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Future Del Sur K-8 School New onsite school, and the first K-8 school in the Poway Unified School District join highly-rated Del Sur Elementary and Del Norte High School. Under construction. Opening Fall 2014.

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Batter up! Peñasquitos Girls Softball Association (PQGSA) has just wrapped up another wonderful spring season of softball and are gearing up for an exciting All-Star season. President, Lea Ann Trammer shares the ins and outs of the association as a whole, her goals for the program, why and how it has been such a coveted sport in the community and provides insight in to what to expect for the winterball season.


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Golf… Friends… and a Little Me Time! I keep a pretty full calendar. Between work, family time and our kids’ sporting activities, I tend to stay on the go without a whole lot of down time. People often ask me if I play golf. My typical reply is that I try to play golf, but it’s hard to find the time. To be honest, I am definitely no Phil Mickelson. Sure, I dust off the clubs, get out there and swing now and then, but my score card is not something to write about. However, there is one golfing event that I do look forward to participating in once a year – my son’s annual Little League golf tournament fundraiser. It’s not so much the golf that I look forward to. Instead, it’s the pure idea of getting together with close friends and family members to spend a day playing. An adult day. No work… No kids… No real sense of responsibility… Just a group of guys goofing off, cracking jokes, having good conversation and knocking a little white ball down the fairway – all for a good cause. There’s something to be said about taking a little personal time and clearing the mind. Combine that with good company surrounded by a little competitive sporting event, and you very well may find yourself amidst a great day. A day that is good for the soul. As we grow older and take on more responsibilities with work and family, it is all too easy to get caught up in the daily grind. The fact of the matter is that I actually love my daily grind. There’s not much that I would change. However, it’s these occasional days – the gift of setting aside some personal time – that puts everything in perspective and recharges the batteries. I plan to have more of these days, whether on the golf course or some other place. Spending time with friends and family… Laughing… Reflecting… Keeping things simple and appreciating life… I think we all need a little ‘me’ time now and then. Regards, Derrick Breaux, Publisher

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Publisher Derrick Breaux Editor Tara Pritchett Associate Editor Sarabeth McElhaney Creative Director Tyler McElhaney Director of Business Development Jessica Breaux Director of Interactive Marketing Michael Bielecki Senior Graphic Designer Katie Mott Graphic Designers Shamara Lane Mani Salazar Photography Zeena Gregg Photography Production Coordinators Heather Lockwood Sally O’Neill Contributing Writers Jennifer Frakes Kelley Gusich Wynne Love Kathy Loy Michelle Tremblay Linda Frabl Amy Lehrer Advertising Sales Brian Olow 858-207-6187 92129 Magazine is published locally six times per year by Susco Media Inc. (dba ZCode Media / ZCode Magazines). © 2013 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 website).

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The DNHS Class of 2013 is soaring into the future. Principal Mizel sends his congratulatory words to the class on how they persevered throughout their years as Nighthawks. Congrats, grads!

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Lynda Moses – membership chairwoman, marvelous volunteer, miraculous survivor.

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Andy Geib shares his passion for music with Oak Valley Middle School students.

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92130 Magazine touchdown! Torrey Pines Pop Warner Football and Cheer athletes and supporters are driven to win while competing with honor, practicing good sportsmanship and showing grace on the field in victory and defeat.

Taekwondo Prodigy Channah Zeitung, is ranked #1 in the United States for three separate Taekwondo titles and has been interviewed by Katie Couric – and she’s only four!

Play Ball! T. Pat Stubbs is passionate about Torrey Pines High School baseball. We speak with him about his role with the program, as well as the TPHS Foundation.

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92009 Magazine In full bloom The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® continue to showcase nature’s artistry. This time of year, the fields are eager to share their beauty, exciting opportunities and spectacular displays to visitors near and far.

92131 Magazine see you at the fair Jordyn, Jules and Skye are all geared up for the 14th Annual Community Fair that’s coming to town on May 19. The lineup of music, booths, vendors, food, fun and games are sure to make for an extra special day.

92024 Magazine making waves The Encinitas Branch Library has become quite an icon in the community since its opening in 2008. With an abundance of resources available and countless programs geared towards people of all ages, it is a place the community has come to know as a comfortable place to call home.

92064 Magazine dig in! The 7th Annual Poway Spirit Day was a huge success. The event brings community members of all ages together to complete beautification projects all over Poway – “The little city in the country.”

92128 Magazine the rbhs Class of 2013 The RBHS Class of 2013 has certainly left an impact. The future is bright for the Senior Class Broncos.

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Mt. Carmel High School Graduation

June 1 The Little Mermaid

Performed by Black Mountain Middle School (BMMS) Choir and Show Choir. Please bring lawnchairs. 7:40 – 8:40 p.m. | Lawnchair Theatre, BMMS Quad $5 donation

Mt. Carmel High School Prom

8 p.m. – 12 a.m. | San Diego Air & Space Museum

Followed by Mt. Carmel Grad Nite at Mt. Carmel High School. 5:30 p.m. | MCHS Stadium

Westview High School Graduation Followed by Westview Grad Nite at Westview High School. 3 p.m. | Westview Stadium

June 15

June 5

3rd Annual Terry Spencer Memorial Golf Tournament

World Environment Day

1 p.m. | Carmel Highland Golf Resort

June 7

June 16 Father’s Day

Mesa Verde Middle School 8th Grade Dance

June 23

5 p.m. | MVMS Gym

July 18 – 21 Comic-Con International San Diego Convention Center

July 24 PERC Presents: Insurance Assurance

Presented by Kaye Coates of United Policy Holders, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeowners pre-assess their insurance needs and recover after a catastrophic event. 6:30 – 7:50 p.m.

July – September San Diego Symphony Summer Pops Season Summer performances are held under the stars in downtown San Diego along San Diego Bay; fireworks occur on some nights.

5th Annual Rhythm & Vine 2013

June 8 – July 4 San Diego County Fair Del Mar Fairgrounds

June 8

A music and wine festival benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. Hosted by culinary superstar and judge on the hit ABC TV show “The Taste,” Brian Malarkey. 5 – 8 p.m. | Broadway Pier


June 29

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | BAE Systems

Fiesta de Vino 2013

eWaste Recycling Fundraiser

Benefits Mt. Carmel High School’s football program. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Mt. Carmel High School parking lot

June 9

3rd annual wine tasting and silent auction to benefit Gregg’s Goals. 4 – 7 p.m.

July 3

Flag Day Ceremony at Hilltop 2 p.m. | Hilltop Park 858-484-9453

June 11 PERC Presents: Neighborhood Watch

Learn how you can help your friends and neighbors in stressful times. Presented by Officer Susan Steffan, Public Affairs Officer for the San Diego Police Department. 6:30 – 7:50 p.m.

June 13

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 First of Ramadan begins at sundown

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

July 17 – Sept. 4

Mesa Verde Middle School 8th Grade Promotion

Del Mar Racing

9 a.m. | MVMS Field

7:30 – 10 p.m. | DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort – El Dorado Room

6:30 – 8 p.m. | Mount Carmel High School

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Fiesta

8:30 a.m. | BMMS Quad

Planning Board Meeting

4th of July Fireworks

July 13

Black Mountain Middle School 8th Grade Promotion

1st Wednesday of each month

Every Thursday

Fireworks begin at dusk. Westview High School

11 a.m. | Rolling Hills Park

Dynamic Speakers Toastmasters Club

Rancho Peñasquitos Annual Community Fireworks Show

7th Annual PQ-NE Action Group Neighborhood BBQ/Picnic

Every Wednesday

Live thoroughbred racing. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Mt. Carmel High School Family Support Group

1st Thursday of each month PQ Town Council Meeting

7 – 9:30 p.m. | DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort

2nd Thursday of each month Diamond Gateway Women’s Organization

7 p.m. | DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort – Sandpiper Room 858-538-8842

Saturdays 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. 1 – 3 p.m. | Hilltop Park 858-243-4030

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San Diego Youth Football Summer Passing League

Wolverine Skills & Drills Youth Football Camp

Incoming grades 7 – 8 | June 1, 8, 15 and 22

June 8 Rancho Peñasquitos Little League Year-End Picnic Canyonside Park

June 17 – July 19 Wolverine Boys Summer Basketball Camps Incoming freshmen June 17 – 20; June 24 – 27; July 2 – 3 | 3 – 5 p.m. Incoming grades 3 – 5 | July 8 – 12 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Incoming grades 6 – 8 | July 15 – 19 | 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Westview Gym

Incoming grades 3 – 8 | 6 – 8:15 p.m. Westview High School Stadium

July 8 – 11 Wolverine Girls Summer Basketball Camp Incoming grades 4 – 9 | 5 – 8 p.m. Westview High School Gymnasium

July 16 – 20 Wolverine Youth Football Pre-Season Conditioning Clinic Incoming grades K – 8 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Westview High School

June 17 – 27

July 22

Wolverine Summer Baseball Camps

Wolverine Youth Football and Cheer Season Begins

Ages 12 – 14 | June 17 – 20 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ages 7 – 14| June 24 – 27 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Westview Varsity Baseball Field

June 17 – July 25 Sundevils Competitive Basketball Summer Camps Boys incoming grades 4 – 8 June 17 – 28; July 8 – 26, July 8 – 11 Girls incoming grades 4 – 8 | June 18 – 27; July 9 – 25 Mt. Carmel High School

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Open Play Badminton

Multi-purpose room at Black Mountain Recreation Center 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Saturdays Yoga Class

Free class. Bring your own mat. Multi-purpose room at Canyonside Recreation Center 8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. 858-538-1073 or

PQ Skate Park

Open 7 days a week 10 a.m. – dusk For skateboarding, skates and rollerblades only. Rancho Peñasquitos Skate Park ranchopenskate.shtml

Adult Men’s Basketball League

Black Mountain Multi-Purpose Center Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5 – 10 p.m. | Wednesday and Friday 5 – 9:30 p.m. | Saturday 12 – 4 p.m.

North County Soccer Park

Indoor soccer leagues always starting for all ages.

Wednesdays The Bernardoettes


A friendly group of women golfers who play 18 holes of golf on Wednesday mornings at the Oaks North Golf Course. For more details about the Bernardoettes and a free round of golf, contact Lloyd Porter, Oaks North Head Professional, at 858-487-3021.

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Name: Age: Community: Profession:

Mary Osborne Andrews 52 Rancho Peñasquitos, near Mt. Carmel High School (MCHS) Owner, Andrews Performance Corporation and Professional Certified Business and Life Coach Family: Married to Michael Andrews for 30 years Three sons: Charlie (19), an incoming sophomore at Cal Poly SLO, studying architecture and construction management Mike (16), an incoming senior at MCHS and opinions editor for the Mt. Carmel Sun newspaper Malcolm (14), an incoming freshman at MCHS and avid basketball player

Coach Mary Andrews Helps Girls Succeed in Sports and in Life by wynne love | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography


ne benefit of living in a place that so many people like to call home is that it’s bound to attract some pretty spectacular individuals. Mary Andrews is one example. A Stanford graduate and incredibly accomplished athlete, she has lived in 92129 for the past 14 years, sharing her skills with its members and budding athletes. “I am the founding president of the Sundevils Competitive Basketball Club,” related Mary. As Director of the Girls Program and coach for some of the teams, Mary started the club in 2008 when the Poway district eliminated middle school sports, and is proud to have created a sustainable non-profit that prepares girls for high school sports. “I work with the other girls' coaches to ensure we are providing a progressive development plan for girls from 4th through 8th grades, and bridging them into high school club basketball,” explained Mary. The support she provides these students goes far beyond basketball. “My experience as an Olympian and three-time participant in the Olympic Trials very much inspired me to share lessons I had learned…,” shared Mary, “believing in the possibility, taking daily action and learning tenaciously along the way.”

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Mary shares that outlook in her day job as well. She works as a business and life coach and runs Andrews Performance Corporation with her husband, Michael. As Mary described, “Kids in sports learn how to analyze their performance, and give and get massive amounts of feedback on how they are doing, which is one of the keys to success in business and adult life.” And Mary likes to win. “My motto as a coach is ‘serious fun,’” declared Mary, “which includes a focus on precise skill development, effective teaming and winning basketball games – all of which contribute to the girls experiencing success and huge fun.” Given all the time Mary devotes to the club, she cherishes time with her family. “Beyond being a steward of the great game of basketball and loving my work, my life is centered around my partnership with my husband, both in marriage and in running our business, and includes the deliciousness of witnessing our three sons find their own niche and thrive in their lives.”  To find out more about Coach Mary and Sundevils Competitive Basketball, visit, or find them on Facebook.


by MICHELLE O’CONNOR-RATCLIFF Special to 92129 Magazine


ummer is just around the corner and, along with the weather, the PQ Town Council is warming up, ready to embark on a new term with vitality, fresh ideas and exciting vision. But before we get to that, we’d like to thank you all for making the 18th annual Fiesta de los Peñasquitos a huge success. On a potentially rainy Sunday afternoon, we still managed a great turnout. On that climate-challenged Fiesta Sunday, with record voter turnout, you elected the new Town Council representatives. The 2013 - 2014 elected Town Council Members are as follows: Adobe Bluffs: Jerry Bouck and Ralph Peters Canyon View: Michelle O’Connor-Ratcliff and Tom Zarzycki Deer Canyon: Alan Gin and Ramesses Surban Los Peñasquitos: Kristine Custodio and Bethann Jackson Park Village: Darshana Patel and Steven Tomich Rolling Hills: Zachary Tanton Sundance: Jim Hogan and Juliette Brockmann Sunset Hills: Lisa Mersereau and Melinda Vasquez The executive officers will be elected from amongst this group of energetic volunteers at the June Town Council meeting. At the July meeting additional community service devotees will be appointed to fill the Council’s remaining openings. Those whose names appeared on the Fiesta ballot will be the first appointed members, but if you were not on the ballot and are interested in an appointed slot on the Council, please contact us. It’s always a great time to get involved! The PQ5K, held the day before the Fiesta, was also a huge success this year. About 650 runners and walkers of all ages participated. Another 150 friends and family members joined in the fun at the finish line where we managed to consume 100 pounds of bacon, 45 gallons of orange juice and 2,100 pancakes! Many people took the free CPR class and donated blood to the San Diego Blood Bank. The firemen and fire truck tours were also a highlight. A huge thank you to the Peñasquitos California Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for co-hosting the event with us (and doing all the hard work). If you didn’t get a chance to pick up your Rancho Peñasquitos t-shirt at the Fiesta, you can still get one at any Town Council meeting and at upcoming community events like Flag Day at Hilltop Park (June 9) or the fireworks show at Westview High (July 3). Don’t miss out! They are beautiful and even come in ladies’ cut and kid sizes. All proceeds go to community service grants and scholarships, so divvy up your $10 and show some PQ pride! ¢

Get in touch with us! P.O. Box 720783, San Diego, CA 92172-0783 (858)430-9449 Attend a meeting: 1st Thursday of every month, 7:00p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel

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Owen Godfrey Uses his Autistic Talent Towards Amazing Basketball Skills! by linda frabl | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography


ven though Owen Godfrey is an autistic 18-year-old with limited speaking abilities, this Westview High School graduating senior can nonetheless communicate his great love of shooting hoops. Thankfully, one of Owen’s classroom aides happened to be Coach Kyle Smith from the school’s varsity basketball team. He was the one who not only noticed Owen’s amazing free throwing skills, but also encouraged him to be an assistant manager for the team. Owen’s mother, Nicola, exclaimed, “It was a life-changing experience – to be included, respected, loved and treated equally by his teammates and peers is the dream of all parents of kids on the autism spectrum.” As the assistant manager, Owen attended every practice and helped rack the balls, stack chairs and cheer on the team. He even earned himself a varsity letter for his managing assistance. Plus, at every home game, Owen took part in the half-time free throw contest and, as Nicola recounted, “He won every time! He rarely misses, even 3-pointers. It’s his autistic talent; he is a spatial and visual thinker.” He is also extremely tall – at 6’5”, “he is a gentle giant,” as Nicola happily described him.

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Owen Sean Godfrey 18 Westview High School Graduating Senior Mom, Nicola Bridges, Stepdad, Tony Oxley and Dad, John Godfrey Siblings: Jack Godfrey (19)

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This gentle giant, who shoots hoops for at least two hours every day, is also on a Poway Challenged League basketball team, which plays on Tuesday evenings. At one of these games, Owen made more hoop shots than a USD Torero player in front of the entire crowd. In addition to basketball, Owen also won a first place ribbon “It was a life-changing for playing goalie at a special experience – to be included, needs Olympic soccer event respected, loved and treated last fall. equally by his teammates and When not participating peers is the dream of all parents in basketball or soccer, of kids on the autism spectrum.” Owen loves dancing. He recently performed a - Owen Godfrey’s mother, Nicola routine at the Westview Annual Friendship Dance with his Best Buddies (the Best Buddies is a program that matches special needs students with their peers for friendship purposes). He also enjoys reading, completing jigsaw puzzles and word searches, watching movies, boogie boarding and hiking. You can even find Owen taking on odd jobs at his school like filing, sorting library books and helping in the cafeteria. After graduating, Owen plans to attend the transition program at Poway’s Abraxas Continuation High School. He will learn independent life skills and eventually start working at paid jobs in the community. Nicola is especially thankful for Owen’s solid high school foundation and proclaimed, “The amazing teachers, staff and students at Westview have such big hearts. They strive to support and promote equality and inclusion for everyone.” 

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Rancho Family YMCA’s 22nd Annual Ride Across California Ends with Celebration at Moonlight Beach


n March 31, Rancho Family YMCA’s Bike Club wrapped another successful Ride Across California (RAC) event culminating with 41 fifth-graders dipping their front tires in the ocean at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. A total of 280 miles were biked among family and friends, which started in Yuma, AZ, where bikers started with their back tire in the Colorado River and ended at Moonlight Beach. When they arrived at their destination, 200 people welcomed them home to celebrate with signs and noisemakers along Pacific Coast Highway and on the sidelines as they pedaled to the water’s edge. The 2013 RAC was organized by the staff of Rancho Family YMCA with the leadership and support of community volunteers. The annual ride, now in its 22nd year, aimed to show kids how proper training and planning can enable them to accomplish any goal they set. “Ride Across California is not just a learning and character building experience

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for kids. It’s also a bonding experience for their families,” said Mark A. Thompson, Executive Director, Rancho Family YMCA. “We are honored to have the opportunity to keep a program running that makes such an impact on the lives of children who participate. I would also like to thank all the volunteers and community members that helped organize this year’s ride, especially our lead volunteer, Gary Rossi.” The weeklong trip not only helped kids learn and understand the importance of planning and training when setting goals, but the kids also learned important tips and practices to use when cycling. Individuals who are interested in participating in next year’s ride can start by enrolling with the Rancho Family YMCA Bike Club in September. For more information on training rides, upcoming dates and supplies needed please contact Jesse Pazdernik at For more photos of Ride Across America, go to ¢

RAC 2013

• 75 fifth graders and their parents, siblings, alumni participated, for a total of 150 people • 280 miles were traveled, from Yuma, AZ to San Diego, CA • 225 broken tubes • 700 Capri Sun juice drinks and 40 loaves of bread were consumed

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has opened its second location in San Diego County. One|Stop fans and newbies, here is your opportunity to experience the organic and fresh vibes so often commented on by its patrons. One|Stop is no new kid on the block. Having first opened its doors in 2000, One|Stop has since grown to a 20,000 square foot showroom in Miramar. OSFP La Costa offers just as diverse a selection, in a more intimate setting, with a spotlight on patio, custom upholstery, one-of-a-kind imports and accessories. Indoors lines include: Stanley, Camerich, Four Hands, Tommy Bahama and Teodora Imports and outdoor lines like Seasonal Living, Patio Republic, Tuuci, Mallin and Telescope. ¢

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This Basketball-Loving Family of Five is Happy in 92129 by Michelle tremblay | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography


t was a mutual love for sports that initially brought Kevin and Thekla Keegan together. “Both of us were active volleyball players in community leagues and we were introduced through the network,” said Kevin. Today the couple’s passion for sports has been passed down to their three sons, Michael (15), Cade (13) and Joshua(11), who

play basketball, lacrosse, volleyball and surf. Kevin – who is vice president at a biotechnology company and an active volunteer with the American Heart Association, and Thekla – who is very involved with her church and the PTA, moved their family from the Bay Area to Rancho Peñasquitos in 2001, a move they

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have never regretted. “It’s truly a community and we wouldn’t want to live anywhere else,” offered Kevin. They settled into a house on Renato Street, where the annual Christmas Card Lane event takes place. “We love the community feel of our neighborhood during Christmas,” Kevin said. “Everyone is out, fire

Kevin (44), Thekla (49) Renato Street on Christmas Card Lane since 2001 Kevin – Boise, ID; Thekla – Molokai, HI Kevin – VP of Acute Care Business Unit, Alere; Thekla – Homemaker, Community/School Volunteer Children: Michael (15), 10th grade, Mt. Carmel High School Cade (13), 8th grade, Black Mountain Middle School Joshua (11), 5th grade, Sunset Hills Elementary School Pets: Gracie, a boxer

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pits lit, socializing and having fun together. Everyone knows each other and enjoys the season together.” The Keegans felt that the schools were an added bonus to living in 92129, and lately, they have been spending most of their time all of them. “[We have] three boys running around to multiple sporting practices and games every night,” described Kevin. “We spend loads of time at ‘The Mount’ (Mt. Carmel High School’s home basketball court). Basketball is a dominant force in our family.” Indeed it is. In addition to playing for fun (the boys have started shooting their own videos of all-star basketball shots, and the family actually paved their backyard to resemble a basketball court), Michael plays for the high school varsity basketball team at Mt. Carmel and Cade and Joshua play in the Sundevil Basketball Club. Kevin, who also plays in an adult league, has coached the Rancho Peñasquitos Basketball (RPB) organization for six years and has been on the board for the Sundevil Basketball Club for five years. Aside from basketball, the family loves to spend time at the beach. “Thekla was born and raised in Molokai, HI, so, of course, the ocean is a major part of our life,” stated Kevin. “All of us now surf at some level. This is our fun time and how we unwind from the stress of work, school and…basketball!” 

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Local Teen Inspires Peers as Online Radio Show Host


n many respects, Westview High School 9th grader, Matalyn Burgio, is a typical 14-year-old: She enjoys hanging out with her friends, singing and dancing to almost any kind of music and shopping. But, Matalyn is involved in a unique “extracurricular activity,” as she hosts a weekly online radio show, Kathryn the Grape’s Magical Hour, produced by Kidstar for Voice America Kids Radio. Kathryn Cloward, who created the Kathryn the Grape® children’s brand of resources, including the award-winning Affirmation Series of books and music, knew she needed a San Diego teen to serve as the radio show’s second season host. Matalyn was a perfect fit, and she’s done an admirable job sharing Kathryn the Grape’s positive messages by interviewing inspiring people, discussing important topics and answering questions from her international audience. “As we’ve worked to spread Kathryn the Grape’s messages, one of the most inspiring things that has happened for me is seeing how deeply affected children are by the themes we cover,” Kathryn said. “It’s been a joy to involve as many children as possible in Kathryn the Grape-related activities, and Matalyn in particular has been a fabulous brand ambassador as the Magical Hour’s host.” A New York native, Matalyn moved to San Diego with her mom five years ago. While she loves living in California, she looks forward to visiting family and friends on the East Coast at least once a year. Matalyn’s future plans include studying business in college and then attending Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco, where she hopes to own a restaurant or bakery someday. “The best part about hosting the show is all the incredible people I get to talk to every week; they’re all so inspiring,” Matalyn said. “They’ve taught me that if you work hard enough, you can make your dreams come true.” Through her interviews, Matalyn wants children to know they’re

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amazing and they can make a difference in the world. She’s focused on ensuring listeners realize they deserve happiness and success – and they can get there if they strive to be the best they can be. “Kathryn the Grape is the kind of person we should all strive to become,” Matalyn said. “She shows loving kindness through situations we all go through on a daily basis. All children need to understand that even as one person, they can make a difference, and they’re unique and special. I’m honored to spread that message through Kathryn the Grape’s Magical Hour.” The show can be heard every Wednesday at 12 p.m. PST on Voice America Kids. ¢

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ice Cream Ingredients

eggs cups white sugar cup brown sugar tablespoon flour tablespoons vanilla teaspoon almond extract or flavoring (adjust amount to find the taste you like) 1 quart half & half ½ pint heavy whipping cream 1 quart whole milk

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Directions 1. Beat eggs with an electric mixer until light in color. 2. Gradually add white and brown sugar until mixed well. 3. Beat in flour, vanilla and almond flavoring. 4. Stir in half & half, whipping cream and milk. Mix well. 5. Pour mixture into freezer and freeze according to manufacturers’ directions. 6. Scoop and enjoy. *Makes 1 gallon

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About the Chef

Name of Chef: Cindy Krask Age: 54 Family Members: Husband – Paul; Children – Taylor and Emily Community of Residence: Rancho Peñasquitos Hobbies/Interests: Cross stitching, reading and community activism Favorite Local Activity: Watching my kids play soccer. About the Recipe: This recipe was passed on to me by my mother who got it from her mother, who got it from a friend. It is the best homemade ice cream recipe I have ever tried. It is a family tradition to make homemade ice cream for all special occasions. As a child we used to take turns cranking the ice cream freezer as there weren’t many motorized ones around. We loved doing it! About the Chef: I was born and raised in a small town in Nebraska. I received my BS Degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1985 and lived in Iowa for five years before moving to California in 1991. Paul and I got married in 1997 and we have two children. Taylor is a sophomore at Mt. Carmel High School (MCHS) and Emily is a 6th grader at Black Mountain Middle School. I currently work full time as an office manager for an architectural firm. I served on the Rolling Hills PTA Board for seven years including two years as the president. I will be joining the MCHS PTSA this fall as their auditor. I am also a founding board member and president of the PQ-NE Action Group, a local 92129 community group. ¢

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3rd Annual Terry Spencer Memorial Golf Tournament June 15

The 3rd Annual Terry Spencer Memorial Golf Tournament is planned for Saturday, June 15 at the Carmel Highland Golf Resort to honor the longtime PQ resident and community volunteer, who passed away in February 2011 due to lung cancer. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the American Lung Association. The entire Spencer family – Terry, Colleen, Summer and Alec – have always been very active in community activities. Their involvement with Sunset Hills Elementary, Black Mountain Middle and Mt. Carmel has been influential and rewarding for all those who have had the opportunity to work with them. Terry and son, Alec – a member of the Mt. Carmel Varsity 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 858-538-4148 or

Big Brothers Big Sisters Needs Your Help

For the first time in the organization’s history, the 17 Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) agencies serving the state of California have joined together to launch an inaugural statewide male recruitment campaign calling for men to “Man Up” and fill the need for male role models for the boys of California. Big Brothers Big Sisters is experiencing a critical need for men to volunteer across the state. More than 70% of children waiting for mentors are boys, but less than four of every 10 new volunteers are men. Boys wait an average of 275 days before being matched with a Big Brother. The situation is more dire in San Diego with boys waiting an average of 18 months. To learn more, visit or sign up to volunteer at If now is not an ideal time for you to volunteer, but you want to make a difference, please consider sponsoring a Big and Little match and donating at www.SDBigs. org. BBBS is a free program to all children who enroll. BBBS is supported almost entirely through private donations and other fundraising activities to support the costs associated with recruiting, screening, matching and fully supporting a successful, safe match.

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Local Troops and MCAS Food Locker Join Hands to Scout for Food

Every spring, the Boy Scouts of America hosts a nationwide food drive called “Scouting for Food.” Regional Councils and individual Scout Troops collect food from their communities and donate them to one of several national organizations or to local groups. This year, Troop 648 of Rancho Peñasquitos collected over 625 pounds of food and elected to donate it to military families at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar’s “Food Locker” located on base. The Food Locker is graciously run by The Navy Wives Clubs of America. Troop 648 pitted each of its eight patrols against one another to see who could collect the most food, with the prize being a steak dinner cooked by the adults at their next campout. Of course, the real winners were the deserving military families who were able to benefit from the extensive donations.

Scouts Column

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts USA is the world’s premiere leadership organization for girls. It provides an accepting, nurturing environment where girls can cultivate lifelong friendships, serve their communities and grow through new and exciting experiences. Because there are many ways to participate, a girl can take part regardless of her schedule or activity preferences. Girl Scouts offers a full range of camps, events, virtual programs and travel opportunities for girls to experience independently or within a troop. For more information, please contact Joselyn Poggi at The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Since 1910, The Boy Scouts of America has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. Boy Scouts offer everything from Day Camps to Resident Camps, along with leadership opportunities. For more information, please contact Erica Audette at

Velonutz Cycling Club

A new club called Velonutz is breaking into the cycling scene in 92129. The club meets at Peet’s Coffee Shop on Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. The road bike enthusiasts come together to mix fun, fitness and a donut stop together for their relaxing morning rides. They encourage you to bring your sense of humor along for the ride! For more information on Velonutz, visit

Velonutz (from left to right): Ruben Gavieres, Tony Chen, Dave McWeeny, Patrick Pacumio, Hermie Banaga, Al Tacloban, Irwin Hom, Dervin Ferrer, Allan Nuguid, Diane DeSequera, JE DeSequera, Sue Torke, Adam Moore, Manny Adriano, Mike Nepomuceno

Classroom of the Future Foundation Honors PQ Resident

Classroom of the Future Foundation presented Rancho Peñasquitos resident Mary Kraus the 2013 Innovation in Education Award at the 10th Annual Innovation in Education Award ceremony held in May. The award recognizes local educators for their ongoing use of innovative learning programs that foster student engagement and achievement. As the project specialist for the online and blended learning department at the San Diego County Office of Education, Krauss is noted as a pioneer for innovative learning practices. Throughout her teaching and administrative career spanning more than 30 years, Krauss has made technology integration a priority. She has collaborated with the Classroom of the Future Foundation for the past 12 years and played an integral role in the development of the USS Midway Museum’s interactive program. Additionally, she received the 2007 California Outstanding History - Social Science Middle School Teacher of the Year Award and the 2011 Ed Tech Digest’s Leadership Award. For more information on Classroom of the Future Foundation and its programs, visit

Miss Poway Scholarship Pageant 2013 Results

34 young ladies recently competed in the Miss Poway Scholarship pageant that was attended by over 600 friends and family members of the contestants as well as visiting royal courts from cities all over San Diego. Poway City Council member Jim Cunningham was, once again, the emcee. Pageant Director, Sharon Gruber extends her thanks to her dedicated staff, Laura Hernandez, Joy Landers, Alex Parra and Monica Cusey, the 2012 Miss Poway Court, NJROTC Westview and ROTC San Diego as well as many others who contributed to the event. Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Miss Poway and Miss Teen Poway Scholarship Pageant: Miss Poway – Jackie Foster Miss Poway 1st Princess – Stacy Luu Miss Poway 2nd Princess – Ashley Matz Miss Poway 3rd Princess – Kayla Hoppe Miss Teen Poway – Kelly Cota Miss Teen Poway 1st Princess – Alondra Colon Miss Teen Poway 2nd Princess – Esther Ryu Miss Teen Poway 3rd Princess – Lily Howe

Westview Student Wins 2013 Concerto Competition

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory has announced the winners of its 2013 Concerto Competition Finals. Jasmine Wang, a junior at Westview High School, is this year’s winner of SDYS Symphony Orchestra / Philharmonia Concerto Competition 2013, sponsored by Advocates for Classical Music. Jasmine’s breathtaking performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major has won her the honor of performing the concerto at SDYS’ Ovation Concert, to be held on June 9 at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Since 2007, she has been studying violin with Michael and Irina Tseitlin, professors at the California Institute of Music. A member of the San Diego Youth Symphony since 2010, Jasmine currently holds the Maurice Kawashima Associate Concert Master Chair Scholarship, awarded to the second violin in SDYS’ Symphony Orchestra. Aspiring young musicians wanting to join a symphony can register to audition at, where tickets to SDYS’ Ovation Concert can be purchased as well.

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Will Benefit Gregg’s Goals

On June 29, Gregg’s Goals, a local non-profit, will host its 3rd Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction at the home of Dennis and Maryanne Garon of Escondido. This year’s event has been named Fiesta de Vino, and features wines from California, Spain, Argentina and Chile. The event is a contest with prizes to the best taster, door prizes and an afternoon of fun. Food will also be served, including appetizers, a taco dinner and dessert. The organization has received over 10 scholarship applicants this year, and hopes to award as many as possible. Donations are always appreciated – both cash and items for the silent auction. Gregg’s Goals was founded after Gregg Garon died unexpectedly on March 17, 2005. Alumni of Los Peñasquitos and Sunset Hills Elementary, Black Mountain Middle School and Mt. Carmel High School (MCHS), Gregg played, coached and watched his sons participate in soccer leagues across Rancho Peñasquitos and Poway. Complete information on the event in Gregg’s honor, can be found online at

Local Foundations Award Nearly $100,000

The William R. Gumpert Foundation renewed its support for local literacy organization Words Alive in 2013. This is the sixth grant the organization has received from the Foundation in as many years. “We’re proud to have a phenomenal community partner like Gumpert Foundation. Their investment in our mission has allowed for continued, sustainable growth in our programs, and more importantly, our impact,” said Patrick Stewart, Executive Director of Words Alive. With this year’s $88,000 grant, Words Alive will continue its work to close the gap in interest, access and achievement in reading and literacy opportunities that many times exists for at risk and low income children, youth and families. The mission of Words Alive is to open opportunities for life success by inspiring a commitment to reading. Through Early Childhood Services, Teen Services and Community Programs, Words Alive serves 1,400 children, youth and families in San Diego County each month. Another local group, The Boys and Girls Foundation, awarded a $5,000 grant in March to Words Alive to support the organization’s Adolescent Book Groups. With these significant investments, the Gumpert Foundation and Boys and Girls Foundation partner in the Words Alive’s mission to dramatically reduce illiteracy in the San Diego community through the use of vital, innovative programs and partnerships that reach out to the County’s most underserved populations.

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1. Amanda and Angela Zhou and their team were excited when they heard their scores at the 2013 US Synchronized Skating National Championships 2. Jacob welcoming spring at the beautiful Carlsbad Flower Fields 3. Rancho Peñasquitos boys 5th grade rockets basketball team wins the championship to end an undefeated 13-0 season 4. Joining the Lao community of San Diego celebrating the New Year are Chief of Police, William Lansdowne, Asst. Chief Cesar Solis, Sgt. Cynthia Hanna and Phet Guiney 5. Rancho Peñasquitos Girl Scout Michaela Fischer, 11, earned a free trip to camp by selling over 525 boxes of Girl Scout cookies — 807 in all 6. In his first varsity start, Zachary Martirano pitched a no-hitter in a 9-0 victory over Mar Vista in the Bully’s East Tournament 7. Westview’s Color Guard stands tall as Commander Abe Thompson sings the National Anthem 8. Survivor goody bags were a big hit for Relay for Life participants 9. Tonya Pan, the 2013 Hero of Hope 10. Remember to register for the 3rd Annual Terry Spencer Memorial Golf Tournament that is on Sept. 2




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WESTVIEW FASHION CLUB WOWS GUESTS! Photos by Zeena Gregg Photography


estview Fashion Club presented their “Vogue” fashion show in early May. The entire show consisted of clothing that was designed, styled and modeled by students at Westview. The student-run production held in the Westview theater showcased the latest trends while attendees were able to enjoy the show and live music. President of the club, Alexis Miranda and Co-President, Courtney Perkins were honored to be able to work hand in hand with so many supporters of the event to make it such a success. ¢

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Reinventing the

Plain White TEE by SARABETH McELHANEY | photos by Tyler McElhaney

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“Viva Merch prides itself on being a locally based company that provides a service to the communities and families around us. We strive to make the process as simple as possible.” Local print shop provides

~Nick Martin, Director of Operations

stress-free, inexpensive merchandise for schools, businesses, sports organizations and more.


he world of custom shirts and apparel is a dark and scary place. Vectorized artwork? Color separation? Screen fees?! Don’t worry, there’s a new shop in town that is bringing a new attitude to an otherwise confusing process. Viva Merch, based in Rancho Bernardo, can provide your business, organization, school or event with professional, high-quality shirts for less than you might expect. But that’s not all, as the shop includes an in-house design team who can turn your creative vision into a reality. Director of Operations Nick Martin related, “Viva Merch prides itself on being a locally based company that provides a service to the communities and families around us. We strive to make the process as simple as possible.” And with clients like Cream Clothing, Conditions, Monterey Ridge Elementary School, Mother Earth Brew Co., Rancho Peñasquitos Town Council, Urge American Gastropub, Westview Lacrosse and Willow Grove Elementary School, Viva Merch has proven to be a perfect fit for a wide range of clients from North County San Diego all the way to Australia. Nick was introduced to the screen printing world over 10 years ago. Taking a break to tour

at a glance and travel the world in various musical groups, Nick became dependent on merchandise sales to make a living. He explained, “My experience is double-sided; one, being the producer of merchandise goods, with the other side actually being the customer purchasing and selling the merchandise for profit. My experience extends out to our customers on many different levels so they can fully take advantage of promoting their business, school, brand or band effectively.” Items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, sweatpants, polo shirts, V-necks, baseball tees, athletic wear and more are available to adorn your visions and designs onto. The shop also has the means to produce posters, stickers, business cards and banners. Nick assured, “If you have an idea, we can make it happen.” ¢

Director of Operations: Nick Martin Website: Email: Phone: 858-208-0255 Description of Business: Local silk screening/ screen printing shop for businesses, schools, brands and bands with an in-house graphic design team.

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photos by Zeena Gregg Photography

PQ Girls Softball Association Mission Statement Full Name: Peñasquitos Girls Softball Association Year of Establishment:1987 Email: Website: Board Meetings: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at Canyonside Rec Center

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The PQGSA is dedicated to the development of maturity and the achievement of success through a program of action for our girls. The building of character and molding of personality transcends the acquisition of athletic skills or the winning of games. The primary concern of PQGSA is to help prepare today’s girls for active leadership roles as the citizens of tomorrow.

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et your pens, pencils and scorecards ready - it’s Softball All-Star season! Peñasquitos Girls Softball Association (PQGSA) is focused on having fun while developing recreational players into competition level athletes. The goal of introducing new players to the game of softball is also a highlight PQGSA prides itself on. Local girls ages five to 14 are taught the importance of working together as a team to accomplish goals through

hard work, confidence and sportsmanship. Whether the players remain at the recreational level or go on to play on travel, high school or college teams, they learn lessons that will help them throughout their lives. There is a clear commitment to providing excellent training during every season of league play. As the spring recreational season has wrapped up, the association is gearing up for an exciting All-Star season that will lead in to a highly anticipated winterball program. If you ask any of these girls if they’re fired up, they will likely reply, “YES,

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with League President,

Lea Ann Trammer

Describe the typical winter ball softball season The season is more of a hybrid of the Spring Rec season and All-Stars. Girls play by All-Star rules with an emphasis on competitive play. Girls practice one day per week and play a double-header games on Sundays. The season goes from mid-August until the beginning of November. Games are played against other leagues and teams play at Canyonside or travel to other parks in North San Diego. Unlike All-Stars, Winterball is open to all players. Previously, our Winterball program was by invitation only, but it was important to me to open the game up to include every girl who wishes to play. We were able to do that this past season and it was a great success. In my opinion, the more girls who are out on the fields playing, the better. And Winterball allows girls who may not make an All-Star team the chance to have an All-Star type experience without the intensive time and financial commitment. Softball is similar to baseball in that the more you practice and play, the better you become. For those girls who just love the game and want to keep improving, our Winterball program is a great opportunity.

The All-Star season is currently underway. Tell us about this season and how a girl becomes part of an All-Star team.

What is the history behind PQ Girls Softball Association (PQGSA)? Peñasquitos Girls Softball Association is a Youth Recreational “B” level girls fast pitch softball organization. PQGSA was founded more than 20 years ago. Our primary season is the spring recreational season. We also have a winterball program and a summer All-Star season. Our All-Star teams have a long history of excellence. We typically field two teams for each age division, sometimes three. Our gold level team is known as PQ Lightning. PQ Lightning Team Accomplishments: 3 National Championships 4 National finalists 17 Top 5 finishes 25 Top 10 finishes 28 Teams sent to ASA Western Nationals since 1992

Describe the basics of the typical spring softball season. The season begins with practices on Feb. 1. Teams have three softball activities per week between practices and games. We also offer several clinics during the season to help with pitching and catching, and we have some special activities such as ASA Softball day at Petco Park. The emphasis on Rec Ball is to teach softball and develop players and have as much fun as possible while doing it. The recreational season games last until the end of April or beginning of May depending on the calendar.

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All-Stars is completely separate season from the Rec season. Games begin in late May and can continue until the first week of August. Rec season managers will recommend or nominate the top few players from each team to participate in a try-out. The All-Star manager in each age division holds a tryout for this group of players. The manager then selects the 12 girls to represent PQ Softball and play for the PQ Lightning team. Girls who do not make the Lightning team will then have a chance to be selected for the Thunder and Bolts teams. Not all girls will make a team, but it’s important for them to know that they were exceptional players to have been nominated for the try-out. Our All-Star teams play in several tournaments during the summer both in the San Diego area and in LA and Orange Counties. Our Lightning teams play in the North San Diego District Tournament in June. If they do well, they will advance to the Socal ASA States Tournament in Lancaster. If they win at States they will advance to the ASA Western National Tournament, which is held in different locations, usually out of state. Each age division plays in a different location at Nationals.

What sets the PQGSA program apart from other recreational girls’ softball leagues? Our winning tradition. We are a highly competitive league, but we are open to girls of all abilities. Our coaches know that the best way to win is to make sure that all girls are able to contribute to the team. Our coaches are always willing to go the extra mile and help all of the girls. We are also like one big family. At any given game, at any age level, you will see girls and parents from other teams and age groups watching and cheering on other teams. Once girls play on a team together, they continue to support each other even when they are on different teams. There is a strong sense of community and family with our players and families.

What should a player and her family expect as participants of the Association? Players and families should expect to be welcomed as family, not matter where they live or what their softball ability. We are here as

2013 Winter Ball Registration Opens Aug. 1 Games begin in September and run through October or November.

2013 Spring Season # of players: 300 # of teams: 23 # of coaches: 100 # of volunteers: 100+ Age range: 5 – 14 years old

2012 Winter Ball Season

# of players: 100+ # of teams: 7 # of coaches: 30 Age range: 7 – 14

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a service to the girls in our community and beyond. We are a place where girls can come and enjoy showcasing their athletic abilities and still be girls. We know that the most important part of sports for girls is the social interaction. Girls are able to enjoy being a part of a team, having fun with singing cheers and wearing hair bows and still be able to compete as the athletes they are.

What are the fees involved? Is there a fundraising fee upon registration? What does this entail? Our fees are very competitive for recreational sports. Our T-Ball program is only $25 to play. The other age groups are $130. Winterball registration is $95 for all age groups. (There is no T-Ball division in Winterball.) The All-Star teams typically run about $400, plus travel costs. There are no individual fundraisers required for Rec or Winterball. We supplement the cost of playing with corporate sponsors and we host the PQ Memorial Day Classic All-Star tournament each year which is our biggest fundraiser. Families who participate in the All-Star program are required to volunteer during the tournament.

What is your role as President and how did you and your family get involved?

2013 Board of Directors President and Rookies 10U Division Coordinator Vice President and Mini Minors 12U Division Coordinator Player Agent and Registration Secretary Treasurer and All-Star Coordinator Minors 14U Division Coordinator Mini-Rookies 8U Division Coordinator T-Ball 6U Division Coordinator Equipment and Fields League Book Pictures Rec Council Rep and Umpires Scorekeeper and Winterball Coordinator Special Events Coordinator Trophies Uniforms Webmaster / Publicity

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Lea Ann Trammer Mark Macias Brent Smith Ron Cole Scott Ward Lori Hetzel Doug Tracy Ann Hartman Mark Catrambone Becky Boyd Dennis Braunreiter Steve Mauch Brian Murphy Lindsy Riches Kathy McDermott Christina Vicinanza Tim Severson

When I moved to Rancho Peñasquitos six years ago, my daughter was five years old and I knew I wanted to sign her up to play softball. I found PQ Softball on the internet. I played college softball at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA. I knew when my daughter was born that I wanted to share my love of the game with her. I wanted to take all of the positive elements of when I played and try to minimize or eliminate the negative things that I experienced. After watching her play T-Ball and seeing that she loved softball like me, I knew that I had a lot to offer the league so I stepped up and volunteered. I became a manager, joined the board as the webmaster and eventually volunteered as the president.

2013 All-Star Tournament Schedule May 31 – June 2, Thousand Oaks WAGS Summer Slam June 7 – 9, Santee Bring on the Heat Tournament June 14 – 16, Fountain Valley Summer Classic June 21 – 23, ASA North San Diego District Championship or June 22 – 24, UC Del Sol Tournament Del Sol June 28 – 30, Escondido Freedom Tournament July 5 – 7, ASA State Championships in Lancaster (if qualify) July 30 – Aug. 4, ASA Western National Championships (if qualify)

As the president, in addition to administrative tasks, I really like to focus on walking the fields, watching games and listening to parents. I have tried to take the complaints I hear the most and make changes to keep the league improving. Our main goal is to teach the girls of PQ the game of softball and to make sure they have fun.

What is your number one goal as the president of PQGSA? My main goal is to instill the love of the game that I have into each and every girl in PQ.

What is the most rewarding thing about being your role? The most challenging? Seeing the smiles on the girls faces as they play the game. I love pulling into Canyonside on a Saturday morning seeing games being played on all of the fields. The hardest part has been giving up managing a team so I could focus on the league as a whole. I volunteered so I could work with the girls and make sure they have a positive experience. I’m just doing it at a different level now.

If you could grant the Association one wish, what would that be? I would have every girl in PQ ages five to 14 play for PQGSA.

Since PQGSA is a not for profit organization, how do you go about receiving necessary funds to keep everything running? Each team in the Spring Recreational season secures a corporate sponsor which helps to keep the cost of playing down. Our big fundraiser each year is hosting the PQ Memorial Day Classic All-Star Tournament. This year we hosted 65 teams from 10 different leagues at Canyonside over Memorial Day weekend. It’s a tremendous amount of work but it is also a great time.

Tell us about the volunteers who allow for the Association to be so successful. How does one go about volunteering their time? Do you have specific volunteer openings that need to be filled? Our organization is run 100% by volunteers. It takes hundreds of volunteers to keep our girls on the fields playing ball. Each team needs at least four volunteers, a manager, coach, team parent and scorekeeper. In addition, we have volunteers who coordinate schedules, registration, our Winterball and All-Star programs, special events, fields, equipment and many others. I am lucky in that I have had the best help with all of our volunteers. I am very grateful to all of the coaching staffs, board members and other families who have

stepped up and helped with everything from raking and prepping fields, painting benches and backstops all the way to the parents who work directly with the girls at every game. We are always looking for more volunteers to help with our organization. We are in the process now of seeking our board members for the next year. Anyone interested in volunteering can go to our website to read job descriptions and send an email to president@ letting us know you are interested in helping out.

Have you had any of your players go on to play in college level? If so, explain. There are too many to list! As far as current college players, here are some. It is pretty special to be able to turn on the TV and watch our PQ girls playing softball at the national level: Lauren Gellerman – Ohio Alix Johnson – Arizona State (NCAA AllAmerican) Kellie Fox – Arizona Sasha Marguilies – Ball State Shannon Tillet – Miami of Ohio Monique Portugal – UCSD Maggie Doremus – Oregon State Vanessa Currie – Sonoma State Regina Norris – Drury ¢

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Hustle & Bustle A Day in the Life of County Supervisor Dave Roberts by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Spark Photography

Name: Age: Community: Profession: Family:

Dave Roberts 52 Solana Beach County Supervisor Partner: Wally Children: Robert (17), Alex (12), Julian (9), Joe (5) and Natalee (4)


or County Supervisor Dave Roberts, there’s never a dull moment in the day. “Our house really bustles at 6 a.m. as we get our five kids ready for their day and have breakfast together. I drop off our two oldest children at school and then head to my office at the county building or to meetings in the district,” revealed Dave, who can often be seen having one-on-one coffees with his constituents. Dave represents the Third District which runs from University City through Encinitas on the coast and from Grantville to Escondido on the I-15 corridor and includes almost all areas in between. As a county supervisor, Dave enjoys being involved in the public process. “I am passionate about preserving and protecting our fragile environment and working on solar and other energy initiatives. Another goal I share with all of my colleagues is keeping the county fiscally solvent while continuing to deliver the best possible services to the public,” related Dave. He began his career as a public servant as a volunteer and advocate for the Solana Beach Branch Library and served two terms on the Solana Beach City Council. According to Dave, public

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service runs in his family: His mother formerly worked for United States Senator Prescott Bush (the father and grandfather of two presidents) and his father is a retired state government parks and forestry executive. Family is a huge part of Dave’s life. He and his partner, Wally, adopted their five children from the County of San Diego’s foster care to adoption program, a program that Dave is passionate about. Dave enjoys spending time with Wally and their children and taking advantage of all San Diego has to offer. “We love to do things together as a family like hiking with our dog at the San Dieguito River Park. It is a tremendous privilege to live in such a beautiful place with great parks, schools and involved residents who care about making their communities better,” stated Dave, who also shared that he and his family live in the former home of late American music icon Patti Page. Whether Dave is out and about with his family, enjoying one of the many cultural events in San Diego or grabbing a cup of coffee between meetings, he encourages everyone to come up and say hello. “I really like to meet people. I love that part of the job,” said Dave. 

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This summer, navigate your way up and down the California coastline


coastal photo by Mani Salazar

his summer could lend to some wonderful excursions that are really just a road trip away – pretty much right in your own backyard. Challenge yourself to see how many California Adventures by Letter you have completed and then make a list of the ones you want to put on your agenda for this summer. Be sure to send us photos! Photos can be sent to


ppreciate the museums Balboa Park has to offer.


ollywood Bowl, one of the largest

outdoor amphitheaters in the United

States, invites you to take in the sounds

e a tourist at the California State

throughout their Summer Concert Series.

limb Mt. Whitney, the highest summit


Capitol Building in Sacramento.

in the contiguous United States with

an elevation of 14,505 feet.


rive the 17-Mile Drive of coastal paradise and stay for a while

in Monterey.


xperience old fashioned fun at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

ind seashells while walking along our

local beaches. Make a summer 2013

seashell collection jar.


o 282 feet below sea level by visiting Badwater Basin, the lowest point in

the Western Hemisphere.

t’s not just for the kids. Take a turn

going down the waterslide or hopping

off a diving board this summer.


ourney back in time and enjoy the authentic experience of staying

aboard The Queen Mary, a one-of-a-kind 1930s transatlantic ocean liner docked in Long Beach.


ick up your feet and relax while being completely unplugged.

ake Tahoe is the largest

freshwater lake of the Sierra’s.

Go make a splash.


ake an appointment for surf

lessons at a local beach and keep

the appointment.

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avigate your way in a kayak through

in Mission Bay.

Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival.


rder a sensational breakfast while


the La Jolla Caves or on a sailboat

dining on the patio at “The Cottage,”

one of La Jolla’s famed restaurants.


op up a tent in your own backyard for a “Backyard Campout.”

uickly put your bathing suit on and head to the beach to catch some

waves & rays. Don't forget the sunscreen!


ide the Santa Monica Pier Carousel that dates back to 1922.

nap some photos of the sea

elephants after visiting Hearst Castle


ltimate summer food fair can be

had the last week of July at the 35th

iew Laguna Beach’s famous

Pageant of the Masters that runs

July through the end of August.


ine taste your way through

Temecula, Paso Robles and Napa

Valley. Keep a log of your favorites.


M Satellite Radio has well-priced subscriptions this summer. Join

today to keep up on music, news, sports and entertainment during your road trip.


ell and scream while riding on one of Six Flags Magic Mountain’s 17

and San Simeon Beach.

roller coasters.



ake the Palm Springs Aerial

Tramway for a one-of-a-kind


ip-line down Big Bear Mountain on

one of their runs or, even closer – at

the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Fun! Fiesta


or the third year in a row, 92129 Magazine had the privilege of being the lead sponsor for the annual Fiesta de los Peñasquitos. The 18th annual event that drew almost 20,000 people was certainly an exciting, fun-filled day. The incredible and unique car show, cuisine that the food trucks stirred up, awesome rides in the kids zone, informational booths to keep community members in the know and, of course, all the smells and tastes of fair food were highlights of the Fiesta. The shows put on by local talent were impressive and, with record turnout, the community elected their new Town Council representatives. The rain managed to hold off until the latter part of the day so the community could relish in the hard work the PQ Town Council worked on to make the event better than ever. Be sure to share your photos from the day with us by sending them to ¢

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Grass Roots


Pam Logemann Gives a Voice to Her PQ Neighborhood by linda frabl | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography


rom her grass roots upbringing in Ojai, CA to her current grass roots activism for her neighborhood of The Glens, Pam Logemann isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves to get a job done. Growing up on a farm, Pam learned early on how to raise goats, lambs and horses for sustenance. Her disciplined childhood involved milking goats at both 4:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., which provided milk, yogurt and cheese for her family. Pam is now harnessing her healthy homegrown industriousness to improve her beloved town of Rancho Peñasquitos. Having moved to PQ in the late 1980s with her husband shortly after graduating from Cal Poly, Pam said that even though the couple didn’t have children at the time, “we knew we wanted to raise children in a close-knit, ‘country-like’ atmosphere with good schools.” When her first-born child attended kindergarten at Rolling Hills Elementary School, Pam began helping out in the classroom. Soon after, she was recruited to the PTA Executive Board as Vice President of Ways & Means. Pam recalled, “It changed my life and started my passion for volunteering in my community.” The following year, Pam became the PTA president, and saw firsthand just how dire the school funding situation was. She admitted, “I had no idea the school no longer provided art, music or PE due to budget cuts. We discussed how we could raise money for these programs, and the Rolling Hills Elementary Foundation was born.” Pam remained on the executive board of the PTA and Foundation until her son graduated from the school in 2009. While involved with the PTA, Pam co-founded the PQ-NE Action Group (, a non-profit organization that benefits the neighborhoods of The Glens and The Villages. Pam stated, “We started our grass roots activism and education for our neighbors, so they would have a voice about any development plans and safety issues in our neighborhood. We have been able to come together for a common purpose and make changes that promote a better life for all our neighbors.” A CFO for BioImaging Solutions, Inc., Pam spends her free time dining at Sushi Hana, boating at the local lakes, watching the Chargers, attending her son’s cello concerts, and enjoying her daughter’s volleyball matches and her son’s lacrosse games. She also enjoys shopping at Albertson’s with her family because, she exclaimed, “it is where we see all our neighbors to catch up on what’s new in the neighborhood!” 

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Name: Age: Community: Volunteer Affiliation: Occupation: Hobbies:

Pam Logemann 50 North Rancho Peñasquitos PQ-NE Action Group CFO/Sales & Marketing for BioImaging Solutions, Inc. Husband – Rick (of 25 years), Children – Katrina* (18), Kris (14) *Katrina recently signed her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for Caldwell College (Division II) in New Jersey.

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coping and creating delicious gluten-free recipes, “As doctors start to understand that many diseases are associated with food allergies (over 240 currently Diana started 2Good2B Bakery Café with a partner and fellow sufferer (of Celiac disease). Now she is associated with gluten alone), the number of people growing the business and its scope. that seek gluten-free foods is increasing,” asserted Diana Benedek, PhD, owner of 2Good2B Bakery & Café in Name of Business: 2Good2B Bakery and Café Encinitas. And she Owner: Diana Benedek should know. Years in Position: 2.5 years With a degree Year of Establishment: 2010 in Microbiology and Immunology, Dr. Diana Address: 204N El Camino Real, Suite H, Encinitas, CA, 92067 understands better Website: than most the effects Email Contact: of food on the body, Phone: 760-942-4663 and as one who suffers Description of Business: A dedicated gluten, corn and soy-free bakery and from fibromyalgia, she café that thrives to offer delicious food in a safe environment for people with food knows first-hand how allergies and everyone else that loves healthy pure food as we are also corn-syrup debilitating those effects free and GMO free. can be. After years of


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“More and more scientists are demonstrating that only removing gluten from your diet is not enough to cure most people from their illness,” urged Diana. “In my case, my fibromyalgia was 60% better by removing gluten alone, but I only got to play tennis again and enjoy life when I found out that I was also allergic to corn and soy. I like to call 2Good2B my safe haven as this is the only place (other than in my own kitchen) where I can eat without the worries of getting sick.” The result is a dedicated bakery and café full of foods free of gluten, corn, soy, peanuts, corn-syrup, and GMO, so there is no chance of cross-contamination. “We offer many dairy free selections and keep on-top of the food allergy research and adapt our menus as we learn more,” Diana stated proudly. “We have many items that are non-existent in the gluten-free world: quiches, pot pies, make your own pizza, make your own sandwich and salad, cinnamon rolls and lemon bars, but our cupcakes remain our best sellers.”

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2Good2B has won the 3rd annual Gluten Free Awards, the best and most surprising gluten cake from the Bridal Bazar, Encinitas Patch’s best breakfast place for 2012, and Ranch and Coast’s best 2013 gluten free offerings, proving, as Diana puts it, “You can take away gluten, corn, soy and even dairy from some recipes and be even better, lighter and definitively healthier than other foods as you are mostly eating brown rice, I like to say we do not serve empty calories!” With many customers who are not even gluten-free, Diana is now stocking her products in stores like Stumps and Kiel’s, offering homedelivery and health seminars, and looking into franchising as she furthers her mission “to inform and teach people about food allergies and provide delicious gluten-free food.”  SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENT

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eople are becoming energy-efficient. From solar panels to electric cars, to changing out light bulbs and windows – it’s all around us. There’s opportunities everywhere to be part of this change of lifestyle upgrade that is really quite essential in the world we live in today. When you replace a single pane window in your house with an energy-efficient one, the new window prevents heat from escaping in the winter, so you save energy by using your heater less while remaining comfortable. In the summer, efficient windows keep the heat out, so the air conditioner does not run as often and, thus, you save electricity. When you replace an appliance, such as a refrigerator or washing

machine with a more energy-efficient model, the new equipment provides the same service, but uses less energy. This saves you money on your energy bill, and reduces the amount of greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere. Being energy-efficient is simply an upgrade to your current lifestyle that reduces energy costs and results in a financial cost saving to consumers. Seems simple enough. Andy Bello, owner of Tankless Plumbing, is encouraging the community to “think outside the tank” and become more energyefficient. His question to consumers is simple. Why waste so much water when you turn on your shower, faucet, dishwasher or washing machine just to wait for heat to come,

when you can achieve and get to the same point using 2/3 less energy? The choice is simple – upgrade to a state-of-the-art NORTIZ tankless water heater. The heaters come with a 12-year warranty on the heat exchanger and five years on all other components. As a licensed plumbing contractor as well as a trained certified Platinum dealer and installer, Tankless Plumbing has a heater that will meet your needs as well as save you money on your hot water heating bills. Remember what you save will pay you back over time to pay down your investment. Visit to learn how to make the change to a more energy-efficient lifestyle. 

Benefits of Going Tankless • Most tankless units come with a federal tax rebate of $300. • They never run out of hot water. • They last five to 10 years longer than tank heaters. • You can shave as much as 20 percent from your water heating bill. • Electric models don't produce greenhouse gases. • They're more efficient with no standby heat loss. • They take up less space and can even be installed on walls or outdoors with an anti-freeze kit. • Smaller units can be installed under cabinets or in a closet, closer to the point of use. • They only need enough power to heat the amount of water necessary at any given moment. • Most units are operated by remote control and have up to four separate settings available. • There's no possibility of flooding due to a ruptured tank.

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procedures with no temporaries or repeat visits. We also do all restorative dentistry in one visit,” revealed Dr. Davey. Dr. Davey, who received his DDS from the UCSF Dental School, chose his location in 92129 before the 56 freeway was completed and has had the pleasure of growing his practice along ~ Dr. Davey DDS with the growing neighborhoods. “Starting a practice from the ground up has also given me the opportunity to build a strong team and establish a vision that guides the practice every day,” explained Dr. Davey. His staff currently includes two registered dental hygienists, three registered dental assistants, four experienced front office staff members and an associate who specializes in pediatric dentistry. According to Dr. Davey, he and his team are dedicated to providing patients with a first class experience in an office environment that is both professional and welcoming. ¢

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take their roles as health care providers seriously and focus on keeping patients in perfect oral health while alerting them of other potential health concerns. The practice treats patients of all ages and specializes in one day dentistry, snoring/ sleep solutions and sedation dentistry. As stated by Dr. Davey, the team philosophy is based on continuing education and keeping up-to-date on the latest advancements in dentistry. Since Dr. Davey opened the office nine years ago, he and his staff have integrated laser technology, Cerec crowns, digital x-rays and laser cavity detection. The team also has state-of-the-art equipment that can provide patients with a total smile design in one day. “We can do up to 12 teeth

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Making the Most While Selling Your Home by SCOTT VOAK


or homeowners, it’s about time we had a sellers’ market. Now, how do you take advantage of it? First, you need to understand why the market is in your favor and if it is likely to last. Right now, inventory is almost at historically low levels. This is due to a decreasing number of foreclosures and short sales as well as lack of builder inventory (builders won’t be able to bring on much new housing until late in 2014 and that will be in Eastlake). So, the supply of homes is limited, but demand is also building. For the last five years, there has been little motivation (outside of the first time homebuyer tax credit) for young buyers to enter the market. Now that the market is improving, we are seeing them compete with investors at the lower end of the market which is pushing prices up. This appreciation is allowing families who have been in smaller houses and have outgrown them to move up. As a result, the under $700k market is really moving. Additionally, a large amount of foreign money is coming in to the US looking for a safe place to invest, and real estate looks like a worthier investment than bonds or equities right now. The bottom line is, this market is here to stay for a while. We will not maintain the same rate of price increases, but I do not think the market is going to fall soon. So, what do you do if you are selling? You wait as long as you can. Then you use professionals to help get your home ready (staging, landscaping, photography and video). Once that is done, you need to manage the presentation of your home to the market for maximum exposure. In addition to the MLS with professional photos and video, we use social media, email marketing, radio exposure, multiple web site exposure, YouTube and so forth. With adequate preparation and a little luck you will end up with multiple offers. At that time you will be able to evaluate the quality of the buyers, the lenders and the other agent, all while finding a buyer willing to pay you above the appraised value for your home. ¢

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

Scott Voak, the top selling agent since 2008 (data from SANDICOR MLS as of 11/9/2012) and the host of Real Estate Matters on AM 1450 at 6 p.m. weeknights, provided this information. Email him to subscribe to his weekly real estate newsletter – Monday Morning Coffee.

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Northrop Grumman Receives Community Partner of the Year Award Submitted by Rosanne Brown, Board Secretary, PUSD Foundation


he Poway Unified School District and the Poway Unified School District Foundation are proud to announce that Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded the Community Partner of the Year Award by the Association of California School Administrators and San Diego County School Boards Association. A special Awards Ceremony, “Honoring Our Own,” was held on April 26 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Accepting the award on behalf of Northrop Grumman were Jim Zortman, Vice President, and Karen Goetz, Corporate Citizenship Representative. As a community leader, Northrop Grumman serves a vital role in supporting the students, schools and programs within Poway Unified School District. Northrop Grumman realizes the importance of education in preparing students for their future and maintains a strong commitment to programs that improve education and promote student achievement. With their focus on the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills, Northrop Grumman provides

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major support of the Project Lead The Way engineering programs at the middle and high schools; is a dedicated sponsor of the FIRST Robotics teams, Science Olympiad and Poway Unified’s participation in the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering events; and offers mini-grants for teachers, Space Camp Scholarships for middle school students, and internships through their HIP program. Northrop Grumman has sought and helped develop innovative solutions to the complex challenges facing public schools. Northrop Grumman prides itself on stateof-the-art programs as evidenced in their sponsorship of the high school CyberPatriot and High School Innovation Challenge where students compete nationally in solving the challenges of the future. Their sponsorship of the Wolf Trap Early Childhood STEM Learning Through the Arts program for preschool and kindergarten students brought new methods of learning to Poway Unified’s preschool students. Northrop Grumman has effectively collaborated with education and community leaders providing valuable input as representatives of industry. Northrop Grumman realizes that educating a child is indeed the business of us all. ¢

Rolling Hills Park Gears up for Annual Picnic Fun and an Exciting Renovation Project!


t’s time to get geared up for the 7th Annual PQ–NE Action Group Neighborhood BBQ and Picnic. The Sunday, June 9 event to be held at Rolling Hills Park drew over 400 neighbors last year and is expecting quite a turnout again this year. Board members and volunteers will be cooking up premium hamburgers and hotdogs with all the fixings, chips, a drink and a cookie for a small donation. Fire Station #40 will be there to educate and mingle with the neighbors during the highly anticipated event that runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “The fire station presence is always a highlight for the picnic and we certainly thank Fire Chief Mainar for his continued support every year,” said Pam Logemann, PQ–NE Fundraising Chair. And, back by popular demand, Russ the DJ will be donating his time bringing music, dancing and fun to the crowds. The rest of the good family fun includes a dunk tank, face painting, tug-of-war, jumpers, slides, water balloon and candy launching, gunny sack and three-legged races, volleyball and a nerf gun target shooting range. Additionally, this year, over $3,000 in prize donations for an opportunity drawing will be available for raffling off. Prizes include four Park Hopper Tickets to Disneyland, Padres tickets,

local restaurant and merchant gift cards, a professional photo session and much more. All prizes are donated to the PQ-NE Action Group, a local non-profit 501(c) 3) organization that is dedicated to keeping 92129 a beautiful and safe community for residents and guests to enjoy. If you would like to donate your time or make a contribution to the group, contact Pam Logemann at or 619-994-9902. Be sure to follow the PQ–NE Action Group on Facebook or visit for more information. As for renovation – “Sienna’s PlayGarden” is a project spearheaded by the Palkovic Family, in loving memory of their daughter, to transform Rolling Hills Park into an updated, nature-themed play area. The family is partnering with the community and the City of San Diego to design, fund and build a new playground that is compliant with current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. The family welcomes all neighbors to participate in their vision of creating a revitalized neighborhood gathering place. Stop by their booth at the picnic or contact Jen Palkovic at ¢

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EVENTS “Torrey Pines Hermit, Religious Cave Artist” & Other San Diego Legends June 18 from 1 – 3 p.m. Noted author and presenter, Jack Innis, will discuss several amazing stories from San Diego’s past. Family Craft Night – Lunch Box/Recipe Box Craft June 25 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Trash to Art July 20 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Make your own masterpiece from trash!

july 4th

Library closed in observance of Independence Day

RECURRING: Beginning Hatha Yoga with Julie Mondays from 2 – 3 p.m. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. Homework Help & Buddy Time Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Grades K – 12 Baby Signing 1st and 3rd Mondays from 1:30 – 2 p.m. Nicole’s Craft Corner 1st and 3rd Mondays from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Knitting and Crochet Fun 1st and 3rd Mondays from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Ages 5 and up

Create a Craft 4th Tuesdays from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Chess Club Wednesdays from 5 – 6 p.m. All levels of experience. Preschool Craft Time Wednesdays from 5 – 6 p.m. Friends of the Rancho Peñasquitos branch Library Meeting 3rd Wednesdays from 2 – 3 p.m.

Zumba with Azi Saturdays from 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Ages 14 and up Tactical Game Club Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. All Ages

Summer Reading Program Events

Literary Book Club 3rd Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James The Postmistress by Sarah Blake Books will be available at the front desk.

Kick-Off Garden Party June 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, enjoy special crafts and help plant the summer garden.

Preschool Storytime with Marilyn McPhee Thursdays from 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

Hullabaloo June 18 from 6 – 7 p.m. A performance of family music.

Internet Tutoring Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover July 2 from 6 – 7 p.m. Cake pops and stories for the kids; special fun for the animals.

Knitting & Crochet Circle Thursdays from 1 – 3 p.m. Painting with Chelsea Thursdays from 4 – 5 p.m. Ages 5 – 8 Zumbatomics 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Dance class for children. Chinese/English Storytime Fridays at 9 a.m.

Mad Science July 9 from 6 – 7 p.m. Food and science equals fun for all. Literature Comes to Life July 16 from 6 – 7 p.m. Watch as two classic food stories come to life. Sacrifice and Service: world war stories July 23 from 1 – 3 p.m. Hear stories of sacrifice and service, including those of North County residents.

Baby Bookworms 2nd and 4th Mondays from 1:30 – 2 p.m.

Spanish/English Storytime Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Baby and Me Yoga 4th Mondays from 1 – 1:30 p.m.

Hatha Yoga with Kathleen Fridays from 1 – 2 p.m.

Homework Help & Buddy Time Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 – 6 p.m. Grades K – 12

“Paws to Read” 1st and 3rd Fridays from 4 – 5 p.m.

Learn to Draw Manga July 30 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Draw your own Japanese cartoons. Registration required; ages 10 and up.

pq Goes to the Movies 1st Tuesdays 1 p.m. Film viewing and discussion

Friday Family-Friendly Flix 4th Fridays from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Bring your own snacks.

Wild Wonders: What’s for Dinner? July 30 from 6 – 7 p.m. Meet animals and learn about what they eat.

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