The Real King of Rock n’ Roll
Volume 44 - No. 08
February 20, 2014
by Kent Ballard
I'm an armchair historian. I love reading it and listening to it from the people who were there at the moment it happened. And not just military history, but all kinds of events.
"Son of the Morning Star" taught me that George Armstrong Custer was not a wise cavalry leader in 1876, but a decade before that he was considered a genius. Custer was simply a great Civil War officer. Put bluntly, he simply believed he was immortal. The Sioux and Cheyenne proved him wrong. I spoke personally, as a teenage kid, to the man who remembered the day they shot the last wild bear in my home county.
"The Great Influenza," a book that should be required reading in high schools, taught me the utter horror of a worldwide pandemic that medicine cannot fight. "A Night to Remember" taught me about human failure and helplessness in the face of disasters--that could have easily been prevented.
Below, Jerry Lee Lewis, right, Elvis Presley, all others, the King of Rock n’ Roll, Chuck Berry
"In Cold Blood" taught me that humans can be monsters. But I'm here now to rewrite history. And do it accurately. Elvis Presley was not the King of Rock n' Roll.
That statement will still get you a good beating in many places. But it's true. I maintain that Chuck Berry was--and perhaps The Paper - 760.747.7119
still is--the King of Rock n' Roll. He was cheated out of his title because he was black. Worse, he was black in 1950's America. Elvis was a great singer, a performer without peer,
and sold more records than either the Beatles or M i c h a e l Jackson if you count ALL of his rock, gospel, country, and live recordings combined.
He's in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame, naturally,
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but he's also in the Country & Western Hall of Fame, the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, AND the Gospel Hall of Fame (yes, such a thing really exists). So don't hate me for not loving Elvis. I was and am still in awe of that voice, that presence. I miss him terribly. But he never wrote a song. He performed songs written by other people. He had utterly no talent for songwriting or arrangement. I'm not even sure he could read music, let alone write it. Berry wrote most of the songs he performed, and wrote each and every one that became a juke box hit in the 1950's. His songs were so popular for years, so ahead of their time, that even the Beach Boys in the mid-60's copied his intro for "Johnny B. Goode" into their huge hit "Fun, Fun, Fun, ('Till Daddy Takes the T-Bird Away). Berry did not take that lightly,
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! From the Confessional
A Man walked into a Washington D.C. Catholic Church Confessional. He tells the Priest "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. Last night, I shot a Congressman."
The Priest responds: "My son, I'm here to forgive your sins, not discuss your community service work!"
"Frank, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there on the planet Earth? What happened to the dandelions, violets, milkweeds and stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect no-maintenance garden plan. Those plants grow in any type of soil, withstand drought and multiply with
and if you look at any recording of that song after 1968--it originally came out in '65--you will see Chuck Berry's name added to the writer's credits. I can only imagine, but I would assume quite a few greenbacks transferred hands as well.
Elvis shook his hips. Thankfully, he did it in time with his music. Otherwise he would have looked like someone with palsy. But Chuck Berry invented the still-famous "Duck Walk," a seemingly impossible way to move from stage right to stage left--and he did it gracefully, while making faces at the audience and a playin' a guitar like a-ringin' a bell. Many performers, both amateur and professional, have tried to copy Berry's famous crouched scootching across the stage--and fell flat of their asses. It is not as easy as Chuck made it look. It never was, and it still isn't. Find yourself a polished floor and try it. While wearing boots. And playing a guitar flawless-
abandon. The nectar from the long-lasting blossoms attracts butterflies, honey bees and flocks of songbirds. I expected to see a vast garden of colors by now. But, all I see are these green rectangles." St. FRANCIS: It's the tribes that settled there, Lord. The Suburbanites. They started calling your flowers 'weeds' and went to great lengths to kill them and replace them with grass.
GOD: Grass? But, it's so boring it’s not colorful. It doesn't attract butterflies, birds and bees; only grubs and sod worms. It's sensitive to temperatures. Do these Suburbanites really want all that grass growing there? ST. FRANCIS: Apparently so, Lord.They go to great pains to grow it and keep it green. They begin each spring by fertilizing grass and poisoning any other plant that crops up in the lawn.
GOD: The spring rains and warm weather probably make grass grow really fast. That must make the Suburbanites happy. ST. FRANCIS: Apparently not, Lord. As soon as it grows a little, they cut it sometimes twice a week.
ly. Then do it in tight 50's pants and '60's bell-bottoms. Personally, I think Chuck Berry knows how to defy the law of gravity. It certainly looks that way. Berry always did things his own way. There was the famous concert that featured both Berry and his crazed southern rival, Jerry Lee Lewis. Both managers had told their performers they would go onstage last, using the "secondary act" as an opening for them. And things came to a head immediately. Lewis was not known for his fandom of Berry. When the confrontation devolved into a shouting and pushing match, Berry said they could settle this in a hurry--by a fistfight. Whoever won would go on last. Jerry Lee said, "Let's go," and despite the howls from their managers the two performers went into a side room and locked the door behind them. Chuck Berry came out first. After a moment or two, a bleeding and
GOD: They cut it? Do they then bale it like hay? ST. FRANCIS: Not exactly, Lord. Most of them rake it up and put it in bags.
GOD: They bag it? Why? Is it a cash crop? Do they sell it? ST. FRANCIS: No, Sir, just the opposite. They pay to throw it away.
GOD: Now, let me get this straight. They fertilize grass so it will grow. And, when it does grow, they cut it off and pay to throw it away? ST. FRANCIS: Yes, Sir.
GOD: These Suburbanites must be relieved in the summer when we cut back on the rain and turn up the heat. That surely slows the growth and saves them a lot of work.
ST.. FRANCIS: You aren't going to believe this, Lord. When the grass stops growing so fast, they drag out hoses and pay more money to water it, so they can continue to mow it and pay to get rid of it.
bruised Jerry Lee Lewis came staggering out. He took a few swigs--some say more--from a bottle handed to him by someone. And then went on to perform a rock concert that is legendary to this day. You can see the recreation of this moment in "Great Balls of Fire," a movie that is frighteningly accurate in it's good, bad, and weird sides of Lewis. I mean, who the hell else would douse the piano they were playing with flammable liquids and toss a match into it, then play like a demon from the netherworld and finish with a screaming standing ovation while theater workers shot fire extinguishers into the piano before it collapsed into the floor. All of this simply because Chuck Berry, as Lewis later recalled on a live talk show, "Beat me like a redheaded step-child. He won fair and square. By the time he was done beating me, I was seeing stars and
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GOD: What nonsense. At least they kept some of the trees. That was a sheer stroke of genius, if I do say so myself. The trees grow leaves in the spring to provide beauty and shade in the summer. In the autumn, they fall to the ground and form a natural blanket to keep moisture in the soil and protect the trees and bushes. It's a natural cycle of life. ST. FRANCIS: You better sit down, Lord. The Suburbanites have drawn a new circle. As soon as the leaves fall, they rake them into great piles and pay to have them hauled away.
GOD: No!? What do they do to protect the shrub and tree roots in the winter to keep the soil moist and loose? ST. FRANCIS: After throwing away the leaves, they go out and buy something which they call mulch. They haul it home and spread it around in place of the leaves. GOD: And where do they get this mulch? ST. FRANCIS:
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So far in the 2014 mayoral race, I have received the following from the Wohlford family: Dana Wohlford Encinitas $100 Burnet B. Wohlford $100 B.F. Wohlford Rancho Santa Fe $100 Elizabeth B. Wohlford $100
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telling him he could go onstage whenever the hell he wanted to."
But while lurching out to the stage, Jerry Lee plotted his revenge. After playing the fiery grand piano, he walked out to a thunderous ovation and with the stage workers still trying to put out the flames, he passed Berry waiting in the wings and said, "Top THAT, Chuck."
And Chuck did. Year after year, in concert after concert, in nation after nation. Chuck Berry and his ringin' guitar brought audiences to their feet, screaming, howling, applauding, and pretty much in a state of delirium. He's been awarded with honors and medals throughout the world, has played in every country I can think of save for North Korea, and even in nonEnglish-speaking countries he still packed them in. They didn't give a hoot about the words. It was the sheer rock, the rhythm, the superb guitar playing, and the fact they all knew they were watching a performer who never played by the rules. A living legend. That, in essence, is the beauty and the madness of Rock n' Roll. And don't you try to lie to me. You've felt that madness as much as I have. Several times. Long live Rock n' Roll.
And, God willing, Chuck Berry too. Kent
Point and Counterpoint
The battle for Escondido Mayor’s Chair has begun in earnest.
Hizzoner, Mayor Sam Abed sought to head off criticism of his and Councilmember John Massons receipt of $4100, $2050 from Pacific Land Investments before a vote on an issue concerning Pacific Land Investments and $2050 from after the vote, which benefited Pacific Land Investments.
Mayor Abed alleged: Olga (Diaz - Deputy Mayor and announced candidate for Mayor Sam’s seat) has changed her votes several times after receiving donations. She reversed her vote on a CUP issue after George Weir made a donation to her campaign; she received $1200 from the Wohlford family and then reversed her vote which then kept water rates down, another $2000 from Grangetto’s. The Paper researched the records and found Mayor Abed’s math not quite accurate. We wrote to him:
Thank you for the prompt response, Sam; really appreciated. I was looking for the $1200 donation figure where you alleged Olga had received $1200 from the Wohlford family prior to June, 2013. However, there appears to be a miscalculation in your figures.
The total year to date contributions to Olga from the Wohlford family totaled $656, not the $1200 you referenced, nor the $912 you referenced on the Form 460 which you submitted to me. You accidentally added the $255.59 that was already accounted for in the year-todate cumulative totals. I will update the figures and acknowledge that Olga did, indeed, receive $100 more in donations than the $300 she told me by phone.
The Author, Kent Ballard, is a frequent contributor to The Paper. He lives in Indiana.
She maintains, however, that she did not reverse her vote, that she always had supported low water rates. Deputy Mayor responded: Lyle and Sam:
Clearly I was off by one Wohlford and $100 when I talked to you last week, Lyle. I apologize for my inaccuracy in a phone conversation where you caught me off guard by asking me to respond to a series of accusations made by Sam. I should have said "let me see and get back to you" but instead I answered as best I could in the moment. You'll notice, even then, I was more accurate than Sam.
Sam seems to be going beyond our current race and referencing the equivalent Wohlford contributions that I received (completely unsolicited) when I ran for re-election in 2012. Since I raised more than I spent (as a fiscally prudent candidate), I rolled over a total of $3,900 from my council reelection account to my newly formed Mayoral account. The money rolled over had to be attributed equivalently by original source and some of the funds are referenced to wohlford, weir, grangetto and anyone else who contributed to my 2012 race during the final reporting period. The reason I have a professional campaign accountant is so that all reports are completed accurately and independently of myself.
In total, for 2012 re-election, I received 400 from the Wohlfords. In total for 2014 mayoral race, I have received 400 from the Wohlfords. Sam's calculations and accusations are, as usual, misrepresented or misunderstood. Even combining two separate elections cycles in different races, there is not $1,200 from the Wohlfords. Sam is attempting to deflect criticism of his contributions. Notice he started with a completely inaccurate press release about my donors and went on to get defensive when suddenly faced with backlash for his questionable math. Mayor Sam went on to allege:
The vote reversal was on George Weir CUP, she received $1,100. She has always voted against Weir and harshly criticized him publicly in the past. After the donation she voted in favor for the first time. As for the last water rate hearing (she also received $2000 from Ed Grangetto) and strongly advocated to go beyond keeping the Agricultural rate low, that is to reduce the Ag. rate below cost and that would have been a violation of Prop 218 cost recovery. Thank you for your thor-
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With reference to the allegations regarding the George Weir donations, Diaz said: Lyle:
George and Cindy have never been anything but nice to me.
I can't remember ever voting against a road improvement project (most of which are completed by Weir or Southland) and George has come before the council twice for CUP modifications. The first was for an expansion of capacity, the second was for plant modernization that resulted in a slight capacity increase due to efficiency of new equipment. In 2012, Cindy Weir donated: 10/29/2012 $540.00
By the time that donation came in, I didn't end up using it and so those dollars were part of what rolled into the 2014 campaign. So far during my 2014 campaign cycle, the Weirs have not donated anything to my campaign. I honestly don't know how Sam came up with 1,100.
And so it goes. Point and counterpoint between Mayor Sam Abed and his chief challenger, Deputy Mayor Olga Diaz. But there is a larger issue here, it seems to me. The $4100 campaign limit.
Former City Council Member Kris Murphy, now living in Alabama, recently stated on Facebook, “(Voters should) Petition the Council to reduce the limit....then circulate an initiative. If I wanted to be elected to your Council, that is what I would do. You now have SEEN the fallout from the change.” We agree with Kris. I am VERY uncomfortable with the $4100 campaign limit. To me, it limits political support to the 'big guys' - the corporate world. The average voter is shut out at the polls (again) by the influence peddlers (and receptors).
Though technically legal, it just flat out doesn't look kosher for our candidates to be receiving this kind of money from any one entity, be it individual or corporate. A petition is in order. Probably too late for this election (maybe not) . . . but it needs to be done. I think the $4100 limit is disgraceful. We’re surprised that Olga
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Carlsbad: Hit and Run
On Wednesday, February 12th, at 10:51 p.m. the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to a hit and run traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian riding a skateboard in the area of Palomar Airport Rd and Carlsbad Blvd.
The victim was located in the roadway along southbound Carlsbad Blvd just north of Island Way, where he eventually succumbed to his injuries after life-saving measures were attempted. His identification is being withheld pending notification by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. Witnesses reported that the suspect vehicle was described as a silver Chrysler sedan that was observed leaving the area southbound Carlsbad Blvd at a high rate of speed. The vehicle and the driver were later located at 6550 Ponto Dr. The driver who was arrested is identified as a 17 year old female. This investigation is being con-
Man About Town
What a fantastic Mixer the Escondido Chamber of Commerce featured last Thursday evening! Hosted by the Escondido Education Foundation, we saw a turnout of over 100 guests who feasted on delicious food treats all prepared by the Nutrition Department of the Escondido Union School District. The Board of Directors of the Escondido Education Foundation circulated throughout the room, smiles on full glow as they picked up used plates and tableware, made sure everyone was properly and well fed . . . and would often stop to visit with old friends. The Movers and Shakers of Escondido were there and not only was the food
ducted by the Carlsbad Police Traffic Division and is still ongoing.
Update: CARLSBAD, Calif.On Feb 12, the Carlsbad Police conducted a fatal hit and run investigation on Carlsbad Blvd north of Island Way. Through our crime scene investigation and thorough police work, we identified the suspect and her vehicle at 6550 Ponto Dr. The suspect, a 17 year old minor female, was arrested for vehicular manslaughter, felony DUI, and felony hit and run. She will be processed into the Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility for these charges. The identity of the victim is being withheld until the San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office makes notification to the victim’s family. Advisory: Intruder Alert - San Marcos
If you live in San Marcos, beware of a man who had been breaking into the bedrooms of
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superb but the company was equally so. Congratulations to both Katie Ragazzi, CEO of the Escondido Education Foundation, and Rorie Johnston, CEO of the Escondido Chamber. They did a mighty fine job. Very, very impressive. ••••• Good service is important to me and boy, did we ever get it last Wednesday evening. I got a call from my eldest son, Scott, who said his car had broken down, would not start. I headed over to E. Valley Parkway and Citrus Avenue, where the breakdown occurred, taking my battery charging cables with me. Nothing worked. Couldn’t get the shift lever out of park, coldn’t get the motor to turn over, yet the lights, horn, and radio all worked. Decided to call our trusty AAA and they responded within 20 minutes.
A fantastic young man named Sal (full name Salah) drove up in the Sky Towing Truck, located in Escondido. All smiles. We told him of the problem and he asked if he could try to start the car . . . to which we readily agreed. In a matter of minutes he had managed to move the shift lever out of park but the car still would not start. Tried his powerful portable battery charger . . . no luck. Cleaned the battery posts, tried again. No luck.
Letters to the Editor Political Donations
Especially in local elections, candidates should not be permitted to accept political donations from sources whose legal domicile is outside of the candidates’ jurisdiction.
Those legally qualified to vote in a jurisdiction, whether or not registered to vote, should be the only ones permitted to make campaign donations to candidates running for office in that jurisdiction. The decisions and voting record of elected officials in any city, county or state is always suspected if a large share of his or her campaign funding comes from sources outside that city, county or state. How can we have a high degree of trust that local elected representatives will place our
“Let me try one more thing,” he said. He tapped on the starter and had Scott turn the ignition. Voila! The car started. He offered to still tow the car to our mechanic at Advanced Auto but Scott decided to just drive it home. Then, to my amazement, Scott and Sal began to speak in Arabic. I didn’t know Scott could speak any Arabic. Turns out Sal, who lives in El Cajon and commutes to Escondido, is part of the Iraqi Chaldean community of El Cajon. He and Scott had a grand old time conversing in Arabic while I was totally out of the loop. Both Scott and I were totally awed by how helpful Sal was, how polite he was. I was so impressed I called AAA when I returned home and asked that Sal’s supervisor be alerted to what a professional he was. The next day I called Caesar, the owner/manager of Sky Towing and told him of how pleased we were. Caesar was, of course, pleased to hear about this as his is a fairly new company, having been in Escondido for only two years. No question but what I’d call Sky Towing if and when I had a towing need in Escondido. Class people, classy business. We were totally satisfied . . . with both AAA, Sky Towing, and their driver, Sal. Well done to Sal!
community’s interests foremost if we are concerned they are guided by influences from outside the community?
Some say restricting campaign funding infringes upon the constitutional right of free speech. If true, then campaign donations can come from anywhere. If true, why is there an investigation in San Diego questioning whether donations received by Bob Filner’s mayoral campaign may have originated in Mexico? Even if true that political donations can come from anywhere, it doesn’t necessarily mean candidates should accept those funds. We shouldn’t have to worry about tempters and the tempted in our government. /s/Sid Colquitt Escondido, CA.
Having a problem getting The Paper lately. Out at SanMarcos SeniorCenter and Kaiser too. Can you leave a few more at the center? I'm hooked and do not do well without my fix. Thanks,
/s/Barbara Turrentine San Marcos, CA.
••••• I told Joe Goncalvez that if we ate at his J&M Family Restaurant on E. Valley Parkway in Escondido more often he’d have to put me on the payroll.
We ate breakfast, lunch, breakfast, and dinner (the last two on Valentine’s Day) and, as usual, received prompt service from always smiling wait staff. We had Kathleen, Kimberly, and Brandi, all of whom gave us superb service and always with a great big smile.
I reckon Joe, his colleague, Charlies’ at Charlie Restaurant, and Ray Alto, owner of Jalapeno Grill and Lat Tapatia, have all figured out the secret to running successful restaurants. You hire really good people, train them well, treat them well, buy only the best food, cook it properly, serve it properly, and the customers will keep flocking back, and your staff will stay with you for years. That’s true of all three restaurants.
Newer to the Escondido resaurant scene is Mandy Bowman, who took over the Westside Cafe and turned it around quickly, and following the same basic formula the
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above fellas have followed. I reckon Mandy will be around for a long time with outstanding staff staying with her for years as well.
Chances are you’ll find the Man About Town and Ms. Madison at one of the above eateries on a fairly regular basis. We know good food, we know good restauteurs, we know good people. All of the above mentioned fall within those categories. ••••• As most of you have heard, Shirley Temple Black passed away last week at the age of 85. Cute little Shirley Temple, gone. It happens that Doug Best, genial host of Doug Best Swings on radio station KKSM, 1320 AM, has a neighbor by the name of Gloria DeMent who danced with Shirley Temple back in the day.
“I guess I was 9 or 10 when I danced with Shirley Temple, in "The Littlest Rebel," a story about the start of the Civil War. It took five days to film the birthday party we were in. She was very friendly and gracious as a young child but she didn't have much opportunity when we weren't working to interact
with us . . .she had her hair to do, makeup, and to study herlines,” said Gloria.
Ms. DeMent worked at most major studios during her career.
She was part of a group of child dancers known as the Meglin Kiddies, headed by a former Zigfield Follies dancer, Ethel Meglin. She opened her studio in the LA area during the Depression.
“My dad had a job, and we grew up in Beverly Hills . . . but that was back when a lot of poor people lived there. My family gave me dancing lessons and I was terrible at the beginning. One time about eight of us little girls had a tap dance routine, I suppose I was 7 or 8 years old, and I couldn’t remember what to do . . .so I just up and walked off the Paramount Theatre stage in frustration. Then I got to thinking about mom, who had spent the grocery money to buy me this cute little costume just for this role. Naturally, I felt bad.
I was very shy but I loved to dance . . . eventually I got good enough that I was invited to be part of the Meglin Kiddies group. I also had some other jobs . . . I was a stand-in for a star in a 1930 movie.
There was a famous movie star from Vista, Marilyn Knowlden. She was a star, I was not. I was just a dancer. She played in movies with all the leading stars such as Kathryn Hepburn, She later moved to Orange County, in Newport, where she still lives today. We are very close friends, I just talked to her Thursday.
We had a very lovely thing happen when we lived in the San Bernadino Mountains, near Lake Arrowhead; my husband's family owned a little village known as Blue Jay . . . on the mountain top. We had planned a big event called
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Alpine Days. Someone invited Shirley Temple to be guest of honor, and she showed up! All dressed in Austrian outfit . . . she was a big hit and we had a chance to revisit. By then I had a little baby girl Kathleen who lives in Vista now. We had a photo taken with Shirley Temple, Kathy, and my son, (who died at age 64). Holding our daughter, Kathy. We talked about the "Littlest Rebel" movie. She was very gracious, sweet and dear. This was, probably, sometime in the 1950’s.
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Soroptimists Receive $5,000 Grant for Human Trafficking Awareness Project
Soroptimist International of Vista (SI-Vista) received a $5,000 grant from the United Methodist Church Cable Trust to bring information and awareness about human trafficking in San Diego County. This grant allows SI-Vista to pay for Human Trafficking placards which promote awareness about this issue. They can be seen in 100 North County Transit buses, East and West routes. In addition, 10 Blue Line Trolleys display posters in the Metro Transit System along its Old Town to
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They cut down trees and grind them up to make the mulch. GOD: Enough! I don't want to think about this anymore. Katie, you're in charge of the arts. What movie have you scheduled for us tonight? ST. CATHERINE: 'Dumb and Dumber', Lord. It's a story about....
GOD: Never mind, I think I just heard the whole story from Frank. ••••• To help save the economy, the Government will announce next month that the Immigration Department will start deporting seniors (instead of illegals) in order to lower Social Security and Medicare costs.
San Ysidro International Border route. The placards and posters, in English and Spanish, provide information about human trafficking with a 24-hour local (1.619.666.2757) and national (1.888.373.7888) emergency rescue hotlines to report suspicious activities and/or possible victims of this horrendous crime.
SI-Vista, was at the forefront in addressing issues related to domestic violence many years ago, and since 2004 has spearheaded efforts to bring awareness of human trafficking in North County. As a result, the North San Diego County AntiHuman Trafficking Collaborative was formed in 2007. The Collaborative has quarterly meetings where members and guests share updates on their activities and expert speakers present current and new information on the multiple facets of human trafficking. The next meeting is Thursday, March 6, at 9am at the United Methodist Church (downstairs in the Fellowship Hall), 490 W. Melrose Avenue, Vista. This meeting’s speaker will be Guido Hijeneius, representing Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT). For more information about SI-Vista and/or the Collaborative, visit the website at www.soroptimistvista.org or e m a i l email@example.com.
L-R: Kaye Van Nevel (SIVista), Jean Cole (United Methodist Church) and Thoralinda Soyland, President of SI-Vista at the Club’s meeting recently where Jean Cole presented the $5000 check. DAR Honors Four Students for Essays on American History Contest
The Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), held their annual awards meeting and honored four local DAR American History/Christopher Columbus Essay contest students. Students read their winning essays to over fifty members, family and school personnel assembled for the occasion. Charla Boodry, chapter chair
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Well, Picabo is not just an athlete. She is now a nurse currently working at an Intensive Care Unit of a large metropolitan hospital.
Deputies responded to the first apartment at 5:13 a.m. when a 7-year-old girl reported finding a man kneeling by her bed. The man then ran out through a sliding glass door in the living room.
She is not permitted to answer the hospital telephones any longer. It caused too much confusion when she would answer the phone and say, Picabo, I.C.U. ••••• This pretty well sums it all up! The guys at the barber shop asked me what actress I would like to be stuck in an elevator with.
I told them the one who knows how to fix elevators. I'm old, tired and pee a lot •••••
Older people are easier to catch and will not remember how to get back home. I started
joined the Council Majority in supporting this unanimous vote and would love to hear her explanation of why she voted for it.
to cry when I thought of you. Then it dawned on me... oh, shoot... I'll see you on the bus. ••••• What’s In a Name?
Do you remember the famous Olympic skier Picabo Street (pronounced Pee-Ka-Boo)?
A husband says to his wife, "What would you do if I won Lotto?" She says, "I'd take half, then
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Two incidents were reported at an apartment complex in the 500 block of Rush Drive on Saturday, February 16th.
Just before 6:00 a.m., deputies got another call from the same apartment complex. A mother woke up and found a man lying on the floor next to the bed of her 8-year-old daughter. The mother chased the man out of the apartment.
Witnesses describe the intruder as a black man, between 5'7" to 5'9" tall, with scruffy facial hair, wearing a beanie, white tshirt and dark pants. Following an investigation, deptuties arrested a 23-yearold man for breaking into two apartment units in San Marcos and standing over two little girls and one mother as they slept. Witness descriptions led deputies to Dwayne Farrell, San Diego County Sheriff Bill
It is still early in the election year for Escondido but from the look and sound of things, it will become a heated campaign. Other questions loom:
Will former Escondido Chief of Police, Jim Maher, move back to Escondido and run for Mayor? Or Council? Are there any other candidates for Mayor? And, if so, will that water down the vote so much that it will skew the votes?
Who will be running in the newly created districts, opposing John Masson and Ed Gallo? This promises to be an interesting series of campaigns. We’ll keep our ears to the ground, though that is very uncomfortable and makes us look rather silly. ••••• Send your Letters to the Editor to: firstname.lastname@example.org Try to keep them to 250 words or less Gore announced Monday.
Escondido Council Majority Says OK to 99 Cent Store
The Esccondido City Council voted 3-2 last week to allow a 99 Cents Only store to open in the city’s downtown, despite zoning rules that prohibit fixed-price discount stores in that area.
A somewhat different council majority of Olga Diaz, John Masson and Mike Morasco carried the appeal from the Planning Commission denial, over-riding the two votes of Mayor Sam Abed and Council member Ed Gallo. The store will take over an Old Navy store that closed last month. The council majority felt there would be more to gain than having an empty store in the plaza. The majority felt benefits would bring jobs, sales tax revenue and more activity in a relatively quiet area. An estimated 12,000 customers per week will visit the store, officials said. Escondido and Vista are the only two local cities to take the unusual step of limiting where fixed-price discount stores can open.
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for the committee, and chapter regent, Wanda Prosser, presented certificates, medals, and monetary awards to
Pictured:Charla Boodry, Cori Becker Thomas, Alyssa Graff, Nathan Graff, Savannah Graff, Wanda Prosser
American History chapter winners Savannah Graff, 6th grade and Nathan Graff, 7th grade, both students at Coastal Academy; Cori Becker Thomas, 8th grade, student at St. Mary Star of the Sea; and Alyssa Graff, 9th Grade Christopher Columbus winner, student at Mission Vista High School. Cori and Alyssa were also winners at the district level and presented with a certificate and monetary award by Director, District XIV, Beverlee Stuart-Borok.
Kirk’s Column by Kirk Effinger
How Much Should Government be Involved in Private Enterprise?
I have never denied being an admirer of the City of San Marcos’ entrepreneurial bent. As both a resident and taxpayer I have been very appreciative of the city’s efforts through its investments in real estate, among other things, to provide quality services partly from revenue sources other than taxes. Recent controversies in Vista and Escondido over what types of retail establishments should be allowed to locate in the respective cities, and handwringing by San Marcos leaders on who or what are acceptable tenants in the recently acquired former Lowe’s building in the city-owned Creekside Marketplace cause me to question just how much government can successfully
Boys & Girls Club Volunteers Help at Alta Vista Gardens
Who knew weeding and landscaping could be so much fun?
Hannalei and Breeze Hill Elementary schools. This was the second time that Ms. Lundquist brought Torch Club volunteers to help out, and the kids were eager to come again. Meetings/Events Calendar
From left: Madison Watson, Joe Ibarra, Payton Boyer, Jeremiah Castillo, Orlando Martinez, Gianni Ibarra worked with staff member Jean Lundquist at Alta Vista Gardens to clear invasive ice plant.
Six Torch Club members from the Vista Boys & Girls Club recently volunteered to be Garden Groomers in the Children’s Garden at Alta Vista Gardens in Vista. The community-service oriented club members are dedicated to service to others above self and exploring the world around them through hands-on educational opportunities. The volunteers attend second through fifth grades at Maryland,
intervene into economies, however.
All three of these North County municipalities have city councils composed either entirely or at least by a majority of council members who steadfastly profess to be freeenterprise boosters. And yet, Vista and Escondido both recently entertained the notion that they should intervene on decisions whether to allow bargain stores into their towns--apparently fearing an impact on their civic image. San Marcos has a more complicated situation because of its status as real estate investor and landlord, but the reluctance of the city to consider certain possible tenants--Walmart and Target to name two--- for the aforementioned Lowe’s building seems to me to be at least partially the result of a similar mindset. Without lending too much space to the simplistic view of some that 99-cent stores and the like attract a certain clientele, I would point out that the reason those stores consider locating in these cities is because their market research indicates their customers are already there.
I would also point out that as a result of the hard economic climate we have all lived through these past several years, the
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San Marcos Theatre West Presents “Peter Pan” - The City of San Marcos Theatre West Youth Theater will present the musical production, “Peter Pan,” at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, starting tonight, February 20th, and the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. Show times are Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 6pm. The show features a cast of local actors aged 7 to 17. Ticket prices are $7 for youth/students/seniors and $10 for adults. Tickets for the 2pm show on Saturday are $7 for all ages. For more information, go to www.sanmarcos.net/theatrewest or call 760.744.9000. Genealogical Society to Meet on Saturday – The February meeting of the Escondido Genealogical Society will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at 11am at Vinz’s Wine Bar, 201 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido. Some members will present a talk about one of their ancestors. This is a no-host luncheon. Call 760.746.2186 for more info.
E-Waste Recycling Event to Benefit Homeless Animals – The Escondido Humane Society is hosting an E-Waste Recycling event on Saturday, February 22, from 10am to 4pm, with a portion of the proceeds
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benefitting the shelter’s animals. All Green Electronics Recycling is having this free e-waste collection event at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Items that will be collected include computers, monitors, televisions, cell phones, MP3 players, ink and toner cartridges, printers, microwaves, cables and wires, laptops, and mixed electronics. Batteries and light bulbs will not be accepted. Participants can help the environment and animals in need by recycling old electronics. For more information, call 800.780.0347.
Installation of New Officers at DUVCW Meeting - Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 (DUVCW) Nancy Hanks Lincoln Tent #5, will meet at 11am on Tuesday, February 25, in the Veterans Memorial War Building at Zoo Drive and Park Boulevard in Balboa Park, San Diego. CaliforniaNevada Department President Susan Zimmer will install the new officers for the Tent and there will be a short presentation on Black History as the program. For information, call 619.475.0153. Cameo Doll Club’s Show on March 1st – The Cameo Doll Club will have a show and sale on Saturday, March 1, from 10am to 3pm, at the Church of the Resurrection Parish Center, 1445 Conway Drive, Escondido. Featured are antique, original artist, modern and vintage dolls as well as doll clothing, supplies and accessories. Doll string will be available.
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each of the rail cars. The rail cars had no sanitation facilities and even more of the POWs died.
Environmental surroundings caused more deaths than the soldiers. All along the march, thousands of prisoners died from fatigue in the sweltering tropical heat, which caused even more deaths and sickness.
The Bataan Death March
It was arguably the largest and longest forced march of humans in known history. The transfer of American and Filipino prisoners 80 miles up the Bataan peninsula beginning April 9, 1942, ending a month later, took an undetermined death toll. Exact numbers may never be known due to the many prisoners who drifted off, blending into the civilian population as they marched along the road from Mariveles near Corregidor. After marching some 80 miles north to San Fernando, the prisoners were then crammed into unventilated box cars and taken by rail to Capas, where they then were forced to walk the final nine miles to Camp O’Donnell. Some 100 or more prisoners were stuffed into
The death toll “estimate” is between 2,500 to 10,000 Filipinos, along with 100 to 650 American prisoners. The high fatality rates of both military and civilians inflicted by the Japanese army was deemed a “war crime” by an Allied military commission after the War. The Japanese army was totally unprepared to handle as many as 80,000 prisoners. The brutality inflicted upon the American and Filipino prisoners was unimaginable. Trucks following the march, ran over prisoners who fell in the road. Those who collapsed from fatigue, hunger and thirst, too weak to continue, were shot or bayoneted by Japanese soldiers in what was known as the “clean-up crew.” Even those who managed to stay on their feet and continue walking were harassed with random bayonet stabs and beatings. The Japanese sol-
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Imagine if you will that we had a Mayor who was Muslim. And at the start of each Council meeting, overseen by that Mayor, there was a Moment of Reflection. Virtually every time, it was a Muslim prayer that invoked the name of Allah.
MOMENT OF REFLECTION: City Council agendas allow an opportunity for a moment of silence and reflection at the beginning of the evening meeting. The City does not participate in the selection of speakers for this portion of the agenda, and does not endorse or sanction any remarks made by individuals during this time. If you wish to be recognized during this portion of the agenda, please notify the City Clerk in advance.
I have not been able to find information on all the speakers, but Google tells me that at least 11 out of the 13 times we will be hearing from someone connected with Emmanuel Faith Community Church. Doesn’t it seem odd that at least 85% of the prayers will not only be from Evangelical Christians, but from people that go to the same church as the Mayor? Now if they invited people to speak in a way that was inclusive regardless of your faith, or lack thereof, it might work. But that isn’t how they deal with applicants. Those who choose the speakers make it clear that they want folks who are interested in “sharing the Lord’s heart.” I have done it twice, reading a non-religious poem each time, but the process of getting to do so was uncomfortable for me and completely ignored the possibility I might not share their beliefs. Details to come. (This is a reprint from 1/12/14.) News for the Social Butterfly? Send your press releases to: email@example.com
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Well that’s basically what goes on at our City Council meetings, though it’s a Christian mayor and the prayers evangelical, “exalting its central figure, the Lord Jesus Christ.” Now the law does not allow for such a specific prayer, but the City believes it has washed its hands of any responsibility for the ongoing flouting of the rules through a proviso in the City Council agenda:
Although the City does not “participate in the selection of speakers” they do select the person who makes the selection. And that person does not seem to move in a wide circle, religiously speaking. The list of speakers for the City Council Invocation 2014 has seven people scheduled to speak thirteen times, that’s through the June 25th meeting. (The rest of the year is “open” at this point.)
There are other considerations of course, including non-compete clauses in the center’s agreements with other retailers. But it is also the expectation of junior tenants that the center’s anchor tenants draw
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Dismissing a possible major draw to Creekside Marketplace because of traffic issues that could be cured by connecting Grand Avenue to Craven Road seems to me to be penny-wise and pound foolish. To be sure, economic elitism should play no part in a decision on who occupies the space.
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San Marcos city council members I have spoken to would have you believe the reasoning behind their disdaining Walmart and Target revolves principally around traffic concerns. That may be true but it begs the question of whether traffic wasn’t an issue when the city decided to build the center in the first place.
If traffic is a concern, the city should weigh the advantage of investing in the necessary road improvements to mitigate the traffic that would bring in producing a rent-paying and sales tax-generating tenant, as well as quite possibly enhancing the sales and consequent tax revenues to the city from other center businesses.
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She was one of the very few celebrities who remained a nice and humble person all her life.” Ms. Dement is 88 years old, will turn 89 in May. She is three years older than Shirley Temple. She remembers that the stuidos always put larger children with Shirley Temple so she looked even more diminuitive than she was. “She had remarkable gifts in acting says Ms. DeMent. Ms. DeMent lives about three doors away from Doug Best and his wife, Lorene, at the Redwood Terrace Retirement Community. They often have dinner together.
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Vista Charter School Changes - But Stays the Same
Mountain Peak Charter School in Vista has closed, but it reappeared with little changed except for its name. The school is operating in the same location on University Drive with the same teachers, administrators and almost all of the same students. The only real difference is the name: Mountain Peak has been absorbed by the National University Academy. School officials said it was a simple business decision
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designed to make greater use of available resources. By increasing the student count because of the merger cost efficiencies result, studies have shown. Now, instead of the original 600 former Mountain Peak Students there are over 1000 blended in with the former 700 +/- students from National University Academy. Mountain Peak closed on Jan. 24, and all but about 10 or 20 students have transferred to National University Academy, Heald said.
Lakeside Union School District granted a charter in 2008 to National University Academy, which operates several pro-
gram in different locations and is a partner with the nonprofit National University. All of Mountain Peak’s teachers have been hired by National University Academy. All administrators also have been hired and are needed to do the extra work that comes with the greater number of students, she said.
The Mountain Peak Board of Trustees still is active but will be dissolved in the near future, said Heald, who expects to be hired by National University Academy as a director.
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diers considered their prisoners to be “sub-human” because the prisoners had committed the unspeakable act of surrendering instead of dying in combat, which was a Japanese belief. Even after reaching Camp O’Donnell, prisoners continued to die at the rate of 30 to 50 per day. Most of the dead were buried in mass graves the Japanese had dug with bulldozers outside the barbed wire compound. The Bataan Death March was not known to the American public until January 1944, when sworn statements were released by the government of U.S. Army officers who had escaped.
General of the Army George Marshall said at the public disclosure, “… We serve notice upon the Japanese military and political leaders as well as the Japanese people that the future of the Japanese race itself, depends entirely and irrevocably upon their capacity to progress beyond their aboriginal barbaric instincts.” After the Japanese surrender, Gen. Masaharu Homma was held responsible for the Bataan Death March. A war crimes tri-
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How Do Court Reporters Keep Straight Faces?
These are from a book called Disorder in the Courts and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking place.
ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning? WITNESS: He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?' ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you? WITNESS: My name is Susan! ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact? WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks. ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active? WITNESS: No, I just lie there. ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth? WITNESS: July 18th.
bunal found him guilty. He was executed outside of Manila on April 3, 1946. It wasn’t until May 9, 2009, that the Japanese government formally apologized through its ambassador to the U.S. to all former American prisoners of war who suffered in the Bataan Death March. Unfortunately, the apology came too late for most of the survivors. By 2009, most survivors had died of old age or disease -- many of which were maladies the result of their Bataan ordeal.
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ATTORNEY: What year? WITNESS: Every year.
ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you? WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which. ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you? WITNESS: Forty-five years. ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all? WITNESS: Yes. ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory? WITNESS: I forget. ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning? WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam? ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he? WITNESS: He's 20, much like your IQ. ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was WITNESS: Yes. ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time? WITNESS: Getting laid
Socks is the pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 2 year old, 60 pound, Pit Bull. .
Socks is a total snuggle dog. When he’s not showing off his tricks, taking you for a walk, or playing with another dog, there’s nothing he likes more than snuggling with his people. And if you get close enough, you’re probably going to get a kiss. The $145 adoption fee for Socks includes up to date vaccines, veterinary exam, neuter, and microchip. If you can't adopt now, consider sponsoring a pet until it’s adopted. Meet your new cat, dog, or rabbit at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Adoption hours are 11 to 5 Wednesday through Monday. For more information call 760753-6413 or log on to www.sdpets.org.
ATTORNEY: She had three children, right? WITNESS: Yes. ATTORNEY: How many were boys? WITNESS: None. ATTORNEY: Were there any girls? WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney? ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated? WITNESS: By death. ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated? WITNESS: Take a guess. ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual? WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female? WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male.
ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney? WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people? WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.
Holly is a 1-year-old spayed female Dutch mix, ID 77834. Don't hold Holly’s good looks against her: she is such a kind and sweet girl with no attitude at all. She is hoping for a gentle and kind family to love and maybe even a male bunny companion. She loves petting, is easy to hold and very tidy. Holly is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $45 adoption fee includes spay, microchip and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to? WITNESS: Oral... ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body? WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time? WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished. ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample? WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?
ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing? WITNESS: No.. ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor? WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar. ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless? WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.
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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed Two New Urban Winereies in Escondido
I am pleased to share the news that two new urban winery/tasting rooms have opened in Escondido. Join us in welcoming them in their new locations.
BK Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Lounge BK Cellars Urban Winery and Tasting Lounge is located at 2225 Barham Drive, Suite D in Escondido. They are a production winery with tasting lounge in an industrial setting with cosmopolitan flare. Whether you like red or white wine, BK Cellars features many wines from all over California that are sure to tantalize the palette. They offer wine
tasting, wines by the glass and bottle service. Visit their website www.BKCellars.com or www.Facebook.com/BKCellars for hours and more information. Vesper Vineyards
Vesper Vineyards started in 2008 with a simple goal: show that San Diego County can be included among the great wine regions of California. Growing up in the small community of Valley Center, founders Chris Broomell and Alysha Stehly learned from families long rooted in agriculture that the best produce came from San Diego’s own backyard. Their urban winery is located at 298 Enterprise Street, Suite D in Escondido. Regular hours after grand opening will be Fridays and Saturdays 11am to 6pm and Sundays 11am to 5pm.
San Marcos Hikers to visit Discovery Lake
The City of San Marcos Community Services will sponsor a Discover San Marcos Hike on Saturday, March 1 from Discovery Lake Park. The hike is free and will begin at 9 am; hikers can start signing in at 8:30 am.
This easy, 3-mile hike will circle Discovery Lake and follow the Discovery Creek and Cima Drive trails. A challenging, 7mile hike to Double Peak Park
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Vista’s Cultural Caravan
Did you know for over 30 years, the City of Vista’s Culture Caravan travel program has brought the cities of North County unique travel experiences to destinations all over Southern California and beyond?
With an emphasis on day trips, the Gloria McClellan Senior Center organizes the trips and takes care of details such as deluxe transportation, best available tickets, delicious meals, and of course, wonderful volunteer guides. Day trips include Padres games, museum visits, Indio Tamale Festival, Descanso Gardens, one surprise
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Donation - $6, and under 12 are free with adult. Girl Scouts/Campfire Girls are free. Cameo Doll Club contributes to local charities. Free ample parking, level entry and food on premises. For more information, call Patricia Knutson at 760.745.2064.
Helping Others in Need – You are invited to join Bryn Butolph (email@example.com) in making a positive difference in the community, supporting and helping others in need. Bryn has started a program to purchase backpacks from a local thrift store for $2/each and supplies to fill the backpacks for homeless people in San Diego County. The request is for a $5 donation towards this cause. Funds raised will provide the following: socks, beanie, canned food, granola bars, water, juice, hygiene products and supplies, and miscellaneous first aid items. The goal is $1,000; cost per backpack is $10, with a goal of 100 backpacks to be distributed. He has raised $295 to date. The fundraising efforts end March 1st. Email BrynButolph@gmail.com.
trip and more. Plan a day trip or your next vacation with the Culture Caravan. If you are interested in active adult group travels, give the Senior Center a call at 760.639.6160.
Speaking of the Senior Center, did you know about the YANA (You Are Not Alone) program? It is a free service to Vista residents. The Vista Senior Sheriff’s Patrol provides checks on a senior or disabled person living alone. A volunteer calls the individual once a day five days a week, and, once a month a YANA team member visits the home. The Senior Volunteers are encouraging residents to take advantage of the free program, if it is needed. Call 760.940.4434 for information.
San Marcos Hikers to Visit Discovery Lake - The City of San Marcos Community Services will sponsor a Discover San Marcos Hike on Saturday, March 1, from Discovery Lake Park. The hike is free and will begin at 9am; hikers can start signing in at 8:30am. This easy, 3-mile hike will circle Discovery Lake and follow the Discovery Creek and Cima Drive trails. A challenging, 7mile hike to Double Peak Park and the ridgeline trails will also be offered, with fast and slower hiking groups. Hikers will meet in the parking lot at Discovery Lake Park, 650 Foxhall Drive, San Marcos. N 33 07 29.94, W 117 10 42.83. The hike is subject to cancellation in the event of rain. An adult must accompany all minors. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended; bring water and trail snacks. Dogs must be on a maximum 6’ leash at all times. For information on hikes or the City’s trails, visit www.san-marcos.net or call 744.9000, Ext. 3535.
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and the ridgeline trails will also be offered, with fast and slower hiking groups. Hikers will meet in the parking lot at Discovery Lake Park, 650 Foxhall Drive, San Marcos. N 33 07 29.94, W 117 10 42.83 The hike is subject to cancellation in the event of rain.
An adult must accompany all minors. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended; bring water and trail snacks. Dogs must be on a maximum 6’ leash at all times. For information on hikes or the City’s trails, please visit www.san-marcos.net or call 7449000, ext. 3535.
Oceanside Public Library (OPL) can shop early from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM for the best selection.
Not a member of OPL yet? Don’t worry. Membership applications will be available on site at a cost of $10.00 for an individual or $25.00 for a family. However, whether or not you are a member of OPL, this sale is open to everyone in the general public at 10:00 AM that morning. So please come out and help with the fundraising efforts of the Friends of OPL to ensure that great programs and services, as well as much needed books and materials, are available throughout the year.
The book sale fundraiser will be happening this Saturday, February 22, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, behind the Civic Center Library at 602 Civic Center Drive in Oceanside. A tremendous selection of books will be available at the sale including categories in literature, fiction, nonfiction, foreign language, biogra- For more information, contact OPL phies, history, law, paperbacks, at (760) 435-5560 or visit online at children’s, textbooks and more! www.oplfriends.org. Members of the Friends of the date, Monday, March 3rd, for all scholarship related paperwork and artwork to be submitted to the Artists Gallery on 121 Grand Avenue, Escondido, in order to compete for the $1,000 in scholarship money to be awarded through a grant from the Stensrud Foundation. Students must complete the following: 1) fill out the application; 2) obtain letters of recommendation; 3) write an essay; and, 4) complete their three pieces of artwork (at least one original). Complete information can be obtained by visiting the EAA website www.escondidoartists.org. Fred Clarke to Speak at Palomar Orchid Society Meeting – Fred Clarke, a passionate orchid grower whose curiosity in orchids is broad and varied, will be the speaker at the Palomar Orchid Society meeting on Wednesday, March 5. The meeting starts at 6:30pm at the Lake Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos. Mr. Clarke’s talk will be about “Catasetum Orchids & their Culture. His pioneering work in Catasetum intergeneric hybrids led to the development of several notable hybrids, most recently the grex, Fredclarkeara After Dark, which pro-
duced “the blackest flower ever witnessed. His orchid nursery is Sunset Valley Orchids in Vista. Visitors are welcome.
Free Residential Landscape Workshop – The City of Escondido and the Metropolitan Water District are sponsoring a free residential landscape workshop on Saturday, March 8, with check-in and refreshments from 8:30am-9am and the workshop from 9am-12:30pm. Learn the ABCs of beautiful, water-efficient landscaping at this workshop. Topics will include garden design for homeowners; rethinking elements of your site; right plant, right place; managing irrigation. Register online at www.escondido.org/utilities.aspx or call 760.839.4076. Classes fill up quickly, so register early. Glass Mosaics Class to be Held at Art Beat on Main Street, Vista – Kate O’Brien of Art Beat on Main Street will be teaching a glass mosaics class on Saturday, March 8, from 10am-2pm, at Art Beat on Main
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the price of new computers and to upgrade PCs to Win 7 for less than half the retail price. Right now we can upgrade a desktop or notebook PC to Windows 7/64 Professional (including disc and license) for $180. We don’t know how long Microsoft is going to allow their major customers to resell licenses, but it can’t last forever.
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What PCs can be upgraded to Windows 7? Most PCs with Windows Vista, most XP PCs built after 2007 and most new PCs with Windows 8.
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Most XP PCs from 2007 forward can be upgraded to Win 7. All of
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Last week we discussed how the collapse of PC sales due to the retail revolt against Windows 8 has created an unusual opportunity for consumers wanting to upgrade to Windows 7/64 Professional from Win XP, Vista or Win 8 (yes, we consider going from Windows 8 to Windows 7 an upgrade.) In order to maintain volume pricing from Microsoft, major brand PC sellers are buying Windows 7/64 Professional and reselling it to PC component wholesalers. As a result, independent PC manufacturers like The Computer Factory can buy these licenses in quantity for less than half the normal wholesale price set by Microsoft.
Nursing Students’ Careers Delayed by Failed Government Computer System
This month, California’s nursing school graduates have been frustrated that the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) is not certifying them to sit for their required licensing exam. For many, it has been 60 days since they requested approval, and employers are threatening to withdraw employment offers.
The delays have been blamed on a failed rollout of a new $52 million online application system at the BRN. The growing number of computer system mishaps at state agencies is embarrassing, especially for a state as technologically advanced as ours. Millions of tax dollars have been wasted as systems are introduced without guaranteed func-
Vista’s infamous lifespan ran from early 2007 till mid 2009 when Win 7 was released. During those years most businesses chose to stay with Windows XP. All of our business and home customers did. Today Vista is running on less than 5% of American PCs. Vista PCs are ideal Win 7 upgrade candidates because they have relatively new and capable components and the Vista operating system is 25% slower than Win 7. An upgrade from Vista to Win 7 might require the addition of RAM on some PCs but the added speed and longevity can make a Win 7 upgrade a very cost effective choice.
Was the new system thoroughly tested before it went public? Why has the problem taken so long to resolve? I have called on the legislature to investigate these questions and others. We need to provide accountability and act quickly, before more nursing graduates are caught up in this computer failure. With insufficient job growth and many graduates unemployed or underemployed, the BRN’s application debacle is completely unacceptable. Californians cannot afford yet another government roadblock to economic success.
Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes Rancho Carlsbad, Bernardo,
Oceanside, San Marcos, Escondido, and Vista.
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the thousand plus XP PCs we (The Computer Factory) built during the Vista era are Win 7 ready and many have the desired 4GB of RAM. Windows XP PCs built prior to 2007 are not likely to be a good match for Windows 7. Many XP users may choose to take the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” approach. XP still works well on the Internet and most applications. The fact that, in April, Microsoft will stop sending those pesky XP security updates is regarded by many as a blessing. Users with relatively new XP PCs may find the $180 Windows 7 upgrade to be a cost effective
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California’s transportation infrastructure is crumbling. According to the 2011 Statewide Transportation Needs Assessment, the cost to preserve and rehabilitate the state’s transportation system between 2011 and 2020 is approximately $341.1 billion. Over the same period, the cost of system management and expansion projects is estimated at $197 billion.
The California Transportation Commission also reported in 2011 that there are $10.8 billion in unmet transportation infrastructure needs in San Diego County, and $9.1 billion in Riverside County. We simply don’t have the money to maintain and rebuild California’s transportation infrastructure. Yet we are planning to spend at least $67 billion on a high speed rail project few will use. Consequently, I have joined my Republican colleagues to
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We are getting increasing requests to “upgrade” Windows 8 to Windows 7 from small business and home users who don’t like the clumsy Win 8 user interface. It’s beginning to look like Windows 7 will be the new XP, the most popular operating system for many years while increasingly it appears that Windows 8 will be the new Vista, a short life cycle OS that fades quietly into obscurity.
reaffirm our commitment to putting California Jobs First by investing in transportation infrastructure projects that will create up to 108,000 new jobs statewide. Under this proposal, the voters will be asked to reconsider the fate of high-speed rail; should the funds continue to be wasted on creating a legacy for Governor Brown, or should they be used to build and repair highways, bridges and ports? Our proposal makes lemonade out of lemons by taking money slated to be wasted and using it to rebuild California’s transportation network. By re-directing high-speed rail funds to more pressing infrastructure needs and by dedicating gas tax dollars to state and local transportation projects as originally intended, we will reinvigorate our weak economy, reduce congestion and create jobs.
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The name of the business: Real Living Lifestyles, located at 16789 Bernardo Center Dr., San Diego, CA. 92128, is hereby registered by the following: Life Styles Services Rancho Bernardo Corp. 16789 Bernardo Center Dr. San Diego, CA. 92128 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 4/6/09. /s/Stephen Rodgers This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/07/2014. 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 and 3/06/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-003589 The name of the business: Construction 4 Sale, located at 1116 Sycamore Ave., Ste A, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Randal Jeffery McArthur 2344 Eastbrook Rd. Vista, Ca. 92081 Aaron John McGarry 1121 Loma Vista Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Randal Jeffery McArthur This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/07/2014. 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 & 3/06 /2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-002809 The name of the business: Primetime Real Estate, located at 2118 Shadetree Ln., Escondido, Ca. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: Brandon Kilian 2118 Shadetree Ln. Escondido, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Brandon Kiian This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/31/2014. 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 & 3/06 /2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-001353
The name of the business: Orchard Community Church, located at 639 E. 17th Ave., Escondido, Ca.92025, is hereby registered by the following: Emmanuel Faith Community Church 639 E. 17th Avenue Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was January 1, 2014. /s/Kate Prucker, Chief Financial Officer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/16/2014. 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 and 3/06/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-003643
The name of the business: Elise Films, located at 578 Dimaio Way, Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Hai D. Nguyen 578 Dimaio Way Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Hai D. Nguyen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/07/2014. 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 and 3/06/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-036032
The name of the business: P25 Designs, located at 1895 ChaparralDr. Vista, CA. 92081, is hereby registered by the fol-
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“# U Can’t Cage Color” Art Show – A vibrant display of technical ability coupled with raw feeling and energetic splashes of color populate the new art show “# U Can’t Cage Color,” by Hattula + Preston. With other North County artists they helped create “Second Saturday, Art Riot, and Summation,” popular Escondido art events still running 15 years later, and they co-founded VAG (Visual Arts Group). This March, Hattula + Preston encourage you to make color an experience – through sight, sound, and touch in their new show, which will run from March 7-22 at the Escondido Municipal Art Gallery, 262 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido. The Opening Reception will be on Saturday, March 8, from 5:30-8pm. For more info, call 760.480.4101.
North Cost Symphony to Present Season Opener Concert - The North Coast Symphony, under the direction of Daniel Swem, presents its season opener concert, “A Journey Through Time,” on Sunday, March 9, at 2:30pm and Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30pm at the Seacoast Community Church, 1050 Regal Road, Encinitas, CA 92024, (760) 753-3003. The program features “Symphony No. 6,
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Canteen – 40s Musical Review and Big Band Dance – Bringing back all that great 40s Swing music to the San Marcos Community Center, 300 Civic Center Drive, is STAR San Diego. This special event will be held on Saturday, March 15, with Big Band dancing at 2pm and the show at 3pm, with more music and dancing after the show. The singers and dancers from 55 to 85, are still performing, doing what they love, and loving what they do. Coffee, donuts, coke, and munchies will be available. Dress in your best 40s style. Tickets are $15/each and include Big Band dancing, the 40s show, and all refreshments. One Day; One Show; One Chance for a memorable time. Sponsored by the San Marcos Senior Center; call them for tickets, reservations and information, 760.744.5535. RB Chorale, Past, Present & Future – The RB Chorale is making preparations for its 40th Anniversary Performance of “Down Memory Lane,” at the Poway Performing Arts Center, on June 13 and 14. Members are currently searching for past winners of the Chorale Scholarships for the purpose of inviting as many as possible to be their guest and attend either night of the performance. Former winners will be honored during the evening, which will also feature the 2014 finalists. Over the past 40 years the Chorale has awarded close to a quarter of a million dollars to graduating seniors. They anticipate awarding an additional $10,000 in June, to be divided between the six
Faustino O. Ramirez, 87, of San Marcos, Ca., passed away on February 23, 2014. June E. Anderson, 89, of Escondido, CA., passed away on February 13, 2014. Esther A. Cammarata, 91, of Escondido, CA., passed away on February 14, 2014. Allen R. Jones, 86, of Escondido, Ca., passed away on February 16, 2014. Albert J. Weaver, 80, of Escondido, Ca., passed away on February 14, 2014.
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Active Duty Military Membership Discount at Botanic Garden – Thanks to a generous San Diego Botanic Garden donor who will underwrite the cost of two-thirds of each annual Basic Membership sold to active duty military families; the cost of membership with this offer is: Family/Dual Membership, regularly priced at $85/year, is offered at $28/year, and an annual Individual Membership, regularly priced $55/year, will be offered at $18/year. These prices are not available online. Active duty military members must stop by the Botanic Garden with your military ID to participate in this offer, and it is available until June 30, 2014. These discounts were made available to assist in thanking and show our appreciation to the active duty servicemen and servicewomen. This special discount is not available online. Call 760.436.3036, Ext. 214, for more info. Members enjoy 37 acres of year-round blooms and beauty, and can explore the 27 diverse gardens. A popular destination, the Hamilton Children’s Garden is the largest children’s garden on the West Coast, and features a multi-level tree house with platforms and rope ladders, surrounded by more than 15 exciting interactive exhibits which encourage children to discover and appreciate nature.
Vista VFW Auxiliary to Host Mardi Gras – The Vista VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #7041 will host a gala Mardi Gras on Saturday, March 1st, starting at 5pm, at the American Legion Building, 1234 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Vista. Tickets cost $20/person, and includes Cajun Dinner, Mardi Gras Parade, favors and fun! Call 760.726.0472 to order tickets. Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents “Bunnell Strings” Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series presents Bunnell Strings, a classical string quintet, on Saturday, March 8, at 3:00pm in the Turrentine Room. Bunnell Strings features Keren, Kimberly, Corrie, Cara, and Ross Bunnell in a rare ensemble of double bass, cello, viola, and two violins. Bunnell Strings is composed of an energetic and youthful string quintet of five siblings, ranging from 18-24 years in age. Their familial bond elicits tremendous audience response, both for the remarkable ensemble
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-003844
The name of the business: One Pot Wonders, 1 Pot Wonders, located at 650-306 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Lori Elder & Lisa Gilbo 630-306 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Lori Elder This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/10/2014. 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 and 3/06/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-003554
The name of the business: Lucky’s Day Care, located at 661
Cantara Lane, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the fol-
Jayalakshmie Edirisinghe & Samitha C. Edirisinghe
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-003789
The name of the business: Chocoma Maintenance, located at 225 Smilax Rd., #139, Vista, CA. 92083, is hereby registered by the following:
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The name of the business: Encore Handyman and Remodel, located at 1621 Faley Ln., Vista, Ca. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Mike Cox, 1621 Fawley Lane. Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/15/2014. /s/Mike Cox, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/21/2014. 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 and 3/06/2014.
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One of my favorite movies from a few years ago is “Pay It Forward.” It’s the story of twelve year old Trevor, who as a part of a class project, had to “come up with a plan that potentially could change the world through acts of service.” It resulted in the concept of doing good to others and as people embraced the idea they began to “pay it forward.”
I experienced this recently when God provided someone who went way out of their way to take the time to minister to someone in need who is very
I was humbled to have someone listen so thoughtfully (I rushed to get the words out and they said “take your time – I’m in no hurry – I have all night,”) show deep empathy and then bound immediately to skillful action by sacrificing their time, energy and (eventually) their resources to touch a life. I sadly confess that its times like that when I actually try to “buy” such help or offer to pay for friendship when I don’t feel I deserve it and then someone comes along and “pays it forward.”
I realize I want to be that kind of “pay it forward” person as often as I can.
At Mission 316 Church, we hope to launch a movement where people begin to “pay it forward” with irrational acts of kindness and service, prompted by the Holy Spirit. Want to join such a movement? Just open your eyes to the needs of people around you!
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-001516 The name of the business: Off the Vine Gardens, located at 31192 Rodriguez Rd., Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Mitchell - Wilton LLC 31192 Rodriguez Rd. Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Sandra K. Mitchell/Karla K. Wilson, Managing Members This statement was filed Ernest J. with Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/17/2014 1/30, 2/06, 2/13 & 2/20/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-001916
The name of the business: Alfa Dust Control, located 1751 Summit Dr., Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Paul R. Blanchette 14310 Fruitville Valley Center, CA. 92082 Matthew Ross Rosenkrans 1751 Summit Dr. Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by CoPartners. First day of business was n/a. /s/Paul R. Blanchette This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/22/2014. 1/30, 2/06, 2/13 & 2/20/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-002285
The name of the business: McKian, Inc., dba Juniper Street Coin Laundry, 155 Juniper Street, Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: McKian, Inc. 3999 Foothill Avenue Carlsbad, CA. 92010 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Tracy M. Foote, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/27/2014 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 & 2/20/2014
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2014-00084146-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Jennifer Lynn Stover for minor, Mariella Lynn Stover-Lease, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Mariella Lynn Stover Lease to Proposed name Mariella Lynn Stover. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: March 18, 2014, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, North County Division, 325 S. Melro\se Dr., Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 1/21/2014. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 1/30, 2/06, 2/13 and 2/20/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-002157
The name of the business: Everything Is Green, located at 741 Shady Lane, Fallbrook, CA., 92028, is hereby registered by the following: Otniel Jimenez 741 Shady Ln Fallbrook, Ca. 92028 Edgar De Leon 4895 Seascape Dr. Oceanside, Ca. 92057 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was 01/15-14. /s/Otniel Jimenez, General Partnership This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/24/2014. 1/30, 2/06, 2/13 & 2/20/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-003145
The name of the business: Tom Reed Farrier, Tom Reed Horsehoeing, located at 788 Settlers Ct., San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Owen Thomas Reed II 788 Settlers Court San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Owen Thomas Reed II This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/04/2014. 2/06 , 2/13, 2/20 and 2/27/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-002865
The name of the business: LES Facilitator Team, located at 32594 Wildflower Dr., Lake Elsinore, CA. 92532, is hereby registered by the following: Janet Fliegel 32594 Wildflower Dr. Lake Elsinore, CA. 92532 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/17/1999. /s/Janet Fliegel This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/31/2014. 2/06 , 2/13, 2/20 and 2/27/2014.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2014-00000393-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner James Guo, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: James Guo to Proposed name Yajun Guo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: March 25, 2014, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, North County Division, 325 S. Melro\se Dr., Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 1/29/2014. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 2/06, 2/13, 2/20 and 2/27/2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2014-00000181-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioners Jeremy Michael Gregson and Leah Anne Luke-Gregson, for minor Joshua Dean Luke, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Joshua Dean Luke to Proposed name Joshua Dean Luke-Gregson. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: March 25, 2014, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, North County Division, 325 S. Melro\se Dr., Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 1/28/2014. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 2/06, 2/13, 2/20 and 2/27/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-002231
The name of the business: GM Exclusive, located at 1215 N. Melrose Dr., Ste #B, Vista, CA. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: GMX Specialists Inc. 1215 N. Melrose Dr. Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/2/2002 /s/J. Arthur Montano, President/Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/25/2014. 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 and 3/06/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-002520
The name of the business: Avocado Management Systems, located at 855 S. Main Ave., Ste. K366, Fallbrook, CA. 92028, is hereby registered by the following: Agricultural Management Services, LLC 855 S. Main St. Ste K366 Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Alex Gonzalez, Managing Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/29/2014. 2/06 , 2/13, 2/20 and 2/27/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-003465
The name of the business: RLDH, located at 2194 Rancho Verde Dr., Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: RL Engineerng & Consulting, LLC 2194 Rancho Verde Dr. Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 1/15/2014. /s/Rodolfo Lozano, President/CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/06/2014. 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 and 3/06/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-001550 The name of the business: Cydant LLC, Cydant Systems, located at 1217 Regatta Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Cydant LLC 1217 Regatta Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jean Boucher, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/17/2014. 2/06, 2/13, 2/20 and 2/27/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-001901
The name of the business: Rainbow Farm, located at 642 Faith Ave., Cardiff, CA., 92007, is hereby registered by the following: Jose J. Montes 642 Faith Ave. Cardiff, CA. 92007 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jose J. Montes This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/22/2014. 2/06, 2/13, 2/20 and 2/27/2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-002736 The name of the business: Dan Billt, located at 738 W. Washington Ave. #C, Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Daniel Patrick Hansen 818 Glenwood Way Escondido, CA. 92026 William Lewis 2136 University Dr. #H19 Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Daniel Patrick Hansen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/30/2014. 2/06, 2/13, 2/20 and 2/27/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-002649 The name of the business: Baskin Robbins, located at 2540 El Camino Real #D, Carlsbad, CA. 92008, is hereby registered by the following: Coastal Lifestyle Inc. 7110 Azalea Pl. Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Aloysius J. Brick, Secretary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/20/2014. 2/06, 2/13, 2/20 and 2/27/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-002533
The name of the business: Disfruta, located at 446 W. Mission Rd., Suite 128, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Israel Ruiz 5210 Via Tizon Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Israel Ruiz This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/29/2014. 2/06, 2/13, 2/20 and 2/27/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-004268
The name of the business: The Computer Repair Guys, located at 1031 Lanza Ct., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Kevin John Carrine 1031 Lanza Ct. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Kevin John Carrine This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/13/2014 2/20, 2/27, 3/06 and 3/13/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-004363
The name of the business: 5 Tool Football System, 5 Tool QB System, located at 1335 Entrada Glen, Escondido, CA., 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Cree Morris 1335 Entrada Glen Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Cree Morris This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/14/2014 2/20, 2/27, 3/06 and 3/13/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-004515
The name of the business: Oscar’s Mexican Food, Poway, located at 12711 Poway Rd., Poway, CA. 92064, is hereby registered by the following: Julio Martinez 447 Autumn Dr. #1A San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/1/13. /s/Julio Martinez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/18/2014. 2/20, 2/27, 3/06 and 3/13/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-003824
The name of the business: Social Hedge Media, located at 595 DiMaio Way, Escondido, CA. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Khoi H. Phan 595 DeMaio Way Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Khoi H. Phan, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/10/2014 2/20, 2/27, 3/06 and 3/13/2014.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE NAME OF EDILTRUDA CORDERO STATEMENT BELISARIO #2014-004149 Case No. 37-2014-00002773The name of the business: Mobile NP, PR-PW-CTL located at 2103 S. El Camino Real, To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, Suite 105C, Oceanside, CA. 92054, is contingent creditors, and persons hereby registered by the following: who may otherwise be interested in Jacqueline Copeland 1858 Thibodo Rd. the will or estate or both, of EDIL- Vista, CA. 92081 TRUDA CORDERO BELIS- This business is conducted by an indiARIO; EDILTRUDA C. BELIS- vidual. First day of business was n/a. ARIO; EDIL C. BELISARIO. A /s/Jacqueline Copeland Petition for Probate has been filed This statement was filed with Ernest by Jesus P. Lim in the Superior J. Dronenburg Jr., County Court of California, County of San Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/12/2014. Diego, 1409 Fourth Ave., San 2/20, 2/27, 3/06 and 3/13/2014. Diego, CA. 92101, Central Div., Madge Bradley Bldg. The Petition for Probate requests that Jesus P. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Lim be appointed as personal repreNAME sentative to administer the estate of STATEMENT the decedent. #2014-004245 The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted The name of the business: Rainforest Tropicals, located at 216 Hillside to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in Terace, Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: the file kept by the court. Dan Wristen The peition requests authority to 216 Hillside Terrace administer the estate under the Vista, CA. 92084 Independent Administration of This business is conducted by an indiEstates Act. (This authority will vidual. First day of business was n/a. allow the personal repreesentative /s/Dan Wristen, Owner to take many actions without This statement was filed with Ernest obtaining court approval. Before J. Dronenburg Jr., County taking certain very important Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County actions, however, the personal rep- 2/20, 2/27, 3/06 and 3/13/2014 resentattive will be required to give FICTITIOUS BUSINESS notice to interested persons unless NAME they have waived notice or consentSTATEMENT ed to the proposed actions.) The #2014-004573 independent administration authority will be granted unless an interest- The name of the business: Pegah’s Kitchen, located at 576 E. Mission Rd., ed person files an objection to the San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby regispetition and shows good cause why tered by the following: the court should not grant the Zohreh Bahmani authority. 17752 Bellchase Cir. A hearing on the peti- San Diego, CA. 92128 tion will be held in this court as This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was follows: 2/1/2014. Date: 3/18/2014 Time: /s/Zohreh Bahmani, Owner 11:00 a.m. Dept: PC-1 This statement was filed with Ernest Address of court: Same as noted J. Dronenburg Jr., County above. Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County If you object to the granting of the 2/18/2014. petition, you should appear at the 2/20, 2/27, 3/06 and 3/13/2014 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 interaction and their months from the date of first compelling story. Their issuance of letters to a general per- extensive repertoire of sonal representative, as defined in instrument Section 58(b) of the California stringed Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from performance styles the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section makes them accessible 9052 of the Probate Code. Other to young and old alike. California statutes and legal 2nd Saturday Concerts authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to are free and generously consult with an attorney knowl- sponsored by the edgeable in California law. Friends of Escondido You may examine the file kept by The the court. If you are a peson inter- Public Library. ested in the estate, you may file with Library is located at the court a Request for Special Notice South Kalmia (form DE-154) of the filing of an 239 inventory and appraisal of estate Street, Escondido. For assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section more information, call 1250. A Request for Special Notice 760.839.4839 or visit form is available from the court online at library.esconclerk. dido.org. Attorney for the Petitioner: John C. Grier, Esq. Mathews Bergen & Grier Save the Date for a 1076 Broadway Suite B El Cajon, CA. 92021 Gala Benefiting the 619.298.2100 Escondido Municipal 2/20, 2/27 and 3/06/2014
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-003185
The name of the business: Parga West, West Parga, located at 1318 Woodland Ct., San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Lely Velasquez 1318 Woodland Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Lely Velasquez, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/04/2014 2/20, 2/27, 3/06 and 3/13/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-003251
The name of the business: East West Home Renovation, Elas Pierogi, located at 1817 E. Grand Ave #50, Escondido, CA. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: WYRZ Group Investment Corp. 1817 E. Grand Ave. Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 10/25/2013. /s/Henryk Wyrzykowski, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/04/2014 2/20, 2/27, 3/06 and 3/13/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-001236
The name of the business: E & C Janitorial and Handyman Services, located at 104 La Flores Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Maritza Valdez Ruiz 104 Las Flores Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/06/2014. /s/Maritza Valdez Ruiz This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/15/2014 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 and 3/06/2014
Gallery – “Panache” a celebration of distinctive art, fine food, boutique wine, and award winning art by Southern California artists will be held on Saturday, March 22. A Preview Reception will be held on Saturday, March 8th, with your Panache host, Barbara Preston. Make your “Early Bird” reservation online before March 8th to the Escondido Municipal Gallery. At the celebration event you will enjoy gourmet cuisine prepared by Vincent’s on Grand, and original art created by many of the region’s finest artists. In the Silent Auction, you can bid on many items for the home and spirit. The Live Auction offers you an opportunity to acquire high quality, original artwork. All proceeds benefit the Escondido Arts Partnership. Your support is tax deductible. The Gallery offers free arts education, meeting
February 20, 2014 space for local art groups, film screenings for local filmmakers, and more. The Gallery is located at 262 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido, phone 760.480.4101.
Students Invited to Participate in Oceanside Int’l Film Festival - Local students from Southern CA and San Diego County are encouraged to partake in the 4th annual Oceanside International Film Festival. Participants from kindergarten through college have an opportunity for having their films become Official Selections and being shown on big screen during the festival August 3rd to 10th, 2014. They also have a shot at becoming winners of OIFF-2014 Jury's Best Student Film Award in K to Middle School or High School thru College categories, and can contest for Audience Choice Awards in the same respective age groups. The festival is accepting works of all genres including sports, live performance, fashion, and music videos. Deadline for submissions is June 16, however filmmakers will find it cost-advantageous to submit their film early before March 17. See film categories, festival schedule, info about special March 17 Early Deadline, and details on the Student Deal (submit one film at a student rate, and get one submission for free) here: www.ocaf.info. Oceanside Intl Film Festival is a public event conceived and once again underwritten by Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization. OCAF has brought quality artistic, visual, performance, and musical arts to Oceanside and the surrounding communities for over 22 years. OCAF is an organization of charitable nature. Its scholarships are presented annually to graduating high school seniors. The goal is to inspire the young to further explore their talents in the arts, while raising funds to support their talents and dreams.
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Another busy month for the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce
Last month, the San Marcos Chamber hosted our Annual Installation Luncheon and this year included the San Marcos Business Excellence Awards. These Chamber members are great examples of outstanding quality, diligent hard work, and exceptional customer service.
This year, the companies that were nominated and who were chosen as best in their category were:
and all deserve recognition for their growth, their quality, and their commitment to service. Please patronize them and share in their success. We are very proud to have them all as part of our San Marcos Chamber of Commerce.
Coming up next is the San Marcos State of the City Luncheon on February 25th and we’re looking forward to hearing what Mayor Jim Desmond has to say about our City past and future. After that we will be working to make this year’s Spring Festival on Sunday, April 6th, which promises to be the best yet for San Marcos.
NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Nominees were Fratelli’s Italian Restaurant and WelCare Pharmacy. The Award went to Grocery Outlet SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Nominees were Consultants Collaborative, North County Wine Co., and Five Rings Financial. The Award went to San Marcos Yoga MID SIZE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Nominees were Biggs Harley Davidson. The Award went to Old California Coffee House
LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Nominees were Teamwork Athletic, Corky’s Pest Control, and Fluid Components. The Award went to Toyota of Escondido All of these businesses have done an amazing job in our community
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