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February 28, 2019

Volume 49 - No. 09

By Richard “Pete” Peterson

On a recent Saturday morning on Centre Center Parkway in Escondido, nine shoppers were asked the way to Safari Park. As the old joke goes, “You can’t get there from here, you have to go to San Diego,” was maybe the most knowledgeable response until Shopper Ten spoke up. “You mean, the old San Diego Wild Animal Park? Continue The Paper - 760.747.7119


down this street ‘til you come to Highway 78. Hang a right. Safari Park is on your left after a short drive.” Bingo!

Known as the San Diego Wild Animal Park until 2010, Safari Park is an 1,800-acre zoo attraction located in the San Pasqual Valley area of Escondido. One of the largest tourist attractions in San Diego County, Safari Park is a relatively unknown and

underappreciated by many, though it has been in existence since 1964. Safari Park employs 400-600 seasonal workers augmented by 600 to 900 volunteers. One recent morning, of the twelve stands open for business, nine were staffed by volunteers.

The idea for the park began at the San Diego Zoological Society – the largest such membership organization in the

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world - first as a supplementary breeding facility for the San Diego Zoo, then as a moneymaking attraction as ample space for large animals of the hooved variety was located.

From the very beginning, the development was designed to differ significantly from that of a typical zoo, in that animals would be exhibited in a natural environment rather than in cages or enclosures. In 1964,

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this idea was assessed financially, and construction moved into three separate ideas - a conservation farm, a game preserve, and a natural environment zoo. This later idea was finally chosen, even though it was the more expensive of the options. The original estimated cost was $1,755,430. (Is that precise enough?)

The main purposes were to be species conservation, breeding of animals for the San Diego Zoo and other zoos, and providing a safe area where zoo animals could be conditioned. The idea that it could be a feecharging attraction surfaced at about the same time. Five initial names for the facility were considered: San Diego Animal Land, San Diego Safari Land, San Diego Wild Animal Safari, San Diego Wildlife Park and San Diego Wild Animal Park, with the latter winning out. The scheduled opening was set for April 1, 1972; however, the gates remained closed until May 10th, due to last minute construction miscues. The general layout of the park, designed by

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Charles Faust, included a large lagoon with a jungle plaza, an African fishing village, an aviary and approximately 50,000 landscaping plants. Due to the continual unreliable availability of animal species and other snags, the time table for the park to be fully stocked with animals was necessarily expanded from the original 3 years after groundbreaking ceremonies, to ten years. In actuality, this process is on-going and continual. Lions, Tigers and Bears

Not really. There are no bears, as in grizzlies, here. The first two animals to arrive were the nilgai, an antelope from the plains of North India, and the black-and-white striped Grant's zebra, native to East Africa. These ambassadors were soon joined by the gemsbok, (a type of oryx from Namibia), the sable antelope, a horse antelope from Central & South Africa, the greater kudu, (a striped, spiral horned antelope from East & South Africa), and the white rhinoceros. The inclusion of the latter was a coup for the park, as the white rhino was in danger of extinction at that time. AND STAND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE DRAINING BOARD.




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Quickly the park added other rhinos and ten cheetahs. The cheetah, the world’s fastest land animal, was the first of many, which were brought to the park for breeding purposes. Today, the park is home to over 3,000 animals, from 300 species.

An interesting side note to cheetah breeding, is that they, like that tabby at your feet, the house cat, are feral animals, never to be fully domesticated. To help the cheetah relax a bit, and maintain a peaceful status, man’s best friend, the dog was assigned to each one as a constant companion. The thinking of the cheetah seems to be, “If my doggy friend ain’t bothered, I’ll relax and enjoy my tour.” The First Controversy Arises

At first all was well, but as the zoo added to their animal population, controversy arose. In the summer of 2003, the San Diego Zoological Society and Lowry Park Zoo of Tampa, Florida orchestrated the capture of eleven wild African elephants from the Hlane Royal National Park in Swaziland, assuring the general public that these animals were scheduled to be killed due to over-populaMan Kills Self Before Shooting Wife And Daughter:

This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible! They put in a correction the next day. Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says: Really? Ya' think? Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers: Now that's taking things a bit far!

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over: What a guy!

Miners Refuse to Work after Death: No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-andso's!

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant: See if that works better than a fair trial!

tion. However, several wild-life organizations disputed this claim. One such watch dog was the In Defense of Animals. They maintained that if new fencing was added to the park where the elephants were kept, it would be far less costly than the capture and transport of the elephants to San Diego and Lowry Park, thus there was no reason to remove the elephants from Swaziland. The Save Wild Elephants Coalition agree with this assessment and reported that other sanctuaries in Africa had offered to take the elephants, but the transfer was completed anyway.

An August 23, 2003, article in the San Diego Union Tribune reported the arrival of the elephants at the park, stating that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and other organizations protested this delivery. Various other wellplaced sources said a fee of $2,000,000 was paid to Swaziland for the elephants, but this was never verified, nor was it made clear who paid this fee, if it was paid. A series of articles in the New York Times Safari Park Cont. on Page 3

Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide: They may be on to something! Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges: You mean there's something stronger than duct tape? Man Struck By Lightning, Faces Battery Charge: He probably IS the battery charge! New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group: Weren't they fat enough?!

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft: That's what he gets for eating those beans! Kids Make Nutritious Snacks: Do they taste like chicken?

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half: Chainsaw Massacre all over again! Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors Boy, are they tall!

War Dims Hope for Peace: I can see where it might have that effect!

And the winner is... Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead: Did I read that right?

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures: Who would have thought!

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If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile: Ya' think?!

Now that you've smiled at least once, it's your turn to spread the stupidity and send this to someone to whom you want to bring a smile.

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including 2015 Musician of the Year and Album of the Year for her sophomore release “Up Rooted.” Opening before Gina Chavez will be Karina Frost & The Banduvloons, who will leave an impression, no matter what your thing is. Led by front woman and songwriter Karina Frost, this 3 to 5-piece band performs songs that echo the likes of many genres and styles including Bob Dylan, Shakira, Tom Waits, Sade, Calle 13, and more. Tickets are on sale online at or at the Center ticket office at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido 92025, or by calling 800.988.4253. The ticket office is open Tues-Sat 12-6pm, and Sun 12-5pm. Purchase tickets or for more information about the show, visit

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Late Arrival: Somos Chicanas Kicks Off Women’s History Month in Escondido! – The CCAE welcomes Gina Chavez and Karina Frost & The Banduvloons; two up-and-coming Latin, female artists grace the Lyric Court at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, tonight, Thursday, February 28th at 7:30pm. Multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress, Gina Chavez headlines the evening with blending the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. She is a nine-time Austin Music Award winner,

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reached the conclusion that “large sums of monies paid to African nations is part and parcel of the exotic animal business.”

Be that as it may, five of these transports are now at the Safari Park, and cumulatively they’ve produced thirteen babies as of 2013. In March 2012, a bull elephant, two cows and two baby bulls were moved to the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona. Their purpose? To form a new elephant herd. This caused much flak from PETA about the breaking up of animal families.

Two months earlier in 2012, Connie, a 44-year old Asian elephant, and 31-year old Shaba, an African elephant, were sent to the San Diego Zoo from Reid Park Zoo. They had been close companions for over 30 years. When it was announced the animals were to be shipped separately, and housed apart, a firestorm of criticism erupted. The Zoo listened and responded. As a result, the pair was kept together. Unfortunately, Connie died from cancer after only five

Get Ready to Open Your Mind to the Clairvoyants! – Austrian magician and mentalist duo, The Clairvoyants perform for one night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Friday, March 1st at 7:30pm in the Concert Hall. “Their mind-reading act is top-notch!” – New York Times. Fresh from selling-out audiences across the globe as part of The Illusionists, the World Champions of Mindreading open up a fabulous new world of mentalism and unique illusions. The Clairvoyants’ Thommy Ten & Amélie have astounded audiences on various TV shows including “Americas Got Talent” where they became 2nd prize. Tickets are $25$50 and are on sale online at or at the Center ticket office at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 92025, or by calling 800.988.4253. The ticket office is open Tue–Sat 12–6pm, and Sun 12–5pm. Get more information about the show and purchase tickets at

Violinist and Songwriter Kishi Bashi to Perform in Escondido One Night Only on March 1st - Renowned violinist and songwriter, Kishi Bashi makes his way to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Friday, March 1st at 7:30pm in the Center Theater. Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym of singer, multi-instrumentalist,

months. Shaba, it is a pleasure to report, was slowly introduced into the herd in February 2013 in a successful integration. Wildfire Threats

Safari Park is not without other challenges. Located in a rural area replete with vegetation and trees, in October 2007, the Witch Creek Fire burned 600 acres of native habitat preserved in the park, forcing it to close for two days. Management has since implemented in depth responses to fire challenges; threatened animals will be quickly moved to safe refuges in subsequent fires. Wild fires have not yet reached any of the Zoo’s main enclosures, and no animals have been directly killed by fire, but the deaths of a clapper rail and kiang were attributed to indirect effects of the 2007 blaze. New Name – New Branding

In June 2010, the San Diego Zoo board of trustees voted to change the name to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, so as to clarify what it offers, since visitors were often unclear as to the difference between the zoo proper and the "animal park".

and songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi and is also the singer and founding member of the New York electronic rock outfit, Jupiter One. In 2011, he started to record and perform as a solo artist. He has since been invited to play in major festivals such as SXSW and Austin City Limits and gone on an extensive US tour with supporting acts. Tickets are on sale online at or at the Center ticket office at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 92025, or by calling 800.988.4253. The ticket office is open Tue–Sat 12–6pm, and Sun 12–5pm. Get more information about the show and purchase tickets, visit

Free Valley Center Jazz Benefit Concert is Saturday – The Valley Center/Pauma Music Boosters announce their 22nd annual Jazz Benefit Concert at the Maxine Theater on Saturday, March 2nd, and you are invited. There is a BBQ at 12noon with raffles, music and food, and the concert starts at 1pm with Big Band and Jazz. The Music Boosters support the Valley Center/Pauma Jazz, Choir, Band, and Drumline. Like us on Facebook.

Black History Display Held Over Through March – An exhibit at the Valley Center History Museum marking February as Black History Month has been held over through March to accommodate multiple requests from groups throughout the region. Centerpiece of the popular display is a tribute to Nate Harrison, the first Black settler in San Diego County. A onetime slave, he became a local folk hero after settling in North County in the mid 1800s. He died in 1920 at age 97. The museum at 29200 Cole Grade Road is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12noon to 4pm. Admission is free. For more information and directions, visit or call 760.749.2993. MiraCosta Horticulture Club Meeting The MiraCosta Horticulture Club is meeting on Saturday, March 2nd, at 12:30pm, at MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Dr., Oceanside, 92056, Bldg 3400, Azatlan Rooms A and B on 2nd floor above book

The name "safari" is supposed to emphasize "the park's spacious enclosures of free-ranging animals" (as opposed to "the closer quarters of the zoo"), encouraging visits by tourists to both locations. Rhinos in the African Plains

The park's largest exhibits, covering over 300 acres are openrange enclosures where visitors may view animals in habitats reminiscent of the plains of Africa and Asia. The Asian Savanna for instance, covers 60 acres and displays a number of Asian animals such as the Indian rhinoceros, Bactrian camels, and several species of Asian deer and antelope such as blackbuck, and other exotic deer and wapiti. The African Plains represents many regions and habitats of Africa. For example, the East Africa Plains displays cape buffalo, southern white rhinoceros, Rothschild's giraffe, reticulated giraffe, fringe-eared oryx, and waterbuck, as well as impala and gazelle. A lagoon with East African crowned cranes, Dalmatian pelicans, Sacred ibises & Great white pelicans can also be viewed.

store. There will be a workshop by our members on orchid repotting. The main program is a presentation by Robert Gore and Phil Vergara from the Home Grown Garden Supply in San Marcos on compost tea, beneficial bacteria and fungus. After the speaker is finished there will be a raffle of plants and garden items. For more information call 760.721.3281 or check the webpage at

Woman’s Club Meeting is March 4th – The Woman’s Club of Escondido will hold their general meeting starting at 10:30am on Monday, March 4th, at their clubhouse at 751 No. Rose St., Escondido 92027. The Nominating Committee’s report will be given as well as the Scholarship Foundation’s Annual Report. The program will start at 11:30am and will be presented by our special guest speaker, Police Captain Eric Skaja from the Escondido Police Department. Remember to bring donation items for Life Care, towels, blankets and newspapers for the Humane Society, canceled stamps, and coupons for veterans and their families. Cost for lunch is $15/person. Reservations are required; call Joy at 760.855.3850. Also call Joy if you need to cancel a reservation already made. The Woman’s Club clubhouse is available for renting for all types of events; has a maximum capacity of 170 people. For details, call 760.743.9178. Center to Offer Music Appreciation – The Gloria McClellan Center is offering Music Appreciation on the first and third Wednesdays of the month; coming up on March 6th from 1-3:15pm, at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Whether you are a lover of classical music or a newcomer, you will be sure to enjoy listening to and appreciating classical music. Presentations include state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment to make you feel like you have a front-row seat in the auditorium. Music Appreciation is free and no registration is required. Hosted by Hank Presutti. For information, call 760.643.5288 or email

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The North Africa exhibit represents the Sahel and Sahara deserts native to the scimitarhorned oryx, barbary stag, redfronted gazelle, Barbary sheep and Ankole-Watusi cattle. The Southern Africa field exhibits Grévy's zebras. The South Africa exhibit holds Masai giraffes, common eland, sable antelope, gemsbok and ostrich among many species. Visitors to the Central Africa region view a wooded waterhole with an island for pink-backed pelicans, saddle-billed storks and other vultures, geese, and herons. On the shores of the lake one can see bongo antelope, red river hog, greater kudu, antelope, and other forest animals.

One recent afternoon a family of four visited the exhibit. “Those are sure some unusual animals,” the father said. “Some aren’t so pretty.” “Yeah,” said his red-headed teenage daughter. “That’s probably what the animals say about us.” •••• Let’s say you absolutely have to see a Somali wild ass or a

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Local News

The Paper • Page 4 • February 28, 2019 SERIOUS INJURY PEDESTRIAN COLLISION Escondido

On 02/15/19 at 5:26 PM, Escondido Police and Fire personnel responded to a report of a pedestrian collision in the area of 9th Avenue and Quince Street. Emergency personnel arrived and discovered 59-yearold male pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. Based on witness statements and physical evidence at the scene, the pedestrian was walking north on Quince Street and stopped to tie his shoe near an alleyway. A 29-yearold Escondido resident was driving a 2006 Nissan Armada west in the alley. As the driver pulled onto Quince Street, he struck the pedestrian.

The pedestrian suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing and being conducted by Traffic Investigator Steve Braucht of the Traffic Division. Serious Injury Traffic Collision Carlsbad

On Feb. 14, 2019 at 8:36 p.m., Officers from the Carlsbad Police Department responded to the 7000 block of El Camino Real regarding a report of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian. Upon arrival, Officers located one male lying in the roadway with serious injuries. The injured pedestrian was transported by the Carlsbad Fire Department to

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a local area hospital. The preliminary investigation suggests that the pedestrian was standing in the northbound traffic lanes of El Camino Real when the driver of a Nissan Versa, who was travelling northbound on El Camino Real, struck the pedestrian. The driver of the Versa remained at the scene. Alcohol intoxication is not suspected to be involved in the collision. The investigation into the cause of the collision is underway. The pedestrian has been identified as a 36 year-old male. The driver of the vehicle has also been identified as a 50 year-old male. DUI Checkpoint Nets Two Arrests

The Escondido Police Department arrested two individuals while conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on 02/23/19. One subject was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and the other for driving a stolen vehicle. The checkpoint was at Valley Parkway and Juniper St.

Following are additional results from this event: 1294 vehicles drove through the checkpoint. 761 vehicles were screened in primary. 56 vehicles were sent to secondary screening (drivers who could not produce a driver’s license or who

I decided it was time to buy (a) long pants, (b) a sport jacket or two, (c) at least one pair of new shoes, (d) several pair of socks to go with the new shoes, and, (e) two or three short sleeve shirts. I was prepared to spend $1000, maybe $1200, maybe even $1500. Penny's and Macy's had the black tasseled loafers I was looking for. Or so the computer said. Off to Westfield Shopping Plaza.

Arrived at Penny's, checked out the shoe department. Not one sales person in sight. Walked up and down the shoe rack rows - did not see the shoes I wanted. Just one more reason why I Moved over to the Men's Wear HATE to shop! department. Found a lovely dark blue blazer - needed to see Even when shopping for if they had it in my size and, if myself. not, did they have a tailor to alter it? Nary a soul available to Lemme 'splain you. inquire. Saw a number of other sports jackets that looked like I finally decided to bite the bul- possibilities. Same with sports let and buy a whole new shirts. Still, no one to assist me. For years my wardrobe. wardrobe has consisted largely Hopped in the car and drove to of tennis shorts, polo shirt, the other end of the shopping Birkenstock sandals. That was center to visit Macy's. both formal wear and casual wear. Macy's had lots of sales people

were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs) 32 total citations were issued during the checkpoint. (4 for suspended license and 20 for unlicensed driver, 6 for no insurance).

DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Last year the Escondido Police Department investigated 90 DUI collisions that killed 4 people and injured 120 others. Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.

The Escondido Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, can impair and result in a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs. The Escondid o Police Department will be conducting other DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint and DUI Saturation Patrol throughout the year in our ongoing commitment to take suspected impaired drivers off our streets and highways, ultimately lowering the risk for deaths and injuries.

available, very friendly, very helpful. What a change! And they, too, had great discount sales.

Letters to the Editor Abandoned Puppies

Because I feel so strongly on animal cruelty, I am finding it hard to respond to the articles of dog abandonment. To me, abandonment is the wrong word for the first case. Those puppies were too young to be separated from their mother. Left in a sealed bag!

They would have died from a lack of oxygen. Attempted murder is the more accurate word. Just because they are animals doesn't change the fact they were left to die. If Letters to the Editor Cont. on Page 5

daughter of Charlie Mitich, owner of Charlie’s Restaurant in Escondido.

Went to the shoe department and while the computer said they had the shoes I wanted they were out of stock. But they ordered them for me. Bought two pair of loafers. About $150. Saw a number of sport coats that looked good, as well as slacks and sport shirts.

But I was tired and decided to call it a day and head home. Went back on Sunday to Macy’s and completed my shopping.

Several months ago Charlie began to lose weight, his skin color wasn’t good, and he was weak and tired - not like him at all. All of us who know and love Charlie were worried particularly Susie, his daughter.

Hard for us men to understand how and why women enjoy shopping. •••• One of the prettiest somen on the planet is smiling even more these days now that her dad has regained his health. We speak of Susie (Mitich) Meleka,

Today his skin color is fine, he’s gained back the weight he had lost and he’s got the energy of an 18-year-old. (Well, maybe a 35-year-old). Charlie is the same energetic Charlie, almost always at the restaurant. (He tried retiring, didn’t like it.)

I'm wondering if Penny's will go the way of Sears and have to close a number of stores. If the lack of service is any indicator I'm betting they will not survive. I’m not going back.

Turns out Charlie had a bit of a problem with his ticker. The doctors and medical staff huddled together, poked, prodded, made a few adjustments and, voila! Charlie began to get better.

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Nubian ibex. Take the tram, and view such species as Arabian oryx, bharal (wow!), gorals, Japanese serows, black rhinoceroses, Slender-horned gazelles, and Przewalski's horses. If Animals Is What You Want – That You Get

Species of note in the open enclosures include two subspecies of giraffe, rhinos (the park claims their breeding program for southern white rhinos is the most successful in the world, but this cannot be verified.) It was, however, the last New World zoo to house northern white rhinoceros and is world renowned for its many species of antelope, gazelle, and deer. Tigers On the Trail

Sumatran tigers have three different exhibits, with a glass viewing window for visitors. The Zoo raised $19.6 million for these new exhibits, with construction starting in December 2012. The newest exhibit is named the Tull Family Letters to the Editor Cont. from Page 4

the person doesn't want litters; spay and neuter your animals. In fact, if that is how one views animals why do they have a dog to begin with?

Tiger Trail after movie producer Thomas Tull and his wife, which opened May 24, 2014. Nairobi Village and Gorilla Forest

The park's Nairobi Village houses numerous exhibits for smaller animals. Among these are meerkats, an African aviary, ring-tailed lemurs, Chilean flamingos, dik-dik antelopes, in addition to West African crowned cranes, coatis, and white-fronted bee-eaters. The large lagoon is home to numerous species of waterfowl, both foreign & native, as well as shoebill storks. Lorikeet Landing and Hidden Jungle display feedable lories and lorikeets, and African birds, respectively, along with a nursery where visitors can watch baby animals being hand-reared, or if you prefer, enter the nearby petting corral. Finally, a gorilla habitat houses a troop of western lowland gorillas, and a flying fox bat exhibit. View the Hidden Jungle

Want more jungle? Visit Nairobi Village. This climatecontrolled indoor exhibit Unhappy Subscriber

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opened in 1993, showing off tropical African birds and insects. The entrance is a simulated earthen crevasse with displays for stick insects, spiders, scorpions, millipedes, lizards, and yes, snakes. The underground segment represents the rainforest ‘understory’; the canopy above is home to a variety of geese and beautiful birds.

California Condor. The then Wild Animal Park, played a key role in the successful recovery of these birds. Here in Condor Ridge, among North American desert wildlife, is one of the few places to view these magnificent birds in captivity. And there’s also a chance you’ll see desert bighorn sheep as well.

Opened in October 2004, Lion camp houses the park's thirteen African lions in a 1-acre exhibit. An artificial rock ‘kopje’ with a 40-foot glass viewing window and heated rocks dominates this attraction. For the more adventurous, a stroll through an acacia-studded ravine leads to a replica observation tent, with a smaller viewing window and a disbanded Land Rover for the lions to rest on.

Formerly known as Heart of Africa, these are two of the park's major exhibits. Visitors go down a trail which replicates habitats in Africa, beginning with the African Woods where scrub animals and vultures such as the Egyptian and hooded vulture lurk. Here the giant eland, okapi, duikers, red river hogs, and different species of cranes, storks cavort. The path leads to African Outpost, which features plains animals warthogs, bat-eared foxes, ground hornbills, Kori bustards, and cheetahs against a backdrop of open-range East Africa.

Lion Camp

Haven’t had enough? Here’s Condor Ridge

Remember all the brouhaha in the late 80’s and early 90’s about the folly of saving “the California Buzzard? What difference will it make if buzzards disappear?” These folks were dissing the endangered cel your subscription. If you change your mind, please advise and we will reinstate it, with the understanding that we sill continue to publish what we consider to be humor. You are perfectly free to disagree with our humor but not to control our content. A New Fan

To the Editor/Publisher, Lyle E. Davis. I love your cover stories especially the latest ones on when Ronald Reagan was shot, the fastest guns in Hollywood and of course the Magic Castle in Hollywood. This is my first time writing a letter of appreciation and hope to become a regular fan now.

I met your writer Fredrick Gomez quite a few times when he used to work at the San Marcos Walmart but I never knew he was a writer back then. He seems to be a very private or shy individual and from what I heard he's very popular with the girls. Several times I tried inviting him out for a cup of coffee or something to eat just to chat and get to know him better cause I find him a very interesting individual. At my con-

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African Woods and African Outpost

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The Wgasa Bush Line monorail

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Chuckles Cont. from Page 2

(maybe even a chuckle). A priest and a rabbi were sitting next to each other in an airplane.

After a while, the priest turned to the rabbi and asked, 'Is it still a requirement of your faith that you not eat pork?' The rabbi responded, 'Yes, that is still one of our laws.' The priest then asked, 'Have you ever eaten pork?'

To which the rabbi replied, 'Yes, on one occasion I did succumb to temptation and tasted a ham sandwich.' The priest nodded in understanding and went on with his reading.

A while later, the rabbi spoke up and asked the priest, 'Father, is it still a requirement of your church that you remain celibate?' The priest replied, 'Yes, that is still very much a part of our faith.' The rabbi then asked him, 'Father, have you ever fallen to the temptations of the flesh?'

The priest replied, 'Yes, rabbi, on one occasion I was weak and broke

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has been retired, partially due to high maintenance costs. In early 2007 a renamed Africa Tram, opened. It brings visitors to the field exhibits to see wildlife from high above. Another route is planned through the Asian field and into eight new exhibits that will house a variety of African animals from rock hyrax to Hartmann's mountain zebras. The wheeled tram runs on biofuel instead of a monorail. The park has also added a tethered balloon ride that allows visitors to see the plains exhibits from 400 feet in the air. (The balloon ride is not included in the entrance fee.) Walkabout Australia

Walkabout Australia is the park's only Australia exhibit, 3.6 acres, featuring western grey kangaroos, red necked wallabies, Australian brush turkeys, radjah ducks, freckled ducks and magpie geese. All this walking make you hungry? Walkabout Australia has a restaurant, The Sheared Sheep. (There are a number of other cafes and eating establishments in the Park, including The Watering Hole at Kijami Overlook and 18 other places for snacks, pizza, wine and beer.) Back to Walkabout Australia, a new exhibit, the Platypus Pond, is scheduled to open in early 2019. Good News for Conservation

The Safari Park, as stated, had a major role in the recovery of the California condor. Working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Los Angeles Zoo, the last twenty-two condors in the wild were taken into captivity in 1987. To breed them quickly, Safari Park professionals removed the eggs from the nests to induce the females to lay a second one. The removed egg was hatched in an incubator and raised with condor hand puppets to prevent human imprinting, while the second egg was hatched and raised by its parents. Captivebred condors were reintroduced into the wild beginning in 1992; today their population is 369, with 191 soaring free as of March 2011.

Bad News For Conservation

On December 14, 2014, Angalifu, a park favorite, 44year-old male northern white rhinoceros, died of old age, leaving only five northern white rhinos remaining in the world, including one female at the park. Roughly a year later, the park's last Northern White Rhino, 41-year-old Nola was euthanized due to bacterial infection and rapidly failing health. Good News? The Frozen Zoo

As devastating as it was to lose the northern rhino - the last of the species died in 2018 – there’s hope for the future of now-threatened or almost extinct species through the use of genetic material taken from animals. The park’s frozen zoo is a facility wherein DNA, sperm, eggs, embryos and live tissue are stored at very low temperatures in tanks of liquid nitrogen. Material thus preserved can be kept indefinitely and used for artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, embryo transfer, and cloning. Some facilities also collect and cryopreserve plant material (usually seeds).

The frozen zoo was the brain child of pathologist Kurt Benirschke – better known as the father of Rolf Benirschke the long-time San Diego Chargers field goal and point after touchdown kicker – who earlier had saved Poland’s Przewalski's horses, in 1972. When he first conceived the idea, there was no technology available to make use of the collection, but Benirschke believed such technology would be developed in the future. This idea got further support when Gregory Benford, the science fiction writer and astrophysicist, a faculty member at University of California, Irvine, wrote a paper in 1992 proposing a Library of Life. Zoos such as the San Diego Zoo and research programs - Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species for example - were fast to respond, and to cryopreserve genetic material in order to protect the diversity of the gene pool of endangered species or provide for a

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Can’t See a Doctor?

We have some of the best medical care in the world, but accessing that care can be difficult for millions of Californians. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough doctors and nurses, and the situation is likely to get much worse in the near future. According to the California Future Health Workforce Commission, we don’t have enough healthcare professionals practicing in the right places to meet the needs of our growing and aging population. Many rural areas, including parts of Riverside and North Inland San Diego County in my district, feel the effects of this shortage. Seven million Californians live in federally designated ‘Health Professional Shortage Areas,’ counties with a severe shortage of primary care providers, dentists, or mental health care practitioners. Over the next decade, we face a shortage of 4,100 primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and other medical professionals. According to some estimates, the cost of overcoming this shortage could be more than $3 billion. There’s no single solution, but Assembly Republicans are supporting legislation by Assemblyman Heath Flora, (R-Ripon) to expand

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with my faith.' The rabbi nodded understandingly and remained silent, thinking, for about five minutes.

Finally, the rabbi said, 'Beats a ham sandwich, doesn't it?' •••• Warning - Lock Your Doors! Be sure you lock your doors and windows at home!

A local man was found in his home over the weekend. Detectives at the scene found the man face down in his bathtub.

The tub had been filled with milk, sugar, and cornflakes. A banana was sticking out of his butt. Police suspect a cereal killer. •••• I was always taught to respect my elders.

Now I don't have anyone left to respect. •••• Senior Campbells! Large type Alphabet Soup! •••• I don't wanna say I'm getting old . . . But I have noticed lately that restaurants are asking me to pay up front. ••••

current programs, including the Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program that currently provides loan repayment for physicians and surgeons up to $105,000 in exchange for a commitment to practice in underserved areas, including rural areas like my district.

Medical student debt averaged $32,000 in 1986. That had escalated to $190,000 by 2016, with some students amassing debt in excess of $200,000 by the time they complete their training. Forgiving college debt for medical and nursing students who commit to work in underserved areas for a minimum of five years could go a long way toward improving patient access and easing the doctor/nursing shortage throughout the state.

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.

Coffee. Robe. Newspaper. Slippers. Loyal dog. What else should I steal before my neighbors wake up? •••• I appreciate the police escort but shouldn't they be in front of me? •••• Logic: To close budget gap, increase fees on driver's licenses and make driving illegal. •••• I've finally decided to become a procrastinator. I'll probably start tomorrow. Maybe. •••• 1- I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes. 2-There are two kinds of pedestrians . . . The quick and the dead. 3- Life is sexually transmitted.

4- Healthy is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

5- The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

6- Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

7- Have you noticed since everyone has a cell phone these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to? 8- Whenever I feel blue, I start

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breathing again. 9- All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism. 10- In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

11- How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire? 12- Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze these dangly things and drink whatever comes out'? Hmmmmm, How about eggs ? . . . 13- If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?

14- Why does your OB-GYN leave the room when you get undressed if they are going to look up there anyway?

15- If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?

16- Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup? 17- Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster? 18- Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle? •••• This is my stepladder. My real ladder left when I was five. •••• I'm a man of my convictions, but far more proud of my acquittals. •••• I drank way too much the night before my early flight. So, yes. I'm weaving on a jet plane. •••• "YOU STOP YOUR CRYING OR I'LL GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO CRY ABOUT, ARGENTINA! •••• These economic times are making it increasing difficult to drive a Chevy to the levee until said levee is dry. •••• How does it change many dyslexics to take a light bulb? •••• Elevator Fun

When there's only one other person in the elevator, tap them on the shoulder and then pretend it wasn't you. Push the buttons and pretend they give you a shock. Smile, and go back for more.

Ask if you can push the button for other people, and then push the wrong ones. Call the Psychic Hotline from your cell phone and ask if they know what floor you're on. Hold the doors open and say you're

waiting for your friend. After a while, let the doors close and say, "Hi Don. How's your day been?"

Drop a pen and wait until someone reaches to help pick it up, then scream, "That's mine!"

Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

Move your desk in to the elevator and whenever someone gets on, ask if they have an appointment.

Lay down a Twister mat and ask people if they'd like to play.

Stare, grinning at another passenger for a while, and then announce, "I have new socks on." Call out, "group hug!", then enforce it. Old is when... Your sweetie says, "Let's go upstairs and make love", and you answer, "Honey, I can't do both".

Old is when.... Your friends compliment you on your new alligator shoes and you're barefoot.

My Breakfast With A Film Legend

I would imagine everyone at one time or another has visions or dreams of having a conversational meal with someone considered great or a genius. Churchill, Eisenhower, or even Einstein – someone like that. My chance came in 1984. I had an invitation to have breakfast with one of the world’s great film makers – Billy Wilder.

Old is when.... A sexy body on TV catches your attention and your pacemaker opens the garage door. Old is when.... You are cautioned to slow down by the doctor instead of the police. •••• Remember! Today is “Hug a Dumbass Day!” Don’t freak out like you did last year. No one is trying to hurt you! •••• I didn't make it to the gym today.

That makes five years in a row. •••• Some days the best thing about my job is that my chair spins. •••• If you love someone, let them go. If they come back, no one else wanted them. •••• I've finally figured out the problem with my brain. On the left side there is nothing right; on the right side there is nothing left. •••• I'm practicing speed reading by using a strobe light. •••• There was a young man from Japan, whose poetry would never scan; when he was asked why, this man would reply, "Well, I try to squeeze every significant syllable into that tricky last line that I possibly can". •••• When I had chicken pox in Omaha, we were so poor; I could only afford one pock. •••• I just donated a puppet to a children's charity with no strings attached. •••• Attention! Aliens are coming to abduct all good looking people.

You’ll be safe. I’m just posting this to say GOODBYE!

I was an executive at the famed Hotel del Coronado and had just staged a 25th anniversary celebration of Wilder’s legendary film “Some Like It Hot,” starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Marilyn Monroe. I invited everyone for a fabulous weekend of fun. Lemmon, Curtis, and Wilder showed up, along with many of the supporting cast still living. It was a flawless weekend that went off exactly as I had planned it.

Wilder’s film accomplishments are rivaled by no one. His list of screenplays since 1929, included Greta Garbo’s “Ninotchica,” “Hold Back the Dawn,” “Champagne Waltz,” and dozens more. As a writer-director he won Academy Awards and other awards for “Sunset Boulevard,” “Stalag 17,” “The Lost Weekend,” “Double Indemnity,” “The Apartment,” “The Seven Year Itch,” “Witness for the Prosecution,” “The Spirit of St. Louis,” “Sabrina,” “The Front Page,” plus “Some Like it Hot,” to name a few. On the Sunday morning after an evening of celebration, I received word that Mr. Wilder wanted to have breakfast with me. I had a brief phone conversation with Lemmon, asking if the invitation was real or simply a polite gesture by Wilder.

cigar. I had placed a box of expensive cigars in his suite upon his arrival on Friday evening. That morning I arrived at the same time as Lemmon, who Wilder also had invited.

We had breakfast while Lemmon and I sat listening to Wilder talking on a number of subjects, including being back at the hotel after 25 years. He recalled how difficult Marilyn had been to work with him, Lemmon and Curtis. About how she held up the filming while her two co-stars stood patiently by, in high-heels and drag waiting for their next scene with her. The film has since been heralded the greatest comedy put on film; Hee talked about art, which he was one of the world’s great experts. Earlier, Lemmon had told me of a night many years earlier when he accompanied Wilder to a private showing at a Beverly Hills art gallery. “Billy told me to buy a particular painting. I didn’t like it, but he said it would be a good investment, so, I bought it, paying $1.000. I stuck it in a closet when I got home and forgot it. Some years later, the gallery owner called me, asking if I would consider selling it. I smelled a profit. Painfully telling the gallery owner how hard I would find in parting with the painting, he offered me $10.000. I continued to lament the thought of parting it with, but told him I would do so.” Lemmon shook his head. “Now how in the hell did Billy know that painting would be such a good investment?” Lemmon reckoned it was pure genius. The man who escaped the Nazis in 1933, coming to America knowing less than 100 words of English indeed was truly a genius of canvas and film.

The money raised during that Saturday night banquet in the hotel’s ballroom went to the San Diego State University’s new film editing facility. Years later I received a call from a university official to ask if I would get in touch with Wilder, inviting him to come to the editing facility’s opening. I still had his home phone number. After dialing the number, a heavy German accent answered. When I identified myself, asking if he remembered me, the reply was: “Of course, Tom. Say, do you have any more of those great cigars?” He might not have remembered my face, but he remembered my taste in good cigars. Billy Wilder died March 27, 2002, at the age of 95. Taking his sense of humor to the grave, the epitaph on his tombstone is the final line from “Some Like It Hot.” The stone is engraved: “Billy Wilder, I’m a writer, but then nobody’s perfect.”

“My boy, never pass up a chance to sit at the feet of greatness,” was Lemmon’s response.

We met out on the Promenade deck on a bright Sunday morning. Wilder was sitting at a table sipping a cup of coffee and smoking a

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Grandmothers Club Meeting on March 7th - The Grandmothers Club will meet at noon on March 7th in the Carefree Mobil Home Park Clubhouse at 211 N Citrus Ave, Escondido, for a potluck luncheon. Please bring a dish to share. You do not need to be a grandmother to attend so come join us. You do not need to bring on your first visit. For more info, call Kathy Diaz, 818-2193040.

What ABWA Can Do For You! – Join us Thursday, March 7th, for dinner, networking and special guest. The meeting will be

on Thursday, March 7, with networking from 6-6:30pm, dinner and program from 6:30-8:15pm, at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 111 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, 92069. The special guest speaker is Melissa McCaughey, the 21st Century Entrepreneur, at the Soaring Eagles Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) meeting. Melissa is an ABWA member with the Trendsetters Chapter in Palm Desert; having joined ABWA in 2013, and she shares that experience. The Soaring Eagles Chapter Member Spotlight is Nancy Sticka. Guests are welcome. If you have thought about joining ABWA, this is the perfect event to attend to learn more about it. Cost is $23/members; $28/guests. Note: Special Half-Price for First Time Guests. Email or call for more details. RSVP to Sue Punian at or 760.822.2242 to pay at the door.

“LIFE” Lecture Programs at MiraCosta College for March 8th – Come and enjoy the March 8th lectures. At 1pm will be from the Oceanside Museum of Art, Robin Douglas speaking on “International Women’s Day.” At 2:30pm, Dr. Martin Buncher, Volunteer from the Natural Resource Program, California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Dr. Buncher will speak on “Wildlife Intrusion in Urban Communities.” He will give an insight on pet loss and personal fear – how to deal with the problem. “LIFE” is a non-profit learning organization located at the Oceanside College campus, 1 Barnard Drive. Visit for information or call 760.757.2121 ext. 6972. Purchase a $1.00 parking permit at the machine in Lot 1A and park in Lots 1A or 1B. Kids in the Garden Class at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens - The March 9th Kids in the Garden Class will get the kids outside to learn about Soil, Composting and

Planting, from 10am-12noon, at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. Also it’s important to get your kids outside to enjoy and experience nature, hear the birds, and hike around the Gardens with many things to see. “We’re still having fun and connecting families with the outdoors!” This class features hands-on planting and composting. Class fee is $5/child, which supports the Gardens. Accompanying adults pay garden entry fee of $5/person, payable to Farmer Jones at the class. Registration includes visit to the 14-acre Gardens. Preregistration required at, or call 760.822.6824. Alta Vista Gardens are located at 1270 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista. Visit This is now the tenth year of getting kids outdoors to discover their environment, enjoy nature, dig into gardening, learn about natural resources,

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prospective reintroduction of such extinct species as the Tasmanian Tiger and wooly mammoth.

Gathering material for a frozen zoo is simplified by the abundance of sperm in males, which can be harvested after the animal has died. The production of eggs, which in females is usually low, can be increased through hormone treatment, depending on the species. Some frozen zoos prefer to fertilize eggs and freeze the resulting embryo, as embryos are more resilient under the cryopreservation process. Some centers also collect skin cell samples of endangered animals or extinct species. In a major breakthrough, The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego has successfully cultured skin cells inducing special pluripotent stem cells making it theoretically possible to reap sperm and eggs from these cells. The Frozen Zoo at the San Diego Zoo's Institute for Conservation Research currently stores a collection of 8,400 samples from over 800 species Social Butterfly Cont. from Page 8

and to share art and music at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens.

Contemporary Women Write Letters of Love - Many of our senior citizens feel lonely, isolated and even depressed. At their February business meeting, GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) members took a few minutes to write short notes to the elderly and shut-ins telling them a little bit about themselves and let them know that they are loved. Members hope that this simple act of kindness will bring a smile to someone’s face. The notes will be hand delivered by Meals on Wheels to their North County Clients. Visit

and subspecies, acting as a forbearer to similar projects in the United States and Europe. However, there are still less than a dozen frozen zoos worldwide. Jurassic Park in San Diego?

While there are many possibilities for reproducing longextinct and not so friendly animals, so far the effort has been limited to the Sharjah, the extremely endangered Gordon’s wildcat and the Arabian leopard, of which there are only 50 in the wild. Both species were successfully impregnated using this method, and to prove the worth of the common house cat, the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species in 2000 implanted a frozen-thawed embryo from the highly-endangered African wildcat into the uterus of Fluffy, resulting in a healthy male wildcat!

But, not to worry, scientists have extracted cells from a Sumatran tiger, which could be used for artificial insemination, a possible remedy for animals who, due to anatomical or physiological reasons, are unable to reproduce in the natural way.

journey and see her wonderful quilts. Her workshop on March 15 is Mechanical Quilt, a class using one of her easy to follow patterns. You will learn a simple, quick and fun method of fused, raw edge appliqué, and how to make your own pattern from your own photo. Visit or email for more information. Historic Los Angeles by Rail on March 15th – The Culture Caravan, from the Gloria McClellan Center, still has tickets available for “Historic Los Angeles by Rail.” Step aboard the modern Metrolink railway and head back in time to Union Station, the 80-year-old iconic edifice that is LA’s grand train station. Tour art and architecture behind-the-scenes which symbolized the golden-age of rail. Explore historic Olvera Street, Avila Adobe, and El Pueblo Historic Monument. The caravan will meet at the Oceanside Transit Center on Friday, March 15, at 6:00am and returns at 6:00pm. Cost is $48. To reserve, call 760.643.2828. The Center is a one-stop hub of services that range from lunch, travel/trips, transportation, exercise, classes, clubs, and various other activities for Vista’s older adult community.

Venture “INTO ORBIT” at the 7th Annual CEF Robotics Showcase - Over 40 Elementary and Middle School Robotics Pictured l-r: Lily Hazelton, Linda Breen, Nancy Teams will venture “INTO ORBITSM” at the 7th Annual CEF Liu, Kathy Shattuck, Katie DeWillie, Sharon Robotics Showcase, on March Hansen 16th, at Sage Creek High School in Carlsbad. The FIRST® LEGO® League El Camino Quilt Guild Meeting on (FLL) for grades 4-8 challenges students to March 14th – The El Camino Quilt Guild think like scientists and engineers through will meet at 9:30am, Thursday, March robot design and problem-solving projects. 14th, at QLN Conference Center, 1938 This year’s challenge: “INTO ORBITSM” Avenida Del Oro, Oceanside 92056. asks teams to identify a physical or social Parking is limited, so please carpool if you problem faced by humans during longcan. Doors open 9am. Guest fee for the duration space exploration. Once a probmeeting is $10. Lynne Pillus is our March lem is selected, teams design an innovative s p e a k e r ; She has developed a method of making patterns Social Butterfly from photographs, and turning them into Cont. on Page 10 art quilts. Come, hear her talk about her

But, this technique still needs much work, though experimentation on stored genetic material allows for the fostering of genetic improvements and the prevention of inbreeding in current herds of cats and ungulates.

And while modern technology allows for genetic manipulation in animals without the need for their capture, the success of their restoration into the wild requires the application of new science, plus a sufficient amount of previously collected material, which is a real problem. So, a Jurassic Park incident at our local park is not on the immediate horizon. Other Surprises

Local schools have long used Safari Park for proms, field trips and celebrations. For a quite reasonable fee, a 45-minute visit of hand-held animals and birds, narrated by professional park handlers, can be arranged for your next sales meeting or company get-together. Weddings are an important occasion at Escondido’s hidden jewel with vistas ranging from tall trees highlighted by back-

ground giraffe or crouching tigers, at I’m told very reasonable prices. About the Author: Richard “Pete” Peterson is a prolific writer who, once retired as a successful businessman, could not resist the temptation of the pen and inkpot.

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solution to the problem. Teams are required to share their ideas with community members to get feedback and prepare a five-minute presentation that they will give before a panel of judges at the Robotics Showcase. Additionally, teams build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® for The Robot Game. In this game, Robotics Showcase spectators will watch as the teams earn points based on their robots’ success at solving a variety of missions (spacewalk emergency, crater crossetc). deflection, meteoroid ing, Throughout this experience, teams must demonstrate the FIRST® philosophies of and Professionalism® Gracious Coopertition® based on the FIRST® Core Values of Discovery Innovation, Impact, Inclusion, Teamwork, & Fun.

This is the Carlsbad Educational Foundation’s (CEF) 7th Annual Robotic Showcase and is held exclusively for the FLL teams of Carlsbad Unified School District. It is anticipated that nearly forty teams will participate, and the FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) teams from Sage Creek and Carlsbad High will support the event as volunteers. This event is open to all and will be held at the Sage Creek High School Gymnasium, 3900 Cannon Road, Carlsbad, 92009, March 16, from 9am to 5pm. Awards will be announced at 3:00pm. Rockwell Collins, Nordson, Leidos, ViaSat, and iMaps sponsor the CEF Robotics Program. The Carlsbad Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports music, science and innovation in the Carlsbad Unified School District. The Foundation also runs the Kids Care before and after school program, as well as various other enrichment and summer programs to support students and their families. Visit for more information.

Hip Hip Hooray for Hollywood, from Gloria McClellan Center – The Culture Caravan, from the Gloria McClellan Center, still has seats available for “Hip Hip Hooray for Hollywood.” You will tour the famed Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Art Park, the first home designed by Frank

Angel Face is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 6-1/2 year old, 28 pound, female, Cardigan Welsh Corgi mix.

It’s easy to see how she got her name. Angel Face needs a family that will be with her all the time. She was transferred from another shelter through the FOCAS (Friends of County Animal Shelters) program.

The $145 adoption fee for Angel Face includes medical exams, vaccinations, spay, and registered microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to

Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles circa 1919, and a showcase to many of Wright’s design innovations. Explore over 10,000 authentic showbiz treasures at the official museum of Hollywood. Costumes, stage sets, props, and more! Be a star for a day at the Hollywood Museum! The caravan departs the Gloria McClellan Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista, on Thursday, March 21, at 7:00am and returns at 7:30pm. Cost is $82. To reserve, call 760.643.2828. The Center is a one-stop hub of services that range from lunch, travel/trips, transportation, exercise, classes, clubs, and various other activities for Vista’s older adult community.

EAP Municipal Gallery to Hold Gala Art Auction Panache – The Escondido Arts Partnership is hosting its highly anticipated art auction fundraiser “Panache,” an annual celebration of art at the Escondido Municipal Gallery on Saturday, March 23rd. “Panache” celebrates the work of artist Niki de Saint Phalle as well as award winning San Diego artists. An evening gala including silent and live art auctions with auctioneer Eric Lehew, a hosted bar with local beer and wine and lavish appetizers. The cornerstone of the live auction is a generous donation from the Niki Charitable Art Foundation, an original signed serigraph by the late, internationally acclaimed artist Niki de Saint Phalle, created for the film “Who is the Monster You or Me?”, a film about Niki by Peter Schamoni. This piece of artwork is among more than 40 donated artworks and services that will be auctioned during the annual fundraising gala for the EAP. The art auction proceeds support EAP’s free art exhibitions, educational programs and other art activities. The EAP Gallery is home to over 400 local artists and groups. Reservations for the Gala are $55/in advance; $65/at the door. Purchase tickets online at over the phone 760.480.4101, or stop by the Gallery at 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido. Preview artwork in the gallery at the public reception on Saturday, March 9th, from 5:30-8pm; admission is free, and/or preview online after March 12th at and at the Gallery March 9th-March 22; hours are Tuesdays 11am-5pm and Thursdays through Saturdays 11am-4pm. S.D. Foundation Announces Opening of the Outdoors Grant Cycle - The San Diego Foundation today announced the

availability of grant funding through the Opening the Outdoors Program. The 2019 grant cycle will prioritize nonprofit projects that protect and connect outdoor spaces and improve access to nature, especially for the San Diego region’s most park-poor and underserved communities. As indicated by the regional park finder tool, Get Outside San Diego, there are more than 1,100 parks within our region, highlighting the many opportunities to access the spectacular natural amenities in San Diego County. However, according to The San Diego Foundation Parks for Everyone report, many low-income, ethnically diverse communities have limited access to parks and open spaces. The Opening the Outdoors program serves to close this gap and invest in long-term solutions that ensure all San Diego youth grow up with equitable access to nature and the outdoors. To be considered for the 2019 grant cycle, eligible organizations must send a Letter of Interest by March 6 for projects ranging from $25,000 to $65,000 that address at least one of the following goals: 1. Create and sustain new natural amenities in lowincome communities where access to green space is most limited, as defined in resources such as the Parks for Everyone report and Parks for All Californians. 2. Build community support for timely public policies or funding measures that will significantly expand more equitable access to green space in communities with greatest needs. 3. Implement programs that create recurring opportunities for youth from communities with low park access to positively engage in nature. For more information about The San Diego Foundation Opening the Outdoors Program, or to apply for one of the available grants, visit

Humane Society March Events & Activities – These are the fun activities and events where you can make a difference for animals in San Diego as you enhance your relationship with your pet. Wildlife Friendly Gardening, Saturday, March 2, 9:30-11am; at the San Diego

Woman’s Club of Vista Shares Their 2018 Successes and 2019 Plans – The Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC recentlycompleted reports show that members of that club worked many hours as volunteers and philanthropists at non-profit organizations in North County to improve their communities, and the total for 2018 is 10,700 hours of volunteering by their 47 members. The statistics compiled by the Club in January show members donated with their hearts and hands to benefit Operation HOPE-Vista, Vista Community Clinic, Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, Meals with Love, Blue Star Families, Gently Hugged, the Women’s Resource Center, Only Losers Litter, Brother Benno’s, and many other local non-profits. Projects include baby showers, crocheting blankets, collecting supplies for schools, selling Moonlight Opportunity tickets, and collecting gently-used baby clothes. Members enjoy donating personally to Heifer International, collecting over $4,000 in 2018. This project is promoted by the Club President Judy Pantazo.

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The Pastor Says . . .

For many, the season is focused on the question, “What did you give up for Lent?” You may have sacrificed coffee or candy or beer or some other “luxury,” perhaps even Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Pastor Tom Fry (Retired) Church of the Nazarene

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campus; $10/person. Paws and Paperbacks on Thursday, March 14 from 4:30-5:30pm, San Diego campus; $10/child; for children ages 6-11. Pet Pals, Friday, March 15, 4:30-6pm, S.D. campus; $10/child, ages 6-11. Paint Your Pet’s Portrait, Saturday, March 16, 10am1pm; $60/participant; at Oceanside Campus, Airport Road. Behavior & Training Lecture: Happily Ever After With Your Cat; Monday, March 18, 6-7:30pm; S.D. Campus; $10/person; space limited. Pet Talk: Pet Nutrition, Thursday, March 21, 6-7:30pm, S.D. Campus; $10/person; space limited. Spring Animal Adventure Camp, Monday-Friday, March 25-29, 9am-3pm; S.D. Campus; $250/child, ages 5-13. There are many other events happening throughout San Diego County, too numerous to list; check them out on the website at or call the Humane Society at 619.299.7012.

In just a few days, on March 6, the Christian Season of Lent will begin. There are different ways of counting the days, but the season lasts 40 days and concludes during Holy Week, depending on how the days are counted. The original purpose of Lent was a time of instruction, introspection and spiritual discipline, for converts to Christianity leading to their baptism into the faith on Easter.

Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God through a concentrated time of self examination, reflection, repentance and fasting in preparation for the coming of Easter. The 40 days of Lent are a reminder of the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness and was tempted by Satan.

Lately, people have been “giving up by giving away.” They give up something tangible that they can share with someone else. A friend collected paperback mysteries by a favorite author. It took years to get a complete collection. Then, one year, he sold the entire collection to help a missionary begin a work overseas.

For the past two years, I have purged my closet. You don’t need nearly as many clothes in retirement. The first year it was easy to part with 40 pieces of clothing, the second year a little tougher. This year will be challenging, but I am committed to doing it. My wife says it can be done just with ball caps and T Shirts from various events.

I give the clothes to an organization that helps men overcome addictions, get back on their feet and find employment. I like to think some of my neckties have helped a deserving gentleman get a job One piece of clothing each day for 40 days. Give up by giving away. It’s a great way to celebrate Lent.

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San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones

S an Marcos Mayor delivers her inaugural State

of the City Address

San Marcos, CA –On Tuesday, Feb. 26 as part of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce’s Business Awards, I had the honor of presenting my inaugural State of the City Address,

After serving for more than a decade on the San Marcos City Council, it is with tremendous pride that I and your city council have the opportunity to reflect back on our community’s progress, and to set the tone for the coming year,

Presented at California State University San Marcos to an audience packed with leaders, entrepreneurs, non-profits, local businesses, residents and others devoted to San Marcos, the address outlined progress in the areas of public safety,

economic and community development, traffic and transportation, and other quality of life issues.

By embracing the hometown qualities that attract young families, celebrating education, welcoming business and partnering with our community, our city is transitioning from a “drive-through” community to a “drive –to” destination. The priorities of the city are safety, economic development, and ensuring future generations experience the same quality of life or better that residents enjoy today.”

The 2019 State of the City Address will be rebroadcast on San Marcos TV during the month of March on Cox Communications Channel 19, Timer Warner Cable Channel 24, AT&T U-Verse Channel.

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido!

I had my first “Meet the Mayor” this week at Cute Cakes on Grand Avenue. Thank you CC for hosting. We had about 30 people attend and it was a very open forum.

Some of the comments were issues that related to a city service e.g. an abandoned car in a neighborhood. We took notes and passed them on to the appropriate city staff. As a quick note, I want to remind folks that the city website has a way to regis-

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In March, the Club will present “Women of Achievement” to honor women in our community. This new event will be held at the Vista Historical Society and will include food, vendors, and raffle baskets. Tickets are available at The Club is also looking forward to Donation Day on May 8 when local non-profits will receive donations from the Club. Members will nominate an organization that will send a representative to share a celebration luncheon, accept the award, share about their organization’s work, and tell how the donation will be used. This year, the Club will award $12,000 in scholarships to students at six local high schools who will be recognized at the Club’s June 12 meeting. Students share their school experiences and where they plan to attend school. The Club’s Night Owls group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm at Thai One On. This group supports the projects of the Club but is geared to the Club’s members who are working during the day. Contact All meetings of the friendly and ambitious Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC are open to everyone. The Club welcomes new members. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at Shadowridge Golf Club at 10:30am for lunch. For reservations contact Karen Keusseyan 919-847-2786,, or Talk and Demo with Musician at the CCAE Center Museum! – The Center Museum at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, announces a talk and demo with musician Kishi Bashi on

ter those issues and I can attest the staff reads them and acts on every one.

But most of the comments were part of a larger discussion as to which direction the city should go in. I felt like we were all neighbors talking about our neighborhood. I really enjoyed it and as you can imagine some great ideas were presented. I would encourage you to attend next month’s meeting at Interfaith. Semper Fi, Mac

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter During my twenty years on the City Council and the last eight years as Mayor, I’ve seen us come a long way in achieving our defined goals, and while there are still many challenges, I’m proud of what we have accomplished together in positioning Vista for a better future.

I look forward to continuing this work of building our community and creating opportunity as I enter my third term of service as your Mayor. Vista is rich in a diversity of cultures and experiences. In my conversations with community members, I have been energized by how much our

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residents care about our city and how much they want to be a part of Vista’s success.

Our community wants a government that is approachable, transparent, and responsive, and I am committed to delivering on those fronts. I remain steadfast in staying engaged with our residents and businesses. Please continue to stay involved or if you are not, consider doing so. Volunteer. Get informed. Call us, write, or email us. Sign up for the Vista News Center’s weekly news updates ( or follow the City on social media, attend a City Council meeting or watch the live broadcast of the meeting on the City’s website.

Communicating With Our Elected Officials. Join us here every week! Oceanside • Mayor Peter Weiss

On Monday, March 4, the City of Oceanside will host a community workshop at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on the Draft Energy and Climate Action Element (ECAP) and Draft Climate Action Plan (CAP).

Along with the Draft Economic Development Element, these two documents comprise the first phase of the City’s comprehen-

sive General Plan Update. Together, the ECAP and CAP outline a vision for a sustainable future that involves enhanced energy efficiency, greater access to clean and renewable energy, more mobility options, an expanded urban forest, local food sourcing, and less reliance on non renewable resources.

Please join us to learn more about the ECAP and CAP and to share your ideas for building a sustainable community

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Sunday, March 3rd, at 2pm in the Museum. Join musician, Kishi Bashi, as he discusses his songfilm, Omoiyari, and personal quest to create music in locations relevant to Japanese incarceration. Admission to the gallery talk and photography lecture is $10.00, and Center members are $5.00 which includes admission into the Museum. Tickets are available for purchase online: Get your tickets before they sell out. This program is in conjunction with the Museum’s two winter exhibitions: Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams and Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066. These exhibitions are on view through March 10th. Museum Hours: Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm, closed Monday-Wednesday. General Museum Admission: Adults $8.00, Seniors and Students $5.00, Center members, Military and children under 12 are free. CCAE is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. •••• A wonderful weekend of basketry and gourd classes Weekend in the Garden, San Diego Botanical Garden, Encinitas CA May 4-5, 2019 All classes open for registration on line. Details and information

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ities like printing, photo editing, tax prep, etc. using Internet apps. So who needs a PC anyway? Most of us do.

Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory

www. "San Diego's Best Computer Store 2017-18" Union Tribune readers poll

Do you really even need a PC?

90% of American homes have at least one PC (desktop or notebook) and nearly all of them are connected to the Internet. Most are connected through a traditional broadband service; some use cell phone service and a few still use dial-up. Smart phones today outsell PCs by a margin of five to one, but, the average lifespan of a smart phone is less than two years while the average age of a home based notebook or desk PC is over six years. Almost everything you do on the Internet can be done on a smart phone or tablet. It’s even possible to perform most traditional stand- alone (off line) activ-

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stant failures to befriend him, his coworkers smiled at me and told me "don't feel bad, everybody's tried to be his friend but most everyone has failed." Seems everyone wants to have him as a friend and at first I just thought he was arrogant but I found the exact opposite to be true. They told me he's always helping the homeless or some charity like the Rady's Children's Hospital.

As a first-time writer, I have to say I love Tom Morrow's column. He's amazing and has very interesting topics from the short time I've become a reader. If I'm not mistaken, this is the same Tom Morrow who used to write for the old North County Times Newspaper. If so, he hasn't lost his touch. Best wishes for everyone here at your paper. San Marcos resident, Mr. Tee Teerayut.

Editor’s Note: You are correct, Tom Morrow formerly wrote for the North County Times as well as the Blade Tribune and many other publications; in addition, he’s a noted author with several great novels to his credit,

While you might be able to do just about everything using the miniscule touchpad and eyesquinting 7 inch screen on your smart phone, wouldn’t you rather sit in a comfortable chair with a full size keyboard, a friendly mouse and a giant screen while you browse the web, watch a video, check your bank statement, shop Amazon or Email your sister? Sure you would.

Having a home PC (desktop or notebook) hooked up with a friendly mouse, keyboard and decent sized monitor is more than a convenience; it’s a necessity for most of us. A home Internet workstation doesn’t need to take up a lot of space or cost a lot of money. We can provide a perfectly adequate home “refurb” Internet workstation fully equipped for as little as $150. It will have an office suite, antivirus and cruise the Internet just as fast as any other PC. Having a spare Internet workstation can also come in handy when guests and relatives ask to use your PC. Another cool home PC alternative is the AIO (all in one). If cords and cables drive you nuts this is the answer. With built in WiFi and Blue Tooth and a wireless key-

board/mouse, the only wire you need is the power cable to the house current. We have a full range of performance in these 22 and 24 inch beauties with your choice of Windows 7 or 10 They are priced from under $300 to the just over $500. Last week a customer traded in an almost new Dell AIO (all-in-one) with Windows 10 for a 5 year old Windows7 Dell “corporate refurb.” The five year old “corporate” Dell was more than twice as fast as the “retail” PC trade-in, of better quality and had the Windows 7 that he preferred. Dell, HP and others sell brand new “bargain” PCs in retail stores like Best Buy, Costco, etc, that are actually slower than PCs they sold 10 years ago. They do it in recog-

nition of the fact that the relatively unsophisticated shoppers who buy the low end retail PCs are primarily interested in using them to connect to the Internet where speed simply doesn’t matter. It only becomes a problem when users attempt stand- alone or offline tasks where speed may be very important. So buyer beware, those bargain priced Dell or HP PCs featured at your local Big Box store may actually be slower than the old PC you are replacing.

Stop in and talk to us before you make your next PC purchase decision. We should be able to help you be sure you get exactly what you need and save you some money in the bargain.

Death Notices

Mary L. Landes, 88, of Escondido, CA., passed away on February 18, 2019. Tearance Sisk, 85, of Escondido, CA., passed away on February 18, 2019.

Antonia Gonzalez, 49, of Valley Center, CA., passed away on February 19, 2019. Rodrick Henry Mercer, 70, of Encinitas, CA., passed away on February 18, 2019. Accu-Care Cremation, Carlsbad Jimmy W. Miles, 86, of Escondido, CA., passed away on February 25, 2019.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9003790 The name of the business: Constant Gems, Constant Quartz, located at 380 S. Melrose Dr. Suite 363, Vista, CA. 92081 This business is registered by: NLP Worldwide Inc. 380 S. Melrose Dr. Suite 363 Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 1/1/19. /s/ Chad Soren, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/11/2019 2/21, 2/28, 3/07 & 3/21/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9003601 The name of the business: Bear Auto Sales, located at 615 San Dieguito Dr., Encinitas, CA. 92024. This business is registered by: Gary Reamer Enterprises, Inc. 615 San Dieguito Dr Encinitas, CA. 92024 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Gary Reamer, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/08/2019 2/21, 2/28, 3/07 & 3/21/2019

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9001442 The name of the business: Teen Roots Coaching, located at 3537 El Paso Alto, Vista, CA. 92084. This business is registered by: Autumn Marie Pelote 3537 El Paso Alto Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a /s/ Autumn Marie Pelote Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/16/2019 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 & 3/07/2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9001676 The name of the business: L&B Sales, located at 9625 Black Mountain Rd., St. 315H, San Diego, CA. 92126 This business is registered by: Diana Marie and Richard George Durrell 33391 Nicholas Common Temecula, CA. 92592 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business: n/a. /s/ Diana Marie Durrell Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/18/2019. 2/07, 2/14, 2/21 & 2/28/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9003554 The name of the business: 1850 Realty, 1850 Escrow-A Non-Independent Broker Escrow, 1850 Realty Limited Function Referral Office, located at 904 W. San Marcos Blvd., #4, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Consolidated Collaborations 904 W. San Marcos Blvd., #4 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 2/6/14. /s/ Eric Farrar, Vice President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/07/2019 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 & 3/07/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9003222 The name of the business: Pacific Edge Insurance Agency, located at 1938 Kellogg Avenue, Carlsbad, CA., 92008. This business is registered by: Steven Douglas Whitley 3830 Margaret Way Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 5/31/06 /s/ Steven Douglas Whitley Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/05/2019 2/28, 3/07, 3/21 & 3/28/2019


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9002013 The name of the business: Bespoke Bridal Studio, Bee’s Pocket Tees, located at 1159 Montura Rd., San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is registered by: Brooke Elyse Karras 1159 Montura Rd. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: 10/01/18 /s/ Brooke Elyse Karras Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/24/2019. 2/07, 2/14, 2/21 & 2/28/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9001985 The name of the business: Maui Hawaiian BBQ, located at 2455 Vista Way, Ste D, Oceanside, CA. 92054. This business is registered by: Maui Hawaiian BBQ 2455 Vista Way Ste D Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business: 1/23/19. /s/ Thaniya Ryan, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/23/2019. 2/07, 2/14, 2/21 & 2/28/2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9002784 The name of the business: Silver Ribbon Studio, located at 9299 Cedar Trails Ln., Valley Center, CA. 92082. This business is registered by: Heather Marie Palenscar 9299 Cedar Trails Ln. ValleyCenter, CA. 92082 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: 1/31/19 /s/ Heather Marie Palenscar Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/31/2019. 2/07, 2/14, 2/21 & 2/28/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9002615 The name of the business: AM PM Maintenance Service, located at 1301 Panorama Ridge Rd., Oceanside, CA. 92056. This business is registered by: Mithu Maswood 1301 Panorama Ridge Rd. Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: 5/23/07 /s/ Mithu Maswood Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/29/2019. 2/07, 2/14, 2/21 & 2/28/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9002093 The name of the business: Artisan Building Contractor, located at 251 James St., Escondido, Ca. 92027. This business is registered by: Alex Simakani 251 James St. Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: 1/24/18 /s/ Alex Simakani Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/24/2019. 2/07, 2/14, 2/21 & 2/28/2019

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9003487 The name of the business: Smith & Harris Auto Clinic located at 3802 Celeste Drive, Oceanside, CA. 92056. This business is registered by: Jason Dewitt and Yolanda Judith Harris 3802 Celeste Drive Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business 2/07/2019 /s/ Jason Dewitt Harris Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/07/2019 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 & 3/07/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9003271 The name of the business: House of Sacred Flame, located at 3325 San Pasqual Trail, Escondido, CA. 92025, This business is registered by: House of Sacred Flame, LLC 3325 San Pasqual Trail Esondido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 2/06/2014 /s/ Marie M. Cunning, Managing Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego0 on 2/05/2019 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 & 3/07/2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9003153 The name of the business: Brian and Sons Plumbing, located at 811 N. Ditmar St., Oceanside, CA. 92054. This business is registered by: Aaron Brodowski 811 N. Ditmar St. Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a /s/ Aaron Brodowski Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/04/2019 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 & 3/07/2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9003533 The name of the business: Vista Body Art Tattoo Studio, Escondido Body Art Tattoo Studio, located at 2540 S. Santa Fe AVe., Vista, CA 92084. This business is registered by: Obed Mejia 2542 S. Santa Fe Ave. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 4/30/10 /s/ Obed Mejia Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/07/2019 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 & 3/07/2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9004231 The name of the business: Tropical Illusion Palapas, located at 127 Smilax Rd., Vista, CA. 92083-8201. This business is registered by: Robert Daniel Sotelo 605 North Nevada Ct. Apt B Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 11/05/18. /s/ Robert Daniel Sotelo Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/15/2019 2/28, 3/07, 3/14 & 3/21/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9004582 The name of the business: True North Associates, located at 9988 Hibert Street #150, San Diego, CA. 92131. This business is registered by: Kara Marie Courtney 300 Carlsbad Village Drive #223 Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a /s/ Kara Marie Courtney Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/21/2019 2/28, 3/07, 3/21 & 3/28/2019

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NOTICE OF WAREHOUSEMAN'S LIEN & PUBLIC SALE CERTIFIED MAIL - RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED THE ESTATE OF RAYMOND M LARA 155 LAS FLORES DR 99 SAN MARCOS, CA 92069 THE ESTATE OF MODESTA M LARA 155 LAS FLORES DR 99 SAN MARCOS, CA 92069 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THE ESTATE OF RAYMOND M LARA and THE ESTATE OF MODESTA M LARA are in default of payment of the charges and expenses described below for storage of the goods described below on the property of Vista Meadows Mobile Home Park, 155 South Las Flores Drive AKA 155 Las Flores Drive, Space 99, San Marcos, CA 92069, from July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018. This notice constitutes a demand for payment of all charges, expenses and costs listed below. PAYMENT MUST BE MADE WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS FROM THE TIME YOU RECEIVE THIS NOTICE, AND UNLESS PAYMENT IS RECEIVED BY THE UNDERSIGNED, THE LISTED GOODS WILL BE ADVERTISED FOR SALE AND SOLD BY AUCTION, PURSUANT TO COMMERCIAL CODE SECTION 7210(b)(2) ON March 11, 2019, AT 11:00 AM AT: Vista Meadows Mobile Home Park 155 South Las Flores Drive, Space 99 San Marcos, CA 92069 The goods referred to herein are described as: Mobilehome: 1974 CELTIC CANYONCREST Serial Number(s): 51324 Decal Number(s): AAP4060 The amounts due and payable for storage of the goods are as follows: Storage Charges for the period from July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018: $613.09. In addition to the Storage Charges set forth above, Vista Meadows Mobile Home Park claims the amount of Sixteen Dollars and Seventy-Seven Cents, ($16.77) per day from September 1, 2018, to the date of the aforementioned sale of the goods, and for the reasonable expenses in the amount of $850.00 for this proceeding to enforce the lien. DATED: February 1, 2019 By: /s/ Maryann Tran Authorized Agent for Vista Meadows Mobile Home Park 714-480-6828 2/21, 2/28/19 CNS-3219341# THE PAPER

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9001477 The name of the business: Silver Mesa Nursery, LLC, located at 1037 Buena Vista Dr., Vista, 92081. This business is registered by: Silver Mesa Nursery, LLC 1898 Alta Vista Dr. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 1/01/18 /s/ Vincent M. Hicks, Manager Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/17/2019 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 & 3/07/2019


The Planning Division Manager of the City of San Marcos has considered the proposed project and does intends to APPROVE the Director’s Permit DP18-0033 on March 11, 2019. Project No.: DP18-0033 Applicant(s): John Skala, Anytime Fitness Request: Director’s Permit to allow for a 7,511 sq. ft. fitness gym within an existing shipping center in the Neighborhood Commercial (NC) zone within the Richland Neighborhood. Environmental Determination: In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City of San Marcos did find the project Categorically Exempt (EX 19008) pursuant to Section 15301 Class 1 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), in that this is a minor alteration of an existing facility. Location of the Property: 1234 E. Mission Rd., more particularly described as: Parcel D of Parcel Map 6024, 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, June 8, 1977 as File No. 77224861 of official records. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 226-071-09-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Susan Vandrew Rodriguez, Associate Planner, by calling 760-744-1050 extension 3237, or via email 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 21, 2019). 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 The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92069, or call 760-744-1050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 02/28/19.

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