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often tell people about how I grew up in a small town in Texas. But the reality is that I only lived there until I was nine years old. I did move back for a couple of years when I was a young teenager, but that’s a story for a different pub note. The fact of the matter is that I’ve now lived in San Diego for more than half of my life. My family jumped around from city to city during my elementary and middle school years due to work obligations, but we eventually settled here in North County back in 1988. I am writing this note while aboard a flight heading back to my hometown outside of Houston. I will be visiting my grandmother in the hospital. For the past several months, she has been fighting the fight of her life - aggressively battling cancer. To say that my grandmother (we all know her as MawMaw) is a second mother to me would be an understatement - especially during the first nine years of my life when I lived only one block away from her. There was rarely a day that went by that I wasn’t at her house during those early years. Although my MawMaw has always been a major influence in my life (even from 1,600 miles away), she particularly impacted me while I was a kid in Texas. It’s hard to believe how vivid my memories are from that time period. Whether it was running across the field to her house when I was barely four years old or climbing up the tree in her backyard to pick plums so that she could make her famous homemade plum jelly, there was never a dull moment. She would take me fishing. We would often go crabbing on the bayou (something that I have not done since I was a kid). She even let me be her co-pilot while she watched her daytime soap operas - I knew the names of every character! We even delivered newspapers together - that’s also a story for another pub letter. I have carried many wonderful childhood memories with me dating back to my original nine years in this world. Some things seem like they happened yesterday. I often look at my own kids in fascination (ages 16, 9 and 8) and wonder what memories they will inevitably hold close to them as they grow into adulthood. Who will they

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admire? Who will have influenced them? Who will they write about one day? There are very few people in this world that I respect as much as my MawMaw. Her passion for family, her ability to make you feel special, and her sincere desire to truly know and connect with people are just a few examples of the type of person that she is. Today I choose to clear my mind of all of the normal clutter. I will visit with my MawMaw. I will hug her. I will talk about childhood memories. I will remind her that I love her. I will thank her for being the beautiful person that she is. And with everything going on, one thing is for sure, she will still ask me how the kids are doing. She’ll ask me about their sports and school. She’ll ask me how things are going at the office - and she’ll genuinely anticipate the answers. That’s just the kind of person she is.

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Del Mar Village Taste & Art Stroll 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Del Mar Village

Kids Korps USA Annual Volunteer Recognition Party and Presidential Awards Presentation

District firefighters will be on hand to serve pancakes, orange juice and coffee. In addition to breakfast, the open house will include station tours, photos with the firefighters, fire engine and ambulance displays, a chance to spray a fire hose with a firefighter, a basic CPR class and jump houses. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Rancho Santa Fe Fire Station 1


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4th Annual Fund-Raiser With Master of Ceremonies Dagmar Midcap, KNSD-7 weathercaster 6 p.m. | Free Flight

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enna Alvarez, an 11-year-old Carmel Valley resident and 6th grade student at Solana Pacific School, finished with top awards and a scholarship for the 2013 Dance Competition Season and an invitation to return to the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive in Connecticut. Jenna, one of 10 members of Love to Dance, Inc.’s competitive dance team, L2D, entered three regional competitions in 2013, Hollywood Vibe (February), Adrenaline (March) and MOVE (April), competing in both team and solo events. Jenna is one of four on L2D’s junior dance team, and the youngest of six on the teen dance team. Jenna scored well at all regional competitions, taking first place in her solo events for both lyrical and acrobatic categories for her age group. Jenna has been a member of L2D since 2010, and has been dancing at Love to Dance, Inc. since she was six-years-old, studying various genres of dance, including ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary. Jenna is an accomplished dancer in these genres; however, this was the first year Jenna was introduced to the acrobatic category. Jenna has a quote posted in her bedroom, “The difference between a good dancer and a great dancer is not

92130’s Jenna Alvarez Receives Top Honors and Scholarship what they do; it’s how they do it,” which she says inspires her every day. At Adrenaline, Jenna earned a place on the Adrenaline Dance Crew, an honor bestowed upon exceptional dancers. Competing against at least 50 others in the junior division, Jenna was one of the final seven selected to be named as a part of the Los Angeles Adrenaline Dance Crew for 2013, earning her a spot to perform in the “Best of Show” finale. Additionally, Jenna received a scholarship award for next year’s Adrenaline regional convention and competition, including an invitation to tour with the dance crew around the U.S. Finishing off the 2013 dance season, Jenna was invited to return to Middlebury, CT for the Russian American Foundation Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive, implemented in partnership with the renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy (BBA) of Moscow. This is the second year Jenna has attended the summer intensive program and because of such intensive training under the direction of master teachers from BBA, Jenna has greatly improved her skills in flexibility and the art of ballet. Jenna will be a member of L2D’s 2013-2014 competitive dance team and is excited for the upcoming dance competition season. ¢

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Close Ties Chris and Pat Weil Live, Work and Play in the Local Community by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography


hris and Pat Weil count themselves lucky – the things that are closest to their hearts are also close to home. They live in Del Mar, the Christopher Weil Company (CWC), a firm that manages equity and debt portfolios, is located in Carmel Valley and they are involved in many local organizations that give back to the community. For them, however, nothing beats having their kids and grandkids nearby. “Our three grown children all live in the Del Mar/Carmel Valley area. We’ve logged innumerable hours at rec centers, parks and elementary schools in the area as we cheer on our five grandchildren all of whom play in the Sharks soccer rec league,” stated Chris proudly. He and Pat are also thrilled that their children work for CWC making it truly a family-run business. In fact, their son-in-law John Wells is the president and CEO of CWC. The Weils are also dedicated community volunteers, supporting many local organizations and causes. Chris is the director of the San Diego Mainly Mozart Festival, the Patricia & Christopher Weil Family Foundation, and is a trustee of the UCSD Foundation. Pat is director and president of the board of the Patricia & Christopher Weil Family Foundation and is a member of Name: Community: Profession: Education:

the board of The Preuss School UCSD. Chris and Pat formed The Patricia & Christopher Weil Family Foundation in 1998 with the mission to create educational opportunities by providing resources, time and support to children and families in underserved communities of San Diego. “Perhaps the one thing we pour our hearts into more than any other part of the organization is the scholarship program,” revealed Chris. Over the past 10 years, the Patricia & Christopher Weil Family Foundation has helped 130 students achieve their dream of receiving a college education. Though Chris and Pat lead very busy lives, they manage to take time out for some fun and relaxation. Chris enjoys walking, hiking, classical music and reading. In addition, he’s a World War I history buff. Pat is a yoga enthusiast who loves cooking and entertaining. Chris and Pat also love traveling together and have had many adventures over the years. “We’ve road tripped in Canada, attended cooking school in Paris and toured the WWI battlefields in Belgium,” related Chris. It is safe to say that no matter how far from home Chris and Pat may travel, their hearts are always in 92130. 

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aiser Permanente, recognized as a leading American health care provider, is the title sponsor for the Jan. 25 Carmel Valley 5K and Fun Run fundraiser. The money raised will help the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation provide funding for art, music, technology, science and P.E. at all eight Del Mar Unified schools. The USA Track and Field sanctioned course begins at Carmel Del Mar Elementary School, heads south on Carmel Creek Road, passes the Kaiser Permanente Carmel Valley medical offices, follows a rolling hill tree-lined paved and dirt bike trail, loops back to Carmel Creek Road, and finishes at the elementary school. In addition to the 5K run, a one-mile non-competitive Fun Run is available for kids and their parents. Katie Wilsey, director and founder of the race, suggested, “This is a race for everyone – from fast, elite runners to beginner runners participating in their first race.” Additionally, Wilsey volunteered, “Because Kaiser has been such an avid supporter of health and fitness in the San Diego community, we are excited to welcome them to Carmel Valley and partner with them.” To satisfy everyone, the race will be followed by a family friendly after-party, an award ceremony, live music, jumpies, food, entertainment,

and expo booths from local businesses. Public Affairs Director Rodger Dougherty clarified that Kaiser Permanente had multiple reasons for becoming the title sponsor of the upcoming race. First, Kaiser’s mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services while improving the overall health of its members and the community it serves. Dougherty explained, “We look at events like this one because they are focused on reinforcing the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle.” Second, education fosters a healthy community, and since the upcoming race supports education, it aligns with another of Kaiser’s goals. Third, the race runs directly in front of Kaiser’s newest Carmel Valley facility. And fourth, last year this race attracted over 1,500 spectators, volunteers and participants and raised $38,000. “We want to be on the ground floor of what we think will become a coveted event in the community that will draw people from all over San Diego,” disclosed Dougherty. Supporting events like the Carmel Valley 5K and Fun Run provides Dougherty pleasure because he gets to meet people and observe their interactions with family, friends and neighbors in a healthy, active way while they support their community and a solid educational cause. ¢

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AT-A-GLANCE Name of Event: Kaiser Permanente Carmel Valley 5K and Fun Run Year of Establishment: 2012 Mission: “To highlight the amazing community we live in while raising money for a great cause and being physically active!” Fundraising Goal: $50,000 Date: January 25, 2014 Location: Carmel Del Mar Elementary School Schedule: 8 a.m. – 5K starts 9:30 a.m. – Kids’ Fun Run starts 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. – After Party and Expo Website: Location: CarmelValley5kKidsFunRun E-mail:

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t is no wonder that Brian Maienschein, Assemblyman for the 77th District, is dedicated to making San Diego an even better place to live – his roots in the community run deep. He moved to Poway when he was seven years old and attended Chaparral Elementary School, Twin Peaks Middle School and Poway High School. “San Diego has so much to offer – beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches, so many different things to do on a daily basis and great people. There is nowhere else I’d rather live,” stated Maienschein, whose daughters currently attend school in the Poway Unified School District. Maienschein received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and then returned to San Diego to earn his law degree from California Western School of Law. In 2000, Maienschein was elected to the San Diego City Council. He became known to many in the district for his quick response to the Cedar and Witch Creek wildfires that swept through the community during his tenure. After his second term on the City Council, Maienschein became San Diego’s first Commissioner on Homelessness, a position he held for four years. According to Maienschein, he has always felt strongly about serving his community and giving back to his hometown. “To be able to represent my classmates, neighbors and friends is an honor that I never take for granted,” revealed Maienschein. Now that he is halfway through his first term as an assemblyman, Maienschein is even more committed to ensuring that issues such as community safety, education and economic growth are at the forefront of state politics. “I work hard to focus on the issues that are important to my constituents, as well on common ground issues that that can improve the lives of all Californians,” said Maienschein. He is particularly pleased that his legislation allowing background checks for coaches of youth sports leagues has passed. Maienschein is also passionate about creating and passing meaningful legislation that makes a significant impact on issues such as mental health and homelessness. Although Maienschein is proud of his professional achievements, he feels that his daughters, Taylin and Brenna, are his most rewarding accomplishments. He coaches their Brian Maienschein soccer teams, 44 and the three of California State Assemblymember them can often Father of two daughters, Taylin and Brenna Maienschein be seen out and Spending time with my daughters, reading and sports about. “We’re an active family, and we love spending time outdoors, either having picnics at one of the local lakes or running around playing soccer at the park,” related Maienschein. 

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Gone Golfing Pop Warner Volunteer with Pro Golfing Aspirations by Angie gallo | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography


acob Montes has been golfing since he was four years old. Now 15, Jacob lives in the perfect locale for an aspiring golf pro, on Palacio Golf Course in 92130. Jacob, parents Frank and Tonya and younger sister Ashley enjoy all that their golf community by the sea has to offer by playing golf at The Santaluz Club and going to the beach regularly. Over the summer Jacob participated in the Callaway Jr. World Golf Championships with 1,200 other youths and had a great experience. “I had the privilege to play and compete with some of the best Jr. Golfers in the world,” Jacob said. Now back in school at Cathedral Catholic High School, Jacob is enjoying his favorite subject, English. And it’s a good

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Jacob Montes 15 Cathedral Catholic High School 9th Frank and Tonya Montes Ashley (13)

thing that is what he enjoys most about his courses, because not only is he a golf pro in the making, he also loves to write and play football. But, if you ask Jacob what is the most important thing to him between football, golf and academics, the answer will always be his studies. “Homework comes first,” shared Jacob. Jacob enjoys volunteering his time to help his dad with the Torrey Pines Pop Warner Jr. pee wee team. His future plans are to follow in the footsteps of current golf pros and make the sport his profession. “As an adult I want to become a pro golfer and own my own business. I want to help those less fortunate by giving my time and talents,” explained Jacob. As Jacob glides through his freshman year at Cathedral, volunteers with the pee wee team, aces his English courses and continues his advancement in the world of golf, everyone will have to keep an eye on him to see just where he goes. He has been known to spend time learning the ropes at his father’s financial agency, so Jacobs’s future career is limitless. Although we will all be watching his golf career, he just may end up to be one of the world’s financial wizards. The sky is the limit Jacob. Keep on reaching. 

“I had the privilege to play and compete with some of the best Jr. Golfers in the world”

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orrey Pines Pop Warner (TPPW) & Cheer held its picture and Spirit Day in early September on the upper field at Torrey Pines High School. The family-friendly event included bounce houses, food, live bands and the popular dunk tanks where kiddos got to dunk the coaches. Upcoming events in October for TPPW & Cheer include the Oct. 19 Flag Fest, Oct. 26 Chocolate/Chocolate Chip Festival and the Palomar Cheer & Dance Competition on Oct. 27. Visit for more information. Go Falcons! ¢

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eggs cup vegetable or canola oil package of moist yellow cake mix small package instant vanilla pudding 8-ounce container sour cream (regular or light) 12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips cup sugar teaspoons cocoa teaspoons cinnamon Powdered sugar for sprinkling on top of cake

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Directions 1. Grease large Bundt pan well 2. In small bowl, stir sugar, cocoa, cinnamon and chocolate chips. 3. In large mixing bowl, beat eggs for four minutes. Add oil, cake mix, pudding and sour cream. Beat at high speed for seven minutes. 4. Distribute 1/3 of dry mix in bottom of pan, add half the batter, add 1/3 dry mix on top, then the remaining half of batter. Add the remaining dry mix on top of batter and pat down lightly with spoon or spatula. 5. Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour. 6. Check with a toothpick for doneness at about 50 minutes. 7. Before unmolding, slip knife all the way around mold to loosen. Turn upside down onto a platter. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the top of the cake after waiting half of an hour. Serving size: Serves 10-15 Prep and bake time: Approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes

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Chef’s Name: Karen Gliner Age: 52 Family Members: Husband – Ray, Children – Jarrett (21), Grant (18) Community of Residence: Carmel Valley Hobbies/ Interests: Community service volunteering, cooking, reading, music, working out, exercising with my weekly walking group, traveling Favorite Local Activities: Canyon Crest Academy Farmers Market, hiking at Torrey Pines State Reserve About the Recipe: For over 50 years, Aunt Lil’s Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Cake has been a special dessert at our family holiday parties. As a child, I always had to wait until the holidays to eat this delicious cake as it is the only time of year my mother or my aunts would prepare it. Whenever I smell the combination of melted chocolate chips and cinnamon, my mouth starts to water in anticipation of my first bite. I have continued the tradition with my children and they say it is their very favorite cake. About the Chef: Karen Gliner was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. and has lived in Carmel Valley for 19 years. For the past nine years, Karen and her husband, Ray, have been on the Board of Directors for San Diego nonprofit Conner’s Cause for Children, where Karen is also an event planner. Currently, Karen is organizing the Conner’s Cause 20th anniversary gala fundraiser, “Stand Up for Conner’s Cause, An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy”, featuring professional comics, on Oct. 19 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. For more information on the cause, visit With a passion for community service, Karen also volunteers with her certified therapy dog, Nora, with Love on a Leash, formally known as The Foundation for Pet Provided Therapy. ¢

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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

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

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.

• 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.

• 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.

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.

• 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.

• 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.

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The Farrell Family Enjoys the Fruits of 92130 by liz onufer | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography


shley Farrell fell in love twice-over while attending the University of San Diego – once for her husband Travis Farrell and second for San Diego. Ashley and Travis’ choice to settle in San Diego seemed an easy one: excellent schools, a central location and close proximity to family. “Prior to moving back to San Diego, we were living and working in Chicago, but both sets of our parents are in Southern California, and we wanted to raise our children near their grandparents,” Travis explained. Today, the Farrell family has called Torrey Hills home for close to a decade. Almost 10 years and four children later, the Farrells are active in the 92130 community. The family loves Legoland, Padres games, biking and swimming. Travis contributes by coaching the local soccer and baseball teams. A collegiate and professional athlete himself, “Coach Travis,” as he is commonly known, is passionate about coaching. When he isn’t coaching, Travis is working in the financial and real estate worlds for Farrell Financial and Flocke & Avoyer

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Profile information Parents: Community: Hometown: Children:

Travis Farrell (37) and Ashley Farrell (38) Torrey Hills since 2004 Travis – San Diego, Ashley – Chicago Colten (8), 3rd grader at Torrey Hills Elementary Hunter (6), 1st grader at Torrey Hills Elementary Cade (2) Grace (10 months) Pets: Cheyenne & Savanna – Siberian Huskies

“Travis is a Torrey Pines High School alum and we want to provide our children with the same excellent education opportunities we grew up with.”

Real Estate. Ashley, a former UPS marketing executive, now works on running the Farrell household that includes Colton (8), Hunter (6), Cade (2) and Grace (10 months). Ashley also volunteers for the Junior League and Torrey Hills Elementary School. Ashley’s volunteer time in the boys’ classrooms is reflective of the family’s emphasis on education. “Travis is a Torrey Pines High School alum and we want to provide our children with the same excellent education opportunities we grew up with,” commented Ashley. In their Torrey Hills neighborhood, friendship and family expression flourish. From neighborhood block parties to backyard harvesting, the Farrells find pleasure in family time. “Every year we celebrate Epiphany by serving a Galette des Rois (King Cake) and crowning one of the children king for the year,” Travis explained. Ashley hosts tea for friends and neighbors during the holiday season. In the backyard, the family garden blooms with fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. “Ashley loves gardening and tries to incorporate the children in helping with the growing of fruits, vegetables and herbs in order to instill an appreciation for healthy eating,” Travis acknowledged. From sports and leisure to top-notch education, the Farrell family fully enjoys the fruits of 92130. 

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:::: community stuff 13th Annual La Jolla Writers Conference

The 13th Annual La Jolla Writers Conference will feature New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush, Dale Brown, Chris Reich and Joseph Wambaugh, dystopian break-out author Lissa Price, along with agents, publishers, publicists, editors, screenwriters and a host of others to share their knowledge about the art, craft and business of writing. The conference takes place Friday, Nov. 1 to Sunday, Nov. 3 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa in La Jolla. Writers of all levels are welcome to attend. The cost of $385 per attendee which includes all classes, three keynote presentations and three meals. Limited to 200 attendees, the LJWC is noted for its small classes, outstanding and accessible faculty, the sense of community, and the networking it provides – as well as its coverage of the business of writing along with the art and craft. For more information visit

Celebration Rewards 92130 Volunteer

Carmel Valley resident Cindy Mayers was among those recently honored at Girl Scouts San Diego’s annual Volunteer Celebration. Cindy received the Cookie Award for going above and beyond to promote the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Currently regional manager for the Canyon Trails area’s product sales, she increased cookie sales for the Carmel Valley Service Unit from 58,019 boxes in 2012 to 62,382 in 2013. She mastered the necessary technology, worked with efficiency and dedication, and mentored troop and service unit leaders kindly and patiently. A second generation Girl Scout, Cindy has served as cookie manager for troops 1419 and 1256 over the last 11 years and filled many other volunteer roles. She leads her daughter Shayla’s Senior troop; her older daughter, Sydney, became a lifetime member of Girl Scouts after graduating from high school last year. Restaurateur, author and artist Ingrid Croce, a former Girl Scout Brownie, delivered the keynote address at the Volunteer Celebration. Girl Scouts San Diego Board Chair Debbie Rider and Chief Executive Officer Jo Dee C. Jacob also participated in the ceremony. For information about joining, supporting or volunteering for Girl Scouts, visit

Carmel Valley resident Cindy Mayers (second from left, with Board Chair Debbie Rider, CEO Jo Dee Jacob, and Product Sales Manager Lani Longacre) was honored at Girl Scouts San Diego’s annual Volunteer Celebration.

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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

Rides for Seniors, Beginning at $2.50

RideFACT Senior transportation – a low-cost, dial-a-ride service that shuttles seniors throughout the county – has just turned one year old. “We set out to provide an affordable, easily accessible ride program for seniors and that’s exactly what we created,” said County Supervisor Dave Roberts, Vice Chairman of FACT. “This program has been user-friendly and inexpensive from the very beginning. And it’s getting better. We are proud to help seniors with mobility.” Since its inception one year ago, RideFACT has provided nearly 8,000 one-way trips, many of them to medical appointments. Organizers hope to provide 12,500 one-way trips during the next fiscal year with ridership increasing steadily. One-way fares on RideFACT begin at $2.50 for travel up to five miles while trips that exceed 20 miles are capped at $10. Rides can be scheduled from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 760-754-1252 or 888-924-3228.

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

92130 Residents Participate in the 2013 LJAWF

The 2013 La Jolla Art & Wine Festival (LJAWF), highly regarded as one of the most prestigious events of its kind on the West Coast, ramps up for its fifth and largest season yet on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Spanning over half a mile long in the heart of La Jolla along Girard Ave., this nationally renowned juried art show and fundraiser is free and open to the public, with a $5 cash donation accepted at all the festival entrances. Highlighting the works of over 150 established artists from San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Baja and beyond, the LJAWF features a silent auction, entertainment, gourmet marketplace, family art center, as well as an extensive wine and beer garden. Featured at the event are 92130’s own Sue Britt ( and Catherine Dzialo-Haller ( All profits raised benefit underfunded programs such as art, music, science, physical education, technology, and on-site medical care at local public elementary and middle schools. Since launching in 2009, the LJAWF has raised over $220,000. For more information, visit

Conner’s Cause for Children 20th Anniversary Gala

Celebrating their 20-year anniversary, Conner’s Cause for Children presents an evening of stand-up comedy featuring professional comics from the Southern California area on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. All funds raised at the event will benefit families with children who have a life-threatening illness or injury. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and dinner are included in the ticket price of $115 per person, with the event running from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Conner’s Cause for Children is the only nonprofit organization in the San Diego region that offers direct family assistance for out-of-pocket expenses relating to any and all life-threatening illnesses associated with children. Conner’s Cause for Children is now accepting auction donations and sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, contact Karen Gliner at 619-540-1650 or visit

Megan Spector Receives Honor for Concert

Senior Yoga Pioneer Retires

Frank Iszak, founder of Silver Age Yoga Community Outreach (SAYCO), recently retired as executive director of the 10-year-old organization on Aug. 15. In 2003, Frank and his wife Serpil gave their first free yoga class to low-income seniors at the Mira Mesa Senior Center in San Diego. Frank, who emigrated to the United States in 1957 as a political refugee from Hungary, considers SAYCO “his payment of debt to America, for the privilege of becoming part of this great society.” Now 82, he has decided to dedicate his time to a movie currently in production about his escape from Hungary and life in America. Amy Roost will take over Frank’s directorship at SAYCO. “While I’ve only know Frank Iszak a few short months, he already inspires me. I am honored to carry out his legacy of empowering seniors to live strong, healthy and independent lives. I look forward to expanding our offering of free yoga to more seniors throughout the region and eventually nationwide,” shared Amy. Frank and Serpil will be honored at an Oct. 10 celebration at the Powerhouse Community Center in Del Mar. The event is open to the public. For ticket information, contact the SAYCO offices at 858-693-3110.

Thirteen-year-old Megan Spector was recently honored as the youngest recipient of the Combined Health Agencies Volunteer of the Year Award, at a ceremony in mid-September for her work to raise funds and awareness for ALS*. Megan’s aunt, Marjie Block, has waged a four-year battle with the disease, making the cause a top priority for her to help in any way that she can. Last fall, Megan was in Mission Bay with 1,600 other walkers as part of the Greater San Diego Chapter of the ALS Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS. It was Megan’s third time doing the ALS Walk, along with her parents and brother, Sheri, Steven and Cole Spector. But Megan didn’t stop there. Megan created and headlined a musical concert titled: Striking a Chord, a Benefit Concert to Help Beat ALS. Megan helped develop the concert program, secured other artists and event sponsors, and sold more than 450 tickets to fill the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall. Striking a Chord was a major success and, together with a silent auction and raffle, raised over $34,000 for the ALS Association. “I look forward to the day when my aunt and others with ALS will defeat this cruel disease,” said Megan. Megan will also sing the National Anthem at this year’s Walk to Defeat ALS, set for Sunday, Oct. 20 at Mission Bay Park. *Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

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1 1. Torrey Mercer on tour for her anti-bully campaign. 2. The Falcons are all geared up for a great season! 3. Grauer School alumni Madison Swoy (‘11), Malia Haines-Stewart (‘11) and Tom Hopper (‘10) with Grauer School teacher Morgan Brown at The Grauer School’s Inaugural All-Class Reunion. 4. Carmel Valley Library Youth Services Librarian Emily Derry at Children’s Information Table. 5. Horizon Prep Head of Schools Kenneth P. Kush Ed.D and President/CEO Robert N. Botsford D.Min break ground for the time capsule burial ceremony. 6. Emily North puts finishing touches on a mural that she and a friend designed and painted this summer at Villa Musica. 7. Councilmember Sherri Lightner, Carmel Valley Library Friends President Suzanne Bacon and Carmel Valley Library Branch Manager Brenda Wegener celebrate the Carmel Valley Library’s 20th anniversary. 8. The Horizon Prep Class of 2026. 9. Cole Jaczko accepting his scholarship from TPPW with Andy V. and Greg P. along with a few TPPW football players.




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Salute SDNCC Recognizes Police and Public Safety


photos by Soul of Photography

n Sept. 12, 19 different agencies gathered for a luncheon hosted by the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce (SDNCC) honoring San Diego’s finest at the California Center for the Arts Escondido. Police and Public Safety personnel who have done a remarkable job saving lives, protecting communities and supporting businesses were honored throughout the event. San Diego Police Chief William Landsdown, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and San Diego FireRescue Fire Chief Javier Mainar were present to recognize and award those who have earned the designation based on their the hard work and commitment to protecting the region. Beneficiaries of the luncheon include the San Diego Burn Institute’s Camp Beyond the Scars and the San Diego County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation. For a list of those who were honored or to learn more about upcoming SDNCC events, visit ¢

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La Jolla Oral and Facial Surgery Provides the Best Care Possible for Patients by Jennifer Frakes


La Jolla Oral and Facial Surgery, the foundation of the practice is creating a positive experience for each and every patient. “We make every effort to provide our patients with a warm, compassionate and low stress environment in which to receive their surgical care,” stated Kim Carrillo, public relations coordinator for the practice. According to Carrillo, Dr. Robert Gramins and Dr. Albert Lin are specialists who are trained, skilled

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and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial injuries. They are well-versed in emergency care, acute treatment, long-term reconstruction and rehabilitation and understand both the physical and emotional impact facial injuries may have on their patients. Drs. Gramins and Lin also pride themselves on the practice’s state-of-the art equipment and techniques, as well as their highly qualified surgical assistants. “The surgical staff at La Jolla Oral and Facial Surgery is experienced and certified in assisting with oral and maxillofacial surgeries,” explained Carrillo. Drs. Gramins and Lin have received extensive training in facial trauma reconstruction, orthognathic jaw surgery, treatment of maxillofacial pathology, trigeminal nerve repair, temporomandibular joint reconstruction, advanced dental implant placement, and aesthetic facial surgery. Additionally, La Jolla Oral & Facial Surgery has voluntarily had their practice accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, also known as AAAHC. This means that they have to successfully undergo a thorough onsite review of their policies and practices by expert surveyors every two years in order to obtain and keep their accreditation. This is the highest level of certification that can be obtained and stands as assurance that they practice to the upmost standards of safety and are committed to providing quality patient care. For more detailed information on the standards that the practice must adhere to, visit SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENT


Dr. Gramins is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is Board Certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Gramins is one of a select group of oral and maxillofacial surgeons who are licensed by the State of California to perform cosmetic facial procedures. He was also selected as one of two oral and maxillofacial surgeons to sit on the Cosmetic Surgery Credentialing Board for the State of California, currently serving as president. His other affiliations include the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, International Team for Implantology, California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the San Diego Dental Society. Dr. Gramins is an avid golfer and enjoys surfing, fishing and living in San Diego.

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Dr. Lin is Board Certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is also a Fellow in American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He was elected by his peers to serve as president of the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for the upcoming year, as well as elected “National Delegate” representing California in the national House of Delegates for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also the former “Chief of Surgery” at Pomerado Hospital, where he is on staff. Dr. Lin is also a member of the American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego Dental Association and the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. For more information about Drs. Gramins and Lin and La Jolla Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, visit ¢

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Local Volleyball Programs Are Bringing Opportunities to Girls of All Ages photos by Soul of Photography


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. The season has begun on the high school level and the local girls participating couldn’t be more prepared. Torrey Pines High School Head Coach Brennan Dean and Canyon Crest Academy Head Coach Ariel Haas weigh in on the outlook for their teams, opportunities for girls of all ages and the physicality of the sport. Whether a girl is just starting out as early as third grade or a veteran on the court being watched by college scouts, the sport



brings camaraderie, self-esteem, athleticism and a lot of fun for all involved.

In 1895 an instructor at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) by the name of William Morgan decided to blend elements of basketball, baseball, tennis and handball to create a game for his classes that would demand less physical contact than basketball. The “Y” took this new game around the world and introduced a uniquely American sport to many foreign lands. In 1916, the Philippines made its own contribution to volleyball by introducing an element of offense that would forever change the game. A receiving player would pass a ball in a high trajectory that would then be struck by another player. The set and spike were born. There are more than 46 million Americans who play volleyball. This game was first introduced to Olympic competition at the Tokyo Games of 1964. The U.S. won its first medals in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics when the men captured the gold and the women the silver. There are 30 rules of the game of volleyball.

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with Torrey Pines High School Girls Head Coach Brennan Dean and Canyon Crest Academy Girls Head Coach Ariel Haas WHAt is tHe History BeHinD your volleyBAll cAreer As An AtHlete AnD As A coAcH? BD: I grew up playing club in San

AH: I started playing in 10th grade

Diego and sand volleyball along the

at University City High School. I was

at Torrey Pines High School (TPHS)

well as 1st Team All CIF. From there,

beaches. I played four years of varsity and then played at Chico State

University. I played every position at one point in my career which I think has helped me as a coach. While I was getting my master’s degree at Point Loma Nazarene University I

volunteered with my old high school coach at TPHS, working with the

boys. After I graduated, I took a job in Northern California where I met

my wife. During that year, I coached a middle school team, a JV high

a CIF champion my senior year as

I went to UCLA for my undergraduate studies and as a freshman was an

HoW long HAve you Been tHe HeAD coAcH AnD WHAt enticeD you to WAnt to coAcH?

history. They were the national

nAtHAn: I have been the head

AH: I have been the head coach

girls and boys volleyball program at

teaching and I love the game of

ago. I have always loved the sport

most decorated coach in Division 1 champions that year. I started the

Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) when the school opened and am currently the head coach for the girls team.

volleyball. I have fun helping kids improve the technical aspects of

their game. I spend endless hours

breaking down the game and figuring When I stopped playing I had a void in my life. Coaching was the natural

I got a job at TPHS as a counselor

since the school opened nine years and want to always be around it. I

enjoy teaching young people, being

around their energy and challenging them. It’s also great to see the kids

achieve more than they thought was possible.

way to fill that void.

and started working with the girls volleyball team. I worked up to

becoming the head coach of the girls

Club for the last eight years.

coach at TPHS for two years. I like

out ways to beat my opponents.

at Delta Valley Volleyball Club. Then,

coaching club at WAVE Volleyball

~ Ariel Haas

volleyball team under Al Scates – the

undergraduate assistant for the mens

school team, and a 16U club team

volleyball team. I have also been

“Seeing the kids dripping sweat and asking for more is definitely the most rewarding aspect of coaching.”

“The community and school have been an amazing support for me and the team.” ~Brennan Dean

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cAn you proviDe An outlook for your respective HigH scHool girls volleyBAll teAm? BD: TPHS should have a strong

AH: It’s difficult to say what this year

season this year. We graduated a lot

holds. We graduated seven players

forward to finding out who is going to

young contingent of experienced and

of seniors last year however, I look

step up and fill their shoes. We have

some strong returning talent (Rennie, Bueschler and Stephenson) and we have a lot of talent who was on JV who will be coming up.

including four starters. We return a

high level players but it’s difficult to

predict who and how others will fill the roles of those who graduated. We are expected to be good based on our

placement in the new Open Division beginning this year.

Funny Terminology

by John Kessel

ChiCKenwing: A last-ditch way to dig a ball using your elbow and a bent arm. FaCial DisgraCial: A spike that hits the opposing blocker or floor defender in the face. husbanD anD wiFe: When a serve drops untouched between two receivers who fail to move; each thinking the other’s going to get it.

Kong bloCK: A blocker who only uses one arm to block, the other arm hangs either by the side, or on the net, like King Kong swatting at planes from the Empire State Building.

PanCaKe: A one-handed floor defensive technique where the hand is extended and slid along the floor, palm down, and the ball rebounds off the back of the hand, rather than the floor.

waFFle: Missing a spike completely or just off the tips of your fingers.

WHAt is tHe most reWArDing Aspect ABout coAcHing? tHe most cHAllenging? BD: The most rewarding part of

frustrating when a talented volleyball

positive way on a daily basis. We

You know that they could make a

coaching is influencing kids in a

(coaching staff) always talk about the life skills that players learn at WAVE and at TPHS. We aren’t

just teaching volleyball, we want

to make sure these kids are ready

for the world and ready to become

significant contributors to our society.

expectations, except that each athlete

themselves to play outside their

at TPHS there isn’t a spot because

there are other talented players in that position.

AH: Seeing the kids dripping sweat

The most challenging – juggling

only have so many spots and it is

the kids feel comfortable challenging

varsity team at most high schools, but

some will even be in their weddings.

can’t take everyone on the team. We

comfort zone and to make/learn from

encourage mistakes. It is important

and asking for more is definitely the

The most difficult part is when we

AH: Demand perfection and

player is unable to make the team.

We talk about the relationships that

are formed with teammates and how

WHAt is your coAcHing pHilosopHy AnD HoW Do you instill tHAt upon tHe girls? their mistakes. We do not like to set

must perform their best during every contact made.

tell us ABout tHe support you receive from pArents, volunteers AnD tHe community. BD: The community and school have

AH: I have an amazing group

most rewarding aspect of coaching.

been an amazing support for me and

of parents. They provide energy

personalities and finding the best way

that helps run our varsity tournament

of ways. Parents who volunteer

to challenge each individual athlete to play and be their best.

the team. We have a parent group and they do a tremendous job

fundraising so that we can attend the top tournaments in the country.

and encouragement in all sorts in our fundraising efforts have

been incredible. They positively

encourage their children, and they

are passionate about the sport and school.

October | November 2013 • • 41


Ah: During the season we run

varsity volleyball tournaments. We

evenings as a fundraiser. Visit www.

of California’s most prestigious girls will have 32 teams from California

and neighboring states. We host the tournament at Alliant University that

three adult volleyball leagues in the to



learn more.


begins on Friday, Oct. 11.

BD: The club program that I am most

Epic Volleyball Club, Genuine San Diego Volleyball Club has been a part of the community for over 25 years. As they approach their fifth season in the 4S Ranch facility, they continue to teach volleyball skills, teamwork and self-esteem, in the spirit of competition to their participants.

have been involved in the club for the

Volleyball Club are other great clubs



Volleyball Club and San Diego

round training at a high level. The

repetitions and high-quality feedback Epic Volleyball Club is primarily a junior club for boys and girls. The club fields traveling teams that compete in the Southern California region and non-traveling teams for girls that compete only locally. The club also provides training programs, clinics and summer camps. The club operates out of a permanent, state-of-the-art, five-court facility located in Poway.

is unbelievable. On staff we

coaches looking to recruit young


past eight years. Coast Volleyball,

in our area that draw girls from the communities.

WhAT IS ThE BENEfIT Of PLAYING fOR A CLUB TEAM? Bh: The benefit of club is year-

coaching staff at WAVE Volleyball

Ah: Girls will have additional

along with exposure to college

Bh: It is not essential to play club to

in order to compete for your spot on Wave Volleyball is a family-oriented club, with a goal to provide the finest possible volleyball experience to every athlete that is involved in the program – as a player, person and student/athlete. All WAVE teams practice at the Fairgrounds Volleyball Center – the “Big White Tent” located just west of I-5 near the San Diego Fairgrounds. The center was designed strictly for volleyball with ample room around each court, high ceilings and hundreds of volleyballs.

girls who play on varsity for their high

I have always been a big fan of the


have coaches who have played international indoor and beach

volleyball, won Olympic medals

and who have played at amazing

talented athletes. Plus, there is more opportunity to have fun and play the game they truly love.


IS IT ESSENTIAL TO PLAY fOR A CLUB TEAM If YOU PLAY ON ThE hIGh SChOOL TEAM? make the high school team, but most school are playing club.

Ah: No, although it helps. Most of the players on my varsity team play club of some sort. It is almost a necessity

the team. I wish it wasn’t this way as multi-sport athlete who is afforded

the opportunity to play many different sports. Being able to play multiple sports helps to prevent burnout,

keeps girls physically healthy and provides a lot of fun experiences.


to have players new to the sport entering high school play on our

novice team. Previous experience helps but is not required.

42 • • October | November 2013 Genuine Volleyball club is located in Carlsbad. They offer elite indoor volleyball training opportunities 12 months a year incorporating sports specific training, and globally certified instruction with a very dedicated and qualified staff.

COAST VOLLEYBALL CLUB COAST Volleyball Club is a program that brings together teachers of fantastic origins with one common interest, to serve kids. The club offers elite, regional and local programs in Sorrento, Inland North County, Chula Vista, Solana Beach, La Jolla and Point Loma.


Ah: Usually between the ages of 10

volleyball as early as third grade.

and 13. The draw to the sport is the

around fifth or sixth grade. The draw

fast-paced exciting sport with a lot of

We see most players starting

to the sport is the fun and fast-

paced environment. The thing I love

opportunity to play on a team in a game time opportunities.

about volleyball is you can play a

game with four people, six people, eight people, etc.


encourage the girls to always push

themselves physically to get better.


athletes coming out of CCA every


on the USA Volleyball Junior National

has become a hotbed of volleyball

Ah: Tons. Last year from CCA we

had four graduates move on to play at four-year schools. We have collegiate

year. Two years ago we had a player Team and on the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Volleyball Team (only 12

players from across the country make the team).


another two to three years it will be.

door for sand volleyball to become a

the county that competed in the

spiked interest, but it has opened the larger draw through the clubs. Last year we attempted to start sand

volleyball as a high school sport. It is

not a CIF sport yet but we envision in

CCA was one of eight teams around inaugural season of San Diego sand volleyball in high school. We have

BD: I am married to Kristen Dean

of course, I have to mention my world renowned dog, Wallie.

BD: I love to read motivational,

management and leadership books.

three sand courts on campus so it

made fielding a team much easier.

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR fAMILY. who supports me like no other and,


Ah: My wife Kelly and I have

two children – son, Campbell (5), daughter Genevieve (1 ½ ).

Ah: I enjoy playing and

coaching volleyball, photography,

entrepreneurship, playing with my kids, traveling and gardening.


community that gave me so much.

Ah: Everybody is so kind and

generous. They are passionate

about their kids and encouraging the success of their children. They are

athletic and find sports, especially for our youth, to be important. ¢

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Dan Conway & Associates Strive to Meet and Exceed Client Expectations by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Tyler McElhaney


or Dan Conway, making a career where he was a star player for the Eagles football change to real estate was an easy team. His experience playing collegiate ball decision. “My family has been in propelled him into a career as a professional the real estate business for over 50 football player with the Buffalo Bills in the National years, so it seemed like a natural Football League. After an eye injury ended his progression,” said Dan. After a successful football career, Dan made the move to San teaching and coaching career, and a strong Diego, where he eventually found his way into the association to 92130 (his wife, Pattie, was a real estate business and hence Dan Conway & realtor in the area for over 20 years) Dan started Associates was born. working as a realtor in Carmel Valley in 2004. A So, what can one expect from Dan Conway lot has changed since his first days at work – for & Associates? “We have been connecting sellers one thing, he has received numerous accolades in the industry for being, amongst other things, a consistent Name of Business: Dan Conway & Associates, Inc. top agent. However, there is Name of Owner: Dan Conway one thing that has remained Years in Position: 9 the same from the start; and Year of Establishment: 2004 that’s Dan’s unwavering Address: 3860 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 409, 92130 commitment to providing Website: quality service to his clients. Born and raised Email Contact: in Massachusetts, Dan Phone: 858-243-5278; 858-243-0873 attended Boston College for Description of Business: A full-service real estate agency his undergraduate degree,

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:::: in our own backyard



Free Flight Brings a Taste of the Exotic to Del Mar


by Susan Shen

ooking for a unique, local and feathery experience? Best bets are that you’ll find it at Free Flight, a non-profit organization that specializes in the rehabilitation of exotic birds. It was founded by veterinarian Dr. Stonebreaker, who had in mind a beneficial and educational facility that would be open to the public for a day of avian enjoyment. photos courtesy of Free Flight

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2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd.

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Free Flight's mission is to maintain a

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ince the inception of Free Flight, the sanctuary has expanded into a full-fledged non-profit organization, bent on continuing the mission of its former benefactor. It has succeeded admirably, sprouting out various programs that cater to individuals of all ages. For instance, its outreach program reaches out to schools, animal shelters, senior centers and community events. As a result, Free Flight has charmed adults and entranced children. “Kids love interacting with the birds; getting the chance to feed, pet or hold an exotic bird create memories that last a lifetime,” explained Sarah Booher, a Free Flight representative. Besides the on-site activities, Free Flight provides a Junior Docent program, which teaches kids ages 12 to 18 about birds and how to volunteer. But kids are not the only volunteers – adults are also encouraged to help out by cleaning the facility, helping at fundraisers and promoting Free Flight. A visit to Free Flight merits a good look at the koi pond – stocked with slightly whiskered fish in bright shades – and the main attraction, the stunningly gorgeous birds. Besides being able to interact with these squawking residents, visitors may also learn of their colorful background. “All the birds here have their own unique and interesting story,” shared Sarah. The facility on site continuously seeks ways to keep the birds healthy and thriving in the Free Flight environment. Perhaps your visit to Free Flight will inspire you to house one of these feathery bundles of joy at home. Those who are interested in adopting a bird can fill out an application and meet the adoptable birds; upon being accessed, the applicant will be matched to a bird and hopefully, a lasting bond will be formed. However, those who are simply searching for refreshingly educational and fun adventure can be guaranteed one at Free Flight. Bring a few dollars and an open mind, and be prepared for a “flying” fascination like no other! 

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Elite Pediatric Dentistry Helps Children and Their Parents Feel Good About Going to the Dentist by Jennifer Frakes | photos by Michael Bielecki


lite Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Femme practice so that I can provide the best care I can to Dr. Ambrosio has worked in various pediatric Ambrosio and her staff strive to create all of my families. I never want a parent or child to dental offices throughout the country and learned a a positive experience for every patient, feel overlooked or rushed,” related Dr. Ambrosio. great deal from each experience. When she decided every day. “We are a small boutique Parents are welcome in the treatment rooms, all of to open her own practice, she sought to hire not practice and are focused on each family’s needs. which are private and not in an open setting with only people who had knowledge and the skill set, We encourage open communication and take time other families. The office is an esthetically modern but also had the personality and determination to to explain prevention plans, treatment and procedure environment that is inviting to children of all ages as provide the best care to patients. “From the moment options and finances,” described Dr. Ambrosio, Board well as parents. a parent calls to schedule an appointment to the Certified Pediatric Dentist. Elite Pediatric Dentistry For Dr. Ambrosio and her staff, staying up-totime a family walks out the door, they are treated provides comprehensive dental care to children of all date on technology is a vital part of assessing and with care,” said Dr. Ambrosio. ages, from infants to young adults, as well as children delivering complete oral health. The office has childDr. Ambrosio is a native San Diegan and a with special health care needs. size digital x-ray equipment that decreases radiation mother, both of which she feels serve her well in According to Dr. Ambrosio, having a boutique, exposure, as well as a computer-controlled tooth her practice. “As a mother, I understand the needs or small-scale, practice allows her to spend the time anesthesia device that increases patient comfort. of families. I want parents to be happy with the necessary to ensure that children and parents have A children’s reception area with books and games, quality of care that their children are receiving. Many a positive experience and receive the best possible overhead flat-screen monitors and a prize wheel of my patients are the children of people who I’ve care. She understands that each child is unique allow for a fun experience for the child. known since childhood. I am thankful to the parents, and must be treated as such, which is an important It is the friendly and compassionate staff at Elite friends, colleagues and old classmates who put their aspect of a child’s overall health. “Our patient and Pediatric Dentistry that truly sets the practice apart trust in me,” related Dr. Ambrosio. ¢ caring staff understands that it is important to get to know each child individually and time must be spent with both them and their family during Name of Business: Elite Pediatric Dentistry each visit. The goal is to establish Owner/Manager: Dr. Femme Ambrosio a trusting relationship that leads to Years in Position: 5 years easier dental visits and better oral Year of Establishment: 1 year health,” explained Dr. Ambrosio. Address: 16918 Dove Canyon Rd., Suite 204, San Diego, CA 92127 Located in the new 4S Health Website: Center on Dove Canyon Road, Email contact: a significant aspect of creating Phone: (858) 451-5400 a welcoming environment is the Description: Elite Pediatric Dentistry is a boutique practice lay-out of the office space. “A lot of focused on providing personalized, quality care in a supportive, informative and thought was put into the planning nurturing environment. of the practice. I wanted a small


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:::: community volunteers

Supporting Education Meet the Carmel Valley 5K Volunteer Committee by amy lehrer | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography


hanks to a bunch of dedicated volunteers (and then some), Carmel Valley will have its second 5K race this January.

School Ambassador Kim Martini is passionate about promoting wellness via an active lifestyle. She shared, “We are confident that we will deliver an amazing race event that will be a positive experience for everyone.” Volunteer Coordinator Rachelle Fischer volunteered to get more involved in her community and meet other parents. She encouraged, “Those who have family members racing can volunteer and watch the race by volunteering on the course or at the start/finish line. Please go to and click on the volunteer tab.” School Publicity Chair Michele Lesher volunteered because Carmel Valley needed an organized run. She encourages sports teams to sign up and run together. She suggested, “If you’re interested in being an ‘insider’ at your school or club and can help us promote this event, let us know.” Race Day Fundraiser and Accountant Penny Tom is eager to raise more money this year than last year. Registration Volunteer Bill Delano emphasizes this race is an excellent opportunity to meet other runners in the community and support a worthwhile cause. Medical Team Co-Coordinator Stephen Ronco, D.C. volunteered to support his community and promote fitness. He assured, “Be confident we have taken precautions to provide a safe, fun environment.”

Post Party Co-Lead Tracy Jackel thinks this race is a great opportunity for the community to support children and schools. She suggested, “If you have a business and would like to purchase a booth, please let us know. It is great marketing for your business!” Post-Race Expo Coordinator Stacy Modugno thinks fitness is a fantastic way to bring the community together. She loves witnessing beaming race day faces that reveal pride and a sense of accomplishment. Sponsorship Coordinator Amy Gibson is volunteering again this year because she loves the committee members’ positive energy. She’s looking forward to seeing the “big check” amount for DMSEF. Race Day Organizer Jeff Polizzotto looks forward to raising funds for DMSEF schools and feeling the energy on race day. Marketing and Publicity Lead Lillian McGillivray feels this race is an exciting way to introduce health and fitness to everyone. Fun Run Lead Megan Yu designed a new course that will allow the entire family to participate, strollers and all. Awards/Auction Coordinator Mimi Extance volunteered to help schools and her community and is proud to be part of this event.

The Kaiser Permanente Carmel Valley 5K and Fun Run is on Jan. 25 and registration is now open. Based on hearing how things are going from the lead volunteers, this race is sure to be fun for people of all ages. Last year's success of raising over $38K for the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation had these dedicated community members lining up to volunteer their time this year. They would love to see you at the starting line. Visit to learn more.

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f your only exposure to marching bands is a high school football game, then you owe it to yourself to experience the 36th Annual Mt. Carmel Tournament of Bands. Over 30 bands from all over Southern California come to compete in a real ‘Battle of the Bands’ showdown. Paseo Montalbon will be the site of the parade competition, which begins at noon on Oct. 26 and is free to the public. Several of the bands competing in the parade competition have been seen marching in the Rose Parade in years past. The Field Competition runs all day in the Mt. Carmel High School stadium, starting at 8 a.m. with the largest band competing in the evening. High schools that have already signed up to compete this year include: Arcadia (over 400 band members), Carlsbad, El Camino Real, Escondido, La Costa Canyon, Otay Mesa, Ramona, Temecula Valley, Torrey Pines, all of the Poway Unified

School District high schools, and many more. The bands perform intricate marching in full regalia while playing amazing music in what has become the biggest band tournament in San Diego. Color guards perform with the bands and add to the pageantry with flags, swords, rifles and special effects. Awards are given in many categories to include music, parade, auxiliary and more. Mt. Carmel’s Tournament of Bands is so highly regarded that the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association has chosen them to host the Marching Band Finals competition on Nov. 23. Tickets can be pre-ordered for $9 or are $10 at the gate. This year, premium reserved seating tickets in the 50-yard section will also be available for $15. Food vendors and food trucks will be on hand with their offerings. Visit to purchase tickets and for more information.¢

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To Be... Not to Be

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enicillin is the most commonly reported medication allergy, and is self-reported by about 5 to 10 percent of patients. However, according to Dr Kusum Sharma, Director, Allergy & Asthma Clinics at AKANE Institute of Allergy, Asthma & Sleep Medicine, most of these patients are not truly penicillin allergic. In large-scale studies of penicillin skin testing, approximately 85 to 90 percent of these individuals are found not to have positive skin tests and are able to tolerate penicillins. Nine out of ten people who believe they are allergic can take penicillin without a problem, either because they were never truly allergic or because their allergy to penicillin has resolved over time. People who have a remote history of allergic reaction to a medication may become less allergic as time passes. The good news is that recently FDA has approved Pre-Pen so allergists can now offer skin testing for penicillin. This is covered by most insurance companies. Testing usually takes about one hour to complete. The skin is pricked and injected with Pre-Pen and observed for a reaction. A positive skin reaction is an itchy, red bump that lasts about half an hour and then resolves.

A positive test indicates that the person is truly allergic and should continue to avoid penicillins. If the patient completes the skin testing without a positive reaction, a single oral dose of full strength penicillin is commonly given to confirm that the patient does not have an allergy to the medication. Dr Kusum Sharma then notifies the 9 out of 10 patients’ other treating doctors so they can remove the penicillin allergy people who believe label from their medical charts. they are allergic According to Dr Sharma, there are many advantages of removing the can take penicillin penicillin allergy label: without a problem.” • Millions of people are incorrectly ~Dr. Kusum Sharma, labeled as penicillin allergic Akane Institute for some “non-allergic adverse

reaction.” • Doctors can have the freedom to choose any antibiotic • Using Penicillins allows to reduce cost as co-pay for these antibiotics is usually lower. • Penicillins are still considered very effective and less toxic than most other antibiotics. • The use of narrow spectrum antibiotics like most Penicillins rather than other broad spectrum antibiotics helps prevent emergence of multi-drug resistance organisms. So as Dr. Sharma puts it, for many of us the choice is ours: To be or not to be...Penicillin allergic! ¢

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

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Serving Individual

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stablished in 1922 to offer clients its investors and its quality-oriented, long-term the convenience and personalized investment philosophy. service of local professionals Since Edward Jones Investments remains with the strength and resources a privately-owned company, it has the ability of a national firm, Edward Jones to maintain a personal, family approach. This Investments has been extremely successful. The approach begins with a face-to-face meeting Edward Jones advisors who serve the nearly with a respective financial advisor. Edward Jones seven million investors from more offices than believes that it’s about getting to know each client any other investment firm in America are the and what they would like to achieve. The client’s happiest nationwide. For many years Edward interests always come first, which seems to be Jones Investments has been ranked one of the why Edward Jones only serves individual investors best companies to work for by FORTUNE Magazine. Additionally, Edward Jones Name of Business: Edward Jones Investments Investments ranked highest Name of Financial Advisor: Diane Huckabee in overall satisfaction among Website: employee advisor firms, Email Contact: with a score of 907, in the Phone: 858-794-7399 proprietary J.D. Power and Description of Business: Financial solutions for retirees Associates 2013 Financial and pre-retirees. Advisor Satisfaction Years in Position: 13 StudySM. Edward Jones Year of Establishment: 2009 Investments credits its Address: 12760 High Bluff Drive, Suite 320, 92130 company’s success to its personal approach to

from community offices. Each serious investor will work with one financial advisor and one branch office administrator. Clients will not be calling an 800 number for advice. Rather, investors will talk to someone who knows their specific situation and what they are working toward. In this way, advisors develop trusted personal relationships with their clients to enable them to deliver tailored financial advice, guidance and service. Behind the scenes, however, thousands of people and advanced technology support each local office so that this level of personal support can be delivered. In addition to serving individual investors, advisors donate, walk, ride, run or sponsor others to support their communities via eight charitable causes like the United Way. Those willing to follow a disciplined strategy to achieve their financial goals and those who want to discuss their long-term financial goals with a CFP® committed to serving personal investors, should contact Diane Huckabee, the local Edward Jones Investments advisor. 

Edward Jones Investments credits its company’s success to its personal approach to its investors and its quality-oriented, long-term investment philosophy.


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Inaugural Charity Event to Benefit Local Students in Need of College Assistance


armel Valley resident and local high school teacher Staci Ortiz-Davis won the title of Mrs. California International 2014 in August. As California’s representative, she will champion her passion of education throughout the year, as well as expand the scholarship foundation she created last year. “My 98-year-old grandmother, Josie Pearl, died in 2011. A depression-era child, she was forced to drop out of school and work the family farm to make ends meet. For her, education was a privilege, not a right. We want to ensure students today don’t suffer the same fate,” explained Staci. Last year, the Josie Pearl Memorial Scholarship awarded $3,000 to a Torrey Pines High School student who is now attending Johnson and Wales University in Florida. This year, as Mrs. California International, Staci’s goal is to expand the scholarship statewide, raising $10,000 and awarding more than one scholarship. Supporters, sponsors and the public will join together at the upcoming Josie Pearl Memorial Scholarship Charity Event for hor d’oeuvres, wine, craft beer, live music and auction items.¢


Josie Pearl Memorial Scholarship Event Date: Time: Location:

Saturday, Oct. 5 5-9 p.m. Sunroad Resort Marina, 955 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 $40 before Oct. 4; $50 at the door Tickets: Description: Sample local restaurants, sip wine and spirits, dance to live music and bid on auction items, all to help send local high school students to college. Staci Ortiz-Davis Contact: Email: Facebook: Josie Pearl Memorial Scholarship Tickets:

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Will There be Another Buying Frenzy in 2013? 2013

has seen a remarkable increase in homes sold in 92130 and many seller’s jumped on the bandwagon. Houses in Carmel Valley were listed and sold, in just a few days, at list price and in many cases over list price with multiple offers. We were thrilled for our clients and our selling strategies made us look brilliant. We clearly were in a seller’s market and everyone was happy. A seller’s market is where houses are in demand and inventory is low. This occurs when there are not enough homes to satisfy the number of buyers in the market. As a result, sellers increase their asking prices and the buyers are willing to pay more due to limited options. However, in the last few weeks we’ve seen a market shift – a shift towards the buyer’s market. Homes are currently staying on the market (MLS) for a longer period of time. Why? There were a larger number of homes available after the spring and summer buying blitz. Also, buyers are becoming more selective and want to ensure that the properties they are buying are worth their value and the homes are in pristine shape.

This shift has stunned many sellers having them question what happened to the multiple offers. The fall of 2013 should see sellers and buyers connecting once again. Why? Why not. If a seller is willing to sell and a buyer is willing to buy, let’s make a deal. It’s all about supply and demand. There’s plenty of inventory (supply), and there are still plenty of buyers (demand). We should see another buying frenzy since prices have stabilized and interest rates are still low. Sellers who are eager to move and have reduced their asking price, many times over a period of months, may be more willing to accept an offer they previously would not have entertained. Sellers have earned the right to see offers – Make one! ¢

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carmel valley branch library

Library Hours: Monday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Tuesday & Wednesday: 12:30 – 8 p.m. Thursday & Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m | Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Sunday: Closed Note: Book drop off is open at all times

mondays Bridge Club (ages 16 – adult) 1 – 3 p.m. Chess Club 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (all ages)

tuesdays Afternoon Story time 4 – 4:30 p.m.. K- 8th GRADE TUTORING 5 – 7 p.m.

wednesdays Silver Age Yoga for Seniors Bring your own exercise mat 1 – 2 p.m.

Fridays Infant/Toddler Story Time 10 – 10:30 a.m. Preschool Story Time 11 – 11:30 a.m.

saturdays Tutoring for K – 6th Graders 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

events Oct. 2 Child/Parent Book Club (grades 4 – 6) Featuring The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3, 17; Nov. 7, 21 Game On! (ages 11 – 18) Video and board games 3 – 4 p.m.

3919 Townsgate Drive San Diego, CA 92130 858-552-1668 | The Carmel Valley Library is a branch of the San Diego Public Library.

Oct. 4, 18; Nov. 1, 15 Lego Builder Club (ages 6 – 12) 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 Parenting Seminar With professional speaker Hilde Gross 12:30 – 2 p.m. Reserve your space by contacting 619-379-7646 or Oct. 8 Men’s and Women’s Book Club Featuring Caleb’s Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Oct. 9 Family Music Featuring Early Music Ensemble, Au Musizieren: Motets and Madrigals from the German Renaissance 7 – 7:45 p.m. Oct. 9, 23; Nov. 13, 27 Craft Time for Pre-K – 6th Graders 4 – 5 p.m. Oct. 10, 24; Nov. 14 Scientists and Engineers of Tomorrow (grades K – 6) Fun with science/math games and building projects 4 – 5 p.m. Oct. 11, 25; Nov. 8, 22 Arts & Crafts for K – 6th Graders 3 – 5 p.m. Oct. 12 Kaplan SAT/ACT Practice Test Bring #2 pencils and calculator; return on Oct. 22 from 6 – 7 p.m. to review your results and learn ways to improve your score 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Visit to register Oct. 14 Sign 4 Baby Story Time Learn signs through favorite stories, nursery rhymes and music 1:30 – 2 p.m.

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Oct. 16 Hebrew Circletime For preschool children who speak or want to speak modern Hebrew 3 – 4 p.m. Oct. 23 Teen Book Club (grades 7 – 12) 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Family Music Featuring the Scott Roberts Trio (Scott Roberts, Michael Carlson, Max Vinetz) 7 – 7:45 p.m. Oct. 29 Medicare Program With Lauren Altman, an independent, licensed insurance agent to help assist with your questions about Medicare 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Call Lauren at 858-217-6137 to register Oct. 30 Spooktacular Halloween Safety Magic Show 4 – 5 p.m. Nov. 2 Be Prepared to Care for Your Aging Parent Hoover/Luster, Wealth Management Group 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Nov. 5 Men’s and Women’s Book Club Featuring Neuromancer, by William Gibson 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Nov. 6 Child/Parent Book Club (grades 4 – 6) Featuring Stormbreaker, by Anthony Horowitz 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Nov. 20 Hebrew Circletime For preschool children who speak or want to speak Modern Hebrew 3 – 4 p.m. Nov. 27 Teen Book Club (grades 7 – 12) 6:30 – 8 p.m.

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