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Family Fun at Floaties

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Rancho Bernardo Turns 50

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Old Poway Park

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Tips for 2012

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A unique, trusting approach to swimming 50 years in the making. Take a look at old photos and RB’s historical timeline.

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An adventure is waiting for you! 12 ways to make 2012 your best year

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Community Events

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Sports Registrations & Info

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A Tribute to Lew Bush

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Student Star

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Community Volunteer

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What’s for Dinner?

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Local Family

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Community Stuff

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Out & About

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Local activities & happenings The latest sign-up information Former Charger & 92127 resident passes RBHS Drum Major Mary Lauderdale Bill Reh’s impact on CMR Little League Erin’s Roasted Tomato Salsa Language lesson leads to love story Local news & announcements Photos of friends & neighbors

RBHS Spring Sports Preview

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Faces in the Crowd

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Merchant Profile

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Real Estate Watch

A Decade of Diligence: Joe Dirks PowPAC: Poway Performing Arts Company A look at Atlantic & Pacific Management

Library Schedules Local Marketplace Community Chalkboard

PHOTO CONTEST

Cover Photo:

A commemorative issue celebrating Rancho Bernardo’s 50th anniversary. Photo of the new development information center (demolished in 2007).

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:::: FROM THE PUBLISHER A Celebration of Life As we make our way into the new year, I have realized that it may be just as much of a challenge to look forward into 2012 as it is a struggle to look back. You see, 2010 and 2011 were – without a doubt – the most impactful two years of my life. Professionally, exciting and rapid developments occurred with the growth of Susco Media and its group of publications. The goal to push the envelope and continue to publish local magazines “that people want to read” – which happens to be our company motto – challenged me at levels that proved to be extremely rewarding. However, I honestly feel that all challenges pale in comparison to what an individual and a family goes through when they encounter a “great love” loss. A great love can be a mother. A great love can be a spouse. It can be a sister or a best friend. Regardless of the title, a great love is someone that you care for deeply and respect on all levels. Someone that you unconditionally love. Someone that unconditionally loves you. On August 9, 2010, I lost a great love – I lost my mother in a tragic automobile accident. When a life of a dear loved one is cut short unexpectedly, it rocks the inner sole of your very existence. Your passion for life is tested. Your character is challenged. Grieving the loss of a great love is a long and complex process. Life goes on – but life is different. I spent the first year after my mother’s passing crossing milestones such as celebrating

“first” holidays, kids’ birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, my father’s birthday, and perhaps the most difficult, my mother’s birthday and the one year anniversary of her death (which are only twelve days apart). I realized that everyone handles a great love loss in their own very personal way. There is no secret formula or universal solution to overcome such a loss. It takes work, passion, strength, and an awareness of the magnitude of the situation in order to begin the healing process. Last year, a person offered me some advice. She said that as time passes and I continue to spend time thinking about my mother (commonly referred to as grieving), I will begin to focus more on all of the great things that she brought to our lives, all of the happy times we experienced, and all of the love that she shared with us. The sadness and sorrow will eventually begin to fade. The transition from mourning my great love loss will be replaced with the celebration and admiration of her life. The sadness will eventually turn to happiness. The transition is beginning to take place. Although it is difficult to hold back the occasional tear, I find myself smiling more times than not when I think about the years that we were fortunate enough to share with her. We were truly blessed to have her be a part of our lives. Her guidance, her character, her passion, her family values, and her unwavering dedication will forever flow through the veins of our family. She was a great parent and advisor. I aspire to be the type of parent that my mother was to us. My heart goes out to everyone that has lost a loved one. Celebrate their life every chance that you get, and they will forever live within YOU.

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All the best, Derrick Breaux, PUBLISHER

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92064 Magazine // POWAY Then & Now Publisher Derrick Breaux Editor Emeritus Carolyn McElhaney Director of Production Tara Pritchett Art Director Tyler McElhaney Graphic Design Katie Mott Photography Spark Photography Administrative Coordinator Heather Lockwood Contributing Writers Jennifer Frakes Sarabeth Graml Zeena Gregg Wynne Love Kathy Loy Lori Lum Jennifer Sousa Advertising Sales Gary George ggeorge@SuscoMedia.com 858-207-6190

92128 Magazine is published locally six times per year by Susco Media Inc. ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any content in this publication without prior written permission is strictly prohibited. 92128 Magazine’s publication of information provided by advertisers (paid or unpaid) – or other companies or individuals – does not represent an endorsement or verification of accuracy. 92128 Magazine assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or liability for the content of advertising placed in the publication (or on the 92128Magazine.com website).

A Susco Media Publication

Poway High School celebrates 50 years in education. An interview with principal Fisher.

World Class Volleyball Player

Poway’s 24-year old Cassidy Lichtman – currently playing professional volleyball in Poland – has sights on competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The Story of Jared and Mallory San Nicolas

Long-time Poway residents share their story of friendship, marriage, the birth of their son, and owning CrossFit Barracks in 4S Ranch. For more information and articles, visit www.92064Magazine.com

92129 Magazine // RANCHO PENASQUITOS Protect and Preserve

Park Rangers ensure the protection of natural resources in the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. The Rangers explain the history, challenges and the future of the Preserve.

Drama Students Shine

Despite critical budget cuts, read how Westview High School’s Theatre Program Director, Kristen Nevarez, has helped the program flourish.

Still Running After all These Years

92129’s Community Volunteer, Al Baskin, discusses the beginning of the 24-year-old Annual Invitational Cross Country Meet held each fall at Mr. Carmel High School.

For more information and articles, visit www.92129Magazine.com

92127 Magazine // 4S RANCH, DEL SUR, SANTALUZ, WESTWOOD What’s Developing?

A close look at the future of the Black Mountain Ranch Development. Take a look at a colorful two-page map showing planned residential communities, a retail town center, and future business areas in the Del Sur area or 92127.

Del Norte High’s Athletic Tutoring Program

Currently in its 3rd year, the Del Norte Athletic Tutoring Program provides student athletes with additional learning skills, support, and motivational encouragement.

Two Athletes with Winning Attitude

Lexi Reddick and Dana Cruse are two shining stars. Both juniors at Del Norte High School, each excel in academics and athletics. For more information and articles, visit www.92127Magazine.com

92131 Magazine // SCRIPPS RANCH Magic of Music

Scripps Ranch High School’s band director, Russell Shedd, works hard to provide the best environment, tools, and skills for the students to be successful.

10 Years of Variety www.92128magazine.com 16625 Dove Canyon Road #102-340 San Diego, CA 92127 619-717-2322 tel 619-923-2678 fax info@92128magazine.com

Scripps Ranch Farmers Market celebrates 10 years of good eats, good wares, and good fun. Visit them 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in Scripps Ranch.

Get Your Hands Dirty with the Garden Club 20-year-old Scripps-Mesa Garden Club knows what grows best in the area. For more information and articles, visit www.92131Magazine.com

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An Intimate Evening with Crystal Gayle

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“Hairspray” Musical

Grammy-winning singing legend Crystal Gayle performes a special Valentine’s concert Poway Center for the Performing Arts www.powaycenter.com

Students from schools in the Poway Unified School District perform the Broadway classic. Poway Center for the Performing Arts www.powaycenter.com

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BeauSoliel avec Michael Doucet

Art in the Park

Celebrate Mardi Gras with Grammy Award-winning Cajun band, Beau Soleil. Poway Center for the Performing Arts www.powaycenter.com

Free Family fun and crafts at the Poway Community Park. www.poway.org

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1st Annual Golf Tournament

Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour and Stephen Bennett host an evening of staggering guitar virtuosity. www.powaycenter.com

Westwood Elementary School Foundation hosts its 1st Annual Golf Tournament at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. www.westwoodelementaryfoundation.org

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JANUARY EVENTS

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Senior Movie Mondays “The Help” Westwood Club - Members Only

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2/10 1st Annual Golf Tournament Westwood Elementary School Foundation Rancho Bernardo Inn www.westwoodelementaryfoundation.org

1/6 - 1/8 Poway All School District Musical “Hairspray”

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2/14 An Intimate Evening with Crystal Gayle Poway Center for the Performing Arts www.powaycenter.com

Poway Center for the Performing Arts www.powaycenter.com Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Valentines Day

1/16 Art in the Park Poway Community Park www.poway.org

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1/21 BeauSoliel avec Michael Doucet 8 pm Poway Center for the Performing Arts www.powaycenter.com

2/25 Guitar Masters: 8 pm Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour and Stephen Bennett Poway Center for the Performing Arts www.powaycenter.com

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RECURRING EVENTS 2012 new program of events Carmel Mt. Ranch/Sabre Springs Recreation Center

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2nd Tuesday of every month 6 pm CMRRCA Board Meeting Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club www.cmrrca.org 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month Rancho Bernardo Lions Club Meeting Stone Ridge Country Club www.rbernardo.com Every Wednesday RB Better Business Alliance Meeting Bernardo Heights Country Club 16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway www.ranchobernardobba.com Every Wednesday Ice Cream Social Bernardo Heights Community Center 16150 Bernardo Heights Parkway www.bernardoheights.org

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2 Wednesday of every month Alzheimer’s Support Group AltaGolden, Rancho Bernardo www.AltaGolden.com

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4th Thursday of every month 7 pm Rancho Bernardo Art Association Meeting RB Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive www. ranchobernardoart.com 4th Thursday of every month 6 pm Community Association of Bernardo Heights (CABH) Board Meetings Bernardo Heights Community Center 16150 Bernardo Heights Parkway www.bernardoheights.org Every Friday 9 am – 12 pm Bernardo Winery Friday’s Farmers Market Bernardo Winery, 13330 Paseo Del Veranoo Norte www.bernardowinery.com 1st Friday of every month 4 pm – 8 pm Bernardo Winery Artwalk Bernardo Winery, 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte www.bernardowinery.com 2nd and 4th Friday of every month Bingo Night (18 or older) Bernardo Heights Community Center 16150 Bernardo Heights Parkway www.bernardoheights.org facebook.com/92128magazine

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SPORTS Registration &

Sports Registration and Camps

Poway Youth Lacross 1/27 Registration closes www.powayyouthlacrosse.com

RB Girls Softball 1/5 Round Table Pizza 6 pm – 8 pm 1/7 Round Table Pizza 1 pm – 3 pm www.rbgirlssoftball.org

Youth Lacross Clinics at RBHS 1/7 & 2/18 Register now www.paclax.org

Carmel Mountain Ranch Little League Waiting list after 12/31 & tryouts on 1/7 www.cmrll.org Rancho Bernardo Little League 1/3 Last registration 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm RB Swim & Tennis Club www.rbll.org

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

North County Soccer Park New season games always starting for all ages www.ncspsoccer.com Seaside Volleyball Club Boys VolleyHigh League www.seasidevbc.org

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LEW BUSH

Former Charger and 92127 Resident Passes photo courtesy of SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

A Tribute to Lew Bush

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by DANI BUSH

o most, Lew Bush was known as an NFL player, but he was so much more than that to the ones that loved him most. He was a loving father, husband and friend, and he will always be our hero. We are so thankful for every memory and every moment we spent together and we will treasure those moments forever. I can remember when I was five, walking and holding hands with Dad and realizing how big of a guy he was. He loved to talk and would always tell me, “If you could dream it, you could achieve it.” Sometimes I felt he was dreaming for me – like the time he wanted me to play volleyball and basketball and softball or pretty much any other sport that exists! He would get so excited when we would talk about what college I wanted to go to or what I wanted to be when I grew up. I know that whatever I planned on doing, he would always have my back. He wanted me to do whatever would make me happy in the long run. I always remember our date nights. Every Tuesday we would see a movie. Because of him I have a strong love of music. He was always that guy that was driving around with the music so loud, the base would shake the car. I obviously acquired my love and knowledge of football from him. I attended a lot of the games he played in and when he began coaching at Westview High School, I went to a lot of practices. There has never been, and never will be, a man quite like him – intelligent, hardworking, entertaining and funny. He was one of a kind and no matter what, I will always love him.

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f you’re a longtime Charger fan, you may know that face. As a local resident, you may have even seen it around the neighborhood. Lew Bush, former Charger linebacker, died Thursday, December 8th, just six days after his 42nd birthday. Bush played for the Chargers from facebook.com/92128magazine

1993-1999, including Superbowl XXIX, then played defense with the Kansas City Chiefs. In 2002, he retired from the NFL and settled in 4S Ranch. He continued to share his love of football as a commentator on KIOZ radio and coaching football at Westview High School. It is clear from the outpouring of support January | February 2012

on online memorials that Lew Bush was much beloved. Heartfelt messages from Washington State, Kansas City, and from friends and family here in our community paint a picture of a man who was good-natured, kind, and down-to-earth. Lew’s daughter, Dani, a student at Del Norte High, shared her personal tribute here. ¢ 92128 Magazine

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“Love Life and Love People” summarizes the life of author “Grandpa Moses” Hal Altenbern by ZEENA GREGG | photos by Spark Photography

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n 1947, Hal Altenbern was working in the stockroom at Sears when he heard the angelic voice of a salesperson in the toy department. The moment he set eyes on Alethea, it was love at first sight. The Altenberns, married for 61 years, are long-time residents of Rancho Bernardo and are always giving back. Volunteering for the RB Historical Society, Community Council, and RB Alive are just a few examples. From monetary contributions, to building floats and neighborhood watches, this couple truly loves Rancho Bernardo. “RB is a true AMERICAN community... a perfect demographic of families.... Everyone smiles and they say ‘Hello my friend’,” said Altenbern. The Altenbern clan, with 23 members in San Diego, are strong proponents of education. After serving in the US Army Air Force, Altenbern received a Bachelors in Marketing from Northwestern University in 1950. While working in sales and marketing for seven corporations over a span of 54 years, he also received training from Dale Carnegie and Toastmasters and attended Syracuse University Graduate School. On four separate occasions after Altenbern retired, another company

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asked him to join their team – each time he agreed. For Altenbern, motivation to write started much earlier in life. “As a poor kid I started working at 13. I was proud of every dollar I earned. I developed a carnivorous appetite to work,” said Altenbern. “There were plenty of bumps... but I never gave up. When I retired, I could not stop working. I was motivated to find a new challenge in my life.” With the help of a mysterious little yellow bird – who visited Altenbern for 60 days in a row – he was inspired to write his first book. With his wife as his proofreader, Altenbern began writing. Using his own life experiences and emphasizing the importance of motivation, Altenbern wrote Seven Course Dinner in the World of Selling. His second book, The Battle between my Guardian Angel and the Grim Reaper, is a non-fictional account of his own near death experience. For his next two books, Altenbern dove into fiction writing The Magic Murals & Trilogy and Splash. His latest book, A Modern Samson and Delilah Story with a Happy Ending, is love story that delves into the world of autism. It earned him a San Diego 2010 Fiction writing award. Altenbern’s earlier books are available via his website at www.PalHalCreativeWriting.com and his most recent book is available from Amazon Kindle. ¢

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:::: STUDENT STARS

RBHS Parade Drum Major Leads the Way

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ary Lauderdale takes leadership seriously. As a senior at Rancho Bernardo High School and the Parade Drum Major, Mary leads 200 fellow band members and loves the feeling of accomplishment when her hard work has paid off. Each performance has its own unique demands, but Mary has found that the most challenging part of being a drum major is having so many people look to her as a role model and to live up to the expectations of those in the band. “I have learned so much about myself as drum major, as well as learning about other people and how to lead. These experiences have helped prepare me for college and beyond.” Mary has been performing her whole Name: Mary Veronica Lauderdale life. At the early age of three, Mary’s Age: 18 parents, Jane and Michael Lauderdale, School: Rancho Bernardo High School enrolled her in ballet and jazz classes at Grade: Senior California Ballet School – and she has Parents’ name: Jane & Michael Lauderdale been dancing ever since! When she is not 16

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performing on stage in “The Nutcracker” at the Poway Performing Arts Center or downtown at the Civic Theater, Mary can be found behind the scenes teaching the younger dancers their parts in the shows. Mary received the 2007/2008 Youth Volunteer of the Year Award from the California Ballet School and credits ballet with teaching her discipline and commitment. A resident of Poway since the age of two, Mary loves the school spirit and pride of Rancho Bernardo High School. “Everybody at RB is proud to be there and works hard to better themselves as well as their school.” Besides band, Mary really enjoys her AP Government class and credits her teacher, Coach Carp, with keeping it interesting while they learn how the government and justice systems work. While her band, dance, and drum major teachers have been instrumental in helping Mary reach her goals, she says her parents unwavering support inspires her the most. Recently, her father helped her discover a new passion. Two years ago he gave Mary his old camera and she began to “play around” with it. She quickly discovered a love of sharing her view of the world through photography. These days you’ll be hard pressed to find Mary without a camera. Once in college, Mary says she will continue with band and teaching young children, but will also major in kinesiology. Whether it’s in front of or behind a camera lens, you can bet that Mary Lauderdale will be leading the performance. ¢

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Checking in with RB’s New Honorary Mayor

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rom the ages of 21 to 31 years old, I played on professional hockey teams, such as the Buffalo Sabres, the Charlotte Checkers and the San Diego Mariners,” says Michael Rouleau, Rancho Bernardo’s newly elected Honorary Mayor. Now, the same team spirit he had on the ice is dedicated to the business community in Rancho Bernardo. “As Honorary Mayor, I am most looking forward to meeting other business owners and managers in Rancho Bernardo and sharing what we can do together in business in R.B.,” says Michael. “It’s all about unity in this community.” Upon retiring from professional hockey, Michael launched a successful career as a cosmetologist. He opened

“As Honorary Mayor, I am most looking forward to meeting other business owners and managers in Rancho Bernardo and sharing what we can do together in business in R.B.” ~ MICHAEL ROULEAU, Honorary Mayor

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the Michael Joseph Salon & Spa in February 2010 in Rancho Bernardo. According to Michael, the salon has 16 hair stylists, two manicurists and an esthetician – and is continually growing. “I am blessed to be working with many of the best hair stylists in Rancho Bernardo,” says Michael. As a local business owner, Michael fully understands how important building a strong community foundation is for small and locally owned businesses. “Rancho Bernardo has been very good to me in friendships and business support, and I believe in giving back,” says Michael. The duties and responsibilities of Honorary Mayor are no stranger to Michael, as it was his wife, Maureen – a former Honorary Mayor herself – that threw his hat into the ring. “I feel very blessed to be married to the number one fundraiser of the Rancho Bernardo community,” says Michael. Michael also thanks his campaign committee and all those who came out on September 8, 2011 for his fundraising party. It happened to be the day of the county-wide black-out, but that didn’t stop Michael’s supporters from going to the Rancho Bernardo Country Club for the party. “We decided that the ‘show must go on’ and held the party anyway. Much to my surprise, we had close to 100 people. It was a huge success,” says Michael. Michael also has strong family ties. “I am the father of four from my previous marriage, and I inherited two more children from Maureen. Together, we have a plethora of grandchildren! I have 13 grandchildren and Maureen has four – totaling 17 between the two of us!” ¢

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:::: COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER

Bill Reh Mentors Players in Baseball & Beyond by WYNN LOVE | photo by Zeena Gregg Photography

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ill Reh got involved in the Carmel Mountain Ranch Little League when his older son, Hunter, started T-ball at age 5 back in 2002. Ten years later, he has created a force in the 92128 community that extends far beyond baseball. Reh started out as a volunteer coach and has now helped lead four All Star teams, two of which won the district 32 Tournament of Championship. This summer’s 9/10 All Star team went on to win the Section 6 Championship and tied for third in the state. But that is just the beginning of Bill Reh’s impact on the CMR league. “Life to me is all about family, friends and making an impact while leaving a legacy.” He is well on his way. Reh has created a variety of avenues for the players and families to join their love of baseball with service to the community. “In early 2009, I had a vision to leverage my love for the sport of baseball as a conduit to help shape the hearts, minds and talents of young athletes to serve society,” said Reh. That vision became reality when Reh took his team to join up with one of San Diego’s most celebrated travel ball organizations. The 12u Travel Baseball program that Reh directed offered baseball training that incorporated community service. “We stressed core values of moral character, leadership, camaraderie and service while emphasizing

hard-work on the field and in the classroom encouraging them to reach for their dreams.” The program was a great success and expanded in 2010 to include three San Diego teams under Reh’s direction. Reh also spearheaded the Home Run for Chelsea Baseball Tournament in the wake of the Chelsea King tragedy. This spring, more than 1,000 players participated and the event raised $30,000 for the Chelsea’s Light Foundation. Now Reh is working on a new project, the Future Traditions Baseball Academy. Launched in December, the Academy provides 20 ball players, aged 10-12, weekly on-field instruction by former UCSD coaches, training in nutrition and agility, instruction on the history of baseball, and leadership mentoring by stars likeTrevor Hoffman, Dennis Paulson, and Javier Colon. All this enrichment occurs alongside continued promotion of community service. Reh lives in Carmel Mountain Ranch with his wife, Cindy. Both work in the high tech industry, but make time for Bill’s many projects as well as raising their two sons, Hunter, now 14, and Trevor, 11. Reh currently manages the Majors division for the CMR league, in which his son, Trevor, plays. ¢

Profile Information Name: Bill Reh Occupation Internet and Software Entrepreneur, President & CEO - Phaneron Development; President & CEO - True Understanding; Board of Advisors - SafeList; Co-founder- TreAura Communications Name of Group: Carmel Mountain Little League Purpose: Inspire young children around the world to grow Website: www.cmrll.org

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:::: YOUR NEIGHBOR’S RECIPE

Roasted Tomato

Salsa Ingredients 18 Roma tomatoes, whole with top (stem cut off) 9 Jalapeños, cut in half lengthwise (Remove the seeds if you like a milder salsa) 5 green onions, chopped 1 Bunch of cilantro, chopped Salt Additional hot sauce (like Tapatío®) to taste Aluminum foil

Directions 1. Place two 18-24” sheets of aluminum foil on the counter making a cross. 2. Place the tomatoes and jalapeños in the center with a few shakes of salt. 3. Pull the edges of the top sheet of aluminum foil together and fold over the tomato/jalapeño mixture. 4. Pull the edges of the bottom sheet of aluminum foil together and fold over. 5. The aluminum foil should look like a “square package” when you are finished. No gaps should be in the “square package” so that the tomatoes and jalapeños can steam while cooking. 6. Place in a greased skillet (so the aluminum foil won’t stick) and cover. 7. Cook on “simmer” for approximately 30 minutes. 8. For the last 5 minutes, turn up the heat to Medium-Low so that the tomatoes get slightly browned on the bottom. 9. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool for one hour. 10. Break open the aluminum foil and transfer the mixture to a blender and puree. 11. Add salt and additional hot sauce to your liking. 12. Transfer to the refrigerator and cool. 13. Once cool, mix in the fresh chopped green onions and cilantro. Enjoy!

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E constantly searching for new things to create. Salsa is rin Berzins’ family loves Mexian food. “I am

a staple in our house,” says Erin. “We eat it with chips for a simple snack or use it as a topping for other dishes like eggs, potatoes, or rice. In my opinion, it enhances all food!” Erin and her husband Alex live in the Carmel Mountain Ranch community of 92128. They have a 10-year-old son named Logan. Erin enjoys cooking, exercising, shopping, baseball and football. When Erin isn’t creating dishes for her family and friends in the kitchen, she can be found at the local baseball fields watching her son’s games or relaxing in the backyard on the weekends with her family. “I also like to take in an occasional happy hour with my favorite gal pals,” says Erin. “Enjoy the recipe and be sure to make extra to share with your neighbors. It’s always a great start to an informal party!” ¢

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:::: LOCAL FAMILY

Language Lesson Leads to Love Story by SARABETH GRAML | photos by Spark Photography

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lthough they first met in Hamamatsu, Japan, Erik and Mayumi Akin love to call Rancho Bernardo home. “Our first date was supposed to be an exchange language lesson – Japanese for Erik and English for Mayumi – instead we fell in love and the rest is history,” the couple explained. The Akins originally moved to the area 11 years ago for the sole purpose of allowing their two Erik and Mayumi Akin children, Takumi and Reimi to The Greens in Rancho Bernardo attend school in the Poway Unified 2000 School District. “The schools TaylorMade adidas Golf Co. – Apparel have not disappointed,” they added. Developer, St. Bart’s Preschool – Takumi recently graduated from Teacher’s Assistant UCLA and works as a Freelance Takumi Akin (24), Reimi Akin (15) Multidisciplinary Designer. Reimi Fifi (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) is 15 years old and is a sophomore at and Julie (Persian Cat)

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Rancho Bernardo High School. She is also an avid dancer, studying ballet at Black Mountain Dance Centre since she was 6 years old. She recently performed in the annual Nutcracker performance at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts for the 9th year in a row. A bilingual and bicultural home, the Akin’s residence is in “the Greens”, a diverse neighborhood that enticed the family because of its character and personality. “We have neighbors who are young families with babies and some who are in their 90’s.” The family’s creativity can be seen in every facet of their lives. From non-traditional holiday meals (Korean BBQ for Christmas or a breakfast burrito Easter) to ditching typical “living room” furniture and replacing it with an eclectic mix of industrial and mid-century office furniture. “We actually use the room now,” they said. Erik, who is an apparel designer likes to play golf when the time is available. Mayumi, a teacher’s assistant at St. Bart’s Preschool, stays fit by practicing yoga. Both enjoy reading, jazz music and foreign movies. Anyone poking around the community will often find Erik and/or Mayumi walking their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Fifi, along the two golf courses that wind through the neighborhood. ¢

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plans: The launch of 92130 Magazine in February 2012. “We have had a tremendous response to our current five publications,” Breaux said. “Susco Media’s most recent launches have had spectacular receptions from both readers and advertisers. We are excited about the Carmel Valley 92130 expansion and we expect a similar reaction.” The addition of 92130 Magazine will make a total of six publications launched by Susco Media since late 2009 – joining titles that include 92127 Magazine, 92129 Magazine, 92131 Magazine, 92064 Magazine and 92128 Magazine. “Just as with our other publications, we will produce 92130 Magazine with the goal of providing readers something they want to read,” Breaux said. “Plus, we provide a variety of marketing options in addition to the print publication to assist local businesses in getting solid response for their investment.” Many residents and businesses urged January | February 2012

Susco Media to expand into the Carmel Valley market, Breaux said. “With the launch of 92130 Magazine in February, businesses and service companies will be able to reach 100,000 targeted, high demographic households along the I-15 and Highway 56 corridors,” Breaux said. “And not only do advertisers reach a lucrative audience, they do so in a high-quality environment in one of our colorful, well-read community magazines, each filled with vibrant photographs and well-written local articles.” Serving the Carmel Valley area, 92130 Magazine will provide community features, profiles and information in an attractive, fullcolor, glossy print publication. Delivered by direct mail to every single family home and condominium in Zip Code 92130, the magazine also has a number of racks for single copy distribution in select locations – and boasts a total circulation of 17,250 per issue. The new publication publishes six times a year and features an easy-to-read format and professional design that ensures thorough readership. In addition to the print publication, 92130 Magazine will be complemented by a robust website (www.92130Magazine.com), an active Facebook page and regular streams of information and comments via Twitter, according to Breaux. ¢ 92128magazine.com


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:::: COMMUNITY STUFF Youth & Adult Soccer and Dodgeball to 4S

Joimo, a national sports and recreation program, has established programs in the 92127 Community. Registration is currently open and is done on a first come, first serve basis. There are not deadlines to sign up, but registration will be closed as soon as capacity is reached. For additional information or to register visit www.joimo.com.

PUSD Hosts College Fair

Poway Unified School District high school and middle school students interested in attending college converged on the Del Norte High School campus in 4S Ranch in October to learn more about advanced educational options. The 2011 Poway Unified School District College Fair – sponsored by PUSD and the Palomar Council Parent-Teacher Association – included dozens of colleges, universities and trade schools, including the San Francisco Academy of Art Institute, Arizona State University, Azusa Pacific University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Santa Cruz and many, many more.

Students Attend Diversity Leadership Conference

Triathlon Group Meeting in RB

Triathlon America, an industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and the business of triathlon, plans its second annual conference Feb. 19–21 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. Last year nearly 300 individuals from race organizations, major brands, and companies serving the triathlon industry gathered for the first time to meet and discuss issues and business opportunities within the sport of triathlon. “This is truly the only event for the triathlon industry that addresses the business of our sport, and we look forward to raising the bar even higher at the 2012 conference,” said Jack Caress, president of Triathlon America. The Conference will feature an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, valuable networking events, and seminars and panels critical to the industry. The final night of the conference will be highlighted by the Triathlon America Awards Celebration. This year’s celebration will also feature the Ron Smith Triathlete of the Year award. Named after one of triathlon’s earliest pioneers, it recognizes a male or female triathlete who best demonstrates a combination of strong moral character, athletic performance and professionalism in the sport of triathlon. Conference details and online registration are available at www.triathlon-america.com.

Nighthawk Softball Hosts Development Clinics

Join Del Norte High School Varsity Softball Coach Steve Kuptz, Raylene Asman (Long Island University) and Mia Routh (Colorado State University), along with returning Del Norte High players, for a unique player development opportunity in January and February. The four 2-hour player development clinics to be held at Del Norte High School are designed for players from 4S Ranch and Rancho Bernardo Girl’s Softball Leagues. Participation in these initial clinics will be limited to 20 players on a reservation only basis. Workouts will focus on the development of the “total player” incorporating activities designed to develop the player both mentally and physically. The low instructor to player ratio (4:1) will enable meaningful instruction to take place on an individual basis. There is a suggested donation of $20 per session and all proceeds benefit Nighthawk Softball. Clinic dates are Jan. 22 & 29 and Feb. 12 & 19. 7–8 year olds at 9 a.m., 9–10 year olds at 11:30 a.m. and 11–14 year olds at 2 p.m. Additional information can be found at www.eteamz.com/nighthawkfastpitch.

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Eight student leaders from Francis Parker School recently attended the 18th-Annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference in Philadelphia in conjunction with the People of Color Conference. The contingent was led by Inez Thomas, Director of Community Outreach at Parker, who took students from three different grade levels to the conference with the intent of each bringing thoughts and ideas back that would bolster the community – both on and off campus. Local 92128 Resident Austin Martin – Class of 2013 – was among the Student Contingent. Hosted by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), The Student Diversity Leadership Conference is a multiracial, multicultural gathering of student leaders (grades 9–12) from around the country. Participants examine issues of social justice, develop effective crosscultural communication skills, practice expression through the arts, and learn networking principles and strategies. Now in its 18th year, The Student Diversity Leadership Conference encourages students to apply the leadership principles they develop within their own communities after the conference.

Dog Park to Hosts Vaccine & Microchip Clinic

Robin Kaufmann, Dog Park Liaison for the Rancho Bernardo Dog Park, has organized a low cost rabies vaccination clinic and microchip clinic to be held on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 12–2 p.m. at the Rancho Bernardo Dog Park. Pet owners will have an opportunity to update their dogs on rabies vaccinations and also microchip their dogs if they so desire. Each family that vaccinates or microchips their dog will receive free ‘goodies’. The clinic will take place at the entrance of the Rancho Bernardo Dog Park, which is located at the south end of the Ranch Bernardo Community Park at 18448 West Bernardo Drive, San Diego, CA 92127. For more details, visit the Rancho Bernardo Dog Park web site at www.RanchoBernardoDogPark.com.

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RB’s Pop Warner: Best in the West

Rancho Bernardo Pop Warner (RBPW) Jr. Midget Football team won the Division 11b Palomar Conference Championship in November. In a rain-soaked championship game, the RB Broncos defeated the Vista Wildcats 16-6, finishing the 2011 season with a 12-1-1 overall record. The RB Broncos went on to represent Southern California in the “Best in the West Bowl” in December in Temecula. After a great game against the Douglas Tigers from Minden, Nevada, the RBPW Jr. Midget’s claimed the “Best in the West” title with a final score of 14-0. Rancho Bernardo Pop Warner is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides youth football and cheer programs for children 5 to 16 years of age in Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Mountain Ranch, 4S Ranch, and surrounding communities. Created in 1974, RBPW is part of the Palomar Conference. For more information about Rancho Bernardo Pop Warner, please contact Stacie Hunt, RBPW President, at shunt@rbpopwarner.org, or visit our website at rbpopwarner.org.

$12,000 Grants Given to Local Organizations

The Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation (RBCF) continued its passionate commitment to the community by granting $12,000 to local organizations. The announcement was made at the Foundation’s Thanksgiving Luncheon, held on Nov. 22 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. The annual event – the largest of its kind in Rancho Bernardo – raises funds for worthy organizations and causes. Grantees included Rebuild RB (RB United), RB Senior Services, Seniors Helping Our Kids, RB Neighborhood Watch, RB Community Council, RB Historical Society, Rancho Bernardo High School (RBHS), Friends of the Library, RBHS Grad Nite 2012, RB Veterans Memorial Association, and Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol. The Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation Symphony on the Green grantees included Spirit of the Fourth, Friends of the RB Library and the RBHS Choral Music Program. “This is truly the one time each year when Rancho Bernardo gets together as a community,” said Bob Wells, a RBCF board member and one of the founders of the luncheon. “Because it is held locally and all profits go to the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation’s grants program, people love it.” Brian McLean, Chair of the RBCF, stated that the RBCF provides assistance through funding for projects and programs focused on senior services, youth activities, recreation, promotion of the arts, educational enhancement, civic enhancement and community protection by building a permanent, growing endowment fund to meet Rancho Bernardo’s changing priorities and emerging needs. For additional information on the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation, visit www.rbcommunityfoundation.org. facebook.com/92128magazine

Poway School District Presents Hairspray

Poway School District presents “Hairspray” a musical extravaganza. HAIRSPRAY has delighted audiences by sweeping them away to 1960’s Baltimore, where the 50’s are out – and change is in the air. Performed, directed, and produced by students and educators throughout the entire school district, this show is a “must see”! Performances are at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets may be purchased online at www.powaycenter.com, by calling 858-748-0505 or in person at the Poway Center for Performing Arts located at 15498 Espola Road in 92064. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Showtimes are Friday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m.

RB Community Council Updates Speaker Lineup

Beginning Jan. 26, the Rancho Bernardo Community Council will be conducting its monthly full board meetings at the Oaks North Community Center located at 12578 Oaks North Drive, San Diego, CA. All meetings are open to the public and all residents are encouraged to attend. The Rancho Bernardo Community Council deals with all the quality of life issues in the community which include, but are not limited to: public safety, government relations, utility issues, traffic and transportation, neighborhood code compliance, maintenance assessment district, utility box beautification, annual side walk chalk community art event, high speed rail issues, senior scam issues, battery and fluorescent bulb recycling programs, e-waste recycling events, and community wide CPR/AED training. The Rancho Bernardo Community Council has the following guest speakers lined up: • Jan. 26: A representative from the Burn Institute • F eb. 23: San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith Visist www.RBCommunityCouncil.com for more information.

RBBA Ribbon Cutting for Real Living Lifestyles and Pacific Western Bank

The Ranch Bernardo Business Association and the San Diego North Chamber held a combined ribbon cutting for Real Living Lifestyles and Pacific Western Bank. Both recently moved into the Bernardo Center Drive building formerly occupied by San Diego National Bank. Real Living Lifestyles occupies the upper floor while Pacific Western occupies the ground floor.

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Family Fun at Floaties Swim School’s Unique, Trusting Approach Builds Life-Long Water Skills, Ensures Safety

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skin (with purification levels checked hourly). t’s a fun and nurturing environment for infants and children to “In addition, Floaties has an outdoor patio for birthday parties and learn to swim. It places emphasis on safety and learning life lunches after swimming lessons,” Karyn said. “And our parents and saving skills. It’s indoors and accessible year-round. But at children really enjoy our separate playroom before and after lessons.” Floaties Swim School, the emphasis is also on building friendA basic philosophy of providing a trusting, ships and memories. ‘One of the most family atmosphere – and an emphasis on safety – “Floaties is a place for children to learn to is credited with the growth and success of Floaties. swim and know how to save themselves in a body rewarding things “Mike and I started in our backyard with a of water,” said Karyn Morrill, co-owner of the Poway facility with husband Mike. “However, it’s about this is being handful of clients and we quickly realized that these parents are trusting us with their most prealso important to meet friends, develop close relaable to watch the cious cargo,” Karyn said. “Living in Southern tionships and enjoy the experience. It is a privilege California, either you have a pool, your neighbor to teach children how to swim and we take that opportunity very seriously. We consider the front children grow in all has a pool, you have access to a community pool, desk staff, instructors and our clients all a part of aspects of their life.’ or the ocean is minutes away – so there really isn’t a reason why you wouldn’t have your child in the family.” ~Mike Morrill, swim lessons.” Although Floaties has existed for more than In addition to hosting “Water Safety Month” five years, the popularity of their swimming instrucFloaties Swim School on a regular basis, which promotes water safety tion techniques quickly resulted in the transition to to both children and their parents, Floaties lessons all include some the current 6,000 sq. ft. location in May 2008. It features a large inamount of time spent on safety skills and promoting love of the water. door pool with a built-in bench for children (allowing for lessons to Mike Morrill places a huge importance on building trust with stubegin before summer arrives), water heated to more than 90 degrees, dents and parents – making them feel comfortable and safe. “Karyn and a salt water purification system that reduces irritation to eyes and

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and I are in the facility every day. I’m still in the water several days a week because I love what I do,” he said. “Our entire staff understands the importance of saying hello, asking how the families’ weekends were, etc. One of the most rewarding things about this is being able to watch the children grow in all aspects of their life and feeling like we’ve been a part of that. We truly are a family around here.” Mike has deep local roots and a love for his community. Raised in Poway, he was introduced to swimming at a very young age – including junior lifeguard training. At Poway High School, he competed in swimming and won All-American honors in water polo. He also competed at the college level (Grossmont College) and the Junior National level, before moving into teaching and coaching water polo throughout the San Diego area. Community involvement is something the Morrills believe in strongly, and it’s become a hallmark of Floaties. “Mike and I want to give back and support our friends and neighbors,” Karyn said. “We decided that community involvement would not only be important in our family life, but in our business practices as well.” facebook.com/92128magazine

So Floaties often participates in local events, supporting school book fairs, and participating in many other programs and fundraisers. “We also were the only small business to be a sponsor of the “Finish Chelsea’s Run” in Balboa Park in March,” Karyn added. In the water, Floaties is all about fun and learning life skills. “Over my years teaching at other facilities, the one thing I always had trouble with was a frightened or scare child. The most common fear was putting their face under water – and that was usually the first thing we were told to do with these children,” Mike said. “That’s not fun.” So he structured Floaties’ curriculum to stress the importance of building trust with students before the actual swimming could begin, thus allowing them to relax and feel comfortable in the water. “Once I have their trust, the swimming is the easy part.” And Karyn emphasized that swimming is a year-round activity that cannot be mastered by children in a week or several weeks. “Learning to swim is a life-long skill and, like any sport, it’s about progression. Swimming lessons give children a life saving skill – and we emphasize the importance of each individual student being able to pull themselves out of a possible life-threatening situation,” she said. Mike and Karyn share are passion and commitment to providing great programs in a family-oriented atmosphere, specializing in teaching children the fundamentals of swimming in a warm, relaxed and loving environment – plus, promoting a great way to develop a healthy lifestyle. “We are offering parents not only what could be a life saving skill for their children, but also trying to introduce a fun and healthy year-round lifestyle activity,” Karyn said. “And it’s one that the entire family can enjoy together.” ¢ Floaties Swim School is located at 13180 Poway Road in Poway. More information is available by calling 877-277-7946, emailing info@floatiesswimschool.com or visiting www.floatiesswimschool.com.

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Rancho Bernardo, Inc., President Harry Summers speaks to an assembly in 1964.

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communities, and is nationally acclaimed for its aesthetic integrity and solid property values. Although not a city, Rancho Bernardo is a neighborhood within the City of San Diego – comprised of nearly 7,000 acres, 17,000 homes, and 45,000 residents. The community is ideally located, just 25 miles north of downtown San Diego with easy access to all major freeways, desert and mountain regions, and our spectacular coastal neighborhoods – attracting homeowners and travelers from around the world. All photos courtesy Rancho Bernardo Historical Society

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above: An undated – but undoubtedly early – photo (no traffic light yet) shows the Shell gas station at the corner of Rancho Bernardo and Pomerado Roads.

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left: The original sales office for Rancho Bernardo, opened in July 1962. It stood at what is today the intersection of Pomerado and Rancho Bernardo Roads.

with Rancho Bernardo HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESIDENT Karen Rott Completed by Janet Atkin on behalf of Karen Rott

How and when did the RB Historical Society begin?

In 1982, several community leaders formed the RBHS. Founders donated their own money to start the organization and Ross Rizzo Sr. agreed to set aside land at the Bernardo Winery for a museum building. In 1982, a pre-fabricated building was purchased and set up at the Bernardo Winery to begin the acquisition of relevant materials. Small exhibits were open to the public in that space.

and Memorial contributions. What are the organization’s primary fundraising events?

RBHS’s annual events include: a pancake breakfast in the spring, the Rancho Bernardo Tastings Festival in the fall, and the Antique Appraisal Fair in the winter. What are some of the programs presented by the organization?

What is the organization’s mission?

The RBHS is a non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving the local history and increasing public awareness through exhibits, programs and outreach.

RBHS holds two membership meetings a year and sponsors a Speakers Series. This Series, funded by a grant from the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation, featured six presentations by local historians during 2010–11. Attendance for these programs numbered over 60 people each.

How is the organization funded?

A variety of fundraising efforts include: special events, membership fees, event sponsorships, grants, donations, brick and bench sales,

Does the organization need volunteers? How does one join the organization and get involved?

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RBHS welcomes volunteers to participate in special events and as museum docents. There are often 40 volunteers working at our special events. Members can join by filling out a brief membership card and making a donation in one of five categories ranging from a general membership of $25 to a benefactor contribution of $1000. What are some of the future plans for the organization?

RBHS has raised enough money to build a museum, however at this time, a suitable site has not been determined and the Museum plans to stay in their present home at the Bernardo Winery. What else should our readers know about the organization?

RBHS has acquired an amazing collection of local memorabilia and prides itself as a valuable resource and asset to our community. Volunteers involved in RBHS enjoy a spirit of community comradery. “We read to know that we are not alone,” said C.S. Lewis. We preserve history for similar reasons: To connect with those who came before us, and those who will follow. We are part of a stream of humanity, and must preserve remnants of our past like a beautiful patchwork quilt. Since its inception in 1982, the Rancho Bernardo Historical Society has been dedicated to that end. The Rancho Bernardo Historical Society serves the local community of Rancho Bernardo, a community within San Diego with a population of approximately 65,000. When was the Rancho Bernardo History Museum started and what is its history?

The museum is run by the RBHS. About 6 years ago, the first exhibits were opened in the pre-fab structure at the Bernardo Winery. Volunteers began collecting and archiving local donations such as old photos, newspapers, paintings, etc. Two and a half years ago the museum moved into its present location. Where is the museum located, and how was the location secured/chosen?

above: Aerial photo of grain fields at what was then the Daley Ranch, taken January 1948. right: Rancho Bernardo, Inc., President Harry Summers, accompanied by vice-president Dick Weiser, inserts the first pin on a map set up in the information center to denote the original home towns of RB residents. below: View of Rancho Bernardo Road with newly planted signature olive trees. This photo originally appeared on the brochure for the PGA Golf Tournament, held in January 1964.

The Museum is located in the Bernardo Winery at 13330 Paseo del Verno Norte, San Diego, CA 92128. Presently, RBHS leases the museum space. The Bernardo Winery is an ideal location because of its popularity and the many special events held there which attract large audiences. When is the museum open to the public? What is the cost of admission?

The museum is open on Tuesdays from 9–12 noon, Fridays from 10–1pm and Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 12 noon–3pm. Admission is free.

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left: Rancho Bernardo’s first shopping center, at Rancho Bernardo and Pomerado Roads, shown in a 1965 photo. The center opened in the fall of 1963.

right: From left to right: Donald Daley, Mr. and Mrs William Burnside (first people to move in), Harry Summers, Frank Watts in June 1963.

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How is the museum staffed?

The museum is staffed totally by volunteers, many who have been through docent training. What are the most popular displays at the museum?

Old photos are of special interest to our patrons, however the new timeline which will be installed in December 2011 [shown below] is expected to be a huge success. What are the future goals for the museum?

RBHS plans to continue changing exhibits on a regular basis. A museum sub-committee evaluates displays ideas and implements the set-up. The Speaker Series will be offered again in 2011–12.

The museum is funded with the same resources as the Society. The RBHS Board of Directors makes financial decisions for the Society and museum.

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Karen Rott, President Carolyn Hess, 1st Vice President Frank Auwarter, 2nd Vice President Faye Schell, Treasurer Valerie Schmitt, Secretary

Board Members: Alethea Altenbern Janet Atkin Sue Bair Nancy Canfield Tom Cook Sally Edwards Fred Gahm Kathy Gomez

Jane Harmon Raenell Hooten Lorraine Kaa Margarita Logan Gary Powers Hilda Teel Nancy Willson

Meeting Location: RB Historical Society Museum at the Bernardo Winery, 13330 Paseo del Verno Norte, San Diego, CA 92128 Meeting Time/Day: 2nd Monday of each month Website: www.rbhistorialsociety.org Phone: 858-775-5788

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Description: The Rancho Bernardo Historical Society is a non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving the local history and increasing public awareness through programs and outreach.

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15 Interesting Facts

About Rancho Bernardo 1. RB was one of the first totally planned communities with neighborhood community centers, built in the United States. 2. First Community to install underground utilities in California. 3. The first group of 500 homes built in 1962 in Rancho Bernardo sold for $14,000 to $21,000. 4. The tragic Firestorm of 2007 destroyed 365 homes in RB. 5. Four people were killed in an Indian attack at the San Bernardo ranch house in 1837. 6. Rancho Bernardo was blanketed in light snow in 1973. 7. Bernardo Winery was founded by five Sicilian partners in 1889. 8. First traffic signal installed in Rancho Bernardo was for Bernardo Oaks Drive in Seven Oaks in 1972. 9. Rancho Bernardo was 100% “built out” with 17,200 homes and

How does the museum secure exhibits and historical items for display?

The museum committee determines if donated items will be accepted. What else should our readers know about the museum?

It is amazing that in only 6 short years that RBHS has managed to create a wonderful museum totally run by volunteers and full of very interesting material. What are the specific plans for celebrating the 50 year birthday of Rancho Bernardo?

The presentation of the new timeline spanning 2000 years of local history is the primary focus for the 50th Year Celebration. On December 16, there will be a ribbon-cutting event for the community. This project took over a year to develop and was reviewed by many local historians in the process. It is 10 feet long and will be attached at waist level so children as well as adults can see the information. It is being constructed by a local company specializing in museum signage [see below]. ¢

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community centers in 1990. 10. Symphony on the Green Concert first performed for 5,000 guests in 1972. 11. The only way to travel by wagon or stage from Yuma and the east to San Diego for many years was through the Town of Bernardo. 12. The Great Flood caused by hired “rainmaker” Charles Hatfield washed out Bernardo Bridge in 1916. 13. A three day battle during the Mexican-American War in 1846 took place at Mule Hill by later Lake Hodges. 14. Cross was erected on Battle Mountain near Mule Hill at Easter services in 1966. 15. The RB Historical Society was established in 1982 and their History Museum opened in 2005.

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Softball Head Coach: Summer Downs Last Year’s Record: 18-14-1 (Overall); 5-5 (Palomar League) Practices Begin: Feb. 18 First game: Scrimmage: Mar. 3 vs. Bonita Vista @ Rancho Bernardo, First Game: Mar. 6 @ Kit Carson Park Coach’s Outlook: I am very excited about the upcoming season. We are returning 10 players from last year’s team, 7 of them were starters. We will be a contender for the Palomar League Championship and our experience should help us fair well in a very tough League and Division.

Boys Lacrosse

Head Coach: Tim Oelgoetz Last Year’s Record: Girls 4-1 in league 2nd place, placed 3rd at CIF. Boys 3-2 in league 3rd place, placed 4th at CIF’s. Practices Begin: Feb. 18 First game: Mar. 13 @ Carlsbad Coach’s Outlook: I am looking to continue to build from where we left off last year. We are looking to be a competitive force in the Palomar League as well as in CIF.

Girls Lacrosse

Boys Golf Head Coach: Kevin Keller Last Year’s Record: 17-5 (7-3 League), tied for 2nd in Palomar League Practices Begin: Feb. 20 First Game: TBA Coaches Outlook: We are looking forward to a great year with numerous returning players including All-League performer Brandon Mai and So-Cal Regional Qualifier Franklin Huang leading the way.

Head Coach: Laura Fortney Last Year’s Record: 21-2 Practices Begin: Feb. 16 First game: TBA Coach’s Outlook: This will be a rebuilding year, but will be lead with two strong defensive leaders, senior goal keeper Hannah Sieger has committed to Virginia Tech, and senior defender Meghan Macaulay to Wesley College.

Baseball

Gymnastics Head Coach: Alyssa Rivera Last Year’s Record: 4-3 (2-1 League) Practices Begin: Last week of Feb. First Game: Mar. 14 vs. Independents (home) Coach’s Outlook: We only lost one senior last year so we will have the bulk of our line-up back. We have been getting a lot of interest from incoming students so I am excited to see what talent shows up to try-outs.

Track & Field

Head Coach: Sam Blalock Last Year’s Record: 27-6 Practices Begin: Feb. 19 First game: Mar. 8 vs. Bonita Vista (home) Coach’s Outlook: We will have a young team, mostly sophomores and juniors. Only 4 players back with a lot of experience. A great group that wants to work hard and be successful.

Boys Volleyball

Head Coach: Don Jones Last Year’s Record: 7-0 (Palomar League Champions/San Diego Section Division I Champions); Girls: 6-1 (Palomar League Runner Ups / 3rd Place San Diego Section Division I) Practices Begin: Feb. 18 First game: Mar. 1 @ Steele Canyon High School Coach’s Outlook: We are looking to compete for both Palomar League titles and to also be a factor for both CIF titles.

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Head Coach: Mike Parrinello Last Year’s Record: 22-4 Palomar League and CIF Champions Practices Begin: Feb. 20 First game: TBA Coach’s Outlook: We have a strong core group returning so I would expect them to be competitive and challenge for both the league and CIF titles again.

Swim & Dive

Head Coach: Travis Begay Last Year’s Record: 16-4 Practices Begin: Feb. 18 First game: Mar. 6 @ Canyon Crest Coach’s Outlook: With 14 returning letterman and a talented senior class, I am very optimistic and excited about the 2012 Season and where we want to go. Last season did not end the way we wanted it to, which has served as motivation for us in the Off Season heading into a new year.

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Head Coach: Jamie Boyle: Last Year’s Record: 19-11 Practices Begin: tryouts Feb. 18 First game: Mar. 13 vs. Del Norte (home) Coach’s Outlook: We have the pleasure of having a returning senior setter and a couple returning senior hitters. With our up-and-coming high energy junior class, we should be able to keep our emotions high, while competing in the strong Palomar league.

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

Old Poway Park At a Glance Location:

Old Poway Park

Website:

www.poway.org

Address:

14134 Midland Road Poway, CA 92064

Hours:

Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (hours of operation varies for each attraction within the park)

Phone:

858-668-4576

Email:

sbecker@poway.org

Tours & Activities:

Railroad Museum and Nelson House Boardwalk Craft Market Tours & Speaking Engagements Blacksmith Shop Farmers Market Classes & Camps

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ith its picturesque setting, it is no wonder that people flock to Old Poway Park for a picnic or to ride on the train that loops around the park. However, there is much more to Old Poway Park. Discover how to turn an ordinary day into an adventure with something for the whole family to enjoy. Old Poway Park celebrates life in Visitors can become a California during permanent part of the the 1800s and early 1900s, a time tribute by purchasing of great change a tile on the Veteran’s and discovery. Volunteers at the Wall of Honor Nelson House and Heritage Museum are on hand most weekends to answer questions and give visitors a peek into life during the turn of the 20th century. There are even live demonstrations at the Overshiners Blacksmith Shop every 1 st and 3 rd Saturday of the month. On Saturday mornings, Old Poway Park is the place

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to find fresh produce, flowers and much more at the Farmer’s Market. Handmade arts and crafts are featured at the Boardwalk Craft Market, located on the boardwalk surrounding the Heritage Museum. A new addition to Old Poway Park, Veteran’s Park, was dedicated on November 11, 2010 and is a beautiful tribute to past, present and future veterans. Visitors can become a permanent part of the tribute by purchasing a tile on the Veteran’s Wall of Honor. Of course, no visit to Old Poway Park would be complete without taking a ride on the 1907 Baldwin Steam Locomotive or the 1894 Los Angeles Trolley Car. Kids and adults alike enjoy the half-mile loop around the park buildings and picnic areas. For those who want to learn more about life in Poway and its surrounding areas, historical tours of Old Poway Park can be scheduled. These tours meet the Poway Unified School District’s curriculum for local history. Special tours are given during September’s Rendezvous in Poway, a fourday living history event. Old Poway Park is not only home to public events, such as the Old-Fashioned Fourth of July and the Train Song Festival – it is also the chosen location for many private events such as weddings and family reunions. For information about renting a facility, hours of operation, or any of the attractions at Old Poway Park, please visit www.poway.org. ¢

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Dine Out Locally for LESS! L

ocal entrepreneur Luann McCleery knows that one of the first things to get slashed from a family’s budget during difficult economic times is dining out. Luann has created a solution – a card that allows consumers to eat out at their favorite local restaurants with a “buy one, get one free” experience (up to a maximum value). According to Luann, this card – called Epicurious – was enormously successful in Texas and Oklahoma, and Luann has brought this concept to San Diego. Luann’s advertising background provided her the inspiration to develop and market the dining card, and she has enlisted the support of many of north inland county’s top restaurants as a way to make it easier for diners to patronize their favorite local restaurants. The Epicurious card is easy to use and is accepted at over a dozen local establishments. The new card is now available for purchase for only $38. It has a value of $990 and allows you the opportunity to Dine Out Locally for LESS! repeatedly at your favorite restaurants, including Beach Grass Café, Café Luna, Chef Chin’s, Company Pub and Kitchen, Elephant Bar, Luc’s Bistro, Nugent’s Firegrille, Oggi’s, and more! “These cards make an excellent gift for friends, family and employees who enjoy the local cuisine,” explains Luann. To purchase your card, please call 858-449-9640 or log onto www.epicurioussandiego.com. ¢

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:::: HOME TIPS

ways to make 2012 your best year ever Get motivated, save money, and get organized! by ZEENA GREGG

New Year’s Resolution

If you made a New Year’s resolution, keep it. Write it down somewhere you can see it daily. Break it down into manageable chunks, set due dates, ask a friend to keep you accountable.

Bucket List

Pick something from your bucket list and figure out how to make it happen in 2012. Select something achievable such as travel, learning a new skill or experiencing something you have always wanted to do.

Go GREEN

Go green this year by finding new ways to save money and the environment. Use recyclable shopping bags, cancel catalogs you no longer need, switch to energy efficient light bulbs, unplug appliances when not in use.

Pick a Room

Each month, pick out a room in your home to clean out and organize. Donate items that are no longer used or your kids have outgrown. Throw away items that are broken, faded, stained or out of style.

Eat Healthier

Shop at your local farmer’s markets and buy organic produce. Try new recipes that use healthy alternatives.

Organize Your Online Life.

Unsubscribe to emails from vendors whose services you no longer need. Create folders to file emails you need to keep. Limit time on social media sites to an hour per day.

Me Time

Schedule “down” time at least 3 times per week. It could be working out, getting a massage, walking to the neighborhood park, reading a book, or doing nothing at all.

Budget Your Money

Don’t keep up with the Joneses, their kids or their neighbors. Buy what you can afford and only what you really need.

Stay in Touch

Once a month, send an old-fashioned letter or card via snail mail to a friend, relative or someone you care about.

Volunteer

Volunteer for an organization that supports a cause you really believe in. Donate your time, money or both.

Know Your Neighbors

Make a point to introduce yourself to the new neighbors down the street who just moved in. Or better yet, get to know the neighbors who live next door that you have never talked to.

Family Calendar

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Demystifying the College Athletic Recruiting Process by JENNIFER FRAKES

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or student athletes and their parents, the college athletic recruiting process can be confusing and filled with misconceptions. However, once armed with the basics, the process is much easier to navigate and all potential opportunities can be explored. According to David Batzer, a local San Diego area scout for the National Scouting Report, the most important factor to increase a student’s chances of obtaining scholarships and/or playing opportunities at the collegiate level is academic performance. “Academics open most doors and put you in the best position for your life and career after college. It will also give you a leg up in the recruiting process since coaches will know you are intelligent and hard-working,” says Batzer. While academic performance is crucial, so is being proactive and starting early. “The biggest misconception is that ‘If am

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good enough, they will find me.’ While this may be true for the highest level Division I athletes, it does not necessarily hold true for the majority of athletes,” says Batzer. Batzer recommends that student athletes and their parents let college coaches know about their abilities early on in their high school career. “Most Division I programs are currently recruiting athletes for 2013 and beyond,” says Batzer. Another common misconception is that if an athlete is recruited, they will go to school for free. While this may be true for the most elite Division I athletes in revenue generating sports, such as football and basketball, most athletes receive partial scholarships. “Division III, for example, does not give out athletic scholarships. Most student athletes at Division III schools get merit scholarships for academics and/or financial aid,” says Batzer.

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For student athletes wishing to compete in the NCAA at Division I or II schools, it is essential that they register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. The center is the authority that certifies an athlete eligible to compete at the completion of their senior year of high school. According to Batzer, “If you are not certified, you do not compete, no matter how good of an athlete you are.” Batzer offers one final piece of advice for student athletes who are thinking about entering the college athletic recruiting process. “You need to ask yourself, ‘Is this a school I can see myself attending even if I can’t play my sport?’ You need to pick a school that will offer you the best chances of pursuing your lifetime goals.” ¢ David Batzer is the local area scout for the National Scouting Report. He assists athletes in their pursuit of college scholarship opportunities.

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:::: FACES IN THE CROWD

e e” ad n c c e ge D i l i A “ D f o by JENNIFER SOUSA | photo by Spark Photography

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or the past decade, Rancho Bernardo has had a volunteer that goes above and beyond the call of duty. Joe Dirks is 69 years old and not slowing down any time soon! “I feel my biggest accomplishment is working together with those who truly have Rancho in their hearts,” states Dirks. “Joe has served on all of the RB Community Council sub-committees at one time or another, generally overlapping, being a member of them at the same time,” states Robin Kaufman, President Rancho Bernardo Community Council. “He has also been a member of most of our Adhoc committees (including the fire station renovation project when it was under the auspices of the RB Community Council), the Battery Recycling Adhoc committee, the Water Adhoc committee, and the Sidewalk Chalk Art committee,” Kaufman adds. Dirks has served as the Recording Secretary as well as Treasurer for the Rancho Bernardo Planning Board for several years. He has also served as Treasurer for a number of years on the Rancho Bernardo Community Council. “During his first year as Treasurer, Joe came up with the idea of a tiered plan for us to invest some of our funds, so we would have access to it at any given time, but still earn interest,” states Kaufman. Dirks and his wife have two daughters and three grandchildren that all live in New York. “They get to enjoy

all the cold, snow and ice,” Dirks says in a questioning manner. Dirks loves the cleanliness and happiness that seems to encompass him every day in Rancho Bernardo. In addition to volunteering for the Rancho Bernardo Community Council to help out with the town, Dirks also works for the Poway Unified School District at Meadowbrook Middle School. Working with children is not something that is new for Dirks by any means, as he is an ex-bus driver. Dirks is also involved with many other organizations: CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), Government Relations & Utilities Committee, Municipal Assessment District (MAD) Committee, Traffic & Transportation Committee, Rancho Bernardo Planning Board Member - Regional Issues Committee, Ham Radio - General License (KG6MRH), Seven Oaks CB Net, Knights of Columbus, and Eucharistic Minister (San Rafael). “Joe is one of the most extraordinary individuals I know in Rancho Bernardo – always giving himself for the betterment of the community and never asking for any recognition or accolades. He is one of the rare people who gives endlessly to the community and will rarely, if ever, say ‘no’ when it comes to helping to make our community a better place to live in. I see no one more deserving of being recognized in 92128 Magazine. Others should see how dedicated he is to our community,” states Kaufman. ¢

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Poway Performing Arts Company: An Award-winning Community Theatre Company Right in Your Backyard by JENNIFER FRAKES photos by Zeena Gregg Photography

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he history of the Poway Performing Arts Company (PowPAC) – Poway’s one and only community theatre – is truly a grassroots tale. In 1979, the city of Poway needed to raise money to establish the Poway Fire Department’s paramedic program. That spring, some civic-minded residents put together a vaudeville show, the first Firemen’s Follies. It was such a success that a second show was held on in 1980. In 1981, several of the participants formed PowPAC. “PowPAC is a non-profit community theatre dedicated to staging inexpensive, quality entertainment,” says Lynne Wolsey, PowPAC’s Publicity Manager. In 2007, Wolsey responded to call for volunteers after seeing a PowPAC performance. She has been co-producing and producing shows ever since. Wolsey recently stepped up to fill the role of Publicity Manager. “PowPAC should be a household name, but sadly, it’s not. My hope is to change that by getting the word out. I also hope to significantly expand our subscriber list,” says Wolsey. PowPAC is located in the heart of Poway at 13250 Poway Road on the second floor of the Lively Center. It is funded through ticket sales and subscriptions, donor support, and a Community Enhancement Grant from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Not an organization to forget its roots, PowPAC is committed to giving back to the Poway community. PowPAC members have set up a scholarship for drama students at three local high schools. PowPAC also contributed to the establishment of the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. 52

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PowPAC Profile: Organization: Poway Performing Arts Company (PowPAC) Mission: To create theatrical experiences of the highest standards within the community theatre environment Phone: 858-679-8085 Email: boxoffice@powpac.org Website: www.powpac.org

Personal Profile:

Wolsey hopes to grow PowPAC’s season Name: Lynn Wolsey ticket holder base in order to make on-going PowPAC Title: Publicity Manager improvements to the facility and equipment, and Residence: Old Poway increase the show budgets. “We run a tight ship Occupation: Graphic Designer and will continue to do so in order to guarantee that Interests: Live theatre, studio potter for Poway has a community theatre it can be proud of many years (founding member for many years to come,” says Wolsey. of the Poway Arts & Crafts Guild) PowPAC already has many reasons to be proud – several members have worked on BroadGeneral Information: way, in movies and television, and many others PowPAC, is Poway’s only community have degrees in various aspects of theatre. This theatre. It was established in 1981 with its experience and professionalism has paid off for home theatre in the heart of Poway at 13250 PowPAC, with the company winning numerous Poway Road, on the second floor of the Lively awards from the Associated Community Theatre’s Center. The company is an independent, Aubrey Awards. Most recently, The Spitfire Grill volunteer-run not for profit 501(c)(3) registered charity with no affiliation or support from any – a musical produced during the 2010/11 season – external body. won Best Musical. The Board and management of “PowPAC is a great bunch of very talented PowPAC welcome and encourage offers individuals who have banded together because of help and participation in all aspects of they share a love of theatre and a common goal PowPAC’s activities. Opportunities exist to to provide the best possible performances that are help with productions in a front-of-house, both affordable and accessible to everyone in the backstage, or technical capacity. Experienced region,” says Wolsey. PowPAC staff is available to offer training and For the upcoming 2012 season, PowPAC will mentoring in theatrical skills. put on Panache, a comedy (Jan. 13 - Feb. 5), Awake & Sing!, a drama (Mar. 2 - 25), and Getting “PowPAC is a non-profit Sara Married, a comedy/farce (Apr. 20 - May 20). Tickets are community theatre dedicated $18 for general admission and to staging inexpensive, quality $15 for seniors and students. For ticket information, please call entertainment.” 858-679-8085 or email boxoffice@powpac.org. ¢ January | February 2012

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Gary George Joins the 92128 Magazine Team

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ary George is amongst the newest members to join the Susco Media team. In his position as Senior Marketing Consultant, he will primarily work with local businesses within the communities of 92128 and 92064. His goal is to assist them with their marketing platforms by utilizing the Susco Media family of magazines and other multi-media products and services. “We are excited to have Gary join the team,” said Publisher Derrick Breaux. “His history and familiarity with the local community, extensive sales experience, and overall understanding of the marketing concept makes him a tremendous asset to our company and our advertising partners.” Gary moved to the area nearly 10 years ago. “I did some research and determined that the Poway School District was where I wanted my daughter to attend. She graduated from RBHS in 2010 and now attends SFSU seeking a dual major in English and Broadcast Media,” says Gary. Over the last decade, Gary has worked in advertising sales for a number of local print publications including The North County Times, The San Diego Business Journal and most recently, The Pomerado Newspaper Group. “I was attracted to working for 92128 Magazine because of the focus on families, businesses and events within our communities,” adds Gary. “I really like how 92128 Magazine gives the area

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businesses the opportunity to ‘join the party’ and present their business as an integral part of their community.” Gary’s advice to local businesses: “Establish your brand and build your business by thinking long-term. Market yourself in well-read, high visibility publications such as 92128 Magazine.” The addition of Gary takes the total number of the Susco Media team to 16 members. “We are extremely fortunate to be surrounded by a dedicated team filled with talent, energy, creativity, and most importantly, passion,”says Breaux. Susco Media published its first magazine (92127 Magazine) in November 2009 with 1 full-time and 2 part-time employees. “Watching the company grow to 16 people has been an amazing transformation,” said Art Director Tyler McElhaney, who has been with Susco Media since the beginning. “The energy and buzz that is flowing around the office keeps things fresh and exciting. We are surrounded by a great group of individuals that each bring something to the team.” ¢

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Atlantic & Pacific

Management Corp. Takes Real Estate Management to the Next Level by JENNIFER FRAKES

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e provide the ‘next level’ of service,” says Dominic Cirillo, Associate Director/Association Manager of Atlantic & Pacific Management Corp (A&P). “This is our way of providing residents in the communities we manage with a better quality lifestyle and tremendous pride in their community. We want to exceed expectations for service, safety and quality.” For the past 30 years, A&P has purchased, developed, leased and managed residential and commercial properties throughout the United States. A& P is a fourth-generation, family-operated real estate company with origins in New York and a modern footprint in Southern California, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. “We acquire, develop and invest in real estate and manage properties on behalf of condominium associations, property owners, our business partners and ourselves,” says Cirillo. The company’s culture and core values are the fundamental reasons for A&P’s longevity and success. A&P recognizes that their number one resource is their team. “Our commitment to providing each employee with a strong sense of contribution enables us to attract and retain the top people in each of the markets we serve,” says Cirillo. According to Cirillo, the A&P family of employees is known for listening to the needs of each client and investing in and managing every asset as if it were their own. In addition, A&P provides personalized service to each and every client. “Our managers have smaller portfolios, allowing our clients to have more one-on-one attention and service. Also, A&P doesn’t own and operate other divisions, such as landscaping or janitorial services. This means that we can provide our clients with a more objective eye when dealing with association vendors or service providers,” explains Cirillo.

A&P’s overall expertise in real estate development and management includes: • • • • • • • • • •

Association Management Management of more than 50 associations Multi-family Management Management of more than 20 multi-family rental apartment communities Asset Management Enhance value by utilizing a proven multi-disciplinary and systematic approach Commercial Property Management and Leasing Management of more than 150,000 square free of office and retail space Development Development of multi-family apartment communities, both garden-style and high-rise, as well as retail, office and hospitality

Looking to the future, A&P is committed to providing the same professional and reliable service to its clients, while growing its market share in managing condominium and homeowner associations. “We are looking for associations and commercial clients that are looking for personalized service and care to join our portfolio,” says Cirillo. ¢

Business Profile Information: Name of Business: Owner: Year Established: Address: Website: Email Contact: Phone: Fax: 54 54

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Atlantic & Pacific Management Corp. Howard D. Cohen, CEO Mid-1970’s 11075 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92129 www.apmanagement.net dcirillo@apmanagement.net (858) 672-3100 (858) 672-2775

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Looking Towards Retirement W

e are working with a few investors who are looking at San Diego real estate as an enhancement to their retirement portfolio. One recent case shows why. Our investor purchased a duplex for $204k that needed $5k worth of work, so his total cash to acquire was just over $61k. The units bring in $2,150 a month in rent, and after all expenses he will clear just over $5k a year (we are managing the property for him). He does not need the cash flow, so we worked a plan where he will pull enough out to pay his taxes and apply the rest to the mortgage. This will allow him to pay the loan off in just over 15 years. Now, assume that there is no increase property values or rents in the next 15 years. In that case, once the property has been paid off in 15 years, he should receive over $15k a year in positive cash flow, and his initial investment of $61k will have grown to $204k, an increase of 234%. Try to get that return in a CD. ¢

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

Beds Baths Est SF

15651 Caldas De Reyes

For the most comprehensive list of properties sold within the last several years, visit

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2

1708

Price 369,000

Address 13904 Stoney Gate Pl

October 16 thru December 15, 2011 Beds

Baths

Est SF

Price

3

3

1949

519,000

16146 Avenida Venusto # 1

3

3

1823

365,000

12557 Utopia Wy

5

3

2248

510,000

13043 Caminito Dosamantes

2

2

1597

368,000

14114 Via Corsini

4

3

2139

539,000

16179 Mesto Dr

2

2

1770

380,000

13815 Lewiston St

3

3

1943

547,238

17167 Bernardo Oaks Dr

3

2

1584

380,000

12172 Royal Birkdale Row # C

4

3

1939

515,000

12589 Lomica Dr

2

2

1770

393,000

12779 Calma Ct

5

3

2275

518,000

12129 Royal Lytham Row

3

3

1698

420,000

12369 Briardale Wy

4

3

1769

538,000

17430 Plaza De La Rosa

2

2

1770

390,200

14013 Capewood Ln

3

3

1996

545,000

16215 Avenida Nobleza

3

2

1523

429,900

11653 Springside Rd

4

3

1982

549,900 570,000

15955 Caminito Aire Puro

3

2

1586

430,000

11673 Aspen View Dr

4

3

2541

18664 Caminito Pasadero

3

3

1606

399,000

18554 Locksley St

4

2

2110

557,000

12274 Cornwallis Sq

3

3

2026

460,000

14393 Breezeway Pl

4

3

2427

574,900

12167 Ferncrest Pl

3

2

1565

451,000

11780 Kismet Rd

4

3

2101

580,000

18067 Cotorro Rd

4

2

1946

435,350

12335 Fernando Dr

4

3

2646

555,000

14084 Pebble Brook Ln

3

3

1612

460,000

18388 Locksley St

5

3

2861

575,000

17402 Francisco Dr

5

3

2096

480,000

13509 Tradition St

4

3

1988

608,000

13323 Gabilan Rd

3

2

1475

480,000

11841 Aspen View Dr

5

3

2659

630,000

11364 Hoydale Row

3

3

2141

490,000

12897 Abra Dr

5

3

2444

630,000

18028 Via Tarifa

2

2

1738

433,875

11942 Mil Pitrero Rd

5

3

2541

644,000

12156 Via San Loreno

3

3

2254

490,000

18694 Wessex St

4

3

3236

635,000

12316 Briardale Wy

3

3

1835

495,000

11603 Via Firul

5

3

2665

705,100

17680 Caminito Balata

2

2

1597

483,000

18050 Polvera Wy

4

3

2878

775,000

12685 Pacato Cir S

4

2

1849

464,000

18070 Mirasol Dr

3

3

2583

780,000

12032 Avenida Sivrita

4

3

2041

500,000

10505 Harvest View Wy

5

5

4403

890,000

12366 Tesoro Ct

3

2

1780

502,000

13114 Polvera Ave

4

6

4448

870,000

17076 Tesoro Dr

3

2

1993

505,000

18030 Polvera Wy

5

4

4247

910,000

15475 Caldas De Reyes

3

2

1969

522,000

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

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Business Journal. The award seeks to recognize r. Karen Rens, her husband of 14 years, those San Diego health care providers who go Greg Hayes, and their two children, ages above and beyond to make a significant impact ten and seven, have lived in 4S Ranch on the quality of health care. “I was nominated since 2000. “We love the sense of the 4S Ranch for my commitment to my patient community community pride and support,” said Rens. “[It’s] and to the support and dedication to my office,” a great community to raise our family and enjoy said Rens. “I was honored to have been great friends. We like knowing our neighbors chosen... as a finalist. I was more excited for the and seeing them in our local offices, around the Chiropractic profession... community and at youth ‘We like knowing our It made me proud that the sporting events.” A native San Diegan, neighbors and seeing them Chiropractic profession recognized for our Rens attended Patrick in our local offices, around was outstanding service Henry High School where the community and at youth that we provide to our she played on the varsity sporting events .’ patients and communities tennis team for 3 years. ~ DR. KAREN RENS, on a daily basis.” In After high school, she Herring Chiropractic 1996, Dr. Rens was received her Bachelor recognized as “New of Science in Exercise Doctor of the Year,” by both the San Diego Science at the University of Southern California County Chiropractic Society and the California and her Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Chiropractic Association. Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. She also went on to get certified by the UCSD School of In her spare time, Rens enjoys working out, Medicine in MedX Spinal Rehabilitation, which tennis, hiking and spending time with family and qualifies her as one of the few chiropractors who friends. She also volunteers weekly at the kids’ school are able to use state of the art MedX machines for and attends their sporting events on the weekends. patients with whiplash and other severe injuries. As for the future, Rens plans to continue In 2010, Rens was named a San Diego providing an excellent quality of patient care Health Care Champion Finalist by the San Diego as she has done over the past 16 years. “I have

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a fabulous team of doctors, staff and massage therapists who help me strive to be my best every day,” said Rens. “Each patient is treated as an individual with a treatment plan that meets my determined goals, but also considers the

patient’s desire for treatment.” Herring Chiropractic is located in 4S Ranch and welcomes new doctors, high school and college students to observe and become acquainted with chiropractic. ¢

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