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on the cover

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Only 14, But Already a Champ

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Do You Know Chip?

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Unique, Fresh Cuisine

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Class of 2012

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Student Star Makenna Grewe

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Chip Walsh opened local Ralphs, committed to serving customers

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Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Company & Cafe Luna Del Norte’s first senior class

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features 10

Community Events & Info

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Sports Registrations & Info

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What’s for Dinner?

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Community Stuff

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Out & About

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School Sports Previews

Local activities & happenings The latest sign-up information Your neighbor’s recipe

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Local community announcements Local community pictures 46 - Del Norte Football 48 - Del Norte Fall Sports 49 - Maranatha Fall Sports 49 - Rancho Bernardo Football

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In Our Own Backyard

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Community Volunteer

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Real Estate Watch

Blue Sky Ecological Reserve Freedman’s pride is evident Real Estate Today & 92127 home sales

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Home Tips

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Green Living

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Financial Spotlight

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Business Profile

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Library Schedule

How to prepare for fire season Did you know about the Bicycle Commuter Act? Get the most out of your 401(k) A look at full service Adanced Realty

Local Marketplace Community Chalkboard

PHOTO CONTEST

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Del Norte High School student Kaitlin Garriot gets ready for her senior year.

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:::: FROM THE PUBLISHER Suddenly, Del Norte is All Grown Up In case you haven’t noticed, our community – specifically Del Norte High School – has seen a steady transformation in the last couple of years. Having moved into 92127 in 2005, I must admit that I’ve noticed the changes. While there are certainly no shortages of young children in the neighborhood, we have a newer segment that is becoming much more visible – the high school students. Our cover story for 92127 Magazine’s very first issue back in 2009 featured a very “new” Del Norte High School. We interviewed Greg Mizel, Del Norte’s principal, and took a close look at what was in store for the school’s future. In its first year, Del Norte had nearly 800 students (approximately 525 freshman and 275 sophomores). This year, Del Norte High School will graduate its first senior class. We had the privilege of interviewing two students from the class of 2012 (see page 43). Senior class president Derek Magill and ASB president Austin Foxworth discussed plans for this year, some of their experiences at DNHS, and the ability to leave a mark and influence future classes. In two short years, Del Norte has nearly doubled in size – reaching an estimated 1,600 students. As the youth in our community continue to grow older, we not only see more teenagers driving around the neighborhood (very hard to believe), but we also get the reward of a full line up of actionpacked sporting events. We talked to Del Norte’s Head Varsity Football Coach Leigh Cole regarding the upcoming season (see page 46). We also took a look at the upcoming sports for the local high schools in our special Fall Sports Preview that can be found on page 48. It seemed like yesterday when I was cruising the halls of my high school. Life seemed a lot simpler in those days, as my main priorities were football, socializing, and school work – often in that order. Be sure to set aside some time this fall to take in some of our local high schools’ events. Whether your interest is sports, academics, fundraising, or other social events, your support is incredibly valuable to our local youth. I look forward to seeing you around the community. Enjoy the read.

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92129 Magazine // RANCHO PENASQUITOS Publisher

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PQ Student Dancing in China

Westview High School student and Rancho Penasquitos resident Liana Miller is performing with the Long Beach Ballet Ambassadors to China Program.

Cookbook Assists Cancer Patient

A group of women in the PQ Park Village neighborhood published a cookbook to provide financial assistance to a local cancer patient for medical expenses. Get info: pvcooksorders@gmail.com.

JROTC Names Cadet of Year

Westview Navy JROTC’s Cadet Christian Flowers received the Navy League’s Award as Cadet of the Year. Program is open to all students in PUSD.

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92128 Magazine // RANCHO BERNARDO, CARMEL MTN RANCH, SABRE SPRINGS 23rd Annual RB Alive! Expo

Thousands filled Bernardo Center Drive recently for the 23rd Annual RB Alive! Expo, sponsored by the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce which was held on Sunday, June 5 in Rancho Bernardo.

Scouts Compete in Pinewood Derby

Cub Scouts Pack 645 competed in the annual Pinewood Derby at the Home Depot in Carmel Mountain Ranch, producing four finalists.

50th Anniversary Event for Rancho Bernardo

Rancho Bernardo turns 50 on May 21, 2012, and celebrates with a special day-long party sponsored by the RB Business Association. For more information and articles, visit www.92128Magazine.com

92064 Magazine // POWAY Poway Days Festivities, Events

A festival, a parade, and three Poway Rodeo performances – and more in Poway Sept. 10-24. (More at poway.com, powayrodeo.com).

Street Beat at Poway Center

A high energy explosion of urban rhythm, hip hop moves, virtuoso percusionn and acrobatics, Street Beat plays Oct 2 at Poway Center for the Performing Arts (more at www.powayarts.com).

New VFW Post Commander

Deputy Chief of Police at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Deputy Chief of Police Barry Cronin, a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel, is the new Commander of VFW Post 7907 in Poway.

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

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92131 Magazine // SCRIPPS RANCH Farmers Market and Family Festival

Scripps Ranch features one of the region’s larger weekly farmers markets 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Saturday year-round at 10380 Spring Canyon Road.

Building Homes in Tijuana

Scripps Ranch residents Chris and Juliane North head an organization that builds homes and provides educational assistance to needy children and adults in Tijuana. Information at www.buildamiracle.net. For more information and articles, visit www.92131Magazine.com

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community events & information

SEPT 21 5pm

Meet and Greet Cat Uecker

SEPT 9 7pm

Local artist displays her artwork throughout the 4S Ranch Library www.sdcl.org/locations_4S.html

Nighthawks Host Monte Vista Del Norte High School’s first home football game of the 2011 season. www.delnortenighthawkfootball.com/

OCT 7 11am-7pm

Golf Scramble Fore the Kids Del Sur Educational Foundation benefit tournament at The Vineyards in Escondido www.powayusd.com/pusddses/foundation

SEPT 11 10:30am-7:30pm DNHS Golf Invitational

Rancho Bernardo Inn tournament benefits Del Norte High School golf program. www.powayusd.com/pusddnhs/

OCT 8 6pm-9pm

SEPT 17 Dusk

4S Ranch Concert in the Park

Free Movie at 4S Ranch Park

Enjoy 1950s-era rock and roll at Linear Park, completed with classic cars. www.4Sconnect.com

County of San Diego Parks & Recreation’s Movies in the Park series continues with “Toy Story 3” at 4S Ranch Community Park.

SEPTEMBER EVENTS 9/13

Savour Rancho Bernardo 5:30 pm - 7 pm Courtyard by Marriott, Rancho Bernardo www.rbbusinessassociation.com

Until 9/30

4S Ranch Pool Open www.pacificswim.com

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Turtleback Elementary PTA Association Meeting 6:40 pm - 7 pm Turtleback Elementary MPR www.powayusd.com/pusdtbkes

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Oak Valley Back to School Night (7th and 8th graders) 5:30 pm - 8 pm Oak Valley Middle School www.powayusd.com/pusdovms

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Monterey Ridge Back to School Night 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm (depending upon grade) Monterey Ridge Elementary School www.powayusd.com/pusdmres

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PUSD Board Meeting 6 pm PUSD District Office www.powayusd.com Summer Movies in the Park - “Toy Story 3” Dusk 4S Ranch Sports Park, 16118 4S Ranch Pkwy www.sdcounty.ca.gov

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Turtleback Elementary PTA Movie Night 6 pm - 8:30 pm Turtleback Elementary MPR www.powayusd.com/pusdtbkes

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No School Staff Professional Development Day www.powayusd.com

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Ka$h for Kids Golf Classic Country Club of Rancho Bernardo www.sdyouth.org

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43rd Annual RB Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast 7 am - 11:30 am Rancho Bernardo High School

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Labor Day

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Nighthawks Host First Home Football Game (vs Monte Vista) 7 pm Del Norte High School

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Del Norte Back to School Night 6 pm - 8 pm Del Norte High School www.powayusd.com/pusddnhs

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OCTOBER EVENTS 10/2

RB Tastings 12 noon - 4 pm Bernardo Winery, Rancho Bernardo www.rbhistoricalsociety.org

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Turtleback Elementary Walk to School Day 7:40 am - 8:15 am Turtleback Elementary www.powayusd.com/pusdtbkes

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Del Sur Golf Scramble Fore the Kids 11 am - 7 pm The Vineyards in Escondido www.powayusd.com/pusddses/foundation

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4S Ranch HOA Concert in the Park 6 pm - 9 pm Linear Park, 4S Ranch www.4SConnect.com

10/15-16

34th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair 10 am - 4 pm Rancho Bernardo Winery www.bernardowinery.com

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Turtleback Elementary Harvest Festival 4 pm - 8 pm Turtleback Elementary www.powayusd.com/pusdtbkes

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Fall Festival Monterey Ridge Elementary School www.powayusd.com/pusdmres Halloween

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 &

Del Norte High School Football

www.delnortenighthawkfootball.com

JV & Varsity Football (JV games begin at 4:30 p.m.) 9/2 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28

@Rancho Bernardo, 7pm Monte Vista, 7pm Horizon Christian, 7pm Westview, 7pm Escondido Charter, 7pm BYE @Olympian, 7 p.m. San Marcos, 7pm Orange Glen, 7pm

Freshman Football 9/1 9/8 9/15 9/22 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27

Rancho Bernardo, 5pm @Monte Vista, 5pm TBD @Westview, 5pm Santana, 5pm Olympian, 5pm @San Marcos, 5pm @Orange Glen, 5pm

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

League Info 4S Ranch Girls Softball Fall Season Opens - www.4srgsbl.com 9/11 4S Ranch Little League Fall Ball Season Opens - www.4srll.com 9/10 | 4S Ranch Community Park 4S Ranch Youth Soccer League Season Opens www.4sranchsoccer.com 9/10 | 4S Ranch Community Park Girls Fall Volleyball League Season Opens - www.sdyouth.org 9/17 | 4S Ranch Boys & Girls Club Co-ed 7v7 Open Soccer - www.joimo.com Sundays 8/28 - 10/30 | 4S Ranch Sports Park Men’s 7v7 Competitive Soccer - www.joimo.com Sundays 8/28 - 10/30 | 4S Ranch Sports Park Men’s 7v7 Recreational Soccer - www.joimo.com Sundays 8/28 - 10/30 | 4S Ranch Sports Park

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Santaluz Adventure Guides Build Friendship, Memories by SARABETH GRAML

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o be clean in body and pure in heart. To love the sacred circle of the family. To love my neighbors as myself. To be pals with my dad forever. To listen while others speak. To seek and preserve the beauty of the Great Spirit’s work in forest, field and stream.” These are the Six Aims that the boys of the Santaluz Adventure Guides learn upon joining. The program, established in 2006 by Bill Burch, was designed to bring the new neighborhood fathers and sons together in a fun and memorable way. “Through several adventures each year, I taught the boys – by example – how to step out of the comfort of our home and how to enjoy the beauty of nature,” said Page Winkler, the new Chief and tribe leader, noting that the group partakes in monthly two-night camping trips. “For recreation, we hiked, canoed, kayaked, climbed rocks, drove off road, swam in

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the ocean, rode zip-lines, biked trails, and on and on. The friendship between the dads is real and lasting. I would count my fellow ‘warriors’ among my very best friends today.” The first campout of the new season is scheduled for Sept. 9, with additional trips planned for Del Mar Beach at Camp Pendleton, Catalina Island, Trestles, Julian and more. The season will conclude with a popular group campout open to the entire family to participate with the adventurers. The Santaluz Adventure Guides is currently open to new members. The tribe consists of mostly Willow Grove Elementary students and boys living within the Santaluz area and surrounding neighborhoods. Participating boys must be between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. For more information, including how to get involved, please visit SantaluzAdventureGuides@san.rr.com. ¢

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‘I would count my fellow ‘warriors’ among my very best friends today.’ ~ PAGE WINKLER, Chief and tribe leader

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:::: STUDENT STARS

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and Already a Champion

But There’s More to Makenna Grewe Than Just Pitching, Hitting and Running by JENNIFER SOUSA

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Grewe is a champion. Literally. Since moving to the 4S Ranch area when she was 5 years old, she has been very active in community athletics. “I started playing soccer and softball when I was 5,” said Makenna, who has been playing ever since. Earlier this year, the 14-year-old daughter of Eve and Tom Grewe became the Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run National Champion in the 13-14 year old Girls Age Division (see http://bit.ly/makennagrewe). It was actually the Del Norte High School freshman’s second year competing in the event. She also won the regional event in 2010, before making it all the way to the July Major League Baseball All-Star Game and securing the U.S. crown in the event in July this year. In addition to her PHR competition, she is also an accomplished cross country runner. “I placed in the top 15 – out of 185 – at the Mt. SAC cross country meet,” she said. Makenna said her motivation to compete and win comes from her parents, Eve and Tom Grewe. “My parents inspire me because they believe in me and have supported me in all the things I do,” she said. She also makes a mark in the

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‘My parents inspire me because they believe in me and have supported me in all the things I do.’

~ Makenna Grewe, Del Norte High School Freshman

classroom as a student. “I have received the Outstanding Academic Excellence Award at Oak Valley Middle School for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or above for the last three years,” Makenna noted. This fall at Del Norte High School, McKenna hopes to play field hockey, as well as continuing in soccer, and softball. She loves meeting new people, which is something she looks forward to in the new school year. In her spare time she likes to go to the gym, play racquetball, and cook. She also babysits and takes care of people’s pets while they are away. As for the future, Makenna sees exploring many additional interests. “My parents encourage me to try new things,” she said. “I would like to do something with interior design or architecture. I am also interested in teaching and would love to coach youth sports.” ¢

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Miss Rancho Bernardo Title Holders Engaged in Community

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ancho Bernardo residents attending special events, parades and business functions likely see them a lot, as they are thoroughly engaged with the community – and that’s what is expected of Miss Rancho Bernardo and Miss Rancho Bernardo Teen once they receive their crowns, according to volunteer program director Lynn Ross. Lauren Menzer and Sarah Shalviri took their titles in March and have been quite busy since. “Their time as title holders has been filled with fun and many opportunities to learn about and work with the many organizations in Rancho Bernardo,” Ross said. “Sponsoring organizations that help fund the program or welcome the young women at their events include the Rancho Bernardo Business Association, the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation, the Noon Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo and the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce.” Menzer said being Miss Rancho Bernardo is one of the most gratifying experiences she’s ever had. “It requires dedication and hard work. It is not merely about showing up to events wearing a crown and banner; it is about making people feel welcome and a part of the community we live in,” she said. “I love going to our community’s events and feeling the energy as

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L to R: Lauren Menzer, Miss Rancho Bernardo Sarah Shalviri, Miss Rancho Bernardo Teen

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world so special.” everybody greets each other and enjoys one another’s company. Shalviri feels honored about being Miss Rancho Bernardo It is truly special, and something I may have not experienced Teen. “It is an honor to represent the community I love so dearly otherwise. As title holders we are not necessarily guests at and have grown up in all of my life,” she said. “I have been so events, but rather volunteers who contribute our time and sergrateful for all that I have gained from the experience so far. I vices for charitable causes of all kinds.” have enjoyed getting to know many honorable and amazing The Rancho Bernardo High School graduate indicated she people in the community that personally inspire me to go on to has many wonderful memories of all the activities, but said her do great things and be the favorite event was the Spirit It is not merely about showing up to events best person I can be. Their of the Fourth Parade. “It interest and encouragement was special to me because it wearing a crown and banner; it is about is amazing.” is a family event where the As she completes community comes together making people feel welcome and a part of her senior year at Rancho to celebrate and honor our the community we live in. Bernardo High School, country and community,” ~Lauren Menzer Shalviri hopes to inspire she said. “To greet people Miss Rancho Bernardo other young women to at the reception, meet our compete for the title. “I hope to show others that being Miss veterans and troops, put a smile on people’s faces, talk to children Rancho Bernardo Teen is not just about a pretty face, but how of all ages and ride in the parade is something I will never forget.” one girl can utilize all of her strengths, grow within herself and Menzer plans to attend UC Santa Barbara this fall, majorvolunteer to help others,” she said. ing in environmental studies and policy. “Being Miss Rancho The Miss Rancho Bernardo Scholarship Program – in Bernardo and the inspirational mentors I have come in contact its 20th year – is open to young women ages 14 to 21 who with have taught me many important lessons that I will carry reside in U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 92127 and 92128. forward: A kind word and a simple smile can turn someone’s Title holders are eligible for college scholarships at the day around; we are not all perfect but we all have something to completion of their reign. More information on contestant offer, no matter how small; and most importantly, if we believe requirements, pageant details, photos and online requests in ourselves we can reach goals we never imagined,” she said. for the title holders to participate in local events is available “To those young women of RB – believe in and stay true to at www.missranchoberando.com. ¢ yourself because you are what will make this community and

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4S Ranch’s Maybeck Neighborhood Finds Information, Security in Online Community by ZEENA GREGG

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he Witch Creek fire that started on Oct. 20, 2007 was easier for the residents of 4S Ranch’s Maybeck neighborhood to handle knowing that their homes were okay, even though not all of them were able go to their homes for several days. Earlier that month, Andrew Thompson – a former information technology manager – came up with an idea to start a Google group online for the neighbors in his community. Little did he know, that just a short while later, the group would help ease the minds of Maybeck residents when the fire started. “The fires had come dangerously close to our homes and many of us were not sure if our homes were still standing,” said Thompson. “One of our neighbors was able to return to the area early and informed us our homes were all still there and even emailed photos to ease our minds.”

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Groups “The main goal of the Maybeck Google group is to provide a mechanism to enhance communication and build community for people residing in Maybeck Homes,” Thompson said. The group is a closed group, which means that only Maybeck residents are permitted to participate. “A member can only join by ‘The main goal of the Maybeck requesting membership from the group moderator or by being invited by the group Google group is to provide moderator” said Thompson, noting that a mechanism to enhance there are currently 77 active members in the Google group. communication and build Actually, Maybeck residents community...’ maintain more than a community forum ~ ANDREW THOMPSON, – they have created a community family, Maybeck Resident and are able to receive alerts from neighbors in a variety of ways. Not only does the group provide easy contact and a certain Maybeck residents currently use this sense of community, Thompson noted it’s forum to discuss topics of interest to their now extremely easy to organize the occasional community, talk about community issues or community pot luck gathering! ¢ concerns, and even to plan community events. A Google group is similar to a private forum online. Andrew said that the site is easy to set up and use, and it is free. Once an individual has created a Google Mail account, they can visit http://groups.google.com/googlegroups/overview.html to get started.

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Thousands Celebrate 4th of July Holiday in Santaluz

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ore than 3,000 residents, visitors and Santaluz Club members converged on the Village Green on Sunday, July 26 for the annual Summer Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular – the premier Santaluz event of the year. The crown enjoyed a day of games, crafts, music, face painters, balloon twisters and other activities. Guests were invited to also enjoy an all-American barbecue that featured ribs, chicken, baked beans, salads, fire-grilled corn on the cob and ice cream for dessert.

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And just as the sun set across Santaluz, everyone settled in for a spectacular multimedia fireworks show featuring an array of pyrotechnics set to popular patriotic songs. The event was hosted by the Santaluz Community Council under the direction of Kristie LaMarsh, Community Relations Director. Sponsors included the Real Estate Office of Rancho Santa Fe, Mitch Pomeroy and RealEstateScope.com, Lifetime Montessori School, Dr. Randolph Alexander DDS, Sprout Photography, and Hifai Chiropractic. ¢

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:::: YOUR NEIGHBOR’S RECIPE Joanna Munafo’s

Pasta with Asparagus, Pancetta & Pine Nuts Ingredients 8 oz 1 lb 3 Tbsp 2 oz 2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp 1 tsp 1/2 tsp 1/4 tsp 1/4 tsp

Uncooked pasta (I use penne or bowtie) Asparagus, trimmed & cut diagonally into 1 1/2 “ pieces Pine nuts toasted (or as much as you want for flavor) Diced pancetta (I use turkey bacon and more of it for flavor) fresh lemon juice olive oil minced garlic kosher salt fresh ground pepper crumbled Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

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Directions 1. Cook pasta according to package directions, add asparagus to pot during last 3 min. of cooking. Drain all in colander. 2. Fry pancetta or turkey bacon until crisp and then chop or crumble. Mix in a bowl pasta, asparagus, pine nuts, cheese, and pancetta. 3. For dressing combine lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic and stir with a whisk. 4. Drizzle over pasta mixture, tossing well to coat. Sprinkle with more cheese to taste. Serves about 4 so I usually double the recipe and just make more dressing! Serve warm or its good room temperature as well.

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oAnna Munafo, a resident of 4S Ranch, typically cooks her pasta with asparagus dish because it is quick and healthy. Designed as a one-course meal, it is also good for potlucks dinners. “It will feed a lot of people. Plus, it can be used as either a main course or as a side dish. It tastes best warm, but also can be eaten cold,” said Munafo, who originally found the recipe in a magazine, but then altered it to fit her own taste. “Pasta is a staple in our house, so when we don’t have a meal planned – which seems frequently these days – I can always add some fresh ingredients to pasta.” Munafo lives in the Salviati neighborhood with her husband Dominic. A mother of four children age 7 and under, she said the family truly enjoys living in the area: “My favorite thing about living in 92127 is that when I go out and about in the community, I always run into people I know – which is like the small town in Kansas I grew up in.” ¢

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:::: FACES IN THE CROWD

Chip Walsh Opened Local Ralphs, Committed to Serving Customers

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ack in 2007, 92127 got a new “sheriff” in town. Well, at least symbolically. As the store director of the new Ralphs grocery when it opened in 4S Ranch, Chip Walsh asked his supervisors to create a westernthemed skit as the grand opening approached to help morale – and show how this new Ralphs would eventually surpass the performance of other stores. “I was the 4S Ranch Sheriff and my managers were my posse to catch the bad guys, which were our competitor stores,” Walsh said. “We had great western costumes and we scripted some funny lines all geared to being the best store in town. It was fun and really set a great store morale before we opened.” Walsh actually requested the opportunity to open the new 4S Ranch Ralphs in February 2007, after he learned about the history of 4S Ranch and the Ralphs family connection to the area (see http://bit.ly/4sranch). He knew opening the new store would be a tough task, but he couldn’t predict the biggest challenge he would face: The Witch Creek Fire later in the year that forced the community to evacuate. “My co-manager and I remained inside the store for two days in order to protect the perishable products and the store inventory. When the power went out, we were able to get a generator delivered to the store and a shipment of dry ice,” he said. “Thankfully, the fire never reached the 4S Ranch Town Center and we were able to keep our product loss to a minimum.” That type of commitment is evident when Walsh talks about his work. “I am passionate about running the best Ralphs store in San Diego. I take pride in serving

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the needs of the 4S Ranch community customer,” he said, noting that the local Ralphs – #105 – is a “Fresh Fare Supermarket,” an upscale, fullservice store with unique product offerings (which just recently received a facelift to update the selection to better match the needs of the community). Walsh, who has a BA in Business Management, began working for Ralphs as a courtesy clerk in Orange County in 1973 and worked his way up to store director in 1980. He took his first San Diego store director’s position in 1981 and managed several high-profile locations in the county. Walsh now lives in the Legacy neighborhood in 4S Ranch and is married with four children and three grandchildren. In addition to his job and his family, Walsh admits to one more passion in his life: Golf. “I try to get out once or twice September | October 2011

per week,” he said. “I like to compete in the local tournaments with my golf club and find the sport to be therapeutic and not frustrating, like some golfers do.” In addition to playing golf, Walsh also regularly caddies for celebrity golfer Billy Joe Tolliver, a 12-year veteran NFL quarterback originally drafted by the San Diego Chargers. “Billy Joe and I play every year in the Drew Brees Celebrity Golf Tournament at Morgan Run and the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe,” he said. ¢

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usco Media Inc., publisher of five community magazines in Inland North County, has expanded direct mail distribution to more than 4,000 additional households (including all individual apartments) in U.S. Postal Service Zip Code 92127 – in support of 92127 Magazine. This expansion makes the total residential distribution to more than 13,400 households. Every residence in the 92127 Zip Code now receives 92127 Magazine at no charge. 92127 Magazine, which already distributes a vibrant, glossy, all-local publication to every single family home and condominium in the 4S Ranch, Santaluz, Del Sur, Santa Fe Valley, Westwood and High Country West

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neighborhoods in the 92127 Zip Code, is published six times a year and has more than doubled in pages since its launch less than two years ago. “This is a significant expansion of 92127 Magazine’s distribution,” said Publisher Derrick Breaux. “Businesses in the 92127 Zip Code area will now receive a significant increase in distribution to their target customer base, without an increase in advertising rates.” The publication’s Executive Director of Business Development, Suzy Sarver, agreed. “Our advertisers already are receiving significant, unprecedented response to their advertising messages in 92127 Magazine,” she said. “With this significant expansion of delivery to more households in the area, there is little doubt that advertisers utilizing the publication will receive significant additional exposure – with no additional costs.” Sarver noted that a significant amount of the expanded

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distribution will go to The Reserve at 4S Ranch, a huge apartment complex adjacent to the 4S Commons Town Center. “This means that hundreds of residents within easy walking distance of many 4S Ranch businesses will now receive the magazine in their mailboxes,” she said. “And, using previous testimonials of response to the advertising in the magazine, participants in the publication will receive an overwhelmingly positive reaction to their marketing messages published in 92127 Magazine.” She also noted that 92127 Magazine has a wide variety of options for businesses to saturate their immediate market with their advertising information, with pricing options to fit every budget. Advertising space reservations are now being accepted for the September/October issue of the publication. Those businesses interested in participating in 92127 Magazine may contact Sarver by calling 858-207-6316 or emailing her at sbsarver@suscomedia.com. 92127 Magazine is owned by Susco Media Inc., which also publishes community magazines delivered to more than 80,000 homes along the Interstate 15 and Highway 56 corridors. In addition, Susco Media Inc. publishes 92127Magazine.com, which reaches thousands of additional readers each month. Other Susco Media Inc. publications include 92129 Magazine, with saturation coverage of Ranch Penasquitos; 92131 Magazine, completely covering Scripps Ranch and Miramar Ranch; 92064 Magazine, with full distribution in Poway; and 92128 Magazine, distributed to households in Rancho Bernardo, Sabre Springs, and Carmel Mountain Ranch. For advertising information, contact SB Sarver, 92127 Magazine’s Executive Director of Business Development at 858-207-6316 or via email at sbsarver@suscomedia.com. ¢

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housands of residents enjoyed various events associated with Rancho Bernardo’s 42nd annual Spirit of the Fourth community celebration, including the parade, community fair, concert, fireworks and more. In addition, attendees saw performances by the Rancho Bernardo Idol finalists, a classic car show, a Patriotic Pet Show – and were introduced to winners of the Patriotic Essay contest. ¢

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Youth Triathlon Program Fosters Physical Activity, Good Health by SARABETH GRAML

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hen you think of your typical triathlon champion, 9-year-old Dannah Golich probably doesn’t come to mind. But as a member of the Triathlon Club of San Diego’s youth program (or TriKids, for short), that’s exactly what she is. Now in its third year and growing steadily, the club is geared to young athletes aged 5 to 13 years old – although older and younger althetes are welcomed. Last May, in her fifth triathlon, Dannah finished first in the 9-year-old female division in the San Diego Ironkids competition, and will compete for the national title on Sept. 17 in Des Moines, Iowa. Originally a swimmer, Dannah – a 4 th grader at Monterey Ridge Elementary

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School in 4S Ranch – discovered her love for running when her swim team volunteered to clean up after a charity 5K in Balboa Park. “We decided that since we were going to be there anyway we might as well run the 5K,” she said. “I really enjoyed running.” As a member of TriKids, Dannah has competed in numerous events and championships, and works out weekly. In 2010, she finished third in the Youth National Championship Triathlon in San Diego. “I just enjoy competing and pushing myself,” she said. “I get a lot of support from my coaches Andy, Judi and my swim Coach Erin.” The program offers athletes of all ages the opportunity to practice, compete, build skill and friendships, and foster activity and healthy habits. Young athletes interested in participating in the program should have

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a well-fitting bike in good condition, a wellfitting helmet, running shoes, a swimsuit and goggles. Additionally the ability to swim approximately 50 yards independently is highly recommended to participate in the swim portion of competitions. For more information, visit the Triathlon Club of San Diego’s website at www.triclubsandiego.org. ¢

Triathlon Club of San Diego Youth Program At A Glance Director: Andy Concors Location: San Diego Email: aconcors@gmail.com Email Group: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/sdtrikids Website: www.triclubsandiego.org

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Ranch Master Association provided a fun-filled day of events on July 4 – including a carnival, free swimming at the community pool, and a fireworks show. The HOA’s carnival at Linear Park featured popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, hot dogs and more – all benefitting the Del Norte High School athletic teams. Later, thousands gathered at Del Norte High School Nighthawks Stadium for a spectacular fireworks show. ¢

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:::: COMMUNITY STUFF 4S Ranch Concert in the Park Oct. 8

4S Ranch Master Association’s Concert the Park is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p,m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at Linear Park, north of Rancho Bernardo Road on 4S Ranch Parkway. Featuring a 1950s rock and roll music theme, music should begin by 7 p,m. Hamburgers and rootbeer floats will be available for purchase – plus, classic cars will line the street for viewing by attendees, who are encouraged to dress up in 1950s attire for the “best dressed contest.” Pre-order specials and more details are available at www.4SConnect.com or www.92127magazine.com.

Poway Rodeo Scheduled Sept. 23-24

The annual Poway Rodeo has three performances scheduled, for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 and 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 – all at the Poway Valley Riders Association (PVRA) grounds at 14336 Tierra Bonita Road in Poway. The sanctioned rodeo includes all rodeo events – including bullriding – plus a rodeo clown and a free dance featuring Southbound Jonny for no additional cover charge following both evening events. Additional events related to the rodeo include the Poway Days Battle of the Bands at 5 p.m. at the PVRA grounds on Saturday, Sept. 17; and the Poway Rodeo Trail Ride at the PVRA grounds on Sunday, Sept. 18 (with registration at 8 a.m.). For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit www.powayrodeo.com.

RB Tastings Benefits Historical Group

RB Tastings – a benefit for the Rancho Bernardo Historical Society – is scheduled for 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Bernardo Winery, located at 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte in Rancho Bernardo. Tickets are $15 per person in advance and $20 per person at the door, or can be purchased for $25 per two people in advance, and $35 for two people at the door. Each paid entrant will receive a keepsake of a wine glass, to commemorate the event.

Gary Powers, the RBHS 2nd Vice President, said this year’s event – the first held in several years – includes plenty of entertainment. “There are three musical groups lined up to play two sets each,” he said. “The groups include, Clachan Boys, who play Scottish and Irish music; the Blackwater Blues Band from San Marcos; and Vic Moraga of the Castilian Gypsy, who plays many local venues.” Aside from the entertainment, participating restaurants include Café Merlot, Elephant Bar, Jersey Mikes in High Country West and many others. Bernardo Winery, Salerno Winery, and several others are expected to participate – and at least five or six microbreweries. Powers said featured artists exhibiting at the event include Adamoff Designs (mixed media collages); Alm Studio (glass art); R.A. Morey Glass (fused glass); Patricia’s Treasures (unique felt and silk scarves, flowers and accessories); and Lynda Hamilton, Association of Mouth and Foot Painting. For more information or purchase tickets to the event, visit www.rbhistoricalsociety.org, call 858-663-4852, or email garylp@aol.com.

Kiwanis Plan Pancake Breakfast

Rancho Bernardo Kiwanis Club’s 43rd annual Pancake Breakfast is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Rancho Bernardo High School. Cost of the breakfast is $6, with 100 percent of the tickets sales going to several community groups. Kiwanis Club members will be selling tickets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 12, 13, 19 and 20 at Albertsons and Vons in Rancho Bernardo. Tickets can also be purchased at the event.

RB Rotary Awards Scholarships

The Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo recently awarded scholarships to four local students: Sarah Chung, Kelly Luyken, Marcos Melendez, and Alex Sklueff. The students recently graduated from Rancho Bernardo High School and were awarded a total of $6,750 from the Rotary Club. The Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo meets at noon Thursdays at the Bernardo Heights Country Club. Visit www.rbrotary.org for more information.

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Herring Sets RB Mayoral Events

Larry Herring – one of three candidates vying to become Rancho Bernardo’s Honorary Mayor – plans two additional upcoming campaign parties. Tickets to the fundraising events for the Rancho Bernardo Business Association and the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation are $25, which provides the opportunity to win prizes. The events for Herring, a Rancho Bernardo chiropractic doctor for 22 years, include: ●● 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Sept. 6 at Athens Market Cafe in Carmel Mountain Plaza ●● 9 a.m.-12noon Sept. 10 at Herring Chiropractic in High Country West Plaza Also competing for the position are Michael Rouleau and Kemla Johnson. The winning fundraiser will be announced Sept. 13 at the RBBA’s Savour RB food tasting event at the Courtyard by Marriott.

4S Ranch Autism Walk Raises $1,700

The 3rd Annual 4S Ranch Autism Walk in May raised $1,700 – allowing eight additional children to attend summer camp. Organized by 16-year-old Max Utter – whose brother Sam is autistic – the half-mile event was held at the 4S Ranch Community Park, located at the corner of 4S Ranch Parkway and Dove Creek Road (16118 4S Ranch Parkway) next to the 4S Ranch Boys and Girls Club. “Thank you to everyone who donated,” Utter said. “If you couldn’t come to the walk or donate this year, it’s cool. We would love to see you next year. This community is awesome.” All donations were used to help children with autism attend the Autism Society of America’s “Camp I Can,” a summer camp designed specifically for children with autism to give them an opportunity to learn, grow, and enjoy a summer camp experience like their typical peers.

RB Golf Club Seeks New Members

Rancho Bernardo Inn Men’s Golf Club seeks new members to participate in as many as 26 tournaments a year. Members play for reduced green fees, are eligible to win prizes, and enjoy discounted food and beverage prices at the inn. For more information, contact Membership Chairman Jerry Canning at 858-679-1450 or visit www.rbimgc.com. facebook.com/92127magazine

Roubleau Plans Fundraising Event

Michael Roubleau – one of three candidates vying to become Rancho Bernardo’s Honorary Mayor – plans a campaign party 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo, 12280 Greens East Road Tickets to the fundraising event for the Rancho Bernardo Business Association and the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation are $25, which enters attendees into a “grand opportunity” drawing for a free trip for two to San Francisco (including airfare, rental car and two nights at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. Local singer and songwriter Stevie Porzak will provide entertainment at the event, which will feature hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar. To RSVP for the event, call 858-485-7074. Rouleau, owns the Michael Joseph Salon & Spa in Rancho Bernardo, seeks the position along with Larry Herring and Kemla Johnson. The winning fundraiser will be announced Sept. 13 at the RBBA’s Savour RB food tasting event at the Courtyard by Marriott.

Lake Miramar Run Funds Research

Max’s Ring of Fire Lemon Run is scheduled from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Sept. 25 at Lake Miramar in Scripps Ranch to benefit cancer research. For the second annual event, the run will be 4.6 miles around the lake – and also feature a family-friendly one-mile fun run. According to Andy Mikulak, president and co-founder of Max’s Ring of Fire, he and his wife began raising money in 2007 after their son Max was diagnosed with cancer – with the intent to fund innovative research into finding a cure for cancer. Unfortunately, Max died about three years ago; however, Max’s Ring of Fire continues the effort to raise money to continue the search for a cure. Now in partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, the Lake Miramar run/walk event raised $10,000 last year for childhood cancer research and clinical trials (some of which take place at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego). To register for the run, visit www.alexslemonade.org/campaign/maxs-ring-fire-lemon-run. For additional information on the event or the Max Ring of Fire, contact Mikulak at amikulak@maxsringoffire.org.

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:::: COMMUNITY STUFF ‘Fore the Kids’ Golf Benefit Oct. 7

The 2nd Annual Golf Scramble Fore the Kids – benefitting the Del Sur Educational Foundation – is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, at The Vineyard at Escondido Golf Course. For golfers registering prior to Oct. 5, the fee is $100, which includes green fees, unlimited driving range privileges, a putting contest, two long-drive prize holes, two closest-to-the-pin prize holes and a barbecue dinner. Cost for dinner-only guests is $15. Registration checks may be sent to the Del Sur Education Foundation, Attn. Tom McCartin, 15665 Paseo Del Sur, San Diego CA 92127. Additional information on the event is available by contacting McCartin at 858-3368616 or tmccartin@yahoo.com. The Foundation provides supplemental funding for programs and technology at Del Sur Elementary School.

Off-Leash Dog Park Opens at Del Sur

Tails are wagging more than ever at Del Sur, now that an enclosed off-leash dog park is open as part of the community’s new Old Stonefield Park. Secured by chain link fencing, the new 8,200-square-foot grass park is open from dawn to dusk and features a supply of doggie bags and a canine water faucet. “The dog park is Del Sur’s newest amenity, built by popular demand,” said Bill Ostrem, president and CEO of Black Mountain Ranch LLC, developer of Del Sur. Also new at Del Sur is Kristen Glen Park, featuring a solar-heated pool dedicated to lap swimming. This new park also includes a stone and grass labyrinth that provides a quiet place to relax and meditate. There’s a fireplace in the pool area as well. Visit www.DelSurLiving.com or call 858-481-4200 to learn more about Del Sur’s eight neighborhoods with new homes for sale.

DNHS ‘Grad Night’ Planning Under Way

Del Norte High School plans it first-ever “Grad Night”, celebrating the Class of 2012. This inaugural event will be 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on June 7 at the Party Pals venue in Sorrento Valley – an all-inclusive secure fun zone with such activities as dancing, zip line, casino tables, air brush tattoos, rock climbing, raffle prizes and more. Fundraising for the big event already is under way and tickets are available until Sept. 2 for the discount price of $95 (beginning Sept. 3, tickets are $105 through Nov. 18). Tickets are available by sending a check to DNHS PTSA Grad Night at 16601 Nighthawk Lane, San Diego CA 92127. For additional information or to make a donation, contact Tami Koch at tamiwilli@aol.com.

‘Toy Story 3’ Shows in 4S Ranch Sept. 17 County of San Diego Parks & Recreation’s next free film as part of the summer-long Movies in the Park series is “Toy Story 3” on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 4S Ranch Community Park. Sponsored by the 4S Ranch Master Association and Shay & Associates Realtors, the show begins at dusk. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. The 4S Ranch Little League snack bar will be open selling refreshments.

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Del Norte Golf Tournament Sept. 11

This year’s annual Del Norte High School Golf Invitational benefitting the DNHS Youth Golf Program is Sept. 11 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. A cocktail hour, a silent auction, raffle and dinner will follow the tournament. Non-golfers and the significant others of the golfers may join for the after-golf festivities (or, for a nominal fee, enjoy the spa at the facility). Golf registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with a shotgun start for the four-person scramble at 12:30 p.m. Cocktails and dinner are 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cost for the event – the primary fundraising activity of the year for the Del Norte High School golf program – is $125 per player, $500 for a four-some, and $35 for the dinner activities only. The golf registration fee includes the green fee, golf cart, range balls, a player’s “goodie bag”, snacks, sodas and dinner. Individuals interested in playing, attending the dinner, or sponsoring a hole at the golf tournament should contact Rob Seiler at 858-775-4339 or Coach Mike Reifeiss at 858-336-1894, or email nighthawkjrgolf@yahoo.com.

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ESET Selected Business of Year

San Diego North Chamber of Commerce recently selected ESET as its 2011 Business of the Year, at a special event at Maderas Golf Club in Poway. ESET develops software solutions to protect against evolving computer security threats. Sold in more than 180 countries, ESET has global headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia, with distribution headquarters for the Americas located in San Diego. At its annual “Celebration of Business” in June, the Chamber celebrated the best and brightest of San Diego County’s business community with the presentation of the Business Achievement Awards in several categories. Additional winners included:

Relay for Life Successful in RB

Participants and local dignitaries were on hand for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at Rancho Bernardo Community Park – which raised nearly $25,000. Rancho Bernardo’s third annual Relay for Life began with an opening ceremony honoring all the cancer survivors and volunteers who put the event together. Cancer survivors shared their stories during the ceremony. Chairman for the June event – which reportedly attracted more than 100 participants – was Mike Freet. For more about the Rancho Bernardo Relay for Life, visit relayforlife. org/ranchobernardoca. Started in 1985, Relay for Life is an annual fundraiser for the ACS, with organization supporters and cancer survivors across the country taking turns walking and/or running for 24 straight hours. Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States participate, according to the ACS.

●● Business Leader of the Year: Liz Fraumann ●● Small Business of the Year: Athen’s Market Café ●● Woman in Business: Tracy Sekhon ●● Volunteer of the Year: Debbie Dorsee ●● Lifetime Achievement Award: Rosemary Duff Florist Sponsoring partners for the event, which was hosted by noted actor Robert Wagner, included ESET, San Diego International Airport, Kaiser Permanente, SDG&E, Cox Communications and the San Diego Foundation.

Girls Win State Championship

”The Next Level (TNL) 14U Gold ” – a travel softball team with players from Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Scripps Ranch, 4S Ranch and Rancho Penasquitos – won the ASA So Cal 14U State Championship. The team went undefeated in the winners’ bracket, taking eight straight games at the June tournament in Lancaster, Calif. By winning the championship, the team qualified to play in the ASA National Championship Tournament in Midland, Tex.

Top (L to R): Coach Nick Wilczynski, Jessica Snider(Rancho Penasquitos/ Westview), Lala Ruiz(Temecula), Michaela Long(Scripps Ranch), Bri Parkes(Poway), Makayla Martin(Serra Mesa), Sarai Nui(Serra Mesa), Skylee James(Rancho Bernardo), Coach Kailey Balzer, Coach Loren Balzer Bottom (L to R): Tristan Carapella(Poway), Molly Campbell(4S Ranch), Emily Wolking(Carmel Valley), Amber Davis(Ramona), Bailey Hawke(La Mesa), Cassidy Clough(Clairemont), Natalie Peters (Rancho Penasquitos)

Carmel Mountain Festival Scheduled

San Diego North Chamber of Commerce plans the 16th Annual Carmel Mountain Ranch Holiday Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 on Carmel Mountain Road. The festival is expected to attract about 15,000 attendees, and feature about 200 exhibitors, an entertainment stage, a food court and a kids zone. For additional information on the festival or to secure a booth, contact the SDNCC at linda@sdncc.com or visit www.sdncc.com.

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Family-Owned Restaurants Offer Unique, Fresh and Tasty Cuisine

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n addition to each having its own tasty, unique menu selections, Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Co. and Café Luna have many similarities: • Both are located on nearby Carmel Ranch Drive. • Both offer complete catering services. • Both are family-owned. • And both restaurants celebrate its 20th anniversary this year.

However, each acclaimed restaurant is unique – both in food selection and atmosphere.

CAFé LUNA A CELESTIAL EXPERIENCE “Café Luna is a hidden gem, tucked away in a strip mall in Carmel Mountain Ranch, just off I-15,” said Susan Haywood, who has owned the restaurant known for its freshly made Italian cuisine since 2008. “Our word-of-mouth reputation brings in new customers, but it’s the food that keeps them coming back.” Haywood stressed that Café Luna is passionate about providing diners with “a celestial dining experience,” and believes in developing a personal relationship with customers. “We want to be a part of all their special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries or any celebratory event,” she said, noting that the restaurant provides on-site and off-site catering for all sizes of events. “Café Luna creates homemade pasta dishes with a European flair. Our food is over the moon,” said Haywood. “Some of our signature dishes include 40

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our Fusilli Umbriaco and our highly requested Rosetta – a homemade pasta sheet rolled with ham and Swiss cheese that’s sliced and baked with cream and parmesan.” She added that the chef prepares specialty dishes each night, and that the experienced staff can always recommend a great wine pairing with each meal. As part of the 20th anniversary celebration, Café Luna updated the restaurant’s interior, expanded the website (www.cafelunasd.com) and redesigned the logo. “The original logo was celestial moon and stars, and later was updated to include the crescent moon and restaurant name,” Haywood said. “In 2010 the Café Luna logo was redesigned to include an angel playing the French horn filling each night with twinkling stars, in memory of Chelsea King (the teenager who was murdered while running in a local park in 2010 – and a frequent diner at the restaurant).” Café Luna has a romantic, yet comfortable, ambiance. “You can dress up for a special occasion or come casually and enjoy a glass of wine at the bar with friends,” said Haywood. “Families frequently come in and bring the kids. No matter your age group, you will love coming to Café Luna.”

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Oggi’s Fun and Festive for Family Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Co. – also celebrating 20 years in business – is an amazing sports-themed restaurant offering pizza, salads, microbrew beers – as well as delivery and catering services, according to Haywood. “Oggi’s stands for ‘today’ in Italian, and it symbolizes freshness and ‘the here and the now’ – making it congruent with high quality pizza, pastas and salads,” Haywood said. “Oggi’s pizza dough is made fresh daily at the restaurant, as are our sauces, dressings, burgers and other foods.” Haywood said Oggi’s takes reservations for large groups or team parties, and provides catering services for groups large and small – including corporate meetings, company picnics, birthday celebrations and last-minute family gatherings. Food delivery is available from Oggi’s throughout the I-15 corridor region – and can even include a half-gallon of cold, fresh microbrew or wine. But it’s the sports and beer that attracts many regular customers to the convenient Oggi’s location, just off I-15 near the Ted Williams Parkway exit. “Oggi’s is festive and fun. It’s a great place to come with the whole family, or with a group of friends, to watch the game. We have flat screen televisions tuned to sports throughout the restaurant,” Haywood said. “Not only is Oggi’s the official pizza of the San Diego Chargers and the Del Mar Race Track, but our microbrews have been honored at several prestigious beer competitions, including the World Beer Cup.” Haywood – mother of three school-age children – purchased Oggi’s in 2004 with husband and business partner Trevor, who unexpectedly died earlier this year after being hospitalized with a serious strain of pneumonia. From the beginning, the restaurant was all about family. “Don’t worry about the kids at Oggi’s, as they can be entertained in the game room while the parents relax and enjoy themselves,” Haywood said. “We want everyone in the family to come experience quality in our neighborhood.” ¢ Café Luna is located at 11040 Rancho Carmel Drive, just off I-15 via Carmel Mountain Road; for reservations or catering information, call 858-673-0077. Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Co. is located at 10155 Rancho Carmel Drive, just off I-15 via Ted Williams Parkway; for delivery or catering information from, call 858-592-7883.

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Susan Haywood Jamie Wimmer 1991 11040 Rancho Carmel Drive, San Diego, CA 92128 cafelunasd.com cafelunasd@gmail.com 858-673-0077 Tue-Fri, 11 am-2 pm Tue-Sat, 5 pm-9 pm (9:30 on Sat), Sun, 4:30 pm-8:30 pm (beginning Sept. 18) Special events; catering services

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Representative members of the Del Norte High School 2012 Senior Class, selected for their excellence in various categories, classes and activities by the staff and faculty at the campus.

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t’s the first senior class for Del Norte High School. They’re the first seniors to play varsity sports. The first to lead the cheers, play in the marching band, and act in the class plays. They’re the beginning of the legacy of the Nighthawks – the first to have a five-year reunion (and all the subsequent milestone reunions), the first to return for homecoming, and…the first to graduate. Since it’s impossible to talk to all the members of the Del Norte Class of 2012, we asked DNHS Senior Class President Derek Magill and DNHS Associated Student Body President Austin Foxworth to reflect on their time at the school, their aspirations as seniors – and the special imprint they hope to leave at the campus.

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With Senior Class President Derek Magill & Associated Student Body President Austin Foxworth

92127 Question: As a leader of the first senior class at Del Norte High School, what is the legacy you hope your class leaves the school? Magill: I want to leave a legacy of individuality. I want each class after ours to have their own identity. Overbearing tradition can be stifling. I hope Del Norte will remain a place where the individuals create the tradition, not the other way around. Foxworth: After growing with the school for over two successful years, I have envisioned a single dream for Del Norte. Considering that the senior class came to this school – leaving their previous, established high schools – I want to bring to light the influence that initiative possesses. We all came to Del Norte driven by a motive for change: A chance to utilize the latent potential within a school, only Del Norte could provide. Our initiative for change has turned into action and it has produced exceptional results. As seniors, we will continue to expand upon the momentum generated here and demonstrate just how effective innate drive and ambition are. This is my dream. 92127 Question: Are there any specific goals you have for the senior class during their final year at Del Norte? Magill: The Senior Class is going to win the Homecoming Float competition. Foxworth: I believe we have the opportunity to set a precedent not only for the rising classes of our school, but for the district we reside in as well. Being a new school, we have been given the chance to aspire to a reputation that embodies the qualities we choose. We will make certain they are qualities that are academically and socially constructive. 92127 Question: Can you describe the experience of opening the school and being among the first to graduate?   Magill: I feel like I’ve answered this question so much throughout my two years at Del Norte that it’s become almost second nature. It’s an experience unlike any other. People from different schools around the district, and people from outside of the district – such as myself – were brought together under one mascot. It created a unique mix of individuals. It has allowed us to grow close as a class in a way I could never have experienced at any other school. Foxworth: To state that the experience was and will be anything short of euphoria, would be an understatement. With our principal, Mr. Mizel, at the forefront of our establishment, the opening of our school was beyond successful. The only experience that will surpass that milestone will be our graduation. 92127 Question: What is the best thing about being a member of the first senior class? Magill: The opportunities. Since we are the first senior class, we’re entering new territory. We’ve had to create everything, and it’s opened up a world of opportunity for involvement that I couldn’t have gotten in an established tradition. It’s a great feeling, being the pioneers of a new tradition

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Foxworth: Without a doubt, the energy, amity and companionship shared amongst our class. As I stated earlier, we all came here with a thirst to act upon possibilities. Because of this, we are unified, under one common goal, one aspiration, and one dream. That desire to quench our thirst from the cup of ambition has produced an environment in which we are beyond peers to one another, but rather proponents of one another. The environment we have constructed for ourselves is easily one of the best parts about attending Del Norte. 92127 Question: What is the biggest challenge about being a member of the first senior class? Magill: I personally haven’t found it particularly challenging. I find joy in things many outsiders may consider challenging, such as the lack of programs, clubs, events, etc. – not because we don’t have as many, but because I’ve had the privilege of participating in their creation. Foxworth: In every High School there are challenges that we must face, that is a given; but the challenges here at Del Norte are trivial in comparison. Yes, there are additional difficulties in being a member of the first graduating class, but there are countless endeavors that are being made to overcome these. More specifically, setting a standard that embodies qualities that can be followed by our other rising classes is a test of our abilities; however, it is possible, it is tangible and it will be done. In other words, we are setting a new, favorable precedent. 92127 Question: What words would you use to describe this first senior class at Del Norte (and why)? Magill: Great people and a positive environment.

Foxworth: Words are not enough to describe the dynamic unity we have constructed for ourselves. That intrinsic desire for progress has unified us on a tier that is unheard of for individuals our age. The only appropriate way to experience the feeling to its entirety is to witness and be a part of it for one’s self. All in all, our senior class is just a great bunch of kids who are collectively, the most affable individuals I have encountered in my lifetime. 92127 Question: What noteworthy traditions has this first senior class given to Del Norte? Magill: We’ve given Del Norte a tradition of individuality. We come from a mix of many different schools and many different traditions, and through that, our class has created something unlike any school in the district. Foxworth: One of the most significant traditions we, as seniors, have given to Del Norte is the sense of unending pride. Due to the hard work we have put into our school, we have exemplified a feeling of great satisfaction in our efforts. It is a path that demands dedication and diligence, but we are committed to making Del Norte excel. 92127 Question: From a personal standpoint, what has been your favorite part or experience about attending Del Norte so far? Magill: I’ve always believed the people are what make a place special. Del Norte would be just another high school to me if it weren’t for the unique bond I’ve formed with some of my classmates. They provide a sort of spiritual fuel: a motivation to strive for the impossible. An individual vision is great, but being able to share it with people who want it too, that’s beautiful. It’s those people that

have made Del Norte such an amazing experience. Foxworth: Candidly, my favorite part about attending Del Norte is the opportunity to do something new, creative and groundbreaking every day. Being a part of something that is constantly evolving is a mentally captivating and exciting experience in itself. Each day presents a new opportunity to stray away from the conventional mold of high school. “It’s already been done” does not exist and it’s a beautiful thought, knowing you can bring something innovative to the table every day. Our world is changing and it’s time our educational resources and technology in the learning environment evolves as well. Del Norte does an exceptional job and this is easily my favorite part about attending. 92127 Question: After graduation, what will you miss most about Del Norte? Magill: The people, for the same reasons I noted earlier, though I think it’d be better to say I’ll miss them in that environment, Del Norte, because although that stage in life will be behind us – I know I’ll keep in contact with many of my classmates. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some of the most amazing individuals I’ve ever known at Del Norte. Foxworth: I will miss the bonds that I have made with all my classmates and the experiences we have shared. The school year (is only beginning) and already I am feeling a sense of nostalgia for the moments I have cherished with my friends and classmates. I believe the greatest thing that will be missed about Del Norte after graduation will be the friends, classmates and peers I have grown with.

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Derek Magill, Del Norte High School Senior Class President Age: 18 School: Del Norte High School Grade: 12 Activities: Track, piano Goals: Attend St. Andrews University in Scotland; become published author and entrepreneur Awards/Honors: ASB President, Senior Class President, Outstanding Track Athlete, Track Athlete Coaches’ Award, Offensive Player of the Year (football), Fraternity of Academic and Civic Excellence, U-T Scholar Athlete Parents: Lenny and Tammy Magill Siblings: Brother Lenny, 20

Austin Foxworth, Del Norte High School Associated Student Body President Age: 17 School: Del Norte High School Grade: 12 Activities: Student government, volunteer at Palomar Pomerado Health Center, PUSD Student Advisor Goals: Become a pediatrician Awards/Honors: National Scholar of High School Students; recognized for Gifted and Talented Education Parents: Darrell and Erika Foxworth


MIGHTY

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DID YOU KNOW?

Del Norte Principal Extremely Proud of School’s First Seniors

Del Norte High School projects these class sizes for the 2011-2012 school year:

by S. HARBIN HILL

“Every single one of them left a high school to come to Del Norte High School – some as sophomores, some as juniors, and even a few as seniors,” said DNHS Principal Greg Mizel, who opened the 4S Ranch/Del Sur campus in the summer of 2009. Mizel, a 20-year veteran of public education, calls the 2011-12 senior class “westering explorers” – invoking a term coined by John Steinbeck in the short story The Leader of the People. “Westering is a spirit and an ambition that drives individuals to abandon the safety of the familiar in exchange for the risk and excitement of experiencing something new and unknown.” He said transfer students – particularly those included in this first Del Norte senior class – possess a unique mindset. “A westering longing drove early mariners to sail to the edges of the world,” said Mizel, the father of seven children. “It is the force that drives space, rain forest and ocean exploration. Our senior class is full of imaginative, westering risk-takers, and their legacy is bound to these traits.” Mizel called them trailblazers. “When all I had was Power Point presentatrion, some video, and a dusty construction site, they bought into the dream,” he said. “This group, small but mighty, wanted to be Nighthawks from the onset. They took a huge risk joining us. And I’m very proud, three years later, that they will earn the honor and distinction of becoming our first graduating class.” According to Mizel, opening a new school and developing a first-time senior class is an amazing opportunity – and one he feels

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GREG MIZEL Age: Years at DNHS: Education: Family: Hobbies/Interests:

‘Opening a new school like Del Norte really is an amazing opportunity and honor. I’ve enjoyed all of it – every moment.’ ~ GREG MIZEL, Principal, Del Norte High School

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lucky to have received. “I’ve enjoyed all of it, every moment,” he said. “August 20, 2009, in the stadium – live with kids – is probably still one of my all-time favorite moments. Del Norte was born that day.” The principal indicated it hasn’t all been easy for the 2012 senior students. “This first graduating class has had to be patient,” he said. “They’ve had to wait as our academic, athletic, and ASB programs developed. But this class has stayed positive and exerted honest effort in every endeavor. They have held their course and made the most of their opportunities at DNHS.” Mizel credits the new senior class for building a solid, impressive foundation of building blocks for the school, the ASB, athletics and the classrooms. “Everything each subsequent class accomplishes will be measured against the bar this class has set,” he said. “”it’s amazing that such a small group could have such a substantial impact – but our seniors have! They define what it means to be a Nighthawk!” ¢ 92127 Magazine

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First-Year Nighthawks Coach Expects Aggressive Attitude, Winning Season

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oming off a 2-8 varsity season in 2010, Del Norte High School Varsity Head Football Coach Leigh Cole is excited about the upcoming 2011 campaign and his team’s effort to be competitive in league play. Leigh, in his first year coaching the Nighthawks, previewed the opportunities and challenges facing the team for the readers of 92127 Magazine.

With Coach Cole 92127 Question: What is your outlook for the upcoming football season for the Del Norte High School Nighthawks team? Coach Cole: We are looking forward to being very competitive this season. We expect to finish the season with a winning record and are hoping to make the playoffs. 92127 Question: What are your team’s strengths entering the upcoming season? Coach Cole: Our leadership; even though we’re young, we have a lot of players who have played on the Varsity before. There’s no substitute for playing experience, and several of our players have played on the Varsity level, so that’s going help us a lot. 92127 Question: What areas of the team offer you the biggest challenges for the upcoming season? Coach Cole: We are going to be a very young team as our senior class is relatively small, but we are very athletic and smart. So, the kids are going to be able to learn the new stuff reasonably fast. We will be competitive and play with passion. 92127 Question: Who are the leading returning starters for the team? Coach Cole: We have several returning starters this year, but are expecting several players to stand out including seniors Tyeshay Davis, Wayne Ganan and Kevin McGlone. Keep a look out for returning sophomore starter Patrick Zeller and first-year starting quarterback Alex Dion. 92127 Question: What changes or shifts are planned in your offensive or defensive philosophies? Coach Cole: We will be running the ball a lot more this season and will feature a much more aggressive defense than last year. 92127 Question: What do you enjoy most about coaching high school football? Coach Cole: I enjoy developing long lasting relationships with the players and families. I love keeping in touch with former players and seeing all the success they earn throughout their lives. 92127 Question: What was your inspiration for getting into coaching? Coach Cole: In the 4th grade, I helped some of my classmates experience success in physical education class and got a tremendous feeling from making a difference. After that, I always wanted to have a positive impact on people. I guess it was natural coming from a family of teachers. My father, mother, grandmother and aunt were all teachers. Now, my son has decided to become a teacher as well. 92127 Question: How do you describe your basic coaching philosophy? Coach Cole: I believe in keeping things simple and making sure that every player knows exactly what to do on every play. So I guess you could describe my coaching philosophy as simple and repetitious.

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Del Norte

Nighthawks

Coaching Staff

Team Profile

Head Coach/Off Coordinator:

Leigh Cole

Defensive Coordinator:

Jeff Polson

Defensive Line:

Ben Kelso

Inside Linebackers:

Robert Brooks

Outside Linebackers:

Spenser Harrison

Cornerbacks:

Paris Brown

Safeties:

Jermaine McDonald

Offensive Line:

Kevin Tobin

Running Backs:

David Duggin

Nighthawks 2011 Schedule

Tight Ends/Special Teams:

Casey Ash

Sept. 2

@ Rancho Bernardo 7 pm

Receivers:

Adam Gajo

Sept. 9

Monte Vista

7 pm

Sept. 16

Horizon Christian

7 pm

Sept. 23

Westview

7 pm

Sept. 30

Escondido Charter

7 pm

Oct. 7

BYE

Oct. 14

@ Olympian

7 pm

Oct. 21

San Marcos

7 pm

Oct. 28

Orange Glen

7 pm

Nov. 4

@ Valley Center

7 pm

Nov. 10

@ Mt. Carmel

7 pm

Mascot: Last year’s record: Fall Practice Start Date: First game: Returning starters (defense): Returning starters (offense): League:

Varsity Football Head Coach Leigh Cole Age: Seasons at DNHS: Career record at DNHS: Career record as head coach: Previous coaching positions: Teaching responsibilities: Family:

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:::: FALL SPORTS PREVIEW

Nighthawks Fall Sports Preview

Girls Volleyball Head Varsity Coach: Nathan Rendon * Last Year’s Record: 16-13 Practices Begin: Aug. 15 First Game: Sept. 9 Coach’s Season Outlook: A solid performance in 2010 without a senior class has set the stage for an even better 2011 season. * Rendon is beginning his first year at DNHS, after years at Valley Center, with a 104-61 record, two conference championships, and a trip to the CIF Championship game Southern State semi-finals.

Girls Cross Country Head Varsity Coach: Dorra Duensing Last Year’s Record: 3-1 (Valley League) Practices Begin: Aug. 15 First Game: Sept. 3, Vaquero Stampede at Lindo Lakes Coach’s Season Outlook: Information not available at press time.

Boys Water Polo

Field Hockey

Head Varsity Coach: Cherise Dadian Meoli Last Year’s Record: 5-9 Last Year’s Record: Sept. 23, at San Dieguito Coach’s Season Outlook: We are looking forward to a very successful fall season. Since this will be the first senior class Del Norte has ever had, we are feeling quite strong and capable.

Girls Golf

No information was available at press time on DNHS Field Hockey for the Fall 2011 season.

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Head Varsity Coach: Chris Jacobs Last Year’s Record: 2-2 (Valley League) Practices Begin: Aug. 15 First Game: Sept. 3, Vaquero Stampede at Lindo Lakes Coach’s Season Outlook: We look to continue building on our runner-up finish in CIF last year with a run at the Valley League title and another trip to the state meet.

Girls Tennis

Head Varsity Coach: Nick Naiman, Cameron Lindroth Last Year’s Record: 5-5 (Valley League) Practices Begin: Aug. 15 First Game: Sept. 14 vs. El Camino (Home) Coach’s Season Outlook: We are hoping to finish in the top 10 in Division 3 and first in the Valley League. We are happy to celebrate the first year with a senior class.

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Boys Cross Country

Head Varsity Coach: Mike Reifeiss Last Year’s Record: 13-2 (Valley League Champions) Practices Begin: Aug. 15 First Game: Sept. 1 vs. Rancho Bernardo @ Bernardo Heights Country Club Coach’s Season Outlook: We hope to repeat last year’s Valley League title. We expect to be favorites going into the season.

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Eagles

Rancho Bernardo High School Broncos

Fall Sports Preview

Football Preview

Rancho Bernardo Broncos’ new head football coach Tristan McCoy is very positive about the team – despite its inexperience. After finishing 8-2 in the regular season in 2010, the team returns only four starters this fall. A former Bronco assistant coach and player (he was a senior linebacker with Ranch when Rancho Bernardo won the San Diego Section title in 1995), McCoy previewed the opportunities and challenges for the team for the west Rancho Bernardo readers of 92127 Magazine. See more information on RBHS Football and other Fall Sports Previews at www.92127magazine.com

Girls Tennis

With Coach Tristan McCoy

Head Varsity Coach: Paige Farmer Last Year’s Record: 2011 is first season Practices Begin: Aug. 18 First Match: Sept. 13 vs. King Chavez (at MCHS) Coach’s Season Outlook: This is the first year of our program and most of our girls are either first year players or underclassmen. We are hoping to have a solid season upon which we can build a successful tennis program.

Football Head Varsity Coach: Mike Hauser Last Year’s Record: 4-7 Practices Begin: Aug. 17 First Game: Sept. 2 vs. Temecula Prep (at MCHS) Coach’s Season Outlook: We only graduated two seniors from last year’s squad and this will be Coach Hauser’s second season. Most of our skill players will be upper classmen this year and we look to improve on last year’s record and contend for the league championship.

Girls Volleyball Head Varsity Coach: Mark Pittman Last Year’s Record: 15-7, (securing berth in CIF playoffs) Practices Begin: Aug. 17 First Game: Sept. 10 @ Calvin Christian Small Schools Tournament Coach’s Season Outlook: We only graduated two seniors from last year’s league championship squad and look to not only repeat as league champion, but also move deeper into the playoffs than last year.

Cross Country Head Varsity Coach: Peter Gregory Practices Begin: Aug. 18 First Game: Sept. 8 @ High Tech High in San Diego Coach’s Season Outlook: All of our runners on our boys team are returning from last year’s team and with the addition of some new members to both the boys and girls squad, the expectations are very high for our cross country teams. facebook.com/92127magazine

92127 Question: What is your outlook for the upcoming season for Rancho Bernardo Broncos football team? Coach McCoy: I feel very positive about this group. They may be a bit inexperienced and a little less talented than last year’s squad, but they have solid leadership, they work really hard and are beginning to come together as a unit. 92127 Question: What are your team’s strengths entering the upcoming season? Coach McCoy: I feel that this group’s strength and identity will be their work ethic, physical play, and dedication to one another. 92127 Question: What areas of the team offer you the biggest challenges for the upcoming season? Coach McCoy: Due to our general inexperience, it is unclear how they will react to adversity, which will definitely come and largely determine what type of team this will be. 92127 Question: Who are the leading returning starters for the team? Coach McCoy: Key returners include Trent Sessions at quarterback, who is smart, decisive, and competitive; Hassan Khalil , a strong, physical leader at offensive and defensive lineman; Zach Andrews-Worline, who is quick and powerful, also on the offensive and defensive line; and Chris Gill at tight end – who is hard-working, a good teammate, and very dedicated. 92127 Question: What changes or shifts are planned in your offensive or defensive philosophies? Coach McCoy: The same basic system is planned, but more movement and tempo. 92127 Question: What was your inspiration for getting into coaching? Coach McCoy: My own playing experience. I was lucky enough to have wonderful coaches who helped me become the man I am today, and outstanding teammates who I still view as my brothers. I hope to give my players a similar experience. 92127 Question: How do you describe your basic coaching philosophy? Coach McCoy: My philosophy, I suppose, is centered on the “team”. No team can be successful unless each individual sacrifices for the larger goals of the team. When players on the team commit to doing what it takes for the team to accomplish its mission, powerful things can happen. Unfortunately, when they don’t, mediocrity usually is the result. I am also a big believer of focusing on things under your control. If we do things the right way, everything else will take care of itself.

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

Blue Sky Ecological Reserve by S. HARBIN HILL

At a Glance Location:

Blue Sky Ecological Reserve

Website:

www.poway.org

Address:

Entrance on Espola Road, about ¼-mile south of Old Coach Road/ Bridlewood Road traffic light intersection.

Hours:

Daylight hours year-round

Contact Info:

858-668-4781 blueskyreserve@poway.org

Tours & Activities:

A variety of docent-led hikes and other activities are available. Visit www.poway.org or call 858-668-4781 for information.

Tree-lined Creek Offers 700-acre Escape from Busy, Everyday Life

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Volunteer Opportunities: Email contact@blueskyreserve.org for more information.

Photographs of flora are courtesy of Bob Kiang, author and photographer of “Flora in Blue Sky Ecological Reserve”, which is available for sale at www.blueskyreserve.org.

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he first thing many visitors notice is just how quiet it is. Located just off busy, traffic-laden Espola Road in Poway, the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve – a 700-acre oak-lined canyon flanked by coastal sage scrub and chaparral-covered hills – is only a very short distance from the hustle-and-bustle of daily life and the speeding cars on the roadway. But it seems a world away. “In a very short time, the car engine noise disappears and the sound of birds – and lizards scuttling in the undergrowth – envelops you,” said Annie Ransom, an interpretive specialist at Blue Sky, home to a wide variety of flora, fauna and wildlife. Slated for development in the 1980s, today’s reserve once was used as a vehicle thoroughfare to Ramona and as a dumping ground – but a group of concerned citizens worked to secure a grant from the Wildlife Conservation Board, California Dept of Fish and Game to purchase 400-plus acres in 1989 to begin the reserve. The County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation and the City of Poway have purchased additional acreage over the years. Today, it is jointly managed by State Fish and Game, the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation, and the City of Poway, with the city’s Interpretive Services Division overseeing daily operations. Blue Sky supports a number of sensitive species (such as

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delicate clarkias, orange-throated whiptails and coast horned lizards) in four distinct habitats – all in such close proximity to each other as to create unique biological diversity. The four habitats include coastal sage scrub, mixed chaparral, a riparian corridor, and oak woodlands. Animal inhabitants include mountain lions, deer, bobcats, quail, raptors, roadrunners, coyotes, squirrels, rabbits, bats, and many reptiles and amphibians. “What makes it special is it is as diverse as our visitors,” Ransom said. “For some it’s a natural environment in which to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, a place to destress; for some it fulfills their love of nature and the outdoors; and, for others, it’s a safe area to hike or walk their dogs.” The reserve’s trails are open to the public free of charge during daylight hours, according to Ransom – featuring brilliant colors of wild flowers on the hillsides in spring, singing birds, and a shady, tree-lined creek providing an inviting escape for a nature walk. More information on the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, the trails, and a variety of programs and activities is available at www.poway.org or www.blueskyreserve.org. ¢ Friends of Blue Sky Canyon – a nonprofit public benefit corporation – was founded by an informal citizens’ group to preserve and protect Blue Sky. The group promotes educational and interpretive activities at the reserve, providing funding for the purchase of items needed for docent and public education, such as binoculars, library books, videos, slide projectors, taxidermy display animals and science displays. Volunteers are always encouraged to join by emailing contact@blueskyreserve.org.

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:::: COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER

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hen Jennifer Freedman first started working with the 4S Ranch Youth Soccer Organization in 2005 there were only 300 young athletes. Since then, the number of players in the league has doubled and the competitive Avengers Soccer program has launched. She believes the expansion is due to a growing reputation that not only keeps former athletes coming back for more, but also stretches out to other communities that catch wind of the booming program. “I feel proud to be part of a great group of volunteers who dedicate so much time and effort into making our kids’ soccer experience positive, educational and most of all, fun,” said Freedman, who moved to 4S Ranch with husband Rich in 2002. While cheering on her eldest daughter Jillian at a softball game, she became acquainted with the 4SRYSA’s league president and offered help with the organization. Now in her sixth year with the league, Freedman – the organization’s registrar – enjoys “being a face and not just a name on the website”. She takes pride in being able to communicate with the players’ parents and ensures that it is the most positive experience possible. Bringing the community closer together is an excellent side effect of the league’s success. “There is nothing more social than being down at the fields and catching up with friends and neighbors on a beautiful Saturday,” Freedman said. She also appreciates that her kids have the ability to play right in her “backyard” and feels it is important to volunteer and give back to the league. All three of Freedman’s children (Jillian, 13; Brynn, 11; and Ryan, 8) participate in the 4SRYSA, plus numerous other local sports leagues. “The opportunities our children have here in 4S are plentiful and I love the dedication and passion I see amongst all of the volunteers in all of our youth sports programs,” Freedman added. For more information about the 4S Ranch Youth Soccer Organization or Avengers Soccer, please visit www.4sranchsoccer.com. ¢

Freedman’s Pride

Evident In Soccer League’s Growth by SARABETH GRAML | photo by Spark Photography

Volunteer Name: Age: Residence: Affliation: Family Occupation

Jennifer “Jenni” Freedman 46 Homestead neighborhood, 4S Ranch 4S Ranch Youth Soccer AssociationMarried to Richard; 3 children Administrative Assistant, Mission Valley Heights Surgery Center

Organization Name: 4S Ranch Youth Soccer Association Group’s Purpose: Provide a quality youth soccer experience to the community. Contact Information: www.4sranchsoccer.com

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RBBA Planning 50th Anniversary Event

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ancho Bernardo Business Association plans a special celebration at Webb Park on May 21, 2012 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the community. The day-long event will have a circus theme with such acts as fire-eaters, acrobats, tight-rope walkers, stilt walkers and clowns, as well as live music. A motor show featuring antique and exotic cars and motorcycles is also anticipated. Area restaurants and other food service providers will be asked to contribute to a free picnic for residents. “We are inviting the presidents of 20 service, civic, and other organizations to join us as co-sponsors,” said Larry McIntyre, president of the business association. “We are also seeking sponsors for the event.” Organizations that co-sponsored RB’s 45th birthday celebration were Joslyn Center of Rancho Bernardo (now the Ed Brown Senior Center), Kiwanis Club, Lion’s Club, Rancho Bernardo Community Council, Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation, RB Hall of Fame, Rancho Bernardo Historical Society, RB Recreation Council, RB Rotary Club, RB Republican Women Federated, San Diego North Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Character Counts, Seniors Helping Our Kids, Soroptimist Club, Spirit of the Fourth, and Sunrise Rotary Club. “We are fortunate to have Marty Judge, vice president of our association, chair the event, as he did for the highly successful 45th birthday celebration,” McIntyre said.

“Planning for the 45th birthday celebration began six months before the event, which limited its scope considerably,” said Judge. “We began planning the 50th last year so we expect spectacular entertainment and record-breaking crowds.” Organizations and individuals willing to volunteer to help or to sponsor the event may contact April Mitchell of the Rancho Bernardo Business Association at 858-451-3406 or at april@rbbusinessassociation.com. ¢

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Lifetime Montessori Raises Funds for Teacher Conference

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o raise funds to send teachers to the annual Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) in Dallas, Texas next February, Lifetime Montessori School recently hosted its annual Art Show and Auction Fundraiser. The April event included catered food, music, jumpers and bubbles for the children. Every student at the school had created a work of art that was matted and hung in the classrooms. Parents walked through the “art gallery,” purchased art work, and made arrangements to have the art framed by the teachers. A silent auction also was conducted during the event, with parents perusing more than 60 items, ranging from a child’s gift basket filled with art supplies to a football jersey autographed by San Diego Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers. A quilted Marc Jacobs bag was a particularly sought after item, along with a two-night stay at the Aviara Resort in Carlsbad. The most popular items up for auction were the Lifetime Montessori School teachers, who donated

their time for a multitude of events and excursions, such as a Movie Night, Date Night, Sea World and San Diego Zoo visits, and more. As Lifetime Montessori School is one of only four AMI-certified schools in San Diego County, the school hopes to send as many staff members to Dallas as possible for the upcoming conference. All funds raised from the art show and auction event – as well as the upcoming Harvest Festival in October – will be used toward this purpose. Lifetime Montessori School is located in the heart of Santaluz, just south of Del Sur and 4S Ranch. They serve children 18 months old through kindergarten. According to Director Kristin Edwards, the school provides an educational program based upon the original Montessori principles of humanity, primarily that of selfconstruction. At Lifetime Montessori School the child develops his or her own will, self-control, concentration and intellect. Utilizing time tested Montessori principles engenders self-esteem, independence and a sense of responsibility. For more information, call 858-759-0631 or email info@LifetimeMontessoriSchool.com. ¢

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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.

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eason and individual performance ticket information for the upcoming Poway Center for the Performing Arts 2011-2012 season is available at www.PowayCenter.com. The Poway Music Fest launches the Poway Center for the Performing Arts 2011-2012 season on Oct. 1 featuring The Max Weinberg Experience. Not only was Weinberg the drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s legendary E Street Band, but he also was band leader for Conan O’Brien’s Late Night Band on television. “Our 2010-2011 season was an unqualified success,” said Michael Rennie, POW! Foundation Executive Director. “Audiences responded to our eclectic mix of quality shows with record attendance, and we’re tremendously eager to build upon that success in 2011-2012. We’ve got hip-hop dancing, the nation’s pre-eminent zydeco band and a tribute to one of the ‘60s most beloved musical and television personalities. I’m particularly excited to announce the return of the Poway Music Fest on Oct. 1 featuring the E Street Band’s “Mighty Max” Weinberg fronting his own ‘mini-big band.” The Max Weinberg Experience is a bold, swinging seven-piece, big band combo that continues the traditions established by Max’s musical heroes from the big band era and beyond – Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Doc Severinsen, Maynard Ferguson and more. Tickets for the 8 p.m. Weinberg performance are $42 for adults and $10 for youths (under 18 years of age, with purchase of an adult ticket).

Other 2011-2012 season shows include: Street Beat: A theatrical drum and dance show 8 p.m., Oct. 22 Street Beat is a high-energy explosion of urban rhythm, hip hop moves, virtuoso percussion and astonishing acrobatics. Using household items, found objects and just plain junk for drums and percussion, Street Beat merges African, Cuban, Latin, West African and jazz rhythms for a show of remarkable theatricality – as thrilling to watch as it is to hear. Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for youths (under 18 years of age, with purchase of an adult ticket). Ricky Nelson Remembered, featuring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson 8 p.m., Nov. 19 Twin sons, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, celebrate the life and work of their father and America’s first “teen idol,” Ricky Nelson. Nelson emerged 58

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from “The Adventures of Ozzy and Harriet” to establish himself as one of the most endearing singers of the early 1960s. Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for youths (under 18 years of age, with purchase of an adult ticket).

theatrical experience with classical music. Under the dynamic leadership of artistic director Jung-Ho Pak, Tickets are $45 for adults and $10 for youths (under 18 years of age, with purchase of an adult ticket).

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet 8 p.m., Jan. 21, 2012 Celebrate Mardi Gras with Grammy Award-winning Cajun band, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet. One of the longest standing and most beloved Cajun bands in the world, Beau Soleil hold the distinction of being the most frequent guests on National Public Radio’s legendary program, A Prairie Home Companion. Tickets are $42 for adults and $10 for youths (under 18 years of age, with purchase of an adult ticket).

Missoula Children’s Theatre project March 2012 Also in March, Missoula Children’s Theatre Project will present a children’s performance (specific title to be determined). More than 50 local children will participate in this theatrical presentation.

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Ticket Information Season subscription prices ($5 off single ticket prices) are available when purchasing four or more individual performances. Seniors (62 years older) save 15 percent off single ticket prices. Discounts for groups of 10 or more and fundraising tickets are also available. Tickets are available at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Office at 15498 Espola Road in Poway on Friday (12 noon to 5 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Tickets are also available at www.powayarts.org or by calling 858-748-0505. 92127magazine.com


MotorHead Madness Car Show, Taste of Poway Sept. 17

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he 10th Annual MotorHeadMadness.com Classic Car Show returns to Poway on Saturday, Sept. 17, benefitting Soroptimist International of Poway. Admission is free for spectators, who can view more than 200 classic automobiles. The competition is open to all years of cars and trucks, with nine trophy classes and 28 trophies to be awarded (car show pre-registration is $25, or $30 on the day of the show – which includes lunch, T-shirt, a goodie bag and a dash plaque). Held at Poway Transmissions, 13933 Poway Road, more than 10 different automotive businesses in the complex plan open house events featuring prizes, drawings, giveaways, music, food and more. In addition, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the car show, a new “Taste of Poway” event has been added – with seven area restaurants handing out samples to attendees. Among the participants are Jimmy’s Brick Pit BBQ, Café Merlot, Hidden Deli, Hamburger Factory, Pho Joy,

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Surf Brothers Teriyaki, and Schwan’s. Attendees also have the opportunity to bid on a variety of silent auction items. And “Red Raffle Tickets” will be available, providing individuals with the opportunity to win $1,000. Corporate partners for the event include: Wal-Mart, Hamann Companies, Albertsons, All Weather Plumbing Heating Air, Auto Body Excellence, Camaros United International, Clever Promotions, Courtesy Chevrolet, Freddie’s Auto Service, Intermountain Radiator, La Jolla Industries, Mossy Nissan, NAPA, Pacific Auto Electric, Pat Schultz, CPA, Poway Muffler & Brake, Poway Auto Repair, Poway Patch.com, Poway Test Only, Robby’s Auto, SD Granite, Snap-On, TOW PROS, Inc., Quality Recycling, SD Car Club Council and Poway Transmissions. For more information, call Karen Dunn at 858-679-8000 or visit www.MotorHeadMadness.com. ¢

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New Legislation is Good News/Bad News for Underwater Homeowners C

alifornia recently passed SB 458, amending Section 580e of the Code of Civil Procedure. The amendment prohibits a lender from pursuing a deficiency after giving written consent to a short sale. Good News: If you short sell your home and your lenders accept it in writing, they cannot pursue you for a deficiency later – even if you sign a promissory note (this is not true in foreclosures as your junior lenders do not agree to the foreclosure). Banks are also not allowed to ask the seller to contribute additional funds to close a short sale.

Bad News: This will cause some banks to think twice about approving short sales. A bank holding a 2nd loan for over $100k may decide to deny the short sale and pursue the deficiency rather than take a small sum up front. It also means that not many lenders are going to do 2nd loans in CA anymore because it is hard to get their money back if the buyer defaults. Nothing in this article should be construed as legal advice. Please talk to your own real estate agent, lawyer and tax advisor before deciding on a short sale or a foreclosure. ¢

Scott Voak, MBA – Broker CA DRE #01153157 10815 Rancho Bernardo Rd #390 San Diego, CA 92127 (888) 311-6311 Scott@VoakHomes.com

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

Sales Activity Address

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Beds Baths Est SF

Price

Address

June 16 thru August 15, 2011 Beds

Baths

Est SF

Price

11303 Redbud Ct

4

3

2070

535,000

8616 Herrington Wy

4

4

3437

814,990

15784 Via Montenero

3

3

1937

538,900

16345 Alipaz Ct

5

3

3029

750,000

17345 Tablero Pl

5

3

2160

513,500

10438 Galena Canyon Rd

5

5

3986

795,000

10546 Hollingsworth Wy

3

3

1957

506,000

17282 Turf Club Dr

2

3

3312

807,000

8347 Katherine Claire Lane

3

3

1930

517,000

8460 E Lower Scarborough Ct

4

5

3329

940,730

15717 Spreckels Ln

4

3

2360

545,000

16382 Cayenne Ridge Rd

4

5

3891

835,000

10118 Baylee Ln

4

3

2317

550,000

7674 Concerto Ln

5

4

3342

810,000

15886 Monte Alto Ter

4

4

3005

625,000

9644 Deer Trail Dr

5

5

3870

865,000

11453 Alborada Dr

5

3

2414

610,000

15682 Beltaire Ln

3

4

3105

950,000

17904 Aguamiel Rd

4

3

2298

605,000

14443 Rancho Del Prado Trl

4

4

3975

1,003,000

17581 Black Granite Dr

3

3

2222

637,900

9910 Winecrest Rd

4

5

4205

1,100,000

10428 Glen Aspen Ct

4

4

2562

645,000

14417 Caminito Lazanja

5

5

4077

960,000

10429 Glen Aspen Ct

4

4

2564

617,000

10284 Winecreek Ct

4

4

3819

950,000

10771 El Caballo Ave

3

3

2687

676,000

14640 La Plata

5

5

4436

1,076,000

8266 Austin Hill Ct

4

3

3037

627,000

16968 Going My Way

4

4

4214

1,135,000

15508 Paseo Del Sur

3

3

2623

689,000

7796 Doug Hill Ct Ct

3

4

3221

1,145,000

17804 Creciente Wy

4

3

2587

642,000

14419 Rancho Del Prado Trl

5

5

5118

1,230,000

17444 Ralphs Ranch Rd

4

4

3000

696,880

7857 Doug Hill

4

4

3958

1,265,000

17419 Ralphs Ranch Rd

5

4

3262

699,880

16469 Winecreek Rd

5

6

5361

1,339,000

17277 Turf Club Dr

4

4

3085

717,763

7511 Plein Aire

5

6

5545

1,447,000

17436 Ralphs Ranch Rd

5

4

3262

715,880

15627 Jube Wright Ct

4

5

3951

1,400,000

17127 Silver Crest Dr

4

4

3358

729,000

10117 Winecrest Rd

5

6

4854

1,395,000

10290 Lone Bluff Dr

4

4

3003

727,000

8325 Santaluz Pointe

5

6

5940

1,850,000

16241 Lone Bluff Wy

5

4

2987

729,000

8551 Run of the Knolls

5

6

5718

2,090,000

8452 W Lwr Scarborough Ct

3

3

2772

816,026

7568 Montien Rd

5

6

7388

2,575,000

7564 Via Landini

3

3

2588

752,000

7828 Sendero Angelica

5

6

6608

2,800,000

7685 Concerto Ln

4

4

3078

799,000

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

Information considered reliable, but not guaranteed. Please check with a licensed real estate professional for more information. Not all sales are listed.

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Thousands Eligible for Electric Discounts Not Participating

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ecent research by San Diego Gas & Electric determined that approximately 15 percent of customers eligible for the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program – which offers a significant savings each month in utility costs – are not currently enrolled. Throughout the service territory there are currently 300,424 residents currently enrolled in the CARE program, which can reduce monthly bills by as much as 35 percent. About 55,000 residents are eligible but not currently enrolled, according to SDG&E. Even more might now be eligible because the income guidelines were raised June 1. “The CARE program is designed to provide relief for those that need it right now and we want all of the eligible customers to take advantage of this savings,” said Hal Synder, SDG&E vice president of customer solutions. “SDG&E is actively reaching out to customers through direct mail, phone calls, door-to-door campaigns and more to educate possible CARE recipients. We make it easy to enroll by not requiring income verification so customers can quickly submit their application and start taking advantage of the cost savings within about 30 days of being approved.” Eligibility is based on the number of people living in the

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house and total yearly income, or participation by any person in the household in one of these public assistance programs: Medi-Cal; Food Stamps; TANF; Women, Infants & Children (WIC); Healthy Families, Categories A and B, or LIHEAP. The new income guidelines as of June 1, 2011 are:

Household Members 1-2 3 4 5 6 Each Additional Member

CARE $31,800 $37,400 $45,100 $52,800 $60,500 add $7,700

“I would definitely recommend this program to others and feel very thankful to SDG&E for providing this discount,” said current SDG&E customer and CARE recipient Maggie Comans. For more information on customer assistance programs, or to apply for CARE online, visit www.sdge.com/residential/assistance, email: billdiscount@sdge.com or call 1-800-411-SDGE (7343). ¢

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Wildfire Season Here Again by SUZY-BETH SARVER

What Residents Need to Know To Protect Property and Family

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n a busy stretch of West Bernardo Drive amid the towering pine trees is a plaque that bears a simple message: “Thank you San Diego Fire Fighters 2007.” This is a daily reminder to many who travel this road on what was lost and how much was saved. Unless you were hiding under a rock in San Diego County, you remember exactly where you were on Oct. 21, 2007. It was a day that began like many other Sundays in San Diego County. But as the winds picked up a smell of burning timber permeated the air. A serious situation was unfolding in the East County, and it had a name — the Witch Creek Fire. “I remember we were out by the pool enjoying a beautiful Sunday afternoon and by 2 p.m. the ash started to fall,” recalled 4S Ranch resident Janice Karr. “By 9 p.m. that evening, it looked like a snowstorm outside with continual ash falling -- and in the wee hours of the night, less than 12 hours later – I was banging on doors and alerting residents to evacuate.” The Witch Creek Fire developed rapidly that Sunday night, and by Monday morning it had engulfed portions of North Poway and Rancho Bernardo as it jumped west through Lake Hodges and across I-15. A wall of fire headed toward the Westwood neighborhood and took little mercy as it raged through brush and surrounded homes in a matter of minutes. “One minute I was in bed sleeping, the next I was trying to get my wife and daughter into the car and find my keys,” recalled Frank Smith of Rancho Bernardo. “It happened so fast, I went to bed around 11 p.m. watching the story on the news; I never thought it would affect our neighborhood.” Families fled, some with little more than the clothes on their backs. Local streets soon became congested and other areas completely shut down. By Monday morning almost the entire I-15 and SR-56 Corridor had been evacuated. Qualcomm 62

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opened up as a makeshift shelter. Thousands of residents were displaced. With such a back story, residents should consider a number of tips and suggestions on how to prepare for the threat of wildfire prepared by the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District, the Poway Fire Department, and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (after all, October is Wild Fire Awareness Month): How to Prepare Your Home • Keep gutters, roofs and eaves free of any dead branches, leaves, pine needles or other debris.

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• Create 100 feet of defensible space surrounding your home. Plant fire-resistive trees and plants around the first 50 feet of the structure. • Keep all branches and any native vegetation at least 10 feet from rooftops, chimneys and outdoor barbecues. • Firewood should be kept at least 30 feet from any structure. • Thin out overgrown vegetation by at least 50 percent and all dead plant material should be removed. How to Prepare Your Family • Prepare an evacuation checklist. In the event of an evacuation, what items would September | October 2011

you need to take? Consider medications, important paperwork, cash, contact phone numbers, precious keepsakes, photos and any jewelry or other valuables. Have a family plan. If you have to evacuate and members of the family are not at home, where is the family to meet? Keep a full tank of gas for your vehicle. Have cash on hand. Listen to local radio reports on where to find shelter for yourself and your pets. Pack a first aid kit. Keep enough food and water for three days per person. Remember your pets. Bring their food, water, medication and supplies

How to Prepare for Your Safety • Wild fires are unpredictable. They can jump two homes or five homes. A wild fire can travel blocks at a time. • Do not wait until the last minute to evacuate. • Follow instructions given by your local police and fire department. • Have an alternative route planned in the event your plan is impassable. • If you are caught in a firestorm, do not panic; find a swimming pool or body of water and remain. ¢

For more wildfire Information: 92127 (4S Ranch and other areas): Rancho Santa Fe Fire Dept. www.rsf-fire.org. 92064: Poway Fire department www.poway.org 92127 (portions), 92128, 92129, 92131: San Diego Fire-Rescue Dept. www.sandiego.gov/fireandems 92127magazine.com


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:::: GREEN LIVING

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:

several color options available

several models available

• 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.

Contact Information: Ralph Simon, President 1-800-408-2120 www.grncruiser.com

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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:::: FINANCIAL SPOTLIGHT

Are Your Employees Getting the Most Out of Their 401(k)?

Five ways a Morgan Stanley Smith Barney solution can help you raise participation in your company’s retirement savings plan:

1. Comprehensive employee education 2. Clear, concise communications 3. Easy-to-use online platform 4. Streamlined enrollment process 5. A variety of investment choices Morgan Stanley Smith Barney offers retirement plan solutions to meet a wide range of business needs. Call us today for a complimentary comparison of your retirement plan and a Morgan Stanley Smith Barney solution. ¢

Michael P. Roberts, CFP®, CIMA®,CRPC Retirement Plan Director CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certified Investment Management Analyst™

Mike and Tom are part of the TRC Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Rancho Bernardo. Mike enjoys being involved with youth sports and lives in 4S Ranch with his wife, Sandra, and four kids. Tom lives in 4S Ranch with his wife Shannon and stays busy with their new twin boys. They have grown up in the Rancho Bernardo area graduating from RB High School.

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at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney http://fa.smithbarney.com/thetrcgroup

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Full Service A dvance Realty Offering Experience, Knowledge, and Savings 

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dvance Realty USA started over ten years ago in Baltimore, Maryland. How did Advance choose to differentiate itself at the time? By making a conscious decision to provide significant savings to sellers. Advance Realty believes in providing full service, along with the benefit of a lower listing fee to its clients – 1.75 percent – as opposed to the traditional 3 percent fee for listing and 3 percent for selling a property. What does this mean to Advance’s clients? Savings! The founding partners of Advance Realty Premier Properties, Greg Timms and Dan Cota, embraced the Advance Realty low fee concept based on the real benefits provided to the company’s clients. “We believe this approach gives us a unique advantage over our competition and provides a true benefit to our clients” said Greg Timms, President of Advance Realty. The Advance Realty Team provides a significant amount of experience and knowledge. Greg Timms has over 30 years in the real estate business, including the “pioneering” days of Rancho Bernardo and Poway, as manager of the original Poway office of Walker & Lee in 1976. Plus, with more than 20 years in Rancho Bernardo real estate, Art Abbett is a true veteran. And Advance’s clients can also benefit from the services of Janice Olen, who specializes in representing buyers (and no one knows the Inland Corridor better than Janice). “With our 1.75 percent listing fee it’s not hard to see why sellers love working with us,” said Todd Stoltenberg, Advance’s Rancho Bernardo Office Manager. “Real savings along with a high level of professional service…we have it all!” Just as important, it’s the local market knowledge and management – combined with the reduced fee structure – that sets company apart in the Inland North County marketplace. “Here at Advance Realty, we are known for our reduced listing fee and full 68

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service, consumer-driven programs,” said Eddy Delgado, Manager of Advance Realty’s Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa office. Part of the full service provided to sellers by Advance Realty is the syndication of its listings with more than 38 real estate-related websites including Realtor.com, RealtyTrac, Zillow and many others. “This is all a part of the complete package of services, expertise and reduced fees that make Advance Realty the smart choice to sell your home,” Stoltenberg said. Advance Realty Premiere Properties in Rancho Bernardo is

located in The Mercado Center at 11828 Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite 213, San Diego, CA 92128 and can be reached at 858-592-2400 or visit www.advancerealtypremiere.com. Advance Realty Premiere Properties South in Scripps Ranch/ Mira Mesa is located in the Ralphs Shopping Center at 9460-P Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92126 and can be reached at 858-437-9500 or visit www.buyselladvance.com. ¢

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Who Will Be Next RB Honorary Mayor? Annual Fundraiser Assists Miss RB Program, Foundation

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hree Rancho Bernardo residents are busy raising money to benefit the community – and receive the ultimate reward of becoming the next Honorary Mayor in September. Each candidate is selling tickets to win prizes provided by the Rancho Bernardo Inn, including the grand prize of a two-night stay and buffet for two at the resort. The candidates are Michael Rouleau of Michael Joseph Salon & Spa, Kamala Johnson of Visiting Angels of North County, and Larry Herring of Herring Chiropractic. The Rancho Bernardo Honorary Mayor program was started in the mid-1980s by the then Rancho Bernardo Chamber of Commerce. The brain-child of Bob Wells, then executive Director of the chamber at the time, the program became a yearly event with two to four candidates competing each year selling tickets for a grand prize and second and third prizes. A portion of the proceeds went to various local causes. The winner was

Kamala Johnson

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always announced at the RB Alive! Expo in June. This year, though, the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Rancho Bernardo Chamber of Commerce) turned the program over to the Rancho Bernardo Business Association. The winning candidate – who will replace Robin Kaufman, the current Honorary Mayor – will be announced at the RBBA Savour RB Community Food Faire on Sept. 13 at the Rancho Bernardo Courtyard by Marriott. In addition to the grand prize, ticket buyers also have the opportunity to win a second place prize of Sunday Brunch for two at El

Michael Rouleau

Bizcocho Restaurant and a third place prize of Friday night buffet for two at the Viranda Restaurant. Both restaurants are located at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. RBBA indicated that the recipients of a portion of the fundraising will be the Miss Rancho Bernardo Scholarship Program and the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation. Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25. Resident may purchase tickets for any or all of the candidates by contacting them directly or calling RBBA’s April Mitchell at 858451-3406. More information is available at www.RBBusinessAssociation.com. ¢

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ADULT PROGRAMS

9/21 Artists Meet and Greet 5 pm - Meet local artist Cat Uecker and enjoy her artwork displayed throughout the library. Second Saturday of every month Knitting with Allison 10 am - Basic knitting class for adults and older teens. No class in October. First Monday of every month Mahjong Madness 9:30 am - Learn to play mahjong with the experts in the area. Group will meet on 2nd Monday in September.

Library (dates & events subject to change)

Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month ESL English Class with Mrs. K 10 am - Open for English learners interested in practicing English conversational skills.

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

Fourth Wednesday of every month Friends of the 4S Ranch Library Meeting 6:30 pm

Every Thursday Crafts for a Cause 4 pm - Arts and crafts for K-3rd grade students.

Last Friday of every month Fine Free Friday @ all SDCL Branches Return your County owned books, CDs, DVDs, or other overdue materials on the last Friday of each month and we’ll get rid of the fines for those items! CHILDREN PROGRAMS

Every Friday Preschool Story Time & Crafts with Mrs. Z 10:30 am and 11:30 am Mrs. Z’s Story TImes 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! For children 3 to 5.

Every Monday Citizenship Class 6:30 pm - Open for all interested in taking citizenship tests.

Every Saturday Chess Club 3 pm - For children and teens.

Every Tuesday Basic Computer Training in Farsi 9 am - Open for Farsi speakers interested in learning basic computer skills.

Second and Fourth Monday of every month Spanish Bilingual Story TIme 10 am - Spanish bilingual story and craft for children. Fourth Monday only in September.

TEEN PROGRAMS

Fourth Tuesday of every month 4S Foodies 6 pm - Food and Cooking Enthusiasts Group: Bring your best recipe! Call for information on guest speakers and the Sample of the Month.

Every Tuesday Baby Story TIme 10:30 am - Pre-walking babies only. Enjoy this one-on-one lap-sit activity which introduces babies to stories and songs.

9/21 SAT Practice Test 10 am - Free SAT practice tests for high school students. Space is limit. Call for registration.

Every Wednesday Knitting Circle 5 pm - Join your fellow knitters by the fireplace

Second and Fourth Tuesday of every month Self Defense Class with Miss Lisa 4 pm - Self defense safety class with Miss Lisa of the United Studios of Self Defense.

9/21 College Funding Connection 2 pm - Workshop on ways to fund your college education.

First and Third Wednesday of every month Baby & Me Fitness 10:30 am - Personal trainer Andrea exercises with moms while entertaining babies 4 weeks to 1 year.

First and Third Wednesday of every month Kids Fitness 9:35 am - Personal trainer Andrea exercises with kids ages 18 months to 5 years.

Every Friday Homework Club 4 pm - Students from Del Norte High tutor children from Kindergarten through 9th grade. Registration required.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

9/14 EID Celebration 4 pm - Celebrating EID with Henna, cards and carnival.

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