expert to find out where energy is being lost. The expert then assists the homeowner and offers possible solutions.
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AT-A-GLANCE Name of Business: Children’s Primary Care Medical Group Physicians: Dr. Jaime Friedman (Lead Physician), Dr. Loubaba Adlouni, Dr. Christian Archambault Address: 16918 Dove Canyon Rd. Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92127 Website: www.cpcmg.net Email: email@example.com Phone: 858-502-1177 Description of Business: CPCMG is a medical network of pediatricians in San Diego County and southern Riverside specializing only in children’s healthcare. CPCMG is affiliated with Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.
WHERE PATIENTS COME FIRST CPCMG IS THE ONLY PEDIATRIC MEDICAL NETWORK IN SAN DIEGO SPECIALIZING EXCLUSIVELY IN CHILDREN’S HEALTH NEEDS by AMY LEHRER | photos by Tyler McElhaney
very day, children grow and change, and parents want access to expert, compassionate doctors who specialize in their children’s specific medical needs. Children’s Primary Care Medical Group (CPCMG) is the region’s largest medical group that specializes exclusively in pediatric health care, an instant link to more than 100 board-certified pediatricians from twenty practice sites throughout San Diego and southern Riverside. CPCMG stands out because it is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, the industry’s benchmark for excellence in health care. It maintains uniformly high standards of care at every facility, requires all physicians to be board-certified, and puts the patients first. Physicians know parents want comprehensive, seamless, and convenient care. Every child need is covered – from wellbaby checkups to sports physicals and flu clinics to hospitalizations due to partnering with Rady Children’s Health Network. Lead physician Dr. Jaime Friedman explained, “We want readers to know that CPCMG continuously strives to be San Diego’s pediatric healthcare leader and trusted source when it comes to your child’s health. We are a key component of Rady Children’s Health Network, a comprehensive system of healthcare for children, which includes
pediatric primary care, specialty care, ER and Urgent Care, and hospital care.” Under this coordinated system facilitated by an integrated electronic health records system, CPCMG physicians communicate effectively with parents and specialists to provide seamless care. Convenient options also include sameday appointments for sick or injured children, availability of evening and weekend hours, and access to MyChart, a secure online source that allows parents to view medical records, make appointments, or email pediatricians. Additionally, CPCMG accepts most health insurance plans, meaning parents merely pay their copay or co-insurance. Dr. Jaime Friedman recommends asking the following questions when selecting a pediatrician. For family and friends, “Why do you recommend your doctor? How long have you used your doctor?” For interviewing pediatricians, “What is your policy if a child is sick and it’s after hours? Where do I go for an emergency?” Parents should feel comfortable asking their pediatrician any questions about their child’s health. It is also appropriate for parents to
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AROUND SAN DIEGO Local Traditions Keep the Holiday Cheer Alive
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an Diegans may not experience classic white winters, but we still know how to celebrate the season. In fact, our sunny weather makes December an even better time to take our holiday cheer to the streets. From people to pets and from shore to sea, San Diego has a parade perfect for everyone. Head to North Park on Dec. 6 for the 51st Annual North Park Toyland Parade, a local tradition that dates back to 1936 and was reborn in the late 1980s. Every year, University Ave. fills with marching bands, dance teams, beauty queens, local dignitaries, and community members eager to strut their stuff. Special guests include the new Queen of the North Park Toyland Parade and Santa Claus himself. You won’t want to leave Toyland, and you won’t have to – the Toyland Festival will prolong the magic with pony rides, inflatables, food trucks, and live musical performances. Parades aren’t just for people, and your fourlegged friends can join the fun in the Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade on Dec. 14. Dress up in your holiday best and promenade through the historic Gaslamp Quarter with a bevy of other celebrants, starting and ending at the Gaslamp Hilton Park. Awards are available in categories such as Best Pet Costume, Cutest Critter, and Ugliest Holiday Sweater. Pets and their human chaperones will get a free bag of goodies at the accompanying Pet Expo. San Diego is known as a surf and turf hotspot, and the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights keeps the holiday spirit afloat – literally! On Dec. 14 and 21, over eighty illuminated boats will proceed from Shelter Island past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, and Ferry Landing in Coronado. Participants will bedeck their boats in lights and decorations according to this year’s theme of “Children’s Stories”. Various award categories are judged on creativity of lighting, music, and other special effects. Whether sailing your own boat or camping out on the shore, watch the water come alive with light and sound.
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:::: MERCHANT PROFILE
Name of Business: Bay Equity – The Touchstone Group Manager: Jamie Hughes Years in Position: 6 Year of Establishment: 2008 Address: 4909 Murphy Canyon Rd. Suite 510, San Diego, CA 92123 Website: www.bayequityhomeloans.com/jamie-hughes Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 858-309-9009, Ext. 102 Cell: 619-980-8684 Description of Business: Bay Equity is one of the fastest growing lenders in business today. The experience and knowledge of their executives, managers, loan officers, and operations professionals are paramount in handling all the details involved in mortgage financing to best serve their clients and business partners.
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ay Equity is one of the fastest growing lenders today due to its unique approach. Despite being developed during the recession, the Bay Equity model succeeded because it embraced the highest standards and provided exceptional customer service. This model has proven so successful that sixty-four branches have opened on the West Coast in six years. Bay Equity employs the most accomplished mortgage and financial professionals. With a BS in Marketing and Communication, an MBA in Finance, and over twenty-four years of mortgage lending experience, Jamie Hughes joined the Bay Equity team as area manager because he
was committed to Bay Equity’s dual mission. First, Bay Equity delivers the most innovative, competitively priced mortgage solutions available. Second, the Bay Equity approach focuses on service by building lasting relationships with its customers. Hughes explained, “I have funded over two billion dollars of mortgage loans. This kind of experience affords me the ability to predict and avoid the pitfalls that the mortgage process has become known for today.” Satisfied client Charles Allred, the sales director at Legacy Turf and Tree, shared, “Mr. Hughes is professional and intelligent when it comes to mortgage banking. His reputation for being ethical and honest is well deserved.
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I would sleep well knowing my home ownership dreams were in his hands.” Hughes builds lasting relationships with his clients, allowing him to provide lifetime services, from qualifying for loans to refinancing to acquiring reverse mortgages. His passion for helping clients purchase homes causes him to help clients for months before they make initial offers. He helps them overcome credit issues, consider tax implications, acquire a down payment, and pre-qualify for loans to put them in strong negotiating positions. Then he helps them choose the best mortgages for them. To help his clients take advantage of improved markets, he streamlines the refinance process so it can be quickly accomplished via mail or in clients’ homes. He is also one of the few in San Diego who can help customers acquire reverse mortgages, which allow seniors to buy homes that never require mortgage payments. He was recently a guest on Craig Sewing’s American Dream TV show regarding this trend. Those interested in acquiring a loan should call since the process begins with a conversation. As a neighbor who lives in Rancho Bernardo, Hughes mentioned, “I am available and committed to helping my clients and their families with their home finance needs.”
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2014 Nighthawks Winter Sports Preview
elcome to the 2014-2015 winter sports season. We are so proud of the Nighthawks for their hard work, dedication, and accomplishments on and off the ﬁeld, court, mat, and pool deck. Our campus is buzzing with excitement after logging thirtysix league titles and ﬁve CIF titles during our four years of varsity sports. We are preparing for strong competition in the North County Conference while maintaining our high standards academically. This season we expect a lot of high-
powered games coming to Del Norte. We will be hosting top-ranked competitors which should be a great challenge for our student-athletes. Our athletic department believes we have highly motivated student-athletes, coaches, and staff who promote the success of programs through our motto “Earned Never Given”. We are continuing our quest for building a culture of success, establishing traditions for future Nighthawks, and graduating student-athletes well prepared for post-high school endeavors.
We welcome and encourage the community to ﬁll the stadium, tennis courts, pool deck, gym, and ﬁelds. We encourage our community to bring the family out for all the competitions in the fall. On behalf of DNHS athletics we encourage you to join the “Flock” in making the 2014-2015 winter season one for the record books. ~ Mike Giaime, Athletic Director
Head Coach: Bob Spahn Last Year’s Record: 21-7; League Champions First Game: Dec. 1
Head Coach: Dave O’Rielly Last Year’s Record: 6-9-5 First Game: Dec. 4
Head Coach: Jake McNeely Last Year’s Record: 20-9 First Game: Nov. 29
Head Coach: Gary Rossi Last Year’s Record: 14-4-5; Valley League Champion First Game: Dec. 10
Head Coach: Ven Griva Last Year’s JV Record: 6-1-0 Last Year’s Varsity Record: 1-4-1 First Game: Jan. 9
Head Coach: Anthony Alvarez Last Year’s Record: 6-7 First Match: Dec. 4
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Head Coach: Andy Avila Last Year’s Record: 7-15 First Game: Dec. 4
2014 Eagles Winter Sports Preview
ven with the cold weather of the winter months approaching, Maranatha is hoping for a hot winter for the four teams that will hit the ﬁelds and courts in November. This season Maranatha will compete in basketball and soccer and will ﬁeld boys and girls teams in both sports. In boys basketball, fourth-year coach Brooks Barnhard (43-34) hopes to lead the Eagles to another CIF D4 playoff run. He returns ten of his twelve players from last year’s squad with seniors Casey Moore (9.6 PPG) and leading rebounder Corey Adkins leading the way. Point
guard Metro Henning will direct the offense and juniors James Rohde, John Bothe, and Matt DeWildt are key returners. Nate Jackson, who ﬁlled in at the end of the 2014 campaign, starts his ﬁrst full season at the helm of the girls basketball team. All nine players return and are led by high-scorer and rebound leader Jackie Kadillak. Jackson expects several players to contribute and has a strong group of young players waiting in the wings. In boys soccer, David Cabral (67-40-11) returns for his seventh season as head coach.
All-League players Isaac Schwan (First Team) and Matt Schumacher (Second Team) lead a group of sixteen returning players. JD Tena is back for his third season leading the girl’s soccer team. Second team All-League players Morgan Wurtzler and Sheylyn Kyllo are the key returners. ~ Steve Whitley, Athletic Director
Head Coach: Brooks Barnhard Last Year’s Record: 14-14 First Game: Dec. 8
Head Coach: Nate Jackson Last Year’s Record: 6-15 First Game: Dec. 1
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Head Coach: JD Tena Last Year’s Record: 4-10-1 First Game: Dec. 12
Head Coach: David Cabral Last Year’s Record: 7-6-5 First Game: Dec. 12
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In a Soft Market: Should You Sell or Lease? by SCOTT VOAK
his summer was definitely a softer market for 92127 real estate than we have seen in the last couple of years. There were multiple factors, but the resulting price decrease caused some sellers to make a decision whether to accept a low offer or pull the home off the market to rent it for a year or two and hope the market comes back. Many times this decision is made from an emotional point of view – a seller wanting to sell for at least as much as they paid (for example). Using emotion to make a financial decision usually results in a bad decision. Rather than using emotion, it would be better to look at the financial situation and consult your financial advisor. Here’s an example of just one factor that can be very different depending on your situation. Two sellers each own a home worth $700k and paid $725k for the home. Seller 1 has $300,000 in equity while Seller 2 has $30,000 in equity. They both think the market will go up 5% in the next two years and be worth $735k which is more than they paid. Ignoring commissions, fees, and taxes, each believes they will see a $35,000 increase in two years. For Seller 1, that represents a 12% increase in his or her equity over two years. For Seller 2, the increase is 117%. If each seller asks him or herself if they can duplicate that return somewhere else, Seller 1 is much more likely to be able to duplicate a 12% gain over two years than Seller 2 is to duplicate a 117% gain in the same time. Add in the risk of leasing the property (market could fall more, re-painting and re-carpeting after two years, etc.) and it makes a
lot more sense for Seller 1 to sell now, even though the price is lower than desired, while it might make more sense for Seller 2 to lease the property. Please note that this is an example only and is designed to get you thinking about more than what you paid versus what you can sell for. Please consult your real estate, tax, and financial consultants before making a decision of this magnitude.
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he 4S Ranch Library really knows how to make literacy fun for children. Branch Manager June Zhou regularly brings in teams from San Diego Love on a Leash for children’s reading events. Children improve their literacy skills by reading aloud to an attentive canine audience. Love on a Leash (LOAL) is a nonprofit organization composed of pet and handler teams who bring the love to the rest of the community. In addition to helping with library reading programs, the pets visit hospitals, hospices, senior health centers, and other facilities to provide comfort and companionship. Learn more about LOAL at www.sandiegoloal.com. For information on the next LOAL reading event or other 4S Library events go to www.4sranchlibrary.blogspot.com or check out the 92127 Magazine library calendar!
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Nov. 2, combine community service with post-Halloween fun at the first annual Jack-O-Smash 5000 and Family Fun Festival, hosted at Sportsplex USA in Poway. The day will be packed with sports, food, and entertainment for all ages. Check-in begins at 7 a.m., with the opening ceremony and a three-airplane flyover at 7:45 a.m. After that are a 5K run and 1K walk/jog for all levels of athletes and amateurs. The Family Fun Festival will begin at the end of the race. Free activities at the festival include bounce houses, live music, an adoptable petting center, a Pumpkin Trebuchet, and a 16-foot-tall Pumpkin Plinko Game. Bring your own left-over Jack-OLanterns for creative disposal. BBQ lunch will be available for purchase, as well as beverages in the beer garden. There will be a celebrity softball game with the Gold Medal-winning Poway Padres Special Olympic Softball team at 11:30 a.m. Families who need a break from the louder festivities will also be able to relax in a designated quiet zone. All proceeds benefit two local nonprofits dedicated to serving young people with special needs. The PoVa Therapeutic Riding Center offers equestrian activities for special needs
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children and young adults. Next Stage U is a proposed facility for post-secondary education for young adults. “I’m so pleased that we as a community can come together with our families and friends to enjoy a fun-filled day, while helping our neighbors and their loved ones with special needs,” said Race Director Ginger Couvrette.
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:::: NIGHTHAWK INSIDER
by BEN FRIEDL special to 92127 Magazine
Changing of the Seasons
anticipation is over, it’s finally here – we have officially entered the winter season. Far behind us are the relaxing, carefree days of summer as Pumpkin Spice Lattes, yoga pants, and study sessions at Panera are now in full swing and commonplace in the lives of every high school student. And just in time, really, since us San Diegans tend to easily tire of too much perfect 82 degree weather. However, though the beloved sweater weather is finally upon us, lazy days relaxing by the fire with piping hot chocolate and Ed Sheeran serenading our daydreams are not always a reality for
motivated high school students. The fact is, students are about to enter what is arguably the most academically rigorous portion of the school year. The requirements of our coursework often reach their peak at this time, causing sleep to become a cherished gift for high school students all across 92127. However, one can always look at the bright side. I have made some of the best and closest friends through intensive studying of everything from calculus to US history. These particular friendships truly are unique and become permanently etched as we celebrate over surprisingly high test scores, dream about the future, and most
importantly, bond together in a time when everyone is at the starting gate of life. One thing is for sure, we can all relate. So, although the unique challenges of winter are upon us, it is our job as Nighthawks to rise to the occasion, be there for each other, and as always, “Flock On”.
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