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s we approach the holiday season, you can’t help but reflect back on family traditions and memories that most of us have been fortunate to grow up with. It’s very easy to turn on the “autopilot” and get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life – our work schedules, house duties, playing taxi driver for our children. The list goes on and on... I recently attended a business seminar in Las Vegas. A topic that came up frequently throughout the seminar was family traditions and memories – specifically childhood memories. To be honest, until I was asked to recall and analyze some of my best memories over the past 39 years, I had not given it much technical thought. Sure, everyone has memories – some that they hold dear to their heart and some that they may want to forget. But forcing myself to take a trip down memory lane proved to be a rewarding and enlightening exercise. I believe that there are a few types of memories (generally speaking) that are welcomed and tend to stand out in most people’s minds – the good memories and the memories surrounding family traditions. I can easily pull up the good memories. Childhood sports. Playing with friends in the neighborhood. Video game marathons. Derrick Breaux Family vacations and road trips. Awesome cardboard box forts! Publisher But one of the things that is easy to overlook is the stability that comes along with traditions. Most of our family traditions involved holidays. Growing up, there were always certain things that I could rely on. To name a few, I knew exactly what we were going to be doing on Christmas Eve every year. I knew what food would be served for Thanksgiving. I loved the annual family camping trip – always at the same lake and campsite. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I definitely found peace in the consistency that came along with these traditions. My son made me feel good the other day when we were discussing our upcoming holiday plans. My wife and I were bouncing a few different ideas around when he blurted out, “but we always cook gumbo on Halloween and Christmas Eve!” In his mind, I’m sure the little things like cooking a family favorite on certain days of the year are just “what we do.” But they are actually so much more than that. I intend to continue with as many of the traditions that have been passed along to me, and I hope that one day my kids will be able to reflect on these traditions and choose to carry them on and introduce them to their own families. To family, creating memories, and carrying on with great traditions. Happy Holidays! Derrick Breaux, Publisher

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92130 MAGAZINE side out Volleyball has become a year-round sport, on the indoor courts and the beach sands, and is catching the liking of girls and boys of all ages. It’s a sport that kids are learning at a young age and can be played on a recreational, competitive and elite level.

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The Proscenium Theater www.cca-envision.org/events/tickets.html

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SUSAN G. KOMEN 3-DAY BREAST CANCER WALK 7:30am – 9am | Downtown Del Mar ww5.komen.org


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Enjoy unique specials from Del Mar Plaza businesses. Live Music by Susan McCrea and Soul Seduction, 5:30pm-8pm! Del Mar Plaza www.delmarplaza.com

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he 2012-2013 season for the Sharks GU16 Elite soccer team was one that teams dream about and rarely get to experience. They collected four State and Regional titles on their way to winning the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship in Overland Park, KS. This is only the third team in San Diego to win a National Championship since it began in 1935. The 19 girls who make up this extraordinary team are juniors and seniors in ten different high schools throughout San Diego County, Riverside and Orange Counties. Coach Felicia Kappes took over as coach at U11 late in 2007. Five of these girls remain together on this championship team. Coach Felicia reflects “I have seen them grow up in front of me, from little girls to strong independent driven young women. They are bonded liked no other team I have coached in my 23 years of coaching. They are a family and protect each other like a family would. They sacrifice everything for each other on and off the field. I am just so proud of these girls.” Member of the teams are: Captains Hailey Harbison (Sr), Gianna Montini (Jr), Shelby Lee (Jr); Seniors: Mari Briggs, Dominique DeCoy, Angel Meriwether; Juniors: Jennifer Ballez, Rachel Carroll, Crystal Cordova, Huli De Armas, Maegan Gibson, Brooklyn Gonzalez, Hannah Keogh, Zisi Komar, Melissa Lowder, Kirsten McBeain, Natalie Saddic, Jordan Sanders, Sam Staab, and Sydney Wooten. The 2012-2013 season record was 36 – 1 – 2 with 120 goals scored and allowing only 18. 

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BASKETBALL SOLANA BEACH LIL’ CATS CLUB (GRADES 1 – 3) Every Monday | Ends Nov. 11 | 6 – 7:15 p.m. Santa Fe Christian gym www.solanabeachcats.com/lil-cats-club

GOLF DEL MAR GOLF CENTER – ONGOING JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAMS High School: ends Dec. 16 Middle School: ends Dec. 20 3rd – 6th Grade: ends Nov. 14 www.delmargolfcenter.com


Nov. 9 | 7 – 10:30 p.m. | Del Mar Fairgrounds www.electricrun.com/san-diego-ca

SUSAN G. KOMEN 3-DAY BREAST CANCER WALK Nov. 15 | 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. | Downtown Del Mar ww5.komen.org


Dec 8. | Start time for 10K 7:30 a.m. | Start time for 5K 8 a.m. | Del Mar Fairgrounds www.irongirl.com/Events/Del_Mar

SOCCER SOLANA BEACH SOCCER CLUB SEASON ENDS Nov. 16 www.solanabeachsoccerclub.com

VOLLEYBALL SAN DIEGO VOLLEYBALL CLUB 2014 SEASON TRYOUTS Nov. 4, 11, 18 | 3 – 5 p.m. | River Mouth (Dog Beach) Del Mar www.sandiegobeachvolleyball.com


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s a 24-year resident of Del Mar, Dr. Mark Kalina is passionate about many things – the ocean, his family, his community and caring for others. It is this passion that led him to start his own integrative medical practice in Solana Beach called Pando Health Groups. Dr. Kalina’s unique model of treatment focuses on the whole person, not just the symptoms of medical issues. “Pando Health Groups combines traditional medical practices with alternative holistic care. I connect people’s medical challenges with their life experiences and utilize the mind-body connection to help them work through whatever challenges they face,” explained Dr. Kalina, who was a primary care physician at Scripps Clinic for 16 years. One of the cornerstones of Dr. Kalina’s practice is working with patients in groups, not just individually. “While I was a primary care physician, I had the good fortune to take care of patients in groups. I found that bringing people together with similar problems was far superior to strictly caring for people oneon-one,” revealed Dr. Kalina. According to his experience, he found that the connections that developed in group care enabled people to learn and grow in ways that typically didn’t occur in a standard medical environment.

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This philosophy of group healing carries over into Dr. Kalina’s volunteer endeavors. For the past five years, he has run a senior health forum for Del Mar Community Connections. The forum provides health education, as well as exercise and meditation. However, as stated by Dr. Kalina, the most important aspect of the forum is the opportunity for seniors to interact with one another. “We talk openly about the challenges of aging, connecting on a deep level,” said Dr. Kalina. This forum, which meets twice per month, is one of the ways in which Dr. Kalina gives back to the community that has become like a family to him. When Dr. Kalina is not practicing medicine, leading community health forums or voraciously reading about healing, he can most often be found at the beach. “I go in the ocean most days of the year – either with my dogs, swimming, surfing or snorkeling,” related Dr. Kalina. He also loves hiking, citing the bluffs in Del Mar, the cliffs above Black’s Beach and the Eucalyptus Grove on the campus of UCSD as his favorite hiking locations. However, his favorite pastime is being with his wife, Grace, and connecting with their good friends. ¢

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hen Kiara McNulty and Sophia LeRose met at Horizon Preschool as five year olds, no one would have predicted back then that these now eighth graders would have so much in common. Both have twin brothers, both played competitive soccer together for the Sharks and Surf soccer clubs, both have continued to compete in their respective sports of volleyball and lacrosse, and both are straight “A” students. When their twin brothers joined TVIA, a volunteer organization for young men, and Sophia and Kiara could not find a similar organization for themselves, they decided to form Female Athlete Volunteers, also known as FAV. The goal of the organization was simple – no expensive dues, no fancy events, invite friends who also play sports and schedule a variety

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of events to give back to organizations around San Diego. FAV started out in 2012 with 25 members, and has grown to almost 50 members in grades 7 through 9, with the majority of girls attending either Carmel Valley or Earl Warren middle schools, and Torrey Pines or Canyon Crest High Schools. Their projects have included feeding the homeless, sorting food at Feeding America, creating fall crafts with seniors, hosting a holiday party for at-risk children, and even donating supplies and gift bags to an orphanage in Zimbabwe. FAV has a bigger goal for 2013, they are actively trying to raise $8,000 to partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and support the dream of a local girl battling leukemia and grant her wish to visit Walt Disney World. For more information on FAV, send an email to favteenkorps@gmail.com. 

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he Del Mar Village Association hosted the Del Mar Taste & Art Stroll on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Held in the heart of Del Mar, this annual event included a art stroll, ticketed restaurant tasting, live music, and a new Fido Festival. The free Art Stroll featured works by local and regional artists and craftsmen. Guests were encouraged to bring their pets along to experience the new Fido Festival K9 corner, with unique dog tastes, specialty pet products, and a “Puparazzi” photo booth. In the afternoon, over 25 of Del Mar’s highly-regarded restaurants offered samples from a variety of great plates. The Del Mar Taste & Art Stroll also featured live music throughout the day. Highlights included San Diego based jazz guitarist, Peter Sprague, who performed with his band at the L’Auberge Amphitheater. ¢

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MATH, MUSIC, MARTIAL ARTS. Christopher Ong Excels In and Out of the Classroom by LIZ ONUFER | photos by Soul of Photography


hile most 13 year olds have their hands full with cell phones and game controllers, Christopher Ong can be found keeping himself busy with math problems, music, and martial arts. The 8th grader from Solana Beach is a star student, musician, and athlete. Christopher excels across content areas at the Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, participating in the state wide Math Counts competition, Science Olympiads, Music Memory and spelling bees. But he admits to being partial to math. Christopher began Kumon Math when he was in 4th grade, and, today, has completed the curriculum at college level calculus. “My favorite subject is math because it is abstract and fascinating,” explained Christopher. Academics, though, are not Christopher’s sole focus. He also runs on the school’s cross country team and practices Taekwondo at the American Family Martial Arts in Solana Beach. He has set the goal to reach his black belt within the next year. Christopher acknowledged the connection between his athletic and academic endeavors, “Martial arts makes me stronger both physically and mentally.” This talented young man can also be

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found on the stage: Christopher enjoys acting, singing, and playing music. The well rounded performer sings with his church choir, acts in the school musicals, and plays both the piano and violin. Christopher appreciates the discipline and hard work of music, noting the American Grammy Award winning violinist, Joshua Bell, as his inspiration. “Joshua Bell was an avid computer game player but he was able to focus on his violin playing in addition to his other hobbies,” Christopher said. Christopher enjoys living in Solana Beach with his parents, Ken and Lin, and younger sister, Megan, 11. His older sister, Pauline, works as an artist in Los Angeles. The proximity to his after school activities, Kumon, martial arts, and voice lessons is a priority in Christopher’s busy schedule. When he manages to find time to relax, Christopher enjoys going out to eat at his favorite restaurants, Habit Burger and Lockwood Table. As Christopher enters his teenage years, he has set his standards high for life beyond school and sports. “As an adult, I want to be an engineer or a scientist. In my free time, I want to donate to organizations which help the environment,” he stated. Christopher’s work ethic, academic achievements, and hobbies all point to a bright future. ¢



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& FARRO Ingredients 2 cups cooked farro (a type of hulled wheat typically used in salads, soups and side dishes) 1 large butternut squash, cut into ½ inch cubes 1/2 cup whipped goat cheese 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped 2 cups cleaned watercress, rinsed and dried 1 cup apple cider vinaigrette 2 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper to taste

Directions To cook farro: Start out with 1 liter of water and 1 liter of apple cider. Season water with salt until lightly seasoned. Bring farro to a boil from cold, and cook for about 20 minutes until the farro has bloomed and is slightly al dente. Drain and chill farro.

To make whipped goat cheese: In a food processor combine goat cheese, salt and pepper along with 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and pulse until the goat cheese slightly smooths out. Be careful not to over-whip the goat cheese or it will become watery.

To make vinaigrette: 1 gallon apple cider, reduced down to 2 cups 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper

In a large bowl combine apple cider reduction, balsamic vinegar and seasonings, whisk to combine. While continually whisking, drizzle in oil to emulsify. Resulting vinaigrette should be smooth and slightly thick. This recipe makes roughly 1 quart of vinaigrette. Melt butter in a large sauté pan until it begins to lightly brown. Add in the squash and sauté for 1 minute to reheat and lightly color. Add in the hazelnuts along with a touch of olive oil to stop the browning of the butter. Add in the farro and saute another minute or so to merry all the flavors. Deglaze pan with 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette and season. Spread the whipped goat cheese on the bottom of warm plates in a round shape. Mound the farro and squash mixture in the center of the plates. Toss watercress with vinaigrette just to coat leaves. Do not overdress and season. Top warm farro with watercress and drizzle more vinaigrette around plate for serving. Makes: 4 Servings • Preparation Time: 30 minutes

About the Chef Chef’s Name: Chef de Cuisine Darrell Campbell of Del Mar’s Davanti Enoteca Age: 31 Family Members: I have a younger sister, Christy, who lives in Boston. My parents recently celebrated their 40 year anniversary and still live in my hometown of Warren, MI. Community of Residence: Clairemont Hobbies/ Interests: Wakeboarding, boating, Detroit Tigers, Michigan State Spartans, running, eating good food with good company. I’m still wanting to try surfing for the first time! Favorite Local Activity: Del Mar races and going to the beach to relax About the Recipe: This recipe is great for anyone. It is sweet, savory and tangy all at the same time. It’s a great, unique vegetarian dish that pairs well with a glass of wine or one of our fall cocktails at Davanti Enoteca. About the Chef: Chef de Cuisine Darrell Campbell hails from Detroit and recalls early memories of visiting friends’ houses and whipping up inventive meals from whatever food was in their refrigerators. After realizing his enthusiasm for cooking, Darrell worked in Michigan kitchens for seven years. In time, he relocated to Arizona and attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. Darrell remained in Scottsdale until February 2013 when he was tapped to lead the kitchen of the Del Mar location of Davanti Enoteca as chef de cuisine. Darrell believes that the joy of being a chef is about trying new recipes and ingredients and a lifelong ability to teach and be taught. He says, “If you think you know everything in this industry, it’s time to get out.” ¢

Love on a Leash

The Foundation for Pet Provided Therapy by ROBIN KAUFMAN | President, San Diego Love On A Leash


hat do libraries, schools, hospitals, veterans facilities, domestic violence centers, and court rooms all have in common? They, along with a number of other places, all receive pet therapy visits from Love On A Leash (LOAL), the Foundation for Pet Provided Therapy organization. Love On A Leash is a national, non-profit, all volunteer organization established in 1984. The goal is simple – to bring smiles and comfort to those who are visited by a pet therapy animal. Pet therapy animals are privately owned and can be a dog, cat, or rabbit. The dogs can be pure breeds, mixed breeds, and come in all sizes. LOAL does not raise and train dogs to be service or companion animals. To become a fully certified LOAL pet therapy team, dogs must have basic obedience skills and a good temperament. After graduating from a six-week pet therapy training class and passing a control evaluation test (as well as passing the Canine Good Citizen test), the dogs and their humans must then complete a minimum of 10 supervised visits. For cats and rabbits, a veterinarian must certify their health and temperament. After initial certification, those pets must also complete a minimum of 10 supervised visits. There are three LOAL chapters in San Diego County – San Diego Love On A Leash (SanDiegoLOAL@aol.com), which covers the north county inland areas; San Diego North County Chapter (mgleisberg@cox.net), which covers the north county coastal areas; and the San Diego Central Chapter (sandiegocentralloal@gmail.com), which covers everything in-between. To learn more about Love On A Leash, visit the national website at www.loveonaleash. org, or San Diego Love On A Leash’s website at www.SanDiegoLOAL.com. 

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Growing STRONG


orth County’s “Teen Volunteers In Action” is growing strong, confident young men as the charitable organization provides a framework for teenage boys, 7th through 12th grade, to volunteer in the community. They track their hours and commitments, and attend educational lectures and workshops. This year, TVIA boys attended a lecture by Wai John Wai, one of “The Lost Boys of Sudan” profiled by 60 Minutes. He is also the founder of the Sudanese American Youth Center in San Diego. “Upon hearing about his difficult childhood journey out of Sudan, I came to the realization that my journey is effortless, even for the faint of heart!” said Adam Alsadek, a Torrey Pines High School junior and class vice president. “His story really spoke to me and compelled me to help those that don’t have it as easy.” Keenan Salvati, a senior at Francis Parker High School, has joined the TVIA Leadership Council and is Chair of the group’s Karen Refugee Committee. “Working with the Karen Refugees gives me a rewarding sense of community service,” said the soccer and lacrosse star. “Tutoring and helping these kids who are all refugees from Burma is very gratifying; it’s rewarding to see them progress and learn.” “TVIA brings together boys from a variety of backgrounds. Our chapter includes students from different high schools; public, private, and homeschooled,” said SD1 Chapter President Susan Lyon. “I know these boys will graduate and go out into the world with a better sense of how it should work and be inspired to give back.” 

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Casey FA M I LY

Trading Snow for Sun, the Casey Family Can’t Imagine Living Anywhere Else by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Soul of Photography

PROFILE INFORMATION Parents: Community: Hometown: Occupation: Children:

Kathy and Brett Casey Solana Beach since 2006 Naperville, IL General manager in biotech industry and mom Madeline (9; 4th grade), Owen (6; 1st grade), and Sawyer (3; preschool)

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athy and Brett Casey’s story started twenty-plus years ago when they met at their high school prom in their home town of Chicago. “We went to prom with different dates and met that night and started dating right after,” said Kathy. The two weathered a long distance relationship as they attended separate colleges but ultimately reconnected. “It's been since 1990 that we have been together!” exclaimed Kathy. After a job opportunity was offered to Brett, the couple relocated to the west coast and bid “farewell” to Chicago’s cold weather. The Caseys settled on sunny San Diego as the place to raise their kids, and quickly realized that they had found more than just good weather on the west coast, they had found a community to call home. Today, Brett works in the biotech industry, and Kathy is a full-time stay at home mom to their three children. The couple,

who were once scraping windows in the Chicago winters, now spend their time surfing, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors. “We love to go to the beach,” stated Kathy. “We enjoy being outdoors and walking places – hikes in the lagoon, walks to local farmers markets.” Their children, Madeline (9), Owen (6), and Sawyer (3), are equally active. “My daughter loves soccer, gymnastics, and piano,” Kathy shared. “She is also part of Girls on the Run program. Owen is into soccer, skateboard, biking, and has recently learned to surf and started guitar lessons,” she added. “Sawyer is following in his big brother's footsteps and likes to play soccer and skateboard.” With most of their extended family living in Chicago, the Caseys go back for a visit every summer. They are in San Diego to stay, and with only Kathy’s sister living nearby, the family feels lucky to have found a strong support system in their community. “Being involved in community events give us a sense of how being a part of a community is so important for our children especially when we don't have extended family close by,” said Kathy. “We love to support local businessesmany of which are owned by friends of ours... We enjoy the beach community and the feel of a small neighborhood. We can't imagine living anywhere else!” ¢

“We enjoy the beach community and feel of a small neighborhood”

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:::: community stuff Key Leaders Launch ‘Prepare San Diego’

The American Red Cross San Diego/ Imperial Counties Chapter along with key partners recently announced Prepare San Diego, a four-year regional resiliency initiative driven by the Red Cross to help prepare the San Diego region for human emergencies and disasters. A key goal with the initiative is to facilitate a cultural shift to increase individual, organizational, and business preparedness, and with that, one million people in San Diego County will make an emergency plan, build a disaster kit or get trained to effectively respond. Several key community and business leaders are behind Prepare San Diego, including names like Interim Mayor Todd Gloria, Councilmembers Mark Kersey and Marti Emerald, Supervisors Ron Roberts and Dave Roberts, Jerry Sanders and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and entities like the County Office of Emergency Services, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), San Diego State University, KPBS, Economic Development Corporation and more. For more information about Prepare San Diego and how to get involved, visit www.preparesandiego.org.

5th Annual Great Halloween Candy Buy Back

Dr. Curtis Chan is smiling with great expectations for his 5th Annual Great Halloween Candy Buy Back. The Buy Back helps local children unload the Halloween candy they don’t need for a good cause. The candy is then donated to troops overseas, and children are given one dollar per pound (with a limit of five pounds). Last year the drive was a big success, collecting 3,542 pounds of candy, 271 Beanie Babies and 1,127 cards and letters for the troops. The Buy Back will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7 between 3 and 7 p.m. at Dr. Chan’s new dental office, located at 12835 Pointe Del Mar Way Suite #3, Del Mar, CA 92014. Children must be present and must have or make a card for the troops in order to receive their cash. Each child will leave with a free toothbrush kit to brush away any damage from the Halloween candy they kept. Dr. Chan encourages everyone to donate any leftover candy to receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win an iPad and other great prizes. Candy donations will be accepted all week following Halloween. For more information, call 858-481-9090 or visit www.CurtisChanDDS.com.

Helen Woodward’s Frosty Farm

The weekends of Dec. 7, 8 and 14, 15, Santa will be visiting Helen Woodward’s Frosty Farm from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and spreading holiday cheer to all children. To make him feel at home, real snow will be falling as miniature horse “Reindeer” dress up and join in on the holiday activities, along with some of their wintery friends including bunnies, guinea pigs, sheep, and more. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other winter holiday, your family will enjoy quality time together with animal friends while experiencing these fun activities for kids: “Season’s Greetings” with wintery animals, meeting Santa, receiving a special gift from Santa, finding your way through the magical ice palace maze, building your own gingerbread house while sipping a cup of hot cocoa, and more. Spread the holiday cheer with your family at Helen Woodward’s Frosty Farm for only $20 per child and $9 per adult.

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Del Mar Surfside Host’s Breeders’ Cup Screening Surfside Race Place Screens Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious global event, annually attracts the best horses from around the world. The Breeders’ Cup consists of 15 races with purses totaling more than $25 million, and is taking place this year at Santa Anita. On Nov. 1 and 2, come to the Del Mar Race Track and the famed sports bar known as Surfside Race Place, and be part of the fun without having to leave San Diego. Put on your sharpest outfit and be part of the action. General admission is $5. Gates open at 9 a.m. for both days. On Nov. 1, fans will get a free long-sleeve Breeders’ Cup t-shirt with paid admission. Diamond Club members receive 50 percent off general admission and free parking. Reservations are being taken now for both the Theater and the Saddle Club. Theater seating in the Las Vegasstyle race book is $5. The Saddle Club admission package is $15, and includes a program. A special menu will be served in the Saddle Club. For more information, visit www.surfsideraceplace.com.

Sebastian Desposato Grabs Gold

Sebastian Desposato, a four-year-old with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, recently earned seven medals in an international athletic competition, the World Dwarf Games. The World Games is the largest sporting event for individuals of short stature. Over 400 athletes from 17 countries participated in this year’s games. Sebastian was one of the youngest athletes at the World Games. Sebastian competed in several running events, the discus and shot put. He also was in two freestyle swimming races, and played on the United States’ soccer team. He medaled in every event, including two gold medals for swimming, though he slept through a few of the award ceremonies. The Desposato family thanks everyone in the Encinitas community for their support, especially the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA for all the active programs and also Gaspar Physical Therapy of Solana Beach for donating custom shin guards for Sebastian. For more information on the World Dwarf Games visit www.2013worlddwarfgames.org.

CCA & TPHS Students Receive High Honors

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation is a non-profit organization, famed for recognizing and honoring academically talented students across the country. They are most wellknown for their college undergraduate scholarships, obtained through a ranking of PSAT scores, NMQST scores, and other requirements. A record of 37 semifinalists from Canyon Crest Academy, and 33 semifinalists from Torrey Pines High School were among the highest ranking in San Diego. Congratulations to you all. We wish you luck as you continue to shine academically.

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Grauer School to Host Screening of Girl Rising On Nov. 8, The Grauer School’s club, Girls Rising, will be hosting a screening of their namesake film, Girl Rising, a documentary that shines the spotlight on the transformative power of girls’ education. Girl Rising is a groundbreaking feature film that spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born in unforgiving circumstances. The film captures their dreams, their voices and their remarkable lives. “Equality is the future. The community has to understand what a girl has to go through to make it in the world,” said student leader Jada Henry, emphasizing the The Grauer School’s Girls Rising Club global aspects of these issues of equality. The event will have authentic food by East African Cuisine, by a female refugee of the Somali Civil War, a market of microfinanced handicraft goods, and desserts sold by Grauer School students from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit women’s charitable foundations. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. in The Grauer School’s Great Hall. This film recommended for children 12 years and up.

CCA Envision Theatre Upcoming Shows

Canyon Crest Academy and Envision utilize working artists as instructors. These professional artists work with the visual and performing arts students to deliver an outstanding arts experience at a professional level. “Biloxi Blues”: at The Proscenium Theater Nov. 6 – 16 Winner of the 1985 Tony Award for Best Play, “Biloxi Blues” is the second in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon’s trilogy. When we last met Eugene Jerome, he was coping with adolescence in 1930s Brooklyn. Here, he is a young army recruit during WWII, going through basic training and learning about life and love along with some harsher lessons, while stationed at boot camp in Biloxi, MS in 1943. Rated PG-13 for language and adult situations. “The Children’s Hour” at The Black Box Theater Oct. 24 – Nov. 2 This is a serious and adult play about two women who run a school for girls. After a malicious youngster starts a rumor about the two women, the rumor soon turns to scandal. As the young girl comes to understand the power she wields, she sticks by her story, which precipitates tragedy for the women. It is later discovered that the gossip was pure invention, but irreparable damage has been done. For more information, visit www.cca-envision.org.

Life Begins At 70

At age 72, after decades of futility trying to become a published author, Alan Mindell has finally found success with his new novel, The Closer, published by Sunbury Press. Since its release on June 30, 2013, it has been listed in three of Amazon’s bestseller categories, becoming the number one paperback bestseller in new sports fiction. The Closer is the heartwarming story of Terry Landers, a knuckle-balling career minor league relief pitcher who, after finally getting his chance at the major leagues, makes a big impact both on the pitching mound and with a family in distress. Besides The Closer’s success, Alan has made his mark elsewhere. He’s won four gold medals in the 2012 San Diego Senior Olympics and will perform in four events in the 2013 edition later this month. His racehorse, Quiet Command, ran fourth in a race at Santa Anita on Oct. 3. There will be a discussion and booksigning for The Closer at the Solana Beach Library on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Santa Fe Students Perform Surgery at NuVasive

Santa Fe Christian School’s 55 anatomy and physiology students visited NuVasive, a San Diego-based spinal surgical hardware company, to participate in real spinal procedures on human cadavers in early October. Guided by NuVasive educators, students installed surgical instrumentation, removed a cartilaginous intervertebral disk, prepared the intervertebral space for the NuVasive interbody implant and installed the spinal device. The goal of the field trip was to connect classroom learning to real-life applications, and expose students to career opportunities in medicine. “I really enjoyed getting to put the facts and terms we have been learning in our class to practice, and seeing the real world experience,” said Vince Reilly, an SFC student. “Three different people spoke – a surgeon, a mechanical engineer and a product manager. It showed me that there were opportunities in the medical field.”

Career Seminar with FemCity San Diego

Are you a savvy business woman? If you are one of them, become a Femfessional and join the FemCity San Diego Chapter as a member or guest. The topic for the Nov. 13 event is: “Network Your Way To Career Success” with guest speaker, Anna Runyon. The event will be held at Hera Hub in Sorrento Mesa at 9710 Scranton Road, #160, San Diego, CA 92121 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Anna Runyon is a speaker and career coach, professor at DeVry University, founder of www.classycareergirl.com, and the creator of popular programs like the Get Unstuck Bootcamp and the Get Ahead Club. Anna will give you step-by-step instructions on how to make new contacts, build your network and leverage your connections so that you can have the career of your dreams. For questions, more information, or a calendar of events, contact Anne Von Dyl at sandiego@femfessionals.com, call 619-804-3511, or visit www.femfessionals.com/FemCities/San-Diego.htm.

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1. The Solana Beach Cardinals 15U Baseball team defeated several area teams and were runner-ups in the final. 2. First grader Jadyn Butcher puts her best foot forward before getting all tied up in a giant game of Twister. 3. Del Mar resident Ali performs her original song “All I Can Hear” at The Grauer School’s Café Night. 4. John and Rose Simmons enjoying a gorgeous day at the Del Mar races. 5. Torrey Mercer, Solana Beach resident, delivers a No-Bully Assembly to middle schoolers (www.torreymercer.com).


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6. HNC Development Don Beaumarchais, longtime HNC volunteer and Solana Beach resident Mary Jane Boyd, HNC Executive Director Nerice Kaufman, Supervisor Dave Roberts and HNC Board Chair Bobbie Hoder at Pacifica House. 7. Steven, Kellee, Eliana and Levi Ybarra enjoy french fries from the Straza Family McDonald’s. 8. The Grauer School junior Natalie croons a song that she penned named “Otherwise”. 9. Horizon Prep Fall Author’s Tea Honorees: (L-R) Jadyn Butcher, Josh Preske, Madeline Canning, Sari HankGuerreire, Hannah Maiocca, Ezekiel Husmann, McKenna Leasure, Madison Tag, Hannah Elliott, Anna Madden, Jovanna McDaniel, Jenna Antonio, Abby Phillips, Abby Gammel, Richel Shea, and Audrey Thesing. 10. Fun in the photo booth at Family Fun(d) Night with Kristen, Austin, Landon and John DeMuth.


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by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Tyler McElhaney


t Therapeutic Literacy Center (TLC), the focus is on getting to the source of the problem when a child is struggling academically. “Sometimes smart kids have trouble learning in school. When parents don’t know why their child isn’t reaching their potential, is spending too much time on homework or isn’t motivated to learn, they come to us. It’s natural for a child to want to learn, so if they are having trouble paying attention or appear unmotivated, we find the underlying reason and fix it,” explained Maria Bagby, Reading Specialist, Educational Therapist and owner of Therapeutic Literacy Center. She and her highly qualified and experienced staff help students of all ages with either diagnosed or

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non-diagnosed dyslexia, ADHD, auditory processing deficits and those who struggle with reading, writing, spelling and math through developing their underlying processing skills including processing speed, working memory and the many aspects of auditory and visual processing. According to Bagby, 20-30% of the student population has difficulty with auditory processing without knowing it and 20-25% are somewhere on a continuum of dyslexia. These issues can deeply affect reading and all academic areas causing a student to struggle in the classroom. Bagby has years of experience in the educational system, both as a classroom teacher and administrator. She holds advanced degrees in early childhood psychology, reading and curriculum and assessment.


Name of Business: Therapeutic Literacy Center, LLC Owner: Maria Bagby, Reading Specialist, Educational Therapist Years in Field: 25 years Year of Establishment: 2008 (Colorado), 2013 move to California (Solana Beach) Address: 990 Highland Dr. Suite 106-D, Solana Beach, CA 92075 Website: www.therapeuticliteracycenter.com Email Contact: maria@therapeuticliteracycenter.com Phone: 858-481-2200 Description: We specialize in providing therapeutic instruction in reading, writing, spelling and math and helping students with learning and attention challenges become successful and confident learners.

“We focus on strengthening the underlying learning skills that are necessary for success in school and in life.” ~Maria Bagby, Owner Therapeutic Literacy Center Her approach to helping students is unique and is more than tutoring—the goal is to change the way students learn. “People are used to thinking that they have to compensate for their weaknesses or accommodate for them. We focus on strengthening the underlying learning skills that are necessary for success in school and in life. We see changes in our students daily. We watch them become independent and confident learners,” related Bagby.

The staff at Therapeutic Literacy Center is dedicated to making each child’s experience a positive one. “The atmosphere here is warm and welcoming. We have a commitment to collaboration among each other and with the families. At the TLC, there are never only two eyes on each student weekly because of the amount of collaboration amongst our team in observing and dialoguing about each student and their progress,” revealed Bagby. She and her staff strive to make Therapeutic Learning

Center a safe haven for students that is both fun and life-changing. As stated by Bagby, students will feel a change in their learning skills in the first two weeks in the program. And as the students become more confident and independent learners, the whole family feels the positive change as well. For more information or to find out how Therapeutic Literacy Center can help your child and your family, please visit www.therapeuticliteracycenter.com. ¢

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by LINDA FRABL | photos by Soul of Photography


you’re tired of shopping at generic, cookie-cutter-type impersonal grocery stores, then it’s time to embrace the enchanting farmers markets found within your own community. Both Del Mar and Solana Beach have their own lovely farmers markets that not only feature fresh, healthy, locally-grown produce, but also a charming, outdoor-strolling

ambience. You can mix and mingle with your neighbors and chat one-on-one with local farmers while sampling a plethora of delicious, organic food offerings. Feel free to enjoy a delectably diverse assortment of food vendor options, as both farmers markets feature every exotic flavor under the sun, including Ethiopian, French, Italian, Thai or even Jamaican. So go ahead and indulge your taste buds as you wander through the fascinating stalls at these wonderful neighborhood farmers markets.

Del Mar Farmers Market Day: Every Saturday Time: 1 – 4 p.m. Location: Del Mar City Hall parking lot, Between 10th & 11th Streets, Del Mar, CA 92014 Website: www.delmarfarmersmarket.org

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Solana Beach Farmers Market Day: Every Sunday Time: 1 – 5 p.m. (food court opens at noon) Location: 444 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, CA, 92075 Website: www.solanabeachfarmersmarket.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/solanabeachfarmersmarket

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Nicole Holliday

Board President for the Del Mar Farmers Market

WHAT IS THE HISTORY BEHIND THE DEL MAR FARMERS MARKET? In 1986, after the closing of the only grocery store in Del Mar, a small group of forward-thinking women opened the Del Mar Farmers Market in hopes of providing the community with a convenient shopping option that would provide access to produce from the many local growers. The market was only the second of its kind in San Diego and was modeled after the previously existing farmers market in Vista, CA.

WHAT IS YOUR TITLE AND ROLE? I am the board president and as that, I am the liaison between the Del Mar Farmers Market and the city. It is my responsibility to ensure that the market is meeting the needs of all facets of our customers as well as our farmers and other vendors.

HOW HAS THE DEL MAR FARMERS MARKET EVOLVED? Part of the beauty of the Del Mar Farmers Market is that it is very much the same as it was in 1986, with the exception of the quantity of prepared foods, which you will now find. Several of the same local vendors who started with us are still here now.


However, the nonprofit angle has

the community we serve and our

evolved, allowing us to give back to

scholarship program is the greatest

the community through scholarships

way we can give back by supporting

and donations that enhance Del Mar

higher education for our local growers’

and the surrounding community.

library to the lifeguards to the San Dieguito River Park to the Del Mar Community Connections and more.


WHAT CAN ONE EXPECT WHEN VISITING THE DEL MAR FARMERS MARKET ON ANY GIVEN SATURDAY? Our visitors will enjoy lunch from any of our international food vendors and dine European-style on

Most of the produce sold at the

bistro tables under the shady trees.

families. Over half of the money

Del Mar Farmers Market is pesticide-

Wandering through the market, one

Over the past two decades, we have

earned is dedicated to scholarships.

free and a couple of the growers

can choose from a wide variety of

been fortunate enough to contribute

As for the nonprofit programs, the

are completely organic. It is also

seasonal fruits, vegetables, flowers,

over a quarter of a million dollars to

city does not earn money from the

important to note that the local food

fresh baked breads and pastries,

other non-profit programs and to our

farmers or the customers, but we

sold at the market is picked fresh

almonds, fresh fish, freshly-laid free

farmers’ families.

utilize this money to impact the quality

and reduces the need for excess

range eggs and a range of dips and

of services the city provides, from the

packaging and transportation.

sauces. Our market has a small-town

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DEL MAR FARMERS MARKET VENDORS: CERTIFIED FARMERS: Bernard Ranches Blue Heron Farm Candy’s Farm Hopkins AG Kawano Farms Ranco Mexico Lindo Valdivia Farms Schaner Farms Smit Orchards PREPARED FOODS: Baba Foods French Cuisine Gourmet Tamales Kettle Korn of San Diego La Isla Ceviche, LLC Liberty Foods The Loose Leaf Pasta Design Paula’s Gluten Free PLANTS AND FLOWERS: Hidalgo Flowers Orquidia Wholesale Rancho Chico POULTRY, FISH AND MEATS: Dry Dock Fish Company Eben-Haezer Egg Ranch

feel and visitors will run into smiling familiar faces, as well as guests from nearby and abroad.

WHAT ARE THE TOP REASONS ONE VISITS THE DEL MAR FARMERS MARKET? The intimate feel of the market. It’s very manageable, yet it offers the best and freshest of all the seasonal produce. Several of our vendors supply to the most

Indian, French and Italian.

HOW MANY VENDORS DOES THE DEL MAR FARMERS MARKET HOST? Currently the market has 30 vendors. It fluctuates slightly depending on the season.

WHAT ARE YOUR MOST POPULAR FOOD VENDORS? There’s not a food vendor that

is different than what the local

change. For example, as the

restaurants offer. Ethiopian food is

summer wanes, so does the stone

our most recent addition and people

fruit (apricots, plums, nectarines,

seem to be thrilled to have another

etc.), so now the market will offer

option. We also offer ceviche and

a variety of apples, juicy citrus,

fresh tortilla chips, which is a delicious

pomegranate and persimmons. One

snack or meal.

can expect the lettuces (kale, endive


and arugula) year-round. Typically, beets, mushrooms, broccoli, bok choy, beans and some tomatoes are a staple too.

The market does change

celebrated restaurants in San Diego.

does significantly better than the

seasonally. The prepared foods,

Also, our selection of international

others. What’s unique about our

including the fish, stay the same, but

foods includes Ethiopian, Hispanic,

market is that the food offered

the fruits and vegetables definitely

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Q&A WHAT IS THE HISTORY BEHIND THE SOLANA BEACH FARMERS MARKET? In 2007, the Solana Beach Farmers Market moved to its present location in the Cedros Avenue Design District. Sean MacLeod, one of the


Karen Williams

General Manager for the Solana Beach Farmers Market


Jamaican Jerk Hut

South Pacific Seafoods

Alfredo Hidalgo Flowers

Red Oven Pizza

Wild Alaska Fish Mkt-Salmon

Bay Produce

The Thai Burger Co


Carlsbad Strawberry Co.

founders of the Cedros Avenue




Design District, was very instrumental

Double Peak Plumeria

Baba Foods

Bella Bohemian

in moving the market there, and he

Gama Farms


Botanicals By The Sea

continues to have an advisory role. An

Gilbert and Lee Quintos

Belen Artisanal Bakery

Bridget Designs

JR Organics

Biscuit Gourmet Biscotti

Casey Sawma

Mountain Meadow Mushrooms

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the location moved into the Design

Paradise Valley Ranch

Bon Pastry

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District, management expanded and

PR Farms

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Jewels & Co.

refined the vendors and farmers,

Rodney Kawano

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increasing the quality and selection.

Smit Ranch

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Keys Creek Lavender


Sun Terra Products

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earlier, smaller market previously was held at the corner of Cedros Avenue and Lomas Santa Fe Avenue. When

Hanis Market

Madd Hatter’s Jewelry

the vendors and locations, along with


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all things related to running the market



Mr. B’s Luminaries

behind the scenes, including working

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I am the general manager. I select

with the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health. We do have a Sunday Onsite Manager, Keon Keshavarzi, who is at the market

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chicken and satay. Many people

Most of the prepared food vendors

come to the market at noon, have

carry organic products. Since

lunch, then buy their weekly produce

everyone is selling their own foods,

and flowers at the market.

they can answer all your questions

every Sunday to make sure everything goes as planned, and he also assists the vendors and customers.


TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR FOOD COURT. It is a fantastic food court, full of

number of farmers and vendors to

prepared-to-eat foods with charming

over 50, and continuously upgrades

seating, tables and colorful market

the overall, seasonal quality and

umbrellas that create the feel of a

selection of offerings from the farmers

sidewalk cafe. These foods include

and vendors. A food court was added

artisan made-to-order pizza (including

a couple of years ago, which has

gluten-free), award-winning fish tacos,

the Department of Agriculture, which

become very popular. The food court

burritos and ceviches, hand-crafted

means that it is provided by the actual

opens an hour (12 p.m.) before the

gourmet crepes, healthful fresh fruit

growers, so it is truly “farm-to-table.”

relaxing Sunday afternoon

regular market does (1 p.m.).

smoothies and juices, Jamaican jerk

Most of it is organic, or “no-spray.”

discovering new treasures!

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about where it comes from!



The farmers and vendors are friendly


and helpful, and there is always great

The two most popular food

unique in its energy and ambience.

seasonally when it comes to produce. Some people don’t understand that all the produce is grown locally, so the produce you see here will be truly

Solana Beach’s famous Cedros

recorded music wafting amongst the

vendors are the fish tacos and

seasonal, unlike supermarkets that

Avenue Design District, so many

market stalls.

the pizza. But all of the food court

get their produce from other countries

people enjoy “strolling the avenue”

vendors are popular and everyone

and carry products not in season

after visiting the farmers market in

has their own tastes.

here. There is a large selection of

order to explore the more than 85 shops and boutiques and galleries. Second, in addition to the high-quality, wide selection of locally-produced and certified products, the market is



foods (honey, breads, sauces, meats, seafood, cheeses, desserts, jams, oils, teas) available year round. The artisans change from week to week, so there is always something new! ¢

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A Fun Night for

Fundraisers Lucky Duck Foundation Raises Event Record at Day of Golfing and Fundraising photos by Spark Photography


an Diego non-profit the Lucky Duck Foundation has announced it will be donating $700,000 to local and national charities this year, the result of proceeds raised at the fifth annual Swing & Soiree event and Pat and Stephanie Kilkenny’s matching donation. This brings the total amount of money raised since the Lucky Duck Foundation’s founding to $3,780,623.22. One hundred twenty-eight golfers participated in the shotgun shamble golf tournament at the Santaluz Club on Monday and a total of 300 guests gathered for the evening reception and live auction, which included hot-ticket items like a trip on a private jet, Super Bowl tickets and a visit to the set of Fox Sports. The night’s biggest money generator was the paddle raise, which garnered a record $143,000. The Kilkennys will be matching all the funds raised at the Swing & Soiree and double matching the paddle raise. In total, this year’s Swing & Soiree raised $257,000 a substantial increase from the $171,000 raised in 2012. Del Mar couple Pat and Stephanie Kilkenny started the Lucky Duck Foundation in 2005 to raise awareness and funds for charitable causes. The name “Lucky Duck Foundation” is a nod to Pat’s Irish heritage and his Oregon roots. ¢

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he Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP) is a Catholic, college-preparatory high school that is the only all-girls school in San Diego County. Maintaining the highest of academic excellence, the school’s graduating class of 2013 was offered more than $19 million in merit-based scholarships and received 940 acceptances from colleges and universities across the nation and internationally. Head of School, Lauren Lek, proclaimed, “An OLP girl is different from female graduates of other schools, and that shows in her leadership, confidence, poise and readiness to take on challenges.” The school was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, who traveled to San Diego from Carondelet, Missouri to start up the school in 1882 with just $50. Its current hilltop location in Normal Heights is a beautiful setting with lush gardens and Renaissance-style buildings. In operation for 131 years, OLP prides itself on teaching young women the core values of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. “OLP students are educated to become the intellectual leaders of tomorrow with a great focus on social justice and caring for others,” Lauren revealed. The Academy’s rigorous curriculum includes

access to all STEM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. OLP also offers opportunities in the Visual and Performing Arts. Innovative elective courses offered include Pilot TV, digital arts, marine science and cuttingedge classes such as genetics. In addition, OLP also supports a comprehensive college counseling program for grades 9-12. “Regardless of what path OLP graduates pursue, they are prepared for the rigors of higher education and success after schooling ends,” Lauren stated. Even though OLP is proud of its altruistic and scholarly foundation, Lauren added, “That doesn’t mean our students don’t get to enjoy a social life as well.” The Academy has more than 30 clubs and organizations on campus, and 20 competitive CIF interscholastic athletic teams. In addition, there are frequent rallies, dances and other interactive activities with the students at St. Augustine, an all-boys school in nearby North Park. Lauren emphasized, “OLP is the perfect balance of intellectual, emotional and spiritual learning that young women need.” Don’t miss the opportunity to have your daughter experience this wonderful school. Parents of

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prospective students are invited on campus to join OLP for a student-led tour of the beautiful campus and a presentation of OLP’s academic and co-curricular offerings. This presentation will also include information about the admissions process and the opportunity to meet current OLP students, parents and alumnae. Parent breakfast tour dates are Nov. 8, Jan. 16 and Feb. 7. For more information about the parent breakfast tours and other OLP events, please contact the front office at 619-297-2266. 

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HUMANITARIAN Former Nurse Helps Struggling Families Improve Their Lives by AMY LEHRER | photos by Soul of Photography


eanne Hansen-Drasco, a Solana Beach resident for the past 38 years, has dedicated her life to helping others. Her 50-year career as a nurse for the County of San Diego Public Health Department included intensive care, emergency and trauma nursing, pediatric community health and public health nursing. Her specialty involved high-risk pregnancies and pediatrics, but she was also a breastfeeding consultant and newborn specialist. In addition to nursing, since 1975 Jeanne has volunteered actively in her community. Due to her career, she became acquainted with the needs of migrant workers and decided to help them find safe housing and health care. She volunteered for Casa de Luz, a nonprofit organization that builds homes and community centers in Tijuana. As a Red Cross nurse volunteer, Jeanne is on-call once a month to assist any family who experiences a personal or community disaster. Due to her efforts, she has opened several shelters and served as the nurse liaison for medical supplies. In addition, with another public health nurse, she created “Christmas Angels,” a Christmas project that provides food, gifts and clothes for needy families. Currently, Jeanne volunteers as a case manager and counselor for Birthline, a nonprofit pregnancy crisis center that helps women obtain food, clothing, baby supplies, medical care, child care, legal services, education and jobs. Jeanne explained, “If public health nurses or social workers at centers and hospitals come across a family that needs additional assistance, they contact me.” She finds witnessing families progress from crisis situations to independence and success rewarding. For example, one of her cases involved a pregnant domestic violence victim who had become homeless. The courageous mom of five stayed in five different shelters and is now awaiting transitional housing. She also plans to return to work. Jeanne shared, “She is a very strong and dedicated mother, and I am so proud of her progress. I have been her advocate and helped her navigate the county system successfully.” Now that Jeanne is retired, she has more free time. She spends quality time with her husband, four sisters, two daughters, and their three grandchildren. An avid gardener who loves attending garden events and local nurseries like the Cedros Garden and Weidner's Gardens, Jeanne volunteers in her grandchildren’s schools, teaching the elementary students how to grow vegetables and flowers. She also enjoys reading and walking along Solana Beach and Del Mar Beach. ¢

Name: Jeanne Hansen Residence: Solana Beach since 1975 Profession: Nursing – Retired from the County of San Diego Public Health Department in 2011 Interests: Gardening, flower arranging, reading, walking on the beach and spending time with extended family Family: Husband – Mitchell, Daughters – Christine and Melinda (married to Derek), Grandchildren – Nicholas (11), Spencer (9), and Emma Jeanne (8)

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Group: Red Cross Health Services Purpose: The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Website: www.redcross.org Contact: Pat Bull, 619-312-5724

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Do’s and Don’ts of Asset Allocation A

sset allocation is an investment strategy of diversifying your investments among different kinds of asset classes (stocks, bonds, real estate, cash, etc.). While asset allocation does not guarantee profit or protect against loss, a diversified portfolio can help improve your chances of weathering ups and downs in the market. This potentially reduces your investment portfolio volatility. Here are the do’s and don’ts of asset allocation.



• Rebalance annually. Pick a consistent

date each year to review your portfolio. Though your risk tolerance probably won’t change often, volatile market conditions or a major life event (such as job loss or the birth of a child) may prompt you to rebalance your assets. We typically find there is little reason to reallocate more frequently, though your mid-year financial check-up is also a good time to review asset allocation. Also recognize that rebalancing may result in trading fees and realized gains or losses.

with appropriate portfolio risk. Investment risk tolerance should reflect your financial situation and long-term goals. You should be comfortable with potential outcomes, even if there is a market downturn. If you are not comfortable with a possible nosedive, adjust your asset allocation to decrease the risk. It’s also possible that based on your financial goals and time horizon, you’re being more financially conservative than you should be. Try to look at your portfolio objectively and asses your risk tolerance accordingly.

• Maintain long-term financial strategies. Balance your portfolio to match your long-range goals, rather than trying to predict the market’s direction. Market swings can cause emotional reactions, and a consistent strategy is generally best for facing economic headwinds.

Overhold investments as a diversification strategy. Sound asset allocation requires differentiation across various classes of investments. Investing in multiple mutual funds (for example) with the same objective (i.e. aggressive growth) won’t diminish your financial risk.

• Consider tax implications. Ask your financial professional whether investing in tax-sheltered accounts might be right for you given your financial assets, goals and time horizons.

Take risks you are not comfortable with. Don’t confuse personal bravado

Rely entirely on asset allocation. There is no magic bullet for successful investing.

by Richard H. Fogg, CFP® Strategic asset allocation may be very useful for helping to improve investment results. However, managing it properly requires careful application, a long-term outlook, and a solid financial plan. There is never any guarantee of financial success or asset protection, and your nest egg may still be impacted by the vagaries of the financial markets. Rebalancing your portfolio can be a complex process. If you aren’t already working with a financial professional, consider it. This move will help you determine risk tolerance, financial goals, time horizons and appropriate asset allocation strategies based on the personal needs of your family. ¢

It’s possible that based on your financial goals and time horizon, you’re being more financially conservative than you should be.

With over 15 years of providing comprehensive fee-based financial, investment, retirement and estate planning, Richard Fogg and his team know clients appreciate and 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.

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. • 12555 High Bluff Drive Suite 160, San Diego, CA 92130 Phone: 858-693-7556 • Fax: 858-345-1872 • www.pcfpgroup.com • richard.h.fogg@ampf.com © 2013 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved. Brokerage, investment and financial advisory services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. Some products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all clients. Ameriprise Financial does not provide tax or legal advice. Consult your tax advisor or attorney.

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BIG CHANGES little things,

Tips to Freshen Up Your Home by JESSICA WOODS


ow many times have you made the promise to yourself to make some changes in your home? Let’s clean it up, repaint the walls, build a gazebo, or buy a new dining set! Well, let’s hold the horses for a second. This coming new year doesn’t mean you need to make big purchases or strip your house to the bare bones to make way for some new feng shui. Sometimes it’s the tiniest change in details that make all the difference.

A Coat of Paint

Duct Tape Decorating

In my neighbor’s foyer was once a wooden standing cabinet. It was well-used and getting on in years, but she noticed that it was a bit of an eyesore. Instead of buying a whole new cabinet, she repainted it. Not just plain black or white though, but a beautiful shade of teal that was pleasing to the eye. Before you decide to replace the cabinets or an old armoire, consider a trip to the hardware store and have some fun finding a color that would complement the room. For an additional look, you can change the handles or knobs along with that new coat of paint.

Fuzzy Frames Winter’s coming, so here’s a way to make your pictures and living room look a little cozier. Grab some plain wooden frames, old or new, and a few balls of colored yarn. Detach the backing of the frame, leaving just the square. Take a string of yarn and start wrapping it around the frame until every space is covered, and glue the ends down. When re-attaching the back, it’ll be quite snug, but can be resized to fit.

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I know you’re probably thinking “Duct tape? Really?”, but duct tape has become remarkably versatile lately. Not only is it the most durable, long-lasting tape around, but if you enter any craft store, there’s a whole plethora of different colors and patterns to choose from. Take a blank lamp shade or a vase and apply a layer of duct tape. With a pair of some sharp scissors, it’s easy to make abstract patterns, mix color blocks, and make a design all your own. Decorate the lamp shade with some colorful waves, or add some duct tape flowers to the base of the vase, to make them look pleasing. This is especially fun for kids of all ages.

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2013 Falcon Sports Winter Preview


e are excited to start another season of winter sports at Torrey Pines High School. If this year is anything like the last, we are looking forward to some great matchups. Last winter, our boys basketball team finished with some great games all the way to the semifinals. Our boys and girls soccer teams finished with winning records. Both soccer programs played well into postseason play and faced extremely competitive divisions. Many games were

decided in overtime shootouts. Our girls water polo program finished a remarkable season as the CIF Final runner up for a third year in a row. The TP wrestling program is enjoying the new leadership of coach Steve Roman. Coach Roman has worked all year to build the program, and we are excited to watch the team grow this winter. We also look forward to a new season for our girls basketball team. New head coach Denise Bennett will have a strong group of

Girls Basketball

Head Coach: Denise Bennett Last Year’s League Record: 4 – 6 First Game: Jan. 21 at Westview High School

Boys Basketball

Head Coach: John Olive Last Year’s League Record: 8 – 2 First Game: Jan. 21 vs. Westview High School

Girls Water Polo

Head Coach: Tim Reed Last Year’s League Record: 22 – 6 First Match: Jan. 14 at Poway High School

returning players. The team qualified for the first round of playoffs in 2013 and is poised to go further in 2014. We encourage everyone in the community to come out to TPHS and enjoy some amazing athletic performances. Spend an evening watching a soccer game in Falcon Stadium, see some basketball or wrestling in our historic gym, or make your way out to the UCSD pool for some Torrey Pines Water Polo. Get out and catch some Falcon Fever!

Girls Soccer

~ Charles Doerrer, Torrey Pines High School Athletic Director

Head Coach: Martyn Hansford Last Year’s League Record: 6 – 3 – 0 First Game: Jan. 21 vs. Westview High School

Boys Soccer

Head Coach: Andy Hargreaves Last Year’s League Record: 5 – 4 – 1 First Game: Jan. 21 at Westview High School


Head Coach: Steve Roman Last Year’s League Record: 1 – 3 First Meet: Jan. 16 at Poway High School

2013 Ravens Sports Winter Preview


he CCA athletic programs are excited as we head into the 2013-14 winter season. Last year, most of our winter programs advanced to the CIF playoffs and fared extremely well. Also, having have won more than a dozen league championships and two CIF titles during the past three years, the culture in our Athletic Department is now one of high expectations for our Ravens. Our boys and girls basketball and soccer teams, as well as our girls water polo and wrestling teams, are looking forward

to competing this winter. 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 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-

Girls Basketball

athletes as they go about their business on a daily basis. Our Ravens are true representatives of what competitive, hardworking, and thoughtful athletes should be. We are all looking forward to an exciting and rewarding 2013-14 winter season! ~ Jeff Copeland, Canyon Crest Academy Athletic Director

Girls Soccer

Head Coach: Mike Ramel Last Year’s League Record: 0 – 10 First Game: Jan. 21 @ Rancho Bernardo High School

Head Coach: Mike Gentry Last Year’s League Record: 0 – 4 – 1 First Game: Jan. 21 @ Rancho Bernardo High School

Boys Basketball

Boys Soccer

Head Coach: Brian Baum Last Year’s League Record: 5 – 5 First Game: Jan. 21 vs. Rancho Bernardo High School

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Head Coach: Tom Lockhart Last Year’s League Record: 2 – 5 – 3 First Game: Jan. 21 @ Rancho Bernardo High School


Head Coach: Connor Nesseler Last Year’s League Record: N/A First Meet: Jan. 16 @ Westview High School

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Personalized GUIDANCE

Fogg & Associates has a simple vision: Help as many clients as possible achieve their financial goals by providing advice that is honest, straightforward and comprehensive. We empower clients and staff alike to achieve both personal and professional objectives, simultaneously guiding long-term assets and life management,” says Richard Fogg, President of Fogg & Associates - a Platinum Financial Services® practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. Fogg team members develop a holistic strategy of comprehensive financial planning for each of their clients. This approach, combined with their commitment to making personal connections with clients, is one of the reasons why Fogg & Associates has won the Five Star Wealth Manager Award from San Diego Magazine – not once, but twice – and has achieved an impressive 96%+ positive satisfaction rating from their clientele. Fogg & Associates specializes in cash flow management, charitable giving, education and estate planning, as well as investment, tax and retirement strategies. “With the firm’s holistic view of an individual’s life always in mind, we tend to develop portfolios that are aimed at limiting your exposure to the whims of the marketplace. We build asset allocation geared toward the needs of each individual investor based on their long-term goals and tolerance for risk,” notes Fogg.

by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Tyler McElhaney


Richard Fogg, CFP®, Financial Advisor

As company president, Richard encourages everyone on his team to provide the best client service possible. Richard believes that everyone ultimately shares the same goals – security, happiness and a better future for their children. This belief drives his company’s outlook, as well as his own personal approach to life. For 16 years, Fogg & Associates has operated as a Platinum Financial Services® practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., a nationwide company that shares Fogg & Associates dedication to personalized client service. Richard is an avid supporter of San Diego State University, his alma mater, and is immediate past-president of the Del Mar/Solana Beach Sunrise Rotary Club.

Andrew Hathaway, CFP®, Financial Advisor Andrew has been with Ameriprise for seven years and with Fogg & Associates for the last five years. He has extensive experience in retirement, estate and tax planning strategies, in addition to investment, education savings and insurance options. Treasurer of the University of Michigan Club in San Diego, he enjoys University of Michigan football, playing soccer and running half marathons.

Radia Bencheikh, Associate Financial Advisor Radia recently joined the Fogg & Associates team after years of handling financial and investment matters at several international financial houses. She is an active member of Rotary International and was named Rotarian of the Year for 2012-13 by the Del Mar/Solana Beach Sunrise Club. 

AT A GLANCE: Name of Business: Owners: Years of Practice: Year of Establishment: Address: Website: Email Contact: Phone:


Fogg & Associates – a Platinum Financial Services® practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. Richard H. Fogg, CFP®, Financial Advisor 16 1997 12555 High Bluff Drive, Suite 160, San Diego, CA 92130 www.ameripriseadvisors.com/richard.h.fogg/profile Richard.h.fogg@ampf.com 858-693-7556

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SAN DIEGOSTYLE A Guide to Fun in the Wintertime Sun by JENNIFER FRAKES


hile much of the country is under gray skies and blankets of sleet and snow, San Diegans are enjoying sunshine and mild temperatures. Here are a few ideas on how to celebrate the winter months San Diego-style!

That’s So San Diego

Searching for the Seasons

Take a stroll through Balboa Park to admire the beautiful architecture and holiday decorations.

Experience a winter wonderland high atop Mount Laguna, only a onehour drive from San Diego. If the conditions are right, sledding and snowball fights may ensue.

Add a twist to a trip to the beach by collecting seashells to make unique gifts or to decorate holiday packages. For a special treat, walk along the cliffs of Point Loma to see migrating gray whales headed south for breeding season.

Drive up to the top of Mt. Soledad in La Jolla for a birds-eye view of the city aglow with holiday light displays.

Holiday Happenings

Winter in San Diego includes an abundance of holiday-themed festivals, parades and awe-inspiring spectacles. Parades include the Mother Goose Parade in El Cajon (Nov. 24), the Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade (Dec. 8), and the stunning San Diego Bay Parade of Lights (Dec. 8 and 15). The Surfing Santa event at Seaport Village (Nov. 24), December Nights in Balboa Park (Dec. 6 and 7), and Christmas in the Park in Poway (Dec. 14) are always a hit for kids and adults alike, featuring food, crafts, holiday treats and activities.

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Sometimes a little peek at the changing of the seasons is required to get into the holiday spirit. Take a drive up to Julian for gorgeous fall colors and maybe even snow during December and January. Don’t forget to order a cup of hot apple cider and a piece of apple pie!

It (Almost) Never Rains in San Diego

On the rare occasion that it rains, there are plenty of indoor activities that appeal to a variety of interests. See an IMAX film at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and then visit one of the 15 major museums in Balboa Park. Take the trolley downtown and explore the New Children’s Museum or head to the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido. For sports enthusiasts, skate at one of several of San Diego’s indoor ice rinks, or reach new heights at an indoor rock climbing gym. Regardless of the weather, it is not hard to experience some wintertime fun in San Diego. ¢

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Where Are We Headed? by CAY AND CARLY BOHNSACK, Real Living Lifestyles


t is hard to believe that summer is over and we are in the last quarter of 2013. As usual, we have been doing our homework on the local real estate market, and we want to share with you a few thoughts based on some information that we have uncovered. Looking at 2013 and real estate pricing, home prices rose faster during the first seven months of the year than any year since 2004, which was the year that marked the beginning of the home price bubble. In September, the S&P/Case-Shiller price index for 20 major metro areas showed the signs of runaway price inflation earlier this year. The fact that low inventory of homes, low mortgage rates, and a heavy demand for housing were contributing factors. Going into fourth quarter the market is good right now. It appears to be a “normal” market, where the supply and demand curve seems to be balanced. We won’t likely see huge appreciation anytime soon nor will we likely see any massive declines. We will likely have a strong fall selling season this year. In addition, the recent government shut down has shaken the consumer confidence and it’s causing more fear than actual harm in the housing market thus far. If interest rates go up due to the fear of debt default this could have a negative impact on real estate sales. As in all market conditions marketing and pricing strategies are critical. Understanding how to create demand and interest along with strong negotiation skills makes all the difference to a home seller. We already have appointments set over the next three months with new buyers and sellers who will be making a move. Please let us know how we can help you, and thank you for allowing us to be your Del Sol real estate resource. ¢

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2186 Pinar Pl





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1308 Camino Teresa





12824 Via Esperia





591 S Sierra Ave # 41





2265 La Amatista Rd





409 Santa Helena Dr





14715 Caminito Porta Delgada





1321 Camino Teresa





2311 Cordero Rd





409 Santa Dominga St





14046 Mercado Dr





456 Santa Dominga





1205 Cuchara Dr





1229 Santa Luisa Dr





2122 Del Mar Heights Rd





736 San Mario Dr





415 Zuni Dr





849 Santa Rosita





15102 Sun Valley Ln





627 Glencrest Pl





4623 South Ln





645 Santa Rosita





2212 Place Monaco





462 Santa Cecelia





2043 De Mayo Rd





663 Santa Rosita





1634 Forest Wy





239 S Helix Ave # 7





2450 Lozana Rd





308 N Sierra Ave





2194 San Dieguito Dr





597 S Sierra Ave # 56





1110 Luneta Dr





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2152 David Wy





1445 Highland Dr





510 Torrey Point Rd





126 S Nardo Ave





2362 Lozana Rd





234 S Rios Ave





377 Bellaire St





644 Canyon Dr





136 23rd St





602 Glenmont Dr





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2430 Ocean Front



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(complete list of homes sold in Del Sol at www.DelSolMagazine.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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:::: liBrary schedules schedule

Del Mar Library

1309 Camino Del Mar Del Mar, CA 92014 858-755-1666

Library will be closed for Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 29 and Dec. 25 Library will close early on Dec. 24 at Dec. 31 at 5 p.m.

Events Nov. 1

Nov. 20; Dec. 18

Info about Affordable Health Care Act 10 a.m.

Wear your PJs to the library! 6:30 p.m.

Covered California

Nov. 3

Sunday Salon with Mikel Ann Hall

“Confused About Natural Supplements?” 2 p.m.

Pajama Story Time

Nov. 26; Dec. 24, 31 Toddler Story Time 10:30 a.m.


PRE-SCHOOL CRAFT (AGES 3 – 5) 11 a.m.


Nov. 8; Dec. 13

Dec. 8

3:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m.

Sunday Salon with Dr. Tim Bilash “How Alan Enthoven and Database Technology are Paralyzing American and its Medicine” 2 p.m.

6 p.m.

Baby Yoga (pre-walking babies)

Nov. 10

Sunday Salon with Dr. Tim Bilash

“Why Can’t I Find a Doctor? The New Medicine.” 2 p.m.

Nov. 13; Dec. 11

Art for Kids (ages 5 – 10)


Registration required 4 p.m.


Nov. 14; Dec. 12

1st and 3rd Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.

Baby Lap Sit Story Time (ages 6 – 18 months) 10:30 a.m.

Nov. 15; Dec. 20

Book Talks and Treats 2 p.m.

Nov. 17

Sunday Salon with Lisa Saxton & John Tokar from Metlife “How to get the most out of your Social Security.” 2 p.m.


THURSDAYS ADULT BRIDGE Experience necessary 1 p.m.

SAGE INVESTMENT GROUP 1st and 3rd Thursdays 10 a.m.

1 p.m.


HOMEWORK HELP & CREATIVE WRITING Preschool – 7th Grade homework help 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.

Solana Beach Library Events


SATURDAYS LOVE ON A LEASH Share a book with a therapy dog! 1st and 3rd Saturdays 10 a.m.

157 Stevens Avenue Solana Beach, CA 92075 858-755-1404

Teen Lego Club

Teen Game Day

2:20 p.m.

2:20 p.m.

Debbie Sandler: Learn About Bonobos


Author Book Club

Dec. 3

Host Linda Hart – Bring your materials and knit with the group. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.

Nov. 12 6:30 p.m.

Family Holiday Party

Come enjoy music, crafts, snacks, and Santa! 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Dec. 10

Friends Night Out

Adrienne Nims is a legendary saxophone master and flutist and provides an entertainment experience. 6:30 p.m.

Knitting Circle

Bridge Club 10:30 a.m.

Teen Bridge & Crochet 2:20 p.m.

Spanish Converation with Lucy

Library will be closed for the holidays Nov. 11, 28, 29 and Dec. 25.

6:30 p.m.


ASN Drawing

Classes for adults with special needs. 9:30 a.m.

Teen Theater Thursday 2:20 p.m.


Toons in the Afternoon 2:20 p.m.

Dec. 11

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 6 p.m.

Discusses his new book, The Closer: A Baseball Love Story. 6:30 p.m.

Family Fun Night!


Stories, crafts, and puppet shows 6:30 p.m.

Native to beginning speakers welcome. 1st and 3rd Saturday 10 a.m.


Family Drawing

If unsure which level is right for you, come meet Raquel for recommendation. Wednesdays: 11 a.m. Thursdays: 10:30 a.m.

Origami Club

Author Alan Mindell


Toddler/Preschool Storytime

(Walking – 6 yrs) Stories, songs and fun! 9:30 a.m.

Baby Storytime

(Infants up to walking) Child and caregiver participate in songs and stories. 10:30 a.m.

Spanish Language Classes, Beginner to Advanced

English Cafe

English as a second language. 12 p.m.

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French Conversation Club

10 a.m.

1st Saturday 1 p.m.

Sargent Art Group

Founded by local artist Jean McNeil Sargent. 2nd Saturdays 12:30 p.m.

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t was a very rewarding fall 2013 season for the female athletes at Canyon Crest Academy. Whether the girls were active in cross country, lacrosse, tennis or volleyball, there were many smiles to be shared as the season neared its conclusion. The girls varsity field hockey team was especially thrilled to have been the first ones to utilize CCA’s brand new turf field for their Academy Cup game on Sep. 27, which was the same day the school held its ribboncutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of its field and track renovation. ¢

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Take a stroll through the Del Mar and Solana Beach farmers markets in the third issue of Del Sol Magazine.

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