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AWE Center non-profit foundation holds day camp, offers health and alkaline water plans...
For more info: http://bheauviewranch.com/home
Arts. Health and wellness. Equestrian education. And more. The AWE Center Foundation at Bheau View Ranch is coming on strong in 2013 with a variety of programs and opportunities fit for fulfilling resolutions, not to mention helping create a better you and yours.
The AWE Center is a non-profit 501.c foundation whose mission is to preserve the balance of nature for future generations amidst the ever-growing pressure of development. In association with Bheau View Ranch, it shares the property that has been the home of hundreds of rescued horses.
Ideally situated in the Merriam Mountains on the east side of Twin Oaks, San Marcos in San Diego’s North County, it has the unique feature of high alkaline, high mineral content waters from a 1,000-foot deep well.
Bheau View Ranch hosts its winter camp 2013 for students ages 7 to 17. The daily 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. program continues through Jan. 18. This camp gives children a healthy program of activities with the emphasis on active. This means horse and pony introductory training, grooming and basic vet care. Students learn how to communicate with horses through body language and also learned what horses were trying to communicate through their movements. Camp also includes jewelry making, painting with watercolors, and story writing stories.
New for 2013, the center has been accepting new memberships. These represent valuable savings and help support the community.
--1 Free Gallon of Water a Month ($60 Value)
To purchase memberships visit: Membership Link
For more information and to make reservations, call 760-877-1055, or visit http://bheauviewranch.com/home .
'You Got a New Christmas Puppy! Now What?'/'Don't Ignore New Year's Eve Safety for Pets'
Encinitas, CA -- My puppy cries, whines, trips me, nips me, jumps, pees on the carpet, and won’t come when it’s called. WHAT HAVE WE GOTTEN OURSELVES INTO? That’s normal for a new puppy, but the animal experts at Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) in Encinitas remind families with new Christmas puppies that it’s temporary.
“They were so cute at the shelter, rescue, or pet shop, but when you got home they started acting like puppies” says RCHS spokesman John Van Zante. “Like human babies, they’re learning every day. It’s never too soon to teach them the rules. Start with a routine, and stick to it.”
Breeders and pet stores sell puppies as young as 5 weeks old. Experts agree that pups need at least 8 weeks with their mom and littermates or a trained puppy raising to avoid problems later.
Here are some tips to help you and your puppy get started on the “right paw.”
Along with the “Do’s” there are also some “Don’ts.”
If you’re still looking for a pet, consider breed characteristics, your home situation, how much time you have for a dog, and your activity level. “Some smaller breeds bark a lot because that’s what they were bred to do. Dachshunds generally don’t make good running companions, while Dalmatians need lots of exercise. Get the dog that fits your lifestyle.”
Van Zante adds, “Getting a puppy should be fun! Your family needs to work together as a team.”
The adoption kennels at RCHS, 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, are open Wednesday through Monday from 11 to 5, but will close at 3:00 on New Year’s Eve and be closed New Year’s Day. For more information call RCHS at 760-753-6413 or log on to www.sdpets.org.
It Can be Dangerous! Don't Ignore New Year's Eve Safety for Pets.
Whether you got a new puppy or kitten for Christmas, or you want to protect your current dog or cat, Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) in Encinitas is sharing a few simple rules to follow to help keep them safe on New Year’s Eve.
"More pets run away on New Year’s Eve than any other time of the year, except the 4th of July,” says RCHS spokesman John Van Zante.
“With the commotion, guests, and midnight gunfire pets look for a safe place," Van Zante continued. "That could be under the bed, or out the door and down the street, where they just find more noise, so they keep running until they don’t know where they are.”
Tips to keep your pets safe (and home) on New Year’s Eve include:
Families that got new puppies for Christmas have been trying to get their pups into a routine with consistent behavior. Van Zante says New Year’s Eve can jeopardize the training. “Your guests will be there for a few hours, but your puppy will be with you for the next 10 to 15 years. Ignoring your puppy’s routine or allowing guests to teach it bad habits could impact the rest of its (and your) life. Keep your best friends…animal and human…safe this New Year’s Eve.”
The adoption kennels at RCHS, 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, are open Wednesday through Monday from 11 to 5, but will close at 3:00 on New Year’s Eve and be closed New Year’s Day. For more information call RCHS at 760-753-6413 or log on to www.sdpets.org.
The Bridges & Santa Fe Creek Open Space Preserve established
The Preserve contains a diversity of important habitats; coastal sage scrub, riparian woodland, southern mixed chaparral, coastal and valley&...
Wondering what to do the week of Nov. 4...Here's some community events
RANCHO SANTA FE
Annual food and wine benefit slated
The Equinox Center will hold its annual benefit at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, 18378 Calle Stellina. The event will include an evening of gourmet food and rare vintage wines and help raise awareness and funds for Equinox Center, which works to improve water, energy, jobs, housing, land use, transportation and economic prosperity and preserve quality of life in the San Diego region. Talented chefs and well-known sommeliers will prepare food and wine. Live entertainment and a small private auction will also be featured. Tickets start at $250 through Nov. 5; or $300 thereafter. Register at equinoxcenter.org/donate/event.html.
Library to hold used book sale
The Friends of the Solana Beach Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Nov. 17 at the Solana Beach Library, 157 Stevens Ave. Shoppers may fill a grocery bag...
Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club hosting military care package drive
Collection bins are located in various spots around the Village, including two at the garden club, 17025 Avenida De Acacias, and two at the library, 17040 Avenida De Acacias. Bins are also located at the community center, 5970 La Sendita; the pharmacy, 6056 El Tordo; the village market, 16950 Via De Santa Fe; and the offices of James Jan, 16921 Via De Santa Fe.
Needed items include granola or protein bars; beef jerky; unscented hygiene products like soap, shampoo, deodorants and lotions; chapstick; disposable razors; wipes; foot powder; and bug repellant.
Monetary donations, to help cover the cost of shipping, are also welcome.
The community is invited to help pack up the boxes at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Garden Club.
Last year, 107 boxes were shipped to three different units of Marines in Afghanistan. Each box included a personal note, most written from kids from the community center. The kids also decorated the outside of the boxes with messages like ‘Please come home safe’.
I'M OUTTA MONEY...BUT MY BEST FRIEND'S STILL HUNGRY
by John Van Zante for Rancho Coastal Humane Society
Seniors living on fixed incomes, the working poor, people with disabilities or terminal illnesses, and the homeless will benefit when Rancho Coastal Humane Society expands the services of its Community Pet Food Bank starting Saturday, Nov. 3. Homeless and financially disadvantaged pet owners are invited to pick up free pet food and other supplies during the Grand Opening from 9:00 to 11:00 Saturday morning at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas.
"These are people who have so little, yet share everything they have with their pets," says RCHS Community Liaison, Nick Winfrey. "RCHS has been providing pet food for needy people for quite some time. Now it's time to increase our efforts."
RCHS spokesman John Van Zante relates the story of a homeless girl who was asked why she didn't give up her dog. "She said she had been homeless four months, and that her dog was her only source of support and stability. She said she would 'lose it' if it wasn't for her dog."
The National Coalition for the Homeless says many homeless pet owners avoid veterinary care because they're afraid they won't get their pets back. The Drake Center for Veterinary Care in Encinitas will join the Community Pet Food Bank at RCHS to offer free examinations and vaccinations for the dogs and cats of clients during the grand opening.
Winfrey explains, "We'll have leashes and collars, blankets, flea treatment, and more. RCHS has received lots of donations, but this problem is not going away anytime soon. We're asking people to give until if feels good."
The Community Pet Food Bank at RCHS will be open two Saturdays per month from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Donations to the Community Pet Food Bank can be made any time. For more information visit RCHS, log on to www.sdpets.org, or call Nick Winfrey at 760-753-6413 x 104.
“I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything till noon. That’s when it’s time for my nap.” Bob Hope
And so it was that a crowd of relatives and friends celebrated Bennet Mermel’s 90th birthday recently, complete with sunshine, fabulous food and a shocked face as we all yelled SURPRISE when he walked through the door. They say it’s not wise to startle old men yet, in Bennet’s case, it’s so very clear he can take it. After all, you don’t survive multiple concentration camps and death marches without building a thick layer of skin.
As Bennet made his way through the throng of people wishing him “Happy Birthday”, shaking hands and extending hugs, it was quickly obvious how affected he was by all this attention, as well as those responding back, like the boomerang that love symbiotically is. When working on his memoir, he once told me “what you give out comes back to you”, a karmic law if there ever was one. And of course that morning an infectious load of it was on display, the room pulsing out its unmistakable beat.
Writing Bennet’s life story has been one of my life’s greatest privileges; one that afforded a particular view through the lens of one man’s experience. While so much of Bennet’s life was shaped by his endurance through concentration camps, he has never been defined or confined by them. Instead, what has always struck me is his uncanny ability to recover his own sense of self, a changed man from the experience, to be sure, yet one who preserved both dignity and decency, surmounting many obstacles even in the years initially following his release.
After creating an astonishing life of successes – as an opera singer, an early pioneer in LA’s garment district, a father and world traveler – Bennet certainly has earned his afternoon naps, though I defy you to find many 90-year-olds who still walk a treadmill, do Sudoku and crossword puzzles with as much vigor as he. Upon starting his short speech after we sang “Happy Birthday” and he blew out his candles, he joked and said, “I can’t see very well, I can’t hear much, etc., and while we all laughed at his litany of complaints, in an abrupt turn, he broke down sobbing. This was not on account of his physical losses, mind you. Rather, it sprang instantly from the place where both gratitude and sorrow reside.
I know he knows how blessed he’s been throughout his life. While Bennet has sustained images of horror, both actual and re-lived, he has gained insight and sensitivity from the depths of his head and heart, mining and polishing a hard-won maturity with honor and wit. Though innocent by his own admission, he’s also nobody’s fool.
My son once described Bennet as “every man, a universal man,” and that remains so obvious to me. This does not diminish Bennet’s very personal experience during the Holocaust. Instead, it expands it, amplifies it even. Through this one man I’ve witnessed every man’s suffering, watched every man cry out; heard each gasp as it forms the collective. Miraculously, I’ve correspondingly witnessed every man’s courage, every man’s fortitude, every man’s triumph, all through the one man that is Bennet Mermel.
As Bennet sobbed out his reverence for helping save his brother’s life, he also wept out his regret for not being able to save his friend’s. How many of us have ever had to confront the depths of these things so personally, so specifically. In an uncanny way, it strikes me that Bennet has done this not just for himself, but for each of us as well. In a stroke, it seems he offers this gift of his example, this consideration, this wonderment, quite possibly without his own awareness, yet extending it just the same.
Without a doubt, when the physicists describe entanglement theory, I have a keen sense of which they speak for I, we, cannot help but be affected by acknowledging Bennet’s exclamation. It is the great and glorious web of life that connects us one to another, invisible in its sourcing, yet so evident in its affects.
And what does Bennet do after the sobs cease? Flanked by his children on either side of him, he recovers. He begins cracking jokes, thanking people, reclaiming himself from sorrow, transcending it to light, as always, shining it on the joy that resides in front of him. As always, he insists on living-ness, the forward progression of himself and his connection with those he loves. It is all palpable and real, acknowledged in silence by everyone in the room, as we listen to what he has to say by his very transcendence.
At the end of the day, Bennet, indeed each one of us, will not be outdone by tragedy unless choosing to do so. For his part, Bennet decided decades ago to follow life and hope, remaining an unwitting example and inspiration for all to see.
Shredding ain't just in surfing; it's also good to go at Solana Beach e-waste benefit...
A Shred-a-Thon and Free E-Waste Drop Off benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, Harper Branch, at 533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, in the front parking lot.
Participants are encouraged to bring confidential documents for shredding on-site while you watch. Computer hard drives are also removed, punched and destructed. There is a recommended donation of $5 per copy box/bag or $20 for 5 boxes/bags (10 box maximum per person), $20 per hard drive removal, and $10 per hard drive destruction. A certificate of destruction is available upon request.
The E-Waste drop off is FREE to everyone. Bring items such as CRT screens, LCD/LED screens plasma screens, TV’s, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, computers, laptops, monitors, cell phones, VCR’s, DVD players, stereo systems, network servers, speakers,...
HEY FLOWER LOVERS, Get Yer Bloom On @ RSF Garden Club Floral Arrangement Workshop March 21
“If you have ever wanted some guidance in how to do basic floral arranging this is the workshop for you,” says Laverne Schlosser, Garden Club board member. “The workshop is entitled Floral Arrangement Workshop 101 and will be taught by Elma Garcia, who is a Master Judge and award- winning floral designer. So many community members have beautiful gardens, but when they want to bring some of their glorious florals inside they don’t know exactly how to make it work.
The cost of the workshop is $30 for Garden Club members and $45 for non-members. All materials will be provided. Just bring you own clippers. You will go home with a finished arrangement. Reservations are a must and space will be limited so that the workshop teacher will be able...
Presidents Day and U.S. History with a twist @ Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center Feb. 24
Richard Lederer who co-authored “American Trivia: What We Should All Know about U.S. History, Culture and Geography.” with Caroline McCullagh, Lederer will speak about U.S. presidents and their role in history at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center.
Lederer will offer “a treasury of fascinating firsts, mosts, and onlys about American presidents,” according to event organizers program staff. He has written more than 40 books about language, history and humor. Drawing from what he learned while researching his newest book, Lederer will regale listeners with other interesting tales that slipped between the cracks of history.
“Writing is an amazing way to learn,” Lederer said. “I discovered a wealth of things I didn’t know before, and it’s a lot. For example, take the interesting deaths of presidents 20 years apart.”
New York Fashion Week Goes to the Dogs at Helen Woodward Animal Center
The Helen Woodward Animal Center out of Rancho Santa Fe, California mimicked Fashion Week and conducted their very own extremely special photo shoot. The fashion models that strutted their stuff in California were more of the furry canine variety though.
The wonderful Jessica Gercke, Public Relations Manager of the Helen Woodward Animal Center provided me with all of the details. With every other good dog thing going on locally and throughout the U.S., I certainly wanted to give this event the due it deserved albeit a few days after it occurred. It is wonderful to be able to pay respects to those whose hearts exist in the canine world; appreciating all of the great efforts that are made by outstanding individuals each and every day of the year!
Ricki Douglas, Volunteer Photographer for the Helen Woodward Animal Center caught the swankier-sides of adoptable canine friends. Ricki’s intention was to capture the sweet dispositions displayed candidly so that potential adopters would be just begging to meet these beloved pets and make them a forever family member rather than seeing them as abandoned. Just because the animal was left on its own to defend its own life, does not mean that the animal is not deserving of love and attention!
As with training, metrics display proof positive that adoption rates increase when an animal has a great photo of it as opposed to showing a photo of the animal in its original surroundings; those photos proving much less flattering. Just as with a home that is up for sale but untidy, people have a hard time imagining an animal being happy when its photo displays it as unhappy and solemn, appearing behind bars many times. Seriously, wouldn’t you rather see an animal displaying its gentle nature and true beauty in a photo where the dog has been saved and is ready to love again?
Ricki Douglas, of Ricki Douglas Photography, agrees that photo shoots in pleasant settings with the focus on happiness and love, are much more appealing and she was thrilled at the opportunity to be able to provide the photos that could potentially help these animals locate their forever homes. Ricki also provides Pet-of-the-Week photos for the Center, helping to increase the turn-around time for many pets; helping place abandoned animals more frequently.
Where fashion goes in and out of style, the love of an animal, a devoted companion, will always be in style! There is great footage of this adorable, trendy photo shoot available at: http://youtu.be/CFXp_ICGZCc (Please click on link).
To review more in depth data on this event, to adopt, make a donation, or would simply like more information, please contact the Helen Woodward Animal Center Adoption Department at 858.756.4117, extension #313 or visit them online at www.animalcenter.org or stop by at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe, California – if you just happen to be in their neighborhood! Thank you, Jessica, for all the details!
Rancho Santa Fe Association Trails Committee LAYS DOWN THE LAW in 'TRAIL SAFETY'
The Rancho Santa Fe Association maintains 50 miles of the finest trail system within San Diego County, strictly limited for use by RSF Association members and their guests. Over the years, the Trails Committee has developed the “Trail Rules and Etiquette.” These rules are meant to enhance safety among all the users on the trails and minimize disturbances to homeowners, many of whom have provided easements for the trail system to cross their property or simply own property adjacent to the trails.
Thankfully, most Association members and their guests are respectful and very considerate to other trail users. There is nothing more enjoyable than riding or walking around the golf course on a weekend morning, greeting neighbors and friends, and taking in the scenery. There are, however, some safety guidelines that are worth highlighting from time to time.
The “Trail Rules” are easy to learn and simple to follow and are for everyone’...
General plan, Cielo sign, tiered equines: San Dieguito Planning Group meets 7 p.m. 2/16 ...
SAN DIEGUITO PLANNING GROUP
P.O. Box 2789, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067
February 16, 2012
Place of Meeting: RANCHO SANTA FE FIRE STATION (meeting room), 16936 El Fuego, Rancho Santa Fe, California. TBM 1168-D3, (El Fuego intersects Linea del Cielo at the west end of the village.)
Preliminary Agenda --- REGULAR MEETING
A final agenda, including changes and additions if any, may be posted in front of the U.S. Post Office, Rancho Santa Fe, seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting. Certain matters, as may be noted, will be set for a time certain. Matters on the agenda are NOT necessarily heard in the order listed. Continuances, if any, will be announced at the start of the meeting or may be contained in a final agenda. Time devoted to an item will vary depending on its complexity, importance to the group and public, and the length of the agenda....
Sneak a peak at Helen Woodward Animal Center's new high-tech hospital on Feb. 25
Helen Woodward Animal Center will offer the public a chance Feb. 25 to view its new 10,000-square-foot animal hospital.
Donors paid for the high-tech hospital, which has nine exam rooms, a dental ward, surgery rooms, an isolation area for infectious cases, and a natural healing center.
The hospital, which will offer lease space to local veterinarians, will open for business March 5.
The public is invited to take a peek from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the hospital on Helen Woodward Way in Rancho Santa Fe.
(Video above: Mercury's "farewell" weekly astrology roundup. He temporarily retired 1 1/2 years ago to complete work on personal and literary projects. However, as an Ah-Ha Rancho Santa Fe News tradition, he looks ahead to the new year around The Occupied Zone.)
Mercury, who also goes by Clint Cochran, mystic, is a yoga instructor and former restaurant owner, A Sacramento resident who has developed a wide and enthusiastic following among astrology enthusiasts. For many years, he hosted America’s only radio astrology call-in show at KDVS-FM, the UC Davis station.
Mercury is further known around the state Capitol for his weekly astrology forecasts on KXTV-Channel 10, Sacramento’s ABC affiliate. He continues his radio astrology experience with "Spirit Speaks" that can be accessed at his Web site www.michaelmercury.com and is a member of the Conscious Media Network.
And now...The Mercury Report on Rancho Santa Fe, now and in the years to come...
FIRST OF ALL let me state up-front, what I am going to try to do here actually what I am going to do here not just try, but what I am going to do is read the chart of Rancho Santa Fe as if it were a person and see how I can relate to the community at large what’s going to happen to the community in this coming year.
OK, so, Libra rising is the ascendant of Rancho Santa Fe, so the personality of Rancho Santa Fe is considered to be Libra-like and what does that mean, it means that relationships are very important. What is also interesting about this chart is that Saturn, the planet Saturn which deals with limits, limitations, authority, structure, is sitting right on the ascendant.
This is a very powerful position, so it kind of indicates that people who live in this community relationships are very important, however also finding balance within this community is extremely important as well.
There is a tendency within this community to maybe be a little bit one-sided in its presentation in the way it represents itself. If it’s extremely affluent maybe it is in its best interest as a community to make sure that those who are in need within this community are also being taken care of, not that it isn’t being done but that there seems to be a lack of variety, or dexterity of many, many social levels in this community due to there’s a need, an interest in doing this but it’s kind of like there is a contradiction in this community as well.
It’s kind of like it wants to expand, but it wants to contract. It wants to follow the rules, but it also wants to make rules. It doesn’t want to live by rules but somehow it wants to get around and somehow have its cake and eat it too by being unique being unusual and yet being structured. There seems to be this quality about this community.
The moon is in Scorpio in the second house of property, money and resources. There’s a strong emotional tie to the property, money and resources. People really love their homes. People come to this community to find their soul in their home, to make their home more than their castle but to represent who they are. There is a sense of secrecy, a sense of privacy in this community. People tend to be very private.
People don’t want other people necessarily unless they are invited to know about themselves. They want to keep themselves private. This is a community on the one hand wants to welcome the outsiders but at the same time want to be very private.
Mars in the third house, this is the natal chart I’m talking about, I’m just giving you a glow then I will talk about maybe what’s coming up in the next year. Mars in Sagittarius makes it a more philosophical open intellectual curiosity in terms of the community at large. It can have a very vocal voice in terms of what it represents and what it believes in and what it thinks should be done. It tends to be more open-minded, not necessarily liberal or conservative but certainly having an open mind from either camp.
Uranus in the sixth house really speaks to the idea of electronics of advancements. Uranus in Pisces in the sixth house of this chart of Rancho Santa Fe indicates that, again, innovative technology is a part of this community, but at the same time there is this kind of hometown kind of feel so that it wants the advances of the future but it wants the feel of the past. It wants to have a sense of community like in the old school but at the same time it wants to take advantage of all the high tech gadgets and technology that helps make life so much more pleasant.
Now, when it comes to relationships, we have Chyron, the south node in the seventh house of relationships, partnerships, marriage, all this kind of thing. One has to kind of be aware relationships, partnerships, things of this sort, it kind of makes the community a little bit, oh what’s the word, maybe a little bit apart from other communities, yet it wants to be a part of other communities, but at the same time it doesn’t want to be a part of the other communities.
So, there is kind of, again, contradiction within this community because of what one would call affluence. Based on this chart there is a real positive sense of affluence in this community but there is also a contradiction here, not that it feels guilty about it but there is a responsibility that comes with having so much.
The sun in Gemini -- the sun. What is the sun sign of Rancho Santa Fe, it’s Gemini. The sun sign is in Gemini. The rising sign is in Libra and the moon is in Scorpio. These are three important positions for this chart. It speaks to more air than water and no fire in the three important elements. However, Mars which represents fire in Sagittarius gives it a nice balance.
The real focus also is at the crown of this chart and we’re talking about Venus, Pluto, Mercury are all in Cancer. The sun is in the ninth house of education and travel. Mercury is a the crown of this chart in cancer, so home schooling looks like it is going to be a very important part of this community.
There is probably more people doing home schooling than people would recognize. Education is extremely important in this community, but at the same time there seems to be two sets of forms of communication. There is maybe the formal, regular type of schools, high schools, public schools, but there seems to be a really strong private school element in this community as well.
Pluto, Venus in Cancer in the 10th House of home, communication. Tenth House represents vocation, but with Venus in Pluto in Cancer, a very family oriented sign Cancer, it tells me that people are working out of their homes a lot more in this community than most communities, that authority can be derived, because of technologies concerning this community that one is maybe running their businesses out of their homes more than one would realize or that is certainly going to be an important part of this community as time goes on with technologies the way they are.
Neptune is in the Eleventh House of friendships so there is a real romantic quality, a charmed quality to this community. There is a basic feel if you will that borders on quality, romance, story-like making it a much more of a visual as well as a heartfelt community,. There is a real sense of sentiment also in this community. So, this is kind of a quick overview what I look at the natal chart of this community to be.
THE FUTURE, MICHAEL...
Now, what’s happening right now in this coming year as we look into the year 2012, the real focus is going to be on work and health issues. I’m just pointing out that Uranus, this year, Rancho Santa Fe is coming up to what is a very unusual return and that’s what we call Uranus return. It takes approximately 84 years for Uranus to arrive at the same location as when it was born.
When you gave me the date for June 7, 1922 when the breaking of the ground, Uranus was at 13 degrees Pisces. Right now in the sky Uranus is at 11 degrees Pisces. So, in this year it is going to have a Uranus conjunct. It is going to return to its original position. So, there is a major cycle that is being completed in this community.
It is a cosmic cycle. It is a larger cycle. It is an evolutionary cycle of this community. This community has now matured in a complete way and at the same time now it’s trying to look at how do we continue into the future with our boundaries set, with our limits set. We have our personality is set basically.
It has an ambiance that has evolved organically and now where do we go. So, there is a completion that is literally happening in this community as we go into the year 2012, a total recognition that OK we’re saturated, we’re terrific, we have all these things, now where do we go from here, how do we refine the qualities the joys the things we associate with family with home with community, how do we address this in a new way in an innovative genius-like unique way without destroying the home sentiment, the communal sense of family that we have established for this community.
There is also Neptune is going through the Fifth House of children, of recreation of short trips and I have to say now my intuition is kicking in here somewhat and I am also saying this because of what I anticipate in 2013. Pluto, the planet Pluto will go into the Fourth House of home concerning, so I am looking a little bit further ahead besides the year 2012 because what I am anticipating here is that if you maybe you already have a sister city, maybe Rancho Santa Fe has a sister city somewhere in the world.
You may Want to take a look at this to see what is their sister city, but it seems to me there is going to be more of a focus here on if they haven’t picked a sister city they are not sharing with whether it is in Africa or Europe or South America wherever they have chosen to adopt another city and kind of exchange keys and all of that stuff for some reason that is coming up in this chart for me. I am either seeing there is going to be a renewal of that, there is going to be some kind of recognition of that coming up or there might be an establishment of that if that hasn’t happened already. Or maybe the city adopts another sister city or vice-versa, a kind of city exchange. I don’t know why this is coming up, but it is.
If it doesn’t happen this year, I see 2013 will become a very important year because Pluto goes into the Fourth House of home and Pluto represents revolution, change, death, rebirth, so there might be in 2013 looking down the road because of the concept of real estate, the concept of housing, the concept of family that there could be some kind of new revolutionary approach as to how families are going to deal with families, properties and their homes in the year 2013. This could be technologically related or this could be some sort of philosophical awareness that this community is going to re-evaluate where do they go from here.
There seems to be a real emphasis that keeps coming up in this chart of some kind of pinnacle, some kind of peak, like this community is reaching the top of the mountain. It can see, start looking at what it could be like going down the other side of this mountain but it hasn’t quite reached the end and is preparing for some kind of awareness of some kind of overall view of ah-ha, here we are, now what.
A culmination is also indicated in this chart that this community is coming to some kind of saturation, some kind of total blossoming of fullness, of ripeness, something that is being ripe is ready to drop from this community. Jupiter is moving through the Third House of communication right now as I look at this chart. Mars has been as it ends the year of 2006 has been going through the Third House of communication. Pluto is going through the Third House of communication. Mercury also and the sun leaving the Third House of communication as the year ends and the new year begins it all goes into the fourth house.
This new year we have the sense of structure, of family, of a movement going forward but again putting a focus on home, on family, the importance of family in this community. So, this community has the opportunity it seems to me embrace itself in a unique way reinforcing its values but also having an eye toward the future.
I would say, however, that starting at the end of 2011 going into 2013 this is going to be a kind of a plateau period in this community where more examination rather than results will start to take place. I think that the community is getting ready to re-examine where it’s been, where it’s going and do this for many years. If a new master plan hasn’t been done, or is being spoken of maybe it’s time for a new master plan to be looked at of where this community is going to be going 10, 20, 30 years from now or if that hasn’t been done maybe that is being re-looked at this time to see OK we made this plan X number of years ago how will we have fulfilled those plans to where we are now.
That also seems to be an emphasis for the community from the governmental bureaucratic point of view of what’s happening with this community. If there isn’t a city council or something, there seems to be some need of some kind of government structure. If it’s not there it needs to be created.
If it’s informally loose, some kind of guidance to who or what is this identity. Do we become our own city, Do we create our own community. Do we have our own city council or how are we relating to the overall neighborhoods that we are sharing.
That’s pretty much, a lot of material to work with...
Ken Blanchard : Servant Leadership for the Workplace and Life
Dr. Ken Blanchard is a gregarious sought-after author, speaker and business consultant. He is the #2 most influential leadership guru in the world. He has coauthored over 30 best-selling books, including The One Minute Manager, which has sold more than 13 million copies and has been translated into more than 37 languages.
Ken Blanchard will be in Solana Beach Wednesday, September 21 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club to speak about “Servant Leadership for the Workplace and Life.” Check in will begin at 11:30am and lunch will run from 12:00pm-1:30pm. Ticket cost is $65 per person which includes lunch and a copy of Ken Blanchard’s book The Generosity Factor that he wrote with S. Truett Cathy about the...
The heck with planking, we're talking BATMANNING around town this week...
San Elijo Conservancy WANTS YOU to be a decent docent. Deadline Sept. 16 - Sign up today!
San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy is looking for a few good --no, make that GREAT! -- docents.
These guides help people make the most of their hike, pointing out the nuances and history there missed by many.
The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy is ooking for a few good volunteers to serve as nature ambassadors. A comprehensive training program will prepare docents to lead interpretive walks for school and scout groups, as well as for weekend visitors and other community groups. Previous interpretive experience is not required.
“I think we’re all a little nervous at first,” said Elizabeth Venrick, a retired oceanographer who donates her time to the conservancy as a volunteer docent. “Every tour I do I...
Casey Gerry Announces $1.25 Million Settlement Following Mediation with Troon Golf, LLC, The Crosby National Golf Club, LLC...
Northridge Woman Awarded Settlement Following Rancho Santa Fe Accident
In a case that reaffirms the right to safe public access for the physically disabled, Casey Gerry announced today that a $1.25 million out-of-court settlement has been reached in a lawsuit involving the country’s longest survivor of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) — a disease in which victims progressively lose muscle control.
Defendants Troon Golf, LLC and The Crosby National Golf Club, LLC agreed to pay more than $1.1 million to Northridge, Calif. resident Marilyn Cooper, 67.
The rest of the settlement was paid by Summers/Murphy & Partners, Inc., a landscape architect and Masson and Associates, Inc. an engineering firm. According to attorney Robert J. Francavilla, a partner with Casey Gerry, his client Marilyn Cooper, who has had ALS -- also known as Lou Gehrig's disease -- for 36 years, suffered...
Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society home tour goes around town on Saturday, July 16
The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society will hold its annual self-guided home tour from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16.
The featured homes were designed by historically significant architects, including Lilian Rice, Gordon B. Kaufmann and Richard Neutra.
Tickets cost $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Proceeds help cover operating costs for the society's missions to preserve local history and educate the public.
Tickets may be purchased at La Flecha House, the society's office and museum at 6036 La Flecha. Checks may be sent to the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society, P.O. Box 1, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. Call 858-756-9291
A morning at BlogPaws conference with Mike Arms, Helen Woodward Animal Center director...
City of Solana Beach, Calif. 25th Anniversary Parade steps off 9 a.m. Saturday, June 4 @ City Hall
PLUS BONUS COVERAGE OF 'THE ACCIDENT' AT THE LAKE...Featuring the Del Dios Bicycle Players.
As fortune - bad - would have it, a bicyclist suffered a fall at the right place with hundreds of EMTs around.
So, as an added busines we bring your photos from 'The Accident' as well.
Last but least, the lake as it stands Monday, May 16, 2011
Not Just Playing Dance but Living Dance at Danceology Performing Arts Campus
From the moment she took her first steps through the day she opened Danceology Niki has been passionate about dance. Taking her first dance class at the age of 3, Niki’s mother and prominent member of Rancho Santa Fe society, Jeanne Lucia, says that “Niki shines when she dances, her energy and vitality is unmistakable.”
Due to this clear passion, Niki fulfilled a lifelong dream in 2003 and opened up Danceology Performing Arts Campus.
“I never thought that opening a dance studio would be like this” Niki says of her adventures as a business owner.
Dancing for the San Diego Charger Girls Dance Team and being chosen as a Pro Bowl Cheerleader gave Niki the courage to turn dance from a serious hobby into a successful business. While she easily excels at constructing the creative elements of the business, the business part of dance is what really keeps her toes tapping.
In the effort to offer a well rounded campus based on creative expression, Niki has ensured Danceology PAC offers the best possible variety and levels of dance classes in San Diego County. Six days a week over 500 registered students file through the doors of Danceology for everything from Jazz and Lyrical to Tap and Ballet. To sit in the studio as the students come in is quite a scene. Tiny tots at the age of 3 enter the main dance room with flouncing tutus and the muffled sound of ballet slippers while high school students in the rooms upstairs tap out a continuous staccato on the polished wooden floors. With 6 classrooms, a full snack bar, dressing facilities and enforced safety protocol Niki has made Danceology a studio to be proud of...
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