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March 11, 2021

Volume 51 - No. 10

By Sam Lowe

Clarice Klein, the receptionist at The Jamestown Sun, a daily newspaper in North Dakota that gave me my first job, buzzed my desk to tell me I had a phone call. I let her repeat the message twice before responding because her voice over the intercom had the quality of whipped cream – silky, smooth, and never quite enough.

“Your father's on the phone,” she said. Then, as if to allay any suspicion that I might consider her snoopy, she added, “At least, it sounds like him.” She offered no explanation of why she knew my father's voice on the telephone, and I didn't care. As long as she told me with that vocal display of sensuality.

Pushing aside the recurring daydream I normally associated with Clarice and her ability to get my full attention merely by whispering into the intercom, I picked up the phone. It was my dad, calling long distance from Fargo. He began with an apology because it was a collect call, but quickly noted that my employer could afford it, then justified that supposition with a brief analysis of a newspaper publisher's income versus that of a railroad man forced to walk miles in the cold of winter checking flatbeds and cattle cars for hot boxes. Seconds later, I became aware that he had something more important to convey because he discontinued his usual account of life and all its unfairnesses before getting to the part about how every step he took was uphill in three feet of snow and he had to lug a four-volt lantern from one end of a 135-car freight train to the other while wearing itchy woolen underwear, the defense he always used when any of his children asked for a raise in allowance.

So his version of why the world lacked equality was superseded by the real reason for his call, and his voice took on an edge of mystery as he confided, “Cassius Clay is on the three-seventeen,” one of the passenger trains that stopped in Jamestown on a regular basis. He said it in a tone unusual for him because he was, most of all, a hardworking railroad man who rarely got excited unless the Minnesota Twins were playing in the World Series, an occurrence so rare that only defeating his wife in cribbage came close to equaling it.

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“It'll be pulling into town in about a half-hour,” he added. “Just thought the editor of the Jamestown Sun should know about it.” He made no effort to conceal his pride at being the father of the editor of the paper. Then, rather than burden the accounting department with further expense, he ended the call with, “It's up to you now, my boy. You're the editor.” I hung up and gave some momentary consideration of disrupting the newsroom with juvenile shouts and exclamations similar to “I know

something you don't!” The revelation that Cassius Clay was going to be in Jamestown was front page news. To my knowledge, nobody that famous had ever stopped at the local station before. Unless Wallace Beery counted and those who reported his presence weren't certain it was him because they had only seen him, or somebody that looked like him, looking out the window of the dining car as the train was pulling out of town. But there wasn't time for jubilation. The wall clock said it was 2:34 in the afternoon so the 3:17 was

already passing through Valley City, only about 40 minutes away. It would take ten minutes to walk from the office to the depot, probably another five minutes to locate Cassius Clay because my dad didn't know for sure which car he was riding in, and, despite the fact that this was front page news, the train was only going to stop in Jamestown for twelve minutes.

Although I attempted to conceal my inner excitement over the prospect of meeting the heavyweight boxing champion of the world, Wayne Deery, one of our

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advertising representatives and also the son of a railroad man, observed that I was not acting in my usual calm demeanor and asked why. I gave him a brief, but informative, answer and asked if he'd like to come along, assuming that two of us would have a better chance of finding which car carried the champ. He readily agreed. The four of us – the 3:17, Wayne, me and Cassius Clay – arrived at the station almost simultaneously. We boarded and implemented our hastily-organized strategy: Wayne goes right, I go left, both running down the narrow aisles yelling, “Cassius Clay! Cassius Clay! Are you in here?” (This may not have been a proper salutation for a world champion but we had less than twelve minutes to, as they used to say back in those glorious times when newspapers actually printed news that hadn't been already spewed to a mindless public by television and computers, get the scoop.)

There were four passenger cars. Wayne, younger and thus more excitable than I, got through his pair with no positive results so he came dashing back toward me as I was calling for Cassius in my third coach. My task took longer because the passengers in my assigned section were seated in private compart-

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

I've always wondered about these ads. You've seen all the commercials. But what really happens when you ask for help with an erection lasting more than 4 hours? I walked into a drug store and asked to talk to a male pharmacist. The woman I was speaking with said she was the only pharmacist and since she and her sister owned the store, there were no male employees. She asked if she could help me.

I said that I really would have preferred to speak with a male pharmacist. She assured me that she was completely professional and whatever it was that I needed to discuss, I could be confident that she would

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ments so I had to pound on some doors. Nobody answered, not even when I identified myself as a reporter for the local newspaper. Not even when I said it would be an honor to interview him. Not even when I said Sonny Liston was a bum with as much sincerity as I could muster, considering that I had never met Sonny Liston. And the train would be pulling away from the station in less than eight minutes.

Then, as I knocked on doors and hollered, my task became complicated because I began thinking of the possible honors that could follow a successful interview with the heavyweight champion of the world. “North Dakota Sportswriter of the Year.” Probably not. I wasn't a sports writer, I was an editor. “North Dakota Editor of the Year.” Maybe. “Associated Press Newsman of the Year.” Why not? A reporter in Bismarck won it a couple of years ago with a story about lignite coal mining. It was well done, but most certainly not in the same league as a one-on-one confrontation with Cassius Clay. Finally, in one of those acts of desperation that were constant companions of small town reporters back when an interview lasted longer than a sound byte, I remembered that shortly after he had defeated Liston to become the champion, Clay had joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. A lot of

treat me with a high level of professionalism.

I reluctantly agreed and began by saying, "As a shy man, this is tough for me to discuss, but here goes. I get erections every day that last more than four hours. This condition causes me a lot of problems and severe embarrassment. I was wondering what you could give me for it?" The pharmacist said, "Just a minute, I'll talk to my sister."

When she returned, she said, "We discussed it at length and this is the absolute best we can do: * 1/3 ownership in the store, * a company pickup truck, * a king size bed and

* $3,000 a month in living expenses." •••• Suddenly, a cow jumped into the road, they hit it full on, and the car comes to a stop.

Nancy, in her usual charming manner, says to the chauffeur, "You get out and check--you were driving." So the chauffeur gets out, checks, and reports that the animal is dead but it was old. "You were driving, so you go and tell the farmer," says Nancy.

people, especially most people in Jamestown, didn't think the heavyweight champion of the world should have a foreign-sounding name and they weren't hesitant about expressing their opinions. Especially in the “Letters to the Editor” section of The Jamestown Sun. Some of their writings were bad; most were awful. But all that was overshadowed by my personal need for expedience. The train would be leaving in less than six minutes. It was time for positive, though perhaps unpopular, action.

“Muhammad Ali!” I hollered with as much sincerity as I could muster. “I'm a newspaper reporter,” I yelled, using that term rather than “newspaper editor” on the assumption that if he did respond, he'd feel more comfortable speaking with a reporter because he was accustomed to dealing with sportswriters but probably had never been interviewed by an editor because editors somehow had acquired the reputation of being rather snooty with little time for such trivial matters as sports, particularly boxing. As I pondered all the delicacies involved, a door directly in front of me opened and a giant stepped out. It was Muhammad Ali. And regardless of what his name was, he was enormous. He was the biggest human I had ever seen. I gulped and wondered how to address someone that large. Even Two hours later the chauffeur returns totally plastered, hair ruffled with a big grin on his face. "My God, what happened to you?" asks Nancy. The chauffeur replies, "When I got there, the farmer opened his best bottle of malt whisky, the wife gave me a slap-up meal and the daughter made love to me." "What on earth did you say?" asks Nancy.

"I just knocked on the door and when it opened I said to them, "I'm Nancy Pelosi's chauffeur, and I've just killed the old cow." •••• Top 10 Reasons to Procrastinate: 1. •••• I don't think I'm cut out for this church business. I walked into a local church and simply asked . . . "do you offer free wi-fi?"

Talk about cold stares! •••• My life coach cut me from the team. •••• If I'm not mistaken, Saint Patrick is famous for driving the snakes out of Ireland and into law school. •••• "I'm having a midlife crisis, but I care about the planet. That's why I drive a hybrid Porsche."

worse, I was afraid that if I did address him, my voice would squeak and I'd come off looking like a country hick right there in front of the heavyweight champion of the world. But he eased my fears with a smile, and said, “May I help you?” His voice was soft and gentle, not at all like the raucous bellowing he displayed after flooring Liston to win the title. He invited us into his compartment, asked us to sit, and complimented us for finding him by using his new name. “Do you have some questions for me?” he inquired and I couldn't believe that this was the same person I had watched in the newsreels and television reruns, the belligerent young man crowing over his fallen opponent. So I asked him about that persona as opposed to the gentle giant sitting in front of me. “Do you know about Gorgeous George?” he responded. It was a surprising answer. Gorgeous George was a professional wrestler, known nationwide for being a mean, stinkin' rotten, vociferous, loud-mouthed braggart who cheated, wore his hair in long blonde tresses and sucker punched his opponents when the ref wasn't looking. Since pro wrestling was big in North Dakota, everybody knew about Gorgeous George. And everybody hated him.

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I went to the post office today. Looks like the workers are already practicing taking Saturdays off. •••• CNN did a "Keeping Them Honest" seg on killer whales. Say what you will about killer whales, they're not liars. •••• 3 out of 4 people suffer from anxiety disorder. The 4th person enjoys it. •••• Post Office wants to stop working Saturdays; not crazy about Mon-Fri, either •••• A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer, 'This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you.' The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, 'Which do you want, Dan?' The boy takes the quarters and leaves the dollar. 'What did I tell you?' said the barber. 'That kid never learns!'

Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store & says: 'Hey, Danny! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?' The boy licked his cone and replied, 'Because the day I take the dollar, the game's over!'

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Social Butterfly

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much of the time. Staff at the History Museum checked ownership records of the property and could find no document showing a connection to Cheney. If he had visited Valley Center, it would have been common knowledge. John Wayne. The long-ago statement that the actor once shot a hole in the floor of the Pauma Store has taken on a life of its own.

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Myths, Legends, and Other Local Lore - Over the years, the Valley Center Historical Society has received many queries about famous people who live in this area or once lived in this region or who reportedly live in this area. Since the pandemic began one year ago, the frequency with which these questions are asked has increased significantly. So, here's a look at some of the more common and interesting questions about people, events, and places. Data is from the archives at the Valley Center History Museum.

Vice president Dick Cheney. A number of people have volunteered the address of the property he supposedly owned and or occupied on occasion. During the period, 1989 to 1993, he was Secretary of Defense and was out of the country

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Ali smiled again. “When I was a boy,” he said, “I watched him wrestle once and saw how much attention he got because of his attitude and I decided that's how I wanted people to respond.”

I asked if it didn't bother him when people mistook his actions in the ring for his true nature. This time, his smile became a grin. “It's all an act,” he responded, almost gleefully. “Because of that, I don't take it personally. None of it means anything.”

The champ agreed to pose for a photo, but before I could get my next question beyond my constricted throat and out of my arid mouth, he said, “Do you know the train's moving?” The 3:17, obviously unaware of the epic news event being conducted in one of its passenger cars, was leaving town. So was Muhammad Ali. So were Wayne Deery and I.

This was, to say the least, a frightful situation. In an instant, our world became filled with drama, pathos, confusion, irregular thoughts, a large amount of ill-concealed panic and the awful realization that since both Wayne's father and my dad worked for the railroad, whatever course of action we took next would be spread across their

Did John Wayne's six shooter leave a hole in the floor at Pauma Store?

A published story stated "there's a bullet hole in the floor caused when the fabled actor's six shooter went off by accident." Wayne did own a classic Colt SSA which was used in some of his films, but he is not known for having carried it around on casual visits. The owner of the store, which also was a tavern, said years ago that although Wayne did travel to the store from his nearby Pauma Valley home on horseback, he was not responsible for the hole in the floor. It has since been repaired. Butterfield Stage Line. The name Butterfield or Butterfield Overland is legendary in the annals of stagecoach lore, and frequent comments that the line ran through Valley

workplace faster than an errant spoonful of tomato sauce goes after the front of a white dinner jacket.

We gave Ali a hurried thanks and raced for an exit. Once there, we were assured by the passing landscape that the train was indeed moving. This left us with three choices: First, we could jump off a moving train, like they did in the movies. When we saw how fast the train was already chugging out of Jamestown, we hastily decided against such action.

Second, we could ride it all the way to Bismarck, the next stop about 100 miles away, then try to figure out how to get home. It was not only an embarrassing solution, it would be costly. We'd probably have to spend the night in some fleabag motel, and get ravaged by bedbugs. So that also became a nonoption.

Third, we could pull the emergency cord to stop the train, jump off and try to sneak back into town without being noticed. Common sense dictated that this was the best plan so I yanked the cord. The train stopped about a half-mile later. We disembarked and walked the two miles back to the office in the hope that nobody'd notice. It was a vain hope. We never had a chance. Everybody noticed.

Railroaders, by their very nature,

Center are common, but they are not quite correct. There were several stage lines running through town from 1857 to 1912, but Butterfield was not one. What is true, however, is that the Pickwick Stage Line provided service through Bear Valley and offered connecting service to Butterfield. Exclusive school: Rumors frequently circulate about the existence of a secret, private and exclusive school in Valley Center. The answer is yes it did exist. From 1931 to 1942, the Lilac Boarding School for Girls operated near Lilac and Keys Creek roads. How exclusive? To enroll the student had to be troubled and the daughter of a Hollywood celebrity. The dorm where the girls slept remains standing.

"Granny". Reports circulated for a number of years that actress Irene Ryan, famous as Granny in the TV show "The Beverly Hillbillies," lived in Valley Center. Although five persons offered the same information on the neighborhood, the actual house was never identified and the story could not be confirmed until a History Museum volunteer was in the home for a workrelated job and learned of the connection. The report was verified after checking County Assessor records. Actress Sandra Bullock. The Oscar-winning actress has said in interviews she owns an avocado and citrus ranch, but has not speci-

believe that because they carry goods and passengers across the nation, they are also duty-bound to spread good news as fast as possible. And to them, this was good news. By the time we got back downtown, our adventure was common knowledge and for about two weeks afterward, almost every utterance that began with “Hey! Did you hear about...” was followed by “...those two knuckleheads from the newspaper?”

The story ran on the front page the next day, complete with the admission that it was I who had stopped the train. I figured I might as well confess since nearly everyone in town already knew about it. There was one consolation, however. I won $10 from the Associated Press for the best story filed that month.

About the Author: Sam Lowe was a reporter, sports editor, managing editor and daily columnist during a 45-year newspaper career, then became a freelance writer after retiring.

He traveled to 46 foreign nations and 45 states, then wrote 14 books about his journeys and other adventures.

He was named Humor Columnist of the Year by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and his stories have appeared in a wide variety of publications.

He also once interviewed Linda Lovelace, went wingwalking and

fied its location. A volunteer at the History Museum has lived in the same neighborhood and confirmed that she does own the house and orchard. According to a homeowner on the street, a former husband serves on the board of a neighborhood association which looks after a common road.

The Tin Man. Actor Jack Haley, who played the Tin Man in "The Wizard of Oz," is commonly thought to have lived on a street named The Yellow Brick Road. Haley did live nearby, but had no connection to the street. The name was requested by the first owner of the property on a dirt road that had no name, and got County approval. Haley's own home was lost in the wildfire of 2003.

Horse burial. A progeny of racing legend Secretariat did live here. Lady' Secret was a winner in her own right, earning $5 million before she was five, was a major stakes winner, and was named "Horse of the Year" while living at her home on Cool Valley Road. She is buried on site. For more information on any local item of historical significance, contact the Valley Center History Museum by mail, email at museum@vchistory.org or by phone at (760) 749-2993. The museum remains closed due to the pandemic, but a volunteer responds to all inquiries.

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Sam Lowe acted as a clown in the Ringling Brothers Circus.

Sam Lowe is a prolific writer and a pretty good storyteller . . . with lots more stories from his portfolio of memories to come!


Local News

The Paper Man Sentenced to 80 Years to Life in Prison for Shooting Girlfriend in Vista

A man who shot his girlfriend in the head at their Vista apartment complex — leading to her death at a hospital the following month — was sentenced Tuesday to 80 years to life in state prison.

Estevan Montelongo, 43, (above) was convicted by a jury of firstdegree murder in the July 22, 2018, death of 28-year-old Michelle Hashtani.

Montelongo opened fire on Hashtani with a pistol at their apartment complex in the 600 block of Ascot Drive. Sheriff’s deputies found the victim gravely injured near the complex’s swimming pool at about 3 p.m. Hashtani underwent emergency surgery, but died Aug. 3.

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Oceanside Burglary/Hot Prowl Suspect in Custody

On March 3, 2021 at approximately 6 a.m., Oceanside police officers responded to a residence on Old Ranch Road for a report of a hotprowl burglary. The 74 year old resident was beaten by the suspect when discovered in his kitchen. The suspect escaped via the backyard fence with a cellphone and two laptops. The victim suffered several lacerations to the head that needed stitches and was subsequently transported to Tri City Medical Center for treatment. Officers were able to locate a witness at the dead end of Hitching Post Dr. who saw a potential suspect in the large field that is bordered by SR 76, Guajome Lake Rd and Hitching Post Dr. The suspect when spotted, refused to give up and began trying to get away by running through the brush. A perimeter was set up and OPD’s UAS Team and an SDSO K9 responded. The suspect ended up pushing east until he saw another officer at the dead end of Hitching Post Dr. The suspect was taken into custody without further resistance.

The suspect, identified as 35 year old, James Marcks, had property in his pockets and a backpack containing property from several other residences in the neighborhood to include that of the 74 year old victim. Marcks was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on charges that include Burglary, Robbery and Parole Violations.

Dr. Seuss and kids . . .

I grew up and went to school in Nebraska. Little town called Omaha. Don't know what their school system is like in Nebraska today but I'm hoping it's not as wacky as California's. Lemme 'splain you:

Dick Huls is a retired pastor and close friend of mine. So, last year, when Dick asked me if I'd drop by Miller School in Escondido on a Monday at 8am and read a Dr. Seuss book to some young 'uns I agreed in a nanosecond. It was all part of "Read Across America," a nationwide exercise where community members would come in and read to the kids. In this case, the subject was Dr. Seuss.

CHP investigators arrest woman, 25, in alleged road-rage stabbing in San Marcos

California Highway Patrol investigators arrested a 25-year-old woman Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a freeway road-rage incident last week in San Marcos. The suspect stabbed another driver with a box cutter, CHP spokesman Officer Juan Escobar said.

It happened about 6 p.m. Friday, starting on east state Route 78 before the drivers of both vehicles — a Nissan Pathfinder and a Honda Civic — exited the freeway at Nordahl Road, Escobar said in a news release.

Once off the freeway, at least two people from the Nissan SUV and the Honda sedan’s driver began fighting, Escobar said. During the altercation, the SUV’s driver, the 25-year-old woman, allegedly stabbed the Civic’s driver with a box cutter. Investigators from the CHP’s Oceanside area identified the SUV’s driver and arrested her Tuesday, at which time they found the SUV and the box cutter. She was initially booked into the Vista Detention Facility.

I showed up on time, had a cup of coffee and a donut and then did my reading. Second-graders. Lovely kids. The session went smoothly.

Father Figure . . .or, more likely, a Grandfatherly Figure.

I mentioned that a member of my Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club, a brilliant retired CPA and close friend, Kevin Camperell, had set up a similar program on an ongoing basis at Rose School in Escondido. I had been a volunteer tutor in that program and, naturally, fell in love with the kids. You just can't help it. It happens.

And here's where my education kicked in.

Then, afterwards, I had a chance to talk to a number of school staffers. Also, very pleasant. But in the course of conversation I learned some things that concerned and upset me.

Man About Town

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One problem, I pointed out, is that I'm a hugger and that's a no-no within the school system. Generally, I agree with that rule. But, on several occasions several students, uninvited, came up and hugged me. And I couldn't hug them back. Against the rules. I remember Joshua, a very affectionate kid, who just spontaneously gave me a big hug one day after class. Another young lady, I think her name was Ana, did the same. I mentioned it to the teacher and said it put me in a very awkward position and maybe Ana should be assigned another tutor. The teacher said she'd arrange it but the next session, there was Ana, in my class. At the end of the session Ana impulsively leaned over and kissed me on the cheek. Probably saw me as a

Sill, while I loved both these kids . . it put me in an awkward uncomfortable position. You can't hug them back or show any affection . . . but at the same time, you don't want the kids/students to feel that you are rejecting them and their affection. "Oh, yes," said one staffer. "There are very strict rules. We are not allowed to touch the students. If a student comes toward me in a threatening manner, I'm not allowed to put my hands up in a defensive manner and/or touch him or her. I have to turn my back, walk away, or leave the room." "In one case," the staffer went on, "a third-grader utilized a karate technique known as a "side-kick" and kicked a staff member with absolutely no provocation. The staffer's hand was broken and she is still recuperating." A third-grader! “In another case we had a young girl that became violent and we had to empty the classroom of all students, and move this girl into a room that is, essentially, a padded cell and let her scream and beat the walls and do whatever she wanted. It's not uncommon to empty the classroom when one of the students becomes violent or otherwise mis-

Letters to the Editor Comment on Chuckles

Hi Lyle,

Have not written to you for some time, but the recent letter from a Mr. Babiarz in your "Letters To The Editor " caught my interest.

Usually the very first thing I look for in your paper is "Letters To The Editor." Most of the time they are praising you, your staff, your writers and articles , . . and very seldom anything of interest in national, state or local news. Mr. Babiarz"s criticism of a Polish joke, I feel, was uncalled for. During my many years on this planet I have heard volumes of jokes about every nationality imaginable with

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behaves."

What"!? I shook my head incredulously. To my mind, some of these kids, the violent ones, should not be in a public school classroom. They should be isolated and either assigned to a school or a class designed to deal with behavior issues.

I never heard of such goings-on when I went to school. I can remember a glaring look from Lucille Barbe, one of our high school teachers, and the student receiving the glare would promptly shut the hell up or knock off any misbehavior. And that was at the high school level! We're talking here about 2nd and 3rd grade students! What has our school system in California come to?

Our teachers are at risk! And that simply is not fair. Nor does it smack of common sense.

I guess I'm of the old school but I think teachers need to control the classroom . . . not some legislators in Sacramento. The legislators are not at risk of harm. The teachers are.

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Columbia!

By Sam Lowe

COLUMBIA, Calif. – The sun is barely above the gold-panning site when Columbia’s morning ritual begins. It’s the same every day. The shopkeepers crank open the huge steel doors that guard their stores against fire. Then the women bustle onto the sidewalks, clad in long skirts and whisking homemade brooms to maneuver the previous day’s dust off the wooden sidewalks and back onto the dirt road that bisects the town. The peddler wheels his cart up to the small hill near the schoolhouse and the fiddler sets out a tip can before hoisting himself onto a stool to start his morning serenade. He’ll coax music from his aged instrument for a while, and then surrender his spot to a cowboy balladeer or a bearded man playing a flute.

There’s something familiar about it all, especially for those who know about Brigadoon, the mythical Scottish town that rises out of the mist once every 100 years. But then the tourists arrive and the imagery is gone. It’s just another day in Columbia State Historic Park, one of the side attractions in a landscape best known for Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite is, naturally and justifiably, the major draw for the area with such well-known landmarks as El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls and Yosemite Falls, plus mile after mile of lesser-heralded scenery. And those who take it all in can readily understand why John Muir and Ansel Adams spent years glorifying its Eden-like qualities in print and on film, and why their works are on such prominent display at the splendid new visitor center at the park entrance. But visitors will benefit themselves if they also make time to enjoy the area that surrounds the park and take a closer look at Tuolumne and Calaveras counties, particularly the

small villages that are steeped in the history of the mid-1800s gold rush that brought multitudes to this section of California. Columbia is one of them. Although officially no longer a town, it still functions as one. Only a small grocery store is under private ownership; all the rest of the business places are leased from the state parks system. The merchants reflect the town’s claim that it is the bestpreserved Gold Rush town in California by dressing in period costume. And the saloons, the blacksmith shop, candy stores, mercantile, bank and a couple of hotels look pretty much as they did a century ago. Only one building in the park, however, was actually there when the Gold Rush occurred. Over the years, fire destroyed most of the original wooden structures, so when they were rebuilt, they were fireproofed with bricks and the steel doors. The park’s history includes a brief stay by Mark Twain, who spent a winter nearby as a prospector. He later complained about a steady diet of “beans and dishwater coffee.” And, although millions of dollars worth of gold were extracted from the area, Twain never struck it rich. He did, however, get the idea for his famous tale, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” when he wasn’t digging.

Author Bret Harte also wrote about the area in “The Outlaws of Poker Flat” and “The Luck of Roaring Camp.” Riches from the gold fields also eluded him, but the two are memorialized in the mountain town of Twain Harte. Just down the road a piece, the old railroad town of Jamestown lures tourists onto a main street lined and antique shops and a pair of old railroad locomotives that have earned reputations as movie stars. The engines -- Sierra No. 3 and No. 28 – sit in one of the nation’s few operational roundhouses in Railtown 1897, a small park on the edge of town. They were featured in more

than 100 movies, starting with the 1919 silent film, “Red Glove.” Since then, they’ve appeared with such notables as Gary Cooper (“The Texan”), Henry Fonda (“The Return of Frank James”), Maureen O’Hara (“The Red Pony”), Jack Lemmon (“The Great Race”), Burt Reynolds (“Nickelodeon”) and with the Aflac duck in a television commercial.

The town itself played a key role in the area’s development because it was the hub for branch line railroads that brought in construction materials for the mines and dams on the Stanislaus and Tuolumne rivers.

In Groveland, a short distance away, the Iron Door Saloon bills itself as the longest continuously operating bar in California while serving up beer and live music. And next door, proprietors delight guests in the restored Groveland Hotel with stories about Lyle, the ghost who wanders the aged hallways.

Sonora is less than a gallon of gas away and also thrives on the antique trade. But of particular note is the basement of Legends, a store on the main street. The upstairs is an oldfashioned ice cream parlor; the downstairs is old and musty, and it’s packed with books. Browsers can spend hours looking over the titles or, if they find one they like, they may sit in one of the reading areas and leaf through the pages. All that looking is bound to create a thirst, and the area is likewise ready to deal with that. Although not nearly was well known as some of the state’s more prominent wine-producing areas, the two counties have a good assortment of wineries within their borders. One of the more popular, from a tourist’s viewpoint, is Ironstone Vineyards, which is more like an

entertainment center than a cabernet-maker. Located near Murphys, another of those quaint little towns, Ironstone features a seven-story replica of an 1859 gold stamp mill that serves as a tasting room, conference center and deli. Visitors can wander through the underground caverns where some of the wine is aged, or go into the museum and covet the world’s largest specimen of crystalline gold leaf – a 44pounder uncovered on the property years ago and now valued in the millions. The area offers more than 80 hotels, inns, vacation rental properties and bed and breakfasts, but those seeking something different when choosing a place to nest for the night might look at the two marinas on Lake Don Pedro. Both properties rent sleepover boats that range in size from 26 feet to 70-footers. Boaters can drive them out onto the calm waters or leave them moored at the marinas.

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My Road to Fame and Glory!

When we lived near Washington, D.C. many years ago, my grown daughter somehow heard about an open casting call for movie extras.

“They’re looking for about 4,000 people,” she said, “so we have a pretty good chance of getting in. They said to wear business clothes if you want to apply, bring a picture of yourself, and show up in person. Extras get $50 for a day’s work no matter how many hours it takes, and they said to expect to be there about ten hours. That’s all I know.” D.C. isn’t Hollywood, and casting calls for anything related to movies was highly unusual. Besides, it sounded like fun and we might never get the chance again.

The two of us set off on the local Metro subway system on a hot summer afternoon a few days later dressed in our business suits, our most glamorous photos in hand. We had a general idea of the location of the bar where they were going to interview us (did they always use local drinking establishments to hire extras?), and spotted it right away because of the people lined up in front. The back of the line was nowhere to be seen, so we followed it to the end of the block and around the corner, and then around two more corners where we discovered even more people patiently waiting.

I checked out our competition. Most of the men wore business suits, the women wore dresses and suits, and all seemed to be in their twenties or early thirties. I was the oldest by far.

The line wasn’t moving. We settled in after the last person, feet already aching in our stiff business-type heels.

Eventually someone came along handing out forms for everyone to fill out. The form asked for the usual name, address, and age information, but also things like whether we owned a long formal dress, any unusual vehicles (I put down our old, ugly, gold pop-top van) and if we had any special talents like magic or juggling. We inched along. A street musician entertained us for tips in one spot by playing “drums” on metal cans and a shopping cart—although with the

heat and hours of standing, all that banging was hardly entertaining. It began to get dark. Some other potential extras walking by with McDonald’s food told us where they got it. My daughter held our place while I rushed several blocks away to get us something to eat; we were nearing the front of the line, and I was afraid she might go into the building before I got back. I needn’t have worried. At the entrance, a couple of bouncer types let hopeful actors inside a few at a time. The man in front of me asked, “What’s the movie about?” “Something to do with lawyers,” one of the bouncers said. “Called The Pelican Brief. Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts. Most of the filming will be at Georgetown Law School.” Finally we were allowed through the door and shown to another line. The dark floor was littered with paper and confusion. After a few minutes, we were motioned to go to one of five or six desks set up at the far end of the bar.

“Forms and photos,” said the woman behind the desk, holding out her hand. We happily gave them to her, and she checked to make sure we matched our pictures. “Thank you.” She indicated that we should leave. We were finished. Dismissed.

Three hours in line in Washington’s humid heat in business suits and heels, and we were out of there in seconds. ••• My daughter and I waited by our phones over the next few weeks, but they remained silent. Then we saw in the newspaper that filming in D.C. was wrapping up.

That was that. We weren’t going to be famous after all. Then one Friday afternoon I got a call.

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California’s 2020 wildfire season set back the state’s fight against climate change, putting more carbon dioxide into the air than millions of passenger vehicles driving over the course of a year. Almost 4.2 million acres burned from 9600 fires, killing 31 people, and emitting an estimated 112 million metric tons of carbon dioxide according to a California Air Resources Board report released Dec. 31st. We have to fight this growing threat, which is why my colleagues and I have introduced legislation that takes a comprehensive approach to preventing and fighting wildfires.

Reducing fuel and increasing defensible space is critical to fire fighting and prevention. Among other provisions, AB 297 (Gallagher) will create a continuous appropriation from the greenhouse gas fund of $500 million for fire reduction projects. AB 380 (Seyarto) will help CalFIRE identify communities at the greatest risk of wildfire and provide regulatory relief so priority fuel reduction projects can be completed in those areas. AB 926 (Mathis) will make roadside vegetation management projects eligible for local assistance grants, and my bill, AB 497, will appropriate money from the General Fund for grants to local fire districts and agencies in high fire risk areas to purchase brush management equip-

ment for use along backcountry roadways. Another bill, AB 648 (Fong) will appropriate $200 million from existing Cap and Trade revenues for fire prevention and forest management programs.

Other bills will encourage better fuel management on privately held lands. AB 910 and 912 (Bigelow) will encourage land owners to better maintain their lands by removing bureaucratic hurdles that stand in the way of fuel reduction, while expanding the acreage permitted under existing forest management regulations to 15,000 acres. AB 575 (Fong) will also encourage brush removal by limiting civil liabilities for supervised prescribed burns unless gross negligence is involved. These are just a few of the fire-prevention bills introduced this session. Our air quality, economy and quality of life are suffering. A comprehensive, multipronged approach is necessary, and this package of bills is an important step in that direction. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.

5th District Supervisor

Jim Desmond

Public safety power shutoffs can disrupt life throughout San Diego County. The shutoffs can wreak havoc on the community and come at inopportune times. In fact, Fallbrook had their power shutoff on Christmas Eve while a fire burned on Camp Pendleton.

It’s not just the rural areas that have been impacted by these shutoffs. In many instances, cities in the North County have had their power cut for prolonged periods of time. During a power shutoff in 2019, the battery life on a traffic signal at a major North County intersection died and went dark. (Incidentally, if a driver encounters a signalized intersection that is not energized, the intersection is considered an all way stop). This created a major safety hazard, leaving residents to fend for themselves on an emergency evacuation route. It was clear from seeing it firsthand and from the phone calls my office received, that additional strategy and planning was needed when it comes to public safety power shutoffs. Last week, I partnered with Supervisor Anderson to address the gaps and improve coordination when it comes to high-wind power shutoffs. The item works to create

greater collaboration with transportation agencies, municipalities and partners with San Diego Gas & Electric to enhance plans to address impacts and address safety issues, especially during lengthy public safety power shutoffs. Most importantly, this item will increase safety, by replacing backup batteries at major intersections and back up generations at our fire stations. I’m happy to announce that the Board item passed unanimously and I look forward to keeping you updated on the progress!

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“They told me to stand on top of a cement post,” one man said. “I hope they got a good shot of me!”

“I’ll be there!”

I was thankful to have had a lastminute chance.

A man’s voice said, “Can you be at Dulles Airport in Virginia tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m.? Dress in business clothes.” “Wear neutral colors and park off the service road. There will be signs. You’ll get further instructions when you get there.”

It all sounded kind of creepy and cloak-and-dagger and I could have used my daughter’s company, but since she didn’t get a similar callback, I was on my own. ••• At the airport early the next morning, I followed signs that said “P. Brief” to an out-of-the-way lot, and parked near an old World War II-looking propeller plane. A few people waiting at a bus stop had clothes in dry cleaner bags slung over their backs. They discussed other movies that were going to be shot in the area, and I figured most of them were officially registered extras—part of the movie circuit or something. Later others arrived in national clothing of Africa and India, and still others showed up in shorts and carrying suitcases. I wondered if they really needed that much stuff. On the bus we were given green stickers to wear. I happily slapped it on my suit. Finally, I was on my way to Hollywood!

At the terminal, our group was ushered into a secluded lounge. “Remain here and wait until you’re called.” A woman looked us up and down, carefully going over our clothes. She eyed my bright pink blouse, the only one that went with my suit, and frowned. “Do you have another top?” I shook my head.

“Then button the suit jacket, roll down the sleeves, and tuck the blouse out of sight as much as possible.” She moved on. Oops!

A woman near me whispered, “That’s because we’re supposed to blend into the background if we’re in the film. That way the stars show up better.” “Oh.”

Soon they called the people in native dress and then the ones with suitcases, who, it turned out, were supposed to be “tourists.” The rest of us, mostly “business people,” waited. We couldn’t see any of the filming from the lounge—evidently the action was in another part of the airport—so we chatted in small groups. A few sitting near me reported on their “shoot” a few days earlier in front of the White House. They were supposed to be protestors, waving signs and shouting. It took a long time, it was hot, and there were many takes.

“I hear today is the very last day,” someone else said. “It’s a retake of a scene that was shot before.”

The crew set up fruit and donuts for us to eat, but it was not the elaborate grand buffet I’d seen on TV programs about location filming. After a couple of hours, a man appeared. “We need some of you to drive your cars around the parking lot and in front of the terminal. Pay is an extra $20.” My group huddled and decided that it wasn’t worth the extra money to have just our car in the movie. If we waited, we might be in the movie ourselves. No one would see us inside our cars, and we were there for the fame, not the money! A few volunteers headed for their cars, and the rest of us—about thirty—continued to wait. We still couldn’t see anything that was going on, but at least we had chairs. We discussed going back out through security to take a look, but gave up on that idea. We’d been told to stay there, and besides, we wanted to be present when they came for us. No one who’d been called had returned to our lounge, so we couldn’t even ask what was happening.

Finally about noon, a woman stood by the door and clapped for attention. “Filming is finished. Go to the table in front. Your checks are ready.”

Historically Speaking

The ‘Mother’ of Our Nation?

Jean Baptiste shares the spotlight with his mother on the U.S. 2000 “golden dollar” coin. On that coin he’s the infant papoose depicted on Sacajewea’s back. He would go on to play a role in the history of Oceanside. While not very popular among Americans, the 2000 golden dollar replaced the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin of previous years, but neither has been popular. To date, they are the only two women recognized by the U.S. Mint. That might soon change because abolitionist Harriet Tubman currently is being considered for the 20-dollar bill.

Evidently, this title of “first” woman of America has some traction because her image is one of only two females ever placed on U.S. currency. Sacajawea was born in May 1788. She was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who, at age 16, met and helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition in achieving their mission objectives by exploring the far reaches of the Louisiana Territory.

When he was 61, Jean Baptiste was on his way to the gold fields of Montana when he became ill with pneumonia and died May 16, 1866, near Danner, Oregon.

by Tom Morrow

Arguably, the mother of our nation could very well have been a 16-yearold Native American who helped lead the first transcontinental expedition up the Missouri River to the Pacific coast, exploring the so-called “Louisiana Purchase” of 1803.

In 1804-05, Lewis and Clark’s “Corps of Discovery” arrived at a Mandan village in what today is North Dakota. Knowing they would need the help of Shoshone tribes who lived at the headwaters of the Missouri River, they hired Toussaint Charbonneau, a fur trapper, after learning his wife, Sacajawea, spoke Shoshone. At the time she was pregnant with her first child.

And that was that. The last thirty of us never made it out of the lounge.

I picked up my check and followed the others to the bus and back to our cars. The disappointment was palpable. We hadn’t become stars, we hadn’t watched a movie being filmed, and we’d never even seen Julia Roberts or Denzel Washington. However, I thought the day had been interesting, and since they still had my filled-out form and picture, maybe they would call again (they never did).

When The Pelican Brief came to theaters, I went, watching especially for the scenes at Dulles and at the White House. Both flashed by in seconds. I doubt the extras in the White House scene had time to find themselves in the crowd and I don’t think they even used the part with the cars driving around Dulles. There were no people in native attire nor did I see the “tourists” with their suitcases in the background. I think everything shot that day ended up on the cutting room floor. The Pelican Brief went on to

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Lewis recorded the birth of Jean (pronounced ‘John’) Baptiste Charbonneau on Feb. 11, 1805. By August of that year, the expedition had located a Shoshone tribe and were trading for horses when they discovered the tribe's chief was Sacajawea’s brother. When Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean, all members of the expedition, including Sacajawea and Clark's black man-servant, York, voted on the location for building their winter fort.

On the return trip Sacajawea advised Clark to cross into the Yellowstone River basin at what is now known as Bozeman Pass. Later, this was chosen as the optimal route for the Northern Pacific Railway to cross the continental divide. In 1809, Charbonneau and Sacajawea accepted Captain Clark's invitation to settle in St. Louis. In 1813, the couple entrusted Jean-Baptiste's education to Clark, who enrolled the young man in the St. Louis Academy boarding school.

Jean Baptiste had a restless and adventurous life with many years of somewhat celebrity status. In 1846, he led the famed Mormon Battalion to California during the War with Mexico. In North San Diego County he was appointed Alcade (Spanish for mayor) for the Mission San Luis Rey in what today is Oceanside. But Jean Baptiste disliked the way Mission Indians were being treated and left to become a hotel clerk in Auburn, California.

Some historical documents suggest Sacajawea died in 1812 of “an unknown sickness,” but Native American oral histories have her crossing the Great Plains after leaving her husband, and marrying into a Comanche tribe. She was said to have returned to the Shoshone in 1860 in Wyoming.

In 1925, Dr. Charles Eastman, a Dakota Sioux physician, was hired by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to locate Sacajawea's remains. He learned of a Shoshone woman at the Wind River Reservation with the Comanche name of “Porivo.” Some of those he interviewed said she spoke of a long journey wherein she had helped white men. She possessed a silver “Jefferson Peace Medal” from the Lewis and Clark Expedition. A Comanche woman named Tacutine told Eastman that Porivo was her grandmother. According to the interviews Porivo lived for some time at Fort Bridger in Wyoming with her sons Bazil and Baptiste. Eventually, she returned to the Lemhi Shoshone at the Wind River Reservation where she was recorded as "Bazil's mother." Porivo, is believed to have died on April 9, 1884.

Eastman concluded that Porivo was, indeed, Sacajawea. On the basis of this claim a monument to "Sacajawea of the Shoshonis" was erected in 1963 at Fort Washakie on the Wind River reservation near Lander, Wyoming.

The belief that Sacagawea lived to old age in Wyoming was widely disseminated through the book “Sacajawea” (1933), by historian Grace Raymond Hebard, a University of Wyoming professor. However, some critics have concluded “(author) Hebard was long on romance and short on facts.” The National American Woman Suffrage Association of the early 20th century adopted her as a symbol of

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become a well-known movie. Someday I’ll rent it to watch it again, and this time I’ll run the airport and White House scenes in slow motion.

My daughter’s and my adventure did turn out to be a good one—at least for me—and I’m glad I went for it. And it wasn’t all for nothing. If anyone ever asks, I can say that I was a movie extra—I have a copy of the check to prove it.

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Virtual Health Education Classes for March and April - Palomar Health is offering free, virtual health information classes during the months of March and April. See the list below. Participants need to sign up in advance by calling 866.628.2880 or visiting Palomar Health's website, PalomarHealth.org

Nutrition and Your Gut Tuesday, March 16 | 6 pm Your kidneys support many important aspects of you health. We’ll discuss how nutrition and lifestyle choices can affect your kidneys and other important influences on kidney function. Caring for Your Kidneys Tuesday, March 23 | 10 am You’ve only got two of them, learn how to care for your kidneys through proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. Kidney function is especially important if you have diabetes. Reduce the chances you will need dialysis.

Escondido resident Michele Ivy Davis is a freelance writer and photographer whose stories and articles have appeared in a variety of magazines, anthologies, and newspapers. She is also the author of the awardwinning, young adult novel, Evangeline Brown and the Cadillac Motel.

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“women's worth and independence,” erecting several statues and plaques in her memory, doing much to recount her accomplishments. When the pioneering and historic accomplishments of Sacajawea are measured, she very well should be considered “Mother of America.”

Note to all who submit press releases to The Paper and/or The Social Butterfly: All photos accompanying press releases must be attached as either a pdf or jpg format. Releases with embedded photos will not be considered for publication.

Love Your Liver Tuesday, April 6 | 6 pm Discuss how to take care of your liver so your liver takes care of you. No Nonsense Nutrition and Weight Management Tuesday, April 13 | 10 am Learn how to support your health goals with good nutrition. Nutrition and Aging Thursday, April 22 | 10 am Learn how proper nutrition can soften the aging process, make you feel energetic and improve your lifestyle.

Nutrition and COVID-19 Tuesday, April 27 | 6 pm Learn how COVID-19 may impact nutrition status and recommendations to support health and recovery

Republican Club of Ocean Hills Welcomes Candidate Brian Maryott on March 17th - Join the Republican Club of Ocean Hills on Wednesday, March 17th, to hear speaker Brian Maryott, 2022 candidate for Congress in the 49th District. He will address issues and opportunities for the 2022 elections.

Brian Maryott is a conservative businessman and former Mayor of San Juan Capistrano. He is running for Congress to restore commonsense representation to the 49th Congressional District. He is a Certified Financial Planner, and spent the majority of his career helping hundreds of individuals and families save for a rainy day, send their kids to college, retire with dignity, and invest in their future. He steadily grew his planning business and was eventually promoted to Senior Vice President of his company where he helped manage hundreds of employees and billions in client assets. As our national debt continues to grow, Brian's financial background and commitment to sound growth and

fiscal stewardship is needed in Congress now more than ever. The Republican Club of Ocean Hills (RCOH) believes in Republican values: individual responsibility, personal freedoms, limited government, a market economy, low taxes, and a strong national defense. RCOH meets the third Wednesday of each month, currently on ZOOM. Our program on the 17th begins at 1:00pm, followed by our speaker at 1:15pm. For more information and the link to attend the ZOOM meeting, please email RepublicanClubOfOceanHills@g mail.com or call John at 760-4976117. Check out RCOH at www.republicanclubofoceanhills.com.

What's Up Downtown Oceanside - Book Sale--Made to Order Buy the Box Book Sales, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 602 Civic Center Drive. The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are now offering made-to-order boxes of books. Boxes are sorted by author or categories including fiction,nonfiction, romance, scifi/fantasy, children's, cookbooks, mysteries, biographies, holiday CDs and more. Each box costs $5 ($7 for oversized books). Paperbacks can also be bought by the bag for $5. Sales are cash only. Call 760.473.4733 from 9am to 1pm on sale days to place special orders for pick up behind the Civic Center Library.

Community Workshop: Smart & Sustainable Corridors Specific Plan, March 13, Online. The City of Oceanside invites you to join this free workshop next Saturday at 10:30am. Through a Specific Plan, the City will seek to channel future housing and employment growth into commercial corridors while maintaining the integrity of adjacent residential neighborhoods.

Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation Presents Oceanside Arts Live! Ongoing, Online. While the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation programming is still on hold, you can get your "art-fix" for music, dancing, poetry and arts - even cooking lessons - through their Oceanside Arts, Live Facebook page and YouTube channel. There is no cost to subscribe. Senior Art Series of Talks and Art Making Activities, March 19, Online. The Oceanside Public Library and studio ACE are partnering to host a free series of online art talks and virtual art making activities for older adults this spring. The March art talk will cover Feminist Art focusing on Faith Ringgold, painter, mixed media sculptor, performance artist and teacher. During the art making class at 10am on Friday, March 19, participants will create paper collage quilts in the style of Ringgold with paper and glue. Registration is required and all supplies are included.

Downtown Oceanside Makers Market, March 20, Downtown Oceanside. The next Makers Market is popping up on Saturday, March 20, from 10am - 3pm; shop handcrafted and artisanal goods from area makers and Downtown Oceanside businesses outside while enjoying live music. Operating under COVID-19 guidelines, this free event will be no-touch, outdoors and socially distanced with hand sanitizer stations. Face coverings will be mandatory for all makers and shoppers.

For information on any or all of these events, contact MainStreet Oceanside; call 760.754.4512, or the website at www.maimstreetoceanside.com for the Evens Calendar. They are located at 701 Mission Avenue, Oceanside 92054.

San Marcos Chamber Business Networking Events for March - For more information and registrations for the following event, contact the San Marcos Chamber at 251 North City Drive #128, San Marcos, 92078.

Coffee Connections, Wednesday, March 17th, 8-9am. Coffee Connections gives businesses the chance to expand, strengthen and build stronger business relationships in the city of San Marcos. Brigadier General Rebecca Halstead, Ret., Leading with Hope to Emerge from Chaos, Friday, March 19, 8am-9:15am on Zoom. Learn about General Halstead's proven leadership philosophy and principles, learned from her experiences--successes and failures--and her "war stories." She has provided hundreds of keynote speeches and leadership training to the corporate and academic sectors at both national and international engagements. Join the event for strategies to Lead with Hope to Emerge from Chaos, and learn how to be a STEADFAST leader. San Marcos Chamber's Virtual Networking Happy Hour, Thursday, March 25, 5pm-6pm. Enjoy the company of amazing business professionals from a variety of industries and companysizes. You'll have the opportunituy to meet, chat, and have a little fun in small randomly generated breakout room settings.

Power Lunch Featuring Mayor Rebecca Jones; Wednesday, March 31, from 12pm-1pm. Join the San Marcos Chamber for an informative Power Lunch featuring guest speaker San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones. Hear the latest updates on important issues and happenings in San Marcos.

It's Time for March Meowness! March Meowness is back! When March Madness was cancelled last year, we hosted our first ever March Meowness Tournament - and now this fiercely cute competition is ready to hit the court again. To celebrate the return of buzzer-beaters

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and bracket busters, we'll be crowning our own furry, feathered or even scaly champion! Best of all, it's free to play and you have a chance to make your pet famous and win some fantastic prizes. Prizes are: 1st Place; $150 Petco Gift Card; 2nd Place: $125 Petco Gift Card; 3rd Place: $100 Petco Gift Card; 4th Place: $75 Petco Gift Card. For contest rules, contact the San Diego Humane Society at (5500 Gaines St., San Diego 92110), by phone, 619.299.7012, for any of the campus locations: Escondido, Oceanside, Ramona, El Cajon, and San Diego.

Entry into March Meowness is free, but only one photo submission per person, per day will be accepted. Full contest rules are available, starting with entering the event and submitting a photo of your pet - and spreading the word! The Top 32 photos, based on votes received by 11:59 p.m. on March 14, will advance to our official 32-seed March Meowness bracket. Voting is free, open to the public throughout the tournament and determines which pets advance to the next round following the schedule below. March 1-14: Contest open for photo submissions and voting to determine the Top 32 tournament seeds.

March 15-18: Opening round matchups of Top 32 seeds.

March 19-23: Select your favorites from the Sweet 16.

March 24-April 1: Elite Eight go head-to-head.

One’s emotional, psychological and social wellbeing are affected by mental health. Optimal mental health is evidenced by positive

April 2-4: Final Four fight for more. April 5: The Big Prance championship round.

April 6: The March Meowness champion is crowned!

If your pet advances to the head-tohead matchups, be sure to encourage your friends, family, social media followers, co-workers and even random strangers to vote for your adorable animal! Voting is free, so there’s no reason not to give it your best shot! While you will surely want to spend all of March voting repeatedly for your contestant, only one vote per person per day will qualify. DAR Meeting Program Featured Sibelia Chaiyahat - The Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), once again met remotely for the monthly business meeting with chapter regent, Laura Horn, presiding. First Vice Regent Kellie Stafford introduced our member, and speaker, Sibelia Chaiyahat of Life Enrichment Services. Sibelia has a Master’s degree in Social Work, a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and is Licensed in California and Oregon to provide mental health treatment.

Sibelia Chaiyahat, standing in doorway; Kellie Stafford in foreground

emotions and relationships, being engaged with life, a sense of accomplishment and emotional stability. Mental wellness is to realize your full potential. Due to the pandemic, mental health problems, for all ages, have increased dramatically over the last year. These problems manifest in mood disorders, eating disorders and substance abuse to name a few. Recognizing that the month of May is National Mental Health Month, the importance and urgency of the situation at this time, it was felt more important to have a reminder now. Sibelia was presented a certificate of recognition for her power point presentation. A mental health screening tool may be found at screening.mhanational.org/screening.tools.

The DAR is “a nonpolitical, nonprofit volunteer women’s service organization promoting patriotism through better education. Members are all lineal descendants of revolutionary war patriots.” The DAR is open to any female eighteen years of age or older who is lineally descended from an ancestor who aided in any way the fight for independence in the American Revolution. Visit www.santamargarita.californiadar.org. "Out of Africa" Exhibit at EAA The Escondido Art Association, a 501(c) (3) non-profit, is honored to host the works of two artists born and raised in Africa, who joyfully present a 2-month show of paintings and gourd art at the Artists Gallery on 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido. The show runs from March 6 through May 1 and the gallery hours are 11:00am till 4:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, please visit the EAA website at www.escondidoartassociation.com or call 442-317-0980. Suzanne Nicolaisen, a.k.a. Zanniki, was born in Cape Town, South Africa, where she spent her childhood and young adult life. South Africa is a country of contrasting light, color, and form. She has always surrounded herself with people from different cultures and ethnicities, being inspired by this unique blend. Switzerland later

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Man About Town Cont. from Page 4

Let me be clear. This criticism is NOT directed at the teachers. Nor at the students. It is aimed at the wacky legislators who come up with some weird ideas about what classroom and school discipline is.

We have some of the best and brightest and most dedicated teachers and staff you could ask for. But the legislators are not only placing them at great risk . . .they are allowing our kids/students to learn the wrong lessons about discipline and appropriate behavior. End of rant. For now.

•••• Welcome to Pistons and Palms Pizza Company! Here’s a brand new company located at 751 Center Drive in the Nordahl Shopping Center. Their specialty? Serving up nice, hot and tasty pizzas!

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Chuckles Cont. from Page 2

A woman stopped by, unannounced, at her son's house. She knocked on the door then immediately walked in. She was shocked to see her daughter-in-law lying on the couch, naked. Soft music was playing, and the aroma of perfume filled the room. "What are you doing?!" she asked.

"I'm waiting for Mike to come home from work," the daughter-in-law answered. "But you're naked!" the mother-inlaw exclaimed. "This is my love dress," the daughter-in-law explained. "Love dress? But you're naked!"

"Mike loves me and wants me to wear this dress," she explained. "It excites him to no end. Every time he sees me in this dress, he instantly becomes romantic. He can't get enough of me."

The mother-in-law left. When she got home, she undressed, showered, put on her best perfume, dimmed the lights, put on a romantic CD, and lay on the couch, waiting for her husband to arrive.

Finally, her husband came home. He walked in and saw her lying there so provocatively. "What are you doing?" he asked.

"This is my love dress," she whispered sensually.

"Need's ironing," he said. "What's for dinner?"

He never heard the gunshot. •••• The benefits of a good vocabuary . . . I recently called an old MIT graduate pal and asked what he was working on these days. He replied that he was working on "Aqua-thermal treatment of ceramics, aluminum and steel under a constrained environment."

I was impressed...upon further inquiry, I learned that he was washing dishes with hot water under his wife's supervision. •••• A police officer came to my house and asked where I was between 5 and 6. He seemed irritated when I told him, “kindergarten.” •••• I find it so damned difficult to speak with forked tongue. •••• Bipartisianship is not what is missing in Washington. Common Sense is. Senator Rand Paul •••• Friendly grammar tip There's no such word as "towards," drop the s, save a character, make a word nerd smile.

Letters to the Editor Cont. from Page 4

little or no protest from those targeted. The first amendment to our Constitution allows us to say what we wish and for the most part I believe that most of us can handle the humor put forth in such jokes and even enjoy them. However, you and every editor in this country, regardless of newspaper, magazine, book, or periodical WILL NOT DARE to write jokes or humor about Blacks, Negroes or BLM's or they would quickly be shut down whether they liked it or not! It is my hope that all editors such as you, can continue expressing enjoyable humor about all of our many nationalities without fear of being gagged and closed. Sincerely George L. Beitner Sr. San Marcos, Ca.

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Social Butterfly Cont. from Page 9

became her home for 21 years. Here the majestic nature with the snow-capped mountains, a total contrast to her homeland impressed her greatly. In 1989, a self-taught painter, she was ready to take on the world. California is now her home. With its easy living, California provides her with unique artistic means of expression. Among her favorite subjects is the life, legends, and symbols of native Americans and her own native African tribal people. Her motto is: “I create my own world by including everything and everybody.”

Grace Swanson’s interest in gourds began as a small child, born and raised in Nigeria. The Nigerian people use gourds for everything from storing food to spoons to holding cosmetics. When she saw a class on gourd art offered 11 years ago, she decided to give it a try. The feel and smell of the burning gourd just took her “home”. She was hooked. Each gourd has its own personality and that often dictates what design she will burn into the gourd and whether it will stay whole or become an opened vessel. Sometimes she has a very definite design in mind when she begins, and sometimes she makes it up as she goes along. Some gourds may take as little as two or three hours to complete. Others may take days or

Soroptimists Raise and Donate Over $11,000 To Fight Human Trafficking Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland recently presented checks totaling $11,700 to two organizations fighting human trafficking in San Diego County. During a club Zoom meeting on February 19th, club president Assly Sayyar welcomed guest speakers

Social Butterfly Cont. on Page 11

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The $145 adoption fee for Rubi includes medical exam, spay, up to date vaccinations, registered microchip, and a one-year license if her new home is in the jurisdiction of San Diego Humane Society’s Department of Animal Services. For information about Adoption by Appointment or to become a Virtual Foster log on to www.SDpets.org or call 760-753-6413.


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• Page 11 • March 11, 2021

A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.

San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Organics recycling kicks off in San Marcos

Now it’s easier than ever to recycle leftovers and organic waste along with your yard waste here in San Marcos.

As of March 1, EDCO Disposal’s new Organic Waste Recycling Program collects food scraps and yard debris mixed in your green cart on your regularly scheduled trash and recycling pick-up day.

Organic waste includes food scraps, landscaping and pruning, nonhazardous wood cuttings and food-soiled paper waste. If it grows, it can now be recycled in your green bin! Mandatory recycling of organic waste is the next step to achieving California’s Zero Waste goals. EDCO is utilizing a new facility in Escondido where the organic material can break down properly into renewable natural gas to fuel vehicles and fertilizer for farms. The new facility will help local cities meet a statewide target of diverting 75% of organic waste from landfills by Jan. 1, 2025, as set by state law. Learn more at: bit.ly/smrecycling.

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,

I would like to talk a little bit about the Homeless. I receive a number of emails about homeless on the street, why hasn’t anyone done anything about this problem. I think it is important to restate, that there are a lot of people in and out of government working this issue. And the reason why it is not solved is because it is complicated, and costs more than what we have available to put against it. And additionally the homeless have rights that limit what we can do. That’s the plain truth of it. I have a regular meeting with the North County Mayors and Supervisor. Often the bulk of the time of those meetings is dedicated to how to solve the homeless issue with the resources we have, and those limited extra resources we hope to get. In addition, we are participants/partners in other government agencies and nonprofits efforts. And while it may not seem like much, to those of us dealing with problem, we are making progress. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac Paul P. McNamara, Mayor of Escondido pmcnamara@escondido.org

Social Butterfly Cont. from Page 10

from Alabaster Jar Project and North County Lifeline. Each organization will receive a check for $5,850 representing equal halves of the total funds raised from the club’s monthlong “30 Miles in 30 Days” Walkathon to Fight Human Trafficking held in January.

Susan Johnson, Director and CoFounder of Alabaster Jar Project, operates Grace House, a safe house in Vista for trafficking victims. “Thank you so much Soroptimists,” she said. “This will help make sure that the bills are paid and the rent is paid for the women in our housing program.” Grace House currently houses five trafficking survivors. “They are doing well,” she reported. “Two of them are already working in the community--they actually, during Covid-19, got employment on their own. One earned her high school diploma. We've got three that are in college continuing education virtually.”

Representing North County Lifeline were Stephanie Gonzalez, program manager of Project LIFE, and Melissa Haupt, director of programs. “The Soroptimists have always supported our program,” Gonzalez said. “I just want to say thank you for always thinking of us…Since we started Project LIFE in 2011, where we support human trafficking victims on their patrh to recovery and self-reliance, we’ve served a total of 387 clients, and that number has continued to grow because we’ve expanded. It’s great to be able to serve more clients with their emergency needs. These funds will definitely help when we have new trafficking victims that don't have anything; we'll be able to purchase clothing, other basic items they need and can place them in safe housing." Melissa Haupt said “Collaborations

Social Butterfly Cont. on Page 14

Portion of Inland Rail Trail Opens

The newly constructed segment of the Inland Rail Trail, near Mar Vista Drive and Phillips Street, recently opened. The partially constructed 21-mile trail runs along the Sprinter rail from Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, and a portion of San Diego County. SANDAG has secured a $5.6 million grant for the next phase of the project in Vista, a one-mile stretch running from Mar Vista Drive to Civic Center Drive. SANDAG is currently seeking funding opportunities for construction of the remainder of the trail through Vista, a two-mile segment running between Civic Center Drive and North Drive. For the trail map and project information, check online at KeepSanDiegoMoving.com.

News from Pala Casino

Pala Casino just continues to add to its reputation as a top venue for great entertainment! Just look at some of the great Tribute Artists that they have appearing: This Friday Night!

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www. thecomputerfactory.net "San Diego's Best Computer Store 2015-2020" Union Tribune readers poll

Chip shortages and computers

There is a worsening crisis in the availability of “chips” and it’s impacting all of us who rely on modern technology. “Chips,” or integrated circuits, are tiny bits of semiconductor material inscribed with electronic circuits. Watches, remotes, games, phones, tablets, PCs, sweepers, stoves, refrigerators, cars and airplanes etc, all depend on “chips” to perform their functions. The steps involved in taking raw materials like silicon and precious metals through mining, refining, designing, processing and assembly to create reliable consumer products is long and complex. For years steady growth has char-

PROBLEM SOLVED BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT

If a company goes out of business, can I get a refund from Groupon?

After Michelle Crews buys a Groupon for a cleaning service, the business closes. Can she get a refund from Groupon? Q: I paid $59 for a voucher for housecleaning services through Groupon recently. But when I tried to redeem the voucher, I couldn't reach the merchant via phone. The number was not in service. I then searched for the company to get more information, but I was unsuccessful.

I reached out to Groupon and advised them that I could not use my voucher and it seemed as if the merchant is no longer in business. Groupon has been “investigating” it, but it’s taking a long time to resolve. They have not provided me any information on this “investigation.”

I requested a full refund from Groupon, but they claim they can only refund me in Groupon Bucks. I do not want a credit. This is not my fault, so why am I ineligible to receive a full cash refund? -Michelle Crews, Bartlett, Tenn. A: You should not have to pay for something you couldn't use. But are you entitled to a refund? Short answer: no. At least not according

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acterized the “Chip” industry. Much of the front end processing (mining and refining) is done in developing countries where labor is cheap. Over the past two decades, most secondary processing involving silicon “foundries” was “off-shored” to low cost Asian producers in India, Malaysia and particularly China. The Covid crisis interrupted efforts by Western nations to repatriate high tech manufacturing jobs from China. When the pandemic hit in early 2020, China was scaling down its manufacturing plans anticipating reduced orders from the West. Western nations had barely begun scaling up their own “chip” manufacturing capabilities. Pandemic stay at home orders created a massive and unanticipated demand for desktop and notebook computers depleting worldwide “chip” inventories. These Inventories could not be replenished because of capacity restraints and pandemic related plant closures. Shortages appeared in many industry sectors. Automobile manufacturers announced production cuts and the entire electronics industry began to ration products.

Recent retail computer shoppers find shelves empty of all but the most expensive models. Chinese manufacturers of low end Dell and HP computers can’t meet demand because of “Chip” shortages. High end PC “gamer” video cards that sold for $200 in September cost $500 today, if you can find them. Experts anticipate “chip” shortages and product rationing throughout 2021. The “chip” shortage will increasingly impact the price and availability of all electronic and electromechanical products. Here at

to the Groupon Promise, the company's terms and conditions. According to the agreement, any unredeemed voucher may be returned within the first three days of purchase for a refund of the amount paid. "After that, Groupon will not refund any voucher and all sales are final unless otherwise stated in the Fine Print."

And what does the <a href="https://www.groupon.com/fa q#faqs:content-6">Fine Print</a> say? "Unredeemed Local Groupons that are not Final Sale will be eligible for a refund to Groupon Bucks or self-service Trade In through your voucher's expiration date." So the Groupon Bucks are allowed. But who has the time to read the fine print, anyway?

But Groupon's contract doesn't really address a company that goes out of business. That's becoming more of an issue during the pandemic.

Bottom line: You weren't entitled to a refund. But you should have been. After all, you paid for a product or service that couldn't be delivered. Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, you could file a dispute with your credit card and receive a full refund. And if you hadn't contacted me with this problem, I think a credit card dispute would have been a quick way to fix this. I believe you would have been successful. By the way, I checked out the business and it appears to be gone. But I

The Computer Factory we saw component pricing trending upward in November and stocked up for our new builds. Most of our PC sales however; are “refurbs” (desktop/tower, notebook, all-inone and micros), and these are not directly affected by component pricing.

Recently we’ve started to see a ripple effect on “refurb” pricing. Initially work and school from home orders created an excess of PCs in schools and corporations. We anticipated that these excess PCs could flood the market and bring “refurb” prices down; that did not happen. Instead schools and business clung to their existing PCs often subsidizing new home computers for students and employees. As Covid interrupted budget cycles, schools and businesses began to

realize that their five-ten year old computers were just as capable as the new budgeted replacements. This “epiphany” on the part of schools and business has affected “refurb” availability. According to Chris Carter, President of Computer Surplus Solutions in LA, “Refurbs are getting harder to find and wholesale prices are up 10-15%” At The Computer Factory we haven’t yet been hit by “refurb” price creep. Because of its higher quality components, a five year old “enterprise refurb” Dell or HP is, hands down, a better deal than a brand new “retail” Dell or HP, even at the same price. But higher quality “refurbs” are often half the price of their cheaply built retail cousins. So stop by and check out our large “refurb” inventory. And bring along your old PC for a free upgrade or trade-in estimate.

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also found a lot of negative reviews, which didn't surprise me. Next time you buy a product or service through Groupon, or anywhere else, please take a moment to read the online reviews. You might be able to avoid a future customer-service disaster. If you wanted to skip the credit card dispute, you could have also reached out to one of the Groupon executives via email. I list the names, numbers and email addresses of the <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/groupon-customerservice-contacts/">Groupon managers</a> on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org.

I contacted Groupon on your behalf. It refunded the full amount of your purchase.

Christopher Elliott is the chief advocacy officer for Elliott Advocacy. Email him at chris@elliott.org or get help with any consumer problem by contacting him at http://www.elliott.org/help © 2021 Christopher Elliott.

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT

I paid twice for my airline ticket -can I get one refunded? After a mixup with her cruise line,

Ruby Tyson pays for her airline tickets twice. Is there any way to get one of them refunded?

Q: Before the pandemic, I booked a Hawaii cruise for my daughter and myself on Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). When I checked in for my outbound flight on United Airlines, an airline representative told me that NCL had not paid for my ticket. I purchased a one-way ticket to make my connection. On the ship, I checked with the guest relations and they assured me that everything was correct for my return flight. But again, when I went to board my return flight, they said my ticket was not paid. My daughter purchased my return flight ticket using her credit card. I have asked NCL for proof of payment to United Airlines on three separate occasions. A United Airlines representative said I couldn't get a refund for my new tickets because I had used them. Can you help me? I'd like a refund of $2,557 either from either NCL or United Airlines. -- Ruby Tyson, Richmond Heights, Ohio A: NCL should have paid for your flights. And since this happened a few months before the pandemic started, there's no excuse for this oversight.

Travel Troubleshooter Cont. on Page 13


SERVICE DIRECTORY The Paper

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2021-00008246-CU-PT-NC

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Mark Ermel Onal Cruz filed a petition with this court for a decree changing

names as follows: Present name: Mark Ermel Onal Cruz to

Proposed name Mark Cruz. 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 objection that includes the reasons for the objection at

least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard

and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING:

Date: 4/13/21 8:30a.m., Department 25.

The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least

once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of gen-

eral circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated Feb. 26, 2021.

NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON ABOVE DATE: SEE ATTACHMENT

/s/PAMELA M. PARKER, Judge of the Superior Court 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 and 4/01/2021

ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JCFORM #NC-120)

Due to the COV ID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, rendering presence in, or access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pusuant to the emergency orders of the Chief Justice of the State of California and General Orders of the Presiding Department of the San Diego Superior Court, the following Order is made: NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE.

The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-120). If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC100) will be granted without a hearing. One certified copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner. If all the rquirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions.

If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions.

A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holidays) BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED. Do not come to court on the specified date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing date. Any Petition for the name change of a minor that is signed by only one parent must have this attachment served along with the Petition and Order to Show Cause, on the other non-signing parent, and proof of service must be filed with the court. 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 and 4/01/2021

Travel Troubleshooter Cont. from Page 12

Here's what should have happened:

When you let guest relations know about your flight problems, a representative should have helped you. NCL should have refunded you for the extra flight immediately, but more importantly, ensured that you had a confirmed flight back home. It did neither. I reviewed the correspondence between you, the cruise line, and your travel advisor. It painstakingly details the months you spent trying to resolve this. You went through all the channels and still came up empty-handed. Part of the reason: Shortly after your cruise, the pandemic started. It decimated not just the cruise industry, but also

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

CABINETS

37-2020-00003746-CU-PT-NC

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Michael

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Anthony Paniagua filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Michael Anthony

Paniagua to Proposed name Michael Anthony McLeish. 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 objection 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:

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NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON ABOVE DATE: SEE ATTACHMENT

/s/PAMELA M. PARKER, Judge of the Superior Court 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 and 4/01/2021

ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JCFORM #NC-120)

Due to the COV ID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, rendering presence in, or access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pusuant to the emergency orders of the Chief Justice of the State of California and General Orders of the Presiding Department of the San Diego Superior Court, the following Order is made: NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-120).

If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC100) will be granted without a hearing. One certified copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner.

If all the rquirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions. If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions.

A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holidays) BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED. Do not come to court on the specified date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing date. Any Petition for the name change of a minor that is signed by only one parent must have this attachment served along with the Petition and Order to Show Cause, on the other nonsigning parent, and proof of service must be filed with the court. 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 and 4/01/2021

airlines and travel agents. No one was willing to help you.

The strangest part of his case is that you had what appeared to be a paid ticket. United Airlines could not confirm that the ticket hadn't been paid, leaving your travel advisor and NCL to hash it out. They weren't making progress. I recommended that you appeal your case to someone higher up at United. I list the names, numbers and email addresses of key <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/unitedairlines/">United Airlines executives</a> on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org.

After several emails to the executives, you reported that United contacted you to apologize for the confusion. The airline issued a full

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Sam's Club looks as if it tried to help, even offering a 5 percent discount as a way of making up for the delay. But that didn't fix the problem. It would have been nice to see a Sam's Club employee taking ownership of this problem, by which I mean sending you a replacement quickly instead of making you wait for the company to find the lost device.

I list the names, numbers and email addresses of the <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/sams-club/">Sam's Club executives</a> on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. A brief, polite email to one of them might have fixed this. Really, there's no excuse for making you wait two months for a refund -- especially for something that isn't even your fault. Sam's Club <a href="https://corporate.samsclub.com/ourcompany">prides itself</a> in being "the membership you love most." But after your long wait for your laptop, I don't think there's a lot of love. I was curious to see how the

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2021-00006446-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Kristin Lynn Moorhead filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Kristin Lynn Moorhead to Proposed name Kristin Lynn Graham. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 4/6/21 8:30a.m., Department 25. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated Feb. 16, 2021. NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON ABOVE DATE: SEE ATTACHMENT /s/PAMELA M. PARKER, Judge of the Superior Court 2/25, 3/04, 3/11 & 3/18/21

ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JCFORM #NC-120)

Due to the COV ID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, rendering presence in, or access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pusuant to the emergency orders of the Chief Justice of the State of California and General Orders of the Presiding Department of the San Diego Superior Court, the following Order is made: NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-120).

If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-100) will be granted without a hearing. One certified copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner.

If all the rquirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions.

If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions.

A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holidays) BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED. Do not come to court on the specified date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing date. Any Petition for the name change of a minor that is signed by only one parent must have this attachment served along with the Petition and Order to Show Cause, on the other nonsigning parent, and proof of service must be filed with the court.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF THOMAS P. MILLER, JR. Case No. 37-2020-00036477 PRLA-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Thomas Phillip Miller Jr. A petition for probate has been filed by Tracey Perrault in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union St., San Diego, Ca., 92101, - Probate Division. The Petition for Probate requests that Tracey Perrault , be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examinatin in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 03/24/2021 Time: 1:30 p.m. . Dept: 502 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statues and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a peson interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Tracey Perrault 6805 Adolphia Drive, Carlsbad, CA. 92011 Telephone: 619-920-1486 2/25, 3/04 & 3/11/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9002721 The name of the business: SLS Automotive, located a 371 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., # (103), San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Shane Louis Sikes 1045 Silver Stallion Drive Vista, CA. 92081 This business is operated by an indiviudal. First day of business 2/01/2021 /s/ Shane Louis Sikes Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/18/2021 3/04, 3/11, 3/18 and 3/25/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9002433 The name of the business: The Center Vietnamese Emmanuel Church, located at 1305 Deodar Rd., Escondido, CA. 92026. Registrant Information: San Diego Christian Center International Inc. 1305 Deodar Rd. Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 1/26/2021 /s/ Michael Mieritz, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/10/2021 2/25, 3/04, 3/11 and 3/18/2021

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2020-00042402-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Roby Lynn Warren filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Roby Lynn Warren to Proposed name Roby Lynn Chevance. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 3/30/21 8:30a.m., Department 25. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated Feb 23, 2021. NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON ABOVE DATE: SEE ATTACHMENT /s/ Sim Van Kalinowski, Judge of the Superior Court 3/4, 3/11, 3/18 & 3/25/2021

ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JCFORM #NC-120)

Due to the COV ID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, rendering presence in, or access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pusuant to the emergency orders of the Chief Justice of the State of California and General Orders of the Presiding Department of the San Diego Superior Court, the following Order is made:

NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-120).

If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-100) will be granted without a hearing. One certified copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner. If all the rquirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions.

If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions.

A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holidays) BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED. Do not come to court on the specified date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing date. Any Petition for the name change of a minor that is signed by only one parent must have this attachment served along with the Petition and Order to Show Cause, on the other nonsigning parent, and proof of service must be filed with the court. 3/4, 3/11, 3/18 & 3/25/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9002130 The name of the business: Tutu School Carlsbad, located at 6994 El Camino Real #107, Carlsbad, Ca. 92009. Registrant Information: Princess Ballet LLC 527 W. Arrow Hwy San Dimas, Ca. 91773 This business is conducted by a Limied Liability Company. First day of business 8/01/18 /s/ Charlene Rawson, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/05/2021 2/25, 3/04, 3/11 and 3/18/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9002241 The name of the business: Random World Books, located at 464 Taylor Drive, Oceanside, CA. 92056. Registrant Information: Richard Dean Agler 464 Taylor Drive Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Richard Dean Agler. Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/08/2021 2/25, 3/04, 3/11 and 3/18/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9000837 The name of the business: Leinig, Incorporated, located at 770 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA. 92069. Registrant Information: Leinig, Incorporated 770 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 1/01/1981. /s/ Walter Giniel, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/26/2021 2/25, 3/04, 3/11 and 3/18/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9002394 The name of the business: Butterfly Soul Co;, located a 100 Main St., Sapt 225, Vista, CA. 92084. Registrant Information: Essence Alexis Seufert 100 Main St., Apt 225 Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 1/21/2021. /s/ Essence Alexis Seufert Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/10/2021 2/18, 2/25, 3/04 and 3/11/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9002490

The name of the business: Smash

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First day of business n/a.

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg

Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/10/2021

2/18, 2/25, 3/04 and 3/11/2021

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF BRUCE MATTHEW WILLIAMS, a.k.a. BRUCE M. WILLIAMS Case No. 37-2021-00005520 PRPW-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Bruce Matthew Williams, a.k.a., Bruce M. Williams. A petition for probate has been filed by DONALD F. WILLIAMS in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union St., San Diego, Ca., 92101, - Probate Division. The Petition for Probate requests that DONALD F. WILLIAMS, be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examinatin in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: May 04, 2021 Time: 11 a. m. . Dept: 504 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statues and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a peson interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: ANTOINETTE MIDDLETON, ESQ. Law Offces of Antoinette Middleton 1761 Hotel Circle South, Suite 115 San Diego, Ca. 92108 Phone: 619.235,9501 3/11, 3/18 & 3/25/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9001229

The name of the business: S A Roofing, located at 522 11th St., Imperial Beach, CA. 91932. Registrant Information:

Salvador Acevedo Rojas 522 11th St.

Imperial Beach, Ca. 91932

This business is conducted by an individual.

First day of busines 8/23/2020

/s/Salvador Acevedo Rojas, CEO

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg

Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/28/2021

2/18, 2/25, 3/04 and 3/11/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9001495 The name of the business: Monster Tree Service of North County, Inc., located at 1890 Cathan Lane, Vista, Ca. 92084. Registrant Information: Monster Tree Service of North County, Inc. 1890 Cathan Lane Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Jamie Bowers, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 02/01/2021. 2/18, 2/25, 3/04 & 3/11/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9001764 The name of the business: Ocean Heart Dentistry, located at 2952 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, Ca. 92054. Registrant Information: KJ Kim Dental Corporation 2952 Oceanside Blvd. Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Keon Jung Kim, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/03/2021 2/18, 2/25, 3/04 & 3/11/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9002014 The name of the business: Global Action International, located at 765 Santa Barbara Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Stronger Together Ministries, Inc. 765 Santa Barbara Drive San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 1/1/2021 /s/ Mark D. Griffo, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/05/2021 2/18, 2/25, 3/04 and 3/11/2021

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