February 15-28, 2010



VOL. 19 NO. 395




Good Girls
Meet Cassie Cotarelo Miss HB: 2010


arina High School’s Cassie Cotarelo (18), was crowned Sunday, February 7 as the first Queen of Huntington Beach of the new decade. Second runner up, and a member of the Queen’s Court, will be Princess Chelsea Short, a senior at Huntington Beach High School. The first runner up is Princess Lana Leigh Brewster. Miss Huntington represents the City of Huntington Beach at its official functions, as well as assisting the Chamber of Commerce with ribbon cuttings and appearing at various events. The next step for Cassie Catarelo, who won with her platform, “Give to Live,” will be to represent Huntington Beach at the Miss California Scholarship Pageant in June. The Miss California event is the precursor to Miss America.

As a result of the DUI checkpoint recently conducted by the HBPD:
9 drivers arrested for DUI and 3 for driving without a driver’s license. 1653 vehicle came through the checkpoint and 563 vehicle were screened. Note: We would like to think that perhaps some accidents were prevented and possibly lives saved...TLN

Very Bad Girl


mother of four was arrested today on charges of killing one of her 22-month-old twins by rupturing the baby’s heart and injuring the other twin by causing a skull fracture. Linda Wilborn, 31, Seal Beach, is charged with one felony count of assault on a child with force likely to produce great bodily injury resulting in death and three felony counts of child abuse. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison. Wilborn was arrested today by the Seal Beach Police Department (SBPD) and is being held on $1 million bail. She is expected to be arraigned Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined. Wilborn has four young children, including 22-month-old twins Millicent and John Doe. Between Oct. 17, 2009, and Dec. 17, 2009, the defendant is accused of physically abusing the twins.

On Dec. 17, 2009, Wilborn is accused of being home with her four children while her husband was at work. The defendant is accused of inflicting tremendous blunt force on Millicent. At approximately 4:00 p.m., Wilborn is accused of calling 9-1-1 to report that the victim was unresponsive. Millicent was transported to the hospital, but later died due to a ruptured heart despite the life-saving efforts of medical staff. Further examination of the victim revealed that she had fresh and old fractures to her ribs. An examination of her twin, John Doe, revealed that he had a fractured skull. The defendant is accused of causing the great bodily injuries that resulted in the death of Millicent, as well as the injuries to John Doe. The other two children did not have any physical signs of trauma. Wilborn’s three surviving children were placed in protective custody. SBPD investigated this case and arrested the defendant today while she was at the Orange County Social Services Agency visiting her children. Senior Deputy District Attorney Scott Simmons of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.

wight C. McLin passed away January 31, 2010, at home in Spring Valley Lake, California, with his loving family by his side. Dwight was born January 14, 1928, to Leonard and Josie (Wisdom) McLin in Mulberry, Arkansas. He graduated from Mulberry High School and the University of Arkansas. He was a member of the Methodist Church and Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and served his country in the Navy during World War II. He was very active in


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community life, including Kiwanis and the Chamber of Commerce, and devoted to his family. Dwight enjoyed a highly successful career in as regional sales manager for Sonoco Products Co.He was a partner in J.C. McLin's Restaurant here in Huntington Beach. Dwight is survived by his wife Ora McLin, his children Ron McLin and wife Jani; Michelle Crouch and husband John; Tanya McLin and husband Steve; Brad McLin and wife Stacy; sister Joyce Sullivan and husband Ferrell; grandchildren Casey Canale, Christopher and Kara Whorton, Conor Crouch, Shay and Brian Kelly, Kelli, Dylan and Shane McLin. A beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, he will be sorely missed. in lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Feed the Children in America, P. O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101.

Great Local Police Work
unday, January 24, 2010 at 9:31PM. Bartender accused of soliciting 13-yearold: Police in Huntington Beach, California have captured another alleged child predator on craigslist using the exact same tactic if not the exact same ad. This time it was 27-year-old Gabriel Preto who responded to an ad where he thought he was going to pay for sex with a 13year-old girl. And just like the last time the girl was in fact the Huntington Beach PD. Hopefully the Huntington Bach police will keep taking dangerous craigslist predators like this off the streets. Now if only the courts would keep them behind bars.







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The Weak That Was
America: Home of the Free because of the Brave

Hollywood Again Discovers Huntington Beach

This Week’s Grandpa Story
ecently my granddaughter, a four year old, visited me in the hospital with her grandmother. When they got to the hospital, she ran ahead of her Grandma (son-in-law's mother) and bursts into her my hospital room... "Grandpa, Grandpa," she said

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This Week’s Advice
• If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it will always be yours. • Insanity is my only means of relaxation. • A friend of mine confused her Valium with her birth control pills. • My mind not only wanders, it sometime leaves completely. • The best way to forget all your troubles is to wear tight shoes. • The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don't know what you're doing, someone else does. • The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight because by then your body and your fat are really good friends. • Sometimes I think I understand everything, and then I regain consciousness. • Amazing! You hang something in your closet for a while and it shrinks two sizes! • Skinny people irritate me! Especially when they say things like, "You know, sometimes I just forget to eat." Now I've forgotten my address, my mother's maiden name, and my keys. But I've never forgotten to eat. You have to be a special kind of stupid to forget to eat.

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Left to Right: Greg, Zelma Binns, Reinaldo Binns, Ron Grunzweig and Joan Grunzweig
ctane Alley and “Dreaming for the Cure” held a fundraiser car show on Sunday, January 31st, 2010 behind Marina Village Shopping Center in Huntington Beach. There were several classic cars on display. The hostess was Vivien Lesiak from Your LA, a show that used to be on NBC4 Televison. This event which raised money for Dreaming for a Cure, was

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F.V. Councilman Guy Carrozzo Makes a Point...
f you are the kind of person who judges senior Citizens by their longevity or gray hair and fail to even recognize their contributions, their creativity, generousity, productivity and overall quality... if you fail to consider the attributes of their long life....then you are making unfair decisions based on little or no facts and predicated on your own prejudices.... if you continue to



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Joe, creating not only a few stares but security concerns, as Clark, given his influence in national security, was a target of America’s enemies. One morning, Clark’s father visited Washington. He hit his February 6 marks the 99th anniversary of Ronald it off with Joe. Clark’s father was a rancher, a man of the Reagan’s birth. In a telling development, Republicans West. He gave Joe a gift: a Western-style belt, with a kind of around the country have begun holding “Reagan Day” “John Wayne belt buckle,” as Clark described it. Joe loved it, dinners, as they’ve traditionally done every February for proudly displaying it by Abraham Lincoln. This is always leaving his blue another of those unique, suit-jacket unbuttoned. spontaneous displays of That belt and buckle affection for Reagan. soon assumed a life of its Having written so own. There was an much on the man, I get upcoming state visit by questions about Reagan England’s Prince Philip. It this time of year, running was customary that the the gamut from his White House provide a gift. domestic achievements to Clark and Reagan and a his historic foreign-policy few others brainstormed triumph: peacefully ending following a morning the Cold War. Sometimes I briefing. Clark suggested a get asked for unreported “Western belt.” He had one anecdotes reflecting on his in mind, made by Si personality and character. I Jenkins, a Santa Barbara have a bunch of those, friend of both Clark and the eagerly shared with me by president. (Reagan, too, people who met Reagan— was a California rancher.) Reagan talked to anyone— “Well, what does it or dug up from thousands look like?” asked Reagan. of letters Reagan wrote to Clark noted he had a model everyday Americans over a in the car: Joe, who was long lifetime. (See my wearing the belt. “Send him NRO article on Reagan up,” ordered the president. and Ruth Smith of Idaho.) They called for Joe, who Reagan was plainly entered via the door of likable. Of all the subjects Reagan’s personal I’ve studied, few were as secretary. universally liked. Sure, Joe had worked for Reagan, as president, was the federal government for demonized by the left; still, 50 years, but had never most liberals muster nice been within 50 yards of a words about Reagan president or the Oval personally. Office. He walked in. Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Central to that He saw Clark, Vice Grove City College. His books include "The Judge: likability was Reagan’s President Bush, the William P. Clark, Ronald Reagan's Top Hand," "God and humility. The word “I” senior aides, and the didn’t dominate his Ronald Reagan," and "The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and president of the United lexicon, unless he was the Fall of Communism." States. He was in awe, poking fun at himself. overcome. Suddenly, Ronald Reagan was not this tough 6’4” man began weeping: He had come so far since full of pride; thoroughly un-possessed of self-love. Jim Crow and the Great Depression. He was choked up. And so, with that background, I’d like to take the No one in the room was prepared for that reaction. They opportunity of Reagan’s time of year—not to mention the were dead silent, uncomfortable, clueless to respond; except month of Presidents’ Day—to share an anecdote, told to me for Ronald Reagan. The president rose, walked over to the by Bill Clark, Reagan’s close friend and most significant driver, extended his hand, breathed in, and said matter-ofadviser: factly, “Mr. Bullock, I understand you have a belt to show Clark had served President Reagan as deputy secretary me?” of state, national security adviser, and secretary of interior. As It was an “everyman” touch. And it put old Joe a senior official, he was required to have a driver to get him immediately at ease. Business-like, Joe showed the belt, and to appointments. Clark’s driver was a man named Joe then he and Reagan swapped stories, chatting away like old Bullock, a Georgia native who moved to Washington during friends. the Great Depression. Joe was a victim of the cruel Jim Crow “The rest of us just faded away,” said Bill Clark, “as the laws that plagued the South. He went to Washington for a two got along famously.” President and driver, remembering better life. the old days. Joe first found employment as a mule driver. He Bullock left with a story to tell his fellow drivers, and eventually traded in the animal for various senior people in his grandchildren. He died a few years later. the federal government, some of whom, including a highNo, this anecdote is nothing dramatic. It’s not like level figure in the previous (Carter) administration, didn’t challenging Gorbachev to tear down the wall. It’s simply treat him well; in fact, that previous figure didn’t speak a another of many small stories I hear constantly about Ronald word to Joe in three years. Reagan. This was a good president and a good man. The Thus, Joe was taken aback when Bill Clark not only White House needs more of them. That’s a thought worth talked to him, asking questions about his life and family, but bearing in mind this February, a month that marks not only also whether he could sit up front. Clark rode shotgun with Reagan’s birthday but Presidents’ Day.

By Dr. Paul Kengor Editor’s note: This article first appeared at National Review, February 6, 2010.

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On the Vine
The PETITE Sirah A Real Grape Story
etite Sirah (aka. Durif, Petite Syrah). Developed in the 1870s in France’s Rhône region where it is known as Durif or Petite Syrah, this grape variety is more commonly known by its slightly anglicized synonym, Petite Sirah -- particularly in California. The result of a cross between the noble Syrah and a relatively minor Rhône variety, Peloursin, Durif was developed to resist Powdery Mildew, to which Syrah is susceptible. Although mildew-resistant, the tightly-bunched variety was vulnerable to gray rot in the humid southern Rhône. Fortunately, the grape has adapted well to the drier climates of California, and to those of northeastern Victoria, in Australia. In fact, the grape has succeeded better abroad than in its south of France birthplace, where it is now almost extinct. Its small berries, and consequently high skin-to-juice ratio, allow Petite Sirah to produce wines with high tannin levels, surprisingly high acidity, and thus the ability to age. Characteristically, these wines have dense blackberry fruit character, mixed with black pepper notes. The grape’s similarity to parent Syrah became confusing for early planters in California. Starting in the 1880s, some of the original Durif vines were confused for a clone of Syrah and subsequently named Petite Sirah. Until the push for varietally-labeled wines came to the fore in the 1960s and 1970s, little thought was given to the actual name of this variety in California. It was often added to provide color and body to California’s bulk wine production, or used to add richness to North Coast Zinfandel and Barbera. Recent research by Doctor Carole Meredith, at U. C. Davis, has confirmed many of California’s Petite Sirah vines to be Durif. Still, other vineyards thought to be planted to Petite Sirah have been identified as Syrah, Pinot Noir, and even Peloursin, with other plots a mixture of many varieties. "While winemakers may be content to live with the genetic heterogeneity that is Petite Sirah today, varietal labeling regulations may eventually force the issue,” C. Meredith says. “One day, the winemakers may be asked to agree

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upon a single variety that can bear the name Petite Sirah. Which one will they choose? What is Petite Sirah?” Recent amendments by the TTB (BATF) allow wines to be labeled either Durif or any of the many different spellings of Petite Sirah. By any name, this variety has the ability to create rich, age worthy reds and is reestablishing itself as one California's great grapes.


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irsten Taylor says ometimes it seems like our trouble-making pets will eat anything. Their hoovering ability comes in handy when you spill chicken soup on the floor (tongues being just as good as mops). But unfortunately, it's all too easy for our pets to get into substances that can harm them. The ASPCA Poison Control Center recently released a list of the top 10 poisons that affected cats and dogs in 2009. So take note, and be sure keep these toxic substances far away from your pets in 2010! • Human Medicines Human drugs were the top cause of pet poisoning in 2009, the ASPCA reported. Last year, the Poison Control Center managed more than 45,000 calls from people whose pets had swallowed pills such as pain relievers, cold meds and antidepressants. • Insecticides One of the most common insecticide problems was misuse of flea and tick products. Make sure to talk to your vet about how to properly use these products. • Human Food Most people know chocolate is dangerous to dogs. But did you know that grapes, raisins, avocados and products containing xylitol (like sugar-free gum and candy) can also be harmful to your pets? • Plants Dozens of common houseplants, including

azaleas, rhododendrons, sago palm and involved pets that were given medicines kalanchoe are dangerous for pets. Lilies are incorrectly. Make sure you follow instructions particularly toxic for cats, and can cause deadly and talk to your vet about how to safely apply over-the-counter and prescription medicines for your cat or dog. • Rodent Killer Poisons that are attractive to mice and rats can also smell tempting to dogs and cats. Be sure to keep your pets away from potentially deadly rodent poisons. • Household Cleaners Bleaches, detergents and disinfectants can cause serious gastrointestinal and respiratory problems. Keep cabinets locked to prevent your pets from swallowing or sniffing the harmful substances. • Heavy Metals You know lead poisoning is bad for babies, but it's just as dangerous for your furry friends. Keep your pets away from paint chips, linoleum, and the dust produced when you sand the walls in older homes. • Garden Products Fertilizers and other garden chemicals can cause severe stomach upset in dogs and cats. So let your dog stop to sniff the roses, but not the fertilizer, please. I said I wanted a Treat not a threat! • Household Chemicals Flickr/BigTallGuy Our homes often contain a lot of chemical substances, from antifreeze to paint thinner to kidney failure. drain cleaner. Such substances can cause Vet Medicines stomach upset, respiratory problems and Almost 8,000 cases of pet poisonings in 2009 chemical burns in dogs and cats.

City Hall with their cell phones. iPhone users can download the free application GORequest from the iPhone apps store. The application connects to Surf City Pipeline – a feature on the city's Web site that allows locals to look up information about the city and submit questions. The GPS and camera features built into the phone also a l l o w participants to send pictures and exact locations to City Hall alerting officials of problems. Locals can also type in a message to officials.


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It’s not just a Global Economy; perhaps a global war!


he largest driving forces in the US economy are not happening on our soil: They’re happening overseas. Last week saw three major economic events: the Federal Reserve announcing their exit strategy for the US, Greece is teetering on the verge of default, and the Chinese central bank tightened its monetary policy. Ordinarily, all three of these events would have moved markets. What we saw last week was a dramatic reaction to the Chinese and Greek developments while the Fed’s announcement was barely even a topic of conversation. China’s announcement was the biggest market mover of the week. China is the third largest economy in the world behind USA and Japan, and they’re rapidly closing in on the #2 spot. Because China produces much of the world’s goods, any changes in their economic policy will move markets. Here in the US, China is the #1 holder of American bonds. So anything that happens in China will impact the US more than any other country. Greece is a significantly smaller country than China in terms of GDP. However, as a member of the European Union, Greece’s economy can cause a ripple effect in other countries using the Euro as currency. We saw this last week when the dollar hit a nine month high against the Euro. Compared to these two events, the Fed’s announcement had no noticeable impact on the markets. In all fairness, the Fed has been very forthcoming about its intentions. Because of this

transparency, the markets already have the Fed’s changes “priced in” before they actually come to

safety of American bonds. What’s good for bonds is good for rates and November of 2009 featured the lowest mortgage rates in American history. Thanks to Greece’s precarious situation, mortgage rates took a nice dip down Arnaud Dufour earlier in the week. However, all those gains (and more) were immediately erased by the tightening of monetary policy in China. When the Fed made their announcement, rates didn’t change at all. Shopping for a mortgage loan is very much playing the market. When you get a quote, that quote is only good for that day. In the event of a market-moving announcement, that quote may only be good for a few minutes. Many people try to “time the market” to get the best rate. This can be a very effective strategy provided you and your loan advisor are working closely as a team. Unexpected events like those of last week simply cannot be predicted. This is further support to taking a proactive stance as opposed to a reactive one. Reactive individuals will always miss the best the market has to offer.
The information contained in this column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Local News.

Word of the day: Biochar Thought for the day: Terra Preta
n age old method of converting electricity. By utilizing renewable bio-based resources, biochar biodegradable waste materials into suppliers are providing clean energy from local sources of waste. a This inexpensive technology offers us even s o i l more, a way to get rid of waste materials in a enhancer is proactive, environmentally friendly way. By using n o w materials that would Kathryn Somma considered normally go into the cutting edge technology. The end landfill or a compost result-- “what is old is new” pile, biochar turns technology is called biochar. infertile, taxed or sandy So how does biochar enhance the soil into fertile “terra soil? Biochar is a fine grained, highpreta” the Amazonian carbon charcoal, full of crevices. The word for dark earth. crevices give it lots of surface area so Environmentalists it can easily bond with soluble plant talk about the cost of nutrients including nitrogen, doing business as a phosphorous, magnesium and calcium. negative but in this This material also allows nutrients case, the cost of doing to stay in place even when fields are business is a revenue irrigated or flooded. Biochar acts like a stream. Let's encourage our cities and state to sponge, soaking up water and produce biochar from our community waste promoting the growth of beneficial streams and be Kathryn Somma, a microbes. This is especially important ahead of the curve in poor quality soil. It is interesting to in being at cause Huntington Beach resident is note that good soil containing plenty of for the reduction an accomplished grant writer mineral and plant additives also of greenhouse gas and researcher. She provides Photo's courtesy of www.newenglandbiochar.org benefits from the addition of biochar. emissions. grant services to for-profit, Biochar has multiple environmental benefits including the Terra Preta, such a pretty non-profit and newly emergpotential to help mitigate climate problems by sequestering (seizing) name, perhaps someday visitors ing organizations. She has a carbon and storing it in the ground for an extraordinarily long time. will say: “let's visit Huntington special interest in green enerThat means more carbon in the soil and less carbon in the atmosphere; Beach, Surf City, USA - it is such gy solutions. Questions or a good thing for all of us. Biochar reduces the need for fertilizers which a beautiful terra preta comments: are often fossil-fuel based. The byproducts of biochar include heat and community!” HBNews1@aol.com


pass. The announcements from Greece and (especially) China were much more of a surprise and therefore caused greater market reaction. This isn’t the first time our economy has been affected by overseas announcements. Just a few months ago concerns over Dubai’s credit created one of the biggest market movers of 2009. This created a strong global demand for the

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t seems like it could be a storyline out Steven Spielberg's 2002 movie, Minority Report: a Minnesota man was convicted of a DUI offense in a car that wasn't moving. What's even more surprising: the car wouldn't start at all. As it turns out, getting a bit tipsy and stumbling out of the house to sleep it off in the car may make you a felon. It happened to Daryl Fleck. That he'd consumed about twelve beers is not in dispute. His felony conviction for drunk driving, even though his car was not running and legally parked, has earned him 48 months in custody and five years of probation. It started one night in 2007, when when a neighbor at Fleck's apartment complex alerted police, they found him sleeping in his car, with the driver's side door still open. Appealed all the way to the Minnesota Supreme Court, Fleck's conviction was ultimately upheld, though not without testing the elasticity of interpretation. Fleck obviously shares a fondness for beer with many Americans, though his prior DUI offenses did not win friends on the jury. In this instance, the keys to the car were in the center console, far from the ignition. The engine was cold, and Fleck hadn't even been listening to the radio. Officers determined Fleck's blood-alcohol level was .18, which may be more to blame for the

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conflicting reasons he gave to police when asked why he was at the

car than any attempt at deceit. Minnesota's legal blood-alcohol limit is .08, and Fleck's results were more than double that. Were he cruising sloppily past a sobriety checkpoint, the case would have been an unchallenged open-and-shut matter. Instead, prior cases that convicted citizens of DUI on the grounds of an expanded interpretation of "physical control" were used as precedents. For example, in a prior case, the meaning of "physical control" was stretched to include the possibility that a vehicle available to an intoxicated person could easily be pressed into service, irrespective of intent. Again, that would be a more straightforward precedent but for the fact that an officer's attempt to start Fleck's impounded car revealed that it wouldn't run. Despite the apparent incongruity with reason, Fleck's conviction was upheld by the Minnesota Supreme Court. Has a menace been removed from the roads -- and society, for that matter? No doubt, someone with prior DUI convictions isn't doing the public a service. Fleck shouldn't have been near the car in his condition. We only shudder to think of how far the notion of "physical control" extends before someone else decides the fate of the rest of our automotive experiences.

HB Zips Show $$$ Real Estate
For the 22 business days ending January 14 - DataQuick’s freshest stats - Orange County homebuying patterns showed: • 53 of O.C.’s 83 ZIP codes had gains in their respective median selling price. Overall, prices were +11.5% vs. a year ago. • 5 of 83 O.C. ZIPs had median sales prices above $1 million in the period vs. 11 million-dollar ZIPs when the county median price peaked in June 2007. • Since that pricing pinnacle, there’s been a -33% drop in the countywide Town
Aliso Viejo Anaheim Anaheim Anaheim Anaheim Anaheim Anaheim Anaheim Brea Brea Buena Park Buena Park CDMar Costa Mesa Costa Mesa Cypress Dana Point Dana Point Foothill Ranch Fountain Valley Fullerton Fullerton Fullerton Fullerton Garden Grove Garden Grove Garden Grove Garden Grove Garden Grove Huntington Beach Huntington Beach Huntington Beach Huntington Beach Irvine Irvine Irvine Irvine Irvine Irvine Irvine Irvine Ladera Ranch

median price! • 51 of 83 O.C. ZIPs had year-over-year sales gains in the period. • Overall, countywide sales were +9.0% vs. a year ago. • 11 of 83 O.C. ZIPs has sales gains of 100% or more in the period. • NOTE! 33 local ZIPs had both sales gains and price gains in the period. Below is a look at the 83 ZIPs and how they fared in terms of median selling price and total sales for this period. Town
La Habra La Palma Laguna Beach Laguna Hills Laguna Niguel Laguna Woods Lake Forest Los Alamitos Midway City Mission Viejo Mission Viejo Newport Beach Newport Beach Newport Beach Newport Beach Newport Coast Orange Orange Orange Orange Orange Placentia Ran.S. Margarita San Clemente San Clemente San Juan Capo Santa Ana Santa Ana Santa Ana Santa Ana Santa Ana Santa Ana Seal Beach Stanton Trabuco/Coto Tustin Tustin Villa Park Westminster Yorba Linda Yorba Linda Total O.C.


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Education Level or Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology from U.C., Irvine and a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Hometown: Born in Upland and raised in Ontario, California Where do you currently live? How long have you been there? Huntington Beach for 17 years Describe your family Spouse/Children: Wife - Denise, Son Eddie, Daughter - Lauren Describe one business goal for the year 2010: Help our agency achieve its Strategic Plan goals. Summarize one personal goal for the year 2010: Make the best possible contribution to effective land use decisions in my last year on the Huntington Beach Planning Commission. Describe your business, product, or service: Regulates the cleanup of hazardous waste and Brownfield sites. What is your favorite Local Restaurant? Sebastiani's What is your favorite all-time Movie? Patton What charities do you support and why? Catholic Charities, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts. How do you volunteer? Huntington Beach Planning Commissioner, Troop Committee Member for Boy Scout Troop 1, Lector and Parish Festival Volunteer at St. Bonaventure Church. About 35 words, tell us about your business, company and/or your personal life: Dedicated husband, father, civil servant, city official, scouter, and church volunteer. What haven't we asked about and what else would you like to share? I keep myself physically fit by running, walking, and cycling. I hope to see my son become an Eagle Scout and my daughter achieve the Gold Award as a Girl Scout. I have the best wife in the world who is a wonderful mother and a great realtor. • John Scandura works hard to always try to do the right thing within his standards of performance, which are unusually high. The adjectives that best describe John are honest, fair, passionate about his work. We know he takes his “volunteer” job serious as a HB Planning Commissioner. Since none of us operate in a vacuum we are sure that the Planning Commish we see on TV is the same, focused, diligent person at home or at his real job. The City has been fortunate to have John on their team.

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Carol Proctor Staff Rep: Andy Perea 2010 HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Thomas Leeman Jr. Michael Wellborn Stephen F. Brumm Daniel K. Iwata Kerry Frank Staff Rep: Brent Hoff Contact Person: Rebecca Leifkes 2010 FOUNTAIN

VALLEY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ROSTER Glenn Grandis Barbara Montz Mark Nix 2010 ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE DISABLED ROSTER James Bird Doris Sue Carbaugh Theresa (Terry) Coakley Patricia Fryar Lawrence Judson

Philip A. Nisco Anna Nagmay Susanne Seiden Carol Spencer Jan Werts Gael Traer Lory A. Merk Gary M. Osterbach City Council Representatives: John Collins and Steve Nagel Staff Rep: Nora Webb Steve Nagel, Guy Carrozzo

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nitiative Aims to Bridge the Gap to Clubs of Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Stanton, fields of science or math. At the end of the Educational Resources and Inspire Local Buena Park, Westminster, Huntington Valley evening, all the children from the Clubs posed Grade School Students to Develop an and Anaheim. The children toured the Center’s for photos in their new “Mind Over Matter” tInterest in the Sciences, shirts, which were T e c h n o l o g y , included in the Engineering and backpacks filled with Mathematics; Kickoff goodies that were Event with Seven handed out. O.C. Boys & Girls Under this new Clubs at Discovery STEM education Science Center. initiative, Time In an effort to Warner Cable will address and assist in donate $100 million resolving American in cash and in-kind school children’s decline resources over the in the areas of science, next five years to technology, engineering local schools and and mathematics STEM education (STEM), Time Warner programs across the Cable recently held a nation. Elements of special event at the this $100 million Discovery Science STEM education Center in Santa Ana to initiative will announce the launch of include a national the company’s $100 advisory board of million STEM education experts from initiative, “Connect a several related Million Minds.” fields, best-in-class Time Warner Cable national partners, also made a $10,000 programs that donation to the use Time Pictured outside the Discovery Science Center are children from the Huntington Valley Boys & Girls Discovery Science Warner Cable’s Clubs, who attended the kickoff event for Time Warner Cable’s ‘Connect a Million Minds’ initiative. Center at the video, data and special launch event, which included the many science exhibits and enjoyed dinner at the voice platforms to engage youth in grades Kcompany hosting more than 100 high school and DSC, and were chosen by their respective Clubs 12 in science and technology activities, and 20 middle school children from the Boys & Girls due to their interest and/or achievements in the employee participation.


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e a r EarthTalk : What are the environmental implications of all the food we throw away here in the United States? - Mike Schiller, Cambridge, MA Food waste is a huge issue in America, especially in light of the growing divide between the profligate rich and the hungry poor. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Loss Project, we throw away more than 25 percent—some 25.9 million tons—of all the food we produce for domestic sale and consumption. A 2004 University of Arizona study pegs the figure at closer to 50 percent, finding that Americans squander some $43 billion annually on wasted food. Lead researcher Timothy Jones reported that on average, U.S. households waste 14 percent of their food purchases. He estimates that a family of four tosses out $590 per year in meat, fruits, vegetables and grain products alone. Once this food gets to the landfill, it then generates methane, a greenhouse gas 23 times as potent as carbon dioxide in trapping heat within our atmosphere. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, landfills account for 34 percent of all methane emissions in the U.S.—meaning that the sandwich you made and then didn’t eat yesterday is increasing your personal—and our collective—carbon footprint. Furthermore, researchers at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kid?ney Dis?eases (NIDDK) concluded in a 2009 study that each year a quarter of U.S. water consumption and over 300 million


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barrels of oil (four percent of U.S. oil consumption) go into producing and distributing food that ultimately ends up in landfills. They add that pe?r-capita food waste has in?creased by half since 1974, and suggest that the “U.S. obesity epidemic” may be the result of a

“push effect” of increased food availability and marketing to Americans unable to match their food intake with the increased supply of cheap food. In spite of all this, environmentalists are optimistic that Americans can reduce their food waste. For one, restaurants and markets are increasingly finding outlets—including soup kitchens feeding the poor and farms looking for cheap animal feed—for food they would otherwise toss. Some communities now pick-up and centrally compost food waste from commercial and residential buildings and put the resulting nutrient-rich soil to use in municipal projects or for sale to the public.

And a few enterprising cities now have waste-to-energy technologies that extract methane from landfills for use as fuel. An extreme reaction to the food waste issue is “freeganism,” a movement of people who live on the food cast off by others. These “dumpster divers” share, in the words of movement founder Warren Oakes, “an anti-consumeristic ethic about eating” and not only avoid creating waste but live off that caused by others. Going freegan might be a bit much for most of us, but we can all take action to minimize food waste. The University of Arizona’s Jones suggests more careful purchase planning, including devising complete menus and grocery lists, and knowing what foods are lurking in the fridge and pantry that should be used before they go bad. And don’t forget that many foods can be frozen and enjoyed later. Jones contends that if we as a nation were able to cut our food waste in half we’d extend the lifespan of landfills by decades and reduce soil depletion and the application of untold tons of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. CONTACTS: University of Arizona Food Waste Study, www.communitycompost.org /info/usafood.pdf; N IDDK, www.niddk.nih.gov; Freegans, www.freegan.info. The information contained in this column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Local News. SEND YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTIONS TO: EarthTalk®, P.O. Box 5098, Westport, CT 06881. earthtalk@emagazine.com. Read past columns at: www.emagazine.com /earthtalk/ archives.php. EarthTalk® is now a book! Details and order information at: www.emagazine.com/ earthtalkbook.


By ANNIE BURRIS THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER he federal Bridge Preventative Maintenance Program grant, awarded to the city in December, is expected to cover $2.7 million of the estimated $3 million needed to revamp the bridges. A federal grant recently given to the city

will help upgrade Brookhurst Street Bridge over Talbert Channel, Magnolia Street Bridge over Huntington Beach Channel, and the Warner Avenue Bridge over Bolsa Chica Channel. Pictured is a bridge on Pacific Coast Highway that is not part of the grant. Bridges that are part of the grant are: Brookhurst Street Bridge over Talbert Channel, Magnolia Street Bridge over Huntington Beach Channel, and the Warner Avenue Bridge over Bolsa Chica Channel. In a 2007 study, city officials found that all of Huntington Beach's bridges were structurally sound but needed

preventive maintenance, according to a city report. The city then submitted an application to the federal maintenance program asking for funding for the bridges. Part of the construction will include embankment erosion fixes, minor concrete repairs due to environmental damage, and asphalt replacements. The city will be working with the Orange County Transportation Authority and Caltrans to obtain the approvals necessary to proceed with the design of these bridge maintenance projects. The improvements are expected to take one to two years to complete because of grant requirements and environmental processes

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he City of Huntington Beach is now accepting applications for the position of Lifeguard to help protect the 3 miles of beautiful beach and ten million visitors Huntington Beach sees every year. Ocean Lifeguards keep the City’s beaches safe by performing ocean rescues, helping prevent marine accidents and providing first aid. Applications are available online and must be turned into Lifeguard Headquarters by the March 7, 2010. Selected applicants must pass a performance exam including physical events such as a 1,500 yard runswim-run, 500 yard ocean swim and 1,500 yard run-swim-run. Up to 36 qualified candidates will then be allowed to apply for the Lifeguard


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seminar for adults 55 and older will be held at The Center at Founders Village Senior and Community Center, 17967 Bushard Street, Fountain Valley. Please make your reservations by calling 714-593-4446. For more information on this program and other recreation activities, please contact the Fountain Valley Recreation and Community Services Division at 714-593-4446 or www. fountain valley .org.

Training Program which will take place in April and May. All positions are recurring, meaning they will be used seasonally and as needed. The City of Huntington Beach employs approximately 130 Lifeguards every year. For more information, download the pdf flyer. Applications are available at www.huntington beachca. gov /jobs.
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The Artichoke $16.00 Mozzarella, parmesan, plump artichoke hearts, fresh garlic, lightly dressed w/ our perfectly seasoned tomato sauce (white pizza) The Chef’s Special $16.00 Traditional cheese, w/ fresh sliced tomatoes, seasoned w/ oregano & parmesan Whitestone $16.00 Delicious ricotta cheese, mozzarella, parmesan & fresh garlic (white pizza) The Brent Special $17.00 Artichoke, mushrooms, basil with garlic oil sauce (white pizza)

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The Manhattan $16.00 Sprinkled w/ savory pesto & topped w/ fresh marinated roasted red peppers Puttanesca $17.00 Featuring plump artichoke hearts, sliced black olives dressed w/pecorino romano, mozzarella, fresh basil,& special garlic oil sauce. Spinach Pomodora $17.00 A spectacular blend of fresh spinach leaves,cherry tomatoes, pecorino romano, mozzarella, fresh basil w/our special garlic oil sauce. Paul’s Special $16.00 Special garlic oil sauce, fresh chopped basil, parmesan, mozzarella, topped w/ fresh sliced tomatoes (white pizza) Cheese $14.25 Our famous cheese pizza; A true New York’s Selection Pepperoni $15.75 Our next favorite pizza!!!

Brooklyn Special $18.50 A hefty offering of pepperoni, sausage, onions, black olives, fresh mushroom, sliced green peppers & fresh garlic LaRocco’s Special $17.50 Covered w/ pepperoni, meatballs, fresh mushroom & fresh garlic The Works $18.50 Mouth-watering portions of pepperoni, sausage, meatball, mushroom, onion, sliced green pepper & black olives Bronx Special $17.50 A hardy offering of meatball, sausage, & pepperoni Pika Pie $17.00 Covered w/ Canadian Bacon & Pineapples

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By Consumer Reports ou might think that "pre?washed" and "triple-washed" salad greens sold in plastic clamshells or bags are squeaky clean. But our recent tests found room for improvement. No, we didn't find pathogens such as E. coli O157:H7, listeria, or salmonella. With our small sample size -- 208 containers representing 16 brands purchased at stores in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York -- we didn't expect to. (The Department of Agriculture, in a test of more than 4,000 samples of loose and packaged salad in 2008, found salmonella in two of them. 22 All of our tests included packaged greens.)


But in our samples, all of which were within their use-by date, we did find bacteria that are common indicators of poor sanitation and fecal contamination -- in some cases, at rather high levels. We tested for total coliforms and for other bacteria, including enterococcus, that are better indicators of fecal contamination. Federal action limits exist for indicator organisms in water, raw meat, milk, and some processed foods, but not produce. Those organisms are typically used to gauge possible pathogen contamination. Several industry experts we consulted suggested that for leafy greens, an unacceptable level of total coliforms or enterococcus is

10,000 or more colony forming units per gram (CFU/g) or a comparable estimate. In our tests, 39 percent of samples exceeded that level for total coliforms and 23 percent for enterococcus. Results varied widely among samples, even within the same brand, from undetectable levels of those bacteria to more than 1 million CFU/g. Packages with higher bacteria levels had similarities. Many contained spinach and were one to five days from their use-by date. Packages six to eight days from their use-by date fared better. Whether the greens came in a clamshell or bag, included "baby" greens, or were organic made no difference.

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2010: A Duck Odyssey

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couple from Montana were out riding on the range, he with his rifle and she (fortunately) with her camera. Their dogs always followed them, but on this occasion a Mountain Lion decided that he wanted to stalk the dogs (you'll see the dogs in the background watching). Very, very bad decision. The hunter got off the mule with his rifle and decided to shoot in the air to scare away the lion, but before he could get off a shot the lion charged in and decided he wanted a piece of those dogs. With that, the mule took off and decided he wanted a piece of that lion. That's when all hell broke loose for the lion. As the lion approached the dogs, the mule snatched him up by the tail and started whirling him around. Banging its head on the ground on every pass. Then he dropped it, stomped on it and held it to the ground by the throat. The mule then got down on his knees


and bit the thing all over a couple of dozen times to make sure it was dead, then whipped it into the air again, walked back over to the couple (who were stunned in silence) and stood there ready to continue his ride as if nothing had just happened. Fortunately, even though the hunter didn't get off a shot, his wife got the pictures.

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New Winter Olympics Event: Racy Photos
i n d s e y Vonn will go down as the most recognized- and By Jordan Kobritz photographed athlete of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games even if she doesn’t win a single medal in Vancouver. Vonn was on the cover of Sports Illustrated two weeks before the start of the Games. One week later, when SI’s annual swimsuit edition hit the newsstands, there was Vonn again, featured in a number of racy poses wearing nothing but a bikini, unless you count the stocking cap and ski boots that served to accent her otherwise skimpy attire (yes, I peeked). Ironically, she was roundly criticized - by males and females alike - for her appearance in both editions of the popular magazine. In the SI cover photo, Vonn was wearing her competition attire, a one-piece uniform, posing in a tuck position as if she was starting a race. But critics were aghast that the camera angle showed an ample amount of Vonn’s right thigh along with a portion of her right buttock, even though she was fully clothed. Hide the women and children, for this is exactly what viewers will see during NBC’s broadcast of the Games. Of course, the photos in the swimsuit edition were more revealing, consistent with the magazine’s intent and purpose. But you can see more flesh watching women’s beach volleyball at the Summer Olympics than Vonn exhibited on the pages of SI. For that matter, you can find more revealing attire on any beach in America.

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So let me get this straight. According to her

So what’s a good-looking, physically fit female athlete supposed to wear before a camera – a burqa? That may be appropriate attire in some parts of the world, but this is the United States. The Vonn photos are all about marketing – her name, her recognition factor, her economic future. No one should begrudge Olympic athletes whatever marketing opportunities come their way. For many of them, the Olympics are the nadir of their athletic careers. They train a lifetime and spend a fortune – up to $30,000 per year for skiers such as Vonn, according to Forbes.com - for their brief moment in the spotlight. Unlike athletes in team sports, and a few assorted individual sports, no multi-million dollar contracts await those who If it's Good attain Olympic glory, regardless of the number of trips they make to the medal stands. Enough For To Vonn’s critics, I suggest they take heart in the fact that her published statistics are 5’ 10” and Wheaties 160 pounds, which is approximately 60 pounds It's Good above the normal weight for runway models. Enough for With that physique, the positive example Vonn sets for the female youth of this world is immeasurable. America Which is reason enough to appreciate Vonn the athlete and her photo spread. (and the The information contained in this column does not World) necessarily reflect the opinion of The Local News. Jordan Kobritz is a former attorney, CPA, and Minor League Baseball team owner. He is an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Eastern New Mexico University, teaches the Business of Sports at the University of Wyoming, and is a contributing author to the Business of Sports Network. Jordan can be reached at jkobritz@ mindspring.com.

‘Our HB Bachelor’: Will she survive?
enley Molzahn, the sweetheart of Huntington Beach, made it to the final two of “The Bachelor” Monday night Now, she faces the Sophie’s Choice of reality TV in two weeks: get dumped by Jake Pavelka in the finale or get dumped a couple of months from now. In truth, it’s not really a choice, as the choosing will be done by Jake. (And many say the choice is no secret.) Monday’s outcome was widely expected, as Jake dropped the Hot Girl, Gia Allemand, in favor of Nice Girl Tenley and Fun Girl (upgraded from Bad Girl) Vienna Girardi. Monday was also the always-ludicrous Fantasy Suite episode, wherein the Bachelor gets to test-drive all three models and the women act as though this is perfectly OK with them. Even Tenley, who has steered a reasonably straight path this season, got in on the insincerity. She wanted to be sure that Jake valued marriage to the same degree she did before proceeding into the Fantasy Suite with him. I guess if you’re both willing to pretend to be engaged to someone picked for you by TV producers, you do value it the same way.


Local Room Rate Review
The lodging experts at PKF Consulting report that Huntington Beach hotels in November … • 55% full vs. occupancy rates of 59% countywide. A year ago, Huntington Beach hotels were 62% full. • Average Huntington Beach room rates were -7% in a year and +20% vs. countywide pricing. • One critical measure of hotel financial health revenue per filled room,” known in the trade as “RevPar” = was -14% in the past year. Other details of the report… Region Surf City All OC Rate $156.52 $130.69 Chg. -7% -10% Occupancy 55% 59% Chg. -7% -5% Rev. chg. -14% -14%

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Hottest Men in the Kitchen
by Slashfood Editor, Catherine Donaldson-Evans rom the adorable, boy-next-door "Naked Chef" to the ruggedly handsome Bobby Flay and charming Aussie Curtis Stone, Slashfood rounds up the 10 most sizzling men in the food business. Warning: It's going to get hot in here. AP


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7. Marcus Samuelsson
At only 24 years old, the Ethiopian-born Marcus Samuelsson became the executive chef at New York City's revered restaurant Aquavit and went on to be the youngest ever to get a three-star review in The New York Times. The dashing Samuelsson, now 39, was a guest chef for President Obama's first state dinner in November and appeared on "Iron Chef America," but was defeated by Bobby Flay. He is married to model Gate Haile. The baby-faced chef with impeccable style certainly spices up our life. Petrina Tinslay

10. Jamie Oliver
Blond, boyish, British and usually clothed, Jamie Oliver rose to fame as the "Naked Chef" -though the sexy show name referred to how he stripped food down to its simplest forms, not to what he was or wasn't wearing. The married 34-year-old father of three has more recently been on a crusade to convert the overweight and junkfood-obsessed into healthy eaters in the soon-to-air ABC series, "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution." The effort recently reduced him to tears in the nation's fattest city, Huntington, W. Va. We love a sensitive man -- especially with an accent. FilmMagic.com

sugar-fueled with a streak of a mad scientist, Iuzzini will delight your sweet tooth. Iuzzini is the executive pastry chef of New York City's Jean-Georges, with a James Beard Award to boot. Known for his molecular gastronomic creations, Iuzzini smolders while creating the likes of strawberry leather and chocolate spaetzle. With eye candy like this, who needs dessert? Ida Mae Astute, ABC

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6. Tyler Florence
Hunky Tyler Florence grew up in South Carolina, where he went to cooking school before moving to New York City to work alongside some of the top chefs. The charismatic culinary whiz is now a Food Network star, hosting "How to Boil Water," "Food 911" and most recently "Tyler's Ultimate." The 38-year-old Florence is married with three children and has opened several kitchen supply shops and a restaurant in the San Francisco area. He may know "How to Boil Water," but the well-coiffed culinary artist certainly heats up the kitchen on his own. Bravo

9. Todd English
His star rose with his MediterraneanItalian restaurant, Olives, which won the 49-year-old accolades when it opened -- first in the Boston area and later in New York City and Las Vegas. The suave chef, named one of People's 50 most beautiful people in 2001, has hosted shows including "Food Trip with Todd English" on PBS. His reputation was tainted when health code violations shut some of his restaurants down and again when stories surfaced that he jilted his bride-to-be days before their wedding last fall. WireImage.com

Passionate ItalianAmerican chef Rocco DiSpirito became famous --and infamous – during his stint on one of the earliest reality cooking shows, NBC's "The Restaurant." The series, which followed the opening of his new venture Rocco's, had all the makings of good drama: fires in the kitchen, cat fights, love affairs. But, it blew up during a real-life battle over money between the 43-year-old chef and his financier. DiSpirito has since appeared on "Top Chef" and "Dancing With the Stars." Nevertheless, a good-looking Italian man who can cook? Now, that's amore. Ray Kachatorian

2. Curtis Stone
This 34-year-old Aussie worked at some of the top restaurants Down Under before traveling to Europe to expand his culinary horizons. The blue-eyed blond with surfer-boy good looks worked alongside some of London's premier chefs before returning to Australia to host the cooking-travel show "Surfing the Menu." He later starred in the American series "Take Home Chef" on TLC. Stone may hear those dreaded words "You're Fired!" now that he's signed on for Donald Trump's "The Celebrity Apprentice" this spring, but he'll always be the debonair CEO of our kitchen. "Take Home Chef" on-air or not, the front door's always open, Curtis ... Bravo 1. Sam Talbot Sam Talbot has been a food world hottie since he whipped out his...er, knives...as a finalist on season two of "Top Chef." He recently separated from his wife Paola Guerrero, a Columbian model and T-shirt designer, which means he's back on the market! Talbot is the executive chef at the popular Montauk restaurant, Surf Lodge. In 2010, he'll also man the kitchen at a New York City outpost of the Mondrian Hotel -- so if you're single Manhattanite with a foodie fetish, get thee to SoHo.

5. The Brothers Voltaggio
Double the Voltaggio, double the fun. As opposite as the comedy-tragedy mask, Michael and Bryan Voltaggio sous-vided their way into the hearts of viewers across America on the latest season of "Top Chef: Las Vegas." Bryan, 33, is executive chef and partner at VOLT in Frederick, Md. Younger brother Michael, 30, serves as Chef de Cuisine at Pasadena's The Dining Room at the Langham. There's a Voltaggio for every palate: If you prefer your boys "bad," tattooed and with a "Top Chef" title, Michael might tickle your taste buds. If you prefer the clean-cut, silent type, Bryan (albeit being married) might be your plat du jour. Getty Images

8. Bobby Flay
Specializing in grilling and Southwestern fusion cuisine, the ruggedly handsome Bobby Flay made a name for himself with his acclaimed New York City restaurants Mesa Grill, Bolo (which later closed) and Bar Americain. Educated at the French Culinary Institute, the 45-year-old celebrity chef has hosted seven shows on the Food Network, including the wildly popular "Throwdown! with Bobby Flay." He is married to the "Law & Order" actress Stephanie March. If you've got an affinity for redheads with a healthy dose of self-confidence, consider Flay the grill
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