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Eighth grader, Holly Holmes, pursues her dream in Del Mar, as nothing beats being outdoors atop a horse.

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92129 MAGAZINE THE GREAT OUTDOORS Black Mountain Open Space Park has long been a destination for hikers, mountain bikers, and community explorers. Senior Park Ranger Edward Christensen tells us about what you can find at the park and beyond.

NOT YOUR MOTHER’S ROCK BAND Westview High School seniors Dennis Moon, Daniel Cole and Andrew Harris are the 92129 band Buddha Trixie, taking San Diego by storm.

TELL ME A STORY Marilyn McPhie comes from a family of logophiles (word lovers), and that love has led her to becoming a professional storyteller in 92129.

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92009 MAGAZINE PARK IT! Welcome to Alga Norte. Discover what it took to make a thirty-two-acre sports and recreation park a reality for Carlsbad residents.

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GROUNDHOG DAY GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALES BEGIN

FEB. 6

DISCOVER GRAUER TOURS

Semi-private tours of the The Grauer School Tours begin: 9:15 a.m. | The Grauer School www.grauerschool.com

FEB. 7; MARCH 7

10TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO DREAM HOUSE RAFFLE Benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego Tickets available through May 2 www.rmhcsd.org

FEB. 9

THE HIGHWAYMAN CONCERT FEATURING NANCARROW A portion of tickets sold will be donated to The Loren Nancarrow Healing Garden 7 p.m. | Belly Up Tavern www.bellyup.com/event/the-highwayman-5

FEB. 28 – MARCH 8

CCA BLACK BOX THEATER PRESENTS “TWELFTH NIGHT”

Thursday: 4 p.m. Fridays: 7 p.m. Saturdays: 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. (7 p.m. only on March 8) Canyon Crest Black Box Theater Purchase tickets at www.cca-envision.org/events/tickets.html

MARCH MARCH 15

CHILD AND BABYSITTER SAFETY CLASS

For ages 11 to 16; $60 per person 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Carmel Valley Recreation Center For more information, visit www.lockhart-training.com Contact sue@lockhart-training.com for questions/enrollment

MARCH 17

ST. PATRICK’S DAY

MARCH 17 – 21 SPIRIT WEEK

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MARCH 20

VALENTINE’S DAY

FIRST DAY OF SPRING

FEB. 15

PTA GAME NIGHT

CHILD AND BABYSITTER SAFETY CLASS

For ages 11 to 16; $60 per person 1 – 5 p.m. | Ocean Air Recreation Center For more information, visit www.lockhart-training.com Contact sue@lockhart-training.com for questions/enrollment

FEB. 17

PRESIDENTS’ DAY

FEB. 21

ROCK IN THE PARK: A TRIBUTE TO LOREN NANCARROW

7 – 10 p.m. | Reuben H. Fleet Science Center www.rhfleet.org/events/rock-park

6 p.m. | Sage Canyon Elementary School www.dmusd.org/sage

MARCH 21 – MARCH 29

CCA ENVISION THEATRE PRESENTS “LES MISERABLES”

Thursday: 4 p.m. Fridays: 7 p.m. Saturdays: March 22 at 3 p.m.; March 29 at 7 p.m. Canyon Crest Proscenium Theatre Purchase tickets at www.cca-envision.org/events/tickets.html

MARCH 23

DEL MAR-SOLANA BEACH ROTARY’S 18TH ANNUAL TURF BOCCE BALL TOURNAMENT

ONGOING TUNE INTO “THE ROMANCE” Starting in February on Channel 4 See website for more details www.theromance.tv

ONGOING THROUGH APR. 1 DON DIEGO SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Transcripts and letters of reference must be postmarked no later than April 1 www.dondiegoscholarship.org

ONGOING THROUGH MAY. 2 10TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO DREAM HOUSE RAFFLE Benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego Tickets available through May 2 www.rmhcsd.com

EVERY WEDNESDAY CRAFTY MINDS: FREE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM 1 – 3 p.m. | Ocean Air Recreation Center www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation

EVERY THURSDAY PACIFIC HIGHLANDS FARMERS MARKET

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OPENING NIGHT

Wine tasting, networking, and inspirational speakers 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Bernardo Winery

MARCH 19

HEALTH, BEAUTY, FASHION AND FITNESS

Makeovers, discussions, forums, fashion show and more 5:30 – 8 p.m. | Sharp Rees-Stealy at Scripps Ranch

MARCH 20

FEMME FINANCE: WHAT’S IN, WHAT’S OUT, WHAT’S HOT, WHAT’S NOT

FEB. 28

9 a.m. | Del Mar Horse Park www.dmsbbocce.com

Interactive evening of fun empowering women through financial well being 6 – 8:30 pm | Hewlett Packard

6 p.m. | Ocean Air Elementary School www.dmusd.org/oa

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MARCH 21

DAD’S CLUB MOVIE NIGHT

OCEAN AIR SCHOOL COMMUNITY CARNIVAL 1 – 4 p.m. | Ocean Air Elementary School www.dmusd.org/oa

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DEL MAR NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE – OPENING DAY March 1 | Sage Canyon Fields See website for times www.delmarnational.org

DEL MAR AMERICAN LITTLE LEAGUE – OPENING DAY March 1 | Ashley Falls Fields See website for times www.delmaramerican.org

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FLAG FOOTBALL THE SECRET SQUIRREL SOCIETY Wednesdays Co-Ed Flag Football at Ocean Air Park www.secretsquirrelsports.com

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Indoor soccer leagues always starting for all ages www.ncspsoccer.com

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Every Monday: Mandatory Conditioning Clinics 4 – 5 p.m. | Carmel Valley Middle School www.sandiegoyouthrugby.org

RUNNING ASA ONE MILE: RELAY THE MESSAGE!

An awareness walk/jog for Athletes Saving Athletes program. March 2 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Cathedral Catholic High School www.injuredathletes.org

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Tuesday Night League: March 4 – June 24 Thursday Night League: March 6 – June 26 Registration begins in February online: www.sdrecconnect.com Carmel Valley Recreation Center $15 charge per game for umpire For more information, contact League Director Pete McNamara at 858-453-6208

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IT’S COOKIE TIME Meet Cindy Mayers, the Regional Manager for Girl Scout Cookies by LINDA FRABL | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography

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e all love that time of year when we can purchase those delicious Girl Scout cookies. But did you know there is a Carmel Valley mom, named Cindy Mayers, who tirelessly volunteers behind the scenes to ensure that those coveted boxes of cookies are all properly dispensed and accounted for? As the product sales volunteer regional manager for the Canyon Trails region, Cindy oversees seven service units for not only the Girl Scout Cookie Program, but also the Fall Nut Sale. Group: Mission:

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It all began for Cindy when her daughter, Sydney, joined the Girl Scouts in the first grade (Sydney is now a college student at Cal State Monterey Bay). Cindy recalled, “I started by just being a supportive parent in the troop, helping with field trips or meetings. Eventually I became the troop’s Cookie Manager.” When her second daughter, Shayla, joined her own Girl Scout troop in kindergarten (Shayla is now a sophomore at Canyon Crest Academy), Cindy volunteered to be the troop leader – and ten years later, she still is! That led to her branching out into other aspects of the Carmel Valley Girl Scouts; she’s been an encampment coordinator, a Thinking Day coordinator, a troop organizer and of course the service unit cookie coordinator. Cindy reminded us, “All the proceeds from the cookie sales stay in San Diego County to benefit all local Girl Scouts.” The girls in her daughter’s troop are currently benefitting by working hard for their Gold Awards, the highest achievement in girl scouting. Cindy added, “Mentoring the girls who have come in and out of my troop is my biggest accomplishment in volunteering with the Girl Scouts.” This stay-at-home mom has had ample opportunities to feel that sense of accomplishment. In addition to assisting the Girl Scouts, Cindy has also made a difference by helping at the local schools. She shared, “I’ve been active in the PTA at Carmel Creek and Solana Pacific schools. I was a member and President of the School Site Council, and was involved in PTA committees as the VP of Membership, the Vice President and the President.” Happy to volunteer when needed, especially for the Girl Scouts, Cindy encourages others to do the same. She exclaimed, “Whether you want to be a leader or just help with an event, the Girls Scouts can always use volunteers! Visit www.sdgirlscouts.org/volunteer for more information.” ¢

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Cindy Mayers Carmel Valley Girl Scouts of San Diego Stay-at-home mom Husband – Clay; Daughters – Sydney and Shayla


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or Andy, Melissa, Hannah and Nicky Mikulak, every day is a chance to live life to the fullest, a chance to live a life of adventure, service and gratitude. “We lost our middle child, Max, to cancer in 2008. We have our moments of extreme sadness and always will. But, we are also happy much of the time and are motivated to ‘Live Life to the Max,’” revealed Melissa. Describing Max as “Forever 7,” the Mikulaks honor his memory by hosting a small party each year on Max’s birthday. “We put together party favor bags and deliver them to kids with cancer at Rady’s Children’s Hospital. We then grab In-N-Out and head down to Dave & Buster’s for some fun times together,” said Melissa. This annual get-together means so much to the family for many reasons, but Melissa is especially touched to see Max’s friends come together in his memory to help others. Parents: Andy and Melissa Mikulak Children: Hannah (14) – Freshman at CCA Nicky (8) – 3rd grade at Solana Highlands Max (Forever 7) – 2nd grade at Solana Highlands Community: Carmel Valley/Santa Fe Summit since 2002 Hometown: Andy – Los Altos, CA; Melissa – San Diego, CA Profession: Andy – Media Executive; Melissa – Homemaker & Non-Profit Event Director

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Carmel Valley Girls Donate Bicycles to Charity

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mily and Carolyna Fowler have grown up in Carmel Valley in a family with a strong tradition of giving back. One of the girls’ godfather, Eric Jones, is a chairman of the Builders Industry Association (BIA) Cares Holiday Bike Drive and over the years, BIA has provided bikes to more than 6,750 children and to seventy-five different charities in San Diego. For Carolyna’s school toy drive at Solana Highlands Elementary School, her class had been asked to sponsor a family who was in need. Through the Solana Highlands Care and Share Program, each student was assigned to a specific family member to sponsor. Carolyna took a page from the girls’ godfather Eric, and decided she wanted to donate a bicycle for a sponsor family with children, along with helmets and other gifts. As sisters do, Emily decided to donate a bike for the family as well. The toy drive donated to children living in south east San Diego, Bario Logan, and Logan Heights. The sponsored children attend school at Cesar Chavez, Hamilton, Baker and Perkins Schools. Catryn Fowler, mother of the two girls, said, “Solana Pacific Elementary School’s goal was to ensure that each of these children received at least one present for Christmas, and the student’s generous donation may be the only gift that these children received during the holiday season. Many of these children live in shelters, in cars or are even homeless.” The Fowler sisters plan to continue their donation efforts in the future, motivated by their mother Catryn, Eric Jones, and the children that they help. 

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:::: STUDENT STAR

Sarina Nash Excels in Academics While Pursuing Her Modeling Career by JENNIFER FRAKES | photo by Emily Soto

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photo by Susie Talman

or Sarina Nash, it’s not unusual to balance photo shoots with homework and biology projects. She is a model, on the cusp of making it big, and an AP student at Torrey Pines High School whose GPA is as impressive as her modeling success. “I have a GPA of 3.88 right now and hope to be over 4.0 soon. In modeling, my biggest job so far was for the May 2013 issue of Seventeen Magazine,” related Sarina, who was discovered when she was thirteen. Since that chance meeting with a photographer outside a local supermarket, Sarina’s career has taken off. She is signed with two agencies – Stars Model Management in the United States and Name: Sarina Nash Cinq Deux Un Models School: Torrey Pines High School in Japan. “I spent Grade: 11 last summer working Parents: Teresa Spehar & Norman Nash in Tokyo. My mom came with me for two weeks, and after that, I was living and working in Tokyo on my own,” revealed Sarina. The independence that modeling has given Sarina is something of which her family is very proud. According to her mother, Teresa, Sarina has become a stronger and more world-savvy young

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woman because of her modeling career. “Sarina had the opportunity to personally talk with supermodel Coco Rocha recently, and she learned a great deal. Successful models are truly smart businesswomen who have to form a great sense of self-confidence,” stated Teresa. When it comes to school, Sarina enjoys problem-solving and learning about the world around her. She cites math and biology as her favorite subjects. “I love math because of the opportunity to learn new tricks and rules in the subject. I also like science and when I was in middle school, I participated in the Science Olympiad several times, earning medals both individually and with the Carmel Valley Middle School team,” stated Sarina. Now that she is a junior at TPHS, she is thrilled to have the chance to explore many different academic subjects, and learn from teachers and classmates who have unique talents and interests. Looking to the future, Sarina is open to anything, especially adventure. “I want to travel and hope to take a gap year to do so, maybe together with modeling, before heading to college. I’m not really sure about what career I want to pursue yet,” explained Sarina. It is safe to say that whatever path Sarina chooses, with her academic abilities and natural talents, she will be a star. ¢

“I have a GPA of 3.88 right now and hope to be over 4.0 soon. In modeling, my biggest job so far was for the May 2013 issue of Seventeen Magazine”

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t was just another cloudy day in San Diego, but over at the Ocean Air Recreation Center, instead of rain, they got snow. It was Snow Day at the Park, complete with tons of snow, sledding, and Santa. The morning began with a pancake breakfast, where residents could drop off toys for the Toys for Tots drive in exchange for a plate of pancakes and other breakfast goodies. Even Santa Claus was there to greet them and thank them for the contributions. The snow was piled high in small snow hills, the perfect angle for sledding. Attendees were also treated to bounce houses, face painting, arts and crafts, and many performances from local groups. ¢

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:::: YOUR NEIGHBOR’S RECIPE

Makes:

soft 8” corn tortillas 12 enchiladas tablespoons olive oil Total Time: tablespoons crushed garlic 60 minutes tablespoon seasoned salt pounds fresh, whole leaf spinach ounces sliced mushrooms each of sliced white onion and green bell pepper ounces Jalapeño Cheese Sauce (may substitute pepper jack cheese) 6 ounces Salsa Verde (3 ounces on each enchilada) 1/2 ounce Queso Cotija 12 3 2 1 2 12 1 3

Directions

Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add garlic, mushrooms, onions and peppers. Sauté until al dente, toss in fresh spinach leaves and sauté until slightly wilted then quickly fold in cheese sauce. Remove from heat. Warm tortillas on the griddle. Assemble each tortilla with 4 ounces of spinach mixture, roll into enchilada, top each enchilada with 3 ounces of Salsa Verde and sprinkle with Queso Cotijas. Serve with black beans, and Fiesta rice.

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pounds fresh tomatillos, washed and peeled bunch fresh cilantro yellow onion, peeled and quartered tablespoon crushed garlic yellow chiles tablespoon salt cups water

Makes: 3 cups Total Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Put tomatillos, onions and chiles in pot, cover with water, bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes. Drain water, put tomatillos, onion and chile in a blender, add all other ingredients and blend until liquefied.

1 pound washed black beans 1 ounce each of chopped onion, and red and green bell peppers 1 tablespoon crushed garlic 2 tablespoons salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano 6 cups water

Makes: 5 cups Total Time: 50 minutes

Directions

Put all ingredients in a 6 quart pot, bring to a boil. Simmer for 45 to 50 minutes. 1/2 3/4 1 1 1/2 2 1

butter cup corn starch cup 1/2 & 1/2 cup grated jack cheese cup chopped jalapeños tablespoons jalapeño juice teaspoon granulated garlic

Directions

Makes: 1 quart Total Time: 15 minutes

Melt butter in sauce pan, slowly whisk in corn starch to make roux, slowly add ½ & ½ and bring to boil. Turn off heat and add all other ingredients whisking until smooth.

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About the Chef Chef’s Name: Jesus “Chuy” de la Torre Profession: Chef at Casa Sol y Mar in 92130 Hobbies/ Interests: Cooking, painting, hiking, visiting local breweries, pairing handcrafted beers with new taste sensations Favorite Local Activity: Hiking in the back country About the Recipe: We are working on expanding the vegetarian choices on our menu that are not only made with healthy options but are bursting with flavor. We want our guests to have a variety of choices. About the Chef: I was raised in the San Fernando Valley and relocated to San Diego to join the team at Diane Powers’ Casa Sol y Mar restaurant. I have been a chef for thirteen years and love working with different spices and flavors to create new dishes. I test them on my girlfriend, family and our Casa Sol y Mar crew, to ultimately serve them to our guests. ¢ 2 1 1/4 1 1/4 1 2 1 1 1/2 2

tablespoons olive oil pound rice cup chopped yellow onion chopped tomato cup small chopped green bell pepper chopped celery stalk cloves chopped garlic tablespoon granulated garlic (8 ounces) can Hunts tomato sauce cup chicken broth cups water

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ounces sliced zucchini, yellow squash and green cabbage tablespoon olive oil teaspoon seasoned salt cup frozen corn cup bag frozen carrots and peas

Makes: 5 cups Total Time: 25 minutes

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Directions

Heat oil to fry temperature in a frying pan. Quickly fry rice, remove and drain. Sauté onions, bell peppers and celery in same pan until tender. Add tomatoes and slightly sauté. Cook rice in a 6 quart pot, cover with water, add chicken broth and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes until rice is tender and liquid is reduced. Once rice is done, sauté remaining vegetables with seasoned salt and toss into rice.


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:::: LOCAL TALENT

PROFILE

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CHE, KOHN, AND LIEBL BRING THEIR TALENTS AND ASPIRATIONS TO THE SAN DIEGO GULLS by KELLEY GUSICH | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography

SA N D I E G O GU L L S When many people think of ice hockey, they think good ice hockey only happens in Canada. But what if good San Diego players get to go to Canada? That’s what happened to the San Diego Gulls – a middle-school age team from 92130. The Gulls were invited last year to the largest tournament in the world: The Quebec Peewee Invitational. The three members spotlighted here unanimously feel that to be the most memorable experience of their young hockey lives. They were billeted by French families, went dog-sledding, and played in front of 3,000 people.

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Carmel Valley has been home to Mason Kohn since he was three, where he started playing hockey in 2009. He is inspired by Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins because of combined talent and work ethic-the same reason he likes the Bruins: “They aren’t made up of super stars, but they work really well as a team.” His goal is to play Division 1 Ice Hockey and hopefully get drafted to the NHL. It probably surprises readers to know that whenever he gets a new piece of hockey gear, he sleeps with it.

Isaac Che moved into Pacific Highland Ranch just two months ago. He started playing hockey at seven, and admires Patrice Bergeron not only for his great athleticism, but because he gives back to the community and visits sick kids at hospitals. “I look up to him,” Isaac told us, “and I hope that kids younger than me will feel the same way about me.” It might surprise readers to know Isaac also plays piano, clarinet and baritone.

Tyler Liebl has lived in Del Mar since birth and has been playing hockey since he was six. His hockey motivations are local: his father and grandfather both played high level hockey in Canada, and “My dad has inspired me to work hard since I was little.” He’d love to play for the Winnipeg Jets, because his father was born there. “I think the thing that would surprise people about me is when I am off the ice people would say that I wouldn’t hurt a fly, but when people see me on the ice hitting and playing really physical, they sometimes ask if that was really me out there.” ¢

Name: School: Grade: Parents:

Mason Kohn Carmel Valley Middle School 7 Andrew Kohn, Susan Nahama, Sharon Kohn (Stepmom) Siblings: Jade, Caleb, Mia, Courtney, Shelby

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Name: School: Grade: Parents: Sibling:

Isaac Che Carmel Valley Middle School 8 Lu Guo & Jianwei Che Vincent Che

Name: School: Grade: Parents: Sibling:

Tyler Liebl Earl Warren Middle School 8 Tammy & Geoff Liebl Noah


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:::: COMMUNITY STUFF Beth Am Preschool Honors Guard

Wishing For Mommy, HU Lee Foundation and ATA granted an award to Deborah Gibson, a guard who has been at Beth Am Preschool for over eight years, and was nominated by the student body. This is the first time a school nominated a mother with breast cancer. The Wish Warriors have been traveling nationwide performing for Pink Belt to raise fund for Wishing For Mommy. Mike Chat, Blue Power Ranger and founder of XMA, Channah Zeitung, youngest champion martial artist from San Diego, known for her TV debut on the Katie show in 2013, and Rayna Vallandingham, the youngest world champion with eleven titles, gave a pink belt demonstration before the grant is awarded. Master Shannon Coffee was also there representing ATA and the HU Lee Foundation.

Olympic Athlete in the Making

Katrina Schaber, a sophomore at Canyon Crest Academy (CCA), was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age. She overcame the disability by skiing as a way of physical therapy. She couldn’t imagine that she would one day be able to go to the Winter Olympic Games. Thanks to a special mentoring program by TD Ameritrade, Katrina is looking forward to experiencing what it’s like to be at the Olympics, meet other athletes, and see their experiences. You can help by using the hash tag #itaddsup on Twitter. Every mention of #itaddsup gets athletes like Katrina one mile closer to Sochi. “Athletes often say their first Olympic Games is overwhelming, because they’ve never experienced it before. We want to give that experience to these seven young athletes, so when they hopefully make the team in 2018, they can solely focus on performance and celebrate the little steps it took to get there,” said Denise Karkos, Chief Marketing Officer, TD Ameritrade, Inc., a broker dealer subsidiary of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation. Learn more about Katrina’s story on www.itaddsup. tdameritrade.com/young-athletes/katrina-schaber.

Volunteers Wanted at Ocean Air Rec Center

If volunteering is what you seek, then what better place would there be to look than your neighborhood recreation centers? But it’s not just volunteering, it’s making a difference in your community. The Ocean Air Recreation Center is looking to replenish their volunteer pool this year. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to come and help with a number of programs, special events, and grounds maintenance. You can come to help individually or as part of a group. Students who need credit for completing community service work can have their hours verified for services provided to the recreation center. Applications are available to pick up at the Ocean Air Recreation Center, and the minimum age to volunteer is 13. Come make a difference in your community today by becoming a Parks and Recreation Department volunteer. For more information, call 858-552-1687.

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Bocce For A Cause

Preparations are in full swing for the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary’s 18th Annual Turf Bocce Ball Tournament at the Del Mar Horse Park on March 23. Everyone is encouraged to save the date for this annual fundraiser and family day, targeted to raise over $50,000 for youth and humanitarian programs. Rotary Club members are currently signing up sponsors and auction donors. The title sponsor is the Essick-Sims Wealth Management Group at Merrill Lynch, but other sponsors are still needed, from court sponsor to VIP sponsor. “Although many people have said that they don’t know how to play bocce, it is amazing how only a few games will lead them to want a bocce set for a birthday or holiday present,” said Vicky Mallett, Bocce Tournament 2014 Co-Chair. All proceeds raised by the bocce tournament go to worthy activities, most of which benefit youth programs. This year, the two major beneficiaries are Reality Changers and Just In Time. For more information, see www.dmsbbocce.com or contact Vicky Mallett via vicky.mallett2@gmail.com.

Donate to the Nancarrow Healing Garden

Long time San Diego news anchor, Loren Nancarrow, passed away on Dec. 28 after a ten-month battle with brain cancer. Before his death, he and Susan Taylor, Executive Director of External Affairs at Scripps Health, came up with the idea to name the Healing Garden at the Scripps Radiation Therapy Center, “The Loren Nancarrow Healing Garden”. They have raised $108,000 out of the $500,000 needed to re-name the Healing Garden. There will be two benefit concerts to raise money: Feb. 9 at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach and Feb. 21 at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. To donate and see the video that Loren’s family created, visit www.scripps.org/loren.

Little Jumps, Big Changes!

During the month of February, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego will hold its 3rd Annual Little Jumps, BIG Changes campaign. Little Jumps provides lessons and knowledge to club members about how to lead active and healthier lifestyles, while also raising funds to support the Clubs’ three priority outcomes: academic cuccess, character development and healthy lifestyles. According to the Boys & Girls Clubs, this campaign is very important, given the alarming national statistics of childhood obesity and the serious health risks our youth face, such as diabetes and heart disease. They are asking everyone to make a minimum $15 donation to support the 25,000 youth served annually by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. To make a donation or for more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Diego head over to www.sdyouth.org/littlejumps.aspx.


New Chief of Staff for Scripps Memorial

The physicians at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla have elected Carmel Valley resident, M. Jonathan Worsey, M.D., as the new chief of staff of the 318-bed facility. Dr. Worsey took over as head of the 900-member physician team on Jan. 1. Dr. Worsey vowes to improve quality in the delivery of health care services to the more than 125,000 patients cared for annually at the hospital. “It is a great honor to be chosen to lead the world class medical staff that we have here at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Evans and the other distinguished chiefs of staff that preceded him,” said Dr. Worsey. “The changes and challenges facing health care providers, both physicians and hospitals, are perhaps greater now than at any time in a generation. I am looking forward to representing the medical staff in their continued collaboration with Scripps leadership to adapt to and thrive in this new environment so we can continue to provide the best medical care to our patients.”

Apply for Don Diego College Scholarships

Beginning in 2014, twelve high school seniors will head to college supported by scholarships from Don Diego Scholarship Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the San Diego County Fair. Together, this year’s dozen will enjoy $39,000 in funding. The Don Diego college scholarships are offered to outstanding high school seniors throughout San Diego who have participated in the San Diego County Fair and/or other activities with the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The deadline to apply is April 1. Eligibility requirements and the application form are at www.dondiegoscholarship.org/scholarships/dondiego-scholarship-application. For questions, contact Executive Director Chana Mannen at cmannen@sdfair.com or 858-792-4210.

Local Author Releases “Handbook” for Autism

Carmel Valley author and autism speaker, Chantal Sicile-Kira, has had a lifetime of experience helping with and teaching living skills for severely developmentally disabled and autistic adolescents. As a case manager for the Orange County Regional Center for Developmentally Disabled, Chantal provided information and resources to families. These work experiences would soon prove invaluable, when her son Jeremy was born and diagnosed with autism. Living in Paris, France, at the time, where the only treatment on offer was psychoanalysis, Chantal’s struggle to find appropriate treatment for her son led them to move to England and eventually to the United States. Chantal used her expertise and experience to write six books, and her award-winning book, “Autism Spectrum Disorders” (Penguin, 2004) has been re-written with updated material as the field of autism study grows. Jeremy, now a Torrey Pines High School alum and speaker for autism, has been writing editorials and appearing on television, presenting his life perspective with autism. Learn more about Chantal’s story at www.chantalsicile-kira.com.

CCA Envision Theatre’s Upcoming Shows

Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) Envision Theatre is thrilled to present William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”. A lifetime of Shakespeare’s experimenting with the tools of comedic storytelling lead us to Viola’s journey of loss, mistaken identity and foolery, The cast of Twelfth Night with Director Jason Maddy. on the island of Iliyria, shared Photo courtesy of Susan Farese. with some of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters and complimented by the early music of Billy Joel. CCA Envision Theatre is also thrilled to present “Les Miserables School Edition”. Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, Jean Valjean is released from his nineteen-year term and becomes the mayor of a prosperous town and a loving adoptive father – violating his parole in the process. The relentless Inspector Javert consequently pursues him. The CCA Foundation is a parent-led 501(c)(3) organization providing opportunities across academics, athletics, and the The cast of Les Miserables at rehearsal. arts. Donate online at Photo courtesy of Susan Farese. www.canyoncrestfoundation.org. Les Misérables School Edition is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

FIRST for The Grauer School

FIRST, which stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is a popular robotics competition for students in grade 9 through 12. Shockwave From left to right: Andrea Sanchez, K.J. Newman, Maddy Gardner, Robotics, The and David Lilburn. Not pictured: Erik Guetz, Alexandra Stibor, and Max Greiner. Grauer School’s FIRST robotics team, had a 4-0-1 record at the Los Angeles qualifier competition and was ranked 2nd place overall out of twenty-two teams going into the semifinals. The team was narrowly defeated in the final round and was a team finalist for the Control Award and the 3rd place winner of the Inspire Award. The outstanding results have qualified the team to move on to the Los Angeles Regional Championship in February. The team has over fifty percent new members with Andrea Sanchez, Erik Guetz, Max Greiner, and Alexandra Stibor joining returning teammates K.J. Newman, Maddy Gardner, and David Lilburn. Last year’s team won first place in the Inspire category at the Los Angeles Regional Championship, guaranteeing them a spot at the World Championship. This is the fifth year that The Grauer School has had a FIRST robotics team qualifiy for the World Championship every year since its inception.

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1. Jarod Alvarez (center) with Team Touche’ Fencing Center Owner/Coach Tedd Padgitt (right) and Coach Philippe Guy (left) after Jarod’s 3rd place finish at the Regional Youth Circuit fencing tournament held in Escondido. 2. Congregation Dor Hadash’s Blessing of the Animals. 3. Too hot to stay awake for a stroll! 4. Electrifying park play at Carmel Knolls park! 5. James and David Morris honoring military veterans. 6. North County DanceArts’ Tanya and Louis McKay at the Hoover Dam. 7. South Coast Training Stables trainers, Lacy Norris and Jessica Odom, celebrate another year of horseback riding with all the girls on the team at the annual awards banquet. 8. Join us every Tuesday at the JFS Coastal Club at Temple Solel! Lectures, exercise & more for 60 plus! 9. Carmel Valley boys on the 5th grade Solana Beach Cats All-Star Team. 10. Torrey Pines Girls Varsity Volleyball recently won CIF Championship. Congratulations to the girls!

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:::: IN THE SPOTLIGHT

personal attention, individual

care DRS. LEE AND VENUTI MAKE CHILDREN AND PARENTS FEEL AT EASE WHILE VISITING THE DENTIST by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Tyler McElhaney

As

one of the first pediatric dental offices in San Diego County, the doctors and staff at Torrey Pines Pediatric Dentistry have been providing care to local children since 1991. “Just as most children see a pediatrician instead of a general practitioner, pediatric dentistry is specialized for children and their unique needs. We have child friendly tools

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We take the time to get to know our

patients and educate them on good oral hygiene practices. We also explore all

treatment options and work together with

our patients and their parents to deliver the best care possible.”

and instruments, televisions mounted on the ceiling, individual headphones at each chair and a child-friendly play area in the waiting room,” explained Dr. Jaye Venuti, who along with Dr. Angela Lee are the principals of the practice. Both Drs. Lee and Venuti have extensive training in pediatric dentistry and are committed to providing comprehensive dental care to children in a comfortable, bright, and relaxing environment. The office offers preventative cleanings and exams, as well as dental sealants, fluoride treatments and white-colored fillings. “We also use digital charting and x-rays, as well as laser dentistry and the “Wand” which allows for painless injections. Each of these new technologies helps us to provide better care to our patients and increase their level of comfort during procedures,” stated Dr. Lee. SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENT


The Torrey Pines Pediatric Dentistry team works with children and their families to develop an individualized treatment plan that focuses on providing all of the educational tools necessary for patients to enjoy a cavity-free future. “We take the time to get to know our patients and educate them on good oral hygiene practices. We also explore all treatment options and work together with our patients and their parents to deliver the best care possible,” said Dr. Venuti.

ABOUT THE DOCTORS DR. ANGELA LEE

Dr. Lee graduated with honors from Boston University School of Dental Medicine and then pursued her training in pediatrics at the New York University College of Dentistry. She is an active member of local, regional and national pediatric dental groups, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In her spare time, Dr. Lee enjoys running, yoga, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

DR. JAYE VENUTI Dr. Venuti is best known for her “open door” policy in which she encourages parents to be an active participant in developing their children’s healthy oral hygiene habits. She is also committed to spending quality time with her patients, answering all questions about treatments and oral health in general. Dr. Venuti has two children of her own and is well-versed in working with children of all ages. 

AT A GLANCE Name of Business:

Torrey Pines Pediatric Dentistry

Lead Dentists:

Angela Lee and Jaye Venuti

Years in Position:

22 years

Year of Establishment:

1991

Address:

12395 El Camino Real #312, San Diego, CA 92130

Website:

www.torreypinespediatricdentistry.com

Email Contact:

info@torreypinespediatricdentistry.com

Phone:

858-259-0331

Description of Business: An office committed to the latest, safest and most advanced developments in pediatric dentistry. Much time is spent with each patient so that a thorough and comprehensive plan for a long life of smiling can be made easy!

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:::: COVER FEATURE

TAKE ME OUT TO THE

Ball Game DMALL and DMNLL Step Up to the Plate! photos by Zeena Gregg Photography

On

any given spring Saturday in 92130, hundreds of parents and players can be found gathering around the baseball diamonds for both Del Mar American Little League (DMALL) and Del Mar National Little League (DMNLL). While spectators enjoy fresh hot dogs and cracker-jacks, young players are learning

the fundamentals of teamwork and sportsmanship. With the abundance of players and talent that our young ballplayers bring to the table, it’s only a matter of time until we see a 92130 All-Star team battling their way to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. So get out your eye black, pop in some sunflower seeds, and work in that glove because Little League baseball season is back!

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I trust in God, I love my Country and will respect its Laws I will play fair, and strive to win. But win or lose, I will always do my best.


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:::: COVER FEATURE

Q&A

NAME: COMMUNITY: PROFESSION: EDUCATION: FAMILY INFORMATION: CONTACT INFORMATION: HOBBIES/INTERESTS:

with DMALL President,

DMALL At A Glance

Joe Caprice

Joseph J. Caprice Carmel Valley High Tech Sales and Business Strategy Director, Oracle Corporation Bachelor of Science Degree, Executive MBA Married 16 years to Christine, one son – Matt (13) president@delmaramerican.org Anything outdoors Name of Organization: Del Mar American Little League Website: www.delmaramerican.org Email: info@delmaramerican.org

What is the traditional Little League season for DMALL?

Are there any changes this season that players need to be aware of?

Spring is the traditional Little League season. Practices started late January/early February, with games beginning around March 1 and finishing late May or early June with post season tournaments. All-Star tournaments may continue through August culminating with a trip to Williamsport, PA and the opportunity to play in the Little League World Series.

Little League International make changes every year to enhance the experience. One change made very recently was the opportunity for players to play in either the little league where they live or where their school is located.

What is the goal of DMALL as a whole?

What is the history behind Del Mar American Little League (DMALL)? Del Mar Little League started in 1961 as an all volunteer program for our local area youth. Little League International is celebrating its seventyfifth anniversary this year. In 1964, Little League was granted and signed into law by the President Johnson, a Congressional Charter of Federal Incorporation. No other sports organization has been so recognized.

What is the make-up of the 2014 DMALL? More than 350 boys and girls age 5 to 14 will participate in DMALL this season.

There are four main goals right now for DMALL. The first goal is to provide a leadership program for our kids, teach them the merits of teamwork, and learn some baseball skills at the same time. Important life lessons are learned through practice, hard work, taking direction and teamwork. A second goal is to stress the importance of academics. DMALL recognizes student-athletes at its Academic All-American ceremony at the end of the season. A third goal is to continue to grow our junior umpire program, led by Doug Means. This program provides an excellent leadership opportunity for current and former players ages 11 to 18. Most recently Josh Bernstein, 18, has benefited greatly from the umpire program led by the umpiring expert himself, Doug Means. Lastly, DMALL has a goal of making Saturdays at Ashley Falls a place for families throughout the community to gather for the day to watch baseball games, eat at our Snack Shack, and watch kids of all ages come together and play.

What do the league registration fees cover? Annual fees cover equipment, field preparation, uniforms, baseballs, umpires and any other necessary items required to provide a safe, rewarding and fun experience.

How does a business or family become a sponsor? Sponsors are a major part of the lifeblood of little league. It is very easy to become a sponsor. All you need to do is go to our website, www.delmaramerican.org and click on the sponsorship tab. There are many different levels of sponsorship. It’s a great opportunity for local merchants to get exposure and, of course, to give back to the community that supports them so generously. Please contact Mike Maronde, sponsorship coordinator at sponsors@delmaramerican.org for further information.

How does DMALL run such an organized program? The seventeen member board works very hard at providing a smooth running program for the community. Each board member is responsible for multiple duties. The board meets once a month but individually works countless hours in between meetings. This is truly a working board. The dedication and professionalism that each board member brings to the table is very impressive. Every board member believes in the importance of community works hard to ensure the community feels connected. Some board members continue to serve long after their kids have aged out of the program.

Who are the current DMALL sponsors? There are many sponsors at different levels from merchants to generous individual families. There are many tremendous sponsorship opportunities available every season providing community wide exposure.

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Does DMALL hold any fundraisers? We really don’t, though it is something we should consider in the future. DMALL relies solely on annual player fees and the generosity of our sponsors.

How could a community member volunteer their time to help DMALL?

What is your role as DMALL president?

One can volunteer at the board level and/or the team level. The easiest way to volunteer is to contact a board member or the team manager. A volunteer form must be completed which is found on the website.

What is the biggest challenge that DMALL faces? Today’s kids have so many sporting options and diversions. Competitive sports teams, regardless of the sport, can and do play year round thanks to our wonderful climate. Kids can only do so much and therefore, something’s got to give. It’s somewhat discouraging when a player doesn’t continue for one reason or another.

My role as president is to oversee the whole program and assist each coordinator in making sure this is the best season ever.

What is the most rewarding thing of being DMALL president? The most rewarding aspect and motivation for me is giving back to the community and seeing kids not only develop their baseball skills but learn the importance of sportsmanship, working hard setting and achieving goals that will hopefully last a lifetime.

Please provide us with DMALL Opening Day information. Opening Day will be Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Ashley Falls, DMALL’s home field. Please refer to the website for exact time. 

DMALL 2014 BOARD MEMBERS David Altman – AA Division Coordinator

Mark Mendez – Single A Division Coordinator

Joe Caprice – President

Shelly Murphy – Webmaster and Information Officer

Greg Chachas – Juniors Division Coordinator

Steve O’Brien – T-ball and Coach Pitch Coordinator

Glenn Collins – Rookie Coordinator

Kirstin Pisacane – Snack Shack Coordinator

Allison Isaacman – Vice President/Registrar

Bryan Pruden – Equipment Manager

Mike Maronde – Sponsorship Coordinator

Wendi Santino – Secretary

Jeff Martini – Player Agent and Majors Coordinator

Doug Schulz – AAA Division Coordinator

Steve McDowell – Treasurer and Safety Officer

Margie Smith – Events Coordinator and

Doug Means – Umpire in Chief

Team Parent Coordinator

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:::: COVER FEATURE

Q&A

NAME COMMUNITY PROFESSION EDUCATION FAMILY INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION HOBBIES/INTERESTS DMNLL At A Glance

with DMNLL President,

Jeffrey L. Bernstein Carmel Valley Investment Fund Management Bachelor of Arts Married 21 years to Amy, three sons – Josh (18), Seth (15), and Matty (12) president@delmarnational.org Anything outdoors Name of Organization: Del Mar National Little League Website: www.delmarnational.org Email: info@ delmarnational.org

Jeff Bernstein

What is the traditional Little League season for DMNLL? Spring is the traditional little league season. Practices started late January /early February with games beginning around March 1 and finishing late May or early June with post season tournaments. All-Star tournaments may continue through August culminating with a trip to Williamsport, PA and the opportunity to play in the Little League World Series.

What is the goal of DMNLL as a whole?

What is the make-up of the 2014 DMNLL?

The goal is to provide a leadership program for our kids, teach them the merits of teamwork, and learn some baseball skills at the same time. Important life lessons are learned through practice, hard work, taking direction and teamwork. A second goal is growing our junior umpires program, led by Mike Gormley. It provides an excellent leadership opportunity for current and former players ages 11 to 18. My oldest son, Josh, 18, has benefitted greatly from the umpiring program led by the umpiring expert himself, Doug Means, who we lost to Del Mar American this year. A third goal equally as important as the others, is our “All American Academic Program” encouraging academic excellence.

More than 300 boys and girls age 5 to 14 will participate in Del Mar National Little League this season.

Are there any changes this season that players need to be aware of?

What is the history behind Del Mar National Little League (DMNLL)? Del Mar Little League started in 1961 as a nonprofit all volunteer program for our local area youth. Our parent organization, Little League International, is celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary this year. In 1964, Little League was granted and signed into law by President Johnson, a Congressional Charter of Federal Incorporation. No other sports organization has been so recognized.

Little League International make changes every year to enhance the experience. One change made very recently was the opportunity for players

to have the choice to participate in the little league where they live or where their school is located.

What do the league registration fees cover? Annual fees cover equipment, field preparation, uniforms, baseballs, umpires and any other necessary items required to provide a safe, rewarding and fun experience.

How does a business or family become a sponsor? Sponsors are a major part of the lifeblood of little league. It is very easy to become a sponsor. All you need to do is go to our website, www.delmarnational.org and click on the “documents” tab. There are many different levels to sponsor. It’s a great opportunity for local merchants to get exposure and of course to give back to the community that supports them so generously. For further information, please contact Mike Feinman, sponsorship coordinator at sponsors@delmarnational.org.

How does DMNLL run such an organized program? The fifteen member board works very hard at providing a smooth running program for the community. Each board member is responsible for multiple duties. The board meets once a month but individually works endless hours in between meetings. This is truly a working board. The dedication and professionalism that each board member brings to the table is very impressive but it makes one reflect on the importance of community and how lucky our area is to have such selfless members dedicate their precious time while serving on the board and continues even after leaving the board assisting new board members.

Who are the current DMNLL sponsors? There are many sponsors at different levels including law firms, medical practices, local merchants and very generous individual families. There are many tremendous sponsorship opportunities available every season providing community-wide exposure.

Does DMNLL hold any fundraisers? We really don’t, though it is something we should consider in the future. DMNLL relies solely on annual player fees and the generosity of our sponsors.

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How could a community member volunteer their time to help DMNLL? One can volunteer at the board level and/or the team level. The easiest way to volunteer is to contact a board member or the team manager. A volunteer form must be completed which is found on the website.

What is the biggest challenge that DMNLL faces? Today’s kids have so many sports options and diversions. Competitive sports teams regardless of the sport can and do play year round thanks to our wonderful climate. Kids can only do so much and therefore something’s got to give. It makes me sad when a player doesn’t continue for one reason or another, though, I understand completely.

What is the most rewarding thing of being DMNLL president? The most rewarding aspect and motivation for me is giving back to the community that has given so much to my three boys that have gone through the little league program. Little League was such a big part of my childhood and seeing the DMNLL players having fun brings back personal memories that surprisingly don’t seem so long ago.

What is your role as DMNLL president? My role as president is to oversee the whole program and assist each coordinator in making sure this is the best season ever. Larry Jackel, past president and current treasurer, is instrumental in helping me carry out those duties. He has made many positive changes the past few years as president which makes my job simple (or tougher?) in just trying to improve on them.

Please provide us with DMNLL Opening Day information. Opening day will be Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Sage Canyon, DMNLL’s home field. We have a great program planned that hopefully gets the players fired up for the season. A Majors game, DMNLL’s most competitive division, caps off the festivities. It’s a wonderful community experience. Please refer to www.delmarnational.org for exact time and details.

DMNLL 2014 BOARD MEMBERS Gary Anderson – Fields

Lisa Miramontes – Snack Shack Coordinator

Rob Beasely – Equipment Manager

Adam Morgan – Player Agent and Majors Coordinator

Jeffrey Bernstein – President

Bob Reily – Registrar, Safety Officer and

Mike Feinman – Sponsorship Coordinator

T-Ball Coordinator

Mike Gormley – Chief of Umpires

Russ Schreier – AAA and AA Division Coordinator

Larry Jackel – Treasurer

Ward Wilsey – Webmaster and Information Officer

Sylvia Lowell – Team Parent Coordinator

Theresa Wurl – Secretary

Jon Maki – Events Coordinator David Mitchell – Rookie and Single A Division Coordinator

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:::: DENTISTRY PROFILE

ALL-IN-ONE DENTIST DR. CARL H. SMITH: A “SUPER GENERALIST” DENTIST WITH MULTIPLE FORTE’S by LINDA FRABL | office photo by Tyler McElhaney

CARL H. SMITH, DDS PROFILE Hometown: San Diego Education: Marquette University Dental School Family: Wife, three children and four grandchildren Affiliations: Diplomate, American Society of Osseointegration Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantologists Associate Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry Member, American College of Oral Implantology Member, American Association of Endodontists Member, American Academy of General Dentistry Member, American Dental Association Member, California Dental Association Member, San Diego County Dental Association Member, Omicron Kappa Upsilon – honorary dental society

Practicing: Endodontics, Periodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics and Implant Surgery

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hard enough to find the time to “Diplomate” honor by both the American Society of schedule dental appointments, let Osseointegration and the International Congress of alone additional specialist referrals. Oral Implantology. Thankfully, Dr. Carl Smith is a “Super Generalist” Happily ensconced in his current La Jolla/ dentist, competent in all phases of oral medicine University City office location since 1993, Dr. Smith and surgery, eliminating the need to see multiple practices adult general and implant dentistry. specialists. “Patients are able to receive all of their His office accepts all dental PPO insurances. treatment in one office, no matter how complex Intravenous sedation/general anesthesia can be the treatment, rather than having to travel to used if necessary. Conscious of his patients’ time, multiple offices for each phase of treatment,” Dr. Dr. Smith admitted, “I’m a stickler for staying on Smith explained. He continued, “The highlight for time. I don’t like to make my patients wait.” my clients is the feeling of relief when they are Naturally, this tooth titan has a dedicated crew. finished with their treatment and have experienced Dr. Smith works closely with his son, Randey C. a no-stress, pain-free visit. Our patient’s dental Smith, one of only two Oral Design dental ceramists health and comfort is our primary focus and of in California. “His specialty is in creating porcelain utmost importance.” veneers, crowns and bridges with all of the subtle Spending his childhood summers as a nuances of natural teeth,” Dr. Smith explained. Dr. deckhand on sport fishing boats in Point Loma, Smith has two registered dental hygienists who have Dr. Smith made a splash by landing on the dean’s worked alongside him for over 20 years and his honor list at San Fernando Valley State College registered dental assistant has been with him for 17 (now Cal State University Northridge) and ultimately years. They are completely devoted to this all-in-one graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Marquette dentist, as are his patients. ¢ University Dental School – ranking number one in the history of the Name of Business: Carl H. Smith, DDS school. After opening Owner: Carl H. Smith, DDS his first practice in Point Years in position: 43 Loma, Dr. Smith was Year of establishment: 38 asked to join the San Office Manager: Kristen G. Malloch Address: 8899 University Center Lane #185 Diego County Dental San Diego, CA 92122 Society Peer Review Website: carlhsmithdds.com Committee where he Email: carlhsmith@att.net served for 14 years, Phone: 858-458-9000 acting as chairman Description of business: Practicing all phases of adult general for nine. He was also and implant dentistry bestowed the highest

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:::: PHARMACY PROFILE

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PRESCRIPTIONS Carmel Valley Pharmacy:

Friendly Convenience with Personalized Service by LINDA FRABL | photos by Tyler McElhaney

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ost of us have waited forever to see a doctor, and then been forced to wait even longer for our prescriptions. Although there are no shortages of big-box, chain-store pharmacies, their usual delays with getting prescriptions filled make us long for a magical place where a friendly, knowledgeable pharmacist can quickly fill our orders; or better yet, have them delivered directly to our homes. Lo and behold, Carmel Valley Pharmacy, owned by Tarek El-Ansary, is the answer to our prayers. Having recently opened in December of 2013, Carmel Valley Pharmacy was borne out of the neighborhood’s need for friendly convenience. Carmel Valley resident Tarek explained, “I’ve heard many neighbors express their extreme frustration when dealing with the chain pharmacies in the area. They would compare it to going to the DMV – ‘a necessary but negative experience.’ When they found out I owned and ran a pharmacy in East County, they wished I would open a pharmacy here. This community clearly understands that small businesses give much more personalized service than the chain stores.” Thanks to Carmel Valley Pharmacy’s warm and peaceful environment, customers are instantly put at ease. In addition, they are shocked at how fast their prescriptions are ready, not to mention the

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one-on-one helpfulness. Tarek emphasized, “We know that your time is priceless and we focus on getting your prescription done in less than ten minutes. We also understand that patients have probably spent much of their day waiting to see their doctor and might not feel their best. With that level of empathy, we approach each patient with a very high level of compassion. Overall we know that our success is in providing a level of customer service that far exceeds our competition.” The pharmacy service includes offering specialized “compounded” medications, which are necessary when a medication’s strength, dosage form or ingredient is no longer available by the drug manufacturers. Tarek said, “We can compound the medication to the exact specification of your doctor; that also includes veterinary medicine for pets.” Carmel Valley Pharmacy also provides a same-day home delivery service, and accepts all major insurance plans. Tarek concluded, “I am very eager to learn the needs of the community, whether it be specific herbal medications, immunizations, sport injury rehab or prevention, or gift/boutique items.” So the next time you need your prescription filled, visit this wonderful new pharmacy, and enjoy the courteous-and-quick attention you’ll receive. 

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aron Acosta is a busy kid on his way to stardom. He keeps up with homework as an eighth grader at Carmel Valley Middle School, is recording an album with Chino Nuñez, and got to star in the San Diego-based film, “The Slingers — The Kickball Movie”. When asked what it was like to work on his first film, Aaron said, “It is a different kind of acting [from theatre]. You have to act more with your face and eyes. Plus, you do every scene several times from different angles.” The Slingers introduces Aaron in the lead role of Bradley, a teenager who, with his sister Brianna (played by Emma Rose Maloney), rallies a team of underprivileged kids to take on the world of organized kickball. The entire cast was assembled primarily from San Diego County kids and actors. The film was written and directed by David E. Ruiz, who is also from San Diego. Jody Taylor, Aaron’s publicist from Sixty5 Media, said, “One thing I can tell you, working as the film’s and Aaron’s publicist, is Aaron really works hard ... this kid made sacrifices over the summer during filming. When his friends were going to the beach, the movies, skateboarding, etc., Aaron was doing table reads, rehearsals, and shooting the film.” She added, “He was very focused, and he came to set more prepared than some veteran adult actors I have personally worked with.” That’s some high praise, and well-deserved for Aaron.

You can find Aaron’s first two songs on iTunes: “Dream Lover” and “Betcha By Golly Wow.” Dream Lover was originally recorded by Bobby Darin, and Aaron’s version has a Bachata twist. Betcha by Golly Wow is a salsa version of the R&B classic originally recorded by The Stylistics. As for The Slingers, keep an eye on their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/thekickballmovie, for future screenings and events. 

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:::: IN OUR OWN BACKYARD

TO THE MUSEUM! Unleash Your Inner Explorer

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his February is the 25th Annual Museum Month in San Diego. This year will feature top exhibits, such as The San Diego Natural History Museum’s “Real Pirates” exhibit opening Feb. 8, the Coronado Museum of History & Art will present “100+ Years of Coronado Yachting” and Mingei Museum will present “Function and Fantasy”. Getting into these events is easy, and at half the normal admission. Head to any Macy’s store and pick up a Museum Month pass, and you will be granted discounted access to more than forty museums, stretching from the Tijuana border to Oceanside. The roster of museums spans to the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, USS Midway Museum, The New Children’s Museum, Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego Museum of Art, and more. For a special Valentine’s Day date, take your significant other for romantic date at Balboa Park: enjoy a few museums, dinner at the Prado, and amazing photographic spots around the park. Or take a bayside walk down by Seaport Village and explore the USS Midway Museum. From adventurers and nature lovers, to the culture-curious, art enthusiast and more, there is something for everyone at participating museums and historical sites during Museum Month. For more information, and addresses for all forty-two museums, go to www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org. 

ENJOY THE FOLLOWING MUSEUMS WITH A FREE MUSEUM MONTH PASS FROM MACY’S Barona Cultural Center & Museum Birch Aquarium at Scripps Bonita Museum & Cultural Center California Surf Museum Coronado Museum of History & Art Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum Gaslamp Museum at Wm. H. Davis House Heritage of the Americas Museum Japanese Friendship Garden Junipero Serra Museum La Jolla Historical Society Living Coast Discovery Center Lux Art Institute Maritime Museum of San Diego

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:::: HEALTHY LIVING

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or most people who have lived with allergies their entire life, it is difficult to believe that they could simply get rid of them. However, according to Dr Kusum Sharma who is board certified in Allergy and Immunology, this is actually possible. According to her, when someone is allergic to something, they have the following three options: 1. They could avoid what they are allergic to. This prevents an allergic reaction from happening. This approach is commonly used for drug and food allergies. Since other effective drugs are available, doctors simply avoid the drug a person is allergic to. People allergic to certain foods avoid those particular foods. People with cat or dog allergies can try to avoid exposure to them. However it becomes difficult with other environmental allergens like pollens and dust mites that are found everywhere. 2. They could take medications to suppress the effects of the allergic reaction. For seasonal allergies and asthma, most people take this approach. They take over the counter allergy medications or prescription medications given by their doctor. Often the symptoms are not completely

controlled and people learn to live with their allergies. Also, this entails taking medications daily for prolonged periods of time. 3. They could “give up” their allergies by being de-sensitized to the particular allergens. This third option allows an allergic person to decrease their sensitivity to allergy causing substances, so that exposure to the offending allergen (pollen, mold, dust mites, animal dander, stinging insects, foods like milk and egg, drugs, etc.) will result in fewer/less severe or no symptoms. Desensitization is commonly done for medications like aspirin, penicillin and other drugs when the particular drug will be of benefit and no substitutes are available. Recently, desensitization to egg and milk has been possible in many cases. Venom immunotherapy allows for desensitization to bee, wasp and hornet venoms. “Allergy shots” or immunotherapy is a similar approach that desensitizes to seasonal allergens. This approach works in 8590% of allergic patients. It typically takes about 6-8 months of weekly injections to achieve the final or maintenance dose. This seems to discourage many people. However, Dr Sharma has devised what she

Dr. Kusum Sharma is the Director, Allergy & Asthma Clinics at AKANE Institute of Allergy, Asthma & Sleep Medicine located in Scripps Ranch and La Jolla. She specializes in seasonal, food, drug, gluten, mold, cosmetic & skin allergy, asthma, sinus problems and hives.

calls “Cluster Immunotherapy- AKANE protocol” so she can get the same results by giving fewer injections over a significantly shorter duration, typically 2-3 months. Once the maintenance dose is reached, it is continued once a month for 3-5 yrs. “Results are astounding” says Dr Sharma, “I see sneezing, dripping, stuffiness and even snoring disappear.” She is very excited about all the new research in this area. Sublingual immunotherapy or allergy drops delivered in the mouth instead of the allergy injections are now being reviewed by the FDA. For people with just grass allergy, a grass tablet is being formulated to take just before grass season. If you suffered from allergies last year, this is your time to take action. Start this year with a new goal. Find out what causes your allergies, and which of the above three approaches is best for you. 

Dr Anoop Karippot is the Director, Snoring & Sleep Center at AKANE Institute of Allergy, Asthma & Sleep Medicine located in Scripps Ranch and La Jolla. He specializes in sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs,narcolepsy and other sleep disorders.

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Family Finances:

Q&A with a Financial Advisor by Richard H. Fogg, CFP®

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hen family and finances intersect, things can often get complicated. Asking for help and receiving advice before making important decisions can make a big difference in how you feel about your finances. Here are answers to some common family finance questions:

Q

I’m considering contributing to a Health Savings Account rather than a traditional health insurance plan. What should I think about before making the switch?

A

An HSA is a low premium, high deductible plan that allows you to save money tax-free for your healthcare expenses. An HSA can be a good option for you and your family if you don’t visit the doctor often. Before you sign up, be sure to calculate the true amount of what you may spend annually. Calculate how much you’re willing and able to put into your HSA account and stick to a systematic deposit plan.

Q

My 16 year old daughter is a dedicated student and is involved in several extra-curricular activities. She doesn’t have much free time, but I think working part-time is important for teens. Should I encourage her to get a job?

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I want to teach my children good money management skills. How old should they be before I start paying them allowance?

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them to make their own decisions about what to purchase with their money, and encourage them to save for pricier “wants” by creating a chart in which they can track their progress. If they choose to spend their savings before reaching their goal, explain the trade-offs that come with making that choice.

You can begin teaching your children about money as soon as they’re old enough to put coins in their piggy bank. One approach is to start by giving them small amounts of money in exchange for chores or tasks. Allow

Working part-time goes a long way in teaching young adults the value of money and helping them get a jump-start on their post-grad resumé. If she has friends that work or if she really wants the extra spending money, she might voluntarily choose to give up an extracurricular in favor of a job. If you expect her to help fund her college education expenses, it’s crucial that you explain this to her now so she can make trade-offs in her busy schedule and begin saving money.

Q

My sister has always been financially irresponsible and keeps asking me if I can loan her money. When should I cut her off?

A

If the money you’re lending to your sister is jeopardizing your current – or future – financial situation, you need to have a conversation with her right away because the financial health of you and your family is most

important. By prioritizing your own financial goals and stability, you may even have the ability to comfortably help family members in the future. If your sister is really in need of help with necessities or to fund an unexpected short-term expense, consider creating a written document containing how much you’ve lent to her, and under what terms. Use it to clarify your expectations of when and how you anticipate her paying you back.

Q

I want to start taking better care of my finances. What kinds of resolutions should I set for myself to begin my money makeover?

A

Looking at the big picture is the best thing you can do to evaluate your money management. Take time to step back and consider what you’re really trying to achieve overall. Make a list of all your financial obligations and goals – from daily expenses to long-term plans. Then start prioritizing, being honest with yourself about the “need to haves” like retirement savings and “nice to haves” like tuition paid in full for your college-bound child. Also re-evaluate the products and policies you already have in place and ensure you’re making the most of options like your employer’s 401(k) match. Lastly, develop an emergency savings for minimizing the amount of risk that unexpected events like an illness or divorce, will have on your financial security.

With 16 years of providing comprehensive fee-based financial, investment, retirement and estate planning, Richard Fogg and his team know clients value their unique approach, experienced advice and the outstanding level of personal service provided. Based in Carmel Valley, the Fogg team is appreciated by clients for bringing experience and integrity to help them achieve their hopes, dreams and aspirations. Fogg & Associates is an Ameriprise Platinum Financial Services® practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

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2013 Falcon Sports Spring Preview

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t’s going to be another championship spring at Torrey Pines High School. Many of our athletic programs are poised to repeat as CIF section champions. Under the leadership of Coach Jono Zissi, the boys lacrosse team looks to return as one of the top ranked teams in the West. The lacrosse team has five players who have committed to college programs. The girls lacrosse program is coming off of a strong finish last year and is expected to be competitive. Coach Kaitlin Swagart’s team will be experienced, as many of the starters are returning.

Our spring programs have outstanding individual athletes. The boys track team will be led by senior Tal Braude, who won a state championship earlier in the year. The boys tennis team has individual standout and CIF individual champion, Taylor Fritz. Falcon baseball is teambuilding and building a new state-of-the-art batting facility. Head baseball coach, and former MLB star Kirk McCaskill, has assembled an impressive coaching staff. Softball Coach John Moore and his championship team looks toward a third consecutive title. The softball team has a strong

Girls Varsity Softball

Girls Lacrosse

Boys Golf

Boys Lacrosse

Boys Track & Field

Girls Track & Field

Head Coach: Jon Moore Last Year’s Record: 23 – 11 First Practice: Feb. 22 First Game: March 7

Head Coach: Jon Zissi Last Year’s Record: 18 – 3 First Practice: Feb. 22 First Game: March 7

Head Coach: Kaitlin Swagart Last Year’s Record: 11 – 8 Tryouts: Feb. 22 Practice: Feb. 24 Game: March 11 Head Coach: Mike Stevens Last Year’s Record: 2 – 3 Practices Begin: Feb. 22 First Meet: March 13

group of returning fielders. Our gymnastics program finished as a top ranked team and qualified for the CIF championships. Coach Sarena Mezzacappa will be in her second year as head coach. Two of our programs have the opportunity to win an impressive 5th consecutive CIF title. Both the boys golf and the girls swim teams are returning with four championships. Good luck to golf coach, Chris Drake, and swim coach, Richard Contreras, and the rest of the Falcons this spring! ~ Charles Doerrer, Athletic Director

Swim and Dive

Head Coach: Chris Drake Last Year’s Record: 32 – 4 Practices Begin: Feb. 22 First Game: March 5

Head Coach: Richard Contreras Last Year’s Record: Girls 7 – 0, Boys 5 – 2 Practices Begin: Feb. 22 First Match: TBD

Head Coach: Charlenne Falcis-Stevens Last Year’s Record: 4 – 1 Practices Begin: Feb. 22 First Meet: March 13

There was no current information for Tennis at the time of print. Please see www.tphs.net for updates

2013 Ravens Sports Spring Preview

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anyon Crest Academy is very much looking forward to the 2014 spring campaign! As we head into the spring season, our athletic programs continue to progress. After having captured a dozen league championships during the past three school years, the Ravens have now won three CIF titles within the past calendar year (girls lacrosse, boys cross country, and field hockey). We have also had several teams advance to the second or third round of the CIF playoffs. So as we head into the spring 2014 season, the Ravens are extremely excited about what is

Baseball

Head Coach: Mike Hymes Last Year Record: 13 – 20 Practices Begin: TBA First Game: TBA

Boys Golf

Head Coach: Tom Lockhart Last Year’s Record: 13 – 8 Practices Begin: Feb. 27 First Game: March 10

taking place in our athletics program! This spring, CCA will feature approximately 450 athletes. Our boys and girls lacrosse teams, baseball team, softball team, boys tennis team, boys volleyball team, boys golf team, track & field team, and our swim and dive team are all looking forward to competing this spring. They have been working hard to prepare, and our athletes and coaches believe that they will have an outstanding season. As an assistant principal and athletic director, I am proud to say that CCA studentathletes dedicate themselves to becoming the

Girls Lacrosse

Head Coach: Rebecca Kingsbury Last Year’s Record: 14 – 6 Practices Begin: Feb. 22 First Game: March 11

Softball

Head Coach: Sari-Jane August Last Year’s Record: 3 – 14 Practices Begin: Feb. 22 First Game: March 8

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Boys Lacrosse

Head Coach: Kaveh Shakeri Last Year’s Record: 12 – 9 Practices Begin: Feb. 22 First Game: March 4

Track & Field

best they can be, both in the classroom and in the sports arena. They work hard to represent not only themselves, but also their school, parents and community. It is an absolute pleasure to watch our student-athletes as they go about their business on a daily basis. Our Ravens are true representatives of what competitive, hard-working, and thoughtful athletes should be. We look forward to a competitive and fulfilling spring season! ~ Jeff Copeland, Athletic Director

Boys Tennis

Varsity Head Coach: Larry Belinsky Last Year’s Varsity Record: 14 – 4 Practices Begin: March 3 First Match (non-league): March 11

Head Coaches: Ted Thompson & Andy Corman Last Year’s Record: Boys 0 – 4, Girls 0 – 4 Practices Begin: Feb. 24 First League Meet: April 3

Swim & Dive

Head Coach: Nico Kintz Last Year’s Record: N/A Practices Begin: Feb. 22 First Game: TBD

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:::: REAL ESTATE WATCH

The Surging Carmel Valley Real Estate Market

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veryone has been talking about the recent surge in Carmel Valley real estate, and now the numbers support the claim. 2013 was a banner year for sales in Carmel Valley with an 18% gain over 2012. The most significant rise was in the $1M to $2M price range; 153 sales in 2012 compared to 226 in 2013. However, under $1M was steady and will continue to be a desirable price point for transplants. What does this mean? Buyer confidence in the value of homes and, of course, the continued low interest rates. Clearly, we know how desirable Carmel Valley is to professionals because of the outstanding schools, proximity to high-tech companies, location and lifestyle. Recently, we received an inquiry from a prospective buyer wanting to relocate from Nevada. They searched the internet looking for the best school district to transfer their children into, and Carmel Valley was at the top of the list! They knew nothing about the area and relied upon our expertise. Hopefully, they’ll be moving into their new

home in the spring and enrolling their children into one of the many fine elementary schools in Del Mar Unified and Solana Beach School Districts and outstanding middle and high schools in San Dieguito High School District.. With Qualcomm, Northrop-Grumman, Lockheed, and several other San Diego companies hiring, the Carmel Valley real estate market should continue to soar. Inventory is very low and, there are still many buyers. Those two factors make it the right time to sell... It’s a seller’s market! Call us 858-243-5278 for in depth market valuation of your home. ¢

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Est SF

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3

1,413

650,000

Price

Address 5227 Sandhill Ter

4

3

3,293

1,115,000

12684 Carmel Country Rd # 10

3

3

1,535

659,000

13175 Capstone Dr

4

4

3,071

1,150,000

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3

3

1,747

665,000

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3

2,720

1,150,000

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3

1,766

680,000

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5

4

3,137

1,163,000

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3

1,803

750,000

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5

5

3,516

1,180,000

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3

3

2,119

765,000

14025 Calle Cardenas

5

4

3,882

1,192,000

12534 Manifesto Pl

3

3

1,646

780,000

10644 Corte Acuario

4

4

3,924

1,200,000

3944 San Augustine

4

3

2,649

780,000

11109 Corte Mar De Cristal

4

5

3,090

1,231,000

5773 Cape Jewels Trl

4

3

2,056

790,000

5778 Aster Meadows Pl

5

5

3,622

1,245,000

12488 Carmel Cape

3

3

1,803

806,876

12770 Sandy Crest Ct

4

4

3,358

1,250,000

12747 Futura St

4

3

2,209

830,000

3974 Via Cangrejo

4

4

3,172

1,251,000

6127 Blue Dawn Trl

4

3

2,165

840,000

5220 White Emerald Dr

5

4

3,504

1,255,000

3962 Montefrio Ct

4

3

2,207

859,000

3956 Lago Di Grata Cir

5

4

3,246

1,275,000

3940 Tynebourne Cir

4

3

2,583

875,500

5143 Seashell Pl

5

6

3,779

1,280,000

11272 Laurelcrest Dr

4

3

2,197

886,000

5148 Great Meadow Dr

4

3

2,724

1,313,000

13579 Lopelia Meadows Pl

4

3

2,630

898,000

4739 Reedley Terrace

4

4

3,300

1,330,000

13555 Sage Mesa Rd

4

3

2,624

920,000

5711 Brittany Forrest Ln

6

6

4,687

1,350,000

4917 Bridle Ridge Ct

5

3

2,691

940,000

5038 Seagrove Cv

5

5

3,910

1,590,000

4646 Vereda Luz Del Sol

4

3

2,717

941,000

11670 Tierra Del Sur

4

3

1,944

1,630,000

4993 Brookburn Dr

4

3

2,451

946,000

5143 Seagrove Cv

4

4

4,716

1,750,000

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4

4

3,324

950,000

10725 Cherry Hill Drive

5

5

4,676

1,780,000

4647 Corte Sol Del Dios

4

3

2,683

960,000

13258 Caminito Mendiola

4

4

4,342

1,928,000

4873 Carriage Run Dr

4

3

2,402

961,500

6242 Belmont Trail Ct

5

6

6,235

2,546,508

5234 Caminito Exquisito

5

3

2,475

975,000

6745 Rancho Toyon Pl

5

5

5,612

2,600,000

5604 Willowmere Ln

5

3

2,507

1,000,000

4647 Rancho Laguna Bend

5

6

5,697

2,645,500

3657 Foxgrove Pl

4

4

3,071

1,015,000

4552 Rancho Del Mar Trl

6

7

11,970

5,800,000

12723 Calle De La Siena

5

3

2,541

1,065,000

(complete list of homes sold in 92130 at www.92130magazine.com)

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

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† Based on 2012-2013 Advanced Placement Index (API) scores. Before making a decision to purchase in this community, prospective buyer should independently verify your child’s eligibility to attend certain schools. Persons in photos do not reflect racial preference and housing is open to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. Prices, plans, and terms are effective on the date of publication and subject to change without notice. Square footage/acreage shown is only an estimate and actual square footage/acreage will differ. Buyer should rely on his or her own evaluation of useable area. Depictions of homes or other features are artist conceptions. Hardscape, landscape, and other items shown may be decorator suggestions that are not included in the purchase price and availability may vary. No view is promised. Views may also be altered by subsequent development, construction,and landscaping growth. This ad contains general information about a new home community in California and it is not an offer or the solicitation of an offer for the purchase of a new home. This information is not directed to residents of any other state that requires registration or permit issuance prior to the publication of such information. Plans to build out this neighborhood as proposed are subject to change without notice. Standard Pacific Corp. California Real Estate License No. 01138346. © 2014 Black Mountain Ranch LLC. All rights reserved.


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