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Clairemont Times Serving Clairemont, Bay Park, Linda Vista & Kearny Mesa


News of the Neighborhoods




Few Things Remain the Same as They Were 60 Years Ago by Ken Cicalo


Massage Envy Spa at Clairemont Town Square Hosting Annual Salvation Army Toy Drive

ESCAPe! With Friends of Tecolote Canyon

Helping families in need this holiday season

So much of what happens in our lives today was only the stuff of comic books and science fiction in the 1950s. Cell phones, microwaves, personal computers and flat screen televisions were not even dreamed of in those days.

And certainly not much in Clairemont is as it was 60 years ago. Our neighborhoods were just a few years old, but growing rapidly.There was no Clairemont Square, and San Diegans were just learning about how to incorporate retail and shopping into a suburban community.There are almost no stores or businesses still operating in Clairemont from that time. One thing that is the same, however, is Clairemont Hilltoppers Little League. When the first game was played in 1957, no one could have known of the legacy that was being started. In the six decades since, thousands and thousands

Massage Envy Spa in Clairemont, in partnership with The Salvation Army, will be helping struggling San Diego families this holiday season by hosting a toy drive along with each of its 27 Massage Envy Spa locations throughout San Diego County. Each year, The Salvation Army works with Massage Envy Spa to make holiday magic happen. By inviting local businesses, schools, churches, clubs and all other community organizations to host the toy drive, they are able to increase the collection of toys for children of all ages. “Massage Envy Spa is excited to be the first business to pay it forward and step up to the challenge,” explains Dennis Conklin, Regional Developer.“Massage Envy sees approximately 40,000 customers each month across each of the 27 open San Diego locations. We are hoping to make a huge difference in the lives of many this holiday season.” Each year, the need for toys grow as parents work several jobs to pay rent and provide food, often not having anything left over for special gifts for their children. Last year alone, The Salvation Army provided 35,400 toys (in addition to stocking stuffers) for 15,000 local children. The Salvation Army’s goal for 2015 is to provide 44,000 toys to 19,000 children countywide. The Massage Envy Spa toy drive is one way to help

The non-profit organization, Friends of Tecolote Canyon (FOTC), has made it their mission since the 1970’s to establish and nurture the connection between children and nature in Tecolote Canyon. In today’s world of technology, FOTC is making an effort to keep children in touch with nature through our outdoor education program, ESCAPe! (Environmental Stewards Canyon Program). Funded by grants and donations, ESCAPe! is staffed by a team of trained naturalists who share their knowledge while encouraging students’ natural curiosity through canyon walks and hands on outdoor learning experiences. Student responses such as,“It smells so good in the canyon” or “Wow, this is incredible-this is real-not like in a video game!” energize our efforts to influence the next generation. In the 2014-2015 school year, ESCAPe! led over 500 children from nine schools on trails

SEE 60 Years Ago, page 17

SEE Toy Drive, page 4

SEE ESCAPe!, page 13

Image from the 6th Opening Day, 1963 Clairemont Hilltoppers Little League Photo Courtesy of CHLL

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From the Publisher By Chris O’Connell

First off, let me start with Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, here’s hoping 2016 will bring joy and good health to all, may 2016 be the best year yet! I am not one for looking back, but rather looking forward. However, 2015 was a great year. I met many new people in the neighborhoods, forged more lifelong friendships through this little paper and the newspaper continues to grow. I have said it time and time again many people have a part in the publishing of The Clairemont Times each month. Thank you to all who participate, contribute, read and advertise in the paper without the help of many this paper would not be possible. I want to congratulate my good pal Bill Swank he of the monthly column “Squaremont”. When he inquired over a year ago about the possibility of writing for the paper I had no idea what was in store. Well, recently Swanky was awarded an Excellence in Journalism Award from the San Diego Press Club for a piece he wrote in this paper “Clairemont, 1954”. His piece was awarded in the Non-Daily newspaper: History category. Thank you Bill, you are a good man, a good friend and a hard worker. The Holidays are upon us and I have a couple shopping tips one Shop Local!


Throughout this paper there are many hard working small business owners who depend upon you the reader to stop at their store or restaurant or to call their business for service. Tell them you found them in the CT! If you are looking for a unique gift to show off your Clairemont pride, Chris Bonner of CLMT ROOTS Apparel informed me the Clairemont Surf Shop at 6393 Balboa is stocked with his logoed t shirts, sweatshirts, hats & stickers for the holidays. Some of What is In This Edition There is some great information in this edition. The Chowhound (p12) shared a family recipe that will be on our holiday table this year for sure. If you are into Christmas Lights there is a story (p8) with a long history in the Clairemont neighborhood. For all you Linda Vistans there is a community event on (p15) and also one of Linda Vista’s longtime ambassadors was recently recognized (p10). The above just scratches the surface enjoy the pages ahead. If there is anything you would like to see in the paper as we enter 2016 or you want to be a part of the team or you are a business owner who wants to advertise contact me (858) 752-9779 or chris@ClairemontTimes.com


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Chapman Chatter The following conditions are frequently asked by Buyers: Question (Q): When a home is sold in “as is condition” does the Buyer have the right to ask for repairs? Answer (A): The Buyer has the right to make a request for repairs, however the Seller has the options to say no repairs, agree to perform some of the repairs or agree to do all the requested repairs. Q: Should a physical inspection be performed on the home after the offer is accepted by all parties? A: A physical inspection is not required by law and must be requested in the contract, however, it is strongly recommended by Real

Toy Drive Continued from page 1

The Salvation Army accomplish that goal. “Each year, we struggle to collect enough toys to meet the needs. We are reaching out to community partners to help this growing need and are thrilled to have Massage Envy Spa pave the way for other businesses looking for a way to contribute to


Estate professionals. A physical inspection performed by a Licensed Home Inspector will advise the Buyer of details overlooked when shopping for the home. Q: Is a termite inspection and clearance required in the contract when purchasing a home? A: No, the termite inspection and clearance must be requested by the Buyer in the contract. The termite clearance may be required by a Lender in order to grant a loan to the Buyer. The Seller has the option of agreeing or disagreeing to do the termite inspection and work. When you have more questions regarding buying or selling a home, please contact the Chapman Team at (619) 208-9430 Bobbie or (858) 344-3358 Diana. their community this holiday season,” says Major Lee Lescano, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army. Massage Envy Spa locations will be a drop-off site for new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages through Dec. 16. Clairemont Massage Envy is located in the Clairemont Town Square - 4911 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117 (858) 222-8890

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Clairemont Womens Club by Marge Weber

The holiday season is upon us. Our December meeting will be a luncheon for members in Mission Valley. For the 10th year we will be making Christmas Card Trees by recycling old cards. We hope to recycle our 4000th card this season. The trees bring holiday cheer to Meals on Wheels trays. We also recently delivered 413 “Box Tops for Education” to Cadman Elementary School here in Clairemont. At our luncheon, we will pass ‘the stocking’ for donations for the Storefront, a service for homeless youths. We are also collecting groceries to give to give to needy families for their holiday dinners. Wondering what to give to friends and family? May we suggest tickets to our LUNCH AND LAUGHTER fundraiser for the Warrior Foundation - Freedom

Station here in San Diego (see the above insert) It will be Saturday, March 5 from 11 to 3 pm at the Greek Comedy Palace on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard... a delicious buffet lunch and 3 comedians to brighten the doldrums of winter. Tickets are $40 contact Marge Weber at 858 274 8848. Start the year off by visiting us at the Balboa Community Church at 6555 Balboa Ave. on January 6th. Please park around the corner on Mt.Albertine in the church parking lot. Refreshments will be served. Meetings start at 1 p.m. The program will be announced in the January issue of The Clairemont Times. As the year draws to a close we wish all a Happy New Year, not only for ourselves, but for our community, country and world. For more information about CWC, visit our website at www.clairemontwomansclub.com or “like” us on Facebook. You may also call Jackie at (858) 273-7664 or Evelyn at (858) 279-4367 Contact us or attend a meeting to learn more.


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CLAIREMONT BRANCH 2920 BURGENER BLVD., 92110 (858) 581-9935 SPECIAL EVENTS Adult Book Club 12/2 6:00 pm Will discuss Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese Tales for Tails! 12/5 10:30am Volunteers from the San Diego Humane Society’s Pet-Assisted Therapy program help children improve their reading skills by reading to animals in a fun and relaxing environment. The animals may include guinea pigs, rabbits, rats, and sometimes dogs and cats. Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop 12/15 4pm You’ll be decorating your very own Gingerbread House with yummy candy! Appropriate for Children 3 years and up with the help of an adult. Registration required, All participants are requested to bring in an unopened bag of candy. Limited space available. We welcome Courtly Noyse 12/16 6pm Established in 2003, Courtly Noyse is a lively mix of personalities who blend humor, imagination and versatility in the performance of Renaissance music. Using traditional instruments and song, their goal is to be true “Renaissance men” Family Movie Night 12/22 6pm Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco in this Pixar adventure. Call us for title at 858-581-9935. RECURRING EVENTS Tuesdays: Homework Help 6:30 pm The library offers free for students in grades K-12. Homework coaches are volunteers and no sign-up is required. Art Class for Children 12/2 4pm The class is led by Robert Gulli. For ages 6-12 Thursdays: Craft Time for Children 4pm The library offers a free and their families with our Youth Services Librarian, Karina.

On the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, at 10:30am The library presents “BabySign Storytime”, a storytime with sign language for children ages Birth-4 and their caregivers, with storyteller and sign language instructor Jennifer Duncan. On the 2nd, 4th and 5th Thursday of each month, at 10:30 am The library presents Song & Movement Storytime with our Youth Services Librarian, Karina. Friday: Preschool Storytime 10:30am The library hosts with Miss Fran.

Scrabble, Rummikube and of course playing cards. Come bring a friend and enjoy playing games at the library. First 2 Thursdays of the month. Paws to Read is back! 12/8 6pm Tuesday Therapy dogs provide a positive environment for children to practice reading. Come and enjoy reading to our sweet therapy dogs provided by Love on a Leash. They love to listen to your stories. K-5th grade Children’s Book Discussion 12/18 3:45-4:45 Come and enjoy a lively book discussion. We will be discussing, The Real Thief by William Steig, a captivating story that brings to life an endearing set of animal characters with some extremely human foibles. Sign up begins December 4, 2015. Sign up and pick up a copy of the book to read and keep! For 3rd-6th graders RECURRING EVENTS

BALBOA BRANCH 4255 MT. ABERNATHY AVE., 92117 (858) 573-1390 SPECIAL EVENTS Happy Holidays to all our patrons. Thank you for visiting us as often as you do. We wish you all the best in the New Year! Love the Balboa Library Staff. Candy Cane Guess Visit the library during the month of December and fill out a raffle form with your best guess. Winner will be announced December 22nd . Good Luck! NEW PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS/ADULTS Stitching with Seniors/Adults 12/1 & 12/8 1:30-3 Bring your knitting, crocheting and other stitching projects. Share ideas and helpful hints with fellow seniors in a relaxed setting. Instruction may be available. First 2 Tuesdays of the month. Games in the Afternoon for Seniors/Adults 12/3 & 12/10 Noon-3pm We will supply the games...Chess,

Chair Yoga for Adults 12/7 & 12/14 11:15-12 Join us for this relaxing fitness program presented by Lois Schenker. Come and bring a friend. First two Mondays of the month. Mondays: Lego Club 4-5pm We supply the Legos you supply the imagination. Can you create a Lego gingerbread house, a snowman or a reindeer? Wednesdays Chapter Book Storytime with Ms. Terri 12/2,12/9 & 12/16 6-7pm Ms. Terri will read terrific chapter books to children. For K-2nd grade Story Craft with Ms. Remi 12/3 10am Miss Remi uses sign-language to enhance the reading of well-loved children’s picture books and includes sing-a-longs and bubbles too! Birth-5y/o with Parent/Caregiver Wee Reads 12/4 & 12/11 10:30am Baby and toddler storytime. Come and enjoy stories, music and rhymes. Birth-5y/o with Parent/Caregiver Drop in & Play 12/18 10:30am

Enjoy a relaxed and informal playtime for you and your child with music and toys while getting to know other families in our community. Birth – 5y/o with Parent/Caregiver Saturdays: Kids Krafternoon 12/5, 12/12 & 12/19 1-2 pm Create a fun craft at your library.

NORTH CLAIREMONT BRANCH 4616 CLAIREMONT DRIVE, 92117 (858) 581-9931 SPECIAL EVENTS Do Your Homework @the Library is offering help with assignments. Students in grades K-8 can stop by and receive assistance.Hours are Mon & Thur 3pm-6pm Tue & Wed 3-7pm December Holiday Concert 12/1 6:30pm Book Discussion 12/2 6:30pm “Shadow of the Wind” Gingerbread House Workshop 12/12 Noon Scrabble Night 12/8 5-8pm Hopscotch Storytime Saturday 10:30am 12/12 RECURRING EVENTS Mondays:Sign-A-Story Circle Time 10 am Join us for a fun performance that combines American Sign Language with songs, stories,and engaging toys and props! All ages. Tuesdays: Rhythm & Rhyme for Tots 11:45am Tuesdays: Kids Crafternoons 4pm Wednesdays:Chair Yoga 11:45 am Fridays: Toddler & Preschool Storytime Class 10:30am

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8 • The Clairemont Times • December 2015 that his parents took him to Balboa Park and Candy Cane Lane in Chula Vista Squaremont during the holidays. Don decided his new neighborhood should decorate for By Bill Swank the season. The first year, he walked from house to house with his young son putting flyers in mailboxes.The response was favorable. He made new flyers for the next few years, but nobody knew who he was. In Don’s words,“Everything grew from there and it just took off.” One of his favorite stories involves a young man who regularly visited Lana Lane at Christmastime with his girlfriend.The suitor wanted to propose marriage and enlisted Don’s help.The swain made a low wattage “Will You Marry Me?” sign, but Don felt it needed I carried a large, black garbage bag more lights. into Fairlane Cleaners on Clairemont Days later, when the couple Mesa Boulevard and the proprietor, approached the Park residence, the Sarah Na, laughed. She asked,“Is it young romantic noticed a disconnected already that time of year again? How cord on the ground. His girlfriend long have you been bringing your Santa cautioned him not to touch anything. He suit to me?” plugged the ends together and even he This will be my 14th year wearing was surprised when a very bright sign the red wool ensemble at the Organ lit up to ask:“Will you marry me?”The Pavilion in Balboa Park. couple may have Sarah and Santa agree returned one or two ... time flies when years and then they you’re having fun. disappeared. Pulling away from Nowadays, it pleases the Fairlane parking lot, him when people I made a few quick approach and introduce turns to visit a their children.They neighborhood that will relate how their parents soon transform into a brought them to see the spectacular display of lights when they were Christmas lights. For young. He loves visiting almost 40 years, with seniors in approximately 40 wheelchairs, children in homes on Jamar Drive, strollers and families out Jamar Court, Lana Lane for a walk. He dressed and Lana Drive have as Santa Claus for a few decorated for the years, but apparently Don Park as Santa (photo by holiday season. Every was uncomfortable as Donna Park) year, this semi-circular the center of attention. route off Mt Abernathy Don estimates that Drive behind Madison High School is half the original owners still live on consistently rated as one of the best Jamar and Lana. His wife, Donna, added, Christmas displays in San Diego County. “People have been known to buy homes Only one problem: It doesn’t have a in our neighborhood to be part of the name. Christmas decorations.” The founder is Don Park, a modest Don was recently diagnosed with man, who started the tradition in 1977. cancer and has begun radiation The development was new and he treatment. His wife, sons and neighbors wanted to do something special for will help with the decorations this year. Clairemont. He remembered as a boy, Praise and recognition embarrass Don

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www.clairemonttimes.com connecting Lana Drive has a good sense of humor.“You can tell when the San Diego Gas and Electric bills come, because that’s the night the lights go out.” Norma Amante’s face beams when she talks about her neighborhood.“We celebrated Christmas in the Philippines when I was a little girl, but nothing like they do on this street.We moved here in Santa and Reindeer flying over Lane Lane 1977 and began decorating in 1978.We (photo by Darrell Park) have Santa and Mrs. Claus in our front yard.We got them at Sear’s and their Park. He credits the success of the heads move.You can’t buy them lighting displays to his neighbors. anymore. Because of all the Christmas Kevin Lin is 19-years-old. His family decorations here, everybody is very moved to Jamar Drive when he was 12. close.There is no place like America.” At the time, they were unaware of the Connie Bond has Christmas decorations lived on Lana Lane since on their new street. 2002. She said,“The real The family enjoys estate agent made us being part of this aware that everybody tradition. decorated for John Mangiapane, a Christmas. Don Park is retired commercial our next door neighbor. fisherman, and his wife He’s the man who have lived on Jamar started all this and he’s since the 1970s.They great.” have actively She noted,“The decorated from the worst thing that ever start. happened was John Mangiapane holds schematic One of John’s somebody stole Baby for his Christmas lights display favorite memories is Jesus.” Don’s youngest (photo by Bill Swank) the year Channel 8 son, Darrell Park, was filming believes stealing Baby Jesus was a fad neighborhood decorations and noticed promoted by social media. He might be all the people walking through the open right.“Baby Jesus Theft,” a 2008 front door of his home.The TV crew phenomenon, even has its own boldly followed and accepted an Wikipedia page. invitation to stay for a large, extended If “Baby Jesus Theft” can have a Italian family Christmas dinner. Wikipedia entry, Clairemont’s famous Mangiapane produced his schematic Christmas display has to have a worthy that shows the location of all the name. decorations. It takes three to four days to The local treasure inspired by Don trim his trees with strings of white Park should be named in his honor... lights.There is a signature lighted Season’s Greetings To Clairemont bow-tie on the roof of the garage. His Christmas Park. electricity bill goes up $400 every December, but the smiling faces make it Email: Bill@ClairemontTimes.com Pictured: Bill Swank outside the Buena Vista all worthwhile. Garden Apartments on Cowley Way in 1955, Lisa Kirk, a 17 year resident on with East Clairemont off in the distance.

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“Christmas in San Diego” the Book by Chris O’Connell

If you like reading the “Squaremont” column each month in this paper then you will get a kick out Bill Swank’s latest book Christmas in San Diego his 10th book. Christmas in San Diego features over 200 color and black & white images of this festive San Diego holiday. The majority of his previous

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Senior Center Update by Chris Cate, District 6

Senior Center update from the City of San Diego’s Park and Recreation Department: The Center was re-opened mid-November. Center hours are expected to be 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday- Friday. Park and Recreation is operating the senior center (formerly LiveWell) with limited programming until a new service provider can be found. Staff will be supporting all of the existing programs offered by Continuing Education and the County’s Senior’s Program. This includes exercise

programs, arts programs, billiards/pool, etc. Many of these programs are currently operating in the Recreation Center or the Senior Center on a limited basis. Staff is coordinating with the previous bingo group to determine how that program might resume upon the re-opening of the Center. The center’s main lobby area will be open to the regular meet-up card groups, pool players and those wanting a quiet spot to sit and read. The center is a designated Cool Spot and will continue in that capacity Email: chriscate@sandiego.gov Phone: (619) 236-6616 Website: http://www.sandiego.gov/citycouncil/cd6/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/D6ChrisCate Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrisjcate Mailing Address: 202 C Street, 10th Floor San Diego, CA 92101


Vietnam Veteran and Linda Vista Resident Honored at City Hall November 10th Proclaimed Doug Beckham Day in the City of San Diego by Scott Sherman, District 7 Councilmember

Councilmember Scott Sherman declared November 10th “Doug Beckham Day” in the City of San Diego in recognition of Mr. Beckham’s proven commitment to the Linda Vista community. Mr. Beckham has served on

Morena Corridor Specific Plan Update Working with the community, the City of San Diego Planning Department has made progress over the last few months on the Morena Corridor Specific Plan.The City continues to work closely with both Clairemont and Linda Vista through ad hoc subcommittees of the Community Planning Groups. Since July of this year, there have been four meetings in Clairemont that have focused on land use, mobility and urban design.The next Clairemont subcommittee meeting is scheduled for January 11, 2016 at the Bay Park Elementary School auditorium.The meeting will cover urban design to identify policies that will enhance community character along the Morena corridor. Additionally, the Linda Vista Subcommittee was recently formed and

held its first subcommittee meeting in November.The second meeting is scheduled on Monday, December 14th at the San Diego Humane Society.The meeting will focus on mobility within the corridor. Community engagement is scheduled to continue in the coming months, with the goal to present a draft plan to the community for input during Spring 2016. Information on the specific plan process can be accessed on the City’s website: http://www.sandiego.gov/planning/com munity/profiles/clairemontmesa/. Please be sure to come to an upcoming subcommittee meeting or visit the project forum online at http://morenaplan.mysidewalk.com

News About the Streets

eliminating a vehicular traffic lane in either direction on Clairemont Dr. and also new striping for a bicycle lane in either direction. The parking would remain the same in both directions. Residents along Clairemont Drive were informed via a mailer in addition; this item was posted on the agenda 36 hours prior to the CCPG meeting. When I posted on the Clairemont Times’ Facebook & Twitter accounts overall sentiment was 50/50 regarding the change. While this change was presented as a Safety Improvement Project the overall feeling was this was a “add a bike lane and remove a car lane project”. The other street update at the CCPG was regarding Moraga Avenue. The roundabouts which were too expensive at first 18 months ago and then approved have now been put on hold for “lack of funding”. What traffic calming measures for Moraga Ave are in place? I guess we will find out in 2016. There is no CCPG meeting in the month of December; the next scheduled meeting is January 19th.

by Chris O’Connell

The November Clairemont Community Planning Group meeting had some interesting information regarding a couple busy streets in Clairemont. An item on the agenda was “Clairemont Drive Resurfacing and Corridor Safety Improvements” during the presentation from a City of San Diego City Engineer information was given on a safety improvement project on Clairemont Drive from Joplin Ave, which is just South of Clairemont Mesa Blvd, to Chippewa Ct just north of Balboa Ave. Statistics on crashes, speeders and overall calls to the City by concerned neighbors was what prompted the City to look at making changes. Additionally, since the road was being resurfaced, it was determined by the City now would be a good time to implement some new action. The changes presented were

numerous community organizations since 1994, including the Linda Vista Recreation Council, the Linda Vista Town Council, the Linda Vista Planning Group, and the Linda Vista Neighborhood Watch. Mr. Beckham also contributed to

many community events such as the Kearny Mesa Kiwanis, Mile of Quarters for Children’s Hospital, Linda Vista Boys and Girls Club, the Kearny Alumni Association, Linda Vista Community Reunion Fair, and the Linda Vista Multicultural Fair. Born and raised in Linda Vista, Doug played Little League and Adult Softball, coached baseball at Tecolote Park, and contributed to the development of the Melinda Appling Memorial Pavilion, saving Skateworld, and the addition of the upcoming Linda Vista Skate Park. In addition to serving his community, Doug served with honor in the Vietnam War as a Marine Engineer. Mr. Beckham was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Cross of Gallantry from the Republic of Vietnam. “It is particularly fitting that we honor Doug the day before Veteran’s Day, when we honor all our service men and women for the sacrifices they have made for our freedoms,” Sherman said.“Doug has not just dedicated his life to his community, but also to our Country.” Contact my office: 202 C Street, MS #10A San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619) 236-6677 Email: scottsherman@sandiego.gov

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From the Desk of Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins Before each New Year many of us make resolutions, both personal and professional, as we start to think about what we want to accomplish that year. I’m no different. Some of my goals are ongoing – such as my desire to end veteran homelessness – and some are new, but what they all have in common is that they reflect my desire

passed Proposition 41 in 2014, there are still many veterans without housing. We are working on this issue throughout the nation and making real progress, which I am confident will continue in the New Year. • I’d like to see some Snoopy license plates on the Road! The Snoopy Plate was created following

Nov.11 Veterans Day parade. l-r, Bob Fisher, Rep. Scott Peters, Speaker Toni G. Atkins, Al Fisher, Council member Todd Gloria.

to help others. Here are some of the things I’d like to see happen in 2016: • One of the greatest triumphs of the 2015 legislative session was creating California’s first state Earned Income Tax Credit, which can benefit 2 million Californians, lift 50,000 people out of poverty and lift 50,000 people out of deep poverty. Getting as many people as possible to sign up and benefit from this tax credit would make my year. • Growing up in a military family and living in San Diego, it’s really important for me to support our veterans. While California voters

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legislation in 2013. Proceeds from the sales go to the California Cultural and Historical Endowment to help museums make capital improvements to their facilities, which helps keep their doors open to the public. We still need about 900 pre-orders to begin production and the deadline is approaching, but we’re so close now! Visit www.snoopyplate.com to get your plate or to learn more about the program. • Every day 96 elephants are slaughtered for their ivory. I passed AB 96 to close loopholes in California’s ivory trade and, in turn, will help lead

A Tribute to Clairemont’s French Community

Recent events in Paris call for global solidarity Innocent civilians were massacred in a French theater and at a French café while bombs exploded in a nearby stadium. Parisians were horrified at the bloodletting and carnage.The years were 1940 to 1944 also known as the Vichy regime or Vichy France and now history repeats itself.The City of Light under siege. How sad that the last generation of this great country, including the few

remaining members of the Free French who so gallantly aided the allies during WWII should live once more under the cloud of terror. Paris is indeed burning. In perhaps one of the greatest speeches of the twentieth century French general Charles de Gaulle from London so eloquently said,“France will not capitulate.” My Mother having lived on the shores of the English Channel recounted horrific tales of bodies falling from the sky, bombs raining on her home and my Grandfather detained by German soldiers as his seven

to less demand for poachers who harm elephants and rhinos. California leads the way for our nation on many issues, including economic growth, social justice and climate action, and I would really like to see other states following our example on AB 96 to help eliminate trade in ivory or rhino horn. Some of these resolutions are easier than others, but I’ll continue working hard to lift people out of poverty, house veterans, fund museums and help prevent the extinction of

wildlife. I enter 2016 with a sense of hope that as I join with my colleagues in the legislature, we can help build a better California. That’s how we should begin every year – full of hope. I also want to wish Clairemont a very Happy Holiday season with family, friends and loved ones, and the best possible start to the New Year.

children hid in an abandoned farmhouse. One brother was taken as POW and sent to the salt mines. Another uncle with the Free French saw his parents shot in the family garden. Now seventy years later, many of these French citizens in their final years must suffer the same fate.This is the great untold tragedy. But the new war on terror is not new if one considers the Muslim incursion into Frankish lands during the time of Charlemagne.The endless war, perhaps? We must resist all temptation to label unfairly those innocents within the Islamic community. Only time will abort their cruel mission through a change of heart and mind. I seriously doubt if military might alone will bring peace. I lived through the terror in France during the Seventies and Eighties while

a student at the “Sorbonne” and triathlon competitor.The hatred of a few extremists that I encountered was real and palpable.There will always exist those radicals bent on destruction from both the political right and left. The citizens of this community ought to recognize our French neighbors and remember that all of us stand united against any form of terrorism.There are many French citizens having an occasional pastry at Arely’s in the Clairemont Square so stop by and say “bonjour”.You may even make a newfound friend. Be nice, do good deeds and don’t be a stranger as we at The Clairemont Times value your participation.

Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins has served in the California State Assembly since 2010, and was elevated to the top leadership post in 2014, when her colleagues unanimously elected her as the 69th Speaker, and the first from San Diego

Daniel J Smiechowski has been a resident of Clairemont since 1967 and can be reached at smiechowskid@aol.com or 858.220.4613

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By Michael Baehr

Chowhound’s Cranberry Relish

Photos by Michael Baehr, San Diego Chowhound

• Remove from heat; remove cinnamon stick; mix in orange zest, orange pieces, dried fruit and pineapple. • Transfer to bowl. Cover and chill until cold, at least 2 hours and up to 3 days. • Makes about 4 cups.

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For more news and information visit: www.clairemonttimes.com Chowhound’s Cranberry Relish

You know the holidays are just around the corner when you see cranberries in the produce section and eggnog next to the milk…it’s this Chowhound’s favorite time of year! When I think of the holidays, my favorite dish is actually the cranberry sauce. Not that jelly-like stuff that comes in a can, but homemade, chunky and delicious cranberry relish. It’s so good that I have it for breakfast with my muffin and coffee while I contemplate the perfect spot for the tree and vowing not to put off holiday shopping until the last minute. As we head into the holidays, I decided to share one of my favorite recipes: Chowhound’s Cranberry Relish. Happy Holidays… woof! Chowhound’s Cranberry Relish Ingredients 1 12-ounce bag cranberries 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup fresh orange juice (optional: 1-2 Tbsp of Grand Marnier) 1 stick of cinnamon I cup apricot preserves 1 teaspoon grated orange peel 1 seedless orange, all peel and pith cut away, seeded and fruit diced (or one 11oz. can of mandarin oranges, drained) ¼ cup dried apricots, diced ¼ cup dried cherries 1 8oz. can of crushed pineapple, drained Directions • Combine first four ingredients in medium saucepan; bring to boil, then reduce to medium-low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Keep a watchful eye that mixture doesn’t boil over. • Cook until cranberries are tender and mixture thickens, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. • Add apricot preserves and stir until melted and completely incorporated, about 2 minutes.

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New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Planet: by Susan Lewitt

Celebrate this holiday season with meaningful New Year’s resolutions that help improve our world: 1. Recycle. Buy Recycled. Conserve. 2. Reuse. Repurpose. Repair 3. Support conservation by SD Zoo, Surfrider Foundation and others. (Amazon smiles donates to your chosen organization.) 4. Print two sided copies or booklet mode 5. Pick up dog poop. 6. Get rain barrels for saving roof runoff, or at least channel the downspouts into a garden area, not the street. Landscape with bioswales and curb cuts. 7. Use your disposal less. It isn’t for trash. 8. Take short showers,. Turn the water off when you are soaping, shampooing or conditioning. Toilets: When it’s brown flush it down, Yellow? Let it mellow! 9. Get rooftop solar 10. Get efficient sprinklers. Drip isn’t for natives. The Hunter MP rotator nozzle waters very slowly, allowing water to soak in, not run off

carrying pollutants into sewers and ultimately the ocean. 11. Use less herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. Control pests naturally. 12. Don’t plant invasive species. Replace invasive species with drought tolerant native. Include milkweed for monarchs. 13. Bring reusable bags to all stores. Chico bags (washable and compact) are my favorite, available on line through places like Amazon. When you get bags from stores reuse, recycle or donate them to a Thrift stores. 14. Buy organic nonGMO. Avoid high fructose corn syrup. 15. Use reusables for homemade lunches including lunch bags, boxes, utensils and containers. Bring reusable containers and ice packs in coolers for restaurant leftovers. 16. Eat less meat. Try vegan places like Native Foods and Loving Hut. More are on line. 17. For take-out food, don’t take items you won’t use, like plastic utensils. Due to health regulations, once touched, they’re trash. 18. Drive less. Use walking, biking, busses and carpools more. Happy Healthy Holiday Season to All

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Saturday, December 5 9:00am Nature Walk – Gardena Avenue Entrance Explore this beautiful part of Tecolote with our knowledgeable guides Sunday, December 6 8:00am California Native Plant Society Walk Learn about the plants that thrive in Tecolote Canyon Thursday, December 17 10:00 – 11:30am Art & Activities for Kids – Free! Winter themed activities including art project, outside adventure and story time Saturday, December 19 9:00-11:00 – Weed Warriors Clean up the canyon with Park Ranger Janice Sunday, December 20 9:00am Sunday in the Garden Volunteer with Park Ranger Steven Get dirty, have fun, help out your community Saturday, December 28 8:00am Audubon Society Birding Walk – Tecolote Nature Center entrance All skill levels welcome! *Walks generally last for about 2 hours but you can leave whenever you are ready, or stay on to learn more. For more information call 858-581-9959. Activities are posted at www.meetup.com/Friends of Tecolote Canyon Natural Park and Nature Center or Like us on Facebook – Friends of Tecolote Canyon

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throughout Tecolote Canyon. FOTC also sponsors field trips, and special events such as Family Day, Nature at Night, seasonal Arts and Activities and the very popular Baskets and Botany Kumeyaay Cultural Event. These events teach the community about plants, wildlife, such as snakes and owls, the history of Tecolote Canyon, and the Native American People whom, at one-time, lived on this land. You can join the Friends of Tecolote Canyon community and make a difference through an end-of-year donation to help support these important programs. Visit the Friends of Tecolote Canyon Facebook page and use the secure donation

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LINDA VISTA TOWN COUNCIL (3rd Thursday of the month) 6:30 PM Baha’i Faith Center • 6545 Alcala Knolls, 92111 button or send a check (made out to Friends of Tecolote Canyon) to the Tecolote Nature Center, 5180 Tecolote Road 92110. Or better yet, stop on by and explore and enjoy in person (come check out the interactive children’s library!). We welcome you! “Even the smallest feet have the power to leave everlasting footprints on the world.” –Alexander Grace

(4th Mon. of the month) 5:30 PM Linda Vista Public Library • 2160 Ulric St, 92111 MARIAN BEAR REC COUNCIL (2nd Wed.of the month) 6:30PM Tecolote Nature Center 5180 Tecolote Road, San Diego, CA 92110

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Holiday Concerts and Performances at Mesa College • Sun 12/6 & Sat 12/12 – Drought Tolerant Songs to Inspire You! A performance by the San Diego Mesa College Vocal Ensemble. 12/6 performance: 4 PM at Tierrasanta Lutheran Church, 11240 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. 12/12 performance: 7 PM at Mesa College Learning Resource Center. Songs include “Cloudburst,”“Wade in the Water,”“The Water is Wide,”“The Boatmen’s Dance,” and “Shenandoah.” Free admission. Not appropriate for children who are unable to listen attentively. • Through Thu., Dec. 17 – Guardian Spirits. San Diego Mesa College proudly presents select pieces of African art from its permanent collection.These pieces embody ancestral energy that ensures the health, sanctity, and

prosperity of their respective communities. San Diego Central Library (1st Floor), 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101. For more information, visit www.sdmesa.edu/african-art. • Through Wed., Dec. 9 – Student Art Exhibition.The Fall 2015 Student Art exhibition includes close to a hundred artworks in drawing, design, digital media, printmaking, photography, painting, ceramics, fashion and sculpture, produced by students enrolled in Studio Art classes and the Fashion Department. Free admission. San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery. For more information, visit www.sdmesa.edu/art-gallery. For a full listing of events, go to www.sdmesa.edu/calendar or get the free iMesa Mobile App from the iStore or Google Play.

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Madison Warhaks Sink Mar Vista Mariners for CIF Title

Behind the performance of Dylana Guyon, among others, the top-seeded Madison Lady Warhawks (15-8) subdued the second-seeded Mar Vista Lady Mariners (16-11) by a final score of 25-19, 25-19, and 25-12, to capture their first C.I.F. San Diego Section Division V girls volleyball championship in school history in a match played on the campus of the Canyon Crest Academy on Friday evening, November 20. Guyon, a five-foot-eight-inch junior outside hitter, topped the Lady Warhawks with six kills, a block, and four aces. Meanwhile, Madison’s Janai Crisostomo added four kills, a block, and an ace, and Kiana Hervaux had four kills and two aces for the Lady Warhawks. Playing in the John Hannon Memorial Gymnasium on Madison’s campus, the Lady Warhawks speared the Chula Vista Lady Spartans in the quarterfinals and clawed the Mount Miguel Lady Matadors before submarining the Lady Mariners in the finals. LOCAL AREA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES AND RESULTS WEEK EIGHT: Madison 48, La Jolla 7; Coronado 28, Clairemont 25; Kearny 27, Coronado 24; La Jolla Country Day 49, Francis Parker 0; Santa Fe Christian 62, Horizon 13; WEEK NINE: Madison 69, Serra 0; University City 35, Clairemont 17; Kearny 24, University

City 19;The Bishop’s School 47, Francis Parker 7; WEEK TEN: Madison 64, Serra 7; Kearny 21, Clairemont 14; Horizon 36, Francis Parker 6; La Jolla Country Day 35, Horizon 21; WEEK ELEVEN: Helix 56, Madison 34; La Jolla Country Day 44, Clairemont 21; El Cajon Valley 28, Kearny 12; COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCORES AND STATISTICS SDSU 41, Colorado St. 17, (Donnel Pumphrey 168 all-purpose yards, three touchdowns); SDSU 38, Wyoming 3, (Pumphrey 169 total yards); SDSU 52, UNLV 14, (Pumphrey 139 all-purpose yards, two touchdowns); USD 30, Marist 27; USD 45, Warner 14, (Jamal Agnew, one interception); USD 47, Stetson 16, (Anthony Lawrence 20-28, career-high 453 yards passing, and three touchdowns); USD 31, Campbell 27, (Agnew one interception); USD 35, Davidson 10; USD 28, Butler 27; Oregon 44, Cal 28, (Darren Carrington four catches, 112 yards); Oregon 38, Stanford 36, (Carrington two catches, 54 yards, one touchdown); Oregon 48, USC 28, (Carrington four catches, 66 yards, one touchdown); Rob Stone is a life-long resident of the San Diego area and is also a certified talent scout through Sports Management Worldwide. Rob has been working with and helping to assist sports agents in getting their clients signed to contracts. If you would like a professional scouting report written up on your favorite athlete, you can feel free to contact Mr. Stone directly. He may be reached at: 1 (619) 241-6516, rstone@smww.com, Sportsguyrob@att.net, http://www.smwwscout.com/scout/robstone, orhttp://www.rsscouting.blogspot.com

Premier Performance of the Mount Everest Academy Theatre Company in Mid-December The Mount Everest Academy Theatre Company-- one of the newest additions to the San Diego theatre scene--was founded by sixteen-year-old, Adira Rosen, a proud student of Mount Everest Academy (M.E.A.) a K-12 independent study school. This December Rosen will direct the theatre company’s very first production, The Snow Queen, based on the classic Hans Christian Anderson story by the same title. Performed by a cast of fifteen students ranging from ages 7-16 and their new

principal, Mrs. Courtney Browne, the school is embarking on their first theatrical endeavor. It is sure to be a wonderful production that is not to be missed! Details: The Snow Queen plays December 15 at 6pm, December 16 at 4pm, and December 17 at 6pm. Performances are at the Mount Everest Academy Auditorium, 4350 Mt. Everest Blvd. 92117. Tickets are available ahead of time in the M.E.A. front office $4.00/$6.00 students/adults or at the door $5.00/$7.00 students/adults.

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of kids have played in this league. It has been part of the fabric of the Clairemont community, serving kids and families of Clairemont, and creating bonds which often last a lifetime. On March 5, 2016, Clairemont Hilltoppers Little League will be celebrating the start of its 60th Anniversary year. Big doings are planned to mark this signature season. The league would love to have all of its alumni to be part of this celebration, and share memories and stories from their time in the league. If you have stories to tell, or memories to share (or pictures), please

send them to Clairemont Hilltoppers, P.O. Box 17349, San Diego, CA 92177-7349 or email them to: KenC1313@yahoo.com. Mark your calendars, save the date of March 5th come over to the fields and be a part of what promises to be the biggest and most fun Opening Day in 60 years! The process all begins with signups on Saturday, December 5th and 12th at Cadman Park from 10 am to 1 pm Clairemont Hilltoppers offers divisions for kids from 4-years-old all the way up to 18. For more information about the league or what to bring to sign up your child, please visit: www.ClairemontHilltoppers.com & page 20 of this edition.

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Residential Burglary 4800 Chateau Dr. Vehicle Break-In 4300 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Vehicle Theft 4500 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Vehicle Break-In 2600 Loring St. Battery 4100 Genesee Ave. Fraud 4900 Mt. Casas Dr. Vehicle Break-In 3100 Ashford St. Residential Burglary 3400 Kearney Villa Rd. Fraud 5400 Balboa Arms Dr. Commercial Burglary 4400 Genesee Ave. Vehicle Theft 5300 Dante St. Vehicle Theft 6200 Beadnell Way Residential Burglary 4700 Mt. St. Helens Ct. Residential Burglary 4000 Huerfano Ave. Commercial Burglary 4800 Doliva Dr. Residential Burglary 5200 Balboa Arms Dr. Residential Burglary 4200 Feather Ave. Vandalism 6800 Fulton St. Commercial Burglary 2300 Ulric St. Residential Burglary 2200 Crandall Dr. Residential Burglary 5400 Via Carancho Theft 4600 Shoshoni Ave. Vehicle Break-In 4100 Mt. Alifan Pl. Vehicle Theft 4700 Shoshoni Ave. Residential Burglary 6300 Mt. Acre Way This report compiled from www.CrimeMapping.com

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Mid Coast Trolley Utility Relocation Construction Exploratory work on along Morena Blvd, Balboa Ave and Santa Fe Street is happening now to relocate utility lines in advance of construction on the Mid-Coast Trolley project. Construction Activities will include: • Street excavations, potholing & trenching • Water & sewer line pipelilne installation along the entire length of Santa Fe St, beginning at Balboa Ave • Water pipeline installation on Balboa Ave from I-5 ramp to Morena Blvd • Temporary traffic controls will be in place along Morena, Balboa & Santa Fe • Temporary water service interruptions are necessary to complete this work; residents & businesses will be notified with at least 5 days prior to interruption Access to nearby businesses will be maintained. The schedule of this water and utilities relocation is anticipated to be complete October 2016. The work hours will necessitate some night and

weekend work. Daytime work hours will be 7am-5pm, nighttime work 7pm-7am. Major construction of the Mid Coast Trolley project and its nine new stations will begin in 2016 with service anticipated four years later. For updates on the Mid Coast Trolley project visit: www.KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/midc oast Social Media: Facebook & Twitter @MidCoastTrolley A new Construction Hotline has also been started (877) 379-0110.

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