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April 30, 2020

Volume 50 - No. 18

by lyle e davis

Our Native American brothers and sisters learned long ago to turn to Mother Earth for answers to many of our ailments, aches and pains.

Perhaps in today’s day and age we should also look to Mother Nature for our medical answers? It’s not unusual, you know. Long ago we learned that the bark of the willow tree, when The Paper - 760.747.7119


scraped, prepared and ingested, could provide natural relief to headaches and other ailments. A company in Germany learned of this, developed a patent on it and began selling it . . with great commercial success. They called this concoction . . . aspirin.

Today, Bayer Aspirin is one of the top sellers in over the counter medications. Chances are you have it in your medi-

cine chest and have used it regularly over the years. But there are many others that the Indian Medicine Men knew and utilized. We note that our good friend, Larry Benson, owner of The Indian Store, currently has a flyer telling of the availability of a number of Indian medicinals.

Right at the top of the list? White Willow Bark. Others

include Ground Nettle Leaf, Red Willow Bark, Black Cohosh, Bearberry Leaf, Valerian Root, Sage and Sweetgrass supplies.

Let’s take a look at some of these items and the ailments they are said to cure.

White Willow Bark, for example: As previously noted, The bark of white willow contains salicin, which is a chemical similar to aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). In combination

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with the herb's powerful antiinflammatory plant compounds (called flavonoids), salicin is thought to be responsible for the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects of the herb.

Ground Nettle Leaf: Nettle tea, made from dried nettle leaves, is perhaps best known for its high mineral content. The leaves are packed with more minerals, especially magnesium and calcium, than a number of other medicinal herbs. One recent study found that dried nettle leaf has more magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, boron, and strontium than dried chamomile, peppermint, sage, St. John’s wort, linden, and lemon balm. Black Cohosh: Black cohosh is an herb. The root of this herb is used for medicinal purposes. ... Black cohosh has commonly been used to treat symptoms of menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), painful menstruation, acne, weakened bones (osteoporosis), and for starting labor in pregnant women. Red Willow Bark: When taken in moderation, willow bark does not appear to have negative side effects. The

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

Golf Buddies meet every 10 years. Two boys grow up together, vowing to stay friends forever.

After college one moves to Maryland and the other to Texas. They agree to meet every ten years in Florida to play golf and catch up with each other.

At age 32 they meet, finish their round of golf and head for lunch. "Where you wanna go?" "Hooters."

"Why Hooters?"

"They have those servers with the beautiful bosoms, the tight shorts and the gorgeous legs."

salicin in willow bark converts to salicylic acid. Some believe that this makes it gentler on your stomach than lab-created aspirin. Too much willow bark, however, can cause stomach cramping and bleeding. Red Willow Bark was also mixed with tobacco and smoked within a sacred peace pipe to seal agreements and to help end disputes. This was a sacred procedure often used in ceremonial rites.

Bearberry Leaf: According to the European Medicines Agency, bearberry leaf is used for lower urinary tract infections. The agency says that arbutin, an active compound from this herb, is responsible for antimicrobial activity against bacteria from urinary tract infections. Typically, it is prepared as a tea.

Valerian Root: Valerian is most commonly used for sleep disorders, especially the inability to sleep (insomnia). Valerian is also used orally for anxiety and psychological stress, but there is limited scientific research to support these uses. Although some conflicting research exists, most studies show that taking valerian can reduce the amount of time it "You're on."

At age 42, they meet and play golf again. "Where you wanna go for lunch?" "Hooters"

"Again? Why?"

"They have cold beer, big screen TVs, and side action on the games." "OK."

At age 52 they meet and play again. "So where you wanna go for lunch?" "Hooters. "Why?"

"The food is pretty good and there's plenty of parking." "OK."

At age 62 they meet again.

After a round of golf, one says, "Where you wanna go?" "Hooters." "Why?"

"Wings are half price and the food isn't too spicy." "Good choice"

takes to fall asleep by about 15 to 20 minutes. Valerian also seems to improve sleep quality. Doses of 400-900 mg of valerian extract taken up to 2 hours before bed seem to work best. Continuous use for several days, even up to four weeks, may be needed before an effect is noticeable.

Sage: The leaf is used to make medicine. Sage is used for digestive problems, including loss of appetite, gas (flatulence), stomach pain (gastritis), diarrhea, bloating, and heartburn. It is also used for reducing overproduction of perspiration and saliva; and for depression, memory loss, and Alzheimer's disease. In some First Nations and Native American ceremonies, certain herbs are traditionally used to purify or bless people and places. For instance, some cultures use the smoke of burning red cedar as part of their particular purification and healing ceremonies. Sometimes this is done in hospitals to "cleanse and repel evil influence.

Sweetgrass Braids: Sweetgrass Braids are often used for smudging and have a prominent place in daily rituals & aboriginal medicine. Their sweet smell is said to please the spirits. At age 72 they meet again.

Once again, after a round of golf, one says, "Where shall we go for lunch?" "Hooters." "Why?"

"They have six handicapped parking spaces right by the door and they have senior discounts." "Great choice."

At age 82 they meet and play again. "Where should we go for lunch?" "Hooters." "Why?"

"Because we've never been there before." "Okay."

••• Therapist: Your wife tells me you never buy her flowers. Is that true? Husband: To be honest, I never knew she sold flowers. ••• 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. •••

Books on medicinal plants and the Indian culture are also available at the Indian Store.

There is a lot of information on the Internet if you just type into the Search Bar “Native American Medicines,” “Herbal Remedies,” . . . you’ll find many links to a wide variety of related information.

Or, what is even easier and probably more enjoyable, just visit the Indian Store and talk to Store Manager Ken Leader or his son, Nate. They know the Indian culture and traditions and how the various medicines are utilized. They’ll point out helpful books to you that would go into greater detail. If you’re lucky and Larry Benson is in the store you just may get an audience with him and he knows, in depth, the Native American culture and practices. Medicine Men, Sweat Lodges

Other areas to explore within the Native American Culture include Sweat Lodges and Medicine Men.

In Native American traditions, sweat lodges have been used for centuries as a way to purify the body and soul and to deep-

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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. ••• 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.

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

Caution! Stay Back! 0 to 50 MPG in 10 minutes. ••• You know you’re getting old when you fall down and wonder what else you can do while you’re down there. ••• 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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en spiritual connection. Prior to the sweat, some Indians choose to meditate or fast in order to receive greater guidance. A sweat lodge is a place of prayer, a place to give thanks and a place to seek wisdom. There are sweat lodges in North San Diego County, principally within the San Pasqual and Pala tribes . . . but they are only available by invitation.

The sweat lodge itself is simply a small, domed, heated structure. They are typically constructed using branches covered with blankets, or more traditionally animal skins. There are three ways to heat a sweat lodge; using heated stones, directly using fire chambers, or a more complex system similar to a sauna.

The sweat lodge structure is seen by some Native tribes as representing the womb of the earth, the darkness symbolizes human ignorance, the heated stones are the coming of life, and the steam is the activation of the universe’s creative force. Sweats usually happen before and after other major Native American festivals like Sun Dance, and they can be used

Let’s Get California Moving Again

Governor Newsom recently created the California Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery to get the economy growing again as quickly and safely as possible. As Assembly Minority Leader and a small business owner, I was honored to be selected as a member of this critical team.

The Coronavirus response has devastated California’s economy, including thousands of small businesses that employ millions. We slammed the brakes on the world’s fifth largest economy, and the most vulnerable have been hit the hardest.

While health and safety will come first, the 80-member Task Force will work toward quickly re-opening California’s economy. To accomplish this, the Governor has tapped a broad and experienced group that covers all geographic, business and non-profit sectors. Prominent leaders in business, labor, healthcare, academia and philanthropy are included. The task force Chair is Tom Steyer and includes ex-officio members of former governors Wilson, Davis, Schwarzenegger and Brown, other government officials, and prominent business leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger. For the complete list, please visit:

alone when needed. As to Medicine Men, in North San Diego County, they are traditionally very shy and pefer to maintain a low profile. There are many fascinating stories about the Medicine Man and his ability to heal, to cure, to perform miracles. The information is not easy to come by but we are sufficiently intrigued that it is our intent to research this area more to produce another cover story that focuses on them, what they do, why, and how. We will also address, in greater detail, the various herbal medicines they employ, many of which have been adapted by major pharmaceutical companies with great success.

There are so many wonderful stories and things to learn while we endure the self-isolation recommended and sometimes required during the COVOID19 crisis.

We will keep you (and ourselve) informed and, in the process, hope to have a whole new round of great stories. Incidentally, if you would like to learn more . . talk to Larry Benson at the Indian Store in Vista. He’s a font of knowledge on Indian lore, medicine, and their practices. The store is at 1950 Hacienda Drive, Vista. Call him or his staff at 760.639.5309.

The Task Force will develop solutions that reflect the diverse communities that make up California. The recovery must be inclusive so every community, including rural and underserved areas, shares fully in the benefits. Our process will be robust, and we’ll be seeking insightful and practical solutions. Recommendations for reopening will be based on the Governor’s six criteria, available here:

We held our first meeting last Wednesday. We will divide into 10 sub committees, including small business, technology, work-force and financial, and I am currently reviewing potential committee assignments. During times of crisis, public and private sectors have always come together to share risks, responsibilities and sacrifices. This crisis is no different. Millions of Californians are depending on us to come through. We need to start moving now! Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.

The Pastor Says

conflicts, and disagreements as to what is needed to just survive. The old order, like the broken plane, needs to be remade, reworked, and built well enough to get us off the ground and flying again.

Pastor Richard Huls (retired) THE PHOENIX WILL FLY AGAIN

Some years ago, I saw a movie called “The Phoenix”. It was based on a mythical Egyptian bird which, after a long life, would consume itself in fire and then rise renewed from the ashes to start another life. The story line of the movie featured a plane crash in the Egyptian desert, with a number of interesting and creative persons as passengers and crew. They, after a fair amount of conflict, were able to build, out of the wreckage, a flyable plane, which did indeed carry them out of the desert to safety.

The present world we live in with the virus, which has caused the biggest crash in our modern era, is similar to the plane crash in the movie. Not only has there been the disabling of our society with unemployment, business shutdowns, and a fallen stock market, but also confinement to our homes, social

Words alone won’t do it. Many talk, but have no plan or solutions. Others complain and rebel, which only adds more stress and anxiety. A few offer reasons for the dilemma, such as God’s curse, the President’s ineptitude, Chinese mismanagement, both scientifically and socially, and our lack of preparedness. So what should we do? To do nothing is to suffer and die. To simply say, “We are all in this together”, only says, “We are all victims.” There are three things each of us can do to get us off the ground. The first, which you would expect of a pastor, is to pray. Seek God’s care, love, patience, wisdom, and leading both for the self as well as for our leaders in government. Jesus said, “All things are possible with God.” Give God a chance.

The second is to be grateful for all those who are working to create a constructive remedy to the virus – the scientific community, research laboratories, medical profession, businesses, our government, and those who share time, talent, and their resources.

The third is to do our part – wear the mask, be optimistic, encourage others, have hope, believe in a bright future, light a candle, and expect a stronger and more humble and caring society. And finally, may we look up to see “The Phoenix” flying out of the ashes of the coronavirus.

5th District Supervisor

Jim Desmond

Thank you, San Diego County. The sacrifices you’ve made are extensive and there has been a willingness for you to do what was necessary to stay inside. We are now at a crossroads when it comes to COVID-19.

We must decide the best course for the entire population. At these crossroads, we see despair and economic devastation from the virus. One of the biggest things we have learned over the past month is how to combat the virus. Washing your hands for 20 seconds works, social distancing works and wearing masks and gloves work. The trends show it as we continue to have less and less positive cases.

So, how do we keep using these tools and apply them not only to continuing fighting the virus, but also towards reviving the economy and opening businesses? The narrative for the past month has been, businesses that are essential are allowed to be open and those that aren’t having to close. We need to change the narrative from what is essential to what is safe. What is the safest path to take, applying those same tools that for the most part have staved off the virus and open businesses in San Diego County.

The safety of our County is essential, but so too is the economy. Work is essential, food on the table is essen-

tial, mortgages are essential, and rents are essential. Last week, I launched a website,, where we asked businesses to submit their plans for opening back up. We received over 300 plans from businesses that are willing to abide by safety protocols, such as wearing masks, maintaining social distance and taking temperatures.

At our last Board meeting, I made a motion for three things. 1. Open outdoor recreational activities, as soon as possible (beaches, parks, golf courses, etc.). 2. Start now to draft the reopening criteria for gyms, salons, restaurants and large warehouse businesses. 3. Start lobbying the Governor to open businesses in San Diego on May 1st. Unfortunately, the motion was defeated by a 3-2 vote with Supervisor Gaspar supporting the motion. Safety is greatly important, but businesses can also work in a safe manner on a parallel path. Our next Board meeting is May 5th and we will be putting more pressure to get our economy open. Hopefully with your support and more momentum we will be able to get more people back to work in a safe and effective manner!

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Beds, Equipment Supplied for Palomar Medical Center’s Federal Field Hospital

The 250-bed “hospital within a hospital” was announced earlier this month as a means to support county medical facilities in case the pandemic spreads and more patients are sickened with the virus. Army Corps of Engineers began to set up the equipment on Wednesday at the hospital.

The federal field hospital is being installed on the 10th and 11th floor of the medical center. The temporary facility will include 20 enhanced care treatment beds, 10 adjustable exam beds for triage, five bariatric beds, 25 toddler cots and 24 portable cribs. Valley Center Woman, 73, Wins Release, Aims to Prove She Didn’t Kill Husband

A 73-year-old former Valley Center resident who was convicted of murdering her husband and was serving a 25-years-to-life sentence was to have been released temporarily from prison amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Jane Dorotik was sentenced in 2001 for the murder of 55-year-old Robert Dorotik, whose body was found on Feb. 13, 2000, one day

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You can try to discuss your specific needs as they relate to computer configurations with sale clerks in the “big box” stores but it’s unlikely that you’ll have much luck. They may know how Snap Chat works but they won’t be able to help you configure a computer to fit your

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We have these PC form factors in stock with an infinity of options. They are Windows 10 enterprise “refurbs.” Their specs are developed by the enterprise ITs responsible for maintaining the enterprise networks. As new enterprise computers they sell with three year war-

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after his wife said he disappeared after going jogging, prompting her to report him missing.

Prosecutors alleged Dorotik beat her husband to death in their bedroom of the Valley Center horse ranch they rented, then dumped his body on the side of a road a few miles from the ranch. Medical examiners concluded he died of blunt force trauma to the head and strangulation, which prosecutors alleged was committed with a hammer and rope. Prosecutors alleged Dorotik killed

him because she would have to pay him 40 percent of her income in the event of a divorce.

Her attorneys argued conditions inside the prison, along with Dorotik’s age and an underlying heart condition, necessitated her release. Dorotik is due back in a Vista courtroom in about 30 days for a status hearing.

Letters to the Editor

To California Republican Reps Waldron and Jones: I am concerned about the recent threat to the Prop. 13 property tax by our money-hungry state politicians.

I am financially well off and already pay high income taxes to California. However, if Prop 13 is changed so that I have a steep increase in my property tax, that will induce me to move to a nostate-tax environment.

How will this state survive when

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Man About Town

A Light at the End of the Tunnel? I had a medical procedure schedued in March at the VA Hospital in La Jolla . . . which was postponed due to the COVID19 crisis. Thursday of last week I get a call from the VA and they wanted me to come in for the procedure the following Monday (this past Monday). I agreed, the procedure was done and here I am, just as ornery as ever. Had to get the COVID19 screening test (a swab stuck up your nose; uncomfortable but not painful) then I was cleared. This appears to be a good sign, if hospitals can now do elective medical procedures it will not only improve the health of the community but the hospital revenues will once again begin to climb. A lot of hospitals have really been hit hard by the lack of elective surgeries and the revenue that accompanies them.

Talked to good friend and one of the world’s greatest dentists, Dr. Greg Hurt of the San Marcos Dental Center. He and his clinic are only seeing emergency dental patients and he tells me they average two to three patients a day for the past month. Below, Dr. Hurt (far right) and his staff.

‘The Black Plague’ – History’s Worse Pandemic?

As bad as we think our society is being challenged thus far this year, things have been worse – far worse. Compared to the 1918-19 “Spanish Flu,” “The Black Death,” also known as “The Pestilence,” or “The Black Plague,” was the most fatal pandemic recorded in human history. It peaked in Europe in the 14th century (1347-1351). The pandemic resulted in the deaths of some 75 million to 200 million people in Eurasia (Europe and west-central Asia) as well as North Africa up into Western Europe and the British Isles. (The continents of North and South America were yet to be discovered and colonized).

Historically speaking, the Black Death was the second pandemic ever recorded. The first was the “Plague of Justinian” (542-546 B.C.). The Black Death created religious, social, and economic upheavals, especially with profound effects on the course of European history.

Beginning in 1331, many natural disasters led to widespread famine with the deadly black pandemic arriving soon after. Other conditions, such as war, famine, and turbulent weather contributed to its severity.

Studies show circa 1347, the Black Death probably originated in Central or East Asia, from where it travelled along the “Silk Road,” reaching the Crimea on the Black Sea circa. From there, carried by fleas living on black rats, it likely travelled the trade routes on merchant ships, spreading throughout the Mediterranean Basin reaching North Africa, Western Asia, and the rest of Europe via Constantinople, (Turkey), Sicily, and the Italian Peninsula.

The Black Plague is estimated to have killed up to 60 percent of Europe's population, reducing the known world population from an estimated 475 million down to 350 million. It took 200 years for Europe's population to recover to its previous level.

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against trying to prevent or treat a disease sent by God. Others adopted preventive measures and treatments used by Europeans.

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Isolated outbreaks of The Black Death kept recurring at various locations around the world until the early 20th century. Research in 2018 found evidence of the culprit bacteria in an ancient Swedish tomb, which may have caused an early pandemic around 3000 B.C. Archeological evidence at that time period indicates European populations fell significantly.

Muslim religious scholars taught the Black Death was a “martyrdom and mercy” from God, assuring the believer's place in paradise. For non-believers, it was a punishment. Some Muslim doctors cautioned

The spread of disease was far more rampant in communities of poverty. Epidemics leveled cities, particularly affecting children. It was easily spread by lice, unsanitary drinking water, and military movements. The policy of community and home quarantines is nothing new; it was a 14th century medical advance. After continual Black Death outbreaks, quarantines began in 1377, in the city-state of Ragusa (modern Dubrovnik, Croatia).

After The Black Plague began circa 1347-1350, it came to England first in the towns and ports leaving almost none of the population alive. The mortality rate of The Plague in the 14th century was far greater than any 20th-century pandemics. The resulting population decline in the 14th century caused wages to soar in response to the labor shortage. It wasn’t until late in the 19th century the importance of hygiene was recognized as the germ theory of disease developed among scientists and physicians. Until the late 1800s streets were filthy with horse droppings as well as live and dead rodents of all sorts. Humans were infected with parasites facilitating the spread of transmissible disease. This knowledge brought about the habit of washing one’s hands and body. Historians have found that poor sanitation by doctors and nurses during the U.S. Civil War (18601865). It caused more soldiers among both the Union and the Confederates to die from disease and infection than from actual combat.

In 1959, riding a Tokyo-bound train in Japan, I first observed many people wearing white surgical masks. As many as a third of those walking along streets, in stores, and riding public conveyance were doing the same. Air quality wasn’t bad – no smog to speak of, but like 60 years ago it was a way of life for the Japanese and now may be part of our future. The Black Death of the 14th century registered history’s largest number of casualties as there was little knowledge and no medicines or research. With world travel and socialization being what it is today, if we aren’t cautious it’s quite possible humanity could easily be erased from the planet. Go wash your hands and cover your face before going out in society. Subscribe to The Paper!

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

San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones

San Marcos named 25th safest city in California

The City of San Marcos was ranked #25 in SafeWise's sixth annual Safest Cities in California report.

The comprehensive safety report was created using FBI crime statistics and U.S. Census population data to rank the safest cities in each state and across the country. According to SafeWise, the rankings are based on violent and property crime numbers, including the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) in each city and the number of reported property crimes (burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft). In addition, the latest data from the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) released in November revealed that San Marcos has some of the lowest crime rates among the 18 incorporated cities in San Diego County.

You can read the full SafeWise report at

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” Mcnamara Greetings Escondido,

I’ve been receiving a lot of email lately about opening our parks back up, easing restrictions and getting the economy back up to speed. Well, we are certainly supportive of those sentiments and we know that the county is considering ways to do just that. But for right now, we still need to be patient. It’s still early but things look like they are doing better than the modeling predictions. So, the challenge is determining what is working, so we can find the right balance. We’ve tried to be measured and deliberate in all that we’ve done guided by common sense and an avoidance of overreaction. The vast majority of our feedback has been appreciative of that approach and that we’ve tried to avoid being draconian. Our success is a shared one because our community is in compliance with the guidelines provided. Let’s stay the course for a little while longer and then get back to some normalcy. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac

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Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

City Parks Open for Passive Use

The City of Vista parks are now opened for passive use only. Park users are limited to individual/household unit activities, such as walking (dogs on leash permitted), and jogging, all with physical distancing. Group activities and active sports are still not be allowed at this time. Athletic fields, the skate parks, park playgrounds, basketball, tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball courts will remain closed. South Buena Vista Park is also open for the off-leash for dogs.

The City encourages park users to bring disinfectant wipes with them as they visit the park and to ensure children clean hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer. Remember, that effective May 1, County Public Health officials require using a facial covering while outside. Due to the County Health Order, the park parking lots remain closed. Sign up for coronavirus news updates at Oceanside - Mayor Peter Weiss

The Oceanside community has pulled together to serve the City’s most vulnerable residents during the stay home order. Hot meals are provided every day nearing 10,000 for the week, and bulk food distributions or sack lunches are provided on a weekly basis for an additional 4,180 distributions.

Meal providers are O’side Kitchen Collaborative, Feeding San Diego, Serving Seniors, Mission Bar & Grill, Wrench & Rodent, Matsu, Guahan Grill, The Plot, Mangia e Bevi, Anita’s Mexican Cantina, Barrel Republic, Senor Grubby’s and ProduceGood. Organizations ensuring the meals and bulk food are delivered to the most vulnerable residents include Oceanside Homeless Resource, Women’s Resource Center, Community Research Foundation, Loving the Elderly, Tender Loving Mercy, Victory Outreach, Salvation Army, Vista Community Clinic, North County Lifeline, Brother Benno’s, Oceanside Sanctuary, Oceana, Caring Hearts, Every Action Echoes and more sign on each week. Oceanside Unified School District is also distributing meals to students under age 18 from six feeding sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Thanks to you all.

Restaurant Guide

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Belching Beaver Tavern Grill

760.295.8599; text orders to (619) 500.4213 Pick-up. Limited hours/menu Tues-Sat 2-6pm. Food, beer, wine, cocktails. Check hours on website:/social media.

Upper Crust Pizza 760.941.0081 Open for pick-up. 1330 E. Vista Way. Mesa Vista “enter at the corner of Bobier

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Angelo’s Burgers

760.757.5161 3 Locations: Drive through service: 621 N. Coast Hwy, Mon-Sun 6am-11pm; 2035 S. Coast Hiway, Mon-Thur & Sun 7am-10pm, Fri & Sat, 7am-11pm. 760.967.9911; 1050 S. Coast Hwy, Mon-Sun 8am-9pm. 760.757.4064

Senor Grubby’s

760.729.6040 2 for 1 to-go cocktails. Honoring daily food & happy hour specials. Open 9am-9pm daily. Grubhub delivery. See website for menus and more information..

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9007310 The name of the business, Rufus Builder Services Inc., located at 3863 Flowerwood Lane, Fallbrook, Ca. 92028. This business is registered by: Rufus Builder Services Inc. 3863 Flowerwood Lane Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 2/6/2020 /s/ Kimberly A. Richards, CEO/President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/09/2020. 4/23, 4/30, 5/7 & 5/14/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9007059 The name of the business, Mr. Detail the Shop, MadeRight Manufacturing, located at 2470 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: MRPDT, LLC 2470 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Suite B Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company.. First day of business n/a. /s/ Benjamin Nelson, Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/20/2020. 4/16, 4/23, 4/30 & 5/7/2020


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9007469 The name of the business, Oceanside Buggy Bath Carwash, Oceanside Buggy Bash Mini Mart, located at 2946 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is registered by: Lemkey Enterprises, Inc. 2903 Vista Mariana Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 6/01/1990. /s/ John C. Lemkey, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/15/2020. 4/23, 4/30, 5/07 & 5/14 /2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9006360 The name of the business: Dino’s Barbershop, located at 3184 Adams Ave., San Diego, Ca. 92116. This business is registered by: Dino James Mitroff 4665 36th St. San Diego, CA. 92116 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Dino James Mitroff Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/11/2020. 4/09, 4/16, 4/23 & 4/30/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9007568 The name of the business: Charlie’s Family Restaurant, located at 210 N. Ivy Street, Escondido, CA. 92025. This business is registered by: Suzan Meleka 2316 Rock View Glen Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 12/02/92. /s/ Suzan Meleka Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/20/2020. 4/30, 5/07, 5/14 & 5/21/2020

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for the better part of the last month at both their Escondido and San Marcos locations. No charge. In addition, they have served 300 meals donated to the medical stafff at Palomar and Pomerado Medical Centers. Regular meals for the family can also be purchased for pick-up . . complete family meals at very reasonable cost. Time to support these restaurants that do so much to support our community! Call the Escondido location at 760.745.1382, the San Marcos location is 760.471.6644.

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Gunner's Mate 1st Class Joshua Halford, from Oceanside, California, gives an order to line handlers aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), front, during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201). Forrest Sherman is conducting operations in U.S. 6th Fleet to support maritime security operations in

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San Diego Oasis Hosting Online Classes to Help Older Adults - San Diego Oasis, a nonprofit organization serving people over the age of 50 with office locations in Escondido and La Mesa, is now offering online classes to help the older adult population during the COVID-19 crisis. “In an effort to help keep our community engaged, while also trying to help combat isolationism and depression, San Diego Oasis is offering free and low cost classes online,” states David Beevers, North County Program Manager for San Diego Oasis. All programs can easily be accessed by simply registering for the class through their website at

Classes span a variety of topics, which include live music sessions, spiritual studies, grief support, meditation, technology, and more. “These online classes allow people to continue with lifelong learning and community involvement during this time when we are not able to physically be together,” says Simona Valanciute, President and CEO of San Diego Oasis. Oasis also operates an intergenerational literacy tutoring program, which is currently trying to raise 100,000 books to donate to Title One designated elementary schools throughout all of San Diego County. Kristen Amicone, Director of Intergenerational Programs announced, “We have approximately 1,500 books being shipped to Harriet Tubman Charter School, which will then be distributed to the children and help encourage them to continue reading while being at home.” San Diego Oasis also recently donated over 900 books to North Broadway Elementary and more than 1,200 books to Rock Springs Elementary, both in Escondido. For more information about San Diego Oasis, please visit The phone

shelter in San Diego County. Tom was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS) program.

Tom is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 2 year old, 12 pound, male, Domestic Short Hair cat with a Brown Tabby coat. Tom really likes people and other cats. He was a stray when he was picked up and taken to an animal

Hanai is an 8-year-old cat looking for a new family. She needs a calm, quiet home where she can relax. She'd love nothing more than to snuggle up with her new family and share affection.

number for the North County office is 760.796.6020, and the location is 210 Park Avenue, Escondido, 92025.

Museum Doors Closed but Information Flowing Out - The Valley Center History Museum, which is indefinitely closed due to the coronavirus crisis, remains actively engaged in providing historical and ancestral information to researchers, students engaged in on-line learning, and others who discover the museum while randomly searching the internet. A volunteer who is on site at various hours responds to all inquiries made via telephone or email. The Valley Center History Museum can be reached via email at or by calling (760) 749-2993. Inquiries can also be sent to the museum's Web site,, and clicking the contact button. Examples of recent inquiries to the museum include the following and are typical of questions

regularly received by the local Historical Society: Why does the street called Old Castle

The $100 adoption fee for Tom includes medical exams, vaccinations, neuter, and registered microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413. To download an adoption survey and make an appointment to meet Tom at Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas log on to

She makes the cutest chirping noises when she wants attention and pets. Hanai has some medical issues, so she needs a special diet. Her adoption fee (and a cat starter kit) at our Oceanside Campus has been covered by the generosity of a cat lover who can't adopt right now but wants to help Hanai go home. Call us at 619-299-7012 to make an appointment to adopt her!

Road have that name? Answer: Isaac Frazee and his family homesteaded on 160 acres in 1890 and set out to build a replica of an ancient feudal castle that was home to his Scottish ancestors. The stone turret, with walls three feet thick, is said to be patterned after Dunnottar Castle near Aberdeen. When the County paved the nearby dirt road, previously known as Moosa Canyon, they named it Old Castle Road. Whatever happened to the Grizzly Bear that gave Valley Center its original name of Bear Valley? Answer: The largest known Grizzly in state history was shot and killed in 1866 and hauled to the ranch of Asher E. Maxcy who had the only scale large enough to weigh the bear. Maxcy retained the head of the animal until about 1900 when it was sold to someone in either Georgia or Tennessee. Later efforts to locate the remains were unsuccessful.

I go to an agricultural organization near Fallbrook called The Grange. Considering the agricultural history of Pauma Valley, where I live, and Valley Center, how come this organization doesn't exist here? Answer: For almost half a century, Valley Center boasted California's largest chapter of The Grange, a fraternal association of farmers and rural residents. Starting in 1936, the local Grange, with 118 members, was the driving force behind most community activities. In 1983, with only eight members and three years short of its 50th anniversary, chapter #631 handed back its charter and disbanded. The Rainbow Valley Grange is believed to be the only chapter in the region. We're Going Virtual to Celebrate Moms! - Support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside by buying opportunity tickets to win Mom prizes at our Virtual Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast. Saturday, May 9th, at 10:30am, join us for our FREE Virtual Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast. For more information, contact Vanessa Mendez at or call 760.433.8920.

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we fat-cats move away and take all our tax revenue contributions with us? Many have done so already, as you know. How can the low and middle income folks left behind, be milked enough to fully sustain the puerile profligacy of you hapless politicians?

Please convince your Democrat colleagues that the issue is clear. Leave Prop 13 as is and I will buy a load of CA Muni bonds. But increase my taxes, and I will sell out after 45 years living here, and move, taking with me my heavy contribution to all those overdone freebie handouts that the immigrants and homeless flock here for. /s/ Richard DellOrfano, San Diego

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