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Volume 51 - No. 12

By Friedrich Gomez

Is there a “Battle for the Soul of America” today? And exactly what does that mean?

The current socio-political term “cancel culture” has become the lightning rod which has attracted opposing views in the ongoing battle to ‘erase’ or ‘cancel’ some aspects of American culture, and the opposing battle to maintain a somewhat status quo, depending on specific topics of debate. The Paper - 760.747.7119

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And also, is cancel culture part of a subversive movement to reshape and bring America and its spiritual values – as we know it – to its knees? And is the extreme Left Wing media often complicit with the cancel culture movement by purposely not reporting both sides of controversial issues and, thereby, is gaslighting and keeping the American people from knowing the complete truth? Many social scientists say this has

already been happening for quite some time.

Before this article plunges into controversial topics for discussion and reflection, it is first necessary to clarify definitions and terminology which will be applied. IS CANCEL CULTURE THE SAME AS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS? Short answer: yes and no.

It can be very dangerous and very misleading to make PC (political

correctness) and Cancel Culture synonymous in all matters and scenarios of debate.

For example: Virtually all rational Americans agree that it is political incorrect to own slaves today; however not all Americans agree that antebellum symbols such as Confederate statues, monuments, memorials, and flags should be toppled and erased or ‘cancelled’ from existence. Another example: While criminal gun violence, mass shootings, and

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random murders from guns are universally condemned by all Americans, not all Americans agree that guns should be erased or cancelled out of our society (the Second Amendment to the U. S. Constitution guarantees all U. S. citizens “the right to keep and bear arms.”). Recent events have caused many in this heated exchange to, once again, re-examine and debate the pivotal question which refuses to go away: has cancel culture gone too far?

Many social scientists say there is a genuine, current Battle for the Soul of America. GASLIGHTING & HOW THE MEDIA HID THE COMPLETE TRUTH OF DR. SEUSS & HIS BANNED BOOKS.

Let’s reset the scene: Just weeks ago, America’s most successful and most beloved children’s books author, Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904-1991) had six of his famous books banned from further sale and publication after both author and said books were labeled as being racially offensive.

The New York Times declared in bold headlines: “Dr. Seuss Books Are Pulled, and a ‘Cancel Culture’ Controversy Erupts.” The world-famous author and car-

Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! A True Story. Honest!

A Jewish lady's grandson is playing in the water, she is standing on the beach not wanting to get her feet wet, when all of a sudden, a huge wave appears from nowhere and crashes directly over the spot where the boy is wading. The water recedes and the boy is no longer there. He simply vanished. She holds her hands to the sky, screams and cries, "Lord, how could you? Have I not been a wonderful grandmother? Have I not been a wonderful mother? Have I not given to Hadassah? Have I not lit candles every Friday night at dusk? Have I not tried my very best to live a life that you would be proud of?" A loud voice booms from the sky, "Okay, okay!"

A few minutes later another huge

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toonist resided in La Jolla, California, until his death in 1991 at the age of 87. Dr. Seuss, who is internationallyranked as among the most beloved and best-selling authors of children’s books of all-time, wrote over 60 books, including such classics as: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (1957), The Cat in the Hat (1957), Yertle the Turtle (1958), and Green Eggs and Ham (1960).

His books sold a staggering and mind-boggling 650-million copies, in more than 100 countries, in various languages and diverse dialects, all around the Earth. By global consensus and by freechoice, Seuss and his books were universally accepted. Until now.

Let’s re-examine the facts and introduce some startling new evidence which seems hugely, and suspiciously missing, in this new calculus which has suddenly reevaluated and condemned Seuss and six of his books as being inexcusably racist, by the cancel culture movement. Across the dashboard, Seuss has already been placed on ‘conceptual trial,’ and segments of his works reexamined, and the final (arbitrary) judgment handed down, officially sentencing him and his reputation to the ignominious condemnation of being racist.

wave appears out of nowhere and crashes on the beach. As the water recedes, the boy is standing there, smiling, splashing around as if nothing had ever happened. The loud voice booms again "I have returned your grandson. Are you satisfied?" She responds, "He had a hat." •••• 1. My goal for 2021 was to lose 10 pounds. Only have 14 to go.

2. Ate salad for dinner. Mostly croutons & tomatoes. Really just one big round crouton covered with tomato sauce, and cheese. FINE, it was a pizza.... OK, I ate a pizza! Are you happy now? 3. How to prepare Tofu: a. Throw it in the trash b. Grill some meat, chicken or fish. 4. I just did a week's worth of cardio after walking into a spider web.

5. I don't mean to brag, but I finished my 14-day diet food supply in 3 hours and 20 minutes. 6. A recent study has found women who carry a little extra weight live longer than men who mention it.

7. Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel. 8. Senility has been a smooth tran-

Before exploring accusations that the liberal media, allegedly, covered up Dr. Seuss’ side of this controversy by with-holding key facts and information, let’s set the stage and gravity of importance regarding this latest cancel culture condemnation – much of which is still shrouded in mystery. THE SIX DR. SEUSS CHILDREN’S BOOKS CONDEMNED & BANNED.

In a recent statement just weeks ago, Dr. Seuss Enterprises based here in San Diego has banned the following books for being racially offensive.

The half-dozen books which will cease further sale and banned from future publication, are as follows: 1. “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.” (1937) 2. “If I Ran the Zoo.” (1950) 3. “McElligot’s Pool.” (1947) 4. “On Beyond Zebra!” (1955) 5. “Scrambled Eggs Super!” (1953) 6. “The Cat’s Quizzer.” (1976)

His book titled “And to Think That I saw It on Mulberry Street,” which was published 83 years ago, was said to be racially offensive because it shows, among other things, an Oriental person with slanted eyes, wearing a cone-shaped hat, and eating from a rice bowl with a pair of chopsticks. “If I Ran the Zoo,” published 67 years ago, illustrates two native African males, barefoot, and wear-

sition for me.

9. Remember back when we were kids and every time it was below zero outside they closed school? Yeah, Me neither.

10. I may not be that funny or athletic or good looking or smart or talented. I forgot where I was going with this. 11. I love being almost 83, I learn something new every day and forget 5 other things. 12. A thief broke into my house last night. He started searching for money so I woke up and searched with him. 13. I think I'll just put an "Out of Order" sticker on my forehead and call it a day.

14. November 3, 2020 marked the end of Daylight-Saving Time. Hope you didn't forget to set your bathroom scale back 10 pounds on Saturday night. 15. Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed. •••• As I was getting in bed, she said, “You're drunk."

I said, "How do you always know?” She said, "Because -- You live next door." •••• I often wonder if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup. ••••

ing a native grass-leaf sarong, with their hair tied in traditional fashion on their heads. “Scrambled Eggs Super!” which was published nearly 70 years ago is said to be racist because it includes, allegedly, negative stereotypes, such as an Arab riding a camel. “The Cat’s Quizzer,” published 45 years ago, illustrates a Japanese character with a yellow face standing atop Mount Fuji. In a formal statement released to the Associated Press just weeks ago, Dr. Seuss Enterprises characterized all six books thusly: “These books portray people that are hurtful and wrong.” WHO EXACTLY THIS DECISION?

REACHED

According to a statement made to the Associated Press: “Dr. Seuss Enterprises (which is in control of the author’s book catalogue) listened and took feedback from our reading audience, including teachers, academics, and specialists in the field as part of our review process. We then worked with a panel of experts, including educators, to review our catalog of titles.”

“THERE WASN’T A RACIST BONE IN THAT MAN’S BODY.”

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I am starting to think I will never be old enough to know better. •••• There’s a movement afoot to put Reagan on the $50 bill. This will only affect those people who have a $50 bill. •••• Retiree Mental Fitness Evaluation This test is to ascertain your mental state now. If you get one right you are doing ok, if you get none right you better go for counseling. (I'll meet you there.)

There are 4 test questions. Don't miss one. Giraffe Test 1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator? Stop and think about it and decide on your answer before you scroll down.

The correct answer: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way. Elephant Test 2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

Did you say, Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the refrigerator? Wrong Answer.

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Blue Star Mothers to Hold Care Package Donation Drive Thru On Saturday, March 27, from 9:30am-1:30pm, there will be a Care Package Donation Drive Thru at the American Legion, 230 E. Park Avenue, Escondido. Blue Star Mothers is a National organization, and are all military moms. The mission is to serve our active duty military and all veterans. The organization is sanctioned by Congress. This is the only chapter in the county. For questions, call 925.640.9248 or email sdncbluestarmothers@yahoo.com.

Donation items requested are: Food, Individual Packages: Beef Jerky, Breath Mints, Coffee, Cup of Soup, Gatorade, Gum, Snack Bars, Trail Mix, and Tuna. Personal Hygiene Items, travel size: Shampoo, Conditioner; Soap (body

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In all fairness and for the record, Ms. Lark Grey Dimond-Cates, the stepdaughter of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss’s real name) came forward just days ago, in March of 2021, to make a quick statement to the New York Post: “There wasn’t a racist bones in that man’s body – he was so acutely aware of the world around him and cared so much.” In defense of her late – now embattled stepdad – she emotionally stated: “This is just very difficult, painful times that we live in.” HE WAS NOT A RACIST: HE CHANGED & REVISED HIS WORKS WITHOUT PRESSURE.

According to many socio-political observers, “Holding someone accountable today for calling anyone a racist, means the accuser should be held (equally accountable) and responsible for his/her accusation by keeping things in proper, ethical perspective: did the person who is labeled a racist ever acknowledge their mistakes, apologize for them, and make amends?” If these post-facts of redemption are missing -- either intentionally or by mistake -- then the demonized term of ‘racist’ stays attached, unfairly, to anyone without considering ensuing facts to the contrary. If this claim for redemption has gone on record for Dr. Seuss, then

North County Parkinson's Support Group Meeting, Monday, April 5th - The Parkinson's Support Group holds free monthly meetings for people with Parkinson's and their care partners; meetings are held virtually on Zoom the first Monday of every month at 10:00am. Our featured speaker for this meeting will be Dr. Joanne Hamilton who will be giving a presentation on “Intimacy”. Joanne has a PhD in clinical psychology and specializes in neuropsychology as applied to Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and stroke patients at Scripps Clinic. To receive the Zoom invite, please contact Carol at hcmaher@cox.net

Carlsbad Chamber's April "First Friday" Breakfast Will be on SECOND Friday - On Friday, April 9, from 7am-9am, you are invited to join this Friday Breakfast virtual event with guest speaker Richard L. Davis. His talk will be "How to Get a 'Yes' to the 3 Key Customer Questions. There are three key questions that anyone we are communicating with is asking about us. Knowing these questions and what we have to do to get a 'Yes' from our customer puts us on the path to highly productive interactions. This presentation covers critical elements from preparation through execution that can elevate the effectiveness and productivity of your customer conversations.

he is not an (incorrigible) racist, despite the relative lack of media coverage regarding this.

For expedient reasons, newspapers sell and television news ratings thrive on scandal and sensationalism, even if this means gaslighting the public by withholding key facts. SEUSS WAS A ‘PRODUCT OF HIS TIME’ AS WE ALL ARE, BUT HE CHANGED!

Ms. Lark Grey Dimond-Cates, Dr. Seuss’ surviving stepdaughter, rightly defends him and retains hope in her heart that justice will eventually prevail.

She has hopes that the six-banished books will eventually go back into publication, as she voices in her own words: “Because his body of work is unique. He was a sensitive, intelligent, caring man. He was a product of his times, as we all are. But he revised some of his illustrations over time and advocated for environmental conservation through books such as The Lorax.”

(Note: Lark Grey-Dimond-Cates’ mother was Theodor Geisel’s second wife, Audrey Geisel. Dr. Seuss had stepdaughters, but no biological children of his own.) LONG-LOST DR. SUESS CARTOONS FOUGHT AGAINST BLACK BIGOTRY & ANTISEMITISM. Dr. Seuss himself was fully aware and stated that he was a ‘product of his time.’

For reservations, contact the Carlsbad Chamber, 5934 Priestly Drive, Carlsbad, 92008.

The speaker, Richard L. Davis, is President and CEO of the Arbor Scientia Group, a global medical communications company headquartered in Carlsbad. He is also an author, speaker, consultant, and executive mentor and coach.

The All-New sandiegohabitat.org is Here! - The San Diego Habitat for Humanity has been busy building homes on their construction sites, but they've also been hammering away at an all-new, completely redesigned website. Interested in learning how Habitat can help? Looking for home improvement items from the ReStore? Wondering what Habitat is all about? Want to lend a hand? That's just for starters. Visit today to learn how to be a part of our mission -building homes, communities, and hope. Introducing the all-new sandiegohabitat.org. Sleek and user-friendly; Our new site is accessible across all devices, ensuring a smooth experience for our visitors. News that hits home. Get to know us by viewing a catalog of homeowner stories, specs on completed builds, interactive maps, impact data, and more. Easy to navigate. Find the information you need fast -- like where we're building, how our programs work, and the latest COVID updates. Go to sandiegohabitat.org. San Diego Habitat for Humanity, 8128 Mercury Court, San Diego, CA 92111; 619.283.4663. Some of his banned books are over 80 years old.

And yet, without pressure; without scandal; or without being shamed by whistle-blowers during his day, he recanted and mended his own ways.

Seuss championed and fought for African-Americans and their civil rights which, as recorded: “Appears prominently in the two years, 1941-1943, during which he was the Chief Editorial cartoonist for the New York Newspaper’s PM cartoons (1940-1948), and for that journal he drew over 400 cartoons.” (The Journal of Popular Culture, 40 (3): 478). As described, his cartoons: “Deplored the racism against Jews and blacks.”

To emphasize and reiterate, this is far more impressive if one keeps in mind that these early cartoons fought for racial justice for Blacks and Jews more than 80 years ago when such concepts were, in large part, simply unthinkable.

HIS TRUE LEGACY MAY NEVER AGAIN BE EQUALLED. In later years, the rich legacy Seuss left for the world’s children remains, realistically speaking, almost unreachable, considering his global readership girded the planet and permeated a multitude of cultures.

April Virtual Training for Kittens, Cats, Puppies, and Dogs April is coming and Spring is in the air! Before planning to adventure with your pet, make sure you have the right gear! While pets should always wear a collar (and tags) for safety, it’s best to walk them on a harness, which removes the pressure from their neck and trachea. Harnesses should be snug enough to prevent escape but fitted well enough to still allow full range of movement. A front-clip harness can help minimize pulling with your dog and is great for training! You don’t need to leave your cat at home — cats can be trained to walk on a harness and leash at any age. While walking a cat is a bit different than walking a dog, it’s an enrichment-filled opportunity for your pet to explore the world around them safely. Need tips for walking and harness training? Polite Pooches addresses proper behavior on a leash (for nonreactive dogs). The Trainable Cat: Level 1 introduces harness training for cats and Level 2 (next session starts in May) allows you to build toward walks. Online Shy Cat and Dog Classes have proved to be ideal for shy or fearful pets who are overwhelmed by new environments or interactions. Now you and your pet can learn the tools and skills needed to build confidence, strengthen interactions with their environment (including those in it) and get intro-

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It bears repeating, that his books sold more than 650-million copies around this Blue Marble we call the Earth. Books, that were translated into countless foreign languages and diverse dialects.

These very books, which encouraged children to read in more than 100 different countries. His later books were sentinels of redemption.

“The Lorax” (1971) taught children to respect and protect and preserve nature. Many children would grow up to be conservationists, environmentalist, and faithful stewards of God’s Good Earth. And these children who morphed into adults would openly credit him for their lives of dedication and tolerance.

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (1957) warned children that gifts and material things were not the true value of the Christmas spirit. The Grinch learned the hard way that it was love, peace, and spiritual meaning in our lives that comprise the true meaning of Christmas, not materialism. In that timeless lesson, children applauded globally, as the Grinch failed and then realized that he could never steal Christmas . . . simply because Christmas truly

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Minor Decoy Operation in Oceanside

On March 08, 2021, Detectives from the Oceanside Police Department’s Vice Unit conducted a minor decoy operation to check on compliance at off-sale alcohol retail establishments within the City of Oceanside. The Minor Decoy Program uses supervised individuals under the age of 21, who attempt to purchase alcohol at licensed premises. Any sale of alcohol to a minor decoy may result in criminal and administrative sanctions for the employee and the licensee. The team visited six alcohol retail establishments within the city of Oceanside. A violation was obtained at two locations and the employee was issued a citation for selling alcohol to a minor. The following locations sold alcohol to the minor decoy and the involved employee was issued a citation: Pappy’s Market- 601 N. Cleveland Street Shell Gas Station- 1501 N. Melrose Drive

The Minor Decoy Program has proven to be an effective tool in promoting responsible practices in the sales of alcoholic beverages by licensees, reducing substance abuse and enhancing community welfare by limiting underage access to alcohol. This

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Department of Alcohol Beverage Control’s Alcohol Policing Partnership Program. Sheriff’s Helicopter Announcement Transcription Now Available

In partnership with the San Diego Sheriff Department, the Escondido Police Department is now offering transcription of the sheriff helicopter public address system (PA) announcements. Now, if you are unable to hear the entire PA message, you can find out by calling or texting the San Diego Sheriff Department’s Auto Helo System. Simply call or text “Hello” to 858866-4356 to receive the message. If you call the number, you will hear a recording. If you text “Hello” to the number you will receive a transcribed text of the message immediately. Save the number to your contacts for easy access any time you hear PA announcements in your area.

THE SYSTEM WILL NOT EXPLAIN WHY THE HELICOPTER IS IN THE AREA, IT WILL ONLY TRANSCRIBE A MESSAGE IF PA ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE CURRENTLY BEING MADE

The Dress Code

For many years I could buy suits and sport coats right off the rack . . . 38 Regular. Fit like a glove! Not so much anymore.

For many years I wore ties . . . as in neckties. Even learned how to tie a Windsor Knot.

Then I moved to California (from Chicago, before that Omaha . . .which is in Nebraska. Or at least was, when I left for Chicago.)

About the time I arrived in California 1968-69, Leisure Suits were all the rage. No more neckties!

I always hated neckties. Could never figure out the logic of why men wore them or were expected to. What use-

Palomar Medical Center Delivers 10,000 Vaccinations

Shown below is the ten thousandth person to receive the vaccine at the Palomar Health COVID-19 Resource Clinic.

This occurred on St. Patrick’s Day.

She received a goody bag to commemorate the occasion. The patient’s name is Deegee Mehew. This was her second dose. The person giving the shot is CSU San Marcos nursing student Sarah Menyhay. Mehew said she is looking forward to reuniting with her grandchildren after a long year apart.

. You can also obtain the information to access Auto Helo by visiting the City of Escondido’s website at www.escondido.org or the Escondido Police Department’s website www.police.escondido.org. ful purpose did they serve? To keep soup from spilling on your shirt? To keep the top of your shirt reasonably closed at the top? Decorative? (I've seen some UGLY ties). So it was a relief to me to stow all my ties in a drawer, never to be tied again. I think I still have them somewhere, if the moths have not had their way with them. I may donate them to Salvation Army. I have no further use for them.

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Then, in 1987 or thereabouts, I won a concession contract from the city of Escondido to operate Dixon Lake's boat dock, bait shop, food and drink, campsite and picnic reservations desk . . . and I chose to dress in tennis shorts, sport shirt, and Birkenstock sandals. For the next 27 years. Hey! I was in the leisure business . . . so I could dress . . . leisurely. I have seldom changed my wardrobe since.

On rare occasions I wear long pants. And shoes. And socks.

Whenever I do, it draws comment . . . "who the hell is that?!" Looks like someone I know but .. . wait! Is that lyle?!"

Even during chilly weather I only alter my wardrobe a bit. I may add a windbreaker type jacket. No long pants. No shoes. It's just not me.

Many a time I have slogged into my Hidden Valley Kiwanis meeting on a

morning that has experienced a heavy rainstorm. And there I am. Shorts, polo shirt, windbreaker, and Birkenstocks (though the Birkenstocks tend to be soggy and make sounds like "clomp, squish, clomp, squish . . " until they dry out. A week or two later).

I'm about at that stage where I just may buy myself a whole new wardrobe . . . including long pants, sports shirts, maybe a sport coat or two, socks and shoes. But no ties. I have made a solemn and sacred vow to never wear a neck tie again. My biggest concern is . . . shoes.

I have five pair of brand new shoes, four of which have never been worn for more than 30 minutes, and always on carpeted floors so as not to scuff the soles in case I want to return them.

My feet, having become accustomed to the comfort of Birkenstocks . . . have, I think, managed to spread out a bit and they resist the 'tightness' of normal shoes. My feet are uncomfortable in them. It's even uncomfortable putting socks on. (As you get older it's more difficult to bring your feet up high enough to comfortably put new socks on . . . and it's uncomfortable bending down to reach your upraised foot . . . and then, once you've accomplished this difficult task, there's the other foot. And then the shoes. You're supposed to put them on as well. Even with a shoe horn, sometimes not all that easy. Much easier to simply slide

Letters to the Editor Friedrich Likes the New Stable of Writers

I really love our new stable of writers for The Paper! It may sound a bit prejudicial on my part, since they are members of my 'literary family' now, but I assure you that I'm being very objective in saying they are first-class writers and their recent entries stand on their own merit. They don't need my approval. Mr. Sam Lowe makes me laugh out loud and I learn new insights through his experiences. Mr. Lowe is a seasoned professional. Ms. Michele Ivy Davis (no rela-

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into some comfortable Birkenstock sandals. You know, the same kind the baby Jesus wore. (Well, when He was an adult . . .)

If I do decide to buy a whole new wardrobe I wonder if my family and friends will recognize me? "That really distinguished looking guy over there ... the one with the silver hair (silver being a much more preferable adjective than "gray") and so well dressed! .. . long pants, sport coat, looking trim . . sophisticated. Look! He doesn't have shoes! He's wearing sandals. It must be . . .. yes, it is! It's our old pal, lyle!" At least I'm thinking about a new wardrobe. We shall see.

And so, perhaps, shall you. ••••• Sorry to learn of long-time Escondido susinessman, Jack Port, having passed away.

Escondido Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara, has a nice tribute to Jack Port in this week’s Mayor’s Column (on page 11).

I knew Jack Port fairly well. We did a cover story on him back in November, 2018. If you’d like to read about him, a true American hero that the French villagers as well as government officials welcomed

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resides within the human heart.

And therefore, the true spirit of Christmas remains sacred -- and untouchable.

Objectively speaking, Dr. Seuss’ cherished books refused to be restrained within the parameters of the United States of America. A world of people, diverse in color and culture, treasured them. HIS BANNED BOOKS CAUSED HIS SALES TO SKYROCKET.

News of Dr. Seuss’ books being banned and labeled as racists caused an immediate uproar across the United States with millions of Americans stating, “Enough is enough!” Other comments went viral around the world and back again, multiple times over. One sentiment expressed disbelief: “Now they’re going after Seuss? Wow! I’d laugh, but it’s really sad.”

Another cited fear of a New World Order and Thought Control: “Public School is mind pollution. Be a parent, put your kids in private school. Do whatever it takes for the sake of your children and America.”

And yet another expressed what many privately felt: “Please, stop the world. Seriously. I really need to get off.” Others applauded the ban and the Seuss racist label as being just, correct, and long overdue in the fight for equality, such as this one: “Of the 2,240 human characters in his books – 2% were non-White. And of those, all but two were insulting stereotypes of Asians (and other minorities).” Still others gave support for the racist labeling: “It’s a different time, so a school district would like to focus on books that appeal to their entire student populations. Not just the White ones. God forbid anyone else’s books to be used that may show non-White children in a positive light.”

Within hours after the condemnation of Dr. Seuss’ six books Fox News reported: “Dr. Seuss’ books seem more popular than ever amid the controversy over a small selection of titles that will no longer be sold because they were deemed to have ‘insensitive and racist imagery.’ The backlash was nothing short of seismic.

As news sources reported: “Copies of the beloved children’s author’s most popular work were virtually flying out of Amazon and Barnes and Noble’s warehouses, with his works making up nine out of the top 10 bestsellers on both companies’ lists as of Thursday evening (March 11, 2021).” Associated Press sources have stat-

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ed that the backlash has resulted in some of Seuss’ best-known works all being out of stock on Amazon, although they were still available at Barnes and Noble’s website at higher prices. SCHOOLS & SEUSS MUSEUMS REJECT DR. SEUSS AMID FEARS OF BEING LABELED RACISTS.

The dreaded and toxic label of “racist,” especially in recent times, strikes deep fear in everyone. Those who once adored him, now abandoned him. The Dr. Seuss Museum, in his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts, the very place of his birth, removed a mural – which was once proudly displayed – because it was suddenly critiqued that the Seuss mural included an Asian stereotype. On March 5, 2021, the Los Angeles Times reported, “How Teachers in L. A. and Beyond Turned Away from Dr. Seuss.” (The story was filed by respected L. A. Times reporter, Julia Barajas.)

The stage was already set when The National Education Association (NEA), which coordinates “Read Across America Day,” stated that it no longer partners with the Dr. Seuss company. It broke tradition for the first time by not saluting Dr. Seuss as in previous years.

Its website calls for “diversity and inclusion” for all people.

PRESIDENT BIDEN BREAKS TRADITON BY NOT MENTIONING SEUSS IN “READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY” CELEBRATION. For better or for worse, and for reasons best left for individuals to reflect and decide on their own, newspapers reported President Joe Biden broke long- standing tradition by not mentioning Dr. Seuss during this year’s March 2, 2021 “Read Across America Day” celebration. Newspapers printed the two polarized reactions between Presidents Trump and Biden.

Conservative platforms, such as the Fox News website headlined: “Biden Erases Dr. Seuss From ‘Read Across America’ Proclamation, as Progressives Seek to Cancel Beloved Author.” Left-wing advocates applauded the omission as a step forward towards better race relations through total inclusion and diversity in reading.

In stark contrast to President Biden, former President Trump had trumpeted to Americans that we should remember the still-vibrant words of Dr. Seuss, as Trump playfully recited one of Seuss’ verses: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” In 2017, then-First Lady Melania Trump celebrated “Read Across America Day” by reading Dr. Seuss to children in hospitals.

For better or for worse, cancel-culture was slowly making its encroachment.

publish them.’”

Former President Barack Obama remained steadfast and had gone on record paying lavish tributes to Dr. Seuss, stating: “March 2 marks the birthday of America’s revered wordsmith, who used his incredible talents to instill in his most impressionable readers, universal values we all hold dear.

GASLIGHTING NEVER ALLOWED FULL STORY & WAS UNABLE TO ANSWER HARD QUESTIONS.

When the former First Lady presented ten of Dr. Seuss’ books to libraries across the country, one Massachusetts librarian (as with others) rejected them as racist.

“He made children see that reading is fun, and in the process, he emphasized respect for all; pushed us to accept ourselves for who we truly are; challenged pre-conceived notions and encouraged trying new things – and by example – Dr. Seuss taught us that we are limited by nothing but the range of our aspirations . . . and the vibrancy of our imaginations.” CONFLICTING REPORTS FROM EXPERTS SEEMED MORE PUZZLING & NOT TRUSTWORTHY.

The report which contributed research for the Dr. Seuss Enterprise Corporation to ban his six books and brand Dr. Seuss as a racist, states in part: "In the fifty Dr. Seuss children's books (that were examined), 2,240 human characters are identified. Of the 2,240 characters, there are forty-five characters of color representing only two percent of the total number of human characters."

The report flagrantly – along with general news media – largely ignored the fact that almost all children’s books 84 years ago primarily had white characters, as was the norm back then. As in movies, television, etc. Not that it was right back then, but it would have kept things in proper perspective regarding Dr. Seuss – especially in light of his eventual redemption. GASLIGHTING & SELF-CONTRADICTION BY EXPERTS LABELING DR. SEUSS AS RACIST.

Furthermore, in a special report to Newsweek Magazine on March 2, 2021, a leading expert on racism in children’s literature said the decision by the Dr. Seuss Foundation to withdraw six books: “Should be viewed as a ‘product recall’ and not, as many claim, an example of cancel culture.”

Such openly contradictory statements from so-called experts on record, further heightened public suspicions of gaslighting, covering up true details, along with cancel culture motives, and hidden agendas.

Dr. Seuss’ great nephew, Theodor Ted Owens, asked some hard questions in the defense of his great uncle. “Those books were done a certain way back then and were a product of their time,” Owens stated. “Would drawing someone from Holland wearing wooden shoes now be considered a stereotype and offensive?”

The 63-year-old great nephew, who is a resident of New Mexico, not only disagrees with the banning of Seuss’ books, but also the recent removal of Dr. Seuss’ mural from “The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum” in the author’s own hometown and birthplace of Springfield, Massachusetts, because the mural was said to be offensive to all people of Chinese descent.

People were never informed of the fact that when Owens visited Geisel’s La Jolla home, where the revered author lived from 1948 until his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss discussed his decision to change the phrase “Chinaman” to “Chinese Man,” and remove the yellow color from the character’s skin tone in subsequent editions of his 1937 book. (The museum mural reflects his revisions.) Owens gave his reason to defend his great Uncle: “Because Theodor Seuss Geisel is not here to defend himself.” Hopefully, articles such as this one, will help set the record straight. And also keep the balance of power equal, and fair, especially now, in an era of gaslighting amidst the ongoing Battle for the Soul of America.

God bless all my reader fans. You are much loved. And deeply valued. You’re Americans. In the greatest country on Earth. You have every right to be proud of who you are.

The expert, identified as English professor Philip Ned, stated in a news release: “They’re not being banned. They’re not being cancelled. It’s just a decision to no longer sell or publish them.”

Critics worldwide blushed in embarrassment and voiced confusion: “If the six books in question are being banned from sale, and also being banned from future publication -- then how can it be soberly stated by Professor Ned that: ‘They’re not being banned . . . it’s just a decision to no longer sell or

The author, Friedrich Gomez, with his 170th cover story.

The man is a writing machine! Very, very prolific! Much to our delight. And yours.


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duced to some basic skills -- all from home, where they feel safest. Additionally, these classes are recorded live each week so you can work on the exercises at a pace that works for you and your pet and refer back to the recordings as needed. Space is limited. In addition to these Behavior & Training classes, there are many others coming up in April: Shy Cat Class; Shy Dog Class; Kitten Socialization in Isolation; The Trainable Cat, Level 1, and Level 2; Excellent in Emergencies (Dogs & Cats). Also, Puppy and Dog Classes: Meet the Trainer; Puppy Socialization in Isolation; Puppy Pre-school; Level 1, Marvelous Manners; Polite Pooches; Reactive Rover; Feisty Fido; Fabulous Focus & Impulse Control. Open Enrollment classes are The Dog Sports and K9 Nose Work, so you can register for each session you want to join. The trainer is flexible with scheduling days and times, so enroll in the class and contact the trainer to schedule a better time. Dog Sports & Enrichment; Yoga for Dogs; Intro to Living Room Agility; Intro to Treibball. K9 Nose Work; Intro to Search & Rescue Seminar; Basic, Intro to Search (food only); Puppy Noses; Intro to Scent Work and Enrichment. You can learn more about classes and search for articles about pet behaviors by visiting the Behavior & Training Resources section of our website - sdhumane.org. Need a gift for the pet parents in your life? We now offer gift cards for our training classes. San Diego Humane Society, 5500 Gaines St., San Diego, CA 92110; phone 619.299.7012. Campus locations include Escondido, Oceanside, Ramona, El Cajon, and San Diego.

Mark Your Calendar for "Wings of Hope 2021" - A free community event hosted by The Elizabeth Hospice, to remember, honor and celebrate your loved ones in a beautiful way, the "Wings of Hope 2021" drive-through experience will be held on Sunday, May 2nd, from 1:00pm-3:00pm, at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido 92025.

We'll meet you in the north parking lot of the California Center for the Arts. Stop by anytime between 1pm-3pm, in the comfort and safety of your car; you'll receive a butterfly and instructions on how to release it in your own personal outdoor space. You'll hear uplifting messages from our grief support team, listen to live music and enjoy sweet treats. Free, everyone is welcome. Registration Required. RSVP by April 23, 2021. For more information, call 760.796.3708 or email philanthropy@ehospice.org. The Elizabeth Hospice offices are located at 500 Terraza Blvd, Ste. 130, Escondido, 92025. To ensure your safety and well-being, staff members of The Elizabeth Hospice will be adhering to the health pre-

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cautions established by the County of San Diego, which includes wearing face masks and practicing social distancing. We request all drivethrough participants to wear a mask.

Wreaths Across America Announces 2021 Race Program Wreaths Across America (WAA) proudly announces its 2021 Race Program which will include a 737mile virtual ESCORT TO ARLINGTON CHALLENGE, two virtual RUNNING FOR WREATHS options (5K and 10K available) in May and September, and one in-person STEM TO STONE REMEMBRANCE RUN this July, with a virtual option. This year’s race program is the result of an expanded partnership with event-management and timing company CompetitorME, after a successful inaugural year in 2020 where eight virtual road races were held across the country. The variety of options for supporters provides an opportunity to build community awareness and understanding of WAA’s yearlong mission to Remember, Honor, Teach. The complete list of the race options and open registrations can be found at competitorme.com/wreaths-acrossamerica, and include:

Escort to Arlington Challenge: This 737-mile virtual course starts in Columbia Falls, Maine, where WAA is headquartered and travels down the East Coast to Arlington, Virginia, just as the annual escort to Arlington does each December. Running for Wreaths (5K & 10K) Virtual Races – May and September: Participants have the flexibility to run/walk/ruck/bike on the course of their choosing while raising funds to sponsor veterans’ wreaths for Participating Locations or Sponsorship Groups they support. Stem to Stone Remembrance Run (in-person in Maine, with virtual option): 2021 will be the 3rd year this race is hosted on the tip lands in Maine where balsam is grown and harvested each year to make the veterans’ wreaths placed on the headstones of our nation’s heroes. The official RunSignUp registration pages have all the pertinent information, such as event dates, pricing, course maps, and donation o p p o r t u n i t i e s . (#RunningForWreaths) Each individual race registration sponsors a fresh balsam veteran’s wreath that will be placed on the headstone of an American hero on December 18, 2021, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day. Group or individual fundraising tools and capabilities are available for all of the races and there is a TEAM option for the Escort to Arlington Challenge. During check out, registrants can designate the Sponsorship Group or participating Wreaths Across

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Public Safety is a Priority

We all know, public safety was front and center last year, and will continue to be a big issue this year. This includes things like officer records, officer training, and oversight, to name a few. The Covid outbreak within our prison system was not handled well, with well-reported outbreaks and deaths amongst prison staff, including correctional officers, and those incarcerated.

In an attempt to reduce drug addiction and repeat offenses, one of my bills, AB 653 will create a county grant for substance use treatments in county jails and for those on supervised parole. I am also introducing AB 1225, aimed at providing better trauma-informed care and health services for women in prison to enhance communication with their families and to help them reintegrate into society once released. A few major bills that will be hotly contested, but that I want to make you aware of, are AB 48 (Gonzalez) providing limits on the use of “kinetic energy projectiles” (e.g., rubber bullets) and “chemical agents” (e.g, tear gas) to disperse any assembly, protest, or demonstration. AB 89 (Jones-Sawyer) would require that, to be a peace

officer, a person would either have to be at least 25 years of age or have a bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree from an accredited college or university. Consequences for Failure to Intervene when Excessive Force is Used, AB 26 (Holden) which is a result of the George Floyd death. And lastly, regarding California being one of only five states that lacks a process where a peace officer can have his or her certification as a peace officer revoked for misconduct that falls short of a felony conviction (SB 2 Bradford). Public safety is vital, and these are just a few of the important bills to be debated in the Legislature this year. 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

Three COVID Updates

The past week was a major step forward in our fight against COVID19. First, on March 16, a new vaccination site opened in North County, specifically in the 92058 zip code in Oceanside. This walk-in clinic, located at 1701 Mission Ave, will play a vital role in distributing vaccines to one of the communities hardest hit by COVID-19. The clinic will provide over 700 daily vaccines and will replace the current Oceanside vaccine center at the North Coastal Live Well Center.

As you may know by now, San Diego County has moved from the purple tier to the red tier. This has allowed indoor dining (25% capacity), indoor gyms (10% capacity), fans at Petco Park (20% capacity) and other businesses to open. This is great news for the thousands who have been out of work and progress towards normalcy. One of the main reasons for this is San Diego County has administered over 1.5 million vaccines and we are moving forward! Speaking of vaccines, on March 15th, the County announced that those with certain health conditions, disabilities, illness, living spaces, or work environments that put them at

higher risk for serious COVID-19 illness are now eligible to receive the vaccine. There’s a long list of what those disabilities or illnesses are, so go to the County of San Diego’s COVID-19 website and you’ll see the entire list under, COVID-19 vaccine phases. Progress is being made and I’m hoping soon we can meet for a community event!

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America Location they want their sponsored wreath allocated to. Registrants will receive personalized racing bibs and commemorative finisher medallions, with event t-shirts. There is also a free RaceJoy app available for download by registrants to listen while they participate to learn more about the mission, hear stories of those who have served and the names of those that have sacrificed for our freedom.

Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. For more information or to sponsor a wreath please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

DAR Participates in Memorial Day Services - The Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award, was established during the Civil War. The Medal is awarded for “valor in action against an enemy force”. The March 25th date was chosen because on that day in 1863 the first Medals were awarded. They were given to six of the surviving members of Andrew’s Raiders. One of those Raiders was Sgt. William Pittenger, Company G, 2nd Ohio Infantry. Sgt. Pittenger is buried locally in the Oddfellows Cemetery in Fallbrook.

Odd Fellows Community Cemetery, Fallbrook, CA

Andrew’s Raiders were a group of soldiers who penetrated deep into Georgia and stole a Confederate railroad train. The plan was to use it to burn bridges and destroy track and telegraph lines between Chattanooga and Atlanta in order to cut the Confederate supply chain. It was unsuccessful. All were captured and some were hung. Sgt. Pittenger was held prisoner and eventually freed in a prisoner exchange. Bad health forced him to leave the military mid-war. Sgt. Pittenger became a minister, serving various church congregations in the east. He later moved to

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Fallbrook, where he became a farmer and continued ministering. His home, next to the cemetery, is a Historic landmark. The home and adjacent museum are open to the public. Adele Lancaster, Kim Sayre and Wanda Prosser, members of the Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, have had the pleasure of participating in Memorial Day services honoring Sgt. Pittenger, with the Sgt. Wm Pittenger Camp 21, Sons of Union Veterans. Wanda is pictured at Sgt. Pittenger’s gravesite. His original headstone lies on the ground behind.

The DAR is open to any female eighteen years of age or older who is lineally descended from a colonist who assisted in any way in the patriots fight for independence in the American Revolution. Visit www.santamargarita.californiadar.o rg

EAA 2021 Scholarship Winners Announced - The Escondido Art Association presented their 2021 Scholarship awards at an Awards Ceremony and Reception held at the Artists Gallery at 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido, on March 13, 2021. Awards were presented to the following outstanding young artists as follows: First Place ($500) to Maya Sorvala, Classical Academy H.S.; 2nd Place ($250) to Melody Maxcy, Calvin Christian H.S.; 3rd Place ($150) to Isabella Gonzalez, Escondido H.S.; and two Honorable Mention awards ($50 each) to Cambree Garcia, Escondido H.S. and Chloe Kiev, Escondido Charter H.S.. Winners also received a free two-year membership in the EAA. Judging the competition this year were local artists Susan Avery Clark and Suzanne Nicolaisen who made their selections from among over 20 pieces of artwork representing five participating Escondido high schools. Award money to fund the Visual Arts Scholarship Program this year was again provided through the generous sponsorship of Design Moe Kitchen & Bath, Grand Avenue, Escondido. All student artwork will remain on exhibit at the Artists Gallery through the end of March.

Bonsall Woman's Club Names Volunteer of the Year - At the Bonsall Woman's Club's (BWC) March meeting the club announced their annual Volunteer of the Year Award. The committee unanimously agreed to award this year's prestigious award to member Marleen DuBona. She joined BWC in 2017 to make new friends and soon realized where her talents were needed and began to pursue them. She has been continually active and equally creative in varied functions in the club. Most notably, she is BWC's website administrator. During the COVID Pandemic, the website has been an extremely critical vehicle in keeping members informed of

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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

The ‘Indian Fighting’ Presidents

In this age of extreme political correctness, two of our 19th century presidents would be far down the list of “acceptable” chief executives. From a historical viewpoint Andrew Jackson and William Henry Harrison became military heroes, but their conduct by today’s standards were shameful to say the least.

Jackson, our 7th president (In office 1 8 2 9 1 8 3 7 ) , became a national hero in 1814 by defeating the British in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812, even though the war had been over by some months. News in those days took a while to get from Europe. The war had ended with the Treaty of Ghent.

Harrison, our 9th president, (In office March 4 to April 4, 1841), like Jackson, left a bloody trail of genocide and suffering among many Native American nations. It was the largest eviction ever perpetrated on one ethnic group by another. However, as president, Harrison never had a chance to do any good or harm. He gave his inaugural speech in a driving downpour, and as a result, he caught pneumonia and died a month later. Nevertheless, today’s historians rate Jackson as one of our better presidents. He was born March 15, 1767. He served in both houses of the Congress and was a staunch expansionist leading the way to pave settlement in the West. Jackson sought to advance the rights of the "common man." For the most part, black people were slaves and Indian people were in the way. None were “common.”

In 1801, Jackson was appointed colonel and led troops during the Creek War of 1813-1814, winning the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. By treaty the Creek had to surrender vast lands in present-day Alabama and Georgia. Right after the War of 1812, Jackson led U.S. forces in the First Seminole War, which led to the annexation of Florida from Spain. He ran for president in 1824, winning a plurality of the popular and electoral vote, but the House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams in a contingent election. In retaliation Jackson's supporters founded the Democratic Party (of today).

In the meantime, Jackson built a mansion that he called “The

Hermitage,” and became a wealthy, slave-owning planter. He ran again for president in 1828, defeating John Quincy Adams in a landslide. In 1830, Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, which forcibly removed most people of the major tribes in the Southeast to the Indian Territory, a large section of real estate in the middle and south west, which later became Oklahoma. These removals became known as the “Trail of Tears.” The relocation process resulted in widespread death and disease. As for slavery, Jackson opposed the abolitionist movement, which grew stronger in his second term. In January 1835, Jackson survived the first assassination attempt on a sitting president. The U,S. recognized the Republic of Texas, and though Congress was fearful of its effects on the slavery debate, Jackson advocated its annexation, which was accomplished shortly before his death on June 8, 1845.

Jackson has been widely revered as an advocate for democracy, but many of his actions proved divisive, garnering both fervent support and opposition. In recent years, his reputation has suffered largely due to his role in the forcible removal of Native Americans from their ancestral homelands. Jackson may lose his place on the 20-dollar bill as it looks as though he may be replaced by abolitionist Harriet Tubman. How’s that for irony?

Harrison was born Feb. 9, 1773. He was in the White House just 31 days until his death on April 4, 1841. Harrison was the first president to die in office. His death sparked a brief constitutional crisis regarding succession. (He was the grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, our 23rd president). William Henry Harrison was the last president born as a British subject of the 13 colonies. During his early military career, he participated in the 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers, an American military victory that effectively ended the Northwest Indian War. In 1811 he led a military force against Tecumseh's tribal confederacy at the Battle of Tippecanoe, where Harrison earned the nickname "Old Tippecanoe." He was promoted to major general in the War of 1812, and in 1813, led American infantry and cavalry at the Battle of the Thames in Upper Canada.

In 1799 he was elected as the Indiana territory's Congressional delegate. Two years later, he became governor of the Indiana Territory, a post he held until 1812. In 1836 Harrison was nominated as the Whig Party candidate for president for election, but he was defeated by Democratic Vice President Martin Van Buren. Four years later (1840) the party nominated him again at age 68, with John Tyler as his running mate. The Whig campaign slogan was "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too!" They defeated Van Buren, making Harrison the first Whig to win the presidency and the oldest … a distinction he held until 1981, when Ronald Reagan was inaugurated at age 69. Due to his brief tenure, scholars and historians often forgo listing Harrison in any historical presidential rankings. Historically, both Jackson and Harrison have black asterisks by their names, to say the least.


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the Club's events and general information on club activities.

Marleen DuBona.

Marleen took it upon herself to completely revamp and redesign the website's architecture to make the site more user friendly while safeguarding privacy issues on membership, club meeting minutes, finances, etc. This redesign was a major undertaking. She drew on her knowledge of the industry's available tools, menu driven software, etc., and met the challenge head on. The remarkable results are a testimony to her creativity, resourcefulness, and tenacity to see a task through to its desired end. The website is an

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ongoing and living evolution and will continue to be expertly administered under Marleen.

Marleen also devoted several selfless hours and her creative talents towards making the annual Christmas Fundraiser successful. She made several wreaths to be auctioned/raffled off for this event. She has devoted several hours towards another passion - photography. Again, her degree of excellence surfaces as is evidenced by several awards her work has won at the Palomar District Photography contests. The diligence in her pursuit of excellence is shown in many and varied activities. Her monumental contribution this past year totaled many volunteer hours towards the success of the club. To say she is most deserving of the BWC Volunteer of the Year Award is probably minimizing her many and varied contributions. The committee consisted of the 1st Vice President, Dean of Chairmen, Marlene Rantanen; 2nd Vice President, Sydne Gilbert; and a past Volunteer of the Year, Robin Scheuer. For more information on BWC, visit bonsallwomansclub.org.

Save Tiny Lives by Choosing a Special Gift Today - What are tiny, adorable and require 24-hour care? Please join us for a virtual Kitten Shower. This year, San Diego Humane Society is expecting nearly 3,000 new arrivals — and during our virtual Kitten Shower, we need

your help stocking up on supplies to save their tiny lives. Your gift will give the most vulnerable kittens in our community the chance to grow into healthy, happy cats.

Make a lifesaving difference today for these kittens in need by choosing a special gift from our Kitten Shower registry. Some much-needed items include: Heating discs to help newborn kittens stay warm. Bottles for feeding (and feeding … and feeding …) tiny bellies. Special formula designed to help babies grow strong. Towels and wipes for kitten cleanup. Gift cards and so much more!

Contact the Humane Society for more information about their Amazon Registry, Target Registry, and Walmart Registry. San Diego Humane Society, 5500 Gaines St.,

Over 35 years o of experience serving servving the community communitty

San Diego, 92110; phone 619.299.7012. Campus locations are Escondido, Oceanside, Ramona, El Cajon, and San Diego.

No Place Like Home for a Lost Pet - Every year, San Diego Humane Society receives nearly 15,000 stray pets and only 25% of them are reunited with their families. What if that lost pet was yours? Nobody thinks it will happen to them — until it does. Luckily there are some simple ways to be prepared, so your beloved furry family member can return home as quickly as possible. Throughout the month of March, we’re partnering with Maddie’s Fund in the No Place Like Home Challenge to reunite lost pets with their owners. Here are 5 steps to protect your pets before they become lost:

Make sure your pet has ID. A secure collar and tag with current contact information is the easiest and fastest way to reunite with a lost pet. Get your pet microchipped. This kind of ID is a proven way to successfully reunite with your lost pet. Veterinary offices and shelters can quickly scan lost pets for

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microchips and contact owners. San Diego Humane Society offers microchipping at each campus for $25. Schedule your appointment online. Keep in mind, microchips don’t replace collars and tags, which remain the easiest and fastest way for pets to be reunited with owners. Check that your dog has an up-todate license. This can help shelters identify your pet and reduces reclaim fees. Keep current photos of your pets. By having these on your phone and computer, you’ll be ready to make lost pet flyers, post on Nextdoor or file a report. Sign up for free with Finding Rover. San Diego Humane Society utilizes this facial recognition app to quickly reunite lost pets with their owners. All you have to do is register your pet’s photo.

Is your pet already microchipped? This is the perfect time to check if your pet’s microchip info is current! Has your address or phone number changed? Be sure to update your information directly with the microchip company.

If your pet goes missing: Visit our Lost a Pet page for steps including how to file a lost report. Post about your missing pet on social media and search neighborhood websites like our partner PawBoost, which has a lost and found database where you can search for your missing pet. Found a lost pet? You may be able to reunite them with their owner without ever going to a shelter. Often, the lost pet lives in your neighborhood, just a few blocks away. Visit our Found a Lost Pet page for steps to getting that pet home. Sometimes lost pets just need a little help finding their way back home, so we’re here for them and for the people who love them!

Thank you for taking steps to help your pet safely return to you. There truly is no place like home for a lost pet! For more information, contact the San Diego Humane Society, 5500 Gaines St., San Diego, CA 92110, phone 619-299-7012.

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The Appraiser’s Corner Full Metal Jousting By Jeff Figler

Have you ever been to a theme party?

Well, they can be lots of fun if you have a party that has a Western, or Hawaiian, or maybe even a Medieval theme. Medieval, you say?

That is exactly what Linda and I did a few years ago. People came dressed in royalty costumes, and the food was in big platters and buckets. And surprisingly enough, there was no silverware like we use today. No knives, forks, or spoons. You ate with your hands. It really wasn’t as bad as you might think. Of course, after everybody had had enough to eat it was time for the entertainment.

Sure. Jousting. We modified the arrangements a little. There were two contestants, fully padded, who looked like Sumo wrestlers. However, they carried long plastic lances. They jousted, or battled, on an air mattress. The contestant standing the longest won. Naturally, the “warfare” at our party did not resemble in the least Medieval jousting. It was fun, not deadly. So, how did jousting get started and evolve?

The roots of jousting were from the Middle Ages, when the primary battlefield weapons were used by the cavalry. Knights were expected to fight for their king during war, and jousting provided the knights the opportunity to stay in shape and hone their skills. It was a way to train for combat. It also started being a form of entertainment. Jousting tournaments were held as early as 1066, and actually were formal events. Nobles needed to obtain permits as well as issue challenge to fellow landowners. The most skilled knights were the ones who fought. Sometimes a neutral jouster was selected to fight for the highest bidder. Those neutral jousters were known as “freelancers”, a term used today.

For example, England’s King Henry VIII suffered a severe leg injury when a horse fell on him. His health declined from that point. The most famous royal jousting fatality was to King Henry II of France. While he was participating in a 1559 joust to celebrate the marriage of his daughter to the King of Spain, he received a fatal wound when a sliver of his opponent’s lance broke off and pierced him in the eye. Ouch! Jousting began to decline in the 16th century with the development of firearms and muskets. Jousting as a form of combat training diminished. Competitive jousting disappeared by the middle of the 17th century as well, and jousting became more of a court spectacle than anything else. Despite the fact that jousting has become a thing of the past (except for theme parties), collectors are still drawn to the sport. Jousting items do not appear often in auctions, but when they do, items are sold for high prices.

For example, a copy of a jousting helmet was sold for $575 at a Heritage auction in 2012. However, an actual jousting helmet from the 16th century fetched $3200, while another one went for $7500. It had three riveted steel pieces, a high lace guard and holes for leather straps. The bidding started at $275 and ended at $7500. In 2014 a complete jousting set of armor was auctioned. The item consisted of 5 pieces, including a breast and backplate, neck guard, shield and helmet. The German suit was from the 1500s. There were only a few bids for the item, with the opening bid being $6000. It would end up selling for $8000. Naturally, the item is a great conversation piece. Maybe the high bidder for the suit of armor wanted to be invited to a Medieval theme party. No, I was not the high bidder.

By the 14th century, even members of the nobility, including kings, had taken up jousting to show their courage and talent. Sometimes there were dangerous consequences.

BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT

Can I get a refund for my wedding rental?

The COVID-19 outbreak cancels Mike Feehrer's wedding. But Relics Rental, a wedding rental business, wants to keep the $3,534 he paid. Can it do that?

Q: I need your help getting a refund of $3,534 from Relics Rentals, a wedding rental business. The State of Illinois closed all restaurants and bars last March. Our wedding, which was scheduled for March 28, was canceled. We still got married, but just with a priest and no reception. I called Relic Rentals, but it would not provide a refund. A representative offered a $3,534 credit for that amount to be used over the next year or a refund of our deposit, which is about 50 percent of the total amount. I explained that I would not have an occasion to use the credit. The representative said the business had "damages and costs" associated with providing the services. My fiancé, Amy, spent about 30 minutes on the phone with Relic Rentals.

The representative also claimed other wedding vendor companies were not giving refunds. That's not true. All our vendors, including our caterer, florist and hotel, have all issued full refunds. I propose a full refund, less $250, to compensate the company for the time. I think that's a fair solution. But when I call the company, it just goes to voicemail. Can you help me? -- Mike Feehrer, Plainfield, Ill. A: I'm sorry about your canceled wedding. In a situation like this, I believe the business should offer either a credit or a full refund. And you've already tied the knot, so it's not like you're going to have a big ceremony anytime soon. As I read the correspondence between you and Relic Rentals, I could see both sides. You're trying to keep your money during a challenging economy. Relic wants to protect its business.

We've seen this countless times in the last year. A company tries to hold its customers to original agreements even in the face of a once-ina-lifetime pandemic. And it doesn't always end well.

Successful jousters became very popular and were promoted by heralds, similar to sports journalists nowadays.

Rivalries were established among jousters, and jousters “circuits” were formed. The most successful jousters even received money, land, and even titles.

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I should note that Relic Rentals was accommodating when it offered to refund your deposit or give you a one-year credit. Its normal policy is no refunds or credits, according to its website. And you agreed to that policy when you paid your deposit. As a reader, I sympathize with Relic and wish it the best of luck in get-

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ting through the pandemic. But as a consumer advocate, I believe its refund policy is, well -- a relic. I contacted the company on your behalf. Jan Oelke, the owner, responded.

"While current events have obviously required dramatic alteration to long-developed plans for weddings and events, those engagements and clients have been the recipients of time, work and resources to date," she told me. "It is the policy of Relics Rentals to work with the client in rescheduling or postponing their rental reservation. However, simply canceling an event and refusing to reschedule or postpone is not a requirement of the current environment and it does fall under the cancellation portion of our standard policy as outlined in our contract."

Oelke said the company offered other clients a credit for future rentals and services, valid 365 days from their original event date. She offered you two options: either a credit or a 50 percent refund of the total rental reservation. You filed a credit card dispute under the Fair Credit Billing Act, but your bank sided with the merchant. You received a $1,767 refund from Relics Rentals. 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

It's not safe for me to fly. Can I get a refund for my American Airlines ticket?

Betty Barrett cancels her flight from Fort Myers, Fla., to Birmingham, Ala. at the start of the pandemic. Why won't American Airlines refund her ticket?

Q: I recently used part of a $721 ticket credit on American Airlines to book a flight from Fort Myers, Fla., to Birmingham, Ala., to see my grandson perform with the Alabama Ballet. I used $616 in credit and paid a $200 change fee. Unfortunately, that was one of the first weekends of the pandemic, so the Alabama Ballet canceled its performances. I canceled the flight, fearful of the virus. This left me with a credit of $616, which is good until early 2021. I am turning 86 in a couple of weeks. The pandemic has grown

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since then, and since I am in the most vulnerable age group, I am not going anywhere, and am unlikely to travel for a long time, if at all. That is a lot of money to throw away and not be able to use. I am therefore requesting a refund, or an alternative, if there is one, to receive a credit I can allow someone else to use.

The Pastor Says...

back” lesson. Then I noticed the “Blessings” bucket. Printed on the bucket were three words “Fill,” “Do,” “Repeat.” Along side each one was a box. Home Depot had “checked all the boxes.” It was their way of selling the advantages of using their bucket. At the same time, the words and boxes supported the teaching of the object lesson.

American Airlines won't offer a refund or a voucher that I can let someone else use. Can you help me? -- Betty Barrett, Huntington, W.Va. A: American Airlines should help you use your credit -- but technically, it doesn't have to.

The terms of your ticket purchase were clear. You had a nonrefundable ticket, which allowed you to cancel your flight and receive a credit. Back then, American also charged a $200 change fee (it has since stopped the practice for most tickets).

Your case is a little complicated. You canceled your first ticket and received a $721 credit. Then you rebooked a new flight, paying a change fee, and canceled your second ticket. That left you with another credit. But you can't use that credit now because of the pandemic. Airlines are not in a good place. They insist that flying is safe, but the risks of travel during the pandemic are undeniable. If you're in an at-risk group, staying home is a sensible move, even if you lose the value of your ticket credit. American Airlines should have shown some compassion since you are in a high-risk age group. But as I already mentioned, it didn't have to. It was following the rules of your original ticket purchase. And you agreed to those rules when you booked your original flight.

In a situation like this, you're better off sending a direct appeal to a manager at the airline. I list the names, numbers and email addresses of all the <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/americanairlines/">American Airlines customer service managers</a> on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. You reached out to American by email. A representative responded quickly, granting your request for a transferable voucher. You'll be able to give the voucher to another family member, so the money won't go to waste. Christopher Elliott's latest book is “How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler” (National Geographic). Get help by contacting him at http://www.elliott.org/help© 2021 Christopher Elliott.

Pastor Tom Fry, Retired Church of the Nazarene

The worship leader set up a table with a big funnel, a pitcher of water and two large orange buckets from Home Depot. It was all part of an object lesson, something many of us remember from our younger days, but not too common in today’s church, especially with adults. The pitcher was labeled “God’s Blessings,” the funnel was “Mrs. Funnel,” one bucket also said “Blessings,” and the other was “Mr. Grumpy.”

You can probably guess the lesson. God’s blessings are poured out on all of us. Some people, like Mr. Grumpy, keep them for themselves, but others, like Mrs. Funnel, let the blessings pour out into other’s lives. Everyone seemed to enjoy the “throw-

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We are to be like “Mrs. Funnel.” When God fills us with blessings, we are not to store them up or keep them. We are to do something with them, like distribute them to others. When we receive blessings from God, we are to be a blessing to others. Blessings are to flow through us to others. “Repeat” is obvious. When my grandkids were competing in Cross Country, they were shirts that said, “Eat, Sleep, Run, Repeat.” If they were to be good runners, it would take practice and lots of repetition which builds into habits. Blessings are the same way. God will fill us with blessings (you can count them), but we must do something with those blessings and then repeat that process until it becomes a habit. Then, like the Cross Country team, you will be a winner

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

San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones San Marcos City Hikes are Back! Join us on April 3

If you are feeling confined from a year inside and are craving an outdoor adventure with good company, the City of San Marcos invites you to attend an upcoming City Hike from 9 a.m. to noon April 3. On this hike, you will explore and conquer the Cerro de Las Posas Ridgeline Trails and enjoy overlooks of Lake San Marcos, the Valley of Discovery and the Pacific Ocean. The hike is moderately difficult and will cover 7.6 miles. There will be steep climbs with 1,390-feet of elevation gain. The City strongly recommends the use of face coverings and social distancing throughout the hike. Sign-in for the hike begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Ridgeline Trailhead Staging Area (across from Double Peak School) located at 102 San Elijo Road. Join our Parks and Recreation Department for responsible and safe recreation on April 3! \

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,

Escondido lost one of its heroes, Jack Port, on the 16th of March. He was in poor health these past few months and had been in hospice at his home. If you didn’t know Jack, I would encourage you to read something about him. It is worth learning about his service to his community. He was a true public servant. He was someone who cared about his city, neighbors and community his entire life. I met Jack late in life when he was working on a project to help veterans. He landed with the 4th Infantry division at Normandy during WWII and remained in continuous contact with the enemy until the end of the war. Yet, having seen some of the worst of humanity, he was a kind man who saw the good in people. He returned to Escondido and had a successful business career as well as serving on the County Board of Education for many years. Their conference room is named after him. I am not able to write the words he deserves. But I can say he was a friend and mentor. I will miss him.

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Free Meal Packs for Childre n

This past year has been exceptionally tough and some residents may still be struggling to make ends meet, as the pandemic continues. To help children 18 and under with basic nutritional needs, the Vista Unified School District is providing free, healthy seven-day meal packs at three Vista school locations. Weekly fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables will be included in the meal packs. The children receiving the meals are not required to attend a school in the Vista Unified School District. The meals are picked up on Wednesdays at several Vista school locations. For locations and times, please check the school district’s website at vusdusd.org. Now, more than ever our community is uniting to help those in need. That’s what makes our city so unique and special!

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!

The Long Run – Experience the Eagles Friday, March 26 | 8PM | $10 General Admission

Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac Paul P. McNamara Mayor of Escondido, pmcnamara@escondido.org

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Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door. This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your previous actions.

Lion King Test 3. The Lion King is hosting an Animal Conference. All the animals attend ... except one. Which animal does not attend? Correct Answer: The Elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. You just put him in there. This tests your memory. Okay, even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your true abilities.

Crocodile Test 4. There is a river you must cross but it is used by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you

manage it? Correct Answer: You jump into the river and swim across. Haven't you been lis-ten-ing? All the crocodiles are attending the Animal Conference. This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.

According to Anderson Consulting Worldwide, around 90% of the Retirees they tested got all questions wrong, but many preschoolers got several correct answers. Anderson Consulting says this conclusively proves the theory that most Retirees do not have the brains of a four-year old. Send this out to frustrate all of your smart friends..PS: Just the fact that I sent it to you should make you

Elmer Armstrong’s Tribute to The Platters Friday, April 16 | 8PM | $10 General Admission The Garth Guy Show – Tribute to Garth Brooks Saturday, April 17 | 8PM | $10 General Admission Yachtley Crew – The Titans of Soft Rock Friday, April 23 | 8PM | $20 General

All events will be held at the Events Center, with reduced capacity, increased cleaning, and additional safety measures.

Tickets are on sale now, with no service charge, at the Pala Box Office, www.palacasino.com and 1-877-WIN-PALA (1-877-9467252). Tickets are also available at www.etix.com and 1-800-5143849. Kenny Metcalf – Tribute to Elton John Friday, April 2 | 8PM | $10 General Admission Yesterday – Tribute to The Beatles Friday, April 9 | 8PM | $10 General Admission

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Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory

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

“Stagflation?” Ready or not!

“Stagflation” was a familiar term back in the 1970s. It is the unique combination of low growth economy coupled with high rates of inflation and unemployment. Today, almost fifty years later, we are poised again to revisit this unpleasant time. Years of deficit spending peaked in 2020 as the Trump administration’s reaction to the Covid pandemic set records in spending ($6.5 trillion), Revenue ($3, 5 trillion) and deficits ($3.0 trillion). The Biden administration will no doubt surpass these records in 2021. With the present administration’s commitment to growing the size of Government, increasing taxes and restoring business and

Man About Town Cont. from Page 4

government officials welcomed every year . . go to to our website at: https://issuu.com/awodigitaledit i o n / d o c s / t h e _ p a p e r _ 11 - 1 5 18?e=2076238/65759749 ••••• Evelyn and I had a delightful dinner last Friday evening with long time client and good pal, Dr. Greg Hurt and his beautiful Lisa. It had been ages since we were able to enjoy the fine seafood prepared by Fish House Vera Cruz but we made up for it Friday. Three of us ordered the same dinner item, the Atlantic Cod. Love it, love it, love it! Lisa opted for scallops and she loved them as well!

We always enjoy our meals at Fish House Vera Cruz. Their servers are top notch, their highly trained kitchen staff know just how to prepare each and every sea food delicacy on the menu.

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environmental regulations, a slow recovery is probably the most optimistic expectation. We are in a perfect storm. Massive government deficit spending is stoking inflationary pressures and the reinstatement of regulations and taxes will throttle economic activity. Fuel, transportation and labor costs are already driving up the price of food and other commodities. If you’ve ventured out to eat, called a handyman, plumber or electrician, grocery shopped or visited the gas pumps in the past few weeks you’ve seen the first signs of the new inflation. By early 2022 “stagflation” could again be part of our nation’s everyday jargon. Competition forces private businesses to keep improving their efficiency in delivering goods and services. Competitive pressures are absent in the world of Government businesses (bureaucracies). With no pressure to improve the value of their output, bureaucracies are free concentrate on growing their size, status and budgets while reducing their workload. Their growth rate is rarely matched by increasing social value so the net effect of government growth is simply to add expense to the country’s overhead, further exacerbating inflation.

This is not a call to arms. There is nothing anyone can do to change our course over the next few years. The process is in motion and will play out regardless. What we can do is understand what’s coming and prepare for it. Our business is divided evenly among home and small business owners. Businesses like

Letters to the Editor Cont. from Page 4

tion to our boss, Lyle e. Davis) is like catnip: I'm an addicted fan of hers. And what a beautiful smile to boot! Ms. Sandy DiCario (from the San Marcos Dental Center) spins wonderful prose (her "Minnesota Memory" is a timeless classic (2/25/21 issue). Personally, I started writing very early in life, age 14, and I sold my first three literary pieces to our hometown newspaper, The San Diego Union-Tribune. So far I've written almost 170 cover stories for The Paper based here in Escondido, so I have a plea to make: Mr. Sam Lowe, Ms. Michele Ivy Davis, and Ms. Sandy DiCario - don't you three stop writing for The Paper! You're all beautiful! Plus . . . I get to take a 'breather' now and then, LOL. -- From Friedrich Gomez. The Circle of Life

Mr. Davis: Friedrich Gomez is greatly loved by legions. And much sorrow is felt over the passing of your lad, Scott. There are simply no words. We Irish have a saying: "We cannot share a sorrow, If we haven't grieved a while." Sending you and your family (of which I rightly include Friedrich) much love. Wishing you a rainbow, and for sunlight after showers. And shamrocks at your doorstep. Much love.

The Computer Factory that serve essential family and business needs are probably better positioned to survive a slow economy. Things that are related to food, shelter and day to day communications are always in demand. Things like vacations, dining out, movies, theme parks, recreation, new cars and the other luxuries deemed “discretionary” spending typically suffer most in a sluggish economy. High interest, like the double digit rates in the 1970s, can also cause home prices to tumble and bring construction to a standstill. Many of our home customers are retired and living on fixed incomes that typically lag behind inflation. Would it be smart to make major purchases like a car or a kitchen remodel while prices and fixed

interest rates are low? Would it make sense, as a hedge against falling home values, higher interest and inflation, to pull some cash equity out of your home while values are high and fixed interest rates at historic lows?

We’re computer folks, not financial advisors, and the strategies mentioned are simply speculation. We may be entirely wrong about impending “stagflation”. But after many years of stability, low inflation and low interest rates, there appear to be storm clouds on the horizon. It may be time to look into your financial situation and get some professional advice just to see if there may be a low risk strategy available to you that is less risky than doing nothing.

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/s/Patrick Flannigan Inland North San Diego County More on the Circle of Life

Dear Mr. Davis, My heart goes out to you Mr. Davis on the passing of your son, Scott. I can easily see how your son's passing would also be an emotional loss for Friedrich as well. He loves people very deeply. The community of Escondido is blessed with Friedrich who gives all of himself and suffers much in silence for it. He worked for Calvary Chapel's Outreach Program in feeding the poor, and visiting them to keep them from being lonely. We first saw Friedrich when he was a cashier at Walmart in San Marcos. He was the most popular worker there. And he was always speaking German to all the German and Austrian customers who live here in North County. I would say we personally know at least 300 people from work, church, neighbors, friends, family members, and even acquaintances and friends who read his stories online out of state, especially the 5 boroughs of New York. He is like an angel who deeply cares for others.

Please Mr. Davis, do us all a favor out here, and take care of him. He is such a beautiful soul. And from what I have heard from countless other diehard Friedrich fans whom I chat with on Zoom, he thinks of you as his Father. Mr. Davis, all the husbands we know out here said pretty

much the same thing: "I'd give anything in the world to hear those words from Friedrich, but I know I never will." My fondest wishes are extended to both you and Friedrich. -Maria Contreras. County

San Diego

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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

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2020-00003746-CU-PT-NC

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Michael

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:

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. 24, 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 nonsigning parent, and proof of service must be filed with the court. 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 and 4/01/2021

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4164 Cherokee Avenue, Unit E San Diego, Ca. 92104

This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 3/8/21 /s/ Eric Michael Colona

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9004618 The name of the business: Freebird Beauty Bar, located at 4192 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, CA. 92056. Registrant Information: Carina Maria Cisneros 4225 Calle Del Rio Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 3/8/21 /s/ Carina Maria Contreras Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/13/2021 3/25, 4/01, 4/08 & 4/15/21

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9002737 The name of the business: Money Pit, located at 1360 E. Mission Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. Registrant Information: Money Pit, LLC 1360 E. Mission Rd. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company. First day of busines 3/15/2016 /s/ Artemios Kefallinos, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/19/2021 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 and 4/01/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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Ismael Aguilar Gonzalez 554 Kleaveland Pl. Vista, Ca. 92084

This business is conducted by an individual. First day of busines 12/15/1999. /s/ Ismael Aguilar Gonzalez

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9003261 The name of the business: Coast Sport Cars, Inc., located at 572 Lynwood Dr., Encinitas, Ca. 92024. Registrant Information: Coast Sports Car, Inc. 572 Lynwood Dr. Encnitas, CA. 92024 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 1/01/2010. /s/ Susanna Medak Ahranjani, Secretary/Treasurer Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/03/2021 3/18, 3/25, 4/01 and 4/08/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9003807 The name of the business: BD3 Woodworks, LLC, located at 1314 Cambridge Ct., San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: BD3Woodworks, LLC 1314 Cambridge Ct. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by Limited Liability Company. First day of business 1/03/2021. /s/ William C. Danic III, Manager Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/06/2021 3/18, 3/25, 4/01 and 4/08/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9003303 The name of the business:The Rolling Scone, located at 1106 Red Hawk Way, Ssn Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Sascha Alexis Gershfeld 1106 Red Hawk Way San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Sascha Alexis Gershfeld Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/03/2021 3/18, 3/25, 4/01 and 4/08/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9003324 The name of the business: Real Estate Center, Integrity Funding, located at 810 Los Vallecitos Blvd., Ste 209, San Marcos, CA. 92069. Registrant Information: Zip Code Properties Inc. 810 Los Vallecitos Blvd Ste 209 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 1/1/2010. /s/ Marco Bernardino, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 03/03/2021 3/18, 3/25, 4/01 and 4/08/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9004595 The name of the business: Estela Party Zumba, locatd at 320 Pomelo Dr. #110, Vista, CA. 92081. Registrant Information: Estela Morales 320 Pomelo Dr. #110 Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is operated by an indiviudal. First day of business 1/1/2021 /s/ Estela Morales Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/13/2021 3/25, 4/01, 4/08 & 4/15/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9003312 The name of the business: Comstock Bar and Grill, located at 316 W. Mission Ave., Ste 115, Escondido, CA. 92025. Registrant Information: Delfo, Inc. 316 W. Mission Ave. Ste 115 Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 4/08/08. /s/ Norman Fletcher, Pres. Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/03/2021 3/25, 4/01, 4/08 & 4/15/21

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 #2021-9003786 The name of the business: Accurate Home Inspections, located at 541 Rockledge St., Oceanside, CA. 92054. Registrant Information: Dustin Carl Black 541 Rockledge St. Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 2/16/21. /s/ Distin Carl Black, Owner Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/06/2021 3/18, 3/25, 4/01 & 4/08.2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9004051 The name of the business: Trevino Counseling & Wellness, located at 365 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., Ste 204, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Trevino Family Counseling Professional Corporation 365 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, Suite 204 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is operated by a corporation.. First day of business n/a. /s/ Diana Trevino, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/09/2021 3/25, 4/01, 4/08 & 4/15/21

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

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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 individual. 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 #2021-9004305 The name of the business: Equine Veterinary Holistics; Holistic Veterinary Homecare, located at 6620 Camino Del Ray, Bonsall, Ca. 92003. Registrant Information: Erica Claire Ancier, DVM 6620 Camino Del Ray Bonsall, CA. 92003 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 1/17/2021 /s/ Erica Clair Ancier, DVM Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/10//2021 3/25, 4/01, 4/08 & 4/15/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9003154 The name of the business: Ke Loko, located at 427 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido, Ca. 92025. Registrant Information: Carlos Carrasco Perez 1302 Oak Hill Dr., #237 Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business7/16/16 /s/ Carlos Carrasco Perez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/01//2021 3/25, 4/01, 4/08 & 4/15/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9004926 The name of the business: Abconnect Linen Service, located at 2102 Valley Rd., Oceanside, CA. 92056. Registrant Information: Cynthia Lucille Fultz 2102 Valley Rd. Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 3/08/2021 /s/Cynthia Lucille Fultz Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/15/2021 3/25, 4/01, 4/08 & 4/15/21 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9005024 The name of the business: En Route Leak Detection and Plumbing; En Route Restoration, located at 3234 Mira Mesa Ave., Oceanside, CA. 92056 Registrant Information: Nicolas Roque IV 3234 Mira Mesa Ave. Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Nicolas Roque IV Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/15/2021 3/25, 4/01, 4/08 & 4/15/21 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9004116 The name of the business: Grande Vista Apartments, located at 941 Postal Way, Vista, CA. 92083. Registrant Information: George Doan, Trustee of the Doan Family Trust, Tammy RicheyDoan, Trustee of the Doan Family Trust 14150 Rancho Vista Bend San Diego, Ca. 92130 This business is operated by a Trust. First day of business 4/28/2011 /s/ George Doan, Trustee Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/09/2021 3/25, 4/01, 4/08 & 4/15/21

A Way of Life

Baha’is have been described as a kind, gentle people. Would you like to know more? Call anyone listed here from your city/neighborhood.

www.bahai.org Baha’is Believe:

• all humanity was created by one God and is part of one human race

• the purpose of life is to know and worship God, to acquire virtues, to promote the oneness of

humankind and to carry forward an everadvancing civilization

• work performed in the spirit of service is a form of worship

• the soul, created at the moment of conception,

is destined by God to reach the afterlife, where it will continue to progress until it attains the presence of God.

Be a guest of Bahai’s! Learn more about what we believe. Visit one of our meetings. Call a Baha’i in your city for more information!

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