Volume 44 - No. 03
by lyle e davis
There was a time, when I was younger, when I was an adventurous sort. We spent some time in the middle of a crazy Asian War in a place called Vietnam. You may have heard of it.
We had a few military folks assigned there. Quite a few.
We lost a lot, too. Records indicate we lost 58,282 between 1955, when the war started, and 1975, when we left the country. A mighty war power, beaten by a rag tag army of guerillas and the North Vietnamese Army. Our cause was not helped by politicians in Washington who fascinated themselves as superJim-Dandy Generals. Those politicians got a lot of our people killed. Records also show that the Vietnamese lost 2,000,000 civilian deaths. Some killed by NVA, some by the Viet Cong, some by their own South Vietnamese military and, sadly, some by US military forces often these civilian deaths came by way of massacres.
The Viet Cong were the guerilla element of the Vietnam War. They were very, very effective. They used booby traps covered with brush and leaves, ready to trap the unware soldier or Marine.
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When I Was Younger
Quite often they would smear these nails with human or animal excrement as they knew this would speed the spread of infection. They actually preferred to wound our troops rather than kill them because that would tie two to three people up, at a minimum. Two soldiers to transport the wounded man, then two or three medics/nurses and/or doctors at the field station, then air transport . . . a lot of people tied up, unable to participate in combat. Smart cookies, those Viet Cong.
They were hard to identify because they were the villagers, the farmers, the merchants. They would smile at you during the day and try to kill you at night. Once in a while we’d catch some and then interrogate them (see photo at right). Here we record such an interrogation. The military language schools are some of the best and a lot of good information was gleaned from field interviews. All too often, the good information would get to a field commander who did not belong in the field but selling shoes or delivering milk. We had great field commanders . . . we also had terrible ones . . with eyes on promo-
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A much younger me, (notice the dark hair; not a streak of grey. Also notice the slender body. There have been a few changes over the years. Here, we are chatting with Montagnard children in the village of Plei Manu - near Pleiku, in the Vietnam Highlands. Montagnards are ‘mountain people’ and were looked down upon by the Vietnamese. The American military, however, found them to be dependable, excellent warriors.
tions and m e d a l s rather than victory and/or the safety of his troops.
But when a good field commander got that info and processed it, we were capable of kicking some butt. And did. Reguarly. But we also lost a lot of people. In addition to the estimated 58,282 casualties that died, we also had 303,644 wounded in action, and 1,655 Missing in Action. We also had between 725 and 799 POW’s, with between 65 and 119 who died in captivity, or while trying to escape. It was a nasty, dirty war.
What we have going on now in Afghanistan, and, earlier, in Iraq, pales in comparison to the loss of military and civilian life we had in Vietnam. I was there in 1967 and
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1968. We traveled with the Army, the Marines, Navy and Air Force.
We landed on board the Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier via a COD (Carrier On Board Delivery), a propeller driven aircraft that was later catapulted off the deck when we took off. I had been told it was a tremendous jolt. It wasn’t. Not really. I’ve had greater jolts on rides at Disneyland. Still the tour of the ship and sleeping on board was interesting. Met lots of great sailors, both officer and enlisted. I have to admit, however, the Navy serves up the best food of all the service branches. Back on shore we’d spend a lot of time with Army and Marine
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units. We accompanied troops on “Insertions,” where a large number of choppers would drop troops into an LZ (Landing Zone), sometimes into a “hot LZ” (under fire).
went off inside a Chinook helicopter and one of the soldiers panicked. The Chaplain took matters into his own hands and gave an exellent punch to the solar plexus of the trooper, quickly calming him down. The phosphophorous grenade was then disposed of and the chopper landed safely . . . thanks to the quick thinking and action of this otherwise mild mannered priest.
zeroed in on the landing pads where the helicopters were kept. That was the target. They rained mortar shell after mortar shell on us. We were safe but one soldier lost a portion of his leg to traumatic amputation, several helicopters had minor damage. The next morning we found tail fin assemblies of several mortar rounds, right outside our bunker. (See below).
We came under attack several times.
One of the many troops we met was a Chaplain. A catholic priest from Chicago. Everyone called him the “Sky Pilot.” This priest demonstrated repeatedly his courage, giving Last Rites to badly wounded troopers while he was under fire. One story told of how a phosphorus grenade accidentally
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! The Call
I have mixed feelings about this announcement.
Sad to be leaving North San Diego County and all my family and friends . . . but excited about the new opportunity in our nation's capitol, and finally making some big bucks. I received a long awaited call this morning from the Obama administration.
They want me to come to D. C. to work on Defense.
If I do an outstanding job, and you know I will, they say I'll get to work on DeRoof. 23 ADULT TRUTHS
1 Sometimes I'll look down
While in An Khe, working late at night in the press tent, the sirens went off and we all scrambled to get to the bunker for safety. Halfway between the press tent and the bunker and its welcoming safety, I realized I had left my tape recorder behind. I dashed back into the tent, grabbed my tape recorder, ran back to the the bunker, diving in on the legs and laps of several unhappy soldiers and other correspondents. They forgave me. During that attack, the NVA were in the hills and had
at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong. 3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font. 5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood. 8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died. 9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind-of tired. 10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
Vietnam is a pretty country. Lots of mountains, trees, rivers, streams, lakes. Lots of rice paddies and villages scattered throughout the area. In the mountains you find a race of people that the French called
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blu-ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again. 13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my 10-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to. 14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call. 15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
16. I disagree with Kay Jewellers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Coors Light than Kay. 17. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.
18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger. 19. How many times is it appropriate to say "Pardon?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said? 20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front.
“Montagnards,” “mounatin people.”
Pleiku, one of the mountain towns located in the highlands, is a pleasant place to be . . . if it weren’t for the war that was going on at the time. It was much cooler and with nowhere near the humidity that one found in Saigon and much of the rest of Vietnam.
Vietnam gets hot and muggy. Except in the highlands. There, it is a climate comparable to San Diego’s.
Came the day where I and a number of other correspondents were invited to visit Plei Monu, a Montagnard Village near Pleiku. We climbed aboard our jeeps and headed for the village, there to be welcomed by the village Chief and his tribal members. They were all most gracious and offered us a combination of rice wine and monkey. Not sure if the monkey was roasted or grilled but, yes, it does taste like chicken. One had to be careful about sipping on the rice wine, however, as it is mighty potent stuff.
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Stay strong, brothers and sisters!
21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
22. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from two feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.
23. The first testicular guard, the "cup," was used in hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important. Winter in Nebraska
It's winter in Nebraska And the gentle breezes blow, 70 miles per hour at 52 below! Oh, how I love Nebraska When the snow's up to your butt; You take a breath of winter air And your nose is frozen shut. Yes, the weather here is wonderful, You may think I'm a fool. I could never leave Nebraska, Cause I'm frozen to the stool.
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The local CAC (Community Action Command) and the local Vietnamese Military Commander, wanted to show off what they had been doing for the natives. They had contributed a new rice mill which they wanted to demonstrate.
To no avail. He died. I noted as he died, and as I looked out the door of the emergency room I saw the sun rising over the mountains. Life begins anew. A new day. Meanwhile, another life was ended . . . I suppose there is a moral buried in that memory somewhere. We also saw ‘dustoffs,’ the name given to Medevac helicopters. Ask anyone who was in a combat zone in Vietnam and their comments a b o u t Dustoff pilots border on worship. Whenever a Dustoff p i l o t walked into a bar, whether on base or in town, his money was no good. He could not buy a drink. Everyone would clamor to buy one of their bona fide heroes a drink. They earned it, the Dustoffs did. They flew into places where the book said you couldn’t fly. They made the helicopter do things the book said the bird was not capable of doing. Yet they did it every day. Under fire.
On the table, delicious monkey meat. In the large urns, very potent rice wine. One drinks it at your own peril as it is heavy duty stuff. One uses a large bamboo type straw to sip it.
And so we entered the village, there to enjoy a feast as demonstrated above . . . and then to see the demonstration. (Below).
Once we had finished our tour and visit with “the Yards,” we moved on to other assignments.
We saw way too many body bags in Vietnam. We saw way too many injured troopers.
We were, however, impressed with the top drawer medical care these troopers got when they were injured. We spent one entire night at an emergency room in Quin Nohn S. Vietnam. While there, an Air Force Master Sergeant was brought in. An attempted suicide.
The emergency team set up tourniquets on both legs and both arms and proceeded with procedures I was unfamiliar with . . . but they were clearly doing everything they could to save the Sergeant.
Countless troopers were saved by the courage and rapid response of the Dustoffs. They continue that tradition today. If only the Armchair Generals (read politicians) would get out of their way and let them take the Red Cross off their choppers, a lot more troopers can be saved. To understand that comment, one needs to go to Michael Yon’s blog and read his coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and how the interference of ignorant military brass and political types are subjecting our Dustoffs to unnecessary danger and delay. (The Red Cross they insist be painted on the choppers make for an immediate target for the enemy).
We would see a number of wounded troopers after-action. In one such combat, near Da Nang, troopers were brought into a triage station for initial analysis and treatment before being whisked off to a more advanced aid station in the rear, and, if necessary, put on board a C-141 Hospital Aircraft for Med Evac back stateside.
We would accompany one of these aircraft home to Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska, then on to Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. To our great surpise, we met a young man from Jackson, Minnesota, a town only about 30 miles from my place of birth, Windom, Minnesota. It is, indeed, a small world.
Below, left, you will see several young troopers who survived a firefight . . . but paid a pretty steep price. The young man in the foreground had part of his cheek shot away. If you look carefully you can see the edges of the wound on his right cheek. He had several other wounds as did his bed mate, but they both survived.
All this happened 44 years ago . . . but I remember most of it as though it were yesterday. I no longer have dark hair . . . it has turned grey. I no longer have the slender, tight body I once had. I have gained a pound or two. Perhaps more.
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But I still remember the pain, the danger, the adrenaline rush one gets when in a combat zone . . . the spirit and feeling of camaraderie one has when in the company of brave, brave troopers, each of whom knows that he may well die today. Or perhaps tomorrow. But he knows the odds are against him. After returning from my assignments as a war correspondent, I took up a more sedentary life but not totally. I was still nutty enough to take up sky-diving. But I only made five jumps. I wasn’t that nutty.
The author, lyle e davis, with his eldest son, Scott; probably around 1970-71, at the El Cajon Skydiving Center (no longer in existence. Epilogue
Several years ago I decided to track down some of the folks I interviewed while on assignment.
One such individual was the priest, the “Sky Pilot.” He was out of the Chicago Archdiocese and I managed to track him down. He survived the war and returned home. Unfortunately, he had become an alcoholic while in Vietnam (easy to do with loads of beer, wine and spirits available at very little cost). Upon return to the states he soon retired and moved to Colorado, where someone found him alone, in his cabin, dead..
A sad, sad end to a great man who had saved many lives and demonstrated his courage on many occasions. ••••• My war correspondent days are far behind me . . . but there is a brilliant young writer I admire a great deal, Michael Yon, who is the best in the business. Michael has covered Iraq and Afghanistan but is now on sabbatical, writing a book while living in Thailand. You can read his “stuff” and it’s
“great stuff” at http://www.michaelyononline.com
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Results of Escondido Police Department DUI Sobriety/Driver’s License Checkpoint
On Friday, January 10th, the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety / Driver’s License Checkpoint in the area of Centre City Pkwy and Decatur. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public. DUI/Drivers License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.
Following are results from this event: Ø 1131 vehicles drove through the checkpoint. Ø 485 vehicles were screened in primary. Ø No FST’s were conducted. One driver was cited for failure to comply with the requirement to stop and submit at the checkpoint, and delaying a peace officer. Another driver was cited for driving while
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Proud of Rorie Johnston, recently named CEO for the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. We met her, had lunch with her, several months ago and were impressed. Not surprised the Chamber board members promoted her. She’s sharp, attractive, well groomed, well spoken, superb credentials . . . and she gets things done. I expect great things from her and I know the Chamber board does as well.
Man ABout Town
A few days ago a well meaning friend invited me to an installation dinner. I wrote him back . . . “Thanks, but I avoid installation dinners like the plague. One of the reasons I retired from Kiwanis is I got tired of banquets, installation dinners, long winded speeches, and conventions. Can't remember ever attending one I actually enjoyed. I enjoyed the companionship of my friends at conventions, but the convention speeches, in particular, I did not enjoy. Things I don't enjoy, I avoid. But thanks for thinking of me.”
So if you are a participant in an installation dinner, congratulations on your good fortune. But include me out.
William Hart Carlsbad, CA
The Evil Chuckles . . .
Dear Mr. Davis:
Letters to the Editor The Theatre
The STAR theatre is a wonderful opportunity for children of all ages to experience live theatre in North County. Unlike actors and actresses who are paid for performing, these kids give it all they have straight from the heart. These experiences build confidence and self esteem in them. We adults get rewarded by fantastic musical performances at a very reasonable cost. For seniors $12.00.
My partner and I continually are impressed with the caliber of shows. We enjoy the classics, yet look forward to new material and techniques in production. Stadium seating, excellent sound and always a few surprises. You can go to their website Startheatre.biz and order tickets from the Internet. The next show is "Into the
She offers boarding, training, and grooming. Our two mutts, Trixie and Cindy, are frequent visitors to the San Marcos Kennels. They get their nails done, a shampoo, all the things that our ‘daughters’ are entitled to. If we were to need boarding our first choice would be Chris and the San Marcos Kennels. She and her staff of seven have had up to 134 animals at one time and they all get loving care, exercise, treats . . . they are pampered. She is also a big supporter of animal rights and has, and will, help out when it comes to saving dogs lives, helping to find them foster or adoptive homes. She’s been doing this for 34 years and we’re hoping for at least another 34 years.
Congatulations, Rorie! Ya done good! ••••• Another neat person we’ve come to know and deeply admire is Chris Hofer. She’s the owner of the San Marcos Kennels and she provides care for up to hundreds of pooches at a time.
Woods in February.
Just a classy lady and a class business with which to do business. A great asset for the community. ••••• Another great business serving North San Diego County is the Silvergate Retirement Community. We’ve come to know and love their markeing specialist, Pam Rundle. A constant bundle of energy, never without that vivacious smile, always so proud of working with and for Silvergate to deliver great and loving care to our senior citizens.
Regarding the "Evil Chuckles" letter by Jamie Reiter, PhD, here is my "lesson on irony" - I laughed harder when reading the PhD's letter than I did when reading the original joke which she attempted to eradicate. The letter itself should have been in the humor section, but then I would probably think that you just made it up. /s/Tom Skarvada Encinitas
The Vista Political Scene
I don't know if this is news worthy. I watched the on line video of the Dec. meeting of the city council in Vista Ca.
It shows Mr. C. Campbell totally embarrassing himself and the city, on the dais and in front of the citizens of Vista. He berates and talks down to the Mayor, Judy Ritter. I was
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We’ve visited their San Marcos campus many times. First cabin atmosphere and facilities. The food is out of this world and the staff is not only well trained but compassion is one of their top assets.
I was reminded of Silvergate when I saw last week’s full page ad in The Paper, talking about the marvelous dining room and the talent, Chef Travis Manning, and Dining Don Supervisor Room Murders.
Evelyn and I have dined at Silvergate at several of their soirees. Always superb food 5-Star service. and Restaurants would be hard pressed to match the offerings of the dining room staff and its chef at Silvergate Retirement Community in San Marcos. ••••• With all the problems the city of San Diego has had with the disgraced former Mayor, Bob Filner, I think the Interim Mayor, Todd Gloria, has done a job nothing short of magnificent.
Taking over the reins from the mess Filner left San Diego with, Gloria has steadly calmed things down, got the city working again, he works well with the other members of
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‘Man About Town’ Cont. from Page 4 the City Council.
I kinda reckon Todd Gloria is a shining star in the political world. Keep your eye on him. He’s going places. He’s a guy who gets things done. ••••• Those of you who have computers and have the Windows operating system have, or no doubt will, receive phone calls from “Windows,” who want to help you with a virus on your computer. Invariably, these clowns have strong foreign accents and are calling from India, Pakistan, or similar foreign countries. They urge you, urgently, to let them help you eliminate the virus from your computer and, after all, they are from Windows; they even said so. They wouldn’t lie, would they?
Do NOT give these characters any information. They are phony as a three dollar bill. Windows and/or Microsoft Corporation does NOT call you by phone with virus fixes. This is a gigantic scam where the bums contact you and persuade you to let them access your computer so they can “fix the urgent problem.” Tell them to get lost and hang
up on them. Do not be polite, do not be nice. They are the scum of the earth and the sooner you get them off the phone the better you are and the better the world will be. Lotta crooks in this world.
Speaking of crooks and computers . . . we mentioned a week or so ago the other problem of unsolicited ‘robo-calls” usually telling you of dramatic savings in solar panels, in insurance, in lowering health costs . . . you are invited to “press #12 for more information.” You then are in touch with a live, high pressure salesperson. Do this and ask for the company name and where they are located. Ask for a phone number. Chances are . . . they will hang up on you. You are asking too many questions.
If you get the information you requested . . . no use calling the local police department or sheriff’s department. They don’t have jurisdiction. You need to file a complaint with the FTC (Federal Trade Commission). They will collect the complaints and once a certain company has a given num-
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possessing marijuana. Ø 23 vehicles were sent to secondary screening (drivers who could not produce a driver’s license or who were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs) Ø 10 total citations were issued during the checkpoint. (1 for suspended license and 6 for unlicensed driver, 4 for no insurance.) Ø Educational material was distributed regarding DUI problems.
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Escondido Traffic Delays
As part of the reconstruction of the McDonalds restaurant at Ash Street and East Valley Parkway, the #2 west bound lane of East Valley Parkway will be closed as of January 9, 2014. It is anticipated that this work will take several weeks to complete. Signs have been posted advising motorists to expect delays during construction.
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Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at: email@example.com
Woman’s Club of Vista Receives Plaque from YMCA
Christina Ianello-Wilson (left) representing the Mottino Family YMCA, presented an appreciation plaque recently to Kay Silverman, representing the Woman’s Club of Vista, for their 2013 donation which provided aides for several specialneeds children to attend YMCA camp last summer. The Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC donated $43,000 to 33 nonprofit organizations in 2013. The club meets the second Wednesday each month at the Shadowridge Country Club, 1890 Gateway, Vista, for a luncheon presentation. Call
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Did I Read That Sign Right?
TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW
In a Laundromat: AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT
In a London department store: BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS In an office: WOULD THE PERSON WHO TOOK THE STEP LADDER YESTERDAY PLEASE BRING IT BACK OR FURTHER STEPS WILL BE TAKEN In an office: AFTER TEA BREAK STAFF SHOULD EMPTY THE TEAPOT AND STAND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE DRAINING BOARD
Outside a secondhand shop: WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING - BICYCLES, WASHING MACHINES, ETC. WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL BARGAIN?
Nancy Jones at 760.822.6824 for reservations. For info, visit www.womansclubofvista.org.
www.hiddenvalleyCCAescondi do.info for more details. The HVCCA only sells “season membership” tickets now – all single concert tickets are handled by California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Prices for this concert are $30/regular; $20/seniors (65+) and $10/children, students, and active military. Contact The Center at 800.988.4253 or the website at www.artcenter.org for tickets to this concert.
Downtown Hospital. Thanks to donors, volunteers, and partners who help support and keep the doors open for the Child Abuse Program and Sexual Assault Response Team. Meet the special people who work at the only North San Diego County facility for medical legal forensics who save and protect abused children and sexual assault victims of all ages. Cookies and tea provided. Bring a friend and RSVP to Suzy Mendenhall at 760.739.2150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 21 – Start your year off right with Howard Kaloogian and Bradlee Dean at the Tri-City Tea Party Meeting on January 21, from 67:30pm, at Boomers Café, 1525 W. Vista Way, Vista. A Tea Party
Tri-City Tea Party to Meet on
Moscow Nights and Golden Gates Concert
The Hidden Valley Community Concert Association (HVCCA), active in Escondido for 68 years, will be presenting the “Moscow Nights and Golden Gates” concert on Sunday, January 26 at 2pm, at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. By purchasing a season membership to the HVCCA now for $40, you could see this concert, the one on March 30th and on May 5th, and have reserved seats. In addition, you would get a “reciprocity card” that allows you to see more concerts for free all over Southern California. Check the website at
Notice in health food shop window: CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS
Spotted in a safari park:(I sure hope so) ELEPHANTS PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR Seen during a conference: FOR ANYONE WHO HAS CHILDREN AND DOESN'T KNOW IT, THERE IS A DAY CARE ON THE 1ST FLOOR
Open House to Thank Supporters That Helped Save the Child Abuse and SART Programs – You’re invited to the Open House on Tuesday, January 21st from 3-6pm, at the Forensic Health Services Center, 121 No. Fig St., Escondido, behind the flagship Palomar Health
Jim Crone never started out to become a big time real estate magnate.
Notice in a farmer's field: THE FARMER ALLOWS WALKERS TO CROSS THE FIELD FOR FREE, BUT THE BULL CHARGES. Message on a leaflet: IF YOU CANNOT READ, THIS LEAFLET WILL TELL YOU HOW TO GET LESSONS
On a repair shop door: WE CAN REPAIR ANYTHING. (PLEASE KNOCK HARD ON THE DOOR - THE BELL DOESN'T WORK) ••••• Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn't you say?
Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says Really? Ya think?
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lease so in 1980 he decided to go into real estate. He worked as a salesman and then, in 1986, he became a broker, specializing in only commercial real estate. He then branched out into property management, then developed his first real estate project, an apartment complex in El Cajon, all of this in 1986. In 1987, seeing aneed for a construction companty that specialized in building and/or rehabbing commercial property and tenant improvements, he opened the Construciton Division of his business. An empire was being built.
Fact is, after a stint in the US Navy, as a Vietnam Vet he couldn’t find a job. Finally, he managed to land a job at a gas station, worked himself up to manage it, decided to try and buy but that didn’t work out so he opened his own auto repair shop with $3000 of borrowed money. “When I opened it I had $35 in my ocket,” he says.
He was pretty much a self taught mechanic but had gone to night school to study engine rebuilding and he did pretty well, running the business for five years. Then he lost his
What you probably don’t realize, and I didn’t until I had occasion to chat with Mr. Crone, is that he has built a great many buildings in the area . . . including the original Spires, and now its replacement, J&M Restaurant on East Valley Parkway. He built Mike’s BBQ on West Valley Parkway, built and/or rehabbed every tenant in Plaza Las Palmas, the Regal Theatre, Escondido Village . . .plus he manages properties totalling over 1 million 500 thousand square feet - some of which are his own, others for clients. He will soon begin work on
‘Become a Success’ Cont. on Page 9
‘Social Butterfly’ Cont. from Page 6
Express leader and former California State Assembly member, Kaloogian is a favorite of TCTP, according to a board member, for his “alwaysdynamic, positive, informing and inspiring talks.” Dean, of The Sons of Liberty radio show, is a pastor and rock band drummer who has a national youth outreach on the Constitution and our founders. Invite your kids and grandkids. TriCity Tea Party Action Groups leaders will report on their activities monitoring local elected officials and more, and during the meeting action will be taken on at least one major issue. Attendees are encouraged to come early and enjoy food and beverage at Boomers Café. Contact TriCity Tea Party at info@tri-cityteaparty or 760.600.TCTP (8287). The Tea Party believes in Free Market Solutions, Limited Government, and Fiscal Responsibility.
If You Love to Sing, the RB Chorale Wants You! – On Tuesday, January 21st the RB Chorale begins rehearsals for the Scholarship Performance of the 40th Jubilee Celebration, “Down Memory Lane,” on June 13 and 14. Rehearsals are held every Tuesday evening from 7 to 9pm at Painted Rock Elementary, 16711 Martincoit Rd., Poway. No auditions are required; just the desire to sing and share the gift of song with the community. All new members as well as past members are invited to join in raising money for scholarships to be awarded to six senior finalists from all of San Diego County High Schools. Anyone interested in joining, please arrive at 6:30pm on Tuesday, January 21st, to complete a registration form. Deadline for joining is February 4th. For more info, go to www.rbchorale.org or call
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shaking after he was done. We have lived in Vista for 25 yrs. and I am ashamed to say so now because of his rant. I am proud of the Mayor for keeping her composure and not retaliating. Shows a lot of class on her part. This man, in my opinion, has no manners and no class. As I watched this I thought this is how the president acts when he doesn't get his way.
In order for you to get the whole effect you must watch it. Maybe I'm wrong but everyone that was with me felt as I do, but I understand that doesn't make my feelings right either. Thank you for your consideration Barney Crilley Vista, CA.
I was reading your January 2nd edition of The Paper
Pacific Justice Institute Founder is Speaker at Republican Luncheon – Escondido Republican Women, Federated, is hosting Brad Dacus as their featured speaker on January 22. Mr. Dacus, founder of the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), serves as President and continues to defend religious liberties and parental rights. Prior to that, he coordinated religious freedom and parental rights cases throughout the Western states. PJI has a network of hundreds of volunteer affiliate attorneys and handles more cases on the West Coast than any other organization of its kind. The meeting begins promptly at 11:30am at Cocina del Charro, 890 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido, followed by a buffet luncheon for $16, and is open to the public. Reservations are due by January 20th, by contacting Rosalia Zamora at email@example.com or 760.489.1407. Republican Women Seek Scholarship Applicants – The Escondido Republican Women, Federated (ERWF) is seeking Escondido high schools graduating seniors who are interested in applying for the 2014 Charlotte Mousel Scholarship. Mrs. Mousel, 1994-95 President of the California Federation of Republican Women (CFRW), exemplified the dedication and commitment of Federated Women. The recipient of ERWF’s award will compete for the San Diego County Federation of Republican Women (SDCFRW) and the CFRW Southern Division's scholarships also named in honor of Mrs. Mousel. The Mousel Scholarship is awarded to a young man or woman who exemplifies qualities of Citizenship and Scholarship; a graduating senior who demonstrates the ability to think constructively on matters affecting
when I came across a letter to the Editor re: Dr. Valentina Obradovic.
After receiving innumerable post card advertisements lauding her "state of the art" dental services, I thought I would give her office a try as I was experiencing difficulty getting an appointment with my regular dentist. After checking to make sure I would be covered by my insurance, I consented to a free consultation and xrays. During the visit, Dr. Obradovic recommended I have laser surgery on my gums with the majority of the cost not covered by my insurance. The cost of the treatment would have been in the thousands of dollars. Needless to say, I could not get out of her office fast enough! Because of my abrupt departure, I forgot my drivers license (they used it to set up my file). After realizing that I had left it there, I promptly called her office and went over there post haste. The office staff seemed to take a long time to locate my license and I believe prolonged their search to give Dr. Obradovic time to see me and try to convince me of the necessity of her dental services. I declined one more time, although I must not have been adamant enough as I received numerous messages on my
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our government. This scholarship recognizes students through an essay contest using the Constitution and its uniqueness as the subject matter. The application and guidelines have been provided to each high school in Escondido. The application also may be downloaded from the CFRW website at www.sdcfrwsoutherndivision.org or contact ERWF Scholarship Chair Jeanne Bunch at 760.715.1919 for a copy. Completed applications must be returned to the Scholarship Chair, postmarked no later than March 1, 2014.
Escondido Library Bilingual Book Club Meets January 25 Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s bilingual book discussion group, will meet on Saturday, January 25th, from 3:30–4:45pm in the Library’s Board Room. Author and journalist, Miriam Ruvinskis, will lead the discussion in both English and Spanish. Las uvas de la ira/The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is the selected book for January. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic captures the horrors of the Great Depression and examines the very nature of equality and justice in America, and chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s of one Oklahoma farm family who were driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. At this meeting, share your perspectives and learn how others might interpret the story differently. Rincón Literario meets regularly on the last Saturday of the month to explore literature published in English and Spanish. In February, readers will discuss El prisionero del cielo / Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. This program is free and open to the public. For more information about future
Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
What Our Kids Don’t Know About History & Geography Is Dangerous
Our schools today, from kindergarten through high school and beyond, are increasingly putting less emphasis on history and geography and more on science and math. While the latter certainly are keys to leading a successful life, young people of all ages have to know where we’ve been and where they’re going, as well as directions (maps) on how to get there.
You’ve heard the saying, (or words to the effect), “If we don’t study history and learn from it, we’re bound to repeat it.” The Roman Empire comes to mind
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Rincón Literario selections and other Library programs, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or call Paul Crouthamel, Adult Services Librarian, at 760.839.4814.
1st Marine Division Band to Play Annual Patriotic Concert at the Center – Free two-day event celebrates the history of the Marine Corps’ oldest, largest and most decorated division, headquartered at Camp Pendleton. The 1st Marine Division Band will perform its annual concert in the 1,500-seat Concert Hall at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, at 7pm on both Thursday and Friday, January 30 and 31. These concerts are free to the community however concertgoers will need to reserve their seats in advance due to the popularity of this annual show. To reserve seats, visit www.artcenter.org/marineband or call 800.988.4253. The Band is made up of 50 Marine musicians. While their primary mission is to provide musical support for military ceremonies and parades, they also perform at more than 300 commitments each year. The Band is regarded as one of the finest military ensembles in the U.S. today. The Escondido shows will celebrate the history of the 1st Marine Division which was activated aboard the battleship USS Texas on February 1, 1941; this year marking the 73rd anniversary of the division. It is the oldest, largest and most decorated division in the U.S. Marine Corps and is affectionately known as “The Old Breed.” To reserve seats for this show, call the ticket office at 800-988.4253 or visit www.artcenter.org/marineband. Only six tickets at a time can be reserved online. Call the ticket office if you need to reserve seats for a larg-
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when I look at where our nation is headed. If you’ve studied history and you keep up with current affairs, you’ll know what I mean.
For those of you who watched Jeff Foxworthy’s “Smarter Than A 5th Grader” a few years back, you’ll recall just how ignorant many adults are, especially when it comes to history and geography. I recall one man, who had a doctorate degree in mathematics, didn’t know that New Mexico wasn’t on an ocean. He guessed “The Pacific.” A few years ago when I was in the daily newspaper grind, I passed a lead onto one of our advertising representatives about a restaurant in San Marcos, whose owner was interested in our paper. The saleswoman was a twentysomething, bright, cheerful, and eager to be a success. She replied to my tip by asking, “Where’s San Marcos?”
Now, for those of you who don’t remember, I was a daily columnist for the Blade-Citizen. San Marcos is relatively close by to the east of Oceanside. I asked this young woman how long she had been in San Diego County?
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“Oh, all my life. I was born and raised in Del Mar.” Go figure…
Whenever I get the chance, I ask assorted questions of my grandchildren about what they’re studying in school, and I’ll toss in a couple of questions about history and geography. I’m amazed by the homework loads our youngsters are saddled with almost on a daily basis – and, it starts in kindergarten. Recently, I was talking to a fifth-grader in Arizona, who told me that in his class
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they have some history, but geography wasn’t among his subjects. I asked if he knew what direction San Diego was from Phoenix. He wasn’t sure. He didn’t know the capital of Arizona or California, nor how many states in the union. I recall having geography classes beginning in third grade and going all through eighth grade. By the time I was in sixth grade, I not only knew the annual wheat yield of the Ukraine, but I knew where it was on the map. I don’t mean for that statement to be a boast, but a fact – we received a well-rounded education when I was growing up in Iowa.
From a young age, the only thing I ever wanted out of Iowa was me. I figured I needed a good education about the rest of the world so I could know where I was going. That grounding I received in history and geography came in handy when I joined the Navy. For the next four years I islandhopped from Oahu to Wake Island, to Kwajalein, to Guam, Iwo Jima, Midway, Okinawa, Japan, the Philippines, the Aleutians and I could appreciate the historical significance these places held. Here’s a test for you: ask your grandchildren or great-grandchildren what body of water is associated with any or all of the above? I won’t insult readers by giving the answer because if you’re reading this, you probably know the answer. But, if your youngsters don’t know, then how sad is that? It’s not their fault, it’s the short-comings of our educational system and it isn’t just here in California, but all across the nation.
As long as school curriculum is dictated from Washington, D.C., then our nation’s educational system will continue to short-change our youngsters in history and geography. But, why should a student have to wait until college to find out the important elements of where we’ve been in history,
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ber of complaints, that triggers an investigation and possible prosecution.
It’s a bit of work on your part but time well invested as if enough of us do this we’ll get rid of these rascals forever. Let me give you an example:
One of the companies I managed to ferret out the name of and the state of origin was Life Watch USA, out of Florida. The Federal Trade Commmission has just filed a complaint against this company after receiving 60,000 complaints about them.
The FTC will seek injunctive relief (basically cease and desist) . . . if they don’t knock it off there is a $16,000 fine for each robo-call made . . . which adds up to a tidy sum in a short amount of time. Mitch Katz, a member of the
press office of the FTC, told me that they have 369,000 complaints per month on identity theft . . . and about 200,000 a month on robo-calls.
Actually, Mitch says the FTC suggests you take no action other than hanging up. If you do hit the button to talk to a live representative (and then they hang up on you when you ask too many questions) all that does is tells them some live person is at that number. (But if you’re a stubborn Norwegian like me, and want to nail the bad guys . . you can call 877.382.4357 . . . or you can go to the website FTC.gov and file the complaint on line. With the volume of complaints about robo-calls and identity thefts you just know there are a lot of really bad guys out there who want your money and/or your information.
I think we need to take a proactive method to nail these guys. It can be done . . . and should be done.
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another 8000 sq. ft. project for the Chipotle Restaurant. Crone not only owns or controls a great deal of property in Escondido but he also lives here.
Jim Crone is 61, has five kids and two grandchildren, and has a pretty good feel for the pulse of Escondido and the commercial real estate market.
He has long since sold the Regal Theatre property and his interests in the rest of the shopping center, including the old Sizzler Restaurant.
When asked about his view of the commercial real estate market in Escondido he said, “well, I don’t have a crystal ball. I can’t predict the future; but, I’m somewhat encouraged at the way the marketplace is shaping up. There are signs that the commercial real estate market is coming back in terms of filling up vacant spaces. You’ve got Swami’s Restaurant that took over the old 150 E. Grand, you’ve got Plan 9 Alehouse on E. Grand which appears to be doing well, Intertwined, Cuscatlan, the Tea House . . . Pedro’s Deli, the Avocado Restaurant . . . the French Bakery . . . they all seem to be doing well and there’s
room for even more. I think you’re seeing the market respond to market conditions. Typically, there are three types of properties, Type A, Type B and Type C. A Type A property is most desirable; it has a well anchored shopping center, with a notable name as its anchor tenant; Type B has a smaller anchor but not a major name brand, and is usually under 50,000 sq. feet. A Type C property typically does not have an anchor, not particularly good visibility. In a down economy, Type A tenants may move to a B or C center. In a down economy you may see Type A centers drop 10% in rent . . . while a Type C may drop 20-30%. Often there’s nothing more to offer except for an easing of the rental. We’ve had an adjustment to lower rents due to economy. Often, however, when a Type A tenant moves down to a B or C type, a B or C Tenant moves right on up to fill the Type A vacancy. They need more room and the exposure and will pay for it It works that way largely because people who own their own businesses, or manage them, are self motivated, self
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starter type people, adept at figuring out how to make a dollar. They’re the ones who, when they see a chance to move up from a Type B or Type C location, jump at the chance to move into a Type A location. The players change but the economics, aside from minor fluctuations in rent, remain largely the same.
This appears to be the new norm . . . self starters . . . the ones who own or run stores, come up with an innovative idea as to how to improve traffic and sales, how to move to a stronger location . . . this is what keeps the economy moving and on the uptick. And it’s what keeps those of us in the commercial real estate business . . . busy.” And so there you have it: the recipe for success.
You work hard . . . sometimes at a variety of jobs or professions and, eventually, you find the niche best suited for you and your opportunity to attain success. That’s how it worked for Jim Crone . . . it just might work for you as well.
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answering machine extolling the virtues of her practice and would I please call back to set up an appointment. I was luckily home one day when her office called whereupon I asked the office staff to stop calling me as I had gone back to my regular dentist.
I continue to see her ads in the local publications (ad nauseam), although I have not heard back from her office after my conversation with her office manager. I am curious as to your reason(s) for the boycott of her office. As always, keep up the good work Lyle!
Duane DiStefani North San Diego County, CA.
Editor’s Note: We canceled Dr. Obradovic’s ads with us when we investigated multiple complaints of gross negligence which are being handled by the Attorney Generals Office for the State of California on behalf of the Dental Board of California Consumer Affairs. She is accused of doing multiple laser gum surgeries when they were not needed as well as other negligent care; in one of the cases cited the patient was over 90 years of age.
We did not want to subject our readers to Dr. Obradovic’s ads and give them incentive to see her and quite possibly receive negligent and expensive dental care.
We feel an obligation to our readers to keep them informed of business and professions who may do them harm. Not only will we not do business with them as clients/patients, neither will we accept their advertising.
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Twinkle is the pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 3 year old, 11 pound, spayed, female, Blue Cream Tortoiseshell with a short fur coat. Twinkle may be a little star, but she’s not a diva. She loves to snuggle and roll over on her side so you can rub her tummy. She’ll do best in an adult home or a home with older kids.
The $100 adoption fee for Twinkle includes up to date vaccines, veterinary exam, spay, and microchip. If you can't adopt now, consider sponsoring a pet until it’s adopted. Meet your new cat, dog, or rabbit at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Adoption hours are 11 to 5 Wednesday through Monday. For more information call 760-753-6413.
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er group. They are open from noon to 6pm Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 5pm on Sunday. The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido.
Discover San Marcos Hike to Santa Fe Hills Trails - The City of San Marcos Community Services will sponsor a Discover San Marcos Hike on Saturday, February 1, from Cerro de Las Posas Park. The hike is free and will begin at 9am; hikers can start signing in at 8:30am. This easy, 3-mile hike on urban trails will head east on the Santa Fe Hills Trail, south through the Arboretum and west Mission Road. A more difficult side trip to the top of “P” Mountain will be offered. Hikers will meet in the parking lot at Cerro de las Posas Park, 1387 West Borden Road, San Marcos. (N 33 09 38.04, W 117 11 12.02) The hike is subject to cancellation in the event of rain. An adult must accompany all minors. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended; bring water and trail snacks. Dogs must be on a maximum 6’ leash at all times. For information on hikes or the City’s trails, visit www.san-marcos.net or call 744-9000, Ext. 3535.
February 5th is Date for Palomar Model A Ford Club Meeting - The Palomar Model A Ford Club will hold its monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, February 5th. Upcoming tours and technical advice are some of the topics on the agenda. The meeting is held at the Palomar Estates East Clubhouse, 650 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos. Doors open at 6:00pm, meeting
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Baxter is a 2-year-old neutered male terrier mix, ID 65253. Baxter is lovable and sweet and will follow you anywhere. He takes a little while to get to know new people, but if they take it slow with him he'll be their best friend. He is currently in a wonderful foster home learning all about the big world. He is housetrained, sleeps nicely in a crate, enjoys chew toys and car rides and is mostly a quiet, calm dog. Baxter loves a good walk with lots of sniffing and a run around the yard with his dog buddy. He loves to end the day with lots of cuddling before trotting off to bed. Baxter is available for adoption from the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway, and is currently living in a private foster home. His $42.50 adoption fee in January includes neuter, microchip and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open all week.
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For questions, please contact: Kevin Brickley, cell number (760) 855-6129, email Kbrickley@ci.escondido.ca.us Carlsbad DeSalination Plant On Track for 2016
All appears well with the $1 billion Carlsbad desalination plant. The project is under budget and on schedule with one year in the books. When complete it will begin producing 50 million gallons of drinking water per day. It is scheduled to open in 2016.
The scheduled 10 miles of thick piping that will connect the desalination plant to the San Diego County Water Authority’s aqueduct in San Marcos is also about 25 percent complete. The plant itself will occupy about 6-acres adjacent to the Encina power plant. The project’s goal is giving the San Diego region a more reliable and less costly source for
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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed Escondido Chocolate Festival!
Bring your sweetheart or just your sweet tooth to the Downtown Business Association's 4th Annual "For the Love of Chocolate and SweetArt Festival” on February 8, 2014. Enjoy the best of downtown’s shops and spas while sampling locally brewed beer and wines, paired with San Diego's finest chocolates from 1-5 p.m. Also, spend the day shopping at Sweet Street, enjoying live music, or taking a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride down historic Grand Ave.
The Perfect Pairing “Golden Ticket” price is $35 when purchased by 5:00 p.m. on February 7 and $45 after that. The ticket for a designated driver (no alcohol but will enjoy the other tastings) is $20 until 5 pm on February 7th, and $30 after that. Tickets can be purchased at the event website www.escondidochocolatefestival.co m or at “Sweet Street” on the day of the event.
The Escondido Art Walk, which is held every 2nd Saturday of each month will also be a part of the festivities. Several galleries and museums will feature various art exhibits from both world-renown and emerging artists. The Sweet
Art Walk is free to the public.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Moonlight’s Winter Season
V i s t a ’ s Moonlight S t a g e Productions winter season at the AVO Playhouse begins tonight.
Tonight’s season opens with the musical comedy Nunsense. The Little Sisters of Hoboken invite you to their sister act in this heaven-sent comedy full of musical madness. A Moonlight premiere, Dan Goggin's musical comedy has become Off-Broadway's second longest running musical in history. Opening on February 20 is Noel Coward's supernatural comedy which is guaranteed to lift your
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Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers Now that's taking things a bit far! ------------------------------------------Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over What a guy! ------------------------------------------Miners Refuse to Work after Death No-good-for-nothing' lazy soand-so's! ------------------------------------------Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant See if that works any better than a fair trial! ------------------------------------------War Dims Hope for Peace I can see where it might have that effect! ------------------------------------------If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
spirits. The funniest ghost story ever written is a comic treat from beyond the grave. A novelist's séance goes awry when his deceased wife is determined he should have an early afterlife!
The closing season production opens on March 20 with The World Goes Round. Two of the world's greatest musical theatre collaborators, Kander and Ebb, are celebrated in this brilliant revue. The show features songs from Chicago, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman and more. Call the ticket office, VISTIX at 760.724.2110 or visit moonlightstage.com to purchase tickets or for more information. Enjoy the winter season at the AVO! Ya think?! ------------------------------------------Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures Who would have thought! ------------------------------------------Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide They may be on to something! ------------------------------------------Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges You mean there's something stronger than duct tape? ------------------------------------------Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge He probably IS the battery charge! ------------------------------------------New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group Weren't they fat enough?! ------------------------------------------Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft That's what he gets for eating those beans!
San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond Sheriff's Department Seeks Input on Service
LISH, please visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/sdsheriffsurvey. For a SPANISH version of the survey, please visit http://es.surveymonkey.com/s/ ShSurveySpanish. "We always strive to provide the best law enforcement services possible and would like to identify what we are doing well, and where we can make improvements," said San Marcos Sheriff's Station Captain Ybarrondo.
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department, which includes the San Marcos Sheriff's Station, is conducting a survey of residents to find out their attitudes and opinions about the Department, disorder and crime. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. It should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Your For more information, please responses are very important. contact the San Marcos To complete the Sheriff's Sheriff's Station at (760) 510Community Survey in ENG- 5200. Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood Financial Fitness for 2014
Yes, it’s the New Year and its time to start it off right! Come and join the Oceanside Public Library for a course designed to get you closer to your financial goals and build stronger money management skills. Get started in the right direction on Saturday, January 25, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, in the Oceanside Public Library Community Rooms, located at 330 North Coast Highway. Free parking is located next door and coffee, a light snack and a boxed lunch will be provided to all registered participants. To register, just call (800) 884-4249 or
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begins at 7:00, with refreshments and socializing afterward. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month except December, and local day tours are usually scheduled for the Saturday following the meeting, departing from the clubhouse. All model A owners and enthusiasts are welcome to attend the meetings and join the tours-moderns are welcome. For more information or directions, email Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619.425.3241.
5K Paw Walk at the Botanic Garden - Every dog will want to go on this walk! The second annual 5K Paw Walk in the Garden will take place on Saturday, February 22. This is a Walk/Run where people can bring their K9s to the San Diego Botanic Garden to enjoy this beautiful oasis in Encinitas. The 5 kilometer/3.1 mile course begins in the
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visit the Community Housing Works website at http://chworks.org/classes-coaching. Community Housing Works is a non-profit organization that works to help people achieve their financial goals, and in this seminar you will learn to create actionable financial goals, improve your credit, boost your savings and decrease your debt. Graduates from this class will leave with a Goal Action Plan, Savings and Spending Plan, soft-pull credit report with three FICO scores, credit rebuilding and budgeting tools. This FREE event is open to everyone and being sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. Additional questions? Contact the Oceanside Library at (760) 4355600!
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drinking water by purifying salt water from the Pacific Ocean by reverse osmosis. “We’ll produce enough water to meet the daily needs of 300,000 San Diego residents,” said Peter MacLaggan, a Poseidon senior vice president. “We’ll have at least one water supply that’s drought-proof — it won’t matter whether it snows in the Rockies or rains in the Sierras.”
The plant, it is said, should be able to produce 7 to 10 percent of the region’s water needs which will reduce the need to draw from other sources.
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Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory www.computerfactorysanmarcos.com Leaving Las Vegas, CES 2014
The best part of CES is the three days before the show opens when we, (with press credentials), have access to product previews, press conferences and pre-show hospitality. When the show opens on Tuesday it’s a mind-numbing stampede. We always endure at least one day of the actual show suffering the traffic jams, parking lot scrambles and wading upstream against 160,000 other attendees who always seem to be coming at us from the opposite direction. The box lunches provided for the thousands of “Working Press” men and women in the “press lounge” give us the opportunity to sit down to eat our lunch (on the floor, in a hallway) for a few minutes before pushing on. At six PM the show closes and huge lines formed for bus, taxi and tram rides. We drove so we enjoyed a two mile hike back to the nearest parking lot
Let’s Budget for a Better Business Climate
California’s state budget proposal was released last week, and I was disappointed that yet another budget ignores California’s business needs. While the Governor’s proposal includes responsible plans to pay off debt and build a rainy day fund, the budget lacks any program to streamline business regulations or promote economic development in California.
The majority party’s budget focuses too much on growing government and not enough on challenges faced by our business community, a situation chronicled by annual rankings from national business associations. CEO’s across the nation have ranked California as one of the worst states in which to
we could find when we arrived a full half hour before the show opened at ten AM. The CES likes to boasts that it is not open to the public but if it were, the public wouldn’t come. The show itself is all business and no fun. No one would have the time or endurance to visit all the exhibits and venues. The CES attendees are there to focus on their own narrow scope of interest, not to browse the show.
Last week we promised to discuss the interesting products and technologies encountered at 2014 CES. Saturday, the day after CES closed, radio technology guru Leo Laporte commented on his radio show that he found little new or interesting at CES. Leo has a point. Most interesting products did not represent new technology but new applications for existing technology.
trophy wife really sun bathes in the nude or use a bigger one to assassinate your un-favorite world leader. Send a robot under your house to evict a reluctant skunk. Monitor your vital signs while exercising or your blood sugar level while you sleep. Junior’s high tech electric toothbrush can report to mom’s smart phone exactly how well he brushed each quadrant of his mouth. If he took short cuts mom can send him back for a re-brush. There are all kinds of “helicopter mom” applications to ensure your kid will need extensive therapy when he grows up.
(AIMe) will follow the action adjusting 40 times/sec. One exhibit (Sphero) featured a half dozen folks using smart phones to control robotic balls racing through a living room sized obstacle course. The lounge lizard’s pursuit of the beautiful woman at the bar is interrupted as an incoming call from her boyfriend rings on the pendant lodged in her cleavage. Tiny but powerful bluetooth speakers turn your smart-phone into a rock concert.
Imagine being able to stick a tiny sensor on your eight-year-old quarterback, your escape artist cat or cigarette-sneaking husband. Your hands-off robotic camera mount
The wireless revolution is upon us. In addition to putting all the information in the known universe at your voice command, your smartphone now has the capability to physically control your environment. It’s a bit scary.
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The giant multinational corporations tend to preview gadgets and technologies that are years away from impacting most of us. Driverless cars, 3D TV without glasses and flexible/wearable graphics are some examples. To us, the most interesting product ideas came from the smaller companies with innovating applications utilizing contemporary wireless technologies. This was a strong current that ran through all product categories and “tech zones.” The smart phone is a two-way radio that can be used to remotely operate just about anything. Fly a sparrow-sized drone over your neighbor’s back yard to see if his
do business for the past 9 years. Last month, the Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship Council released its rankings of entrepreneur friendly states. California was ranked as the least entrepreneur friendly state thanks to excessive regulations and high taxes.
California’s inability to compete for entrepreneurial investment is driving businesses and jobs to other states. Instead of spending on new programs, we need to design a budget that will produce a better business climate and increase prosperity for all Californians.
Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, Escondido, and Vista.
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The Legislature is currently dominated by a near super-majority. Isn’t that enough? If Governor Brown is allowed to fill legislative vacancies, the super majority might approach unanimity. Consequently, I doubt this proposal would have any chance, or indeed, would have been proposed at all, if the current governor was named Deukmejian or Reagan.
I’m all for saving money, but expanding the governor’s power and placing Now however, a proposal new limitations on direct is circulating in voter control over the Sacramento that would Legislature is not the limit the people’s voice by answer. What price tag do granting the governor the we put on our representapower to fill legislative tive republic? Legislators vacancies. The stated rea- should be beholden to the son for this proposal is the people, not the governor.
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Recently, I reflected on what 2014 would hold. I realized that really only the Divine held the answer to that one. One thing is for sure. I don’t want to miss what is intended for me. I concluded that living “intentionally” is a choice to be made daily. For 2014, I “choose joy.” Joy is one of those fruits of the Spirit God promises in the midst of darkness and difficulty. I choose to practice Romans 15:13…”Oh! May the God of hope fill you up with joy; fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives… will brim over
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The Paper FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-034946
The name of the business: True Techs Audio Visual Inc., located at 464 Las Brisas Drive, Escondido, CA., 92027, is hereby registered by the following: True Techs Audio Visual Inc. 464 Las Brisas Drive Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Vanthany Khounborinh Vice, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/18/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 and 01/16/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-034925
The name of the business: Oceana Dermatology, located at 2325 Paseo de Laura #217, Oceanside, Ca., 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Kelly Halloran 2325 Paseo de Laura #217 Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Kelly Halloran This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/18/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 and 01/16/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-035092
The name of the business: San Diego Homecare Finders Referral Agency, located at 2103 S. El Camino Real, 102B, Oceanside, CA. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Roger Lawrence 4566 Blackwell Rd. Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Roger Lawrence This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/19/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 and 01/16/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-035166
The name of the business: Ertman Property Inspections, located at 1824 Sunbury St., Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Ron Ertman 1824 Sunbury St., Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Ron Ertman This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/20/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 and 01/16/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-035053
The name of the business: All In 1 Tree Care, located at Circle J Lot #1, Borrego Springs, Ca. 92004, is hereby registered by the following: J. Juan Gaytan B. 2865 Doble O Rd. Borrego Springs, Ca. 92004 This business is conducted by an indivdual. First day of business was n/a. /s/J. Juan Gaytan B This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/19/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 and 01/16/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-034983
The name of the business: TitleMax, located at 5399 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, Ca. 92115, is hereby registered by the following: TitleMax of California, Inc. 15 Bull Street, Suite 200 Savannah, GA. 31401 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Michael Kelleher, Assistant Secretary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/18/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 and 01/16/2014
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2013-035181 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: PCSmart Medical Networks, located at 4187 Mount Hukkee Ave., San Diego, Ca. 92117. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON 2/22/2011 and assigned File No. 2011-005514 IS ABANDONED BY THE FOLLOWING REGISTRANT(S): PCSmart Corporation 4187 Mount Hukkee San Diego, Ca. 92117 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime). /s/ Christopher Hager, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr. , County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/20/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 & 01.16/2014.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-034984
The name of the business: Balanced Health & Healing Acupuncture, located at 6215 El Camino Real, Ste 100, Carlsbad, Ca. 92009, is hereby registered by the following: Claire Han and Edwin Huang 1004 Merganser Ln. Carlsbad, CA. 92011 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 4/01/2004. /s/Claire Han This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/18/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 and 01/16/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-033928
The name of the business: Industry Bar and Grill, Mission Ave Bar and Grill, Mission Bar and Grill, Mission Bar & Grill, Industry Bar & Grill, Industry, located 711 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Industry Bar & Grill, Inc. 711 Mission Ave. Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Cameron Braselton, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/05/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 and 01/16/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-035116
The name of the business: RB Ryan Equipment Co., located at 1474 Idaho Ave., Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Robert B. Ryan 1474 Idaho Ave. Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/01/13. /s/Robert B. Ryan This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/19/2013. 01/02, 01/09, 1/16 and 01/23/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-035394
The name of the business: Peacock Cleaners #2, located at 730 Sycamore Ave, #C, Vista, Ca., 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Hoon Young Jung 17497 Ashburton Rd. San Diego, Ca. 92128 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Hoon Young Jung This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/24/2013. 01/02, 01/09, 1/16 and 01/23/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-033481
The name of the business: Platinum Online Pros, located at 1973 Apple Street #15, Oceanside, CA. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: B. Scott Whytsell 1973 Apple Street #15 Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/30/13. /s/B. Scott Whytsell This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/02/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09, and 1/16/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-035736
The name of the business: Glittra Designs, Glittra Jewelry, located at 2944 Sombrosa Street, Carlsbad, CA. 92009, is hereby registered by the following: Maria Catrin Elisabeth Walsh 2944 Sombrosa Street Carlsbad, Ca. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Maria Catrin Elisabeth Walsh This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/27/2013. 01/09, 1/16, 1/23 and 01/30/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-035806
The name of the business: Khmer Road Sculptures, located at 2911 S. Santa Fe, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Terrell Kaucher 2911 S. Santa Fe San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Terrell Kaucher This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/30/2013. 01/09, 1/16, 01/23 and 01/30/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-035985
The name of the business: Paulino Olquin Payroll Tax Bookkeeping, Appayroll Tax Bookkeeping, located at 1551 W. Mission Rd. Suite D, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Paulino G. Olquin 1550 W. Mission Rd. Ste D San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Paulino G. Olquin This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/31/ 2013. 1/09, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30/2014
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00080793-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner My Quoc Giap, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: My Quoc Giap to Proposed name Myagi Giap. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: February 4, 2014, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, North County Division, 325 S. Melro\se Dr., Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 12/20/2013. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 & 01/16/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-034877
The name of the business: North County Women’s 200 Club, located at 435 W. Vista Way, Vista, Ca. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Dianne S. Lott 1438 La Habra Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 Jenny Paschall 1526 Lower Lake Ct. Cardiff, Ca. 92007 This business is conducted by an unincorporated association other than a partnership. First day of business was 1/01/80. /s/Dianne S. Lott, Gneral Partner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/17/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 and 01/16/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-034274
The name of the business: 2Point Interactive, located at 4241 Jutland Drive, #107, San Diego, Ca. 92117, is hereby registered by the following: 2Point Solutions, Inc. 3435 Camino Del Rio South, Ste 220 San Diego, Ca. 92108 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 11/01/2013. /s/Kuldeep Singh This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/10/2013. 1/09, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30/2014
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2014-00081857-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Thanh Phuong Tran Lee, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Thanh Phuong Tran Lee to Proposed name Tanya Thanh Tran Lee. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: February 18, 2014, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, North County Division, 325 S. Melro\se Dr., Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 1/02/2014. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 01/09, 1/16, 1/23 and 1/30/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-035952
The name of the business: Be Polished Nails, located at 1641 Grand Ave #104, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Lang Dinh 3415 De Leone Road San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an indivdiual. First day of business was 12/31/2013. /s/Lang Dinh This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/31/2013. 1/09, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-000447
The name of the business: Deedub, Deedub Studios, located at 360 S. Hickory St., #4, Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Deedub Inc. 360 S. Hickory St., #4 Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/06/2014. /s/David Woods, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/07/2013. 1/09, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30/2014
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-035852
The name of the business: Rebecca Young Designs, located at 3535 Linda Vista Dr., #266, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Rebecca Young Buys 3535 Linda Vista Dr. #266 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 7/01/2003. /s/Rebecca Young Buys This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/30/2013. 01/09, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-035178
The name of the business: R&M Cabinetry, located at 2633 Canyon Crest Dr., Escondido, CA. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Randy E. Moore 2633 Canyon Crest Dr. Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/10/2013. /s/Randy E. Moore This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/20/2013. 01/09, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-034936
The name of the business: PCSmart Medical Networks, PCSmart, located at 5450 Complex Street #308, San Diego, Ca. 92123, is hereby registered by the following: STN Solutions, Inc. 5450 Complex St. Suite 308 San Diego, Ca. 92123 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 5/02/2006. /s/Suat Atalay, CIO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/18/2013. 01/09, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-034229
The name of the business: R B Cleaning Services, located at 1217 Avenida Amistad, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Rufina Balderas 1217 Avenida Amistad San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/01/06. /s/Rufina Balderas This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/10 2013. 1/09, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-000231
The name of the business: LAS Enterprises, located at 1360 Woodhaven Drive, Oceanside, CA., 92056. This business is registered by the following: Larry Alan Stanton 1360 Woodhaven Drive Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/01/14. /s/Larry Alan Stanton This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 01/03/2014. 1/09, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-035422
The name of the business: Jason Pike Consulting, located at 1188 Shay Place, Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Jason Pike 1188 Shay Place Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/24/2013. /s/Jason Pike This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/24/ 2013. 1/09, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-035981
The name of the business: El Alebrije Imports, located at 2300 E. Valley Parkway #224, Escondido, Ca., 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Jeffrey Valadez, Raul Valadez Montalvo, Ma Avad Aguirre Camopusano 2300 E Valley Pkway #224 Escondido, CA. 92027 Ahizor Jesus Rivera Perez 9847 Flora Vista St. Bellflower, Ca. 90706 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jeffrey Valadez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/31/ 2013. 1/09, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-035134
The name of the business: Relocation Services International, Findlay International, Inc., located at 1210 Distribution Way, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: RSI Relo Inc. 1210 Distribution Way Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/31/1998. /s/Andrew C. Churchill, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/19 2013. 1/09, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-035005
The name of the business: Cudmore Family Moving, Affordable Moving Company, Cudmore family Moving Company, Cudmore family Movers, Affordable Professional Movers, Affordable Moving of California, Affordable Moving & Storage in San Diego, Affordable Residential and Commerical Movers, Affordable
Moving Professionals, Affordable Moving of Southern California, Affordable Men Movers, Local Affordable Movers, Local Affordable Moving, Affordable Expert Movers, Affordable Expert Moving, Affordable Senior Moving, located 12100 World Trade Dr., San Diego, Ca. 92128, is hereby registered by the following: Jefferey A. Cudmore 2216 Eucalyptus Avenue Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/01/1990. /s/Jefferey A. Cudmore This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/18 2013. 1/09, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30/2014
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-000487
The name of the business: Just Nuts, located at 2170 Rocky Point Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Raffe Ashkarian 2170 Rocky Point Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Raffe Ashkarian This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 01/07/2014. 1/16, 1/23, 1/30 & 2/06/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-034937
The name of the business: Regency Investigative Services, located at 1010 Honeysuckle Drive, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Raymond W. Gellatly 1010 Honeysuckle Drive San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Raymond W. Gellatly/Owner/QM This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/18/2013. 1/16, 1/23, 1/30 & 2/06/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-034959
The name of the business: Rae Delivery, located at 1448 York Ave., Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Jordan Negrete 1448 York Ave. Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jordan Negrete This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/18/2013. 1/16, 1/23, 1/30 & 2/06/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-000046
The name of the business: Elizabethan Folk Art, located at 1911 Centennial Way, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Molly Sandwell 1911 Centennial Way Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/29/2011. /s/Molly Sandwell This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 01/02/2014. 1/16, 1/23, 1/30 & 2/06/2014.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: December 30, 2013 To Whom It May Concern:
The Name of the Applicant is: ALFREDO BUENROSTRO, MARIA ALEJANDRA BUENROSTRO The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 577 S. RANCHO SANTA FE RD., STE 105 SAN MARCOS, CA. 920783639 Type of license applied for: 41-ON SALE BEER AND WINE, EATING PLACE 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30/2014
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2014-00082731-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Cherish Keri Teters, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Cherish Keri Teters to Proposed name Cheri Keri Teters Rodrigues. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: February 25, 2014, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, North County Division, 325 S. Melro\se Dr., Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 1/09/2014. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 1/16, 1/23, 1/30 and 2/06/2014.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-001212
The name of the business: Threads, located at 5814 Van Allen Way, #145, Carlsbad, CA., 92008, is hereby registered by the following: EC & SS, Inc. 5814 Van Allen Wayo #145 Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is conducted by a corporaton. First day of business was June 01, 2007. /s/Eun Chul Dong, Secretary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 01/14/2014. 1/16, 1/23, 1/30 & 2/06/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-001194
The name of the business: All Inclusive RCFE Consulting, located at 1159 Via Teresa, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Kathryn L. Cook 1159 Via Teresta San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Kathryn L. Cook This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 01/14/2014. 1/16, 1/23, 1/30 & 2/06/2014.
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Happy New Year from San Marcos Dental Center! Lasers in Dentistry
Most often when you hear of lasers being used in dental offices you think of the enhanced lightening procedures used to whiten teeth, or the removal of decay prior to the placement of a new filling. In fact, only a few whitening procedures actually use a laser, instead, most whitening procedures use a high intensity light in combination with a form of peroxide. All this aside, lasers are being used more and more in dentistry and they come in a variety of wavelengths produced by a variety of elements or combination of elements for a lot of different purposes, not just the whitening of teeth or removal of decay. As I’ve mentioned in earlier arti-
cles, lasers can be used to treat periodontal disease by either decontamination of the gums or the actual cutting and removal of bacteria or bacterial damaged tissue. The latter procedure is sometimes referred to as LANAP or the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. One of the reasons it is so popular these days is because removal of infected gum tissue can be accomplished with little to no pain or bleeding, requiring no sutures or bandaging when it’s completed.
There are other uses for lasers in dentistry. In Europe root canal therapy has been done with lasers and they are now being used more often in the United States. Instead of just removing the infected tissues inside the central canal of a tooth with a file but leaving microscopic remnants behind, the lasers actually “sterilize” the canal and leave the canal less susceptible to reinfection after treatment. Laser treatment can be done prior to Pulp Capping. Pulp Capping is a procedure used to avoid root canal therapy and may be performed if removal of decay either comes very close to the nerve chamber or partially exposes it. In these instances there may be a chance for the tooth to recover without performing a root
canal. A low energy laser is used to remove any final layers of decay without damaging either the dentin or surrounding enamel and it has the added effect of decreasing post treatment sensitivity. Because we’re using a laser we have the added benefits of the laser’s antibacterial and hemostatic (stopped bleeding) effects. Once done, we can seal off the area with a material to prevent any new bacterial exposure giving the tooth a chance to repair itself. Although not always successful, most cases we have treated eliminated the necessity of having the more expensive and extensive root canal procedure.
Lasers can also be used to decrease tooth sensitivity. Lasers decrease a tooth’s response to external stimuli by interfering with their nerve conducting properties, and this decreased sensitivity can last for extended peri-
ods of time when combined with fluoride treatments.
As we move forward in the fields of medicine and more specifically dental medicine, we are finding more and more uses for lasers in solving the problems we encounter in maintaining our oral health and overall well being… with lasers our future looks brighter every day! HAVING A HEALTHY MOUTH IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF GOOD OVERALL HEALTH!
Start the new year today with a thorough gum screening. Call us today at 760 734-4311 for an appointment! When you visit us we’ll be happy to show you our laser equipment, discuss its many applications, and answer any other dental question you may have. We are here to serve.
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