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on the cover

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Honoring the Greatest

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Something For Everyone

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Music Magic

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Holiday Survival

contents

They fought for freedom North County Soccer Park offers leagues, camps, training, and more!

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Nighthawk Marching Band building lasting legacies 5 tips for a low-stress holiday season

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Community Events & Info

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Sports Registrations & Info

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Student Stars

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What’s for Dessert?

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Local Family

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Community Stuff

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Out & About

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In Our Own Backyard

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Community Volunteer

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Faces in the Crowd

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Local activities & happenings The latest sign-up information Oak Valley black belt has high goals

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Meloney Riley’s Pumpkin Roll Meet the Cox family Local community announcements Local community pictures Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead Taylor proud to help build memories Skeen treasures family, lifestyle

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Real Estate Watch

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Merchant Profile

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Merchant Profile

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Library Schedule

Green Living Did you know about the Bicycle Commuter Act? A look at Carmel Mountain Dental Care A look at Savvy Interiors

Local Market Place Community Chalkboard

PHOTO CONTEST

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Del Norte High School band member Clara Girardet

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:::: FROM THE PUBLISHER Believe It: Beginning Our Third Year! It was the first week of November, back in 2009. It was a whole new, innovative approach to publishing – and presenting community information to residents. It was the distribution of the first issue 92127 Magazine, delivered to single family homes and condominiums in Del Sur, Santaluz, 4S Ranch, High Country West, Santa Fe Valley, Westwood and surrounding areas. The positive impact was immediate and dramatic. Only 32 pages – as compared to this issue’s 80 pages – it obviously contained much fewer articles on local people, events and activities. Still, readers expressed to us verbally and in writing how thrilled they were to have a new colorful, glossy magazine (and new website, www.92127Magazine.com) of their very own. A lot of the regular departments in this current issue appeared originally in that first magazine: The local events calendar; “In Our Own Backyard” about local outdoor adventures (the first one was “Exploring Black Mountain”); “Your Neighbor’s Recipe” (“Schmitt’s Grilled Flap Steak”); the “Local Family” (the Rebecca and Brian Austin family of 4S Ranch); the “Q&A”, initially with Greg Mizel, principal at DNHS; “Student Stars” feature on Tehya Foussat; “Community Chalkboard”, and “Home Tips”. We were overwhelmed by the positive response. We were humbled. And we were grateful. Starting any new business is a challenge. The U.S. and the San Diego region still in recession, adding further pitfalls in our path. And, of course, publishing and advertising business segments were consolidating dramatically in those days. However, with the support of our Charter Advertisers in that 2009 November-December “Premiere Issue” of 92127 Magazine – and our dedicated readers – we not only survived, but thrived. With this issue, we enter our third year of publishing the magazine – one of the fastest-growing, most successful start-up publications in the U.S. Just as the publication has changed, so have expectations of both advertisers and readers. That’s our challenge going forward: To ensure that every issue improves on the previous, that every issue is relevant, and meaningful, and entertaining; and that every issue prompts a smile, a knowing nod, or a warm heart. Going into our new year, as always, continue to give us your feedback. Send us your photos, your recipes, and your suggestions on people to feature in the magazine. We’re open to all your ideas, suggestions and thoughts. Oh, and enjoy this issue! All the best, Derrick Breaux, PUBLISHER

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92129 Magazine // RANCHO PENASQUITOS Torrey Highlands Author Having E-Success Publisher

Derrick Breaux

Editor Emeritus

Carolyn McElhaney

Executive Director of Business Development Suzy-Beth Sarver

Director of Production Tara Pritchett

Art Director

Tyler McElhaney

Graphic Design Katie Mott

Photography

Spark Photography

Administrative Assistant Heather Lockwood

Contributors

Sarabeth Graml Zeena Gregg S. Harbin Hill Lori Lum Jennifer Sousa Wynne Love 92127 Magazine is published locally six times per year by Susco Media Inc. ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any content in this publication without prior written permission is strictly prohibited. 92127 Magazine’s publication of information provided by advertisers (paid or unpaid) – or other companies or individuals – does not represent an endorsement or verification of accuracy. 92127 Magazine assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or liability for the content of advertising placed in the publication (or on the 92127Magazine.com website).

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Dee De Tarsio is experiencing success with her first novel: 10,000 digital downloads for “The Scent of Jade”.

New Farmers Market in PQ

Mt. Carmel Certified Farmers Market now 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sundays at Mt. Carmel High School, benefiting PTSA.

New Trail Connects to Black Mountain

A new packed dirt trail in Del Sur begins at Old Stonefield Park, goes into Spreckels Canyon, and features a canyon-view lookout. For more information and articles, visit www.92129Magazine.com

92128 Magazine // RANCHO BERNARDO, CARMEL MTN RANCH, SABRE SPRINGS Carmel Mountain Ranch Festival

SDNCC plans the 16th Annual Carmel Mountain Ranch Holiday Festival on Dec. 4.

Bertrand Family Values

John and Barbara Bertrand Raised four successful sons and built an impressive music business, Bertrand’s Music.

A New Mayor in Town

Honorary Mayor Robin Kaufman about to give up her position, but she’ll still be really busy with other volunteer responsibilities. For more information and articles, visit www.92128Magazine.com

92064 Magazine // POWAY Poway High Graduate Wins Big

Poway High School graduate Brian Rast won the $1.7 million first prize in the Poker Player’s Championship in Las Vegas.

Cajun Music in Poway

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, a Grammy Award-winning Cajun band performs Jan. 21 at Poway Center for the Performing Arts.

How Far Can You Carry Your Dog?

Poway Park Ranger Doug Johnston has carried his 8-year-old Labradoodle on his back for 5,800 miles. For more information and articles, visit www.92064Magazine.com

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

92131 Magazine // SCRIPPS RANCH A Couple with Community Passion

Jim Peterniti and Mary Drummond not only are spouses, they’re also Co-Executive Vice Presidents for the Scripps Ranch Civic Association.

‘Raising the Bar’ for Rady

Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Scripps Ranch Unit plans “Raising the Bar” benefit event Oct. 22, with wine, fine dining and music. Information at 858-831-9179.

A Unique Neighborhood Watch

Scripps Ranch’s Neighborhood Watch features a unique communication program and coverage of the community – with 1,400 residences on an emergency “email blast” list. For more information and articles, visit www.92131Magazine.com

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community events & information

DEC 3 1pm

A Cappella Holiday Concert

NOV 5 7am-12noon

Scripps Ranch A Cappella Singers in festive period costumes perform at 4S Ranch Library. Free admission. www.4sranchlibrary.blogspot.com

Rummage Sale and Open Market New and used items available at Del Norte High School special benefit event. www.powayusd.com/pusddnhs

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‘Shop Til You Drop’ Day Kid Craft Boutique Day benefits Monterey Ridge Elementary in 4S Ranch. www.powayusd.com/pusdmres

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2nd Annual Thank You Run

10K, 5K and kid runs at 4S Ranch Community Park. www.thankyourun.org

DEC 1 12pm-7pm

DEC 15 3pm-5pm

3rd Annual Holiday Boutique

Winter Carnival

More than 30 selected vendors expected at benefit for Willow Grove Educational Foundation at 14727 Via Azul. Free admission. www.powayusd.com/pusdwges

NOVEMBER EVENTS

Special holiday event at the Boys and Girls Club of 4S Ranch. www.sdyouth.org/locations

11/11 Veterans Day 11/11

11/16 Until 11/16 Poinsettia Sale Supporting Del Norte Music Program To order call Sara D. at 858-449-0220 Poinsettias ready for pick-up 12/6 www.powayusd.com/pusddnhs www.powayusd.com/pusddnhs

11/14 Fore Willow Grove! 11/14 2 2nd Annual Willow Grove Golf Tournament Santaluz Golf Club www.willowgrovefoundation.org

11/4 McTeacher Night 11/4 4 pm - 7 pm Turtleback Elementary School Carmel Mountain Ranch McDonalds www.powayusd.com/pusdtbkes www.powayusd.com/pusdtbkes

11/19 Ricky Nelson Remembered Concert Concert 11/19 Poway Center for the Performing Arts www.powayarts.org www.powayarts.org

11/5 11/4 - 11/5 Adopt-A-Family Sign-ups for a family to adopt. Gifts needed by 11/30 - 12/2 Oak Valley Middle School www.powayusd.com/pusdovms

11/24 2 11/24 2nd Annual Thank You Run 10K, 5K and kid run 4S Ranch Community Park www.thankyourun.org www.thankyourun.org

11/5 Rummage Sale and Open Market Market (new and used) 11/5 8 am - Noon Del Norte High School www.powayusd.com/pusddnhs www.powayusd.com/pusddnhs

4S Ranch Annual Pictures with Santa determined Time and date to be determined www.4SConnect.com www.4SConnect.com

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Daylight Savings Time Ends

11/8 Bedtime Stories with Mrs Velolia Velolia 11/8 6 pm - 6:30 pm Stone Ranch Elementary www.powayusd.com/pusdsres www.powayusd.com/pusdsres 10

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DECEMBER EVENTS

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12/2 Boys and Girls Club - 30th Annual Christmas Tree Lane Rancho Bernardo Inn Grand Fashion Show Brunch 9 am - 11:30 am Grand Fashion Show Lunch 1 pm - 3:30 pm Prices Vary www.sdyouth.org 12/3 Boys and Girls Club - 30th Annual Christmas Tree Lane Rancho Bernardo Inn Breakfast with Santa 9:30 am - 11:30 am “Deck the Halls” Evening Gala 6 pm - 12 am Prices Vary www.sdyouth.org 12/10 Holiday Extravaganza 10 am - 1 pm Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center http://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation 12/11 - 12/13 Winter Coat Drop Off 12/15 - 12/16 Winter Coat Exchange Turtleback elementary www.powayusd.com/pusdtbkes 12/13 Shop Til You Drop Kid Craft Boutique Day Monterey Ridge Elementary www.powayusd.com/pusdmres 12/15 Winter Carnival 3 pm - 5 pm Boys and Girls Club of 4S Ranch www.sdyouth.org/locations 12/19 - 1/2

Winter Break

RECURRING EVENTS Second Monday of every month Executive Committee Meetings Swim and Tennis Club www.rbcommunitycouncil.com

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First Tuesday of every month 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm Monterey Ridge Educational Foundation Meetings Monterey Ridge Elementary School Village D www.mresfoundation.org Fourth Thursday of every month 7 pm Rancho Bernardo Community Council Meetings Second floor of RB Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Dr. www.rbcommunitycouncil.com (dates & events subject to change)

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SPORTS Registration &

Announcements

Registration Info

2nd Annual Turkey Bash - www.4srgsl.clubspaces.com 11/18 - 11/20 4S Ranch Sports Park - Wells Fargo Field

4S Ranch Girls Spring Softball - www.4srgsbl.com 12/3 | Sweet things

4S Ranch Girls Softball seeking to fill open Board positions www.4srgsbl.com Seaside Volleyball Club Boys VolleyHigh League – www.seasidevbc.org Open play through 12/10 14s (8 Grade & Below) Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm & Fridays 4:30-6:30 pm th

High School (9 Grade & Above) Mondays 5:00-7:00 pm and Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm th

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4S Ranch Little League Spring Baseball - www.4srll.com 4S Ranch Spring Youth Soccer - www.4sranchsoccer.com Youth Lacross Clinics at RBHS - www.paclax.org Early Registration until 1/2 Competitive Lacross - www.paclax.org Games start 12/4 so register early North County Soccer Park - www.ncspsoccer.com New season games always starting for all ages

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Get your kid off the sidelines and into the game! Check out these programs to get your child active, improving in their sport and strengthen self confidence while having fun.

CLASSES NOW registering for Classes for ages 3-13

years including baseball, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball and Jr. Sports & XTREME Dodgeball. Over 130 classes to choose from across North San Diego! Perfect for beginner and intermediate players.

LEAGUES

NOW registering for Fall Flag Football, Basketball, Xtreme Dodgeball and the Beginner T-Ball Leagues. Winter Youth (Basketball Registration for Rancho Bernardo and Scripps Ranch begins September 15 for grades K-2.)

Complete details and online registration available on our website. Master Sports is San Diego’s Youth Sports Recreation Leader since 1996. Convenient locations available across north San Diego.

www.MASTERyourSPORTS.com

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CAMPS

Coming Soon registration for Thanksgiving and Christmas break Multi Sport, Basketball, XTREME Dodgeball, and Adventure Laser Tag Camp and more. Camps vary by location. Ages 4-13.

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PUSD Foundation Provides Critical Support to Schools and Students

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ince being conceived and organized in 2003, the Poway Unified School District Foundation has provided more than $1.7 million in critical funding to ensure the success of local students. “Our goal is to promote getting our students ready for college, career or trade after high school,” said PUSD Foundation President Toni Kraft. “We want them to be ready for life.” Kraft stressed that the non-profit Foundation is necessary because it fills fundraising gaps for schools throughout the district. Its support is focused in three areas: ●● STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) Skills for all students. ●● College and Career Readiness. ●● Rigor, Relevance and Relationships

Supporting such a large district obviously takes a great deal of funding and sweat equity, so the Foundation currently holds two major fundraising events that bookend each year. In addition to a spring golf outing (which raised $50,000), a family-oriented event was held in October at Bernardo Winery. “We need a lot of imagination to pull these events together,” said Kraft, noting that the goal was to raise $35,000 at the October fundraiser. “We couldn’t do these things without the support of all the volunteers.” Kraft said the Foundation’s effectiveness can be seen in the many student activities and programs for which it provides funding and support: ●● Local, state and national competitions, such as DECA, Science Olympiad, and Robotics ●● Career Days and participation with industry

PUSD Foundation Profile Year Started: Address: Phone: Email: Website:

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2003 13626 Twin Peaks Road Poway, CA 92064 858-668-4041 antoinettkraft@sbcglobal.net www.powayusd.com/foundation

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partners, such as Women in Engineering; and field trips to Junior Achievement’s Biztown ●● College Fairs and career exploration programs ●● Student internships ●● Technology in the classrooms ●● Training and supplies for Project Lead the Way ●● And when transportation became an issue for the district, the Foundation formed TAKE (Transport All Kids Everyday) and made sure that all students who needed transportation were able to get to school. “Working hip-to-hip with site foundations and the district is what we are driven by,” Kraft said. “But we will need to stay ahead of the curve and relevant within the world of foundations.” According to Kraft, additional support is needed for the Foundation. “We need people to get involved with the Foundation financially, and with their energy. Don’t wait; get involved now,” she said. “These children are our future employees and future employers. We need to be sure they are well-educated.” For more information on the PUSD Foundation, visit www.powayusd.com/ foundation, call 858-668-4041 or email antoinettekraft@sbcglobal.net. ¢

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:::: STUDENT

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STARS

Name: Age: School: Grade: Parents: Sibling:

Mallika Shanti Parlikar 13 Oak Valley Middle School 8 Deven and Medha Parlikar Meera Parlikar, 10 Eshaan Parlikar, 7

Multi-Talented

Oak Valley Student

Holds Black Belt, But Ultimate Goals Still Higher by JENNIFER SOUSA

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t the age of 13, Oak Valley Middle School student Mallika Shanti Parlikar already is very goal oriented. “I promised my parents that I would get my first degree black belt (in karate) by the time I was 10 years old,” said Mallika, who lives in Bernardo Springs. “When I achieved that goal, my mother took me to Okinawa, Japan, to train with the goju ryu grand master, Sensei Morio Higaonna.” Still training today, she noted that she continues to pursue her martial arts goals. “My sensei at the Rancho Bernardo Karate Center, Steve Duz, encourages me to remain steadfast 16

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can be herself. in my commitment to accomplish my goals and “I have also trained in the traditional works with me every day to keep me focused Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam and on track to make sure I get my second under a local 4S Ranch teacher, Ms. degree belt by next summer,” said Mallika. Yogitha Bharathur, who has provided Aside from her commitment to karate, she is a very dedicated student as well. “I have been recognized “She has also taught me to be patient by getting 4th chair as a flutist and helped me understand that among 25 students within the disability does not mean inability.” first four months of starting in Oak Valley Middle School’s ~ Mallika Shanti Parlikar, band program,” said Millika, Oak Valley Middle School adding that she absolutely loves me with the opportunity to perform at her school because of her wonderful friends, various cultural functions throughout San and the fact that she feels safe and that she November | December 2011

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Diego County,” she said. But Millika – who hopes to one day be a marine biologist and singer/entertainer – still finds that her quiet time is the most special time. “I am a home body who likes to spend quality ‘alone time’ listening to music and reading,” she admitted. “I am exceptionally close to my parents and we can talk about anything at all and we have a very honest and open relationship.” She also keeps the rest of her family close, including her 10-year-old sister, Meera and younger brother Eshaan, who is age 7. As much as she strives to be a good example for them, she actually finds inspiration from her siblings. “Meera successfully fought brain cancer when she was 2 years old and has taught me to do my best at everything and never give up,” Mallika said. “She has also taught me to be patient and helped me understand that disability does not mean inability.” Based on an experience when she was younger, Mallika is working with her school to make a difference in the lives of others. “When I was five years old and visited India, I noticed some very poor people – especially children who did not have access to books and clothes. I felt a desire to do something about it,” she explained. “My father and grandmother encouraged me to talk to my school and now I am working with Oak Valley to start a drive to collect old books and clothes and ship them to India” where they will be distributed to needy children. ¢

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‘4S Foodies’ Mixes Passion for Food, Adventures by WYNNE LOVE

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ake one chef, add a gardener, and mix well in a local county library. That’s the recipe for the 4S Foodies group, the most successful adult program at the 4S Ranch Branch Library. The group was the brainchild of Kathy Jung and Laura Zuckerman, both library employees and selfdescribed “foodies.” Jung, a graduate of the California Culinary Academy, and Zuckerman, a green thumb and food enthusiast, wanted to build on their common interests. Trusting that plenty of 92127 residents would share their enthusiasm for fresh ingredients, unique preparations, and fabulous foods, they launched the 4S Foodies group in June. “We decided to bring our passion for great food and weekend food adventures to create exciting and meaningful food programs for the 4S Ranch community,” said Jung. The group meets the fourth Tuesday evening of each month at the 4S branch library. Meetings are free and open to the first 20 people

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who reserve a spot, and attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share. During the hour-long gathering, fellow foodies will share recipes, hear from a guest speaker, try new foods, field culinary trivia questions, enter to win raffle

prizes, and sample the themed dishes. Meeting themes have included topics like barbecuing, favorite recipes, and comfort food. Upcoming meetings will focus on holiday

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themes such as New Year’s Eve entertaining and Valentine’s treats. “The main purpose of our foodie group is to educate and expose people to great food and the good life,” said Zuckerman. Toward that end, Zuckerman brought goji berries and mulberries from her garden for guests to sample at the June get-together. In August, attendees enjoyed Chef John Cardona’s sliders and slaw at the neighboring Barbeques Galore in 4S Commons Town Center. The group also hosts field trips, including a tour of the Specialty Produce Warehouse, farm and market visits, apple picking, restaurant outings, and food festivals. “We hope members will discover a newfound appreciation for a diverse sampling of gourmet foods, network with others who enjoy cooking, and sharing their culinary experiences,” said Zuckerman. “Dedicated to great food and living well,” 4S Foodies blogs about its adventures at www.4sfoodies.blogspot.com. Individuals interested in making a reservation for the group’s next food-filled evening may visit the library or call the branch at 858-673-4697. ¢

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Trips Honor War Veterans Honor Flight Raises Funds For Washington DC Visits

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ancho Penasquitos resident Dom (Monte) Montemarano – a World War II veteran who landed at Omaha Beach in 1944 and participated in the Battle of the Bulge – was very moved by his first ever visit to the national war memorials in Washington D.C. earlier this year. “The most emotional impact through this experience was it brought back memories of the war for all of us on the trip,” said Montemarano, 85, who served as an Army private first class for more than two years. “Most of us were chocked up at the sight of the memorials. We regretted that those who did not survive the war didn’t have the opportunity to see this (WWII memorial, completed in 2004).” Montemarano made the trip thanks to Honor Flight San Diego, a nonprofit organization that honors veterans by funding and conducting visits to the nation’s capital and tours of the memorial. The local group – part of a national organization -- was founded in 2010 by Dave Smith of Rancho Penasquitos and Pam Russell of Rancho Bernardo. Both Smith and Russell had fathers who took an Honor Flight trip and credited that experience and its impact on them personally for becoming involved in the organization. “It is very important for the World War II veterans to make these flights to Washington because they can realize the honor and recognition paid to them for our sacrifice and how we all fought for the freedom of our country,” said Montemarano, who now works with Honor Flight San Diego raising funds for other veterans to make the trip. “I talk about the experience often. I was so impressed, not only with

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Veteran Monte Montemarano of PQ with former Sen. Elizabeth Dole at WWII Memorial in Washington DC

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Top: Former Sen. Bob Dole greets Honor Flight San Diego visitors in Washington DC Bottom (left to right): Gary Roehm, Monte Montemarano, Fred Acombs, and Dave Smith at WWII Memorial

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the memorial – but also with the organization and its dedicated work for veterans.” According to Smith, Honor Flight currently has more than 300 veterans on the waiting list in San Diego (and more than 1,200 in Southern California), and more applications arriving daily. “We depend upon donations to make these trips happen. We have the organization to take all these veterans to Washington,” he said. “All we need are the funds to complete our mission.” Honor Flight San Diego is just one of about 100 independent “hubs” linked to the national Honor Flight Network, which has funded trips for more than 65,000 veterans of various wars and military conflicts. “San Diego is running far behind other ‘hubs’ in the U.S. We’re running out of time to thank our WWII veterans,” said Smith, 59, the founder of Professional Workplace Interaction Inc., a training and consulting firm. “Our long-term goal is to take all surviving veterans that served in our wars on a ‘Mission of Honor’ to Washington. My short-term goal is to charter a 747 to get the majority of our current veterans on the local waiting list to the memorial this year.” Montemarano agrees with the urgency. “All WWII veterans should go on this trip, mobile or not,” he said. “It is the best way to show tribute to those of us left. About 1,000 veterans per day are dying – and the organization is trying to give this opportunity to them as quickly as possible.” For more information on Honor Flight San Diego or to volunteer, visit www. honorflightssandiego.org or call Dave Smith at 858-442-8337. Donations may be sent to Honor Flight San Diego, 9423 Keck Court, San Diego, CA 92129. ¢

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:::: YOUR NEIGHBOR’S RECIPE Meloney Riley’s

Pumpkin Roll Ingredients 3 1 cup 2/3 cup 1 tsp 3/4 cup 1 tsp 2 tsp 1 tsp 1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp

eggs sugar pumpkin lemon juice flour baking powder cinnamon ginger nutmeg salt

Filling

1 cup 4 oz 4 tbsp ½ tsp

powdered sugar cream cheese butter vanilla

about the chef

Directions

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Beat 3 eggs at high speed for 5 minutes. Gradually beat in sugar. Stir in pumpkin. Add lemon juice. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. 6. Add to pumpkin mixture. 7. Bake 15 minutes at 375°. 8. Turn out on towel covered with powdered sugar. 9. Roll towel and cake together. Cool thoroughly. 10. Mix filling ingredients together. 11. Beat until smooth. 12. Unroll cake and spread filling on it. 13. Reroll without towel. 14. Chill before serving. 15. Cut into slices. *Keep refrigerated *Freezes well

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eloney Riley – a 4S Ranch Branch Library Technician – grew up in southwestern Colorado near Four Corners, and her Pumpkin Roll recipe comes from a family favorite during the holidays. “This recipe is one that my mother made at Thanksgiving when I was young,” she said. “It always brings back good memories of fall weather and the whole family gathering at my parents’ house for dinner.” Riley, who lives in Ramona with her husband Michael, said the recipe looks difficult, but is actually quite easy to make. “I usually make this when I’m asked to bring a dessert for potlucks or as a treat for my co-workers,” she said. ¢

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:::: LOCAL FAMILY

Cox Family Takes Advantage of Everything Santaluz Offers by ZEENA GREGG | photos by Spark Photography

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o the Cox family, their home could be located in Northern Italy – or, in winter, even situated in the lush Scottish landscape. But Doug and Nichole Cox actually live in 92127. “The one thing that always amazes us is the landscape of Santaluz,” said Nichole, 39, a Colorado native. “Although we are in Southern California, the summer landscape looks like Tuscany, and winter gives us a taste of Scotland’s beautiful, green rolling hills. No need to travel to Europe with this right here.” Actually, since moving to Santaluz in 2002, the family takes advantage of all the area offers, including the golf course, spa, and dining options. 24

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“It is a very family friendly, safe, and beautiful gated community with amenities and activities for all of us to enjoy,” said Nichole. “Doug was an avid golfer and I was just starting to learn, so after playing several courses around the area – and then playing Santaluz – it was a no brainer.” Originally from Toronto, Canada, Doug is a true entrepreneur who started his first company at age 25. Over the past 30 years, he has launched and developed 15 businesses, including his most recent venture – Cell Tech Metals, where he is president and CEO. Nichole was in the restaurant business for the past two years, but recently decided to utilize her experience in the cosmetic industry to bring an international, patented anti-aging cream to the U.S. Parents of Lauren (almost 7), a 1st November | December 2011

“At times, we find ourselves never leaving the bubble because living in Santaluz makes it just that easy.” ~ Cox Family, Santaluz Residents

The Cox Family Profile Parents: Residence: Children: Pets:

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grader at the Nativity School in Rancho Santa Fe; and Trevor, (5), who attends a pre-K class at Horizon Prep in Rancho Santa Fe, the couple met in 2000 when Doug’s company started working with the Dallas firm that employed Nichole. Two years later, they were married and moved to the San Diego area from Northern California. “As a family living in Santaluz, we try to take advantage of all of our amenities around us. We all play golf, 3 out of 4 of us play tennis (while one sneaks up to the spa),” Nichole said, smiling. “We love to run on the Village Green – which is the largest “front yard” we all have in Santaluz. You meet other families there, pick up a game of soccer, football or baseball, or just walk around it for a little exercise.” In fact, according to Nichole, they sometimes find themselves “never leaving the bubble” because of all that Santaluz offers. She pointed out, in particular, the fitness center and the Santaluz Camp for kids. Both parents are involved with their childrens’ activities, such as YMCA Indian Princesses and the Daisy scouting troop. At home, Nichole loves to scrapbook. And the family now has a trampoline, and watches specific shows on television. “We love ‘Dancing with the Stars’ especially,” Nichole said. “Every week we all watch it and try to guess the scores before the judges announce them. The kids are really into it.” ¢

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15-year-old Eagles’ Announcer Keeps Fans Involved in Games by JENNIFER SOUSA

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eing the new kid in school is never easy, especially when you are starting middle school. Lucky for Cameron Zetterlund, there are teachers like Coach Bill Rodgers. “I was on the shy side, and didn’t have many friends because I was new – but I enjoyed hanging out with Coach Rodgers,” said Cameron, who transferred to Maranatha Christian Schools as a 6th Grader four years ago. And Rodgers – the school’s assistant athletic director – took Cameron under his watchful eye. Although Cameron was not particularly athletic, he loved sports – and Rodgers made it possible for Cameron to be involved, and step out of his “shy box” and into the world of sports. During that first winter for Cameron at Maranatha, Rodgers asked if he wanted to be the equipment manager for the junior high school basketball team. Cameron was eager to accept, and so started a journey that would lead him to even further involvement. “In the 7th Grade, Coach Rodgers asked me to join him on the scaffold so that I could spot for him while he made the announcements for the varsity football team games,” said Cameron (the scaffold makes it

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possible to see the entire football field and provide lower spectators with identification of individuals making plays on the field). It progressed from there. Cameron was at the games, compiling the statistics and spotting while Rodgers made the announcements. Then, it all changed. “One day, before the game, the public address system had been set up early. I asked Coach Rodgers if I could make the announcements, and he said yes!” said Cameron, age 15. After that, he was hooked on making the announcements – and is now officially the “Voice of the Eagles,” announcing the players and keeping the fans in the stands informed on the details and play-by-play at all the MCS home games. And it is not as easy as it appears either. Cameron prepares for each game, the same way someone would prepare for a major speech. “First, I have a notebook with my script in it,” Cameron said. “This is information so that I don’t forget to mention things like the snackbar, special

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half time events, good sportsmanship and other various things.” Cameron also reviews the officials’ names so he can announce them during games, and takes extra time to make sure he knows the correct pronounciation of players’ names. Cameron, son of Tim and Erica Zetterlund of Rancho Penasquitos, expects to attend college one day, and hopes to be the announcer for his college team – and he appears on his way: He was recognized by his classmates after a recent varsity basketball game with a trophy shaped like a microphone. ¢

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Former Oak Valley Student Points Toward 2016 Olympics in Sprint Kayaking by JENNIFER SOUSA

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national competition, he was invited to Poznan, Poland, for an Olympic Hopefuls International Regatta. “There were 19 teams from around the world competing at this event,“ said Garen. “It was a lot of fun and I got to talk to kids from around Europe about their training regimen and life in general. I have a better idea of what I need to do to better prepare for future competitions.” Garen, son of Matthew and Michelle Doyle of Poway, has won numerous awards. Most recently at Nationals in Georgia, Garen won three golf, one silver, and two bronze medals, competing in various kayaking events. Last winter, he competed in the Southern California Surf-Ski series and won first overall for Juniors (18 and under). But Garen has other interests as well. He enjoys snowboarding in Mammoth, and wakeboards in the summer while camping with the family in Northern California. “I also love working on motorcycles with my dad,” he said. “I also love to skateboard.” ¢

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:::: COMMUNITY STUFF DNHS Student Wins Tennis Tournament

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Benjamin Friedl – a freshman at Del Norte High School – recently won the 27th Annual Fallbrook Junior Tennis Championship in the 14U Singles category at the Fallbrook Tennis Club. Friedl is now ranked in the top 10 among 14U United States Tennis Assocation satellite tennis players in Southern California.

Clean Tech Corridor Topic of Event

How to make Inland North County a clean technology corridor was the primary topic at a September “Cleantech Legislative Conference” sponsored by the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce. The conference, held at Sony Electronics in Rancho Bernardo, was followed by a networking luncheon and tour of several local clean technology companies. Clean technologies include recycling, renewable energy, green products and transportation, according to SDNCC President and CEO Debra Rosen. The conference included three sessions: • Identifying San Diego clean technology successes and opportunities. • Evaluating practices from other clusters, infrastructures and resources. • Identifying legislative action items with politicians – such as San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, City Councilman Carl DeMaio, U.S Rep. Brian Bilbray and other leaders serving as panelists. For more information, visit www.sdncc.com.

Foundation Promotes Armstrong, Duca

The San Diego Foundation has named Trudy Armstrong as associate vice president of regional outreach and John Jacinto Duca as director of regional outreach for North County. Armstrong joined the foundation as manager of regional outreach in 2008. Since then, she has aided the development of the La Jolla Community Foundation and the Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch/Del Sur and Ramona affiliates. Armstrong will oversee the department including the opening of additional affiliates throughout the region – and will retain the La Jolla and Escondido foundations, and Rancho Bernardo and 4S~Del Sur foundations. Duca will be completely dedicated to growing philanthropy in North County.

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Black Mountain’s network of trails has gotten more expansive with a new packed dirt path in Del Sur that is groomed and ready for hiking boots and all-terrain bicycle tires. Connected to Santaluz trails and eventually to Black Mountain Open Space Park, the new section provides another link in the 18 miles of shared trails within the 1,000 acres of open space in and around the San Diego master-planned community. The new trail also connects to existing Del Sur trails that lead to the San Dieguito River Park and its planned Coast to Crest Trail. Already crisscrossed with private and public trails, Del Sur’s newest trail extends from the community’s neighborhood park, Old Stonefield Park, down into Spreckels Canyon and then to a trailhead at Spreckels Lane. The path is highlighted by a canyon-view lookout. From Old Stonefield Park, the trail may be followed north past the dog park and new homes under construction at Mandolin by Shea Homes, Valencia by California West Communities and Carleton by Standard Pacific Homes. When the trail crosses Camino del Sur, it connects with the existing Old Artesian Road trail. Continuing west and then south on this trail, along the perimeter of Del Sur, hikers will be able to connect to trails at Santaluz, and from there reach Black Mountain. By going south on the trail, hikers experience the native flora and fauna of Spreckels Canyon, which nearly bisects Del Sur. The canyon trail continues to the new Spreckels Lane trailhead, passing new homes now under construction at Presidio by Standard Pacific Homes. The integration of trails, open space, homes and recreational amenities is a hallmark of the land plan at Del Sur, according to Bill Ostrem, president and CEO of Black Mountain Ranch, developers of Del Sur. The community’s trail system is approximately 50 percent complete. “Together with our six neighborhood parks, the well-maintained trails and expansive open space provide a quality of life for homeowners at Del Sur that cannot be duplicated anywhere in San Diego,” Ostrem said. For more information, call 858-481-4200 or visit www.DelSurLiving.com.

Volunteers Map RB Potholes

Residents and supporters of San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio identified and mapped Rancho Bernardo’s potholes recently, launching their effort from the Seven Oaks Community Center. DeMaio – a candidate for San Diego Mayor – organized the effort for volunteers to gather and identify and list the locations of potholes, then report the locations to city street crews for repair. The activity involved the Westwood and High Country West areas – and the Bernardo Center Drive and Rancho Bernardo Road thoroughfares in 92127. DeMaio also unveiled his “Save Our Streets” initiative in September, which he described as a comprehensive plan to identify, fund and efficiently fix the way the City of San Diego roads are maintained.

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92127 Student Gets Lead in “Annie”

Isabel Friedl, a student at Monterey Ridge Elementary School in 4S Ranch, landed the lead role for the American Spirit Theater production of “Annie.” Based on the classic “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip, “Annie” is the classic story of a little orphan girl who never gave up hope of finding her real parents. The production include such memorable songs as “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life.” “Annie” opened in October, and continues with shows at 2 p.m. Nov. 5-6, and 7 p.m. on Nov. 6. Tickets may be purchased online for $10 at www.cytsandiego. org/shows/Annie-3. The theater is located at 1868 East Valley Parkway in Escondido.

YMCA Plans Camps in November

Rancho Family YMCA provides special fun-filled opportunities in November when the kids are off from school. In addition to a Vacation Fun Day on Friday, Nov. 11, the YMCA also plans a Thanksgiving Break Camp Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 21-23. Vacation Fun Day and Thanksgiving Break Camp offer positive, exciting activities for ages 5-12 where children will explore the outdoors, build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills and make lasting friendships and memories. Registration fees for Vacation Fun Day per child, per day are $45 for YMCA members and $57 for other participants. Thanksgiving Break camp fees for the three days are $92 for YMCA members and $104 for participants. Hours for both activities are 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. An extended camp is also available outside the regular camp hours for parents who need to drop the kids off early or pick them up late. Extended camp morning hours are 7 a.m.-8:45 a.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Registration fees for extended camp for Vacation Fun Days are $11 for YMCA members and $13 for participants, while extended camp fees for the Thanksgiving break are $16 for members and $20 for participants. For more information and complete itineraries of the November Vacations Fun Day and Thanksgiving Break camp call the Rancho Family YMCA at 858-484-8788, check www.rancho.ymca.org, or visit the YMCA at 9410 Fairgrove Lane in Rancho Penasquitos. facebook.com/92127magazine

Willow Grove Holiday Boutique Dec. 1

More than 30 selected vendors are expected at Willow Grove Elementary School’s 3rd Annual Holiday Boutique 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 1. Admission is free, with proceeds benefitting the Willow Grove Educational Foundation. Willow Grove is located at 14727 Via Azul. Call 858-6746300 for more information.

Father-Daughter Dance Oct. 8

Maranatha Christian Schools’ 3 rd Annual FatherDaughter Social in October raised need funds for future events. Organized for fathers (or grandfathers, older brot hers and uncles) and daughters of all ages, the event featured dancing, desserts, raffles and other activities. The event was free for daughters, with male escorts paying $20 for the opportunity to build relationships.

Youth Lacrosse Clinic at RBHS

San Diego Youth Lacrosse Clinic – now in its 16th year – is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 7 to Feb. 18 at Rancho Bernardo High School. Designed for athletes ages 7 to 14 (up to 9th Grade), no experience is necessary to enroll in the clinic – and first time high school players are welcome. Cost to enroll is $125 through Jan. 2 ($150 afterwards), and full equipment is required. Coaches and mentors will provide instruction on both individual skills and team concepts. For additional details or to register, visit www.paclax.org.

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:::: COMMUNITY STUFF Interfaith Devotionals Set in 4S Ranch Monthly Interfaith Devotionals for families of all religious faiths are now scheduled at 5:30 p.m. (usually on the second Sunday of the month), followed by dinner. Organizers said the purpose of the gatherings is to bring the 4S Ranch community together – in all its religious and cultural diversity – in prayer to one common God, and to nurture the development of spiritual qualities in both parents and children. Each devotional is centered around the theme of a particular virtue or spiritual quality. People are encouraged to bring a prayer, quotation or poem on the theme from their own spiritual tradition to share with the group. The program consists of prayers and writings related to the theme, followed by an introduction to the virtue by neighborhood children, an interactive activity related to the virtue, a song, and a closing prayer. Neighborhood children are also encouraged to bring something artistic that they have made related to the theme of the devotional to share with the group. The public is welcome to attend. For more information and locations, contact Tabassum Bhaghani at 858-385-9150 or tabassumjb@hotmail.com, or Julie Iraninejad at 858-735-3120 or juliarosa9@yahoo.com.

RB Thanksgiving Luncheon Nov. 22

Rancho Bernardo Community Association’s 22nd Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon is Tuesday, Nov. 22 in the Aragon Ballroom at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. Ticket cost is $50 per person for the event, which begins at 11 a.m. with a special reception, followed by the luncheon at 12 noon. Every ticket also is entered into drawings for travel packages and gift cards. Proceeds from the event support the Foundation’s projects in Rancho Bernardo. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 858-229-9053.

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Black Mountain Ballers Compete

Several Rancho Penasquitos recently competed in the Triple Crown Softball World Series in Sparks, Nev. (near Reno). The PQ team – Black Mountain Ballers – was among 84 teams that competed in the tournament. Each of the teams played four pool games, which then seeded them into one of three brackets. The Ballers then played six bracket games and made the championship game in their bracket, eventually finishing in second place. The Ballers softball team has a roster of 12 girls representing nine different softball leagues in PQ, Poway, 4S Ranch, Santee, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Escondido, Temecula, and San Dieguito. More information is available at www.blackmtnsports.com.

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Fifty-three seniors in the Poway Unified School District received recognition as semifinalists in the 5th annual National Merit Scholarship Program – a new record for the district. The PUSD students are among the 16,000 academically talented seniors who have the opportunity to continue in the competition for 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million to be awarded next spring. “Congratulations to each of these outstanding students for receiving this honor, which reflects on individual student performance and academic ability,” Dr. John Collins, PUSD Superintendent, said in a September press release. “I extend my best wishes for much success to each student as they continue their studies in school, and their advancement in the scholarship program.” This year’s total at PUSD high school campuses exceeded the previous record of 36 recognized for the prestigious program. “We are proud to honor these students and wish them continued success as they pursue future educational and career opportunities,” said PUSD Board of Education President Penny Ranftle. To be considered for a 2012 National Merit Scholarship, semifinalists must fulfill academic and application requirements to advance to the finalist level of competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing and more than half will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title. The requirements include an outstanding academic record throughout high school, and earning SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the test that qualified the student as a semifinalist. National Merit Scholarship semifinalists from high school’s likely attended by 92127 students include: Del Norte High School: Diane Heflin. Rancho Bernardo High School: Alex An, Jennifer Chalam, Carrie Chen, Christine Curl, Helen Fang, David Hu, Yifan Huang, Connie Kang, Rachel Lee, Morgan Mastrovich, Kamal Obbad, Seth Padmabandu, Vivek Rangaswamy, and Emily Zhao. Westview High School: Tony Chen, Lydia Chin, George Du, Adam Eagle, Sean Fowler, Joshua Hafford, Sherry Huang, Divya Kothandapani, Christine Li, Lasya Marla, Alex Nguyen, Andrew Ouyang, Lochan Shah, Robert Shaw, Benjamin Statz, Brenda Tang, George Tye, Eric Wang, Edward Xiao, Julia Yang, Benjamin Yu, Peter Zhao, and Snow Zhu.

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Holiday Craft Fair Nov. 12 in PQ

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church’s 6th Annual Holiday Craft Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12. The craft fair is unique in that it not only showcases the work of more than 30 community artisans, but it also features the professional craftsmanship of the members of the church’s Craft Ministry – a group of church members that works eight months of the year creating ornaments to fill five large Christmas trees to large holiday floral arrangements for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Their specialty themed tables will be filled with gifts for pets (including ornaments and gourmet dog treats), unique gifts for women and a wine-themed table with ornaments, trivets and lighted decorative wine bottles. In addition to the Craft Ministry’s 15 booths, other community artisans will participate – featuring such items as pottery, hand painted silk scarves, photography, jewelry, and more. Homemade baked goods will be available for purchase at the event. All proceeds from the craft fair go directly to the church building fund. The church is located at 13541 Stoney Creek Road in Rancho Penasquitos.

Foundation Gives Leadership Award

More than 80 local residents participated in the 4S/Del Sur Community Foundation’s annual Casino Game Night in October 4S Ranch. At the special fundraising event, the Foundation announced Randy Koch as the first recipient of the Community Leadership Award. Koch was recognized for his leadership and his willingness to improve and give back to the community. Bonnie Dumanis presented the award. In addition, Foundation President Judy Simeroth publically released details on the McLaughlin Legacy gift, a matching program for up to $10 million for five community organizations – including the 4S~Del Sur group (see article, page 66). Four new Foundation members (and one renewal) also were announced during the festivities. For addition information or to join the Foundation, contact Simeroth at jsimeroth@cox.net or 858-312-1524.

DNHS Softball Receives National Honor

Del Norte High School’s Girls Softball team tallied a 3.86 grade point average, resulting in recognition from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association as the third highest “Non-Weighted High School” program in the U.S. “When we found out that our girls were going to be recognized by the NFCA, I was thrilled,” said Steve Kuptz, DNHS varsity softball coach. “We have an outstanding group of young women who excel on the field, but more importantly excel in the classroom. All of our girls are establishing the foundation for future success by making academics a priority.” The NFCA Academic Awards program honors both collegiate and high school teams for their submitted GPAs for the 20102011 academic year. As a second component of the program, all submitted student-athletes who achieved a 3.50 GPA during last academic year are named as a NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete. Kuptz said several Del Norte players also want to go on to play competitive softball in college. “Every college coach in the country is a member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association so this recognition will help our girls take one more step towards achieving their dreams of playing college softball,” he said. “This NFCA award firmly establishes that our coaching staff and our players are committed to what is important in being successful in softball and most importantly in life. Our coaching staff could not be more proud of a group of outstanding young women.” DNHS specifically recognized team members Jessie Bever, Molly Campbell, Christina Caravelli, Dana Cruse, Meghan Haley, Emily HarperGuerra, Kaitlin Manuel, Michaela Schwartz, Monica Shifflet, Natalie Shifflet, Kiley Smith and Megan Vincent. No other California high schools ranked in the top 10 teams listed in the category. facebook.com/92127magazine

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RB Residents Lobby on Psoriasis

Rancho Bernardo residents Stephanie Gearhart and Mike Refermat recently attended the National Psoriasis Foundation’s Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. The two invitees – members of a California delegation – were part of a nationally selected leadership group committed to raising awareness and finding a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. “It was amazing to be a part of the democratic process and have Congressional meetings on Capitol Hill to further our psoriasis advocacy mission,” said Gearhart. Over 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, a chronic lifelong disease of the immune system. Gearhart, Refermat, and conferees from across the United States attended numerous psoriasis advocacy caucus events at the three-day conference. “This was a chance to get the latest information on psoriasis research and treatment options,” Gearhart said.

Holiday Benefit at RB Inn Dec. 2-3

The 30th Annual Christmas Tree Lane benefit event for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego is scheduled for Dec. 2-3 in the Bernardo Ballroom at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, located at 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive. The two-day event includes two fashion show events, a brunch and luncheon, on Friday, Dec. 2; and a Breakfast with Santa (with fun activities and a chance to take the kids’ pictures with Santa and Mrs. Clause), as well as an Evening Gala Dinner Dance, both on Sat., Dec. 3. Each of these events will raise needed funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs. Throughout each of these events, participants will have the opportunity to win beautifully decorated Christmas trees, which include gifts and décor of varying themes. For ticket information, contact the Boys & Girls Club at 858-866-0591 or visit www.sdyouth.org.

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omething for everyone...that’s what you’ll find at the North County Soccer Park! NCSP has soccer classes for children ages 18 months to 9 years (Lil’ Kickers), baseball classes for children ages 2 to 6 years (Lil’ Sluggers), youth soccer leagues for kids ages 4 to 11 years (Pee Wee Leagues), youth soccer leagues for kids ages 11 to 17 years (Junior Leagues), and men’s, women’s and coed soccer leagues (Adult Leagues). NCSP offers three different kinds of soccer fields to play on – 3v3 or 4v4 Mini Field, 6v6 Stadium Field, and grass – providing league play opportunities in all age groups, plus soccer and baseball classes for youths. Lil’ Kickers is a non-competitive, introductory soccer skills program for boys and girls ages 18 months to 9 years. Parent/child classes are offered for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Lil’ Kickers teaches your child the fundamentals of soccer – dribbling, trapping, passing, shooting – as well as child development skills such as listening and following the coach’s instructions. Lil’ Sluggers is non-competitive, introductory baseball and movement skills program for boys and girls ages 2 to 6 years. Lil’ Sluggers teaches your child the proper way to hit, throw, catch, run bases, and slide in a fun, exciting, and positive environment. Age appropriate soccer-related or baseball-related activities are at the heart of each class. Come join in the fun, improve your child’s soccer or baseball skills, boost your child’s confidence, and foster a lifetime of love for the exciting sports of soccer and baseball! NCSP is the only fa40

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and coed leagues six nights a week. There are adult beginner leagues where no score or standings are kept and competitive leagues with a championship game. Open seven days a week, NCSP offers a welcoming environment and well-maintained equipment – as well as a trained, dynamic staff who want to see you and your family every week. NCSP also offers fun birthday parties – and popular, week-long youth soccer camps three times a year. cility in San Diego County to offer Lil’ Kickers And NCSP is a strong supporter of the soccer and Lil’ Sluggers baseball classes. United States For 4-11 year military and their old children, NCSP families. Active has weekly 4v4 military families soccer leagues on are offered deep the mini-field. For the 11-14 year olds, -Dave Brennan, NCSP Owner discounts in their registration fees. they can play in eiNCSP thanks them for their service! ther a 3v3 format on the mini-field or a 6v6 one NCSP has more class and league offerings, on the stadium field. There is even a dynamic better service, and lower prices than any other 3v3 high school league for 14-17 year olds. sports facility in San Diego County. Please Adults come to NCSP for the fun and the come join in the fun! competition. NCSP offers men’s, women’s,

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92127 Magazine: What was your inspiration to become a band director? Kitelinger: I actually did not intend to become a music teacher at all. I started college majoring in biology, but I still played in the university marching band and symphonic band because I wanted to be a music minor. During my freshmen year, I realized I was happiest when I was playing in the music ensembles and I spent more of my time practicing my flute than I did doing my other homework. I decided to follow my instincts, audition to become a music major, and to pursue what made me happiest in my life.

92127 Magazine: What is your general philosophy on teach music to high school students? Kitelinger: My goal is to encourage life-long learning and appreciation for music and the arts, while fostering the close camaraderie that leads to unforgettable experiences that students can learn from

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and treasure throughout all of their future endeavors. 92127 Magazine: Who most inspired you to pursue music as a career? Kitelinger: Dr. Jack Stamp, the Director of Bands at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

92127 Magazine: What do you find most rewarding about being a high school band director? Kitelinger: Watching students take pride in themselves, both as individuals and as a group; and watching the deep camaraderie that develops between the students from their shared musical experiences. 92127 Magazine: What is most challenging about being a high school band director/teacher? Kitelinger: Student scheduling. Some of the biggest challenges revolve around helping students to schedule their music group all year, while still getting all of the classes they wish to take.

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BOOStERS StRivE tO ENhANCE StuDENtS’ MuSiC ExpERiENCE Del Norte High School Music Boosters President Shana Barrowclough believes promoting musical education to the students is an essential part of a successful music program. “Our director, Jennifer Kitelinger, is pivotal in providing leadership in this area. She has a staff of coaches that are specialized to each section of the band, such as marching band, orchestra and Color Guard,” Barrowclough said. “The coaches come from many walks of life and are committed to providing guidance and technique to our students. The coaching assistance is essential to any successful music program and we could not maintain an award-winning program without them.” That why the Music Boosters group raises the money to fund the coaches – and other essentials for the program not paid by the Poway Unified School District, such as tournament fees, transportation expenses, and sheet music. “We are in our third year, and our budget is approximately $65,000 a year, over and above what the district provides,” said Barrowclough, noting that the group is a 501c(3) non-profit. “The Music Boosters are committed to raising these funds so that the students will have the opportunity to thrive as developing musicians.” The organization raises money in a variety of ways, including “dine-outs” at a number of area restaurants; selling entertainment books, reusable shopping bags and cookie dough; and hosting an annual Awards Banquet, which includes a silent auction of items donated by local businesses. In addition, the Del Norte Music Program will host a Winter Guard tournament at the campus next spring, with more than 50 units performing during a day-long competition – and the Music Boosters plan to handle concessions for the event. It takes some work to raise the money, but Barrowclough and roughly 100 members of the Music Boosters feel it’s valuable. “Our goal is to be able to provide the means for our students to experience a music program with education, coaching and performance opportunities that instills a lifelong love of music,” Barrowclough said. “While some of our students will go on to study music in college, the others will likely major in something other than music. Through their experience at DNHS we hope they will incorporate their musical interests in their college experience through participation in pep bands or other groups. We feel the music program enriches their education and provides experiences and opportunities that will be beneficial throughout their life.”

92127 Magazine: What is your personal music background? Kitelinger: I started my music studies at the age of 7 with private piano lessons, which I continued into college. I started playing the flute at the age of 9. Throughout junior and senior high school, I played flute in band and orchestra and piano in jazz band and as the choir accompanist. My primary instrument of study in college was flute, where I got a music education degree. I taught middle school band for five years, then I went to graduate school. I completed my master’s degree and am working on my doctoral degree, both in performance with a focus on wind band conducting.

92127 Magazine: Why is music education in public schools important – and do you worry about the future of music education in the public schools?

Kitelinger: Music is so important in the schools because it allows students to express themselves in ways that can’t be done otherwise. Music is found in all cultures across the world and can be shared and appreciated regardless of cultural differences. Music making is a process that requires performers to simultaneously use both sides of the brain by actively using mathematics, reading foreign languages and symbols, employing knowledge of history and how that influences stylistic decisions about music, and most importantly, engaging the emotions evoked by music. I am pleased that in my short time at Poway Unified School District, I have seen a great deal of support for music education from the parents, teachers, staff, and administration of PUSD. I do worry that because education can be so test driven and that the push for acceptance into college is so stressful, families and students lose sight of the

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Jennifer Kitelinger 34 Starting 2nd year Doctor of Musical Arts Candidate, University of North Texas; Master of Music, UNT; Bachelor of Science, Music Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (graduated Summa Cum Laude) Assistant Band Director, Westview High School; Director of Bands, Floyd C. Fretz Middle School (Pennsylvania) Married (Shannon, SDSU Director of Bands); one daughter (Alexis) Scrapbooking, bowling, skiing 2 cats Flute, piano Most genres, except country Dave Matthews Band; the music of composers Percy Aldridge Grainger, Vincent Persichetti, Claude Debussy

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‘Music is so important in the schools because it allows students to express themselves in ways that can’t be done otherwise. Music is found in all cultures across the world and can be shared and appreciated regardless of cultural differences.’

FiRSt NiGhthAwK DRuM MAJOR KNOwS thE DRiLL Momo Hoshi Hoping To Set High Standard Momo Hoshi, a 16-year-old junior at Del Norte High School, is the first Drum Major ever for the Del Norte Nighthawk Marching Band. Daughter of Takeo and Tamaki Hoshi, she plays oboe and sousaphone – and also participates on the school tennis team. She gives 92127 Magazine readers some insight into her responsibilities as Drum Major and observations about the music program:

~JENNIFER KITELINGER, DNHS Band Director fact that a well-rounded education is very important, not only to get into college, but also to develop life-long skills valued at home, school, and at work. I find it concerning when a student merely takes only one year of music to fulfill a graduation requirement rather than pursue music throughout their school career. Continued participation in music leads to a well-rounded and balanced education and demonstrates long-term commitment, the ability to do hard work and to work with others, and possibly leadership qualities.

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What are your responsibilities as Drum Major? hoshi: My main job as Drum Major is to conduct the band during field shows. However, this is only the surface of the Drum Major’s jobs. I also have to constantly lead and organize the band. This includes everything from big roles -- such as giving out instructions to the band, making sure they get things done efficiently, and enforcing discipline -- to smaller roles, such as leading stretches in class and helping individual members improve their marching technique.

92127 Magazine: What additional tools, supplies, or support would most help your music program?

Kitelinger: We always need assistance in the form of monetary donations. I am proud of the fact that we are able to bring in professional musicians to work with the students on a weekly basis to enhance their musical education; however, that is a program that is only supported by the music boosters through fundraising and the generous donations of our music families. If we don’t receive enough monetary support, then we have to suspend that aspect of the program. Because Del Norte is a new school, the music program’s music library is very limited. As funds are made available, I am slowly expanding the library in order to offer all of the performing groups – as well as individual students – a large variety of quality music to learn each year.

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What is the most rewarding part about being a Drum Major? hoshi: One of the aspects that I find most rewarding about being a Drum Major is the bonds that I make with everybody in the band. Before, when I was playing oboe or sousaphone as part of the band, I only really got to know people in my instrumental section. Now that I am a Drum Major, I have opportunities to talk to and communicate with everybody in the band and Color Guard, both inside and outside of class. Also, I think this experience is extremely valuable to me as a person. It teaches me how to be a good leader: how to be confident, but not arrogant; strict, but not angry, etc. I think that these experiences now will help me in many aspects of my life in the future, especially when it comes to communication and relations with the people around me.

92127 Magazine: What are your priorities and aspirations for your music program in the next year?

Kitelinger: To continue to grow as a program, especially since the school itself is still growing. I want to provide a rich experience for all of the students in the music program that helps to foster a love and commitment to their musical studies.

92127 Magazine: If you could be granted one wish for your music program this year, what would you wish? Kitelinger: To buy as much music for the program as I would like – and that is a lot of music! ¢

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Del Norte Nighthawk Marching Band Jennifer Kitelinger Momo Hoshi 77 (55 band, 22 Color Guard) 2010 Westview Tournament (1st) 2010 Mt. Carmel Tournament (2nd) 2010 Mira Mesa Tournament (1st) 2010 Vista Tournament (1st) dnhsmusic.org (DNHS Music Boosters)

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Nighthawks Winter Sports Preview

Boys Basketball

Girls Soccer

Head Coach: Bob Spahn Last Year’s Record: 5-22 Practices Begin: Nov. 14 First game: Dec. 6 at San Pasquel Coach’s Outlook: This being our second year as a varsity team; we will be much more competitive. Having that first year of varsity experience will make a huge difference.

Girls Water Polo

Head Coach: Gary Rossi Last Year’s Record: Valley League, 4-1-3; overall, 10-7-5 Practices Begin: Tryouts, Nov. 14-18; practice, Nov. 21 First game: Nov. 29 vs Our Lady of Peace (at DNHS) Coach’s Outlook: The 2011-2012 season is expected to be another strong year building on the Del Norte Ladies Program from its successful 1st varsity 2010 – 2011 campaign.

Boys Soccer

Head Coach: Andy Avila Last Year’s Record: 4-4 (Valley League) Practices Begin: Nov. 12th First Game: Nov. 30 vs. Poway (home) Coaches Outlook: For upcoming season, the goal of our season is to be competitive with each opponent.

Roller Hockey

Head Coach: Dave O’Rielly Practices Begin: Nov. 18 First Game: Nov. 29 at Francis Parker Coach’s Outlook: After a very tough first year, I see us bouncing back and surprising a lot of people. Where we are a very young program, we have high expectations.

Girls Basketball

Head Coach: Mike Lichtenfels Last Year’s Record: 6-5-0 Practices Begin: Sept. 12 First game: Nov. 30 vs. Westview. Coach’s Outlook: The team has been playing for two years together having players from very experienced to motivated newer ones. Our sights set to get into CIF play-off rounds and advance.

Head Coach: Jake McNeely Last Year’s Record: 13-13 Practices Begin: Nov. 12 First Game: Nov. 30 at Poway Coach’s Outlook: Looking forward to 2nd varsity season and hope to build on success from last year (Valley League champions; CIF Semi-Finalists).

Wrestling Head Coach: Dave Tomaino Last Year’s Record: 10-8 (dual meet record) Practices Begin: Nov. 12 First game: Dec. 8 vs. San Pasqual (home) Coach’s Outlook: We return 6 Masters Qualifiers from last season. The returning wrestlers have shown a strong commitment to the sport and have embraced a year round wrestling schedule. The team goals for the upcoming year include: win CIF and win the Valley League.

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Winter Sports Preview Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball

Head Coach: Chris MacMillan Last Year’s Record: 16-7 Practices Begin: Nov. 14 Coach’s Outlook: This year, the Eagles will need to replace the the leading scorers from last year’s Frontier League Champions. A core group of returning veterans will be accentuated by a number of new and talented incoming players.

Boys Soccer

Girls Soccer

Head Coach: David Cabral Last Year’s Record: 3-8-1 Practices Begin: Nov. 14 Coach’s Outlook: Maranatha boys soccer returns nine starters, led by senior Luke Kadillak, last year’s leading goal scorer in the county. Maranatha plans to challenge for league and CIF titles.

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Head Coach: Tim Shelton Last Year’s Record: 14-10 Practices Begin: Nov. 14 Coach’s Outlook: Four of the five starters from last year’s squad are returning with the intent to improve on last season 2nd place league finish and first appearance in the playoffs.

Head Coach: Sarah Garland Last Year’s Record: 8-9 Practices Begin: Nov. 14 First game: Nov. 30 vs. River Valley (home) Coach’s Outlook: We only graduated one senior last year, so we will have a very similar team. We are looking to build on last season’s successes and increase the level of competition.

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

How the Middle Class Lived? At a Glance Location:

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Docent tours available during regular hours. With a reservation, tours include activities for visitors (schools, adults, scouts, etc.) that reflect the social and economic conditions of a farmhouse of the 1880s, such as doing laundry, use of stereopticons, practicing manners in the sitting room, gardening, creating toys, sewing, making lavender wands, etc.

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an you imagine living in an 1880-era farmstead in Southern California? The Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead provides visitors the opportunity to peek into the world of Inland North County’s earliest American farmers to settle in the state after statehood was achieved. Located just off Interstate 15 near Lake Hodges at the gateway to the San Pasqual Valley Agricultural Preserve, the Sikes Adobe is a registered City of San Diego Historical Landmark and a part of the 55-mile San Dieguito River Park that extends from Julian to the Pacific Ocean. Built in 1870, the Farmstead features one of the oldest structures in the county. It sits on a 5.7 acre parcel at the head of the Mule Hill Trail, and consists of an adobe and wood frame structure, originally constructed by Zenas and Eliza Sikes as a dwelling on their wheat farm of 2,400 acres. “The Sikes Adobe is representative of the growth of California which followed the Gold Rush and November | December 2011

statehood in 1850,” said Anne Cooper, Sikes Adobe Museum Manager. “The Farmstead is significant today because it is a rare example of a middle class pioneer farm family’s dwelling. As a historic site it also presents the opportunity to interpret the last quarter of the nineteenth century as it was experienced by that family’s members.” The process of historic research and restoration of the Farmstead began in 2002 (when it was owned by the City of San Diego Water Dept.), and the fully restored farmhouse opened to the public in January 2004. The San Dieguito River Park’s volunteer docents provided tours of the house on the weekends. Furnishings in the house were minimal at the time of the October 2007 Witch Creek Fire, which burned the meticulously restored house to the ground – except for the adobe walls. “In February 2008, the San Dieguito River Park purchased the Farmstead,” Cooper said. “With the help of Federal Emergency Management Administration funding – which 92127magazine.com


covered stabilization of the remaining adobe walls – and insurance…the house was restored and reconstructed a second time. A reopening celebration was held June 26, 2010.” Visitors enter a six-room late-Victorian farmhouse with period furnishings, complete with an exhibit room that includes the Sikes family history, artifacts recovered at the site, and information on the nearby town of Bernardo (which now is covered by Lake Hodges). “Docents are available for background history and to answer questions,” Cooper said. “Guests can open our stove, try out furniture in the sitting room, sit at a writing desk, try their hands at a wash board and wash tub, operate a sewing machine treadle, rock in a rocking chair, build a tower with blocks, view a short video on the restoration and post-fire reconstruction of the farmhouse, and more.” Other activities occurring at the Farmstead include the North San Diego Certified Farmers’ Market, which is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays; a Valentine’s Day Tea; a Spring Social, and other events. School groups are welcome, and workshops are conducted periodically on such things as beekeeping and candle-making. In addition to encouraging people to visit the historic Farmstead, Cooper indicated she seeks both financial support to expand the activities and continue the research and site investigation – and volunteers to continue the restoration and serve as site docents. The Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead is open to visitors 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday (and by reservation for groups). More information is available at www.sdrp.org. To schedule a school outing, volunteer or make a donation, contact Cooper via email at anne@sdrp.org, or by phone at 760-432-8318 or 619-884-1170. ¢

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rom the moment the doctor says it’s a girl, there is a special bond that builds between a father and daughter. For Russ Taylor, that bond is something he is keeping alive and intensifying through his involvement with Maranatha Christian School’s annual FatherDaughter Social event. “Several years ago, several of us fathers attended a similar function through a local church,” said Taylor, a Realtor with Remax Ranch & Beach. “We saw the benefits of fathers and daughters interacting in a social environment.” So they set about planning the annual event at Maranatha, which is located in 4S Ranch. “We wanted to organize something for the purpose of teaching fathers the importance of interacting in a social arena with their daughters,” he said. “I had seen the glow (on my two daughters’ faces) from a memorable evening of going to dinner and dancing the night away…it left a lasting impression on me – and them.” Taylor and wife Janet – a flight attendant for Delta Airlines – are parents to three children: Daughters Alyssa, 18, and Chelsea, 13; and their older brother Nick, 27. Alyssa graduated from Maranatha, and now attends Westmont College in Santa Barbara. Chelsea continues at Maranatha, while Nick works with Taylor in the real estate industry, which he moved into after 25 years in retail management. Taylor and his family have been Rancho Bernardo residents since 1992, and he notes that the area is really perfect for families. “Rancho Bernardo is an environment for all generations,” he said. “There are so many wonderful people that live in this community.” As for his involvement with the Maranatha Father-Daughter Social event – which he helped organize and plan for the past three years (including the latest event held in October), it’s clearly a passion for Taylor. “The event is centered on the ladies of all ages being able to dress up and have an enjoyable evening with their father, brother, uncle or a family friend,” Taylor explained. “The cost is $20 per dad, with the daughters admitted for free. We raise several thousands of dollars that is contributed to Maranatha Christian School.” And, of course, as he noted – they’re all building plenty of memories. ¢

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Volunteer Name: Age: Residence: Affliation:

Russ Taylor 53 Rancho Bernardo Maranatha Christian School, (Father-Daughter Social) Family Married, 3 children Occupation Realtor

Organization Name: Maranatha Christian School Father-Daughter Social Group’s Purpose: Build the relationships between fathers and daughters Contact Information: Billy Guldner, 619-520-4000

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Sponsors, Donations Sought for First Del Norte High School ‘Grad Nite’ by ZENNA GREGG

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t’s the first graduating class at Del Norte High School, and if Tami Koch has anything to do with it – Nighthawk seniors will be celebrating in fine fashion. “We want to give our seniors the same entertaining event to celebrate at like all other schools in the Poway Unified School District,” said Koch, Co-Chair of the Del Norte PTSA Grad Night 2012 Committee. “We want them to enjoy a night of entertainment safely.” Following recent trends to create an event that keeps teens safe and away from alcohol, the team came up with a concept that features many forms of entertainment – including a DJ, dance floor, magician, casino game area, arcade, zip line, boxing arena, coffee bar, taco bar, and much more. The committee – made up of parents of graduating seniors – has been busy planning all the details. “I just want to say how much I appreciate the [committee] – they are a wonderful group of very hard working volunteers,” Koch said. “I cannot thank them enough for how much they have done to pull the 2012 Grad Nite together.” Other members include Kim Donovan (Co-Chair), Gigi Hotaling (logo design, tickets sales, publicity), Helen LeBlanc (treasurer), Nancy Casadona (Facebook page), Diane Urban (volunteers), and Laura Miller (secretary). According to Koch, the event is being funded “through tax deductible donations from our community, our extended families, many fundraising events, and corporate sponsorship.” The group’s next fundraiser is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at Rubio’s in Carmel Mountain. The DNHS Grad Nite will be 10:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. on June 7 at Party Pals in San Diego, featuring the theme, “First in Flight.” Just by

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attending, students will receive “a Grad Nite T-Shirt, many chances to win prizes and, of course, lasting memories,” said Koch. The Committee has a few sponsors already committed whose names will appear on the back of the shirts, and hopes to attract more. Transportation to and from the event will be provided by buses from the Del Norte campus. Attire is casual, and no purses, flip flops or other items are permitted into the event. Tickets are $125 ($105 until Nov. 18; $115 from Nov. 19 to Feb. 29, 2012) and can be purchased at the Del Norte High School office, the group’s Facebook page, or at www.powayusd.com/pusddnhs. ¢

DNHS PTSA Grad Nite 2012 At A Glance Co-Chairs: TamiWilli@aol.com Purpose: Provide a safe, memorable drug- and alcohol-free event for graduating seniors Phone: 858-525-5506 Email: TamiWilli@aol.com Website: www.powayusd.com/pusddnhs Address: Donations accepted at: Del Norte High School 16601 Nighthawk Lane San Diego, CA 92127

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:::: FACES IN THE CROWD

Spencer Skeen Profile Age: 42 Residence: Cameo, 4S Ranch Occupation: Attorney Education: B.A., English, U.C. Davis; JD, with Great Distinction, University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law Family: Married to Rhoda Skeen; 2 children (Jackson, 10; Audrey, 8)

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pencer Skeen wanted to be a teacher, but – just as happens with many students – one of his own instructors inspired him into a very different, successful direction. Now an award-winning attorney, the 4S Ranch resident was well on his journey to teaching when a college instructor (who happened to be a practicing attorney, so he was familiar with requirements of both professions) suggested law school instead. “He knew me better than I knew myself at the time,” Skeen explained. “He said I had verbal and written communication skills that would serve me well in either profession; however, he also said teaching required an inordinate amount of patience,” and explained that students would not respond well when cross-examined. A partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP, Skeen certainly has capitalized on his career decision – recently being selected for the 2011 Top Attorneys listing published by the San Diego Daily Transcript. This peer-voted process determined the best lawyers in private, corporate, academic and government practice in San Diego County in several key categories, with Skeen recognized as one of only 10 attorneys selected countywide for excellence in labor and employment law out of more than 200 practicing the specialty (he received similar distinctions in the publication in 2007 and 2008). Included in San Diego “Super Lawyers in Business Litigation” in 2009 and 2010, Skeen is co-chair of the San Diego County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section; a member of the Labor and Employment Section of November | December 2011

the California State Bar; a member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers; and a member of the American Bar Association Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee. Skeen said it was the opportunity to provide assistance to people that became his passion for his profession. “I truly enjoy helping others,” he said. “Being an attorney allows me to do this on a daily basis.” He does lament the sometimes lack of civility present in the legal profession. “Even though our profession is adversarial in nature, lawyers do not have to adopt a win-at-all costs mentality. Regrettably, some attorneys have that approach,” Skeen said. “In my opinion, there is no need to push ethical boundaries or become uncivil simply to advance your client’s cause. In the end, uncivil or unethical conduct interferes with the goal of all good lawyers, which is to resolve disputes rationally, peacefully and efficiently.” Skeen received his bachelor’s degree in English from UC Davis, and his JD with Great Distinction from University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. He and wife Rhoda – parents of two children – moved to 4S Ranch in 2007 and note the area is a great place to raise a family. “It’s a closeknit, active, family-based community. My family is involved in local youth sports. My son plays on a travel baseball team and my daughter plays competitive soccer. Their schedules keep us pretty busy. If we have any free time, we enjoy hanging out together as a group, playing sports, taking day trips, or just relaxing out by our pool,” Skeen said. “When I go to work each day, I have one goal – to make them proud of me.” ¢ 92127magazine.com


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17135 Glen Aspen Dr

4

4

3070

645,000

17008 Blue Shadows Ln

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3

3034

837,500

17411 Ralphs Ranch Rd

4

3

2679

669,500

8647 Herrington Wy

4

4

3437

825,000

17662 Ralphs Ranch Rd

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3

2566

650,000

14653 Caminito Lazanja

4

5

3570

888,000

17039 Silver Pine Rd

4

3

3431

660,000

14374 Caminito Lazanja

4

4

3878

850,000

15009 Cross Stone Dr

4

3

3072

685,000

16532 San Rufo Ct

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5

3837

860,000

10692 Olivera Ave

5

3

2692

655,000

7843 Doug Hill

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4

3221

986,000

16651 4s Ranch Pkwy

4

3

3182

650,000

7833 Caminito Camelia

5

5

3990

825,000

15517 Canton Ridge Ter

2

3

2000

630,000

7356 Rancho Catalina Trl

4

4

3975

937,500

17056 Silver Pine Rd

3

3

3237

675,000

9650 Deer Trail Pl

5

5

4258

985,000

9881 Fox Meadow Rd

4

3

3055

675,000

14627 Rio Rancho

5

5

4473

975,000

10225 Paseo De Linda

6

5

3823

704,000

17238 Murano Ln

4

5

4614

1,075,000

8605 Herrington Wy

4

4

2900

740,990

15571 Rising River Pl S

4

5

4491

1,150,000

16225 Lone Bluff Wy

4

4

3288

725,000

14279 Caminito Lazanja

5

6

4731

1,230,000

10461 Galena Canyon Rd

4

3

3345

752,400

7989 Kathryn Crosby Court

4

6

4418

1,170,000

10273 Lone Bluff Dr

5

4

2987

750,000

15604 Rising River Pl N

5

5

4699

1,356,000

10430 Galena Cyn Rd

5

4

3690

759,880

7808 Top O The Morning Wy

4

5

4513

1,562,500

15610 New Park Ter

3

3

2888

750,000

7858 Entrada Angelica

5

5

5922

1,700,000

16925 Simple Melody Ln

3

4

3622

795,900

7640 Iluminado

5

6

6843

2,000,000

14447 Rock Rose

4

3

3323

650,000

8075 High Time Ridge

4

5

6362

2,750,000

8192 Santaluz Vill Green N

3

3

2180

750,000

16568 Road To Utopia

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7

8000

3,395,000

14431 Caminito Lazanja

4

4

3323

762,000

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Holiday Survival

5 Tips for a Fun, Low-Stress Season by SUZY-BETH SARVER

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oes the Holiday season conjure up that feeling of nostalgia? You know, that “Currier and Ives” kind of Christmas you had as a kid? Or do the holidays bring on a lot of additional stress and anxiety? How are you going to do it all, have it all, and be all to all people? Could you perhaps be striving for perfection? Many working families, parents and students are living in fast times with little opportunity to enjoy the holidays at all. Jam-packed schedules, financial pressures and over commitments can lead to major “Holiday Burnout”. Researching at the local library or scouring the many online resources available, local residents can find a wealth of information on how to avoid the stress and enjoy the holidays with your family. Not only can you survive, but thrive during this holiday season.

Tip #1: Make the Holidays meaningful

Volunteer: There are many people who go hungry year round in San Diego County. The holidays can be an even tougher time for many families. Find out how

you can help out: www.sandiegofoodbank.org Spend time together, not money: Bake cookies, go caroling, walk your neighborhood and take in the sights and holiday lights. Other great low-cost ideas: http://www.cheapchristmasideas.org Start a family tradition: Are you transplanted from another state, or are relatives far away? If you miss the traditions from your childhood, why not continue them here? Or start a new tradition that is all your own. Years ago, my family started a New Year’s Day beach walk and sunset viewing on the first evening of the New Year. We have years of great sunset pictures showing the sky the first night of a brand new year. Holiday tradition ideas: www.thefamilygroove.com/dec10_tradition.htm

Tip #2: Keep your home safe:

Lights: Frayed cords and over connected lights can result in fires. Check and replace any areas of concern. Trees: If your home has a live tree, keep it hydrated as much as possible. Candles and any open flames including space heaters should be kept at a distance of at least 10 feet from all trees, live or artificial. Ornaments, decorations and other materials can be a choking hazard to children and pets. Great resource: http://www.ehow.com/list_7526414_dangerschristmas-tree-lights.html Space heaters/Furnaces/Fireplaces: Make sure to follow all proper safety procedures to reduce your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, fire and other hazards. Information: http://www.homesafetycouncil. org/safetyguide/sg_heating_w001.asp

Tip #3 Stay connected with loved ones: Skype: Many great computer cameras are now

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available for under $30. Log on to Skype and call your friends and family anywhere in the world. Talk in real time face to face on your computer. My family used it for the first time last Christmas and talked with our cousins in Florida, which was so cool! Visit: www.SKYPE.COM Facebook: Now is a great time to share your recipes, photos and holiday stories with everyone you care about. Facebook – and other social networking services – makes it so easy to stay connected! Visit: www.FACEBOOK.COM Holiday letters: Cheer up Grandpa and Grandma with all the news. Use festive paper or any of the free holiday templates available. Check out: www.familyfun.go.com/printables

Tip #4 Know your limits:

Eating right, exercising and getting enough sleep are great places to start. If you are worn down, you run the risk of getting sick and missing out on the fun. Spending too much money can stress you out too. Making a list, setting a budget and sticking to it should help alleviate any surprise bills in January.

Tip #5 Carve out time for yourself:

We all need time to decompress and de-stress. It’s essential everyday but even more so at the holidays. Figure out now what you can do to set aside some time for yourself. Downtime is essential for everyone. Turn off the TV, radio and computer and allow yourself some quiet time. Get more information at: http://www.lifescript.com ¢

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Does your employer offer the benefit of the

Bicycle Commuter Act? by Ralph Simon, President of Green Cruiser Inc.

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his legislation permits companies to provide $20 a month tax free to employees who bike to work, allowing the money to be used for bicycle purchases and bike upkeep – and is designed to promote cycling and provide a little equity for the people who burn calories instead of fuel. Most employers are probably unaware of the new bicycle community benefit, and many employers need to understand implementation. The actual benefit of the Act – about $240 per individual cyclist each year – is helpful but the largest benefit is that it legitimizes bicycling as a commuting mode. And this might inspire more employers to think about providing showers, lockers, secure bicycle parking, and other inducements to their employees (such as purchasing a Green Cruiser ™ electric bike!). Providing free vehicle parking for employees is expensive (construction, maintenance, insurance, security, lighting, etc.), wastes valuable real estate, and offends a company’s neighbors due to causing too much traffic. Employers can save money and burnish their “good corporate citizen” credentials by offering employees diverse transportation options, especially sustainable ones such as bicycling. Among the benefits to employees for bicycling to work, especially if the company provides a “Bike-to-Work Corporate Allowance” program as outlined in the Bicycle Commuter Act:

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• It’s environmentally responsible. • It saves a significant amount of fuel (and the related costs). • Employees get paid to commute. • Parking becomes a non-issue. • Employees get obvious health and fitness benefits.

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Do yourself and the environment a favor today: Call 800-408-2120 or visit www.grncruiser.com for more information on the benefits of bicycling and the exciting Green Cruiser™ Premium Electric Bicycle”. ¢ Ralph Simon is president of Green Cruiser Inc., established in 2008. The company offers the most recent, fuel efficient, innovative transportation technology in electric bicycles available. All are priced competitively and made to the quality expectations of demanding consumers. Green Cruiser™ Premium Electric Bicycles allow riders to get where they need to be in a fast, eco-friendly manner. 64

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an Diego Foundation launched “The Live Here, Give Here: Matt Matching Grant Program”, designed to cultivate charitable giving throughout San Diego’s North County communities. The matching grant program was established as a result of a $10 million legacy endowment gift from Matt McLaughlin, a generous North County resident committed to making his community a better place to work, live and play. The program will match membership grant dollars for North County community affiliates of the San Diego Foundation, which has the 4S~Del Sur Community Foundation as an affiliate. McLaughlin’s legacy gift is expected to more than double the grant making capabilities of each participating affiliated community foundation. “We live here, work here and take

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great pride in helping our communities thrive,” said Bob Kelly, President and CEO of The San Diego Foundation. “The remarkable generosity of Matt McLaughlin commemorates for generations to come his love of philanthropy and community involvement. By uniting as a community, we can collectively pool our donations and charitable resources. Such collaboration and shared vision is a powerful catalyst for immediate and lasting impact on the place that we all call home.” The “Live Here, Give Here: Matt Matching Grant Program” will be evaluated on an annual basis to ensure that it continues to reflect McLaughlin’s desires and honor his intent to grow

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and inspire philanthropy throughout the North County region. For information on how to become a member of a McLaughlin Matching Program-eligible community foundation affiliated with The San Diego Foundation, please visit www.sdfoundation.org. Contact Trudy Armstrong at trudy@ sdfoundation.org or call 858-6746979 to inquire about 4S~Del Sur, Escondido, Ramona or Rancho Bernardo foundations. ¢

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Carmel Mountain Dental Care Helps Patients Discover Their Perfect Smile Warm Atmosphere Superior Dental Care Orthodontic Treatment Dental Insurance Options

DR. H. JONATHAN LEE DMD PROFILE Age: 36 Hometown: Fullerton, CA Residence: San Diego, CA Education: BS Biochemistry/Cell Biology, UC San Diego; DMD,Boston University Affiliations: American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Laser Dentistry, Academy for Sports Dentistry Family: Married to Kitty Lee, 2 children Hobbies/Interests: Church, sports, spending time with family

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edicated to providing superior dental care, the experienced team at Carmel Mountain Dental Care wants to help people discover and understand the importance of good oral health. “Our mission is to provide all family members with comprehensive and preventive dental care in a warm and inviting atmosphere,” said Dr. H. Jonathan Lee. “We are dedicated to listening to our patients and providing appropriate recommendations to help them make an informed decision about their dental health needs. And we are committed to offering excellent standard of care using leading edge procedures and materials.” Dr. Lee – who did undergraduate work at UC San Diego and secured his DMD at Boston University – also provides a unique dental plan for uninsured patients, making dentistry more affordable. “At our office, we offer the Quality Dental Plan (www.qualitydentalplan.com),” he said. “We adopted this plan when we saw many patients lose their insurance coverage due to layoffs or retirement and more people were asking for alternatives to dental insurance. This plan gave patients means to continue their dental care at a reduced cost without depending on (or without having) dental insurance. Also, it gave options for local small business owners to offer dental plans to their employees at a reduced cost. Most importantly, it al-

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lows people an opportunity to have overall better health. Carmel Mountain Dental Care is unique from many other clinics by having both a general dentist and an orthodontist located in the same office. In addition, the practice features a diverse staff, which speaks five different languages (English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese). In addition to providing complete education and information for patients to ensure good health, Dr. Lee and his team offer a wide range of services and procedures – including laser dentistry, orthodontic treatment (both Invisalign and traditional brackets), 1-hour whitening, oral cancer screening, digital radiography and more. Carmel Mountain Dental Care also provides patients with CEREC Single Appointment care, which allows for restoration procedures to be completed in a single office visit (instead of two or more). Located at 9310 Carmel Mountain Road, Carmel Mountain Dental Care opened more than 25 years ago. Dr. Lee – a native Californian – assumed the practice after the original owners retired in 2008. A married father of two small children, he is a member of the American Dental Association and several other professional and academic organizations. Dr. Lee’s return to San Diego came after practicing in a small town in Maine. “I wanted to bring the small town feel to San Diego,” he said. “I wanted my patients to feel like they are a part of my extended family – not just a number. We love building relationships with our patients and care deeply about their well being.” ¢ Carmel Mountain Dental Care is located at 9310 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite A, San Diego 92129. For appointments or information, call 858-484-4880, email carmelmtndentalcare@gmail.com, or visit www.carmelmtndentalcare.com.

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Value, Price, and Experience Savvy Interiors Combines a Unique Range of Services, Talented Design

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local family-run business, Savvy Interiors offers clients a unique combination of value, service and experience to clients – creating home environments that look great, without the expensive price tag. “The value we provide to our clients comes from a comprehensive approach for almost any budget,” said Susan Wintersteen, a 4S Ranch resident, who started the company in 2002. “We offer everything from flooring to furniture, from paint color to fabric – with the unique ability and expertise to ensure that it’s all cohesive.” Wintersteen puts special emphasis on the value offered by Savvy Interiors. “We have great relationships with specialty vendors, as well as professional contractors, that give us the opportunity to offer our clients great value in products and advice,” she said. “Our philosophy is to distinguish ourselves based on value and service. Wintersteen has found that delivering value is not always about price. “It has been said that price is what you pay, and value is what you get,” said Wintersteen. “I find that for every client it’s different. I am focused on seeing that my clients receive what’s important to them.” Savvy Interiors began when Wintersteen started tapping into her talent for interior design she likely inherited from her grandmother – a respected interior designer in Orange County. “It started with my passion for designing interior

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spaces – often in my own home – that grew into working for friends and neighbors with remodeling, updating and renovating,” said Wintersteen, who has five daughters, ages 8 to 18, with husband John. “Now, with nearly 10 years experience, Savvy is a full service interior design business, offering a wide range of interior design services. At Savvy Interiors, we make homes more beautiful at ‘savvy’ prices.” Among Savvy’s services to local homeowners: • Residential Interior Design: Wintersteen said she considers the way a client’s senses respond to specific design details. “Whether it’s designing a whole house, or a single room – the basic design principles apply: It’s a collaborative effort that begins with the client,” she stressed. • Flooring Design and Installation: Floors set the stage, and are the foundation for design. “I help clients identify thoughtful flooring selections, balancing function and style,” she said. • New Construction and Accessories: Building a new home – or remodeling an existing one – can be an overwhelming task. “Prior planning is the key,” Wintersteen noted. “Design elements in everyday living can get lost in the architecture. I help clients foresee possible design and material selection mistakes before they are made.” November | December 2011

• Real Estate Staging: In the current competitive real estate environment, sellers must differentiate themselves. “I can help sellers to cost-effectively accentuate the positive features of their home, while – at the same time – minimizing liabilities,” she said. • Rental Furnishings: Having worked with many families to provide rental furnishings that are coordinated and accessorized, Wintersteen provides families with corporate apartment or transitional housing that feels like “home.” Offering a “one-stop shop” service, Savvy Interiors helps its clients avoid making costly mistakes. “We save our clients money,” Wintersteen said. “And, almost more importantly, we save our clients time. We can coordinate a look for a whole house, or a single room – and we make the entire, lengthy process of pulling together a project much easier.” Contact Savvy Interiors at 858-735-6735 or susan@savvyinteriors.com, or visit www.savvyinteriors.com for more information. ¢

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Are 92127 residents prepared for a disaster? by JULIE TABER, Special to 92127 Magazine

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he question is asked frequently, and most might probably answer, “Yes, I’m ready.” But are you really? The challenge is that one never really knows for sure just how ready they are until a disaster actually strikes – and, at that point, it’s too late. The recent power outage that affected the entire county gave everyone a glimpse of what might be faced in the wake of a major disaster: Clogged streets and freeways, sewage spills, and potentially contaminated drinking water were just some consequences we faced as a result of the power outage. On a more personal level, gas pumps wouldn’t work, ATMs were not accessible, and for those electrical stoves – cooking was not an option. Now is the time for 92127 residents to assess disaster preparedness level and make some positive changes. The American Red Cross has broken down disaster preparedness into three categories to help simplify the planning process, encouraging everyone to “Make a Plan, Get a Kit, and Be Informed.”

Make a Plan

• Discuss with family members what everyone will do in various emergency situations. • Create an evacuation plan. • Assign tasks to each family member, including children. A simple chore gives children something to focus on other than the potentially scary situation.

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• Never let fuel levels drop below a quarter tank. • Make a list of everything to take if evacuation occurs. Examples may include: Medications; sentimental items; computer hard drive; phone chargers and other electrical devices.

Get a Kit

Every family should have an emergency kit full of food and supplies. Complete kits are available for purchase, but it really is just as easy to assemble one. It should contain enough supplies for every member of your household for at least three days. Contents should include: Non-perishable food (don’t forget the can opener!); water; flashlights; radio (battery operated, or even crank operated); batteries (assorted sizes); blankets; first aid kit; medications; money; personal items; pet supplies; sanitary supplies; tools; garbage bags; and clothing, especially sturdy shoes, a jacket, and gloves.

Be Informed

Information is a powerful tool for keeping a family safe. Become familiar with what types of disasters are common in the area. In San Diego, most commonly faced emergencies are related to wildfire, earthquakes, and flooding. Residents should know where to purchase supplies, and learn which radio stations carry up-to-the-minute information during a crisis situation (such as KOGO AM 600).

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Get Involved With CERT

In addition to the recommendations from the American Red Cross, the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District encourages everyone within the district to join the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). CERT is a nationally-recognized program designed to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations and workplaces in basic disaster response skills. If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community’s professional emergency crews, CERT members may be called on to assist their own families – as well as others by applying their skills learned in training. For 4S Ranch residents, applications are now being accepted by RSFFPD at www.rsf-fire. org for CERT training sessions at the 4S Ranch Fire Station (Santaluz residents are participating in the Rancho Penasquitos CERT program, while Westwood and High Country West residents are included in the Rancho Bernardo CERT program). While there is no way to be completely prepared for every crisis that may occur, by making a plan, getting a kit, and being informed, residents will minimize the adverse effects of any disaster situation. ¢

Taber is Public Relations Coordinator for the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District.

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ADULT PROGRAMS

CHILDREN PROGRAMS

TEEN PROGRAMS

4S Foodies 6 pm 4th Tuesday of the month Food and Cooking Enthusiasts Group: Bring your best recipe!

Spanish Bilingual Story Time 10 am 2nd and 4th Monday of the month Spanish bilingual story and craft.

Baby & Me Yoga with Miss Courtney 10:30 am 4th Wednesday of the month Sign-ups required.

Baby Story Time Tuesdays at 10:30 am Pre-walking babies only. One-on-one lapsit activity, which introduces babies to stories and songs.

11/12 SAT Practice Test 10 am Free SAT practice tests for high school students. Space is limited. Call for registration.

Basic Computer Training in Farsi Tuesdays at 8:30 am Open for Farsi speakers interested in learning basic computer skills. Citizenship Class Mondays at 6:30 pm No class on Nov. 7 Open for all interested in taking citizenship tests Knitting Circle Wednesdays at 5 pm Mahjong Madness 1st Monday of the month at 9:30 am Group will meet on 2nd Monday in September. Friends of the 4S Ranch Library 4th Wednesday of the month 6:30 pm Fine Free Friday Last Friday of each month All SDCL Branches - Return County owned books, CDs, DVD, or other overdue materials without fines.

Preschool Story Time & Craft with Mrs. Z Fridays at 10:30 am and 11:30 am For Children 3 to 5 Engage children and focus on the skills and concepts children need to be ready for Kindergarten. Parents and caregivers get to see proven, modeled techniques to help their child succeed.

Science Lab 5:30 pm 2nd Wednesday of the month Hands-on science experiment for middle school and high school students.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

11/9 Stress Reduction Seminar & 7 pm 12/14 With Dr. Buss

Play to Learn Time with Teacher Lee Thursdays at 10:30 am and 12:00 pm Music, stories, art and fun! For children 5 years old and under. www.teacherlee.com

12/3 Capella Holiday Concert 1 pm Scripps Ranch A Cappella Singers Festive holiday concert performed in period costumes.

Self Defense Class 4pm 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month Self defense safety class with Miss Lisa of the United Studios of Self Defense.

12/22 Gingerbread House Decorating 3 pm www.4sranchlibrary.blogspot.com www.4sranchlibraryteens.blogspot.com

Crafts for a Cause Thursdays at 4 pm Arts and crafts for K-3rd grade students. Homework Club Fridays at 4 pm Students from Del Norte High tutor children from Kindergarten through 9th grade. Registration required.

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I was born and raised in San Diego, my entire family still remains in the county and I love all of what our beautiful city has to offer! I have been working in property management and real estate sales for over 16 years; with that experience I have created a solid foundation allowing me to serve my clients to the fullest. Prior to leasing I worked with a high-end custom home builder, selling homes in La Jolla, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe. After a few years, I moved into 4S Ranch, along with the builder, I sold over 100 homes in the area. My combined years of experience have shown me what it takes to be successful and how to service clients in a personal, professional and knowledgeable manner. If you need assistance leasing your home or have questions regarding property management please contact me to discuss your options!

TANGLEWOOD - 4S RANCH

LEASED IN ONE WEEK!

3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths 1,310 Sq. Ft. $375,000 - $410,000

RE D FEATU G LISTIN Looking for a Rental or Need Assistance with Placing your Home for Rent?

Property management encompasses all aspects of running an income property, from finding and screening tenants to maintaining the property, collecting rent, and handling any issues that arise.

BACK ON THE MARKET!

Bank Approved Short Sale PALOMINO - 4S RANCH 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths 3,072 Sq. Ft. NEW ! $679,000 PRICE

THE LAKES - SANTA LUZ 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths 2,942 Sq. Ft. $4,095 per month KITCHEN REMODELED!

LA CRESTA - SABRE SPRINGS 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths 1,273 Sq. Ft. $324,000 - $369,000

Tim & Kristine Skoglin www.SkoglinRealEstate.com • 858.592.0100

CA DRE #01222777 & 01247108 NMLS #355115


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