March 30, 2017
Volume 47 - No. 13
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by Friedrich Gomez
I always think of the movie “American Graffiti” each time Escondido hosts its annual “Cruisin’ Grand” event. This year it runs every Friday from March 31, 2017, thru September 29, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A lot of the “Old Guys Rule” t-shirts can be spotted on both vintage car owners and observers, alike.
Bob Belford and Steve Crenshaw are two survivors of the 60s hippie culture and they proudly wear their Old Guys Rule t-shirts and always manage to make me laugh. Both are now in their mid to late-70s but they have refused to relinquish their humor down through the years. As they so eloquently put it: “We’re still full of piss and vinegar.”
Cruisin’ Grand brings out the best in Bob and Steve. It is a visual reminder of how things once were in America. “Back when the chrome was thick and the women were
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straight,” Belford bellows out, then narrows his eyes as if waiting for any challenge. His game-face is a non-threatening one; an overly-exaggerated expression which often elicits chuckles to those within earshot range. Cruisin’ Grand arrives this Friday, March 31, 2017, and these two lovable characters are already revving up their nostalgia with generous dollops of humor.
By themselves they are not that funny, but together – well, that’s an entirely different story -- they come together like nitro and glycerin. “We play off each other,” Crenshaw confesses. “Bob here will say something and then I’ll try to top him. It’s a pissing contest and life is too damned short to take things too seriously.” Expecting them to say they had to walk the proverbial hundred miles, barefoot in the snow, to get to elementary school they, instead, ambush me by coming at me from a totally different direction. They said things like, “Why, when I was
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growing up my favorite toy was dirt!”
I was greatly touched by the sentiments of another bystander who shared this great pearl of wisdom with me: “You know when you’re getting old when you cough, fart, sneeze and pee all at the same time!”
I’m not offended by such bare-knuckle pronouncements; it’s what makes us Americans; we are often in-your-face with truth and day-to-day life without the gloves on. At least it used to be that way. Many old-timers say political “overcorrection” has placed this current generation in a deep hole where everyone resides, like moles, afraid of the bright sunlight of truth and too afraid to voice any opinions as we once did when our country seemed a lot more free. And the U. S. Constitution seemed more a living, breathing document that stood behind our First Amendment Right guaranteeing Freedom of Speech. No more.
Just ask Daniel Lawrence Whitney
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(Larry the Cable Guy). The normally funny Nebraskan says: “It’s gotten way outta control. You know. I really think that we’re at a point in this country where people really need to take the thumb outta their mouths and grow up a little bit and realize there’s a lot bigger problems out there than what a comedian did a joke about.”
Cruisin’ Grand seems an antidote to all that fussing and political over-correction. For example, sensitivity over one’s old age or being labeled an “old guy” is not a politically-incorrect taboo at Cruisin’ Grand. Quite the contrary.
The “Old Farts Racing” event last year (August 8, 2016) on the Cruisin Grand calendar drew approximately 8,000 spectators! This year’s 2017 event calendar will also include “Over the Hills Gang” night (June 9, 2017). And to reiterate, “Old Guys Rule” t-shirts are everywhere! I, personally, enjoy “British & German
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Car Night,” slated for this August 8, 2017 and the ever-popular “Fire Truck Night” coming up on Sep. 8, 2017. I would definitely mark Fire Truck Night on your calendar. It’s not only interactive and educational to learn about these heroes, but adults and kids take periodic rides along the Grand Avenue route, complete with sirens and horns blaring away! This year’s event-calendar is too lengthy to be presented here so I would strongly advise readers to visit Cruisin’ Grand’s official website at: http://cruisingrand.com/events/calendar/upcoming. By not consulting the Cruisin’ Grand Event Night calendar last year, my good friend Hans Mueller almost blew a head gasket: “Friedrich, why the hell didn’t you tell me there was a British and German Car Night?!” He calmed down after a Double Guinness at O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub; in fact, after he threw back the second Guinness he felt like singing. Funnymen, Bob Belford and Steve Crenshaw have heard my friend, Hans, sing. Steve does not spare the rod: “When he sings, it’s like getting hit by a stick. No offense.” There’s a smorgasbord of events to sample at Cruisin’ Grand. This 2017 season will bring you 29 Fridays with different Cruisin’ Grand theme nights, just waiting for you to experience! Point being, even regular visitors to this annual event sometimes are unaware of different theme nights – they go just once, and that’s it. Past themes have been Model A and Model T Night, Antique Tractor & Gas & Steam Engine Night, Patriot Night
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!
I recently spent $6,500 on a young registered Black Angus bull. I put him out with the herd but he just ate grass and wouldn't even look at a cow. I was beginning to think I had paid more for that bull than he was worth. Anyhow, I had the vet come and have a look at him. He said the bull was very healthy, but possibly just a little young, so he gave me some pills to feed him once per day. The bull started to service the cows within two days, all my cows. He even broke through the fence and bred with all of my neighbor's cows! He's like a machine!
I don't know what was in the pills the vet gave him ... but they kind of taste like peppermint. ••••• Well, dadburn it! Now I'm confused. Did God bless America or did He save the Queen? •••••
with Escondido fireworks (God, I’m glad I did not miss this one!), Classic TBirds & Woodies Night, Hot Rod Night, and so on. I was really dazzled when I saw the “midget” race cars and go-carts zipping around Grand Avenue! I’ll never forget how entertained I was and how I laughed at the sight of these tiny vehicles darting here and there grabbing everyone’s attention. Cruisin’ Grand is the brain child of Steve Waldron. Waldron had a precious dream that became reality 18 years ago when he first introduced Cruisin’ Grand to the city of Escondido, back on April 7, 2000. Steve Waldron’s dream-come-true has been the biggest blessing for Escondido residents, and people in general, who make the trek here, each year, just as famed musician Eric Clapton often does. A grateful city has expressed their appreciation for Steve Waldron by making him a recipient of its “Spirit of Escondido Award.” But even Steve Waldron is still amazed at the growth and popularity of Cruisin’ Grand. I recently spoke to Waldron and he told me, “I never honestly thought it would grow this big.”
If Steve Waldron has a fault, it’s his humility. He deflects compliments as deftly as a volley ball spiker. “The people are the real success of Cruisin’ Grand,” he told me with great sincerity in his voice. “And the people who own these amazing cars are the stars of this event.” Steve Waldron’s success story is one city’s loss and Escondido’s gain. Born in Los Angeles in 1961, he moved to Escondido in 1972 and that’s the best city-to-city move since the Dodgers left Brooklyn. I asked Waldron a hardball question: If he could have any 3 classic-year cars, what would they be?
Everybody always makes fun of "Prairie Home Companion," but it's kept my mules calm through many a thunderstorm. ••••• I have noticed that when everyone is hammered they all think every problem is nailed. ••••• Man sitting at home on the veranda with his wife and he says, "I love you." She asks, "Is that you or the beer talking?"
He replies, "It's me............. talking to the beer." ••••• Anyone know a good spelling coach/Tourette's doctor? It's for poopyhead, a feirnd. The single area in which I approach within shouting distance of “expertise” is in the arguably important, though less so perhaps than I’d like it to be, arena of words. ••••• I know words. I’ve been using them since I could talk. Words are the first things that came out of my mouth, after crying sounds, and spit-up. ••••• "I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle." -Winston Churchill "The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." Thomas Jefferson •••••
Waldron hesitated, then said: “Wow, that’s a tough question. I would have to pick a 1932 Ford Five-Window Hot Rod, a 1944 Ford Coupe, and a 1941 Willy’s. The ’32 Ford is America’s sweetheart hot rod if you saw American Graffiti you’ll see why. The ’44 Ford Coupe has brilliance of design. The year 1944 was a great year when cars from all over the world – across the board – were of very beautiful design and loveliness; 1944 was a great year for design. And the ’41 Willy’s were just gorgeous!” It is no small task what Waldron has accomplished. Much of what people reap in the form of remembrance, re-living precious dreams, or bringing families and friends together with a common celebration of our past heritage, is immeasurable. It is also expensive to keep Cruisin’ Grand in existence. Steve Waldron, to his great credit, achieves his fundraising goal of over $50,000 every year in order to just cover costs. The City of Escondido pays the necessary costs for extra police presence and roadblocks. Whenever Steve Waldron’s name is brought up in the company of my animated friends, Bob Belford and Steve Crenshaw, they suddenly fall into serious silence. Always playful and full of jokes, they both become respectfully earnest: “Steve Waldron is a bona fide hero to us,” Crenshaw says. “How can you not embrace someone who creates an event where families can gather together, or friends have a reunion, or different neighbors can recognize each other on common ground, like at Cruisin’ Grand?”
Steve Waldron is deeply wrong in one pivotal truth. He says the cars and the people are the real stars of Cruisin’ Grand. It would be the ultimate sin of omission not to include Steve Waldron’s name to that list of indispensables. A comparison can easily be draw here: Someone once said that the Disney
Husband takes the wife to a disco.
There's a guy on the dance floor living it large, break dancing, moon walking, back flips, the works. The wife turns to her husband and says, "See that guy? 25 years ago he proposed to me and I turned him down."
Husband says: "Looks like he's still celebrating!" DAMN FAIRIES
40 years of marriage..
A married couple in their early 60s are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary in a quiet, romantic little restaurant.
Suddenly, a tiny yet beautiful fairy appeared on their table. She said, 'For being such an exemplary married couple and for being loving to each other for all this time, I will grant you each a wish.' The wife answered, 'Oh, I want to travel around the world with my darling husband.' The fairy waved her magic wand and - poof! - two tickets for the Queen Mary II appeared in her hands.
The husband thought for a moment: 'Well, this is all very romantic, but an opportunity like this will never come again. I'm sorry my love, but my wish is to have a wife 30 years younger than me.' The wife, and the fairy, were deeply disappointed, but a wish is a wish!
artists and cartoonists were the real talent behind the Disney cartoon empire. What some forget is that these same artists would never have achieved fame without Walt Disney’s guidance and visions. As one New York critic put it, “Walt Disney was like a painter, dipping his brush into different hues and colors of talent. Yes, these colors were brilliant, individually, but, when they were orchestrated and brought together – they made a mosaic of unimaginable magic!” Reality insists that the same parallel must be conceded to Steve Waldron. Like Disney, Waldron brings these car people together for a common purpose. Waldron’s vision, plan, and leadership brought to life a stagnant pallet of colors that remained – individually, insignificant – until they were united into a vision. And that vision was Cruisin’ Grand. Cruisin’ Grand can be unpredictable and full of surprises.
And if you keep your eyes peeled, you just might see a famous celebrity or two! Cruisin’ Grand is speeding along the highway of fame, gaining mileage of exposure through magazines, television, and even televised documentaries. It’s supposed to be the biggest event of its kind west of the Mississippi. The cars are not only parked in display fashion, they cruise constantly up-and-down the Grand Avenue, nonstop, throughout the evening.
World-famous musician/singer, Eric Clapton is no stranger to Cruisin’ Grand and seems to find timeout from his busy schedule to pop in for an occasional friendly visit. It’s almost an unknown fact that Eric Clapton once owned a
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So the fairy waved her magic wand and poof!... The husband became 92 years old. The moral of this story: Men who are ungrateful bastards should remember fairies are female ..... Those wonderful Church Bulletins!
Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services: The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water. The sermon tonight:'Searching for Jesus.'
Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.
Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving obvious pleasure to the congregation. For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs. Next Thursday there will be try-outs
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Community Garage and Bake Sale – Residents of Valle Verde Mobile Estates will be holding a Community Garage and Bake Sale indoors at the Clubhouse, 1286 Discovery St., San Marcos, on Saturday, April 1st, from 7am to 12noon. There will be multiple sellers; something for everyone; jewelry, electronics, clothes, dolls, housewares, books, tools, and more!
Hike at San Elijo Hills Park, Denk Mtn, Copper Creek - The City of San Marcos invites you to go on a 7-mile hike from 9am to noon on Saturday, April 1. Registration will take place at 8:30am at the San Elijo Hills Park, 1105 Elfin Forest Rd. The sevenmile hike will go south from San Elijo Hills Park and up Denning Road to the top of Denk Mountain. Hikers will pass Denk Tank and explore the trail connections to Carlsbad, then return via Copper Creek and Copper Canyon. It is an 850-foot elevation gain. Meeting location: San Elijo Hills Park,
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mansion here in Escondido in the 1980s and early ‘90s. He never forgot Escondido. It forever remained a special place within his heart. On November 7, 2006, Eric Clapton released his album titled: “The Road to Escondido.” The album won the music world’s highest honor, a Grammy Award. Upon his acceptance speech, it was the first time millions of American viewers had ever heard of the city of Escondido. The album title, “The Road to Escondido” went worldwide, giving Escondido global recognition in foreign countries which never before had even known of its existence in Southern California! Like a seasonal songbird finding its way home, the English Rock and Blues guitarist, Clapton, is often homewardbound during the Spring and Summer season to enjoy Escondido’s rich tradition called Cruisin’ Grand.
So, if you see people with overly-suspicious-looking floppy hats, and dark glasses, and worn-out jeans or, perhaps, delicate scarves around their heads, it could be Madonna, it could be Johnny Depp, who knows? Celebs are rarely recognized in casual, often slovenly clothes, as they walk about, unnoticed, in complete stealth-like fashion. If you doubt this, check out past issues of People Magazine – a simple silk scarf and black sunglasses have hidden the likes of the world’s biggest celebrities!
Cruisin’ Grand has been called the No. 1 “car cruise” event in the nation. This 2017 season is expected to draw up to 10,000 people on just opening night alone! And a massive overall total of 250,000 people (one-quarter of a million) are expected during this year’s run!
Escondido Woman’s Club Meeting Announced – The monthly meeting of the Woman’s Club of Escondido will be on Monday, April 3rd, at 10:30am, at their Clubhouse at 751 No. Rose St. (corner Mission Ave.), Escondido. The program will be “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow,” a brief history of hair care by guest speaker Dorothy Chance. Lunch will be a Potluck, with several members bringing their favorite foods, and dessert furnished by the Club. At this meeting there will be election of officers for the new year, 2017-2018, and discussion about a fundraising event to be held in October. Reservations are necessary, by calling Nora at 760.743.0246. If you need to cancel a reservation, please let Nora know by Sunday afternoon, April 2nd. California Center for the Arts Presents – The 1st Marine Division Band Annual Concert on Tuesday, April 4th and Wednesday, April 5th. This concert is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Reserve your seat at artcenter.org or call 800.988.4253. The First Wednesday event will be on April 5th, at 4pm and again at 7pm, at the Cal State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Theatre in San Marcos. The program will be “Stories of Home.” The First Wednesday programs are free performances each month September through June. Other April programs coming up are Chris Botti on Friday, April 7; Ching-Ming Cheng on Sunday, April 9th, and The Mariachi Divas on Sunday, May 4th. Learn more at Artcenter.org or by calling 800.988.4253.
Alliance for Regional Solutions Events – Wednesday, April 5th, from 11am-20m, Young Adult Job and Resource Fair, to be held at the Women’s Center, Vista Community Clinic, 1000 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista. This event gives young adults ages 1624 an opportunity to meet local employers, hear about career-pathway-focused youth programs, receive resume reviews and learn about summer job opportunities. Celebrate 2017 on April 15th, from 10am-2pm, at Mira Costa College, 1 Barnard Dr., Oceanside,
I love warm summer evenings at Cruisin’ Grand. Where cares and troubles seem to melt away like pink cotton candy, or cares forgotten while enjoying a dressed hot dog with all the works, all of which can be had at Cruisin’ Grand - but, ah, what an atmosphere! Talk about a table with a view!
There is a live DJ stationed at North Broadway where fun contests, such as hula hoop competitions and “Name that Tune” take place. Lucky winners get a prize. This Escondido stellar car event is a great prescription for fun and relaxation. Just nursing a colorful margarita with good friends and watching a loveaffair unfold before your very eyes; a falling-in-love with another era, another time -- it’s suddenly no longer 2017.
Recorded music fills the air everywhere at Cruisin’ Grand. Buddy Holly and the Crickets can be heard singing their 1958 hit song “Peggy Sue,” or perhaps you find it near-impossible to keep your feet motionless as Glenn Miller suddenly arrives over the loudspeakers playing the up-tempo “In the Mood,” which topped the charts for an unbelievable 13straight weeks in 1940. You smile and look around and see a different physical world. The cars all around you are from another time, a different generation, another America. And there is no cover charge for this priceless, precious view of our past heritage -- all seen through American eyes, as it once was. Long ago.
“Where does the time go?” Bob and Steve ask themselves out loud. Bob says in a tone of amazement, “I was 18 when I got
92056. The Salvation Army Oceanside is hosting this community expo which see4ks to connect people in need to organizations helping to meet needs. Organizations are invited to participate. For additional information, contact Colette Tate, Exhibitor Coordinator, at 760.631.8212 or email@example.com during regular business hours Monday thru Friday.
RB Woman’s Club Luncheon Meeting – The RB Woman’s Club invites you to attend its meeting on Thursday, April 6th, starting at 11:30am at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo. Dan Damon, popular Southern California entertainer, invites you to sing along as he performs light and fun pop songs as well as songs from the greatest Broadway musical. Cost for lunch is $26/person at check-in. Checks payable to RB Woman’s Club or exact cash is appreciated. No credit cards. Call Fern for reservations at 760.741.6620. Deadline for RSVP is 5pm Monday, April 3rd. Guests are always welcome; membership is open to women in Rancho Bernardo and surrounding areas. Call Club President Pearl at 858.521.8422 for more information.
Local ABWA Chapter Networking, Dinner/Workshop – The Soaring Eagles Chapter of American Business Women’s Association will meet on Thursday, April 6th. The special Workshop, “Becoming an Effective Business Leader”, will be presented by Chip Vazquez, Scott Greet, and Patrick Caze of Vivere Consulting Group. Networking will start at 6pm, dinner at 6:30, and the program from 7-8:15pm, at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 111 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos. Cost is $23/members and $28/guests. For more information or to register, visit the website at www.abwasoaringeagles.org or contact Sue Punian at 760.822.2242 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To pay at the door, RSVP to Sue.
Padres vs SF Giants/April 7th – The Culture Caravan still has a few seats available for the Padres vs San Francisco Giants season opener at Petco Park. “Take me out to the ball game!” Experience the first pitch of
my brand new 1958 Chevy Impala. That was almost 60 years ago! It seems like only yesterday.” The words momentarily stun them into silence as they only shake their heads in wonder.
But not for long.
“My girlfriend found a bra in my ’58 Chevy,” Bob confesses with a sly grin. “She caught me red-handed, but I thought quickly on my feet. She looked daggers at me and asked: ‘Do you wear a bra, Bobby?’”
“I just smiled and said: ‘I do now!!’”
Both men are back in comedic form.
Cruisin’ Grand is more than just a compilation of old cars from yesteryear; it seems far more than the sum total of its own parts. It is a gathering place, a watering hole of memories which spring eternal within us all. Beyond the physical beauty of hot rods, muscle cars, and old antique fire-and-police vehicles on display, Cruisin’ Grand ushers in a nostalgic atmosphere that cannot be seen or touched.
But, it can be felt.
It’s as if a strange magic potion fills the air; you now hear Fats Domino singing his 1952 version of “Blueberry Hill,” or the hip-swiveling Elvis Presley is holding court over the loudspeakers as young children compete in a hula hoop contest. Some parents see themselves in those little shoes, all over again.
Girls still in their teens can be seen strolling the streets in their poodle dresses, and pony tails bouncing as they walk, and wearing bright red lipstick. It’s like “Back to the Future” all over again and you realize that the entire city blocks have, somehow, gone backwards in time – your eyes and ears now confirm to you
the new season in Section 123 Field Pavilion at Petco Park for Opening Day and root for the first place, undefeated, San Diego Padres. “Play Ball!” Cracker Jacks and peanuts provided. The motorcoach departs the Gloria McClellan Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista, at 12:45pm and returns at 7:00pm. Cost is $95. To reserve, call 760.643.2828. Carlsbad Chamber April Events - First Friday Breakfast will be on Friday, April 7, from 7-9am at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa. Explore the underpinnings of mindfulness, its role in the workplace, along with guided exercises that will improve your physical and mental well-being. Then on Wednesday, April 19, from 5-7pm, will be Happy Hour 2.0, at The Crossings at Carlsbad. Build new relationships and discover new business opportunities in a fun and relaxed setting. For more information and/or reservations, contact the Carlsbad Chamber, 5934 Priestly Drive, Carlsbad, 92008.
Upcoming Artist Opportunities at EAP Municipal Gallery – Exhibition from April 7th to May 6th, with a Reception on April 8th, at 5:30pm, for “All About the Book.” In addition, this is a Call to Escondido’s High Schools Emerging Artists to present an exhibition of their advanced artworks in the Expressions Gallery at EAP. Receiving dates are Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st, from 11am-4pm both days. They will be included in the Artists Reception on April 8th at 5:30pm. The EAP Municipal Gallery is located at 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido; call 760.480.4101; email@example.com; gallery hours are Tues. 11am-6pm; Thurs-Sat 11am-4pm.
Roynon Museum Joins MAGEC - The Roynon Museum of Earth Science and Paleontology is proud to have become a member of MAGEC. MAGEC is an acronym for Museum and Art Growing Escondido Culture. Members of MAGEC provide a great collection of diverse cultural
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that you have just stepped into a virtual time machine!
Reminiscent of mythical Camelot, which disappears and reappears every 100 years, Cruisin’ Grand disappears only to return once a year for just a brief, precious period of time. Aside from the recorded music filling the air everywhere, there are also live bands and singers that truly bring your evening to a head. The live musical groups are greatly varied, thus offering a colorful musical palette to suit your style or mood. From Country-Western to Rockabilly, Jazz to Rock ‘n’ Roll, there is something for everyone.
Often the names of these music groups are as colorful as their tunes are catchy: Scaring the Wives, The Dirty Martinis, Too Much Fun, Cheeky Monkey Band, and Gino and the Lone Gunmen.
In short, the public has fallen in love with all these musical talents, including Hoodoo Blues Band, The Silver Spurs, Santana Bros. Band, and Dusty and the Love Notes, to cite just a few more examples. The most amazing thing is that all of this is free!
These musical groups are placed in strategic areas such as Juniper Street (where Jonnie Fox & The Satinettes have held court), Kalmia & Grand, Maple Street Plaza, etc. Many of these great bands and singers return year after year. Returning by popular demand is the remarkable talents of lead singer, Brian Nichols and
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The Paper • Page 4 • March 30, 2017 Arrest Made in Attempt Kidnapping in Escondido
On May 9, 2016, at about 1pm, a 15 year old female was walking in the area of Washington Ave/Fig St. She was approached by a 40-50 year old white male in a red convertible, who asked her for directions. When she refused, he offered her money to get in the car but she again refused and walked away. On the same day at about 1:45pm, a 16 year old female was approached in the same manner, asking for directions. She was offered $10 to get in the car, and she did. The male drove the minor around for several minutes before dropping her off. A witness observed this incident and took photos of the vehicle with the minor seated inside. Both of these incidents were reported to police.
Through an investigation, it was determined the driver of the vehicle was 46 year old, San Marcos resident, Spicer Conant. A press release was disseminated with the vehicle and driver description, but no additional victims came for-
ward. At the time of the investigation, it was determined no crime had been committed and the case was suspended.
On Wednesday, March 15th, in the morning, an 11 year old female was walking to Mission Middle School when she was approached by an older white male in a red car asking her for directions. She ignored the male and continued on to school. Police were later notified of the incident. On Monday, March 20th, at about 8:15am, a 27 year old female was walking in the area of Broadway/El Norte Pkwy when she was approached by the same male in the same car, now described as a red Mazda Miata. He asked her for directions, which she gave him, but he then asked her to get in his car. She refused several times, but he persisted. The victim then took out her cell phone to take his photo and he sped away. Police were notified of this incident. At this time, Detectives in the Family Protection Unit reopened the case from 2016 and began a new investigation. On Tuesday morning, March 21st, at about 6:30 am Detectives began a surveillance of Mr. Conant. They followed him into Escondido where over the space of about 90 minutes he attempted to get five different females into his car, all in the general area of Mission Ave/Broadway. The ages were 14, 15, 16, 16, and 18. The last female, the 18 year old, got into the car. Officers immediately feared for her safety and made an enforcement stop on the car, taking Mr. Conant into custody without further incident in the area of 13th Ave/Escondido Blvd. A search of his vehicle revealed an illegal assault rifle. Mr. Conant will be booked for PC 220207(a) – Attempted Kidnapping, Felony Possession of an Illegal Assault Rifle
Staff is pretty much bilingual . . very helpful, very friendly.
Real. Authentic. Tasty. Yes, they serve all kinds of other foods and they’re open every day of the week. I’m just partial to their tacos on Taco Tuesdays at 99 cents each. You’re in the mood for tamales? They’ve got ‘em. Burritos? Yup.
Man About Town
Remember when your pals who are ‘in the know” always told you to check out the restaurants where the locals dine? Particularly if you’re looking for ethnic food? Good advice.
If you like Latino food . . . lemme clue you in. “Taco Tuesdays.” Every Tuesday at Latinos Market, 525 W. Grand, Escondido, you can buy tacos for just 99 cents each. Delish!
Chicken, carne asada, a whole lot of different ways to enjoy this tasty treat.
Understand . . . this ain’t the Ritz. Not fancy. Not at all. Very much down home and a typical Latino market with most all groceries, produce, and meat products labeled in both Spanish and ‘English.
Swing by there on a Tuesday evening and we’re likely to bump into each other. I’ll be the one wolfing down about three tacos. With onions. Viva los tacos!
••••• Speaking of restaurants, and I just was, everytime I visit Charlie’s in Escondido, I learn something new.
At a minimum, I listen to “the old professor” as he waxes on philosophically about the food service in general, about life, about business.
Charlie Mitich is an import from what was then known as Yugoslavia. He joined the US Army while in Europe and they sent him here, stateside, to learn the English language. Then to basic training, then to advanced infantry training . . . all the while learning and practicing his new found language.
“English is a hard language to learn,” he said. “But it was my number one goal. Learn to speak, read, and write the English language.”
Sad to say that’s often not the number one goal of today’s immigrants. The
and other charges may be pending.
Election would be called.
Please follow the police department via Facebook at www.facebook.com/EscondidoPolice and Twitter (@EscondidoPolice).
The old Coast Highway bridge that spans the San Luis Rey River may be on its way out. The bridge, 88 years old, is 950 feet in length, is located south of Harbor Drive and the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base and is said to be “deteriorated, sructurally deficient, and seismically vulnerable,” according to a study released by the city. The study also said that the bridge could well collapse if one of the steel beams involved in the bridge structure were to break.
This investigation is on-going, and anyone with information or who may have been a victim of Mr. Conant is asked to call Detective Damian Jackson at (760) 839-4932, or leave an anonymous tip at 760-743-TIPS (8477).
Justice Department Investigating Congressman Duncan Hunter
The Justice Department has begun an investigation into possible criminal actions by Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, RAlpine, sidelining for the time being the House Ethics Committee, which has been looking into the congressman’s confessed misuse of campaign funds for personal expenses.
Hunter had already acknowledged errors in reporting campaign expenses and agreed to pay back into the fund. The Justice Department apparently found enough additional evidence to begin a formal investigation into Hunter’s actions.
If cleared, he would continue holding his congressional seat; if found guilty of any criminal wrongdoing he would immediately leave office and a Special
ethnic has changed, the times have changed.
Charlie’s native language allows him to understand most of the Slavic languages. He can understand most of the languages spoken by folks from Poland, Czechlosovakia, Bulgaria and Russia. When he travels to Europe he has very little difficulty understanding people from these countries, speaking their language.
“After I got out of the Army I continued to practice my new languge . . but now my number one goal had changed. I wanted to find a job. And I did. I entered the food service industry and learned from the ground up. I learned baking, I learned delivery, I learned customer service, I learned to cook . . . I learned a lot and, when I had a chance, I got into the business as an owner. And I worked hard. And I was successful. But that was a different era. You could make good money then in the restaurant business . . . today, it’s not so easy. You have to be competitive and costs go up. Food costs go up, labor goes up, but you can’t just increase the prices on the menu . . . you have to stay competitive . . . which means you have to absorb the increased costs and can’t really pass those costs on to your customer. They’d wind up going to another restuarant.”
Would he recommend a young individual, or couple, go into the restuarant business today? “Well, you can still make a decent living at it . . . but you really have to know what you’re doing. If you come into it without the basic knowledge and skills, you won’t last. You have to know pricing, you have to know how to hire and keep good, talened people, and
Coast Highway Bridge May Be Replaced
If a new bridge is built it would likely be built of concrete and would meet current seismac standards.
Construction is expected to cost between $18 million and $22 million, with additional costs for the design, right-of-way acquisition and more. The project will be funded by the Federal Highway Administration’s Highway Bridge Program. Coast Highway was at one time the main route between San Diego and Los Angeles. Now the San Diego County portion of the highway ends at Harbor Drive, and Interstate 5 — built in the 1960s — takes traffic through Camp Pendleton.
City officials said the new bridge will be efficient and cost effective. Concrete structures cast in place are “pretty much the norm for California” these days, he said. That means many contractors can build them, and competition helps keep the costs down. Discussions on the project continue within various city departments.
train them to treat your customers right. You have to choose your location wisely. Make sure you have visibility and plenty of parking. You have to have enough capital to carry you for at least six months while you build your reputation for good food, fair prices, and superb service. It’s not for those who are easily discouraged. There are gonna be bumps in the road and you have to be able to deal with it. It is not an easy profession.”
Charlies has been successful. Clearly, he knows what he’s doing and he does it well, continually.
I’m pleased to learn from Charlie that many of you have taken my suggestion and suggested that Charlie either write a book, or let me interview him, write the book, and edit it to show not only Charlie, his personality, his knowledge, and his wit and wisdom. But he still won’t budge.
It wouldn’t be a vist to Charlie’s without a yarn from Charlie himself.
He recalled a memory from his days during WWII.
“The Pope was determined that he had to get some representatives from the Church to America. It was tough, what with submarines attacking ships on the high seas. The war was in full force and ocean travel was dangerous. But the Pope knew he had to get priests or nuns to America to help build the church’s
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the sensational Wi-Fi’s. They seemed to have found the keys to the city’s heart!
It is strongly advised to consult your Cruisin’ Grand Calendar of Events to better plan your experience. To repeat, visit their official website listed at the top of this story. You’ll be glad you did.
Walking along Grand Avenue during Cruisin’ Grand can lead to exciting explorations, such as visiting one of the half dozen antique shops strewn along the way. They’re well worth a visit, trust me. Escondido Antique Mall located at 135 W. Grand Ave., Urban Barn at 404 E. Grand Ave., Grab Bag Antiques located at 150 E. Grand Ave, and In the Cave at 227 E. Grand Ave, are just a few wonderful examples. Always playful jokesters, Steve Crenshaw could not resist: “I get kicked out of those antique shops because every time I walk inside I ask, ‘What’s new?’” Bob, at first, doesn’t get it – then he laughs out loud and says: “Antique – what’s new?!” and then pumps the air with his fist. Bob Belford and Steve Crenshaw remind me of playful otters. They’re both Escondido transplants from Canoga Park, a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. I first met them at my Uncle Miltie’s (owner Milt Larsen’s) Magic Castle in the Hollywood Hills. (My Uncle Miltie is reading this very article, as I send him all hardcopies of my stories. It’s exhilarating to reflect that such Hollywood notables are fans of THE PAPER.) As far as Belford and Crenshaw are concerned, getting older is not necessarily a
friends and I call “rails” or “ground shakers.” They are among the quickest-accelerating machines on the planet and are powered by 10,000-horsepower engines!
negative. These two Pollyannas remain sweet-natured optimists. Wearing their Old Guys Rule t-shirts they proudly refer to the t-shirt lettering as their “Badge of Honor.” Both Bob and Steve puff out their chests to emphasize their point. “If you think you deserve one of these beauties you can join our rank-and-file.” The “Old Guys Rule” website clearly echoes the sentiments of Bob and Steve, referring to their t-shirt as a “Badge of Honor,” along with this philosophy: “The toils of youth are now your experience . . . no longer the student, but the teacher.”
Such dragsters have such a rich fuel mixture that they often ignite hot yellowwhite flames which shoot-out from the rear exhaust pipes. Steve Crenshaw makes a comment on this: “The last time I saw flames shoot-out like that was after my Grandpa finished his second bowl of hot Texas chili beans! God rest his soul.” (Bob Belford punches Steve for spinning such a yarn.)
For readers who wish to visit and/or purchase an Old Guys Rule t-shirt can do so by contacting their official website for details: http://oldguysrule.com This website touches the heartstrings with elements of truth: “There comes a time in your life when comfort meets substance. When all your hard work seems to have paid dividends, and the world is at your command. All the things you hoped you could do someday, you’re doing.”
Nitro Night at Cruisin’ Grand features one of these dragsters. They obviously cannot race them, but the next best thing is they fire-up the dragster and rev the engine! The sound is intense and usually spectators have to cover or place plugs in their ears. At actual drag-racing venues where these monsters run fullthrottle against each other, ear plugs and even earmuffs are often handed out to fans at these top-fuel dragster meets. As one source explains: “The sound is so intense that it is not only heard, but it is also felt as pounding vibrations all over one’s body . . . making many people feel as though the entire drag strip is being bombed!”
For Bob Belford and Steve Crenshaw, their past hard work is allowing them to do all those things they hoped to do someday – like they are both doing now – anticipating a great summer of leisure enjoyment at Cruisin’ Grand.
If you don’t believe that description – just show up on Nitro Night. But bring ear plugs.
One of the summer event nights I find most fascinating is called “Nitro Night.” It is one of the most popular theme nights and has been known to draw upwards of 50,000 spectators on this one night alone! It features what are called nitro dragsters. They are top-fuel dragsters that are the quickest accelerating vehicles in the entire world. They are officially the fastest “sanctioned” category of drag race vehicles. They reach speeds up to 335 mph and can cover 1,000 feet in 3.7-seconds! A top-fueled dragster can accelerate from a zero standstill start to 100 mph in as little as 0.8 seconds! These nitro dragsters are what my
Nitro Night at Cruisin’ Grand is a onetime event so you may wish to consult your Cruisin’ Grand Event Calendar to circle that date.
Bob Belford and Steve Crenshaw never remain serious long. They continue to try to top each other, especially since they know I’m a writer for THE PAPER. With a sparkle in his eye, Belford releases another car-related bit of levity: “My wife had her driver’s test the other day. She got 8 out of 10. The other 2
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guys jumped clear!”
Steve laughs, pulls his pants up, readjusts his belt and like a tennis player, serves up his return shot: “I gave up my seat to a blind person in the bus. That’s how I lost my job as a bus driver!” I take my leave; but not before saying goodbye: “See you guys at Cruisin’ Grand.”
I’m not really sure they hear me as they continue to trade barbs in the backdrop.
As I walk away I can still hear them in the distance, trying to top one another. “I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather,” Bob shouts, “not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car!” This time, I can hear them both laughing.
As I continue to walk, their voices and laughter becomes weaker and less audible. Now, I barely hear the last vapor trail of their car jokes: “What’s the difference between a high-performance BMW and a porcupine?” One of them yells the answer: “A porcupine has the pricks on the outside!” I’m not sure which one said it, Bob or Steve. At this point, it doesn’t really matter. I’m on my way to my favorite watering hole, O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub on Grand Avenue. Owner, Dennis O’Sullivan has every right to be proud of his establishment (he also has one in Carlsbad). The food at O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub is to my liking and so is the ambience. It reminds me of my time spent in Europe. There’s a popular Irish saying that says: “When the Irish eyes are smiling, they’re usually up to something.” That’s funny.
But it can also be said that: When everyone’s eyes are smiling -- those smiling eyes can be found at Cruisin’ Grand.
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experiences including the wondrously eclectic art galleries of Escondido’s historic downtown and has grown to include arts, theater, museums, and historical and educational experiences all around the Escondido area. One of the first focuses of the group has been to bring a new awareness to “2nd Saturday Escondido”. Our museum will be giving a discount on admission if, during your visit on the 2nd Saturday of any month, you mention “2nd Saturday” during check in. Many participates will have specials the 2nd Saturday of each month; some of the local restaurants are also supporting the day. The Roynon Museum, voted number ONE in the county by San Diego AList, is located at 457 E. Grand Ave. and there is parking on the rooftop. For more information about 2nd Saturday Escondido, go to VisitEscondido.com and click on the MAGEC 2nd Saturday banner. This will provide a walking map, names and locations of participants and suggested hours for your visits. Bring the kids, enjoy a date night, or a girls night out… there’s something for everyone!
Just 10 Days Left to Purchase Tickets – The Honor Flight San Diego “Legends & Legacies” Fundraiser for Honoring Our Veterans is on April 9th – with just 10 days left to purchase your tickets. The event will be from 5-9pm at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, with cocktails, dinner, entertainment, silent and live auction items which include a private day on the bay boat trip, 5-day stay at the Carlsbad Cottage Beach House, dinner for 8 from the French Gourmet, one week stay in 5-bedroom house in Kauai, Hawaii, and many more. Over 170 attendees have purchased tables and individual tickets. All proceeds from the event will go toward the next Honor Flight from San Diego. With 100 Southern California WW II veterans on the waiting list, the need for this fundraiser could not be more urgent. If you cannot attend and want to support the mission, donate auction items; sponsor a veteran’s trip on Tour of Honor for $2500, donate
directly to Honor Flight San Diego, or sponsor a veteran to attend the fundraiser. No donation too big or too small; every dollar helps. Honor Flight San Diego is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For more info about the event or to donate, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Marcos Chamber April Events – The 2017 Grand Spring Festival & Street Faire will be held on Sunday, April 9th, from 9am5pm, all along Via Vera Cruz in San Marcos. There will be artisans, crafts, community businesses, children’s attractions and carnival rides; a showcase of local talent on the San Marcos Community Stage; varied food options and a stage with live music. Bring family and friends and enjoy a fun day. Then Eggs & Updates will be held on Tuesday, April 11th from 7:15am-8:45am, at Broken Yolk Café, 101 S. Los Posas Road, featuring Keynote Speaker Jesse Navarro, Community Relations Director, San Diego District Attorney’s Office, talking about Business Identity Theft. Learn the latest statistics on business identity theft, what business identity theft is, how thieves strike a business, and more. Register online by Monday, April 10th at 5pm and save; members $25; future members $45; (breakfast included). At the door on Tuesday, April 11th or after 5pm Monday, the 10th, members $30 and future members $50 (breakfast included). Advanced registration required; payment in full due at time of reservation. Refunds require cancellation a minimum of 72-working hours in advance of scheduled event. Refund fees apply; Reserved no shows will be charged full price. Contact Melanie Jamil for more info, 760.744.1270 or Melanie@sanmarcoschamber.com.
Library Celebrates National Library Month in April - National Library Week is celebrated April 9 to 15, 2017, to raise awareness of the resources, programs, and services offered by libraries everywhere. Escondido Public Library extends this celebration throughout April with its own National Library Month, showcasing special
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representation in America and to recruit new members, both lay persons as well as new clerical members . . . new priests, new nuns.
He finally arranged for a token force of just two nuns to travel to America on board an American troops ship. It was safer because a convoy would escort it - protecting agains submarines and enemy air attacks. It knew where to go and when.
All during the ocean journey the nuns hear the troops talking about “man, when I get home and back in the states the first thing I’m gonna do is get me a great big ol’ Coney Island Hot Dog!” Over and over they heard this refrain.
So, after docking in New York and walking the streets of the city they saw a Coney Island Hot Dog Stand. They each purchased a Coney Island Hot dog and began to consume it.
Sister Mary Margaret took a bite, then looked at Sister Elizabeth and said, “Oh dear me! What part of the dog did you get?” Our table exploded with laughter.
I had heard the story before and knew what was coming but I still laughed out loud. There’s just something about the way Charlie tells a story. ••••• How often does it happen that you go to a mechanic and have him check out
My bills are moving
March has been a busy month in Sacramento as the Legislature moves into high gear. Happily, four of my bills have received overwhelming bi-partisan support, all passing votes in their respective committees on March 21.
My Assembly Bill 182, the Heroin and Opioid Public Education (HOPE) Act, passed the Assembly Health Committee in a unanimous vote. The HOPE Act will combat the growth of heroin and opioid abuse throughout California. The bill creates a comprehensive multicultural public education program to describe the effects and warning signs of heroin use and opioid abuse to assist the public in identifying when help is needed and the pathways that are available for help. A second bill, AB 502, also passed the Public Safety Committee with unanimous support. The bill establishes a two-year pilot program in San Diego County for the victims of elder or dependent
your vehicle and then have him tell you, “nothing wrong with your car. No charge.!” Not often, I’ll wager.
Pleased to report superb customer service from the folks at Honda of Escondido. Service Advisor named Kevin MacAdam took me by the hand, treated me with kid gloves, had the mechanics check out my car. I recently bought a “new” used care from a private party - a 2006 Honda. Love the car . . . but I thought I detected a very low pitched “ticking” thought it might be a problem with the tappets. Better get it checked out. Had one independent mechanic check it out and said nothing was wrong but wanted to be sure - so I took it to the experts on Honda, Escondido Honda. Surprise! Nothing wrong with the car. Mechanics test drove it, listened to it carefully at idle and with engine accelerated . . . no unusual noise.
Even bigger surprise . . . “Here’s our car, Mr. Davis. There’s no charge. We were happy to be of service.” Kudos to ownership and management for great service - and to Kevin MacAdam. Thanks to all.
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adult financial abuse to receive assistance from the Victim Compensation Board to help with the costs of financial or mental health counseling.
A third bill, AB 478, raises the minimum age for a fishing license from 16 to 18 years, allowing kids to fish for free and enjoy the great outdoors. AB 478 passed the Appropriations Committee without opposition. Lastly, AB 658 unanimously passed the Health Committee. The bill delays collection of Clinical Laboratory Licensure fees by the Laboratory Field Services branch of the Department of Public Health for two years, encouraging efficient operations by allowing the branch to spend down an accumulated surplus of unspent fees. I will provide more updates about my legislation in the future. I’m looking forward to a productive year, serving you, the wonderful people of the 75th Assembly District.
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Letters to the Editor A Correction
As author of the recent cover story, "When Dinosaurs Terrorized San Diego," published in The Paper, March 16, 2017, I wish to make a correction. The "T-Rex Planet" exhibit is not scheduled for this upcoming 2017 San Diego County Fair as incorrectly mentioned in my cover story. The TRex Planet exhibit already appeared at the Del Mar Fairgrounds several weeks ago, on January 14 & 15, 2017. This past appearance of the T-Rex Planet at the Del Mar Fairgrounds has no connection, whatsoever, with the upcoming San Diego County Fair, nor is this exhibit scheduled to appear at the San Diego County Fair.
It is inevitable that occasional human error exists in the print media as evidenced with frequent retractions appearing in newspapers around the country. However, despite this inevitability of human imperfection, it is still incumbent for any author to express their sincere regret for any inaccuracies they report. I, and I alone, bear this responsibility and wish to make absolutely clear that no person(s) connected with The Paper are to share in this retraction. The San Diego County Fair wishes to welcome everyone to come out and have fun at this year's exciting 2017 fair "Where the West Is Fun." They urge everyone to visit their official website: https://sdfair.com/ /s/Friedrich Gomez Escondido, CA.
A Letter from San Pasqual
Dear Editor: I read your article, “The Disappearing Indians,” with great disappointment and sadness. This is the type of article we would have expected to see back in the dark days of the Termination Era, when the United States was seeking to terminate Indian tribes. Much progress has been made since then but this article shows that much work remains to be done. Your article is a throwback to the days when Indian tribes were assaulted with baseless aspersions and innuendo. The article also refects a deep misunderstanding of the Indian tribes and tribal enrollment, and federal Indian law, and the laws governing the San Pasqual Band. It is also riddled with misstatemetns of fact and law. I found your derision of our tribal elders and tribal law particularly offensive. We honor and respect our elders and our Tribe’s Constitution, and we will continue to proudly do so. ---- This case was groundcd in facts specific to Marus Alto., Sr., and the
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programs and services that promote literacy, understanding and cultural enrichment offered to the community, and endless opportunities to access information and technology that enhance lifelong learning, nurture the love of reading, and enrich lives. Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who seek information and free access to technologies that improve quality of life. The Library invites everyone in our community to discover the treasure chest of learning and cultural opportunities offered during National Library Month. Library programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library and are free to the public. For more information about programming celebrating National Library Month, contact Adult Services Senior Librarian Viktor Sjöberg at 760-839-4814 or email@example.com. Additional information can be found at library.escondido.org. The Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, 92025.
COGG Meeting on April 11th – At their meeting on April 11th, members of the Conservative Order for Good Government (COGG) will learn about Accelerating the Transition to Clean Energy. The speaker will be Rear Admiral Leendert “Len” Hering, Sr. (U.S. Navy Retired), who leads the California Center for Sustainable Energy. He will discuss the planning and implementation of a wide range of sustainable initiatives in both government and private sectors. The monthly meeting is held at the Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway, Rancho Bernardo. Doors open at 11:30am, with a buffet lunch at 12noon. Cost for non-members is $25/person. Reservations by Friday, April 7th. For information, contact Barry Wolfert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Marcos to Present Spring Egg Scramble & Breakfast - The City of San Marcos presents its annual holiday breakfast and egg scramble on Saturday, April 15th at Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore Drive, San Marcos, 92069. “Breakfast with Peter Cottontail” will be held inside the Williams Barn in Walnut Grove Park from 8-10am. This early morning breakfast of pancakes, sausage and eggs will be prepared by the Life and Eagle Scouts Kah-Shinni Chapter Order of the Arrow BSA. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5/adults, $4/youth-10 and under. Immediately following breakfast, at 10:15am sharp, toddlers through 5th graders are invited to the community “Spring Egg Scramble” where 10,000 prize-filled eggs will be scattered throughout the park. Each child should bring a bag or basket. Families are encouraged to come early and enjoy carnival games. Suggested donation is $5 per family. For more information, call 760.744.9000 or visit www.san-marcos.net.
4th Annual ECCDC Golf Classic - The 4th Annual ECCDC Golf Classic, sponsored by Sculpt Nouveau, will tee off on April 21 at the Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Escondido Community Child Development Center, a non-profit who has been providing quality childcare for low income families since 1974. ECCDC serves over 300 children at two Child Development Centers in full and part day, year-round programs and employs over 80 staff from the Escondido community. ECCDC provides early childhood care, intervention, educational programs, and nutritional meals. Screening services for mental health/behavior as well as vision, hearing and dental health for all children are completed each school year. For more information on the ECCDC programs, go to www.eccdc.com. The Golf Classic will start at 11am check-in, driving range and lunch, putting contest, and at 1pm will be the Shotgun Start Tee-Off for this Four Player Scramble. The event will feature golf, dinner and auction. For registration and sponsorship, contact Patti Call at 760-5355160 or Megan Siller at 760-839-9361, ext 111. Foundation for Senior Wellbeing
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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
1940, Philby was appointed as an instructor in the arts of "black propaganda."
In early 1944 MI-6 re-established Section IX, and Philby took a position there where he was able to alert the NKVD, the Russian secret service, about all British intelligence on the Soviets … including what the American OSS (forerunner of the CIA) had shared with the British about the Soviets.
The Meaning of British Letters & Numbers, MI-5 and MI-6
More and more the security services of the United Kingdom’s MI-5 and MI-6 monikers are mentioned in news reports, but what do they mean?
MI-5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5), is the United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency and is part of its intelligence machinery alongside the Secret Intelligence Service (MI-6). The service is directed to protect British parliamentary democracy and economic interests, and counter terrorism and espionage within the UK. MI-5 … like the FBI does in the U.S. The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI-6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6), is the foreign intelligence agency of the British government … a counterpart to our CIA. Think “James Bond.” Author and Bond creator Ian Fleming was a member of MI-6 during World War II. The existence of MI-6 was not officially acknowledged until 1994. It forms a part of the UK's intelligence machinery alongside MI-5 and Defense Intelligence.
During the Second World War the human intelligence work of MI-6 was overshadowed by several other efforts: the cryptanalytic effort undertaken by the Government Code and Cypher School, the bureau responsible for interception and decryption of foreign communications at Bletchley Park where the infamous German “Enigma” machine’s code was broken; the extensive "double-cross" system run by MI-5 to feed misleading domestic intelligence to German spies; and imagery intelligence activities conducted by the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit. Ironically, leading up to World War II, MI-6 assisted the Nazi Gestapo secret police, via "the exchange of information about Communism"; as late as October 1937, well into the Nazi era.
In 1940, the second member of the “Cambridge Spy Ring,” journalist and Soviet agent Kim Philby applied for a vacancy in Section D of SIS, and was vetted by his friend and fellow Soviet agent Guy Burgess. When Section D was absorbed by Special Operations Executive (SOE) in summer of
Severe damage was done by Philby in August 1945, when NKVD intelligence officer Konstantin Volkov tried to defect to the UK, offering the names of all Soviet agents working inside British intelligence services. Philby received the memo on Volkov's offer, and alerted the Soviets so they could arrest him. The Russian agent never made it to England.
MI-6 operations against the USSR were extensively compromised by the fact the post-war CounterEspionage Section, R5, was headed for two years by Philby. Although Philby's continued damage was mitigated for several years by his transfer as Head of Station in Turkey, he later was assigned as the MI-6 intelligence liaison officer at the British Embassy in Washington D.C. In that capacity he compromised a program of joint U.S.-UK paramilitary operations. As MI-6 investigators closed in on him, Philby escaped to Moscow in 1953, following his friends and fellow members of the "Cambridge Spy Ring," Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess.
During the Global War on Terror, MI-6 has exchanged information with the CIA. In the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, it is alleged, although not confirmed, that MI-6 conducted Operation Mass Appeal which was a campaign to plant stories about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the media. Evidently it worked. The U.S. attack on Iraq was for fear of WMDs. In November 2011, MI-6 helped capture Libyan leader Col. Saif alIslam Gaddafi. The top-secret mission, dubbed Operation X to disguise its purpose, used modern electronic intelligence (ELINT) technologies to bug the Libyan leader along with his friends and family.
Today, both MI-5 and MI-6 work closely with the FBI and CIA and are heavily involved in tracking down and capturing ISIS-influenced jihadists who have attacked and killed dozens of Brits and Americans through acts of domestic terror both in the UK and U.S.
Tom Morrow's books are available at Amazon.com in soft-cover or via Kindle Email.
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Resources - The Information Resource Center, operated by the Foundation for Senior Wellbeing, (a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization), is a free comprehensive resource for North County seniors, their caregivers and families, dedicated to improving senior wellbeing. The Center provides information about available resources in the areas of housing, home repair, transportation, food/nutrition needs, emergency assistance, medical and mental health issues, legal issues, and more. The information is available by phone or in person and provided by staff and volunteers specifically trained to communicate with seniors using patience and listening skills to research and recommend suitable resources. Center volunteers will follow up on every inquiry to confirm results. For information, contact the Information Resource Center at 760-8918176 (Information line 844.654.4636) or email IRC@thefoundationforseniorwellbeing.org. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 1pm, and located at 131 Richmar Avenue, San Marcos 92069 (behind Fire Station #1, and shares the parking lot with the San Marcos Senior Activity Center). Escondido’s Local History Archive Offers Extended Hours - The Pioneer Room, Escondido Public Library’s local history archive, announces a new schedule of hours to better serve the community. With the new schedule, hours on Tuesdays are open to walk-in patrons and extend into the
early evening. Hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays are initially open to walk-in patrons, followed by appointments to conduct research or confer with archival staff. The Pioneer Room’s new schedule of hours is: Tuesdays 2pm-7pm. Wednesdays and Thursdays 1pm-3pm; and 3pm-6pm by appointment. Make appointments by calling 760.839.4315. Escondido Public Library’s Pioneer Room is the primary historical research center for the City of Escondido. The Pioneer Room identifies, collects, preserves, and provides access to a non-circulating collection of records, manuscripts, photos, and other significant resources of enduring historical, legal, administrative, and fiscal value. Visitors to the Pioneer Room may consult the documents, photographs, maps, and other reference materials available to research a variety of local history topics, including historic homes and properties, biographies on individuals and families local to Escondido, and events pertaining to the history and development of Escondido and the surrounding region. The Pioneer Room is located in the Mathes Community Center at 247 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, 92025. For more information on the Pioneer Room and Escondido Public Library, visit library.escondido.org or contact Adult Services Senior Librarian, Viktor Sjöberg, at 760.839.4814.
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for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days. A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.
At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.
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Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children. Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
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The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on
This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin. The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door. The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy. Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.
The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new campaign slogan last Sunday: 'I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours.
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 just read the fine print of the healthcare plan and there's a tax on friends with benefits.
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A Weekly Memo from the Councilmembers 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.
Council Member, Represents District 3
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The best part of getting health care reform would be that people would stop talking about health care reform. Miley Cyrus is starring in a movie called The Last Song. Please tell me it's an autobiography.
There's a movement to put Reagan on the 50 dollar bill. This will only affect the few Americans who have $50.
A guy asked a girl in a university library: "Do you mind if I sit beside you?”
The girl replied with a loud voice: "I DON'T WANT TO SPEND THE NIGHT WITH YOU!" All the students in the library started staring at the guy; he was truly embarrassed.
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Trump Budget Proposal Affects Escondido
The Federal government provides funding to local communities to address specific needs. Over time, Escondido has received millions of dollars of these special funds called Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and HOME funds. President Trump’s proposed budget will eliminate these funds for local communities.
CDBG dollars are intended to support
After a couple of minutes, the girl walked quietly to the guy's table and said: "I study psychology, and I know what a man is thinking. I guess you felt embarrassed, right?”
The guy then responded with a loud voice: “$50 FOR ONE NIGHT? THAT'S TOO MUCH!” All the people in the library looked at the girl who was now in shock.
The guy whispered in her ear: "I study law, and I know how to screw people." I often wonder if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup? A meal without wine is called breakfast.
A man and a woman were having a quiet, romantic dinner in a fine
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urban core upgrades to infrastructure – think parks, sidewalks, community center upgrades, code enforcement officers, community services staff etc. A portion of CDBG funds is made available to local non-profits who provide interventions and support for residents of areas with lower incomes – Meals on Wheels, Interfaith Community Services and others. HOME funds have been used to support affordable housing project development and rehabilitation – think Veteran housing and senior housing.
If the proposed budget is approved, local governments throughout the country will have to grapple with the loss of funding. There is no substitute local funding to absorb the programs and services we currently support with these federal grants. This is an important time to pay attention to federal budgets and beyond that, the impact on local community well-being. Nothing has happened yet, but if it does, you’ll notice the impact right here in Escondido.
The waitress, taking another order at a table a few steps away, suddenly noticed the man slowly sliding down his chair and under the table, but the woman acted unconcerned.
"No, he didn't. He just walked in the door."
restaurant. They were gazing lovingly at each other and holding hands.
The waitress watched as the man slid all the way down his chair and out of sight under the table. Still the woman appeared calm and unruffled, apparently unaware her dining companion had disappeared.
The waitress, thinking this was a bit risqué behavior that might offend other diners, went over to the table and tactfully, began by saying to the woman, "Pardon me, ma'am, but I think your husband just slid under the table."
The woman calmly looked at her and said: JUST IN: The sun came out and dried up all the rain. No sign of Itsy. Spider family worried. Details as we receive them. I think it's true that absence makes the heart grow fonder because I skipped school a lot and I loved it. I can never remember whether or not I'm supposed to mess with Texas. Dear Ugly People, You're welcome.
The Pastor Says . . .
Pastor Richard Huls (Retired)
ARE WE LISTENING?
A friend recently asked me to join him for a cup of coffee. During our hour together, he answered his cell phone twice and responded to a text message. I know he is a busy person, but I wonder if he heard anything I said in our conversation. Was he listening?
There have been times in my life when my wife asked me if I heard a word she said. I must admit that I am often distracted and don’t listen. What does this say about me or anyone who is too busy to really listen? Jesus says in Matt. 11:15, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” I believe there is a need to heed that exhortation. Many are not listening, because they are
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so preoccupied with their busy world, they miss the sounds of truth, the songs of the birds, the needs of others, the invitations of God for forgiveness and His love, the instructions of when to use our cell phones and not use them, and even the call to obey the law. When Jesus exhorted the people to listen, it was to help them see the truth. The problem was not listening at all or to the wrong thing.
There are ways to truly listen and hear what is being said. One way is to discipline the self to hear, by directing one’s entire attention to the source, perhaps a spouse, child, friend, or even God. It is then to repeat it back for clarification, because we often misunderstand, due to our lack of attention, especially in this age. We can help ourselves to hear also by giving respect to the speaker, something he/she deserves.
To truly listen is to do ourselves a service. Think of all that is lost, by not truly hearing, with all the mistakes we make, all the missed meetings, and lame excuses we make for being late because we didn’t listen and, worst of all, we miss the many blessings God promises, simply because we did not listen.
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San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond
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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed
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Uncle Kieth was on his way home with 3 cases of ammo he'd bought at the annual Fairbanks (Alaska) gun show.
On the way home he stopped at the gas station where a drop-dead gorgeous blonde was filling up her car at the next pump. She looked at the ammo in the back of Kieth's pick-up and said in a very sexy voice, "I'm a big believer in barter, big boy". "Would you be interested in trading sex for ammo?"
Kieth thought for a few seconds and then asked, "what kinda ammo ya got?" McQuillan walked into a bar and ordered martini after martini, each time removing the olives and placing them in a jar. When the jar was filled with olives and all the drinks consumed, the Irishman started to leave.
"S'cuse me", said a customer, who was puzzled over what McQuillan had done,
"what was that all about?"
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An old, blind cowboy wanders into an all-girl biker bar by mistake. He finds his way to a bar stool and orders a shot of Jack Daniels. After sitting there for a while, he yells to the bartender, 'Hey, you wanna hear a blonde joke?' The bar immediately falls absolutely silent.
In a very deep, husky voice, the woman next to him says,
'Before you tell that joke, Cowboy, I think it is only fair, Given that you are blind, that you should know five things: 1. The bartender is a blonde girl with a baseball bat. 2. The bouncer is a blonde girl.
3. I'm a 6-foot tall, 175-pound blonde woman with a black belt in karate.
4. The woman sitting next to me is blonde and a professional weight lifter.
5. The lady to your right is blonde and a professional wrestler.
Now, think about it seriously, Cowboy. Do you still wanna tell that blonde joke?'
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Improving Vista’s Streets & Parks
Maintaining the integrity of the roads for motorists is a priority for the city of Vista. With the use of a slurry seal process which fills the surface cracks and spaces, the city is able to provide the most efficient and cost-effective preventive maintenance designed to extend the life of the roads. The citywide slurry seal project begins in April and runs through July. Check the city website for a list of the streets included in the project. Construction on the two new skate parks should be completed in the
summer and the City will hold a grand opening ceremony to introduce the parks to the community at that time. One of Vista’s older parks, Bub Williamson, built in 1986 and located along Grapevine Road is undergoing a redesign. The project includes replacing the softball fields with an outdoor lighted arena soccer field, the addition of a dog park, remodeling the restroom facilities, and installing two tot lots. For information on all of the City’s construction projects, check the City of Vista website at CityofVista.com.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood
Oceanside Public Library Presents College Prep Programs school High from 1:00-4:00 pm and is an students and ACT/SAT essay writing workshop. parents, would The Princeton Review is a leader in you like help in tutoring, test prep and college preparing for admissions. college? The Oceanside Public Library is hosting a series of Two identical College Application programs this spring to assist you. Essay Workshops will be held, one at An informational session “What you the Mission Branch Library, need to know about college: a guide Tuesday, May 9th at 3:30 pm, the for parents and students” will take other at Civic Center Library, place on Saturday, April 1st at 3:00 Thursday, May 18th at 3:00 pm. pm at Mission Branch Library, 861- Registration is required for these B Mission Ave.Topics include how to free workshops, sponsored by the choose the right college, getting into Friends of the Oceanside Public college and how to pay for it all! Both Library. students and parents are welcome. Please stop by the library to sign up. The Princeton Review will be held at For more information, visit Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or Highway, on Saturday, April 29th, call 760-435-5600. The blind cowboy thinks for a second, shakes his head and mutters, 'No...not if I'm gonna have to explain it five times.' Jesus' Dad's Name
A Sunday school teacher asked her class, "What was Jesus' mother's name?" One child answered, "Mary." The teacher then asked, "Who knows what Jesus' father's name was?" A little kid said, "Verge." Confused, the teacher asked, "Where did you get that?" The kid said, "Well, you know, they are always talking about Verge n' Mary.''
KIDS IN CHURCH 3-year-old Reese: "Our Father, Who does art in heaven, Harold is His name. Amen." A little boy was overheard praying:
"Lord, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it I'm having a real good time like I am."
After the christening of his baby brother in church, Jason sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car. His father asked him three times what was wrong. Finally, the boy replied, "That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home, and I wanted to stay with you."
I had been teaching my three-year old daughter, Caitlin, the Lord's Prayer for several evenings at bedtime. She would repeat after me the lines from the prayer. Finally, she decided to go solo. I listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word, right up to the end of the prayer: "Lead us not into temptation," she prayed, "but deliver us from E-mail.
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Julian and Martha Sarmiento, Americans Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory
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America Wins Another One
Nome and I met Julian Sarmiento in 1995 the year we opened The Computer Factory. “Julio” as he is known to us and our customers, is the son of a “Bracero” and was born and raised in the small village of Santa Gertrudis, Oaxaca Mexico. Today Julio, his wife Martha and his American born children Rodrigo and Daisy are family to us. Both Julio and Martha came to America from small villages in the Mexican State of Oaxaca. As “illegal immigrants” they met through friends and families within the large and close knit network of the Oaxaca community here in
Fred T. Martin Lover of Jesus, Fisher of Men
VISTA ~ Fredrick Thomas Martin was born on March 11, 1930 in Seattle to Frank and Aimee Pelzel. After his parent’s divorce at age four, Fred and older sister Frances were adopted by Charles and Beth Martin, also of Seattle, and Fred grew up on their farmland which included a timber business. Fred joined the Navy at 17 during the Korean War and was an engine mechanic on the U.S.S. Florikan, a submarine rescue ship. After the Navy, in 1952 Fred settled in southern California where his mother lived. Fred went into the VA hospital for depression, and by reading a Bible there, he accepted the Lord. He joined a men’s Bible study group in Redondo Beach, "Fishermen’s Club" led by Paul Walker, and grew as a Christian. In 1956, the Fishermen’s Club men started
San Diego’s North County. They were married in 1993. Over the years both worked hard to establish legal residency. Martha had graduated from Oceanside High School and Julio took ESL courses at night. Both eventually earned “Green Cards.” In 1996 Martha gave birth to Rodrigo, a native born American citizen and they both began working to earn their own citizenship. In 2001 Daisy was born and on December 13th 2001, Julio took the oath of citizenship at Golden Hall in downtown San Diego along with thirteen hundred others. On Wednesday March 22nd this year, Julio and Martha were back at Golden Hall again, this time Martha stood with over eighteen hundred others from ninety three countries to became a citizen of the USA.
community honors, protects and supports the cultural and religious traditions rooted in their native heritage both here and in the villages of their birth. The community provides support in many other ways. It comes together to provide financial support to families with health or burial expenses. It may provide a loan to help start a business or save a home. It helps to maintain traditional cultural and religious traditions like quinceneras, Guelaguetza, Posada, kermess, Fiesta de la Virgin de Guadalupe Dia de los Muertos and Dia del Niño. These traditions of family, religion and culture bind present day American Oaxacans together in support of one another like early
Irish and Italian immigrants were united by their heritage and American pioneer families were united by necessity. We have been witness to the growth of the Sarmiento family for over 22 years. We have been enriched by exposure to their culture and enlarged by our exposure to the food. Julio has our trust and the keys to our business. He and Martha have raised two terrific children and we are proud to have been a part of it. Congratulations Martha, on becoming a citizen of the USA and thank you for being a part of our lives.
Today Martha works for the Vista school district and, Julio is celebrating twenty-two years with The Computer Factory. Rodrigo is a sophomore and soccer player at Oregon State University and Daisy is an honor student and sophomore at Oceanside High School. The Sarmientos are now an “all American family” but like generations of immigrants that came before, they have not forgotten their heritage and culture. They play an active part in the large and strong Oaxaca community here in North County. This
attending a small church in Redondo Beach called Grace Chapel, where Fred met Bonnie Shreve, a school teacher, and where they were wed on April 13, 1957. Daughter Debbie was born the next year. In the mid 1950s, Fred was mentored by a journeyman carpenter, Mr. Burley, and began working for his folks in Lawndale, building rental units, and later commercial buildings on properties he bought. He also began buying and reselling used cars, which continued throughout his career. In 1962, Fred and Bonnie bought a home in Rolling Hills, and the next year daughter Dottie was born. Fred and Bonnie attended Rolling Hills Covenant Church. In 1970, the family moved to Vista, and Fred built a large house which over the years became host to many youth groups, swim parties, renters, international students, visiting families, and traveling missionaries. In Vista, Fred continued his building work and used car business, and he also had water truck and U-Haul businesses. In every church he attended, Fred taught boys Sunday School and served on committees and teams such as the missions committee and the pre-prayer team. Fred was active in Community Church of Vista, Palomar Community Church, and New Community Church of Vista. Fred was also active in the Christian Businessmen’s Committee and later Promise Keepers men’s weekly fellowship and prayer groups. Fred and Bonnie went on many missions construction trips, to Brussels, Maui, Aruba and Mexico, to build or remodel churches, homes and schools. Fred and Bonnie volunteered with the Vista Jail, the Servicemen’s Center in Oceanside, and the Life Care Center in Vista. Fred invited many homeless men to stay at his place, gave out the gospel wherever he went, and even offered to pray for caregivers and doctors when he
was very sick. Fred read the Bible daily and prayed every morning and evening for the lost, the sick, and the hurting as well as for missionaries, ministries, prisoners, and refugees. Fred is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Bonnie; his daughters, Debbie, Dottie, and Judy; his halfbrother, Tom Pelzel and half-sister, Marie Pelzel; his nephews and nieces and their families; and many surrogate children and grandchildren of several nationalities. Fred moved to his heavenly home on March 8, 2017, with burial at San Marcos Cemetery on March 16, 2017. A celebration of life service will be held on April 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM at New Community Church of Vista, main sanctuary, 165 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista, with a reception following in the Clubhouse behind the sanctuary.
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enrollment law provided in the Constitution of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians; it has nothing to do with Indian gaming. The Alto, Sr. descendants were provided an extraordinary amount of due process while this dispute was adjudicated by the Tribe’s Enrollment Committee, the Department of the Interior, and the federal courts. After scrutinizing the facts and law, the Department of the Interior and the federal courts approved the decision of the Tribe’s Enrollment Committee. The litigation has concluded and the final decision has been rendered. With this background as a backdrop, I hope you will agree that the attacks leveled against the Tribe in your article are meritless and reflect poorly on The Paper. Sincerely,
Allen Lawson Tribal Spokesman Chairman
Editor’s Note: We thank Chairman Lawson for his excellent letter of response. It was much longer than presented here but that portion that was edited for space was a restatement of items we had already addressed in our story, in depth. We agree that the matter has now been litigated and the decision is final. Bottom line: The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians won in the Courts. The Paper, however, stands by our article.
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Vista, Ca. 92083
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The business is conducted by a corporation.
First day of business was 3/13/2017.
/s/ Javier Barrera, President
This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr.,
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2017-00009138-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Sherida H. Egan Romeo filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present names: Gage Nathaniel Ynesta and Torrey Jane Ynesta, respecively, to Proposed names: Gage Nathaniel Ynesta Egan, and Torrey Jane Ynesta Egan respetively. 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: May 2, 2017, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081, North County Division. 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 March 15, 2017. /s/Robert P. Dahlquist, Judge of the Superior Court 3/23, 3/30, 4/06 & 4/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The name of the business: The Nail Boutique, located at 737
Shadowridge Drive, Vista, Ca. 92083.
This business is registered by:
Kim Hoa Nguyen
Vista, Ca. 92081
The business is conducted by an individual.
First day of business was 5/07/2007.
/s/ Kim Hoa Nguyen
This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County
Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/17/2017.
3/23, 3/30, 4/06 and 4/13/2017
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#2017-005767 The name of the business: Specialty Automotive Services, located at 1911 Shady Acre Circle, Encintas, Ca. 92024. This business is registered by: Jay M. Williams 1912 Shady AcreCircle Encinitas, Ca. 92024 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/01/2017. /s/ Jay M. Williams This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/022017. 3/23, 3/30, 4/06 and 4/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-008003 The name of the business: Ranch House Press, located at 1705 Larkhaven Glen, Escondido, CA. 92026. This business is registered by: Stariell Inner Prizes, LLC 1705 Landhaven Glen Escondido, CA. 92026 The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 3/21/2017. /s/ Tarra Judson Stariell, Managing Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/22/2017. 3/30, 4/06, 4/13 and 4/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-006139 The name of the business: Yalda Brow Bar, located at 1001 W. San Marcos, Blvd., Suite150, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Yalda Bahar 1149 W. 11sth Ave. Escondido, Ca. 92029 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Yalda Bahar This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/06/2017. 3/30, 4/06, 4/13 and 4/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-008317 The name of the business: Pro Elite Floors, located at 741 Cleveland Ave, Escondido, Ca. 92026. This business is registered by: Orlando Ramirez 741 Cleveland Ave. Escondido, CA. 92026 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Orlando Ramirez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/27/2017. 3/30, 4/06, 4/13 and 4/20/2017
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-007160 The name of the business: Ship Back Industries, Process Liability, located at 1410 East El Norte Parkway, Escondido, Ca. 92027. This business is registered by: Kirk Lentz 1410 East El Norte Parkway Escndido, Ca. 92027 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/15/17. /s/Kirk Lentz This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/15/2017. 3/23, 3/30, 4/06 and 4/13/2017
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-006719 The name of the business: Colors Gourmet Pizza, Colors Pizza, located at 2349 La Mirada Drive, Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Colors Enterprises, Inc. 2349 La Mirada Drive Vista, Ca. 92081 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 6/01/1991. /s/ Martial Bricnet, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/10/2017. 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 and 4/06/2017
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Margaret Emily Carey filed a petition with this court for a decree
changing names as follows: Present name: Margaret Emily Carey to Proposed name: Megalie Emily Carey.
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 objec-
tion 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: May 2, 2017, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: Superior Court
of California, County of San Diego, 325 S. Melrose Drive, Vista, Ca. 92081, North County Division.. 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 3/13/2017.
/s/Sim von Kalinowski, Judge of the Superior Court 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 and 4/6/2017
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-005945 The name of the business: Snow Coat Mafia, located at 2555 Majella Rd., Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Christopher Lee Harris 2555 Majella Rd. Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Christopher Lee Harris This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/03/2017. 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 and 4/06/2017
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-005533 The name of the business: The Nail Boutique, located at 737 Shadowridge Drive, Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Kim Hoa Nguyen 1114 Cottontail Rd. Vista, Ca. 92081 Timothy T. Ngo 26165 Crescendo Dr. Escondido, Ca. 92026 The business is conducted by co-partners. First day of business was 5/07/2007. /s/ Kim Hoa Nguyen, Co Partner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/28/2017. 3/09, 3/16, 3/23 & 3/30/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-004343 The name of the business: SafeGuardAssetRecovery, located at 152 N. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, Ca. 92075. This business is registered by: Global Trading Partners, Inc. 152 N. Cedros Ave. Solana Beach, Ca. 92075 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 12/01/2016. /s/ Gary Hedlund, Vice President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/14/2017. 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 and 4/6/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-005680 The name of the business: Zodiac Lights, located at 1163 Elfin Forest Rd., E., San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Gerald Devon 1163 Elfin Forest Rd.E San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Gerald Devon This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/01/2017. 3/09, 3/16, 3/23 & 3/30/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-004985 The name of the business: Mountain Mike’s Pizza, located at 455 College Blvd., Suite 10, Oceanside, Ca. 92057 This business is registered by: Mann and Bhullar Pizza, Inc. 3655 Greyhawk Ct. Concord, Ca. 94518 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Gurjeet Mann, Secretary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/22/2017. 3/09, 3/16, 3/23 & 3/30/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-005578 The name of the business: Food Tree, I Shroom, located at 3387 Tournament Dr. Oceanside, Ca. 92056. This business is registered by: Yuka and Fumika Nakai 3387 Tournament Dr. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 The business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was 2/28/2017. /s/ Yuka Nakai This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/28/2017. 3/09, 3/16, 3/23 & 3/30/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-004633 The name of the business: Innovations Custom Iron Works, located at 1633 Live Oak Rd., #58, Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Renato Garcia Piedras 1633 Live Oak Rd. #58 Vista, Ca. 92081 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 4/25/05. /s/ Renato Garcia Piedras This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/17/2017. 3/09, 3/16, 3/23 & 3/30/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-005675 The name of the business: Shaffer Realty and Mortgage, Shaffer Mortgage Group, located at 244 Flores Lane, Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Steven Jay Shaffer 244 Flores Lane Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/01/94. /s/ Steven Jay Shaffer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/01/2017. 3/09, 3/16, 3/23 & 3/30/2017.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2017-00007103-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Richard Hoang-Huy LeNguyen filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present names: Richard HoangHuy Le-Nguyen to Proposed names: Richard Le. 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: April 21, 2017, 8:30a.m., Department 46. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 220 West Broadway, San Diego, Ca. 92101. 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 2/28/2017. /s/Jeffrey B. Barton, Judge of the Superior Court 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 & 3/30/2017
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-005529 The name of the business: Minaret Executive Search, located at 359 Toyon Terrace, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Denis Shefferd 359 Toyon Terrace San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Denis Shefferd This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/28/2017. 3/09, 3/16, 3/23 & 3/30/2017. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2017-005928
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Joe Lane Painting, located at 1115 San Pablo Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92078. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON 8/16/2013 and assigned File no. 2013-023833-01, IS ABANDONED BY THE FOLLOWING REGISTRANT(S): Eric Andrew Robyn 1115 San Pablo Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000). /s/ Eric Andrew Robyn This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/03./2017.
3/9, 3/16, 3/23 & 3/30/2017
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-005909 The name of the business: Nail Bar, located at 731 W. San Marcos, Blvd., #121, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Athena Tran 727 Kirkwall Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Athena Tran This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/03/2017. 3/09, 3/16, 3/23 and 3/30/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-004505 The name of the business: Curry Craft Freshy Indian Casual Dinning, located at 689 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Gaurish Restaurant Corp. 308 Sunbird Court San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Jaspal S. Garg, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/16/2017. 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 and 4/6/2017.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-005788 The name of the business: Phone Repair Tech Zone, located at 1021 N. Santa Fe Ave #F, Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Carmelino Ortiz 536 Gail Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Carmelino Ortiz This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/02/2017. 3/09, 3/16, 3/23 and 3/30/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-005830 The name of the business: On the Spot Paintless Dent Removal, located at 1050 La Tortuga #30, Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is registered by: Roland Granados 1050 La Tortuga #30 Vista, Ca. 92081 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/1/2000. /s/ Roland Granados This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/02/2017. 3/09, 3/16, 3/23 and 3/30/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-005842 The name of the business: The Art of Wisdom, Art of Wisdom, located at 1392 Beringer Ln., Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Joerie Catayong 1392 Beringer Ln., Vista, Ca. 92081 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Joerie Catayong This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/02/2017. 3/09, 3/16, 3/23 and 3/30/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-006016 The name of the business: Woodland Spa, located at 985 Woodland Parkway, Suite 116, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Yongmei Jin 985 Woodland Parkway, Suite 116 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Yongmei Jin This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/06 /2017. 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 and 4/06/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-005435 The name of the business: My Arts Journal, Life Empowerment Inc., located at 7219 El Fuerte St., Carlsbad, Ca. 92009. This business is registered by: Life Empowerment Inc 7219 El Fuerte St. Carlsbad, Ca. 92009 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Richard J. Blue, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/27/2017. 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 and 4/6/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-005754 The name of the business: Battery Back Center, Battery Back Center.com, located at 1410 E. El Norte Parkway, Escondido, Ca. 92027. This business is registered by: Kirk Lee Lentz 1410 E. El Norte Parkway Escondido, Ca. 92027 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Kirk Lee Lentz
This statement was filed with Ernest J.
Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County
on 3/02/2017. 3/09, 3/16, 3/23 and 3/30/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-004626 The name of the business: One Stop Online Store, located at 641 Ocotillo Dr., Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Peter Tran 1818 Debra Lane Vista, Ca.92084 Thanh Van Ha 641 Ocotillo Dr. Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Peter Tran This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/17/2017. 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 and 4/6/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-006653 The name of the business: Nordahl Electric, located at 567 Butterwood Ave., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Alan Sperling 567 Butterwood Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Alan Sperling This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/10/2017. 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 and 4/6/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-006709 The name of the business: Paisley Publishing, located at 3350 Don Diablo Dr., Carlsbad, Ca. 92010. This business is registered by: Betty R. Hoover 3350 Don Diablo Dr. Carlsbad, Ca. 92010 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/10/17. /s/ Betty R. Hoover This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/10/2017. 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 and 4/6/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-006146 The name of the business: 2000 Paces Productions, 2000 Paces, located at 255 Marquette Ave., San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Ann Rachel Arbuckle 255 Marquette Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/1/17. /s/ Ann Rachel Arbuckle This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/07/2017. 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 and 4/6/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-006025 The name of the business: The Wandering Wheelbarrow, located at 110 Hannalei Dr., Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Colleen N. Foss 110 Hannalei Dr. Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Colleen N. Foss This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/06/2017. 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 and 4/6/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-007298 The name of the business: Scotty’s Heat and Air, Scotty’s Air Care, located at 810 Los Vallecitos Blvd., Ste H, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Scotty’s Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. 810 Los Vallecitos Blvd. Suite H San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 4/20/12. /s/ Michele Goane, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/16/2017. 3/23, 3/30, 4/06 & 4/13/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-007670 The name of the business: Camacho’s Handyman, located at 138 Beechwood Ln., Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is registered by: Nestor Jose Camacho 138 Beechwood Ln. Oceanside, Ca. 92054 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/2/2017. /s/ Nestor Jose Camacho This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/20/2017. 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 and 4/20/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-006556 The name of the business: WWAJ22 Enterprises, located at 431 E. 4th Ave., #2A, Escondido, Ca. 92025. This business is registered by: William & Michelle Brown 431 E. 4th Ave #2A Escondido, Ca. 92025 The business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/ William Brown This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/09/2017. 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 and 4/20 /2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-005409 The name of the business: Lifetime Automotive, Lifetime European, located at 333 Airport Road, Oceanside, Ca. 92058. This business is registered by: Oceanside Motorsports, Inc. 343 Airport Road Oceanside, Ca. 92058 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Neil Daly, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/27/2017. 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, and 4/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-007881 The name of the business: Premier Woodworks, located at 743 Poinsettia Park North, Encinitas, CA. 92124. This business is registered by: Mark Pum 743 Poinsettia Park North Encinitas, Ca. 92024 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was May 12, 1997. /s/ Mark Pum This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/21/2017. 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 and 4/20 /2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-007896 The name of the business: KManufacturing, locatd at 246 Cranston Crest, Escondido, Ca. 92025. This business is registered by: Keith L. Frankllin 246 Cranston Crest Escondido, Ca. 92025 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/7/85. /s/ Keith L. Franklin This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/22/2017. 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 and 4/20 /2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-008080 The name of the business: T4 Realty, T4, located at 936 Pearl Drive, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Taylor Turner 936 Pearl Drive San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/26/17. /s/ Taylor Turner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/223/23/17. 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 and 4/20 /2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-006794 The name of the business: Future 1 Realty, located at 14217 Coeur D’Alene Ct., Valley Center, Ca. 92082. This business is registered by: Nancie Kuck 14217 Coeur D’Alene Ct. Valle Center, Ca. 92082 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Nancie Kuck This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/13/2017. 3/23, 3/30, 4/06 and 4/132017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-008175 The name of the business: El Mundo De Mariscos, located at 3110 SanLuis Rey Rd., Oceanside, Ca. 92058. This business is registered by: Edmundo Sanchez Ambrosio 135 Ely St. Oceanside, Ca. 92058 Jenaro Hernandez Ambrosio 5090 Barry St. Oceanside, Ca. 92057 The business is conducted by CoPartners. First day of business was 11/16/97. /s/ Edmundo Sanchez Ambrosio This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/24/17. 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 and 4/20 /2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-006348 The name of the business: “Smile Art”, located at 463 Via Cruz, Oceanside, Ca. 92057. This business is registered by: Hee Soo Cho 463 Via Cruz Oceanside, Ca. 92057 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Hee Soo Cho This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/08/17. 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 and 4/20 /2017. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2017-00010110-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Elvira Platero filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present names: Andy Giovanni Flores Platero to Proposed names: Andy Giovanni Flores Platero. 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: May 09, 2017, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, North County Division, 325 S. Melrose Drive, Vista, CA. 92081-6027. 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 3/22/2017. /s/Robert P. Dahlquist, Judge of the Superior Court 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 & 4/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-008250 The name of the business: Ocean Cleaning, located at 523 Rush Dr. Apt 21. San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Clemencia Rosas 523 Rush Dr. Apt 21 San Macos, Ca. 92078 Maria Malvaez 892 Gamble St. Escondido CA. 92026 The business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was 5/17/2004. /s/ Clemencia Rosas This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/24/17. 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 and 4/20 /2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-008227 The name of the business: FB Producciones, located at 1065 Naomi Dr., Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Fernando Bernal 1065 Naomi Dr. Vista, Ca. 92082 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/24/2017. /s/ Fernando Bernal This statement was filed with Ernest J. County Jr., Dronenburg Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/24/17. 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 and 4/20 /2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-006928 The name of the business: Insur Marketeer, located at 9187 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #6-524, San Diego, Ca. 92123. This business is registered by: Christopher Donahue 342 Sunflower Glen Escondido, Ca. 92026 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/14/17. /s/ Christopher Donahue This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/14/2017. 3/23, 3/30, 4/06 and 4/132017.
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San Marcos Dental Center is joining forces with Serapis Management, LLC to transition into the required Medical Billing Requirements required of all Health Practitioners. Our government is centralizing patient records to simplify access to medical, dental, laboratories, etc. information. This allows doctors, hospitals and laboratories to fully communicate with codes and procedures and have access to patients health histories from a centrally located source in the Cloud. Once patients have released their records any entries or updates by a facility or doctor will be updated showing patient's latest information and current
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According to a 2014 AARP survey, most seniors, 88% of age 65+ would like to stay in their current residences as long as possible. However, their ability to do this could be greatly hindered by the lack of finances needed to actually age in place. In fact, over the next 20 years, more than half of those over 62 are projected to have less than $25,000 in financial assets, based on a 2016 Bipartisan Policy Center report, “Healthy Aging Begins at Home;” far less than might be required for home modifications. This is why many
health status. This also allows doctors to consult with others concerning conditions and treatment options.
Dental Insurances have had a different coding for services than medical until now. Now with the transition to a one base medical billing system, there are several dental services that fall into the medical coding system, and are billed using those medical codes. Interestingly enough, medical insurance in the past haven't covered decay in teeth even though it's actually a bacterial decay of the teeth. Dental Insurance was established to cover this malady and many others Yet, an infection of the supporting structures such as the gums (periodontal disease) is now covered in most cases
older Americans are tapping into their home equity to help fund longevity in retirement. For many older Americans, home equity accounts for the largest portion of their net worth. That said, consumers approaching retirement with modest savings and substantial home equity may want to consider utilizing this valuable asset to help them live in their homes with stability.
Noted financial expert and frequent Forbes contributor, Jamie Hopkins, reinforces home equity as a potential solution. In his Oct. 7, 2015 column, Hopkins stated “. . . strategic uses of home equity, especially reverse mortgages, could save many people from financial failure in retirement and help stem the overall retirement income crisis facing Americans … Reverse mortgages are a viable tool for retirement income planning, and while not for everyone, could serve as a saving grace for many baby boomers facing a retirement income shortfall.” Accessible to homeowners aged 62 and older, a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) loan enables older Americans to tap into a portion of their equity to help supplement retirement income. With
under medical insurance. Dental Insurance is very limited by their maximum caps ($1500, $2500, etc.) a patient can use each year, whereas medical coverage is just the opposite requiring a minimum deduction paid ($500, $1500, $3000, etc.) above which they will pay a portion (80%, 50%, etc.) without a yearly cap and with lifetime cap at several million dollars. Required medical coding is now bringing our facility under the more realistic classifications of medical treatment and allows us to offer our patients treatment options than were offered and/or limited under their dental insurances. Examples include medical treatments for periodontal scalings, offered dentally once every 3 years, rather than being offered on a ongoing basis until the dis-
ease becomes managable and/or cured. Another is loss of bone structure due to infection requiring removal of teeth and needing replacement by implants. Your dental insurance may cover one (maybe two) replacements a year maximum whereas your medical insurance will allow total treatment of that area involved (including a whole arch) without a limitation on the number of implants. A much better treatment coverage for a fraction of the cost. In the end this system will be benefit everyone. Less chances for patient error and better coverage as well. At San Marcos Dental Center we are committed to the best treatment for our patients.... Call us today at 760 734-4311.
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a HECM reverse mortgage loan, homeowners aren’t required to make monthly mortgage payments but need to continue paying their property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, and home maintenance costs, and otherwise comply with the terms of the loan. Just like a conventional mortgage loan, if the homeowner defaults on the loan or doesn’t comply with the terms, the borrower may face foreclosure—but this isn’t unique to the reverse mortgage transaction. The bottom line is that leveraging home equity may pro-
vide a viable solution for older Americans who prefer to stay in their homes as long as possible. It can help supplement retirement income, pay for home modifications, and provide greater financial stability in retirement. Laura Strickler (NMLS ID 315848, CA BRE 01200868) is a Reverse Mortgage Professional with American Advisors Group. For questions pertaining to this article, please contact Laura at 760-518-9839 or by email at email@example.com.
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