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:::: FROM THE PUBLISHER
Vol. 3, No. 4 TM
Keepsake Box I recently discovered something very special. While shifting boxes around and cleaning out our family’s mini-storage, I came across a keepsake box that my mother kept things in over the years. It had “Derrick (High School Stuff)” written on the outside. The funny thing is that I actually set it aside for a few weeks prior to going through it. The box wasn’t fancy. It was just an old cardboard box that had seen better days. I wasn’t expecting it to be all that interesting. Wow – talk about a trip down memory lane when I actually dove into the box of photos, newspaper clippings, school projects and other memorabilia! I don’t think that I was adequately prepared for the nostalgic emotional roller coaster that I was about to embark on. Many people say that they would never go back to high school…I have a much different position on this topic – I had a blast in high school. What started as a brief exploration of the “box of goodies” turned into several hours of reminiscing. I kicked my feet up and spent time showing my skeptical children old photos and newspaper clippings from my childhood and teenage years. It was fun to share stories with my family and actually have physical things – real evidence – to refer to. My kids may have even been a little impressed. Well, let’s just say that at least they were curious. As our society continues to move into the faster-paced digital world, I will continue to remind myself of the importance of saving these types of tangible items for my own kids to explore and reminisce with one day. My intentions are to figure out a way to bridge the gap between our digital age and physical world – I want to be able to pass on a similar “box” to them. In this issue of 92129 Magazine, we are excited to introduce an incredible new technology that accompanies the physical printed magazines. This new interactive technology will not only further engage 92129’s readers, but it will also directly link the printed magazines with interactive videos, slide shows and other exclusive content like never before seen – see Tyler’s editorial on page 17. Our very own ZGlass app – which is now available as a free download in the iOS App Store or Google Play – literally brings many elements of our magazine to life right before your eyes on your smart phone or tablet device. Take a minute to visit page 15 to see how easy it is to use, then have fun finding the marked interactive content available throughout this issue – beginning with this page. Don’t worry, you will continue to receive the printed version of 92129 Magazine in your mailbox – this new technology is merely an extraordinary interactive enhancement to your 92129 reading experience. Go ahead, download the ZGlass app and give it a try!
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Publisher Derrick Breaux Editor Tara Pritchett Tara@ZCodeMedia.com 858-768-0808 Associate Editor Sarabeth Graml Creative Director Tyler McElhaney Director of Business Development Jessica Breaux Director of Interactive Marketing Michael Bielecki Senior Graphic Designer Katie Mott Graphic Designer Shamara Lane Photography Zeena Gregg Photography Customer Service Representative Heather Lockwood Contributing Writers Jennifer Frakes Kelley Gusich Wynne Love Kathy Loy Michelle Tremblay Linda Frabl Amy Lehrer Advertising Sales Brian Olow Brian@ZCodeMedia.com 858-207-6187 92129 Magazine is published locally six times per year by Susco Media Inc. (dba ZCode Media / ZCode Magazines). © 2012 All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any content in this publication without prior written permission is strictly prohibited. 92129 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. 92129 Magazine assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or liability for the content of advertising placed in the publication (or on the 92129Magazine.com website).
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92127 Magazine // 4S RANCH, DEL SUR, SANTALUZ, WESTWOOD 92127 Road Trip 2012
Stay Informed. Stay Connected. Take a quick look across town with some of our other ZCode Magazines. ZCode Magazines publishes nine local micro-community glossy magazines throughout North San Diego County.
The Crisostomos share their family’s traveling tips and we give helpful advice on places to visit, apps to download and games to play to make the time fly by.
Oak Valley Vision
President of the Oak Valley Falcon Foundation, Carey Sorel, shares with us what his role means to him, his future goals and how he proposes to achieve them.
Local Stories. Local Photos.
Tapping into Karl Strauss
Karl Strauss Brewing Company is opening its seventh location and it’s right in 4S Ranch! We’ve got the scoop.
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92130 Magazine // Carmel Valley Feel the Ocean Air
The Ocean Air Park and Recreation Center is full of activities and resources for children and adults of all ages. We talk with Site Supervisor Kevin Wiggins.
Quest for Perfection
The family behind “Amazing Quest” is pretty amazing as well.
Local scientist and martial artist uses her skills and dedication to keep the rec center thriving.
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92024 Magazine Moonlight Beach
A true gem in 92024, Moonlight Beach has been popular with beachgoers for more than one hundred years.
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ROAD TRIP 2012
92064 Magazine takes a look inside the Sulpizio Family Branch Boys & Girls Club in Poway.
The Bench family takes us from Scripps Ranch up the coast and across the country.
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INTRODUCTION TO WILDLIFE TRACKING
Frank Kiszka Memorial Golf Outing 2012
Maggie’s Fine Art ClassES
Full Moon Spider Hike with Will Bowen
Proceeds go towards the Mt. Carmel Alumni Association. Doorprizes and giveaways will also be on hand.
A complete fine arts program for children and adults. Classes are also offered at Hilltop on Wednesdays.
Night Hike with Mike Kelly
Green Garden Country Club
Take a hike and admire all of the beautiful spider webs that the Orb Spiders build across the trail. Meet at 4206 Sorrento Valley Blvd
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Mike Kelly leads a moderately paced, flat hike to enjoy the Preserve at night and see wildlife including deer, bats and tarantulas. Meet at the kiosk at the corner of Park Village Road and Camino del Sur
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A delicious island inspired meal, free live entertainment and an evening filled with the spirit of the islands.
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New Dog Obedience and Training Class Including heel, sit, stay, down and come. Also discuss common behavioral concerns, responsible dog ownership, dog park etiquette, grooming, nutrition and more.
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:::: SPORTS CALENDAR
LEAGUES Pee Wee & YOUTH Soccer AND BASKETBALL LeagueS Season: Oct. 15 – Dec. 10 Ages: 4 – 5 / 6 – 13 Registration: Aug. 27 YMCA Scripps Poway Parkway Site
Adult Men’s Basketball League Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5 – 10 p.m. Wednesday and Friday 5 – 9:30 p.m. Saturday 12 – 4 p.m. Black Mountain Multi-Purpose Center For more information and league dates visit www.sandiegoabl.com
NORTH COUNTY SOCCER PARK INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE New Leagues Always Starting (see below interactive ad) www.ncspsoccer.com
2012 FALL PQ REC SOCCER Opening/Picture Day: Aug. 25 Season: Sept. 8 – Nov. 10 www.pqsoccer.com
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EVENTS AUG 13 OFFICIAL CIF START DATE FALL 2012
mt. carmel football opener
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At Sundevil Stadium vs. La Jolla 7pm
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Tick, Tick, Tick…BAUM!
Life’s a Heart-Pounding Adventure for Michael Baum by KELLEY GUSICH
ucket List: Michael Baum has recently returned to Rancho Peñasquitos after spending several years learning and teaching the art of adventurous living. He is a UC Irvine summa cum laude graduate in the field of Cognitive Psychology, but his
experiences as a San Diego native and an outdoor educator at UC Irvine and in the mountains of San Bernardino have really shaped the design for his life. Michael has been a zip line instructor, high ropes facilitator, archery and rock climbing instructor, as well as outdoor survival teacher. Through these activities he learned he was able to watch and help hundreds of individuals overcome
personal trials, develop self-confidence and create pride in their accomplishments. “I absolutely loved being a part of helping people succeed at whatever challenges they took on,” noted Michael. Thrill Seeking Growing up in San Diego offered Michael a wide variety of climates, activities and experiences. “I love everything about Park Village – from the weekly neighborhood parties to running trails throughout the preserve,” said Michael. “It really is a great place to live!”. Passion for his home town and the outdoors inspired him to come back and start the business of Heart-Pounding Adventures, an adventure travel company that offers opportunities for jet-pack flights, gliders, speedboats, trapeze, off-roading and more. Adrenaline Rush Michael attended Park Village Elementary, Mesa Verde Middle School and Westview High School. As a founding member of Westview’s improvisational comedy team, he is excited to be back helping Westview as the improv coach and referee. He has also led workshops throughout the year. Michael commented that the students “are truly a gifted bunch of performers!” Heart-Pounding Because of his love
for improvisation and adventure it might surprise people to know Michael is extremely safety-conscious. As the company’s owner, he only partners with the best vendors and equipment, and develops emergency safety procedures for virtually every scenario that could occur. “In this way, I know guests can have an amazing time while also remaining safe!” he asserted. When asked where he sees himself in the future, Michael said, “…I have created a work environment that is active, engaging and fun. I see myself doing almost exactly what I am doing now in the future!” ¢
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ALIVE IN WILD PRINT by TYLER MCELHANEY Creative Director, ZCode Magazines
ou’ve heard it over and over again. The three words that send chills down the spines of publishers everywhere.
“Print is dead.”
The words have merit - but not in the sense that most people think of while reading about it in an online blog on the subject. I recently read an (online) article about why traditional media companies need to start thinking like Silicon Valley tech start-ups. It blasted companies for putting their content behind paywalls or removing digital content altogether. It went on to praise several print (and other media) companies who have successfully transformed the industry and set the bar for print and online content and products. You may have noticed some “updates” to this issue of 92129 Magazine. These transformations are more than just a facelift. We are turning new pages faster than we can finish them. We have three big developments to unveil in this issue of 92129 Magazine. First, our magazine division has a new name, ZCode Magazines. With the launch of three more magazines in Encinitas and South Carlsbad, we wanted to make sure our nine magazines could be unified under a name synonymous with our publications. Second, we are getting ready to move our operations to a brand new, state-of-the-art media center just down the street from our current offices – we will update with photos in future issues! Third, and what I’m most excited for, is the launch of our brand new app, ZGlass. ZGlass is an augmented reality viewer app we produced to literally bring the pages of 92129 Magazine to life. Watch as articles and advertisements jump off the page into interactive videos, slideshows, internet links and exclusive content. We’re doing something here that is revolutionary. Readers of 92129 Magazine have the ability to be on the ground floor for an entirely new way of turning your local, tangible magazine into an awe-inspiring showcase for the students, families and businesses all around us. With our print publications growing at an unprecedented pace, adding new and exciting ZGlass technology allows us to pack in even more local content into each printed and online issue. The next time you hear someone say that “print is dead”, simply pull this issue of 92129 Magazine out, launch your ZGlass app on your iPad or smartphone and show them that print in 92129 is just starting to come to life. ¢
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:::: FACES IN THE CROWD
Simmons Advocates for Quality Mountain Biking Trails throughout the County by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography
s an avid mountain biker and the president of the San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA), Rodney Simmons is dedicated to keeping the trails in San Diego County friendly to both riders and the natural environment. “SDMBA is pro-active in advocating for well-engineered trail networks and rerouting trail sections to avoid sensitive habitat areas. We also help with trail design, construction and maintenance – we provide approximately 3,000 hours annually of skilled trail maintenance within San Diego County,” said Rodney. Rodney, his wife, Cindi, and their two children, Tyler and Brittany, have lived in Rancho Peñasquitos since 1995, when Rodney was transferred to San Diego from Los Angeles. They were initially drawn to Rancho Peñasquitos because of the great reputation of the Poway Unified School District and have since discovered the many other advantages the area offers. “We live in the Peñasquitos Bluffs neighborhood which allows us walking access to the town center stores, and of course for me as a mountain biker, easy access to both Black Mountain Open Space Park and Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve,” related Rodney, who is a senior mechanical engineer for Cymer, Inc. in Rancho Bernardo. Based on his mountain biking knowledge and his familiarity with the local trails, Rodney suggests several options for riders looking to get out and discover the natural beauty of the region.
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“For beginners, Peñasquitos Canyon can’t be beat – be sure to stop at the waterfall. A lesser used trail that is worth exploring is the Trans-County Trail that heads east from the stables on the corner of Black Mountain Road and Mercy Road over into Poway and beyond. More experienced riders will be challenged by Miner’s Ridge Loop on Black Mountain,” revealed Rodney. For those interested in the SDMBA, both novices and experienced riders, Rodney encourages a visit to the website, www.sdmba. com. According to Rodney, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. “We host skills clinics, camping trips and rides. Our signature event is the Archipelago ride. The course links the ‘islands’ of open space [in our region] for a 43-mile ride that is 99% dirt,” said Rodney. ¢
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PERC Preparedness Challenge CHALLENGE # 2 of a 6 part series
A First Aid Kit for your Family
well-stocked first aid kit can help you respond effectively to common injuries and minor medical emergencies. Your first aid kit should be accessible and portable. You can purchase a first aid kit at drugstores or a local Red Cross office, or make one of your own. If you decide to make one, choose a container for your kit that is roomy, durable, simple to open, and easy to carry. Plastic tackle boxes or containers for storing craft supplies are ideal as they are lightweight, have handles and plenty of space. The Red Cross recommends that a first aid kit for a family of four include the following: • 2 absorbent compress dressings (5x9”) • 25 adhesive bandages (assorted sizes) • 1 roll of adhesive cloth tape • 5 antibiotic ointment packages • 5 antiseptic wipe packets • 2 packets of aspirin (81 mg each) • 1 space blanket • 1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve) • 1 instant cold compress • 2 pair exam gloves
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• 2 hydrocortisone ointment packages • Scissors • Roller bandages • Sterile gauze pads • 2 triangular bandages • Thermometer (non-mercury/non-glass) • Tweezers • First aid instruction booklet There isn’t a first aid kit that can contain every item necessary for every situation. A working cell phone is critical to summon help if needed. If you completed the last challenge of storing drinking water for your family and now add a first aid kit, you are well on your way to being prepared if an emergency should arise. Let Christina, Director of Community Relations for PERC, know your success with the challenge by contacting her at christinawaddell@ yahoo.com. Visit www.perc4pq.org for information on the Council. ¢
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:::: STUDENT STAR
Local 2nd Grader Pursues it All with a Healthy Smile by AMY LEHRER | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography
ix-year-old local of Rancho Peñasquitos, Natasha Mar, aspires to become a dentist. She explained, “When I was four years old, I decided I wanted to be a dentist for children since my uncle is a dentist and I like to clean my own teeth. I want to help other kids to have healthy teeth.” Due to the support of her hardworking mom and Natasha’s own enthusiasm and strong work ethic, she is likely to succeed at anything she decides to pursue. Currently, an entering second grader at The Cambridge School, a private school in Rancho Peñasquitos, she enthusiastically pursues music, academic subjects and sports. Natasha’s half-hour nightly piano practices have been extremely productive. She’s placed first for the last two years during national piano playing auditions, and she received superior ratings in the National Federation of Music Clubs’ Junior Festival in 2011 and 2012. Also, as a member of the San Diego Children’s Choir, she has sung “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a Padres game and the opera, Noah’s Flood, at Copley Symphony Hall. Natasha’s favorite subjects comprise reading, math, art, Latin and Mandarin. Every night she completes reading and math homework supplied by Kumon, an after-school academic enrichment program individualized for each child. She especially
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enjoys reading her chapter books before going to sleep. According to Natasha, “In addition to learning Latin and Mandarin, I can also speak Thai because my mother is from Bangkok, Thailand.” Sports that Natasha enjoys include ballet, swimming and gymnastics. Last year Natasha performed in the California Ballet’s productions of Alice and Wonderland and The Nutcracker because she really loves to dance. Inspired by the mom who supports her every day, Natasha states, “My mother is so wonderful. She signed me up for these fun classes when I was very young. I love them all! I love my mom.” And her mom makes sure Natasha has time to play as well. Natasha especially enjoys attending the parties her parents host in their backyard and playing with her energetic puppy, Biscuit. ¢
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Beyond the Bee Spelling Champ Snigdha Nandipati Discusses Life after the Bee by WYNNE LOVE | photo by Zeena Gregg Photography
sammon, ajimez, luteovirescent. These are just a few of the words Snigdha Nandipati spelled correctly before clinching the Scripps National Spelling Bee title with the word “guetapens” this past May. A Torrey Highlands resident for the past eight years, Snigdha has been preparing for this amazing achievement since about the time she moved there at age 6. But that’s not all Snigdha does well. About to start 9th grade at Francis Parker School in Mission Hills, Snigdha maintains a variety of interests. She enjoys playing golf, collects unique coins from around the world and loves a good book. “I like to read mysteries and adventures,” Snigdha shared, “especially the Theodore Boone series and Sherlock Holmes mysteries.” Snigdha also enjoys the close-knit community at Francis Parker. “There is a lot of one-on-one attention from the teachers,” she described, “which makes learning more fun and easy.” Snigdha’s exceptional study habits probably help. Despite the hours spent pouring
over flashcards, word lists, and sticky notes, Snigdha still makes time for her other interests. She has won the school golf award and medals for her performance in Science Olympiad competitions. “I absolutely love science,” Snigdha grinned, “especially life science, but I also love English class. I want to become a neurosurgeon or a psychiatrist when I grow up.” Despite all the attention she received for her impressive performance at the national bee, Snigdha said she is still in awe of the fellow students who share the title. “The past champions inspire me,” she stated, “because they express the excitement and effort of the different spellers over the years.” Clearly Snigdha had a passion for the event herself, fanned by her father. “The study sessions were very tense,” Snigdha admitted, “but we were able to work things out so my dad and I both got what we wanted.” It appears they all did. Snigdha’s ten-year-old brother, Sujan, was thrilled when she won, and Snigdha, at 14, has life experience that even
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those 30,000 or so words she memorized may not equal. “Before I won I used to be really shy,” she divulged. “After my win, however, I became very comfortable speaking in front of cameras and audiences.” With so many accomplishments yet ahead of her, that will likely come in handy. ¢
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:::: ADVANCES IN HEALTH
Professional Bike Rider Finds Answer to Pain-Free Living
professional bike rider suffered from chronic back pain for years and was ultimately faced with the possibility of retirement. He attempted traditional chiropractic and massage therapies to relieve his pain but had limited success. When he met Dr. Spinato he was ready to abandon any expectation for improvement. Fortunately, Dr. Spinato introduced him to an advanced technique of chiropractic called NUCCA that, in the end,changed his life. Within a few visits he saw dramatic improvement. He credits Dr. Spinato for giving him hope and his career a second chance. If you are experiencing pain and are struggling to find permanent relief, NUCCA chiropractic may be the answer. What’s different from traditional
treatment is it’s non-invasive technique requiring no turning or cracking of the spine and there is no use for hand held instruments. Current research has documented and supported the findings of the profound healing effects the procedure has on body balance and improved health. Dr. Spinato has completed additional training to offer this service and he invites you to contact his office to learn how NUCCA chiropractic can help you. Call today for a complimentary consultation and evaluation to take the first step for pain-free living. ¢
Serving San Diego since 1984 Dr. Dan R. Spinato, DC Chiropractic and Integrative Wellness 9320 Carmel Mountain Road Ste. B San Diego, CA 92129 858.484.0444 www.danspinato.com
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High School Students Get Hands-On Job Training by JENNIFER FRAKES
ince 1971, the High School Involvement Partnership (HIP) has given students the opportunity to receive hands-on job training at Northrop Grumman while receiving high school credit. “HIP was founded in Los Angeles as a Regional Occupational Program (ROP), and is the longest-running student mentoring program in the United States. The 17-week program, which is funded and administered solely by Northrop Grumman, places students in mainstream company activities during a portion of their regular school day,” explained Karen Goetz of Northrop Grumman Corporation. Students in the HIP program receive first-hand work experience in a professional environment, which helps them develop marketable skills and assists them in the transition between school and work. According to Goetz, jobs available to the student participants vary from working in a lab to administrative tasks. “We offer opportunities across all functions, including engineering, quality, production operations, logistics, business management and human resources,” related Goetz. Although exact experiences may vary based on specific job duties, Goetz stated that each student will learn about the Northrop Grumman corporate culture, attend a business ethics training session and learn how to effectively communicate in a professional setting. Students may participate in presentations, attend meetings, send emails and work on special
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assignments. “The HIP program has helped students get jobs on their college campuses and elsewhere. They are encouraged to include their experience at Northrop Grumman on their resume,” said Goetz, who also stated that participants must meet specific requirements and undergo an extensive application and interview process. The HIP program has benefitted nearly 8,000 students since its inception, and in the 2011-12 school year, 42 students at 11 San Diego high schools participated in the program. In addition to school credit, each HIP student who continues their education beyond high school receives a $300 scholarship. “The program has generated a Northrop Grumman vice president in the Information Technology field and key employees in many areas including human resources, communications, finance, graphics and more,” declared Goetz. The Northrop Grumman San Diego site was recently recognized as a “Distinguished Business Representative” for Poway Unified School District by the California Association of Regional Occupational Centers and Programs. “There are three key elements of the program that ensure HIP’s success year after year: Northrop Grumman’s commitment to the program, dedicated volunteer employee mentors and the responsibility demonstrated by the HIP students,” stated Goetz. ¢
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The Tseng Family Gives PQ the Howl of Approval by WYNNE LOVE | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography
he Tseng family moved to Peñasquitos to nurture their passions. Already well-established in their fields, they chose PQ because they found it down-to-earth and friendly, and because helping people like that is what the Tsengs are all about. “We have a vision to inspire people to find their calling through identifying their gifts and working toward the highest level of excellence in whatever they do,” explained Paul. Both Paul and Katie do that in their own unique way – Katie, through her teaching, and Paul through his writing. But that’s not how it all started. Katie emigrated from China to New York when she was 12. Katie and Paul are both strongly rooted in their faith and actually met in New York at the church Paul’s father founded. They dated while Katie earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at New York University and Paul completed his at Juilliard. When Paul began his doctorate at Johns Hopkins University, they got engaged. Paul worked as a professional musician for a time, then shifted gears
“We have a vision to inspire people to find their calling…” ~ Paul Tseng
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and worked in the IT field for 13 years. In 2006, he became a professional writer. He now writes full-time under a pen name and has produced bestsellers on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. He has also won The International Book Award, the Forward National Literature Award and the USA Book News Best Books Award. Katie’s passion is education. She’s won multiple awards for her contributions to the community working with youth in Brooklyn, NY and ultimately founded Legacy Montessori, a Christian elementary school in Poway. She believes the Christian values, small class sizes and academic freedom she provides brings the best out of her students. Now the Tsengs are enjoying building on their accomplishments here in PQ. Paul continues writing and Katie manages her school and conducts free parenting seminars. They have two children, Alex and Mackenzie, in elementary school, and Paul added, ““We’re very involved in our church community and are small group leaders there.” But life isn’t all serious. They enjoy travel, reading, games and Texas Hold ‘Em. And, according to Paul, “Once in a while, on a full moon, while driving through the neighborhood, we open the moon roof of our car and howl at the moon like a pack of wolves.” ¢
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Road Trip Munchies
hen you enter about the fourth hour of a long road trip, the novelty of a Dairy Queen Blizzard or McDonald’s french fries starts to wear off. Packaged peanut butter crackers and gas station candy selections just won’t cut it anymore. This ultimate road trip trail mix recipe is full of classic ingredients. Of course, the best part about trail mix is that the possibilities of ingredients are endless and can be catered to your own preferences – from chocolate to nuts to fruit – anything goes! This is our take on a homemade favorite.
TRAIL MIX FACTS
• Trail Mix is also known as ‘GORP’ - ‘good old raisins and peanuts’ • Some claim that trail mix was first invented in 1968 by two California surfers who blended peanuts and raisins together for an energy snack. • The first literary mention of trail mix dates back to Jack Kerouac’s 1958 novel The Dharma Bums where the two main characters describe their planned meals in their preparation for a hiking trip. • Trail Mix made news this year when Sony Pictures Entertainment suggested trail mix along with other better-for-you foods for movie theater concession stands instead of candy. ¢
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PQ Flag Day T
he 4th annual Flag Day Celebration took place at Hilltop Park in June. A brand new flag was raised high on the flag pole and a CH-53E, the largest and heaviest helicopter in the United States Military, landed right at the park. Attendees were treated to appearances by local dignitaries, the Rancho Peñasquitos Town Council, the Rancho Peñasquitos VFW Post 11388, Boy Scout Troop 648, Cub Scout Pack 605, Westview High School’s JROTC Color Guard, the Marine Corps Color Guard and many more. ¢ photos by Zeena Gregg Photography
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:::: LOCAL PHOTOS
OUT & ABOUT 2
1. Talya Herring - founder and president of the MCHS Jewish Teen Social Group, the guest speaker Holocaust Survivor - Hanna Marx and Marina Danneker - vice president of the MCHS Jewish Teen Social Group 2. Kevin Hemingway, Rod Forkas and Bill Podgurski of PQ caught a 6-foot-long mako shark on Father’s Day 3. Musicians working hard in the heat during Percussion Camp at Mt. Carmel High School 4. All smiles after summer swim lessons with Mt. Carmel High School Aquatics 5. Mt. Carmel High School students attending Percussion Camp 6. Westview NJROTC Honors Pearl Harbor Survivors 7. Little swimmer after swim class at Mt. Carmel High School 8. Kylie O’Neill brings success to SDSC games
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:::: COMMUNITY STUFF Terry Spencer Memorial Golf Tournament
The 2 Annual Terry Spencer Memorial Golf Tournament is planned for Sunday, Sept. 2 at the Doubletree Golf Resort in Rancho Peñasquitos to honor the longtime PQ resident and community volunteer who passed away in February 2011 due to lung Cancer. Proceeds will benefit the American Lung Association. Terry and son, Alec – a member of the Mt. Carmel golf team – often could be found on a local golf course on the weekends. Golf was frequently a part of the Spencer family vacations, with a highlight of playing at St. Andrews. The “golf tournament” fundraising concept is a fitting tribute to Terry and his love of golf. The golf tournament will be a scramble format with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Additional information and registration is available from Colleen Spencer at 858-444-6480 or firstname.lastname@example.org. nd
Peñasquitos Artist Featured at the Library
Through September, Peñasquitos artist Dionito G. Gonzales will have 40 pieces of his work on display at the Rancho Peñasquitos Branch Library. Dionito uses oils, acrylics, pastel/ charcoal and watercolors to produce landscapes, seascapes and still life. He explained, “I paint mostly from memories from my travels around the world.” As a member of the Allied Artists Association of San Diego and the North County Society of Fine Arts, Dionito still considers himself a beginner in the world of arts – even with a degree in Fine Arts. He admitted, “I stay on my feet trying to expand my horizon through experiment in various mediums.”
92129 Photo Contest Winner
Back in May, 92129 Magazine set up shop at the Fiesta de los Peñasquitos to meet all of the wonderful people in 92129 and hand out balloons for the children. Zeena Gregg, the 92129 photographer, took photographs of those in attendance showing their PQ pride. Ten photos were selected to be featured in a contest which were published in the last issue, as well as online, where people could vote on their favorite photo to win a prize. The results are in! The runner-up and winner of a five ticket family circus pack is Isabel Lopez. The grand prize winners are Beatriz & Carlitos Ibatuan, who also win a five ticket family circus pack as well as a free family photo session by Zeena Gregg on location with an 8x10 to keep. Congratulations Isabel, Beatriz and Carlitos!
Westview NJROTC Summer Programs
In mid-June two cadets, Francis Garcia and Bill Orton attended the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Seminar at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida. Nearly 200 NJROTC Cadets from across the Nation were able to spend a week learning that math and science can actually be fun and were taught classes by the resident Embry Riddle professors. “It certainly piqued my interest in obtaining an engineering degree
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when I go to college,” stated Cadet Orton. “We did a ton of fun activities the entire week and best part was the Navy flew us there for free.” Later in June, thirteen cadets attended Navy JROTC Leadership Academy – eight in California and five in Arizona. Leadership Academy is a week long program that teaches cadets how to instruct the many facets of NJROTC’s program including Drill and Physical Fitness and helps teach them the finer points of leading, training and mentoring their Unit’s cadets. Westview’s cadets also performed five Color Guards and marched in the Rancho Bernardo 4th of July Parade in addition to two community service events. “Summer programs are a great way to reward the Cadets who go above and beyond during the school year,” stated the Westview Instructor, CDR Rick Jordan. “These programs look really good on college applications. A lot of units shut down over the summer but we keep going strong.”
2nd Annual Cut-for-a-Cause
Beth Bond-Sczempka of Tease Salon is working on a volunteer project with Build a Miracle (www.buildamiracle.net). She is calling all hairstylists to help her change the world with a haircut. Participate in the 2nd annual Cut-for-a-Cause to raise funds that will help women in developing countries learn the trade of hairdressing. Be a part of helping to elevate the role of women around the world as they gain a newfound sense of dignity, hope, and self-respect. On Sunday, Sept. 16, over 1,000 stylists across the U.S. are joining The Trade by committing to donate their proceeds from a day of cuts & styles. This incredible movement has already had an amazing impact with trips to Nicaragua and Brazil and they recently started a relationship to help support a school in the Tijuana area that will have it’s first 5 graduates this September. Read more about the current projects on http://plantashear.org. If you have any questions or would like to commit to this great cause, contact Beth Sczempka of Tease Salon Studios at email@example.com. If you are a client of a local hairstylist, feel free to share this info with them to help encourage them to participate.
Gymnasts Travel to Nationals
The YMCA National Gymnastics Championship took place in June in Milwaukee, WI. The competition gathered 1,700 gymnasts from 23 different states, including gymnasts from the Rancho Family YMCA. Placing in Level 7 division were Claire Bjork (7th on vault, 3rd on bars, 8th on floor and 6th all around) and Kathryn Chan (5th on vault and 8th on bars) in the child division, Cameryn Cousar (5th on bars, 6th on beam and 5th all around) in the junior division and Angela Zhang (4th on vault, 5th on bars and 6th all around) in the senior division. In the Level 8 competition the girls compete in an elaborate system on day one facing 260 girls, who dwindle down to 25 juniors and 25 seniors that compete in finals on day two. In the Level 8 senior division, Emily Bellin placed 4th all around. She was also 4th on vault, 3rd on bars, 5th on beam and 1st on floor! Rancho Family YMCA Gymnastics Program Director Diane Wavrik was very proud and made it clear that, “this was a huge accomplishment.”
Holocaust Survivor Visits Mt. Carmel
Photo Credit: Dr. Larry Herring Mount Carmel High School students were treated to a presentation by holocaust survivor Hanna Marx in late May. The inspirational speech of survival was well received by a standing room only crowd of students. Hanna was only 13 years old when she and her family had to pack their suitcases and leave home by train. For three years Hanna was a slave laborer in a Nazi concentration camp, and her father as well as two brothers had been killed by the Germans. Near the end of WWII, Hanna was among the 5,000 Jews that were forced to take part in the Death March that lasted three months. She was one of only 300 that were still alive at liberation. Mount Carmel High School hopes to have Hanna back in the future to share her tale of strength to students. Photo by Dr. Larry Herring (left to right): Marina Danneker, Vice-president of the MCHS JTSG; Talya Herring, President of the Jewish Teen Social Group; Hanna Marx, Holocaust survivor and guest speaker; Dawn Kastner, Principal of MCHS; Greg Magno, Assistant Principal MCHS.
San Diego Music Award Nominee
The Lonesome Georges jazz quartet was recently nominated for the San Diego Music Awards’ Best New Artist category for their unique mixture of traditional, Latin and blues-flavored contemporary jazz sound. Their album Simple Harmonic Motion features music written and/or arranged by 2012 Westview High Graduate Ben Statz, the quartet’s pianist. The band, also comprised of Ben Levinson (bass), Daniel Shaughnessy (saxophone) and Nick Velez (drums), is named after the last Pinta Island tortoise in existence – the only one left of its kind. He was the rarest animal in the world. All four band members are 2012 graduates and will be attending three different colleges in the the fall: CalArts, Cal Poly SLO and UCLA. The CD, plus more information on the band can be found at www.cdbaby.com/artist/thelonesomegeorges and will soon be available on iTunes, Amazon MP3 and more.
Boys & Girls Clubs’ Rhythm & Vine Event
Over 700 people gathered to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego at the Broadway Pier in June during the Rhythm & Vine event. The party at the pier – featuring hot tunes, gourmet food, a live auction and award-winning wine – was hosted by Top Chef: Miami finalist and restaurant mogul, Brian Malarkey. Aside from the people who attended, 60 exhibitors and 100 volunteers also participated. Vice President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, Brandon Horrocks, expressed gratitude when talking with 92129 about the support from attendees, restaurants and boards. He commented, “Our main priority is providing a safe, fun and affordable place for kids. We want to change lives.” With summer months coming, the Clubs see an increase in children attending – instead of afterschool programs, children are spending entire days with the Clubs at all 17 locations. For more information on how to get involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, please visit: www.sdyouth.org.
Cinderella Role and Chance to Study at Julliard
Seventeen-year-old Lauren Worley was recently cast as the lead in Southern California Ballet’s production of Cinderella. In addition to her weekly 13-plus dance classes at Black Mountain Dance, Lauren found the time to audition for Julliard’s summer dance program – and was accepted! She has also been accepted into Ballet Met’s year-round program for pre-professional dancers. Lauren brings a creative energy to her dancing – performing most recently in an original piece choreographed by Justin L. Viernes at San Diego’s Art Walk.
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:::: IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Dr. Ambrosio with her husband, Andrew and their children, Bennett and Amelie
Kid Friendly Elite Pediatric Dentistry Helps Children (and Parents!) Feel Good About Going to the Dentist by Jennifer Frakes
Elite Pediatric Denistry, Dr. Femme Ambrosio and her staff strive to create a child-friendly and comfortable atmosphere for patients and their families. “We are focused on providing personalized, quality care in a supportive, informative and nurturing manner at each and every visit,” explained Dr. Ambrosio. According to Dr. Ambrosio, having a boutique, or small-scale, practice allows her to spend the time necessary to ensure that children and parents have a positive experience and receive the best possible care.
We recognize that your child is no ordinary child. We set out to provide extraordinary care with integrity, honesty and compassion.”
She understands that each child is unique and must be treated as such, which is an important aspect of a child’s overall health. “Our
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~Dr. Femme Ambrosio patient and caring staff understands that it is important to get to know each child individually and time must be spent with both them
and their family during each visit. The goal is to establish a trusting relationship that leads to easier dental visits and better oral health.” Elite Pediatric Dentistry provides comprehensive dental care to infants, children, young adults and those with special healthcare needs. The practice is focused on preventive care, including establishing a ‘Dental Home’ with check-ups and cleaning visits, oral hygiene evaluation and education. Dr. Ambrosio states that appropriate restorative care is key in dentistry when it comes to dental disease or injury. “We tailor a treatment plan according to the child’s needs, emphasizing in preventative oral health measures. We only treat what is necessary and believe in ideal, yet conservative, dental treatment,” declared Dr. Ambrosio. Opening this summer in the new 4S Health Center on Dove Canyon Road, a significant aspect of creating a welcoming environment is the lay-out of the office space itself. “A lot of thought and consideration was put into the planning of the practice. By providing private treatment rooms, we hope to create a comfortable setting for families,”related Dr. Ambrosio. The office is an esthetically modern environment that is inviting to children of all ages as well as parents. For Dr. Ambrosio and her staff staying up-to-date on technology is a vital part of assessing and delivering complete oral health. For example, the office has child-size digital x-ray equipment, as well as a computercontrolled single tooth anesthesia unit that increases patient comfort. A children’s reception area with books and games, overhead flat-screen monitors and a prize wheel allow for a fun experience for the child. Dr. Ambrosio is a native San Diegan and a mother, both of which she feels serve her well in her practice. “I always wanted to establish roots in my hometown and have a positive influence in my community. Becoming a mother has given me a greater understanding in many facets of my life. I can relate to parents and recognize the importance of an honest and trusting relationship with every member of the family,” stated Dr. Ambrosio. ¢
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N U F imi x
ust two years ago the Peñasquitos Youth Soccer Association (PQYSA) and Rancho Bernardo Youth Soccer Association (RB Rec/FC San Diego SC) merged to form what is now the San Diego Soccer Club (SDSC). The club offers both community based PQ and RB recreational leagues and an exceptional competitive soccer program. The club is known for having one of the most experienced and professional coaching staff in San Diego which, in turn, has led to team and player success. Mike Davison, a veteran to the program from the beginning, shared with us the ins and outs of PQYSA and why it is thriving in the 92129 community. It will be apparent something big is happening on the PQ fields come August when practices start. Goals on and off the field will be met and the community volunteers, players, coaches, and all those involved in the program are to thank for that.
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92129 Q&A Mike Davison
with Recreation DIRECTOR/COORDINATOR What is the history behind the PQ Recreational Soccer Association (PQYSA)?
What will soccer players in the league expect to get out of the season?
who are physically growing fast tend to spend their
Short answer: Soccer skill development, team
awkward dimensions. The following year is usually a
About 35 years ago, Rod Chambers started the
experience, new friendships, and a lot of fun.
breakout season for them where they have become
season trying to adapt to their new and sometimes
newer, stronger, and faster players. Even the brain
Recreational League here in PQ. Longer Answer: I (Mike Davison) once took a licensing
muscle can develop and suddenly the whole concept
What is the timeline for the season, and where and when are games played?
class and had the privilege of listening to Brian Quinn,
and strategy of the game makes sense so they can
San Diego Sockers Hall of Fame player, former US
Recreational soccer is played in Spring (March-May)
Coaching for San Diego Soccer Club speak. One thing
and Fall (August-November) with additional practices
he said has always stuck with me. “If you talk with
What’s the difference between the Fall Rec league and the Spring Rec league?
and tournaments for All-Star players going beyond the
professional players in baseball, football, basketball,
The spring season is our “off-season” league with fewer
normal playing season. In the Spring, all soccer games
lacrosse...many will talk about playing soccer as a kid.
players than in the fall season with a simpler format.
are played in one location and all games are played on
But if you talk to professional soccer players, soccer is
We play small-sided games of 4v4. The intent of this
all they ever played!” The skills, fitness and athleticism
league is to promote foot skills and mainly just to keep
acquired to play soccer is unmatched in many sports.
fresh before the fall season starts again. The games
Sundays. In the Fall, games are played on Saturday’s locally throughout Rancho Peñasquitos, as well as interleague games vs. RB Youth Soccer, Poway Recreational Soccer, Scripps Ranch, and 4S Ranch for the U12 and U14 age groups. The older age groups (U16-U18) compete in the Presidio League against various other San Diego teams. Coaches usually hold 1-2 practices during the week, and games are played on Saturdays. The competitive soccer season begins with tryouts in the late winter/spring followed by tournaments through the summer, and the official season begins
National Team member and the Director of Boys
Because I have been with the program for so many
years, I’m seeing the kids who I coached, now grown
and bringing their own kids into the program. For me, that is a great success. ~Mike Davison
in late August, ending in November usually before Thanksgiving. Younger Competitive teams play in tournaments as late as the following February with
Add this to the team aspect, the sportsmanship
are very informal and there are usually instances of
the High School age teams playing through April with
and friendships that develop and you have a pretty
players being picked up for multiple games by teams
a break for High School in November - February.
that may be short on a particular day. It’s a very
Competitive soccer games are played all throughout
“neighborhood pick-up game” atmosphere where the
How are teams formed to ensure teams are balanced appropriately?
main focus is having fun.
Our highest level teams compete in the Southern
This is one of the greatest challenges of the pre-
exposure for kids who think they may want to referee.
California Developmental Soccer League where games
season. The fall recreational teams are put together
The fields are small and focused so they can work on
are usually in Orange County to allow competition vs.
using a draft format. To create their teams, volunteer
the needed skills before taking the official classes and
the highest level teams in Southern California.
coaches rely on lists of registered players as well as
getting their license.
San Diego from Chula Vista to Temecula to Lakeside to Oceanside.
Additionally, we are able to allow practice and
ratings for returning players from previous seasons. To
The fall season is more structured with age
What is the traditional season for fall league?
obtain ratings for players, we ask each of the coaches
appropriate field and goal sizes. The teams are larger
at the end of every season to supply ratings on their
and coaches hold practices 1-2 times a week. We
Both the competitive and recreational league season
players. If we have knowledge of the “A” or impact
make coaching education available to all our volunteers
games run from early September until Thanksgiving.
players, we attempt to spread them out the following
and mandate recreational level licensing to help the
Recreational soccer then forms All-Stars teams which
season so that all the teams have an equal amount of
coaches give the kids the best possible instruction.
compete in one or more tournaments and competitive
impact players. The wildcards are always the unknown
teams compete in League Cup tournaments and/or
kids, and we do our best to make sure they are placed
college showcase events for the High School age teams.
evenly across the teams as well. As an aside, kids
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2012 FALL SEASON RECREATIONAL SOCCER # of teams: 82 # of players: 900 # of games scheduled to play: 820 # of soccer balls to be used: 845 # of volunteers: at least 82 # of coaches: 82 WHO: All boys and girls between 5 and 19 years of age. No experience necessary. WHERE: Various fields in Rancho Peñasquitos - the main field is Canyonside Park. WHEN: All games will be played on Saturdays starting September 8th through November 10th
COMPETITIVE SOCCER # # # # # #
of of of of of of
teams: 68 players: 950 games scheduled to play: 900 soccer balls to be used: at least 1500! volunteers: 225 coaches: 48
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:::: COVER FEATURE What is PQYSA’s connection to San Diego Soccer Club?
in San Diego is so spectacular that it encourages
Penasquitos Youth Soccer Association (PQYSA)
the need to share field space, limiting time for the grass
merged with Rancho Bernardo Youth Soccer
to rest as it can become very beat up, and require a lot
Do you have any special programs or sponsors?
Association (RB Rec/FC San Diego SC) in 2010
of effort and funding to maintain. As we all know, in this
Of special note - The San Diego Foundation has
forming a new club, San Diego Soccer Club (SDSC)
economy there isn’t a lot of extra funding sitting around
graciously provided our club a grant that allows us
offering both community based PQ and RB recreational
to keep the grass green and lush or to convert existing
to provide TOPSoccer, a soccer program for special
leagues and an exceptional competitive soccer
fields to artificial turf.
needs children. Sessions are on Sundays through
Our website lists all of our sponsors.
participation in outdoor sports all year. This results in
program called San Diego Soccer Club. One of the
the summer and fall and the Grant offsets most of the
Are there any changes this season that players/parents need to be aware of?
operating cost allowing these kids to play for a very
skilled coaches and player development programs it has brought together. We believe we have the most
The current plan is to move all the fall recreational
kids and families who participate truly enjoy it.
experienced and professional coaching staff in San
games to Canyonside Park. This is an effort to get all
Diego and have an outstanding history of team and
the fall recreational games in the same area. Many
moons ago, we held all the recreational games at
Does PQYSA hold any fundraisers? If so, please elaborate.
greatest benefits of this merger is the number of
While the PQ and RB Rec Soccer programs still
small fee. We are very proud of this program and the
Black Mountain Middle School (BMMS). It was a great
The club and the teams hold many fundraisers
exist as their own entities, the newer, larger club which
environment where we could take care of issues, watch
each year to offset operating and travel costs. Our
combined PQ Premier and FC San Diego is able to
games and players, and generally all play “together”.
primary fundraising activities are our annual soccer
offer more support through their newly integrated and
When BMMS closed its fields for renovation, we moved
tournaments The San Diego Premier Classic held
highly experienced professional coaching staff which is
our games to several city park sites. The turf was great
each August, Pegasus Cup held near July 4th, and
able to offer even more clinics, camps, and programs
but the separation was challenging and a little sad.
Presidents Cup each January. The proceeds from
that are so beneficial to both the competitive and
We lost a lot of the cohesive family atmosphere that
these events directly offset the operating costs of our
recreational players and coaches alike.
we relied on to make recreational soccer a community
league helping us to keep fees as low as possible.
event. We expect to get this back again this season.
Why/How does the PQYSA run such an organized program?
How does one get involved with volunteering with the PQYSA and/or the San Diego Soccer Club?
the people who have been the subject of articles in
Are there any new developments community members should be aware of that will impact the season (new fields, new construction, etc...)?
the 92129 magazine have been integral parts of our
We do have some plans in place to further field
the program and age out, there is always a need for
program. Bill Diel, Dennis Garon, Mike Lim, Chris
expansion. With the increase in club size, we have had
recreational coaches as well as board members.
Cahill, Ron Garret…all have been highlighted in the
to schedule more games in the late afternoon and early
magazine and spent numerous hours working with
evenings. The importance of having lighted fields for
the soccer program here in PQ, along with their own
the later games has become a very important issue.
endeavors. Peter Stogsdill has been the life blood of
We also have board members working with both the
What is the most rewarding part of dedicating and volunteering your time to PQYSA?
PQ soccer for most of its existence. I haven’t seen
city and PUSD on efforts to create more fields that will
I can’t speak for everyone on this one, but for me
an article on Pete yet, but I’m sure there will be one
benefit the community as a whole.
(Mike Davison)…I love seeing kids running around in
Many years of experience, dedicated people and lots of great volunteers. It’s no coincidence that many of
soon. His effort to develop players and prepare them
Contacting anyone on the board through our website will always get your voice heard. As kid’s cycle through
their uniforms while shopping at Vons. I get immense satisfaction out of seeing the kids develop and watching
the Westview High School varsity girls coach.
How does a business or family sponsor a team? Who are the current League sponsors?
Bryan Burkholder, Jackie Stupack, Leonore Payne,
Anyone interested in sponsoring our club can contact
grown and bringing their own kids into the program.
John Redman, Tom Christenson…there has just been
us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact
For me, that is a great success.
an endless list of great people that I have had the honor
one of our board members directly. We have a variety
to volunteer with and it’s a list that grows even longer
of sponsorship packages available including adding
every year, especially now that the clubs have merged.
logos to uniforms and practice tees. We have several
Sally Grigoriev has been the epitome of organization
League sponsors and can always use more support
What is the most unique thing about the PQ Recreational Soccer Program compared to other programs?
and quality management.
as the costs continue to increase especially field use
Thankfully, I’d like to think that we aren’t so unique. I’m
costs. We allocate funding each year to the City of
hoping there are kids everywhere that are getting the
What is the biggest challenge the Program faces?
San Diego and Poway Unified Schools to assist in field
same sort of attention and opportunities that we have
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for college opportunities begins at early ages and continues until he sees the end results of his training as
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them grow. Because I have been with the program for so many years, I’m seeing the kids who I coached, now
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Boys Coaching Directors: Seamus McFadden and Brian Quinn
Girls Coaching Directors: Pete Stogsdill and Raffi Ruotolo
VP Ways and Means: Chris Rohane
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Fire-Breathing DRAGONS Join the Greatest Show on Earth ®
by KATHY LOY
here are certain events that mark a childhood - experiences that kids remember for a lifetime. A trip to see the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey® Circus is certainly one of those, and even San Diegans who’ve seen the circus before have yet to see a show like this. Firebreathing, flying, fantastical DRAGONS have joined the Greatest Show on Earth®! The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey® Circus is bringing San Diegans a legendary once-in-a-millennium event celebrating the year of the dragon. Some of the extraordinary performers include: • The Shaolin Warriors with their Kung Fu martial arts. • Alexander Lacey, making his U.S. debut presents the only mixed-cat act of its kind with tigers and lions together. • Cossack Riders who amaze with their equestrian acrobatics. • The Flying Caceres who perform on the only double-decker trapeze in the world. • Plus daredevil motorcyclists in the Globe
of Steel, the Russian Bar Renegades and Teeterboard Titans troupes, double motorcycle high-wire stunts, Clown Alley, the majestic Ringling Bros. Asian elephants, lions, tigers, dogs, cats, and so much more! According to Lindsay Santa, spokesperson for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey® Circus, be sure to arrive early. “Come one hour before show time for each performance to meet our performers and animals on the show floor at the interactive ‘all-access pre-show’, which is free for all ticket holders. Families can take pictures and get up close to see the animals, learn juggling and balancing skills and get performer autographs,” said Lindsay. It’s a major production just getting the circus to each stop within the 90-city U.S. tour. Like circuses of yesteryear, this production travels across the country by train, averaging 350 miles between cities and preparing over 109,000 meals each year in the Pie Car, the traveling diner. The Ringling Bros. train is making a four day stop in San Diego at the Valley View Casino Center (formerly known as the Sports Arena) from Thursday, August 23 – Sunday, August
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4th of July Celebration photos by Zeena Gregg Photography
residents where decked out in red, white and blue gathered together for fireworks at Westview High School to celebrate Independence Day. Friends and family partied on during the day with live music, food and other patriotic activities. Following the daytime festivities, attendees were treated to a fun-filled fireworks show at dusk that left everyone saying, “Hip, Hip, Hooray! It’s Independence Day!” ¢
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Go Beyond the Beach at Torrey Pines State Reserve by WYNNE LOVE
ou’ve probably visited Torrey Pines State Beach, stretching from La Jolla to Del Mar, but if you haven’t headed up the hill, you’ve seen only a fraction of what the park has to offer. Just off Carmel Valley Road, the Torrey Pines State Reserve is actually 2,000 acres of protected land. Home to one of only two areas where the Torrey Pine grows naturally, the Reserve also includes the saltwater estuary and bird sanctuary, the beach, and neighboring sandstone cliffs. If you are one of the many San Diegans who hasn’t explored the Reserve, visiting on the weekend will make you wonder where you’ve been. The road leading up to the lodge is filled with people walking, biking and jogging their way to the top. Once you arrive, it’s not hard to see why. The adobe lodge, built as a restaurant in 1923, sits atop the bluffs with breathtaking
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views to the north, east and west. The road, which rises 300 feet in less than a mile, is a popular destination for local hikers looking for a challenge, and offers beautiful views at the top and sand and surf at the bottom. The Visitor’s Center, housed in the lodge, opens daily at 9 a.m. and hosts children’s tours during the school year, junior ranger programs throughout the summer and free guided nature walks each weekend. Docents are available to help you find your way or you can explore on your own. Volunteer Frank Burham led the walk on our recent visit, sharing a wealth of information about the local flora and fauna, the geological history and the Torrey Pine, the rarest species of conifer in the U.S. Frank led us on a short, easy hike to the Red Butte bluff, where the view was spectacular and where he says one can enjoy fabulous whale-watching in the winter. ¢
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2012 Wolverines Sports Preview A
s the fall athletic season rapidly approaches, the Westview Wolverines are gearing up for their second decade as the fourth comprehensive high school in the Poway Unified School District. With ten years of steady growth, doubling enrollment since opening its doors in 2002, Westview has enjoyed considerable academic and athletic success. Athletically, the Wolverines have advanced to 47 CIF Division I and II Championships in their brief history, earning 26 CIF Championship Titles during the process. In addition, Westview has won 26 League Championships while competing in the Avocado, Palomar, and Valley Leagues of the North County Conference during its tenure. The 2012-13 school year promises to be another exciting endeavor for the Wolverines beginning with the fall sports season. Mike Woodward, head football coach in his 6th season at the helm of the Wolverines, will capitalize on last year’s exciting 8-4 season. Nancy Ros, in her
fourth year leading the girls volleyball program continues to build on the rich volleyball history at Westview. Beau Champoux, girls golf and Bob Muschek, boys and girls cross country, will be entering their 2nd seasons as head coaches, while developing very competitive teams. Some new faces will be leading the Wolverines for the fall campaign with the addition of three new head coaches. Taking over the girls tennis program will be Alanna Hodsman. Brittany Schultz will be handling head coaching duties for the field hockey program and Matt Johnson will serve as the boys water polo head coach. ¢ ~ Chris Carter Athletic Director Westview High School
CA State Champion
6-15-1 overall 2-8 in League
Sept. 4 @ La Costa Canyon
Boys Cross Country
Girls Cross Country
2 in League, nd
2 at CIF
Cheer Janine Tompkins Megan Reilly Brittany Bordeleau Brooke Tompkins
1st Competition Year
Sept. 13 vs. West Hills
Sept. 5 @ Westview
Aug. 31 vs. San Marcos (Freshman Night)
Aug. 30 vs. Del Norte
12-17 overall and 2-8 in League; CIF Semifinalist
Football Mike Woodward 8-4 overall,
Girls Volleyball Nancy Ros 25-13 Boys Water Polo Matthew Johnson
Girls Tennis Alanna Hodsman 16-4
Girls Golf Beau Champoux 9-10 overall Not available at print * All practices start on Aug. 13 with the exception of football which starts Aug. 6, Dance Troupe which began in July, and girls Volleyball tryouts begin Aug. 13
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2012 Sundevils Sports Preview
eing part of the Poway Unified School district since 1974, “Mt.”
Team back to the playoffs. Former “Mt.”
Carmel is excited to start the school year carrying on their
Carmel Cross Country Coach Dennis
rich tradition athletically and academically. Over the past four
McClanahan is returning to guide Boys and
decades “Mt.” Carmel has won 86 CIF Championships and many league
Girls Cross Country. Upon his return he is
championships while competing in the Avocado, Palomar and Valley
inheriting a boy’s team that will challenge
Leagues. 2012-13 looks to be another great year for “Mt.” Carmel. To
to win the CIF. Entering his third season
our alumni and close friends we encourage you to come out and support
as Boys Water Polo Coach John Riess
will be seeking to take his team back to
Coming into the fall season there is always a sense of excitement.
the playoffs. Coach Jim Wrage will direct
New beginnings and great enthusiasm characterizes “Mt.” Carmel’s
the Girls Tennis Team. He is building on one of the flagship programs
quest to compete at a high level.
at “Mt.” Carmel over the past five years. Fourth year Head Coach Katie
The foundation of “Mt.” Carmel athletics is the quality of our coaches.
Fixsen has built the Field Hockey team from small in numbers team to a
Each coaches program emphasizes the core values of academics,
competitive program. Dave Rudgers will again guide our Girls Golf Team
citizenship, quality character and the pursuit of “Victory with Honor.”
into a tough Palomar League. To round out our fall staff, Tonga Moore
John Anderson returns for his second year at the helm of our Football Program. Coach Anderson’s team will be trying for their third
will again be coaching our Cheer Team. ¢ ~ Randy Wright
consecutive appearance in the CIF Playoffs. Former college and third
year coach to Mt Carmel Shawn Back will be trying to lead our Volleyball
Mt. Carmel High School
Boys Cross Country Dennis McClanahan Boys 3-2 Sept. 8 - 8 a.m. Kit Carson Park Girls Cross Country Dennis McClanahan Girls 1-4 Sept. 8 - 8 a.m. Kit Carson Park Girls Field Hockey
Football John Anderson
Aug. 29 - 3 p.m. @ Otay Ranch
Aug. 30 - 7 p.m. vs. La Jolla
Girls Tennis Jim Wrage 11-9 Sept. 11 - 3 p.m. vs. Rancho Buena Vista Girls Volleyball Shawn Back 6-17 Boys Water Polo John Riess
Football Mike Woodward 8-4 overall,
Sept. 12 - 3 p.m. vs. Valhalla
Sept. 19 - 3:15 p.m. vs. Serra
Aug. 31 vs. San Marcos (Freshman Night)
Girls Golf Dave Rudgers Not Available Sept. 25 vs RBHS * All practices begin Aug. 13 with the exception of football that starts Aug. 6
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:::: MERCHANT PROFILE
College Bound by JENNIFER FRAKES | photo by Zeena Gregg Photography
ccording to Wayne Hamrick, it is the mission of Simple Solutions College Funding to advise parents of college-bound high school students on all phases of college financial planning. “We teach parents how to pay for college on a cost efficient basis by showing them how to make college affordable in a failing economy without relying on Wall Street or expensive private student loans. We also show parents how to set up their personal finances to best position their family,” says Hamrick. The inspiration for Simple Solutions College Funding came to Hamrick in 1974 after the birth of the first of his five children. With a career in finance and estate planning, Hamrick already had experience in helping people plan for their financial future. It was when his first child was born that he started thinking about how to pay for future expenses – including college – while at the same time saving money for retirement. According to Hamrick, a great majority of people are unable to retire in comfort because they have spent most of their assets getting their children through college with a heavy debt burden. “A properly designed college funding plan can save families tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars,” says Hamrick. In addition to guiding parents through the financial aspect of sending children to college, Simple Solutions College Funding also offers services relating to the admissions process. According to Hamrick, these services include college application reviews, SAT and ACT prep courses and admission essay critiquing. Simple Solutions College Funding has also put together a team of student counselors that are positioned all over the country. “These counselors can provide students with an ‘insider’s’ perspective of any particular school. They can answer questions about the campus atmosphere, tips for visiting the school or even about major corporations in the area that provide internships,” says Hamrick. Simple Solutions College Funding also provides free workshops in local high schools and community centers for parents of college-bound high school students. According to Hamrick, these workshops, which will begin in March, offer invaluable money-saving strategies. “We really do care about the plight of parents and students facing the daunting task of getting into the right schools, graduating in four years – rather than five or six – and being able to finance the whole process without hardship and without mortgaging the future of the parents and the students,” says Hamrick. ¢ For more information please call Simple Solutions College Funding at 858-753-1902 or visit their website at www.SimpleSolutionsCollegeFunding.com.
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:::: COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
Steve and Christiane Staninger are Dedicated Volunteers for Their Community by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography
teve and Christiane Staninger met while Steve was a high school weeklong summer camp senior and Christiane an exchange student from Germany. The for neighborhood kids at two instantly connected, later married, and today are parents of her house, teaching an two sons: Jackson (age 17) and Noah (age 15). after-school German language Steve and Christiane both teach at the University of San Diego – class to kids, and raising two service dogs Steve is a Professor of Library Science and Christiane is through the Loving Paws organization an English Composition and German Literature teacher. (those dogs are now their pets, Shasta and “Generally, we were The couple moved their family to Rancho Lucca). impressed with the Peñasquitos in 1998 and was immediately inspired by Steve, who Christiane calls “very organized” and many parents who the amount of volunteers in the community. “Generally, “detail oriented,” is also no stranger to volunteering. volunteered in the we were impressed with the many parents who He spent 10 years as part of the Poway Unified community when volunteered in the community when we moved up here,” PTA – four of which he served as President. From we moved up here. said the Staningers. “Everyone was doing something. “ 2008-2011, he was team parent for the Rancho Everyone was doing It didn’t take long for Steve and Christiane to join Peñasquitos Little League. Today, Steve volunteers something.” the ranks of their neighbors and become enthusiastic for the Mt. Carmel High School Drama Booster Club volunteers. and is a member of the Paws’itive Team Service Dogs Since 2008, Christiane has been a part of Ride Across California Group, located in Rancho Bernardo. (RAC), an annual event put on by the Rancho Family YMCA. “When I Apart from their volunteer work the couple loves to spend time first heard about it [RAC], I thought they were all crazy!” joked Christiane. with their family. “We speak German at home!” said Christiane. Steve “Now I think it’s the greatest adventure ever. Who rides his/her bike is a frequent tennis and basketball player and sings for his church across the desert? You meet some really nice 5th graders and their choir. Christiane enjoys biking and is training with her son, Jackson, parents. And it’s great exercise, even for non-athletes like me.” for her first half marathon. She also participated in this year’s Bike to Work Day and is eager to When asked what their biggest accomplishment in volunteering has continue her work with the organization. been, Christiane and Steve simply replied: “We have been very blessed Her other accomplishments include: heading up “Camp Crazy,” a with our lives and it makes us feel good to help out!” ¢
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:::: MERCHANT PROFILE
See What’s Happening at Que Pasa Mexican Grill by JENNIFER FRAKES | photo by Michael Bielecki
ccording to Masoud Tabatabee, San Diegans searching for authentic Mexican cuisine will find exactly what they are looking for at Que Pasa Mexican Grill. “All of our food is made in-house, nothing is out of a can, all fresh, never frozen, and we offer a variety of authentic dishes,” stated Masoud, owner of the restaurant. “Our pizzas, hands down, are the specialty. You won’t get these anywhere else in San Diego.” The food is just the beginning of the unique dining experience offered at Que Pasa. The bar has a plethora of craft beers, over 70 tequilas and more than 100 specialty drink selections. Using high quality ingredients in both the food and beverage menu is a top priority for the owners. Only higher-end meats, primarily top sirloin, Pacific lobster and farm-free shrimp,
the course of his 23 years in San Diego. Patrons are raving about the authenticity of the restaurant as well as the comforting atmosphere allowed by the staff. Que Pasa ensures the staff will tend to your every need and assures a fantastic night with pleasant memories and a wonderful dining experience for all guests. Que Pasa Mexican Grill offers several weekly specials; including 50% off all tacos on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to closing, $.50 wings on Wednesdays, buy-one-get-one-free drinks from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and kids eat free on Sundays. Beginning in August, live entertainment will be offered on Saturday evenings. With these specials and the entertainment available, the popularity of Que Pasa has certainly grown to become a hot spot in the community. Reservations are recommended. “We opened Que Pasa Mexican Grill in April 2011 after outgrowing the location in Rancho Santa Fe that we established in 2005. We had a vision of creating a restaurant that the community around us could appreciate, call home, and grow to love,” said Masoud. Que Pasa is proud to be a part of the neighborhood. Stop in and say hi. ¢
as well as the freshest fruits are used when prepping dishes each day. In addition, for sports and entertainment viewing, Que Pasa has six TV’s along with their 188” wide HD Projector [a one of a kind in San Diego]. This dedication to quality extends to the overall Name of Business: Que Pasa Mexican Grill experience Owners: Masoud/Mehdi Gavad Tabatabee customers Manager: Evan Taylor receive while Year of Establishment: 2011 dining at Que Address: 9932 Mercy Rd, SD CA 92129 Pasa. Masoud is Website: www.quepasamexicangrill.com a veteran in the Email contact: email@example.com local business Phone: 858-578-PASA (7272) community and Description of business: With a very fun social lounge style atmosphere, we has had many consider ourselves a high-end authentic Mexican restaurant, craft beer bar and tequila lounge. successful ventures over
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:::: CHURCH PROFILE
“We provide opportunities to serve our church and our community. We also have a global impact with ministry teams that travel to Haiti and Uganda on a regular basis.” ~ Jack Hawkins Lead Pastor
Leap Faith of
by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Spark Photography
Canyon Springs Church is Changing Lives One at a Time
hen Jack Hawkins founded Canyon Springs Church, he was uncertain of what the future held, but knew he was on the right path. “My wife, Jilane, and I knew in our hearts that God was leading us to start a church,” explained Hawkins. The first service at Canyon Springs Church was on December 6, 1998, at the Scripps Ranch Library. Hawkins was beyond ecstatic when 103 people showed up. Fast forward to 2012 and Canyon Springs Church has grown exponentially, with 10 staff members and hundreds of volunteers. “Thousands have walked through our doors and hundreds have made life-changing decisions to follow Jesus,” said Hawkins. According to Hawkins, the Canyon Springs mission statement, “It’s about the
One,” is the cornerstone of the church. “The One refers to our relationship with Jesus and also our purpose as believers. Once we are in a relationship with the One, our goal is to grow and mature so that God can use us to reach the next one,” said Hawkins. Currently, Sunday services are held at Thurgood Marshall Middle School at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. According to Hawkins, the 70-minute worship service is casual and inspiring, with upbeat and contemporary music. “The messages from the Bible will challenge you, make you laugh, make you think and connect you with a God who wants to help you write the next chapter of your life,” noted Hawkins. As mentioned by Hawkins, the congregation at Canyon Springs Church consists of families in all stages of life—from new parents to empty nesters—and offers
men’s, women’s, children’s, youth and special needs ministries, as well as small groups. “We provide opportunities to serve our church and our community. We also have a global impact with ministry teams that travel to Haiti and Uganda on a regular basis,” added Hawkins. As for the future, Canyon Springs Church is looking for a building that will provide them with a permanent home from which they can continue their ministry. “God has brought together a great team of visionary leaders who are ready to help write a brave new story for Canyon Springs’ future,” said Hawkins. ¢ For more information about Canyon Springs Church, please visit www.canyonsprings.org.
below photo submitted by Canyon Spring Church
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:::: HOME TIPS
Ten Resources to Help Keep Your Home and Family Safe from Fire by WYNNE LOVE
or longtime residents of Southern California, the arrival of fall brings memories of wildfires as much as it does apple-picking and holiday gatherings. That should come as no surprise according to the local fire department, since a third of all homes in San Diego County are located in what they call Wildland Urban Interface. Here we’ve compiled advice from local firefighters and their best online resources in order to help you stay safe this season. 1. Maintain 100 feet of defensible space around your home. Chief Jim Sturtevant of the Rancho Santa Fe Fire District confirms that this is one of the most important steps homeowners can take in preparation for wildfire season. Removing all flammable materials and keeping vegetation well-watered and properly trimmed around the home is critical to keeping fire at bay. Access the City of San Diego guide to fire safety and brush management at wildfirelessons.net/documents/ San_Diego_Fire_brushpdf.pdf. Detailed advice based on the latest research is also available at www.californiachaparral.com/ bprotectingyourhome.html. 2. Secure your home. Many of the homes felled by the Cedar Fire of 2003 and Witch Creek Fire of 2007 were victims of flying embers. Closing all windows and doors is crucial. See additional tips at www.sdcounty.ca.gov/dplu/fire_resistant.html, www.rsf-fire.org/prepare/menulist.html and firesafemendocino. org/articles/embers.html. 3. Keep copies of important documents off premises and store paper and digital files in a place where you can grab them quickly. For a list of documents you’ll want to protect, visit www.emergencydude.com/emergency-documents.shtml. 4. Know how to secure your utilities: sdge.com/fire-emergencies. 5. Register on Alert San Diego. Many of us don’t have landlines anymore. If you haven’t already, register your cell phone or e-mail for reverse 911 notifications at www.readysandiego.org/ alertsandiego.
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6. Plan an escape route and a rendezvous point. Visit www.readysandiego.org for tips on every type of disaster preparedness. 7. Discuss and practice evacuating with your family. Reassure children that if they are at school, they will be kept there until it is safe for you to pick them up. See www.theredguidetorecovery. com for disaster management tips and resources. 8. Keep a full tank of gas in the car. 9. Prepare an emergency survival kit. Numerous resources exist online to help you purchase or prepare your own kit. Visit californiavolunteers.org/familyplan/pdf/supplies_checklist.pdf for a 3-day survival list, www.readysandiego.org/resources/ checklist_1.pdf, or www.sandiego.gov/fire/safety/tips/ emergencykit.shtml for additional suggestions. 10. Download your own “Family Disaster Plan and Survival Guide” from ReadySanDiego.org and discuss this “burning issue” with your friends and neighbors. ¢
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:::: HEALTHY LIVING
To Be or NOT to Be…..
enicillin is the most commonly reported medication allergy, and is self-reported by about 5 to 10 percent of patients. However, according to Dr Kusum Sharma, Director, Allergy & Asthma Clinics at AKANE Institute of Allergy, Asthma & Sleep Medicine, most of these patients are not truly penicillin allergic. In large-scale studies of penicillin skin testing, approximately 85 to 90 percent of these individuals are found not to have positive skin tests and are able to tolerate penicillins. Nine out of ten people who believe they are allergic can take penicillin without a problem, either because they were never truly allergic or because their allergy to penicillin has resolved over time. People who have a remote history of allergic reaction to a medication may become less allergic as time passes. The good news is that recently FDA has approved PrePen so allergists can now offer skin testing for penicillin. This is covered by most insurance companies. Testing usually takes about one hour to complete. The skin is pricked and injected with Pre-Pen and observed for a reaction. A positive skin reaction is an itchy, red bump that lasts about half an hour and
then resolves. A positive test indicates that the person is truly allergic and should continue to avoid penicillins. If the patient completes the skin testing without a positive reaction, a single oral dose of full strength penicillin is commonly given to confirm that the patient does not have an allergy to the medication. Dr Kusum Sharma then notifies the patients’ other treating doctors so they can remove the penicillin allergy label from their medical charts. According to Dr Sharma, there are many advantages of removing the penicillin allergy label: • Millions of people are incorrectly labeled as penicillin allergic for some “non-allergic adverse reaction.” • Doctors can have the freedom to choose any antibiotic • Using Penicillins allows to reduce cost as co-pay for these antibiotics is usually lower. • Penicillins are still considered very effective and less toxic than most other antibiotics. • The use of narrow spectrum antibiotics like most Penicillins rather than other broad spectrum antibiotics helps prevent emergence of multi-drug resistance organisms. So as Dr. Sharma puts it, for many of us the choice is ours: To be or not to be...Penicillin allergic! ¢
Dr. Kusum Sharma is the Director, Allergy & Asthma Clinics at AKANE Institute of Allergy, Asthma & Sleep Medicine located in Scripps Ranch and La Jolla. She specializes in seasonal, food, drug, gluten, mold, cosmetic & skin allergy, asthma, sinus problems and hives.
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:::: REAL ESTATE WATCH
Short Sales, Foreclosures and Loan Mods Taxable? by SCOTT VOAK
ast issue I touched on the idea of a strategic default. This month I want to make you aware of some potential changes to the tax implications for a short sale, foreclosure and loan modification. When a lender loses money on a loan because they foreclosed, accepted a short sale, or modified the principal, they file for a loss on their taxes – and send you a 1099 for the offsetting gain. The gain is called Debt Relief Income and it is taxable. However, as long as certain conditions are met (mainly that the home is your primary residence and the loan does not exceed the purchase price + improvements), both the state and federal governments have waived these taxes. That waiver is set to end on December 31, 2012. It other words, if you owe $600,000 on your home and the bank only achieves $500,000 through either a foreclosure or short sale that closes next year, not only do you lose your home, but you will have to show an extra $100,000 in income and pay taxes on it. While it may seem better to short sell or foreclose on your home now than pay the taxes next year, there may be other options. No two situations are the same and you should get professional advice to put together a plan that specifically addresses your needs. I have assembled a team with a bankruptcy attorney, credit repair attorney and a CPA to help people determine the best course of action. Consultations are free, so if you would like to meet to discuss options, please give me a call. ¢
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13139 Trail Dust Ave
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13323 Copperwind Ln
7384 Arroyo Grande Rd
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12460 Picrus St
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AT A GLANCE Name of Business:
Scripps Performing Arts Academy
Year of Establishment:
4645 Carmel Mountain Road Suite 208, San Diego, CA 92130
The finest training facility in Southern California offering
a recreational and Pre-Professional Ballet program. A variety of additional classes include, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical. We also offer a nurturing children’s department specializing in Babies to 8 years old. Musical theatre, voice, piano and fine art provide a well-rounded curriculum for discerning families.
Making Magic at Scripps Performing Arts Academy by WYNNE LOVE
“Each member of the Scripps Performing Arts Academy faculty has the rare ability to carefully balance discipline with fun, joy with hard work, and laughter with focus.” The reactions from clientele confirm their success. “These young people are so blessed to have the opportunity to work in a disciplined environment with such talented instructors,” shared Sylvia Danner, grandmother of a pre-professional student. Susan Clarke, parent of three, agreed. “These experiences have sparked such a growing enthusiasm for music and confidence through performing. I don’t know where else
erusing the website of the Scripps Performing Arts Academy, one wonders if there is anything Each member of the faculty has the rare ability to they don’t offer. With classes in dance, fine art, piano, voice, musical theater, and even precarefully balance discipline with fun, joy with hard school, the Academy has grown into the premiere work, and laughter with focus. arts facility in Southern California, providing recreational and pre-professional dance training for all ages. ~Angela Amoroso, “For over 33 years I have always tried my best to create a Executive Director, nurturing environment that allows the student to be the best that they Scripps Performing Arts Academy can be,” said Executive Director Angela Amoroso. Toward that end, Angela has built a school founded on helping each student reach their maximum potential, at their own pace, without the pressure of competitions or recitals. we could have found such a way to ignite their “Our focus is on the individual and how they communicate as an artist,” explained Angela. interests in the arts.” “Unhealthy competition at an early age can be very damaging. A non-competitive environment “Our commitment is to each student no promotes cooperation and allows young people to become more self-aware.” matter what their goals may be, big or small,” With studios in Scripps Ranch, just west of Miramar Lake, and Carmel Valley, just off El Camino professed Angela. Check out the amazing Real, the Scripps Performing Arts Academy has two state-of-the-art facilities spanning over 10,000 opportunities available to artists of all ages at the square feet. Academy website, www.ScrippsPerformingArts. But the heart of the Academy is its staff. With a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1, classes are com, including pictures and videos of past focused and effective, with many students going on to pursue careers in dance. “Our faculty is performances, and information on their selected not only for their professional experience, but also for their love of children,” reported Angela. upcoming programs and charity events. ¢
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:::: COUNCIL CONNECTION
What’s New in
by MICHELLE O’CONNOR-RATCLIFF Special to 92129 Magazine
lthough summer is still sizzling along, your PQ Town Council’s new year has begun and we have exciting plans ahead. We’d like to share the details of a couple projects we’ve just completed. The Town Council has been awarded a sizeable grant from the City for 35 new Neighborhood Watch (NHW) sign kits. These signs are available and will be issued to our local NHW block captains. Many thanks to newly elected Town Council President, Darshana Patel, for writing the grant application and to City Council Member Sherri Lightner’s office for supporting the grant. Look for new signs coming to a lamppost near you! If you are interested in starting or reinvigorating a NHW group in your area, contact us at email@example.com. In other news, Phase One of the Council’s Utility Box Art Project is complete! Eight talented artists from Westview High School painted inspired boxes. Drive around and check them out. They are located along Camino Del Sur, between Torrey Meadows Dr. and Watson Ranch Rd. A big thank you to the SD Commission for Arts and Culture for the paint donation, to Westview’s art teacher Mr. Nacu, and to the following student artists without whom the project would not have taken flight: Clarissa Gutierrez: Shadow Monsters Kaelyn Harbison & Isabella Gallo: Bright Animals Nikki Bursted & Bennett Bird: Fragile Package Alexandra Surges: Oscar Wilde Andrew Goehring & Aaron Bartfeld: PacMan
Pending a new paint sponsor and interested artists, look for Phase 2 of the Utility Box Art Project coming this fall along Carmel Mountain Road from Mt. Carmel High School artists. Your PQ Town Council wants to hear from you. If you have questions, suggestions, or would like to volunteer, please contact us. We invite you to register for community email updates on the Council web site or follow us on Facebook. ¢
Get in touch with us!
www.rpcouncil.com P.O. Box 720783, San Diego, CA 92172-0783 (858)430-9449 Attend a meeting: 1st Thursday of every month, 7:00pm at the DoubleTree Hotel
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Lacrosse-tic: A Story of Champions
by KELLEY GUSICH
acrosse might prompt your average San Diegan to say, “Oh, that sport’s only big on the East Coast.” Say that again to the 70+ teams that participated in the SDCLA (San Diego County Lacrosse Association) Spring League 2012, and then say it louder to the 22 U15 (under 15) players who won the US Central/Regional Championships on June 10. They won’t hear you.
rlington, Texas was the travel destination for the All-Stars. The players represented all areas of the region including Chula Vista, Scripps Ranch, Poway, La Jolla, Rancho Peñasquitos, Escondido, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad and Del Mar.
oach Tom DeMaio led the championship team to victory in Texas and had much to shout about. “Wow. Our defense…what they accomplished was amazing. We had to be the only team without a handful of 6+ foot monsters roving the field and they proved heart and teamwork can overcome size on any day.”
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adical talent is showcased by the thousands of kids in the San Diego region playing at all levels – from peewee youth to varsity high school teams. The SDCLA league ranges from 5th to 8th grade. However… f the 80 who participated in two-day tryouts at Del Norte High School, only 22 were selected for the U15 San Diego Regional All-Star Team. The positions they filled included 8 midfielders, 5 attack, 1 FOGO (face off get off), 1 long stick midfielder and 2 goalies.
ome individual players rated a shout-out from Coach DeMaio: “This Defense was made up of a leader and solid anchor (Crew), a first year player (Broc), a 13-year-old attack man filling in (Nick), a Temecula nose for the ball LSM (Yordi), and a skilled and tenacious younger 8th grader who told me he has never played in a playoff game (Jake).”
trength, tenacity and dedication are the hallmarks of the SDCLA program for all of these middle school-age teams. SDCLA member Sean Ciemewicz raved, “The most exciting part of the team is actually having a group of kids from different parts of town [and] bringing those differences together to form relationships that will last for years to come.”
very member of the team loves the game, loves to compete at the game and works hard to better their skills,” Sean commented further. “The average San Diegan should definitely experience lacrosse!”
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rancho peñasquitos branch library hey kids, teens and adults... how’s your summer reading going? AUGUST teen lock-in Friday, Aug. 3 from 6 – 9 p.m. After-hours evening with movies, fun activities and food. Registration required. For ages 12 – 18.
Quartetto sorrento Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. Classical string quartet
Preschool craft time Wednesdays from 6 – 7 p.m. Have fun and create a cool craft
mobile stories Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Learn to create your own videos on an iPhone! Registration limited. For kids 9 – 18 years.
preschool storytime Thursdays from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. With Marilyn McPhee
SEPTEMBER story of kumeeyee Saturday, Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Storyteller will share the story of a Padre who lived among the Indian tribe in CA. Friends of the rancho peñasquitos library meeting Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 2 – 3 p.m. New members and vistors welcome literary book club Wednesday, Sept.19 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Book to be discussed: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Jaime Ford. New members and visitors always welcome. sat practice test Monday, Sept. 24 from 1 – 5 p.m. Results given on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m.
jed smith – mountain man Saturday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. Professional storyteller tells stories about the first white fur trader to blaze a trail overland into CA.
pacific crest trail Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. Stories from the hiking trail which runs from the Mexican border to Canada.
imagination run wild Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. Live animals!
ice cream social Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. Old fashion ice cream party for the Summer Reading Program finale.
chess club Mondays & Wednesdays thru Aug. 15 from 1 – 3 p.m. For all ages
friends of the rancho peñasquitos library meeting Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 2 – 3 p.m. New members and visitors welcome literary book club Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Book to be discussed: Divisadero by Michael Onadaatje. New members and visitors always welcome. Books available at the front desk for check out.
Drama workshop Mondays & Fridays thru Aug. 17 at 2:30 p.m. For 3rd – 5th graders homework help Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 – 6 p.m. Free homework help for all grades by volunteer tutors on a drop-in basis in the Children’s Area. poetry club Tuesdays thru Aug. 14 at 2:30 p.m. for 3rd – 5th graders
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neena’s medley Thursdays thru Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. Stories, music and drawing activities for K – 3rd graders Wii get crafty Thursdays from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Hatha yoga with kathleen Fridays from 1 – 2 p.m. zumba with azi Saturdays from 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. zumbatronics Thursday, Aug. 2 & 16 from 10:15 – 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept 6 & 20 from 10:15 – 11 a.m. Zumba dance class for children knitting/crochet circle Thursdays from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. chinese/english storytime Fridays at 9:45 a.m. Read stories, sing songs and rhymes in Chinese “Paws to read” (Grades k – 6) First and 3rd Fridays of each month from 4 – 5 p.m. Meet therapy dogs and read to them to improve reading skills. For more information visit www.SanDiegoLOAL.com. musical concert series Saturdays at 1 p.m. Local talent both young and adult showcase their musical abilities. If you have a musical talent that you wish to share, talk to the Children’s Librarian for more information.
rancho peñasquitos branch library 13330 Salmon river road San Diego, ca 92129 858-538-8159 www.rpfol.org
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92129 Magazine sits down with Mike Davison of the San Diego Soccer Club (PQYSA) to find out why the soccer fields are the place to be come A...