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January 28, 2021

Volume 51 - No. 04

The Land Editor’s Note: We have found a stable of new, outstanding writers, with great new reads!

They, are located in a website known as The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. They have fiction, non-fiction, essays, poems, a blog, and archives with loads of outstanding stories, many of which we hope to present here, in The Paper.

Each writer is asked to file an opening statement, establishing his or her right to claim status as a The Paper - 760.747.7119

website:www.thecommunitypaper.com

email: thepaper@cox.net

“southern writer.” Fact is, everyone is south of somewhere, so you’re likely to find writers from just about anywhere . . . but all have a fascination with the South, and with good writing. This week’s offering comes from another local writer, Michele Ivy Davis, a member of the Writer’s Group that met in the Escondido Public Library that was mentored and led for the past five years by our old friend and brilliant writer, Pete Peterson:

Southern Legitimacy Statement: I have almost always lived in the South (Southern Maryland, Southern India, Southern Florida, and Southern California). Give me an afternoon under live oak trees dripping with swaying Spanish moss, sweet tea, and a good book, and I’ll be happy. Humidity? Bring it on. It’s just part of life in the South. Maybe we should have called it something grander, like “Twisted Oak Estate” after the oak tree at the curve of the driveway. Or

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“Raspberry Cascade” after the way the wild raspberry plants grew when full and ripe. But we never did. Our weekend property was always just “The Land.” * * *

In 1968, the view from our first apartment was a parking lot, other apartment buildings, and the complex’s trash shed. Even closing our door tightly didn’t shut out the shouts of children as they ran up and down the


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echoing hallway only a few feet away. Harsh arguments often erupted from behind other doors, and babies wailed. Noise was everywhere.

One day my husband said, “We need some peace and quiet. The guys at work are always talking about owning property. An older guy told me he wished he’d invested in it when he was our age. Maybe we could buy a few acres so we can get away, maybe even plant a vegetable garden.” I nodded. Getting away sounded like fun. The decision was quickly made. We checked the classifieds every Sunday, visited several places, and finally found what we were looking for: The Land.

We bought it from a laid-back country man who drove us around in a battered pickup. His clothes were worn, his truck rusty, and his shoes came from two different pairs—one brown and one black. As we bounced over dirt roads and hiked up hills, we wondered if the many properties he enthusiastically showed us really belonged to him. It turned out they did, and we became the owners of ten wooded acres on Elk Ridge Mountain in Maryland, across the Potomac River from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and a few miles down the

Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! APHORISM: A SHORT, POINTED SENTENCE THAT EXPRESSES A WISE OR CLEVER OBSERVATION OR A GENERAL TRUTH

1. The nicest thing about the future is .... that it always starts tomorrow.

2. Money will buy a fine dog.... but only kindness will make him wag his tail. 3. If you don't have a sense of humor ... you probably don't have any sense at all.

4. Seat belts are not as confining ... as wheelchairs.

5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is ... when you're in deep water.

6. How come it takes so little time

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road from the Civil War towns of Antietam and Sharpsburg. The acreage also backed up to the Maryland Heights section of Harpers Ferry National Park. The property was raw land, the unusable, rocky, hilly woodland surrounding a farm. No phone, no electricity, no water, and no sewer. We were what is now called, “off the grid.”

We soon erected a 12’x24’ oneroom cabin or “shack” as my mother-in-law called it—bluntly but accurately. Not a single wall was straight; set a marble on the floor by the door and it quickly rolled downhill to the other end of the room. Yet that didn’t matter to us. We had a place of our own, and were able to step away from our day-to-day lives and go back a hundred years to simpler times. * * *

After our children were born, we spent more and more of our weekends escaping to The Land. In spring, we tromped through bare underbrush to enjoy redbuds and dogwoods that bloomed among the new green leaves of surrounding trees. For a few years we planted a vegetable garden, tucking the little seedlings between rocks and boulders and watering them carefully. The local deer feasted like they never had before.

We picked pawpaws from wild pawpaw trees and made a pie, guaranteed by the cookbook to be “the best, fruitiest pie a human could ever taste, a pie so good that neighbors will steal it from your windowsill.” We each took a bite. Maybe pawpaw pie was an acquired taste. We collected black walnuts, learning the hard way that the outer covering contained a stain that didn’t wash off no matter how hard we tried. It had to wear off…slowly.

Later we had the electric company run service to the cabin. Sunlight shone on the hill where shady trees were cleared to bring wires from the road, and wild raspberries sprang up. We began a family tradition, and each year invited our friends when the berries were ripe. Standing in the summer heat, we’d pick until our containers were full. Then it was time for a campfire, potluck, marshmallow-roasting, and maybe a few songs, if someone brought a guitar. Everyone left with the berries they’d picked. I usually turned ours into a delicious tart jam, and once, a raspberry wine that was pretty much undrinkable. When the trees were bare, we climbed to the top of “our” mountain to the ridge of Maryland Heights. There we discovered the foundation remains of a Civil War artillery battery. From that location we could see Harpers Ferry on one side and the Potomac River curving around the other, much like soldiers

An Elementary School Teacher had twenty-six students in her class.

She presented each child in her classroom the 1st half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are firstgraders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is a classic 1.Don't change horses 2.Strike while 3.It's always darkest before 4.Never underestimate the power of 5.You can lead a horse to water but 6. Don't bite the hand that 7. No news is 8. A miss is as good as a 9.You can't teach an old dog new 10. If you lie down with dogs, you'll 11. Love all, trust 12. The pen is mightier than the 13. An idle mind is 14. Where there's smoke there's 15. Happy the bride who 16. A penny saved is 17.Two's company, three's 18.Don't put off till tomorrow what 19.Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and 20.There are none so blind as 21.Children should be seen and not 22. If at first you don't succeed 23. You get out of something only what you 24. When the blind lead the blind 25. A bird in the hand And the WINNER and last one! 26. Better late than for a child who is afraid of the dark .. to become a teenager who wants

until they stop running. the bug is close. Daylight Saving Time. termites. how? looks dirty. impossible. Mr. math. stink in the morning. me. pigs. the best way to relax. pollution. gets all the presents. not much. the Musketeers. you put on to go to bed.

you have to blow your nose. Stevie Wonder. spanked or grounded. get new batteries.

see in the picture on the box. get out of the way. is going to poop on you.

pregnant.

to stay out all night.

had done over 100 years before. I stood there, engulfed by the history.

The Land was down the road from the farmhouse where John Brown plotted to take over the armory in Harpers Ferry near the start of the Civil War. We wondered if he and his men had marched down the very road that bordered our property. Could they have sipped from the spring that flowed from our hill? One year a man named Jesse, whose extended family lived up and down the gravel road, built a house on the flat acreage across from us. Each year he turned up bullets, cannon balls, and other Civil War artifacts when he plowed his garden.

Jesse knew the land. He invited us to come to his yard to see how his family made apple butter over a wood fire. Many of his relatives were there for what was almost a celebration on a crisp autumn day when the leaves were turning yellow and falling. They stirred the bubbling apple goodness with a paddle attached at right angles to a long handle, filling the air with sweetness. We found a man-made flat area dug out of the hillside in the very back corner of the property next to a running creek. When we came across rusty barrel hoops among the weeds, we excitedly told Jesse we’d

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7. Business conventions are important...because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without. 8. Why is it that at class reunions... you feel younger than everyone else looks? 9. Scratch a cat(or a dog).... and you will have a permanent job.

10. No one has more driving ambition than the teenage boy (or girl).... who wants to buy a car. 11. There are no new sins.... the old ones just get more publicity.

12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4a.m....like, it could be the right number. 13. No one ever says "It's only a game"....when their team is winning.

14. I've reached the age where… 'happy hour is a nap’.

15. Be careful about reading the fine print….there's no way you're going to like it.

16. The trouble with bucket seats is that .... not everybody has the same size bucket. 17. Do you realize that, in about

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Social Butterfly

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The

Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at:

thesocialbutterfly@cox.net

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Jake Bactad, from Oceanside, California, establishes communication with the foc’s’le from the bridge wing aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) prior to a replenishment-at-sea. McCain is assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class

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North Inland Parkinson's Support Group Meeting- Monday, February 1st, is the Inland North County Parkinson's Support Group meeting to be held virtually on Zoom starting at 10am. Our featured speaker for Monday, February 1st will be Amy Carlson, who will be presenting "How To Live Well With Parkinson’s”. Amy is an Ambassador for the Davis Phinney Foundation and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2012 at the age of 44. To receive the Zoom invite, please contact Carol at: hcmaher@cox.net. This Parkinson's Support group has free monthly meetings for people with Parkinson's and their care partners, and are held virtually on Zoom the first Monday of every month at 10am.

Watercolor Painting Class Coming Soon - Last call for reservations for the Soroptimist International of Vista & North County Inland fundraiser, a watercolor painting class online, via Zoom, on February 11th. The class will run from 4:00pm to 5:30pm Reserve by February 5th, to allow us to get your supplies to you. Spaces limited. The cost is $40, and includes all your supplies delivered to your door - (local addresses only). Carlsbad artist Ronni Rosenberg will lead us step by step to create our own beautiful watercolor painting, suitable for framing or making into greeting cards. Funds raised will go directly to Soroptimist Dream programs to

discovered a Civil War camp.

“Nah,” he said, shaking his head. “Moonshine.” He grinned. “Know that little road that goes back part way?” We nodded, thinking of the flat, weed-covered trail that started near our cabin. “It’s where they ran moonshine. Right down that road. ‘Course it wasn’t grown over then.”

That’s the way it was at The Land. Any time we wanted, we could step away and go back in time to a world filled with history, discovery, and wonder, a wilderness to explore and share. Our woods were so peaceful and quiet that when we stopped the car at the top of the driveway and turned off the engine, we heard the gas sloshing in the tank.

The Land served us well. Bought before our daughter and son were born, we finally sold it thirty years later. Yes, its value had increased tremendously, and the money from the sale helped us retire and move farther south. But we agreed that even if we hadn’t made a penny, it was worth it. It was, for those thirty years, a place of escape. A place that welcomed us. A place where we belonged.

Michele Ivy Davis

Escondido resident Michele Ivy Davis is a freelance writer and photographer whose stories and articles have appeared in a variety of magazines, anthologies, and newspapers. She is also the author of the award-winning, young adult novel, Evangeline Brown and the Cadillac Motel.

benefit women and girls. Questions? Contact Eden Weinberger at eden@soroptimistvista.org or visit soroptimistvista.org.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to a registration processing glitch on our website, anyone who registered for this class before Monday, January 18th, is requested to contact Eden Weinberger at edweinberger2@gmail.com so we can reserve your spot and deliver your supplies. The problem has since been fixed and tested and all is working properly now, so feel free to register via the link.

Escondido Chamber Business After 5 Meeting - The February Business After Five Mixer will be held online via Zoom, on Thursday, February 11th at 5:00pm. To register to save your seat and invite a guest, contact the Chamber at 760.745.2125, 720 N. Broadway, Escondido, 92025. EAA Art Scholarship Deadline Extended - The Escondido Art Association's 2021 Art Scholarship Committee is extending the deadline for drop-off of scholarship materials at the Artists Gallery at 121 W. Grand Ave., Escondido, by one week. The new dates for dropoff are Friday, March 6, 11:00am– 4:00pm, and Monday, March 8, 4:00pm–6:00pm. The show will run from March 10 through April 3, 2021.

All Escondido high school seniors who will be graduating this year are invited to participate. Please visit the EAA website www.escondidoartassociation.com for more information and to download the Scholarship materials. The Artists Gallery's new phone number is (442) 317-0980, and our new email address is eaa121grand@gmail.com. Once again, the $1,000 scholarship is being made available through the generous sponsorship of Design Moe Kitchen & Bath, Escondido. Prize money will be awarded as follows: $500 for First Place; $250 for Second Place; $150 for Third Place, and 2 Honorable Mention Awards for $50 each. Students are judged on their submissions of three pieces of artwork (one original), an essay about their interest in art, and a letter of recommendation from their guidance counselor or art teacher. A Reception and Awards Ceremony at the Artists Gallery is still to be determined based on Covid 19 restrictions in place during the month of March. All artwork must be picked up by Saturday, April 3, 2021, from 11:00am-4:00pm.

Commemorative Brick Campaign - Palomar Health has launched its Commemorative Brick Campaign that will support the Physician Quarters and Conference Center of the Future. Bricks are limited and we have selected our closest friends in the community to have the first opportunity to make their brick reservation. I am delighted to let you know that you have the option to personalize your

brick in honor or in memory of someone special in your life, such as a family member or a loved one. Or perhaps you might be looking for a way to show gratitude to the doctor or nurse who made a difference in your life.

Your special brick will be placed in the courtyard of the center, opening at Palomar Medical Center Escondido. Bricks are available in 8"x8" and 4"x8" sizes for your gift of $500 or $250. I invite you to honor someone important in your life while supporting the completion of the Physician Quarters and Conference Center of the Future. Contact the Palomar Health Foundation at 760.739.2961, or by mail to P.O. Box 463063, Escondido, CA 92046-3063. Humane Society's Virtual Training Classes for Dogs and Cats - The San Diego Humane Society has a long list of Behavior and Training Classes for kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs. Our classes are designed to be accessible and get results. It's often easy to forget that the pandemic has also been tough on our pets - routines changed, sometimes drastically and without much warning, socialization became a bigger challenge, and many pets became frustrated because they didn't understand all these changes. Our classes can help. Need flexible timing? Many classes are recorded live each week so you can follow along and send questions and videos for the trainer to provide feedback. This also allows for you to join these specialty classes despite any time conflicts! You can also learn more about our classes and search for articles about pet behaviors by visiting the Behavior & Training Resources section of our website sdhumane.org. Also, need a gift for the pet parents in your life? We now offer gift cards for our training classes!

Our Featured Class this month is: Fabulous Focus & Impulse Control* for dogs. A live online classroom on Saturday, February 20th, at 1pm. Living in the middle of a pandemic, most of us are familiar with the sensation of life feeling a bit out of control and a little unstable, and sometimes these feelings have influenced our behavior. When we get frustrated we may see our tolerance decrease and our impulses increase. We may find ourselves seeking more attention or doing different things to try to cope with stress. Our pets can feel the same way. Frustrated behavior in dogs is often the result of not knowing what is acceptable and can look like high-arousal behaviors such as excessive jumping, barking, mouthing, chewing, etc. Fabulous Focus & Impulse Control helps humans learn how to communicate more effectively, while dogs learn how to calmly “notice” things

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Local News

The Paper Park Fire Arson Suspect Arrested

On January 22, at 12:45 p.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department arrested 49-year-old Dawn Ann Crawford, a resident of San Marcos and Carlsbad experiencing homelessness, for arson relating to the Park Drive fire. Crawford was arrested with the assistance of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department in the 100 block of Rancho Santa Fe Road in San Marcos.

On January 20, police and fire personnel responded to reports of multiple active fires in the 4000 block of Park Drive.

When officers arrived, they located several fires in brushy and residential areas. While fire and police personnel, along with numerous mutual aid agencies worked to put out the fires, arson investigators from the Carlsbad Police Department and Oceanside Fire Department began their work to understand the cause of the fires. Investigators determined the fires to be arson and found evidence that led to Crawford. With this information, officers arrested Crawford for Arson of a Structure and Arson of Property. Crawford has been booked into the

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Vista Detention Facility.

The Police Department would like to thank the citizens of Carlsbad for their cooperation during the fire and our mutual aid partners at the Carlsbad Fire Department, Oceanside Fire Department, Encinitas Fire Department, San Marcos Fire Department, American Red Cross, San Diego Fire Department, Cal-Fire San Diego and San Diego County Sheriff’s Office for their emergency assistance to the community of Carlsbad and subsequently the investigation.

Memory Lane

(From a few years ago. . . )\

checklist below to help create your plan. Keep COVID-19 in Mind

Make sure your plan considers the COVID-19 pandemic. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, if or when the warning comes to evacuate, everyone must heed those warnings in order to save life and property.

We live in paradise. But even in paradise there are problems. Like wildfires.

Ask friends or relatives outside your area if you would be able to stay with them, should the need arise. If you do need to evacuate and plan to stay with friends or relatives, ask first if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or have people in their home at higher risk for serious illness. If that is the case, make other arrangements. Check with hotels, motels and campgrounds to learn if they are open.

Learning how to adapt to a year round wildfire season, and planning and preparing in the event of a fire long before a wildfire threatens will ensure we are all ready.

There has been a startling increase in catalytic converter thefs through San Diego County. In Oceanside thefts often occur in neighborhods near main thoroughfares, freeways or at commerical establishments.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information. Preparing for Wildfires

Unfortunately, wildfires are a year round threat here in Southern California and San Diego County.

Area residents are urged to create a Wildfire Action Plan. Your Wildfire Action Plan must be prepared, and familiar to all members of your household well in advance of a wildfire. Use the

right of us. Could you describe for us what you see there on that counter?" "Why, it's a bag of oranges, Lyle."

Man About Town

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"Amazing! You answered all three questions accurately. Now comes the hard part. Mrs. Madison . . . if we have two perfectly good orange trees in the back yard, both of which are bearing fruit . . . what possessed you to buy . . . as in exchanging money for a product, . . . a bag of . . . oranges?" "Well, Lyle . . . this bag of oranges contains Mandarin oranges. Easy to peel. Tasty to eat. Seldom do they have seeds. That's why."

(Several days later, as I ate the last of the Mandarin Oranges contained in that bag . . . . . . ) "Damn! She's right again!" •••• My heart is hangin’ a bit heavy today.

"Oh, Mrs. Madison, I wonder if you'd step over here for a moment. Right here, in front of the sink. Look out this beautiful picture window. Now, Mrs. Madison, tell me what you see on the top of that bank, to I read somewhere that 60% of the right." restaurants in San Diego County have closed their doors. Because of "Why, that's an orange tree, Lyle." the pandemic and what I consider to "That's right, Mrs. Madison. Now, be an over-reaction on the part of Mrs. Madison, I'd like you to shift county and state health officials. your gaze to the left, to the center of Lots of hard-working people have the bank. What do you see there?" invested their life savings and a lot of blood, sweat and tears in trying to "Why, that's another orange tree." establish and build a business and "Once again, Mrs. Madison, you are then overzealous bureaucrats, all of absolutely correct. Now, Mrs. whom are drawing a regular payMadison, I direct your attention to check, make every effort to close the kitchen counter to the immediate them down. I have noticed that

Increase in Catalytic Converter Thefts

What is a Catalytic Converter?

Catalytic converters are a critical exhaust component located under-

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these same bureaucrats have not volunteered to decline accepting their paychecks . . or donating the money from their paychecks to a restaurant relief fund . . or any nonprofit organization trying serve the community. It just ain’t fair!

Less than 2% of covid cases can be traced to the restaurant community, less if you study only North San Diego County restaurants.

We suspect a lot of the covid transmission comes from those restaurants/bars in party towns like Pacific Beach . . . and in fraternity and sorority row near San Diego state where young folks, convinced they are immortable and will live forever, party on and on, with lots of booze and very few, if any, face masks . . and certainly with something less than 6’ separation between young and active bodies. Of lot of businesses, many of which are restaurants, in Carlsbad are defying the county health officials and staying open.

The consumer, including those of us at The Paper, are supporting them, just as we do in Escondido and other North County cities. We patronize restaurnats, we wear our masks going in and coming out, follow the protocols, and enjoy our meals and service and enjoy spending our hard earned money with the struggling restau-

Letters to the Editor Another Fan of The Paper and Friedrich Gomez

I am a loyal fan of Friedrich Gomez and the articles for The Paper. His research is impeccable. I think the best yet was the January, 14th edition with “Amierica’s Only Emperor.” Not only was it humorous but full of serious facts. I can’t wait to enlighten my SF Bay area family. Thanks you, Friedrich, for keeping my 85 year old brain alive and well! /s/ Janet R. Johnston, Escondido And again . . .

I just want to thank you for this

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rant community.

We are intentionally not naming those restaurants where we go for in-room, sit-down dining. They are all friends of ours and we know that there are many eyes that read our paper (some of whom are county officials) and we don’t wanna snitch on folks with whom we agree that it’s necessary to fight and keep their businesses open.

Several of our favorite restaurants, thank heavens (and loyal patrons) remain open and occasionally do a brisk business.

They deserve it. They’ve investted a lot of money in outside tents, heaters, glass and plastic shields to separate their staff and patrons, lots of santizing sprays and lotions, and keeping on staff, even if sometimes that means not breaking even.

I’m aware of at least two prominent restaurants in Esconido that are losing money . . but they continue to fight the good fight. We’re with them. We support them We urge you to do the same.

I’m so proud of Supervisor Jim Desmond and his ongoing fight to regain reason and common sense in our county and to try to help bring our community back to something of a near normal-society.

It’ll take time, but we’ll make it by working together, by supporting others, and using common sense.


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Why Alexander The Great Made These 3 Strange Wishes In His Deathbed And what we can learn from them

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40 years .... we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos? (And rap music will be the Golden Oldies!)

18. Money can't buy happiness.... but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Cadillac than in a Yugo.

19. After 60, if you don't wake up aching in every joint... you're probably dead.

Alexander the Great became one of the biggest rulers of ancient history. He conquered most of the world of that time just at the age of 32. Although being the king of ancient Macedonia for less than 13 years, he changed the course of history.

He was one of the greatest military generals who stretched his empire all the way from India, through Egypt up to the northern border of Greece. He was taught by one of the greatest philosophers of all time, Aristotle. This might have helped him have fundamental traits of an ambitious commander and a successful leader. He was not an ordinary man as he never lost a single battle in his entire life. His ability to plan and strategize on large scale helped him win many battles even when his army was outnumbered. He motivated his army to be part of the greatest conquest in history. He was charming, inspiring, and courageous. After conquering hundreds of kingdoms, Alexander was heading back home. On his way back, he fell seriously ill. While lying on his deathbed, he realized that nothing was worth it even after living a successful life conquering most of the known world.

The final days of Alexander on his deathbed offer a moral lesson for all of us. He wanted to go home and meet his mother before his soul departed from this world. But, he knew he would not last that long. Therefore he called upon his loyal generals and told, “I will depart from this world soon, I have three wishes, please carry them out without fail.” The king asked his generals to fulfill his following three wishes: My physicians must carry my body alone.

I want the path leading to my grave to be strewn with gold, silver, and precious stones that are in my treasury while my body is being carried to be buried. My third and last wish is that both my hands be kept dangling out of my coffin.

The generals who gathered there wondered at the king’s wishes. But no one dared to question him. But one of his favorite generals kissed on his hand and said, “My majesty! we promise you that all of your wishes will be fulfilled. But will you tell us why do you have such strange wishes?” “I want everybody to learn the three lessons that I have learned in my life” Alexander replied after taking a deep breath. Alexander explained why he had these 3 strange wishes in the following way:

“ want my physicians to carry my body alone because I want people to know that no doctor can cure people’s illnesses, especially when they face death. No physician or doctor is as powerful to save people from the clutch of death. So, don’t let people take life for granted.

I want the path leading to my grave to be strewn with gold, silver, and precious stones while my body is being carried to be buried because I want people to know that not even a fraction of gold will come with me. I spent my whole life chasing power and wealth. Whatever earned in the earth remains here. I want people to realize that it is a complete waste of your life and time to run after wealth and power. I want my both hands to keep dangling out of my coffin because I want people to know that we came empty-handed in this world and we will go empty-handed.

The king's last words were, “When you bury my body, don’t build any monument and keep my hands outside so that the world knows that the person who won the whole world had nothing in his hand while dying.”

With these powerful words, the king closed his eyes and let death conquer him.

20. Always be yourself because the people that matter don't mind.... and the ones that mind don't matter.

21. Life isn't tied with a bow.... but it's still a gift. Ten Best Caddy Responses:

Number :10 Golfer: "I think I'm going to drown myself in the lake." Caddy: "Think you can keep your head down that long?" Number : 9 Golfer: "I'd move heaven and earth to break 100 on this course." Caddy: "Try heaven, you've already moved most of the earth."

Number : 8 Golfer: "Do you think my game is improving?" Caddy: "Yes . . . . You miss the ball much closer now."

Number : 7 Golfer: "Do you think I can get there with a 5 iron?" Caddy: "Eventually."

Number : 6 Golfer: "You've got to be the worst caddy in the world." Caddy: "I don't think so . . . .That would be too much of a coincidence."

Number : 5 Golfer: "Please stop checking your watch all the time. It's too much of a distraction." Caddy: "It's not a watch - it's a compass." Number : 4 Golfer: "How do you like my game?" Caddy: "It's very good - but personally, I prefer golf." Number : 3 Golfer: "Do you think it's a sin to play on Sunday? Caddy: "The way you play, it's a sin on any day."

Number : 2 Golfer: "This is the worst course I've ever played on." Caddy: "This isn't the golf course . . . . We left that an hour ago."

And the Number : 1 . . . . Best Caddy Comment: Golfer: "That can't be my ball, it's too old." Caddy: "It's been a long time

since we teed off, sir."

Most of our generation 50+ were HOME SCHOOLED in many ways. 1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE . "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning." 2. My mother taught me RELIGION. "You better pray that will come out of the carpet." 3. My father taught me about TIME TRAVEL. "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!" 4. My father taught me LOGIC. "Because I said so, that's why." 5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC .. "If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me." 6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT. "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident." 7. My father taught me IRONY. "Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about." 8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS . "Shut your mouth and eat your supper." 9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM. "Just you look at that dirt on the back of your neck." 10.. My mother taught me about STAMINA.. "You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone." 11.. My mother taught me about WEATHER.. "This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it." 12.. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY. "If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!" 13.. My father taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE. "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out..." 14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION . "Stop acting like your father!" 15.. My mother taught me about ENVY. "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do." 16.. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION. "Just wait until we get home." 17.. My mother taught me about RECEIVING. "You are going to get it from your father when he gets home!"

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18.. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE. "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way." 19.. My mother taught me ESP. "Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?" 20. My father taught me HUMOR. "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me." 21.. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT . "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up." 22.. My mother taught me GENETICS. "You're just like your father.." 23.. My mother taught me about my ROOTS. "Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?" 24.. My mother taught me WISDOM. "When you get to be my age, you'll understand. 25.. My father taught me about JUSTICE . "One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you !" The morality of dishonesty

Robbers entered a bank in a small town. One of them shouted: "Don't move! The money belongs to the bank. Your lives belong to you.”

Immediately all the people in the bank laid on the floor quietly and without panic.

This is an example of how the correct wording of a sentence can make everyone change their view of the world. One woman laid on the floor in a provocative manner. The robber approached her saying, "Ma'am, this is a robbery not a rape. Please behave accordingly." This is an example of how to behave professionally, and focus on the goal.

While running from the bank the youngest robber (who had a college degree) said to the oldest robber (who had barely finished elementary school): "Hey, maybe we should count how much we stole?" The older man replied: "Don’t be stupid. It's a lot of money so let's wait for the news on TV to find out how much money was taken from the bank." This is an example of how life experience is more important than a degree.

After the robbery, the manager of the bank said to his accountant: "Let's call the cops and tell them how much has been stolen."

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"Wait,” said the Accountant, "before we do that, let's add the $800,000 we took for ourselves a few months ago and just say that it was stolen as part of today’s robbery." This is an example of taking advantage of an opportunity.

The following day it was reported in the news that the bank was robbed of $3 million. The robbers then counted the money, but they found only $1 million so they started to grumble.

"We risked our lives for $1 million, while the bank's management robbed two million dollars without blinking. Maybe its better to learn how to work the system, instead of being a simple robber." This is an example of how knowledge can be more useful than power. An Australian Bricklayer’s Accident Report

This is a bricklayer's accident report, which was printed in the newsletter of the Australian equivalent of the Workers' Compensation Board. This is a true story. Had this guy died, he'd have received a Darwin Award for sure....... Dear Sir,

I am writing in response to your request for additional information In Block 3 of the accident report form. I put "poor planning" as the cause of my accident. You asked for a fuller explanation and I trust the following details will be sufficient. I am a bricklayer by trade. On the day of the accident, I was working alone on the roof of a new six-story building.

When I completed my work, I found that I had some bricks left over which, when weighed later were found to be slightly in excess of 500lbs. Rather than carry the bricks down by hand, I decided to lower them in a barrel by using a pulley, which was attached to the side of the building on the sixth floor.

Securing the rope at the ground I went up to the roof, swung the barrel out and loaded the bricks into it. Then I went down and untied the rope, holding it tightly to ensure a slow descent of the bricks. You will note in Block 11 of the accident report form that I weigh 135 lbs.

Due to my surprise at being jerked off the ground so suddenly, I lost my presence of mind and forgot to let go of the rope. Needless to say, I proceeded at a rapid rate up the side of the building. In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel, which was now proceeding downward at an equally impressive speed. This

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Budgeting in Time of Crisis

California’s high cost of living, crumbling infrastructure, rising crime and constant threat of natural disasters always present challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has made matters worse by stressing ICU capacity, causing tragic loss of life, damaging our economy and robbing many students of a year’s education. During the upcoming budget discussions, I am urging the Governor to follow a path relying on science to best respond to the pandemic. More than 2.6 million people lost their jobs between March and May 2020, Millions saw their wages cut, hundreds of businesses permanently closed. This year, we must provide incentives and regulatory flexibility to help small businesses get back on their feet and their employees back to work.

A safe return to the classroom can be accomplished by applying strategies based on science rather than fear. Students, denied classroom teaching are experiencing significant learning loss and negative impacts to their social and emotional well-being. Getting kids back to school will also help get their parents back to work. The healthcare workforce must be expanded. Telehealth should be more commonplace, we need to shore up testing capacity, address mental health and increasing incidents of substance abuse. And state agencies like the

EDD, which has failed millions of unemployed California workers, the DMV and others must be reformed.

With over four million acres burned in 2020, wildfires must remain a priority. Infrastructure including crumbling highways, insufficient water storage facilities, energy production and distribution must all be addressed. With homicides and other crime rates increasing, we need to provide law enforcement agencies and courts with necessary resources to protect all Californians. On January 5th, I sent a letter about these issues and more to Governor Newsom. As Assembly Republican Leader, I remain eager to find commonsense, bipartisan solutions to put California back on track during this stressful time.

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.

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Marijuana in San Diego County?

An important issue is coming before the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, one that will have major ramifications for the entire unincorporated area. (Depending on when you’re reading this) On Wednesday, January 27th, the Board of Supervisors are, or will have made a decision regarding the commercialization of marijuana in San Diego County. If approved, it would legalize the sale, distribution, and growing of marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes.

Regardless of where you fall on the marijuana debate, I’ve always believed that I wouldn’t want a marijuana dispensary down the street from my house, so I’m not going put it next to someone’s else’s house. If the item were to pass in San Diego County, it would allow for dispensaries to be built near homes, churches, and just about any other facility. There must be some parameters to protect our families. In fact, the proposal before the Board of Supervisors would allow cannabis sales in any commercially zoned property in the unincorporated area, with very few limitations. The proposal, initiated by Supervisor Fletcher and Supervisor

Vargas, would provide preference of operating licenses in the unincorporated area to people that have been either arrested and/or convicted of cannabis crimes. This is an absolute assault on the unincorporated area, if approved it will have devastating long-term impacts, and I strongly oppose it. Marijuana today is much stronger than what it was year ago, which is creating new issues, especially for our youth. For the safety of our neighborhoods and our families, I will be voting no and advocating against this misguided proposal.

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explained the fractured skull, minor abrasions and the broken collar bone, as listed in section 3 of the accident report form. Slowed only slightly, I continued my rapid ascent, not stopping until the fingers of my right hand were two knuckles deep into the pulley.

Fortunately by this time I had regained my presence of mind and was able to hold tightly to the rope, in spite of beginning to experience pain.

At approximately the same time, however, the barrel of bricks hit the ground and the bottom fell out of the barrel. Now devoid of the weight of the bricks (that barrel weighed approximately 50 lbs.) I refer you again to my weight.

As you can imagine, I began a rapid descent, down the side of the building. In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel coming up. This accounts for the two fractured ankles, broken tooth and several lacerations of my legs and lower body. Here my luck began to change slightly. The encounter with the barrel seemed to slow me enough to lessen my injuries, when I fell into the pile of bricks and fortunately only three vertebrae were cracked.

I am sorry to report, however, as I lay there on the pile of bricks, in pain unable to move, I again lost my composure and presence of mind and let go of the rope and I lay there watching the empty barrel begin its journey back down onto me. This explains the two broken legs. I hope this answers your inquiry.

Kevin Roben Wagga Glass & Aluminium Pty Ltd PO Box 5004 (11 Dobney Ave) Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 A few gems from Air Traffic Control

Tower: "Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o'clock, 6 miles." Delta 351: "Give us another hint! We have digital watches!" "TWA 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 degrees." "Center, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?" "Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727?"

A DC-10 had come in a little fast and thus had an exceedingly long roll out after touching down.

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Letters to the Editor Cont. from Page 4

weeks outstanding article Americas only emperor. That is about The best article I have read in a newspaper in years. It makes me really smile to think a community would go so far out of its way for this man. Amazingly, history has proved that he was no lunatic but a visionary. Sometimes we best be careful about the way we judge people. Many thanks to Friedrich Gomez for this insight into our history. /s/s Mary Froese Vista

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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

How To Talk ‘Mid-Western Speak

There are distinctly different languages across America: New England, New York, Chicago, the South, Uppertier states (Minnesota, the Dakotas, etc., Midwestern, Western, and the Pacific Northwest. This doesn’t forget the Islanders of Hawaii, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. They all -speak English – sort of. Most of our British counsin and what’s left of their empire have a hard time understanding the various colloquialism of the above geographic locations.

The Midwest consists of the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and the lower parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. In some cases even these individual states have their own way of communicating. Here’s just a few fractured sayings that outsiders have trouble understanding what is being said. Midwestern speak is an echo of those folks’ strong belief, their values, and their sense of humor. For example: “Ahm.” Translation: “Ahm thinkin ‘bout runnin fer cidee council next fall.” Ah-Merkin or just Merkin– “Baseball’s ah-merkin as apple pie.” Ahrn – “He’s been drivin’ around that piece of ahrn for the past 10 years.” All-fahred – “Ever yar those folks in Michigan get all-fahred up over the Ohio State football game.” Choo-Zen-Sox – “He leaves his choozen-sox right square in the middle of the rum ever time.” Hard and Hep – “We had a git a hardhand to hep in the field. Doll-Dup – “Elsie got all doll dup before we went out on the town.” Dope – “The secretaries down at the plant pass along a-lotta good dope every day.” Drownded – “Last night Jim drownded his problems up at the beer joint.” Dun-did-it – “He dun-did-it taking round-a-bout most of an hour … more or less.” Eatcha – “Eatcha supper. There’s plenty of kids in Eurup who’d love to have what’s on yer plate.” Eye-Aidy – “Eye-Aidy is a real road … ya cross the muddy Mis-er-ee Outta Omeeha, then it’s ah big fer-laner running clean across Ioway east threw Dez-Moans all the way to Dav-port.” Two of my journalistic moments too good not to re-tell:

During my 40-plus years in newspapers, television, public relations and advertising, I had the good fortune to encounter many notable people. Here’s is one such encounter I had in 1984, while waiting for a PSA flight out of Lindbergh Field. (For you youngsters, “PSA” (Pacific Southwest Airline) was our own homegrown (San Diego) airline, which was one of the best anywhere. Sadly, in the mid80s, East-coast money talked and PSA was swallowed up by a bigger air car-

rier).

During my wait I realized a very familiar fellow was sitting alongside me. He was frantically searching his pockets for something. I recognized well-known funny man Jack Carter. “Buddy, can ya spare a dime?” (an old, Depression-era question). Luckily, I did have a dime. (That was price of a public phone call, which shows how long ago it’s been). He walked over to a p a y phone and started diali n g . When he returned it was time to board the plane.

“C’mon k i d , you’re my valet.” Grabbing my arm we headed toward the gate agent. He faked a “limp.” Carter told the agent I was needed to help him aboard. I went along with it – she did too. We followed the women and children, having our choice of seats. We did small talk during the 40-minute flight, but it was one of my unforgettable encounters. Jack Carter

Carter was a regular comic on the CBS Ed Sullivan variety show. Before that he hosted an early TV variety program, “Cavalcade of Stars” on the old DuMont TV Network. NBC hired him away to host his own program titled “The Jack Carter Show.” He was one of our great Yiddish comics. In 1979 I had an interview with film idol Victor Mature, who then was retired and a Rancho Santa Fe resident. He recalled an incident while filming “Demetrius and the Gladiators.” During a break Vic and a fellow actor walked across the street from Columbia studios for a quick drink at a nearby pub … still wearing complete Roman centurion battle dress costumes. They walked in, sat down and waited to be served. It was happy hour and no one paid them any notice. Finally, Vic got tired and thirsty from waiting, rose to his feet and said in his familiar loud, husky voice: “Well, it’s apparent this establishment does not cater to service personnel.” When the laughter died down, the bartender served a round to the pair … on the house. Mature loved to poke fun at himself.

H e recalled the time h e applied to join an L . A . country c l u b , which denied membership to Victor Mature Jews and movie actors. When confronted with the rules, Vic got up and declared in disgust, “Hell, I’m no actor … I have more than 80 movies to prove it!” More of my life encounters in later columns.


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POLITICAL MEMORABILIA

This is the time of the year when the buzz around the nation is about national politics. The United States has a new person living in the White House, that is for certain. With every presidential election collectors snap up what is available. Political collectibles never decrease in value. Collect as much as possible.

But which presidents’ memorabilia are the toughest to obtain, and the most desirable? Serious collectors know the answer is William Henry Harrison. Harrison was the ninth president, but only served for thirty days starting on March 4, 1841. On that day he caught pneumonia while delivering his inaugural speech. The weather can be very brisk and chilly in Washington at that time of year, and Harrison did not wear a topcoat for the occasion. There are only fourteen pieces known to exist that have survived that he signed during the thirty days he was president. Most of the pieces are in public offices and museums, but a few of them still remain with private collectors.

Through the years the most popular form of political memorabilia has been buttons and pins made with metal disks covered with printed paper and a piece of celluloid. These types of buttons and pins were popular starting in the 1880s, and were often the products of Whitehead and Hoag, a Newark, New Jersey company.

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are only a handful of known buttons that are seven-eighth inch size in diameter. Governor Cox of Ohio, and FDR, then assistant secretary of the Navy would be soundly beaten in the election by the team of Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge, but it certainly did not deter FDR from running in the future. That scarce Cox and Roosevelt button is worth more than $100,000.

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A second very pricey campaign button is of the 1924 Democratic team of John Davis and William Jennings Bryan. One of the variations of a Davis and Byan button sold several years ago for more than $100,000 as well.

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It is ironic that in both of those instances, the buttons depicted losing candidates. A collector may also want to collect buttons of candidates that drop out of the race. For example, George McGovern’s’ first choice for his running mate in 1972 was Thomas Eagleton of Missouri. Soon after being selected, Eagleton went public that he was seeking help from a psychiatrist. He removed himself from the ballot, but a McGovern and Eagleton button is valuable.

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form of her own. After graduation from boot camp in 1944, Marybeth stopped in Chicago to visit family. Elaine was around five years old. As Marybeth tells it, Elaine was “fascinated by the uniform.” She wanted to march, like she imagined her cousin doing. Marybeth obliged her, parading the young Londak girls around their Chicago home. Elaine shared that memory with Marybeth more than once over the years. In the summer of 1957, Elaine herself decided to join the WAVES. Trailblazing--An Enlisted WAVE, 1957 - 1961

Elaine enlisted in the WAVES in July 1957. After graduation from boot camp, the Navy sent Elaine to aviation schools. Lieutenant Commander Elaine Frances Londak, US Navy (Retired) June 3, 1939 - December 28, 2020

Lieutenant Commander Elaine Frances Londak, U.S. Navy (Ret.), died on December 28, 2020, in Escondido, California. She was 81 years old. The cause was cancer. Elaine lived a life marked by service to her nation and to her community. Because of Elaine’s years in the United States Navy, she can be seen as a trailblazer for women in the military. Elaine was born on June 3, 1939, in Evergreen Park, Illinois. From her first breath, members of the Catholic Church surrounded Elaine. Although her parents lived in Chicago, she was born in the Little Company of Mary Hospital in the suburb of Evergreen Park. The Little Company of Mary Sisters ran the hospital. Elaine, the oldest of four children, grew up in a Catholic home with her religious education overseen by her devout mother. Elaine attended Catholic elementary and high schools. The home, however, was also her classroom. Elaine witnessed daily the loving care her parents bestowed on her younger sister Kathleen who had Down Syndrome. Elaine’s sister Bernadette points out that in those years, “Down Syndrome children were often thrown into an institution, but Kathleen grew up with us.” Lessons in compassion were taught to Elaine in her schools and in her home. Born the year that World War II broke out in Europe, at an early age Elaine was also exposed to examples of military service. Her father was in the Navy during the war, as was Elaine’s cousin Marybeth Long Doss. In 1944, Marybeth enlisted in the Navy Women’s Reserve, or as it was popularly known, the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service).

Marybeth shares a story that may explain Elaine’s interest, at an early age, in one day wearing a Navy uni-

Decades later, in her retirement years, Elaine became friends with Dawn Elders who had served in the Army as a nurse. Dawn shares some insightful conclusions about Elaine’s years in the Navy. "When I think of Elaine in [respect to] her military career,” Dawn tells us, “she definitely was a trailblazer."

Dawn explains that what “Elaine did in the Navy might not seem unusual today, but it was in her era. She chose a career path that was predominantly male." In 1960 the Navy sent her to Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas where she worked on aircraft. Years later, Elaine gave an interview to a Navy newspaper on her career. Elaine told the reporter in 1974 that she was the first woman attached to the Corpus Christi training squadron VT-31. “Since I was smaller than most of the men in my shop, I always got ‘stuck’ wiggling into tight places to do wiring jobs on the aircraft.” Elaine achieved the rank of Petty Officer Second Class. She undoubtedly could have risen even further, but, as Elaine shared with the reporter, she decided to “finish her tour and enroll in college.” Texas Woman’s University, 19611965 and the Navy Reserves, 1963 – 1965

After she left the Navy in 1961, Texas Woman’s University in Denton became her home for the next four years. While on campus one day in 1963, Elaine saw a Navy recruiter. As she told the reporter in 1974, she “missed” the Navy. Elaine thus reenlisted, this time in the reserves. Elaine shared her thoughts at that time with the reporter in the 1974 interview--“I wanted to be back in the Navy. It’s what I really wanted to do.” After her 1965 graduation, Elaine thus reenlisted in the regular Navy, this time as a commissioned officer. Trailblazing Once Again--A Navy Officer, 1965 – 1981

Elaine’s first duty station as an officer was at the Pentagon. The Navy next sent Elaine overseas. She lived

in London. Elaine told the reporter in 1974 that she worked with representatives from NATO. Elaine shared with her friend Dawn Elders that once she was in charge of coordinating a conference in Turkey, the only woman involved in organizing the conference. When Elaine returned to the States, the Navy again assigned her to aviation where she worked in administration, personnel, and operations. At one point, the Navy sent her to the U.S. Naval Training Station in Newport, Rhode Island, where she held similar responsibilities. While in Newport, the Navy promoted Elaine to the rank of lieutenant commander early in 1974.

A year later, Elaine found herself at a new duty station. It was one that, in a way, brought her home. The Navy sent her to Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California. In 1975, she and a retired enlisted Navy friend, Ann Marie Cunningham, moved into a home in Escondido, about thirtyfour miles north of the Air Station.

Elaine remained in the Navy until 1981 when she retired. Decades more of service awaited her, this time to her community. Community Service, 1981-2020

Elaine spent her thirty-nine years in retirement doing community service. Some of her work involved the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Volunteer Patrol for the San Marcos Station. She was also a member of the North County WAVES and served as its chair at one point. Yearly, she picked up other women veterans to drive them to an annual Women in the Military Luncheon.

Elaine worked with seniors, too. She regularly visited retirees to play games with them. Her friend Toba Talebi recounts how Elaine came once a week, for ten years, to the Escondido Senior Center. Janelle Catrambone, former Activities Director at Atria North Escondido, recalls how Elaine visited every Thursday to play games with residents in the five years Janelle worked there. In the last six years of her life, Elaine was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Escondido. Reverend Richard Huls remembers Elaine as one who exemplified what their organization is about, “social involvement,” as he puts it. Another member, Randy Ortlieb, judges her to have been “a model Kiwanian.” He explains how she showed up for countless “work parties.”

One area of Kiwanis activity held special meaning for Elaine, the Aktion Club. It worked with disabled adults. Kiwanis members helped out Aktion Club members with their service projects. Randy invited all Kiwanians to attend those club meetings, but he points out that “Elaine was the only club member who came regularly.”

Randy asked her once about her dedication to the Aktion Club. Elaine told him about her sister Kathleen.

But her work within the community did not take up all of her time. She and Ann traveled. Around 1983, they journeyed to Ireland. They stayed at a B&B in Ballyshannon, County Donegal owned by Mary McGee. When Ann died in 2012, she wanted some of her ashes carried to Ireland. Elaine spread part of them in waters near Mary’s B&B. Elaine carried the rest to the top of Sliabh Leigie, a mountain in County Donegal that stands almost 2,000 feet high. Mary’s husband intended to accompany Elaine to the top, but the trek proved too taxing for him.

Elaine persevered on her own, following a walkway along the side of the mountain. She made it, as Mary puts it, “all the way to the top.” Mary adds, “The wind was blowing so strong” that she was “terrified” Elaine “would get blown away.” Summoned

A few years ago, Elaine was diagnosed with cancer. Toward the end of her life, she watched the 6:00 A.M. Catholic mass daily, until she was not able to do so.

In the early 1940s, when Elaine was growing up in Chicago, residents in San Diego’s North County read their Escondido-based, local newspaper, The Times-Advocate. When someone died, the paper ran a headline with the person’s name and the word “summoned.” The meaning was clear--God had called the deceased to his or her heavenly reward. Elaine was so summoned on December 28, 2020. Military inurnment took place on January 25, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Miramar National Cemetery with Navy Military Honors.

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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

A City recognized for visionary creation of new downtown core

It’s a rare occurrence to have the opportunity to create a new, thriving downtown core for an already established city. Yet that’s exactly what a shared vision between the City of San Marcos, Sea Breeze Properties and California State University San Marcos conceived. Enter North City – San Marcos’ new downtown gathering place that has captivated local residents and businesses alike with its energy, creative mixed-use concepts and modern vibe. Until now, the City of San Marcos did not have a true downtown. North City recently received top honors from the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) with an Award of Excellence for its innovative, collaborative foundation and creation. We are honored to receive this recognition from CALED for a project that has truly changed the landscape and heart of San Marcos. North City has become a thriving destination that mixes independent restaurants and retailers with urban living, student housing, co-working and community events. Learn more about future developments in San Marcos at www.sanmarcos.net/work/development-projects.

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

The State of our City I presented my State of the City Address on Monday, January 25, during the Vista Chamber of Commerce State of the Community virtual event. During the Zoom presentation, I highlighted some of the City's past year's significant accomplishments and showed a video depicting the many changes in our lifestyles and our city during the year 2020. While it was an unprecedented year, as a city we accomplished a lot, such as completing the historic Paseo Santa Fe Street Improvement project. The final phase of the project was completed in December. The City also provided assistance to local residents and businesses in need of support during the ongoing pandemic.

To view my speech and video, and review a list of the City’s significant accomplishments, check online at CityofVista.com.

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These are the attributes that separate God from Man. We cannot attain to these attributes, though being able to be in two places at once would be helpful a lot of times.

Greetings Escondido,

The next priority I would like to talk about is homelessness. I know we’ve talked about this before, but it is one of those problems that isn’t going away. As you know, the homeless have a right to be homeless, but they don’t have a right to interfere with your business or abuse your property. So, I think you can see the dilemma right away. Maintaining their rights as well as good public order is tricky. I think the EPD’s COPPS unit which deals with our homeless, does an outstanding job keeping the balance. It is not just the police officers themselves but the social services agencies and organization who assist in this endeavor that makes the COPPS team work. The problem is exacerbated because a lot if not the majority of the homeless have mental health issues based on addictions and depression. The homeless who are down on their luck and just need a boost up, actually have decent services to address their problems and many have taken advantage of them. But those with Mental Health issues create a much bigger challenge. Next week will be an update on what we’ve done, and are trying to do with that segment of the population. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac

Paul P. McNamara Mayor of Escondido pmcnamara@escondido.org

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have a complete set and redeem your cards for a box of chocolates. Business picked up for a while, but U.S. Caramel eventually shut its doors.

Legend has it that there is still one uncancelled McKinley card, so if you think you know someone who has that ultra rare card, let me know. There is a tremendous amount of presidential memorabilia available. I would suggest that a collector focus on a specific president or time period.

In San Diego, the U. S. Grant Hotel, which founded by the son of the president himself does have some presidential memorabilia on display. In addition, the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda and the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley are extremely educational

and within easy driving distance from San Diego.

By the way, there isn’t too much memorabilia on one president who you won’t read too much about in history books. On March 4, 1849, David Rice Atchison served as the president of the United States for only that day. His one day as president was a Sunday, and Zachary Taylor refused to be inaugurated until the next day.

God’s Moral Attributes are different. They are things like Love, Kindness, Graciousness, Holiness. There are lots of lists with lots of attributes. Pastor Tom Fry, Retired Church of the Nazarene

How do people describe you? In one word? We often think of people in one word descriptors. “John is friendly.” “Mary is creative.” It isn’t their only characteristic, but it describes a part of them that rises above the others for us. If you asked a typical congregation to finish this sentence, “God is...,” the answers might be as many as the people you asked.

Theologians call the characteristics of God “attributes’ and divide them into “essential attributes” and “moral attributes.” Most of us would finish that sentence with one of God’s essential attributes: God is omniscient (all knowing). God is omnipotent (all powerful). God is omnipresent (He is everywhere). Some would add, God is infinte.

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What God wants from man is for us to reflect these attributes through our lives when God has shown them to us. He desires that we be kind. That we be loving. That we be gracious. Indeed, that we be holy.

It sounds like a tall order, doesn’t it? But many of you made New Year’s Resolutions at the beginning of this month. How have you done? Who has helped you in your progress?

The great thing is that we are not kind or loving or gracious or holy by ourselves, on our own.

The Bible promises that God will help us to reflect his attributes through our lives and as we learn about him and live close to him, others will see Him in us and in how we live our lives day to day. And that’s a better deal than any New Year’s resolution.

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many of the functions previously been tasked for PCs. Jobs however, underestimated the user friendliness of PCs large screens and easier to use a mouse and keyboard. Jobs also underestimated user’s reluctance to put their trust in the Internet for all their applications and data storage. Most business and home PC users employ some level of local applications and data storage as protection against Internet problems. Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory

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Personal Computers in 2021.

In June of 2010 Steve Jobs announced “we’ve reached the beginning of the Post PC age.” Jobs was predicting that the era of PCs (desktop, All-in One, notebook computers) was coming to an end. We did reach the Post Steve Jobs age when he died in 2011, but today, more than a decade after his announcement, PCs are still going strong.

Jobs was not entirely wrong. He was correct in acknowledging that the highly mobile non-computer devices (smart phones, tablets, Chromebooks etc) accessing the Internet would be able to perform

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in the environment and then reorient back to their owner. When you need to take a deep breath, you can help your dog to calm down too by rubbing their chest (below their collar) in slow circles — this will help lower their heart rate. In a year that we hope brings healing to all of us, this class is a fabulous place to start. This class is for dogs who are prone to high-arousal or overstimulated behaviors across a variety of environments. Duration: 6 weeks. Cost: $180.

Many other classes are held weekly, monthly, on different days, times, some free, some have a charge. These classes are for Kittens, Cats, Puppies, and Dogs. Classes include Kitten Socialization in Isolation; The Trainable Cat: Level 1; Excellent in Emergencies (dogs & cats); Puppy & Dog class to Meet the Trainer; Puppy Socialization in Isolation; Puppy Preschool; Level 1, Marvelous Manners; Level 2, Superb Skills; Shy Dog Class; Reactive Rover; and Treating Separation Anxiety Seminar. We offer Rolling Open-Enrollment Classes for canine scent work and dog sport classes, meaning you can sign up to join at any time and switch between days and times if the class runs on multiple days. Some classes can be purchased as single sessions, but most classes are offered as a three-session series

While the sale of new PCs have been in decline since 2011, the installed base (number of PCs in use) has continued to grow because older PCs are staying in service longer, often up to ten years. A notebook or desk top PC that was born with Windows7 in 2012 can be upgraded to Windows10 for $120 to $165 (depending on whether or not files and settings are preserved). Replacing the old hard drive (HDD) with a new solid state drive (SSD) can be done for as little as $60 and can make the old computer actually faster than a new PC.

Upgrading and repairing the ever growing “installed base” of PCs is our main business here at the Computer Factory. In today’s “throw away” society, some folks find it hard to believe that an eight year old PC can be as good or better than a brand new one, or that a five year old “enterprise refurb” PC can actually be better in quality, performance and reliability than a brand new PC at half the cost. Small business owners are our most enthusiastic customers for refurbs and

you can use consecutively or in pieces to allow for flexible scheduling. Sport classes include Yoga for Dogs; Intro to Living Room Agility; and Intro to Treibbell. K9 Nose Work classes include Puppy Noses—Intro to Scent Work and Enrichment; Basic—Intro to Search (food only); and Intro to Search & Rescue Seminar. The San Diego Humane Society, 5500 Gaines St., San Diego 92110; phone 619.299.7012, or contact other campus locations in Escondido, Oceanside, Ramona, and El Cajon.

Local Seniors Experts to Speak on Social Isolation Impacts on Health & Homelessness - On February 2, from 1pm to 2:30pm, experts from San Diego Seniors Community Foundation will join other community leaders in a discussion, facilitated by Catalyst, to prioritize the growing epidemic of social isolation among older adults across San Diego. This is a closed event. Specifically, leaders will address social isolation's drastic impacts on health outcomes and homelessness. According to the CDC, loneliness and social isolation in older adults is linked to serious health conditions. Here in San Diego, older adults are almost half a million people and will reach 1 million by 2030. Additionally, there has been a lack of information spread on effects of social isolation on the homeless population. The San Diego Seniors Community

upgrades because they understand performance reliability and value.

We encourage our customers to bring in their old PCs for a free evaluation. We determine the value of the PC and the costs and benefits of various upgrades. With this information the customer can make informed decisions. If they decide on an upgrade we can do it. If they decide to purchase a “refurb” or have us build them a new PC, we can usually offer trade-in value for their old PC. Win10 is five years old. Approximately 80% of America’s “Windows PCs” run on Win10. The other 20% still run Win7 (including

the PC I’m using to write this column). Covid 19 gave Win7 users a reprieve. Nearly all banks, websites and software makers deferred plans to end Win7 support until the Covid crisis was over. That reprieve will probably end by early summer. As of January 2021 there are over 400 million Windows PCs in the USA and 20% of them are still running Win7. That means there are roughly 80 million Win7 PCs in the USA that need to be upgraded by early summer. We here at The Computer Factory are all set for the spring rush, but please don’t bring in all 80 million next week.

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Foundation and other community leaders aim to raise awareness on these issues to provide the public with critical health information.

San Diego Seniors Community Foundation Founder and President, Bob Kelly, will lead discussion on aging and social isolation. Dr. Ted Chan of UC San Diego to share effects on health outcomes, and other experts will be available for interviews to discuss critical health information. Other community leaders include speakers from Gary and Mary West Foundation, Regional Task Force on the Homeless, and UC San Diego. This panel of health and homelessness experts will share the challenges facing San Diego's older population, innovative solutions to address barriers to successful aging, and clear action steps funders can take to affect measurable change. For more information, contact Isabella Oidem at Isabella@gomixte.com or 619-7320789 X472.

About SDSCF: The San Diego Seniors Community Foundation is a non-profit organization whose priority focus is to improve the lives of older people in San Diego County, so they are physically active, socially connected, and receive the support they need to live healthy, dynamic lives. SDSCF is founded on the vision of Bob Kelly, former president and CEO of The San Diego Foundation. He is a passionate advocate and committed leader who envisions a world where older

people are an essential element of our community—where they are no longer vulnerable, but vibrant. SDSCF is one of the only community foundations in the country to be solely focused on older people. It exists to ensure that every local older person has someone they can turn to and trust. For more information visit https://sdscf.org/

Strengthening Families/Children, Providing Opportunities Now and Future Generations - Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Vice Chair of the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee, recently delivered a joint letter to Governor Newsom requesting that he prioritize the 2021-2022 budget to include funds for jobless Californians, students, and small businesses affected by his shutdowns. Over the past ten months, the Governor’s shutdowns and COVID-19 challenges have made it difficult for millions of Californians. More than 19,000 small businesses have already closed their doors for good and with them are countless families who depended on that income to pay for food, housing and other necessities. For millions of California children, 2020 was a lost academic year, which will only worsen if nothing is done. With an unexpected $26 billion in revenue, this budget must be laser-focused on helping address

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our most vulnerable populations. Unlike his previous budgets, Governor Newsom can’t squander this one-time money on his pet projects while millions of Californians are suffering. The Senate Republicans' 2021-2022 Budget Priorities include: Prioritize School Openings and Recovery from Loss of Learning for Students. Funds also should go to help students confronting new mental health issues brought on by shutdown-induced stresses.

Help Small Businesses the State Forced to Close: Senate Republicans support Senate Bill 74, authored by Senator Andreas Borgeas, which would dedicate 10% of the state’s one-time revenue windfall to assisting businesses. This bipartisan proposal can provide billions of dollars to aid businesses and put Californians back to work.

Assistance for Deserving Workers, Not Prisoners: The massive failure of California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) is well documented. Senate Republicans support fixing this mess by immediately investing money to ramp up staffing, rework systems, and remove obstacles. Senator Grove introduced Senate Bill 39 to advance badly-needed reforms and Senator Scott Wilk has introduced Senate Bill 58 to reduce the prospects of EDD fraud.

Local News Cont. from Page 4 neath vehicles.

How/Why are Catalytic Converters stolen? Suspects often remove catalytic converters with saws and snipping tools. The entire process can take just minutes. Catalytic Converters are sold for the precious metals they contain after being stolen. Most frequently targeted vehicles: Vehicles in commercial establishments that are not in view of surveillance systems and Toyota Prius’s are the most frequently targeted vehicles.

How to prevent the theft of your catalytic converter • Park in a garage or well lit area if a garage is not available. • Park near building entrances or in high traffic areas. • Have your catalytic converter welded to your car. • Calibrate your vehicle security system to detect vibration. • Purchase cameras that clearly capture where you park. • Purchase a security device for your catalytic converter. “Cat Strap” and “Cat Clamp” devices both cost less than $200.

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San Jose Tower noted: "American 751, make a hard right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able. If you are not able, take the Guadalupe exit off Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport."

A Pan Am 727 flight waiting for start clearance in Munich overheard the following:

Lufthansa (in German): "Ground, what is our start clearance time?" Ground (in English): "If you want an answer you must speak in English. Lufthansa (in English): "I am a German, flying a German airplane, in Germany. Why must I speak English?" Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful British accent): "Because you lost the bloody war."

One day the pilot of a Cherokee 180 was told by the tower to hold short of the active runway while a DC-8 landed. The DC-8 landed, rolled out turned around, and taxied back past the Cherokee. Some quick-witted comedian in the DC-8 crew got on the radio and said, "What a cute little plane. Did you make it all by yourself?" The Cherokee pilot, not about to let the insult go by, came back with a real zinger: "I made it out of DC-8 parts. Another landing like yours and I'll have enough parts for another one.

While taxiing at London's Gatwick Airport, the crew of a US Air flight departing for Ft. Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United 727. An irate female ATC ground controller lashed out at the US Air crew, screaming: "US Air 2771, where the hell are you going? I told you to turn right onto Charlie taxiway! You turned right on Delta! Stop right there. I know it's difficult for you to tell the difference between C and D, but get it right!" Continuing her rage to the embarrassed crew, she was now shouting hysterically: "God! Now you've screwed everything up! It'll take forever to sort this out! You stay right there and don't move till I tell you to! You can expect progressive taxi instructions in about half an hour and I want you to go exactly where I tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you! You got that, US Air 2771?" "Yes, ma'am," the humbled crew responded.

Naturally, the ground control communications frequency fell terribly silent after the verbal bashing of US Air 2771. Nobody wanted to chance engaging the irate ground controller in her current state of mind. Tension in every cockpit out around Gatwick was definitely run-

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The next day, two police officers were canvassing the neighborhood looking for the money, and knocked on their door. “Pardon me, did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armored car yesterday?” “Sally said,” No.* Jerry said, “She's lying. She hid it up in the attic.”

Sally said, “Don't believe him, he's getting senile.”

The agents turned to Jerry and began to question him. One said: Tell us the story from the begining.” “ Jerry said, Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday ...”

The first police officer turned to his partner and said, “Were outta here!” Heteronyms.

Homographs are words of like spelling but with more than one meaning. A homograph that is also pronounced differently is a heteronym. You think English is easy?

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Let's face it - English is a crazy language.

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And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it? If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?

Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on. English was invented by people,

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You lovers of the English language might also enjoy this.

There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is 'UP.'

It's easy to understand UP , meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP ? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP ?

Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends.

And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver; we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car.

At other times the little word has real special meaning.

People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed UP is special. A drain must be opened because it is stopped UP.

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We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.

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We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP , look the word UP in the dictionary.

In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.

When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP. When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now my time is UP, so.......it is time to shut UP! Senior Dress Code

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The Planning Division Manager of the City of San Marcos has considered the proposed project and does intend to APPROVE the Director’s Permit DP200011on February 8, 2021. Project No.: DP 20-0011 Applicant: 950 Boardwalk Partners LLC Request: Director’s Permit to allow for a parking reduction to allow medical office users on the first floor of an existing office building (12,066 square feet) Environmental Determination: This Director’s Permit is Categorically Exempt (EX20083) from environmental review pursuant to CEQA Section 15301, Class 1 (Existing Facility with No Expansion). Location of the Property: 950 Boardwalk Drive, more particularly described as: Units 3 through 8 in the Park Place North Condominium Plan as Filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, February 1, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006-007413 of Official Records, in Parcel 1 of Parcel Map 19915, County of San Diego, State of California, Filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, December 29, 2005, as Instrument No. 20051115567 of Official Records. Assessor’s Parcel Numbers: 219-331-44-03; 219-331-4404; 219-331-44-05; 219-33144-06; 219-331-44-07; 219331-44-08 Further information about this notice can be obtained from Art Piñon, Senior Planner, by calling 760-744-1050 extension 3234, or via email apinon@san-marcos.net. NOTICE: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Manager to the Planning Commission 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 February 18, 2021). The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City’s Planning Commission 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 ghenderson@sanmarcos.net. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call 760744-1050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 01/28/21.

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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 p.m. on February 17, 2021. PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING – none. WORK DESCRIPTION The work consists of upgrading pedestrian traffic signals and ramps. LOCATION OF WORK Citywide. ESTIMATED BUDGET The estimated overall budget is $908,450.00. TERM Forty-Five (45) Working Days. PREVAILING WAGE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, 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. DIR REGISTRATION Under SB 854, contractors and subcontractors performing work on public works contracts 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. CONTRACTORS LICENSE The Contractor shall possess at the time the contract is awarded, a California Contractors license classification A General Engineering Contractor. 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/p ortal/portal.cfm?CompanyID= 39481

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. DP: 1/28/21

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF LARRY MANISICALCO Case No. 37-2020-00038803-PRLA-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Larry Maniscalco. A petition for probate has been filed by Lonny Maniscalco in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union St., San Diego, Ca., 92101, New Central Courthouse - Probate Division. The Petition for Probate requests that Lonny Maniscalco 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: February 04, 2021 Time: 1:30 pm . Dept: 503 Address of court: Same as noted above. HEARING MAY BE HELD REMOTELY DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS. PLEASE REFER TO COURT’S WEBSITE. 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 statues 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 peson 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: Erik D. Black 1114 State Street, Suite 272 Santa Barbara, Ca. 93101 805.957.1922 01/14, 01/21 & 01/28/2021

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF JENNYLYNN ELDORA BAGWELL Case No. 37-2020-00043354-PRLA-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Jennylynn Eldora Bagwell. A petition for probate has been filed by Robert Colletta. in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union St., San Diego, Ca., 92101, New Central Courthouse - Probate Division. The Petition for Probate requests that Maren Miller 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: March 23, 2021 Time: 11:00am . Dept: 504 Address of court: Same as noted above. HEARING MAY BE HELD REMOTELY DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS. PLEASE REFER TO COURT’S WEBSITE. 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 statues 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 peson 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: Byron K. Husted, Esq. of Morris Law Firm APC 501 West Broadway, Suite 1480 San Diego, Ca. 92101 Phone: 619.826.8060 1/14, 1/21 & 1/28/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9000008 The name of the business: Kimbo Pest Solution; Kimbo Pest Conrol, located at 1747 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, Ca. 92027. Registrant Information: Victor Sebastian Bernardino Perez and Odalis Bernardino 1747 E. Grand Ave. Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business n/a. /s/ Victor Sebastian Bernardino Perez; Odalis Leon Bernardino Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San 1iego on 1/04/2021 1/21, 1/28, 2/04 & 2/11/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9020958 The name of the business: Innerscape Wellness, located at 187 Calle Magdalena, Ste. 208, Encinitas, Ca. 92024.CA. Kathleen Marie Van Riper 2012 Shadytree Lane Encinitas, Ca. 92024 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Kathleen Marie Van Riper Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/28/2020. 01/07, 01/14 01/21 and 01/28/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9020905 The name of the business: California Backflow Specialist, located at 1701 Alta Vista Dr., Vista, Ca. 92084.. Registrant Information: Daryl Guthridge, Inc. 1701 Alta Vista Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 8/25/91. /s/ Daryl Guthridge, President /Sole Owner (S Corp) Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San 1iego on 12/21/2020. 01/07, 01/14 01/21 and 01/28/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9021023 The name of the business: Jazzercise Mira Mesa, located at 11048 Ice Skate Place, San Diego, Ca. 92126. Registrant Information: Rebecca D. Henselmeier 1558 Cove Court San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 11/01/2020. /s/ Rebecca D. Henselmeier Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San 1iego on 12/29/2020. 1/14, 1/21, 1/28 & 2/04/2021

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9000167 The name of the business: BMonarch Grove Childcare, located at 5282 Rio Plata Drive, Oceanside, CA. 92057. Registrant Information: Melissa Lynn Barajas 5282 Rio Plata Drive Oceanside, Ca. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Melissa Lynn Barajas Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San 1iego on 01/07/2021. 1/21, 1/28, 2/04 & 2/11/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9000003 The name of the business: Blooming Desert Growers, located at 3460 Gird Road, Fallbrook, Ca. 92028. Registrant Information: Lupe and Robert E. Oldfield,Jr. 1122 Dallas Rd. Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business 01/19/2017. /s/ Robert E. Oldfield, Jr. Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San 1iego on 01/04/2021. 1/14, 1/21, 1/28 & 2/04/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9021069 The name of the business: Ruben’s Concrete Services, located at 125 Smilax Rd., Vista, Ca. 92083. Registrant Information: Ruben Daniel Paramo 125 Smilax Rd. Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business . 8/1/1988. /s/Ruben Daniel Paramo Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/31/2020. 1/14, 1/21, 1/28 & 2/4/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9020242 The name of the business: Lette Shop, located at 3890 Sipes Ln, Space 125, San Ysidro, Ca. 92173. Registrant Information: Nancy Arlette Ramirez Gamez 3890 Sipes Ln., Space 125 San Ysidro, CA. 92173 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 10/20/2020. /s/ Nancy Arlette Ramirez Gamez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San 1iego on 12/09/2020. 1/07, 1/14, 1/21 & 1/28/2021

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