January 6, 2022
Volume 52 - No. 01
By Friedrich Gomez
PREFACE: First off, I wish to thank the many pastors, ministers, and various congregants, all of whom have been asking me to address this serious concern that is festering worldwide within Christian Houses of Worship. Per their request, this investigative article is dedicated, and also to the various religious scholars and antiquity experts whose data and guidance were indispensable. DATELINE: AMERICA & THE WORLD. In 2018, ABC News reported the following news story to The Paper - 760.747.7119
a shocked ‘live’ nationwide television audience: “Televangelist, Jesse Duplantis, says that God told him he needed a (fourth) private luxury plane and he’s asking his followers to once-again foot the bill for the $54-million price tag!”
Pastor Duplantis explained to a stunned, disbelieving, viewing audience numbering in the millions across America and on multiple subsequent television broadcasts (including his own personal website): “You know, I’ve owned three luxury jets in my life and I’ve used them, and just burnin’ ‘em up, for the Lord Jesus Christ.” (This
video broadcast can be viewed in its entirely at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v =GsQo2TrvYcA)
The broadcast would spill over to various other live primetime newscasts and would result in a giant tsunami-wave of criticism and embarrassment from both religious and secular factions, here and eventually from around the globe. For many concerned observers, this is not a singular incident, but a fastemerging and accelerating number of
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what many secular and religious critics now call “prosperity pastors.”
But long before the designation of “prosperity pastors,” there have been excessively-rich men of the pulpit and various religious leaders for as long as most people can remember, and as far back as antiquity.
LEGACY OF ‘PROSPERTY PASTORS’ DURING THE TIME OF THE HISTORICAL JESUS. Worldrenowned Christian scholar, Pastor Doug Reed, states that Jesus’ greatest opponent was not the greatest sin-
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ners of His day but the wealthy, powerful religious leaders of whom he described thusly: “You snakes! You brood of vipers. How will you escape being condemned to Hell?” (Matthew 23:33) Christian historian, Pastor Reed, reveals the shocking truth: “The priesthood (during Jesus’ day) lived well beyond that of the average man. They supported their lavish lifestyles with a temple tax which every Jew was required to pay.”
ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER SHOCKING ‘MANSIONS’ OF SUPER RICH RELIGIOUS LEADERS. During the time of the historical Jesus and the early Christians, super rich religious leaders have worshipped the Almighty Dollar. Archaeologists discovered: “Impressive archaeological remains of their Jerusalem residences which reveal how elegant their lifestyle had become.” In spacious structures unhesitatingly dubbed ‘mansions’ by the archaeologists who uncovered them in the 1970s. “The lavish mosaic floored reception rooms and dining rooms with elaborate painted and carved stucco wall decorations, a wealth of fine tableware, glassware, carved stone table tops” and so on.
These religious leaders lived in luxury while the average Jewish peasant and faithful follower struggled to just survive. (“The Message and the Kingdom,” book by religious authorities, Richard A. Horsley and Neil
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!
An Invisible Man marries an Invisible Woman. The Kids were nothing to look at either. •••• 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... •••• The USA should invade and conquer the USA . . and then win the hearts and minds of the people by building roads, bridges, and putting locals to work. •••• I didn't make it to the gym today. That makes five years in a row.
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HISTORICAL LEGACY CONTINUES WITH WORLD’S RICHEST CHRISTIAN LEADERS TODAY! Amazingly, this super-rich legacy phenomenon is nothing new. However, what is alarming to the worldwide Christian religious communities is the accelerating and shocking exponential growth of ultra-wealthy pastors who are no longer the exception to the rule, but, are fast-becoming among the most powerful, influential, and wealthy people in all the world today. WHAT IS THE ANNUAL NATIONWIDE SALARY OF THE (AVERAGE) U. S. PASTOR? How much does a typical church pastor make in the United States? The (average) annual salary of a pastor in the United States, according to the most recent nationwide data only six weeks ago (as of November 29, 2021) is $100,891 -- but the range typically falls between $82,926 and $114, 342. (Source: Christianity Today International Report from Church Law & Tax Report 2021 State of Church Compensation Report.) However, in recent years there has emerged a most shocking reality that is stronger today than ever before: a plethora of pastors who are among the richest in the world, with a fleet
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How many of us can name all 10 of Santa's reindeer? Almost everyone knows Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph, but everyone forgets about Olive.
She is only mentioned in the song about Rudolph, in the line “Olive, the other reindeer, used to laugh, and call him names.” •••• Did you know on the Canary Islands there is not one canary? Same is true of the Virgin Islands. Not one canary their either. •••• A friend suggested I put horse manure on my strawberries. I will never do that again. I’m going back to whip cream. •••• After a tiring day, a commuter settled down in her seat and closed her eyes. As the train rolled out of the station, the guy sitting next to her pulled out his cell phone and started talking in a loud voice: "Hi sweetheart. It's Eric. I'm on the train."
"Yes, I know it's the six thirty and not the four thirty, but I had a long meeting." "No, honey, not with that blonde from the accounts office. With the boss." "No sweetheart, you're the only one in my life. Yes, I'm sure, cross my heart."
Fifteen minutes later, he was still talking loudly, when the young woman sitting next to him had enough and
No Need to Gag on Gasoline Prices
By Cecil Scaglione
If you no longer need a family car — you fly to vacations, walk to the grocery, and take cabs to the dentist — you’ll save yourself tons of money. You have no car payments, no insurance premiums no maintenance costs, and no need to haul a pocketful of credit cards to the nearest gasoline pump to fill your tank. The money you save buys a ton of cab trips.
The thought of not having a vehicle parked in the garage or driveway makes most people shudder. The thought of conspiracies, government meddling, foreign control, distribution problems, and a host of leaned over and said into the phone, "Eric, turn that phone off and come back to bed." Eric doesn't use his cell phone in public any longer. Cell phone etiquette, ya think?
LIFE GETS BETTER WITH AGE -
I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing "Silent Night." Age 5 I've learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my broccoli either. Age 7 I've learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back. Age 9
I've learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up again. Age 12 I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up. Age 14 've learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad my parents are strict with me. Age 15 I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice. Age 24
I've learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures. Age 26 I've learned that wherever I go, the
other reasons, real or imagined, driving up the cost of a gallon of gasoline prompt these same people to carp and complain. Fuel prices are getting as much talk time these days as does the weather. Just as a few adjustments will help you beat the weather, such as heading south if it’s cold or for the beach if it’s too hot, there are a multitude of moves you can make to avoid being hammered by rising gasoline prices if you don’t want to sell your car.
Plan your trips. If you have a list of chores to do, take a moment to mentally map out the shortest route to combine them all. In other words, don’t drive to the dry cleaners, then drive back home to drop
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world's worst drivers have followed me there. Age 29
I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it. Age 30 I've learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don' know how to show it. Age 42
I've learned that you can make some one's day by simply sending them a little note. Age 44
I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his or her need to cast blame on others. Age 46 I've learned that children and grandparents are natural allies. Age 47
I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. Age 48 I've learned that singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spirits for hours. Age 49 I've learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone. Age 50
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree
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on needed weight. He built up muscles for the he-man types and glamorized the figures of the ladies of the silver screen."
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Health Guru to the Stars - When visitors and neighbors entered the Valley Center home of Donald Loomis they were immediately struck by multiple autographed photos of the man posing with some of the country's most prominent notables and Hollywood's most famous movie stars. A physical therapist and chiropractor by profession, Loomis was the Health Director at MGM studios where he regularly looked after the fitness needs of Judy Garland, Clark Gable, Shirley Temple -- in fact, every actor under contract to the studio. In a 1990 interview on file at the Valley Center Historical Society, a colleague stated, "If they were too heavy for a movie role, he slimmed hem down. If they were thin, he put
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of private modern luxury planes, their own personal airports, flight runways, airplane hangars housing fleets of jet passenger aircraft, multiple mansion/estates in different cities, and mega-millions of dollars in their personal bank accounts.
GROWING NUMBER OF “SUPER RICH PASTORS” NOW A GLOBAL CONCERN. In the case of televangelist, Pastor Jesse Duplantis, he is not alone, nor should his influential power be minimized or underestimated. In the view of many, the 72-year-old preacher from the Christian Evangelical Charismatic movement, has been empowered to found the Jesse Duplantis Worldwide Ministries (JDM) headquartered in America, but with international branches across the globe, which includes the United Kingdom in Europe, as well as the continent of Australia, Down Under – all tax exempt – and all of which have made Duplantis among the wealthiest pastors worldwide. As such, countless other pastors in good standing and with far greater credible and altruistic lifestyles, have distanced themselves and critiqued Pastor DuPlantis in severe rhetoric.
Concerning the rise of Pastor Duplantis and his ilk, the general consensus from other religious fac-
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At the time of the 1990 interview, conducted in Valley Center, Loomis was 80 years old and had been practicing for 60 years. Efforts to determine more about his life after that date were not successful. For more information, visit the Valley Center History Museum at 29200 Cole Grade Road. The museum is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Information is also available by contacting the museum by e-mail at email@example.com by by calling 760-749-2993.
A report at the Valley Center History Museum, shows that before his job at MGM, Loomis treated the likes of Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. One client, a clothing designer, contacted a cousin at the movie studio suggesting he be hired. Loomis' career in bodybuilding and fitness earned him a cover story in Strength and Health magazine. His work in physical therapy continued after moving to Valley Center where he lived at Skyline Ranch Mobile Home Park on Paradise Mountain Road. He developed a correspondence course called "Be as fit as the stars of the screen" in which, after determining the physical condition of those who wrote to him, he set up exercise and diet programs to meet their individual needs.
tions is to not ignore him, but to keep him in check by exposing him.
As one indignant and concerned Christian pastor confided to The Paper, the emergence of such ultrarich pastors are not to be ignored: “If ever there was an elephant standing in the living room, there is now a herd of pachyderms which are now truly impossible to ignore.” GOD ALLEGEDLY SPOKE TO PASTOR DUPLANTIS, TELLING HIM HE NEEDS A 4TH LUXURY PASSENGER JET. On one news telecast, Duplantis continued to clarify to his vast viewing audience on primetime TV news that God, Himself, personally spoke to him about getting a 4th luxury jet aircraft, allegedly commanding him: “It’s time for an upgrade!” According to Pastor Duplantis, he said the Holy God even told him what kind of luxury jet to have his congregations buy him this time. Regarding this fourth luxury jet, the pastor quoted God as such: “He said: ‘I want you to believe in me for a Falcon 7X.’ And I answered Him -- ‘Okay!’” Pastor Duplantis said God wants him to have the ultra-luxurious Falcon 7X so that he can preach to more people around the world aboard the $54million dollar aircraft.
According to his alleged divine revelation and direct communication with the Almighty, Himself, the pastor should be travelling in high-stepping style by upgrading his jets: the
Conservative Order for Good Government Meeting Announced - On Tuesday, January 11th, the Conservative Order for Good Government (COGG) will hold it's meeting at 11:30am at Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Blvd., Rancho Bernardo, with lunch from 12noon to 12:30. Cost is $35 or lunch and in-person with Paula Whitsell, the speaker for the meeting. Registration prior to January 9th will ensure your meal choice and seating. The guest speaker, Paula Whitsell, will speak about The Republican Party Challenges in San Diego County. Since 2014, the Democratic Party membership has increased 50%, from 533,000 to 801,000, while the Republican Party membership has only increased by 6%, from 504,000 to 534,000. Other party and unaffiliated voters are now 628,000, surpassFalcon 7X is no ordinary run-of-themill private ultra-luxury jet; it is among the most technologicallyadvanced business jets in service anywhere in the world today. His worldwide congregation has already paid for his current fleet of three jet aircraft, referred by some as the “Trinity,” named after the Christian concept of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The new jet acquisition would be the 4th luxury jetliner for the pastor, so the term ‘Trinity’ will no longer apply.
CHRISTIAN BIBLE USES SATIRICAL HUMOUR TO CRITICIZE & EXPOSE THE SINS OF THE SINNERS. Just as political satirists have long criticized untrustworthy leaders, such as with: “Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason,” so also does the Good Book use ancient satirical humour to expose sins and sinners, according to the world’s foremost Bible scholars. According to Douglas Wilson, editor of Christian Magazine, Jesus often used satire and hyperbole to cause us to laugh and shun at ridiculous hypocrisy, such as: “Why do you look at the splinter in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the board in your own eye?” (Matthew 7:3-4) Likewise, there is still bountiful use of Christian satirical humour today
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ing the GOP membership. San Diego is rapidly politically becoming "Los Angeles lite", a situation hardly in tune with our Conservative philosophy. Paula Whitsell was elected Chairman of the San Diego County Republican Party this past February. She will address the challenges to the GOP now as well as plans for moving forward. We certainly must support her efforts.
Registration can be done with this invitation, at our website at COGGrb.org, by phone to Blair Lawson at 858-217-6996, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register by Saturday, January 9th. The venue needs our count of attendees and luncheon selections by then. If you cannot attend in person, Zoom attendance is also available. You will be notified on Monday, January 10th with Zoom instructions. Please join us on January 11th for what will be an extremely informa-
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off the clean clothes, and head to the nursery to pick up some houseplants, drop them off at home, and then motor to the supermarket for groceries.
After cutting down on the length of your trips, reduce the number of trips. When you’re not driving, you’re not using gasoline.
Mechanics and motorists pretty well agree that speeding slurps up the gasoline. “Speed limit” driving not only is safer, it saves you money. At the pump, you don’t always have to buy the highest-rated premium gasoline. Your vehicle manual will tell you the octane-level your vehicle requires. Keep your tires inflated properly. Under-inflated rubber causes “drag” and requires more fuel to propel your vehicle. Lift the hood and inspect your air filter. If it’s dirty, replace it. If you don’t know where it is, check your manual. Check the oil level. And the transmission fluid level. Adding oil or fluid when required is no more complicated than pouring coffee into a cup. Written by Cecil Scaglione
November 1, 2021 at 5:00 am
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COLLISION CLAIMS LIFE OF ESCONDIDO PEDESTRIAN On December 27, 2021, at 6:49 p.m., the Escondido Police Department received a report of a crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian on Midway Drive north of Valley Parkway.
The preliminary investigation indicated a silver Kia Optima was driving north on Midway Drive and struck a pedestrian who was crossing east on Midway Drive between Valley Parkway and Washington Avenue. The male driver of the Kia has been identified as a 36-year-old Escondido resident and the male pedestrian was an 82-year-old Escondido resident. Alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision, however weather may have played a role.
This crash is under investigation by Officer Adan Martinez of the Escondido Police Department Traffic Division. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is encouraged to contact Officer Martinez 760-839-4729.
Escondido City Council Member Openly Challenges Mayor Paul McNamara Mike Morasco, Escondido City Council Member, says that it’s time that Mayor Paul McNamara be reomoved as the Escondido City SANDAG representative and replaced with a representatie the represents the Escondido City Council majority and will vote accordingly. Morasco was quoted in a year-end
Q&A with the Escondido Times Advocate as saying, “Our city deserves a rep that truly represents the city majority and one who votes for the benefit, nt the dtriment, of our citizens. Morasco and other members of the council opposed the recent SANDAG proposal for a controversial road tax. Mayor McNamara voted to support SANDAG’s proposal and it passed by a narrow margin. The Paper also strongly opposed this proposal, as did many North County residents.
SANDAG has already begun construction projects but no one seems to know where the money is coming from. Fentanyl trafficking is out of control
Assembly Mebmer Marie Waldron (75th Assembly District) expressed her deep concerns about the deadly drug Fenanyl bering trafficked in our area.
She points out that according to the CDC, over 100,000 people died from drug overdoses in the United States in the 12 months ending in April, 2021. That’s a new record, exceeding the previous record of 93,331 in 2020. That is not acceptable. Much of this increase is driven by Fentanyl, a drug similar to morphine, but 50 to 100 times more potent. Treating drug-addicted persons can break the cycle of dependency for many, and can significantly reduce
Above, Dick Beals (and, below, with Speedy Alka Seltzer)
Man About Town
We have a couple celebrities who lived here in the town where I live, Escondido, Ca. One was Neil Hamilton who played Police Commissioner Gordon on the Batman TV series. He lived in an apartment complex near Washington and Ash, about a mile from my home. I never met or knew him.
(Left, Neil Hamilton, as Commissioner Gordon) The other celebrity I knew quite well. Dick Beals. Who is Dick Beals you say?
You will have known him as "Speedy Alka-Seltzer" from his many tv commercials. Or, perhaps, as the voice of "Gumby," the cartoon character.
I first met Dick when we were b o t h Rotarians in t h e Escondido R o t a r y Club. In time, he became a client. When he was not recording commercials for Speedy Alka-Seltzer, or for Gumby, or for many other tv animation characters, he lived and worked in Escondido at his own advertising agency.
Due to a glandular condition, Dick was never taller than 4' 6" tall and weighed only 70 lbs.
Old time residents and business people of Escondido might also remember Bobby Green. Bobby was something of a celebrity himself, being a Gospel Singer. Left, Bobby Green, Gospel Singer and salesman for
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overall crime rates and recidivism. That’s why she introduced Assembly Bill 653, which recently became law, to support Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs for persons incarcerated in county jails and under community supervision.
While effective, treatment is just one tool, those trafficking in poisons like fentanyl need to face severe legal consequences. Over the past several years, legislation has been repeatedly introduced in both the Assembly and Senate to crack down on drug trafficking. The bills would have substantially increased penalties, including imprisonment in county jails for up to 13 years. Other legislation would have allowed a manufacturer or distributor of controlled substances, including fentanyl, to be charged with voluntary manslaughter or murder, if trafficking resulted in death.
One of her bills, AB 3105, made trafficking a detectable amount of fentanyl subject to life imprisonment without possibility of parole (depending on circumstances) if a death or great bodily injury resulted from use of the drug. But AB 1305, like most recent legislation to increase penalties for drug trafficking, failed in the Public Safety Committee. While Sacramento legislators seem to agree that those addicted to fentanyl and other substances should receive treatment, the majority can’t bring themselves to increase penalties for the drug dealers responsible for so much death and devastation
radio station, KOWN, and, later, for The Paper. I knew Bobby as I had hired him as a salesman for KOWN Radio, for which I served as Vice President and General Manager for a number of years. Many years later I hired him again to sell advertising space in The Paper.
Ol' Bobby Green was a big ol' country boy from Arkansas . . . with a great big smile, a mouthful of beautiful teeth and a propensity for wearing garish sport coats that were . . . sometimes, chartreuse! Wide lapels on both shirt and sport coat . .he stood out in a crowd. One day I had taken Dick Beals to Love's Wood Pit Barbecue for lunch. Love's was a great little restaurant, friendly staff, good food, and quiet enough you could have an easy conversation with business clients.
It happened that Bobby Green was also having lunch that day and as he was leaving the restaurant he passed by our table, paused, looked down at Dick Beals and with that great big ol' country boy smile, patted him on the head and said, "why, hello there little fella! How y'all doin' . ?" Clearly, Bobby thought I was having lunch with a child.
I felt like I wanted to sink into the carpeting . . .but Dick took it in good spirits. Apparently it was not the first time it had happened. Dick Beals was an amazing man.
Born in Detroit, His childlike voice became his lifelong calling card after the manager of the radio station at what is now Michigan State University steered Beals — then a student with
Letters to the Editor Musical Political District Chairs
Now that Escondido has been officially "redistricted" out of Marie Waldron's jurisdiction (75th District), I'm a bit saddened. On any political 'check-off list' for superb performance, Marie Waldron is, perhaps, the best of her kind that California will ever see. Ever. As in "we may never again see the likes of her again." In a nutshell, she's the greatest 'watchdog' on too many conceivable issues to list here but if it's mental health, youth and drug abuse (e.g. Fentanyl), safer California Wildfire legislation, animal rights, fighting for Veterans by endorsing Senate
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broadcasting aspirations — toward radio dramas in the 1940s.
He was first heard in such shows as “The Lone Ranger” and “The Green Hornet,” which were recorded at a Detroit radio station, and later on “Dragnet” and “Gunsmoke.” After moving to Hollywood in 1952, Beals was asked to read for the part of Speedy Alka-Seltzer, a slightly goofy, animated sprite who wore an AlkaSeltzer tablet as a hat while another tablet formed his body. With Beals reciting commercial lines and singing the fizzy tablet’s praises, the character was featured in more than 200 commercials that aired from 1954 to 1964. The ad campaign is considered “one of the classics of all time.”
Commercials became Beals’ main source of work, and his vocal talents were featured in more than 3,000 of them, The Times reported in 1992. He was an unseen pitchman for Oscar Mayer, Campbell’s Soup, Bob’s Big Boy and many others.
“I’m the voice of little babies to 15year-olds. In cartoons, I have also been the voice of all kinds of animals — parrots, chipmunks, birds, rabbits, you name it,” Beals said in 1992. “Once directors found there was a college graduate who could do children’s voices, they didn’t have to call those nutty mothers anymore and ask them to get Junior to do the part,” Beals told the Lansing, Mich., State Journal in 2007. “I could do any voice, boy or girl.”
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by both Christian and secular standup comedians, such as found in “Thou Shalt Laugh” a 7-volume Christian standup comedian telecast, as well as other venues, such as can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v =QBY9DvHi4Tk) As such, super rich Pastor Duplantis and his supernatural claims would make him fair game.
The pastor became fodder for the cannons of satirical humourists when he defiantly defended his fleet of private luxury jets by declaring on national network television news: “Now some people believe that preachers shouldn’t have jets. I really believe that preachers ought to have them. I really believe that if Jesus was physically on the Earth today, he wouldn’t be riding a donkey. Think about that.”
International secular standup comedian, Ronnie Chieng, couldn’t resist using Duplantis’ statement for Christian satirical humour. “The donkey was a symbol of Jesus’ humility. It was the Toyota Camry of its time. All right? And even if Jesus wouldn’t be riding a donkey, do you have to just jump from (donkey) straight to (private jet)? The gap between donkey and private jet is ALL OF TRANSPORATION! Okay? I bet Jesus would be fine taking an Uber. Or at least an UberXL, just so he has space to stretch his arms out.” Such humorous satire doesn’t sit well with Duplantis.
The pastor further justified his need for a fourth luxury jet aircraft by showing the TV viewers the framed photos on his wall of past jets and explaining: “This is the very first jet that I purchased for the Lord back in December 1994. Then, the second one here, I purchased in January 2004. The third one I’m flying now, it’s been with me 12 years. “Now, people say, ‘My Lord, can’t you go with this one (the latest one)?’
“Yes, but I can’t go nonstop,” the pastor clarified. The remark would cause a rebellious stir for millions of American television viewers who cringed at the pastor’s remarks and the telecast went viral over the global internet.
And the 36-year-old brilliant Malaysian-Chinese humourist, Ronnie Chieng, satirized the Man of God’s ‘sufferance of having to be unable to fly nonstop to save human souls.’
Satirist, Chieng, replied: “Okay, wait, so you think the message of God is really important – but only with no layovers? I need to save the people from Hell, as long as I don’t have to stop over in Cleveland! Please God, no!”
In the view of many detractors such as Ronnie Chieng, their acerbic wit brings to life the biblical satirical proverbs against the sins of selfserving agendas which, ostensibly – and wrongfully – try to make God complicit in greed.
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TELEVANGELIST KENNETH COPELAND OWNS 5 PRIVATE LUXURY JET PLANES. Pastor Duplantis is not alone with his 4th luxury jet dream. Believe it or not, he’s being outdone by others of his ilk.
Fellow evangelist and close friend, Kenneth Copeland, already owns five (5) luxury jet aircraft. His personal wealth is estimated at a massive $850million and closing in to possibly become history’s first modern-day billionaire pastor. And, as with Duplantis, evangelist Copeland’s own congregations have paid for all of them. Regarding his ministeries finally buying his 5th jet luxury plane, Copeland exalted on his own television show: “A brand new jet, debt free!”
He goes on record explaining the necessity of acquiring his latest jet: “I needed that jet!” he said loudly. “The one I had was too slow! I needed to go international and I needed to go fast!” he adds with satisfaction and exhilaration at escaping the ‘poverty’ of having jets that moved slower than the newer models.
Aside from wanting to streak through the heavenly skies faster, Copeland gives another reason for insisting on adding a 5th jet to his luxury fleet.
“YOU CAN’T TALK TO GOD WHILE FLYING COMMERCIAL!” Says fellow televangelist in media interviews: “You can’t talk to God while flying commercial.” According to both Copeland and Duplantis, shown sitting together, the big problem for mega-rich preachers was that they faced constant interruptions from commercial passengers who often approached them asking for “unsolicited requests for prayer and help” when the pastors were trying to talk with God on public airliners -- as Copeland further expressed: “passengers agitating his spirit.”
WORLD’S RICHEST PASTORS OSTENSIBLY IMPLY THAT PEOPLE WHO FLY COMMERCIAL ARE DEMONS. According to America’s richest ‘Man of God,’ evangelist Kenneth Copeland implies that travelling with the common passengers onboard commercial airliners is, ostensibly, akin to travelling with demons.
worldwide ministries all which support their ultra-extravagant lifestyles and purchases.
In an explosive follow-up telecast of Inside Edition News, reporter Lisa Guerrero asked Pastor Copeland about his insinuation that commercial airline passengers are all demons.
COPELAND: “Give me a chance to answer, Inside Edition! (Copeland then pauses and digresses and tells Ms. Guerrero) “I love your eyes.”
INSIDE EDITION: “Again, getting back to your comment. You said you don’t like to fly commercial because you don’t want to get into a tube with a bunch of demons. Do you really believe that human beings are demons?” COPELAND: “Oh, I do not! And don’t you even say I did! People . . . I love people. Jesus loves people. People get pushed into alcohol. Do you think that’s a good idea for a preacher to be? And prepare to go preach to a lot of people? I can’t be doing that when I’m getting ready to preach!” (The entire video can be viewed via: https://t.co/9NjMAaKe9) PASTOR CREFIO ASKS PARISHIONERS TO RAISE $65-MILLION FOR NEW GULFSTREAM G650 JET. As the Washington Post reported: “Pastor Crefio Augustus Dollar (born Michael Smith) said he needs one of the most luxurious private jets today in order to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” This most recent luxury aircraft would be the preacher’s second one.
One parishioner, Mary Jones, who cannot afford a car and has to take the bus to church says she will be happy to give what little she has for Pastor Crefio’s second new jet. Says parishioner Mary Jones, cheerfully: “That’s what we’re here for, most definitely.”
However, ex-parishioners of Pastor Crefio say he promises his followers that God will bless them a hundredfold if they give. And they innocently are exploited beyond their means.
While others who have, also, since left the church simply claim: “He doesn’t need another jet airplane!” And yet, many of the faithful who have paid for his past extravaganzas remain loyal to a fault.
As Pastor Copeland was quoted on one broadcast, sitting next to Pastor Duplantis, describing the experience of boarding a commercial airliner: “This dope-filled world . . . you get in a long tube with a bunch of demons and it’s deadly!”
PASTOR CREFIO IS ASKING 200,000 PEOPLE TO COMMIT TO $300 OR MORE FOR HIS SECOND JET. According to CNN News, Pastor Crefio’s official website is asking: “200,000 people to commit to ‘sowing’ $300 or more to help achieve our goal to purchase the G650 airplane” at the purchase price of $65-million.
The verbal exchange went viral around the world, multiple times, reigniting conversations about televangelists and their (tax-exempt status) of their respective churches and their
AND YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO BE A LOCAL MEMBER OF THIS CHURCH TO PAY THE BILL! Pastor Crefio makes clear that the project to raise the money for the
In the ABC telecast, fellow evangelist, Jesse Duplantis, eagerly concurs with Copeland on camera, as he interjects: “That’s right!” in a strong voice of agreement.
According to the pastor’s website message (which has since been removed): “The G650 is the biggest, fastest, most luxurious, longest range and most technologically advanced jet – by far!”
Gulfstream G650 is not limited to local church member donations, as stated: “We are asking members, partners, and supporters of this entire ministry to assist us.”
ANOTHER TELEVANGELIST, MIKE MURDOCK, BRAGS ABOUT PAYING CASH FOR HIS CESSNA CITATION JETS. One video clip shows an enthused televangelist, Mike Murdock, bragging to his congregation about paying for two Cessna Citation jets with cash. Pastor Murdock gushes with pride as he openly states to his parishioners: “And since there’s so much jealousy in this room tonight that I can feel over this, that a few weeks later I bought myself another one worth three times what that one was!”
Murdock is shown pausing in front of a congregation that has fallen dead silent at his jealousy remark and new purchases. Then he abruptly shouts and begins appealing loudly to the congregation: “Act happy over my blessings, folks!”
In the video, the congregation continues to sit in apparent stunned silence, ostensibly, as to what their pastor spent the collection plate donations from his vast ministry. HISTORICAL JESUS HUMBLED HIMSELF BY LIVING AN IMPOVERISHED LIFE & ADMONISHED THE RICH. Although there is nothing wrong with being affluent, the Biblical Jesus repeatedly, and vehemently, warned that (most) rich people will lose their souls by eventually worshipping their almighty wealth -- over their Almighty God. The vagabond Jesus went so far as to reveal the seemingly incredulous during his Earthly ministry which was: that in any confrontation of great wealth vs. God, the wealthy mortal human will (almost always) choose their wealth in the final analysis.
Many concerned clergy members assert that if one is a professed Christian, then one must accept what is found in Biblical Scripture as the Christian Messiah vows in tragic satirical hyperbole: “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.” (Matthew 19:24) As taught in ancient writings, there is often little difference between tragedy and comedy, “As when the devil laughs and the angels weep.”
In historically recorded confrontations, the Christian Jesus challenged the rich to separate themselves from their wealth and follow Him.
Even though the rich had approached him first, and asked the Nazarene what else they must do to attain salvation, they all chose to freely back-off, and not divest themselves from their Earthly riches and ultimately refused to follow the religious Jesus, as they were asked. Instead, they parted and walked away,
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Letters to the Editor Cont. from Page 3
Bill 1071 which would have stopped taxing Veteran retirement pay (California is only one of three states that does this among all 50 U. S. states), well you get the idea: Marie Waldron was always there for us. There's no such thing as perfection when dealing with mortals, but she comes pretty damned close in my playbook.
By the way Lyle, your past cover stories "Christmas Miracle Truce of WWI" and this week's "Germans, the Silent Majority?" by your nonpareil writer Friedrich Gomez are benchmarks of sky-high, superb journalism and news reporting. Lyle, you never cease to amaze your readership! In my workplace, family, among our many friends, The Paper is truly a Literary Standout! From Patrick Flannigan, North San Diego County Region. Diversity
It's interesting in your current issue of The Paper (12/30/21) that both Escondido Mayor Paul "Mac" McNamara and columnist Paul Van Middlesworth (owner of The Computer Factory) both touched on a very critically-important topic in this explosive, often violently divisive world today. Both touched on the topic of human "diversity" and the need to be tolerant of opposing political and socio-viewpoints. Mayor "Mac" spoke of diversity of opinions and the need for tolerance, "not everyone will agree with you on every issue . . . . But I always assumed they voted with goodwill. Sometimes I think we lose that as a society when I look at social media comments." Mr. Van Middlesworth also speaks of needed tolerance despite diversity, "Diversity of thought and beliefs historically have been regarded as an American strength and the very life's breath of freedom. 'I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.'" Both give caution to how social media and/or the WOKE define "diversity" (race, opinions, etc.). What these two men are discussing is beyond just 'entertainment in reading.' These men bring up a dire requirement to tolerate diversity in opinion, race, etc., or face a questionable future. This should be required reading. Also, with this damned Omicron curse, we're spending more time at home, which means reading (over t.v.) is a welcomed component in our more and more sheltered lives. The Paper is the best at entertaining/informing us. Your current headline story about GermanAmericans and the hidden facts behind their positive contributions in America was most impressive. Once again, your brilliant writer Friedrich Gomez has dazzled us with sparkling, exclusive reporting!
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Super Rich Pastors Cont. from Page 5
fully abandoning the Biblical Messiah and choosing to keep their worldly possessions instead of heeding His advice in order to attain ‘eternal life.’
Modern bible scholars today attest that the Scriptural Jesus foresaw the hypocrisy of the super wealthy religious leaders paying only ‘lip service’ to their faith.
“The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” teaches us that God must be the most important thing in our lives. As it is written “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” (Luke 16:13-31)
The parables bear witness that when the super rich approached the socalled Anointed One and inquired of Him what else was needed for them to achieve Eternal Life, they all withdrew from him when confronted with this very decision: Either worship God or worship your money.
CHRISTIAN PASTORS TODAY SHOULD NOT BE MISJUDGED BY THE QUESTIONABLE DEEDS OF THEIR DUBIOUS PEERS. Many honest, dedicated, and altruistic pastors, ministers, preachers, and various men of the cloth from different religions, have condemned the questionable behaviour of super rich pastors who live in “excessive wealth” as millionaires – multiple times over – and who live in multi-million dollar mansion/estates, with a fleet of ultra-luxury jet airplanes, complete with private airports, airplane runways and aircraft hangers, along with personal staggering bank accounts.
WHO ARE AMONG THE WORLD’S RICHEST PASTORS TODAY? Here is just a sampling of some of the world’s richest pastors today. This list is by no means complete as there are countless rich pastors worldwide today. Neither is this list a condemnation. It merely lists statistical facts and objective scenarios.
1. Pastor Kenneth Copeland (age 85) Copeland has openly stated on television: “I’m a very rich man.” Copeland has even been quoted as stating his is a billionaire; however his bountiful wealth has not yet reached that summit. Depending on the source, his wealth has been estimated from $300-million to $850million. Most reliable news sources today place his wealth at between $700-million to $850-million. The Lubbock, Texas native is founder of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries, with its headquarters at Tarrant County, Texas.
2. Pastor David Oyedepo (age 67). Estimated net worth: $150-million (source: Celebrity/Net Worth aka CNW). Nigeria’s richest minister of God is founder and senior pastor at
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2021 District Office Update
Helping people navigate the state’s massive bureaucracy is an important function of my District Office (DO). During 2021, we were able to help over 2,400 constituents resolve issues involving state and other governmental agencies.
This included over 2,000 unemployment claims, resulting from the Employment Development Department's inability to cope with the pandemic-related shutdown that struck in March, 2020. Unfortunately, EDD is still reeling, causing delays and problems for thousands of Californians, but our office is here to help! This number doesn’t include hundreds of cases that have re-opened again and again, due to ongoing glitches in the government agency. Our office has also assisted EDD in identifying and stopping many fraudulent claims, including phony claims from people living in other states. In addition to helping constituents get their EDD benefits, last year we handled hundreds of other cases involving the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Franchise Tax Board, licensing delays for nurses, long delays for firearm background checks, and many more. Since government is so complex,
we frequently get inquiries about non-state issues. Over the past year we’ve received inquiries about the border, Afghan immigration, federal spending policies, people stuck overseas with expired passports, county land use policies, city zoning and many other topics! Always feel free to contact us when you don’t know where to turn -- we’ll point you in the right direction. Another important DO responsibility involves updating me regarding the opinions of constituents. Emailing or calling the DO to register an opinion on an important issue or piece of legislation will help guide me as I review bills in Sacramento. To share your opinion, please visit my website at https://ad75.asmrc.org/ or call my DO at (760) 480-7570.
My staff and I take our responsibility to assist residents of the 75th Assembly District seriously. We look forward to continuing to serve you in 2022. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.
5th District Supervisor
Back to Basics
I think we can all agree, I’m glad 2021 is in the rearview mirror. As we head into the new year, I don’t want to dwell on the past, I want to focus on the future, by getting back to basics.
While there’s been a lot of media attention surrounding three new members joining the Board of Supervisors, my focus doesn’t change. When I ran for election in 2018 my top three priorities were fiscal responsibility, public safety and making sure we had adequate behavioral health services. Those issues haven’t changed!
In 2020 and 2021, the County of San Diego dipped into its reserve for the first time in a very long time. I’m glad we had these reserves for the COVID-19 crisis, but it’s important that we build it back up. We don’t know when the next pandemic, wildfire or catastrophe is around the corner. We must be prepared! San Diego County is one of the safest counties in the country. That is because of the great work from our Sheriff and Police Departments. We need to continue to provide adequate funding and resources in order to maintain safety throughout
When I came into office two years ago, North County was facing a behavioral health crisis with the suspension of Tri-City Hospital’s behavioral health unit and losses of other facilities and resources. Law enforcement was having to take people in crisis from North County all of the way to our facility at Rosecrans in San Diego. I’m pleased to announce, we are making significant progress! Soon, North County will have the resources to tackle homelessness in our region. I think it’s vital as we say goodbye to a hectic 2021, we focus on setting our sight on 2022 and get back to basics! To contact
North County Office – by appointment only 325 S. Melrose Ave., Suite 5200 Vista, CA 92081 Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Website: www.supervisorjimdesmond.com Email: Jim.Desmond@sdcounty.ca.gov
The Paper PROBLEM SOLVED BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT
Q: In October of 2019, I bought tickets for the Eagles at the Chase Center in San Francisco for an April 2020 concert. Obviously, that didn't happen. The concert was rescheduled for this spring and then rescheduled again for Oct. 22, 2021. That seemed fine, but then we were hit by the delta variant. My daughter, who is to accompany me to the concert, is high-risk because of a number of chronic medical issues. She and I are both vaccinated, but our doctor has recommended that we remain vigilant and avoid higher-risk situations – like being close to several thousand people inside the Chase Center.
Yes, San Francisco requires all attendees to be vaccinated, but this is still too many people in too close quarters to be safe. Even vaccinated people are having breakthrough infections, and with her pre-existing conditions, this could be extremely dangerous. When I requested a refund, I got a recorded message that it was past the allowable refund period. In normal times, this makes sense. Given this situation and COVID, it does not.
I've tried emailing and phoning Ticketmaster support on this issue, and I get a recorded message that says, "We're busy and can't help you." I waited several weeks after filling out a web form for a response, but all I got back was an automated form that didn't address my situation. We love the Eagles, but it's not worth risking her health to see this concert. Can you help me get a refund on these tickets? -- Linda Popky, Redwood City, Calif.
A: You should be able to get a refund, but not for the reasons you think. You purchased tickets for an April 2020 concert, which didn't happen. Ticketmaster should have offered a choice between a full refund and a rescheduled show. It never met the obligations of your first ticket purchase. I'm also an Eagles fan and would have gladly waited for the rescheduled show. But I'd never attend a concert if it put a loved one's health in peril.
Ticketmaster's COVID policy is clear: Every time one of your Eagles concerts flew to a new date, it would let you choose between a refund and tickets for the new show. It looks like you agreed to the new show dates the first time, but it isn't clear how you ended up with the second set of tickets for the Oct. 22 show. You say you don't recall receiving an offer for the second date.
If you can't safely attend a concert, you shouldn't have to forfeit your tickets. But the current Ticketmaster policy doesn't appear to have any provisions for customers' health, even though it should. Why doesn't it? I can't tell you why.
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BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT
Q: I booked a visit to Legoland New York Theme Park & Resort based on an offer I received from the theme park for its October Brick-or-Treat hotel and park combo package. I paid the quoted price, but they sent a follow-up email that I wasn't charged for park tickets, and I had two options: pay up or cancel.
Multiple calls to the company result in them holding the line — pay or go. You can't speak to anyone beyond the customer service representative. Escalation to management is only done internally. Responses take seven to ten days. But after two attempts, I've never gotten a reply.
I've also emailed the customer service address and haven't gotten any replies. I can't believe a familyfocused attraction new to our area would stonewall like this, especially when they made an error. I feel like they need to honor the price they quoted, but I'd love just to be able to talk it through with a representative with decision-making authority.
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from their Brentwood family home to here in Rancho Carlsbad. Her husband died in 2002 shortly after celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
An Audience To Remember
During Miss Hussey’s long career, she made more than 60 films and numerous radio and television appearances.
by Tom Morrow
There are times in one’s life when unexpected pleasures come flooding in. I’ve had several of those occasions, one of them occurring back in 1979, while a cast member of the venerable stage play, The Philadelphia Story at the Patio Playhouse in Escondido.
I was cast as Uncle Willie, one of the supporting characters. The movie version was a favorite of mine. The 1940 Oscar-winning film featured Cary Grant, Katharyn Hepburn, James Stewart, and Ruth Hussey.
A: Oh, you are in a tight spot. Once you've told the kids, you pretty much have to go. As a father of three myself, I have experienced that many times. And to give you an idea of how serious it got, we had to move to Orlando to satisfy their theme park cravings. But I digress. The offer you received from Legoland New York Theme Park & Resort should have included theme park tickets. When you pointed this error out to the company, it should have fixed it right away.
Instead, the company led you through a proverbial Lego maze of calls and emails.
That's too bad. I love Legoland. I've visited the Legolands in Florida and California with my kids, and they love it, too. OK, some of the little rides aren't really for adults. But Legos speak to kids of all ages. When that happiness collapses like a poorly built tower of Legos, then no one is happy. Maybe the most maddening part of your experience was dealing with Legoland's customer service agents. They offered neither a substantive response to your legitimate complaint nor a way to appeal your case. With the day of your arrival
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Besides “Philadelphia,” other notable films Hussey starred in included working with Robert Taylor in Flight Command (1940), Robert Young in Northwest Passage (1940), Van Heflin in Tennessee Johnson (1942), Ray Milland in The Uninvited (1944), Alan Ladd in The Great Gatsby (1949), and Clifton Webb in “Stars & Stripes Forever (1952). In 1960, she co-starred in The Facts of Life with Bob Hope. Miss Hussey also was active in early television dramas such as “Marcus Welby, M.D,” “The Jimmy Stewart Theater,” “Jane Wyman Presents,” “Studio One,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “The New Perry Mason” show, and many others TV shows and commercials. She also was active in Catholic charities, was noted for painting in watercolors, and was a lifelong Democrat although she did vote for Republican Thomas Dewey in 1944,, and for Hollywood friend and former co-star Ronald Reagan in the 1980 and 1984 presidential elections.
The additional pricing increases the $1,094 visit by another $600, or a 60 percent increase!
Can you help? We're heading there soon and of course, this bad news came after we told the kids, so we're in a tight spot! -- Noreen O'Donnell, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Their son, John Longenecker was a cinematographer and film director. He won an Academy Award for producing a live-action short film. “The Resurrection of Bronco Billy/” (1970). At age 23, he was the youngest producer in Hollywood to ever have won an Oscar.
I don’t recall who, but one of my friends told me Miss Hussey lived in Carlsbad and had the popular actress’ phone number. She had played the photographer Elizabeth Inbrig character, for which she was nominated for an Oscar, It occurred to me it would be something of a coup having the popular star at one of our Escondido stage performances. I called her and she graciously accepted without hesitation – and, she asked if she could bring some of her Hollywood friends? I couldn’t say “yes” fast enough. Ruth Carol Hussey, born Oct. 30, 1911, in Providence, R.I., worked as a model before landing a number of stage roles with touring companies. MGM signed her to a players’ contract and she made her film debut in 1937. She quickly became a leading lady in MGM's "B" film unit, usually playing sophisticated, worldly roles. In 1941, exhibitors voted her the third-most popular “new star” in Hollywood. But it was her Oscarnominated role as photographer Elizabeth Imbrie in “The Philadelphia Story” she is most remembered. In 1942, she married talent agent and radio producer C. Robert "Bob" Longenecker at Mission San Antonio de Pala here in San Diego’s North County. They raised three children: George Robert Longenecker, John William Longenecker, and Mary Elizabeth Hendrix. Following the birth of her children, Hussey focused much of her attention on family activities and in 1967 she was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. In 1977, she and her husband moved
On the night she and her entourage arrived, I introduced the 18-year-old young lady playing the photographer’s role (unfortunately the years have robbed me of her name) to Miss Hussey after the show. While the youngster had never seen the Academy Award-winning movie, nor had any idea who the Oscar-nominated star was, Miss Hussey praised the young girl for her Patio performance. Among the friends Miss Hussey brought that evening was her film producer-husband Bob Longnecker, Dick Simmons (Sgt Preston of the Yukon), and three other familiar character actors, whose names unfortunately I don’t recall… if I ever knew them. That particular trio of feature actors was easily recognizable, (a.k.a. “what’s their names”) after having seen all of them numerous times down through the years in supporting character roles of various films and TV shows. At that time they all lived in the Rancho Carlsbad community just off El Camino Real. Hussey died April 19, 2005, at the age of 93, from complications from an appendectomy and was interred in Westlake Village, California. During those years I had a number of other encounters with Miss Hussey, but I always was hung-up on her performance in “The Philadelphia Story.” The dumbest question I ever asked her during one of those star-struck moments: “Did you ever work with any other ‘big name’ actors?” That question still bounces around in my memory of dumb questions to a celebrity. There were nearly 20 other earlier films, including “Madam X, in a career that began in 1937 and lasted until 1973. Her last big film was the 1952 classic “Stars & Stripes Forever” with Clifton Webb.
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Faith Tabernacle, which has a church auditorium that seats a congregation capacity of 50,000 people. The Guinness Book of World Records named his Faith Tabernacle the world’s largest church auditorium. Pastor Oyedepo owns several lucrative property holdings, including various private luxury jet airplanes. Oyedepo has been reported to have homes in both the United States as well as the United Kingdom (the U.K) overseas. According to accessed public records within the public domain, he also has the Winners Chapel in 32 African countries, including one at Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the Middle East, situated near the Persian Coast.
3. Pastor Pat Robertson (age 91). Estimated personal net worth in excess of $100-million (source: CNW). Robertson, born in Lexington, Virginia, launched the Christian Broadcasting Network in his native Virginia which broadcasts to over 180 countries worldwide and is (estimated by some sources) to be the third richest minister on the planet today. He is founder and now retired CEO of the Christian Coalition. Pastor Pat Robertson has made numerous predictions about the future of the United States based on his direct quote: “What God has told me.” Despite what he called direct divine messages from the Almighty, none of his predictions have come true. Pastor Robertson once ran, unsuccessfully, for U. S. President in the late 1980s. 4. Pastor Benny Hinn (age 69). Estimated personal net worth at over $60-million (source: CNW). Minister Benny Hinn is a televangelist, born in Israel and is widely-recognized for his regular ‘miracle healing crusades’ held in huge auditoriums at various large cities and he broadcasts these religious events on live television. He is best known for his erroneous ‘end-of-the-world’ predictions, which include the annihilation of homosexuals in the United States, the death of Fidel Castro in the 1990s, and the end of the world in 1992 and 1999. Many Christian organizations have criticized him for preaching the ‘Prosperity Gospel’ and misinterpreting Scripture on numerous occasions. He founded the Orlando, Florida, Christian Center in 1983.
5. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (age 58). Estimated net worth of over $50million (source: CNW). The Nigerian pastor Chris Oyakhilome is founder of Believers’ Love World Incorporated, aka “Christ Embassy.” The televangelist has churches located all across Africa. The preacher of the pulpit also runs NGO which is called the Inner-City Missions, and which has three Christian television channels which includes Love World Plus, Love World TV, and Love World SAT, all of which makes him one of the richest pastors in the world today. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome was accused of transferring funds from
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his church to foreign banks in a $35million laundering case. Oyakhilome has also been a target of criticism by the Treatment Action Campaign for his alleged faith healing as a supposed cure for HIV/AIDS.
6. Pastor Joel Osteen (age 58). Estimated net work at more than $40-million (source: CNW). The American televangelist, born Joel Scott Osteen in 1963, is pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. The church and its television ministry were inherited from his father, the late John Osteen. Pastor Osteen’s pulpit messages have been criticized by some sectors of the Christian community for being overly-focused on personal enrichment and self improvement. 7. Pastor Crefio August Dollar (birth name Michael Smith) age 59. Estimated net worth of over $27million (source: CNW). Pastor Crefio Dollar is an American Word of Faith teacher and founder of the non-denominational World Changers Church International. The pastor is based in Fulton County, Georgia, and has a quarterly international magazine called CHANGE. Sources report that he has two Rolls-Royces, a multi-million dollar mansion estate, his own private luxury jet, and various other lucrative assets in the U. S. Crefio Augustus Dollar, Jr. has been criticized by Christian monitoring agencies for his extravagant lifestyle which, aside from the above cited luxury possessions, he owns a multimillion mansion/estate and a $2.5million home in Manhattan, New York. In 2007, he and other evangelists were named in a financial investigation by U. S. Senator Charles Grassley, who cited their overly-lavish lifestyles and questioned their use of money collected from churchgoers and television viewers. And according to Christian crusader and investigator, Rusty Leonard, founder of MinistryWatch.com “We have in the past identified 30 of the top (best) ministries as well as 30 of the worst ministries. And unfortunately, Pastor Crefio Dollar fell into the worst category for lack of financial transparency, among other things.”
8. Pastor Rick Warren (age 67) . Estimated net worth of over $25million (source: CNW). Pastor Warren is founder of the Saddleback Church located at Lake Forest, California. Pastor Warren’s church is believed to be one of the largest in the U. S. and averages a weekly attendance of sometimes 20,000 people. Pastor Rick Warren is perceived as an honest, hardworking, minister of God who has truly helped shape the world for the better. The American Baptist Evangelical Christian is actively involved advocating a 5point plan to bring global harmony to the world. He also is heavily committed to planting churches, helping the needy and sick, and promoting education. Pastor Warren and his wife consider themselves “reverse tithers.” They live on 10-percent of their income and donate the rest to charity. Says Warren: “I drive a 12year-old Ford, have lived in the same house for the last 22 years, bought my watch at Wal-Mart, and I don’t own a boat or a jet,” as quoted in a media interview with Forbes. Pastor Warren also hosted
the Civil Forum on the Presidency with interviews between U. S. presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama at his Saddleback Church. It was the first joint appearance of the two presidential candidates during the campaign. Pastor Rick Warren is well-respected and a pastor of high standing in the world today. 9. Pastor Jesse Duplantis (age 72). Estimated personal net worth in excess of $20-million (source: CNW). Pastor Duplantis has already been covered in an overview in this article.
10. Bishop Thomas Dexter Jakes (age 64). Estimated net worth in excess of $18-million (source: CNW). Bishop TD Jakes was born in South Charleston, West Virginia in 1957. Bishop Jakes is the founder of the Potter’s House, which is a nondenominational mega-church. He also was one of the people who spoke at the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009. These are among the richest pastors in the world. There are countless others who are multi-millionaires and, therefore, this Top Ten list is in flux and not necessarily presented in accurate transmission order at the time this report was filed.
SUMMATION: I wish to, once again, emphasize my gratitude to the many Christian groups, pastors, ministers, and Christian monitoring organizations who have guided me in researching this investigative report. By consensus, they stated to me:
“We don’t hear much about wisdom in the modern day churches and, when we do, we hear little about innocence.” And regarding innocence, it pains them deeply that the innocent faithful are often exploited beyond their means through the wrongful use of God’s Holy name.
Therefore, they collectively wish for me to counsel the innocent, the meek, and the humble, by closing with Matthew 10:16 which clearly warns: “Listen carefully: I am sending you out as lambs among wolves; be therefore wise as serpents, but innocent as doves.”
Friedrich Gomez, our prolific writer, does it again!
Friedrich has pretty much become our “artist in residence” as he continually turns out finely researched and very well written articles. As the editor, I have the advantage over you in that I get to read Friedrich’s submissions before anyone else! And I love it! We enjoy Friedrich as much as you do!
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Caroline Douglas family, friends & coworkers Encinitas, Oceanside, Vista, Escondido Complaint to Lyle E. Davis, Editor & Publisher of The Paper.
According to federal, state, and local law, the battle against addiction is of primal, national concern.
I wish for you to know that I am totally addicted to The Paper! As a relatively new reader fan, I am totally hooked on your excellent weekly news magazine! If I miss one damned issue now, I experience 'withdrawal pains.'
Seriously, you should be congratulated, Mr. Lyle E. Davis, for your extraordinary and exciting achievement in cover stories! This week's German-American issue blew my ever-loving socks off! Every week, you're deliciously unpredictable! From Kenneth C. Warren, Sr. family, Oceanside & Vista, CA.
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Mark Evanier, a tv writer, the writer for the Garfield cartoons, both the books and cartoons, and a voice director in LA remembers Dick Beals as a solid, reliable performer, always on time, always prepared, if his recording appointment was for 4pm, Dick would be there at 3:30 and would patiently wait until called. Always well groomed and always polite, he was easy to work with.
Seeking a small-town existence, Beals moved in 1970 from the Los Angeles area to Escondido, where he opened an ad agency, coached Little League and served as a high school sports announcer.
A private pilot, he often commuted to Los Angeles for work in his own plane. He also owned and sailed his own 23 foot schooner, often sailing to Catalina Island. Both his car and aircraft were fitted with special extenders allowing his feet to control both aircraft and auto rudders or brakes, accelerators. Later in life, he was a motivational speaker who turned to his 1992 autobiography to inspire audiences. He called his book “Think Big.” We lost Dick in 2012 when he passed away at Vista Memory Gardens, in Vista, Ca., at the age of 85.
Neil Hamilton, who played Commissioner Gordon on "Batman," has also passed on.
Bobby Green, at age 86, is still with us but is in poor health and now lives in Ohio.
I talk with Bobby fairly often and we both chuckle at the memorable comment of . . . "why, hello there little fella! How y'all doin' . ?"
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lights. Age 51
I've learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet full of pills. Age 52
The Pastor Says... ing a new year.
While the Western world, under both the Jewish and Christian influence, inherited the cultural and secular practices, they introduced a philosophical/spiritual ideology in the belief of starting over, having a new beginning, forgetting the past, being infused with newness, even eating honey to sweeten the new year.
I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die. Age 53
I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. Age 58 I've learned that if you want to do something positive for your children, work to improve your marriage. Age 61
I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. Age 62 I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. Age 64
I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you. Age 65 I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision. Age 66 I've learned that everyone can use a prayer. Age 72 I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. Age 82
I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love that human touch-holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. Age 90 I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. Age 92 •••• 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. •••• The bottle is half drunk and so am I. •••• As much as I love it, I must be honest. Corned beef hash is basically Alpo for people. •••• 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. •••• I find your lack of manners adorable and my tone of voice sarcastic.
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Pastor Richard Huls (Retired) The Magic of a New Year
There is something awesome about a new year, at least in its recognition. I suppose, in some ways, it is just another day. We do put up a new calendar and then just move on. A more significant day would be January 21st, the winter solstice. While it is the shortest day of the year, it is also the day leading to the longest day of the year. Past generations, even going back to ancient periods, did mark their lives with this magical period, leading up to our modern times with festivals, great celebrations, and even revelry. It opened the door to all kinds of behavior – the canceling of debts, return of borrowed items such as tools, acts of forgiveness, renewal of friendships, expressions of hope for better days, and a belief that there was a magical power in hav-
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I am finding this hope on the part of many who say, “I hope 2022 is better than 2021.” Does magic make it happen, or is it by thought and action that makes it happen? One of the most difficult things for most is to forget the regrets of the past, in spite of the Biblical belief that God is merciful, forgiving, and loving. By setting things right with Him and our fellowman, we can join the Apostle Paul in forgetting the wrongs of the past and press on to better and higher things. Pastor Huls
Remember to call 760 746 6611 and tune in You Tube, Richard Huls, Walking With God, in the New Year.
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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 Rebecca Jones
Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara
Volunteer in the New Year
There is plenty to celebrate as we enter a New Year! It is a time for reflection and optimism. This year, we are looking forward to more opportunities for gathering with friends and family, and even meeting new people! One way
San Marcos has many opportunities to engage with your community. Volunteers gain valuable experience and provide meaningful work to the community. In addition, they provide a variety of services that help augment the work of City staff. Volunteering with the City provides an opportunity to utilize valuable skill sets and develop new ones, gain valuable work experience towards a new career path and learn how local government functions. Each volunteer hour given by a community member helps increase the effectiveness and efficiency of City departments and their programs. Start volunteering in our community! To explore volunteer opportunities and learn more, visit sanmarcos.net/play/volunteer-opportunities.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Happy New Year!
Best wishes for a very prosperous, healthy and happy 2022. The Vista community should take great pride in the accomplishments of the past year. Our progress continues to be the result of a collective effort on the part of our elected officials, city staff, community partners, business leaders, residents, and many volunteers. As a community we have accomplished a lot.
May this New Year bring 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 call home. Happy New Year!
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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? •••• It's good that Congress has frequent recesses because, well, because it is very tiring meeting in Washington, D. C. and getting nothing done. •••• So Ole asks Sven, "Why do scuba divers always fall backwards off 'der boats?" To which Sven replies,"Well, you know, if they fell forwards they'd still be in da dang boat!" •••• Just watched the "60 Minutes" program on the monastery on Mt. Athos in Greece. I told her I was gonna be a monk, that I'd be leaving soon, that I couldn't take her (no women allowed on the island) or Trixie, that she wouldn't even be able to call me by phone, or write me a letter and that she'd never see me again. She said, "Sorry to see you go, here's your hat."
Christmas morning and my gift giving is finally done. I gave everyone batteries, toys and electronics not included.
I'm sure they'll be thrilled. •••• How many of us have looked around our family reunion and thought “Well aren’t we just two clowns short of a circus?” •••• I don’t always go the extra mile, but when I do it’s because I missed my exit. •••• I’m at that age where my mind still thinks I’m 29, my humor suggests I’m 12, while my body mostly keeps asking if I’m sure I’m not dead yet. •••• Coronacoaster noun: the ups and downs of a pandemic. One day you’re loving your bubble, doing workouts, baking banana bread, and going for long walks and the next you’re crying, drinking gin for breakfast, and missing people you don’t even like. •••• I’m at a place in my life where errands are starting to count as going out. ••••
Recently, I was interviewed on KUSI and they asked me what was in store for Escondido in 2022. Well, you only have about 5 minutes in these interviews and so one has to narrow what one wants to say. Here are the three topics I spoke about:
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Economic Development Initiatives that have been slowed by COVID and have remained behind the scenes are still progressing and moving forward. Expect 2022 to be the year they come out in the light Examples -Grand Avenue Redevelopment, New businesses and City efficiencies, Electrify America is installing its second group of electric vehicle charging stations and numerous others Homelessness Led 3 year effort to really identify the problem and solution as well as stakeholders. Finally turning the corner. Building partnerships among the North :County cities, the county and the private sector. Eliminating silo’d or stove pipe only efforts. We now have a good coalition. Quality of Life Community projects continuing - Esco Creek Trail, Fitness Courts, Aquatics Center, Senior Centers, Skate Park etc. Children’s Youth Orchestra starting in January. Outreach feedback has been very positive I remain very optimistic about our future! Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac Paul P. McNamara, Mayor of Escondido, email@example.com
If you can’t think of a word say “I forgot the English word for it.” That way people will think you’re bilingual instead of an idiot. •••• So if a cow doesn’t produce milk, is it a milk dud or an udder failure? •••• We can all agree that in 2016 not a single person got the answer correct to, ‘Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?’ •••• I see people about my age mountain climbing; I feel good getting my leg through my underwear without losing my balance. •••• I don’t think the therapist is supposed to say “wow,” that many times in your first session but here we are… •••• During the middle ages, they cele-
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EAA January Open Show; Call for Artists - The Escondido Art Association announces their Open Show for the month of January, 2022, at the Artists Gallery, 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido. The theme for the show is " It’s a New Day” and will be open to EAA members and non-members alike. Entry fees will apply: Members $20 1st entry, $5.00 each 2nd & 3rd; Non-members $30 1st entry, $10.00 each 2nd & 3rd. Take-in of art will be on Saturday, January 8, 2022, from 11:00am– 4:00pm.
“It’s a New Day” will run through Friday, February 4, 2022. All artwork must be picked up by Saturday, February 5 between 11:00am-4pm. On January 15 the Artists Gallery will host a free reception open to the public from
brated the end of the plague with wine and orgies. Does anyone know if there is anything planned when this one ends? •••• My wife asked me to take her to one of those restaurants where they make the food right in front of you. So I took her to Subway and that’s how the fight started. •••• Please don’t interrupt me when I’m talking to myself. •••• A very wise old man once said, “I don’t know. Go ask a woman.”
If I have 10 guns and the federal law says I can only keep two. How many gunes do I have? That is correct. 10.
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our “Bulldogs” represented good and our opponents were the very personification of evil.
"your friends at the computer factory" Derek, Nome Tom and Paul
“What’s happening to us?”
My home town was Centerville Indiana, and the “Bulldogs” were our basketball team. In four years of high school I groaned at every foul called against our players and celebrated each foul called on our opponents. Admittedly, we “Bulldog” rooters did not objectively evaluate the fairness of each and every referee judgment.. We had a much simpler criteria. If it benefitted our “Bulldogs”, the call represented truth and justice at the highest level. Any infraction called against our team was a travesty straight from the depths of hell and deserving of the inevitable chorus of boos and hisses from our side of the gym. No amount of reason or persuasive logic could move us from the rock solid knowledge that
In the ensuing years we’ve been involved in other “tribes” offering blind allegiance to sports teams, service clubs and even politicians. We’ve seen organizations like the WWF create artificial good guy/bad guy images that inspire a love/hate emotional responses in their mass media fans. But we have never seen anything like the massive emotion based schism created along political lines that has divided America into two warring camps. Like other “tribal” loyalties, this divide is largely non-logical, emotion based and impervious to reason. The Republican Party (conservatives) has changed little in their beliefs and strategies over the past 150 years but the Democrats have evolved dramatically and completely changed the nature of National politics. How did that happen? For nearly a hundred years after the end of Reconstruction in 1879, the conservative leaders of the solidly white and Democrat South provided much of the leadership of the national Democrat party. As civil rights legislation became law in the mid 20th century, the Dixiecrats (Segregationists southern Democrats) began to lose influence in the Democrat party and the political power shifted to growing urban centers. These historically Democrat Northern cities became
The Appraiser’s Corner
With the majority of Americans thinking about politics these days, political memorabilia is drawing quite a bit of attention. Throughout the years the most popular patriotic object to collectors has been items depicting the Statue of Liberty. That is true. Political candidates may come and go, but not the Statue of Liberty. Even political parties come and go (just ask history buffs about the Federalist and Whig parties, just to name a couple). But not the Statue. Needless to say, of all the national emblems, Lady Liberty symbolizes the spirit and body of the United States. Sure, there are flags seen everywhere, but there is only one Lady Liberty. It was the first beacon of the United States for immigrants. Hope eternal. A new life. Freedom. And to collectors, a plethora of possibilities.
The Statue has become a symbol of America’s dedication to democracy during the World Wars, and to the present conflicts. She has appeared on patriotic objects such as posters. Since its surfacing in 1876 (thanks to the French), and since the inscription was added by Emma Lazarus in 1883 (“Give me your tired, your poor…..”), there have been millions and millions of statues manufactured and imaged. But
the demand is endless. The most cherished of all Statue collectibles are those from 1876, as well as from 1886, the year of the formal dedication, and 1986, the centennial year of the dedication. One of the most highly desirable collectibles is a copy of the original, 1886, four-page souvenir program of the dedication ceremony. Magazines and newspapers of that time describing the ceremony are also valued. Through the years a sampling of the types of Statue of Liberty objects include: pins, buttons, medals, candy containers, glassware, music boxes, models, banks, paperweights, cookie cutters, playing cards, sheet music, jars, bowls, mens’ ties, books, and of course mini-statuettes.
But the popularity has spread. In the late 1800’s trade cards showed images of Lady Liberty, especially of passing ocean liners. Postcards replaced trade cards, and yes, the Statue of Liberty is considered by most to be the best selling postcard topic of all time. New York City visitors seem to be the biggest buyers of Statue postcards. Incredibly, more than 340 publishers have produced more than 1500 different postcards of Lady Liberty. There are photos taken from vari-
training grounds for a new generation of Democrat politicians.
In these urban environments, Democrat politicians learned how to use political power to enrich their friends and supporters while ensuring their own financial and political future. Government jobs, licenses and contracts all became trading cards. Courts, law enforcement and regulatory agencies became powerful tools to promote political support and acquiescence. Serving in an elected position in urban America was not an unselfish commitment to public service. It had become a lucrative career using public funds and the public trust. These mega cities spawned a new generation of politicians like Barack Obama and brought to Washington the practice of making political and civil service appointments based on political considerations and party loyalty rather than competence.
ous angles, different distances, various times of the day, and photos with different objects in the picture. If you are looking for an object on which you can build a collection, you might consider the Statue of Liberty. It is a collectible that is timeless, educational, and patriotic. There is a Statue of Liberty Collector’s Club that you can find on the internet.
This is one collectible that the whole family can thoroughly enjoy, and you can pass it down to future generations.
Jeff Figler is a professional certified appraiser. His latest book The Picker’s Pocket Guide to Baseball Memorabilia has been #1 on Amazon. He can be reached at Becky.CollectingWithJeff @outlook.coor at 877472-3087.
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Is it evil when a politician employs all available resources in the pursuit of enriching themselves and their supporters? Is a businessperson evil when they do the same? Is lying or misrepresenting facts justified when in pursuit of what you consider a righteous objective? Depending on which side we stand, for many Americans truth and morality have become conditional matters. To some people, Joe and Hunter Biden and the Cuomo brothers are victims of hostile right wing conspiracy theorists and Donald Trump is the greatest ever threat to American democracy. On the other side, some people can’t even comprehend these thought patterns. Why are the inner cities so politically different than suburbs and rural areas? What makes groups like the press, teachers, tech company leaders and others so willing to promote the progressive agenda? We’ll talk about it next week.
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visit our website www.escondidoartassociation.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Artists Gallery (442) 317-0980, for more info. Welcome to The Woman's Club of Vista GFWC - Happy New Year! New Year = New Friends. Membership in the club is open to all. At our January 12 meeting, we will hear from Nicole Ketcher, Director of Resource Development for Operation HOPE-North County. Operation HOPE is doing great work in Vista. We meet in downtown Vista, from 10am to 1pm, including lunch. Join a dedicated group of new friends who love working in the community. RSVP to email@example.com by January 6th. Meeting location will be shared with your RSVP. Wood Furniture Show in Escondido - The Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery is pleased to announce the twelfth presentation of Wood, A Furniture Show XII, hosted by Brian Murphy's Fine Woodworking, from January 7 thru February 25th. This exhibition will feature a gathering of some of the very best furniture Trek Bicycle Locations to Accept
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Donations of Gently Used Bikes for Kids in Need - In partnership with the San Diego chapter of Free Bikes 4 Kidz, the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition is hosting a donation drive to gift gently used bikes to children across the region. The chapter aims to collect more than 1,000 bikes. Donations of gently used bikes will be accepted at these San Diego County Trek Bicycle store locations on Saturday, January 8th, from 10am to 3pm. Once ready, the bicycles will be donated to youth from across San Diego with the help of partner organizations including Outdoor Outreach and the Kiwanis Club of Southeastern San Diego. If you have bike donations that would be appropriate, please deliver them to one of the sites shown that are accepting them between 10am and 3pm on Saturday, January 8th.
North County: 1617 Capalina Rd, Unit B, San Marcos CA 92069 Solana Beach: 124 N Rios Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075 Kearny Mesa: 4240 Kearny Mesa Rd, Suite 108, San Diego, CA 92111 Millions of children, especially those from low-income or communities of color, across the country lack safe opportunities to exercise outdoors in their own neighborhoods. A lack of physical activity is associated with a higher risk of developing either Type 2 diabetes or childhood obesity, both of which are associated with lacking physical activity. Additionally, nearly 15 million bicycles are discarded by their owners every year and children outgrow their cycles as they age, leading to millions of cycles littering landfills.
Free Bikes 4 Kidz aims to address both issues by repairing and restoring unwanted bikes and giving them to local youth, affording them the joy and freedom of two wheels. “Every child, every smile is a story. We all remember our first bike, but millions of kids will never have that memory. We are trying to change that,” said Terry Esau, founder of Free Bikes 4 Kidz. “I have seen thousands of smiles on kids, and rivers of tears in their parents’ eyes when a kid picks out their own, very first bike. I never tire of that story. It only costs us $25 to put a deserving child on a bike and give them a new helmet. That is like 4 Starbucks coffees.” Free Bikes 4 Kidz, a national organization, has given away more than 100,000 bicycles since its launch in 2008. San Diego’s own chapter of Free Bikes 4 Kidz launched September 2021. San Diego Bike Coalition is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and protects the rights of all people who ride bicycles. They promote bicycling as a mainstream, safe and enjoyable form of transportation and recreation. For more information, please visit www.sdbikecoalition.org.
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It looks like you were thinking of doing a credit card dispute as a last resort. That might have worked, but it could have also been a "heartache tonight," as the Eagles might say. Under the Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA), the law that protects credit card customers, you can dispute purchases for products you ordered but didn't receive. If you had, then your bank might have sided with you since you didn't get the tickets you bought. But since it's been more than 90 days since your purchase, which is the limit under the FCBA, your money may be "already gone," to quote Glenn Frey. I suggested you try one of the <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/ticketmaster/">executive customer service contacts for Ticketmaster</a> that I publish on my nonprofit consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. And you did. Your efforts to get a refund were not wasted time. "Within an hour of emailing the CEO, I had a refund," you told me. I'm glad Ticketmaster did the right thing. That's a resolution that left you with a peaceful, easy feeling. Christopher Elliott is the chief advocacy officer for Elliott Advocacy. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or get help with any consumer problem by contacting him at http://www.elliott.org/help
January Events at the Escondido Public Library - All events are free and open to the public. All Events and Programs are generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The Library is located at 239 South Kalmia St., Escondido 92025; Phone 760.839.4683. All Library facilities will be closed on January 17th, 2022. Animanga Kurabu, Thursday, January 13th, 4:00pm-6:00pm, Turrentine Room; Ages 8-12. Obsessed with anime and manga? This this is the right kurabu (club) for you! Discuss your favorite manga and anime, spend quality time watching anime and hang out with others that understand your pain. PJ Storytime, Tuesday, January 18, 6:00-6:30pm, Turrentine Room; Ages 5-12. Wear your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal to this evening storytime.
Lunar New Year Celebration: Lion Dancers, Tuesday, January 25, 7:00-8:00pm, Turrentine Room; All Ages. Learn about the history and cultural significance of lion dancing as the Three Treasures Cultural Arts Society Lion Dance team performs a traditional dance celebrating the Lunar New Year!
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There's a way out of the Legoland customer service maze. I <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/legoland-new-yorkresort/">publish the names, numbers and email addresses of the Legoland customer service executives</a> on my nonprofit customer service site, Elliott.org. Legoland says it experienced "an unfortunate system error" during your booking. Because of that error, the booking you made does not have valid tickets.
I contacted Legoland on your behalf. The company reviewed your reservation and apologized for the difficulty you were experiencing. You received an email with the promised park tickets.
Christopher Elliott's latest book is “How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler” (National Geographic). Get help by contacting him at http://www.elliott.org/help © 2021 Christopher Elliott.
What's Up Downtown Oceanside - For more information and upcoming events, contact MainStreet Oceanside website at www.mainstreetoceanside.com or call 760.754.4512. Authors Night, Thursday, January 20, Sunset Market - Save the date to come meet your local authors at Authors Night at the Sunset Market. From 5-8pm on Jan. 20, writers representing a variety of literary genres will be at our always free weekly market to sign and sell their work. Chat with area authors while enjoying all the international eats, gourmet goodies, eclectic shopping and live entertainment the market has to offer.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027737 The name of the busines: All-Pro Septic Works, located at 4260 Los Vecinos, Fallbrook, CA. 92028 Registrant Information: Douglas Wireman 4260 Los Vecinos Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Douglas Wireman Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/15/2021 1/06, 1/13, 1/20 & 1/27/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9028474 The name of the busines: Blue Monarch Hospice, located at 7220 Trade Street, Suie 245, San Diego, CA. 92121 Registrant Information: Smiling Hearts Hospice LLC 350 W. Ninth Avenue, Suite 204 Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 5/21/2020 /s/ Gerald De La Cruz, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/28/2021 1/06, 1/13, 1/20 & 1/27/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027909 The name of the busines: N & T Distributing, located at 10168 Marcella Ct., Santee, CA. 92071 Registrant Information: Nicole Piccolo 10168 Marcella Ct. Santee, CA. 92071 This business is operated by an individual First day of business 12/17/20 s Nicole Piccolo Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/17/2021 1/06, 1/13, 1/20 & 1/27/2022
Solar and Roofing
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2021-00049921-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Katherinne Washington filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Katherinne Washington to Proposed name Katherinne Martino. 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 objections 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: 1/18/2022, 8:30 am, in Dept. 25 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 November 29, 2021 /s/ Pamela M. Parker, Judge of the Superior Court 12/16, 12/23, 12/30/2021 & 01/06/2022 NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON ABOVE DATES. SEE NOTICE BELOW: ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JCFORM #NC-120)
Due to the COV ID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, rendering presence in, or access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pusuant to the emergency orders of the Chief of State the of Justice General and California Presiding the of Orders Department of the San Diego Superior Court, the following Orde is made: NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN SHOW TO ORDER THE CAUSE. The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-120).
a for requirements all If name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-100) will be granted withOne certified out a hearing. copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner.
If all the rquirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions.
If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions.
A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE WRITTEN A FILE MUST OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO (excluding COURT DAYS holidays) and weekends BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED. Do not come to court The on the specified date. court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing date.
Any Petition for the name change of a minor that is signed by only one parent must have this attacchment the with along served Petition and Order to Show Cause, on the other nonsigning parent, and proof of service must be filed with the Court.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9028429 The name of the busines: The Cruz Landscaping, located at 260 N. Midway Dr. #A48, Escondido, CA. 92027 Registrant Information: Rosario Vasquez Cruz 260 N. Midway Dr. #A48 Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: 1/02/2021 /s/ Rosario Vasquez Cruz Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/28/2021 01/06, 01/13, 01/20 & 01/27/2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9026775 The name of the busines: Lauritas Bookkeeping, located at 950 Sycamore Ave. Se 109, Vista, Ca. 92083. Registrant Information: Laura Haro 980 Brooktree Lane Apt 138 Vista, CA. 92081 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: n/a. /s/ Laura Haro Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/03/2021 01/06, 01/13, 01/20 & 01/27/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9028428 The name of the busines: The Car Shop, located at 2130 La Brea St., Ramona, Ca. 92065 Registrant Information: Fernando Quiroz 2130 La Brea St. Ramona, Ca. 92065 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: 12/01/1999. /s/ Fernando Quiroz Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/28/2021 01/06, 01/13, 01/20 & 01/27/2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027668 The name of the busines: Pure Pacific Pool Cleaning, locatEd at 3631 Village Cir. Apt A, Carlsbad, CA. 92008.. Registrant Information: Andrew Nutt 3631 Village Cir Apt A Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: 12/06/2021 /s/ Andrew Nutt Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/15/2021 12/30/2021, 01/06, 01/13, 01/20/2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027886 The name of the busines: RSchroeder Events, located at 1379 Sky Ridge Court, San Marcos, Ca. 92078 Registrant Information: Riley Schroeder 1379 Sky Ridge Court San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 10/14/2021 /s/ Riley Schroeder Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/17/2021 12/30/2021, 1/06, 1/13 & 1/20/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027691 The name of the busines: iTAN Sun Spray Spa, iTAN, located at 1605A South Melrose Drie, Vista CA. 92081 Registrant Information: Kharsa Holdings, Inc 1784 La Costa Meadows Drive, Suite 101 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 11/28/2016 /s/ Faraje Kharsa, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/15/2021 12/30/2021, 1/06, 1/13 & 1/20/2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027682 The name of the busines: Jesse’s Electric, located at 1040 Arena Cir., Vista, CA. 92083. Registrant Information: Jesus Arambula Tellez 1040 Arena Cir. Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is operated by an indidivual. First day of business 10/05/2005 /s/ Jesus Arambula Tellez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/15/2021 1/06, 1/13, 1/20 & 1/27/2022
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS SAN MARCOS TRAINING TOWER – 186 SANTAR PLACE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that IDS Real Estate Group and the City of San Marcos (City) request proposals from qualified contractors for the above stated project. DESCRIPTION OF WORK The Work includes renovations of parts of a fire training tower. The work will occur at 186 Santar Place, San Marcos, CA. Contractors must meet or exceed the specifications and requirements stated in the Request for Proposal (RFP). CONTRACT TERM The Contractor shall diligently and continuously prosecute the work to completion, which shall be no later than August 12, 2022. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL: All proposals must be received by the project construction manager via email no later than 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Late proposals will not be accepted. Proposing contractors are required to request a read receipt or a reply from the project construction manager for confirmation of delivery. Facsimile submittals are not acceptable.
Proposals should be addressed to City of San Marcos c/o IDS Real Estate Group, Attn: Construction Manager, 785 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101. All proposals are to be electronic and shall be sent to: email@example.com PRE-SUBMITTAL MEETING AND SITE WALK: A mandatory pre-submittal meeting has been scheduled at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, meeting in the front of the Palomar College Public Safety Training Center building. The purpose of the pre-submittal meeting is to discuss the Scope of Work included in the RFP and answer questions proposers have relating to the RFP and/or the Contract. A mandatory site walk of the project will immediately follow the pre-submittal meeting. All proposers must attend the presubmittal meeting and site walk. Failure to attend either of these events shall be cause for rejecting proposals. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL: A complete RFP package is available for download electronically from: https://spaces.hightail.com/ space/F7ZqlgofEo
It is the responsibility of the proposer to download and carefully review the contents of all documents provided in this RFP, including the addenda and any exhibits attached thereto. Proposers must provide a response to all components specified in this RFP. Incomplete proposals, proposals containing errors or inconsistencies, failure to comply with the submission requirements contained in the RFP, or other process or content errors or deficiencies may constitute cause for rejection. Submission of a proposal indicates acceptance
by the proposer of the conditions contained in the RFP and the attachments thereto, unless clearly and specifically noted in the proposal and confirmed in the Contract executed between the Owner and the selected service provider. The Owner reserves the right to retain all proposals submitted and to use any idea(s) in a proposal regardless of whether that proposal is selected. PREVAILING WAGE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the San Marcos City Charter and the San Marcos Municipal Code, payment of prevailing wages and compliance with the California Labor Code Sections 1770 et seq is required for this project. The Contractor will be required to comply with all of the terms and conditions (including State General Prevailing Wage requirements) prescribed for Contractor performing public works construction projects.
The California Department of Industrial Relations determines the general prevailing wage rates for the State and are available at the DIR website, http://www.dir.ca.gov, or from the City of San Marcos’ City Clerk Office. DIR REGISTRATION Under (SB 854), “contractors” are required to register with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) on an annual basis (July 1-June 30). All contractors and subcontractors submitting bids will be required to have registered in advance with the (DIR) and must meet the minimum program qualifications necessary to be eligible to work on public works projects pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 and Public Contract Code Section 4104. DOP 12/30 and 01/06/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9026954 The name of the busines: Serenity Molding and Millwork, located at 540 Valley Meadow Pl., Escndido, CA. 92027 Registrant Information: Justin Fools 540 Valley Meadow Pl. Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a /s/ Justin Fools Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/07/2021
12/16, 12/23, 01/06/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9026539 The name of the busines: Yum Yum Donuts Franchise #517H, located at 1240 E. Mission Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92069 Registrant Information: Ruben E. Rodriguez 462 Henson Heights Dr. #101 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 12/01/21 /s/ Ruben E. Rodriguez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/01/2021
12/23, 12/30/2021 & 01/06 and 01/13/2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027922 The name of the busines: Eclipse Motors, located at 756 Avenida Leon, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. Registrant Information: Tracey D. Williams 756 Avenida Leon San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a /s/ Tracey D. Williams Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/17/2021
12/23, 12/30/2021 & 01/06 and 01/13/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027894 The name of the busines: Body Contour by MJ, located at 809A West San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Body Contour by Mj LLC 809A W. San Marcos Blvd. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 10/01/2021 /s/ Mitzi Jocelyn Lopez-Duarte Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/17/2021
12/23, 12/30/2021, 01/06 and 01/13/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027753 The name of the busines: United Unlimited, located at 6039 Doveflower Way, San Diego, CA. 92115 Registrant Information: United Unlimited LLC 2358 University Avenue #2009 San Diego, CA. 92104 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a. /s/ Quierra Snell, Managing Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/15/2021
12/23, 12/30/2021, 01/06 and 01/13/2022
CITY OF SAN MARCOS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (PW RFP 21-05) TRAFFIC SIGNAL AND STREETLIGHT MAINTENANCE SERVICES)
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency or City, invites proposals for the above stated Project and will be available on line via PlanetBids. Proposals are due up to the hour of 4:00 p.m. on January 31, 2022. PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING None WORK DESCRIPTION The work consists of traffic signal and streetlight maintenance services. LOCATION OF WORK Citywide. ESTIMATED BUDGET The estimated overall budget is $3,500,000.00. TERM Five (5) years. AVAILABILITY OF DOCUMENTS The City uses PlanetBids to post and receive bids/proposals. Only vendors that are registered will be eligible to submit a bid/proposal for formal solicitations with the City. PlanetBids is accessible via the City’s website and direct link provided below and provides all documents at no cost to bidders/proposers. http://www.san-marcos.net OR https://www.planetbids.com/po rtal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=39 481 GENERAL The company to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such company, shall hereby ensure that minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids for subcontracts. Further, there shall be no discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, or sex. DOP: 01/06/22
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027214 The name of the busines: Lily Pad Editing; LSVO, located at 1241` Carlsbd Village Dr., #C5, Carlsbad, CA. 92008. Registrant Information: Liliana Sampica 2772 Roosevelt St., #4271 Carlsbad, CA. 92010. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Liliana Sampica Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/10/2021
12/16, 12/23, 1/06/2022
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF JOEL DE LA CERDA Case No. 37-2021-00050776 PRLA-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 1100 Union Street San Diego, CA. 92101 Probate, 3rd Floor To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Joel De La Cerda. A petition for probate has been filed by Jennifer Hans in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA. 92101. Central Courthouse, - Probate Division. The Petition for Probate requests that Jennifer Hans be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 3/08/2022 Time: 11:00 a.m. Dept: 504 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Debra L. Leffler Streeter, Esq. Streeter Law Group, APC 217 Civic Center Drive, Suite 10, Vista, CA. 92084 760.945.9353DOP: 12/23, 12/30/2021 & 01/06/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027014 The name of the busines: Locked Adventures, located at 844 W. San Marcos Blvd., Ste 103, San Marcos, Ca. 92078 Registrant Information: Norkus Etnertainment LLC 6816 Caminito Sueno Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 10/28/2016 /s/James Norkus, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/08/2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9025955 The name of the busines: Gemsation, located at 516 Moonlight Drive, San Marcos CA. 92069. Registrant Information: Leonardo San Diego 516 Moonlight Drive San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a /s/ Leonardo V. San Diego Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 11/20/2021
12/16, 12/23, 01/06/2022
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 18, 2022. Project No: CUP210004 and EX21-030 Applicant: Loma San Marcos, LLC. Request: A Conditional Use permit (CUP) renewal to allow the continued operation of an existing 179,535 square foot movie studio, with 61,650 square feet of youth sports film production, 9,750 square feet of media office space, and 108,135 square feet of storage. Environmental Determination: Section 15301, Class 1 (Existing Facility with No Expansion) Location of Property: 1601 San Elijo Road, more particularly described as all or portion of the northwest quarter of Section 33, Township 12 South, Range 3 West, San Bernardino Base and Meridian, in the City of San Marcos and County of San Diego, State of California according to official plat thereof. Assessor’s Parcel No.’s: 223-080-41-00 & 223080-42-00 Further information about this notice can be obtained from Associate Planner Sean del Solar, AICP, by calling 760744-1050 extension 3223, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 28, 2022). 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 g j a c k s o n @ s a n marcos.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: 1/06/2022.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
The name of the busines: JCIS
Roofing, Inc., located at 500 Rancheros Dr. #17 San Marcos, CA. 92069.
Registrant Information: JCIS Roofing, Inc.
500 Rancheros Dr., #17 San Marcos, Ca. 92069
This business is operated by a corporation.
First day of business n/a
/s/ Juan Cisneros, President
Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County
San Diego on 12/14/2021
12/23, 12/30/2021 & 01/06 and 01/13/2022
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (ADMIN RFP22-01) STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency or City, invites proposals for the above stated Project and will be available on line via PlanetBids. Proposals are due up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. on January 26, 2022. PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING None. WORK DESCRIPTION Provide a full range of strategic communications planning management and general oversight services that are typical of a communications officer for a municipal government. LOCATION OF WORK Citywide. ESTIMATED BUDGET The estimated budget is not to exceed $300,000/year. TERM 5-years, with option to renew. AVAILABILITY OF DOCUMENTS The City uses PlanetBids to post and receive bids/proposals. Only vendors that are registered will be eligible to submit a bid/proposal for formal solicitations with the City. PlanetBids is accessible via the City’s website and direct link provided below and provides all documents at no cost to bidders/proposers. http://www.san-marcos.net OR https://www.planetbids.com/po rtal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=39 481 GENERAL The company to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such company, shall hereby ensure that minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids for subcontracts. Further, there shall be no discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, or sex. DOP: 01/06/22 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9026844 The name of the busines: Art to Heart Collaborations, located at 780 Butterfield Lane, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. Registrant Information: Elaine Huffman 780 Butterfield Lane San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 12/01/2019 /s/ Elaine Huffman Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/06/2021
12/23, 12/30/2021, 01/06 and 01/13/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027521 The name of the busines: Waypoint Property Management, Waypoint Mortgage Lending, Military Property Management and Military Realty, located at 309 Montecito Glen, Escondido, Ca. 92025. Registrant Information: AIS Enterprise Inc. 309 Montecito Glen Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Jacqueline Vance, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/13/2021
12/23, 12/30/2021, 01/13/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9026737 The name of the busines: Squeeze Grip LLC, located at 2377 Buena Creek Trail, Vista, Ca. 92084. Registrant Information: Squeeze Grip LLC 2377 Buena Creek Trail Vista, CA. 92084 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a /s/ George Martin, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/03/2021
12/23, 12/30/2021 & 01/06 and 01/13/2022
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