February 22, 2018
Volume 48 - No. 8
By Friedrich Gomez
Famed American humorist, Will Rogers, often quipped: “I never had my Americanism doubted before. My mother and my father both were part Cherokee Indian. Of course my people didn’t come over on the Mayflower – but they were there to meet the folks when they landed.” The The Paper Paper -- 760.747.7119 760.747.7119
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Most everyone knows that vaudeville star, radio pioneer, newspaper columnist, and one of America’s top movies stars, Will Rogers, was of Native American extraction.
On that fact, alone, there is nothing new under the sun. But, few know that a myth-buster
would have his hands full in clearing away unnecessary cobwebs of misinformation concerning the real Will Rogers.
EXPLODING A MYTH. Will Rogers (1879-1935), known as “Oklahoma’s Favorite Son,” was never a “rags-to-riches” story – although his life has often been, erro-
neously, reported that way by numerous newspapers, magazines, and television documentaries, all of which have played fast-and-loose with the facts. Nevertheless, the Horatio Alger approach is irresistibly romantic at the expense of actual truth. Despite reports to the contrary, Will Rogers was born to a wealthy and
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upscale Cherokee family at The Dog Iron Ranch, just 30 minutes from Oologah in Indian territory. “Oologah” is Cherokee for “dark cloud.” Amusingly, Will Rogers said he always told folks he was “from Claremore because no one but an Indian could pronounce Oologah.”
NATIVE AMERICAN ROOTS. Although Will Rogers was only part Native American on both his parents’ side, he steadfastly identified with the Cherokee, as did his parents before him. He often said to great laughter, “I have Indian blood in me. I have just enough white blood for you to question my honesty.” OKLAHOMA’S FAVORITE SON. Known as “Oklahoma’s Favorite Son,” Will Rogers’ fame during his lifetime made him one of the most beloved individuals in American history, to the point of becoming, in essence, “America’s Favorite Son,” a mantle which he humbly, but proudly, wore like an emperor’s crown. However, Will Rogers always cautioned against anyone, including himself, from acquiring a boastful ego. He always remained humble, and self-effacing. He was fond of saying: “If you get to thinking you’re a person of influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around.” THE COWBOY PHILOSOPHER. He answered to many affectionate American nicknames, such as the “Cowboy Philosopher,” wherein he
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I recently spent $6,500 on a young registered Black Angus bull. I put him out with the herd but he just ate grass and wouldn't even look at a cow. I was beginning to think I had paid more for that bull than he was worth. Anyhow, I had the Vet come and have a look at him. He said the bull was very healthy, but possibly just a little young, so he gave me some pills to feed him once per day.
The bull started to service the cows within two days, all my cows! He even broke through the fence and bred with all of my neighbor's cows! He's like a machine!
I don't know what was in the pills the Vet gave him ......... but they kind of taste like peppermint. ••••• One day, a blonde went into an appliance store that was having a sale on TVs. She walked up to the counter and said to the clerk, "I would like to buy this TV."
would appear on stage dressed in simple western garb, widely chewing gum and skillfully using his rope like a lasso, all the while spinning yarns about life, homespun values, and the murky waters of politics. His remarks kept the field of play level, never allowing politicians to think themselves above the rest of the population. His political remarks were funny but they also served to deflate the egos of overly-pompous politicos and, by so doing, he elevated the common citizen in the process: “A senator got up today and called his fellow senators sons of wild jackasses. Now, if you think the senators were hot, imagine how the jackasses felt.” And yet, Will Rogers, the Cowboy Philosopher, never spared the rod on himself: “When I first started out to write and misspelled a few words, people said I was plain ignorant. But when I got all the words wrong, they declared I was a humorist.”
“THE VOICE OF EVERYMAN.” Will Rogers had his finger on the pulse of Americans everywhere and often said out loud what they often felt deep inside. For the average citizen who harbored feelings of helplessness and suspicion regarding Big Government, Rogers handed them a club to swing: “This country has gotten where it is in spite of politics, not by the aid of it. That we have carried as much political bunk as we have and still survived shows we are a super nation.” By so doing, Will Rogers became a voice for every American who otherwise felt helpless in making known The clerk replied, "Sorry, I don't sell to blondes." So, the blonde dyed her hair brown and returned the next day. Again, she went up to the counter and said, "I would like to buy this TV." Again, the clerk answered, "Sorry, I don't sell to blondes." Puzzled, the blonde asked, "How did you know I was a blonde?"
The clerk replied, "Because that is a microwave." ••••• Child at dinner table: "Are caterpillars good to eat?" Parent: "No. Why would you ask a question like that?" Child: "Well, there was one in your salad, but it's gone now." The South - You Gotta Love It
A group of Alabama friends went deer hunting and paired off in twos for the day. That night, one of the hunters returned alone, staggering under the weight of an eight-point buck. "Where's Henry?" the others asked.
"Henry had a stroke of some kind. He's a couple of miles back up the trail," the successful hunter replied.
"You left Henry laying out there and carried the deer back?" they inquired.
"A tough call," nodded the hunter. "But I figured no one is going to steal Henry!" Georgia
their frustrations and anger towards politicians in general. As one historian phrased it, Will Rogers became “The Voice of Everyman” – a voice for the average citizen who strongly identified with his simple but honest viewpoints, unfiltered and uncensored.
He became a virtual mirror in which 127 million Americans could glimpse themselves: their aches, their pains, their hopes, their dreams, their need to seek refuge in laughter. Will Rogers seemed never to disappoint.
Rogers’ biting satirical wit was a dual-edged sword which could cause an entire nation of people to seriously pause and reflect upon themselves, then, as with any good therapy, still laugh out loud during the process: “Live in such a way that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.” He possessed the diplomatic magic to make his audiences, simultaneously, turn inwardly in soul-searching reflection, and then laugh – all within the same sentence.
For example, on the sensitive subject of religious beliefs, he said what many truly felt: “Spiritually, it’s important to forgive those who hurt you, but you don’t have to hang out with them.”
On political frustrations: “Have you noticed that no matter who we elect, he is just as bad as the one he replaces?”
On success in life: “If you want to be successful it’s just this simple: Know what you’re doing. Love what you’re doing. Believe in what you’re doing.”
On soothing the American ego’s feeling of detachment, ignorance, and alienation from sophisticated politics he wisely, but humorously, counseled: “Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.”
Will Rogers openly identified with simple, but proud, American values. He connected powerfully with common grassroots America, reflecting the noble frontier underpinnings prior to modernization: “A man who don’t love his horse, there is something the matter with him.” On truth behind the curtain of diplomacy: “Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.”
On the scandalous mess by Big Government: “If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?” Will Rogers was a “mixed bag’ in which everyone could find something to treasure. As The New York Times wrote: “Most important of all, he had the knack of translating into trenchant phrases the inchoate thoughts of masses of ‘average’ Americans.” One of his most enduring comedic quips remains a modern classic among politicians today on Capitol
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The owner of a golf course in Georgia was confused about paying an invoice, so he decided to ask his secretary for some mathematical help. He called her into his office and said, "You graduated from the University of Georgia and I need some help. If I were to give you $20,000, minus 14%, how much would you take off?"
The Sheriff asked, "Why are you dumping garbage in the ditch? Don't you see that sign right over your head."
The secretary thought a moment, and then replied, "Everything but my earrings."
A senior at Louisiana was overheard saying ... "When the end of the world comes, I hope to be in Louisiana.
"When asked why, he replied, "He'd rather be in Louisiana because everything happens in Louisiana 20 years later than in the rest of the civilized world." North Carolina
A man in North Carolina had a flat tire, pulled off on the side of the road, and proceeded to put a bouquet of flowers in front of the car and one behind it. Then he got back in the car to wait.A passerby studied the scene as he drove by and was so curious he turned around and went back. He asked the fellow what the problem was. The man replied, "I have a flat tire."
The passerby asked, "But what's with the flowers?"
The man responded, "When you break down they tell you to put flares in the front and flares in the back. I never did understand it neither."
A Tennessee State trooper pulled over a pickup on I-65. The trooper asked, "Got any ID?" The driver replied, "Bout whut?" Texas
The Sheriff pulled up next to the guy unloading garbage out of his pick-up into the ditch.
"Yep", he replied. "That's why I dumpin it here, cause it says: 'Fine For Dumping Garbage'."
You can say what you want about the South, But you never hear of anyone retiring and moving North! ••••• An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her lungs, "I have a gun, and I know how to use it! Get out of the car - NOW!" The four men didn't wait for a second threat. They got out and ran like mad.
The lady, somewhat shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and got into the driver's seat.
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Gunner's Mate Seaman Bianca Yorga, from Vista, Calif., loads a .50-caliber machine gun during small craft action team (SCAT) training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region as part of a regularly scheduled patrol and provides a rapid-response capability in the event of a regional contingency or natural disaster. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom/Released) Meetings/Events Calendar
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Hill – an “insider’s” joke – which never fails to register amusement, regardless how often it is told: “The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, ‘How is the president?’”
HIS DEATH TRAUMATIZES A NATION. Few human beings were so lovingly clasped to the bosom of Americans as was Will Rogers. Simply put, Will Rogers became one of the most loved individuals in the entire sweep of American history. It is virtually impossible for today’s generation to truly comprehend the impact he had in the era he occupied.
Certainly, there were other famous Americans who were deeply loved but, realistically speaking, not by all people, creeds, and backgrounds. Will Rogers was an anomaly who cut a Paul Bunyan-wide swath; a seemingly mythical persona whose giant stride of popularity and acceptance effortlessly crossed all demographics. He was the needle who popped the balloon of pomposity; the court jester who danced with great immunity in pointing out that the emperor was, indeed, without apparel; the Biblical David who slew Big Government with arrows of ridicule; the People’s Champion who, in many ways, set the common folk free -- to freely laugh at political giants; dare to chastise hypocrisy; and truly realize that politicians can be fired at the polls.
When Will Rogers perished in a plane crash on August 15, 1935, an
Escondido Genealogical Society February Meeting - will be at 11am on Saturday, February 24th, at Vinz’s Winebar, 201 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido for lunch and presentations on historic ancestors or event in the life of one of them. Open to the public. For info, contact email@example.com.
Reminder—Walk for Animals in North County, Saturday, 2/24 – Animal lovers and their four-legged friends will take part in the Humane Society’s Walk for Animals on Saturday, February 24th, at Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido. The festivities include a pancake breakfast, a scenic two-mile walk, fun-filled doggie games and Vendor Village, starting at 7am and continuing until noon. The Walk is to raise funds needed to ensure that every homeless animal can find a loving home. Participants can sign up online at www.sdhumane.org/walk to register for this event or to make an online pledge.
We’re All Heart: Join us February 28 for Childhood Cardiac Innovations – You’re invited to join physicians from the Rady Children’s Heart Institute for an exploration of the research and technologies specialists are using to combat pediatric cardiovascular disease. The Anatomy of Cardiovascular Care will be presented by Sanjeet Hegde, MD,PhD, John Nigro, MD, Kanishka Ratnayaka, MD, and moderated by Howaida
entire nation of Americans were instantly plunged into deep, dark mourning. Many wept openly in the streets. A part of “Everyman” had just died.
Newspaper headlines proclaimed: “A NATION MOURNS,” and historians stated it as: “The greatest outpouring of genuine affection since Lincoln passed away.”
NBC and CBS radio went completely off the air for over half-an-hour in mourning his loss. Theatres across our Great Land darkened their big screens in a most rare tribute to his death. Stunned audiences across the United States sat and wept in darkened movie houses as the silver screen remained dark for over 30 minutes in a gesture of mourning; strangers often hugging strangers as if a common family member had just passed.
Will Rogers was no ordinary man. His celebrity never set him apart from everyone else. He grew like a second skin; became a part of America’s lifestyle; and rose like the sunrise to greet them in their daily lives: over 40 million people (almost 1/3 of America’s total population at the time), woke up to read his “Daily Telegrams,” published by The New York Times, which in turn were syndicated to even hundreds of other newspapers throughout America, and even north to Canada.
There was no legitimate meter to gauge America’s love affair with Will Rogers. As the year of his death in 1935 was drawing to a close, people
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World Spay Day is Tuesday, February 27th – Preventing unwanted and unplanned litters – and tackling the challenge of animal homelessness - is one of the best things we can do for our animals; which is why the community spay/neuter services of the Humane Society are so critically important. In addition to altering the thousands of animals they adopt out each year, they also have a targeted, low-cost spay/neuter program for community-owned pit bulls, Chihuahuas and cats – the animals that typically inundate our local shelters. Statistics show that upward of 90 percent of animals in underserved communities are unaltered, so local zip codes have been identified where a high number of stray and underage animals are entering shelters. For pet parents in these areas with pit bulls, Chihuahuas and cats, we offer complimentary spay/neuter services as an incentive to prevent accidental and unnecessary litters. These targeted efforts enabled us to alter 6,200 animals last year – a grand total of more than 25,000 community-owned animals altered since our Community Spay/Neuter Program began in 2012. This proactive work is easing the current and future strain on local shelters, while also helping to give homeless animals the chance to become adopted more quickly. There are also health benefits to spaying/neutering your pet. More information on that can be found in their blog post. The impact and importance of spaying and neutering pets is always at the forefront of what we do, but it’s especially so with World Spay Day coming up on Tuesday, Feb. 27. To empower our animal-loving community around this special day, we plan to give away 100 free spay and neuter appointments to qualifying, low-income individuals at this weekend’s PAWS Community Outreach event in Barrio
north to south, east to west, were reported by the print media as: “Still mourning the loss of their satirical voice, humorist Will Rogers.”
Yes, there were politicians of renown, and Hollywood movie stars of the time, and certainly no shortage of glittering VIPs – but none truly belonged to the “average American” as did Will Rogers. Unpretentious, unsophisticated, he was essentially a simple country bumpkin, a rural rube, who found his way to success – but without the artificial trappings of the rich and famous.
He genuinely, without pretense, belonged to the masses, and they to him.
Prior to his death, his weekly radio broadcast (one of the first humorous political shows) became the most listened program in the United States on Sunday evenings, by 1935. He was, simultaneously, America’s most popular radio personality, newspaper columnist, and the second-highest grossing movie star, shaded only by Shirley Temple. (Note: “Oklahoma’s Favorite Son” had made 71 movies, 50 silent films, and 21 “talkies.”)
HIS LEGACY REFUSES TO DIE. America refuses to relinquish its loving embrace for its “Cowboy Philosopher.”
Today, in Oklahoma alone, 13 public schools are named after him. The Boy Scouts of America honored him with the “Will Rogers Council” and the “Will Rogers Scout,” both paying homage to his name.
Logan. In addition, we’ve signed up an additional 85 people to receive free surgeries on World Spay Day. Spaying or neutering your pet is a victory for animals in general – whether it’s protecting the health and wellness of your own pet or preventing future animals from experiencing homelessness. To alter your pet is to choose to be part of a proactive solution that saves lives, and not fill shelters. Thank you for joining us to protect animals from the heartache of homelessness. Spread the word to spay and neuter your pets and encourage all your friends and families to do the same for theirs.
Escondido Republican Women, Federated, Upcoming Events – On Wednesday, February 28, at 11am, the Escondido RWF will host Michael P. Ramirez as the guest speaker at the February club meeting, to be held at Cocina Del Charro Restaurant, 890 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido. Mr. Ramirez is a Two-time Pulitzer Prize Winning Political Cartoonist. Reservations required. Cost of the luncheon is $16/person. Then on Friday, March 9th, at 2pm, the Escondido Republican Women, Federated (ERWF) club will hold the 2nd Annual Tea Party and Silent Auction at the Alvarez Residence in Vista. To purchase tickets for the event, visit www.EscondidoRWF.com or call 760.224.9281. Suggested minimum is $20/person. The address of the event will be given when you purchase tickets.
R.B. Woman’s Club Luncheon Announced – The RB WOMAN’S CLUB invites all to attend its March Luncheon meeting on Thursday, March 1st, with social starting at 11:30am and lunch at 12:00noon, at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive in Rancho Bernardo. Come to enjoy Dan Damon and his "Orchestra in Keys." Dan is back by popular demand. His last performance raised the spirits and energy of all who attended and some were dancing in the aisles. Cost for lunch is $28 at checkin. Checks payable to RB Woman's Club or exact cash please. Sorry, no credit cards.
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The “Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun” is the official title of the 80-foot high observation tower on Cheyenne Mountain, just west of Colorado Springs.
Today, there is a “Will Rogers State Historic Park” in Pacific Palisades, California. It lies in the Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles. Its description says, “By the mid1930s, Will Rogers was one of the most popular and highest paid actors in Hollywood and ‘America’s Most Beloved Citizen.’” The ranch section of the park became the place where Will Rogers and his family and friends could relax, and enjoy his favorite pastimes of riding and roping.
Several schools in California, far from where he was born, have been named after him. And little school children are quick to tell you all about “Will Rogers, the famous cowboy!” from their elementary school history lessons. A newer generation of children are rediscovering him with renewed excitement! Large, oversized crayon lettering and caricatures of him adorn their precious pictures – treasures they carry home to their parents who, in turn, gasp and applaud their progeny with loving encouragement. There is a small park at Sunset Boulevard and Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills that has been named after him. People often sit there, together, feeding pigeons or dis-
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The Paper • Page 4 • February 22, 2018 $18 Million Buys Old Palomar Hospital
The old Palomar Hospital, located at the east end of Grand Avenue, has been sold for $18 million. The hospital had been appraised at $25 million just a few years ago so it appears the developer, Integral Communities, has gotten a bargain. The hospital, first opened in 1950 as Palomar Memorial Hospital with 37 beds and grew over the years to accommodate more than 300 patients.
The hospital tower has nine stories, the main part of hospital has six. For years the hospital not only treated patients but served as a landmark for residents and visitors alike.
The hospital and 14 acres on which it sits is prime real estate. The developer says they plan on a mixed use of residential, office and professional with about 1,000 potential units. The hospital itself will be razed and new construction will begin shortly thereafter.
There is a 15 month window before all of that happens, however, as Palomar Health needs that time to relocate existing services to other locations. The sale appears to have the unanimous support of the Escondido City Council.
Man About Town
It didn't start out as a particularly scary evening . . . far from it. Rather routine, in fact.
Evelyn was sleeping, still trying to recover from that bout of the flu that had laid her low for the better part of six days in a row. She was starting to return to normal but still required more than the usual amount of sleep. Her strength had been sapped and now she was trying to regain it.
I had hired a beautiful young gal named Katrina to help take the load off of Evelyn. Katrina knew how to keep books, was familiar with Quicken, Excel, all the stuff accounting types need to keep the dollars and cents in line. She was bi-lingual, speaking English, Spanish, Farsi (Persian) and Arabic. Single and attractive, I didn't know how long she'd be with us before some gallant young lad would come and sweep her off her feet and dash off to a lovely little cottage with a picket fence.
Camp Pendleton Marines Convicted of Rape, Child Porn
Thanks to multiple Freedom of Information requests filed by the San Diego Union-Tribune it has come to light that a number of Marines have been convicted of rape and/or child porn.
The San Diego based paper reports prosecutors have convicted several Marines in recent weeks for crimes including rape and child pornography, and dozens of similar cases continue to percolate through the military criminal justice system.
Documents released by the Marines reveal some of the most serious cases tied to senior leaders like exChief Warrant Officer E. DeLeon Jr. At a Camp Pendleton court-martial last month, a military judge convicted DeLeon of possessing and distributing child pornography. Although the judge sentenced him to seven years behind bars, a pretrial agreement capped the Marine’s imprisonment at five years.
Highly redacted records trace DeLeon’s crimes back to Nov. 26, 2016, on Camp Pendleton. He distributed a digital image of a child engaging in sex. Three days earlier, he communicated to an unidentified person his desire to molest “a little girl,” an act he thought “sounds amazing,” according to his criminal records.
I told Katrina I was going out for some fresh air, thought I'd go up and visit my old stomping grounds, Dixon Lake, where I had owned the concession for boat rentals and fishing permits for some 27 years. She said she'd catch any phone calls and evelyn was to call her if she needed anything.
So, off I went to Dixon Lake. The sun had already set but I had brought along a flashlight and, together with the night time lighting in the picnic area where the ranger offices are located, I managed to retrace some of the paths I had often trod during those 27 years that I owned "Lyle's at Dixon Lake." Lots of great memories. Then the reverie was broken as my cellphone buzzed. I checked it and saw in incoming text message.
"You are in danger! Someone is tracking you and intends to kill you! He is upset because you've been arguing against gun control and supporting the 2nd Amendment. He heard about your presentation to the Escondido Fish and Game Association and he is livid! He wants to make you an example! This guy is dangerous! Keep your eyes and ears open!"
Well! Had I been a young 25-35 year old guy, I would have been alarmed at this message. But I'm considerably past the 25-35 year old category. Another twenty years and I will qualify as an 'elderly gent.' Not quite as swift of foot, or mind, nor am I quite as strong as I used to be. How to deal with this? I've never been stalked or hunted before. You can bet your last nickle that I was alarmed. I headed toward the ranger station but though the lights were on, there was no one inside. I figured they were on their
Camp Pendleton Lance Cpl. M. F. Currington also was found guilty last month of abusing anabolic steroids and sexually abusing a child. He was sentenced to three years behind bars. Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, Currington’s charges stemmed from a late 2016 probe into steroid and drug paraphernalia possession, according to records released to the Union-Tribune.
Another Camp Pendleton Marine, Lance Cpl. B.J. Morton of 1st Battalion, 11th Marines, also was convicted last month of possessing and distributing child pornography. He was reduced to private and given a bad conduct discharge but a pretrial agreement capped his confinement at 1 ½ years behind bars. He was incarcerated on Aug. 14 after investigators accused him of possessing three videos and other sexually explicit images of children, according to his records.
Letters to the Editor
We Must Protect American Horses From Slaughter
A fellow member of his artillery regiment, Marine E.F.HernandezRamirez, faces multiple domestic abuse charges filed in September.
Our country was founded with horses. Pioneers, ranchers, and farmers depended on horses for their survival and prosperity. Family and therapy horses also have enriched our lives. We value horses and we must not allow the horrors of horse slaughter.
It took months for the UnionTribune to collect military criminal records routinely available to citizens at civilian courts.
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He was sentenced to two years in prison, reduction to private and a dishonorable discharge.
nightly rounds, checking the campgrounds and such.
I was alone. In a darkened park. No protection. (And, no gun). No means of protecting myself. Suddenly, headlights! Maybe that was the ranger truck! No, it wasn't. It was a sedan of some type. One man got out and he was carrying what looked like a Kalishnokov. A high powered assault weapon. Great!
And I didn't have so much as a pistol to defend myself with. "I know you're here, Davis. Come out, come out, wherever you are! I wanna have a little talk with you!" I ducked down behind some bushes and dialed 911.
"Your call is very important to us. Please remain on the line as we attend to other callers. You will be in a queue and we will answer your call in the order received. Your call is very important to us . . . yadda yadda yadda . . ." The hunter now shouldered his weapon and pulled out a huge sword or knife. What in the hell is going on?!
I became aware of some rustling to the right of me and suddenly, there was Katrina!
"Katrina! What in the hell are you doing here?! We're in danger! Get down!" "I thought I could help. I heard you were in trouble."
"You should have stayed away; now it's gonna be twice as hard to avoid this guy. Here, give me your hand. We'll
Every year more than 100,000 healthy horses are purchased at auctions for the foreign horse meat trade. More than 92% are young and healthy, as confirmed by the
move over behind the ranger offices. There's better concealment there . . . maybe a park ranger will show up."
I took her hand and began to lead her in the direction of the building when I both felt and heard a click; I whirled around and looked and there on my hand was a handcuff, the other cuff being held by Katrina. I looked at the handcuff and looked at Katrina who was now wearing a smile that looked remarkably like a smirk. "We have been looking for you for some time, my colleagues and I." "I have him! Come ahead!"
A rustling in the bushes and there he was. My hunter. A bearded, husky guy . . . with a sword about three feet in length . . . frightening just to look at.
"We are about to make you famous, Davis. You will be known worldwide. My colleague in the car will be here in mere moments . . . with his camera. He will record this!" With that he grabbed my hair, held my head tightly and brought his knife to my throat.
"We will saw your head off. Slowly! He will videotape it and you will be on YouTube within the hour. Your body here . . . and your severed head dangling from my hand. That will teach the world that it is not wise to oppose the wise counsel of your President and argue against gun control. You see, Davis, if you have guns, we cannot conquer you. If you do not have guns . . . well . . . I think I make my point."
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cussing world affairs, some with children playing in the distance – all of whom can proudly tell you who Will Rogers was. After all, with their favorite park named after him, well, it’s hard to forget his name. As one small child uttered enthusiastically: “My teacher said he was a great man who made us laugh with true storytelling. His name was Will Rogers!”
And in further gestures to help keep alive his memory for the American people, a beach in Pacific Palisades, California, was named after him. The mere mention of Will Rogers starts an animated discussion among beach-goers as to their favorite Rogers’ quote. On a recent survey, high on the list is this popular Will Rogers chestnut, “You never get a second chance to make a first good impression.” According to another public poll, this one rates high with senior citizens: “Eventually you reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.” (Compiled by the California State Park Services, via the resident Will Rogers historian.)
On November 4, 1948, the United States Post Office commissioned a Will Rogers 3-cent stamp. Then, in 1979, the U. S. Postal Service, by popular demand, issued yet another stamp, this time a 15-cent of Will Rogers, again on the “Performing Arts” stamp series. And, believe it or not, even the United States military got involved when the U. S. Navy was determined
to keep Will Rogers’ legacy alive when it officially commissioned and named its ballistic missile submarine, the USS Will Rogers, after the popular humorist. She was the only ship in the United States Navy to carry Will Rogers’ name.
When I was in the U.S. Navy stationed in Norfolk, Virginia awaiting our orders for deployment overseas, our favorite Will Rogers’ quote on the barracks wall was, “Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else.” Trust me, in the military regime, that is perhaps more funny than in civilian life. And while on liberty in Hong Kong, my shipmates and I laughed out loud when we spotted a university student from England wearing a shirt with a Will Rogers quote upon it: “A fanatic is always the fellow who is on the opposite side.” The tributes to Will Rogers, even worldwide, appear to be endless.
And here on this side of the pond, you can find Will Rogers’ star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6401 Hollywood Blvd. Imagine that. The length and power of his remembrance, over 80 years since his death, and the longevity of his mourning – to this day – is almost beyond the threshold of human reasoning. Such a deep, pervading love for a singular man whom most have never met in the flesh – is nothing short of staggering. Highways, turnpikes, as well as roadways and airports, and even hos-
pitals, continue to honor his namesake, abundantly, without shame.
Perhaps most touching is that every year since his death in 1935, more than 100 planes take to the skies and then slowly fly lower, and lower, until finally all 100 aircraft, with perfect synchronization, gently land oneby-one, onto the grassy runway near his childhood home. This aviation remembrance will continue this year, in 2018, marking its 83rd uninterrupted aerial tribute to America’s Favorite Son.
Will Rogers, who was a Freemason, joked about his own demise and his ensuing epitaph back in 1930, five years prior to his death, at Boston’s Tremont Temple. Rogers said at the time: “When I die, my epitaph or whatever you call those signs on gravestones is going to read: ‘I JOKED ABOUT EVERY PROMINENT MAN OF MY TIME, BUT I NEVER MET A MAN I DIDN’T LIKE.’ I am so proud of that I can hardly wait to die so it can be carved. And when you come to my grave you will find me sitting there, proudly reading it.” (Note: Will Rogers repeated this quote numerous times with some variations.) Will Rogers joked about everything in life. Even himself. Many of his quotes continue to be heard today as genuine classics, such as: “I am not a member of any organized party. I am a Democrat.” And this humorous observation which has a great quota of truth: “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.”
All in life seemed fair game for William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers. He earned his stripes as the Cowboy Philosopher with such gems as, “Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” Even his warnings are clothed in irony and, like the ancient bards, he brings tragedy-and-comedy closer in kinship: “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
Yet he never strayed far from his rural roots, which like his lariat, encircled him and kept him hometied to his bare-knuckle vernacular: “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” Despite his fame and world-travel, Will Rogers somehow was bypassed by time. His homespun way in life remained uncorrupted by the accumulated wealth and fame that came his way. As one comedian stated: “Will Rogers was America’s favorite, like no other American. But, he was completely free of any scandal during his lifetime – how can you trust such a man?” An unusual specimen by any measure, Will Rogers, somehow, kept his honest ways and Oklahoma upbringing pristine, and simple. He retained a certain childlike innocence, pure
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and beautiful as the orange sunset skies over pastoral surroundings – the actual surroundings which nurtured his upbringing in Oklahoma.
/s/Gail Prizzi Vista, Ca
Dear Mr. Davis,
Yes, UFO`s can trigger a nuclear war, either by accident or deliberately. I commented on this when you ran a story about this in the past. In 1956 there was a movie called "The day the Earth Stood Still." There is a newer version And he meant every word of it. which was not made as well as this Will Rogers. There is no longer any earlier version. The actors were secret as to why a nation of people Patricia Neal and Michael Rennie. held him tightly to its bosom, like a precious brooch. For in the final The message was plain and simple. analysis, he was genuinely one of Michael arrived on earth from them – a part of the masses. Truly, another planet to warn us that if we and singularly, he was a timeless trav- continue with our atomic energy eler who, during his journey through wars the earth will be destroyed. life, somehow managed, with no I`m sure you must have seen the effort, to leave his footprint upon the movie as I did back in 1956. This soul of Americans who refuse to movie has a very powerful mesrelinquish their love for him. Only to sage, and even today it must be a very few, has America given herself heard and obeyed. considering the wholeheartedly – across every demo- way our politicians are disagreeing graphic – to any mortal as this one. with each other it still will not be To borrow simple eloquence from the heard. Democrats and Republicans Will Rogers State Historic Park, nes- will be the ones that will cause war, tled up in the beautiful Santa Monica Especially the Democrats. “Will Mountains in California: Rogers Was America’s Most Beloved The question is not if but when will Son.” we destroy humanity? I`m sure the Somehow, that one sentence pretty Lord will not let his creation be destroyed. much says it all.
Perhaps the quote most telling of the man, himself, is the one most downto-earth and childlike: “If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
God bless America! Angelo Caruso San Marcos,CA
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U.S. Department of Agriculture. These horses are then cruelly shipped thousands of miles across our borders to be inhumanely slaughtered for their meat in Canada and Mexico. The Safeguard American Food Exports Act SAFE Act, HR 113, would permanently ban horse slaughter in this country and the shipping of horses abroad for that purpose. Many states have already banned horse slaughter largely due to its cruel nature and unpopularity.
Contact our Congressman, Rep. Darrell Issa to cosponsor this bill. We must pass this legislation to protect our horses from slaughter.
Guests with dietary restrictions may preorder a vegetarian meal. Call Fern for reservations (760-741-6620), prior to the deadline of 5:00pm, Monday, February 26th. Guests are always welcome; you will need to get your reservations in early for this one as the scheduled room has a capacity of only 60 attendees.
Center to Present “Barbara Streisand Through the Decades” Show - The Gloria McClellan Center will present “Barbara Streisand Through the Decades” Show on March 2nd at 11:00am. The event is free. It is performed by Regina Keith and her daughter, Kathryn, covering the most popular songs of Streisand’s iconic career spanning more than 60 years. The Gloria McClellan Center is located at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista. For information, call 760-643-5288. Bird Club Meeting - North County Aviculturists, for pet bird owners and breeders, presents Eleanor Love who was the Supervisor of Birds at the Jacksonville Zoo in FL years ago and is a keeper of several endangered species now. She's just back from a trip to study birds in Antarctica in January and she's coming to talk to us on Saturday, March 3rd at 6:00pm, at the Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus, Vista 92084. Find more information at www.ncabirdclub.com. Note: new meeting time – one hour earlier
S.M. Parks & Recreation Seeks Entries for Juried Art & Photography Show - The City of San Marcos Parks & Recreation is hosting a Juried Art & Photography Show at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, from March 1st to April 30th. Receiving date is listed as Tuesday, February 20 from 9am-6pm; you may want to call to see if they are accepting late arrivals since the publicity came out after the deadline. Oils and acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings and mixed media/collage will be accepted for the art show. Original prints and prints on aluminum from film, digital
Time to join the 21st century
Many California state agencies are burdened with archaic procedures that often get in the way of efficient public service. That’s why I have introduced Assembly Bill 2087 (AB 2087), which will require all state agencies to establish modernization goals with specified objectives no later than January 1, 2020. The bill seeks to establish flexible, family friendly workplaces and efficient, streamlined processes in a way that will enhance cyber security, save money, reduce emissions, improve public transparency, encourage the use of cloud computing and other innovative new technologies, and enhance efficiency in all state operations. These technological innovations will help the legislative, judicial and executive branches operate more efficiently, encourage more women to participate in the workforce, and ensure greater transparency. They will also save taxpayer dollars. These innovations are long overdue for all state agencies, including the one I’m most familiar with, the State Legislature. By using innovative new technological capabilities such as telecomcamera or I-Phones will be accepted for the photography division. Cost is $10 per entry and two entries per person, per category will be accepted. The diagonal dimension including frame is not to exceed 54” and each entry must have a wire across the back to accommodate the hanging system. Cash and ribbons will be awarded to winning entries in each division. Entry forms available on-line at www.san-marcos.net or call (760)744-9000x3503 for more information.
North Coast Symphony Performs “Master Impersonators” Concert with Jisun Yang – On Sunday, March 4th, at 2:30pm, the North Coast Symphony Orchestra, directed by Daniel Swem, will perform "Master Impersonators" featuring solo violinist Jisun Yang, assistant concertmaster of the San Diego Symphony. The concert will be held at the Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding Street, Carlsbad. Yang will be featured on Symphonie Espagnole by Édouard Lalo, and the orchestra will perform the Italian Overture by Franz Schubert and Symphony No. 4 (Italian) by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. The orchestra is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation. Admission is $10 general, $8 seniors/students/military, $25/family max. For more information, visit www.northcoastsymphony.com. Jisun Yang is the Assistant Concertmaster of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. Before coming to San Diego she was a violinist in the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and held the position of Concertmaster of the Spoleto Festival and Opera Orchestra in 2003. Yang grew up in Chicago and began playing violin at the age of six. In 1999 she was a recipient of a Nicolò Gagliano violin from the Stradivari Society which enabled her to appear as a soloist and chamber musician all over the United States and Europe. Yang is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Oberlin College Conservatory.
Escondido Woman’s Club Meeting is March 5th – On Monday, March 5th, the Escondido Woman’s Club will hold their general meeting starting at 10:30am at their
muting, digital committee and floor systems and electronic calendars, we can drastically increase efficiencies, reduce paperwork and pollution, and save money spent on legislative operations.
As many of you know, trying to deal with the state’s cumbersome bureaucracy can be a time consuming, even maddening process. It’s surprising how our state, which sees itself as a national example to be emulated in so many other areas, can lag so badly when it comes to the use of technology in its daily operations. California is too big and diverse to allow antiquated procedures, which in some cases date back to the 19th century, to impede citizen involvement. California’s government needs to join the 21st century. Passage and implementation of AB 2087 will be a big step in that direction. Minority Floor Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.
clubhouse at 751 No. Rose (behind the church at the corner of Mission Ave/Rose St.). Reports will be given from the Nominating Committee and the Scholarship Foundation. The program will be introduced at 11:30am and will be “How to Talk to Someone in Crisis,” presented by Shelly Pinomaki. This is a program you won’t want to miss if you’ve ever been around family or friends in a crisis situation and you wanted to help but didn’t know what to say or do. Guests are welcome; reservations are required; call Nora at 760.743.0246, by Friday, March 2nd. Cost of the luncheon is $12.00/person.
Vista Hills Chorus Meeting on March 6th - The Vista Hills Chorus, a women's a cappella chorus, invites women of any age and musical experience to sing and attend a Global Open House on Tuesday, March 6, at the Encinitas Church of Christ building, 926 Second Street, Encinitas, 92024. Beginning at 7:00pm, guests will be welcomed with fellowship, information, refreshments and, of course, music. A 55+ year chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a global organization utilizing education and performance to promote uniquely American a cappella harmony, the Vista Hills Chorus has members representing many communities throughout North San Diego County and beyond, united by a love of music and vocal harmony. Our membership is represented by women ranging from excited new acceptances to women possessing 30+ years of experience. Will you be our newest member? For additional information, go to VistaHillsChorus@weebly.com or meetup.com/VistaHillsChorus.
El Camino Quilters Guild Meeting is March 8th - El Camino Quilters has moved. Our new meeting place is QLN Conference Center, 1938 Avenida Del Oro, Oceanside 92056. You may recognize it as it has been the location of our last 2 quilt shows. Parking is limited, so please carpool if you
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can. The March 8th speaker is Ann Shaw with Debates about the “art” verses the “craft” of quilts attempt to address the aesthetics and processes of quiltmaking. In this presentation, the qualities inherent in what we do as quilters and common hallmarks shared by all quilts will be discussed. Quilts from many eras as well as her own work serve to illustrate how quilts are inherently both “art” and “craft.” Visit http://annshawquilting.com. Ann Shaw’s workshop on March 9 is Flowers of the Gorge or Pieced Pets. The El Camino Quilt Guild meets at 9:30am. Doors open at 9am. Guest fee for the meeting is $10. Visit elcaminoquilters.com or email email@example.com for more information.
Library’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club to Meet on March 9th - Escondido Public Library’s Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Middle Grade Book Club for children, ages 9-12, will meet on Friday, March 9th, from 3:30-4:30pm, in the Turrentine Room of the Library at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. Participants will explore “A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel” by Hope Larson. Registration is not required, but space and supplies may be limited. Circulating copies of the book are available for checkout and can be obtained at the Youth Services desk, while supplies last. To reserve a copy, visit the Library’s catalog at library.escondido.org. Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin’s journey across time and space to save a loved one from a malevolent force, chronicled in Madeleine L’Engle’s Newbery Award-winning 1962 novel, gets the graphic novel treatment. The three children, with the help of guardian angels, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Who, must face a terrifying darkness in the universe, one that seeks complete control of the minds on the planets it inhabits. R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club will meet again on May 18th, to discuss “Hello, Universe” by Erin Entrada Kelly. Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other Library programs, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or contact Children’s Librarian Kristine Macalalad at 760-839-5458 or Kristine.Macalalad@escondidolibrary.org.
Indian Wells Tennis Tournament Culture Caravan still has a few seats available for the “Indian Wells Tennis Tournament” on Sunday, March 11th. The BNP Paribas Open is the largest two-week combined ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and WTA Premier professional tennis tournament in the world. Located in Indian Wells, CA, just outside of Palm Springs, it is considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular venues with perfect weather in March. The caravan departs the Gloria McClellan Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista, on Sunday, March 11, at 8:00am and returns at 8:00pm. Cost is $159. To reserve, call 760.643.2828.
Adobe Home Tour to Benefit Escondido History Center – On Sunday, March 18th, the Escondido History Center has planned a self-guided tour of five incredible mid-century adobe homes, all located in Escondido. The tour run from 10:30am to 4pm. Tickets are $25/each. For information and tickets, contact 760.743.8207, or visit www.adobehometour.com or www.escondidohistory.com.
Star of the Sea Altar Society to Hold Plant and Craft Sale - St. Mary Star of the Sea Altar Society is holding a giant 2-day Plant and Craft Sale in the Star of the Sea Center (corner of Pier View Way and Freeman St. in Oceanside). For two days you will have the opportunity to come and pick up some lovely items - Saturday, March 17th (10am-7pm) and Sunday, March 18th (7am-2pm). Plant sales are fun! One can never have enough flowers and succulents or enough pots to go along with them. They also make great gifts for your gardener friends. Our Altar Society ladies have found plenty of ways to spice up simple terra cotta flower pots with sea shells, burlap, raffia and other materials. So mark your calendar to attend this event. Proceeds go to St. Mary
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She was so shaken that she could not get her key into the ignition. She tried and tried, and then she realized why.
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It was for the same reason she had wondered why there was a football, a Frisbee, and two 12-packs of beer in the front seat.
A few minutes later, she found her own car parked four or five spaces farther down. She loaded her bags into her own car and drove to the police station to report her mistake.
The Sergeant to whom she told the story couldn't stop laughing. He pointed to the other end of the counter, where four pale men were reporting a carjacking by a mad, elderly woman described as white, less than five feet tall, glasses, curly white hair, and carrying a large handgun. No charges were filed. Moral of the story?
If you're going to have a senior moment ... make it memorable. YOU CAN TELL 'EM IN CHURCH
Two boys were walking home from Sunday school after hearing a strong preaching on the devil. One said to the other, 'What do you think about all this Satan stuff?'
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In early 1944 MI-6 re-established Section IX, and Philby took a position there where he was able to alert the NKVD, the Russian secret service, about all British intelligence on the Soviets … including what the American OSS (forerunner of the CIA) had shared with the British about the Soviets.
Those Intriguing British Letters: M5 and M-6
More and more we see the security services of the United Kingdom’s monikers, MI-5 and MI-6, mentioned in news reports, but what do they mean and which does what for whom?
MI-5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5), is the United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency and is part of its intelligence machinery alongside the Secret Intelligence Service (MI-6). The service is directed to protect British parliamentary democracy and economic interests, and counter terrorism and espionage within the UK. The MI-5 is the British version of our FBI -- it investigates all domestic crimes.
The British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), more commonly known as MI-6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6), is the foreign intelligence agency of the British government -- a counterpart to our CIA. Think “James Bond.” Author and Bond creator Ian Fleming was a member of MI-6 during World War II. The mother replied, 'Because white is The existence of MI-6 was not officialthe color of happiness, and today is the ly acknowledged until 1994. It forms a happiest day of her life.' part of the UK's intelligence machinery alongside MI-5 and Defense The child thought about this for a Intelligence. moment then said, ‘So why is the groom wearing black?' During the Second World War the ••••• A little girl, dressed in her Sunday best, human intelligence work of MI-6 was was running as fast as she could, trying overshadowed by several other efforts: not to be late for Bible class. As she ran the cryptanalytic effort undertaken by she prayed, 'Dear Lord, please don't let the Government Code and Cypher me be late! Dear Lord, please don't let School, the bureau responsible for me be late!' While she was running and interception and decryption of foreign praying, she tripped on a curb and fell, communications at Bletchley Park getting her clothes dirty and tearing her where the infamous German “Enigma” dress. She got up, brushed herself off, machine’s code was broken; the extenand started running again! As she ran she sive "double-cross" system run by MIonce again began to pray, 'Dear Lord, 5 to feed misleading domestic intelliplease don't let me be late, But please gence to German spies; and imagery don't shove me either!' intelligence activities conducted by the ••••• RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Three boys are in the schoolyard brag- Unit. ging about their fathers. The first boy says, 'My Dad scribbles a few words on Ironically, leading up to World War II, a piece of paper, he calls it a poem, MI-6 assisted the Nazi Gestapo secret they give him $50.' police, via "the exchange of informaThe second boy says, 'That's nothing. tion about Communism,” as late as My Dad scribbles a few words on piece October 1937, which was well into the of paper, he calls it a song, they give him Nazi era. $100.' One of the strangest, most crippling The third boy says, 'I got you both beat. episode of M-6 happened during preMy Dad scribbles a few words on a piece and post-World War II. In 1940, the of paper, he calls it a sermon, and it takes leading member of the infamous eight people to collect all the money!' “Cambridge Spy Ring,” MI-6 opera~~~~~~~~~~~~ tive and Soviet agent Kim Philby An elderly woman died last month. applied for a vacancy in MI-6’s Section D and was vetted by his friend and felHaving never married, she requested no low Soviet agent Guy Burgess. When Section D was absorbed by Special Executive (SOE) in sumChuckles Operations mer of 1940, Philby was appointed as The other boy replied, 'Well, you know how Santa Claus turned out. It's probably just your Dad.' ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, 'Why is the bride dressed in white?''
an instructor in the arts of "black propaganda."
5Severe damage was done by Philby in August 1945, when NKVD intelligence officer Konstantin Volkov tried to defect to the UK, offering the names of all Soviet agents working inside British intelligence services. Philby received the memo on Volkov's offer, and alerted the Soviets so they could arrest him. The Russian agent never made it to England. MI-6 operations against the USSR were extensively compromised by the fact the post-war Counter-Espionage Section, R5, was headed for two years by Philby. Although Philby's continued damage was mitigated for several years by his transfer as Head of Station in Turkey, he later was assigned as the MI-6 intelligence liaison officer at the British Embassy in Washington D.C. In that capacity he compromised a program of joint U.S.-UK paramilitary operations. As MI-6 investigators closed in on him, Philby escaped to Moscow in 1953, following his friends and fellow members of the "Cambridge Spy Ring," Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess.
During the Global War on Terror, MI-6 has exchanged information with the CIA. In the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, it is alleged, although not confirmed, that MI-6 conducted Operation Mass Appeal which was a campaign to plant stories about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the media. Evidently it worked. The U.S. attack on Iraq was for fear of WMDs. In November 2011, MI-6 helped capture Libyan leader Col. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. The top-secret mission, dubbed Operation X to disguise its purpose, used modern electronic intelligence (ELINT) technologies to bug the Libyan leader along with his friends and family.
Today, both MI-5 and MI-6 work closely with America’s FBI and CIA and are heavily involved in tracking down and capturing ISIS-influenced jihadists who have attacked and killed dozens of Brits and Americans through acts of domestic terror both in the UK and U.S. Tom Morrow's books are available at Amazon.com in soft-cover or via Kindle E-mail.
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Star of the Sea Altar Society to continue to enhance and maintain the beauty of the historic interior and altar of the church. For more information, contact Camille at 760.757.0944.
Poway Symphony Orchestra Concert Announced - The Poway Symphony Orchestra under the direction of John LoPiccolo, Music Director and Conductor, will present its next concert on Sunday, March 18, at 4:00pm, in the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road, Poway. The program includes two major works by Beethoven: the Leonore Overture No 3 and the Symphony No 4. The full orchestra will also perform the beautiful Rumanian Rhapsody No 2 by George Enescu. Admission: $17/$14/$12 general/seniors/students. No additional fees. Purchase tickets at the Center’s box office by calling 858.748.0505 or online at www.powaycenter.com. The box office is open Fri 12-5, Sat 10-3 and one hour before the concert. String players interested in performing medium to advanced orchestra repertoire, please call John 208.757.1980. More info at www.powaysymphony.org. “We are your orchestra.” The walk from the parking lot to the lobby may take a few minutes so attendees may want to come early. Audiences for these concerts come from all over Inland North County.
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Free Residential Landscape Workshops Scheduled – Sponsored by the City of Escondido and the San Diego County Water Authority, three residential landscape workshops have been scheduled. The dates are Saturday, March 17th, check-in/refreshments 8:30-9am, workshop 9am-12noon; Wednesday, March 21st, check-in/refreshments 1:30-2pm, workshop 2-5pm; and Saturday, April 7th, check-in/refreshments 8:30-9am, workshop 9am-12noon. Learn the ABCs of beautiful, water-efficient landscaping at these free workshops. Topics will include Site + Soil Analysis; Plant Selection; Landscape Design; and Irrigation Retrofits. It’s easy to sign up; Register at escondido.org/workshops-events.aspx. For questions, call 760.839.4662 or visit email@example.com. The location of the workshop will be given at the time your request is confirmed.
Escondido Senior Travel – needs 8 more travelers for the Santa Fe Southwest Tour trip. If interested, call 760.745.5414. The trip is April 18-26th, and includes overnight in Laughlin, Sedona, Santa Fe (2 nights), El Paso, Carlsbad, Yuma, & Tucson.
City tour aboard Sedona Trolley; city tour with guide of Santa Fe; tour of Pueblo of Acoma; visit world famous Carlsbad Caverns; dinner/show in Tucson; visit National Border Patrol Museum, scenic areal tramway in El Paso. Includes all breakfasts (some continental) and 2 dinners. Tour of Yuma Territorial Prison Museum, all baggage handling and deluxe DVD Motorcoach. Cost is $1,078/per person double; and $1460/single person. All gratuities included; 9 days and 8 nights.
Local History Museum Celebrates Horse as Public Art – As part of the firstever staging of the world class Breeders’ Cup in Del Mar in late 2017, 20 life-size horse statues were placed around North County as public art. All are made of fiberglass. While not part of the official "Art of the Horse" event, the Valley Center History Museum announced that it has placed a one-of-a-kind bronze sculpture on permanent exhibition. It is by a noted artist who sculpts horses in bronze. Created by artist Dawn Hardy, the work titled "Waiting for Spring" reflects her embrace of two passions, horses and art, and was created in her own foundry. Many of her works are found in museums, and in corporate and private collections. She also has created trophies in the sports of racing and show jumping. Her sporting sculptures have appeared frequently on the covers of "The Chronicle of the Horse". The bronze at the Valley Center History Museum proved to be such a popular piece that it was moved to a more prominent place and will remain on permanent public display in the museum. It was donated to the museum by Peter and Susan Crotty of Valley Center. Along with the Dawn Hardy sculpture, museum visitors will also see an exhibition of more than a dozen thoroughbred horses with a local connection. The museum at 29200 Cole Grade Road is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12noon to 4pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit vchistory.org or call 760.749.2993.
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Hope Elementary School in Carlsbad Receives Toshiba $1K STEM Grant Award – Hope Elementary School at 3010 Tamarack Avenue, Carlsbad, recently received a $1,000 STEM Grant from the Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) for the second year in a row. These funds will support the 2nd Grade Science Program and the International Monarch Butterfly Way Station on-site at Hope Elementary School. Toshiba America Foundation’s grants fund projects are designed by individual classroom teachers. This “direct-to-teacher” approach brings immediate results. Teachers are able to change the way they teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects because the grant supports equipment for hands-on experiments and inquiry-based approaches to the curriculum. At TAF, we believe that STEM is a lot more fun than just reading a textbook. TAF grants provide teachers with the tools they need to be more effective educators. The grants make the classroom a more exciting place for both teachers and students. About TAF: Founded in 1990 with support from Toshiba Corporation and the Toshiba America Group Companies, Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) is a non-profit grant making organization dedicated to helping classroom teachers make STEM learning fun and successful for K to 12 students in U.S. schools. TAF grants support public and nonprofit private schools throughout the United States. For more information, visit: www.toshiba.com/taf.
Intergenerational, Multicultural Conference on March 3rd in Oceanside The North County African American Women’s Association launches its twelfth intergenerational, multicultural conference on Saturday, March 3 at MiraCosta College, One Barnard Drive, Oceanside. This year’s theme - “Live Well: Strengthening your Mind, Body and Spirit” - is a perfect kickoff for Women’s History Month and tribute to its Wellness sponsor, Tri-City Medical
Center. Keynote speaker, Dr. Wilma Wooten, Chief Public Health Officer for San Diego Health and Human Services, will anchor the conference with a powerful message to young and adult women. Alex Presha, with KNSD team, an NBC Emmy Award-winning producer, and dynamic sports enthusiast, serves as Master of Ceremonies. Ples Felix opens the conference with a powerful family story of tragedy and triumph that infuses the spirit with determination and compassion to envision our world free of violence. More than a dozen workshops and interactive sessions, along with a mini marketplace of unique vendor offerings are not to be missed. Register at www.ncaawa.org while the reduced fee lasts, made possible by general sponsors, and other donors, Scripps and Vista Community Clinic.
Cookies for Canine Companions for Independence Graduation - Members of GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) had a fun day working together to bake over 300 cookies for the Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) February Graduation Ceremony held at the CCI Oceanside Campus. Canine Companions for Independence is a nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support. On-line donations can be made at any time to www.cci.org. For information about CWONC, visit www.cwonc.org. Pictured left to right: Marianne Valencia, Susan Walsh, Rebecca Buchen, Joy Stefano and Judith Jackson.
DAR Presents Good Citizen Awards The Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), had the privilege of honoring two high school seniors at a recent meeting. Elizabeth Rojas Gallegos, Mission Vista High School, and Brionna Martinez, El Camino High School, were recipients of the DAR Good Citizen award. Both young ladies are active at their school and in the community and have college on their radar. Gallegos is planning on attending university and studying to eventually be an OB/GYN physician. Martinez is looking at university and studying Political Science and Substance Abuse Counseling. Chapter Regent, Alida Woodward, and Committee Chair, Sarah Fagen, presented each with the DAR Good Citizen medal, certificate, wallet card, and a check.
pictured: Sarah Fagen, Brionna Martinez, Elizabeth Rojas Gallegos, Alida Woodward
Tip Top Run on March 17th – Starting at 8:30am on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th, will be the Annual Tip Top Fun Run/Walk (5K/10K) Leprechaun Dash & Bash to benefit Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation. Lunch provided by Tip Top Meats. Following the dash join at the Discovery Center World Water Day Festival from 9am-12noon. Free family fun event with vendors, exhibitors, live music, a beer garden, games, activities, and crafts. For all details about the run, costs, etc., contact aguahedionda.org or call 760.804.1969, or the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. Trip of the Week – Escondido Senior
Travel has scheduled a trip to Las Vegas and Sam’s Town, Tuesday-Thursday, April 3-5, plus optional River trip. This unique optional tour takes you on an awe-inspiring day trip with lunch aboard a motor-assisted inflated raft through spectacular Black Canyon, the natural gorge of the Colorado River immediately below Hoover Dam. This is a 3-day, 2 nights at Sam’s Town. Sam’s Town offers a free shuttle to the Strip and Downtown; plus the Mystic Falls Park and Sunset Stampede Laser Light Show three times daily. Sam’s Town offers Century 18 – Movie Theater, 56-lane bowling lane, bingo, and of course all the gaming plus 12 restaurants from steakhouse to snacks. Cost is $252/single or $189/double, per person. For information/reservations, call 760.745.5414.
SAVE THE DATE: Jam Session with a Mission – On Saturday, April 21st, from 510pm, the 4T Foundation International will hold a Jam Session as a fundraiser for their Mission Projects of Feeding Programs in Schools and Communities; Emmaus House of Apostolate, Abandoned Elderlies; Outreach Programs for Street Children and the Homeless; and Better Education for Children in Remote Areas in the Philippines. “100% of the proceeds will be used to help our Mission.” The Jam Session will be held at 751 No. Rose Street, Escondido, 92027. Music and dance instructions provided by “DJ Bing.” Tickets are $20/person, (tax deductible). For tickets, call Josy at 760.580.5262 or 760.781.1392. CSU San Marcos Receives Grant for Science & Tech - The San Diego Foundation announced $632,934 in grants for 10 programs that strengthen San Diego’s innovation economy by creating more opportunities for students, particularly from underserved communities, pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) opportunities. The San Diego Foundation Science & Technology
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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
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Program grant making supports the findings from Our Greater San Diego Vision, a report that found that a majority of residents want to increase opportunities for those who work and learn in the San Diego region. “Science is a catalyst of prosperity for the San Diego region and those who live in it,” shared Kathlyn Mead, President and CEO of The San Diego Foundation. “By opening more pathways for local youth to become scientists and engineers, we are supporting the scientists and engineers of tomorrow who will strengthen San Diego’s innovation economy for decades to come.” A grant in the amount of $74,813 was awarded to California State University San Marcos Foundation for their STEM Summer
Escondido Grand Avenue Changes
In anticipation of hundreds or even thousands of new condo type living units in downtown in the near future, Escondido city staff hosted workshops to gather information that will shape a vision for grand avenue infrastructure changes. The feedback was consolidated to arrive at a “Vision Plan” that incorporates widened sidewalks for more outdoor café seating and diagonal parking and Scholars Program, a 10-week paid undergraduate experience that integrates research and education, particularly for students from underrepresented groups or those facing challenges to academic achievement. Over 60 percent of last year’s participants identified as a first-generation college student, veteran, economically disadvantaged and/or nontraditional students. Participants develop research skills by working alongside faculty on projects addressing fundamental questions in science. Since 1999, the San Diego Foundation’s Science & Technology Program has granted more than $8 million to support scientists and engineers in San Diego. The program is funded in part by the Blasker-Rose-Miah and Reuben H. Fleet Endowment Funds at The San Diego Foundation. For more information, or to contribute to the program, visit SDFoundation.org/ScienceTech.
There are people so poor the only thing they have is money
roundabouts to slow traffic.
The conceptual plans resulting from the workshops will be used to apply for grant money that will pay for some of the changes. Some proposed changes include removal of the center medians and widening of the pedestrian sidewalks. Also a combination of diagonal and parallel parking options between Juniper St. and Escondido Blvd increasing parking spaces by nearly seventy spots. To compliment the proposed changes, there would Plan for the Future, with Pet Guardianship or Donations to the Humane Society – Your pets are beloved members of your family. Have you thought about what might happen in the event you are unable to care for them? To ensure your pets receive the care they deserve, it’s essential that you include provisions for them in your will or trust. And if you are unable to make arrangements with family members or friends, you can entrust your pets to the San Diego Humane Society through the Pet Guardianship Program. Like designating a guardian for your children, you’ll need to name San Diego Humane Society in your will or trust. In addition, you can learn more about protecting your pets with the free Personal Estate Planning Kit from the Humane Society. Joseph Passaretti is Director of Estate and Gift Planning and will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you make decisions for your pets. He can be reached at 619.243.3443 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
be new trees, more art pieces, an archway and new signage. There is also an anonymous donation of one million dollars to enhance the image of Escondido.
Although many people appreciated the proposed changes, some objected. If the grants are funded, we will initiate a second round of community meetings to gather more feedback before changes are implemented. Stay tuned and be ready to share your thoughts. home and help protect the environment. Remember to dispose of unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications properly. For proper disposal of these items please take unused or expired prescriptions and medications to the Escondido Police Department, 1163 North Centre City Parkway, Escondido, 92026. Never dispose of pharmaceuticals down the toilet or any household drains.
Insurance Commissioner Issues Statement Confirming Aetna Investigation – Insurance Commissioner has directed the California Department of Insurance to open an investigation of allegations regarding Aetna’s practices in denying claims and requests for prior authorization for care. The department is also investigating Aetna’s utilization review process. If a health insurer is making decisions to deny coverage without a physician ever reviewing medical records that is a significant concern
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Remember, though, walking on the water has already been tried. By Peter. With less than a positive outcome. The story begins in Matthew 14:22. It’s the same story as in Mark 6, but Matthew, who was in the boat, adds the part about Peter.
Monica is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s an 8 year old, 12 pound, Domestic Medium Hair cat with a Calico coat. Monica loves her cat friends and might like a home with some kitty buddies. She was transferred from another shelter through the FOCAS program.
The $75 adoption fee for Monica includes medical exam, vaccinations, spay, 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.
Jurnee, a 6-year-old a Domestic Short Hair mix, is a sweet kitty looking for a loving home to call her own. She is quite shy at first, but once she gets to know you she is an affectionate and loving companion. Jurnee loves her head scratched and playing with toys. Additionally, she would be comfortable in a home with other cats. Her adoption fee includes her spay, permanent microchip identification, current vaccinations, 30 days worry free insurance from Trupanion Insurance and a certificate for a free veterinary exam! Jurnee is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3450 E Valley Parkway. To learn more about making her part of your family, please call (619) 299-7012.
Pastor Tom Fry (Retired) Church of the Nazarene
I am studying the Gospel of Mark with a group of lively seniors. We had just finished the feeding of the 5,000 and were ready to look at the story of Jesus walking on the water. I asked the group what miracle they would like to do with Jesus. Respectfully, they stayed away from the healings, as if only Jesus could do those miracles. But feeding the multitudes and walking on water were both on the table. Almost unanimously, they chose walking on the water. The lone holdout was a fisherman who chose the time when Jesus filled the nets of Peter and the other disciples after they fished all night and come up empty.
Admit it, you’d like to walk on water. Just for the pure fun of it like Jesus and Mack in the book and movie, “The Shack.”
When Jesus comes near, Peter calls out for permission to walk on the water with Jesus. If you know much about Peter, this doesn’t surprise you.
He actually gets a good start, but then, The Message says, “He looked down at the waves churning around him, he lost his nerve and began to sink.” We live in a world of churning waves. Circumstances, we call them. Or distractions. As long as Peter kept his eyes on Jesus, he walked on the water. But when he looked away and focused on the churning waves, he lost his nerve. He was overcome by the circumstances, the swirling water, and he gave in to them. We can’t ignore the churnings and swirling of life. But when we allow them to distract us, we lose focus and we get sucked into them. It’s still good advice:
“Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face, And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, In the light of His glory and grace.”
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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
Art and Cultural Grants available through San Marcos Community Foundation
The San Marcos Community Foundation will a c c e p t applications for the annual Art and Cultural Grant Program now through April 4 at 5:30 pm. There is $3,500 available in grants to assist eligible organizations with implementing artistic and cultural events and/or activities that generally benefit the San Marcos community. Grant recipients must be a valid 501(c) (3) organization.
The San Marcos Community Foundation is a non-profit organization established by the City of San Marcos in 1988 when a $1 million endowment was received by a local developer. Since its inception, the Foundation has granted more than $1 million to programs and projects that help improve the quality of life for San Marcos residents.
Complete details regarding the For more information on the San application process and funding Marcos Community Foundation, visit availability are available online at please www.sanmarcoscommunityfoundation News for the Social Butterfly? Send your press releases to: email@example.com
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
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male pallbearers. In her handwritten instructions for her memorial service, she wrote, 'They wouldn't take me out while I was alive, I don't want them to take me out when I'm dead.' ~~~~~~~~~~~~ A police recruit was asked during the exam, 'What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?' He answered, 'Call for backup.' ••••• A Sunday School teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem. A small child replied, 'They couldn't get a babysitter.' ~~~~~~~~~~~~ A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to 'Honor thy father and thy mother,' she asked, ’'Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?'
Without missing a beat, one little boy answered, 'Thou shall not kill.' ~~~~~~~~~~~~ At Sunday School they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam's ribs.
Later in the week his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and she said, 'Johnny, what is the matter?' Little Johnny responded, 'I have pain in my side. I think I'm going to have a wife.'
~~~~~~~~~~~~ You don't stop laughing because you grow old..You grow old because you stop laughing! ••••• There’s a fine line between a tan and looking like you rolled in a giant bag of Doritos. ••••• Cop: “Please step out of the car.” Driver: “I’m too drunk. You get in.” ••••• Some people just need a hug . . . around the neck . . . with a rope. California Dreamin'..........
What a morning in northern California. I was told it rarely snows here like it did no longer than the other day, so I thought I would build a snowman like they do when it snows back east. 8:00 I made a nice snowman.
8:10 A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn’t make a snow woman. 8:15 I made a snow woman.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Disaster Preparedness: Plan Now
The City is committed to keeping the community safe, especially during an emergency. In addition to Vista’s Fire and Sheriff responders, city staff has also been trained as disaster service workers. While the City regularly holds drills to test emergency plans and ensure City of Vista employees are ready, residents should do the same. The devastating recent wildfires remind us that disaster preparedness starts with ourselves. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance: how you will contact one another; how you will get back together;
Oceanside • Mayor Peter Weiss
The City of Oceanside is committed to protecting the beautiful local environment for generations to come. The goal of the Green Oceanside campaign is to teach Oceanside businesses, residents and visitors how to be better stewards of the Earth through educational programs that focus on water use efficiency, zero waste, preventing pollution in our local water ways, energy conservation and climate action. This campaign continues to evolve since its inception in 2010 and has produced many successful programs that help to engage the community on the journey toward a more sustainable
8:31 The Muslim gent across the road wants the snow woman to wear some strange kind of a headscarf.
8:40 Someone calls the cops who show up to see what’s going on.
8:42 I am told that the broomstick of the snowman needs to be removed because it could be used as a deadly weapon. Things get much, much worse after I mutter : "Yeah, that could be true if it's stuck up your a**"
8:17 The nanny of the neighbors complained about the snow woman's voluptuous chest.
8:52 My phone is seized and thoroughly checked while I am blindfolded and flown to the police station in a helicopter.
8:25 The vegans at apt. # 12 complained about the carrot nose, as veggies are “serious food” and are not to to ever be used for “decorating snow figures”.
9:10 I am asked if I have any accomplices. 9:29 A little known jihadist group has claimed it was all actually their plot.
8:20 The gay couple living nearby grumbled that it could have been two snowmen instead of a snowman and a snow woman.
8:28 I am being called a racist because the snow couple I made is white.
and what you will do in different disaster situations. The County of San Diego created an emergency app to better prepare and inform residents across the county about disasters. The Emergency App contains disaster preparedness information, interactive checklists to help you to create your emergency plan, build an emergency supplies kit, and when disaster strikes; the app will keep you informed with emergency updates, interactive emergency maps, and shelter locations. With the emergency app, the tools you need to plan, prepare, and respond in an emergency are right at your fingertips. Check ReadySandiego.org for more information on the app and preparedness plans.
9:00 I'm on the news as a suspected terrorist who is bent on stirring up trouble at this sensitive time.
Done with this!! I will never make a snowman, snow woman, or snow whatever again in California.
future. Beginning this March, Green Oceanside is rolling out a new program: quarterly Sustainability Makeover Workshops. These 3 hour workshops are offered to Oceanside residents at no charge and give participants the knowledge and tools needed to incorporate simple practices that have big environmental impacts. Workshops will be held from 9am to 12pm on Saturdays March 10th, June 2nd, August 25th and November 10th at the Civic Center Library Community Rooms at 300 North Coast Highway. Workshops are free, however spaces are limited and preregistration is required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Reserve your space now!
Japanese scientists have now created a camera with such a fantastic shutter speed that it is now possible to take a photograph of a woman with her mouth closed.
I'd just come out of the shop with a roast beef sandwich, large chips, ear of corn & a jumbo sausage. A poor homeless man sat there and said 'I've not eaten for two days.' I told him, 'I wish I had your will power.' Man in a hot air balloon is lost over Iowa. He looks down and sees a farmer in the fields and shouts to him, 'where am I?' The farmer looks back up and shouts back, 'you're in a basket you big dummy!'
I was deeply impressed by memo concerning the dyslexic sinner who sold his soul to Santa. It reminded me of the dyslexic agnostic who lay awake at night wondering if there was a dog.
This guy walks into a psychiatrist’s office with a duck on his head. “May I help you?” politely inquires the the psychiatrist. "Yeah,” says the duck. “Get this guy off my butt!
The Paper • Page 12 • February 22, 2018 Computer Factory, we’ve been where “the rubber meets the road” in the explosive growth of consumer computer and communications technology. When you work it every day, technological changes blend seamlessly into an unbroken line. But when you step back and look at how technology has changed the way we live, communicate and think during our lifetimes, it is absolutely mind boggling.
Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory
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Change: Technology, culture and people. Part I of?
Nome and I have been going to work in the morning for over fifty years, for the past 23 years to our shop, The Computer Factory, in San Marcos. We spent our first 30 years in engineering and management with some of America’s premier “high tech” corporations. Our list includes Westinghouse, FMC, Control Data, NCR, Packard Bell, United Telecom, Belden, Volker Craig and Systems Engineering Laboratories. During those years we took part in the development, design, manufacture, distribution, marketing and support of consumer and commercial electronics. For the past two decades, at the
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With that his colleague appeared, videocamera in hand . . . a toothy grin on his face.
My hunter drew back his knife and began to speak in Arabic . . . I noticed Katrina had a glazed, fascinated look in her eyes . . and just the touch of a contented smile. The knife approached my throat and began to saw . . . I knew that my screams would not be heard . . . and that, soon, only the gurgle of my hot blood, pouring out of my arteries would replace the screams. I've never been so frightened in my life. . . . . and then I woke up.
My body was sweating. I was wide awake.
There was no Katrina. There was no hunter. There was no one videotaping me.
It wasn't a dream. It was a friggin' nightmare! And all because of my strong belief in the 2nd Amendment.
That we sure as hell have a right to bear arms . . . and not to just hunt animals . . . but to protect ourselves from tyrannical governments, both local, state and federal . . . and foreign.
You know, the stuff of which dreams are made.
The infirmities of age have a habit of catching up to you. ••••• Great friend and fellow Kiwanian, Arie de Jong, recently had a mini-
In the next several columns we will do a retrospective on how technology has affected us and our world. This is purely from our point of view and not an academic study in sociology. This is how we see technology changing the culture, attitudes and behavior of ourselves, customers, friends, family, community and the country. There are monumental differences in the way millennials (under 35), post millennials (Xgens or tweeners) and seniors (over 55) view the world and one another. We are going to explore some of those differences and the way they affect people in day to day relationships.
In 1917 the ten most valuable American companies where: US Steel, AT&T, Standard Oil, Bethlehem Steel, Armour, Swift, International Harvester, DuPont, Midvale Steel and US Rubber. Oil, steel, rubber and food. This was a country on the move, growing, building and expanding. Technology was focused upon those needs. In1967 Americas most valuable companies were: IBM, AT&T, Eastman Kodak, General Motors, Standard Oil, Texaco, Sears, GE, Polaroid, and Gulf Oil. IBM sold products to businesses not consumers, AT&T did both as did General Motors and the oil companies Eastman Kodak, Polaroid, GE and especially Sears were essentially consumer oriented. 2017 Americas most valuable companies were: Apple, Alphabet (Google), Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook,
Berkshire Hathaway, Johnson and Johnson, Exxon Mobile, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo. With the exception of Johnson and Johnson and Exxon, none of these companies produce products that you can touch or feel. Apple does sell products but they don’t make them, they are basically a sales rep for Chinese computer, phones and accessories. The other four of the first five sell services. Three of the second five companies also sell services not products. Over the past 100 years our most valuable companies have changed from ones that produce business and infrastructure related technology to those providing business and consumer services technology. Next week we’ll begin the discussion on how technology is forcing people to change in fundamental ways.
To set the tone for our discussion we take note of a couple of interesting if not startling facts. First, the “Knowledge Doubling Curve” posits that until 1900 human knowledge doubled approximately every century. By the end of World War II knowledge was doubling every 25 years. Today, on average human knowledge is doubling every 13 months. According to IBM, the build out of the “internet of things” will lead to the doubling of knowledge every 12 hours.
Second, looking at the top ten most valuable American companies in 1917, 1967 and 2017 reveals long term changes in our technological focus. stroke that caused him to lose sight in his right eye. Follow-up tests proved that it was not reversible.
That would have hit me hard. Arie just accepted it as a matter of face and goes on with his life, slowing his schedule only a bit. (If you’ve ever spent even a half day with Arie you know that it would be difficult for a 20-year-old to keep up with him . . he’s just go, go, go.) He can no longer drive at night and he has to slow down a bit, but knowing Arie that’s gonna be tough to follow doctor’s orders.
For those who don’t know Arie, he’s an immigrant from Holland who arrived here with his family and very little money. He and his family started and built Hollandia Dairy. He has since become a very, very successful businessman as well as a major philanthropist, supporting his community financially, but with service as well.
Meanwhile, another good friend, Larry Benson, owner of The Indian Store in Vista, sees the surgion this week. He has a growth in his left eye that needs attention.
Again, he’s the type that will bounce back and be puttering around his store very soon. (Store is perhaps not the appropriate word. His business is more like a museum, with artifacts of all types, Indian, rocks, gems, minerals. One could spend hours in The Indian Store, just browsing his inventory.)
Here’s hoping continued good healthfollows both Arie and Larry.
They are good people and we want them in our lives for many years to come.
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971 Borden Rd., Space 50
San Marcos, Ca. 92069
This business is conducted by a Limited Liability
First day of business: 11/15/17
/s/ Tracy Fluop, President
Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/01/18
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#2018-9003751 The name of the business: Frank’s Ice Cream, located at 2506 S. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, Ca. 92084
This business is registered by: Alberto Moedano
2917 S. Santa Fe Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: 2/08/2018
/s/ Alberto Moedano
with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/08/2018 2/22, 2/3/01, 3/08 & 3/15/2018
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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. 92026
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
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SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTED Ordinance No. 2018-1461
Ordinance No. 2018-1461 – an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, approving an amendment to the Montiel Corporate Center Specific Plan, P150074, SP 15-010, JR Legacy/ Global Carte. Ordinance No. 2018-1461 was introduced on January 23, 2018, and adopted by the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, on February 13, 2018, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JENKINS, JONES, ORLANDO, DESMOND; NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JABARA; ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 2/22/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2018-9004280 The name of the business: Notary Vets, located at 4388 Rainier Way, Apt F, Oceanside, CA. 92058. This business is registered by: James Seme 4388 Rainier Way, Apt. F Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: n/a /s/ James Seme Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County
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Escondido Pharmacy and Home Health Care Always great prices and Service! Medical Supplies, Wheelchairs, Walkers 909 E. Valley Parkway
Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/14/2018 2/22, 3/01, 3/08 & 3/15/2018
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#2018-9003010 The name of the business: South Coast Painting, located at 1820 Melrose Dr., #136, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: John Anthony McCracken 1820 Melrose Dr. #136 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: 6/1/96 /s/ John Anthony McCracken Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/01/2018 2/22, 3/01, 3/08 & 3/15/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2018-9003436 The name of the business: Anderson Catering Services, located at 205 Walsh Street, Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is registered by: Shane Adam Anderson 205 Walsh Street Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: 2/06/18 /s/ Shane Adam Anderson Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/06 /2018 2/22, 3/01, 3/08 & 3/15/2018 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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#2018-9004161 The name of the business: Premier Homes of California, located at 1859 Olympus Loop Drive, Vista, CA. 92081. This business is registered by: Mark E. Schultz 1859 Olympus Loop Drive Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: n/a /s/ Mark E. Schultz Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/13/2018 2/22, 2/3/01, 3/08 & 3/15/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2018-9004205 The name of the business: San Marga Consulting, located at 6036 Rancho Bravado, Carlsbad, Ca. 92009. This business is registered by: Sheela Visswanathan 6036 Rancho Bravado Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: 6/272007 /s/ Sheela Visswanathan Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/14/2018 2/22, 2/3/01, 3/08 & 3/15/2018
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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
#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 1/31/2018. /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. Suite K, 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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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
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
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 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
The name of the business: Los Cabos Mexican and Seafood, located at 730 E. Vista Way, Vista,
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
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 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
#2018-9003140 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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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: 8/23/2013 /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
#2018-9002946 The name of the business: Cruise Adventures Travel Company, located at 100 E. San Marcos Blvd., Suite 400, 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
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, 2018 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 term or allegation contained therein and the nature of the proceeding, 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
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 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
#2018-9003454 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 individual. First day of business: n/a
/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
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (Planning Commission)
The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers located at San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069 at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, March 5, 2018. Project No: P15-0068: General Plan Amendment GPA 15-005/Specific Plan S P 1 5 - 0 0 9 / Te n t a t i v e Subdivision Map TSM15007/Grading Variance GV15002/Conditional Use Permit C U P 1 5 - 0 0 8 / S i t e Development Plan SDP16002/Environmental Impact Report EIR16-001 Applicant: ColRich California LLC Request: The project is requesting approval of a General Plan Amendment (GPA15-005) to amend the project site’s designation in the Land Use and Community Design Element from “Specific Plan Area/Residential (89 lots)/OS/P” to “Murai Specific Plan Area/Open Space” and to remove the designation and description in the Park, Recreation and Community Health Element of the General Plan of a public park on the project site; a Specific Plan (SP 15-009) to establish development standards specific to the project site and to guide orderly development; the Tentative Subdivision Map (TSM 15-007) for 89 singlefamily residential lots, access/ private street lots, open space lots, trails, and private park lots; a Grading Variance (GV15-002) to allow manufactured slopes in excess of 20 feet in height without benching within the project area; a Conditional Use Permit (CUP 15-008) to allow for the temporary use of a rock crusher during grading operations; and a Site Development Plan (SDP16-002) to address the design of residential units and plotting of floor plans and elevations within the subdivision. Environmental Determination: An Environmental Impact Report (EIR16-001; State Clearinghouse No. 2016091054) was prepared and circulated for public comment from September 26, 2017 to November 10, 2017 pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Location of Property: The project site is located west of the northern terminus of Las Posas Road, more particularly described as Portions of Section 34, Township 11 South and Section 3 and Section 4, Township 12 south, all in range 3 west, San Bernardino Meridian, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California. Assessor’s Parcel Numbers: 184-241-03-00, 218-011-1000, 217-050-36-00, and 217050-38-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Saima Qureshy, AICP, Principal Planner by calling 760-744-1050 extension 3222, or via email email@example.com. NOTICE: Should the City Of San Marcos Planning Commission recommend approval of this project to the City Council, the project will be automatically forwarded to the City Council and scheduled for a future public hear-
ing. The public hearing will be noticed consistent with the requirements of California Government Code Section 65090 et al and Chapter 20.505 of the Zoning Ordinance regarding Public Hearings. The Planning Division can be contacted at 760-744-1050, extension 3233 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in this public hearing or any other City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1050, Extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 02/22/18.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (Planning Commission)
The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers located at San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069 at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, March 5, 2018. Project No: MFSDP 17-0003 MULTI FAMILY SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN (The Marc) Applicant: DAVIA WEST DEVELOPMENT, DAVIA EAST DEVELOPMENT, INTRACORP COMPANIES Request: The applicant is requesting a modification to a condition of approval to the Davia Village (The Marc) Multi-family Site Development Plan (MFSDP) to remove the occupancy limitation of 885 occupants specified within the Multifamily Site Development Plan Resolution. Environmental Determination: An Addendum to the previously adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND13-003 State Clearinghouse No. 2013061059) was prepared for the project pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Location of Property: The project site is located at 1001 Armorlite Drive and 130 Bingham Drive, more particularly described as All or Portions of Lots 5 AND Lot 6, Block Number 85 of Rancho Los Vallecitos De San Marcos, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, according to map thereof No. 806 filed in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego County. APN: 219-163-63-00 and 219-16364-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Joseph Farace, Principal Planner, by calling 760-7441050 extension 3248, or via email email@example.com. NOTICE: Should the City Of San Marcos Planning Commission recommend approval of this project to the City Council, the project will be automatically forwarded to the City Council and scheduled for a future public hearing. The public hearing will be noticed consistent with the requirements of California Government Code Section 65090 et al and Chapter 20.505 of the Zoning Ordinance regarding Public Hearings. The Planning Division can be contacted at 760-744-1050, extension 3233 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in this public hearing or any other City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1050, Extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 02/22/18.
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