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92130 MAGAZINE AUGUST+SEPTEMBER 2018

ON THE COVER 12 24 26

STUDENT STAR

Anne Liu

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Pacific Arts Dance Center

THE COASTAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

FEATURES 13 18 20

RB CHORALE SCHOLARSHIP

30 32

NEW LIFE HOUSE

BUILDING COMMUNITY

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The Coastal Community Foundation has been supporting nonprofits, students, and other local projects in North Coastal communities for over 30 years. Join our conversation with CCF Executive Director Sharon Omahen to find out how.

BGCSD FOUNDATION PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIPS

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TORREY PINES ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

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BEAUTY PROFILE

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STUDIO WEST

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COVER PHOTO: Members of the Coastal Community Foundation Cover photo by Alan Smith Photography

GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD LOCAL FAMILY

The Douglas Family

DANCE COMPANY PROFILE

Inspired Movement Dance & Performing Arts

SKY Facial Plastic Surgery

CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC HIGH’S NEW WATER POLO COACH IN OUR OWN BACKYARD

Summertime in Mission Bay

DEPARTMENTS 8 10 16 22 23 46

COMMUNITY CALENDAR SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS TASTE BUDZ OUT & ABOUT PHOTOS COMMUNITY STUFF LIBRARY CALENDAR

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FROM THE PUBLISHER VOL. 7, NO. 3 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

Jessica Breaux

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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!

ASSO C IAT E E DI TO R S

Lainey Kral Samantha Edwards GRA P H IC D E S I G NE R S

Shari Canete Traci Sally P H OTO G R A PHY

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 D E L• S O L M A G A Z I N E REAL ESTATE TALK

The 2018 Real Estate Issue takes a closer look at the state of the Del Mar and Solana Beach real estate scene.

WELL-ROUNDED FAMILY

S TAY I N F O R M E D . S TAY C O N N E C T E D .

From sports and volunteering to traveling and downtime at home, the Beros family does it all.

Take a quick look across town with some of the other ZCode Magazines.

HELLO SUMMER!

Solana Beach welcomed the season with the 39th Annual Fiesta del Sol, featuring live music, carnival rides, games, kids activities, arts and crafts, food, vendors, and more. For more information and articles visit www.delsolmagazine.com.

92067 MAGAZINE THE RETURN OF REAL ESTATE

ZCode’s 2018 Real Estate Issue takes a look at the state of the Rancho Santa Fe real estate scene.

A SECOND CHANCE

Mike McCarthy founded nonprofit Rescue Express to bring shelter animals to their new homes.

TRAVEL AND HOME LIFE

LOCAL STORIES. LOCAL PHOTOS. Visit www.zcodemedia.com

The Pierce family loves coming home to Rancho Santa Fe in between their worldwide adventures. For more information and articles visit www.92067magazine.com.

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KEEPING IT REAL ESTATE

LET’S GET REAL ESTATE

THE REAL ESTATE STORY

Learn the latest statistics and get the inside scoop on local real estate professionals highlighted in the 2018 Real Estate Issue.

The 2018 Real Estate Issue takes a look at the state of PQ real estate, and the local experts helping families find their dream homes.

Meet the movers and shakers of 92127 in ZCode’s 2018 Real Estate Issue.

92064 MAGAZINE THE REAL ESTATE STORY The 2018 Real Estate Issue highlights the movers and shakers of 92064.

92131 MAGAZINE THE RETURN OF REAL ESTATE The 2018 Real Estate Issue takes a look at the state of Scripps Ranch.

92024 MAGAZINE KEEPING IT REAL ESTATE The 2018 Real Estate Issue highlights the local real estate professionals keeping Encinitas moving.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

things to do in 92130 AUGUST + SEPTEMBER 2018 AUGUST AUG. 3

YOUTH OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito will announce the overall Youth of the Year; guests enjoy night horse racing, silent and live auctions, a wine pull, sit-down dinner, entertainment, and dancing 5:30 – 10 p.m. | Del Mar Racetrack www.bgcsandieguito.org

AUG. 27

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL Del Mar Union School District

AUG. 28

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL Solana Beach School District San Dieguito Union High School District

SEPTEMBER SEPT. 3

AUG. 10

LABOR DAY

SUMMER MOVIE IN THE PARK Games and activities for all ages and a free showing of Jumanji (PG-13) Activities start at 6 p.m.; movie starts at dusk Sage Canyon Neighborhood Park www.summermoviesinthepark.com

SEPT. 4

SUMMER MOVIE IN THE PARK Games and activities for all ages and a free showing of Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) Activities start at 6 p.m.; movie starts at dusk Carmel Valley Community Park www.summermoviesinthepark.com

AUG. 25

HORSESHOE & CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT Horseshoe and cornhole tournaments, beer, food, and lots of fun; benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Registration opens at 8 a.m. Tournament begins at 9 a.m. Del Mar Dog Beach www.bgcsandieguito.org

2ND THURSDAYS

KIDS COOKING CLASS

7 p.m. | Mount Carmel Church of the Nazarene For more information call Dael at 619-252-0804

TUESDAYS

Children learn the basic fundamentals, preparation, nutrition, culture, and safety of cooking Through Aug. 14 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Ocean Air Recreation Center www.sandiego.gov

TORREY PINES TOASTMASTERS Learn to speak with confidence and poise in front of an audience 12 – 1 p.m. | Vistage International, 11452 El Camino Real www.tptm.info

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT Canyon Crest Academy cc.sduhsd.net

1ST TUESDAYS

SEPT. 14 – 16

7 – 9 p.m. Carmel Valley Recreation Center www.cvsd.com

KAABOO DEL MAR

AUG. 18

RECURRING

A weekend of world-class music, contemporary art, comedy, artisan food, craft libations, beer, wine, spa zone, and more www.kaaboodelmar.com

SEPT. 15

34TH ANNUAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY Volunteer for I Love A Clean San Diego’s biggest event of the year 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Various sites Register at www.cleanupday.org

SEPT. 25

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT Torrey Pines High School www.tphs.net

S U BM I T YO U R E V E N T ! G O TO W WW.9 2 1 3 0M AGA Z IN E . CO M Small fee applies

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CARMEL VALLEY RECREATION COUNCIL MEETING

WEDNESDAYS

WEEKDAY RECREATION PROGRAM

DIAMOND GATEWAY WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION MEETING

DEL MAR MESA COMMUNITY PLANNING BOARD MEETING 7 – 9 p.m. Carmel Valley Branch Library www.cvsd.com

4TH THURSDAYS

CARMEL VALLEY COMMUNITY PLANNING BOARD MEETING 7 – 10 p.m. Carmel Valley Branch Library www.cvsd.com

FRIDAYS

TOASTMASTERS – B.I.A. CLUB Learn to speak with confidence and poise in front of an audience 7 a.m. | 12780 High Bluff Dr. www.6398.toastmastersclubs.org

Free summer program with activities including crafts, sports, and other seasonal and cultural programs for children ages 6-12; permission slip required Through Aug. 15 1 – 3 p.m. Ocean Air Recreation Center www.sandiego.gov

SATURDAYS

THURSDAYS

SATURDAYS IN SEPTEMBER

TOASTMASTERS – HIFI SPEAKERS Learn to speak with confidence and poise in front of an audience; mentors available 12 p.m. 3661 Valley Centre Dr. #500 www.hifispeakers.toast mastersclubs.org

TODDLERS NEAR AND FAR For children ages 3-5 who love exploring different adventures each week; registration required Through Aug. 15 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Ocean Air Recreation Center www.sandiego.gov

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


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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 Days and times vary Ocean Air Recreation Center Carmel Valley Recreation Center www.sandiego.gov

FOOTBALL AND CHEER TORREY PINES POP WARNER FALL SEASON

SOFTBALL NORTH SHORE GIRLS SOFTBALL

First Day of 2018 Season: Aug. 1 Register at www.torreypinespw.com

Fall Ball registration open; season runs late August through mid-November www.northshoregirlssoftball.com

PICKLEBALL OPEN PLAY PICKLEBALL

TENNIS OPEN PLAY TENNIS COURTS

Registration open; season begins in September www.delmarnational.org

Days and times vary Ocean Air Recreation Center Carmel Valley Recreation Center www.sandiego.gov

8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Carmel Valley Community Park www.sandiego.gov

BASKETBALL OPEN PLAY BASKETBALL

SKATEBOARDING CARMEL VALLEY SKATE PARK

Days and times vary Ocean Air Recreation Center Carmel Valley Recreation Center www.sandiego.gov

10 a.m. – Dusk | 12600 El Camino Real www.sandiego.gov

FITNESS PARKS FIT SAN DIEGO FINALE EVENT

A community-based soccer program providing players ages 5-19 with physical training, academic support, and social development info@sdfacademy.com www.sdfacademy.com

BASEBALL DEL MAR NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE FALL BALL

Aug. 18 5K fun run/walk and family celebration 7:30 a.m. | Liberty Station NTC Park www.sandiego.gov/parksfitsd

VOLLEYBALL OPEN PLAY VOLLEYBALL FOR ADULTS Days and times vary Ocean Air Recreation Center www.sandiego.gov

SOCCER SAN DIEGO FOOTBALL ACADEMY

(Dates and events subject to change)

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S T U D E N T S TA R

Piano A

PHENOMENON With a Passion for Music and Art, Anne Liu Dreams of Inspiring Others by MICHELLE TREMBLAY

Name: School: Grade: Parents: Sibling: Website:

Anne Liu (16) Canyon Crest Academy 11 Sean and Linda Henry Liu (19) www.anneliupiano.com

“Listening to other renowned musicians inspires me and motivates me to work harder.”

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ixteen-year-old Anne Liu was introduced to the piano at a very young age. “I think I was around two years old at the time,” she recalled, “fascinated by and curious of this black-and-white instrument and attracted to the crisp and satisfying sounds that it produced.” At the time, Anne didn’t know what she was listening to but only has a memory of being captivated by her older brother playing the piano. Shortly after, Anne started playing the piano and quickly picked up the skill. She is now an accomplished pianist, receiving numerous accolades and having performed extensively throughout the United States, China, and Italy. “I do have a favorite composer, and it’s Mozart,” shared Anne. “Listening to other renowned musicians inspires me and motivates me to work harder.” This past year, Anne was named the National YoungArts Foundation Finalist Winner – the highest honor for the selection. “YoungArts’ signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15 to 18 or in grades 10 to 12 from across the United States,” explained Anne. Selected through a blind adjudication process, YoungArts winners receive valuable support, professional development, and educational experiences working with mentors, and performance and exhibition opportunities at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions.

In January, Anne traveled to Miami for National YoungArts Week, where she met with other finalists as well as renowned artists from around the nation. “I was really excited to get to work with the master teachers… and meeting with other artists and musicians,” recalled Anne. “To be able to work with so many talented young artists and prestigious musicians in Miami was truly an experience that I treasured. These musicians pass down their knowledge to us to prepare us for a future in the arts.” Anne was also recently awarded the Musical Merit Scholarship by the Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego. “Winning the Musical Merit Scholarship grand prize was an incredible experience,” shared Anne. “Winning it required huge commitment and confidence. There were many great musicians in the competition and everybody did amazing.” Aside from her musical endeavors, Anne enjoys drawing and painting. She will be a junior at Canyon Crest Academy this fall, where her favorite subject in school is art history. “I like to know about the lives of the composers and the situations from that time period,” she shared. “They are the examples for young artists like me.” As for her future plans, Anne replied, “I plan on pursuing music professionally in music conservatories. I wish to become a concert pianist to share my love for music with others around the world.” 

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Singing Sensations

RB CHORALE SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORTS ASPIRING MUSICIANS

Erica Hwang

Ellie Barret

Ryan Zhou

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Eduardo Pintado

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Cameron Lincoln

John Lettang

he RB Chorale recently awarded its annual scholarships to six young musicians. The chorale, led by founder and director Pat Bean, offers scholarships to local high school graduates who are seeking to further their musical education in college. The scholarship fund relies on community donations, and the scholarship committee selects six finalists every spring. Those finalists have the opportunity to perform at the RB Chorale’s annual two-night summer showcase, Best of Broadway, where the audience votes on the final rankings for each night. The Saturday and Sunday first-place winners were awarded $4,200, second-place winners received $2,500, and third-place winners received $1,700. Violinist Erica Hwang won the first night. She graduated from Torrey Pines High School and will study violin performance and business at Stanford University. Second place went to Ellie Barret, a vocalist and graduate of San Marcos High School. She’s starting at Arizona State University this fall, after which she intends to be a professional entertainer. The third finalist on Saturday was Ryan Zhou, who performed on piano and also plays the viola. He graduated from Torrey Pines High School and will attend Yale University this fall. The second night of performances ended with Eduardo Pintado winning first place. Eduardo is a vocalist and graduate of Chula Vista Senior High School. He’s heading to University of California San Diego. Cameron Lincoln placed second for his piano performance; he graduated from Eastlake High School and will attend Stanford University. Third place was vocalist John Lettang, a Poway High School graduate who plans to study music performance and audio engineering at University of Colorado Boulder. Learn more about RB Chorale at www.rbchorale.org. 

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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

Local Expansion

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.

Fresh Happenings

Spirited er Summ Summer in San Diego means

sunshine, beach days, and tasty

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

food and drink festivals. Mark your

Italia. Other future

calendars for the 10th Annual San

tenants include

Diego Spirits Festival, to be held

International Smoke,

on Aug. 25 and 26 at Broadway

Tocaya Organica,

Pier. The event attracts industry

Ways & Means

insiders, expert enthusiasts, and

Oyster House,

casual consumers for two days of

Sweetfin Poké,

competitions and tastings.

Tender Greens, and Shake Shack.

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Going For Gold

LOCAL GOLD AWARD GIRLS SCOUTS HONORED

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armel Valley residents Caroline Mackey, McKenna Pruett, Alice Shashkina, Navhaa Sinha, and Dora Tabachnick have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award – the organization’s highest honor – for demonstrating extraordinary leadership by identifying and tackling social issues. Each of the girls took on different topics for their Gold Award projects. Caroline wanted to inspire more girls to pursue science careers, so she created Scientists of Tomorrow, a 10-session elementary school program that included lessons such as “Detective for a Day,” where she and guest presenters led science experiments and sleuthing activities. McKenna partnered with a team of experienced surfers and lifeguards to develop an education program for the children of Tijuana’s Niños de la Promesa orphanage, teaching them to guard against the dangers that

accompany the fun and beauty of the ocean. Alice’s project focused on honoring and respecting the elderly by creating a club to perform musical recitals at retirement homes. She recruited peers to help lift the spirits of seniors through music, while addressing issues of senior isolation, neglect, and depression.

Navhaa created a smartphone app to help tennis players of any income level improve their game without the need for expensive private coaching, allowing users to film their play, isolate strokes for review, and instantly identify areas for improvement. After testing it on a sample population, the app has since been downloaded throughout the world. Dora identified a need for enhanced personal safety skills for females, so she created workshops in collaboration with her Tae Kwon Do studio, educating girls in grades 7 through 12 about how to defend themselves if they can’t avoid a dangerous situation. Each candidate spent one to two years developing and implementing their project, and 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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Family E V I ACT

L O C A L F A M I LY

THE DOUGLAS FAMILY CHERISHES THEIR COMMUNITY AND TIME TOGETHER by BECCA BARR | photo by Alan Smith Photography

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armel Valley residents Trent and Trish Douglas know how special their neighborhood is. “The diversity that exists in our neighborhood is remarkable. There are several different cultures, nationalities, and traditions that are all around us,” said Trent. “It is a gift to be able to raise a family with so much accessible diversity.” Trent is a plastic surgeon who co-owns Restore SD Plastic Surgery, a private practice. He previously served 22 years in the Navy, treated wounded warriors, was deployed four times, and retired as a Navy Captain in 2017. He has visited Southeast Asia to provide humanitarian aid and reconstructive surgery. Trish worked as an ICU nurse for 30 years before recently retiring to focus her attention on their two children, Connor and Allie. She has run 10 marathons and has even summited Mt. Whitney. The pair met during Trent’s general surgery residency while he was doing a transplant rotation at Scripps Green Hospital. “We

were taking care of a mutual patient and hit it off right away,” related Trish. “We have been married for 15 years now.” They were married at the Vatican, and even met Pope John Paul II! Connor, age 14, is in ninth grade at Cathedral Catholic High School. An avid athlete, he has played baseball, basketball, and lacrosse, but his passion is soccer. He plays soccer for the DMCV Sharks on the 2004 Elite Clubs National League team and his goal is to play soccer in college. He also loves English, history, science, and geography. Allie, age 12, is in seventh grade at Pacific Trails Middle School. She is creative and artistic, and dances at GC Dance Company in Solana Beach where she competes at the elite level in lyrical, contemporary ballet, and jazz. She is also involved in Girl Scouts and the National Charity League with her mom. They are all avid skiers and love to travel. Trent and Connor enjoy fishing together, while Trish and Allie delight in baking and entertaining. Despite how busy life keeps the Douglases, the thing they cherish most is time together. “All four of us are reinvigorated by enjoying

downtime at home as a family. Relaxing as a family is a welcome change of pace from a busy surgical career, challenging school days, and the commitments required of elite athletes,” shared Trent. Whether it is reading a book, doing a project in the garage, or enjoying a coffee in the backyard, the Douglases enjoy doing it together. 

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Creek to Bay Cleanup

I Love A Clean San Diego’s (ILACSD) 16th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup drew approximately 6,000 volunteers to 116 cleanup sites around San Diego County in the spring. Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve and Torrey Pines State Beach were among the cleanup sites this year. During the three-hour cleanup, volunteers across the county removed more than 175,000 pounds of trash and debris, helping to enhance the overall health and beauty of San Diego’s natural environment. Volunteers participated in beautification projects such as painting park structures, planting native trees and plants, mulching, and weeding. Participants also showcased their zero-waste commitments this year in the “Rocking Reusables” Sony Photo Contest. Creek to Bay is one of two annual county-wide cleanups and hundreds of specific local cleanups hosted by ILACSD each year. Learn more at www.ilacsd.org.

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Local Author to Release New Books 92130 author Henry Herz will release three new children’s books this fall. Alice’s Magic Garden will be released on Sept. 1, Good Egg and Bad Apple will be released on Sept. 28, and How the Squid Got Two Long Arms will be released on Oct. 1. He is the author of seven other children’s books, including Cap’n Rex & His Clever Crew, which was released last year. Henry is also very involved with the local literary scene. He recently moderated a fantasy literature panel at Comic-Con in July. He will be speaking at the San Diego Festival of Books on Aug. 25 and at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival on Sept. 30, as well as reading his two aquatic-themed books at the Scripps Birch Aquarium in October. For more information about bookrelated activities and events go to www.henryherz.com.

Carmel Valley Library Celebrates 25 Years The Carmel Valley Branch Library celebrated its 25th anniversary on July 14 with speeches from Friends Membership Director Anne Marie Hornblower, Branch Manager Brenda Wegener, Youth Services Librarian Bonnie Domingos, and San Diego Public Library Director Misty Jones, who also presented a proclamation from the City Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry proclaiming the date as Carmel Valley Library Day. Attendees enjoyed cake and music on the patio, a community art display, information tables, and had the opportunity to see the brandnew motorized shades that were installed in the community room. Check out upcoming events and programs in the library calendar in every issue of 92130 Magazine or online at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

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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.

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) recently added Carmel Valley resident Alex Kilian, along with Del Mar resident Jim Smith and Solana Beach resident Joe Bonner, to its board of directors. “We are thrilled to be joined by three outstanding new members,” said Board President Brad Bartlett. “Each brings passion and valuable expertise to further the Conservancy’s mission.” Alex is a wealth manager and the healthcare niche leader within Aldrich Wealth LP. He brings years of volunteer and community enrichment experience to the SDRVC board, having previously worked with various organizations in Oregon, where he lived for many years. “As a younger board member, I joined to act as a liaison to the next generation of environmental stewards,” Alex said. “I hope to preserve the legacy of those volunteers and members that have come before me, and encourage new people to explore the park and support the Conservancy.” Learn more at www.sdrvc.org.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

PASSION FOR

DANCE PACIFIC ARTS DANCE CENTER CREATES AN INSPIRING AND MOTIVATIONAL ARTISTIC COMMUNITY by JENNIFER FRAKES photo provided by Pacific Arts Dance Center and by Jessica Breaux

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acific Arts Dance Center (PADC) offers a wide variety of classes for dancers of all levels. From the auditiononly Ballet Academy and Competition Contemporary teams to lessons in many genres of dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, hip-hop, tap and musical theatre, PADC is dedicated to students who share a desire to grow in the art of dance. “We also offer classes in stretch and flexibility, turns and leaps and acro, as well as drop-in classes for adults in the mornings and evenings and on-going workshops in specialized genres such as Afro-Brazilian dance,” revealed Marie Arts, artistic director of PADC. According to Marie Arts, the last name she was born with

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aptly reflects her passion for dance, a passion she has held for as long as she can remember. “I have an extensive background in choreography and dance education and have taught professionals and students throughout the United States,” said Marie, also an award-winning national choreographer. There are currently 24 professionals and staff at PADC, all with extensive professional dance experience, including a former Bolshoi Ballet soloist, an international

“We foster creative thinking in a positive environment, and we want students to integrate their own artistry into the well-rounded dance training we provide. We want to create independent future artistic leaders.”

ballet examiner, Broadway stars, and top hip-hop and commercial dance artists. PADC was born when two dance studios, Del Mar Ballet and RAPA, merged to create one artistic community hub. The timing for the merge of the two studios was perfect, as Merge Carmel Valley was just being developed into a mixed-use center. “Our facility is gorgeous and sunny! There are windows all around, and our largest studio has doors that completely open onto a spacious balcony,” said Marie. According to her, the physical beauty of the space is matched by the positive and welcoming environment at PADC. “Our goal is to provide exceptional ballet and dance training to all levels and ages of students. We foster creative thinking in a positive environment, and we want students to integrate their own artistry into the well-rounded dance training we provide. We want to create independent future artistic leaders,” Marie said. Dancers at PADC also have the opportunity to perform in annual productions, as well as in performances throughout the Carmel Valley, Del Mar and San Diego community. Upcoming productions include The Nutcracker at California Center for the Arts on Dec. 15 and 16, and Beauty and the Beast, scheduled for June 15 and 16, 2019. For more information about the PADC dance and artistic community, please visit www.pacificartsdance.com. 

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C O V E R F E AT U R E

BUILD ING COMM UNITY The Coastal Community Foundation Makes a Local Impact

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ommunity is the cornerstone of the Coastal Community Foundation (CCF). For over 30 years, the Foundation has been supporting nonprofits, students, and other local projects in the North Coastal

communities of Encinitas, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carmel Valley, Cardiff, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad, and Oceanside. Various charitable funds allow the Foundation to award scholarships and grants that support everything from the arts and music, social services, and animals, to the environment,

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Q&A with Coastal Community Foundation Executive Director Sharon Omahen

Please give us a brief history of the CCF. When was it started and why? Coastal Community Foundation was founded in 1987 by local leaders and community members that included Bill Dean, Anne Omsted, Margaret Schlesinger, and Liz Ferguson. These residents wanted a local community foundation that would keep resources here to benefit the community. For over 30 years, CCF has been supporting nonprofits, education, and community projects in the North Coastal area.

Which communities does the CCF serve? The Foundation primarily serves Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Cardiff, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad, and Oceanside. In 2017, 62 percent of our grants supported San Diego nonprofits and nine percent of the grants funded scholarships for North Coastal high school graduates.

What is the overall mission of the CCF? The mission of Coastal Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the San Diego North Coastal area by directing philanthropic efforts toward community needs. We fulfill our mission by: • Helping individuals and families with their charitable goals today and in the future • Making grants to support nonprofit programs, education, and community needs • Providing support and guidance to nonprofit organizations

Please explain how charitable funds and donations work. Who is eligible to establish or give to a fund? Each charitable fund tells a story about how residents want to make a difference in their community. One family may want to honor a loved one through a memorial or a scholarship fund, or residents may choose a donoradvised fund that provides them with the ability to support a wide variety of nonprofits over the years. It’s simple for anyone to establish a charitable fund with a minimum of $5,000. Determine what you want to donate (cash, stock, or other assets) and select the name of your fund. Then, you have the flexibility to invest in causes you care about most over time. The Foundation takes care of all the administrative details. Anyone can contribute at any level to an existing fund or make a gift to one of the giving circles (Solana Beach, Encinitas, or the women’s fund, Hand to Hand).

Solana Beach Fund grants support programs that any nonprofit provides for Solana Beach. Hand to Hand grants are available to nonprofits in San Diego County. Scholarships are available to students from

At-A-Glance Sharon Omahen Name:

Are there other ways to give to the Foundation? People can give their time by serving on a committee or volunteering at the Foundation’s office.

Please tell us about the Foundation’s grant and scholarship programs. Who is eligible to apply for them? Each grant and scholarship program has specific guidelines outlined by the donor(s) who established the fund. Some grants like Mental Health only support nonprofit programs that serve our North Coastal communities.

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Sharon Omahen Encinitas B.A. in English, teaching credential Husband – Jim; adult son – Spencer; two cats Hiking, walking on the beach, reading, giving back to the community Taco shops, Third Corner, Torrey Pines, Cardiff and Moonlight beaches

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C O V E R F E AT U R E the San Dieguito, Carlsbad, and Oceanside school districts. Additional scholarships are available at the collegiate and graduate level.

What are some examples of past projects the CCF has been involved with? The Foundation’s Ed Ventures program has granted over $250,000 for education programs over the past five years. In 2017, grants supported the Pathway programs at San Dieguito high schools for technical education,

including the purchase of professional culinary equipment for San Dieguito Academy’s culinary classes. In January, Hand to Hand, our women’s giving circle, granted $39,500 to nonprofits that help women in San Diego County who have been victims of trafficking and that support women and girls who have been released from prison. Over the past nine years, the fund has granted $274,258 for women’s and girls’ programs.

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Sharon Omahen 1987 www.coastalfoundation.org 760-942-9245 sharon@coastalfoundation.org

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Mental Health grants have supported counseling for children who have witnessed domestic violence, counseling and mental health programs for children who are homeless, and grievance programs for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

How does the CCF support the Carmel Valley community specifically? Education grants in arts and science are made for elementary schools. In 2018, $19,350 was awarded to Torrey Pines and Canyon Crest Academy for career education and training programs. In June, eight students from TPHS and CCA received scholarships. Recent grants have been made to San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and the Del Mar School Education Foundation. Residents from Carmel Valley also contribute to a number of funds at CCF.

What is your role within the organization? Please elaborate on your specific responsibilities. As executive director, I oversee the administration of the Foundation, donor relations, and community outreach. I work closely with donors to help them establish their funds and fulfill their charitable goals.


Who is on the CCF leadership team? How are officers and board members chosen for their positions? The board leadership includes Alice Jacobson (President), Eric Hall (Vice President), John Kelting (Secretary), Sherry Mesman (Treasurer), and members Ed Blodgett, Marion Dodson, Nancy Giberson, Peter Iverson, Gabe Koff, Alex Kwoka, John Osborne, and John Runager. The board is chosen for their expertise in a wide variety of areas and commitment to building philanthropy for the community. The Foundation’s staff includes Program Officer Laura Fleming, who manages the grants and scholarship programs.

review grant applications and recommend nonprofit grantees, an education committee that reviews all education grants, an audit committee and investment committee that oversee each of those areas and a board nominating/development committee.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? The most challenging? The most rewarding is helping donors make an impact for their favorite causes or nonprofits and seeing the results of those grants in the community. The most challenging is that there are so many worthwhile programs and limited grant funds.

Tell us about the different committees within the Foundation and the responsibilities of each.

What’s in store for the future of the Foundation?

The Foundation has scholarship committees that select award recipients, grant committees that

The Foundation continues to grow with new charitable funds and increased grant-making. Our goal is to work

with more residents who want to make an impact in the community. Our new Encinitas fund is an exciting opportunity for local residents to make a greater impact locally through pooled philanthropy.

How can interested community members get involved with the CCF? People can be involved in a number of ways: Donate to an existing fund or giving circle like Solana Beach Fund, Encinitas Fund, or Hand to Hand women’s fund; start their own fund; volunteer; share our information with nonprofits and others in the community.

Is there anything else you’d like for our readers to know? CCF is a resource for the community for residents and nonprofits. We welcome everyone to get to know us better. 

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Why 30-Day Drug Treatment Isn’t Enough

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hildren looking for a fun and challenging experience this fall need not look any further than Inspired Movement Dance and Performing Arts (IM). With a brand-new studio in Rancho Santa Fe, IM offers programs for all ages and dance levels that leave dancers wanting to come back for more. Jenna Saylor opened IM because she is passionate about instilling confidence in every child. She seeks to help develop their talents and unveil their full potential. The Academy Program offers age groups two to eight, nine to 11, and 12 and up a variety of dance classes, including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, acro, and musical theater. Students can also compete at local competitions and perform at community events through the Academy Program’s Performance Company. Two new conservatory programs – Inspired Movement Ballet Conservatory and Inspired Movement Company Conservatory – are designed to prepare students for professional careers or acceptance to college-bound programs, with an emphasis on technical excellence and performance experience. Regardless of which program your child participates in, IM provides a welcoming, friendly, and encouraging atmosphere for all dancers to learn, grow, and have fun. “What makes IM stand out is our personal connection all the staff members are able to make with the dancers and their families,” explained Owner Jenna Saylor. “Every dancer feels valued and cared about.” Students arrive at the studio where they are checked in and 32 • 92130MAGAZINE.COM • August | September 2018

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greeted by name by the front desk staff. All IM programs provide a strong technical base while guiding each student towards selfconfidence and promoting integrity and a passion for dance. “The teachers pour their heart into what they do, and you can feel it,” said Jenna. “Our students are pushed and challenged in class in a nurturing and fun atmosphere. Our students are not only taught to be great dancers, but great people.” The positive environment at IM inspires success. “Our company just returned from Nationals, placing in overalls, and we had multiple dancers named Icon of the Year at Hollywood Connection and Dancer of the Year at LA Dance Magic,” Jenna shared. She takes pride in providing the perfect balance between recreation and competition for every dancer at the studio. “It’s competitive but not about winning,” she added. “It’s about unlocking each dancer’s personal potential and staying focused on the journey and the process.” 

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he Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito (BGCSD) Foundation awarded The Leonard & Edith Polster and James & Patricia Townsend Scholarships, totaling $52,000, to 20 local teens during a special ceremony held at the Hilton Del Mar. Scholarship recipients included San Dieguito Academy students Kalo Grimsby, Brooke Sagun, Kara Sagun, and Valerie Zerfas; La Costa Canyon High School students Cindy Donoe-Alcaide, Luis Elias, Brandon Lopez, and Abraham Perez; Torrey Pines High School students Keila De La O, Samantha Rangel-Lopez, and Jose Becerra; and Oceanside’s El Camino High School students Nicole Durham, Jana Lapid, Rebeca Lopez, Anna Maddison, Brionna Martinez, Ivette Martinez, Saul Molano, Gabriela Osio, and Lorena Urquidez Campos. The BGCSD Foundation scholarship program offers an opportunity for local youth to further their educational goals by assisting them in pursuing a higher degree of education after high school. The James E. and Patricia Townsend Memorial Fund provides scholarships for students pursuing careers in the computer field or Boys & Girls Clubs involvement. The Leonard & Edith Polster Scholarship, established by

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It is well-known in the oral health field that untreated cavities and eventual dental infection can be a breeding ground for bacteria, which can spread to other body sites, especially in patients suffering from weak immune systems stemming from chronic disease, autoimmune disease, malignancies, or diabetes – and, of course, even patients with a healthy immune system are at risk. The concept of bacteremia is also well studied; bacteremia is the presence of live bacteria in the bloodstream. Bacteremia could occur after an oral surgical procedure, dental extraction, dental cleaning, gum surgery, or due to an ongoing chronic or progressing acute oral infection. Dissemination of oral bacteria could occur in as short as one minute follow-

ing an oral surgical procedure and reach main organ systems. However, our complex immune system is constantly protecting us from this. An oral cavity is a unique site as it is not considered sterile at any time; therefore, any bacteria breaking through the mucosal barrier or other anatomical barriers can cause bacteremia. Reported cases of dental infection seeding into the brain, heart, or backbone are not unheard of and all of these reported “extreme” cases have been experienced by myself and by other practitioners at some point in their career. However, dental infections more commonly affect the neck, face, and jaw. This becomes apparent with facial swelling or a swelling extending into the neck, below the jaw line, or with a similar variation. If the acute infection is not dealt with, then the swelling will affect swallowing and later breathing. Recovering from these kinds of infections creates a physiological and cost burden to the patient, not to mention these diseases are potentially life-threatening.

Therefore, it would be fair to summarize that simply, prevention is the key in any health matter in this century. It is a preventive practice to get checked by your dentist in a regular recall system for series of surveillance dental radiographic imaging, dental exams, and dental cleanings; this way a progressive chronic infection in the jaw bone can be identified, even if it is not showing any obvious signs. Once identified, the patient can be treated with a root canal or the extraction of the tooth. In 20th century and before, populations generally suffered from mostly infectious and communicable disease. However, after the invention of antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, and the preventive understanding of infection control standards, the trend of diseases tipped more towards chronic and autoimmune diseases, at least in the western world. Although we have come a long way, we can do better in the dental field to prevent dental infections – this starts with patients’ regular dental care with their trusted dentist via a recall system, cleanings, periodic exams, and radiographic images so potential problems can be caught earlier. 

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has Dr. Yoo won Ranch & Coast magazine’s coveted Best Cosmetic Surgeon award four years running now, but his wife Amber was also honored earlier this year as SKY’s Vice President for the second year in a row for leading one of the top 100 fastest growing Gator-led companies in the nation. (Both the Yoos graduated from the University of Florida.) When the SKY Team isn’t busy transforming lives, you’ll find them volunteering and supporting local charities. “Giving back to the community is a huge part of who we are at SKY,” explained Amber, an active member of The Country Friends, Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, and United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council. “We support several fundraisers throughout the year and are proud to be annual sponsors for both Helen Woodward Animal Center and the FACE Foundation.” And this year, the SKY team is growing. Dr. Yoo and Amber are expecting baby Quinn, due late August! “I’m really excited and ready to welcome our first child to the Yoo family,” shared Dr. Yoo. A family-owned business that delivers the best results, provides impeccable customer service, and gives back to the community? SKY Facial Plastic Surgery fits right in to its beautiful North County home. 

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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.

JONAH LEVINE AND BRIAN KEIM

Jonah and Brian (’14) are co-founders of Analog Media Productions, a digital media company based out of San Diego and Los Angeles. Their focus on video production reflects the importance of visual images in the way we consume media.

STEVEN GROOT Steven (’16) became a sound mixer and editor at Turning Point, a non-profit Christian organization in Lakeside. Though the job required five years’ experience, thanks to his Diploma Program knowledge, he was offered the full-time position of sound mixer/editor. Steven works collaboratively with members of the television, radio, and digital media teams to provide audio mixes.

These are just a sample of the amazing things that Diploma students have found themselves a part of. Numerous grads have found success as independent sound engineers with large companies in LA, New York, Nashville, and other major cities across the U.S. If you are interested in pursuing a career in this field, just think of where our 12-month Diploma in Recording Arts can take you! 

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the Olympic Development Program San Diego Cadet Team. She was an assistant varsity water polo coach at Carlsbad High School last year and was on the Sonoma State University water polo team as a student. As coach for the varsity boys’ swim team at CCHS, Colette was named Coach of the Year for the 2017-2018 season. Athletic Director Dave Smola added, “She is an excellent coach and counselor. She is familiar with Cathedral Catholic and knows well the expectations of the families and school. Her knowledge, values, and work ethic will help provide a seamless transition for the water polo program.” Learn more at www.cathedralcatholic.org. 

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5

3,603

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6206 Sunrose Crest Way Lot 92

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5

3,890

$1,382,000

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5

10586 Gaylemont Ln

5

4

3,476

$1,387,000

5027 Wellworth Point

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13423 Moreton Glen

5

5

3,736

$1,398,000

10949 Spicewood Court

5

5

3,476

$1,649,000

5270 Caminito Vista Lujo

6

4

2,935

$1,400,000

5225 Seagrove Place

4

5

4,144

$1,652,000

6198 Sunrose Crest Way Lot 90

4

5

3,990

$1,400,000

10734 Cherry Hill Drive

4

4

3,505

$1,680,000

6155 Seafaring Way Lot 139

4

5

3,379

$1,410,000

4978 Pearlman Way

5

5

4,015

$1,691,250

6168 Seafaring Way Lot 16

4

5

3,611

$1,420,000

5011 Seashell Place

5

6

3,779

$1,695,000

4850 Fairport Way

4

4

3,536

$1,420,000

13496 El Presidio Trail

5

5

3,922

$1,727,900

4325 Calle Mejillones

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3

2,630

$1,425,000

10756 Spur Point Court

5

3

3,755

$1,800,000

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3,157

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5

3,413

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7476 Collins Ranch Terrace

4

7

4,464

$1,425,000

4605 Valinda Point

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4

3,323

$1,800,000

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5

3,504

$1,425,000

5253 Amber View Point

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5

3,845

$1,888,000

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4

5

3,603

$1,429,695

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3

3,400

$1,949,000

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5

3,384

$1,430,000

4238 Philbrook Square

5

6

4,327

$2,050,000

4520 Tarantella Lane

5

3

2,828

$1,450,000

5174 Greenwillow Lane

5

5

3,827

$2,085,000

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5

5

3,620

$1,450,000

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5

6

4,327

$2,100,000

5517 Brettonwood Court

5

4

3,476

$1,486,500

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5

6

5,205

$2,116,299

4937 Smith Canyon Court

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5

3,516

$1,500,000

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6

5,664

$2,185,000

14363 Via Baroda

5

4

3,428

$1,508,693

5524 Shannon Ridge Lane

5

6

4,620

$2,200,000

6191 Artisan Way Lot 105

5

6

4,031

$1,510,000

10817 Cherry Hill Drive

5

5

4,598

$2,200,000

14350 Via Baroda

3

3

3,017

$1,525,000

6400 Meadowbrush Circle Lot 40

5

6

5,205

$2,220,000

5477 Shannon Ridge Lane

5

4

3,708

$1,544,500

5648 Shannon Ridge Lane

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6

4,454

$2,350,000

12895 Chaparral Ridge Road

5

4

3,109

$1,550,000

5623 Meadows Del Mar

5

6

6,864

$2,700,000

13637 Old El Camino Real

4

4

3,615

$1,560,000

5833 Meadows Del Mar

5

6

6,700

$2,920,000

3796 Modena Place

4

3

3,078

$1,580,000

6418 Meadowbrush Circle Plan 3 Model

5

6

5,205

$2,955,000

3752 Modena Place

3

3

3,078

$1,586,000

5847 Meadows Del Mar

5

6

6,658

$3,405,000

5032 Wellworth Point

4

5

3,413

$1,589,000

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

Information is compiled from a variety of databases and published by Susco Media Inc. for entertainment purposes only. Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Sales statistics are not affiliated with or provided by any participating advertiser or real estate professional contained in this publication. Properties contained in this list and online were sold by a variety of real estate brokers. 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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SUMMER READING PROGRAM ICE CREAM SOCIAL Enjoy ice cream, toppings, raffle prizes, and chatting about your favorite summer books 4 – 5:30 p.m.

INFANT/TODDLER STORYTIME

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME Includes stories and songs 11 – 11:30 a.m.

TUESDAYS AUG. 7, 21

PRE-K TINKER LAB (AGES 3-5) Activities and projects to target literacy skills; limited to 20 participants 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

AUG. 8; SEPT. 12 FAMILY MUSIC

Aug. | Irina Bendetsky and Ondrej Lewitt, piano and violin Sept. | Priti Ghandi and Ines Irawati, soprano and piano 7 – 7:45 p.m.

AUG. 14

COLLEGE FUNDING AND ADMISSIONS WORKSHOP Learn the ins and outs of college admissions, financial aid, and funding with College Planning Source; register at www.collegeplanning source.com/workshops 5:30 – 7 p.m.

SEPT. 17

SENIORS SYMPOSIUM: CULINARY HERBS AND SPICES Discussion followed by refreshments 1 – 3 p.m.

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BRIDGE CLUB (AGES 16+) Experience necessary 12 – 3 p.m.

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MEN’S AND WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB Aug. | Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides Sept. | Rules of Civility by Amor Towles 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.

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ADULT MAH JONG CLUB Beginners welcome 2 – 4 p.m.

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