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Volume 47 - No. 01

January 05, 2017

by lyle e davis

Looking back on the history of our nation we find all kinds of little known, fascinating detail.

The the Wild, Wild West, for example. We’ve all heard of cowboys, and how they would drive the herds along the more famous trails. And somewhere in that cowboy lore, the term “chuck wagon” came up,. Most of us know little about herding cattle and the demands of the job; even more of us know little or nothing about“chuck wagon.” This article aims to rectify both situations. First, some background:

At the end of the U.S. civil war in the 1860's, a massive expansion of settlement moved westward across the North American continent. This expansion created a large market for beef. Beef that existed, on the hoof, in the southwest, primarily in Texas. It was lucrative for the ranchers who succeeded in these drives. A free range steer worth $4.00 in Texas would escalate in value to $40.00 dollars at the point of sale in Kansas or Missouri. Many a fortune was made during this period time while the average cowboy worked for around $40 a month. Enterprising cattlemen recognized the need to move herds of cattle to market without railroads. This meant driving herds overland. The trail drive days were born.

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The Chisholm Trail, Shawnee Trail, Western Trail and the Goodnight Loving Trail were some of the better known routes. Some cattlemen herded cattle in parts of the country that did not have railroads which would mean they needed to be fed on the road for months at a time. Before the railroad reached Texas, competition was stiff in recruiting good cowboys willing to spend the long weeks on the cattle trail driving large herds to the Kansas rail heads or markets in other states. In the early days of the great trail drives, each cowboy was responsible for his own meals and had to make do with what he could carry with him. It soon became more and more difficult to recruit cowboys for long trail drives. Y’see, cowboys love to eat . . . and they work up a mighty big appetite what with all the work they do. As a direct resuilt of this need, it turns out the chuck wagon was invented specically for the use of the Texas cowboys who were driving their herds along the trail to the closest rail head or market.

Basically, the chuck wagon is a mobile kitchen . . . the invention of which is attributed to Charles “Chuck” Goodnight, a Texas rancher and cofounder of the Goodnight-Loving Trail.

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Charles Goodnight figured he could hire the best cowboys if he had a solution to their big appetites while working hard herding cattle. He came up with an idea to suit the needs of cowboys driving his cattle from Texas to sell in New Mexico. Creating the chuck wagon

In 1866 he created the prototype for the chuck wagon by buying a Studebaker Wagon, a durable army surplus wagon, and hiring a good cook. They put their heads together and came up with a layout that made a lot of practical sens. The chuck wagon was born.

cooking tools and supplies. Beneath the chuck box was a “boot” to hold larger items such as the ever present dutch oven. The average chuck wagon was about 10 feet long and 38-40 inches wide.

A water barrel and coffee mill were attached to the outside of the wagon and canvas or cowhide, called the "possum belly" was suspended beneath to carry firewood and cow chips. Waterproof tarps held up by bows covered the wagon to keep everything dry. A chuck wagon “fly,” or canvas awning, was often attached to the top of the

With the help of the cook, the two outfitted the wagon with steel axles that could withstand the hard terrain, and added boxes, shelves, and drawers for the cook. The two developed an efficient layout with a "chuck box" at the back of the wagon, which was a sloping box with a hinged lid that lay down to provide a flat working surface. Inside the chuck box were drawers and shelves to hold

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chuck box that could be rolled out in case of rain. In the front of some of the wagons was a jockey box, which was used for storing tools and heavier equipment needed on the trail.

Larger ranches often had a second wagon to carry bedrolls, tents, spare saddles, and extra supplies. However, in smaller outfits, the wagon box of the chuck wagon was used to carry the drover's personal items and bedrolls, as well as any other needed items such as bulk food supplies, water, tools, feed for the horses, medicine, needles and thread, etc. The Chuck Wagon “Home”

The chuck wagon was sometimes drawn by oxen, but, more often by mules. Before long, the chuck wagon was adopted by trail drovers across the west, as well as loggers, prospectors, and others traveling in groups. The chuck wagon was the cow-


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boys' home - for most, the only home they had. When a cowboy threw his bedroll on top of the chuck wagon, rolled inside was everything he owned except the clothes he wore and the saddle he sat on. The chuck wagon and cook had to supply everything else the cowboy needed. Meals, repairs to clothing and equipment, entertainment, medical help and moral support all came from the cowboys' rolling home. The relationship between the cowboy and the chuck wagon was one the likes of which had never existed before. To the cowhand, the chuck wagon was much more than just a mobile kitchen. It was a place to sleep, eat, and store stuff - and a gathering place. That was the chuck wagon.

steak was the most common and also the general favorite; but, pot roasts, short ribs, and stew were often served.

A general perception of the chuck wagon was that the cowboys lived on beans; and though the cook sometimes did make them, it was not that common, as they took too long to cook. The cook was not limited to only those items stored in the chuck wagon, but, food was also gathered en route. On these long trail drives, that often were as much as 1,000 miles in length and could last as long as five months, the cook became a very important part of the team – even more so than the trail drovers.

The term “chuck wagon” is attributed to two different sources, one saying that it was named after “Chuck” Goodnight, and the other, more acceptable version, saying that it comes from the slang term for food – “chuck.”

Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! How Children Perceive their Grandparents

1. I was in the bathroom, putting on my makeup, under the watchful eyes of my young granddaughter, as I'd done many times before. After I applied my lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, "But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!" I will probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper good-bye ... 2. My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 72. My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?"

3. After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more

“Cookie”

Second only to the Trail Boss, the cook not only made the meals along the trail, but also acted at times, as barber, dentist, and banker. As the only real benefit on the long cattle trail, the morale of the men and the smooth functioning of the camp depended largely upon him, so much so, that even the Trail Boss often deferred to him. A trail boss was usually paid about $100 to $125 a month, the cook about $60, and the drovers, from $25-40. The average crew for a trail drive would include the trail boss, the cook, about 15 hands to work the cattle of about 1,200 head along with 100 horses. The horses were changed out often sometimes three times in a day while working the cattle.

The cargo

Food carried in the chuck wagon was generally easy-to-preserve items such as beans, salted meats, coffee, onions, potatoes, lard, and flour to make biscuits. Food would also be gathered en route. There was no fresh fruit, vegetables, or eggs available and meat was not fresh unless an animal was injured during the run and therefore had to be killed. The meat they ate was greasy cloth-wrapped bacon, salt pork, and beef, usually dried or salted or smoked. Beef was something that was never in short supply and a good chuck wagon cook knew how to prepare it in many different ways. Fried

10 pounds Pepper 200 pounds Onions 500 pounds Beans 50 pounds sour dough starter 500 pounds potatoes 50 pounds dried chilis 50 pounds dried garlic 50 pounds lard 200 pounds dried fruit Approximate cost: $3500.00

Typical Chuckwagon Provisions for a 1000 mile trail drive

300 pounds salt pork 500 pounds Flour 50 pounds Salt 100 pounds Coffee 50 pounds Baking Powder

rambunctious, her patience grew thin. Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice, "Who was THAT?" 4. A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like. "We used to skate outside on a pond. I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods." The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this all in. At last she said, "I sure wish I'd gotten to know you sooner!" 5. My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, "Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?" I mentally polished my halo and I said, "No, how are we alike?'' "You're both old," he replied.

6. A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather's word processor. She told him she was writing a story. "What's it about?" he asked.

"I don't know," she replied. "I can't read." 7. I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was. She would tell me and was always

The Cowboys worked in shifts to watch and protect the cattle 24 hours a day. The herd would be moved in the daytime. At night cowboys watched over the cattle to prevent stampedes and deter rustling. Shifts lasted about four hours, allowing most cowboys to get a decent amount of sleep.

Most meals were cooked using cast iron skillets or Dutch ovens. Enamel wear was used mostly for plates, bowls, cups and utensils. Canned food items slowly found their way on the later trails drives as canned foods were just being intro-

correct. It was fun for me, so I continued. At last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I really think you should try to figure out some of these colors yourself!" 8. When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa. Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights."

9. When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure."

"Look in your underwear, Grandpa," he advised "Mine says I'm 4 to 6." 10. A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today."

The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interesting." she said. "How do you make babies?"

"It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'."

11. Children's Logic: "Give me a sentence about a public servant," said a teacher. The small boy wrote: "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant." The teacher took the lad aside to cor-

duced and pricey. Sometimes, dried fruit or preserved fruits may make up some of Cookie’s pantry. The chuck wagon was also the cowboy’s only known address, truly their home on the range. The chuck wagon cook was the king. He ruled the wagon with an absolute hand. Because the morale of the men and the smooth functioning of the camp depended largely upon him, the cook’s authority was unquestioned. Even the wagon boss walked softly in the vicinity of the chuck wagon cook.

Chuck wagon cooks were notoriously cantankerous and surly. The result was much bickering and name calling between cook and cowboy. However, no outsider would dare to take such liberties with either. Trail crews were a family and they were loyal. The cook became so important to the trail drive, that he was soon dubbed with a number of nicknames including Coosie and Cookie, which were the most common; but also gained a number of others, such as Soggy, Pot Rustler, Lean Skillet, Old Pud, Old lady, Belly Cheater, Biscuit Roller, Dough Boxer, Dough Puncher, Greasy Belly, Grub Worm, Gut Robber, Sourdough, and more. Even though some of these nicknames were not necessarily complimentary and wagon cooks often had the reputation of being ill-tempered, not a soul on the crew ever dared to complain. Breakfast and dinner was the highlight of day. On the other hand, a cook who didn't get the meals ready on time, would be very quickly subject to ridicule.

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rect him. "Don't you know what pregnant means?" she asked.

"Sure," said the young boy confidently. 'It means carrying a child."

12. A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children started discussing the dog's duties. "They use him to keep crowds back," said one child. "No," said another. "He's just for good luck."

A third child brought the argument to a close. “They use the dogs," she said firmly, "to find the fire hydrants." 13. A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived. "Oh," he said, "she lives at the airport, and whenever we want her, we just go get her. Then, when we're done having her visit, we take her back to the airport." 14. Grandpa is the smartest man on earth! He teaches me good things, but I don't get to see him enough to get as smart as him! 15. My Grandparents are funny, when they bend over, you hear gas leaks and they blame their dog.

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with the same group of close friends, Don, Barbara and Bev (former neighbors), Wilma and Alice who played cards with Raye, and Carole, her personal chauffeur on these Friday outings. She looks forward to her dinner with Pat and Gladys also. After having to give up her license at 96, Raye has someone now who has become a daughter figure to her. Candy feels the same about Raye, takes her everywhere she needs to go, and makes sure she has everything she needs to make her life a lot easier. Raye is the most independent person Candy has ever met and hopes she can be just like her when she grows up. Raye has so many people who love her and she received so many cards and hugs on her birthday, she sends a big Thank You to everyone for making her day so special. She has the most uplifting personality and is looking forward to continuing her celebration for a few more days, maybe even until she's 101. As she said in her toast, bottoms up! And takes another sip of her Near Beer.

Escondido Woman Celebrated 100th Birthday

Raymonde (Raye) Desplancke celebrated her 100th Birthday on December 26, with many close friends and family. The girls at Pacifica Assisted Living in Escondido, where Raye has resided for three years, made sure this was a memorable day for Raye. Instead of giving party hats the guests and servers were given beaded necklaces, as this was a fad Raye started at the facility some time ago. She's known for her lucky necklaces, as she calls them, and seems to work in her favor playing bingo. Raye still goes to the beauty shop, Petite D'Lite, every Wednesday where Mary keeps her looking beautiful. Raye was surprised by a visit from her grandson John, his wife, daughter and granddaughter, making four generations present. Raye's son Emil and his wife, Cathie, visits often and writes weekly, making sure she is kept up-todate in their busy lives. She also loves going out to lunch on Fridays

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A Dutch oven, a cast iron pot with legs and a rimmed lid was essential. It was placed over hot coals. More coals were then piled on the lid. Equally important was the large coffee pot and a couple of kettles. At the campfire, fire hooks dangled from the crossbar over the heat for the pots to hang on. The 'gouch' hook lifted hot and heavy lids. There was a dish pan for mixing bread, a kettle for heating water for washing, a 'wreck' or 'roundup' pan for dirty dishes, and a 'squirrel can' for scraps. Sourdough was a staple and cooks guarded their dough keg.

A typical day's food on the trail was meat, hot bread, dried fruit and coffee for breakfast. The noon and dinner meal included roast beef, boiled potatoes, beans, brown gravy, light bread or biscuits, and coffee.

Dessert included stewed dried fruit, spiced cake made without eggs or butter, and dried fruit pies. Northern cowboys were more likely to get beef with their meals. Some outfits in the Southwest made do with salt pork, beans and sourdough.

Raye Desplancke Mess Time

So why was Cookie so ill-tempered? Especially given the fact that he didn't work as hard as the drovers during the day. While his job may not have required as much effort during daylight hours, he was always operating on less sleep and still had to be awake to drive the chuck wagon, constantly look for and gather fuel, including wood and cow chips, and collect additional food supplies along the way.

His job required that he get up earlier than the cowhands, usually before the first light of dawn, in order to have coffee and breakfast ready for the crew. After the men had saddled up and left the cook washed, dried and put away the dishes and cooking utensils, packed the bed rolls and any food supplies in the wagon, and hitched up the team to move on to the next camp.

Meetings/Events Calendar

“Mary Poppins” – Tickets are on sale for the Valley Center High School Musical Theater’s January performance of “Mary Poppins” at the VCHS Maxine Theater, opening Friday, for six shows over two weekends. Fridays, January 6 and 13, at 6:30pm; Saturdays, January 7 and 14, at 6:30pm; and Sundays January 8 and 15, at 2:30pm. For tickets, visit maxine.vcpusd.org. Prices are $12, and $10 for tickets in groups of 4 or more. Lobby and box office open one hour before show times. Tickets are available the door. Concessions include snacks, drinks, flowers and candygrams. The show runs just over two hours including an intermission. The VCHS musical theaterand drama program is supported in part by ASE, the After School Enrichment grant, and the VCHS Foundation. For more info about the show or to become involved in assisting the Foundation with these annual productions, contact the High School at 760.751.5500. T.E.A.M. to Present Talk in Carlsbad – On Sunday, January 8, 3-4:30pm, in the community room of the Carlsbad Dove Library, T.E.A.M (Training and Education About the Middle East) will present a talk on BDS and Campus Anti-Semitism, given by Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, a University of California faculty member, co-founder and Director of the AMCHA Initiative. She has written about anti-Zionism and antiSemitism in American universities and lectured widely on the growing threat to the safety of Jewish students on college campuses. The AMCHA Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to investigating, documenting, educating about, and combating anti-Semitism at institutions of higher education in America. The event is free and open to the public. T.E.A.M. is a San Diegobased non-profit organization founded in 2008 to educate the general public about the true story of Israel and fight against lies and propaganda. RSVP to teamisraelsd@gmail.com.

REMINDER: Tina Chong Concert – is this Sunday, January 8th. Concert Pianist Tina Chong will be featured, and will be

Eatin’ on the Trail

Sometimes the cook served beef and bison steaks, and stew, "chuckwagon chicken" (bacon), "Pecos strawberries" (beans), "sourdough bullets" (biscuits) and cowboy coffee.

After the beeves were salted, the cook slipped them into a hot Dutch oven. He then pinched biscuits off one end of the newly made loaf of dough, rounded each one between his palms, dipped it in melted tallow and placed it into a bread oven. When the bottom was filled, he set the lid in place and shoveled hot coals around and over it.

When the grub was ready to serve the cook would give a shout to summon the cowhands to breakfast.

The men headed for the wash basin and scrubbed their hands and faces and passed around the all too wet towel to dry off. A common comb may have been used to arrange messy hair.

Each man helped himself to a plate, cup and tools. The men got in line, grabbed their grub, plunked down somewhere and ate their meal.

Evening was the time of day to kill a beef. The carcass was halved with the cooks axe and each half was hung from an erected wagon tongue, where the meat chilled during the night, and was

joined by Atlanta Symphony trombonist, Brian Hecht. This concert is put on by the Hidden Valley Community Concert Association. The concert will start at 2pm at the Center Theatre at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Ticket prices are $30/adults; $20/seniors (65+); and $10/children, students, and active-military. Tickets are available at the CCAE box office; call 800.988.4253, or online at www.artcenter.org. Special ½-off prices are available at www.goldstar.com/san-diego. More information about the program is available at www.hiddenvalleyCCAescondido.info or www.artcenter.org.

African Violet Society to Meet – On Tuesday, January 10th, from 10:30am12:30pm, the San Diego North County African Violet Society will meet at the Vista Library, in the community room at the west side of the library. There will be door prizes, a raffle, and an auction. Refreshments will be furnished by the club. Contact Pauline at 760.433.4641 or email to paulinemueller520@yahoo.com.

COGG Luncheon on January 10th – The Conservative Order for Good Government (COGG) January luncheon program will be A Leadership Vision for America: Rebuilding a Divided House, presented by Dr. Ken Blanchard. The meeting will be on Tuesday, January 10th, from 11:30am1:30pm, at the Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Pkwy., San Diego, 92128. Coauthor of The New One Minute Manager, Leading at a Higher Level, and numerous other publications, Ken Blanchard speaks about national leadership and what an effective president needs to understand. These concepts apply to leaders in every government agency. For reservations, contact RoseMarie Dishman at rosemarie@coggrb.com.

“A Night on the Town at Stone Brewery” - There are a few tickets available for the

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ready to be eaten in the morning. During the heat of the day the meat was wrapped in tarpaulins. At night the beef was hung out again to chill. A chuck wagon in Texas

In the evening, the cook had to move quicker than the crew in order to be at the appointed camp to have a hot meal ready when they arrived. In addition to cooking the meal, if Cookie was feeling kindly toward "the boys," he would make a desert, which usually consisted of a pie or pastry.

Dinner around the chuck wagon was the highlight of the day and has been described as pleasantly barbaric, as one might expect with a group of hard working men out in the elements. Though the talk was colorful and often filled with profanity, there were definite “unwritten” rules to be followed around the chuck wagon. Some of these included never tying a horse to the chuck wagon or even close so that dust wouldn't blow into the food. Approaching riders always stayed downwind from the chuck wagon and the cowboys were not allowed to be scuffling about for the same reason. The cowboys also knew not to “mess” with the cook, including never crowding around his fire for warmth, never touching his cooking tools, helping himself to a bite before dinner, or using his work table for any reason. The cowboys sat on the ground to eat and during the meal, there were more unwritten rules including no cowboy was to to take the last piece of anything unless he was sure the rest of the group was through eat-

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Local News

The Paper • Page 4 • January 05, 2017 Community: I.D. Theft Suspect

Do you recognize the man in this surveillance video? Video: https://vimeo.com/197224069.

He is wanted on suspicion of using a lost debit card and going on a shopping spree. The debit card was lost at a restaurant in Santee on October 13th. Sometime between October 13th and 14th, the card was used throughout San Diego County racking up $3,000 in unauthorized charges.

Surveillance video shows a man using the lost debit card at a BevMo, Best Buy and Game Stop in Santee. He also made unauthorized purchases at Best Buy, SAKS Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, TMobile and a Shell gas station in Carmel Mountain, as well as the Beauty Gallery and Target in Poway. If you recognize this man, call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Call (888) 580-8477. Contact Information: Crime Stoppers 888-580-8477

Fatality Structure Fire at Green Crest Mobile Home Park, Escondido

Eight Victims Transported to Area Hospitals, One Fatality On Thursday, December 29th, at 12:36 a.m., the Escondido Fire and Police Departments responded to a reported residential structure fire with reports of victims trapped inside at the Green Crest Mobile Home Park located at 541 W. 15th Avenue in Escondido. Upon arrival, firefighters and police officers found heavy fire and black smoke coming from the front doors and windows. Family members on scene confirmed that there were two children still trapped inside the mobile home. Firefighters took immediate fire suppression and rescue actions and requested second alarm, an air ambulance, and additional ground ambulances. Two firefighters made entry to the rear of the structure where they quickly located a male child. The child was removed from the structure and firefighter paramedics and police officers waiting outside provided medical care. The child was transported to Palomar Hospital and was later transferred to UCSD Medical Center by air ambulance. A total of eight residents were transported to local hospitals with injuries ranging from mild smoke inhalation to acute status CPR.

Tragically, one family member did not survive. After the fire was controlled, firefighters found a deceased female inside the mobile home.

The fire was contained to the mobile home by a total of 42 firefighters including 7 Fire Engines, 3 Truck Companies, 6 Ambulances and 4 Chief Officers. Escondido Fire Department was assist-

"Could you talk to my son? We saw your picture in The Paper and he's been bugging me saying I should call the phone number you listed and see if he could talk to Batman."

ed by San Marcos Fire, Vista Fire and Mercy Air. The Red Cross was requested to provide assistance to the residents.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, however it is possible that the fire was caused by an electrical failure or a candle. No smoke detectors were found in the mobile home and there were no reports of a smoke alarm sounding.

Defective electrical equipment, including extension cords, and unattended candles are leading causes of fires nationwide. It is important to occasionally inspect electrical extension cords, especially if they are rolled up and stored with holiday decorations. It is also important to keep objects off the electrical lines that may contribute to the buildup of heat. Live Christmas trees dry out over time and can catch fire very easily. Christmas tree fires spread rapidly in any building, particularly mobile homes. All residents are reminded to ensure that their Christmas trees are watered regularly and are properly disposed of when dried out.

Working smoke detectors are crucial for warning residents of a fire, especially at night while everyone is sleeping. Smoke detectors will provide precious time to escape that can be the difference between survival and being trapped inside a home on fire. Working smoke detectors should be placed on every floor, inside every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. For more information on holiday season safety, mobile home fire safety, and smoke detectors, visit www.fire.escondido.org and click on “Safety Info.” Escondido Boy Declared Brain Dead

Family members face an excruciatingly

"Um, yeah."

A couple weeks ago I designed an ad with a headline that read "An Urgent Plea from Batman!" along with a photo of Batman. It was an ad urging people to subscribe to The Paper.

Last Friday I got a call from a woman. I answered and she said, "Is this Batman?"

"Um, yeah."

"Okay, citizen, what's your name?"

"Bobby. Robert, but everyone calls me Bobby." "Well Citizen Bobby, I'm honored to have a chance to meet you, even if only by phone. I have to run now as a crimefighter's work is never done. Remember, be a good boy and follow the law! Batman out." "Okay. Thanks."

"Why, yes, yes it is," I answered.

I love it when a plan works. ••••• While we’re ta;lking about famous people like Batman, Superman, Captain Marvel, and the like . . . let’s have a little game. Can you identify this handsome gent?

The fire at Green Crest Mobilehome Park may have been sparked by an electrical cord leading to a Christmas tree or a candle, fire officials said.

Some family members were able to escape the flames while others had to be rescued. A gofundme account has been set up for the family. By Saturday it had raised more than $43,000. Not Guilty Plea Entered by Vista Man in Shooting Death

A Christmas Eve shooting left a man dead and an acquaintance of his has pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder.

No motive or new details of the deadly encounter emerged during the brief arraignment at the Vista courthouse for Kevin Phan, 22, who authorities said had “a history of dispute” with the victim, Tyler Branon, also 22. Phan’s bail has been set at $2 million; If convicted of first degree murder and personal use of a gun during the crime the Vista man faces up to 35 years to life in prison

According to witnesses and officials, Brandon had gone to a vehicle outside the house and he never returned. A gofundme account has been set up for Brandon’s family.

think will likely touch you as well:

He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of a little boy..

"Why, yes it is citizen. Are you a law abiding citizen?"

A Good Laugh:

Floresvidal’s 5-year-old niece died at the scene. Her name has not been released by authorities.

A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell.

"Hi, is this Batman."

Man About Town

He was one of nine people at home when the mobile home went up in flames at 2:30 a.m.

The Runt

"Sure, be happy to," I said, "put him on."

"And do you promise to always make you mum proud and do the right thing? And to love your country and to always follow the law."

painful decision as their 11-year-old won, Diego Floresvidal, has been declared brain dead by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Chancces are good that you’ve seen this man . . . if not actually visited with him. He’s that well known - and he is known world-wide. Can you identify him?

First person to identify him wins a dinner for two, from me, at one of my favorite restaurants.

Some restrictions apply: no family members, staff that may be employed by the mystery guest, and other restrictions that I may just make up as we go along. Email your guess to: thepaper@cox.net. Date/time stamp will determine winner. Judges determination is final. So there.

••••• I’m a soft touch for stories that tug at the heartstrings. When I read or hear of such a story, I like to share it. Her’s one that touched me and I

"Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your Puppies."

"Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, "These puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money." The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer. "I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?"

"Sure," said the farmer. And with that he let out a whistle. "Here, Dolly!" he called. Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur. The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight. As the dogs made their

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ing. If a man refilled his coffee cup, and someone yelled, "Man at the pot," he was supposed to fill all the cups held out to him as well as his own.

After a meal, the cowboys always scraped their plates clean and put them in the "wrecking pan," which was a big dishpan set aside for the cook to wash. After washing the dishes, filling the water barrel and dragging wood the cook could finally relax and enjoy what was left of the evening. The high time of the trail drives lasted only about 20 years, from the end of the Civil War to the mid 1880's. During those two decades, about ten million cows walked the trails from Texas to the rail heads in Kansas and Missouri. Many of these went as far as Wyoming and even into Canada. A number of the markets that the cattle were driven to quickly evolved into lawless cowtowns, especially in Kansas. Some of these included wicked Dodge City; Abilene, dubbed the Queen of the Cowtowns, and Ellsworth, just to name a few.

The chuck wagon is a symbol of the rugged individualism and can-do spirit of the American frontier. The spirit that enabled cattlemen to master incredible hardships while moving their herds over a vast wilderness. It is the same spirit which had led to the creation of a new nation. A nation which embraced individual rights and freedoms. On the Trail With the Herd

Now that we know a bit more about the chuck wagon, let’s take a look at what it was like out on the trail.

The first of the major trails to open was the Shawnee in the 1840s, heading northeast from Texas to Missouri. The Civil War and a quarantine against longhorn cattle closed the Shawnee trail. The most heavily traveled trail was the Chisholm, which handled half of all cows moved from Texas. The Western Trail was an incredibly long thing extending from San Antonio to Fort Buford in the nether regions of the Dakota Territory and Miles City Montana. Trail drives from Texas north to Kansas and Missouri usually began in the spring so the cattle could feed on new grass as they moved along; for drives up to the northern ranges it was important that the cattle get to their destination before the hard winter set in. In addition spring drives usually avoided flooded rivers, every cowboys nightmare. A herd of steers could move about 10-12 miles a day- a drovers favorite speed-although at the start the cowboys might cover 20-25 miles a day in order to get the herds trail broken.

During the trail drive, the herd was supposed to drift along rather than be driven. The cattle started a little after daybreak after the cowboys had eaten their breakfast and were driven for about five hours or until around 11:00 A.M. when the cowboys would stop for dinner. After breakfast, the cook would pack up and move ahead to find a spot for the noon meal; the trail boss would also go ahead and look for a spot to bed down for the night. During the noon dinner the cattle could graze until about 1:00 P.M. then they would be herded again. The bedding ground had good grass and water so that the herd would be well fed and watered before settling in for the night.

A herd of about 3000 head would take around 10-15 cowboys; this included the trail boss, the wrangler and the cook. Men worked in pairs so two man watches could be made, and a cowboys status was determined by his position on the trail drive. The top hands were the "pointers" who rode at the head of the herd and guided them; next came the swing riders about a third of the way back, and finally at the back of the herd were the poor "drag" riders. Probably one of the dustiest jobs in all of workdom. The "pointers" kept their position throughout the drive; others might change their position as the drive progressed and no one wanted to ride drag. At night the cowboys would take turns, working in teams for about two hours each; they would often sing to the cattle to keep them calm or to keep themselves awake and let the other rider know their whereabouts. These "nighthawks" each circled the herd from different directions so they would pass each other twice on each circle. In the best trail outfits each cowboy had 8-10 horses in the remuda, or a group of horses on the trail drive. Each cowboy needed a good swimming horse and one that was good for a hard run. A good night horse was also a necessity. A young and inexperienced cowboy usually acted as the wrangler for the trail drive. Daily Life of the Cowboy

Below you will find an excerpt from the book The passing of the Frontier that describes daily cowboy life in the old west.

The round-up was the harvest of the range. The time of the calf round-up was in the spring after the grass had become good and after the calves had grown large enough for the branding.

The State Cattle Association divided the entire State range into a number of round-up districts.

Each cowboy would have eight or ten horses for his own use, for he had now before him the hardest riding of the year. When the cow-puncher went into the herd to cut out calves he mounted a fresh horse, and every few hours he again changed horses, for there was no horse which could long endure the fatigue of the rapid and intense work of cutting. Before the rider stretched a sea of interwoven horns, waving and whirling as the densely packed ranks of cattle closed in or swayed apart. It was no prospect for a weakling, but into it went the cow-puncher on his determined little horse, heeding not the plunging, crushing, and thrusting of the excited cattle. Down under the bulks of the herd, half hid in the whirl of dust, he would spy a little curly calf running, dodging, and twisting, always at the heels of its mother; and he would dart in after, following the two through the thick of surging and plunging beasts. The sharp-eyed pony would see almost as soon as his rider which cow was wanted and he needed small guidance from that time on. He would follow hard at her heels, edging her constantly toward the flank of the herd, at times nipping her hide as a reminder of his own superiority. In spite of herself the cow would gradually turn out toward the edge, and at last would be swept clear of the crush, the calf following close behind her. There was a whirl of the rope and the calf was laid by the heels and dragged to the fire where the branding irons were heated and ready. Branding cattle in the old west

Meanwhile other cow-punchers are rushing calves to the branding. The hubbub and turmoil increase. Taut ropes cross the ground in many directions. The cutting ponies pant and sweat, rear and plunge. The garb of the cowboy is now

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one of white alkali which hangs gray in his eyebrows and moustache. Steers bellow as they surge to and fro. Cows charge on their persecutors. Fleet yearlings break and run for the open, pursued by men who care not how or where they ride. After the calf round-up came the beef roundup, the cowman's final harvest. This began in July or August. Only the mature or fatted animals were cut out from the herd. This "beef cut" was held apart and driven on ahead from place to place as the round-up progressed. It was then driven in by easy stages to the shipping point on the railroad, whence the long trainloads of cattle went to the great markets.

In the heyday of the cowboy it was natural that his chief amusements should be those of the outdoor air and those more or less in line with his employment. He was accustomed to the sight of big game, and so had the edge of his appetite for its pursuit worn off. Yet he was a hunter, just as every Western man was a hunter in the times of the Western game. His weapons were the rifle, revolver, and rope; the latter two were always with him. With the rope at times he captured the coyote, and under special conditions he has taken deer and even antelope in this way, though this was of course most unusual and only possible under chance conditions of ground and cover. Elk have been roped by cowboys many times, and it is known that even the mountain sheep has been so taken, almost incredible as that may seem. The young buffalo were easy prey for the cowboy and these he often roped and made captive. In fact the beginnings of all the herds of buffalo now in captivity in this country were the calves roped and secured by cowboys; and these few scattered individuals of a grand race of animals remain as melancholy reminders alike of a national shiftlessness and an individual skill and daring. The grizzly was at times seen by the cowboys on

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way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse. Slowly another little ball appeared, this one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up... "I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt. The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, "Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would."

With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe.

Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands."

With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and picked up the little runt puppy. Holding it carefully he handed it to the little boy. "How much?" asked the little boy..

the range, and if it chanced that several cowboys were together it was not unusual to give him chase. They did not always rope him, for it was rarely that the nature of the country made this possible. Sometimes they roped him and wished they could let him go, for a grizzly bear is uncommonly active and straightforward in his habits at close quarters. The extreme difficulty of such a combat, however, gave it its chief fascination for the cowboy. Of course, no one horse could hold the bear after it was roped, but, as one after another came up, the bear was caught by neck and foot and body, until at last he was tangled and tripped and hauled about till he was helpless, strangled, and nearly dead. It is said that cowboys have so brought into camp a grizzly bear, forcing him to half walk and half slide at the end of the ropes. No feat better than this could show the courage of the plainsman and of the horse which he so perfectly controlled. Of such wild and dangerous exploits were the cowboy's amusements on the range. It may be imagined what were his amusements when he visited the "settlements." The cow-punchers, reared in the free life of the open air, under circumstances of the utmost freedom of individual action, perhaps came off the drive or round-up after weeks or months of unusual restraint or hardship, and felt that the time had arrived for them to "celebrate." Merely great rude children, as wild and untamed and untaught as the herds they led, they regarded their first look at the "settlements" of the railroads as a glimpse of a wider world. They pursued to the uttermost such avenues of new experience as lay before them, almost without exception avenues of vice. It is strange that the records of those days should be chosen by the public to be held as the measure of the American cowboy. Those days were brief, and they are long since gone. The American cowboy atoned for them by a quarter of a century of faithful labor. Old West Bronco

The amusements of the cowboy were like the features of his daily surroundings and occupa-

"No charge.” answered the farmer, "There's no charge for love." ••••• I read Ken Levine's blog daily. He's a show biz guy, wrote and/or produced MASH, Cheers, Frazier . . . sharp. (If you’d like to read his blog go here: kenlevine.blogspot.com) Here's a fascinating profile of Carrie Fisher he put together: In celebration of Carrie Fisher

Happy New Year. I can't believe how many wonderful people we lost last year, including Carrie Fisher. As I mentioned earlier we were casual friends (until shock treatments erased any memory of me.) I had forgotten but nine years ago I did a post showcasing her then-just released autobiography, WISHFUL DRINKING. Reader ScottMc reminded me of it and suggested I re-post it. Thanks, ScottMc, that's a great idea. So here it is. These are just a couple of brief excerpts to give you a taste of what a wonderful, perceptive, and hilarious person she was, and the insane crap she had to put up with growing up in Hollywood royalty. And I don't mean to be callous but when I heard that Debbie Reynolds had died the day after Carrie my first thought was, "Are you kidding? She upstaged Carrie again?" Now why would I think that? Read on. (And now we learn they're having a joint funeral. Carrie doesn't

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tion—they were intense, large, Homeric. Yet, judged at his work, no higher type of employee ever existed, nor one more dependable. He was the soul of honor in all the ways of his calling. The very blue of the sky, bending evenly over all men alike, seemed to symbolize his instinct for justice. Faithfulness and manliness were his chief traits; his standard—to be a "square man." Chuck wagon Etiquette

No one eats until Cookie calls When Cookie calls, everyone comes a runnin' Hungry cowboys wait for no man. They fill their plates, fill their bellies, and then move on so stragglers can fill their plates Cowboys eat first, talk later. It's okay to eat with your fingers. The food is clean If you're refilling the coffee cup and someone yells "Man at the pot." You're obliged to serve refills. Don't take the last serving unless your sure you're the last man. Food left on the plate is an insult to the cook. No running or saddling a horse near the wagon. And when you ride off, always ride down wind from the wagon. If you come across any decent firewood, bring it back to the wagon Strangers are always welcome at the wagon. Doing the Math

Using the figures cited earlier in this story, let’s assume you and I want to become cattle barons.

We each have 3000 cattle that cost us $4 a head.

We have a two month trail riding time needed to get them to market where we will be paid $40 a head.

Serving the 75th Assembly District

Assisting district residents with problems trying to navigate California’s massive bureaucracy is one of my primary responsibilities as your representative in Sacramento. Here's a review of some of the ways my office has assisted residents over the past year.

While my Capitol Office deals largely with legislation and policy issues, my District Office (DO) assists constituents at the local level. Over the past year my DO staff was able to assist with problems that included professional licensing delays, a disabled veteran’s illegally garnished wages, a local 501 (c) (3) with complicated tax problems involving both the IRS and Franchise Tax Board, along with numerous DMV, unemployment, disability and many other issues. In total, we handled over 220 cases during 2016. Since I’m in Sacramento most of the year, it also falls to my DO staff to act as my eyes and ears

We decide to pay top wages to attract top talent: 3000 cattle @ $40 a head Cost of 3000 cattle @ $4 Gross income

$120,000 $ 12,000 $108,000

Our costs are: Trail Boss @ $125 a month Two months $250 Cook, $60 a month Two months $120 15 cowboys @ $40 per month Two months 15 x 40 x 2 $1200 Food $3500 Total Expense

Gross Income $108,000 Expenses $ 5,070 Net profit

$5070

$102,930

Is it any wonder that folks got involved in becoming cattle ranchers? Given a relatively small amount of capital to start, at $4 a head, you could acquire a rather large herd for only $12,000. And the future looked mighty bright. The Boom Years and the End of an Era

The number of cows trailed out of Texas during the big years was awe inspiring. Simple multiplication gives you an idea of the revenue generated during this period of time. 1867...........35,000 1868...........75,000 1869.........350,000 1870.........300,000

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while I’m away. This year my staff attended over 300 district events including meetings at local chambers of commerce, health policy conferences, civic clubs, veteran’s groups, sex trafficking prevention seminars, multiple charitable events, groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings and many more. My District Office also processes and responds to most of the mail I receive from concerned citizens about important issues. This citizen input is a vital part of my decision-making process regarding proposed legislation and I have your letters with me when I am voting in committees and on the Assembly Floor. Last year we processed over 3,500 emails, faxes, and letters about legislation, California’s budget and other important state issues.

My District Office is here to help. We can be reached at 760-4807570 or through my website at www.asm.ca.gov/Waldron. Don’t hesitate to call when you have a problem or concern involving a state agency.)


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even get her own memorial service.)

When I was born, my mother was given an anesthetic because they didn't have epidurals in those days. Consequently, she was unconscious. Now, my mother is a beautiful woman - she's beautiful today in her 70s, so at 24 she looked like a Christmas morning. All the doctors were buzzing round her pretty head, saying: 'Oh, look at Debbie Reynolds asleep - how pretty.' And my father, upon seeing me start to arrive, fainted. So all the nurses ran over saying: 'Oh look, there's Eddie Fisher, the crooner, on the ground. Let's go look at him.'

So when I arrived I was virtually unattended. And I have been trying to make up for that fact ever since. ******* Mom and Dad were great friends with Elizabeth Taylor and her husband Mike Todd. Mike died in a plane crash in 1958, when I was two, and my dad flew to Elizabeth's side, making his way slowly to her front. ******* He later wrote his autobiography, Been There, Done That - well, he called it an autobiography, but I thought of it more as a novel. I like to call it Been There, Done Them, because it really was just about the women he'd slept with and how the sex was and what their bodies were like (so it is a feelgood read). ******* There was also my mother's closet which I always thought of as the Church Of Latter-Day Debbie because it was the magical place that she entered as my mom and emerged as Debbie Reynolds. ******** At a certain point in my early 20s, my mother started to worry about my obviously ever-increasing drug ingestion. So she ended up doing what any concerned parent would do. She called Cary Grant. ******** Some years later, I was in London en route to my mother's wedding to Richard Hamlett, her third husband (I don't like to miss any of my parents' weddings). She called me at my hotel, and when I didn't answer she became concerned. So she let the phone ring and ring until finally she panicked. She knew I was in the room so, in her mind, probably the only reason I wasn't answering the phone was that I had overdosed. So she did what any normal concerned mother might do when troubled about her daughter's well-being. She called Ava Gardner. And she asked Ava to make sure I was not dead. ********* I live next door to my mom now. She is still a little eccentric.

Whenever she calls she says: 'Hello, dear, this is your mother, Debbie.' (As opposed to my mother Vladimir or Jean-Jacques.) My brother and I talk this way to each other now: 'Hello dear, this is your brother, Todd.'

Another example of her eccentricity: she suggested several times that I should have a child with her last husband, Richard, because 'it would have nice eyes'. It hadn't occurred to her this might be odd. I think she just thought, you know, my womb was free and we're family. ********* When I spoke about my mental illness publicly, I won great acclaim. I waited my entire life to get an award for something, anything (OK, fine, not acting, but what about a tiny little award for writing? Nope), I now get awards for being mentally ill. *********** Remember the white dress I wore all through that film (STAR WARS)? George (Lucas) came up to me the first day of filming, took one look at the dress and said: 'You can't wear a bra under that dress.'

'OK, I'll bite,' I said. 'Why?' And he said: 'Because ... there's no underwear in space.' ********** Among George's many possessions, he owns my likeness, so that every time I look in the mirror I have to send him a couple of bucks. That's partly why he's so rich. *********** When I was about 16 and my brother Todd was about 14, my mother took a part in a musical in New York, so we moved there for a year. I was out one evening when someone told me my mother was on the phone.

'I'm at the hospital with your brother,' she said. 'He shot himself in the leg with a blank.' 'What?' I said. '

He'll be fine,' she continued. 'He's in surgery now. Anyway, the police are here and they want to come to the house to examine the gun. I need you to get to the house before them to let them in, but also I need you to hide all the guns and bullets and what else ... Oh yes! I need you to flush your brother's marijuana down the lavatory.' ************ It was Saturday night and you would think that this wouldn't be a particularly slow night for crime in New York. But you wouldn't know it looking at our living room because we had five policemen milling around, asking my mother pertinent questions such as: 'Did you know John Wayne? What kind of guy was he?' Finally they told us they had established the gun could discharge live ammo, so my mother was in possession of an unlicensed firearm and had to go to the police station. We got home just before 6am and there was a knock at the door.

Mom went to see who it was and came back laughing. 'It was a couple of reporters,' she said. 'They heard Todd had been shot in the leg and they wanted to know if I had done it for publicity for the show. I so badly wanted to tell them, "Yes, and now I can only do one more Broadway musical because I only have one child left to shoot for publicity."' "Wishful Drinking" by Carrie Fisher, is published by Simon & Schuster.

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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

A Lot of Techno Changes Over Past 70 years

Over the 77 years I’ve been on this earth, more changes, advancements, and inventions have been made than nearly all of recorded history. A great deal of those have made our lives better – some have not. Growing up in the Middle West (Iowa), the dissemination of information was limited at best. We had no Facebook, no e-mail, no Internet. There were four primary ways we received our national and world news: The daily newspaper, radio, the weekly newsreel at our movie theatre, and magazines. Well, for those of us who had a local weekly newspaper, that was the fifth outlet. I was well on my way to high school before television entered the picture. For the more populated and sophisticated portions of the country, TV was well established by 1950. There were four important times of the day on radio: The 6 a.m. news, the 12 noon news, the 6 p.m. evening news, and the 10 p.m. nightly news. Farmers had different requirements. The grain, beef and hog market radio reports followed the above news broadcasts and were must programming for them.

By the mid-20th century, electricity was readily available in Iowa towns, but a good number of farmers in surrounding areas had no such modern convenience. On Saturday afternoon you’d see farmers bringing in their batteries (usual an auto battery) to be charged up after a week’s worth of radio listening.

Radio provided colorful news commentators, each with his own brand of political philosophy. There was H.V. (Hans Von) Kaltenborn, Gabriel Heatter (Ah, There’s Good/Grave News Tonight!), and Paul Harvey. There were others, of course, but for the Midwest and other conservative areas of the country, these three made the biggest impact. (Bill O’Reilly wouldn’t have stood a chance in those days). Nearly every city in America had both a morning and evening newspaper. The big cities like Chicago, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles each had as many as seven dailies in New York City. AM Radio was big, but FM was just a novelty. Most home and car radios were produced with no FM receiving capability. Such was the case until well into the ‘70s and ‘80s.

We had a form of “online” shopping. It was called the mail order catalog. Sear & Roebuck, Montgomery Ward, and Spiegel’s filled the bill. If you couldn’t find what you were looking for in those three catalogs, then you probably didn’t need it. When the new catalog arrived each year, the old one often served another purpose for those unfortunate enough to not have indoor plumbing.

Saturday night was the big shopping day for most farming communities. It was the time of week when area farmers and their families came to town to do their “trading,” shop for necessities and maybe go to a movie. Each town had at least one produce house, which bought eggs and cream from farmers who would then use the money to buy groceries and other needs. When the weather was bad, the snow deep or the roads too muddy, farm families had to wait for better conditions to come to town.

Until the mid-fifties, Iowa and Missouri highways were less than desirable. No Interstates. There was no speed limit – only a caution: “reasonable and prudent.” Farmto-market roads (as they were known) were mostly covered with rock or shale from area coal mines. The yearly highway death toll in Iowa was usually in excess of 500. As for medical services, unless you lived in or near a town of size with a hospital, you were on your own. Usually a neighbor or relative would take the patient in a car as fast as possible. CPR? Never heard of it. Most of those older folks with serious heart attacks and strokes succumbed.

For those of you over 60, none of these “revelations” will come as a surprise. To those younger, consider yourselves fortunate to live in this age. Technology has made tremendous progress over the past 70 years for the betterment of our lives. Editor’s Note: Tom’s coluumn for this week brought back many memories. One thing he forgot to mention was the old hand-crank telephone (with party lines!)

Whenever we’d drive up to Minnesota to grandma’s farm, the first thing we’d do is crank “three long and two short) - the “number” for my cousin, Doug Leverenz, who lived in a small town (Bergen) about 10 miles away. In mere minutes the whole county knew the Davis family had arrived from Omaha (thanks to party lines). And yes, I well remember “the outhouse.” And kerosene lamps. And orchards full of fresh fruit for the picking. And wood stoves for cooking in the kitchen.

Many happy memories stimulated by Tom’s column. Thank you! Tom Morrow's books are available at Amazon.com in soft-cover or via Kindle E-mail.


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Culture Caravan “A Night on the Town at Stone Brewing” on January 10th. Join us for a special night on the town with a tour of the renowned Stone Brewing Company in Escondido. The tour includes craft beer samples and a souvenir glass. The fun will continue with a dinner at the Brewery. The bus leaves the Gloria McClellan Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista, at 2:15pm and returns at 6pm. Cost is $71, meal included. To reserve, call 760.643.2828.

Vista Friends & Newcomers: - Ladies, did you start the New Year with a pledge to make new friends and get more active in social activities? If so, Vista Friends & Newcomers is the group for you to visit. Their many activities include Bingo, Bunco, Bridge, Cribbage, and Mah Jongg, dinners, lunches and many different special events. Meetings are the second Thursday each month at the “Arcadia Place Retirement

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1871.........600,000 1872.........350,000 1873.........405,000 1874.........166,000 1875.........151,618 1876.........321,998 1877.........201,159 1878.........265,646 1879.........257,927 1880.........394,784 1881.........250,000

The market was glutted in 1871 and numbers dropped off substantially the following year. 1874 marked the beginning of a depression which kept the numbers down from then on. Cook-offs

The American Chuckwagon Association is an organization dedicated to the preservation of the heritage of the chuckwagon. Its members participate in chuckwagon cook-offs throughout much of the US. Through these events, the members educate the public on the history and traditions surrounding the chuckwagon.

At a chuckwagon cook off, each wagon is judged on the authenticity of the wagon. Wagons must be in sound drivable condition, with equipment and construction available in the late 1800s. Contents of the chuck-box, including utensils, must also match what would have been used during the era. Wagons are also judged on the attire of their cooks. A typical chuckwagon cookoff is composed of 5 food categories: Meat (usually chicken-fried steak), Beans (pinto), Bread (sourdough or yeast), Dessert (usually peach cobbler), and

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In the Jello®-sponsored beauty contest, she was named, Miss Congealiality. OK. Two words I most definitely do not need to hear together. "Discount Sushi."

I think if lions got over their fear of chairs, the circus would be a lot more fun to watch.

As much as I love it, I must be honest. Corned beef hash is basically Alpo for people.

When it comes to drug stores... The Good Old Days are Back!

For all your prescription needs, your sundries, household items, and for medical supplies of all types, including walkers, canes, orthopedic shoes, pain relievers... it’s -

909 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido

“Nami,” the friendly Pharmacist!

Lots of FREE parking in back

760.480.1081

Avoid reader confusion about whether Africa is a country or a continent by never writing about it. My fake plants all died because I did not pretend to water them.

Whoever decided that chocolate fountains are only for special occasions is no friend of mine. I find your lack of manners adorable and my tone of voice sarcastic. It's really hard to say some things with a straight face. For instance, "honey, I'm having a stroke."

Christmas shopping can be so frustrating. Why don't they sell frankincense at the same stores they sell the myrrh? ••••• Grandma is eighty-eight years old and still drives. She writes a letter to

potatoes. A team of judges evaluates the entries from each wagon, giving each a score. Once scores are tabulated, prizes are awarded to the top wagons.

One of the most famous chuckwagon cook-offs is the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium. Held annually for some two decades, this event attracts thousands to Ruidoso, New Mexico. Chuckwagon Suppers

Tourists, mostly in the summers, can experience chuckwagon suppers followed by live entertainment by such groups as the Flying J Wranglers at the Flying J Ranch in Alto near the resort city of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Two such suppers are available in Colorado: in Durango, and Colorado Springs at the Flying W Ranch. Other suppers are available in Jackson, Wyoming, the Black Hills at Rapid City, South Dakota, and in Branson, Missouri.

The End of the Trail

Chuck Wagon cook Chuckwagon near Spur, Texas, cook, 1939. Spur, Texas, 1939

her Granddaughter:

Dear Granddaughter,

The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a 'Honk if you love Jesus' bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting.. So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper. Boy, am I glad I did; what an uplifting experience that followed.

I was stopped at a red light, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good he is, and I didn't notice that the light had changed. It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn't honked, I'd never have noticed. The guy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, 'For the love of God!' 'Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ, GO!' What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus!

I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love! There must have been a man from

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Man About Town Cont. from Page 7

At last! A realistic Mannequin!

Attention President Elect Donald Trump

All this work of trying to stay on a health diet is a tiring exercise.

your arrest because of a “failure to appear” - or any other “legal infraction,” - IGNORE IT. HANG UP THE PHONE.

What a refugee plan!

Law Enforcement does NOT call people with threats of arrest. They use the US Mail.

They will be paid the same as our soldiers while fighting for their country and their dependents will receive the same benefits as our soldier’s dependents.

DON’T DO IT! No police officer will ever meet you and accept payment for court fines.

All males between the ages of 18 to 50 will immediately be inducted into the US or Canadian army and sent to basic training. After basic, they will be flown back to their home country where they will be given weapons and ammo and told to go reclaim their country. When they have accomplished that we will send their dependents and any other countrymen back to them at no cost.

If they are not willing to do this then they and their families can find another country to take them. We should not have to send our military to fight for their country if they are not willing to fight for it themselves.

Just a thought . . . ••••• I am told by reliably informed religious authorities that at the first Christmas there was a Fourth Wise Man. He was turned away because he brought fruitcake.

These scam artists go to great lengths to sound believable. They use the names of real San Diego County judges . . . cite real infractions (though you may not have committed any of them) and manage to scare the dickens out of a lot of people . . . so much so that many have agree to meet “the Lieutenant” and pay the fines in order to avoid court action.

Lots of holiday parties - lots of folks went off their diets . . . either by design or “accidentally.” Count me among those who left their diet “accidentally.”

It’s mighty hard to follow a diet during the holiday season. Well meaning family and friends thrust taste tempting morsels of food and drink in front of you and your eyes feast, your nose detects the aroma of fine, tasty food . . .and your will power tends to melt. And you’re off your diet. Accidentally.

And the above tee shirt is, I think, so appropriate for this time of year. ••••• SCAM ALERT There are bad rascals out there this year with one of the latest scams.

If you get a call from “law enforcement” saying there is a warrant for

This scam is not only targeting seniors but well educated adults who fall for the realistic scenario. It has happened in Los Angeles County, Riverside County, and right here in San Diego County. Be on the alert for the bad guys!


The Paper

• Page 10 • January 05, 2017

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.

Explore Escondido App

Olga Diaz

Council Member, Represents District 3

Chuckles Cont. from Page 8

Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach. I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air.

I asked my young teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant. He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something.

Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back. My grandson burst out laughing.

The Escondido History Center and the Old Escondido Historic District have partnered to bring you a modern version of the historic district tour experience an app. Escondido has a beautiful historic downtown area with quaint shops and classic architecture. We also have a historic home neighborhood with stunning Craftsman’s, bungalows,

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me.

I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed. So, grinning, I waved at all my brothers and sisters, and drove on through the intersection.

I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared. So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away.

Why even he was enjoying this religious experience!!

Lone Ranger is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 2 year old, 22 pound, male, Beagle.

He arrived with his friend, Tonto. But Tonto has been adopted and he really is a lone ranger. He will do best in a home with another dog. Lone Ranger was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the FOCAS program.

The $145 adoption fee for Lone Ranger includes medical exam, vaccinations, neuter, and microchip. For more information call 760-7536413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org.

Dandy, a 6-year-old Labrador Retriever, is looking for a new best friend. He’s a very sweet boy but a bit shy at first, and would love a home where he can stretch out in the sun and enjoy a nice comfy bed while spending time with his family. He’s a little uncertain of quick movements, so he may do best in a home with older children. With a little love and patience, we’re confident that he will overcome his fears. He loves to play ball and go for walks and would prefer to be the only dog in his new home. Dandy is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus, 3450 E Valley Parkway. To learn more about Dandy, please call 760-888-2275. Letters to the Editor? We Love ‘em!

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Victorian mansions, adobes and even a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Within walking distance is Grape Day Park where an old train car and train depot have been a long standing feature of the park, along with several historic homes and a barn re-located to form the Escondido History Center campus.

smart phone.

Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!!

If the quality of airline service continues to decline, soon terrorists will be the only ones who want to fly.

You may have wandered by these gorgeous buildings and admired from afar but now you can get the background story and a guided walking tour all from your

Will write again soon, Love, Grandma

Download the free app “Explore Escondido” and try one of several tour options. If you have family visit from out of town, take them on a walking tour with you. If you have kids that need a history lesson about their home town, use this as a learning tool. Additional tours will be added as they are developed. Enjoy exploring Escondido!

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I just finished talking with my friend in Minneapolis. He said that since early this morning the snow has reached nearly waist high and is still falling ... His wife has done nothing but look through the kitchen window.

He says that if it gets much worse, he may have to let her in... US Forms Terrorism Commission to Investigate Why No One Followed Recommendations of Previous Terrorism Commissions

The Pastor Says . . .

Pastor Richard Huls (Retired) TO EACH HIS OWN

Every year has its challenges. 2017 is no different. In fact, it inherits the legacy of profiling. Possibly today, there is an even greater need to be aware of it and to adopt a discipline to overcome it.

Profiling is when one sees or hears of something or someone that is suspect. Then a judgment is made and often action is taken to either protect the self or isolate the threat. We see this today, especially with regards to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political parties and social behavior. Much of this is brought to us through the social

media, which today is unreliable with false information. The problem is that we assume all we hear and see is true and we base our judgments and reactions on it. Tragically, the result is often indiscriminate behavior, such as hatred, anger, persecutions, defacement of property, rejection, killings, and even within the legal system, arrests, incarcerations, and the taking of innocent lives.

In many ways, we have failed to see the virtues of the individualand have instead profiled all within a group, on the basis of a few or even one. Who are these perpetrators? We have only to look in the mirror to see them and ask, “How guilty are we?” The answer is to look beyond the race, religion, gender, or social behavior, and see the individual for who he/she is as a child of God, and that we, indeed, all belong to the same family and are called to fulfill the golden rule – “Do unto others as you would want them to do to you.”


The Paper

• Page 11 • January 05, 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 Save the date: 2017 State of the City Address is Feb. 28 On behalf of Business Awards Luncheon. the City Council and The address will highlight some of myself, I wish the most significant you and your family a happy, accomplishments of the last year healthy and successful 2017. and outline upcoming goals for public safety, parks and community The start of the New Year is an services, community development, opportunity to reflect on the traffic and transportation, and progress from the past year and other quality of life issues. move forward on new priorities. It is my honor to represent the City When available, event details along Council in delivering the annual with ticket information and State of the City Address on corporate sponsorship packages will Tuesday, Feb. 28 during the San be posted on the San Marcos Marcos Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce website, Board Member Installation and www.sanmarcoschamber.com. 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

Social Butterfly Cont. from Page 8

Furry Legs of Love; to reserve your spot, call 760.643.5288.

DAR to Meet on Saturday, January 14th The Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will meet Saturday, January 14, at the El Camino Country Club in Oceanside. A 9:30am breakfast will be followed by a program and business meeting. Jennifer Smith, La Jolla VAVS representative and regent of the Linares DAR Chapter, will bring a program titled “Angels Around Us – Recognizing Extraordinary Service to Our Communities”. Also delegates will be elected to the March DAR State Conference. The DAR is open to any female 18 years of age or older who is lineally descended from a patriot who contributed in some way to the colonists fight for independence in the Revolutionary War. Visit http://santamargarita.californiadar.org.

Upcoming Events from Escondido Senior Travel – January 14-17 (Sat.-Tues), Lake Havasu Balloon Festival, $315 PP/Dbl. A 4-day trip; package includes 1 night in Lake Havasu, and 2 nights at the Riverside Hotel & Casino in Laughlin, Morning Balloon “Mass Ascension” at the festival in Havasu and in the evening witness the breath-taking “Balloon Glow.” Docent tour of the Desert Diamond Distillery in Kingman, and a visit to El Dorado Canyon +Techatticup Mine tour. Tuesday, February 14, Mountains & Desert Tour; $85/person. Start offr in Palm Springs by ascending the 8500’ Mt. San Jacinto in a rotating cable car. After 15 minute ride, end up at the top in a beautiful pine forest where you will have lunch overlooking the valley. After lunch, off to the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens for a docent tram tour. For information or reservations, call 760.745.5414. "A New Year, A New You" is Theme of CWC Meeting - The San Marcos-Vista Christian Women's Club luncheon will be on Monday, January 16th at 11:30am at Meadowlark Community Church, 1819

Redwing St., San Marcos. Cost is $15.00 inclusive. The featured speaker, "The Queen of Style" Sharon Lawlor from Dana Point, has a story to tell and she uses the image of stainglass to paint a picture on how we can find freedom from anger, difficult problems and hurt. Sharon is a motivational speaker, a member of The International Society of Women and Apologetics, a community leader/Shepard Global Media Outreach Evangelistic Organization, and she will share how the brokenness of your life can become something beautiful, "From Pieces to Masterpieces." The special feature is a fashion show with "Head Turning Styles" by Glamour Girl Boutique in El Cajon featuring clothes with a new look, bold and beautiful, budget friendly and very flattering. Their clothes are real steals. Entertainment will be "Songs of Joy" by Deborah Brown from San Marcos, an inspirational and lively singer with songs that fill your heart with warmth as you hum along with her. This is a special program planned for the New Year; entertaining, fun and inspiring. Come meet all honored guests and bring a friend. The club has no membership or dues. Make reservations by January 12 for the luncheon. Walk-ins welcome. The luncheon is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries/Christian Women's Club. For more information, visit www.stonecroft.org. For reservations, call Donna 760.432.0772 or Linda 760.685.1588. Become a Docent at Botanic Garden – Classes begin Thursday, January 19th from 9:30am-1pm, at the San Diego Botanic Garden, for those interested in becoming a docent at the Garden. Classes continue on February 2, and every other Thursday thru April 27. Space is limited, so register today by contacting Liz Woodward, SDBG Docent Training Coordinator, at liz@woodwardweb.net or 760.420.1455. Cost is $60 fee for 8 classes. Pre-requisites prior to enrollment required. Gain in-depth knowledge about the unique collection of plants at this 37-acre botanic wonderland and meet others who share your interest. Docent activities include planning/working

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter I wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2017.

I look back with pride on this past year. As a community we have accomplished a lot. Our roads are newly resurfaced, our $8 million investment in our park infrastructure system is providing new equipment and play areas for families, and we are making progress on reducing traffic congestion around town. This year, with the help of over $5 million in grant funding, we’re beginning Phase II of our long term project to revitalize S. Santa Fe Avenue. As

Happy New Year!

with Phase I, the overhead utility poles will first be placed underground to beautify the road and to prepare it for the upcoming streetscape project. For construction updates, please check the City’s website at CityofVista.com.

I hope this New Year brings renewed and continued prosperity to our country, state and especially to our city. Thank you to our residents, businesses, and visitors for being part of the community. You make Vista a unique place to live, work and play. Happy New Year!

Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood To honor our commitment to zero waste, the of City Oceanside will offer many recycling programs throughout the year, beginning with the holiday season. Holiday trees will be collected curbside to be recycled until January 13th on your regular collection day. Residents are asked to remove all decorations and tree stands. If possible, residents are asked to cut down the tree to four foot sections however, this is not required. Flocked trees cannot be recycled and must be disposed of through regular waste service, cut down and placed in the gray waste cart with the lid closed. Flocked trees on special events, garden beautification, and are encouraged, but not required, to lead garden tours.

Rescued Dogs Now Available for Adoption at S.D. Humane Society - More than 45 of the 78 dogs rescued in December from a hoarding case in El Cajon are now available for adoption. We’re overjoyed that these animals will get to start off the new year with new families in the homes they deserve. The dogs are doing well, but many need socialization due to being isolated and kept inside their whole lives. Some are shy and unaccustomed to collars and leashes, and most are not yet housebroken. Nothing surprising given the conditions in which we found them. Their new families will need to help them transition into their new homes, but they won’t be alone. We’re here to help with behavior and medical support as well as the training classes all new dogs need. The outpouring of community support has been tremendous. We’ve received donated blankets, towels, toys, bedding, sheets and more to care for these dogs. The remaining 33 dogs are either pregnant or newborns and will be available in February once the pups are old enough for adoption. Our partner Nestlé Purina is covering the adoption fees for all the dogs through a very generous donation. Thanks to you, Purina and the

Holiday Recycle

can also be brought to the City’s Operation Center at 4927 Oceanside Blvd and placed in the available containers in the front parking lot. The container will be on site until January 13th. If you want to dispose of old electronic materials after the holidays, up to five e-waste items may be scheduled for pick up three times annually. To schedule a free pick up, call 760-439-2824 at least 24 hours in advance of your collection day. E-waste may also be dropped off at Waste Management’s buy back center, 2880 Industry Street, Tuesday through Saturday at no charge. Proof of Oceanside residency is required. For more information, visit www.greenoceanside.org. generous support of our community, these dogs have been saved from the nightmare their lives took on inside that house. For now, they’re resting comfortably surrounded by plush bedding, new toys and the care of our staff and volunteers. What a great way for the year to begin with these dogs finally getting the homes they deserve. We’re truly thankful for your support, as I’m sure are all of these beautiful dogs. Contact the San Diego Humane Society, 5500 Gaines St., San Diego, 92110, or call 619.299.7012.

Simply, Thank You! – Hope; Strength; Resilience. These are a few of the words that come to mind when we think of the support our community provides for those in need. As we begin a new year, we are grateful to work alongside children and families who are overcoming big life obstacles and achieving success. Self-Reliance – With the support you provided in 2016, Lifeline can continue giving youth and families the tools they need to solve their own problems and become self-reliant. We witnessed the generosity of spirit through this past year’s Adopt-a-Family program which supported

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we started in the Dec 15th issue. That same theme expressed a bit differently comes from the early days of television’s “Show of Shows” when a romantically inclined and kittenish Imogene Coca implored a reluctant Sid Caesar, “Don’t fight it, it’s bigger than both of us.” Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory

www.computerfactorysanmarcos.com "San Diego's Best Computer Store 2016" Union Tribune readers poll

“The Times They are a Changin” part II

The first week in January always finds us at the CES in Las Vegas. The World’s biggest technology exhibition. Each year it’s Las Vegas’ biggest single event with over 170,000 exhibitors and attendees. Not open to the public, it is a meeting of the entire consumer electronics industry. Everything from fitness and health monitoring through computing and communication to drones and driverless cars are featured in the convention centers and hotels up and down the strip. 5000 members of the “working press” including Nome and me are invited. Next week we’ll talk about the show but this week it’s “Times They are a Changin” part II Bob Dylan’s 1963 song and the words of the first verse were the inspiration for this two part series

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Technology is rapidly changing the way we do just about everything. The common theme from Dylan and Coca is that resisting change has consequences. As consumers we adapt to it, lag behind or drop out.

In business, lagging behind is pretty much the same as dropping out, you simply disappear or survive serving some niche. Here at the Computer Factory we’ve done a pretty good job of adapting over the years but technological change is accelerating and we need to look hard at how it is changing the way we serve our business and home customer needs.

Cloud based computing and communications is the wave of the future and has already begun pushing Windows based PC usage into a long term decline. Even so, Windows PCs will be with us for quite some time. Business users will be slower to abandon Windows for “the cloud” because they have a substantial investment in their systems and applications. Home users will be quicker to dump Microsoft for “the cloud” because they have less to lose. DEATH NOTICES

Aquino, Cecelia, 88 Solana Beach Passed away on December 2, 2016 American Cremation, Carlsbad

Baker, Gregory Elmer Frank, 75 Encinitas Passed away on December 21, 2016 Accu-Care Cremation and Funerals, Carlsbad Castellano, Anthony, 53 Menifee Passed away on November 27, 2016 American Cremation, Escondido Conger, Milija V., 90 Escondido Passed away on December 25, 2016 CaliforniaFuneralAlternatives.com

Cross, Joseph, 97 Escondido Passed away on November 18, 2016 American Cremation, Escondido

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Dorman, Juanita, 79 Escondido Passed away on December 2, 2016 American Cremation, Escondido

Ebersole, Bernice A., 86 San Marcos Passed away on December 25, 2016 CaliforniaFuneralAlternatives.com

Goldenberg, Susan, 84 San Diego Passed away on November 14, 2016 American Cremation, Escondido Groves, Manilla “Betty,” 102 Carlsbad Passed away on December 26, 2016 Oceanside Mortuary, Oceanside Ibarra, Rosario G., 38 Escondido Passed away on December 24, 2016 CaliforniaFuneralAlternatives.com Jungk, Ethel, 92

While some home users need or prefer stand alone applications and others are leery of trusting the Internet, “the cloud” revolution is already here. If you are trading stocks, banking, paying bills or emailing you already trust “the cloud.” The next step for non business users will be relatively easy. Moving to a “cloud” based operating system like the one on your smart phone should require a fairly short learning curve. Our business plan for 2017 will be to continue to build, customize and service Windows desk top and notebook PCs. We will continue to offer a broad line of late model commercial grade, factory refurbished Windows notebook and

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Kapusnik, John J., 91 U S Veteran Coast Guard Escondido Passed away on December 27, 2016 CaliforniaFuneralAlternatives.com

Kazmarek, Joan, 65 Encinitas Passed away on November 28, 2016 American Cremation, Carlsbad

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desktop PCs for home and business. We will expand our business network installation and maintenance to include surveillance and security.

The inexpensive “Cloud” based Chromebooks and Cloudbooks are essentially “commodity” products with manufacturer’s warranties. Our emphasis with these products will be to assist our customers in transitioning from Windows to “cloud” computing, communications and applications through in house and on-site training. Our expanded capabilities will include “smart home” and security systems installation. It should be a very interesting year.

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Princic, John Anthony, 70 Oceanside Passed away on December 20, 2016 Accu-Care Cremation and Funerals, Carlsbad Renard-Peralta, Melba, 68 San Diego Passed away on November 15, 2016 American Cremation, Escondido Schoeneman, Carmen, 92 Escondido Passed away on November 27, 2016 American Cremation, Escondido Sergeant, Barbara, 82 Poway Passed away on November 26, 2016 American Cremation, Escondido Silva, Nicolas, 26 San Diego DOB March 20, 1990 American Cremation, Escondido

Smerdu, Betty Jean, 92 Carlsbad Passed away on December 22, 2016 Accu-Care Cremation and Funerals, Carlsbad Sulsh, Robert, 88 Oceanside Passed away on November 29, 2016 American Cremation, Carlsbad Tupuola, Toalii, 57 Vista Passed away on December 25, 2016 Oceanside Mortuary, Oceanside

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133 families. We are honored and inspired. We have the resources to keep critical programs open in 2017 because of the strong support from community members. With your help, we will continue to help families on their path to self-reliance. Happy New Year! On behalf of our dedicated staff members and volunteers, we wish you a wonderful New Year. (written by Donald Stump of North County Lifeline in Vista)

January Events/Classes at Botanic Garden – The San Diego Botanic Garden will feature the following events and classes during January: Daily, January 14-March 31, 9am-5pm; the Garden Tapestries from Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Center in Giza, Egypt, will be on display in the prominent public garden; visit http://www.sdbgarden.org/artshows.htm. Daily, thru April, 9am-5pm, Sculpture in the Garden, a unique exhibition showcase of 52 sculptures from 30+ talented artists; visit http://www.sdbgarden.org/sculpture,htm. Wednesdays, January 18 and 25, 12:30pm4pm, Beginning Mosaics—Butterflies, Dragonflies, Seahorses, Owls & Turtles; create garden art in this mosaics class. All materials/tools provided; members $75; nonmembers $90; a $60 materials fee is also paid directly to the instructor on the day of class. Saturday, January 21, 9am-12noon; Living Wall/Vertical Garden; learn basics of planting a 10”x20” vertical living wall made out of succulents; members $30; non-members $36; an $80 materials fee per student is also paid directly to the instructor at class. Also, Saturday, January 21, 10am-1pm and Saturday, January 28, 9:30am-1pm, Mosaic Garden Jewels; create mosaic using ocean rocks and glass beads to create flowers, plants or other shapes. Info: http.//www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm. Saturday, January 28, 9am-1pm; members

$62, non-members $74; Focus on Orchids: Photo Workshop with Bob Bretell who will demystify the challenge of photographing orchids. Tuesday, January 31, 9am-12noon; members $45, non-members $54; fee includes materials; make a Succulent Turtle for yourself, taught by the SDBG Succulent Wreath Team. Bring small clippers/scissors to class. For all the classes listed here, visit http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm. The San Diego Botanic Garden is located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, 92024. For general information, visit www.SDBGarden.org.

Distilled Competition Now Accepting Entries - Distilled, San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Competition, is accepting entries for the 2017 competition which takes place February 19. Hosted by the San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, Distilled evaluates spirits produced worldwide. Entry deadline is February 3; register at www.distilledsandiego.com. The Distilled competition strives to gain recognition and promote distilleries that are producing the finest quality spirits. Entries from commercially licensed spirit producers and distributors worldwide will be judged by industry experts. Distillers will be provided with valuable, unbiased, third-party feedback on the quality and process of their spirits. Winning entries are provided with competition medals, digital artwork, customizable press releases and the opportunity to have product purchased and poured at the Distilled Festival on Saturday, June 24 during the 2017 San Diego Fair. The Distilled Festival celebrates quality spirits, craft cocktails and some of the finest distilleries in the world. Festival features include live music, “Meet the Maker” educational seminars, and a live mixology cocktail competition. Participating distilleries will gain exposure in the San Diego market and at the San Diego County Fair, attracting more than 1.6 mil-

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Veterans Stand Down Planned for January 27-29 - Green Oak Ranch is the venue for the first North County Veterans Stand Down event for homeless and needy vets, and will focus on the needs along the Highway 78 coridor and North County cities. The event will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 27, 28, and 29th. This Stand Down will provide men, women and children with shelter, medical, dental, legal, clothing, showers, haircuts, food, counseling, spiritual, and other needed services. Stand Down is a military term designation that a combat unit has temporarily moved out of the field and back to camp for rest and rehabilitation. Today it refers to a time when homeless veterans can remove themselves from the streets. Stand Down is designed to create a transformational community of participants, service providers and volunteers that is based on dignity, respect and empowerment, and will bring essential services to homeless veterans while raising their morale and motivation. Arie DeJong, owner of Green Oak Ranch, is honorary chairman of the North County event. For more details or to volunteer, visit www.ncstanddown.org.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-032538 The name of the business: Abigails Medical Supplies, Inc., located at 3837 Plaza Dr. #802, Oceanside, Ca. 92056. This business is registered by: Abigails Medical Supplies, Inc. 3837 Plaza Dr. #802 Oceanside, Ca. 92056 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 10/01/16. /s/ Abigail Newsome, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/23/16. 12/29/2016 and 01/05, 01/12, and 01/19/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031257 The name of the business: Harp Construction, located at 306 N. West El Norte Parkway, #426, Escondido, Ca. 92026. This business is registered by: Denis W. Hobson 29591 Castle Creek Lane Escondido, Ca. 92026 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/01/2016. /s/ Denis W. Hobson This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/08/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031560 The name of the business: Strawberry Cleaners, located at 1245 North Las Flores Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Paulina Cortez Luna 1245 N. Las Flores Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Paulina Cortez Luna This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/12/16. 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05, 01/12/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031272 The name of the business: Vecino Market, located at 995 Postal Way, Vista, CA. 92083. This business is registered by: B & G Market, Inc. 500 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 12/08/16. /s/ Gihad Hamideh, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/08/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031350 The name of the business: Franchise Watchdog, Cool Kidz Watches, located at 1265 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. This business is registered by: NYPinsripes, LLC 1265 Carlsbad Village Dr..#100 Carlsbad, CA. 92008 The business is conducted by a LImited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Christpher J. Lopez, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/09/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-032086 The name of the business:Days Inn Oceanside, Days Inn at the Coast, located at 1501 Carmelo Dr., Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is registered by: Harborview Inn LLC 1501Carmelo Dr. Oceanside, CA. 92054 The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 6/21/1997. /s/Nayan B. Patel, Manager This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/19/16. 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05 and 1/12/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-032175 The name of the business: Melrose Gas, located at 210 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Melrose Valero Inc. 210 S. Melrose Dr. Vista, Ca. 92081 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 12/20/16. /s/Evan Yousef, Vice President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/20/16. 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05 and 1/12/2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031873 The name of the business: LivingShiny, LivingShiny Photography, located at 2222 Baxter Canyon Road, Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Michelle Ann Hoppe 2222 Baxter Canyon Road Vista, Ca. 92081 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/01/2016. /s/ Michelle Ann Hoppe This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/1516. 12/22, 12/29/2016, 01/05 and 01/12/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031451 The name of the business: InXpress, located at 1265 Carlsbad Village Dr. #100,, Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. This business is registered by: NYPinstripes, LLC 1265 Carlsbad Village Drive. #100 Carlsbad, CA. 92008 The business is conducted by a LImited Liability Company. First day of business was 5/1/2011. /s/ Christpher J. Lopez, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/12/2016. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031611 The name of the business: City Cable, located at 2151 Via Esmarca, #3, Oceanside, Ca., 92054. This business is registered by: Mladjen Raicevic 2151 Via Esmarca #3 Oceanside, Ca. 92054 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Mladjen Raicevic This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/13/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-032554 The name of the business: Produce Lite, Inc., located at 757 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., #4, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Produce Lite, Inc. 757 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. #4 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Carlos Jauregui, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/23/16. 12/29/2016 and 01/05, 01/12, and 01/19/2017.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030351 The name of the business: Pelican Replacement Windows, located at 2210 La Mirada Dr., Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Pelican Glass Inc. 2210 La Mirada Dr. Vista, Ca. 92081 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/1/2003. /s/Timothy D. Skeer, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/23/2016 12/22, 12/29, 01/05 & 01/12/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030984 The name of the business: Sky’s the Limit Ballooning Adventures, located at 1439 Linda Sue Lane, Encinitas, Ca. 92024. This business is registered by: Pacific Rim Adventures, Inc. 1439 Linda Sue Lane Encinitas, Ca. 92024 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/11/11. /s/ James Lawson, CEO/President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/05/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031094 The name of the business: Blue Diamond Rentals, located at 360 N. El Camino Real #2A, Encinitas, Ca. 92024. This business is registered by: Blue Diamond Property Management, Inc. 360 N. El Camino Real #2a Encinitas, Ca. 92024 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 4/01/2012. /s/ Samantha Easton, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/06/2016 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-029678 The name of the business: Elle Kay Fit, located at 3330 Harding St., #F, Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. This business is registered by: Lia Kinn 3330 Harding St. #F Carlsbad, Ca. 92008 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Lia Kinn This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/16/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031161 The name of the business: California’s Finest Detail, located at 519 Ammunition Rd., #7, Fallbrook, CA. 92028. This business is registered by: Frank Jr., Perez 519 Ammunition Rd. #7 Fallbrook, Ca. 92028 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Frank Jr. Perez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/07/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031516 The name of the business: RHR Austin Strategies, located at 547 Parsons Lane, San Marcos, Ca. 92069., This business is registered by: Juanita C and Asahel Hayes 547 Parsons Lane San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 12/01/2016. /s/ Juanita C. Hayes This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/12/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/052017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031373 The name of the business: Premier Property Management, located at 3415 Corte Panorama, Carlsbad, Ca. 92009. This business is registered by: Angelina Wong 3415 Corte Panorama Carlsbad, CA. 92009 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/20/08. /s/ Angelina Wong This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/09/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2016-00044536-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Roberto Cesar EstrellaValencia filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present names: Roberto Cesar Estrella-Valencia, Roberto Cesar Estrella, Roberto C. Estrella, to Proposed name(s) respectively: Ivan Roberto Estrella, Ivan Roberto Estrella, Ivan Roberto Estrella. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: February 6, 2017, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 12/19/2016. /s/William S. Dato, Judge of the Superior Court 12/29/2016, 01/05, 01/12 & 01/19/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-029514 The name of the business: Hair - by Venecia, located at 142 N. El Camino Real #116, Encinitas, Ca. 92024. This business is registered by: Venecia Valdez 505 W. Bobier Dr., #102 Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Venecia Valdez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/15/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-032674 The name of the business: Dreams Now, located at 339 S. Barnwell St., Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is registered by: Joel Turman 339 S. Barnwell St. Oceanside, Ca. 92054 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/01/2016 /s/ Joel Turman This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/27/2016. 01/05, 1/12, 1/19 and 1/26/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031363 The name of the business: Best Property Management, Cole Realty & Mortgage, located at 186 S. Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Cole Realty & Mortgage, Inc. 875 Mimosa Ave. Vista, Ca. 92081 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/20/87. /s/ L. Cole, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/09/2016. 01/05, 1/12, 1/19 andBUSINESS 1/26/2017.NAME FICTITIOUS

STATEMENT #2016-031362 The name of the business: Neverending Summer, located at 604 Shenandoah Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Neverending Summer 2432 Lake Forest St. Escondido, Ca. 92026 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 3/18/2011. /s/ Jason Bennetts, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/09/2016. 01/05, 1/12, 1/19 and 1/26/2017.

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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 Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Project No: Phase 1: P160023 (SDP 16-004, MND 15005) Phase 2: P150012 (SP15-001, TSM15-002, MFSDP 15-001, MND 15-005) Applicant: Phase 1: University District Holdings II, LLC; and Phase 2: CR TOVR Associates, LLC Request: Phase 1: Amend currently approved Site Development Plan (SDP 14005) addressing proposed changes in SDP 16-004 to the remaining undeveloped portion of Phase 1 (northern portion of project site) proposing up to 13,499 s.f. of office/retail uses and 6,500 s.f. of restaurant uses instead of 19,900 s.f. of commercial office, 19,000 s.f. of medical office, 4,000 s.f. of retail, and a 4,000 s.f. restaurant; and; Phase 2: A Specific Plan Amendment to the Heart of the City reducing 6.8 acres of Town Center (TC) and adding 6.8 acres of High Density Multi-Family Residential (HDMFR), a MultiFamily Site Development Plan allowing the maximum development of 118 townhouse condominium units. Environmental Determination: Mitigated Negative Declaration (ND 15-005) with a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. Location of Property: Phase 1: Consists of a commercial/retail center on a 4.66 acre site, located at the southwest corner of Twin Oaks Valley Road & San Marcos Boulevard, more particularly described as: Parcels 1 and 2 of Tentative Parcel Map 659, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, according to Parcel Map 21286 filed in the Office of the County Recorder October 14, 2015. Assessor’s Parcel Numbers: 220-190-5400, 220-190- 55-00, & 220190-56-00. Phase 2: Approximately 6.8 acres located south of San Marcos Boulevard and West of Twin Oaks Valley Road, more particularly described as: Parcel 3 of San Marcos TPM No. 659, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, according to the parcel map thereof No. 21286 filed in the County Recorder’s Office on December 14, 2015. Assessor’s Parcel Numbers: 220-190-57-00, 220-190-5800, 220-190-59-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Garth Koller, Principal Planner, by calling 760-744-1050 extension 3231, or via email at gkoller@san-marcos.net. NOTICE:

Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Commission to the City Council provided the appeal fee is paid ($20 for residents; $1,155 for non-residents) and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the decision (due no later than 5:30 PM on January 30, 2017). The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is

based. The City Council will then consider the filed appeal/s at a later public hearing. The Planning Division can be contacted at 760-744-1050, extension 3233 or lkiss@sanmarcos.net. 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) 744-1050, Extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 1/5/17.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-032074 The name of the business: Coffee Milano, located at 1146 Garnet Ave., Unit A, San Diego, Ca. 92109. This business is registered by: Gholamreza Ebrahimzadeh 834 Omar Drive Escondido, Ca. 92025 Mohammadreza Ebrahimzadeh 17040 Ralph’s Ranch Rd. San Diego, Ca. 92127 The business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was 12/19/2016. /s/ Gholamreza Ehrahimzadeh This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/19/2016. 01/05, 1/12, 1/19 and 1/26/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-032686 The name of the business: Blues Construction, located at 922 Tiger Tail Road, Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Richard B. Dominguez 922 Tiger Tail Road Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 01/01/16. /s/ Richard B. Dominguez, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/27/2016. 01/05, 1/12, 1/19 and 1/26/2017.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2016-00045800-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Natalie Amanda Steele filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present names: Natalie Amanda Steele to Proposed name: Natalie Amanda Shotts. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: February 17, 2017, 9:30a.m., Department 46. The address of the court is: San Diego Superior Court, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA. 92101.. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 12/30/2016. /s/Jeffrey B. Barton, Judge of the Superior Court 01/05, 01/12, 1/19 & 01/26/2017

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The Doctor is In!

As your Dentists for the San Marcos community, we would like to assure you that we keep up with the ever changing technological advancement within the Dental field. Dr. Hurt and Dr. Shepard are always continuing in their education and are committed to providing their patients’ with the best treatment and materials available to date. For patients who are anxious or afraid of dental work, Dr. Hurt D.D.S is

licensed in oral sedation, where a pill is taken to help the patient relax and fall into a nice semi-sleep state. This allows the doctor to do several restorations in one visit and the patient is not aware of the procedures being done on them. Dr. Hurt is also qualified in Implant restoration with single or multiple crowns and bridges restoration, as well as with implants for dentures. For patients with breathing difficulties and jaw

joint pains, Dr. Shepard D.D.S is trained specifically under United States Dental Institute (USDI) for Orthodontics and Dental Orthopedics. She can help patients open up their airway, alleviate TMJ and alignment of teeth, which will improve a patients overall breathing, health and jaw pains. As a special farewell to 2016 and a Warm Welcome to 2017 - we wish you and your family a HAPPY NEW YEAR with

a 2017 New Year’s Special on implants and/or any crown procedure. We’ll make this offer good until January 30, 2017 so book your appointment as soon as possible because, at these great savings, appointments are likely to fill up quickly!

The doctors and dental staff at San Marcos Dental Center are please to serve you and are ready to offer you any assistance to make you comfortable!

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