February 25, 2021
Volume 51 - No. 08
By Sam Lowe
“I come from Kensal, North Dakota, where the only thing stopping that cold Canadian wind was a single strand of barbed wire fence out north of town.”
Editor’s Note: Sam Lowe is a reporter, editor, feature writer and long-time daily newspaper columnist. A native of North Dakota, Sam worked as sports reporter, editor in Jamestown, N.D., later moving to Arizona and the Scottsdale Daily The Paper - 760.747.7119
Progress and on to the Phoenix Gazette where he was a columnist.
For the past several years, Sam has worked as a feature writer, as well as publishing 14 books, primarily on Arizona subjects. Today, he has ventured into the territory of North San Diego County to share some of his journalistic encounters. •••• William “Captain Kirk” Shatner, and “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, came to Arizona. For me, it was a long-anticipated interview. It was an experience where I
had not gone before.
My Day as a Trekkie
PHOENIX, Arizona – While going through the learning process required to become a reporter, then a columnist, I discovered that often, long-anticipated interviews would be exactly what I hoped they'd be. But sometimes, they turned out to be major disappointments. My dealings with the creator and crew of “Star Trek” were classic examples of both.
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On the plus side, Gene Roddenberry and Persis Khambatta were absolute delights. But William Shatner and Susan Oliver...well...not so much.
Remembering them in chronological order:
When offered the chance to meet and write about Persis Khambatta, I made no effort to conceal my eagerness. Nobody else in The Phoenix Gazette newsroom had any idea who she was, but I knew. She was not only a former Miss
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India (she won the title at age 15), but she was also Lt. Ilia, a Deltan navigator aboard the USS Enterprise in “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.” (I am obligated to interject here that the fact that she was gorgeous had nothing to do with my willingness to conduct the interview. Admittedly, it may have sparked my interest somewhat, but my main focus was on her connection to “Star Trek.”
Really. I wouldn't lie about anything that important.)
So we met and I immediately noticed that she had very dark hair. While it's not unusual for an actress to have very dark hair, the woman she portrayed in the movie was bald. Not that there's anything wrong with that. It's just how things were on the planet Delta. Obviously, since the movie had been released several months prior and I had already seen it twice, her hair had grown back. She was nice and she was pretty. Unfortunately, her role in the movie didn't result in a stellar film career in the United States so she returned to India to work in television. She died of a heart attack in 1998. She was only 47. But Lieutenant Ilia lives on, still boldly going into space, the final frontier. A year later, a friend involved in movie production called and asked
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Wisdom of Phyllis Diller –
As your beauty fades, so will his eyesight. - Phyllis Diller Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance? -Phyllis Diller
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing. -Phyllis Diller
The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public. -Phyllis Diller
Best way to get rid of kitchen odors: Eat out. -Phyllis Diller
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if I'd be an extra in a sci-fi film being shot in Cordes Junction north of Phoenix. I quickly agreed when he said William Shatner was starring and would agree to an interview. As a “Star Trek” fan from the first episode, being offered a chance to discuss outer space with Capt. James T. Kirk was like an invitation to Nirvana. So we met behind one of the cameras but then came the bad news: Before I even got my first question posed, he told me not to ask him anything about “Star Trek.” Nothing. No trivia. No behind-the-scenes incidents. No bloopers. No nothing. Instead, he wanted to concentrate on his current project, a movie entitled “Kingdom of the Spiders.” Disappointed but devious, I tried to sneak in some Trekkie lore in my questions, asking things like, “Remember that episode where you and Spock had to fight giant spiders?” He chuckled at my feeble attempts but still refused.
He did, however, answer every other query I put to him, and he graciously posed for a photo, so it wasn't a total loss. I went to see the movie when it came to Phoenix. It wasn't very good. It's about giant tarantulas taking over a town. In the final scene, Shatner and his female companion are encased in a huge web and were about to meet their doom by becoming an arachnid snack. He should have stuck with “Star Trek.” Things like that never happened when he commanded the USS Enterprise. A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once. -Phyllis Diller
I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them. -Phyllis Diller Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going. -Phyllis Diller Any time three New Yorkers get into a cab without an argument, a bank has just been robbed. -Phyllis Diller
We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve years telling them to sit down and shut up. -Phyllis Diller Burt Reynolds once asked me out. I was in his room. Phyllis Diller
What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day. -Phyllis Diller
The only time I ever enjoyed ironing was the day I accidentally got gin in the steam iron. -Phyllis Diller His finest hour lasted a minute and a half.
Susan Oliver was in just one “Star Trek” episode, but it was memorable. She portrayed Vina, a horribly disfigured woman who, through powerful hypnosis administered by some aliens, became a suitable (but green-skinned) mate for Jeffrey Hunter in the pilot production of the series. The pilot was eventually chopped into two parts and incorporated into the regular schedule. In it, Hunter's character was badly damaged in a space accident and the crew of the USS Enterprise returned him to a planet where the inhabitants used hypnosis to make things seem different than what they really were. So he was hypnotized to good health and fell in love with the already-hypnotized Vina and, we were left to assume, they lived happily ever after. The plot was a bit confusing, but Susan Oliver was hot. Green, but hot. She was also gorgeous, alluring, inviting, and tempting. It was lust at first sight for me.
Imagine, then, my excitement upon hearing that she was going to appear at a book-signing event in Litchfield Park, a Phoenix suburb and, as the paper's official “Star Trek” expert, I was assigned to cover it. Perhaps we could...you know...hit it off. It could happen. So I motored to the book store, entered the room and there she was. Susan Oliver. And she was hot. She was also gorgeous, alluring, tempting and several other adjectives that most definitely would not appear in my report. I took a chair close to her -Phyllis Diller
My photographs don't do me justice -they look just like me. -Phyllis Diller Tranquilizers work only if you follow the advice on the bottle - keep away from children. -Phyllis Diller
I asked the waiter, 'Is this milk fresh?' He said, 'Lady, three hours ago it was grass.' -Phyllis Diller The reason the golf pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing. -Phyllis Diller
You know you're old if they have discontinued your blood type. Phyllis Diller •••• Three Irishmen are sitting in the pub window seat, as they sat there drinking pints of Guinness, they looked out the window, watching the front door of the brothel across the road.
A local Methodist Pastor walked up to the brothel, knocked on the front door and then went inside. Would you look at that." says the first Irishman, "Didn't I always say what a bunch of hypocrites those Methodists were?"
No sooner are the words out of his mouth than a Rabbi appears at the
and waited while others asked inane questions about her book. Then, when it came my turn, I put it to her directly: “Do you remember when you were Vina?” She gave me a blank stare, which quickly morphed into a glare, then to a look of absolute disdain. “Who?” she replied and she wasn't smiling. I knew then that my hopes for a romantic liaison were dissolving faster than the Romulans did when they got phasered. “Vina,” I responded but it was weak and wimpy and she didn't even bother to answer.
She turned to answer more questions about her book. I rose with as much dignity as I had left and headed for the exit. Susan Oliver, my Vina, my true lust, smiled an insincere smile and said, “Oh, must you leave so soon? Well, stay in touch.” Even a broken-hearted Trekkie could recognize sarcasm.
Disturbing thoughts cascaded through my mental facilities as I prepared to meet Gene Roddenberry, the brilliant mind behind “Star Trek” and thus the object of my deepest admiration. I wanted him to be a nice person because I had been a Trekkie since before the word had been invented. But I had heard that he was a difficult interview and that he could get
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front door, knocks, and goes inside the brothel.
The second Irishman says, "Another one trying to fool everyone with pious preaching and stupid hats!"
They continue drinking their pints o' Guinness roundly condemning the Vicar and the Rabbi for being hypocrits of their faith's.
Just then their own Catholic Priest knocks on the front door of the brothel and goes inside. "Ah, now dat's sad." says the third Irishman, "One of the girls must have died." •••• As I was nursing my baby, my cousin's six-year-old daughter, Krissy, came into the room. Never having seen anyone breast feed before, she was intrigued and full of all kinds of questions about what I was doing. After mulling over my answers, she remarked, “My mom has some of those, but I don't think she knows how to use them.” •••• Out bicycling one day with my eight-year-old granddaughter, Carolyn, I got a little wistful. “In ten years,” I said, “you'll want to be with your friends and you won't go walking, biking, and swimming with me like you do now.
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picked up on Saturday, May 1, from 11:00am – 4:00pm. All artwork must be submitted suitable for gallery hanging, and well presented for public viewing in a gallery setting. Gallery Director, Jinx Lennon, will kick-start this event by disseminating materials to local schools. Entry forms will also be available at the Artists Gallery.
Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at:
Young Artists Sought for 2021 Kids Kaleidoscope Show Artwork is being sought for the annual Kids Kaleidoscope Art Show organized each year by the Escondido Art Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the arts and the community since 1956. The show is open to kids ages 5 through 18 and presents the winners with ribbons and cash prize awards. Artwork is judged by age group; one entry per artist is permitted, and there are no entry fees to compete. Drop-off dates for artwork at the Artists Gallery, 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido, are Saturday, April 3, 11:00am -- 4:00pm and Monday, April 5, 4:00 -- 6:00pm. Artwork will remain on exhibit through April 30th, and must be
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feisty with reporters who asked tough questions. As a “Star Trek” groupie since the first episode, I most certainly wasn't going to ask any tough questions because if there was anybody I didn't want mad at me, it was Gene Roddenberry. So we met and in the first nano-second, I knew all was well. He was congenial, affable, serious but not the least bit confrontational. And, most important of all, he wanted to talk about his new series, “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and expressed some concern that the media might gun it down before it aired. So he was trying hard to avoid any negative publicity. We spent about an hour together and Roddenberry answered every one of my questions. It was, up until later when I became single, one of the best hours I ever spent with any human being. Then it got even better when Roddenberry gave me a Star Fleet communications device and made me an honorary member of the USS Enterprise crew. And since that day, I have lived long and prospered. A Few Moments with Silver’s Owner
When I was a lad, the thirty minutes between 4:30 and 5 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Because of the pandemic, strict COVID-19 protocols will be adhered to at all times. Arrangements for an April 10th outdoor Reception and Awards Ceremony are being discussed at this time and will be finalized at a later date, based on safety protocols in place at that time. For more information, please visit our website www.escondidoartassociation.com, stop by the Artists Gallery located at 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido, or Phone: (442) 3170980. Escondido Chamber Events Coming Up - For more information, contact the Escondido Chamber, 720 No. Broadway, Escondido; 760.745.2125.
Wake Up Escondido is starting up 2021 virtually. The morning networking event gives you a chance to mix, mingle and network online with Chamber Members and Business Leaders. Your business will have the opportunity to highlight its achievements and services to a group of gathered professionals from various industries. This month: Digital Marketing Ready
afternoons were sacred. During that most-holiest of holy times, like all our faithful companions across the country, my brothers and I gathered in front of the old wood-boxed radio that was the featured attraction of our family's living room and turned the dial to 540, WDAY in Fargo. Soon, the magic words spread across the living room, those magic words that included the classic phrase, “... return with us to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when from out of the past come the thundering hoofbeats of the great horse Silver ...” And then the Lone Ranger galloped into our living room. Always on time, always ready to save us from the variety of bad persons who inhabited the air waves in that glorious era. But times changed. He moved on to television, then the movies, always portrayed by Clayton Moore. And I, now much too sophisticated to return to those thrilling days of yesteryear, went to college, got a job, and took up space in the real world. And even though he was still sort of my personal hero, Moore got ambushed by time and was forced out of his role as the Lone Ranger in the movies and on TV. He still made public appearances as the masked man at a variety of events, from film conventions to gatherings for young people who needed instruction on how to be honest, truthful and just plain old good. Then, in 1981, he got bushwhacked.
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This month's event will be free to all Chamber members and open to guests with registration. Contact David by email. March Education Meeting, Monday, March 8th at 9am. Topic: Education COMPACT and EUSD Updates March Government Affairs Meeting, Tuesday, March 9th, 9am to 10am; Free. Guest Speaker: Terra Lawson-Remer, SD County Supervisor, District 3. On Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/r egister/WN__br8gZaNS4qsLdznrb nfEA
What's Up Downtown Oceanside - For more information on any of these items, contact MainStreet Oceanside, 760.754.4512, or www.mainstreetoceanside.com. Star Theatre Educational Programming; Ongoing, Star Theatre: The Star Theatre has developed a suite of programming for our community that focuses on providing COVID-friendly, educational experiences for every age group in four- to six-week workshops. Visit startheatreco.com to learn more about the Downtown
That year, Hollywood announced plans for a new movie about the Lone Ranger but Clayton Moore wasn't going to portray him. Instead, the producers boldly announced that they had selected Klinton Spilsbury, who had never portrayed anyone in any entertainment medium. That wasn't the worst part, however. To make certain the public didn't confuse the real Lone Ranger (Clayton Moore) with their sophomoric version (Klinton Spilsbury, who didn't even know how to spell his first name correctly), the movie makers got an injunction against Moore, forbidding him to wear the mask that identified him as the true guardian of justice in the Old West. It was under those circumstances that I met my childhood hero at a youth rally in Fountain Hills, Ca.
Considering that he was well over 60 years of age at the time, he was in remarkable shape and even though he was forced to replace his mask with a pair of dark sunglasses, there was no doubt that he was the Lone Ranger.
Oceanside theater’s Musical Theatre Acting & Movement Camp, Triple Threat Workshop and Actors Collective.
In Conversation: Manuelita Brown and Dr. Denise Rogers; Thursday, Feb. 25, Online Join a virtual conversation at 7pm with celebrated sculptor Manuelita Brown and Dr. Denise Rogers of San Diego Mesa College as they discuss Brown's artwork and influences. Learn about her philosophy on artmaking and process, diving deeper into the many connections her work weaves with both past and present through community-focused dialogue.
Art in Conversation: Black History of Music and Dance; Feb. 27, Online In celebration of Black History Month, Alyssa Junious and BJ Robinson will create a new work inspired by the writings of Langston Hughes. In this conversation on Saturday at 11 am, Junious will address how art has been and can be used as an act of resistance and collective healing. This engaging, interactive conversation will include recorded performances and attendees will be invited to participate through conversation. This program is presented by the Oceanside Public Library in partnership with the North County African American Women's Association. Oceanside Pop-Up Art Cafe Live
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The real one. Not some imposter who flunked out of spelling class. But the lack of a mask couldn't diminish the power of that voice that had represented goodness, truth, justice and the American way three times a week those many years before. That voice which echoed across the Old West with honor and dignity. That voice which should be framed and hung on a wall in the Smithsonian Institute.
We talked about the earlier days, when there was some kind of good left in the world because of him, and he expressed disappointment about the attempt to obscure his persona. But his speech to the young people was upbeat without any mention of the new movie and the injustice that had befallen him. A while later, although I felt like a traitor in doing so, I paid six bucks to watch “The Legend of the Lone Ranger” when it reached the local movie houses. It was a wasted evening. The movie stunk. The plot stunk. Most of the writing stunk. And Klinton Spilsbury was worse at acting than he was at spelling. In a way, I felt there was some justice in that. An Afternoon with Joe
Here's a question that doesn't get
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The Paper UPDATE: TWO MEN KILLED IN FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION
On 02-12-21, a white Ford Explorer driven by a 13 year-old girl and her juvenile companion fled from the police after a traffic stop. The girl lost control of her vehicle while making a left turn from eastbound Mission Ave to northbound Ash St. The Explorer slid into the bushes killing two men who were sleeping next to a block wall. The two men have been identified as Mateo Salvador (33) and Sofio Sotelo Torres (51). At the time of the crash, they were believed to be living on the streets in Escondido. We were unable to locate or identify any next of kin for the men.
The police investigators are working with the Juvenile Branch of the District Attorney’s office on all potential criminal charges. These types of cases are extremely complex and it can take some time to analyze evidence in order to support the filing of criminal charges. The DA’s office is responsible for filing all criminal complaints and they will work hand in hand with the Escondido Police traffic investigators. Anyone with information regarding the crash is encouraged to contact Officer Adan Martinez at 760-8394465 or via our tip line listed below.
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www.facebook.com/EscondidoPoli ce and Twitter and Instagram (@EscondidoPolice). Text EscondidoPD to 888777 for community alerts from Nixle. To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our “Anonymous Tip Line” at (760) 743-TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at police.escondido.org. Palomar Health Foundation names G. Douglas Moir, MD to Board of Directors
Palomar Health Foundation has named retired cardiologist G. Douglas Moir, MD, to its Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2021.
Dr. Doug Moir with wife, Margaret
Dr. Moir has a long affiliation with Palomar Health, having previously served nine years on the Palomar Health Foundation board and four years on the Palomar Health Board of Directors, which oversees the healthcare district and its hospitals beautiful people,' and cocaine. His weight dropped, he became a shadow of himself. When he died, he weighed little more than 100 lbs.
That cocaine is powerful stuff. He was making millions as a baseball star . . . and he blew it all for that white powder. Things happen when you become 'a celebrity.'
Man About Town
Driving around running errands this afternoon and Evelyn and I got to talking about a variety of issues. At one point she asked, "I wonder why all of these celebrities get involved with alcohol and drugs and just ruin their lives."
"I have some experience in that," I said. "Alan Wiggins, the great San Diego Padre baseball player always used to come up and fish at Dixon Lake. Handsome kid. Very athletic. Very amiable. He got into the fast lane with 'the beautiful people' and it happened that plenty of alcohol, grass, and cocaine was always available. He got into cocaine and went downhill fast. He became addicted, got to be just a step short when going after a ball, a little slower on bringing the bat around, and was a step slower running the bases. In time, he was cut from the team . . . but he still hung with 'the
I tasted a bit of it when I went to work for KFMB. I became a minor celebrity. I met a lot of people . . . attended parties with the fast crowd . . . 'the beautiful people.' I noticed people I used to call on when I was a radio sales rep and who barely gave me the time of day, now wanted to chat with me and were all smiles . . . all because now I was 'somebody.' I was on the air in morning and afternoon drive time . . . I did the traffic reports for KFMB and developed my own personality . . . from time to time, when traffic was slow, I'd read "lyle poems.' They became rather popular. At KFMB's "I Love You, San Diego," parties, I would meet more and more 'beautiful people' . . . and they would meet me. Plenty of alcohol, and drugs, if you wanted them. And plenty of warm and willing women who wanted to meet and be with even a minor celebrity ... which I had become. In time, Scruff Evans, Terry Miller and I (Scruff was the afternoon prime time air personality, Terry
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in Escondido and Poway.
As a former Foundation board member and chair, Moir rallied community support for the development of Palomar Medical Center Escondido, which was approved by voters in a 2004 bond measure. In the 1980s, he and his wife, Margaret, helped created Rx Pets, a pet therapy program now known as Palomar Paws that is a model for hospitals across the US. Carlsbad Murder/Suicide Victms Named
On February 13, 2021 at 6:09 PM, the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to the 500 block of Village Drive to conduct a welfare check at a residence. Officers had been informed that a subject inside the home had sent a message to a family member indicating that he had killed his ex-girlfriend and was going to kill himself.
Upon arriving, officers forced entry into the home and located two deceased individuals inside.The victim of the February 13 incident is identified as Mary Knott – 44years-old. The deceased suspect is Hilton Williams – 33-years-old. Both subjects were residing in Carlsbad at the time of this incident.
was kind of a 'camp follower' who liked to hang out with radio people . . . we started smoking dope . . . or at least they let me smoke with them. They had been smoking if for some time . . . I had only just started. Danuta, the blonde with only one name, who did "Sun Up San Diego" on TV and also did the news for the radio station . . . introduced me to grass. She had a beautiful condo in Coronado and drove a Porsche. We spent a lot of time at her condo. We were a couple for about six months. Probably the most diverse and fascinating woman I had ever known. She taught me a lot of things . . . one of which was the smoking of marijuana, which I had never done before. I was funny and made her laugh. But, people who are stoned tend to laugh pretty easily. I remember one day Scruff told me he had some coke and he and Terry and I would try it. I tried it . . . but it didn't do anything for me. Thank God whoever sold the coke to Scruff had 'stepped on it' (cut it with baby powder, etc.) so often that it wasn't very strong. Had it been medical grade cocaine I would likely have become addicted and God only knows where I would have wound up as a result.
I never tried coke again . . . but I smoked grass for, probably, about six-nine months. Several times I went on the air while stoned . . . no one ever knew the difference. One time I got off the air and asked Danuta how the traffic reports
Letters to the Editor
Even The Young Are Findng Us!
Hi, my name is Kimberly Hastings and I'm a 23 year old student at UCSD La Jolla campus.
To be honest -- and no offense -- I don't really know that much about your newspaper, except that I've learned through Virtual Social Chats that more and more fellow students are beginning to read The Paper! Several were talking excitedly about Reincarnation and a real-life historical figure here in California called America's Only Emperor! Both were cover stories in The Paper. Then I heard through Remote
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went. "Fine. You did well and . . ." and she looked in my eyes and said . . "oh, my God, you're stoned" And began laughing. But the audience never knew.
I have not smoked grass in, probably, 40 years. I left broadcasting in 1982 and ran "Lyle's at Dixon Lake" and "Lyle's at Moonlight Beach" for 27 and 17 years respectively. Don't regret having tried grass . . .but have no desire to try it again. I well remember how little ol' lyle davis, a regular guy, turned into a guy that women began to covet and chase and make suggestive offers to . . . I was still the same guy, but now I was on the radio. I was 'somebody.'"
So, I told Evelyn, that's how it happens. "Entertainers, broadcasters, athletes, they all meet and run with 'the beautiful people' and, suddenly, they're one of the 'beautiful people' . . . to maintain their image they agree to partake in alcoholic sprees . . . and to experiment with marijuana and cocaine. Some survive. Some don't. Alan Wiggins didn't. I did." And so, today, I'm, once again, plain old ordinary lyle . . . but if you're a beautiful woman and want to throw yourself at me . . . I'm very shy . . . a little backward about coming forward, and I’m way too old these days, . . . but I still would be flattered by the attention. But Evelyn’s my special lady.
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asked very often: What do Sam Lowe and baseball Hall of Famers Stan Musial, Red Schoendiest and Enos Slaughter all have in common? The answer: Each one was, at one time or another, a teammate of Joe Garagiola.
Naturally, there's an illogical explanation for the association but, in a sense, there's some truth involved. I shall attempt to explain.
Garagiola played major league baseball for nine years, most of the time with the St. Louis Cardinals, but also with the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Giants. (He once declared that because he played for so many teams, he was little more than “a model for different uniforms.” In 1946, his rookie year, he went 6for-19 in the World Series to help the Cardinals defeat the Boston Red Sox. Musial, Schoendienst and Slaughter were also members of that team.
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mere 18 runs.
When we came to bat in the bottom of the first, Garagiola was our leadoff hitter and he lofted a fly ball to left field, where former Cub Billy Williams graciously let it plop in front of him. So, we had a man on with nobody out. Although not enough to scare the Cubs, it might indicate a rally. But I followed wita six-hopper back to the pitcher that led to a double play. We never got another baserunner. Following the example they set in the first inning, the Cubs scored another 18 runs in both the second and third. At that point, everyone involved decided that sitting in a saloon would be a lot more fun than watching old guys run around the bases, so the game was called at the end of three. Garagiola was gracious in defeat. In his post-game analysis, he said we might have held the score down if we had forfeited the game rather than show up .
After retirement from baseball, Garagiola turned to radio and television. He was still announcing Arizona Diamondback games when I was called upon, as part of my duties as a columnist for The Phoenix Gazette, to leave my office and present my body to the public by participating in an athletic competition with the Phoenix Stars.
(The Stars were an assortment of media personalities who were skilled at using hair spray, posing, and inflating their own egos, but with extremely limited athletic abilities. So limited, in fact, that we never won a game during our sixyear existence. We got beat in tag football, basketball, softball, baseball, tiddly-winks, tricycle racing, tennis and dogie-dressing.) On this particular day, we were scheduled to play softball against a team composed of former Chicago Cubs. Due to our poor won-lost record (0-everything), we occasionally attempted to rectify the situation by bringing in a ringer. Garagiola was no longer a television star so he couldn't hurt his image by playing for us, so he agreed to join our team for this one game. It was a noble idea that had never worked before but, in this situation we figured his mere presence might inspire us to at last reach the pinnacle of victory. And so, we took the field as the home team.
The first five ex-Cubs hit home runs. The sixth batter only doubled, and we took that as an indication that they were weakening and we might have a chance.
Then the next four batters homered and we were behind 10-0 in the top of the first inning with nobody out. Mercifully, the game officials had installed a rule that declared a team could only bat around twice in one inning so we escaped by giving up a
A Minnesota Memory . . .
By Sandy DiCario
My home town is Wells, Minnesota, with a population of 2343 and wasfounded in 1869 by Colonel Clark W. Thompson.
Every year we would celebrate Colonel Days (named after the Colonel) during Aug 15-18 with free corn on the cob. I can remember mom taking several empty roasters and coming home with them, filled with corn! There is a very long parade with more tractors than you can count, and farmers showing off their newest equipment. There’s always a large display of fireworks, a Little Miss Colonel pageant and a vintage car show and I musn’t forget the tractor pull.
The author, Sam Lowe, is the newest writer in the new lineup of writers for The Paper. Expect more great stories from Sam!
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Stream; Feb. 27, Online This curated and interactive event on Saturday at 2pm will feature California artists who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces as well as presentations from art and music therapists working within the community. Focusing on healing through the arts, activities will include veteran cultural presenters, artist-led workshops, multi-disciplinary performances, and more all in support of promoting arts engagement and wellness resources available to veterans. This free event is presented by Oceanside Museum of Art in partnership with the Veterans Art Project.
Blood Drive in Partnership with San Diego Blood Bank; Mar. 2, Mission Square Shopping Center, 1062 Mission Avenue; Next Tuesday from 10 am to 3 pm, anyone 17 years old and older who weighs at least 114 pounds and is in good health may be eligible to
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The crops are corn and soy beans and a few fields of peas. We do have one potato farmer. I was home for Thanksgiving and needed potatoes. I drove to the potato farm. Not a person in sight. Just a note on the door reading 20 pounds of red potatoes for $4.00. Place your money in the coffee can. As a teenager I walked beans, row after row. All you needed was a hoe and a hat. If you see a weed you removed it. I was too short to work in the corn fields. Work ethics were taught at a young age.
The Southern Minnesota railroad was completed to Wells in 1870. I can remember as a child the train coming through town just as I was falling asleep. To this day if I hear a train whistle it brings a smile to my face. The train depot is now a museum but the trains still run every day.
who lived in the former hemp plant building. Once the war ended many of the workers stayed in Wells and surrounding towns and made a life for themselves and families. For that reason we have a large population of German families.
I was home last week because my daughter got married. Note: I am from Wells, my kids are from California. All four of them moved back to my hometown of Wells. Three of them live on the same street. The tornado whistle still blows on the first Wednesday of the month to make sure it still works. The town whistle still blows at 6:00 am, noon and 5:00 pm. I guess that’s so everyone knows what time to go for lunch and supper. One farmer had his Peterbuilt truck painted in the 9/11 pictures to show his support and Patriotism.
We can’t forget about the Minnesota Vikings (or maybe we can.) One home is painted in purple and gold. Small towns are great! People are wonderful! It’s all about family!
And that is why I’m still, at heart, just a small town girl. Sandra Dee Dicario
Well-known landmarks near Wells are the Rochester Mayo Clinic, the Spam Museum and the Jolly Green Giant. If you like to fish it is the Land of 10,000 lakes. There is a lake in every town whether big or small. One of the most unusual events in Minnesota took place from 19431946 and involved several thousand German prisoners of war. The POW’s were used to solve a serious labor problem since there was a lack of farm workers. Branch camp No 14 at Wells started in June 1945. The camp had about 250 Germans
Sandy DiCario, with granddaughter, Sunshine, above, is office manager at San Marcos Dental Center, San Marcos, CA.
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Carolyn shrugged. “In ten years you'll be too old to do all those things anyway.” •••• Working as a pediatric nurse, I had the difficult assignment of giving immunization shots to children. One day, I entered the examining room to give four-year-old Lizzie her injection. “No, no, no!” she screamed.
“Lizzie,” scolded her mother, "that's not polite behavior.”
With that, the girl yelled even louder, “No, thank you! No, thank you!" •••• On the way back from a Cub Scout meeting, my grandson innocently said to my son, “Dad, I know babies come from mommie's tummies, but how do they get there in the first place?”
After my son hemmed and hawed awhile, my grandson finally spoke up in disgust, “You don't have to make up something, Dad. It’s okay if you don’t know the answer.” •••• SOMETIMES I PRETEND TO BE NORMAL But it gets boring, so I go back to being me! •••• Louisiana State Police had received numerous reports of illegal cockfights being held in the area around Abbeville and had sent their famous Detective Boudreaux from Thibodeaux to investigate. Boudreaux promptly began his investigation and then reported to his Commander the next morning.
"Dey is tree main groups involve in dis rooster Fightin," he began. "Good work! Who are they?" the Commander asked. Boudreaux replied confidently, "De Texas Aggies, de local Cajuns, and de Mafia from N'awlins."
Puzzled, the Commander asked, "Now Boudreaux, how did you find all that out in one night?"
"Well," he replied, "I went down and done seen dat rooster fight in person. And I knowed immedjiately dat dem Aggies was involved when a duck was entered in the fight." The Commander nodded, "I'll buy that. But what about the others?"
Boudreaux nodded knowingly, "Well, I knowed de Cajuns was involved when sum body bet on de duck!" "Ah, I see, I see....." sighed the Commander. "And how did you figure the Mafia was involved?" "De duck won."
•••• A Man's Age as Determined by a Trip to Home Depot
You are in the middle of some kind of project around the house --. Mowing the lawn, putting in a new fence, painting the living room or whatever.
You are hot and sweaty, covered in dust, lawn clippings, dirt or paint. You have your old work clothes on. You know the outfit -- shorts with the hole in the crotch, old T-shirt with a stain from who-knows-what and an old pair of tennis shoes.
Right in the middle of this great home improvement project you realize you need to run to Home Depot to get something to help complete the job. Depending on your age you might do the following:
In your 20's: Stop what you are doing. Shave, take a shower, blow dry your hair, brush your teeth, floss and put on clean clothes. Check yourself in the mirror and flex. Add a dab of your favorite cologne because you never know, you just might meet some hot chick while standing in the checkout lane. And you went to school with the pretty girl running the register.
In your 30's: Stop what you are doing, put on clean shorts and shirt. Change shoes. You married the hot chick so no need for much else. Wash your hands and comb your hair. Check yourself in the mirror. Still got it. Add a shot of your favorite cologne to cover the smell. The cute girl running the register is the kid sister to someone you went to school with. In your 40's: Stop what you are doing. Put on a sweatshirt that is long enough to cover the hole in the crotch of your shorts. Put on different shoes and a hat. Wash your hands. Your bottle of Brute Cologne is almost empty so you don't want to waste any of it on a trip to Home Depot. Check yourself in the mirror and do more sucking in than flexing. The hot young thing running the register is your daughter's age and you feel weird thinking she is spicy.
In your 50's: Stop what you are doing. Put on a hat; wipe the dirt off your hands onto your shirt. Change shoes because you don't want to get dog crap in your new sports car. Check yourself in the mirror and you swear not to wear that shirt anymore because it makes you look fat. The Cutie running the register smiles when she sees you coming and you think you still have it. Then you remember the hat you have on is from Bubba's Bait & Beer Bar and it says, 'I Got Worms.' In your 60's: Stop what you are doing. No need for a hat anymore. Hose the dog crap off your shoes. The mirror
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February 25, 2021
Rebuilding Lake Wohlford Dam
Lake Wohlford Dam is an important water storage, flood control and recreational facility that has served Escondido for generations. Restoring storage capacity and making it earthquake-safe is critically important, which is why I introduced AB 692. The dam was originally constructed in 1895 to store water transported via a wooden flume from the San Luis Rey River to Escondido. One of the first rock-fill dams in California, Lake Wohlford Dam was 76 feet high and had a storage capacity of about 3500 acre-feet. But in 1916 the region was struck with one of our frequent droughts. San Diego hired a rain-maker named Charles Hatfield, who ultimately was blamed for creating a disastrous flood that killed dozens of people and caused several local dams to overflow, including Lake Wohlford. To avoid future floods, the dam was reinforced and its height was increased by 28 feet in 1924. But different materials were used, creating the problem we face today. The newer portion of the dam cannot withstand a major earthquake according to seismic tests conduct-
ed in 2007. The water level in Lake Wohlford has been reduced so that the older, earthquake-safe section of the dam is now holding back the lake, though with less storage capacity. The proposed fix involves building a new dam just west of the lake, and breaching the old dam to allow the lake to regain its 6,500 acre-feet storage capacity. All this is very costly. Proposition 1E, the Disaster and Flood Prevention Bond Act of 2006, authorized bonds to finance disaster preparedness and flood prevention projects. Unfortunately, legal deadlines for funding passed and a legislative fix became necessary.
That’s where AB 692 comes in. The bill extends those deadlines to June 30, 2028. Restoring Lake Wohlford Dam is essential for our region, and AB 692 will help make that happen. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.
5th District Supervisor
Back to Purple
We are back to the purple tier in the County of San Diego, in fact we’ve been in purple ever since Governor Newsom rescinded the stay-at home order in California. As you probably know by now, by being in the purple tier this allows some businesses to open, including outdoor dining, hair salons and other services. However, many businesses remain closed, or limited by outdoor operations. So, how do we get to the next tier? I’ve always argued this color-coded system is flawed, especially for a County the size of San Diego. For San Diego County to proceed into the red tier, we would need less than seven people testing positive per 100,000 people. To put that in perspective, if you took two Petco Park’s you would need to have less than seven people testing positive in the entire stadium. Even if we were to get under that threshold, it would only allow restaurants to operate at 25% indoor capacity and gyms to operate at 10%. In order to get into the orange tier, we would need less than four people testing positive per 100,000. The final tier of the color-coded system is yellow, which requires
less than one person testing positive per 100,000. That would only allow indoor dining at 50% capacity and I think, given the current system, is unachievable. I believe Governor Newsom needs to change the tiered system to allow more businesses to reopen. The current structure has always been flawed, yet once again we are back in a purple haze.
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was shattered when you were in your 50's. You hope you have underwear on so nothing hangs out the hole in your pants. The girl running the register may be cute, but you don't have your glasses on so you are not sure.
In your 70's: Stop what you are doing. Wait to go to Home Depot until the drug store has your prescriptions ready, too. Don't even notice the dog crap on your shoes. The young thing at the register stares at you and you realize your balls are hanging out the hole in your crotch. In your 80's: Stop what you are doing. Start again. Then stop again. Now you remember you need to go to Home Depot. Go to Wal-Mart instead and wander around trying to think what it is you are looking for. Fart out loud and you think someone called out your name. You went to school with the old lady who greeted you at the front door. In your 90's & beyond: What's a home deep hoe? Something for my garden? Where am I? Who am I? Why am I reading this? Did I send it? Did you? Who farted? •••• BRITISH HUMOR IS DIFFERENT These are classified ads which were actually placed in U.K. Newspapers: FREE PUPPIES 1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbor's dog.
FREE PUPPIES. Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd. Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound.. _ COWS, CALVES: NEVER BRED. Also 1 gay bull for sale. JOINING NUDIST COLONY! Must sell washer and dryer £100.
WEDDING DRESS FOR SALE . Worn once by mistake. Call Stephanie. And the WINNER is...
FOR SALE BY OWNER. Complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica, 45 volumes. Excellent condition, £200 or best offer. No longer needed, got married, wife knows everything.
(Statement of the Century) •••• Due to current economic conditions the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off. •••• Home Depot JOB APPLICATION This is an actual job application that a 75-year-old pensioner submitted to Home Depot. They hired
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him because he was so funny....
NAME: Kenneth Way SEX: Not lately, but 1 am looking for the right woman (or at least one who will cooperate)
DESIRED POSITON: Company's Chief Executive or Managing Director. But seriously, whatever's available. If I was in a position to be picky, I wouldn't be applying in the first place - would I? DESIRED SALARY: £150,000 a year plus share options and a Congressional type retirement package. If that's not possible, make an offer and we can haggle. EDUCATION: Yes.
LAST POSITON HELD: Target for middle management hostility. PREVIOUS SALARY: A lot less than I’m worth.
MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: My incredible collection of stolen pens and post-it notes. REASON FOR LEAVING: It was a crap job.
HOURS AVAILABLE TO WORK: Any.
PREFFERED HOURS: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?: Yes, but they're better suited to a more intimate environment. MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER?: If I had one, would I be here'?
DO YOU HAVE ANY PHYSICAL CONDITONS THAT WOULD PROHIBIT YOU FROM LIFTING UP TO 50 lbs.? Of what? DO YOU HAVE A CAR? I think the more appropriate question here would be “Do you have a car that runs?"
HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITON?: I may already be a winner of the Reader's Digest Timeshare Free Holiday Offer, so they tell me. DO YOU SMOKE?: On the job - no! On my breaks yes!
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?: Living in the Bahamas with a fabulously wealthy Swedish supermodel with big tits and who thinks I'm
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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
Were They Really The ‘Good ‘Ol Days?’
In today’s fast-paced life, we older folk often long for the way things used to be. It was a slower paced time when we were growing up. Well, maybe.
There’s no question that back in the forties, fifties and sixties life was more predictable. As a youngster, the only real worry I had was “the bomb” and “polio.” Other than that, life was pretty idyllic.
Consider this: in my part of the world (southern Iowa) TV was something you read about in the newspapers. We didn’t get a set until 1953, and then the only reliable output was a snowy screen. The nearest station was in Ames some 130 miles away. VHF signals (channels 2-13) were only reliable up to (maybe) 100 miles. Des Moines, the capital city didn’t have a station until 1956.
For us kids, radio and the movie theater were the only sources of entertainment. The movies were not “first-run” and radio had some really great programs to get your mind working. Kids listened to early morning news for school closures due to snow storms. We stayed glued to the radio before trudging off to school, hoping for a day of freedom from classroom drudgery. When you compare all of today’s technical and informational things against what little we had back when I was growing up, we’ve got it pretty good today. Back then, telephone party lines were commonplace, plenty of coal and coal oil for heating, but no air conditioning in the summer, and some of us had the luxury of an indoor toilet. For cars, new tires were relatively expensive, although “re-treads” on used tires were available for about half the price of a new one. You had to watch where you drove because pot holes and the like could cause breaks in the tires. The new “tubeless” tires were especially prone to breaking. Inner-tube tires were pretty common up through the fifties and into the sixties. In high school I had a job at a Conoco service station. Believe me when I say breaking a tire down off of a wheel was no easy feat. Speaking of service, when a customer came in for gas, we had to wash his or her windshield, check the oil and tire pressure and, in the particular station where I worked, whisk-broom the floor mats. A lot of work for a few gallons of gasoline at .29 cents per, but the station
owner didn’t care because I was working for him at .50 cents an hour while he stood by and smiled.
Long Before TV, after school and Saturday morning radio programming was for us kids. We rushed home from school to hear the latest adventures of “Straight Arrow,” “The Lone Ranger,” “Sergeant Preston of the Yukon,” “Sky King,” and others. They were 15-minute serialized programs and every bit as exciting as those “soap operas” Mom had been listening just a couple of hours earlier. Some of these classics made the transition over to Saturday morning to join Roy, Gene, Hoppy, and Tex for expanded 30-minute segments. We were given special privileges if we became club members. We got secret decoder rings, but we had to eat two boxes of breakfast food and send the box tops along with a dime in to complete the transaction. The wait seemed like forever to arrive in the mail. A number of those after-school radio programs such as “Sergeant Preston,’ “The Lone Ranger,” and “Sky King,” made it to Saturday mornings with expanded 30 minutes presentations.
More sophisticated programming such as “Dragnet,” “Johnny Dollar,” “Lux Playhouse,” “Sam Spade,” “The Whistler,” “Interactome,” “Bob Hope’s show,“Fibber McGee,” “Jack Benny,” and Groucho Marx’ “You Bet Your Life,” were top listening fare. We shared the night with Mom and Dad after news commentary by H.V. Kaltenborn.
Our youthful appetites for cowboy “shoot ‘em up” westerns on TV were somewhat satisfied with old (and, I mean really old) films from the ‘thirties starring the likes of Hoot Gibson, Buck Jones, Harry Carey, Tom Mix, and early John Wayne as “Singing Sandy” or one of the “Three Musquiteers.” “Red Ryder” and the “Durango Kid” came to the Friday and Saturday night at the Lyric Theater. “Red” was played by “Wild Bill” Elliott. The “Durango Kid,” Charles Starrett always seemed to have his great white stallion close by in a cave for quick retrieval to chase the bad guys. Alan “Rocky” Lane, and later Jim Bannon spoiled the “Red Ryder” image some time later by replacing Elliott.
On a local note, in the nineties when he lived in Carlsbad, I got to know Dick Simmons, who played Sergeant Preston on TV after a long career in movies. Sadly, he died Jan. 11, 2003, of Alzheimer's disease in an Oceanside residential home at age 89. I guess we could say the “good ‘ol days” really were good to us. Today’s youth, however, would be bored out of their minds.
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Learning Classes and the Campus Grapevine Chatrooms that our history professor also loved the Emperor Norton story and even squirreled away several hardcopies. (Shhh, you didn't hear that from me -- HaHa)
Also, yesterday, when several of my friends got together for outdoor dining, some had rolled-up copies of The Paper with them. This time it was on "Out of Body Experiences!" They gave me an extra copy which I read that night with great curiosity. Now I know why more and more students (and just members of my younger generation) are 'discovering' The Paper! All these cover stories that I mentioned were written by your writer, Friedrich Gomez. I went online and read more of his past stories! Now I completely understand why my friends look for his name first before picking up a copy of The Paper! So funny, but true! I love school. I love learning. I love my Mom and Dad. I love my California culture, and close friends. And I love surfing -- when the sets (waves) are up and I'm the only one out there catching 'em. And now, I love the writing of Friedrich Gomez. I want the publisher, owner, and editor of The Paper, Mr. Lyle E. Davis to know that my generation appreciates his weekly newspaper. Mr. Davis, you make our lives so much better! Please express our thoughts and
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Kate Linggi of OLP to Move On To CA Poetry Out Loud State Finals! - Academy of Our Lady of Peace student named County Champion, and will continue to the virtual statewide competition on March 11 and 12. Kate Linggi, a Senior at Academy of Our Lady of Peace in San Diego, took first place in the 2021 countywide Virtual Poetry Out Loud competition on February 10th.
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love to Friedrich Gomez and please make sure he reads this. This is my very first fan letter! I have a feeling it won't be my last! You're wonderful, Mr. Davis. You truly are!
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Get Over" by Dick Allen and "Envy" by Mary Lamb. Write Out Loud, a National Poetry Recitation Competition for High School Students, is an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience coordinates the national program locally. Write Out Loud Artistic Director, Veronica Murphy, shared "Continuing to oversee Poetry Out Loud during the pandemic has been a challenge that we knew was vital to overcome. San Diego County students were definitely engaged with the virtual nature of the competition this year and we saw some fantastic recitations. Kate Linggi gave an exceptionally intelligent and nuanced performance - and will be a wonderful representative of San Diego at the State Finals."
Kate Linggi will continue to the Virtual California State Finals on March 11-12. The winner at the state level will move on to represent the Golden State in the national finals in Washington, DC. A Kate Linggi, a Senior at Academy of Our total of $50,000 in awards and Lady of Peace in San Diego, took first school/organizational stipends place in the 2021 countywide Virtual will be given at the National Poetry Out Loud competition on February Finals, including a $20,000 award for the National 10th. Champion, $10,000 for 2nd Linggi will represent San Diego at place, $5,000 for 3rd place, and the upcoming virtual State Finals. $1,000 for 4th-12th places. Sarah Datta of Canyon Crest Academy placed Second at the Social Butterfly event. At the County competition, Cont. on Page 10 Linggi recited "What You Have To
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Did you know that the world’s second most popular sport, next to soccer, can sometimes take days to complete a match? You may know that I am referring to cricket. Although the sport is not popular in North America, it is in most other parts of the world. But how did it all come about?
To be accurate, the origins of cricket are not known, although there is a reference of a similar game being played in Kent, England in the days of King Edward I around 1300. Around 1550 in Guildford, England, a game was played similar to cricket using a bat and ball.
However, the first recorded cricket match took place in Kent, southeast of London, in 1646, and grew wildly popular in England during the 1700s. William Goldwyn published the first description of the game in 1706, and the first “laws of cricket” were set forth in 1744. The world’s first cricket club was formed in the 1760s in Hambledon, England, and the game as it is known today started to take shape in the 1770s. Nobles saw their servants and tenants playing the game, and realized that it was such an entertaining sport that they wanted to play it as well. In addition, the game lent itself to betting. Members of the royalty formed their own teams, and stakes on the matches were exceedingly high. Gradually, the center of the cricket universe became London. A leading London club was the White Conduit in Islington, and was led by George Finch.
regarding covered wickets, the weight of the balls, and protective clothing, among others, but in general, the game has stayed the same. England has always been a powerhouse, naturally, but so has other countries in which the English monarchy has ruled, such as the West Indies and India. All this time, most people in the United States in particular have only a vague idea on how the game is played.
cracks and chips in bats, and it is unclear how much usage the bats had. However, the group of six cricket bats were auctioned for $200. As they were all vintage, most likely the high bidder may very well thought of displaying them rather than actually using them. However, it is somewhat unusual to be the high bidder on a group of six bats. But since cricket items are rarely auctioned, and since cricket items are not typically sold in a United States sporting goods store, it may be that the bidder figured that this was the perfect opportunity to acquire some cricket equipment that could not be obtained easily by some other means. However, now the person had six items when most likely he redly only wanted one or maybe two.
Despite the obscurity from many sports fans across the world, there are collectibles that have sold at auction. For example, cricket shin guards have periodically been auctioned. In a 2008 Heritage auction, a vintage pair of shin guards, each about 22 inches high, which were used as protection, were auctioned. Surprisingly, there were only few bids on the item. The shin guards were auctioned for nearly $360.
A controversy has always centered on the delivery of the ball. By the 1860s some bowlers had experimented with the overarm delivery, although it had been originally outlawed. The underarm and roundarm styles were still practiced in the 1800s, but by World War I, both styles disappeared. By 1878, Australia had fielded an entirely overarm attack, and the rest of world followed suit. Cricket has generally remained the same during the part roughly 150 years. Changes have been made
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However, it is possible that when cricket becomes more popular in the United States, and elsewhere, that those six vintage items might indeed become valuable treasures.
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DO YOU CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE IS TRUE AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE?: Oh yes. absolutely. •••• What do you call the person who finishes last in their class at Medical School? Doctor!
What do you call the person who finishes last in their class at Law School? Senator! •••• Subject: Discovering when you are, officially, "mature"
Now that I'm "older", here's what I've discovered: •••• 1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it. 2. My wild oats have turned into prunes and All Bran. 3. I finally got my head together; now my body is falling apart. 4. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded. 4. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded. 5. All reports are in; life is now officially unfair. 6. If all is not lost, where is it? 7. It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser. 8. Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant. 9. I wish the buck stopped here; I sure could use a few. 10. Kids in the back seat cause accidents. 11. Accidents in the back seat cause kids. 12. It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere. 13. The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you're in the bathroom. 14. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees. 15. When I'm finally holding all the cards, why does everyone decide to play chess? 16. It's not hard to meet expenses ... they're everywhere. 17. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth. 18. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something and then wonder what I'm here after. 19. I AM UNABLE TO REMEMBER IF I HAVE MAILED THIS TO YOU OR NOT!!! 20. Funny, I don't remember being ... absent-minded. •••• -Everything hurts and what doesn't hurt, doesn't work. -The gleam in your eye is from the
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sun hitting your bifocals.
-You feel like the morning after, and you haven't been out the night before. -Your little black book contains only names ending in M.D. -You get winded by playing chess.
-Your children begin to look middle aged. -The best part of the day is over when your alarm goes off.
-A dripping faucet causes an uncontrollable bladder urge.
-You know all the answers, but nobody asks you the questions. -You look forward to a dull evening. -You don't care where your spouse goes - just so you don't have to go along.
-You walk with your head held high trying to get used to your bifocals. -You turn out the light for economic rather than romantic reasons. -You sit in a rocking chair and can't get it going.
-You regret all those mistakes resisting temptations. -Dialing long distance wears you out. -You just can't stand people who are intolerant.
-Your back goes out more than you do.
-A fortune teller offers to read your face. -The little gray haired person you help across the street is your spouse.
-You have too much room in your house and not enough in the medicine cabinet.
-You're startled the first time you are addressed as "old timer". -After painting the town red, you have to take a long rest before applying the second coat. -You sink your teeth into a steak and they stay there.
Did you hear about the Polish girl who stood in front of the mirror with her eyes closed? She wanted to see how she looked when she was asleep.
Then there was the Polish girl who thought kites were made out of fly paper.
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Panache 2021 Online Art Auction - The Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery will be holding the Panache Art Auction from March 13 through March 27. You, your family and friends are invited to celebrate local art and artists and raise funds for the Escondido A r t s Partnership. Panache 2021 is an on-line auction with artworks by some of San Diego's most impressive artists and with prices that are realizable for any collector. Also at auction is a generous donation from the Niki Charitable Art Foundation, the crown of this event, a signed Niki de Saint Phalle lithograph.
Auction begins March 13, 9am and ends March 27 at 9pm. The bid items will be available to view starting Saturday March 13 online at www. escondidoarts.org and in the Municipal Gallery. "Gotta Have It!" bids will be honored at both the gallery or in the virtual auction.
On behalf of the EAP's board of directors and staff, the EAP members and the artists, thank you all for your contributions to the arts. We are exceedingly grateful for your generosity, your trust, and most importantly, your commitment to our mission in providing a space for the local arts community to thrive and prosper. The Gallery is located at 262 East Grand Avenue, Escondido; 760.480.4101; firstname.lastname@example.org; or www.escondidoarts.org. Gallery hours are Tues 11am-6pm; Thurs to Sat 11am-4pm.
Winnie is a cute fellow and would prefer to be the only guinea pig in your life! He just wants to make sure he gets all the love and attention from his new family. Winnie is 2 years old and enjoys eating veggies and being petted slowly, but is not comfortable being picked up or handled often. Winnie will eagerly come to the cage door and stand on his hind paws to be handed fruit or veggies and get head pets. He eats some bell pepper, an orange wedge and some greens daily. Make an appointment today to speak with an adoption counselor at our Escondido Campus at sdhumane.org/adopt! Winnie is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3500 Burnet Drive. To learn more about making him part of your family, please make an appointment online at sdhumane.org/adopt or call 619-2997012.
Hurry, Please; More Supporters Needed to Reach Our Goal! - The San Diego Humane Society is looking for a few more supporters to reach the goal of 275 New Monthly Donors. They need new animal lovers to join the Constant Companion monthly giving program to help animals year-round in the community. But we still need you, friend! By signing up for a
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Chalupa is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 3-1/2 year old, 15 pound, female, Chihuahua / Dachshund mix (she’s a Chi-Weenie).
Chalupa was living on the street in Imperial Valley with her five puppies. She was taken to a shelter before being transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the FOCAS (Friends of County Animal Shelters) program. She’s shy, but ready to begin her new life now that here babies have been adopted. She needs a quiet home. The $145 adoption fee for Chalupa includes medical exam, spay, up to date vaccinations, registered microchip, and a one-year license if her new home is in the jurisdiction of San Diego Humane Society’s Department of Animal Services. Log on to www.SDpets.org.
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A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones
Social distance and explore San Marcos this Spring
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As we continue to stay home due to COVID-19, outdoor recreation activities are extremely nourishing to our minds and bodies. Please adhere to CDC guidelines while you’re out exploring. Stay at least 6 feet from other people who are not from your household and wear a face mask. We can all benefit from wide-open spaces and fresh air, but we must continue to protect ourselves and others while outside of our homes. Take advantage of living in what we endearingly call “San Parkos” and explore all of your options at www.san-marcos.net/play!
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Possible Roaring ‘20s Post-Pa ndemic Forecasters in San Diego County are hopeful and preparing for what could be a second “Roaring ‘20s” after the pandemic has eased. The current global healthcare crisis has been likened to the deadly 1918 influenza epidemic, which was followed by a big uptick in sociability and commerce, as people flocked to local gatherings, parties and concerts and the like. Many of today’s global economists are predicting that humans are yearning for socialization and this will create a similar economic rebound. Despite current financial hardship for many residents, a recent UCLA Anderson forecast predicts mass vaccinations and a release of pent up demand will lead to a boom in economic activity - beginning in the second quarter of 2021 and into 2022. Learn how the City is preparing for a bright economic future at CityofVista.com.
Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,
As you might imagine, there are different groups and individuals who like to talk to me about various issues involving the city. You might think that to talk with them is just something I have to do as the mayor. But the opposite is the truth. I enjoy, even if it is not something I want to hear or an issue I think is misrepresented, talking with folks about the future of our community. One learns a lot, and as importantly, one is shown a side of the issue one might not happen to see. When you are trying to make decisions that are not partisan, but rather in the best interest of the common good and the community, this type of dialogue is essential. I have to admit, I sometimes think at the national level we have stopped listening to each other, and if that is really the case then it’s sad and may cause us to go in the wrong direction. But I can’t affect the national scene, all I can do is try to impact it at the local level. So, I’ll close with the invitation, once again, to send me your thoughts and engage me in dialogue. It’s very much appreciated and important. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac
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the popular choice. There are 80 million PC workstations in the USA. A PC workstation today should have Windows10, 4 to 8GB RAM and a CPU score of at least 1000 on Passmark Benchmarks. Nearly all PCs manufactured in the past ten years meet or exceed those requirements.
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Last week we began a two part discussion of how the four different PC “form factors” relate to different lifestyles and user patterns. The basic PC “form Factors” are Desktop/Tower, Notebook, AIO (all-in one), and Micro. The two we discussed last week were the AIO and the micro, so today we will cover desktop/tower and notebook PCs. Wherever permanent workstations are required at home, business, government or education, large screens and computing power make Windows PC workstations
WELCOME TO TOMORROW!
1- The basic auto repair shops will disappear. Read on to know why.
2- A petrol/diesel engine has 20,000 individual parts. An electrical motor has 20. Electric cars are sold with lifetime guarantees and are repaired only by dealers. It takes only 10 minutes to remove and replace an electric motor. 3- Faulty electric motors are not repaired in the dealership but are sent to a regional repair shop that repairs them with robots.
4- Your electric motor malfunction light goes on, so you drive up to what looks like a car wash, and your car is towed through while you have a cup of coffee and out comes your car with a new electric motor! away.
5- Petrol pumps will go
6- Street corners will have meters that dispense electricity. Companies will install electrical recharging stations; in fact, they’ve already started in the developed world.
Older Desktop and notebook PCs maintain functional relevance today and for the forseeable future for three reasons. First, Internet based applications have come to dominate usage patterns and older PCs easily handle the fastest Internet speeds. Second, common off-line applications like QuickBooks, Word, Excel and Photoshop are easily handled in real time by older PCs. Third, PCs have become “immortal,” in that they simply don’t wear out. With an inexpensive, lightning fast SSD (solid state drive) replacing the old HDD, the older PC has virtually no moving parts to wear.
use all the speed and power technology can provide. For these we design and build flexible $600 to $4000 AMD Ryzen workstations.
There are around 240 Million notebook PCs in the USA. Notebook (laptop) PCs have the advantage of being self contained and mobile but can also be used as comfortable permanent workstations when coupled with a monitor, mouse and keyboard. For business and student users, notebooks permit work, study and communication from virtually anywhere. Mobile PCs (notebooks) allow home users to stay connected on trips or when in the hospital or convalescing. Notebook PCs contain all the features found on full size desktop PCs and their speed and power match up for all but the highest “power user” applications. Ranging in size from 10 to
17 inch (screen) and weight from 2 to 8 lbs, notebook PCs are suited for all but the most demanding applications.
While notebook PCs are highly versatile, we advise against purchasing “new” low end (under $800) Dell or HP “retail” notebook PCs. They’re made with cheap components, cases and hinges that simply don’t stand up to the wear and tear of normal use. Consider instead buying a new or refurbished “enterprise” (professional) model for better quality and reliability.
That wraps up our discussion on the four main PC form factors. If you are thinking about replacing or adding any style PC stop in and talk to us first. As our old friend Cactus Jack used to say “If we ain’t got it, you sure as hell don’t need it.”
The fact that older PCs can operate as quickly and efficiently as new ones make upgrading an older PC or buying a refurbished PC a smart alternative to buying a new one. At about half the price, “refurbs” are better in quality, reliability and often performance than new “retail” PCs. There are exceptions. Ten percent of business and home users are “Power Users.” They’re gamers, day traders, crypto-currency traders, designers, modelers, and video/sound editors and they can
7- Smart major auto manufacturers have already designated money to start building new plants that build only electric cars.
8-Coal industries will go away. Gasoline/oil companies will go away. Drilling for oil will stop. So say goodbye to OPEC! The middle-east is in trouble.
9- Homes will produce and store more electrical energy during the day then they can use and will sell it back to the grid. The grid stores it and dispense it to industries that are high electricity users. Has anybody seen the Tesla roof? 10- A baby of today will see personal cars only in museums. The FUTURE is approaching faster than most of us can handle. 11- In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they bankrupt. Who would have thought of that ever happening?
12- What happened to Kodak and Polaroid will happen in a lot of industries in the next 5-10 years ... and most people don't see it coming.
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13- Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later, you would never take pictures on film again? With today’s smartphones, who even has a camera these days?
14- Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels but followed Moore's law. So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a time, before it became way superior and became mainstream in only a few short years. 15- It will now happen again (but much faster) with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture, and jobs. 16- Forget the book, “Future Shock”, welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution.
17- Software has disrupted and will continue to disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years. 18- UBER is just a software tool, they don't own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world! Ask any taxi driver if they saw that coming.
19- Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don't own any properties. Ask Hilton Hotels if they saw that coming. 20- Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.
21- In the USA, young lawyers already don't get jobs. Because of IBM, you can get legal advice (so far for right now, the basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans. So, if you study law, stop immediately. There will be 90% fewer lawyers in the future, (what a thought!) only omniscient specialists will remain. 22- Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, it’s 4 times more accurate than human nursesl 23- Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans. In 2030, computers will
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become more humans.
24- Autonomous cars: In 2018 the first self-driving cars were already here. In the next 2 years, the entire industry will start to be disrupted. You won’t want to own a car anymore as you will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination. 25- You will not need to park it, you will pay only for the driven distance and you can be productive while driving. The very young children of today will never get a driver's license and will never own a car. 26- This will change our cities because we will need 9095% fewer cars. We can transform former parking spaces into green parks.
27- About 1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide including distracted or drunk driving. We now have one accident every 60,000 miles; with autonomous driving that will drop to 1 accident in 6 million miles. That will save a million lives plus worldwide each year.
28- Most traditional car companies will doubtless become bankrupt. They will try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels. 29- Look at what Volvo is doing right now; no more internal combustion engines in their vehicles as of the 2019 models, using all-electric or hybrid only, with the intent of phasing out hybrid models. 30- Many engineers from Volkswagen and Audi are completely terrified of Tesla and they should be. Look at all the companies offering all-electric vehicles. That was unheard of, only a few years ago.
31- Insurance companies will have massive trouble because, without accidents, the costs will become cheaper. Their car insurance business model will disappear.
32- Real estate will change Because if you can work while you commute, people will abandon their towers to move far
away to more beautiful affordable locations. 33- Electric cars will become mainstream about 2030. Cities will be less noisy because all new cars will run on electricity.
34- Cities will have much cleaner air as well.
35- Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean. 36- Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can now see the burgeoning impact. And it’s just getting ramped up.
37- Fossil energy companies are desperately trying to limit access to the grid to prevent competition from home solar installations, but that simply cannot continue - technology will take care of that strategy. 38- Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this year. There are companies who will build a medical device (called the "Tricorder" from Star Trek) that works with your phone, which takes your retina scan, your blood sample, and you breathe into it. It then analyses 54 bio-markers that will identify nearly any Disease. There are dozens of phone apps out there right now for health.
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The grass hadn't been cut for weeks, but that didn't seem to bother the fifteen or twenty people wandering the grounds of the old house. A weathered sign lying among the weeds said it had once been part of Daylily Farm. There were still a few daylilies lining the twisting driveway, but nothing was left of the farm itself except for the large hill surrounding the house. I was there among the curious that spring day because of an ad I’d seen in the newspaper. I had come for the auction.
I parked at the Sears Warehouse across the street and climbed the steep driveway that had been hacked out of the side of the hill when Shady Grove Road was widened. At the top, sitting grandly in the shade of a dozen ancient oaks, was the house. Four sets of double doors opened onto a porch that spanned the front of the ground floor. Four dormers peeked from the slate roof on the third floor, and in between, another long porch on the second floor spoke of genteel early morning breakfasts, wicker chairs, and summer lemonade.
Ivy climbed the back walls of the main building and a screened breezeway connected the house to the six-car garage and the living quarters above it. It was easy to imagine a time before automobiles,
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could be removed, on a hook hidden behind the door hung a yellow flowered apron. Like someone devastated by a tornado or flood who clutches the single photograph or child's toy to help them remember better days and happier times, it was as if the house was holding tight to that apron -- a reminder of when the kitchen was filled with the aroma of baking on a snowy day and children played in the warmth that was home. As I left, I gently pushed the door back to where it had been, leaving the apron hanging snug against the wall. The big white house never did sell, although it remained standing for much longer than two weeks. Word was that vandals were chased out from time to time. Graffiti marked the walls.
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From the hill I could see for miles, although the view of what had probably been fields of corn and pasture when the house was built was now filled with highways, businesses and congestion. The auctioneer raised his bullhorn, breaking the stillness. "All bids are for the structure only. Dismantle it or bulldoze it into the cellar, I don't care, but in two weeks, it must be gone, down to ground level. The land belongs to the highway department."
With that, he began chanting, his singsong voice rising and falling in the breeze that ruffled the leaves overhead. I looked down at my shoes, damp from the long grass, wanting to be sure he didn't mistake any movement of mine for a bid. Everyone clustered around him just stood there, too. Nobody moved. Nobody bid.
Finally, the auctioneer dropped his bullhorn to his side. "Is anybody interested in this house? Are we going to have a sale today?" I lowered my eyes to the grass again. "What about for a dollar? Surely there's more to be salvaged from this building than that. It has a slate roof. Look at the copper gutters. Now, come on, people. What am I bid?"
Again there was no response. Had everyone come out of curiosity the way I had? Or was removing such an immense building more than anyone wanted to tackle? The auctioneer waited in silence, then sighed. He handed out his business cards and headed down the driveway. The small crowd dispersed.
I walked across the porch and into what had been the large living room. Dirt crunched under my feet, echoing on the wooden floors. The walls in the room had been stripped down to the lath where paneling had once been nailed. The unfinished bricks of the fireplace were laid bare -- whatever had covered them had been pulled away and removed. An oak banister and stairway still curved past the arched window, but in the kitchen, the stove was missing. A musty smell rose from the darkened cellar steps. I looked around at what was left of the house. The once-grand old lady was now tired and desolate. Her innermost being had been exposed and people were eyeing her aging parts rather than seeing the noble whole she once had been.
On my way out of the kitchen, something caught my eye. Although the entire house had been stripped of everything that
Then one night, as I was driving home well after midnight, I saw orange flames leaping high into the darkened sky above the hill. I stopped among the fire trucks and hiked up the driveway. The house was burning -- too far gone to save. Firemen stood guard, keeping the fire contained. I watched as the sparking walls fell inward, one at a time. And I was glad. I didn't like the idea of the house decaying and rotting from the inside, one piece at a time, as if attacked by a human cancer. Instead it went out in a blaze of glory befitting its earlier life. There's no way to know now where the grand white house used to stand. The hill was leveled, the giant oaks cut down, and a 6-lane highway built where it once stood. People needed to get to the new Metro station, and they needed the services of the mail processing facility that was built down the street.
Daylily Farm? Most people have never heard of it. But when I look across Shady Grove Road from the Sears warehouse, I can still see the elegant white house sitting on the top of the hill, overlooking its fields and meadows. The grass is cut regularly, and the daylilies still bloom. The author, right Michele Ivy Davis
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2021-00006446-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Kristini Lynn Moorhead filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Kristin Lynn Moorhead to Proposed name Kristin Lynn Graham. 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: 4/6/21 8:30a.m., Department 25. 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 May 3, 2019 NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON ABOVE DATE: SEE ATTACHMENT BELOW. /s/ PAMELA M. PARKER, Judge of the Superior Court 2/25, 3/04, 3/11 & 3/18/21
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Due to the COV ID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, rendering presence in, or access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pusuant to the emergency orders of the Chief Justice of the State of California and General Orders of the Presiding Department of the San Diego Superior Court, the following Order is made: NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-120).
If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-100) will be granted without a hearing. One certified copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner.
If all the rquirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions.
If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions.
A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holidays) BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED. Do not come to court on the specified date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing date.
Any Petition for the name change of a minor that is signed by only one parent must have this attachment served along with the Petition and Order to Show Cause, on the other nonsigning parent, and proof of service must be filed with the court.
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF THOMAS P. MILLER, JR. Case No. 37-2020-00036477 PRLA-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Thomas Phillip Miller Jr. A petition for probate has been filed by Tracey Perrault in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union St., San Diego, Ca., 92101, - Probate Division. The Petition for Probate requests that Tracey Perrault , 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 any codicils are available for examinatin in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 03/24/2021 Time: 1:30 p.m. . Dept: 502 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. Petitioner: 6805 Adolphia Drive, Carlsbad, CA. 92011 Telephone: 619-920-1486 2/25, 3/04 & 3/11/2021
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NOTICE OF INTENDED DECISION (Administrative)
The Planning Division Manager of the City of San Marcos has considered the proposed project and does intend to APPROVE the Director’s Permit DP20-0014 on March 8, 2021. Project No.: DP20-0014 Applicant: 338 Via Vera Cruz, LLC Request: A Director’s Permit to allow for medical office uses within an existing 26,621 square-foot office building in the Light Industrial (L-I) Zone. E n v i r o n m e n t a l Determination: In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City of San Marcos did find the project categorically exempt (EX20086) pursuant to Section 15301 Class 1(a) of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), in that this is an existing facility with no expansion. Location of Property: 338 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, California, 92078, more particularly described as: Parcel B of Parcel Map No. 10751, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, State of California, on December 2, 1980. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 219-200-42-00 Further information about this notice can be obtained from Norm Pedersen, Associate Planner, by calling 760-7441050 extension 3236, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Notice: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Manager to the Planning Commission provided the appeal fee is paid ($20 for residents; $1,155 for non-residents) and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the decision (due no later than 5:30 PM on March 18, 2021. The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City’s Planning Commission will then consider the filed appeal/s at a later public hearing. The Planning Division can be contacted at 760-744-1050, extension 3233 or Gjackson@san-marcos.net. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, or call 760-7441050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 02/25/21.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9002433 The name of the business: The Center Vietnamese Emmanuel Church, located at 1305 Deodar Rd., Escondido, CA. 92026. Registrant Information: San Diego Christian Center International Inc. 1305 Deodar Rd. Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 1/26/2021 /s/ Michael Mieritz, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/10/2021 2/25, 3/04, 3/11 and 3/18/2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9002130 The name of the business: Tutu School Carlsbad, located at 6994 El Camino Real #107, Carlsbad, Ca. 92009. Registrant Information: Princess Ballet LLC 527 W. Arrow Hwy San Dimas, Ca. 91773 This business is conducted by a Limied Liability Company. First day of business 8/01/18 /s/ Charlene Rawson, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/05/2021 2/25, 3/04, 3/11 and 3/18/2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9002241 The name of the business: Random World Books, located at 464 Taylor Drive, Oceanside, CA. 92056. Registrant Information: Richard Dean Agler 464 Taylor Drive Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Richard Dean Agler. Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/08/2021 2/25, 3/04, 3/11 and 3/18/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9000837 The name of the business: Leinig, Incorporated, located at 770 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA. 92069. Registrant Information: Leinig, Incorporated 770 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 1/01/1981. /s/ Walter Giniel, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/26/2021 2/25, 3/04, 3/11 and 3/18/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9002394 The name of the business: Butterfly Soul Co;, located a 100 Main St., Sapt 225, Vista, CA. 92084. Registrant Information: Essence Alexis Seufert 100 Main St., Apt 225 Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 1/21/2021. /s/ Essence Alexis Seufert Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/10/2021 2/18, 2/25, 3/04 and 3/11/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9002490
The name of the business: Smash
My Trash Southwest California, located at 11142 Morning Creek Dr., S., San Diego, CA. 92128. Registrant Information:
J&M Chase Corporation
11142 Morning Creek Dr S San Diego, CA. 92128
This business is conducted by a corporation.
First day of business n/a.
Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg
Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/10/2021
2/18, 2/25, 3/04 and 3/11/2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9001398 The name of the business: Functional Fitness Training, located at 200 Grapevine Road Apt, 1, Vista, Ca. 92083. Registrant Information: Shavel Yang 200 Grapevine Road Apt 1 Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Shavel Yang Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/29/2021 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 & 3/04/2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9001251 The name of the business: NK Designs, located at 3164 El Ku Ave., Escondido, Ca. 92025 Registrant Information: Neda Nina Keshmiri 3164 El Ku Ave. Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 12/01/2020 /s/ Neda Nina Keshmiri Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/28/2021 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 & 3/04/2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9001236 The name of the business: Level 5 Design, located at 975 Park Center Dr., Vista, Ca. 92081. Registrant Information: Michael Timothy Smee 29602 Platanus Drive Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business4/01/2016 /s/ Michael Timothy Smee Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/28/2021 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 & 3/04/2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9001052 The name of the business: Pass ‘N Go Smog Center; Pass ‘N Go Smog; Pass ‘N Go, located at 1310 N. Melrose Dr. Suite D, Vista, CA. 92083 Registrant Information: Jorge Salazasr Camacho 1220 Woodview Dr. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Jorge Salazar Camacho Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/27/2021. 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 & 3/04/2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9001229 The name of the business: S A Roofing, located at 522 11th St., Imperial Beach, CA. 91932. Registrant Information: Salvador Acevedo Rojas 522 11th St. Imperial Beach, Ca. 91932 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of busines 8/23/2020 /s/Salvador Acevedo Rojas, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/28/2021 2/18, 2/25, 3/04 and 3/11/2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9001495 The name of the business: Monster Tree Service of North County, Inc., located at 1890 Cathan Lane, Vista, Ca. 92084. Registrant Information: Monster Tree Service of North County, Inc. 1890 Cathan Lane Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Jamie Bowers, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 02/01/2021. 2/18, 2/25, 3/04 & 3/11/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9000667 The name of the business: FSA Design Studio, located at 2694 Medford Court, Carlsbad, Ca. 92010 Registrant Information: Joseph Arthur and Robin Cornell de Porras 2694 Medford Court Carlsbad, CA. 92010 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business 2/02/2017. /s/ Joseph Arthur de Porras Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 01/22/2021. 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 & 2/25/2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9000755 The name of the business: manuka, located at 1574 Casa Real Ln., San Marcos, CA. 92069. Registrant Information: Sophia Veale 1574 Casa Real Ln. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business . n/a. /s/Sophia Veale Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/25/2021.. 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 & 2/25/2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9001764 The name of the business: Ocean Heart Dentistry, located at 2952 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, Ca. 92054. Registrant Information: KJ Kim Dental Corporation 2952 Oceanside Blvd. Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Keon Jung Kim, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/034/2021 2/18, 2/25, 3/04 & 3/11/2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9002014 The name of the business: Global Action International, located at 765 Santa Barbara Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Stronger Together Ministries, Inc. 765 Santa Barbara Drive San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 1/1/2021 /s/ Mark D. Griffo, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/05/2021 2/18, 2/25, 3/04 and 3/11/2021
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