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Volume 46 - No. 44 by Friedrich Gomez

As a professional magician, I am often asked if Harry Houdini was really that great. That question requires a qualified answer: As a straight conjuror or stage magician, I would answer no. But, as an escape artist, he was absolutely without equal, even to this day. If I had an opportunity to be able to meet and speak to any magician, past to present, it would have to be Harry Houdini. He was not only world renowned as an escape artist, and a foremost authority on locks and locking mechanisms in general, but he was very intelligent on different levels: he was a pioneer aviator, movie star, owned his own movie studios, was fluent in four languages, and wellread on a variety of topics – all of which separates him, immediately, from any other conjurer, past to present. But purely as an escapologist, he had no peer.

Like Albert Einstein in science, Houdini often thought ‘outside the box’ in regards to ingenious methods of picking locks and extricating himself from different constraints.

It takes one’s breath away just how far he would go in hiding various devices, keys, and assorted picks to secretly open locks with. Yes, there were standard methods he employed, such as when he had doctors examine him in ‘strip searches’ while he was completely naked, prior to a jail cell escape. He initially would have no place to conceal a device for picking locks when a bona fide doctor would examine him thoroughly headto-foot, and leaving no body cavity unchecked. In such a scenario, he would shake hands with the physician and pat him on the back, leaving a lock-pick stuck with adhesive on the good doctor’s backside. After a thorough examination, Houdini would thank the attending physician and – once more -- pat him on the back as the good doctor made his exit. It was the final pat on the doctor’s backside that Houdini, secretly, retrieved the lock pick mechanism back into his possession. However, this method was not always infallible and if the attending physician was not within range to pat on the back The The Paper Paper -- 760.747.7119 760.747.7119

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again (to retrieve Houdini’s key or pick), the great escape artist was up a creek.

This is when Houdini’s mind left planet Earth, and took a quantum leap into the unknown.

A very rare Houdini secret – even today among professional magicians – was a most mindboggling method of concealing a device for picking locks. As a

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magician, this is the first time I am exposing this secret in a nonmagical publication.

The secret of concealment by Houdini in sometimes hiding his lock-pick is an exercise in advanced-thinking which causes us to marvel at his ingenuity. It is extremely difficult to comprehend how Houdini even thought of this method over 90 years ago today – but, it only further

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reveals how truly great he was in his thinking process.

Here’s the method: Houdini knew that doctors would scrutinize in searching every fiber, every body cavity – even looking down his throat with a flashlight – to make certain he had nothing hidden from them. This left the great escape artist with no place to hide his secret key. Or so everyone thought.

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Left with no other recourse, Houdini practiced endlessly with lowering a small piece of raw potato attached to a string, partially down his throat, till he would – automatically – gag if it went down too far. This ‘gag reflex’ which all humans have was a challenge for him. So, little by little he lowered the piece of raw potato on a string till he could lower it farther down his throat – still occasionally gagging and forcing it back up. Houdini reached the point where the piece of potato could be lowered way down the throat without gagging (just as many sword-swallowers do in circuses). While the small, raw piece of potato was still on the string, Houdini would bring it up slowly – forcing himself to regurgitate it, till it reached his hand. Once he mastered this, he was able to lower the piece of potato (this time without the string), slowly swallowing it (without the gag reflex) and leave it there – deep in the recesses of his esophagus (too deep to be seen by any doctor using a flashlight). Houdini then placed a small pick inside the raw potato (to prevent the pick from cutting his throat lining) and slowly lowered it with his controlled swallowing, inch-by-inch, without it being attached to any string. Later, he would regurgi-

Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Patience of a Grandfather…

A woman in a supermarket is following a grandfather and his badly behaved 3year-old grandson.

It's obvious to her that he has his hands full with the child screaming for candy in the candy aisle, cookies in the cookie aisle and for fruit, cereal and soda in the other aisles.

Meanwhile, Grandpa is working his way around, saying in a controlled voice, "Easy William, we won't be long . . . easy, boy."

Another outburst and she hears the grandpa calmly say, "It's okay, William, just a couple more minutes and we'll be out of here. Hang in there, boy"

At the checkout, the little terror is throwing items out of the cart and Grandpa says again in a controlled voice, "William, William, relax buddy, don't get upset. We'll be home in five minutes, stay cool, William." Very impressed, the woman goes outside where the grandfather is loading

tate it upwards and retrieve the pick.

This thinking, and this methodology, even by today’s standards is beyond the ability of most magicians to even imagine – let alone accomplish.

Unless one is aware of these secret feats, Houdini’s greatness can only be partially glimpsed, without full recognition.

Physically, Houdini was a marvel who controlled his muscles to the point of being a high-level contortionist, which aided in his ability to release himself from various constraints, such as straitjackets.

Nevertheless, Houdini was only mortal and, occasionally, a most embarrassing set of circumstances would develop. It happened at the Savoy Hotel in Kansas City. Houdini was at the hotel lobby making a phone call when a traveling salesperson by the name of E. P. Wilkins recognized Houdini in the telephone booth. Wilkins hot-footed it to the lobby reservation desk and obtained the key to the phone booth which Houdini was in. The salesman locked the phone booth from the outside causing Houdini to rant, kick, and yell while trapped inside. The overly loud commotion and crowd gathering around the phone cubicle drew the hotel manager’s attention whereupon he had the phone booth door unlocked. his groceries and the boy into the car. She says to the elderly man, "It's none of my business, but you were amazing in there. I don't know how you did it. That whole time you kept your composure, and no matter how loud and disruptive he got, you just calmly kept saying 'things would be okay.' William is very lucky to have you as his grandpa."

"Thanks," said the grandpa, "but I'm William. The little jerk’s name is Kevin.” The Bathtub Test

During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in a Care Home?"

"Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub." "Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup."

"No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near a window?” ••••• (Will Rogers who died in a 1935 plane crash in Alaska with bush pilot, Wiley Post, was one of the greatest political country/cowboy sages this country has ever known.) Some of his sayings:


First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Ever since that incident, the world-famous escapologist kept one foot firmly planted outside the door whenever making a call from a phone booth.

Over 90 years have ensued since he died in 1926 and yet Houdini remains the most powerful and most recognized name in the world of magic, today. No other magician -- short of Merlin himself -- even laps his historic legacy. There is no one remotely close enough to even stand in his long shadow. Houdini certainly has no shortage of detractors among magicians. Some guilty of hidden professional jealousy, no doubt. Others carp that he had great faults. All human beings have great faults. Those who attest otherwise are relegated to the humorous line: “Those people who think they are perfect really upset those us who really are!” So, the question remains – whereupon does Houdini’s immortality and greatness rest? Because, like it or not, he remains unchallenged as the most famous magician that ever breathed air. This does not sit well with some people, especially some magicians. Yet, his name remains immovable as the most recognized, the most celebrated, in all magical history (which extends back over 7,000 years, possibly longer). Harry Houdini. The mere mention of his name conjures up a

Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved. Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth, think of algebra … Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks. Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it’s such a nice change from being young. Eight ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable and relaxed. Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf.

And, finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old. Time Gets Better With Age

I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing "Silent Night." Age 5

I've learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my broccoli either. Age 7 I've learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back. Age 9

I've learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up again. Age 12

kaleidoscope of images and meanings that seem as boundless as the man himself. In the entire sweep of human history, and especially entertainment, Houdini occupies a secure place in the consciousness of the general populace, on a worldwide level. His magical career is a classic example of what many of today’s entertainers refer to as a ‘cross-over hit.’ He was the world’s first, true “superstar,’ whose celebrity cut across most cultural boundaries, unlike opera singers, music composers, or literary icons whose prose were not always well received internationally. Will Rogers, America’s beloved satirical genius, sized him up as “The greatest showman of our time – by far!” Ireland’s Nobel laureate, playwright, and social commentator, George Bernard Shaw, went even further when he evaluated Houdini as one of the three most renowned individuals in the world! At his zenith, he was a pioneer aviator (one of the first to conquer flight over Australian skies on a controlled aircraft), inventor, author, and the Grand Inquisitor to the world of Spiritualism. He virtually lived on the front pages of cosmopolitan newspapers.

Unless one lived during his age, it is difficult for contemporaries

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I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up. Age 14 I've learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad my parents are strict with me. Age 15

I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice. Age 24 I've learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures. Age 26

I've learned that wherever I go, the world's worst drivers have followed me there. Age 29 I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it. Age 30 I've learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don't know how to show it. Age 42

I've learned that you can make someone's day by simply sending them a little note. Age 44 I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his or her need to cast blame on others. Age 46

I've learned that children and grandparents are natural allies. Age 47

I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on and it will be better tomorrow. Age 48 I've learned that singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spirits for hours. Age 49


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Meetings/Events Calendar

One Free Ride for Vista Veterans During November - In honor of our veterans, and Veteran’s Day, the Gloria McClellan Center’s Out and About Transportation Program is offering City of Vista Veterans, ages 60 years and older, one free ride during the month of November. For information or to sign up, call 760.639.6161. Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day at San Marcos Senior Activity Center - The City of San Marcos will host Veterans Day at the Senior Activity Center, at 111 Richmar Ave., San Marcos, 92069, at 10:45am on Thursday, November 9th. Enjoy patriotic music provided by The Music Men Chorus followed by a delicious lunch served promptly at 11:30am. Please RSVP one day in advance. Cost of lunch for guests 60+ is a $4 suggested donation and

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to feel the true pulse and vibrancy of his influence, as when he walked the Earth.

During his day he was the number one box office draw as a live performer on the vaudeville stage. In 1920, he set an unprecedented record as the highest-paid solo entertainer when he earned the staggering sum of $3,750 a week at the London Palladium! Even by today’s 2017 standard, that would be a gargantuan weekly paycheck. Houdini’s weekly salary of $3,750 a week at the London Palladium back in 1920 would be the equivalent of earning over $47,000 a week today! In his heyday, his annual income was more than double that of the U.S. President!

Ever the quipster, Houdini once said about all this fanfare: “With due modesty, I recognize no one as my peer.” Humor reminiscent of Oscar Wilde.

As a movie star he not only acted in several Hollywood feature films, such as “The Grim Game” for Paramount Aircraft Pictures (1919), but he eventually wrote, produced, and created his own Houdini Picture Corporation.

Born Erik Weisz, in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, on March 24, 1874, the scion of a

Special Veterans Day Displays at History Museum - The Valley Center History Museum will be open on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, with a special one-day expansion of its popular salute to local veterans titled "Honoring Our Local Heroes". Military memorabilia, currently in the museum archives, will be added to a display that includes historic documents, medals, uniforms, dog tags, citations, an original Civil War discharge certificate issued at Appomattox in 1865, and profiles of 12 local residents who served in the Civil War. Visitors will also see tributes to Captain Lester Rice, commanding officer of the legendary aircraft carrier, USS Valley Forge; Navy master diver A. Ken Hartle who brought up downed ships and aircraft at Pearl Harbor; and Captain William Roe, organizer of the California State Guard after whom Camp Roe in Valley Center was named. A huge banner created in 1947 by Beatrice Bates to honor local World War II veterans hangs over the exhibition. The museum at 29200 Cole Grade Road is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit or call 760.749.2993. LSM Democratic Club Meeting – The meeting of the Lake San Marcos Democratic Club will be held on Saturday, November 11, starting at 12:30pm with social, followed by the guest speaker from 1-2pm. There will be coffee and snacks. The guest speaker will be Nate Fairman, who will familiarize us with the labor movement in San Diego area and develop the communication channels. Since the dawn of the industrial age, Labor Unions have played a

Jewish rabbi, his early beginnings lost no time in becoming shrouded in mystery. As a young child he was brought to Appleton, Wisconsin. After their arrival, ironically, it was Houdini’s mother, Cecilia Weisz (formerly, Miss Steiner), who began the Man of Mystery’s enigmatic life. After their Wisconsin settlement, she arbitrarily claimed Appleton as his place of birth, and April 6 as his birthday. It has been asserted that she wanted to jettison her son’s Hungarian birth so that young Erik would assimilate quicker, thinking he was American, not an immigrant’s son. Diary recordings reveal that Harry was particularly close to his mother, as her motive for his acclimation into the New World was never applied to his siblings.

In a letter to his brother, Theo, Houdini vowed to continue his mother’s observance of his April 6 birthday, and Appleton as his place of origin. This devotion to his mother’s wishes began the first of many mysteries of Harry Houdini’s life. In subsequent interviews, as an adult, this misled many newspapers and other publications to print both his birthplace and birthday, erroneously.

The man of mystery left a trail of controversy and puzzlement from cradle to grave. Like the consummate illusionist, his life

major role in our social and political life, and fought for benefits taken for granted today, such as overtime pay, child labor laws, and basic workplace safety protections. Nate, a high-voltage journeyman lineman by trade, is President of the newly chartered Labor Democratic Club, and is Business Manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 465. He is also on the Executive Board of the San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council, and Fellow of San Diego County Leadership Alliance. The meeting is held at the Conference Center in Lake San Marcos, 1105 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos, 92078. Visit the website at For directions, call 760.752.1035 or email

COGG Meeting is November 14 – On Tuesday, November 14th, the Conservative Order for Good Government (COGG) will meet, starting at 11:30am at the Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Country Club Parkway, San Diego, 92128. The program will be given by Brad W. Dacus, Esq, who in 1997 founded and serves as president of Pacific Justice Institute. He will discuss and comment on numerous issues which pertain to the ongoing changes of our culture and society occurring at the local, state, and national levels. He and his associates are committed to faith and justice, working to protect parental rights and religious freedom. A buffet lunch will be served; Cost for non-members is $25/person. Contact Barry Wolfert at

“Dine and Discover” at San Marcos Senior Activity Center The City of San Marcos will host “Dine and Discover” at the Senior Activity Center located at 111 Richmar Ave., San Marcos, 92069, at

became difficult to separate fantasy from reality.

Sir Winston Churchill once made a celebrated remark about Russia on a radio broadcast in 1939 that could very easily apply to Harry Houdini’s life: “A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”

There have been legions of books and several films on the life of this great showman, so the intent of this article is to delve into those aspects which are less well-known to the casual observer. However, some prominent points of reference must be made to give a somewhat clear overview of the man’s life.

Specifics regarding Houdini continue to be as elusive as his escapes. For instance, several esteemed scholars disagree on such rudiments as his height, etc. Some biographers give his height as 5’ 2.” Other sources estimate him as 5’ 7” tall. Referencing photographs where Houdini is standing next to famous individuals is of no help as Houdini would use various tricks to appear taller, such as standing on his toes or using a variety of lifts in his shoes. Credence tends to favor his physical stature as 5’ 5” – and that remains the most authoritative estimate. Why are such details of importance? Primarily because accurate minutiae is a vital barometer in the overall accuracy of any pur-

10:30am on Wednesday, November 15. Please join us in welcoming City Manager, Jack Griffin, as he kicks-off the first “Dine and Discover”. Learn from the staff leader how the City of San Marcos is managed. Please RSVP one day in advance. Cost of lunch for guests 60+ is a $4 suggested donation, and guests under 60 is a $5 fee. For more information, or to RSVP, call 760.744.5535 or visit

Center to Hold Free Music Appreciation Presentation - A music appreciation presentation is offered to those lovers and newcomers of classical music interested in learning to listen to, appreciate, and enjoy classical music. Presentations include state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, giving the attendee an unforgettable “front row seat in the auditorium” experience. Held at the Gloria McClellan Center at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista on Wednesday, November 15, from 1pm-3:15pm. Free and no registration required! Hosted by Hank Presutti. For information, call 760643-5288 or email Organ Concert on Sunday, November 19 - On Sunday November 19, at 3:30 pm, the First United Methodist Church, 341 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, will host an organ concert by Dr. Michael Munson. This concert is part of the church's annual Music Series. Dr. Munson will perform works by Hayden, Bach, and Moller, as well as his own composition "Tango Flute and Organ." No tickets are required; a free-will offering will be accepted. A reception will follow the program. Dr. Munson has been the organist at First United Methodist since 2006.

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suit. And secondly – and perhaps, as importantly – the general populace wishes to be so informed. It is highly democratic to give the people what they wish to know. Worldwide interest in Harry Houdini – even to this day – seems to substantiate this ‘craving for detail.’ As so often happens when the early immigrants came to America, immigration officials sometimes officiated their names phonetically, i.e. as it sounds, rather than how it should be properly spelled. Houdini’s birth name, Erik Weisz, was recorded at his port of entry as Ehrich Weiss.

Young Ehrich was often called by a pet name, Ehrie. To the indiscriminate ear, Ehrie sounds like “Harry,” and so the evolution was a subtle one: “Harry” Weiss. But even this name transformation was only temporary. The young Ehrich Weiss soon became enamored with the great French illusionist, Jean Eugene RobertHoudin, after reading the great magician’s autobiography. So entranced was Harry that he wanted to become like Houdin, himself. A close friend (erroneously) told the smitten Ehrich that if he only added the letter “i” to Houdin, it would signify “like,” in the French language. Wanting to be like his idol,

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Local News

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Arrest Made in Xanax Sales Case at Rincon Middle School

On October 2th, six children at Rincon Middle School (aged 1113 years old) were found to have taken Xanax at lunch time. Two of the children were taken to the Emergency Room for treatment and one was taken to Urgent Care. All six children have fully recovered and have no lasting effects. The suspect was identified as a 13 year old male who also attends Rincon Middle School. On Monday, October 31, after a thorough investigation, officers from the Escondido Police Department arrested the 13 year old student for Sales/Distribution of Narcotics/Illegal Substances and later released him into the custody of his parents. Anyone with information related to this case should contact School Resource Officer Steve Higgins at (760) 839-4946.

In September, five students at San Pasqual High School in Escondido became ill after taking pills that authorities believe to be Xanax. A month later, two other groups of Escondido students — from Rincon Middle

School and Del Lago Academy — were also sickened after apparently taking the prescription drug. In the San Pasqual High School case, all five students were suspended for five days and ordered to undergo drug treatment, Escondido Union High School District Spokeswoman Karyl O’Brien said, and on Sept. 28, police arrested two other 15-year-old male students for allegedly selling the drugs to classmates, and referred the cases to juvenile court for review. At Rincon, the students — a mix of boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 13 — later became sick in class.

One student was taken to Palomar Medical Center for treatment. Murphy said the 13year-old male student who supplied the pills was arrested on a drug sales charge and released to the custody of his parents. Oceanside Sets Rules for Drones

The city of Oceanside has set some rules for flying drones in seems to be the most troublesome as it requires you to walk about the neighborhood scratching your . . . well, backside.

They burrow under the skin and go crazy. They are about 10 times more “itchy” than a mosquito bite.

My first reaction?

“Lawdy, all them folks at the concert gonna get chiggers on their backsides!” Fortunately, for Californians, there are very few chiggers in California . . . thus we all presumably have next to pristine backsides.

Those of us who grew up in the midwest are very familiar with chiggers.

Chiggers are microscopic little insects, barely visible to the naked eye. They are red in color and are a royal pain in the backside. Multiple times. While chiggers may attack anywhere on that beautiful body of yours the backside

Police Lt. Aaron Doyle told Oceanside City Council members at a meeting Wednesday. that his department “simply wants to establish some protocols so we can be sure people are safe.” The Federal Aviation Administration also sets regulations for drones, but those rules are administrative and can’t be enforced by local police.

Oceanside’s proposal would require operators to get a permit before flying drones over the beach, the pier and a few other places. Among other restrictions, it would require drones to remain within the operator’s line of sight, outside the flight path of any occupied aircraft, and only operate during daylight. Oceanside City Council members unanimously supported the proposal, which would be effective 30 days after a second presentation to the council expected later this year.

grantmakers just may smile and spread some green on the city of Escondido.

The details are in the weekly column penned by Escondido Councilmember Olga Diaz. Help out if you can.

And don’t be worrying about no chiggers. ••••• lA Memorable Halloween

Letters to the Editor Lyle,

City Library

Browsing the Social Butterfly's items in the current issue of The Paper I was drawn to the headline "Lively Conversation at Escondido Public Library's Death Cafe." Silly me, I first thought it dealt with the demise of that popular spot ... but not so, simply death.

However, I do hope that citizens who campaigned so hard for 'home rule' of the library will be able to gather for a real coffee to thank the current staff for their service before the library transitions from a civic jewel to a commercial enterprise /s/Tony Widgery Escondido Please send Letters to the Editor to:

Our own Friedrich Gomez, whom I already knew to be something of a rascal, had gone out and gotten an absolutely beautiful (and probably expensive) blond wig . . . had dressed up in a black outfit . . .black gloves, and even had applied lipstick.

She was beautiful! I mean . . . He was beautiful! See for yourself:

I was hard at work in my office whenthe doorbell rang and I was advised there was someone here to see me.

Man About Town

I remember when I first moved to Escondido back in 1970 I read an announcement about a wonderful event. It was called “Symphony on the Green” and it was being held in Rancho Bernardo.

public places, the result of recent incidents, including one that injured a beachgoer.

I went to the foyer and saw two costumed individuals, neither of whom I recognized. They are more prevalent in the southeast and midwest, where it is often hot and humid. We get hot here . . but not much humidity. Chiggers, which are mites, may exist in California but are in limited number. Where am I going with this information?

Well, it just so happens that there is a possibility of another “Symphony on the Green” being held in Escondido. Not just symphonies but “music in the park.” Great entertainment opportunity. And ya doesn’t even has to worry about them chiggers!

If you will turn to page 10 of this here newspaper you’ll find the details of how you can help secure funding for $25,000 in a grant that could well be awarded to Escondido . . . but they need your help. And all you need to do is vote, online. If enough of us do, the

One, a male, wore a Hawaiian grass skirt, a Hawaiian shirt, straw hat and the ever popular coconut shell bra. The other was a tall, willowy blonde, with one of those black masks that cover the eyes and part of the nose. “And who is it I’m talking to,” I asked.

The male answered, “Lyle, it’s me, Carlos Ambriz.” I know Carlos; have met him, know him to be a Purple Heart veteran and close friend of our brilliant writer, Friedrich Gomez. I turned to the beautiful blonde and asked, “And just who might you be?”

The words no sooner left my mouth than my brain kicked in and made the connection, just as the beautiful blonde said . . . “Lyle, it’s me! Friedrich!” And so it was.

Compare to the “real” Friedrich Gomez!

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Houdin, Harry quickly added the ‘i” and subsequently became “Houdini.” Later in life, much of the fabrication that surrounded him was of his own making.

Houdini’s friends were names out of a Who’s Who book. One of his closest admirers was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, distinguished author of the Sherlock Holmes books. The British writer was forever convinced that Houdini possessed supernatural powers; a claim that Houdini denounced as totally untrue. It was Sir Conan Doyle’s wife, Lady Doyle, that caused Houdini to become even more derisive about so-called spiritualists – mediums who claimed to make contact with the dead. This, despite the fact that a young Harry Houdini performed as a spiritualist earlier in his career. Regarding Lady Doyle, a rather uncomfortable episode transpired for the now-established escape artist when she showed Houdini a demonstration of “spirit writing,” wherein she claimed to be an intermediary between Houdini and his deceased mother, Cecilia Weisz. When Lady Doyle wrote a message that she said came from his beloved mother, from the spirit world, Houdini became perturbed. The alleged message

ed his lance, not at windmills, but at the charlatans who paraded as genuine mediums. Spiritualism was all the rage in 1920s America and Europe. So much so that even Sir Arthur Conon Doyle supplanted his Catholicism for Spiritualism, which had its genesis in the 1840s. Doyle and Houdini soon became estranged.

from the Great Beyond was ‘written’ in English, stating that Mrs. Weisz was happy and for her son not to be despondent. The message was accompanied by a Christian cross, which further caused Houdini discomfort. Mrs. Weisz was obviously of the Jewish faith, the wife of a rabbi, and would never have included any Christian symbol. Neither would she have written anything in English. German was her first language and she both spoke and wrote German to him, having very little knowledge of the English language, as did her husband, Rabbi Mayer Samuel Weisz, who was from the German Reform Judaism faith. Rabbi Weisz was fluent in three languages: German, Hebrew, and Hungarian. English was never mastered.

Houdini’s attachment to his mother was towering. Her name would not be allowed to be desecrated in the name of Spiritualism. This was the woman who some say even occupied a tier above Houdini’s own wife, Bess (Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner). When his mother died, at age 72, when Houdini was away from her performing in Copenhagen, Denmark, he physically collapsed, unconscious, upon reading the cablegram telling of her passing in the States.

Little did Lady Doyle realize that her escapade as a spiritualist-medium – who claimed to have made contact with Mrs. Weisz – would help set into motion a crusade against Spiritualism, spearheaded by Harry Houdini himself. The profane involvement of his mother’s name on such fraudulent terms vexed him to the point that he became relentless in exposing fake spiritualists from coast to coast. Houdini viewed such undertakings as insidious, causing many a grieving widow (and widower) to be misled, exploited, and often fleeced of their fortunes.

Prior to this sailing, his mother kissed him and told him in German: “Ehrich, vielleicht bin ich nicht da wenn du zuruck kommst.” (Translation: “Ehrich, perhaps I won’t be here when you return.”) She had uttered this before, but this time it came to fruition. Houdini’s diary reveals the agony he endured. Long afterward, he would routinely visit her burial place, lying face-down upon her gravesite, speaking gently to her in revered tones. That Houdini was, in street vernacular, a “Mama’s Boy,” is something he

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couch, reading his fan mail, two McGill University students visited him. One was an artist who was busying sketching a portrait of the great showman, when a third visitor arrived, by the name of J. Gordon Whitehead. It has been said that Whitehead was an amateur pugilist who was curious as to Houdini’s ability to withstand solid punches to his midsection. Houdini had demonstrated this on previous occasions while lecturing on the importance of maintaining one’s physical fitness.

Whitehead inquired if the great magician would demonstrate to him how his abdominal muscles could withstand such a punch. Houdini acquiesced. Putting aside his fan mail, the great showman began his ascent from a reclining position on the couch. Not fully erect, and still not prepared on bracing his midsection, Whitehead unleashed a barrage of vicious punches! So ferocious were the punches that the other students thought Whitehead to have lost his senses! They were about to intervene when Houdini called them off. Sadly, the damage had already been done, but Houdini – by sheer physical fortitude – refused to let on. He had a show to commit to, and his stubbornness stayed on. By curtain time, the pain to his stomach worsened. Somehow, he preserved through the entire show. Finally, the searing burn of internal damage had risen to the point where he confessed all to his wife, Bess. Incredibly, he traveled under his own power to Detroit for the next engagement – but barely. A doctor had been wired ahead to attend to him. Stubbornly, Houdini went directly to the Garrick Theatre where he was booked to perform, overseeing and helping set up his magic props. He had to lie on the floor of his dressing room, as his strength and constitution evaporated. A Dr. Leo Drezka was waiting at the Statler Hotel in vain, and finally found Houdini at the theatre. Dr. Drezka, upon examining him, urged him to be hospitalized immediately! He refused.

When told the house was full, Houdini said he would not disappoint those who came to see him. Like a game cock that knows not when to quit, the renowned escape artist limped to the floodlights to welcome the assemblage. Sheer willpower alone carried him through his paces and when intermission came, he staggered and fell to the floor out of view of the audience. Perspiration rolled off his face and his fever rose to 104. He was getting worse fast, and he fought the inexorable advancement of internal poisoning.

What transpired next has puzzled the medical profession as well as biographers: Houdini somehow returned to the stage to complete the second half of

the show – though at times his assistants had to take over as the debilitating pain prevented him from raising his arms! His stubbornness was his undoing. He was finally taken to the hospital. Dr. Charles S. Kennedy performed emergency surgery, extricating his badly ruptured appendix on October 25. Seventy-two hours of poisoning had already started its lethal work prior to the surgery. Streptococcus peritonitis set-in during post-op. A frantic second surgery was performed on October 29, but the toll was too much for even Houdini to endure. Sadly, he whispered to his wife, Bess, that he was tired of fighting, and that he felt his worsening condition would finally get the better of him. It did.

At precisely 1:26 p.m., on Sunday, October 31, 1926, at Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, the greatest escape artist the world has ever known failed to escape his final challenge. In everything Houdini did, he did in unprecedented style: his funeral was in New York at the Elk’s Lodge Ballroom, a stone’s throw from Broadway, the Great White Way, where all aspiring entertainers yearn to be. And he was supremely proud of his dexterity in manipulating a deck of cards; he was once billed as “The King of Cards,” a title he took great pride in. He died at age 52, the exact number of playing cards in a deck, the quintessential prop of all magicians. Even his exit from this world was in typical Houdini style: he passed away on the most magical and supernatural day on the calendar, Halloween. And his funeral drew a standing-roomonly crowd of over two thousand people – even unto death, he was a showman to the end.

From today’s perspective, we often lose sight of how much he challenged the standards of his time. He was photographed almost totally in the nude with only shackles adorning him. It was a sly way for Houdini to sell the ‘forbidden fruit’ of nudity to early 1900s America, in an age where full-body bathing suits were the order of the day for both women and men. Houdini had no equal in self-promotion and he made world headlines doing it. His mystique was so extraordinary that legendary French actress, Sarah Bernhardt, once pleaded with him to restore her amputated leg. Despite his denials of such powers, her persistence brought tears to Houdini’s eyes. Though it is true that the great magician created much of his own myth, he stopped short of ever claiming supernatural powers at the height of his celebrity.

Despite these denials, there were others who swore to their grave, that they had witnessed Houdini’s other-worldly powers. J. Hewat McKenzie, president

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of the College of Psychic Science in Britain, claimed to have witnessed Houdini’s supernatural prowess when escaping from a confinement. McKenzie swore that while standing at the wings, backstage, at one of Houdini’s performances, he saw the mystical showman ooze out of a huge canister that he was confined in (curtained off from the viewing audience), and then he reshaped himself back into human form. To his death, McKenzie never recanted his story. Such pronouncements were scoffed at by Houdini but they nevertheless prevailed with large segments of society. Such was his impact on the consciousness of the world. Ninety years after his death, he is still the paramount name in magic.

There is only one archival audiosource that exists of Harry Houdini’s voice. It was duly recorded in Flatbush, New York, on October 29, 1914, on what is called an Edison wax cylinder. Six cylinders in all comprise his voice recordings. His beloved sister, Gladys, is heard on one recording, in a poem recitation. Houdini repeats the poem in German.

That Houdini was ego-driven is axiomatic. Most Type-A personalities are. Like all mortals, he had both a good side and a bad one. To report his faults is fine; to ‘exploit’ them would be to rob him of his humanity on unreal-

tions. In North San Diego, the Escondido campus of the SD Humane Society, recently merged with Project Wildlife and the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), cares for pets and injured or sick wildlife. In Ramona, The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center focuses on the rehabilitation of predators, including bobcats, coyotes and hawks. The Center rehabilitates over 500 animals each year, releasing them back to the wild when possible. Sunshine Haven in Riverside also rescues wildlife, including native reptiles.

These outstanding local organizations are mainly staffed by volunteers dedicated to nurturing native wildlife in this region. They add an appreciation for our distinct wildlife and help them to survive. If you have time, you may consider volunteering and getting to know more about your backyard friends! Minority Floor Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.

istic terms. All in life is imperfect.

Houdini cuts a wide swath. His life tugs at the heartstrings. This little Jewish boy, born in Budapest, Hungary, brought to America in his mother’s arms – only to suffer extreme early poverty – grew up to become so dominant in his chosen profession that his name was entered into the 1920 edition of Funk and Wagnall’s popular dictionary as a verb: “hou’di-niz,” defined as: “to release or extricate oneself from confinement, bonds, or the like . . . “ He was, and is now, the very personification of mystery, and magic, and the elusive dream we all chase after in life. He lived the American dream.

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He is on the faculty at Palomar College where he currently teaches beginning and applied piano and organ. He is a Life Member of the American Guild of Organists and Past Dean of the Palomar Chapter. He has concertized in the eastern United States and Europe, most recently performing in Denmark this past summer. Giving Tuesday, November 28th – North County Lifeline “Giving Tuesday” will be on November 28th; a day when you can be the Lifeline for those in need by donating to Lifeline’s Adopt-a-Family campaign. Your donation will directly support families in need; low income families with gifts and basic need items. You can contribute to a family’s well-being by donating today or on Tuesday, November 28th. North County Lifeline, 3142 Vista Way, Suite 400, Oceanside, CA 92056. Craft Fair Planned at San Marcos Senior Activity Center - The City of San Marcos will host a Craft Fair at the Senior Activity Center, 111 Richmar Ave., San Marcos, 92069, on Wednesday, December 6, from 9am to 1pm. The event will feature crafts such as knitted and crocheted goods, handmade cards, and jewelry. For more information, call 760.744.5535 or visit

Escondido Chamber to Hold “Community in Unity” Event – The 7th Annual Community in Unity will be held on Thursday, December 7, from 5:30-8pm, at the Escondido City Hall Rotunda/fountain area, 201 N. Broadway. This launches the Holiday Season with local cuisine, specialty desserts, crafted spirits, holiday entertainment, and a collection of toys and pajamas. Guests are encouraged to bring unwrapped toys for the Escondido Police Department’s Children’s Christmas Party and pajamas (front opening only) for Rady Children’s Hospital. Infants (0-2) and teens (13-17) are always the hardest to shop for and often the most left out. Suggested gift ideas for infants are educational toys; Disney; Sesame Street, Lullaby or sing along CD’s, books; pj’s. For teens, (13-17) (boys and girls) gift cards, personal hygiene sets, hair dryers, curling irons, family games, cameras, fuzzy pj’s. Tickets: $25 if purchased by December 4th, and $35 after December 4th; can be purchased online at or at the Chamber office, 720 No. Broadway; Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm and Friday 10am-1pm. Contact information, or 760.745.2125.

3rd Annual Arts N’ Crafts Fair – On Saturday, December 9, from 9am to 2pm, the Chalice UU Church will hold their 3rd Annual Arts n’ Crafts Fair at the church, 2324 Miller Ave., Escondido. This Fair is open to the public. There will be all types of arts and crafts represented; photography (framed, unframed, cards, other); jewelry, all kinds and styles, hand-crafted; a children’s book, “The Mendings of Merelda Manypockets,” by Jodi Ember Roney, who will be there. Crochet, knitted, and quilted crafts, specialty items such as hat bands, key chains and bookmarks, to mention a few. There will be sand art, holiday items, tie-dye t-shirts, pottery, a children’s scrap-making craft project, children’s arts n’ crafts too. Slime? It will be there. Hope to see you there!

Garden of Lights at Botanic Garden in Encinitas – From

December 2-23 and 26-30, after the sun goes down, the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland – Southern California style! More than 125,000 sparkling lights illuminate the flora of this 37-acre urban oasis each evening from 59pm for a magical holiday experience. Bring the family and enjoy the Garden at night as lights illuminate several areas, Lawn Garden, Tropical Rainforest, Waterfall Deck, Undersea Succulent Garden, Eucalyptus Grove, Seeds of Wonder (children’s area) and Bamboo Garden, containing the nation’s largest collection of bamboo. The Garden of Lights is the annual gift to the San Diego community, and includes local blues and jazz bands, and family-friendly activities. Horse-drawn wagon rides, hot mulled wine, snow for sledding and holiday carolers (all on selected evenings); Nutcracker display, holiday crafts, spin art, entertainment every night, and visits with Santa (December 2-23), Food from Red Oven Artisanal Pizza and Pasta, and hot coffee and treats from the Feel Good Coffee Cart will be available.

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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

"All I was told was that 'there are two aircraft and each had to be modified to carry a 'very heavy object,'" Baer recalled. "I was told what I was working on was 'more than top-secret.' It was the most important job I would ever have."

The two B-29 bombers took their turn on the huge scales in the hangar. Baer's job was to tell other engineers where in the fuselage to place the bomb rack. The first bomber would have to be fitted for a 10,000-pound "object;" the second one, a 9,000-pound payload.

Two Very Heavy Loads

The late Clarence Baer of Oceanside was a young Army Air Corps officer during World War II with a mission difficult to explain. When asked what he did, his reply was: "I served in the United States Army Chair Corps." Although he never heard a shot fired in anger, Baer had a key role in ending the war, even though at the time he didn't know he was doing it.

Baer said no B-29, which was the biggest bomber during the war, had ever carried a bomb load of that much weight. "It didn't take very long for me to do the work, maybe a few weeks, he said. "We didn't have computers back then. I had to work out everything on a mechanical calculator and a slide ruler." And then one night the two B-29s disappeared.

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"He told me he had a job for me at Wright Field as a weights and balance officer," Baer recalled. "With war clouds looming in Europe I figured it was a good opportunity to get in on the ground floor, so to speak, so I told him I'd go." When he arrived at Wright Field, Baer was assigned to the Weight Branch. While Baer's work in the Army Air Corps didn't seem that exciting, it had its moments. Basically, it was his job to calculate and design heavy loads for planes, especially bombers, so they could get off the ground safely and fly properly. One day in mid-1945, Captain Baer was told to report to a Wright Field hangar where two B-29 Superfortress bombers awaited. He knew these weren't just any bombers, but no one was saying why they were special.

after the war ended that Baer figured out he had designed the bomb loads for the Enola Gay and Bock’s Car, the two planes that carried the atomic bombs dropped on Japan. The Enola Gay carried "Little Boy," the 9,000-pounder; Bock’s Car (named for its pilot, Fredrick C. Bock) carried "Fat Man," a 10,000-pound device.

Army Air Corps Col. Paul Tibbett, the pilot of the Enola Gay (named for his mother), said the following about the 9,000-pound weight of "Little Boy" as it was dropped over Hiroshima:

"We were carrying such weight that when the bomb was released, the Enola Gay shot up so fast that my pilot's seat hit my ass with such tremendous force, I thought I was going to be thrown through the top of the plane."

When asked if he had any guilt for his part in the two atomic blasts, Baer shook his head and replied, "No. I actually feel good about it because I helped save a lot of lives -- including Japanese lives. Those bombs brought a quick end to the war," he concluded.

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Escondido Art Association’s “Celebrate Grand Escondido” Winners Announced – EAA held its Reception and Awards Presentation for the 3nd Annual “Celebrate Grand Escondido” 2-D Art Show recently at the Artists Gallery at 121 W. Grand Avenue. A total of $1,000 in award money, plus free entries to future shows, was presented to the winners in four categories as follows: Best of Show ($150) was awarded to Kathy Aldrich for her acrylic painting entitled “Little Artist at Escondido Street Faire”. Watercolor: First Place ($100) to Sandra Lee for “Grape Day Park”; Second Place ($75) to Marcella Martin for “Old Escondido”; Third Place ($30) to Rosemarie Woldin for “Jalapeno Grill”; and Hon. Mention (free entry) to Elizabeth Erickson for “Corner of Jesmond Dene Park.” Oil/Acrylic: First Place ($100) to Patricia Titus for “Grape Day Park”; Second Place ($75) to Byron Marler for “Dixon Lake”; Third Place ($30) to Joan Segel for “Rube Nelson’s Country Store”; and Hon. Mention

to Patricia Titus for “Kit Carson Park.” Other/Mixed Media: First Place ($100) to Linda Reyes for her pastel “Eye of the Tiger”; Second Place ($75) to Anita Plaks for her pastel “Night Visitor”; Third Place ($30) to Dee Christianson for “Crusin’ Grand”; and Hon. Mention to Suzanne Nicolaisen for “My Escondido”. Photography/Digital: First Place ($100) to Michael Nelson for “Water Mystic at City Hall”; Second Place ($75) to Rosemarie Woldin for “Parade Honoring Our First Responders”; Third Place ($30) to Brenda Townsend for “Maple Street Plaza”; and Hon. Mention to Michael Nelson for “Hiding Out at Safari Park.” A Peoples Choice Award ($30, plus a free entry) selected by Gallery visitors went to Michael Nelson for his photograph entitled “Hiding Out at Safari Park.” The EAA thanks all participants and sponsors, Design Moe Kitchen & You-Nique Spiritivity Bath, Creations, The Grand Tea Room, Coast Vacuum & Sewing Center, Swami’s Café, Orfilla Vineyards and Winery, Bellissima Day Spa, Cute Cakes, Vinz Wine Bar, Jalapeno Grille & Cantina, Joe’s Italian Dinners, LaTapatia Restaurant & Cantina, A Delight of France Bakery, Rosie’s Café, Burger Bench, and local band “Fandango” for their generous support of the arts in North County San Diego.

Holiday Toy Drive for Military Kids – Operation Homefront and San Diego area Dollar Tree stores are again joining forces this year to make the season merry and brighter for our military families with the Holiday Toy Drive. Dollar Tree customers can purchase toys for military kids, easing the financial burdens that often accompany the season for junior- and mid-grade (E1E6) service members and their families. Dollar Tree stores will have collection boxes available for shop-

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pers place their purchased toys, knowing they will be delivered to children of our men and women in uniform. Operation Homefront volunteers collect these toys to be distributed at the nonp0rofit’s holiday events across the country and through on-base Family Readiness Groups. “On behalf of the entire Operation Homefront family, I want to thank Dollar Tree and its customers for continuing their generous support for our Holiday Toy Drive program,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., president & CEO of Operation Homefront. “Over the course of the past 11 years, we have made a real difference, with millions of goods going to support our military families. Our work together over this holiday season continues to demonstrate our collective appreciation for their exceptional service and the importance of our efforts to help this very special group of our fellow Americans thrive in the communities

they have worked so hard to protect.” Operation Homefront also accepts online contributions for all of their programs to build strong, stable, and secure military families. Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization, founded in 2002. For more information, visit

Effort to Repeal Gas Tax Kicks into Overdrive – Carl DeMaio, chairman of Reform California, is leading the coalition effort to repeal the Gas Tax. Petitions are available for signature to qualify the Repeal Initiative for 2018. Here are some facts about this massive hike: On November 1st, 2017, Californians were subject to 12 cents more per gallon (20 cents more for diesel) at

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the pump; estimates suggest it will cost each car owner upwards of $500/per car, per year; auto registration fees will increase as much as $175 a year; striking the wallets of hard-working families across the state. The tax revenue goes into the state’s General Fund, meaning there is zero guarantee the money will be used to actually fund the transportation “fixes” they claim will happen. More events will be held across the state to continue to grow the public awareness of the effort. “Now that California’s massive gas tax is in effect, the statewide Stop the Gas Tax campaign is shifting into overdrive to repeal this deception by lawmakers to finance bloated government spending instead of actually fixing roads,” said Mr. DeMaio. For more information on Carl DeMaio and Reform California’s efforts to Stop the gas Tax, visit ml.

Contemporary Women’s Group Participated in DogFest 2017 - On Saturday, October 21st, GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) participated in DogFest Walk 'n Roll at NTC Liberty Station to benefit Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). The walk raised $154,000. Funds raised at this year’s event will enable CCI to offer trained canine companions (free of charge) to 3 people with disabilities. On-line donations can be made at anytime to For information about Contemporary Women, visit

Escondido Baha'i Celebration Highlights Teens – Along with Baha’is throughout the world, the Escondido Baha'i community celebrated the Bicentenary of the birth of Baha'u'llah, prophet founder of the Baha'i Faith, on Sunday, October 22, at the Women's Club of Escondido.

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Three youths from Escondido who were winners in the essay contest, "Embracing Global Citizenship in Escondido, How do we Learn to Think, Act and be Global Citizens,” were awarded prizes. Winners were: First prize Nhi Nguyen, received an iPad, and Gabriela Rojas and Gilberto Estabanjuan received a Tablet for 2nd and 3rd place. They each shared with the audience a paragraph from their essay.

The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Escondido in honor of the Bicentenary made a contribution to Interfaith Community Services. Greg Angelea, Executive Director, received the contribution and thanked the Baha'is for being founding members of Interfaith and for their continued support. For more information, call 760-7470049 or visit us at

Scarecrows at the Fall Fun Festival! A new scarecrow lineup at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens welcomes everyone to visit! In a flurry of creativity, families and volunteers con-

structed 16 new scarecrows at the Fall Fun Festival on October 14. Contest winners were awarded certificates, scarecrow contest and door prizes that were donated by Lamppost Pizza in Vista Village, Sunrise Café on S. Santa Fe, and Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen in the Village. The Fall Fun Festival brought in over 500 visitors including 65 student volunteers from Vista High School, Guajome Park Academy, Rancho Buena Vista High School, North County Trade Tech, and Vista Magnet Middle School. The Woman’s Club of Vista members worked with the scarecrow contest on registration and helped families with construction. Vendors offered jewelry, baked goodies, CSA boxes, and free Child ID. Opening and sharing the beautiful Alta Vista Botanical Gardens for visitors for this ninth Fall Fun Festival has become a community tradition; the event is free for the public to enjoy. Alta Vista Botanical Gardens are open every day from 8 am to 5 pm (10 am opening on Sunday) for all to explore the plants, the art and the views. The newest feature is the Children’s Discovery Trail with challenges and plant quiz boxes. Garden entry is $5 per person and $3 for children to age 12. The Kids in the Garden class with Farmer Jones is now in its tenth year with a monthly class; the schedule is on the website. Pre-register for kids classes with or (760) 822-6824. Memberships are available on the website.

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A Weekly Memo from the Councilmembers of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders. Olga Diaz

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3. What's missing from a Rock & Roll standpoint? Earth _____ (a) Angel (b) Mother

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Vote for Music at Grape Day Park!

Escondido is in the running to receive the LevittAMP Grant. The final phase of the selection process involves community support via on-line voting. The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, along with their partners, the San Diego Music Foundation, Palomar College and the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, sub-

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4. ''I found my thrill . . .'' where? (a) Kansas City (b) Heartbreak Hotel (c) Blueberry Hill

5. ''Please turn on your magic beam, _____ _____ bring me a dream,'': (a) Mr. Sandman (b) Earth Angel (c) Dream Lover 6. For which label did Elvis Presley first record? (a) Atlantic (b) RCA (c) Sun 7. He asked, ''Why's everybody always pickin' on me?'' Who was he?

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mitted this proposal to bring a LIVE music series and mini-festivals to Grape Day Park. The park, an absolutely beautiful, but overlooked and underused gem in Escondido would be revitalized as a place for the community to gather and socialize. No City in California has ever been chosen to receive a LevittAMP Grant so let’s make Escondido the first!

funds to produce an outdoor concert series here at the Center in 2018. Help bring FREE live music to Escondido and Vote Now through November 20th!

(a) Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (b) Charlie Brown (c) Buster Brown

for originating the term ''Rock And Roll''? (a) Dick Clark (b) Wolfman Jack (c) Alan Freed

The LevittAMP Grant Award provides $25,000 in matching

8. In Bobby Darin's ''Mack The Knife,'' the one with the knife, was named: (a) Mac Heath (b) Mac Cloud (c) McNamara

9. Name the song with ''A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom.'' (a) Good Golly, Miss Molly (b) Be-Bop-A-Lula (c) Tutti Fruitti

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11. In 1957, he left the music business to become a preacher: (a) Little Richard (b) Frankie Lymon (c) Tony Orlando 12. Paul Anka's ''Puppy Love'' is written to what star? (a) Brenda Lee (b) Connie Francis

Doo Wop Quiz Cont. on Page 13

The Pastor Says . . .

10. Who is generally given credit

reason for the season. Most of the decorations in your house point to the Savior born in Bethlehem.

Pastor Hal Seed, New Song Community Church, Oceanside

Four Ways to Get More Out of Christmas

For most Americans, Christmas is either frantic or fantastic. Here are four suggestions for making it the latter:

1. Think about the symbols around you. The Christmas Tree is evergreen, symbolizing the eternal life that Jesus brought to earth. The lights on the Tree remind us that He is the light of the world. Holly berries and poinsettias recall that this Savior shed His blood for us. We give gifts to because God so loved the world that He gave His Son. Candy canes are shaped like a “J” to remind us that Jesus is the

2. Skip the Black Friday rush. If you want to shop that day, arrive at the store at 9 a.m., after the full court press is over. The cheer will still be there, minus the crowd and the panic. 3. Experience what Christmas is really about. At New Song, we invite the community to get an early start on the Christmas spirit on the first weekend of December. We sing Christmas carols and present stories that retell the wonder of a little town where a baby was born in a manger. This year, we’ll present This Christmas at 5 p.m. Dec. 2; and at 9 and 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at 3985 Mission Ave., Oceanside. 4. Give. This is the season in which God gave His Son. It’s also the season every charitable institution depends on for funding for the coming year. The average American will give to six non-profits this year. Which ones will enable you to feel the blessings of generosity this season?

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• Page 11 • November 9, 2017

A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.

San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond

Honor our hometown heroes this Veterans Day

San Marcos residents are invited to join the City of San Marcos for a Veterans Day Ceremony at 9 am on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Helen Bougher Memorial Park, 1243 Borden Road, to honor and thank the community's hometown veteran heroes.

fee and followed by a traditional reception with complimentary coffee and tea.

The military ceremony will feature the Presentation of Colors several and several musical performances. Retired Colonel Greg Rassatt, who has served more than 25 years of active duty Army Service including hazardous duty tours in Bosnia and Kuwait, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.

The program will celebrate local veterans through a formal military ceremony preceded by refreshments for a nominal For more information, please visit News for the Social Butterfly? Send your press releases to:

Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed

Mayor Sam Abed does not wish to write a weekly column to communicate with his Escondido Constituents via The Paper and its “A Letter from the Mayor” series

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pains, I don't have to be one. Age 74

I've learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone. Age 50

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. Age 78

I've learned that singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spirits for hours. Age 49

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. Age 51 I've learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet full of pills. Age 52 I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die. Age 53

I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. Age 58 I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. Age 62 I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. Age 64

I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you. Age 65

I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision. Age 66

I've learned that everyone can use a prayer. Age 72 I've learned that even when I have

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love that human touch - holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. Age 76 Cynical Philosopher...

I read that 4,153,237 people got married last year. Not to cause any trouble, but shouldn't that be an even number? Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation for the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water. I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.

I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom until they are flashing behind you. When wearing a bikini, women reveal 90% of their body... men are so polite they only look at the covered parts.

A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight, live longer than the men who mention it.

Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y? America is a country which produces citizens who will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote.

You know that tingly little feeling you get when you like someone? That's your common sense leaving your body. Did you know that dolphins are so

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Honoring Our Veterans

Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11. We are fortunate to live in the United States and this is a day to remind us of those who served to keep our country free. We pay tribute to the brave veterans who came before our troops currently serving and we honor all of our veterans, especially those in the North County region. As a City, we are proud of the men and women who have bravely and selflessly served our country. This day also reminds us to acknowledge the dedicated troops who are presently serving our country in distant places overseas

and at home. We owe America’s veterans and those now serving a depth of gratitude and appreciate the great sacrifices they have made for us. Their patriotism is an inspiration for us all. The City also acknowledges its adopted Marine Corps Unit HMLA 369 members, a helicopter squadron based out of Camp Pendleton. Thank you to those who have answered the call to serve our nation and to the local residents, businesses, and organizations who have donated in support of HMLA 369 throughout the years.

Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood

Community Input for Oceanside Arts Master Plan

The Oceanside Arts Commission is seeking input from the community regarding the City’s first “Master Plan for the Arts”. The meetings will take place on Thursday, November 16 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms and on November 30 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Mission Branch Library Community Rooms. The addresses for these locations are 330 North Coast Highway and 3861 Mission Avenue, respectively. The mission of the Arts Commission includes the intent “to encourage and promote the development and enjoy-

ment of performing and visual arts in the City of Oceanside”. The commission has initiated a master planning process for the arts and seeks to identify opportunities and set goals, enhancing the potential of the arts to enrich the life and economy of the City. In order to best advise the City and create a robust plan, the commission feels that community input is essential, helping them to form a plan with feedback from constituents.

smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish?

I’m pretty sure she was hitting on me.

My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We'll see about that. I think my neighbor is stalking me as she's been googling my name on her computer. I saw it through my telescope last night.

Money talks ...but all mine ever says is good-bye. You're not fat, you're just... easier to see.

If you think nobody cares whether you're alive, try missing a couple of payments. I always wondered what the job application is like at Hooters. Do they just give you a bra and say, “Here, fill this out?”

I can’t understand why women are okay that JC Penney has an older women’s clothing line named, "Sag Harbor." My therapist said that my narcissism causes me to misread social situations.

For more information about this planning process, or to suggest additional opportunities, please contact Arts Commission staff liaison CJ Di Mento at 760-435-5614.

My 60 year kindergarten reunion is coming up soon and I’m worried about the 175 pounds I’ve gained since then. Denny’s has a slogan, “If it’s your birthday, the meal is on us.” If you’re in Denny’s and it’s your birthday, your life sucks!

The pharmacist asked me my birth date again today. I’m pretty sure she’s going to get me something. The location of your mailbox shows you how far away from your house you can be in a robe before you start looking like a mental patient. I think it's pretty cool how Chinese people made a language entirely out of tattoos. Money can’t buy happiness, but it keeps the kids in touch!

The reason Mayberry was so peaceful and quiet was because nobody was married: Andy, Aunt Bea, Barney, Floyd, Howard, Goober, Gomer, Sam, Earnest T Bass, Helen, Thelma Lou, Clara and of course, Opie. The only married person was Otis and he stayed drunk.

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Thank you Veterans, past and future

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, Germany accepted the terms of surrender that ended WWI. The day was commemorated as Armistice Day to honor WWI’s fallen veterans until Congress amended the law in 1954 changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day, a day to honor all Veterans. It is important to remember that there is a difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day.

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Memorial Day is set aside specifically to honor those killed fighting for America and those Veterans who are no longer with us. Over 400,000 GIs died in WWII and over 50,000 each in Korea and Vietnam. There were as many American combat deaths in the weeks long fighting for the Tiny island of Iwo Jima (7000) in 1942 as there have been in all American military actions combined since the end of the Vietnam War nearly 43 years ago. The WWII generation has been called “America’s Greatest Generation.” Thank God that 95% of those men and women came home after the war to build the “golden age” of America. Fewer than 10% of those veterans are alive today and we owe them our deepest gratitude and respect.

cians, drone pilots, accountants, teachers, cooks, mechanics and hundreds of other specialists. For nearly every civilian profession, there is a military equivalent. As a group they are a younger and fitter version of the civilian workforce. They are us. They are our brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. There is one huge difference between the civilian workforce and the military. While we civilians have a million different reasons for going to work at our jobs, the military has only one, to protect us and our freedoms. That is the real reason why we make a special effort to thank

In recent years far fewer active duty men and women have been killed or injured in combat. In the past four decades far more active duty men and women have died from non-combat related causes than are killed by enemy action. The point here is that on Veterans Day we honor all those on active duty and living Veterans of all ages and military occupations for their service, not for dying. Most of today’s active military have never seen combat. They are programmers, computer techs, receptionists, engineers, file clerks, doctors, lawyers, plumbers, electri-

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Doo Wop Quiz Cont. from Page 10 (c) Annette Funicello

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15. In 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr. started a small record company called... (a) Decca (b) Cameo (c) Motown 16. Edd Brynes had a hit with ''Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb''. What TV show was he on? (a) 77 Sunset Strip (b) Hawaiian Eye (c) Surfside Six 17. In 1960 Bobby Darin married: (a) Carol Lynley

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18.. They were a one hit wonder with ''Book Of Love'': (a) The Penguins (b) The Monotones (c) The Moonglows 19. The Everly Brothers sang a song called ''Till I ______ You.'' (a) Loved (b) Kissed (c) Met

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23. ''Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do . . . . ..'' (a) cause there ain't no answer for a life without booze (b) cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues (c) cause my car's gassed up and I'm ready to cruise

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#2017-9026310 The name of the business: Just Customs Painting & Finishes, located at 295 Festival Dr., Oceanside, CA. 92057. This business is registered by: Michael Granata 295 Festival Dr. Oceanside, CA. 92057 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/25/17. /s/ Michael Granata This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/25/2017. 11/02, 11/09, 11/16 & 11/23/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9025023 The name of the business: Outside Solution Landscaping, located at 1508 Walton Street, Oceanside, Ca. 92058. This business is registered by:Christophe Bruchez 1508 Walton Street Oceanside, CA. 92058 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/01/17. /s/ Christophe Bruchez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/09/2017. 10/19, 10/26, 11/02 & 11/09/17


#2017-9024498 The name of the business:, located at 9964 Falcon Bluff Street, San Diego, Ca. 92127. This business is registered by: Lynn Arthur Ewing 9964 Falcon Bluff St. San Diego, Ca. 92127 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/02/2017. /s/ Lynn Arthur Ewing Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County Diego County on 10/02/2017. 10/19, 10/26, 11/02 & 11/09/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9024031 The name of the business:, located at 4290 Humboldt Bay Way Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is registered by: Angelo Cortes 4290 Humboldt Bay Way Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/26/2017. /s/ Angelo Cortes Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County Diego County on 9/26/2017. 10/19, 10/26, 11/02 & 11/09/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9026013 The name of the business: Hometown Heat and Air, Patches of Blue, located at 810 Los Vallecitos Blvd. Suite H, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Hometown Enterprises, Inc. 810 Los Vallecitos Blvd., Suite H San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 10/20/17. /s/ Michele Goane, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/21/2017. 10/26, 11/02, 11/09 & 11/16/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9027098 The name of the business: Luis Torres Gardening and Landscaping Services, located at 200 Olive Ave., #83, Vista, CA. 92081. This business is registered by: Luis A. Torres Valladares 200 Olive Ave. #83 Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/01/17. /s/ Luis A. Torres Valladares Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/02/2017. 11/09, 11/16, 11/23 & 11/30/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9027242 The name of the business: Bubbies-Babies, located at 2633 Cove Ct., Vista, Ca 92081 This business is registered by: Giovanni D. Brooks 2633 Cove Ct. Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/03/17. /s/ Giovanni D. Brooks Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/03/2017. 11/09, 11/16, 11/23 & 11/30/2017.


#2017-9024510 The name of the business: Atlas Estate Management, Atlas Asset Management Group, located at 2365 La Mirada, Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is registered by: Atlas Asset Management Group 2365 La Mirada Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 6/27/17. /s/ Aram Minasian, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/02/2017. 10/19, 10/26, 11/02 & 11/09/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9024895 The name of the business: Dr. J’s Pet Sitting Service, located at 2712 Bressi Ranch Way, Carlsbad, CA. 92009. This business is registered by: Judith L. Jaeger-Heyman 2712 Bressi Ranch Way Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 4/23/2008. /s/ Judith L. Jaeger-Heyman, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/06/2017. 10/19, 10/26, 11/02 & 11/09/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9025262 The name of the business: Maximum Plumbing, located at 1421 Grey Oaks Ct., Oceanside, CA. 92056. This business is registered by: Curtis Max Raney 1421 Grey Oaks Ct. Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Curtis Max Raney Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/12/2017. 10/19, 10/26, 11/02 & 11/09/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9025306 The name of the business: Meat Masonry, located at 1542 Fireside Ln., Vista, Ca 92084. This business is registered by: John C. Hammond 1542 Fireside Ln. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 2/18/2004. /s/ John C. Hammond Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/12/2017. 10/19, 10/26, 11/02 & 11/09/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9025549 The name of the business: The Lord Is My Helper Handyman Service, located at 4724 Mayflower Way, Oceanside, CA. 92057. This business is registered by: Scott Alan Hites 4724 Mayflower Way Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/01/2005. /s/ Scott Alan Hites Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/17/2017. 10/19, 10/26, 11/02 & 11/09/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9025289 The name of the business: Carolina’s Beauty Salon, located at 1001 E. Vista Way, Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is registered by: Brenda Carolina Escalante de Henriquez 400 N. Melrose Dr. Space 31 Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/01/2017. /s/ Brenda Carolina Escalente de Henriquez. Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/12/2017. 10/19, 10/26, 11/02 & 11/09/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9025525 The name of the business: Do or Dine Catering, located at 408 S. Freeman St., Oceanside, CA. 92054. This business is registered by: Nicoletta A. Grippo-Lynch 408 S. Freeman St. Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/14/2017. /s/ Nicoletta A. Grippo-Lynch Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/16/2017. 10/19, 10/26, 11/02 & 11/09/2017.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on November 14, 2017 a public hearing will be held with respect to the City of San Marcos amending projects in the 2016 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP). San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), as the Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Regional Transportation Planning Agency, is required by state and federal laws to develop and adopt a Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP). The RTIP is a multi-billion dollar, multi-year program of proposed projects for major transportation projects in the San Diego Region. Transportation projects funded with federal, state, TransNet, and the San Diego transportation sales tax program must be included in an approved RTIP. The RTIP covers five fiscal years and incrementally implements San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan, the longrange transportation plan for the San Diego region. The current Regional Plan was approved by the SANDAG Board of Directors at its meeting on October 9, 2015. On September 23, 2016, the SANDAG Board of Directors adopted the final 2016 RTIP. The City of San Marcos recommends programming the 2016 RTIP projects that are necessary to be amended as they are either regionally significant, capacity increasing projects or are projects that are being recommended for TransNet revenues. All projects programmed with TransNet funds meet all the requirements of the TransNet Extension Ordinance and accommodate travel for pedestrians and bicyclists. A complete list of the amendment is available for public review at Development Services Front Desk at City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Interested persons wishing to express their views will also be given an opportunity to do so at the public hearing, commencing at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, and will be held at 1 Civic Center Drive in the Council Chambers, San Marcos, California. Written comments prior to the time of the hearing can be submitted to City of San Marcos, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, Attention: Samantha Byfield, Management Analyst. s/s Matt Little, Deputy City Manager & Public Works Director Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos Dp November 2, 2017 and November 9, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9025371 The name of the business: John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air, John Stevenson Plumbing, Heatng, & Air Conditioning, located at 6355 Corte Del Abeto #C103, Carlsbad, CA. 92011. This business is registered by: John Stevenson Plumbing & Mechanical, Inc. 6355 Corte Del Abeto #C103 Carlsbad, Ca. 92011 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 10/13/17. /s/ Constance R. Stevenson, Secretary. Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/13/2017. 10/19, 10/26, 11/02 & 11/09/2017.


#2017-9025260 The name of the business: BAST Fitness, located at 10552 Pinion Trail, Escondido, CA. 92026. This business is registered by: Courtney R. Ferguson 10552 Pinion Trail Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/30/2017. /s/ Courtney B. Ferguson Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/11/2017. 10/19, 10/26, 11/02 & 11/09/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9025925 The name of the business: Pro Auto Detailing SD, located at 675 N. Rose St., Escondido, CA. 92027. This business is registered by: Juan Daniel Sanchez Balderas 675 N. Rose St. Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Juan Daniel Sanchez Balderas Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/20/2017. 10/26, 11/02, 11/09 & 11/16/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9025671 The name of the business: Pacific Financial Group, located at 955 Boardwalk, Ste 203, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: David T. Simpson 1002 Skyline Pl San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/17/17. /s/ David T. Simpson Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/18/2017. 10/26, 11/02, 11/09 & 11/16/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9025672 The name of the business: Pacific Tax & Financial Group, Inc., located at 955 Boardwalk, Ste 203, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Pacific Tax & Financial Group, Inc. 955 Boardwalk, Ste 203 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/10/2000. /s/ David Simpson, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/18/2017. 10/26, 11/02, 11/09 & 11/16/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9025805 The name of the business: Hat Trick Holdings, LLC, located at 955 Boardwalk, Ste 203, San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is registered by: Hat Trick Holdings, LLC 955 Boardwalk, Ste 203 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 1/30/2009. /s/ David Simpson, Manager Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/18/2017. 10/26, 11/02, 11/09 & 11/16/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT


The name of the business: Hair by

Rachel Dee, located at 720 S.

Rancho Santa Fe Rd., Marcos,

CA. 92078

This business is registered by:

Rachel Dee Helling

7309 Paseo Verde

Carlsbad, CA. 92009

This business is conducted by an


First day of business was n/a.

/s/ Rachel Dee Helling

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg

Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San

Diego County

on 10/17/2017.

10/26, 11/02, 11/09 & 11/16/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9026123 The name of the business: Fischer Biosciences, Fischer Bioschiences LLC, located at 6500 Ambrosia Lane 1717, Carlsbad, CA. 92011. This business is registered by: Fischer Biosciences LLC 6500 Ambrosia Lane 1717 Carlsbad, CA. 92011 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Grant Jordan Poole, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/23/2017. 10/26, 11/02, 11/09 & 11/16/2017.


#2017-9026847 The name of the business: LA Mexicana Market, located at 440 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: OM Grocers Enterprises 6552 Youngstown St. Chino, CA. 91710 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 9/21/17. /s/ Jitendra Patel, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/31/2017. 11/09, 11/16, 11/23 & 11/30/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9026315 The name of the business: Solid Building Services, llocated at 2321 Nicklaus Drive, Oceanside, Ca. 92056. This business is registered by: Matthew Lee Denno 2321 Nicklaus Drive Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Matthew Lee Dennon Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/25/2017. 11/09, 11/16, 11/23 & 11/30/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9026962 The name of the business: Medical Physics Consultation, located at 3250 Sitio Oceano, Carlsbad, CA. 92009. This business is registered by: George Mardirossian 3250 Sitio Oceano Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/01/17. /s/ George Mardirossian Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/01/2017. 11/09, 11/16, 11/23 & 11/30/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9026741 The name of the business: Ranch and Coast Furniture located at 1144 Los Vallecitos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is registered by: Bruce Edward Bird, Jr. 1201 High Bluff Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Bruce Edward Bird, Jr. Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/30/2017. 11/09, 11/16, 11/23 & 11/30/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9027032 The name of the business: Rosa’s ProCleaning, located at 175 Terrace Dr., Vista, CA. 92084. This business is registered by: Ricardo Hernandez 175 Terrace DR. Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/01/17. /s/ Ricardo Hernandez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/02/2017. 11/09, 11/16, 11/23 & 11/30/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9027202 The name of the business: Golf Shafts America, located at 6810 Embarcadero Lane, Carlsbad, CA. 92011. This business is registered by: Big Golf, Inc. 6810 EmbarcaderoLane Carlsbad, CA. 92011 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Anthony Huxtable, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/03/2017. 11/09, 11/16, 11/23 & 11/30/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9026919 The name of the business: In Clean We Trust Maintenance Services, located at 228 Apollo Drive, Vista, CA. 92084. This business is registered by: Ivan Enciso 228 Apollo Drive Vista, CA 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Ivan Enciso Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/01/2017. 11/09, 11/16, 11/23 & 11/30/2017.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (Planning Commission)

The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers located at San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069 at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, November 20, 2017. Project: PA 17-0002; Parks Master Plan Update Applicant: City of San Marcos Request: The Planning Commission will consider an update to the City’s Parks Master Plan, which includes updated demographic information, community outreach results, ideas for improvements to the City’s park areas and recreation programs, and a financial analysis to achieve improvements to parks system. The Planning Commission will provide a recommendation to the City Council to update the Parks Master Plan. E n v i r o n m e n t a l Determination: The project to update to the City’s Parks Master Plan has been reviewed for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and it has been determined that this is not a project within the meaning of Section 15378 of the CEQA Guidelines because there is no potential for it to result in a physical change in the environment, either directly or indirectly. Even if the proposed project was considered a project subject to CEQA, it would be exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines because it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the update to the Parks Master Plan would have no significant effect on the environment. Location: Citywide Further information about this notice can be obtained from Michael Gordon, Administrative Services Manager, by calling 760-7441050 extension 3116, or via email at The Planning Division can be contacted at 760-744-1050, extension 3233 or The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in this public hearing or any other City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call (760) 7441050, Extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 11/9/17. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-9027239 The name of the business: Studio Pink, located at 197 S. Las Posas Road, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Deborah Ann Leonard 2102 Fiori Dr. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Deborah Ann Leonard Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/03/2017. 11/09, 11/16, 11/23 & 11/30/2017.

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