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April 29, 2021

Volume 51 - No. 17

By Sam Lowe

“We take every precaution to make sure there are no injuries,” Ron Nix said as he ran the nylon strap up my leg and wrapped it around my waist. “We don't want to get hurt, and I'm sure you don't want to get hurt.”

He got that right. Not getting hurt is an old family tradition, honed through the years by parents, grandparents and forefathers, all of whom avoided treacherous situations that might have produced The Paper - 760.747.7119

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injury, pain and anything else even remotely associated with the prospect of bodily harm.

Nix, whose resume included the term “movie stunt actor,” kept talking as he cinched the strap around my middle, trying to reassure me that I hadn't been conned into doing this because when he asked if I wanted to go for a ride with a stuntman, I thought he meant sitting inside a pickup truck racing over the desert, not being dragged behind one.

“You won't get hurt,” he said.

“You already said that,” I responded. “You won't,” he claimed.

“What happens if I do?” I inquired.

“Always remember that cowboys don't cry,” he replied with a grin.

Nix and Tom Noga, who also did this kind of work for a living, rigged the straps and demonstrated how to cut myself loose in a hurry by

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pulling a release wire. They said if anything goes wrong, pull the release wire. I pulled the release wire. They said I should wait until the ride began. Then Nix handed me sets of rubberized knee and elbow guards and told me to put them on over my shirt and pants. “Usually, these go under the clothing so the folks watching the movie don't know about them,” he said. “We wouldn't want to ruin our he-man images.”

As if on cue, Noga rolled up his


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shirt sleeve to show off a couple of wounds he had recently received while doing this particular stunt. It didn't do much for my confidence. If a pro can get banged up like that, my chances of escaping unscathed would be minimal. “They'll be healed by Sunday,” Noga added with disarming nonchalance. “At least, they better be. I'm going to ride anyway, even if they aren't.”

He was part of a gathering of movie and television stuntmen scheduled to participate in a rodeo at “A Day in the West,” a movie ranch owned and operated by Nix, who had appeared in countless movies doing stuff like this. They would participate in five events – falling off a galloping horse, being dragged behind a horse, jumping on top of a bull from horseback, falling off a roof and barrel racing. Amanda Blake, who portrayed Miss Kitty on the television series “Gunsmoke,” was mistress of ceremonies. Her duties didn't include being dragged behind a pickup truck. Nix finished harnessing me and asked if I had any questions. I did.

I opened with, “What if we hit a tree stump?” “This is the desert,” Nix said. “There aren't any trees out here.”

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

BEST POEM IN THE WORLD

I was shocked, confused, bewildered as I entered Heaven's door, not by the beauty of it all,... nor the lights or its decor. But it was the folks in Heaven who made me sputter and gasp-the thieves, the liars, the sinners, the alcoholics and the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade who swiped my lunch money twice. Next to him was my old neighbor who never said anything nice. Bob, who I always thought was rotting away in hell, was sitting pretty on cloud nine, looking incredibly well.

I nudged Jesus, 'What's the deal?

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“How fast will we be going?” I asked as he headed toward the cab of the pickup. “We go slow,” Nix answered.

“How slow is slow?” I queried.

eyes and my hair and under my fingernails and down my throat and into my armpits.

The Author, Sam Lowe

After about 25 yards, Nix yelled back, “Pull the release wire!”

“Two miles an hour?” I asked, almost hopefully.

He didn't have to say it twice. I pulled, it worked. Nix and Noga fought their way through the cloud of dust I had manufactured, unstrapped me and said I had, in their words, done good.

“Drive carefully,” I admonished, trying not to show fear.

My reply was terse, short, direct, succinct and to the point.

Sam Lowe is a long-time newspaper reporter, editor, columnist, adventurer, bon-vivant and raconteur. He also is a pretty good story-teller!

Saw a cute note on the back of an old VW van yesterday:

The couple produces photos of their 50-foot motor home, which is clean and well maintained and equipped with a beautiful nursery.

“Slow,” Nix said with just a trace of annoyance. “The truck won't go that slow,” he responded.

Nix explained that under normal circumstances, a movie camera would be mounted on the back of the truck so that on film, it would look like I was being dragged by a runaway horse. I already knew that, having seen a multitude of old western movies where the hero is supposedly being dragged behind a horse but there were tire tracks visible in the scene. However, worried that Nix might be so upset about me having this bit of insider information that he'd make the pickup go faster, I said nothing.

“Think you'd like to do this for a living?” Nix asked.

But I did sound a little bit like Gary Cooper when I said, “Nope.”

Then he jumped into the drivers seat, revved the engine and took off. True to his word, he didn't go very fast. Just fast enough to get dirt in my face. And up my nose. And down the back of my shirt and the front of my jeans and into my underwear and my boots and my I would love to hear Your take. How'd all these sinners get up here? God must've made a mistake!.'

'And why is everyone so quiet, so somber - give me a clue.' 'Hush, child,' He said, 'they're all in shock. No one thought they'd be seeing you.'

I've been charged with murder for killing a man with sandpaper. To be honest I only intended to rough him up a bit. After years of research, scientists have discovered what makes women happy. Nothing.

After a night of drink, drugs and wild sex Bill woke up to find himself next to a really ugly woman. That's when he realized he had made it home safely.

Since the snow came all the wife has done is look through the window. If it gets any worse, I'll have to let her in. As is fairly well known, I love Mormons. A pal of mine, Ray Nutter, told the story of "one time when they showed up at my door, they asked me if I knew about Jesus.

I replied, "Oh no - what has he done this time?"

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An elderly lady was invited to an old friend's home for dinner one evening.

She was impressed by the way her lady friend preceded every request to her husband with endearing terms such as: Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, etc.

The couple had been married almost 70 years and, clearly, they were still very much in love.

While the husband was in the living room, her lady friend leaned over to her hostess to say, 'I think it's wonderful that, after all these years, you still call your husband all those loving names.' The elderly lady hung her head, 'I have to tell you the truth,' she said, 'his name slipped my mind about 10 years ago, and I'm scared to death to ask the cranky old fart what his name is.'.... Therapist: Your wife tells me you never buy her flowers. Is that true?

Husband: To be honest, I never knew she sold flowers.

A husband and wife who work for the circus go to an adoption agency. Social workers there raise questions about their suitability.

The social workers now raise concerns about the education a child would receive while in the couple's care.

"We've arranged for a full-time tutor who will teach the child all the usual subjects along with French, Mandarin, and computer skills." Next the social workers express concern about a child being raised in a circus environment. "Our nanny is a certified expert in pediatric care, welfare, and diet."

The social workers are finally satisfied. They ask, "What age child are you hoping to adopt?" "It doesn't really matter, as long as the kid fits in the cannon.” As a chopsticks user, I am completely self-taught. Also, sorry for stabbing you in the eyeball.

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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cent of the world’s international phone and internet traffic carried through fiber optic cables lying on the ocean floor, Navy officials continue to emphasize that the prosperity and security of the United States is directly linked to a strong and ready Navy. https://navyoutreach.blogspot.com/ 2021/04/oceanside-sailor-receivescovid-19.html

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Oceanside Sailor Receives COVID-19 Vaccine - An Oceanside, California, sailor serving aboard one of the world’s most powerful warships is one of more than 1,300 Sailors to get the COVID-19 vaccine last week as the ship prepares to get back underway.

Serving aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Young, a transfers clerk, received his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which is voluntary for all military members. “I want to keep my older family members safe,” said Young. “I hold my family near and dear to my heart and keeping them safe during this pandemic is a priority of mine.” With more than 90 percent of all trade traveling by sea, and 95 per-

Pool Table Escapade By Michele Ivy Davis

Sometimes a television show can be a dangerous thing.

My husband and I had just finished watching an episode of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” that involved a pool table. Laura Petrie, the wife, outplayed everyone and saved the day. “I could do that,” I said. “Easy.”

“Have you ever played pool?” my husband asked.

“Well, no. But I was watching everything. How hard can it be?”

As fate would have it, this happened a few days after Christmas and we had a little spare cash—a very little.

We decided to go to our favorite discount store where, a few years before, we had bought a floor-sample artificial tree—including all of its decorations—for next to nothing.

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christopher Suarez, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Public Affairs

Escondido Public Library Seeks Community Input for Library Future - Escondido residents and non-resident users of the Escondido Public Library are asked to share their opinions on the future of the Library by participating in an online survey available through April 30, 2021. To take the survey, visit www.escondidolibrary.org. The survey is available in English and Spanish.

Developments in technology and changes in the soon-to-be postCOVID world, have drastically changed the needs of library users.

We entered the store, kids in tow, and there it was, bathed in a circle of light while angelic music played—a pool table! And not just any pool table. It was a floor sample, complete with all the necessary colored and striped balls, the little wooden triangle thing, chalk, and cue sticks.

The table called to us. No, it yelled to us. We were hypnotized by its beauty and our good luck. It was made of green felt-covered plywood, and the balls disappeared into the pockets only to rumble somewhere in the interior and reappear clattering against each other in a slot at one end of the table. It was beautiful. It was smaller than average. And best of all, it was already assembled. We figured it would fit in the spare room (formerly the playroom) on the second floor. We’d just moved the kids and their toys out of it and into their own rooms, and the space was empty. Fate again.

We were up to the challenge, the kids were excited, and the store was

Survey data will help the library best meet these community needs.

For questions or assistance, please contact Assistant Library Director Katy Duperry at 760-839-4601 or katy.duperry@escondidolibrary.org

Celebrate Spring by Adding Whimsical Art and New Plants to the Garden! - The Vista Garden Club will have a Plant Sale and Garden Art Boutique from 10:00am to 4:00pm on May 1 and May 2 at Brengle Terrace City Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA. There will be hundreds of potted plants for sale and many artistic creations to embellish your garden. Reasonable prices. Cash and credit cards accepted. Visit http://californiagardenclubs.com/vistagardenclub or email Vistagardenclub@gmail.com.

Escondido Woman's Club Announces “In Person” Meeting For the first time in over a year, the Escondido Woman's Club will be meeting 'in person' on Monday, May 3rd, at their Clubhouse, 751 North Rose (corner of Mission Avenue), Escondido. The general meeting starts at 10:30am, and the program at 11:30am. The guest speaker this meeting will be Justin Gray, and his wife, Alexandra Keegan, will join him. He is currently the conductor of the Center Chorale at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, and is also the Executive Director of Pacific Lyric Association (PLA), bringing professional opera and ballet to the happy to get rid of something that took up so much sales floor space.

How we got it home is a blur. We must have used a few of the tools we kept in the car to remove the legs, and then tied it to the roof while the kids straddled the bulky legs in the backseat for the short ride home.

We struggled to move it from the car, up the front path, through the door, and up the stairs. Even thought it had a plywood bed instead of the usual slate, it still weighed a lot.

It took the better part of the rest of the day to wrestle it into the room, reattach the legs, and level it. Finally we stood back and admired our handiwork. There stood our pool table in the center of the floor (was it once again glowing in a spotlight, and was that angelic music I heard?). It was our gift to ourselves, and it fit the room perfectly. In fact, there were about two feet of empty space all the way around. We read the rules, opened the box of balls, and racked them in their proper place on the green felt. Then we each took a pool cue.

We decided I would “break,” so I drew back my cue. Bam! It hit the wall behind me. I turned around surprised. I tried again. Bam! I moved to the side of the table.

CCAE. If you enjoy musical theater you probably remember Justin as the longtime musical director (25 years) of the Lawrence Welk Theatre.

We will be adhering to all health and safety protocols and the club will be set up for social distancing. Lunch will be individually boxed lunches prepared by Wrangler BBQ and delivered to the clubhouse. Bottled water, coffee, and hot tea will be available, and there will be dessert. Therefore, reservations are required so the correct amount of lunches can be ordered. Club Members will be called for reservations and please respond immediately. If you have guests, please let your caller know as well. Community guests can call the Clubhouse at 760.743.9178 and click on Option 5. All RSVP's should be made by Saturday, May 1st. Cost of the luncheon is $15/person.

North County Aviculturists Bird Club Meeting on May 1st - North County Aviculturists, a club for pet bird owners and breeders, presents Cathy Kelly and how to provide fresh food for your birds every day. The meeting will be on Zoom on Saturday, May 1st at 4:00pm business meeting and 4:30 regular meeting. This meeting is available to members at no cost, but if you would like to attend, please go to www.ncabirdclub.com or send an email to info@ncabirdclub.com for

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Bam! The cue again hit against the wall. It turns out that two feet of space isn’t nearly enough to draw back a cue that is 57” long.

Then there was the matter of the sloping upstairs ceiling. Not only was it impossible to use the cue properly, it was impossible to stand upright at one end of the table. We were young, however, the kids wanted to play, and after hefting that pool table up a flight of stairs, we weren’t giving up.

My husband took the cues and marched out of the room to his workshop. I heard the whir of a motor starting up, a squeal, and then a clatter. Footsteps approached our new pool hall. The kids and I watched as our smiling hero appeared and handed us each a small cue exactly half the size of the ones he had left with. Problem solved.

I never got good enough to become a pool shark like Laura Petrie, the wife on the TV show, but the shorter cues made for a lot of fun, and we and the kids were more evenly matched when it came to keeping the 8-ball out of the pockets. Where there’s a will, there’s always a way. (Right: The author, Michele Ivy Davis)


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The Paper Three Arrested at Escondido DUI Checkpoint

Escondido Police arrested three drivers while conducting a DUI checkpoint on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

The checkpoint was held at Centre City Py. And Decatur Wy. from 6 p.m. to midnight. 31 drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license, 907 vehicles were contacted. Checkpoint locations are based on a history of crashes and DUI arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired. The Escondido Police Department is committed to keeping the public safe when they are traveling. The Escondido Police Department will hold another DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint in June.

Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Two Injured on I-15, Escondido

A suspected drunken driver and his passenger suffered serious injuries Thursday morning when the stolen

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car they were in slammed into the back of a semi truck on Interstate 15 in Escondido, authorities said.

The crash happened about 4:10 a.m. on northbound Interstate 15 near Del Lago Boulevard.

A 32-year-old man was behind the wheel of a stolen 2014 Ford Fusion sedan that crashed into the back of a semi truck while both vehicles were in the far right lane of the highway.

The Ford ended up wedged under the semi truck’s trailer, leaving the driver and his 32-year-old passenger trapped in the car. Paramedics took them to Palomar Hospital for treatment of major injuries, Escobar said.

The 43-year-old man driving the semi truck was uninjured. Police suspect the Ford driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash. Van Drives Off Cliff in Carlsbad, Winds up in the Ocean, Driver Injured

The crash was reported shortly after 5:15 p.m. when the Subaru went off the road at Palomar Airport Road and Carlsbad Boulevard.

home.

She has been like another child to me. Her first night in our home we kept her in the kitchen with some type of barricade that we built to hold her in. We used the old technique of putting an alarm clock in her box to make her think her mother or some other kin was there with her. She would have none of it.

The First Trixie

We got her the day she was to have been put to sleep.

We actually had gone to the Humane Society to get another dog that one of my salesman had spotted and thought we'd like. While we were looking at that pup our attention was drawn by this little white pup that jumped about 3 feet in the air, just begging for our attention. It wasn't long before we had shifted our attention and our affection to the jumping white puppy. When one of the attendants mentioned that she was to be put to sleep later that day we made our decision. The little white jumper was ours. We left word that if no one claimed the other pup they were to call us. We would take it too. No one called. We like to think it found a

Kevin Lynds, a Carlsbad Fire Battalion Chief, told 10News that a former Marine corpsman was among those who came to the driver’s aid and pulled him out of the vehicle, which landed on its side in the water. Video shot by 10News showed the man being loaded onto a stretcher and helped by firefighters up the cliff to a waiting ambulance. The driver reportedly didn’t brake before going through the guardrail and fencing and plunging more than 150 feet to the state beach property. The man told rescuers he swerved to miss an animal before going off the road, said Carlsbad Battalion Chief Ben Rosenthal. He was the sole occupant of the SUV.

The driver suffered minor injuries in the crash and remained hospitalized Wednesday, said Jorge Moreno, a spokesman for state parks. He said state parks officials will be investigating the crash.

I slept on the couch that night. I fought sleep as she would whimper and whine and jump. Some time later, I finally fell asleep . . .only to be awakened a short time later by little puppy kisses and a little bundle of white fur that leaped up on the couch and cuddled in next to me. I think that's when she staked her claim on me. She has never relinquished it. Nor have I disputed it.

She follows me everywhere. She sleeps with me. She follows me from room to room. When I'm in my office, working on my computer/word processor, she cuddles up in a chair next to me and guards me, protecting me from danger. If I get up to go to the rest room or to get a drink, she follows me. Only after I have returned to my office and started working away on my computer does she, once again, coil comfortably on her chair, burying her muzzle into her tail. One day my wife was talking to our cat, Aslon. I looked at Trixie and

Letters to the Editor

All of today's newspapers across the United States (including our own SD Union-Tribune) just reported today (4/20/21), President Biden's new plan to stop harmful ethnic terms & will replace "Alien" with "noncitizen." Also "illegal" (even though accurate) will become "undocumented." And even "assimilation" will change to "integration." Guess what?

A man was hospitalized last Tuesday after his SUV slammed through a guardrail and fence and plunged down a steep cliff in Carlsbad, falling into the ocean, authorities say.

That was almost 18 years ago.

Man About Town

April 29, 2021

Last year on 8/27/20 The Paper predicted these exact same terms (even the accurate "illegal") were in danger of disappearing across the USA (see cover story "Is Political Correctness Out of

said, "Look at that, Trixie. . .your mother is demented. Now she's talking to cats"! I'm pleased to report that Trixie agreed with me. Totally. I can remember when nature came calling. Trixie began to act strangely. Whining, running around. . .she seemed to have an interest in running to the door, wanting to go "Tatas" more and more often. It occurred to us that the young lady was in love. Well, maybe not in love, perhaps she was in lust. She had come into heat.

I've always regretted that we never let Trixie have a litter before she was spayed. Seems to me like every dog and cat should be able to have at least one litter; then they ought to be neutered/spayed. But. . we didn't. All of Trixie the Wonder Dog's affection has been directed toward her people family. And she is affectionate.

Like all dogs, Trixie has that ability to look into the soul of a human being and know what's going on inside. Whether I'm hurting, whether I'm happy, sad, lonely, depressed, angry, ill. . . she knows. And her soft brown eyes seem to talk to me. "Isn't life great!?. . .", she'll say. . .or, "It's going to be all right. . .". She knows just what to say and when to say it. And she says it all with her soft brown eyes.

My ex-wife, Mary, thinks Trixie is a talented dog. She isn't. Mary thinks that no other dog can stand

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on her hind legs and prance about in a "dance" if you hold a tidbit just out of the range of her nose. Our youngest son, Kenny, long ago taught Trixie the Wonder Dog how to roll over. Now, in order for her to get her morning "Tatas" [the Scottish version of "Walkies" - (I married a Scots lass)] she has to do her roll over. As I approach the front door she'll roll over. . .once, twice. . .three times, without me even asking her. It is cute. But I wish Mary would quit calling Casting Agents for the Letterman Show.

As we approach the street I hold my hand in a casual "stop" position. . she watches my hand and will not cross the street until I give a sweeping motion with my hand and say..."Go"! Then she runs like a bat out of hell and cuts a beeline for the vacant lot kitty-corner from us. She prances and runs; she barks at some unseen stranger in the trees, or perhaps she is barking out of happiness. She pauses to make her toilet. She is quite elegant about it. After she completes her ablutions she, very lady-like, covers her leavings and takes off in a dead run. We think she has some whippet in her. She is a sleek dog. Trim. We think she looks like a miniature greyhound. She runs like the wind and is poetry to watch as she runs.

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Later, after returning to the house, she curls up for a well earned nap. The naps grow more and more frequent as she grows older. And longer.

But, then, so do mine.

She won't be with us much longer.

She has been a very special, special lady in my life. A memory. One of the nicest people I ever knew. A memory, written in 1991

Epilogue: This was written 30 years ago . . . 18 years after we had acquired Trixie in 1973. That’s a total of 48 years ago.

Sadly, Trixie died as a result of my negligence and laziness. She had come to me and let me know she wanted to go out for a walk and I was taking a nap. Somehow, she managed to get out the front door and crossed the street; I was not there to give her a “stop” or “go,” signal. And she ran across the street and got hit by a car. Too late I arrived at the scene, saw she was badly injured but still alive. We took her to an emergency animal hospital and they saved her life. But Trixie was never the same after that, thanks to to my negligence.

About a year or two later we had to put Trixie down as she was clearly suffering. Mary knew it before I did. I was in denial. I finally had to accept it and she passed quietly. After we buried her in the backyard I made one of the dumbest decisions I’ver ever made. I decided I would never own a dog again. Losing them was just too damned painful.

So I stupidly denied myself the pleasure, the adoration, the absolute dedication of another dog. For 15 years. The we got a second Trixie . . soon followed by Cindy. We now are able to love them, receive their love and affection, and be happy once again. Dogs do that, you know. Do you enjoy reading The Paper? If so, consider subscribing.

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The Cost of Entertainment in San Diego

Now that spring has finally arrive and with summer not far behind, and with the pandemic slowly but surely winding down, more and more San Diego residents, as well as visitors to the San Diego area for a holiday, all suffering from “cabin fever,” are ready to celebrate and enjoy life as only San Diego can deliver it. One major caution:

Be prepared to bring along and spend, lots of money.

The cost of entertainment in San Diego is not low. In fact, it is rather high. Here are some examples of what you can expect to pay, per person, pery day: Sea World

Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Child $48

$95 per day

$62 per day

$58 per day

Whale Watching $51.20 (in season - 3 hours trip) SDO Bay Jet Boar Ride $32 SDO Bay Spped Boat $79 Sunset Sail

$110

Harbor Cruise

$28

Midway Museum

$26

SDO Bay Pedal Boat $50.00 (per hour)

La Jolla SDO Beach Tour $891.00 5 hours - per group San Diego Trolley on, Hop Off)

$42.00 (Hop

Top Gun Combat fighter pilot experience $531.00 (starting price) Sailing Tour of SDO waterways/beaches

$110

Indoor Skydiving

$85

SDO Harbor Dinner Cruise $110 SDO Day Sail

$99.00

Catamaran Day Cruise (up to six guests,

$600

Private Sunset Sailing Tour $1042 (12 guests, about two hours) San Diego Padres, $104 (upper right field - more desirable seats, more money) Infield seat 197.00!)

We Need more Ennui

Every once in awhile I use really big words . . . or unusual words . . . or foreign words or phrases, just so the reader knows I'm really, really smart and know a lot of things.

Oh, I suppose the average reader will marvel at my capacious mind and ponderous thoughts . . . and the voluminous amount of words I churn out in a single day. Some might even call it prodigious.

Sometimes a morning will seem particularly auspicious and I begin my seeking the proper circumlocution. Often, while out shopping I will dazzle the sales people attending me. For example, in a paint store the salesman might ask what color I have in mind for the living room interior. I will enable my 'thinking' look and then exclaim, "oh, I think something in a perpendicular shade would be nice." His look of amazement at my response tells me he certainly is impressed by my being loquacious.

In spite of this extreme concentration on the location and use of big words I remain a perfect example of conviviality and congeniality. I strive, at all times, to never be deleterious with my complete mastery of words and their meanings. I also am quite humble but not to the point of being frugal or parsimonious. I suppose some might say I am eccentric or even idiosyncratic but I maintain I remain a simple cowboy from the great state of Nebraska, without gasconading, just seeking a fortuitous opportunity now and then by which I hope to obtain a modest remunerative sinecure to plod through life.

It is within this milieu that I perfect my daily struggle and, ultimately, prove myself to be a true sesquipedalian. It is then, and only then, that I can return to a pleasant state of ennui. More than that, je ne sais pas. ennui = a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.

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instructions.

Busters Spring Update 2021 Happy Spring! The roses are blooming in the backyard and the air is filled with the scent of orange blossoms. Seems like a re-birth after this past horrible year. Even with the COVID lockdown and resulting disruptions, the Busters Project sailed thru it all in strong shape. Requests were down only slightly from previous years but, again this year, due to the generosity of recipients, we were able to donate $3500 to the breast cancer support program at Sharp Memorial Hospital. In the first four years of the project, we’ve been able to donate a total of $8900 to Sharp! We should all be proud of such accomplishment! THANK YOU!

During the lockdown (over a year for us at Redwood Terrace) we spent the time reassessing and restructuring the Busters Project. So now, in addition to the Knitting Trio, we’re creating a website and have a new member on the team. Kathleen Christenson has joined us as Advocate to help reach out to other organizations working with breast cancer survivors to spread the word that Busters are available to any survivor who requests a pair. The Busters Project is based upon personal connection with other survivors and, with our prolific knitting team, we can serve many more survivors than we’ve been able to reach so far. So, again, we’re inviting everyone who’s already received her Busters to join the Advocates’ Team to help spread the word. Satisfied recipients are the best reference of all! We’ve attached our redesigned flyer and are asking that you take copies with you the next time you see the chiropractor, go in for your mammogram, have a massage or go to the salon or spa or go to any women’s groups you attend, and ask if they would post the flyer. The bright spot in this COVID lockdown? Lots of time to create Busters! Our inventory is overflowing. If you’ve been thinking it’s time for a new pair of Busters, here’s your chance. Just email your NAME – MAILING ADDRESS – CUP SIZE and I’ll get them in the mail at once.

Introducing Busters: For too long, the only post-mastectomy options offered to breast cancer survivors have been heavy silicone prosthetics or surgical reconstruction. At last, the survivors themselves have stepped up to create another option, designed from their own perspective to offer a comfortable and properly fitting accessory for breast cancer survivors. Called BUSTERS, they are hand knit by a trio of artisans (all survivors). They are lightweight, soft, machine washable and can be worn soon after surgery.

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PROBLEM SOLVED BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT This Groupon doesn't work. Can I get a refund?

Diane Luedtke's Groupon for TSA PreCheck doesn't work. Can she persuade the company to refund it?

Q: I purchased two Groupon vouchers for a TSA PreCheck application fee. I followed the directions on the voucher, entering one code to register at the TSA site. At the end of the registration process, the site asked me to bring a credit card, money order, or cashier's check to the airport for payment.

That did not sound right to me. I scheduled my appointments at my local airport. My husband and I made the trip to the airport and completed the process for applying for TSA PreCheck. At the completion of mine, I handed in the voucher and after the gentleman entered into his computer, it came back as "already used." I was shocked. I gave him the second voucher and that worked successfully. But my husband had to complete the process and pay by credit card.

When I returned home, I contacted Groupon by phone and was basically told that all sales were final, even on a defective purchase. I sent an email and they offered a replacement code which I have no use for. Can you help me get my money back? -- Diane Luedtke, Jim Thorpe, Pa. A: You should have received a valid code for your TSA PreCheck. But when it didn’t work, Groupon should have refunded your purchase.

TSA PreCheck is a trusted traveler program that lets you get screened faster (shorter lines, no full-body scans). It costs $85 for a five-year membership, but I’ve always thought the government shouldn’t charge you for screening at the airport — something that should be included in the taxes tacked onto the cost of your ticket. But I digress.

Looking at the details of your case, I don’t think you could have done anything differently. It seems that there was a glitch in the system that prevented one of the two TSA PreCheck Groupons you purchased from working. You had no way of knowing that the Groupon wouldn’t work until you arrived for your interview at the airport. Then, you tried to reach someone at Groupon who could fix the issue in real-time. But that proved to be impossible. So you ended up paying full price for your husband’s TSA Precheck. Groupon’s terms and conditions are pretty confusing, at least when it comes to nonworking vouchers. It looks like you had two hours to

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cancel your purchase under Groupon’s terms, but what if the thing doesn’t work?

I don’t agree with Groupon’s contention that ‘all sales are final.’ Groupon had an obligation to send you a code that worked. When it didn’t, it should have made arrangements with the TSA to send you a working code or agreed to refund your purchase. In your case, Groupon tried to issue a new coupon code for PreCheck after you had already paid the $85 application fee (and also after you had been approved for the program). Of course, no one needs two TSA Prechecks, so by then, it was too late. The offer from Groupon was useless.

You could have reached out to one of <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/groupon-customerservice-contacts/">Groupon’s executive contacts</a>. I list them on my consumer-advocacy site, Elliott.org. I contacted Groupon on your behalf. It issued a refund, plus a $25 credit to make up for your inconvenience.

Christopher Elliott is the chief advocacy officer for Elliott Advocacy. Email him at chris@elliott.org or get help with any consumer problem by contacting him at http://www.elliott.org/help © 2021 Christopher Elliott.

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT Where's the refund for my upgrade on Cathay Pacific?

How long does it take to get a refund for an upgrade that never happened? Margaret Carroll has been waiting four months for hers. How do you move things along?

Q: I recently requested a refund from Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) for an air ticket I purchased through them for a Cathay Pacific flight. I had booked a roundtrip premium economy ticket from San Francisco to Hong Kong. A representative from OAT air department recommended this upgrade to premium economy because Cathay Pacific had a special rate. I paid OAT an extra $1,300 for this upgrade.

On the flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong, I was not seated in premium economy. The reason for this action by Cathay Pacific was a change in aircraft. Even at check-in online, the change in seating was not revealed. I was very upset and stressed over this. I paid good money to be seated in a seat of my choice for this 12-hour flight. I have contacted OAT several

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Public Safety Power Shutoffs

Devastation from California’s wildfires has been at record levels in recent years. Last year our wildfire season resulted in over 4 million acres burned in 9,600 fires -- 31 people died. The economic costs to homeowners, utilities, ratepayers, insurers and local governments has been catastrophic.

While electric utility infrastructure has accounted for less than ten percent of wildfires historically, downed power lines have been responsible for about half of California’s most destructive fires. As a result, in 2012 the California Public Utilities Commission granted electric utilities authority to shut off power during excessive wind or heat events to protect public safety. As we all know, these Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) have been increasingly common during extreme Santa Ana winds. Statewide, between 2013 and the end of 2019, California averaged 8,000 wildfires per year, and the state’s three largest energy companies, including Southern California Edison and SDG&E, conducted 33 PSPS “de-energizations.” In the past, preemptive power shutoffs were often confined largely to rural areas. Today however, housing has spread into many rural areas,

with more than a third of our housing now located in the “wildlandurban interface,” meaning power shutoffs are now impacting more Californians. Obviously, wildfires result in lost lives, economic devastation, and massive property loss. But power shutoffs are also extremely disruptive, costly, and in many cases can be dangerous for those relying on electric power for their health and safety. But when planned outages occur, here are some links that will help: For SDG&E customers, sign up for PSPS notifications and more information at: https://www.sdge.com/public-safety-power-shutoff

For SCE customers, please visit: https://www.sce.com/wildfire/psps Fighting wildfires remains a top personal priority This session my Caucus and I will continue to do all we can to reduce this severe threat to life and property. 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.

5th District Supervisor

Jim Desmond

Two COVID-19 Studies

We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘Follow the science,’ over the last year. While it may sound good, at times I’ve questioned if those at our State level truly are following the science. A study released this week examined more than 48,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Southern California and the effects regular exercise has on their COVID-19 complications. The results, “Patients with COVID19 who were consistently inactive had a greater risk of hospitalization admission to the ICU and death due to COVID-19 than patients who were consistently meeting physical activity guidelines.”

We’ve known for a while that it is extremely rare to contract COVID19 outside and that if you want to truly follow the science, we should be promoting physical activity. Instead, the Governor closed beaches, playgrounds, youth sports, gyms, and other activities forcing people inside, putting more lives at greater risk. Another phrase that you may have heard when it comes to the media is, ‘If it bleeds it leads.’ A recent study published by National Bureau of Economic Research looked at the

coverage of COVID-19 in the United States compared to other countries. What they found was that ‘about 87 percent of Covid coverage in national U.S. media last year was negative. The share was 51 percent in international media, 53 percent in U.S. regional media and 64 percent in scientific journals.’

Unfortunately, bad news sells when it comes from major media outlets, (CNN, Fox News, NBC, etc.) but now more than ever shows the importance for local journalism, fact-based stories and maybe even some positivity!

To contact North County Office – by appointment only 325 S. Melrose Ave., Suite 5200 Vista, CA 92081 Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Website: www.supervisorjimdesmond.c om Email: Jim.Desmond@sdcounty.ca.g ov


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Travel Troubleshooter Cont. from Page 6

times. They keep telling me that it takes time to get a refund from the airlines. I believe that going on four months is way too long a wait. I desire a refund from OAT to my account of $650, half of the round trip ticket. Can you help me? -Margaret Carroll, Livermore, Calif.

A: If you had a ticket in premium economy, you should have sat in premium economy. Cathay Pacific could have been more proactive about notifying you, and the refund should have been automatic and much, much faster. But an aircraft change -- or "equipment change" in airline parlance -is not a bait-and-switch. It happens fairly routinely when a plane isn't working correctly or the airline needs to accommodate more passengers. Still, I think Cathay Pacific might have alerted you when you checked in and offered other options, such as rescheduling you on a flight with premium economy.

By the way, premium economy is kind of a misnomer. All economy class seats should have a minimum amount of legroom and amenities, particularly on a 12-hour flight. Premium economy is a lie, if you ask me. They should just call it economy class and get rid of the tiny seats that you had to endure for half a day.

You were correct to contact Overseas Adventure Travel in writing. It sold you the Cathay Pacific upgrade. And you're also right that four months is way too long to wait. If you're still on hold after a month, you can escalate your case in writing to a manager. I list the <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/grand-circletravel/">names, numbers and emails for Overseas Adventure Travel</a> on my nonprofit advocacy site, Elliott.org. But ultimately, this refund was up to Cathay Pacific. I should note that your trip happened before COVID-19 -- so no pandemic excuses! You could have contacted Cathay Pacific or appealed to a manager. I list <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/cathaypacific/">executive contacts for Cathay Pacific</a> on my site, too. I reached out to Overseas Adventure Travel and Cathay Pacific on your behalf. Five months after you requested a refund, you finally received it. 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.

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Social Butterfly Cont. from Page 5

The Busters Project is not a charity. The concept behind this is to offer them as a personal gift from one survivor to another, and it is strictly volunteer and non-profit. The Busters Project has now evolved into a nationwide grassroots survivor’s movement with over 1100 recipient/members. Most of our recipients have joined us as cosponsors to “pay forward” the costs for the next pairs sent out. Any surplus funds at the end of the year are donated to the breast cancer support program of a local hospital.

We rely entirely on word-of-mouth to reach our recipients, so please help spread the word – it seems that everybody knows somebody who is a breast cancer survivor and would appreciate a pair of Busters. To request a pair of Busters, email Pat Anderson at: spinshuttlestudio@gmail.com Save the Date, May 15th - Shop Local on May 15 at the Downtown Oceanside Makers Market, located at Pier View Way and North Tremont Street and in Artist Alley Oceanside. From 10am to 3pm, shop handcrafted and artisanal goods from area makers and Downtown Oceanside businesses outside in Downtown Lot 35, the location of the Sunset Market Main Stage, and Artist Alley while enjoying live music. Come Downtown to support local businesses and makers.

Operating under the County of San Diego Health guidelines, this free event will be no-touch, outdoors and socially distanced with hand sanitizer stations. Face coverings will be mandatory for all makers and shoppers. Deadline for makers to apply to participate is Sunday, May 2nd. For information, call MainStreet Oceanside at 760.754.4512, www.mainstreetoceanside.com or website www.mainstreetoceanside.com/ma kersmarket. MainStreet Foundation is located at 701 Mission Ave., Oceanside, 92054.

Escondido Arts Association Drives New Esco Alley Art Project - Esco Alley Art is a three phase mural project off Grand Avenue in downtown Escondido with the goal of creating public art and making the city of Escondido a destination for the arts, along with showing a sense of community and vitality. For more information, contact the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, 720 N. Broadway, Escondido, 92025 or call 760.745.2125. Special Exhibit at EAP Municipal Gallery - During 2nd Saturday Art Walk in Escondido on May 8th, between 2:30 and 4:30PM, these artists are hosting a reception of their latest oil paintings at Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery at 262 E. Grand Ave, Escondido. Their special

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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

The Nation’s First Businesswoman Dynamo

It’s hard to determine whether Marjorie Merriweather Post was one of America’s first businesswoman dynamos or one of the nation’s largest female philanthropist. The first begat the latter – nonetheless she was truly outstanding. She was the daughter of breakfast cereal mogul Charles William "C. W." Post. Born March 15, 1887, Marjorie Post took up the company’s leadership in 1914, when her father passed at age of 59. Marjorie and her father worked side-by-side. Together they were American pioneers in manufacturing corn flakes, (Post Toasties), rivaling the Kellogg brothers’ breakfast food company down the street in Battle Creek, Michigan.

The Post company became a pioneer in the prepared-food industry. When she inherited the company, Marjorie became the innovator and developer of what turned into General Foods, one of the world’s largest business empires. In 1895, C. W. Post founded his company after attending the Kellogg health clinic. Post was inspired by John H. Kellogg’s health diet. After investing $78, Post set up operations in a barn in Battle Creek, developing his own breakfast recipe producing “Grape Nut Flakes.” His next product was “Postum,” a breakfast beverage alternative to coffee made from wheat and molasses. The first Post cereal was Grape-Nuts developed in 1897. In 1904 he began producing corn flakes and in 1908 he renamed the product “Post Toasties.”

In 1924, when C.W. died from appendicitis, his firm was known as the “Postum Cereal Company.” Marjorie became the wealthiest woman in the nation, inheriting $20 million (equivalent to $526 million in today’s dollars). In 1929, following several food corporations, she renamed the company “General Foods.” Later, along with her second husband, financier E.F. Hutton, Marjorie began expanding the business and acquiring other American food companies such as Hellmann's Mayonnaise, Jell-O, Baker's Chocolate, Maxwell House Coffee and many other well-known brands. While taking a voyage on her pri-

vate yacht, she came across the revolutionary innovations of Clarence Birdseye, who had developed a new way of preserving food by freezing. Post foresaw the future advantages of frozen food and bought Birdseye's company which eventually became the leading producer in its category. She led the General Foods conglomorate to the point in 1985, General Foods to the Philip Morris Companies for $5.6 billion, the largest private non-oil acquisition to that time.

Marjorie became a leading socialite and philanthropist using much of her fortune to collect art which is now on display at Hillwood, the museum, formally her estate in Washington, D.C. Post also was known for her luxurious home mansion, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida, now the home of former President Donald Trump.

During World War I in 1917, Marjorie funded a U.S. Army hospital in France. Starting in 1929 and throughout the Great Depression, she financed and personally supervised a Salvation Army feeding station in New York. She also donated the cost of the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Washington, D.C. In 1971, she was among the first three recipients of the “Silver Fawn Award,” presented by the Scout organization. The 425acre Lake Merriweather at Goshen Scout Reservation in Goshen, Virginia, is named in her honor.

Among her many philanthropic gifts, she donated $100,000 to the National Cultural Center in Washington D.C., which today is known as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 1955, she contributed $100,000 to the National Symphony for free concerts that led to the beginning of the “Music for Young America” concerts. The Merriweather Post Pavilion, an outdoor concert venue in Columbia, Maryland, is named for her. Some of Post's personal jewelry is historic and legendary. She bequeathed the jewels to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., which is now on display. Among the collection is the Napoleon Diamond Necklace and the Marie Louise Diadem, a 275-ct (55 g) diamond-and-turquoise necklace and tiara that Napoleon I gave to his second wife, Empress Marie Louise. Also a pair of diamond earring weighing 14 carat and 20 carat, once belonging to Marie Antoinette; the Blue Heart Diamond, a 30.82caret heart-shaped blue diamond ring; and an emerald-diamond necklace and ring, once belonging to Mexican emperor Maximilian.

Marjorie Merriweather Post died Sept. 12, 1973 at the age of 86. Add up all of the company brands she acquired, developed and owned out of the American daily life there would be left a big domestic hole. She died as one of America’s mostsuccessful and fascination business persons. She didn’t just inherit, she built an American dynasty.


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Wayne Adachi, a retired pharmacist, specializes in landscapes and enjoys Plain Air (painting outdoors & finishing in one sitting). Pat Hunter, a retired real estate broker, paints many subjects such as landscapes, seascapes and specializes in pet portraits.

Save the Date, May 19th - The San Marcos Chamber is hosting the San Marcos State of the City 2021 Address, featuring Mayor Rebecca Jones, from 11am to 12noon, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. This event is being presented by Kaiser Permanente, and is the community's premiere event that showcases the vision for the City of San Marcos. Mayor Rebecca Jones will deliver the San Marcos State of the City Address, followed by a special Tribute to Frontline Healthcare Professionals. For more information, contact the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, 251 North City Drive #128, San Marcos, CA 92078. Just In Time for Local Foster Youth Hosts Annual Fundraisers - Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT), a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging a caring community to help transitioning age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being, will be hosting a series

of “EMpower parties” through the end of May for its dedicated community of supporters. JIT has scheduled some parties to be held over Zoom, while sponsors will be hosting smaller, in-person gatherings outdoors with socially distanced tables. In addition, in lieu of the originally scheduled annual Walk the Talk fundraiser, Sponsors are hosting smaller, in-person gatherings – outdoors with socially distanced tables. Each party, whether virtual or in-person, will offer an intimate way to engage in the JIT mission while raising awareness and resources for transition age foster youth in San Diego County. The theme for this year’s events is EMpower, the EM standing for Engage & Motivate; Encourage & Maximize; and Enhance & Measure. Each EMpower party will include a program with music featuring Just in Time participants, a moving youth story, and celebrity cameos. Youth will be an integral part of each party by sharing their personal experiences and engaging with guests. Both virtual and inperson parties will offer an intimate way to engage in the JIT mission while raising awareness and resources for transition age foster youth in San Diego County. “Our goal was to take the most memorable, impactful, and inspir-

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Control" by Friedrich Gomez). USA Newspaper just published its "Battle for America's Soul." Over two months ago The Paper published its cover story "The Battle for the Soul of America" again written by Friedrich Gomez back in Feb. this year expressing similar concerns.

The shocking truth that mainstream's Far Left news media "gaslights" Americans and gives only one side of race-related stories was further revealed by The Paper in their recent cover on Dr. Seuss, again written by Friedrich Gomez (I never knew the hidden details!). And the racial controversy of naming sports teams and military equipment was clarified in The Paper (Military Helicopters, 4/4/21) again by Friedrich Gomez). And the REAL hidden facts behind the Covid-19 outbreak was again scooped in The Paper last year (China's Bioweapon, 9/24/21 by Friedrich Gomez on key items never reported!!). The encroaching dangers of Defunding the Police and thus allowing for anarchy was reported in The Paper over 5 years ago!! (PC Gone Wrong, 9/15/16 again by Friedrich Gomez). And the almost ridiculous warning that even the color "White" may someday become offensive has (already happened) as reported in The Paper (PC Out of Control 8/27/20 again by Friedrich Gomez).

Friedrich has written several PC articles and also on declassified government documents. Facts that astounded me! But never reported! Except in The Paper. All we ask for is balanced news and Friedrich gives us that. He "Drains the Swamp" with a 'voice' of true America. Friedrich, rightfully, has a most powerful grassroots following here and online.

God bless him. And bless you Lyle E. Davis (owner & publisher of The Paper) for allowing him the right of Free Speech. All we wish for is peace, and the truth which goes along with it. The Paper and Friedrich gives us that. And often (years) before major newspapers (have) to report it because it truly happened!! Thanks, Lyle. We love you. From Geoffrey T. Lane Oceanside, CA Hello Evelyn,

Pat and I enjoyed the article on WWII....as you know we are both from Maui. When Pearl Harbor was bombed we were a year old, and when I was 5 I remember living on Maui seeing military jeeps and trucks driving by. Also on the way to kihei where my son lives there is, or was anyway, a bomb shelter.

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Chuckles Cont. from Page 2

Checked into a motel a couple nights ago. Laid down on the bed and noticed a bible on the bedstand. Opened it up. Inside was a note that said, "If you have drinking problem, call this number." I called the number.

It was a liquor store.

I've decided to go into the song writing business. Titles are important . . . my initial efforts: “You Stuck My Heart In an Old Tin Can and Shot It Off a Log”. “If You Don’t Leave Me Alone I’ll Go And Find Someone Else Who Will.”

On a golf tour in Ireland , Tiger Woods drives his Mercedes into a petrol station in a remote part of the Irish countryside. The pump attendant, obviously knows nothing about golf, greets him in a typical Irish manner completely unaware of who the golfing pro is."Top of the mornin' to yer, sir" says the attendant. Tiger nods a quick "hello" and bends forward to pick up the nozzle. As he does so, two tees fall out of his shirt pocket onto the ground.

"What are those?, asks the attendant. "They're called tees" replies Tiger.

"Well, what on the god's earth are dey for?"inquires the Irishman. "They're for resting my balls on when I'm driving,"says Tiger.

"Jings!", says the Irishman, "Mercedes thinks of everything!"

I chose the road less traveled and now I don’t know where the hell I am!

It’s called Covid Coffee. It has Margaritas in it. And also no coffee. Two beggars are sitting side by side on a street in Rome, Italy. One has a Cross in front of him; the other one is holding the Star of David. Many people go by, look at both beggars, but only put money into the hat of the beggar sitting behind the Cross. The Pope comes by.

He stops to watch the throngs of people giving money to the beggar who holds the Cross while none give to the beggar holding the Star of David.

Finally, the Pope approaches the beggar with the Star of David and says, "My poor fellow, don't you understand? This is a Catholic country; this city is the Seat of Catholicism. People aren't going to

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ing aspects of our traditional Walk the Talk gatherings and translate the experience to a virtual or hybrid space,” says Don Wells, Chief Empowerment Officer at Just in Time for Foster Youth. “The feedback so far suggests we've been able to exceed our own high expectations while providing unique experiences for our community!”

All EMpower party hosts, guests, and the general public are invited to participate in a virtual finale that will be held on Saturday, June 19, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The finale will include a special performance from country star (and former foster youth) Jimmy Wayne, music and an inspirational story from Just in Time youth, celebrity appearances, and other surprises. This year’s Co-Hosts are Pamela and Sam Webster. The Sustaining sponsor is U.S. Bank, Presenting sponsors are Gretchen & Bill Morgan, and Platinum sponsors are Capital Growth, Inc. and Jennifer Moores. To learn more about Walk the Talk plus explore sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, please visit https://jitfosteryouth.org/wtt2021/.

Municipal Gallery Exhibits - The Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery has an art exhibit, "Re-envisioned" from May 7th to June 4th. Also, another one

Pet Parade

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"Everyday People" from May 7th to June 4th, is an exhibition dedicated to telling the story of us, the person, people, family, friend, or even foe. This exhibition will be held in the Expressions Galleries. Engaging with art builds connections and creates hope. Come over and visit soon to have a candid conversation about ways we can be more inclusive about access to the arts in our community. This is your space, our space, their space. The future is now and we want to bring in different perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences to relate to the region we serve. When we all work together, we can do our best work. Please keep in mind we will be adhering to all health and safety protocols. Please call the Gallery to confirm hours or to make an appointment. Buy Art from regional artists. EAP Gift Certificates are available now, for purchasing art, memberships, and art exhibition submissions. For more information about membership or exhibition opportunities at the Escondido Municipal Gallery, contact mail@escondidoarts.org. We are located at 262 E. Grant Ave., Escondido, 92025; 760.480.4101, mail to mail@escondidoarts.org. Gallery hours: Tues. 11am-6pm; Thurs to Sat 11am-4pm.

About Just in Time for Foster Youth:

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Pet Parade

Pony is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 3-1/2 year old, 90 pound, male, Hound mix.

Pony is a strong dog with a big personality. He’s very friendly. Pony was a stray in Riverside County, then transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the FOCAS (Friends of County Animal Shelters) program. He needs an active family that will spend lots of time with him.

The $145 adoption fee for Pony 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 29, 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

Stay up-to-date on the San Marcos Creek Project

As we head into summer, which typically offers ideal construction conditions, San Marcos Creek Project work is ramping up! The project schedule has been updated to reflect the winter delays that resulted from utility work, weather events and avoidance of federally-protected birds found in the area. The construction team continues to make solid progress and anticipates the project will be complete by spring 2023. The team remains committed to keeping our community informed about project milestones.

Take advantage of the city’s text alerts to get convenient road closure/construction updates sent directly to your phone! To sign up, text the keyword SMCreek to 484848. Text alerts will help you stay informed about driving safely around the construction site. Many thanks to all of our community members for your patience and courtesy throughout this important project. To learn more about the Creek Project, visit: san-marcos.net/creek.

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,

When you read this, Earth Day will have come and gone. In my mind, everyday should be Earth Day. That is not to say that one day a year that brings awareness to the condition of the planet we live on is a bad thing. But I liken it to one shouldn’t be good one day a week when they go to church. It should be more of a lifestyle or an awareness of conduct that we carry with us all the time. For those of us who do or went to church or some sort of worship periodically, we know it is hard to be “good” the other 6 days. The same is true for many things in our life, e.g. watching what we eat, doing exercise, studying, etc. But like or not, we are the stewards of the earth and our actions have meaning and consequence. So, since we are in the “Earth Day” season, let’s remember that Mother Earth is counting on us to keep it in good shape. Let’s also remember that working together there is nothing we can’t solve. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi,

Mac, Paul P. McNamara Mayor of Escondido pmcnamara@escondido.org

Letters to the Editor Cont. from Page 10

Also we both have families that live a few miles away from Pearl Harbor and also families that worked at PH, probably on the military ships. In other words that article kind of struck home for us and enjoyed reading about it. Thanks for all you do. See you at the clubhouse meeting. Take care

/s/ Nora Hondo Escondido, Ca.

BTW John the Gold Handyman did an excellent job installing my new sink. I just love it. Got a stainless steel no "boats" just one big boat and 10" deeper.

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Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT) is a nonprofit that serves young people out of the foster care system after age 18 who leave without a safety net or a family to assist with their transition to adulthood. JIT provides a community of support to help these young adults stay on the path to self-sufficiency. Serving more than 800 youth annually, JIT is focused on stable housing, essential education, meaningful employment, financial security, reliable transportation, positive connections, confidence, and well-being. For more information, visit www.jitfosteryouth.org.

Barons Market Backyard Beer Pairing Offers Summertime Vibes in May - Barons Market has found a way to bring its beloved Backroom Beer Pairing safely into the homes of its shoppers, amid COVID-19’s restrictions on large gatherings. This May’s Barons Backyard Beer Pairing allows suds

Get Deliciou s In-Seas on Produce in Vista

There’s no better time to pick up local in-season produce at the oldest farmers market in San Diego County - the Vista Farmers Market.

The market is located at the San Diego County Courthouse at 345 S. Melrose Drive. The market is open each Saturday from 8 am to noon, in all weather and regardless of holidays. It features 53 local, certified, organic growers, with an abundance of avocados, persimmons, apples, oranges, strawberries, cheeses, and other fruits and vegetables. Plus, you can also find a new plant or flowers and browse the stalls for fresh breads, pies, eggs and other unique goods. It’s worth your time on Saturday to drop by! More information is online at vistafarmersmarket.com.

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

Pick up

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 O ff i c e , w w w. p a l a casino.com and 1-877WIN-PALA (1-877-9467 2 5 2 ) . Tickets are also available at www.etix.com and 1-800-5143849.

Restaurant Guide Delivery

Escondido

Dominic’s Gourmet Restaurant

760.480.1704 dominicsgourmetrestaurant.com Open 7 days a week for curbside pick-up or delivery via door-dash. Check our menu, call us. We’ll give great food and service! And now, Dine Outside with Street Side Dining lovers to take home a featured craft beer expertly paired with ingredients for a tasty summertime recipe – enjoyed with safe social distancing. This special event will run May 1 through May 31 through all nine Barons Market locations The menu for this Barons Backyard Beer Pairing includes Cerveza Xteca's Original MexicanAmerican Lager paired with pimento cheese pretzel dogs. The

Escondido Mike’s BBQ

760.746.4444 1356 W Valley Pkwy Escondido, CA mikesbbq.us Check our menu at our website, or just call. We’ll bring the food to your car! Open T-Thu 11am-7pm,

Fri/Sat from 11am to 8pm

beneficiaries for this May’s pairing include Feeding San Diego and the Feeding America Riverside San Bernardino – both of which offer resources to communities and organizations who have been impacted by COVID-19. HOW IT WORKS: Customers can

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would continue to earn its income from designing, building and manufacturing PCs for most of the next 25 years.

Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory

www. thecomputerfactory.net "San Diego's Best Computer Store 2015-2020" Union Tribune readers poll A blast from the past.

This week, just for giggles we decided to reprint a column we did exactly ten years ago. Here it is. Apples 2010 sales topped 60 billion dollars with a 6 billion dollar profit. First quarter 2011 numbers are up another 25%. How did a niche market PC seller become such a world-class phenomena? It’s an interesting story.

Apple began marketing PCs in late 70s. By the time we moved to Sunnyvale, Ca in 1980 Apple was already one of the success legends in “The Silicon Valley” along with, Atari, Amdahl and many others. Personal computers were coming of age and Apple was the dominant player. Apple, the computer company,

In 1982 IBM entered the PC business and overnight replaced Apple as the number one PC maker. Two years later IBM was overtaken by the “clones’ Dell, Compaq, Gateway and others and began its long decline and eventual exit from the PC business. Apple CEO Steve Jobs and his management team could “see the handwriting on the wall.” DOS/Windows PCs were taking over the world and Apple needed a survival strategy. Apple already had a loyal following among professional graphics artists and teachers, who had used Apple PCs in the classroom, but Apple needed to build a larger loyal user base. If Apple could create an emotional connection with a large enough niche segment of society they wouldn’t need to worry about things like price, performance and quality. In a flash of pure marketing genius Steve Jobs and Apple found a way. Their iconic 1984 TV ad in the third quarter of the super bowl set the tone for the “Applemania” that to this day defines Apples public appeal. With that amazing TV ad Apple reached out and connected with millions of anti-establishment fans. Restless youth, artists, political activists, actors, vaguely dissatisfied folks living lives of quiet desperation, right brained, left handed folks who considered themselves different or special, all these found happiness and kinship within the cult of “Appleheads.” Jobs had nailed it. These “Appleheads” or “Fanboys” were willing to pay premium prices for Apple products. Apple PCs, like Gucci handbags, set one apart from the hoi polloi.

The Appraiser’s Corner

Lunch boxes are collectibles that have soared tremendously in popularity recently. Throughout history people have always needed to transport food, but of course, nobody ever dreamed that these metal boxes could be worth a fortune.

There are a number of characteristics that combine to make the lunch box a collectible. The lunch box represents childhood, television, food, school, parents, and more. As so many of these boxes were lost, it has become a treasure.

It is hard to believe, but some of these boxes are sold for more than $10,000. The first “character” lunch box was the dream child of Walt Disney who put Mickey Mouse on a lunch box in 1935. But it was really television, not movie cartoons or comic strips that put lunch boxes on the map. In the early 1950s Hopalong Cassidy of television fame gave Aladdin Industries the rights to replicate him on the blue and red lunch boxes and on the thermos inside. Shortly thereafter, the American Thermos Bottle Company did the same with Roy Rogers.

However, it was really Superman who coveted the most attention. From the mid 1950s to the mid 1980s, Aladdin and the American

Thermos Bottle Company dominated the market with their Superman boxes. Both companies did, however, produce more than Superman boxes. During that time other popular characters on boxes included Davy Crockett, Howdy Doody, Rat Patrol, Care Bears, Star Wars and Star Trek characters, Miss America, and The Flying Nun. The last of the big movie characters to don a lunch box was probably the Sylvester Stallone character “Rambo”. Chances are at the end of the lunch box era came about because the boxes became too costly, and often they were lost. They were also used in brawls by those innocent young darling children, and found to be dangerous.

Nonetheless, collectors of lunch boxes are often called “boxers” or “paileontologists”, and take their collecting very seriously. As a whole, the most valuable collectible theme character is Superman, followed by Hopalong Cassidy, Howdy Doody, and Roy Rogers.

As a single box, many collectors claim that the most desirable box is the “Toppie” Top Value lunch box of the 1950s and 1960s. These boxes, of which only 10-12 is known to exist today, were distributed in the Dayton, Ohio area. When a shopper filled three Top Value books with stamps, he/she

Apple has been stuck with a 5% to 7% share of the PC market for years. In 2005 Apple abandoned their unique architecture and incorporated the industry standard Intel CPU architecture in their computer products and became essentially a Dell or HP with a different operating system. Secondly, like Dell and HP, Apple stopped making products and became a marketing organization for Chinese high tech products. Today Foxcomm and Inventec design and manufacture the products sold with the Apple logo. Apple enjoys a completely unique advantage shared by no other competitor in high tech products. The “fanboy” phenomena. Apple loyalists queue up days before the release of any new product or upgrade. It is said the Apple could take an Etch-A –Sketch, slap an Apple logo on it and sell 5 million at $500 a pop in the first week. Being first to market with the smart phone and tablets coupled with fanati-

cal customer loyalty has paid huge dividends for Apple in the past two years but there are clouds on the horizon. Both the i-Phone and the i-Pad are threatened by competition from the many companies that are providing more capable devices employing the Android operating system from Google. Steve Jobs himself was concerned enough to rise form his sickbed and deliver an anti-Google rant on March 3rd at the introduction of the iPad II.

Perhaps history will repeat itself. Over 30 years ago Apple made a fortune being first to mass market a personal computer only to be eclipsed when Microsoft made DOS and Windows available to worldwide PC makers. Google, with its Android operating system may well be the new Microsoft pushing Apple and its communications/Internet i products back into Apples traditional role as a niche market provider.

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was given a choice of gifts. Many of the shoppers chose the lunch box, which was eventually lost or heavily used, and thrown away. Anybody who owns the Toppie lunch box undoubtedly knows its value and desirability.

Lunch boxes will continue to increase in value. They are also visually appealing, and are lightweight, and easily movable. With the advent of the baby boomers, in particular, they are extremely nostalgic. As many people are not aware that they are so collectible, it is quite possible that you might be able to pick one up at a swap meet from an unsuspecting vendor. Chances are it would be the highlight of your day, maybe even your week.

Jeff Figler is a professional certified appraiser. His latest book The Picker’s Pocket Guide to Baseball Memorabilia has been #1 on Amazon. He can be reached at info@jefffigler.com or at 877-472-3087.

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head to any of the nine Barons Market locations where the featured beer, ingredients for the bratwurst, and recipe card for the Barons Backyard Beer Pairing will be on display in the store. Customers will then be asked to sign a pledge card, acknowledging they will participate in the pairing. For each person who signs a pledge card, Barons will donate $15 on their behalf to Feeding San Diego for its San Diego stores and Feeding America Riverside for its Inland Empire stores.

WHY: Prior to COVID-19, Barons transformed the stock rooms and loading docks of its nine store locations into a food and brew speakeasy that donates 100% of the ticket sales to local organizations. With the Barons Backyard Beer Pairing, the Barons team found a safe way to give back to its communities while also honoring the spirit of the Backroom Beer Pairing events that its customers know and love. QUOTES: “With warmer months quickly approaching, this Backyard Beer Pairing is a great way to enjoy every summer BBQ’s most popular food: hot dogs,” says Rachel Shemirani, senior vice president of Barons Market. “People can enjoy

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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 10

give you money if you sit there with a Star of David in front of you, especially when you're sitting beside a beggar who is holding a Cross. In fact, they would probably give more money to him just out of spite.

The beggar with the Star of David listened to the Pope, smiled, and turned to the beggar with the Cross and said, "Moishe, look who's trying to teach the Goldstein brothers about marketing!" A bit dated . . . but still funny . . . Reviews of Hillary's book . . .

"Hillary Clinton's 506-page memoirs has come out. So much of her personality shines through, that in the end, you, too, will want to sleep with an intern." ~ Craig Kilborn

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good food and beer in the sunshine, while also supporting an organization providing food for families facing hunger.”

“We’re a local mom and pop beer company in San Diego and take pride in what we do,” says Xteca co-founder Xavier The X-Man. “Our beer is very food-friendly and pairs great with Barons Backyard Beer Pairing’s pimento cheese pretzel dog.”

BARONS MARKET carries a terrific selection of organic, natural and specialty food at rock bottom prices. Voted Outstanding Multistore by Progressive Grocer, Barons is passionate about value and enthusiastic about passing great deals on to you. Simply good food…simply good prices. http://www.baronsmarket.com

Virtual Trainings for Kittens, Cats, Puppies and Dogs - It’s coming — one of these days, we’re

going to wake up, stretch, yawn, and realize it’s time to go back to work … and not at the kitchen table. This transition back can pose challenges for our pets! Here are some tips to help ease the transition. Check out the upcoming seminar Preparing Your Pets for PostPandemic Life led by certified separation anxiety expert Tina Flores to learn even more tips, tricks and management tools! https://secure.sdhumane.org/site/R? i=WcJVCIyFVPqeISTjQ0ZCIw Begin leaving the house regularly for short periods, 10-15 minutes, several times a day and slowly increase the time you’re gone. Ensure your pets are set up for success by giving them plenty of exercise and enrichment throughout the day, including before you leave, to occupy their time while you’re gone.

If you’ve used day care or dog walking services in the past, start working those back into your routine. You can also be home to reward appropriate responses when they arrive — remember our dogs haven’t had as many visitors this year!

Lastly, don’t make a big fuss when you come home. Keep it friendly and casual to help avoid increased excitement around your return. For the following Behavior & Training Classes, contact the San Diego Humane Society, phone 619.299.7012. They are located at 5500 Gaines St., San Diego, 92110, or visit the website at sdhumane.org. Learn more about all classes and articles by visitingf "Behavior & Training Resources" on the website. A special class is the Rattlesnake

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Avoidance training scheduled to start Monday, May 3rd at 10am, live online/in-person hybrid; ages 16 weeks and up, 1 hour, 6 weeks/$160. This hybrid class is taught online for weeks 1-4 and then in person for practice sessions weeks 5-6 in Escondido. No live snakes are used in training, and social distancing, masking and other safety protocols will be in place. Look for all these classes: Kitten Socialization in Isolation; The Trainable Cat, Level 1, and Level 2; Excellent in Emergencies (Dogs & Cats); Puppy Socialization in Isolation; Puppy Preschool; Level 1, Marvelous Manners; Level 2, Superb Skills; Shy Dog Class; Reactive Rover; Fabulous Focus

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and Impulse Control.

The Dog Sports and K9 Nose Work classes are open enrollment, so you can register for each session you want to join. The trainer is flexible with scheduling days and times, so if posted times don’t work for you, enroll in the class and contact the trainer to schedule a better time. Please contact us if you have any questions! Dog Sports: Yoga for Dogs; Intro to Living Room Agility; Intro to Treibball. K9 Nose Work: Intro to Search & Rescue Seminar; BGasic--Intro to Search (food only). Puppy Noses: Intro to Scent Work and Enrichment.

Celebrate Spring by Adding Whimsical Art and New Plants to the Garden! - The Vista Garden Club will have a Plant Sale and Garden Art Boutique from 10:00am to 4:00pm on May 1 and May 2 at Brengle Terrace City Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA. There will be hundreds of potted plants for sale and many artistic creations to embellish your garden. Reasonable prices. Cash and credit

#2021-9007812

The name of the business: Paragon Tile Contracting, located at 5507 Nanday Ct., Oceanside, Ca. 92057 Registrant Information: Michael Patrick Cudal 5507 Nanday Ct.

Oceanside, CA. 92057

This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 3/01/2021

/s/ John Orndorff, Managing Member

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/20/2021 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 & 5/20/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9008311

The name of the business: Oceanside Pedego, located at 201 N. Myers St., Oceanside, CA. 92054. Registrant Information: O’sides E-Bike LLC

2978 Carlsbad Blvd., Suite 130 Carlsbad, CA. 92008

Feather cushions . . . a beautiful Chocolate Brown with three matching large pillows. Cash only, no checks or credit cards. Seen by appointment only, M-Sat Call Evelyn 760.746.1649

This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a.

/s/ John Orndorff, Managing Member

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

#2021-9007080

The name of the business: Tigress Floral Co., located at 114 Walsh St., Oceanside, Ca. 92054 Registrant Information:

Autumn Dawn Woznicki 114 Walsh St.

Oceanside, Ca. 92054.

This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a.

/s/ Autumn Dawn Woznicki

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/13/2021 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

#2021-9006717

#2021-9007099

STATEMENT

Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/26/2021 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 & 5/20/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

The name of the business: id created, located at 1780

La Costa Meadows Dr., #104, San Marcos, CA. 92078.

Registrant Information: Spruce & Gander, Inc.

1780 La Costa Meadows Dr. #104 San Marcos, Ca. 92078

This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business n/a

/s/ Mark Anderson, President

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/10/2021 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13/2021

STATEMENT

The name of the business: Blooms Con Amor, located at 4163 Marvin St., Oceanside, Ca. 92056. Registrant Information: Alma L. Gonzalez 4163 Marvin St.

Oceanside, Ca. 92056

This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Alma L. Gonzalez

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/13/2021 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13/2021


LEGALS

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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 #2021-9005756 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 & 4/29/2021 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: Canaan Investment Group Corp. 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 & 4/29/2021 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 & 4/29/2021

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 Neurofeedback and 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 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007808 The name of the business: Imanis Fragrance; Imonis Scents; Imonis Essentials, located 640 N. Centre City Pkwy #4204, Escondido, Ca. 92025. Registrant Information: Breshanea Raeshon Duncan 640 N. Centre City Pkwy, #4204 Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Broshanea Raeshon Duncan Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/20/2021 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13/2021 & 5/20/21 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9008045 The name of the business: R. J. Designs, located a 2416 Cades Way, Vista, Ca. 92081. Registrant Information: Joni Janine Wait 3726 Hillview Way Oceanside, CA. 92056 Renee Van Horn 2517 Sarbonne Dr. Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is operated by a General Partnership. First day of business 5/9/07. /s/ Joni Janine Wait Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/22/2021 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13/2021 & 5/20/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007515 The name of the business: Lucille’s Gourmet Snacky Snacks; Lucille’s Snacky Snacks, located at 864 Muirfield Drive, Oceanside, Ca. 92058. Registrant Information: Michael Alan Gallina 864 Muirfield Drive Oceaqnside, Ca. 92058 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Michael Ellen Gallina Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/17/2021 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13/2021 & 5/20/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007382 The name of the business: Dalati Plumbing & Building Services, located at 1175 Beverly Way, Escondido, CA. 92026. Registrant Information: Edrees A Dalati 1175 Beverly Way Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 4/10/21. /s/ Edrees A. Dalati Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/16/2021 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007394 The name of the business: NavcoSA; Navco Sports Analysis, located at 537 Holly Lane, Vista, Ca. 92084 Registrant Information: George M. & Ana L. Navadel 537 Holly Lane Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is operated by a married couple. First day of business 6/3/1992 /s/ George M. Navadel Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/16/2021 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13/2021

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"In Hillary Clinton's new book 'Living History,' Hillary details what it was like meeting Bill Clinton, falling in love with him, getting married, and living a passionate, wonderful life as husband and wife. Then on page two, the trouble starts." ~ Jay Leno "Hillary Clinton, our junior senator from New York, announced that she has no intentions of ever, ever running for office of the President of the United States. Her husband, Bill Clinton, is bitterly disappointed. He is crushed. There go his dreams of becoming a two-impeachment family." ~ David Letterman

"Last night, Senator Hillary Clinton hosted her first party in her new home in Washington. People said it was a lot like the parties she used to host at the White House. In fact, even the furniture was the same." ~ Jay Leno "CNN found that Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America. Women admire her because she's strong and successful. Men admire her because she allows her husband to cheat and get away with It." ~ Jay Leno

"Hillary Clinton is the junior senator from the great state of New York. When they swore her in, she used the Clinton family Bible – the one with only 7 commandments." ~ David Letterman Met a fairy today who said she would grant me one wish. "I want to live forever," I said.

"Sorry," said the fairy, "I'm not allowed to grant wishes like that!" "Fine," I said, "then I want to die after Congress gets their heads on straight!" "You crafty bastard!" said the fairy.

While creating women, God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the world. And then He smiled and made the earth round. KNOCK KNOCK! ME: Who is it?

POLICE: It’s the police!

ME? What do you want?

POLICE: We just want to talk. ME: How many are you.

POLICE: There’s just two of us. ME: Then alk to each other. Mainproject for today:

Find my invisible tape.

My therapist told me to write letters to people I hate and then burn them. Did that.

My problem?

I don’t know what to do with the Letters.

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO VISTA DIVISION 325 S. Melrose Vista, Ca. 92081

CITATION FOR FREEDOM FROM PARENTAL CUSTODY AND CONTROL Case No. 21AD000214N

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

A MINOR

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 760.481.5797 DOP: 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 & 5/7/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007627 The name of the business: Hair Biz Hairstyling, located at 160 Creek Street, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Registrant Information: Debra Ann Gates 7555 Agua Dulce Court Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 6/1/1966 /s/ Debra Ann Gates, Owner Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/19/2021 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 & 5/20/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007741 The name of the business: Paris’s Pampered Pets, located at 1597 East Vista Way, Suite C, Vista, Ca. 92083. Paris Mae Burnett 230 Grapevine Rd., #157 Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 8/25/2006 /s/ Paris Mae Burnett Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/19/2021 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 & 5/20/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007459 The name of the business: PR Flooring located at 809 Discovery St., #113, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Pedro Rivera Rodriguez 809 Discovery St., #113 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 1/12/2021 /s/ Pedro Rivera Rodriguez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/17/2021 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 & 5/20/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007987 The name of the business: Aria Retaurant, located a 1650 Descanso Ave., San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Registrant Information: Aria Retaurant, Inc. 1650 Descanso Ave., San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Parham Dinyari, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/21/2021 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 & 5/20/2021


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