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February 15, 2018

Volume 48 - No. 7

By Matthew Fabritius

We all learned the saying in school, “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” This is the opening line that narrates Christopher Columbus’ journey to North America and discovery of the continent for the Spanish crown. But was Columbus the first person to really discover America? The The Paper Paper -- 760.747.7119 760.747.7119

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And in personal terms, was he a noble European explorer or simply a greedy, mass-murdering monster? Given the complex mythological status surrounding Columbus as a historical figure, it is no surprise that there’s a variety of controversial questions surrounding the man’s life. Should the Western World continue to erect statues in honor of this man’s

life or tear them down to besmirch his legacy? To answer these questions, we first need to know one simple thing. Who even was Christopher Columbus? Not the myth of Columbus, but the reality of the man himself. Christopher Columbus was purportedly born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy,

which at the time was a city under the jurisdiction of the independent Republic of Genoa that acted essentially as a vassal state of the larger Holy Roman Empire. The Holy Roman Empire was the foremost power in Europe at the time, which served the interests primarily of the Vatican and a variety of noble families. The most powerful of these

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royal families was the Germanic Habsburg dynasty, which had held most of the power in Europe since roughly 1438 and would continue to do so until 1740. Columbus was born to one of a sparse collection of middle-class merchant families that occupied medieval Genoa. His father Domenico was a man of humble means who was involved in both the wool weaving business and also dabbled as an amateur restaurant operator via his management of a tavern, selling wine and even running a cheese stand that Christopher allegedly worked at as a young boy. While it has become standard practice for popular historians and the common public to refer to Columbus as “Italian”, he would never have identified as such. Italy did not become a unified nation state until March of 1861 during the 19th century rise of national unification movements across Europe. Columbus clearly saw himself as a Genoan citizen whose native language was not Italian, but rather the Genoese dialect of Ligurian, a language native to northwestern Italy albeit entirely different than Italian. Columbus was therefore far more proficient in both the Ligurian and Spanish languages than Italian. Most of Columbus’ writings were in Spanish and although Columbus could technically read Italian, he was far from fluent in it. Put simply, America’s own Chef Boyardee was more Italian than Christopher Columbus ever was.

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

Quickies A Wife's definition of retirement: Twice as much husband on half as much pay.

My wife thinks I put football before marriage, even though we just celebrated our third season together.

Try to remember that, with the exception of your parents and your children, most people will consider you an adult. The world is divided into haves and have-nots: those who have a sense of humor and those who do not. My husband and I married for better or worse... He couldn't do better and I couldn't do worse.

When the letters on a page begin to thrash about and attack each other, it's probably time to turn off the light and go to sleep. Be humane: Don't buy your treads

Columbus began his seafaring career in 1470 at the age of 19 when he joined the French Count Rene of Anjou’s military fleet sent to conquer the Kingdom of Naples in Italy. Columbus was stationed on a support ship for supplies for Anjou's armies which gave him his first insights into working for an aristocratic ruler. Three years later, Columbus became an official business agent for wealthy aristocratic families around his native Genoa in part no doubt to his father’s relatively modest connections there and those more prominent on part of the Count of Anjou whose father had been the King of Naples in the 1390’s.

As a business agent of the Genoan nobles, Columbus traveled across numerous European nations, first sailing to various Greek islands with business affairs eventually dragging him to Ireland. In 1477, Columbus finally settled down by sailing from Galway, Ireland to the grand Portuguese capital of Lisbon. Once there, he continued his general grade lobbying work for a variety of noble Genoans, becoming particularly embedded with the Centurione family from 1477-1485.

During his time in Lisbon, he married the then 25-year-old Filipa Perestrelo whose family originally hailed from the Lombardy region of Italy which borders Columbus’ native Genoa to the north. She was the daughter of the deceased Portuguese nobleman Bartolomeu Perestrello who ruled as a Governor of the island of Porto Santo off the coast of Portugal. Her marriage to Columbus was mostly on grounds of from treadmills.

"CEO"

If you've ever worked for a boss who reacts before getting the facts and thinking things through, you will love this! Arcelor-Mittal Steel, feeling it was time for a shakeup, hired a new CEO.

The new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers.

On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning against a wall. The room was full of workers and he wanted to let them know that he meant business. He asked the guy, "How much money do you make a week?" A little surprised, the young man looked at him and said, "I make $400 a week. Why?"

The CEO said, "Wait right here." He walked back to his office, came back in two minutes, and handed the guy $1,600 in cash and said, "Here's four weeks' pay. Now GET OUT and don't come back.."

Feeling pretty good about himself, the CEO looked around the room and asked, "Does anyone want to tell me what that goof-ball did here?" From across the room a voice said,

"Pizza delivery guy from Domino's." Traffic Ticket

A police officer pulls over a speeding car. The officer says, "I clocked you at

convenience, as Filipa’s mother was a widow who could not afford a dowry payment to Columbus and by the standards of the time Filipa was already considered an “old maid”. While this may sound strange to the modern reader, it was common practice in Columbus’ time for grown men in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s to marry women from the age range of 15-19 with a customary dowry paid out by the girl’s father to the groom. Columbus accepted this meager marriage exchange as it gave him an air of inherited nobility from Filipa’s dead father, allowing him to infiltrate higher into royal circles for business purposes. Even with all of this available information about his general background, our portrait of Columbus as a man would be sorely incomplete without understanding the full historical context of his time and place in medieval Europe. From esteemed American historian Barbara Tuchman in her popular history book A Distant Mirror, which covers the chaotic times of the 14th century, we know that Europe in Columbus' time in the late 15th century was simply recovering from the woes of the past one. In the 14th century, the Bubonic Plague had ravaged the Russo-European continent completely, claiming the lives of over 50 million people, a feat of mass extermination only surpassed in history by the efforts of Communist dictators Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong. In addition to the horrors of the Plague, France and England were in an all-out war from 1337 to 1453 during the somewhat appropriately named 100 Years' War which actually lasted 116 years.

80 miles per hour, sir."

The driver says, "Goodness, officer, I had it on cruise control at 60; perhaps your radar gun needs calibrating." Not looking up from her knitting the wife says: "Now don't be silly, dear -you know that this car doesn't have cruise control"

As the officer writes out the ticket, the driver looks over at his wife and growls, "Can't you please keep your mouth shut for once!!?"

The wife smiles demurely and says, "Well dear you should be thankful your radar detector went off when it did or your speed would have been higher."

As the officer makes out the second ticket for the illegal radar detector unit, the man glowers at his wife and says through clenched teeth, "Woman, can't you keep your mouth shut?" The officer frowns and says, "And I notice that you're not wearing your seat belt, sir. That's an automatic $75 fine."

The driver says, "Yeah, well, you see, officer, I had it on, but I took it off when you pulled me over so that I could get my license out of my back pocket."

The wife says, "Now, dear, you know very well that you didn't have your seat belt on. You never wear your seat belt when you're driving."

And as the police officer is writing out the third ticket, the driver turns to his wife and barks, "WILL YOU PLEASE SHUT UP?" The officer looks over at the woman

The official pretext for the war related to a Franco-English royal court power struggle, concerning the English king Edward III's claim to the French throne. Ideologically, the war became associated in the French peasantry with ongoing issues of desired French sovereignty, proclaiming the French people free from the tyranny of the English crown. In reality, the underlying reason for the war had less to do with nationalism and more to do with materialistic disputes between the French and English over royal real estate holdings in France, Belgium and Scotland, as a small group of incestual families (and yes, I mean that literally) ruled all of Europe anyway.

Columbus grew up in the wake of this period, where previous generations had been severely affected by the horrors of war and disease encountered only a scant few years earlier. Those who stood up for principles, like the French martyr Joan of Arc in the 100 Years’ War or the Christian Crusaders who ventured to the Holy Land from 1095-1291, had often been killed outright in battle or were alternatively captured, tortured and executed. The Jacquerie peasants of France who rebelled against economic inequality had been forgotten. Crusader heroes like Richard the Lionheart and King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem who fought the great Muslim general Saladin for control of Jerusalem had been forgotten. The European world had not changed much, the poor were still poor and the rich were still rich. The same royal

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and asks, "Does your husband always talk to you this way, Ma'am?" I love this part.......

"Only when he's been drinking."

WAR OF 1812 AT WALMART

Yesterday, I wore my Vietnam Veteran cap to Wal-Mart. There was nothing in particular that I needed at the world's largest retailer; but, since I retired, trips to "Wally World" to look at the Walmartians is always good for some comic relief.

Besides, I always feel pretty normal after seeing some of the people that frequent the establishment. But, I digress, . . . enough of my psychological fixations. While standing in line to check out, the guy in front of me, probably in his early thirties, asked, "Are you a Viet Nam Vet?" "No," I replied.

"Then why are you wearing that cap?"

"Because I couldn't find the one from the War of 1812 . . ." I thought it was a snappy retort.

"The War of 1812, huh?" the Walmartian queried, "When was that?"

God forgive me, but I couldn't pass up such an opportunity. "1946", I answered, as straight-faced as possible. He pondered my response for a moment and responded, "Why do they

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Social Butterfly

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Blue Wave Kiwanis “Bunco for Bucks” – Reminder for Saturday, February 17th, from 1pm-4pm, is the date/time of the "Bunco for Bucks" fundraiser to be held at the Oceanside Women's Club, 1606 Missouri Avenue, Oceanside. This is our major fundraiser for the year. All proceeds from this event will support our "Scholarship Fund" for deserving local high school students. The cost is $20, which includes a light lunch, bunco with prizes and a raffle ticket. It is encouraged that tickets be purchased in advance as space is limited. For more information on this event, please visit our website at www.bluewavekiwanis.org. Blue Wave Kiwanis is a small group of energetic folks who enjoy helping others with the focus on our local area children. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6pm to 7pm at VANC (Veterans Association) located on Mission Avenue in Oceanside. For more information, please contact Dianne Hilbert, 760-721-8025, or

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families retained their territorial holdings and had only expanded their wealth and power.

International corporations that dominate the globe today were simply unimaginable in the 15th century when Columbus braved the world. The wealth of nations was controlled almost exclusively by individual monarchist families that ruled via hereditary bloodline. In order for any legal mass business operation regarding trade to take place, it was a necessity in the Middle Ages for business managers like Columbus (often referred to in Old English as “factors”) to receive the approval of not just one royal family but of several, often crossing national boundaries in the process.

The message from the European royal class to middle class men like Columbus was quite clear. Principle is a futile endeavor. If you stand up for principles you will most likely never achieve wealth and power, and in addition to this you will most likely suffer a gruesome end at the hands of one of the brutal regimes of Medieval Europe. Columbus clearly took this overarching social cue to heart and decided to side with the royal European families to advance his own personal welfare. He knew instinctively that siding with peasant uprisings against the rich or getting deeply involved with political conflicts would only jeopardize his personal safety and financial future. It is therefore important to understand Columbus’ position in this complex

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Christian Women's Club Meeting is Monday - "Do Everything with Love” is the theme of the San Marcos–Vista Christian Women's Club luncheon on Monday, February 19th at 11:30am at Meadowlark Community Church, 1918 Redwing St., San Marcos, 92078. Cost of the luncheon is $15.00 inclusive. The guest speaker, Diana Mangan, from Beaumont, is a realtor and motivational speaker, and she will describe how she discovered “The Greatest Love of All.” The special feature will be a gifted tenor who will sing “Love Songs for Us” and then participate in a sing-a-long. Singing brings joy to your heart. You won't to miss this fun loving luncheon, planned just for you. Come and bring a friend to meet all our special guests with love, hugs, kisses, and listen to some inspiring music. Walk-ins welcome. The club has no membership or dues. Make reservations by February 15th for the luncheon. The luncheon is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries/Christian Women's Club. For more information, go to www.stonecroft.org. For reservations, call Donna (760) 432-0772 or Cristina (760) 8597485. Amigo’s New Life at the Humane Society – Amigo, a stray American Staffordshire Terrier puppy, was badly injured at just five weeks old. Fortunately, he turned up on the doorstep of a Good Samaritan who brought him straight to our San Diego Campus. When we first examined Amigo, he was clearly in pain. He was suffering from severe head swelling, puncture wounds on his neck and head, fractured vertebrae and a fever – all signs that he was bitten by a larger animal. Thanks to the generosity of friends like you, we were able to provide the extensive medical care that Amigo needed. We performed surgery to treat his wounds, fitted him with a neck brace to help his fractured bones heal properly and managed his pain with medication. Throughout his ordeal, Amigo loved to be held and give kisses, just like any other puppy. After nearly a month in our care, Amigo was adopted by a family who will continue to help him heal and lead a healthy,

hierarchy as it would influence most if not all of the decisions in his life.

As to the claim that Columbus first discovered the North American continent, this is half correct. While there is some historical evidence to support the idea that the Vikings sailed to Greenland under Norseman Leif Erikson and that a handful of Siberians reached Alaska by crossing the Bering Strait land bridge, Columbus was the first person to establish contact between the primitive wilds of America and the developed civilization of Spain. This is of course tedious territory to navigate in a rhetorical sense, as Columbus was technically not the first actual human to set foot in America, but was arguably the first “civilized” person to do so (not being from a nomadic tribe) and more importantly the first person commonly on European historical record at the time as having done so.

Columbus in particular did not set out on a personal quest of legacy to become a great world explorer like 13th century Venetian merchant Marco Polo or 14th century Moroccan writer Ibn Battuta. Columbus’ express purpose as a vassal of the Spanish crown was to find a direct mercantile seafaring route west to the ‘Indies’, which basically referred to both India and China. The eastern route to the Indies was incredibly treacherous as it involved sailing south from Europe, down the western coasts of Africa, around the horn of Africa, up the eastern coasts of Africa and then east towards India or China. Besides the obvious concerns regarding weather and sea con-

happy life. After enduring so much, Amigo more than earned the name his new family gave him: Trooper. Friends like you are the reason we’re able to provide extraordinary care to animals who come to us ill or injured. Thank you for giving this beautiful puppy a second chance. From Wednesday, February 14 through Sunday, February 18, all adult animals are just $14 to adopt! And there are never fees if you're 55 years or older. We invite you to meet your new sweetheart at San Diego Humane Society! Find your perfect match!

North County Roundtable Airs February 16th – Tune to KOCT at 6pm on Friday, February 16th, when Alison St. John will host the show. Confirmed guest will be Executive Director for the Association of Cannabis Professionals, Dallin Young, who will discuss the 2018 legalization of marijuana in California. Other guests to be announced. In case you missed it, you can watch previous episodes of North County Roundtable on KOCT.org’s Video On Demand. The February 2nd episode, hosted by Kent Davy, featured guests Dr. Sunita Cooke of MiraCosta College, Oceanside Deputy Mayor Chuck Lowery, and Journalist Logan Jenkins. Viewers in Oceanside can watch via Cox Cable on KOCT Channel 18, as well as county-wide on AT&T’s U-Verse service (Ch. 99). Fallbrook Chorale to Start Rehearsals on Tuesday, February 20 - The Fallbrook Chorale is starting to rehearse very soon for this year's spring program and concerts! Are you looking for a fun and enjoyable way to give back to the community? Do you love to sing? The Chorale, under the direction of Danny Lang, encourages you to join them as they start this season of rehearsals. Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, February 20, and take place every Tuesday from 7-9pm at the Community Baptist Church, at 731 S. Stage Coach Lane in Fallbrook (corner of Reche Rd and S. Stage Coach Lane). We will be preparing for a short program of Cowboy music to be performed at our annual fundraiser, to be held Saturday April 28th from 2-6pm in Fallbrook, as well as for our Spring Concert “America In Song,” to

ditions, European traders often encountered pirates on the high seas or port officials in Africa who would arrest them unless they paid bribes.

During Columbus’ time in the 15th century, European powers also traded by land travel indirectly with India and China via a series of trade routes that crossed the Arabian and Persian deserts. The trade routes were incredibly dangerous and difficult to navigate for Middle Eastern traders given the lack of modern-day navigation equipment, intense heat in the day, frigid cold at night, snakes, sandstorms, government officials who required bribes and roaming teams of bandits that regularly targeted trade caravans. In order for Europeans to reap the benefits of trading for rare products with the Indians and Chinese via land, they were required to pay a surplus to the Arab middlemen traders for spices, teas, rugs, ivory, high quality fabrics and other fine imported goods. This was an economic situation that the Spanish monarchy clearly sought to remedy by funding Columbus’ expedition to the Indies.

If Columbus could have reached the Indies without running into the Americas, he would have established an open trade route that was clear of pirates and corrupt port officials that would have allowed the Spanish crown to cut out the Arab middlemen they had been paying a premium to. The end result would have been a far more profitable outcome for the Spanish aristocracy and their business associates. And this is precisely why King Ferdinand of Spain approved the funding for Columbus’

be held on Sunday, June 10th, at 2pm at the Bob Burton Performing Arts Center in Fallbrook. A few of the selections will be: ; Group I - "River Folk Songs" - Down to the River to Pray – Shenandoah; Group II"Spirituals" - Ain't Got Time To Die" - I Hear A Voice A Prayin’; Group III- Songs of Randall Thompson from Frostiana - The Road Not Taken - Girl's Garden; Group IVLand of America - Let Freedom Ring - Battle Hymn; and Group V- Music of the Southwest Country – Oklahoma. Please join us prior to the first rehearsal on 2/20 for a potluck 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. Orchids of Tropical America - The San Diego Cymbidium Orchid Society is inviting the public to a special one-time FREE event on Wednesday, February 21st at 6:30pm, when Dr. Ron Kaufmann will be sharing his talk entitled "Orchids of Tropical America" that will discuss why orchids are among the most diverse families of plants. He also has amazing stories about orchid explorers, and the many ways in which orchids attract animals, including humans. This presentation is based on the recently published book "Orchids of Tropical America," which Dr. Kaufmann co-authored. This is definitely an interesting presentation! Beautiful orchid plants will be raffled off after the talk, and refreshments will be served. This event will be held at the Lake San Marcos Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos, CA 92078, at 6:30pm. Free parking is available. For more information, visit https://www.sdcymbidium.org.

California Retired Teachers Association, Div. 63, Meeting - The California Retired Teachers’ Association (CalRTA) holds monthly Membership Brunches on the third Wednesday of the month; the next meeting is on Wednesday, February 21, from 10– 11:30am, at Cocina del Charro, 890 W. Valley

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voyage in 1492, despite fervent protests from his superstitious wife Queen Isabella who sought to deny Columbus exploratory funds after discussing the matter with her Catholic confessor. Despite Isabella’s alleged religiosity, she and her husband were quite monstrous in their own right, having been major proponents of the Spanish Inquisition which ended in a complete loss of civil rights in Spain as well as burning thousands of innocent victims at the stake.

Columbus had spent roughly six arduous years lobbying for a commercial expeditionary fleet from the rather grotesque “Catholic Monarchs” as they came to be known, after having relocated to Madrid during the time when his wife Felipa was apparently murdered around 1485. By 1486, Columbus had secured a limited audience with The Monarchs given his prior marriage to the royal Felipa and business deals conducted with other noble European families. By all accounts, he was at first heard and subsequently ignored by the royal Spanish court who regarded him as a rather ridiculous middle-class figure trying to ingratiate himself as a sycophant to the royal class with tall tales of a route west to the Indies. Despite this general sentiment, Ferdinand and Isabella held to certain standards of royal chivalry even for a petty noble like Columbus, granting him a general royal voucher which provided him free room and board at any lodging under their territorial domain.

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Local News

The Paper • Page 4 • February 15, 2018 Escondido Police Investigate Stabbing

On 02-11-18, at approximately 3:30am officers responded to a report of a stabbing that occurred inside an apartment in the 1900 block of E. Washington Ave. Officers arrived within minutes and found an adult male with what is believed to be at least one stab wound to the neck. The victim was transported to Palomar Medical Center. His injuries are considered life-threatening. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. Detectives do not believe the suspect was a stranger to the victim. However, the exact details regarding any connection between the two, and what led up to the stabbing are under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Rodelo at 760-8394422, or leave an anonymous tip at 760-743-TIPS (8477)

Orlando to Run for San Marcos Mayor’s Office

Chris Orlando, presently a San Marcos Council member confirms he will be running to replace Mayor Jim Desmond who will leave office due to term limits.

Desmond is running for County Supervisor.

The San Marcos City Council often votes unanimously on projects how-

ever Orlando has dissented on several major issues.

He says he will focus on keeping San Marcos city finances and infrastructure in good order, and reducing traffic congestion. Escondido Election Races Forming

Mayor Sam Abed seeks a third term as Mayor and has been actively fundraising and seeking support. Thus far, the only other announced candidate is a retired Marine Corps Colonel, Paul McNamara.

In addition to the Mayor’s race there are two council seats being contested. Incumbent Ed Gallo goes up against former opponent Consuelo Martinez, whom Gallo beat last election by just 69 votes.

Meanwhile, council member John Masson faces another challenger, by a political newcomer, Vanessa Valenzuela, a 30-year resident of the city.

Abed, as of Dec. 31, has raised $117,100, more than $53,000 of which was cash already on hand, for his campaign and has spent only $5,739. McNamara has raised $32,153, of which $10,000 was a loan to himself. McNamara acknowledged that it will be hard to defeat an incumbent with

about the disposition of this old carcass of mine.

We all have different wants and desires and each of us should be able to make our final arrangements the way we want them . . . not some stranger, or some family member who is impacted heavily emotionally when decisions need to be made.

Man About Town

Things we don’t talk about . . . but should:

Death. And dying. Just two examples.

Remember way back when ... when one did not discuss cancer? Or even pregnancy? Archaic thinking then. And, unfortunately, much of that archaic thinking remains when we consider death and dying.

We have a new advertiser this week, Bill Auer, who helps folks plan preneed final expenses. He got me to thinking about the issue ... an issue that all too often is overlooked in our day to day activities

Several years ago I met with long time pal and fellow Kiwanian, Dick Jungas. He and his wife, Marcia, own California Funeral Alternatives.

With Dick’s help I planned out my final arrangements. So, when my time comes to join the invisible choir, my family and friends need not worry

In my case, I opted for the simplest, cheapest disposition available. That’s what I want and that’s what Dick Jungas and his staff, and my successor trustee, will see that those plans are adhered to.

While Dick’s firm specializes in cremations, I opted for regular burial, in a military cemetery, no funeral, no graveside services, no embalming (just put me on ice), no church. Later, if someone wants to have a memorial service, that’s fine . . . as long as there is no preaching. My good friend, Dick Huls, should I predecease him, is welcome to attend and, if he chooses, to speak about me. Dick, a retired pastor, knows my religious views, and respects them. He and I meet once or twice a month for coffee and discuss world events, local events and, only occasionally, religious views and philosophies.

He and I have different religious views but we truly love, admire and respect one another. But that’s me. Others have different viewpoints and wishes.

My ex-wife, Mary, wants a traditional funeral, with burial. Embalming, a nice casket. The works. Eldest son, Scott, wants to be buried at sea. (Yes, it is not only legal but fairly common. Both Dick Jungas and Dick Huls have presided over sea burials).

a lot of name recognition, but he said he is encouraged by the reception he is getting as people get to know him.

In the District 1 race, Gallo had not raised any money for his campaign as of the end of 2017, but listed a bit more than $10,000 as a beginning balance. Martinez had raised $4,870 as of Dec. 31. In District 2, Masson had raised more than $24,000 while Valenzuela, who has just begun her campaign, has raised under $1,300, almost all of which is her own money.

years she will vote against the development, calling it “urban sprawl,” which means the votes of three of the remaining four members of the council will be needed for approval.

In 2016, Safari Highlands Ranch LLC gave $4,100 to Councilman Mike Morasco’s successful re-election campaign, and several people associated with Concordia also gave generously to Abed’s unsuccessful campaign that year for county supervisor. Palomar Airport Upgrade Plans Draws Critics

Contributing to Abed and Masson’s re-election campaigns are the developers of Safari Highlands Ranch LLC, a subsidiary of Concordia Homes, which gave the maximum of $4,100 to each candidate in December.

The plan was to make Carlsbad’s airport quieter and safer and the proposed improvements are on schedule to proceed but not without criticism from area residents claim the project will bring more, not less, noise and traffic.

Part of the plan would be for the city to annex the 1,098 acres of vacant land where the project would be built in the San Pasqual Valley into Escondido. Councilwoman Olga Diaz has made it clear for several

The airport, built by the county in 1959, has gradually transitioned over the years from serving mostly small, propeller-driven private aircraft to one that now serves mostly midsized corporate jets. Overall air traffic peaked in 1999 with 285,122 takeoffs and landings, but dropped to 149,029 in 2016 with the decreasing use of personal aircraft.

Sometime this year, most likely in the summer, the City Council will be asked to approve Concordia’s 550luxury home development planned for the hills above the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park. If approved, it would be the largest residential housing project to be built in the city in decades.

My partner in The Paper, Evelyn Madison, seems to prefer a traditional funeral.

Whether your preference is a traditional funeral, simple disposition, burial at sea, or cremation, you should make those arrangements now and not burden your family with difficult decisions when they are least able to think logically and realistically because of heavy emotion. Dick Huls, who has often counseled invididuals and families on pre-need planning, emphasizes this. “It’s always best,” he says, “to reduce your wishes to writing . . . then meet with the family ahead of time, prior to your demise, and go over your wishes with them. That saves a lot of emotional decisions made and often can avoid a lot of family dissension. You should brief the family on your plans and wishes . . . if there’s any disagreement, settle them now. But, remember, it’s your funeral or memorial, and your wishes should be respected. Not someone elses.” Aside from disposition, you should also make plans for distribution of your estate. Whether large or small, your estate needs to be portioned out to wherever you want it to go. This is another area that can be an extreme burden if not prepared in advance. In my family experience it all worked out well. Mostly.

Mom and dad had made all their funeral plans in advance and paid for them. When they passed the mausoleums had been paid for, as had the funeral services; I had a minimum of paperwork and paid, maybe, $200 for incidental expenses. The only hiccup I had was that Dad

The county is nearing the end of a four-year process to rewrite the 20year-old master plan, a document that guides development at McClellan-Palomar Airport.

was a Mason. The Masons contacted me asked if they might be part of the funeral service. I agreed but specifically told them I did not want a religious service. They assured me they would respect my wishes. They did not. They violated my trust.

At the funeral they put on a ceremony that was totally religious and totally against my wishes I’ve never forgiven the Masons for that and will never have anything to do with the Masons because of that experience.

Yet another example of why it is important to preplan and to ensure that your wishes are locked in . . . a close friend of mine is handling the estate of her late step-father. He had done a fairly good job of pre-planning but in one key area had neglected to notify his banks that his bank accounts werepart of his trust. Now, the bank will not release funds without the issue going to probate, an expensive proposition and one that was needless had the proper planning been done. Talk to a good estate planning attorney for guidance.

Which brings us back to our new client, Bill Auer. Check him out. Give him a call and see what he has to offer. It just might relieve you and your family of a lot of decisions that can be made now, not in future. A word to the wise and all that . . . ••••

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Besides Columbus’s plans for adventure, The Monarchs had much bigger fish to fry. Since 722 AD, the Spaniards had been involved in an all-out war with the North African Islamic Moors for control of the Iberian Peninsula. The 780 year long war eventually ended in January of 1492 with a Spanish victory, which then allowed The Monarchs to pay more attention to lesser matters, like Columbus’ mercantile voyage west to Southeast Asia that started in August of the same year.

The Spanish crown funded these various exploratory expeditions for one simple reason. Money. To discover riches in foreign lands and subdue them to their jurisdiction. The setup was pretty simple as well. If the Conquistadores found gold, silver or some other precious material, the Spanish crown would usually bestow upon them rights to roughly 10 percent of the resources found, along with territorial land grants and access to lucrative royal business deals with other aristocratic families. While 10 percent may not sound at first like a major piece of the pie, it was actually quite a substantial finder’s fee given the amount of natural resources present in the Americas. With all of the gold, silver and land appropriated by any given Conquistador, we are dealing with the equivalent of billions of U.S. dollars in modern financial terms that went to benefit the Spanish crown. For example, if the Spanish crown

years alone. The Western media’s general dismissive ignorance of both Columbus’ atrocities and many of the present-day genocides happening in Africa indicate that Western civilization (just like the East) certainly has a bias in regards to highlighting massacres.

inherited say $10 billion from a recent discovery of natural resources, said Conquistador would receive $1 billion in addition to the aforementioned land grants and access to additional royal business connections.

Critics of Columbus who seek to discredit his legacy as a noble European explorer point mainly to the extent of his crew’s genocide of the native inhabitants of Hispaniola (today comprising Haiti and the Dominican Republic) which numbered in the tens of thousands. The extermination of nearly all of the native inhabitants led to European colonists later importing Negro slaves from Africa to use as a reliable slave labor force. A litany of books have been written on the subject, one of the best being The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other, by Bulgarian author Tzvetan Todorov. The book not only describes the full extent of Columbus’ atrocities which range from everything from rape to torture to feeding infants to packs of wild dogs, but also gives a brilliant psychological insight into why the Spanish Conquistadores felt it was acceptable to commit such crimes.

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Columbus was a typecast Shakespearean villain straight out of the pages of Hamlet or Richard III. He loved money, the company of young women and career success. He was very simply an amoral careerist businessman who was willing to do whatever he thought was necessary to achieve the approval of his royal benefactors. He would be more akin to the modern-day poster boys of greed like Bernie Madoff, Jordan Belfort from Scorsese’s film The

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The reason for this is quite simple. While Columbus’ genocide of the native inhabitants of Hispaniola was beyond horrific, it did not threaten the whole of Western civilization. Columbus’ slaughter of the Hispaniola natives did nothing to threaten the Spanish crown, it in fact bolstered it due to the natural resources found. Columbus was a staunch European, he lobbied on behalf of the financial interests of various royal European aristocrats and knew his place in that system. The Spanish crown had no reason to fear Columbus and even less reason to write negatively of a man who had discovered such a giant cash cow for them in the Americas, even if it meant he did butcher a few thousand people out on some island in the middle of nowhere to bring that cow to pasture.

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Wolf of Wall Street or Ken Lay from the Enron controversy, thrown in with murdering several thousand people.

And in a certain light, Columbus is both better and worse than men like Hitler and Stalin. He is better in the sense that his careerism limited the extent of his bloodlust to his own monetary gain, lacking a strong ideological foundation. Columbus murdered thousands of people as that is all it took to achieve financial success via the Faustian deal he struck with the Spanish crown. He is worse in that he had no real principles, no actual concrete beliefs. Despite what one may think of Hitler or Stalin’s political viewpoints and misdeeds, they held serious internal convictions about the world and dedicated their entire lives to them.

And like all Shakespearean villains, this is truly the great tragedy of Columbus the man. With all of his resources, intelligence, experience and knowledge of how to navigate the world, he simply enriched himself. There was no greater sense of duty to his local community, no advancement of the cause of the working classes, no investment in the public welfare, only a shallow, all-consuming sense of self-absorption and greed. So should we tear down statues to Columbus in public parks or remove his face from grocery store packages of salami? That’s your decision as a public activist or consumer to make. It’s not my place as a writer to do so. However, it is my place as a writer to note that the same self-absorption, lust for money and careerism that drove Columbus abounds in our present society, and has only become further aggravated by the prevalence of social media sites, tacky reality television programming and a lazy, American mainstream media complex tasked with covering serious socio-political issues, who are more concerned with acquiring advertiser revenue on mass-viewed tabloid content than with the truth. If we truly wish to avoid going down the same road as a monster like Columbus, then the United States is going to have to seriously examine itself internally before passing sanctimonious judgment on a murderous, Genoan boot-licker from over 500 years ago.

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meeting of the Lake San Marcos Federation of Republican Women which will feature two very interesting and timely speakers. Jerry Kern is running for San Diego County Supervisor after serving in the U.S. Air Force and serving three terms on the Oceanside City Council. He will be speaking about what his priorities will be as Supervisor. Carl DeMaio will be the after-lunch speaker. Carl is a well-known figure in San Diego and a compelling speaker, especially on issues in which he strongly believes. Carl was born in Iowa, graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in International Politics and Business. He worked as a political intern in Washington, D.C.; then for the Congressional Institute; established The Performance Institute providing training for government officials, and the American Strategic Management Institute providing financial and management training to corporations. He served a single term on the San Diego City Council. He will update us on various perspectives of Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act, among other insights, projects and goals. The meeting will be on Monday, March 5th, social at 11am; meeting at 11:30am, at the St. Mark Golf Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, Lake San Marcos. Cost is $27/person. Check/reservations to Elizabeth Laister, 1053 San Pablo Drive, Lake San Marcos, 92078, by Thursday, March 1st. After that date, another $5/person is charged. Questions, please call 760.744.0953. Deadline Approaching for Soroptimist Awards Gala Tickets - Tickets are still available for the Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland’s “Live Your Dream” Awards Gala Dinner to be held Saturday, March 10 from 6pm to 10pm at the Vista Valley Country Club, 29354 Vista Valley Drive, Vista. Ticket reservations must be made by February 23rd. Tickets are $75 per plate, and Table Sponsorships are still available for $800 per table of 8. Proceeds benefit education awards for women. Event co-sponsors are Tri-City Medical Center and Modern Builders Supply. Soroptimists will hand out three education grants of $5,000 each to three recipients, all of whom are single head-of-household women who have overcome enormous obstacles and are trying to better their lives and the lives of their children. Guests will begin their Gala experience with a 6pm Welcome Reception with no-host bar, DJ music, and silent auction. The program includes guest speaker Sheryl Roush, CEO of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., Accredited Speaker, Author and Coach, followed by check presentations to the three awardees. Dinner and dessert will be served concurrently with the presentations. Tickets are available online at soroptimistvista.org or by contacting Gala Co-Chair Paula Nix at 760-500-0013 or paula.eckerts@gmail.com by the Feb. 23 deadline.

Young Artists Artwork Sought for Exhibit - Artwork is being sought for the annual Kids Kaleidoscope art show organized each year by the Escondido Art Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the arts and the community since 1956. The show, open to kids ages 5 through 18, showcases young artists in the community and presents the winners with ribbons and cash prize awards. Artwork is judged by age group; one entry per artist is permitted, and there are no entry fees to compete. A Reception with refreshments will be held on Second Saturday, April 14, from 3:00–5:00pm, with the awards ceremony taking place at 4:00pm. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Drop-off dates for artwork at the Artists Gallery, 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido, are Saturday, March 31, 11:00am-4:00pm and Monday, April 2nd, 4:00-6:00pm. All artwork must be submitted suitable for gallery hanging, should be clean and well presented for public viewing in a gallery setting. Gallery Director, Nancy Sommers, has kick-started this event by disseminating materials to local schools and entry forms are also available at the Artists Gallery. For more information, visit the EAA website www.escondidoartist.weebly.com. Trip of the Day - On Wednesday, May 16th, a fun trip is planned to the Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens and The Grand Traditions in Fallbrook. These two incredible settings are lush and splendid displays of

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call it the War of 1812 if it was in 1946?"

Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

The Woman Who Rescued 982 Jewish Refugees

She was an American Jew who witnessed first-hand the harsh treatment of European Jews by the Nazi during the 30s and World War II. As a U.S. government official, Ruth Gruber rescued 982 German, French, Czech, and Polish Jews from the death camps. Gruber was born Sept. 30, 1911, in Brooklyn, New York to Russian Jewish immigrant parents.

"It was a Black Op. No one is supposed to know about it." This was beginning to become fun!

I glanced furtively around me for effect, leaned toward the guy and in a low voice said, "I'm not sure. I was the only Caucasian on the mission."

"Dude," he was really getting excited about what he was hearing, "that is seriously awesome! But, didn't you kind of stand out?" The moron nodded knowingly.

"Listen man," I said in a very serious tone, "You can't tell anyone about this. It's still 'top secret' and I shouldn't have said anything."

"Oh yeah?" he gave me the 'don't threaten me look.' "Like, what's gonna happen if I do?" With a really hard look I said, "You have a family don't you? We wouldn't want anything to happen to them, would we?" The guy gulped, left his basket where it was and fled through the door. The lady behind me started laughing so hard I thought she was about to have a heart attack. I just grinned at her.

After checking out and going to the parking lot, I saw dimwit leaning in a car window talking to a young woman.

Upon catching sight of me he started pointing excitedly in my direction.

Giving him another 'deadly' serious look, I made the 'I see you' gesture. He turned kind of pale, jumped in the car and sped out of the parking lot.

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Since the U.S. Congress had refused to lift the quota on Jewish immigration to the United States from Europe, President Franklin Roosevelt had acted by executive authority and “invited” refugees to “visit” America. The refugees were to be “guests” of the President and upon arriving in New York, they were transferred to Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter, formerly an Army training base in Oswego, New York. They were locked behind a chain-link fence with barbed wire and armed Army guards. Most of the refugees feared it was another concentration camp. The refugees were met with much antiSemitism from many Americans. Officials in Washington were determined to send them back to Europe after the war.

Gruber lobbied the State Department to keep them in the U.S. It was not until January 1946 that President Truman made the decision to allow them to stay and apply for American residency.

Later, as a correspondent for the New York Herald-Tribune, Gruber witnessed the ship Exodus in 1947 entering the Haifa harbor in Palestine after it was intercepted by the Royal Navy while making an attempt to deliver 4,500 Jewish refugees from Europe. The British were trying to keep the Jews and Arabs apart and avoid a war. To meet the Exodus, Gruber flew to Cyprus, where she witnessed and photographed refugees detained by the British. The British then sent the refugees to Port-de-Bouc in France.

"Dude! Really?" He exclaimed. "How did you get to do something that COOOOL?"

"Not really. The other guys were wearing white camouflage."

Some 982 refugees were loaded aboard a troop ship in Italy and headed for the U.S. Throughout the voyage home, the ship, USNS Henry Gibbins, was hunted by Nazi U-boats. Gruber's book “Haven: The Dramatic Story of 1000 World War II Refugees and How They Came to America,” was based on case histories she recorded as she interviewed the refugees.

With the goal of being a writer, Gruber graduated from New York University at the age of 15. At 18 she won a postgraduate fellowship at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. In 1931, she won another fellowship from the Institute of International Education to study in Cologne, Germany. She received a doctorate degree from the University of Cologne in German Philosophy, Modern English Literature, and Art History, becoming the youngest person in the world to receive a doctorate. The subject of her dissertation was Virginia Woolf. While in Germany, Gruber witnessed Nazi rallies and persecution toward Jews. In 1932, after completing her studies and returning to America, she brought the awareness of the dangers of Nazism. Gruber's writing career began.

In 1935, the New York Herald Tribune asked her to write a feature series about women under Fascism and Communism. During World War II, she went to work as a special assistant in the U.S. Department of the Interior. In 1944, she was assigned a secret mission to Europe to bring 1,000 Jewish refugees from Italy to the U.S. For the trip, Secretary Harold Ickes made her a simulated “general" so in case the military aircraft she flew in was shot down and she was caught by the Nazis, she would be kept alive according to the Geneva Convention.

The refugees refused to disembark. After an 18-day standoff, the British decided to ship the Jews back to Germany. Out of many journalists from around the world reporting on the affair, Gruber, alone, was allowed by the British to accompany the Jews back to Germany.

In 1951, Gruber married Philip H. Michaels, a community leader in the South Bronx. She gave birth to two children, one of whom, David Michaels, became U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. During her long life, Gruber received many awards for her writing and humanitarian acts, including the Na'amat Golda Meir Human Rights Award and awards from the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance.

Gruber died at the age of 105 on Nov. 17, 2016. The 2001 television film, Haven, is based on Gruber's life story. The movie stars Natasha Richardson as Gruber. A documentary about her life, titled Ahead of Time, was released in 2010.

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Passion 4 K.I.D.S. Surprised Family with 18 Special Needs Children with Handicap Van – Recently Passion 4 K.I.D.S. organization surprised the Hauer family of El Cajon, which includes 18 adopted special needs children, with a handicap van following a recent fire at this home which destroyed their other van. Chuck Hauer (age 80) and Penny Hauer (age 77) have adopted 18 special needs children and care for them in the most loving and nurturing home. Since the fire, they have been under extreme hardship without any handicapped accessible transportation to get their children to doctor’s appointments, etc. The generosity of an anonymous donor who heard their story on the news, made this gift possible. Founded by Charles and Linda Van Kessler, Encinitas-based Passion 4 K.I.D.S. (Kids In Desperate Situations) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charity dealing with handicapped, neglected, abandoned, abused, and underprivileged children of any race, color and creed as well as children in acute, life-threatening, emergency situations in the United States. These are the “forgotten” children whose young lives have been turned upside down, that fall through the cracks with little or no insurance or government programs

available to help them. Passion 4 K.I.D.S. is best recognized for its work with Baby Izaiah. Charles Van Kessler was raised in a state-run orphanage in Amsterdam, Holland, during World War II after his family was snatched away in front of him at age 2 by the Nazis, and suffering abuse of every kind and malnutrition. Passion 4 K.I.D.S. is a familyrun charity that works hands on daily with the children it is honored to serve. In addition to receiving a Proclamation from the City of San Diego, Passion 4 K.I.D.S. also

Choral Concert by Point Loma University Chamber Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble - See story on page 6

received a Certificate of Recognition for its work by the California State Legislature as well as by the U.S. Congress through Congressman Darrell Issa. They were recently featured in Forbes.com (www.passion4kids.org).

Home Firearm Safety/Basic Handgun Class – The next monthly 3-hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, or who already owns, a handgun. The class is offered Sunday, March 4, from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Escondido Fish and Game Association shooting range east of Lake Wohlford, at 16525 Guejito Road and Lake Wohlford Road. Participants learn the basics of handguns, home firearm safety and responsibility of firearm ownership. Handguns and ammunition are provided for the class but participants are encouraged to bring their own handgun if they already own one. Cost is $60/person. To register for the class call Jack @ 760-746-2868. Items for the Social Butterfly? Email to: thesocialbutterfly@coxnet


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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. Olga Diaz

Council Member, Represents District 3

Prepare for 2018 Elections

Waiting until November to start thinking about our upcoming elections is too late. Voter turnout in non-presidential election years has consistently been low. Perhaps many people feel that all other candidates and initiatives are less important but that simply is not the case. Although the national debates on health care, immigration or tax reform are intense and

There are people so poor the only thing they have is money

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Newman is still very much a puppy with an enthusiastic personality and a desire to explore his surroundings. He was transferred through the FOCAS program.

The $145 adoption fee for Newman includes medical exam, vaccinations, neuter, and microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org.

Chewie, a 5-year-old Labrador Retriever mix, is a wonderful companion looking for a loving home to call his own. Chewie has been living with a foster family, because he had a hard time adapting to shelter life. In spite of his stress, Chewie has shown great progress. Chewie is house-trained, loves to play fetch and jump in the water. He would love a home where he is offered lots of patience in adjusting, and where he can be given a routine and plenty of enrichment to keep him happy and stress-free. His adoption fee includes his neuter, permanent microchip identification, current vaccinations, 30 days worry free insurance from Trupanion Insurance and a certificate for a free veterinary exam! To arrange to meet him and learn more about making him part of your family, please call (619) 299-7012.

engaging, you might not personally be impacted by any of the policy changes. On the other hand, your local elected representatives impact your daily life. We are doing work that matters like fixing your roads, ensuring you have clean drinking water, figuring out where new residential or commercial development can happen and making sure to fund public services. Make sure you elect the kind of

city officials who care and want to help.

In 2018, we have a primary election in June and a regular election in November. Take a few moments to check your voter registration status and to identify what district you live in. The San Diego County Registrar of Voters offers an online tool that will summarize your voter status and all of your representatives from congress to city council. www.sdvote.com

The Pastor Says . . .

Pastor Sam Brumit Mission 316, San Marcos

Politics, Transformation and Me

I confess that I used to be into politics more than I am these days. At the first university I attended, I decided to major in political science. I was active in some political campaigns in my young adulthood. I worked briefly for the FBI (albeit in the fingerprint division), living in a D.C. suburb. Participated in a few marches along the way. I guess all that to say I felt that culture could be changed primarily through politics.

Decades have passed and I’ve concluded that, while politics matter, the real change in a culture or society comes from something else – changing the hearts of people. Jesus understood this. He once was

approached by the Pharisees, (a religious and ruling body of his day). “Teacher,” they said, “We know how honest you are. You are impartial and don’t play favorites. You teach the way of God truthfully. Now tell us— is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not? Should we pay them, or shouldn’t we?” He asked for a coin and explained we are to render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.

We are encouraged to submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, people in those positions have been placed there by God. (Romans 13:1, NLT). However, little is said by Jesus (or Paul, who wrote half the New Testament) about the Roman Empire – and it was oppressive indeed). They did spend a great amount of time speaking of something that could change the human heart – the message of the love and power of God through the good news of gospel. The believed hearts could be radically transformed… and I still do too.

Every believer should, in good citizenship, participate and everyone should vote their conscience and be involved at the level they feel led to participate. Realize, however, that the only true and lasting change in a human heart, in a family, a country, or a world comes through spiritual transformation.


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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

State of the City Address returns March 7

In my final year as Mayor, I will be proud to deliver the 2018 San Marcos State of the City Address on Wednesday, March 7 at California State University San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in the University Student Union Ballroom. Registration and networking will begin at 11 am with lunch and program to follow.

For the fourth year, this event will feature the State of the City Address during the Chamber’s business recognition luncheon. The San Marcos City Council will recognize Chamber member businesses for their outstanding contributions to the community. This year’s event will focus on the discovering life’s possibilities right here in San Marcos

and recognizing the city’s progress is now laying a firm foundation for the future. The talk will highlight some of the most significant accomplishments of the last year and outline upcoming goals in the areas of public safety, parks and community services, community development, traffic and transportation, and other quality of life issues. For media inquires about the event, please contact Communications Officer Sarah Macdonald at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3174. For ticket sales, please visit the Chamber website at http://bit.ly/2BasaDP2018StateoftheCity. For corporate sponsorship information, please contact Melanie Jamil with the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce at (760) 744-1270 or melanie@sanmarcoschamber.com.

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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed

Mayor Sam Abed does not wish to write a weekly column to communicate with his Escondido Constituents via The Paper and its “A Letter from the Mayor” series

Chuckles Cont. from Page 7

church service,

Then the next day I will go to the driver's license bureau wearing my Border Patrol hat, and see how long it takes to empty the place.

A little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination, looking at the old pages as he turned them.

What a great time! Tomorrow I'm going back, wearing my Homeland Security cap.

Whoever said retirement is boring? You just need to wear the right kind of cap! See you guys at Walmart!

One Sunday in a Midwest City, a young child was "acting up" during the morning worship hour.

The parents did their best to maintain some sense of order in the pew but were losing the battle. Finally, the father picked the little fellow up and walked sternly up the aisle on his way out.

Just before reaching the safety of the foyer, the little one called loudly to the congregation, "Pray for me! Pray for me!"

One particular four-year old prayed, "And forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets." A little boy was overheard praying:

"Lord, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it. I'm having a real good time like I am."

A Sunday School teacher asked her little children, as they were on the way to

"And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" One bright little girl replied, "Because people are sleeping."

Then something fell out of the Bible.

He picked it up and looked at it closely. It was an old leaf from a tree that has been pressed in between the pages.

"Mama, look what I found," the boy called out..

"What have you got there, dear?" his mother asked. With astonishment in the young boy's voice he answered, "It's Adam 's suit".

The preacher was wired for sound with a lapel mike, and as he preached, he moved briskly about the platform, jerking the mike cord as he went. Then he moved to one side, getting wound up in the cord and nearly tripping before jerking it again.

After several circles and jerks, a little girl in the third pew leaned toward her mother and whispered, "If he gets loose, will he hurt us?" Six-year old Angie , and her four-year old brother, Joel, were sitting together in church.

Joel giggled, sang and talked out loud.

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Construction on the second phase of the City’s longrange plan to create a vibrant, walkable district along downtown’s S. Santa Fe Avenue is underway. This area is known as the Paseo Santa Fe district. The first phase, completed in 2016, included renovating the blighted area from Main Street to Ocean View Drive. This current construction is scheduled for completion in March, 2020. Crews are upgrading the sewer and water infrastructure, adding storm drain improvements, and placing the overhead power and cable lines underground from Ocean View Drive to Civic Center Drive. Next, a roundabout will be constructed at Guajome and

Paseo Santa Fe Project

Terrace Drives. The street surface amenities, such as the street lamps, landscaping, and new sidewalks installed in the first phase will then be continued to Terrace Drive. Transnet and SANDAG funding, as well as a State Water Resource grant are helping to fund the project. The City recently received the Momentum Award by Circulate San Diego for the Paseo Santa Fe Project and for its transformation and positive impact on the community. Through innovative planning, creative programs, and strong community partnerships, Vista is removing blight along the corridor and creating healthy neighborhoods.

Oceanside • Deputy Mayor Chuck Lowery

Two New Beachfront Hotels Coming

Plans in the works for over 12 years are coming to fruition as property owners and developers prepare to break ground on a full-service resort hotel and an adjacent boutique hotel on Pacific Street near the Pier. Located between North Pacific and Myers streets and spanning two city blocks, the Joie de Vivre boutique hotel will occupy the north block of the development and the Destination Resort will be on the south block. The Destination Resort will be comparable to L'Auberge Del Mar or the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. The City had been leasing the area for public parking. The parking

Finally, his big sister had had enough.

"You're not supposed to talk out loud in church." "Why? Who's going to stop me?" Joel asked. Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, "See those two men standing by the door? They're hushers."

My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, “Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?" I mentally polished my halo, while I asked, "No, how are we alike?" "You're both old," he replied.

A ten-year old, under the tutelage of her grandmother, was becoming quite knowledgeable about the Bible. Then, one day, she floored her grandmother by asking, "Which Virgin was the mother of Jesus ? The virgin Mary or the King James Virgin ?" A Sunday school class was studying the Ten Commandments.

spaces will be replaced by a new public parking structure containing over 350 parking spaces. The new parking garage is being constructed at Pier View Way and Cleveland Street. The master-planned, 2.75-acre hotel project is slated to launch in early 2020 after breaking ground in spring 2018. Additionally, the boutique hotel will feature the Graves House, commonly known as the “Top Gun house." Dating back to 1887, the historicallyprotected Queen Anne Victorian will be meticulously restored to its original splendor and will re-launch as a curated food outlet. The projects will add multiple restaurants, bars, a public garden and event venues to the area. They were ready to discuss the last one.

The teacher asked if anyone could tell her what it was. Susie raised her hand, stood tall, and quoted,

"Thou shall not take the covers off the neighbor's wife."


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Obituary

BONNIE SCALES NUGENT 1927-2018

Bonnie Scales was born in Oklahoma on October 2, 1 9 2 7. She was the first child and only daughter of Mark and Emma Scales. Soon, Bonnie had three brothers and she remained close to them throughout her life.

Bonnie was eight years old when the Great Depression caused the young family to travel Route 66 looking for a better life in California. The Scales family found work picking fruit in Kern County near Bakersfield. Times were difficult but through hard work and determination the family thrived. Bonnie's father found work in the oil fields and was able to purchase a small farm near Shafter, California which became their home.

Bonnie Scales, age 20 Bonnie graduated from Shafter High School in 1944. She took a job as a switchboard operator for The Superior Oil Co. Mr. John Nugent was her boss. After WWII ended, Mr. Nugent introduced Bonnie to his son, George. George had just returned from England having completed 30 missions on a B-24 as a ball turret gunner. They fell in love and were married in 1946. George

started working for Superior in the roustabout crew and going to night school to further his education at the University of Southern California (USC).

During this period, Bonnie and George were blessed with two sons, Michael, and Patrick. George attended USC full time taking advantage of the GI Bill and working on weekends and holidays. It was a struggle. Bonnie helped and encouraged George. In 1953, George received a degree in Petroleum Engineering. George took a job in Casper, Wyoming with Superior Oil. Bonnie made the best of the severe climate change. The next year Bonnie and George were blessed with another son, Timothy. The following year, George was transferred to Cortez, Colorado. In 1959, George took a job in Big Piney, Wyoming. Their three sons went through elementary and high school in Big Piney. Michael and Patrick graduated from the University of Wyoming Business School. The family made many lasting friends. During her years in Big Piney, Bonnie made braided rugs, a hobby she continued for over 5O years. She made small and large rugs giving them to family and friends. Bonnie also helped with St. Anne's Altar Society and was a Cub Scout Den Mother.

Bonnie wrote this in preparation for her obituary. Family only provided some editing. Bonnie was a treasure and will be sorely missed by her family and her broad circle of friends. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Interfaith Community Services, 550 W. Washington Ave., Escondido, CA 92025. A memorial service for family and friends in honor of Bonnie Scales Nugent will be held on March 24, 2018 from 11 am to 1 pm at The Women’s Club of Escondido. The address is 751 N. Rose St, Escondido, CA 92025.

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In 1975, George was transferred to Houston, Texas. Bonnie was a hospital volunteer for 20 years at the Spring Branch Medical Center, making many good friends there. Michael and his family as well as Patrick lived in Houston allowing the family to be together often. Timothy spent his entire life in Wyoming. In 1999, Bonnie and George returned to their Nugent family roots in California settling in Escondido. Soon after making their home there, Bonnie and George became caretakers of the Woman's Club of Escondido Clubhouse and Grounds. They made many new friends and visited with many nearby relatives. They were content and enjoyed those 18 years until George’s death in July, 2017. George and Bonnie had a long life together. Most difficult for them was the loss of their two sons; Patrick in 1992 and Timothy in 2010. Their enduring comfort was knowing God’s Circle of Love is forever. Bonnie often said “LOVE NEVER ENDS.”

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Internet and smart phone companies track and record your activity in order to determine how to target market you with ads for the products and services you’re most likely to buy. They sell your contact information to companies who deal those products and services. While the resulting pop up ads and Email solicitations may be annoying, they are not dangerous. Dangerous is when criminals hack into these data bases that may contain birth records, addresses, credit card, bank account, phone, social security and drivers

In recent years many large data bases have been compromised. Some of the largest breaches and the number of customers compromised have been, Yahoo 2014 - 3 billion accounts, Adult Friend Finder (several adult sites) 2016 - 412 Million accounts, E-Bay 2014 - 145 million users, Equifax 2017 - 145 million accounts, Target 2013-110 million customer accounts, Uber 2016 600,000 drivers and customers, JP Morgan Chase 2014 - 110 million households and 7 million businesses. Other major data breaches have included Adobe, Sony Playstation Network, Anthem Blue Cross, VeriSign, Home Depot and the Federal Government Office of Personnel Management. While companies and governments keep personal records for convenience and efficiency, when security is breached, the consequences can be devastating. There is little you can do to protect yourself from data base breaches. Like it or not, our personal information exists in many data bases around the world. Everyone has been a part of at least one data base hack and most of us have escaped unharmed. Even if you are unlucky enough to be victimized, you would probably survive financially. Usually the merchants or financial institutions take the hit. Your biggest problem would be the time and effort required to restore your identity and mend your credit.

ing exploit” may not. You probably will not get your money back if you fall for an Internet or telephone scam. Be careful.

ly infected, stolen or simply fails, your data can be easily be retrieved and reloaded on a repaired or replaced PC.

If your data files are important and worth protecting, you need back-up. “Cloud” back-up, like $60 per year Carbonite, are the safest and surest. All other strategies (flash drives, internal and external back-up drives, DVDs etc) are less reliable. With “cloud” back-up, whether your PC is hopeless-

Next week- Those of us who were “married with children” when PCs became common in the 1980s tend to have a somewhat negative view on the impact of technology on our lives. Our kids seamlessly blend into it in their everyday lives. What makes us different?

Most successful personal computer attacks result when users are tricked into bypassing the PCs protection software. “Trojan Horse” exploits lure users to click on something that looks important, useful, or at least harmless. Once inside the “Trojan” turns off the protection, opens a back door and goes to work.

Frequent Microsoft Windows updates are disruptive, annoying and can even cause serious problems. In Win 7 and 8, the automatic update feature can be turned off. In Win10 the updates are mandatory. The only option available to Win 10 users is a four-hour installation delay. With Win7 and 8, we recommend turning off the auto-update feature so that the user can choose which updates to allow and when to install them.

Checking your credit card statements and bank accounts regularly should protect you from fraudulent activity liability but getting caught in a “phish-

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9001653 The name of the business: Heroes, located at 2018 Main St., Julian, Ca., 92036 This business is registered by: BCZ Enterprises, LLC 1510 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd San Marcos, Ca., 92069 This business is conducted by aLimited Liability Company First day of business: n/a /s/ Lisa Brice, Managing Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/19/2018 1/25, 2/01, 2/08 & 2/15/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9001366 The name of the business: Investment Consulting, located at 1286 Discovery St., Unit 6, San Marcos, Ca., 92078 This business is registered by: Dutch Saunders 1286 Discovery St., Unit 6 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: n/a /s/ Dutch Saunders Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/17/2018 1/25, 2/01, 2/08 & 2/15/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9000288 The name of the business: Partyland, The rainbow, located a 308 E. Indian Rock Rd., Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is registered by: Freddy Alvarez Barrera 308 E. Indian Rock Rd. Vista, ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: 1/04/18 /s/ Freddy Alvarez Barrera Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/04 /2018 2/01, 2/08, 2/15 & 2/22/2018

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#2018-9002147 The name of the business: Elite Appraisal Services, located at 1466 Moreno St., Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is registered by: Heather Michelle Martinez 1466 Moreno St. Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: 1/24/18 /s/ Heather Michelle Martinez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/24/2018 2/01, 2/08, 2/15 & 2/22/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9003852 The name of the business: CBS Window and Door, Inc., located at 2332 La Mirada Drive, Ste 100, Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: CBS Window and Door, Inc., 2332 La Mirada Drive, Ste 100, Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business: 8/04/2011 /s/ Tom Young, Vice President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/092018 2/15, 2/22, 3/01 & 3/08/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9003121 The name of the business: North County Welding and Febrication, located at 255 Walnut Hills, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Michael A. and Lorena Solee 255 Walnut Hills Drive San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Married Couple First day of business was 1/01/2017. /s/ Lorena Solee Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/02/2018.2/08, 2/15, 2/22 & 3/01/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9001835 The name of the business: The Manor House, located at 2082 Vista Valle Verde Dr., Fallbrook. Ca. 92028 This business is registered by: Dynamic FPC Design., Inc. 2082 Vista Valle Verde Dr., Fallbrook. Ca. 92028 This business is conducted by a corporation First day of business: n/a. /s/ Beth E. Broussard, Vice President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/22/2018 01/25, 2/01, 2/08 & 2/15/2018

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#2018-9001971 The name of the business: Rooftech San Marcos, located at 580 Los Vallecitos Blvd, #302, San Marcos, Ca 92069. This business is registered by: Juan Antonio Lopez Sanchez and Pedro Santos Martinez Torres 580 Los Vallecitos Blvd, #302, San Marcos, Ca 92069 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business: 1/23/18 /s/ Juan Antonio Lopez Sanchez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/23 /2018 2/01, 2/08, 2/15 & 2/22/2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2018-00002686-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Amanda Russell filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present names: Amanda Renee Russell and Sophia Renee Russell, respectively, to Proposed names Amanda Renee Ross and Bo Renee Ross, respectively. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: March 6, 2018, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: San Diego Superior Court, North County Division,325 S. Melrose, Suite 1000, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 1/18/2018. /s/Robert Dahlquist, Judge of the Superior Court 1/25, 2/01, 2/08 & 2/15/2018

#2018-9002921 The name of the business: La Familia Callejas Market, located at 608 Gooch, Oceanside, CA. 92054. This business is registered by: Hugo Callejas 1941 Dove Ln. Apt 213 Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/31/2017. /s/ Hugo Callejas Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/31/2018. 2/15, 2/22, 3/01 & 3/08/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9003389 The name of the business: All German Auto, located at 1327 Simpson Way, Escondido, Ca. 92025. This business is registered by: Synergy Global Business Solutions 1497 Paseo De Las Flores Encinitas, CA. 92024 This business is conducted by Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Andrew Graham, COO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/06/2018. 2/15, 2/22, 3/01 & 3/08/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9003145 The name of the business: Tony’s Delivery, located at 1247 W. San Marcos Blvd, D-8, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Antonio Barcenas 1247 W. San Marcos Blvd. D-8 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Antonio Barcenas Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/02/2018. 2/15, 2/22, 3/01 & 3/08/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9003617 The name of the business: Tilghman’s Academy of Music, located at 4095 Oceanside Blvd. Ocanside, Ca. 92056. This business is registered by: Christopher Isaiah & Kaitlyn Nicole Tilghman 24234 Cerro Vista Way Ramona,Ca. 92065 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Christopher Isaiah Tilghman Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/08/2018. 2/15, 2/22, 3/01 & 3/08/2018


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#2017-9031138 The name of the business: North County Cycle Club, located at 2246 Buena Creek Road, Vista, Ca., 92084 This business is registered by: Margareth Peggy Demery 2246 Buena Creek Road Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an unincorporated association other than a partnership. First day of business: 4/18/88 /s/ Margareth Peggy Demery Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/27/2017. 01/25, 2/01, 2/08 & 2/15/2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9000478

The name of the business: DeLauder, located at 465 Ammunition Road, Fallbrook, Ca., 92028 This business is registered by: Daniel Parker DeLauder 910 Heather Dr. Vista, Ca., 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: n/a /s/ Daniel Parker DeLauder Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/05 /2018 1/25, 2/01, 2/08 & 2/15/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9001175

The name of the business: Your 5 Star General Store, located at 5968 Black Rail Road, Carlsbad, Ca., 92011. This business is registered by: William DePace 5968 Black Rail Road, Carlsbad, Ca., 92011. This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: 4/2/2012 /s/ William DePace Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/16/2018 1/25, 2/01, 2/08 & 2/15/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9000588

The name of the business: Atomic Frames, located at 56505 Carlyle Drive, Yucca Valley, Ca., 92284. This business is registered by: Coty Alan and Amy Kathleen Rodriguez 1125 Arbor Ln. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business: n/a /s/ Coty Alan Rodriguez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/08 /2018 2/01, 2/08, 2/15 & 2/22/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9001961

The name of the business: Pyke’s Pantry, located at 908 Los Vallecitos Blvd., San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Stefanie Ann Moore 642 Utah Way Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: n/a /s/ Stefanie Ann Moore Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/23 /2018 2/01, 2/08, 2/15 & 2/22/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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The name of the business: LoveLight-Consciousness, located at 710 Avenida Amigo, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Mikal Shumate 710 Avenida Amigo San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: 1/24/2018 /s/ Mikal Shumate Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/24 /2018 2/01, 2/08, 2/15 & 2/22/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9000352 The name of the business: JackFahey.com, located at 1618 S. Nevada St., Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is registered by: Jack Maxwell Fahey 1618 S. Nevada St. Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: n/a /s/ Jack Maxwell Fahey Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/05 /2018 2/01, 2/08, 2/15 & 2/22/2018

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF CARLTON ARTHUR COUNTS Case No. 37-2018-00004244PR-PW-CT To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Carlton Arthur Counts. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Benjamin Reed in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA., 92101, Central Courthouse. The Petition for Probate requests that Benjamin Reed be appointed as personal representatives to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representattive will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 3/13/2018 Time: 11:00 am Dept: 504 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statues and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a peson interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner Daniel F. Morrin, Esq. 4909 Murphy Canyon Rd. Suite 340 San Diego, Ca. 92123 (858) 541 1777 2/01, 2/08 & 2/15/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9001910 The name of the business: Stress and Business Consulting, located at 1404 N. Broadway, #15, Escondido, CA. 92026. This business is registered by: Manuel M. Sandoval, Jr. 1404 N. Broadway #15 Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: n/a /s/ Manuel M. Sandoval, Jr. Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/23 /2018 2/01, 2/08, 2/15 & 2/22/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9002092 The name of the business: R. T. Begay Painting, located at 39009 Nogales Rd., Pala, Ca. 92059. This business is registered by: Robert Tso Begay, Jr. 39009 Nogales Rd. Pala, Ca. 92059 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: 9/26/08 /s/ Robert Tso Begay, Jr. Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/24 /2018 2/01, 2/08, 2/15 & 2/22/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9002926 The name of the business: Los Cabos Mexican and Seafood, located at 730 E. Vista Way, Vista, Ca., 92084 This business is registered by: Arturo Pena Estrada 32856 Whitehaven Court Menifee, Ca., 92584 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: 1/31/18 /s/ Arturo Pena Estrada Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/31/2018 2/08, 2/15, 2/22 & 3/01/3018

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF KENNETH A. REEVE, aka KENNETH ALLEN REEVE, aka KENNETH REEVE Case No. 37-2018-00004636 PR-PW-CTL ROA #1 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Kenneth A. Reeve, aka Kenneth Allen Reeve, aka Kenneth Reeve. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Cindy Braden in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union Street, San Diego, Ca. 92101, Central Courthouse, Probate Branch. The Petition for Probate requests that Cindy Braden be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate.The will and codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests that decedent’s lost will be admitted to probate. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal repreesentative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representattive will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 3/13/18 Time: 11:00 a..m. Dept: 504 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statues and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a peson interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Debra Leffler Streeter, Esq. 217 Civic Center Drive, Suite 10 Vista, Ca., 92084 760-945-9353 2/08, 2/15 & 2/22/2018/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9002503 The name of the business: Seven Nature, located at 1420 Decision St. #c, Vista, Ca., 92081 This business is registered by: Gabriel Costilla 547 Poinsettia Ave. Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: 1/2/18 /s/ Gabriel Costilla Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/29/2018 2/08, 2/15, 2/22 & 3/01/3018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9003204 The name of the business: Christian Healing Center, located at 791 Valley Crest Dr., Vista, CA. 92084. This business is registered by: Branches of the Cross Anglican Church, Incorporated 791 Valley Crest Dr. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business: 1/1/2013 /s/ Timoty S. Laundrie, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/05/2018 2/08, 2/15, 2/22 & 3/01/3018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9002946 The name of the business: Cruise Adventures Travel Company, located at 100 E. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Paul David and Sandra Joy Halem 2346 Rock Crest Glen Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business: 11/1/2007 /s/ Paul David Halem Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/01/2018 2/08, 2/15, 2/22 & 3/01/3018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2018-00003477-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Sara Elizabeth Greiner filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Sara Elizabeth Geiner to Proposed name Sara Elizabeth Bailey. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 3/13/2018, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 1/23/2018 /s/Robert P. Dahlquist, Judge of the Superior Court 2/08, 2/15, 2/22 & 3/01/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9002754 The name of the business: Camp Courage for Veterans, located at 5001 Macario Dr., Oceanside, Ca. 92057. This business is registered by: Loving the Elderly, Inc. 5001 Macario dr. Oceanside, Ca. 92057 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business: n/a /s/ Terecita Roxas, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/31/2018 2/08, 2/15, 2/22 & 3/01/3018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9001794 The name of the business: Jacked Decalz, located at 1895 Chaparral Dr., Vista, Ca 92081. This business is registered by: Douglas McKinney 1895 Chaparral Dr. Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: 1/22/2018 /s/ Douglas McKinney Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/22/2018 2/08, 2/15, 2/22 & 3/01/3018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9000137 The name of the business: Sea Side Tint, located at 1610 Boulder Creek Rd, Oceanside CA. 92056. This business is registered by: Marcos Daniel Lopez 4461 White Pine Way Oceanside, Ca. 92057 Greg quinata Santiago 1610 Boulder creek Road Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by Limited Liability Partnership. First day of business: n/a /s/ Greg Quinata Santiago, General Partner Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/03/2018 2/01, 2/08, 2/15, & 2/22/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9002657 The name of the business: Twin Oaks Animal Hospital lcoated at 310 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., #110, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Twin Oaks Valley Hospital 310 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. #110 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business: 8/23/2017 /s/ Ashley Weinberg, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/30/2018 2/08, 2/15, 2/22 & 3/01/3018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9003454

The name of the business: Zuazo

Floor Systems, located at 1575 W.

Valley Parkway 57, Escondido,

CA. 92029.

This business is registered by:

Victor Manuel Zuazo

1575 W. Valley Parkway 57

Escondido, Ca. 92029

This business is conducted by an

First day of business: n/a

iindividual.

/s/ Victor Manuel Zuazo

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg

Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San

Diego County on 2/06/2018

2/15, 2/22, 3/01 & 3/08 /3018

CITATION FOR FREEEDOM FROM PARENTAL CUSTODY AND CONTROL Case Number AN16221 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO NORTH COUNTY DIVISION 325 S. MELROSE DR. SUITE 130 VISTA, CA. 92081

To: Francisco Vidal Garcia

You are advised that you are required to appear in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego, in Department 12 at the court location indicated above on FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2017 at 09;00 AM to show cause, if you have any, why Alison Fabiola Garcia, minor, should not be declared free from parental custody and control (*for the purpose of placement for adoption) as requested in the petition.

You are advised that if the parent(s) are present at the time and place above stated the judge will read the petition and, if requested, may explain the effect of the granting of the petition and, if requested, the judge shall explain any item or allegation contained therein and the nature of the proceedings, its procedures and possible consequences and may continue the matter for not more than 30 days for the appointment of counsel or to give counsel time to prepare. The court may appoint counsel to represent the minor whether or not the minor is able to afford counsel. If any parent appears and is unable to afford counsel, the court shall appoint counsel to represent each parent who appears unless such representation is knowingly and intelligently waived. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your pleading, if any, may be filed on time. Date: 2/5/2018

Clerk of the Superior Court /s/ K. Free, Deputy 2/15, 2/22, 3/01 & 3/08/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9002128

The name of the business: Grand Venture, located at 910 E. Grand Avenue, Suite F, Escondido, CA 92025 This business is registered by:

Robert Todd McMaster 1520 Richland Road San Marcos, CA 92069

John H. Dow, Jr. 11042 Cadence Court Escondido, CA 92026

Mark Martin 1385 Pleasant Hill Escondido, CA 92026

Michael Stenstrom 1140 Sierra Linda Escondido, CA 92025

W. Richardson Hardie, Jr. 10357 Eagle Lake Drive Escondido, CA 92029

Joseph L. Sigala 1141 Inspiration Lane Escondido, CA 92025

This business is conducted by a General Partnership First day of business: 9/25/1996 /s/ Robert Dodd McMaster, Owner/DR/fbn Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/24/2018 2/15, 2/22, 3/01 & 3/08/3018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9001667 The name of the business: Crossfit Iconic, Iconic Fitness, located at 237 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, Ca.92026. This business is registered by: West Coast Athletics, Inc. 237 E. Valley Parkway

Escondiido, ca. 2026 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/01/2017 /s/ Chris Cordova, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/19/2018. 2/08, 2/15, 2/22 & 3/01/2018

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 DP16-016 on February 26, 2018 Project No.: P16-0031 (DP 16-016) Applicant: Ramiro Gama Request: The applicant is requesting approval to operate a 4,220 square foot automotive repair facility. Environmental Determination: The City of San Marcos did find the project Categorically Exempt (EX 18-003) pursuant to Section 15301 Class 1, in that this is an existing facility with no expansion, of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Location of the Property: 1325 Descanso Avenue, more particularly described as: Portion of Lot 2, Block No. 115, 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: 219-130-33-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Art Piñon, Associate Planner, by calling 760-744-1050 extension 3234, or via email apinon@san-marcos.net. NOTICE: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Manager to the Planning Commission provided the appeal fee is paid ($20 for residents; $1,155 for non-residents) and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the decision (due no later than 5:30 PM on March 8, 2018). 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 sgallegos@san-marcos.net. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in 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: 02/15/18. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2018-9003140 The name of the business: Bridgedale IT Consulting, located at 832 Via La Venta, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Dale Anthony Pingol Pena 832 Via La Venta San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/20/2018 /s/ Dale Anthony Pingol Pena Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/02/2018. 2/08, 2/15, 2/22 & 3/01/2018


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Sound Home Solutions is an authorized dealer for Sony, Samsung, LG, Yamaha, Denon, Polk and many other Audio/Video Products. We will meet or beat any retail or online distributor and if something was to go wrong with the product, we will service it for you which eliminates returns headaches. Licensed Bonded and Insured California State Contractors license # 934820

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The Paper 02-15-18  
The Paper 02-15-18