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92129 MAGAZINE AUGUST+SEPTEMBER 2018
ON THE COVER 10 18 24
STUDENT STAR Sarah Loza
LOCAL FAMILY The Miller Family
THINGS TO DO IN & AROUND PQ
FEATURES 12 16 20 28
24 SUMMER SUN & FALL FUN 92129 Magazine highlights eight local destinations and upcoming events to explore in and around our PQ community.
30 34 36 42
PQ COUNCIL CONNECTION What’s New in PQ?
NEW SAN DIEGO POLICE CHIEF STUDIO WEST DENTIST PROFILE The Super Dentists
GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARDS PUSD VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR IN OUR OWN BACKYARD Summertime at Mission Bay
HOME DECOR PROFILE Home Consignment Center
18 COVER PHOTO: PQ residents relax at Los Peñasquitos Canyon Reserve Cover photo by Alan Smith Photography
6 8 14 22 23 38 40 41
COMMUNITY CALENDAR SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS TASTE BUDZ OUT & ABOUT PHOTOS COMMUNITY STUFF REAL ESTATE WATCH Centermac SD, Inc.
LIBRARY CALENDAR EVERYTHING HOMEZ
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FROM THE PUBLISHER VOL. 8, NO. 6 TM
Memories That Last a Lifetime
P U B L I S HE R
Derrick Breaux D IRE C TO R O F B U SINE S S DE V E LO PME NT
ost people hold the memories of a few precious life experiences close to their heart. These are the memories that you are excited to tell your close friends and family about. They can be trips that you’ve taken, academic accomplishments, or even sporting events. Regardless of the specifics, these events are often remembered as if they were yesterday. I certainly have a handful of special memories that I am always eager to talk about. My youngest daughter recently experienced something that very few 12-year-old kids get to experience. She and her fellow softball teammates from the 4S Ranch 12U All-Stars went on a 13-game winning streak and became the California State Champions in their division. I still get choked up mentioning that title. It was an amazing thing to watch. Looking back, I realized that I was the exact same age when my Little League team went to the Texas state tournament. Although we didn’t become state champs, 32 years later I still have very fond memories of my experience at the tournament and the journey getting there. In fact, I’ve told the story countless times – just ask my sweet wife who has had to listen to it more times than I care to admit. And that brings me to my point. As these girls made the last out to win the state championship game on that hot and sunny day in Lancaster, the pure joy and emotions that followed were amazing to watch and absorb. There were tears of joy, lots of hugs, and plenty of celebrating that took place on the field. It was at that very moment that the magnitude of my daughter’s life experience became a reality. It was quite an emotional feeling for my wife and me when we realized that our daughter had just experienced a lasting life moment that she will carry with her and talk about for decades to come. I wish there was a way that we could select which life experiences we hold onto and carry with us for the rest of our lives. It would make things so much simpler. However, one thing that I have realized is that these life experiences tend to pick us – and not the other way around. Some people refer to them as a gift, and I definitely agree with that analogy. I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to my sweet daughter and her talented teammates. I am very proud to be a part of your journey and life experiences. Your hard work, enthusiasm, and zest for life are a true blessing. Keep doing what you do!
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Alan Smith Photography P RO D U C TIO N CO O R DI NATO R
Melissa Ditalo C O N TRIB U TI NG W R I T E R S
Becca Barr Jennifer Frakes Kelley Gusich Linda Frabl Liz Onufer Michelle Tremblay A DV E RTIS I NG SA L E S
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REGIONAL BUZZ 92127 MAGAZINE THE REAL ESTATE STORY
The 2018 Real Estate Issue highlights the movers and shakers of 92127.
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
S TAY I N F O R M E D . S TAY C O N N E C T E D .
Sally Brown is grateful for her fantastic experiences at Stone Ranch Elementary School.
Take a quick look across town with some of the other ZCode Magazines.
INSPIRATION AND APPRECIATION
Local student Kai Carlson shines as a model, actor, and basketball player. For more information and articles visit www.92127magazine.com.
92128 MAGAZINE KEEPING IT REAL ESTATE
Learn the latest statistics and get the inside scoop on local real estate professionals highlighted in the 2018 Real Estate Issue.
A WATER-SKIING WONDER
Student Star Amanda Smith succeeds with her can-do attitude.
LOCAL STORIES. LOCAL PHOTOS.
90 YEARS STRONG
Earl Chinn reflects on a life of service, leadership, and public speaking.
For more information and articles visit www.92128magazine.com.
D E L• S O L M A G A Z I N E
THE RETURN OF REAL ESTATE
REAL ESTATE TALK
The students of Team Spyder are building more than robots, with programs and events designed to promote robotics and STEM opportunities throughout the community.
ZCode’s 2018 Real Estate Issue explores the latest statistics and profiles local professionals.
The 2018 Real Estate Issue takes a closer look at the state of the Del Mar and Solana Beach real estate scene.
REAL ESTATE TALK
KEEPING IT REAL ESTATE
THE RETURN OF REAL ESTATE
The 2018 Real Estate Issue takes a look at the state of Carmel Valley real estate, and the local experts helping families find their dream homes.
The 2018 Real Estate Issue takes a closer look at the state of the Encinitas real estate scene.
The 2018 Real Estate Issue takes a look at the state of Scripps Ranch.
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things to do in 92129 AUGUST + SEPTEMBER 2018
AUG. 14 – 16
SUMMER MOVIES IN THE PARK: MOANA
Check website to confirm times Aug. 14: 8th Grade Aug. 15: 7th Grade Aug. 16: 6th Grade Black Mountain Middle School www.powayusd.com/schools/ms/bmms
Volunteers needed for I Love A Clean San Diego’s biggest event of the year 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Various sites www.cleanupday.org
7:30 p.m. | Hotel Karlan www.rpcouncil.com
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve www.penasquitos.org
6:30 p.m. | Los Peñasquitos Adobe www.summermoviesinthepark.com
AUG. 12; SEPT. 9
RANGER JOHN’S GRAFITTI WARRIORS Trash cleanups and other projects at Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 12005 Black Mountain Rd. www.penasquitos.org
AUG. 13 – 16
MT. CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION Check website to confirm times Aug. 13: 10th Grade Aug. 14: 12th Grade Aug. 15: 11th Grade Aug. 16: 9th Grade 9 – 11 a.m. | Mt. Carmel High School www.powayusd.com/schools/hs/mchs
WESTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION Check website to confirm times by last name Aug. 13: 12th Grade Aug. 14: 11th Grade Aug. 15: 9th Grade Aug. 16: 10th Grade 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Mt. Carmel High School www.powayusd.com/schools/hs/wvhs
AUG. 14 – 15
MESA VERDE MIDDLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION Check website to confirm times by last name Aug. 14: Last Names A-L Aug. 15: Last Names M-Z Mesa Verde Middle School www.powayusd.com/schools/ms/mvms
BLACK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT $10 per child 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Canyonside Recreation Center www.sandiego.gov
POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
POLYNESIAN FAMILY GETAWAY Join the community for a delicious island-inspired meal, live entertainment, and more 6 – 8:30 p.m. Hilltop Community Park www.rpcouncil.com
AUG. 26; SEPT. 23
RANGER JOHN’S ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS Trash cleanups and other projects at Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 12005 Black Mountain Rd. www.penasquitos.org
SEPTEMBER SEPT. 3
BEGINNING TRACKER/ NATURALIST CLASS Free lessons in the art of wildlife tracking; all experience levels welcome 7 p.m. | Historic Adobe Ranch House www.sdtt.org
BEGINNING TRACKER/ NATURALIST CLASS Free lessons in the art of wildlife tracking; all experience levels welcome 8 a.m. | Historic Adobe Ranch House www.sdtt.org
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33RD ANNUAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY
RANGER MELANIE’S CANYON RESTORATION PROJECT
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT $10 per child 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Canyonside Recreation Center www.sandiego.gov
AAUW POWAY PEÑASQUITOS SPEECH CONTEST ORIENTATION Learn about the upcoming Speech Trek contest for high school students; $500 and $250 awards to first and second place 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Rancho Peñasquitos Library email@example.com
RECURRING EVENTS MONDAYS
FREE STORYTIME WITH ARTS AND CRAFTS For parents and toddlers 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Canyonside Recreation Center www.sandiego.gov
RANCHO PEÑASQUITOS PLANNING BOARD MEETING 7:30 p.m. | Hotel Karlan sites.google.com/site/ ranchopenasquitosplanning
DIAMOND GATEWAY WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION MEETING 2nd Thursdays | 7 p.m. Mount Carmel Church of the Nazarene For more information call Dael at 619-252-0804
RANCHO PEÑASQUITOS TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
RANCHO PEÑASQUITOS RECREATION COUNCIL 7:30 p.m. Canyonside Recreation Center www.sandiego.gov
VETERAN’S BREAKFAST GROUP Local veterans meet for breakfast and socializing; open to any interested veterans 8 a.m. | IHOP on Peñasquitos Blvd. firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE STORYTIME WITH ARTS AND CRAFTS For parents and toddlers 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Canyonside Recreation Center www.sandiego.gov
PQ CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET Enjoy live music and fresh produce 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Rancho Family YMCA Parking Lot www.ymca.org/rancho
SATURDAYS IN SEPTEMBER
CAKE CREATORS CLUB Kids decorate and take home their own fall-themed cakes 1 – 2:30 p.m. Baskin Robbins Carmel Valley Register at 858-350-4531
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
HISTORIC ADOBE RANCH TOUR Docent-led tours of Rancho Santa María de los Peñasquitos Saturdays: 11 a.m. Sundays: 1 p.m. Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve www.penasquitos.org
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S P O R T S R E G I S T R AT I O N & A N N O U N C E M E N T S BADMINTON OPEN PLAY BADMINTON
FITNESS PARKS FIT SAN DIEGO 2018
SOCCER NORTH COUNTY SOCCER PARK
Wednesdays: 6:45 – 9:15 p.m. Fridays: 6:15 – 9:15 p.m. Black Mountain Multipurpose Center www.sandiego.gov
Visit various recreation centers through Aug. 18 to complete designated activities and receive your very own SD Parks Fitness Goal Book to help you establish and achieve your fitness goals www.sandiego.gov/parksfitsd
Indoor soccer leagues always starting for all ages www.ncspsoccer.com See ad below
BASEBALL RANCHO PEÑASQUITOS LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL FALL BALL 2018 Registration open through Sept. 2 www.rpll.org
PICKLEBALL PICKLEBALL Mondays: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Black Mountain Multipurpose Center 858-538-8198
BASKETBALL RANCHO PEÑASQUITOS BASKETBALL LEAGUE WINTER 2018 Registration opens in September www.rpbasketball.org
OPEN PLAY BASKETBALL Tuesdays: 6:30 – 9:45 p.m. Wednesdays: 7:30 – 9:45 p.m. Sundays: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Canyonside Recreation Center www.sandiego.gov
SAN DIEGO FOOTBALL ACADEMY A community-based soccer program providing players ages 5-19 with physical training, academic support, and social development email@example.com www.sdfacademy.com
SWIMMING RECREATION SWIM Mondays – Thursdays: 12 – 2:30 p.m. Mt. Carmel High School www.mchsaquatics.com
ADULT LAP SWIM Mondays – Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; 3 – 5 p.m.; 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Fridays: 3 – 5 p.m.; 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Weekends: 1 – 6 p.m. Mt. Carmel High School www.mchsaquatics.com
OPEN PLAY BASKETBALL Saturdays: 12 – 4 p.m. Black Mountain Multipurpose Center www.sandiego.gov (Dates and events subject to change)
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Boys 3rd - 12th grade & Girls 3rd - 8th grade Registration Open Sept. 1 - Nov. 15 or when full. HS Boys close on Dec. 10 $125 Off for the Coach’s Child at the end of the season. • Newcomers are welcome in every age group • 560 children played basketball in the RPB league last year • Games begin in early January • Teams typically have one practice and one game per week • All games are played indoors in nearby gyms and last about 45 minutes • The season ends in late March with a full-participation tournament in each age division* • Fee is $125 *All divisions now have playoffs 8 • 92129MAGAZINE.COM • August | September 2018
Credit towards next year. Head coach only, must turn in end of season evaluations.
For online registration or for more information visit: www.rpbasketball.org
S P O R T S R E G I S T R AT I O N & A N N O U N C E M E N T S SKATEBOARDING RANCHO PEÑASQUITOS SKATE PARK
TENNIS OPEN PLAY TENNIS
VOLLEYBALL OPEN PLAY VOLLEYBALL
Open daily, including holidays 10 a.m. – Dusk | 10111 Carmel Mountain Rd. www.sandiego.gov
8 a.m. – 9:45 p.m. Canyonside Community Park www.sandiego.gov
Thursdays: 5:30 – 9 p.m. Black Mountain Multipurpose Center www.sandiego.gov
TABLE TENNIS OPEN TABLE TENNIS Equipment provided or bring your own Wednesdays: 1:30 – 7 p.m. Fridays: 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. Hilltop Recreation Center 858-538-8198
Group youth tennis lessons taught by California Teacher of the Year and U.S.P.T.A.-certified tennis professional Martin Reisert and his all-star staﬀ. Private weekend lessons for children and adults currently available. Mondays – Thursdays: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Oak Valley Middle School www.reiserttennis.com
WATER POLO OLD PEOPLE WATER POLO – ADULT RECREATIONAL WATER POLO Equipment provided; no experience necessary Fridays: 8 – 9:15 p.m. | Mt. Carmel High School Contact Dean Berenz, Mt. Carmel High School Aquatics Director at 858-484-2715
YOGA YOGA CLASS
RANCHO PEÑASQUITOS TENNIS ASSOCIATION Private and group lessons for all ages and levels 858-484-0745
(Dates and events subject to change)
Bring your own mat Saturdays: 8:40 a.m. Canyonside Recreation Center Contact Bindu Khetarpal at 858-538-1073 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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S T U D E N T S TA R
Survivor STRONG PQ STUDENT STAR SARAH LOZA GIVES BACK TO OTHERS FIGHTING CANCER by KELLEY GUSICH | photo by Alan Smith Photography
n the fall of 2017, nine-year-old Sarah Loza started to experience unexplained electrical shocks to the forehead, severe body pain, and night sweats. Diagnosed with Stage 4 Burkitt’s Lymphoma, she had to find her bravery and maturity, and grow up very quickly. “I was relieved when the diagnosis was found,” Sarah explained, “and nervous to begin treatment.” Sarah’s family has lived in PQ for 18 years, and while they enjoy everything about the area – from proximity to the canyon and beach to great schools – they really love their community for all the ways they showed support for Sarah during her treatments. “Our neighbor Maureen Nevarez created a meal train, and my school Deer Canyon Elementary and the PQ community dropped off delicious meals, along with monetary donations and loving cards and letters,” she said. “My soccer coach John Antione put together an amazing fundraiser with the San Diego Soccer Club and Fresco Pizzeria to raise funds for medical bills.” The list of helpers grew: Support Young Athletes raised money for physical therapy to get Sarah back to playing soccer. Her piano teacher, Megan Glee, came every week to continue lessons or just to keep her encouraged if she was too weak to play. Her fourth grade teacher, Rosemary Richards, gave Sarah home lessons. “Her loving dedication and grandmotherly approach motivated and encouraged me,” Sarah affirmed. “I miss her daily visits.” Mrs. Rosemary also put together a fundraiser with Dream Dinners to help with medical bills. Name: School: Grade: Parents: Siblings: Favorite Subjects: Favorite Places in 92129:
Sarah Giselle Loza (10) Deer Canyon Elementary 4 Miguel and Maribel Loza Arianna (13) and Julieta (5) Math and science (fun when it all makes sense) Sundance Park, Wonderful Sushi, Rite Aid, YMCA, Golden Spoon, and Golden Bagel
Fortunately, Sarah overcame her battle with cancer and is now in remission. “I am grateful to be alive today,” she said. “I thank God and my oncology team at Rady Children’s Hospital for healing my body.” Sarah and her mother are now giving back to her friends still battling cancer at Rady by creating two programs – a connection technique using walkie-talkies called Chatting With Champs, and Get to Know You Jenga, where questions pasted on each Jenga piece are used to initiate engagement and conversation. “Our hope is to help kids who are going through chemo treatments by connecting them with other champs and lift their spirits during a time when they feel isolated, trapped, and alone.” Sarah is now focused on regaining her strength and returning to normal life. Soccer, swimming, dancing, singing, piano, slime making, and reading top her list of interests. “I have two sisters and a dog, and I want to get stronger to keep up with them and enjoy my life.” Sarah’s “Nana,” Patricia Arce, was always her inspiration. “She showed me what courage and bravery was when she was going through treatments for Stage 4 leiomyosarcoma.” Unfortunately, Sarah’s Nana lost her battle just eight months before Sarah’s diagnosis, but the love and lessons have remained strong. “I have learned that we should live each day as if it’s our last day, be happy, and give back.” Sarah and her family are hosting lemonade stands for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by 8900 Twin Trails Dr. on Sept. 8 and 15 from 3 to 5 p.m.
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PQ COUNCIL CONNECTION Students experience a top-notch Academic Education as well as opportunities in:
What’s New in by KATE GLENN
SUPPORT THE 2019 FIREWORKS SHOW! www.rpcouncil.com/about-the-town-council/pq-fourth-of-july-committee-friends
he summer is flying by now that the San Diego County Fair is over. Many of us are enjoying the Saturday morning farmers market, the free classes at the San Diego Public Library, and the many local community parks. The vacations will come to an end with the first day of school for Poway Unified School District on Aug. 22. We have some news about recent budgetary changes impacting events and maintenance programs at the PQ Parks & Recreation Centers. The San Diego Parks & Recreation Department has made big budgetary changes in the use and distribution of collected local fees. Since 1997, PQ has offered community events using some of those collected fees such as the local fireworks in July, the Western BBQ in August, Oktoberfest in October, Winter Wonderland in December, and the annual egg hunts. Effective July 2018, most of these programs will be retired due to city wide budgetary shortfalls. The good news is the RP Town Council has elected to sponsor the upcoming Beer Garden at Oktoberfest and the fireworks program next July. We are dedicated to bringing community grants, sponsorships, and events to our community through community support and participation. Yes, some of these events will continue in the same locations, but it will be up to all of us to bring them to life through our support of the RP Town Council. AUGUST EVENTS Aug. 2: RP Town Council Meeting. Hotel Karlan, Del Mar Room, 14455 Penasquitos Dr. Meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4: Movies in the Park presents Cars 3. Rolling Hills Community Park, 11171 Amazon St. Pre-show fun. For more information call 858-538-8131. Aug. 7: National Night Out. SDPD Northeastern Division, 13396 Salmon River Rd., 5 p.m. Aug. 24: Polynesian Family Getaway. Hilltop Community Park, 9711 Oviedo Way, 6 – 8:30 p.m. More information at www.sandiego.gov/ sites/default/files/canyonside.pdf.
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Saturdays: Rancho YMCA Farmers Market. 9400 Fairgrove Ln., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. SEPTEMBER EVENTS Sept. 6: RP Town Council Meeting. Hotel Karlan, Del Mar Room, 14455 Penasquitos Dr. Meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. The Rancho Penasquitos Town Council meets the first Thursday of each month. The community is welcome to come and join the all-volunteer group of friends and neighbors dedicated to bringing community grants, sponsorships, and events to PQ since 1975.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE TOWN COUNCIL: Website: Facebook: Mailing Address: Phone:
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Conveniently Located in Rancho Peñasquitos, on the corner of Carmel Mountain Rd & Paseo Montalban (in the 7-Eleven shopping center). (Offer expires 9/30/18. Can be used for any child up to age 12. One child per adult visit. 27 Free appointments available.)
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If there’s one thing that North County residents enjoy more than the beach, it’s the various cuisine, beverages, and sweet treats throughout San Diego. Here, we offer a taste of some local flavor.
ON TH E MAP FA R E & F E S T I V I T Y
Rancho Bernardo-based 3 Local Brothers Restaurant Group recently expanded into Carmel Valley, with a second location for The Barrel Room right next to the area's ﬁrst beer tasting
room, Mason Ale Works Tasting Room and Kitchen. The new Barrel Room oﬀers craft cocktails in addition to the European and American bistro menu and ﬁne wine the original restaurant is known for.
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Scheduled to launch in Spring 2019, Carmel Valley's One Paseo complex will feature a lineup of deliciously handpicked eateries, including the recently announced juice bar and cafe Joe & The Juice, full-service butcher shop The Butchery, and modern Italian neighborhood restaurant North
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District 5 Meet and Greet
LOCAL RESIDENTS MET NEW SAN DIEGO POLICE CHIEF
ew San Diego Police Department (SDPD) Chief David Nisleit recently attended a meet and greet at the Carmel Mountain Ranch/Sabre Springs Recreation Center. The event was a chance for community members to get to know Chief Nisleit and learn about local safety issues. The meet and greet was hosted by District 5 Councilmember Mark Kersey – a hometown event for Chief Nisleit, who is also a District 5 resident. Other attendees included Captain Christopher Knighten, Lieutenant Natalie Stone, Lieutenant Duane Voss, Officer Christina Santos, Officer Julie Dragt, and other officers from the SDPD Northeastern Division, which oversees the region. Chief Nisleit assumed his new role as the city’s 35th police chief this past March, replacing retiring Chief Shelley Zimmerman. He has been
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anice Miller is a long-time resident at Chico State University. She is majoring of Rancho Peñasquitos, having lived in liberal studies and plans to become an here since 1993. She has been in elementary school teacher. her Park Village home since 2000 and Janice works as a technical recruiter can’t imagine living elsewhere. “I chose for Apple. Volunteering in the community is this community in which to raise my family very important to her. Before the girls left for because of the high quality of the schools, college, she volunteered as the leader for as well the cultural diversity,” she shared. Liana’s Girl Scout troop, and as the assistant “We love having the benefits of city life leader for Kara’s. Incidentally, both girls earned while having plenty of parks and nearby the Gold Award, the highest award achievable open spaces to hike and enjoy nature!” in Girl Scouts. Janice also volunteered for the Janice raised her two daughters in Southern California Ballet and for Westview’s that very home. Both girls were adopted PTSA. Currently she is involved in her church, from China as infants. Liana was adopted St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal, where she in 1996, and Kara in 1999. They each serves as a cantor, plays cello in the string attended Park Village Elementary School, group, and coordinates the lector ministry. Mesa Verde Middle School, and Westview Above all else, Janice loves spending High School. Both are currently pursuing time with her girls. “Our time together now is The Miller Family: Faith, their higher education. Liana is now a precious, so just being together, whether being Education, and Volunteering senior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and out and about or hanging at home, is what I will graduate in December with a Bachelor cherish most,” she said. They spend a week by BECCA BARR | photo by Alan Smith Photography of Science in Kinesiology. “She currently each summer camping at the South Carlsbad works as a physical therapy aide at a sports State Beach with extended family, like to relax therapy clinic in Morro Bay, and also works at a dance studio in San Luis at home watching TV, and enjoy exploring their respective college towns. “Our Obispo. She will be applying to doctorate of physical therapy programs in faith is the backbone of our family,” Janice related. “I feel grateful to God every the coming year,” Janice said. Kara recently finished her freshman year day for my family, friends, my work, and this wonderful community.”
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RECORDING ARTS STARS Diploma Program at Studio West Sees Alumni Shine
tudio West has been recording some of the biggest names in the music, TV, and film industry since it opened the doors in Rancho Bernardo in 1986. In 2004, they started oﬀering educational programs for industry professionals and hobbyists and in 2011 launched a full-time, 12-month Diploma in Recording Arts. Now the program has been established for well over five years, and many of the graduates have gone on to find success in the industry at studios and production facilities all over the USA. Here is a brief snapshot of some of the Diploma Program’s most successful alumni.
ALEX GEHRING Alex (’16) immediately began working at SIR Studios in New York City as a resident engineer working with both audio and backline. He’s had the opportunity to work behind the board for many established and up-andcoming artists in Manhattan and runs live sound at some of the coolest clubs in the city, such as BlueNote and Subrosa.
SAM McCORMICK Sam (’16) interned at Hans Zimmer Studios (Remote Control Productions), where he was quickly hired to assist with music for numerous television pilots. In January of 2017, Sam began working as a sound designer and sample editor at Amper Music, a new software company that helps people create unique, royalty-free soundtracks.
JACOB POWELL Jacob (’16) interned at Studio West and at the La Jolla Music Society Summer Fest before landing a job as an audio engineer at SIR Studios in New York City, where he works alongside his classmate and friend Alex Gehring.
SHELBY MEDDOCK Shelby (’13) found success with the Reggae band The Movement. Their album Side by Side, which Shelby tracked and mixed, debuted at #1 on iTunes’ Reggae charts and #2 on Billboard’s. She is now the audio engineer at The Compound Studios, and has produced five albums.
ORI RENDLER Ori (’14) is a location sound mixer for television and film. Some of his clients include ESPN, NBC, E!, Discovery, National Geographic, VICE, CMT, TLC, and more.
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San Diego Student on Genius Junior Ten-year-old San Diegan Christopher Lee, along with his team, 99 Problems But Brains Ain’t One, recently competed on the first season of NBC’s Genius Junior. The game show, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, teams up the brightest children ages 8 to 12 from across the country to compete in complex challenges involving math, memory, logic, spelling, and more. Team 99 Problems advanced to the semi-finals before being defeated by Team Geeks on Fleek. “Genius Junior was an interesting experience for me to see not just how the show was shot but also to be on the inside on the making of the show,” Christopher shared. “I made a lot of cool friends.” Christopher is home-schooled in seventh grade, and his favorite subject is computer science. “When I grow up I want to work in the field of AI, creating artificial intelligence to make people’s lives easier.” He is also passionate about fencing, and is ranked first in the state and second in the country for his age group. He will compete internationally next season.
Small Business of the Year Rancho Bernardo-based Unicorn Jewelry was recently named the 77th Assembly District’s 2018 Small Business of the Year. “Unicorn Jewelry & Watch Boutique’s success throughout the years serve as an example for many small business entrepreneurs to follow,” said Assemblymember Brian Maienschein. “In its 38 years of doing business in Rancho Bernardo, Unicorn Jewelry has always made it a point to give back to the community.” Unicorn Jewelry, owned by siblings Fred Nasseri and Minoo Anvari and their father, Dr. Said Nasseri, was established in 1981 and has remained an active part of the community. The business is involved in a number of local organizations, including North San Diego Business Chamber, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, Elizabeth Hospice, Soroptimist International, and Kiwanis Clubs. The Unicorn Jewelry team accepted the award from Assemblymember Maienschein at a ceremony in Sacramento.
Fostering Hope Golf Classic photo by Lowell Tindell
Guests and community supporters gathered for Voices for Children’s (VFC) 26th Annual Fostering Hope Golf Classic. The two-day event kicked off with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and an exciting live auction at a private golf course clubhouse in La Jolla. Players returned the following day for the 18-hole tournament, with Rolf Benirschke, Russell Boring, Mike Brown, and Roy Burchill taking home the first place trophy. The Classic raised a total of $240,000 in support of VFC’s CourtAppointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. Founded in 1980, VFC is a private nonprofit organization that transforms the lives of abused, abandoned, or neglected children who pass through the foster care system in San Diego and Riverside Counties by providing them with trained volunteer CASAs. Since 2006, the organization has worked towards the ambitious goal of providing a CASA to every foster child who needs one. Learn more at www.speakupnow.org.
Local Girl Scouts Help the Homeless Local fifth graders in Girl Scout Troop 3118 recently completed their Bronze Award project. The girls spent three months learning about homelessness in San Diego and making 100 care packages for women and children, which they delivered to San Diego Rescue Mission in June. They collected donations from local businesses and families. The care packages included oral hygiene kits, toiletries, first aid kits, sunblock, sewing kits, blankets, tissues, pens and notepads, stuffed toys, and blankets. “[The girls] are hoping that their care packages will help them feel wanted and special, and give them the confidence they need to get back on their feet again,” shared Troop Leader Celeste Jacob. Troop 3118 includes Catherine Jacob, Emily McFarland, Eva Porter, Jyotsna Devadiga, Kyla Ho, Lauren Cotton, Marlie Berglie, Morghan Foster, Sophia Miller, and Sophia Staines. The troop is led by Celeste Jacob, Kara Porter, and Tammy Miller.
8th Annual Terry Spencer Memorial The 8th Annual Terry Spencer Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Sunday, Sept. 9 at The Vineyard golf course in Escondido. All proceeds will benefit the American Lung Association. The Spencer family has been proud to donate over $20,000 to the organization from the previous seven successful tournaments. After Rancho Peñasquitos community member Terry Spencer passed away from lung cancer, a neighbor started the first memorial golf tournament to both celebrate his life and his love of golf and contribute to the American Lung Association. Terry’s wife, Colleen, and her children Summer and Alec took on the event for future years. The tournament will be a scramble format with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Learn more and register with Colleen Spencer at 858-538-4148 or email@example.com.
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C O V E R F E AT U R E
There’s Plenty to Do in and Around PQ close, but the fun doesn’t end when school begins. Right now is the perfect time to
check out favorite local destinations and mark your calendar for upcoming events. Whether you want an active outdoors adventure or a peaceful retreat, PQ residents don’t have to travel far. Gather friends and family or gear up for a solo excursion as you take a tour through local offerings.
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San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sept. 23 to 30, with over 180 participating restaurants offering special prix fixe menus. The biannual event celebrates San Diego’s diverse culinary culture, and it’s the perfect chance to indulge in your family’s favorite local spot or taste-test a brand-new dining destination. Participating North County restaurants include Avant, Bellamy’s Restaurant, Casa Sol Y Mar, Landon’s Gourmet Kitchen, Nick & G’s, and Vintana Wine + Dine. No tickets needed, but make your reservations in advance to beat the hungry crowds! www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com
local flavor Fresh food and fresh air are a winning combination. From local produce to handcrafted treasures to live music, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at North County farmers markets. Rancho Bernardo Farmers Market Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 16535 Via Esprillo
Poway Certified Farmers Market Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 14134 Midland Rd.
Scripps Ranch Certified Farmers Market Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 10380 Spring Canyon Rd.
Rancho Bernardo Certified Farmers Market Fridays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
Rancho Peñasquitos YMCA Certified Farmers Market Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 9400 Fairgrove Ln.
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Loving Our Library With one of the largest circulations among City of San Diego libraries, the Rancho Peñasquitos Branch Library is a popular destination already. But even if you’re already familiar with this learning hub, there’s always something new to discover and experience. Stretch your mind with book club discussions, or stretch your legs with yoga classes. Get creative with painting parties and writing workshops. Learn about the rest of the world through educational programs, or learn about yourself through genealogy classes. Or, just pick up a book and enjoy the air conditioning.
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Read & Relax With the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve as the scenic backdrop, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar offers a variety of relaxing opportunities for all of its visitors – whether you’re spending the night or just an afternoon. The resort’s indoor spa is a small piece of paradise, but if you’re looking to unwind outdoors, perhaps a trip to the pool or golf course is in order. www.fairmont.com/san-diego
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Spend the day outdoors while making a difference for the local community – humans and critters alike. California Coastal Cleanup Day 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and registration opens on Aug. 15. The local event is organized by nonprofit I Love a Clean San Diego, and it’s a chance to keep America’s Finest City beautiful for our neighbors and visitors, while getting out of the house with friends and family. Every year, thousands of volunteers gather at over 100 sites around the county for not just litter cleanup but other beautification projects, from trail building to invasive plant removal. Young volunteers have a chance to earn a Girl Scout or Boy Scout event patch. www.cleanupday.org
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Get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and suburbia, and take time to savor San Diego’s natural beauty. Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve is a 4,000-acre oasis. Explore on your own, or join the Friends of the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve for a guided hike or wildlife tracking class with expert rangers. Don’t forget to watch the weather! Bring water and sunblock for sunny days, and remember the preserve is closed for rain.
Do you have hometown spirit? Perhaps it’s all the cheering, the band’s triumphant music, or running into friends and neighbors, but one thing is for sure: there’s something about attending a high school football game that really makes you feel like you’re part of a community. Whether you’re supporting the Mt. Carmel High School Sundevils or the Westview High School Wolverines, get in on the action this fall by heading out to your local high school football stadium. www.wvhsfootball.com | www.mcsundevilfootball.org
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The preserve is also home to the historical Rancho Santa Maria de los Peñasquitos ranch house, the secondoldest standing residence in the county, which is open for tours Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. www.penasquitos.org
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the sporting life
The Rancho Peñasquitos Skate Park, first opened in 2005 and extensively renovated in 2014, is a 22,000-foot sporting paradise, open to skateboarders, skaters, and rollerbladers. Experts and novices can hone their skills in this concrete playground, open daily from 10 a.m. to dusk. Shade structures and seating areas give your audience a place to watch from. Remember to bring helmets, elbow pads, and knee pads – safety equipment is required. Ages 5 to 13 can also register for skateboarding classes through the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department. www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation August | September 2018 • 92129MAGAZINE.COM • 27
THE SUPER DENTISTS: HELPING SAN DIEGO’S CHILDREN SMILE by BECCA BARR | photo provided by The Super Dentists
oing to the dentist can be a scary experience for children and, therefore, stressful for their parents. The Super Dentists, San Diego’s largest and most trusted pediatric dentistry and orthodontic office, hopes to make going to the dentist a positive experience for the whole family. For over 20 years, led by Dr. Nazli Keri (also known as the Tooth Keri) and Dr. Kami Hoss (also known as Dr. HaveOneSuperSmile), this team of exceptional pediatric dentists and orthodontists has fought cavities and crooked teeth. “By providing outof-this-world, kid-centered dental care,” said Dr. Hoss, “the Super Dentists are saving the world one smile at a time.” Their dedication to making dentistry enjoyable is evident in every aspect of their practice. “From the second you step into our theme park-designed offices, you’re someplace special with an accomplished, professional pediatric and orthodontic dental crew that cares about your kids,” shared Dr. Hoss. Their offices feature video games, TVs, movies, music, a toy store, dress-up area, selfie/photo-op area for the kids, and a newsstand and café serving Starbucks coffee for the parents. The Super Dentists focus on convenience, which is perfect for parents with hectic schedules. They have extended hours on weekdays and are open on weekends. They offer not only pediatric dentistry, but orthodontics, parent dentistry, and oral surgery
as well. They work with all insurances. “We never turn away any kid in need of dental care, regardless of their financial situation,” related Dr. Hoss. “We provide flexible and affordable financing.” And with several locations around San Diego County, including Carmel Valley, one is sure to be nearby. All of The Super Dentists are up-to-date on the latest innovations and advances in the field. “We are always on the forefront of new dental technologies,” said Dr. Hoss. “If there is a new device available for a quicker, more comfortable, and enhanced dental result, we have it.” The Super Dentists even have their own dental assisting school. They offer spa-like amenities, including flavored gloves, aromatherapy, warm towels, massage chairs, and virtual reality masks to keep their patients relaxed and pampered. Giving back to the community is another important principle to The Super Dentists, always with a focus on children. They host dental days, providing free dental treatment for kids up to 12 years old. Their annual Candy Buy-Back at Halloween lets kids save their teeth while sending their sweet treats to our troops. The Super Dentists also visit over 800 schools in San Diego to provide free school presentations about the importance of oral health. With a longtime and unending mission of serving San Diego’s children, The Super Dentists are truly a fixture in the local community.
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Going For Gold
LOCAL GOLD AWARD GIRLS SCOUTS HONORED
estview High School (WVHS) students Lacey Bigelow, Hannah Lambert, and Jenna DiCarlo have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award – the organization’s highest honor – for demonstrating extraordinary leadership by identifying and tackling social issues. “Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award is truly a remarkable achievement,” said Carol M. Dedrich, CEO of Girl Scouts San Diego. “These young women exemplify leadership in all its forms.” Troop 8256’s Lacey Bigelow is entering her senior year this fall. Her Gold Award project was inspired by her time volunteering at a hospital in Honduras, where she learned children were dying from dehydration. Lacey embarked on a community education campaign in the U.S. and led a team of volunteers making 1,200 simple dehydration kits. She distributed the kits in the Honduran village of Rio Blanco and taught families how to use them to treat children waiting for medical attention. Lacey intends to return
this year to continue outreach and distribution. Recent WVHS graduate and Troop 8125 member Jenna DiCarlo focused her Gold Award project on youth literacy, particularly for youths going through the justice system. She led educational community workshops on literacy and collected over 1,500 books in English and Spanish to donate to the San Diego Juvenile Hall library, where she installed a permanent book collection. Jenna joined Girl Scouts 13 years
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ago as a Daisy Girl Scout. Hannah Lambert, also graduated from WVHS in the Class of 2018, used her Gold Award project to expand sports opportunities for children in her community. She realized the WVHS cross-country team had low participation because its feeder middle schools had no running teams, so she founded a team at Mesa Verde Middle School. The team is coached by Hannah’s high school teammates and participates in regular practices and intramural meets. Hannah is a member of Troop 8324, where she started as a Brownie. Each candidate spent one to two years developing and implementing their project, and they were among 58 Gold Award winners honored during a recent ceremony at Copley Symphony Hall. For more information go to www.sdgirlscouts.org.
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PUSD VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR RECOGNIZED FOR YEARS OF DEDICATION
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Andrea and Roger Mitchell
he has been a constant, helpful presence on campus for years. From registration days to eighth grade family night to Back to School Night, he takes an active role in showing other parents how they can help too. Wife and husband team Andrea and Roger share a passion for volunteering. Andrea was a student at CVES when it opened in 1987 – now, her daughter is a fourth grader at the school, and she’s the PTO’s Vice President of Membership. She helps coordinate and staff events including the Book Fair and Staff Appreciation Days. Roger is president of the Dad’s Club and helps with handyman work and vision and hearing screenings. Both geologists, they organize special hands-on activities to supplement the science curriculum.
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I N O U R O W N B A C K YA R D
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weet summertime in San Diego means sunshine, lazy beach days, and outdoor barbecues. With its 27 miles of shoreline, grassy parks, playgrounds, and breathtaking views, Mission Bay is perhaps the best place to congregate with friends and family this season. The area is known as the perfect spot for aquatic sports, so you can try your hand at everything from sailing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding to jet skiing, wake boarding, and kite surfing. The bay is also home to boat docks, sailboat and motorboat rentals, and sport fishing and whale watching launching facilities. Mission Bay has plenty to offer for those who prefer to stay on land. Walk, jog, roller skate, or bike along the meandering paths surrounding the bay before enjoying an afternoon picnic in the sun. Strike up a game of volleyball or beach tennis. Break out the barbecue for a sunset dinner or gather around a waterfront bonfire for marshmallow roasting. Be sure to arrive early to claim your spot – it can be busy during the summer months. Visitors with furry friends in tow can venture onto Fiesta Island, a large peninsula within the bay with even more recreation options, including an off-leash dog beach and calm waters for swimming. You’ll also be in close proximity to several local communities – Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, and Ocean Beach – each with their own attractions for continued fun. So whether you’re looking for an action-packed afternoon adventure or just a place to relax and refresh, Mission Bay has something for everyone to experience this summer!
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TIPS FOR 40- AND 50-SOMETHINGS Think about a downsize. Are you an empty-nester or close to it? If you’re on the verge of a new stage in life, downsizing your home to a smaller, more manageable home can give you the freedom to enjoy traveling and the experiences that come with this life stage. Downsizing will generally lower your mortgage payment and can help reduce monthly expenses freeing up more money for your retirement, upgrading your home, traveling, and more. Consider ways to pay off your mortgage. If you have extra cash each month, putting more toward
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PRESCHOOL STORYTIME WITH MARILYN MCPHIE
KIDS JAMBOREE 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
KNIT & CROCHET CIRCLE (ADULTS) 1 – 3 p.m.
LEGO BUILDERS CLUB (ALL AGES) 3:30 – 5 p.m.
2ND AND 4TH THURSDAYS BEGINNING GENEALOGY AND WRITING FAMILY HISTORIES 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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ENGLISH CONVERSATION CAFÉ (ADULTS)
3:30 – 5 p.m.
10 – 11 a.m.
1ST AND 3RD TUESDAYS CROCHET FUN (AGES 5+) 3:30 – 5 p.m.
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ALL LEVELS YOGA $5 donation suggested 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
FRIENDS OF THE RANCHO PEÑASQUITOS LIBRARY MEETING 2 – 3 p.m.
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CODING CLUB (GRADES 6+) Begins Aug. 17; bring your own laptop 4 – 5:30 p.m.
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Home Consignment Center Helps Customers Find Unique Décor for Their Homes by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos provided by Home Consignment Center
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ome Consignment Center (HCC) is a fresh mix of previouslyloved items, as well as new products from model homes and designer showrooms and pieces from artists. “We choose great products and sell them at a great value. Our goal is to offer our customers an easy way to change out their décor at any time without the stress of selling it themselves. Our customers love change, and having a place to buy and sell gives them the freedom to update their nest without breaking the bank,” revealed Tracy Johnson, store manager. Home Consignment Center offers complimentary in-home previews for our consignors. A representative of HCC will go out to a consignor’s home and evaluate the potential consignment items. According to Johnson, this makes the consignment process much less of a burden for the consignor as they do not have to bring the items into the store to evaluate and price. “We also make it easy for sellers to transport items into the store. We have partnered with Awesome Movers to offer customers an easy and affordable way to get their furniture into the store for sale,” explained Johnson. The HCC sales strategy is also unique in that items arrive directly to the showroom instead of a warehouse or storage area. This open concept allows customers to see items as they arrive. As stated by Johnson, this creates a constant feeling of excitement among regulars and first-time shoppers alike. In the mid-1990s, the idea for Home Consignment Center was born. Christine and Johnny Crowell decided to open a furniture store with a similar business model to their successful antique auto consignment business. Jamece and John Fondnazio joined the Crowells and formed a partnership built on promoting high quality furniture and accessories at fair prices. The first store opened in Danville, California, and now there are 18 locations across the southwest, including the one in 4S Ranch. “In response to San Diego shoppers visiting the Orange County stores, the owners of HCC decided San Diego was a natural location to expand. Our 14,000-square-foot store is filled with natural light, a beautiful coffee bar and, of course, an eclectic mix of beautiful home furnishings,” stated Johnson. HCC’s 4S location is also launching a fine jewelry department, allowing customers to buy and seller jewelry along with home furnishings and accessories. For more information about Home Consignment Center, please visit www.HomeConsignmentCenter.com or call 858-798-9991. Find photos of the latest available items at www.facebook.com/HCCSanDiego. SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENT
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