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SOUTH PARK NEWS PRESORT STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE Your Neighborhood Source - Serving local communities, kids, & causes throughout Southern California. PAID SAN DIEGO, EDDM RETAIL A D-DAY REMEMBRANCE Local Postal Customer Normandy and Omaha Beach revisited Vol. 26 No. 8 August, 2017 WHAT’S INSIDE… Food, Booze & Boutiques You don’t need to fly to Italy to expe- rience authentic Italian food. You only need to go as far as South Park. On the busy corner of 30th and Fern sits Piacere Mio. The name is Italian for “My Pleasure,” and it certainly is a pleasure to eat there. PG. 6 San Diego Welcomes Refugees Since the end of the Vietnam War, California has welcomed 732,000 refugees. During that time, San Diego resettled more than 85,000 refugees —roughly equal to the entire popu- lation of cities such as Chico or New- port Beach. PG. 8Mike and Tom Shess visiting a modern sculpture, ‘Les Braves,’ on Omaha Beach. It was donated by American families.A moment on the train to Normandy, France set an Rroadside monument to 101st Airborne. Although not as numerous as Get- Fundraiser for Young Musiciansaffectionate and positive tone for Tom Shess and tysburg, there are quite a few monuments around the Normandy beaches. OnAug.20,Trumpeter Gilbert Castel-his family’s recent visit to the site of the famous lanos will host a fundraiser for his newD-Day landings on Normandy beaches during World program,The Jazz Lions Conservatory,War II. A Frenchman traveling on the same train at the Handlery Hotel.A legion of leg-told them: “Normandy will never forget what Amer- endary artists including MikeWofford,ica did.” North Park News Travel Writer Shess recaps Marshall Hawkins, Tommy Aros andthe journey on PAGE 10 more will take the stage. PG. 19 CONTACT US ADVERTISING INQUIRIES Kat Haney [email protected] (619) 363-2042 EDITORIAL / LETTERS [email protected] WET CARPET! Dries in about two hours guaranteed! 619-535-9620

2 | AUGUST 2017 People Supporting People ❤ to walk through our doors. Through great food, friendly and Adams Ave News Last month we celebrated love, Center provided more than 61,000 lines he believes in most. truly meaningful service and a flare Bay Park Connection inclusion, and unity, as the San direct service visits to San Diego for fun, we are excited to serve you; College Area Connection Diego PRIDE Festival took front community members, and through Love & Aesthetics Hours our neighbors and friends. and center stage. Laughter, love, and its events, activities and advocacy, Monday – Friday Hillcrest News glitter each took their marks as our touched the lives of thousands 11AM–6PM John Ealy - Owner IB Connection community came together for more more. Saturday Ken-Tal News indelible memories with old and 10AM–6PM Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar Hours Mission Hills News new friends. San Diego LGBT Sunday Monday – Thursday North Park News Community Center Hours 11AM–5PM 8AM–9:30PM Serra Mesa Connection The moment was highlighted by Monday – Saturday Friday – Saturday South Park News Rikke Ellis-Bahena’s brilliant pro- 9AM–9PM HARLEY GRAY 8AM–10PM ject,“Together Strong.” His powerful Sunday KITCHEN & BAR Sunday Local Umbrella Media images struck something in each of Closed 902 W Washington St, 9AM–9:30PM - your neighborhood source - us, tapping into a reservoir of emo- San Diego, CA 92103 tion circling our current politically LOVE & AESTHETICS (619) 955-8451 LUNCHBOXWAX Group Publisher charged climate. The result was Website: Menu:  HILLCREST - SAN DIEGO  Brad Weber BEAUTIFUL! North Park Location Address: 2910 University Ave. Reservations: [email protected] It was unquestionably one of the Phone: (619) 487-9302 Order: 1040 University Ave Suite B205, best PRIDE Festivals to date for San San Diego, CA 92103 Associate Publisher Diego, with many of us already Little Italy Location Harley Gray for me is a represen- (619) 831-8877 Kat Haney eager to usher in 2018’s month of Address:  621 W Fir St, tation of everything that I have July. San Diego, CA 92101 learned that is important for a Walk into LunchboxWax with [email protected] Phone:  (619) 546-6143 restaurant to be successful. This was hair you don’t want, leave feeling And . . . along with the fun and collaboration of the people I most bare and beautiful in just a matter Editor celebration were also inspiring acts From housewares to furniture, admire and trust and of my own of minutes! As a full-service speed- Manny Cruz of generosity. Rikke, himself, donat- jewelry to gifts, and luxurious bath education from two decades of waxing salon, we deliver a unique [email protected] ed 50% of all the proceeds of his and body products and fragrances, growing up in this industry. customer experience. It’s true what project to the San Diego LGBT L&A is a lifestyle store founded on they say about us – hair today, gone Art Director Community Center. Local business- the principles of exploring the bril- What and who is Harley Gray? It tomorrow. We utilize refined, effec- Chris Baker es too worked to raise additional liant light and the sensual shadow is a mash up of sorts! The name is a tive waxing techniques to give you [email protected] funds for The Center by participat- of love, and eclectic aesthetic visions combination of my beautiful nieces that smooth skin feel and boldly ing in Local Umbrella’s Locals - from the tried and true, to the new names: Harper Grace & Marley confident look in no time at all. Writers/Columnists PRIDE Guide. and noteworthy. May. They have individually Bart Mendoza changed my family forever and It’s time to bare your beauty! Put Delle Willett The Center is such an integral Love and Aesthetics brings its brought a sense of peace and pur- down that razor and Jen Coburn part of San Diego with its countless patrons to the edge of darkness as pose to our lives. HG is a coming Sara Wacker services and programs. The reach it breaks into the horizon of together of the most creative and book your appointment with Nina Ruud of these efforts are unparalleled, so romance, helping to bring vivid hilarious people I know, each bring- LunchboxWax. Beau Schmidt we compiled a list of the businesses visual adventure into people's spaces ing a different perspective to the Leo Christopher who participated. Now you know and daily lives. L&A's lifestyle vision table. This was a process of creating LunchboxWax Hours these businesses are owned and is centered on the aesthetic sensi- a space in Mission Hills that will Monday - Friday Shelby, Shelby's Gardens operated by people who support bilities and design concepts that allow our knowledge and skills to 8AM–8PM Lisa Howe people. owner Sean Barnes firmly believes give people an experience that will Saturday in, carefully curating lines that are be positively infectious. Our vision 9AM–7PM Photography Stop in and show your support seldom seen and exclusive to the is for a restaurant that anybody in Sunday Manny Cruz for love, inclusion, and San Diego. San Diego area. The boutique hosts the neighborhood can visit multiple 10AM–4PM Sande Lollis a dance of both exquisite handmade times in a week; and have a different Jim Childers SAN DIEGO LGBT and finely produced items that have experience each time but leave with OLIVE ST. SANCTUARY COMMUNITY CENTER spoken straight to the owner's heart, the same feeling of fun quality ser- Address: 460 Olive St, Media Consultant 3909 Centre St, unique objects that he has selected vice, great food and drinks, and a San Diego, CA 92103 Tom Shess San Diego, CA 92103 for their inspiring excellence. sense of neighborhood love. Phone: Natalie (619) 206-6260 / (619) 692-2077 Olivia (619) 987-8967 Marketing/Advertising The main opportunity for shop- As a resident of Mission Hills for Brad Weber pers in L&A is their exposure to over 7 years, I have watched the The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, unknown and rarely seen talents, a neighborhood grow, diversify and The ultimate uptown location for [email protected] Bisexual, and Transgender Commu- love of which L&A was built upon. flourish. I have been very aware and holistic health, healing, and guid- nity Center, Inc., (d.b.a., The Cen- Sean focuses on lines that are not grateful for the new businesses ance. Kat Haney ter) is the nation's second oldest and highly represented in San Diego. opening and taking a chance in [email protected] one of the largest LGBT community The dark and modern romantic aes- adding to our neighborhood and I Offering Acupuncture, Herbal centers. Functioning as the LGBT thetic at L&A rounds out the oth- am so proud to be a member of that Medicine, Massage Therapy, Nutri- Sales Associate community's anchor organization, erwise beach-centric Southern Cal- club now. Harley Gray is a space to tional Counseling, Crystal Therapy, Tina Canavan The Center is led by a 15-member ifornia vibe in most interiors of the meet new friends, celebrate good Spiritual Counseling, and Energy [email protected] board of directors, employs more region. Guided by his intuitive times, treasure our time with others than 50 paid staff and utilizes more knack for collecting beautiful things and make memories. I thrive in an Social Media & Web Design than 1000 community volunteers to and knowing their immense aes- environment of diversity and inclu- Tina Canavan achieve its twin goals of promoting thetic value when gathered together, sion both professionally and per- LGBT health and human rights. The Love & Aesthetics is Sean Barnes' sonally and am so excited for our [email protected] Center provides direct program ser- introduction to the world of the way future on Goldfinch and Washing- vices to the many different facets of he loves living and the artists and ton. We hope to welcome home all Chairman/CEO the LGBT community, including of the Gathering's loyal customers Bob Page men, women, youth, seniors, fami- as well as encouraging new guests lies, LGBT Latino community [email protected] members and their families, and those living with HIV. Last year The Associate Publisher Rebecca Page [email protected] Letters/Opinion Pieces Local Umbrella Media encourage letters to the editor and guest editorials.Please address cor- respondence to [email protected] or mail to Manny Cruz. Please include a phone number,address and name for verification pur- poses; no anonymous letters will be printed. We reserve the right to edit letters and editorials for brevity and accuracy. Story ideas/Press Releases Do you have an idea for an article you would like to see covered in this newspaper? We wel- come your ideas, calendar item listings and press releases. For breaking news, please call us at (619) 287-1865. For breaking news, please call us at (619) 287- 1865. For all other news items, please email [email protected]. PO Box 3679, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 (858) 461-4484 North Park News distributes copies monthly to residents and businesses of North Park, South Park, Golden Hill and Normal Heights. 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3AUGUST 2017 |Healing. Flicks is one of the original video The services offered at Olive St. bars in the United States, but we are more than just a video bar, gay bar,Sanctuary are a transformative and or sports bar. At Flicks, we try to beessential experience. Coupled with one of the best gay bars in Hillcrest,Natalie’s and Olivia’s incredible gifts, San Diego to meet people of all agesthe benefits to health and well- and backgrounds, make new friends,being are unparalleled. Purchasing play pool, share common interests,discounted packages allows for and just…well…hang out, have aaffordable appointments. drink, and have fun! Regular visits enable clients to Flicks has been in business overmaintain a genuine life/work bal- 33 years, and is located right in theance, enhancing their physical and heart of the Hillcrest (San Diego’semotional energy, as well as their gay district) on University Avenuejoy. These are two talented handing between 10th Street and Vermont St.their clients one-way tickets to livesof joy and release. Stop in on Well-Fare Wednesday for cheap drinks, Thursday is ClubOlive St. Sanctuary Hours Flicker, and Friday and Saturday nights we are the go-to gay bar forOpen 7 Days a Week cheap, strong drinks. Karaoke is on the menu on Sunday, Monday, andby Appointment Tuesday nights. Stop by Flicks today – we’d love NEW LISTING! to meet you and your friends! 4790 Rolando Blvd Flicks Hours Rolando, San Diego 92115 | 579,000 Monday – Saturday Rolando Village beauty! Charming 1930’s Traditional-style home on large corner lot! Spacious 2PM–2AM 1,340sf floorplan wraps around gorgeous private backyard, w/lovely garden views throughout! Sunday Hardwood floors, curved bay windows, fireplace & formal dining room w/chandelier. Updat- 9:30AM–2AM ed kitchen w/stainless appliances & breakfast nook. Updated bath w/2 pedestal sinks, tub & shower. 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5AUGUST 2017 | Diversionary Theatre Receives State Grant Student Matinee Program and Stonewall Salon to benefitWINNIE’SPICKS!OUT OF THE FURNACE – Christian Bale, 1000 TO 1: THE CORY WEISSMAN STORY Diversionary TheatreWoody Harrelson, Casey Affleck. Very good sus- – I like true stories that are so inspiring. It makespense! Two brothers cross paths with a vicious you so thankful for your own life. Cory scored Diversionary Theatre is one of 1,706 gram builds writing and acting skills, andcrime ring. Woody Harrelson does an outstand- 1,000 points in high school and was expected to organizations across the state that will be strong ensemble principles. This programing acting job, as usual. Those of you that love be a standout athlete at Gettysburg College. Fol- receiving grant awards from the California will meet weekly and culminates with anaction and suspense should not miss this one. lowing a catastrophic stroke at the end of his fresh- Arts Council (CAC). The two grants original devised performance on Diver- man year, Cory’s comeback is really something to awarded to Diversionary will support sionary’s historic Mainstage. This grant wasZOOKEEPER’S WIFE - Jessica Chastain. In watch. A winner! Diversionary’s Student Matinee Program provided through CAC’s Artists Activating1939, Poland, Antoniana Zabinska and her hus- and help establish the Stonewall Salon, a Communities successfully run the Warsaw Zoo and raise THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY. – Disney new program for LGBT and communitytheir family. Their world is turned upside down documentary. Oh yes, this is an oldie. If you allied seniors “We are honored and grateful that thewhen the country is invaded by the Nazis. This are like me, you have never taken the time to see state of California is recognizing and sup-is a true story and very much an edge of your this one. You MUST as soon as you can. Three “I’m thrilled that Diversionary is part- porting Diversionary’s commitment to theseat drama. You will admire these people that animals that will win you over. I was talking out nering with the state on these two vital pro- San Diego community with these grants,”worked so hard to save others. It is very tense. loud to the screen. I love it and it is a movie for grams serving the San Diego community. said Jenny Case, managing director.Put it on your list! everyone. It made me sad at times and also very The theater is a place for communal heal- happy. That is nature for you. Based on a true ing, understanding and reconciliation, and Diversionary Mission:GREY LADY - Eric Dane, Natalie Zea, Amy story. these programs will have a significant “Diversionary, the third oldest LGBTMadigan. When Boston police detective James impact on the youth and older generation theater in the country, was founded in 1986Doyle’s partner is killed in an ambush, a clue sends Don’t forget! If you are having a hard time find- we serve. These programs represent the with the mission to provide an inspiringhim to Nantucket. A murder mystery unfolds ing a movie or you want a copy made of a VHS heart of our mission,” said Matt Morrow, and thought-provoking theatrical platform or DVD, please call Guy (my son) and he will do executive artistic director. to explore complex and diverse LGBT sto-BAG IT - A documentary about plastic that this service for you. Call 619-990-0852 or email ries, which influence the larger cultural dis-everyone of you need to see. The harm it is doing at [email protected]. Diversionary’s Student Matinee Program cussion. Our vision is to foster and amplifyto our babies, especially when you use the serves middle and high schools across the the next generation of LGBT voices by pro-microwave. See this film and get educated. A See you next month, Winnie county in providing access to theater arts ducing new plays and musicals in a dynam-lot to learn to save your life and loved ones. Excel- and cultural education. Students attend a ic, inclusive and supportive environmentlent information! NOTE: Winnie will be celebrating her 90th birth- performance of one of Diversionary’s that celebrates and preserves our unique day this month and she will see you next month Mainstage productions and are also culture. We are a vital part of San Diego's with more thoughts and suggestions. engaged in the themes and subject matter thriving theater ecology and one of only presented in the shows through pre- and ten theatres in the county dedicated specif- post-show in-classroom workshops. Many ically to developing and giving voice to sto- of the students who attend these perfor- ries about the LGBT community.” mances come from low-income commu- The California Arts Council’s grant pro- nities and this is their first exposure to live grams are administered through a multi- theater. The grant provided through the step, public process. Following an open call Artists in Schools Exposure program of the for applications, all submissions are adju- CAC will enable the program to continue dicated by peer review panels made up of and expand to program in San Diego experts from the arts field. Based on panel County. recommendations and available funds, the Council voted on grant awards at public Diversionary’s Stonewall Salon is a new meetings in San Diego on May 9 and interactive arts education program for Sebastopol on June 7, 2017. LGBT and community allied seniors focused on developing and writing per- sonal histories, giving their often unheard dynamic life stories a platform. The pro-

6 | AUGUST 2017Eating Italian in South Park BY MINDY FLANARY AND JOYELL NEVINSPiacere Mio (‘My Pleasure’) and Buona Forchetta offer a tempting variety of authentic Italian cuisinePiacere Mio — the name is Italian for ‘My Pleasure.’ Buona Forchetta’s outside patio is large and open-air.Piacere Mio to us. This allowed us to enjoy more laughter It landed on our radar because we were dis- Peaslee brought in a new baker who works and conversation without feeling any pressure cussing the restaurant while crossing a busy in the off-hours to make fresh breads and pas- Good news San Diegans! You don’t need to to leave. street, when a stranger stopped us and urged tries offered every morning. We highly recom-fly to Italy to experience authentic Italian food. us to go — immediately. We figured that if the mend the croissant and gingerbread cookie.You only need to go as far as South Park. Olive The owners, Marco and Stefano with ties to restaurant was good enough to stop traffic, it They both melt in your mouth. Here’s a bonusGarden, this is not. Roma and Genova, respectively, have now was worth a first visit. And we have learned it fun fact — the former pastry chef and her opened a second Piacere Mio in Rancho is worth a second and third as well! boyfriend are currently sailing around the On the busy corner of 30th and Fern sits Bernardo. This location added homemade world.Piacere Mio. The name is Italian for “My Plea- wood-fired pizzas to the menu. Grant’s Marketplace: The Deli onsure,” and it certainly was our pleasure to eat Buona Forchetta: A “Good Fork” the Corner Grant’s offers meal options like baked egg-there. We love that they make all their pastas plant, grass-fed Harris Ranch burgers, quichesin house. The tagliatelle was done to al dente If you want to get wood-fired pizza in South Deli offerings at Grant’s Marketplace. the size of deep dish stuffed pizza, and manyperfection. Park, try Buona Forchetta. Their website refers others. They have a tasting menu that pairs to the Stefano Ferrara pizza oven as their star Just down the street from Buona Forchetta food with beer and wine suggestions. Five varieties of pastas are offered on the player. Lovingly named Sofia after co-owner is Grant’s Marketplace. This is a long-standing“Make your Own Pasta Dish” menu: pap- Matteo Cattaneo’s first daughter, the oven was corner store in the South Park neighborhood. Whether you want a sit-down experience orpardelle, taglierini, capellini, gluten free, and featured in Food and Wine magazine. As a specialty grocery store, they offer a variety grab and go, South Park offers plenty for thethe aforementioned tagliatelle. You can mix it of artisan cheeses, wine, and gourmet coffee Italian food aficionado. Where should we goup with sauces such as bolognese, pesto, and At Buona Forchetta, tag lines like “May the as well as sundries like butter and soda. Many next? Check out @fbbgals on Instagram forthe traditional tomato among others. Be sure Fork be with You” and “Forchettaboutit” and of those options are from local distributors, more photos from our adventures and to offerto come hungry as portion sizes are large. pictures of celebrities on their porcelain like Coronado Spice and Tea. your suggestions. .Joyell’s attempt at finishing her entire plate thrones all add to the lighthearted atmosphere.was an epic fail (Mindy knew from the start The inside is slightly cramped, but the outside There are also several options for gluten free Restaurant Details:she would be taking some home). patio is large and open-air. and vegan scattered around the store. You can Piacere Mio try the fair trade Virtuoso Coffee brewed in 1947 Fern St., 92102 The bolognese sauce was rich without being We recommend starting off with an appe- house —Joyell recommends the Mexican brew. (619) 794-2543overpowering. The pesto was also subtle in its tizer — there are so many delicious choices. www.piaceremiosd.comflavoring. Other sauces offered in their ready- Along with traditional options such as This is a place known for their regulars. Staffmade dishes include a pink cream, white wine, bruschetta and caprese, you’ll also find pizza member Jordan Oliver says with a smile,“I see Buona Forchettaand saffron sauce. Also on the regular pasta in a jar and wild octopus. the same people. I know their kids and their 3001 Beech St., 92102menu were choices such as orecchiette with dogs.” She has been working there since new (619) 381-4844Italian sausage, homemade squid ink pasta in The regular menu is augmented by an exten- owner Jason Peaslee and is wife Liana took Buonaforchettasd.commarinara sauce, and raviolis stuffed with sive special list, outlined on floor to ceiling over from namesake Joe and Kim Grant.salmon, ground beef, or spinach. chalkboards. The categories for the specials are Longtime North Park resident Mindy Fla- always: pizza, risotto, gnocchi, ravioli, pasta, nary is a government contractor supporting Helping create these items is Chef Antonio, and a zuppa (soup). the Navy, which allows her to travel the world.who comes from Napoli in Southern Italy. He Mindy’s dream dinner would include the fic-worked at the famous Pizzeria Dal Presidente On their regular menu, we highly recom- tional character guest Daenerys Targaryen andalong Via dei Tribunali. While our server, mend the ossobucco alla milanese — the meat mathematician Fibonacci. Joyell Nevins is aManuela Ionuale, may not be famous in Italy, was so tender, it split apart with a fork. The writer whose passion is to tell stories, both ofshe certainly made us feel like superstars. She eggplant parmesan, another dish worth trying, the people in San Diego and her hometown ofand the other staff contributed to the warm came in crispy layers of eggplant drenched in Dayton, Ohio. Her dream dinner table guestatmosphere. marinara sauce and cheese. would be Jesus Christ and Elvis Presley. Mindy noted that our experience reminded Buona Forchetta holds a special place in ourher of being in Italy, where dinner is an affair foodie hearts — it was the outing that movedand you never get the feeling of being rushed. us from acquaintances to friends. With a loveAs typical in European restaurants, we had to of good food and laughter, it was at this restau-ask for our check rather than it being presented rant that the seed for “Food, Booze, and Bou- tiques” was planted.

7AUGUST 2017 |Jordan Oliver and Vanessa Cruz are staff at Grant’s Marketplace. Piacere Mio:Penne in Pink Sauce with Shrimp and ArugulaBuona Forchetta: The Ossobucco al Milanese.Piacere Mio: Mixed Greens Salate

8 | AUGUST 2017San Diego Welcomes More Refugees Than any Other California CountyBY ELIZABETH AGUILERA | CALMATTERS would be “detrimental” to the country. Ramazani Ali leads a group of fellow student graduates in dancing at a San Diego park. (Photo by Peggy Peattie It’s unclear what that means for refugees for CALmatters) Zawadi Namagazuzyo was about 12 whenshe was forced to flee her native Congo. Her from countries the order singled out for a will find support and a network to help them although 15 members skipped the vote, andmother and many family members were dead. broader ban: Iran, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Yemen settle in. it’s now before the Senate AppropriationsHer father wanted her to live. and Somalia. Committee. More than two-thirds of refugees, he said, “There was fighting, a lot of fighting,” she The U.S. Supreme Court will hear chal- do have some sort of family connection in the Another proposal would allow specialsaid, recalling how the two of them ended up lenges to the order this fall. States. immigrant visa-holders who pass certain testsat a refugee camp in Zambia. She grew up to move to the top of hiring lists for particularthere for 13 years— getting married, giving “They’ve had to flee some of the most hor- Refugees enter the U.S. on refugee status government jobs. It’s on hold until next year,birth, and always waiting to be resettled some- rific things human beings have to offer, they and after a year they must apply to become a McCarty says, while sponsors work out details.where else in the world. are escaping war, they are escaping terrorists, Legal Permanent Resident, which grants them Among opponents: the Service Employees they are escaping ISIS, they have been vetted a green card. After five years in the U.S. they International Union Local 1000, which com- Then 10 months ago, Namagazuzyo and her and now we are putting them through another can apply for citizenship. plained that it went too far by offering refugeesfamily were resettled in San Diego County, merry-go-round of uncertainty,” Murphy said. special consideration otherwise reserved exclu-where her father had been living for a few In San Diego, the majority of recent refugees sively for U.S. veterans.months. And under a brilliant sun on a recent Last year the U.S. admitted nearly 85,000 are from Iraq and Afghanistan, according toFriday, she joined other refugees at a picnic to refugees. More than half went to just 10 states the San Diego Refugee Forum, a collaboration Critics such as the organization Refugeecelebrate their graduation from a 12-week including Texas and New York, but the largest between the four resettlement agencies in the Resettlement Watch insist the program disre-English intensive class. Drumming reverber- group,7,908 refugees, settled in California, county — IRC, Catholic Charities, Jewish gards the impact refugees have on U.S. naturalated through the park, Congolese and Somali according to a Pew Research study. And 3,100 Family Services, and the Alliance for African resources. They also contend that it’s wrongdishes were spread out alongside pizza— and of those landed in San Diego County, along Assistance. for the U.S. to welcome refugees that will pro-a red, white and blue cake anchored the dessert with another 520 military interpreters on Spe- vide cheap labor for certain industries and endsection. cial Immigrant Visas, who are also classified “We want California to put out the welcome up receiving welfare and other taxpayer-fund- as refugees. mat for refugees, many of whom assisted our ed aid. “I ask questions about the life in San Diego, military as interpreters overseas, to help themabout the rent, bills, electricity,” said Nam- Since the end of the Vietnam War, California normalize their lives and be more productive When refugees arrive in the U.S., resettle-agazuzyo, who was surprised to find so many has welcomed 732,000 refugees, according to members of our communities,” said Assem- ment agencies work with them for an intensefellow African immigrants in her new home. state data. During that time, San Diego reset- blywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, a Demo- 90 days to help them find jobs, open bank“We speak together the language, we are many tled more than 85,000 refugees —roughly crat from San Diego and co-author of the accounts, register their children for school andin San Diego. I feel good.” equal to the entire population of cities such refugee bills currently being considered in the set up their lives. After that, the agencies offer as Chico or Newport Beach. state Capitol. other services that refugees can apply for, such For nearly a decade, no California county as auto and business loans.has received more refugees than San Diego You see it, hear it and feel it as you walk the The legislators have claimed one victoryCounty, followed by Los Angeles and Sacra- streets of the City Heights neighborhood east already — the final state budget approved in Back in City Heights at IRC’s New Rootsmento, according to state and federal data. A of downtown San Diego, where shoppers June allocates $10 million to be used over three Community Garden, where mainly refugeeslarge number of refugees are assigned to San throng Somali, Ethiopian and assorted Asian years for high-refugee-population school dis- tend some 95 plots, the greenhouses are filledDiego because of its concentration of four restaurants and a cacophony of languages ric- tricts to help support and integrate refugee with edibles rustling in the breeze.Idzai Mubai-resettlement agencies and the existence of sev- ochets in the air. In the nearby city of El Cajon, children. wa, 51, stretches her arms out over her threeeral rooted immigrant communities already where Arabic speakers do a brisk business in lush plots, bursting with kale, collard greensin the area. The trend dates back to the Viet- shops along Main Street, Iraqi Christians “Many of these kids come from heartbreak- and sugar cane stalks. She arrived in San Diegonam War, when hundreds of thousands of known as Chaldeans number an estimated ing and extreme trauma-filled circumstances,” 15 years ago from Zimbabwe, and remembersSoutheast Asians landed at Camp Pendleton 60,000, and many arrived as refugees. said McCarty, the assemblyman from Sacra- being thenewbie absorbing the cultural shocksfor U.S. resettlement. Many stayed, helping mento. “Certainly counseling and mental of American life, such as how children don’tmake the area a beacon for people fleeing from “San Diego has the fault of having the best health support is critical and most school dis- have to wear school uniforms. Now her daugh-violence, hunger and instability. weather in the world,” said Bishop Bawai Soro tricts need extra translation services.” ters are graduates of or are in college—one of St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Church, which on a scholarship at Vassar. “San Diego historically has been a very wel- is now looking for a third location in which The federal government funds the bulk ofcoming county,” said David Murphy, executive to hold its overflow services. Soro himself refugee costs, funneled through resettlement “The moment I got this garden it was golddirector of the International Rescue Commit- arrived in Chicago as a refugee 40 years ago, agencies. This year $37 million of that came for me. It just brings me close to home,” shetee there that resettled Namagazuzyo’s family and today he ministers to the infusion of Iraqi to California. The funds pay for initial housing said. “It made a huge difference because thisand hosted the English class. “There is now a refugees in San Diego. costs and then provide cash aid for the refugees is part of my income, it helps me sustain myvibrant multi-cultural population living in San for about 90 days, until refugees must begin family.”Diego.” “The wars that took place in Iraq didn’t just paying their own expenses. Refugees are destroy buildings and bridges and infrastruc- required to pay back the organization that She grows corn as her family’s chief food- At a time when President Donald Trump ture — they destroyed the human soul as well,” transports them for the travel expenses source, but the rest of the rows she plants tocites terrorism as justification to crack down he said. “These Iraqis are luckiest people in incurred in getting them to the U.S. In addi- sell at local farmer’s markets under the nameon immigration — the U.S. Supreme Court the world because they came to America.” tion, refugees may receive help from programs African Sisters Produce. She picked up on whaton Wednesday upheld, for now, key provisions such as CalWORKs (cash and food assistance) people are looking for. Kale has been hot. Andof his ban on refugees — California lawmakers The office of the United Nations High Com- and Medi-Cal (health care) that are funded that’s why this year she’s finally trying herare working to extend the Golden State’s wel- missioner for Refugees defines a refugee as by both the state and the federal government, green thumb on a California staple: strawber-come to the world’s displaced people. someone who has “been forced to flee his or according to the state Social Services Depart- ries. her country because of persecution, war, or ment. The agency does not keep data specifi- Democratic legislators from counties with violence.” The U.S. government further defines cally on what those costs are for this group. is a nonprofit, nonpartisansignificant refugee populations are pushing a refugee as someone who may “face persecu- media venture explaining California policiesbills to help with education and employment, tion based on religion, political opinion, race, One of the bills would allow refugees and and politics.and secured a $10 million budget allocation nationality or membership in a particular special immigrant visa holders to pay in-stateto help refugee children. social group.” As a result, waves of refugees tuition rates upon arrival at public colleges. tend to reflect global conflict zones. No one voted against it in the Assembly, “We are a warm place and not just theweather but our hearts, and the legacy of that Once refugees have applied for refugee sta-continues,” said Democratic Assemblyman tus from the U.N., the agency, the U.S.Kevin McCarty of Sacramento, lead author of Embassy or other non-governmental agenciesthe refugee bills. “We welcome refugees who may refer refugees for resettlement in the U.S.are escaping war and persecution.” That referral kicks off an application process that can take years. President Donald Trump’s current executiveorder states that more than 300 people who The average wait time in a refugee camp isentered the United States as refugees are cur- 17 years.rently under FBI counterterrorism investiga-tion, and cites two examples of convictions — When considering a refugee, the U.S. con-including a Somali man brought to the U.S. ducts one of the most rigorous vetting pro-as a child refugee and sentenced to 30 years in cesses of any person allowed into the country,prison for his role in the plot to bomb a according to the U.S. Department of State.Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Accepted refugees have little say about toOregon. It also would cut the number of which state or county they will be sent. Tworefugees admitted this fiscal year from 110,000 factors play a role: if a refugee has family mem-to no more than 50,000, saying any more bers in a certain locale, and if a large commu- nity of refugees from the same country has already settled in a given area. The idea, Mur- phy said, is to provide a home where refugees

9AUGUST 2017 |By Bart Mendoza August 20 Paul Combs Gilbert Castellanos Castellanos Fundraiser for Young Musicians September 8 Alfred Howard Grateful Shred There can be no doubt that trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos is one of Paul Combs Quintet’s Tribute to Tadd Dameron Blaze Bayley the most important musicians to ever call San Diego home. Beyond his great gigs and session work, Castellanos has made it his life’s work It’s a testament to the fleeting nature of fame that an artist like to introduce jazz to younger audiences, while mentoring future gen- jazz composer, arranger and pianist Tadd Dameron (1917- erations of performers. On Aug. 20, Castellanos will host a fundraiser 1965), once hugely influential for his work with Count Basie, for his new program, The Jazz Lions Conservatory, at the Handlery Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughn, has largely faded from all Hotel. Starting at 2 p.m. a legion of legendary artists including Mike but the most detailed of musical history books. On Sept. 8, Wofford, Marshall Hawkins, Tommy Aros and more will take the Dizzy’s hopes to change that, with a special performance from stage with young musicians to promote this wonderful new educa- The Paul Combs Quintet. This show promises to be a real treat tional opportunity. If you are a fan of jazz, this event promises to be for jazz fans. Combs is a saxophonist and Dameron biographer, one of the year’s highlights. with his band’s set this night comprised of previously unknown musical treasures found while researching the life and music of this unsung hero of early jazz. September 2 A Rare, Spoken Word Performance by Alfred Howard On Sept. 2, Soda Bar has a particularly strong bill, featuring The Heavy Guilt, The Paragraphs, and Cardinal Moon, but this is a show where you will want to catch the opener, Alfred Howard, in a rare, spoken word performance. Howard is a lynchpin of the local music community, one of the founders of the Redwoods artist collective/label and a member of such combos as Dani Bell & The Tarantist, but he is also a wonderful raconteur, full of riveting, conversational stories, full of wit, humor and occasionally a moral. Anyone who has read his online postings knows what a talent Howard is; this opportunity to hear him read from his work shouldn’t be missed. August 5 Dream Gig for Jazz and Duke Ellington Aficionados Swing fans won’t want to miss The San Diego Museum of Art’s new music series, “Portraits In Jazz,” taking place on Aug. 5. Presented by acclaimed trumpeter, Gilbert Castellanos, the event’s inaugural edition will feature a tribute to Duke Ellington by Gaslamp Quarter Jazz Orchestra, an 18-piece local big band, joined by special guests Rickey Woodard (tenor saxophone) and Melissa Morgan (vocalist). The celebration of the prolific composer’s music kicks off with a brief talk on Ellington and his life, before digging into some of the gems in his catalog of more than 1,000 songs. The night will feature the tunes original arrangements as recorded by Ellington, making this a jazz aficionados dream gig. September 5 The Church Mid-’90s Gems from Blaze Bayley September 16 Hard rock fans won’t want to miss an appearance by Blaze Bayley at Ethereal, Psychedelic Rock by The Church Brick by Brick on Sept. 5. Best known as the singer for Iron Maiden from 1994-1999, Bayley has made the best of his brief time with the Legendary Australian band The Church returns to San Diego on iconic rockers, performing songs from the two albums he recorded Sept. 16. Still helmed by frontman Steve Kilbey and guitarist Peter with them as well as with his earlier band, Wolfsbane. While you won’t Koppes, the quartet performs ethereal, psychedelic rock, as best hear any of the classic Maiden hits, there will be enough mid-’90s exemplified by their ’80s college radio hits, “The Unguarded gems in the set list to keep any music lover happy. Although his tenure Moment,”“Reptile” and “Under The Milky Way.” Currently touring with Iron Maiden was short-lived, Bayley is still a part of rock history in advance of their 26th album since their 1980 founding, “Man well worth checking out. Woman Life Death Infinity,” The Church remains a compelling listen, with each spin of their albums revealing more. While the set list this night will include new material, longtime fans will be happy to know the show is a career retrospective, highlighted by their best known songs.

10 | AUGUST 2017 COVER STORYTravel: A Visit to Omaha Beach Our D-Day guide once lived in North ParkAerial view of the American War Cemetery and landing beaches.BY TOM SHESS, a small river runs though bayou and there are restaurants lining the shores Stained glass from Bayeux cathedral.NORTH PARK NEWS TRAVEL WRITER men came up the aisle behind me. I and Americans are loved in Nor- remarkable site with different eyes. OUR TOUR GUIDE: We left Paris mid-week, mid- turned and smiled. The man nearest mandy.” Certainly eyes that saw the sacrificeafternoon from Gard du Nord me smiled “are you here to see the of so many WWII allies everywhere If you are going to visit Nor-aboard a stop-at-every-station train American beaches?” His sincerity touch me deeply. we walked. mandy, we strongly suggest you hireto Bayeux, a small town in Nor- Unabashedly, I admit his words a personal guide. That is importantmandy located near the iconic “Yes, we’re here to see Omaha teared me up. I nodded several Thanks to our wonderful tour because the guide can tailor the tourOmaha D-Day landing beaches. beach. Our fathers came ashore a times hoping he understood I guide and two friendly Frenchmen to your interests. few weeks after D-Day in different meant thank you. At that point, but aboard a train from Paris, our trip We had booked two nights at the U.S. Army units.” Of course, I could- before I took a step to disembark, to Normandy renewed our pride to Our guide, Danielle Duboscq, isChurchill Hotel in the center of n’t leave it at that. “My wife’s father they both offered to shake my hand. be Americans. native to Normandy and she pro-Bayeux and a daylong tour of the earned a Silver Star in Belgium for “Normandy will never forget whatNormandy area. We had decided to gallantry.” America did,” said one.forego a group tour and insteadhired a local tour guide, who would The man who spoke to me in “Toujours merci,” said the the three of us in her car from English turned to the other man and What they said — and I could tellone end of the historic sites around pointed at my wife, “Le père de sa it in their eyes — was not chamberBayeux. femme a remporté une médaille d'é- of commerce boosterism. They were toile d'argent.” matter-of-fact. It was a chance meet- On board the arriving train were ing and I believed they spoke frommy wife and adult son. Glancing The second man responded in a the heart.around the rail car I noticed two polite gasp, “Bienvenue à Bayeux, That moment on the train set themiddle-aged men had come aboard nous sommes tellement honorés!” affectionate and positive tone forat Caen (our last stop before our Normandy tour. We saw eachBayeux). Commuters, no doubt. The man, who spoke English said, “We’re honored that you are here Dressed in suits and shoes thatvery well could have been in style in1944, they read their newspapersand glanced up once each early inthe trip. No doubt our family con-versation was loud (we thoughtbecause of the noisy train), but themen had it right: we were simplyloud Americans. I made a note tospeak more quietly. As the train chugged into Bayeuxstation, my family stood in the aislewaiting for the conductor to openthe door. While we waited the two

11AUGUST 2017 | Local Art Gallery Celebrates National Deaf Awareness Month The Studio Door showcases authentic views from Deaf artistsChurch in village Ste. Mere Eglise, where a paratrooper got hung up in the steeple Local visual artist Jon Savage recently set his sights onand watched the battle surrounding the landing from his perch. He survived. connecting with other Deaf artists across the country using the hashtag #deafartist. He approached galleryvides excellent historic D-Day input her marriage to a San Diego news- owner Patric Stillman, who recently held a significant Artistry Through Deaf Eyes Postcard Imageas well as local flavor. She’s quick paper reporter, John Standefer. exhibition for the LGBTQIA community at The Studio Jon Savageto point out all the sites in Nor- Door in North Park. Together, they have planned a Subaltern Resistance Discussion Nancy Rourke Oil 40\" x 30\"mandy worth visiting ( www.nor- If your interests are more focused national exhibition featuring Deaf and Hard of on the military aspects of D-Day, artists to celebrate National Deaf Awareness month from her son Trevor Standefer, is a Nor- September 1 - 24, 2017 with an artist reception on Satur- As no doubt we live in a small mandy Beaches Battlefield Guide day, September 9 from 6 - 9, Danielle Duboscq lived on ( Street in North Park earlier in The exhibition entitled Artistry Through Deaf Eyes showcases a diverse range of works from 18 artists hailingShell bursts above Omaha beach. The area remains unchanged. A major piece from California, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, New York,of German artillery would have been on the cement platform. North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Washington and DC.American tourist in the American Cemetery above Omaha Beach. \"This is an important moment for San Diego's com- munity to celebrate the Deaf art. My fellow artists offer a unique point of view and this exhibition celebrates the rich artistic traditions of Deaf contemporary artists,\" said Savage, whose own works that have been increasing in popularity among San Diego's art patrons will be on dis- play in HYPE at The Studio Door, which is a co-op styled gallery that The Studio Door also operates. \"I'm thrilled that Jon spearheaded this exhibit where we get to feature general works by Deaf artists as well as works from the De'VIA [Deaf View/Image Art] move- ment. This art movement is a growing trend these days among artists seeking to express the experience of being deaf. Its truly a form of Deaf Pride in that it deals with themes of empowerment, American Sign Language (ASL) and perceptions based upon the Deaf experience,\" said Stillman. To enhance the experience for Deaf patrons, many of the artists are including QR Codes that will be on display alongside of the art. The QR Codes will open up YouTube videos that include either ASL + Closed Captions (CC) or ASL + Voice-over on a video allowing for viewers to see and learn about the artwork directly from the artists themselves. For the reception, The Studio Door is in dis- cussion with Deaf Community Services of San Diego and several independent translators to be on hand to share information and make introductions. The exhibition will be open for free to all San Diegans. Artwork will be for sale. Following Artistry Through Deaf Eyes, The Studio Door will resume its regular programming for the fall with the return of self-guided artist tours in the 3rd Annu- al Open Studios San Diego and the extremely popular Holiday Art Market, which features small affordable works by local artists perfect for the gift giving season. For more details on Artistry Through Deaf Eyes or The Studio Door, visit IPNFtBQQBSFMtBQPUIFDBSZtHJGUTCathedral in Bayeux; seemingly every town and village in France has such sized \"EBNT\"WFt4BO%JFHPtNBWFOTEDPNchurches.

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13AUGUST 2017 |Granny’s Got an Axe to GrindLocal senior began writing thrillers and horror novels in her 70sBY JENNIFER COBURN years she didn’t admit to anyone that woman whose depression is alleviated Horror and thriller writer Sharon Hawes hams it up with a very large kitchen knife. she loved reading horror. “I thought only when she contemplates doing When 84-year-old University it would be considered strange for a something illegal. “My protagonist spends time with her “gentleman friends get a kick out of Hawes’ dou-Heights resident Sharon Hawes tells woman to be turned on by this sort and her twin decide to kidnap a friend”of 30 years. She says he is very ble life as sweet old lady and thrillerpeople she’s authored two books, they of fiction. Now, I’m not embarrassed.” young boy and take really good care supportive of her fictional blood lust novelist.“Some people, though, theyassume she spins cozy mysteries or of him while they hold him for a $2 and often joins her for horror movie say, ‘What the hell makes you wanthistorical romance novels. She looks Hawes became a horror fan in her million ransom, but things take a nights even though he doesn’t really to write that?’”as though she might write sweet chil- 30s when her eldest son, Will, was 12 wrong turn,” Hawes says. “I’m in the like them. For the most part, herdren’s picture books about baby uni- years old, and forged his mother’s process of writing the subplots now.”corns and winged pixies casting mag- name on a permission slip from theical spells in an enchanted garden. library so he could check out “The Hawes is actively engaged in San Exorcist.” Diego’s writing community, taking Not this granny. story stricture classes with Marni Hawes spends her days immersed “I probably would have told him Freedman and fiction writing within the world of the macabre, penning he shouldn’t read that sort of thing Mark Clements at San Diego Writersspine-chilling thrillers and supernat- at his age, but he was also very per- Ink.“I’m always surprised by the feed-ural horror stories. Her debut novel, suasive so he could have changed my back I get from fellow writers,”Hawes“The Sitter,” a thriller about a mur- mind if he had tried,” she recalls. says with a laugh.“Several of my class-derous babysitter, was selected as a From there, the two shared a love of mates said they really enjoy thefinalist in the 2012 San Diego Book horror. “Will introduced me to to humor in my horror stories.”She saysAwards. Her follow up novel, “The Stephen King books, and I started she is delighted to hear this since thisMatriarch,” reading everything he wrote. I was year’s horror-comedy, “GET OUT,” visits a quiet Southern California very impressed with King’s writing was one of her favorites.“I loved thatranch town where the women go on and started reading more books in movie because you were really root-a murderous rampage for no appar- the genre. Before long, I was hooked. ing for the guy to get out of there,ent reason. But a dark secret holds Normal life was ho-hum and this and you were terrified that he wasn’tthe answer to the bloody mystery. gave me a charge.” going to make it, but so relieved when Hawes’ love of horror and thrillers he did.” She says the film had all ofbegan as a reader.“When I read scary Hawes was the mother of three the elements of good horror writing:stories, it gave me physical chills young boys,Will,Andy, and Peter. She a likeable person in danger and mul-across my body, like when you’re in was married to a man she has since tiple surprises about who is good anddanger,”Hawes explains, sitting in her “very amicably divorced,”and worked who is evil.“I liked that the good guyrocking chair in her Craftsman style as a production artist at an advertis- wins because I’ve seen stories wherehome filled with pictures of her sons ing agency.“I didn’t go out of my way the bad guy just drives off and I don’tand grandchildren. “But it wasn’t to do scary things, but I just loved find that satisfying.”painful or uncomfortable, more like reading scary books,” she says.a shudder of pleasure.” For many While Hawes is not delving into At age 70, Hawes decided to write dark stories, she plays bridge and her first novel and is currently work- ing on her third,“The Cure,” about a

14 | AUGUST 2017San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Presents ‘Fairy Tales in the Park’ The San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Scenes from ‘Fairy Tales in the Park’ Photos by Kel Caseywill present the ninth annual “FairyTales in the Park” on Aug. 19-20 inthe Casa del Prado Theater in Bal-boa Park. The Civic Youth Ballet was found-ed in 1945 and is celebrating over70 years as the resident classical bal-let school in Balboa Park. Wind your way through anenchanted forest and watch as theclassic stories of Rapunzel, Little RedRidinghood and Beauty and theBeast come to life on the historicCasa del Prado Theater stage. Directed by Artistic Director Dani-ka Pramik-Holdaway, the event alsofeatures a first look at the recentlyannounced 2018 spring ballet, “AMidsummer Night’s Dream,” and isnarrated by a professional story-teller. 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15AUGUST 2017 |North Park’s Arts and Crafts LookStyle evident in homes, businesses, signs — even letteringBY SUSAN TAYLOR. PHOTOS BY JIM CHILDERS. Arts and Crafts styles around the neighborhood Take a stroll around North Parkand you are sure to see evidence ofthe Arts and Crafts Movement pop-ularized in the U.S., England,Europe, and Asia at the end of the19th century. The area’s bungalow-type housesand buildings, gardens, and even let-tering and numbering reflect theartistic sensibility of the time. In 1887, the Arts and Crafts Exhi-bition in England was a reaction tothe impoverished state of the deco-rative arts. Led by T.J. Cobden-Sanderson, William Morris, JohnRuskin, and others, the Movementbroke from the excessively ornateand artificial contemporary designswhich, as N. Pevsner stated, showed“ignorance of that basic need to cre-ate patterns, integrity of surface, andappreciation for the materials used.” Many beautiful examples can beseen along Pershing Avenue and28th Street in the Historic DrydenDistrict just north of Upas Street.But wait… local shops and busi-nesses have caught on, emulatingthe tasteful contours of the Arts andCrafts Movement in their architec-ture, signs, and addresses. North Park Nursery and Mooch’sLandscape Design, whose websitedescribes its mission as being dedi-cated to historic and crafts’s periodornamentation, come to mind, aswell as North Park Beer Co. andThorn St. Brewery. Notice the lettering on NorthPark Nursery’s sign. What’s up withthe little tail studded with dotshanging off of the capital O? Thentake a look at the address, particu-larly the numbers 3,5,6, and 7. Paul Hunyady, owner of Mooch’s,continues the tradition in his work,and Mooch’s graphic designer, Beat-rice Nielsen, appreciate crafts of theAmerican and European early 20thcentury Discover more by walking aroundNorth Park. The distinctive Arts andCrafts style numbers can be seen at3720 and 3674 Louisiana Street aswell as 3761 Texas Street. Concurrent with the Craftsmanstyle were the achievements of suchartists as Gustav Klimt and JosefHoffman during the Vienna Seces-sion movement. They wanted achange from conservative historicalart and advocated for traditionalcraftsmanship, using simple forms,such as Medieval, folk, and fantasticaldesigns. Not to offend any localswith this caricature, George Orwelljibed that an Arts and Crafts work-shop held at Letchworth Garden City,attracted “every fruit-juice drinker,Quaker, ‘Nature Cure,’ nudist, san-dal-weaver, sex-maniac, quack, paci-fist, and feminist in England.”

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17AUGUST 2017 |KIDS’ KORNER: SOCAL FUN WITH RHOADS Hey my name is Rhoads, I am a thirteen out with the nose of your board facing theyear old outdoor enthusiast. Summer is upon waves. Doing this prevents you from being aus and it's getting hot so it's time to visit the giant target and makes it easier for otherbeach. The beach is a place where I can do surfers to maneuver around you. Don't hogone of my favorite outdoor activities which is all the waves, take turns with your fellowsurfing. The reason why I like surfing so much surfers. Part of the enjoyment on a busy dayis being in the ocean and feeling the flow of can be encouraging each other. Once you'rethe water around you. Speaking of flow, you paddling into the wave look left and right forcan keep it going by having good etiquette out other surfers. You don't want to take a wavein the water. I'll take this opportunity to share from and collide with someone already in thesome with you. Grab your board and as you wave. Be respectful to your environment.get ready to hit the waves, survey your sur- Remember the ocean is someones home soroundings and take note of the surfers in the don't leave trash behind and be kind to theline up. Choosing a clear path to paddle out environment by using eco friendly accessoriesand not overcrowd a specific spot is key to and gear like Matunas eco-surf wax. Thats iteveryone enjoying the waves. Always paddle for today, have fun out there.:) Help Us Find Our Next Youth Hero! Every Day our neighborhood kids do incredible things! Do you know a wonderful kid who has done something special? Let’s celebrate by making him or her our next Youth Hero! Contact us at [email protected]

18 | AUGUST 2017Businesses Supporting Nonprofits It’s more than just the moneyFrom left, Art and Michelle Candland of AJW Facilities & Construction, Teresa Stivers of Walden Family Services, Ron and Mary Alice Brady of the Brady Company. As San Diegans, we are fortunate struction, which provides restora- organization. Local attorney Felix Tinkov and his “The great thing about Art, Jeffreyto live in a generous and supportive tion services for health care and life “Corporate sponsors are attracted law firm have provided in-kind legal and all of our corporate donors iscommunity where corporate spon- science industries, is a strong services “far beyond what we could that they aren’t supporting us forsors significantly contribute to San Walden supporter. So was his pre- to the level of trust that Voice of San ever afford,” says Lewis. their own rewards, they are in it forDiego’s nonprofit organizations. As vious company Trust Employee Diego has, and they want to be asso- the kids that we help,” says Stivers.local nonprofit leaders will tell you, Asset Management (TEAM), which ciated with that,” he says. “We have Walden Family Services receives “Their kindness is phenomenal.”through company partnerships Candland founded to assist with a bond with the community, and it in-kind support from local busi-their organizations —and others — asset management for kids born is nice to recognized as bringing that nesses as well. Pamplemousse Grille And Stivers encourages all busi-receive more than just money. with health or developmental issues. to the community.” and owner/chef Jeffrey Strauss nesses to get involved with the com- As Walden serves foster and adopted opens the restaurant throughout the munity.“No matter what a business’ The People Behind the Compa- children who are medically fragile, Voice of San Diego has found a year to Walden to host special core services or products are, thereny Candland’s understanding of special creative way to help its corporate events. At the organization’s annual is a San Diego nonprofit that could needs children makes his company partners promote the other non- Wine D’Vine fundraising gala, use their help,” she adds. When Teresa Stivers, the CEO of and his personal commitment to profit organizations those partners Strauss auctions off the opportunityWalden Family Services, based in Walden even more meaningful. support. Knowing it is difficult for to have him personally prepare anSan Diego, talks about her corporate non-profits to generate awareness in-home dinner.donors, she lights ups. In her nearly “Art is our chair, cheerleader, of their mission and the servicesseven years with Walden, which pro- advisor for fund development, a they provide, Voice of San Diego Scott Lewis of Voice of San Diego says it is a flattering as well as mutually beneficialvides services to foster and adoptive mentor to some of the youth we founded Partner Voices. experience when a corporate donor supports his organization.children and families, Stivers has serve and a motivator to our staff,”formed many corporate relation- says Stivers. As a part of Voice of San Diego’sships that have led to monetary con- website, Partner Voices provides atributions as well as in-kind dona- Candland’s financial support to platform for nonprofits to showcasetions. Many of these donors have Walden goes far beyond his personal who they are and what they do.employees who serve on Walden’s and company contributions. Under Voice of San Diego’s corporate part-two boards of directors, which is a his guidance, Walden broke the $1 ners often pay for the nonprofits’double bonus for her organization, million mark in fundraising in 2016. profiles. Partner Voices allows busi-as Walden receives support at the nesses to support their favorite orga-corporate level and from the volun- “Art is very generous himself and nizations, those organizations toteers. Not only do they have the he tells everyone about Walden, gain much needed visibility andcompany on their side, but the peo- even his dentist,” Stivers notes. Voice of San Diego to receive fund-ple behind the company as well. ing while helping others in the com- A Win-Win-Win munity – a true win-win-win. Art Candland serves as chair of For Scott Lewis, editor-in-chief atWalden’s Foundation board of Voice of San Diego, the first digital Being Kind through In-Kinddirectors, which oversees charitable nonprofit news organization to Voice of San Diego also receivesfundraising and constituent ser- serve a local community in the vital support through in-kind con-vices. Candland’s company, San country, it is a flattering as well as tributions from local firms. Mind-Diego-based AJW Facilities & Con- mutually beneficial experience when Touch Software has helped Voice of a corporate donor supports his San Diego with its robust website.

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20 | AUGUST 2017American Cancer Society and LocalVolunteers Save More Lives From Cancerthrough Annual Relay For Life Event On August 12th, over 900 local residents Funds raised help the American Cancerjoined together at the American Cancer Society provide free information and sup-Society Relay For Life of San Diego Down- port for people facing the disease today,town at Embarcadero Marina Park North and fund cancer research that will helpto raise funds and awareness for a world protect future generations. Thanks to thewithout cancer. generosity of our donors, the Society has invested more than $4.6 billion in research Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Wash- since 1946, and have funded more thanington in 1985, the Relay For Life move- 20,000 scientists at more than 1,000 insti-ment is the world’s largest fundraising tutions nationwide.event to save lives from cancer. Unitingcommunities across the globe, we cele- Take action this year and help makebrate people who have battled cancer, cancer a priority by donating to the Relayremember loved ones lost, and take action For Life. Visit lifesaving change. During Relay For sandiegodowntownca to learn more aboutLife events, members of each team take the event, or contact Kyle Wadstrom atturns walking or running around the track [email protected] 858-735-or path. Teams participate in fundraising the months leading up to the event.

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22 | AUGUST 2017North Park Main Street Earns its 21st YOUR AD HERE!National Main Street Accreditation ONLY $29/WEEK North Park Main Street Associa- The organization’s performance transformed North Park into ation (NPMS) has once again is annually evaluated by North Park widely recognized creative commu-received the designated honor of Main Street which works in part- nity. In addition to preserving thean accredited Main Street America nership with the National Main community’s history and spurringprogram for meeting rigorous per- Street Center to identify the local development, NPMS representsformance standards set by the programs that meet 10 perfor- and advocates for over 600 smallNational Main Street Center. Each mance standards. Evaluation crite- businesses as well as hosts annualyear, the National Main Street Cen- ria determines the communities North Park events such as the Tasteter and its Coordinating Program that are building comprehensive of North Park and the SDCCU Fes-partners announce the list of and sustainable revitalization tival of Arts in North Park, as wellaccredited Main Street America efforts and include standards such as the weekly North Park Thursdayprograms in recognition of their as fostering strong public-private Market.exemplary commitment to preser- partnerships, securing an operatingvation-based economic develop- budget, tracking programmatic “As a North Park native, it hasment and community revitalization progress and actively preserving been incredible to see its transfor-through the Main Street Approach. historic buildings. mation and rebirth throughout the last 10 years,” says Angela Lands- “It is a great honor to recognize Over the past several years, a new berg, executive director of Norththis year’s nationally Accredited professional class of artists, design- Park Main Street. “This accredita-Main Street America programs for ers, musicians, writers and tion further demonstrates howtheir outstanding work to trans- entrepreneurs, and a broad array of North Park is thriving more thanform downtown and neighbor- imaginative cultural events have ever. Some of San Diego’s most tal-hood commercial districts,” says ented chefs, brewers, artists andPatrice Frey, resident and CEO of entrepreneurs call the neighbor-the National Main Street Center. hood home and it is due to the“Main Streets are the heart of our commitment and passion fromcommunities, and the work they do NPMS and our community.”to create quality public spaces, cat-alyze local entrepreneurship, and North Park Main Street wassupport downtown housing is established in 1996 when the citymore important than ever. Across of San Diego selected the Norththe county, Main Street America Park Business Improvement Dis-programs truly strengthen the eco- trict to be the pilot project for thenomic, social, and cultural fabric of national Main Street program intheir entire communities.” the San Diego area. (619) 228-9000 carne asada friesBuy One burrito get the 2nd 50% off Limit one coupon per customer per visit. Can not be combined with other offers. Some restrictions may apply. Exp. 7/31/17

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