Another View of CA5 Vigil in SFO 9/14

Cameron Remmer Vigil with CA Missing 5 in SFO 9/14

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum Fall Family Festival 10/6


Escondido’s Children’s Museum Fall Festival


The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum will be holding its Fall Family Festival on Sunday, Oct. 6, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 49 families are invited out for a day at the museum featuring live music by Hullabaloo, food, games, activities, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, and more! Admission is $10 for non-Museum members, $5 for members and FREE for kids 12 and under as part of Kids Free October!    The Museum is in Escondido at 320 North Broadway. The cost to attend is $10 for non-museum members $5. for members and children under 12 are free.

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum’s annual Fall Family Festival is a fundraiser that raises critical dollars to maintain and expand the Museum’s exhibits and programs focusing on science, arts, and world cultures for children, families, and school groups.

For further details on the Fall Family Festival or San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, visit:

Kids 12 and under are free

SDCDM was founded as a non-profit organization in 2001 as Escondido Children’s Museum, with the focus of learning through play and inspiring children from newborn to age 10 to learn about our world through exploration, imagination and experimentation. Admission costs at the new location is $6 per person, $3 for military and disabled, and free for children 12 months and younger. Memberships, group discounts, birthday parties, and camps are available. San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is affiliated with the Association of Children’s Museums.


SFO Vigil CA. 5 Missing Men 9/14 2pm Golden Gate Music Concourse

Vigil for MissingCA5 will be held Saturday, September 14th at 2pm at the Music Concourse in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.


Golden Gate Park Music Concourse 9/14/13 Vigil 2pm CAMissing5

Who are the five men who all went missing from San Francisco from 2010 to 2013? They are our sons and they are Jackson Alexander missing 5/15/2010; Cameron William Remmer (my son) missing since 5/6/2011; Crishtian Hughes missing 2/6/2013; Sean Sidi missing 5/21/13; Shawn Dickerson missing since 12/2/2011. NONE of these men have been found.

In talking with one of the mother’s I was told that the talk was Cameron Remmer had been found. The San Francisco Chronicle ran and article in October 2011 that Cam had been found but it was not Cameron. Also I heard that Cam just chose to leave. We do not know what happened to Cameron but he was last seen at The Fairmont Hotel and the security staff asked him to leave and Cameron did not take property worth approx. $63K and all of his clothing. He never returned and the last phone call made from his phone around midnight was that he had found a place to stay. He told an associate at dinner that night of the sixth that Cam was flying home the next day on Oct. 7th. I need your support to spread the word that all these men are missing and if you can attend the vigil next weekend please wear a yellow shirt in support. Some one somewhere knows what happened to these young men.

All of their mothers and myself will be at the vigil and desperately need your help. At this time no bodies have been recovered so we have to continue to find these men who are so missed.

Here is a bill board that is currently up in San Francisco. My son is second from the left.


Celebrate Father’s Day Italitan Style-Mia Francesca

Mia Francesca

Celebrate Father’s Day in Italian style at family friendly Mia Francesca

All dads receive a free chef’s choice appetizer for dinner on Sunday, June 16


(SAN DIEGO, CA) June 2013 – Mia Francesca, located at Del Mar Highlands Town Center, is celebrating Father’s Day with a special a la carte menu of Italian favorites.  All dads dining at the restaurant on Father’s Day will also receive a complimentary appetizer created by Chef Woody Benetiz.


Served from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Mia Francesca’s Father’s Day Dinner will feature:


  • Crostini con Gamberi ($10.99): Garlic toast with marinated tomato, arugula, and shrimp;
  • Insalata con Uovo di Quaglia ($7.99): Watercress, endive, pancetta, hard boiled quail egg, and white balsamic vinaigrette;
  • Cavatelli al Sugo di Funghi y Manzo ($18.99): Homemade cavatelli with porcini mushrooms, braised beef, onions, carrots, garlic, and truffle oil in a natural au jus;
  • Filetto con Linguini Arogosta ($36.99): 8 oz. filet mignon topped with pancetta, cipollini onions, and a red wine reduction, served with linguini tossed with lobster, peas, tomatoes, and a garlic white wine; and
  • Torta Formaggi ($7.99): Upside down cheesecake, Oreo cookie crumbs, raspberry coulis and fresh berries.


Mia Francesca offers famous rustic, Italian cuisine, created by acclaimed restaurateur Scott Harris, friendly service and fair prices.  The restaurant features a large open patio, indoor trattoria style dining, and a 50 person private dining room. Chef Woody Benitez leads the kitchen, providing Francesca’s classic fare of zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio. Mia Francesca is located at 12955 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130 in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center and the telephone number is (858) 519-5055.  Connect with Mia Francesca on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit

Breaking in Grandparents-Babysitting Twins

The 2 year old twins.

Having lots of grand-children and lots of  overnights and babysitting I think for the first time I was a bit worried about watching my two twin grand-daughters for an over night. First of all they are fraternal twins and to me they look identical especially from the back.

Many of my neighbors are having their first and maybe second grand child. They are exhausted when the baby goes home and wonder how I manage to watch five at a time and still be able to walk. I too was doubting my ability to keep a handle on the two of them for the first time. I have watched the twins before at their house but this was the first time at our house. Read More…

Downsizing-Senior Citizen’s on the Move/Oklahoma Shock

My Grandparents

Aside from conversations about our latest health issues I have spoken to so many Grandparents that are now realizing that our children don’t want our “stuff”.  You have or will one day have to help your parents (mine are now passed) to go from a home full of wonderful collections and furniture and approx. 3000 sq. ft. to a 600 sq. ft. room. Trust me it is no picnik. Read More…

Leo Carrillo’s Rancho in Carlsbad-Free

A Peacock on one of many buildings at Carlsbad’s Leo Carrillo Ranch Park.

One of Carlsbad’s hidden treasures is the Leo Carrillo (Pancho from the TV Show Cisco Kid) established a ranch in the hills of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon. The park is free and open to the public every day but Mondays. Read More…

One week in the lives of kids–Grand kids

Talent Show

I have 9 Grand-children and so far they are all involved in something. The link above is my Grandaughter’s talent show last week. She was awesome. Note she has only been playing the guitar for about 4 months. Read More…

April 27th-10th Annual Eat Your Art Out


A FUNdraiser celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Proceeds will benefit SAF’s arts education program at Kimbrough Elementary School, in collaboration with and Young Audiences, as well as ongoing programs of SDVAN.

Eat Your Art Out performance event beginning with a VIP patron 5course sit down dinner/wine party of delectable delights at artist designed tables for ten. Doors will then open for postdining guests and the Blanks to Beauty Bash. Delicious desserts, silent art auction and sales at a foodrelated art boutique, magical surprises and live music by Ruby and the Redhots with dancing will make a celebrated evening for all!

When: Saturday April 27, 2013 6:309 p.m. VIP Eat Your Art Out

5 course dinner/wine with artists, Centerpiece Silent Auction, art/food boutique, $125 per person/$600 for table of 6 plus artists. Dress: You are encouraged to match the theme of your table with artful attire. This part of the event is SOLD OUT but we are accepting names for the waiting list: contact 760.943.0148

9 p.m.12:00 Blanks to Beauty Bash with 10″Square Canvases in a Silent Art Auction @ 10pm, delicious desserts, live music, art/food boutique, $15 per person in advance, $20 CASH only at door. CASH only bar. B2B Bash  858.472.8401.

Where: Feeding America San Diego 9455 Waples Suite 135, San Diego, CA 92121 -From the 805 take the Mira Mesa exit going east, turn right on Huennekens St, turn right on Waples St., at the end of the cul de sac, turn left and go past the second building and turn right. From 15 take the Mira Mesa exist going west and turn left on Huennekens St and proceed as before. Parking is easily available. Wear appropriate clothes in case of a cool April evening as the building is not heated.

San Diego Synergy Arts Network 760.943.0148 2487 Montgomery Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007 Public Charity 501 (c) 3 EIN #20.

Light sculptures by William Leslie, Poetry Performance by Ted Washington, Bar construction by Elon Ebanks, Food themed Boutique curated by Vicky deLong and Desserts curated by Kitty Morse.

The fundraiser will benefit : Synergy Art Foundation supports and nurtures artists in crisis, provides viable opportunities for local artists, and pioneers programs in arts education, arts for healing, community arts, and specific international and national art projects. San Diego Visual Arts Network is a database of information produced to improve the clarity, accuracy and sophistication of discourse about San Diego’s artistic and cultural life while facilitating countless opportunities for inspiration and collaboration. Feeding America San Diego is committed to getting food assistance to those who need it most, alleviating hunger using every possible channel, and informing the public on the problem of hunger in our communities.

List of Table Themes and Artists:

Zen of CuisineRosemary KimBal/Portia La Touche

Pizzazz des ChaussuresIrene de Watteville/Valentine Viannay/Kitty Morse

Paws and Claws for CauseNaimeh Tahna/ Lilly Pourat

Love and Life in the Italian RenaissanceCherly Tall/Marilyn Mitchell/Bruce Tall/John Mitchell

Swept AwayMichelle Kurtis Cole /Deanne Sabeck/Kathleen Mitchell

Art is a State of Mind: Location, Location, LocationRobin Sanford Roberts/Talal Albagdadi/Nikki Moore/ Bob Czarnowski

Artists in WonderlandKathryn Schmiedebreg/Anita Edman /Hallie Schmiedeberg/Carol Beth Rodriguez

Black, White & Red All Over: a mystery of art powers, gossip and crime-Patricia Frischer/Ralyn Wolfstein/Becky Guttin/Keikichi Honna /Fritzie Urquhart

Secrets and Lies: the Delicious TruthLauren Carrera/April Hernandez

Metamorphosis: Inviting you to ponder the effects of change, the complex needs and interactions that create it and the far reaching consequences that evolve from it.