The Osider Magazine | Volume 2 Issue 2 (March / April 2015)

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March/April 2015


Things you didn’t know about

Camp Pendleton

The rise of goat hill park

Johnny MaÑaNa’s • The Privateer • Rob Keith Portfolio  1

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Vol 2 Issue 2

March/April 2015

Departments 6  Set In Stone • Changes are in the air 10  Coastal Exposure Featuring our best coastal images of Oceanside on tap. Photography by Zach Cordner 14 Oceanside’s Finest Louise Balma, woman on a mission 16  Hidden Gems • Johnny Mañana’s 18  Active O • Xtend Barre 20  GREEN O • H20 Trash Patrol 44  Local Business Surfside Animal Hospital The most trusted animal clinic in Oceanside 53  Local Retailer LLLReptile And Supply Co. Lizards, geckos, snakes, turtles, and more! Restaurant Review 46  Coastal • The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza 48  Valley • Ocean Thai 50  Inland • The Draft 51  Community South O Car Show 54  HomeGrown DiVante “DJ” Ingram 56  Restaurant And Bar Guide The Osider guide to all the best bars and eateries in town 61  Fast Forward To Yesterday Oceanside Fire Station No.1

FEatures 24  Goat Hill Park The rebirth of Oceanside’s best kept secret 34  TEN Things You Didn’t Know About Camp Pendleton Find out the history of our local Marine Base 36  Rob Keith Portfolio The man, the myth, the photographer legend

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A word from the publisher

Spring is here and that signifies changing of the seasons from cold, wet, and grey to sunny and green. The days go from short to long—the masses shed their winter coats, get out of the house, and begin to enjoy all the activities we have in our incredible city. Much like springtime, Oceanside’s going through major changes as well. Our city’s growing at an amazing pace—there’s so much more to experience here now than ever before, and most would agree that this change is for the better. But with most changes, a few key items can be a risk of being forgotten. If these fundamentals get lost in our progression, Oceanside—like any other coastal city—risks losing the authenticity that drew our families here in the first place. Which begs the question, how do we retain our true Oceanside grit and our sense of pride and respect for being Oceanside residents? We continue to practice the same values that we’ve always lived by. We embrace change, but we also instill the pride of our City 6

with the same grit and respect we’ve always exchanged amongst our community by extending these values to our visitors and new residents alike. In this issue, we have a lot of great stuff to share with you— starting with our feature on the Goat Hill golf course and its amazing transformation, an inside look at a true hidden gem (Johnny Mañana’s), well as our Oceanside beaches captured through the lens of legendary surf photographer Rob Keith. Embracing the change,

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Poor Man's Friend

March/April 2015 Publisher Jamey Stone/Publisher/Co-Founder Editorial Zach Cordner/Creative Director/Co-Founder Aaron Schmidt/Editorial Director Dwayne Carter/Design Director Courtney Barnett/Online Content Director Marketing/Advertising Louie Hayward/Business Development/Co-Founder Nolan Woodrell/Advertising Sales Contributors Desiree Astorga, Nino “Neens” Camillo, Anthony Donez, Christopher Donez, Kristi Hawthorne, Eric Klier, Lauren Milner, Elizabeth Schwartze, Alicia Stone, JT Rhoades, Promise Yee and Oceanside High "Pirate Pics" Student Photographers: Kiara Pope and Renordo Bowen Special Thanks Mayor Jim Wood, Tim Wrisley, Amber Lussier, John Lamb, Alicia Stone, Braden Stone, Bailey Stone, Alondra Figueroa, The Carter family, Lizzy and Sevy, Hans Molenkamp, Danyel Potts, Betty Moore, Charlie Anderson, The Woodrell Family, Angelica, Trinity, Liberty, and Harmony, The Becker Family, Ron Goodin, Leslie Gaul, Judy Camp, Steve and Linda Josepho, Jean Josepho, MAJ Investors, Evelyn Cordner, Jack Amarillas, Tony Henderson, Moüse, BB Bastidas, John Ashworth, Peter Beames, Geoff Cunningham, Jason Connery, Taylor Massey, Cary Geensburg, Bob McKnight, Dan Calloway/Hill Street Cafe, Deborah Hayward, Tyler, Jake and Mia Hayward, Lauren Milner, Linksoul, and the staff at Goat Hill Park @theosidermag

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Louise Balma Words: Aaron Schmidt Photo: Zach Cordner


Louise Balma is an overachiever—she usually has her hands in a multitude of projects, and she’s a go-getter. After living in Oceanside the past twenty years, Louise has been heavily involved with the city and it’s economic and planning divisions. Her experience as a gifted architect has enabled her the insight to help beautify our city. In the 80s, 90s, and early 00s, Louise also worked in the epicenter of the skate­­ board industry and played “mama bear” to many seasoned professionals in the skate world and beyond at TransWorld Media when it was located in the valley. She’s married to Larry Balma, who founded TWS and also legendary Tracker Trucks, also based in the valley. Louise Balma is a living legend and we’ll be forever amazed with her tenacity to get the job done. And she does the job very well.

Where you born and raised? I was born in Whittier, California. My dad and my grandfather were both farmers from Italy. They came to the San Gabriel Valley and farmed. We never really left the street he farmed on. I was pretty much raised in that environment. I’m a farmer’s daughter. When did you first move to Oceanside? Well, I moved to Oceanside because I met Larry Balma (owner of Tracker skateboard trucks and founder of TransWorld SKATEboarding Magazine). I was an architect living in Newport Beach in the early 80s. I met Brad Dorfman (owner of Vision Street Wear)—he was a neighbor and friend. Brad was having his 35th birthday party at his house and had bands like Agent Orange playing there—all kinds of amazing stuff going on. I went to his party with a couple girlfriends and crashed it. Larry was pretending to be the bouncer and wouldn’t let me in. After giving me a really hard time, he finally let me in and we hit if off right away. So from that, I started dating Larry. I eventually moved down to North County and we moved in together in Encinitas at Stone Steps. We then moved back to Oceanside because that’s where Larry’s companies were located. So about twenty years ago, we moved to South Morrow Hills, which is in eastern Oceanside. It’s in the agricultural zone and we love it. We have 25-acres of avocados and a nursery. In what ways do you think you’ve contributed to Oceanside? I’ve been involved with the city for a long time now. Besides being a business owner with TransWorld and Tracker, I got involved with the city after we gave Oceanside’s mayor at the time Dick Lyons a tour of TransWorld in the mid 90s. He got me involved with this program called the Economic Development Commission. I did about two terms on that commission—about eight years total. From there, I went into the Planning Commission, which I’m still on. So in total, I’ve given about eighteen years of myself to both the Economic Development Commission and the Planning Commission for the city of Oceanside—which I totally enjoy.

How did you get involved with the California Surf Museum? At the time I was on the Economic Development Commission about eight years ago, we had the redevelopment in Oceanside. There was a big bunch of money that the State of California gave the city of Oceanside. At the time, this woman named Jane McVeigh was in charge of Economic Development—she was in charge of all the redevelopment funds for Oceanside. She knew that I was a surfer and that I was involved in the Surf Museum as a member. She asked me if I could help the city move the Surf Museum into a new building, which “I’ve given about eighteen was the old Playgirl Club. years of myself to both the So I knocked on the door and Economic Development said, “Hey, I’m here. I’m an architect. Can I help you guys move the Surf Commission and the Museum where it is on Coast Highway Planning Commission for to its new location?” So I helped them for two to three years of planthe city of Oceanside— ning out what they needed for a muwhich I totally enjoy.” seum after doubling the size of the original space. I went through the whole process of that and then I developed the floor plans. Then shortly after that, I got involved with the Board Of Directors for the museum. I also helped with the project management. Today, I’m pretty much still their architect. And I help them now with fundraising and special events. What are you working on right now? Besides getting ready for the Surf Museum gala for coming up in November, Larry and I are in the process of remodeling a rental we own. The most fantastic thing we’re working on right now is a book for Tracker Trucks. The book is finished—we just have to get it printed now. It was designed and edited by Garry Scott Davis (GSD is a legendary skateboarder). The Tracker book is the biggest thing we’ve been working on. It’s called Tracker: 40 Years Of Skateboard History. It’ll hopefully be released this spring. And in my spare time, I like to weld when I have nothing else to do [laughs].   15

Hidden Gems

Alfonso and the Johnny's crew.

Johnny Mañana’s: Over Two Million Burritos Served Words: Eric Klier Photos: JT Rhoades

There are hundreds—probably thousands—of taco shops in Southern California, but there’s only one Johnny Mañana’s and only one Alfonso. A little over 26 years ago, Alfonso Jimenez brought his relaxed Costa Rican style and attitude to downtown Oceanside. Located on prime realty just a few blocks from the municipal pier, his restaurant soon became a hot spot for surfers, city workers, locals, and tourists. Johnny’s healthy, traditional food and happy, efficient staff have been packing them in for well over two decades. When driving past Johnny’s on the way to the beach, it’s normal to see a line out the door seven days a week. It’s the simple things at Johnny’s that bring people back for more—the fresh salsas, bread, and large portions. The relaxed atmosphere—especially the outside patio in back with a new outside bar—makes you feel carefree like you’re on vacation south of the border! One of the most important aspects of their success is their staff. Most of them have been there since the beginning and you can really see their passion for the restaurant. When I asked Alfonso what the secret to his success was he said, “My customers and my employees. I am an employee, not just an owner, and I know I have the best staff which brings the best customers.” This must be why he estimates he’s sold at least two million burritos at Johnny Manana’s! After two decades of running Johnny’s, Alfonso recently asked his good friend and long-time customer, 16

Gustavo Aguirre, if he’d like to help run the restaurant. Gustavo jumped at the opportunity and put his computer business to the side. His skills and savvy have really helped the restaurant to grow even more popular. He also developed a website and an app where you can see the menu and order food for pick-up, and started a great happy hour on their spacious patio with good deals on beers, margaritas, and delicious street tacos. If you want to find a true local vibe and some of the best burritos, tacos, tortas, and burgers in town—stop by Johnny Mañana’s and let Alfonso, Gustavo, and the rest of the crew welcome you to their home and treat you like family! Johnny Mañana’s 308 Mission Avenue (760) 721-9999 JOHNNY-MANANAS.COM

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Xtend Barre By The Sea Words: Alicia Stone Photos: Anthony Donez

In a time when we’re all searching for that one activity that keeps us motivated to keep fit, lose weight, and stay sane—it makes sense that the fitness industry has become so creative and diverse. Xtend Barre (part of an international franchise) has come up with another unique option. “Barre fitness classes” are designed around dance and ballet moves using a ballet barre. The owners of Xtend Barre By The Sea say, “trained dancers love it, as do those who like to dance and those who have never danced before! We are Pilates and dance amplified!” Their classes’ incorporate toning, endurance, and fat burning with a high cardio component. They’re fast-paced with moves that can be modified or intensified for all levels and abilities. They offer a variety of formats to keep clients fresh and motivated. And they also offer yoga and TRX, which is a suspension program created by the Navy Seals. Owners Bronwen Finta and Keri McGuire—both long time residents of North County—chose to open their business in South Oceanside to create a studio with a strong sense of community. They saw a need in Oceanside for a barre studio, with almost every other city in San Diego having one. They fell in love with their space’s natural light and ocean breezes. “Business has been fantastic!” said Bronwen. “The Xtend Barre workout gets results and the word is spreading. We have fun, eclectic clients, some who have lost 30 pounds and are enjoying longer, leaner bodies. We’re proud of the special and electric vibe we have created!” With Bronwen’s husband a former marine, they welcome clients from the nearby base and participate in 18

Owners Keri and Bronwen.

many programs supporting military families. They also donate to local schools for auctions and fundraising. She added, “We have a very strong sense of community within ourselves. If a client provides a service, sells something or has a local business—we encourage them to post their information on the wall. Our clients are creating a community by supporting each other!” When asked about aspirations for their business they said, “Oceanside is amazing! We want to grow with the city and be like Cream of the Crop and Surf Ride. They both are well known, locally owned, and have proven their staying power. Most importantly, we want to be responsible for all the great butts on the beach!” Xtend Barre By The Sea 1927 South Coast Highway (760) 453-7132 XtendBarreByTheSea.COM

Earth Month 2015 North County’s largest Earth Day event!

Donate-First Day

April 11, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Oceanside High School Got old stuff? Give it a new life and donate your unwanted items on Saturday April 11, 2015. Donate items such as clothing, household goods, and furniture. Event benefits will also include free paper shredding and electronic waste collection.

Earth Festival April 19, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m, Downtown Oceanside, Pier View Way & Tremont Street Grab your family and friends for North County’s largest Earth Day celebration in downtown Oceanside and enjoy environmental organizations, dazzling entertainment, and fun hands-on activities! The Earth Festival is a free event with fun and exciting attractions for everyone.

Earth Festival Highlights Include: •

Bike Valet! Ride your bike to the Earth Festival and rest easy with free bike valet parking with Walk Bike Oceanside.

Explore our Vintage Market and connect with local businesses that showcase unique goods, handcrafted glass, re-styled vintage clothing,and upcycled materials.

Take a glimpse into a world where buildings are super efficient, landscaping is sustainably designed, and energy is produced from altern tive sources in our Home Improvement Zone.

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In the Kids-Eco Zone children will be inspired by our local environment to save water, eat right, and enjoy the great outdoors.

Enjoy live local bands that will help you groove your way into Earth Day! Join the Green Oceanside team on Sunday April 19th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in celebrating Mother Earth North County Style!

Green Oceanside Business Network Mixer Network with local businesses and civic leaders to learn how your business can provide greater satisfaction through corporate environmental stewardship. Enjoy good eats and local brews at this Oceanside Business Mixer. The event is free event for Oceanside Businesses but you must RSVP. For more information about the Green Oceanside Business Network please email

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Words: Aaron Schmidt Photos: Zach Cordner

Patti and Lorenzo Diaz are the backbone of local marine debris clean up service called H20 Trash Patrol. The service they provide Oceanside and its waterways is invaluable and we should all be thankful they’ve dedicated their lives to ensuring that our future generations have a clean, sustainable living environment. Providing awareness, education, and action is the first step in the long process of cleaning up our oceans.

“We really do owe it to the ocean to take care of it. We’re connected to the ocean no matter where we are. We owe our lives to it.” —Patti Diaz, co-founder of H20 Trash Patrol 20

The following is an interview with Patti Diaz, co-founder of H20 Trash Patrol. When did H20 Trash Patrol start and who started it? Myself, and my husband, Lorenzo, founded H20 Trash Patrol. We actually started doing it on our own back in 2009. We started getting attention, and then the city of Oceanside hired us. We had companies that wanted to donate, so we formed it into a non-profit organization in 2011. What exactly does H20 Trash Patrol do for Oceanside? Basically, we are a marine removal service for them specifically, but we also do awareness and education. Part of that is bringing environmental water stewardship to people we meet through our education programs. What makes us so unique, and our service so valuable is that we use paddleboards to get into the hard-to-reach places. We’re able to clean the rocks, rip rap surrounding the waterways, and remove debris left by the tides—all while leaving little to no carbon footprint. What’s your involvement with Green Oceanside? We work with them when they want to promote water or environmental stewardship. They call on us and we can talk about what’s actually in the water, what we see, how we can prevent it, what simple changes people can do to make a difference so we’re not picking up so much that’s in the water. It’s just a synergistic relationship with them. Do people work for H20 Trash Patrol, or is it all volunteer driven? Right now, it’s all volunteer-based. Ideally, we hope to grow it and have a paid staff and environmental jobs for people. It depends on the event. The San Luis Rey River clean up that we do with the Oceanside Clean Water Program, we’ll probably have 20 or 30 people volunteer. When we’re actually cleaning the Harbor, we’ll have anywhere from two to five people volunteering. What’s your background? Did you grow up in Oceanside? I’m actually born and raised in Fallbrook. Oceanside’s always been my stomping grounds for going to the beach and hanging out. I love this area. I went away to UC Santa Barbara and got my Bachelor of Science degree in Aquatic Biology. Where else do you guys do clean ups? From San Diego Bay to Dana Point Harbor. Every other Saturday, we’re out on the water at one of the locations. We go to a different waterway each time and it’s a community-based waterway clean up. Basically, we provide all the gear and we call upon our volunteers to come help us out. We remove as much debris out of the San Diego County waterways as we can. How many pounds of garbage have you guys pulled from the ocean since you’ve been doing this? About 18,000 pounds since we began in 2011. Last year alone, we had a really big concerted effort with 99 waterway clean ups—we pulled out over 6,300 pounds of trash. What other ways are you guys involved with the community? We work with Zero Waste schools and we do waste au-

Left to Right: Tyler Oepkes, Noah Chiero, Patti Diaz, Tyler Felix and Lorenzo Diaz.

dits with them and the school system. We also are working on doing in-depth presentations, showing the connection between human beings and the ocean. Whether you’re inland or coastal, that connection to the ocean is so strong and we’re so dependent on the ocean. It’s what gives us life—it’s what makes our Earth livable. We really do owe it to the ocean to take care of it. We’re connected to the ocean no matter where we are. We owe our lives to it. What does the future hold for H20 Trash Patrol? We have Marine Science Eco summer camps that we do with kids for outreach. We do that every summer. We teach kids what nature does naturally. We actually take scientific measurements of the water, Harbor exploration, watershed exploration, waterway clean ups, beach clean ups, and we teach them about human impact and the decisions that we make and how it affects the environment. This year we have eight camps all summer. Our mission going forward is to get the community more involved in caring for our beaches, waterways, and oceans and to raise the awareness of marine debris and its solutions for prevention. Our goal is marine conservation through action and education.

Two hours worth of trash pulled from the Harbor.


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Community events calEndar HARRAH’S SHUTTLE BUS OCEANSIDE AM/PM Pick up: 9:10am & 1:10pm Mission Plaza by the Post Office (Los Arbolitos Blvd.) Resort Departure to Oceanside: 3:15pm & 7pm Must be 21 years old and you’ll need a Total Rewards card. Bus operates every Thursday-Sunday.




March 2015 Wednesday

Thursday Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm Sunset Market 5-9pm




Daylight Savings Time begins

4 Oceanside Job Fair @ Downtown Library 1-3pm Apotheque Spa open-house springtime party and wellness fair.



WSA Championships @ Oceanside Harbor South Jetty





Friday First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk 6-9pm

San Diego Dreaming Ruth Jameson: Emergence Opening Reception @ OMA 6-8pm


Sunset Market 5-9pm

WSA Championships @ Oceanside Harbor South Jetty


Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm

St. Patrick’s Day





South O Car Show @ South O Elementary 9am-3pm


Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm




26 Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm Sunset Market 5-9pm




21 Free Model Railroad Museum @ Heritage Park 10-3pm

Sunset Market 5-9pm


14 Free Model Railroad Museum @ Heritage Park 10-3pm

Sunset Market 5-9pm 333's Music at the Museum: Allison Adams Tucker Quartet @ OMA 7-9pm

7 Fashion Week San Diego Spring Showcase @ Harrah’s

Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm


Saturday H20 Trash Patrol @ San Luis Rey River Clean Up 9-12pm



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Don't miss this year's South O Car Show on March 21st.

April 2015 Sunday



Wednesday April Fool’s Day

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Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm

The Wailers @ Harrah’s

Sunset Market 5-9pm

First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk 6-9pm





8 Tax Day






Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm



Earth Day

Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm

Middle School State Champs @ Harbor South Jetty





23 Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm Sunset Market 5-9pm






11 Middle School State Champs @ Oceanside Harbor South Jetty Oceanside Days Of Art @ Civic Center Plaza 10-5pm


18 Foreigner @ Harrah’s Loma Alta Creek Clean Up 9-12pm

Sunset Market 5-9pm

Oceanside Days Of Art @ Civic Center Plaza 10-5pm


Donate-first Day @ Oceanside High 9 -1pm

Sunset Market 5-9pm

Green Oceanside Earth Festival @ Downtown 10-3pm

Free Model Railroad Museum @ Heritage Park 10-3pm

Free Model Railroad Museum @ Heritage Park 10-3pm

Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm Sunset Market 5-9pm


Saturday Beach CleanUp @ Oceanside Pier 9am11am

100 Artists, 100 Years Opening reception @ OMA 6-8pm



Lauren milner

Diamond In The Rough: Re-birth of Goat Hill Park by Louie HaywarD 24

When you think golf in San Diego, the names La Costa, Aviara, Torrey Pines, and maybe a few others come to mind. Some have been around for quite some time, and others are relatively new. With these award-winning courses nestled in their communities and nearly always in the spotlight, you’d never connect Oceanside and golf in the same sentence­—until now. Lying in the shadows for over 50 years sits a unique hidden gem just waiting to be polished up and brought back to life. It took a world-class golfer/entrepreneur to see the potential in what some call the “black sheep” of golf courses on the West Coast.   25

Diamond in the rough

16th Hole: November 2014

The following is an interview with John Ashworth, owner of Linksoul Clothing and the newly branded Goat Hill Park.

When did you first consider taking over the Goat and why? A few of us first started considering getting involved with Goat Hill in 2012 when the Oceanside city council was considering options for the site and then put out an RFP [Request For Proposal]. On a wing and a prayer, our group put together a simple community-based plan and submitted it along with the others. And oddly enough, we were selected. First and foremost, as North County locals who enjoy this place, we felt it’d be an incredible loss of an important “green space” to our neighborhood and felt the need to get involved to fight for keeping it open for everyone. It’s an amazing public space that just needed a ton of TLC. Secondly, I’ve been around the game of golf and the golf business my whole life. Golf has been very good to me, and my family, and I feel an obligation and responsibility to help save this golf course that’s been part of the local scene since 1952. And to create something special for the community. Thirdly, we have a chance to positively affect the lives of many people with a space like this, especially kids in the area. We are not only the home of the North County Junior Golf Association (a 501c3), but we plan on being a site of the Solich Caddie Academy, which is an amazing program that’s funded through a non-profit organization and offers kids a chance at higher education scholarships. I go way back with Goat Hill—I grew up in Escondido, and went to Orange Glen High School. Back in the mid 70s, I played high school golf matches against El Camino High. Back then, it was a nine-hole regulation length course. Then fast forward to the mid 2000s and I started playing out at the Goat with my nephew Geoff Cunningham and some other buddies. By this time, the course had been transformed into a sporty eighteen-hole “short course” par 66. At the time, I was a member at La Costa 26

Photos by Lauren milner

16th Hole: January 2015

Country Club, but I was having more fun playing up at the Goat—so I ended up leaving my membership at La Costa.

“I’d definitely rec­ommend Goat Hill. It reminds me of a rural, countryside Who else is involved with you on this project? traditional course like Your new company Linksoul is located in Oceans- in Scotland, Australia, ide. Is your company involved up at Goat Hill? or New Zealand The support from the entire community has been —raw golf and tons overwhelming! Early on when we first took over and the of character. If you place was a mess, we had a volunteer day to see if we played Goat Hill could get a kick-start. Sixty-plus people brought their everyday, you’d own tools and worked all day. It was incredible—a real definitely improve mind-blower, and a great positive lift from the locals. your game and your As far as Linksoul goes, we’re all heavily involved. appreciation for golf Our people are all part of the Goat Hill Park family as well. the way it should be Geoff Cunningham is Art Director for Linksoul and is tak- viewed and played.” ing on that role at Goat Hill as we’ve been “re-branding” the place from the previous “Center City Golf Course” to more of what the locals refer it to as “Goat Hill Park.” Peter Beames is a legendary golf teacher, author, and constant source of inspiration for our Linksoul Company and Goat Hill Park. David Emerick and his wife Marcia run the North County Junior Golf Association and have been instrumental in the turnaround process at Goat Hill. David’s a PGA professional, and a highly regarded teaching pro that teaches up at Goat Hill daily. We partnered with Susan Roll and Dana Chaiken this past fall to help us carry on our mission and renovation at Goat Hill Park. The Roll/Chaiken Company owns the Carlsbad Golf Center driving range off of the 78 Freeway. Susan and Dana have an amazing team with a solid

—Bob McKnight, founder of Quiksilver

G oat h i l l pa r k

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Jason Connery

Tim O'Toole (on tractor) and Goat Hill Superintendent for over 40 years, Lazaro Flores

infrastructure and are helping us transform Goat Hill Park into a very special place. I’ve been privileged to not only watch you and Mr. Peter Beames play the course, but also witness all the amazing changes at the Goat. For people who haven’t seen or been to the course since you took over, can you explain what you plan on doing in the near future? Aside from just keeping the place in much better condition and making some subtle changes on the golf course, we need to fix a couple of the greens and tees. The course is almost too difficult in some areas, so we are going to “soften” a couple of holes. But beyond that, our long-range plans include a new event center and a community garden. We also plan on continuing to add infrastructure for an enjoyable experience. One of the big drawbacks has been the drought and the raising cost of water, but the city has stepped in and promised to get us reclaimed water within the next year. So we’ll need to do some work getting that organized and fit into our irrigation system. As a successful entrepreneur and businessman, why is Goat Hill an asset to Oceanside and how can the people and community benefit from it? Goat Hill Park is a tremendous asset for Oceanside, and the surrounding areas—it can be the nucleus of the community. The purpose of any public golf course is to be a common ground, a place for recreation, exercise, and socialization. It’s a place to get outdoors for some   27

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You’ve been running the place since July, how are L to R: Cary Geensburg, Jason Connery, Peter Beames, things coming along? How has the city embraced Bob McKnight, Taylor Massey, John Ashworth. your plan and are they helping you? Well, we’ve gotten dirty! Actually, those who had visited Goat Hill the past couple of years would tell you it was in dire straights. When we took over the lease, the golf course conditions were very, very bad. The fairways were very sparse and mostly just dirt. The greens had been infested with Kikuyu grass, crab grass, and other assorted issues—they were in pretty awful condition. But I’m incredibly happy to say we’ve been able to bring the course back to life! In fact, it’s in amazing shape right now! We tilled up the fairways, over-seeded them in early November, and they came in fantastic. And then on the greens, we took our medicine and decided to spray out and kill all of the bad grasses—knowing full well it’d take a few months to get them back in shape, but we seeded them and tended to them by hand and I’m ex- list. It’s admittedly a short course, meaning it’s a par 66 tremely happy to say that the putting surfaces are in and is approximately 5,000 yards long, but I think that adds to the charm of the place, and is exactly the type really good shape. With a little elbow grease and a few coats of paint, of golf course that’s needed. The cool thing about Goat we’ve transformed our clubhouse into a killer little scene Hill is that every hole is so unique and is enjoyable for with a patio bar and a big screen TV with a little fire pit. any level of golfer. Even for a tour player, the “shot valWe call it “Lud’s” after Ludwig Keehn, who watched over ue” is incredible. I’ve had plenty of my PGA tour friends come out for a game, and they fall in Goat Hill from the mid 80‘s till about love with the place. After a few casu2006. Lud was responsible for the real rounds last summer, former US design from the nine-hole course to “When I head back to Open Champ Geoff Ogilvy went on to the eighteen-hole layout, and he was upstate New York to my win on tour and gave credit to the Goat a major supporter of junior golf in the other holiday—teaching for reconnecting him to the soul of the area. We still have a ton of things we golf—people have expressed game. want to do as to make Goat Hill Park a wanting to make the There are seven par 3s of all difbetter place and to fulfill our original pilgrimage to The Goat, ferent lengths, and there are ten par 4s plan, but I feel like we’ve done a bang as they see this as one ranging from 290 yards to 340 yards— up job in our first seven months. The of the holy grails of golf.” all sort of like the diabolical 10th at City of Oceanside and the council Riviera Country Club, which everyone members have been very supportive —Peter Beames, Magister Ludi loves. We have ten of those holes, thus far. I hope they see the benefit now of keeping it as a community asset that can be en- where a big hitter can try and drive the green. And then joyed by a great number of locals, tourists, and most im- we have one par 5. So all in all, Goat Hill Park has it’s own unique personality with great views, and it takes less time portantly—it’s a safe haven for kids. to play than a regulation course—plus, it’s affordable. Our mantra is “everyone is welcome.” We want beOver the years, you’ve consulted and/or been a part of designing golf courses. How does the Goat ginners to feel comfortable and not intimidated by anyHill Park compare and what makes it so special to thing. We have classes for beginners, and clinics for juniors on Saturday. And as someone who’s been making your heart? I’ve been lucky enough to play golf all over the world. “golf clothing” most of my adult life, it’s refreshing that we It may be surprising to hear, but in my opinion, the golf have no dress code! I love it. Freedom of expression experience at Goat Hill is right up toward the top of the reigns at Goat Hill Park. 28

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fresh air and get away from the everyday rat race. In the case of Goat Hill Park, it’ll be a great spot for all locals to take advantage of and call their own as an affordable place to play and have events etc. But because it’s such a beautiful and delightful golf course and setting, it’ll also serve as another viable destination for tourists to stay and play in the area—which will be great for all other businesses. The golf course was originally known as the Oceanside Carlsbad Country Club back in 1952. Then in 1972, a city ordinance went into effect that essentially protected the site to be open for public use as a golf and park setting—unless any new plan were to go to a vote of the people. The name was changed to Center City Golf Course, but all of the locals referred to it as Goat Hill. So when we took over the lease, we decided re-brand the site as Goat Hill Park. And we refer to it as “The People’s Park of Oceanside. World Class - Working Class.” Everyone is welcome.

“I’ve played golf all over the world, and a lot of the places— although beautiful and well manicured—felt stiff and pretentious, somewhat elite. I think golf needs to loosen up a bit, and Goat Hill is the kind of place a community can embrace and friends can enjoy!” —Jason Connery, Actor/ Director/Producer, son of actor Sean Connery

Goat Hill Park 2323 Goat Hill Drive (760) 433-8590 GOATHILLPARK.COM





Let us introduce you to a great organization

Mickey is proud, sharing “they all received a

Board member Bob Cartin, D.V.M., President

here in our hometown.

fine education from Oceanside schools and El

and CEO of Mission Animal and Bird Hospital

Welcome to El Camino Wildcat Foundation, a

Camino High School. Our family is involved in

also shares, “for me, my children received an

grass roots 501(c)3 whose sole purpose is to

this community and seeing our alumni doing

outstanding education here in the Oceanside

raise money in order to provide college

well, is a great feeling.” The eight member

schools, particularity ECHS. It is my desire to

scholarships to ECHS students, as well as

board consists of former teachers, administra-

not only give something back in the form of

grants to teachers. These grants are used for

tors, alumni and parents of ECHS graduates,

my time, but to also contribute financial sup-

classroom books, supplies, equipment, field

as well as local business owners.

port as well. I reside in Oceanside and I have

trips and monetary support for any meaning-

Each member has his or her own reason for

been operating my business here since 1988.

ful project which will enhance the achieve-

being part of this group and they all express an

Many of the young people who pass through

ment of ECHS students. Leading the founda-

appreciation for the legacy of the school as

El Camino High School will stay in town, some

tion for the past twelve years is retired teach-

well as a desire to make the future brighter for

may leave, but eventually many choose to

er Mickey Sanders. Mickey spent 27 years

current and incoming students.

return. It behooves all of us to give these high

teaching in the Oceanside School District and

school students as many resources as possi-

his wife 31 years with OUSD. Both his sons

ble so that they can become productive mem-

along with The Osider’s very own Jamey

bers of our community as they enter adult-

Stone and Louie Hayward, attended Oceans-


ide schools.

Inspiring students

to dream big

Each year The El Camino Wildcat Foundation sponsors events both on campus and around the community. This past December ECHS hosted the 7th Annual Girls Empowerment Day. Teacher Michele Diekelman, along with several faculty at El Camino hosted a group of 50 young women from Oceanside middle schools and high schools (including Cesar Chavez Middle School, Martin Luther King Middle School, Lincoln Middle School, Oceanside High School, Ocean Shores High School and El Camino High School). The event was also supported by PASS AmeriCorps and the Girls Learn International club. It was filled with inspirational speakers, educational sessions and group activities. During the two breakout sessions, the participants got information on three main topics: The first was, “College is for Me.” Focused on how any girl with a desire to further her education can find a way to go to college. The second topic was, “I’m Okay, You’re Okay.” Focused on living a healthy and balanced life. And the final session, “My Future Has No Limits.” Aimed to inspire girls to dream big by creating extraordinary things in their lives. One really wonderful thing about the day was the dedicated group of volunteers that helped make things go so smoothly.

Girls Empowerment Day

PASS AmeriCorps sent 15 volunteers, (from left) Teva Needleman, Alison many of whom work in the OUSD Sweet, Madison Means, Julia Gurrola, schools and others who came from surand Katelyn Bucknam. rounding districts. There were also many volunteers from the Girls Learn International Club at El Camino who helped set up, worked with the students, and served a delicious lunch.


Fun for the whole family

Join us online for upcoming events and volunteer opportunities!


The El Camino Wildcat Foundation reviews numerous grant applications each year. They have successfully granted 28 teachers over $21,850.00 in the past four years alone and in excess of $130,000.00 in scholarships and grants since 2002. There are no salaries taken and all monies donated go directly toward giving back to the school and students. The teacher grants are designed to go above and beyond the monies allocated to each department annually. The Foundation is proud to support the hard work and efforts of the outstanding staff and faculty at El Camino High School. Here’s a few examples of how these funds are dispersed:

The El Camino Wildcat Foundation has donated in excess of $130,000.00 in scholarships and grants since 2002!

Main gate, circa 1957.

Words by Kristi Hawthorne Photos courtesy of Oceanside historical society


The historic Rancho Santa Margarita was transformed from a vast cattle ranch to a training base for U.S. Marines in 1942. For over 70 years, Oceanside’s neighbor to the north has had a tremendous impact on our population, resources and economy. During World War II, Oceanside residents were supportive of the military as our sleepy beach town was transformed seemingly overnight.

Things You Didn’t Know About


It was once rumored that Al Capone was interested in buying Rancho Santa Margarita in the 1930s, causing quite a stir in Southern California. Although it’s never been determined if this rumor was factual, bootleggers during the prohibition years made extensive use of the seventeen-mile stretch of beaches to land and unload their cargo.


Helen Keller, blind and deaf author, visited blinded and injured servicemen in 1946 at Camp Pendleton’s Naval Hospital. On a trip sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind, her goal was to boost the morale of the injured World War II patients receiving care at the Santa Margarita Hospital. Keller said during her visit: “I feel it’s the servicemen—not I—who give the message for a brighter and better world.”


Camp Pendleton is named after Joseph H. Pendleton, the oldest United States Marine at the time of his death in 1942. Pendleton retired from active duty in 1924 after 46 years of service.

4 Major General Joseph H. Pendleton


Several Hollywood movies have been filmed at Camp Pendleton, including Sands of Iwo Jima, Heartbreak Ridge, Guadalcanal Diary and Baby Blue Marine. Most recently, Katy Perry filmed a music video on the base.


Presidents from Roosevelt to George W. Bush have stayed at or used the historic Ranch House while visiting Camp Pendleton, which is a California Historical Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Cast and crew of the movie Sands of Iwo Jima, on location with B Company 7th Marines at Camp Pendleton on July 30, 1949.


The old ranch brand “TO,” which marked thousands of head of cattle for many decades, was adopted as Camp Pendleton’s logo, and can still be seen throughout the base.


While many locals blame the Oceanside Harbor for our loss of sand on the beaches, it was actually Camp Pendleton’s boat basin built in the 1940s that impacted our sand levels.


Rodeos at Camp Pendleton began in 1948 and continued for over 50 years. In 1951, the rodeo drew 30,000 people in attendance when Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were the guest stars. Professional cowboys (as well as Marines) would compete and it was one of the premiere events featured on the base.


With the advent of Camp Pendleton, Oceanside’s population more than doubled in just five years from 4,651 to 10,698. The newspaper reported: “Service wives roam our streets, sleep in cars, on the park benches, on living room davenports, and out in garden swings”—all because of the severe housing shortage.


Harry W. Witman was the last general manager of Rancho Santa Margarita. The Marines offered him a captain’s commission to stay on at the ranch. It took nearly a year to dispose of the stock, which included 7,000 cows, 200 horses, and employed about 120 men.

For more information about Oceanside’s history, please visit


Oceanside has always been a haven for Southern California surfers. We have an abundance of beaches that all see consistent swell throughout the year. So it’s no surprise that over the past twenty years some of the best surfers in the world often bring the media here in hopes of getting their photo in the major surf magazines. Rob Keith, a long time Oceanside resident and one-time staff photographer for Surfer Magazine, has been shooting Ocean­ side for decades. Many of his images have been featured in Surfer, including numerous cover shots. Rob was kind enough to share some of his favorite Oceanside photos with us this issue and we couldn’t be happier. Thanks, Rob—we’re looking forward to seeing the next batch of goodness in 2015. 36



“Just a classic day working with Jason Bennett. It was all textbook—what do I got to do to get the photo [laughs]? It was just a super fun glassy morning. We were just past Wisconsin Street." Wintertime, 2000.

Keith Intro by Jamey Stone photos and captions by Rob Keith


R o b K eit h


P o rt fo l i o

“For about a week or so, Junior Seau, Donald Takayama, and some other really classic guys were all meeting down there. I’d really never seen Junior surf—I just knew he was actually showing up down there. I just posted up and watched for a few days. He wasn’t a ripper, but the guy was huge. That’s a lot of style for such a big guy. " Summer, North Jetty, 2005.


TOP: “This is from the Life’s A Beach Pro contest in 1994. Being that I lived right down the street from the Pier, it was something for me to cover. It was amazing how many people they put on that beach. It was a lot of people for that kind of contest.” BOTTOM: “This photo is from a Stubbies contest back in 1987-88. Mike Lambresi was a top pro back then. He was a close as you could get to being number one. Look at all the garb on him.”

“Chuy Reyna in the late 80s. We were doing a freesurf/photo shoot thing. I was doing stuff for Breakout Magazine then. We were just all goofing around at North Jetty. This was at the beginning of my career. Shortly after this photo shoot, Jeff Divine from Surfer Magazine called after seeing my stuff in Breakout and asked me to be a staff photographer. The rest is history.”


“We did an assault on DMJ’s for about a week. We snuck in and hid our car in the tomato fields. We had a perfect sandbar situation from a couple rainouts. The bars were killer. This is one of those soul sessions where it was just Willie Smith, Jason Bennett, and myself. The three of us went out on my jet ski. We just got epic surf with no one around. It was just perfection.” Willie blowing out the tail in winter, 2010.

“Once again on a mission trying to get the day documented. If the surf’s doing it, it’s always worth a good shot, no matter how long it takes. This was shot from the old trestle by where the Flying Bridge used to be. This is just after a washout.” South Jetty, winter, late 90s.

R o b K eit h P o rt fo l i o


R o b K eit h P o rt fo l i o


“Pretty much all Southern California almost burned out, which is really rare—we’re not Malibu. I had friends call me to stay at my house because people were getting evacuated. This photo was taken early morning and it’s from about the second or third day into the fires. It wasn’t really a big swell but still good enough to get the hues and the feel of what was going on. It was really eerie." Oceanside Pier, October 2007.


Local business

Surfside Animal Hospital Words: Alicia Stone Photos: Zach Cordner

Anyone who owns a pet knows how confusing and expensive Veterinary care can be. I can say firsthand that I’ve felt pressured (and shamed) in an exam room, not fully understanding which procedures my animal truly needed or treatments I should decline. That’s what makes Surfside Animal Hospital so different. Their mission statement reads, “Our utmost purpose is to be advocates for the health and well-being of our patients, through quality individualized patient and client care with uncompromising service. With honesty, integrity and emphatic listening, we will create mutual trust between ourselves and our clients.” That’s exactly the quality of care I’ve received from Surfside. Every one of their doctors, technicians, and front office staff were consistently kind, understanding, and patient during a recent crisis with our pet. Founder and owner of Surfside Animal Hospital, Dr. Gary Haver began working with animals at the age of fourteen. Since graduating from Ross University, he’s practiced in New York, Maryland, and California as an associate veterinarian, medical director, and a relief doctor servicing the San Diego County shelters. He also currently co-owns Peaceful Passing, an in-home pet euthanasia service. Surfside offers a myriad of services, including discounted vaccines, Avian/Exotic medicine, flea, tick and heartworm control, low-cost spay/neuter programs, Microchip Pet Identification, and many other aspects of general wellness care. They also run a full-service grooming facility. Their lobby is open and spacious with a beautiful aquarium in the center. They also stock many pet accessories and specialty food items as well. 44

Familiar with the area, Dr. Haver opened Surfside Animal Hos­ pital after working at The Neuter Scooter (a low cost mobile spay/ neuter clinic) in the parking lot near the Oceanside Police Sta­­ tion. He realized the need for Veterinary care in the area, saw a “For Rent” sign, and Dr. Gary Haver opened his doors to our residents. When asked about his goals for his business, he said, ”We want to continue to provide this community with excellent pet care. Surfside offers sterilization procedures at reasonable prices to help combat pet overpopulation and holds low cost vaccine clinics every weekend.” Surfside continues to gather loyal customers due to their professionalism and true love of animals. Just a glance at their Yelp reviews reassures that they are the best Veterinary hospital in this area. Oceanside is lucky to have them! And thank you, Surfside, from the Stone family for taking such great care of Captain Jack—we’re so happy to have him home and well! Surfside Animal Hospital 3876 Mission Avenue (760) 439-5500 SURFSIDEANIMALHOSPITAL.COM






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dining: coastal

Beach to Table: Privateer Coal Fired Pizza Words: Neens Photos: Zach Cordner

The Margherita Pizza

L to R: Owners Hector Reyna Jamey Stone, and Charlie Anderson


Privateer co-owners, Charlie Anderson, Jamey Stone, and Hector Reyna grew up in the neighborhood they call, “South O.” Picture The Sandlot kids, but instead of a grassy baseball field they posted up in the sand at Buccaneer Beach. These guys are Oceanside born and bred, and there’s no better group of locals that can determine what would benefit their hometown most. The Privateer is a place where locals can gather and hang out. “We felt this block needed more than burgers, fries, and rolled tacos. Our goal is to create high-quality food, offered at a reasonable price, with an open arms family environment,” said Stone. “Right now, there’s a movement of like-minded restaurateurs and now we have people from out of town coming into Oceanside for the food, and that never used to happen!” Upon opening the screened door at Privateer, you’ll typically be greeted by Charlie, Jamey, or GM Jason Hernandez—the man who takes care of the front of house. The darker faced, lighter neckline wetsuit tans worn by most of the staff is not a part of their uniform, but an indication that most who work here surf before every shift. Local beer taps are manned by some of Oceanside’s best known bartenders, and monthly art installations from legendary skate pros and surf photogs keep Privateer more of a pizza gallery than a pizza joint. But what elevates this restaurant above most pie shops are the geniuses that stand in the line of (coal) fire. Hector and Stephen Reyna are the father and son chef duo responsible for what comes out of the kitchen and onto your table. Both are graduated culinary students that take making pizzas as serious as Kobe Bryant when shooting a jump shot. It’s technical. Chef Stephen spoke about on his craft: “I’ll give you the ingredients to the dough we make. That’s easy. But you have to know how to stretch it and proof it properly. Then you have to understand the science of our coalfired oven, and how it “sears” the dough rather than just crisps it all the way through. We love that crispy, yet chewy texture you can only get when using coal.” While most places encourage you to load up on toppings, Chef Stephen encourages pizza enthusiasts to try their most simple pizza—the Margherita. He wants you to taste the high-quality ingredients and notice proper technique and execution. Of course, if you don’t want a Margherita, they have plenty of other options on the menu or you can build your own pizza. In addition, I recommend trying a seasonal vegetable side dish like Marinated Brussels Sprouts or the Spicy Cauliflower to your order. Lighter options of salads and sandwiches are available for lunch, and any time the Gnocchi is on the menu—order it, you just might have your mind blown! Privateer Coal fired pizza 1706 South Coast Highway (760) 453-2500

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dining: valley

From Bangkok to Mission Avenue: Ocean Thai Words and photos by neens Oceanside has such a great mix of people from different states and countries. Growing up with this kind of diversity is fun because we learn more traditions, we speak more languages, and, of course—we eat more types of food (my fave!). This is why I love the story of Ocean Thai. Sometimes we eat ethnic food and it doesn’t ever cross our minds as to how this restaurant came to be. But food tastes better when you understand where it came from. And Ocean Thai, for sure, was not born in Oceanside. I sat down with brother/sister co-owners, Thaweesak “Matt” Math and Hataya “Thim” Math, to ask them some questions while I ate their very delicious coconut ice cream.

Where are you from? Thim: Bangkok, Thailand. Our family moved here in the eighties. I worked in a shipping department and Matt joined the Navy. How did you end up in Oceanside? We lived in Los Angeles, and someone told us a restaurant was for sale in Oceanside. At first, we didn’t like Oceanside because back then it was slow and quiet— but now I don’t want to live anywhere else. We bought Ocean Thai on Mission in 1998. The restaurant was opened for a couple years already and we took it over. Seven years later, we opened up Vista Way in 2005. It’s our passion to share the food and culture of where we are from. What’s the specialty of the house? Our most popular dishes are our Drunken Noodles and our Pad Thai. You can order each dish with any pro48

tein: chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, duck, or tofu, and we can make any dish vegetarian and gluten-free. We have a spicy scale from 1-10, but you can ask for “Thai Hot” 15! Personally, we eat our food at a 5-7 range. If you prefer no spice, that’s okay, too. We’re one of very few Thai restaurants that make their own curry paste. Most ready-made curry pastes have some level of spice to them, but since we make ours in-house, we make sure it starts off with no spice at all. Each curry is made to order. We have no “day old” curry here! What else do you recommend people try? Our Pork Spare Rib dish is very popular. We marinade the ribs overnight. Then they are steamed, deep fried, and finally we wok it with black pepper, garlic, soy sauce, and hoisin sauce. To accompany the spare ribs, you can order a Green Papaya Salad that consists of green beans, tomato, garlic, Thai fresh chili, tamarind paste, and lime. We also have Thai Tea with boba to cool off your tongue if it’s on fire! Last question: What are your favorite things about Oceanside? Matt: I love the Oceanside Pier—it’s a magical place. Thim LOVES to go shopping at Sunset Market!

Ocean THAI 3846 Mission Avenue (760) 967-9901 Ocean THAI #2 2455 Vista Way (760) 722-9779

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Located on the east end of Oceanside Boulevard, The Draft Restaurant and Sports Bar is the place to be for watching your favorite sport events and enjoying great food with a giant selection of draft beers. Established eight years ago by owners Tom Ratowski and Derrick Mascia, two North County locals, they recently shed their old corporate name and have found success under their new moniker: The Draft. It has been well over a year now since the name change and the customers just keep on coming. A decade ago, the east end of Oceanside Boulevard was a bit desolate with a limited amount of businesses, but now with a thriving residential community and a new sports facility, The Draft caters to the needs of many with over 30 big screens and 30 draft beers. It’s no wonder why they’re considered one of the best sports bars in Oceanside. When I think of sports bars, wings are one of the first things that come to mind—and The Draft does not disappoint with some of the tastiest and largest wings in town. Definitely bring your appetite for their custom pizzas and their famous Draft burger. It’s a giant patty with all the fixings, including an onion ring and a fried egg, covered with a delicious rib sauce that is sure to satisfy the biggest of cravings. The menu isn’t just for the carnivorous— they also have a wide variety of healthy and tasty salads. As local business owners, Derrick and Tom are very adamant about giving back to the community. They’ll be hosting a breast cancer fundraiser with various other vendors, and they also sponsor many local sports teams and host parties for them in their giant family area. You can definitely see why it’s usually super busy at The Draft with families, sports enthusiasts, locals, and tourists alike. The amazing happy hour will bring you in and the great food, the staff, and hospitality will keep you coming back for more. The next time you are looking for a place to watch the game or the big fight, give The Draft a try—I don’t think you’ll be disappointed! 50

JT Rhoades

dining: inland

The Draft Big Screens, Burgers, and brews

Owners Derrick Mascia and Tom Ratowski

The Draft Restaurant & Sports Bar 4225 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 631-4700


South O Car Show Shining for a third year at South O Elementary Words: Promise Yee Photos: Zach Cordner

Come the third Saturday in March, you can almost see the collective gleam of just waxed cars beaconing from the South Oceanside car show. Hundreds of classic cars and tricked out motorcycles are showcased at South Oceanside Elementary to raise money for the school. PTO dad Dino Iacovino spearheaded the car show that’s grown into an annual tradition for locals and car enthusiasts. He said it took some convincing the first year to get everyone on board with the “out of the box” idea, but the car show has successfully raised around $7,000 annually. The car show is set up on the elementary school’s grass field. There are vender booths, live music, dragster start-ups, an ongoing raffle, and rows and rows of cars. The first year, Iacovino hoped 50 cars would show up. There were 118 entries, and 220 the following year. “Two week before the show 40 were signed up,” Iacovino said. “That Saturday cars were lined up around Cassidy.” Each year the show is fine-tuned. Last year a tattoo contest was added. This year the show layout will be changed to allow more cars and an organized flow. Over twenty trophies are awarded at the show for categories that range from best modern muscle car, to best VW bug, and best “under construction.” Dino said

the show is a perfect fit for the first time entry who may be in the process of restoring his car. He also added that he’s also hoping to get Lamborghinis in the show, and continues to invite exotic car owners to participate alongside hot rod and custom car owners. “If it has two wheels or four wheel and a motor, bring it,” replied Iacovino. “We want to see your car—all makes and models.” He said what makes the car show a big draw for car owners is that it raises money for the elementary school. Funds raised this year have not been earmarked yet, but he said he’d like to see them help support fifth grade camp and allow all students to attend. Dino has taken on the fundraiser as an act of love. He puts in about fifteen hours a week in the months leading up to the car show and makes his rounds at regional car shows to solicit car owners to participate, and also to visit local businesses for raffle prizes and trophy sponsorships. Iacovino credits the success of the annual show to community support and involvement.

South O Car Show Saturday, MArch 21 South O Elementary 1806 S. Horne St. 9am-3pm   51

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LLLReptile & Supply C0. Words: aaron schmidt Photos: Kiara Pope/Pirate Pics

In 1995, Loren Leigh began LLLReptile as a wholesale company that mainly bred lizards and geckos. After seeing a need to open his own storefront in 1998, Loren opened LLLReptile’s first retail outlet on Mission Avenue and had amazing success. The company has since expanded, boasts a tremendous online presence, and in 2013, they moved into their current location at 700 Seagaze Drive. Today at LLLReptile, you’ll find a smorgasbord of interesting reptiles ranging from Baby Madagascar geckos, giant Burmese Pythons, and Columbian Red Tailed Boas to Indonesian Box Turtles, Flapneck Chameleons, and the longest lizard in the world—the Large Croc Monitor. The following is an interview with LLLReptile owner Loren Leigh and his take on running one of the most interesting retail outlets in all of Oceanside. Who started LLLReptile and what does the name mean? I started LLLReptile back in 1995. The name is my initials—Loren Louis Leigh. The company got its start in 1992 breeding lizards (mainly a gecko called a Leopard Gecko), and then we ventured into other animal types. Our main business at the time was attending and selling at reptile related tradeshows and events, and also online. We were one of the first companies in our industry to embark on the web in 1995. We put up a simple homepage and began sending reptiles overnight throughout the US. We opened in Oceanside in 1998, and it functioned as our first retail store and shipping warehouse. Why open LLLReptile in Oceanside? I moved from Los Angeles to Oceanside in 1994. I’d been interested in moving my company into a retail store, and Oceanside had a lot of opportunities. North County didn’t have many pet stores that did anything with reptiles, and the coastal climate is ideal for all types of species of reptiles. How would you describe LLLReptile to someone who didn’t know anything about what you guys do?

We are one stop reptile shop. We have everything you need to care for and maintain healthy reptiles. We deal with snakes, turtles, tortoises, lizards, geckos, monitors, spiders, chameleons, frogs, and toads, to name a few. And lastly, we also ship all the feeder items needed to care for reptiles—this can include everything from crickets, roaches, and rodents all the way to ants and flies. We’re one of the few companies online that can fill all your reptile product needs, feeder needs, and reptile needs wanted in one place. What do you guys sell the most of? That’s a hard question as we offer so much. Right now trends are moving from large species of animals to small. Arrow frogs are very popular, and so are chameleons. What does the future have in store for LLLReptile? Our primary focus right now is on the captive breeding of new and exciting reptile species. We’re in the process of expanding into a ten- acre breeding farm. We’re also expanding our product assortment almost monthly—always carrying the newest trends in products and animals. And lastly, we hope to also expand our retail stores and online reach to more consumers internationally this year.

Owner Loren Leigh

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bar and restaurant guide Bakeries 101 Bagels & Subs 323 North Coast Highway (760) 421-6555 Chow’s Donuts 1906 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 757-1355 Hill Street Donut House 1926 S Coast Highway (760) 439-7741 La Perla Tapatia 1910 Mission Avenue (760) 721-8486 Le Rendez-Vous French Bakery 4225 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 414-9109 Leroy’s Sweet Potato Shack 3800 Oceanic Drive (760) 722-2690 Mission Donut House 1502 Mission Avenue (760) 757-2979 Mr. Donuts 1950 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 967-6508 Ohana Cupcakes 2455 Vista Way (760) 757-4262 Petite Madeline Bakery 223 N Coast Highway (760) 231-7300 Red Ribbon Bake Shop 47 Douglas Drive (760) 754-8460 Sam’s Donut Shop 3504 College Boulevard Suite A (760) 945-0416 SK’s Donuts 1129 S Coast Highway (760) 722-0455 56

San Luis Rey Bakery & Restaurant 490 N El Camino Real (760) 433-7242 Bar And Grills Cabo Bar & Grill 212 N Tremont Street (760) 637-2450 The Draft Restaurant & Sports Bar 4225 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 631-4700 Irina’s Bar & Grill 3375 Mission Avenue (760) 433-5086 Junkyard Grill & Sports Bar 3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd (760) 231-6600 Mission Avenue Bar & Grill (pg.17) 711 Mission Avenue (760) 637–2222

Oside Sportsbar & Grill 113 South Coast Highway (760) 722-5968 PCH Sports Bar & Grill 1835 S Coast Highway (760) 721-3955 Red Rooster 1985 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 754-8383 Rookie’s Sports Grill 2216 S El Camino Real (760) 757-1123 Tony’s Sports Bar & Grill 274 S Harbor Drive (760) 433-8466 Tremont Street Bar & Grill 311 N Tremont Street (760) 435-9555 BBQ Enzo’s BBQ 4111 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 643-9602 Felix’s BBQ with Soul 3613 Ocean Ranch Boulevard (760) 439-7072 Guahan Grill 4259 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 806-4826

New York Buffalo Wings & Ribs The Longboarder 3776 Mission Avenue 400 Mission Avenue (760) 721-2070 (760) 721-6776 Primo Foods 606 Morse Street (760) 439-8711

Mary’s Family Restaurant 307 North Coast Highway (760) 722-3052

Smokey J’s Pit BBQ 2251 S El Camino Real (760) 435-9700

Start Fresh Café 1034 South Coast Highway (760) 439-7940

That Boy Good 207 N Coast Highway (760) 433-4227

Stratford At the Harbor 280 South Harbor Drive (760) 453-2073

Breakfast Diners And Cafés

Swami’s Café 608 Mission Avenue (760) 966-1203

101 Café 631 South Coast Highway (760) 722-5220 Beachbreak Café (pg.4) 1802 South Coast Highway (760) 439-6355 Bessie’s 232 South Coast Highway (760) 967-9371 Breakfast Club Diner 228 North Coast Highway (760) 722-3124 The Broken Yolk Cafe 2434 Vista Way (760) 967-9655 Buccaneer Café 1508 South Pacific Street (760) 966-1804

Breweries/Tap Rooms Bagby Beer Company 601 South Coast Highway (760) 270-9075 Beer Brewing Company 1815 South Coast Highway (760) 505-0160 Breakwater Brewing 101 North Coast Highway (760) 433-6064 Legacy Brewing Co. 363 Airport Road (760) 705-3221 Oceanside Ale Works 1800 Ord Way (760) 721-4253

Pour House Come On Over Boutique & Cafe 1903 South Coast Highway 2405 Oceanside Blvd (760) 730-5944 (760) 687-6193 Stone Company Store Don’s Country Kitchen 310 North Tremont Street 1938 South Coast Highway (760) 529-0002 (760) 722-7337 Surfside Tap Room Grandma’s Restaurant 507 North Coast Highway 539 Vista Bella Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 757-8777 Tap That Harbor House Café 3207 Roymar Road Suite E 714 North Coast Highway (760) 433-4827 (760) 722-2254 Burgers Hill Street Café 524 South Coast Highway Angelo’s Burgers (760) 966-0985 1050 South Coast Highway (760) 757-4064 Jennie’s Café (pg.59) 1001 South Coast Highway Angelo’s Burgers (760) 433-2060 621 North Coast Highway (760) 757-5161

The Habit Burger Store 1906 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 757-1355 Paul’s Place 3671 Mission Avenue (760) 721-0124 Pit Stop Diner 3825 Mission Avenue (760) 901-4299 Ruby’s Diner 1 Oceanside Pier (760) 433-7829 Smashburger 3460 Marron Road (760) 729-1686 Ty’s Burger House 515 Mission Street (760) 757-5890 Chinese BLVD Chinese Kitchen & Sake Bar 514 South Coast Highway (858) 603-0747 Chef Chin 3829 Plaza Drive (760) 806-9606 Chin’s Szechwan Cuisine 4140 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 631-4808 China Star Super Buffet 1401 Mission Avenue (760) 435-9001 Chu’s Quik Wok 815 College Boulevard (760) 726-7771 Great Wok Of China 4635 Frazee Road (760) 439-8939 Pick Up Stix 125 Old Grove Road (760) 967-4081 Quik Wok 2184 Vista Way (760) 439-2228 The Mandarin 1058 Mission Avenue (760) 439-0288

Coffee/Tea Banana Dang 115 South Coast Highway (760) 846-0162 Black Rock Coffee Bar 1918 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 722-7133 Bubble Tea 318 Pier View Way (760) 967-0088 The Cup 206 Wisconsin Avenue (760) 231-9817 Hit the Spot Coffee 624 South Coast Highway (760) 433-3004 Jb Juice & Coffee 4635 Frazee Road (760) 529-0807 Jitterz Coffee Pub 510 North Coast Highway (760) 967-7886 Kona Hut 1940 South Freeman Street (760) 757-7873

Harbor Pelican 1380 North Pacific Street (760) 722-5853

Ohana Hawaiian BBQ 459 College Boulevard (760) 630-6800

The Cheesesteak Grill 1771 South Oceanside Boulevard (760) 529-0077

Ice Cream/ Frozen Yogurt

Cream of the Crop 2009 South Coast Highway (760) 433-2757 I Love Bagels Cafe 3910 Vista Way (760) 945-3838 Port of Subs 510 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 439-3354 Red & White Market 510 Vista Way (760) 433-5516 Jersey Mike’s Subs 4111 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 295-3339 Submarina 3809 Plaza Drive (760) 945-7840 Gastropub

Nautical Bean Coffee Co. 240 Harbor Drive South (760) 722-4851

Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen 626 South Tremont Street (760) 453-2940

Pier View Coffee Company 300 Pier View Way (760) 966-1150

Local Tap House (pg. 7) 308 S Coast Hwy (760) 547-1469

San Diego Coffee Tea & Spice 1722 South Coast Highway (760) 439-8001 Succulent Cafe 322 North Cleveland Street (760) 717-9612 Tapioca Express 2611 Vista Way (760) 722-8279 Deli/Sandwiches Gandolfo’s New York Delicatessen 3617 Ocean Ranch Boulevard (760) 435-0006 Z-Market San Miguel Deli 3200 Mission Avenue (760) 967-2184


Masters Kitchen and Cocktail (pg. 9) 208 South Coast Highway (760) 231-6278

Baskin Robbins 4201 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 631-1286 Baskin Robbins 1112 South Coast Highway (760) 722-0654 Coldstone Creamery 4635 Frazee Road (760) 433-8658 Coldstone Creamery 514 Mission Avenue (760) 722-0880 FroYo Love 3480 Marron Road (760) 434-0701 Frugos Yogurt 3509 Cannon Road (760) 732-1000 J.R.’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice 1943 South Coast Highway (760) 809-8304 Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt 4160 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 940-9866 Menchie's Frozen Yogurt 2525C Vista Way (760) 730-5728 Nana And Pop’s Sweet Shop 280 Harbor Drive (760 722-1723


Ocean Rainbow 3784 Mission Avenue (760) 435-0750

Irina’s Bar & Grill 3375 Mission Avenue (760) 433-5086

Red Cup Frozen Yogurt 301 Mission Avenue (760) 637-2189


Red Cup Frozen Yogurt 4259 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 842-8738


L&L Hawaiian Barbecue 4225 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 726-0888 Maui Hawaiian BBQ 2455 Vista Way (760) 722-8383

Southern Snoballs 802 South Tremont Street (760) 496-8690

Firehouse Subs 2619-B1 Vista Way (760) 721-4321   57

Italian/Pizza Big Bob’s Best Pizza 3617 Ocean Ranch Boulevard (760) 231-5050 Brooklyn Boyz Pizza 2183 Vista Way (760) 757-4992 Carmine’s 119 South Coast Highway (760) 966-6888 Cusimano’s Pizzeria 3809 Plaza Drive (760) 414-1200 Dominic’s at the Harbor Restaurant & Pizzeria 268 Harbor Drive South (760) 754-1881 Fratelli’s 3915 Mission Avenue (760) 696-9007 Killer Pizza From Mars 3772 Mission Avenue (760) 722-6060

Two Brothers From Italy 4760 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 758-3638

Umi Japanese Grill & Café 401 Mission Avenue (760) 439-3566

Diego’s Mexican Food 1030 South Coast Highway (760) 721-1985

Upper Crust Pizza 4196 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 630-9330

Waraii Sushi 4225 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 630-3770

El Mundo De Mariscos 3110 San Luis Rey Road (760) 754-8922

Venetos 608 North Coast Highway (760) 722-1228

Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub 1815 South Coast Highway (760) 271-0531

Fiesta Mexicana 3784 Mission Avenue (760) 757-9872

ZIGZAG Pizza 333 North Myers Street (760) 433-1555 Japanese/Sushi Aria Korean BBQ & Sushi 3744 Mission Avenue (760) 967-4090 Café De Thai & Sushi 4196 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 945-5533 Go Go Japan Sushi 4121 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 630-1288

Korean Aria Korean BBQ & Sushi 3744 Mission Avenue (760) 967-4090 Waraii Sushi 4750 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 630-3770 Mexican Anita’s Restaurant 309 South Coast Highway (760) 722-6323

Hana Sushi 2415 Vista Way (760) 439-3283

Anita’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina 2250 South El Camino Real (760) 757-7745

Harney Sushi 301 Mission Avenue (760) 967-1820

Bull Taco 1815 South Coast Highway (760) 453-2103

Sushi N Joy 2530 Vista Way (760) 721-1888

Café Rosarita 1816 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 722-6224

Roma’s Pizza & Grill 617 North Redondo Drive (760) 757-2003

Hon Sushi 1733 South Coast Highway (760) 529-0255

Carlito’s Chicken 158 Roymar Road (760) 433-3427

Rosina’s Italian Restaurant 3613 Ocean Ranch Boulevard (760) 721-5000

Kaisen 1906 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 757-1484

Round Table Pizza 3440 Marron Road (760) 434-5977

Kyoto Gift & Food 559 Greenbrier Drive (760) 757-5456

Ceja’s Mexican Diner & Grill 4259 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 945-2199

Santino’s Pizza 401 Mission Avenue (760) 967-6300

Love Boat Sushi 125 Old Grove Road (760) 721-3737

Shakey’s Pizza Parlor 4141 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 940-4243

Sushi 21 2216 South El Camino Real (760) 722-8210

Tony Pepperoni Pizzeria 805 College Boulevard (760) 726-6400

Teri Café 2216 South El Camino Real (760) 722-8399

La Casa Pizza 209 North Tremont Street (760) 722-1949 The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza (pg.60) 1706 Pacific Coast Highway (760) 453-2500


Colima’s Mexican Restaurant 404 Pier View Way (760) 439-4045 Compadres Chicken 4225 B Oceanside Boulevard (760) 806-6867 Davina’s Mexican Restaurant 3320 Mission Avenue (760) 722-8017 De Kotija’s Taco Shop 3504 College Boulevard (760) 758-0399

Gourmet Tamales 3616 Ocean Ranch Boulevard (760) 439-3343 Johnny Manana’s 308 Mission Avenue (760) 721-9999 King Burrito 3490 Marron Road (760) 720-9747 La Perla Tapatia 625 North Redondo Drive (760) 722-2877 La Perla Tapatia 1910 Mission Avenue (760) 721-8486 Los Tacos 2183 Vista Way (760) 757-8226 Marieta’s 485 Vandegrift Boulevard (760) 967-1769 Mariscos Ensenada 1405 South El Camino Real (760) 967-6024 Mi Asador Mexican and Seafood Restaurant 4750 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 806-6684 Miramar Fish Tacos And Beer 41 Douglas Drive (760) 721-2147 Pedro’s Tacos 656 Benet Road (760) 722-7221 Pollos Maria 125 Old Grove Road (760) 435-9071 Roberto’s Taco Shop #13 518 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 757-2377

Roberto’s Taco Shop 2983 Via Las Rosas (760) 433-5004

Joe’s Crab Shack 314 Harbor Drive (760) 722-1345

Hunter Steak House 1221 Vista Way (760) 433-2633

Roberto’s Taco Shop 3617 Ocean Ranch Boulevard (760) 721-1296

Jolly Roger 1900 Harbor Drive North (760) 722-183 Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill 262 Harbor Drive South (760) 433-1900


San Luis Rey Bakery & Restaurant 490 N El Camino Real (760) 433-7242 Peruvian Panca Peruvian Cuisine & Rotisserie 1902 South Coast Highway (760) 722-3396 Seafood 333 Pacific 333 North Pacific Street (760) 433-3333 Harbor Fish & Chips 276 Harbor Drive South (760) 722-4977 Hello Betty Fish House 211 Mission Avenue (760) 722-1008

1001 South Coast Highway (760) 433-2060

Marisco’s Ensenada 1405 South El Camino Real (760) 967-6024 Oceanside Broiler 1325 North Harbor Drive (760) 722-3474 Tin Fish Oceanside 302 North The Strand (760) 966-0007 Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub 1815 South Coast Highway (760) 271-0531 Steakhouses 333 Pacific 333 North Pacific Street (760) 433-3333

Café De Thai & Sushi 4196 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 945-5533 Papaya Bay Thai 3815 Mission Avenue (760) 529-4766 Rim Talay 508 Mission Avenue (760) 435-2007 Savory Thai 3829 Plaza Drive (760) 806-9606 Thai Garden 4750 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 940-1009 Thai Table 1910 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 721-4850

Taiwanese Taiwan Cafe 4225 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 945-2156 Vietnamese I Love Pho 3809 Plaza Drive (760) 630-8889 Mr. Pho 4750 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 940-1306 Pho House 3753 Mission Avenue (760) 754-9999 Pho Oceanside 518 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 754-2828 Yummy Pho 4225 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 631-1800

The Wok Inn 511 Mission Avenue (760) 754-2167

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