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April 20, 2017

Volume 47 - No. 16

By Friedrich Gomez

The word “escondido” is a Spanish word meaning “hidden.” In the language of the Diegeno, a.k.a. the Kumeyaay Native Americans, they called our locale “Eskondiid.” However, the Luiseno tribes, who were among the earliest inhabitants of Escondido, called this region “Mehel-om-pom-pavo.”

Historically, the word “escondido” appears to be a verbal football of sorts in regards to its historicity. Different sources give different origins of “Escondido.” Some sources even claim the word refers to aqua escondido, meaning “hidden water,” while still other sources say it meant “hidden treasure.” I was about to find out that the meaning “hidden treasure” was a most appropriate namesake for our city. I was about to learn of one of Escondido’s hidden secrets and treasures; a virtual mother lode of information that would be of great interest to our various Escondido historical entities, such as our city’s cultural and anthropological experts and curators of museums. A secret that would fit well within our schools’ curriculum and history books!

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My phone rang and when I answered I was totally unprepared for what I was about to hear. The person on the other line was none other than Mr. Vinnie Griffin, proprietor of one of the most popular bistros in all of Escondido called Vinz Craft Bar & Restaurant, located at 201 E. Grand Avenue, on the corner of Grand and Kalmia Street. After what Vinnie told me over the phone, well, you could have knocked me over with a feather! I finally sat down with Vinnie to get the whole incredible story. It was explosive historical news!

It seems when Vinnie first bought the Deli back in 2000 (before it expanded to the present Vinz Craft Bar & Restaurant) he got more than just a business – he inherited an alleged slice of Prohibition history! Beneath the structural site of his Deli was once a secret underground city of sorts, long covered over with cement and floor board. The year was circa 1977 when a startling discovery would be made when a hole in the kitchen area was first noticed by the previous proprietor at the time, 23 years before Vinnie Griffin would become the eventual 6th owner of the present site.

The hole in the kitchen area led to a suspected underground speakeasy, allegedly from the Prohibition Era! Uncovered in 1977, beneath the current structure, were card tables, bottles of booze and beer glasses, all as if left frozen in time! Escondido police detectives were brought in to investigate and another shocking discovery was made. A secret underground tunnel from the alleged speakeasy area ran under the alleyway to an above-ground building that Vinnie now believes was a brothel at the time!

“I believe the tunnel was an escape route of some sort; in case of a police raid it probably

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was a place to go,” Vinnie suspects. As far as the physical evidence left behind, such as the liquor bottles, gambling cards on tables, etc. “The police took it all,” Vinnie said. “I sure would like to know about everything they found down there and what happened to it,” Vinnie reflected.

To recap, at the time of these discoveries back in 1977, Vinnie Griffin was just a young teen, age 17, and completely unaware of these proceedings. Over two decades after the fact, when Vinnie became the new owner (in 2000), did he learn of these fascinating antecedents.

Prohibition in the United States was a ban on the production, importation, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages that remained in law from 1920 to 1933. San Diego County had its own notorious rum-runners and other bootleggers that serviced Escondido residents who chose not to remain “dry,” along with the rest of America, during

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the prohibition years. This “defiant thirst” kept the illegal speakeasies and forbidden alcohol as a viable underground business. This was evident when four large boats were caught carrying alcohol off the Southern California coastline in the mid-1920s. Some of that confiscated alcohol was ostensibly earmarked for the Escondido area. The San Diego Union reported at the time: “Rum Runners Said to Have $2-Million Worth of Refreshments on Board.” That’s a lot of San Diego booze, especially when one realizes that $2-million worth of alcohol translates to almost $27-million in today’s 2017 currency! Due to the public’s irrepressible urge to consume illegal alcohol, several speakeasies thrived, unnoticed, in Escondido and other North San Diego County areas. Ostensibly, Escondido was a relatively hidden area during the Roaring Twenties, 30 miles north of San Diego, in a shallow valley and ringed by several

hills – a perfect secluded area for illegal activities. Though one of the oldest cities in San Diego County, the area of Escondido -- with its modest population of only 3,400 residents in 1925 – was an ideal “get-away” place for mobsters, bootleggers, and other nefarious individuals who chose to stay below the radar of law enforcement officials.

Prohibition was the golden era of notorious gangsters such as Al “Scarface” Capone, Frank Costello, Charles “Lucky” Luciano, and Frank “Bomp” Bompensiero whose early career in San Diego County dates to the 1920s. Bompensiero was in charge of all of the Los Angeles family’s interests in San Diego’s Metropolitan areas, which included Escondido. No San Diego region Bompensiero’s influence.

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gressed any of his San Diego County domain, Bompensiero would make certain they took a “dirt nap.” Bompensiero was the ultimate “hitman.” Jimmy Fratianno, a close associate, once said that Bompensiero, “Had buried more bones than could be found in the brontosaurus room of the Museum of Natural History.” Vinnie told me he strongly feels there was this same “wiseguys” or “good fella” organized crime presence here in Escondido that he refers to as “The Good Ol’ Boys Club.” As Vinnie related to me, “It was no great surprise to me (that the previous owner uncovered the alleged speakeasy) because we all know that there was this kinda Good Ol’ Boys Club-thing going on here.”

Except for the overly-naïve, organized crime flourished in San Diego County, and Escondido was certainly not immune to this influence. Prohibition was a long-tentacle octopus which often dragged noted officials and law enforcement down into the murky waters of scandal. It already happened in San Diego in 1929 when an illegal alcohol ring was uncovered with alleged ties to the City Mayor, the Chief of Police and the American Legion! According to courtroom testimony at the time, the bootlegger confessed: “I knew it was customary for the authorities to look the other way (when illegal booze was supplied) especially when large conventions came to town.” At such large gatherings, conventioneers obviously wanted to imbibe. According to further testimony, Police Chief Arthur Hill, allegedly, told a member of the liquor ring: “I am not going to bother the

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

This is mythical and deep... truly beautiful... ? A man asked an American Indian what was his wife's name. He replied, "She called Five Horses." The man said, "That's an unusual name for your wife. What does it mean?"The Old Indian answered, "It old Indian Name. It mean .. . . . . . NAG, NAG, NAG, NAG, NAG!" •••• Pretty proud that after all these years I still have the body of a 22 yr old triathlete. In my storage shed. •••• If they can make crunchy peanut butter, surely they can make crunchy butter. •••• Sure do wish the bald eagles in my trunk would shut up while I get frisked by Officer Handsy here. •••• Larry King has just filed for his 7th divorce...continuing his trend of one divorce every 30 years. Reportedly, Larry King's wife caught

conventions, particularly the American Legion convention.”

The Prohibition scandal ran deep in San Diego County. Court documents reveal that Mayor Harry C. Clark, allegedly, had covert plans to even return the confiscated liquor back to the 14-member liquor ring, especially after he was given a reminder as to the source that funded his mayoral campaign. Interestingly, in the end, charges against the mayor and police chief were completely dropped!

Ostensibly, a lot of this illegal booze made its way north to Escondido where the ‘wiseguy’ element here were complicit and serviced clandestine hideouts, such as speakeasies. The San Diego scandals and drama continued in 1930 when a small boat was discovered off Coronado with a stash of 138 cases of hooch – along with two dead rum-runners.

Supposedly, some of that high-contentalcohol rum off Coronado was destined for parts of Escondido. On May 12, 1925, the San Diego Union reported, “It is believed that the bulk of the rum fleet will arrive in southern California waters, literally flooding this part of the state with booze of all descriptions.” Literally flooding parts of San Diego County with booze, as reported by the San Diego Union, certainly included Escondido.

The discovery of an ostensible secret Prohibition-era speakeasy 40 years ago beneath the floorboards – prior to Vinnie Griffin’s current Escondido establishment -- is not the first time such a thing has happened. A similar incident recently made world news when an entire pub was discovered underneath a shopping centre in England! The uncovered English pub

him sending sexy messages on his telegraph key. •••• I handed the teller at my bank a withdrawal slip for $400.00 I said "May I have large bills, please"

She looked at me and said "I'm sorry sir, all the bills are the same size." When I got up off the floor I explained it to her.... A True Story . . .

Those of us who are a bit older often look back on our lives and smile, maybe even chuckle a bit, at the memories of our early years together. More often than not, it was a struggle. But, if you think back on it, those struggling years are often some of the more precious memories. It was a challenge, making ends meet, and, by golly, we gone and went and done it! Along the line, we sometimes did dumb things . . . but we now look back on the episode(s) and smile. We also learned from the experience(s).

As newlyweds, we lived in a second floor apartment in Omaha, near 48th and Underwood. Our landlady was Irene. Both Irene and the house in which the apartment was located are long gone. A newer, big, beautiful apartment complex is there now. Our apartment was a front bedroom, a living room, hall, kitchen, bath, and

dates back to the 1930s and, like Vinnie Griffin’s suspected subterranean speakeasy, scores of empty beer glasses were found, undisturbed, as in a timewarp. The uncovered British pub is known as “The Green Man” and covers the underground area stretching the length of four stores that are topside at the Carillon Court Shopping Centre! (This, despite the fact that England (as an entire country) did not have a Prohibition Era as America did.)

In Escondido, this relatively recent ‘find’ (back in 1977) of a suspected speakeasy hidden beneath a portion of Escondido’s now thriving Vinz Craft Bar & Restaurant has left a good taste with erstwhile New Yorker, Vincent Joseph Griffin, born under the sign of Scorpio and now in his mid-50s. The Long Island Italian-Irish transplant told me he is now entertaining the notion of having a special “Speakeasy Night” at his alreadypopular establishment!

Vinnie knows how to turn a dollar, and his “Speakeasy” notion just may payoff in spades for him. But for Vinnie, it’s not all about making money – it’s about making people happy and serving up great food and wines for his happy customers. “We serve 50 different wines by the glass,” he told me with flashing dark eyes and a ready smile and noticeable pride in his voice.

Vinnie has every right to feel proud; he and his wife, Michelle, have found a gold-nugget of success, right here, in Escondido – right above a suspected, once-forbidden, secret speakeasy, from the Roaring 1920s. Vinz Craft Beer & Restaurant, a.k.a. Vinz Wine Bar, is a favorite place of mine and offers a beer garden, a wine tasting room, reserved dining area, occasional entertainment, and a most delectable and varied menu. You can learn

stairs. That was it. It was home. Cozy. And it cost a whole $65 a month in rent.

My ex worked for Mutual of Omaha, I worked for Omaha Public Power District. With my contacts within OPPD and the various appliance stores with whom we dealt, one of my "buddies" arranged for me to get a really good deal on a washing machine. I think I paid $50 for it, delivered. It was the old roller type washer. A big tub in which the agitator rested and in which you washed the clothes . . . then a rig with two rollers through which you processed the clothes to squeeze the water out. I think it may have had a hand crank to process the rollers. I don't quite recall now.

It was a surprise gift to my unsuspecting wife. It would, I thought, make her job easier, doing the laundry. I guess I was probably one of the most thoughtful, considerate husbands ever. And it only cost me $50. When my new bride came home, I told her I had a big surprise for her. I escorted her to the bathroom, for that was the only space large enough to accommodate the rather bulky washing machine, and that had access to both electricity and hot and cold water ... I opened the bathroom door, held my arm and hand out, just like Moses probably did a couple thousand years ago, and said . . ."Behold!" I probably had a big ol' proud smile on my face. My ex took one look at the gunmetal

more by calling (760) 743-8466 and/or visit their website at: http://vinzwinebar.net Trust me, you’ll be happy you did!

THE HIDDEN CIRCUS. Escondido is laden with hidden treasures that are little known or not known at all. One of these Escondido treasures which the entire family can enjoy (and even participate in) is called “Trapeze High,” and believe it or not, it is the only Flying Trapeze and Circus Arts Schools in all of San Diego County, and among only a handful of such schools in the entire United States! In short, your entire family can enjoy -- as a one-time experience, or as a regular member -- what it is actually like to fly high in the air like Icarus of Greek mythology. As their website explains: “Participants, age 7 years and older learn to swing, fly and catch under the coaching of trained instructors. Safety lines, a body harness, and of course ALWAYS a net will allow you to fly through the air with the greatest of ease.” Wow, is this one of the best-kept secrets or what?

And for those who are health-conscious, such physical enjoyment and exercise can get you into the best shape of your life, according to the staff at Trapeze High. So, if the childhood dream of running off to join the circus still tugs at your heartstrings, this is your chance to check that puppy off your bucket list.

Owners, David Ayers and wife, Lindsay Van Voorhis, started this most amazing Escondido circus experience back in 2002. I spoke with David Ayers and found him to be a most fascinating study unto himself. “I used to be very afraid of heights,” he told me. “I had a fear of going up staircases and even elevators. I confronted

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gray contraption in front of her . . . looked at me. Looked back at the washer . . . . looked at me again and said . . . "You gotta be kidding! This a joke, right?"

Somewhat deflated I said . . . "well, no. I got a really good price on it . . . and I figured it'd make a really nice gift for you . . . and . . . and, you don't like it, do you?" Oh, she made a show of really appreciating my thoughtfulness . . . but "it really didn't fit . . nor did it meet our needs." The washing machine went back the next day. I got my $50 back.

Somehow, we remained married for 40 years.

We are still good friends . . . in spite of the washing machine debacle, and other episodes of dumb moves on my part . . . and in spite of having been divorced for about 16 years. The Gay Cowboy

A successful rancher died and left everything to his devoted wife. She was a very good-looking woman and determined to keep the ranch, but knew very little about ranching, so she decided to place an ad in the newspaper for a ranch hand. Two cowboys applied for the job. One was gay and the other a drunk.

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Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at:

thesocialbutterfly@cox.net Meetings/Events Calendar

Center to Hold Free Smartphone Class The Gloria McClellan Center will hold a free Smartphone class from 10:00 to 11:30am, on Friday, April 21, at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista. Learn how to “Turn your Smartphone into your Personal Assistant.” To reserve, call 760-643-5281.

Meetup Mingle Planned at S.M. Senior Activity Center - The City of San Marcos will host a Meetup Mingle at the Senior Activity Center located at 111 Richmar Ave., San Marcos, 92069, at 5:30pm on Friday, April 21. Have a great time with friends or meet new ones while enjoying craft beer, wine, pub grub, and live music you can dance to by Ron Ebell and the Bell Pepperz. Each ticket comes with two free drink tickets and food. The cost of admission is $7 presale and $10 at the door. Tickets are available at the front desk of the senior center. For more information, call 760.7445535 or visit www.san-marcos.net.

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that issue with the trapeze,” he said in a most serious tone of voice. “A lot of people think of the trapeze as an ‘extreme sport’ – it is not. It is very safe and doable for all ages, sizes, and genders,” he explained.

Perhaps the most powerful testimony on the safety factor, as well as fun on the trapeze and swing, is David Ayers’s remark that, “We have an 84-year-old grandmother who uses the trapeze up to 4 times a week!” Ayers’s love for the high-flying aerial experience cured him of his once-dreaded fear of heights (acrophobia) as well as his lengthy, excruciating back problems which once plagued him 24/7. The bonus to this story is that he met his wife, Lindsay Van Voorhis, via the trapeze. Life stories don’t get any better than that. The Trapeze High website further notes, “Part of the mission of the Circus Fund that has been established is to provide a healthy environment where low-income and at-risk youth can build confidence, resist negative peer pressure and learn to overcome the challenges of life.”

Aside from the obvious exhilaration which comes from such a high-flying experience, Trapeze High also offers lessons in juggling, acrobatics and other circus-related disciplines. There are other brand-spanking new classes and activities created by Trapeze High that could best be explained by owner, David Ayers. There is, of course, a charge for these various endeavors and classes so, if interested, you may learn more specific details from Trapeze High by calling (760) 274-3651 and/or you may wish to visit their website at:

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Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club’s Annual Trout Derby This Weekend Saturday/Sunday, April 22-23rd is the Annual Trout Derby at Dixon Lake, 1700 La Honda Drive, Escondido, where the lake has been newly stocked with 4500 Rainbow Trout. There are 15 tagged fish, with a guaranteed $25 prize. Saturday the derby will run from 6am-6pm, and Sunday, 6am-4pm, at which time prizes will be awarded to fishing derby winners from the two days (adults and juniors), and drawings will be held for the opportunity prizes. The Kiddie Pond will be open, for ages 7 and under, from 10am12noon and 1-3pm, both days. The Escondido Senior Anglers play a big part in the success of the Derby by handling the weighing in of fish and also helping the little ones at the Kiddie Pond. You still have opportunities to be a sponsor of the Derby; sponsorship range from $100 to $1,000. Funds raised at the Derby, Hidden Valley Kiwanis’ major fundraiser of the year, go to support the community, including scholarships for high school seniors, youth sports and other events, food packages for the poor, service projects throughout the community, work with elementary schools, wounded veterans, and others. For more information, call Lyle at 760.747.7119, Evelyn at 760.746.1649, visit the website at www.hiddenvalleykiwanis.org, or email to foundation@hiddenvalleykiwanis.org.

EAP Municipal Gallery Upcoming Events – April 22nd, Art-Connection, 13pm; Circle Bird Book with Pockets. Free Workshop with Book Artist Yvonne PerezCollins; designed for all ages on the basics of bookmaking by each participant making their own colorful interpretation of a birdthemed cover. Free for all ages and skill levels and all materials are included. The book will have pages and pockets. Register early with Gallery staff as space is limited. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Escondido, “Art Connection” invites peer and public interaction with local arts professionals for free art demonstrations and hands on workshops where participants of all ages can create their own art to take home. On Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, there will be a Cathy Carey Studio Garden Tour from

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I asked my good friend and Vietnam military hero, Carlos Ambriz, who shadowed me during this research adventure, what he thought of all this ‘high-flying’ activity at Trapeze High and if his war experience would galvanize his bravery for such an outing. Always the jokester, Ambriz replied: “I’d like to take the juggling class when I’m ready to fill out next year’s taxes!”

ICEPLEX. (Formerly known as “Iceoplex.”) It is truly amazing how many Escondido residents can spend almost their entire lives in this North San Diego County region and, yet, know very little about the exciting things to experience here! I was literally shocked to find out that many people did not even know about the existence of Escondido’s Iceplex, let alone contemplating enjoying its facilities! Located at 555 N. Tulip Street in Escondido, Iceplex is a beautiful iceskating rink which offers skating classes, hosts birthday parties, and even has a fitness center complete with swimming pool and recreation room. Iceplex even offers adult ice hockey classes for novice and beginner students.

On top of all these exciting goings-on, Iceplex is home to the Western Division San Diego Sabers junior ice hockey team (established back in 2001). General manager, Jim Cavataio, and head coach, Joakim Falt, have much to be proud of in their San Diego Sabers hockey team with the distinctive gold, black, and white team colors. So, if being a spectator at an exciting hockey game is something that would pique your family’s interest, this is the place to hang your hat (or ice skates) and watch the excitement ignite on the ice! Iceplex is well aware that their existence

10am-4pm, to benefit Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and on-going support to ensure quality partnerships. The address is 2048 Ridgecrest Place, Escondido, 92029. Admission is a suggested donation of $10, and Cathy Carey will match $5 of every donation. Contact cathy@artstudioSanDiego.com or call 760.489.9109. Visit the websites www.artstudiosandiego.com and www.paintedjewelrybycathycarey.com.

Leadership Academy for First Time Manager – On Tuesday, April 25th, from 8am-5pm, the North San Diego Business Chamber will be hosting an all new, one-day, interactive leadership certification program designed for those who have made the transition to management. The program is limited to 20 participants. Instructors are vetted Chamber members recognized as experts on each topic. Key takeaways will be make a smooth transition from peer to leader; communicate clearly and honestly with your team; address challenges with and between team members, and make your colleagues feel heard and understood. The program will be held at the Chamber office, 10875 Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite 104, San Diego, 92127. Phone 858.487.1767. “What I Wish My Parents Knew” Parenting Seminars at Emmanuel Faith Parents of teenagers are invited to attend a free, four-week seminar series, April 26-May 17, at Emmanuel Faith Community Church on “What I Wish My Parents Knew” about pressures and temptations teens face today. We recently surveyed some of the church’s high school students and are ‘sharing’ the results in these seminars. Del Norte High School Principal Greg Mizel will facilitate the discussion with Pastor Jeramy Clark, and his wife Jerusha, authors of Your Teenager Is Not Crazy: Understanding Your Teen’s Brain Can Make You a Better Parent. The seminar will be held over four Wednesdays (April 26-May 17) from 7-8:30pm, in the main Worship Center at Emmanuel Faith, 639 E. 17th Ave., Escondido, 92025.

is sometimes overlooked by Escondido residents, as is evident in their official website which states: “Ice skating in July? In case you hadn’t noticed, it appears that just about anything is possible in Escondido! If the heat is getting to you and you’d like to cool off from the summer in Escondido, why not head over to the Iceplex and enjoy some indoor ice skating?”

This is one Escondido secret well worth exploring and one which is becoming better known among the locals. The clarion has been sounded as Iceplex is fast-becoming the place to explore a new family adventure, as their website states: “Come and enjoy a leisurely public skating session or take advantage of a FREE learn-to-skate class. Feeling adventurous? Try a beginner hockey class or sign up for a Learn to Curl clinic. No matter which Iceplex experience you choose, we offer a safe, fun-filled environment that will keep you active and entertained.”

Childcare is available through the church’s regular Wednesday night programs. For more information contact the church at highschool@efcc.org or call 760.781.2200, or visit www.efcc.org. Library Presents “10 Steps to Financial Success” – The Escondido Public Library, in collaboration with San Diego County Credit Union, will host a money management workshop on Wednesday, April 26, from 11am to 12 noon, in the Library’s Turrentine Room. Discover how to make educated financial decisions based on clear priorities by following 10 easy steps. Learn how to establish financial goals, create a spending and savings plan, organize financial documents, and ultimately delete your debt. Space is limited and early arrival is encouraged.

Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other Library events, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or contact Adult Services Senior Librarian, Viktor Sjöberg, at vsjoberg@escondido.org or by calling 760839-4814. The Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, 92025.

Library to Host El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day, Book Day) – The Escondido Public Library will celebrate El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day, Book Day) for children ages 5-12 on Thursday, April 27, from 3:30-4:30pm, in the Turrentine Room at the Library, 239 S. Kalmia St. Escondido. This program features bilingual stories from Mexico and around the world, songs, and crafts. El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros connects families and children to books, the joy of reading, and the diversity of cultures in our community. El Día, as it is commonly known, is inspired by Mexico’s annual El Día del Niño (Day of the Child), and serves as an introduction to rich family traditions preserved in the community. It is also a nationally recognized day, especially

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I had the distinct pleasure of talking with Cyndi, Director of Marketing & Group Sales at Iceplex, and her knowledge, enthusiasm, and eagerness in answering my questions reflects admirably on the Iceplex facility and, as such, Cyndi deserves special acknowledgement here.

More Iceplex information can be obtained by calling them at (760) 4895550 or visit their website at: www.iceplexescondido.com

EVENING MOVIES IN GRAPE DAY PARK. While it is true that this is not a big, big secret, it is still worth reminding folks that this fun event is returning again this summer, beginning June 24 thru August 5, 2017. And this

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Local News

The Paper • Page 4 • April 20, 2017 Carlsbad Boat Club & Resort Application Won’t Float City of Carlsbad

The application for a 20-unit timeshare project known as the Carlsbad Boat Club & Resort lost its bid to build on the Agua Hedionda Lagoon died as a result of the Carlsbad City Council denying the proposal.

The proposal had met all city and California Coastal Commission requirements but so much controversy developed around the proposal by neighbors in the area that the council felt it was incompatible with nearby residents; the vote was 3-2 with Councilmen Michael Schumacher and Mark Packard supporting the proposal. Project applicants James Courtney and partner Michael Pfankuch have been working with the city and the California Coastal Commission for 15 years to find an acceptable project for the site. Plans now are unknown.

The two men have owned the property — along Adams Avenue on the northern shore of the lagoon — since 1985. The 1-acre lot is the only one in the area that’s still zoned for commercial recreation, and the Coastal Commission staff has said it should stay that way.

Carlsbad’s city staff initially recommended the project be approved, saying it met all city requirements, and that the road could handle the small amount of additional traffic.

City Council members, however — like the Planning Commission earlier this year — were swayed by the arguments of nearby residents who opposed to the project.

Man About Town

As most of you know I’m an active member and immediate past president of the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club of Escondido.

May of you are also aware that I was the concessionarire at “Lyle’s at Dixon Lake” for 27 years.

Put those two facts together and you can understand why I’m such a big booster of this year’s 20th annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby sponsored by the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club. It runs this weekend, April 22 and 23rd, on Saturday from 6am to 6pm and on Sunday from 6am to 4pm, at which time all kinds of prize awards will be announced.

There will be prizes for adults and juniors, with additional prizes for anglers

In other actions the council approved a pilot program to provide peak-season lifeguard services and more law enforcement on the city’s north beach, to cost no more than $300,000.

Oceanside Police Captain Arrested Domestic Violence Issue Captain Tom Aguigui of the Oceanside Police Department has been arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor spousal abuse. Following his arrest Captain Aguigui was briefly held in lieu of a $10,000 bail.

Aguigui is a 29-year veteran of the department and one of its highest ranking officers. He was arrested at his Fallbrook home last Wednesday and has since been released. He has been placed on restricted duty within the department. Escondido Police Foiled in Chase of Motorist

A House Fire Erupts in Vista Three Pets Rescued

$150,000 damage was reported in a house in Vista where two dogs and a tortoise were rescued. One of the dogs suffered smoke inhalation but was treated by firefighters and is expected to recover. The fire broke out on Sunday, April 9th, in a home on Manzanita Court near Woodland Drive, about 4pm, according to fire officials.

Fire investigators found an electrical problem caused the fire. The fire was contained to the attic, although water used to put out the blaze damaged some of the contents in the home, according to department officials. Three adults, along with the pets, were displaced. NO FISHING AT DIXON LAKE APRIL 18 THROUGH APRIL 21

Escondido police tried to make a traffic stop near Centre City Parkway and 13th Avenue about 8:15pm on Monday, April 10th. The driver refused to stop and then led police on a brief pursuit before bailing from the car and ultimately escaped.

Dixon Lake will be closed to anglers from 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 through 6 a.m. Saturday, April 22 in order to maintain the trout stock prior to the 20th Annual Hidden Valley Kiwanis Charity Trout Derby.

Officers called in the sheriff ’s helicopter and set up a perimeter but were unsuccessful in locating him.

Rental boats also will be available, but fishing gear will not be allowed on boats. Signs will also be posted to remind visitors of the restriction.

The chase began near a strip mall parking lot near Felicita Avenue at Centre City then onto Escondido Boulevard. He abandoned the car inn an apartment parking lot near 15th Avenue and ran.

There will be no fishing from either the shore, the piers or from boats. Day use areas and the campground will remain open, and the concession stand will continue to supply visitors with food, drinks and sundries.

Presumably the grey Honda Accord was stolen.

Staff will be available to answer ques-

that bring in any of the 15 tagged fish. Some of the prizes are huge! A 3 day time share in Las Vegas, for example, value of $500, Two HUGE grand prizes, an 8 day, 7 night stay in Las Vegas at the Polo Towers, value $2100, and an 8 day 7 night stay at the Welk Resort in Escondido, also a value of $2100. A complete auto air conditioning service valued at $300 . . . lots of neat stuff. Oh, and there are plenty of trout to be caught! The city will be planting 4500 lbs of Nebraska Tailwalker Rainbow Trout . . . hungry ones.

And . . . the highlight of the weekend will be, just as it always has been, the Kiddie Pond. This pond, roughly 20’ long by about 10’ wide, will be stocked with 300 lbs of scrappy, fast biting bluegill. The more accomplished anglers will be there to help the amateurs become pros! No adult fishing in the kiddie pond, please!

Permit prices for the derby will be $14 for adults and $10 for youth and seniors. Anglers under 8 do not require a permit. California State fishing licenses are not required at Dixon Lake. There is a $5.00 entry fee for vehicles entering the park on weekends and holidays, including derby days. Guests 60 or better are free. In order to provide a fun and productive derby, Dixon Lake will be closed to all fishing beginning at 7 p.m. on

Tuesday, April 18, and will re-open at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 22.

This is our Kiwanis Foundation’s way of raising funds to support local community projects.

All funds are passed through the Kiwanis Foundation – a 501(C)3 foundation. Approximately 90% of the funds received for this effort are channeled back into the community. Monies are allocated each year by the incoming president, but this is an example of a typical distribution: Operational Hero Recipients $2,500

Local High School Scholarships $2,500 Local Youth Sports $500

EPD Car Seat Program $500

North County Interfaith $500

Rady’s Children’s Hospital $1,000 Project Eliminate (NNT) $400 Lake Dixon $1,200

Fishing

Experience

North County Serenity House $2,000 Local High School Student Leadership $2,000

tions during the shutdown, and will be strictly enforcing the closure. According to Lake and Open Space Superintendent Dan Hippert, Park Rangers will be patrolling the shoreline regularly, and visitors found fishing on the closure dates will be subject to a citation and ejection from the park for up to 72 hours. The Kiwanis Trout Derby begins at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 22 and ends on Sunday April 23 at 4 p.m.

Dixon Lake is owned and operated by the City of Escondido and is located at 1700 La Honda Dr. The park opens every day at 6 a.m. Closing hours vary by season. Call Dixon Lake at (760) 8394345 or visit www.escondido.org and go to the Dixon Lake web page for more information. CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Use Certain Skin Creams Due to Possible Health Risk

The California Department of Public Health today warned consumers not to use certain skin creams that have tested positive for high levels of mercury. Mercury is a toxic chemical and regular or prolonged exposure can result in mercury poisoning.

The following products, La Tía Mána and an unlabeled cream, were recently tested and found to contain high levels of mercury. Both products were being sold by flea market vendors in California. Additional product photos are available on the CDPH website.

There have been no reports of illnesses associated with these specific products, however, similar skin creams have previously been associated with health issues nationwide. Other Youth Services Programs $500

Total donations from Hidden Valley Foundation $13,600

Funds collected are from Direct Sponsors, Opportunity Prize drawings, Food Sales, and Employee Appreciation programs. As additional funds become available, so does our contribution to local needs.

Entry/parking fee is $5.00 (seniors free), fishing permits are $14 for adults, $10 for youth (8-15) and seniors. Boats with motors and row boats are available for rent. No private boats allowed. No alcohol or pets allowed in the park. We grow older. And wiser. But mostly older. You know you’re aging when you see your contemporaries, your colleagues, your friends, your family, begin to have health issues.

Recently, a spate of illnesses that beset good friends of ours gave us pause. We don’t want to lose these people. They are fine, fine people.

Ronnie Morris . . Ronnie’s Service Center, aka by us old timers as “Ronnie’s Radiators.” Ronnie and I started in business about the same time. I came to Escondido in 1970 and joined the staff of KOWN radio, which

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be a most exciting outdoor adventure for everyone. Here is a sneak-peek of the movie schedule so be sure to mark your calendars: June 24 begins with the popular animated/musical-comedy movie, “Sing.” Then, on July 8, the Disney 2016 blockbuster animated adventure film, “BFG” (Big Friendly Giant) will surely delight the crowd, both young and old! July 22, the hugely-popular Disney fantasy/adventure film of a young Polynesian teenage girl, “Moana,” will be shown. Then, on final night, on August 5, the delightful animated comedy movie guaranteed to make you laugh out loud, “Secret Life of Pets,” will be showcased. There is nothing quite like hearing the laughter and all the “oohs” and “aahs” from people around you. It’s contagious fun!

is doubly-exciting news for those who may have been completely unaware of its very existence!

What better way to escape the evening summer heat than to pack up the entire family for a fun outdoor adventure that won’t cost you a single penny, yet the excitement for the entire family can be absolutely priceless!

As the invitation says: “Bring your family to the 10th season of Movies in the Park and watch a great movie on an inflatable, giant 40foot screen!”

Why spend the evenings locked up with the kids and friends watching home movies when you can pack a picnic basket and venture outside and enjoy the camaraderie and excitement of seeing and being with other families, exploring and enjoying the atmosphere all around you? Activities include various games for kids before the movie starts (scheduled at 7 p.m.). Revelers are invited to bring along low-backed chairs or blankets, sweaters and fun money for the snack bar! Again, entrance is free – so, the price is right!

According to Robin Fox, movies in Grape Day Park are made possible from the Escondido City Recreation Department, the Escondido Rotary Club, and the Escondido History Center. These entities are genuinely committed to the purpose of: “Enhancing quality of life by providing recreational services, facilities, and parks that promote health, wellness, and safety; while fostering a strong sense of community.” Robin Fox is the perfect person to be Escondido’s History Center’s education coordinator. Her obvious love and deep commitment to learn about Escondido’s early beginnings must be acknowledged here. Having attended Juniper Elementary School as a small child, Robin Fox has blossomed into one of Escondido’s proudest daughters and, as such, has made our city a brighter place to live. Thank you, Robin Fox.

I spoke with Robin Fox, Business and Recreational Coordinator at Escondido’s History Center, located at Grape Day Park, and she was an absolute delight in her assistance and congeniality. Fox stated that drinks and snacks for sale will include frozen custard at the Snack Bar to the ever popular Popcorn Wagon which is wheeled out for popular business. The cost for these delectable munchies help pay for Grape Day Park’s various amenities and facilities at the park.

Regarding Movies in Grape Day Park, more information can be obtained by calling (760) 743-8207 or visiting their website: www.escondidohistory.com and then navigate to “Events.” Grape

The summer movie line-up promises to

Day Park is located at: 321 N. Broadway, in Escondido. (Please Note: No smoking, alcohol or glass is allowed in Grape Day Park.)

FREE SYMPHONY IN THE PARK SERIES. While you have your calendar out, you may wish to circle this coming June 10, 2017 at Grape Day Park. That evening, starting at 7 p.m. the first free “Symphony in the Park Series” will commence with a full orchestra – the Palomar Symphony Orchestra – playing under the stars! Trust me, folks, it doesn’t get better than this! If you miss this major free musical event on June 10, you have only one more chance to redeem yourself one week later, on June 17, 2017, when the full, rich orchestral sounds of the Palomar Symphony Orchestra returns one final time this year to play at Grape Day Park, FREE for our community!

Remember, this is not a band but a full 50-piece orchestra, complete sections for string, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments under the esteemed Music Director, Dr. Ellen Weller, who is currently a full-Professor of World Music at Palomar College. The prestigious Palomar Symphony Orchestra, which was first formed 71 years ago, on May 13, 1946, and has held past concerts for the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, and a variety of other reputable venues, will make a most rare appearance here at Escondido’s Grape Day Park! I recently spoke with Music Director, Dr. Ellen Weller, and she said the Palomar Symphony Orchestra is “Super excited! The whole orchestra is excited about the Grape Day Park concerts scheduled there!” Dr. Weller has been with Palomar College for 12 years, but it is the first time in her 6-year role as Music Director that the orchestra will be performing

outdoors!

I pay high-dollar amounts to see/listen to a full orchestral event at various symphony halls – these two live symphony concert dates at Grape Day Park are yours to enjoy, at no cost. To my way of thinking, this is a must-see, must-hear premier event!

ELFIN FOREST. The Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve offers about 11 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails, as well as convenient picnic areas and gorgeous mountain scenery and wildlife. The almost 800acre Reserve is a beautiful place to explore with an elevation of 1,140-feet, affording viewers and hikers clear fresh mountain air and beautiful vistas, yet, many have never heard of this exotic piece of real estate! This, despite earning bountiful ink in newspapers (such as The Los Angeles Times), journals, and magazines. Urban legend has it that Elfin Forest is haunted by a mysterious Lady in White, though the park’s personnel tend to down-play the ghostly aspect, despite the fact that the story has found its way into various parts of the print media, such as newspapers and magazines as well as the internet. Nonetheless, a tiny number of people along the trails have reported being touched on their shoulders only to turn to see a mysterious woman in white, floating and passing through solid trees! The story traces to earlier years. Decades ago, Bill Barker, a former Volunteer Fire Chief for Elfin Forest, was allegedly quoted as saying that as many as 16 to 20 car crashes were reported in the area in past years and – more often than not – they were all blamed on the phantom Lady in White!

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The native Northern Diegueno Indians (a.k.a. Kumeyaay) once inhabited this land, dating back some 9,000 years B.C. There is a strongly-supported theory that Elfin Forest was once a Native American burial ground, which is a most reasonable assumption with any aboriginal group which lived, flourished, and died in the same region for all those thousands of years. Though the ghostly stories are popular enough to be acknowledged by park personnel, it is officially down-played since it has never been proven – as is the case with most ghost tales.

Ghostbusting celebrity, Bill Murray, is no stranger to wandering through dark Escondido Parks at night, whether at Elfin Forest or other similar haunts. Several years ago, Escondido residents bumped into ghost-buster legend, Bill Murray, wandering around Kit Carson Park in the darkness, as if on a supernatural quest of some sort. After signing autographs for the locals at 1 a.m., off Murray went through the woods like a phantom, as one source described it. According to San Diego Magazine, Murray owned property in Pauma Valley. Escondido’s Elfin Forest is, certainly, known to Bill Murray. Regarding making another Ghostbuster movie, Murray had this to say: “No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts.” I would.

Such ghostly happenings are not given serious thought from visitors to Elfin Forest today. Visitors are there to enjoy the natural surroundings, fresh air, and spectacular views. And to conduct themselves in responsible manner.

Elfin Forest is a Recreational Reserve in an un-incorporated rural community of San Diego County, located in the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains. The official geography is cited as southwest of Escondido proper with the following physical address of 8833 Harmony Grove Rd., Escondido, CA 92029. Daily operating hours during the summer are 8 a.m. till sunset, according to Jeff Anderson, Park Supervisor. I spoke with Anderson and he offered this helpful hint for visitors: “Carpool if at all possible due to limited parking spaces, especially during a busy weekend, otherwise your left to park on the shoulder of the roadway. Week days are not as crowded, but carpooling is still a wise decision,” Anderson told me. To learn more about Elfin Forest, you may call (760) 632-4222. Or visit their website at: https://elfinforest.olivenhain.com/ (Note: Escondido’s Elfin Forest should not be confused with Elfin Forest in Los Osos at San Luis Obispo County.)

Various comments on Yelp regarding Elfin Forest give a clear picture of the place: “So well-maintained with the double parking lots, trails, tables, benches, and even bathrooms.” Regarding the walking trails, and for dog-lovers, there is this helpful Yelp comment: “By far my favorite place to hike on the weekends. Trails are always clean & there’s a long flowing creek/river that is beautiful. Especially if you have dogs, they LOVE to swim and play before and after hikes.”

One Yelp comment is of vital importance for any visitor regarding what to bring with you, as well as precautions when entering the park region: “Don’t forget to bring water, sunscreen, and preferably long pants (some areas have poison oak, though I stayed on the trails and didn’t come across any). Be on the lookout for rattlesnakes, mountain lions (there’s a warning prior to walking up the trails that they have been spotted there), oh, and horse dung because no one wants to step in

that.”

My close companion, Carlos Ambriz, commented: “With mountain lions, rattlesnakes, and poison oak to lookout for – I wouldn’t sweat the horse dung!”

I asked Park Supervisor, Jeff Anderson, on the subject of wildlife and he confirmed periodic sightings of bobcats and cougars have been reported, however, it is not an everyday occurrence. As popular as Elfin Forest may be for many visitors, it is still widely-unknown to larger segments of our North San Diego County residents – to a surprising degree.

Since being prominently mentioned in such newspapers as The Los Angeles Times and publications as San Diego Magazine, you would think Elfin Forest would be less of a secret for more Escondido residents.

FREE WEDNESDAYS. The California Center for the Arts in Escondido is a magnificent sprawling edifice that offers first-rate entertainment. But did you know that there are two upcoming free events at this complex? Well, it’s true. And now that I’ve got your attention, here are the two free Wednesdays to mark on your calendar. On May 3, 2017, the amazing musical group, Rip Carson & the Valiants, who specialize in Rockabilly music, are scheduled to perform two free shows, one at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Regarding Rip Carson & the Valiants, they have headlined concerts, festivals, and clubs around the world and have several successful albums to their credit. Rip Carson was a prodigy of Rockabilly music since age 13. Just think, on May 3, 2017, you will have an opportunity to see them free of charge in a most magnificent setting!

And on June 7, 2017, the world-famous songstress, Missy Andersen, rocks the house with her patented blues vocalizations. Her two shows are slated at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Regarding the celebrated singing sensation, Missy Andersen, PBS Australia has called her, “One of the truly great voices of our time,” and Southland Blues Magazine describes her singing as, “Vocal magic that lights up the night!” Missy Andersen is internationally-renowned in singing the blues to eager crowds worldwide. Born in Detroit, Miss Andersen now calls San Diego home. Here is your chance to see her FREE! I personally spoke with Stephany Farley, Community Events & Outreach Supervisor, at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, and she is very excited in getting word out to the general public regarding these two Free Wednesday concerts. Both of these Free Wednesday live concerts are to take place at the 400-seat Center Theatre within the complex. Tickets to these incredible performances are handed out on a first-come, first-seated basis as you enter the venue. Doors open one hour prior to showtime, and shows fill-up quickly, so arriving early is strongly recommended.

If you would like to beat the line, reserved seats are available for $12 and must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance, preferably sooner at the box office. The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025. Box Office Tele. (800) 9884253. Their website is at: www.artcenter.org It must be acknowledged that these two Free Wednesdays are sponsored by Mrs. Lois Brossart and the Rotary Club of Escondido Foundation. It is through their generosity and kindness that these

incredible free public events are made possible at no cost to the general public. I also wish to thank Stephany Farley for her helpful input; her assistance is most appreciated and reflects highly of her role at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. There are many other lesser-known secrets and hidden treasures to enjoy here in our beautiful Escondido areas. Too many to list here. I hope this article serves only as a starting point to begin your own adventure in finding more Escondido Hidden Treasures that are out there – just waiting to be discovered by you!

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Mental Health and Drug Abuse - A Dual Issue

As a member of the Assembly Health Committee and the bipartisan Mental Health Caucus, the critical problem of cooccurring disorders: mental health and drug addiction leads to increasing crime and homelessness and ultimately impacts safety throughout California.

This session I have introduced two bills which will address treatment issues for inmates in county jails with co-mental health and substance addiction problems. AB 473 creates a pilot project with the University of California to assist participating counties treating the estimated 72% of mentally ill inmates who also suffer from substance use disorders. My other bill, AB 532, sets up a program authorizing counties to offer mental health and addiction treatment services to women charged with misdemeanors. With the new laws in effect, misdemeanors are gener-

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ally cited and released without tapping into existing wraparound services.

Last session I introduced AB 59, which was ultimately signed into law by the Governor. AB 59 extends the sunset date for assisted outpatient treatment for severely mentally ill persons by five years. This program, known as Laura’s Law, has shown great results in helping otherwise untreated individuals return to productive lives. This allows San Diego County and 12 other participating counties to continue to benefit from this important health and public safety legislation. Those suffering from mental illness and substance abuse can often turn their lives around if they receive treatment. By adopting these modest proposals, taxpayer dollars will be saved, homelessness and crime will decrease and lives will be restored.


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Man About Town Cont. from Page 4

I was eventually to manage.

Ronnie was one of my first clients. He was a young kid, as was I, and he worked long, hard hours to buld his business into a great success. His hard work caught up to him a week ago. He had a mini-stroke. Felt extremely tired, slept most of the weekend, came to work Monday, still tired . . . finally, on Wednesday, at his wife, Diana’s urging, he agreed to go to the hospital. They diagnosed a mini-stroke, put him on a good diet, gave him medication, and sent him home with an admonition to “slow down.” He has.

He’s back to work but only limited, mostly to the morning hours. Good for him. He needs to rest up. I’d like to have him around as my pal for another 40 years . . . at least. Jim Gorman, owner of Escondido Lumber and Vista’s Geib Lumber. Had to take time off to have a Pacemaker implanted. He’s on the mend and under doctor’s care with lovely wife, Gretchen, looking after him.

Jeannie Nutter (affectionately known by many within the computer community as “Mutha Nutter,” also had a Pacemaker implanted. Less than two hour procedure and she’s back home, feeling fine . . . but needs to take better care of herself. She’s the CEO of the Roynon Museum of Paleontology so we need her back in action! Fred Wollman, young President of the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club of Escondido. 80% blockage of his carotid arteries . . .announced it at a Kiwanis meeting one Tuesday; went into surgery the next day . . . came back two weeks later . . . well on the mend, but still ..,. one worries.

As we all grow older we need to take stock of our health . . . check with your doctor, get a checkup . . . realize that you’re not 20 years old anymore and adjust your life style accordingly. End of lecture.

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Just leared from our prolific writer, Freidrich Gomez, that he will not have a story for us for next week. Can you believe it?

A week without a Friedrich Gomez story? What is this world coming to?

I guess that means that I will have to go back to work, come up with a story, do a lot of research, organize the details, write the story, edit it, then submit it to Evelyn to do a final edit, and then submit it to our loyal readers for a final evaluation.

Put it on your calendar. Big Wings of Freedom Tour coming to North County May 4th through 7th at Palomar Airport (it’s new name is McClellan-Palomar Airport but us older folks still call it Palomar Airport).

All kinds of purty airplanes . . . and you can buy a ride in each of them! P-

51 Fighter, B-17, B-25, B-26 - catch a whiff of av-gas and enjoy some memories of some great war birds and their exciting aviation history. I’ll see you out there. I never miss it!

Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

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celebrated by libraries to emphasize the importance of literacy for children of all backgrounds. The Library’s program will feature story time beginning at 3:30pm, followed by craft stations for puppet-making and tissue paper flower bouquet creation. Participating children may receive a free book, provided by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library, program sponsors. Registration is not required, but plan to arrive early as craft supplies and books may be limited. Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other Library programs, visit the Library’s website at www.library.escondido.org or call Children’s Librarian Kristine Macalalad at 760-8395456.

The Rise and Fall of Napoleon

Napoleon Bonaparte emerged to become emperor of France following the chaos of the French Revolution in the late 1700s.

FUMC’s Annual Rummage Sale, 4/2829 – The First United Methodist Church of Escondido will be holding its 2017 Rummage Sale on Friday, April 28 (8am to 5pm) and Saturday, April 29 (8am to 12noon), at 341 South Kalmia Street, Escondido. Low prices and a wide variety of items and collectibles will be available for sale. There will be clothing, housewares, furniture, jewelry, tools, artwork, sporting goods, small appliances, bedding, shoes, luggage, popular books, seasonal decorations, pet supplies, and more. Stop by and see what you can find that will be a fit for your home and family. For questions and information, call 760-745-5100.

Leichtag Foundation Offering Training – The Leichtag Foundation is offering a two-day event on Consensus Organizing Training, on May 2 and May 16, from 5:30pm-8:30pm, at the Leichtag offices, 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas, 92024. This event is offered to Alliance for Regional Solutions (ARS) members at a discounted rate of $25; price includes dinner. Use code LCCOMMUNITY. ARS is located at 550 W. Washington Ave., Escondido.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at S.M. Activity Center - The City of San Marcos will hold a Cinco de Mayo Celebration at the Senior Activity Center, 111 Richmar Ave., San Marcos, at 10:30am on Friday, May 5th. The celebration will include a taco bar by Mr. Taco and a ballet folkorico dance program. RSVP for lunch one day in advance. Cost of lunch for guests 60+ is a $4 suggested donation and guests under 60 is a $5 fee. For more information or to RSVP, call 760.744.5535 or visit www.san-marcos.net. Bird Club Meeting - North County Aviculturists, Pet Bird Owners and Breeders, will meet on Saturday, May 6, at 7pm, at the Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus, Vista. The topic will be Avian Genetics or Why is the Chick Green? What to expect and what not to do when breeding birds. The speaker will be Johan Otter. Refreshments; Free admission; visit ncabirdclub.com.

Country Friends Spring Luncheon – The Country Friends invite you to their 2017 Spring Luncheon, on Tuesday, May 9th, from 10:30am-2pm, at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, 15150 San Dieguito Road, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. Social starts at 10:30; music by singer/songwriter Steven Ybarra from 11am-12n, with modeling and luncheon at 12noon. There will be vendor boutiques, opportunity drawings, and a special drawing if you purchase a $100 gift bag from Jewels with a Purpose and enter to win a Diamond and Emerald ring valued at $5,000. Become a member or renew your membership to The Country Friends at this event and be entered to win two tickets to the Art of Fashion on September 14th at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, contact Donna Ahlstrom,

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west to the Rockies and Canada were included. It became known as "The Louisiana Purchase.” The selling price was (at the time) a staggering $15 million -- less than 3 cents an acre. Today, nearly all of this stretch of land produces enough food to feed millions of people around the world.

Realizing his Grand Army could never cross the English Channel as long as the Royal Navy controlled the seas, Napoleon marched his Grand Army across Europe, invading Russia. Napoleon out-ran his supply lines, and being ill-equipped for winter and Russia's "scorched earth" tactic (burn everything and then retreat leaving nothing for the enemy to survive on), Napoleon had to retreat from Moscow in 1812. He entered Russia with 600,000 troops, but only 40,000 survived to return home. Napoleon returned to France where he was stripped of his crown and exiled to Elba, a small, desolate Mediterranean island off the coast of Italy, but he managed to escape and return to power. In 1815, Napoleon led his reorganized Grand Army in defeat against the British and the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo in present-day Belgium.

After King Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette, were executed, chaos reigned over France. Neighboring nations such as Austria, Prussia (Germany), Spain, and Great Britain declared war on France. After the Revolution’s "Reign of Terror,” a young artillery officer quickly rose through the ranks capturing the hearts of his countrymen much as he had overwhelmed his enemies on the field of battle. Napoleon was quick to capitalize on his popularity. He became known as “The Little Corporal,” which referred to his short stature and the rank from which he started in the Grand Army.

Firmly in control of the army by 1804, which meant he controlled the nation, Napoleon was crowned Emperor of France. During the coronation ceremony in Paris' historic Notre Dame Cathedral, the Little Corporal did something that shocked everyone witnessing the ceremony: just as the pope was about to place the crown on his head, Napoleon grabbed it and put it on himself. He would later explain that no mortal man was above the Emperor, so how could anyone but Napoleon himself place the crown? The only thing stopping him from complete European domination was the British Royal Navy, the most powerful in the world. In 1803, in order to raise money, Napoleon sold all of France’s territory to the United States. The prairie land between the Mississippi River from New Orleans, which was France's Louisiana capital city, north and

Once again he was stripped of his power and exiled to the even smaller and more desolate British-owned island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic off the coast of Africa. Napoleon died mysteriously on or before May 15, 1821. It's long been a debate whether he died of natural causes or was murdered.

Napoleon's influence is still around us today. Every nation Napoleon conquered or controlled drives its vehicles on the right side of the road, whereas the British drive on the left side of road. The reason has been argued, but the most common explanation is that Napoleon wanted his cavalry, most of who were right-handed, to be able to draw their swords and fight as they rode down a road with the weapon on the outside of the column, instead of the inside. It makes sense if everyone were right-handed. Still, like his death, no one knows for sure if this is myth or fact, however, ask any Brit today and they’ll probably explain, “You Americans drive on the right side of the road, whereas we British drive on the ‘correct’ side of the road.”

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She thought long and hard about it, and when no one else applied she decided to hire the gay guy, figuring it would be safer to have him around the house than the drunk. He proved to be a hard worker who put in long hours every day and knew a lot about ranching. For weeks, the two of them worked, and the ranch was doing very well. Then one day, the rancher's widow said to the hired hand, "You have done a really good job, and the ranch looks great. You should go into town and kick up your heels." The hired hand readily agreed and went into town one Saturday night. One o'clock came, however, and he didn't return. Two o'clock and no hired hand. Finally he returned around two-thirty, and upon entering the room, he found the rancher's widow sitting by the fireplace with a glass of wine, waiting for him.

She quietly called him over to her.. "Unbutton my blouse and take it off," she said. Trembling, he did as she directed. "Now take off my boots."

He did as she asked, ever so slowly.. "Now take off my socks."

He removed each gently and placed them neatly by her boots. "Now take off my skirt."

He slowly unbuttoned it, constantly watching her eyes in the fire light. "Now take off my bra.."

Again, with trembling hands, he did as he was told and dropped it to the floor.

Then she looked at him and said, "If you ever wear my clothes into town again, you're fired."

Evelyn just asked me if I wanted lunch. I asked, "What are my choices?"

She said, "Yes or no." •••• I danced like no one was watching.

But someone was watching, though I was having a seizure and called an ambulance. •••• This afternoon Evelyn took me aside ... and left me there . .

It was so chilly out this morning that I saw a flasher in the park who had a sign on his raincoats that read, "Objects may be smaller than you think." •••• You know you live in an Upsidedown Land if... You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally. ••••• You know you live in an Upsidedown Land if... Your government believes the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money. ••••• You know you live in an Upsidedown Land if... A seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher "cute" but hosting sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable. ••••• You know you live in an Upsidedown Land if.... The Supreme Court can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments. ••••• You know you live in an Upsidedown Land if...

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Rotarians at Work Day - On Saturday, April 29, members of the Rotary Club of San Marcos will be assisting the City of San Marcos by prepping and painting the children’s houses used for arts and crafts holiday projects during the annual Magical Village. Led by volunteers from the Rotary Club, student members of the Interact Club from San Marcos High School and the Rotaract Club from Cal State University San Marcos will also be donating their time for this one day effort. The project site is at the Wood House located in Woodland Park, 1148 Rock Springs Road, from 9am-12noon. Volunteers should wear work clothes, closetoed shoes and bring a paint brush, if possible. More than 75,000 Rotarians around the world will participate in Rotarians At Work Day. Locally, over 3,500 Rotarians from 61 Clubs will be working on hands-on projects throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties. Interested volunteers are welcome. For more information about how to participate in Rotarians at Work Day, visit www.rotariansatwork.org or contact Holly Malan at 760.518.2035.

decorating table at this annual spring event. Children of Marine Squadron 369 stopped by CWONC’s table to show off their artistic talents. The kids’ prize winning cookies were packaged up to be shared with their families. Members are extremely proud of their adopted Marines and this event has given CWONC one more opportunity to let these heroes and their families know that we appreciate what they do for our country. For info, visit www.cwonc.org.

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Vista Woman’s Club Entertained by Sisterhood Theatre - The Woman's Club of Vista GFWC was entertained at a recent meeting by Sisterhood Theatre from San Marcos. The spirited group of eight women and one man performed songs, dances, and scenes from women from Broadway Musicals, including Adelaide from Guys & Dolls, Eliza from My Fair Lady, and Sally Bowles from Cabaret. Silver Steppers from Jean's Dance Studio in Spring Valley added their talents to the show. All are welcome to attend The Woman’s Club of Vista luncheon meetings at the Shadowridge Golf Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista, on the second Wednesday of each month, at Pictured are San Marcos Rotary Club members at 10:30am. Call 760.822.6824 for the 2016 Rotary at Work Day event lunch reservations. For information, email womansclubofvista@gmail.com Bonsall Woman’s Club to Hold Fashion or visit the website at Show – The Fashion Show will be held at womansclubofvista.org. Vista Valley Country Club on Friday, May 19, from 11am-2pm. Lunch will consist of the Vista Valley Pear Salad -- Grilled Chicken, Asian Pear, Bleu Cheese, Candied Walnuts, Butter Leaf Lettuce, and Sweet Onion Dressing, along with rolls and dessert. Doors open at 11am; the event starts at 12noon. Fashions by Aston’s Boutique in Bonsall appeal to women of all ages, and may be purchased after the event. There will be silent auction items and several themed baskets, with items including Spa Certificates, dinners, jewelry, wine, art, facials, etc. Special entertainment will be provided by soprano singer Pat Jones and pianist Phil Leonelli. Music will also be provided by Cory Carrier, a local DJ, and the Master of Ceremonies will be world renowned speaker Noel Wilcox. Tickets are $50/person. All proceeds will benefit local charities and high school scholarships. For reservations or more information, contact Diane Trappen at 760.842.7002, before the deadline of May 11th. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14; this would be a great event to take your Mom or a special friend. The Vista Valley Country Club is located at 29354 Vista Valley Drive, Vista. For information about the Bonsall Woman’s Club, visit bonsallwomansclub.org. CWONC Members Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House Preparing and serving lunch for families at Ronald McDonald House San Diego has become a favorite volunteer project for members of Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC). CWONC is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC)- an international women’s organization, for more than 126 years, dedicated The Fashion Show committee, pictured to community improvement by l to r: Renee Barnes, Mia Smyth, Lisa enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. Hasvold, Marlene Rantanen, Phyllis www.cwonc.org www.gfwc.org

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V.C. Baseball Club to Host Scotts Pitch, Hit & Run Competition – The Scotts Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for Major League Baseball is being hosted by the Valley Center Baseball Club. The Local Qualifier is set for Sunday, May 7th, at 2pm, with registration beginning at 1pm, at the Valley Center High School’s Varsity Baseball Field, 31322 Cole Grade Road; enter through the end zone gate of the field. This event is designed to provide young people an opportunity to compete, free of charge,

in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball and softball skills. Forms are available online at www.vcbaseball.org or https://www.pitchhitrun.com/competition_management/competitions/view/877 7 for participants to complete in advance and bring to the event. All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate, a completed registration and waiver form and present it at registration.

The event is open to the public; the competition is open to all boys and girls, ages 7-14, and they must present a Birth Certificate at 1pm check-in. Competitors will be divided into four age groups: 7-8; 9-10; 11-12; and 13-14. Boys and girls are encouraged to participate, competing separately in baseball and softball, respectively. In 2014, local V.C. competitor Alicia Zappia qualified all the way through and competed at the MLB AllStar Game in Minneapolis, MN, earning 2nd place in the country. Participants have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and national finals at the 2017 MLB All-Star Game in Miami, Fl, at Marlins Park on July 11th. Starting our locally, participants in each age group and category with the highest score in the following categories will receive awards and will advance to the sectional competitions to be held in San Diego area in May: all-around champion, pitching champion, hitting champion and running champion. For more information, contact Pitch, Hit, and Run Coordinator, Anita

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The Paper

• Page 10 • April 20, 2017

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.

Civil Society

Olga Diaz

Council Member, Represents District 3

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Children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them while children of "underprivileged" drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspools. ••••• You know you live in an Upsidedown Land if... Working class Americans pay for their own health care (and the health care of everyone else) while unmarried women are free to have child after child on the "State's" dime while never being held responsible for their own choices. ••••• You know you live in an Upsidedown Land if... Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while slothful, lazy behavior is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid and subsidized housing. •••••

Amber is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 9 year old, 7 pound, Domestic Short Hair with a Torbie coat.

Amber is a quiet girl. She needs a family that will give her time to settle in at her own pace. Amber was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from another shelter through the FOCAS program.

The $75 adoption fee for Amber includes medical exam, vaccinations, spay, and microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org.

I first ran for office in reaction to misinformed anti-immigrant policies from local elected officials. That singular issue caused me to step outside of the comfort of my thriving small business to enter a harsh, irrational industry that few people respect or appreciate. I’m a politician but I refuse to let that label cheapen my commitment to critical thinking and problem solving. As an accountant and researcher by trade, I gather and organize information in a manner that helps me arrive at

You know you live in an Upsidedown Land if... The government's plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks (to not work). ••••• You know you live in an Upsidedown Land if... Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government. ••••• You know you live in an Upsidedown Land if... You pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor defaults on his mortgage (while buying iphones, TV's and new cars) and the government forgives his debt and reduces his mortgage (with your tax dollars). •••• You know you live in an Upside-

logical conclusions. My greatest and fear mongering. When these types of politicians “win” civil society loses. motivation is doing a good job. By my definition, being a good politician means being supremely informed about topics that affect my agency and my constituency. It means using my technical training to guide how and why I arrive at specific conclusions. It especially means telling the truth. However, successful politicians, those that never lose elections and move up to higher office are considered good simply for winning. Many politicians depend heavily on marketing spin, double speak

down Land if... Being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you "safe." ••••• You know you live in an Upsidedown Land if... An 80 year old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a Muslim woman in a burqa is only subject to having her neck and head searched. ••••• A teenage girl says "Like,this coffee stuff has like, energizer stuff in it." It made me like, laugh. ••••• Sven, a small town Minnesota furniture retailer, decided to expand his line of furniture in his store, so he traveled to Paris to check wholesale furniture.

I remain an idealist about government and the good that can be accomplished if we engage in thoughtful debate about any and all societal problems. We do not have to agree on everything but we should bring our best ideas forward to share and refine.

Civil society depends on everyone to be the bigger person in every debate and to strive for good outcomes, not just for the political win.

selections he knew would sell back home. With time on his hands he relaxed at a small bistro with a glass of red wine.

Enjoying the Paris ambiance and people-watching he realized his table for two had the only empty chair in the entire bistro. Sure enough a beautiful solo Parisian woman came to his table and asked him something in French, a language he was totally inept with, so he motioned to the vacant chair and invited her to join him. He tried to speak to her in English, but that was useless as she spoke no English. After a couple of minutes of trying to communicate with her, he

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The Pastor Says . . .

He visited manufacturers, made his

the whole of creation you do know: and that is the only one whose fate is placed in your hands.” I’m thankful God, who sees everything, is the perfect judge… since I don’t know all their circumstances.

Chico, a 2-year-old Domestic Short Hair, is looking for a family to love. This darling boy was brought in by his previous owners who could no longer take care of him. Chico may be a bit shy at first, as most cats tend to be, but after he’s given some time to adjust to his new surroundings, he’s very silly and playful. Chico loves to hide under blankets, snuggle and play with other cats. He’d be the perfect companion for any easy-going, loving family looking to open their hearts to a sweet feline! Chico is available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3450 E Valley Parkway. To learn more about making him part of your family, please call (760) 888-2275. Letters to the Editor? We Love ‘em! Send ‘em to: thepaper@cox.net

Pastor Sam Brumit, Mission 316, San Marcos Dealing with EGR people

Some people in life require extra grace. I’m not sure who that is, in your life, that needs it. I call these people “EGR’s” or, simply, “extra grace required.” We all have them. It’s the kind of person that causes you to duck down a different hallway when you see them, or someone who drains some vital energy from you. Maybe it’s that “sandpaper” person at work that rubs you the wrong way; a tough neighbor… or even a difficult family member.

I was taught as a child to not judge another until I’ve have “walked a mile in their shoes.” It helped me as I pondered why some folk were the way they were. Like C.S. Lewis said “One soul in

Jesus taught three words that are really challenging. Do not judge. (Matthew 7:1) Actually, it’s the attitude with which we judge that is key. He adds “For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged."

Since I don’t have the perspective God has, it takes humility. There are times when we must judge what’s going on in the lives of others… while we keep ourselves in perspective. Our judgment is always limited and should be applied through the lens of scripture. One day God will judge justly.

In the meantime, I’ll keep trying to show some grace to those around me since I need it too. I’ll attempt to see them through God’s eyes. After all, I’m guessing I’m the EGR for someone else. "Be kind to each another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you." (Ephesians 4:32).


The Paper

• Page 11 • April 20, 2017

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

San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond

Rancho Santa Fe Road makeover to be completed this summer After months of As crews work to finish these major construction, the improvements, motorists can continue to $3 million Rancho expect intermittent southbound and Santa Fe Road northbound single lane closures through makeover will be June. Delays in the schedule may occur completed this due to inclement weather. summer. The major facelift is restoring the During construction, businesses will roadway and extending the life of the remain open and work will be coordinated driving surfaces along Rancho Santa Fe to minimize obstruction to shopping Road from Lakeridge Drive to Descanso center access. Avenue. Some portions of the roadway require pavement removal and For more information, updated schedules replacement, while other segments need and anticipated traffic impacts, visit surface grinding prior to the final www.san-marcos.net/roadwork. Traffic pavement overlay. alerts will also be published to the city’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Rec Offers Programs for All Ages

When making plans for upcoming nice weather days and spring activities, it might be helpful to keep in mind the countless amenities we have in our own back yard. The Recreation & Community Services Department will be mailing the Spring RecGuide to homes in the next week and there are many opportunities for recreation, classes, and activities that may suit you and your family’s needs. In addition, the Wave Waterpark will soon be providing swim lessons for all ages and at all levels. Register soon

Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed

Baranowski at 619.987.0709. City Seeks Youth Ambassadors - The San Marcos Youth Ambassador program was established to provide volunteer opportunities to high school students while offering assistance to city, local service clubs, charities, and Chamber of Commerce events. Students must be in grades 9, 10 or 11 and have been attending a high school in San Marcos for at least six months prior to the application process. They must agree to serve a one-year term from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018. The Ambassadors will be selected by a committee. Applicants are rated on their application, written answers to two questions and one letter of reference. Those selected will receive an interview and will be judged by a panel of local community leaders on personality, enthusiasm, ability, and willingness to promote and support San Marcos. The deadline to apply is 5:30pm on Monday, May 8. For more information, contact hmalan@san-marcos.net.

13th Biennial Gourd and Basket Weekend in the Garden – Sponsored by the San Diego botanic Garden, and presented by Misti Washington Gourd & Basket Guild, the 2017 conference, with instructors from around the country will meet in San Diego area to share their expertise with students in both traditional and new, innovative basketry techniques, and in gourd art crafting. There will be classes with beginners in mind as well as more advanced students. The conference will be held Saturday, May 6, from 8am thru Sunday, May 7, at 4pm, at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, 92024. Registration is $50 per day for garden and guild members and $60 per day for non-members. Class fees vary based on instructors materials and preparation fees. Information and registration forms can be found at www.basketsgourds.com. For more information, contact Alison Hiers at 760.944.6065 or email Alison@norgeware.com.

Blue Wave Kiwanis Club to Hold Pancake Breakfast - Blue Wave Kiwanis

Club will be holding it's 4th Annual Blueberry Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 13, at Vista Assembly of God Church, 290 N Melrose Drive, Vista. Proceeds from this event go directly towards the scholarship program in support of local high school students. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice and coffee will be served between 9 and 11am. Price is $10 and you can reserve by contacting Dianne Hilbert, 760.721.8025 or buy tickets at the door. The Blue Wave Kiwanis Club is a small local community service organization serving the communities within North County. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. For more information, visit the website at www.bluewavekiwanis.org.

NAFE Invites you to their Monthly Meetings - The nafe (National Association of Female Executives) invites you to join them on the first Thursday of each month at 6pm at Cocina del Charro, Escondido, for their monthly meetings. Their mission is to help women grow, both personally and professionally. nafe has been serving women for over 45 years. The meetings always have a speaker and the opportunity for attendees to network and get to know each other and what they do as well. For more information and/or to RSVP, contact Robbie Motter, nafe global coordinator, at rmotter@aol.com. For more details about nafe, check the California website at www.wrnafe.com or call 951-255-9200.

Senior Travel Trips Coming Up – Next Travel meeting will be Monday, May 8 at 1pm, at the Joslyn Senior Center, 210 Park Avenue, Escondido, 92025; 760.745.5414; hours 9am-12noon. Future trips include May 2nd, Laughlin – Riverside; wait list only. Check in at 8:30am on Tuesday, with approximate return of 5pm on Thursday. Wednesday, May 17th, Hurrah for Hollywood, lunch and Caramel Factory; wait list only. First stop will be tour of Le Caramel in El Cajon; learn how caramel is made, the history of how it started; samples, and shop for goodies. After tour, enjoy lunch at Hacienda Mexican Restaurant (dessert included). Then head out to new Hollywood Casino in Jamul,

On a safety note, please keep in mind that the spring weather means more pedestrians and bicycles – especially children – are on our streets. Remember to please be aware of the space around you and to drive carefully.

Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood

Oceanside Theatre Company Presents Picnic

Mayor Sam Abed does not wish to write a weekly column to communicate with his Escondido Constituents via The Paper and its “A Letter from the Mayor” series

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(760.940.WAVE), as the classes fill up quickly. Browse the City’s web site at any time to check park sites, programs and activities managed by our Recreation & Community Services Department. Sign up for e-newsletters from the department or view the online calendar of events and programs on the City’s main page at cityofvista.com.

production of Picnic.

Coming soon to Brooks the Theatre is the Pulitzer Prize w i n n i n g

Set on Labor Day weekend, in a small Kansas town in the 1950’s, this play by classic American playwright William Inge is an innovative story that gives a first hand look into the real life struggles of single women during this time period. Flo is a protective mother of two teenage daughters, Madge and Millie. Along with their boarder, Rosemary, and their neighbor, Mus. Potts, the themes of love, loneliness, beauty and aging are explored. Enter rebellious drifter Hal, and motives

spending about 3 hours there. Check in at 9:30am; return approx. 6pm. Wednesday, June 14th, Special Titanic Exhibit at the Reagan Library – on Flag Day. Cost is $79/person. Docent tour of the library; see a full-scale replica of the oval office and the original Air Force One, which flew seven presidents. Also, a special Titanic exhibit featuring real artifacts from the ill-fated ship. Check in at 7:30am.

North Coast Symphony Orchestra Concert – Conducted by Daniel Swem, the North Coast Symphony Orchestra will perform its next concert, “Beethoven and Beyond,” on Sunday, May 21st, at 2:30pm, at Seaside Community Church, 1050 Regal Road, Encinitas, 92024. The program features Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 8”, Enesco’s “Rumanian Rhapsody No.1”, Verdi’s “Force of Destiny”, and Kodály’s “Intermezzo from ‘Háry János’”. More information is available from the orchestra website, www.northcoastsymphony.com. The orchestra is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation. Subscribe to The Paper!

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are questioned, hearts are broken and love is realized in this touching and heartfelt play.

Don’t miss this classic, American story. The Brooks Theatre is located at 217 N. Coast Highway and is within walking distance of the Civic Center parking garage, located at Civic Center Drive and Ditmar Streets. Show times are Friday, May 5th, Saturday, May 6th, Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13th at 7:30 pm, and there are two matinees, Sunday, May 7th and Sunday, May 14th, at 2:00 pm. For tickets and information about other upcoming productions, log on to www.oceansidetheatre.com.

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took a napkin and drew a picture of a wine glass and showed it to her. She nodded, so he ordered a glass of wine for her.

After sitting together at the table for a while, he took another napkin, and drew a picture of a plate with food on it, and she nodded. They left the bistro and found a quiet cafe that featured a small group playing romantic music. They ordered dinner, after which he took another napkin and drew a picture of a couple dancing. She nodded, and they got up to dance. They danced until the cafe was about to close and the band was packing up. Back at their table, the young lady took a napkin and drew a picture of a four-poster bed. To this day, Sven has no idea how she figured out he was in the furniture business.


The Paper • Page 12 • April 20, 2017 As Microsoft grew rich and fat from its success in the PC industry it began to exhibit a curious disconnect from its non-corporate (home and small business) users and a penchant for missing the target in product releases. Corporate (wholesale) customers are not affected by the release of dreadful OS like (Windows ME, Vista and 8/8.1) because Microsoft continues to supply these users with the previous OS (Win 98, XP and Win7). Small business and home (retail) customers are shut out and forced to buy the ill-fated newest OS with their new computers.

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Many folks today regard Microsoft as the computer industry’s equivalent of the “evil empire.” It holds a near monopoly with its Windows OS (operating system) on 90% of the World’s PCs, and it often seems to have little or no regard for the problems its products and strategies cause for its users. Disruptive updates and forced OS (operating systems) upgrades are some of Microsoft’s most recent antics. When they release new applications like the MS Office suite, it seems that they don’t make it better; they simply move things around so that users have to re-learn how to perform basic tasks. Microsoft knows that Windows users have no viable alternative so they feel free to use us as guinea pigs.

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Microsoft management’s myopic focus on providing “stand alone” OS and applications for PCs has kept the company from anticipating the impact of major trends in technology. They were late to take advantage of revenue opportunities like the Internet, tablets, netbooks and smart phones. When Microsoft released Windows 98 with the embedded Internet Explorer browser, they rapidly overtook and crushed browser market leader Netscape. They then failed to understand and exploit the revenue opportunities that IE represented. New companies came in and today Microsoft’s browsers (IE and Edge) have fallen to fourth place behind Google, Safari and Firefox with barely 7% market share. In the lucrative “search engine” business Microsoft’s Bing holds only a 7% market share with Google search and Yahoo holding most of the rest. Ten years ago Microsoft had an 18% share of the “smart phone” market; today it has around 1%. Microsoft has done a great job dominating the PC business but they have badly mismanaged their assets in positioning themselves for the inevitable “post PC era.” It is said that “a fish stinks from the head” and that theory would put the blame for such

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mismanagement squarely on Bill Gates and his successor Steve Ballmer.

Satya Nadella replaced Steve Ballmer as CEO of Microsoft in Feb of 2014. Nadella inherited shrinking PC sales, the disastrous Nokia purchase, the failure of Windows 8/8.1 and shrinking market share on its browser (IE) search engine (Bing) and Windows Smart Phones. Nadella needed to implement a strategy to propel Microsoft from its dependence on “stand alone” PC products and services to cloud based products and services. The key to implementing this strategy would be establishing a Microsoft (Windows) environment for all Internet access devices (PCs, smart phones and tablets). By 2020 “stand alone” computing for home and small business, will be largely replaced by “cloud based” computing. The home “computer” will be a smart phone or tablet. To use your “mobile” device as a PC you will drop your phone/tablet into a cradle that attaches to the monitor and blue tooth connects to the wireless keyboard and mouse. To be successful Microsoft needs those smart phones and tablets to be running a Windows OS. Today 95% of those devices are running an Android or Apple OS. Microsoft is running out of time to establish its Windows presence in those markets. If it fails it won’t be able to market its cloud products. To that end Nadella wrote off $7 billion to kill the Nokia fiasco, replaced the failed Win8 OS with a more capable and user friendly Win10 OS as the companies effort to create a single “Windows environment” for all internet access devices. He released a more streamlined browser (Edge) to replace the clunky and outdated IE browser and started a Bing user “rewards program” to boost its

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search engine. The free one year Win 10 upgrade offer for Win7 & 8 users was unprecedented and costly and is still available today. It underlines how critical the success of Win10 is to Microsoft’s future. To date Win 10’s acceptance is stuck at 25% of PC users while Win 7 is holding steady at 50%. If that doesn’t change quickly, Microsoft will be in serious trouble. What is the problem?

The problem is you and me. We are satisfied that Win 7 allows us to do everything we need to do and we don’t like change. We don’t share Microsoft’s vision for a Windows with three-D imaging, enhanced reality, cross device mobility and living in the cloud. Maybe we will some day, but right now it doesn’t sound all that good to us. Our stubborn resistance to change leaves Nadella no choice. Since he hasn’t been able to sell Microsoft’s vision for the future to us, he must resort to guerrilla tactics against Win7 holdouts. Intimidation, fear, sneaky upgrades, slow Win 7 servers, bombardment with endless, time consuming updates, and denying access to Microsoft services and resources have all been part of the plan. Nadella would end support for Win7 today but Microsoft is legally bound to support it until Feb of 2020. So far Nadella’s war on Win7 has met with little success but watch out. Who knows what Microsoft will try next? Is there a Windows7 virus epidemic in our future? A nuclear option? Windows7 is by far the biggest threat to Microsoft’s future so you would think that it might be in their best interest to try a more positive approach. There are only one billion of us still using Windows 7. I would certainly be willing to upgrade to Win10 if there were something in it for me. Stock options might do it for me. How about you?

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-008808 The name of the business: Woodbird Handyman, located at 857 San Pablo Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is registered by: Adam Barton 857 San Pablo Drive San Marcos, CA. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/1/2017. /s/ Adam Barton

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-009441 The name of the business: Scott Fabrics, Patriot Services & Supply, located at 5055 Millay Ct., Carlsbad, CA. 92008. This business is registered by: Scott Ehlert 5055 Millay Ct. Carlsbad, CA. 92008 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/15/99. /s/ Scott Ehlert This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/06/2017. 4/13, 4/2, 4/27 and 5/04/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-010454 The name of the business: Design Build Planit, located at 374 Oceanic Way, #305, Oceanside, CA. 92056. This business is registered by: James Moore 1469 Calle Redonda Ave. Escondido, CVA. 92026 Paul Moore 947 Brenna Place Escondido, CA. 92025 The business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/ James Moore This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/17/2017. 4/20, 4/27, 5/03 and 5/10/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-010350 The name of the business: Shaffer Supply and Logistics, SSLGov.com, located at 244 Flores Ln., Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Steven Shaffer 244 Flores Lane Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Steven Shaffer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/14/2017. 4/20, 4/27, 5/04 and 5/11/2017.

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#2017-009924 The name of the business: SoCal Vehicle Products, located at 738 W. Washington Ave., Ste B, Escondido, Ca. 92025. This business is registered by: Kandida Evans 4039 Alto St. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 4/01/17. /s/ Kandida Evans This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/12/2017. 4/20, 4/27, 5/04 and 5/11/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2017-009942 The name of the business: Diamond Dental, Diamond Dental of Oceanside, located at 1830 Oceanside Blvd., Ste D, Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is registered by: Sonia Mikhail DDS Dental Corporation 1830 Oceanside Blvd., Ste D Oceanside, Ca. 92054 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Sonia Mikhail, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/12/2017. 4/20, 4/27, 5/04 and 5/11/2017

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#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 Larkhaven 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

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#2017-010098 The name of the business: ARRK Automotive USA, Inc., located at 1949 Palomar Oaks Way, Ste 150, Carlsbad, Ca. 92011. This business is registered by: ARRK Automotive USA, Inc. 1949 Palomar Oaks Way Ste 150 Carlsbad, Ca. 92011 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 4/05/17. /s/ Yoko Evans, CFO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/13/2017. 4/20, 4/27, 5/04 and 5/11/2017

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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.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-006545 The name of the business: Home System Designs, located at 13715 Poway Rd., San Diego, Ca. 92064. This business is registered by: Herald Hahn 18642 Caminito Pasadero San Diego, Ca. 92128 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/1/2017. /s/ Herald Hahn This statement was filed with Ernest J. County Jr., Dronenburg Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/09/17. 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 and 4/27 /2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-007277 The name of the business: Wargles Field Hockey Club, located at 725 Camino Magnifico, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Rosene Shaw 725 Camino Magnifico San Marcos, CA. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Rosene Shaw This statement was filed with Ernest J. County Jr., Dronenburg Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/16/17. 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 and 4/27 /2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-007060 The name of the business: R&R Property R&R Properties, Management, located at 7916 Clambake Drive, San Diego, CA. 92127. This business is registered by: Richard & Rosie Martin 7916 Clambake Drive San Diego, Ca. 92127 The business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 3/01/2017. /s/ Richard Martin This statement was filed with Ernest J. County Jr., Dronenburg Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/15/17. 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 and 4/27 /2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-007364 The name of the business: Uproar Youth Ministries, located at 1152 N. Melsrose Drive, Vista, CA. 92083. This business is registered by: His Church International Ministries, Inc. 1132 N. Melrose Drive Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 3/12/2017. /s/ Zane E. Johnson, CFO This statement was filed with Ernest J. County Jr., Dronenburg Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/16/17. 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 and 5/04/2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-009144 The name of the business: Catholic Fitness Training, located at 228 N. Las Flores Rd., #12, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Jordan Friske 228 N. Las Flores Rd. #12 San Marcos, CA. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 4/04/17. /s/ Jordan Friske This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/04/17. 4/20, 4/27, 5/04 & 5/11/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-008869 The name of the business: Edd Cruz Constructions, located ar 4087 Galbar St., Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is registered by: Eduardo Cruz Flores 4087 Galbar St. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/08/2009. /s/ Eduardo Cruz Flores This statement was filed with Ernest J. County Jr., Dronenburg Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/03/17. 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 & 4/27/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-009085 The name of the business: JR Design, located at 1751 Summit Drive, Escondido, Ca. 92027. This business is registered by: Julie Rosenkrans 1751 Summit Drive Escondido, Ca. 92027 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/01/02. /s/ Julie A. Rosenkrans This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/4 /17. 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 & 4/27/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-004976 The name of the business: Upcycle, located at 878 N. Juniper St., Ste 9, Escondido, Ca. 92025. This business is registered by: Freddy Maldonado 626 W. 10th Ave., Escondido, Ca. 92025 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Freddy Maldonado This statement was filed with Ernest J. County Jr., Dronenburg Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/22/17. 3/23, 3/30, 4/06, and 4/13/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-008523 The name of the business: Infinite Iris, located at 639 Chesterfield Circle, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Ellen Tart-Jensen 639 Chesterfield Circle San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/01/2017. /s/ Ellen Tart-Jensen This statement was filed with Ernest J. County Jr., Dronenburg Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/28/17. 3/30, 4/06, 4/13 & 4/20/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-008852 The name of the business: Strawbaby Co., located at 3650 La Mirada Drive, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Dorsha Byrne 3650 La Mirada Drive San Marcos, CA. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Dorsha Byrne This statement was filed with Ernest J. County Jr., Dronenburg Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/30/2017. 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 and 4/27/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-008676 The name of the business: Mision Cristiana Maranatha, located at 1175 Melrose Way, Vista, CA. 92081. This business is registered by: Distrito Hispano Suroeste de la Iglesia Wesleyana 11539 Ranchito St. El Monte, CA. 91732 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 12/15/2001. /s/ Fernando Schrader, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/29/17. 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 & 4/27/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-009058 The name of the business: CSHKM TIC, located at 27634 Valley Center Rd., Valley Center, CA. 92082 This business is registered by: Trudy M. Simpson 14618 Cool Valley Rd. Valley Center, Ca. 92082 Theresa D. Harrison 12252 Mirar de Valle Valley Center, Ca. 92082 John J. Konyn, Jr. 30070 Wilhite Ln. Valley Center, Ca. 920-82 Trust “C”and Trust “M” 525 W. El Norte Pky #286 Escondido, Ca. 92026 The business is conducted by an unincorporated association other than a partnership. First day of business was 2/1/2017.. /s/ Trudy M. Simpson This statement was filed with Ernest J. County Jr., Dronenburg Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/03/17. 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 & 5/04/2017

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-008689 The name of the business: Alferes Tree Service, located a 735 Manzanita Lane #155, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Ricardo Alferes Muniz 735 Manzanita Lane #155 San Marcos, CA. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Ricardo Alferes Muniz This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/29/17. 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 & 4/27/2017

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 3/27/17. 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, & 4/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-008842 The name of the business: California’s Mexican Restaurant #2, located at 675 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA. 92025. This business is registered by: Arturo Avila Angel 707 E 3rd Avenue Escondido, CA. 92025 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/29/2017. /s/ Arturo Avila Angel This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/30 /17. 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 & 4/27/2017

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 #2017-008080 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 3/23/23/17 4/20, 4/27, 5/04 & 5/11/2017.

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. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-008409 The name of the business: Ocean Cleaning, located at 503 Rush Dr. Apt 21. San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Clemencia Rosas 503 Rush Dr. Apt 21 San Marcos, 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 3/27/17. 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 and 4/20 /2017.

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SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO Madge Bradley Building 1409 Fourth Avenue San Diego, CA. 92101 Probate Branch

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF Gerald Aldon Ross, also known as Jerry Aldon Ross, and also known as Gerald Ross. Case No. 37-2017-00011595-PRPW-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Gerald Aldon Ross, also known as Jerry Aldon Ross, and also known as Gerald Ross.: A Petition for Probate has been filed by Lissa McEleney in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. The Petition for Probate requests that Lissa McEleney be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: May 9, 2017 Time: 11 a.m. Dept: PC-1 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statues and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a peson interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Debra Leffler Streeter, Esq. 217 Civic Center Drive, Suite 10 Vista, Ca. 92084 760.945.9353 4/06, 4/13 & 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. 920816027. 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 #2017-009069 The name of the business: Lakeview Mobile Estates, located at 809 W. Discovery

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-009209 The name of the business: Next Level Images, Next Level Photography, located at 1550 Jeffrey Ave., Escondido, Ca. 92027.. This business is registered by: Holly Martinez 1550 Jeffrey Ave., Escondido, CA. 92027 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Holly Martinez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/05/17. 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 & 5/04/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-008993 The name of the business: Smart Axis Solutions, located at 5150 N. River Rd., #F, Oceanside, CA. 92057. This business is registered by: Xperteez Custom Wear, Inc. 5150 N. River Rd #F Oceanside, Ca. 92057 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 4/01/17. /s/ Ramy Abdou, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/03/17. 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 & 5/04/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-009490 The name of the business: Gissel Boutiques, located at 830 E. Vista Way, #104, Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Diana Gissel Espino Palacios 235 Pala Vista Dr. #26 Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Diana Gissel Espino Palaciaos This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/07/17. 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 & 5/04/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-007883 The name of the business: iArtist, located at 3651 Midway Dr., Ste 17, San Diego, Ca. 92110. This business is registered by: Vahid Khoshnevis & Thao PhuongNguyen 5265 Rosewood Dr. Oceanside, CA. 92056 The business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Vahid Khoshnevis This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/21/17. 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 & 5/04/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-009525 The name of the business: Meadows Pet Care, located at 230 Grapevine Road, #217, Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Meadowsgroup Ltd. Liability Co. 250 Grapevine Road #217 Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Thomas Simmons IV, CEO II This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/07/17. 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 & 5/04/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-009399 The name of the business: BLT Design, located at 804 River Run Circle, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Bonnie L. Tarp 804 River Run Circle San Marcos, CA. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Bonnie L. Tarp This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/06/17. 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 & 5/04/2017.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (Planning Commission)

The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers located at San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069 at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, May 1, 2016. Case No: P17-0022 (Text Amendment TA-17-002) Applicant: City of San Marcos Request: Amend zoning and land use regulations (Sections 20.220, 20.225, 20.405.070, 20.600.150 20.600.180, and adding 20.400.250 of Title 20 of the San Marcos Municipal Code) governing massage businesses consistent with Assembly Bill 1147. Environmental Determination: Exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA General Rule Section 15061(b)(3) because it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility of a significant effect on the environment. The Planning Commission will review proposed provisions regulating the business of massage consistent with the provisions of California Assembly Bill 1147, including proposed revisions to Title 5 of the San Marcos Municipal Code, but will only consider and make a recommendation to the City Council on the proposed zoning and land use regulations that are within the scope of the Planning Commission’s jurisdiction. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Karen Brindley, Planning Manager, by calling 760-7441050 extension 3220, or via email at KBrindley@san-marcos.net. NOTICE: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Commission to the City Council provided the appeal fee is paid ($20 for residents; $1,155 for non-residents) and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the decision (due no later than 5:30 PM on May 11, 2017). The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City Council will then consider the filed appeal/s at a later public hearing. The Planning Division can be contacted at 760-744-1050, extension 3233 or lkiss@sanmarcos.net. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in this public hearing or any other City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call (760) 7441050, extension 3100 at least one (1) day prior to the public hearing date. Translation services are available for individuals with limited English proficiency upon request by contacting the City Clerk Department at least seven (7) days before the public hearing date. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 4/20/17.

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