February 9, 2017
Volume 47 - No. 06
By Friedrich Gomez
It is still the early predawn hours in 1937, a mild 65 degrees outside, and Red Skelton is sitting comfortably in his hotel room in New York City flipping the pages of his newspaper. He just read the musical reviews of a new dance band that debuted with high hopes of making it big someday. The music group failed miserably on the East Coast and disbanded. Red Skelton likes the fighting spirit of the bandleader who vowed not to give up and would try again. The orchestra leader goes under the name of Glenn Miller and he made good on his resolve: he would, one day, re-record the huge musical-hit “In the Mood” which would rule the charts for a staggering 13 straight weeks. Skelton’s interest in the young upstart, Glenn Miller, is two-fold: Glenn Miller’s never-give-up-attitude resonated deeply with Red Skelton’s own career as a struggling burlesque and vaudeville entertainer. Secondly, aside from his stage performances, Skelton is very musical-minded and would, in time, compose over 8,000 songs and symphonies, himself – a relatively unknown fact during the course of his lifetime. There was much about Red Skelton that the world never knew.
He reads further news. Franklin D. Roosevelt has begun his second term as President of the United States; a painter by the name of Pablo Picasso is making noise in the art world and starting to get a lot of attention in France, and, tragedy has struck close when the German airship, the Hindenburg, explodes into horrific flames over Lakehurst, New Jersey making 1937 world headlines and appearing in movie-theatre newsreels around the country. Skelton shakes his head in disbelief. Despite the fact that Skelton dropped out of school at a very early age, he would make up for lost ground by becoming an avid reader in the dailies as well as trade papers of the entertainment world. He was an extremely intelligent man on and off the stage. He reads more. A most sensitive area of news is the financial page because it harkens back to the years of his abject poverty. What he is now reading causes his face to grimace as it often did when confronting uncomfortable facts -- the 1937 cost of living seems to be going through the roof. He reads that the cost of a new home has skyrocketed to $4,100. Average cost for just renting a house has now reached an exorbitant $26 per month; a simple loaf of bread will set you back a full 9-cents, and gas prices for your automobile have zoomed up to a ridiculous 10-cents a gallon with no end in sight! Tossed into this maddening economic downswing is that the average man’s wages for an entire year’s work is a paltry $1,780.
As he reads about this dismal economic picture, he shifts his weight and recalls how he at one time barely had the finances to eat, drink, or have shelter. As he expresses in his own words: “Acts
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would come up to my room. We’d throw a quarter on the bed, a dime, or whatever we had and we’d go out and buy food.” Living in hotel rooms for Skelton was anything but the glamorous life of show business. As he recalls: “And we had a cooker that we’d sit on two bricks – then, we’d take a drawer out of the dresser and turn it upside down on the backs of two chairs and use that as a table. If the hotel manager smelled food – we’d quickly put the cooker outside on the fire escape!” There were times when Red Skelton would even hide from the hotel manager due to unpaid rent during his lean showbiz years. One time he owed three months back-rent at $9 per month at one hotel that more resembled a shanty. Three months unpaid rent put him in the arrears for a total of $18 (equivalent to over $300 in today’s dollar amount). Suddenly, Skelton is momentarily jarred from these thoughts and memories when he hears newspaper boys walking the streets below yelling at the top of
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their lungs: “EXTRA!! EXTRA!! READ ALL ABOUT IT! FAMOUS FEMALE PILOT, AMELIA EARHART, NOW MISSING SOMEWHERE OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN!!”
The newsboys parading and yelling the front page news below his window causes him to briefly peer out over the fire escape. It is still early morning hours in New York City but he has already read most of the top newspaper stories. Throughout his life Skelton would always remain an early riser. He rarely slept more than 4 to 5 hours nightly, and would usually be up by 4:30 a.m. but sometimes as late as 5 a.m. He was already fairly caught-up on the local and world news items mentioned in the newspapers. Poor Amelia Earhart, he thought to himself. He was always an avid admirer of hers. Some newsworthy items had caught his attention more than others. In the
sports pages, new up-and-coming boxer, Joe Louis, nicknamed “The Brown Bomber,” was the new World Heavyweight Champion. Red Skelton created his own comical boxer named Cauliflower McPugg (the punch drunk fighter). Much of what Skelton saw in real life often gave him the matrix to reproduce an exaggerated version on the vaudeville stage.
Skelton always stayed keenly aware of the Hollywood scene because of his periodic connections there. The year 1937 had been a very good year for him. While still sitting on his hotel bed he reads with interest about some new actor making his debut in the movie “Love Is on the Air,” back in Hollywood. The actor’s movie reviews are dismal and discouraging -- no one really expects to ever hear of this relatively unknown, fledgling actor again, in the near or distant future. Skelton notices the actor’s name: Ronald Reagan, as if there were any serious need to remember.
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Yes, indeed, it has been a very profitable year for vaudeville performer Red Skelton who is enjoying accommodations at a higher-end hotel, copies of the 1937 New York Daily News and New York Times strewn on the floor along with the obligatory showbiz periodicals, Variety and Daily Variety. Skelton was a formidable wit and possessed an energetic mind, despite his dropping out of school in 1926 at age 13. (He would later earn his high school equivalency diploma.) He knew his stagecraft well and how best to ply it. His mind was sponge-like, and he was a most clever, adaptable performer; traits that would serve him well over five different genres of entertainment: burlesque, vaudeville, radio, television, and motion pictures. All at which he excelled.
But at the moment, he is comfortable on his bed (he prefers sitting on a bed rather than a chair) immersed in thought, reflecting back on his early years growing up in Vincennes, Indiana. While thinking, he is fidgeting with a letter that he just placed a 3-cent first class postage stamp on and plans to mail it, shortly. It is a very personal handwritten letter. But, he still pauses, deep in thought, fingering the letter addressed to his dear mother, Ida Mae Skelton back in Vincennes. In the letter, there would be no mention of his father, Joseph Skelton, who once performed as a clown with the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus. Red Skelton forever yearned to know the father that never was. Two months prior to Red Skelton’s birth, on July 18, 1913, his father, who owned a very modest grocery store, had died. Surrounding neighbors in the community of
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Vincennes described the Skelton family as being “extremely poor.” Although the Skeltons were already deeply plunged into poverty, things somehow found a way to get even worse. Especially after the family had lost the store. They would eventually lose their home. Skelton’s thoughts have taken him far from where he now sits, in his New York City hotel room. He is recalling his upbringing with bittersweet feelings. He remembers his birth name that his mama gave him: Richard Bernard Skelton. At the young age of seven he sold newspapers and did various chores around town to help keep his mother and three brothers fed. Though still a child, himself, and the youngest of four brothers, he grew up fast, feeling the pain of poverty and the shame that went along with it. It hurt him deeply to have to see his mama working multiple menial jobs. As tender as he was in years, he quickly understood the meaning of the brute word: sacrifice. Richard Bernard Skelton would decide to sacrifice himself for his beloved family.
Though his mother never wanted him to run away from home to become an entertainer, she also possessed a powerful mother’s instinct when she said: “His destiny had caught up with him at an early age.” Sadly, she let him go with her blessing and a warm hug and a gentle kiss. It is remarkable, in retrospect, that a child so young in years knew at the time that he would now be one less mouth to feed for his mama. One less burden to have to worry over. He seemed mature beyond his earthly years. A little boy’s gesture of self-sacrifice by going away would, one day, be blessed a million times over and he would usher in a golden age of comedy that would reshape
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Lady: How much a day? Man: 3 six packs
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Lady: So 1 six pack cost $10.00 and you have 3 six packs a day which puts your spending each month at $900. In one year, it would be $10,800 correct? Man: Correct
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the world of entertainment as never before.
He would become one of the immortals.
In 1929, during the Great Depression, Red Skelton was working as a young teen for “Doc” R. E. Lewis’s Traveling Medicine Show, telling jokes and selling bottles of medicine (aka snake oil) to the audience that gathered about the wagon. It is most touching that he never forgot his mama. He earned $10 a week (equal to about $138 today) and sent all of it back home to his mother. That was a lot of money back then and his mother worried greatly that he was not keeping any of it for himself in yet another act of sacrifice. Skelton finally had to reassure her: “We get plenty to eat, and we sleep in the wagon.” Still sitting on the edge of his hotel bed, all of these thoughts wash over him as he now manages a slight smile of satisfaction. He would never allow himself to forget his roots and meager beginnings. He would often retrace his earlier years, as he just did. Such reflections gave him an inner strength and further resolve to maintain his remarkable journey in life.
Right now, in the big city of New York, a 24-year-old Red Skelton slowly rises up off his bed to his full 6’ 2” height. He is unusually tall for comedians of his day. Other upcoming vaudeville comics, like Jack Benny, Al Jolson, Bert Lahr, and Eddie Cantor all stood at only 5’ 8.” George Burns and Jimmy Durante were even smaller at 5’ 7.” Skelton smiles as he thinks of these smaller specimens – his fellow comics -- because he often joked about their diminutive status, all in good-natured fun, of course: “How’s the weather down there? If it starts to rain I’ll be the first to know and you’ll be the last! Boy, at
n't drank, that money could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and after accounting for compound interest for the past 15 years, you could have now bought a Ferrari? Man: Do you drink? Lady: No
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your short stature I’d hate for you to get stuck in a crowded elevator at a chili-bean cook-off convention!”
Skelton takes letter in hand and walks out towards the elevator. He proceeds down to the main floor to post it. After dropping off his mother’s letter at the hotel lobby front desk, he slowly turns and with a mischievous smile and a sparkle in his eye he changes direction and heads straight to the hotel lobby telephone booth. He knew what he was about to do. He had planned this numerous times and today was no exception. Skelton remembers in his own words: “Every afternoon between shows I would call every hotel because my name was in the ad in the newspapers and I had myself paged (he laughs at this point). People in hotel lobbies would hear my name being paged and would say ‘What the hell is that? Who is that? Red Skelton? I don’t know, I just saw his name in the paper!’” Skelton continues telling the ruse with intermittent laughter: “So, I got free publicity that way! And as a result, I got top billing!”
Skelton’s astute showbiz mind and powers of self-promotion fired on all cylinders. On this score, he had no equal. Often, Red Skelton’s biggest jokes were, in reality, promotional gimmicks he actually employed. For example, Red Skelton would joke: “As I walked in, there were a lot of people outside and someone yelled: ‘RED SKELTON’S IN THE CROWD!!’ And they all turned around and looked at me! Gee, I was so embarrassed – I was sorry I yelled!” Though such narrative jokes as cited above were wildly funny to vaudeville audiences, the joke’s storyline often carried elements of truth in Red Skelton’s
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Starkville Daily in Starkville, MS. and bought a mule for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day.
The next morning the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry, fellows, I have some bad news, the mule died last night."
Curtis & Leroy replied, "Well, then just give us our money back." The farmer said, "Can't do that. I went and spent it already."
They said, "OK then, just bring us the dead mule." The farmer asked, "What in the world ya'll gonna do with a dead mule?" Curtis said, "We gonna raffle him off."
The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead mule!"
Leroy said, "We shore can! Heck, we don't hafta tell nobody he's dead!"
A couple of weeks later, the farmer ran into Curtis & Leroy at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store and asked. "What'd you fellers ever do with that dead mule?"
They said, "We raffled him off like we said we wuz gonna do."
Leroy said, "Shucks, we sold 500 tickets
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217 N Coast Highway in Oceanside (Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2:00pm). This production features live musicians, a captivating lighting design, original art work, and a stellar cast of professional actors. With heartfelt themes of music, love, loss, and discovering your own truth, Eurydice will make the audience leave the theatre feeling emotionally moved and imaginatively nourished. The beauty of this play can only be experienced in first person. Tickets are $25/general admission; $19/seniors; $15/students/military. Tickets available online or at the box office. The Books Theatre is located at 217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, For more information, visit www.oceansidetheatre.org, or call 760.433.8900.
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San Marcos Theatre West Presents Aladdin - The City of San Marcos Theatre West Youth Theater will present the musical production, “Aladdin” at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, on February 10, 11 and 12. Show times are Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday at 6pm. The show features a cast of 35 local actors aged 7 to 17. Ticket prices are $7 for youth/students/seniors and $10 for adults. Tickets are available in advance or may be purchased at the door. For more information, go to www.san-marcos.net/theatrewest or call (760) 744‐9000. Ancient Greece Theatre Comes to Oceanside - Oceanside Theatre Company, the resident theatre company of The Brooks Theatre and Studio 219, presents “Eurydice”, by award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl. The production is directed by Dhyana Dahl. Performance dates are February 10 to 26 at The Brooks Theatre,
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actual self-promotion schemes. At other times he would send ushers out into the audience before showtime with questionnaire cards. Audience members were asked to circle on the card which Red Skelton character they would most like to see that night. Ushers would tally up the votes and Skelton would hit the “bull’s eye” in giving his fans exactly what they came to see and experience. He was a dynamite success! His popularity shot to dizzying heights.
Such ingenious escapades kept Red Skelton’s name popular and he continued to receive top-billing at many of vaudeville’s greatest theatres around the country. Skelton was known as a triplethreat performer – he was not only devastating as a standup comic who could destroy an audience with laughter, he was also a visual clown who pantomimed with a stunning mastery. One second you were convulsed in laughter at his sight gags, the next moment you were emotionally moved to tears at his sentimental characters. In addition to all this, Skelton was most deadly at ad-libbing. Often, his adlibs were superior to lines that writers labored over, especially during his television years when he starred on his own show. Throughout his career, Skelton never took a shine to writers; he considered them an intrusion into his world; completely ignorant on how best to write for his many characters, such as “Freddy the Freeloader.” Characters which only Skelton knew best. Skelton never pulled his punches on the subject of writers: “I never met the writers (on his television shows). If I had listened to the writers and did what they gave me, I wouldn’t have been on two years.” Skelton
Six Reasons to Visit The Center – Second Saturday Western Day, 1-3pm, February 11; Exhibition Now thru February 26 at the Museum, Cowboys and Vaqueros; International Guitar Night Cast of Luminaries returns, Wednesday, February 22nd; Villalobos Brothers High-octane Fiddling, Thursday, February 23rd; The TEN Tenors – Power of Ten – performing New Rock Opera, Sunday, February 26th; and Vince Gill Solo Acoustic, Friday, March 31st. View the full 2017 Lineup at Artcenter.org. Call the Box Office for tickets at 800.988.4253. California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido 92025.
LSM Democratic Club Meeting - Randy Walton, key member of the San Marcos School Board, has been invited to discuss how well all San Marcos schools are doing. At the state level, San Marcos schools are rated one of the best school systems in the state of California, which translates to more population in the San Marcos School District. Randy will also discuss charter schools in our area as well as private schools, and what all of that means to public schools. It is conceivable that our unconfirmed Secretary of Education at the national level, Betsy DeVos, may want to bring back the school voucher program. How does that affect San Marcos public schools? Guests are always welcome. The meeting is on
often adlibbed while taping his shows which caused his team of writers to have kittens. There was never any love lost between them. Often what you see on film is what Skelton adlibbed, rather than using lines from his script.
One of Skelton’s most famous routines which he created for himself was a pantomime sketch called “Doughnut Dunkers,” a silent visualization on how different people dunk and eat donuts in the most comical of ways. This pantomime comedy skit turned Skelton into an instant celebrity in 1937. He was performing the “Doughnut Dunkers” routine at the Capitol Theatre in Washington, D. C. when the Oval Office caught wind of it and gave him a call. President Franklin D. Roosevelt invited Skelton to perform the routine at a White House luncheon. When the time came for the attendees to toast the president and glasses were raised high, Skelton quickly grabbed Roosevelt’s glass and shouted: “Careful what you drink, Mr. President!! I got rolled in a place like this once!!” Red Skelton’s unpredictable adlibs became world-renown. His adlibbed humor appealed so much to FDR that Skelton returned often to the White House to serve as official Master of Ceremonies for Roosevelt’s subsequent birthday celebrations. Apparently, the U. S. President could not get enough of Skelton’s wit and neither could those in attendance.
The days of vaudeville’s reign would soon come to an end. The new medium of entertainment was the radio airwaves and one-by-one the great theatres of burlesque and vaudeville would be dismantled. For Skelton, the destruction of these vaudeville houses was akin to destroying cathedrals. They would forever remain as shrines to him. As
Saturday, February 11th, starting with social time at 12:30 followed by the speaker at 1pm. The meeting will be at the Conference Center, 1105 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos, 92078. Check the website at http://www.lsmdem.org for directions or call 760.743.2990, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brandon Gallery Workshop News – A new workshop has been added – Landscapes in Acrylic, a 1-day painting workshop on Sunday, February 12th, from 10am-4:30pm, at the Gallery, 105 N. Main, Fallbrook. Cost is $90. With artist Joe Oakes, you will learn to paint sky, mountains, trees and rocks, in acrylic. Oil and pastel welcome. All skill levels. Questions, or to register, contact the artist directly, email@example.com or 760.861.4796. www.joeaoakes.com. The Hearts on Fire Show of symbols, scenes and stories of love, February 2-24, awards are announced: Best of Show; Together At Last, Gabriele Baber; 1st place; About Long Road, Noreen Ring; 2nd, You Are Loved, Collette Passini; and 3rd, Hugs, Kisses and Hearts, Linda Reyes. The Reception will be Saturday, February 11, from 5-7pm; public welcome. The Gallery has one-of-a-kind cards and gifts for Valentine’s Day, and gift certificates are available in any amount; use them for art or art supplies. Expressive Figure Painting workshop with Janice Cipriani-Willis will be on February 20 or 21, 9:30am-3pm. A Call for Artists for “Dream a Little Dream”, an open, judged show presented by Fallbrook Art Association March 2-29. For information on any of these items, call the Gallery at 760.723.1330, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.fallbrookbrandongallery.org. African Violet Society Meeting to be Held in Vista – The San Diego North County African Violet Society will meet on Tuesday, February 14th, at 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Vista Library, in the Community room at the west side of the Library. The program will be given by Barbara Conrad on How to make a container garden using at least one blooming African Violet. The Culture Class will be by Pamela
Skelton voiced in his own words: “These theaters to me were always like great temples. When they started tearing them down, it was like destroying a cathedral to me. And I felt always like royalty because I held court there with all those people in front of me.”
These early vaudeville houses were the proving grounds that nurtured him as a performer; sculpted him; schooled his comedic genius by polishing his rough routines into smooth priceless gems for his live audiences. These vaudeville houses, these monuments to America’s historic performing arts legacy . . . they were now no more.
The new era of entertainment was on the horizon, and its name was radio. For many vaudevillians, they were unable to make a successful transition from stage to airwaves and, consequently, many a career came to a cruel ending. The fruitful ones, the golden ones, like the Bob Hopes, the Jack Bennys, Fred Allens, Milton Berles, and the Red Skeltons made it through these treacherous career waters. But radio remained a new challenge that had to be met. For example, Red Skelton could no longer be seen as a visual clown on live radio, nor have his irresistible facial expressions laughed at because now only his voice was carried through the airwaves. His act was suddenly confined only to sound and not sight to millions of radio listeners across America. This new formidable challenge proved fatal to many vaudeville performers who could never feel comfortable performing for just a microphone and holding scripted pages in their hands. It all suddenly seemed artificial despite the eventual presence of a meager radio studio audience. Radio was especially fatal to the countless thousands of burlesque and vaudeville visual performers and entertainers such as acrobats, jugglers, contortion-
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Vista Center to Hold Super Bowl Luncheon - The Gloria McClellan Center at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive will hold a Valentine’s Day Bingo Bonanza Buffet on Tuesday, February 14th at 11:15am; $10 gift card prizes! Lunch at noon is chicken béarnaise, baked potato, Scandinavian vegetables, house salad, roll, and a pear crisp. Suggested donation is $4.00 for those over 60 years old; $8 fee for those under 60 years of age. Reservation required one day prior by 1pm, at 760-643-5288. COGG Luncheon on Tuesday, February 14th – Cyber Crime, Don’t be a Victim. This is your opportunity to learn how to avoid cyber crime with Sergeant Mark Varnau, a 30-year veteran of the San Diego County Sheriff ’s Department, and currently the Law Enforcement Coordinator for the District Attorney’s C.A.T.C.H. Team. C.A.T.C.H. is the Computer and Technology Crime Hightech Response Team which investigates Cyber and High Tech Crime in San Diego County. Sergeant Varnau has over 25 years of investigative experience and is an expert on cyber crime, fraud and scams. He will focus on what individuals can do as consumers to protect themselves from online fraud and scams. A buffet lunch will be served at the meeting on Tuesday, February 14, at Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway, Rancho Bernardo. Doors open at 11:30am, lunch at 12noon. Cost for non-members is $25/person. Make reservations by Friday, February 10th. For more information or reservations, contact Rose Marie Dishman at 858.486.0119, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Carl DeMaio to Speak at Republican
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ists, clowns, plate spinners, dancers, animal acts, etc. These acts had to be seen, not heard.
For Red Skelton, even though he could no longer pantomime on the radio or buffoon with outrageous facial gestures which could not be seen, he nevertheless unleashed an unending bag of tricks and vocalizations that proved breathtaking in its scope of genius. He knew how to paint pictures with words for the millions of radio listeners so they could better visualize his physical gestures with minimal effort. He further explains his formula of success: “Well, because all of my jokes I did on radio were visual.” One of his characters named “Junior, the Mean Widdle Kid” was a classic example: “Junior! What are you doing? Are you pulling that cat’s tail?” And Junior would answer: “No, I’m not pulling that cat’s tail. I’m just holding onto it – he’s doing all the pulling!” Radio listeners were struck silly with laughter. As Skelton explains, “Well, it’s a joke you could ‘see.’” Some great comedians were reluctant players on radio, such as the mighty Fred Allen who often said of radio, “I don’t hold with furniture that talks.” For Red Skelton, radio was just another playground upon which he could cavort as a little child. And he brought along all of his imaginary friends. He knew not only how to paint pictures for millions of radio listeners, he left no stone unturned by creating a colorful cast of characters who not only made you laugh at their funny antics but whose names, by themselves, even sounded funny: Bolivar Shagnasty (the loudmouthed braggart),
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The Paper • Page 4 • February 9, 2017 Son Allegedly Murders His Mother in Escondido Homicide
On February 1, 2017, at approximately 6:40 P.M. Escondido Police and Fire responded to the 400 block of N. Hickory St regarding a possible deceased person. Once on scene, a male subject, David McGee (11-9-91), having what was later determined to be self-inflicted wounds, was detained due to his injuries and suspicious nature of the call. Upon further investigation, McGee’smother, Rebecca Apodaca (0121-62),was found inside of an apartment with injuries consistent with being the victim of a homicide.
McGee was transported to Palomar Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and placed under arrest for First Degree Murder. This investigation is on-going. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Escondido Police Detective Ross Umstotat 760-839-4463. Vehicle forcibly taken from dog walking victim
On February 3 at 5:38 a.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department was called to the area of Marron Road and Monroe Avenue. The caller, a 46 year old male, reported that he had his vehicle stolen from an unknown suspect. The suspect was described as an unknown race male wearing a dark colored hoodie.
Officers responded to the area and located the victim. Investigating officers found that the victim had his vehicle forcibly taken from him after he returned from taking his dog for a walk. The victim stated that he was in his vehicle at the time of the contact and was forcibly taken out and thrown to the
ground. No weapons were seen by the victim at the time of the incident.
injured in an early morning crash in Oceanside Saturday.
Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect and vehicle.
Officers determined that the motorcycle did not successfully complete a turn at the intersection.
The victim sustained no injuries from the incident. The vehicle taken is described as a black newer model Dodge four door pickup with a purple heart California license plate #17PH27. A search for the suspect and vehicle and an investigation into why the vehicle was taken is ongoing. Suspicious Package at the Premium Outlet Stores
CARLSBAD, Calif. – on February 4, at 7:13 p.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department was called to a suspicious package at the Premium Outlet Stores in the 5600 block of Paseo Del Norte. Security for the Outlet Stores were told by a passing customer of a bag that possibly had a bomb inside it. The bag was a medium sized suitcase left in the parking lot next to a car. The owners of the car were contacted and told the police that the suitcase was not theirs. A portion of the parking lot was closed and nearby stores were evacuated.
The San Diego County Sheriff ’s Department Bomb / Arson Unit was called to assist and responded. The Bomb Unit examined the contents of the suitcase and determined that nothing unsafe was inside. The parking lot and surrounding stores were opened back-up at 8:53 p.m. Two seriously injured in Oceanside motorcycle crash
Two motorcycle riders were seriously
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Our brilliant and prolific writer, Friedrich Gomez, has delivered another gem for your reading pleasure. He has this week’s cover story (his 65th) which deals with the brilliant comic/clown Red Skelton. Not well known is the fact that Red Skelton would occasionally stop at the old Fireside Restaurant in Escondido while on trips from San Diego to Palm Springs.
I never met the man but admired his work and talent. ••••• Changing of the Guard: Our beloved Grande Newspaper Delivery Specialist who has served Palomar East and Palomar West Mobile Home Parks in San Marcos has decided to retire. Hal Brehe is entitled. You see, he is about to have his 91st birthday! We marveled at how efficient he was in
In addition to his age beginning to creep up on him . . . he found the love of his life and got married about eight weeks ago. He and the lovely Elaine Molina are now husband and wife and I can readily understand why he’d want to stay home with her rather then travel all over the park, delivering The Paper. Park residents will surely miss him, all decked out in yellow shirt and safety hat, yellow bike, and a flag flying so all could see him coming. He had a big wire basket in the front of his bike where he’d load the papers and then with his “push-scooter” would make his rounds - usually finishing all 800 coaches in the two mobile home parks in one day! That’s an accomplishment for a young person of under 50, let alone a Super Senior of 90+! Our best wishes go out to Hal and Elaine. He will be missed. He’ll be around for the next two weeks until we find someone to take his place.
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The riders, a 46 year-old man and a 39year-old woman passenger, were ejected from their motorcycle after it ran into a curb on Pacific Street near Breakwater Way at 1:45 a.m., Oceanside police said.
The 2003 Harley Davidson may have been speeding, and alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crash, police said. Both riders were taken to a hospital with serious injuries and are expected to survive. Swamped Humane Society cuts off adoption requests for Yorkies
Officers removed 80 Yorkshire Terrier and terrier mixes from a feces-filled house in Poway. The dogs were living among the feces and urine that covered the floors and walls of the four-bedroom house. After being flooded with requests, the San Diego Humane Society has stopped accepting applications to adopt about 90 of the more than 120 Yorkies rescued last month from the home of an elderly Poway couple.
More than 1,600 people have already submitted applications, according to Humane Society officials, who had originally planned to keep accepting the paperwork until noon Saturday. The agency will review the applications and forward the ones that are approved into a lottery system, said spokeswoman Kelli Schry.
ing quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago,
And I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all… and I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams… but, here it is… the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise…
How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember well … seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like… but, here it is …
My friends are retired and getting grey … they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me … but, I see the great change … not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant … but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we’d be. Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore … it’s mandatory! ‘Cause if I don’t on my own free will… I just fall asleep where I sit! And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all
A Reply to a Letter to the Editor
I sincerely wish to thank Ms. Eileen Fernandez of San Diego for her wonderful email to The Paper's Letters to the Editor, regarding my front cover story, "America's Silent Majority, the GermanAmerican," published Jan. 26, 2017. Ms. Fernandez confronted a quote from author, Erik Kirschbaum, which I included in my storyline. The quote in question from Kirschbaum made a similar comparison of German-American persecutions in early America to the more contemporary persecutions of Muslims in our country in more recent times. Fernandez brings up beautiful power points that cite fundamental differences that negate the comparisons on various grounds of reasoning (you can read Eileen Fernandez' opinion in the Feb. 2, 2017 edition of Letters to the Editor). I happen to strongly and fully
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the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability. To go and do things that I wish I had done but never did! Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn’t done … things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I’m happy to have done. It’s all in a lifetime … so, if you’re not in your winter yet let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think.
Whatever you would like to accomplish in your life, please do it quickly! Don’t put things off too long! Life goes by quickly. so, do what you can today as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not!
You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life so live for today and say all the things you want your loved ones to remember and hope they appreciate and love you for all the things you have done for them in all the years past!
Life is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one. And, remember “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold or silver.”
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and said, “Ten thousand wouldn’t buy that one.” Skelton told the clerk, “Well, I’m one of the ten thousand who wouldn’t buy that.”
Willy Lump Lump (the drunk), Junior the Mean Widdle Kid, Cauliflower McPugg (the punch drunk fighter), San Fernando Red (the conman with political ambitions), and the dim-witted country bumpkin, Clem Kadiddlehopper, to cite only a few examples. By October 7, 1941 Red Skelton had his own radio show, “The Raleigh Cigarette Program” and all these imaginary characters he created helped get him there. The bandleader for this radio show was an unknown individual with aspirations of his own. His name was Ozzie Nelson who would someday find his own niche in show business by starring in his own television series, “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” (1952–1966) with his real-life family which included famed pop (and rock ‘n’ roll) singer, Ricky Nelson.
He found humor in everything, even in his early vaudeville days when he was struggling just to stay alive. “There’s no business like show business. You’d find a star on your door with your name on it. God, I remember they’d put stars on the doors in chalk – and then after the first show they’d go by with a sponge (Skelton breaks into loud laughter) – and they would wipe it all off!”
Some early vaudevillians started very young, such as Rose Marie (who would become a cast member on television’s “The Dick Van Dyke Show”). Looking back at her early start in vaudeville, Rose Marie quipped: “I started when I was 3years-old, singing songs. I didn’t do too much before then – just hung around the house.”
Like Donald O’Connor and others, Red Skelton found show business in his blood very early on: “My first break was when I went with R. E. Lewis’s Medicine Show. I was 10 years old,” Skelton remembers. Skelton’s true age during these real-life episodes remain sketchy. Author, Wesley Hyatt, notes that there has been a long dispute over the years of Red Skelton’s birth. Hyatt suggests, as do many others, that during his time, because he began working at such an early age that Skelton may have claimed he was older than he actually was in order to gain employment. In Skelton’s case, employment was a life-and-death struggle and a requirement to help rescue his family which was poverty-struck. He would have had every excuse to fudge his true age, considering the dire circumstances surrounding his immediate family. Red Skelton’s radio career began in 1937 when he made a guest appearance on “The Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour.” But he was most eager to segue into television
Red Skelton once offered a most rare insight into his power and ability to create a seemingly endless parade of immortal characters, all of whom America (and the rest of the world) fell deeply in love with. As a prolific artist who started painting in 1943 and who would eventually produce over 1,000 oil paintings of clowns, Skelton said that his paintings strengthened his comedy performances and provided him with unbounded imagination by allowing him to “better visualize the imaginary props used in his pantomime routines.” He was a most extraordinary man with most extraordinary creative resources. Also, he was just naturally funny in real life, just as he was on stage. Once, while visiting a Chicago department store he noticed an abstract painting that he described as “a bunch of blotches.” When he asked how much it was selling for the store clerk sniffed in snob-like fashion
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and total nervous breakdown. His nervous collapse left him hospitalized with a serious stuttering problem which only time would heal. Less than a year later, while still in the Army, Red Skelton married second wife, actress Georgia Maureen Davis, on March 9, 1945 in Beverly Hills, California. The marriage would yield almost complete destruction for the legendary clown, Red Skelton. How he survived the ordeal remains a ponderous question mark in his life. The couple had two children, one year apart. A daughter, Valentina, was born on May 5, 1947 and then a son, Richard, born on May 20, 1948. At the height of Red Skelton’s popularity, his 9-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia (blood cancer). Both parents were, emotionally, on the brink of death. No news in the entire cosmos could have possibly been worse for them. Skelton no longer wished to work. He lost interest in performing. He only wished to stay close to his son, who he continued to make laugh with his clown-like antics. Struck with deadly leukemia, little Richard fully knew his days with his daddy were numbered. He had often asked about death. He cherished nothing more than to continue to have his daddy close to him, each and every day, along with his mother.
Despite Skelton’s versatility and ingenious career successes, his Achilles heel was managing his own income. His first of three wives, Edna Marie Stillwell (married 1931– divorced 1943), remained the manager of his financial funds long after their marriage ended. They remained close, personal friends, leaving the divorce court arm-in-arm in 1943. Edna remembers how Red spent his money recklessly. He once had a checking account with a $5,000 balance (equivalent to over $83,000 today); five days later a call from the bank told Edna that the account was overdrawn. From that day forward, Edna placed husband Red Skelton on a weekly allowance of $75 (equal to over $1,300 today). Edna wisely managed his money, making fruitful investments such as in real estate and remained his advisor until 1952. The couple never discussed the reason(s) for their divorce.
Red Skelton’s personal life soonafter resembled a roller coaster ride. He had many unpredicted perils and turn-ofevents which would plague him. His divorce from his first wife meant that he lost his marriage-deferment status and was re-classified as 1-A for the draft. His last radio show for The Raleigh Cigarette Program was on June 6, 1944. The very next day he was formally inducted into the U. S. Army where he was assigned to the Entertainment Corps which would prove his undoing. Performing as many as a dozen grueling shows a day for troops in both the United States and Europe he was soon driven to utter exhaustion. Then, it happened. He was hit hard with a complete
Then, something most extraordinary happened. Something most unexpected. His little boy, Richard, who carried his true name and the same DNA as his daddy, chose to sacrifice himself in much the same way Red Skelton did as a little boy, long ago, when he left home so that he would no longer be a burden to his mother in Vincennes, Indiana. Little
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9-year-old Richard knew his daddy made people happy through laughter, so he told Red Skelton to promise to return to his television show so that he could help countless other people be happy, too. Collapsing on his son’s bed and hugging his child Red Skelton was reduced to tears. His son would sacrifice precious hours away from his daddy, so that a greater number of people could laugh. Red Skelton would be held fast to his son’s promise – he would honor his son’s last request of him.
The death of son, Richard Skelton, in 1958, devastated the psyche of both parents, as well as that of his little 11year-old sister, Valentina who was, quite simply, too young to ever understand.
Remarkably, Red Skelton’s performances as a clown belied the undercurrent of tragedy and unhealed pain which he carried, unnoticed, throughout his life in the recesses of his heart. He was brilliant on stage, earning worldwide recognition and applause as the unequalled master of mirth and joy. His achievements as America’s premier clown staggers the imagination and makes one weak behind the knees: Royal Command Performances in England and before members of the United Nations, two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Golden Globe Award recipient, Emmy Awards for Best Comedy Program and Best Comedian, a special Emmy Award for “Outstanding Achievement In Comedy.” Red Skelton had arrived on the world stage as the undisputed master of his craft. He was never more profoundly brilliant. But, how was all this possible?
After all, his own son had been cruelly taken away from his loving arms. Tragedy had done its most evil deed, leaving the clown of clowns reduced to a carcass of wailing arms and dreadful cries to the high heavens. From the debris of his broken and suffering life, how was this possible? How was Red Skelton more supremely funny than at any other time of his illustrious career, earning awards and standing ovations at command performances before royalty and presidents? The key to answering that question is that Skelton was no longer just a single person performing – he was now performing for two people. He would forever keep his little boy’s promise of making other people laugh.
Few knew of these precious inner secrets. Even diehard Red Skelton fans, to this day, are unaware of these motivating, unseen forces at work. After his son’s death, Red Skelton gently lifted a pair of his sons little eyeglasses and never wished for that part of his son to ever be far from his comedy routines. From that day onward, whenever Red Skelton performed his character, “George Appleby” (the meek, bespectacled, henpecked husband), he always wore his son Richard’s pair of glasses. Not only as a physical reminder to always keep his son’s dying wish to make people happy, but to also keep a physical part of his son with him while he is actually keeping that promise on stage. Red Skelton often felt that both he and his lost son were peering through those same eyeglasses. Together. But, life is forever unpredictable.
On May 10, 1976, his wife, Georgia Skelton, committed suicide by gunshot on the 28th anniversary of their son Richard’s death from leukemia. She was 54 years old. For months, Red Skelton mourned her passing. All his professional activities and plans were put on
hold. Skelton, became the saddest of clowns. Memories of his precious son resurfaced to re-open old scarred wounds. He remembered how his son 9-year-old son, Richard, asked him: “Daddy, what happens after people die?” Tears had welled up in Red Skelton’s eyes. He told his young boy: “They join a parade and start marching.” He was caught off guard and that was the best answer he could serve up at the time. These and other memories returned to haunt him. He remembered how he refused to dismantle his little boy’s model train set after he passed on. It was moved to a storeroom where it remained intact and undisturbed.
These were ways to remain connected to his past loved ones. Even Red Skelton’s father, whom he regretted never knowing because he died before Red’s birth, was recreated. As a young boy, Red Skelton sat his mama down and asked about his daddy being a clown with the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus. If Red would never be able to meet his father, then he could join him in being a clown, also. He copied his papa’s clown makeup and performed his routines, as described by his mother. In this way, the young boy, Red Skelton, could recreate and connect with the daddy he never had. It was a very personal re-creation which he delayed sharing with his vast audiences until later years. Finally, Red Skelton revealed his daddy’s character in 1952 in the form of “Freddy the Freeloader.” It was the exact makeup as described by Skelton’s mother. But, until that year, his daddy only belonged to Red.
Skelton always preferred to be called a clown rather than a comic: “A comedian goes out and hits people right on. A clown uses pathos. He can be funny, then turn right around and reach people and touch them with what life is like,” he once said.
When Skelton performed for over 600 diplomats from the United Nations -the representatives from 39 nations -- he included a most touching pantomime sequence of an old man watching a parade pass by. The sketch had its origins from the question his son had asked him regarding what happens after people leave this world. Skelton said we all join a parade. In the U.N. sketch, the old man watches the parade, removing his hat and saluting at times when the American flag passes; waves wildly to parade participants; and laughs as he points excitedly all while enjoying the procession. At the final end of the parade, when the last parade person walks past . . . the old man slowly, awkwardly, gets behind and joins them as they walk off into the distance and out of sight. Most every eye in the audience was moist with tears. It was a slice of life offered up to the delegates of the United Nations who sat spellbound. There suddenly were no barriers for the diplomats from 39 different countries; no translator headphones were required because there were – for one shining moment – no barriers of language, race, color, or culture. They all understood the simplicity that only emotions can convey, far more powerfully than any words.
At life’s end, we all join another journey or parade of sorts – define it as you wish. But, in the end, we must all leave this spinning blue marble of ours and march off to greener pastures, as many believe.
In 1978, Red Skelton was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for in Contributions “Outstanding Entertainment.” He knew the acceptance was for both himself and his little son, Richard, who was the sparkplug which drove him onward. When the audience
rose in a resounding, deafening standing ovation, Red Skelton was so emotionally moved that he hugged his award so tightly that it broke. He momentarily looked upward and smiled as if to acknowledge to little Richard, “We dood it!” (“We Dood It,” was a longstanding trademark phrase of Red Skelton and also the title of one of his hit movies.) The great Red Skelton stayed active for many years after his glorious triumphs in burlesque, vaudeville, radio, television, and motion pictures. He continued touring and performing as many as 125 live shows a year until 1993, when he turned 80 years old.
He finally died on September 17, 1997 at the age of 84.
He had left a most astounding legacy: he had composed over 8,000 songs and symphonies, produced over 1,000 oil paintings of clowns, wrote short stories, scripted commercials, and more. He had even composed many march songs which were used by over 10,000 high schools and college bands around the country. Accolades poured in from around the world after his death.
Combating the Heroin Epidemic
My Assembly Bill 182, the Heroin and Opioid Public Education (HOPE) Act helps to combat the growth of heroin and Opioid abuse throughout California. Heroin, a cheaper equivalent to Opioids, has become widely available and, unfortunately, California is now ground zero in this escalating epidemic.
Heroin use has increased across the United States in all age groups and all income levels. Use of the drug has more than doubled for young adults ages 18 – 25 in recent years, while Opioid-related deaths, including prescription medication, have become the third largest cause of accidental deaths in the United States, after auto accidents and poisoning. But the sad fact is that many parents don't know what to look for to protect their kids. The HOPE Act will require the State Department of Health Care Services to develop and oversee a comprehensive multicultural pub-
France’s greatest mime, Marcel Marceau said: “Red, you are eternal for me and the millions of people you made laugh and cry. May God bless you forever, my great and precious companion. I will never forget that silent world we created together.” Groucho Marx called him “the most logical successor to (Charlie) Chaplin.” Kings, queens and presidents lined up to give him praise. Even the Soviet Union (during the height of the Cold War era) had bestowed rare and precious honor to him when he still walked the Earth. But, perhaps the most touching accolades of all came from the countless the millions of everyday folk (both adults and children) who grew up with him. His fans who laughed, cried, and loved him. He wished more than anything else – to simply make people laugh. Red Skelton once said: “I just want to be known as a clown. Because to me that’s the height of my profession. It means you can do everything – sing, dance and above all, make people laugh.” Red Skelton did all of that and much more. From his early poverty beginnings as a little boy in Vincennes, Indiana, he miraculously traversed a most remarkable and unexpected journey that saw him blossom into America’s premier clown . . . who ended up belonging to the entire world.
Looking back at his own long life, Skelton never stopped being funny: “I don’t know where I’ve been, or what I’ve done, but -- I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.” Finally, at long last, Red Skelton has joined that parade he once told his son,
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lic education program to describe the effects and warning signs of heroin use and Opioid medication abuse to assist the public in identifying when help is needed and the pathways that are available for individuals seeking help. The bill would require the dissemination of information by using available media to appeal to different target audiences. My bill also requires monitoring, including surveys, focus groups and regular reports to the Governor and Legislature to gauge the Act’s impact. The costs associated with drug abuse are incalculable. Broken families, deaths and injury, the rising number of homeless persons, increasing dropout rates, crime, the related costs of law enforcement and incarceration, all factor into the massive societal cost of Opioid abuse in our state and nation. This abuse does not discriminate.
The HOPE Act addresses the continuing battle against drug abuse and addiction.
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Richard, about. There is an old saying that the only constant in life is change. Red Skelton ended his shows with a constant; he always repeated his signature farewell: “Thank you and may God bless.”
That constant never changed. He may have said it in different ways and even in different languages to different audiences but it always came out the same. Skelton was often fond of repeated something else during his lifetime: “I personally believe that each of us was put here for a purpose – to build not to destroy. If I can make people smile, then I have served my purpose for God.” America’s premier clown has certainly served his purpose.
With love . . . Friedrich Gomez
The author, Friedrich Gomez
Editor’s Note: This is the 65th cover story written by Friedrich Gomez. We love his stories (as we know you do) because of his extensive research and his ability to weave data from that research into a remarkable story.
Here’s hoping for at least another 65 stories from Friedrich Gomez!
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agree with Fernandez' stance and (opinion). In researching my story I included the quote/comparison from Kirschbaum because of its integral relevance to the subject matter; it is also an opinion that Mr. Kirschbaum strongly believes in. I dutifully quoted him in proper context -- however, I do not share his opinion in this one specific regard (c.f. between these two ethnic groups during times of persecution in America). Not all Americans agree on everything; we are not a monolithic species. However, within the verbiage of Eileen Fernandez' Letter to the Editor, I must confess that I am very proud of her stance, not because I fully subscribe to its contents (always have held this same opinion), but, because she is a selfempowered American who is unafraid to liberate herself by voicing her genuine beliefs and God-given opinions. Bravo, I say to a kindred spirit who goes by the name of Eileen Fernandez. Bravo!
/s/Warmest Regards, Friedrich Gomez Dear Sir:
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Club of Ocean Hills – On Wednesday, February 15th, Reformer and Radio Host Carl DeMaio will be the speaker at the Republican Club of Ocean Hills. He will present “Politics and the Economy in the Wake of the 2016 Elections: What to Expect and How it Will Impact You.” Currently host of The DeMaio Report, heard daily on AM-600 KOGO, DeMaio provides investigative journalism and inside knowledge with an eye on solutions. Additionally, in his new position as Chairman of Reform California, he is focused on state-wide fiscal reform policies. He started his first company at age 23, and turned his business success into a lifelong crusade to improve the performance, transparency, efficiency and accountability of government at all levels. In 2008 he was elected to a seat on the San Diego City Council. In 2012, he led a citizens campaign to quality and pass the “Comprehensive Pension Reform” Initiative to switch San Diego from a Defined Benefit Pension Plan to a 401(K) retirement program. The Republican Club of Ocean Hills (RCOH) believes in Republican values. They meet the third Wednesday of each month at the Broken Yolk Care, 2434 Vista Way, Oceanside. The Meet and Greet, and the optional lunch purchased individually from the restaurant menu, is from 12 noon to 12:45pm. DeMaio will speak at 12:45pm. There is no charge to attend. RSVP by contacting Colleen at 760.842.8735. Check out the Republican Club of Ocean Hills on Facebook. NARFE Association Meeting in Oceanside - The National Active and Retired Federal Employee (NARFE) Association will host Matthew Parcasio as the speaker from the Aging and Independence Services. AIS provides many senior programs throughout the county and he will provide an overview of these AIS programs and resources at the monthly chapter meeting on Thursday, February 16th, at the Oceanside Senior Center, 455 Country Club Lane, from 2pm-3pm. Light refreshments will be provided. The meeting is free and open to the public. NARFE will conduct a business meeting from 1:30-2pm. NARFE is a non-profit organization that works in the best interest of all Federal employees and retirees and their families. Visit www.narfechapter706.org.
Center to Hold Free Connected Smartphone Class - The Gloria McClellan Center will hold a free Connected Smartphone class from 10 to 11:30am on Friday, February 17th at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista. Have you ever wondered what your smartphone is really capable of ? Whether you’re interested in the basics like Wi-Fi and email, or ready to conquer more advanced topics like “apps” and accessories, join us for a class using your own smartphone. We’ll cover exciting new features like health and fitness tracking and answer any questions you may have. To reserve, call 760.643.5281.
Vista Center Monthly Matinee – On Friday, February 17, at 1pm, the Gloria McClellan Center at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, will screen a new movie release. Free movie and refreshments. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. For movie title, call 760.643.5282.
Epic Teen Nights: Party at the Park The City of Carlsbad presents Epic Teen Nights: Party at the Park on Saturday, February 18, from 5 to 9pm, at Calavera Hills Community Center. Parents can drop off kids, ages 10-14, for a fun-filled night of age-appropriate activities, including a blacklight dance room, a game truck with a Rock Band stage, Zorb ball races, a movie, laser tag and more. Participants can also Instagram shots from the photo booth and compete in various contests. Only students in sixth grade and older are allowed to attend, and participants may need to show a school ID. City staff and U.S. Marine Corps volunteers will chaperone the event. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Tickets are $8 and available at the door or at
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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
In April 1925, Scott met Ernest Hemingway in Paris. Hemingway and Scott Fitzgerald became good friends, but Zelda and Hemingway disliked each other from their very first meeting. Hemingway told Scott he thought Zelda was crazy. It was through Hemingway, however, the Fitzgeralds were introduced to much of the expatriate community of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and others. In April 1930, Zelda was admitted to a sanatorium in France where, she was diagnosed as a schizophrenic. In September 1931, the Fitzgeralds returned to Montgomery.
The Tragic, Gifted Lives of The Fitzgeraldss
If ever there was an example of success ruining two lives it was the tragic fame of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, born in St. Paul, Minn., on Sept. 24, 1896, was an early 20th century author whose novels and short stories centered around the Jazz Age of the twenties and thirties. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. However, his wife, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, was essential to Scott’s success for being his collaborative muse.
Scott Fitzgerald is considered a member of the so-called "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: “This Side of Paradise,” (1920“The Beautiful and Damned,” (1922)“The Great Gatsby,” (1925) and “Tender Is the Night,” (1934). A fifth, unfinished novel, “The Love of the Last Tycoon,” was published posthumously (1951). The bulk of Fitzgerald’s work was dozens of magazine short stories.
Born in Montgomery, Ala., Zelda was a Southern-turned New York socialite who influenced the writing of her husband. Reportedly, Zelda met Scott at a Montgomery, Ala., country club dance which he later portrayed in his 1925 novel “The Great Gatsby,” when he describes Jay Gatsby's first encounter with Daisy Buchanan. On Feb. 14, 1919, he was discharged from the military and went north to establish himself as a writer in New York City. After being married, Scott and Zelda quickly became celebrities of New York society for the success of his first novel, “This Side of Paradise.” Because of their wild and drunken parties, they were ordered to leave both the Biltmore Hotel and the Commodore Hotel. In 1924, they went to France where Scott wrote “The Great Gatsby.”
In 1932, while being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Zelda had a burst of creativity. She wrote an entire novel and sent it to Scott's pub lisher. When Scott read Zelda's book, he was furious. The book was a semiautobiographical account of the Fitzgeralds' marriage. In letters, Scott berated her and fumed the novel had drawn upon the autobiographical material that he planned to use in “Tender Is the Night,” which he'd been working on for years, and which would finally see publication in 1934.
In 1937, Zelda remained in an Asheville, N.C., hospital while Scott returned to Hollywood for a $1,000-aweek job with MGM. Without Zelda's knowledge, he began a serious affair with the popular movie columnist Sheilah Graham.
After a drunken and violent fight with Graham in 1938, Scott returned to Asheville. Then the Fitzgeralds went to Cuba, but the trip was a disaster even by their standards. Scott was beaten up when he tried to stop a cockfight and returned to the U.S. so intoxicated and exhausted that he had to be hospitalized. After that fiasco, the Fitzgeralds never saw each other again. Scott returned to Hollywood and Graham; Zelda returned to the hospital, but in 1940, she was released, nearing her 40th birthday. Zelda’s friends were long gone, and Scott no longer had much money. He was increasingly embittered by his own failures and his old friend Ernest Hemingway's continued success made him furious, nonetheless they wrote each other frequently until Scott's death in December 1940. Zelda was unable to attend his funeral in Rockville, Md.
On the night of March 10, 1948, in the Asheville mental hospital where Zelda was back as a patient for manic depression, a fire broke out in the hospital’s kitchen. Zelda had been locked into a room, awaiting electroshock therapy. The fire spread to every floor, including the wooden fire escapes. Zelda and eight other women died. Her death went barely noticed – she was 48. Their tragic lives are best mirrored in Scott’s “The Great Gatsby.”
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Representative of Young Republicans to Speak in North County - On Monday, February 20th, Greg Cody from the San Diego Young Republicans will be the speaker at the North County Republican Coalition (NCRC) meeting.
he goal of the San Diego Young Republicans (SDYR) is to grow the Republican Party through volunteerism, education and leadership. The group is committed to activating the next generation
of party leadership by supporting fresh ideas and candidates and engaging young professionals in the political process. Greg will address how the Young Republicans and NCRC can cooperate on programs to support each club’s objectives. In addition, February is NCRC’s organizational meeting for the adoption of proposed bylaws amendments and election of officers. NCRC promotes local Republican candidates and conservative issues in North County, and meets the third Monday of each month at 6pm at the Veterans Association of North County Resource Center (VANC), 1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 92054. There is no charge to attend. Please RSVP by contacting Ben Sullivan at email@example.com or call 760.583.3579. Indicate if you wish to purchase dinner for $14, cash or check only. Check out North County Republican Coalition on Facebook. "Chocolate Lovers Fest" is Theme of Christian Women's Club Meeting - The San Marcos-Vista Christian Women's Club will meet for their luncheon on Monday, February 20th at 11:30am at Meadowlark Community Church, 1819 Redwing St., San Marcos. Cost of the luncheon is $15, inclusive. The special speaker, Sharon Simonian from Laguna Nigel, has a "Sweet Deal" as a high achieving, gifted, inspirational, and motivational speaker, and she will answer the question, "What is a category three gift? The special feature, "The Sweet Shoppe" is a presentation by Cindi Dunscomb from Oceanside, and you will see an array of chocolates, teas, coffees, and other delectable treats from Chocolate Discoveries. Entertainment will be some "Soulful Songs" by Steve Davidson from Oceanside, who will fill our hearts with loving, warm and soulful songs as we sing and hum along with him. You won't want to miss this special program for chocolate lovers. Come sample some chocolates, along with all the rest of the program. Bring a friend. The club has no membership or dues. Reservations needed by Monday, February 16, for the
lunch. Walk-ins welcome. The luncheon is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries/Christian Women's Club. For more info, visit www.stonecroft.org. For reservations, call Donna at 760.432.0772 or Linda at 760.685.1588.
Fallbrook Chorale is Starting Rehearsals – Are you looking for a fun and enjoyable way to give back to the community? Do you love to sing? The Fallbrook Chorale is starting to rehearse for this year's spring program and concerts. The Chorale encourages you to join them as they start this season, under the direction of Danny Lang and two accompanists, Jean Dixon and Patti Lang. Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, February 21, and continue every Tuesday from 7-9pm at the Community Baptist Church, 731 S. Stage Coach Lane, Fallbrook (corner of Reche Rd.). We will be preparing for a 30 minute program of Cowboy music to be performed at our annual fundraiser to be held Saturday, April 8th, from 2-6pm, in Fallbrook, as well as for our
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fer two dollars apiece and made a profit of $998."
The farmer said, "My Lord, didn't any one complain?" Curtis said, "Well, the feller who won got upset. So we gave him his two dollars back."
Curtis and Leroy now work for the government. ••••• Limit all U.S. politicians to two Terms. One in office One in prison.
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••••• Dance floors terrify me. I prefer floors that lie perfectly still. ••••• I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. ~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952 ••••• Decided I needed a little more peace and quiet in my life so I bought myself a phoneless cord. ••••• So I got home, and the phone was ringing, I picked it up, and said: "Who's speaking please?"
And a voice said: "You are." ••••• One day, a long, long time ago, there lived a beautiful woman who would never bitch, complain, or gripe.
Spring Concert of Broadway music to be held Saturday, June 10, at 2pm at the Bob Burton Performing Arts Center in Fallbrook. Please join us prior to the first rehearsal on 2/21 for a pot-luck at 5:30pm, or come at 6:30pm to get your music and have a brief audition to determine part placement. We'd love to have you! The Fallbrook Chorale is a Non-Profit entity bringing choral music to Fallbrook and surrounding communities.
Oceanside Business Alert! – Re: Fire Inspection Fraud Protection. The City of Oceanside wants business owners to be aware of unsolicited inspections regarding fire protection systems and areas related to fire safety. Businesses in Oceanside and surrounding areas have been victimized recently by individuals claiming to have been sent by the “Fire Marshal” or “Fire Department”
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But that was a long, long time ago. And it was only that one day. ••••• It seems I can't do anything right. As I booked into a hotel, I said to the receptionist, "I hope the porn channel in my room is disabled." "
No," she said, "It's regular porn, you sick bastard." ••••• THE RABBIT'S FOOT GOT HIM KILLED IT WILL DO NOTHING FOR YOU. ••••• Georgia: The owner of a golf course in Georgia was confused about paying an invoice, so he decided to ask his secretary for some mathematical help. He called her into his office and said, “Y’all graduated from the University of Georgia and I need some help. If I wuz to give yew $20,000, minus 14%, how much would you take off ?”
The secretary thought a moment, and then replied, “Everthang but my earrings.” ••••• The thought just occurred to me that to a short, ugly, albino midget, I am tall, dark and handsome. ••••• You should probably take everything I say with a grain of salt. And lime. And shot of tequila. ••••• No, I wasn't playing Devil's Advocate. I really think your idea is stupid.
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to conduct inspections. Fire inspections are conducted by Oceanside Fire Department (OFD) personnel dressed in a uniform with a Fire Department patch and a badge that clearly identifies them as a City of Oceanside employee, and they carry a City of Oceanside Fire Department identification card. They do not have any issues producing proper ID or a business card, and they will be driving a vehicle with clear markings, including a City seal. They do not accept any payment on site. If you have reason to believe t6hat the inspection being conducted is not by a City employee, contact 760.435.4101. Business Owners Rights: Ask to see proper ID or state licensing credentials for fire protection services. Refuse services if proper ID cannot be provided. Understand exactly what work is to be performed and receive a detailed estimate before consenting to services; never sign a blank invoice. Retain all parts that were replaced. Receive and retain an invoice. Contact the Fire or Police Department for assistance. You can always refuse service and call the Fire Prevention Office at 760.435.4101 to schedule an OFD Inspector.
Zumba with Lynn – The February Class Schedule for Escondido & San Marcos is Zumba for Boomers-Escondido, Park Avenue Community Center, 210 E. Park avenue; 7:15pm, Mondays (no class Feb. 20holiday); 7:15pm, Wednesday, and 8:30am Saturdays. In Lake San Marcos, Zumba for Boomers, St. Mark’s Fitness Center Gallery Room, 1105 Bonita Drive, 5:15pm Tuesdays; 10:30am Saturday (no class Sat., Feb. 11). Zumba Gold, 10:30am Thursdays. For reservations, contact David in the St. Marks Recreation Office, 760.510,3123. New Class, Zumba Gold at Valle Verde Mobile Estates, 11286 Discovery St., San Marcos; 4pm-Tuesday, February 14th and 21st and 9:15am Thursday, March 2nd. Register in class; residents, 4 class punch card $20 or $7/each; non-residents: 4 class punch card $28 or $10/each. Zumba web-
site is Lynn610.zumba.com or call Lynn at 760.741.0401.
Library’s Rincón Literario Book Club to Meet - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, February 25, from 3:30– 4:45pm, in the Library’s Turrentine Room, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, to discuss this month’s selection, Uno más uno/One Plus One by Jojo Moyes, in both English and Spanish. Copies of the book are available for check-out in English and Spanish, and in a variety of formats, including print and eBook. Copies can be reserved at library.escondido.org. Jojo Moyes returns with an opposites-attract love story; a heartwarming story of family dysfunction, devotion, and love; a perfect tale to celebrate February, which is Love Your Library month. Both new and returning members are welcome. Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, March 25, discussing El ruiseñor/The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from Friends of the Library. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information about future Rincón Literario selections and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Senior Library Associate Cecy Rayphole at 760-839-4289 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Patrick’s Concert at San Marcos Heritage Park - The San Marcos Historical Society is hosting a St. Patrick’s Ukulele Concert by the very popular “Sunset Strummers” on Saturday, March 18, at 1pm. This is a free concert and refreshments will be served. San Marcos Heritage Park is located in Walnut Grove Park, 1952 Sycamore Dr, San Marcos, 92069. For more info, contact 760.744.9025.
Women’s Financial Symposium at Rady Children’s Hospital – Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego invites you and a guest
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A Weekly Memo from the Councilmembers of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
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Wisconsin: Home of the Party Animal: Police responding to a complaint of loud noise have cited a Fond du Lac man for “rocking out” to the music of John Denver. ••••• A woman and her ten-year-old son were riding in a taxi. It was raining and all the prostitutes were standing under the awnings. "Mum," said the boy, "What are all those women doing?" "They're waiting for their husbands to get off work", she replied.
The taxi driver turns round and says, "Geez lady, why don't you tell him the truth? They're hookers, boy! They have sex with men for money."
The bedrock of the Escondido business community has long been the downtown business district. No other City in San Diego County has a real, historic downtown like Escondido with as many owner operated shops and restaurants. We all need to support these unique businesses so they can remain a part of the fabric of our community.
Most shoppers are drawn to malls and on-line retailers for convenience. There
His mother, glaring hard at the taxi driver, answers in the affirmative.
After a few minutes, the kid asked, "Mum, what happens to their babies?"
"Most of them become taxi drivers", she said. ••••• I recently spent $2500 on a young Black Angus bull. I put him out with the herd but he just ate grass and wouldn't even look at a cow. I was beginning to suspect he was gay, if that's possible with a bull. Anyhow, I had the Vet come have a look at him. He said the bull was very healthy, but possible a little young, so he gave me some pills to feed him once per day.
The little boy's eyes got wide and he said, "Is that true, Mum?"
Pumps is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 1 year old, 9 pound, female, Domestic Short Hair cat.
Pumps was recently transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from another shelter through the Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS) program. She might do best as the only cat living in her new home.
The $100 adoption fee for Pumps includes medical exam, vaccinations, neuter, and microchip. For more information call 760-7536413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org.
Jay Jay, a 3-year-old Domestic Short Hair, is looking for a family to love. This darling girl is all about her humans. She may be a bit shy at first, as most cats are, but once she gets to know you, she’ll never leave your side. She’ll lean her head into your hand for pets while she purrs and will even give you little licks to show her love. Jay Jay has so much love to give, now she just needs the perfect family to share it with. Jay Jay is available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3450 East Valley Parkway. To learn more about making her part of your family, please call (760) 888-2275. Letters to the Editor? We Love ‘em!
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is nothing special about a gift thousands of other people will also give, purchased from a corporation who likely manufactured it abroad for cheap labor. Hard earned money goes to make a profit for a company that has no investment in Escondido. Meanwhile, in downtown Escondido shop keepers will know you by name. You will find handmade leather goods – belts, wallets, purses. Bicycles – more than you can count. Clothing – designer, handmade, crafted, tailored. Beauty services – salons, spas and products to make you
Holy Cow (YEP)! The bull started to service the cows within two days. All of my cows! He even broke through the fence and bred all my neighbor's cows! He's been breeding just about everything in sight. He's like a machine!
I don't know what the heck was in the pills the Vet gave him, but they kinda taste like peppermint. ••••• Let’s have a moment of silence for all those who are stuck in traffic, on their way to the gym to ride a stationary bicycle. ••••• When I sing in the shower, I sound like Julio Eglesias. When I sing outside the shower, I sound like Elmer Fudd.
gorgeous on the outside. Restaurants of all types – Italian, French, Mexican, Irish, American Diners, German Deli’s and more. There are even several gyms – cross fit and Zumba places to get you into shape.
The point is, we should all try a little harder to support truly local businesses. Find the charm in walking from shop to shop, being greeted by small business owners who will be grateful for your patronage.
Canadians would be chagrined to know how many Americans think a "Vancouver" is a big tarp for your VW microbus. ••••• Apparently, there's a new Wii game that can help the elderly with bladder control. I believe it's called the Wii Wii. ••••• I'm not the complaining type or anything, but thinking back, I remember my parents used to take me to the pet department and tell me it was a zoo. ••••• To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties. ••••• I've always wanted to go to Switzerland to see what the army does with those little red knives.
The Pastor Says . . .
Pastor Hal Seed New Song Community Church, Oceanside
Developing a Killer Marriage
Making and maintaining a great marriage can be a challenge. Psychologists tell us there are six major areas that create tension in marriage. In a recent sermon series, I called these Marriage Killers. Manage these six areas well, and chances are your marriage will improve and the two of you will grow closer. The Six Marriage Killers are: 1. Financial stress - can drain a marriage. 2. Differing parenting styles can divide a marriage. 3. Lack of sexual intimacy can demotivate a marriage. 4. How a man treats a woman – a wife needs love and the focused attention of her hus-
band from time to time. 5. How a woman treats a man – a man needs to feel the admiration of his wife, or he feels like he’s out there alone. 6. Assumptions and expectations – can create unseen barriers in a marriage. We bring unspoken and sometimes unidentified assumptions into every relationship. Not knowing what’s disappointing you can be a discouragement for both parties.
A useful Valentine’s Day discussion might be to sit down together and rank how your marriage is doing on each of these areas. Then lovingly discuss a plan to improve together in your area of highest concern. If you want some help from me, you can visit http://newsongchurch.com/sermons/service-type/oceanside/. I gave simple steps to help with Killers 1-3 in my January 22 message and Killers 4-6 in the January 29 message. Nobody truly gets to live happily ever after, but all marriages can be happier, with some loving attention by both parties. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond
Free blood pressure screenings offered in San Marcos
The City of San Marcos is partnering with San Diego County in the “Love Your Heart” campaign to help residents take charge of their own health by offering free blood pressure screenings.
On Tuesday, Feb. 14 between 10 am and 2 pm, residents will be able to have their blood pressure checked at two San Marcos sites including the San Marcos Senior Activity Center, 111 Richmar Avenue, and the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive. Representatives from San Marcos Fire Department will be on hand to assist with the blood pressure readings while providing heart disease education and awareness.
According to San Diego County Health
officials, one out of every four San Diego adults has been diagnosed with high blood pressure. That equates to over 600,000 San Diegans. Of those diagnosed with high blood pressure, 67% or over 400,000 San Diegans, take medication to control their blood pressure. The City’s participation in the “Love Your Heart” campaign supports the County’s Live Well, San Diego! initiative, which strives to improve the health, safety, and economic wellbeing of every resident in the region.
For more information about free blood pressure screenings in San Marcos, please contact the San Marcos Fire Department at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3410.
To learn more about the “Love You Heart” campaign, please visit www.livewellsd.org.
Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed
to attend the Mabel Jessop Women’s Financial Symposium on Thursday, March 2nd from 9am–1pm, at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, 9700 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 92037. Register online at www.RadyFoundation.org/WFS. Family Conversations Every Woman Needs to Have: Your Important Roles as Daughter, Wife and Mother. Registration & Continental Breakfast at 9am; the Workshop starts at 9:15am, with Colleen K. Callahan, Callahan Capital Management & Insurance Services; Debra J. Vella, Esq, PhD, Vella Law; and Erin Weidner, Financial Advisor, Rancho Santa Fe Group, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. At 11:30am, the Luncheon & Keynote starts with Dr. Jennifer Brokaw, Co-Founder of C2it Health. Legacy Circle members and a guest are invited to an exclusive Rady Children’s Legacy Circle Champagne Breakfast at 8:30am prior to the start of the Workshop. To register for the Legacy Circle Breakfast, contact Megan Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858.966.8227.
Humane Society Invites You to Estate Planning Seminar – You are invited to a complimentary Estate Planning Seminar for you, your family and your pets. In Escondido on Thursday, March 2nd, from 12-2pm, at Cocina del Charro, 890 W. Valley Parkway; or in San Diego on Friday, March 3rd, from 12-2pm at the San Diego Humane Society, 5500 Gaines St. Topics of discussion will include: introduction to wills and trusts, pet trusts; planning for the care of your pets after you are gone, how your advanced planning can support S.D. Humane Society, retirement and tax planning strategies, how to liquidate securities and real estate and pay no capital gains tax, how to take IRA distributions and pay little or no income tax on them. The guest speaker will be Mark Drobny, Attorney at Law. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, February 24th, by phone to 619.243.3434. For information about making a gift through your will or trust, contact Joseph Passaretti, Director, Estate and Gift
Planning, S.D. Humane 619.243.3443, email@example.com.
Just Snap, Report, and Submit
Download the City of Vista’s mobile app for quick access to city information and services.
The app, called ACCESS VISTA, provides Vista residents with another way to obtain information and to report issues in real time. To report problems in real-time, such as graffiti, damaged street signs, abandoned vehicles, illegal dumping or street lights that are out, and other local problems needing attention, use the ACCESS VISTA app.
Residents can track the request, see what others have reported, and check if the issue has been resolved. Android users should download the app from the Google Play Store and iPhone from the App Store. Search for “Access Vista” to download the app. Of course, residents can always call the Report a Problem hotline at 760-639-6177 or report problems online at CityofVista.com. Together, we can make a difference in our community. Thank you for helping us to beautify our wonderful city!
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood
Author Natashia Deón to visit Library
Mayor Sam Abed does not wish to write a weekly column to communicate with his Escondido Constituents via The Paper and its “A Letter from the Mayor” series
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Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
EAP to Present Panache Fundraising Gala – The Escondido Arts Partnership (EAP), a non-profit arts organization in Escondido, is presenting Panache, their annual art auction fundraising gala, at the Escondido Municipal Gallery, on March 18th. Art will be available for preview from March 10-18, with the Auction Preview Reception on March 11th from 5:30-8pm. Free admission to the exhibition and “Auction Preview” reception. The Gala is on Saturday, March 18, from 5:30-9pm; with art, silent and live auctions, food and fine wine. Works of art being auctioned are donated pieces by more than 40 local award-winning artists. Tickets to the Gala are $55/in advance; $65/at the door. Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido. Info, visit the website at www.escondidoarts.org; phone 760.480.4101; or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art of the Avocado Competition - The Art of the Avocado Competition, part of Fallbrook’s annual Avocado Festival, is now “Calling for Entries” thanks to the generous sponsorship of Fallbrook Propane Gas Company. This is the 12th year of the popular competition. Any artistic medium may be submitted – the only restriction is that an “avocado” must be very prevalent in all pieces. Three categories: 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional cash prizes awarded in each: First Place - $300.00, Second Place $200.00, and Third Place - $100.00. The Photography Category is limited to the first 10 registered entries – one entry per artist, cash prize - $100.00. Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce will award a prize for their “Chamber Pick” and the winner of this award will be invited to design the 2018 Avocado Festival logo. Additional cash prize awards: “Honorary Mayor Award” selected by Tami Donnelly, owner of Hair Lounge; “Avocado Chairman Award” selected by Gary Schimer and George Archibald; Noreen Ring for the “Brandon Gallery Director’s
On Saturday, February 18th, the Oceanside Public Library will present a free program featuring critically acclaimed author Natashia Deón, who will discuss Grace, her hauntingly beautiful debut novel. Deón will speak at 3:00 pm in the Community Rooms at the Civic Center Library, located at 330 N. Coast Highway. Her book will be available for sale and the event will include a signing by the author. The North County African American Women’s Association will host a reception for the author in celebration of Black History Month immediately following her presentation. Grace, named a Kirkus Review Best Book of
Award”; Gayle & George Bamber for their “Holy Guaca-Moly Award”; and La Caseta Fine Mexican Restaurant will sponsor the “People’s Choice Award.” Delivery of entries to Brandon Gallery Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st. No entries will be accepted after April 1st. The entries in the Art of the Avocado competition will be on display at Brandon Gallery, 105 North Main Avenue, from April 4 through 29, including the day of the Avocado Festival, April 23rd. “People’s Choice Award” can be voted on during the month of April at Brandon Gallery and the day of the Avocado Festival until 4:00pm. Awards will be presented at a private reception. To register, contact Anita Kimzey, 714-222-2462 (cell) 760-731-0277(home) or email: email@example.com. Rules and Entry Form can be picked up at Fallbrook Propane Gas Company, Chamber of Commerce office, La Caseta Fine Mexican Restaurant, Brandon Gallery, and can also be downloaded from the Chamber of Commerce website: www.fallbrookcham February Art Events at EAP Municipal Gallery - Spreading joy,love and art, the Escondido Arts Partnership will exhibit "Tokens of Affection" a Small Scale Exhibition in the Municipal Gallery. It's People's Choice! So, vote for the piece you
2016 and an Entropy Magazine Best Book of 2016, is a sweeping, intergenerational saga featuring a group of outcast women during one of the most compelling eras in American history, the years before and during the Civil War. The universal story is one of freedom, love and motherhood, told in an original voice set against a rich historical backdrop. This novel has been very popular with Oceanside readers and the library is pleased to be hosting this event, sponsored by Friends of the Library. To register, please visit oceansidelibrary.eventbrite.com or call 760-435-5600.
love the most. The PhotoArts Group is presenting an ode to Shape and Form in the InnerSpace Gallery. Photography in the Expression Space I features Doc Blanchard's Nothing Specific and Expression Space II California to Caledonia by Krisztina Scheeff. In Studio 4 meet our new studio artist, Elizabeth Lutz. Join us for Opening Receptions. 2nd Saturday Artwalk on February 11th – make and take Valentine cards during Art Connection 12pm-2pm and Artists Receptions from 5:30-8pm. Free admission. Save the date for Panache, Saturday, March 18, doors open at 5:30pm; an evening of art, food, wine, silent and live auctions. Live art auction starts at 7:30pm. Tickets $55; $65 at the door. Purchase tickets online or in person. Exhibition: Tokens of Affection – Small Scale, February 11March 4th. EAP Municipal Gallery, 262 E. Grand Ave, Escondido; 760.480.4101; firstname.lastname@example.org; Gallery hours Tuesday 11am-6pm; Thurs-Sat. 11am-4pm berofcommerce.org.
“We Couldn’t Believe What We Saw . . .” When the San Diego Humane Society
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The real PC revolution marks its start from Aug 12th 1981, the date IBM released the IBM PC with a base price of $1565. As competition and technology drove prices down and functionality up, business began to replace network terminals with “PCs.” “Dumb” terminals were merely I/O (input/output) devices that connected to the “mainframe” in the “computer room.” The “mainframe” handled the computing and data storage. With “smart” terminals (PCs), computing could be accomplished at the workstations. Relieved of the burden of computing, the “mainframe” shrunk to become a “server” that no longer needed its own climate controlled room. The “server’s,” job was to control the network and store programs and data. By the 1990’s PCs sold for under
Paulette Arlayne Sienicki 09/01/1948 ~ 02/03/2017
POWAY -- A beautiful soul has left us after a losing battle with cancer and lung disease. Born to Rosemary and William Glut in Chicago, Illinois, she is survived by her husband of 43 years, Dennis John; daughter, Tracy Lynn; son, Todd Andrew; and five grandchildren. Paulette retired from 44 years of teaching and 25 years at Poway High. She loved her family more than anything and spent her days spreading her light and joy to those around her. Her devotion and caring not only extended to students but to everyone she met. She was a smart, genuine, and caring woman who will be missed immensely by her family and friends. A service is being held for her on Friday, February 10, 2017 at San Rafael Parish, 17252 Bernardo Center Dr., San Diego, CA at 1pm, followed by a reception in the Parish Center. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Poway High School: https://powayhighfoundation.donortools.com/my/funds/45054-ParentsFund.
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$1000 and were being used by small businesses and home users. During the first 25 years of the PC revolution (1981-2006), the lifespan of a computer was about two years. Computer speed and storage capacity followed “Moores Law” by doubling every eighteen months. As the capabilities of PCs increased, manufacturers and software developers were inventing and upgrading new generations of peripherals and applications. “My new PC is obsolete by the time I get it home” was a common lament. New PC buyers were advised to avoid obsolescence by “getting as fast a computer, as big a hard drive and as much RAM as you can afford.” By 2006 things had begun to change.
In 2006 life was good for the vast majority of business and home PC users. Pentium and Athlon CPUs were fast enough, hard drives (500750GB) were big enough and the six year old Windows XP OS (operating system) was like an old friend. That stability was good for users but not for the PC industry.
ponents, buyers were staying home, happy with what they had. By 2006 PC manufacturers, software developers and retailers were desparately looking to PC industry leader and biggest player Microsoft, for salvation.
In the earlier days of rapid technological change and growth Microsoft would release a brand new OS every two or three years. PC sales would spike and the industry would surge as a new generation of PCs, peripherals and applications would roll out. By the end of 2006 Microsoft had not released a new OS in nearly six years. The entire industry was screaming for Microsoft to get moving. Microsoft had been working for years on an all new OS to replace XP but it wasn’t ready for release. Under
The PC industry had been built on change. Technology drives change, change drives obsolescence, obsolescence drives sales and that’s how PC software and hardware manufacturers and retailers make a living. With most business and home users content with their Windows XP PC systems and applications, the sale of new PCs and related hardware and software had slowed dramatically. While technology was busy creating ever faster, bigger and cheaper com-
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intense pressure from the rest of the industry, Microsoft reluctantly released an unfinished version calling it “Vista” in November of 2006. It was an unmitigated disaster. Slow buggy and cumbersome it had no redeeming qualities. It became known as “the OS for people who don’t know any better.” “Vista” quickly replaced Microsoft’s infamous release of Windows ME (AKA Microsoft Edsel) in the year 2000, as Microsoft’s worst ever operating system. As “Vista” crumbled and the PC industry continued to suffer, the rapid rise of the Internet began to have a profound impact on the development of PC industry. We continue that discussion next week.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-001367 The name of the business: Martin’s Burning Bush Landscape Co., located at 4320 50th St #3, San Diego, Ca. 92115. This business is registered by: Curtis Edward Martin 4320 50th St. #3 San Diego, Ca. 92115 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Curtis E. Martin This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/17/2017. 2/02, 2/09, 2/16 and 2/23/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-001727 The name of the business: South Lake Tahoe Towing, located at 2303 James Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA. 96150. This business is registered by: Mangie Corporation 1710 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Angie Jimenez, Secretary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/19/2017. 2/02, 2/09, 2/16 and 2/23/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-000415 The name of the business: Nathan’s Conscious Cup, located at 321 Rancho Santa Fe St., 325D, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Daniel Phillips 321 Rancho Sante Fe St. 325D San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Daniel Phillips This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/06/2017. 1/26, 2/02, 2/09 and 2/16/2017.
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received the call that dozens of dogs were in urgent need of help, they didn’t hesitate. What they found at the scene was shocking. Packed into a small home in North County were 92 Yorkie and Yorkie-mix dogs, suffering from a variety of medical problems including skin issues, parasites and severe matting; they were covered in urine and feces.
Since the rescue of the original 92 dogs, additional animals in need of assistance were discovered. Unfortunately, it is not unusual for hoarders to hide or move animals to other locations in a desperate attempt to hold onto something they love. The total number of dogs rescued is now 123. On initial assessment, it will cost San Diego Humane Society nearly $130,000 to treat these dogs with medicine and rehabilitative care. And there could be even more unexpected costs along the way. Don’t hesitate; you can provide the lifesaving care the 123 Yorkies need to recover. Please donate today! Contact sdhumane.org, or contact any of the Humane Society Campuses: San Diego, 5500 Gaines St., San Diego, 92110, 619.299.7012; Escondido, 3450 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido 92027, 760.888.2275; or Oceanside, 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, 92058, 760.757.4357.
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Paper" contained a letter from John Horner detailing his favorable experience with The Computer Factory. In the interest of balance I would like to relate my experience, which was not so favorable.
In December 2015 I brought a one-yearold computer that came with Windows 8 to The Computer Factory to have Windows 7 installed. The cost was $181.80 including tax. When I got home I found that they had also installed Outlook 2000. However, it did not work properly: I could receive emails, but not send any. I returned to The Computer Factory to have this fixed. After working on it for about 5-10 minutes, I was told to look on the internet to find out how to fix it or to find someone who has Outlook 2000. I kid you not! When I balked at this they offered to fix it, but I would have to pay for labor. I asked why they put Outlook 2000 on there in the first place and was told, "Because it's free." I declined their repair offer, and since then I have just been using another computer for emails. While I suppose no business or organization can please all of its customers all of the time, apparently, based on its ratings, I am one of only a small number of people who has had a negative experience with The Computer Factory. Sincerely, John Cullen Escondido, Ca
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-001945 The name of the business: Butler BBQ Sauces, LLC., located at 1218 Via Teresa, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Butler BBQ Sauces, LLC 1218 Via Teresa San Marcos, CA. 92069 The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 1/3/17. /s/ Rodney Butler, Manager This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/23/2017. 1/26, 2/02, 2/09 and 2/16/2017.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-000653 The name of the business: Lees Iron & Metal, located at 1315 Lee Dr., Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Lee’s Metal Recycling, LP 1315 Lee Dr. Vista, Ca. 92083 TruMet - Metal Brokerage, Inc. 26180 Enterprise Way, #200B Lake Forest, Ca. 92630 The business is conducted by a Limited Partnership. First day of business was 10/17/2016. /s/ Seong Joon Hnang, General Partner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/09/2017. 2/02, 2/09, 2/16 and 2/23/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-002000 The name of the business: Needles & Leaves, located a 912 San Juan Pl, Oceanside, Ca. 92058. This business is registered by: Krista Mares 912 San Juan Pl. Oceanside, Ca. 92058 Natashia Daigle 1535 Vale Terrace Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was 1/23/17. /s/ Krista Mares This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/23/2017. 1/26, 2/02, 2/09 and 2/16/2017.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-000511 The name of the business: DME Plus, located at 23905 Clinton Keith Road, Suite 114-384, Wildomar, Ca. 92595. This business is registered by: Lee Hirizarry Mason 8810 Jamacha Blvd., #C-162 Spring Valley, CA. 91977 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/15/1999. /s/ Lee Hirizarry Mason This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/06/2017. 1/26, 2/02, 2/09 and 2/16/2017.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-001266 The name of the business: Pretty Things by Kathy, located at 1195 La Moree Rd, #70, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Kathy R. Wanser 1195 La Moree Rd #70 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/17/17. /s/ Kathy R. Wanser This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/17/2017. 1/26, 2/02, 2/09 and 2/16/2017.
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2017-00002561-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Kelly Muy Tan filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present names: Kelly Muy Tan, to Proposed name: Kelly Muy Taing. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: March 10, 2017, 9:30a.m., Department 46. The address of the court is: San Diego Superior Court, Central Division, Hall of Justice, 220 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA. 92101. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 1/23/2017. /s/Jeffrey B. Barton, Judge of the Superior Court 1/26, 2/02, 2/09 & 02/16/2017
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-001423 The name of the business: Galvanized Investment Group, located at 908 Noreen Court, San Marcos, Ca. 92069.. This business is registered by: Jeffrey Cooper 9i08 Noreen Court San Marcos, Ca. 92069 Jesse Wood 330 Camino Redondo San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Jeffrey Cooper This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/18/2017. 1/26, 2/02, 2/09 and 2/16/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-000493 The name of the business: Flores Distribution Services, located at 1287 Avenida Amistad, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Elizdel Vazquez-Flores 1287 Avenida Amistad San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/1/16. /s/ Elizdel Vazquez-Flores This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/06/2017. 1/26, 2/02, 2/09 and 2/16/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-002163 The name of the business: Lexingtron Rentals & Design, located at 2173 Fiori Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Erin Elizabeth LLC 2173 Fiori Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 1/05/2017. /s/ Erin Lillie, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/24/2017. 2/02, 2/09, 2/16 & 2/23/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-002070 The name of the business: H&N Quality Doors, located at 1114 Calistoga Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Hastings & Nelson, Inc. 1114 Calistoga Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Randall Hastings, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/24/2017. 2/02, 2/09, 2/16 & 2/23/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-002031 The name of the business: Health Advocates Insurance Services, Inc., Daniel Anaya Insurance, located at 920 W. San Marcos Blvd., Suite 2, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Health Advocates Insurance Services, Inc. 920 W. San Marcos Blvd, Suite 2. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 9/12/2006. /s/ Barbara Anaya, Secretary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/23/2017. 2/02, 2/09, 2/16 & 2/23/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-001507 The name of the business: Carlsbad Photo, located at 1036 Lighthouse Rd., Carlsbad, Ca. 92011. This business is registered by: Zapad, Inc. 1036 Lighthouse Rd. Carlsbad, Ca. 92011 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Irina Ovchinnikov, Treasurer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/18/2017. 2/02, 2/09, 2/16 & 2/23/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-003131 The name of the business: Cecie Creative, located at 1391 Corte Bagalso, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Cecie McCaffery 1391 Corte Bagalso San Marcos, CA. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Cecie McCaffery This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/02/2017. 2/09, 2/16, 2/23 and 3/02/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-001368 The name of the business: SABAD, located at 3525 Del Mar Heights Rd., #920, San Diego, CA. 92130.. This business is registered by: Bonelli Fine Food, Inc. 3525 Del Mar Heights Rd. #920 San Diego, Ca. 92130 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Ali Tabatabaei, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/17/2017. 2/02, 2/09, 2/16 and 2/23 /2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-002574 The name of the business: Chips Demo N Haul, located at Hwy 76 Yuima Tract 2, Pauma Valley CA. 92061. This business is registered by: Alwin Aguilar Hwy 76 Yuma Tract 2 Pauma Valley, CA. 92061 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Alwin Aguilar This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/27/2017. 2/02, 2/09, 2/16 and 2/23/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-000308 The name of the business: Serafino Hair Products, located at 1225 Windsor Rd., Cardiff, Ca. 92007. This business is registered by: Serafino For Hair, Inc. 1225 Windsor Rd. Cardiff, Ca. 92007 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 10/10/2016. /s/ Serafino Torres, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/05/2017. 2/02, 2/09, 2/16 & 2/23/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-003402 The name of the business: Agave Just Enjoy, located at 752 Mission Grove Place, #506, Escondido, Ca. 92025. This business is registered by: Jorge Giovanni Garcia 752 Mission Grove Place #506 Escondido, Ca. 92025 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Jorge Giovanni Garcia This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/06/2017. 2/09, 2/16, 2/23 & 3/02/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-000352 The name of the business: Clearall Services, Clearall Plumbing & Drains, located at 971 Borden Rd. #92, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Toby Gibson 971 Borden Rd.#92 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Toby Gibson This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/05/2017. 2/02, 2/09, 2/16 & 2/23/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-000958 The name of the business: Ocean View Quilts, located at 7040 Avenida Encinas, Ste 104-521, Carlsbd, CA. 92011. This business is registered by: Orion Burns 1433 Portofino Drive Vista, Ca. 92081 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Orion Burns This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/11/2017. 2/09, 2/16, 2/23 and 3/02/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-002660 The name of the business: Homan Design, located at 1764 Kent Place, Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Pamela R. and David Homan 1764 Kent Place Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 1/27/2017. /s/ Pamela R. Homan This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/30/2017. 2/09, 2/16, 2/23 & 3/02/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-000462 The name of the business: Jane West Events, located at 2055 Golden Circle Drive, Escondido, Ca. 92026. This business is registered by: Kayla Harrington 2055 Golden Circle Drive Escondido, Ca. 92026 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Kayla Harrington This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/06/2017. 1/19, 1/26, 2/02 and 2/09/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-000627 The name of the business: Kevin Viner, Kevin Viner Entertainment, Kevin Viner Productions, Viner Productions, Viner Productions, LLC., located at 270 N. El Camino Real Ste F, #235, Encinitas, CA. 92024 This business is registered by: Kevin Viner Productions, LLC 270 N. El Camino Real, Ste F-235 Encinitas, Ca. 92024 The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 10/1/12 /s/ Kevin Viner, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/09/2017. 1/19, 1/26, 2/02 and 2/09/2017.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-000767 The name of the business: Lyvayko Bathroom Stystems, located at 120 N. Pacific St., #L4, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Michael and Michael J. Kolyvayko 1040 Stephanie Ct. #317 San Marcos, CA. 92078 The business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was 1/1/2011. /s/ Michael Kolyvayko This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/10/2017. 1/19, 1/26, 2/02 and 2/09/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-001007 The name of the business: Digital Resources, located at 1631 Walton St., Oceanside, Ca. 92058. This business is registered by: Jack Badolian 1613 Walton St., Oceanside, CA. 92058 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was Jan 1, 2017. /s/ Jack Badolian This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/12/2017. 1/19, 1/26, 2/02 and 2/09/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-001071 The name of the business: Salcedo Tree Service, located at 411 N. Melrose Dr. #A, Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Vicente Salcedo 411 N. Melrose Dr. #A Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 5/5/16. /s/ Vicente Salcedo This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/12/2017. 1/19, 1/26, 2/02 and 2/09/2017 .
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-001168 The name of the business: PM Cleaning, located at 272 Gannet Dr., Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Maria E. Martinez 272 Gannet Dr. Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Maria E. Martinez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/13/2017. 1/19, 1/26, 2/02 and 2/09/2017 .
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-001050 The name of the business: Win Auto Sales, located at 7490 Opportunity Rd. Ste 2010, San Diego, Ca. 92111. This business is registered by: MIW LLC 1035 E. Vista Way Ste 142 Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Artem Rakhimov, Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/12/2017. 1/19, 1/26, 2/02 and 2/09/2017 .
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-033091 The name of the business: Jerry C. Visuals, located at 3828 La Rosa Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Jerry Cruz 3828 La Rosa Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jerry Cruz This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/30/2016. 1/19, 1/26, 2/02 and 2/09/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-000065 The name of the business: Franciscan Inn Motel, located at 955 S. Santa Fe AVe., Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: H & R Vista Hotel, Inc. 750 El Camino Real Tustin, Ca. 92780 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Nayan Ahir, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/03/2017. 1/26, 2/02, 2/09 and 2/16/2017.
NOTICE OF INTENDED DECISION (Administrative)
The Planning Division Manager of the City of San Marcos has considered and does intend to approve Director’s Permit (DP) 16-023 on February 21, 2017. Project No.: P16-0044 Case No.: DP 16-023 / EX 16046 Applicant: SoCal Batting Center Request: A Director’s Permit to establish an ongoing operation of a 10,123 square foot Instructional Personal Service facility (“indoor batting cage”) located in the Industrial (I) Zone of the Richland Neighborhood. Environmental Determination: The project has been found to be consistent with a Class 1 Exemption (existing facilities), pursuant to the applicable provisions of CEQA. Location of Property: 694 Rancheros Drive, more particularly described as: Parcel 1 and Parcel 8 in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, according to Parcel Map No. 17018, recorded with the County Recorder’s Office on December 16th, 1992 as File No. 92-806462. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 220240-78-00. NOTICE: Any interested person may file an appeal of a decision of the Planning Division Manager. Appeals shall be in writing and specify where there was an error made in the decision of the Planning Division Manager and be accompanied with the required fee ($20 for residents; $1,155 for non-residents). Appeals shall be submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) days of the decision (no later than 5:30 PM on Friday, March 3, 2017). The Planning Commission shall hear any appeal of a Planning Division Manager decision. For more information on appeals, contact the Planning Division Secretary at 760-744-1050, extension 3233, or email@example.com. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call 760-744-1050, extension 3145. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Sean del Solar, AICP, Associate Planner, at 760-744-1050 extension 3223 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 2/9/17. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-001166 The name of the business: Mynilo, located at 953 Marlin Dr., Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Kelly Milne 953 Marlin Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 Nicholas DeFilippis 1468 Sundance Way Oceanside, Ca. 92057 The business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was Jan 13, 2017. /s/ Kelly Milne This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/13 /2017. 1/19, 1/26, 2/02 and 2/09/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-002911 The name of the business: The Community Paper, LLC, dba The Paper, located at 1733 Via de la Cuesta, Escondido, CA. 92027. This business is registered by: The Community Paper, LLC 1733 Via de la Cuesta Escondido, Ca. 92027 The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 3/8/2006. /s/ Evelyn Madison, Managing Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/31/2017. 2/09, 2/16, 2/23 and 3/02/2017.
NOTICE OF INTENDED DECISION (Administrative)
The Planning Division Manager of the City of San Marcos has considered the proposed project and does intend to APPROVE Director’s Permit (DP) 13-035 on February 21, 2017. Project No.: P13-0047 (DP 13-035) Applicant: Fermin Jorge Campos Request: A Director’s Permit renewal to allow for the continued operation of a 3,500 square foot automotive body repair facility in the Transitional Zone “Industrial/Mixed Use-4” (I/MU-4) in the Business/Industrial District. Environmental Determination: Categorically Exempt (EX 15023) pursuant to Section 15301 Class 1 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), in that this is an existing facility with no expansion. Location of the Property: 1404 Descanso Ave., Suites B & N, San Marcos, CA, 92069, more particularly described as: Portion of Lot 103, Block No. 102, of Map No. 806 (Rancho Los Vallecitos de San Marcos) in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, as Filed in the Office of the County Recorder of the County of San Diego, State of California, On December 21, 1895. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 219-122-18-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Art Pinon, Associate Planner, by calling (760) 744-1050 extension 3234, or via email email@example.com. NOTICE: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Manager to the Planning Commission provided the appeal fee is paid ($20 for residents; $1,155 for non-residents) and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the decision (due no later than 5:30 PM on March 3, 2017. The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City’s Planning Commission will then consider the filed appeal/s at a later public hearing. The Planning Division can be contacted at (760) 744-1050, extension 3233 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 2/9/17.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-003051 The name of the business: Prohibition Wine Company, located at 655 Avenida Cordoba, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Geoff Harwin 655 Avenida Cordoba San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Geoff Harwin This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/01/2017. 2/09, 2/16, 2/23 & 3/02/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-000920 The name of the business: California General Contractors, Handyman Express, located at 1411 Flag Ln, El Cajon, Ca. 92021. This business is registered by: Ricardo Flores 1411 Flag Ln. El Cajon, Ca. 92021 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/01/16. /s/Ricardo Flores, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/11/2017. 1/26, 2/02, 2/09 and 2/16/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-001361 The name of the business: Starts With T Design, located at 207 Calle del Sol, Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Tamela Bynon 207 Calle del Sol Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/01/2013. /s/Tamela Bynon This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/17/2017. 1/17, 1/26, 2/02, and 2/09x/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-001304 The name of the business: Lucky Growers, located at 3588 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Girl and Dug, Inc. 3588 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 5/1/05. /s/Aaron Choi, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/17/2017. 1/26, 2/02, 2/09 and 2/16/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-001275 The name of the business: Family Matters In-Home Care, LLC, located at 100 E. San Marcos Blvd., #400, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Family Matters In-Home Care, LLC 100 E. San Marcos Blvd. #400 San Marcos, CA. 92069 The business is conducted by a Limited LIability Company. First day of business was 1/16/17. /s/Andrew Frojelin, Mgr. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/17/2017. 1/26, 2/02, 2/09 and 2/16/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-003133 The name of the business: Pranab K. Dutt, DDS, APC, Lake San Marcos Dental Care, located at 1635 Lake San Marcos Dr.,#105, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Pranab K. Dutt, DDS, APC 17768 Camino de la Mitra Rancho Santa Fe, CA. 92078 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Pranab K. Dutt, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/02/2017. 2/09, 2/16, 2/23 & 3/02/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-003335 The name of the business: Dragon Express, located at 1652 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA. 92027. This business is registered by: Xinai Li 3234 Rosemead Pl. Rosemead, CA. 91770 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Xinai Li This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/03/2017. 2/09, 2/16, 2/23 & 3/02/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-003050 The name of the business: Bootleg Wines, located at 655 Avenida Cordoba, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Geoff Harwin 655 Avenida Cordoba San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Geoff Harwin This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/01/2017. 2/09, 2/16, 2/23 & 3/02/2017.
The Paper • Page 16 • February 9, 2017 Getting Over Rover: Why Our Grief Over a Dog Is So Intense What is it about dogs, exactly, that make them so precious to us?
Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College
My wife and I recently went through one of the more excruciatingly sorrowful experiences of our long married life—the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. Losing a dog is hard enough; setting the time and date in advance and then counting down the hours that we had left with her was almost more than we could bear. I still get choked up when I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath: She flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion mixed with the reassurance that all was well because we were both by her side.
When people who have never had a dog see their dog-owning friends mourn the loss of a pet, they probably think it is a bit of an overreaction. After all, it is “just a dog.” Fortunately, most are too polite to say this out loud. But those of us who have loved a dog know the truth: Your own pet is never "just a dog." Rudyard Kipling captured this sentiment in a stanza of his poem "The Power of the Dog":
When the fourteen years which Nature permits Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits, And the vet’s unspoken prescription runs To lethal chambers or loaded guns, Then you will find – it’s your own affair – But ... you’ve given your heart to a dog to tear.
Many times friends have guiltily confided to me that they grieved more desperately over the loss of a dog than over the loss of friends or relatives. Research has confirmed that for most people, the loss of a dog is in almost every way comparable to the loss of a human loved one. Unfortunately, we do not have the corresponding cultural grief rituals to help us get through the loss of a pet, which can make us feel more than a bit embarrassed to show too much public grief over our dead dogs. Why Dogs Are Special
What is it about dogs, exactly, that make them so precious to us? For starters, dogs have had to adapt to living with humans over the past 10,000 years, and they have done it very well—they are the only animal to have evolved specifically to be our companions and friends. Anthropologist Brian Hare has developed the “Domestication Hypothesis” to explain how dogs morphed from their grey wolf ancestors into the socially-skilled animals with whom we now interact
in very much the same way that we relate to other people. In fact, our relationships with dogs can be even more satisfying than our human relationships, if for no other reason than dogs provide us with such unconditional, uncritical positive feedback. As the old saying goes, "May I become the kind of person that my dog thinks I already am." Interacting with dogs makes us feel good, and just looking at them can make us smile. Dog owners score higher on measures of well-being and, on average, they are happier than people who own cats and those who own no pets at all.
And dogs seem to feel the same way about us. They have been selectively bred through generations to pay attention to us, and MRI scans show that dog brains respond to praise from their owners just as strongly as they do to food— for some dogs, praise is an even more effective incentive than food. Dogs recognize people from their faces and can learn to infer human emotional states from facial expression alone. Studies also indicate that dogs can understand human intentions, that they try to be helpful to us, and that they will even avoid people who do not cooperate with us or treat us well. Dogs communicate with us as no other animal does. They are skilled at comprehending spoken words and using their own vocalizations to communicate with us in return. Our strong attachment to dogs was subtly revealed in a recent study of “misnaming.” This is what happens when you call someone by the wrong name, such as when parents mistakenly call one of their kids by a sibling’s name. It turns out that the name of the family dog frequently gets confused in the same mix as other human family members, indicating that the dog’s name is being pulled out of the same cognitive pool in which the names of other family members are swimming around. Curiously, this rarely happens with cat names. It is no wonder that we miss our dogs so much when they are gone. Why Grief Over the Death of a Dog Is So Intense
Psychologist Julie Axelrod pointed out that the loss of a dog is so painful because we are not losing just one thing; we experience multiple losses at the same time. We may be losing our primary companion, a source of unconditional love, a “life witness” who provides security and comfort to us, and maybe even a protégé whom we mentor like a child. The loss of a dog seriously disrupts your daily routine, even more profoundly than the loss of most friends and relatives, and changes in lifestyle and routine are one of the primary building blocks of stress. A recent survey of bereaved pet owners documented the common experience of misperceiving
ambiguous sights and sounds as the deceased pet. This occurs most frequently shortly after the death of the pet, especially among individuals who had very high levels of attachment to their pets. I miss my dog more than I can say, and yet, I am sure that I will put myself through this ordeal again in the years to come. I'd like to finish this essay with another stanza from the Kipling poem: When the body that lived at your single will, With it’s whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!). When the spirit that answered your every mood Is gone—wherever it goes—for good, You will discover how much you care, And will give your heart to a dog to tear.
Source: Maryjo McAndrew/Used by permission