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Lake Hodges Pedestrian Bridge

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CrossFit PIA

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4S Ranch’s Fire Station #2

A nice outing for the whole family

contents

Local gym gives new meaning to personalized training Q&A with the Fire Chief

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Community Events & Info

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Sports Registrations & Info

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Real Estate Market Watch

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Local Community News & Info

The latest registration information

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The Mortgage Minute & recent home sales in 92127

What’s for Dinner? Try your neighbor’s recipe

Getting to know the Porters A new family in the community

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Out & About

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Local Merchant Profile

Local community pictures Sublime’s Taste Sensations

(cover photo by Tiffany Pond)

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Student Star

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Home Tips

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Community Chalkboard

Seth Kim takes leadership seriously Backyard entertainment headquarters A fun place to share messages!

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letter

from the

publisher

“We love the publication!” “Our response to advertising in 92127 Magazine has been outstanding.” “Everyone we see is talking about the new magazine. Congratulations!”

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elcome to a new year and a new issue of 92127 Magazine. The comments above are just examples of what we’ve heard since the initial issue was published two months ago. Simply put, we are overwhelmed by the positive response, from both readers and advertisers -- which makes 2010 both daunting and exciting for us. It’s daunting because expectations are high. Residents of 4S Ranch and the surrounding area obviously want to read about local friends, see pictures of family members involved in activities and events in the community, and get information on what’s happening close to home. And we will strive to deliver what our thousands of readers want to see. It is truly exciting to be a part of something so successful so quickly. Readers called, emailed and told us in person how much they enjoyed spending time with the publication. Advertisers in the first issue were thrilled with the positive response to their messages. And many, many other business people contacted us to be a part of the next issue of 92127 Magazine. We’re humbled, and we’re pleased to give you the latest issue -- with new information on what’s happening in your neighborhood. Keep the comments coming, along with your suggestions, story ideas and submissions for publication. All the best, Derrick Breaux, PUBLISHER

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Publisher Derrick Breaux Editorial Carolyn McElhaney Photography Tiffany Pond Graphic Design Tyler Mac 92127 Magazine is published six times per year by Susco Media Inc. ©2009 All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any content of this publication without prior written permission is strictly prohibited. 92127 Magazine is a subsidiary of Susco Media Inc. 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 website).

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community

events & information

1/09 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Blood Drive Westwood Club www.SanDiegoBloodBank.org 1/17 to 1/22 San Diego Restaurant Week www.SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.com 1/20 all day Day Camp Boys & Girls Club - 4S Ranch 2/05 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Variety Show Stone Ranch Elementary 2/15 to 2/19 all day Day Camp Boys & Girls Club - 4S Ranch Westwood Club is looking for members for the Board. Applications due by 1/22. Contact Steve Fuss (Westwood Club Manager) with questions - 858-485-6300. 4S Ranch Little League. Last chance to register for this season is 1/07 (see page 6). Also, 4SRLL is looking for managers and coaches for this upcoming season. Congratulations to Lisa Rose Davey. Her name was randomly picked for being a fan of 92127 Magazine on Facebook. She won 2 BBQ’s Galore Cooking School gift certificates (value $120). Thank you for being a fan! You can search for 92127 Magazine on Facebook. Congratulations to Tara Pritchett. Her name was randomly picked for subscribing to the 92127 Magazine eNewsletter. She won 2 BBQ’s Galore Cooking School gift certificates (value $120). You can subscribe by visiting www.92127magazine.com. (dates & events subject to change)

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SPORTS Registration &

Camps

League Registrations

Frozen Ropes Camps (see ad below) MLK Day Camp 01/18 Winter Break Camp 02/15 to 02/19

4S Ranch Little League & ASA Girls Softball Registration 01/07 at Frozen Ropes (5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) www.4SRLL.com and www.4SRGSBL.com

Parks & Rec League Info

Rancho Bernardo Little League Registration 01/05 at RB S&T Club (5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) www.RBLL.org

www.sdparks.org

Adult Men’s Basketball League - 4S Ranch Sports Park “Monday” League begins 01/16 “Sunday” League begins 01/17 Youth Roller Hockey League - 4S Ranch Sports Park League begins 01/09

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Rancho Bernardo Girls Softball Registration 01/02 at Round Table Pizza (noon - 2:00 p.m.) www.RBGirlsSoftball.org 4S Ranch Soccer Sign-ups 01/01 to 02/15 Regular Registration Fee 02/16 to 03/01 Late Registration Fee (Waiting List after 03/01) www.4SRanchSoccer.com

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the

Mortgageminute

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our home is perhaps the most important investment you will ever make. Not only in helping to secure your family’s financial future but also determining where your children will go to school. Few decisions will carry more weight than where you choose to live! With the volatility in the Real Estate industry these days, it can be difficult to feel like you are making informed decisions that are best for you and your family. We apply the highest standards of excellence to each of our client’s mortgage transactions. It is our goal, not only to earn your business but to provide the best possible service and continue to work with our clients throughout their lifetime. Knowledge is power in any business. The more you know about your

real estate watch

mortgage and how our industry works, the better decisions you will make. We will make sure you are provided with all the knowledge you need to make the best decision for your family. Our ethics, our integrity, and our high standards are what have kept General Mortgage Corporation strong where other lenders have failed. During these days of uncertainty, we know consumers need reassurance that the company they are doing business with is one of integrity. In today’s volatile economic backdrop, it pays to be cautious and smart. If you, or someone you know, need help with home mortgage financing, call a lender like General Mortgage Corporation, a lender you can depend on. ¢

Jeff Ciccarella and Eric Olsen are mortgage professionals with General Mortgage Corporation located in Rancho Bernardo.

Sales Activity Address

For a more complete list of sold properties, log onto

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Beds Baths Est SF

Price

Address

CONTACT INFORMATION: Jeff Ciccarella & Eric Olsen Loan Officers General Mortgage Corporation (858) 673-5794

October 16 thru December 15, 2009 Beds

Baths

Est SF

Price

11420 Lucera Place

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2

1401

433,000

15477 Canton Ridge

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3

1930

630,000

17977 Valladares

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2

1482

452,250

11656 Andanza Way

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3

2376

640,000

10515 Earthstar Ct

3

2

1727

460,000

15912 Camino Codorniz

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3

2256

635,000

15815 Sunnyfield

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3

1638

475,000

15585 Via Montecristo

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3

3037

687,900

10428 Plumeria

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3

2112

530,000

8387 Kern Crescent

3

3

2420

650,000

9863 Fieldthorn Street

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3

1581

475,000

18292 Sun Maiden Court

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3

2857

677,000

11398 Turtleback Ln

3

2

1528

486,000

16628 Cimarron Crest Drive

4

3

3182

700,000

18275 High Mesa

3

2

1950

510,000

9822 Fox Valley

5

3

3300

675,000

10550 Hollingsworth

3

3

1803

515,000

15856 Monte Alto Terrace

4

3

2771

715,000

16414 Calloway Drive

4

3

2131

570,000

15050 Dove Creek

4

3

3072

719,000

10568 Hollingsworth

3

3

1873

535,000

9810 Deer Ridge Pl

4

3

3055

720,000

8333 Kern Crescent

3

4

1939

575,000

10282 Lone Bluff Drive

5

4

2987

727,500

16430 Calloway

3

3

2131

572,000

9862 Fox Valley Way

5

3

3296

745,000

16535 Manassas St.

3

3

1931

548,000

14587 Via Bettona

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5

3704

750,000

16559 Manassas Street

3

3

1931

525,000

15326 Falcon Crest Ct

4

3

3175

738,000

17892 Creciente

4

2

1808

540,000

14602 Luna Media

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4

3022

750,000

16436 Camela Walk

4

3

2131

522,000

17716 Creciente Way

4

3

2845

759,000

10157 Prairie Fawn

3

3

2166

605,000

11462 Aliento Court

4

3

2845

759,000

10258 Prairie Springs

3

3

2344

610,000

17948 Toltec

4

3

2556

740,000

9792 Tallus Glen

5

3

2188

585,000

16042 Falcon Crest

5

5

3802

860,000

11524 Danza

4

3

2226

615,000

14662 Via Monteverde

3

3

2588

748,000

17357 Eagle Canyon Place

3

3

2797

620,310

8253 Katherine Claire Lane

4

3

2613

730,000

11304 Monticook

4

3

2170

592,000

15985 Cayenne Ridge

5

4

3918

770,000

15568 Bristol Ridge

3

3

2269

610,000

9880 Fox Meadow Road

5

3

3300

785,000

17782 Weaving Lane

3

3

2281

615,000

7658 Via Vivaldi

5

5

3600

805,000

10128 Lone Quail

5

3

3112

655,000

16346 Pinto Ridge

5

4

3412

825,000

15578 New Park Terrace

3

3

2861

657,000

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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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in our own

BACKYARD

At a Glance Items to take: • • • • • • •

water, water , water comfortable shoes layered clothing bug repellent sunscreen camera bike (optional)

Local outdoor adventures

Exploring

Lake Hodges

Bicycle Pedestrian Bridge

Route:

Lake Hodges Bridge

Time:

30 minutes to all day

Degree of Difficulty: Beginner - good for the entire family

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eginning in May of last year, the trip around nearby Lake Hodges by foot or bicycle got about nine miles shorter. Formally named the “David Kreitzer Lake Hodges Bicycle Pedestrian Bridge” in honor of a long-time supporter of parks and volunteer, the more than $10 million span connects trails in Rancho Bernardo to trails in Escondido -- and allows hikers and cyclists to avoid a long detour in order to circle the lake. Located about 1,000 feet west of Interstate 15, the stressed ribbon style bridge is 990 feet long and 12 feet wide and worth the time of local residents to explore -- even if it’s just to walk across and back. Benches are provided for people to stop, rest and enjoy the view. It is the longest stressed ribbon bridge in the world, and one of only six similarly styled structures in the Western Hemisphere. Long and thin, the design 10

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allows the bridge to be light but strong. It’s deck is made of 87 precast concrete panels (10 feet long and 16 inches thick) that rest on support cables from shore to shore. The style -- designed by T.Y. Lin International and Safdie-Rabines Architects -- was selected for two primary reasons: It enables a long span between piers in the lake (330 feet, so only two piers are necessary); and it enables a narrow profile. According to county officials, this makes the bridge aesthetically pleasing and a match for the scenic reservoir -- and also lessens the impact on the environment and wildlife. Lighting is powered by solar panels atop a structure that forms a shaded seating area on the north shore adjacent to the bridge. Construction began on the project January | February 2010

in February 2007, under the supervison of FCI Constructors. Planning began more than a decade ago by the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority, which also selected the bridge’s name. Kreitzer, a Rancho Bernardo resident and former San Diego County Planning Commission chairman, is a longtime supporter of San Dieguito River Park. ¢ 92127magazine.com


YOUR

Neighbor’s Recipe!

WHAT’S

FOR DINNER?

Chicken Breasts with Chipotle Sauce INGREDIENTS: 8 Skinless & boneless chicken breast halves Salt, pepper and paprika 4 Tablespoons butter 1 Cup chicken broth 2 Tablespoons oil 2 Chipotle peppers 1 Onion cut into thin wedges ½ lb Monterrey Jack cheese 4 Tablespoons plain bread crumbs 3 Cups of Sour Cream 1) Preheat oven to 350˚F

2) Remove any excess fat from chicken, rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle each chicken breast with salt, pepper and paprika.

3) In a large pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter with the oil. When hot, add the chicken to the pan (in 2 batches if necessary to avoid crowding), sauté to brown the outside, leaving chicken half cooked. Transfer to a baking pan that holds all the chicken in one layer (set aside).

4) In the same pan, add a little more oil and onion. Cook until caramelized, stirring constantly, then set aside. 5) In another pan, melt 2 tbsp of butter w/ bread crumbs until golden. Add 1 cup chicken broth and boil until thickened.

6) In a blender, blend sour cream and chipotle peppers (add more if you like spicy), add to chicken broth and boil for 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking. If sauce is too thick you can add more broth. 7) Pour sauce and onions over the chicken. Sprinkle cheese over everything and bake for 20 minutes. 8) Remove and serve with rice.

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The chef behind the recipe!

We want your recipe!! How to submit your favorite recipe: Email us at recipe@suscomedia.com. Be sure to include specific detailed preparation & cooking instructions. Don’t forget to include the following: 1) picture of food 2) picture of person or family 3) information about person or family

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Maria and Eduardo have lived in 4S Ranch since 2001 (one of the firsts!). They have 3 beautiful children, Maria (14), Eduardo (12) and Ana (10). Maria is an amazing chef and frequently does private cooking parties for her friends. She was very generous to share with us one of her favorite recipes. We hope you all enjoy!

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Dine Out Locally for

LESS!

One of the first things to get slashed from the family budget during tough times is eating out. Luann McCleery has changed all that. She has created a card that allows consumers to dine out more frequently at their favorite local restaurants, offering a “Buy 1, Get 1 Free up to the max. value”. This card was enormously successful in Texas and Oklahoma, and she has brought this concept to San Diego. Luann has an advertising background which provided her the inspiration to create and market a “dining card” to 8 different markets when she lived in Texas and Oklahoma. Three and a half years ago, Luann moved from Salt Lake City to San Diego where she married her husband Brad. With the help of her husband, daughter Nauni, and son-inlaw Eric - who does the graphics for The Conan O’Brien Show - she is introducing her 2nd card to the Rancho Bernardo and surrounding areas. Luann’s new card is called “Epicurious,” and is now available for purchase. The card is convenient to carry in purses or wallets, and features 12 favorite local restaurants in and around Rancho Bernardo. The restaurants participating in Luann’s Epicurious card are: Bernard’O, Café Luna,

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Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co., Beach Grass Café, Café Merlot, El Comal, Nugents Firegrille, Athens Market Café, Bistro Lili, On The Border, Bite of Boston, and Poway Sushi Lounge. The card, which costs only $38 (valued at $990) allows you the opportunity to repeatedly dine at these excellent local restaurants six times Each, at great savings to you! The card helps encourage more dining out locally. ¢

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Porter Family Feels at Home in 4S Ranch

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es and Jennifer Porter have only lived in 4S Ranch since July 2009, but -- after moving often since marrying 11 years ago -- they now truly feel at home in a community that matches their lifestyle and interests. “We moved five times as a family,” Wes Porter said. “And we hope to be in the San Diego area long-term.” The Porters chose the Palomino neighborhood in 4S Ranch as their new home primarily because of the schools, the community and the proximity to Wes’ work location in Carmel Valley. Noting that their three sons enjoy sports, swimming, organizations such as Cub Scouts and playing at the park, it’s easy for the Porters to see how 4S Ranch matches well with the family. Wes Porter, whose given name is Jonathan, is Vice President of Ethics and Compliance for San Diego-based CareFusion Corp. (a medical device company). Jennifer 14

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Porter is a registered dietitian, but is focused for now on being a full-time mother to the couple’s three children: James, age 7; Matthew, age 5; and Christopher, age 3, who also spends time “helping Mommy cook and shop.” Despite only recently moving to 4S Ranch, the Porters do have family support nearby -- which is always important for a young family. Wes Porter grew up in Los Angeles, where his family (which includes a twin sister and two older twin siblings) still resides. “It’s great having family close to us,” he said. Jennifer Porter is originally from Missouri. Interestingly, the recent move to Southern California is not their first San Diego experience. Wes and Jennifer were living in St. Louis when they decided to marry in 1998, but chose San Diego’s Hotel Del Coronado as the site for their nuptials -- at the time unaware the region would eventually be called “home”. ¢

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Offers a Different Kind of Fitness to the Community -- This article courtesy of CrossFit PIA

CrossFit PIA

opened its doors at the 4S Ranch Village in September this year, offering what it terms “a different kind of fitness” to the community: A broad, general and inclusive fitness system designed to increase capability. Whether you’re a professional athlete, a gym enthusiast , or a housewife, the Crossfit difference has the stuff to make you better at whatever you do. And it’s visible as soon as you walk in the facility. First, there are no machines (well, almost none). There are several Concept 2 rowing machines, but that is it. The philosophy is simple -- members need to learn to work with the most important machine first…their own bodies. To do this, CrossFit takes the basics and the best from several different disciplines and combines them into a single comprehensive training system. Members learn movements from gymnastics, Olympic weightlifting, speed and distance running, and even power lifting. This unique approach leads many to describe CrossFit as the “sport of fitness”. Participants definitely realize a competitive edge with most CrossFit workouts. Usually, workouts are conducted in small to large groups. Members get to compete with each other and usually they also compete against the clock. The idea is not to do the most work; rather, the idea is to do the most work correctly. That’s why there are always at least two CrossFit certified trainers per class, training experts whose goal is to motivate and instruct members during their workouts. What really separates CrossFit PIA from other fitness facilities are the people involved with the unique facility. The owners, Al and Doug, live right here in 4S Ranch. The trainers are also products of our growing community. Jared, Kevin and Lee have been providing quality training in the area for about four years, and now they call CrossFit PIA home. With more than 17 years of combined training experience, they not only know what they are doing – but they also are directly responsible for thousands of lost pounds of body fat and inches for clients over the years. The beauty of Crossfit is in its “scalability”. Anyone can do it -- regardless of age, condition or ability. Another distinction is the care and quality given to properly assess each client’s individual needs. Before participating in Crossfit group training classes, each member is taught nine basic movements that serve as the foundation for everything else involved in the program. During these individual or small group training classes, the trainers not only get to know the members – but they also get to know their bodies. This personal involvement 16

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enables the trainers to customize any workout to the unique needs of the member. In many fitness facilities, the service stops as soon as you pay your membership fees. Despite paying, participants have no one to help them learn to move correctly or to guide them on how to reach their fitness goals. Even with the help of a personal trainer, the member is usually working out alone and paying on average about $60 a week for access and training (and some members actually often pay a lot more than that). But that is not the case at CrossFit PIA. Members never work out alone. The trainers are always there, ready to lead their members through another tough workout or ready to answer

provide its members with quality, nonbiased information regarding areas of health -- including nutrition, cardiovascular health, posture and hormonal balance. This weekend lecture series begins in January and is completely free to the community. “We’re so much more than a little gym,” said Lee. “We’re the place that you come to for answers and results. People deserve more from their gym than an elliptical machine and billing problems. People deserve a place that helps to put them on a path to wellness staffed by professional coaches who know the names of the members that they service. That’s what we do here at CrossFit PIA.” It is very simple and convenient to

another tough question. “They’re always there for me,” said member Patricia Ortiz. “I’ve trained with Lee and his team for over a year and I have gotten outstanding results. I feel like every workout was built just for me every time. They really care about me and my goals and it shows in the quality and creativity of the programs that they design.” Training starts at 6a.m. and goes until 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, the staff opens the doors for everyone at 9:30 a.m. and 11a.m. for a free CrossFit workout. And, of course, the Crossfit staff is always quite responsive to the needs of the members. They have the flexibility to come early or stay later to take care of members. “That’s what it’s all about,” said Lee, the facility’s leader. “Here, my staff and I are able to address everything that the client needs. Whether that’s addressing dysfunction or improving performance or altering body composition, we do it all here.” Crossfit PIA has partnered with several local health care experts to

find out more about Crossfit PIA; just stop by the facility located at 16625 Dove Canyon Road in 4S Ranch Village center next to the Chevron gasoline station. Individuals also can visit Crossfit PIA online at www.crossfit pia. com for information and details.

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Or, for the more adventurous, just stop by the facility any Saturday at 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. for an invigorating – and free -- workout. No matter what your New Year’s fitness resolutions might be, these guys have the skills to help you achieve them! ¢

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1. Annika Lo playing at “The Frog” fountain in 4S Commons (photo by her uncle Kevin Nakagawa) 2. Diva’s Night at the Boys & Girls Club 3. Meet Santa Claus at the 4S Ranch Library 4. Eight year old 4S Ranch soccer player James Schwarzschild after scoring a goal (photo by Victor Tung) 5. Mr. & Mrs. Claus at the Boys & Girls Club 6. The Prentiss family dog at the ballpark

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RANCHO SANTA FE FIRE DEPT. a look at 4S Ranch’s

“STATION #2” photos by Tiffany Pond

Q&A with the RSF fire chief Editor’s Note: 4S Ranch neighborhoods and businesses are protected and serviced by the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District, for both fire and medical emergencies. Among the four RSFFPD stations is Station #2, which is responsible for 4S Ranch neighborhoods and is located at 16930 Four Gee Road. For this issue, we talked to RSFFPD Fire Chief Nicholas Pavone.

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What is the structure for Station #2, which is located in 4S Ranch?

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As Fire Chief, I manage and oversee all four Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District stations, including Station #2. Each station has 3 shifts, and each shift has a captain, engineer, firefighter paramedic. The station also has two medics/emergency medical technicians.

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Do fire station personnel work at a single station, or do they move around among the four Fire District stations?

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Typically (station personnel) rotate once per year; however, employees bid on stations, based on seniority. The workers need to be familiar with all stations in the district, (and are) typically limited to two years at a given station – regardless of seniority.

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The Fire District is governed by an elected fivemember Board of Directors. Are any of the board members residents of the Zip Code 92127 area?

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Yes, Tom Hickerson. The five member board members are elected at large, with three members elected November 2008. Two positions will be selected in November 2010.

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When was Station #2 in 4S Ranch opened, and how does it compare to the other stations in the Fire District?

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The 4S Ranch Station on Four Gee Road was dedicated in January 2003, and opened late 2002. It is very typical of other stations, and approximately 10,000 square feet of space. It sets on 2.5 acres (of land), which is not typical.

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How and why was the decision made to include the district training facility at the Station #2 location?

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The developer (Kellwood) provided the site and construction of the station as a condition of the 4S Ranch development. The area is a good place for training due to the open space that surrounds it, and the acreage at the location (2.5 acres).

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What equipment is permanently or typically operating out of Station #2 in 4S Ranch?

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(Equipment at the station includes a) “Type 1” fire engine, a “Type 3” brush engine, and a Medical Transport Unit. This is typical of most stations (although not all stations have a Medical Transport Unit).

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How large is the area served by Station #2?

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All four stations of the Rancho Sante Fe Fire Protection District serve a 42 square-mile area. The response time is typically five-to-seven minutes maximum.

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Many fire stations include pets or mascots, such as a Dalmatian; are there any at Station #2?

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No (chuckle).

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What is the typical shift for firefighters at Station #2?

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Personnel work an average of 10 24-hour shifts per month (8 a.m. to 8 a.m.). This averages to a 56-hour work week.

1. Firefighter/Paramedic Trever Krueger, Engineer John Kinney, and Captain Dan Carey 2. Local Rancho Santa Fe Fire Dept. conducting a drill at the local 4S Ranch Station #2 3. Carlsbad Fire Dept. invited to participate in drill at the local 4S Ranch Station #2

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Firefighters are often known for their cooking skills -- does Station #2 have a resident “top chef”, someone who has a reputation for good meals?

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Well, let’s just say that some are experts in cooking, while others should focus on cleanup. (laughing).

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How many emergency calls are dispatched from Station #2 per month on average?

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Approximatley 80-to-90 calls per month. Station #2 is the second busiest station in the Fire District.

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What is the most common type of call to which personnel at Station #2 responds?

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Emergency Medical Services amounts for 70-80% of the calls to Station #2.

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Is there any type of on-going training for personnel at Station #2 that occurs on a regular basis?

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A minimum of two hours per shift is for training (probably two-to-four hours realistically). Personnel focus on basics, career development, technical training, drills, and continuing education. They also participate in rotating education training through teleconferencing.

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What is the most common misconception about firefighters and emergency personnel?

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That they are sitting around all day when they are not out on a call. The reality is that they are very busy with mandatory training and inspections.

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Describe the best or most gratifying aspect of serving the residents of 4S Ranch in Station #2?

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Being a public servant and providing for the community. Each person knows that on any given day, they could have the ability to save a life and make a huge difference. This is something that all of our personnel take very seriously.

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For James Limjoco, quality restaurant cuisine needs a

unique ingredient not often found in the San Diego area. It’s certainly missing in chain eateries, he feels. That missing ingredient, according to Limjoco: “Soul”. He believes “soul” separates the better eateries from the average. And he definitely believes the food at Sublime, located at 10550 Craftsman Way, Suite 186 in 4S Ranch, has it. “There are two things that I think stand out the most in creating a better dining experience: the food, and the environment we create, which I believe are very much related,” said Limjoco, the owner and chef at Sublime Pizza, which opened locally in 2008. “The food is an aspect that I have concentrated on for a long time now. There are many different ways to create and present food, and if you know some of the techniques involved you can really elevate the way certain types of food taste.” Specializing in what Limjoco describes as “gourmet comfort food”, Sublime has 17 types of “Mac ‘n Cheese”; 13 types of grilled cheese sandwiches; 20 types of pizzas; truffle fries; creamy tomato basil soup, and many more items. “We essentially have the types of food that warm up your bellies, and satisfy your souls,” said the restaurant owner – who is originally from the San Francisco area, but spent four years in New Orleans perfecting his craft. And where did Limjoco come up with the restaurant’s name? “I think the word ‘sublime’ best epitomizes the type of food we

like to do here,” he said. “Eating food is such a wonderful experience, from the flavors, the smells, the textures -- to the creativity that can be achieved by combining all of those same aspects, strange or not. When you take a bite of something absolutely delectable, and there are multiple sensations going on in your mouth and mind, all I can think of is “sublime.” Sublime Pizza – which was formerly known as Del Mar CONTINUED ON PAGE 25

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Seth Young Kim Age: 10 Born: Palo Alto, California School: Stone Ranch Elementary Grade: 5th Parents: Henry & Tammi Kim

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eadership seemingly comes natural for Stone Ranch Elementary’s 10-year-old Student Council President Seth Young Kim. The son of Henry and Tammi Kim, Seth – who has a younger sister named Emma -- has lived in 4S Ranch for five years, attending Stone Ranch Elementary since kindergarten. Seth became interested in student government last year when he was nominated to be his 4th grade class representative. When he brought up the idea of running for student council president to his parents, they were supportive and eager to provide guidance and support. Very confident in his abilities and focused on getting the president’s position, one of Seth’s election posters stated “it is evident that Seth should be president.” He started his campaign speech by saying “even though I may be as tall as a 2nd grader, there is nothing that I can’t do when I set my mind to it.” Still, Seth said he was very surprised when he learned that he had been elected to the position. He enjoys the responsibilities and rewards that come along with the title – such as serving his fellow classmates and the entire student body at the school. And he takes the duties of student government president

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very seriously, diligently coordinating and running meetings every other Wednesday during lunch hour. During these meetings, the elected council members discuss and approve upcoming events; review details of fundraisers and school spirit days; and plan other activities, such as the popular “Teacher Stunt Days” (Seth recalls a recent stunt day when Stone Ranch Elementary Principal Cindy Venolia was doused with a bucket of ice water!).

“If you are looking for a young man that epitomizes the role of a leader, look no further than Seth. He is a remarkable boy, with confidence combined with caring and respect.” - Cindy Venolia, Principal When Seth is not busy with school politics, he enjoys playing a variety of sports in the local community leagues such as baseball, tennis, soccer and basketball. But Seth has a difficult time picking a favorite – because he simply likes all of them so much. Although math is currently Seth’s favorite subject, he is not quite ready to decide what he wants to do when he grows up. He does, though, look forward to continuing his involvement in student government when he moves on to Oak Valley Middle School next year. ¢

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Pizza, prior to its acquisition by Limjoco – features succulent, moist rotisserie chicken on its pizzas and goes to great lengths to ensure the quality of its French fries. “Yes, they are fresh cut, but it takes many steps in order to ensure that these come out a perfect crispness on the outside while maintaining the meat of the potato to give it all the flavor,” Sublime’s owner said. “They must be cut, then blanched in ice water…overnight. The next day a batch is lightly fried, then set out on baking trays. After setting, the batch is fried again just to give the fries that golden brown color and crispness it needs.” Limjoco is adamant about making sure all of Sublime’s menu items have nothing but fresh flavors, something he sees lacking at many restaurants. “Our food is made with a lot of love and attention paid to it, and I do not believe a lot of restaurants in the area can match that,” he said. “And we don’t need a pretentious price tag to show that our food is good.” Born in Daly City, Calif. (just south of San Francisco), Limjoco attended Tulane University’s School of Business in New Orleans. He comes from what he describes as a traditional Filipino family, where all the food was made with love and you could “actually taste the soul” in the dishes. “I got my love for the fine dining aspect of food, and learning various techniques, from living in such culinary capitals as New Orleans and San

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Francisco – and spending a good part of my life in Manhattan,” he said. “Creating food became a primary hobby, as I was obsessed with following admired chefs, traveling to distant places just to get a glimpse of their creations.” Given the current economic situation, Limjoco knew the risk he was taking in leaving a high-level national sales position with a major corporation in order to open Sublime. “For me it was now or never” to open a restaurant, he said. “Either I take the jump now and pursue my dream to own and run my own establishment, or I look for another job in sales.” And the married father of an infant daughter is confident he made the right decision. “I am so adamant about having only fresh flavors in our restaurant,” he said, that the only item on the menu that is frozen is the ice cream dessert. “Everything is made from scratch. We have a variety of fresh-made aioli…and you can really taste the difference. Everything is made to order, and with attention given to it as if we were making it for an individual we are trying to impress with our food.” Limjoco believes his customers can taste his passion in the food he serves. “We shred our own cheese, make our own sauce, roast our own veggies -- everything is just better when fresh,” he said. “It is like going to a family dinner, because of the comforting aspect of the food.” ¢

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letters from our readers

Hello 92127 Mag! I just saw your premier issue. Great magazine for the community. My name is Mark Crisostomo. I coach the “Blue Lightning”. They are a Girls Under 8 recreational soccer team here in 4S Ranch. This past Saturday they accomplished something very rare in sports... even for this young age level. They just completed a PERFECT SEASON. They were 9-0 in regular season play and then went 3-0 in the End of Season Tournament to win their division championship for Fall 2009. It was a pretty spectacular season! The team scored a total of 57 goals while only allowing 8 goals. The girls demonstrated a perfect example of teamwork all season. I can’t describe how proud I am of these girls. Would it be possible to mention them in your next issue? Very respectfully, Mark A. Crisostomo

The Maybeck and Pienza neighborhood families have started what is to become a great tradition -- the 4S Ranch Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. We had about 15 families participate. The adults ran a five mile loop around 4S Ranch and the kids did a 1/4 mile Turkey Trot around our two neighborhoods. It was so much fun and we can’t wait to do it again next year with, what we hope, will be a great big turnout. Thought you would like to let the community know about it so next year, we can really have a sanctioned running race on Thanksgiving morning. Everyone in our neighborhood has been raving about the 92127 Magazine. We loved getting the first issue!!! Thanks so much. Tara Pritchett 26

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Outdoor Living Turn your backyard into an entertainment headquarters

by Mike Lamprides

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ore and more people are using their backyards as additional living space. San Diego’s climate is ideal for year round outside entertainment. Turning your backyard into an entertainment headquarters may be less expensive and easier than you think. However, there are a few very important things to consider before you jump into any type of home or backyard remodel. CREATE A BUDGET. Proper financial planning can eliminate future headaches. PLAN FOR THE FUTURE. Determine your future needs for your family and outdoor entertainment. Even if you create your backyard masterpiece in phases, you may be able to save big bucks by planning for proper layout and construction. HIRE A LICENSED CONTRACTOR. Start your project off right and protect your investment by hiring an experienced and reputable licensed contractor. Check your contractor’s references and ask to see previous work if practical.

Drought Tolerance is another thing to consider

when planning your backyard makeover. With the current water shortage, it pays to work with a contractor that specializes in drought tolerance. Knowledgeable and proper construction of hardscape, combined with intelligent irrigation and the correct selection of vegetation, will prove to be both attractive and cost effective for years to come. ¢

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