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SEPT. 19, 2014
Founder of the BISSELL Pet Foundation, Cathy Bissell, and her dogs Roxy, Taz, D.J., and K.C. Photo by Steph Harding
Center receives foundation grant
By Christina Macone-Greene
Helen Woodward Animal Center was
recently awarded $3,000 from the
BISSELL Pet Foundation. The foundation, which was established in 2011,
is championed by Cathy Bissell. Its
mission is to offer assistance to both
rescue and shelter programs fanning
the nation to help homeless pets.
Development manager at the Helen Woodward Animal Center, Laurel
Dalsted, wants people to know that
the BISSELL Pet Foundation is a new
funder for them.
“We’re very excited to have them
on board supporting our adoption program,” Dalsted said. “And the grant
that we received from them is going
to help provide medical care for the
adoptable pets that we have here at
the center to get them prepared to become available for adoption.”
And every cent counts.
“We’re just really grateful that
the BISSELL Pet Foundation has chosen to reach out and provide these
opportunities to animal organizations
across the country to get help for
these pets,” she said.
Joanna Randazzo, BISSELL Pet
Foundation Coordinator, said their
foundation awarded $3,000 to the
Helen Woodward Animal Center for
the medical care of orphaned pets to
prepare them for placement in a forever home.
Treatments may include an array of veterinary services, vaccines,
lab work costs, pharmaceuticals and
The BISSELL Pet Foundation reviewed numerous funding queries.
“Our grant review committee
poured through over 100 applications and selected those that they felt
would make the most impact for pets
in need,” Randazzo said. “The committee was impressed by the Helen
Woodward Animal Center’s passion
and commitment to homeless animals
and items outlined in the grant fit
very closely to our mission.”
According to Randazzo, they
awarded a total of $116,350 to 30
various organizations dedicated to
adoption, foster care, spay/neuter
programs, emergency relief and miTURN TO GRANT ON A18
Longtime trainer may return to position
contracts with athletic trainers that
REGION — As the athletic required them to refer student athtraining service provider to San Dieguito Union High School District
high schools continues negotiations
to bring back the longtime trainer at Torrey Pines, the school district is also considering revamping
its trainer service contract model,
which school district officials said
is obsolete.
“We’re headed to a much wider discussion, working with school
sites to look at what services we
need to be providing through the
contract,” said Eric Dill, the associate superintendent of business services. “It’s time to modernize it.”
Eric Dill
The decision comes after the
Associate Superintendent, SDUHSD
district’s recently-approved contract with Kearny Mesa-based Rehab United had come under fire
from by parents who, following the
company’s decision to part ways letes to their facilities or face terwith trainer Christina Scherr, ques- mination.
tioned provisions in the company’s
Parents and critics said the dis-
By Aaron Burgin
We need to sit
down with the schools,
the athletic directors,
coaches and trainers
and ask, ‘What should
we be providing?”
covered clause created a conflict
of interest with trainers if they believed a different facility or a hospital could provide better services
to the student.
District officials have discussed
with Rehab United removing the
contract language, as well as another provision that outlines a compensation program in which trainers
are paid a 15 percent commission
for signing athletic teams up for the
company’s other services, such as a
strength and conditioning program
or injury prevention courses.
Scherr, Dill said, appears to be
returning to Torrey Pines.
“Nothing is yet official, but I
have heard nothing but positive
things,” Dill said.
Beyond those issues, Dill said,
the discussion with parents and the
trainer unveiled a need to look at
the training contract model, which
Jennifer Gramins with her husband, Dr. Robert Gramins at the
ROMP gala last year. Courtesy photo
Rancho Santa Fe resident
champions annual ROMP Gala
By Christina Macone-Greene
— Marking its fifth year,
the ROMP Gala for Ronald
McDonald House Charities of San Diego, will put
their philanthropic hearts
and generosities towards
a very special cause. Its
theme this year is Le
Cirque du ROMP.
Jennifer Gramins, a
RSF resident, is serving
as its event chair for the
Sept. 20 fundraising affair.
As the event continues to
evolve and grow, Gramins
is honored to help propel it
forward with her dedicated event committee members.
Gramins describes her
community as wonderful,
as she is always pleasantly
surprised by the generosity of her fellow RSF residents.
“This will be our milestone fifth year and we are
making the Le Cirque du
ROMP an unforgettable
one. We have a great creative designer bringing
some Parisian Bohemian
flair to our circus,” Gramins said.
Gramins wants people to know that they cannot talk about this year’s
ROMP without mentioning
the iconic Steven Tyler,
who is their headline entertainment.
“We are all thrilled
that he can join us for the
evening, performing some
of his incredible hits,” she
Guests will also enjoy gourmet savories, and
spectacular silent and live
auction items.
The venue is also another special treat. A private club in La Jolla was
the designated location
with an outstanding ocean
view. The setting, Gramins said, was a perfect fit
in terms with cocktail hour
and dinner program flexibility.
Money raised on this
special evening will filter
back to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San
In the last four years,
Gramins said has taken
part in the committee.
“When my friend
asked me to co-chair the
ROMP with her last year, I
couldn’t pass up the opportunity to continue my work
with the Ronald McDonald
House,” she said, adding
how the transition to event
chair was a natural fit.
Gramins said the
Ronald McDonald House
is a 47-bedroom facility,
housing families that have
children being treated at a
local hospital.
“As someone who has
been fortunate enough to
be blessed with a healthy
child, I can only imagine
the stress and fear these
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T he R ancho S anta F e News RSF Association hears updates and meets Encinitas sheriff captain
By Christina Macone-Greene
the start of the September RSF
Board of Director’s meeting, acting manager, Ivan Holler reminded all to speak a little louder since
they were audio recording it.
The decision to audio record
meetings and upload the audio
files onto the Association’s website claimed a unanimous vote
last month.
Prior to presenting her report, RSF board president, Ann
Boon said staff had been extremely busy in the last few weeks on a
lot of big projects they have underway.
She then turned the next portion of the meeting over to Holler.
He began with an update on
properties which were sold in the
area combined with new registered voters.
“You may recall back
through the end of June, we had
32 newly registered voters and 61
properties that were sold,” Holler
The new numbers tallied for
the end of August are 80 properties sold since the first of the year
and 42 registered voters.
Holler wanted to reiterate
and confirm to the board that the
Association is indeed sending out
reminder letters to new residents
after they have received their
welcome letter for a span of time.
If the Association doesn’t
hear back from new residents, the
effort of the follow-up letter is to
trigger voter registration.
Wilkinson, wondered why they
couldn’t receive 80 voter registrations from the 80 new residents.
He asked Holler if any of the residents were “out of state.”
“A lot of them are from out
of state,” Holler confirmed. “We
are reaching out to them on two
distinct occasions and actually
personalize the letters that we
send to them.”
The Association is working
hard to make voter registration
For the second part of his
update, Holler turned the floor
over to Sheriff Cpt. Theresa Adams-Hydar of the Encinitas Command.
Adams-Hydar explained to
everyone that the Encinitas command covers Encinitas, Solana
Beach, Del Mar and unincorporated areas such as Rancho Santa
Fe and Fairbanks Ranch.
“And now, we have 4S
Ranch,” she said. “It’s a big chunk
of property and a lot of people.”
Adams-Hydar said that their
command post also includes the
rail unit stretching from Orange
County to Union Station, and
then out to Escondido.
After introducing her lieutenants, she told the board that
they started working together as
a team back in April.
Adams-Hydar went on to say
that they kicked-off with a bang
beginning with the San Diego
County Fair, Del Mar Races, and
the summer season.
With that said, she was there
to fill the void of not getting to
know the Association sooner.
“We wanted to introduce ourselves, give out cards, and shake
hands,” she said, noting how they
were there to answer questions
and address concerns.
She also wanted the Association to know their command post
works in partnership with the
Rancho Santa Fe Patrol.
“We are at your beckon call,”
Adams-Hydar said.
Community Center
reports to Association
By Christina Macone-Greene
A plan nearly 15 years in the making to place sand on Solana Beach and Encinitas beaches recently received a recommendation for approval
from the assistant secretary of the Army. The two cities have been working with the Army Corps of Engineers to reduce damage to more than
eight miles of the shoreline. A final decision is expected next year. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek
Region’s 50-year sand project is still on track
By Bianca Kaplanek
REGION — Contrary
to what’s been rumored,
a project that could place
more than 1.5 million cubic yards of sand on Solana Beach and Encinitas
beaches over 50 years “has
not died,” Solana Beach
City Councilwoman Lesa
Heebner said.
In fact, it recently received a recommendation
for approval from the assistant secretary of the Army.
“That’s a big milestone
for us,” Heebner said at the
Sept. 10 meeting.
The two cities have
been working with the
Army Corps of Engineers
for nearly 15 years to reduce damage to more than
eight miles of beach beginning at the mouth of Batiquitos Lagoon in Encinitas
and stretching south to
include the entire 1.7-mile
Solana Beach coastline except an area north of Tide
The plan was to use
sand from offshore borrow sites to renourish the
beaches on a regular cycle for 50 years starting in
The tentatively recommended plan is to replace
100 feet of beach every five
years in Encinitas and 200
feet of sand every 13 years
in Solana Beach, which has
an initial placement volume of 700,000 cubic yards.
After receiving what
Solana Beach City Manager David Ott defined as
“unheard of” unanimous
approval from the California Coastal Commission
the second time the project
was presented to that state
agency, final plans were
submitted in March of this
year to the planning division of the Army Corps of
There were
many times
when we thought
that this just
wasn’t going
to happen.”
Tom Campbell
Mayor, Solana Beach
Engineers Headquarters.
But a process that
should have taken 30 to 60
days was delayed, in part
because of some issues
with the Encinitas portion
of the project, Ott said.
Although those problems were resolved the
holdup resulted in the project not being included in
the Water Resources Development Act in time to
obtain federal funding.
Heebner called that
missed deadline somewhat
of a “red herring” since
it was more of a timing issue with the federal government’s fiscal year. She
said it was a “bureaucratic
deadline” that “had nothing to do with losing an opportunity.”
The plan was then
deemed a “legacy project,”
and on Aug. 25 a special
meeting was held to determine whether the Army
Corps of Engineers wanted
to continue to fund projects that had gone beyond
a deadline.
The project cleared
that hurdle and is now
headed for a review by the
civil works board, hopefully in February, Ott said.
If it receives support
at that level, the next step
will be the chief’s report
approval, perhaps sometime in summer 2015.
“Then, obviously, that
would mean the plan is approved,” Ott said. Following that would be the construction document phase,
for which state and federal
money is already allocated. That will take about 18
Although the majority
of the cost, which could be
up to $50 million, will be
paid with state and federal money, the Interstate 5
widening project will help
with funding.
As part of that project,
about 1 million cubic yards
of beach-ready sand will be
dredged from the San Elijo
That will be a big savings because there will be
less of a need to bring in a
large vessel to dredge sand
from offshore, Ott said.
Although it will still
be several years before
any sand is placed on local
beaches, Solana Beach and
Encinitas should have confirmation on whether the
project will actually come
to fruition by next year.
“This project started
almost 15 years ago,” said
Mayor Tom Campbell who,
along with former Councilman Joe Kellejian, served
on the original committee
formed during the project’s
He said the two attended “many countless meetings, frustrating meetings
with the Army Corps, the
consultants and environmental groups.”
“There were many
times when we thought
that this just wasn’t going
to happen,” Campbell said.
“But patience, it paid off.
Hopefully we can get funding allocated and it will be
a great project.”
Env ironmenta lists
have criticized the replenishment, saying it could
harm marine life and permanently damage surf
breaks in the area.
— At the Board of Director’s meeting, both members and directors had the
opportunity to hear updates from the RSF Community Center.
Giving the update was
Board President of the
RSF Community Center,
Molly Wohlford, serving
her third year term.
Wohlford began the
update with highlighting
summer program excellence.
“They were probably one of our highest
we’ve ever had and sold
out throughout the whole
summer. It was pretty
awesome,” she said. “And
our current fall programs
are skyrocketing right now
with our kids programs.”
Wohlford also touched
upon the summer supper programs, telling the
board and members at the
meeting how well they
went. She described them
as an intimate evening.
Summer supper programs are an adult event
where neighbors are able
to meet one another and
make new friends.
She wanted everyone
to know that if they hadn’t
had an opportunity to take
part in one that she suggested they do next summer.
Residents of RSF
opened their homes for
these soirees.
Wohlford said she
became president three
years ago because she felt
it was important to make a
difference in the community. And in doing so, she
told the board, it has made
a difference in her life
while her kids absolutely
love the area.
Wohlford shared that
the Adult Dodgeball Tournament is slated for Sept.
“That is my very favorite thing to do to get all
your aggressions out on in
the evening,” she joked.
Right around the corner, is the RSF Community
Center’s Annual Golf Classic Oct. 27. It will be held
at the RSF Golf Club.
“I encourage you guys
to join,” she said, adding
how community members
would soon be getting literature regarding this fun
“And this is our second biggest fundraiser of
the year,” Wohlford said.
She continued, “It helps
our community center run
all its programs and keeps
the staff that we have and
at the level that we have.”
Wohlford went on to
say that their organization
does not receive money
from the Association or
state funding.
They work hard to
maintain and sustain.
From their annual
gala in May, she told the
board; they were able to
raise a nice amount of
money and gave back to
So we’re
proud of what
we’re doing at
the Center.”
Molly Wohlford
Board President,
RSF Community Center
the community.
She and their staff
director, Linda Durket,
made a special visit the
day before.
and I were able to give a
sizeable check back to the
Rancho Santa Fe Fire Department which was really
special for our community
center,” she said.
“So we’re really proud
of what we’re doing at the
Center, and I hope you
guys really think about
joining as a family.”
everyone that the Community Center just isn’t for
kids, but it’s for the whole
family, with adult activities.
Following Wohlford,
RSF Association board
president, Ann Boon said a
few words about the Community Center. Recently,
she had a tour with Durket.
“I was absolutely
amazed at what you do,”
she said, adding how they
are a great asset to the
Boon called the Community Center’s donation
to the RSF Fire Department, “above and beyond
the call of duty.” A4
T he R ancho S anta F e News SEPT. 19, 2014
Views expressed in Opinion & Editorial do not
necessarily reflect the views of The Coast News
Community Commentaries
Be someone’s hero using new app
By Michael Murphy
Letters to the Editor
Cyclists and bike lanes
I live in Rancho Santa
Fe. When driving our local
roads I too often encounter
bicycle riders who seem to
have a death wish. Instead
of riding where there is a
big wide bike trail like on
the Del Dios Highway (S6), a few insist on riding
on Camino Del Norte or
El Montevideo roads, for
example. Those and most
other RSF 2-lane roads are
dangerous! There is no
bike lane on many stretches. There are many right
turns in which a driver
cannot see whether a bicycle is in the traffic lane
ahead. But a driver MUST
not swing out wide over the
double yellow stripes because a car going 40 MPH
might be in the on-coming
lane. Nobody wants to risk
a head-on collision. But
drivers are NOT going to
slow to bicycle speed before rounding every blind
corner. We can only hope a
bicyclist is not in the traffic lane ahead.
A few years ago my
neighbor in Solana Beach,
Dave Curnow while riding
his bicycle was hit by a car.
Dave remains paralyzed
from the chest down. He
was right, the driver was
wrong, but Dave is still
paralyzed. A bicyclist always loses in any collision
with a car. Riding where
there are no bike lanes and
blind corners seems foolhardy in the extreme. If I
were a bicyclist, I wouldn’t
risk injury just because a
road is more scenic.
Larry Whitaker,
Rancho Santa Fe
Just the facts, please!
As a Candidate for
Escondido Mayor, current
Deputy Mayor Olga Diaz
must look at the larger
picture from a macro view
perspective to consider
what is most in Escondido’s
overall public interest as a
city? That is why she supports Escondido’s Proposition H (The Lakes proposal for subdivision, public
parks, public community
facilities, developer con-
tribution for extra million,
besides developer impact
That’s why I support
Olga Diaz’ position, instead of considering only
the micro-view of what’s
best for County Club residents, and ECCHO’s own
self interest.
Olga’s support for
Prop. H reflects careful
analysis and judgment. I
trust Deputy Mayor Diaz’
position, because it will
have a better fiscal outcome (lesser cost) to the
city of Escondido’s taxpayers, than the alternative(s). Olga deserves
credit, not criticism, for
display of superior fiscal
responsibility than incumbent Mayor Abed.
Patricia Borchmann,
Where are the girls?
This past August in
Los Angeles, Google held
the finals for its annual
Code Jam computer coding
contest. Of the 26 finalists,
there were no females.
Last year the San Dieguito Union High School
District began offering a
coding elective in its middle schools. Ninety-five
percent of the students
who enrolled were boys.
This year the percentage
improved somewhat to 88
percent boys. Where are
the girls?
continues to be one of the
fastest growing and highest paid fields. The U.S.
Department of Labor projects that by 2020, there
will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings.
Yet U.S. universities anticipate that they will produce only enough qualified
graduates to fill 29 percent
of these jobs.
In light of this information and when I consider
what the future might hold
for my 10-year-old daughter, the following statistics
from the Girls Who Code
com) are equally alarming:
• Despite the fact
that 55 percent of overall
AP test takers are girls,
only 17 percent of AP Computer Science test takers
are high school girls;
• In middle school,
74 percent of girls express
interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and
Math (STEM), but when
choosing a college major,
just 0.3 percent of high
school girls select computer science;
• While 57 percent
of bachelor’s degrees are
earned by women, just 12
percent of computer science degrees are awarded
to women.
This is not OK. Is there
something more we can do
at our schools to encourage
more female participation?
I believe there is and that’s
why I’m running for the
Board of the San Dieguito
Union High School District.
There used to be a similar issue with girls and
science, but for the last
five years the San Dieguito School District has had
a 50/50 gender balance in
the AP level math and science courses. Part of the
solution is to recognize the
problem. Once we shed
light on it the School Board
can encourage actions that
increase enrollment. If I
am elected to the Board,
this is exactly what I intend to do. Learn more
about me from my website
Rimga Viskanta
Candidate for San
Dieguito Union High School
District Board
Want to save someone’s life? Well,
now there’s an app for that.
Thanks to a partnership between
the county and city of San Diego, as well
as emergency responders — including
American Medical Response — a new
app is now available to San Diego County residents that will undoubtedly save
lives, perhaps someone you know.
The app, known as PulsePoint, is designed to help keep alive those who suffer a cardiac emergency.
Here’s how it works:
Have you ever been to a restaurant
or somewhere else and you hear a siren
off in the distance, and then it gets louder and louder, closer and closer, and then
you see an ambulance pull up outside?
Oftentimes, paramedics are responding to someone who’s gone into cardiac
But many times, there are people
nearby — across the street or next door —
who are trained in CPR, but are unaware
of the emergency and unable to help.
Using the PulsePoint app, which
features the latest GPS technology, 9-11 dipatchers will now be able to send a
text message to citizens who are trained
in CPR of a nearby cardiac emergency
at the same time they dispatch an ambulance.
Anyone who signs up for the app and
receives the notification will be able to
respond quickly and begin administering
Michael Murphy is General Manager
of American Medical Response in San
Diego County.
Signs indicate state’s recovery will last
California Focus
By Thomas D. Elias
There are still skeptics who maintain the
California economy remains in recession, that
talk of economic recovery
amounts to whistling past
the proverbial graveyard
when unemployment remains above 7 per cent.
Gov. Jerry Brown labeled these folks “declinists” two years ago, when
unemployment was much
higher and the signs of recovery were not nearly as
strong as they are today.
But those signs are
now seemingly almost everywhere, even though a
few major corporations
are in the process of moving headquarters elsewhere.
For one thing, in midsummer, California – like
the rest of America – finally had gained back all
jobs lost in the recession
of 2007-11.
The new jobs may be
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the life-saving technique, keeping the
victim’s heart beating until paramedics
Without question, those first few
minutes after someone goes into cardiac
arrest are critical: a person’s chance of
survival skyrockets when CPR is administered right then and there.
In fact, CPR almost triples one’s
chances of survival.
Unfortunately, only 32 percent of
cardiac arrest victims receive CPR. So
sadly, only 8 percent of cardiac arrest
victims will survive.
This app will undoubtedly improve
these numbers.
Our message is clear: get trained in
CPR, sign up for the PulsePoint app, and
be a hero.
AMR offers free CPR training yearround. It’s easy to learn and takes only
about 15 minutes.
For more information about our
training, go to amr-sandiego.com.
Once you’re trained, you can sign up
for the PulsePoint app by going to pulsepoint.org.
This is just one way we as a community are working together to save lives in
San Diego County.
Please get trained in CPR and sign
up for the PulsePoint app today.
in different places and of
somewhat different types
than those that were lost,
but the fact is there actually has been a little bit
of job growth since 2008,
something that befuddles
the declinists.
The figures come from
a report by the Federal
Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Then there’s the fact
that California lawmakers
are starting to realize this
state has serious competition for some of its key industries, with other states
and even some foreign
countries willing to grant
large subsidies to companies that move headquarters or parts of their businesses.
One example is the
upcoming move of Toyota’s national headquarters, complete with its
sparkling museum of classic cars the company has
produced since the 1930s,
to a Dallas suburb.
Not only will Toyota
get large tax reductions
for at least its first eight
years in Texas, but it will
pay far less for the land
it needs than it figures to
get when it sells the land
it will vacate in the Los
Angeles suburb of Torrance.
That’s standard procedure in many states.
Louisiana, for example, has attracted large
amounts of film and TV
production not only because of its green scenery, but also because production companies save
as much as 30 percent of
their costs by going there.
That’s through a combination of subsidized hotel rates and equipment
rentals, tax relief and lower-priced labor. The same
happens in places like
North Carolina, Idaho and
New York.
The first step in California lawmakers wising
up came when the Legislature during the summer
expanded and extended
tax exemptions for movie
and TV production here.
Then they passed a
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SEPT. 19, 2014 T he R ancho S anta F e News Janice Giffin, standing, talks to the guests as Ruth Giffin Godley looks on. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene
Godley’s book debut a success
By Christina Macone-Greene
— Nestled inside the Rancho Santa Fe library, many
people awaited the arrival
of longtime resident, Ruth
Giffin Godley.
Her memoir, entitled,
“Life, What Have You Got
For Me Today?” has caused
a buzz. It takes readers
back to the yesteryear of
Rancho Santa Fe while
learning more about Giffin
Turning 95 in October,
her life has been a series of
adventures including being
the founder of the Rancho
Santa Fe Living Magazine,
featured in television commercials, public relations
and community spokesperson for Rancho Bernardo,
and an international travel
Her memoir, a collection of short stories, takes
readers on a vicarious journey.
The reception began
with Giffin Godley’s publisher, David Wogahn, who
lives locally. Following a
phone message from her
on wanting to write a book,
Wogahn began, he scheduled a meeting at Giffin
Godley’s home.
“We talked about what
she had, and what she put
together, which was the proverbial shoebox of lots of articles and things,” he said.
Wogahn said there
were many stories, and
while the project bumped
along, it wasn’t until Giffin
Godley’s daughter, Janice
Giffin, flew in from Italy in
Jan. that things changed.
Giffin is a resident of
both the USA and Italy and
worked tirelessly on the
book, he said.
“With Janice involved,
she could see that full perspective and picture of
Ruth’s life and help to assemble this in a form that
we could really bring out
and share with family and
friends,” he said. “And it’s
an honor to have you here
today, Ruth, to join us,” he
said, looking at both Giffin
Godley and her daughter
seated next to her.
Before Giffin stood at
the podium to read excerpts
from her mother’s book, she
addressed the crowd.
“I am so very pleased
and honored to be here
and to see so many friends
that have been friends with
my mother for literally decades,” she said.
Before reading, she
asked her mother if she
wanted to say a few words,
and she did.
wonderful about living,”
Giffin Godley said. “And
I am pleased as punch because I had never expected
such wonderful successes
in the years that I traveled;
and if I hadn’t traveled, I
wouldn’t have many stories.”
Her daughter went on
to explain how her father,
Ralph Giffin, back in 1953,
convinced her mother, a
New England girl from
to move to California with
their five children.
Her mother was looking
forward to her first glimpse
of sunny San Diego. They
lived in an El Cajon rental.
“She hated it. It was
nothing like her beloved
Andover, Massachusetts,”
Giffin said.
She cracked open her
mother’s memoir and read
an expert from it. It was
how her mother discovered
Rancho Santa Fe in 1953.
After dropping her husband off to work, Godley
Giffin put the kids in the
car, making a beeline for
Lemon Grove after seeing
T he R ancho S anta F e News SEPT. 19, 2014
Art for Barks readies for
service dog hero award
By Christina Macone-Greene
— All dog lovers, especially
those who are in awe of service dogs, have until Sept.
20 to cast their vote for the
first annual Hero Service
Dog Awards presented by
Art for Barks.
The winner will be announced at the San Diego
Polo Club Sept. 21. Also
on this day, the San Diego
Polo Club will be hosting a
fundraiser to benefit Art for
This Rancho Santa Fe
online nonprofit rallies authors, animal theme artists,
educators and authors to
provide assistance to service dog organizations and
animal rescue charities.
“Service dogs make a
profound contribution to society.
They provide assistance
to humans in over 31 ways,”
said Lynn Moon, founder of
Arts for Barks. “Imagine
these dogs spending their
entire life enhancing the
life of another with unconditional love.”
The two San Diego
County organization finalists include Tender Loving
Canines Assistance Dogs
(TLCAD) and Paws’itive
Online contest goers
have the opportunity to cast
votes for three exceptional
Karen Shultz, of Tender
Loving Canine Assistance
Dogs, Inc., serves as the
board president, executive
director and trainer.
They opened their nonprofit doors in 1998.
“The mission of Tender Loving Canines is to
transform lives with Service Dogs, one trainer at a
time, since the number of
volunteer trainers determines how many dogs we
can train,” she said. “Our
two main programs are the
Leash-On-Life program for
individuals on the autism
spectrum; and, our At Ease
program is for wounded
warriors, who have been
affected by post-traumatic
stress disorder, traumatic
brain injury and/or mobility
Nominated for a Hero
Service Dog award at TLCAD is Solar.
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Solar helps his handler,
Sadie, who has both autism
and cerebral palsy. Solar is
a Mobility Service Dog and
Autism Service Dog.
Shultz said Solar has
given a huge gift to Sadie’s
family. Likewise, Solar is
encouraging Sadie to walk
beside him and no longer
depends solely on the wheelchair or walker for mobility.
“This is something that
was not guaranteed to take
place in her future, but was
her family’s hope,” Shultz
said. “With Sadie’s desire
to do more with Solar, and
after consulting with her
physical therapist, it was decided to put Solar in a custom made balance harness
to assist Sadie. The first
lesson with Sadie and Solar
was a complete success and
the more she walks with
him, the stronger she becomes - making her future
for independence a bright
Shultz is honored to
have Art for Barks recognize their organization. She
added there is no greater
gift for those who helped
train Solar because now this
family can go places that so
many others naturally take
for granted.
The other two Service
Dog nominees are both from
Paws’itive Teams.
Dory is a Facility Therapy Dog, which provides solace to more than 200 youth
in the San Diego Court System. In court, when children testify against their
molester or abuser, Dory is
there providing comfort and
Autumn is a Service
Dog for Alesha, a young
woman and recent graduate of UCSD. Autumn
helps bridge the “physical challenges gap” which
Alesha has. Autumn helps
guide and navigate Alesha
through public spaces and
retrieves items which slip
through Alesha’s hands,
such as her keys and other
Executive director of
Paws’itive Teams is Art
Brauner. Established in
1997, it helps those in need
in San Diego County. Since
2000, Brauner said, it has
certified 22 service dog
teams and six certified facility dogs.
“Facility Dogs receive
the same basic training as
Service Dogs but are better
suited to placement with
able-bodied professionals
who use the dogs in their
place of work to accomplish
specific goals,” Brauner
It also has nearly 60
certified teams for its
Paws’itive Teams PAAT
Program also known as
Paws’itive Animal Assisted
Brauner is honored to
have two of its dogs be finalists in the Hero Service Dog
“Regardless of the work
that these dogs are doing,
Service, Facility or Therapy,
these special dogs can truly
be thought of as heroes,”
he said. “On behalf of the
members of our Board and
our many volunteers, we
greatly appreciate the effort
that Art for Barks is expending to try to improve public
knowledge of the wonderful
things that Service, Facility,
and Therapy Dogs are doing
to help improve the quality
of lives of thousands of individuals.”
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County Supervisor Dave Roberts answers a reporter’s questions about the removal of his front and
back lawns, which are being replaced with artificial turf for an expected annual savings of 264,000
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For county supe, the grass
really will be greener
By Bianca Kaplanek
When it comes to doing his
part to help the environment, County Supervisor
Dave Roberts doesn’t just
talk the talk.
He is now walking the
walk around the approximately 6,500 square feet
of artificial turf he recently had installed at his Solana Beach home.
Roberts and his partner, Wally Oliver, are
taking advantage of government financing and
rebate programs to fund
the $45,000 project and
expect a return on their
investment in less than
nine years.
They began discussing ways to save water and
money at the beginning
of the year. Many of their
neighbors had replaced
their landscaping with
drought-tolerant plants.
“But Wally said with
a brick Colonial house,
you’ve got to have a grass
yard,” said Roberts, who
12 years ago bought the
home — the first one on
the east side of the city —
that was built in the mid1970s by singer Patti Page.
“He was right,” Roberts added. “Once we saw
the quality of artificial
turf that’s available now,
we decided to do it. And
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once we made the decision
it went quickly.”
Orange County-based
Turf Evolutions began removing the front and back
lawns, which are about
3,250 square feet each,
Sept. 15.
The work was expected to take approximately
six days.
Roberts and Oliver
will recoup some of their
costs with a rebate program from the Metropolitan Water District.
They are eligible
to receive about $2 per
square foot of grass that is
The $33,000 balance
is being financed using
a Home Energy Retrofit
Opportunity, or HERO,
which is part of the Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, program.
PACE allows property
owners to buy water-conservation or energy-efficient upgrades and pay for
them over time through
an additional assessment
on their property tax bills.
Artificial turf reduces water use by about 44
gallons per square foot, so
Roberts and Oliver expect
to save about 264,000 gallons of water each year by
not watering their lawn.
Property owners must
live in a city that partici-
pates in the HERO program, which Solana Beach
agreed to do in late 2013.
It takes a few minutes online to determine
if owners qualify for the
program, Matt Messina,
community development
manager with HERO, said.
There are more than
50 product categories to
choose from, including
everything from artificial turf and solar panels
to tankless water heaters
and window filming.
There are no upfront
costs, and up to 10 percent
of the value of the home
can be financed for improvements. The loan can
be for up to 20 years and
there are no prepayment
penalties, Messina said.
“It’s a great, easy program,” Roberts said, adding that he wished it was
available five years ago
when he and Oliver had solar installed. “This is good
for the environment and
good for the economy.”
While he’s looking forward to saving money and
water, Roberts was most
excited the day the work
started by the equipment
being used to unearth his
“This is the coolest
machine,” he said at least
three times while watching the crew.
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T he R ancho S anta F e News Special guest speaks at RSF Women’s Fund meeting
By Christina Macone-Greene
— When someone has the
opportunity to listen to a
highly regarded doctor giving a talk on the latest advancements in cancer, it’s
an incredible opportunity.
Those who attended the
latest RSF Women’s Fund
general meeting at the RSF
Inn had such an occasion.
All eyes and ears were
on Razelle Kurzrock, MD,
of the UC San Diego Moores
Cancer Center. Kurzrock
serves as the Senior Deputy
Center Director for Clinical
Science and champions its
novel branch, Center for
Personalized Therapy.
Thanks to the new program chair at the RSF Women’s Fund, Sue Pidgeon, she
was able to secure Kurzrock
as a speaker for the afternoon.
Before accepting the
role of program chair, she
joined the board of the UC
San Diego Moores Cancer
Pidgeon pointed out
that not many people are
aware of the fact that San
Diego County is high on the
list of biotech, which gives
residents so much leverage
in terms of education and
Likewise, the UC San
Diego Moores Cancer Center is considered a top-tier
research hospital.
Kurzrock’s talk was entitled, “Personalized Treat-
ment in the Era of Genomics and Immunotherapy.”
At the podium, Kurzrock thanked Pidgeon for
a welcoming introduction.
She told the ladies she
was honored to be there as
well as learning about all
the good the RSF Women’s
Fund does for the San Diego
County community.
“What I am going to
talk to you about is what we
are doing with cancer at the
Moores Cancer Center,” she
said. “I know that cancer
has touched just about anybody over the age of 40 and
lots of people under the age
of 40.”
Things in cancer research are changing, she
“If we are going to
end cancer as we know it,
it’s only going to happen
by shifting strategies. We
can’t be doing things the
way we have done them in
the past and we think we
understand the new strategy,” Kurzrock said. “The
new strategy is personalization.”
Before Kurzrock joined
the Moores Cancer Center,
she dedicated years at the
University of Texas M.D.
Anderson Cancer Center.
An oncologist, Kurzrock led
the most regarded clinical
trials in the world. Her focus was, and still is today,
utilizing molecular profiling to identify targeted
therapies for each patient.
RSF Women’s Fund program chair, Sue Pidgeon, with guest speaker for the afternoon, Razelle Kurzrock,
MD, of the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene
She wanted the crowd
to know that by incorporating molecular profiling and
genomics, it made a big difference for their patients.
Before talking about
molecular profiling and genomics, Kurzrock looked
back on what has been done
since the war on cancer was
“I think with the old
strategies, we have been
making progress, but it’s
very incremental,” she said.
The bottom line, she continued, was changing the way
things were done.
Particularly with metastatic cancer, FDA approved
drugs really haven’t been as
optimal as they had hoped.
“Fortunately I think we
are standing on the threshold of a major revolution,”
she said.
There is a transformation in the way cancer is being researched and treated
which is allowing doctors to
change the old medical protocol.
genomics is making a huge
Historically, she said,
common cancers have been
difficult to treat.
For example, cancers
such as lung and breast,
is not just one disease but
many different diseases.
Every cancer has its
own set of DNA abnormalities.
“As you might imagine,
treating all these patients
the same is simply not going
to work.
What we need to do is
identify the abnormalities
in each individual tumor
and yield the right drug
to the right patient rather
than trying to lump them
all together,” she said, noting how they do not want patients grouped together for
a particular cancer treatment.
Kurzrock pointed out
the necessity of matching patients with the right
drugs and best personalized
therapy; applying advanced
molecular profiling for
every patient; and, treating patients earlier in the
course of their disease.
Cancer can be complex,
with its own list of abnormalities which need to be
This is why using more
than one drug may be necessary.
“A customized cocktail
of drugs that is tailored for
each individual will be essential,” she said.
Attendees were both
impressed and amazed with
the information they were
“And finally, we need to
harness the immune system
and there is a whole field of
immunotherapy now emerging, combined with genomic
therapy to change cancer,”
she said.
Grant from Leichtag Foundation boosts efforts for new pavilion
needs to raise $1.3 million
more to secure the Dickinson challenge grant. The remainder could
come from the County of
San Diego, which is currently in negotiations with
the city and foundation to
possibly purchase the 4.5
acres of city-owned land
where the pavilion is slated to be built, which would
allow the county to award
grant funding toward the
County rules don't allow county grant money to
be used on land not owned
by the county.
By Aaron Burgin
San Diego Botanic Garden recently received two
major pieces of news that
should boost its efforts
to build a state-of-the-art
events pavilion.
Garden officials announced the Leichtag foundation has pledged $1 million toward the estimated
$4 million price tag of the
proposed facility, which
was recently named the
Dickinson Family Education Pavilion.
They also announced
that the Dickinson Foundation, which had given garden officials until year's
end to secure $3 million to
receive a $1 million pledge
from the foundation toward the facility, extended
the deadline until Dec. 31,
2015. “This
grant awarded to us by our
close friends and neighbors, the Leichtag Foundation, has helped the San
Diego Botanic Garden to
take a significant step towards making the Dickinson Family Education
Pavilion a reality,” said
Julian Duval, president
and CEO of the San Diego
Botanic Garden.
“The Pavilion will
enable us to expand our
educational and experiential opportunities, which
are currently limited by a
shortage of indoor space,
thereby allowing more people to experience the wonder of nature at the Garden
and bring new knowledge
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T he R ancho S anta F e News SEPT. 19, 2014
Solana Santa Fe reaches out
— Solana Santa Fe Elementary School keeps multiple service projects going
throughout the school year.
Its PTO will be building
its service calendar for the
2014-15 school year in the
next month. If you have
service projects or ideas,
or would like to support
SSF PTO and students in
supporting the community,
contact Teresa Wolownik at
(858) 794-4700.
SSF PTO will partner
with Operation Goody Bag
in its mission “to remember those we lost on Sept.
11 and to express support
and appreciation to our
military men and women,
veterans and first responders, through the gift of a
Goody Bag.” The kindergarten through third-grade
students decorate goody
bags and the fourth through
sixth-graders write letters
of thanks, both to be delivered to first responders and
miliatry men and women.
For more information, vis-
it operationgoodybag.org/
morning, SSF students collect recyclables for a joint
fundraiser with Helen
Woodward Animal Center.
Proceeds from the water
bottle/can drive pay for the
filtered water dispenser
unit located near the Science Lab. The project also
raised enough money last
year to purchase water filters for families in Guatemala.
In addition, the SSF
students hold a Back-toSchool Supply Drive to benefit the foster teens at San
Pasqual Academy.
Solana Santa Fe also
rallied to support the Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters
participation in the San
Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair
Climb. Led by Monica Rainville and supported by a
team of students, through
education, promotion and
sales, $944 was raised in
support of San Diego Firefighter Aid.
A request for proposals to transform Surfside Race Place into a microbrewery and tasting room will be released this month File photo by Bianca
Plans on tap for brewery at fairgrounds
By Bianca Kaplanek
DEL MAR — At least
five members of the 22nd
District Agricultural Association board of directors are hoping the third
time’s a charm in an effort
to transform an underused
facility at the Del Mar Fairgrounds into a microbrewery.
At the Sept. 9 meeting, directors voted 5-1-1,
with two members absent,
to release a request for
proposals this month in
search of a craft brewery
operator for Surfside Race
Place, an approximately
100,000-square-foot satellite wagering facility built
in 1991 to accommodate
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David Watson, as he
did in the past, opposed the
“I don’t disapprove of
the concept,” he said. “But
there are so many problems
with this RFP. … The process is irreparably tainted.”
Watson, a land-use attorney, said the language
makes it “crystal clear”
the contract will go to the
highest bidder and not a local brewer.
“There’s nothing in
there that will allow us to
select a local craft brewer,”
he added.
Stephen Shewmaker,
chairman of the board’s
Surfside Race Place Alternative Uses Committee,
He said a provision in
the RFP that gives small
businesses a 5 percent advantage “is fair.”
The process started
more than a year ago, when
the board issued a request
for interest and qualifications for alternative uses
for the building, which in
its heyday attracted about
2,700 people daily. A decrease in offsite betting
has resulted in daily attendance of less than 350.
In response, the 22nd
DAA received proposals
for a microbrewery, luxury theaters and a family
entertainment center with
high-tech bowling.
proposal was submitted
as a partnership between
the 22nd DAA and Premier Food and Beverage,
which had opted to go with
Blue Moon, a subsidiary of
Some directors had
several concerns. They
said Premier, as the fairgrounds’ contracted food
and beverage provider, had
an unfair advantage and
using a large national company over a local brewery
did not promote area businesses.
The board opted to terminate the RFI and start
In June the release of
a new RFP was authorized.
But “in an abundance of
caution,” Shewmaker said,
that was delayed to add
language that would prohibit potential conflicts
of interest between board
members and prospective
Director David Lizerbram, who recused himself
from the Sept. 9 vote, said
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Colbie Caillat is just trying to be herself
By Alan Sculley
One of the highlights of Colbie
Caillat’s new album, “Gypsy Heart,”
is a song she co-wrote with producer
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds called
A delicate, fittingly stripped
back ballad, “Try” talks about the
pressures women face for how they
should look and act.
The key line in the song advises
women that they shouldn’t have to try
so hard to be someone or something
they’re not. They need simply to like
themselves as they are.
It’s a message that sprang from
a time during the making of the new
album when Caillat felt she was being
pressured to change her sound and
her look to be more like the female
glossy pop/dance artists that have
come to dominate today’s pop charts.
“I went in with Babyface and I
told him what they (personnel at her
record label) were still doing, and
they wanted me to do a photo shoot
that was like way sexier, and I was
annoyed by it,” Caillat explained in
a late-August phone interview. “And
Kenny was, too. He was like ‘You
know what, we’re not going to write
a song like that at all. You’re not going to be that kind of artist because
you don’t have to.’ Then he had me explain what women go through every
day, and especially being in the music
industry. So we wrote literal words of
what the challenges are daily.”
At that point, Caillat had actually recorded an entire album with
two key collaborators from her hit
2007 debut album, “Coco” — producer John Shanks and songwriter Jason
Drawing influences from the
groundbreaking fusion of pop and African music Paul Simon created on his
“Graceland” album, as well as songs
like the hooky, rhythmically unique
Simon & Garfunkel tune “Cecilia,”
Caillat was excited about the album.
But it wasn’t what Universal
wanted from Caillatt.
“We had them (label representatives) out to the Malibu house and
we played them the songs and they
weren’t really raving about it,” Caillat said.
Instead the label envisioned more
of a synthetic, uptempo pop sound
— something that would put Caillat
more in step with the likes of Katy
Perry, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce and any
number of other female pop stars who
are selling truckloads of singles and
albums for major labels these days.
Of course, Caillat was initially
peeved at her label’s response to the
Shanks-produced album. In fact,
she summed things up with an opinion that’s shared by many music artists.
“I honestly think labels have
no idea what they’re doing. I’m just
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Village Church Community Theatre, 6225 Paseo
Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe, will stage “Saga
of Sagebrush Sal” 6 p.m.
Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Oct.
10 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 12.
The event offers a comedy
Western melodrama plus
a barbecue, Kid’s Zone in
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going to be straight up and say it,”
Caillat said. “They’re the ones, on
the business side, they should stick to
business and let the artist create the
Caillat, though, didn’t fully rebel
against her label.
She agreed todo more songwriting, and a session with Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic produced the
dance-friendly uptempo pop tune,”
Hold On” — a song that very much fits
today’s trends.
Caillat liked it, and found herself
opening up to that sort of fun dancepop style.
By the time she was finished recording “Gypsy Heart,” Caillat had
co-written another pair of dance/
pop anthems, “Blaze” and “Live It
Up.” Meanwhile, other more relaxed
tunes, such as “If You Love Me Let
Me Go,” “Nice Guys” and “Never
Gonna Let You Down” (which echoes
thebig rhythms of the Phillip Phillips
folk-pop hit “Home”), blend synthy
tones and programmed rhythms with
acoustic instrumentation.
Those tunes took their place on
“Gypsy Heart” alongside a few tunes,
including “Try” and “Land Called
Far Away,” that are primarily acoustic and organic.
Those latter songs help connect
“Gypsy Heart” to the breezy pop of
Caillat’s first three albums — “Coco,”
2009’s “Breakthrough” and 2011’s
participation with Rancho Days. Tickets are $15
for reserved seats, $10
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“LATE-NIGHT CATECHISM’ Tickets are available now for “Late-Night
Catechism,” a “one-sister”
off-Broadway comedy will
be performed one night
only at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at
St. Elizabeth Seton Parish,
6628 Santa Isabel, Carlsbad.
The interactive play
is set in a Catholic school
“All of you.”
Despite the battle with Universal
over the Shanks-produced album,
Caillat said she is very pleased
with “Gypsy Heart,” noting that she
has always written uptempo pop
songs closer to “Blaze” and “Live It
Up,” but just didn’t put them on her
earlier albums.
The synthetic textures used on
“Gypsy Heart” have brought a whole
new dimension to Caillat’s live show,
as have the uptempo songs. But she
likes what the new songs bring to her
“We’re playing to (pre-recorded)
tracks on some of those songs. We
have a lot of the instruments from
the record being played through my
keyboard player’s computer,” Caillat
said. “Then my band, they play the
rest. And all of the guitar solos, the
keyboard, bass and drums, all of that,
is live. They’re singing background
vocals and I’m fully singing. I never
lip synch or anything. I never have.
And it’s really fun because for me. I
love the combination.
“So we do that with the live
show,” she said.
“We have the track songs and
make them really big with full production. Then we have tons of songs
in the set when it’s just me an my piano player or me and a guitar player or
like three of us and it’s just really raw
and organic.”
classroom with the audience as the students. Tickets are $30 and available
at kofc9022.org. Call (760)
438-3393 for more information.
SEPT. 19
Art Institute offers an
Open Studio for ages 16+
from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sept.
19 and Oct. 17 at 1550 S.
El Camino Real, Encinitas,
Cost is $10 per session and
$5 for materials. No registration is required but payment is due upon arrival
SEPT. 20
There will be a screening
of “The Mendoza Line” at
“The Drop,” with
its gritty surroundings
and able cast (including
James Gandolfini in his
final onscreen appearance), proves itself an intriguing crime drama…
for select audiences.
When you look at
“The Drop,” it doesn’t
require much thought to
realize it will probably
match the interests of a
moviegoer possessing a
mindset geared towards
a r t- h o u s e / a l t e r n a t i v e
And for those to
whom this Dennis Lehane-written underworld
tale will appeal, chances
are they’ll be impressed
with what they see.
And what’s not to
like about “The Drop”
when it has actors Tom
Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, and
Matthias Schoenaerts?
With a cast like that,
there’s no question that
the film’s premise — a
bartender who finds himself entangled in both a
robbery gone awry and
an investigation that
delves into the neighborhood’s residents — will
work out just fine.
While the two central story arcs — one
revolving around the
consequences of the robbery, the other centered
on the discovery of an
abandoned puppy —may
appear disparate at first,
they actually become
intertwined as the onscreen events continue
to unfold.
It is also a relief to
DIY At the Encinitas
Library, you can join a DoIt-Yourself Project every
Saturday at 1 p.m. at 540
Cornish Drive, Encinitas.
The craft on Sept. 20 is Salad Galore and on Sept. 27
Free Speech Canvas Shoes.
For more information, call
SEPT. 21
ART WORKSHOP San (760) 753-7376
Dieguito Art Guild presents “Demos, Dialogue & SEPT. 22
Art Workshop.” Learn to
use mixed media and cre- Guitarists of all skill levels
ate depth from 2 to 4 p.m. are invited to rehearsals
Sept. 21 at the Encinitas with the Guitar Orchestra
on Mondays from 7 to 9
for materials list, visit p.m. at Ranch View Bapsandieguitoartguildpro - tist Church, 415 Rancho
grams.yolasite.com. RSVP Santa Fe Road, Encinitas.
to Julie Bubar, sdagpro- Players will participate in
[email protected] or call the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra’s “A Christmas,
(760) 942-3636.
7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the La
Paloma Theatre, 471 S.
Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. Learn more about
“The Mendoza Line” at
T heMendoza L ineMov ie.
see that Hardy manages to fasten the strings
of each side together,
thereby allowing his fellow cast members from
different sections of the
neighborhood to share
their complicated lives.
As always, the inclusion of a noir atmosphere
never ceases to impress
me in stories where criminals are a prominent element. Especially when
it imbues such a film as
this with a slow buildup,
gradually exuding tension that culminates in
acts of violence.
And what’s just as
impressive is this: the
violent moments finish
as quickly as they start,
never resorting to excess.
That being said, I
did have a slight initial
concern regarding the
sense of danger, which,
in terms of intensity,
tended to oscillate from
storyline to storyline,
making one seem more
foreboding than the other at times.
As much as this appeared to be an error
that could’ve potentially
compromised the film,
that outcome never materialized.
Another important
factor I should mention
is the international cast
itself, all of whom bring
a subtle complexity to
their characters.
It’s hard not to appreciate Hardy; he provides the film with an
emotional resonance by
Renaissance and Baroque
Orchestra” Dec. 5.
To register, visit encinitasguitarorchestra.com or
contact Peter Pupping at
(760) 943-0755 or [email protected]
SEPT. 26
San Marcos Community Services Rotating
Gallery is hosting a photography exhibit by local
photographer Jerry Long
of historic lighthouses
along the coast of California, Oregon and Washington through Sept. 30 at the
Community Center, 3 Civic
Center Drive, San Marcos.
For more information, visit san-marcos.net or call
(760)744-9000, ext. 3503.
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Teen takes gold in Pan American Karate competition
By Ellen Wright
CARLSBAD— While most
teenagers were spending their
summers soaking up the sun,
14-year-old Kacie Pou was training
three to four hours a day to compete in the Olympic sanctioned
Pan American karate tournament
in Lima, Peru.
“This summer was a whirlwind,” said Marci Pou, Kacie’s
Her hard work and dedication
paid off. She won a gold medal in
her division against competitors
from 10 different nations on the
USA Junior National Karate Team.
“When I won, I felt on top of
the world,” said Kacie Pou.
This was Pou’s first time in the
Pan American competition.
She has been practicing karate since the age of five, according
to Marci.
Her father, John Pou, was a
police officer in North Carolina
and thought martial arts would
be a good way to subdue criminals
without the use of force, said Marci.
He then got the whole family
involved in order to teach them
self-defense for nights when he
was away on duty.
Kacie Pou took home one of three gold medals for the USA Junior National Karate Team. Courtesy photo
Kacie has been practicing
ever since and won the gold medal
in six consecutive national competitions.
She spent a week in Lima with
her older brother, Chase Pou and
her sempei, Josa Cortez, of the
East Lake Dojo.
“I trained so much for it, and
then when I finally got there, it
went by so fast and when it was
over, I was like, wow, its over so
quickly,” said Kacie.
Kacie said it’s great having
her brother involved.
“It’s a lot (more fun) with him
with me. Even if he’s not competing he comes to tournaments and
watches me and coaches me. He’s
always been there and he’s a great
training partner,” said Kacie.
She and her family were able
to raise $4,600 on GoFundMe to
cover traveling expenses for the
“We wouldn’t have been able
to do it without it,” said Marci.
Marci said she and her husband were willing to do whatever
it took to send her to the competition, including taking out a home
equity loan, she said because “it’s
a once in a lifetime opportunity for
a 14-year-old young lady.”
Kacie said one of the obstacles
was getting a passport with such
short notice.
“In the beginning, I didn’t
have a passport,” said Kacie, “so I
had to get an expedited one really
quickly or else I wasn’t going to get
to go on the trip. That was scary.”
Kacie trains at the Japan Karate Organization.
Karate is not on an Olympic
sport although Marci is hopeful it
will someday be recognized.
“(Karate) has been on the voting ballot the last two times, and
(it) got second place to golf two
votes ago and … was beat out by
squash this last time,” said Marci.
Kacie also plays soccer, which
her mom said, really helps her cardio.
She said during sparring, her
competitor will visibly get tired
and Kacie is still going strong,
thanks to her strong cardio.
Now that summer is over, Kacie is back in school at Carlsbad
High School and catching up on
the week she missed for the competition.
She said she’s going to continue training just as hard and try to
get into Junior World.
Hardwick was more than the center of attention of the Chargers’ front line
jay paris
Nick Hardwick scooted
down the steamy corridor,
one of the first Chargers
exiting a jubilant locker room. The Bolts had
bounced the Seahawks,
but it was Hardwick taking
flight late Sunday after-
noon, which was noteworthy.
Often Hardwick, the
Chargers’ longtime center,
was the last man standing
in the sea of cubicles. Make
that sitting, as after three
hours of wrestling with defensive tackles, a man deserves a chair.
But without fail, Hardwick, in various stages of
getting undressed, would
offer the seat next to him.
He would dissect the game,
talk of its importance and
explain the nuances of
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football so anyone — even
dumb sportswriters —
could understand it.
But that Hardwick is
Instead he’s leading
the post-game charge from
the locker room instead of
exiting with the guys collecting soiled towels.
Hardwick’s season is
gone and with him goes a
glorious piece of Chargers
lore. He aggravated a neck
injury in the opener, which
forced the team to put him
on the injured-reserve list.
His season, and possibly career, is over.
And I couldn’t be sadder.
And I couldn’t be happier.
Sad because Hardwick
was a go-to guy, someone
with the intellect and expe-
rience to examine football
with a keen eye. He was
also a Pro Bowler, which
meant he was the best of
the best.
Happy because he was
also a family man, someone loving his wife and two
young sons as much as he
did wearing pads on Sundays.
For that reason — considering his serious injury
— I’m ecstatic that Hardwick isn’t playing anymore.
He’s probably got the
first nickel he made — a
flashy lifestyle wasn’t this
Midwest mauler’s style. He
got 10 years and an opening day in the NFL. And he
played on some of the best
Chargers teams ever, the
anchor of an offensive line
which made Marty Ball hip.
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more than four quarters
of determination to each
game. He was a leader, a
man’s man, and the reaction of him not being along
for this year’s ride is sinking in.
Teammate Philip Rivers, as we’ve learned, isn’t
good about his hiding his
emotions. Rivers’ halting
voice when speaking of
Hardwick’s fate illustrated
what he meant.
Sunday, when the Chargers’
sweet-throwing No. 17 wore
the numbers 6 and 1 on his
helmet: Hardwick’s number.
With the NFL being in
the nation’s conversation
for all the wrong reasons,
Hardwick provides the balance. Yes, the sour news
is just that. But not all
NFL players are guys you
wouldn’t want your sister
or kids with.
Hardwick took his responsibilities seriously on
and off the field. The big
ugly in the trenches was
really a big teddy bear, and
just ask kids losing their
parents about him.
For years Hardwick
worked tirelessly for the
Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation. It raises
funds for the offspring of
those killed protecting our
freedom and protecting
our streets.
Hardwick spent a decade keeping Rivers and
others from harm’s way. But
Hardwick’s commitment to
guarantee those mournful
children had money for college trumps anything he
did between the sidelines.
So while Hardwick
wasn’t on Sunday’s microwave-like Qualcomm Stadium turf, he was.
Rivers made sure, with
his helmet number not consistent with the one on his
white jersey.
“I thought about him
quite a bit,’’ Rivers said.
“Especially during the national anthem, thinking he
may not be out there again.
He may not put on that
helmet again with that 61
Hardwick deserves our
praise. While others will
remember Rivers’ three
touchdown passes, I was
touched by Rivers’ compassion.
If only briefly, let those
disturbing NFL stories
take a hike, so we can cherish a center.
Hardwick was always
aware of the big picture,
thanks to his big heart.
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Ocean Knoll receives recognition on becoming IB school
By Aaron Burgin
to a more holistic, collaboraENCINITAS — For tive approach to teaching as
three years, the Ocean Knoll offered by the International
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toward transFlash
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forming the educational pro- and that transformation is
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Students and their families, teachers and staff on
Sept. 5 celebrated Ocean
Knoll’s official accreditation
as an International Baccalaureate World School, becoming the second school in
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the north coastal region to
achieve the recognition. Jefferson Elementary in Carlsbad is the other.
“The IB program at
Ocean Knoll serves as a
springboard for children’s
love of learning, creativity
and readiness for the future
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Created in Switzerland
in 1968 with the goal to promote world peace, the IB program, according to its website, offers four programs for
students ages 3 to 19 to help
develop intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills
to live learn and work in a
rapidly globalizing world.
IB schools are known
for their academic rigor and
student-driven learning process where teachers are more
mentors and supervisors as
opposed to more traditional
schools, where a teacher’s
role is more of the source of
Ocean Knoll’s program
received an early boost in
2011 when the Leichtag Foundation awarded the school a
$350,000 grant to help start
Using a portion of the
seed money, the school hired
Ashley Tarquin to serve as
the school’s IB coordinator,
tasked with retraining the
entire staff the IB program
for elementary students,
known as the Primary Years
The six-unit program is
based on six transdisciplinary
themes, aimed at helping students see subjects in a more
global context: Who We Are,
Where We Are in Place and
Time, How the World Works,
How We Organize Ourselves,
Sharing the Planet and How
We Express Ourselves.
“It is a more holistic
approach to teaching, a lot
more collaborative and interactive,” said Lynne Karle
Hostetler, an Ocean Knoll
parent. “Kids are given projects and group opportunities
to work together every day, so
everyone excels because they
are working collaboratively.”
“It is important because
the world has changed, and
we don’t sit alone, locked in
a room or at a desk working
every day,” Hostetler said.
“While Ocean Knoll’s
teachers have always been
fantastic, this new approach
prepares our students for
the future better than older
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The IB application process culminated with a site
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SEPT. 19, 2014 T he R ancho S anta F e News Educational Opportunities
Academy of Arts and Sciences...
A leader in the frontier of educational options
For students who fall
behind, AAS can help turn
things around with our
award winning credit recovery courses. Our curriculum is designed to ensure
that students receive credit
for what they already know
and supports them with
dedicated teachers that will
build mastery in the areas
they need to complete their
Our credit recovery
courses are available free
of charge during the school
year and as part of our free
summer school as well.
Credit recovery courses are
available in all core subject
areas (Math, English, Science and Social Studies and
some elective areas).
Academy of Arts and
Sciences is a leader in the
newest frontier of educational options: online learning.
AAS, a leading free public
charter school of choice for
students in grades K-12, offers a blended (online and
on site) customized learning
program. Students engage
in an exceptional learning
experience that blends innovative online learning with
critical face-to-face and lab
time. At Academy of Arts
and Sciences, students will
be able to access a diverse
range of Arts and Science
“We understand that
students learn best when
their education is tailored to
their needs, which is why a
flexibility of
blended learning
provides choice
for students.”
Sean McManus
key tenant of the Academy
of Arts & Sciences philosophy is flexibility,” said CEO
Sean McManus. “With this
instructional model, on site
and off site time can be adjusted to fit individual student needs. The flexibility
of blended learning provides
choice for students.”
The school utilizes cutting edge 21st century curriculum. Students are able to
access the curriculum twenty four hours a day, and have
the flexibility to participate
in a wide variety of events,
activities and experiences
that enhance the learning
experience. AAS also allows
students the opportunity
to access a wide variety of
world language, humanities,
media and technology, engineering and robotics, app
and game design as part of
the rich elective program.
Online learning differs
from traditional schools in
that classes do not take place
in a building, but rather at
home, on the road, or wher-
ever an Internet connection
can be found. Because of
this, students take courses
online with support from
their teacher via phone,
online Web meetings, and
sometimes even face to face.
This new way of learning allows the parent to take
an active role in the student’s
learning and to really become a partner with their
child. The parent (or "Learning Coach") keeps the student on track in line with the
provided lessons plans. In addition to the online courses,
AAS provides plenty of opportunities to connect online
and offline with other AAS
students and families. The
Academy of Arts and Sciences staff is very active in the
community and can often be
found interacting with families at Beach Clean Up Days,
various community festivals,
and organized activities that
take place at their Learning
An online education offers students the opportunities to learn in a small setting
with a course schedule that
is tailored to meet their individual learning styles and
needs. This unique learning environment meets the
needs of all types of learners
and offers solutions to many
different educational challenges. Many students find
that learning in the comfort
of their own home allows
them be successful in ways
never dreamt of before!
Students work on Give and Surf program
A new school year commences and many exciting
opportunities emerge for
PAE students beyond their
rigorous, cross-curricular,
project-based classes they
have come to know and enjoy.
Students have the opportunity to get involved
in sports, music, and volunteering. Service and making education come to life
have been Pacific Academy's cornerstone for years. Pacific Academy embeds Service into the curriculum knowing the benefits that giving back can
provide while also building
leadership skills.
Through student-driven projects, students will
lead and participate in a variety of community service
projects throughout San Diego and beyond. This year, students will
be working on a year-long
service project that will end
with learning truly coming
to life by getting to visit the
organization they have been
collaborating with all year,
Give and Surf, a locally embedded 501(c)(3) nonprofit
of volunteers that provides
sustainable empowerment
to indigenous communities
in Bocas del Toro, Panama,
through education and community development. Thus far, the organization, with the help of volunteers, has build the first
community playground and
We offer
volunteer and
Neil Christiansen
library, performed community construction, installed
a water catchman tank, and
led all preschool educational programs. Give and Surf, provides substantive, handson, real world assistance
and programs to the indigenous Ngobe people. Neil
Christiansen, the founder
notes, "We offer enriching
volunteer and internship
opportunities to give back
to others and give back to
yourself in the remote islands of Bocas del Toro." Give and Surf, Inc. is
a small organization that
“relies heavily on having
individuals or groups come
down for the experience,”
Christiansen said. “That
is why it is so important to
build an unforgettable experience for the volunteer.” Pacific Academy is
thrilled to join Give and
Surf this year. Students will
learn a great deal about
Panama, Latin America,
Nonprofits and more all
while proactively creating
and living out their volunteerism. Pacific Academy is always looking for ways to
give back, ground leaning,
and make education memorable. Another wonderful
example was led by our English Teacher, Mrs. Emma
Bardin. As a part of PAE’s commitment to cross-curricular
learning, earlier this year
PAE English World Literature students conducted a
scientific experiment using
microfluidics and wrote a
scientific paper about their
Their experiment was
just referenced in a high-impact scientific journal this
Biomedical engineer
Dr. David Bardin, who specializes in microfluidics and
ran the experiment with
PAE students, published
his article in Lab on a Chip
in which he discusses the
PAE students conducted in
English World Literature.
PAE’s EWL experiment and
scientific papers are truly
cutting edge!
With an exciting year
ahead filled with more project-based learning and volunteering locally and internationally, now is the time
for students to find their
passion and seize the opportunity to be themselves at
Pacific Academy, Encinitas!
T he R ancho S anta F e News SEPT. 19, 2014
Educational Opportunities
Demystifying the myths of solar
Don’t Go Solar… Before You’ve Learned all the Facts
The abundance of solar radiation in San Diego
makes the nestled hideaway of Rancho Santa Fe
an ideal location to produce
solar energy.
In San Diego, there are
now more than 200 solar
contractors creating a saturated market. This September, a solar luncheon will be
hosted at Morgan Run Golf
Club to assist local residents
in getting information without the sales pitch.
“There are a lot of flyby-night companies that
have entered the market,
and consumers need to do
their diligence with an investment like solar energy,”
said Daniel Sullivan, founder and president of Sullivan
Solar Power.
Homeowners of Rancho Santa Fe and club affiliates will learn about solar
technology, rebates and
incentives, financial savings and ROI, technological advancements, owning
vs leasing a system, how to
evaluate credible solar companies, and case studies in
the local area of Rancho
Santa Fe.
Attendants will have
the opportunity to talk with
industry experts from Sullivan Solar Power, the top installer of SDG&E territory.
Residents are invited
to attend the educational
workshop on September
27th, at the Morgan Run
golf course (5690 Cancha
de Golf, Rancho Santa Fe
92091) from 11am – 12pm.
Lunch and refreshments
will be provided.
To RSVP for this event,
please call (858) 602-6072
or email [email protected]
Technological Advancements
Evaluating Solar Companies
Financial Incentives & Payback Period
Owning vs. Leasing
WHAT: Rancho Santa Fe Solar Luncheon
WHEN: Saturday, September 27th| 11am-12pm
WHERE: Morgan Run Golf Club & Resort
5690 Cancha de Golf
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
1.800.SULLIVAN | SullivanSolarPower.com
Riders looking forward to Vegas National
REGION — Entry is open for
the 2014 Las Vegas National Nov. 11
through Nov. 16.
Entries are due by Oct. 13 for the
event to be held in two new arenas,
More than $200,000 in prize money
will be awarded.
The shows will be in the South
Point Equestrian Center 4,600-seat
main show arena, with 1,200 climate-controlled stalls, plus a new
show ring.
The Priefert Pavilion’s two new
climate-controlled arena venues add
more than 100,000 square feet to the
existing facility.
View a video and floor plan of the
expanded arena at southpointarena.
The 2014 Las Vegas National
highlights include:
$75,000 Las Vegas CSI-W
Grand Prix
• Markel Insurance 1.40m Series Finals‚ with a Finals Purse is approaching $50,000 with two qualifiers
• $33,500 Welcome Jumper Classic (FEI)
• $30,000 Las Vegas 1.35m Speed
Classic, presented by Equ Lifestyle
• $15,000 iJump Team Challenge
Finals, presented by Bruno Delgrange
• Nevada Jump Qualifier for 2015
Longines FEI World Cup Final
• North American League West
Coast Finals
Once again, the South Point Casino is offering exhibitors special room
rates during the Las Vegas National.
Book by Oct. 17 to receive the rate.
All FEI CSI-W Grand Prix riders will
receive complimentary rooms.
Mention LAS1107 if booking
by phone.
Day of surf honors lifeguard and environment
new artists this year, who
will transform donated
Firewire surfboards into art
and then auction them off.
The boards donated
from Firewire were not repairable or manufactured
incorrectly and the company wanted to repurpose
them instead of fill up the
Created in 2013, the
Iron Mike Paddle was inspired by the Solana Beach
Lifeguard Association to
honor Mike McKay, a fellow
guard who died before his
Known for his strength,
friendliness and positive attitude, McKay died at age
23 of injuries sustained in
an avalanche at Mountain
RERIP, a nonprofit dedicated to keeping old surfboards out of the landfill,
the Solana Beach Lifeguard
Association, and city of Solana Beach invite the community to the second annual Iron Mike Paddle.
The community event,
from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept.
20, at Fletcher Cove will
include an all ages, 5-mile
paddleboard race (both
prone and SUPs), a children’s 1-mile paddle board
race for ages 5 to 17, GromO’rama kids’ surf contest, a surfboard swap, live
music, art, a taco truck and
beer garden from 11 a.m. to
3 p.m..
The event will include
High Ski Resort in January
Proceeds from the
event will go toward the
Mike McKay Memorial
Foundation (mikemckaymemorial.org/), which awards
various youth scholarships
every year.
“The community response was overwhelming
last year and we are expecting another successful festival,” said Meghan
Dambacher, cofounder of
RERIP. “This is a true community-wide event with
something for everyone,
whether you want to paddle
in the race, watch your kid
surf in the contest or sit on
the grass and listen to live
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Greg Uruburu, Marine
Safety Sergeant for the
City of Solana Beach, said
the festival is the perfect
tribute to McKay. Although
McKay was only a Solana
Beach Lifeguard for one
season, he made such an
astounding impact that he
was honored as the “Rookie
of the Year” in 2007.
The annual award, now
called the “Mountain Mike
Rookie of the Year” comes
with a $500 scholarship
paid for through the Mike
McKay Memorial Foundation.
To sign up for the paddle board race, visit racemill.com/204. For more
information on the race contact Greg Uruburu at (858)
For more information
on the GromO’rama, contact
Evan Luth at [email protected]
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Sweet tooth thanks
the fruits of summer
jean gillette
ummer’s not such
a tough time for
those of us with
an unrepentant sweet
tooth, but that candy-corn
holiday is on its way, followed swiftly by iced sugar cookies.
You can almost replace chocolate with watermelon, peaches and
cherries, but not forever.
Sometimes — say it with
me — nothing but chocolate will do.
Speaking of fruit, I
still think there must be a
way to earn skinny points
for the decadent things we
resist eating.
I have not been to the
bakery or the candy store
or even the cookie aisle
at the market for months.
OK, maybe weeks.
But my sugar intake
has plummeted since I
was a young’n. I remember sucking up sweets, until I saw stars, on Easter,
Christmas and birthdays. I
remember being a regular
at the See’s store my 18th
I remember amazing
desserts at the sorority
house table all five years
of college.
I once smuggled a
pound of chocolates into a
weekend spiritual retreat.
My spirit craved chocolate. Besides, nobody said
you couldn’t bring snacks.
Jean Gillette is a freelance writer whose sweet
tooth may soon be the
only one left in her head.
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One local bakery was
my siren’s song for too
I’m not sure how I
shook that habit, or that
it won’t sneak back after
I’ve had too many salads.
For now, I am happy to be
able to drive by without
stopping, which surprises
me every time.
I don’t have to wonder
where I got this taste for
all things sweet.
My paternal grandmother, in her 100th year,
requested a particular
brand of chocolates on a
regular basis.
My parent’s house
was never without a box of
bridge mix or some chocolate-covered nuts. My mom
made devil’s food cake
with fudge icing.
She made pies, cookies and icing from scratch.
I got my ticket for the sugar train from both nature
and nurture.
So I am patting myself
on the back, right above
the back fat, on my current
lower sweets intake.
It has been some time
since I have tackled pound
boxes of chocolates, no ice
cream, no candy bars, and
cookies and cakes only for
special occasions.
Fat-free frozen yogurt
helps, although not sugar
But even after I
cranked up my fruit intake this summer, at some
point, no matter how hard
you try, you realize a cantaloupe simply is never going to be a chocolate-chip
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T he R ancho S anta F e News Food &Wine
11th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
taste of
frank mangio
ake your plans
now for the biggest and best
wine and food festival on
the West Coast and the most
talked about public event in
San Diego.
The dates are Nov. 16
to Nov. 23. This is an international showcase of the
world’s premier wine and
spirits producers, chefs and
culinary personalities and
gourmet foods. Think of it
as the world’s largest and
longest buffet
where the visitor gets to
pick and choose the wines,
the spirits, fine dining
restaurants and the finest
chefs serving you personally
and revealing their secrets. The logistics boggle the
mind. Try these on for size: 200 wineries, breweries and
spirit companies, 70 of San
Diego’s top restaurants and
30 gourmet food companies
will be part of the 2014
Festival, with an estimated
10,000 visitors from across
the nation. Daily and nightly events
are being added, with local and national star –chef
talent coming on board as I
write. Locally look for Richard Blais of Juniper & Ivy,
Bernard Guillas of La Jolla
Beach & Tennis Club, Brian
Malarkey of Searsucker, Giorgio Lo Verde of Il Fornaio,
Paul Murphy of Humphreys
and many more. Winemakers include: Paul Hobbs of
Ahnfeldt Winery, Daniel
Daou of Dauo Winery, Patrick Muran of Niner Wine
Estates, Joe Ramazzotti
of Ramazzotti Winery and
many more.
The two spectaculars
on the calendar will be the
Vault: Reserve and New Release Tasting Nov. 21 from 6
to 9 p.m. on the yacht Inspiration Hornblower with tickets starting at $65; and the
Grand Tasting at the Embarcadero Marina Park behind
Seaport Village, Nov. 22,
from noon to 3 p.m. (11 a.m.
for early entry) with tickets
starting at $75.
A “Chef of the Fest”
competition keeps the action coming involving all
chefs. Live entertainment
will take place at both ends
of the festival and in the
VIP tent.
be covering the major presentations and will feature
a special edition on the best
wines at the fest. For
events and pricing, go to
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• Mia Francesca in the
Del Mar Highlands Center
presents a signature cooking class Sept. 24 starting at
6 p.m. Cost is $50 per guest.
Reserve a place at (858) 5195055.
• The Barrel Room in
Rancho Bernardo presents a
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Dinner Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $65. Call (858) 6737512.
• Vittorio’s Trattoria in
Carmel Valley off the Interstate 56 is planning an evening with Zaca Mesa wines
of Santa Barbara and a pairing dinner, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m.
Price is $49.95. RSVP at
(858) 538-5884.
• Michael Mondavi of
Mondavi Wines Napa Valley fame, will appear at
Meritage Wine Market in
Encinitas Sept. 25 from 5:30
to 8 p.m. Michael and his
daughter Dina will want you
to join them. Cost is $20,
including wine tasting. No
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T he R ancho S anta F e News TRAINER
had been in place for
nearly a decade when the
district first hired Gaspar Doctors of Physical
Therapy to provide trainers at football games.
Since that time, the
number of trainers, the
sports they serve and the
services they render have
outgrown the original
agreement, yet officials
never comprehensively
Encinitas artist Jess Derfer paints the newly installed Little Library in the greenbelt at the
Willowspring Drive and Poppyfield Place in Village Park, Encinitas. The newest three-shelf
micro-library was built by Bob Caesar with Doug Felker, Bob Caesar, and Chris Lovelace handling installation. Stewards are Dana Lovelace and Edith Hope Fine. The “take a book, return
a book” box will be number 16,874 nationwide. Learn more at littlefreelibrary.org. Courtesy photo
in earlier discussions that
he has friends and clients
in the local brewing industry.
The revised RFP states
the contractor “may not
perform services for any
other person or entity that
… would result in a conflict
of interest” and “may not
employee any 22nd DAA
director, official, officer
or employee in the performance of” the agreement,
“nor may any director, official, officer or employee
of the 22nd DAA have any
financial interest in” the
The document also
states that prospective
proposers “are strongly
encouraged to document
in writing … any known,
suspected or potential conflict of interest with a 22nd
DAA director, official, officer or employee and their
bi-partisan bill sponsored
by Democratic Assemblyman Steve Fox and Republican state Sen. Steve
Knight, both of Palmdale,
giving military contractors
Boeing Co. and Lockheed
Martin as much as $420
million in tax credits over
15 years for production of
a new strategic bomber to
replace the B-2, which was
also developed largely in
the Antelope Valley.
In case they don’t get
the Defense Department
contract for that project,
another bill with the same
benefit for Northrop Corp.
would provide similar
help — about $28 million a
year, or 17 percent of wages paid to manufacturing
There has been reluctance here to subsidize
big industries; one reason
California has lost a lot of
immediate family.”
The wording did little
to appease Watson’s concerns.
The language “is so
vague that I don’t think the
typical responder will understand what that means,”
he said.
Shewmaker disagrees.
“I think it’s fairly
clear,” he said. “Any prospective proposer will have
to (acknowledge in writing)
that they in no way, shape
or form have a relationship
with any board member.”
Applicants must commit to a five-year, $1.5
million total lease, with
renewal at the discretion
of the state. They must also
provide proof of $1 million
in commercial general liability insurance and a $1
million performance bond.
The selected brewer
will be allowed to provide
input for the design but
cannot sell its product as a
retail item.
The 22nd DAA is also
committing funds to improve the facility.
In a best-case scenario, the process to select
a brewer will take about
three months, Mike Ceragioli, the 22nd DAA’s state
contracts manager, said.
Once all proposals are
received, qualified bidders
will be required to attend a
meeting for a site tour and
to discuss the schedule and
any other details, including
potential conflicts of interest.
“I think it’s a good RFP
and our people did a good
job drafting it and making
sure it is open for everyone
who’s interested,” Shewmaker said.
Also supporting the
release of the revised RFP
were Fred Schenk, Russ
Penniman, Lisa Barkett
and Kathlyn Mead.
Directors Adam Day
and Ruben Barrales were
not at the Sept. 9 meeting.
them to other states and
There is good reason
for that hesitance, as subsidies raise questions of
favoritism and special interest influence.
But with others offering so much, California at
least now realizes it must
get into this game.
Then there’s venture
capital, where the Silicon Valley this spring absolutely dominated the
world scene.
Fully 41 percent of
all venture dollars invested around the world from
April through June went
to San Francisco Bay area
startups, a big improvement from the first quarter, when places like Texas
and Massachusetts drew
significant investment.
But last spring, all of
Europe got less than half
what went to Silicon Valley, according to a report
from PitchBook Data.
The end result of this
should be more companies
headquartered in California, to join former startups like Google, Intel,
Yelp and Twitter.
Put it all together and
you get a dynamic picture
of job recovery, the prospect of great job growth
and a reborn determination to preserve what the
state already.
That’s all bad news for
the declinists who enjoy
putting California down
even while it pulls itself
back up toward the golden
stature it long enjoyed.
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Randazzo went on to
say that the BISSELL Pet
Foundation is dedicated
to assisting animal welfare organizations across
the United States.
“We have partnered
with over 700 animal
welfare groups through
our Partners for Pets program and have donated
more than $1.6 million
to fund life-saving work
for pets in need. And the
Foundation just began in
2011,” she said.
Randazzo also explained that BISSELL
Homecare, Inc., has com-
ly helps provide the ‘comforts of home’ for families
experiencing a medical crisis.”
Gramins went on to
say the greatness about the
Ronald McDonald House is
that its supporters can visually see how their dollars
an ad in the newspaper
which read: New homes, no
money down.
Giffin read from the
book, “Somehow I got
very mixed up. I drove
north. Lemon Grove was
south. At that time there
was no Interstate 5 in San
Diego, and after taking
a few more wrong turns,
I found myself on a long
hill overlooking the view
of the Pacific Ocean which
stretched ahead for miles
and miles.” Giffin continued, “The scenery had
taken on a dreamlike quality. Stands of tall, graceful
trees scattered across wide
infusing his withdrawn
Bob Saginowski with an
unassuming heart, buried underneath layers of
self-imposed isolation.
Gandolfini has the
honor of getting to say
the best lines of dialogue
and, as the streetwise
Cousin Marv, turns in an
engaging, nuanced performance that concludes
his legacy on a high note.
Rapace succeeds in
connecting with Nadia’s
wounded and tough sides,
and her chemistry with
Hardy is convincing; I
wouldn’t be surprised if
their puppy had something to do with it.
As for Schoenaerts,
SEPT. 19, 2014
reviewed the contract.
School district officials said they didn’t
overhaul the contract
training services because they held out hope
Gaspar would resume the
The contract doesn’t
cover certain services,
such as postseason play,
preseason tournaments
or weekend games, of
which parent foundations
currently raise money to
cover the costs.
Dill said the district
is going to look at these
services to determine
if it is time to fold them
into the contract.
“It doesn’t make
sense to cobble the services
said. “We need to sit
down with the schools,
the athletic directors,
coaches and trainers and
ask, ‘What should we
be providing?’”
mitted up to $250,000 annually in donations to the
BISSELL Pet Foundation
based on its pet product
For every BISSELL
pet product sold on Bissell.com, she said, a portion of the proceeds are
donated to the Foundation.
‘in-store’ can be activated online at bissell.com/
also offers a way for online shoppers to support
a local shelter or rescue
with their bissell.com pet
product purchases,” she
said. Randazzo continued, “Shoppers can designate their donation to
Partners for Pets organizations by entering the
coupon code ‘ADOPT’ at
Dalsted said the community of Rancho Santa
Fe has embraced the mission of the Helen Woodward Animal Center and
they are truly grateful to
the community.
Dalsted also pointed
out that they really do
rely on community support, and also having the
recent generosity from
the BISSELL Pet Foundation, helps in their mission to providing the care
their pets need.
“Every penny really
does help,” she said.
are spent for families. Be it
quiet room for a much needed nap, a hot meal, or even
a shower for these parents.
The atmosphere at the Ronald McDonald House is a
welcoming respite, even if
it’s just for a little stretch of
“These services are
provided to families who
need it the most,” she said.
Gramins continued, “An injury or accident can happen
to anyone of our kids and I
am happy to know that the
Ronald McDonald House
is there for any one of us
should we ever need them.”
To learn more about Le
Cirque du ROMP and San
Diego’s Ronald McDonald
House, visit RMHCSD.org/
fields, but nothing much
“At last, signs of life
and a few houses appeared.
And on the last breath
from my gas tank, we
coasted into the most beautiful Spanish style village I
had ever seen. I thought it
was a movie set.”
It was no movie set. It
was Rancho Santa Fe.
Giffin Godley tracked
down a realtor and asked
for their “cheapest lot of
land available.”
He showed her a oneacre lot on Loma Verde
Drive for $3,000.
After some bargaining, the price dropped to
The realtor wanted
to know if Giffin Godley
wanted to at least ask her
husband about the purchase.
Giffin read on, “Oh,
no, he’ll love it, I replied.
This is the only thing I’ve
liked since I’ve come to
California. I’ll be back
tomorrow and bring the
After receiving a personal loan from a family
member, in typical Giffin
Godley fashion, the property was theirs, followed
by a home and many memories.
And as they say, the
rest is history.
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his understated presence
is downright sinister;
making the transformation from abusive neighbor to ugly antagonist is
not easy, and his use of
unspoken threats to get
his point across is brilliant.
Like I said earlier,
“The Drop” is liable to
attract members of the
community who are passionate about art-house/
alternative material, so
unless you fit that moviegoing mold, you’d best
wait until it becomes
available on the rental
Don’t get me wrong,
it’s a quality film (and
Gandolfini’s last); however, as for seeing it on the
big screen…well, that’s
up to you.
Regardless of the
decision you make, “The
Drop” will not disappoint.
It is criminally dark
and full of suspense, and
has a beautiful relationship drama at its core —
and marks the final time
we will ever get to see
James Gandolfini on the
big screen.
MPAA rating: R for
some strong violence
and pervasive language.
Run time: 1 hour 46
Playing: In limited
SEPT. 19, 2014 A19
T he R ancho S anta F e News tion. Don’t get sidetracked from your professional duties. Once you are outside
the workplace, you will have more time to
do some soul-searching.
SOUP TO NUTS by Rick Stromoski
By Bernice Bede Osol
FRANK & ERNEST by Bob Thaves
It’s time to realize your potential. Keep
your outlook realistic, and don’t spread
yourself too thin. A focused approach,
combined with your talent and determination, will help you make big strides toward
your dreams, hopes and wishes. Keep
your eye on the big picture.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Think outside the box. You will be pleasantly
surprised by a new or unusual venture
presented to you. Don’t be afraid to try
something new.
THE BORN LOSER by Art & Chip Sansom
BIG NATE by Lincoln Peirce
MONTY by Jim Meddick
ARLO & JANIS by Jimmy Johnson
ALLEY OOP byJack & Carole Bender
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Slow and
steady will be your best approach. You
will be frustrated if you take on too many
projects. Nothing will be accomplished to
your satisfaction if you don’t pay attention
to detail.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Social
activities, love and romance are all highlighted. Don’t be afraid to show your romantic side. An escape from your regular
routine will contribute to a happier personal life.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Your compassion will shine in dealings with those
you care about. Feel confident to enable
beneficial changes to take place. Make
a difference by reaching out to those in
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are
always ahead of the crowd. Don’t be too
hard on people who can’t keep up. Showing patience and understanding will result
in appreciation and admiration.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Aim high.
Take an active role and see your commitments through to completion. A leadership position will be offered and will help
get you where you want to go.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don’t be
dissuaded if others don’t see things your
way. Keep on top of your professional
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- An unex- responsibilities. Maintain your focus, be
pected change will result in an exciting diligent and accept the changes that lie
venture. Find a way to incorporate the old ahead.
and the new into your plans for the future,
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Keep busy
to better suit your needs.
and avoid trouble. If you are too idle, you
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You will end up stressing over personal probwill need to take good care of financial lems that you cannot fix. Avoid emotional
matters. A joint venture will have an un- scenes by pursuing your own projects.
favorable outcome. An in-depth look at
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can show
your documents and records will ensure
generosity without opening your wallet.
that nothing has been overlooked.
Offer your time and advice rather than
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A per- money. Your financial situation will detesonal relationship will cause dissatisfac- riorate if you are too free with your cash.
T he R ancho S anta F e News Odd Files
By Chuck Shepherd
New Frontiers in
American Vacuousness
The WE cable network
disclosed in August that it
had ordered a nine-episode
adaptation of a British series, “Sex Box,” in which
a couple enters a large
opaque chamber on stage
and has intercourse. The
pair, pre- and post-coitally, are clothed and seated
before a panel of probably
D-List celebrities, and will
respond to questions and
comment on their feelings
and techniques (likely enduring praise and criticisms
about their “work”). The series will debut sometime in
2015. (However, as the Daily
Beast website pointed out, it
might also be true that still,
in 2015, even a split-second’s
glimpse of a female nipple
on any broadcast TV show
would create a national
The Entrepreneurial Spirit
The “trendy” 25hours
Hotel Bikini Berlin, located
adjacent to the Berlin Zoo
and offering some of the
best views of the city from
its floor-to-ceiling windows,
has famously positioned the
rest rooms of its Monkey
Bar in front of the windows,
also, and those heeding nature’s call are clearly visible to gawkers. Guests are
merely warned, by the Trip
Advisor website and by the
hotel itself (with the admonition, “Please be careful.
Not only the monkeys are
• London designer Gigi
Barker recently unveiled
the Skin chair (priced at the
equivalent of about $2,500),
made of leather but with a
silicone base” that makes
it feel (and smell, perhaps)
like one is “lounging in the
fleshy, comforting folds of a
man’s belly.” The Skin was
scheduled for exhibition
this month at the London
Design Festival.
• China’s insurance
companies offer some of the
world’s quirkiest policies,
according to a September
Reuters dispatch from Hong
Kong. People’s Insurance
Group, for example, will
pay out in case a customer’s children display disappointingly “mischievous
and destructive” habits. The
Ancheng company offers a
policy protecting a customer
in case his mouth is burned
eating “hotpot.” Ping An Insurance Group (actually, the
world’s second-largest by
market value) has recently
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Corey Nakatani and Elvis Trujillo, two of Del Mar’s best jockeys, trade in their saddles and reins for boxing gloves at the end
of August for Ringside at Del Mar “Battle Off The Saddle.” The event supports the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, a
public charity that provides financial assistance to some 60 former jockeys who suffered career-ending injuries while riding.
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New priest welcomed
St. Andrews Episcopal Church,
890 Balour Drive, Encinitas, celebrated the new ministry of Rev.
Brenda Sol as she was formally
installed as its rector Sept. 13. Sol
began as rector at St. Andrew’s on
May 4, 2014.
She came from St. Michael
and All Angels Episcopal church
in Dallas, Texas, where as an associate priest she focused on pastoral
care and programs for young adults.
During her time in Dallas, Sol was
a member of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts,
which seeks to strengthen the
quality and shape the character of
church-related institutions of higher learning.
Hansen’s Ad-a-Buck
Throughout September, Hansen’s Surfboards is donating 5 percent of all proceeds from the sales
of its logo apparel and accessories
to the StokesMe Foundation, which
raises funds for surf-related humanitarian organizations. Customers
can also make a donation at the
register through StokesMe’s “Add- Still growing
GFWC Contemporary Women
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of North County, a local women’s volunteer and social club, added eight
New GM
Michael Murray has been ap- new members for the General Fedpointed General Manager of the eration of Women’s Clubs (GFWC).
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego / Del The new members are Pam Whitt,
Mar at 3939 Ocean Bluff Ave. and Ginny Griffin, Laura Dolloff, Gail
the adjacent Homewood Suites San Ebner, Theresa Grigg, Patricia MeyDiego / Del Mar at 11025 Vista Sor- ers, Barbara Douglas and Madeline
rento Parkway by R.A. Rauch & As- Condon. The club meets monthly on
sociates (RAR), the company that the second Monday in San Marcos.
owns both properties. Over the past For more information, contact Lisa
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Manager at the Homewood Suites cwonc.org.
in Carlsbad, Calif. and partnered
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Linda Ramos, regent of the
Edmonton International Airport.
Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution,
accepted a proclamation for Constitution Week from Oceanside Mayor
Jim Wood.
The National Society DAR was
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under president Dwight D. Eisenhower establishing the week of
Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 as Constitution Week.
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The dates for the 2015 San
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will open at 4 p.m. June 5 and run
through July 5. The 4 p.m. opening
for the 24 ½ - day run will be considered a “sneak peek” and will be
filled with surprises. The Fair will
be closed on Mondays and the first
two Tuesdays. The theme for the
2015 San Diego County Fair is expected to be announced later this
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Middle school students at Rancho Encinitas Academy will have
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Fall Home & G arden Major home transformation through one easy upgrade
REGION — Throughout the day, it’s likely you
open and shut every door
inside your home. You’ve
probably become used to
the doors, and possibly
even resigned to the fact
that you’re stuck with the
flat white model or even the
six-panel variety that your
home is filled with. If you’ve
considered replacing your
home’s interior doors, the
thought of disruptive construction and considerable
expense might have put you
off. Dave Winter, president
and CEO of HomeStory San
Diego, has found a way to
change all of that.
The vision for HomeStory came about through Winter’s personal experience
with replacing the doors in
his home.
When he decided he
wanted to get an estimate,
he had someone come out to
his home. “The guy came in
and told me it would probably take three days or
maybe four,” Winter said.
The contractor didn’t have
a written quote for Winter,
and also suggested that he
find somewhere else for his
wife and triplet 2-year-old
daughters to stay during
Winter knew there had
to be a better way. With
a background in the tech
industry, he developed a
revolutionary device that
enables measuring of doorways with 100 percent accuracy, allowing for custom fitting of doors with
no construction necessary.
Additionally, the cost of
replacing a door is reduced
by about 30 percent as the
need for high-cost laborers
and construction permits is
eliminated and work that
would traditionally take
days is reduced to two or
three hours.
We come out
and do a free
and estimate
and measure
all of the door
openings in
the home.”
Dave Winter
CEO of HomeStory
Realizing the industry
needed such an affordable
and reliable alternative for
replacing interior home
doors, Winter founded
HomeStory and his customers couldn’t be happier.
The process is simple.
“We come out and do a free
consultation and estimate
and measure all of the door
openings in the home,”
Winter said. “We send the
measurement data to our
factory, which customizes
the doors to fit, including
the painting of the doors
with a high-quality finish.
When we come out to your
home to install the doors
we are in and out in two
to three hours because of
the customization. There is
no demo, no tearing apart
door jams. The whole experience is unheard of in the
industry. It’s really the best
customer experience somebody can have.”
Replacing your doors
with HomeStory is not just
quick and affordable — it’s
transformational. “Doors
touch every room in the
house,” Winter said. “When
you update the doors, it
refreshes your house and
brightens everything up.
My customers tell me there
is no other home improvement that can do this.”
HomeStory offers a
one-stop home improvement experience.
“We sell the doors, we
paint the doors at our factory and then we install
them,” Winter said. “We
have all kinds of doors —
bedroom and bathroom
swing doors, closet doors,
glass and French doors and
our most popular product
— a new mirror reflections
door that replaces the old
aluminum sliding mirror
doors. It’s a big upgrade
and looks much more highend and sturdy.”
To learn more about
HomeStory San Diego or
to schedule a consultation
and free estimate, visit
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Fall Home & G arden SEPT. 19, 2014
San Diego’s Master Gardeners are a valued resource
By Scott Parker
Struggling with ways to control all those ants crawling on
your vegetables?
What about the aphids and
powdery mildew wreaking havoc
in your flower beds?
Have any idea how to replace
your lawn with drought-tolerant
There are hundreds of garden
experts ready to help you at no
cost thanks to the University of
California Cooperative Extension
(UCCE) Master Gardeners program (mastergardenerSD.org).
Here in San Diego, nearly
300 Master Gardeners volunteer
thousands of hours each year to
provide home gardening and pest
control information throughout
the county, free to the public.
trained by the University of California Cooperative Extension and
the County of San Diego Farm
and Home Advisor experts in all
aspects of home gardening with
special emphasis on new pests
and issues affecting the county.
Their advice is based on UCbased research that includes the
innovative Pest Notes — more
than 150 helpful guides to pest-related problems and plant diseases.
All Pest Notes can be downloaded from the Master Gardeners’ website or by visiting the
state’s comprehensive website for
home gardeners at ipm.ucanr.edu.
You can also pick up printed versions by visiting the UCCE office
at 9335 Hazard Way, Suite 201,
San Diego, CA 92123.
The Master Gardener program attracts volunteers who
have a passion for gardening, and
Master Gardeners throughout San Diego County offer valuable resources on a variety of gardening questions, including offering
a hotline (858) 822-6910 that is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help educate and answer home gardening
and pest management questions.
it is the county’s responsibility to
make sure these trainees are given accurate, up-to-date information on home horticulture issues
and taught how to properly research and respond to questions
they get from local residents. In
San Diego, the next Master Gar-
dener training course will be offered in 2016.
Each class is popular, with
only 48 students accepted from an
applicant pool of 200.
Master Gardeners receive six
months of classroom training and
educational field trips.
Instructors include experts
in turf grasses, citrus, insects,
vegetables, trees and shrubs. Students are certified as UCCE Master Gardeners after they successfully complete the training course
and pass the final exam.
The newly minted garden
experts must volunteer at least
50 hours/year in public outreach
activities, helping to educate the
public and answering questions
on home gardening and pest management especially through the
hotline (858) 822-6910, staffed
Monday through Friday between
9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Inquires also
can be emailed to [email protected]
Master Gardeners give advice at more than 100 annual
events in the county, including
the San Diego County Fair, in
addition to speaking at local garden clubs, serving as consultants
for more than 400 school gardens
and 80 community gardens, and
providing horticultural classes at
local juvenile detention facilities.
Their demonstration garden was
on display this past spring at The
Flower Fields in Carlsbad.
This weekend, the Master
Gardeners Plant Sale and Open
House will be held at Balboa
Park’s Casa del Prado from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m.
Thousands of plants will be
up for sale along with garden art,
tools and books.
And 15 different exhibits and
demonstrations will cover myriad topics including water-wise
plants, earth-friendly gardens,
pest management, composting
and gardening in small spaces.
Plans are already underway
for next year’s annual Spring Gardening Seminar March 21, 2015
because Master Gardeners are
committed to helping other gardeners grow.
Scott Parker is the UCCE Master
Gardener Program Coordinator for
San Diego County.
Family-owned Aspire Furniture
transforms to coastal living
SAN MARCOS — Aspire Furniture embraces its
North County atmosphere
by trading its predominantly Tuscan look for an exciting new Coastal style.
Aspire, a family-owned
retail furniture business in
the San Diego marketplace,
is highly regarded for emphasizing personal service,
which helps its customers to
unlock countless possibilities in terms of home furnishings.
As a result of the continued success of the new
coastal look in their Kauai
showroom, the mainland
business has decided to
follow in its footsteps transitioning from Tuscan to
“We are emphasizing
a fun, fresh, sophisticated
coastal look that embodies
multiple styles,” said Shannon Mercado, manager of
the San
Marcos location. “We
will feature more transitional furniture that includes plantation, cottage,
and beachy as well as lots of
We are
a fun, fresh,
look that
multiple styles.”
Shannon Mercado
Manager, Aspire Furniture
great new accessories that
include whales, sea glass
beads and lamps in an array
of sea blues and greens.”
Since its origins in the
1990s, Aspire’s showroom
has satisfied its customers with quality furniture
possessing a Tuscan flair.
It wasn’t until four years
ago when business owners Jeff and Cindy McGee
headed for Kauai to open
up a Coastal-oriented showroom.
That vivacious style
caught the attention of the
mainland showroom, which
hopes to have completed its
Coastal transformation by
Thanksgiving. All Tuscan
furniture, art, and accessories are currently being
sold at liquidated prices
to facilitate the ongoing
home environments for individual customers is the
core principle of Aspire;
according to Shannon Mercado. Going Coastal is the
perfect way to embrace that
philosophy. It’s a huge, stylish change for the company,
and one that will match the
vibrant, lively spirit of the
San Diego region it serves.
“It (Coastal) allows us
to present a new element of
excitement and gives us a
fun, new direction to work
with,” said Shannon. “San
Diego is a coastal city and I
want to bring that same refreshing level of comfort to
our San Marcos showroom.”
Aspire Furniture is located at 1040 Los Vallecitos
Blvd., Ste. 103, San Marcos;
call (760) 744-2662.
The 20th Annual International Orchid Fair starts Oct. 5 at the San Diego Botanic Garden. Orchid growers
can still register to showcase their flowers. Courtesy photo
Annual international orchid fair starts Oct. 5
DEL MAR — The most
highly coveted of ornamental plants, the orchid,
takes center stage at the
20th Annual San Diego
International Orchid Fair
Oct. 4 and Oct. 5 at the San
Diego Botanic Garden.
Thousands of varieties of these rare, exotic
and graceful plants will be
on display and on sale in
the Garden’s Ecke Building from specialty orchid
vendors from around the
Orchid related products such as pottery, paintings, and books will also
be available for purchase.
In addition, orchid
care lectures will be con-
ducted throughout the day
for participants to learn
how to care, grow, and nurture these delicate plants.
All presentations are
free with paid admission
or membership to the Garden.
The Orchid Fair is
an official American Orchid Society (AOS) event,
where these magnificent
flowers will be shown and
Local orchid growers
are encouraged to participate in the AOS event.
To register, growers
should bring plants to be
judged to the San Diego
Botanic Garden’s Ecke
Building Oct. 2, from 4 to 7
p.m. or Oct. 3, from 9 a.m.
to noon.
Orchids traditionally represent love, luxury,
beauty, and strength.
throughout history have
believed in the healing,
disease-fighting, and protective properties of the
The 20th Annual San
Diego International Orchid Fair is free with paid
admission or membership
to the Garden.
For more information on the Orchid Fair,
visit the San Diego Botanic Garden’s website at:
SDBGa rden.org / orch id.
SEPT. 19, 2014 B5
Fall Home & G arden Drought Tolerant Plants for the
San Diego garden — Think native
By Lucy Warren
Garden with California native plants. Photos by Lucy Warren
Want a beautiful green
landscape year round? Easy
care and easy on water, as
well? It may be time to consider what Mother Nature
has to offer.
greatest number of indigenous plants in North America! And, they are adapted
to the environment that
surrounds us. In the past
few years, more growers are
experimenting with native
plants and expanding the
availability and diversity
for gardeners.
The natural variety is
seemingly endless. There
are stately trees from oaks
to cypress to desert olives-from gigantic to patio size
for small gardens.
California native shrubs
abound in all sizes, shapes
and leaf colors. The manzanitas have multiple varieties
which range from tall trees
to groundcovers — as do
the California lilacs, which
provide beautiful blooms in
springtime from deepest indigo to pure white.
Brilliant seasonal and
perennial flowering plants
abound in springtime, such
as Penstemon ‘Margarita
BOP’ or the perky monkey
flowers. Some shrubs bloom
for months on end, such as
the Island Bush Poppy with
its large gray-green foliage
and yellow poppy flowers.
Or, perhaps you prefer some
of the many sages.
Native plants can be
substituted for ornamental
plants in any style of landscape. At the 2013 San Diego County Fair, San Diego
Botanic Garden challenged
local native plant landscaper, Greg Rubin, to design a
Japanese-style garden utilizing exclusively drought
tolerant native plants. The
result was spectacular!
Most homeowners now
have a typical grass lawn,
which uses a lot of water and
amendments and requires
frequent mowing. You can
save from 60 to 90 percent
of your landscape water by
installing a more interesting
and attractive native plant
landscape. As an additional
benefit, a lightly hydrated
native landscape also has
high fire resistance.
So why don’t more
homeowners use native
landscaping to save water,
money and maintenance?
Primarily because they do
not understand the plants.
They may have even bought
a few to put in their garden
and watched them decline.
It can be very difficult to
mix natives with non-natives.
Here’s why. Because
native plants evolved in a
demanding ecology, they
developed survival patterns
that are different from the
ornamental plants we buy
from most nurseries. For
one thing, California natives grow in communities
rather than competing for
If you take a drive outside of developed areas, you
can easily see rocky hillsides filled with a mix of
thriving native plants without irrigation or fertilizer.
Island Bush Poppy (Dendromecon
Plus, the native plant
ecology is more than just
the plants. Native species
grow in community with soil
microorganisms to mutual
benefit. These organisms
help to feed and hydrate the
natives with minimal interference on our part. The organisms are all around, they
don’t need to be added to
the soil.
The two best ways to
kill natives are to over water and to fertilize. This
“special attention” breaks
the bond between the plants
and their soil benefactors,
leaving them open to pathogens and disease.
Drought tolerant means
less water or low water, not
NO water.
Even natives benefit
from a periodic light overhead spray—think coastal
mists—to dust off the leaves
and lightly rehydrate the
mulch under the plants.
The Master Gardener
Plant Sale at Casa del Prado
in Balboa Park Sept. 20 from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. will have informational displays on natives and other drought tolerant plants, with experts to
answer questions.
Lucy Warren, UCCE Master
Gardener is the co-author
with Greg Rubin of “The
California Native Landscape:
Homeowner’s Guide to Restoring its Balance and Beauty.”
Fall Home & G arden SEPT. 19, 2014
Anderson’s La
Costa Nursery
gains new owners
breathed a sigh of relief
this August when it was
announced that Anderson’s La Costa nursery had
been acquired by a family
intent on preserving the
garden’s rich legacy.
Anderson’s, premier
nursery located two blocks
west of Interstate 5 on La
Costa Avenue, has been a
favorite among nursery goers for nearly 60 years.
“Anderson’s La Costa
Nursery in an institution.
It’s a place everyone needs
The Lahaye residence n Olivenhain will be featured on the annual Modern Home Tour Sept. 27. The Modern-style home was designed by architect and former Encinitas resident Soheil Nakhshab. Courtesy photos
Tour to feature homes with a Modern style
By Tony Cagala
ENCINITAS — Things are developing in the right way for architect
Soheil Nakhshab. The 33-year-old,
who grew up in Encinitas with a passion for art and mathematics, has been
fortunate enough to combine the two
subjects and turn them into a successful career.
As CEO/principal of Nakhshab
Development Design, Inc. Nakhshab
has 10 new contracts for projects in
San Diego, including one slated for
Cape Town, South Africa later this
Four of his homes will be part of
the 2014 Modern Home Tour Sept. 27.
The tour, hosted by the Texas-based
Modern Home Tours, LLC, will be
showcasing Modern architecture-influenced homes in San Diego County,
including the Lahaye house in Olivenhain, which Nakhshab designed.
Nakhshab said the Modern concepts he employs have all existed
since the 1950s and ‘60s.
But for people in the industry —
the designers, the developers — it’s
their responsibility to make sure they
show people what true living is, he
“At the end of the day, we’re still
animals. We need to have that connection with nature. It gives us a better
lifestyle,” he said.
We spent 10
years waiting
for the perfect
nursery and it
was well worth
the wait”
Marc Smith
General Manager,
Anderson’s La Costa
Some of the features to look for is the beauty in minimalism, says architecht Soheil Nakhshab.
The Modern Home Tour will highlight four of his designed homes in the county.
ceptable in today’s society.
What does that mean for home design
in the 21st century?
I think people are going to start
being more conscientious about the
First off, what makes modern, initial thoughts on how the home
should be designed and it should be
Lifestyles play a big factor as far set up.
as lifestyle is concerned. But aesthetically, my style is based on aesthetics How do you see the environment and
that were established 50 or 60 years home design interacting together?
We really take into consideration
ago, which were far superior to what
you see in today’s marketplace. It was our surroundings, our neighborhoods
a shame a lot of those styles and ideas — where the wind is coming in, where
were kind of forgotten after the late the sun is rising, where it’s setting in
‘70s and ‘80s just as the industry went order to make the home as passively
downhill and you started seeing more functioning as possible where we’re
mass production and it was about the not running our air conditioning sysbottom line versus putting something tem or turning on the lights 24/7.
out there that would last the test of We’re creating a space where we still
time and would actually be a piece of feel like we’re blending with the existart – that was not just a piece of art ing environment.
that was form, but also function.
For people touring the residences,
Have you noticed if how people use what should they be looking for?
I think some of the key features
their homes has changed as times
in the home are just the minimalist
Absolutely. Let’s just look back in details. People have this tendency to
time a little bit where things were a think more is better, but I think beaulot more compartmentalized. Society ty is minimalism. So it’s key for people
has evolved where women before were to see the natural materials that were
looked at playing the homemaker role, used, the flow of the floor plan, the
where ‘Hey you just stay in the kitch- natural light of the space. Every time
en and do the cooking and then come I go there, when I visit my clients, I sit
out here and serve me,’ versus today, back and I just watch them live in the
home life has changed where people space, and it’s just really fascinating.
want to interact. It’s not just a household where it’s a husband and a wife. When a home, say not cut from the
It could be a husband and a husband, same cloth, is built, what kind of imor a wife and a wife. And it’s more ac- pact can that have on the surrounding
Taking the environment and surroundings into
consideration was key to designing the Lahaye
residence in the Encinitas community of Olivenhain.
neighborhood and community?
It’s like the old idea of keeping up
with the Joneses. Most people are visual, they have to physically see something to understand it. When you can
put something out there for people to
physically experience and see and understand, I think it opens their minds
and creates the level of expectations
for themselves. So, for the future, whoever that mass producing developer
is, they’ll have expectations from the
consumer that they have to factor in.
to experience,” says Solana Beach gardening guru
Sharon McCarty. “It’s one
of the few nurseries where
you can talk with people
who have a deep knowledge of plants and how to
care for them. They carry
a great selection of plants
from around the world
that are locally grown. If
I need something special,
they’ll have it or they’ll
find it for me.”
Anderson’s new owners, Mariah and Marc
Smiths, purchased the
nursery in August.
They plan to retain all
of the garden center’s current employees and make
significant investments to
build upon the previous
owner’s success.
“We feel really lucky,”
says manager Marc Smith.
“Anderson’s has great
customers and we love its
peaceful and beautiful setting near the ocean. The
staff is friendly, knowledgeable and super talented. We spent 10 years
waiting for the perfect
nursery and it was well
worth the wait.”
award-winning designer
Shad Bruce of Concept
45, Anderson’s style and
approach set it apart from
the competition.
“It’s not a generic “big
box” garden center,” says
“When I’m designing a custom outdoor
environment or furniture,
I often collaborate with
the people at Anderson’s.
They have great designers
whose fingers are on the
pulse of style. They help
you avoid costly landscaping mistakes and create
beautiful outdoor spaces. I
also appreciate their focus
on sustainability and buying from local growers and
Stepping into Anderson’s is like stepping back
into time.
The boutique nursery
and design center has deep
roots in the gardening and
horticultural community
dating back to 1956 when
Horace and Mary Anderson first opened their
Its location, just five
blocks from the ocean in
Leucadia, is a reminder of
a bygone era for Southern
California nurseries.
Inside the nursery,
visitors find more than
an acre of plants, pottery,
fountains and garden décor.
The nursery stocks an
abundance of plants from
every continent, including: succulents, edibles,
ornamentals, native and
drought-tolerant, cactus,
shrubs, and ornamental
trees. Visitors can explore
a charming gift shop, a
secret garden filled with
herbs, veggies and playhouse.
They can also browse
a greenhouse filled with a
spectacular array of tropical indoor plants.
The nursery carries
organic fertilizers, soil
amendments and pest control products, including
beneficial organisms used
for natural pest control.
In additions to plants,
Anderson’s carries a beautiful selection of pottery,
and one of the largest selections of garden fountains in the area.
Should you find more
than fits in your car, no
problem — Anderson’s can
Anderson’s designers
have helped hundreds of
Southern California gardens beautify their yards
and gardens.
From vision to completion, Anderson’s designers
make it easy to build a
dream garden.
“We can help homeowners enhance their
yards and avoid costly
mistakes. Through every
step of the process from
plant selections to placement,” says Marc Smith,
manager at Anderson’s.
“Our mission is simple: We
help create unique, useful and beautiful outdoor
living spaces.”
What: Modern Home Tours
When: Sept. 27; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $40 day of
Info: Modernhometours.com
SEPT. 19, 2014 B7
Fall Home & G arden Family fun, quality tables are a tradition at Billiards & Barstools
You may have heard the best
way to keep families together is to
gather around the table. For Darrell Meddings, owner of Billiards
& Barstools, that means gathering
around the pool table or game table.
Billiards & Barstools sells
and services pool tables, games
and entertainment room furnishings. “It’s all about family fun,”
Meddings said.
The staff at Billiards & Barstools has a full knowledge of pool
tables and antiques. Services include sales, restoration and moving tables. “Our strong points are
a knowledgeable and able staff,”
Meddings said.
Billiards & Barstools has two
locations — one in Valencia and
one in San Marcos — with large,
newly remodeled showrooms.
“We carry the best brands,” Meddings said, “We have a complete
line of pool tables, furniture and
Billiards & Barstools carries
Brunswick tables, made by the
No. 1 pool table manufacturer.
The handcrafted Brunswick
pool tables are something people
can pass on for generations, Meddings said. Brunswick has been
making pool tables since 1845.
The complete selection of
pool tables at Billiards & Barstools includes a range of table
prices from top of the line to beginner tables. “From the low end
up we have a variety of brands,”
said Meddings. “There’s a starting price point for everyone’s
We’re selected
and called to do
this because of our
knowledgeable staff”
Darell Meddings
Owner, Billiards & Barstools
No matter what your skill
level at the game, the benefit of
family fun can always be enjoyed.
Pool tables bring the family together.
When families play pool,
they talk, laugh, and joke. “That
doesn’t happen looking at a picture tube,” Meddings said. Even
customers who do not expect to
enjoy the family purchase find
themselves playing. A customer
recently called to say how much
his wife enjoys the pool table.
“She’s out there playing pool with
our son.”
Meddings enjoys plain pool
with his family and friends and
now plays with his grandchildren.
Pool is a universal game everyone
can enjoy.
Families aren’t the only people visiting Billiards & Barstools.
The company has serviced and
installed tables for the women’s
professional pool tournament at
Viejas for the last 10 years. Billiards & Barstools also serviced
and installed tables for the men’s
pool tournament in Los Angeles.
“We’re selected and called to do
this because of our knowledgeable staff,” Meddings said. “Customers say when we install the
tables they never have to worry,
they know they’re done right.”
Professional service is key.
Pool tables need to be moved and
set up the right way.
It’s essential tables are torn
apart, levels are reset, and felt
is recovered correctly. There is a
lot that goes into putting a table
together. Tables need to be professionally leveled. The difference
in the level of a table is precise —
less than the thickness of a business card.
“Customer service is one
thing we pride ourselves in. Our
guys are professionals who are
trained in setup and have knowledge of antiques. I have over 40
years experience. It’s very important to have a full knowledge
of pool tables when you’re putting
one together,” Meddings said.
Billiards & Barstools offers
full services to move, recover
and restore tables in Southern
California. “I hear horror stories
of people trying to move tables
themselves, even if it’s to have
new carpet put in,” Meddings
said. They mess them up, pop a
slate, or snap an apron.” Pool tables should be handled by an experienced service person.
They even move tables out of
state. “We deliver all over, as far
as Tahoe and Mammoth,” Meddings said. “We have customers
coming inform 300 miles. We just
delivered a professional high end
table to Lake Havasu,” Meddings
They also do in home consultation. “We will go out to the
home, measure, we’ll do whatever’s necessary to provide service
to customers,” Meddings said.
Consultations include helping customers select game room
furnishings. They carry high-end
custom-made Darafeev furniture, dining game tables, chairs
and barstools, said Meddings.
Billiards and Barstools carries a
large selection of wood furniture,
leather and designer fabrics.
They also carry metal and wood
bar stools, “We have a huge selection with prices starting very
low,” Meddings said.
Billiards & Barstools also carries kits to convert a pool table to
a dining table, or ping-pong table.
In addition to pool, Billiards
& Barstools carries lots of other
games for family fun. They carry
a full line of games, foosball, air
hockey, shuffleboard, ping-pong
and pinball machines and a large
selection of darts for professional dart players and dart leagues.
“Our selection of pool cues ranges from $20 to $5,000,” Meddings
Billiard & Barstools carries
family video games, like Pac Man
and Megatouch Gametime. Gameroom accessories include popcorn
machines and table lights.
“We’re the most exciting
store around,” said Meddings.
“It’s all about fun.”
In today’s competitive market, Meddings said Billiards &
Barstools offers 12-month financing to help customers get
the game room they have always
dreamed of.
The San Marcos store is located at 330 Rancheros Drive,
Suite 120. For more information
call (760) 471-9208. The Valencia
store is located at 25420 The Old
For more information, call
(661) 799-7564. Visit billiardsandbarstools.com for directions.
Groundwater, a vital part of our water supply
By Marie Waldron
Seaside living is attainable with the new Carlsbad community SummerHouse overlooking the Buena Vista
Lagoon. Courtesy photo
Carlsbad’s SummerHouse makes
second-home living a seaside experience
With direct access to surf and sand,
and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean
and Buena Vista Lagoon, Zephyr Partners’ Carlsbad community SummerHouse
is the perfect place for second-home buyers to find a new home away from home.
The enclave of 35 luxury beach condos being built in the heart of Carlsbad
is just steps from the beach and a short
stroll to the village. Homeowners will
enjoy an ideal seaside living experience
with a full range of recreational options
nearby, including the ocean for fishing,
hiking, paddle boarding and water skiing,
and Calaveras Park for hiking, mountain
biking, and fishing.
Living the beach lifestyle is all about
comfort and ease, which is why SummerHouse is offering a luxurious concierge
service that will cut down on planning
time and maximize fun in the sun. An onsite concierge service will be on hand to
perform a range of helpful tasks such as
scheduling a surf lesson or walking the
dog. The concierge attendant will also be
able to provide kayaks, paddle boards,
beach chairs, bicycles, tents and any
other equipment beach-living residents
might need for their daily adventures.
“SummerHouse is an oasis perfect for
second-home buyers looking for a vacation home to relax and enjoy their favorite hobbies,” said Brad Termini, Zephyr
Partners’ co-CEO.
More extensive at-home services such
as personal grocery shopping, cooking
and dry cleaning — services typically
found only in a high-end resort or highrise – may also be available.
These beach condos are located at
2303 Ocean St., a half-mile from the
Coaster Station and a short ride to downtown San Diego, the Zoo and SeaWorld. It
is also in close proximity to Palomar Airport, which offers private and commercial
On-site amenities include a pool, fire
pits and cabanas, and a fitness center. As
part of Zephyr’s unique building nature,
each of the 35 floors plans, featuring California Coastal architecture, vary from
building to building, with eight general
The single-story condominiums range
from 1,800 to 2,700-square-feet with two
and three bedrooms, plus a den, and 2.5
or three bathrooms. Other fine touches
include disappearing cantina doors on to
the large lanais, a wide kitchen island,
top of the line appliances, designer cabinets and detailed interior finishes.
Prices range from $1.3 million to $2.4
million. The first SummerHouse homes
will be ready for move in late 2014.
The sales center is open Sundays
from noon to 4 p.m., or by appointment. For more information, visit
impacted by the long
The resulting shortfall has forced many
agricultural regions to
draw excessive amounts
of water from groundwater basins, which in dry
years can provide up to
46 percent of the state’s
total water supply.
In response, the Legislature hastily passed
three bills in the closing
weeks of the 2014 session
governing water management policies for groundwater basins.
Senate Bills 1168,
1319 and Assembly Bill
1739 have all been forwarded to Governor
Brown for his signature.
The need to update
the state’s groundwater
regulations is readily apparent.
groundwater basins have
been critically overdrawn
for decades, long before
the current drought.
However, this legislation infringes on private
property rights and punishes groundwater users
in basins that have had
little or no overdraft or
already enforce effective
Furthermore, these bills
were rushed through
with little time for public
It took nearly ten
years to pass the water
bond being submitted to
voters in November; surely we can take a few more
months before enacting
permanent and sweeping
changes to California’s
groundwater policies.
Unlike the water
bond, which passed with
wide bi-partisan support,
this legislation has generated bi-partisan criticism.
The agricultural community, an industry directly
impacted by these proposals, has been conspicuous in its opposition.
Consequently, I have
joined legislators from
both parties to ask Governor Brown to veto these
Given time, legislation can be drafted next
session that respects local
control and private property rights while avoiding
overreaching state interference over this irreplaceable resource.
Marie Waldron is the
state Assemblymember for
District 75.
Fall Home & G arden Rats or gophers destroying your yard?
‘Sick building syndrome’
topic of conference
By Aaron Burgin
REGION — If you find
yourself constantly with the
sniffles and sneezes, it might
not be the family pet — your
home could be making you
sick, advocates for environmentally friendly buildings
Officials with the San
Diego Green Building Council gave the phenomena a
nickname, “sick building
syndrome,” and according to
US Environmental Protection Agency Statistics, it contributes to everything from
absenteeism at work to headaches, migraines and asthma
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“It is a general term to
describe the impacts that
buildings have on us physiologically and biologically,
and those impacts are 100
percent real,” said Ravi Bajaj, the education manager of the San Diego Green
Building Council. “There
are impacts from how we
respond from a productivity
standpoint to how we biologically respond to the lack of
fresh air in a space, or the
amount of toxins increase
in a space, or with respect to
ventilation, since we breathe
out carbon dioxide, without proper ventilation those
higher concentrations of
CO2 can lead to exhaustion,
and in higher concentrations, very extreme health
impacts as well.”
Advocates of “green”
building practices said that
sick building syndrome will
only be curtailed if builders
change the way they build,
including increasing access
to natural light, using socalled healthy building materials and creating more
energy efficient structures.
Many of these topics
will be discussed Sept. 23 at
the Council’s second annual
Healthy Buildings and Communities Conference, at San
Diego Gas & Electric’s Energy Innovation Center in Kearny Mesa.
The eight-hour event will
feature two keynote speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Baca from
Gov. Jerry Brown’s Office of
Planning and Research will
discuss the impacts of community and building design
on health and well-being. Peter Rumsey from Point Energy Innovations will speak on
the passive and “timeless”
strategies that can be used
to optimize building performance.
It will also include
breakout sessions on topics
such as zero waste, watershed management and green
building materials and energy efficiency for existing
Proponents of green
building said events like this
are crucial, as on average
Americans spend 90 percent
of their time indoors, much
of it in traditional buildings
that expose them to higher
concentration of pollutants
than found outdoors.
An infographic created
by the Council, which cites
statistics from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other sources, says
that green building leads to
fewer absences and better
performance at work and
school, and fewer episodes of
asthma, allergies and headaches.
San Diego is one of the
leaders in the green building movement. Countywide,
more than 400 projects —
about 48 million square feet
of building space — have received the U.S. Green Building Council’s “Leadership in
Energy and Environmental
Design,” or LEED certification. The rating system is
considered the stamp of approval for energy efficient
and environmentally friendly standards in building con-
San Diego is also home
to the nation’s first “Energy
Star” certified building, the
Ridgehaven project, which
is home to the city’s Environmental Services Department.
Still, the county lags behind many of the cities that
have really taken hold of the
green movement, such as
San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and New York.
“We have roots in the
beginning of the green building movement,” Bajaj said.
“Where we have room for improvement is spreading from
those few isolated projects to
general sustainability across
the board.”
Ergo, the theme of the
communities, Bajaj said, focusing on how builders can
spread those green principles from one building to an
entire cluster of buildings
and ultimately, create communities that are green.
In addition to the environmental benefits, builders
benefit financially because
the green upgrades ultimately lower operating costs, Bajaj said.
“We don’t know with
certainty when gas, fuel or
water costs will rise, but we
do know with certainty that
they are rising,” Bajaj said.
“Sustainability puts you in
a place where you reducing
those operating costs and
saving money.”
The conference costs
$40 to attend for council
members, $50 for non-members and $60 at the door.
Members can bring one free
To register, visit the
website at: usgbc-sd.org/
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Fall Home & G arden Pardee Homes reports
Stellar Sales of Luxury Homes at Alta Del Mar
San Diego’s
Best New
REGION — Success
comes in many forms, from
awards to buyer satisfaction, but stellar sales really
tells the story, especially in
the case of a high-end, luxury new home community
like Alta Del Mar by Pardee
With pricing starting
at $2.5 million, this unique
neighborhood, located in
coastal North San Diego’s
Del Mar Mesa area, has
experienced stellar sales.
Pardee Homes has sold
48 estate homes in just 18
In addition, 21 of the
available 29 custom lots
within the community have
also been sold.
“Traffic and sales have
been amazing since we quietly introduced Alta Del
Mar to the public in 2013,”
said Matt Sauls, regional marketing director for
Pardee Homes. “We are
proud that the excellence
we pursued in developing
this community has been
matched by resounding
buyer response. We are
committed to developing
this spectacular plateau in
a way that preserves the
natural topography and
sweeping view corridors as
we provide our homebuyers with a one-of-a-kind
address. The elevated site
and picturesque setting are
coastal North County’s last,
best opportunity for an exceptional lifestyle, with the
location being one of the top
reasons for our sales success. Buyers have also cited the beautiful floor plan
designs and availability of
morning rooms or nooks
feature state-of-the art design and appliances. When
you purchase a home at
Alta Del Mar, you can select the exceptional design
elements and features that
reflect your lifestyle.”
From Wolf gourmet appliance packages to Sub-Zero built-in refrigerators and
dual Bosch dishwashers,
the choices for the kitchen
are extensive, as are those
for luxurious bathrooms
and master bedroom suites.
Each home occupies a generous homesite that provides ample opportunity
for private interior and side
courtyards as well as generous backyards suitable for
pools, gardens and entertaining.
Alta Del Mar is served
by schools in the Del Mar
Award-winning Alta Del Mar Plan 3 by Pardee Homes was the recipient of the SoCal Award for Best Union School District for
Architectural Design for a house 4,000 square feet and above. Courtesy photo
elementary grades and it
is anticipated Carmel Vallarge single-story homes al firm of Bassenian/Lagoni
as compelling reasons why of Newport Beach, Alta Del
they have purchased a Mar embraces California’s
rich architectural heritage
home at Alta Del Mar.”
In addition to a success- by incorporating elements
ful sales rate, Alta Del Mar of Spanish and Monterey
has been the recipient of design such as exterior
22 industry awards includ- gated porticos, charming
ing “Best Residential Com- interior courtyards, grand
munity of the Year” des- entries, outdoor rooms and
ignation in three separate classic brick and wood decompetitions—Gold Nugget tailing; authentic wrought
Awards, BIA Icon Awards iron detail, stone facades,
and SoCal Awards. In ad- vestibules and formal halldition, Alta Del Mar was ways evoke French Country
honored with a Gold Award and Tuscan architectural
for Residence Two at BALA styling.
“Each of the four floor
and at the Professional
Builder Design Awards and plans offers a haven for ina Gold Award for Residence door and outdoor living,”
Three and Silver Award for added Sauls. “Large side
Community of the Year at and interior courtyards, expansive family rooms, and
The Nationals–2014.
The Prestige Collection club rooms are suitable for a
of Alta Del Mar is gated en- large art or exercise studio,
clave of 4,151 to 6,235-squre game room or home theater,
foot Estate Homes on lots and are among the many
averaging a half acre, and exciting floor plan features.
Custom Home sites up to Sun drenched kitchens with
one acre. Pricing is from
$1.85 to $2.4 million.
award-winning architectur-
Hosts may want to consider
gluten-free foods at dinner parties
When hosting a dinner party, hosts might be
asked to provide some
gluten-free foods.
Gluten is a general
name for proteins found
in wheat that help foods
maintain their shape. But
gluten also can be found
in cereal grains such as
rye and barley as well as
a variety of crossbreeds.
Gluten is not unhealthy, but many people
are gluten-intolerant.
When such people,
who may suffer from celiac disease, consume
gluten, they may be triggering an immune system
response that damages
their intestines and prevents them from absorbing nutrients they need to
stay healthy.
Some gluten-intolerant people may be suffer-
ing from a wheat allergy
that can produce various
reactions to wheat allergens.
Party hosts concerned about guests with
a gluten intolerance may
want to consult those
guests about which foods
they can and cannot eat.
A gluten-free diet
typically forbids gluten-intolerant men, women and children from
consuming bread, beer,
french fries, pasta, salad
dressing, soy sauce, and
certain soups.
However, many food
begun to produce gluten-free alternatives to
popular foods and beverages, making it easier
than ever for dinner party hosts to cater to gluten-intolerant guests.
ley Middle School, Torrey
Pines High School or Canyon Crest Academy in the
San Dieguito Union High
School District will serve
older children.
Pardee Homes is celebrating its 60th anniversary
in the San Diego market this
year. Recognized for superior master-planning concepts,
quality construction, energy-efficient building practices, responsive customer
service and dedication to the
educational and civic goals
of the communities in which
it builds, Pardee Homes was
one of the first builders in
San Diego to embrace sustainable building practices
and continues to build consideration for the planet into
every home and community.
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For more information
visit altadelmar.com or call
(858) 461-0109.
Fall Home & G arden SEPT. 19, 2014
Getting the most out of farmers markets and seasonal produce
(BPT) — Warm weather months bring an abundance of fresh fruit and
vegetables, and for those
who enjoy buying local,
farmers markets are popular destinations.
Produce choices available at farmers markets are
now reaching their peak. So
how can you make the most
of this seasonal bounty?
Chef Daniel Reyes, culinary faculty member at
The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University,
believes that it’s important
to know the difference between buzzwords common
at markets. “If you have
questions about how farmers do something, they are
more than happy to talk to
you and educate you about
sustainable and organic
farming,” he says.
Reyes explains that
while some produce may
look unfamiliar, a good
market salesperson will
provide tips on how to use
the items.
Farmers markets are
not just great places to buy,
they’re also great places to
learn new culinary techniques and food pairings.
Another tip? Shop early — that’s when chefs at
are the markets. “Chefs are
usually there early in the
morning. See what they are
buying,” says Reyes. And
remember to bring bags to
carry your items home —
cooler bags are especially Touring your local farmers markets can help you connect with your community and the neighborhood agrihelpful when you’re buying culture. Courtesy photo
delicate goods such as lo- share a passion for locally
cally made cheeses, eggs or grown food.
The markets build a
sense of community, according to Reyes, that conA sense of community
Farmers markets allow tributes to a stronger local
people to gather in a com- economy and smaller envimon place to meet neigh- ronmental footprint.
“Get to know your
bors and make friends who
purveyors. See where they
come from,” Reyes advocates.
shared by Chef Elizabeth
Thompson, culinary arts
faculty member at The Art
Institute of California - Inland Empire. Thompson
recommends asking farmers what’s best to buy right
“They grow whatever they sell, which makes
them experts. Ask to put
be put on their email list.
They may send out information about what is in season
and what to do with it,” she
Thompson makes it
a point to try something
new each time she visits a
farmers market. “Sample
everything! That is how the
farmers sell their products,
and you will know what you
CSA - Community
Supported Agriculture
In addition to visiting the farmers market,
many people are choosing
to become CSA shareholders, paying in advance for
weekly boxes of produce.
CSAs create a direct
relationship between farmer and consumer, according
to Thompson. CSAs allow
busy people to pick up their
share boxes at a convenient
location, and teach them
how to use what’s inside.
For those interested in
supporting local farmers,
CSAs provide a critical
influx of cash to farmers
during the off-season, helping them to better prepare
for the planting season
weekly at the farmers market or picking up a CSA box
of fresh produce, buying
local allows consumers to
taste fruit and vegetables
at their peak flavor.
From striped heirloom tomatoes to strawberries picked fresh just
hours before, farm fresh
foods provide a burst of
flavor and a connection
to the community that
cannot be found within a
large supermarket.
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Fall Home & G arden These plants can help to
Black Whale Lighting shines new light on industry
improve indoor air quality
Indoor air quality is not
often an issue in the warmer
months, when many homeowners open their windows to
let the fresh air of the great
outdoors enter their homes in
But once the temperatures begin to dip and windows start to close, indoor air
quality can suffer. Musty air
is not only uncomfortable, it’s
also unhealthy.
Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, can build
up inside a home, especially
when windows are kept shut
for long stretches of time,
which is often the case in winter. Indoor plants can counter
such stale air, in some cases
filtering out VOCs to make
the air inside a home more
breathable and healthy. The
following are a handful of
houseplants that can improve
indoor air quality.
• Aloe: Many of us know
aloe for its restorative properties with regard to treating
burns and cuts, but aloe also
improves indoor air quality
by helping to clear a home
of the byproducts, including formaldehyde, of chemical-based household cleaners.
Aloe loves the sun, so if you
hope to keep an aloe plant
healthy through the winter,
be sure to place the plant in
a window that gets lots of sun
exposure throughout the day.
• Gerber daisy: Like aloe,
a gerber daisy needs ample
sunlight, and tends to only
withstand winters in warmer climates. But homeown-
ers who live in such climates
may still keep their windows
closed in winter, and those
that do can use these colorful, low-maintenance flowers
to remove trichloroethylene,
a chemical that clothes may
be exposed to during the dry
cleaning process.
• Golden pothos: The
golden pothos can survive
a winter, but homeowners
should be careful not to let
the plant dry out, which can
happen if they are directly
exposed to sunlight. A golden
pothos vine will grow quickly, so a hanging basket is a
great way to keep one inside
a home, where the plant can
help fight formaldehyde.
• Ficus benjamina: Also
known as a weeping fig, the
ficus benjamina can be difficult to overwinter. But that
does not mean your ficus
benjamina, which can filter
pollutants such as benzene,
formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from a home, won’t
make it through the winter.
You just need to figure out
the right watering and light
conditions for the plant. Such
conditions can be discussed
with a gardening professional.
• Warneck dracaena:
The warneck dracaena, or
dracaena deremensis, fights
pollutants created by varnishes and oils. The warneck
dracaena is a sturdy houseplant that is difficult to kill,
but it still thrives in temperatures that are between 70 F
and 80 F.
On Carlsbad Boulevard in North County, two
pioneering women named
Louise Adams and Lorraine
Lane opened shop in downtown Carlsbad selling lighting fixtures, lamps shades
and providing lamp repair.
They enjoyed much success, but wanted to travel
and be closer to family so
they decided to sell the store
in 1982.
Paul Schaeffer took
over as the charismatic designer and made his main focus lampshades, repairs and
custom lamps.
amassed, acquired, stockpiled, and salvaged some of
Southern California’s most
unusual lamps. During his
ownership he also brought
the store back to Carlsbad
from Oceanside.
When current owners
Kirsten and Alan Recce
passed by an antique store
in downtown Carlsbad. With
her background in antiques
and personal property appraising, Kirsten was intrigued to discover a small
area set aside featuring
Paul’s unique business of
A small wooden sign
with a carved black whale
hung over the small repair
A friendship resulted
between Kirsten and Paul,
and three months later
Kirsten purchased his business.
This year, the company
is celebrating the milestone
achievement of 20 years in
The celebrations began
earlier in the year having
completed their fifth expansion and relocation in Coastal North County.
Now located in the En-
Our industry
and services
are changing daily
right now.”
Kirsten Recce
Owner, Black Whale Lighting
cinitas Towne Center next
to Aaron Brothers near the
corner of Leucadia Boulevard and El Camino Real
in Encinitas, they are proud
to call the new 7,500 square
foot showroom home.
Settling in, Black Whale
Lighting is developing many
new features and interactive
lighting labs to further educate and stimulate our customers’ passion for lighting
technology and design.
“Our industry and services are changing daily
right now,” said Kirsten,
“New technology is coming
from everywhere.”
Black Whale Lighting
has established itself as the
largest independent lighting showroom in San Diego
County — showcasing the
most diverse selection of
decorative and technical
lighting for your residential
interiors and outdoor living
Contractors and designers alike seek their services
and products out, meeting
their discriminating taste
in commercial spaces, new
custom homes and remodels.
Black Whale Lighting
has created an outstanding
team of employees who have
vast lighting knowledge and
a passion for what they do —
serving your every lighting
In-home consultations
with their excellent lighting-certified trained staff
are available for those who
need additional assistance
with larger projects.
Fall Home & G arden SEPT. 19, 2014
Bird feeding faux pas? Five easy, no-fret fixes
Fabulous food, pretty
presentation and attention
to detail can earn you a reputation as an amazing host
among your human guests.
But when you serve your
feathered friends, are you
committing a feeding faux
pas that you fear may prove
unforgivable? Birds may be
small, but they pack long
memories into those little
craniums, and they won’t
soon forget if you serve the
wrong food, make a bad
feeder choice or allow uninvited squirrels in on the
Certain feeding missteps, however, are fairly
easy to fix.
Faux pas No. 1 - Serving junk food. You wouldn’t
invite your friends over for
a dinner party and serve
them a bucket of take-out
fried chicken, would you?
Well, that’s essentially
Where grandma can
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what you’re doing if you
serve birds human food
like bread, donuts or cookies, or stock feeders with
seed mixes that are made
up mostly of cereal, other
fillers or low-quality seeds
that the birds don’t eat. The
fix: Fill feeders with quality
options like Wild Birds Unlimited seed blends which
are specifically designed
for the birds in our region,
no-melt dough cakes (suet
for warm climates), dried
or live mealworms. The
seed blends incorporate
only the seeds birds really like to consume. Nomelt dough cakes, live and
dried mealworms provide
much-needed energy and
fat. Serve Wild Birds Unlimited Seed Cylinders for
a tidy long-lasting dining
solution. Visit our store or
website to learn more about
othertypes of bird food.
Faux pas No. 2 - Failing
to offer your guests something to drink. You would
not offer a gourmet meal to
your guests without the appropriate drinks to go with
it, would you? Birds can be
quite focused on food, but
they need fresh water availTURN TO BIRD FEEDING ON B13
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Faux pas No. 5 - Paper
plates Would you invest time
and money in preparing a
gourmet meal only to serve
it on paper plates? Of course
not! Yet that’s comparable to
how birds feel about a single
feeder, a dirty feeder or one
that doesn’t feature their
preferred style of perch.
The fix: Offer multiple styles
of feeders to appeal to the
able just the same.
The fix: Place a birdbath
or a few smaller ones at different heights throughout
your garden. Birds need water to drink and bathe in order to keep their feathers in
top flight condition.
Faux pas No. 3 - Tolerating uninvited guests. Birds
aren’t the only ones who love
bird food; squirrels are big
fans of seeds and no-melt
dough as well, and they’re
experts at stealing seed from
bird feeders. Left unchallenged, squirrels can drain
feeders quickly, leaving
nothing for the birds. They
can also cause damage to
feeders and frighten away
more timid bird species.
Black birds can also be a
The fix: You wouldn’t
attack a pesky neighbor who
showed up uninvited at your
backyard barbecue, and you
don’t want to harm squirrels
either - just dissuade them
from bothering bird feeders.
One option is to stock your
no-melt dough feeders with
Hot Pepper No-Melt Dough.
Birds can’t taste the heat, but
squirrels sure hate it. Also,
squirrels do not like Safflower Seed, but birds sure do.
Black birds don’t like Safflower Seed either and won’t
bother your feeders if you
offer it.
Faux pas No. 4 - Overlooking the importance of
ambiance. You hang streamers and balloons for a birthday party, and light graceful
tapers for an intimate dinner
Fall Home & G arden broadest range of backyard
birds. Tube feeders are a
great, classic type of feeder
that works for many different birds. Our tube feeders
have quick clean design to
easily open the bottom of
the feeder for easy access.
An open-tray design feeder
makes it easy to serve Bark
Butter Bits, treats and other
seed. Hummingbird feeders
allow you to serve the nectar that hummingbirds love.
Wild Birds Unlimited feeders are made in the U.S.A.,
many are made with recycled materials and most have
a lifetime warranty.
Fortunately, it’s easy
to develop bird-feeding etiquette. A few simple fixes
will convince your feathered
friends that your backyard
is the destination of choice
for discerning diners this
season. Ninety-five percent
of products at Wild Birds
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A calm, sunny location makes a
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party. Birds care about ambiance, too. Shrubbery and
trees provide birds places to
hide from predators. A yard
that lacks cover is not an appealing dining destination
for birds.
The fix: Choose a calm,
sunny location for feeders —
spots east or south of your
house will probably provide
the most protection from
cold northern winds.
Plant shrubs and trees,
put up a fence or plant a
hedgerow to provide cover.
Since you’ll have to refill
your feeders on a regular
basis, be sure their location
is accessible and convenient.
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THREE PETALS. Designed by Herencia Del Rico and Max Magac. The New School of
Architecture, San Diego
Finalists chosen for Sukkah Design Competition
REGION — Three in- sen as finalists by a panel of
spired and imaginative judges for the Sukkot at the
Sukkah designs were cho- Ranch Design Competition.
The three finalists are:
Herencia Del Rico and Max
Magac, students of the New
School of Architecture in
San Diego, Calif.; Yoshi
Silverstein, founder and
lead designer-educator of
Mitsui Design, based in
Washington D.C. who previously served as Education
Director of Kayam Farm at
the Pearlstone Center and
as Jewish Environmental
Educator at the Teva Learning Center; and Chris and
Sasha Verone, a husband
and wife architecture team,
also based in San Diego.
Volunteers will construct
the designs on the Ranch at
441 Saxony Road in Encinitas Oct. 5.
The winning design
will be chosen by people’s
choice and awarded $3,600
at the Sukkot at the Ranch
Festival Oct. 12.
The Sukkah Design
Competition invited designers to reimagine the ancient
temporary structure known
as a Sukkah, which has
been built during the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot since biblical times.
A Sukkah is traditionally erected for one week
each autumn to commemorate the holiday of Sukkot
in celebration and gratitude
of the harvest. It is customary, within the temporary
walls of the Sukkah, to
share meals, entertain, and
Judges chose the designs from a pool of 17 submissions from California,
New York and Washington
The Judges included:
Rob Quigley, San Diego architect most known for the
New Central Library; Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times architecture
critic; Davidson Norris,
New York-based architect
and daylighting designer;
Mia Lehrer, Los Angeles
architect; and Jessica Lee
Vences, one of last year’s
winning designers from a
team at the NewSchool of
Architecture + Design.
“The selected finalists
(mostly) reveal a bias on
the part of the jury for Sukkahs…that were physically
delicate, visually light and
potentially nomadic, whose
skins were photonically
translucent and that confused the perceived boundaries between inside and
out, sky and earth. They
were composed of materials
that were resolutely of and
in the organic world, all to
suggest that the Sukkah is
as much a creation of the
mind as it is a dwelling on
the ground,” said Davidson
This year’s themes are
release and renewal and
the three dimensional canvas to express these themes
is the Sukkah.
Each Sukkah is required to adhere to the
following guidelines: the
structure must be temporary; it must have at least
two-and-a-half walls; it
must be big enough to
contain a table and most
of a person’s body; and it
must have a roof made of
materials through which a
person can see the stars.
Three Petals
Designed by Herencia Del
Rico and Max Magac
The New School of Architecture, San Diego
From the designers:
“Three Petals formally
resembles and is homage
to the tipi – the temporary shelter used by many
of America’s nomadic natives…and is a remembrance of the 40 years Jews
existed in their own nomadic state.
The festival of Sukkot
is a time for spiritual reflection, so the upwardly sloping walls…direct the eyes
of the visitor toward the
From Jessica Lee Vences,
“The use of three petals is very symbolic because
the number three is significant in spirituality. The
lightness of the structure
contributes to the temporary feeling of the Sukkah.
Humbleness of the materials, waterproof cardboard
tubes, goes back to the original shelter in using what
they had available.”
Tension Release
Designed by Yoshi Silverstein, Mitsui Designs,
Washington D.C.
From the designer:
“Release is not possible without tension…(this
sukkah) is held together by
tension. Metaphorically the
tension of an impermanent
shelter that both shades
from the sun and…asks us
to physically experience
this liminal state of vulnerability.
Physically this Sukkah’s structure is held toTURN TO SUKKAH ON B15
SEPT. 19, 2014 B15
Fall Home & G arden SUKKAH
gether by tension — hemp
cordage pulled taut around
a central hub made from a
reclaimed bicycle wheel
and strung around angled
bamboo posts dug into the
ground. “
From Rob Quigley, AIA,
“There is something
magical about this space.
It gives a quality of depth
that provokes thought and
makes you want to visit
over and over again. The
structure is contained and
disciplined, yet fluid, organic and free. “
Designed by Chris and Sasha Verone San Diego, Calif.
From the designers:
“The seven sides of this
sukkah structure represent
the seven days of the week
and the seven year cycle.
Once inside the Sukkah,
one’s awareness of the outside world is diminished.
The base of the Sukkah
structure tapers inwards
to harvest one’s thoughts,
wishes and concerns.
The top tapers outwards to release them to
TENSION RELEASE. Designed by Yoshi Silverstein, Mitsui Designs, Washington D.C.
the sky.”
From Christopher Hawthorne, judge
“Both vulnerable and
protected, delicate and
well-built, this proposal
stood out for its ability to
translate the themes of the
competition — most notably the seven-day and seven-year cycles of rest — into
architectural space.
A seven-sided Sukkah
completely open on one
side, it both invites visitors
to come inside and makes
clear, once they get there,
that ultimately no building can take the place of
community or tradition in
protecting us or making
us whole.”
Designed by Chris and Sasha Verone San Diego, Calif.
Courtesy photos
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perfect for
The “staycation” was
a concept many first acquainted themselves with
when the economy started
to struggle and men and
women were forced to tighten their belts.
In lieu of trips overseas
or family trips to popular
tourist destinations, many
men and women opted to
stay home and save their
While the idea of a
staycation makes practical sense, many found that
idling away a week of hardearned vacation at home
could grow somewhat boring after a few days. But
whether a staycation is a
week-long escape from the
office or a three-day weekend, homeowners can tackle a few projects around the
house to turn their time
at home into one marked
by productivity instead of
• Add a splash of color. One of the easiest and
most effective ways to give
a home a new look is to repaint the home’s interior.
Such a project can be a
small-scale undertaking focusing on one or two rooms
in the house or a more ambitious exercise in which
more lived-in rooms like a
family room and/or kitchen
are given an entirely new
color scheme.
When removing old
paint, consider using sanding pads to make the task
easier than the days or
yore, when paint was often tediously scraped off
of walls with a putty knife.
Parents on staycation can
even involve the whole family in their painting project, allowing youngsters to
choose new colors for their
rooms and do a little work
with the paintbrush as well.
• Say farewell to old
faucets. Faucets have a
unique way of making bathrooms appear dated.
But vanity faucets can
quickly and easily be replaced so long as the main
problem is appearance and
not plumbing.
Homeowners who suspect potential plumbing
problems with sinks should
seek a consultation with a
professional before replacing vanity faucets. Once
the go-ahead has been
granted, homeowners can
spend a weekend or a day
or two during their staycation replacing vanity
faucets around the home.
Though the project might
seem small, it can yield
dramatic and aesthetically
appealing results.
grown increasingly popular
over the last half decade, as
many homeowners are opting to forgo costly vacations
in favor of staying home to
pad their nest eggs.
While it’s important
for staycationers to squeeze
in some rest and relaxation,
it also can be beneficial
to tackle a few projects
around the house during
time away from the office.
Make home
projects a
family affair
ackling home improvement projects
with kids in tow can be chal-
Ladybugs in the garden may be fine. However, ladybugs in the house are not always welcome. Courtesy photo
Some bugs will overwinter in the indoors
Winter weather may not be
enticing to some people, but many
people enjoy the absence of insects
when the mercury drops. When temperatures dip, insects that do not
have the benefit of body fat need to
find different methods to riding out
the chilly weather. Like bears and
groundhogs, some insects hibernate,
while others move to warmer locations for survival. Although insects
may be less prevalent outdoors,
homeowners often see an increase
of insect activity indoors during the
winter, when bugs seek out more
cozy accommodations.
The following are some of the
insects homeowners may see more
frequently as colder weather arrives.
ware, scientists have observed high
numbers of stink bugs found piled
six inches deep in some traps.
To keep stink bugs out, seal
any cracks around the windows
and doors with caulk. Patch any
tiny holes in the walls and use foam
sprays to patch up holes around outdoor electrical outlets.
Ladybugs (Ladybird beetles)
Ladybugs, with their vivid redand-black markings, may not cause
concern when found in gardens. But
when found in large numbers inside of the house, ladybugs should
cause concern. They do not pose
any health or infestation risks, but
they can be pests in large numbers
indoors. Many ladybugs will leave
the home in the spring when they’re
done hibernating. Otherwise, you
Stink bugs
As the autumn air turns cold, can sweep them outdoors or remove
brown marmorated stink bugs move them another way.
indoors. According to Mike Raupp, a
Box elder bugs
professor of entomology at the UniThese insects can enter the
versity of Maryland, data points to
high numbers of stink bug popula- home through tiny cracks or under
tions in 2013. Home invasions may doors. They also can sneak in on
be greater than in years past thanks clothing or bags from outside. Box
to favorable conditions this summer. elder bugs are largely harmless, as
Stink bugs, which are native to they will not eat anything in the
areas of China and Japan, have a home or reproduce. But many peosustained presence in North Amer- ple are put off by any black insects
ica, having been observed in 41 running around their homes.
As with many other insects,
states, including Hawaii. In parts of
Maryland, West Virginia and Dela- finding the point of entry and seal-
ing it up is the key to keeping them
Camelback crickets
The camelback cricket, also
known as the camel cricket or spider cricket, is a strange-looking bug.
It has the body of a cricket, but the
long, arched legs of a spider. They
are brown or striped, but unlike other types of crickets, these insects
do not have wings, so they are silent and will not alert you to their
presence with the familiar chirping noise. Furthermore, camelback
crickets have spectacular jumping
They have poor eyesight and
usually jump toward a predator attempting to scare it away. This can
make the cricket seem aggressive.
It will not harm people, but because
they are omnivores, camelback
crickets can eat just about anything
in your home and also will eat their
own. They like dark, warm, damp
environments, so removing these
conditions can reduce the number of
crickets you find indoors.
To further prevent indoor insect
populations, take preemptive measures in the fall. Spray the exterior
of the home with an insecticide and
keep mulch or damp leaves away
from the perimeter.
If insects become troublesome,
consult with an exterminator.
What are you keeping in your 21st-century survival kit?
Of the 1,272 federal disaster declarations issued
in the last decade, more
than half were classified as
major disasters.
These include calamities such as floods, hurricanes and tropical storms,
winter storms, and others.
“Most major disasters displaced hundreds or
thousands of people from
home and work, and nearly all involved a temporary
or prolonged loss of major
services and necessities, including power, communications, and running water,”
said Jonathan Bacon, director of marketing at Wilson Electronics, a maker of
communications equipment
in St. George, Utah.
“We began thinking
about what has changed in
technology and society, and
how that would affect what
we would want to have in an
emergency ‘go-pack’,” Ba-
con said. “A lot of what we
would take with us hasn’t
changed, but some of what
we’d desire today had not
been invented 10 years ago.
We came up with six items
that were either invented
or radically improved in the
last 10 years. We call it the
21st Century Survival Kit.”
1. Cell phone signal
booster: “We’re all extremely dependent on
smartphones for voice and
data communications.
Already widely used
by first responders and
news crews when initially
entering disaster zones, the
Sleek 4G, a portable cell
phone signal booster from
Wilson Electronics, helps to
transmit and receive calls
and data via cell towers
unaffected by a disaster.
In a severe situation like
Hurricane Sandy where all
communications were compromised for several days,
having a cell booster could
save precious hours of driving time to find a strong cell
2. Batteries: Two portable lithium-ion batteries, each with a minimum
capacity of 10,000mAh, is
enough for one battery to
fully charge at least three
smartphones or to power
a tablet, netbook, or cell
booster for several hours.
3. Portable solar panel:
“These solar panels weigh
only about a pound and are
very practical for charging
portable batteries and
devices,” said Bacon. He
recommended a panel capable of producing at least
10 Watts of power and one
amp of current.
4. LED headlamp: Also
powered by rechargeable
batteries, the latest generation of these types of lamps
have adjustable brightness
to maximize battery life
and can be made bright
enough to cast light more
than 100 feet.
5. Two-way FRS/GMRS
radios: “When even a Wilson booster can’t find a cell
signal, these radios provide
a communications range up
to 30 miles,” said Bacon.
6. Microbial filter
straw: This is used for
drinking water that may be
contaminated with bacteria, organic and waterborne
chemicals, and other harmful elements. One filter
straw can filter 30 gallons
of water.
“A lot has happened
just in the last 10 years
to make keeping in contact and avoiding health
risks easier under adverse
conditions,” said Bacon.
All of these products are
readily available, weigh
less than five pounds total
and take up little room in
a backpack.
But if kids are old
enough, moms and dads
can enlist their youngsters’
help when working on projects around the house. Not
only can adults keep closer
tabs on kids’ activities, but
involving kids in home projects also lets parents instill
important and practical lessons at the same time.
When asked to pitch
in on home projects, young
kids may feel proud they
can lend a hand with such a
“grown-up” task.
• Include children from
the start. When beginning
a project, parents can make
their kids a part of the design and planning process,
welcoming the input of
younger members of the
family, especially if renovations will impact spaces
they use directly. Draft a
list of supplies and ask questions of the kids regarding
what supplies they think
will have to go into completing the project.
• Shop as a family.
Although it may slow you
down, take children along
to the home improvement
store so you can purchase
youngsters help you as you
choose materials for the
project. This way they can
see how the raw materials
will turn into the finished
• Emphasize safety.
Children should understand
that tools serve a distinct
purpose and that they are
not toys. Identify and explain the dangerous pieces
of equipment and instruct
children that they should
not touch or turn on tools
without an adult nearby.
Go over the proper ways to
handle the tools and explain
the purposes of each device. Make sure everyone is
wearing safety equipment,
including eye protection,
gloves and ear protection,
while handing the tools.
• Demonstrate and then
let kids try. Children will
not have the skills to perform more intricate tasks,
but older kids can hammer
some nails, mix paint or
even cut wood with supervision. Assign tasks based on
the child’s age. For example,
a preteen may be able to saw
wood, while a kindergartener can hand over nails and
tools. Illustrate the correct
way to get things done and
then have children mirror
your actions.
• Attempt an easy project first. Painting a room,
building a planter box, or
another less complicated
project can help parents
gauge their kids’ abilities.
Involving children in
home improvement projects
can teach then new skills,
give them a greater appreciation of the work that goes
into maintaining a house,
instill a sense of pride in
youngsters, and provide a
great chance for kids and
their parents to spend quality together.
SEPT. 19, 2014 Fall Home & G arden TRAIL CLEAN UP
The city of Carlsbad will celebrate National Public Lands Day with a volunteer trail clean
up from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at Hosp Grove off Jefferson Street and Marron Road.
Volunteer work will include tree planting in the East Grove. Overflow parking is available at
Westfield Carlsbad Mall at the end of Monroe Street. For more information, visit carlsbadca.
gov/trails and publiclandsday.org. Courtesy photo
Glamorous camping, or “Glamping” is becoming a growing trend for
some campers. Courtesy photo
What happens
when camping and
glamour collide?
(BPT) — You love the
great outdoors, you really do
but you were somehow gifted
with that sweet blood mosquitoes crave.
Not only that but your
body simply doesn’t do well
sleeping on the ground and,
let’s be honest, it takes no
small amount of lighter fluid
and matches for you to warm
your hands over an open fire.
Travel inspiration website DreamPlanGo suggests
you go “glamping” instead.
Short for glamorous camping, glamping gives travelers
the best of both indoor and
outdoor worlds.
As in, explore the majesty of Yellowstone, but return
to a down bed and gourmet
meal at the end of the day.
Sound alright? Keep reading.
Choosing your glampsite — Unlike traditional
camping where pitching a
tent and maybe inflating an
air mattress are your only
glamping offers you much
more to choose from.
Does a treetop abode
with running water and
speak to you? What about a
yurt or villa?
Regardless of your budget, country preference or
sleeping needs, you’re bound
to find a glampsite that
speaks to you.
No need to pack — You’ll
still need to bring clothes, of
course, and hiking gear, but
no need to do the heavy lifting.
Leave the cookware,
lanterns, sleeping bags and
clumsy tent at home.
What you’ll be doing —
The beauty of glamping is
that you can still enjoy the
rush of fly fishing and reinvigorating hikes, you just
won’t have to worry about
meals or getting a poor
night’s sleep.
Depending on where
you glamp, you may even
have access to more activities and excursions than you
would camping.
Many hosts are extremely knowledgeable and will go
to great lengths to ensure
you have memorable experiences to write home about.
Fall Home & G arden SEPT. 19, 2014
A private beach and dock is available to guests at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, which uses the private lake with permission of the owners. Fishing and tour boats schedule their activities at guests’ convenience.
Photos by Jerry Ondash
hit the
e’louise ondash
troll around the lobby and hallways of the
Lake Arrowhead Resort
and Spa and you’ll find photos on
the walls of just about every notable movie star from the 1940s and
1950s that you can think of. They
all had one thing in common
beyond their celebrity: they appeared in well known films shot
in and around Lake Arrowhead.
The film titles reach as far
back as the 1930s and continue to
the present.
According to the IMBd website, more than 140 movies were
made with the lake and surrounding wooded hills as backdrops.
Even some television series
like “House M.D.” were filmed in
Lake Arrowhead.
One locale holds a heap of
Hollywood history.
It’s the 23,000-square-foot
Tudor House complex, built in
1928 by mobster Bugsy Siegel
who entertained the film industry’s elite. Originally called Club
Arrowhead of the Pines, the complex offered gambling, illegal
booze and a brothel, and featured
secret tunnels and its own well
for making moonshine.
Lake Arrowhead was the perfect place for fun and illegal play,
explained tour guide and native
resident John Richardson, “because Bugsy knew it would take
the cops all day to get up here.
That gave him plenty of time to
hide everything and everybody.”
Richardson gave up plenty of
stories and gossip as he piloted
the resort’s boat around the lake
late one afternoon.
He pointed out many lakeshore mansions and told of their
past and current, rich-and-famous owners: actor Nicholas
Cage; comedian Roseanne Barr;
radio personality Dr. Laura; author John Grisham; actor John
Candy; the Hilton and Doheny
families; the owner of Trader
The spacious lobby of the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa is at once contemporary, “Captain” John Richardson pilots a tour boat on Lake Arrowhead where he grew up.
warm and welcoming. The resort recently underwent a $12 million renovation and is His high-energy narrations include local gossip and stories of the rich-and-famous
open year-round.
who reside in the lakefront the mansions, mostly part-time.
Joe’s; Liberace; singer Celine
Dion; sportscaster Vince Scully;
karate master and actor Jackie
Chan; and Van Halen’s lead singer Sammy Hagar.
The list goes on, and for most
of these owners, their Arrowhead
properties are second and third
homes. And in case you are in the
market, the choice is wide. There
is always a bunch for sale, and
with the property comes ownership of the lake.
But there are people like
Richardson whose primary (and
only) homes are in Lake Arrowhead.
“I grew up here, then left.
I’ve been all over the world and I
wouldn’t live anywhere else,” he
declared, as he pointed out the
trees, towers and bridges from
which he used to jump – including a tree on a small island in the
“Every time I put up my rope
swing, the (homeowners) association took it down. After the
seventh time, they cut down the
tree. See? There’s the stump.”
The area’s second industry,
of course, is tourism, because
visitors know that Lake Arrowhead offers plenty for the perfect
weekend getaway.
A 90-minute drive puts you
in the San Bernardino Mountains
and National Forest, and on the
aptly named Rim of the World
Highway, an amazing feat of engineering that yields breathtaking views.
The welcoming and comfortable Lake Arrowhead Resort and
Spa makes an ideal base from
which to explore the area.
Enjoy the Mountain (ETM)
offers many ways to do this – via
four-wheeled ATVs, side-by-side
ATVs or mountain bikes. We
chose a two-hour Jeep tour with
guide Tiffani Ice (yes, her real
She took us up, down and
around the nearby backcountry to vantage points and places
where three eco-zones are visible. Ice also pointed out areas
burned by the 2003 fire, which
took six lives, 994 homes and
91,000 acres.
Once back at the resort, it
was time for a massage at the Spa
of the Pines, conveniently located in the hotel building, a feature
fully appreciated during the winter months.
Coming after our Jeep tour,
the massage and the quiet were
well timed and appreciated.
Other hotel amenities and activities are well suited to families
and groups: a pool and hot tub,
fishing (Richardson will take you
out), and a private beach perfect
for evening parties.
Bin 189, the restaurant just
off the lobby, is popular not only
A tree trunk with hundreds of holes is evidence the area above Lake Arrowhead
is a favorite habitat of woodpeckers. The
birds store nuts in the openings, usually
one to a hole.
Signs on Lake Arrowhead’s hilly, rocky
and sometimes rutted dirt roads indicate
the difficulty of the ride for various all-terrain vehicles, which are not allowed to
ride off-road.
with guests but with locals.
My husband-the-meat-eater
praised the virtues of the vegan Quinoa and Portabella Stack
(with shitake mushrooms, pecans
and red pepper coulis).
The prime rib and the grilled
salmon with mango chutney were
excellent. Perhaps best of all was
the large number of gluten-free
choices that were clearly marked
on the menu.
Breakfast even included gluten-free toast.
For shopping, Lake Arrowhead Village is a three-to-fourminute walk from the resort.
It offers some outlet stores,
sweet shops, casual restaurants
and a farmers market on Fridays.
Visit lakearrowheadresort.
com for specials and discounts, or
call (855) 580-8210.
E’Louise Ondash is a freelance
writer living in North County. Tell
her about your travels at [email protected]
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Fall Home & G arden Finding balance: creating
functional family living spaces
(BPT) — Let’s face it — life is
busy. And one of the byproducts of
a busy life is a cluttered house. With
piles of paper coming home from
school and toys creating obstacle
courses in the family room, parents
may wonder how they’ll ever take
back control of the house. A few experts share their ideas for doing just
Owls in your yard can help keep voles and other pests from snatching
your vegetation from below. Courtesy photos
Why you want
barn owl buddies
Tired of voles gnawing
on your fruit trees, gophers
snatching your vegetation
from below, or rats scuttling up your downspouts?
Invite a couple of barn
owls over and they’ll gobble up the vermin at a rate
of 2,000 a year.
The universal party
invite they all recognize
is a nest box. “Barn owls
are incredibly widespread
predators is more
effective than
trapping or
Tom Stephan, a master falconer,
is the owner of Barn Owl Boxes.
Tom Stephan “Molly’s Box” in a yard in
Owner, Barn Owl Boxes San Marcos and it’s live-
in America, so when you
put up your nest box, you’ll
start seeing barn owls take
roost in them in short order, and then they’ll start
going to work for you,” said
Tom Stephan, master falconer, raptor expert, and
owner of Barn Owl Boxes
in Ramona.
“Using natural predators is more effective than
conventional trapping or
poisons, it’s economical,
eco-friendly, and protects
local wildlife,” he added.
Tom and his team of
craftsmen hand make every owl box out of Mahogany plywood panels made
from recycled materials.
For as little as $350
installed, you can get the
party started with a basic
owl box.
And buying a box is a
one-time investment, as
they cost nothing to maintain and the owls are very
good at keeping their nest
boxes clean.
If you have more to
spend, the Hoo’s Hoo box
with installed camera is
one of their best sellers.
Just connect the camera to your TV or computer
and enjoy the best reality
show you’ll ever watch.
In fact, Tom installed
streamed footage became
an Internet phenomenon.
Tom’s lifelong passion
for birds of prey began in
1962 while doing research
for a wild animal report in
second grade.
This led to much
climbing of trees to better
observe birds, which led to
a career as a tree trimmer
(and later a certified arborist.)
While bidding a job,
he noticed an improperly
hung owl box in a potential
client’s yard.
He offered to install
it at the proper height and
angle needed to attract
owls, and three days later
the lady was thrilled to
report that a pair of barn
owls had begun nesting in
“This was the first owl
nest box I installed.” said
Tom. “Now, nearly 25 years
later I have over 36,000 under my belt. I’m so grateful
that my passionate hobby
has led me to such a fulfilling career. I spend my days
sharing my enthusiasm and
knowledge of nature and
its inhabitants with people
around the world. This is
my definition of success.”
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Making the most of small spaces
Lisa Godsey, a registered interior designer for nearly 20 years and
an instructor at The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago, recommends
that people start looking at interior
spaces in a new way — up. Utilizing a
room’s vertical space along the walls
takes the heavy lifting off floor space
as a catch-all for clutter.
“Consolidating objects in some
kind of containment, whether with
shelves, cubes, wall-hung baskets or
other organizational options cleans
up visual clutter,” she says.
This technique is especially beneficial in small living areas. In these
situations, adding vertical modular
storage units opens up space for tables and couches, while adding utility and keeping potentially harmful
items away from small hands.
Family-friendly furniture
Marissa Alexander, academic
director at The Art Institutes International Minnesota advises families
to think toward the future when
choosing furniture items. “Durability, easy maintenance and flexibility of the fabric are essential,” she
says. Children will grow up quickly
so choosing materials that meet the
family’s needs now and in the future
is highly advisable.
Both Alexander and Godsey suggest nylon upholstery and durable,
low-sheen furniture finishes, fiber
seal textiles and individual lounge
chairs sharing an ottoman instead of
a loveseat. These combinations offer
form, function, and style, as well as
the opportunity to fit in alongside
new furniture purchases.
“Selecting furniture with clean
lines, in subdued patterns in a medium value range — not too light or
dark — can work in a variety of settings,” Godsey adds.
To add pops of color, change the
wall paint. Adam B. Nash, LEED certified designer and interior design
instructor at The Art Institute of San
Consolidating objects in some kind of containment helps clean up the visual clutter says Lisa
Godsey, a registered interior designer. Courtesy photo
Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, suggests choosing
Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)
free products — because they are
very eco- and child-friendly. These
paints don’t emit any toxic fumes
and are completely odorless making
it possible to literally paint a bedroom and have the kids sleep in it
that same evening. “It also allows for
flexibility of changing things around
without huge costs, especially when
transitioning from a nursery to a preschooler to a preteen, etc.,” shares
Keeping peace in shared spaces
It’s hard enough to convince siblings to share a tablet; what happens
when they have to share closet space?
“Sharing a closet is best accomplished when it is clear who controls
which space,” asserts Godsey.
She recommends defining areas
based on age — for example, placing
an older child’s clothing on the top
level of a double-hung closet. The
area can be accessed via a stepstool
— out of a younger sibling’s reach.
Another option is to hang two
bars extending into the depth of the
closet, rather than one utilizing the
width of the closet.
“Two bars on each side, in double-hung fashion, gives each child
four feet of hanging space,” she says.
And it may help to keep the peace
when it’s time to choose an outfit.
A time and place for individual
While parents show off their acquired style through furniture choices, artwork and decor, children’s
style can be a bit more — changeable.
Alexander suggests that parents provide children with flexible
display systems that show off their
creativity in a simple, neat and contained package.
“Magnetic paint gives children
direct control over what they display,
allowing them to change displays
whenever they want. A large frame
with a plexi shield is a lightweight
way to display a variety of flat work
like children’s custom artwork.”
Creating a functional living
space - where parents and children
coexist harmoniously — doesn’t have
to be a daunting task. By choosing
durable but stylish furniture, practical storage solutions, and allowing
everyone the chance to express their
style in defined places, your home
can become a haven for all ages.
Green options for helping to consume less energy
consume lots of energy.
The Energy Information
Administration says that
Americans are increasing
their electricity consumption at home, with some
homes even using more energy than small businesses.
The EIA says that on
average a home uses between 936 and 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity
each month.
There is also a heavy
reliance on natural gas,
one of the primary fuels
used to heat homes.
On average homes use
100 million BTU for heating and cooking needs per
Thousands of dollars
are spent every year on
home heating, cooling and
electricity needs, but there
are many different ways to
conserve energy.
This includes using alternative energy sources
that may be better for the
planet and more cost-effective for the average homeowner.
green energy, many homeowners think of solar panels, which currently account for .01 percent of all
electricity used in homes
across the United States.
However, solar power could
provide as much as 10 percent of that electricity by
California leads the
nation with the most solar
projects to date, but homeowners across the country
are considering solar panel
additions to their homes.
While the initial cost
of solar panel installation
can be considerable, the
panels generally pay for
themselves in energy sav-
ings within a few years of
Also, some solar power companies now allow
homeowners to rent the
photovoltaic panels, which
can cut down on the cost of
Choosing green energy
may not involve any effort
on the part of the homeowner.
In fact, there are many
different companies that
work in conjunction with
traditional energy suppliers so that a portion of the
energy supplied to homes
comes via an alternative
energy source.
interested in making any other
changes for energy savings
can sign up to have an energy audit.
a utility provider or a
third-party organization,
energy audits assess many
things in the home.
Appliances are examined, as are insulation and
the types of windows and
doors used in the home and
an inspector will check the
home for drafts.
A report is generated,
and homeowners are provided recommendations as
to how they can improve
their home’s energy efficiency.
Making such changes
may make homeowners eligible for tax breaks or even
rebate incentives while
reducing the cost of their
monthly utility bills.
Homeowners hoping
to embrace green energy
have many options at their
It’s just a matter of
researching those options
and taking the initiative to
make changes.
Fall Home & G arden San Diego International
Orchid Fair
October 4 - 5
Cost: Free with paid admission or Garden membership.
Free for AOS members (must show card)
Bring in this ad for
$2.00 off admission.
Good for
October 4-5, 2014 only.
SEPT. 19, 2014
Carlsbad Village to host
inaugural autumn harvest fest
Carve out some quality
time with seasonal festivities and family-friendly activities during the
Carlsbad Village Association’s inaugural Harvest
Fest. Starting at 3 p.m.
Oct. 29, guests will be
greeted with fall-focused
artisan products and entertainment,
themed games, crafts
and face painting. The
free event will take place
near the fountain at State
Street and Grand Avenue
and adjacent to the State
Street Farmers’ Market.
Event goers can
browse through products
by local artisans and indulge in autumn goods
like pies, jams and kettle
corn. The Boys & Girls
Clubs of Carlsbad will
be hosting a variety of
games, including bobbing
for apples, fall fling corn
hole, pumpkin relays and
more. A hosted arts station will give kids the
chance to create seasonal
crafts, as well as get their
faces painted. As a special addition to the event,
Harvest Fest will offer
the opportunity to purchase rare Porcelain Doll
Pink Pumpkins. Proceeds
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The Harvest Fest will
take place from 3 p.m.
to 6 p.m. Oct. 29 in an
event space adjacent to
the State Street Farmers’
Market at the intersection of State Street and
Grand Avenue. Attendance is free.
For more information and updates about
Carlsbad Village and the
Carlsbad Village Association’s events, please
visit the website at
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The Assistance League of North Coast needs your clothes
It is that time of year
again! Clean out the closets, clear the clutter, and
fall clean your home.
Assistance League of
North Coast® Thrift Store
is the perfect place for
you to donate your used
and unwanted household
items, tools, clothes and
Located at 1830A
Oceanside Blvd. near the
soon -to -open Frazier
Farms Grocery in Oceanside, ALNC will put your
donated items to work
helping your community.
ALNC Thrift Store
will use your clutter and
clothes to put new clothes
and shoes on local students, purchase new books
and equipment for schools,
provide uniforms for students in need, and offer
safety programs for all 4th
grade students in Vista,
Carlsbad and Oceanside
Assistance League of
North Coast® is a nonprofit organization dedicated
to serving the needs, primarily of children, in the
community with the goal
of providing a positive
starting point for academic success.
The Thrift Store is run
entirely by volunteers and
all proceeds go into Operation School Bell which
supports programs for students.
Once your clutter is
cleared and your donations made to ALNC Thrift
The Assistance of North Coast Thrift Store is seeking your used and unwanted household items, clothes and furntinure. Bring your items to to their Oceanside location at 1830A
Oceanside Blvd.
For more information
Business hours are
new tee shirts for summer.
Store, take a trip to the ers like yourself.
We have many trea- Tuesday through Saturday about how you can help,
It is a great place to
Thrift Store to purchase
“new to you” items for find a new picture to hang, sures to be found among 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Mon- donate or join ALNC, visit
our website alnc.org.
days 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
your home donated by oth- a lamp for your bedroom or our donations.
Fall Home & G arden Fun fall fashions for the entire family
(BPT) — Fall fashions
for the entire family are
top of mind as the cooler
weather has you thinking
about school bus schedules
and steaming cups of hot
This year’s fall styles
feature denim for every
member of the family, and
they all come in some fun
colors as well.
Check out the latest
and get every member of
your family decked out for
school, work and all the
fun activities in between.
• Dads - Denim jackets
will never go out of style
for men, and the Trucker
Jacket by DENIZEN from
the Levi’s brand gives the
dad in your family the option to dress it up for the
office with a shirt and tie,
or keep it casual with a
T-shirt for a fall hike with
the family.
Men will also love the
Straight Fit jean from Signature by Levi Strauss &
These laid-back jeans
sit slightly below the waist
and are relaxed through
the seat and thigh making
them great for the cooler
weather of fall.
• Moms - When mom
doesn’t want to look like a
mom, the Super Soft Essential Stretch Modern Skinny
jeans by DENIZEN are the
way to go. Pair them with
heels and a dress shirt in
fun patterns, or relax a bit
with ankle boots and a soft
sweater - they’re the perfect jean for dressing up
Orchids and purples are standing out this season.
with flats and long-sleeved
shirts, as well as layers to
keep her warm and stylish all season - perfect for
school and hanging out
Two Resort-Style Pools & Spa
Two Fitness Centers
Pet Spaw™
Two E-Business Centers
Executive Conference Center with
Video Conferencing Equipment
Outdoor TV Wall with BBQs &
Entertainment Area
Wi-Fi Access in Outdoor Areas
Game Room
Fire Pits
the rebound no doubt benefitted homeowners looking to recoup as much of
their home improvement
investment at resale as
possible, other factors likely contributed as well.
Among the upscale
projects surveyed, none
recouped more of a homeowner’s investment than
replacing existing siding
with fiber-cement siding.
Homeowners who financed such a project recouped 79.3 percent of the
project’s cost, placing it
just ahead of a garage door
replacement, which recouped an average of 75.2
percent of its cost.
After years of many
home improvement projects recouping little of
their initial costs at resale,
the tide finally seems to be
turning for homeowners.
about the 2013 Cost vs.
Value Report is available
at remodeling.hw.net.
Reach over
Home improvement projects
recouping more at resale
In its annual Cost vs.
Value Report that compares the cost for 35 popular remodeling projects
with the value those projects retain at resale, Remodeling magazine found
that the overall average
cost-value ratio has improved for the first time in
six years.
percentages increased for all
35 projects examined for
the 2013 survey, a remarkable turnaround from just
a year earlier, when only
three of the 35 projects
saw an increase in cost-recouped percentage.
Replacement projects
proved especially beneficial for homeowners, who
likely also benefitted from
a real estate market that
finally started to stabilize
after an extended period
of economic uncertainty
that heavily influenced
both buyers and sellers.
While an economy on
Denim jackets can give plenty of
options for the office or for keeping
it casual. Courtesy photos
from day to night.
• Boys - When it comes
to clothes, boys want to be
comfortable so they can
keep up with the rest of
the gang, while moms want
their sons to look good.
The new DENIZEN Ollie
Cuff jean makes it easy for
both to be happy.
Available in dark denim colors to hide stains,
these pants are the go-to
jeans boys can run, jump
and play in all day long.
Pair them with fun T-shirts
and sweatshirts to ward off
the cooler temps, as well as
fun tennis shoes for comfort while running around.
• Girls - Orchid or purple are the colors standing out this season. The
Purple Denim Skinnies
from Signature by Levi
Strauss & Co. will give the
girl in your family style
she craves. They pair well
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With these fashions for
everyone in the family, everyone will be decked out
for fall!
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Fall Home & G arden How to inspect your furnace before winter arrives
It is almost time to bid
adieu to the warm days of
summer. Chilly afternoons
followed by continually
dropping temperatures are
on the horizon, and fall is
the perfect time to service
the home furnace to ensure
it is ready to withstand the
demands of winter.
Furnace maintenance
should be done on a regular
basis. The best time to do
so is in late summer or early fall, when you still have
enough time to address any
problems before it gets too
cold outside.
HVAC systems malfunctions are typically
caused by one of a handful of common problems.
Inspecting certain components can help to guarantee
a furnace is in working order when the first cold days
Filter and air intakes
After several months of
running the air conditioning, the filter on the heating and cooling system may
need to be changed. Check
the condition of the filter
to see if it is heavily soiled.
Furnace filters are relatively inexpensive. Since this
thin barrier will be responsible for cleaning the air
you breathe, it is important
to keep a fresh filter in the
unit. A clogged, dirty filter
will reduce the efficiency of
the HVAC system and may
contribute to poor indoor
air and allergies.
Check the air intakes
around the house for obstructions.
Do not place furniture
directly in front of intakes
or venting that delivers air
to the home, as this can
compromise air flow and
force the unit to work harder. Without adequate air
flow through the system,
the furnace may not turn
Many systems also
have some sort of external vent or exhaust pipe.
Check that the area is free
of leaves, debris and animal
nests. Again, any blockages
can impede the efficiency
of the unit or cause it to fail.
Very often a furnace
may not turn over because
the thermostat is faulty.
Many a homeowner has
spent money to have a service person come out to examine the furnace, only to
learn they only need a new
thermostat or battery in the
Check the thermostat
against a separate thermometer to ensure that it is
reading the right temperature in the house. Raise the
setting a few degrees to test
if the heat kicks on.
Furnaces are powered
by various energy sources.
Electricity, gas or oil may
be involved in the process.
If fuel is not being delivered to the furnace, the pilot will not light and warm
the air to be blown through
the house. Some systems
have an emergency shutoff switch that will halt
fuel delivery to the unit.
It’s easy for these switches
to be flipped accidentally
Installing a fresh furnace filter is one way to ensure the furnace runs smoothly through the winter.
Courtesy photo
Water wise workshop planned
of its continued efforts to increase awareness of outdoor
water use efficiency, Olivenhain Municipal Water District — in partnership with
San Dieguito Water District,
Santa Fe Irrigation District,
San Diego County Water
Authority, and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California — is hosting
a workshop from 5 to 8 p.m.
at the Encinitas Community
Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park
Drive, Sept. 23.
Attendance is free, although reservations are required.
For more information
or to register for this WaterSmart workshop, visit olivenhain.com/events or call
(760) 632-4641.
The workshop intends
to assist residents in saving
money on their water bills
while maintaining a healthy
landscape. Participants will
learn how to design landscapes that are sustainable
in San Diego’s climate, including how to make the
best use of the region’s limited rainfall, irrigate effi-
ciently and select the best
plants for each yard.
The instructor will also
discuss composting, worm
castings, rain harvesting,
mulching, soil health, water
pressure’s effects on irrigation, and tips and incentives
to reduce outdoor water use.
“Our customers have
done a very good job reducing overall water consumption over the last several
years, and in light of current
water supply challenges, we
need to continue to strive
for water-efficient landscapes at our homes and
businesses,” stated Christy
Guerin, Vice President on
OMWD’s board of directors.
“The workshops that we
offer throughout the year
provide customers with the
tools and understanding to
reduce irrigation runoff and
water waste.”
if a furnace is located in
a high-traffic area. Make
sure the switch is in the
“on” position before reporting a problem.
In addition to these
steps, you may want to vacuum the vent screens around
the house. This will reduce
the amount of dust blown
around. Also, if the furnace
exhausts into a flue, be sure
that the exhaust route is
clear so that carbon monoxide does not back up into
the home.
Many homeowners are
fully capable of inspecting
their furnaces to ensure
they are ready for winter. If
anything seems out of place
or malfunctions, consult
with an HVAC professional
to make repairs.
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