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April 22, 2021

Volume 51 - No. 16

By Friedrich Gomez

Describing Charles Lindbergh’s life could mislead many to think he was several different people.

And, in a manner of speaking – he was.

He lived a varied and complex life that seemed mysterious and mosaic, and sometimes self-contradicting and puzzling – even unto himself.

His life seemed to personify Winston Churchill’s descriptive The Paper - 760.747.7119


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words: “A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.”

He first entered into this world nearly 120 years ago, as Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1902-1974). Although he was born in Detroit, Michigan, he spent most of his childhood growing up on a farm in Little Falls, Minnesota. Before he would die, he would reshape avionics, science, engineering, space flight, medicine, history, and the human imagination. He

would become a most unlikely (civilian) war hero and even a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Ask any child today to name a famous pilot and they will most likely shout the words: “Charles Lindbergh!” THE MANY WORLDS OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS LINDBERGH. From a very early age, the world in which Charles Lindbergh occupied was strangely different from other children.

He was what modern child analysts and pediatric experts today call:


During his early formative years, Lindbergh exhibited a very unusual and precocious interest in the complex nature of things, and deeply fascinated at how sophisticated mechanics and engineering worked – and why. As a mere child, he was often observed tinkering with his parent’s Saxon Six automobile.

And then later, with his own Excelsior-built motorbike which he

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From that humble farm, Lindbergh entered college as a mechanical engineering student.

As reported recently in The Washington Post: “What happened over 90 years ago, at the Medical Research in New York was the scene of one of the first technological breakthroughs that Americans – and the world – now take for granted.”

first rode on his parent’s farm.

In his very own words, he would record: “Science, freedom, beauty, adventure; what more could you ask of life? Later, aviation would combine all these elements that I deeply loved.”

LINDBERGH’S WORLD OF MEDICINE. To help save his dying sister-in-law, Lindbergh could not accept the fact that it was impossible to fix her damaged heart. Medical experts he spoke with said that nothing could be done for her during her final valiant battle, to which she finally succumbed to fatal “mitral stenosis” in 1930.

Although he was far from being a doctor, let alone a heart specialist, something deep inside that onceprecocious Minnesota farm boy, told him he could, somehow, outdo the world’s greatest medical minds.

Inspired by his sister-in-law Elisabeth’s courageous battle with heart disease, Lindbergh quickly became interested in cardiology and turned to his own bag of “mechanical wizardry”and then reached out and teamed with the Nobel Prizewinning French surgeon, Alexis

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

Lawyers don't lie . . .

A lawyer had a wife and 12 children and needed to move as his rental agreement was coming to an end for the home where he lived but was having difficulty in finding a new home. When he said he had 12 children, no one would rent a home to him because they knew that the children would destroy the home.

He could not say that he had no children, he could not lie, after all, lawyers cannot and do not lie.

So, he had an idea: he sent his wife for a walk to the cemetery with 11 of their children. He took the remaining one with him to see homes with a real estate agent. He liked one of the homes and the agent asked: "How many

In his sister-in-law’s memory, Lindbergh would continue her valiant fight.

Lindbergh’s medical breakthrough: “Helped other scientists eventually create the first artificial heart!” CHARLES LINDBERGH’S WORLD OF FLIGHT.

In 1927, at the age of 25, he went from total obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by making the world’s first nonstop (solo) flight across the Atlantic ocean.

It was Lindbergh who invented the device.

And yes, the world was fully aware that there had been a scant few previous (shorter) transatlantic flights, but Charles Lindbergh would be the first to attempt it between two major cities (New York to Paris), at a much longer distance – 2,000 miles longer than any other crossing! Plus, he would attempt it alone, without a co-pilot (a feat others dared not even contemplate, much less attempt).

Lindbergh’s innovative mechanical pump was hailed as a medical breakthrough, and helped pave the way for the development of the first true artificial organs.

Much of what you are about to read comprises new answers to old questions that have long laid hidden about that historic day in world history.

In 1931 (less than a year after she died), Lindbergh had successfully developed a “perfusion pump” made of Pyrex glass that was capable of keeping animal organs alive and functioning outside the body for at least a month without infection. It was the Nobel Laureate, Dr. Alexis Carrel, who co-invented the required liquid solution that preserved the tissue.

Both Lindbergh and Dr. Carrel later collaborated on a 1938 book called “The Culture of Organs.” To this very day, it remains almost a complete unknown fact that children do you have?

He answered: "12 children.

The agent asked "Where are the others? The lawyer answered, with a sad look, "They are in the cemetery with their mother.”

And that's the way he was able to rent a home for his family without lying -- just chose the right words Lawyers don't Lie ...they are creative ........ and don't forget: Most politicians are lawyers...... •••• Note to husband - your dinner is in the recipe book on page 32.

And the ingredients are at the store. •••• The biggest lie I tell myself is -”I don’t need to write that down. I’ll remember it.” •••• Nation's Voyeurs Watch Women's March On Washington From Bushes •••• A Newfoundlander was walking home late at night and sees a woman in the dark shadows. Twenty dollars' she whispers.

Perry had never been with a hooker before, but decides what the hell, it's only twenty bucks. So they hide in the bushes. They're going 'at it' for a minute

This is his story, along with additional, incredibly new insights rarely seen or published in 100 years time.

DATELINE: May 12 to 20, 1927, Roosevelt/Curtiss Air Field, Long Island, NY. SETTING THE STAGE. Thursday, May 12, 1927, Charles Lindbergh’s

when all of a sudden a light flashes on them. It is a police officer! 'What's going on here, people?' asks the officer.

'I'm making love to me wife!,' the Newfoundlander answers, sounding annoyed. 'Oh, I'm sorry,' says the cop, 'I didn't know.' 'Well, neidder did I, til ya shined that light in her face.' •••• Do I still have to go to medical school if I just wanna be the guy who yells "WE'RE LOSING HIM!"? •••• Husband:

My wife is missing. She went shopping yesterday and has not come home. Officer:




Husband: I'm not sure. Somewhere between 50 and 60. We don't do birthdays. Husband: I'm not sure. A little over five-feet tall. OFFICER : Weight?

Husband: Don't know. Not slim, not really fat. OFFICER: Color of eyes?

aircraft had just touched ground at Roosevelt Airfield at Garden City in Long Island, New York after flying from San Diego to St. Louis.

His innovative, single engine monoplane, built to his specifications by the Ryan Airlines Corporation in San Diego was now loaded with 450 U. S. gallons of fuel and rolled into a hangar at adjacent Curtiss runway. The plane would not touch ground again until it reached Paris, France. LINDBERGH’S “SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS” SECRETLY CARRIED 35 NAMES & A GOOD LUCK SYMBOL.

A colorful slice of history almost totally unknown today, is that Lindbergh’s historic “Spirit of St. Louis” secretly carried the names of the 35 San Diegans who worked overtime to finish his dream plane within the 60-day contractual agreement. The names were secretly painted inside the ‘spinner nose cone’ section of the Spirit of St. Louis. That, along with a special Native American good luck symbol, of which Lindbergh had insisted upon. THE ‘SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS’ WAS THOUGHT TO BE THE PRODUCT OF A ‘MADMAN.’

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Husband: Sort of brown I think Never really noticed. OFFICER: Color of hair?

Husband: Changes a couple times a year. Maybe dark brown now. I can't remember. OFFICER: What was she wearing?

Husband: Could have been pants, or maybe a skirt or shorts. I don't know exactly.

OFFICER: What kind of car did she go in? Husband: She went in my truck.

OFFICER: What kind of truck was it?

Husband: A 2017, manufactured September 16th, pearl white Ram Limited 4X4 .with 6.4l Hemi V8 engine ordered with the Ram Box bar and fridge option, led lighting, back up and front camera, Moose hide leather heated and cooled seats, climate controlled air conditioning. It has a custom matching white cover for the bed, Weather Tech floor mats. Trailering package with gold hitch, sunroof, DVD with full GPS navigation, satellite radio, Cobra 75 WX ST 40-channel CB radio, six cup holders, 3 USB ports, and 4 power outlets. I added special alloy wheels and off-road Toyo tires. It has custom retracting run-

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Republican Club of Ocean Hills Zoom Meeting - Friday, April 23rd is the date for the next ZOOM meeting of the Republican Club of Ocean Hills. The club will welcome Melanie Burkholder, 2022 candidate for the 76th CA State Assembly seat.

Melanie Burkholder Candidate Burkholder will address her 2022 race and update us on the important issues still facing the cit-

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The Spirit of St. Louis was, basically, a fuel tank with wings. The young engineering dynamo rarely had scientific notions that were aligned with conventional thinking during his day. Six men had already died attempting the long and dangerous transatlantic flight he was about to undertake. The young Lindbergh was fully aware of that unsettling fact. He was daring, but he was never barking mad.

He wanted his plane to be as light as possible, and everything that was not utterly essential (according to his bank of reasoning) was to be left out. What he did would cause many to question his sanity. To reduce weight in his airplane:

There would be no radio to dispatch for help or guidance. No gas gauge.

No night-flying lights.

No navigation equipment, whatsoever. No co-pilot.

Not even a life-saving parachute!

izens of this state. Her topic: "Let them play, learn, worship, and work." Dr. Burkholder is a decorated Secret Service agent, mental health counselor, proud wife and mother, and a proven leader and distinguished member of the Carlsbad community. She will take the same fight to Sacramento special interests and ultra-liberal politicians that she took to our nation's criminals while serving in the Secret Service. Her campaign is focused on making California affordable, protecting tax dollars, and holding politicians accountable. Burkholder is a registered Republican and graduated from the University of Memphis with a MS in Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research, and also holds a Ph.D. in clinical counseling.

The Republican Club of Ocean Hills (RCOH) believes in Republican values: individual responsibility, personal freedoms, limited government, a market economy, low taxes, and a strong national defense. RCOH meets the third Wednesday of each month, currently on Zoom. Our program begins at 1:00pm, followed by our speaker at 1:15pm. For more information and the link to attend the Zoom meeting, email RepublicanClubOfOceanHills@gm ail.com or call John at 760.497.6117. Check out RCOH at www.republicanclubofoceanhills.c om. Escondido Republican Women’s Federated Club Meeting Announced - On Wednesday, April

This most unusual flying machine did not even have a front windshield to protect him from the elements!

The inside of his cockpit resembled cheap furniture. Even his lightweight cockpit seat was made of wicker. Incredibly, Lindbergh sat in a cramped cockpit measuring only 36 inches by 32 inches by 51 inches.

The cockpit area was so small that he could not stretch out his legs. He wanted it so, to purposely be so uncomfortable as to keep him awake. Even the cockpit seat he would sit on was at an uncomfortable angle forward and to the side.

The last thing Lindbergh wanted was to fall asleep during the long, lonely flight.

WHY WAS HIS PLANE BUILT SO HE COULD NOT SEE ANYTHING IN FRONT OF HIM WHILE FLYING? At Lindbergh’s request, the large main fuel tank and the forward fuel tank were placed directly in front of the pilot, with the oil tank acting as a firewall to protect him from being crushed to death in the event of a crash. This unusual design meant that he would have absolutely no forward

28th, the Escondido Republican Women, Federated meeting will take place at Mike's BBQ, 1356 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido 92029. Check-in and order food at 11am; Meeting will start at 11:45am sharp. There is a ZoomLink for those who cannot attend in person. The speakers will be Jim Desmond, San Diego County Supervisor, District 5, who will talk about the County, and Don Jans, a nationally acclaimed author and speaker, who will talk about "My Grandchildren's America."

We need to make changes to ensure that integrity is returned to our electoral process. Make sure your membership is up to date. For those who cannot attend in person and want to be at the meeting on Zoom, contact Gina for the Zoom details, website address, meeting ID and Passcode.

North County Parkinson's Support Group Meeting - The Inland North County Parkinson's Support Group meetings are for people with Parkinson's and their care partners and are held virtually on Zoom the first Monday of every month at 10:00am. The next one will be on Monday, May 3rd, via Zoom. Our featured speaker for May 3rd will be Laurie Dunne who will be presenting "Service Dogs -Helpers and Companions". Laurie is from Canine Companions Independence and will discuss how dogs are trained to assist with various handicap situations. To receive visibility for him to see straight ahead during his flight! He would have to rely totally on side windows to see where he was going. This would not bother him since he was accustomed to flying and only using side windows. He did this in the rear cockpit seats of U. S. Mail planes with mail bags in the front. Besides, to guarantee forward vision, he added a periscope!

(Note: There were five fuel tanks: forward tank, main tank, and three wing tanks, all needed to complete the 4,107 statute miles from New York to Paris – or crash in the Atlantic!) Two extra feet were added to the wingspan to increase added thrust and lift-off for the very heavy tanks and overall weight of the airplane.

Initially, this whole design concept was thought to be the product of a madman, but in retrospect, modern aviation experts marvel today at the fuel efficiency and the overall design of the Spirit of St. Louis as such: “One of the most advanced and aerodynamically streamlined designs of its era.” WHY WASN’T LINDBERGH ABLE TO SLEEP FOR OVER 30 HOURS PRIOR TO HIS TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT?

According to Lindbergh’s own personal diaries (portions of which he kept secret for more than three decades), there were two primary

the Zoom invite, please contact Carol at: hcmaher@cox.net What's Up Downtown Oceanside - For more information on any of these programs, contact MainStreet Oceanside at 760.754.4512 or www.mainstreetoceanside.com.

Monday-Saturday, Civic Center Library. Exciting things are happening at the Oceanside Public Library! Beginning this week, both Library locations will be open again Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Additionally, the Adelante Bookmobile will be back on the road from 1-5pm five days a week. Oceanside City Clean-Up, April 24, Downtown Oceanside. Solis Team Real Estate is inviting the Oceanside community to join them next Saturday from 10am-noon to clean up the streets of Downtown Oceanside. All participanets will have the chance at giveaways and enjoy some BBQ from local sponsors. . Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, April 24, North County. Take advantage of the Take Back Day to dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medications safely and help protect the environment. The public can drop off solid forms of prescription drugs next Saturday from 10am - 2pm at Tri-City Medical Center at 4002 Vista Way as well as other collection sites across North County.

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reasons he could not sleep. While most biographers record fear and nervousness as the reason, this only serves half the answer.

Lindbergh had rented a room at the nearby Garden City Hotel where he hoped to get a good night’s rest before the next day’s take-off. Unfortunately, all the news crews and newspaper reporters from around the world had also rented rooms there. According to Lindbergh’s own private journal and personal diaries (which he carried with him everywhere) he was at the wrong place at the wrong time.

WHAT TRANSPIRED IN ‘REAL TIME.’ It’s Thursday evening, May 19, 1927 and a very tired Charles Lindbergh plops on his bed at the Garden City Hotel, just east and minutes from where his plane now sits.

He cryptically scribbles in pencil: “9 minutes and less than 3 miles away” in his journal, then stuffs it in his duffle bag. The scribbled note is in reference to exact time and distance between himself and his cherished aircraft. The coordinates are habitual for his pilot’s mind.

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Letters to the Editor The Raiders

Great job on your 79th Anniversary "Doolittle Raiders" in this week's issue of The Paper (April 15, 2021) Top notch reporting! Missing At-Risk Juvenile Has Been Found

On April 17, at approximately 2:47pm, the City Carlsbad Police Department received a call from parents who were reporting their 12-year-old daughter was missing. The juvenile is considered at-risk. She left her house in the area of El Camino Real and Chestnut Avenue at around 12:00 pm. The juvenile frequents Plaza North

in the 2500 block of El Camino Real and the YMCA in the city of Encinitas. Officers began been checking the surrounding areas with the assistance of the San Diego Sheriff’s helicopter, ASTREA. Fortunately, officers were able to locate and return the child home. Oceanside Homeless Camp Cleared - Occupants Moved

A large homeless encampment

One of the better writers in that group was a fella named Marty Weiss. Marty lives back east . . . somewhere in Pennsylvania, I believe.

Got a call from good friend, Paul Van Middlesworth, owner of The Computer Factory, and still active member of K&S (Keyboard and Stylus). He told me Marty's wife, Petie, died a few days ago.

Knowing a friend's mate just died kinda brings one up short. One stops to think . . . at our age, we're going to see more of this. We're going to see friends die, see their mates die, we may see our own

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tion....after 55 years, this is going to take a lot of getting used to.... if ever.

The event becomes particularly poignant when you review some of the email messages that go back and forth between Marty and his friends.

Marty, our good mutual friend, Paul Van Middlesworth, just called me and told me about your loss.


For a number of years I belonged to a Writer's Group . . . Keyboard & Stylus.

The encampment was one of the better ones in thea area as being tidier than most homeless camps. The homeless folks worked to keep

mate(s) die, or we may die. We wonder how we will handle it when the inevitable happens. Life only lasts so long.

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along South Oceanside Boulevard has been vacated and cleaned after Oceanside Police swept the area on April 13, moving many of its residents into a nearby hotel as part of a new city voucher program.

Thank you, Bill. You know, a wife's make-up and sundries desk is a place where no husband can or should ever invade. I had to do that a day or so ago, which is where I found that note to our kids and grandkids. But I found something else. She had, in one large side drawer, saved what appeared to be every birthday, Valentines Day, etc. card she had ever received from me, her kids, grandkids, nieces, grand nieces, etc. Amazing! Marty ---------------------------Thank you, Louise. It is appreciated. She was a terrific person, wife and friend. Marty --------------------------My kids range from 10 to 35 miles away, but there are lots of friends and other relatives quite close by. We have a close-knit family/cousin's group. The empty rooms, the silence, the missing smiles and conversa-

Marty -------------------------------I wrote Marty the following:

I'm so sorry. I never met Petie . . . never even met you . . . yet this magical thing called a computer has brought us together and we are friends who have never met. Friends feel the pain of another friend losing a loved one and that's what I'm feeling now. I wish I could be of some help to you but distance makes it difficult to put my arm around you and give you a comforting hug. I reckon you have a ton of memories to help ease you through the painful grieving process. Perhaps a memory or two will bring a smile . . . if not a chuckle or outright laugh. I suspect you also had some great times mixed in with some tough times but, somehow, you endured.

Hang in there, pal. You've got a lot of friends who are grieving with, and for, you. Best.

lyle Just another glimpse at life . . . and

Keep writing, Lyle!

You're far, far more than editor & publisher! Also,keep your current lineup of great writers: Sam Lowe is God-sent! (my aunt has a crush on him, LOL), Michele Ivy Davis is fast-gaining fans! And Sandra Dee DiCario, who we missed last couple issues! And of course, our darling Friedrich Gomez who gives a voice to Conservative

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the end of life. It's bound to come to each of us. •••• Congratulations to the city of Oceanside and to a gent by name of Rodney McGough, the founder of a Homeless Encampment that required residents to keep the area tidy and to store extra clothes, furniture and implements, out of site. It worked very well and became a “model” for homeless camps. However, it had to be moved. The City of Oceanside came up with a motel voucher program that ensured residents would have safe, clean housing. The campsite was cleared, residents offered motel vouchers, and progress has been made (see the full story beginning in Local News, above).

This is an example of city government recognizing a problem, coming up with an alternative solution, showing compassion, and helping folks who need help. To me, that’s a good investment of taxpayer money . . and for a good cause. Up to 70% of prior homeless folk were able to start new lives thanks to a similar program by the city.

Former Mayor Peter Weiss gets a lot of credit for this program as well as current Mayor Esther Sanchez as well as a hard working and dedicated city staff.

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He’s a jangle of mixed nerves: fear, excitement, fatigue and anxiety all rolled in one. He glances around his rented room where he’s been for over a week and hopes to settle down. He needs the sleep. He needs the rest.

He now hears the bustle of news crews about the vicinity.

Privately, he tries to reconcile his love-hate relationship with the newsreel cameramen and assorted reporters and journalists. He records them in his journal as: “short on accuracy and decorum.” He grins in the mirror and realizes the irony: Initially he sought press coverage – now he hates being hounded by them. Now lying in bed, he wants to relax and succumb to sleep. But his mind remains active.

He regrets his shyness in not speaking up to the press corps: He absolutely hates the nickname they bestowed upon him in print: “Lucky Lindy.” He prefers “Slim,” the affectionate moniker he enjoyed while flying for the U. S. Mail.

He takes no offense to the nickname “Lone Eagle.” Matter of fact, he fancies it. His eyes concentrate like a steady beam, up at the ceiling now. The noisy gathering of reporters in the room directly above him is starting to increase in volume.

He sits up, turns his frame to the side of the bed, and sits with both feet planted on the floor. Then he slowly stands to his full 6’ 3” height and glances upward again. He surveys his surroundings, noticing the five sandwiches he had prepared for the long flight. Along with a canteen of water and some Army rations.

He begins to worry about not getting any sleep at all, as he makes an entry into his diary: “My eyes feel like dry stones.” He worries even more as the noise above becomes unbearably loud as the reporters above him begin shouting and laughing wildly during a poker game!

HE NEEDS A SECRET BACKUP PLAN TO STAY AWAKE IN CASE HE CAN’T SLEEP BEFORE TOMORROW! He quickly finds some twine and a heavy nut from his tool box. The nut is the heavy metal kind that screws onto a bolt. Lindbergh quickly ties a foot of twine to one finger. At the end of the twine hangs the the nut.

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His plan: While in flight, hold the nut with his fingers, palm down. If he dozes off, he will automatically drop the nut, which will pull hard on his finger – jostling him back awake. He experiments, slowly opening his fingers and letting the nut pull down hard on his face-down palm. It works perfectly!


Still unable to sleep at the hotel, at 1:48 a.m., during the early dark hours of Friday morning, May 20, 1927, Charles Lindbergh heads back to Roosevelt Airfield, where he has a rendezvous with destiny. It’s too late to sleep now. He avoids eating any of his sandwiches – in the hope that hunger will now also help keep him awake. He has the Spirit of St. Louis towed from its hangar at Curtiss Field to the larger adjacent runway at Roosevelt Airfield.

Hours later, a crowd of about 500 had gathered in the early morning light to see him off, ling the long runway. Lindbergh notes in his diary: “It all felt more like a funeral procession than the beginning of a flight to Paris.” LIFT-OFF ABYSS.




Inclement weather had already cancelled him for over a week, but this time it’s “All systems go!”

At 7:30 a.m., the crowd begins to cheer him.

At 7:51 a.m. Lindbergh climbs into the cockpit. Due to the heavy weight of the extra fuel tanks, which by themselves weigh over half the total weight of the airplane, he’s a bit worried as the plane begins to taxi. Down the muddy runway, Spirit of St. Louis bounced twice before becoming airborne, barely clearing the telephone wires at the end of the runway by less than 20 feet!

Photographers jump in waiting planes and follow him for as far as they can before he sails far off the mainland. “Movietone” would record the moment on flickering black-and-white newsreels for theatre screens across our nation and around the world as a planet of people are riveted in suspense. They wait for updates.

He is young, handsome, and attempting the first transatlantic solo flight -- and he would become the most famous human being on the planet. For the next 15 hours, the world hears nothing. ONLY FOUR HOURS INTO HIS FLIGHT, LINDBERGH STRUG-


Within only four hours into his flight, his sleep-deprived body begins to feel fatigued and tired. His eyes feel heavy and droopy. He jettisons his plans to use the string and nut strategy.

Growing more tired as the minutes pass, and with the steady drone of his aircraft, he becomes alarmed at his growing sleepiness. At 12 o’clock noon, Lindbergh decides to fly very low, dangerously low.

Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis is now less than 10-feet above the ocean, as he hopes the sea spray will keep him awake. At 2 a.m. he is now struggling hard to stay awake! He’s not sure he’ll make it.

His unsteady fingers are now physically holding his eyelids open. LINDBERGH NOW DISCOVERS THAT HE IS NOT ALONE IN THE PLANE!

He fights off sleep, and then . . . he slowly begins to discover that he is not alone in the airplane! He is slowly beginning to hallucinate that ghosts are passing through his cockpit! His predicament is now becoming more dangerous. He later writes of mirage-like “fog islands” forming in the sea below, and of seeing “vaguely outlined forms, transparent, moving, riding weightless with me in the plane.” Lindbergh even claims the apparitions spoke to him in familiar voices and offered words of wisdom and ideas on navigation for his long journey. The hallucinations eventually fade away, and only a few hours later, the exhausted aviator lands in Paris to a crowd of more than 150,000 jubilant spectators!

Little did the world know . . . that he barely made the flight . . . by the skin of his teeth! He hadn’t slept for approximately 55-plus hours.

He would eventually have the longest, deepest sleep of his life, at the French Ambassador’s personal residence in Paris, France. Upon awakening, his fully-alert mind would clearly comprehend that he had become the toast of the world, and had already entered onto the hallowed Pantheon of The Immortals.


In time, he would serve as official technical advisor and consultant to our U. S. airmen. And surprising

for many, Charles Lindbergh would fly over 50 secret combat missions during WWII – as a civilian.

Because Lindbergh was, technically, classified as a civilian, his presence was protested by some segments of chain-in-command, such as with Army Gen. George C. Kenny, who protested that a civilian should not be involved with U. S. strategic military units. However, Lindbergh’s indispensable genius quickly became apparent when he informed the general that he could train his combat pilots on various, revolutionary stratagem. One example would be to extend the Lockheed P-38 Lightning’s combat radius from 570 miles to approximately 700 miles – greatly increasing jet and bomber bombing range to targets! General Kenny caved, but the stipulation was one of military protocol: that it was best to keep Lindbergh’s civilian status low-key; and that Lindbergh refrain from ever firing his warplane’s weaponry (except in self-defense), especially since Lindbergh would fly over 50 secret combat bombing and strafing missions alongside the 475th Fighter Group (strictly as a civilian consultant/observer.)

With General Douglas MacArthur’s blessing, Gen. Kenny put Lindbergh to work and within six weeks the P38s were flying 50% farther and aiming for a 100% increase in range! CIVILIAN PILOT LINDBERGH SHOOTS DOWN JAPANESE WARPLANE IN DOGFIGHT! On one occasion, the U. S. military superiors almost had apoplexy when they read the report that a Japanese Zero headed straight at Lindberg’s plane, before a U. S. squadron fighter pilot broke formation and shot the enemy plane down! Lindbergh would endeavor to return the favor, at great risk to his own life!

On July 28, 1944, Lindbergh was flying a Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter, accompanying a U. S. bomber on an escort mission when he heard over the radio that two experienced Japanese pilots in Mitsubishi Ki-51 Sonia light bomber/reconnaissance planes had out-flown their American attackers who, incidentally, had nearly expended all their ammunition – thus leaving the American airmen now greatly vulnerable! Lindbergh instinctively and immediately breaks formation as he gives full throttle to assist his fellow P38s, which are now in a deadly dogfight over a Japanese airstrip on the coast of Amahi.

Lindbergh immediately knows that he must stay clear of the Japanese airfield’s heavy anti-aircraft fire power below him if he wants to

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Lindbergh Cont. from Page 6 escape instant death.

One second Ki-51 was heading out to sea, trailing smoke. Then suddenly, in a menacing tactical maneuver, the seaward-bound Japanese Ki-51 suddenly and unexpectedly, slowly begins to circle back to put up a fight. The Japanese warplane was now heading straight towards Lindbergh’s P-38 Lightning!

To complete this unfolding nightmare, the pilot onboard the Japanese warplane is no ordinary fighter pilot: this aerial dogfight will be unleashed by one of Japan’s premier fighter instructors -- none other than the venerable Captain Saubro Shimada, Japan’s Commanding Officer of the 73rd Independent Chutai!

Captain Shimada was behind the throttles of the sort of Mitsubishi Ki-51, the aircraft which had sent many U. S. ships to the bottom of the ocean, along with all U. S. men onboard. Years prior to his historic transatlantic flight, Charles Lindbergh ‘barnstormed’ around rural America performing inexplicable and dangerous stunts. He was a master of barrel rolls, spins, deep dives, performing various loops, and even flying dangerously under low bridges with barely any clearance! These past mid-air stunts would now come, unexpectedly, into play – and safe his life!

Lindbergh remembers the Japanese war plane circling back: “There is no time to consider or feel afraid. I am now climbing steeply. I bank to the left. No! No! That will take me directly in front of the powerful Japanese anti-aircraft guns below, on the enemy airstrip! He wants me there in ‘target view’ above the airstrip – and he almost succeeded in placing me there! He’s clever and experienced! I quickly reverse to the right! It has all taken just seconds!” Commander Shimada seems confused with Lindbergh’s unorthodox aerial maneuvering. He has no clue that Lindbergh is now regressing to his erstwhile barnstorming techniques that even puzzled seasoned pilots on the ground.

The Lone Eagle recalls: “I pull back with all my strength I have to suddenly slow down and he suddenly zooms upward with extraordinary sharpness! In my own awkward movement, I suddenly have him again in my target view and I see my tracers and my 20s splatter on his plane! My eyes sweep the sky for aircraft. There are now only U. S. P38s and the plane I just shot down. He is starting downward, in a wing-over, out of control.” Although the U. S. Marine and Army Air Force pilots all praised Lindbergh’s courage and skill as a civilian, when the story broke state-

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side in the Passaic Herald-News, on October 22, 1944, the U. S. military grounded him – permanently!

LINDBERGH’S TWO INSPIRATIONAL HEROES BEFORE HE DIED. There were two fighter pilots whom Lindbergh particularly admired among several. As a little boy he was captivated in reading about the combat flying ace “Eddie” Rickenbacker (1890-1973) who downed 22 enemy planes during the First World War.

The other was the legendary U. S. Navy fighter pilot, and California native, Commander Willis “Bill” Hardy (1920-2017) who was in the VG-17 squadron based onboard the U. S. S. Hornet aircraft carrier. Hardy was an “Ace in a Day” after he shot down five Japanese suicide kamikaze pilots in a single afternoon on April 6, 1945. Hardy was known as a fearless warrior in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. THE CIRCLE OF LIFE.

Lindbergh’s personal life sometimes seems conflicting, even confusing to many observers. At times he seems naïve and his controversial socio-political views often switched and changed as with a weather vane. At times he welcomed forgiveness for wayward ways, and human weakness – but was often not accorded any morsel of mercy, let alone forgiveness by some segments of the press. In 1974, Lindbergh passed away at his last place of residence, on the Hawaiian island of Maui. He is buried under the shade of a Java plum tree. His gravesite is located in the yard behind Palapala Congregational Church. His simple granite slab has the epitaph: “If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea.” The words are from Psalm 139:9 in the Bible. The full quote is: “If I ascend to the Heavens, You are there. If I make my bed in Sheol (Home of the Wicked Dead), You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle by the farthest sea, even there Your Hand will guide me. Your Hand will hold me fast.”

In reference to his chosen Biblical Psalm, it seems to the end, that little Minnesota farm boy knew best how to navigate. Where best to fly -- if he were to be truly cheered, welcomed, and fully forgiven. In his final flight.

The author, Friedrich Gomez, with his 172nd cover story for The Paper.

Protecting Wild Horses and Burros

This year I am joining Assemblymember Luz Rivas (D – Arleta) to author Assembly Joint Resolution 5 (AJR 5), to urge the federal government to place a roundup moratorium on the state’s free-roaming horses and burros.

Wild horses and burros can trace their North American origins way back, though current populations originated with more recent European settlement. From the 1600s to the early 1900s, California was an ideal habitat for hundreds of thousands of these magnificent animals. In 1971, the United States Congress unanimously passed the Wild FreeRoaming Horses and Burros Act, currently celebrating it's 50th year in law. The Act declared that “wild free-roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West … freeroaming horses and burros shall be protected from capture, branding, harassment, or death; and to accomplish this they are to be considered in the area where presently found, as an integral part of the natural system of the public lands.” The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau

of Land Management oversee management of wild horses and burros on public lands. Overpopulation concerns have led to frequent roundups, often conducted with helicopters that stampede the animals into enclosures. This practice is controversial since it can lead to injury or death for panicked animals. More humane management techniques including “reserve design” which incorporates buffer zones, natural and artificial barriers, adoption and other ways to establish long-term viable populations in sustainable habitats. AJR 5 recognizes the 50 years of protections stating ...”That the Legislature urges the United States Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service to restore the wild horses and burros of California to their legal areas throughout the state…” These animals are an integral part of the West and our natural heritage. They need to be protected! Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.

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A lot has been happening over the last week in San Diego County and progress continues to be made. On April 15, everyone 16 years and older became eligible for the Corona Virus vaccine. While the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been put on pause, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are still available in San Diego County. I know the vaccine appointment websites can be confusing, so if you have any problems, 211 can help schedule an appointment, or you can contact my office at (619)531-5555. Vaccine passports have been a major discussion point around the country and while some private businesses may implement them, I am not in favor of vaccine passports. I have received my first and second dose of the Pfizer vaccine and encourage those who want the vaccine to definitely get one, however I don’t believe they should be mandatory. To me, it is unAmerican to segregate groups who haven’t received the vaccine. While there hasn’t been any discussion of implementing vaccine passports in San Diego County, I will not be supporting their implementation. On the reopening front, we are mak-

ing headway. Places of worship are now able to open to unlimited capacity, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling. Restaurants are up to 50% indoor capacity. And our San Diego Padres have increased their capacity to 33% at Petco Park, so more people can watch Joe Musgrove throw another no-hitter in-person! We continue to make progress in San Diego County and hopefully soon we will be back to normal!

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The seat belts on Richard Johnson's Lexus RX350 won't release. But his dealership can't help him. How do you fix this?

Q: I have a problem with my Lexus RX350 that I can't resolve with my local dealership. My problem is that the front seat belts, especially the driver side, do not release cleanly.

I have owned several dozen cars during my 60 years of driving, and driven hundreds of rental cars, and I have never before had this much problem getting out of a seat belt. The seat belt should release upon one push by the right hand. But most of the time my seat belt does not release with multiple pushes and nearly always requires using the left hand to effect release. More than once, I was concerned that I would not be able to exit the vehicle. I reported this problem to my dealership last year. A representative told me that they could not duplicate the problem and so nothing could be done.

As the problem continued, I returned the car to the service department two months later. A service manager said that they spent several hours latching and unlatching the seat belt and did not see a problem. The problem went away for a while but then reappeared a few months later. A technician reported that the seat belt operation was consistent with that of other, similar vehicles, so I am beginning to wonder if this issue is standard with Lexus. This is not some random engine issue where the fix can't be known if the issue can't be seen. Obviously, this latch needs to be replaced. Moreover, this is a serious safety issue, and I now keep a box cutter in my car for fear that I will not be able to get out in an emergency.

This is not right. When I purchased my vehicle, I also purchased an extended warranty for several thousand dollars which has hardly been used. It seems to me that Lexus has made ample enough profit on my purchases to justify a remedy of this problem, regardless of whether a technician can duplicate it at the precise time I bring the car in for service. Can you help? -Richard Johnson, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. A: Lexus should have fixed or replaced your seat belt quickly. When you told them that you had to carry a box cutter, that was an enormous red flag. And that's particularly true for a manufacturer with such a sterling reputation for customer service. I'm just shaking my head.

It turns out some other Lexus models have had problems with a seat belt release, although I can't find

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any evidence that it's widespread on the Lexus RX350. Obviously, a seat belt that keeps you trapped in your vehicle is as dangerous as one that doesn't protect you from a collision. The ability to easily release your seat belt isn't an amenity -- it's a necessity.

I can understand why your dealership didn't want to replace your seat belts. Some auto dealerships have a policy that they have to replicate the problem before they can authorize a repair. That's fine. But a little common sense would have led to a quick resolution. Maybe you should have just shown them your box cutter. (Shown, not brandished.) I love the way your case was resolved. You used the <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/toyota/">executive contacts for Lexus (Toyota) from my consumer advocacy website, Elliott.org.

Within a day, you received a call from Lexus corporate. You discussed the concern about your seat belt, and the company arranged for your Lexus dealer to evaluate the problem one more time. That resulted in full replacement of both of your front seat belts. You noted that the Lexus corporate representative closely monitored the entire process, all the way to a solution. I love it!


I want a refund instead of a Royal Caribbean cruise credit

When Royal Caribbean cancels Rich Kanuchok's cruise to New England and Canada, he asks for a 125 percent cruise credit. Then he changes his mind. Is that allowed?

Q: In 2019, my wife Sandy and I booked a Royal Caribbean cruise to New England and Canada. This plan was to celebrate a special occasion, our upcoming 50th wedding anniversary. We were scheduled to leave in May, but Royal Caribbean canceled the cruise and offered us either a refund or a 125 percent cruise credit. We asked for the credit.

In May, Royal Caribbean issued a cruise credit for just $1,260 -- $841 less than the $2,101 the cruise line had promised. I called and spoke to representatives on three different days, to request a refund, and obtain an explanation for how our cruise credit had been miscalculated. Shortly after ending the phone conversation with the last representative, I received an email notification from Royal Caribbean showing a new credit of $1,681 (that's a 100 percent cruise credit). Royal Caribbean refuses to explain the miscalculation of the cruise credit and will not refund our

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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

The ‘Infamous’ Gunfight: The Legend of OK Corral

Western folklore is uniquely American, and few stories have been told, written or put on film more often than the gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. Few Western stories have been exaggerated or turned into legend, even myth as has been this 1881 incident.

film after being discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard. “I wasn’t sure I could get my career going again after being away from Hollywood for four years,” he told me. “Clementine” was one of my favorite movies.”

If you’re a streaming “binger” and love popular old films of all genres, the app, “Classic Reels,” has available the last four of the above-mentioned movies. For film buffs, the $2.99 monthly fee is the best old cinema investment you can make. From 1955 to 1961, a popular television series starring Hugh O’Brian resurrected Earp’s name: “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.” The name was about the only thing factual. In 1957, one of the most popular and successful films about the story was “The Gunfight at the OK Corral,” starring Burt Lancaster as Earp and Kirk Douglas as Holliday. Lots of fiction-on-fact in this movie, but it is one of the more entertaining of the series. In 1966, British writers of the popular TV series, “Doctor Who,” dedicated an episode, “The Gunfighters,” about the western American story.

Wyatt Earp portrait

There have been no less than 12 depictions on film of the infamous battle that took place at 3 p.m., Oct. 26, 1881, in Tombstone, which is near Bisbee, the Cochise County seat in southern Arizona.

Earp died in 1929, and the first film referring to the gunfight was “Law and Order” produced in 1932, starring Walter Huston as Earp. Today, that first film has been all but forgotten, but notably produced after Earp made himself known in Hollywood trying to get his story put on celluloid. Earp had become friends with William S. Hart and later, cowboy matinee idol Tom Mix. Earp was used by several movie producers as a “technical advisor” for western films. The second OK Corral film, “Frontier Marshal,” was made in 1939, starring Randolph Scott. The writers of this movie took more than great liberties, namely it has Earp, alone, gunning down the Clantons and McLaury brothers.

The next movie about the gunfight was made in 1942. “Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die,” starred popular western star of that time, Richard Dix as Wyatt Earp. John “Doc” Holliday was played by Kent Taylor. This film is quite good in that it got 95 percent of the facts into the story in well-told fashion.

In 1946, after World War II, one of the all-time movie favorites is “My Darlin’ Clementine,” starring Henry Fonda as Earp, and Victor Mature as Doc. In an interview with this writer, Mature said it was his first

Another of the better depictions of the Tombstone event was the 1967 film, “Hour of the Gun,” starring James Garner as Earp and Jason Robards as Doc. In a 1970 interview, Robards told this writer, ‘I never saw the movie (“Hour of the Gun), but I’m told it’s quite good.” And, it is. The film is the first to concentrate on the aftermath revenge chase by Earp in pursuit of his brother Morgan’s killers. In 1968, an episode, “Spector of the Gun” on TV’s original “Star Trek” series was dedicated to the gunfight, as was a 1972, Pete Hamill-written script for the TV series, “Appointment With Destiny,” titled “Showdown at the OK Corral.” That effort was nominated for an Emmy.

The final two OK Corral movies appeared on screen in 1993 and 1994. “Tombstone,” starring Kurt Russell and “Wyatt Earp,” starring Kevin Costner, are two of the besttold films of the series about the gunfight.

To update some misconceptions, the five Earp brothers were: Virgil, James, Wyatt, Morgan, and Warren. “Doc” Holliday was a dentist from Valdosta, Georgia, not an M.D. The OK Corral gunfight lasted less than 40 seconds; it took place in a vacant lot behind the corral. Virgil Earp already was a deputy U.S. Marshal when he arrived in Tombstone. Wyatt wasn’t a lawman at that time. In 1916, Earp arrived in Hollywood and became friends with the two most famous western actors of that era: William S. Hart and Tom Mix. Earp frequently visited the sets of movie director John Ford, whose movies starred Harry Carey, both future mentors of John Wayne. In the early 1920s, Earp was given the honorary title of deputy sheriff in San Bernardino County.

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a refund.

cruise. We feel that a refund from Royal Caribbean is justified. Can you help us get a refund? -- Rich Kanuchok, Baltimore A: Like most other cruise lines, Royal Caribbean offered a full refund or a 125 percent cruise credit after the pandemic. You chose the 125 percent cruise credit. Now, in a perfect world, Royal Caribbean would have allowed you to change your mind and get a full refund. But once you decided to take the credit, the usual terms would have applied. The most important of the terms is the expiration: You have two years to use the cruise credit. <a href="https://www.royalcaribbean.c om/faq/topics/onboard-cruise-credit-offer">Here are the other rules.</a>

Royal Caribbean should have offered you the full 125 percent cruise credit quickly. But in the chaos of the mass cancellations, it did not. You asked your travel advisor, the cruise line, and finally the cruise line's executives to give you the full 125 percent. But the results were the same.

I like the way you handled your case. You started with your travel advisor but then escalated directly to the cruise line and then contacted the executives. I list the names, numbers and email addresses of <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/royalcaribbean/">Royal Caribbean's managers</a> on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. You also kept almost everything in writing, which allowed you to have a paper trail of the correspondence between you and the cruise line. Nice work. In the end, granting you a refund was up to Royal Caribbean. I contacted the cruise line on your behalf. It sent you the $2,101 cruise credit it promised via your travel agent.

Christopher Elliott's latest book is “How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler” (National Geographic). Get help by contacting him at http://www.elliott.org/help © 2021 Christopher Elliott.

Should you be able to change your mind on a refund if Royal Caribbean can't do what it promised? I think that's debatable. One thing is for certain, though. The cruise line needs to either give you the full 125 percent cruise credit or

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Support Local Businesses and Rady Children's this May - It's been a challenging year for many of our local businesses. So, this May we're lunching a new tradition to support Rady Children's patients, families and health care heroes, and the businesses that make our work possible. This month-long initiative, called May Means Business, will highlight, and pay tribute to, businesses who are giving back to our hospital. There are many ways to join us this May to meet the greatest needs of our hospital while supporting local businesses. Visit our May Means Business website to find out how you can make a difference. Do you know a business we should partner with? Nominate them. May is for every business that makes our kids their business! Contact Rady Children's Hospital Foundation, 3020 Children's Way, San Diego, CA 02123; or call 858.966.7878.

Palomar Mountain Stitchers Chapter Has Been Busy - The Palomar Mountain Stitchers Chapter is alive and well in Escondido. Meetings have been held via Zoom for both the Membership meeting once a month and the six monthly stitch-ins. The picture shows the Hospice Hearts our membership has stitched. The hearts will be finished with a backing and then will go to people on hospice care. This is a national endeavor, sponsored by the American Needlepoint Guild, of which we are a member. For more information, contact Trudy at 760.758.4120.

San Diego Bike Coalition to Offer Free Virtual Class on City Cycling - This program is to help first-time riders become more comfortable riding on the road. WHAT: The San Diego County Bike Coalition is offering a free class on city cycling, designed to help riders become more comfortable sharing the road. Class topics include general bike safety, legal rights and responsibilities, and emergency maneuver skills.

WHY: As San Diego continues to become a more bike-friendly city, the Bike Coalition hopes to equip new and beginner bike riders with the skills they need to safely commute and recreationally ride throughout the city. The Bike Coalition provides free and frequent trainings for people of all ages and abilities to teach bicyclists to take proper precautions anytime they pedal.

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WHEN & WHERE: The original class was held on April 15th and other additional virtual classes will be held from 6 to 8pm on May 20, June 17, July 15, and August 19. · RSVP REQUIRED: https://sdbikecoalition.org/civicrm/event/register/?reset=1&id=301

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Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation Announces Grants The Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation (RBCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, announced the availability of grant funding through the Community Enhancement program to enhance the quality of life and build a more vibrant community for those who live, work and play in Rancho Bernardo. “We’re committed to the financial support of the Rancho Bernardo nonprofit organizations to build a vibrant community that benefits current and future residents,” shared Daniel Wilson, RBCF Board President. “We want to improve the quality of life and meet emerging community needs by increasing responsible and effective philanthropy.” In the 2021/2022 cycle, RBCF will accept proposals for grants between $1,500 and $10,000 that demonstrate the power to build a more vibrant and civically engaged community. Proposals must be submitted online by no later than 5pm on Monday, May 24, 2021. The goal of the grant cycle is to support programs that make Rancho Bernardo a great place in which to live, work and play. Desirable projects will inspire community pride, revitalization and increase the quality of life of the broader community. Projects must clearly address Rancho Bernardo-specific issues and needs; including activities that promote creativity and enhance civic engagement and must also clearly address the impact on Rancho Bernardo residents. Separately, RBCF will award up to $10,000 in increments of funding levels between $1,500 and $5,000 for programs involving music to be awarded from the RB Symphony on the Green Fund. Projects should be practical, achievable within a 12-month time frame, and have prospects for long-term sustainability. Funding may be used to expand existing programs, replicate programs tested in other communities or to launch totally new efforts. The Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation will fund

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Lyle, you've done a wonderful job adding strings to your bow, such as Jeff Figler's "The Appraiser's Corner" -- damned interesting column! And now the trouble-shooting column by Christopher Elliot -wow! The Paper has added new wings and has taken off to even higher heights! You're now a major one-stop newspaper! Add into the mix: Tom Morrow, the Social Butterfly's guide to our own regional North County social world, and The Computer Factory handling all our computer needs and offering us invaluable insights as to the do'sand-don'ts in the computer world -well, I'm breathless at The Paper's versatility and evolution! I speak for many in this praise, believe me! -- Maria Elena Contreras , North San Diego County. Your Cover Story Took My Breath Away and Put Tears in My Eyes!

Lyle, bless you for this week's cover story "79 Years Ago This Month" on the Doolittle Raid (4/15/21 issue of The Paper).

Such true patriotic stories should unite ALL Americans in never forgetting our eternal gratitude for past military sacrifices made on our behalf. The photos and stories of how these men volunteered to face death, with some tortured to death, crashing into the ocean, starving to death as POW captives, executed, and finally only four of the original 80 left to bond together in later, more recent times, left me speechless and in tears. The Paper never lets us down. Keep your cover stories as you first intended, with historical pieces, timely social issues, news breaking flashes, and local reflections on San Diego County's rich history as you have done.

Lyle, in today's local section of The Union-Tribute Newspaper (4/14/21) there is a story on Escondido's Jack Port (1922-2021) who passed away last month at age 98. You often wrote about Jack Port in The Paper as a WWII hero and last Fall the Escondido Historical Center named him one of the 8 greatest war heroes of Escondido. The Paper is wonderful because you never stray too far from our local San Diego County roots, as with Jack Port who you wrote about numerous times. We love The Paper!

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The Pastor Says...

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The first Easter must have been like that.

OFFICER: Take it easy sir, We'll find your truck. •••• The wit of Gandhi.......

"He who stops to ponder and think will generally come out ahead." •••• When Gandhi was studying law at University College, London, a Caucasian professor, whose last name was Peters, disliked him intensely and always displayed prejudice and animosity towards him. Also, because Gandhi never lowered his head when addressing him, as he expected, there were always arguments and confrontations.

One day, Mr. Peters was having lunch at the dining room of the University, and Gandhi came along with his tray and sat next to the professor. The professor said, "Mr. Gandhi, you do not understand. A pig and a bird do not sit together to eat." Gandhi looked at him as a parent would a rude child and calmly replied, "You do not worry professor. I'll fly away," and he went and sat at another table. Mr. Peters, reddened with rage, decided to take revenge on the next test paper, but Gandhi responded brilliantly to all questions.

Mr. Peters, unhappy and frustrated, asked him the following question. "Mr. Gandhi, if you were walking down the street and found a package, and within was a bag of wisdom and another bag with a lot of money, which one would you take?" Without hesitating, Gandhi responded, "The one with the money, of course." Mr. Peters, smiling sarcastically, said, "I, in your place, would have taken wisdom, don't you think?

Gandhi shrugged indifferently and responded, "Each one takes what he doesn't have."

Mr. Peters, by this time was beside himself and so great was his anger that he wrote on Gandhi's exam sheet the word "idiot" and gave it to Gandhi. Gandhi took the exam sheet and sat down at his desk trying very hard to remain calm while he contemplated his next move.

A few minutes later, Gandhi got up, went to the professor and said to him in a dignified but sarcastically polite tone, "Mr. Peters, you signed the sheet, but you did not give me the grade." Wit always wins over anger. •••• My wife asked me today if I had seen the dog bowl.

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The people had come through a gray and colorless time, filled with trouble and tragedy. Their leader, their savior, the one in whom they trusted their whole lives had been crucified, killed by the Roman government, buried in a garden tomb secured by Roman soldiers and a huge, heavy stone.

Pastor Tom Fry (Retired) Church of the Nazarene

I grew up with black and white television and was a big baseball fan. Every professional game I had ever seen was on the black and white TV in the living room. My first in-person game was at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles, home of the minor league Los Angeles Angels, a farm club of the Chicago Cubs, thus the name.

As my dad and I walked up the ramp to our seats, I caught my first glimpse of the field. It was not the pale gray I saw on television, but a vast expanse of green and the brownest, cleanest dirt infield I had ever seen. I was dazzled by the colors of the field, the players, the scoreboard. After that, whenever I watched a game on black and white TV, I saw those colors, green and brown on the field,

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Hope was quickly fading into the gray, colorless morass. Then came Sunday and the empty tomb, the risen Christ. It was like turning from black and white to brilliant color.

That day at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles was like watching the stadium, the players, even the umpires, crawl out of the TV and come alive on the green fields and dirt infield. The game was alive.

And so, in the days that follow that bright morning, the Easter Message is still present tense: “He is Risen,” “He is Alive,” “He Lives.” May the brilliance of Easter, of the Risen Christ, never leave us.

As this is my final column for THE PAPER, I would like to thank lyle e. davis for the opportunity to be a part of The Pastor Says and to say thank you to the readers who offered appreciation, encouragement and sometimes debate about my contributions to this column.

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Froggy is a friendly, active dog. He was picked up as a stray in Riverside County, then transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the FOCAS (Friends of County Animal Shelters) program. He’s a young dog who needs an active family that will give him plenty of cuddling.

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

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The Paper

• Page 11 • April 22, 2021

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

San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Safe, Virtual and Fun Activities for Seniors

While the Senior Activity Center in San Marcos remains closed due to COVID-19 safety measures, the City is offering fun activities for seniors to participate in from home. From 9-10 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month, seniors are welcome to participate in our Puzzle and Book Drive-Up Exchange located at the entrance of the Senior Activity Center. Participants can borrow puzzles or books, then return them for different items at the following exchange. The City also offers FREE Virtual Bingo on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month via Zoom. Interested? Email the Recreation Supervisor at joverman@san-marcos.net to receive a Zoom invitation. The link for the bingo cards can be found on the Senior Activity Center homepage at www.sanmarcos.net/50+. Participants can print their own bingo cards or play on their computer screen. Game winners will be awarded a $5 or $10 gift card that will be mailed to winners’ homes.

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,

Some of you may remember that we formed Community Advisory Groups (https://cag.escondido.org) under various areas -Arts &Culture, Economic Development and Agriculture, Homelessness & Housing, etc. It was a way for our residents to interact with city staff on a particular subject. We were hoping for more input into the direction of the city as well as responding to feedback from our residents about certain issues. They no sooner got started than the pandemic hit and so their activity levels have been mixed. One that stayed very active was the Climate Action & Environmental Impacts Group. One of their subcommittees dealt with plastics and zero waste. Today as we see the pandemic clouds start to clear, I would ask you to look at the city website and see if you would be interested in joining one of those groups. They are influential and valuable. The other ask I have for you today is to start looking into the problem of plastic waste and zero waste programs. We can do better in this area and I’m hoping to hear you good ideas! Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac Paul P. McNamara-Mayor of Escondido-pmcnamara@escondido.org

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“No,” sez me, “I didn’t know he could.” •••• Seniors on the Make: Seniors found in the Surprise, Az. newspaper. You can say what you want about Surprise, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north. These are actual ads seen in the Surprise newspaper. Do you know any of these people?

FOXY LADY: Sexy, fashion-conscious blue-haired beauty, 80's, slim, 5'4' (used to be 5'6'), Searching for sharp-looking, sharp-dressing companion. Matching white shoes and belt a plus.

LONG-TERM COMMITMENT: Recent widow who has just buried fourth husband, looking for someone to round out a six-

New Park Constru ction Begins in Summe r

Work is expected to begin this su

mmer on the new park located on Pala Vista Drive. In 2016, the City purchased the one-acre property at Civic Center Drive, north of Highway 78, to create more park space for residents and to improve one of the key entry points into our city. The new park will include two children's playgrounds, a tree climbing structure, natural turf space, benches/seating areas, water fountains, decorative security fencing, public art, and ADA access. The park project also includes the widening of northbound Civic Center Drive from Pala Vista Drive to Postal Way and the undergrounding of the utility lines along the park property. Construction is expected to take about a year. Updates and more information is available online at CityofVista.com/newpark.

News from Pala Casino

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

Sinatra Big Band – Tribute to Frank Sinatrae Show Friday, April 30 Events Center | 8:00 PM | $15.00

All events will be held at the Events Center, with reduced capacity, increased cleaning, and additional safety measures. Tickets are on sale now, with no service charge, at the Pala Box Office, www.palacasino.com and 1-877W I N PALA (1877-9467 2 5 2 ) . Tickets are also available at www.etix.com and 1-800-5143849.

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SERENITY NOW: I am into solitude, long walks, sunrises, the ocean, yoga and Meditation. If you are the silent type, let's get together, take our hearing aids out and enjoy quiet times. WINNING SMILE: Active grandmother with original teeth seeking a dedicated flosser To share rare steaks, corn on the cob and caramel candy.

BEATLES OR STONES? I still like to rock, still like to cruise in my Camaro on Saturday nights and still like to play the guitar. If you were a groovy chick, or are now a groovy hen, let's get together and listen to my eight-track tapes.

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The Paper

Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory

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American Patriotism. Let us help you spend your stimulus check

No doubt that the Covid19 shutdown has been a financial disaster for some business, but for many folks it has been a financial windfall. Not taking trips, not eating out or not going to entertainment venues like theaters, sports events, concerts and theme parks has been a drag but it has done wonders for our bank accounts. The Government has been especially generous in passing out stimulus checks and unemployment check bonuses that our children and their children will be paying back for decades. Most of us didn’t dash

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right out and boost the economy by spending our stimulus cash. In times of uncertainty like these, most of us tend to hunker down a bit and get more conservative in our spending habits. Many of us paid down our debt or saved our stimulus checks. San Marcos has the highest percentage of retired seniors of all North County cities. Retirement income for most wasn’t interrupted by the Covid shutdown so the $2600 in stimulus money each of us received during the “year of the Covid” was a true windfall.

In a matter of weeks America will become a gigantic “immune herd” and the Covid pandemic will be in our rear view mirror. Our anxiety levels will be replaced by an overwhelming compulsion to pull the stimulus money out from under the mattress before impending inflation eats away at its value and go spend it to boost the American economy. In anticipation of this wave of patriotic spending, The Computer Factory, in an act of pure patriotism, has been preparing to help our American brothers and sisters boost America’s economy by getting rid of that burdensome stimulus money. Cash, check or credit card any size bill, we’re here to help. During the last couple of months we have been building up our finished goods inventory of “refurbished” notebook, desktop, All-in One and micro computers. All of these “refurbs” have Windows10 and Microsoft Office. They are mostly Dell, HP and Lenovo commercial

The Appraiser’s Corner

Figurines have always captured the hearts of collectors. Through the years no figurines have been more popular than the Hummels.

The first Hummel figurines were introduced at the Leipzig Trade Fair in 1935. Based on drawings and sketches by Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, the first figurines were Book Worm, Sensitive Hunter, Flower Madonna, Little Fiddler, Strolling Along, Begging His Share, Merry Wanderer, and Puppy Love.

The charm and spirit in each of the children represented in the figurines has always appealed to people. Actually, Hummel’s drawings were based on memories of her childhood in the Bavarian town of Massing. The Leipzig trade show was the start of something big for Hummel, and by the end of 1935 another 36 figurines were created. Just recently, Hummel’s 70th Anniversary issues were released with limited editions of 1935 pieces. If one of the pieces interest you prices range from $259 on up.

Collector plates were first introduced in 1971, with the first plate being Heavenly Angel. A 1971 plate is worth upwards of $1000 today. There were annual plates from 1971-1995. There were also annual ceramic bells from 1978-

1992. The first bell was Let’s Sing, with the final one being Whistler’s Duet.

Hummel is known for their limited editions and special series. Most figurines can be bought at authorized retailers, although some Hummels are available only to Hummel Club members. The Hummel collector’s group started in 1977, and now has about 250,000 members in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia.

If you are interested in knowing whether your Hummel is authentic, keep in mind that there are two definitive marks of identification. The first mark is the signature of Sister M. I. Hummel, usually on the base of the piece, with the exception to this rule being figurines that do not have bases. The second mark is the back stamp on the underside of every figurine. As the Hummel trademark has varied since 1935,these back stamps can also be used to determine the time frame the piece was made.

As a piece of trivia, since the 1950s, authorized retailers have been provided with a small ceramic sign stating that they sold original Hummel figurines. It is curious to note that until the 1960s, these signs were produced in a variety of languages,, but after that time all the signs have been in English. These

grade PCs with the “PRO” version of windows. We can offer you a trade in on your old PC or transfer your files from the old PC to your new “refurb.”

The best way to keep 100% of your stimulus money working here in the US economy is to buy a refurbished PC because all of your money stays right here in the USA, most of it in North County. When you buy a new Dell, HP or Lenovo PC, you stimulate China’s economy. Desktop/ tower PCs $150 to $550

Notebook PCs $290-$550 ALL-in-One $300-$550 Micro PCs $350-$450

We can custom configure our refurbs with any amount of memory and any size SSD or HDD.

So don’t let that stimulus money burn a hole in your mattress. Get on down here to The Computer Factory and start stimulating the American economy. With Joe and Kamala steering the ship we’ll need all the help we can get.

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signs range in value from $100 to more than $2000. To learn more about Hummel’s you might want to get a guide by Robert L. Miller, titled the “Number 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines”, or “Luckey’s Hummel Figurines and Plates: Identification and Price Guide” by Carl F. Luckey.

Chuckles Cont. from Page 11

MEMORIES: I can usually remember Monday through Thursday. If you can remember Friday, Saturday and Sunday, let's put our two heads Together. MINT CONDITION:

Male, 1932 mode, high mileage, good condition, some hair, Many new parts including hip, knee, cornea, valves.Isn't in running condition, but walks well. Officer's First Patrol

A rookie police officer was assigned to ride in a cruiser with an experienced partner. A call came over the car's radio telling them to disperse some people who were loitering.

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The officers drove to the street and observed a small crowd standing on a corner. The rookie rolled down his window and said, "Let's get off the corner."

No one moved, so he barked again, "Let's get off the corner!" Intimidated, the group of people began to leave, casting puzzled glances in his direction. Proud of his first official act, the young

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The Paper pretty much sells itself! You have fascinating cover stories, brilliantly illustrated. You have great columns with a broad spectrum of information from Paul Van Middlesworth of the Computer Factory, famed columnist, Tom Morrow, the latest in state-of-the-art dentistry from Dr. Gregory Hurt . . . Weekly Letters from the Mayors of Escondido San Marcos, and Vista . . . weekly observations of local gossip by the area snoop, “The Man About Town,” . . . and, of course, The Social Butterfly.

Chuckles Cont. from Page 12 policeman turned to his partner and asked, "Well, how did I do?" "Pretty good," replied the veteran, "especially since this was a bus stop." •••• As a chopsticks user, I am completely self-taught. Also, sorry for stabbing you in the eyeball. ••••

Social Butterfly Cont. from Page 9

programs managed by nonprofit organizations, schools, or government agencies that focus on problem areas, opportunities or populations that otherwise are not funded and serviced by existing nonprofits, educational organization mandates or state or federal programs.

•••• Years ago, a young Navy Pilot was injured while ejecting from his A-4 Skyhawk due to engine failure during a catapult shot from the carrier. Due to the heroics of rescue helicopter crew and the ship's hospital staff, the only permanent injury was the loss of one ear.

In its 33 years of grantmaking, RBCF has granted more than $880,000 to over 120 nonprofit programs that strengthen quality of life for all who live, work and enjoy Rancho Bernardo. For more information about Community Enhancement program grant guidelines, or to apply for a grant, visit SDFoundation.org/Grants. To become a member, visit the RBCF site or contact Trudy Armstrong at trudy@sdfoundation.org.

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The Regional Affiliate Program,





About the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation & the Regional Affiliate Program

including the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation, was established by The San Diego Foundation to create a regional network of affiliate foundations by leveraging local leadership, building endowments, increasing impactful philanthropy, and promoting civic engagement. Affiliates reside in Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Escondido, La Jolla, Oceanside, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, and 4S Ranch-Del Sur. The Regional Affiliate program has exceeded 1,000 members, established endowments of more than $5 million overall, and granted more than $6 million in total to nonprofit organizations throughout the region. About The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation inspires enduring philanthropy and enables community solutions to improve quality of life in our region. For more than 40 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1.2 billion to support nonprofit organizations and strengthen our San Diego community. Learn more at SDFoundation.org and consider a donation to the San Diego COVID19 Community Response Fund, helping nonprofits and San Diegans affected by the coronavirus pandemic.


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their trash off the ground and kept their belongings out of view under storage tents, and everyone slept in tents lined up neatly along the side of the street. Many of the tents along with other items were donated from community members.

Rodney McGough, who founded the camp in February, noticed the issues that exist among the homeless who stay in the area and wanted to make a change.

With the camp, he created what he calls a “trauma-informed safe center” to help stabilize people and allow them to come back from their senses.

“People cannot get jobs or even function correctly if they’re cycling through survival mode and coping mode,” McGough told The Coast News in early March. “What’s kept people out here is being told, ‘you can’t sleep here, oh you can’t sleep here either,’ which keeps them in survival mode, so they’re never stabilizing.”

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A motel voucher program had been circulating for weeks throughout the camp but it wasn’t until the Oceanside City Council meeting on April 7 that made the program official, along with a ban on camping and storing belongings on public property. The following morning, residents of the camp were given notices that the city would be cleaning up the camp in the following days. Around 6 a.m. on April 13, a swath of police officers walked down the street along with the encampment, signaling it was time to clear up.

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Only the Bold, the Best, and the Brightest, read The Paper

Editor’s Note: Recently, we received yet another note from a contented reader. He was in between trips but asked that we relay his thoughts and feelings to you, our reader.

He, too, has been a long time reader and claims the reason is because it makes him a more rounded person. He collects jokes from the Chuckles Column and is a hit at the parties he attends, usually after conquering a village or town . . .

The voucher program aims to provide temporary emergency lodging for unsheltered homeless individuals in the city. Previously, the city operated a similar program with 15 rooms that served 69 homeless residents and helped about 70% of them get into permanent housing.

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Homeless individuals were offered motel vouchers and referrals for drug counseling and other mental health resources.

The program will shelter those who need case management services but cannot be accommodated by the city’s Oceanside Bridge Apartments at this time.


No wonder he is so bold!

First, I discovered America. Then, I discovered The Paper!

Ever since I can remember I’ve had the burning desire to discover new places, new adventures. Because of this, I set out to discover a new country . . . and I was successful. I even ventured inland a great many miles where I discovered a place I called Minnesota. “This,” I thought, “would be a great place for Scandinavians.” So I headed back to Norway to recruit settlers. While I was gone, some clown named Columbus claimed he discovered America. Life ain’t fair. Except life also gives us The Paper. I read it whenever and wherever I go

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at 4163 Marvin St., Oceanside, Ca. 92056. Alma L. Gonzalez 4163 Marvin St.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9004922 The name of the business: MJL Real Estate Solutions, located at 638 Chesterfield Circle, San Marcos, CA. 92069. Registrant Information: Mark J. Loscher 638 Chesterfield Circle San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Mark J. Loscher Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/15/2021 4/01, 4/08, 4/15 & 4/22/21 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9005453 The name of the business: Palomar Pizzeria, located at 3265 Business Park Dr., Suite A, Vista, Ca. 92081. Registrant Information: Suberbia, Inc. 1495 Beechtree Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 2/1/21. /s/ Zelko Milasanovic Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/20/2021 4/01, 4/08, 4/15 & 4/22/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9005756 The name of the business: House of Nails, locatd at 7024 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA. 91945 Registrant Information: Trang Huynh 8996 Scorpius Way San Diego, Ca. 92126 This business is operated by a Limited Partnership. First day of business 3/08/2021 /s/ Trang Huynh Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/24/2021 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 & 4/29/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9004455 The name of the business:Homes of America. located at 1010 East Bobier Dr. #96, Vista, CA. 92084 Registrant Information: Catherine Marie Thompson 1010 East Bobier Dr., #96 Vista, CA. 92084 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Catherine Marie Thompson Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/11/2021 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 & 4/29/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9005355 The name of the business: HAFIDA Handcrafted, HAFIDA Candles, located at 1550 Kings Way, Escondido, Ca. 92027. Registrant Information: Yousra Elhachimi 1550 Kings Way Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 2/16/21 /s/ Yousra Elhachimi Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/20/2021 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 & 4/29/2021k

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9003334 The name of the business: Park Place Financial Group, located at 11622 El Camino Real, Suite 100, San Diego, CA. 92130. Registrant Information: Mortgage Solutions FCS, Inc. 2700 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Suite 255 Walnut Creek, CA. 94598 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 1/02/21 /s/ Ramon Walker, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/03/2021 4/01, 4/08, 4/15 & 4/22/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9005015 The name of the business: Homes by Claudia Encinas Brand Diversity Creatives, located at 1543 Northcrest Lane, Vista, CA. 92083. Registrant Information: Encinas + Mata Holdings, Inc. 1543 Northcrest Lane Vista, CA. 92083 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business n/a /s/ Claudia Encinas, President, Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/15/2021 4/01, 4/08, 4/15 & 4/22/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9004330 The name of the business: Legends BMW Automotive, located at 116 Azalea Dr., Suite E, Vista, CA. 92083. Registrant Information: Michael Joseph Khayat 1215 Tower Dr. Vista, CA. 92083 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Michael Joseph Khayat Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/11/2021 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 & 4/29/2021k FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9005456 The name of the business: CIG Realty, CIG Mortgage, located at 334 Via Vera Cruz Ste 101, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: CIG Realty 334 Via Vera Cruz Ste 101 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Benjie Benas, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/20/2021 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 & 4/29/2021k FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9004273 The name of the business: Handels’ Homemade Ice Cream, located at 109 S. Las Posas, Ste 102, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: CKW Enterprises, LLC 3949 Holmgrove Dr. Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 2/23/21. /s/ Travis Campbell, Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/10/2021 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 & 4/29/2021k

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9006927 The name of the business: Perceptions Interior Design, located at 1118 S. Pacific St. #F, Oceanside, CA. 92054 Registrant Information: Carolann Stark 1118 S. Pacific St., #F Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Carolann Stark Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/12/2021 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9006344

The name of the business: San Elijo



Psychological Services, located at

1240 San Elijo Road North, San Marcos, CA. 92078.

Registrant Information: Charmaine G. Lowe

1240 San Elijo Road North San Marcos, CA. 92078

This business is operated by an individual.

First day of business 12/24/2015 /s/ Charmaine G. Lowe

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/06/2021

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impaired, he remained on flight status and eventually became an Admiral. However, during his career he was always sensitive about his appearance.

One day the Admiral was interviewing two Navy Master Chiefs and a Marine Sergeant Major for his personal staff. The first Master Chief was a Surface Navy type and it was a great interview. At the end of the interview the Admiral asked him, "Do you notice anything different about me?" The Master Chief answered, "Why, yes, Admiral. I couldn't help but notice that you are missing your starboard ear, so I don't know whether this impacts your hearing on that side." The Admiral got very angry at this lack of tact and threw him out of his office. The next candidate, an Aviation Master Chief, when asked this same question, answered, "Well yes, Sir, you seem to be short one ear." The Admiral threw him out as well.

The third interview was with the Marine Sergeant Major. He was articulate, extremely sharp, and seemed to know more than the two Navy Master Chiefs put together. The Admiral wanted this guy but went ahead with the same question. "Do you notice anything different about me?" To his surprise, the Sergeant Major said, "Yes Sir. You wear contact lenses."

The Admiral was impressed and thought to himself, what an incredibly tactful Marine. "And how would you know that?" the Admiral asked. The Sergeant Major replied: "Well, sir, it's pretty hard to wear glasses with only one ear”. •••• I'm reminded of an old time television show that most young 'uns won't remember . . . "The Real McCoys." In the show, Walter Brennan played Grandpa McCoy . . . he had a hitch in his getalong and walked with kind of a funny limp and almost looked like a marionette with his arms going akimbo, limping heavily . . . plus he was an irascible cuss.



IN THE MATTER OF: Abby Orozco-Arroyo Date of Birth: 06/04/2008


RESPONDENT: Eduardo Orozco-Balderas To: Eduardo Orozco-Balderas

You are ordered to appear in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego, in Department N-23 at the court location indicated above on June 03, 2021 at 8:30AM to show cause why Abby Orozco-Arroyo should not be declared free from parental custody and control (for the purpose of placement for adoption) as requested in the petition. The hearing will be conducted by video or telephone at the North County Division, 325 S. Melrose Drive, Vista, CA. 92081. IMPORTANT; EDUARDO OROZCO-BALDERAS please call the court promptly for instruction on how to attend this hearing (760) 201-8720 M-F 8:30am - 11:30 am PST.

At the hearing, the judge will read the petition and, if requested, will explain the effect of the granting of the petition, any term or allegation contained therein and the nature of the proceeding, its procedures and possible consequences, and may continue the matter for not more than 30 days for the appointment of counsel or to give counsel time to prepare.

The court may appoint counsel to represent the minor whether or not the minor is able to afford counsel. If any parent appears and is unable to afford counsel, the court shall appoint counsel to represent each parent who appears unless such representation is knowingly and intelligently waived. Someone over the age of 18 - not the petitioner - must serve the other party with all the forms and complete a Proof of Service form, such as Proof of Service (JC Form #FL-330 or JC Form #FL-355), telling when and how the other party was served and file that with the court. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your pleading, if any, may be filed on time. Date: 4/7/2021 /s/Pamela M. Parker

Judge of the Superior Court

Attorney or party without attorney: Hector Daniel Caratachea 613 S. Twin Oak Valley Road #40 San Marcos, CA. 92078 Telephone 760.481.5747 DOP: 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 & 5/7/2021


Fast forward to today.

I have something wrong with my left hip. So guess who looks like Walter Brennan? My exwife and my eldest son got a good chuckle out of watching me hobble/limp along looking for all the world like Gramps McCoy. It's probably nothing and may go away ... but if it doesn't, I'll get myself to a doctor . . . maybe see a chiropractor first. Hmmmm... who do I know that's a chiropractor, and is a fellow Kiwanian? I know! Dr. Steve! (Heilman). Will have him check me out first.

I worry about a hip going out, and having to have hip replacement surgery. Perhaps it's something simple and Dr. Steve can just give a tug, a pull, and pop a vertebrate or two and I'll be right as rain.

Meanwhile, if you see me on the street . . . try not to laugh. •••• I was in a minor accident this morning. The driver of the other car was a midget. He got out of the car, came storming up to my car and bellowed, "I want you to know I'm really not happy!" I said, "Okay, well then which one are you?"

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