April 23, 2020
Volume 50 - No. 17
by lyle e davis
While we stay home and stay safe we still have the ability to dream; and plan for the future and its adventures. How about a fantasy escape?
How aboout, when this crisis is all over, we grab a plane and head for . . . Seattle?!
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Acapella group of AfroÂŠAmericans singing "challenge songs"; a group of about five, one of whom was in a wheel chair, hands clapping in rhythm, just singing the devil out of a song ... didn't catch the lyrics, but one singer would point to the other. . .whereupon the designated singer had to improvise the lyrics. . .far more enjoyable than the phony "rap" music that is, in fact, contrived. This exhibition was clearly extemporaneous. . .great big grins threatened to
break into laughter as one singer was designated as having the lead and he would jump right in, ripping the lyrics into a good natured fun song. Audience members gathered round the group joined in the clapping. One butchy looking gal was sucking on a toke. . .half stoned, and she would join in the clapping and would also try to sing along. . .but it's hard to sing along when you're stoned. . and particularly when it's an improvisation.
Better to let the group alone to do their thing. They do it best. Never did learn the name of the group. They are worth seeing. And hearing.
Further down the street the Inca players, a flute, a couple of guitars, some type of bass fiddle that was more like a guitar, a drum. . .and toe tapping music. I sometimes think these Inca musicians visit every city in the world. I saw them in Copenhagen,
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Denmark, in Oslo, Norway, in Seattle, WA., and in Escondido, California. Further down still, a couple of banjo players. . duelling good naturedly with one well known toe-tapper after the other.
Still further along a big black guy who would toot a kazoo made out of Pepsi and Coke paper cups, then sing. Not major league stuff but enough to cause you to pause, to listen, to smile, and then to move on and explore the many stalls of the Pike Street Market.
For those who haven't been there, the Pike Street Market It has to be seen to believe. Flowers, produce, fish, seafood of every descriptions, bric-a-
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!
Students in an advanced Biology class were taking their mid-term exam.
The last question was, 'Name seven advantages of Mother's Milk.’ The question was worth 70 points or none at all.
One student, in particular, was hard put to think of seven advantages. However, he wrote:
1) It is perfect formula for the child. 2) It provides immunity against several diseases. 3) It is always the right temperature. 4) It is inexpensive. 5) It bonds the child to mother, and vice versa.
brac, tee shirts, belts, knives, gems, honey, vinegars, candies, restuarants with food to go, sit-down restaurants, bakeries, everything under the sun all under one covered roof that beckons crowds from far and wide. . .folks who think nothing of bustling together shoulder to shoulder while they shop in this international meeting place and marketplace. One can quite easily spend a whole day in the Pike Street Market or you can be quite content with an hour. It's all in what you're looking for.
You could easily watch for an hour as fishmongers literally throw a salmon from a cart to the vendor waiting 15' away,
s t a n d i n g behind the counter, who catches it on the fly, wraps it in paper in one fluid motion, then throws it on the scale to weigh
6) It is always available as needed. And then the student was stuck. Finally, in desperation, just before the bell rang indicating the end of the test, he wrote: 7 ) It comes in two attractive containers and it's high enough off the ground where the cat can't get it. He got an A.
•••• A buddy of mine just told me he's getting it on with his girlfriend and her twin. I asked, "How can you tell them apart?" He said, "Her brother's got a moustache".
When I checked into my hotel on a recent trip, I said to the lady at the registration desk, "I hope the porn channel in my room is disabled. "
To which she replied, "No, it's regular porn, you sick bastard.” YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2020 when...
1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave. 2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years. 3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three. 4.. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
it and compute the charges. The show is repeated perhaps a hundred times a day yet never fails to draw a smile, an approving nod, or a chuckle from the audiences who gather round to watch the fun.
After a trip through the Pike Street Market it is but a short walk to the harbor where a number of fantastic restaurants abound. One of my favorites is Ivar's. They feature "acres of clams". A great traditional seafood restaurant, Ivar's has a sitdown restaurant with a view of the harbor and a superb menu, it also has two other adjacent restaurants, one specializing in aldersmoked salmon, the other more of a fast-food type. We chose the sit-down restaurant and gorged ourselves on a combination plate of Dungeness Crab, alder-smoked salmon, all preceded with the w o r l d f a m o u s Ivar's clam chowder and topped off with a fine glass (or two) of wine. Before settling in at Ivar's we toured "ye Old Curiousity Shoppe" - an emporium dealing with the odd, the unusual, the bizarre,
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have email addresses, or know how to text. 6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries ... 7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen 8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it 10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee 11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : ) 12 You're reading this and nodding and laughing. 13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message. 14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list. 15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list. IRISH ALZHEIMERS
Murphy showed up at Mass one Sunday and the priest almost fell down when he saw him. He'd never been to church in his life. After Mass, the priest caught up with him &
the - well, curious. Among its inventory is a mummified cowboy known as Sylvester. Round about 1856 his nude, mummified body was found in Arizona. He had been shot in the lower left rib cage area, just below the heart. The dry air and low humidity had provided for perfect conditions to cause mummification and you can quite clearly see his hair, his eyebrows, his eyelashes. You can also still see the bullet hole and the blood stain. Near him are several mummified women, one of whom still wears her stockings and boots. They are hopelessly out of style.
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said, "Murphy, I am so glad ya decided to come to Mass. What made ya come?"
Murphy said, "I got to be honest with you Father, a while back, I misplaced me hat and I really, really love that hat. I know that McGlynn had a hat just like mine and I knew he came to church every Sunday I also knew that he had to take off his hat during Mass and figured he would leave it in the back of the church. So, I was going to leave after Communion and steal McGlynn's hat." The priest said, "Well, Murphy, I notice that ya didn't steal McGlynn's hat. What changed your mind?"
Murphy replied, "Well, after I heard your sermon on the 10 Commandments I decided that I didn't need to steal McGlynn's hat after all."
With a tear in his eye the priest gave Murphy a big smile and said; "After I talked about 'Thou Shalt Not Steal' ya decided you would rather do without your hat than burn in hell, eh?" Murphy slowly shook his head. "No, Father, after ya talked about 'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery' I remembered where I left me hat."
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Shrunken heads from Ecuador, original antiques as well as reproductions, the store is packed with interesting items. One could spend several weeks in downtown Seattle and its harbor area, and still not see everything there is to see. Plus, there is all that back country to explore. Mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, sounds, bays. . .trees galore.
Seattle is but one stopping point in the great Northwest. Further on, Vancouver, British Columbia beckons. More beautiful backcountry, modern cities, warm and friendly people. But that's the subject of another memory.
Other Ideas for Travel to the Great Northwest
So much to see and do in the Northwest . . not only Seattle but Oregon, Vancouver, British Columbia, . . . how about catching a TransCanada train and riding the rails across the entire nation leaving Vancouver with a target destination of Toronto, or, even better, Montreal? Impressive sights along your route include Winnipeg, Manitoba’s capital and a rest stop for the train; the grand Battle River Valley; Alberta’s capital city of Edmonton; Jasper National Park; Pyramid Falls, so close to the train tracks it feels as though you can reach out and touch it; and, Mt. Robson, the tallest peak of the Canadian Rockies, visible on a clear day from your train car. With stops at tranquil lakes, dense forests, expanses of grasslands, verdant river valleys, and the majestic Canadian Rockies. This has always been one of my “dream trips” and I hope to take it one day. Train travel has become much more quiet and enjoyable than the old “clickety-clack” days. Quietly moving along the rails in luxuriously comfortable seats with plenty of fine food and drink always available. Time to get rid of cabin fever and hit the rails!
Recognizing Those Who Help
National emergencies bring out the best in us as Americans always step up to help those in need. During this coronavirus pandemic, individuals, non-profit organizations, and businesses are answering the call for help.
In our Assembly District 75, Abbott Laboratories, with a major facility in Temecula, is deeply involved in the medical response to the pandemic. Abbott has developed tests that can detect the disease in just a few minutes, and recently announced the launch of a new antibody test that can determine if a person was previously infected. 4 million of these tests will be delivered this month, with 20 million expected to be delivered each month beginning in June. Throughout our district, non-profits, churches, and many individuals, are rising to the challenge. In some cases, laid-off or furloughed workers have been making face masks in their homes for hospital workers and others on the front lines. Drivethrough food distribution centers have been set up, and people have been volunteering to go grocery shopping for their elderly or infirm neighbors who should stay at home. We must also remember thousands
of local healthcare workers, delivery drivers, store clerks and so many more who are providing essential services for the rest of us. Thankfully, the list of those answering the call is a long one. These acts of kindness and sacrifice should be recognized and encouraged. Do you know a local individual or organization that should be recognized for outstanding community service? Please help me recognize those working tirelessly to ensure that we get through these challenging times. Submit your nominations and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. gov or via the “contact me” section on my website at www.asm.ca.gov/75
It is truly an honor to serve the amazing people of this district. 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.
The Pastor Says
dropped in on services in three states and could have added more. I’ve been “attending” a Conference Call Bible Class on Sundays and soon will be “hosting” one for the Bible Study I have been leading for several years. Like everywhere else these days, there is a “new normal” in the church.
Pastor Tom Fry (retired) Church of the Nazaene The Church
I often look back at past columns to make sure I don’t repeat myself, a professional hazard among preachers. I had to chuckle, then, at the April, 2018 column, “Techno Church.” I lamented that on-line giving could be the beginning of the end of face to face church. I wrote, “Podcasts replace the sermon, You Tube instead of a worship band, announcements on the website or Facebook, and now a smart phone has replaced the offering plates.”
And just two years later, it has become reality. It isn’t all bad. On Easter Sunday, I
Some pastors are reporting 5 or 10 times more “views” on their digital platforms than they had people in their services before the “stay at home” orders. What will happen when “stay at home” orders and “social distancing” are relaxed?
Churches may decide to keep their digital platforms and conference calls especially for those for whom “stay at home” was already a barrier to church attendance
Perhaps the same curiosity that caused people to tune in to the digital church will lead them to show up when churches open their doors once again. There was a similar spike in attendance around New York City after the terrorist attacks on September 11. Clergy reported that increased attendance lasted until just after Christmas and then slowly returned to pre 9-11 levels.
5th District Supervisor
Bringing Businesses Back
While we continue to stay at home and are doing a great job flattening the curve, I have a favor to ask. I want to hear from business owners. We know many businesses are on the brink of going under and we are trying to do all we can to help them. We’ve created a website, SanDiegoBackToWork.com and are asking for your ideas in opening our economy back up. Your input on how the County of San Diego can help get businesses open is important. While I'm not a public health official, I look to them to make decisions based on scientific data. Meanwhile, we can all begin to look towards the future so that when we turn the corner on this virus, we can get businesses open right away.
Our goal is to build a coalition of business industries willing to make a commitment to having a plan in place for opening that will protect their employees and customers. For restaurant owners, would you be willing to have your staff wear masks, gloves and reduce capacity? What about take customers temperatures before they enter? For retailers, would you be willing to have your staff wear masks, gloves and also reduce capacity? These are the questions we want to know.
For the foreseeable future, it won’t be life as usual. We all need to adapt and I’m hoping to take that message to the public health officials. So far, I’ve heard from hundreds of business owners willing to change in order to bring their businesses back online. Go to, SanDiegoBackToWork.com and let me know if you’re willing to join!
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about the roles I didn’t get?”
About Oceanside Theatre Company: OTC is the professional production company in residence at the historic Sunshine Brooks Theater at the heart of the Oceanside, California, Cultural District. OTC Produces a four-show mainstage theater season in the 198-seat venue, as well as a music series featuring jazz, classical, blues, country, and American roots music, and ongoing play readings in the adjacent black box theater, Studio 219. To learn more visit www.oceansidetheatre.org.
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Live Online Concert on Friday, April 24 - The Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC) and Scripps Ranch Theatre (SRT) will present a live online concert, the "Callback Queen", starring Luke Monday, on Friday, April 24th at 7:30pm. The event will be hosted on the ZOOM platform. The audience will log in from the comfort of their home anytime after 7pm. The performance will start at 7:30pm. This is a "pay what you can" event. Suggested donation is $10. All proceeds will support the performers, SRT and OTC. For updated information, visit http://oceansidetheatre.org/callbackqueen. West Coast native Luke Monday proudly presents CALLBACK QUEEN. Based on his real-life experiences in show biz, CALLBACK QUEEN weaves together Monday’s hilarious audition stories with iconic songs from Wicked, Jersey Boys, Moulin Rouge, and more. Accompanied on piano by JD Dumas, CALLBACK QUEEN takes the audience on a musical journey that asks the question, “What
Republican Leader Waldron Named to Economic Recovery Task Force
Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron has been appointed to Governor Gavin Newsom's newly-created Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery
The task force will be focused on California's economic recovery amid the COVID-19 crisis. Waldron, a small business owner, will serve along former governors, titans of industry and other leaders to help lead Californians through the long recovery ahead. "It is an honor to serve our state during this difficult time," Waldron said. "As the owner of a small retail manufacturing apparel business for 25 years, I am excited to help hardworking California families and businesses recover and thrive." Integral Communities Donates 500 Face Masks to Palomar Medical Center
Integral Communities, a California real estate developer with several successfully built projects in San Diego County and others to come including the proposed Palomar Heights community, today announced a partnership with Rais Case, an Oceanside-based hand-
For information or to join the Arts Impact Team, contact Executive Director, Lori J. Butler at email@example.com or call 760-224-2074. Scripps Ranch Theatre produces a 5 show mainstage season in their intimate 128 seat space. SRT has a thriving Educational Program that tours across San Diego Schools and also provides an annual summer camp in partnership with the YMCA. To learn more, visit www.scrippsranchtheatre.org
More Resources for Non-profits Alliance for Regional Solutions announced that the City of Oceanside was awarded an emergency contract to produce and provide meals to home bound seniors and the food insecure of Oceanside. They need some help in getting these meals directly to people in need in Oceanside. If your organization works with this population and would like to help with the distribution of these meals, contact Sarah Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 760.435.5830.
Let's Stay Connected - A message received from The Elizabeth Hospice: "A ray of sunshine, A touch of kindness, The lightness of hope." In this time of social distancing, feelings of community, hope and compassion are more important than ever as we work together to overcome the challenges created by the COVID-19
pandemic. These feelings lift our spirits and provide comfort in the face of uncertainty, just as Wings of Hope, our butterfly release ceremony, has done over many years for those affected by grief. Your health and well-being are our highest priority, which is why we have decided to postpone Wings of Hope until it is safe for us to gather together. If you have already RSVP'd for Wings of Hope, we will be reaching out to you directly. For questions, please contact Tylie Daniels at email@example.com or 760.796.3708. Although we are separated by distance during COVID-19, The Elizabeth Hospice is still here to support your emotional health. We encourage you to read, exercise and talk with friends and family members. Here’s a link to some additional selfcare tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/selfcare.asp. Virtual Art Gallery Tour of "Pop!" Exhibit - The Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC), the resident professional theatre company at the Historic Brooks Theatre, hosts its first virtual gallery tour of the "Pop!" exhibit through the end of April. The exhibit, housed in the Lobby Gallery at the Brooks, coincided with OTC's Sweet Charity, which closed after one weekend due to the COVID-19 health emergency. All art is for sale, and a number of the artists are donating their proceeds to support Oceanside Theatre Company. Each exhibition at the Gallery is carefully selected to explore and enrich the theatrical performances and music concerts produced by the Oceanside Theatre Company. Artists throughout San Diego County have the opportunity to show their work. Our current display of POP art was a nod to the 1960’s style and setting of Sweet Charity. Arts organizations participating in the “Pop!” exhibit include: ● Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance ● Sargent Art Group ● Oceanside Friends
made goods artisan shop, to fund the manufacturing of 500 protective face masks for Palomar Hospital. The facility announced last week plans to house a federal field hospital for COVID-19 specific treatment, as surges of patients are anticipated in the coming weeks among a limited supply of personal protective equipment.
Integral, which prides itself on building communities designed for local connection, answered Palomar Health Foundation’s call for assistance in securing washable face masks by reaching out to Rais
of Art ● The Foundry ● Carlsbad Oceanside Art League (COAL). Please contact Carol Naegele for art purchases: firstname.lastname@example.org; Oceanside Theatre Company * 217 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054 * 760-433-8900, or www.oceansidetheatre.org.
We Are Among Heroes - In these past few weeks of life under lockdown, the importance of community has been continually underscored. We remain physically distanced from friends, family and colleagues, yet our community has found countless ways to display an outpouring of support for the work that goes on every day at Rady Children’s; support for the ongoing obligations of caring for the medical needs of the region’s children, as well as the unprecedented work our experts are tackling in the wake of the coronavirus.
In an incredible act of generosity, The Conrad Prebys Foundation on Thursday announced a $350,000 challenge grant to benefit COVID-19 efforts at Rady Children’s. The grant, when coupled with additional community investments, will accelerate our ability to create critically needed 3D-printed nasal swabs, protective face shields and other in-demand materials, and bolster our investment in protecting frontline care providers, patients and families while fighting the effects of COVID-19. The Prebys Foundation grant is just one of the many thoughtful ways our community is uniting behind the brave and essential work of Hospital staff; I encourage you to read about more opportunities to support our caregivers. Challenge Accepted: While many of its spring fundraising events in support of the Hospital were postpned, the Rady Children's Hospital Auxiliary acted swiftly to launch its own peer-to-peer fundraising challenge and help meet the match offered
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Case, a local business they’ve worked with over the years. The first batch of eco-cotton reusable face masks is expected to be delivered early next week. The masks will be provided to Palomar Health employees who are working in nonpatient areas. Although these masks are not the equivalent of an N95 mask, they are extremely helpful in limiting exposure for employees who are interacting with members of the public. “We wanted to support the health care workers in this time of crisis,” a company spokesman said.
Letters to the Editor The John Wooden Story
Mr. Davis, while reading "my daily bread" John Wooden`s strategy is mentioned. Thought I would mention it since this week’s story is all about Mr Wooden. Honorable men deserve honorable mention. Great story. Angelo Caruso San Marcos, CA.
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The Song That Saved His Life
One of the most popular songwriters of the “Greatest Generation” was Hugh Martin, who lived out the last two decades of his life in Encinitas, CA.
Hugh was a gentle man who wrote the iconic holiday song, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” He wrote others, of course, but it was “… Merry Little Christmas” that placed him in the all- time most requested category.
We think it’s worthwhile to explore other avenues of adventure, of planning for the near future, when it is all over, and life returns to close to being normal.
Probably one of the better commentaries on the state we have been in and are in today is contained within this week’s column by dear friend Paul Van Middlesworth, owner, together with his wife (and boss) Nome, of The Computer Factory in San Marcos. Being an essential business they have remained open for the duration, seeing that computers are serviced and repaired and in good order.
Paul always has been something of a visionary and I like what he has to say in this week’s column, I commend it to you. You’ll find it on page 8 of this week’s edition. Take a look, read, absorb, and have a good thinking session.
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Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” in his command, he ordered Hugh transferred to a Special Services unit well behind the lines. The general did not want to lose such a national treasure.
Meanwhile, in a bit of escapism, we invite you to read our cover story and fantasize a bit about what it might be like to board a plane or train and head for the Great Northwest . . . lots to see and do . . . miles and miles of beautiful scenery to see and absorb . . .great resorts . . . great hotels . . . great backcountry . . .great fishing, both fresh water and ocean . . . think of it! When life gets back to near normal we can LIVE again! Our thanks to all of the essential busineses that have stayed open during this trying time, and to our first responders and hospital workers . . . and neighbors who are helping neighbors. It’s trying times like these when we sometimes learn a valuable lesson. This actually is a pretty good old world we live in . . with lots of wonderful people. Now, start planning on your getaway vacation!
While Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” continues to be the best-selling holiday song of alltime, it is “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” that, today, remains the most-played and mostrequested holiday song of all time. Hugh’s song is everywhere during the holiday season. It’s used in popular-play music, in advertising, on radio, and television.
Hugh wrote the song for the classic film, “Meet Me In St. Louis,” starring Judy Garland and Tom Drake. He wrote all three songs for that movie: “The Trolley Song,” “The Boy Next Door,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” How did it save his life?
It was 1944, at the height of World War II, when Hugh finished the three songs for the film and then joined the U.S. Army. He was a man who was slight in stature and far from any rough and tumble G.I. When the movie came out with Garland singing the song, it was an instant hit. It shot straight to the top of the Hit Parade. By that time, Hugh was in Europe near the front lines in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium. “Tom, I was the worst soldier to every don a uniform and carry a rifle … which I had to have help in taking apart to clean.”
When the commanding general of Hugh’s unit found out he had the man who wrote the hit “Have
Each year, “Meet Me In St. Louis” is among the holiday movies played on television. Right up until his death, Hugh continued to receive large royalty checks every year from the playing and selling of his Christmas song. Popular pianist and friend Kevin Cole, who was a frequent long-time friend and visitor to Hugh’s home, told me he could attest to the huge royalty checks Hugh received each year for that one song. “I’ve seen a few of those checks,” Kevin said. “They all were in the six-figure amount.” Hugh Martin died Aug. 11, 2011, at the age of 97. He was a talented, kindly man from Birmingham, Alabama, who was a good friend. I miss him -- we all should miss his talent.
CHRISTMAS MEANING – The late Frank Imbilli, a retired Oceanside firefighter, attended church every Sunday, but never missed a chance to get in a quip or two for this column. Such was the case at one Christmas mass at St. Mary’s By the Sea Catholic church. “I go early to get my usual seat,” Frank told me. “Weather permitting the celebrating priest is outside, greeting parishioners. As I approached, I could hear that he was asking people a question.” When Frank got up to the priest, he asked: “Frank, what does Christmas mean to you?” Without missing a beat, Frank replied: "It means that Santa Anita opens tomorrow.” GREAT QUOTES: “How do they know?” – Dorothy Parker, when told President Calvin Coolidge had died.
SCAG SEZ: “A table mate who's mind is slipping somewhat of late observed the other day that, ‘if it weren't for Thomas Edison, we'd be watching television by candlelight.’” -- Cecil Scaglione,
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A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones
Two ways to support local businesses today
The coronavirus pandemic is impacting everyone in the San Marcos community, including our local business owners and employees. The City of San Marcos launched a $3 million short-term business loan program to support our local businesses, and we’ve heard from residents who want to know how they can best support San Marcos businesses, too. Here are two simple ways that you can directly support local businesses while following all current public health orders. 1. Order take-out or delivery Visit the City's website for a list of San Marcos restaurants, breweries, wineries and grocery stores that are open. You can also find information about special market hours for senior citizens. See the list at www.sanmarcos.net/businesses. 2. Grab a gift card Consider purchasing a gift card at your favorite restaurant, store or hotel to send to a friend or treat yourself at a later date. Many businesses are selling gift cards on their websites, so you can purchase one from the comfort of home.
Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” Mcnamara Greetings Escondido,
If you haven’t noticed, the arch over Grand Avenue was lit on Saturday night. There was an official ceremony planned but it was cancelled because of the COVID 19 assembly restrictions. That said, a number of folks thought it should be lit and that information was passed to the Escondido Community Foundation which donated the arch to the city. The decision was made to light the arch in honor of our frontline workers, and first responders as a beacon of hope. I think it looks great, and I love the symbolism. For me it has a Ft McHenry feel to it. We are being assaulted by this virus but when the “dawn” comes Escondido will still be here.
I’m very proud of our community in its compliance with the guidelines, and our city staff whose common sense approach has avoided those headlines where city’s are using draconian measures and fines to keep order. We should feel proud of ourselves and stay the course. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe!
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by The Conrad Prebys Foundation challenge grant. They have already raised $9,585 of a $30,000 goal. Our experts thrive because of your support, and that of your friends and neighbors. I urge you to please continue showing your appreciation for this challenging and important work in social media using the hashtag #HeroesInOurHouse and, if you are able, through your generous donations to the Hospital’s Greatest Needs Fund. I can assure you that you are energizing our workforce and giving us all something to celebrate during this unprecedented time. Thank you for being a hero to Rady Children’s caregivers, just as our caregivers are heroes to those they serve.
San Diego Habitat for Humanity ReStore is Online - Our four brick and mortar ReStore locations are still closed, but we're pleased to announce the launch of our brand new online ReStore! The ReStore team is scouring stores for the best deals, and posting them for sale here so we can continue to offer you quality, affordable home maintenance items and decor while we all #StayHome. Shipping is free. Visit https://shopsandiegorestore.org/ For more information, contact Habitat at (619) 283-4663, or sandiegohabitat.org,
We're All #InThisTogether - As our community faces the COVID-19 crisis, the safety-net services provided by San Diego Humane Society are essential. We’re proud to be saving animal lives every day, while taking the necessary precautions to protect our staff, volunteers and guests. Our work for the animals continues, no matter what else is going on in the world — and we’re all #InThisTogether. Visit the Humane Society website for a special message from president, Dr. Gary Weitzman as he gives you a look at how they've been adapting to care for animals in need, or contact them at 619.299.7012, if you can help.
Update for Escondido Senior Travel Service - The Senior Travel Office is closed at least until June 1st, due to the Coronavirus. The next Travel Meeting, hopefully, will be on Monday, June 8th at 1pm in the Auditorium. The Senior Travel is a service of the Escondido Senior Center Enterprise, Inc, located at 210 Park Avenue, Escondido, 92025. Some of the trips that had to be cancelled have been rescheduled later in the year. If further changes need to be made, you will be notified. A list of the upcoming trips will be published here sometime in May. Please stay home and stay healthy! San Diego Foundation Grants $1 Million to Nonprofits - The San Diego Foundation
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
What lifts our spirits during this time is the simple acts of kindness occurring throughout Vista. Several local businesses are stepping up to help during the crisis. For example, Misadventure Distillery stopped production of their vodka and instead has begun producing much needed hand sanitizers; the Vista Costco is helping secure goods for our first responders; and Raising Cane’s delivered food to our six fire stations. The Moonlight Amphitheatre’s costumers sewed masks for city employees who still need to interact with the public, such as the Senior Center when delivering meals and Public Works crews in the field. There’s also news about neighbors checking on elderly or at-risk neighbors and others serenading those celebrating birthdays, and still others donating goods or volunteering at the North County Food Bank.
While these times remain uncertain, one thing is constant. The unique and giving spirit of our community! Stay Well and stay informed at CityofVista.com/COVD19. Oceanside - Mayor Peter Weiss
The Oceanside Public Library is currently closed for walk-in service, but has an abundance of eResources available.
Through online apps, Library cardholders can access eBooks, eAudio books, eMagazines, movies, music and more.
Additionally, the Library offers live tutoring and homework help through the HelpNow database accessible on the Library’s eResources web page . The Library is also conducting online story times with our popular and creative librarians Monday through Friday on Instagram and Facebook stories. Additionally, the Library is in the process of delivering material to the community that was placed 'On Hold' before March 20 with the help of dedicated staff and the Library’s courier van. We remain committed to delivering the same level of quality service that our community relies on through our virtual platforms.
recently announced $1 million in additional rapid response grants to local nonprofit organizations providing food security and financial assistance to seniors, children, restaurant workers and other vulnerable populations through the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund. To date, the Fund has granted $2.7 million to San Diego organizations working on the frontline to support individuals, families and communities impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Thanks to the generosity of more than 1,946 individuals, companies, foundations and donors at The San Diego Foundation, the San Diego COVID19 Community Response Fund has raised $8.3 million and in one week earned a $500,000 match from the Halicioglu Family Foundation to support San Diegans in need. Recent donations also include $200,000 from Genentech, $150,000 from Wells Fargo and $100,000 from the Colonel Frank C. Wood Memorial Fund at The San Diego Foundation. The $1 million in additional grant funding includes $330,000 to San Diego Hunger Coalition, $300,000 of which will go immediately to support school districts through the Hunger Free Kids COVID Response Initiative, a partnership between the Coalition and other regional leaders and organizations dedicated to providing food assistance for San Diegans in times of need. Together with partners in education, hunger relief, public health, government and philanthropy, the Hunger Free Kids COVID Response Initiative will leverage the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund grant with existing govern-
ment-funded nutrition programs to meet the increased need for food assistance among San Diego children and to provide safe working environments for staff and volunteers. “We have seen incredible courage and innovation on the part of school district nutrition service directors countywide, who have sprung into action to help students in need,” shared Anahid Brakke, Executive Director of San Diego Hunger Coalition. “We applaud The San Diego Foundation for directing funds to our region’s school districts. This grant funding will be matched ten-fold by jumpstarting the flow of federally-funded school meals back into our hunger relief system.” The grant to the San Diego Hunger Coalition is made possible thanks to the Bosch Milk Fund at The San Diego Foundation, a donor-advised fund created by the late philanthropist Anita Bosch to provide meal assistance to San Diego school children who might be otherwise undernourished. "Lost access to school meals due to COVID-19 has placed thousands of San Diego school children at risk of going hungry,” shared Mark Stuart, President & CEO of The San Diego Foundation. “The Hunger Free Kids COVID Response Initiative and its leaders are working diligently with San Diego County school districts to deliver vital nutrition to our some of our youngest and most vulnerable residents.”
NOTICE OF INTENDED DECISION (Administrative)
The Planning Division Manager of the City of San Marcos has considered the proposed project and does intends to APPROVE the Director’s Permit DP19-0030 on May 04, 2020. Project No.: DP19-0030 Applicant(s): John Cobain, Calvary Chapel La Costa Hills Request: Director’s Permit Renewal to allow for the continued operation of a 6,182 square foot place of assembly (church) facility at 1739 Melrose Drive, Suite 102 within an existing building in the Light Industrial (L-I) Zone of the Questhaven/La Costa Community Plan Area. Environmental Determination: In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City of San Marcos did find the project Categorically Exempt (EX20-058) pursuant to Section 15301 Class 1 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), in that this is an existing facility with no expansion. Location of the Property: 1739 Melrose Drive, Suite 102, more particularly described as: Parcel 3 of Parcel Map No. 16174, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, State of California, on August 3, 1990, as instrument number 90-0425705 of Official Records. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 223-030-97-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Jordan Yanke, Assistant Planner by calling 760-7441050 extension 3204 or via email email@example.com. NOTICE: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Manager to the Planning Commission provided the appeal fee is paid ($20 for residents; $1,155 for nonresidents) and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the decision (due no later than 5:30 PM on May 14, 2020). The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City’s Planning Commission will then consider the filed appeal/s at a later public hearing. The Planning Division can be contacted at 760-744-1050, extension 3233 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92069, or call 760-744-1050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 04/23/2020.
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NOTICE OF INTENDED DECISION (Administrative)
The Planning Division Manager of the City of San Marcos has considered the proposed project and does intends to APPROVE the Director’s Permit DP19-0029 on May, 04, 2020. Project No.: DP19-0029 Applicant(s): Genesis Read, Genesis Fitness Training Request: Director’s Permit to allow for the operation of a 3,462 square foot personal service facility (Fitness Center) within an existing industrial building located at 737 Windy Point Drive, Suite E in the Light Industrial (L-I) Zone. Environmental Determination: In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City of San Marcos did find the project Categorically Exempt (EX20057) pursuant to Section 15301 Class 1 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), in that this is an existing facility with no expansion. Location of the Property: 737 Windy Point Drive, Suite E, more particularly described as: Parcel C of Parcel Map No. 20361 in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, State of California, on September 21, 2007. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 218-110-27-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Jordan Yanke, Assistant Planner by calling 760-7441050 extension 3204 or via email email@example.com. NOTICE: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Manager to the Planning Commission provided the appeal fee is paid ($20 for residents; $1,155 for non-residents) and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the decision (due no later than 5:30 PM on May 14, 2020). The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City’s Planning Commission will then consider the filed appeal/s at a later public hearing. The Planning Division can be contacted at 760-744-1050, extension 3233 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92069, or call 760-744-1050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 04/23/2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9007310 The name of the business, Rufus Builder Services Inc., located at 3863 Flowerwood Lane, Fallbrook, Ca. 92028. This business is registered by: Rufus Builder Services Inc. 3863 Flowerwood Lane Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 2/6/2020 /s/ Kimberly A. Richards, CEO/President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/09/2020. 4/23, 4/30, 5/7 & 5/14/2020
CITY OF SAN MARCOS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (IT RFP20-01) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) SERVICES ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS AND DATABASES SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT (SME)
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency or City, invites proposals for the above stated Project and will be available on line via PlanetBids. Proposals are due up to the hour of 4:00 p.m. on MAY 19, 2020. PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING None. WORK DESCRIPTION The City is seeking the services of qualified firm(s) to provide professional information technology services as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) with regard to the City’s enterprise software applications and databases. LOCATION OF WORK Citywide. TERM Initial four (4) years with options to renew. AVAILABILITY OF DOCUMENTS The City uses PlanetBids to post and receive bids/proposals. Only vendors that are registered will be eligible to submit a bid/proposal for formal solicitations with the City. PlanetBids is accessible via the City’s website and direct link provided below and provides all documents at no cost to bidders/proposers. http://www.san-marcos.net OR https://www.planetbids.com/p ortal/portal.cfm?CompanyID= 39481 GENERAL The company to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such company, shall hereby ensure that minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids for subcontracts. Further, there shall be no discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, or sex. PD 4/23/20
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2020-00013603-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Frankie Leron Love, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Frankie Leron Love; proposed name: Frankie Lavon Love. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 5/5/2020 8:30a.m., Department 23. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081, North County Superior Court.. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated: 3/13/2020 /s/ Sim von Kalinowski, Judge of the Superior Court 3/26, 4/02, 4/09 & 4/16/2020
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (ADMIN RFP20-01) PRINTING AND MAILING SERVICES FOR CITY RECREATION GUIDE – SAN MARCOS 360°
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency or City, invites proposals for the above stated Project and will be available on line via PlanetBids. Proposals are due up to the hour of 4:00 p.m. on May 13, 2020. PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING None. WORK DESCRIPTION The work consists of printing and mailing services of the City’s Recreation Guide, San Marcos 360°. LOCATION OF WORK Citywide. ESTIMATED BUDGET The estimated overall budget is $36,000/year. TERM Five Years. AVAILABILITY OF DOCUMENTS The City uses PlanetBids to post and receive bids/proposals. Only vendors that are registered will be eligible to submit a bid/proposal for formal solicitations with the City. PlanetBids is accessible via the City’s website and direct link provided below and provides all documents at no cost to bidders/proposers. http://www.san-marcos.net OR https://www.planetbids.com/po rtal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=3 9481 GENERAL The company to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such company, shall hereby ensure that minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids for subcontracts. Further, there shall be no discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, or sex. PD 4/23/20
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9005777 The name of the business, IML Trucking, located at 1042 Bartlett Dr., Vista, CA. 92084. This business is registered by: IML Trucking, LLC 1042 Bartlett Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 4/20/16. /s/ Ignacio Lopez Mendoza, Pesident Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/05/2020. 4/02, 4/09, 4/16 & 4/23/20
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9007059 The name of the business, Mr. Detail the Shop, MadeRight Manufacturing, located at 2470 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: MRPDT, LLC 2470 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Suite B Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company.. First day of business n/a. /s/ Benjamin Nelson, Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/20/2020. 4/16, 4/23, 4/30 & 5/7/2020
Pet Parade Gabby is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 5 year old, 65 pound, female, Husky mix.
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Jane is an English Spot Rabbit looking for a new home. She is a little on the shy side and needs time to warm up. She does not enjoy certain types of handling, so she would benefit from a rabbitsavvy owner. She is
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9004139 The name of the business, Cashmere Hair, located at 6652 Surf Crest St., Carlsbad, Ca. 92011. This business is registered by: Lucky Happy Love, Inc. 6652 Surf Crest Street Carlsbad, CA. 92011 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 3/01/2013 /s/ Rachel Koren, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/14/2020. 2/27, 3/5, 3/12 & 3/19/2020 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9007469 The name of the business, Oceanside Buggy Bath Carwash, Oceanside Buggy Bash Mini Mart, located at 2946 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is registered by: Lemkey Enterprises, Inc. 2903 Vista Mariana Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 6/01/1990. /s/ John C. Lemkey, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/15/2020. 4/23, 4/30, 5/07 & 5/14 /2020
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9006360 The name of the Dino’s Barbershop, located at 3184 Adams Ave., San Diego, Ca. 92116. This business is registered by: Dino James Mitroff 4665 36th St. San Diego, CA. 92116 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Dino James Mitroff Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/11/2020. 4/09, 4/16, 4/23 & 4/30/2020
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But we did take drastic measures and our unprecedented reaction to the anticipation of this pandemic has had far greater impact on us, our culture and economy than the disease itself. We cancelled all elective medical procedures and closed down restaurants, bars, casinos, schools, sporting events, churches, gyms, beaches, hiking trails, courts, conventions, fairs, exhibitions, civic organizations, libraries, social clubs and all sorts of events. We told people to stay home, not gather together in groups larger than ten, stay six feet apart and wear masks in public. We are in the middle of it now but what will we take away from our massive reaction to the Covid19 scare? What has it done to us and what kind of subtle changes will it bring? Have some fun. Sit down with your family or a few friends and brainstorm the possible impact of the “CE”. It can be a fun game. Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling.
Marginal businesses fail every year. The “CE” will accelerate that process. Is that a good thing or bad thing? Will (CE) free up capital,
resources and human talent for more productive applications? Since the days when Socrates instructed Plato, our education system has morphed into an expensive bloated bureaucracy. Has “CE” revealed electronic alternatives to classroom teaching? Will people be more or less likely to resume old habits and pastimes like casinos, bars, movies, plays, sports events and social and civic organizations? The realization that the supply of critical materials can be disrupted by a political agenda has forced America to consider more self sourcing. What impact will that have on American automation, employment and technology? The success of “CE’s” work from home effort is causing businesses to rethink their need for office space. Combine that with the “Amazon effect” and we may have billions of square feet of unneeded commercial space. What can we do with it? Housing? Millions of people who never used Internet social and business meeting applications are Zooming and Skyping. How will that change our lives?
“CE” has started us down a path that may significantly change our lives for the better. Since America is the most seriously impacted, America should be the greatest beneficiary of this revolution. Let’s get started.