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JAN. 27

28TH ANNUAL PENGUIN PLUNGE

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NEW YEAR’S DAY 11 a.m. | Del Mar Beach/Poseidon Restaurant www.friendsofthepowerhouse.org

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CHAT WITH THE CHAMBER

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BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE UNIVERSITY ON WHEELS LUNCHEON 11:15 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Lomas Santa Fe Country Club www.lomassantafecc.com

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SAN DIEGUITO ACADEMY THEATER PRESENTS: THE ASH GIRL

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YOUNG DEL MAR/CHILDREN’S COMMITTEE MEETING 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Del Mar Library Children’s Area www.delmarfoundation.org

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NORTH SHORE GIRLS SOFTBALL: SDSU CLINIC Jan. 25 Clinic will be held at SDSU’s on-campus softball facility $50 to participate, forms available at www.eteamz.com/northshoregirlssoftball/files/SDSUClinic.pdf

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who has performed some outstanding act of service of a rare or exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others. Well known for being an outstanding student and citizen, this is not Higgins’ first public acknowledgement. In 2012, he was one of two students chosen to serve on the California Department of Education’s Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE), a group authorized by Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). He is in the second year of the two-year appointment that requires he review local programs and attend four to six meetings a year. In the short two years he was at the Winston School, he became a standout student, co-winning the Winston School’s Headmaster’s Award at his class graduation ceremonies last spring. The Headmaster’s Award is the highest honor given each year to the upper school

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GO D J Will Hernandez (27) Del Mar Surfing, Exercise, Sports, Music Production Searsucker, Las Olas, California Pizza Kitchen, and Nico’s facebook.com/drumbeatsbydre djwillhernandez @djwillhernandez

DJ Will Hernandez Spins to Enhance the Vibe by KELLEY GUSICH | photos by Soul of Photography

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en years ago, Will Hernandez and David Esau met through music, and today they continue that collaboration as a duo known as DrumBeats by DRE. "We really pick up each other's vibe and mesh well together," said Will. A mutual admiration such as this can only turn into a terrific combination. DJ Will Hernandez and drummer David Esau are both native San Diegans and long-term friends. When asked about the specifics of the group, Will explained, “I am the DJ of DrumBeats by DRE, and I select and mix songs to enhance the unique atmosphere and vibe of each piece we play. David’s phenomenal talent brings added energy and life to any event we play.” Will is a graduate of Torrey Pines High School and MiraCosta College who lives in North County. He loves the area because of the weather and proximity to the ocean, and he frequents places like

Searsucker, California Pizza Kitchen, Las Olas and Nico’s. He was in a band in high school and his early twenties. “I have been inspired by many artists throughout the years,” Will told us. “I have grown by watching and learning from some of the greatest talents out there.” DrumBeats by DRE gives back to the community in more ways than just entertaining it. They played with other groups like Give & Surf, Surfride, Spy, and Ezia, to raise money to help send kids in Panama to school. They also played in a private charity event, called Science on the Rocks, with proceeds benefiting the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. When asked about the most rewarding part of being connected to and involved in the community, Will said, “We love seeing faces of many of the regulars at our shows. A sense of familiarity is always rewarding.” Will and David play regularly at Zenbu, BarleyMash, Saloon, and SaddleBar. People can check out their upcoming events by going to their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/drumbeatsbydre. ¢ photo by Jesse Wells

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:::: STUDENT STAR

Eighth Grader Holly Holmes Pursues Her Dreams in Del Mar by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Soul of Photography

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or Holly Holmes, nothing beats being outdoors atop a horse. “I’ve been riding since I was eight years old and love the sport. Riding combines my love of animals with my love of being outdoors. When I ride, I feel free,” revealed Holly. She counts her horseback riding trainers, Christian and Sandrine Croquenois, among her biggest inspirations and is grateful that they have taken her to the next level in her riding with their encouragement, expertise and support. “My career goal is to make it into the Grand Prix. As an adult, I hope to someday own a horse ranch and train riders and horses,” stated Holly, who has lived in Del Mar for nearly two years. Name: Age: School: Grade: Parents: Siblings:

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As an eighth grader at Edison Academy, Holly also strives to be the best she can be and has been recognized as a Student Star for being helpful and caring toward her fellow students. Edison Academy is a specialized “school within a school” that is located on the campus of Rancho Encinitas Academy. “I have made some amazing friends at the school and I have really great teachers. My favorite subject is language arts because I have a passion for writing,” said Holly. According to her, many people would be surprised to learn that she is dyslexic given that she loves reading and creative writing. Holly credits her teachers at Edison Academy for helping her turn reading and “My career goal is to make it into the Grand Prix. As an writing from a challenge into pastimes she truly enjoys. adult, I hope to someday When Holly is not at own a horse ranch and school or riding horses, she enjoys going to the beach, train riders and horses,” the desert with her dad, seeing movies at Cinepolis and spending time with friends and family. She also has a passion for photography. In fact, Holly recently won a Best in Class award for her photographic entry at the San Diego County Fair. “The photo was of an old Cadillac convertible, belonging to my neighbor, with his surf board poking out the top. My teacher (and director of Edison Academy) Karey Jaeger, submitted the photo for me, and I was really happy and surprised to hear that I had won the award,” related Holly. With Holly’s determination, work ethic and talent, it is a safe bet that whatever she chooses to pursue in life, she will rise to any challenges she may face and fulfill her dreams. ¢

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Rinse the mushrooms, clean them, and cut each one in half. In an 8 quart pot, boil mushrooms in 6 cups of water with bouillon. (Go ahead, use the stems!) Cook until mushrooms are soft, but not shrunken or overcooked. With a strainer, separate mushrooms from broth into a separate bowl. Set aside. In a high speed blender cream cashews, ¼ cup water, garlic, soy sauce or tamari, salt, and pepper. You will have a thick creamy base. Add all cooked mushrooms and blend slowing while also adding mushroom broth (about 5 cups). Season as needed,with more salt, pepper, or soy sauce. Blend on high. Reheat in saucepan if needed and serve. Makes: 8 servings Total Time: 30 minutes

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About the Chef

Chef’s Name: Alison Caldwell Age: Shhhhh! Community of Residence: Carlsbad/North County Hobbies/ Interests: Eating, teaching, writing, photographing, and cooking around local and organic sustainable food. Favorite Local Activity: Beach walks, paddle boarding, exploring North County’s amazing food scene About the Recipe: This is the one recipe people hunt me down for. I love wowing friends and family with this creamy dairy-free delicious soup. High in protein and healthy fat from the cashews, no one can believe it’s actually vegan and so good for you. About the Chef: Raised in North County, Alison Caldwell holds a masters degree in Food Culture and Systems from New York University. Over the last few years, Alison has been traveling to Northern India to work with the Navdanya organization, where she developed curriculum around organic agriculture on their teaching farm. When she is not in the kitchen experimenting with fresh, local, organic ingredients, or lecturing and blogging about sustainable food (www.fairfoodforall.com), Alison can be found teaching cooking classes privately in-home, and in Solana Beach at the Center for a Healthy Lifestyle. With an extensive background in media, writing, and photography, ultimately, Alison is a “Jack of all trades, master of food!” ¢


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Investing “For Fun”

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fter sixteen years guiding individuals, families, and business investment strategies, I’ve discovered some investors think it makes sense for them to invest in a company because they like the products or services it offers. This thought often stems from their familiarity with the famous investment principle of legendary fund manager, Peter Lynch. Lynch advised to “Invest in what you know,” and doing so may make sense. After all, it can be fun and interesting to track the ups and downs of a company that makes or provides something you love. However, putting your money on the line isn’t necessarily the wisest move. No matter how much you think you know about a hobby, sport, product, or service, there are always factors that can blindside all but the most professional of investors and potentially put your savings at risk. Choosing where to invest can be complicated under the best of circumstances. Consider these factors if you’re considering investing in a specific stock: Know whether the company has solid financials, good leadership and enough new products or services on the horizon to remain competitive. This means you should be prepared to invest some serious research time getting answers to these types of questions. This may involve reading stacks of analyst reports, press releases, competitors’ annual reports, industry assessments, personnel resumes, and both company quarterly and annual earnings releases. You’ll also want to understand long-term objectives, marketing strategies, means of manufacturing and distribution, operations, pension obligations, and so forth. Track the stock you’re considering for a period of time to see if it swings wildly or remains steady. Also consider tracking it backwards for six months to determine the historical track record. Furthermore, while the gyrations of the company you’re interested in may match the S&P 500’s ups and downs, you should also dig into other factors that might cause this specific firm’s stock to rise or fall. For example, how are suppliers of their raw materials impacted by commodity market reactions to world events? And do tightening credit or fuel supplies affect this company’s

ability to develop new products or finance adequate inventory? Next, assess whether that stock is a good fit for your overall portfolio. Will it contribute to the diversification of your portfolio so you can better weather the market’s ups and downs? Always remember that diversification involves the right blend of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and CDs to help provide more consistent performance under a wide range of economic conditions. Of course you can try to buy the company’s stock as part of a well-diversified mutual fund. This will give you some ownership in the company while helping reduce your risk exposure. Again, ensure all your investments are in line with your goals, risk tolerance and time horizon.

by Richard H. Fogg, CFP®

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“NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT A SUBJECT, THERE ARE ALWAYS FACTORS THAT CAN BLINDSIDE ALL BUT THE MOST PROFESSIONAL OF INVESTORS AND POTENTIALLY PUT YOUR SAVINGS AT RISK.”

The list of questions you should be asking is endless. Exercise caution if hiccups appear to happen frequently and negatively impact the company’s stock. And consider that even if your research shows favorable outcomes, the stock still may not be a good buy. You should understand where the company’s stock falls relative to future earnings. Bottom line: Because of the amount of time it can take to find, weed through, and understand all this information about both

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:::: LOCAL FAMILY

Settling Down in Del Mar The Smith Family Focuses on Education, Balance, and Community by LIZ ONUFER | photos by Soul of Photography

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he story of the Smith family is one focused on education, balance, and finding community. In 2012, the Smith family settled into southwest Del Mar. Although they may be new residents, Amy and Andrew are certainly not new to the community. For the last thirteen years, Andrew has taught first grade at the Del Mar Heights School and now serves as the art teacher. Amy spent many years teaching in Alpine and Del Mar and today, has happily settled into Del Mar Elementary School as the fifth grade teacher. Del Mar’s excellence in education is in part due to teachers like Amy and Andrew Smith. “We are two teachers who care for our family and

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Parents: Andrew Smith (35), Amy Smith (38) Community: Del Mar since 2012 Hometown: Andrew – Born Boston, MA, raised Minneapolis, MN and San Diego, CA; Amy – Born Sacramento, CA Profession: Andrew – Art Teacher, Del Mar Heights School; Amy – Fifth Grade Teacher, Carmel Del Mar School Children: Grant Smith (7) 2nd grade at Del Mar Heights School; Lauren Smith (3) Del Mar Hills Nursery School Pet: Jake the Miniature Dachshund


our students profoundly and put a premium on balance in life,” Andrew explained. Outside of the classroom, their contributions are just as significant. Amy is a fellow with the San Diego Area Writing Project and a consultant for the Intersections Project, working to redesign field trips for the Natural History Museum and Rueben H. Fleet Science Center. Andrew is a freelance surf journalist. Together, the couple participates in Harvest C.R.O.P.S., harvesting residential fruit to donate to food banks, and Kids Korp, a group engaging young people in service work. The focus always comes full circle to their classrooms. “The Smith family’s true service passion lies in their professions,” Andrew acknowledged. Their two children were a deciding factor in the move, as well. Grant, 7, attends Del Mar Heights Elementary School and Lauren, 3, goes to Del Mar Hills Nursery School. The children find enjoyment in both activity and academics. Grant balances his enjoyment of creative writing and math with time on the field, playing soccer, baseball and tennis. Amy is partial to the beach, where she can be found riding waves on Andrew’s back while he surfs. The Smith family chose Del Mar for the best of reasons – proximity to town, natural beauty, good friends, and excellent schools. “Both Amy and I have worked with children in a wide range of schools and circumstances and can say conclusively that Del Mar is a wonderful place for children to grow up and be educated,” Andrew concluded. ¢

“We are two teachers who care for our family and our students profoundly and put a premium on balance in life.”

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:::: coMMunity stuFF Boys & Girls Club Celebrates 47th Anniversary

Doug Hall, Founding Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, will be celebrating forty-seven years of outstanding youth development in North County San Diego with numerous Club members. Since 1966, Doug Hall has been instrumental in the success of the Club. Since his retirement in 2012, Doug is still very active in the Club’s Foundation to further the long term goals of the organization. Doug and his wife, Elda, came to the Griset branch of the Boys & Girls Club in Encinitas to help celebrate the forty-seventh anniversary. “The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito for the last forty-seven years have made a positive mark on thousands of children,” said Doug Hall. “I can give you proof of that, because I have personally witnessed it.”

Great Smiles at CDA Cares

Dr. Rawlings and two assistants from Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics are just a few of the dentists and dental assistants who volunteered their time and expertise for the two-day California Dental Association Foundation’s CDA Cares event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. They provided dental care, from cleanings and fillings to extractions and oral health education, at no cost. Over the two-day event, 2,203 patients received $1.62 million in care. More than 1,700 volunteers, including more than 900 dental professionals, provided 12,518 total procedures at no charge to patients who experience barriers to care. In total, there were 221 complete and partial dentures and denture repairs provided. In addition to providing services, CDA Cares also educates the public and policymakers about the importance of good oral health and the need for an adequately funded dental safety net, including a state dental director to coordinate programs to improve the oral health of Californians.

Puppy Love 5K Run

On March 16, take your dog and head on down to Solana Beach for Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 5th Annual Puppy Love Run. You can run or walk the 5K by yourself, or with team members, and even bring your dog. When you are done running or walking join them in the “Wagging Wellness Village”, where there will be lots of fun, food, entertainment and free stuff for all. While the event is not until March, the registration is now open and they are accepting donations and sponsors. To register yourself, a team, or a family, head to the Puppy Love Run tab at www.animalcenter.org, where you will also have the option to join an existing team. The website offers an opportunity to donate, and the bar is climbing every day.

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Vandervort Receives National Award

Marineke Vandervort, Director of Human Resources and a twenty-two year veteran of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, has been named the 2013 Administrative Staff of the Year by Pacific Region of the Professional Association (TPA) of the Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA). “With more than 4,000 Clubs around the United States and 52,000 adult professional staff that serve the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, it is truly remarkable and an honor for Marineke to be recognized by the national organization. Her long involvement for more than twenty years is a testament to her dedication, commitment and success,” stated David H. Crean, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito. “We are truly blessed to have Marineke in our organization as a strong advocate for the children we reach out to and serve.” Outside of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, Marineke volunteers for Mama’s Kitchen providing meals to others in need. Additionally, in the past two years, Marineke has focused her time and efforts on completing three educational certifications from Brandman University and Harvard Business School.

Del Mar Heights’ “Understanding Differences” At Del Mar Heights Elementary School, January is “Understanding Differences” Month. Understanding Differences is a disability awareness program created and developed at Del Mar Heights. This program will teach students empathy and understanding through participation in science lessons, simulation exercises, and interactions with guest speakers. The program is supported by the staff and PTA, over seventyfive parent volunteers, UCSD undergraduate psychology volunteers, and community volunteers with disabilities. Each grade level will have a focus: kindergarten and fourth-graders will learn about motor disabilities, first and third-graders will learn about vision, second-graders about hearing, and fifth-grade students learn about fitness and eating healthy. Sixth-graders focus on reasoning, learning, and other communication. Then, students will interact and learn directly from disabled community members. By challenging the students to walk in another’s shoes, children develop tolerance, empathy and compassion.


Going Global At Del Mar Hills Academy

For the next two months, Del Mar Hills Academy (DMHA) is celebrating world peace and world culture. On Jan. 21, from 7 to 7:45 a.m., the Dads Club will be cooking up a storm with a “Peacecake Breakfast”, to kick off Peace Week at the school. On Feb. 28, DMHA will have their World Festival celebrating the diversity of cultures at their school. It will be an evening event, filled with food, songs, and dances from different countries that are represented by families from the school. One exciting assembly on that same day, will be an African drumming performance for the students to enjoy.

European Wax Center Grand Opening

Emily Palmer and her sister, Kelly McNeill, have always dreamt about going into business together. They just weren’t sure what that business would be. Jump forward many years, both with families and kids, and they came across the European Wax Center. Emily and Kelly immediately felt the draw from the quality wax, clean and professional environment, low price point, and the overall ease of waxing. “This is our baby and we are truly thrilled to be in the Solana Beach community, where we can share our passion of providing the ultimate salon experience,” said Emily. “We want our guests to feel beautiful and really enjoy their time spent in our salon.” The sisters are thrilled to announce their grand opening in the Solana Beach Town Center (Near Carls Jr. and BevMo). Join them for a free wax if you’re a first time guest.

Del Mar Foundation Call For Volunteers

The Del Mar Foundation’s Young Del Mar/Children’s Committee runs a playgroup for children from infancy up to four years old. Playgroups are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and are available for Del Mar parents to connect in the neighborhood. They are also currently looking for volunteers who would be interested in the following roles: event co-chairs, technology, secretary, event PR/press release communications and event volunteers. If interested, contact children@delmarfoundation.org. To get a peek at things to come for the Young Del Mar/Children’s Committee, there will be a committee meeting on Jan. 16, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Other events in January at the Powerhouse Community Center are a Bluegrass and Beyond Concert with Rob Ikes and Trey Hensley on Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. On Jan. 27, Dr.William Fenical, the Director for the Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, will be giving a talk called “Medicines from the Sea”. The talk will be from 6 to 8 p.m.

Knit For The Cure Supports Susan G. Komen

Founded in 2004, the Knit for the Cure Campaign recruits knitters and crocheters to create handmade items to be sold at various Komen events, one of which included the Race for the Cure which was held on Nov. 3 in Balboa Park. Although most items are created by San Diego County residents, the campaign had knitters and crocheters from all over including Connecticut, Virginia, and New York. This year, some San Diego knitters also formed a team and participated in the race. Knit for the Cure raised over $5,300 this year. Seventy-five percent of the funds raised remain right here in San Diego to cover every step of the breast health journey – from education, outreach, mammograms, and diagnostics, to surgeries, chemotherapy, and more. The remaining 25% of each dollar raised funds national research to discover the causes and cures for breast cancer. For information on how to become involved in next year’s campaign contact barbara.susangkomen@gmail.com.

Little Jumps, Big Changes!

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

Brand New Lagoon Open Air Classroom

Back in October, the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and the Joint Powers Authority for the San Dieguito River Park announced that they were breaking ground on the Lagoon Open Air Classroom, to be located at the San Dieguito Photos by James Coffee Studios Lagoon off of Via De La Valle. The lagoon is the gateway to the fifty-five mile San Dieguito River Park, which extends from the lagoon to the crest of Volcan Mountain. The Lagoon Open Air Classroom will be a site where the community can gather to learn about the San Diego’s natural resources, take classes, participate in science, exploration, and art classes. Twentytwo third graders from Del Mar’s Ocean Air School participated in the groundbreaking event by turning in their electronics for recycling and spreading native seeds at the site.

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:::: IN THE SPOTLIGHT

WAXING FOR ALL

SISTERS FIND THE PERFECT BUSINESS MODEL IN THE EUROPEAN WAX CENTER by LIZ ONUFER | photos by Tyler McElhaney

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hile waxing is not typically synonymous with the ultimate salon experience, sisters Kelly McNeill and Emily Palmer have set out to change this perception. Exceptional service and gorgeous skin at affordable rates are the goals of the European Wax Center. Kelly and Emily knew this was the business for them when they learned of the model. “Who wouldn’t want to be part of an innovative company who focuses on making their clients

feel and look beautiful while enjoying the whole process?” Emily offered as the impetus for opening their doors in Solana Beach. The European Wax Center has over 500 locations across the country and is known for making the waxing experience as comfortable as ever. They have been perfecting their waxing techniques since 1975. Two characteristics help make this a reality: their all natural Comfort WaxTM and private waxing suites. Waxing services are available for men and

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women from head to toe. The model of the European Wax Center follows the 4 Steps to GorgeousTM process – Cleanse, Prepare, Wax, Rejuvenate. The waxing salon is new to Solana Beach, opening in 2013. “My sister, Kelly, and I have always wanted to go into business together. We came across the European Wax Center and knew immediately that they succeeded in recreating the waxing experience,” Emily said. SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENT


AT A GLANCE Emily and Kelly believe waxing is essential for everyone. “Our team at the European Wax Center has a goal to make luxurious waxing a part of everyone’s regular skincare regime,” Emily shared. With services ranging from $9 to $60, the waxing salon offers skin care that fits all budgets. To compliment the waxing services, they also offer a line of natural beauty products from brow powder to body wash. And it’s all within an affordable price range; products start under $20. Accommodating busy schedules is a priority for the staff at the European Wax Center. “We also know that everyone is busy so our goal is to be prompt so guests can fit us into their tight schedules,” Emily acknowledged. To encourage new clients to try the European Wax Center experience, Kelly and Emily offer a complimentary wax for all first time clients. “The European Wax Center enables everyone to feel pampered, beautiful, and sexy,” Emily smiled. 

“Our team at the European Wax Center has a goal to make luxurious waxing a part of everyone’s regular skincare regime.”

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DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS: The European Wax Center focuses on making the process of waxing as comfortable as ever before by using all natural Comfort Wax and the 4 Steps to Gorgeous process – Cleanse, Prepare, Wax, Rejuvenate. EWC enables guests to transform their appearances in a very short time, living up to its motto “Walk In, Strut Out”.

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DEEPLY ROOTED

:::: FEATURE :::: COVER COVER FEATURE

photos by Soul of Photography and Tyler McElhaney

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Del Mar, we have some great resources available right at our fingertips. But how exactly do our community programs, events, open spaces, beaches and parks get the extra attention and funding they need to maintain the upkeep of these treasures? That’s where the Del Mar Foundation steps in. As Del Mar’s oldest 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the foundation sponsors programs, makes grants, and manages endowment funds to benefit our

community. Perhaps most known for their community programs like the Summer Twilight concerts, First Thursdays cultural arts series, Easter Egg Hunt and 4th of July Parade, the Del Mar Foundation strives to make life better for all of us. We talked with Karen Wilson, Executive Director, about the history, current projects, and future of the organization. So next time you are enjoying some of the little things that makes living here so special, you’ll know the people who help make it that much better.

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THE DEL MAR FOUNDATION STRIVES TO IMPROVE LIFE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

Name of Organization: Del Mar Foundation Year of Establishment: 1982 Website: www.delmarfoundation.org

Del Mar Foundation

At-A-Glance

Phone: 858-635-1363 Board Meeting Information: Last Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. Mission Statement: The mission of the Del Mar Foundation is to promote civic pride and cohesiveness, acquire and preserve open space, improve beaches and parklands, raise and grant funds, and sponsor diverse cultural programs and community events in Del Mar.

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:::: COVER FEATURE

Q&A

with Karen Wilson, Executive Director

WHAT IS THE HISTORY BEHIND THE DEL MAR FOUNDATION (DMF)? HOW MANY YEARS HAS THE DMF BEEN ACTIVE? The Del Mar Foundation was established in 1982 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Originally it was meant to support the Del Mar Days celebration, a multi-day community event with a parade, athletic competitions, music, arts and crafts, food, a self guided historical walking tour, sand castling, and more. Very quickly, however, it became apparent to the original group that a permanent organization could offer more to the citizens of Del Mar and the surrounding community. This included a wide array of activities and resources beyond what the municipal government could afford.

WHO HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND EXECUTION OF THE DMF? We owe our existence to many dedicated, community-oriented Del Marians, starting with former Del Mar City Council Member Lou Terrell, Joel Holiday, and Bill Kirwin, who were the first organizers of Del Mar Days. Since 1982, the Del Mar Foundation has enjoyed strong leadership at the board level, growing to include 15 board members and nine committees and a whole army of volunteers. We conservatively

estimate that since 2005, more than 24,000 volunteer hours have contributed to the success of our organization and the benefit of our community.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF DMF? HOW DOES DMF HELP THE COMMUNITY AND COMMUNITY AT LARGE? The Del Mar Foundation primarily serves the 92014 Del Mar community in a way that improves the lives of residents of all ages. Specifically, we sponsor programs that bring people together – at concerts, at children’s events, at a free speaker’s series. We also provide grant money to support other community organizations and projects. Most recently we funded state-of-the-art wheelchairs to support wounded military members as they surf at our 17th street beach. We also act as fiscal sponsor for other Del Mar nonprofits and community projects including the Del Mar Library Mosaic Wall and the Del Mar Historical Society. We currently manage over $2 million in endowment and operating reserve funds. This includes separate funds for the San Dieguito Lagoon and the Del Mar Historical Society’s Alvarado House.

WHAT ARE SOME PAST EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS COMPLETED BY DMF? If you haven’t seen the Del Mar Library Mosaic Wall, it is worth

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Karen Wilson At-A-Glance Name: Karen Wilson Community: Del Mar Profession: Executive Director Education: MA in Leadership Studies with specialization in Nonprofit Management Family Information: 2 children Contact Information: 858-635-1363 Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, mosaic, slow food

taking the time to pay it a visit. This iconic wall is a whimsical and joyous artwork created by local artist Betsy Schulz and implemented by our own garden celebrity Pat Welsh. The Library Wall was in dire need of restoration work and needed an organization to manage the process and activate the community to provide financial support. The Del Mar Foundation had been involved in raising money for the original construction and so it was an easy decision to help out again. The project was completed in November and we are so pleased with the results and the knowledge that this is a lasting legacy to the community. In recent years, we donated funds towards the purchase of Del Mar Shores Park, provided significant funding to the new Lifeguard Tower and Beach Safety Center, contributed to the Del Mar Community Connections computer lab for seniors, provided beach access bike racks, funded the beautification of the Del Mar Post Office grounds through the Del Mar Garden Club, and provided scholarships to the Junior Lifeguard program, to name a few. In 2012 we were approached by

the City of Del Mar to see if we were interested in taking over the vacant building owned by the City at 225 9th Street in Del Mar. The building previously had been used as the offices of the Del Mar Union School District, but had been vacant for a number of years. Together with the Del Mar Community Connections, the Del Mar Foundation remodeled the space using mostly volunteer labor and moved our offices to the building. It is now a cheery, active community resource with offices, a computer lab, a kitchen, a meeting room and a lounge area available for use by community organizations.

HOW DID THE COMMUNITY MAKE THESE PROJECTS POSSIBLE? An organization is only as strong as the individuals who support it. The Del Mar Foundation has been very fortunate in this respect. When we started the Community Endowment in 2007, support from the community was tremendous. More than 50 individuals – our Founding Endowment Circle – gave between $10,000 and $50,000 to launch the fund. In


2011, we started a new campaign, the 30th Anniversary Community Endowment Campaign. The goal of the Endowment is to enable us to guarantee a permanent level of funding for ongoing programs and to grant funds to other community organizations. Further support comes from many individuals – and local businesses – that give generously throughout the year or underwrite our programs and events. We are so thankful for all of our donors and volunteers!

PLEASE ELABORATE THE ROLE OF THE DEL MAR FOUNDATION WITH THE LAGOON ENDOWMENT. Since 2004, the Foundation has managed a Lagoon Enhancement Endowment for the San Dieguito River Valley Joint Powers Authority (SDRV-JPA). The purpose of this fund is to provide maintenance funds for the lagoon in the future, when Southern California Edison’s responsibility for the performance and maintenance of the restored wetland ends (anticipated in 2050), and maintenance of the lagoon becomes the responsibility of the SDRV- JPA.

THE DMF PUTS ON MANY POPULAR EVENTS FOR THE DEL SOL COMMUNITIES. WHAT EVENTS ARE MOST POPULAR? Our free summer Twilight Concert series is beloved by people from all over San Diego County. Each concert attracts up to 4,000 people who picnic, dance and enjoy the music in the park as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. It’s a great event for all ages. Planning for the 2014 season has already begun and business sponsorships are available.

DO YOU HAVE ANY UPCOMING EVENTS OR FUNDRAISERS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE COMMUNITY AND COMMUNITY AT LARGE? Thank you for asking! We are fundraising for the 2014 season and welcome contributions of any size. Donations can be made using the “donate” button at www. delmarfoundation.org or by using the pledge form at www.delmarfoundation.org/endowment. Anyone wanting additional information can reach our office at 858-635-1363.

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN’S AND CULTURAL ARTS PROGRAMS AND PLAYGROUPS. We have a number of great events coming up in 2014! To launch the new year musically, we are presenting a Bluegrass and Beyond concert on Jan. 24 featuring Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, and another one on March 9 featuring the Claire Lynch Band. Tickets will go on sales shortly. On Jan. 27 our DMF Talks speaker series continues with Dr. William Fenical of the Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. On April 13 we welcome everyone to join us for our Annual Earth Day Clean Up. For our young Del Mar families, we offer our Annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 19 and we provide playgroups which meet on Tuesdays and every other Saturday in the nursery at St. Peter’s Church. More information is available on our website.

HOW DOES ONE APPLY FOR A GRANT? The first step would be to call our office at 858-635-1363. I would be happy to help get the process started and to connect the grant applicant with the right advisor.

THE DMF HAS AN INFORMATIVE NEWSLETTER FOR THE COMMUNITY TO KEEP IN THE KNOW. HOW DOES ONE VIEW THIS NEWSLETTER? This is a timely question as we are right now in the process of “going green,” which means transitioning away from our printed version to an online version of our newsletter. We have provided a link to the fall newsletter at www.delmarfoundation.org. For anyone interested in receiving our newsletter in the future, please go to our website and add your name to our email list.

AS DEL MAR’S OLDEST NONPROFIT, WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE MAKES DMF SO SUCCESSFUL? We truly believe that Del Mar is one of those unique places on earth, a confluence of stunning nature and remarkable people. As this community’s Foundation, we are committed to taking what is provided by nature, enhancing and preserving it, and connecting it to the people in our community and beyond. We focus on people, bringing them together in a meaningful way, and encouraging our community’s health and well being in a broad sense.

DO YOU HAVE A “STOREFRONT”? IF SO, WHERE CAN YOU BE FOUND? We are very happy to announce that as of August 2012, we share a wonderful facility with another Del Mar nonprofit, Del Mar Community Connections. The Del Mar Community Building or DMCB is located at 225 9th Street in the Del Mar Village. We welcome drop-in visits.

DEL SOL MAGAZINE ALSO TOUCHES SOLANA BEACH. IN WHAT WAYS CAN SOLANA BEACH RESIDENTS BENEFIT FROM DMF? As neighbors sharing access to and responsibility for the San Dieguito lagoon, our relationship is very important. As beach communities, we share many of the same goals in terms of our missions. Our Twilight Concerts are also a summer favorite for many Solana Beach residents.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD FOR OUR READERS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT? Actually, I’d like to ask a favor of your readers. Would they please share their ideas, suggestions, and improvements with us? We seek to grow and improve in how we serve the community and we welcome input.

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MEET TWO COUPLES THAT HELP TO MAKE THE DMF POSSIBLE With their initial endowment, Joel and Rosanne Holliday and Lynn and Charlie Gaylord helped the Del Mar Foundation get the traction to become as successful as it is to this day.

Q&A with Donors

Joel and Rosanne Holliday HOW DID YOU MAKE THE DECISION TO BE A MAJOR DONOR OF THE DEL MAR FOUNDATION? With three generations of our family living in Del Mar, we enjoy giving back to a community that has been a wonderful place for our children and grandchildren to live.

WHAT DO YOU FEEL IS YOUR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT AS A RESULT OF YOUR EFFORTS WITH THE DEL MAR FOUNDATION? The establishment of a growing endowment and a core of generous supporters who give of their time and funds to support the work of the DMF.

Joel and Rosanne Holliday

At-A-Glance Names: Joel and Rosanne Holliday Ages: Joel – 74; Rosanne – 74 Community: City of Del Mar, in the same house for 40 years Volunteer Affiliations: Joel – Del Mar Foundation Board and president in the past. Rosanne – Past affiliations and/or founding member: Planned Parenthood, Scripps College, Del Mar Garden Club, Women Give San Diego, DMF board and was chair of the board Current affiliations: Sandpiper (fundraising volunteer), Holliday Family Foundation (president). About: Joel and Rosanne have been married for fifty years. Rosanne has also been on the Board, and at one time was president of the Del Mar Foundation. We have two children, Will Holliday and Katherine Holliday Sohn, both of whom live in Del Mar with their families. Joel is currently president of the Charles Lee Powell Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports engineering schools at several California universities. Professor Emerita Rosanne taught psychology and child development at Southwestern College for twenty-seven years, and is currently retired.

IF YOU COULD GRANT THE COMMUNITY ONE WISH, WHAT WOULD THAT BE?

WHERE ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO GO AROUND THE COMMUNITY?

That the community comes together and joins in an expansive vision of how to continue enriching our town, for the benefit of young and old who cherish living here.

The beach, Torrey Pines Park, and gatherings of long-time friends.

Del Mar Foundation 2014 Board Members Richard Bockoff Robin Crabtree

Karla Deerinck

Judd Halenza, Vice President

Robert Gans, Secretary

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Michael Halpern

Kelley Huggett Carolyn Kling


Charlie and Lynn Gaylord

At-A-Glance

Q&A with Donors

Charlie and Lynn Gaylord HOW DID YOU MAKE THE DECISION TO BE A MAJOR DONOR OF THE DEL MAR FOUNDATION? Del Mar is an incredibly wonderful place to live and we can’t imagine any better way to give back to our community than through the Del Mar Foundation. Besides granting to worthy causes in town like our programs for senior citizens, our beautiful library, our Powerhouse, our parks and open spaces, The Del Mar Foundation brings people and families together in so many important ways. There are the Summer Twilight Concerts, First Thursdays, Del Mar Talks, July 4th Parades, holiday events, and many children’s programs. It’s a donation we made feeling as

Steve Lutz Jill Weitzen MacDonald, President

though we were touching many, many parts of the community. The Del Mar Foundation is our community foundation.

WHAT DO YOU FEEL IS YOUR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT AS A RESULT OF YOUR EFFORTS WITH THE DEL MAR FOUNDATION? Perhaps what I am most proud of is starting the Cultural Arts Committee in 2000 with a group of other very dedicated Del Mar Foundation members. Together we had a vision to fill the newly renovated Powerhouse with cultural events. We started with “First Thursdays,” a program which brought musical groups and speakers to the community.

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Names: Charlie and Lynn Gaylord Ages: Charlie – 68, Lynn – 66 Community Residence: Beach Colony in Del Mar Volunteer Affiliations: Del Mar Foundation committees, Friends of the Powerhouse Board, the Del Mar Historical Society, and several other volunteer groups About: Lynn is a retired journalist and school teacher, loves to write and read family history, travel to exotic places, and play with her four grandchildren who live in the area. She and her husband, Charlie, moved to southern California in 1990 when he was asked to head up a small start-up company ChipSoft, which made a product called TurboTax. Their lives have never been the same!

From there we added children’s programming, holiday events, parades, end-of-summer picnics, and much, much more. All of these ideas have evolved into separate committees within the Foundation today and rely completely on our community volunteers. The Cultural Arts Committee presently sponsors “First Thursdays” with a continually sold-out subscription list. The committee is a vibrant, always evolving, open group of Del Mar citizens who bring program ideas to the table from jazz, to bluegrass to Mainly Mozart. It is a fun way to be involved in the community. I encourage anyone interested in joining to go to www.delmarfoundation.org and click on Cultural Arts.

IF YOU COULD GRANT THE COMMUNITY ONE WISH, WHAT WOULD THAT BE?

Carol Ostroff,

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Our only wish for the community is that we continue to have such wonderfully giving residents and city employees who love Del Mar! It’s a great little town to live and work.

WHERE ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO GO AROUND THE COMMUNITY? Besides dining in our many great outdoor restaurants around town, we love to walk our dog, Barley, on our beautiful beaches and visit with friends and their dogs at the Shores property. There is always something wonderful going on around Del Mar. 

Treasurer

Donna Shaw

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ack in December, there was a female invasion down at the Del Mar Racetrack: it was the day of the Athleta Iron Girl marathon. Starting at the fairground, the 5K and 10K marathon headed up to the Pacific Coast Highway, and then looped back to finish back at the racetrack. Iron Girl’s mission is to empower women toward a healthy lifestyle. They provide women with a competition and various side-amenities to each race. There was a breakfast, performance shirts for women, professional timing, race bibs, custom medals and more. In addition to the race, the competitors also participated in a Toys for Tots drive, which also featured a costume contest, cookie decorating and more. The competitors proved that girls are truly made of tougher stuff then sugar, spice, and everything nice. There’s some iron resolve in there too. ¢

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AN AWARD-WINNING COMMUNITY

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ast November, Del Mar Village was designated a California Main Street community by the California Main Street Alliance (CAMSA). Recognizing historic commercial districts that serve as a model for successful community revitalization, the Del Mar Village Association was presented with an official certification. The designation ceremony was attended by local dignitaries, County Supervisor Dave Roberts, Mayor Terry Sinnott, members of the Del Mar City Council, and representatives from CAMSA. Each year, the CAMSA awards California Main Street designation to cities, towns or neighborhoods that have reinvigorated the economic health of their historic Main Street central business districts. These award-winning communities demonstrate proven success in creating economic vitality, a unique sense of place and a strong commitment to the community by all stakeholders. Del Mar Village has proven itself as a vibrant community, enhancing the economic, social and cultural standings of California’s historic

downtowns. Del Mar is the twenty-seventh community in California to achieve esteemed California Main Street status. To achieve the prestigious designation, a community must meet all of the criteria outlined in the CAMSA’s Main Street Four Point Approach. The first point, organization, involves building a Main Street framework that is well represented by companies and economic development organizations that work together to enhance the neighborhood’s business. The second point, promotion, creates excitement in a commercial districts by holding street festivals, parades and events that drive visitors to the community. The third point, design, is focused on evaluating the attractiveness of the business district, including the perception that it is a clean and safe place. The fourth point, economic restructuring, analyzes current market forces to develop long-term success and attract new businesses to the district. 

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:::: BUSINESS PROFILE

On that note, Karen takes great pride in using local roasters and suppliers for products. “It is important that we all support local and small businesses,” stated Karen. The favorites include, hot cocoa, lattes, mocha’s, fruit smoothies, acai bowls, fresh pastries, and donuts.” The business also provides healthy options for a light breakfast or lunch. You can find Cappuccino in the Park at their local spot at the weekend Seaside Bazaar in Encinitas, when they are not contracted out. In addition, Cappuccino in the Park has catered corporate events, school fundraisers, sporting events, broker open houses and popular warehouse sales. “We have served clients at a variety of venues in San Diego, including Legoland, Taylormade, Prana, SPY Optics, La Costa Resort, Coldwell Banker and The Del Mar Country Club.” And while its mobility allows the business to stand out, Cappuccino in the Park remains focused on client satisfaction. 

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A Unique Mobile Coffee Catering Service by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Tyler McElhaney

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aren Barmakian’s professional Karen’s favorite events are when she is life has been comprised in one able to support local schools. Cappuccino In the of many facets of the food and Park has made appearances at Torrey Pines beverage industry: she has High School, Santa Fe Christian School, and worked in catering, bartending, many more. “We especially love being there for managing and consulting since graduating the kids,” said Karen, “We are sought after for college. “I enjoy being with people and the hectic school and sport league fundraising because we pace of the business,” said Karen of her career have something for everyone to enjoy.” choice. After eighteen years at a popular fine dining restaurant in Encinitas, it was in 2006 that Karen opened her distinct mobile coffee cart company – one that has been thriving ever since. Name of Business: Cappuccino In The Park “Cappuccino in the Owner/Manager: Karen Barmakian Park was created to fill a Position/ Title: Owner/Barista void in the catering industry Years in Position: 8 for a mobile coffee service Year of Establishment: 2006 in the North County area Website: www.cappuccinointhepark.com and was established in 1992 Email Contact: cappuccinointhepark@gmail.com before the start of the Food Phone: 760-579-2614 Truck craze,” explained Description of Business: Cappuccino In The Park is a one-of-aKaren. Today, her mobile kind mobile catering service, offering two types of set-up, our Cappuccino Coffee Truck or Coffee Cart Truck or Mobile Banquet Coffee Cart both featuring Specialty Beverages. for indoor set-up makes her We personalize menus to compliment your event! Also offer healthy service possible for all types options, delicious pastries, light breakfasts and lunches. of events. “From weddings to parties, we’ve done it all!”

Cappuccino in the Park was recommended to me by a friend, and now I know why – the quality of service was outstanding!” - DD

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Giving Back This Del Mar Couple Found a Way to Benefit the Charities They Admire by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Soul of Photography

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ith our busy lives today, it is easy to lose sight of important things in life like giving back to those in need. Del Mar residents, Stephanie and Pat Kilkenny are shining examples of selfless and caring volunteers who are dedicated to helping others. Through their San Diego nonprofit organization, Lucky Duck Foundation, Stephanie and Pat and their tireless team of volunteers have helped to raise awareness and funds for a variety of charitable causes, promoted volunteerism and improved communities all around the country. So how did this organization get its catchy name, you wonder? “[We] chose the name “Lucky Duck Foundation” as a nod to Pat’s Irish heritage and his Oregon roots,” said the Kilkennys. Naturally the Kilkennys are devoted fans of the Oregon Ducks. “Stephanie’s best friend married us in her backyard on our way to a University of Oregon football game,” shared the couple. “Stephanie’s brother was her best man and Patrick’s brother was his best man. The wedding party wore jeans!” That was the year 2004, and today, the family happily resides in Del Mar with their two dogs, whom they adopted from the Helen Woodward Center in 2011. “Our family wasn’t complete until we got Oliver and Delilah,” said Stephanie and Pat of their beloved pets.

Aside from their love for animals, it was their common passion for helping others that motivated the Kilkennys to start the Lucky Duck Foundation in 2005. Since its inception, the Foundation has continued to grow and draw participants from all over the U.S. “Because of the generosity of Lucky Duck Foundation supporters, as well as Pat and Stephanie’s annual matching gifts, we have proudly donated over $3,000,000 to the charities we benefit,” the Kilkennys shared. The charities include: Father Joe’s Villages, Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Helen Woodward Animal Center. But one beneficiary that is especially near and dear to their heart is the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc., an organization whose mission is to find effective treatments and a cure for the genetic disease, Fanconi Anemia. Above all else, the Kilkennys hope their efforts through their Foundation will help to eradicate the devastating disease. The organization’s major fundraiser is the annual “Swing & Soiree” event, on Sept. 29, 2014, at the Sanataluz Club. ¢ For more information on the event or how to get involved with the Lucky Duck Foundation visit their website: www.luckyduckfoundation.org.

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Name: Patrick Joseph Kilkenny (61) and Stephanie Adair Hicks (42) Community: Del Mar Volunteer Affiliation: Lucky Duck Foundation Occupation: “Retired” Hobbies: Pat – family, golf, business partnerships; Stephanie – family, travel

Group: Lucky Duck Foundation Mission: The Lucky Duck Foundation is a San Diego based, non-profit organization committed to raising awareness and funds for charitable causes, promoting volunteerism, and improving our communities through the leadership and actions of its volunteers. Contact: Stephanie Kilkenny, staff@luckyduckfoundation.org

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:::: HOME TIPS

GETTING

by JESSICA WOODS

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new year brings transitions. For some of us, we attribute that to the age-old saying, “Out with the old, and in with the new!” And when we say that, we’re usually standing in front of our closets, or our kids’ closets, and wondering where we can haul off all those unused goods. Before you bag it up and take it to your nearest donation drop-off, consider that there are ways to both donate your unused or gently used clothing, and still give back to the community. How, you ask? All around San Diego, there are specialty thrift stores that directly benefit a local cause. Do you love animals? There’s a thrift shop that benefits a humane society. Want to help the American Cancer Society? There’s a shop for that too. Take a look at some thrift shops around San Diego that give back to the community, and you might even find one in your neighborhood that you never knew was there. 

Dress for Success This organization is focused on helping lowincome women in San Diego acquire jobs and build careers. They accept clean, ready-to-wear, current style, conservative skirt suits, pant suits, blouses, new hosiery, costume jewelry and accessories. Sizes 12 and above are urgently needed.

Address: 1122 Broadway, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92101

Website: www.dressforsuccess.org/ sandiego

Rancho Coastal Humane Society Thrift Shop The RCHS Thrift Shop accepts donations of clothing, tools, small appliances, furniture, household goods, books, electronics and jewelry. The money earned from the resale goes directly to help pay for food, shelter, medical and adoption expenses for homeless companion animals.

Address: 120 Aberdeen Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007

Team AMVETS Team AMVETS Department of California Service Foundation is the fundraising arm for numerous programs that benefit veterans and their families. A major source of the revenues comes from the resale items in their thrift stores across California. There are two locations here in San Diego, and one in El Cajon.

See website for addresses: www.teamamvets.com/ about-us/thrift-stores.html

Website: www.rchumanesociety.org

American Cancer Society Discovery Shops – Rancho Bernardo The sale of your donations directly benefits the efforts of the American Cancer Society to find cures and fight back against cancer. They will accept clothing, accessories, jewelry, furniture, antiques, artwork, and collectibles. They also have semi-annual storewide sales.

Address: 16787 Bernardo Center Drive, Suite A10B, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128

Website: www.discoveryshopranchobernardo.org

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Hospice of the North Coast Resale Shop They accept donations of gently used clothing, jewelry, accessories, household items, and home furnishings. All proceeds support the services provided by Hospice of the North Coast to their residents.

Address: 278-B North El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024

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one-of-a-kind products. “We are the right choice,” affirmed Curt, “whether you are remodeling, building a new home, or need help with acquiring a part for an existing faucet. We welcome you to bring in your house plans so that we can help you select the fixtures and hardware for your next new bathroom, kitchen or dream home.” In a less obvious home improvement choice, The Faucet Factory offers Leisure Steam and Microsilk bathtubs. About Jason Microsilk bathtubs, “It’s a game changer,” Curt said. “It’s like having a facial for your entire body, moisturizing and soothing dry, irritated skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.” Leisure Steam residential steam generators provide health club quality steam at home. These home products are perfect for allowing an escape from the many stresses we endure in our everyday lives. “Imagine a sense of total relaxation,” Curt shared. “A quiet, soothing time just for you to pamper and

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DEBBIE SANDLER: Bonobo Pioneer photos by Aaron Johnson

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id you know that our beloved San Diego Zoo is one of only seven in the nation that houses bonobos? There is rumored to be only as few as 10,000 of these apes left in the world. Of the great ape family, including gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans, bonobos are the rarest and least known. Solana Beach resident Debbie Sandler has devoted her life to bonobos, ever since she spent time in the Democratic Republic of Congo last year, and had the opportunity to interact with them first-hand. She visited the Congo’s Lola Ya Bonobo, the only bonobo santuary in the world and it changed her profoundly. At the sanctuary, she noted that she was especially drawn to the orphans, as baby bonobos live with their mother for up to five years. If seperated or the mother

dies, baby bonobos have been known to die of “broken hearts.” At the sanctuary, human “mamas” step in to rear the young apes until such a time that they can join the older bonobos housed there. Debbie, who proudly has a degree in anthropology and primatology, recently gave a talk at the Solana Beach Library titled “What Are Bonobos and Why Are They Important to Us?”, bringing awareness to the current state of bonobos around the globe. “I am thrilled to share my experience in the Congo and information about this little known great ape whenever there is a speaking or teaching

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opportunity. Many times following an article or television interview, I receive invitations to talk about these guys,” said Debbie. For more information on Lola Ya Bonobo, visit www.friendsofbonobos.org. 


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

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

Marston House & Gardens Mingei International Museum Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla Museum of Making Music Museum of Photographic Arts Oceanside Museum of Art Reuben H. Fleet Science Center San Diego Air & Space Museum San Diego Archaeological Center San Diego Automotive Museum San Diego Botanic Garden San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

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San Diego History Center San Diego Model Railroad Museum San Diego Natural History Museum The New Children’s Museum The San Diego Museum of Art Tijuana Estuary Visitors Center Timken Museum of Art USS Midway Museum Veterans Museum & Memorial Center Visions Art Museum Warner-Carillo Ranch House & Museum Water Conservation Garden Whaley House Museum Women’s Museum of California


ANNUAL TURF BOCCE TOURNAMENT SUPPORTS CHARITIES photos by Aaron Johnson

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reparations are in full swing for the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary’s 18th Annual Turf Bocce Ball Tournament at the Del Mar Horse Park on March 23. Everyone is encouraged to save the date for this annual fundraiser and family day, targeted to raise over $50,000 for youth and humanitarian programs. Rotary Club members are currently signing up sponsors and auction donors. The title sponsor is the Essick-Sims Wealth Management Group at Merrill Lynch, but other sponsors are still needed, from court sponsor to VIP sponsor. “Although many people have said that they don’t know how to play bocce, it is amazing how only a few games will lead them to want a bocce set for a birthday or holiday present,” said Vicky Mallett, Bocce Tournament 2014 co-chair.

All dollars raised by the bocce tournament go to worthy activities, most of which benefit youth programs. This year, the two major beneficiaries are Reality Changers and Just In Time. Reality Changers transforms lives, schools, and communities by providing youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with the academic support, financial assistance and leadership training to become first generation college students. Just In Time envisions a future in which every youth leaving the foster care system has a community of caring adults waiting for them after age 18. This is done through consistent relationships and emergency resources provided by individuals, agencies, businesses and foundations that share their core values and mission.

The tournament has become so popular over the last few years that all of the 128 team positions in the initial round have been taken by sponsors’ teams. Those who would like to watch the fun, play a little bocce after lunch, win a nice auction item, and support Rotary’s charitable programs are invited to come out and join in with everyone else. For more information, see www.dmsbbocce.com or contact Vicky Mallett via vicky.mallett2@gmail.com. 

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:::: DENTAL PROFILE

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he philosophy at MJM Dental is to provide comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages. “Our goal is not to ‘sell’ dentistry, but to serve patients. We are looking to establish long-term relationships with our patients and that is done through communication, trust and mutual respect,” revealed Dr. Miller. He and his staff are committed to continuing education and are up-todate on cutting edge oral health technology to ensure that patients’ procedures are as pain-free as possible. In addition, overall patient comfort is a top priority – the office atmosphere is warm and friendly, patients receive headphones and can watch movies during procedures and each treatment room offers a beautiful view. At MJM Dental, the staff is dedicated to helping patients not only with their oral health, but also with navigating the financial side of dental care. Heidi Smith, the office manager for the practice, has sixteen years of experience in the field and has been assisting patients at MJM Dental for four years. She is very knowledgeable in the areas of insurance and finance. “We are contracted with most of the major insurance companies

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and have established an in-office insurance program for patients who don’t have insurance to help encourage regular maintenance,” explained Dr. Miller. Dr. Miller also “Our goal is not to ‘sell’ dentistry, understands how busy the but to serve patients. We are looklives of his patients can ing to establish long-term relationbe and offers early and late hours on specific days ships with our patients and that to accommodate hectic is done through communication, schedules. “We also do a lot of our office communication trust and mutual respect,” via email and text to stay ~Dr. Miller in touch without having to interrupt patients with phone calls during the day,” stated Dr. Miller. For more information about MJM Dental or to make an appointment visit www.mjmdental.com.” 

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:::: real estate watch

Maximizing Your Home’s Exposure is Our #1 Priority by CAY AND CARLY BOHNSACK, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

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s we enter 2014, we know that many property owners like you will be looking for ways to capitalize on your real estate investments. As your realtors, we understand our role, which is to protect your equity or, in some cases, minimize your losses. In 2014, the difference between selling at a fair price versus selling at a low price will be marketing. You and I cannot control the market, but we can control the way a property is represented in the market. It is crucial that every aspect is optimized, from the presentation of your home to international exposure. There is much uncertainty about what to expect in the real estate market as we progress through the year, making it doubly important to control marketing and exposure. In 2014, we will continue to be your resource for real estate information as we begin our new affiliation with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. Their marketing resources will allow us to maximize the selling price of your home by connecting you with an unparalleled global network of potential buyers, in conjunction with a strong presence in the local market,

allowing us to offer a higher level of service to our clients. In closing, we want to say a special “Thank You” for all of the support you have given us in 2013. We have sold and closed over fifty properties this past year. We could have never reached this level of activity in the local market without you and your referrals. ¢

A Father – Daughter Team Where Tradition Meets Technology Five Star Realtors 2009 - 2013 (858) 231-6722 CayandCarlyHomes@gmail.com www.CayandCarlyHomes.com DRE #01823327 | DRE #01848685 We’ve sold 132 homes in the last five years when the average agents sells 2 homes per year. When you’re ready to get your home sold, let’s talk! Email to subscribe to our monthly real estate newsletter. We sponsor The Del Sol Community Facebook with fun and pertinent information.

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For the most comprehensive list of properties sold within the last several years, visit

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Beds Baths Est SF 1,382

Price 569,000

Address 1315 Santa Luisa Dr

Beds

Baths

Est SF

Price

4

3

2,416

1,100,000

2

3

460 Camino Del Mar # 6

2

1

829

585,000

305 Via Chica Ct

4

3

2,852

1,100,000

2715 Caminito San Pablo

3

3

1,472

585,000

407 Hilmen Pl

3

2

1,590

1,100,000

853 Vera St

3

3

1,673

650,000

14127 Bahama Cv

4

4

2,600

1,165,000

1041 Santa Helena Park Ct

2

3

1,737

650,000

1729 Coast Blvd

2

2

1,091

1,200,000

131 Buena Ventura Ct

2

2

1,365

650,000

13642 Nogales Dr

3

3

2,243

1,249,786

424 Stratford Ct # A30

2

2

1,278

679,000

14780 Caminito Porta Delgada St

4

4

3,022

1,380,000

405 S Sierra Ave S # 187

2

3

1,440

679,000

13322 Mango Dr

3

6

3,800

1,395,000

429 S Sierra Ave # 151

2

3

1,422

689,000

262 Surfview Ct

3

3

1,991

1,435,000

135 S Sierra Ave # 22

2

3

1,850

770,000

508 Glenmont Dr

3

2

1,668

1,450,000

244 Dolphin Cove Ct

2

2

1,232

789,000

464 Barbara Ave

5

4

3,170

1,525,000

900 Highland Dr

4

3

2,067

880,000

1201 Cuchara Dr

3

3

2,726

1,625,000

1053 Clipper Ct

2

3

1,691

885,000

801 N Rios Ave

4

4

3,000

1,725,000

15126 El Camino Real

5

4

2,667

915,000

716 Rawl Pl

3

3

2,395

1,749,000

3003 Caminito Gijon

2

3

2,331

920,000

2142 Del Mar Heights Rd.

3

4

3,624

1,800,000

14287 Minorca Cv

3

2

1,538

925,000

526 Avenida Primavera

3

3

2,254

1,835,000

328 Shoemaker Ct

3

3

1,675

942,000

2510 Via Torina Rd

3

3

2,885

1,850,000

551 San Mario Dr

4

3

2,180

950,000

13018 Via Grimaldi

3

3

2,971

2,000,230

558 Santa Helena

4

3

2,372

999,000

465 Lirio St

4

4

3,296

2,062,500 2,450,000

13998 Mango Dr

3

3

2,482

1,012,500

4823 Rancho Viejo Dr

5

6

6,083

820 Santa Rufina Dr

4

3

2,690

1,020,000

404 Hidden Pines Ln

3

4

3,327

2,750,000

503 N Cedros Ave

4

4

2,292

1,030,000

13045 Via Grimaldi

4

3

3,372

2,923,000

623 Dell St

3

2

1,632

1,050,000

136 22nd St

3

2

1,397

3,040,000

231 S Nardo Ave

3

2

1,441

1,061,500

1750 Ocean Front # C

2

3

1,749

3,135,000

984 Santa Estella

4

2

2,365

1,075,000

6479 Calle Del Alcazar

5

7

7,739

3,895,000

13371 Mango Dr

3

2

2,000

1,095,000

1936 Ocean Front

3

6

4,000

18,750,000

13697 Calais Dr

4

3

2,075

1,100,000

(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 calendar

del mar library

EVENTS

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

JAN. 9; FEB. 13

JAN. 22; FEB. 26

WEDNESDAYS

Ages 6 to 18 months 10:30 a.m.

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

10:30 a.m.

BABY LAP SIT STORY TIME

PAJAMA STORY TIME

JAN. 10; FEB. 14

JAN. 23; FEB. 27

10:20 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

TODDLER YOGA

JAN. 28

Jan. 12: Author Bryna Kranzier, discussing “The Accidental Anarchist” Jan. 19: “Simple Steps to Looking and Feelings Fabulous” with Mikel Ann Hall Jan. 26: “Nutrition and Lifestyle” with Lauren Ranes. 2 p.m.

Ages 1 to 2 10:30 a.m.

JAN. 14

SCRIPPS MUSICAL STORY TIME 10:30 a.m.

JAN. 15; FEB. 12 ART FOR KIDS

Ages 5 to 10; registration required 3:30 p.m.

JAN. 17; FEB. 21

BOOK TALKS AND TREATS 2 p.m.

PRE-SCHOOL CRAFT (AGES 3 – 5) 11 a.m.

BABY YOGA

JAN. 12, 19, 26 SUNDAY SALONS

PRE-SCHOOL STORY TIME (AGES 3 – 5)

FREE CITIZENSHIP CLASS 6 p.m.

THURSDAYS

TODDLER STORY TIME

ADULT BRIDGE

Experience necessary 1 p.m.

FEB. 14

BOOKS AT THE MOVIES – “TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD”

1st and 3rd Thursdays 10 a.m.

ONGOING EVENTS

LOVE ON A LEASH

SATURDAYS

TUESDAYS

SPANISH/ENGLISH BILINGUAL STORY TIME 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. 12 p.m.

BEGINNING MANDARIN CHINESE

Author Kurt Koontz discusses “A Million Steps – A Journey on the Camino de Santiago.” 10 a.m.

HOMEWORK HELP & CREATIVE WRITING

2:15 p.m.

FRIENDS OF THE SOLANA BEACH LIBRARY BOARD MEETING 6 p.m.

JAN. 14

FRIENDS NIGHT OUT

Jim Nelson speaks about Gray Whale migration 6:30 p.m.

JAN. 28

PRE-MARITAL AGREEMENT DISCUSSION

Library will be closed Jan. 1

Preschool to 7th grade homework help 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.

solana beach library

EVENTS JAN. 7

Share a book with a therapy dog 1st and 3rd Saturdays 10 a.m.

ADULT YOGA

JAN. 18

MEET THE AUTHOR

SAGE INVESTMENT GROUP

Discuss books made into movies 2 p.m.

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

BABY STORYTIME

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

TEEN LEGO CLUB 2:20 p.m.

TUESDAYS

KNITTING CIRCLE

TEEN GAME DAY 2:20 p.m.

AUTHOR BOOK CLUB 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAYS ASN DRAWING

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

With Angela Woolard, Family Law Attorney 6:30 p.m.

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

JAN. 30

BRIDGE CLUB

FRIDAYS

1 – 3 p.m.

TEEN BRIDGE & CROCHET

2:20 p.m.

CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL

SPANISH CONVERATION WITH LUCY

FRENCH CONVERSATION CLUB

FEB. 25

FAMILY FUN NIGHT!

MEET THE DIRECTOR OF SD COUNTY LIBRARY, JOSE APONTE

FEB. 1

1 – 3 p.m.

ADHD – AN INFORMATIONAL PROGRAM FOR PARENTS

With Dr. Lori Rappaport and Dr. Lewis Ribner, Co-Directors of the ADHD Center for Success 6:30 p.m.

RECURRING EVENTS MONDAYS

TODDLER/PRESCHOOL STORYTIME (Walking to 6 yrs) Stories, songs and fun 9:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. 2:20 p.m.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 6 p.m.

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

TEEN THEATER THURSDAY 2:20 p.m.

TOONS IN THE AFTERNOON

SATURDAYS

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

FAMILY DRAWING 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAYS

ORIGAMI FOLDERS

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

SARGENT ART GROUP

SPANISH LANGUAGE CLASSES, BEGINNER TO ADVANCED

ENGLISH CAFE

English as a second language 12 p.m.

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1st Saturday 1 p.m.

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

Library will be closed for the holidays Jan. 1, 20 and Feb. 17


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photos by JASON SEGAL AND KATHRYN STEVENS

T

EDxYouth@SanDiego hosted more than 400 students from high schools throughout San Diego County back in November at Canyon Crest Academy (CCA). They gathered to experience the power of sharing ideas and the importance of being “unlimited.” Students engaged with more than twenty-five speakers, who are big thinkers and doers, pushing the boundaries of science, art, technology, environment, humanity and more. Speakers this year included 16-year-old Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner Jack Andraka, Princeton junior Eden Full, who was recently named on the Forbes “30 Under 30” list, and Shane Koyczan, a world-renowned spoken word artist. The event also featured more than 100 artists from CCA, including dancers, musicians and vocalists who centered their collective piece around the theme “Unlimited”. “I have been a part of the TEDxYouth@SanDiego experience for the past two years, and seeing the positive impact it has on my peers is what makes it worthwhile,” said Jason Phillips, student organizing committee member at CCA. “This event has allowed students to expand their minds to see new possibilities and inspired me to pursue my dreams.” ¢

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Learn the latest in skin care, hair, make-up and exercise tips. Plus a Vintage Fashion Show!

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