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    Costumes, candy and other Halloween happenings in La Jolla
    by EMILY BLACKWOOD
    Oct 24, 2019 | 75882 views | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
     The Birch Aquarium is holding its annual Haunted Aquarium event from Oct. 25-27. COURTESY PHOTO
    The Birch Aquarium is holding its annual Haunted Aquarium event from Oct. 25-27. COURTESY PHOTO
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    When the community streets become lined with pumpkins, and ghosts and ghouls start to hang from the trees in your neighbor’s front lawn  you know it’s Halloween time in La Jolla. Whether you’re taking the kids trick-or-treating or celebrating with a night out on the town, we’ve rounded up all the spooky (and not-so-spooky) Halloween events for you and your family to enjoy.  

    So make friends with the monster under your bed and check out these top Halloween happenings around La Jolla!  

     

    TRICK-OR-TREATING 

    La Jolla Riford Library — The library will celebrate Halloween at 10:30 a.m., Oct. 31, at 7555 Draper Ave. In addition to a story time, treats will be given around the library. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. The event is free to attend. For more information, visit lajollalibrary.org.  

    Downtown La Jolla — Pillage the Village, La Jolla’s spooktacular family trick-or-treating event, will be held from 3-6 p.m., Oct. 31, in downtown La Jolla. Dress in your best costume and find participating merchants and businesses by locating the orange and black balloons at their storefronts (a good starting point is Girard and Prospect). The La Jolla Real Estate Brokers Association will be host a costume-judging contest starting about 4:15 p.m. at 908 Kline St. Dog-O-Ween begins at 3 p.m. at Deckers Dog + Cat, 7928 Ivanhoe Ave. For more information, visit lajollabythesea.com.  

    Westfield UTC — Bring your little goblins and ghouls to Westfield UTC from 5-7 p.m., Oct. 31, at 4545 La Jolla Village Drive. Enjoy a spooky fun night of trick-or-treating with a live DJ, surprise appearances from your favorite characters and more. Participating stores will be marked with a storefront sign. No face masks or painted faces over the age of 12. Costume accessories resembling weapons will not be permitted inside the center. No silly string, blow horns or any form of powdery substance. For more information, visit westfield.com/utc 

     

    HALLOWEEN EVENTS 

    Humans vs. Zombies — The Riford Library will host Humans vs. Zombies at 7 p.m., Oct. 25, at 7555 Draper Ave. The game is a capture-the-flag event recommended for teens in sixth through 12th grades. Snacks will be provided. No registration is required. There is no re-entry. For more information, visit lajollalibrary.org.   

    Haunted Aquarium — The Birch Aquarium’s annual Haunted Aquarium: Sea Monster Bash is back! Held from 6-9 p.m., Oct. 25-27, at 2300 Expedition Way, this event includes close encounters with Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists, unusual underwater creatures, DIY seaweed slime, a costume contest, spooky stories and live music from Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters. Pre-purchased tickets are $20 for aquarium members and $25 for nonmembers. Tickets at the door cost $30. For more information, visit aquarium.ucsd.edu.  

    Halloween Carnival — All ages are invited to attend the La Jolla Halloween Carnival from 1-4 p.m., Oct. 26, at the La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St. Enjoy an afternoon of Halloween-inspired games, bounce house, arts and crafts, and more spook-tactic activities! In the event of rain, activities will be moved indoors. The first costume contest starts at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and early arrival is recommended. For more information, visit sandiego.gov.   

    Pacific Beach AleHouse — Couldn’t make it to the Area 51 raid? No problem! Pacific Beach AleHouse is throwing an Area 51 extraterrestrial-themed Halloween celebration on Saturday, Oct. 26 and Oct. 31. Abduct the first-place prize in their alien-themed costume contest, and show off your out-of-this-world dance moves with DJs spinning from 10 p.m. to close. For more information, visit pbalehouse.com. 

    Halloween Window Painting — Bird Rock Community Council will host a Halloween window-painting event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 27, in the Bird Rock Merchant District. Participants can help paint a local merchant’s window. All supplies will be provided. Meet at the Edward Jones office, 5695 La Jolla Blvd. Pre-register by emailing andrew.ward@edwardjones.com.  

    Halloween Movie — The La Jolla Riford Library will host a special Halloween movie presentation at 3 p.m., Oct. 31, at 7555 Draper Ave. The event will feature the 1944 American dark comedy film “Arsenic and Old Lace.” For more information, visit lajollalibrary.org.   

    Backyard Kitchen & Tap — Cruise your broomstick on over to Backyard for their coven-themed Halloween celebration at 8 p.m., Oct. 31, followed by a costume contest at 9 p.m., including categories for Most Original, Sexiest and Best Group. First-place winner gets a cash prize, so bring your A-game, and be sure to bust out your best Monster Mash on the dance floor with DJs spinning from 8 p.m. to close. For more information, visit backyardpb.com.  

     

    DRINK SPECIALS 

    Waterbar — Villains of America’s Finest City unite this Halloween, at Waterbar’s super villain-themed fête on Oct. 26 and Oct. 31. Fuel your evil with $5 Jaeger Halloween shots and $8 Jaeger hot ginger cocktails on both nights, and unleash your inner villain on the dancefloor with killer moves. For more information, visit waterbarsd.com. 

    Breakfast Republic — Breakfast is witching hour when you head to one of Breakfast Republic’s eight locations for their Witch’s Elixir Mimosa during the month of October. This concoction is infused with a shot of tropical detox antioxidants cradled by brut bubbles, all finished with a raspberry rim. For more information, visit breakfastrepublic.com. 

    Bub’s @ the Beach — ‘Tis the season for caramel apples, so head to Bub’s @ the Beach during October for their Let’s Get (Apple) Sauced mule of the month, featuring Jack Daniels, Apple Pucker, butterscotch schnapps, lime juice, bitters, ginger beer and a caramel apple sucker for good measure. For more information, visit bubspb.com. 

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    San Diego named most beautiful city… again!
    by VICTORIA DAVIS
    Oct 21, 2019 | 34474 views | 2 2 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Beautiful sunset at the Arch at Sunset Cliffs. / Photo by Thomas Melville
    Beautiful sunset at the Arch at Sunset Cliffs. / Photo by Thomas Melville
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    From the best surf town to the best city for coffee fanatics, San Diego has been listed as a favorite more than a dozen times by publications such as Surfer Magazine, Culture Trip, Best Cities, and SmartAsset. In October, San Diego was once again featured in the spotlight during the Flight Network’s The World’s 50 Most Beautiful Cities campaign, ranking at No. 22, ahead of Madrid, Athens, and Jerusalem. “It’s certainly not the first time we’ve gotten recognition from editorial media or travel sites or even public opinion polls,” said Candice Eley, director of communications at San Diego Tourism Authority. “I think it’s pretty clear from anyone who lives here, that’s part of why we live here — the amazing landscapes, how diverse the city is, how you can go from the beach to the desert foothills in the span of an hour.” According to the Tourism Authority, visitors passing through San Diego spend roughly $11.5 billion every year. That amount of cash might make sense since the city also hosts 35.8 million visitors annually. Jam-packed to the brim with seaside taco shops (and trucks), breweries and beaches — not to mention the ample wine country hot-spots and historic towns — San Diego’s daytime and nighttime activities are virtually endless. “Something we also hear a lot from visitors is how clean our city is,” said Eley, who has lived in San Diego since 2004. “For the size of a major U.S. city, it can be really a really surprising thing to visitors how nice the streets and buildings are. I think that, plus how culturally dynamic our city is, helps a lot with our reputation.” The Flight Network, which asked the opinions of more than 1,000 travel writers, travel bloggers and travel agencies from all around the globe, raved about historic Balboa Park, home to “several different museums (as well as the famous San Diego Zoo) and tons of green spaces for biking, walking, or just frolicking around.” Eley says that while San Diego has always been known for its beaches and margaritas, in the last few years it’s starting to be more recognized for its musical performing arts and culinary expertise. “It’s something that’s been long overdue,” she said. But despite being the eighth-largest city in the country, San Diego is a surprisingly cozy, coastal, laid-back, beach-goer paradise with ample fine dining and tourist attractions, from Little Italy to Old Town, to Gaslamp Quarter to La Jolla. “That’s actually part of how we describe San Diego when we’re doing marketing promotions as a travel destination,” said Eley. “We talk about San Diego being a beach-city so it’s a combination of that easy-going, coastal, chill lifestyle vibe that you’d expect from a small-town beach destination, but it’s paired with great nightlife. It’s that combination that makes us special and unique.” Flight Network’s The World’s 50 Most Beautiful Cities 1. Paris 2. New York 3. London 4. Venice 5. Vancouver 6. Barcelona 7. Cape Town 8. San Francisco 9. Sydney 10. Rome 11. Singapore 12. Lisbon 13. Amsterdam 14. Prague 15. Rio de Janeiro 16. Budapest 17. Istanbul 18. Tokyo 19. Vienna 20. Buenos Aires 21. Toronto 22. San Diego 23. Quebec City 24. Hong Kong 25. Chicago 26. Bruges 27. Madrid 28. Havana 29. Dubai 30. Jerusalem 31. Edinburgh 32. Quito 33. Zurich 34. Cusco 35. St. Petersburg 36. Berlin 37. Hanoi 38. Queenstown 39. San Miguel de Allende 40. Seoul 41. Dubrovnik 42. San Sebastian 43. Bangkok 44. Cartagena 45. Dublin 46. Marrakesh 47. Bergen 48. Jaipur 49. Beijing 50. Athens For more information, visit flightnetwork.com/blog/worlds-most-beautiful-cities.
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    Lawyer Seth: He'll either have to go crazy or come after you. In which case he'll still be completely insane.

    Gildred Companies 153554/2017 The New York Supreme Court Takes Diplomatic Bullying to a new low in An out of court intent to harass and criminalize campaign to is covered up by an in-court frivolous disdained lawsuit designed to push Tom Gildred (Emerald Textiles - FMT Consulting Founder) wife's x-lover into a state of mental insanity?

    The lesson here: https://emeraldtextiles.info

    Rancho Santa Fe's Tom Gildred & Wife Carolina Gildred is wrong.



    ---------- Original Message ----------

    From: TECHNIQUE BALANCE

    To:

    Date: October 19, 2019 at 10:26 PM

    Subject: Rancho Santa Fe's Tom Gildred & Wife Carolina Gildred is wrong.

    Just stop for a while and think.

    (This email is sent to the attention of executives William H. McWethy, Timothy Busch, Jennifer M. Fall Jung & others such as Cary Mack, Jaye Park, Primier Inc. Craig McKasson, Bob Scharaga).

    How can a man or a friend construe an harassment campaign sufficient to destroy another man 3,000 miles away?

    A harassment campaign so much that if that man were to leave his jurisdiction in which the harassment is carried out, or travel into another state or travel to San Diego? Then Tom Gildred will then call an order to utterly wipe that man from existence and expect not to be held accountable for doing so.

    Michael Foster is a vibrant young entrepreneur - One who's honest. He Had been consistent on a progressive growth until Thompson Gildred and Wife Carolina Gildred sort it was too much of a public admission to accept a few months of extra-marital affair between wife Carolina Gildred and the young man Foster was too much a pill for Tom Gildred to swallow and just, LET - IT - Go!

    Michael was taken for a ride by Tom's wife Carolina who seduced him with gifts, a 3-4 of 1st class airfare round trips, some luxury hotels stays in San Diego and Yes a fund time making Love to each other all under the guise of dance. When the Shit hit the fan (Michael was not nearly the love maniac wife Carolina Hope he's turned out to be) She carefully turned on him and Thompson Gildred was only too happy to cater for her every Need

    What first turned out to be a joke in an effort to test Michael's resistance instead lead into and embarrassing moment for Tom's wife Carolina Gildred and worse Tom Gildred.

    Thompson and wife Carolina Gildred suddenly realized it was too difficult to recant the detail of their personal matrimonial issues - some of which Thompson Gildred himself found out by the various emotional tantrums expressed by Michael Foster in a number of Video Messages (off all Places) made available on YouTube.

    Instead of constructing a sit down with Michael Foster Thompson and WIfe began a plan with their attorney, which lead to another plan with their present attorney Seth A. Rafkin, which lead the Gildred San Diego Couple to introduce continually multiple layers of carefully calculated mental character accounts in hopes to paint a picture of Michael Foster as a Complete Mad Man. Fast-Forward 3.5 years and this is where They are Today.

    Michael Foster have spent 90% of his adult life developing his 3-Fold career of entrepreneurial skills as a Social iCon, a skillful Technician and a Profound IA (Intellectual Artist) Specialist. In his inventions he have created a number of US-Trademarks i.e "IA" is another term for Modern Art Meets Technology. Michael's artistic designs in IA derives from his digital interpretation (Translation for a better word) of Form and Expressions in the Physical Human Anatomy. Which is the transformations of the basic dynamics (Syncopation) of Technique & Balance found in various types of Dancing Styles.

    The results are various extremes of "Body Languages" (Michael says; "Its not just muscle memory - It is a life form of interpretations which can speak louder than voices").

    This all came to a stand-still because of an affair and Tom Gildred's fear that too many of his business associates will see him as a complete looser if he'd allow a man into his house invited by his wife and could not determine she could (merely) had been cheating on him.

    Instead:

    Tom Gildred convinced himself, that he had the apparatus in place to get away with the ultimate destruction of a man for the sole purpose; (His court documents says) "Michael convince wife Carolina Gildred to fly him out to CA to teach herself and a group of friends how to tango". But the only fact according to some text messages between wife and foster is at best: Michael's mistake was to be a better lover than husband Tom Gildred or so Michael must have thought. Nonetheless! This was "3' years ago.

    The question is,

    Do you? Will you allow Tom Gildred to get away with this? and if you do? How do you account for yourselves, as a friend of Tom, a business associates, an employee, a staff of Tom's Company. What could you say to your children or the colleagues at FMT Consultant, business and associates over a round of golf? NOTHING? That its merely a concern? Will you become numb? Will you say nothing because its all because of business connections?

    That it doesn't matter so long as it doesn't directly affect the benefits of doing business between you and Tom Gildred?

    What matters to you is only a profitable relationship - how one hand scratches the backs of another in business networking is all that counts?

    Will you draw reference to So much as a vein of Integrity? Will you say after 3.5 years of nonsense its a cause for pause?

    Would you agree that its OK for Tom Gildred, an obtuse Lawyer and wife Carolina Gildred to travel to NYC and on 2 separate days make themselves conveniently available for a physical confrontation with Michael Foster in the streets of NYC?( How Big a city is New York that any San Diegan let alone himself his wife and an attorney could land themselves proactively on the same streets of a Lunatic from New York so much as they did not fear but instead had their attorney Seth Rafkin swapped out a camera and video take an another preemptive incident in hopes of a physical altercation?).

    Among many things and at many times in many, many ways Michael have again apologize for the affair between Mrs Gildred and himself, but the spilling over of Tom Gildred's Adult Mental Affluenzas (Which Michael is not a psychiatrist but..)aren't it an issue nearly holding closeness to most of yourselves, ourselves and our neighboring friends, business associates or golf club buddies and families that something is grossly wrong here and if allowed to be continued could and possible might be too late to consult with our friend Tom Gildred?

    Maybe it could be ok for Tom Gildred to murder anyone in public also?

    We are all accountable and we cannot continue act as if it is not a fundamental concern.

    The truth is...

    Michael Foster NEVER at any time sort to deserve Tom Gildred and his wife Carolina Gildred's lengthy attacks upon his character, his personality and his everyday life was attacked and disrupted for no fault of his 3,000 miles away in New York City. http://www.emeraldtextiles.info

    To this day Michael Foster have not used an expletive to describe his grieve (Instead) he simply continues to apologize for and behalf of Tom Gildred and wife Carolina Gildred.

    Can we encourage Tom and Wife to take some responsibility finally? Isn't there more of especially a true and genuine friend to Tom Gildred's Wife Carolina Gildred there is to see in Michael Foster? Even attorney Seth Alan Rafkin could not respond to the senior administrative Judge of The New York Supreme Court in a hearing on September 18Th 2019 of "WHAT DO YOU WANT?" and "CAN YOU STATE WHAT SPECIFICALLY IS THERE IN A WEBSITE THAT IS DEFAMATION TO YOUR CLIENT?".

    "3" years ago was JUST that a time when any woman (Let alone) the wife of Tom Gildred needed a friend and however unfortunate A Passionate Lover - it could have been a tennis coach, a business associate, a pool-man or a landscaper. But it was with a friend of whom she's known for 15 years.

    Tom's vindictive harassment campaigns includes Michael Foster's character defamation (Paid for News Post Mass Publications in NY & CA). Launch campaigns through connections know to his wife and Michael Foster, (Tom) launched campaigns of Paid For Hire Informants (personal, social & business) to become associates of Michael with deceitful intent, (Tom) & (Wife) use both their own NYC friends and those easily persuaded friends of Michael Foster to influence stress in social, domestic, personal, health and business dealings associated with Michael's everyday life. Tom used (wife) to extract details from personal emails, text messages and phone conversations in which to acquire Michael's personal information, contacts and even access to Michael's Social Security number and records. Tom Gildred tried to extort Michael's intellectual property by threatening web hosting companies (to shut his server down) and google.com (for publishing videos of himself and wife).

    Michael is a young entrepreneur and artists who have suffered overwhelmingly throughout the last 3.5 years because of Tom Gildred's selfish ego and for telling TOM that he's a fraud of an entrepreneur.

    Tom Gildred and Wife Carolina Gildred is wrong.

    Tom Gildred's hopes of an inept matrimonial conclusion at the expense of our ignorance is too much to accept or just sit by and pretend it does not concern anyone because it does.

    The common fact still remains: (Michael Foster - Carolina Gildred) They's both had Sex and That is a fact too much of a pill to swallow (Though Deserving) of Mr. Tom Gildred.

    Instead: Tom Gildred? He's willing to dramatized an exponential Lawsuit 3,000 miles away which he concocted preemptively as a form of defamation against his wife for lying about SEX and his insidious accusations of Michael Foster's intent was an attempt to extort monies from Tom Gildred and his wife is the most disgusting excuse for a man who is bent on living a lie. As a friend or family or business associate you have the civic right not to join with Tom Gildred in his fictitious claims against an innocent, honest young man from New York City.

    "Money maybe no object" so long as it depletes the truth for Tom Gildred and (her words) Trophy wife Carolina Gildred. But friendship, Family and integrity is. (We can and We Will make a difference - because money and the networking of Tom Gildred for profit is not everything).

    Or? Is that a fact? The irony is, are you in support of Tom Gildred? In a case of wickedness and drama 3,000 miles away? Because you can agree if that's Tom Gildred and his wife Carolina Gildred's fascists then so let it be? Then its their drama? Then you too have been used to as a part of the troops of innocuous relativity on Tom Gildred and Wife Carolina Gildred's side.

    Why? Because Tom Gildred is the only one he wants you, and me and the world not to hold accountable - The shame have nothing to do with Tom Gildred's wife. It is all Tom Gildred and that is the reason why Tom Gildred's Lawsuit only mentions Tom Gildred as a witness. Tom Gildred's Lawsuit asserts his wife Carolina Gildred as an "Individual". Tom Gildred's exit strategy is simply as "Push will come to Shiv" That to him? Wife Carolina Gildred only needs to admit in all eventuality that She is basically insane and suffers from whatever relative mental insanity description Tom Gildred, Tom Gildred's Wife Carolina Gildred and their PAID FOR Hire business associate San Diego Psychiatrists Determines as a rightful mental Diagnostic - and So everyone lives happily ever after.

    Tom Gildred's (So Said) Wife Carolina Gildred's Attorney in the most recent New York City Supreme Court Appearance (Where Tom, his wife and Attorney Seth Alan Rafkin appeared)., held on September, 18 2019 stated before her honorable Judge Kaplan (Chan) that If you are a friend to Tom Gildred, I encourage you to tell him to STOP His NONSENSE and get on with his life.

    The transcript of Gildred v Foster can be found at any of the websites Tom Gildred claims to have been launch to defame his and his wife's character.

    What does Michael Foster Wants? Michael Foster Wants Mr. Tom Gildred of Rancho Santa Fe to understand 1st that he's sorry for his matrimonial grief. 2nd for the waste of Money he's spend on lawyers, pay-per writers and many the Michael's friends in NYC who'd used Tom's defamation rhetoric to harass Foster during during Tom Gildred's harassment campaign and for the money Tom Gildred needs to pay for the lengthy harassment campaign. Then Michael Foster would like to forget about Tom Gildred and wife Carolina Gildred for a long time.

    Michael's cost expenses includes:

    1. Legal Cost that equates ($750 per hr) to learning enough law to represent himself against Seth A. rafkin Esq.

    2. Work Load Time multiplied by 2 for lost of income (7 hours Daily $125 per hr) for the last 42 months.

    3. Cost of Medical Supplies that equates per day $13 each day for the last 42 months

    4. Punitive damages which equates to medical conditions that would have otherwise become less expensive (multiplied by market value) Dental $47,000.00 Medical includes mental and 2 operations $36,000.00 personal (condoms for hibernation) $1,800.00 each year and personal (Gentlemen's Club for Hibernation) $69,000.00 each year.

    5. Breach of Contract (Carolina idea of DWM.Foundation, DanceWithMe.org and DWM.Dance) a design for kids as her son Bryant with specialty need $33.00 per month includes email server management and breach of contract preemptive abstract to Tom Gildred's trademarking his name and other derivatives arousing to Tom Gildred's benefit on the whims of a frivolous Lawsuit 25% of all profits gains by any business associated or licensee under the name of Tom Gildred as an Executive, Consultant, Accountant, Board Member or active Partner. Tom Gildred means Carolina Gildred of which represents 50% of asset license under Tom Gildred of which an additional 10% must be paid for breach of Contract in the interim of lost of time and proprietary interest in each of the above named/names businesses.

    6. Breach of Contract (Constitution of Fraud and Theft of Intellectual Property) cause access to Michael's servers because of passwords given to Carolina Gildred. Lost of GyroPizza.com & GetFesco,com both business network websites valued $3,300.00 per year for a combined 35 years and counting.

    7. Miscellaneous {NYPD - Bills and bills associated with 911 emergency calls New York) undisclosed.

    8. Other punitive Damages (Domestic) Lost of Rent Control Apartment due to Tom Gildred's Litigation and defamation possible pay per reports San Diego Reader and via Daily News and NEWYORKPOST April/17/2016 of which Michael's Landlord made copies and stocked on the building's elevator doors and inside of the elevator 1.2 Million Dollars.

    9.Other punitive Damages: (personal) Fear, anxiety and reluctance to walk the streets at night because of an attack which included an attempt to fatally inflict damages by an attempt to bash & Crush the back of Michael Foster's head with a Metal and Glass Object suddenly from behind after a stalking Michael outside his apartment for 45 minutes.

    10. A letter to certify that Mr. Tom Gildred and Wife Carolina Gildred will do public service to individuals in distress who have suffered from unresolved criminal acts of physical harm that have resulted in their physical lost of normal functionality in their physical anatomy. That this service would include 10 hours of service per month or the cost value that equates to Tom and Wife Carolina Gildred's Time donated to the specific Charity consistent with these services - let alone The Gildred Couple must adapt to the expediting of these services.

    Michael Foster

    President & CEO

    Foster's Economical Services Co. Inc.,

    d/b/a's Metro Commute Security International Webs: www.FostersNet.com | www.ReUnitedWeb.com | www.MetroCommuteSecurity.com | webs: www.ManhattanEpages.com | www.FamousNewYorker.com | www.NYRestel.com

    Phones: 212-757-5626 cell: 917-720-7292/7192

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    Whaley House – where ghosts continue to be seen and heard in Old Town
    by JILL DIAMOND
    Oct 20, 2019 | 15382 views | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    The Whaley House circa the 1870s. / Photo courtesy of Save Our Heritage Organisation
    The Whaley House circa the 1870s. / Photo courtesy of Save Our Heritage Organisation
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    The Whaley House Museum at 2476 San Diego Ave. in Old Town. / Photo by Sandé Lollis
    The Whaley House Museum at 2476 San Diego Ave. in Old Town. / Photo by Sandé Lollis
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    Anna, Annie, Frank, and Thomas Whaley. / Photo courtesy of Save Our Heritage Organisation
    Anna, Annie, Frank, and Thomas Whaley. / Photo courtesy of Save Our Heritage Organisation
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    While some legends fade away, others continue to stay fresh in people's minds and become even more popular over time. Take the two-story Whaley House Museum in Old Town. The house, which was constructed in 1857 and is a historical landmark, is where numerous ghost sightings have been reported for decades. A brick monument to early San Diego, the home was built by Thomas Whaley, who was a pioneer and prominent citizen, once serving as president of the board of trustees and earning the nickname “Mayor Whaley.” Whaley was additionally a merchant and real estate agent and the house was designed by him and constructed of bricks made in his own brickyard. According to Dean Glass, Whaley House Museum historian: “In its day, the house was a hub of social activity, with its brick construction, fireplaces, and large rooms being very attractive to 19th-century San Diegans accustomed to small adobe houses. It served as the first commercial theater in San Diego; San Diego’s second county courthouse and seat of justice; and Thomas Whaley’s general store, all of which have been returned to the museum for visitors to see today.” In addition to serving as historian, Glass is a member of the museum’s curatorial team, as well as the administrative manager for Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO), which operates the museum on behalf of its owner the County of San Diego. “I have worked at Whaley House for just over 15 years. I have been a fan of the museum since first touring as part of a fourth-grade field trip in 1975,” Glass said. SOHO’s executive director Bruce Coons is the director of the Whaley House and has been since 2000. As one of the oldest brick houses in Southern California and San Diego’s finest example of a mid-1800s brick mansion, it has been designated California Historical Landmark No. 65, Glass said. SCARY SIGHTINGS As for all those unusual sightings, well, Glass said: “The house’s haunted reputation dates back to the 19th century, mainly stemming from the fact that it stands on San Diego’s former execution grounds, and its fame is worldwide thanks to countless books and TV shows that report on it. Reports of hauntings continue to this day, and visitors continue to tour the museum in hopes of spotting something supernatural. Our hope is that visitors also learn about the history of San Diego in the 1800s, the Whaley family, and the house itself.” When asked if he has personally witnessed any ghosts himself, Glass says he has, and more than once. “I saw a full apparition of a man I believe was Thomas Whaley (though in his 20s), standing on the upstairs landing as I walked up the stairs one morning. He looked at me as if he was curious as to who I was and why I was in his house, then disappeared. He was all shades of gray, no color to him; I’ve seen a few other fleeting figures that are all gray also, but none as distinct as Mr. Whaley,” he recalled. “On one occasion, I witnessed the chandelier in the courtroom swinging back and forth for no apparent reason. I have also on many occasions heard footsteps walking across the upstairs floor when no one is there; these sounds are always preceded by a loud crashing sound, like a sonic boom. I once heard a man clear his throat loudly as if to let me know I wasn’t alone when I was alone in the museum.” And with Halloween just around the corner, many like to visit the Whaley House Museum in hopes of possibly seeing a ghost or two, he said. “While October/Halloween is a fun time of year to tour the Whaley House, and we dress the museum in traditional Victorian mourning complete with casket in the parlor and our focus is more on the ghostly legends of the house, the hauntings seem to happen throughout the year, both morning and night. Sometimes these occur when one is alone and other times whole groups have witnessed strange goings-on,” he said. If you’re wondering why someone would want to visit the famous home/now museum, there are a few reasons, he said. “It has been said that the Whaley House contains more history within its walls than any other building in the city, and I believe that is likely true. So, anyone interested in history or heritage tourism will find the museum a fascinating look at 19th-century San Diego,” he said. “The museum is furnished with period furnishings and artifacts, many of which belonged to the Whaley family. Also, people who are interested in the paranormal or fans of any of the many television shows that have filmed here will want to see it in person. While no one can guarantee a ghost will materialize at any time, there is always the chance of an encounter. The Whaley House offers both history and mystery to its visitors.” FACT OR FICTION While the story of the Whaley House is a fascinating one, some of the most famous legends surrounding it simply are not true, Glass added. One of these involves the little Washburn girl who was supposedly killed in the backyard when she ran into a low-hanging clothesline — never happened. Nor was anyone hanged from the pepper trees in the side yard; these trees were planted by the Whaleys long after anyone was hanged on the property, and the hangings occurred on gallows that stood beneath the footprint of the house, Glass said. “Also, daughter Violet Whaley’s husband George, while far from a perfect gentleman, was not quite the cad he is made out to be and did not abandon Violet on their honeymoon as has been reported,” he said. For Halloween, Glass said there will be extended nighttime hours the last week of October and will stay open until midnight on Oct. 25, 26 and 31. “The house will be dressed in Victorian mourning as if someone has died. We also light the house using historic oil lamps to give it an authentic, and extra creepy, atmosphere,” he said. POPULAR MUSEUM A private home for decades, the Whaley House opened as a historic house museum in May of 1960 and has been operated by SOHO since 2000. Since then, SOHO has been in the process of restoring the house to its appearance of the focus period of 1868-72, when the general store, courtroom, and theater were present. The restoration is on-going, and SOHO is currently working on restoring the guest-chamber with period design carpet and wallpaper, according to Glass. Thomas Whaley and his immediate family might be gone, but there is some family still living. “Yes, and we are in touch with a few of them,” Glass said. “They do not seem to like the attention of being associated with the Whaley House, so we like to let them have their privacy. “The Whaleys’ great-great-grandson donated a collection of furniture, artifacts, journals, letters, and photographs of the Whaley family to us several years ago. Many of the furnishings have been returned to the museum; photos, letters, and journals were very helpful in compiling our book ‘The History & Mystery of the Whaley House,’” Glass said. WHALEY HOUSE MUSEUM Where: 2476 San Diego Ave. Tours: Arrive at least 30 minutes before closing to allow enough time to tour the house. All tours are self-guided, but docents are always available to answer questions and provide additional information. No advance reservations are necessary for groups of less than 12. Info: whaleyhouse.org, 619-297-7511.
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    Dogs dress to the nines for San Diego Humane Society’s 33rd annual Fur Ball Gala
    by DIANA CAVAGNARO
    Oct 18, 2019 | 7915 views | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Many of the dogs that attended the 33rd annual Fur Ball Gala donned tuxedos and other glamorous attire.
    Many of the dogs that attended the 33rd annual Fur Ball Gala donned tuxedos and other glamorous attire.
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    Someone let the dogs out at the 33rd annual Fur Ball Gala on Oct. 5, which was presented by the San Diego Humane Society (SDHS). This dog-friendly fundraiser was held at the SDHS with more than 600 attendees and 300 furry companions arriving on the red carpet. The pooches were dressed to the nines for this fun event. Many of the dogs wore tuxedos or glamorous dresses. Other furry critters opted for Hawaiian shirts, designer collars, and stylish garlands. The evening began with a delightful cocktail hour for all to mix and mingle with their canine friends. Everyone had fun having all-too-cute photos taken with their dogs to take home as a souvenir.

    When it was time to adjourn to the tables, everyone laid their dogs on blankets next to their chairs as they dined. Special treats were provided for the canine friends. Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille prepared a special dinner featuring Beyond Meat. This year, they opted to have a vegetarian meal for everyone. It was truly a culinary delight.

    President Gary Weitzman greeted the crowd. The honoree of the 33rd annual Fur Ball was Senate President Pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins for her dedication and loyalty to the SDHS. Also in the crowd was California state Assembly member Todd Gloria (78th District). Sheena Parveen, a meteorologist for NBC 7 San Diego, was the mistress of ceremonies. As the guests dined, they had an incredible live auction with one giveaway item offering a night in Las Vegas, two fountain-view rooms at the Bellagio with a private jet and limo for four. The evening finished with dancing by Haute Chile Productions. They played Latin music and it was a perfect touch to an amazing evening.

    Proceeds from the evening will help the humane society, which has been in San Diego County since 1880. It offers a variety of programs such as providing medical care, prevention of animal cruelty and neglect, and education for the community. SDHS cared for nearly 46,000 homeless pets and wildlife this past year and keep healthy and treatable animals from being euthanized. It has campuses in Escondido, Oceanside and San Diego. For more information, visit sdhumane.org.


    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, Oct. 19 — Many Shades of Pink Fashion Show at 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive. Join for an evening of fashion and jazz. For tickets, call 228-424-0875

    Saturday, Oct. 19 — “Stories in Cloth” opening night from 5-7 p.m. at Visions Art Museum 2825 Dewey Road.A steampunk-themed solo show of wearable art, sculpture and assemblage by Marty Ornish. The exhibit runs until Jan. 5, 2020. Admission is free. 

    Thursday, Nov. 7 — Zandra Rhodes Fashion Show at11:30 a.m. at the Westgate Hotel 1055 Second Ave. There will be a Champagne reception, a three-course luncheon and a fashion show of the Golden HourCollection to celebrate Rhodes’ 50 years in the industry. Contact the Westgate for information.

    Diana Cavagnaro is an internationally renowned couture milliner based in the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Learn more about our hat designer, teacher and blogger at DianaCavagnaro.com.

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    San Diego’s Challenged Athletes Foundation to host 26th annual triathlon challenge
    by LUCIA VITI
    Oct 16, 2019 | 8263 views | 5 5 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    San Diego’s Challenged Athletes Foundation will host its 26th annual San Diego Triathlon Challenge at La Jolla’s scenic cove. COURTESY PHOTO
    San Diego’s Challenged Athletes Foundation will host its 26th annual San Diego Triathlon Challenge at La Jolla’s scenic cove. COURTESY PHOTO
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    San Diego’s Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) will host its year’s biggest weekend featuring its crown jewel event, the 26th annual Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge, from Oct. 18-20, at La Jolla’s scenic cove.

    Jam-packed with weekend events for every family member, a star-studded lineup of para-athletic, professional and athletic legends, and celebrities will join more than 5,000 spectators and volunteers in raising funds to empower individuals with physical challenges to succeed in sports.

    The triathlon challenge, noted as the “best day in Tri,” will showcase 200 physically challenged athletes competing with 600 able-bodied athletes through a 1-mile ocean swim, a 44-mile bike ride, and a 10-mile run.

    “The weekend, which has transcended far beyond our triathlon, celebrates how the power of sports transforms lives, builds community and changes perceptions of what people with permanent physical disabilities can accomplish,” said Virginia Tinley, CAF’s chief executive director. “Funds support CAF’s mission to provide opportunities and support to those with physical challenges so they can pursue active lifestyles through fitness and competitive athletics.

    “We, CAF, believe that involvement in sports increases self-esteem, encourages independence, and enhances one’s quality of life, and the San Diego Triathlon Challenge is every athlete’s chance to prove it,” she continued.

    The weekend’s nonstop sporting events and entertainment starts with a Friday meet-and-greet celebration including CAF’s Celebration of Abilities Awards Dinner with awards presented to “CAF athletes and supporters who have demonstrated extraordinary amounts of strength, resilience, and commitment.”

    Friday and Saturday events will include adaptive sports clinics the likes of open water swims, running and mobility clinics and wheelchair sports training.

    Sunday’s triathlon will kick off with the national anthem sung by Samuel Nehemiah. All-day events include San Diego’s YMCA Tour de Cove stationary cycle-thon “Rocket Into Orbit.” More than 100 stationary cycle bikes will line the cove’s great lawn with YMCA instructors leading a 4 1/2-hour stationary bike tour.

    Challenged athletes, “each with an incredible story to tell,” will also share the stage with instructors and cyclists in this “sweat-drenching workout.”

    “Through the YMCA of San Diego County partnership – YMCA has provided over 1,000 memberships to San Diego’s CAF grant recipients to pursue their fitness goals – we’ve made a positive difference in the lives of challenged athletes,” said Tinley. “The membership grant program has helped San Diego’s physically challenged population get active for the first time along with those who wished to increase their fitness and athletic levels.

    “The athletes love the facilities and resources, but more importantly, they feel welcomed and cared for by the staff,” said Baron Herdelin-Doherty, president and CEO of the YMCA of San Diego County. “Belonging to the Y means these athletes have a safe and encouraging environment. We are proud to partner with CAF and admire the elite athletes.”

    “The Tour de Cove is the perfect celebration of our long-standing partnership,” continued Tinley.

    Katie B Happyy will lead Kaiser Permanente’s Thrive Yoga by the Sea, a 90-minute outdoor yoga class that takes place on the La Jolla coastline.

    “Take this opportunity to find your Zen, inspire a new audience to thrive, and connect with CAF,” said Tinley.

    New for 2019, CAF will introduce the American Ninja Warrior Challenge, where athletes of all abilities can put their ninja skills to the test.”

    Sunday’s all-day events also include the Philadelphia Insurance Challenged Athlete Kids Run, the CAF store, a silent auction, a family fun zone and a Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon.

    Since 1994, CAF has raised more than $112 million to support 26,000 physically challenged athletes worldwide. Another 60,000 individuals are impacted every year through CAF’s outreach programs.

    Dedicated to awarding physically challenged athletes a level of respect equal to able-bodied athletes, CAF impacts millions living with physical challenges by providing access to adaptive sports equipment, training, and programming – including mentorship and competition and travel expenses.

    “We emphasize community and mentorship so individuals with physical challenges can connect and learn from one another,” said Tinley.

    CAF supports “athletes at every level and ability” including those dealing with spinal cord injuries, limb loss, cerebral palsy as well as cancer survivors and the visually impaired. Twenty-nine percent of grants fund athletes under 18 years of age.

    “We strive to reach challenged athletes at a young age to ensure they have access to a full, active life,” said Tinley.

    Sponsors of the weekend’s events include: Aspen Medical Products, Össur, Nike, Converse, YMCA of San Diego County, XTERRA Wetsuits, Ashworth Awards, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Lusardi Construction, VitalFitSR, LAZ Parking, Kaiser Permanente, Accenture, Sycuan Resort Casino, Toyota, Union Bank, Headsweats, Life Time Fitness, Zappos Adaptive, Watkins Wellness, Smoothie King, Wells Fargo Advisors and performance nutrition partners CLIF Bar and GU.

    For more information, visit challengedathletes.org/weekend.

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