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McClellan Center to Hold Memory Screenings - The Gloria McClellan Center is offering free memory screenings the fourth Wednesday each month. The next appointments will be held on April 24, 10:00am to 12noon. During your 15 minute appointment, you will take a brief test and discuss screening results with Excell Research staff. Please bring reading and/or hearing devices if used. For an appointment, call 760.643.5288. The Center is a one-stop hub of services that range from lunch, travel/trips, transportation, exercise, classes, clubs, and various other activities for Vista’s older adult community.
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City of Carlsbad Hosts Shred and Recycle It Event – On Saturday, April 20th, from 9am-1pm, at 5815 El Camino Real, the City of Carlsbad is hosting a Shred and Recycle It to help residents safely shred and recycle sensitive documents. Advanced registration and proof of residency is required. Registration is open through April 19 or until the event reaches capacity. Residents may drop off up to three standard size office storage boxes of documents for shredding. Residents are encouraged to support best recycling practices by limiting shredding to sensitive documents only. Proof of residency and advanced registration are required; online or by calling 760.929.9400. This event is held as part of the city’s Earth Month program designed to encourage waste reduction, promote recycling and increase awareness of sustainable practices in Carlsbad, and in partnership with Waste Management. For more information, visit
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tric light company in Newark, and moved his family (which by now had grown to three children) to New York. Electric Light Bulbs and More
Edison’s early incandescent lighting systems had problems, yet they were used to great acclaim at the Paris Lighting Exhibition in 1881 and the Crystal Palace in London in 1882, and at major hotels in large cities across the world. As with many innovations, uninformed users touted ‘the facts’ that as the bulbs were turned on they emitted dangerous rays that caused serious illnesses. To eliminate this danger, establishments with large numbers of bulbs installed hired “Light Switch Men” to risk illness and turn on the lights for users. Often to the applause of assembled crowds. As Edison succeeded, competitors emerged. One of these was George Westinghouse, a proponent of alternating current (AC) - as opposed to Edison’s use of direct current (DC). Remember
SMUSD Future Fair – On Wednesday, April 24th, from 6-8pm, at the San Marcos High School, 1615 W. San Marcos Blvd., all SMUSD families are encouraged to attend the SMUSD Future Fair; Learn more…Earn more! Interact with successful industry professionals; hands-on exhibits from high growth careers; discover what it takes to thrive in today’s workforce; attend workshops about planning for the future; there will be food trucks, raffles and prizes. This is the San Marcos Promise; Career and Technical Education; Engaging Students…Inspiring Futures, from the San Marcos Unified School District.
Carlsbad Charitable Foundation’s Annual Celebration – On Thursday, April 25, from 5:30-7:30pm, at the home of Dr. Bruce & Sheri Sachs, join movers, shakers and philanthropists at the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation’s 12th Annual Grants Celebration. Address provided upon RSVP. Enjoy appetizers, wine, beer, and live music and help spread the spirit of philanthropy and make a positive impact in Carlsbad. Limited street parking; ridesharing is highly encouraged. RSVP by Monday, April 22nd. For questions, contact Amanda Jean-Pierre at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619.814.1357.
that feud we spoke of earlier? The seeds have been planted, and by 1889, AC would dominate the field. Edison’s Later Inventions
Edison, like most mortals, was not immune to tragedy. In August of 1884, his wife Mary, died. In February 1886 he remarried Mirna Miller – the details of their first marriage and subsequent courtship is foggy at best; they had three children together. Soon, Edison built a large estate and research laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey, with a machine shop, library and buildings for metallurgy, chemistry and woodworking. Spurred by the work of others in improving the phonograph, Edison worked to produce a commercial model, hoping to link it to a zoetrope, a device that strung together a series of photographs so that the images appeared to move.
In conjunction with William K.L. Dickson, Edison succeeded in constructing one of the earliest working motion picture cameras, the Kinetograph, and a viewing instrument, the
San Marcos Chamber’s Sundowner Business Mixer – On Thursday, April 25th, from 5-7pm, the San Marcos Chamber will hold their Sundowner Mixer and Chamber Board Installation at the Urge Gastropub and Common House, 255 Redel Road, San Marcos, hosted by North City. Come meet your Chamber Board of Directors. Advance Registration, $5/members; $20/prospective members. At the door registration, $10/members; $25/prospective members. Questions, contact Melanie Jamil at the Chamber, 760.744.1270 or email@example.com. Center to Hold Matinee Movie – The Gloria McClellan Center will screen a new movie release Friday, April 26, at 1:00pm at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista. Please call 760-643-5282 for the movie title or log onto www.gmacvista.com. Free movie and refreshments. Closed captioning for the hearing impaired. The Center is a one-stop hub of services that range from lunch, travel/trips, transportation, exercise, classes, clubs, and various other activities for Vista’s older adult community. “LIFE” Lecture Series Continues at MiraCosta College - The “Life” lecture series continues with learning issues happening in the world and community along with fellowship. Four interesting speakers are listed here with intervals of refreshments between each. Come at 1pm, April 26th for a presentation by John Schlosser, President of SD World Affairs, on “Global Expert Guides SDWAC”. At 2:30pm, Dr. Philip Goscienski, MD, will speak on “The Antibiotic Crisis, How We Got There”. Start May off by attending on May 3rd to hear speaker Kait Cole, Aquaponics Program Manager on “ECOLIFE Aquaponics” at 1pm. You’ll enjoy hearing speaker, Katie Sanderson, Oceanside Museum of Art’s Program Manager at 2:30pm on “What’s Happening this spring at OMA”. The lectures are in the Administration Bldg. at the MiraCosta Oceanside College Campus, 1 Barnard Drive. Pick up a $1.00 parking permit in Lot 1A and park in Lot 1A. Check us out
Kinetoscope, which he patented in 1891.
After years of heated legal battles with competitors in the fledgling motion-picture industry, Edison stopped working with moving film by 1918. In the interim, he experienced success developing an alkaline storage battery, - an important power supply for submarines, ocean-going vessels and yes, electric vehicles. The ground work for the famous feud was now in place. In 1912, automaker Henry Ford asked Edison to design a battery for the automotive selfstarter, to be introduced on the iconic Model T. This collaboration began a continuing relationship between the two American entrepreneurs. Despite the relatively limited success of his later inventions (including his long struggle to perfect a magnetic ore-separator), Edison continued to work into his 80s. His rise from poor, uneducated railroad worker to one of the most famous men in the world made him a folk hero. More than any other individual, he is credited with building the
at miracosta.edu/life or call 760.757.2121, ext. 6972.
Escondido Genealogical Society Meeting – On Saturday, April 27th, the Escondido Genealogical Society invites all interested people to attend the meeting to hear one of the members speak on “Oregon Trail and a whole lot more.” It is based on a family member’s diary from 1854. The meeting starts at 10am at the Park Avenue Community Center, Maple Room, 210 Park Avenue, Broadway at Park Ave., Escondido 92025.
Painted Rock Spring Garage Sale – On Saturday, April 27, from 7am to 12noon, will be the PTA’s largest fundraising event, the Spring Garage Sale at the Painted Rock Elementary School, 16711 Martincoit Road, Poway 92064. Don’t miss this MEGA sale. Hundreds of Painted Rock families donated from the heart. The entire multipurpose room is filled with designer and name brand clothing and shoes for the entire family, baby items, toys, Legos, video games, sporting goods, bikes, trikes, electronics, tools, housewares, linens, furniture, seasonal items, and more; too much good stuff to list – and all at rock bottom prices. Proceeds benefit the Painted Rock PTA, which helps the PTA to pay for many programs for the K-5th graders. Visit the website for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/202201 6664533733/. Like us on Facebook @paintedrockgaragesale. Questions or donations – contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Carlsbad Hosting TWO Events on Saturday, April 27th – The first event is to Celebrate Arbor Day by working with local volunteers to plant trees along the Coastal Rail Trail beginning at its intersection with Oak Avenue. The tree-planting activities take place along the trail from 8:30am-10:30am. Volunteer registration begins at 8am, followed by tree planting demonstration. Tools will be provided for
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framework for modern technology in the age of electricity. Enter Mr. Tesla
From his childhood in Serbia, Nikola Tesla was considered an eccentric. During his early life, he was stricken with illness time and time again, suffering a peculiar affliction where blinding flashes of light appeared, often accompanied by hallucinations, causing Tesla great discomfort. By his teens he’d learned to repress these attacks, except when under great stress.
Shortly after graduating high school, Tesla suffered a devastating bout with cholera and nearly died. Bedridden for nine months his doctors told his family to plan his funeral. He recovered only to undergo another debilitating trauma a few years later. This time, the nature of the illness and its causes were a complete mystery. Tesla's physical senses, which had always been remarkably acute, now seemed to operate in overdrive, paralyzing him at times with an overabundance of sensations. He awoke one day Edison and Tesla Cont. on Page 5